CHEERLEADER

  • CPI blames telecast of IPL cheerleaders for crime against women March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday took up the issue of security and women in the country citing the occasion of International Women's Day. While women MPs demanded more such sessions to bring about strict legislation to deal with crimes against women, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said the society...
  • Pune: Cheerleader arrested on charges of prostitution October 18, 2012

    Pune: Pune police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket involving a Mumbaibased girl who also worked as a cheerleader. Police raided Saint Laurn Hotel in Koregaon Park on Wednesday afternoon, following a tipoff. The girl operated with the help of a local agent, said senior police inspector...
  • World T20 cheerleaders branded an 'eyesore' October 4, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket authorities have complained to organisers about cheerleaders at the World Twenty20 tournament after media criticism describing them as a "disgraceful eyesore". Nishantha Ranatunga, secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, said that fans had also provided "negative feedback" after lacklustre displays by the local performers, who lead celebrations...
  • Dhoni polite, Smith flirty: sacked IPL cheerleader May 11, 2011

    New Delhi:Cricketer MS Dhoni has been very polite, Sachin Tendulkar is rarely present while Graeme Smith will flirt with anything, IPL cheerleader Gabriella Pasqualotto who secretly blogged about flirtatious behaviour of players at postmatch parties, claimed in her posts. The South African cheerleader was sacked for blogging about flirtatious behaviour of...
  • Sariclad cheerleaders to boost crowd at Cuttack ODI October 27, 2009

    Bhubaneswar: Sariclad cheerleaders will perform for the first time during the day and night oneday international cricket match between India and Sri Lanka December 21 at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. The cheerleaders will wear Sambalpuri saris the oldest form of the tieanddye handwoven textile and perform whenever a boundary...
  • SRK to select IPL cheerleaders through TV show January 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Style, personality, attitude, rhythm and a fit body that's all Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is looking for in cheerleaders for his Indian Premier League (IPL) team. The Bollywood star will pick six cheerleaders for his Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming second season through his TV show...
  • T20 to dandiya, cheer girls keep the spirits high October 5, 2008

    Surat: You have seen them at Twenty20 cricket matches, but now you can see them in a totally different setting. This Navratri, some enterprising organisers in Gujarat have brought in cheerleaders from Mumbai to keep the participiants energy level high throughout the dandiya night. Cheerleading during Navratri is more challenging and definitely...
  • Rakhi bares her heart as new ICL cheergirl September 24, 2008

    Mumbai: The Indian Cricket League (ICL) is back with its second season and this time taking the cricketainment factor to the next level they have come up with the first of its kind 'Indian Cheerleading Squad' curiously termed ICL Zeebras headed by the queen of oomph Rakhi Sawant....
  • Oz ready for CT outside Pak | Cheerleaders: Hot but misfit August 19, 2008

    Organizers believe cheerleaders bring more colour to the events. ...
  • Cheerleading accounts for twothirds of sports injuries August 12, 2008

    Washington: Cheerleading accounts for a larger proportion of severe sporting injuries sustained by high school and college athletes than previously thought. The latest report from the National Centre for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research showed that cheerleading accounted for 65.1 per cent of all catastrophic sports injuries among high school females over...
  • Wizcraft sues two IPL cheerleaders, agent May 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Event management firm Wizcraft International has filed a case of defamation against agent Jorge Aldana and the two cheerleaders Ellesha Newton and Sherinne Anderson who had levelled racism allegations against the company. Wizcraft also said it had contracted an Indian agent Akhtar Fazel for providing cheerleaders. He in turn...
  • IPL Controversies: Racism row | SRK boycotts matches May 22, 2008

    London/Mohali: One of the two black British cheerleaders allegedly prevented from performing at a Twenty20 match said she was called by the N word, but cricket bosses declared action could only be taken if she complained. A number of British newspapers Thursday carried the story about dancers Ellesha Newton, 22, and...
  • Blacked out: All's not fair for IPL cheerleaders May 20, 2008

    New Delhi: First it was the skimpy outfits of cheerleaders, then the BhajjiSreesanth slap row and then the GangulyWarne spat it seems as if controversies and the Indian Premier League go hand in hand. It has not even been a few weeks since the slap row died down, that...
  • Keep cameras off cheerleaders skirts: Mandira May 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Reality TV shows got another celebrity host with Mandira Bedi all set to anchor a kids dance programme. CNNIBN talks to Cricket's first lady on IPL, cheerleaders, Charu Sharma and her brand new look! Mandira Bedi will be back with Bollywood's ace choreographer Saroj Khan after a gap...
  • IPL cheerleaders cover up after BJP warning May 11, 2008

