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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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AITA Defends Against Players' Claims

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