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Sunrisers make IPL debut Friday, confident of reaching semi-finals

Sunrisers make IPL debut Friday, confident of reaching semi-finals

Hyderabad, April 4 A confident Sunrisers Hyderabad will make its debut in Indian Premier League (IPL) here Friday with its first encounter against Pune Warriors India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The team had fixed a target of reaching the semifinals. Both chief mentor K. Srikanth and chief coach Tom Moody exuded confidence that […]

Kolkata Knight Riders off to a flying start

Kolkata Knight Riders off to a flying start

Kolkata, April 3  Holders Kolkata Knight Riders gave a fluent start to their campaign with an emphatic six wicket win over a depleted Daredevils in the sixth Indian Premier League opener here Wednesday. The hosts proved their all-round might by first skittling out the Daredevils for 128, with Caribbean offie Sunil Narine (4/13) doing the […]

SRK, Pitbull showcase diverse culture at IPL opening ceremony

SRK, Pitbull showcase diverse culture at IPL opening ceremony

Kolkata, April 2  A dazzling and extravagant ceremony combining Bollywood’s glamour quotient and a medley of diverse cultures showcased by American rapper Pitbull and Tagore’s compositions heralded the start of the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Tuesday. Promising a “great time” and a “party”, Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan and the […]

Hero to heroin: boxer Vijender is NCB’s anti-drugs star!

Hero to heroin: boxer Vijender is NCB’s anti-drugs star!

Chandigarh, April 1  It was never meant to be an All-Fools Day joke. As the sports ministry Monday asked the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to carry out a test on Beijing Olympics bronze medallist and India’s best known boxing star Vijender Singh – for the reported use of heroin – he features as a celebrity […]

New edition of IPL kicks off Tuesday in the city of soccer

New edition of IPL kicks off Tuesday in the city of soccer

Kolkata, April 1  The Indian Premier League T20 tourney – synonymising cricket, cash, controversies and dollops of glamour – opens its sixth edition Tuesday with a cultural gala marrying the rhythm of American rap music with Bollywood dhamaka, but ironically at an iconic soccer venue where the likes of Lionel Messi have mesmerised tens of […]

IPL – the league of controversies

IPL – the league of controversies

Kolkata, March 31  The Indian Premier League (IPL) is known as much for its sporting and glamour quotient as for its controversies. This year’s ban on Sri Lankans from playing in Chennai is only a continuation of the trend in the cash-rich league which started in 2008. The latest controversy to hit the tourney is […]

The battle of the ages in IPL

The battle of the ages in IPL

Kolkata, March 30 If the slam-bang T20 cricket is for dynamic youngsters, reigning Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have to look at the age of their squad with some concern. The average age of the KKR squad is 28.52 years and it has 11 players in their 30s – the most […]

Indian players ruling the roost in IPL

Indian players ruling the roost in IPL

Kolkata, March 29  While the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisees may splurge on recruiting foreign imports, it’s the Indian players who are ruling the roost — from topping the batting charts to being the most successful captain. The top four run getters since the cricket jamboree began in 2008 are all from India. Chennai Super […]

13 dead as hailstorms hit China

13 dead as hailstorms hit China

Beijing, March 24  At least 13 people were killed and more than two million affected as hailstorms hit several parts of China, officials said. Nine people died and over 270 were injured when a hailstorm hit Dongguan city in south China’s Guangdong province, Xinhua reported. The hailstorm caused an economic loss of over 350 million […]

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