Tagged with Indian Premier League

Sahara against player retention

Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy, who reached a compromise with the BCCI to pave the way for Pune Warriors’ participation in the IPL, on Thursday demanded an open auction without any player retention to make the cash-rich Twenty20 league more entertaining. Roy said that doing away with player retention would lead to the teams being … Continue reading

Symonds calls time on career

Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds, whose powerful, big-hitting performances were often overshadowed by bruising run-ins with officialdom, announced his retirement on Thursday. The 36-year-old said his decision would take effect immediately which rules him out of the forthcoming Indian Premier League where he had been due to play for Mumbai Indians. “Effective immediately, I am … Continue reading

KP upbeat about Delhi’s prospects

English batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has been transferred to Delhi Daredevils for the fifth edition of the IPL, on Thursday said he was delighted to make a comeback to the cash-rich tournament and hoped that his new franchisee would regain its lost consistency in the upcoming season. Pietersen, who last year joined Deccan Chargers after … Continue reading