Cricket

NEW DELHI: The most powerful cricket body in the world has yet again been forced to eat humble pie after falling at the wrong end of the stick on the legal front. Needless to say, it is a seriously expensive pie. 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly ready to cough up compensation of over Rs8 billion to IPL franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala for terminating its contract in 2011, a massive mark-up on the Rs3 billion the team's promoters were initially willing to settle for.

Dec 04, 2021 15:12
MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) have come to an agreement over the fate of India's scheduled full tour to South Africa later this month, which had been put in jeopardy following the discovery of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus in Southern Africa.
Dec 03, 2021 15:12
COLOMBO: The organizers of Lanka Premier League and Sri Lanka Cricket, upon recommendation of Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health, have decided to open ticket sales for up to 50% of stadium capacity for the second season of the LPL, which will be held from 5th December through to 23rd December.
Dec 03, 2021 13:12
MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) will continue to dominate the coverage of premium international cricket action with the broadcast of The Ashes 2021, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka, Big Bash League, Lanka Premier League, and West Indies tour of Pakistan from December 5. 
Dec 01, 2021 23:12
COLOMBO: Wolf777 News, an online platform for sports news content, has come on board as the title sponsor of the Lanka Premier League. 
Dec 01, 2021 22:12
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Cricket will join the UAE’s 'Year of the Fiftieth' 50th National Day celebrations on 2 December with a festival of cricket taking place at Zayed Cricket Stadium.   The UAE’s golden jubilee will be honoured during the Abu Dhabi T10, with host side Team Abu Dhabi wearing special commemorative shirts with ‘50’ on the back of each players’ jersey in the colours of the national flag. 
Dec 01, 2021 20:12
MUMBAI: Two done, four to confirmations go. Lancer Capital, the investment SPV of the Glazer family, who own English Premier League giants Manchester United, Wednesday confirmed its first ever historic foray into cricket by acquiring a franchise in the Emirates Cricket Board’s upcoming UAE T20 League.
Nov 30, 2021 21:11
MUMBAI: The "original eight" Indian Premier League franchises submitted their player-retention list on Tuesday ahead of the upcoming IPL mega auction in January. The franchises have been allowed to retain a maximum of four, while the two new franchises - Lucknow and Ahmedabad - can acquire three from the rest of the player pool before the January auction. 
Nov 30, 2021 20:11
NEW DELHI: Eminent sports journalist Pradeep Magazine has published a memoir Not Just Cricket: A Reporter's Journey through Modern India, to be distributed by HarperCollins.
Nov 30, 2021 19:11
MUMBAI: This development certainly comes as no surprise. South Africa's foreign ministry has said that a "full bio-secure environment" will be created for the Indian cricket team when it lands here for a highly-anticipated series next month and expressed its appreciation to the BCCI for not pulling out its "A" team despite the panic caused by the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant. 
Nov 30, 2021 18:11
MUMBAI: So the BCCI is finally done with the dilly-dallying on the "matter" of CVC Capital Partners. As the usually reliable Vijay tagore of Cricbuzz reports, the governing council of the Indian Premier League is expected to give a "formal nod" to CVC for the Ahmedabad franchise, "unless there is an unlikely last minute twist", on December 3.