The Pakistan Cricket Board has taken close to 60 percent of the appearance money earned by the Lahore Lions team during the recently concluded Champions League T20 in India paying Muhammad Hafeez and Co only USD 100,000 out of the USD 500,000 for their hardwork.
Gautam Gambhir is confident that his Kolkata Knight Riders teammate Sunil Narine will return to action as a "better bowler and stronger human being" after he was reported twice for a suspect bowling action in the CLT20.
Not even in his wildest dream did Pawan Negi think that he would take a five-for on a stage like the CLT20 final and after producing that unexpected stellar effort, the overnight star attributed his success to his stint at Chennai Super Kings and inspiration Daniel Vettori.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday took time out for his passion for biking by careening around the Buddh International Circuit here, a day after guiding Chennai Super Kings to their second Champions League T20 crown.
Having guided CSK to their second CLT20 trophy, Suresh Raina said that he has matured as a player taking cues from his contemporaries including Virat Kohli, who has shown the way with big hundred in ODI cricket.
Suresh Raina on Saturday hit a blistering century pulverising Kolkata Knight Riders into submission as Chennai Super Kings exacted a sweet revenge clinching the Oppo Champions League T20 in style with an eighth-wicket victory in a thoroughly one-sided final.
Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn will be replacing mystery bowler Sunil Narine, who has been was withdrawn from the tour of India following his "illegal" bowling action reported during the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.
Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey has expressed disappointment over his team's loss in the Champions League T20 semifinals to Chennai Super Kings, saying that the players did not play to their potential.
The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would still be a tough nut to crack when they clash in the Oppo Champions League T20 final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine was today reported for the second time for a suspect illegal bowling action and he will not be eligible to bowl in the CLT20 final on Saturday, the organisers of the tournament said.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir today attributed his side's splendid run in the Champions League Twenty20 to collective effort, saying that his team has done well in all departments of the game en route to the final.
Veteran Jacques Kallis brought his years of experience into play as he guided Kolkata Knight Riders to its maiden Oppo Champions League T20 final having comfortably beaten Australia's Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets, here today.
West Indies T20 skipper Darren Sammy today backed mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been reported for suspect bowling action during an Oppo Champions League Twenty20 match, stating that he will still be the most dangerous spinner in the world even without his quicker deliveries.
Playing against Chennai Super Kings has always been the toughest challenge for an Indian franchise. The MS Dhoni-led side, which has a squad comprising world class cricketers, has over the years been a force to reckon with in the shortest format of the game.
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.