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IPL players will be bartered, not traded

Indranil Basu TNN 03.06.2008
IPL players will be bartered, not traded

The Indian Premier League is thinking of an innovative idea to overcome the problem posed by the $5 million-cap plus the three year contracts that each player has signed.

Jaipur squeeze past Chennai to be crowned inaugural IPL champs

For more than an hour, the most prized assets of the IPL, the players, must have felt like unwanted children whose thunder was not as much stolen as snatched away.


Rajasthan juggernaut rolls over DareDevils- MoM Watson’s allround show in Warne-led side’s 105-run victory

Mumbai: Riding on a brilliant all-round display by Shane Watson, the ruthless Rajasthan Royals crushed Delhi DareDevils by 105 runs in a lop-sided semi-final to storm into the final of the Indian Premier League on Friday.

Yusuf Pathan, Ojha new faces in ODI squad

All-rounder Yusuf Pathan and young left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha were on Friday rewarded for their good showing in the Indian Premier League [Images] as the selectors announced a young 15-member squad for the forthcoming tri-series in Bangladesh a...


Warne-ing, but Delhi unmoved

Anand Vasu Hindustan Times 30.05.2008
Warne-ing, but Delhi unmoved

Ticket prices that were recently raised have been slashed in what the Mumbai franchise calls a "goodwill gesture". On its last legs, the Wankhede Stadium has been given a temporary facelift and when the lights come on at 8 pm on Friday, the inaugu...

Did Sachin put club over country?

Anand Vasu HT 30.05.2008
Did Sachin put club over country?

"Sachin Tendulkar has not yet recovered …" began the official statement that Indian cricket lovers most dread. At this point, we don’t quite know whether the statement could have been better worded or whether India’s greatest contemporary crickete...


IPL doubles BCCI profit, set to top ad rates for T20 WC final

Many eyebrows were raised and heads shaken when it first emerged how much the Indian Premier League franchisees were shelling out. Would they be able to recover their huge investments, asked skeptics. Well, it looks like the franchisees will be ha...

Mohali thump Jaipur by 41 runs

Subhash Rajta Hindustan Times 29.05.2008
Mohali thump Jaipur by 41 runs

It has become a norm of sorts. Every time Shaun Marsh walks out to the middle, he scores without fail. It wasn't any different on Wednesday. Instead it was better than whatever he had dished out prior to this match.


Having lost the battle, Mumbai finally win a duel to end fifth

When the steady drizzle continued well after the scheduled 4 pm start, many had given up hope and were getting impatient at the prospect of having to wait till 7:10 pm, the deadline for the action to begin.

Drug rap returns to haunt IPL boss Modi

Nagendar Sharma and Varun Gupta HT 28.05.2008
Drug rap returns to haunt IPL boss Modi

The high profile commissioner of the Indian Premier League, Lalit Modi, was convicted of possessing drugs, kidnapping and assault in the US during his days as a university student. The conviction came after Modi confessed to committing the offence...


Staying cool is key to success in IPL

Santosh Suri TNN 28.05.2008
Staying cool is key to success in IPL

Keeping a cool head, showing common sense and holding on to one’s nerves in tense situations have proved crucial in the bitterly-fought IPL. As there have been many close games, the teams that have managed to come up trumps in them have met with m...

Chennai make it to the semis

Arjun Sen HT 28.05.2008
Chennai make it to the semis

It just keeps getting worse, doesn't it? Just when one thought Hyderabad couldn't fare any worse than they already have in the IPL, they outdo themselves in the last match. Continuing their woeful run at home, Hyderabad crashed to their seventh st...


Whipping boys eye a double against Chennai

Sport is wonderfully uncertain, gloriously capricious. A team seemingly down and out for the count can, as if magically, bounce back with a vengeance. History and the formbook often amount to precious little, with the underdogs confounding all to ...

Modi eyes IPL twice a year from 2011

Come 2011 and Lalit Modi, the mastermind behind the Indian Premier League (IPL), would like to see Twenty20 extravaganza taking place twice a year.


Mohali IPL mess reaches a new low

With the Punjab police demanding that nearly Rs 18 million be deposited with it for pending dues of security cover provided for cricket matches at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium here, ties between the security force and the district ...

SOTTO VOCE: IPL's Human Brands

Jaysree M Sundar TOI 26.05.2008
SOTTO VOCE: IPL's Human Brands

IPL has changed our lives. It has become our daily evening fix. Despite what pundits and purists might say, it has made cricket more enthralling. It's often said that human beings are brands in themselves and the IPL has shown how fast brands can ...


Forget cricket, it’s business as usual

Gulu Ezekiel Hindustan Times 24.05.2008
Forget cricket, it’s business as usual

‘I sold my soul to the company’s goal’, ruefully sang The Platters, a legendary gospel group of the 1960s. That could well be adapted as the theme song of the Indian Premier League (IPL). It has finally sunk in the piper calls that the tune and ou...

Kings' grinning faces

Times of India 24.05.2008
Kings' grinning faces

Kings XI Punjab rode on twin half centuries by Shaun Marsh (60) and Kumar Sangakkara (50) to post a six-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in a close but inconsequential Indian Premier League match on Friday night.


Batsmen who're paisa vasool

Hindustant Times 23.05.2008
Batsmen who're paisa vasool

HT takes a look at the batsmen who've been the best and the worst buys at the Indian Premier League. There are surprises like Shaun Marsh, who's on top of the list. Some of the known faces in the Indian domestic scene have also impressed. On the o...

Rain lashes Viru's boys, sends Riders crashing out

Partha Bhaduri The Times of India 23.05.2008
Rain lashes Viru's boys, sends Riders crashing out

NEW DELHI: A morose Delhi Daredevils dressing room sat and watched in silence as rain lashed the Ferozeshah Kotla on Thursday, washing out their all-important clash with the Kolkata Knight Riders.



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