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ipl 2017: ms dhoni sacked as captain of rising pune supergiants


by: express web desk | published:february 19, 2017 1:32 pm ms dhoni led side rising pune supergiants finished at seventh place in the ninth edition of ipl. (source: file)mahendra singh dhoni, former indian skipper, is not going to lead rising puner supergiants in the upcoming edition of ipl 7. as per ani, dhoni has been sacked as captain after the team management expressed unhappiness with his leadership. dhoni captained pune in their debut season last year, where the team managed to win just five of their 14 games and finished seventh in the points table.australian skipper steve smith is going to take over the reigns from dhoni as the franchise aims to turn around their fortunes in their second campaign. smith played eight matches for pune where he scored 270 runs.dhoni, who recently ste






ipl 2017: ms dhoni removed as rising pune supergiants captain, here’s how twitte


by: express web desk | updated: february 19, 2017 2:35 pm ms dhoni had a disappointing season last year as he just managed to score 284 runs from 12 innings.mahendra singh dhoni, one of the most successful captain in the history of ipl, has been removed as the captain of rising pune supergiants. dhoni, who led pune in their debut season, will handover the role to australian skipper steve smith.with just five wins and nine losses in their campaign, dhoni led side languished in the bottom at seventh place, two points ahead of kings xi punjab. dhoni had a disappointing season where he just managed to score 284 runs from 12 innings with one fifty plus score to his name. smith, who takes over from dhoni, had played eight matches where he had scored 270 runs with a century to his credit.also re






ipl 2017: happy that ms dhoni isn’t captain because kings xi punjab can now beat


by: express web desk | published:february 23, 2017 7:34 pm virender sehwag said ms dhoni is one of the best captains india has ever had. (source: file)the decision of rising pune supergiants to replace ms dhoni as captain with australian steve smith for this year’s ipl which begins on april 5 hasn’t gone down well with fans and former cricketers across the country. though one person who is happy about it is, former indian opener and head of cricket operations for kxip, virender sehwag.“i am happy that he isn’t captain because maybe now my team, kings xi punjab, can beat this pune team,” said sehwag in a recent interview. “on a serious note, i believe that this is an internal decision of the franchise but he is one of the best-ever captains india has ever had,” sehwag fur...






jharkhand captain ms dhoni motivates wards in unique style


by: pti | kolkata | published:february 23, 2017 7:33 pm ms dhoni will remain the wicketkeeper and lead the side from behind the stumps. (source: file)on a day virat kohli and co began their test challenge against australia in pune, mahendra singh dhoni had a fresh challenge on his hands seemingly oblivious to what’s happening in team india.the former india skipper, who had surprised everyone by choosing to travel with his teammates in a train from ranchi, checked in at eden gardens in jharkhand jersey, motivating his state team in his usual ‘captain cool’ manner.be it in india ranks or his ipl pune franchise rising pune supergiants, dhoni is no more the captain but it’s only at his state where he has opted to lead in the upcoming domestic one-dayers for the vijay hazare tr...






ipl 2017: ms dhoni losing rising pune supergiants captaincy unexpected but logic


written by rohit mundayur | updated: february 19, 2017 3:45 pm it may be the first time that ms dhoni plays in the ipl without captaining a side. (source: twitter)it seems 2017 is a year of firsts for ms dhoni. the recentently concluded odi and t20i series against englang was the first in decade that he played as only a part of the eleven and not as the leader of the group. and now, as it has emerged, it may also be the first year in which dhoni won’t be captaining an ipl team.at least that is what it looks like for now with some reports emerging saying that the 2011 world cup winning captain has been sacked as skipper of the ipl side rising pune supergiants while others claim that the has stepped down. whatever may be the case, it looks clear now that dhoni won’t be leading the supergia






