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The 2015 season of the Indian Premier League (abbreviated as IPL 8 or Pepsi IPL 2015) is the eighth season of the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders are the defending champions having won the title in the 2014 season. The complete tournament is expected to be held across different cities in India unlike the previous season. The tournament was started on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 after the end of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. A total of 60 T20 matches will be held in the entire tournament. No matches will be held in Kolkata between April 12 and April 25 due to Municipal Elections.

Franchises retained 123 players 8th IPL season before moving into auction. The released players provided an option to register themselves for auction. 6 Players were transferred across teams before the auction took place. In the Pepsi IPL 2015 auction held on February 16 at Bangalore, Yuvraj Singh was sold to Delhi Daredevils for 16 crores INR, for a record bid in IPL auction history. A total of 67 players were sold out in the auction and all franchises spent total of 87.60 Crores to buy players.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Friday, April 29, 2011

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Kochi Tuskers Kerala to task Corporation to take



The ongoing tussle between Kochi Corporation & Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) team management took a brand spanking new turn on Thursday as the civic body is planning to take legal action against the KTK team. The Corporation's decision came after the revenue officials, who visited the stadium for inspection in the work of the Wednesday's match between KTK & Deccan Chargers, were denied entry.

According to Mayor Tony Chammany, the Corporation will seek legal opinion on the issue & will take action against the Team management. They prevented the officials from discharging their official duty. The civic body has the right to conduct an inspection anytime, said the Mayor to reporters here.

Regarding the issue of hospitality pavilion, the Mayor said the civic body was prepared to hold discussions with the KTK management on the issue.For the last match, they brought a brand spanking new set of tickets for getting sealed priced at Rs 49. The ticket that allows entry to the Grand Stand in the stadium was priced at Rs 15,000 for the first matches. Later, KTK owners said that those tickets were not meant on the market & were supposed to be issued as complimentary passes. But nothing about this was mentioned on the ticket. If those passes were complimentary, that ought to have been mentioned on the ticket, said the Mayor.


Meanwhile, KTK has not submitted the tickets to the Grand Stand for sealing for the Saturday's match between Tuskers & Delhi Daredevils. So the hospitality pavilion will stay closed on Saturday. The visitor & host team owners as well as the official sponsors will must sit on the pavilion adjoining to the fans. The official sponsors had already registered their protest to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) & the team management on the issue. The owners of the KTK had also hinted the change of venue of the home matches from Kochi from the next season.

Sources close to KTK alleged that the delay in getting tickets sealed in a time-bound manner is affecting the sales. The sealing of tickets for the Saturday's match was done only on Thursday. It is impossible to sell the tickets on Friday owing to the hartal. So the ticket sales will be feasible only on the day of the match, said sources.


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Preview For - Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians IPL 4 Score Card



A confident Rajasthan Royals team will be eyeing a win over table-toppers Mumbai Indians in IPL cricket match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Friday.

It will a clash between the ageless legends and it would be fascinating to see if the Warne-led Rajasthan Royals could tackle a formidable Mumbai side under Sachin Tendulkar.

Mumbai Indians, who are tagged as hot favourites for this edition of the Indian Premier League, have been able to live up to their reputation by winning all but of their five matches in the match.
The Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have had a roller-coaster ride so far. Out of five they have played, they won and lost as plenty of, while match got abandoned due to rain.

Struggling to regain form after losing games on a trot, Rajasthan Royals, however, managed to notch up a fine victory against the in-form Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their earlier match with Warne leading from the front with a three-wicket haul on the home turf.

On Friday also they would one time again depend on Warne's magic to do the trick for them and expect Shaun Tait, Siddharth Trivedi and Shane Watson to back their skipper with the ball.

In fact, the Royals have chiefly achieved their victories in this edition of the IPL by restricting the opponents and chasing down modest targets.

And it is high time that their batting line-up that boosts of Watson, Rahul Dravid, Ross Taylor, Ashok Maneria, fire together and make an impact. Although, the batsmen have shown some firepower but they are yet to win a match for the team as a batting unit.

And if the Rajasthan team desires to put it across the strong Mumbai Indians on Friday, the batsmen will must come out as a unit.

Johan Botha, who has made significant contribution in of the team's successful run chase so far, would continue to be their key player.

All in all, the Royals would need to play out of their skins and come nice in all departments of the game against a dominant Mumbai Indians.

