Former Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians have released Mike Hussey and Praveen Kumar. Mumbai have acquired Unmukt Chand and Vinay Kumar in first trading window.
While walking around the hill station, one doesn't get the feeling that India's madly-loved cricket stars will be playing at the scenic HPCA Stadium after almost two years when India take on West Indies in the fourth ODI. The locals and organisers say excitement during the IPL is much more palpable than at the time of an international match.
The Indian Premier League could soon be played in scenic Kerela if the government allows total waiver of entertainment tax.
England were thumped 4-1 in Australia in their one-day international series at the beginning of the year and also lost recent ODI series at home against Sri Lanka and India.
England cricket legend Ian Botham wanted the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be scrapped as he felt it was "too powerful for the long-term good of the game and also claimed that the franchise-based league provides the "perfect opportunity for betting and therefore fixing" and "players are slaves to it".
Delivering the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's, where he was once a ground-staff boy before going on to star at the 'home of cricket' for both Somerset and England, Ian Botham expressed his fears about the Indian Premier League's (IPL) effect on corruption within the world game.
Senior IPS officer BB Mishra, who is also the deputy director general of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), during his stay in Chennai will be questioning former BCCI president and ICC chairman N Srinivasan as part of investigations into the betting and match-fixing scandal during the sixth edition of IPL.
Virender Sehwag enjoyed a good season with Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014, scoring 455 runs in 17 innings.
One of the biggest stars of Indian Premier League this year, medium pacer Sandeep Sharma has been ruled out of action till December because of a strain.
Sunil Gavaskar was appointed as interim BCCI president (IPL affairs) by the Supreme Court after N. Srinivasan was stood down as Board chief.