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HindustanTimes Thu,30 Oct 2014

IPL 2012 : News

Frenzy descends on the streets of Kolkata

Frenzy descended on the streets as the city poured out in unprecedented numbers since Tuesday morning to celebrate the IPL win with chief minister Mamata Banerjee leading the plans to make the first win of the Kolkata Knight Riders a memorable event.

Farooq Abdullah asks Shahrukh Khan to keep his cool

Terming as "unfortunate" the spat between Shahrukh Khan and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials, Union minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday advised the Bollywood superstar to be a "little more calmer".

IPL should be closed: Lalu

With the Indian Premier League hit by controversies, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav today demanded that the tournament should be closed down. "IPL should be closed," he told reporters outside Parliament House when asked to react on the spat between Shahrukh Khan and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials and other controversies surrounding the game

'Kolkatans will cheer for Pune Warriors on May 5'

Many Kolkatans, including Sourav Ganguly's wife Dona, say they would root for the city's favourite son when he leads Pune Warriors in an IPL match in Kolkata on May 5.

Priyanka makes Bhajji dance at IPL opener

Bollywood’s "junglee billi" Priyanka Chopra took the packed audience at the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by surprise in Chennai on Tuesday when she went up in the air during her performance and got cricketer Harbhajan Singh to do a little jig with her.

Big B opens IPL with Prasoon Joshi's poem

In his mesmerising baritone, megastar Amitabh Bachchan set the stage alive at the opening ceremony of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a heartwarming poem written by lyricist Prasoon Joshi.

Meet the Hari Om Mumbai Indians

While you may be familiar with the Mumbai Indians, have you ever heard of the Hari Om Mumbai Indians? Both are cricket teams from the city, but while the former is a high profile IPL team, the latter is a gully cricket team gearing up for a city tournament. Mugdha Variyar reports.

Jalandhar bat makers hope to score this IPL

Catch City-based manufacturers rope in players to pitch their ware in the 2-month-long tournament. Rajeev Bhaskar reports.

Profitable KKR looking for strategic investor: SRK

Never mind the fact that they have not emerged winners in the four seasons gone by of the Indian Premier League (IPL). But Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), co-owned by Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan, as a profitable business is looking to bring in a strategic partner to expand KKR’s franchise. HT reports.

Willow warrior Raina living his passion of bats

The left-handed batsman's love for bats is such that he could well be termed the 'Batman' of Indian cricket. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

Mumbai Indians launch Mickey Cricket merchandise

IPL team Mumbai Indians and Disney Consumer Products launched Mickey Cricket special collection, a limited edition merchandise range for the kids.

Singing in the rain: Eden’s welcome party

Cafeterias and food stalls below the stands did brisk business on Thursday. While they were sceptical about a full house initially, but by the time the dampener of an opening ceremony got over, Eden Gardens was brimming with close to 70,000 spectators. Nilankur Das reports.

Dual identity: Not clouded by his name or nationality

Months after being recruited by Deccan Chargers as an Indian origin player who wears the colours of Kenya in international cricket, Tanmay Mishra is still amused by his struggle of identity within the team. Somshuvra Laha reports. Here-n-there

How Upton taught India to soak in pressure

The stakes are high and the game is fast and furious. The IPL is all about pressure. No wonder, the teams are giving equal importance to the players' mental strength. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

What's in a name? A lot for cricketers!

You will never ask "what's in a name" if you knew of the fetish Chennai cricketers have for changing or rearranging their names. Subhash Rajta reports. Dhoni returns to where it all started | Dual identity: Not clouded by his name or nationality
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