- Virat Kohli became the highest paid player in the IPL’s history after receiving R33 million for the upcoming tournament
- South African cricketer AB de Villiers would rejoins the Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he will receive a R21 million salary
- Teams were allowed to nominate three players from their 2017 squads, before the rest are up for auction later on in January
Indian cricket star Virat Kohli would receive the Indian Premier League’s highest ever salary, receiving a R33 million pay check for 2018’s tournament.
The 2018 Indian Premier League, where eight teams face off against each other over two months, will include big names such as Steve Smith, who is also the Australian captain.
Kohli, will remain at his team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, alongside South Africa's AB de Villiers, who will earn R21 million for the tournament.
The Indian captain’s salary beat the R31 million Yuvraj Singh received in 2015 while playing for Delhi Daredevils.
Ricky Ponting, who previously coached the Mumbai Indians to victory in 2015, will be the Delhi Daredevils’ coach for the upcoming 2018 season.
Briefly.co.za gathered Australian batsmen Smith and David Warner will return to their respective teams, where each will receive a R23 million salary.
Thus, making them the highest paid cricket players from foreign countries.
Warner will return to the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Smith will walk out for the Rajasthan Royals, returning from a two-year ban over match-fixing, sport24 reported.
Also coming from a two-year suspension is the Chennai Super Kings, have former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni back on the team.
Each team could re-sign up to three of their 2017 squad before other team had the opportunity to bid on the remaining players in an auction on 27 and 28 January.
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