Free Press Journal
  • IPL’s brand value rises 18.87% to $6.3 bn: Duff & Phelps

    Mumbai: The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen a 18.87 per cent growth in brand valuation at USD 6.3 billion after its 11th season this year, aided by the hike in broadcasting rights fee, according to Duff & Phelps. The IPL was valued at USD 5.3 billion in 2017. Duff & Phelps said that broadcaster Star India, which had bagged the media rights for Rs 16,347.5 crore for a period of five

  • Atherton: IPL has disrupted cricket

    London : The Indian Premier League (IPL) has offered more options and opportunities to younger players but it has also disrupted the game of cricket, feels former England captain Michael Atherton.

  • Cricket’s lost talents Paul Valthaty! IPL star who now plays for Air India to make ends meet

    Paul Chandrashekar Valthaty, one of the umpteen talent from India did not got recognised through the Indian Premier League (IPL). Paul, was one of the major stars of the 2011 edition. He had a dream run starting with a first 100 of the season. On that electric night of April 2011, Valthaty announced himself on the big stage. It is 2018 now and he’s nowhere near the stage.

  • Batting down the order in IPL was like quicksand for me, says Dhoni

    Mumbai : Inspirational skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who guided Chennai Super Kings to their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title triumph this year, on Monday said he was determined to bat up the order as coming in the lower half was akin to being in quicksand for him.

  • Buttler credits IPL for success on Test recall

    “Those pressure situations in IPL, playing in front of crowds showed me a lot about where I was at and where I can get to. That gave me a lot of confidence”.

  • Proteas’ Rabada hopes to get fit for SL series

    Johannesburg : South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has expressed hope that he would be fit in time for his side’s upcoming tour to Sri Lanka.

  • Karthik to replace injured Saha for Afghanistan Test

    New Delhi : India’s wicket-batsman batsman Wriddhiman Saha was on Saturday ruled out of the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan after failing to recover from the thumb injury he suffered in this year’s Indian Premier League.

  • Arbaaz confessed to having placed bets earlier, say cops

    Mumbai : Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan (50) recorded his statement before the Thane Anti-Extortion Cell on Saturday afternoon in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting scam. He also admitted to the police of losing Rs 2.45 crores in the IPL betting last year. Khan was jointly interrogated along with arrested bookie Sonu Jalan (41) alias Sonu Batla alias Sonu Malad who was arrested on Tuesday from Thane along with four other

  • IPL Betting: Arbaaz Khan admits to betting, losing large amount in IPL 2018

    Thane: Bollywood actor and filmmaker Arbaaz Khan has told police that he has been betting on cricket matches for the past five to six years, a police official claimed today. The actor, however, claimed that he had not placed bets on any match of the 2018 season of the Indian Premier League that ended on May 27, the official said.

  • IPL 2009: ED slaps Rs 121 crore penalty on BCCI, other for FEMA violations

    Mumbai: The BCCI and its officials did not open a separate bank account in South Africa after transferring Rs 243 crore from here for the 2009-IPL edition to evade the scrutiny of Indian regulatory agencies, the ED said as it slapped a Rs 121 crore FEMA penalty on the cricket regulator and others.

  • Injured Saha doubtful for Afghan Test

    New Delhi : In a bid to regain full fitness ahead of India’s historic one-off Test match against Afghanistan next month, injured wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha will see specialist doctors to assess his thumb injury, the BCCI said in a statement on

  • CSK wins IPL 2018

    IPL 2018: Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu equal Rohit Sharma’s record of four IPL wins; read how

    Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made a remarkable comeback in the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). CSK thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the most difficult final to lift the trophy for the third time. Chasing 179 in 20 overs, CSK opener Shane Watson struck 117 runs off 57 balls to help the team win their third title. And with the win, CSK become the second

  • IPL 2018 Awards: DD’s Rishabh Pant is Emerging Player, MI get Fairplay Award; check out who won what

    Mumbai: After a long wait of six years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy went to the league’s most consistent team – the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). While the CSK won the Cup and our hearts too, it was Delhi Daredevils (DD), the team which ended eighth on the points table, that dominated the closing ceremony by winning three of the eight awards.

  • IPL Final: Shane Watson has been a star performer, says Stephen Fleming

    New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Head coach Stephen Fleming on Sunday heaped praises on Shane Watson for his power-packed performance, as the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, defeating the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets, here at the Wankhede Stadium.

  • Chennai are Super Kings of IPL

    Watson’s ton helps CSK crush Hyderabad by eight wickets to clinch third Indian Premier League crown.

  • We won defying all odds, says Dwayne Bravo

    Mumbai : Back in the mix after a two-year hiatus and playing almost all of their home games away from home, Dwayne Bravo said Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defied all odds to lift their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title thrashing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets here on Sunday.

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    IPL’s lost talent! Rahul Sharma: Tall leg spinner, who had his share of lows

    India’s cash-rich tournament, the Indian Premier League has reached its business end. The tournament which witnessed many high and low points this season gave us many new talents likely Mayank Markande, Rishabh Pant, Rahul Tewatia and many more. However, as we will see many more season in the upcoming years, we should not forget the talents which we saw in the last few years and are now lost in the crowd. One

  • IPL 2018 Final Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Live scores, Match updates, Commentary

    The ultimate moment of IPL 2018 league has arrived. After all the struggles and hard work of various teams, we have got the two finalist who will play against each other to claim the title. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai in the final of IPL 2018 league today. Both the teams also topped the points table after the group stage with