April 30, 2010'Modi agrees to return IPL documents to BCCI'
Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has agreed to hand over the documents related to franchise bids and media rights of the Twenty20 league, which the BCCI had sought for.
Why Raj Kundra has no stake in Rajasthan Royals
Raj Kundra's stake in the franchise is legally questionable. The Income Tax department and Enforcement Directorate – the two agencies investigating the Indian Premier League franchisees -- have come across a web of transactions that violated FIPB and RBI guidelines.
Lalit Modi on underworld hit list: Police
Former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi, who is under the scanner of the Income Tax department for suspected financial irregularities in the bidding process of the Twenty20 extravaganza, faces a death threat, as the underworld is allegedly conspiring to bump him off, the police said on Friday.
Younis demands public hearing of his appeal
Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan on Friday called for a quick resolution to his appeal against the indefinite ban imposed on him by the PCB.
PCB considering Afridi for Test captaincy
After making him captain of their Twenty20 team, Pakistan Cricket Board may anoint Shahid Afridi as skipper of the Test team as well.
Depleted Pakistan face plucky Bangladesh in opener
Smarting from an embarrassing defeat to Zimbabwe in a warm-up match, defending champions Pakistan will have to quickly get their act together as they have a tricky opener against Bangladesh in the Twenty20 World Cup in St Lucia on Saturday.
Pak, SA set to play Test series in UAE
The Pakistan Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa have reached an agreement to play a Test and ODI series in the UAE in October this year.
Now, a mango named after Sachin
In a unique way of paying tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, a new variety of mango has been named after the Indian batting icon. Kalimullah Khan, an elderly farmer from Malihabad in Lucknow district of Uttar Pradesh, came up with a noble way to salute the highest run accumulator in Tests and One-Day Internationals.
India wary of unheralded Afghanistan
Considering there is very little room for error in the slam-bang format of the game, India will have to be at their best to avoid the ignominy of being beaten by the minnows of international cricket.
Zimbabwe stun defending champs Pakistan
Zimbabwe beat the defending champions by 12 runs in their second practice match ahead of the T20 World Championship.
Nari Contractor 'stumped' by IPL 'fake ticket'
Former India skipper Nari Contractor, who had to return home after being stopped at the gate of the D Y Patil Stadium last Sunday for not carrying a valid ticket for the IPL final, said he was flummoxed by the incident, and wondered how the ticket issuing authority erred.
We will surprise India, says Afghanistan coach
Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan says his team is unperturbed by India's reputation and will exploit the surprise element to beat Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men in their Twenty20 World Cup opener on Saturday.
Gibbs ready to swap any honour for WT20 crown
South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs desperately wants to win the ICC Twenty20 World Cup. He says he is ready to exchange any individual honour of his career for a victory in the Caribbeans.
MCA to raise invalid IPL ticket issue at BCCI meet
The Mumbai Cricket Association will raise the issue of humiliation inflicted on former India captain Nari Contractor at this season's IPL final at the upcoming BCCI working committee. Contractor returned to his South Mumbai home without witnessing the IPL final on April 25 at the D Y Patil stadium, as the ticket he carried was declared invalid.
Inzamam tips Pakistan to defend WT20 title
Pakistan's former captain Inzamam-ul Haq has tipped Pakistan to successfully defend its title and win the World Twenty20 Cup in the West Indies that starts on Friday. South Africa and India, he said, are the greatest threats to Pakistan's ambitions.
Corruption concerns surface in Twenty20 game
A police investigation into suspected 'match irregularities' at Essex county cricket club has stirred unwelcome memories of the match-fixing scandal which rocked the sport a decade ago. The investigation follows rumours of match-fixing in the second Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament staged in South Africa last year and was announced shortly before the third Twenty20 World Cup opens in the Caribbean on Friday.
April 29, 2010Afghanistan stun Ireland in WT20 warm-up
Debutants Afghanistan made an impressive start to their World Twenty20 campaign, beating Ireland by five wickets in a warm-up match in Guyana on Wednesday.
India won't take Afghanistan lightly: Dhoni
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday warned his team-mates against taking unheralded Afghanistan lightly in their Twenty20 World Cup opening match to be played in St Lucia on Saturday, saying any slip-up against them can put his side out of contention for super eights.
Spinners to take centre stage at World T20
In the Caribbean islands which spawned a conveyor belt of intimidating pacemen in the 1970s and 1980s, spin is poised to dominate the World T20.
Warne backs India, Pakistan to win T20 WC
Australian spin legend Shane Warne has tipped India and Pakistan as the favourites to win the third-edition of the Twenty20 World Cup starting in West Indies on Friday.
'Lee can recuperate in five weeks time'
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee is 'gutted' by his latest injury which ruled him out of the Twenty20 World Cup but it is unlikely to end his international career, Cricket Australia's physiotherapist said.
Antigua set to host cricket after 1 year ban
The ICC has cleared the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua to host international cricket after it passed an inspection by the governing body following a 12-month suspension.
ICC approves Harris as replacement for Lee
The event technical committee of the Twenty20 World Cup has approved Ryan Harris as replacement for injured Brett Lee in the Australian squad for the tournament which begins in the Caribbean on Friday.
Confident Gayle believes Windies can win T20 WC
Home advantage and the return of Jerome Taylor and Ramnaresh Sarwan have made West Indies a balanced side and a team to beat in the Twenty20 World Cup beginning in Guyana from Friday, captain Chris Gayle said on Wednesday.
'IPL was attempting to become bigger than cricket'
A critic of the event since its inception, former England captain Nasser Hussain has once again lashed out at the IPL and said the recent controversy surrounding the league has proved that no tournament was bigger than the game.
April 28, 2010Surrey's Nel banned for dissent
Former South Africa pace bowler Andre Nel will sit out Surrey's next two games after being suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday. Nel received the automatic ban after showing dissent at an umpire's decision during Sunday's one-day match against Lancashire.
Ryan Harris to replace Brett Lee
Cricket Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) on Wednesday announced Queensland fast bowler Ryan Harris will replace the injured Brett Lee in Australia's 15-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 following confirmation from the ICC's event technical committee.
Modi in Delhi to consult lawyers?
Suspended Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday amid speculation that he is set to take legal action against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for ousting him for alleged financial bungling.
No Australian involved in match fixing: Warne
Former Australian legend and Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne has strongly denied reports of involvement of a famous Australian cricketer in alleged fixing of Indian Premier League matches played in South Africa last year.
Zimbabwe shock Australia in T20 World Cup warm-up
Zimbabwe shocked favourites Australia with a stunning one-run win in their opening World Twenty20 warm-up match in St Lucia on Tuesday.
IPL will now be managed professionally: Shetty
The success of the IPL was not because of Lalit Modi alone, according to a top BCCI official, who reckons the Twenty20 league will continue to flourish without the suspended Commissioner as cricket sells itself in India.
Brett Lee ruled out of T20 World Cup
Australia's campaign at the Twenty20 World Cup suffered a jolt on Wednesday as pacer Brett Lee was ruled out of the elite event after injuring his bowling arm. Lee suffered the injury during the Tuesday's lost warm-up game against minnows Zimbabwe.
'IPL as a brand can survive on its own'
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today sought to steer clear of the raging IPL controversy but said the high-profile Twenty20 league has the capability to survive on its own.
'Gavaskar or Shastri should have replaced Modi'
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Wednesday asked the BCCI as to why cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri or Ajit Wadekar were not considered to replace ousted IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.
Shoaib confident of removal of PCB ban
Desperate to wear Pakistan colours again, former captain Shoaib Malik said he is confident that the 12-month ban imposed on him by the Cricket Board (PCB) will be removed by the appeals judge.
April 27, 2010T20 WC: Dhoni, Kirsten optimistic of good showing
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insisted that the scheduling of the hectic Indian Premier League just before the Twenty20 World Cup will have no bearing on his team's chances in the event, beginning April 30.
Modi's downfall will not be mourned: British media
The British media on Tuesday acknowledged that suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi realised Twenty20's potential in a huge and growing Indian market but said his downfall will not be mourned.
A bigger, better, transparent IPL next year: Amin
Indian Premier League's interim chief Chirayu Amin on Tuesday said efforts are on to clean up the scandal-hit Twenty20 event and promised a "bigger, better and transparent" IPL next year.
Don't quit, KK Modi tells son Lalit
Contrary to reports of strained relations between them, industrialist K K Modi on Tuesday extended financial support to his son, suspended Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi, although he said the problems were not unexpected.
RoC issues notices to SRK, Gauri
Actor Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri, who promote IPL franchise Kolkata Kinght Riders, and Jaipur IPL Cricket that promotes Rajasthan Royals have been issued show-cause notices for alleged violation of the Companies Act.
'Governing Council also responsible for IPL mess'
Lalit Modi is not solely responsible for the mess that the IPL finds itself in and the Governing Council should also be held responsible for the financial scandal that has rocked the event, former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar said on Tuesday.
BCCI yet to log off Modi from IPL website!
BCCI may have suspended Lalit Modi as IPL Commissioner, but the suave former chief of Twenty20 extravaganza can still be seen smiling on the website of Indian Premier League.
Warne not in favour of retaining players
Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne is not in favour of IPL franchisees retaining any player for the next season.
