TWENTY20 LEAGUE

  • Players involved in Windies pay dispute join SA league October 28, 2014

    Johannesburg: Four of the players who controversially quit the recent One-Day International (ODI) cricket tour of India have signed contracts to play in South Africa's Ram Slam Twenty20 League. ODI captain Dwayne Bravo, Windies T20 skipper Darren Sammy, along with Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell have all been announced by Cricket...
  • Indian corporates buy all 7 SLPL franchises June 28, 2012

    Colombo: Indian business enterprises showed keen interest in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) and bought all the seven contesting franchises on offer, even as the BCCI decided not to allow its players to participate in the Twenty20 league. The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) had even last...
  • Pakistan players yet to receive BPL payments April 23, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistani cricketers who took part in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League are still waiting for their dues to be cleared by the Twenty20 tournament's organisers. One of the leading players confirmed to PTI that until now, most of the players had only received 25 percent of the total...
  • We were unsure about the wicket: Fleming April 5, 2012

    Chennai: Having crashed to a humiliating eightwicket defeat against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) five opener on Wednesday, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said that they were done in by a lack of knowledge about the new home wicket at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. "It is little...
  • IPL 5: Title favourites battle in league opener April 3, 2012

    Chennai: The inaugural match of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will have the defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on the Harbhajan Singhled Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. Sachin Tendulkar has decided to step down as skipper of the Mumbai franchise, handing...
  • Cairns accuses Indian players of fixing March 6, 2012

    London: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns claimed the involvement of two Indian cricketers in matchfixing in the nowdefunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) during a trial in a London Court on Monday. Cairns named TP Singh and Dinesh Mongia during the trial of a case in which he is suing former...
  • KKR get new logo ahead of IPL5 February 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Kolkata Knight Riders announced the launch of their new marketing campaign, 'New Dawn New Knights,' in Mumbai on Monday. They also unveiled a new and refreshing logo of for KKR. The new look of the logo was unveiled by the owners of KKR Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and...
  • Fidel Edwards aiming to be fastestever bowler December 18, 2011

    Sydney: Speedster Fidel Edwards threatens to touch the 160 kmphmark in the next one year and get closer to the fastest delivery ever unleashed by Pakistani Shoaib Akhtar and Australian Shaun Tait. The 29yearold Edwards, who is playing for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash, would like to achieve the feat...
  • Warner outshines Warne in Big Bash December 18, 2011

    Melbourne: Shane Warne's return to cricket ended in defeat as dynamic opening batsman David Warner thwarted Warne's comeback with a pulsating century in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 League at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. The powerful lefthander smashed an unbeaten 102 off 51 balls to steer Sydney Thunder to a...
  • Need runs to retain my spot, admits Ponting December 17, 2011

    Melbourne: Embattled Ricky Ponting has admitted that he and his fellow teammate Mike Hussey need to start scoring runs consistently if they want to firm up their places in the Australia Test team in the upcoming series against India. While Ponting, who will be turning 37 on Monday, has failed to...
  • Katich calls national selector to know fate December 17, 2011

    Melbourne: Outoffavour Australia opener Simon Katich has directly approached national selector John Inverarity to know whether he is being considered for the first Test match against India, starting on December 26. The 36yearold called Inverarity on Friday to enquire about suggestions that he was being considered for a shock recall to...
  • 'Warne can still play Tests for another 3 years' December 15, 2011

    Melbourne: At 42, Shane Warne is coming out of retirement to feature in the T20 Big Bash League, but the Australian spin legend looks fit enough to play Test cricket for at least another three years, feels a renowned sports science expert. Warne had retired from all forms of cricket in...
  • Warne likely to be fit for Big Bash opener December 15, 2011

    Melbourne: A burnt hand notwithstanding, Shane Warne is likely to return to cricket with this weekend's Big Bash Twenty20 tournament after managing to convince his team management about his fitness with just a 15minute practice session. The 42yearold legspinner was in doubt for the Melbourne Stars' opener against Sydney Thunder on...
  • MacGill ends retirement to play in Big Bash December 2, 2011

    Sydney: Former Test legspinner Stuart MacGill has come out of a threeyear retirement and joined veterans Shane Warne and Matthew Hayden in signing contracts to play in the Australia's domestic Twenty20 league. MacGill will play with the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash competition. He played 44 Tests for Australia, taking...
  • IPL is a business: team owners tell BCCI June 25, 2010

    New Delhi: The divide between the BCCI and the IPL franchises got wider with the team owners demanding availability of all players for the fourth edition of the cashrich league, saying after all it's a business. And, if the cricket board is worried about players' fitness, they should not have...
  • IPL players' auction scheduled for Feb 20 February 10, 2008

    Mumbai: The Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction will be held on Feb 20 with all Australian contracted players available for purchase by the eight franchises, the Indian board said on Saturday. On Thursday the Sydney Morning Herald said the 16 Australian players were in danger of losing their contracts because...