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The IPL: from an Aficionado

The IPL: from an Aficionado

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Once the opening ceremony of IPL IV was done, there was one thought that eased me down a little. Yes! It has been a hectic past few months, but India had just won the World Cup and after a lukewarm opening ceremony – things could only get better. And things soon did, the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight... 

BCCI clarifies pitch row

BCCI clarifies pitch row

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Stung by Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne’s scathing attack on changing the pitch for their home match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday sought to put a lid on the controversy, saying selecting the playing surface is the prerogative of the curator and the teams have no choice in the matter.... 

Commonwealth Games to push for Twenty20 cricket inclusion

Commonwealth Games to push for Twenty20 cricket inclusion

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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is to approach the International Cricket Council (ICC) again to push for Twenty20 cricket’s inclusion in future Games, the CGF said on Tuesday. “It is fundamental that our sports programme continues to evolve in such a way as to sustain the Commonwealth Games as one of... 

WICB didn’t check my injury status: Taylor

WICB didn’t check my injury status: Taylor

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Back to competitive cricket in the IPL after an injury layoff, West Indian pacer Jerome Taylor says his Board did not check on the status of his back problem till he landed in India for the Twenty20 event. The pacer, contracted with the Pune Warriors, last played for the West Indies in June 2010 and was ignored for the... 

Chanderpaul named in WI squad for Pak Test

Chanderpaul named in WI squad for Pak Test

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Reports of Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s demise appear to have been exaggerated after he was named Saturday in a 15-strong West Indies squad to prepare for first Test against Pakistan. The durable left-handed batsman has been engaged in a war of words with the West Indies Cricket Board over the last two weeks following... 

Kochi Tuskers up against resurgent RCB

Kochi Tuskers up against resurgent RCB

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When Royal Challengers Bangalore began their IPL 2011 campaign, their fans would have pondered upon changing loyalties. Four games into the tournament, the previously top-ranked squad, slumped to three successive losses after a fairly convincing win against Kochi Tuskers in their opening tie. As though not retaining local... 

Sourav’s ‘debut’ won’t be rushed

Sourav’s ‘debut’ won’t be rushed

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Calcutta: Having been off regular cricket for five months, Sourav Ganguly won’t make his Pune Warriors India debut till such time that he’s absolutely confident of actually making a difference. So, according to The Telegraph’s sources, there’s no guarantee that Sourav is going to feature in the Pune XI which will... 

Mumbai Indians keeps winning

Mumbai Indians keeps winning

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Mumbai: Mumbai Indians displayed its batting prowess, bowling might and fielding skills in outplaying Delhi Daredevils in the presence of its loyal supporters at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. MI with 16 points is poised to finish among the top two while Daredevils faces the prospect of elimination at the end of the... 

Rain ends Chennai’s misery

Rain ends Chennai’s misery

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When the skies opened up once again and the proceedings eventually came to an end, Kolkata Knight Riders were 10 runs ahead of the D/L par score, which was 51 after 10 overs. With eight wickets in hand and only 55 more runs to get in the next 10 overs, they were the strong favourites to win this contest against the Chennai... 

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