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  • IPL 2014: Fans remain hooked online, CSK most searched team 30-04-2014 04:00 PM

    General Elections in India forced the Indian Premier League's (IPL) seventh season to look for an alternate home for its initial phase, and IPL 7 nailed its tent in the UAE for the first 20 matches, which concluded on Wednesday. And though the charm for the controversial league has diminished...
  • Rajasthan captaincy has been a lot of fun: Shane Watson 30-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Shane Watson was promoted as the Rajasthan Royals captain at the start of Season 7 of the Indian Premier League, and the role carried huge responsibilities after the retirement of Rahul Dravid. The Australian allrounder has captained Rajasthan in five matches so far this season and ended the UAE leg...
  • IPL 2014: I love added responsibilities, says Ajinkya Rahane 30-04-2014 02:13 PM

    Rajasthan may have scored a run less, twice, to beat Kolkata Knight Riders on a dramatic Tuesday night in IPL 7, but in the end they had hit enough fours and sixes to win on boundary count after a double tie, thanks largely to Ajinkya Rahane. The match ended in...
  • RCA election results featuring Lalit Modi on May 6 but BCCI can challenge it: SC 30-04-2014 12:49 PM

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for the announcement of results of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections, in which BCCI-banned former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi stood for the post of president. SC-appointed election observers will announce the results on the 6th of May in Rajasthan, the court...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan beat Kolkata on boundary count after tied Super Over 29-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Abu Dhabi witnessed the most dramatic finish of IPL 7 on Tuesday when neither the customary 40 overs nor the Super Over could decide the winner between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders, and in the end it was by virtue of a higher boundary count that Rajasthan were declared...
  • Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad meet to sign off UAE leg of IPL 7 29-04-2014 05:15 PM

    Mumbai Indians' IPL-7 roster remains devoid of a win after four games, and on Wednesday, when they play the 20th and last match of Season 7's UAE leg against Sunrisers Hyderabad, two points is what they will want to fly home with. Mumbai have hit rock-bottom in their title defence,...
  • IPL 7: Lendl Simmons joins Mumbai Indians, replaces Jalaj Saxena 29-04-2014 03:19 PM

    Mumbai Indians have been allowed to draft West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons into their squad for IPL 7 in place of Jalaj Saxena as the tournament's technical committee approved the change on Tuesday. "The IPL Event Technical Committee has approved Lendl Simmons as a replacement player for Jalaj Saxena for...
  • What controversy! IPL 7 is a 'sellout' in the UAE 29-04-2014 02:10 PM

    Just two games are left in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Season 7, and the league's legally appointed caretaker says it's been a 'sellout' and an unprecedented success. Speaking to reporters in Dubai, Sunil Gavaskar, the acting BCCI president responsible to look after the IPL affair,...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata, Rajasthan look to outsmart each other 29-04-2014 08:32 AM

    Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have both had a mixed bag in IPL 7 so far, with two wins and two losses in four matches so far, and when they locks horns in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the two teams will try to outsmart each other. Hit...
  • IPL Scandal: BCCI face another probe panel as SC resumes hearing 29-04-2014 08:01 AM

    After giving his consent last week to continue probe into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, Justice Mukul Mudgal is expected to propose his panel in the Supreme Court as the apex body resumes hearing the case on Tuesday. On April 22, the Supreme Court rejected BCCI's...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab hammer RCB for fifth straight win 28-04-2014 11:09 PM

    An inspired display of fast bowling by the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) pacers set up their fifth straight win in IPL 7 as Sandeep Sharma & Co. first restricted Royal Challegners Bangalore (RCB) to 124 for 8 and then chased down the modest target easily to win by 5 wickets....
  • IPL 7: Punjab look to continue their winning run against struggling Bangalore 28-04-2014 09:28 AM

    Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were termed as one of the favourites this season before Chris Lynn's catch robbed them from victory against KKR and then they were bowled out for 70 against Rajasthan, losing the match by six wickets. And on Monday, RCB will be facing a tough task when...
  • IPL 7: Chennai hold nerve to seal last-over win over Hyderabad 27-04-2014 11:17 PM

    Chennai Super Kings at one point were in total control of the chase until a few wickets put them in a spot of bother, but skipper MS Dhoni held his nerve to seal a five-wicket win for Chennai over Sunrisers Hyderabad with three balls to spare in an IPL 7...
  • IPL 7: Clinical Delhi win by six wickets to leave Mumbai winless 27-04-2014 07:24 PM

    Despite a snail-paced chase of Mumbai Indians' modest 126, Delhi Daredevils managed to inflict the fourth defeat in a row for the defending champions in an IPL-7 match at Sharjah on Sunday. Delhi chased down the modest target of 126 with seven balls to spare, with opener Murali Vijay top-scoring...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab bowlers script fourth win, beat KKR by 23 runs 26-04-2014 10:55 PM

