The success of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in cricket embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday.
Overwhelmed at the build-up to the the Indian Super League, the founding chairperson of the tournament Nita Ambani on Sunday said football, ultimately, will be the winner in the country with the huge support it's getting.
Recovering from a shoulder injury, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, who missed leading the Mumbai Indians franchise in the Oppo Champions League T20, is set to miss the limited-overs edition of the West Indies series starting October 8.
Spirited New Zealand side Northern Knights, who upstaged a star-studded Mumbai Indians in the qualifiers, will come face to face with one of the favourites to lift the title, South Africa's Cape Cobras, in their opening Group B tie of the Champions League T20 here on Friday.
Knocked out of the Champions League T20 after losing to Northern Knights in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians' ace batsman Michael Hussey said some tight bowling by pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee had led to his team's downfall.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians paid the price for their indifferent show, crashing out of the Champions League T20 as a committed Northern Knights from New Zealand overpowered them with a one-sided six-wicket victory in the final qualifying round match, here this evening.
After losing two consecutive matches in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 tournament, Southern Express skipper Jehan Mubarak felt his team has a good spin attack but conditions didn't prove friendly to them.
Mumbai Indians might have won a one-sided battle against Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express but skipper Kieron Pollard said that the players need to improve their fielding if they want to enter the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 main draw starting September 17.
Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here on Sunday.
Lahore Lions skipper Mohammed Hafeez feels his bowlers set the stage for victory over Mumbai Indians in their first qualifier of the Champions League T20 tournament, by restricting the opponents to a low score.
After being beaten by Lahore Lions in their first Champions League T20 qualifier, Mumbai Indians head coach John Wright said the defending champions lost because of a poor start with the bat in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, who has been ruled out due to injury.
Having started their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 with a loss today, Mumbai Indians captain Kieron Pollard conceded that pressure would be on his side as they will have to win their next two matches to make it to the tournament proper.
Umar Akmal played a stunning cameo of 18-ball unbeaten 38 as Lahore Lions beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their opening qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Saturday.
After a sumptuous feast of traditional cricket, it's time again to return to the shortest format as leading players, including India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, get ready to represent their respective franchises in the sixth edition of the Champions League T20, with the qualifying rounds starting here tomorrow.
Dashing all-rounder Kieron Pollard has been named the captain of the Mumbai Indians after shoulder injury and fractured finger forced regular captain Rohit Sharma to pull-out of the upcoming Champions League T20, starting here from Saturday.
Having faced the heat of 'chucking' himself, all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez today termed teammate and ace spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspension for illegal bowling action as a "difficult thing not only for Pakistan but for the entire cricket".