'Bid was transparent and in compliance with norms'
Stung by allegations of irregularities in their initial bid, Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday
Afghans aiming to upset heroes at World Twenty20
Afghanistan will be going to the World Twenty20 in West Indies to do more than just meet their heroes -- they want to beat them, teenage wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad warned. The Afghans, who qualified for their first major ICC tournament earlier this month, have been drawn with the current top two Test-playing nations, India and South Africa, for the first round of the April 30-May 16 tournament.
South Africa wary of Afghanistan banana skin
Afghanistan, who have honed their cricket skills in a warzone, may pose more of a threat to South Africa's hopes of winning the Twenty20 World Cup than the leading nations, captain Graeme Smith said.
IPL can survive without Modi, says Clarke
Australia Twenty20 skipper Michael Clarke hopes that the Indian Premier League can survive Monday's dramatic suspension of Lalit Modi by the BCCI, after allegations of corruption and match-fixing surfaced.
ICC's anti-corruption, security unit chief resigns
The chief investigator of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption and security unit, Ravi Sawani, has resigned as the game confronts its most serious integrity issue in a decade.
Let ICC supervise IPL from now on: Miandad
Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad is not surprised by the mess the Indian Premier League finds itself in and wants the International Cricket Council to 'supervise' its organisation in future.
Pak team balanced enough to defend title: Afridi
Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi believes the national team is balanced enough to defend their Twenty20 World Cup title in the West Indies, despite the absence of their most experienced fast bowler, Umar Gul.
'Original copies of some IPL contracts with Modi'
BCCI CAO Ratnakar Shetty said suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi did not provide the Board with original papers of some of the contracts, including those of three losing bids in the inaugural IPL and media rights deal with Multi Screen Media.
April 26, 2010'IPL franchises defaulted in paying TDS returns'
The Income Tax department has claimed to have found defaults in the payment of TDS returns by the IPL franchises to various service providers in its ongoing probe into the tournament's finances.
Bindra backs Modi at IPL GC meeting
Punjab Cricket Association President I S Bindra was the lone member to support the embattled Lalit Modi when the governing council met on Monday to decide the future course of action in the wake of the raging IPL controversy.
Modi maintains he is still IPL chairman
A combative Lalit Modi on Monday sought to put up a brave face after being suspended as chairman of the Indian Premier League, maintaining he is still the boss of the Twenty20 league and merely relieved of his post for the time being. In what appeared to be a veiled threat, Modi broke his silence since his late night suspension with yet another tweet that has been his mode of communication of late.
Lalit Modi's successor is his exact opposite
It is a little amusing to know that Chirayu Amin, the newly-appointed interim chief of the Indian Premier League, enjoys an image that is in total contract to that of his predecessor, Lalit Modi, in public life
After Modi, IPL CEO Raman faces the heat
Lalit Modi is out. And, judging from what Shashank Manohar had to say about Sundar Raman, the Indian Premier League CEO's head too could soon on be the chopping block.
'Amin is an excellent man and administrator'
Former India wicketkeeper and chairman of selectors Kiran More says the IPL will benefit from Chirayu Ramanbhai Amin's undoubted administrative skills.
Amin gets ready to clean up IPL
Newly-appointed IPL commissioner Chirayu Amin on Monday said his immediate priority is to clean up the Twenty20 league, which has been rattled by a massive financial scandal.
BCCI chief Shashank Manohar's statement
Board of Control for Cricket India president Shashank Manohar's statement after the IPL Governing Council meeting in Mumbai on Monday.
Chirayu Amin is IPL interim commissioner
Baroda Cricket Association chief Chirayu Amin is the Indian Premier League's new commissioner. The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday said Amin, who is also one of its vice-presidents and a governing council member of the Twenty20 league, will be the IPL's interim commissioner.
IPL Governing Council meeting starts
The crucial IPL Governing Council meeting began in Mumbai on Monday, barely hours after the BCCI suspended Lalit Modi as the chairman and commissioner of the high-profile Twenty20 event.
BCCI suspends IPL commissioner Lalit Modi
On a day of fast-paced developments, the BCCI acted swiftly to suspend him giving 15 days time to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against him after he made a surprise announcement that he would participate and chair the meeting of the IPL's Governing Council on Monday morning.
IPL is clean and transparent: Lalit Modi
In an apparent attack on his detractors, IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said all decisions regarding the league in all its three editions were taken by the Governing Council and approved by the General Body. Against the backdrop of allegations of financial wrong-doings in the IPL, he also said the IPL is clean and transparent.
In Raina Chennai trusted
Suresh Raina was without doubt the most impressive performer in the IPL III final.
April 25, 2010A confident Modi talks about next IPL season
The sword of ouster is hanging over his head but IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi put up a brave face and spoke about a brand new auction for next season.
South Africa to host Champions League Twenty20
He was not a part of the meeting that made the decision but that has not stopped the Champions League Governing Council to quote under-fire chairman Lalit Modi while announcing on Sunday that the Twenty20 tournament would be held in South Africa this year.
Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai to win IPL III
Chennai Super Kings walloped Mumbai Indians by 22 runs in the final at the DY Patil Stadium in Nerul on Sunday to become the champions of the third edition of Indian Premier League.
Complain in writing and with proof: Modi's agenda
IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Sunday circulated the agenda for Monday's Governing Council meeting, asking the members to give their complaints against him in writing and with supporting documents.
Why Shoaib sought Rs 35 million for rights?
Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik has reportedly demanded a whopping Rs 35 million for the rights to cover his reception and walima ceremony in his hometown Sialkot after his wedding to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.
Modi to attend IPL governing council meeting
Ending the suspense over his attendance, IPL Chairman Lalit Modi on Sunday said he would be present at Monday's Governing Council meeting.
Sehwag inspires Warner to give Test cricket a shot
Swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag has inspired Australian big-hitter David Warner, who is considered a Twenty20 specialist, to think of a Test future.
Modi faces the axe at Governing Council meeting
Knives are out for Lalit Modi and the IPL Governing Council is set to sack him as chairman in a potentially volatile meeting on Monday after being rattled by Indian cricket's biggest financial scandal in recent memory.
April 24, 2010Kumble's Jumbo show leaves Deccan numbed
Once again Anil Kumble proved that whatever be the format, he still reigns as one of the top spinners in the world. He took a four-wicket haul to help Royal Challengers Bangalore thump Deccan Chargers and finish third in the Indian Premier League, which also saw them qualify for the Champions League Twenty20.
Sahara Pune Warriors is the name of new IPL team
The new IPL team of the Sahara India will be known as 'Sahara Pune Warriors' as the corporate house unveiled the name and logo of its franchise at a grand ceremony in Pune on Saturday.
Bangalore crush Deccan to finish third
Royal Challengers Bangalore ended their campaign on a high, crushing Deccan Chargers by nine wickets in the third place play-off match in the Indian Premier League in Mumbai, on Saturday. Chasing 83 for victory, Bangalore cruised to 86 for one in 13.5 overs to win with 37 deliveries to spare and seal a place in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.
'I hope Sachin gets fit to play IPL final'
Former India coach John Wright wished iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar happy birthday and also hoped timely recovery from his finger injury before the Indian Premier League final on Sunday.
Tendulkar ushers in 37th birthday with Ambanis
Sachin Tendulkar ushered in his 37th birthday in the company of his wife Anjali, Mumbai Indians IPL franchise owners Mukesh and Nita Ambani and his team mates at a private function in Mumbai on Friday night.
I won't resign, let them sack me: Modi
Taking a confrontational stand, a defiant Lalit Modi on Saturday refused to resign from his post of Indian Premier League commissioner and dared the Board of Control for Cricket in India to sack him. Modi said he is being pressurised to quit his position but insisted that will fight his case to the hilt.
Modi makes emotional address at IPL awards
Beleaguered Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi made an emotional speech at the Twenty20 Leagues' inaugural awards function in which he thanked Board of Control for Cricket in India, among others, for making his seven-year-old dream come true.
IPL team owners bat for embattled Modi
With knives out against Lalit Modi, a host of owners of Indian Premier League franchises, including Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, on Saturday came out in support of the beleaguered Twenty20 league commissioner.
I'm short on confidence: Yuvraj
Out of form Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh conceded he is short on confidence and is not at the peak of his fitness.
BCCI mulling to form sub-committee to run IPL
Under-fire from all quarters in the wake of Lalit Modi's alleged financial irregularities in the running of the Indian Premier League, the BCCI is planning to form a small sub-committee to run the Twenty20 league in future, according to sources.
BCCI not to change date of crucial meet
The Board of Control for Cricket in India top brass is in no mood to consider embattled Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi's plea to defer the Governing Council meeting by five days and made it clear that it will go ahead as per schedule.
Give Modi a chance to defend himself: Mallya
Royal Challenger Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya on Saturday threw his weight behind beleaguered Lalit Modi, and said the Indian Premier League commissioner should be given a chance to defend himself in the wake of the raging controversy.
Tendulkar best batsman, Ojha best bowler
Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar was named best batsman while Deccan Chargers' Pragyan Ojha bagged the best bowler honour at a glitzy IPL Awards Night in Mumbai on Friday.
April 23, 2010IT summons: BCCI officials submit IPL documents
Responding to the Income Tax department's summons, the BCCI on Friday furnished before it complete details, including share holding pattern, player auction and bidding process of all eight original Indian Premier League franchisees.
