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Cricket

It was job half finished: Maxwell

His blistering 89-run knock set up the Kings XI Punjab's incredible victory over Rajasthan Royals but for Glenn Maxwell it was still an unfinished job as he was not there to hit the winning runs.

For Karthik, its happiness all around, finally

Dinesh Karthik broke into the India team a little before the Mahendra Singh Dhoni phenomenon made the 'second-wicketkeeper' an unaffordable proposition in the team.

IPL 7: Karthik, Duminy script Delhi win over KKR

JP Duminy hit a timely unbeaten 52 after skipper Dinesh Karthik set the foundation with a fighting 56-run knock as DD edged out KKR by four wickets in a thrilling IPL T20 match, in Dubai on Saturday.

BCCI emergent meeting: More trouble for Srinivsan?

Its image having taken a beating following the controversies surrounding the IPL, the BCCI will hold an Emergent Working Committee Meeting on Sunday to prepare its response for the Supreme Court hearing on April 22.

IPL scandal: BCCI suggests 3-member probe panel

Faced with a credibility crisis arising out of the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, the BCCI on Sunday suggested to the Supreme Court a three-member committee made up of eminent persons to probe the corruption case on the directives of the apex court.

IPL 7: Maxwell leads Punjab to win again

Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 89 runs before David Miller provided the finishing touches with a breathtaking 19-ball 51 as Kings XI Punjab hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets.

This IPL season, not all teams having a ball

The expenses of the franchises may have gone up manifold because of the decision to take the first phase of the Indian Premier League to the UAE. But one aspect that is hardly mentioned as expenses has become a worrying matter for some franchises.

IPL 7: CSK look to bounce back against Delhi

Handed a shock defeat in their tournament opener, former champions Chennai Super Kings would be eager to bounce back against a resurgent Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

RCB's Chahal weaves a web around defending champs MI

RCB though had a shaky start when left-handed opener Nic Maddinson was cleaned up by pacer Lasith Malinga for 16 and Zaheer Khan wreaked havoc in the very next over with two wickets.

BCCI meet to find new pathway in IPL case tomorrow

The Cricket Board's all-powerful Working Committee is to meet in Mumbai Sunday afternoon at its headquarters to find a pathway to satisfy the latest directive of the SC in the case related to corruption in last year's IPL.

Yuvraj showed it’s too early to write him off just yet

There are no guarantees in life, and even the statistics-driven world of sports is no exception to that rule. Yet, Yuvraj Singh could not have anticipated the avalanche of derisive anger that was directed at him after the World Twenty20 final.

Motive questioned, but funds showed the way

Way back in 1981, a businessman and cricket lover, Abdul Rehman Bukhatir, put together a disparate group for a purpose that went beyond merely hosting matches. The Cricketers Benefit Fund Series (CBFS) thus emerged.

IPL 7: Delhi, Mumbai look to discover winning ways

After getting hammered in their opening games, both Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians will look to make amends when they play take the field in their respective games on Saturday.

Integrity officials aim to boost players’ confidence, not snoop

IPL is serious business. And the most important is ensuring there is no controversy, or hint of corruption which scarred the league last year. Besides corruption, security too is an issue.

We were beaten fair and square: Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded that his side were beaten "fair and square" by a better opponent in their six-wicket loss against Kings XI Punjab in an IPL thriller in Dubai.
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