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 [...]

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 [...]

Kolkata Knight Riders upate: Shoaib Akhtar verdict delayed, Sourav Ganguly looks to Umar Gul

Chances of Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar miss Indian Premier League have increased as the final decision on his ban being delayed further. A tribunal in Pakistan is expected to hear his appeal against the five year ban soon. It is expected that tribunal hearing his appeal against the ban would not take up IPL [...]

Shah Rukh Khan admits Kolkata Knight Riders gives him sleepless nights

Ticket sales a worry for King Khan Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, is much worried because the ticket sales are not going as well as expected. Now Shah Rukh Khan doubts the decision he has taken to enter business world of Indian Premier League (IPL). Today, he is a bit upset [...]

Shoaib Akhtar’s IPL contract still stands; would play if ban is overturned, Modi says

According to Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council head Lalit Modi, Shoaib Akhtar‘s contract with the IPL is still valid. But Modi also said that Shoaib would be allowed to play in the IPL tournament only if Akhtar’s appeal is cleared by the Pakistan Appeallate Tribunal. Modi said, “His contract is still valid and has [...]

Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL

The inaugural match of the IPL Twenty20 would feature Vijay Mallya’s Bangalore Royal Challengers against Red Chillies Entertainment’s Kolkata Knight Riders. This would be the most highly anticipated match being the inaugural one. Red Chillies is actually fronted by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan – just by being the owner, he has ensured millions of [...]

Shah Rukh Khan defends Shoaib Akhtar, wants him in IPL Kolkata

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, has jumped into the defence of troubled cricket star Shoaib Akhtar, who has been banned for five years by the Pakistan Cricket Board. IPL boss Lalit Modi has said till the PCB ban is lifted Shoaib cannot play in IPL. Shah Rukh Khan has said [...]

Latest: Shoaib Akhtar cannot play for Kolkata Knight Riders, PCB gets tough

Update: Shoaib Akhtar cannot play in IPL. Rediff reports: The IPL’s Governing Council Chairman Lalit Modi told reporters that Akhtar cannot take part in the high-profile Twenty20 competition till the Pakistan Cricket Board lifts the ban on him. Meanwhile, Shoaib Akhtar ifnds some support from Shah Rukh Khan: “We believe Shoaib should play. It is [...]