There was chaos outside the Eden Gardens after an hour-long felicitation function of the IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders when a large crowd broke barricades and engaged in scuffles with the police in a bid to enter the grounds today.
"Korechi, Lorechi, Jitechi Re" (We have done it, we have fought it out, we have won it), said Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan on his arrival in the city Monday night, a day after his team Kolkata Knight Riders emerged champions in the Indian Premier League.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said while his team's strategy to target Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir worked, little known Manvinder Bisla's outstanding knock came as a surprise and snatched the game away from the defending champions.
Jubilant Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Sunday said that it was about completing a mission they had embarked upon when the tournament started 54 days back.
Former India captain Anil Kumble today termed as "unfortunate" the incident involving Australian cricketer, Luke Pomersbach, who was today arrested for allegedly molesting an American woman and severely beating up her fiance at a city hotel in New Delhi.
With the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) slapping a five-year ban on actor Shah Rukh Khan from entering the Wankhede Stadium, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Friday said that a decision on this has to be taken by it.
The alleged misbehaviour by Australia's Luke Pomersbach at a city hotel on Thursday night does not come as an isolated incident as the cricketer has a history of getting caught on the wrong side of the law since making his debut for Western Australia in 2006.
Kings XI Punjab pacer Shalabh Srivastava, who was shown demanding Rs.10 lakh to bowl a deliberate no-ball in a sting operation by a TV channel, has claimed innocence and said it was a conspiracy to malign him.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar today supported the BCCI for suspending five uncapped Indian players as allegation of spot-fixing in the IPL surfaced through a television sting operation.
Delhi Daredevils qualified for the playoffs with a scrappy five-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPl) at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi on Tuesday. Scorecard
Tainted cricketer Mohnish Mishra today accepted the statements he made during the 'sting' operation which claimed to have exposed corruption in the IPL but said he had done that casually "to develop his value".
With 18 points from 14 games, the Mumbai team management should be proud of its players, but one is not sure if they are happy with the disciplinary record as the boys have provided the most ugly moments of this season. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal
reports. The offenders
|Mumbai meets Kolkata in IPL cracker
When it comes to judging corruption allegations in cricket, particularly in the sub-continent, 'no smoke without fire' has become the favoured testing method. N Ananthanarayanan
writes. The Guilty
The Daredevils captain sort of laid down the 'ground rules' for the game with two impressive catches, and his team promptly took the cue to come up with one of the most impressive showings on the field. Subhash Rajta
reports. Cracking shots
Keeping faith in the IPL franchisee owners, BCCI President N Srinivisan on Tuesday refused to believe that the team owners may have some involvement in the spot-fixing as the Twenty20 league is under-scanner now.