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Saturday, April 30

New-face Kartikeya stars as Mumbai win on ninth try

Suryakumar steers chase with a fifty after Buttler's 67 had taken Royals to 158

MLC, Knight Riders team up for 10,000-seat stadium near Los Angeles

Venue could be ready to host men's T20 World Cup matches in 2024

Thursday, April 28

Bengaluru to host Ranji Trophy knockouts from June 4

The first-class competition will resume after the IPL in a bio-bubble, with the final scheduled for June 20-24

'Umran Malik will take the world by storm if selected for India'

ESPNcricinfo experts Vettori and Lynn feel the Sunrisers seamer should be fast-tracked into the squad for the T20 World Cup

Tuesday, April 26

Parag, Kuldeep and Ashwin rescue the Royals

The batter's 56* off 31 dragged his team from 99 for 5 to 144. Then the bowlers combined to take 7 for 37 to stymie RCB in their small chase

Shastri: 'In India there is always jealousy and people willing you to fail'

Former India coach says Rob Key will have to develop thick skin in his new role as ECB's managing director of cricket

Monday, April 25

Rahul 103*, Krunal three-for send Mumbai hurtling to eighth defeat

The Lucknow Super Giants captain scored his third century against Mumbai, which is an IPL record

Sunday, April 24

IPL playoffs to be held in Kolkata and Ahmedabad with full capacity crowds

Qualifier 1 and Eliminator at Eden Gardens on May 24 and 25; Narendra Modi Stadium to host Qualifier 2 and final on May 27 and 29

Saturday, April 23

South Africa to tour India for five T20Is soon after the IPL

The series, starting June 9, will be key in a T20 World Cup year

No-ball fracas: Frustrated Pant says 'third umpire should have interfered'

Capitals assistant coach Shane Watson, however, says umpires' decision has to be accepted, right or wrong

Wednesday, April 20

Delhi Capitals allrounder Mitchell Marsh tests positive for Covid-19

Call yet to be taken on the possibility of Wednesday's fixture against Punjab Kings in Pune

Monday, April 18

Two more Covid-positive cases in Delhi Capitals camp

The franchise's physio Patrick Farhart had tested positive last week

Sunday, April 17

David Miller classic brings the house down on Chennai Super Kings

Rashid Khan cameo at the end helps Gujarat Titans seal victory despite their having been 16 for 3 and 87 for 5

Narine and company face the best spin hitters in IPL 2022

Thanks to Samson and Buttler, the Royals have been dismantling slow bowlers this season

Friday, April 15

Deepak Chahar ruled out of IPL 2022

The Chennai Super Kings quick hasn't recovered sufficiently from the back injury he picked up recently

Thursday, April 14

Varun Chakravarthy reveals he is working on a 'new legspin variation'

"If it starts clicking well, it will definitely add a new dimension to my game"

Wednesday, April 13

Mumbai run out of power, crashing to fifth straight loss

Brevis and Tilak Varma put on a show, but Punjab Kings had enough on the board to weather it

Punjab Cricket Association officials Pandove, Walia debarred from cricket administration for life

Ruling states that they had "in order to help the MCA misused their position and power in the PCA to provide undue favour to MCA"

Tuesday, April 12

CSK get on the board after Dube-Uthappa show

Theekshana leads the bowling effort with four-for after batters turn on the style to put up huge total

Back injury puts further question mark over Deepak Chahar's IPL return

Pace-bowling allrounder was already recovering from quadricep tear picked against West Indies in February

Williamson, Pooran help Sunrisers hand Titans their first defeat

Natarajan leads the way with the ball, as Sunrisers rack up back-to-back victories

Monday, April 11

Ramiz's quadrangular T20s idea turned down; Barclay to finish his term in November

Given that the ICC events schedule is now fixed for the next cycle, fitting another tournament was a non-starter

Sunday, April 10

Hetmyer, Boult, Chahal ensure Royals win in tactics showdown

Uncapped Indian seamer Kuldeep Sen went toe-to-toe with Marcus Stoinis and defended 14 in the final over

Durham to 'speak privately' to head coach Franklin over Chahal physical-harassment allegations

Reaction follows legspinner's retelling of incident from 2011, when they were Mumbai Indians team-mates

ICC meeting: Ramiz's quadrangular T20s idea gets support ahead of his presentation

It is believed that the ECB, CA, CWI and PCB were in favour; indications are that BCCI is not in direct opposition

Saturday, April 09

Rawat 66 seals deal as RCB keep Mumbai winless

Suryakumar's 68 in vain as Mumbai join fellow sufferers Chennai Super Kings at the bottom of the table

Fleming admits CSK's self-belief is shaken after latest drubbing

"Not being close to winning any games, you get a bit of self-doubt, and the players get a little bit niggly"

Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi do the job as Sunrisers get on the board

Super Kings lose their fourth match in a row and already face a monumental task ahead to make the playoffs

KKR and Shreyas Iyer hold the edge in reunion with Delhi Capitals

Rishabh Pant's men, meanwhile, could use some middle-order batting muscle

Friday, April 08

'He was very drunk, he took me and hung me out of the 15th-floor balcony'

Yuzvendra Chahal opens up, not for the first time, about bullying by colleagues from the time he was a youngster trying to make a mark

ICC quarterly meeting: Bilateral calendar, quadrangular T20 event proposal in focus

The game's chief executives will meet on Friday to continue scheduling discussions which will eventually give face to the next FTP

Thursday, April 07

How Pat Cummins hit an IPL record 14-ball fifty

A blow-by-blow account of Pat Cummins' record-breaking fifty against Mumbai Indians in the IPL

Tuesday, April 05

Suryakumar, Cummins add spice to a lopsided Mumbai-KKR rivalry

Mumbai are coming off two losses in two games and will be keen to get off the mark against in-form KKR

Monday, April 04

Avesh, Hooda star as Super Giants sink Sunrisers

Reduced to 27 for 3 after being sent in, Super Giants recovered to set a target of 170, and Sunrisers stumbled at the end of the chase

Cheteshwar Pujara's Sussex debut delayed by visa hold-up

Home Office backlog caused by displacement of Ukrainian citizens sees Pujara miss Notts fixture

Sunday, April 03

All-round Livingstone consigns CSK to third straight loss

Allrounder's 60 lifted Punjab Kings to 180, and Super Kings fell apart in the chase

CSK look to fix bowling woes as defending champions seek first win

Jonny Bairstow is set to return to Punjab Kings' XI having completed his quarantine upon arrival from the Caribbean

Saturday, April 02

Titans, Capitals look to build on winning start

Both top orders misfired in their opening game. Can they bounce back?

Friday, April 01

Pace-setters Royals eye big-ticket scalp

Jayawardene v Sangakkara and Malinga, Ashwin v Ashwin, Boult v Rohit are few of the subplots

Mumbai call for flexibility with fit and ready Suryakumar Yadav

Franchise's prolific run-scorer set to return following a recovery from a wrist injury