Archive for April 15th, 2008

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Sourav Ganguly’s core team includes Ricky Ponting

Team for inaugural clash against Bangalore Royal Challengers to be decided later, Knight Riders play practice match in Eden Gardens, Koltata Kolkata Knight Riders captain and icon player Sourav Ganguly has formed a core team to plot the strategy for his team’s success in IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team is owned by Bollywood superstar [...]

IPL-Media tussle persists, television channels threaten blackout

PTI to cover event in protest The IPL- Media tussle over the media guidelines seems to persist despite the Twenty20 governing body relenting to many issues raised the media fraternity. The News Broadcasters Association, an umbrella body of television broadcasters, have decided to boycott IPL, trigerring a prospect that many channels would resort to a [...]

Andrew Symonds: IPL a new frontier in cricket, no need to sledge in T20 matches

Having got enough money from Hyderabad’s IPL team Deccan Chargers, Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds is very keen to play and win the new Twenty20 extravaganza starting from Apil 18. Deccan Chargers have bought Andrew Symonds for $1.35 million. Talking to the media, Andrew Symonds said “I must thank the owners for bidding for me in [...]

IPL tickets not a big hit among fans; Actors, players queue up to sell tickets

Since only five days are remaining for the inaugural of Indian Premier League (IPL), the ticket sales are not going forward as expected. Some of the teams participating in the IPL have not even started the sale of tickets. They are still looking for a an appropriate date to start the same. It is very [...]

Shaun Pollock looking forward to play with Sachin for MUmbai Indians

Shaun Pollock, the former South african all-rounder, is looking forward to play in the Indian Premier League with veteran Sachin Tendulkar for Mumbai Indians. Shaun Pollock is one among the former test players who have joined the IPL. Recently Pollock retired from international cricket with the Proteas. The 34-year-old Shaun Pollock has joined the Mumbai [...]

ITC Welcomgroup hospitality partner for IPL, ad spots on MAX sell like hot cakes

The ITC Welcomgroup Hotels, Palaces and Resorts is the preferred hospitality partner for the DLF IPL. Lalit Modi , DLF IPL chairman and commissioner, has said, “I am very pleased to have the country’s leading chain of hotels, resorts and palaces join us as the preferred hospitality partner of the DLF Indian Premier League. I [...]

IPL ticket sales pick up, grand show planned for IPL launch ceremony

All the tickets for the first IPL match, on April 18, 2008, have been sold out. Tickets worth around Rs 8 lakh were sold from 18 counters on April 15, 2008. Shahrukh Khan is said to have cut the cost of tickets to Rs 100, which will be available apart from the Rs 220, Rs [...]

Mumbai Indians begin ticket sales for matches in Mumbai, Sachin doubtful

Reliance owned Mumbai Indians IPL team has started their ticket sales for matches to be played n home ground. The home matches would be played in Wankhade Stadium and D Y Patil Stadium at Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Mumbai Indians’ first take on Vijay Mallya promoted Bangalore Royal Challengers in Wankhade stadium on April 20. Sachin [...]

IPL ad annoys Chennai Super Kings fans

An IPL ad has sparked off debates over regional stereotypes. In the ad, a woman in typical Bengali attire, in an elevator, notices a nerdy young man reading about Chennai Super Kings fan. She then accuses him of touching her, and while leaving the elevator shows him her key chain, which identifies her as a [...]

Wasim Akram says IPL and Twenty20 point to dangerous trend in cricket

Pak cricket legend Wasim AKram has joined the growing chorus of criticism against the Indian Premier League. Wasim Akram says IPL can distract cricketers as players are now even willing to give up their international careers. Wasim Akram says the ICC should have foreseen this danger ten years back. Akram also said the IPL will [...]