Archive for March 20th, 2008

Kingfisher Airlines is IPL umpire partner

Kingfisher Airlines in the official umpire partner of the DLF IPL, and will  sponsor all third umpire decisions in 59 matches of IPL. As part of the Rs 106-crore deal, Kingfisher Airlines will get to display its brands on Umpires’ uniforms in all the IPL matches. Lalit Modi, Chairman and Commissioner, DLF IPL said, “I [...]

ICC – BCCI to sign contract to protect international cricket

The ICC plans to sign a contract with BCCI to ensure that international cricket schedules are not jeopardized by IPL. According to the contract, IPL must respect international schedules and not take on players that do not have board clearance to take part in IPL. This would include players who have been retired for up [...]

2011 World Cup to have 2 teams less, Champions Trophy 2008 from September 11

The 2011 Cricket World Cup would have two teams less than the previous one, reports said. The last Cricket World Cup in West Indies had 16 nations, inviting criticism that it prolonged the tournament and that including more teams would affect the standards of the game. The ICC has not drawn up the schedule of [...]

ICC may allow players to refer umpire’s decision to third umpires

The International Cricket Council is toying with the idea of allowing players to challenge umpires decision by referring it to TV umpires. There have been many instances when decisions have gone awfully wrong, especially during India’s recent tour of Australia. Many believe umpiring errors cost India the Sydney test a reversal of which would have [...]

DLF IPL Twenty20 not in ICC Futures Tour programme

The IPL will not be factored in the ICC Futures Tour programme, a decision that would mean that IPL editions would clash with various international cricket tours. Many players have been demanding ICC to include IPL in its tours programme so that players’ national commitments do not clash with IPL editions. More than 90 international [...]

Dhoni takes on Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid; justifies his youth policy

The Indian ODI & Twenty20 captain does not hide his aversion for Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, who have both scored more than 10,000 runs each in one-day cricket Indian Team’s one-day and Twenty20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings) has justified his decision to exclude Sourav Ganguly (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Rahul Dravid [...]

Mohali IPL’s Sreesanth says India better in pressure situations now

Kerala speedster Shantakumaran Sreesanth , who will play for Mohali IPL team, says the Indian team’s recent form in the CB series in Australia was mainly due to its improved performances in pressure situations. S Sreesanth, who has been recalled to the Test squad against South Africa, said after he toned down his aggressive behaviour [...]

Hyderabad IPL team named Deccan Chargers; VVS Laxman captain, Adam Gilchrist is vice captain

The DLF IPL Twenty20 Hyderabad team has been christened Deccan Chargers. VVS Laxman is the captain, while Australia’s Adam Gilchrist is the vice captain of Deccan Chargers. Gilchrist retired from ODIs and tests during India’s recent tour of Australia. The logo and anthem of Deccan Chargers wwre also revealed. The logo would be a charging [...]

Venkatesh Prasad, Robin Singh to continue as Indian team’s bowling, fielding coaches; Asst Manager Lalchand Rajput to coach Mumbai Indians IPL team

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to continue with Robin Singh as fielding coach and Venkatesh Prasad as bowling coach for the South Africa Test series. After Gary Kirsten took over as coach of Indian team, speculation mounted that both will be axed. The series starts on March 26. Assistant coach [...]