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  • Ranjib Biswal to remain Indian Premier League chairman 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Odisha Cricket Association president Ranjib Biswal will retain his position as the chairman of the cash-rich Indian Premier League in the new regime under Jagmohan Dalmiya. Although none of the sub-committees has been announced, it has been reliably learnt that there won't be any change in the IPL hierarchy...
  • Players are now used to IPL schedule: Virender Sehwag 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Out-of-favour India opener Virender Sehwag on Tuesday said that the start of the cash-rich Indian Premier League less than 10 days after the conclusion of the ongoing cricket World Cup was not a problem as the players were used to such kind of tight schedule. Asked if the players would...
  • IPL promoters face 'closer scrutiny' of transactions 2 days ago

    Kochi: The newly-elected BCCI vice president on tuesday said there will be a "closer scrutiny" of financial transactions of IPL teams' promoters to make the "world's biggest cricket event" a transparent affair. A day after he was elected as BCCI vice president, IPL governing council member T C Mathew said all...
  • Abdi claims Srinivasan faces contempt of court 3 days ago

    Chennai: Suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) deputy president Mehmood Abdi has alleged that N Srinivasan committed contempt of court by participating in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCI at a city hotel here on Monday. Abdi, the permanent representative of RCA in BCCI, claimed that despite being asked to...
  • From manufacturing bullets to playing cricket - meet Domnic Joseph 4 days ago

    For close to a decade after he turned 18, Domnic Joseph Muthuswamy's connect with professional cricket was via a small television set at the High Explosive Factory on the outskirts of Pune, where he works as a bullet manufacturer for the Indian Armed Forces. His father's death when Domnic was...
  • ICC World Cup: Please, no more ODIs for India, says MS Dhoni 5 days ago

    Perth: It is not often that Mahendra Singh Dhoni sticks his neck out on even the most mundane of issues. There is some sort of valve within him, some kind of auto, that takes over during press conferences in particular, and you can predict with almost 100 per cent accuracy...
  • The Pepsi IPL 2015 teaser sort of parodies the 'Mauka' ads 5 days ago

    Firecrackers and Cricket have been forever immortalized as a couple by the 'mauka' ads. And the Indian Premier League is trying to capitalize on that as well. This Pepsi IPL 2015 trailer is evidence enough. ...
  • Sreesanth was attacked with knife in jail, alleges family 6 days ago

    Kochi: Former Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth was attacked with a knife while he was in jail after being arrested for his alleged involvement in IPL spot-fixing in 2013, his family has alleged on Friday. He is currently facing trial in a Delhi court. His sister's husband Madhu Balakrishnan made this revelation...
  • T20s responsible for faults in offspiners, says Daryl Foster 6 days ago

    Daryl Foster is a slight but sprightly 76. His name is generally associated with biomechanics and illegal actions, but Foster, who played for Victoria Second XI in the mid 1950s, has also been involved in coaching roles with Pakistan and Sri Lanka, besides coaching Western Australia to nine Sheffield Shield...
  • Want to learn the art of reverse swing from Zaheer Khan: Gurinder Singh Sandhu 1 week ago

    Perth: Narrowly missing out on a spot in Australia's World Cup squad, Indian-origin pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu is nonetheless excited at the prospect of playing alongside Zaheer Khan in the upcoming IPL and "learn the art of reverse swing" from the wily seamer. Sandhu, who has played two ODIs for Australia...
  • Supreme Court upset with Srinivasan for chairing BCCI meet February 23, 2015

    The Supreme Court came down heavily on N Srinivasan stating that chairing the meeting is in violation of the Supreme Court order and expected Srinivasan to act with some amount of sagacity....
  • IPL cuts through barriers February 22, 2015

    Especially, but not necessarily exclusively, outside India, the Indian Premier League is a much maligned beast. Every reference to the most popular cricket league in the world is prefixed by 'cash-rich', as if that is the USP of the domestic Twenty20 competition with an international flavour. It has been identified...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha February 21, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suit action, Pakistani 'terror' boat new twist, India-Pakistan relationship, Velentine's day and Indian Premier League Auction 2015. ...
  • England captain Eoin Morgan defends missing ODI for IPL February 19, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan has defended his involvement in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after it emerged he would miss a One-Day International to play in the lucrative Twenty20 event. Morgan was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs.2 crore during Monday's IPL auction. England are scheduled to play a One-Day international...
  • CAB moves SC, seeks contempt proceedings against Srinivasan February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking contempt proceedings against N Srinivasan and other BCCI officials for holding a meeting of its working committee to decide on holding Annual General Meeting in March in alleged violation of the apex court directions. The CAB's petition,...
  • Is lack of international cricket hurting Pietersen's T20 career? February 18, 2015

