Archive for February, 2008

Aussie spinner Shane Warne to captain, coach Jaipur IPL team

Legendary Australian leg spinner Shane Warne will don another role for the Jaipur IPL team apart from that of the skipper – Warne would also coach the team.
That means he would be in complete charge of the team which include South African captain Graeme Smith, Pak cricketers Younis Khan and Kamran Akmal.

Gary Kirsten says he doesn’t fit in IPL’s scheme of things as of now

Indian cricket coach says priority is Test team Indian cricket team coach and former South African cricketer Gary Kirsten says he does not fit into the BCCI promoted Indian Premier League’s scheme of things as of now. Gary Kirsten, it seems, is wary of the huge sums of money which raw talents like Ishant Sharma [...]

Preity Zinta desperately wanted Harbhajan Singh in IPL Mohali team

Mohali team’s promoter, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta says it was sad not to get local lad Harbhajan Singh in the Mohali squad. The actress, who along with beau Ness Wadia, promotes the team, told a news agency that it would have been nice if the spinner was in the local team Mohali. That sure makes [...]

EX-Aussie coach John Buchanan wants ICC to handle IPL with care

John Buchanan, former Australian coach and presently recruited to coach Shah Rukh Khan’s Kolkata team, seems to adopt a cautious approach when it comes to IPL. The Aussie, who will have to now preside over a team which will have former rival captain Sourav Ganguly as its icon player, says the International Cricket Council should [...]

Shane Warne to team up with Grame Smith in the Jaipur IPL team

Aussie spin legend Shane Warne never thought he would play alongside archrival and South African Captain Grame Smith. But that is exactly what has happened. They will play for Jaipur in the IPL Twenty20, which begins in Bangalore on April 18. Shane Warne, who has never hid his animosity for the SA captain, has been [...]

Mohammed Kaif and the under-19 players: The youth brigade’s dilemma

India’s Under-19 players have been asked by the BCCI not to sign contracts with Indian Premier League until a formula has been devised for dealing with raw, talents. This follows widespread complaints that various agents have swarmed them with lucrative offers distracting them from the ongoing Under-22 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur. India meet New [...]

Indian Premier League gets a rival in Stanford

The Indian Premier League has a wannabe rival. Billionaire Allen Stanford is the latest to realise the potential riches of the cracking Twenty20 format. The Texan’s proposal is mindboggling – he is offering $20 million for a single Twenty20 Match next year to Indian, Aussie and English cricketers. Stanford says they just need to play [...]

IPL team composition for Mohali

Mohali: Yuvraj Singh Mahela Jayawardene Simon Katich Kumar Sangakkara Ramnaresh Sarwan Brett Lee Irfan Pathan Piyush Chawla Ramesh Powar Sreesanth Tom Moody

Kolkata IPL team members

Kolkata Sourav Ganguly Ricky Ponting Chris Gayle David Hussey Murali Kartik Brendon McCullum (wk) Ishant Sharma Shoaib Akhtar Umar Gul John Buchanan  (Coach)

Jaipur Indian Premier League team

This is what the Indian Premier League Jaipur looks like post-auction: Mohammad Kaif , Shane Warne Kamran Akmal Justin Langer Munaf Patel Yusuf Pathan Graeme Smith Younis Khan