Led by batting maestro Tendulkar, Mumbai's batting has clicked well in this competition. And with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Andrew Symonds, Kieron Pollard doing their job to perfection, Mumbai ought to be hoping for a cake-walk on Friday. 

Their bowling has also been adequate, if not spectacular, with Lasith Malinga and Munaf Patel doing a nice job along with Harbhajan Singh.

The bowling department, in fact, has been brilliantly backed by the fielding.

Mumbai Indians, who are sitting at the top of the table with ten points from five matches, are definitely going in to the match as the clear favourites.

But Rajasthan Royals are also able to springing up surprises and are a force to think with when it comes to their home ground. And Warne would be expected to make use of all his experience to cease the juggernaut.

So the fans can expect to see some fierce battle on the field where both the teams will be looking to put up a nice show and strengthen their case to make it to the top-four.

Teams:

Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar (c), Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Andrew Symonds, Davy Jacobs, James Franklin, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Aditya Tare, Ali Murtaza, Ambati Rayudu, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pawan Suyal, R Satish, Sarul Kanwar, Suryakumar Yadav, T Suman, Yuzvendra Singh Chahai.

Rajasthan Royals: Shane Warne (C), Swapnil Asnodkar, Stuart Binny, Johan Botha, Deepak Chahar, Ankeet Chavan, Aakash Chopra, Aditya Dole, Nayan Doshi, Rahul Dravid, Samad Fallah, Faiz Fazal, Ashok Menaria, Sumit Narwal, Jacob Oram, Pankaj Singh, Amit Paunikar, Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Raut, Dinesh Salunkhe, Pinal Shah, Amit Singh, Shaun Tait, Ross Taylor, Siddharth Trivedi, Shane Watson and Dishant Harendra Yagnik.

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Tiwary, Abdullah help KKR beat Daredevils



Kinght Riders defended a total of 148 for six, built around man-of-the-match Manoj Tiwary's breezy 61 at Feroz Shah Kotla ground.

Kolkata Knight Riders produced a clinical bowling performance, thanks to Iqbal Abdulla, who took giant wickets, to notch up a 17-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here last night.


Abdulla bowled with specialist control in his 4-over spell and conceded 25 runs.

The visiting bowlers bowled a tight line and length to confine Delhi to 131 for nine. The win took Kolkata to joint second alongside Chennai Tremendous Kings with seven points from six games, while Delhi remained at the bottom of the table with from six.

Daredevils' run chase got off to a bad start as David Warner (three) edged a Balaji delivery onto his stumps in the second over.

Laxmipathy Balaji was also in the glare of publicity as they took wickets.

Captain Virender Sehwag (34) and Australia allrounder James Hopes (25) provided some hope but the home side could not stay in the hunt on a pitch not conducive to strokeplay.

It was young Jaidev Unadkat who got the risky Daredevils captain with a short ball that hurried onto him as they went for a pull and Balaji, who was standing at deep fine leg, didn't make any mistake.

Sehwag's dismissal triggered a collapse with Delhi losing their next six wickets for 87 runs.

Earlier, Tiwary scored 61 off only 47 balls (2x4, 3x6) as the other KKR batsmen failed to provide substantial support to the Bengal captain.

Daredevils kept the Knight Riders' batsmen in check after Devils' skipper Virender Sehwag won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Umesh Yadav took wickets while Ajit Agarkar, Irfan Pathan, Morne Morkel and James Hopes scalped wicket each.

Jacques Kallis (11) and Shreevats Goswami (22) shared 42 runs for the opening wicket before falling in quick succession to Delhi fast bowlers Irfan Pathan and Ajit Agarkar.

KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir then fell for 18, before Yusuf Pathan (three) and Eoin Morgan (0) departed in consecutive deliveries off Yadav's bowling to leave Kolkata 105 for with overs of their innings remaining.

Tiwary combining with Dutch international Ryan0 Doeschate in a 35-run stand to push KKR to a mildly competitive total.

If the usually incisive and economical Morne Morkel was Delhi's costliest bowler, Kolkata's best performer was not of their big-money imports but their local boy, Tiwary, who made a combative half-century to stabilise the innings.

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Preview For - Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians IPL 4 Score Card




A confident Rajasthan Royals team will be eyeing a win over table-toppers Mumbai Indians in IPL cricket match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Friday.

It will a clash between the ageless legends and it would be fascinating to see if the Warne-led Rajasthan Royals could tackle a formidable Mumbai side under Sachin Tendulkar.