ipl 2017: ms dhoni losing rising pune supergiants captaincy unexpected but logic


written by rohit mundayur | updated: february 19, 2017 3:52 pm it may be the first time that ms dhoni plays in the ipl without captaining a side. (source: twitter)it seems 2017 is a year of firsts for ms dhoni. the recentently concluded odi and t20i series against englang was the first in decade that he played as only a part of the eleven and not as the leader of the group. and now, as it has emerged, it may also be the first year in which dhoni won’t be captaining an ipl team.at least that is what it looks like for now with some reports emerging saying that the 2011 world cup winning captain has been sacked as skipper of the ipl side rising pune supergiants while others claim that the has stepped down. whatever may be the case, it looks clear now that dhoni won’t be leading the supergia






ipl 2017: ms dhoni steps down as captain of rising pune supergiants


by: express web desk | updated: february 19, 2017 2:15 pm ms dhoni led side rising pune supergiants finished at seventh place in the ninth edition of ipl. (source: file)mahendra singh dhoni, former indian skipper, is not going to lead rising puner supergiants in the upcoming edition of ipl 7. there have been conflicting reports and statements over the affair with the semantics of whether dhoni has been sacked or stepped down becoming unclear.ms dhoni himself asked team management to step him down as captain and wanted to be part of the team as player only, says ani. there were other reports which suggested that the team management expressed unhappiness with his leadership. dhoni captained pune in their debut season last year, where the team managed to win just five of their 14 games and f






ms dhoni will not lead rising pune supergiants in ipl 2017!


ahead of the tenth season of the indian premier league season 10, the rising pune supergiants (rps) franchise has given a massive shock to the indian cricket fans. the pune franchise has sacked mahendra singh dhoni as the captain of the team for the upcoming season. moreover, the franchise has appointed australian test skipper steve smith as the new captain of the team.in the previous season held last year, rps  managed to win just 5 out of 14 league games under the captaincy of ms dhoni. in addition, dhoni’s form was the another concern as he had scored 284 runs in 12 innings with only one fifty to his credit.rising pune supergiants and gujrat lions were the two debut teams which replaced the chennai super kings (csk) and rajasthan royals (rr) in the previous season after a ban of two yea






ipl 2017 player auction: rising pune supergiants captain steve smith welcomes be


by: express web desk | updated: february 20, 2017 9:10 pm rising pune supergiants captain steve smith welcomed ben stokes into the squad with a tweet. (source: file)rising pune supergiants coughed up rs 14.5 crore to acquire england all rounder ben stokes. stokes has been the flavour of the season for england with his performances with both bat and ball and it was expected that he won’t be going on the cheap in this year’s ipl auction.his soon-to-be team mates at rps would be happy with the new acquisition and that was expressed on monday by skipper steve smith. “welcome to pune @benstokes38 first round is on you!” smith tweeted after the announcement of ben stokes as an rps player.steve smith has replaced ms dhoni as captain of the rising pune supergiants and stokes replaced the former i






ipl 2017: ms dhoni removed as rising pune supergiants captain, steve smith to ta


by: pti | kolkata | published:february 19, 2017 2:40 pm ms dhoni will continue to be a part of the pune franchise as a player. (source: file)mahendra singh dhoni was removed as captain of ipl franchise rising pune supergiants and replaced by australian steve smith, ending his innings as skipper in both international and franchise cricket.dhoni, who had stepped down as india’s limited-overs captain to snap his international run as skipper earlier this year, will, however, continue to be a part of the pune franchise as a player.“dhoni has not stepped down. we have appointed steve smith as the skipper for the upcoming season. frankly speaking, we did not have a good last season and we wanted someone young to lead the side and revamp it ahead of the upcoming season 10,” rising pune supergiant






steve smith to replace ms dhoni as rising pune supergiants captain


new delhi: a day before the 2017 indian premier league players' auction, ms dhoni has been replaced as the captain of rising pune supergiants by australian skipper steve smith. confirming the development, rps owner sanjiv goenka said, "yes we have opted for steve smith as captain of rps for the forthcoming ipl season. i have been thinking about this decision since the end of the last season and discussing it with my management team. and our thought is to have a younger captain at the helm of the team this year. we have a very good mix of youth and experience in the team and feel we need a young mind and a young captain with different ideas to spearhead rising pune supergiants." rps had finished seventh in their maiden season last year. goenka conceded, "we could have done much better. i






