Apr 20, 2009
Ipl Matches Spring Surprise
The IPL Season – 2 has so far been an unpredictable affair. Taking
a cue from the trend of the last season, not many have thought of Mumbai
Indians as a potential winner against Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super
Kings in the first game of the tournament in South Africa. But the T20 in South Africa is quite different from what it was
Indian pitches are paradise for batsmen but in South Africa it has been a
different ball game so far. In the four matches played so far, Mumbai Indians
were the highest scorer with 165 runs.
Unfortunately Kings XI Punjab has to bear the burnt of the
rain delayed match against Mumbai. They lost to Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets.
It is not that they lost but the way they conceded defeat. The moment they came
on the field, their body language was negative. It looked they’ve already
resigned to their fate. Probably they missed the point that how critical it was
taking wickets. Had they claimed even a single wicket, it won’t have a walk in
the park for Delhi Daredevils.
Rajasthan Royals, the IPL champions had a dismal run in their
very first game against Bengalaru Royal Challengers. They were bowled out for a
paltry 58. Kumble was the man who turned it for Royal Challengers by claiming 5
Rajasthan Royal Wickets. Shane Warne needs to pull up his socks. Past laurels
can’t keep one afloat all the time. Deccan Chargers, the team that won just two
matches last time thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders.
That’s the IPL -2 in South Africa so far. Exciting and
Apr 08, 2009
Ipl Matches In South Africa
The countdown for the IPL 2009 has already begun (it is to start exactly 10
days from today) but I don't see the kind of publicity and hoopla that it
managed to attract in 2008. The main reason obviously is the shifting of IPL
games to South Africa.
Managing elections as well as IPL would have been quite a task for the
government. At one time the fate of the Indian Premier League was uncertain but
good that the air finally is clear and we can look forward to 36 days of
The teams are coming with innovative strategies and the interesting one is
from John Buchanan's, who has floated the four-captain theory. The idea of four
captain is basically based on the premise that four individual will be experts
in different departments of cricket, who will plan/strategise and help man (captain)
on the field. The four-captain theory necessarily does not mean there will be
four captains on the field.
Shilpa Shetty and her partner, the UK businessman Raj Kundra, have bought a 12 per
cent stake in Rajasthan Royals, the team captained and coached by Shane Warne.
Check the following links if you want to know more about IPL teams, IPL match
schedule in South Africa
and owner & captain of IPL teams.
Match Schedule in South Africa
May 23, 2008
Cashing On The Popularity Of The Indian Premier League
Such is the reach and popularity of the
Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket that after creating ripples in the
travel domain the effect is visible in other sectors as well. Many marketing managers
have already christened their campaigns on the popular terms in use. One case
in point is the latest promotion campaign of ZoomIn the online service that
enables consumers to store, share, personalize and print their digital photos.
It is a case of going with the flow and making the most when the sun shines.
Here is the promotional mailer:
Parle Ltd (Tiger Biscuits) has launched the
new “20:20 Choice of Champions” cashew cookies under its 20:20 brand aptly in
line with the crisp format of the Indian Premier League’s Twenty20 cricket.
Keeping in mind the popularity of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 Cricket
Matches, Parle has decided to make its new 20:20 cookie brand a permanent one
in its cookies category (source: The Hindu Business Line).
Premier League Update
After the last match between Delhi
Daredevils and Kolkota Knight Riders washed away in the un-seasonal rains, Delhi’s chances of gaining
a semi-final berth are bleak. Kolkata along with Deccan Chargers and Bangalore
Royal Challengers is the third team that is completely out of the IPL
Championship as for the semifinals are concerned. Now, it remains to see which team will enter
the semis between Delhi
and Mumbai. Delhi
must win its last match against Mumbai Indians to keep its hope alive of
gaining a berth in the top four and pray that Mumbai Indians lose at least two
of its three matches (see
IPL Match Schedule).