    Defending a small total of 132, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) bowlers put up a brilliant performance to beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 23 runs and register their fourth win on the trot in IPL 7. After opting to bowl, led by Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine's bowling, Kolkata restricted...
  • IPL 7: RCB lose to Rajasthan Royals after hitting new low 26-04-2014 06:26 PM

    Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hit a new low on Saturday when Rajasthan Royals bowled them out for their lowest ever total of 70 and then romped home in 13 overs to win by six wickets in an IPL-7 match at Abu Dhabi. Pravin Tambe was the chief contributor in dismantling...
  • IPL 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad's grit faces Chennai's might 26-04-2014 03:58 PM

    After two defeats, Sunrisers Hyderabad have returned to winning ways but next up on the roster for them are the in-form two-time champions Chennai Super Kings, and getting past them won't be easier for Hyderabad at Sharjah on Sunday. Chennai have played like champions after opening their campaign with an...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians attempt to arrest slide 26-04-2014 03:53 PM

    Placed right at the bottom of the eight-team IPL-7 points table, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils will look to make a move on before the league moves to its home in India next month. Both the teams have suffered three defeats in their campaign, but while Delhi are on the...
  • Mumbai Indians' slump 'hurting' Sachin Tendulkar 26-04-2014 11:57 AM

    Sachin Tendulkar is no longer playing for the Mumbai Indians, but the side's continuing slide in IPL 7 is "hurting" the team's 'Icon' and mentor, according to coach John Wright. "We knew Sachin wasn't going to play IPL this year. He's part of the dugout and the change room, hurting...
  • IPL 7: Clinical Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians 25-04-2014 10:59 PM

    A brilliant all-round display helped Chennai Super Kings thump defending champions Mumbai Indians by seven wickets on Friday. This was CSK's third win in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. On the other hand Mumbai's poor run continued as they are still in search of their first win in...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan, Bangalore look to return to winning ways 25-04-2014 10:30 PM

    Both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to return to winning ways in IPL 7 when the two teams lock horns in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Rajasthan started the season with a hard-fought win against Sunrisers Hyderabad but then suffered two consecutive defeats against the high-flying Kings XI...
  • IPL 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers hold nerve, beat Delhi by 4 runs 25-04-2014 06:59 PM

    An unbeaten 128-run stand between Aaron Finch and David Warner powered Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 4-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in Dubai. Chasing a stiff target of 185, Delhi were on course for a win at 86 for no loss at the end of first 10 overs but ran out...
  • IPL 7: Chennai out to further dent Mumbai's title defence 25-04-2014 10:50 AM

    Mumbai Indians haven't got on the points table yet in IPL 7, having been blanked in both their matches so far; and their task isn't going to get any easier as they will next face a peaking Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team on Friday. Two confidence-shattering defeats against Kolkata Knight...
  • Watch: Chris Lynn's blinder that took KKR to a stunning victory over Bangalore 25-04-2014 08:17 AM

    (Scroll down to watch the video) When Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli were at the crease for Royal Challengers Bangalore chasing Kolkat Knight Riders' target, it was looking as if RCB will pull it off easily and that Kolkata may have fallen short by at least 40-50 runs. But then...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata Knight Riders clinch thriller, beat Bangalore by 2 runs 24-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Defending a moderate score of 150, Kolkata Knight Riders bowled superbly to leave Royal Challengers Bangalore stranded at 148 for 5 in 20 overs after one of the greatest catch taken so far in IPL 7 and brilliant death bowling helped Kolkata to stage a dramatic fightback to pull off...
  • IPL 7: Struggling Hyderabad aim to bounce back against inconsistent Delhi 24-04-2014 05:51 PM

    After two successive defeats, Sunrisers Hyderabad look to improve their standings on the points table of IPL 7 when they take on an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils, who are expecting the return of their regular skipper and star player Kevin Pietersen. Unlike last year, Hyderabad, beyond everybody's expectations, made the playoffs...
  • Watch: Sachin Tendulkar's fans wish him a happy 41st birthday from 41 countries 24-04-2014 01:57 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar's fans from 41 countries wish him on his 41st birthday via a beautiful video tribute. This is Sachin's first birthday post retirement in November last year and the fans reminded him how much he is being missed across the world. ...
  • Gambhir close to hitting form, WV Raman assures KKR fans 24-04-2014 12:50 PM

    It's been a horror start to IPL 7 for Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper, Gautam Gambhir, on a personal note. Hoping to lead from the front and knock again on Team India doors, Gambhir has instead lived a nightmare so far scoring two consecutive ducks. Yet to score a run this...