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Suresh Raina has also been recalled to the squad, mumbai. That goal was merely a consolation. The graph of the senior team has been moving in the right direction in the last two years and under veteran coach Harendra Singh,counsel for the Union of India Vivek Tankha rased objection to the maintainability of the petition.I had been in touch with these senior officers in connection with a book we have earlier published on the subject. Therefore, For all the latest Entertainment News.

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If I can be half the woman she has been in her life, a certain Lalit Modi, added to this concotion the right amount of star power by signing on the world’s best players He then garnered broadcasting and Bollywood support to make the event a huge potential success This done the dough had to come in like an avalanche It is believed that the concept of a franchisee-league was being thought of even as the country opened its doors to foreign television channels especially ESPN in the mid 1990s Modi who had managed to concot a heady potion with the best features of the American leagues and the EPL brewed in it is said had first offered the formula to India’s beleagured football federation The BCCI looking for an alternative to the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) however lapped it up IPL completes 10 years with its 2017 edition Illustration courtesy Austin Coutinho The Indian cricket board is said to have got excited about T20 cricket only after India won the World T20 title in 2007 under Dhoni Just in time for the IPL to be launched The future of the league was a bit uncertain though when bids were called for from eight would-be IPL franchises at the base price of $400 million in January 2008 But BCCI was more than pleasantly surprised when $724 million was paid just to buy the brand names Test Cricket to T20 Test cricket as the purists know it took its first punch in the late 1950s in England With sparse crowds at Test matches and at County grounds the gentlemen that ran the sport had to think of a way to attract younger followers of the game People neither had the time nor the patience —pressed by occupational needs —to sit through five (or even three days) of play The 60-over game therefore was a worthy alternative It took a traditionalist like Sir Don Bradman —a legend who had his ear to the ground though —to initiate the first one-day international between Australia and England in 1971 This was after a Test match was washed out Addressing the crowd at the end of the match he had said “You have witnessed history being made” Not only did that match —the first ODI —‘make history’ but it helped the game connect the old world to the new in a rather seamless manner Kerry Packer then came in and took the game by the horns He signed up the world’s top players for his rebel league dressed them up in ‘pyjamas’ and televised the limited overs matches on his own Channel 9 He demonstrated to the world how cricket could rake in the moolah The 50-over game is now passe Twenty-over cricket brings in the cash and the crowds The Big Bash Down Under besides the leagues in the Caribbean Isles Bangladesh and Pakistan are a case in point IPL is of course the trend setter and at last count was worth a humongous $42 billion Speaking recently at the opening of IPL10 Sachin Tendulkar said “When IPL was introduced in India we knew it would be a success But nobody could imagine the magnitude of its accomplishments over the last ten years” For the top hundred odd international stars who adorn the league as either marquee players or are picked at auctions with colossal price-tags the IPL is literally a treasure-trove It is also a bonanza for those involved with the event in different capacities like anchors commentators administrators etc Isn’t this one of the reasons that IPL has a good media presence What’s more the Indian Premier League has the ability to create princes out of paupers and celebrities out of nonentities Imagine uncapped players often picking up huge paychecks and spending time with celebs filmstars and top-class cricketers in five-star luxury for a couple of months A dream come true for most of them The event is of course a god-send for the ‘below-the international-level’ players who can top up their incomes with a massive bonus as the cricket season in India ends The IPL has contributed hugely to the country’s GDP and has created many new millionaires It has also brought in a lot of improvements to the game the least being the attractive strokeplay and the brilliance in the field Better strike rates and outstanding fielding have of course added spice to the once staid down-for-the-count game that Test cricket was and should help it survive in the long run IPL and ‘Customer Delight’ ‘Customer Delight’ is what keeps the IPL flag flapping happily The ‘Star of the Match’ and the ‘VIP Box’ are just a couple of concepts that keep spectators involved and cheerful Fans become instant celebrities and win bragging rights when they are shown dancing and waving on television screens They take pride in donning and flaunting their favourite teams’ merchandise and send personalised messages to their beloved players through placards IPL and the various franchises have worked hard to bring in the spectator The various venues and associations however have done precious little to make the fan-experience unforgettable This despite collecting huge amounts on account of the league Uncomfortable seats lack of F&B filthy cloakroom facilities lack of parking space weak WiFi if at all etc at most centres leave a bad taste in the mouth The creative team of IPL has worked wonders with a few other innovations The ‘Strategic Time-out’ is a brilliant idea It provides the teams with a breather and the opportunity to regroup and rethink their strategies in high-intensity games Spider cams along with the stump and umpire’s hat cams have added a different dimension to the viewing experience at home They provide a close-up view of the action as it happened Another innovation that of setting up fan parks in small towns has brought IPL closer to the spectators who can’t access big town venues With the demand for seats increasing at stadiums the big-screen idea could be used profitably in big towns too in future along with theatre screenings The IPL broadcasts besides covering the whole of India now reach Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka Bangladesh Malaysia Brunei Hong Kong and Singapore through various channels Then there is coverage for the United Kingdom New Zealand Canada USA South Africa Middle East and Africa and the Caribbean Islands You Tube too covers IPL matches Controversies IPL has had its fair share of controversies too over the last decade The betting scandal and the subsequent banning of CSK and Rajasthan Royals the spot-fixing disgrace the Bhajji-Sree ‘slapgate’ Aussie Luke Pomersbach’s arrest for molesting an American woman Shah Rukh Khan’s altercation with a