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BCCI consider launching 'mini-IPL' to replace Champions League T20
BCCI consider launching 'mini-IPL' to replace Champions League T20

Rajeev Shukla confirmed that the idea of a ‘mini-IPL’ will be discussed seriously at the BCCI AGM on November 9 The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is considering the introduction of a ‘mini-IPL’ featuring only Indian players to be held in the time slot that was previously allotted to the now scrapped Champions League T20, Times of India reports.  Sportskeeda had reported in early July that the

Oct 22 2015
6 stunning bowling performances in Super Overs
6 stunning bowling performances in Super Overs

Before the Super Over was introduced, tied matches in T20 cricket used to be decided by a ‘Bowl Out' Super over or the eliminator as we know it now, is like the tennis’ tie breaker in cricket. Super over was first brought to use in the T20 format in 2008 after removing ‘Bowl Out’ as the decider. It essentially is a reduced version of the game wherein one over is bowled and 2 wickets are given to the batting s

Oct 21 2015
5 players who will remain indebted to the CLT20
5 players who will remain indebted to the CLT20

Now that CLT20 has been scrapped, many of the novice players who are just getting ready to step into top level cricket would be certainly disheartened with that decision. Though CLT20 was primarily looked out at as a source of income by most of the cricket associations around the world, it was indeed a platform for all those talented young cricketers to showcase their talents at the highest level. Also, since BCCI was one of the foundi

Jul 26 2015
Champions League T20 to be discontinued with immediate effect
Champions League T20 to be discontinued with immediate effect

Chennai Super Kings with the 2014 CLT20 trophy The Governing Council of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) on Wednesday confirmed that the CLT20 competition will be discontinued with immediate effect. The council consists of representatives of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Cricket Australia (CA). The decision to do away with CLT20, which was scheduled for September and October, was

Jul 15 2015
Mini-IPL as replacement for CL T20 idea not formally discussed yet by the IPL governing council
Mini-IPL as replacement for CL T20 idea not formally discussed yet by the IPL governing council

Mini-IPL idea not discussed yet, says Shukla Amid reports that the Champions League T20 is set to be replaced by a mini-IPL, the IPL governing council said it did not officially discuss an alternative to the Champions League. "There was no discussion on CLT20 scrapping. That decision can only be taken at CLT20 governing council which also includes Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa," IPL chairman Rajiv Shula said in

Mini-IPL to replace the Champions League T20?
Mini-IPL to replace the Champions League T20?

What will replace the CLT20? The death knell for the Champions League Twenty20 has almost been sounded, reports ESPNcricinfo. The IPL governing council is meeting on July 8 in Delhi to discuss alternatives to the CLT20. According to a BCCI insider, "It is a given that CLT20 is history and it's time to look ahead". Reportedly, the three boards governing the multinational T20 tournament have signed an exit clause with the

Jul 3 2015
Messi is part of football heritage: Del Piero
Messi is part of football heritage: Del Piero

Del Piero says that Messi brings magic to the pitch along with passion Berlin, June 4 (IANS) Italian club Juventus' legendary footballer Alessandro Del Piero on Thursday said Spanish club FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the game's "number one player" ahead of Saturday's Champions League final between the two teams. The Argentine forward scored 58 goals in all competitions for Barcelona so far in this term and Del Pi

Jun 4 2015
BCCI yet to take a call on future of CL T20
BCCI yet to take a call on future of CL T20

BCCI to soon take a call on the future of CL T20 Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not yet taken a final decision on whether to scrap the Champions League Twenty20. It would take a call after more contemplation, an official said. "We have not done away with the Champions League T20. It is all media speculation that the tournament is being scrapped. We are thinking about what to do with the tour

May 25 2015
The Rise of the Knights
The Rise of the Knights

KKR with their second IPL title Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo……Started as one of the star-studded teams and also started the IPL extravaganza with a bang with that blitzkrieg of an innings by Brendon McCullum that raised the bar for the entire tournament. Since then the IPL has just continued to grow at an exponential, however not without a few obstacles of course. The Kolkata Knight Riders started as one of the favourites considering th

May 16 2015
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