February 23, 2008:
- 2 out of 2: Mr. Srinivasan, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of India Cements confides to Hindu that Chennai Super Kings targeted Mahendra Singh Dhoni and off-spinner Muralitharan and picked them both in the first set of auction. In his interview, he was all praise for Dhoni, pointing out Dhoni's three-in-one abilities - an outstanding cricketer, a match winner and a captain.
- Wait: Cricinfo reports that "With a dog fight going on between different frachises to sign promising junior cricketers, the Indian board has come with a clear intstruction to all junior cricketers. The BCCI has asked them not to sign up for the Indian Premier league on an individual basis until they decide on a procedure to adopt for the same.
- Catchment Players: Cricinfo in their article about player poaching reports that 'Yo Mahesh, pending fitness issues, and S Badrinath are likely to play for Chennai Super Kings and also that the Chennai Super Kings has been in touch with Abhinav Mukund and Napoleon Einstein(both are part of India's U-19 Squad for the world cup in Malaysia)