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IPL schedule involves too much travelling: Hodge

Brad HodgeKochi, May 5 : Kochi Tuskers' Australian batsman Brad Hodge has criticised the demanding schedule of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), saying that the tournament involves "too much travelling".The cash-rich event is seven-weeks long and requires the players to travel all across India to feature in a minimum of 14 games. Hodge said the scheduling could have been better.

"We could have done better in the IPL this time. The schedule I think is hectic," said Hodge. "There are 10 teams and they have done their best to make a good schedule, but it involves too much travelling.

The nature of pitches have been another talking point of the IPL and Hodge feels that pitches used in Kochi in the earlier games in Kolkata and Jaipur were sub-standard.

"We could have won a few more matches but got struck on a few sticky wickets. Some of the pitches like the one in Calcutta (Kolkata) and Jaipur could have been better," said the 29-year-old Australian. (IANS)


Becks's old BMW with Posh's initials priced at 75,000 pounds

London, April 16 - David Beckham's old BMW which has his wife Victoria's initials etched on the wheels is up for sole for 75,000 pounds.

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Man City, PSG facing 'substantial punishments' for breaching UEFA's FFP rules

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CSA presented with 47,5000-dollar ICC cheque for top spot in Test rankings

Johannesburg, Apr 16 - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly presented Cricket South Africa ( CSA) with a cheque for 475,000 dollars in recognition of South Africa finishing at the top of the ICC Test Team Ranking.  Read more »

UAE all set to host IPL season 7

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FIA uphold decision to disqualify Ricciardo

Daniel-RicciardoParis, April 15 : International automobile federation (FIA) announced Tuesday that it will uphold the decision on Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from last month's Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.  Read more »

Mahindra's Oliveira bags a point in GP of Americas

Miguel-OliveiraAustin (United States), April 14 : Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira showed fighting spirit at the Moto3 Grand Prix of the Americas to emerge from a multi-bike first corner melee -- that eliminated teammate  Read more »