IPL announces 'Purple Cap' for bowlers

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Mohali, May 12 (UNI) The Indian Premier League today announced the inauguration of the "Purple Cap", which 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.

IPL chairman Lalit Modi said, "We have seen over the course of the inaugural season of the DLF Indian Premier League so far that bowlers have just as important role to play in winning T20 matches as batsmen do. The purpose of this initiative is to acknowledge outstanding performance by the bowlers." UNI XC PS MMS2014

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