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 [...]

EOW finds evidence againt ex-BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmia for misappropriation of World Cup funds?

Former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmia is in deep trouble after the Economic Offences Wing of Mumbai Police reportedly found documents that could implicate him for allegedly misappropriating Rs 2.90 crore from a BCCI account opened in connection with the Cricket World Cup in 1996. Jagmohan Dalmia has denied any involvement in the scam. The account [...]

ICC – BCCI to sign contract to protect international cricket

The ICC plans to sign a contract with BCCI to ensure that international cricket schedules are not jeopardized by IPL. According to the contract, IPL must respect international schedules and not take on players that do not have board clearance to take part in IPL. This would include players who have been retired for up [...]

Pepsi official drink sponsor for IPL

PepsiCo India is the official beverage partner of the India Premier League until 2013. The IPL-Pepsico deal is reportedly worth $12.5 million with Pepsi expected to spend $2.5 million every year on the eight IPL franchise owners, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Mohali, Jaipur and Hyderabad teams. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) [...]

BCCI seminar for IPL curators; batsman-friendly pitches planned?

The BCCI has conducted a seminar for the curators of the IPL tournament. Curators are the ones who prepare the pitches and make them ready for the matches. BCCI wanted to make those pitches where the IPL would be held consistent across the country. According to news reports, BCCI even had Les Burdett, Australian curator [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

IPL to boost cricket infrastructure ahead of World Cup 2011, says Lalit Modi

The cash-rich Indian Premier League has vowed to utilise revenue from the Twenty20 tournament to boost cricket infrastructure in India, with an eye on the 2011 World Cup cricket. IPL chairman and BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi said improving infrastructure would be the top priority for the BCCI, as it prepared to host the 2011 World [...]