• Kense selected as support player for Mumbai Indians
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 4 Teenage Naga cricket sensation Khrievitso Kense has been selected as a support player for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. One of the most high-profile teams in the tournament, the Mumbai Indians are currently also the most successful, with five titles.  Informing of the selection, Honorary Secretary of the Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) Hyunilo Khing said that Kense has been selected as a support pl
  • Mumbai Indians announce partnership with DHL
    Mumbai, March 1 (IANS): Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians (MI) on Monday announced its partnership with DHL Express. The international express service provider has joined MI as a principal sponsor and official logistics partner ahead of the 2021 season of the IPL. This is DHL Express's first cricket sponsorship. It has previously been involved with Rugby Sevens Series, ESL One, MotoGP and Formula 1 along with being involved with Premier League giants Mancheste
  • Meet Nagaland's self-taught leggie seeking IPL riches
    New Delhi, February 15 (PTI): Watching highlights of Shane Warne's magical spells was all that 16-year-old Nagaland leg-spinner Khrievitso Kense got in terms of formative coaching and the 'carefree' teenager is now gearing up to make the big league and also earn some big bucks at the IPL players' auction on February 18. Fifth among seven siblings, the carpenter's son from Sovima village near Dimapur, Kense says he became a cricketer all by himself and honed his s
  • Nagaland’s Khrievitso Kense youngest Indian player in IPL 2021 auction list
    -292 players to go under hammer on February 18 -Kense listed with base price of Rs 20 lakh  Morung Express News Dimapur | February 13  Khrievitso Kense, the 16-year-old All-Rounder from Nagaland, has become the youngest player from India to make it to the ‘VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction List’ announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on February 11.  Born on March 2004, Kense will be 17 years next month. As per the Player Auc
  • Mumbai Indians beat Delhi, clinch fifth IPL title
    Dubai, November 10 (IANS):  Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday cruised to their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title with a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals (DC) in the final at the Dubai International Stadium. MI have become the first team in nine years to win back-to-back titles after Chennai Super Kings did it in 2010 and 2011. Captain Rohit Sharma scored his first half-century since October 1 as MI chased down a target of 157 with nine balls to spare. Earlier, DC recov
  • Gayle reveals he was 'angry & upset' before Super Over
    Dubai, October 19 (IANS): Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle, who won the match for Kings XI Punjab against Mumbai Indians, has revealed that he wasn't nervous but "angry and upset" before going out to bat in the second Super Over. In the first game on Sunday, the KKR-SRH match in Abu Dhabi was decided through a Super Over which kept viewers on the edge of their seats. However, the excitement got even bigger when the second match of the day between Mumbai Indians and Ki
  • IPL thriller: Punjab beat Mumbai after two Super Overs
    Dubai, October 19 (IANS/GloFans): In a most dramatic contest, comprising two Super Over deciders, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) held their nerve to eke out a heart-stopping win over reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI) to most deservingly win two points and stay in the race for the IPL playoffs. After the scores were levelled at the end of the regulation two innings of 20 overs each, the contest slipped into a Super Over. However, this decider, too, ended in a tie, and it took another Su
  • Rajasthan Royals win toss, elect to bat against RCB
    Dubai, October 17 (IANS): Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the toss and elected to bat in their Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. Royals, who are languishing at the seventh position on the points table with six points, need a win to move up. Royal Challengers Bangalore are third on the table with 10 points. Both the teams lost their previous matches, RCB to Kings XI Punjab while RR went
  • Captain Rohit asks Mumbai to remain ruthless in strong IPL run
    MUMBAI, October 17 (Reuters): Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has urged his team mates to stay "ruthless" on the field and maintain their momentum in the Indian Premier League after the defending champions climbed to the top of the table with their fifth win in as many matches. The four-time IPL winners have won six of their eight matches in this year's tournament, which is being held in the United Arab Emirates due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic in In
  • Overused pitches making IPL teams pick spinners
    New Delhi, October 15 (IANS): Chennai Super Kings fielded three spinners against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Tuesday, and two of them shared three very important wickets, including that of Jonny Bairtsow and Kane Williamson, to help CSK secure a win and give the struggling team a much needed lifeline in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).  As many as three spinners in an XI - in CSK's case Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, and Karn Sharma -- is an indicat