Mumbai Indians, who are tagged as hot favourites for this edition of the Indian Premier League, have been able to live up to their reputation by winning all but of their five matches in the match.
The Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have had a roller-coaster ride so far. Out of five they have played, they won and lost as plenty of, while match got abandoned due to rain.

Struggling to regain form after losing games on a trot, Rajasthan Royals, however, managed to notch up a fine victory against the in-form Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their earlier match with Warne leading from the front with a three-wicket haul on the home turf.

On Friday also they would one time again depend on Warne's magic to do the trick for them and expect Shaun Tait, Siddharth Trivedi and Shane Watson to back their skipper with the ball.

In fact, the Royals have chiefly achieved their victories in this edition of the IPL by restricting the opponents and chasing down modest targets.

And it is high time that their batting line-up that boosts of Watson, Rahul Dravid, Ross Taylor, Ashok Maneria, fire together and make an impact. Although, the batsmen have shown some firepower but they are yet to win a match for the team as a batting unit.

And if the Rajasthan team desires to put it across the strong Mumbai Indians on Friday, the batsmen will must come out as a unit.

Johan Botha, who has made significant contribution in of the team's successful run chase so far, would continue to be their key player.

All in all, the Royals would need to play out of their skins and come nice in all departments of the game against a dominant Mumbai Indians.

Led by batting maestro Tendulkar, Mumbai's batting has clicked well in this competition. And with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Andrew Symonds, Kieron Pollard doing their job to perfection, Mumbai ought to be hoping for a cake-walk on Friday.

Their bowling has also been adequate, if not spectacular, with Lasith Malinga and Munaf Patel doing a nice job along with Harbhajan Singh.

The bowling department, in fact, has been brilliantly backed by the fielding.

Mumbai Indians, who are sitting at the top of the table with ten points from five matches, are definitely going in to the match as the clear favourites.

But Rajasthan Royals are also able to springing up surprises and are a force to think with when it comes to their home ground. And Warne would be expected to make use of all his experience to cease the juggernaut.

So the fans can expect to see some fierce battle on the field where both the teams will be looking to put up a nice show and strengthen their case to make it to the top-four.

Teams:

Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar (c), Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Andrew Symonds, Davy Jacobs, James Franklin, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Aditya Tare, Ali Murtaza, Ambati Rayudu, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pawan Suyal, R Satish, Sarul Kanwar, Suryakumar Yadav, T Suman, Yuzvendra Singh Chahai.

Rajasthan Royals: Shane Warne (C), Swapnil Asnodkar, Stuart Binny, Johan Botha, Deepak Chahar, Ankeet Chavan, Aakash Chopra, Aditya Dole, Nayan Doshi, Rahul Dravid, Samad Fallah, Faiz Fazal, Ashok Menaria, Sumit Narwal, Jacob Oram, Pankaj Singh, Amit Paunikar, Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Raut, Dinesh Salunkhe, Pinal Shah, Amit Singh, Shaun Tait, Ross Taylor, Siddharth Trivedi, Shane Watson and Dishant Harendra Yagnik.

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Tiwary, Abdullah help KKR beat Daredevils




Kinght Riders defended a total of 148 for six, built around man-of-the-match Manoj Tiwary's breezy 61 at Feroz Shah Kotla ground.

Kolkata Knight Riders produced a clinical bowling performance, thanks to Iqbal Abdulla, who took giant wickets, to notch up a 17-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here last night.


Abdulla bowled with specialist control in his 4-over spell and conceded 25 runs.

The visiting bowlers bowled a tight line and length to confine Delhi to 131 for nine. The win took Kolkata to joint second alongside Chennai Tremendous Kings with seven points from six games, while Delhi remained at the bottom of the table with from six.

Daredevils' run chase got off to a bad start as David Warner (three) edged a Balaji delivery onto his stumps in the second over.

Laxmipathy Balaji was also in the glare of publicity as they took wickets.

Captain Virender Sehwag (34) and Australia allrounder James Hopes (25) provided some hope but the home side could not stay in the hunt on a pitch not conducive to strokeplay.

It was young Jaidev Unadkat who got the risky Daredevils captain with a short ball that hurried onto him as they went for a pull and Balaji, who was standing at deep fine leg, didn't make any mistake.

Sehwag's dismissal triggered a collapse with Delhi losing their next six wickets for 87 runs.

