Cricket, it's still lucrative in India. Despite the recent set-back the sport has received following the infamous spot-fixing and betting scandal, and the subsequent banning of teams and former owners, a host of Indian business houses are in line to join the Indian Premier League (IPL) bandwagon.
They are rated as the best opening batting combination in the history of one day cricket. But having served India together for years, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar now find themselves on the opposite sides of the Indian Super League.
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were among the host of high-profile winning bidders as the organises of the much-anticipated Indian Super League today unveiled the eight franchises for the event that is set to take Indian football by storm.
Considered the `God of Cricket` for more than two decades, the iconic Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday took the plunge into football when he bought the Kochi franchise in the Indian Super League, forming a new bond with `God`s own Country`.
PVP Ventures, a city-based multi business house which has interest in realty, media and entertainment, today said that it would throw its hat in the upcoming bidding for a new Indian Premier League franchise.
The Bombay High Court on Monday asked Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd to give an irrevocable and unconditional bank guarantee of Rs 100 crore to the BCCI on or before October 9 while observing that the Cricket Board has acted in haste to terminate IPL franchise Deccan Chargers.