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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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05/21/13
IPL Adds Security In Spot-Fixing Scandal

In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the Indian Premier League, the organizers of the T20 tournament have "stepped up security for the remaining four teams by providing them officers from its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit," according to the PTI. Both Mumbai Indians and Chennai ...

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05/20/13
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05/20/13
BCCI Appoints Anti-Corruption Chief

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05/17/13
IPL Online Viewership Grows 52%

Online viewership of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League "has surpassed last year's record figures by 52%," according to the ECONOMIC TIMES. Midway through the T20 cricket tournament, after 38 matches, "there has been a 52% growth in combine viewership" over '12 (75.2 mill ...

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05/17/13
Three Arrested For Spot-Fixing In IPL

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05/17/13
OCA Signs Deal With Ten Sports Network

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05/17/13
Singh: India Will Return To Olympic Fold

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05/16/13
Boca Juniors Open India Football School

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