Earlier, Tiwary scored 61 off only 47 balls (2x4, 3x6) as the other KKR batsmen failed to provide substantial support to the Bengal captain.

Daredevils kept the Knight Riders' batsmen in check after Devils' skipper Virender Sehwag won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Umesh Yadav took wickets while Ajit Agarkar, Irfan Pathan, Morne Morkel and James Hopes scalped wicket each.

Jacques Kallis (11) and Shreevats Goswami (22) shared 42 runs for the opening wicket before falling in quick succession to Delhi fast bowlers Irfan Pathan and Ajit Agarkar.

KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir then fell for 18, before Yusuf Pathan (three) and Eoin Morgan (0) departed in consecutive deliveries off Yadav's bowling to leave Kolkata 105 for with overs of their innings remaining.

Tiwary combining with Dutch international Ryan0 Doeschate in a 35-run stand to push KKR to a mildly competitive total.

If the usually incisive and economical Morne Morkel was Delhi's costliest bowler, Kolkata's best performer was not of their big-money imports but their local boy, Tiwary, who made a combative half-century to stabilise the innings.

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Kochi Tuskers Kerala to task Corporation to take



The ongoing tussle between Kochi Corporation & Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) team management took a brand spanking new turn on Thursday as the civic body is planning to take legal action against the KTK team. The Corporation's decision came after the revenue officials, who visited the stadium for inspection in the work of the Wednesday's match between KTK & Deccan Chargers, were denied entry.

According to Mayor Tony Chammany, the Corporation will seek legal opinion on the issue & will take action against the Team management. They prevented the officials from discharging their official duty. The civic body has the right to conduct an inspection anytime, said the Mayor to reporters here.

Regarding the issue of hospitality pavilion, the Mayor said the civic body was prepared to hold discussions with the KTK management on the issue.For the last match, they brought a brand spanking new set of tickets for getting sealed priced at Rs 49. The ticket that allows entry to the Grand Stand in the stadium was priced at Rs 15,000 for the first matches. Later, KTK owners said that those tickets were not meant on the market & were supposed to be issued as complimentary passes. But nothing about this was mentioned on the ticket. If those passes were complimentary, that ought to have been mentioned on the ticket, said the Mayor.


Meanwhile, KTK has not submitted the tickets to the Grand Stand for sealing for the Saturday's match between Tuskers & Delhi Daredevils. So the hospitality pavilion will stay closed on Saturday. The visitor & host team owners as well as the official sponsors will must sit on the pavilion adjoining to the fans. The official sponsors had already registered their protest to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) & the team management on the issue. The owners of the KTK had also hinted the change of venue of the home matches from Kochi from the next season.

Sources close to KTK alleged that the delay in getting tickets sealed in a time-bound manner is affecting the sales. The sealing of tickets for the Saturday's match was done only on Thursday. It is impossible to sell the tickets on Friday owing to the hartal. So the ticket sales will be feasible only on the day of the match, said sources.


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Rob will be here from 3pm. Until then, why not read Mike Selvey on the fascinating appointment of Duncan Fletcher as India coach.

It looks as if the succession was in hand all along. Gary Kirsten had an enduring relationship with Duncan Fletcher as a young player for Western Province so is as familiar with his ethos and methods as any and, of course, in the primary position to make a judgment on who may be most suited to take on the unique task of coaching India, perhaps the most challenging role in the game outside actually playing.

Kirsten's success as national coach gave him absolute credibility with the players, administrators and supporters alike and his recommendation, which Fletcher's appointment appears to be, would carry consequent weight.


For Fletcher, this will be one last grand coaching hurrah. His failings with the England side in Australia in 2006‑07 and in the 2007 World Cup, disasters both, should in no way camouflage the debt owed by England cricket, which even now is reaping the benefits of the structures he put in place.

His success in regaining the Ashes in 2005 from one of the most powerful teams ever to take the field remains one of the outstanding England achievements in any era. But there was success in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in the sort of conditions in which England traditionally struggled to compete, and in South Africa, too. He also drew a Test series in India. So he brings with him a considerable CV, more substantial in fact than that of the man he succeeds.

Why he feels he needs the challenge at 62 is another matter. Since leaving the England job he has filled his time with consultancy positions, at Hampshire, and with the South Africa and New Zealand sides. It has helped to keep him in the loop. Has he missed the more permanent contact and influence that he could bring to bear?