Wankhede Stadium security guard Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell’s rave party presence and many many more Pundits believe that these conroversies rather than affecting IPL’s popularity have given it a leg-up Self-appointed prima donna Lalit Modi and RCB’s ‘kingfisher’ Vijay Mallya had to flee the country midway through the IPL journey allegedly due to financial irregularities not necessarily connected with the game This too left a blot on the IPL What now IPL has grown beyond recognition during these 10 years Star players the franchises sponsors and spectators in particular have contributed to its astonishing success As phase II of IPL commences next year the BCCI and its experts rather than resting on their laurels will have a lot of rethinking and introspection to do Some of the important issues to be dealt with shall include the number of teams timing of the event better spectator facilities and grassroot level development of the game in India as well as in other countries One area in which IPL can make a major difference on the social front is poverty alleviation through publicity campaigns as well as through ground-level work BCCI also cannot ignore the fact that star players from around the world have contributed to IPL’s success Therefore it is important that the game prospers in every cricket playing country Killing the goose that lays golden eggs will hence not help the cause of Indian cricket Imagine playing the league with only Indian players; one can only then appreciate the value that top foreign players bring to IPL Finally BCCI has to realise the fact that IPL is only a high-paying sideshow of cricket Test cricket is the real thing and no matter what it has to survive and thrive In the words of Gideon Haigh cricket journalist who writes for The Australian and The Times “There’s certainly fun to be had in IPL The risk is as ever that the hyperbole of IPL will simply smother the cricket; Perhaps the members of the IPL’s cheer squad should stop listening to each other and start listening to themselves” The writer is an author caricaturist former fast bowler sports administrator and now a mental conditioning coach By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 29 2016 3:22 pm Novak Djokovic will be up against Adrian Mannarino (Source: AP) Top News Novak Djokovic will play Adrian Mannarino whereas Roger Federer will be up against Marcus Willis in men’s singles second round The live coverage of the tournament is being telecast on Star network and live scores are also available on Wimbledon’s official website You can also join us indianexpresscom or visit our LIVE BLOG For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: November 5 2015 12:00 am Fire crackers like standard bomb whistling racket standard thunder ball sutli bomb and others were tested as part of the exercise Related News Ahead of Diwali a decibel test of around 25 types of crackers from different manufacturers carried out by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has found that though their noise levels are generally within permissible limits same care has not been taken by them about the air pollution MPCB conducts a decibel test for fire crackers every year as part of its pre-Diwali exercise This year different types of fire crackers were tested at 12 different sites in the state including in Pune Fire crackers like standard bomb whistling racket standard thunder ball sutli bomb and others were tested as part of the exercise Share This Article Related Article The noise standards for fire-crackers notified by the Environment (Protection) Rules 2006 state that the manufacture sale and use of fire-crackers generating noise level exceeding 125 decibels at a distance of four metres from the point of bursting is prohibited MPCB officials said they were preparing a report after which manufacturers of fire crackers which have exceeded the limits would be informed They conceded there was a need for creating more awareness about both noise and air pollution Meanwhile Dr Gufran Beig director of System for Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said they would predict the quality of air for the four main Diwali days by the weekend “Our experience has been that air quality has always dipped during Diwali days due to bursting of fire crackers” Beig said SAFAR monitors and predicts air quality of 10 locations in Pune using advanced techniques as per WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) guidelines “By the weekend SAFAR scientists will be able predict the air quality in Pune Mumbai and New Delhi” Beig said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: May 7 2017 11:09 am Milos Raonic beat Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-2 6-3 to make it into the semi-final of Istanbul Open (Source: File) Top News Big servers Milos Raonic and Marin Cilic set up a heavyweight final at the Istanbul Open when they came through their semi-finals with ease on Saturday Canadian top seed Raonic beat Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-2 6-3 while 2014 US Open champion Cilic seeded two beat Argentina’s defending champion Diego Schwartzman 6-1 7-6(7) to reach his first final of the year “I’m definitely very excited for the final tomorrow” Cilic who will seek a first claycourt title since winning in Umag in 2012 said “It’s something I was looking forward to at the beginning of the week I’m really happy with my tennis and hope I can continue with great tennis tomorrow” Raonic is playing his first tournament since withdrawing from the Miami Open in March with a hamstring injury As the build-up to the French Open continues Germany’s rising force Alexander Zverev reached the final of the BMW Open in Munich with a 7-5 7-5 defeat of Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut He will face Argentine qualifier Guido Pella in the final after he beat young South Korean Hyeon Chung 4-6 7-5 6-4 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: July 13 2015 11:49 am Eva Longoria recently launched her own line of soft furnishings (Source: Reuters) Related News “Desperate Housewives” actress EvaLongoria has admitted she used to make her own curtains andpillows because she “couldn’t afford them” when she firstmoved to Hollywood The 40-year-old actress who recently launched her ownline of soft furnishings said she is more “domestic” thanpeople think reported Female First?Ranchi: India’s Ravindra Jadeja took the big wicket of captain Steve Smith to damage Australia’s hopes of salvaging a draw on the final day of the third Test in Ranchi on Monday The US law states the president can exempt a foreign financial entity for conducting business with Iran provided the country of primary jurisdiction has reduced import of Iranian petroleum products.not become government policy. The result lifts Brazil into fourth place in the 10-team South American group, GMADA has also started a helpline number (0172-2215311) where the allottees can enquire about the draw.

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