Posts Tagged IPL

BCCI suspends Lalit Modi

April 26, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The BCCI has suspended Lalit Modi, the IPL chairman, for “alleged acts of individual misdemeanours”, bringing down the curtains on one particularly unsavoury episode in the BCCI’s history but very possibly leaving the door open for more twists in this saga. Modi’s three-year reign was effectively ended moments after the conclusion of the tournament final in Mumbai on Sunday and he responded in melodramatic fashion with an emotional speech at the awards ceremony.

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I won’t quit, let them remove me

April 25, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

There is no sign of a compromise between Lalit Modi and the BCCI over the IPL with a day to go for the crucial IPL governing council meeting. On Saturday, the BCCI top leadership was huddled in a series of meetings planning their strategy for Monday; by the evening Modi ended his silence of several days by sending out a message through his Twitter feed that he would not be backing down in what he called a “trial by media”.

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IPL players’ salaries face taxman’s scrutiny

April 24, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The Indian taxman’s scrutiny of the mess surrounding the IPL is not necessarily limited to the league’s officials, franchise owners/managers and partner companies. It is understood the income-tax department is also acting on information of certain players receiving illegal payments from their employers.

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Board top brass skips awards night

April 24, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The IPL Awards Night was held at a Mumbai hotel on Friday evening with several senior BCCI officials missing, in another sign of the deepening rift between IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and his colleagues in the BCCI. There were unconfirmed reports that Modi had requested a postponement of Monday’s IPL governing council meeting but the BCCI did not appear inclined to entertain any such request.

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Modi mails take the fight to BCCI

April 22, 2010 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

The IPL controversy is threatening an ugly denouement with Lalit Modi, the embattled league chairman and commissioner, seemingly striking a defiant stand ahead of Monday’s meeting of the governing council. This was evident in two emails made public today and accessed by Cricinfo; in one, Modi has questioned the validity of the meeting and warned he may not attend and in the other, also addressed to BCCI president Shashank Manohar, he has suggested the release of ownership details of all franchises.

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IPL may not feature many England players – Sean Morris

December 10, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

morrisSean Morris, who took over who took over as the chief executive of the Rajasthan Royals franchise on Monday, has said he does not expect many more England players to feature in the third edition of the IPL. Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen were the two big England signings last year, joining Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively for US$1.55 million each. However, conflicting schedules this year could affect the chances of newer players from England being recruited, Morris said.

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Modi rules out Pakistan players in IPL 2010

December 8, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

yousufPakistan cricketers will not feature in IPL 2010 as their board has failed to obtain their visas before the deadline for confirmation of participation, the league’s commissioner, Lalit Modi, has said. The franchises will now have to look for replacements for the Pakistan players they had signed, he said.

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Hayden suggests scrapping Champions Trophy

August 22, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

haydenMatthew Hayden, the former Australia opener, has suggested scrapping the Champions Trophy and creating a two-month window for the IPL in order to revive spectator interest in the game.

“Playing the World Twenty20 every other year is too much,” Hayden wrote in his column in the Independent. “And why have the Champions Trophy when you’ve already got a 50-over World Cup?”

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BCCI never asked for Champions League window – Modi

June 3, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

modiIPL chairman Lalit Modi has said the BCCI never asked the ICC to create a window for both the IPL and the Champions League. “We have never propagated that we should be part of the Future Tours Programme [FTP] for the IPL or the Champions League because I think there is a natural window for these two events,” he said in London. “We never asked for one and we are never going to ask for one.”

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Time to complete perfect turnaround

May 24, 2009 | Cricket, General | | No Comments

anilMatch facts
May 24, 2009
Start time 16.30 local, (14:30 GMT)

Big Picture

And so, as a blockbuster second season of the IPL reaches its summit, two of its biggest success stories clash in the finale in Johannesburg. They also happen to be the two most unlikely sides given how they fared in 2008. Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore were the two bottom-placed teams then, now they’ve busted out of the basement and made the house their own.

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