MS Dhoni signs India’s biggest ever sports management deal for $42 million

MS Dhoni seems to be well on his way to being the most successful Indian sportsman ever.

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BCCI show cause notice to six Indian cricketers for pub brawl

The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued show cause notices to six members of the Indian cricket team that took part in the T20 World Cup, for allegedly being involved in a pub brawl in St.Lucia in the West Indies on May 11.

The notices were issued to Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Rohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja.  A source in the BCCI said that the show cause notices were signed by Board secretary N. Srinivasan and had been served to the players. Of the six players, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra and Rohit Sharma will also be left out of the selection process for the team for the Asia Cup to be held in Sri Lanka next month.

The decision to serve the notices was taken by the BCCI President Shashank Manohar after the World Cup team manager Ranjib Biswal submitted his report regarding the performance of the team during the course of the tour and the reasons for their exit from the tournament in the Super Eight stage. Biswal was present in the pub called Tequila Joe during the brawl and has included the first-hand account of the entire incident in his report which was presented to the Board on Saturday. Media reports suggest that the brawl took place between the six cricketers and fans who abused the cricketers for failing to reach the semi-final stage of the tournament. The cricketers reacted to the verbal abuse, which led to the brawl.

The Board had earlier warned the players, before leaving for the tournament, about staying away from controversies. Players were also given instructions to avoid stepping out of their hotel rooms past 9.30 pm. They were also asked to obtain special permission from manager Biswal, in case they needed to leave the hotel for a meal.

The Board, however, did not take any action against captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and they appreciated his handling of the incident. Other players who were present in the pub but not were not part of the brawl were also let off with a warning.

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Indian cricket skipper MS Dhoni and his boys are being forced to answer questions raised by the country as well as an irked coach.

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India cricket team for T20 World Cup does not feature IPL’s in-form cricketers

Even as the ongoing edition of the IPL is sailing towards an exciting finish, the new squad announced on Friday for the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies later on, has thrown up a handful of surprises. For some of the cricketers now playing consistently in the IPL tourney, the team announcement has come as rude shock.

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Younis Khan and Mohammad Yusuf PCB life ban revoked

Ban and back: High drama in Pak cricket

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Now buy IPL 3 tickets online and on mobile

Vodafone Essar, one of the leading mobile-phone services providers in India, has announced that all subscribers of Vodafone can buy tickets for the DLF IPL season III through Vodafone M-Shop.

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IPL cricket matches to be broadcast live on YouTube

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has entered into a broadcast agreement with the online video aggregator YouTube to beam the IPL cricket marches live online to millions of viewers.

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Matthew Hayden to open cricket academy in Chennai

Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden is all set to open a cricket academy in India. Hayden who also plays for Chennai Superkings
in the IPL would be opening this academy in Chennai by 2010.
Hayden signed a pact with the Chennai Super Kings franchise to set up the academy, on July 25, 2009.
Hayden has also mentioned that he would look to other experienced cricketers like Stephen Fleming of NewZealand and Rahul Dravid of
India for support. “Rahul Dravid has those values in him which I can also identify with. I had a few long discussions with him in South
Africa regarding this and I would surely love to have him with me,” Hayden said.
Hayden wishes to impart his cricketing knowledge to the numerous youngsters in India who wish to play for the country some day. Cricket
is a famous sport in India and Hayden wants to impart proper ‘cricketing education’ to youngsters.
“It’s not just about cricket. We should be able to understand that the kids who will be training in the academy may not go on to become
cricketers in life. Education is something they can always fall back on and it will be given equal importance,” he further added.
Earlier Steve Waugh worked for Udayan in Kolkata which has inspired Matthew Hayden to start his own academy in India. “I have always been
inspired by the way Steve (Waugh) worked for Udayan in Kolkata. Similarly, I am also looking forward to do something for Chennai,” he said.
Hayden, who retired earlier in 2009, has been one of the most successful cricketers for Australia. He aims to inculcate the ‘Hayden
way’ among the budding cricketers through his academy.

Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden is all set to open a cricket academy in India. Hayden who also plays for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL would be opening this academy in Chennai by 2010.

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Match-fixing allegations about KKR- Bangalore Royal Challengers match for not playing Brad Hodge

It didn’t take too long for IPL to be caught in a match-fixing controversy. And who but the woe-begotten Kolkata Knight Riders could have found themselves in the eye of the storm.

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Dabur Glucose-D Ace of Pace bowling talent hunt launched

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