Sahara Will Not Renew Its Partnership With BCCI

Sahara Will Not Renew Its Partnership With BCCI

Sahara Pune Warriors has made a decision to pull out of IPL and discontinue renewal of BCCI sponsorship. For the current year, Sahara Pune Warriors has not paid the franchisee fee in full. Due to this, the bank guarantee has been encashed by BCCI. Pune Warriors India was owned by Sahara India Parivar. Their sponsorship of the Indian cricket team will not be renewed now as per announcements made. In December 2013 the present contract is expected to expire. The BCCI did not agree to bring down the fee, after a demand was made by the firm based in Lucknow.

The full franchisee fee of the Pune Warriors team was not paid by Sahara resulting in the BCCI encashment of the bank guarantee. A representative of Sahara has stated that the decision of Sahara to withdraw from the IPL is a final and firm one. The plug has been pulled by Sahara the second time actually. Due to the same kind of reasons, they pulled the plug in 2012, however they put in efforts to have their differences with BCCI bridged thus returning to the fold. For ten years, a franchise was brought by Sahara for Rs.1702 crores in the year 2011. Even if the whole fee is waived, Sahara states, that it will not return back to the IPL. The group has also stated that there was a lot of temptation for withdrawing from the sponsorship of the Indian cricket team. However, in the interest of the Indian cricket players, it refrained to do so. Out of the sixteen matches played, Pune Warriors have won four matches. In this IPL – 6th season, the team has finished at the eighth position out of nine.

Rajiv Shukla, Vice President of BCCI was approached by the owners of Sahara Pune Warriors. If there is no reduction in the installment fee and if the board tries to get the bank guarantees encashed, then Sahara would pull out of the tournament, the Pune Warrior owners stated. Efforts were put in by BCCI to convince the franchise a resolution to the issue would be found amicably. It also seems that the BCCI wants the whole issue to be postponed till the end of the league only, Sahara sources say. Sahara had made a request to the BCCI that the bank guarantees should not be touched. In April it was clearly stated that they would be pulling out of the cricket tournament. They did not want to cause any jeopardy and hence decided to wait till they would complete their share of matches, a source from Sahara informs. Efforts were made to talk to the BCCI however, the bank was also threatened with dire legal action if there was no release of bank guarantees. For quite a long time, Sahara had stood by BCCI and when no one had come forward, they have given money, states a source. Sahara is just not able to believe the fact that just for a few crores, the BCCI could do this to them.

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Akshay Kumar Fails To Get Footage At A Publicity Stunt At The IPL 2013

Akshay Kumar Fails To Get Footage At A Publicity Stunt At The IPL 2013

Akshay Kumar Fails To Get Footage At A Publicity Stunt At The IPL 2013

Something went horribly wrong with Akshay Kumar’s publicity stunt at the IPL 6. ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Again’ was the forthcoming release this macho actor wanted to promote at the Eden Gardens. Sonakshi Sinha, Imran Khan and Akshay Kumar wore specially designed shirts to promote the movie when they entered the Eden Gardens. The trio had thought that with their starry presence and the print on their T Shirts – ‘Once Upon A Time In IPL’ they would be able to woo the cameras.

The tag line on the shirts was very similar to the upcoming film release, ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Again’. The three actors had turned up for the game between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders at the IPL 6, a high octane game, for promoting their film. However the cameras did not focus on the three actors which was not anticipated by Akki. The camera lenses had snubbed the three stars quite royally. It was discovered later on that, it was the behest of the administration officials that the cameras at the IPL were being operated due to which Akki and the two actors were not able to get even a second of the air time.

