Income Tax authorities on Wednesday conducted surveys at the offices of Indian Premier League team franchises Pune Warriors in Pune and Mumbai and Royal Challengers Bangalore offices in the southern city as part of their probe into alleged tax evasion.
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Kolkata Knight Riders sealed the second place in the points table with a crushing 34-run victory over Pune Warriors in their final group league encounter of the Indian Premier League here today. Amol Karhadkar
Their fortunes maybe as contrasting as their batting styles, but the chance of seeing these two pillars of Indian cricket square off for possibly the last time makes this match a must watch. Rohit Bhaskar
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The fans of Sourav Ganguly will see him leading Pune Warriors once again this IPL season with the struggling left-hander announcing that he will captain the side on Sunday against Rajasthan Royals.
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That Ganguly would 'sit out' was common knowledge since Friday morning but it got confirmed the moment Smith, who is trying to return to the international fold, addressed the team huddle ahead of the warm-ups in the evening. Amol Karhadkar
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While Chris Gayle stole the limelight with yet another breathtaking knock against the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday night, the fact that Kohli found his silken touch with the willow would have come as a huge relief for the man and his teammates. Amol Karhadkar
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Sourav Ganguly seemed to have reached the last leg as Pune Warriors skipper after the team owner, Subrata Roy, said on Thursday that the former India captain would stay on as a mentor next season.
The Pune Warriors management in all likelihood will have a brainstorming team meeting on the eve of their 14th round IPL clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore in order to decide Sourav Ganguly's fate during the remainder of the tournament.
It was an amazing feeling to be at the Eden on Saturday. The Eden is the best cricket ground in the world where the knowledgeable crowd gives you due recognition, and it lived up to its reputation once more. No wonder, cricketers the world over crave to play here at least once. Sourav Ganguly
Coming into their second Indian Premier League season, the owners of the Pune Warriors did all they could to avoid a repeat of their disastrous debut season. Amol Karhadkar
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Once Ashok Dinda admitted he had rushed his injury rehabilitation to help revive Pune Warriors India's flagging campaign and he was a "doubtful starter" for Tuesday's Rajasthan Royals clash, it was clear the Bengal speedster had aggravated his side strain. HT
When Pune Warriors returned to the hotel that's been their home for nearly two months for a five-night stay last time around they were greeted in the lobby like victorious warriors returning home. Amol Karhadkar