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Nepal teen IPL breakthrough boosts domestic cricket hopes

Kathmandu: Teenage leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane could boost the sagging fortunes of Nepal’s scandal-tainted domestic cricket with his breakthrough deal to become part of the Indian Premier League, officials said on Monday. Lamichhane, 17, made history Sunday becoming the first cricketer from Nepal to land an IPL contract when he was picked by the Delhi Daredevils…

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IPL 2018 Auction Live: Chris Gayle, Hashim Amla, Martin Guptill remain unsold

As many as 578 Indian and foreign cricket stars will go under the hammer in a two-day player auction for the 11th season of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL). The auction will be held from April 7 to May 27 in Bengaluru. This is probably the biggest IPL auction ever. with new broadcast deal…

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Root, Stokes among marquee players for IPL auction

MUMBAI: Foreign stars including England captain Joe Root, Australian paceman Mitchell Starc and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis dominate the list of top-ranking players for this year’s IPL auction. Bidding will start at $312,500 for the top 36 to come under the hammer next weekend, with the eight Indian Premier League teams expected to…

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Ponting to become part of Australia’s coaching staff

SYDNEY: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting will be a part of Australia’s coaching staff for the upcoming Twenty20 tri-series against England and New Zealand. He will be the as assistant coach to Darren Lehmann along with join Troy Cooley and Matthew Mott. The former Australian cricketer has previously worked with the team for a series…

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Joe Root urged not to play IPL 2018

LONDON: England’s Head Coach Trevor Bayliss has urged Joe Root to not participate in this 2018 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a busy international schedule this year. England has a busy international schedule this year as they have to play limited-over games in Australia and are also scheduled to tour New Zealand…

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Cricket: Stokes given nod to play in Indian cricket league

London: England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be eligible to play in the Indian Premier League despite still waiting to hear if he will be charged over an incident last year. The 26-year-old has missed the ongoing Ashes series after being banned from international duty while police investigate his alleged role in a fight outside a…

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T-10 might harm Test format

By Muzamil Asif Cricket has now entered to the business world as almost all cricket playing nations have started their individual leagues one after the other, which in fact is growing the interest of all those big fishing company owners of the world who are seeking to invest their money to earn some quality profits….

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India Premier League (IPL) board fined

New Delhi: India’s competition watchdog on Thursday fined the country’s powerful cricket governing body $8 million over a multi-billion dollar broadcasting deal for the Indian Premier League. The Competition Commission ruled that the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the world’s wealthiest national cricket body, abused its position by agreeing to broadcasters’ demands that…

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Bangladesh tackles illegal cricket betting with stadium raids

Dhaka: Bangladesh has launched a series of police raids to crack down on illegal betting in cricket stadiums that has gripped the country’s main Twenty20 competition, tournament officials said Saturday. Some 77 people have been thrown out of two cricket grounds in the cities of Dhaka and Sylhet in the past few days after being…

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Cricket: India’s Nehra to quit internationals, IPL

Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra Thursday announcement his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League on Thursday after an injury-plagued career. Nehra, 38, who is part of India’s Twenty20 squad in the ongoing series against Australia, will bow out after the first T20 against New Zealand on November 1 at his home ground…

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Flashback: Amitabh Bachchan’s love for cricket

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan turns 75th on Wednesday. In his celebrated life, the actor has tried his hands at various others fields, and cricket was one of them. On his birthday, we revisit his love for the Gentleman’s game. His love for sports is known to all. He, along with son Abhishek, has taken active…

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Indian cricketer jumps to Sehwag’s defence: trolls Rashid Latif

Indian cricketer, Manoj Kumar Tiwary who represents Bengal in domestic cricket and Rising Pune Supergiant’s in the IPL, articulated extreme rage and released a video where he bashed former Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif.   Latif recorded a video a few days ago in which he criticized India and former Indian opener Virender Sehwag. Sehwag, who…

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In pics: Indian celebs attend Zaheer Khan’s engagement ceremony

MUMBAI: Cricketer Zaheer Khan’s engagement ceremony was a star-studded affair as celebrities from the world of cricket and entertainment both attended the event.  From Sachin Tendulkar to Anushka Sharma and Prachi Desai, there were several big names present at the bash. Here are some pictures from the event:-

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Video: The nail-biting last over of the IPL 2017 final

Rising Pune Supergiant were not able to win the final courtesy a splendid over by Mitchell Johnson. Needing 11 runs in the final over, RPS collapsed to splendid bowling by Johnson and lost three wickets as well as the IPL crown in the last over of the game.

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Mumbai beat Pune in thriller to win third IPL title

HYDERABAD: Mumbai Indians were crowned the Indian Premier League (IPL) champions for the third time after Mitchell Johnson delivered a three-wicket final over to help secure their thrilling one-run victory over Rising Pune Supergiant in the final on Sunday. Chasing 130 to win, Pune looked primed for their maiden IPL title with skipper Steve Smith…

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Rising Pune Supergiant take on Mumbai Indian for IPL 10 title

HYDERABAD: Rising Pune Supergiant will take on Mumbai Indians in the final of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 in Hyderabad on Sunday evening. Pune won both games against Mumbai in the league stage and then shocked Mumbai again on their home soil in the first qualifier. The match will start at 07.30 pm Pakistan Standard…

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Pune take on Mumbai in IPL final showdown

HYDERABAD: Steve Smith’s Rising Pune Supergiant eye their maiden Indian Premier League crown as they meet tournament favourites Mumbai Indians in a mouth-watering title clash in Hyderabad on Sunday. Pune, who ended seventh in the eight-team Twenty20 tournament last year, had a mixed start this season only to pick up momentum towards the business end….

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Video: Yuvraj almost takes off Shankar’s head with this smash

The most recent encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Yuvraj nearly took off Shankar’s head with a smash which rocketed onto the fence for a boundary.  

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Watch: AB de Villiers scores 24 runs off Dale Steyn over

AB de Villiers hammered 24 runs runs off Dale Steyn over in the 2014 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Video: Dhoni’s destructive batting sets up big win for Supergiant

MS Dhoni’s destructive batting in the last two overs which helped the Supergiant to add 41 runs to their total and put up a target of 163 for the two-times IPL champions. Watch the video.  

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Video: Virat Kohli’s heart-warming gesture wins over fans

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli may have not been performing with the bat but he certainly keeps his fans close. After Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils on Sunday, Kohli tossed his award to RCB fans as a sign of his affection towards them.  Virat Kohli enjoys unprecedented popularity in India owing to…

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