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Reports: BCCI to bring back Kochi franchise in IPL to avoid 900-crore payout
Reports: BCCI to bring back Kochi franchise in IPL to avoid 900-crore payout

An IPL match in 2011 between Kochi Tuskers and Delhi Daredevils If reports are to be believed, IPL 9 is very likely to see the return of Kochi Tuskers in place of one of the two suspended teams – Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings – with the other alternative on BCCI’s hands being to pay Rs 900 crore to Kochi Cricket Pvt Ltd (KCPL). Kochi Tuskers Kerala was terminated by the BCCI in September 2011, the franchise bein

Jul 24 2015
New ODI rules could have been introduced before World Cup: Former India bowling coach Eric Simons
New ODI rules could have been introduced before World Cup: Former India bowling coach Eric Simons

Sachin Tendulkar, Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons pictured during a 2011 World Cup training session One of the least high-profile heroes of the champion Indian cricket team in the 2011 World Cup, bowling coach Eric Simons, who was later thought to have been made a scapegoat for India’s poor shows in England and Australia, spoke about the new ODI rules and India’s current bowling lineup. Simons, a former South African player from t

Jul 18 2015
The rising star: Kedar Jadhav
The rising star: Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav is a smart cricketer With India completing a 3-0 whitewash in Zimbabwe, it was Kedar Jadhav who stole the limelight with his brilliant century at Harare. Coming in to bat at 82-4, he made full use of the given opportunity and smashed 105 runs from 87 balls which included 12 fours and a six. What came next, was the defining moment. After reaching his maiden ODI century, Jadhav first punched his fists in the air as a p

Jul 17 2015
ISL Auction - Showcasing the class divide in Indian sport
ISL Auction - Showcasing the class divide in Indian sport

Sunil Chhetri was bought by Mumbai City FC for 1.2 crore Waking up in the morning today, I picked up the newspaper and as usual, straight away turned to the back page without even reading the headlines. The very first article was on the ISL auction-cum-draft, stating how certain footballers turned into crorepatis and lakhpatis overnight and how some were part of intense bidding wars among franchises. Ten players were up for auction first,

Jul 11 2015
Want to establish myself as finisher and win games for India: Kedar Jadhav
Want to establish myself as finisher and win games for India: Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav of India 'A' bats, with broken wrist, during the 2014 Quadrangular Series Final match against Australia 'A' Recalled to the India team for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe after his unremarkable ODI debut last year against Sri Lanka, Kedar Jadhav is one of those in the squad who have been given a precious chance to make a mark for the ODI national team – Harbhajan Singh, Manish Pandey, Sandeep Sharma, Murali

Delhi Daredevils allrounder Marcus Stoinis hits six sixes in an over
Delhi Daredevils allrounder Marcus Stoinis hits six sixes in an over

Stoinis joins elite company Delhi Daredevils’ Australian allrounder Marcus Stoinis has hit six sixes in an over in a club game, reports Cricket Australia. He achieved this rare feat against the National Indigenous Squad at Allan Border Field while representing the National Performance Squad in a 50 over match.  He scored 121 runs from just 73 deliveries and part-timer Brendan Smith was at the receiving end whe

Jul 9 2015
The road ahead for Yuvraj Singh, one of India's best loved
The road ahead for Yuvraj Singh, one of India's best loved

Yuvraj Singh The 33,000 crowd present at Wankhede were stunned by what they were witnessing. It was the fifth occasion in less than five minutes that Yuvraj Singh had slashed his bat hard at a Hardik Pandya delivery and connected with nothing but thin air. He had enough of this and was clearly embarrassed. To think of it, they were all deliveries that the Yuvraj of old would have dispatched over the deep mid-wicket fence or sent scurryi

Jun 16 2015
5 changes that should be introduced from IPL 2016
5 changes that should be introduced from IPL 2016

Times are changing rapidly and so is the game of cricket. With the focus shifting towards the shorter versions of the game, it is important for the game to constantly reinvent itself and become more entertaining. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is doing exactly that. It is a pioneer in domestic sport and is the most watched Twenty20 (T20) league in the world. Since its inception in 2008, the IPL has seen many changes to

Jun 7 2015
Top 10 South African players to have played in the IPL
Top 10 South African players to have played in the IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is rightly crowned as the most popular cricket league in the world with its ability to bring about ‘Unity in Diversity’. Whether it is Sachin Tendulkar or Chris Gayle or Shane Watson, the IPL enables these players to come together and play as a unit. With players from all leading cricketing nations playing in the IPL, the league has brought to the fore the budding stars of almost all these nations.

Jun 6 2015
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams

The recently concluded IPL-2015  encountered a rather one-sided final with giant killers, ‘Mumbai Indians’, after a sluggish start, going on to crush two-time champions and tournament favourites, ‘Chennai Super Kings’. The cash-rich league is never devoid of controversies and the latest one to hit is the change in retainment policy that is proposed, which could see the likes of M.S.Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Gau

Jun 1 2015
7 surprise performers of IPL 2015
7 surprise performers of IPL 2015

The 8th edition of the Indian Premiere League came to an end with the Mumbai Indians triumphing over the Chennai Super Kings in the final at the Eden Gardens. The tournament sprung up various surprises during the course of 46 action-packed days, and there was plenty of excitement to get the adrenaline levels soaring. While the likes of David Warner, Darren Bravo, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Rohit Sharma and Shane Watson were always ex

May 29 2015
5 Indian players who could not live up to their hype in the IPL
5 Indian players who could not live up to their hype in the IPL

India is a cricket frenzy nation where cricket is not just a sport, it is a religion. Here, cricketers are worshiped like Gods. Every other child in India wants to be a cricketer and play for the national team. In the pre-IPL era, it was to be done through a rather tough route of domestic cricket where years of consistency and perseverance would earn you the limelight and national call-ups. But ever since the IPL started in 2

May 28 2015
Not many chances came my way in Daredevils: Manoj Tiwary
Not many chances came my way in Daredevils: Manoj Tiwary

Manoj Tiwary Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary on Wednesday rued the lack of chances that came his way in the Indian Premier League (IPL) saying they were insufficient to earn a recall into the national outfit. "Not many chances came my way playing for the Delhi Daredevils' in the IPL. How do you expect me to be selected for the national squad?," Manoj told media persons. Manoj got to bat only twice for the

May 27 2015
Has the IPL lived up to its true purpose?
Has the IPL lived up to its true purpose?

The IPL needs to serve its true purpose The Indian Premier League has completed eight seasons now. In these eight years, the league has seen a lot of changes in the format, squads, as well as the strategies adopted by the teams. IPL has also grabbed a lot of attention due to wrong reasons with some players and officials being involved in fixing scandals. However, all these controversies helped the league grow and in-spite of contin

May 27 2015
IPL 2015: Best overseas XI
IPL 2015: Best overseas XI

The presence of several high-quality overseas players plays a crucial role in enriching the Indian Premier League (IPL). The involvement of overseas players not only improves the quality of cricket on view but also leads to young Indian players gaining the invaluable experience of playing alongside some of the best overseas cricketers in the world. International players take the competitiveness to a much higher level and ensure a very profes

May 26 2015
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