IPL says no to Pakistani Players for next year

IPL says no to Pakistan third year runningThe Indian Premier League’s (IPL) governing council decided against including Pakistan in the next season of the T20 league, according to a report published in NDTV on Friday.

IPL’s newly appointed chairman Rajiv Shukla had earlier said that it will be up to the franchises to take a decision on Pakistan players whether to buy them or not.

New IPL chief gives fresh hopes to all Pakistan Players

PakistanDeprived of lucrative earnings and thrilling Twenty20 action, Pakistan players have received fresh hopes from the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) new commissioner who has given a positive response on the possibility of including the country’s players.

I hope some other franchise will take me: Muralitharan

I hope some other franchise will take me: MuralitharanRetired Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is hopeful of being picked by a franchise after the BCCI terminated his present IPL side, Kochi Tuskers Kerala’s contract.

Cracking the whip for breach of contractual terms, the board on Monday, terminated Kochi’s contract, a move which prompted the controversial Kerala team to threaten legal action against the Cricket Board.

Kochi tuskers – IPL news: Kochi franchise terminated by BCCI

Kochi tuskers - IPL news: Kochi franchise terminated by BCCIThe Kochi Tuskers Kerala IPL franchise has been terminated by the BCCI for breaching its terms of agreement, the new board president N Srinivasan has said after the annual general meeting in Mumbai. The trigger for the decision was the franchise’s inability to furnish a new bank guarantee for 2011. It is understood that the deadline for Kochi to submit the bank guarantee was March 26, 2011. So the BCCI felt it had every right to terminate the contract once the franchise had failed to produce it.

‘International cricket losing steam due to IPL’

'International cricket losing steam due to IPL'Former South African skipper Graeme Pollock feels Twenty20 tournaments such as the IPL, which has cricketers of different nationalities playing for one team, are adversely affecting the competitive nature of the sport.

“How can you have a beer with someone, and a couple of weeks later you’re trying to knock his block off in a Test match?” Pollock asked.

India to host Pak, have clear IPL window

India to host Pak, have clear IPL window India are scheduled to host Pakistan for a Test series in 2013, the first time after 2007, according to ICC’s draft Future Tours Programme which would be finalised in the world body’s annual conference in Hong Kong starting on Sunday.

Morgan will return to IPL if rejected by ECB

Morgan set to return to IPLEoin Morgan will return to the IPL if he isn’t selected in the England squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka at Cardiff. On the opening day of the England Lions match at Derby he hit an unbeaten 156 but it is unlikely to be enough to earn him the No. 6 spot.

Dada, this was not a comeback

Dada, this was not a comebackWhen Sourav Ganguly decided to make his IPL comeback with the Pune Warriors India, I had written an open letter to the former Indian captain questioning his decision. In return, I got many responses from his fans who claimed to be a greater fan of Ganguly than I and were, therefore, extremely happy to see him back on the ground. For them, that’s all that mattered.

IPL 4 Auction

IPL 4Gambhir Knight Riders for a record $2.4 million.
Yusuf Pathan Knight Riders $2.1 million.
Uthappa Pune $2.1 million

Rohit Sharma Mumbai $2 million.
Irfan Pathan Delhi$ 1.9
Yuvraj Pune for $1.8 million.
Mahela Kochi for $1.5 million.
AB de Villiers to R C B $1.1 million.
Cameron White Deccan Chargers $1.1 million.
Kallis Knight Riders $1.1 million.
Ross Taylor Rajasthan Royals $1 million.

Giles Clarke’s charges motivated, says Lalit Modi

Lalit Modi’s reply to the second show-cause notice served on him by the BCCI – which was prompted by a letter from Giles Clarke, the ECB president – has said that Clarke’s allegations were “motivated”, given their “history of run-ins”, and “not worthy of credence”. His reply – a copy of which is with Cricinfo – also said that the board, knowing this background, should have backed him and sought his comment before issuing the notice.