What is “Joker card” to be used in IPL?


New Delhi: Media reports suggest the Indian Premier League's Governing Council has floated the idea of introducing a 'Joker's Card' in the IPL-7 players' auction that is scheduled for February next year.

The governing council (GC) has reportedly agreed to the team owners' suggestion of allowing every team to retain five players, for which each franchise will have to shell out Rs 39 crore of their salary cap of Rs. 60 crore.

However, the GC has reportedly went a step further to give franchises the option of retaining more players by using their 'Joker's card.'

Using the card means whichever team bids highest for the said cricketer, the original franchise/employer will have first right of refusal. A teams retaining five players can play as many as three 'Joker cards', but the teams that don't retain any players will have the option of playing the 'Joker' five times.

The GC is expected to meet in the coming few days to arrive at a decision on the...

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IPL franchises will be allowed to retain up to five players ahead of the 2014 auction, and have the option of buying back additional members of their squads at the auction via "right to match" cards, according to the rules released on Tuesday. The auction will be on February 12, and carried into February 13 if required, at a venue yet to be decided.

The right to match essentially gives a franchise the first right of refusal to its players, allowing it to buy its player back after other franchises have completed the bidding process for him. For example, if Mumbai Indians have already retained five players but want Player X, they merely have to wait till the bidding in the open auction for Player X is over and match the highest bid offered for him.

The number of right to match cards available to each franchise will depend on the number of players already retained. A franchise retaining between three and five players will have one right to match card, while a...

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IPL Aucution Date 2014 @ 9:30 AM (ind time)
Date: 12-13 Fabruary 2014, Time: 9:30 in sony six
Venue: Bangalore
Channel: SonySix

[ Live updates will be available 1 hour (9:30 India Time) before the start of auction on both 12 and 13 of this month ]

IPL 2014 Squads after Auctions

[ IPL 7’s much anticipated players auction ceremony will be taking place on 12th and 13th February 2014. We will have the free live stream of this event right here. live links will be available shortly before the auction begins on the day ]

This is the time when players are traded in/out for different players while many players will have their contracts renewed. Every team can retain 5 players at most, while the salary cap for this year’s auction is 60 crores indian rupees which is roughly equal to 9.5 million USD

Indian Premier League is the biggest domestic cricket event in the world, and by quite a margin....

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VIVO Indian Premier League 2017 fixtures announced

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the fixtures of the upcoming VIVO Indian Premier League 2017 season with the opening match scheduled to be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on April 5, 2017.

Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will play last year’s runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening game of the 2017 season.

The tournament will be spread over 47 days across 10 venues. The schedule has been designed with each team playing 14 matches – 7 of them at home venues.

The season will also witness IPL returning to Indore for the first time since 2011.

The final will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium – on Sunday, May 21st, 2017.

The complete fixtures can be accessed by clicking...

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Board of Control for Cricket in India

has incorporated strict guidelines in their 19-page 'Request For Proposals' (RFP) from interested companies that will stage 8 opening ceremonies during the first match of all the eight franchises including the closing ceremony in Hyderabad.

To maintain the transparency and probity that has always been questioned during all editions of the IPL, the new guidelines require the interested parties to be companies with Rs 30 crore annual turnover, ready to pay bank guarantee of 35 per cent and with no criminal record.

After the Committee of Administrators (COA) took over, the stress has been on transparency and the first steps towards attaining that is being taken after the issuing of RFP.

The board has made it clear that the contract will only be given to companies with expertise in event management.

Few guidelines loosely for interested parties

1) The successful interested party has to bear...

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Here's the lowdown on intense pulsed light - does it work, is it painful, and how does it compare to laser hair removal?

Hair removal has come a long way since its humble IPL beginnings. The good news is that we now have a far more effective hair removal offering available to us in the form of lasers – a growing and sophisticated area of the treatment industry, set to be worth 2.19 billion by 2019 according to the International Master Course of Ageing Skin. The bad news is a more confusing, often risk-associated, world of treatments.

Here we answer a few of your burning hair removal questions, and with the help of the experts, hope to smooth out the tangled IPL vs. laser question.

What is IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it is a form of light therapy, used for various dermatological procedures including hair removal.

So what's the difference between IPL and laser hair removal technology?
Unlike laser treatments, which have just one...

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David O'Meara wrote:But my problem is that for all the money and the prestige associated with the competition, it doesn't appear to be very popular or given much coverage outside India.

Personally, I consider IPL just entertainment and not serious cricket. After watching few of the IPL matches in the last couple of seasons, I have stayed away from watching any of them this season. It's mainly because I find that there's an air of artificial excitement generated with all kinds of non-cricketing things involved in IPL. I even find the commentators going overboard (which is irritating) for every shot hit. I would have liked to watch some serious game of club cricket without this artificial entertainment around it. When it was first introduced I thought it might be similar to tournaments like the Barclay's Premier League football or their European counterparts, which involves serious sport rather than some distracting entertainment.

