Archive for May, 2008

States to use IPL to boost local tourism

The state governments are using the high momentum on Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament to promote tourism industry in their land. The state governments believe that by giving tax concessions and other facilities, the tourism sector could attract large number of people to the state during IPL matches. The idea is to promote and sell [...]

Doping test hassles for IPL

With IPL matches getting more momentum there has been demand for scientific models for dope tests for players participating in the IPL matches. Recently an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting held at Dubai has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the ‘owner’ of the Indian Premier League (IPL), to introduce an [...]

Indiscipline turns major headache for IPL

Indiscipline has become an integral part of the ongoing Indian Premier League Twenty20 matches. Within a few days of the tournament, more than six players and officials have been punished for their bad behavior on the field. Latest in this list is Kolkata Knight Riders pace bowler Ishant Sharma. He has been fined 10 percent [...]

IPL teams may head overseas, Canada trip possible

After the huge success of Twenty20 cricket series in India, Indian Premier League franchisees have been getting invitation from other parts of the world. It is learnt that Cricket Canada is discussing with Indian Premier League for a similar cricket tournament to be conducted in that country. According to reports, the Indian Premier League teams [...]