Saturday, June 26, 2010

ESPN will broadcast Caribbean T20 cricket from July 22

The Champions of Caribbean T20 tournament will take part in the Airtel Champions’ League in India as well. The Trinidad & Tobago was played last year. Which team will be qualified for this season in September? The tournament will be started from 22 July. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has tied with the ESPN UK for a partnership of exclusive broadcast rights for the inaugural Caribbean T20 Tournament. From now, the tournament will be the part of the annual WICB calendar.

Eight Caribbean teams will be taken part in two groups and four teams will participate in each group. The first group round match will be from 22 to 25 July and second round will be commenced on from 28 to 31 July. As, it is the inaugural t20 tournament in home cricket, it suppose to add more excitement in among the cricket fans with participation of the ESPN.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New T20 League to hold in Dubai

The planner of the most anticipated cricket tournament Indian Premier League and the commissioner Lalit Modi has got the lucrative offer from the franchise of the former champions of IPL T20 Rajasthan Royals’ Raj Kundra to set up cricket league in the Gulf area. The Indian actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband contacted with the IPL maker in the last April with this proposal. 

Before discussing with Modi, Kundra discussed the plan with some important personalities in different sectors. In his mail wrote to Modi on April 8, “I have just had initial meetings with Sheikh Nayan (sports and education minister of UAE), Amitabh Bachchan, Amar Singh and Sanjay Dutt.”

It also found that to set up the new tournament that convener would get support from the Pakistan cricketer and associates. No doubt, Pakistan will help to sustain the offer. He also mentioned, “If we do don’t get the IPL or BCCI associated in some way with the Middle East league, the Pakistanis will come and make a mess of it with no financial gain to any of us and will certainly add to the dilution of our brand.”

In an answer to Modi, however, told Kundra, in no uncertain terms, to “stay out” of such ventures and that an IPL franchisee owner going out and holding discussions for a separate league could amount to breach of contract. He also added, “BCCI and IPL know how to take care of themselves. Whether Pakistan or ECB, we all are very well tuned to this,” Modi said.

The proposal is good for the players who will take part, at the same time it will brought revenue for the Gulf.