Tag Archives: IPL

Richard Gibson: Dalrymple, Kevin O’Brien and Ryan Tendo

The business world is set to claim another early retirement with former England one-day player Jamie Dalrymple expected to concentrate on a career in the city following his split with Glamorgan earlier this winter. Dalrymple, who featured for England at … Continue reading

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Mascarenhas struggling to make IPL

Hampshire captain Dimi Mascarenhas is unlikely to be fit for IPL4 as he continues his comeback from an Achilles tendon injury. Mascarenhas was signed on a three-year contract by Indian Premier League giants Kings XI Punjab in January. He cost … Continue reading

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Bopara puts full focus on winning Test place

One of the most surprising aspects of the recent Indian Premier League auction was the failure of Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara to win a contract for the competition although two of his county colleagues, Ryan ten Doeschate and newcomer Owais … Continue reading

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Cool Bell would have been IPL bargain

So it is now eight Twenty20 wins on the trot for England, a world record, if that means anything given the short history of Twenty20 internationals. How have they done it? Staying cool would have to be the number one … Continue reading

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‘Job share’ overseas slot on Sussex agenda

Sussex coach Mark Robinson admits he is considering a “job share” for the role of overseas player in the coming season. Like most counties hunting for overseas replacements, Sussex are waiting until after the Indian Premier League auction on January … Continue reading

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High price tags, Tendo bargain and freelance Fred

The Indian Premier League auction this week coincides with English cricket’s stock being at its highest since the heady days of the historic 2005 Test series triumph over Australia, and should be reflected in some of the sums bid by franchises looking to secure … Continue reading

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Aussie in England ranks

Andrew Flintoff is expected to cut short his ‘life’ in Dubai and return to the UK permanently in the New Year following his decision to retire from all cricket. Flintoff, 33, originally relocated to the Emirates tax haven 15 months … Continue reading

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Grayson hails significance of Bopara signing

Essex batsman Ravi Bopara has finally penned a deal that commits the stylish right-hander to another two years with the county. Negotiations to conclude a deal had become somewhat protracted although Essex first team coach Paul Grayson admitted he always … Continue reading

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IPL chat and Yorkshire tweets

England’s stellar Ashes cast might find that good things do indeed come to those that wait, with their names likely to be among the most coveted in the auction for the fourth season of the Indian Premier League. Twelve months … Continue reading

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Naming rights, author Swanny and Twitter quitter

Lancashire will press on with plans to sell the naming rights to Old Trafford in the new year, following a positive response both from members and potential partners. The first stage of the process will be to assess the potential … Continue reading

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