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Shiv Sena seeks drought relief from IPL teams

The Shiv Sena has targeted the Indian Premier League (IPL) demanding that team owners contribute Rs. 500 crore towards drought relief. HT reports.

Buy early, pay less: IPL tries airline trick

You may get tickets cheaper if you book early, if a current plan gets off the ground — though it does not seem to have got the blessings of the IPL teams yet. Himani Chandna Gurtoo reports.

JLo's gig axed from IPL opening over diva demands?

Jennifer Lopez's performance at the opening of IPL was reportedly axed because of her demands. JLo is said to have insisted on a private plane and dozens of hotel rooms for her huge entourage, including her own stylists, assistants and chef for the opening gig.

New hope, big dreams

The owners have changed and so have the colours of the team, but for the Hyderabad cricket fans their city’s IPL outfit will have a striking resemblance to their old team - Deccan Chargers. HT reports.

From nets to riches, thanks to Tendulkar’s keen eye

Cricketing lore is rife with rags-to-riches tales. Javed Khan could be the latest Cinderella story. A week and a half back the strapping pacer was a net bowler who had never played any age-group cricket. Khurram Habib reports.

Not granted window but IPL still thrives

This year's IPL won't feature cricketers from New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe for a major part of the tournament. But should the BCCI be worried? Not really. Somshuvra Laha reports.

Where Tagore and Pitbull form a theatre of dreams

This was east of Eden but trust Shah Rukh Khan to create his own paradise away from one of cricket’s most famous cathedrals. Dhiman Sarkar reports.

At home, Kumble slips into role of rival with ease

Since his retirement from international cricket in 2008, Anil Kumble has donned many hats with ease. Not a lot of cricketers, who have achieved a lot on the field, have gone on to taste the same success off it as well. But Kumble, it can be said, has bucked the trend at least initially. Sahan Bidappa reports.

The league of the good, bad and ugly

An exhaustive survey throws up many interesting facts about the Indian Premier League as it enters the sixth edition. Before you are the highs and lows that emerged. Read on...

With these stars around, you can never miss a beat... or a tweet

Want exclusive news on what's going on in the Indian Premier League? Just spread the wings of that little blue bird. Somshuvra Laha reports.

Settled means steady going for Chennai

A tweet about the league doing rounds roughly reads thus: “It is a tournament where eight teams battle it out to play Chennai Super Kings in the final.” It might have come from a staunch CSK fan but it's not far from reality.

BCCI makes it hell for Jaipur advocate

When India’s summer T20 league is on, it’s customary for the phone to ring off the hook. But, for a Jaipur-based lawyer the reason for incessant phone calls is not friends wanting to share every four and six but rather a goof-up by the league’s media team, writes Rohit Bhaskar.

DD feel the heat of KP’s absence

Without a single win this season, the Delhi Daredevils are feeling the heat ahead of their seventh game, this time against the powerful Mumbai Indians. With their top stars flopping and the team hitting the ebb, they admit they are missing Kevin Pietersen. Khurram Habib reports. Today's action | Face off

Old master swaggers into scene of first triumph

He was the original master blaster. And the Ferozeshah Kotla was where a young Viv Richards first made the cricket world take notice of his swagger as well as the destructive qualities with a bat in hand. N Ananthanarayanan reports.

Rockstar goes viral, Gangnam style...

One of the enduring mysteries of the T20 League has been why the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers chose the garish, eye-sore mix of purple and orange as their official colours. A choice that makes perfect sense – or at least internet meme wisdom – in hindsight. Rohit Bhaskar reports. MS, this is for you | Face off

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