    Hyderabad: The BJP's threat to disrupt the DLF Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Hyderabad on Sunday to protest the "indecent" dresses of the cheerleaders forced the organisers to change the dress code minutes before the match. The dress code was changed by the management of the Deccan Chargers before they...
  • Cheerleading girls make way for bhangra boys May 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Move over cheer girls. Here come our own bhangra boys to add a desi flavour to the Indian Premier League (IPL). GMR, owners of Delhi Daredevils, replaced the cheer girls with the bhangra boys as the entertainment value for the crowd when Delhi Daredevils took on Bangalore Royal Challengers...
  • No cheerleaders for Delhi Daredevils, says GMR April 30, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi Daredevils have decided to do away with cheerleaders for the rest of this IPL season. Instead they will concentrate on cricket. GMR, the franchisee of Delhi Daredevils, feel the presence of cheerleaders does not blend with the game of cricket. So the girls who were flown...
  • Lookahead wipes: Big news from across India April 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Here is a look at the big news from across the country on Tuesday. ...
  • Operation coverup: IPL cheerleaders 'wild' no more April 27, 2008

    Mumbai: After their skimpy outfits created a furore among the country's politicians, the Indian Premier League (IPL) cheerleaders have now "covered up" to ensure that there are no more controversies. The cheerleaders were clad in their new attire for the IPl matches on Sunday starting with the game between Delhi Daredevils...
  • IPL bosses say cheers to cheerleaders April 26, 2008

    New Delhi: As the selfrighteous moral brigade expresses outrage against the presence of cheerleaders at Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, the franchisees of various teams are unfazed and say their detractors are looking for "cheap publicity". "The whole controversy is irrelevant. Frankly speaking, it is a trivial issue and doesn't deserve...
  • IPL cheerleaders stir a moral debate April 25, 2008

    New Delhi: They are being called crickets item numbers. Their moves add to the fizzy cocktail of cricket and entertainment. But now these cheerleaders, specially flown in from Washington, are stirring a moral debate. It is not just the politicians, who accuse the girls of degrading Indian culture, but its also...
  • No license to cheer | Cheers, jeers, leers April 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The Deputy Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Council, Vasant Davkhare has given directives to the Home Ministry to ban cheerleaders in the Navi Mumbai match. He has also said that they are worse than bar dancers. Meanwhile, the West Bengal Sports Minster, Subhash Chkarabarty will also talk to Chief Minister...
  • Hot Debate: Leaders vs cheerleaders April 25, 2008

    For a country that has happily shaken every possible appendage to the rhythm of Bipasha Basus heaving bosom in Beedi jalayi le (Omkara) and for each time Aishwaryas bitinglipact in Kajrare (Bunty aur Babli) was repeated in marriage parties, our ministers are now going coy over cheerleaders. Apparently some Maharashtra ministers...
  • Pics: The world cheers on! | Your Say | Hot debate April 25, 2008

    While India leers and jeers, rest of the world is saying cheers. Snapshots of cheerleaders at work from across the world. ...
  • Forum: Cheers, jeers and leers April 25, 2008

    Are they against Indian culture or are cheerleaders just part of the game? ...
  • Say jeers! Politicians take the cheer out of IPL April 25, 2008

    Politicians in Maharashtra have found a grave issue to deal with: cheerleaders. The state government on Thursday asked franchisees of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to seek permission for cheerleaders performances during Twenty20 matches. Minister of State for Home Siddharam Mhetre said IPL organisers would have to seek the government's permission...
  • Political moral brigade targets cheerleaders April 25, 2008

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Government has asked Indian Premier League (IPL) team franchisees to apply for permits before cheerleaders can be allowed to perform in Mumbai. The move came as a response to politicians who alleged the cheerleaders were vulgar. They will first have to take our permission. We will allow...
  • Top political agenda: ban IPL cheerleaders April 24, 2008

    New Delhi: To cheer or not to cheer that's the big debate Maharashtra's politicians are grappling with. The state government has put restrictions, and may even consider a ban on cheerleaders performing in stadiums where Indian Premiere League matches are being held. All this after Opposition MLAs had created...
  • BJP leaders raise stink over IPL cheerleaders April 24, 2008

    New Delhi: IPL is in the midst of a controversy, but the latest storm has got nothing to do with cricket. It's all about the cheerleaders who are now being caught in a moral debate between Maharashtra's politicians. The state's BJP says that the cheerleaders are no better than bar...