After Orange, IPL now introduces Purple Cap

May 13th, 2008 - 12:20 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) After introducing the ‘Orange Cap’ for the highest run-getter, Indian Premier League (IPL) Monday announced a ‘Purple Cap’ for the highest wicket-taking bowler as well. The ‘Purple Cap’ will be awarded to the bowler with the most cumulative wickets to his name on each day of the season, and will be worn by that bowler in the field. At the end of the season, the holder of the ‘Purple Cap’ will win the honour of being called the Winner of the Purple Cap 2008 and will receive recognition on the final day.

In the event of a tie at any given time, the holder will be determined by superior economy rate.

Announcing the ‘Purple Cap’, IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said: “We have seen over the course of the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League so far that bowlers have just as important a role to play in winning Twenty20 matches as batsmen do. IPL has created a distinction for the highest wicket-taking bowler in the ‘Purple Cap’.”

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