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  • Franchises don't want to risk Pakistan players' security in IPL: PCB 4 days ago

    Karachi: The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has admitted that participation of country's players in the lucrative Indian Premier League is not possible due to security concerns of the T20 event's franchises. Khan said that the Indian cricket board officials had told him clearly that they had no...
  • 123 players retained, 5 traded across teams for IPL 8 December 16, 2014

    A total of 123 cricketers, including 79 Indians and 44 overseas, were retained by the franchises for the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League. Five Indian cricketers have been traded during the trading window this year. The window for the franchises to extend the player contracts on existing terms for...
  • ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the "actual beneficiary" of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group in 2009. The government, in an Action Taken report to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the...
  • IPL: Sundar Raman pulled up by SC, questions BCCI's rule 6.2.4 December 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear that BCCI's rule 6.2.4 under which conflict of interest is permissible will be examined and pulled up IPL COO Raman for his silence in the entire issue. ...
  • IPL 8: Ousted from World Cup squad, RCB show their back to Yuvraj Singh December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, the most expensive player of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) while Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen was released along with Dinesh Karthik, Ross Taylor and Murali Vijay, according to media reports. The Vijay Mallya-owned RCB had paid the 33-year-old...
  • Delhi Daredevils release Pietersen, Karthik, Vijay ahead of IPL 2015 December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to start afresh in the eighth season of Indian Premier League, the Delhi Daredevils on Monday decided to release their last edition's skipper and biggest star Kevin Pietersen along with costliest buy Dinesh Karthik and Test specialist Murali Vijay. Delhi Daredevils' Chief Executive Officer Hemant Dua...
  • N Srinivasan, IS Bindra in blame game, SC to examine BCCI amendment December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday decided to examine the controversial amendment in the BCCI rules which enables office bearers to own teams in the IPL and Champions League amidst raging debate over conflict of interest issue. The apex court termed the issue of conflict of interest "relevant" and decided...
  • SC to examine validity of BCCI's rule 6.2.4 permitting conflict of interest December 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday hit the nail on the head by making it clear that BCCI's rule 6.2.4 under which conflict of interest is permissible will be examined and the court will also determine the validity of the same. BCCI has already found itself in a lot of trouble following...
  • Ricky Ponting appointed Mumbai Indians head coach December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: After spending two seasons in the team as a player, Australia's two-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting was today appointed head coach of Mumbai Indians ahead of Indian Premier League 8 in place of John Wright. A highly successful captain in international cricket, Ponting was one of the most celebrated...
  • Will stay away from IPL meetings if allowed to contest BCCI elections, Srinivasan to SC December 10, 2014

    BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that if he is re-elected to the cricket body, he would stay away from IPL governing council till a proposed committee decides on the question of conflict of interest involving him and his IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings. Srinivasan in an...
  • Shakib Al Hasan's NOC restriction lifted, can play for KKR December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan can now participate in IPL-8 for his side Kolkata Knight Riders after the BCB ended its restriction on the all-rounder to take part in overseas competitions. "He has no barrier to play abroad. We have lifted the embargo on his NOC. It was a unanimous...
  • My Lords, be fair to N Srinivasan! December 1, 2014

    (Ramakrishna Upadhya is a veteran editor from Bengaluru. He has held senior editorial positions in The Indian Express, Telegraph, ETV and Deccan Herald) Let me make it clear at the outset that I have no personal interest or conflict of interest in diving into the maelstrom of controversy surrounding the...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Anxiety mounts for Srinivasan, CSK as SC resumes hearing December 1, 2014

    Anxiety-metre in Indian cricket will once again soar on Monday as the Supreme Court resumes hearing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal after observations during last hearing pushed N Srinivasan and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) into a tight corner. Srinivasan's future as a cricket administrator hangs by a thread...
  • IPL COO Sundar Raman calls for security rethink on cricket pitch November 26, 2014

    Indian Premier League (IPL) chief operating officer Sundar Raman has called for a rethink on security on the cricket pitch following the critical head injury to Australian opener Phil Hughes. "I think there's lots of rethinking that needs to happen about bouncers, about protection, about general safety in cricket," said Raman...
  • I'm financing this petition against N Srinivasan: Lalit Modi November 24, 2014

    Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi made a startling revelation on Monday, admitting that he is the man financing petitioner Aditya Verma against N Srinivasan and others in the IPL spot-fixing case. "I am financing the petition against Srinivasan and others [helping petitioner Verma]. There's no harm in backing anybody who helps...
  • Action against CSK would be disastrous for IPL: India Cements November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India Cements Limited owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings told the Supreme Court Friday that any action against it would have disastrous consequences for the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament. If any orders are passed against India Cements it could have "disastrous consequences not only for this...
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore acquire Iqbal Abdulla in IPL trading window November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore have acquired Iqbal Abdulla from Rajasthan Royals as a part of the first Indian Premier League trading window, which was opened on October 6. The Window is open till December 12 and five players have been traded so far. "In what is the fifth trade prior to...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: BCCI files affidavit defending Srinivasan, says it did reprimand player for violating code November 21, 2014

    The BCCI on Friday came out defending ICC Chairman N Srinivasan via filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court, wherein the board said that it's incorrect to say that none of the five BCCI officials take action against a player who was guilty of violating player''s code of conduct The incident...
  • Is the BCCI protecting N Srinivasan? November 18, 2014

    The BCCI emergent committee meeting came to a conclusion that there is no taint on the conduct of Srinivasan and the allegations levelled against him were baseless. ...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Mudgal report gives clean chit to Srinivasan, but raises question on his conduct November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The rot in Indian cricket runs deep and it isn't limited to a few cricketers and a few Indian Premier League team owners who loved placing bets, according to findings of the Mukul Mudgal Committee's report which were made public on Monday. International Cricket Council Chairman N Srinivasan is...
  • Is the full truth of IPL fixing not out yet? November 17, 2014

    The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee's report on IPL spot-fixing confirmed that N Srinivasan and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan were not involved in match-fixing. ...
  • I will never bet or watch cricket again: Vindoo Dara Singh November 17, 2014

    "I have never lied. I got into a bad habit of betting, which I have now taken out of my system," said Vindoo. ...
  • Srinivasan can't deny he knew about corruption in IPL: Aditya Verma November 17, 2014

    "The Mudgal report clearly says Srinivasan took no steps despite knowing about ongoing corruption in the IPL," said petitioner Verma. ...
  • IPL spot fixing: Court sets December 8 to commence argument on charge November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A court on Friday fixed December 8 for commencing arguments on the issue of framing charges against the accused in the IPL spot-fixing case. Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna set December 8 for hearing arguments on charge in the case against cricketers S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan...
  • Former Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi reportedly suing Chris Cairns November 12, 2014

    New Zealand cricket great Chris Cairns faced fresh legal issues on Wednesday with former Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi reported to be seeking more than £2.4 million ($3.8m) in damages and costs over a libel case. Modi has also applied to the High Court in London to have the libel...
  • Delhi Daredevils rope in Pravin Amre as assistant coach, Eric Simons removed November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils has roped in former India batsman and current Mumbai Ranji Trophy coach Pravin Amre as their assistant coach for the upcoming season, removing South African Eric Simons, who was with the franchise for five editions, starting 2010. Amre, who is rated as one of the...
  • IPL 2015 to commence April 8; Mumbai Indians acquire Unmukt, Vinay November 4, 2014

    The Indian Premier League Governing Council on Tuesday announced the dates of the next year's cash-rich tournament, which will be held from April 8 to May 24. The Governing Council has also decided on the windows for the 2016 and 2017 seasons of the tournament. While IPL 2016 will be played...
  • West Indies players will participate in Indian Premier League: IPL chairman October 21, 2014

    In a bit of relief for West Indies cricket, IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal on Tuesday said its players will be allowed to compete in the cash-rich league, putting to rest speculations of them being ignored from the event after the team's abrupt cancellation of India tour. A livid BCCI suspended all...
  • BCCI Working Committee to discuss West Indies pullout today October 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: The BCCI's all-powerful Working Committee will meet on Tuesday to decide on whether to impose a freeze on future West Indies tour and claim damages in the wake of the unprecedented move by the Caribbean team to pull out of the remainder of India tour because of the pay...
  • BCCI to review West Indies players' participation in IPL October 17, 2014

    The BCCI is seriously contemplating reviewing the West Indies players' participation in the cash-rich Indian Premier League as the ongoing series ended abruptly on Friday due to visiting team's payment dispute with their own cricket board. So miffed are the BCCI officials with the attitude of the Caribbean players that some...