steve smith to replace ms dhoni as rising pune supergiants captain


new delhi: a day before the 2017 indian premier league players' auction, ms dhoni has been replaced as the captain of rising pune supergiants by australian skipper steve smith, the franchise said on sunday. confirming the development, rps owner sanjiv goenka said, "yes we have opted for steve smith as captain of rps for the forthcoming ipl season. i have been thinking about this decision since the end of the last season and discussing it with my management team. and our thought is to have a younger captain at the helm of the team this year. we have a very good mix of youth and experience in the team and feel we need a young mind and a young captain with different ideas to spearhead rising pune supergiants." rps had finished seventh in their maiden season last year. goenka conceded, "we co






ipl 2017 player auction: rising pune supergiants captain steve smith welcomes be


by: express web desk | updated: february 21, 2017 10:40 am rising pune supergiants captain steve smith welcomed ben stokes into the squad with a tweet. (source: file)rising pune supergiants coughed up rs 14.5 crore to acquire england all rounder ben stokes. stokes has been the flavour of the season for england with his performances with both bat and ball and it was expected that he won’t be going on the cheap in this year’s ipl auction.his soon-to-be team mates at rps would be happy with the new acquisition and that was expressed on monday by skipper steve smith. “welcome to pune @benstokes38 first round is on you!” smith tweeted after the announcement of ben stokes as an rps player.watch video | list of players sold at ipl auction 2017: ben stokes most expensive buy at rs 14.5 croresteve






mohammad azhar slams rising pune supergiants for sacking ms dhoni


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 20, 2017 8:46 pm ms dhoni was replaced at the helm with australian skipper steve smith. (source: file)former india skipper mohammad azharuddin slammed the rising pune supergiants management for the manner in which double world cup-winning captain mahendra singh dhoni was removed from captaincy of the ipl franchise, terming it “third rate and disrespectful”.“the decision and manner of execution was third-rate and disgraceful. dhoni has been a jewel in indian cricket, he has won almost everything in the 8-9 years of his captaincy and even though the franchise can say they run the team with their own money, shouldn’t they have seen dhoni’s stature and credibility before first stripping him of captaincy and then not even letting dhoni the grace? i feel






mohammad azhar slams rising pune supergiants for sacking ms dhoni


by: pti | new delhi | updated: february 21, 2017 10:40 am ms dhoni was replaced at the helm with australian skipper steve smith. (source: file)former india skipper mohammad azharuddin slammed the rising pune supergiants management for the manner in which double world cup-winning captain mahendra singh dhoni was removed from captaincy of the ipl franchise, terming it “third rate and disrespectful”.“the decision and manner of execution was third-rate and disgraceful. dhoni has been a jewel in indian cricket, he has won almost everything in the 8-9 years of his captaincy and even though the franchise can say they run the team with their own money, shouldn’t they have seen dhoni’s stature and credibility before first stripping him of captaincy and then not even letting dhoni the grace? i feel






ipl 2017 auction: ‘excited to be part of ms dhoni’s and steve smith’s team’, say


by: express web desk | updated: february 21, 2017 3:27 pm ipl auction 2017: ben stokes made it clear that he will be available for most of the ipl this year. ( source: file)in a facebook live chat on monday evening, ben stokes said that he was upbeat about joining his new franchise and teammates in rising pune supergiants and playing in the 2017 ipl.“i am really looking forward to play with ms dhoni and steven smith. it will be great to share the dressing room with both these players. dhoni is one of the biggest players in the world and smith too is one of the best. while i have had some heated moments against smith, looking forward to play alongside him. he is an amazing player,” stokes said in a facebook chat on his official page.pune being the home ground for supergiants, stokes is eag






