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File image of Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia. (Getty Images)

'Best decision given the circumstances': Wadia lauds decision to suspend IPL

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:38 PM IST
  • Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia came out in support of BCCI on Tuesday by backing the board's decision to suspend IPL 2021 in India amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
Kings XI Punjab players celebrates the wicket of Robin Uthappa of Rajasthan Royals during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi.(PTI)
Kings XI Punjab players celebrates the wicket of Robin Uthappa of Rajasthan Royals during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi.(PTI)

‘Imagine if we had those players’: KXIP co-owner rues letting three youngsters go ahead of IPL 2020

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 07:49 AM IST
Wadia took their names also hoped they had stuck with Sam Curran, who proved to one of the best all-round performers in what turned out to be CSK’s worst-ever season.
Dubai: Kings XI Punjab player KL Rahul and Chris Gayle during their Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket match against Mumbai Indians (MI), at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020.(PTI)
Dubai: Kings XI Punjab player KL Rahul and Chris Gayle during their Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket match against Mumbai Indians (MI), at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020.(PTI)

‘He should play every game of next IPL’: KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia heaps praise on Chris Gayle

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Chris Gayle was not picked for the first five games and food poisoning ruled him out for the next two. He scored solid 53 in his first game of IPL 2020 and eventually ended up with 288 runs at 41.14 including a 99.
BCCI President Saurav Ganguly, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel during the final cricket match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians.(PTI)
BCCI President Saurav Ganguly, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel during the final cricket match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians.(PTI)

IPL bosses face new season amid financial challenges

New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Ahead of IPL 2020, the Indian board and the IPL title sponsors, Chinese mobile makers Vivo, suspended their five-year contract (valued at R440 crore per year) for the just-ended season amid anti-Chinese sentiments in India due to the border standoff.
KL Rahul with Mayank Agarwal.(IPL/Twitter)
KL Rahul with Mayank Agarwal.(IPL/Twitter)

IPL 2020: ‘He’s a captain in the making’ - KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia’s huge praise for star performer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 04:05 PM IST
IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul has been one of the best performers in the tournament so far, having already scored a century and a fifty.
The IPL Trophy(BCCI Image)
The IPL Trophy(BCCI Image)

IPL 2020: Is the IPL’s bio-bubble a safe zone?

New Delhi/Mumbai | By HTC & Agencies
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 09:15 AM IST
IPL 2020: What makes the IPL different from some of the other bio-bubbles is how spread out it is.
File image of KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia.(IPL)
File image of KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia.(IPL)

IPL 2020: ‘CSK incident taught us it can happen to anyone despite best precautions’, says KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 07:02 PM IST
IPL 2020: Speaking on the ongoing crisis, Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia said that any of the eight teams could have faced a similar situation as that of CSK.
Mumbai Indians (MI) player Jasprit Bumrah with his teammates celebrate the wicket of CSK player Ambati Rayudu during the IPL final match between Mumbai Indians and CSK at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Mumbai Indians (MI) player Jasprit Bumrah with his teammates celebrate the wicket of CSK player Ambati Rayudu during the IPL final match between Mumbai Indians and CSK at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

One positive case of Covid-19 and IPL could be doomed: Kings XI Punjab co-owner

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Though the BCCI has not confirmed that Chinese mobile phone maker Vivo has pulled out of title sponsorship for this season, it is likely that the company will back out from the Rs 440 crore per year contract at least this season given the soaring Sino-India diplomatic tensions.
Mumbai Indians players and Owner Neeta Ambani with IPL 10 trophy after they win the IPL 10 Final match against Rising Pune Supergiants.(PTI)
Mumbai Indians players and Owner Neeta Ambani with IPL 10 trophy after they win the IPL 10 Final match against Rising Pune Supergiants.(PTI)

Franchisees predict increase in IPL viewership amid COVID-19 crisis

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 06:31 PM IST
With Cricket Australia repeatedly stressing on the “unrealistic” challenge of hosting the 16-team T20 World Cup in October-November, the likelihood of having the IPL has increased significantly in a year thrown haywire by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia during the 2018 IPL auction(Getty Images)
Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia during the 2018 IPL auction(Getty Images)

