The Champions League Twenty20 could arguably be the pinnacle of domestic Twenty20 cricket as far as the standard of play is concerned, but in grabbing eyeballs, it's hardly been anywhere near pinnacle level. A tournament that's only four editions old has already had three different title sponsors, and it always seems to be squeezed in between other tournaments.
Cricket Australia has decided to rest Shane Watson keeping in mind the Test series coming up against the Proteas. It makes one wonder if BCCI would ever have the guts or the gumption to rest MSD while he was on an assignment with the Chennai Super Kings!
Seven matches down in the Champions League T20 and the IPL teams are yet to come out all guns blazing. Except for the Delhi Daredevils, the current IPL champ, the defending champs of this tournament and the most successful franchise in the IPL have failed to register a win. We look at what has hit the IPL superstars yet again.
If you grow up in India and are fond of reading, it is almost impossible to miss either the pull of cricket or that of Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse. And once drawn to either, you are bound to discover the twain that bound them.
Why does all these talks of 'loyalty towards country' and 'the lure of money' arise only when it comes to cricketers joining franchisee-based scheme of things that pay them in dollars. Is it the jealousy of a few who couldn't rake in the moolah in their times, or the attack on the very belief that only country-versus-country cricket is to enjoy a supreme status? And with Champions League T20 here - that has always been dubbed as a by-product of IPL - the groan is only going to get louder.
|Am innocent, will come out clean: Sreesanth Currently in police custody, the pacer realeased a statement saying he has never indulged in spot-fixing.|
|In China, badminton becomes bird flu's latest vicitm Shuttlecocks are made from bird feathers, making them a risk.|
|Sun doesn't set on a Sunrisers' party! Sunrisers Hyderabad's dressing room was a carnival after the team qualified for the play-offs.|
|Gilly Gilly Ay! How Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist had Bhajji in a spin as he waved goodbye to IPL!|
|Mumbai-born tycoon buys Sacramento Kings Vivek Ranadive will now have the best seats in the house!|