Presumably the Indian authorities made him a financial offer he would find hard to refuse, although clearly he took the job strictly on his terms rather than be required to fit into a system that did not meet with his approval. The retention of Eric Simons, the bowling coach who also worked with Fletcher at Western Province, is testament to that.

Fletcher may give the impression of being a curmudgeon, and at times an autocrat, but Kirsten and of course MS Dhoni will recognise and appreciate someone whose qualities tend to involve working in the background. He has never craved attention, believing that as it is the players ultimately who win or lose games, then it should be they who have the profile.

He was always keen to set up a business‑style structure – whether it was at England or Western Province, or Glamorgan before that – in which the captain was viewed as the chief executive and himself as managing director. If there were ever any doubts that whoever was appointed it would be Dhoni, along with Sachin Tendulkar, who ran the show, then they have been dispelled by Fletcher's advancement.

His first task will be to form a relationship with Dhoni. With England his bond with Nasser Hussain was immense, but those who believed that Hussain's departure would preclude a similar relationship in the future, underestimated Fletcher's pragmatism: that with Hussain was seamlessly replaced with an equally strong relationship, with Michael Vaughan.

Whatever it was to the two England captains, to Fletcher it was always business. He will, no doubt, operate on a similar basis to Kirsten which, given the nature and stature of the players he had, was consultative. He did not reside in India for any length of time, but commuted as and when necessary. It is unlikely, then, that Fletcher will uproot from his Cape Town home.

Now he faces a challenge of a different kind to that he faced when he took over England more than a decade ago. They had reached the bottom of the heap and it was by instilling the team values, with the aid of a determined captain who sought respect before popularity, that he gradually helped drag them up. This is different for, as it stands, India are the top-ranked Test side and World Cup holders.

There is an analogy, of sorts, with the situation in Australia when Steve Waugh handed on the captaincy to Ricky Ponting. Waugh chose his moment well for, although Ponting would enjoy great success with an established side, it was always going to fragment. Fletcher will enjoy being associated with one of the finest of all batting line-ups, but will do so in the knowledge that it is rapidly ageing.

So he may see his main role not as maintaining the performance of the star players, but of bringing on the next generation, not just batsmen but bowlers, where there appears to be a dearth of emerging talent.

He will do so knowing that, as with West Indies fast bowlers, things in all probability will never again be the same. He will also know that a decline during his tenure is almost inevitable.

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Set-back for BCCI as SC gives split verdict




Set-back for BCCI as SC gives split verdict
Invest one Lac/Year Get Pension 1Lac/M Till U Live. Compare Designs Today PolicyBazaar.com/Retirement-PlannerThe division bench comprising justices J.M. Panchal and Gyan Sudha Mishra gave the split verdict and referred the petition to the chief justice for apportioning it to a bigger bench.

Justice Panchal dismissed the petition filed by Muthiah, challenging the validity of the amendment in clause 6.2.4 but Justice Mishra allowed the petition holding that a BCCI officer bearer cannot have stake in the IPL team.

The petition, filed by former BCCI president A.C. Muthiah, alleged that the amendment was brought to favour Srinivasan, whose company India Cements owns Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK). Srinivasan is a shareholder, vice-president and managing director.


"If Srinivasan opts to hold interest in the IPL team, he shall be able to do so but restrained to hold any office in BCCI," Justice Mishra
said.

Srinivasan alleged that Muthiah had filed the petition with malafide purpose and that he had no locus standi.

Muthiah, in his petition, alleged that amendment in the BCCI constitution was brought without following proper procedure.

Srinivasan had submitted there was nothing wrong in the administrator donning the role of the Secretary, contesting the post of President and owning an IPL team CSK.


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Ishant Sharma, Steyn destroy Kochi



This wasn't the scoring sequence from an over, but the runs made by Kochi Tuskers' top six batsmen as they crumbled to 11-6 chasing Deccan Chargers' 129-7. At the end of this extraordinary ordeal, Kochi were bowled out for 74, helping Deccan vacate the last spot on the points table for Delhi Daredevils.

Ishant Sharma has had an embarrassingly poor IPL record of 27 wickets in 36 matches. He had never taken more than two in a game. After Dale Steyn dismissed Brendon McCullum in the first over of the chase, Ishant set that record right.

