NEW DELHI – India’s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has defended the attempt to hold the Indian Premier League during the country’s coronavirus emergency, insisting it was not a mistake.
Shakib, Mustafizur return country, stay quarantine in a hotel
DHAKA—Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman finally returned to Bangladesh from India through special arrangements made by their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisees. Shakib and Mustafizur however went straight to the Hotel for a mandatory…
IPL’s foreign cricket stars scramble to escape Covid-hit India
SYDNEY – Cricket authorities in Australia and New Zealand rushed to evacuate star players from Covid-hit India on Wednesday, after the lucrative Indian Premier League was abandoned.
Shakib, Mustafizur to return to country in special arrangements
DHAKA—Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman who played the Indian Premier League (IPL) for different franchisees will return to the country through special arrangement.
India’s IPL cricket suspended over coronavirus
NEW DELHI – The Indian Premier League, the world’s richest Twenty20 cricket tournament, was suspended on Tuesday and its players sent home as India battles a massive surge in coronavirus cases.
Delhi, Mumbai record identical 7-wicket victories in IPL
New Delhi — Delhi Capitals and reigning champions Mumbai Indians notched identical seven-wicket victories in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Police protect empty stadium as IPL arrives in India’s virus-hit capital
NEW DELHI – Chennai Super Kings beat bottom side Sunrisers Hyderabad to go top of the IPL on Wednesday as the big-money tournament staged its first game in India’s coronavirus stricken capital.
Zampa, Richardson latest to leave Covid-tainted IPL cricket
NEW DELHI – Two Australian cricketers became the latest to pull out of the Indian Premier League on Monday as pressure grows on the tournament following a devastating coronavirus surge.
Players urged to step up in absence of Shakib Al Hasan
DHAKA—Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque urged other players to step up to plug the loopholes as his side’s balance was dented due to the absence of Shakib Al Hasan.
Shakib under fire after three matches of IPL
DHAKA—Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s performance came under scrutiny after his first three matches for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Big money Morris rescues Rajasthan for first IPL win
MUMBAI – Chris Morris hit an unbeaten 36 off 18 balls to take Rajasthan Royals to an unlikely three-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Kohli reprimanded for IPL temper tantrum
NEW DELHI – Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has been reprimanded after hitting a plastic chair with his bat following his dimissal during an Indian Premier League match.
Mumbai squeeze past Kolkata to ignite IPL title defence
CHENNAI, India – Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians put their Indian Premier League title defence back on track on Tuesday by beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs. Mumbai, who lost their opener last week, defended a modest total of 152…
Samson ton in vain as Punjab down Rajasthan in IPL thriller
MUMBAI – Debutant captain Sanju Samson hit the first century of the Indian Premier League season but his side Rajasthan Royals lost by four runs to Punjab Kings on Monday. Samson smashed 119 off 63 deliveries before getting out on…
Dismal start for Shakib, Mustafizur in IPL
DHAKA —Both Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman made the cut in their respective team’s first match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season despite uncertainty loomed over their participation.
Cricket’s old and new on show as Championship and IPL collide
LONDON – Cricket’s versatility was on graphic display as the latest editions of the snow-hit English County Championship, a fixture in the sport since 1890, and the 21st century Indian Premier League both got underway within a day of each…
Williamson needs time to get fit: Sunrisers coach Bayliss
NEW DELHI – Kane Williamson needs more time to get match fit, said Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Trevor Bayliss, after the New Zealand captain sat out his Indian Premier League side’s opening defeat on Sunday. Hyderabad, led by Australia’s David…
Mustafizur reaches India to play IPL
DHAKA—Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman reached India along with his wife to play the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Rajasthan Royals who roped in him for his base price of INR 1 crore during the auction. “Landed in India safely…
BCB allows Mustafizur to play IPL
DHAKA – Ending all speculations, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) finally gave Mustafizur Rahman the NOC (No Objection Certificate) to play the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). Mustafizur was roped in by star-studded Rajasthan Royals for an amount of INR…
Shakib leaves Bangladesh to play IPL
DHAKA – Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan left Bangladesh for India today in a bid to play the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He will have to stay quarantine for seven days before joining the practice…
Shakib reaches Kolkata to play IPL
Dhaka, Mar 27 : Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan reached Kolkata to play the new season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Shakib begins his preparation for IPL in Bangladesh
DHAKA -Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan started his training in a bid to return to the cricket today amid the various discussions that have been doing the rounds following his outburst towards some of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) directors.…
Shakib to skip Sri Lanka Tests to play in IPL
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has decided to skip the Test series against Sri Lanka to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Dream ticket : fantasy games win big from cricket’s IPL
MUMBAI – Unable to bet legally, tens of millions of Indian cricket fans have turned to fantasy games based on the Indian Premier League, which have exploited a loophole to create a billion-dollar industry. Bolstered by foreign investment, Indian firms…
Siraj leads Bangalore’s eight-wicket rout of Kolkata in IPL
DUBAI – Paceman Mohammed Siraj returned impressive bowling figures of three for eight to help Royal Challengers Bangalore thrash Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. Siraj bowled two successive maiden overs — the…
IPL info leak attempt sparks corruption probe: watchdog
DUBAI – A player taking part in the ongoing Indian Premier League tournament said he was asked to leak information about his team, the country’s cricket anti-corruption chief told AFP Sunday. The world’s richest cricket league, long plagued by corruption,…
Chennai in muddle with misfiring spinners, says coach Fleming
DUBAI – Chennai Super Kings have struggled to get their lineup right and the team’s misfiring spinners have added to their woes after two successive Indian Premier League losses, team coach Stephen Fleming said. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team went down…
Rahul hits highest-ever score by an Indian in IPL history on sombre day
DUBAI – Captain KL Rahul on Thursday recorded the highest-ever score by an Indian batsman in IPL history as he took Kings XI Punjab to a comfortable victory over Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rahul, in his second outing as…
Dhoni praises Chennai ‘Dads Army’ after IPL win over Mumbai
NEW DELHI – Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has heaped praise on the experienced players in his side after they toppled defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the Indian Premier League. South African veteran Faf…
Shakib’s presence could have made Hyderabad favourite in IPL: Harsha Bhogle
DHAKA — Popular cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle believes Sunrisers Hyderabad could be dubbed as outright favourites to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year if Shakib would have been in the team. Shakib who is now serving the ban…