It must be noted that an official agreement is required for any campaign for promoting films by stars. According to the rules at the IPL games there is a code of conduct that needs to be stringently adhered to. Films stars are not allowed to indulge in any kind of cheeky campaign to promote their films. Celebrities of Bollywood town have always considered the IPL games as a massive tool for public relations, project promotion, etc. Whenever there is such a promotional drive to be undertaken, it becomes mandatory for the Bollywood town celebrities to seek permission before hand. It is heard that Akshay Kumar was not kicked about the idea of wearing the T Shirt for promoting the film, but it was the promotional team of his film who had convinced him that this gimmick would turn out to be a favorable one for him. However the gimmick only backfired. While Akshay Kumar was not successful in getting just 15 seconds of fame at the IPL 6, Shahrukh Khan, Akshay’s rival was seen clapping, cheering and waving for his team at the IPL this season.

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MS Dhoni’s Personality Unraveled At The IPL 2013

MS Dhoni’s Personality Unraveled At The IPL 2013

Given the awkward techniques which MS Dhoni has, one would have thought he would not have many chances of surviving the rigors of international cricket, however, he is seen dazzling continuously in the IPL 2013. There is a lot in common with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings. In the IPL 2013 one of the most successful sides is CSK and it is Dhoni’s personality that has given shape to the team. The men in yellow feel empowered with the fearless approach Dhoni has. Across the six seasons of the IPL, a tale of dominance and success has been scripted by this approach. Whether it is the spirit of the team whenever the chips are down or the approach towards the game, the entire team follows their leader.

The story of Dhoni is like just the ultimate fairytale from India. He has been responsible for personifying the dreams as well as the spirited verve of the young Indian cricket players, especially the ones that hail from the smaller cities of India. This young boy came from Ranchi once upon a time and went on to become the most successful captain of the Indian cricket team. He beat the odds with his big dreams and on the world stage, reached dizzying heights. He made people believe that there is nothing can be termed as impossible to achieve.

Dhoni not only graduated to the highest level but also continued to maintain his character’s true test as well as dominance. He has been successful in overcoming all hurdles due to his tenacity to keep adapting to situations, besides his typical resilience. It does not matter how sticky the situation is, he tempers the game, depending upon the situation. In the cricket tournament, one of the most balanced teams is the team from Chennai. Whenever the odds are stacked against the team, the team has been successful in producing the best of cricket.

During the year 2010, the CSK team needed to qualify for the semi finals by winning the last league game. The game seemed to going down to the wire when Captain Cool – Dhoni, took matters into his own hands. Later on what happened became history. Early on in the year 2011, the defending the title was quite shaky, however the team fought back so well that it clinched yet another IPL in 2011.

In the IPL 2012 they had a run that was most astonishing. As far as the count was concerned, the team was almost down and out, however at the play-offs, they found a backdoor entry. The team got a lease of life and was successful in crossing the next two hurdles and made it to the finals of the third IPL successively. MS Dhoni is considered as the favorite child of destiny, but since he has been playing so bravely, he has brought fortune to himself and the team.

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Pepsi Celebrates Impatience of Youth This IPL 2013!

Pepsi Celebrates Impatience of Youth This IPL 2013!

Pepsi Celebrates Impatience of Youth This IPL 2013!

Each of the IPL cricket seasons in the past had created a thrilling atmosphere and so has the IPL 2013 cricket tournament this year. In India one of the biggest sporting events held every year is the Pepsi IPL. Right from the time it began, this glamorous sports event has undergone a series of changes. ‘Change the game’ theory has already been experienced in the IPL 2011. This same theme then got morphed into another theme called ‘Na tameez se dekhajatahain’ in the year 2012.

On the gentry this year, the theme is expected to create an impression that can last for long. IPL 2013’s official sponsor for the year is Pepsi. The impatience of youth about doing things ‘Abhi’ or ‘Right Now’ is being celebrated during this year’s IPL. This strategy of doing things ‘right now’ is effective in provoking the youngsters to do whatever they want to do, currently or now. This youth philosophy has been paced up by Pepsi, this IPL. With this new motto and concept, it initiates a new journey. IPL cricket has never been as interesting as it is during 2013.

