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Indian police crack down on IPL betting racket

New Delhi: Indian police have arrested three men suspected of placing illegal bets on Indian Premier League matches as authorities crack down on gambling rackets that emerge around the billion-dollar franchise every year. The trio were accused of running an online betting syndicate from a residence in New Delhi. Nearly all gambling is illegal in…

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BCCI set for billion-dollar deal in media rights war

New Delhi, India: India’s cricket board is set to break the billion dollar barrier in its new media rights deal after two days of intense bidding between rival firms, which are scheduled to end Thursday. Bidding hit $926 million Wednesday in the fight between Star India, Sony and Reliance Jio for television and digital rights for…

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Williamson named Sunrisers captain after Warner exit

New Delhi: Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday named New Zealand’s Kane Williamson as captain after scandal-tainted Australian David Warner withdrew. “I have accepted the role to stand in as captain for this season. It’s an exciting opportunity with a talented group of players,” the 27-year-old Kiwi skipper said in a statement released…

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Ball-tampering: Warner, Smith ruled out of IPL

SYDNEY: Steve Smith and David Warner suffered a further blow on Wednesday after the BCCI confirmed that the pair will not be allowed to participate in this year’s Indian Premier League as a result of their part in the ball-tampering scandal currently engulfing Australian cricket. “The Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Wednesday took cognizance of…

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Ranveer Singh to get र50m for 15-minute IPL performance

PHOTO: FILE Padmaavat sensation Ranveer Sindh will be paid 50 million rupees in Indian currency for a 15-minute performance at the Indian Premier League According to Pinkvilla, he will perform for 15 minutes at the opening ceremony of the 11th edition of IPL on April 7. “His appeal cuts across cities and age groups,” said…

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Smith quits as Royals IPL captain after scandal

New Delhi: Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals on Monday replaced Australia’s Steve Smith as captain over his role in a ball-tampering controversy. Smith, who is on a $1.9-million contract with the Royals, will be replaced by India’s Ajinkya Rahane as skipper for the new IPL season starting April 7. “Steve believes given the current…

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What has PSL done for Pakistan’s cricket?

By Roohan Ahmed Cricket has finally come back to Karachi, the city where I was born and started playing the game in the late 90s. Like thousands of fans, I too am grateful to the Pakistan Cricket Board, its chairman Najam Sethi, the government and all the law-enforcement-agencies for making this city safe again for…

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IPL to adopt DRS for first time

New Delhi: This year’s Indian Premier League will feature the Decision Review System (DRS) for the first time, organisers have said. IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla confirmed that the technology will be used when the eleventh edition of the cash-rich tournament gets underway next month. “Yes, this idea has been going around for many years,” Shukla…

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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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