  • IPL: Delhi's Pant out for a week, Smith hails Stokes' return
    Reuters Delhi Capitals wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant will miss a week's action in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after sustaining a hamstring injury in Friday's victory over the Rajasthan Royals, his captain Shreyas Iyer said. Pant was seen limping towards the end of the match and sat out of Sunday's loss to Mumbai Indians, with Australian Alex Carey replacing him behind the stumps. "I spoke to the doctor and he said he is going to be resting for a week," Iy
  • Shreyas, Nortje star in Delhi's thrilling win over KKR
    Sharjah, October 4 (IANS/GloFans): Shreyas Iyer played a captain's knock -- 88 not out off 38 balls -- to guide Delhi Capitals (DC) to a thrilling 18-run win, but not before Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) gave them some anxious moments towards the end of the 16th IPL game on Saturday night. Shreyas was adjudged the Man of the Match, and the win lifted DC to the top of the points table. They now have six points from four matches while KKR are placed sixth with four points from four
  • IPL 2020 Opener: CSK beat MI by five wickets  
     Abu Dhabi, September 19 (PTI): Ambati Rayudu smashed a 48-ball 71 to guide Chennai Super Kings to a comprehensive five-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the 13th IPL here on Saturday. Chasing 163 to win, Rayudu blasted six fours and three sixes in his blitering innings, while Faf du Plessis cracked 58 off 44 balls as CSK romped home with four balls to spare. Earlier, Mumbai Indians posted a challenging 162 for nine after Chennai Supe
  • Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh pulls out of IPL
    (Reuters): Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has opted out of this year's Indian Premier League citing personal reasons, his team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) said on Friday. Harbhajan is the second Chennai player to withdraw from the tournament after all-rounder Suresh Raina last week pulled out due to personal reasons too. The 40-year-old Harbhajan helped Mumbai Indians win three titles before joining Chennai in 2018, where he took 23 wickets in the last two seasons. &quo
  • Cricket: No 'Mankading', Delhi coach Ponting warns Ashwin
    NEW DELHI, August 20 (Reuters): Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting will not allow "Mankading" by his players at this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) and will discuss the issue with Ravichandran Ashwin who effected the controversial dismissal in last year's tournament. Skippering Kings XI Punjab last year, Ashwin sparked a furore when he whipped the bails off at the non-striker’s end to run out Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler who had lef
  • Fantasy to Real cricket: Dream11 bags IPL title sponsorship rights
    New Delhi, August 18 (IANS): Mumbai-based online fantasy sports platform Dream11, founded by two Indian entrepreneurs in 2008, has bagged title sponsorship rights for the much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) after Chinese smartphone company Vivo exited the space. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) earlier this month decided to officially announce the suspension of the partnership with title sponsors Vivo. The decision came amid border tensions with China that le
  • South African Nortje to replace Woakes in IPL's Delhi side
    MUMBAI, August 18 (Reuters): South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje will replace England's Chris Woakes in the Delhi Capitals squad for this year's Indian Premier League, the franchise said on Tuesday. Woakes, a key part of England's 50-over World Cup-winning squad last year and a regular member of the test team, pulled out of the IPL to prolong his international career. The 31-year-old has not played for his country in the Twenty20 format since 2015. Nortje, 26
  • Emirates Cricket Board gets BCCI's official nod to host IPL
    Dubai, August 11 (IANS): The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday said that it has received the official clearance from the BCCI to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE from September 19 to November 10. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Cabinet Member and Chairman of the Emirates Cricket Board, said in a statement on ECB's official website: "We feel extremely privileged to host what could be considered the pinnacle-event of our favourite sport. The magnit
  • IPL to be staged in UAE after BCCI gets government clearance
    (Reuters): This year's Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place between Sept. 19 and Nov. 10 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the Indian cricket board (BCCI) received government clearance, the Twenty20 league's chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed on Monday. The league was originally scheduled to begin in late March but had to be put off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the BCCI staring at a potential $534 million loss in revenue. But Patel confirmed t
  • Vivo pulls 2020 IPL sponsorship amid China backlash
    NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, August 6 (Reuters): China's Vivo will not be the title sponsor of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India. Smartphone maker Vivo had secured the IPL sponsorship rights for 2018-2022 for nearly 22 billion rupees ($293 million). "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Vivo Mobile India Pvt Ltd have decided to suspend their p