Posts Tagged IPL

‘International cricket losing steam due to IPL’

July 17, 2011 | Cricket, General, IPL4 | | No Comments

'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.

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India to host Pak, have clear IPL window

June 26, 2011 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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.

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Morgan will return to IPL if rejected by ECB

May 20, 2011 | Cricket, IPL4 | | No Comments

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.

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Dada, this was not a comeback

May 20, 2011 | Cricket, IPL4 | | No Comments

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.

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IPL 4 Auction

January 21, 2011 | IPL4 | | No Comments

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.

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Giles Clarke’s charges motivated, says Lalit Modi

June 1, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

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.

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Modi files reply to BCCI chargesheet

May 16, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Lalit Modi, the suspended IPL chairman, has filed his reply to the BCCI’s show-cause notice in typically dramatic fashion – the reply and supporting evidence run into approximately 15,000 pages and were wheeled into the BCCI headquarters in six large cardboard cartons. His lawyer Mehmood Abdi, who oversaw the delivery in Modi’s absence, sounded bullish during an impromptu press conference in Mumbai, saying he believed the response would satisfy the board and get his client reinstated.

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BCCI grants five-day deadline extension to Modi

May 11, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The BCCI has agreed to grant the five-day extension of the deadline requested by Lalit Modi, the suspended IPL chairman, to file his replies to the board’s chargesheet. Modi was previously expected to appear at the BCCI headquarters on Monday to respond in person to the charges. The 15-day deadline that was initially agreed upon expires on Tuesday.

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An opportunity in upheaval

April 30, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

Love it or hate it you can’t get away from it. No sooner has a six-week IPL concluded in Mumbai – amid huge controversy – that another Twenty20 tournament begins on the other side of world in the Caribbean. The events of the last few weeks in India have swept cricket to the sidelines. The game needs a sparkling tournament in West Indies and, most importantly, a clean and controversy-free event.

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Chirayu Amin promises IPL clean-up

April 28, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The interim IPL chairman, Chirayu Amin, has admitted the governing council was “dazzled” by the league’s success and overlooked issues, but has promised a clean-up that would assure franchise owners and fans of the IPL’s stability and viability.

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