Parthiv Patel fished at one outside the off-stump, resulting in an easy catch for skipper Kumar Sangakkara. Then two identical in-cutters stayed low and crashed into the stumps sending back Raiphi Gomez and Brad Hodge. At the end of two overs, the score read 2-4 and both runs were extras.

In his next over, another in-cutting delivery hit Kedar Jadhav in front of the stumps. 5-6. Mahela Jayawardene, the only batsman so far to get off the mark, then got the delivery of the day. Pitched just outside off, the ball kicked up and kissed Jayawardene's glove on its way to Sangakkara.
11-6. Game over. Ishant had five. And this was just the fourth over.

The wicket at the Nehru Stadium had grass. The bounce was uneven and Deccan's new ball pair exploited the wicket beautifully.

Steyn swung the ball out at exaggerated angles as McCullum played and missed three times in the first over. On the fourth occasion, he edged it to Sangakkara. He returned to clean up the Kochi tail, finishing with 3-16.
Ishant exploited spots short of driving length outside the off-stump and the up-and-down pitch did the rest by spooking Kochi's batsmen.

This put into perspective how valuable Sangakkara's 65 was after Deccan were asked to bat. The Deccan captain added 90 with Cameron White (31) after they had slipped to 20-3 in the sixth over. R Vinay Kumar took 3-25 to dismiss both, and Kochi had what seemed like a relatively easy chase. A huge shock awaited them.

Now only if Deccan would start winning at home again.
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Senior cricket umpire returns after WICB workshop



Senior local cricket umpire Clancy Mack is back on island after attending a two-day West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Elite Panel of Umpires workshop at the Bay Garden Hotel in St Lucia on April 18 and 19.

The workshop brought together the recently appointed 12-member elite panel of umpires for the region.
The team consisted of Peter Nero, Joel Wilson, Gregory Braithwaite, Clyde Duncan, Goland Greaves, Luther Kelly, Norman Malcolm, Vincent Bullen, Mack, Nigel Duggit, Vivian Johnson and Lennox Abraham.

The facilitator of the workshop was the ICC Regional Umpire Performance Manager for the UK, West Indies, Europe and the Americas Region, Barry Dudleston.


The workshop, the first since the WICB announced the panel, gave the umpires the opportunity to review the regional four-day cricket tournament.

The umpires gave presentations on umpiring aspects of the game. Mack and Greaves gave a presentation on communication.

Just this year, Mack, Duncan and Greaves were removed from the International Panel and replaced by Nero, Braithwaite and Wilson.

Mack still holds the position of area vice president for the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association with responsibilities for the Leewards. He is also the training and examination officer.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bad start to Lea Park’s campaign




Lea Park started the Bassetlaw and District Cricket League 2011 season in Division Two with an overwhelming defeat by Wiseton.

Wiseton won the toss and put Lea Park in to bat and they could only manage 99 in 31.2 overs and Wiseton knocked them off in 20.5 overs

Chris Needham and Elton Moulds opened the batting for Lea and Matt Loates and James Edgeley opened the bowling for Wiseton, and with the score on 16 Moulds was caught by overseas player James Moss, bowled Loates for two.

Five runs later Needham departed to an excellent catch by Moss at short mid-wicket, bowled Loates, and two runs later Simon Turner was bowled by Loates for a duck. The carnage went on as Andy Dewick was bowled by Moss for one.

With the score on 28 for four captain Matt Housham joined Ian Elliott at the crease and they put on an impressive 48 runs before Housham holed out to Moss from the bowling Tom Lane. With the score on 76 for five Lea’s last chance lay with Elliott who was 23 not out.


Next to go was Andy Orton for a duck followed by Elliott for 27. At 81 for 7 Paul Marriott came to the crease and dispatched the first two balls for four. Unfortunately Eddie Cooke (one) Dave Law (two) and Billy Remmington (one) quickly left leaving Marriott on 14 not out and the score on 99.

After an excellent early tea provided by the chairman’s wife Sue Roberts, play resumed and Wiseton’s openers Loates and Rob Wyles made light work of Lea’s bowlers.

After 12 overs with the score on 49 Wyles was caught by Elliott from the bowling by Needham for 22, while Loates was eventually out to an excellent catch on the long-off boundary by Marriott for 36 with the score on 63. Lane on 23 not out and Moss on nine not out completed the route.

Twenty points for Wiseton and none for Lea said it all!

It was mixed news for other Gainsborough area clubs on the first day of the new season.