ipl 2017 player auction: looking forward to play with ms dhoni and steve smith,


by: express web desk | updated: february 21, 2017 4:04 pm ipl auction 2017: ben stokes made it clear that he will be available for most of the ipl this year. ( source: file)in a facebook live chat on monday evening, ben stokes said that he was upbeat about joining his new franchise and teammates in rising pune supergiants and playing in the 2017 ipl.“i am really looking forward to play with ms dhoni and steven smith. it will be great to share the dressing room with both these players. dhoni is one of the biggest players in the world and smith too is one of the best. while i have had some heated moments against smith, looking forward to play alongside him. he is an amazing player,” stokes said in a facebook chat on his official page.pune being the home ground for supergiants, stokes is eag






move over luxe! when mahendra singh dhoni travelled in a train after 13 years


he has already quoted controversy after his agreeing to step aside as the captain of the rising pune supergiants in the ipl. well, he has traveled in the most luxurious cars and jets apart from being a regular at the best presidential suites around the globe, then to travel in a train seems a far-fetched thought. but the ranchi rambo, who was once a ticket checker for the railways, took to the train again after a hiatus of 13 years. a long, long time!so what prompted the most celebrated indian cricket skipper to board a train. here is the story:mahendra singh dhoni, who is the current skipper of the jharkhand side for the iconic vijay hazare trophy had to play a match against karnataka on the 24th of this month at kolkata. so, the destination was ranchi to kolkata. does this give you a sen






ipl 2017: captain dhoni exits, but not on his own terms


written by shamik chakrabarty | kolkata | published:february 20, 2017 12:57 am “i think steve is a great leader. i think all the players have a great equation with him. at the end of the day, all of them are professionals. i don’t think there’s anything personal in it.” sanjiv goenka, rps ownerrising pune supergiants (rps) removed ms dhoni as their captain, appointing australian steve smith instead. according to a source, the franchise had made up its mind following the team’s seventh-place finish last year. it was supergiants’ maiden ipl campaign, and for the first time dhoni had failed in getting his side to the playoffs.once the franchise decided to move forward, incorporating the australian model of leadership, smith, who captains australia across formats, became dhoni’s natural succ






ipl 2017 auction: here’s what gujarat lions and rising pune supergiants should l


written by rahul sadhu | published:february 16, 2017 3:16 pm ipl auction 2017: former csk teammates ms dhoni and suresh raina would look to have a decent season with their respective franchise in the tenth edition of the ipl.the tenth edition of the ipl officially commences with the player auction on february 20 in bengaluru. players auction is not a new phenomenon for the think tanks of these two teams and hence it is expected that by now they will have their blueprint in place. however, considering the dynamic nature of the auctions it could spring up a few surprises. but changes in gameplan can very well occur even in the last moment, so we take a look at what to expect from the debutants of last season: ipl auction 2017: gujarat lions impressed in their debut season and would be look






ipl 2017: captain ms dhoni exits, but not on his own terms


written by shamik chakrabarty | kolkata | updated: february 20, 2017 7:01 am ms dhoni will be part of ipl as a regular player for the first time. (source: bcci)rising pune supergiants (rps) removed ms dhoni as their captain, appointing australian steve smith instead. according to a source, the franchise had made up its mind following the team’s seventh-place finish last year. it was supergiants’ maiden ipl campaign, and for the first time dhoni had failed in getting his side to the playoffs.once the franchise decided to move forward, incorporating the australian model of leadership, smith, who captains australia across formats, became dhoni’s natural successor. “i think steve is a great leader. i think all the players have a great equation with him. at the end of the day, all of them are






ipl 2017 player auction: ben stokes worth every penny spent by pune supergiants


by: express web desk | updated: february 20, 2017 11:22 am ben stokes became the highest international player in the ipl, surpassing shane watson’s mark of rs 9.5 crore.before ben stokes went under the hammer at the auction, there was quite a buzz as to how much he would fetch. and for sure he lived up to the expectations as the rising pune supergiants broke the bank and bought him for a whopping 14.5 crore.so is he worth the money spent is the question that will be one everyone’s lips? seems pretty much like it, as he brings more than just his all-round skills on the table for the pune franchise.the supergiants, after finishing second last in 2016 had a pretty one-dimensional squad and were looking for a spark. they struggled last season especially in areas where someone who could finish






ipl 2017 player auction: ben stokes worth every penny spent by pune supergiants


by: express web desk | updated: february 20, 2017 1:28 pm ben stokes became the highest international player in the ipl, surpassing shane watson’s mark of rs 9.5 crore.before ben stokes went under the hammer at the auction, there was quite a buzz as to how much he would fetch. and for sure he lived up to the expectations as the rising pune supergiants broke the bank and bought him for a whopping 14.5 crore.so is he worth the money spent is the question that will be one everyone’s lips? seems pretty much like it, as he brings more than just his all-round skills on the table for the pune franchise.watch | list of players sold at ipl auction 2017: ben stokes most expensive buy at rs 14.5 crorethe supergiants, after finishing second last in 2016 had a pretty one-dimensional squad and were loo






was it wise for rising pune supergiants to opt for steve smith over mahendra sin


steven smith’s last years ipl campaign was cut short because of a wrist injury. in modern cricket he is rated as the best batsman in the world, and his records are a testament to it, in all formats. on the other hand, mahendra singh dhoni has achieved every big cricketing icc flagship honours at stake. one understands he is in the twilight of his career and the reflexes may have slowed down a touch, but that is not the case, he is fit as ever and is witty too. apparently, mahendra singh dhoni had given his consensus for this decision.but, let us look at the reasons that led to this.private cricket leagues are money spinning leagues where a lot of money is flushed in by the owners, in most cases businessman, who wants a loss. remember, when kkr, despite having a star studded outfit did not






ipl 2017 player auction: ben stokes worth every penny spent by pune supergiants


by: express web desk | updated: february 20, 2017 2:06 pm ben stokes became the highest international player in the ipl, surpassing shane watson’s mark of rs 9.5 crore.before ben stokes went under the hammer at the auction, there was quite a buzz as to how much he would fetch. and for sure he lived up to the expectations as the rising pune supergiants broke the bank and bought him for a whopping 14.5 crore.so is he worth the money spent is the question that will be one everyone’s lips? seems pretty much like it, as he brings more than just his all-round skills on the table for the pune franchise.watch | list of players sold at ipl auction 2017: ben stokes most expensive buy at rs 14.5 crorethe supergiants, after finishing second last in 2016 had a pretty one-dimensional squad and were loo






watch: ms dhoni goes on a crawling-spree with daughter ziva


former indian skipper has shared several cute moments with his daughter ziva. but this one is going to make it to the top of the list. in the video, he is crawling with his 2-year-old daughter ziva in the garden. even the hardest of hearts will melt after watching this love-filled video. seems like dhoni is making up for the time when he wasn’t present at her daughter’s birth due to national duty.father dhoni has been sharing ‘awe’some photos of his daughter ziva on his instagram handle lately. on her second birthday, dhoni shared a cute photo of daughter, calling from a wired phone on her second birthday on february 6.a post shared by @mahi7781 on feb 14, 2017 at 7:40am pstyou may also likein 2016 as well he posted a video of ziva on independence day, trying to match the basic left-right-






ms dhoni you’ve been an inspirational leader: anil kumble in felicitation ceremo


by: express web desk | updated: february 2, 2017 5:20 pm ms dhoni received a ‘thank you’ frame from the indian team prior to the final t20i against england in bangalore. (source: facebook)the entire indian team that won the recently concluded t20 series against england by 2-1 presented ms dhoni with an innovative wooden plague prior to the contest to serve as a memento for his services to the sport and for being a continuous source of inspiration to the indian team. the wooden plaque has four ‘silver stars’ embossed on it to highlight his four biggest milestones as captain of india – 2007 world t20 champions, becoming no. 1 in test cricket in 2009, 2011 world cup champions and 2013 champions trophy champions.the little private programme, including players, support staff and chairman of se






