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.

Apr 27, 2021 18:04
ZURICH: Chinese multinational white goods and electronics manufacturer Hisense has entered into a partnership with FIFA to become an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will create an exclusive connection between the tournament's worldwide audience in unique and compelling ways.
Apr 27, 2021 16:04
NEW DELHI: Even as Australia on Tuesday suspended all direct passenger flights from India with immediate effect until May 15 due to the “very significant” spike in COVID-19 cases, the BCCI assured foreign players it would do everything to ensure those competing in the IPL reach their respective countries seamlessly once the tournament ends.
Apr 26, 2021 21:04
MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League is very much on, the BCCI insisted Monday, even as leading Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and three Australian players announced their withdrawal from the IPL amid the escalating COVID-19 crisis in India. "As of now, IPL is going ahead. Obviously, if anyone wants to leave, that's perfectly fine," a senior Board official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Apr 26, 2021 21:04
MUMBAI: GroupM ESP, the entertainment, esports and sports division of GroupM India, Monday released the sports sponsorship report for India 2020.  The size of the Indian Sports Industry in 2020 is estimated at Rs 5894 crores (Rs 58.94 billion). This report takes into consideration - sponsorship spends, celebrity endorsement and media spends on sports properties.
Apr 26, 2021 20:04
CHENNAI: L Sabaretnam, director and chairman of Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited, and a cement industry veteran, died in Chennai on Sunday following a brief illness, PTI quotes family sources as having said.  Sabaretnam, who is survived by two sons and a daughter, was 80. He served in Chettinad Cement Corporation and was executive director of the company for a long period.
Apr 26, 2021 19:04
DUBAI: The International Cricket Council has announced the women's teams that have qualified for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as the sport makes a landmark re-entry to the prestigious multi-sport event scheduled from 28 July to 8 August next year.
Apr 23, 2021 20:04
NEW DELHI: Pakistan's cricket players will get visas to compete in the ICC T20 World Cup in India this October, the BCCI's apex council has been told by board secretary Jay Shah following "government assurances".
Apr 22, 2021 20:04
CHENNAI:  The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) reportedly plans to start the fifth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) on June 4 in four districts in the state.  The eight franchises were reportedly asked to send their player retention list by April 18. 
Apr 22, 2021 19:04
NEW DELHI: EdTech company Whitehat Jr has collaborated with ace cricketer and former World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev to "make learning fun and engaging". 
Apr 22, 2021 18:04
MUMBAI: Blitzpools, among the ever growing list of fantasy sports platforms looking to make a play in the Indian market, has made four additions to its roster of cricketing brand ambassadors.  Shardul Thakur, Rahul Tewatia, Shahrukh Khan, along with Mohammed Shami, will now represent