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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

IPL 2012 : News

Problem of plenty or plenty of problems?

Why fret when you have a galaxy of stars and are spoilt for choice? But for a team which has Sachin Tendulkar, a legend of the game, the behaviour of their players leaves a jarring note. Ashutosh Sharma reports.

Guys like Sachin can't play forever: Jonty Rhodes

Stating that players of Sachin Tendulkar's calibre would not be playing forever, former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes said it is important that the youngsters who emerge from tournaments like the Indian Premier League are good all-round cricketers.

I am focussing on my batting: Shakib

No one can fault his effort as far as his bowling in this IPL is concerned, but star all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan feels it’s about time that he starts contributing with the willow. He has taken six wickets at an average of less than 11 runs per wicket, but according to Shakib that’s only half the job done.

No more Pande(y)monium

He may not have played robust shots like Virender Sehwag, but it was a delight to watch Manish Pandey, the first Indian to score a century in the Indian Premier League, make a 56-ball 80 for the Pune Warriors India against Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday. Face off

Sachin, Mumbai take Kotla by storm

On Friday, every pair of eyes at the Ferozshah Kotla searched for their newly minted Member of Parliament, Sachin Tendulkar. HT reports.

For Awana, bat comes before baton

Delhi boy Parvinder Awana has become a key man for the Kings XI Punjab, but had his uncle not pushed him into cricket, Awana would have been either catching criminals or farming. Shalabh Manocha reports.

IPL forced Ranatunga's ouster as SLC head in 2009

Sri Lanka's World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga's tenure as the head of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) came to be short-lived because of his opposition to Indian Premier League, a report has claimed.

Harbhajan fading fast from the wickets' column

Dropped from the India team due to poor form and injury during last year's disastrous England tour, the off-spinner has continued to struggle at lower levels. N Ananthanarayanan reports. The doosra

Legal ambush in big league

Find out how rival companies are legally making money off the IPL, at the expense of league's sponsors. Rohit Bhaskar reports. Race to MVP | Best moments

Finding money in tattoos and cap sales

Players are not the only ones who eagerly wait for the Indian Premier League to start every year. There are others in the fringes too who see the tournament as a way to earn a few quick bucks. Shalabh Manocha reports.

For this Jesse, comeback to Kiwi side will be with a rider

Jesse Ryder, the talented Pune Warriors player who is enduring a topsy-turvy career due to disciplinary issues brought about by alcohol, is travelling with his manager as well as a clinical psychologist. N Ananthanarayanan reports.

IPL gets ticket fix, plays to full house

The IPL may not be the TV spectacle it used to be but the Season 5 of slam-bang cricket is playing to packed stands. Himani Chandna Gurtoo reports.

This travel itinerary puts to shade even the great Marco Polo

Marco Polo was one of the greatest travellers but the Indian Premier League has forced some serious travelling on the players too. Somshuvra Laha reports. Pic'd

Gilly, the unusual skipper who hates to follow

The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper has never been the conventional type. Anand Sachar reports. Main men

Cheer quotient: Working hard to whip up the fun in IPL

Cheerleaders or cheer queens? Foreigners or Indians? The jury is still out on that but there is no doubt the imports have taken a beating in recent times. Somshuvra Laha reports.
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IPL made a positive impact on world cricket: Nannes

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Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Dirk Nannes feels that the high-profile Indian Premier League has been a good learning experience for players from across the countries, and the Twenty20 tournament has made a positive impact on world cricket.

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