HindustanTimes Thu,30 Jul 2015

Who to play for? CLT20 rule unclear

For several players in the Champions League, there's a serious dilemma. Take senior pro Jacques Kallis, who could play for the Warriors, his state team in South Africa who have nurtured him all these years - or the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who pay top dollar for his services. Just how is this choice made? Subhash Rajta reports.

CLT20 chance to impress IPL teams: int'l players

With the Indian Premier League IV auction set for November, the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 comes as a big platform for players to impress upon the IPL teams and earn a fat contract with one of the 10 franchises, feel international cricketers.

MI fielding coach Rhodes turns spotlight on fielding

Jonty Rhodes, the Mumbai Indians cricket coach, feels the notion that Indians are poor fielders is misplaced. “Just have a look at the last year's IPL. Someone like Rahul Dravid was really good, and Sourav Ganguly took an exceptional catch against us, said Rhodes.

Unpredictability is the flavour of Champs League

"I like it." The tagline, borrowed from singer Enrique Iglesias' hit number, appears across billboards of various sizes across Johannesburg promoting the Champions League T20. Subhash Rajta reports. Champions League T20 schedule

No time for vuvuzelas here

You might soon be forced to turn down requests for vuvuzelas while embarking on a trip to South Africa. The plastic trumpet that became the soundtrack of the FIFA World Cup and a rage world over has since been banned for by various sports bodies.

Mumbai Indians will come back stronger: Duminy

The shocking defeat at the hands of local side Highveld Lions in the Champions League Twenty20 opener notwithstanding, Mumbai Indians batsman JP Duminy said the IPL side has the firepower to bounce back in the tournament.

Kumble's Bangalore to take on Guyana on Sunday

Anil Kumble's Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the only IPL side in action in the Champions League Twenty20 tomorrow when it squares off against West Indian underdogs Guyana in the second of the two matches at Centurion.

Mumbai Indians eye victory against South Australia

After a stunning loss in the tournament-opener, Sachin Tendulkar's Mumbai Indians would be determined to post a win when they take on South Australia in a Champions League Twenty20 Group B match in Durban on Tuesday.

Dhoni all praise for Vijay, Raina

Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today heaped praise on Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay for setting the platform for the comfortable 97-run victory over Wayamba in Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in Centurion.

Indian Navy comes ashore at the St George’s Park

The army that people are used to seeing at cricket grounds, is usually of the Barmy kind, the famous travelling supporters of the England team.

Super-Over mystery stumps Dhoni

MS Dhoni is too smart a skipper to slip twice. The Super Over, however, is fast becoming the mystery he's struggling to decode. He’s now fumbled twice in just about six months.

Tattooed stars shine brightest

Call it the ink link, young cricket fans seem to be more enthused by the tattoos sported by the players than the matches in the Champions League T20 that are running in front of mostly empty houses.

Cheerless in Chennai

They are the livewire of Twenty20 games, their short, vibrant dance steps accompanied by snappy music greets every boundary hit or a wicket taken. But even the cheer girls are feeling the neglect at this year's Champions League T20. Shalabh Manocha reports.

Meyer chose cricket over hockey for money

Lyall Meyer’s friend has a theory —  if you slog at anything long enough, you will become good at it; however, the real talented ones are those who excel in two things or more. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports.


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