FRANCHISE

  • Oscar Isaac to be the villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' 14 hours 54 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Oscar Isaac has been confirmed as the titular villain in Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The movie is the latest X-Men installment and Bryan Singer is returning to the director's chair. The actor is best known for his roles in the Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and for 'Drive'. He is...
  • Hockey India League 2015: Full list of 6 squads after Closed Bid November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Building up for the upcoming Hockey India League 2015, all the six franchises which includes defending champions Delhi Waveriders along with Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Kalinga Lancers, Jaypee Punjab Warriors and new franchise owners Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays, were seen bidding their best numbers to get hold of...
  • ICC to cancel players' T20 deals if they abandon international tours November 9, 2014

    Dubai: The representatives of ICC Board on Sunday expressed their deep disappointment at West Indies team's decision of abandoning their India tour mid-way, stating that a repeat of this kind from any team or players may lead to cancellation of their T20 contracts with their franchises. Top West Indies players like...
  • New owners take over Hockey India League's Mumbai franchise September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a boost to the troubled Hockey India League, their Mumbai franchise, which was abandoned by the Dabur group recently, has now been taken up by DoIT Sports Management, making it the sixth team in the event to be held in JanuaryFebruary. "Hockey India League today announced that the...
  • Boxing India gets provisional approval from AIBA May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The group which has been approved by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to be a provisional representative of India till a new federation takes charge is an amalgamation of corporates and longserving officials with two prominent sponsors of the sport taking the administrative plunge. The CMD of longtime Indian...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly win bids for Indian Super League football franchises April 13, 2014

    Batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were among the host of high-profile winning bidders as the organisers of the much-anticipated Indian Super League unveiled the eight franchises for the event. The bid winners for the eight franchises of the league, which is scheduled to be held in September-November, were announced...
  • Kerala football fans want Sachin Tendulkar to bid for Kochi in ISL April 10, 2014

    New Delhi Sachin Tendulkar has mesmerised millions of cricket fans during his 24-year-long illustrious international career and the Indian batting legend has now become the source of hope for some young sports enthusiasts, this time from football, in Kerala. A group of 16 young football fans, under the banner of World...
  • Ganguly, SRK in a bidding war for ISL Kolkata franchise; Gavaskar, Rajasthan Royals too eye teams March 11, 2014

    One of IPL's biggest rivalries off the field is all set to be back in a new avatar. Round two of the Sourav Ganguly versus Shah Rukh Khan could soon be back, though this time in football. Sources have told CNN-IBN that both Ganguly and SRK will be bidding for...
  • IPL Auction: Unmoved by controversy, IPL set to resume money business February 11, 2014

    Even as the IPL faces another hightide period with the menace of betting and fixing in the league appearing to turn from allegation into ground reality, Rs. 274.50 crore will be put on the table by its eight franchises at the 2014 players' auction beginning Wednesday. The Justice Mukul Mudgal's probe...
  • IPL 7 will see fewer foreign players: report December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The number of overseas players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is expected to come down to nine from 11, media reports suggested on Tuesday after the conclusion of the meeting between IPL Governing Council and the team franchises in Singapore. New IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal seems to be...
  • IPL salary cap fixed at a whopping Rs 60 crore: report November 30, 2013

    The franchise workshop for the seventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) got underway in Singapore on Friday, and according to Mumbai Mirror the Governing Council of the IPL has proposed a salary cap of Rs 60 crore for the IPL 7 auction. A fresh auction is due before the...
  • Want to contest Lok Sabha polls again, says Shashi Tharoor September 1, 2013

    Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said he wants to contest the Lok Sabha election again. "Having put in more than four years as an MP, I think I have been able to bring a difference and hence, if given a chance, I will contest again,"...
  • Taufik Hidayat says it's fiftyfifty against Pune August 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat on Sunday said all the teams in the Indian Badminton League are evenly matched and that he expects a good fight against Pune franchise. "It is (Pune) a good team in singles, mixed doubles and doubles. But we have a chance to win...
  • Sahara India buys IBL's Lucknow franchise July 16, 2013

