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  • Never understood the word 'amnesty': Kapil July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Kapil Dev is certainly a relieved man after being back into the BCCI fold but the legendary allrounder still has reservations if one terms his comeback as getting "amnesty from BCCI." "I never understood whether the word amnesty is correct or not. May be I am not very intelligent...
  • BCCI grants amnesty to Kapil Dev July 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The former India allrounder Kapil Dev has met with BCCI officials on Wednesday to conform his disassociation with the unofficial Indian Cricket League (ICL) - the now-defunct Twenty20 league that was not recognised by the ICC or the Indian board. Kapil, India's 1983 World Cup-winning captain, had joined the ICL...
  • Kapil Dev likely to apply for BCCI amnesty July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: After granting amnesty to Kiran More, the BCCI in all likelihood will soon be granting amnesty to Kapil Dev and welcome him back in the official fold as the former Indian captain is all set to write to the cricket board on this issue. It is learnt that BCCI...
  • Is ICL non-payment behind IPL mess? May 16, 2012

    Former India swing bowler Balwinder Singh Sandhu reckons that the non-payment of dues from the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) is perhaps responsible for the latest Indian Premier League (IPL) controversy emerging from the sting operation conducted by India TV. Four of the five players — Shalabh Srivastava, Mohnish Mishra, TP...
  • Cairns' strategy at times was vague: Sandhu March 15, 2012

    The judge (Justice David Bean) in the Chris Cairns vs Lalit Modi legal case on Wednesday reportedly rejected an application by the legal team of the former Indian Premier League commissioner to call former India swing bowler Balwinder Singh Sandhu as a witness. On Tuesday, Sandhu spoke to a television...
  • Angry Cairns confronts Modi in court March 9, 2012

    London: Scenes on the fifth day of Chris Cairns' libel action against the suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi turned ugly when an angry Cairns tried to confront Modi in the courtroom. Hearing that the defence will not be calling Modi as a witness in the case, the New Zealander got agitated...
  • 'Marsh did not sign bat with Cairns autograph' March 7, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australia cricketer Rod Marsh had once refused to sign a bat which was carrying an autograph by Chris Cairns due to Kiwi player's alleged role in match-fixing, it was said in a UK court. Cairns has filed a libel suit against sacked IPL chairman Lalit Modi for writing on...
  • Chris Cairns faces corruption claims March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: On the second day of his libel action against suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi, former New Zealand player Chris Cairns faced allegations of corruption made by his former Indian Cricket League (ICL) team-mates of Chandigarh Lions. On a day when the court hearing lasted close to...
  • Cairns accuses Indian players of fixing March 6, 2012

    London: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns claimed the involvement of two Indian cricketers in match-fixing in the now-defunct 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...
  • Kapil Dev in court, bats for ICL players' pension December 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev appeared in the Delhi High Court on Friday and urged that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) be directed to release the pension due to him and other players who joined the rival Indian Cricket League (ICL). Dev appeared before the...
  • 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....
  • Pics: These deputies are most unfortunate in cricket September 10, 2008

    As many as four Indians have been nominated in this year's ICC awards to be held on Wednesday night in Dubai. Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Ishant Sharma will be India's hopes to bring back cricket's top honours home. Especially, Yuvraj with his six sixes record is a...
  • BCCI's diktat: Skip counties having ICL players July 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) versus Indian Cricket league (ICL) began as an internal matter and then the fight became an international issue. Now, the BCCI seems adamant not to allow Indian players to play in English counties with ICL players in their line-up. In...
  • ECB in a fix over BCCI's 'no ICL players' diktat June 24, 2008

    England are in danger of not being a part of the Champions League Twenty20. The Board of Control for Cricket in India officially declared it will back out if any player associated with the Indian Cricket League participates in the event. BCCI's decision has put the England and Wales Cricket...
  • BCCI ready to patch-up with 'rebel' Kapil? May 31, 2008

    New Delhi: Could strained relations between India's only World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) be on the mend? On the 25th anniversary of the greatest moment in Indian cricket - the 1983 World Cup win, the BCCI has decided to honour...
  • New Bengal tigers: It's Mithun vs SRK in cricket March 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan has got some serious competition on the cricket field with none other than Mithun Chakraborty. Days after the gala launch of King Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders team for the multimillon dollar Indian Premier League (IPL), rival Zee-promoted Indian Cricket League (ICL) has roped in Mithun...
  • Celina Jaitley 'abused' by Pakistani cricketers March 26, 2008

    Mumbai: This certainly isn't cricket. Actress Celina Jaitley alleged that cricketers from across the border abused her after she performed at the Indian Cricket League (ICL) match between Lahore Badshahs and Delhi Giants. On Sunday, Celina had finished her performance and was taking what she calls a "glory round" with her...
  • Youngsters don't take it lying down anymore: Kapil March 6, 2008

    Mumbai: India's historic win in Australia has got the entire country ecstatic. Former Indian captain and the chairman of the Indian Cricket League Kapil Dev sounded very happy as he spoke to CNN-IBN's Roma Khanna. Kapil Dev: Most of the people believed that after the win in the Perth Test, India...
  • Bond's ICL bond threatens his county deal February 28, 2008

    Welligton: Fast bowler Shane Bond left New Zealand to play in the rebel Indian Cricket League, clinging to hope the ICL will eventually be officially recognized and that his international career may resume. ''I'm sure the restraint of trade things will eventually be tested and who knows what will open...
  • 10 days to go, Zee's cricket league hits a hurdle November 22, 2007

    Mumbai: There is just 10 days left for the Indian Cricket League to kick off. But Essel Group's maiden attempt at league cricket is not looking too good right now. The ICL's decision to telecast its matches on Zee Sports, instead of Ten Sports, isn't going down too well with...
  • Threat of the ICL becoming reality August 18, 2007

    New Delhi: A few days after eight domestic players announced their intention to join the ICL, the situation now seems to have all the makings of a mini-exodus. As many as 22 domestic and 12 international players are now believed to have joined the ICL. The latest names from domestic cricket...
  • India greats divided on BCCI's stand | Your say August 9, 2007

    The BCCI's diktat has split opinion in the cricketing community. ...
  • Join rival league, lose paycheck: BCCI tells players August 9, 2007

    The rift within the world of Indian cricket has just hardened. The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday sent out a stern warning to players who might want to consort with the rival Indian Cricket League. ...
  • No BCCI benefit for ICL-bound players August 8, 2007

    The BCCI has given a tough warning to players who have joined the Indian Cricket League. ...
  • Are BCCI members free for cricket, asks Kapil August 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Kapil Dev has expressed disappointment at the statement made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday to ban any player who chose to play in the Indian Cricket League. He said the BCCI would only succeed in scaring the players away...