May 292013
Asad Rauf denies IPL fixing allegation

Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, who has been withdrawn from the upcoming Champions Trophy over match-fixing allegations, denied charges levelled against him during the Indian Premier League. Addressing a press conference here, Rauf said he was ready to face any inquiry. “I have never been involved in any kind of fixing, neither have I accepted any gift. This allegation is totally … Click for detailed story

May 252013

NEW DELHI May 25 (Reuters) – Mumbai Police apprehended a key official of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Chennai franchise late on Friday in connection with a spot-fixing scandal that has also led to the arrest of three cricketers. Former India test
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May 182013

SOUTH Australian cricketer Shaun Tait is considering legal action after wrongfully being dragged in to the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal. Tait was named on social media as the Australian cricketer found with thousands of dollars in bundles
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Apr 232013
Chris Gayle scores fastest century in <b>cricket</b> history during IPL game
Chris Gayle has set a new record for the fastest century in the history of professional cricket with an astonishing ton off just 30 balls for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, then went on to make the highest score ever seen
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Apr 072013
Punjab thump Pune in Indian Premier League

Kings XI Punjab recorded a crushing eight-wicket win over Pune Warriors in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune yesterday.

After restricting the Pune side to a paltry 99 for nine in the 20 overs, Manan Vohra and Mandeep Singh ensured the win was complete without any hiccups as they took Punjab past the finish line in just the 13th over.

Vohra, named man of the match, made a 28-ball 43 and Singh contributed 31 off 26 deliveries as Punjab opened their IPL account with a massive win.

“I was very nervous before the start,” said Vohra. “There were butterflies in the stomach but as the match progressed and the wicket got better during the course of the innings, it became fine.”

Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist was pleased with the win. “It was an excellent start and everything went right from the opening over,” said the Australian. “We know how important run rates are towards the end of the tournament. The boys adjusted to the conditions very well.”

Published in The Express Tribune, April 8th, 2013.

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