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.

Jan 27, 2023 19:01
The Rs 4669.99 crore that has been committed for the purchase of five franchises in the upcoming Women’s Premier League (WPL) on Wednesday marks yet another valuation milestone delivered out of cricket's financial centre.
Jan 27, 2023 18:01
MUMBAI: Digital sports platform FanCode will live-stream England’s tour of South Africa starting this Friday, January 27.  The three-match ODI series culminates on February 1. All three ODIs will be streamed on FanCode’s app (Android, iOS, TV) and on www.fancode.com.
Jan 27, 2023 17:01
In a significant first for world cricket, the International Cricket Council has named an all-female panel of match officials for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 in South Africa. Three match referees and 10 umpires make up the 13-woman team in what is a landmark moment and is in part of the ICC’s strategic ambition of advancing the involvement and visibility of women in cricket.
Jan 25, 2023 15:01
MUMBAI: Yet another revenue landmark for Indian cricket was registered Wednesday after the sale of five franchises that will make up the first season of the Women's Premier League (NOT Women's Indian Premier league) raked in a combined Rs 4669.99 crore. For perspective, this is a higher number than the BCCI got from the sale of eight teams when the Indian Premier League was launched in 2008. 
Jan 25, 2023 13:01
Acting on expected lines, Viacom18 is reportedly set to merge its flagship OTT platform Voot with JioCinema ahead of 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League. Viacom18 holds exclusive streaming rights for the IPL.   The combined OTT is also likely to go for a re-branding ahead of the airing of the league, The Hindu Businessline, quoting sources, reports.
Jan 24, 2023 07:01
NEW DELHI: Licensed cricket digital collectibles platform Rario Monday announced its partnership with promising youngsters Nitish Rana and Rahul Tewatia to introduce exclusive digital player cards. 
Jan 24, 2023 06:01
The ongoing DP World International League T20 in the UAE has announced FairPlay News as official partner. FairPlay News, a subsidiary of sports betting exchange FairPlay, has backed a number of teams and leagues, including the Sri Lanka women’s cricket team and the men’s team when they won the Asia Cup in 2022. 
Jan 23, 2023 21:01
MUMBAI: With the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 on the horizon, Star Sports, official broadcasters of the marquee event, launches its promo which recognises the presence of a new brand of cricket and its heroes.
Jan 23, 2023 21:01
The demerit point handed to the Rawalpindi pitch after the first match of the ICC World Test Championship series between Pakistan and England has now been rescinded. The decision was taken following an appeal from the Pakistan Cricket Board. The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium was given a “below average” pitch rating after the first Test of the series in early December.
Jan 23, 2023 19:01
MUMBAI: Six of the ten franchises that make up the Indian Premier League have formally submitted expressions of interest in the Women's IPL,  Cricbuzz reports.