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Indian Premier League Franchises Put Trust In Foreign Coaches

04 / 16 / 14

This season’s Indian Premier League "promises a slew of changes," according to Kushal Phatarpekar of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. What will remain constant "is the franchises’ trust in foreign coaches." Former India cricket player Venkatesh Prasad "expressed disappointment with the trend, insist...

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06/25/13
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06/24/13
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06/21/13
BCCI Involved In New Controversy

Trust the Board of Control for Cricket in India "to create a controversy over what is simply a routine matter," according to the TIMES OF INDIA. It is just four days to go for the Int'l Cricket Committee's week-long annual meetings to begin in England on June 23, "but there is st ...

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06/21/13
Beckham China Visit Prompts Stampede

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06/20/13
Indian GP Organizers Dismiss Speculations

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06/19/13
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