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  • 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. 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 a...
  • As it happened: Bangalore vs Kolkata, IPL 7 24-04-2014 06:24 PM

    The Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are unbeaten in their IPL 7 campaign so far, would be eyeing a hat-trick of wins when they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. With another win, the RCB will go to the top of the IPL points table, level...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: EC again compels Mamata Banerjee to transfer her officers 23-04-2014 10:52 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government has again been compelled to carry out the Election Commission directive to remove 23 officials from election duty, while the chief minister continued to cry foul and allege conspiracy by the Congress, an official said on Wednesday. According to Amit Roy Chowdhury, officer on special...
  • IPL 7: Wounded Kolkata look to upset rampaging Bangalore 23-04-2014 10:37 PM

    The Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are unbeaten in their IPL 7 campaign so far, would be eyeing a hat-trick of wins when they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday. With another win, the RCB will go to the top of the IPL points...
  • Six persons arrested for IPL match betting in Jaipur 21-04-2014 07:59 AM

    A cricket betting racket was on Sunday busted with the arrest of six persons from a hotel, police said on Sunday. Akash Mathur, Karan Sharma, Mukesh Meena, Vedprakash Jat, Lalchand Karva, and Faizal of Jaipur city, were arrested during a police raid in Jaipur, a senior police officer said. Cash...
  • I was not calm inside: Duminy after steering Delhi to win 20-04-2014 10:31 AM

    Dubai: Holding his nerves under pressure, he played a gem of a knock to script Delhi Daredevils's splendid victory over Kolkata Knight Riders but JP Duminy says he was far from calm inside in the thrilling chase. Duminy hit an unbeaten 52 off 35 balls and finished the match with...
  • IPL 7: I am happy with my technique now, says Robin Uthappa 20-04-2014 10:30 AM

    Dubai: Kolkata Knight Riders' Robin Uthappa says he is happy about finally being able to play "correct" cricket after cleaning up his technique despite his team losing to Delhi Daredevils on Saturday. Uthappa shone with a 41-ball 55 but KKR ended up losing against Delhi daredevils by four wickets. "I...
  • IPL 7: Duminy's heroics power Delhi to four-wicket win over Kolkata 19-04-2014 11:59 PM

    JP Duminy hit an unbeaten 52 after skipper Dinesh Karthik set the foundation with a fighting 56-run knock as Delhi Daredevils edged out Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in a thrilling IPL-7 contest in Dubai on Saturday. Electing to bat, KKR posted a decent 166 for 5, thanks to...
  • As it happened: Delhi vs Kolkata, Match 6, IPL 7 19-04-2014 07:27 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat Both the teams had a contrasting outing in their respective opener, where KKR hammered Mumbai and the Daredevils were humbled by Bangalore. Bowling was also a cause of...
  • Wasim Akram has a bowl at the Kolkata Knight Riders' nets 19-04-2014 10:51 AM

    Dubai: The Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen will forever remember Friday's net session as their mentor Wasim Akram bowled his heart out before the teams' weekend game against Delhi Daredevils. It was a treat to see the 'Sultan of Swing' bowling long spells with short run-ups and producing the same movement...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils hope to cut short Kolkata Knight Riders' flight 18-04-2014 07:48 PM

    After being hammered in their opening match of IPL 7 by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils will sweat over skipper Kevin Pietersen's return from injury to get a psychological boost ahead of their second game in Abu Dhabi on Saturday against Kolkata Knight Riders, who are on a high having...
  • West Bengal: I would have died of suffocation, says Mamata Banerjee 18-04-2014 04:34 PM

    Kolkata: "I thought I would die" of suffocation, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday as she relived the horror when she narrowly escaped a fire that broke out in her hotel room. "I could not see anything as there was smoke all round. Luckily the room was...
  • IPL 7: Reuniting with Kallis helped me, says Manish Pandey 17-04-2014 12:24 PM

    Abu Dhabi: On a high after playing a crucial role in Kolkata Knight Riders' stunning IPL win over defending champions Mumbai Indians, Manish Pandey said reuniting with Jacques Kallis, the veteran with whom he previously played in the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, helped him rediscover some lost form. Pandey's 64...
  • Dropping Kallis and tactics cost Mumbai Indians the game 17-04-2014 11:25 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Lasith Malinga picked up four wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening encounter of IPL 7 but he feels responsible for the team's loss as the Sri Lankan pacer feels the catch he dropped of Jacques Kallis cost he defending champions dearly. Kallis was dropped when he...
  • Rohit Sharma urges team-mates to learn from mistakes 17-04-2014 09:52 AM

