The owners of several Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises courted trouble in the past for hosting yacht parties and lavish dinners for their players and staff. In an attempt to make cricket free from scandals and controversies, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had reiterated last year that they have a zero tolerance approach to fraud and corruption.
An elated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday lauded the efforts of his teammate Mandeep Singh saying he justified his team's decision to rope him in from Kings XI Punjab.
Having registered a convincing seven-wicket win over bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab to finish at the top of the IPL table, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming feels that his team needs to maintain the same "attitude" in the play-offs as well.
Chennai Super Kings produced a clinical performance as they demolished wooden spooners Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets to finish on top of the league table and qualify for the play-offs in the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, here on Saturday.
They might be set to finish IPL-8 in the last spot but Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey feels his side has everything to play for as a win tomorrow against table-toppers Chennai Super Kings can have some bearing on where the other teams finish in the final four.
An upbeat SunRisers Hyderabad will look to carry on their winning momentum to book a play-offs berth when they take on an equally keen Royal Challengers Bangalore in a crucial IPL cricket match at Uppal, here on Friday.
Kings XI Punjab made tougher for Royal Challengers Bangalore to reach the Indian Premier League play-offs as they outsmarted the visitors by 22 runs in a match that was reduced to 10 overs a side due to rain here on Wednesday.
With eyes firmly set on a play-off berth, Royals Challengers Bangalore will start as overwhelming favourites against bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League cricket match here on Wednesday.
Kings XI Punjab, who are out of contention for a play-off berth in the ongoing IPL, have allowed Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Johnson to return home ahead of Australia's tour of the West Indies beginning May 27.
Having found a place among the top-four teams in the ongoing IPL T20 tournament, Sunrisers Hyderabad would look to consolidate their gains when they take on beleaguered Kings XI Punjab at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium here on Monday.
Terming Andre Russell as their 'tormentor', Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar credited the Jamaican for Kolkata Knight Riders' thrilling one-wicket win in an IPL match at Eden Gardens, here on Saturday.
Andre Russell smashed the joint fastest fifty of the season as Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a heart-stopping one-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab to jump to the top of the IPL table, here on Saturday.
After managing just two wins from 10 Indian Premier League (IPL) encounters and languishing at the bottom of the points table, Kings XI Punjab head coach Sanjay Bangar believes the lack of decision-making under pressure has put them in such a dismal state.
They are out of contention for a play-off berth but that won't stop them from spoiling another team's party, Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar said sending an alarm bell to Kolkata Knight Riders camp on the eve of their IPL encounter.
Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will aim for their third win on the trot and end the home leg on a high when they face a demoralised Kings XI Punjab in their next Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match, here on Saturday.
Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar on Thursday rued the drop catches of Chris Gayle, who went on to smash a match-winning 57-ball 117, saying the West Indian batsman's innings completely turned the match in Royal Challengers Bangalore's favour.