IPL

  • Police to probe if IPL angle in Sunanda's death January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: After a round of questioning of Shashi Tharoor, Delhi Police on Tuesday made it clear that it will probe if IPL angle was related to the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi said the former Union Minister was "cooperative" during four-hour-long questioning on Monday...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: No evidence of match-fixing by 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...
  • Sunanda Pushkar murder: War of words between husband Shashi Tharoor, Subramanian Swamy January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Sunanda Pushkar murder case took an ugly turn on Tuesday with BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor indulging in a war of words. While Swamy clearly stated that Sunanda's husband Tharoor was a part of the murder conspiracy, the former Union minister hit back...
  • Sunanda was upset about relations between Tharoor, Mehr Tarar: Journalist Nalini Singh to SDM January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Journalist Nalini Singh has revealed that Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's deceased wife Sunanda Pushkar was upset about the relations between him and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar. Sunanda feared that Tharoor was going to divorce her, Singh has said. In her statement to the SDM on...
  • 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...
  • David Warner may quit IPL to focus on Tests January 6, 2015

    Sydney: Australian opener David Warner is worried about mental fatigue that creeps in from playing non-stop cricket and said he might quit the Indian Premier League (IPL) to concentrate on Tests. "I pinch myself every day that I'm opening the batting for Australia in Test matches, especially on an occasion like...
  • 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...
  • N Srinivasan to Rohit Sharma - the different hues of Indian cricket in 2014 December 24, 2014

    Very rarely the world will come across a sport as complicated as cricket in regards to its longevity and rules of the game which gives rise to too many heated arguments and debates as in a country like India where everybody is an expert of the game which is followed...
  • I am not connected with BCCI administration: Sunil Gavaskar December 17, 2014

    With the Supreme Court on Wednesday observing that players and officials having commercial interests should stay away from administering the game, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar clarified that he is "not connected in anyway" with the BCCI administration. Senior advocate CA Sundaram, appearing for BCCI, gave the names of former greats...
  • I was never in conflict of interest, says Kris Srikkanth December 17, 2014

    "I was never in conflict of interest. I was the ambassador of Chennai Super Kings before I became the chairman of selectors," the former India captain said. ...
  • Gavaskar, Shastri, Srikkanth in BCCI's list of individuals with 'conflict of interest'; SC reserves verdict December 17, 2014

    In a move that can shake the foundation of Indian cricket, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the verdict on the issue of conflict of interest in Indian cricket after BCCI submitted a list in SC of its administrators with conflict of interest, which included the names of three former...
  • 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...
  • BCCI rules aren't sacrosanct, exit of a team won't collapse projects: SC December 16, 2014

    Tightening the noose around the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court said on Tuesday that rules of the BCCI are not sacrosanct and cricket projects in the country won't collapse with the exit of a team in the IPL spot-fixing case. Clamping down on 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...
  • IPL Spot-Fixing: Pressure on N Srinivasan as hearing resumes today December 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court hearing on Justice Mukul Mudgal committee's report on IPL corruption and spot-fixing scandal will resume on Monday. The BCCI chief-in-exile, N Srinivasan, on December 10 submitted an undertaking in Supreme Court saying that if he is elected BCCI President, he will keep himself away from all the...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court allows BCCI to put off AGM and polls till Jan 31 December 10, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to postpone its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections till Jan 31, 2015, as it was still hearing the plea into the allegations of conflict of interest and betting involving board president N Srinivasan and...
  • N Srinivasan runs BCCI like a mafia, says Lalit Modi December 10, 2014

    Former IPL chief Lalit Modi tells CNN-IBN that his fight is not against any individual and he wants the entire system to be cleaned up. ...
  • 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...
  • Cartoon of the day: SC likely to decide N Srinivasan's fate as cricket administrator December 10, 2014

    The apex court hinted at setting up a high-powered committee to suggest measures for cleansing the game hit by allegations of betting and spot-fixing. The Supreme Court is likely to decide N Srinivasan's fate as cricket administrator. ...
  • SC proposes high-power committee to cleanse cricket December 9, 2014

    The apex court hinted at setting up a high-powered committee to suggest measures for cleansing the game hit by allegations of betting and spot-fixing. ...
  • IPL Scandal: SC, BCCI want retired judges to probe the matter December 9, 2014

    Cracking the whip in the Indian Premier League (IPL) corruption case, the Supreme Court on Tuesday insisted that action must be taken against Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president-in-exile N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan. At the end of the proceedings, it was decided that the court would...
  • Supreme Court turns on heat on N Srinivasan December 8, 2014

    The Supreme Court observed that Srinivasan's conflict of interest cannot be ignored and found it difficult to accept on four counts. ...
  • Difficult to ignore N Srinivasan's conflict of interest, says Supreme Court December 8, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday grilled BCCI's president-in-exile N Srinivasan on conflict of interest and said it was difficult for it to accept that the involvement of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan - a team official of Chennai Super Kings - in betting during the IPL 2013 did not result in...