Indian Premier League 2012

  • Huge, frenzied crowd celebrates KKR victory march May 29, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's march with the Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders began on Tuesday with huge crowds at Eden Gardens as well as on the streets. Thousands of frenzied fans gave a grand reception to the newly-crowned IPL champions as the players celebrated their...
  • Memorable moments that lit up IPL 5 May 28, 2012

    In a topsy-turvey season that threw up many thrilling finishes and was by all accounts the most competitive IPL so far, we take a look back at some of the moments of madness and brilliance that made IPL 5 a captivating competition ... on the field. Nerveless Rohit steers Mumbai...
  • No mentor behind my mystery spin, says Narine May 27, 2012

    Pune: He comes from a region that is famous for producing terrorising fast bowlers, his father named him after the great Sunil Gavaskar, but eventually he picked up his own destiny. And what a good choice it has been, till date, that of being a spin bowler. That's Sunil Narine...
  • Awana in India A squad for injured RP Singh May 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Paceman RP Singh, who played for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League this season, was ruled out of the India A tour of the West Indies on Saturday due to a knee injury. "He has been advised a week's rest, after which he will be reporting to the...
  • Kolkata's road to the IPL final May 26, 2012

    In what could prove to be a definite season, Kolkata Knight Riders have reached the IPL final for the first time. From a poor start to winning seven consecutive games to a late-end hiccup, it has been quite a campaign for the Gautam Gambhir-led franchise. Here, we take a look...
  • Bowlers have to be clever in T20: Morne Morkel May 25, 2012

    In a format tailor-made for big-hitting batsmen, few bowlers have managed to leave their mark. However, as the highest wicket-taker after the league stage of IPL 5, Morne Morkel deserves more than his share of credit for the upturn in his side's fortunes, despite Delhi Daredevils' boasting of the likes...
  • Badrinath, Hussey set it up for Dhoni: Fleming May 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming lauded Michael Hussey and S Badrinath for laying a solid platform for their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to launch an attack in death overs that turned the match in their favour against Mumbai Indians in the IPL Eliminator on Wednesday. The 94-run third-wicket stand...
  • 'Dhoni turned the game for Chennai Super Kings' May 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh admitted that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s whirlwind 20-ball 51-run knock took the game away from them and praised the Chennai Super Kings for playing like the defending champions they are, in the IPL Eliminator on Wednesday. “Obviously, we are disappointed, but [we] cannot change the result,...
  • Governing Council to hold review after IPL ends May 22, 2012

    Chandigarh: A senior member of the Indian Premier League Governing Council (GC) on Tuesday said that the GC will hold a review meeting to take stock of the IPL once it is over so that the off-field controversies that rocked the cash-rich Twenty20 league do not happen in future. MP Pandove,...
  • Ganguly not ready to rule himself out of IPL 6 May 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Despite a miserable stint in IPL 5 where his team Pune Warriors finished with the wooden spoon, Sourav Ganguly has not ruled himself out of the next edition, saying he would not even be 40 during season six. After a decent start to IPL 5, Ganguly went through a lean...
  • Ganguly backs BCCI over IPL controversies May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly made light of the controversies surrounding the fifth edition of the IPL and also supported the under-fire BCCI, saying the sports body has run cricket in the "best possible way". IPL 5 has been hit by a series of controversies, starting with the spot-fixing...
  • Pomersbach lawyer denies confession May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The lawyer of Luke Pomersbach, the Australian player of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), denied on Monday that the cricketer had confessed to the police of having inadvertently touched or molested US citizen Zohail Hameed. Counsel Neeraj Chaudhry told IANS that his client did not make any confession to...
  • Sehwag, Taylor fit for playoff: Simons May 22, 2012

    Pune: Delhi Daredevils head coach Eric Simons said skipper Virender Sehwag and New zealand batsman Ross Taylor have recovered from their bouts of flu and will be playing in the play-off against Kolkata Knight Riders in Pune on Tuesday. "We didn't have an extended practice session for them. They had light...
  • Sangakkara satisfied with Deccan performances May 20, 2012