Marshalls started their Championship campaign with a comprehensive defeat away to North Wheatley with Leverton. They posted a respectable 171 all out with Robert Power top-scoring on 58, while James Sizer (4-28) and Jamie Bovill (4-43) bowled well for Wheatley.

But then man of the match Jonathan Loates stepped in to score a magnificent 138 not out to steer Wheatley to an impressive seven-wicket victory.

In Division One Everton battled to a narrow three-wicket win over Harthill, dismissing then for 135 thanks to Tom Eldred (5-47) and Jon Shaw (3-46), and then Eldred with an unbeaten 34 and Simon Peck with 32 saw them pass the Harthill total.


In Division Four Marshalls 2nds completed a miserable day for the club by losing to Waleswood at Middlefield Lane by three wickets.

Despite 34 not out from Sean Metcalfe and 30 from Julian Clarke they could only muster 112, but their bowlers made the Waleswood batsmen work hard for their win with Clarke taking 4-34.

However, it was better news for Rose Leisure as they comfortably beat Everton 2nds by 58 runs at North Warren Road, scoring 183 for eight before dismissing the visitors for 125.

In Division Five Misterton lost by 39 runs away to East Drayton. They bowled the hosts out for 139 but could only muster 100 in reply.

North Wheatley with Leverton 2nds hung on for a draw at Notts and Arnold Amateur 3rds who made 194 for eight, and then Wheatley struggled to 144 for nine with Nick Cleaver top-scoring on 37.

q LEA PARK team (v Clipstone Welfare, away, w.p, 2pm): M. Housham, A. Dewick, E. Moulds, C. Needham, S. Turner, A. Orton, L. Mardle, A. Tucker, E. Cooke, B. Remmington, B. Allsop. Scorer, P. Cooper. All players meet Trent Port 12.30pm prompt. Any problems contact Matt on 07920 142409. Team sponsors: Beds Direct, Platt and Lobley Auctioneers.

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CSR & career development: LV backs kit scheme to help disadvantaged kids



A scheme to see that unwanted rugby and cricket kit is given to disadvantaged young people instead of going to waste is being supported by insurer LV.

With lack of access to equipment cited as one of the greatest barriers to children participating in sport, LV SOS Kit Aid has set an ambitious goal of providing young people with more than 20 000 kgs of rugby and cricket kit before the end of the year.

To support the initiative sporting stars, including ex-rugby player Matt Perry and cricketer Mike Gatting have held a series of rugby and cricket training sessions with children from The Stewart Hedlam School in East London, before handing over sports kit donated to the scheme.

The insurer also sponsors the LV County Cricket Championship and Anglo-Welsh rugby cup.
LV's employees will be involved with the donation, collection and sorting of all unwanted and unused rugby and cricket kit.

Former Bath and England player Matt Perry said: "Sport can be so important in helping develop strong values such as discipline and teamwork."

David Smith, LV HR and communications director said: "Tonnes of sports kit is thrown out every year in the UK as children outgrow it or sponsors change, with large amounts ending up in landfill. Yet, there are thousands of children from disadvantaged backgrounds who are unable to try the sport as they simply have no kit. The work of the LV SOS Kit Aid programme is vital in opening up sport to children from all backgrounds while also saving tonnes of unwanted sportswear from going to waste. We are a proud supporter of rugby and cricket in the UK and hope that this programme will encourage the next generation of talent into the sport."

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Kochi v Deccan Chargers Watch Live



Kochi v Deccan Chargers Watch Live 




Kochi v Deccan Chargers Watch Live 

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Zimbabwe-born Duncan Fletcher named coach of Indian cricket team



New Delhi Ending days of speculation, the Board of Cricket Control for India named Zimbabwe-born Duncan Fletcher as coach of the Indian cricket team on Wednesday.

Fletcher, who staved off competition from New Zealander Stephen Fleming and Zimbabwean Andy Flower, has been appointed as coach for the next two years, Board Secretary N Srinivasan said.

Fletcher will take over from the India tour of the West Indies beginning early June. India are scheduled to visit West Indies from June 4 to July 10 which will be immediately followed by a much longer tour of England involving four Tests, a T20 game and five one-dayers.

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Watch Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings Live



Watch Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings Live at 3 pm



Watch Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings Live at 3 pm

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

With Kolkata Knight Riders DC all charged up to lock horns



Deccan Chargers is all geared up to give a tough match to Kochi Tuskers in the ensuing match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tourney to be played at Kochi, the port city of India's southern state of Kerala.