    Having started their title defence with a thumping defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians' skipper Rohit Sharma reflected on the sub-par performance of his team, saying they were unable to take wickets when it was most needed and that led to their downfall. The seventh Indian Premier League kicked...
  • Batting will be key for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 7: Gambhir 17-04-2014 09:05 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir was on Wednesday confidence personified and said his team will end up "winning most times" if it puts up a big score, which can complement the bowling attack it possesses. The seventh Indian Premier League kicked off on Wednesday with an emphatic...
  • Kallis, Narine power KKR to thumping win over Mumbai in IPL-7 opener 16-04-2014 11:55 PM

    It was another match-winning performance from Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) trump card and mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who scalped four wickets giving away just 20 runs to rattle Mumbai Indians's (MI) chase after Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey set them a target of 164 in the opening game of Indian...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 7, Match 1 16-04-2014 07:05 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Defending champions Mumbai Indians are up against 2012 champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening match at Abu Dhabi. The first phase of IPL 7 includes 20 games that will be played at Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi between...
  • IPL begins search for an image makeover in its seventh season 16-04-2014 08:23 AM

    "When it comes to June 1, it is only cricket that will be uppermost in everybody's mind." That comment by the Supreme Court-appointed Indian Premier League (IPL) boss Sunil Gavaskar left no doubt that standing in front of a mirror, the IPL appears anything but cricket. Badly hurt by the...
  • Retired Jacques Kallis still Kolkata Knight Riders' go-to man 15-04-2014 11:49 AM

    The legendary South African allrounder, Jacques Kallis, may have hung his boots but his heart still beats for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as the 38-year-old is set to re-ignite his hunger for runs and wickets at IPL 7. Kallis brought curtains down on his...
  • Snapshot: SRK pulls an all-nighter in Abu Dhabi; posts a photo on Twitter 15-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, has been very busy these days. Slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, Khan has been burning the midnight oil, rehearsing for the show. He posted a photo of himself...
  • I will have to teach Sachin football, says Ganguly 14-04-2014 09:18 PM

    Kolkata: They are rated as the best opening batting combination in the history of one-day cricket. But having served India together for years, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar now find themselves on the opposite sides of the Indian Super League. However, Ganguly on Monday said on a lighter note that...
  • ISL: Kolkata franchise pins hope on Atletico Madrid expertise 14-04-2014 09:13 PM

    Kolkata: Co-owner of Kolkata franchise, Sourav Ganguly on Monday said that Spanish side Atletico Madrid's keen interest in Indian Super League football tournament would be beneficial for the game in the country in long run. Atletico Madrid, on their website, have already announced the name of the Kolkata team as...
  • Co-owning ISL Kolkata team not for profits: owners 14-04-2014 08:42 PM

    Kolkata: Three city-based businessmen, who jointly won the Kolkata franchise in the Indian Super League football tournament, on Monday said their venture was not for making profits, but for 'emotional attachment with the city'. "When I told Sanjiv (industrialist Sanjiv Goenka) that we will have to suffer losses at least...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders can create magic, says Mike Horn 14-04-2014 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: Renowned adventurer and explorer Mike Horn shared his life experiences with the Kolkata Knight Riders as part of their build-up for the upcoming Indian Premier League and said the team is capable of creating magic this season. "I find working with KKR really relaxing. The surrounding is much...
  • IPL 7: Kolkata Knight Riders can repeat 2012 13-04-2014 12:20 PM

    The Kolkata-based franchise, co-owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, is widely seen as one of the most profitable teams in the commerce of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but overall not very successful on the field, though they pulled it off in 2012 after not doing justice to their...
  • IPL not a launchpad for India return, says Gautam Gambhir 12-04-2014 09:35 AM

    Though he has been snubbed by India selectors, opening batsman Gautam Gambhir, who will be leading Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 7, is looking to put up a strong performance in the tournament but doesn't feel it is a launchpad for India comeback. "My aim now is to do well...
  • High Court pulls up Mamata for sharing stage with murder accused 11-04-2014 08:22 AM

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday pulled up the West Bengal Chief Minister for appearing at a public event with Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal who is a prime accused in the Sagar Ghosh murder case. Showing Thursday's newspapers to the state counsel on photos of Banerjee sharing dais...
  • India's greatest match-winner Yuvraj still worth crores: Gambhir 08-04-2014 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: Senior opener Gautam Gambhir says "had there been an IPL auction, he would have still gone" for Yuvraj Singh and called him India's "greatest match-winner" in limited overs cricket. "I don't think any cricketer has criticised Yuvraj. It is the media which has attacked him and we need...