IT gets expenses report of IPL-2 from SA
The Income Tax department probing alleged irregularities in the funding and bidding of Indian Premier League franchisees has received reports relating to expenses incurred by franchisees in South Africa where the second edition of the T20 tournament took place last year.
I worked for 5 years, give me 5 days: Modi to BCCI
Embattled Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Friday to give him just five days to prepare his reply to all questions and said he is unlikely to move court against the IPL's governing council meeting on April 26. 'I have worked for you for five years... Give me just five days to prepare answers to all the questions,' Modi communicated to BCCI, sources close to him said.
Wisdom should prevail on Modi, says Shukla
Amid increasing attack on Lalit Modi, a member of the Indian Premier League Governing Council on Friday gave enough hints to its commissioner that he should quit. Shukla, who briefed Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on the ongoing IPL controversy earlier in the day, asserted that the Governing Council will meet on April 26 as scheduled.
Poorna Patel did not leak any e-mail: IPL
Indian Premier League authorities on Friday dismissed media reports that Poorna Patel, IPL Hospitality Manager and daughter of Civil Aviation minister Praful Patel, leaked a confidential e-mail from the league's COO Sundar Raman's office.
India will miss Uthappa at T20 World Cup: Jennings
Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Ray Jennigs on Friday expressed his surprise over the selectors' decision to leave out hard-hitting batsman Robin Uthappa from the Indian squad for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup.
I-T issues notices to Knight Riders, Gameplan
The Income Tax department has issued notices to Knight Riders Sports Private Limited and Gameplan Sports to appear before it in connection with the recent search operations at the offices of the two entities.
'I wanted to leave India after Bangalore blasts'
He was not even in Bangalore when two bombs went off minutes before an IPL match in the south Indian city, but Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Shane Bond was so rattled when he heard of the incident that he just wanted to get out of India.
IPL, Modi and Power Games: What media says
The IPL scandal has hit the roof. The media is abuzz with murky and mucky stories. Every day, a new scnadal comes tumbling out. Here we compile some major reports on the IPL tamasha.
Former BCCI chief Muthiah challenges HC order
Former BCCI president A C Muthiah on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Madras High Court's order upholding the validity of the amendment by the cricketing body in its regulations to exclude IPL and T20 tournaments from its purview.
Pak look to bury ghost of 2007 to defend T20 title
They have some horrible memories from their last tour to the West Indies but Pakistani players say when they will land in the Caribbean for the Twenty20 World Cup they will have nothing but cricket on mind.
Now, WSG denies taking bribe for IPL rights
World Sports Group (WSG) in a statement on Friday denied reports of receiving any kickbacks for IPL braodcast rights and slammed media reports for making such allegations, terming them as 'unfounded'.
BCCI bigwigs set to skip IPL Awards Night
BCCI bigwigs are set to give it a miss in the wake of the spat with Lalit Modi but the inaugural Indian Premier League awards still promise to be a glitzy affair.
IPL booked for breaching noise pollution norms
A case was registered against IPL organisers for allegedly violating noise pollution norms during the semi-final match played at D Y Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai on Thursday, police said.
WSG head admits receiving bribe for IPL TV rights
Venu Nair, World Sports Group (WSG) has reportedly told IT officials on Friday that Multi-Screen Media (MSM) did pay WSG Rs 225 crore or $80 million as kickbacks for IPL telecast rights.
Dalmiya seeks time to prove innocence in IPL mess
Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Thursday hit back at allegations of dubious source of money received by CAB for hosting seven matches of Kolkata Knight Riders saying 'when you get monthly salary from your employers do you question where they got the money from?'
Muthiah demands inquiry into IPL fixing charges
Former cricket board president A C Muthiah on Thursday said the BCCI has become 'Business Control for Cricket in India' due to 'inefficient management' and sought a full-fledged inquiry into allegations surrounding the Indian Premier League.
'Found evidence of facilitation fee for TV rights'
The Income Tax department probing alleged irregular transactions in the IPL has got "convincing evidence" of payment of "facilitation fee" to World Sports Group (WSG) by Multi-Screen Media (MSM) for acquiring T20 league's telecast rights, a senior officer said in Mumbai on Thursday.
We will overcome ongoing IPL crisis: Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar feels the hurdles confronting Indian cricket will be overcome and that the sport is strong enough to see through the rough patch.
Modi seeks injunction against Apr 26 meeting
The war in the Cricket Board intensified on Thursday with Lalit Modi planning to move court against the Governing Council meeting that may oust him from the post of IPL Commissioner as BCCI accused him of hiding details of stakeholding by his relatives in franchises.
Sunanda says she helped IPL Kochi raise money
Sunanda Pushkar, whose links with Shashi Tharoor and IPL Kochi triggered a big controversy, admitted she has helped the franchise to raise a lot of money but denied acting as his proxy in getting sweat equity worth Rs.70 crore.
April 22, 2010Bollinger swings it Chennai's way
A superb spell of bowling by Doug Bollinger helped Chennai Super Kings crush Deccan Chargers and romp into the final of the Indian Premier League. Australia's left-arm pacer came with up a remarkable spell of four for 13 to bowl out Deccan for 104 in 19.2 overs for a comprehensive 38-run victory.
Bollinger powers Chennai into final
Doug Bollinger claimed four wickets to help Chennai Super Kings crush Deccan Chargers by 38 runs in the second semi-final of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai, on Thursday. Bollinger registered splendid figures of four for 13 in four overs to skittle out the defending champions for a paltry 104 in 19.2 overs and set up a meeting with Mumbai Indians in Sunday's final.
IPL, Modi and Power Games: What the media says
What media says about the IPL drama.
HC seeks income details of IPL ties in Maharashtra
Seeking to know whether the Indian Premier League is a "profiteering" venture, the Bombay high court on Thursday asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India and IPL to give information on the income generated from the Twenty20 matches that were played in Maharashtra.
GMR deny IT raid at its Delhi office
The Income Tax department on Thursday carried out a raid at the Delhi Daredevil office owned by conglomerate GMR in connection with the IPL probe.
ED questions Lalit Modi, takes him to MI office
IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi was questioned by IT and Enforcement Directorate officials on Thursday.
IPL controversy: Supriya says family being defamed
NCP chief Sharad Pawar's daughter and MP Supriya Sule on Wednesday said her husband and his family were being defamed by some people in connection with the IPL controversy and that he will be taking legal action in this regard.
IT officials raid Sahara head office in Lucknow
Income Tax department raided office of the Sahara Group, owner of IPL's Pune team, at Aliganj in Lucknow on Thursday.
'Unlucky' Lee satisfied with IPL performance
Injury-hit pacer Brett Lee, who was declared fit to play in the Twenty20 World Cup, is satisfied with his bowling performance during the Indian Premier League.
Modi's big IPL dream turns into ugly scam
With its cocktail of celebrities and cheerleaders, the Indian Premier League's dizzy rise to become cricket's richest tournament is under threat, illustrating how politics and business don't mix.
Former BCCI chief sues CSK's Srinivasan
Former BCCI president AC Muthiah on Thursday said board secretary N Srinivasan, who is also the owner of Chennai Super Kings, has no right to convene the IPL Governing Council meeting on April 26 as there is conflict of interest in his position.
BCCI slams Modi, to hold meeting as scheduled
The BCCI on Thursday rejected embattled Lalit Modi's contention that the April 26 IPL Governing Council meeting was illegal and made it clear that it would go ahead with the meeting as per schedule.
Found documents to nail KKR, say IT officials
Income Tax officials probing alleged financial irregularities in the cash-rich IPL on Thursday claimed to have found some "incriminating" documents during searches at the offices of Kolkata Knight Riders and Cricket Association of Bengal.
Court issues notice to owners of Kings XI Punjab
A court in Chandigarh on Wednesday issued notice to co-owners of Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab, including Bollywood actress Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia, on a suit accusing the Mohali franchise of not filing balance sheets and annual returns.
Bengal Sports Minister calls for ban on IPL
IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament should be banned if malpractices and irregularities in it cannot be controlled, West Bengal Sports Minister Kanti Ganguly said on Wednesday.
'IT sleuths wanted info on IPL-related contracts'
Income Tax sleuths on Wednesday sought information from World Sports Group (WSG) in relation to matters concerning BCCI and IPL, WSG said.
Modi not to attend 'unauthorised' meeting
A defiant Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi on Wednesday made it clear that he will not attend the April 26 IPL Governing Council meeting convened apparently to decide his fate, saying he considers it 'unauthorised'.
Betting rampant on Modi-backed online portal
Punters have been given the opportunity to bet online on the semi-finals being played at Mumbai on a website owned by IPL's official digital media parter Global Cricket Ventures.
I have no investments in IPL Kochi deal: Gaikwad
Shailendra Gaikwad, the sacked CEO of Rendezvous Consortium that won the IPL's Kochi franchise, on Wednesday said he had not invested in the venture and was connected with the team only on an administrative level.
'Why didn't Modi disclose IPL ownership in 3 yrs'
BCCI president Shashank Manohar on Wednesday made light of IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi's move for disclosing the ownership pattern of IPL franchisees, wondering what was he doing for the last three years.
The Pollard(isation) of Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians paid a bomb to acquire his services. And Kieron Pollard is now returning the favour with a string of inspiring efforts both with the bat and ball.
April 21, 2010Mumbai thrash Bangalore to book final berth
Mumbai Indians thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs in their Indian Premier League semi-final at the DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday to secure their place in the title round.