Unlimited IPL cricket fans have been given an exciting chance to watch the cricket matches from the cricket grounds live, and not just from their television sets. To understand this in detail, the youngsters will need to know that lots of entertainment, masti and fun has been offered in a fun and fool proof package for them, this year by Pepsi IPL 2013. Two modes, including playing and watching will involve the experience of IPL gaming. Pepsi has been successful in gaining the ultimate collection of fans and this has brought about much more excitement and energy as compared to before. Fans need to know that this IPL 2013 is also about scoring and not just watching the game.

IPL cricket lovers can make the most of some wonderful and exciting contests initiated by the ‘Oh Yes Abhi!’ campaign by Pepsi. Viewing experience of all cricket lovers is guaranteed to be enhanced at the highest level possible that just cannot be compared. The contest called ‘The IPL Top of the Leaderboard’ enables the cricket viewers to enjoy a range of prizes including merchandize from IPL, fan cans, besides a golden chance of earning the grand prize.

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Most Expensive Cricketers For IPL 2013 Season

Most Expensive Cricketers For IPL 2013 Season

Most Expensive Cricketers For IPL 2013 Season

Emotions have always run high for every IPL season. For the IPL 2013 too emotions have run high in the stands and more so in the field. In this season there have been a number of expensive cricket players. For this championship, many of the players have been bought at very high prices. They include, AjanthaMendis- Sri Lanka, ThisaraPerera-Sri Lanka, SachithraSenanayake-Sri Lanka,SachithraSenanayake-Sri Lanka, Glenn Maxwell-Australia, Kane Richardson-Australia, Dirk Nannes-Australia, AbhishekNayar-India and Christopher Morris-South Africa.

Ajantha Mendis, Sri Lanka

Ajantha Mendis, the top bowler of the Sri Lankan team is a Second Lieutenant in the Army in Sri Lanka. He was acquired at $725,000 by Pune Warriors. In 2008 he began his career in international cricket. In his kitty he has already stowed a good number of laurels including the Emerging Player of the Year in LC ICC Awards ceremony and in 2008 as the Man of the Series Award in Asia Cup.

 

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Things To Be Kept In Mind By 2013 IPL Players

Things To Be Kept In Mind By 2013 IPL Players

Things To Be Kept In Mind By 2013 IPL PlayersIn the Indian Premier League, the team officials and the players, both need to follow a particular code of conduct. A number of things like code of conduct for offenses, reporting of an alleged offense, procedures for disciplinary action and notification, standard for evidence and proof, appeals, sanctions on officials of the team and players, etc. are specified.

More On The Code Of Conduct

As far as the logo on the player’s bat, IPL clothing and the commercial logo are concerned, there are a number of regulations that are in place. It is for maintaining professional and appropriate standards in the IPL game that the regulations have been put into place.

Regulations Related To IPL Clothing And Equipment

Any alteration or covering up of clothing or equipment like using marker pens or sticking stickers is disallowed in the IPL games. Even the batting pads are painted with paint that does not falls off and any prohibited logos are disallowed. These regulations have to be understood well by the players of the team and the officials. There may be no warnings etc provided by the umpire for cover up, removal or a logo that has been prohibited to the person who has committed the offence. It must be noted in the initial stage itself that any kind of offending equipment or clothing is not allowed for use by any team official or team player in the IPL game. Any kind of abuse of fixtures and equipment used on the cricket ground or on the IPL clothing and equipment is completely disallowed. Besides this, kicking or hitting the wickets, damaging the doors of the dressing room, the boards used for advertising, the fences and boundaries, the windows, fittings, fixtures and mirrors etc in the dressing room are actions liable for punitive action.

