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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hoog Lee, Kolkata Knight Riders, SRK and Sourav

Shah Rukh Khan, who is the co-owner of Kolkata’s IPL team Kolkata Knight Raiders, said he was very happy to be a party in the team which will be led by Sourav Ganguly. At the function, Shah Rukh launched the official team logo of “Kolkata Knight Raiders” and also launched “Hoog Lee”, its mascot, which [...]

DLF IPL Twenty20 biggest threat to West Indies, says cricket board president Julian Hunte

The DLF IPL Twenty20 championship is slowly facing flak from some cricket control boards. Various Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials have flayed the IPL for the cancellation of Australia’s tour of Pakistan. Now the West Indies Cricket Board president Julian Hunte has expressed concern over the impact of IPL and ICL on cricket in the [...]