CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

  • PCB takes 'Lion's share' out of CLT20 appearance fee for Lahore 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has taken close to 60 percent of the appearance money earned by the Lahore Lions team during the recently concluded Champions League T20 in India paying Mohammad Hafeez and Co only USD 100,000 out of the USD 500,000 for their hardwork. According to reliable sources, the...
  • Away goals rule has become outdated, says Blatter October 10, 2014

    The away goals rule used for settling the outcome of two-legged knockout ties has "fallen behind the times" and needs rethinking according to FIFA president Sepp Blatter. The method under which the team that scores the most goals away from home wins the tie was introduced in the mid-1960s. It replaced...
  • UEFA to restrict top-seed status to title winners October 9, 2014

    UEFA is set to introduce changes to the Champions League so only the winners of the highest-ranked leagues and the title holder will be among the top-seeded teams. UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino confirmed in London that the group-stage change from next season only has to be "ratified" in December on...
  • UEFA punishes Serbian club Partizan for racist banner October 6, 2014

    Switzerland: UEFA has ordered Serbian club Partizan to close a section of their stadium at a Europa League match after "racist behavior" by fans at a previous match. Partizan fans displayed an anti-Semitic banner that mimicked the logo of British TV sitcom "Only Fools and Horses" during a 0-0 draw against...
  • Narine will emerge as a better bowler, says Gautam Gambhir October 6, 2014

    Kolkata Knight Riders' captain Gautam Gambhir hopes that teammate and West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine will emerge a "better bowler and a stronger individual" from his ban due to chucking. Narine has been reported twice for a suspect bowling action during the Champions League T20 (CLT20) cricket tournament. He has been...
  • Overnight star Pawan Negi owes his success to Vettori, CSK stint October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Not even in his wildest dream did Pawan Negi think that he would take a five-for on a stage like the CLT20 final and after producing that unexpected stellar effort, the overnight star attributed his success to his stint at Chennai Super Kings and inspiration Daniel Vettori. Negi beat...
  • CLT20: KKR's Suryakumar Yadav reported for suspected illegal bowling action October 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Suryakumar Yadav has been reported for a suspect illegal bowling action, becoming the fifth bowler to be called in the just concluded Champions League Twenty20 tournament. Yadav, Kolkata Knight Riders' part-time off-spinner, was reported during his side's defeat in the last night's final against Chennai Super Kings and has been...
  • CLT20: Learnt from Virat on how to build an innings, says Suresh Raina October 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Having guided CSK to their second CLT20 trophy, Suresh Raina said that he has matured as a player taking cues from his contemporaries including Virat Kohli, who has shown the way with big hundred in ODI cricket. "I have learnt a lot in these seven years. In the earlier years,...
  • Suresh Raina's Twenty20 consistency delivers another cup for CSK October 4, 2014

    Suresh Raina on Saturday hit a blistering century pulverising Kolkata Knight Riders into submission as Chennai Super Kings got a sweet revenge clinching the Champions League T20 in style with an eighth-wicket victory. It was a Raina masterclass as he gave the Kolkata bowlers no room for error in his...
  • Suresh Raina's ton seals CSK's second CLT20 title October 4, 2014

    Suresh Raina's unbeaten 109 off 62 balls powered Chennai Super Kings to their second Champions League T20 (CLT20) on Saturday as they thumped the Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in the final at Bangalore. Chennai chased down 181-run target with nine balls to spare. Chasing a...
  • As it happened: CSK vs KKR, CLT20 Final October 4, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Chennai Super Kings opted to field against Kolkata Knight Riders. The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would still be a tough nut to crack when they...
  • CLT20: KKR team management rally behind Sunil Narine October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Kolkata Knight Riders team management stood by their star spinner Sunil Narine, who won't be able to bowl in their Champions League T20 summit clash against Chennai Super Kings in Bangalore on Saturday, and is hopeful that he will come back strongly despite this setback. "Sunil is not...
  • Chennai Super Kings take on Kolkata Knight Riders in all-IPL CLT20 final October 3, 2014

