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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

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He is nothing special

John Buchanan, the former Australia coach has certainly set the cat among the pigeons by his theory of multiple captains for Kolkata Knight Riders. During the time he was Aussie coach, he never enjoyed the kind of attention he does now, writes Sunil Gavaskar.

Pakistan's IPL hopes left out in cold

The Indian Premier League will be missing one spicy ingredient from its heady mix in 2009 after Pakistan's exhilarating players were exiled from the money-spinning tournament.

Buchanan's multiple-captain idea a joke: Miandad

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has dismissed John Buchanan's multiple-captain theory, calling it nothing but a 'joke'. Miandad said the former Australia coach's unique theory has nothing to do with serious cricket.

Former national cricketers react sharply on KKR captaincy

Former national cricketers reacted sharply after Sourav Ganguly was dropped as the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders team in the ongoing IPL tournament.

Political rivals on a common stage

As the festivities got under way after the two opening games at the Newlands Stadium, the IPL brought together onto one stage political adversaries who would probably never have been seen sharing the same platform at the same time just four days before the general election here.

Making fools of viewers ‘strategically’

It’s no surprise that someone like Lalit Modi came up with the idea of a seven-and-a-half minute break in what is cricket’s fastest, most action-packed and abbreviated form. After all, it gives you just enough time to squeeze in two extra two-and-a-half minute advertising spots to rake in the moolah, reports Anand Vasu.

HP BJP flays UPA for shift of IPL to South Africa

Blaming the UPA government for the shifting of IPL to South Africa, BJP in Himachal Pradesh has said the high-profile event could have bolstered India's economy in the present scenario of global recession.

Suspect bowling action costs Botha IPL contract

According to media reports, Botha was in line for a lucrative contract with Rajasthan Royals in the weeks prior to the T20 tournament. But the IPL franchise dropped the idea after the off-spinner was reported for suspect action during the fourth ODI against Australia.

IPL spurns ICC's match-fixing watchdog

The Indian Premier League has refused to enlist the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit despite fears the glitzy Twenty20 event could fall prey to match fixers.

Kamran Khan reported for suspect action in IPL

Rajasthan Royals pacer Kamran Khan has been reported for suspect bowling action and the issue has been referred to the team management and the Technical Committee of the IPL.

Coach adds fuel to fire

Kamran Khan's bowling coach Obaid Kamal added fuel to the fire regarding the Rajasthan Royals bowler’s suspect action, saying, “Kamran's action was always doubtful during his five-month stint with me in Lucknow.” Sharad Deep examines...

No sacking of players or support staff: Kolkata Knight Riders

Intending to set at rest media speculation, the beleaguered Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise outfit said neither the playing squad nor its support staff will be sacked.

Rajasthan's Amit Singh reported for suspect action

Rajasthan Royals medium pacer Amit Singh became the second cricketer in the on-going IPL to be reported for suspect bowling action after his match-winning effort of four for 19 against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday.

Fleming rejects Buchanan's more 'overseas players' idea

Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has rejected John Buchanan's suggestion of increasing the number of overseas players in the playing eleven, saying the IPL is not a global competition and is meant to promote Indian players.

Gill criticises BCCI for IPL SMS game

Concerned about the "commercial use of cricket for business gains", Sports Minister M S Gill criticised the BCCI for introducing an SMS game which requires fans to make ball by ball predictions for cash prizes in the ongoing IPL.
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