T20 Cricket

  • Revamped World Twenty20 searches for identity March 16, 2014

    Dhaka: International T20 cricket, struggling to gain a firm footing despite the growing popularity of domestic leagues, will break new ground when the fifth World Twenty20 opens in Bangladesh on Sunday. Tests and one-dayers take precedence over T20 internationals even as successful competitions like the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Australia`s...
  • I love T20, but respect my Test success too: Chris Gayle August 22, 2013

    Port of Spain, Trinidad: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has expressed dismay at the perception that he gives his best for Twenty20 as a freelancer across the globe and is referred to as a "mercenary" against the backdrop of a surge in cash-rich T20 league even as the primacy of...
  • Tait hattrick guides Essex home August 9, 2013

    London: Australian pace bowler Shaun Tait took a hattrick to help Essex defeat Nottinghamshire by 47 runs in the Twenty20 quarterfinals on Thursday. After Ryan ten Doeschate smashed 82 off 44 balls to give Essex an intimidating total of 1876 from their 20 overs, it was Tait's turn to take over...
  • Pace bowling now a tougher job, says Wasim Akram April 20, 2013

    Karachi: Recent rule changes in limitedovers cricket and the increasing popularity of the Twenty20 format have made the job of pace bowling a much tougher assignment, former Pakistan fast bowler and captain Wasim Akram said on Saturday. Akram, 46, started a 10day training camp in Karachi for 19 of Pakistan's top...
  • 'ICC shouldn't allow T20 to overtake Tests' August 26, 2012

    Colombo: Former Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss, who guided Kolkata Knight Riders and Sydney Sixers to title wins in the IPL and Big Bash, on Sunday said that the ICC cannot allow private T20 leagues to mushroom, which can affect the future of Test cricket. "I am a traditionalist and I...
  • CSA welcomes decision to host CL in South Africa June 28, 2012

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has welcomed the Champions League Governing Council's decision to host the 2012 edition of the tournament in South Africa. Confirming the decision, CSA Acting Chief Executive Jacques Faul highlighted the benefits for South Africa. "This is very exciting news for South African cricket," commented Faul. "It...
  • Dhoni hails exceptional fielding for win February 3, 2012

    Melbourne: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was full of praise for his side's "exceptional" work on the field in the second Twenty20 International against Australia here on Friday, which helped the visitors' register their first win in the ongoing tour. An agile India on Friday effected as many as four run...
  • Devil's Advocate: IPL has revived cricket, says Modi November 2, 2009

    Has the Indian Premier League (IPL) been a blessing for Indian cricket or the beginning of some of its most recent problems? That's the key issue Karan Thapar explored on CNN-IBN's Devil's Advocate when he interviewed the chairperson of the IPL, Lalit Modi. Karan Thapar: There is no denying the fact...
  • Kolkata prisoners on hunger strike to watch IPL April 20, 2009

    Kolkata: Hundreds of prisoners in a jail in Kolkata went on a hunger strike after authorities refused to allow inmates to watch Indian Premier League (IPL) on cable television, officials said on Monday. About 500 prisoners had requested cable television to watch the IPL, a Twenty20 cricket tournament being played in...
  • T20 Magic: Saas-bahus turning to cricket in a big way September 28, 2007

    New Delhi: In a clear indication that women viewers do watch things beyond the 'saas-bahu' soaps, the India-Australia semifinal match of the Twenty20 World Cup saw a rating as high as 12.8. This is the highest rated programme across the top-3 Hindi mass channels in 2007. In fact, the...