Archive for March, 2008

Kolkata Knight Riders’ Shah Rukh Khan mired in IPL Twenty20 ticket row

Kolkata Knight Riders team owner and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has landed in a soup over ticket distribution of DLF IPL Twenty20 matches. Cricket Members Forum of Bengal has filed a case in a Kolkata court challenging the authority of Cricket Association of Bengal to distribute tickets for the tournament. The forum wants free [...]

Anil Kumble puts onus on batsmen ahead of 1st Test against South Africa; Rahul Dravid eyes 10,000-run club entry

India take on a resurgent South Africa in Chennai on Wednesday as skipper Anil Kumble seeks a first slot in Test rankings and key batsman Rahul Dravid chases the 80 rund he needs to make it to the 10,000-run club. Rahul Dravid will become the only third Indian after Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar to [...]

Bangalore Royal Challengers’ Jacques Kallis wants separate tour window for IPL, says hectic schedule hindering all-rounders

Bangalore Royal Chalengers’ $900,000 buy Jacques Kallis has urged the ICC to have a separate tour window for IPL, saying the immense work load on players was hindering the chances of the game getting more all-rounders. Jacques Kallis also said all-rounders would have to either stick to being Test players or ODI players to meet [...]

Sunil Gavaskar may face the axe as ICC cricket panel head

Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar may have to quit as the ICC’s cricket committee chairperson due to perceived conflict of interests with his role as a columnist, media reports said. A report said the ICC has decided on this after its executive board meeting in Dubai. Sunil Gavaskar had described cricket playing nations Australia and [...]

EOW finds evidence againt ex-BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmia for misappropriation of World Cup funds?

Former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmia is in deep trouble after the Economic Offences Wing of Mumbai Police reportedly found documents that could implicate him for allegedly misappropriating Rs 2.90 crore from a BCCI account opened in connection with the Cricket World Cup in 1996. Jagmohan Dalmia has denied any involvement in the scam. The account [...]

Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan may skip Sri Lanka’s Pak tour for IPL

The cash-rich Indian Premier League is now throwing international schedules into disarray, with Sri Lanka’s ODI tour of Pakistan set to suffer as many Sri Lankan players are toying with the idea of skipping that to participate in DLF IPL Twenty20, which begins from April 18. The Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka itself was organized [...]

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 [...]