IPL articles

“Curry” gag not racist says Indian community

A leader from the Victorian Indian community has dismissed claims that an on-air gag by Sandy Roberts was “racist.” Roberts had joked that cricketers in India were “all going home for a very good curry!” Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria president Vasan Srinivasan said the remarks were in a “light-hearted” context. “I don’t take

Kolkata Knight Riders lift IPL trophy

Chennai: Manvinder Sultansingh Bisla justified his late inclusion with a brilliant knock of 89 that carried Kolkata Knight Riders to a memorable five-wicket victory against Chennai Super Kings for their maiden trophy success in the Indian Premier League here Sunday. The Super Kings, champions in the previous two seasons, looked to be in command when

IPL attracts visiting overseas Indian youth

New Delhi: Over 30 overseas youth of Indian origin are on a three-week visit here to know about their parents’ and grandparents’ homeland, and the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket has been the greatest attraction for them. But their dream to watch an IPL match live may remain unfulfilled. 32 youth, in the age

Ponting calls for separate window for IPL

Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has once again highlighted the need for a separate window for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ponting, who played in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008 for the Kolkata Knight Riders, said that he understood the players’ point of view as well with many cricketers choosing to

Bhajii evades tax; department issues notice

Ludhiana (Punjab): Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who is busy with the ongoing fourth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), has been sent a notice by the central excise and taxation department for not the paying service tax on his income. According to the officials of central excise and taxation department here, Harbhajan has not paid the