Cricket

NEW DELHI: The most powerful cricket body in the world has yet again been forced to eat humble pie after falling at the wrong end of the stick on the legal front. Needless to say, it is a seriously expensive pie. 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly ready to cough up compensation of over Rs8 billion to IPL franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala for terminating its contract in 2011, a massive mark-up on the Rs3 billion the team's promoters were initially willing to settle for.

Nov 25, 2020 18:11
NEW DELHI: As the biggest cricketing nations, India and Australia, are set to enthrall cricket fans across the globe, Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday have launched an Augmented Reality (AR) effect featuring Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli.
Nov 25, 2020 18:11
MUMBAI: If social media mentions is a pointer to the future, the next phase in the journey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's former 'captain cool', is in the here and now.  As per social media analytics firm Twitteet, the Chennai Super Kings skipper did not feature in the top 5 list in Twitter engagements in October among Indian cricketers. Reason: Dhoni was not active at all on social media in October. 
Nov 25, 2020 18:11
MUMBAI: The share of ads featuring a sports celebrity, as against a film celebrity, has gone up 3% in Indian Premier League 2020 - from 14% during IPL 2019 to 17% in the recently concluded 2020 edition.   As per the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India data, this IPL has witnessed a 3 per cent growth in the ads featuring sports celebrities versus Bollywood celebrities. 
Nov 25, 2020 16:11
MUMBAI: England's tour of India next year will comprise four Tests instead of the regulation five to accommodate the limited-overs series that had to be postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PTI quotes BCCI president Sourav Ganguly as having confirmed the schedule for the series planned in February-March while speaking at an online event.
Nov 25, 2020 16:11
MUMBAI: Los Angeles-based short video application Triller will host an exclusive, pay-per-view livestream of the historic battle between, long retired heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. - former four-division world champion on November 29th, 07:30AM IST, for fans in India. 
Nov 25, 2020 16:11
DUBAI: New Zealand Cricket's Greg Barclay has been elected as the new independent chair of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The Auckland-based commercial lawyer succeeds Shashank Manohar, who stepped down in July.
Nov 25, 2020 15:11
MUMBAI: Strengthening its cricket portfolio, Star India has acquired the media rights of Cricket South Africa (CSA) till the end of the 2023/24 cricket season, across Asia, Middle East and North Africa. The agreement grants Star India exclusive rights across linear and digital mediums including all India tours to South Africa in this period.
Nov 24, 2020 18:11
MUMBAI: Public service broadcaster All India Radio has secured permission from Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), the India territory media rights holder for international cricket in Australia, for ball-by-ball commentary of the upcoming blockbuster series between hosts Australia and India. 
Nov 24, 2020 18:11
DUBLIN, Ireland: Cricket Ireland on Monday announced ITW Consulting Pvt Ltd as ground rights holder for international home matches until 2022.
Nov 24, 2020 18:11
NEW DELHI: Former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly has added hygiene brand Livinguard AG to his portfolio of endorsements, and which been growing exponentially since he took the reins as BCCI president.  Ganguly has signed on with Livinguard AG as its brand ambassador for masks and gloves.