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UBA India reveals plans for Season Two of the Pro basketball league
UBA India reveals plans for Season Two of the Pro basketball league

UBA India Pro Basketball League teams, Haryana Gold, Chennai Slam, Bengaluru Beast, Punjab Steelers, Delhi Capitals, Hyderabad Sky, Mumbai Challengers & Pune Peshwas.    Hyderabad: The Universal Basketball Alliance India Pvt. Ltd., today conducted a special press conference at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. The Universal Basketball Alliance, India had launched the first Pro Basketball league champio

Jul 29 2015
Golden State, Pune or Bengal Warriors - Which Warriors logo is most warlike?
Golden State, Pune or Bengal Warriors - Which Warriors logo is most warlike?

The Warriors – Golden State, Bengal and Pune The three Warriors in question here are from three different spectrum of sports. The Golden State Warriors just won the NBA Championship. They are warriors in every sense of the word, fighting tenaciously and living up to their nickname. But we aren't here to consider their sporting acumen. The criteria they are being judged upon is worthiness of the Warrior logo

Jul 21 2015
10 Indian cricketers who have been banned
10 Indian cricketers who have been banned

As corruption becomes more rampant in sports, the responsibility of keeping the game clean also keeps increasing for the concerned authorities. But it is not fair to point fingers at sports authorities all the time; one must acknowledge that it is also the responsibility of a player to not bring disrepute to the sports he represents and cherishes. The problems of betting and match-fixing are not new in cricket. The popularity of the sport,

Jul 20 2015
Why the next big thing in Indian cricket was forced to work on farms for a living
Why the next big thing in Indian cricket was forced to work on farms for a living

Yes, Kamran Khan did this to the great Jacques Kallis “It’s almost like they were waiting to see me fail”, said former IPL sensation Kamran Khan in an interview. Grown up bowling with a tennis ball in the dusty streets of Uttar Pradesh, Khan was lucky to be hand picked by RR support staff, now famous for unearthing hitherto unknown talent. Even before he got his first match, he was featuring in news as “Shane Wa

Jul 3 2015
Recapping all 13 hat-tricks in Indian Premier League history
Recapping all 13 hat-tricks in Indian Premier League history

Indian Premier League’s (IPL) 8th edition didn’t experience any hat-trick this time around. This season did see some terrific bowling performance by new and old bowlers, but no one could credit 3 consecutive wickets milestone in their pocket. So far, 13 hat-tricks have been taken in all the seasons. The IPL is associated with excitement because of the runs that get hammered by nearly all batsmen, but it has also g

5 players who have struggled after changing teams in the IPL
5 players who have struggled after changing teams in the IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL), for a handful number of players, might have been the platform that kickstarted their career. But on the other side of the coin, there are many who slowly started fading away after starting off impressively. Their IPL career started off on a high note but once the life of caravans got them, misfortune jumped in too. They started playing for different teams but their performances started growing antonymou

May 5 2015
10 most embarrassing IPL records
10 most embarrassing IPL records

Although the Indian Premier League (IPL) is only in its eighth edition, there have already been plenty of records created. While some, like Chris Gayle's majestic 175* can be held aloft proudly, others like Graeme Smith's record is best buried in a deep, dark place, never to be found by anyone again. Over the course of this article, you will uncover those records that many players wish they didn't have to their name. The only crumb o

Apr 24 2015
IPL: Top 5 forgotten heroes
IPL: Top 5 forgotten heroes

The trend of one-season wonders emerging out of the blue only to fade away soon after has been one of the chief reasons behind all the critical bashing the IPL ever since its inception. However, among the plethora of Fool’s Gold, lay a handful of genuine performers whose sustained brilliance across seasons shot their prices up during auctions and made them inevitable faction of their respective franchises. However, these laudable cricketer

Apr 19 2015
6 players who have played for most franchises in the IPL
6 players who have played for most franchises in the IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has successfully entered into its eighth season and has offered the viewers plenty of entertainment to cherish. IPL follows the method of auctions to trade the available players and the management welcomes bidding from all the franchises present. It is this auction that decides a player’s fate as to which franchise he would play for that season or how long he’s bound to play for them. Sometimes players

Apr 17 2015
5 most expensive IPL flops
5 most expensive IPL flops

It is said that money alone can’t buy happiness. Rightly so, money can’t guarantee success either. Just ask the cash-rich Indian Premier League franchisees over the years who have gone on to splurge ridiculous amounts of money to what they thought were gold-mines. The IPL auctions have always sprung up surprises. Sometimes an unknown player goes for a humongous amount and sometimes an international player with proven track recor

Apr 16 2015
Steven Smith credits IPL for international success
Steven Smith credits IPL for international success

Pune Warriors batsman Steven Smith plays a shot during the IPL Twenty20 match between Rajasthan Royals and Pune Warriors in 2012 Stand-in Test captain Steven Smith is widely seen as the face of Australian cricket’s future after his sterling showings in recent months. In fact, his country’s middle order has become so dependant on him in such a short span of time that he was awarded the ODI and Test Player of t

Feb 1 2015
Stats: Batsmen dismissed for obstructing the field in T20s
Stats: Batsmen dismissed for obstructing the field in T20s

Yusuf Pathan  There are only 5 batsmen who have been dismissed for obstructing the field in the history of Twenty20 cricket. India’s Yusuf Pathan was given out for trying to intentionally block a throw from a fielder, which would have otherwise maximised his chances of getting out, while representing Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League against the now defunct Pune Warriors in 2013.  Pla

Jul 10 2014
Stats: Most runs conceded by a bowler in IPL (in an innings)
Stats: Most runs conceded by a bowler in IPL (in an innings)

Ishant Sharma holds the dubious record of conceding most runs by a bowler in IPL. It isn’t a surprise for those who have been following his career, and to make matters worse, all the top 5 on this list are Indian bowlers. Here’s the list: Ishant Sharma bowling for the now defunct Deccan Chargers Player Overs Runs Opposition Year Ishant Sharma (SRH) 4 66 CSK 2013 Umesh Yadav (DD)

May 21 2014
Top 10 successful captains in IPL
Top 10 successful captains in IPL

Leading a team is not an easy job. It requires a lot of patience, understanding and compassion. The same job becomes more difficult when a team comprises of players from different countries who have different approaches to the same game. The role of a captain in a tournament such as the IPL then becomes one that deserves enormous respect. Here is a list of 10 most successful IPL captains based on their winning percentage. Quite predi

Apr 26 2014
Worst final overs bowled in the IPL
Worst final overs bowled in the IPL

Here are the four worst last overs bowled in different editions of the IPL.

Mar 17 2014
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