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  • Shakib Al Hasan can't play for KKR in CLT20 despite ban reduction 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Bangladesh's star allrounder Shakib al-Hasan wouldn't be able to play in the upcoming Champions League T20 for the IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders even though the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has reduced his ban. While Shakib is free to play competitive cricket from September 15, BCB's ban on NOCs...
  • Daniel Vettori to miss Champions League T20 due to personal reasons August 25, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has decided to pull out from the upcoming Champions League T20 due to some "personal issues". Left-arm spinner Vettori was expected to play for the Northern Districts (Northern Knights) in the qualifying stages of the tournament along with Mumbai Indians, South Express and Lahore...
  • CLT20 2014: Complete squads of all the teams August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: All the players named by more than two teams for the Champions League Twenty20, including South African legend Jacques Kallis and West Indian dasher Kieron Pollard, have opted for their IPL franchises instead of their domestic teams. "Eight players scheduled to take part in the competition were in high...
  • Watch: New song 'Tu meri' from 'Bang Bang' shows off Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif's scorching chemistry August 22, 2014

    You need to see this. Stop whatever you're doing and watch this new song 'Tu meri' from the upcoming film 'Bang Bang'. Composed by the musician duo Vishal-Shekhar and sung by Vishal Dadlani, the song features Hrithik Roshan dancing in his inimitable style with Katrina Kaif. ...
  • From a young model to a ruthless killer: How Tom Hardy became Bane in 'The Dark Knight Rises' August 21, 2014

    We were all enthralled by Hollywood actor Tom Hardy's performance in Christopher Nolan's 2012 Batman film, 'The Dark Knight Rises'. But it wasn't easy portraying the dark, brooding ruthless killer. Hardy has evolved as an actor, and the following compilation is a testimony for that. ...
  • When 'CID' featured an Indian version of Heath Ledger's Joker August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: It is true, after all. When the social media started buzzing with photos and memes about the Indian version of The Joker, many brushed it off as something random. But it turns out that the character, which was made immortal by Heath Ledger in the 2008 Batman flick, 'The...
  • KKR to play CSK in 2014 Champions League Twenty20 opener July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match of this year's Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on September 17. The sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in four Indian cities -- Hyderabad,...
  • Wasim Akram lashes out critics who question his KKR job June 5, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram, who has been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders dug out in IPL, has lashed out at the people who have questioned his patriotism on social websites or on television shows. A visibly upset Wasim said on Geo News channel on Thursday that he was...
  • 'I manage crowds better than the police': At KKR's victory rally, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee steals the show June 4, 2014

    There's never a dull moment when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee trades her official hat for a pointy, party one and takes over several roles at once - of a compère, traffic controller, admonisher-in-chief and benevolent mother figure to some of Tollywood's ageing legends. I will be honest. I was...
  • In pics: Fans turn up for Kolkata Knight Riders' victory celebrations at Eden Gardens June 4, 2014

    First the win, then the tweets and the crackers that lit up the sky on a slow Sunday evening in Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders had conquered the crown yet again in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. The question that came soon- Will there be another road show and...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders get grand felicitation at Eden Gardens June 3, 2014

    Kolkata: The worlds of Bollywood, cricket and politics came together in a lavish ceremony as the winners of the 2014 Indian Premier League, the Kolkata Knight Riders and team owners Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla received a regal reception amid thunderous applause at the packed Eden Gardens here on...
  • As it happened: KKR's grand felicitation at Eden Gardens June 3, 2014

