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IPL 2: KXIP vs RCB : Match 11 Review April 25, 2009

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WCUP CRICKET WORLD CUP ENGLAND SRI LANKAI haven’t have had the opportunity to watch the match last night. Therefore will not be able to comment or present my view, However I’m not to leave you disappointed. Here’s a excerpt from the Deccan Chronicle, Chennai edition. Do come back for more detailed analysis post me watching the highlights 😛

April 25, 2009; Durban, South Africa: RaviBopara (84) led Kings XI Punjab’s to their first victory in the second edition of the Indian Premier League as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a handsome seven-wicket margin here on Friday. (more…)

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IPL 2: KKR vs KXIP : Match 6 review April 22, 2009

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saurav-kkrNot the best of the win’s as Shah Rukh Khan may call it, but the man is happy for Kolkatta Knight Riders won their second match against the  Kings XI Punjab to register their first points in the tournament. Sourav Ganguly made yet another comeback with the ball as he picked up 2 wickets to help restrict KXIP to a score of 158 for 6. Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum scored quick runs before rain stopped play with KKR 11 runs over the Duckworth Lewis par score. (more…)

IPL 2: DD vs KXIP : Match 3 Review April 20, 2009

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daniel-vettoriApril 19 2009, CapeTown: Rain rain Go away, Come Again Another Day…. A poem that the spectators and the players had been singing for most part of the day. Day 2 of the IPL season 2 saw more rain showers and delays. When the rain finally stopped, The match was reduced to a 14 over affair between the sides. With Sehwag on one team, the Delhi Daredevils were favorites from the start.

Frequent showers ruined the first match of Sunday’s double-header in Cape Town, reducing the target required by Delhi Daredevils to only 54 in six overs, a goal they reached with all wickets intact. The victory, however, was set up by Daniel Vettori’s remarkable spell which brought an abrupt halt to Kings XI Punjab’s burgeoning momentum and gave Delhi a manageable target to chase. (more…)

IPL 2: Team Preview: Kings XI Punjab April 16, 2009

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preity_kings_xiLast year’s semi finalists and this year’s weakest looking side of the IPL, Kings XI Punjab have been named ‘underdogs’. The team to be most affected by the absence of their Australian players, Kings XI Punjab will be hoping that Yuvraj Singh stands out as the star amongst the galaxy of international cricketers playing this season. They were the last years entertainers, Shaun Marsh exploded with runs, Lee picked the wickets and Hopes played to the all rounders duty. Filling the shoes of these players is the task at hand for the team. (more…)

IPL 2: Shilpa Shetty : New Owner.. New Cheerleader.. New Begining April 8, 2009

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Shilpa Shetty, The hot young bollywood actress who now is a 12 percent stake holder in Rajasthan Royals, the champions of the inagural season of the IPL, will be hoping for a repeat performace form the side as the first batch of 9 players arrived in Johanesburg. This bacth includes Mohammed Kaif, Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja who expressed that sentiment before departing for South Africa for the second edition of the IPL. Both Kaif and Yusuf agreed that the pressure would obviously be there because of their fairy-tale like victory in the inaugural season last year. (more…)

IPL2: Player Reactions – IPL2 Moves to South Africa March 25, 2009

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Ex captain of South Africa, Shaun Pollock is a very happy man after hearing the news about SA being confirmed as the host for the second edition of the IPL. Shaun Pollock plays for Mumbai Indians team and most of his team members are already preparing for the tournament in South Africa. (more…)

IPL2: And the Award Goes to… March 25, 2009

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The 30 day game came to an end after Mr. Lalit Modi, commissioner IPL announced South Africa as the venue to host the second edition of the world popular Indian Premier League. Elections in India forced moving the IPL out of India. South Africa edged past England to be named the host of 2009 IPL, the decision came after meeting between the IPL Committee and CSA. In a press conference hosted by the two parties in Johannesburg on Tuesday, CSA chief Gerald Majola said that he was happy that the Indian board and the organizers of IPL gave South Africa an opportunity to host the honorable tournament. The IPL also announced that the final schedule of 59 matched and the host venues will be chalked out shortly. The Tournament however will start a week later beginning from April 18 as planned against April 10 2009. More news follows… (more…)

IPL 2: England Vs South Africa? March 24, 2009

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Indian Premier League is now more of a battle between England and SouthAfrica, not on the cricket field but off it. Four Indian Officials from the BCCI including Mr. Lalit Modi are already in SouthAfrica talking to the officials at ECB(England Cricket Board) and CSA (Cricket South Africa) for hosting the event in their respective countries. (more…)

IPL 2: NRI-PL? March 24, 2009

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In an official statement given to the press and Media, The working committee of IPL announced moving this year tournament to a place outside India. England and SouthAfrica have been penned as the the front-runners to host the second season of the Indian Premier league (IPL) after inconclusive negotiations of the board with the Indian Home Ministry and various state governments to shift the tournament outside of India.
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The venue and the new schedule will be announce on toady, the 23rd of March. Shashank Manohar, the BCCI president, said the tournament had been relocated “because of the extraordinary situation existing this year.” The 45-day tournament clashes with the forthcoming general elections in India and there had been concerns over security. (more…)

IPL 2: Coming Soon? March 24, 2009

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With the continuing ‘Yes’ ‘No’ politics from the government, a deadlock still lies over whether the most awaited Cricket tournament of the year would even begin? Lalit Modi, Commissioner IPL, is still confident that the revision of dates will be accepted by all concerned parties and that the tournament will begin on the decided dates. The Tournament still hangs in balance of the coming Lok Sabha elections in India with concerns over security, Home minister, Mr. P Chitambaram has already suggested moving the IPL to later dates in the year. (more…)