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IPL 2: MI vs RR : Match 7 Review April 22, 2009

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rainThe Rain gods continued to spray problems for the Season 2 of the Indian Premier League. Most of the matches played so far, have had rain interruptions, Match 7 a victim of a complete washout. Match 7 between the defending champions Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians was called-off two and half hours after the scheduled start of play.

This day turned out to be the worst as far as the spectators are concerned.  The opening game of the Tuesday double-header between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab was decided on Duckworth-Lewis hardly ten overs into the chase. Here’s hoping the rest of the tournament is no more rain affected. Rain rain stay away. Both teams shared a point each, Mumbai Indians now lead the pioints table with three points against their name.

IPL 2: Hussey backs out of the IPL April 3, 2009

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Many Australian players have decided to withdraw from this year’s IPL, one who has lately joined the list is Micheal Hussey. He will not participate this year in an effort to regain lost form before the Ashes. Hussey is one of only two Australians, along with Brad Haddin, to have played in all 12 Tests and 10 one-day internationals since last year’s tour of India, and was due to join the Chennai Super Kings after the limited-overs series against Pakistan next month. He has now decided to take a breather spending time with family in perth. (more…)

IPL 2: Moves back to India : Breaking News April 1, 2009

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It’s breaking News, Sources close to the Deccan Chronicle an Indian news paper, have revealed that the IPL Season 2 will be moved back to India. Take a look at the complete story as in the news papers this morning..

” Sources in Deccan Chargers, the team owned by the publishers of Deccan Chronicle and The Asian Age, said the decision will be made public in the next 36 hours after some loose ends are tied up. The schedule, from April 18 to May 24, will be more or less retained in India, the sources said.” More Reports follow… read on.. (more…)

IPL 2: SRK ends multi-captain contraversy : Kolkatta Knight Riders April 1, 2009

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Sourav Ganguly returned a happy man after a meeting with Shah Rukh Khan and John Buchanan. SRK, the bollywood star who is the owner of the Kolkatta Knight Riders IPL team decided to put a lid on the controversy surrounding Buchanan’s theory of Multiple Captains by releasing a statement that during a game the team would resort to a group of “strategists” who would report to one on-field captain while making decisions. (more…)

IPL 2: Pietersen and Flintoff to lose millions by IPL’s delayed start March 26, 2009

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Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff are set to lose over a million dollars after the IPl was announced to start week later. Both players are now busy playin against the WestIndes with the series tied at 1-1. Andrew flintoff is said to return in the next match starting tomorrow. He was earlier sidelined on the bench following a back strain. Kevin Pietersen was sold to Royal Challengers in bidding carried out to add new players to the already available pool of international players. Pietersen was bought for about 8 million dollars roughly about Rs.7.25 Crores ranked as the costliest player of the tournament. Flintoff cam running second when he was sold for just a million rupees less to the Chennai Super Kings. (more…)

IPL 2: Telecast Rights sold for Rs.8200 Cr March 26, 2009

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Sony has won the telecast rights courtesy,Multi Screen Media and World Sport Group, who have signed a deal for 9 years upto 2017 making them the exclusive and official broadcasters of the IPL. The nine-year deal, is worth Rs 8,200 crore which is much higher than what was signed earler between the two parties. The new agreement, which is more than double the earlier deal signed last year for 10 years with the same two parties, gives Multi Screen Media the exclusive audio visual rights (in India) to all the 59 matches of the second edition of the IPL. The decision came after the Bombay High Court rejected a plea filed by Sony TV which had challenged the BCCI’s Decision to terminate the five year deal. (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…)