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Tag Archives: IPL

Chinese $330 million sponsorship of IPL under threat

NEW DELHI: Chinese sponsorship of India’s biggest sporting event was under threat Friday after a border clash between the two countries sparked calls in India for a boycott of Chinese products and companies. The Indian Premier League cricket tournament said its chiefs would meet next week to review sponsorship deals. ...

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Rohit Sharma wants to play both T20 World Cup and IPL

NEW DELHI: India’s limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma wants to compete in both the T20 World Cup and the IPL this year as chances are that only one of the two tournaments could be salvaged due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ICC is yet to decide on the fate of ...

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Sammy Speaks Up on Ishant Sharma and Sarfaraz Ahmed’s Racial Slur

Darren Sammy’s campaign against racism in cricket has taken a new turn as the former West Indian skipper has dived into the incident involving Sarfaraz Ahmed and South African all-rounder, Andile Phehlukwayo. The then Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz, had used a racial slur against the South African, following which he was ...

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Coronavirus may force IPL out of India

LONDON: The Indian Premier League (IPL) could be moved out of the country if the coronavirus pandemic does not ease in the next two months, IPL chairman Brijesh Patel told AFP on Friday. “Let us first see, we will try to stage it in India and if the situation does ...

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Murali Vijay want dinner date with Elysse Perry

DUBAI: Murali Vijay, the out-of-favour Indian Test opener and a senior member of the Chennai Super Kings team, found himself at the receiving end of often not-so-good humoured trolling for wanting to go out on a dinner date with Elysse Perry – the glamorous Australian women’s cricketer. Speaking at a ...

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Clarke slammed for suggesting Aussies sucked up to India for IPL

NEW DELHI: Michael Clarke’s claims that Australian players “sucked up” to India and Virat Kohli to secure lucrative deals in the country’s premier league are ridiculous, say former top Indian cricketers. Clarke said last week that Australians were “too scared to sledge” skipper Kohli or other Indian players because of ...

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Anil Kumble appointed head coach of Kings XI Punjab

NEW DELHI: Former India skipper Anil Kumble has been appointed as the head coach of Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). According to ESPNcricinfo, Kumble has been put in charge of “all cricket-related affairs” of the team and will be making a presentation ...

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India forced Sri Lanka players to pull out of Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: Pakistan Science and Technology Minister Fawad Hussain on Tuesday claimed that Sri Lankan cricket players opted out from the upcoming tour of Pakistan after India threatened them that they will be ousted from the Indian Premier League (IPL) if they failed to do so. Hussain, infamous for making ridiculous ...

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AB de Villiers fires Middlesex to victory on T20 Blast debut

BIRMINGHAM: AB de Villiers made his debut in England’s T20 Blast and played a marvellous knock for Middlesex to help them win at Lord’s. Ab de Villiers scored a quick 88 runs off 43 balls and remained unbeaten to help his team defeat Essex by seven wickets. This was Ab ...

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Bayliss to coach IPL’s Sunrisers Hyderabad after Ashes

LONDON: Sunrisers Hyderabad have hired England’s World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss ahead of the 2020 season, the Indian Premier League franchise (IPL) said on Thursday. Bayliss, 56, whose national team contract ends in September, had been linked with multiple IPL franchises by the Indian media since overseeing England’s successful 2019 ...

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