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I Was Told I’m Old. Selectors Said ‘Above 30, We’re Not Picking Anyone’

I was told I’m old. Selectors said ‘above 30, we’re not picking anyone’ The 35-year-old batter, who recently played the IPL for Kolkata Knight riders, continues to wait for his maiden India call-up despite piling 5947 runs from 79 First-Class matches at an impressive average of 50.39. The Indian domestic cricket circuit has had a long and cherished history. It […]

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Chris Gayle Inducted Into RCB Hall Of Fame

Chris “Universe Boss” Gayle continues to command the news headlines, albeit not featuring in much active on-the-field cricket onslaught with his big bat these days. The West Indies ace batter was one of the first two inductees to the RCB Hall of Fame — the other, AB de Villiers. Prathmesh Mishra, Chairman of Royal Challengers Bangalore, said both batters “gave […]

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Pollard Gets Time Off As Mumbai Indians Struggles In IPL

Windies’ former ODI and T20 captain Kieron Pollard will not celebrate his 35th birthday on the pitch. According to press reports, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said a collective decision was made to exclude the hard-hitting batsman from the lineup against Chennai Super Kings. Pollard has had a poor outing for his IPL team this season. In 11 IPL matches […]

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Shimron Hetmyer Exits IPL — Gets Baby Call!

Guyanese and West Indian rising batting star Shimron Hetmyer exits his IPL team Rajasthan Royals, to get home to Guyana on time for the birth of his first child. With plans to rejoin his team, the pugnacious left-handed batsman said in an interview, “My stuff is still left in the room.” “Shimron Hetmyer has travelled back to Guyana early morning […]

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‘I Wasn’t Getting The Respect I Deserved’ – Gayle Explains Decision To Stay Out Of IPL Draft

West Indies T20 star Chris Gayle has revealed that he skipped this season’s India Premier League (IPL) draft because he did feel like he was getting the respect he deserved. The 42-year-old has been one of the tournament’s most successful and recognizable players since first appearing at the tournament in 2009.  The batsman, however, struggled to find his way last […]

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Cricket West Indies (CWI) ‘Big Up’ Players For Their Win In IPL’s Purse

Cricket West Indies (CWI) viewed with glee their ability to produce cricketers that can command a place in cricket’s richest and most exciting international league. “I want to congratulate all of the West Indies players who have secured contracts to the various franchises in the IPL, which is the biggest and most lucrative global T20 franchise tournament. But I especially […]

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Windies Players Who Get IPL Pick

West Indies big guns are set to pull millions of dollars into their personal coffers following the recent Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction. The main stars, franchises, and money draw include the following: RCB S. Rutherford – US$133K KKR S. Narine – US$800K A. Russell – US$1.6M Punjab Kings O. Smith – US$800K Chennai D. J. Bravo – US$586K […]

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IPL Teams Seek To Position Themselves For 2021 Season

The IPL 2021 season is set to get underway shortly and teams are seeking to position themselves by releasing players who did not play up to par last season. The 8 teams have released 57 players to open their slots for the upcoming auction.  Mumbai Indians- Defending champions Mumbai Indians have retained 17 players in total. They have all the […]

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IPL Curtain Draw — An Enthralling Affair!

Mumbai Indians 157 for 5 (Rohit 68, Kishan 33*, Nortje 2-25) beat Delhi Capitals 156 for 7 (Iyer 65*, Pant 56, Boult 3-30, Coulter-Nile 2-29) by five wickets. Shimron Hetmyer saw his IPL team Delhi Capitals, playing second fiddle to his Windies teammate Kerion Pollard’s side Mumbai Indians. DC could only manage to earn the bridesmaid prize as another IPL season comes to […]