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Ampersand, asterisk, tilde, comma, parentheses. Most of the commonly used symbols in the English language have particular names associated with them, so we can talk about them without having to say "you know, that squiggly symbol that kind of looks like the letter S." With the emergence of the Internet, and with it, the important role that the ’@’ sign plays in e-mail addresses, this once uncommon symbol now has a lot of people wondering what to call it.

Officially, this symbol is called commercial at. Unofficially, most people seem to refer to it as the at sign or just at. Recently, there has also been a movement to call it the atmark. There are also numerous nicknames for it, including snail, curl, strudel, whorl, and whirlpool.

Interested in learning more about the origins of @, and what other countries call it? Check out these web...

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The Internet Public Library (IPL, ipl2) was a non-profit, largely student-run website managed by a consortium, headed by Drexel University. Visitors could ask reference questions, and volunteer librarians and graduate students in library and information science formed collections and answered questions. The IPL opened on March 17, 1995. On January 1, 2010 it merged with the Librarians' Internet Index to become ipl2.[1] It ceased operations completely on June 30, 2015.

The digital collections on the site were divided into five broad categories, and include Resources by Subject, Newspapers & Magazines, Special Collections Created By the ipl2, and Special Collections for Kids and Teens. As of March 2011 it had about 40,000 searchable resources.[2]


The IPL originated at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. Michigan SI students almost exclusively generated its content. They also managed the Ask a Question reference service. In 2006...

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A total of 351 players, including six Bangladeshis, will feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 players’ auction which is scheduled to be held in Bangalore on February 20.

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal led the list of Tigers that have entered their name for the players’ auction.

Alongside Tamim, Anamul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mahmudullah Riyad and Mehedi Hasan Miraz have thrown their hats in the ring.

All of the players will command a reserve price of 30 lakh rupees.

The final roster was pruned down to 351 from an initial list of 799 players after the eight franchises presented their wish list.

Two other Bangladeshis, Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan, have been retained by defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and former champions Kolkata Knight Riders respectively.

Other high-profile players, with reserve prices ranging from 1 crore to 2 crore, include England players Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy, Sri...

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The Indian Premier League is a proffesional

Twenty 20

domestic league championship hosted in India and adminstrated by

Board of Control of Cricket in India

in Mumbai.

It was started after an altercation between the BCCI and the Indian Cricket League.

In 2010,IPL became the first ever sporting event to be brodcasted live on Youtube. Its brand value is estimated to be around US$2.99 billion in fifth season. However, the league has been engulfed by series of corruption scandals where allegations of betting, Money laundering and spot fixing were witnessed.

The Indian Premier League is generally considered to be the world's showcase for [[Twenty 20]], a shorter format of cricket consisting only 20 overs. Top Indian and international players take part in IPL, contributing to what is the world's "richest cricket tournament".

On November 2012, Pepsi won the title sponsorship of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the next five years. The league will now...

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The new rule introduced this year- Right to Match- will provide teams an opportunity in the 2014 auction to get one or more player from their previous year’s squad depending on how many players they have retained prior to auction.

This means Mumbai Indians can exercise this right only once as they have retained 5 players whereas Delhi Daredevils can exercise right to match three times. Franchise can exercise this right in following manner

This right can only be exercised on a player who was part of the franchise in the IPL 2013 If such a player is sold to any other team in the process of auction- the auctioneer, before completing process of auction for that player, will ask relevant franchise if they want to exercise “Right to Match”. If Franchise chooses to exercise their right to match they will get the player at the final bid amount made for the player in the process of auction. However franchise is can only take upto 4 capped Indian player by...

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Plan, strategize and build a side - It's that time of the year again. Two months ahead of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, the think-tank across the eight franchises would have indulged in long hours of drawing up possible squads to build as they gear up for the player auctions in Bangalore on February 12 and 13. (Click here for latest on IPL 2014)

With all the players (barring the ones retained) to go under the hammer, the auction promises to be an exciting one with a lot of strategy expected to be on display. New auction brings along new hope and new outlook for a lot of teams while some look to rebuild around a few core members. Either way, it will be a fresh start for all eight teams to try and find the best possible combination going forward. (514 players to go under the hammer)

New season, new auction, new rules

A number of changes have been drafted for the 2014 season of IPL along with other rules.

1. For the first time, the...

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By Anitra Brown

IPL is short for intense pulsed light, a popular treatment that treats broken capillaries ("spider veins") and hyper-pigmentation ("age spots") caused by age and sun damage. IPL also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which plumps up the skin and gives you a fresher look. It achieves best results when part of a series of treatments, usually a month apart.

You can usually get an IPL treatment at a medical spa or a clinic that specializes in IPL. Some day spas also offer it, especially if they emphasize skin care treatments with clinical results, but it is much less common there.

