Best of CL

  • Sep 20, 2011 11:30 IST

    Champions League matches likely to be shifted from Eden Gardens

    Eden Gardens is set to lose all its three Champions League Twenty20 matches with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) favouring shift of the matches due to monsoon rains lashing the city almost daily.

  • Sep 20, 2011 13:25 IST

    New Zealand quick Southee out of Champions League

    New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee pulled out of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket series on Tuesday after suffering a knee injury.

  • Jacques Kallis
    Sep 20, 2011 13:56 IST

    Players showed responsibility in absence of Gambhir: Kallis

    Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Jacques Kallis is pleased with they way his team dealt with the absence of Gautam Gambhir as they began their quest to qualify for the Champion League T20 with a win over Auckland Aces.

  • Gautam Gambhir
    Sep 20, 2011 15:07 IST

    Gautam is as good a captain as Dhoni: Balaji

    Kolkata Knight Riders' Laxmipathy Balaji says skipper Gautam Gambhir is as good as Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni when it comes to leading the side.

  • Manvinder Bisla
    Sep 20, 2011 18:49 IST

    Knight Riders settling down away from home

    The Kolkata matches scheduled on September 25 and 27 will take place in Hyderabad, while the match on September 29 involving Royal Challengers Bangalore and a qualifier will be played in Bangalore.

  • Cheteshwar Pujara
    Sep 22, 2011 00:01 IST

    Pujara fighting to find his feet again

    As the Royal Challengers Bangalore gear up for the main draw of the Champions League T20, their young star Cheteshwar Pujara is on the sidelines, fighting a battle he has fought before. Records and injuries

  • Shakib
    Sep 22, 2011 00:19 ISTInterview | Shakib al hasan

    Five Tests a year will get Bangladesh nowhere

    Shakib Al Hasan is the lone Bangladesh representative in the Champions League T20. And possibly, he earns more more money and exposure from the two months of IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders and the CLT20 than a year of playing for the national team. But the all-rounder is not perturbed and is ready to give up playing IPL if ever it gets in the way of national duty, as he tells HT.

  • Chris Gayle
    Sep 23, 2011 00:47 ISTBeyond the news

    Rules bent to suit IPL

    When the Champions League Twenty20 kicked off in 2009, it was touted as a league of Twenty20 champions across the globe to determine the best team in the world. However, it was nothing but a tournament designed to give one more branding opportunity for the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams. Amol Karhadkar writes.

  • Australian player Shane Watson
    Sep 23, 2011 23:57 IST

    Blues ready to negotiate with Cobras

    A good batsman knows which balls to play and the ones to leave, both on and off the field and New South Wales Blues all-rounder Shane Watson did the same on the eve of their opening CLT20 game against he Cape Cobras.

  • Sep 26, 2011 00:28 ISTIan-stinct

    This could be best season of the league

    If the qualifying section is anything to go by this might be the best yet Champions League. It produced some good cricket and a few surprises, which all served to confirm a couple of adages about the game. Ian Chappell writes.

  • Johan Botha
    Sep 26, 2011 00:35 IST

    Cobras or Warriors? All alien for fans here

    The tournament is dubbed the clash between the best of the IPL and the best of the world; however, on early evidence it would appear the best of the rest has already given a walkover. Shalabh Manocha reports.

  • Malinga
    Sep 26, 2011 00:40 IST

    Champions League fails fairness test

    A battle between the pampered and the neglected of the Champions League T20 will be played out at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Monday night. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports.

  • Harbhajan Singh
    Sep 27, 2011 02:07 IST

    We didn't deserve to win: Harbhajan

    Mumbai Indians might have edged out Trinidad and Tobago by one-wicket in a last-ball thriller of the Champions League Twenty20 but skipper Harbhajan Singh said they didn't deserve to win and the Caribbean side was the better team today.

  • Oct 10, 2011 00:12 ISTLeague Jottings

    No ordinary Sachin fan

    Sudhir Kumar Gautam is no ordinary Sachin Tendulkar fan. He has access to the great man who gifts him signed T-shirts and has even invited him home. Harbhajan Singh too likes him.