Archive for March 6th, 2008

Jaipur’s Shane Warne says IPL will not be an acrimonious affair

Aussie spin wizard Shane Warne , who will captain and coach Jaipur IPL team, says the DLF IPL Twenty20 tournament would not be an acrimonious affair, despite India’s controversial tour of Australia. The Austalian tour had been a much charged-up affair following a spate of controversies including the racism charges levelled against Harbjahan Singh and [...]

Harbhajan Singh vows to continue on-field antics

Indian spinner (and IPL Mumbai player) Harbhajan Singh has left a bitter message to the hostile Australian crowds — the off-spinner says he would continue his on-field antics. Harbhajan Singh was embroiled in a series of rows during India’s just-concluded tour of Australia, including an allegation by Andrew Symonds about a racist taunt. He was [...]

Australian captain Ricky Ponting urged to tear away IPL’s $400,000 contract for his own good

Ricky Ponting’s reign over the Australian cricket team has come under flak, with critics and some wellwishers urging him to resist the $400,000 IPL lure and take a break to get back into cricket afresh after regaining his form. Cricket writer Robert Craddock wrote in The Daily Telegraph that the last thing Ricky Ponting, the [...]

DLF IPL’s 2nd player auction next week

The Indian Premier League (IPL) will conduct its second auction next week, in a move aimed to give room for franchises which have still money left. Franchises can spend a maximum of $5 and a minimum of $3.3 millionfor buying players. The first IPL auction was held in Mumbai’s Hilton Hotel on February 20th. IPL’s [...]