IPL 2009 season update: Players being traded, Australian and England players eager to turn up

The year 2008 brought a new revolution in the field of cricket with the commencement of Indian Premiere League (IPL) 2008. It was a huge success commercially and introduced many unknown talented faces, and had a fairytale where the underdog team – Rajasthan Royals – working under a charismatic captain Shane Warne took the trophy. [...]

T20 Super Series: Will it really take off?

The Indian Premier League and the Champions Twenty20 tourney had heralded the arrival of super fast cricket. It seems like the game is getting even faster.

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. [...]

IPL matches’ timing a threat for international cricket schedule

Even as the cash-flooded Indian Premier League is about to start on April 18, 2008, the international cricket schedule faces big threat. With players from different parts of the world expected to participate in the two month cricket extravaganza, there are concerns that Australia’s West Indies tour, Bangladesh team’s Pakistan visit, New Zealand tour of [...]

Chris Gayle, Shivnarain Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan may skip Australia’s West Indian tour to play for IPL

Cricket Australia, which has been accussed by the Pakistan Cricket Board for succumbing to the riches of IPL, is now concerned that West Indies would allow some top players to opt out of the Australia’s Carribean Tour to play in IPL. The West Indies cricket chief had only recently expressed his fears that the biggets [...]

IPL could go for round 3 auction of players after Australia postpones pak tour

No doubt, the round 1 and round 2 of IPL auctions were a huge hit. Now, that reason, coupled with some other, could prompt the BCCI, the cash-rich Indian cricket board to go for a third round of auctions for the IPL tournament. First and the foremost reason why the BCCI could launch a third [...]

Pakistan coach Geff Lawson unhappy as Aussies cancel tour, but Australian players keen on IPL Twenty20 now

Pakistan coach Geff Lawson disappointed as Aussies call of tour, but Australian players gear up for DLF IPL. Former Australian fast bowler and Pakistan team coach Geff Lawson has said Cricket Australia’s decision not to tour Pakistan as scheduled this month was unfair. The Pakistan tour was called off in the aftermath of the twin [...]

Australia’s Mike Hussey puts national cap over IPL lure

The Indian Premier League can never be a lure enough for any player to skip national duty, Australian bastman Mike Hussey has said. Mike Hussey is yet to sign any IPL contract, but has expressed interest in playing depending on his availability. Any amount of money won’t be sufficient for players to skip their responsibilities [...]

Cricket Australia postpones Pakistan tour, players’ presence in IPL now certain

Cricket Australia has postponed the Pakistan tour scheduled for this month saying new dates would be fixed soon, boosting chances of a host of players to participate in the DLF IPL Twenty20 tournament. Cricket Australia and Pakistan Cricket Board chairmen will meet in Dubai later this month to discuss the new fixtures. There have been [...]

18 players up for grabs in 2nd IPL auction on March 11

Eighteen players, incuding Pakistan’s Misabah-ul-Haq, Bangladesh’s Mohammed Ashraful and Australia’s Shane Watson, will be up for grabs in the second IPL auction to be held on March 11. Seven New Zealand players, four Aussies, three Pakistanis, two Bangladeshis and one player each from Sri Lanka and South Africa will be auctioned on March 11. There [...]