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Preview CL: Chennai Super Kings

PREVIEW: CHENNAI SUPERKINGS IN CL T20 2010
All set to roar at CL T20 2010…
Frankly speaking, Chennai Superkings is reputed to be the most consistent team in the IPL journey so far. It will be much of a surprise if CSK doesn’t continue to pump excitement in our veins in the upcoming mega blockbuster event CL T20 2010 in the rainbow nation. Doug Bollinger, one of the best pacers, roped in by CSK this year, will be playing for Chennai in the Champions League this year and will be a significant asset to the team. Read the rest of this entry

Sachin Tendulkar-The Living Legend

Sachin Tendulkar’s life can be summed up quite rightly in one sentence. From Tendulkar to Ton-dulkar to End-ulkar to Ton-dulkar again. Such has been his importance to the game that it had be quite an achievement to find an Indian cricketer who says that he has not been inspired by Tendulkar. For the past two decades, Sachin Tendulkar has quite successfully handled the magnanimous task of living upto the expectations of a billion people. Read the rest of this entry

The Powerhouse of Runs- A poem

THE POWER HOUSE OF RUNS

The powerhouse of runs
Here comes the warrior from Mumbai, Read the rest of this entry

Billions of Whistles for IPL 3

The Indian Premier League is regarded as the most innovative invention when it comes to the world of cricket. IPL season 1 introduced to us 8 teams which became bonded to us immediately. Read the rest of this entry

The Indian Saviour- A poem

The Indian Saviour

Here comes our captain hailing from Jharkhand, Read the rest of this entry

New Formats for IPL 4

The Indian Premier League saw a disappointing number of spectators mainly because of the longness of the tournament.

We had 8 teams and 60 games this year. Then what do you expect next year? Lalit Modi planned 10 teams and 94 games!!!.Who will watch all 94 games?

SOLUTION:-

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has planned 2 alternative methods credit to NBA.

TWO NEW WAYS:-

  1. 10 teams will be divided into two groups, Each of the groups will follow the current away and home method.  The top 3 teams from each group would proceed to a new League- Super Six. Then, the top 4 teams in Super 6 will go to the semis. Poor thing is that the teams which don’t qualify for Super 6 will get only 8 games.
  2. The 10 teams would still be in two groups. But, here each team would play the other four in its group twice, once at home and once away, it would also play each team from the other group once. The top four teams at the end of this process would then advance to the semifinals. So, here each team gets a minimum of 13 games.

Sehwag out of T20 World Cup

Just a week before the T20 World Cup to kick start,The Indian team has seen a injury- Virender Sehwag, player of DD has injured his shoulders just like what happened last year.

But the selectors have not made the same blunder as they did in the last T20 World Cup. Wiser selection has been done by choosing Murali Vijay, the experienced campaigner and one in the top 5 run scorers in the IPL.

Some of you might think Vijay is a test player and won’t fit in Viru’s aggressive shoes. But, he has been selected because of his superb playing in the IPL this year.

Will he do wonders? Lets wait and see.

Kochi Stadium gets ready for IPL

A new cricket stadium with 50,000 capacity is being built in Kochi under Kerala Cricket Association at Eda Kochi which will be ready only in 2012. So it is not for the Indian Premier League 4.

So, all the renovation works are going on in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, near Kaloor junction which has hosted some ODIs and football matches.

The Greater Cochin Development Authority(GDCA) has intended to finish the renovation works in Nehru Stadium for which the government has sanctioned Rs 4 crore 20 lakh to replace the wornout chairs at the venue.

A total of 22,400 pieces, installed when the stadium was built in 1996, need to be replaced and all the replacement works will start out in two weeks time.

Meanwhile, the painting works are being tendered along with the turfing of the surface. The 2.5 lakh square feet ground is being prepared with a drainage facility that will allow water to drain out in 10 minutes. The system covers a circumference of 800 m.

The top layer would consist of a combination of fine gravel, sand and neopit, made of coconut fibres. Layers of sand and gravel would be used to level the field after installing the drainage pipes.

400 truck loads of Sand and 800 of Gravel will be needed to raise the ground by 25 cm.

Just before the IPL 4, The renovated Stadium will face an ODI between India and Australia.

Please suggest name for Kochi team

For the first time in IPL history, the Kochi team owners have made a contest to suggest a name to their IPL team and fans are pouring in with mails for the ‘Express – Josco IPL Kochi Naming Contest.’

Along with the name suggesting, Kochi team also shows its readers concern over issues like conservation of Wildlife and Carbon Emission.

The owners are busy reading SMS and e-mails from their fans. The naming of the team will be just after this year’s IPL.

Readers can continue to take part in the contest by sending SMS:

iplkochi followed by suggested name to 54646 or by e-mailing to iplkochi@expressbuzz.com


What do you know about the MRF Blimp?

Every now and then in a match the Commentators talk about the MRF Blimp- a balloon like on top of the stadium. The TV Commentators just tell Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir are its ambassadors and Denis Lillee is the Chairman of MRF pace foundation.

This is the First time MRF brought the blimp into India and it is placed in the stadium atmosphere during the matches.

But who of you all knew the significance of the MRF Blimp? Here it is:-

The blimp is 19 metres long, contains upto 400 cubic metres of pure helium and can be raised to a maximum height of 1000 feet. Once in the air at 300 metres height, it can withstand wind velocity of upto 40 knots during a storm.

Once the blimp is launched, the weather is continuously monitored via telemetry incorporated into the blimp payload as well as tension in the tether line which links the blimp to the trailer on the ground.

So, here is one fact of IPL. There are more to come which no one knows. Wait and Watch.

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