Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians Releases Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya

IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians Releases Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya

South African wicketkeeper batsman Quinton De Kock became the first player to be traded in the off-season ahead of the 2019 edition of the IPL.

The 2018 IPL auction saw De Kock being bought by RCB for for INR 2.8 crore (USD 437,000).

He will move from RCB to the Mumbai Indians. Previously, he was associated with Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils. For getting the South African wicket-keeper batsman on board, the Mumbai based franchise has released Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman (INR 2.2 crore, Dollars 343,000) and Sri Lankan offspinner Akila Dananjaya (INR 50 lakh, USD 78,000). Throughout his career in the T20 league, the left-handed batsman has scored one hundred and six fifties in 34 innings.

The governing council of the IPL, in 2018 had also announced a mid-season transfer wherein teams could buy and sell uncapped players-only those who haven't competed in more than two matches midway into the season.

The report also stated that Mumbai have released Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman and Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya, who were bought for Rs 2.2 Crore and Rs 50 lakh respectively. The first window starts immediately at the end of the previous season and ends a month prior to the auction.

The last date of retention and release of players for IPL 2019 has been reported to be November 15 with each franchise to be given a purse of INR 3 crores which will add onto their leftover balance from the last auction.

While Mustafizur got to play seven games in the 2018 edition in which he picked up seven wickets with an economy of 8.36, Dananjaya played only one match in which 47 runs runs were taken off his four overs.

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