INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

  • IPL-8 auction on February 16 in Bengaluru Yesterday

    Mumbai: The players' auction for the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held in Bengaluru Feb 16. Several leading cricketers from across the world will be up for grabs. The auction will begin at 9.30 a.m. and will be conducted by professional English auctioneer Richard Madley, who...
  • Joe Burns not keen on playing Indian Premier League Yesterday

    Brisbane: Australia batsman Joe Burns said on Friday that he is not keen on playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) and instead wants to focus on the longer format of the game. "Test cricket is my priority and I am not too keen to go to the IPL," Burns...
  • Brad Hogg set to sign new KKR contract 2 days ago

    Chinaman bowler Brad Hogg, who will turn 44 next week, is set to sign a contract with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The Australian on Thursday said he has had a word with KKR head coach Trevor Bayliss who told him that the team...
  • IPL is the best thing for me: Eoin Morgan 2 days ago

    Perth: Putting his Test ambitions on hold, England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan has decided to make himself available for selection in the 2015 Indian Premier League Player Auction likely to be held in Bangalore on February 16. Morgan, who missed the last IPL in the hope of earning a Test berth,...
  • I love mentoring Indian players during IPL: Mike Hussey 6 days ago

    He is one among the few top overseas players to have regularly featured in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and Michael Hussey believes that his bond with it has got stronger over the years having played the role of a "mentor" to young Indian players. Hussey, who has played six seasons...
  • N Srinivasan has to choose between CSK and BCCI, says Supreme Court January 22, 2015

    The Supreme Court on Thursday disallowed Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) chief-in-exile N Srinivasan from contesting elections to the cricket board. In a 130-page verdict on Thursday, the apex court said that Srinivasan as the BCCI chief and owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise had created...
  • Sean Abbott will be in IPL auction this year: reports January 21, 2015

    New South Wales fast bowler Sean Abbott has registered for the next Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Abbott has been in solid form with the ball for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, picking up six wickets at an average of 33.17 this season, and has another chance to...
  • IPL-styled cue sports league announced January 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Cue sports in India are set to follow in the footsteps of franchise-based tournaments, like the Indian Premier League and Indian Super League, after the Cue Masters League (CML) was announced here on Tuesday. Newly-elected International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) president P.V.K. Mohan said that CML would be a...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: No match-fixing evidence against BCCI officials, says police January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police told a court in Mumbai on Monday that they had not found any evidence of match-fixing against top BCCI officials with regard to IPL in 2013. "We have found no evidence of match-fixing against the respondents as alleged by the petitioner," said the report submitted by Mumbai...
  • Chris Cairns pleads not guilty to perjury charge January 17, 2015

    Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns on Friday pleaded not guilty to a charge of perjury and to perverting the course of justice in a match-fixing libel action. Cairns faces the allegations in light of being awarded $136,000 in damages after he sued Lalit Modi, founder of the Indian Premier League...
  • Mumbai Indians appoint Shane Bond as bowling coach January 9, 2015

    Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond was on Friday appointed as the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians for the 2015 Indian Premier League season. The 39-year-old Bond, currently employed in similar capacity with the New Zealand national team, will join in the ranks of Mumbai Indians' support staff along...
  • Franchises don't want to risk Pakistan players' security in IPL: PCB December 24, 2014

    Karachi: The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has admitted that participation of country's players in the lucrative Indian Premier League is not possible due to security concerns of the T20 event's franchises. Khan said that the Indian cricket board officials had told him clearly that they had no...
  • 123 players retained, 5 traded across teams for IPL 8 December 16, 2014

