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 21, 2022 14:01
MUMBAI: CVC Capital Partners, owner of the new Indian Premier League franchise based out of Ahmedabad, has reportedly hired an agency to suggest a suitable name for the team ahead of the 2022 edition of the IPL. Vector agency has been mandated to choose a name based on the "heritage of Gujarat", Cricbuzz reports. 
Jan 21, 2022 13:01
MUMBAI: Dream Sports owned digital sports content platform FanCode, which holds the media rights – broadcast and streaming – of Cricket West Indies (CWI) in India till 2024, will exclusively live-stream England's upcoming tour of the Caribbean. 
Jan 21, 2022 13:01
MUMBAI: Cricket must be the only game in the world in which a World Cup draw is not shown live. Translated this means commercial considerations and NOT the luck of the draw determine into which groups the "big teams" are placed.
Jan 21, 2022 10:01
"THE INEVITABLE CAME A BIT EARLY." That was PTI on Virat Kohli's decision last Saturday to quit as India's Test captain, a day after his team failed to do what no Indian team before had managed in South Africa. Win a Test series against the Rainbow Nation.
Jan 20, 2022 19:01
DUBAI: As part of the 2021 edition of the ICC Awards, the International Cricket Council announced the ICC Teams of the Year across men’s and women’s international cricket across their channels Thursday.  Significantly, no Indian cricketers could make it to the final XI of the T20 men's international team shortlisted by the apex cricket governing body. 
Jan 20, 2022 18:01
MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Tours and Fixtures Committee has recommended that the three-match ODI series and the upcoming three-match T20I series between India and West Indies be played in Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
Jan 20, 2022 11:01
MUMBAI: Fintech firm slice, which terms itself India's leading credit card challenger, Thursday announced a three-year partnership as principal sponsor of Reliance Industries Ltd-owned Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians.  Financial terms were not disclosed. 
Jan 18, 2022 18:01
MUMBAI: The two new Indian Premier League franchises - the Ahmedabad team owned by CVC Capital Partners and the Lucknow one acquired by the RP Sanjiv Goenka Group - have reportedly finalised the three players each one is entitled to pick ahead of next months IPL mega auction.   
Jan 17, 2022 19:01
NEW DELHI: Cricket-based digital collectibles platform Rario on Monday announced a partnership with Howzat Legends League Cricket (LLC).  The inaugural edition of the league, comprising former international cricket stars, is scheduled to be played from 20-29 January at Muscat, Oman. 
Jan 13, 2022 20:01
MUMBAI: With India’s Covid-19 curve showing an alarming upswing, the BCCI has reportedly put in place a contingency plan of moving the upcoming Season 15 of the newly expanded 10-team Indian Premier League to South Africa, which had once hosted the IPL in 2009.  The BCCI is also exploring the Sri Lanka option as it puts on paper its pandemic-time Plan B, Indian Express reports.