IPL can’t happen without foreign players: KXIP co-owner Wadia

Edited by Aditya Bhattacharya | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 03:30 PM IST
With some experts pointing that the pandemic in India is likely to peak in July-August, Wadia believes it‘s premature to talk about IPL.
Kings XI Punjab owner Ness Wadia.(IPL)
Kings XI Punjab owner Ness Wadia.(IPL)

No human life worth sacrificing for IPL, says KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia

Rajkot | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 08:34 AM IST
The IPL governing council meets in Mumbai on Saturday to decide the next course of action. Besides the possibility of cancelling the event, conducting the IPL without spectators is also an option after April 15.
File image of Shahbaz Nadeem(Sportzpics - IPL)
File image of Shahbaz Nadeem(Sportzpics - IPL)

KXIP’s proposal to BCCI: National anthem before start of every IPL game

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 08:31 AM IST
National anthems are usually played before the start of an international game but Wadia feels it should be the norm in the world’s number one cricket league.
Ravichandran Ashwin during a practice session.(PTI)
Ravichandran Ashwin during a practice session.(PTI)

Ravichandran Ashwin and Kings XI Punjab have decided to part ways amicably: Ness Wadia

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 08:16 AM IST
Kings XI Punjab has been negotiating with Delhi Capitals for the past two months but now it has come to light that a few other teams are also interested in Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ravichandran Ashwin during a practice session.(PTI)
Ravichandran Ashwin during a practice session.(PTI)

IPL: Delhi Capitals complete Ravichandran Ashwin deal, announcement soon - Report

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 10:03 PM IST
Sources in the Delhi Capitals franchise said that while the move has been completed, an announcement would be made in the near future.
File image of KXIP cricketer R Ashwin.(PTI)
File image of KXIP cricketer R Ashwin.(PTI)

IPL: Co-owner Ness Wadia reveals why KXIP opted against trading R Ashwin

Press Trust of India | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 08:20 PM IST
Under Ashwin’s leadership, KXIP showed a lot of promise in the first half of the past two seasons before losing momentum in the second half. They finished seventh in 2018 and sixth in 2019.
File image of KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia.(BCCI Image)
File image of KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia.(BCCI Image)

CoA Meeting: Kings XI Punjab asked to file written explanation on Ness Wadia issue

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 05:32 PM IST
As per IPL’s Code of Ethics, a franchise may receive sanction if anyone related with the team (player/owner) bring disrepute to the game.
File image of R Ashwin, M Shami(AFP)
File image of R Ashwin, M Shami(AFP)

IPL rules can hurt Kings XI Punjab after Ness Wadia fiasco: BCCI

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 07:40 PM IST
While the matter is required to be first sent to the commission for investigation, the commission will then forward its finding to the ombudsman.
Ness Wadia(File photo)
Ness Wadia(File photo)

Ness Wadia sentenced for possessing drugs on ski trip in Japan: Report

New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 03:08 PM IST
The district court in Japan has handed Ness Wadia a two-year prison sentence which was suspended for five years.
Preity Zinta with Ness Wadia
Preity Zinta with Ness Wadia

Preity Zinta’s molestation case against Ness Wadia cancelled by high court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 09:49 PM IST
In her statement to the police, Zinta had alleged that during the match, Wadia came up to her, grabbed her by the hand and started using abusive words in front of other spectators.
Chris Gayle has been the star performer for Kings XI Punjab in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).(HT Photo)
Chris Gayle has been the star performer for Kings XI Punjab in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).(HT Photo)

How ‘out of cash’ Kings XI Punjab almost lost Chris Gayle at IPL 2018 auction

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 05:54 PM IST
Kings XI Punjab bought Chris Gayle for the base price of just Rs 2 crore, but the West Indies opener has been a huge influence on the team’s campaign this season
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