Archive for March 10th, 2008

IPL fixes selection process for Under-19 players

The IPL organisers have formalised the selection process for India’s Under-19 players, who won the Under-19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur recently. IPL chairman Lalit Modi told a website that the Under-19 players for IPL Twenty20 tournament will have a fixed price of $30,000 and selection would be through a draw of lots. From next [...]

IPL Kolkata, Mohali teams shoot theme music videos

As a cash-rich IPL basks in the pre-tournament hype, Kolkata and Mohali franchaise team owners, Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Priety Zinta, are coming up with innovative techniques to sustain the momentum of publicity. Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta have reportedly working been on theme song music videos for their respective IPL teams. [...]

Wavell Hinds propels Ahmedabad Rockets to 19-run win against Chandigarh Lions in ICL Edelweiss inaugural match

Ahmedabad Rockets won the first match of the 3rd Edelweiss 20s challenge ICL championship, beating Chandigarh Lions by 19 runs at Panchkula on Sunday. Player of the match Wavell Hinds and Sachin Dholpure scored half centuries for Ahmedabad Rockets, whose Captain Damien Martyn won the toss and elected to bat. Ahmedabad Rockets got off to [...]

18 players up for grabs in 2nd IPL auction on March 11

Eighteen players, incuding Pakistan’s Misabah-ul-Haq, Bangladesh’s Mohammed Ashraful and Australia’s Shane Watson, will be up for grabs in the second IPL auction to be held on March 11. Seven New Zealand players, four Aussies, three Pakistanis, two Bangladeshis and one player each from Sri Lanka and South Africa will be auctioned on March 11. There [...]

Sachin Tendulkar to captain Mumbai IPL, team named Mumbai Indians, logo unveiled

Reliance-owned Mumbai IPL team has been named Mumbai Indians and icon player Sachin Tendulkar will be the captain of the team. Sudarshana Chakra with Mumbai Indians engraved on it will be the team logo and the jersey colour will be the Indian team’s colour- Blue. Mumbai IPL captain Sachin Tendulkar himself unveiled the logo. Sachin [...]

Mumbai IPL’s Harbhajan Singh under ICC scanner for comments on Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist

Mumbai IPL’s Harbhajan Singh is in trouble again for his reported comments against Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist. Harbhajan Singh had reportedly called Matthew Hayden a liar and said Adam Gilchrist was no saint. However, Harbhajan ha already denied these remarks. An Australian media report said match referees Mike Procter and Jeff Crowe have asked [...]

Mumbai’s Harbhajan Singh blasts Andrew Symonds, Matthew Hayden ahead of IPL

Mumbai IPL star Harbhajan Singh has stepped up his attacks against Aussies, saying Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds thought they were bigger than the game itself. Mathew Hayden will play for Chennai IPL while Symonds has been bagged by Hyderabad IPL. Matthew Hayden got $375,000 while Andrew Symonds got a whopping $1.3 million in the [...]