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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)

Suarez's ex-Liverpool teammate Aspas says FIFA treated Uruguayan like a murderer

Iago-AspasLondon, July 24 - Luis Suarez's former Liverpool teammate Iago Aspas has said that the Uruguayan striker has been treated like a murderer by FIFA.  Read more »

Croatian club rubbish claims over racially abusing Man City's player

English club coach Patrick VieiraLondon, July 24 - Croatian club HNK Rijeka has rubbished Manchester City's claims that a player was racially abused during an Under-21 game on Tuesday, calling it 'baseless'.  Read more »

BCCI to announce West Indies tour itinerary on Saturday

BCCI to announce West Indies tour itinerary on SaturdayMumbai: The BCCI is expected to announce the full itinerary of a scheduled tour by West Indies later this year on July 26.

"The Board`s Tour Programme and Fixture Committee is to  Read more »

Lanka off to slow start on first day of second Test against Proteas

South-Africa-vs-lankaColombo, July 24 : Sri Lanka got off to a slow start on the first day of their second Test against South Africa at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo, and have so far lost three wickets.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »