|After Orange, IPL now introduces Purple Cap
12 May 2008, 2038 hrs IST,IANS
After introducing the 'Orange Cap' for the highest run-getter,
Indian Premier League on 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.
the event of a tie at any given time, the holder will be determined by superior
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'."