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IPL Mania: Priyanka Chopra For The Pepsico Ad For The IPL 6 In A Desi Avatar

IPL Mania: Priyanka Chopra For The Pepsico Ad For The IPL 6 In A Desi Avatar

IPL Mania: Priyanka Chopra For The Pepsico Ad For The IPL 6 In A Desi Avatar

The opening of the IPL sixth season was on 3rd April 2013 when players were auctioned. Sony Six, has broadcast the IPL6. On offer were 108 players 37 cricket players got sold for US$ 11.87 million. In Kolkata, at the Salt Lake Stadium, on 2nd April 2013 a spectacular opening ceremony was held. The first as well as the final match will be played at Eden Garden’s, Kolkata. The IPL matches are on from 3rd April 2013 up to 26th May 2013. The title sponsor is PepsiCo while the defending champions are Kolkata Knight Riders who had defeated Chennai Super Kings and won the 2012 IPL season.

For the Pepsi Cola brand, this IPL 2013, Priyanka Chopra got into a desi avatar. She proved to be a great entertainer with her right timing and spontaneity in comedy displaying a naughty mood for a tongue in cheek advertisement for IPL. She successfully impersonated all the trickster spiritual gurus and godmen. At the drop of a hat, she became a bumbling Godwoman from a confident actress. Everyone was delighted to see Priyanka Chopra during the making of the ad. In the ad, she prays for Chennai Super Kings, her team, as a spiritual guru.

She is offered a bribe for changing loyalties by cricketer, Chris Gayle, who acts as a priest in the ad. In a very funny way in her gaudy avatar, she agrees to change her loyalties immediately. A la Bappi Lahiri, she wears flashes jewelry and sports a huge vermillion spot on her forehead and a Manish Malhotra designed loud saree to complete her spiritual look. Her face is caked with layers and layers of makeup. People have been asked to give in their comments on whether comedy can be chosen by Pee Cee. Seeing her in the ad makes everyone feel that these days, she is in a naughty mood. Priyanka Chopra says that even if she has played various characters in her films till now, she is yet to play the role of a spiritual diva.

The IPL is a Twenty20 cricket Championship in which 9 teams from the world of cricket has been participating currently. Twenty20 cricket is played in a shorter format. As far as Twenty20 cricket is concerned, the IPL is considered to be the biggest event in the world. The game consists of 20 cricket players. An altercation between the Indian Cricket League and the BCCI which was established in 2007 led to the beginning of IPL. The event is being broadcast on YouTube, live from the year 2010.

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IPL Magic

IPL Magic

Indian Premier League is fashioned after the European league matches in football. Whoever thought of it has definitely hit the goldmine which has proved good for the game of cricket, the owners of the teams, the organizers and the sponsors. The concept of bringing the shorter version of cricket has always met with flak. From the 5 day test match when the 50 overs match was introduced all cried that it was the end of the game. It was proved wrong as more people liked the shorter version. The same was the reaction for the T20 version and once again it has been proved wrong as the game has a better reach and is more exciting.

IPL has adopted this T20 version of cricket for its matches. As the word suggests only 20 overs are bowled by each side and the result is seen within three hours. What is different from the regular T20 matches and the IPL is the show biz associated with it. The main attraction or the difference is that they are league matches and not games played against teams from countries. So each team has players from many countries. The owners bid for the players and they can bid for any number of players. But only four foreign players are allowed to play on the field, the rest is comprised of Indian players.

IPL is cricketainment as there is heavy dose of entertainment added to the game. There are the cheer leaders, music and exciting tit bits during the breaks. Some of the owners are film stars and each team has an ambassador from the film fraternity. On the whole there is glamour and entertainment added to this form of cricket. There is branding of products in this game and it’s a business game as well. It has given a big boost to tourism as well. The clothes are flashy and the colors chosen symbolize certain qualities.

The rules of a test match and a 20 overs match are more or less the same. Declaring a ball ‘wide‘ is something very specific to one day game and the T20 version. A ‘no ball’ – error from the bowler results in a free hit which is not seen in a test match. A free hit is where the batsman can hit the ball anyway and even if caught or bowled will not be declared out. There are no ‘power plays’ which are associated with 50 overs match. Another unique feature of this game is the ‘strategic time-out’ which happens two times in one innings and each lasts for 2 ½ minutes. The dress code and the ball used are different from the test matches.

