MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League governing council on Sunday tentatively shortlisted six venues — Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai (optional) — for the cash-rich tourney, and have reportedly settled on 11 April as the start date for IPL 2021.

Not surprisingly, this has left Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad - the three IPL franchises that missed the hosting bus - feeling shortchanged.   

Mar 01, 2021 18:03
MUMBAI: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has come on board for the five times Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians as a Principal Sponsor and Official Logistics Partner.  This partnership with Mumbai Indians marks DHL Express’ first-ever cricket sponsorship, globally.
Feb 26, 2021 17:02
NEW DELHI: This is surprising, but also makes eminent sense when looked at under a broader lens. At a time when COVID cases in India are seeing an upswing, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is reportedly moving away from the current presumption that the Indian Premier League would be played out between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, and instead exploring the option of playing the IPL across four to five cities. 
Feb 24, 2021 19:02
MUMBAI: Even as the easing of border tensions between India and China has cleared the way for the Board of Control for Cricket in India to "pick up where it left off" on Chinese smartphone brand Vivo's title sponsorship of the Indian Premier League, new brands are reportedly set to add to the sponsorship lustre of the IPL.
Feb 24, 2021 16:02
MUMBAI: Herbalife Nutrition has announced the renewal of contract with Indian cricketer and captain of the India national team Virat Kohli, for the year 2021.  Herbalife Nutrition will continue to work closely with Kohli to promote nutrition and wellness as a basis for high-quality sports performance.
Feb 23, 2021 19:02
MUMBAI: Even as Mumbai and Ahmedabad have been shortlisted as host cities for this year's Indian Premier League, with India's financial capital likely to host group stage matches across four venues and the refurbished Sardar Patel stadium in Motera to host the play-offs, the rise in COVID-cases in the country must be a matter of concern, more so since the plan is top allow 50% attendance.
Feb 20, 2021 06:02
NEW DELHI: As the much-anticipated Indian Premier League auction took place in Chennai on Thursday, IPL franchise Delhi Capitals continued with last season’s efforts to involve fans directly, via an array of engagement initiatives.
Feb 20, 2021 05:02
MUMBAI: The VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction concluded in Chennai with 57 players filling up the 61 available slots. All-rounders were in demand. Chris Morris was sold to Rajasthan Royals for a whopping sum of Rs 162.5 million and became the most expensive player in IPL auction history. 
Feb 18, 2021 17:02
MUMBAI: Well, what do you know. After a one-season hiatus, Chinese smartphone major VIVO is back as title sponsor for Indian Premier League 2021.  IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed on Thursday that VIVO would indeed be the title sponsor for IPL 2021.
Feb 18, 2021 17:02
MUMBAI: The players' auction for VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 kicked off at 3 pm on Thursday, with 292 cricketers up for grabs.  Eight teams are bidding to build their teams for the T20 cricket extravaganza this year.
Feb 17, 2021 16:02
MUMBAI: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has made official what the general public is expecting - that this year's Indian Premier League will more than likely allow fan entry.  While dates are yet to be officially announced for the IPL's 2021 edition, it is expected to be held between the months of April and May. The player auction will be held on Thursday.