What is IPL ?
website for IPL-T20
IPL - Aril 4th - May 27th, 2012
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional league for Twenty20 cricket competition in India. It was initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), headquartered in
Mumbai, and is supervised by BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla, who serves as the league's Chairman and Commissioner. It is currently contested by nine teams, consisting of players from around the world.
Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata Knight Riders
Pune Warriors India
Royal Challengers Bangalore
It was started after an altercation between the BCCI and the Indian Cricket
In 2010, IPL became the first sporting event ever to be broadcast live on YouTube in association with
Indiatimes. Its brand value is estimated to be around $3.67 billion in fourth
According to the Annual Review of Global Sports Salaries by sportingintelligence.com, IPL is the second highest-paid league, based on first-team salaries on a pro rata basis, second only to the NBA. It is estimated that the average salary of an IPL player over a year would be $3.84
Cup Cricket Team 2011
Cup Cricket Tournament
World Cup Cricket tournament was first started in 1975. The ICC Cricket
World Cup is the premier international championship of men's One Day
International (ODI) cricket. The event is organized by the sport's
governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with preliminary
qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament which is held every
tournament is the world's fourth-largest and fourth-most-viewed sporting
event. According to the ICC, it is the most important tournament and the
pinnacle of achievement in the sport. The first Cricket World Cup contest
was organized in England in 1975.
separate Women's Cricket World Cup has been held every four years since
finals of the Cricket World Cup are contested by all ten Test-playing and
ODI-playing nations, together with other nations that qualify through the
World Cup Qualifier. Australia has been the most successful of the five
teams to have won the tournament, taking four titles. The West Indies have
won twice, while India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka have each won once.
Cricket World Cup Trophy
is given to the Winning nation.
In India cricket is a great pass time for kids of all ages.
It is very common to find the kids play "galli cricket " which
is "street cricket" after school. It is a very exciting game,
especially the one day cricket matches. The game has a world wide fan
base and Indian fans are by far the most fanatic. The cricket fever can be
contagious and you will surely get into the game if you start talking to a
of you who do not know what cricket is.
Well, Cricket is a team sport for two teams of eleven players each. A
formal game of cricket can last anything from an afternoon to several
One Day Cricket
5 Day Test Matches
One Day Cricket :
it is played in two ways : The first is limited
duration, in which a specific number of hours of playing time are
allocated and each team plays two innings. The second is limited overs, in which each team plays one innings of a
pre-determined number of overs
Test Matches : First class cricket matches are the most prestigious games, played at a
professional level. The top level games are international Test matches,
played between countries. There are also domestic first class cricket
Test matches are played over five days, with six hours play each day.
Each day's play is divided into three sessions of two hours each,
with a 40 minute break between the first two session for lunch, and a 20
minute tea break between the last two sessions. A short drinks break is
taken once an hour, or more often in very hot weather.
Each team has two innings, usually played in alternating order. Each
innings is over when either ten batsmen are out, or the captain of the
batting side declares the innings closed . When all the innings are completed, the team with the most
runs wins. If there is a tie, the result stands, which is rare.
Although the game play and rules are very different, the basic concept
of cricket is similar to that of baseball. Teams bat in successive innings
and attempt to score runs, while the opposing team fields and
attempts to bring an end to the batting team's innings. After each team
has batted an equal number of innings (either one or two, depending on
conditions chosen before the game), the team with the most runs wins.
: The order in which the teams bat is determined by a
coin toss. The captain
of the side winning the toss may elect to bat or
players of the fielding team go out to field, two players of
the batting team go out to bat. The remainder of the batting team wait off
the field for their turn to bat. The fielding team disperses around the field, to positions designed to
stop runs being scored or to get batsmen out. One fielder is the bowler.
Another fielder is the wicket-keeper, who
wears a pair of webbed gloves designed for catching the ball and
protective pads covering the shins. He squats behind the opposite wicket.
There are several
ways of getting out: Caught, Bowled,
Leg Before Wicket,
Hit Wicket, Handle The
Ball, Obstructing The
Field, Hit The Ball
Out of these methods of getting out, the first five are reasonably common, the last five
quite rare. The last three methods are almost never invoked.
The game is refereed by two umpires, who make all decisions on
the field and whose word is absolutely final.
The International Cricket Council overseas all
international cricket world-wide. The members are
currently: Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa,
Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
During the cricket
season you will find cricket enthusiasts glued to the TV and radio
for scores and plays.
There are many
cricket leagues here in the United states.
Just like Fantasy football there is Fantasy Cricket.
Links on the Internet
Cricket For live scores and news
Cricket Council ICC is the official
world governing body for men's cricket
Cricket Find the latest news and photographs on Indian cricket
plus links to other sites.
The home for cricket on the Internet . A UK based site. Polls, Chat,
Reviews and more.
Indian Cricket News ESPN !!!
Of India - Cricket News!