Income Tax raids on offices of IPL franchisees
In nation-wide raids on Wednesday, Income Tax sleuths swooped down on offices of Indian Premier League franchisees Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers and Kings XI, and companies handling broadcast rights of the cash-rich cricket League.
IPL, Modi and Power Games: What media says
What media says about the IPL drama.
ICC to airlift teams to Twenty20 World Cup
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said it was preparing to fly teams participating in the Twenty20 World Cup starting next week directly from Dubai to the West Indies.
Asif fails to get PCB nod for Notts stint
The Pakistan Cricket Board has stopped pacer Mohammad Asif from signing up for a short stint with English county Nottinghamshire, telling him to focus on national assignments instead. PCB sources said Asif had approached chairman Ejaz Butt for permission to sign the contract but was told to focus on his career with Pakistan.
Rajiv Shukla meets PM over IPL row
With the controversy over IPL raging, BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday.
Modi's guards in the dock after attacking scribes
Maharashtra government will file cases against the security guards of embattled IPL commissioner Lalit Modi for physically assaulting journalists, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan told the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.
'An overwhelming majority in BCCI wants Modi out'
A senior functionary from India's cricketing world told rediff.com, "We have an overwhelming majority within the BCCI who wants Lalit Modi to resign. I repeat, an overwhelming majority within BCCI wants Modi to go because of the corruption charges that have come to light recently."
I-T officials search IPL agencies MSM, WSG
The Income Tax Department on Wednesday searched the premises of companies associated with the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the wake of allegations that telecasting agency Multi Screen Media had paid a facilitation fee of $80 million to marketing agency World Sports Group.
BCCI responsible for IPL controversy: Muthiah
Holding the Board of Control for Cricket in India responsible for all the mess that IPL is in, former BCCI president AC Muthiah demanded that all the officials having a stake in the IPL franchisees, should no more be a part of the Board.
Ban IPL to save cricket: Bal Thackeray
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray demanded a ban on the controversial Indian Premier League (IPL) "to save cricket".
Shilpa Shetty backs Lalit Modi in IPL row
Lalit Modi, under the Income Tax department's scanner for financial irregularities, continues to get the backing of the IPL franchise owners with Rajasthan Royals co-owner Shilpa Shetty defending the event's embattled Commissioner.
April 20, 2010IPL's best batsmen, bowlers and fielders
A look at the best batsmen, bowlers and fielders in the third edition of the Indian Premier League at the end of the league stage.
2011 WC prize-money raised to US $10m
The International Cricket Council on Tuesday raised the prize-money for the 2011 World Cup, to be held in the Indian subcontinent, to a whopping US $10 million in order to underline the importance of its flagship tournament.
There's nothing to worry about, says Modi
Under-fire IPL commissioner Lalit Modi parried questions about his impending resignation, saying the matter will be discussed and a unanimous decision taken at the upcoming Governing Council meeting on April 26.
Sehwag out of T20 WC, Vijay named as replacement
Virender Sehwag been ruled out of the ICC T20 World Cup.
PIL seeks inquiry into IPL malpractices
A public interest litigation seeking direction to initiate an inquiry into money laundering and match-fixing in the Indian Premier League was filed in the Karnataka high court on Tuesday.
Hyderabad court returns Shoaib's passport
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik on Tuesday got back his passport which was in possession of a local court for about a fortnight after a cheating case was registered against him by his now divorced wife Ayesha Siddiqui.
'IPL Governing Council will decide Modi's fate'
After Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar met Sharad Pawar on Tuesday, it became more than clear that IPL commissioner and chairman Lalit Modi will have to go. Pawar said a final decision will be taken after the Governing Council meets on April 26.
My family has nothing to do with IPL: Supriya Sule
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule sprang to her family's defence, saying none of her relatives has anything to do with any of the Indian Premier League franchises.
'Shifting of IPL semi-finals venue comforting'
Australian Cricketers' Association boss Paul Marsh has said that the shifting of the IPL semi-finals venue was really comforting in the wake of two crude bomb blasts outside Bangalore's Chinnawamy Stadium on Saturday.
No hidden stake in Rajasthan Royals: Manoj Badale
Rajasthan Royals chairman Manoj Badale on Tuesday said that there was no hidden stake in the Jaipur-based franchise in which IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi's brother-in-law has significant share of the ownership.
Lalit Modi to resign after IPL 3 final?
Lalit Modi is likely to quit as IPL commissioner and chairman after the tournament final this weekend.
BCCI chief arrives in Capital, to meet Pawar soon
BCCI President Shashank Manohar on Tuesday flew into the capital to hold discussions with former cricket board chief Sharad Pawar in the wake of the ragging controversy surrounding the cash-awash Indian Premier League.
'IPL would continue to flourish sans Modi'
The crisis over the Indian Premier League notwithstanding, former Pakistan captains Aamir Sohail and Javed Miandad believe the cash-awash Twenty20 event would continue no matter what happens to the fate of its under-fire Commissioner Lalit Modi.
Players' chief slams IPL security
Bomb blasts that wounded 14 people outside a cricket venue in Bangalore were not surprising and reflected poorly on India's capacity to co-host the 2011 World Cup, according to players' union head Tim May.
Wright bats for international window for IPL
Former New Zealand captain John Wright said that Indian Premier League deserves a window in the international cricket calendar.
Shoaib defers his marriage reception
The walima or reception to be hosted by Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik to celebrate his marriage to tennis star Sania Mirza has been deferred to April 27 as his travel plans were upset following the seizure of his passport by Indian authorities.
April 19, 2010Mallya throws weight behind IPL chief Modi
Beleaguered Lalit Modi on Monday found support from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) owner Vijay Mallya, who credited the IPL commissioner for the cash-awash Twenty20 league's mind-boggling success. Throwing his weight behind Modi, Mallya said IPL owes its success to Modi and also wondered at the hue and cry raised over trans-border transaction by some of the IPL franchisees.
Government says entire IPL structure to be probed
After securing the resignation of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, Government on Monday said the entire Indian Premier League (IPL) will be under scrutiny including its funding and vowed not to spare any 'wrong-doer', as its top boss Lalit Modi came under the scanner of Income Tax authorities.
ED to probe IPL's foreign deals
Even as the Income Tax department is probing the financial dealings of the money-spinning Indian Premier League, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) will look into the alleged murky international deals of the Twenty20 tournament. Official sources said the Mumbai wing of the ED had conducted a discreet inquiry into the finances of Rajasthan Royals in 2008 and had prepared a report of alleged Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violations.
Lalit Modi says he will cooperate in probe
Under-pressure IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Monday welcomed a probe into the functioning of the cash-awash Twenty20 League, saying he would extend all help to investigators.
IT sleuths 'clone details from Modi's computer
The IT department which visited the offices of IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi last week had 'cloned' voluminous data on bids and financial details of various franchises from his office computers into its 'portable forensic labs' which the tax sleuths carried along.
McCullum ensures KKR an easy win over MI
Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Mumbai Indians by nine wickets in their Indian Premier League match at Eden Gardens on Monday to finish their campaign on a winning note.
BCCI working committee meeting postponed to May 2
The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has rescheduled its Working Committee meeting from April 24 to May 2.
HC orders return of Shoaib's passport
The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday ordered the release of the passport of Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik in the wake of the city police seeking closure of a cheating case filed against him by his now divorced wife Ayesha Siddiqui.
Modi's exit foregone conclusion: BCCI sources
Lalit Modi's days as the IPL Commissioner appear to be numbered as the BCCI's top brass has more or less made up its mind to remove the high-flying administrator who has triggered a political storm and brought the BCCI under the Income Tax scanner.
Modi threat to sue ET over betting claims
Embattled IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Monday rubbished allegations of betting and money laundering in the event and threatened to take legal action against the newspaper which has made the accusations.
Modi rubbishes match fixing allegations
Indian Premier League's embattled Chairman Lalit Modi on Monday refuted allegations of betting and money laundering in the event, saying the charges were "nonsense" and aimed at discrediting the Twenty20 tournament.
'Players pressured to play in IPL game'
The Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) is investigating claims that players were pressured to go ahead with Saturday's Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians despite a bomb blast outside the stadium in Bangalore.
'Allegations against Modi to be discussed soon'
The Cricket Board (BCCI) has rescheduled its working Committee meeting from April 24 to May 2, where allegations against Lalit Modi and all other issues related to the Kochi franchise bid would come up for discussion.
Gul, Arafat out of Pakistan's Twenty20 WC squad
Defending champions Pakistan suffered a double blow when pacer Umar Gul and all-rounder Yasir Arafat were ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies after failing to recover from injuries sustained during the ongoing preparatory camp in Lahore.
Concerned CA to take stock of situation
The twin blasts in Bangalore has sounded alarm and the Cricket Australia said they would talk to the Indian Premier League authority soon to take stalk of the security situation in the country.
IPL not worth playing at risk to life: Doull
Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull has said that participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is not worth the risk to your life, after two low-intensity bombs went outside the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
IPL is the most lucrative tournament for Kiwis
Statistics emerging from the Indian Premier League (IPL) reveals that for the New Zealand cricketers, the tournament has been the most lucrative.
Ojha, Symonds lead Deccan's charge
The defending champions had to win their last five games to make it to the semi-finals and against all expectations, they made it to the last four. It was a virtual quarter-final against Delhi Daredevils in Delhi on Sunday and it was Deccan, who thrived under pressure to register an important 11-run victory.
