Archive for March, 2008

Indian coach Gary Kirsten says Anil Kumble commands respect, Dhoni reminds him of Cronje

Chennai Super Kings and Indian ODI/Twenty20 skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been likened to late South African skipper Hansie Cronje by Cronje’s former colleague and Indian team coach Gary Kirsten. Gary Kirsten said while Test skipper Anil Kumble had earned the respect of team mates, ODI and Twenty20 skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was able to [...]

Sourav Ganguly hopes IPL would get him back into Indian ODI team

Kolkat Knight Riders captain Sourav Ganguly thinks the DLF IPL Twenty20 would propel him back to India’a ODI squad. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid (Bangalore Royal Challengers), who both have scored more than 10,000 runs in One-Day internationals, did not find a place in the Indian ODI team after selectors and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni [...]

Rajasthan Royals’ Shane Warne comes out in defence of DLF IPL Twenty20

Rajasthan Royals captain and coach Shane Warne has strongly defended DLF IPL Twenty in the backdrop of accusations that many cricketers are shunning their country commitments to exploit the lucrative IPL. Shane Warne said in his weekly column in a newspaper that the IPL, on the contrary, gives the game a big boost. Shane Warne [...]

Ricky Ponting, Brett Lee, Andrew Symonds may play just two weeks in IPL

Australian cricketers participating in IPL are in a fix after team coach fixed a training camp in Queensland ahead of the West Indies tour in the first week of May, clashing with the IPL Twenty20 tournament. The DLF IPL Twenty20 tournament starts on April 18, which means Ricky Ponting (Kolkata Knight Riders), Andrew Symonds (Hyderabad), [...]

Akshay Kumar is brand ambassador of Delhi IPL team

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has been roped in as the brand ambassador of the IPL Delhi team, continuing the film industry’s association with the Twenty20 tournament. “I belong to Delhi and this my team. I always like cricket and I am a firm believer in sportsman spirit,” said Akhsay Kumar. The Bollywood action and comic [...]

Mohammad Kaif to replace Sachin Tendulkar in 2nd Test, Anil Kumble also injured

Sachin Tendulkar will make way for Mohammad Kaif in the second Test against South Africa due to an injury during the first Test in Chennai. The second Test starts on April 3 in Ahmedabad. Sachin Tendulkar’s groin injury worsened while fielding in Chennai test. Meanwhile, captain Anil Kumble is also nursing a groin injury, but [...]

IPL teams and coaches

After the war for big players, the Indian Premium League teams have begun hunting for the super coaches. Many a big name in cricket world has already joined as coaches of different cash-rich IPL teams. With hype on IPL catching up aggressively, teams are busy recruiting celebrity veterans in international cricket to train the young [...]

India Cements devising strategies for promoting brand through IPL

Corporate major India Cements will soon give shape to a well developed strategy for promoting its brand using the Indian Premier League (IPL). India cements recently bought the rights for the Chennai team of Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings.  There were concerns among its investors that spending huge money on such events would have [...]

Rajasthan Royals’ skipper Shane Warne to skip Hampshire county commitments

Rajasthan Royals IPL Twenty20 team captain and coach Shane Warne has said he would not be able to honour his English county commitments due to his dual role in IPL. The 38-year-old Shane Warne plays for Hampshire in English county. This is the latest in a series of player withdrawals from their previous commitments, including [...]

Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Pataudi to select IPL Twenty20 player of the league

Sunil Gavaskar, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Ravi Shastri, all former Indian captains, will form the panel to select the Player of the League in the DLF IPL Twenty20 tournament. The Player of the League will be awarded a million rupees by Twenty20 title sponsors, DLF, India’s largest listed real estate firm. IPL chairman Lalit [...]