Archive for April 16th, 2008

English cricketers could play in 2010 IPL

English Player’s Association claims that at last country’s board is willing to allow the players to play in the last two weeks of Indian Premier League’s 2009 edition. According to Professional Cricketers’ Association chief Sean Morris, ECB will consider the matter and the players can participate in the later stages of Twenty20 tournament in 2010. [...]

Urgent hearing appeal against Royal Challengers overturned by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has refused an urgent hearing regarding the request for a ban on the name of Banglore Royal Challengers in Indian Premier League (IPL) starting from Friday. The petitioner had made an urgent request before a bench consisting of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice R V Raveendran. As per [...]

Sachin Tendulkar’s fitness for IPL matches still unclear

Sachin Tendulkar’s fitness for IPL still unclear, Sachin’s IPL presence still doubtful ========================== Since only few days are remaining for the inaugural match of IPL, Sachin Tendulkar, captain of Mukesh Ambani’s Mumbai Indians team admits that he is not fully fit yet. Tendulkar is suffering from a groin injury. According to sources close to Mukesh [...]

Rajasthan Royals IPL team

This is the final composition of the Rajasthan Royals IPL team. As we reported earlier, Graeme Smith, the South AFrica ODI and test team captain will not be playing in the intial matches – Darren Lehmann, former  Australian player, has been appointed by the team to replace him. Shane Warne Graeme Smith Younis Khan Shane [...]

Rajasthan Royals get Darren Lehmann to replace Graeme Smith for initial matches

Darren Lehmann, the former Australian batsman, has joined the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 38-year-old Lehmann will play for Rajasthan Royals’ opening matches. Lehmann will play as a replacement for South African skipper Graeme Smith. Darren Lehmann received a call from Rajasthan Royal’s captain and his former teammate Shane Warne to inquire about his willingness [...]

Chennai Super Kings to miss Ntini, Morkel for matches against Mohali Kings, Mumbai Indians

But Fleming, Oram, Matthew Hayden, Muttiah Muralitharan can make up, though Laxmipathi Balaji would have to stay out in the matches of Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab (Mohali and Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings led by Indian ODI and Twenty 20 skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will miss the two star foreign players Makhaya [...]

Sachin Tendulkar to celebrate 35th birthday during IPL, admits he is excited to take on Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid

Decision on his fitness to be taken later Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, captain of the Mumbai Indians IPL team, is excited to be part of Twenty20 as it gives him an opportunity to take on colleagues Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and M S Dhoni, as well as team up with his India mates [...]

In Shoaib AKhtar’s absence Kolkata Knight Riders rely on Umar Gul, Ishant Sharma, says Sourav Ganguly

Leading a team which has arch foe Ricky Ponting is not a disadvantage, says Sourav Ganguly, Kolkata Knight Riders Captain. Mercurial Pak pacer Shoaib Akhtar’s ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board has hit Kolkata Knight Riders badly but the Kolkata team is relying on yet another pacer from Pakistan, Umar Gul, to click for them [...]