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.

Sep 04, 2017 13:09
MUMBAI: Star India has beaten all comers to secure the global media rights for the Indian Premier League for the next five years. Star's consolidated bid of Rs163.475 billion for the India TV, digital (internet and mobile) rights as well as the rest of the world rights was higher than the Rs158.19 billion bid that came through as a sum of the different parts bid by the other contenders.
Sep 04, 2017 13:09
MUMBAI: American internet video service provider Bamtech has failed to pass muster in the technical evaluation round at the ongoing auction to the IPL media rights that opened this morning here. Qatar government owned sportscaster beIN Intellectual Property was asked to furnish financial details of its bid, but refused on grounds that it was a sovereign entity and was not required to do so. 
Sep 04, 2017 10:09
MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India is yet to confirm dates for its South Africa tour in December this year. Cricket SA (CSA) president Chris Nenzani said it was frustrating that dates for India's summer tour have yet to be confirmed, the South African Sunday Times reported.
Sep 04, 2017 10:09
MUMBAI: 14 of the 24 who bought the ITT are bidding for the IPL rights, auction for which has commenced in Mumbai this morning.
Sep 02, 2017 15:09
BENGALURU: With the government of Karnataka agreeing to hand over an additional 15 acres of land for the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) proposed National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, the board's decade plus long dream is closer to fruition.
Sep 02, 2017 15:09
NEW DELHI: Indian Premier League chairman Rajeev Shukla has recused himself from the upcoming media rights auction of the T20 League, to be held in Mumbai on 4 September, saying he has taken the decision 'for the sake of smooth IPL auction' as he faces allegations of conflict of interest.
Sep 02, 2017 15:09
MUMBAI: Sportswear major Nike, which has closed down 35 per cent of its stores in India, now plans to downsize further by letting 20 per cent of its staff go. Several others working in the company's Indian offices have been asked to join its operations in Southeast Asia, according to a Times of India report. 
Aug 26, 2017 15:08
MUMBAI: News doing the rounds that 'returning' Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals have asked for a new team name and are contemplating shifting their base out from the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) stadium in Jaipur are reportedly incorrect.
Aug 23, 2017 21:08
DUBAI: Cricket's newest format is all set for its launch in the UAE. The fast and explosive format is expected to get the cricket-crazy fans of South Asia on their feet.
Aug 23, 2017 15:08
NEW DELHI: In a judgment that will have significant positive implications on subscription revenues for sports rights holders, the Supreme Court has upheld a Delhi High Court verdict of 2015 that barred Prasar Bharati from sharing with cable operators, through Doordarshan (DD) channels, the live feed of cricket matches of which private broadcasters have exclusive rights to.