england's ben stokes is first multi-millionaire


new delhi: england allrounder ben stokes has emerged the biggest of purchases by the halfway mark of bidding at the 2017 ipl player auction in bangalore, finding his first franchise in rising pune supergiants who forked out rs 14.5 crore for his services - more than seven times his base price. stokes was one of seven marquee players with a base price of rs 2 crore, and within seconds his name rocketed upwards. mumbai indians started the bidding for stokes, and for a good time held off frenzied bidding from royal challengers bangalore, delhi daredevils and sunrises hyderabad, but a stunning late bid from pune supergiants at 13.5 crore changed the tempo. within a minute, all others backed out and pune acquired the allrounder for a whopping price tag. stokes, 25, has played 77 twenty20 mat






india vs australia 2017: mca stadium becomes india’s 25th test venue


by: express web desk | updated: february 23, 2017 10:53 am ahead of the commencement of the match, head of the bcci’s coa vinod rai, alongwith mca officials and indian skipper virat kohli unveiled a stamp to commemorate the first test at the stadium. (source: bcci twitter)india play australia in the first of a four match test series at the maharashtra cricket association stadium at gahunje near pune. although the stadium has played to host to odi and t20 matches before and was the home ground for ipl teams like pune warriors and kings xi punjab and is currently home to rising pune supergiants, it is the first time ever that a test match is being played at the stadium.india vs australia live scorethis makes the mca stadium india’s 25th test venue. back in 1933, ck nayudu had led th...






ipl 2017 player auction: ben stokes sold to rising pune supergiants for a whoopi


by: express web desk | updated: february 20, 2017 11:02 am ben stokes became the most expensive overseas player edging andrew flintoff and kevin pietersen. (source: file)england’s big hitting batsman ben stokes joined rising pune supergiants after he was snapped up for rs. 14.50 crore in the ipl 2017 player auction that was conducted at the ritz-carlton hotel in bengaluru.ipl 2017 player auction livestokes entered the auction at the maximum base price of rs. 2 crore and even before the bidding could commence, there were takers for him. the bidding war saw mumbai indians, delhi daredevils, sunrisers hyderabad and rising pune supergiants battle it out for his services. after early bidding contest between dd, mi and srh, rps entered the foray by bidding for rs. 13.50 crore and then upped the






ipl 2017 player auction: ben stokes sold to rising pune supergiants for a whoopi


by: express web desk | updated: february 20, 2017 1:28 pm ben stokes became the most expensive overseas player edging andrew flintoff and kevin pietersen. (source: file)england’s big hitting batsman ben stokes joined rising pune supergiants after he was snapped up for rs. 14.50 crore in the ipl 2017 player auction that was conducted at the ritz-carlton hotel in bengaluru.ipl 2017 player auction livestokes entered the auction at the maximum base price of rs. 2 crore and even before the bidding could commence, there were takers for him. the bidding war saw mumbai indians, delhi daredevils, sunrisers hyderabad and rising pune supergiants battle it out for his services. after early bidding contest between dd, mi and srh, rps entered the foray by bidding for rs. 13.50 crore and then upped thei






vijay hazare trophy: harbhajan singh to lead punjab, ms dhoni to captain jharkha


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 21, 2017 6:56 pm harbhajan singh and the punjab side was picked under the chairmanship of bhupinder singh sr. (source: pti)harbhajan singh will lead the 16 member punjab squad for the vijay hazare trophy and the team will play their first match against vidarbha on february 25.the senior selection committee of punjab cricket association met under the chairmanship of bhupinder singh sr. at i s bindra stadium pca mohali on tuesday.punjab will be playing against assam on february 26, baroda on february 28, railways on march 1, versus haryana on march 3 and odisha on march 6, pca spokesperson sushil kapoor said in a release. all the matches are slated to be played at various venues at new delhi.punjab squad: manan vohra, shubman gill, jivanjot singh, ma






rising pune supergiants probable wishlist!