    A total of 123 cricketers, including 79 Indians and 44 overseas, were retained by the franchises for the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League. Five Indian cricketers have been traded during the trading window this year. The window for the franchises to extend the player contracts on existing terms for...
  • ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the "actual beneficiary" of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group in 2009. The government, in an Action Taken report to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the...
  • IPL: Sundar Raman pulled up by SC, questions BCCI's rule 6.2.4 December 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear that BCCI's rule 6.2.4 under which conflict of interest is permissible will be examined and pulled up IPL COO Raman for his silence in the entire issue. ...
  • IPL 8: Ousted from World Cup squad, RCB show their back to Yuvraj Singh December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, the most expensive player of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) while Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen was released along with Dinesh Karthik, Ross Taylor and Murali Vijay, according to media reports. The Vijay Mallya-owned RCB had paid the 33-year-old...
  • Delhi Daredevils release Pietersen, Karthik, Vijay ahead of IPL 2015 December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to start afresh in the eighth season of Indian Premier League, the Delhi Daredevils on Monday decided to release their last edition's skipper and biggest star Kevin Pietersen along with costliest buy Dinesh Karthik and Test specialist Murali Vijay. Delhi Daredevils' Chief Executive Officer Hemant Dua...
  • N Srinivasan, IS Bindra in blame game, SC to examine BCCI amendment December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday decided to examine the controversial amendment in the BCCI rules which enables office bearers to own teams in the IPL and Champions League amidst raging debate over conflict of interest issue. The apex court termed the issue of conflict of interest "relevant" and decided...
  • SC to examine validity of BCCI's rule 6.2.4 permitting conflict of interest December 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday hit the nail on the head by making it clear that BCCI's rule 6.2.4 under which conflict of interest is permissible will be examined and the court will also determine the validity of the same. BCCI has already found itself in a lot of trouble following...
  • Ricky Ponting appointed Mumbai Indians head coach December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: After spending two seasons in the team as a player, Australia's two-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting was today appointed head coach of Mumbai Indians ahead of Indian Premier League 8 in place of John Wright. A highly successful captain in international cricket, Ponting was one of the most celebrated...
  • Will stay away from IPL meetings if allowed to contest BCCI elections, Srinivasan to SC December 10, 2014

    BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that if he is re-elected to the cricket body, he would stay away from IPL governing council till a proposed committee decides on the question of conflict of interest involving him and his IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings. Srinivasan in an...
  • Shakib Al Hasan's NOC restriction lifted, can play for KKR December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan can now participate in IPL-8 for his side Kolkata Knight Riders after the BCB ended its restriction on the all-rounder to take part in overseas competitions. "He has no barrier to play abroad. We have lifted the embargo on his NOC. It was a unanimous...
  • My Lords, be fair to N Srinivasan! December 1, 2014

    (Ramakrishna Upadhya is a veteran editor from Bengaluru. He has held senior editorial positions in The Indian Express, Telegraph, ETV and Deccan Herald) Let me make it clear at the outset that I have no personal interest or conflict of interest in diving into the maelstrom of controversy surrounding the...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Anxiety mounts for Srinivasan, CSK as SC resumes hearing December 1, 2014

    Anxiety-metre in Indian cricket will once again soar on Monday as the Supreme Court resumes hearing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal after observations during last hearing pushed N Srinivasan and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) into a tight corner. Srinivasan's future as a cricket administrator hangs by a thread...
  • IPL COO Sundar Raman calls for security rethink on cricket pitch November 26, 2014

    Indian Premier League (IPL) chief operating officer Sundar Raman has called for a rethink on security on the cricket pitch following the critical head injury to Australian opener Phil Hughes. "I think there's lots of rethinking that needs to happen about bouncers, about protection, about general safety in cricket," said Raman...
  • I'm financing this petition against N Srinivasan: Lalit Modi November 24, 2014

    Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi made a startling revelation on Monday, admitting that he is the man financing petitioner Aditya Verma against N Srinivasan and others in the IPL spot-fixing case. "I am financing the petition against Srinivasan and others [helping petitioner Verma]. There's no harm in backing anybody who helps...
  • Action against CSK would be disastrous for IPL: India Cements November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India Cements Limited owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings told the Supreme Court Friday that any action against it would have disastrous consequences for the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament. If any orders are passed against India Cements it could have "disastrous consequences not only for this...
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore acquire Iqbal Abdulla in IPL trading window November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore have acquired Iqbal Abdulla from Rajasthan Royals as a part of the first Indian Premier League trading window, which was opened on October 6. The Window is open till December 12 and five players have been traded so far. "In what is the fifth trade prior to...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: BCCI files affidavit defending Srinivasan, says it did reprimand player for violating code November 21, 2014

    The BCCI on Friday came out defending ICC Chairman N Srinivasan via filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court, wherein the board said that it's incorrect to say that none of the five BCCI officials take action against a player who was guilty of violating player''s code of conduct The incident...
  • Is the BCCI protecting N Srinivasan? November 18, 2014

    The BCCI emergent committee meeting came to a conclusion that there is no taint on the conduct of Srinivasan and the allegations levelled against him were baseless. ...