A day prior to the match, addressing the mediapersons on Tuesday, after rigorous sessions at the nets, Kumar Sangakkara, skipper of the Deccan Chargers said the Kochi Tuskers is in good form despite having a sloppy start. He said they would try not committing the same mistake that cost them a game against Mumbai Indians and would improve whatever they have achieved

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Best Cricket Bowled Moments





Best Cricket Bowled Moments 


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Money did not influence Test retirement: Malinga



Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga rubbished suggestions that he retired from Test cricket to able to earn some quick money by playing in cash-awash tournaments such as Indian Premier League.

Malinga chose to skip the Test series against England, citing a knee injury, but continued to play in the IPL.

He then quit Test cricket after being asked by the Sri Lanka Cricket to return home for a rehabilitation programme instead of continuing playing for his IPL side Mumbai Indians.

"The Test retirement was never about money. I can't be a commentator, coach or umpire. But I can bowl well and get wickets. It's unfair to say money was the root cause of my decision," Malinga, the highest wicket-taker so far in the IPL with 16 wickets, told reporters.


Malinga is hoping that his decision will help him extend his international career.

"My right knee is getting weaker each day. I have a long-standing degenerative condition that I need to carefully manage. I love playing for Sri Lanka. It's my dream to play for my country. I'm not sure if my knee will inflame again."

Malinga has expressed desire to play the ODIs and Twenty20s against England. The tour is starting next month.

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Watch Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore Live



Watch Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Today at 7 PM



Watch Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Today at 7 PM

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Now Dhoni to be roped in for Incredible India campaign



Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Monday said that Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be roped in for the 'Incredible India' campaign.

"We will try to rope in Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to be part of the Incredible India campaign ," Sahay told reporters here. He also congratulated Dhoni for figuring in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.

Asked about the tourism ministry's announcement to arrange trips for the World Cup winning team members, he said the ministry has written to all the team members to select a destination of their choice and the ministry will then make the arrangements.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sachin Have 1 Million Followers on Twitter


Master blaster Sachin Tendulkarachieved yet another milestone, as he became the first Indian to get one million followers on micro-blogging social networking site - Twitter. 

Tendulkar, who had surpassed former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor to become the most popular Indian on Twitter, achieved the milestone yesterday. Tharoor has 986,349 followers so far, while Sachin has 1,002,386 followers. 

Although Sachin Tendulkar is not so aggressive on Twitter and has been very selective about his tweets, his fan following is increasing day by day. 

Sachin (@sachin_rt) follows only eight people on Twitter - @atulkasbekar, @ImZaheer, @narainracing, @UberSoc, @SrBachchan, @yuvsingh09, @hormazdsorabjee and @sreesanth36. 


Sachin is considered as the God of Cricket. He has scored 14,692 runs in 177 test matches with 51 centuries. He has also scored 18,111 runs in ODI with 48 centuries. None other batsmen is close to him to break his records of runs and centuries. Sachin is also the lone player in the history of ODI to score a double hundred.

Follow Him @ http://twitter.com/#!/sachin_rt

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Sachin Have 1 Million Followers on Twitter



Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar achieved yet another milestone, as he became the first Indian to get one million followers on micro-blogging social networking site - Twitter.

Tendulkar, who had surpassed former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor to become the most popular Indian on Twitter, achieved the milestone yesterday. Tharoor has 986,349 followers so far, while Sachin has 1,002,386 followers.

Although Sachin Tendulkar is not so aggressive on Twitter and has been very selective about his tweets, his fan following is increasing day by day.

Sachin (@sachin_rt) follows only eight people on Twitter - @atulkasbekar, @ImZaheer, @narainracing, @UberSoc, @SrBachchan, @yuvsingh09, @hormazdsorabjee and @sreesanth36.


Sachin is considered as the God of Cricket. He has scored 14,692 runs in 177 test matches with 51 centuries. He has also scored 18,111 runs in ODI with 48 centuries. None other batsmen is close to him to break his records of runs and centuries. Sachin is also the lone player in the history of ODI to score a double hundred.

Follow Him @ http://twitter.com/#!/sachin_rt

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Cricket popularity contest By ESPN - IPL winning the popularity contest?








Cricket popularity contest By ESPN - IPL winning the popularity contest?


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