World class players are seen in all the teams and the new and young players of the Indian team get to see and learn from these legends. Mumbai Indians this time has Sachin Tendulkar from India and Ricky Ponting from Australia playing in the same team and such an exposure is a life time experience for young players. Other legends who have played this form of game are Shane Warne, Glenn Mcgrath and Jacques Kallis, the list goes on. For the Indian players it is seen as unparalleled opportunities as more and more players from the non metro cities are making it big. They become famous instantly and they get to see first class cricket very close.

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Controversy’s Favorite Child – Sanjay Dutt!

Controversy’s Favorite Child – Sanjay Dutt!

Controversy’s Favorite Child – Sanjay Dutt!Sanjay Dutt hails from a blue blooded family with Nargis and Sunil Dutt as his parents. All along his career he has been scrutinized for many minute flaws despite hits films like Rocky, Naam, Main Awara Hoon and Vidhaata. He was dragged down by a spiral of drugs and alcohol, his health and films suffered, he was depressed and went into deeper drugs. After joining an American rehabilitation centre he left drug addiction and was sent back to India by his father, where he restarted a successful career. Sanjay Dutt had remarked in an interview with Simi Garewal that it is difficult to remember any phase in his life void of any problems. He is on a threshold of being imprisoned for a term of 3 ½ years according to the sentence passed on March 21, 2013 for illegally possessing AK 56 weapon under the Arms Act. He has been linked to the masterminds of the Bombay serial blasts which took place on a Black Friday for the country.He got married to Richa Sharma in 1987 and the wedlock brought to him his daughter, Trishala. Richa Sharma died of brain tumour and he battled for Trishala’s custody with his in-laws and lost the same. Trishala now lives in US with Richa Sharma’s family. In 1998 he married Rhea Pillai, a model and officially divorced her in 2008 soon after which he married Manyatta at a private ceremony amidst controversies such as rumours which claimed that she was already pregnant with Sanjay’s child. She was also linked to the underworld. In 2010 she gave birth to twins. Many of Bollywood’s big wigs have expressed sadness at the fate of Sanjay Dutt and hoped that he is shown mercy. Sanjay Dutt’s image has been marred with controversies and now 3 ½ years of jail lie ahead of him. Filing a review petition is an option that lies in front of him. Shah Rukh Khan Promises A Spectacular Ceremony For The Pepsi IPL 2013 Opening! Shah Rukh Khan the megastar of Bollywood has promised an opening ceremony like none other on Tuesday in Kolkata for the Indian Premier League at the Salt Lake Stadium. He stated that for India, this would be an experience that would be truly unprecedented. This ceremony would be one which the country has not seen in the past, Shah Rukh Khan says in an interview. He said that he would be performing to some of his songs, besides which his co-stars, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif would also be there. The audience would be thrilled to see the international rapper, Pitbull. The stadium including of a stage in mammoth size has been lavishly decorated for the opening ceremony. The audiences are guaranteed to be entertained with mass dancers, air tumbler, cheerleaders, stilt walkers, flying drummers, rhythm acrobats and gymnasts coming together.

 

Filmmaker Sajid Khan, All Set To Work With Megastar Amitabh Bachchan!Sajid Khan, the 41 year old has already remixed the megastar, Amitabh Bachchan’s hit song named ‘Apni To Jaise Taise’; for the film Housefull and is not all set to work with for the next project that is still to be titled but will start in July. Sajid Khan is Amitabh Bachchan’s ardent fan. The upcoming film is also going to feature Riteish Deshmukh, his good friend and also Saif Ali Khan in pivotal roles. Sajid Khan expects that this out and out comedy film will be a big success at the box office.

 

 

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