    16:45: The felicitation ceremony ends with the National Anthem. 16:40: Shah Rukh Khan says, "I don't think any other country, any other state support their team so much. Keep supporting us Kolkata. I am grateful for your support. Mamata Di, you have made us feel this is our home. Thank you...
  • Triumphant KKR return to hero's welcome in Kolkata June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: The triumphant Kolkata Knight Riders returned to their base to a hero's welcome with thousands of supporters lining up at the airport, shouting team slogans and waving purple flags. It was KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir who was the first to come out of the exit door with the glittering IPL...
  • KKR's grand felicitation at Eden Gardens on Tuesday June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Memories of the 2012's grand felicitation of Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens are set to be re-lived with the West Bengal government and Cricket Association of Bengal having planned a similar programme at the same venue on Tuesday morning. All the roads on Tuesday will lead up to Eden...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders are IPL 7 champions June 2, 2014

    Riding on Pandey's brilliant 50-ball 94, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their second IPL title in three years with a 3-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab. ...
  • This win more satisfying than 2012, says Sunil Narine June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Rejoicing after Kolkata Knight Riders lifted their second IPL title by beating favourites Kings XI Punjab in the final, offspinner Sunil Narine said the triumph this year is more satisfying than their maiden trophy win in 2012. KKR chased down 200 runs on Sunday to become the only team after...
  • Gautam Gambhir defends Sunil Narine's decision to play IPL final June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian batting star Gautam Gambhir has backed Sunil Narine's decision to remain with Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League (IPL) final, instead of returning to the Caribbean for the ongoing West Indies training camp. Off-spinner Narine was required to return by Sunday - the same day as the...
  • IPL 7 Review: All's well that ends well as cricket restores faith June 2, 2014

    Unlike the previous editions of the Indian Premier League, which were marred by various controversies and scandals, this year the focus was shifted back to cricket. The seventh installment of the league was played out in two countries - the UAE and India - due to the 2014 general elections,...
  • I like to bat in crunch situations, says Manish Pandey June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Manish Pandey, who scripted a memorable three-wicket win for Kolkata Knight Riders against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday in the IPL 7 final, said he always enjoys batting in crunch situations. "I'm very optimistic, and I love to play the crunch game. We got ten in the first over, and...
  • Best moments from the IPL-7 season June 2, 2014

    Undoubtedly IPL is a big platform for players. Some get paid for their brilliance by getting a call-up to the national fold and some perish with their mediocre performances. Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab paved their way to the IPL-7 final in style. Riding on Manish Pandey's...
  • Gautam Gambhir hails his team after securing 2nd IPL title June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: An elated Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Sunday said that the triumph was even sweeter as not many people gave them a chance after the first seven matches in IPL this year. "Where we were after first seven games, not many people thought we would be here," Gambhir...
  • IPL 7: This win is very special to me, says emotional Piyush Chawla June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Kolkata Knight Riders' Piyush Chawla was the man of the moment as he hit a six off pacer Mitchell Johnson to bring his team on the threshold of victory and finished it off with a four off Parvinder Awana in the last over to script a three-wicket win over...
  • Kolkata goes euphoric after KKR's blockbuster IPL-7 win June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata erupted in joy twice over as firecrackers lit up the sky and fans were out on streets after the home franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders registered a nail-biting three-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab for their second IPL title. No sooner Piyush Chawla sealed the chase with a boundary in...
  • How Manish Pandey's brilliance helped KKR clinch IPL 7 title June 2, 2014

    In what was a thrilling final, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 in a humdinger against Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore. After Wriddhiman Saha's brilliant 115 not out took Kolkata to 199, it was down to Manish Pandey's match winning 94 that helped KKR to their...
  • Manish Pandey's 50-ball 94 powers Kolkata to second IPL title June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Riding on Manish Pandey's brilliant 50-ball 94, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their second IPL title in three years with a 3-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in an exhilarating summit clash of IPL 7 here on Sunday. Pandey, who was the first Indian to score a century in IPL, sent...
  • As it happened: IPL 7 final, Kolkata vs Punjab June 1, 2014

    Riding on Pandey's brilliant 50-ball 94, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their second IPL final in three years with a 3-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab. Pre-match: Kolkata and Punjab have played three matches in the seventh edition of IPL and all of them have been one-sided affairs. But the final...