ICC has no time-frame in place to elect new chairperson
It's been three months and 20 days since the ICC board met on May 28 to discuss the ballot process to bring on board the next chairperson. And yet, the game's global governing body hasn't reached close to any conclusion so far on what procedures it is required to follow to hold an election for a new chairperson.
Strong spin department make Delhi Capitals formidable: Shikhar Dhawan
With the IPL moving to UAE this year, spinners in each team will assume a greater role. Restrictive bowling won't cut the ice anymore and spin bowlers will need to accept the responsibility of being the prime wicket-takers. A quick look through the squads of the eight teams and it is evident that quite a few sides have gone spin-heavy.
Can Delhi Capitals break their title jinx in the UAE?
The franchise's decision to change the name of the team last season to Delhi Capitals also brought some change in fortunes, as they made their way to the knockout phase after a seven-year hiatus before losing to Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2.
IPL 2020: Top bowlers to watch out for
Fans of cricket's fastest and shortest format love to see fours and sixes, but it's actually the bowlers that can set up T20 wins either by limiting teams to average totals or striking at crucial moments during a run-chase. TOI looks at some of those key names who can strike it rich with the ball on the tracks in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, which are expected to get slower.
Glitzy IPL marks start of Indian sporting events in Covid times
Rohit Sharma's defending champions Mumbai Indians will be locking horns with MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings in what is likely to be a fittingly exciting opening showdown. The tournament, which has been shifted to the UAE due to five million plus Covid cases in India, is a 'TV-only event', expected to be lapped up by all and sundry who crave for cricket and Bollywood in equal measure during prime time.
Roger Federer sings Beatles classic for commercial
Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has been mesmerising fans with his breath-taking shots on the tennis courts ever since he turned professional in 1998. Now the Swiss legend has left his fans speechless with a rendition of a Beatles' classic.
Rajasthan Royals co-owners propose internal share transfer worth 26 million dollars
Emerging Media Sporting Holding - the parent company that owns Rajasthan Royals - has proposed to the BCCI that it wishes to transact an internal sale of shares between existing stakeholders. Emerging Media has offered to buy the 13.4% stake from Kelowna Investment Ltd, a Nigeria-based company run by Indian businessman Suresh Chellaram.
I perform well under pressure: Sheldon Cottrell
Sheldon Cottrell, 31, was picked by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for Rs 8.5 crore in the IPL auction. With Rs 50 lakh base price, Cottrell triggered an intense bidding war between Rajasthan Royals, KXIP and Delhi Capitals, with Kings finally winning the bid.
Made-for-TV IPL in UAE to be prime-time viewing in India
In the original concept, it was a made-for-television event. And that will prove to be a good thing for the Indian Premier League (IPL), the lucrative Twenty20 cricket competition that has been delayed several months. It's now set to be played away from home in the United Arab Emirates because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The tournament starts on Saturday, with the final to be played on Nov 10.
Will a rested Virat Kohli and new coaches change things for RCB?
Despite having stars, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore have finished last twice since 2017. Over the years, Kohli has come into the IPL either on the back of a demanding international assignment, or with a forthcoming series on his mind. But this season might well be a game-changer for the Indian skipper and his men.