Omar not amused by Modi’s IPL boast

Omar not amused by Modi’s IPL boast

Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking credit for holding the IPL tournament in the country while assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir were not being held on time. “Why is the Hon PM talking about IPL? His is the first government since 1996 that has […]

Foreign stars begin IPL exodus as World Cup duty calls

Foreign stars begin IPL exodus as World Cup duty calls

NEW DELHI: England’s Jonny Bairstow is leading an exodus of foreign stars from the Indian Premier League as the looming World Cup draws top names away for international duty. Bairstow was out for a duck in his final innings of the season for Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday after being a key player for the franchise […]

‘You can’t select WC team based on IPL performances’

‘You can’t select WC team based on IPL performances’

MUMBAI: India vice-captain Rohit Sharma firmly believes that for World Cup selection, the players should be judged on the basis of ‘performance and form’ in the last four years and not on how they perform during the IPL. World Cup will begin days after conclusion of IPL on May 12. The national selectors are keeping […]

Rasikh Salam makes his IPL debut

Rasikh Salam makes his IPL debut

Mumbai: Young right-arm medium pacer Rasikh Salam became only the second player from Jammu and Kashmir to play in the Indian Premier League. Salam, 17, turned up for Mumbai Indians in their lung-opener against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium here Sunday and also opened the bowling for the hosts. Rasikh, who got his cap […]

Dhoni opens up on 2013 IPL fixing scandal

Dhoni opens up on 2013 IPL fixing scandal

NEW DELHI: What mistake did the players make, asked Mahendra Singh Dhoni, opening up on a phase of life made “most difficult and depressing” by the 2013 IPL fixing scandal. The two-time World Cup winning captain broke his silence in a docudrama aptly titled ‘Roar of the Lion’, which focuses on the scandal that rocked […]

No cap on IPL matches for World Cup-bound players, insists Kohli

No cap on IPL matches for World Cup-bound players, insists Kohli

BENGALURU: “You cannot put a cap on anything,” said India captain Virat Kohli, insisting that no instructions have been issued to Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises with regards to workload management of World Cup-bound players. However, the Indian captain expects his teammates to be smart enough to manage their workload before the mega event starting […]

Players need to be careful of injuries during IPL: Harbhajan

Players need to be careful of injuries during IPL: Harbhajan

MUMBAI: Top Indian players like skipper Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah need to be careful not to get injured or pick up niggles during the IPL that precedes the ICC World Cup this year, feels Harbhajan Singh. Saying the mega event, commencing on May 30 in England, is still some way off, the former India […]

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