In a noble gesture, Kolkata Knight Riders named deceased Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri as their 16th man while his family was given a cheque of Rs 20 lakh at a ceremony ahead of their IPL T20 cricket match against Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens here today.
Royal Challengers Bangalore bat Chris Gayle on Saturday dedicated to his mother on her birthday the man of the match award given to him in the Indian Premier league match against Kolkata Knight Riders here.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday rued dropping Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle twice saying "If you keep dropping catches, someone like Chris will hurt you."
Having bagged the man of the match with impressive figures of 2/18 in the eighth Indian Premier League lung opener, South African pacer Morne Morkel says he only had to make the best use of the favourable conditions at the Eden Gardens.
Sachin Tendulkar took the centrestage at the Eden Gardens as the Mumbai Indians 'icon' was seen giving a pep talk to his team before getting into a long chat with RCB skipper Virat Kohli ahead of the IPL-8 opener here on Wednesday.
Keen to put the Sunil Narine controversy behind them, Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their title defence against a formidable Mumbai Indians side in the IPL cricket opener at the Eden Gardens, here onWednesday.
Its scandalous past seasons still quite fresh in memory, the Indian Premier League (IPL) organisers will look to ensure that the focus remains firmly on cricket when the cash-rich event gets underway with a glamorous opening ceremony, featuring top Bollywood stars, here on Tuesday.
Star India batsman Rohit Sharma said while the national cricket team members are disappointed at not being able to retain the World Cup, a new challenge awaits them in the form of the upcoming Indian Premier League.
Kolkata Knight Riders' star spinner Sunil Narine, who underwent a repeat test for his suspect bowling action in Chennai, skipped the Indian Premier League (IPL) team's practice session for the second consecutive day on Saturday.
Hard-hitting allrounder Surya Kumar Yadav feels defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders' latest recruit KC Cariappa is a "different" bowler and teams would find him "difficult" to crack during IPL-8.
The Indian Premier League's Kolkata schedule has been slightly rejigged owing to the Municipal elections in the city with the organisers deciding to shift KKR's April 12 to 25 home matches following a request from the police there.
With Jagmohan Dalmiya back at the helm of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Tuesday hoped Eden Gardens will get to host the 2016 World Twenty20 final.