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Mohammad Asif drug case

Frustrated Asif wants clarity on playing status

Mohammad Asif, the Pakistan fast bowler, wants a quick resolution to his playing status, which is in limbo after he tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone during the IPL last year

Indian Premier League

'IPL will boost cricket in New Zealand' - Fleming

Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming has predicted that the success of the Indian Premier League and Twenty20 will encourage more youngsters in his country to choose cricket over rugby

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Indian Premier League

Laxman removal 'unfair'

The abrupt removal of VVS Laxman from the captaincy of Deccan Chargers, the IPL team, has been criticised by his close associates as disappointing, unethical and unfortunate

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Dope scandal

Asif's B sample tests positive

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif's B sample has tested positive for a banned substance, according to an AFP report

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Rise of Twenty20 cricket

Share Twenty20 riches - Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan captain, feels the rise of Twenty20 cricket needs one big tournament with the revenue shared by all

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Indian Premier League

Arafat joins Kolkata Knight Riders

Pakistan allrounder Yasir Arafat has signed up with Kolkata Knight Riders for the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL)

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Indian Premier League

ICC concerned over threat of match-fixing in IPL

The International Cricket Council has concerns over the threat of match-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), ICC general manager Dave Richardson said

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Indian Premier League

Modi rules out lifting IPL salary cap

Lalit Modi insisted the US$5 million salary cap on franchisees will remain in place for at least the next two seasons

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Indian Premier League

IPL teams to get first pick on players - Modi

Franchises from the IPL will get first priority over players for the proposed Champions League, and any team that fields a cricketer from the unofficial Indian Cricket League will be automatically disqualified

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Indian Premier League

IPL franchises can trade players - Modi

Lalit Modi, the IPL commissioner, has said franchises will be allowed to trade players before the 2009 season gets underway