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Five surprising picks from the IPL auctions
Five surprising picks from the IPL auctions

Shane Watson was the most expensive buy of the 2016 IPL auction Road to the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League kick started with the 2016 IPL auctions that took place in Bengaluru last weekend in which nearly 94 players were brought by 8 franchises. Australian all-rounder Shane Watson fetched the highest bid as he was brought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for whopping 9.5 crores INR. Waston finishing as the auction’™s

Feb 11 2016
5 uncapped Indian players who did not justify their hefty price tags in the IPL
5 uncapped Indian players who did not justify their hefty price tags in the IPL

Uncapped players seem to have hit the jackpot in the IPL 9 auctions as they were purchased for huge winning bids. The most outrageous of them all was the price of Rs. 8.5 crores that the Delhi Daredevils dished out for Pawan Negi. Negi can be a valued asset to any side with his leg-break and power-hitting abilities but the sum paid for him, it has to be admitted, is outlandish. Interestingly, the last three auctions have displayed a tendency of

Feb 10 2016
Karun Nair hopeful of being reunited with Rahul Dravid at Delhi Daredevils
Karun Nair hopeful of being reunited with Rahul Dravid at Delhi Daredevils

Nair played for the Rajasthan Royals in the last two seasons of the IPL.Karun Nair, who was one of the most expensive Indian buys at the IPL auctions held on Saturday, said that he was excited to represent the Delhi Daredevils franchise who acquired his services for a price of INR 4 crore, Times of India reports.The 24-year-old is also hopeful that he would get to play under the mentorship of Rahul Dravid, who is being pursued by the Delhi f

Feb 7 2016
IPL Auction 2016: Players List, Date, Time, Where to watch
IPL Auction 2016: Players List, Date, Time, Where to watch

CaptionThe highly-anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the IPL 2016 edition is scheduled to be held on February 6, 2016, in Bangalore. 351 cricketers from all over the world will be closely following the auction and waiting to know which side they will be playing for in the ninth season of the IPL.Also Read: IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge pricesAfter the player draft and the trading window

Feb 5 2016
Tainted off-spinner Chandila to request BCCI to reconsider life ban
Tainted off-spinner Chandila to request BCCI to reconsider life ban

Ajit Chandila has pleaded his innocence vehementlyBanned Rajasthan Royals tweaker Ajit Chandila claimed innocence and said on Tuesday that he will request the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reconsider its decision.The former Rajasthan Royals player was on Monday banned for life by BCCI for his role in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. Chandila who was arrested by the police for spot-fixing during IPL matches in 2013 was ‘he

Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah punished with bans for IPL spot fixing case
Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah punished with bans for IPL spot fixing case

Chandila celebrating an IPL wicket with Rajasthan team mates including Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya RahaneAjit Chandila of Rajasthan Royals and Hiken Shah of Mumbai were handed a life ban and a five year ban respectively. Headed by BCCI president Shaskhank Manohar, a three member disciplinary committee of the BCCI awarded ban a ban to the two.Chandila was among the list of players who were allegedly charged for spot-fixing during the IPL along with p

Jan 18 2016
Rahul Dravid insists coaching youth was primary post-retirement goal
Rahul Dravid insists coaching youth was primary post-retirement goal

Rahul Dravid coaching the Indian under-19 teamFormer Indian Captain Rahul Dravid who is currently the head coach of India Under-19 and India ‘A' cricket team, stated that mentorship of young cricketers is the most pleasing of all the things he has done since his international retirement in 2012.In a recent interview the 42-year old said "It's been it a great journey - fun, exciting, and enjoyable. Of all the things I've don

Jan 6 2016
BCCI defers decision on Ajit Chandila, Hiken Shah & Asad Rauf until January 18
BCCI defers decision on Ajit Chandila, Hiken Shah & Asad Rauf until January 18

The BCCI heeded to Rauf’s request to grant him more time to respond to the charges raised against himThe disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) deferred its decision on cricketers Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah as well as former ICC umpire Asad Rauf in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal to January 18. The three-member committee comprising of board president Shashank Manohar, Jyotiraditya Scindia, th

Jan 6 2016
BCCI to decide fate of Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah on Tuesday
BCCI to decide fate of Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah on Tuesday

The BCCI had given the duo time until Monday to respond in writing to the charges raised against themThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to announce its decision regarding the future of tainted cricketers Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah on Tuesday, NDTV Sports reports. A decision is also expected on the course of action to be taken against former Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf who has also been charge sheeted in the IPL spot-fixing ca

Jan 5 2016
Reports: Gary Kirsten to make IPL comeback as Rajkot coach
Reports: Gary Kirsten to make IPL comeback as Rajkot coach

Gary Kirsten is set to make a return to the IPLGary Kirsten, who recently parted ways with Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils, is set to make a return to the IPL as newly-joined team, Rajkot. According to a report on Indian Express, the former Indian coach is in talks with the Intex-owned team from Rajkot.Kirsten, who has experience of working with Indian players Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, is reportedly Rajkot's first ch

Dec 28 2015
IPL Spot-fixing 2013: Judgement day for three accused on December 24
IPL Spot-fixing 2013: Judgement day for three accused on December 24

Ajit Chandila, one of the accused, might face a life ban after BCCI disciplinary committee verdict The disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), will meet on December 24 in Mumbai to decide the magnitude of punishment for the three accused- former cricketers Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah, and the former ICC umpire Asad Rauf- related to corrupt practices during the IPL spot-fixing scandal of 2013.

Dec 18 2015
Jadeja looking forward to facing off against Dhoni
Jadeja looking forward to facing off against Dhoni

Ravindra Jadeja won't be donning the yellow of CSK, at least for the next two years After the Indian Premier League (IPL) draft that was held on Tuesday, many former teammates will face off against each other as Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are suspended for the next two years. Pune and Rajkot, the two new franchises, made their first five respective picks from the two banned teams. Pune secured the services of Ind

Dec 17 2015
Will not lack in sportsman spirit when playing against MSD, says Suresh Raina
Will not lack in sportsman spirit when playing against MSD, says Suresh Raina

For the first time in nine years Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni will play against each other Suresh Raina, one of the most prolific and consistent performers during all eight seasons of IPL, will be pitted against his ex captain MS Dhoni in IPL 2016. Raina who never missed a single match for the Chennai Super Kings, will be seen playing for the Rajkot team next year, after CSK and Rajasthan Royals were both banned for two years. The tw

Dec 16 2015
5 CSK-RR players who will be in big demand during IPL auction 2016
5 CSK-RR players who will be in big demand during IPL auction 2016

The Indian Premier League (IPL) draft for the two new franchises, Pune and Rajkot took place in Mumbai earlier today and saw both franchises spend their allotment of Rs. 39 crore to buy five players for next year's IPL from a pool of 50. MS Dhoni was Pune's first pick, but there were also a few surprises during the draft. Although both franchises have another chance spending the remaining amount from their cap of Rs. 66 crore in February

Dec 15 2015
5 surprises from the IPL 2016 player draft
5 surprises from the IPL 2016 player draft

The Indian Premier League Players draft recently concluded in Mumbai. Both Pune and Rajkot franchises spent Rs. 39 crore each out of their cap of Rs. 66 crore to pick up five players each from a list of 50. The remaining will be used by them to buy players during the main auction in February, competing with the other 6 teams. After the conclusion of the Vivo IPL draft here is the list of players picked up by the two franchise

Dec 15 2015
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