Football-shaped balloons were released into the night sky, ball jugglers displayed their silken skills and acrobats showcased feats of extraordinary ability and balance before a capacity crowd at the D.Y. Patil stadium here during the ISL closing ceremony ahead of the final between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters Saturday.
International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan will contest for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s President post this year as well. As per the rotation policy of the board, currently it's East Zone turn to nominate their representative for BCCI's president.
Former India captain Saurav Ganguly feels the seventh Indian Premier League is wide open with the perennial underdogs doing well and the consistent teams faltering for the first time since the T20 tournament began in 2008.
West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra Thursday batted for former India captain Sourav Ganguly to take over as the country`s cricket board chief, hours after the Supreme Court proposed cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar as its interim president replacing incumbent N. Srinivasan.
Jagmohan Dalmiya appears to remain in power at the Cricket Association of Bengal for a fifth successive term, sweeping aside the challenge from little-known Samar Paul, the only contest that will mark the 81th annual general meeting here on Thursday
A more balanced Rajasthan Royals side would look to strengthen its position in the clogged points table when it takes on struggling hosts Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League match, here on Tuesday.
Chasing a target of 182, Royal Challengers Bangalore (186/4), assisted by a Gayle blitzkrieg of 81runs (48 balls) and De Villiers’32 (14 balls) pyrotechnics, came back from the dead to snatch an unlikely victory against the aggressor Pune Warriors to register their second win of the league this season.
The life sentences awarded to six Harkat-ul Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) terrorists, including three Pakistani, by a trial court for plotting to kidnap cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly in 2002, were reduced to eight years each by the Delhi High Court on Monday.