rising pune supergiants (rps) released 11 players in december before indian premier league (ipl) auction 2017. they made a shocker of a decision a day before the auction as they sacked former indian skipper ms dhoni and made australian skipper steven smith their leader. they had a rough first edition last year finishing on 7th spot in ipl standings table, just above kings xi punjab with 5 wins under their name.with dhoni sacked, it clearly means that rps mean serious business this time around. rps had an unfortunate first year as several players left midway due to injuries. let’s take a look at players they might eye when auctioneer richard madley announces their names.who should rps focus on?you may also likestrike bowlerin previous edition, rps lacked an in-form fast bowler. mitchell joh






ms dhoni, rohit sharma to play vijay hazare trophy


written by devendra pandey | mumbai | updated: february 20, 2017 8:09 am ms dhoni has made himself available for one dayers to be held in kolkata. (source: file)rohit sharma is all set to play his first competitive game in three months after recovering from a thigh surgery. he is likely to play for mumbai in the vijay hazare trophy which is scheduled to kick off from february 25 in chennai. the other star attraction at vijay hazare trophy is mahendra singh dhoni, who would be playing for jharkhand. the pune ipl franchise had removed dhoni as captain, replacing him with steve smith.dhoni had missed out on domestic t20 tournament syed mushtaq ali but it is learnt he has made himself available for one dayers to be held in kolkata. rohit has missed out test match series, odi’s and t20’s afte






ipl 2017: champions sunrisers hyderabad to face rcb in opening match


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 15, 2017 10:58 pm as per norm, the final will also be hosted by rajiv gandhi stadium in hyderabad on may 21. (source: pti)defending champions sunrisers hyderabad will host runners-up royal challengers bangalore in the opening fixture of the 10th edition of indian premier league on april 5.as per norm, the final will also be hosted by rajiv gandhi stadium in hyderabad on may 21.the tournament will be spread over 47 days across 10 venues. the schedule has been designed with each team playing 14 matches – 7 of them at home venues.the season will also witness ipl returning to indore for the first time since 2011.the venue of the qualifiers and eliminator will be announced at a later date.among the other teams, rising pune supergiants will take on mumba






pm narendra modi addresses rally in fatehpur; former cji altamas kabir in critic


homeindiatop stories 4 pm, feb 19: pm narendra modi addresses rally in fatehpur; former cji altamas kabir in critical condition; ms dhoni will not lead rps in ipl 2017






ipl 2017: what can we expect from the player auction


written by rahul sadhu | published:february 6, 2017 7:20 pm ipl 2017 auction will be held on february 20 in bengaluru. (source: bcci)the auction for the tenth edition of the indian premier league (ipl) is exactly two weeks away and all eight franchises will be busy formulating their strategy for it. players’ auction is not a new phenomenon for the think tanks of all the eight teams but it has also proved to be quite dynamic in nature. to bag the right players, a team needs to have a proper auction strategy in place which is why the season begins even before the first ball is bowled.let’s take a look at the various plans that the eight teams might employ at this year’s auction to be held on february 20 in bengaluru.gujarat lions (gl)in their maiden ipl paign, the gujarat lions managed to






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when we try and think of body shaming, we usually picture an overweight person being called names or facing flak over being “lazy”. lately, we have witnessed a motion against this bullying as people with “undesirable” body-types have displayed love towards the person in the mirror. yet, we tend to ignore how body shaming continues for people with skinny bodies. a self-proclaimed ed (eating disorder) warrior, megan jayne crabbe, has set out to balance out the prevailing notions pertaining to a “normal” body. an anorexia survivor herself, megan challenges the common misconceptions- being thin isn’t always good and being fat is okay too.megan was diagnosed as an anorexic when she was 14. “you see, within 5 years of being on the planet, it was already ingrained in my mind that fat was the wors