April 18, 2010B'luru top cop slams decision to shift IPL venue
City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari asked IPL to reverse its "unfair" decision on shifting venue from Bangalore to Navi Mumbai on security reasons, saying it was taken on the basis of "baseless and false presumption."
Deccan dump Delhi to enter semis
Andrew Symonds's half-century and a superb spell from Pragyan Ojha enabled Deccan Chargers outclass Delhi Daredevils by 11 runs and storm into the semi-finals of the Indian Premier League, in Delhi, on Sunday.
BCCI puts off Working Committee meeting
Amid fast-moving developments in the controversy surrounding the Kochi IPL franchise, the BCCI on Sunday decided to put off its Working Committee meeting, which was scheduled on Saturday.
B'lore bomb scare: IPL semis shifted to Mumbai
Concerned about the security situation in Bangalore after minor explosions and the discovery a few live bombs outside the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Saturday, the Indian Premier League shifted the two semi-finals of the Twenty20 tournament to the DY Patil stadium in Mumbai.
Chennai beat Punjab to enter semis
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasted a quickfire half-century to carry Chennai Super Kings to a thrilling six-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League in Dharamsala, on Sunday. Dhoni finished off the match in style with two huge sixes off Irfan Pathan as Chennai reached 195 for four in 19.4 overs to win with two deliveries to spare and qualify for the semi-finals.
I have no difference with Shashank Manohar: Modi
Contrary to speculation that his wings may be clipped, IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi is in Dubai to attend an International Cricket Council meeting on behalf of BCCI president Shashank Manohar.
IT authorities issue summons to BCCI on IPL
The Income Tax department has issued summons to the BCCI seeking complete details of the eight original Indian Premier League franchises.
Kochi IPL row to be resolved soon: Modi
IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Sunday exuded confidence of resolving the controversy over ownership of Kochi franchise saying he had no personal issue either with the team owners or Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor.
April 17, 2010'India will definitely miss Tendulkar in T20 WC'
Given the form he is in, India would definitely miss Sachin Tendulkar's services in the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup to be staged in the West Indies from April 30-May 16, reckons former India coach John Wright.
Unadkat: Three wickets and an award
Jaydev Unadkat was an unusual choice for the man-of-the-match honours after his Kolkata Knight Riders side had comprehensively beaten the Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. But certainly the most deserving one.
Controversial DRS to make debut in World Cup
The controversial Decision Review System (DRS), being tried in the five-day format by International Cricket Council in select Test series, could make its appearance in limited overs cricket from the 2011 World Cup in the sub-continent.
McClaren was a surprise choice for sure
Ryan McLaren was a surprise choice for the man-of-the-match award by all means, especially considering the fact that the others in contention were the likes of Kieron Pollard and JP Duminy.
Ganguly guides Kolkata past Rajasthan
Captain Sourav Ganguly led from the front to ensure Kolkata Knight Riders a comprehensive eight wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League match at Eden Gardens on Saturday.
IPL: Mumbai thump listless Bangalore
Mumbai Indians thumped Royal Challengers Bangalore 57 by runs in their Indian Premier League match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.
Explosion delays Mumbai-Bangalore IPL match
The start of the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore was delayed following explosions outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.
BCCI keeps Modi out of informal meet
IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi's powers are set to be curtailed considerably as the move to clip his wings gained momentum at an informal BCCI meeting in Dharamshala where the Board's top brass discussed the Kochi franchise ownership row.
BCCI meeting will sort out issues: Abdullah
Making it amply clear that IPL chairman Lalit Modi will have to face some tough questions at the upcoming BCCI Working Committee meeting, JKCA president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said there are some "issues" that need to be sorted out.
April 16, 2010Rohit leads the Deccan charge
Rohit Sharma's superlative unbeaten 68 helped defending champions Deccan Chargers edge past Kings XI Punjab by five wickets at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala to keep alive their last four hopes.
Ganguly, Warne say not aware of ball tampering
Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram might have dropped a bombshell by claiming that bowlers in IPL III have been tampering with the ball but KKR captain Sourav Ganguly said he was not aware of any such malpractice.
Bowlers tampering with ball in IPL: Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram dropped a bombshell on Friday when he claimed that bowlers in the third edition of the IPL are tampering with the ball by rubbing red soil on it. The bowling coach of Kolkata Knight Riders criticised the field umpires for not taking notice of the ball being tampered with once the floodlights are on and batsmen looking to accelerate.
Rohit takes Chargers past Kings
Rohit Sharma scored a spectacular 38-ball 68 as Deccan Chargers beat Kings XI Punjab by five wickets and enhanced their hopes of making it to the semis.
'Tharoor came in after we won IPL Kochi bid'
Satyajit Gaikwad, who has been eased out as spokeperson of the Kochi IPL team, speaks of the behind the scenes activity before and after the Kochi team won the IPL bid in an exclusive interview.
IPL governing council to meet 'informally'
With the furore over Kochi franchise's ownership showing no signs of settling down, the IPL's Governing Council members meet here "informally" for the first time after the event's Commissioner Lalit Modi sparked the row on Twitter.
Shoaib moves Andhra HC to get back passport
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik on Friday moved the Andhra Pradesh High Court for a direction to Central Crime Station police in Hyderabad to release his passport.
'India has to play Pak before current FTP ends'
International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Haroon Lorgat has made it clear that India has to fulfill its obligation of playing a bilateral series against Pakistan before current Future Tours Programme ends in 2012.
No reason to disbelieve Tharoor: Rajiv Shukla
BCCI's media and finance committee chairman and Congress M P Rajiv Shukla on Friday defended junior foreign minister Shashi Tharoor on the Indian Premier League's Kochi ownership row, saying that there was 'no reason to disbelieve him'.
Modi accuses Tharoor of having hidden agenda
Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi on Friday accused Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor of having an agenda in promoting the Kochi IPL fanchise, and asserted that he won't let that agenda succeed.
Kochi's Pushkar hires lawyer, may file damages
Sunanda Pushkar, the woman at the centre of a ownership controversy surrounding the Kochi IPL franchise, is considering filing for damages and has hired a Dubai-based lawyer for the purpose.
Modi is an autocrat in cricket: RCA official
Rajasthan Cricket Academy (RCA) secretary Sanjay Dikshit has taken Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi to task over the Kochi bidding controversy and accused him of separating the IPL from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
IT officials satisfied after inquiry: Lalit Modi
Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi on Friday said that IT officials went back satisfied after the 8-hour questioning.
Maha Govt sends notice to Kochi's Ravi Gaikwad
Ravi Gaikwad, the brother of Shailendra Gaikwad of Rendezvous Sports World, was reportedly served a notice by the Maharashtra government on Friday.
Pawar backs Modi in IPL Kochi row
Sharad Pawar came out in support of IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, saying there was nothing wrong in making public names of the stakeholders of the Kochi franchise.
April 15, 2010Ice man Gambhir sizzles in Chennai heat
Gautam Gambhir rose to the occasion in fine style, scoring a match-winning half-century to guide Delhi Daredevils to a six-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings, on Thursday.
Lalit Modi's wings to be clipped?
Miffed by Lalit Modi's style of functioning that has spawned a lot of controversies, a move is afoot in the BCCI to clip his wings as the Indian Premier League commissioner.
Harshad Mehta is chairman of Kochi IPL franchise
Embroiled in a major controversy over its stakeholders, the Kochi IPL franchisee on Thursday effected a change in its top management, appointing Dubai-based businessman Harshad Mehta as its Chairman.
Modi questioned by IT officials over IPL deals
A special team of the Income Tax Department on Thursday visited the headquarters of the cash-rich Twenty20 Indian Premiere League(IPL) in connection with an inquiry into financial details and share holding patterns of all the IPL franchisees.
'Narendra Modi is behind IPL controversy'
Senior Congress leader Narhari Amin on Thursday alleged that it was at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's behest that IPL commissioner Lalit Modi is trying to thwart the Kochi franchise.
Gambhir guides Delhi to victory
Gautam Gambhir hit an unbeaten half-century to guide Delhi Daredevils to a six-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League match in Chennai on Thursday. In a low-scoring encounter, played under hot and humid conditions, Delhi kept their cool in a tense run chase to reach 113 for four in 18.4 overs to inch closer to the semi-finals.
India not to play warm-up matches ahead of T20 WC
Busy slogging it out in the Indian Premier League right now, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men will not play any warm-up matches ahead of the Twenty20 World Championships in the West Indies.
Sports Minister condemns Kochi ownership wrangle
Sports Minister M S Gill on Thursday ridiculed the ongoing ownership row involving the Kochi franchise in the Indian Premier League, saying it is 'just not cricket'.
Deccan Chargers divulge ownership details
With the ownership of the Indian Premier League's Kochi franchise kicking up a storm, the Deccan Chargers on Thursday sought to come clean on their shareholding pattern.
Narendra Modi under attack from Kochi franchisee
The controversy surrounding the Indian Premier League's Kochi franchise took yet another political turn on Thursday as Lalit Modi was accused of working under the pressure of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to take away the bid to Ahmedabad.