    Lucknow: Sahara India on Tuesday joined the Indian Badminton League (IBL) as it bought the Lucknow franchise ahead of the inaugural firstofitskind event in the sport to be played from August 14 to 31. A major business conglomerate and the prime promoter and patron of sports in India, Sahara's Lucknow franchisee...
  • CSK to play IPL 6 final, no suspension immediately: sources May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: After the arrest of Chennai Super Kings' CEO and Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan late on Friday night, BCCI sources have now told CNNIBN that the Chennai franchise will not be suspended immediately and will play Sunday's IPL final against Mumbai Indians. Speculation was rife after Meiyappan's arrest on...
  • IPL franchises told to reinforce Code of Conduct: sources May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League authorities have contacted all nine of its franchises and instructed them to speak to their players and reinforce the Code of Conduct, IPL sources told CNNIBN on Saturday. The franchises have been asked to remind all the players that they have to abide by the...
  • IPL6 auction: Who brings how much in the purse February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Sunday's Indian Premier League (IPL6) auction is less than 24 hours, and with 101 players to go under hammer, all the nine franchisees will vie for some top players in the pool, including the likes of Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting, both of whom have attracted the top...
  • AIFF grants window for IPLstyle football January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: An IPLstyle football league in the country will soon be a reality as the All India Football Federation on Wednesday granted a window for the tournament to be hosted by its commercial partners IMGReliance. "Yes, it will be like that only," said ILeague CEO Sunando Dhar when asked...
  • West Indies to launch franchisebased T20 league December 14, 2012

    A new franchisebased Twenty20 league will begin play in the Caribbean next year the West Indies Cricket Board said on Thursday, filling the hole left by the collapse of Allen Stanford's tournament. The Stanford 20/20, held in 2006 and 2008, kickstarted Caribbean interest in the shortest form of the game but...
  • Charlesworth appointed coach of Mumbai franchise in HIL December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Australian player and coach Ric Charlesworth was roped in as coach of the Mumbai franchise for the upcoming Hockey India League starting next year. "The Burman family is proud to welcome Ric Charlesworth to the Mumbai team. Ric brings a wealth of experience to the role," Dabur...
  • India Badminton League to start from June 24 next year November 12, 2012

    The Indian Badminton League, modelled on the Indian Premier League (IPL), will be played from June 24July 13 next year. ...
  • Darren Bravo loses IPL contract November 3, 2012

    Port of Spain: West Indies middle order batsman Darren Bravo has lost his Indian Premier League (IPL) contract with the Hyderabad franchise. The Sun TV network, owners of the Hyderabad IPL franchise, has retained 20 players but have opted not to renew his contract. Bravo, who did not play with the...
  • BCCI official rubbishes Modi's claims October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A senior BCCI official on Saturday rubbished former IPL chairman Lalit Modi's claims that Board president N Srinivasan was trying to gift the Hyderabad franchise to his friends, saying the whole process of Sun TV winning the bid was done in a transparent manner. "The whole process of deciding...
  • Our IPL team will break even in 1st year: Sun TV October 25, 2012

    Chennai: Even as sectoral analysts are skeptical about SUN TV Network Ltd's decision to acquire an Indian Premier League (IPL) team at an outlay of Rs.425 crore, a senior official of the media group is confident that the company would break even in the first year itself. City based SUN TV...
  • IPL: Sun TV bags Hyderabad team October 25, 2012

    CNNIBN takes a look at how the Sun TV Network won the bid for the Hyderabad franchise and the challenges lie ahead for them. ...
  • Sun TV buys Hyderabad IPL team for Rs 85.05 cr per year October 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Ending all speculation over who will bid successfully to replace Deccan Chargers as the new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, the BCCI announced on Thursday that the Sun TV Network has won the bid for the Hyderabad franchise for an amount of Rs 85.05 crore per year. The IPL...
  • New IPL franchise: which city and for how much? October 25, 2012

    Sometime by Thursday afternoon, we will come to know which city will replace Deccan Chargers as the new Indian Premier League franchise and how much moolah will the BCCI coffers be filled with. But the BCCI isn't revealing its cards, keeping everything related to the auction of the new franchise...
  • Hockey India League: Wave Group buys Delhi team September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Business house Wave Group has taken up the Delhi franchise in the muchhyped Hockey India League, making it the fourth of the six teams which will compete in the tournament starting in January next year. Hockey India on Monday announced that Wave Group, under Gurdeep Singh 'Ponty' Chadha, would...
  • Deccan set to have a new owner: Sources September 5, 2012

    The beleaguered Deccan Chargers IPL team is all set to have a new owner. Sources have told CNNIBN that the BCCI could issue a tender for the franchise and that the board is likely to put up the Deccan franchise for resale. Sources say the board is keen to ensure the...
  • Sahara India buys Lucknow hockey franchise July 23, 2012

    Lucknow: Corporate giants Sahara India Monday bought the Lucknow franchise of the soontobelaunched Hockey India League (HIL) which will be held in different cities of the country early next year. The inaugural HIL will have six citybased teams playing one another on a home and away basis. Speaking on the occasion, managing...