The ideal candidate for IPL is someone with light skin who has sun damage, broken capillaries, and some laxity or lack of firmness, and wants to treat all three conditions at the same time. IPL is sometimes referred to as a photo facial. It is often confused with laser treatments, but is not the same thing.

Asians or people with dark skin should be...

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Photorejuvenation (IPL – Intense Pulsed Light) laser treatments are most commonly used for:

Lightening and removing “sun spots”, “age spots”, and brown blotches on the face, neck, chest, hands and other areas of the body Lightening and reducing redness, rosacea, dilated blood vessels and “broken” blood vessels on the face, neck and chest Helping to control flushing It also has a lesser effect of improving skin texture through collagen stimulation and improves pore size minimally by temporarily reducing oiliness

Photorejuvenation, when done properly, almost always consists of a series of 3-5 treatments, usually one every three to six weeks. The benefits of photorejuvenation treatments are achieved with little discomfort and minimal risk.

Some offices refer to IPL laser photorejuvenation as a Photofacial or Fotofacial.

The laser/IPL device emits a range of lightwaves that are then tuned and targeted at hemoglobin (the red blood cells in the blood vessels) or...

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation is a treatment for brown spots, redness, age spots, broken blood vessels, and rosacea.

What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?

IPL devices use multiple wavelengths of light to treat sun-induced changes on the face, including brown pigmentation, age spots and broken blood vessels. IPL is also used to treat the facial changes of rosacea, including redness and broken blood vessels. IPL may be used for these changes on the hands, neck and chest as well. It is safe, non-invasive and is tailored to the individual patient’s skin.

Is IPL painful?

When the pulses of light are applied to the skin, patients feel some stinging, similar in sensation to the snapping of a small rubber band against the skin. We therefore have our patients apply an anesthetic cream to the area at home or in the office 30-60 minutes prior to the procedure.

How is IPL performed?

The treatment area is cleansed. A cool gel is applied to the area being...

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IPL, or intense pulse light, is a technology similar to laser. Instead of a single wavelength of light as with a laser, IPL uses a bright light in front of which filters are placed which filter out most wavelengths except those taken up by pigment and blood vessels, depending on the filter used. The light energy penetrates just below the skin's surface, damaging either the melanin (skin pigment) or blood vessels. The body's natural skin repair mechanisms then remove the damaged tissue and produce a smoother skin appearance. It will usually take 3-6 treatments to see a significant result and treatments can be spaced out every 3-4 weeks.

IPL is good for pigment (age spots) and small blood vessels (such as telangiectasias). It has been marketed for hair removal, though newer technologies seem to give better results. It does not work for wrinkles.

The advantage to IPL systems is that downtime is usually very minimal. Patients may experience slight darkening of...

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I came across the Deep Penetrating Light (DPL) Therapy-at home online and I'm wondering if it is legit. How is it different from IPL? I have fair skin... READ MORE

Heard about Philips Lumea IPL home hair removal system. On their website it says that the machine makes hair follicle to go to resting phase. So... READ MORE

If sun and UV are dangerous and can cause skin cancer, why the Intense Pulsed Light is safe. Thank you in advance Evi READ MORE

Can all the home use IPL machine (such as Viss, 2PS etc) really work on rejuvenate skin? READ MORE

Can home laser hair removal devices (silk'n, tria) be used to counteract sun damage? IPL lasers are used to remove hair and help with sun damage, so... READ MORE

I'm stationed overseas in Japan, and the language barrier does...

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When you decide to procure IPL equipment, be it IPL hair removal laser or IPL handpieces, there are several aspects you need to delve upon. The foremost and possibly the most crucial one is the price. Even if you wish to, you might not be in a position to spend a king’s ransom on IPL hair removal equipment or other hair removal lasers. In such cases, the best idea would be to select used or secondhand IPL equipments which are relatively cheaper. There are various IPL head refurbishing services which can transform used laser hair removal machines into IPL equipment as good as new.

What Could Be The Associated Pitfalls?

When you are dealing with secondhand IPL equipment, rent, or purchase, there could be some associated pitfalls which can seriously annoy you as a customer. The prime concern as you check out secondhand IPL equipment for sale would be regarding its quality. Given the fact that it is secondhand IPL equipment, the customer may have to spend time dealing...

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a treatment where a broad spectrum of light is applied to the skin. IPL differs to dermatological lasers in that they emit a large spectrum of light while lasers emit a single wavelength, but in practice they are quite similar. IPL machines are expensive and the treatments are normally only available from dermatologists and beauty salons. Using different settings IPL machines can be used for treating vascular lesions, fine wrinkles and also for hair removal. For vascular treatments the goal is to destroy blood vessels in the inner layers of the skin by heating them to 70°C. Although blood vessels are targeted, the light energy is also absorbed by other structures in the skin such as melanin (pigment for skin and hair) and water. IPL has only been around since 1995 and new research to maximise effectiveness while reducing side effects and new technologies and procedures are still being developed.

IPL machines are powered using a xenon flashlamp....

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