Kochi IPL team owners raided
There seems to be no respite from controversies for the Kochi IPL franchise. In fresh developments, it has been reported that Vipul Shah of Parani Developers and 2 others of the Kochi team were raided in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
We never offered Pushkar any stake in KKR: SRK
Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan has denied offering any role in the team to Dubai-based entrepreneur Sunanda Pushkar, who is at the centre of an ownership row involving the Kochi franchise.
Kochi team wanted to shift to Ahmedabad: Pawar
Adding a new twist to the Kochi IPL franchise drama, Union Minister for Agriculture and the BCCI president Sharad Pawar revealed on Thursday that members of the consortium that won the Kochi IPL franchise wanted to be based in Anmedabad.
Petition to probe Tharoor over IPL row withdrawn
A lawyer, who had sought a direction from the Supreme Court for a CBI probe into Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's alleged proxy stake in the Kochi IPL franchisee, on Thursday withdrew his petition.
Sehwag named Wisden Cricketer of the Year again
Indian opener Virender Sehwag was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year for the second time in a row.
Injured Lee likely to miss Twenty20 World Cup
Injured pacer Brett Lee's management has indicated that the Australian bowler might be better off delaying his international comeback for the time being as he does not want to appear at less than his best for the upcoming World Twenty20 Cup.
Asif has threatened to harm me, says ex-girlfriend
The financial feud between Mohammad Asif and his ex-girlfriend Veena Malik is getting nastier with the actress filing a police complaint against the Pakistani pacer for allegedly sending threatening messages.
Malik files appeal against penalties
Former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik, who recently married Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, has filed his appeal against a 12-month ban and a Rs two million fine imposed on him by the PCB for indiscipline.
'Yuvraj is a valuable asset for Kings XI Punjab'
Following Yuvraj Singh's statement that he has no intentions of leaving Kings XI Punjab, the team management has reiterated that the flambouyant left-hander was an integral part of the team.
Modi threatens to sue Kochi IPL franchise
Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi has threatened to sue Rendezvous Sports. The action comes after Rendevous alleged that Modi had bribed them to withdraw from the race.
April 14, 2010Pietersen: Star of the RCB show
It was a Kevin Pietersen show at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday night.
'Modi offered $50 million to withdraw Kochi team'
In a new twist to the controversy over Kochi team, its owner Rendezvous Sports on Wednesday alleged that Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi had offered a US$ 50 million bribe to withdraw from the race, prompting him to threaten legal action.
SMS threat to Tharoor: Number traced to Delhi
Central security agencies have traced a local phone number from which the alleged death threat from Dawood Ibrahim gang was made to an aide of Minister of State External Affairs Shashi Tharoor. Official sources said on Wednesday the number used for sending the alleged threat SMS, received by the personal staff of Tharoor, belonged to Delhi circle and the hunt for the sender is on.
I am not a proxy for Tharoor: Sunanda
Sunanda Pushkar on Wednesday strongly denied media reports that she is acting as a proxy for Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor in the Kochi IPL franchise. She also came out strongly in support of Tharoor, who has come under fire from several quarters, following his spat with IPL commissioner Lalit Modi over the Kochi team.
Bangalore ease past Rajasthan
Kevin Pietersen, with a superlative 62, helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comprehensive five-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League match at Jaipur on Wednesday, a result that helped the last year's finalist close in on a last four berth.
'What's the illegality in promoting Kochi'
Advocate Rahul Mehra, who has filed a PIL against almost all major sporting bodies in India demanding them to come clean, feels there is no case of corruption against Sashi Tharoor vis-a-vis the IPL Kochi franchise.
ICC close to WADA settlement with players
International Cricket Council CEO Haroon Lorgat on Wednesday said the ICC has found a solution to the contentious whereabouts clause of the WADA Anti-doping code and a consensus would be reached on the matter by next week.
IPL chief Modi questions Kochi ownership
Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi on Wednesday ignored the Board of Control for Cricket in India's diktat and took another potshot at the Kochi IPL team owners. IPL chief Modi pointed out that there are still question marks over the ownership of the Kochi franchise and even some of the stakeholders were also not clear about it.
April 13, 2010Ashwin's spin flattens Kolkata
R Ashwin turned out to be the hero for Chennai Super Kings as he destroyed Kolkata Knight Riders with a sensational three-wicket spell in Chennai on Tuesday. Electing to bat first, Kolkata were hoping for a good start, but the 23-year-old Tamil Nadu spinner ruined all their plans by claiming two wickets in his second over.
PIL seeks CBI probe in Kochi IPL row
The Shashi Tharoor-Lalit Modi stand-off over the Kochi IPL team reached the Supreme Court on Tuesday with a petition seeking a CBI probe into the Union Minister's alleged proxy stakes in the Rs 1533-crore franchise, won by a consortium, Rendezvous Sports World. Alternatively, the petition urged the apex court to constitute a special investigation team to probe the allegations.
Raina, Ashwin steer Chennai to big win
Suresh Raina's unbeaten half-century guided Chennai Super Kings to a thumping nine-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders and took them to second place in the IPL league table.
Mumbai on pole position with Pollard
Kieron Pollard finally proved his worth against Delhi Daredevils at the Brabourne stadium on Tuesday.
'Mongoose bat made for Indian conditions'
Marcus Codrington Fernandez, inventor of the Twenty20 special model, believes the Mongoose will be very successful on Indian pitches, where the ball comes to the bat slowly and batsmen have to hit hard to make a big shot.
Mumbai Indians thrash Delhi Daredevils
Mumbai Indians thrashed Delhi Daredevils by 39 runs in their Indian Premier League match at the Brabourne Stadium on Tuesday to continue their impressive run in this edition.
Lure of lucre has made cricketers businessmen
The lure of money often leads sportspersons to make questionable choices.
Modi-Tharoor row: IPL governing council to meet
With the public showdown between Lalit Modi and minister Shashi Tharoor over the Kochi franchise snowballing into a major controversy, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to convene a meeting of the IPL Governing Council within 10 days to discuss and take a decision on the episode.
IPL plot thickens: Tharoor denies Modi's version
Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday hit back at IPL commissioner Lalit Modi alleging he had made attempts to pressure the winning consortium to abandon their bid for the Kerala outfit.
Lord's CEO willing to host Indo-Pak Test series
Lord's chief executive Keith Bradshaw said on Monday he would welcome the opportunity to host a Test between Asian powerhouses Pakistan and India at the headquarters of world cricket next year.
Rendezvous Sports World threatens to sue Modi
The Indian Premier League's new franchise Rendezvous Sports World (RSW) has threatened to sue IPL commissioner Lalit Modi for breaking the confidentiality terms.
T20 helping cricket spread it's wings: ICC chief
International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat on Monday said that the World Twenty20 format is helping cricket grow beyond its traditional boundaries.
Harmeet provides the perfect finish
Deccan Chargers' bowlers came up with a superb show to guide their team to a 13-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Nagpur on Monday. RP Singh (2 for 21), Pragyan Ojha (2 for 22) and Ryan Harris (2 for 34) played a major role with the ball, but it was youngster Harmeet Singh who made the difference.
April 12, 2010The curious case of Tharoor and Kochi franchise
Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor himself may not be a stakeholder but the lady he is reportedly planning to marry is part of the consortium which owns the Kochi franchise of the Indian
Lalit Modi in showdown with Rendezvous
IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi disclosed the names of the free equity holders in the little-known RSW, which coughed up approximately Rs 1533 crore to bag the Kochi franchise, a move that put Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor in a spot of bother, as Sunanda Pushkar, the lady he is reportedly planning to marry, figures in the list.
Deccan down Bangalore to stay alive
Rohit Sharma's half-century and a splendid performance from their bowlers saw Deccan Chargers beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 13 runs in the Indian Premier League in Nagpur on Monday. Set 152 for victory, Bangalore lost wickets at regular intervals and were bundled out for 138 in 19.4 overs.
Pakistan to face Australia at Lord's, Headingley
The Marylebone Cricket Club on Monday announced that it will sponsor the Test and Twenty20 series between Pakistan and Australia in England in July. It will be the first time in its 223-year history that the MCC will sponsor international cricket.
English bowler under probe for fixing county match
English fast bowler Mervyn Westfield is under police investigation for 'match irregularities' during a NatWest Pro40 match between Essex and Durham at the Riverside on September 5 last year.
Malik's passport to be returned within a week
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, who is all set to marry Sania Mirza in Hyderabad on April 15, can get back his passport in about a week's time after he completes all legal formalities, police said on Sunday.
Harassment of Rajasthan Royals officials irks Modi
IPL commissioner Lalit Modi gave state officials in Jaipur a piece of his mind for harassing the Rajasthan Royals' team management.
Kaneria to take legal action against tabloid
Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria is contemplating legal action against the British tabloid, which has named him as one of the two Essex players currently under investigation by the police for "match irregularities" in the English county championship.
Tendulkar: Leading by example
Tendulkar's unbeaten 59-ball 89, inclusive of 10 boundaries and two sixes, helped Mumbai Indians post a formidable 174 for five and eventually beat Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday.
April 11, 2010Chawla: The wizard of spin
In a track conducive for spin bowling, Piyush Chawla made the opportunity count.
Mumbai thrash Rajasthan to seal last four berth
Mumbai Indians thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs in their Indian Premier League match at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday and guaranteed themselves a place in the semi-finals.
'I was reprimanded for raising match-fixing issue'
Retired South African cricket boss Dr Ali Bacher claims he was reprimanded at an ICC meeting for raising the issue of match-fixing in the 1990s.