    Hyderabad: Deccan Chargers finished the Indian Premier League just a place above wooden-spoon holders Pune Warriors, but their captain Kumar Sangakkara said it was a satisfying campaign from them as they performed well throughout the season. "Two back-to-back wins [against Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore] feels good. The guys played...
  • Bangalore defeat puts Chennai into playoffs May 21, 2012

    Royal Challengers Bangalore faltered at the final hurdle, losing to Deccan Chargers by nine runs in Hyderabad on Sunday to leave them stranded on fifth and out of the IPL playoffs. Deccan, meanwhile, proved to be the saviours for Chennai Super Kings, winning their final two games against Rajasthan Royals...
  • Pomersbach granted bail in molestation case May 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Luke Pomersbach, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman facing charges of molestation, has been granted bail and instructed to surrender his passport and not leave the country. The Delhi court decided to release Pomersbach on a surety of Rs 30,000 after CCTV footage from New Delhi’s ITC Maurya...
  • Is IPL failing a credibility test? May 18, 2012

    The IPL has been dogged by controversies in recent days, be it the spot-fixing scandal, the Shah Rukh Khan brawl at the Wankhede or the Pomersbach arrest. ...
  • Is IPL failing a credibility test? May 18, 2012

    The IPL has been dogged by controversies in recent days, be it the spot-fixing scandal, the Shah Rukh Khan brawl at the Wankhede or the Pomersbach arrest. ...
  • Pomersbach denies molestation allegation May 18, 2012

    Melbourne: Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach has rubbished the allegations of molestation against him by an Indian-American woman and said he was utterly "shocked and disappointed" by the developments. "[I am] shocked to be in this position. I can't believe this is happening and I'm really disappointed when people make...
  • Sidhartha Mallya questions woman's integrity May 18, 2012

    Sidhartha Mallya has come out in defence of RCB cricketer Luke Pomersbach, who has been accused of misbehaving with a woman at a five-star hotel early Friday morning. ...
  • Punjab dismiss Chennai by 6 wickets to stay afloat May 18, 2012

    Returning after a long lay-off, Adam Gilchrist led from the front to take Kings XI Punjab to a comfortable six-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings at the HPCA Stadium on Thursday. Punjab’s eighth victory in 15 matches kept alive their hopes of making the IPL play-offs this season, while Chennai,...
  • RCB need to be at their best to beat Delhi: Dilshan May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: They are in a must-win situation in Thursday's IPL clash and Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan feels his side has a good chance of beating table-toppers Delhi Daredevils at the Feroze Shah Kotla. Thursday's match is the penultimate league game for RCB and they need to win their...
  • BCCI begins probe into IPL sting with Shalabh May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Acting swiftly, the BCCI began the probe into the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked IPL with one of the suspended domestic players deposing before the inquiry commission on Wednesday, even as Sports Minister Ajay Maken called for a "long-term solution" to deal with the menace. Barely a day after...
  • BCCI says owners not involved in spot-fixing scandal May 15, 2012

    BCCI president N Srinivisan has refused to believe that IPL team owners may have some involvement in spot-fixing after the issue came to light following a sting operation carried out by an Indian TV channel. ...
  • IPL sting: Mishra accepts spot-fixing statements May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Tainted cricketer Mohnish Mishra has accepted the statements he made during the sting operation which claimed to have exposed corruption in the IPL, but said he had done that casually "to develop his value". Mishra was suspended by his Indian Premier League team Pune Warriors with immediate effect,...
  • IPL sting: Gavaskar backs BCCI decision May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar supported the BCCI's decision to suspend the five uncapped Indian players as allegations of spot-fixing in the IPL surfaced through a television sting operation in which these players were named. "Yes, it was correct to suspend them. That's the least they could have done,"...