Archive for April 10th, 2008

Test defeat, media control on IPL coverage bring new controversies

The Indian Premier League has found itself into troubled waters even before the first ball has been bowled. The defeat of the Indians in the second Test against South Africa in Ahmedabad has initiated angry reactions from the media and the enthusiasts of the game. Many feel that India’s worst Test defeat at home can [...]

SET MAX telecast – Manoranjan Ka Baap IPL ad ready

With the DLF Indian Premier League (IPL) set to start on April 18, 2008, SET MAX has conceptualized its IPL broadcast campaign with the view to prime its viewers for this entertainment spectacle. In India, the IPL matches would be telecast on the SET MAX channel. Vodafone is the presenting sponsor for the IPL league. [...]

England plans EPL to take on IPL

Perturbed by the soaring popularity of IPL much before the tournament has begun and shocked by the tendency to even shun playing for the country to exploit IPL riches, the England and Wales Cricket Board may soon set up an English Premier League (EPL) Twenty20, on the lines of IPL. Incidentally, IPL is modelled on [...]

Majority of Aussie players prefer IPL money over playing for the country

An Australian Cricketers Association survey has revealed that about half of the country’s cricketers would give up playing cricket for the country for a stint in the Lucrative IPL Twenty20. Fouty seven percent of the national players said yes to this query , while 93 percent of state level players also had the same answer. [...]