Kings XI Punjab ease past Delhi Daredevils
Kings XI Punjab scored a comfortable seven-wicket win against Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League match on a difficult Ferozeshah Kotla wicket on Sunday.
Uthappa's blast tames the Knights
The Indian selectors ignored him for the World Twenty20, but Robin Uthappa has once again proved he is one of the best finishers in the shortest version of the game. The right-hander smashed a blazing 22-ball 52 to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a crushing seven-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in Bangalore, on Saturday.
April 10, 2010Harris leads Deccan's charge
Ryan Harris was instrumental in Australia's clinical show in New Zealand almost three weeks back. Three weeks later, he carried his bowling form on to the Indian Premier League, helping Deccan Changers a convincing six-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings.
Uthappa, Dravid guide Bangalore to big win
Half-centuries from Robin Uthappa and Rahul Dravid carried Royal Challengers Bangalore to a crushing seven-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in Bangalore, on Saturday. Dravid had put Bangalore in control with his quickfire knock of 52 from 35 balls, while Uthappa finished it off in style with a cracking innings of 52 from a mere 22 deliveries, having hit three boundaries and five sixes.
'Pakistan has ability to defend T20 WC title'
Pakistan opener Salman Butt has said that his side has the ability to defend their Twenty20 World Cup title starting on April 30 in the West Indies.
Suman sets up Deccan's easy win
T Suman's brisk half-century and three wickets from Ryan Harris saw Deccan Chargers outclass Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the Indian Premier League in Nagpur, on Saturday. Suman top-scored with 55 from 44 balls and Andrew Symonds hit a quick to take Deccan to 139 for four in 19.1 overs after being a set a modest 139 for victory.
April 09, 2010Sangakkara shows Kings the way
Captain Kumar Sangakkara led from the front with a gutsy half-century that saw Punjab get the better of Mumbai by six wickets in Mohali on Friday.
Essex players probed for match irregularities
Police are investigating allegations that two Essex county cricket players were involved in 'match irregularities'. Essex police said they are working closely with the club and the English Cricket Board.
Sangakkara helps Punjab upset Mumbai
Kumar Sangakkara's half-century, and three wickets each by Piyush Chawla and Irfan Pathan, helped Kings XI Punjab beat table toppers Mumbai Indians by six wickets in the Indian Premier League match in Mohali on Friday. Captain Sangakkara led from the front, scoring a brisk innings from 56 from 42 balls, as Punjab, chasing 154, scored 158 for four in 19.2 overs to win with four deliveries to spare.
Sports Ministry tells IPL not to tread on 'India'
Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi and title sponsor of the Twenty20 extravaganza DLF have been asked by the Sports Ministry to stop misusing the word India and comply with an Allahabad High Court order. At the centre of the controversy is the 'Building India' tagline in the DLF logo on the bowler's run-up area and the passage leading to the presentation ceremony, where players frequently tread on.
Pak delegates to attend Shoaib-Sania wedding
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has decided to send a parliamentary delegation to attend the much-hyped cross-border wedding of tennis star Sania Mirza and cricketer Shoaib Malik.
'Relieved that Sachin won't play T20 World Cup'
South African opener Loots Bosman is relieved that Sachin Tendulkar won't be playing in the Twenty20 World Championships later this month but he feels even without the senior batsman India remains a very dangerous outfit.
Police probe in Shoaib-Ayesha case to continue
After the murky drama over the last few days, Sania Mirza's bungalow is finally looking like one of a bride-to-be. Relatives and friends have begun streaming in with flowers and gifts for the tennis ace, who will wed Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik on April 15. While Sania has plunged headlong in to pre-wedding ceremonies -- like Shagun and Mehndi -- with a touch of Pakistani tradition, Shoaib is still beset with problems.
England appoints Saker as bowling coach
Former fast bowler David Saker has followed in the footsteps of fellow Australian Troy Cooley and been appointed as England's new fast bowling coach.
Suman blossoms under Symonds charge
T Suman's unbeaten 57-ball 78, replete with six fours and three sixes, helped Deccan Chargers score a comprehensive seven wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.
April 08, 2010Suman, Symonds help Hyderabad thrash Bangalore
Deccan Chargers mounted a remarkable fightback to score a resounding seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday and keep alive their chances.
Sachin's absence will be felt at T20 WC: Harbhajan
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that Sachin Tendulkar's presence in the T20 squad would have made a difference to India's campaign at the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled to start on April 30.
Ganguly, KKR fined for slow over-rate
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Sourav Ganguly has been fined US $40,000, and his teammates US $10,000 each, for maintaining a slow over-rate during the Indian Premier League match against the Delhi Daredevils in Kolkata on Wednesday.
I don't regret missing the IPL: Afridi
Missing the third season of the Indian Premier League is actually a blessing in disguise for the Pakistani cricketers since it has allowed the players to gel well as a team and prepare better for the Twenty20 World Cup, skipper Shahid Afridi said on Thursday.
I have done what was most amicable: Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik's sudden decision to divorce the woman he disowned all along left everyone stunned but the Pakistan cricketer, now set to marry Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, on Thursday said it was the most "amicable" thing to do in a situation that was "beyond reasoning".
Shoaib Malik sends notice to PCB
Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik has sent a notice to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) seeking clarifications on its decision impose a year's ban and a penalty of Rs two million on him.
Now Asif faces legal trouble from ex-lover
Hell has no fury like a woman scorned and after Shoaib Malik, another top Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif is learning it the hard way as he has been taken to court by a former lover over a financial dispute.
Down but not out just yet: Shoaib Akhtar
Age is catching up, fitness was never his strength and he has lost his central contract as well but controversial pacer Shoaib Akhtar insists he is not done just yet and would make an international comeback soon.
'Good that Shoaib-Ayesha row is over'
The mudslinging is over and its time to celebrate, said Shoaib Malik's team-mates and other Pakistani cricketers as they welcomed his decision to divorce Ayesha Siddiqui after a bitter row, paving the way for his marriage with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.
Sreesanth fined for showing dissent
Temperamental pacer S Sreesanth is in the dock after he sarcastically clapped at Rajasthan Royals opener Michael Lumb and umpires, during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.
April 07, 2010Ganguly leads from the front
Captain Sourav Ganguly led from the front to ensure his Kolkata Knight Riders side a comfortable 14 run win over Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
Divorce certificates of Shoaib, Ayesha issued
The divorce certificates of Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik and Ayesha Siddiqui, the Hyderabadi girl he married seven years ago, were issued by Wakf Board institute in Hyderabad on Wednesday evening. The former Pakistan captain had earlier in the day signed papers to divorce Ayesha, after a compromise was brokered by city-based Muslim community leaders, who held hectic negotiations since Tuesday.
Kings get a Lumbasting
The 30-year-old South African-born Englishman displayed his batting prowess to the fullest, hitting a majestic 83 that guided Rajasthan to a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur.
Kolkata Knight Riders edge Delhi by 14 runs
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in their Indian Premier League encounter at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the last four stage.
'Finally justice has been done to my daughter'
Under the compromise between Shoaib Malik and Ayesha Siddiqui, the Pakistan cricketer will pay Rs 15,000 as maintenance to Ayesha, at the rate of Rs 5,000 per month for three months, as per Islamic law.
Lumb blast helps Rajasthan crush Punjab
Michael Lumb sparkled with a blazing innings of 83 as Rajasthan Royals crushed Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets and boosted their hopes of making it to the semi-finals in the Indian Premier League, in Jaipur, on Wednesday. Lumb was at his devastating best; he slammed 16 boundaries and two sixes in his 43-ball knock, as Rajasthan cruised home, scoring 157 for 1 in 15 overs.
What Shoaib and Ayesha told the Hyderabad police
Even as Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik has decided to sign the talaknama or divorce papers, thereby conceding that he was married to Ayesha Siddiqui, the Hyderabad police is yet to zero down on who exactly is at fault in the Sania-Shoaib-Ayesha love triangle.
After denying nikaah, Shoaib divorces Ayesha
In a fresh twist, Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik has decided to sign the talaknama or divorce papers, conceding thereby that he was indeed married to Ayesha Siddiqui.
Waqar sad over Shoaib's marriage controversy
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis described the whole drama surrounding Shoaib Malik's alleged marriage to Ayesha Siddiqui as "sad" and "depressing" amid an outpouring of support for the former captain.
Bracken, Clark, Hussey lose CA contracts
Fast bowlers Nathan Bracken and Stuart Clark and batsmen Brad Hodge along with David Hussey and wicketkeeper Graham Manou have been dropped from the new contract list announced by Cricket Australia in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Kamran, Umar file formal appeal against PCB ban
Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and his younger brother Umar have become the first players to file a formal appeal against the ban and fine imposed on them last month by the Cricket Board (PCB).
April 06, 2010Bowlers steal the show for Chennai
For a change, it was a complete team effort that won the match rather an individual or two. Chennai Super Kings halted Mumbai Indians' winning run with a convincing 24-run victory in the Indian Premier League in Chennai, on Tuesday.
Chennai end Mumbai's winning run
Chennai Super Kings ended Mumbai Indians' winning run with a 24-run victory in the Indian Premier League in Chennai on Tuesday. Electing to bat first, Chennai were restricted to 165 for four in their 20 overs but Mumbai's batsmen failed as they finished on 141 for nine for their first loss after five matches.
