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Under-fire Gambhir steps down as DD captain

New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir today stepped down as IPL laggards Delhi Daredevils captain, saying he just could not handle the pressure of the job. Shreyas Iyer replaced him in the position but Gambhir will continue to be a part of the team that has lost four of its five matches so far and is placed bottom of the table at the eighth position. “Maybe I was too desperate to turn

Sunrisers pacer Billy Stanlake ruled out of IPL

Mumbai: Australian pacer Billy Stanlake has been ruled out of the remainder of the Sunrisers Hyderabad campaign in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) after he suffered a finger injury while fielding in a match against Chennai Super Kings two days back. Indian and Australian orthopaedic specialists have advised Stanlake against playing the remaining tournament owing to an injury that he suffered in the match against Chennai Super Kings played

It is more than cricket

This clash can be well described as the most glamorous one in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Virat Kohli’’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at home on Wednesday, April 25. Points-wise, the two teams’ ranks are opposite with CSK having 8 points in 5 games and RCB with just 4 points from the same number of matches. The Challengers will be

IPL: Mumbai Indians to face off Sunrisers

It will be a tough test for Mumbai Indians (MI) as they set to face Sunrisers Hyderabad. The last time the two teams had faced off, it had resulted in a compelling last-ball finish with Billy Stanlake taking Sunrisers past the finish line. Mumbai will look to use their home advantage to their fullest. Both teams, having played their last game only a day ago, are still in need of

Delhi pacer Plunkett agonises about loss to Punjab

New Delhi: Down but not out. That’s what pacer Liam Plunkett tried to convey while summing up the mood in the Delhi Daredevils camp after suffering yet another loss in the Indian Premier League. Delhi Daredevils came agonisingly close to breaking their run of reverses, only to lose by four runs to Kings XI Punjab at the Ferozeshah Kotla last night. “It was really disappointing to lose such a close

IPL umpires advised to take help of technology

New Delhi: Taking strong exception to a few umpiring howlers in the ongoing IPL, the league’s chairman, Rajiv Shukla, is learnt to have told match referees to speak to umpires about staying more vigilant during matches. “These things do happen sometimes, but still the IPL chairman has spoken to match referees and asked them to speak to the umpires,” a source close to Shukla said on the sidelines of the