    "By releasing me before the auction, they were able to go fishing for something different if they saw it. If Delhi (Daredevils) and I were a sitcom relationship, we were 'on a break'. Free to see other people." This is an extract from Kevin Pietersen's autobiography, referred to the 2014 IPL...
  • India probes N Srinivasan over IPL broadcast fee February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: India s top financial policing agency is probing world cricket boss Narayanaswami Srinivasan and others over an alleged $69 million "facilitation fee" paid over broadcast rights for the Indian Premier League, an official said on Tuesday. The Enforcement Directorate has issued "show cause notices" to Srinivasan, disgraced former Indian Premier...
  • World Cup 2015: Trent Boult comes down to earth after IPL windfall February 17, 2015

    Dunedin: Trent Boult made easy money on Monday, but had to work harder for his match fee Tuesday as New Zealand edged Scotland at the Cricket World Cup. Boult found himself $800,000 richer in a few seconds Monday when he was the fourth highest-priced player purchased in the annual auction for...
  • IPL Auction: Crores exchange hands, some stay hot some not February 17, 2015

    Bangalore: The 2015 Indian Premier League auction didn't quite capture the imagination as its predecessor did. With the World Cup going on and Ireland dismantling the once indomitable West Indies, that wasn't too surprising; but this was also partly because the eight teams were largely looking to plug gaps and...
  • For many, cricket happens only during a World Cup February 17, 2015

    India is considered a cricket crazy nation, where the game is considered nothing less than a religion, but there's another side of the story that's emerging. Complexities of modern-day life and overkill of the sport has diluted the passion and many of those die-hard fans, who boasted about not having...
  • Jacques Kallis found KC Cariappa talented enough to be picked: KKR CEO February 16, 2015

    Bengaluru: Kolkata Knight Riders CEO and Managing Director Venky Mysore on Monday said the team management decided to give a shot to KC Cariappa, who fetched a price tag of Rs 2.4 crore at IPL auction, after top players including Jacques Kallis found him extremely talented in one of their...
  • We have made strategic additions to our squad: Kings XI Punjab February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Kings XI Punjab said they have made strategic additions to the squad for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by buying India opener Murali Vijay, domestic cricketers Nikhil Naik and Yogesh Golwalker in the players' auction held in Bengaluru on Monday. Commenting on the newly-added players to...
  • Yuvraj deserves every penny for his yeoman service: Gavaskar February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday endorsed Delhi Daredevils splurging Rs 16 crore on Yuvraj Singh in the IPL 8 auction, saying the flamboyant allrounder "deserves every penny for his yeoman service" to Indian cricket. "I am really happy for him, look at what he has gone through. He...
  • Australian bowler Brad Hogg happy at joining Kolkata Knight Riders February 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Veteran Australian chinaman bowler Brad Hogg expressed his happiness at being bought by current Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the auction held at Bengaluru on Monday. The 44-year-old, who was part of the Big Bash League (BBL) winning Perth Scorchers side tweeted: "Stoked to be...
  • IPL Auction: Who is Rs. 2.4 crore worth KC Cariappa? February 16, 2015

    KC Cariappa, a 20-year-old mystery spinner, was a stunning pick by the Kolkata Knight Riders in Monday's players' auction for the 2015 Indian Premier League season. Bought for Rs 2.40 crore, the little-known Cariappa was perhaps the most shocking buy in an auction where veterans such as Kumar Sangakkara went...
  • Five questions to be asked after IPL Auction 2015 February 16, 2015

    Even as the Narendra Modi government battles the complex issue of bringing black money back to India, crores of rupees were thrown around for some cricket players. This obscene show of wealth came on a day when the Enforcement Directorate issued a Rs. 425 crore show-cause notice to BCCI and IPL...
  • Yuvraj was released to exhaust other teams' purse: RCB February 16, 2015

    Bengaluru: RCB director P A Murali on Monday said the strategy behind releasing Yuvraj Singh was to ensure that the purse of other teams' are exhausted which would help them get better cricketers for IPL 8. "The basic strategy to leave Yuvraj was to ensure that the purse of other teams...
  • IPL Auction 2015: Yuvraj's 16 cr talk of the town; Zaheer, Irfan find buyers February 16, 2015

    Bengaluru: Left-hand all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik were sold for big bucks in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held on Monday ahead of the eighth season. Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews and Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra also fetched big money in the auction. Yuvraj was picked up by Delhi...
  • Happy to be playing for Delhi Daredevils under Kirsten: Yuvraj Singh February 16, 2015

    Allrounder Yuvraj Singh, who on Monday became Indian Premier League's costliest ever buy by going for a whopping Rs 16 crore to Delhi Daredevils, said that he was happy to be playing again under former India coach Gary Kirsten. "I was sleeping when the auction was going on. I came to...
  • New Zealand not swayed from World Cup goals by IPL auction February 16, 2015

    Christchurch: New Zealand refused to be distracted from its Cricket World Cup objectives by the millions of dollars offer on Monday's Indian Premier League auction, focusing instead on Tuesday's second Pool A match against Scotland. Eight New Zealanders were up for auction, notably batsman Kane Williamson who was in an initial...