'Shoaib Malik will emerge a clear winner'
Ramesh Gupta, Delhi's eminent advocate who is representing Shoaib Malik in the case filed by Ayesha Siddiqui, is confident that the former Pakistan cricket captain will emerge victorious from the marriage muddle he is in.
Alec who was too smart for the Don
Alec Bedser, who died aged 91 on Sunday, was once hailed by the great Australian batsman Don Bradman as the finest bowler he had faced of his type. The former England and Surrey seamer enjoyed a glittering playing career that spanned 21 years and brought 236 wickets in 51 Test matches.
Pak celebrities feel Shoaib is being victimised
From former team-mates to hockey players to leading television and film actors, the who's who of Pakistan are getting behind cricketer Shoaib Malik as he gears up for a legal battle with an Indian woman who claims to be his wife.
'Ayesha on TV is not the same girl Shoaib loved'
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has backed Shoaib Malik in his ongoing marriage row with Ayesha Siddiqui, saying the girl being shown on TV channels is not the one his team-mate fell in love with during internet and telephone chats.
Shoaib receives support of men's rights group
The Save Indian Family Foundation, a men's rights organisation fighting against misuse of marital laws and domestic violence act, on Monday, voiced its concern over section 498 A (harassment) of IPC being filed against Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and reiterated its demand for scrapping it.
We were never introduced to Ayesha: Pak team
Members and officials of the Pakistan cricket team that toured India in 2005 and attended a dinner hosted by the Siddiqui family in Hyderabad have said they had never been introduced to any Ayesha Siddiqui.
The Blonde Assassin strikes again
Career-best figures of four for 21 helped Shane Warne earn the man-of-the-match award and his Rajasthan Royals team a narrow two-run win over Deccan Chargers.
April 05, 2010Rajasthan Royals edge Deccan Chargers in thriller
Rajasthan Royals edged Deccan Chargers by two runs in a highly entertaining Indian Premier League match featuring the two previous winners at the VCA Ground at Nagpur on Monday.
Sania backs Shoaib, says marriage as scheduled
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has urged Ayesha Siddique to come out in the open and defend her claim of marriage to her would-be husband, former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik. Addressing the media in Hyderabad on Monday evening along with Malik, Sania backed Shoaib and declared that their marriage would take place as scheduled on April 15.
Police to get Shoaib-Ayesha nikahnama verified
The Shoaib Malik controversy is getting murkier. The Hyderabad police have decided to get the nikhanama verified by the Forensics Science Laboratory in Hyderabad as the Pakistan cricketer has alleged that his signature was forged. An officer in the Hyderabad police department told rediff.com that the matter will now be probed by the special wing of the Hyderabad police, known as the Central Crime Station.
Former England bowler Bedser dies
Former England bowler Alec Bedser, who took 236 wickets in a glittering England Test career, has died aged 91.
Malik's marriage muddle gets murkier
Police on Monday seized the passport of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik after questioning him in the wake of a complaint of cheating lodged by the father of a local girl Ayesha Siddiqui claiming that she was married to him.
Malik should bring his bride home: Afridi
Pakistan's Twenty20 cricket captain Shahid Afridi on Monday hoped that his beleaguered team-mate Shoaib Malik would tide over the legal storm caused by a past affair gone wrong and bring his bride home.
Collingwood's capital innings
So often, Paul Collingwood has proved to be the crisis man for England and now he is doing the same for Delhi Daredevils.
April 04, 2010Jayawardene century tames the Knights
Mahela Jayawardene hardly knew, whether he would be playing the match against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.
Cheating case against Shoaib Malik
The controversy over the alleged first marriage of Shoaib Malik with Hyderabadi girl Ayesha Siddiqui took yet another turn on Sunday with the Banjara Hills police station in Hyderabad registering a cheating case against the Pakistan cricketer.
Delhi outclass Bangalore to go second
Paul Collingwood's unbeaten half-century and Pradeep Sangwan took three wickets to help Delhi Daredevils outplay Royal Challengers Bangalore by 37 runs in the Indian Premier League at the Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi, on Sunday.
Shoaib says wedding with Ayesha invalid
The Shoaib-Ayesha controversy turned murkier on Sunday with the Pakistani cricketer claiming he was emotionally forced into the 'nikahnama' with the Hyderabad girl but said the marriage was invalid as her family had cheated him and ruled out divorce.
Jayawardene ton leads Punjab to victory
Mahela Jayawardene hit his maiden century in the IPL to guide Kings XI Punjab to a convincing eight-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on Sunday. Jayawardene, a last minute inclusion in place of the injured Shaun Marsh, finished unbeaten on a splendid innings 110 from 59 balls, having hit 13 boundaries and three sixes to give his team a much-needed victory.
Shoaib's past will do him no good: Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has wished Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza a happy married life but he feels the all-rounder's controversial past involving an alleged first wife Ayesha Siddiqui will do him no good.
April 03, 2010Rayudu played a starring role
Ambati Rayudu's workman-like unbeaten 29-ball 55 helped Mumbai Indians recover from an early collapse and post a formidable 178 for five and ensured him the man-of-the-match award.
Swann held on suspicion of drink driving
England cricketer Graeme Swann, currently the number three bowler in the ICC Test ranking, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, police has revealed in London on Saturday.
Operation Vijay ensures success for Chennai
Murali Vijay won the man-of-the-match honours for the second match on the trot.
Mumbai Indians thrash Deccan Chargers by 63 runs
Mumbai Indians thrashed defending champions Deccan Chargers by 63 runs in their Indian Premier League match at the Brabourne Stadium on Saturday to consolidate their place atop the table.
Younis wants to retire on a high
He might be serving an indefinite ban but Pakistan's former captain Younis Khan insists his career is not over and he wants to go out of international cricket on a high.
Chennai edge past Rajasthan in a thriller
Chennai Super Kings edged past Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs in a high-scoring affair in the Indian Premier League match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.
Pietersen rises to the occasion
Kevin Pietersen finally managed to break his jinx in the Indian Premier League with a maiden half-century that lifted Royal Challengers Bangalore to a six-wicket victory against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali, on Friday.
April 02, 2010Gautam Gambhir reprimanded for conduct breach
Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir has been reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct after his team's victory over Rajasthan Royals at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday night.
Pietersen powers Bangalore to victory
Kevin Pietersen hit his first half-century in the IPL to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a thumping six-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League match, in Mohali, on Friday. Pietersen finished unbeaten 66 from 44 balls, having hit seven boundaries and a six, to guide Bangalore to 184 for four in 19.1 overs.
Another twist in Sania-Shoaib wedding drama
The Shoaib Malik-Ayesha Siddiqui controversy took another turn on Friday when the Siddiqui family released, what they claimed, the marriage certificate of the Pakistani cricketer's 2002 'wedding' with the Hyderabad girl.
Squads: ICC World Twenty20
All 12 men's squads for the ICC World Twenty20 2010 have been confirmed with the very best players in the world all getting ready for the big event, which gets underway in the West Indies later this month.
Gill warns IPL over allowing liquor in stadiums
India's sports minister Manohar Singh Gill on Friday warned the Indian Premier League (IPL) organisers over serving liquor inside the stadiums during matches.
'India, Pakistan favourites for World T20'
Former Australian wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist has said that both India and Pakistan are major contenders for winning the upcoming ICC T20 World Championship in West Indies.
No friction in Kings XI Punjab team: Yuvraj
Former Kings XI Punjab skipper Yuvraj Singh has brushed aside reports of friction between him and current captain Kumar Sangakkara, stating he was disgusted and horrified to see such reports coming out.
Shoaib Malik's family gets visa for India tour
The Indian High Commission has issued visas to Shoaib Malik's family members to visit India next week in connection with the cricketer's marriage with tennis star Sania Mirza in Hyderabad.
South Africa refuses to tour Pakistan
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started preparations of its 'home' series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the Proteas refused to tour the trouble-torn country.
April 01, 2010Ganguly plays the captain's role to perfection
Captain Sourav Ganguly led from the front with a blazing 54-ball 88 to help Kolkata Knight Riders register a comprehensive 24-run win over Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
Kolkata make it a double whammy over Hyderabad
Kolkata Knight Riders scored a comprehensive 24-run win over defending champions Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
IPL 3: The successes and failures thus far
We're approximately at the halfway mark of IPL3 and it is a good time to ask which players are doing well and which players aren't.
Sehwag retains top spot in ICC rankings
Virender Sehwag's status as the number one Test batsman is safe for the moment after second placed Michael Clarke dropped three places in the latest ICC rankings released on Thursday.
Aussies ready for Ashes triumph, insists Ponting
Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has said that the series win over New Zealand had erased all the doubts raised about his side ahead of the Ashes series later this year.
'Cricket entering a new era with IPL, pink balls'
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden believes cricket is entering a new and exciting era with the advent of Twenty20 competitions like the Indian Premier League (IPL), the introduction of the revolutionary long handle-short blade "Mongoose Bat" and the pink cricket ball.
Rana Naved sends legal notice to PCB against ban
Beleaguered all-rounder Rana Naved has also sent a legal notice to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) against the 12-month ban and Rs 2 million fine imposed on him by the board in early March.
Royals done in by Karthik's daredevilry
Dinesh Karthik starred with the bat as Delhi Daredevils scored an emphatic 67-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League match at the Ferozshah Kotla, in Delhi, on Wednesday.
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