    Bangalore: The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would still be a tough nut to crack when they clash in the Champions League T20 final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday. Both teams had met in the...
  • CLT20: We were not close to our best, says George Bailey October 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey has expressed disappointment over his team's loss in the Champions League T20 semi-finals to Chennai Super Kings, saying that the players did not play to their potential. "Disappointed for losing. I think that is the nature of the game, it does not matter whether...
  • CLT20: Complete game for us ahead of final, says MS Dhoni October 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side played a "complete game" to beat Kings XI Punjab and enter the Champions League T20 final on Thursday. "Overall I think it was a complete game for us," said Dhoni after Chennai beat Punjab by 65 runs to enter the...
  • Champions League: Arsenal and Galatasaray charged over flares October 2, 2014

    Arsenal and Galatasaray are facing disciplinary action after supporters of the Turkish club lit red flares and threw them onto the pitch, briefly holding up play, in their Champions League group match on Wednesday. UEFA said in a statement that disciplinary proceedings had been opened against Arsenal for "insufficient organisation" and...
  • CLT20: Hobart Hurricanes' Ben Laughlin reprimanded October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hobart Hurricanes player Ben Laughlin on Thursday received an official reprimand for breaching the Oppo CLT20 Code of Behaviour during his team's match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here. "Laughlin admitted to Level 1 offence (Article 1.3) of showing dissent at an umpire's decision," a media...
  • Champions League T20: Chennai humble Punjab to set up final with Kolkata October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings stormed into their second Champions League T20 final with a crushing 65-run victory over Kings XI Punjab here on Thursday. Chennai bowlers wreaked havoc to dismiss Punjab for 117 in 18.2 overs after Dwayne Bravo hammered 67 balls off 39 balls and took his team to an...
  • CLT20: Narine's action reported again, suspended from bowling October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine was on Thursday reported for the second time for a suspect illegal bowling action and he will not be eligible to bowl in the CLT20 final on Saturday, the organisers of the tournament said. "Kolkata Knight Riders player Sunil Narine will...
  • CLT20: KKR skipper Gambhir credits team effort for good run October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Thursday attributed his side's splendid run in the Champions League Twenty20 to collective effort, saying that his team has done well in all departments of the game en route to the final. "We need to really play well against a quality side. We...
  • CLT20: Clinical Kolkata post easy win over Hobart to storm into final October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran Jacques Kallis brought his years of experience into play as he guided Kolkata Knight Riders to their maiden Champions League T20 final having comfortably beaten Australia's Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets, here on Thursday. Chasing a target of 141, Kallis anchored the chase to perfection with an invaluable unbeaten...
  • As it happened: KXIP vs CSK, CLT20 2nd semi-final October 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opted to bowl. Punjab go into the match unbeaten in four games they have played so far while Super Kings had to depend on other teams' showing top make the last four stage....
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hobart Hurricanes, CLT20, 1st semifinal October 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The seemingly invincible Kolkata Knight Riders will start outright favourites when they square off against Australia's Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Thursday. Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll having remained unbeaten in the CLT20...
  • Barcelona need a new Puyol to fix leaky defence October 2, 2014

    Friday marks 15 years since Carles Puyol made his debut for Barcelona and coach Luis Enrique might be wishing he had someone of the calibre of the shaggy-haired former defender still in his ranks. Puyol, who retired aged 36 at the end of last season after battling a series of injuries,...
  • Basel beat Liverpool 1-0 in Champions League October 2, 2014

    Basel beat Liverpool 1-0 on Wednesday to extend their exceptional record against English clubs in the Champions League. Veteran forward Marco Streller pounced on a loose ball in the goalmouth in the 52nd minute to earn the Swiss champion's first Group B points after a 5-1 loss at Real Madrid. Basel are...
  • Dany Welbeck treble gives Arsenal 4-1 win over Galatasaray October 2, 2014

    London: Danny Welbeck scored his first career hat-trick as Arsenal overpowered Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday and survived with 10 men for the last half-hour after goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off. Welbeck, who was allowed to leave Manchester United last month after his striking qualities were questioned...
  • Karim Benzema's late goal helps Real Madrid win 2-1 at Ludogorets October 2, 2014

    Sofia: Real Madrid needed a 77th-minute goal from substitute Karim Benzema for a 2-1 comeback win at Champions League newcomer Ludogorets on Wednesday, after Cristiano Ronaldo missed one penalty before making amends with a second spot kick. Ludogorets, unfazed by the star-studded visitors in its first home game in Europe's top-tier...