Put into perspective, IPL is about how much it contributes to Indian cricket. This edition offered positives.
An active sportsperson working as a sports minister in Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet would have been a novelty in Indian politics.
The MS Dhoni-led young Indian brigade will take on Zimbabwe in three ODIs and as many T20Is in Harare.
Faiz Fazal believes that he came into prominence for his match-winning 127 against Mumbai in the Irani Cup.
For selecting Faiz Fazal and Shardul Thakur, the selection committee should be lauded for looking beyond the IPL.
Kolkata spin a web around Hyderabad batsmen, sneak into the playoffs with a 22-run victory at Eden.
Virat Kohli's T20 scores in 2016 - 90*, 59*, 50, 7, 49, 56*, 41*, 23, 55*, 24, 82*, 89*, 75, 79, 33, 80, 100*, 14, 52, 108*, 20, 7, 109, 75* and 113. 1,490 runs at 99.33.
With persistent rain, the match was called off after a wait of around 15 minutes with Pune ahead of the par score of 57 by 19 runs.
Chris Gayle roars to form with a brisk 49 before Virat Kohli (75*) and AB de Villiers' (59*) 115-run stand powers RCB to nine-wicket win over KKR.
In an astounding display of stroke-making, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli hit tons as RCB trounce Gujarat by 144 runs.
Pune collectively have failed to perform and are all but out of contention to make the playoffs with six points from 11 matches.
BCCI president Shashank Manohar resigns in bid to become ICC’s chairman even as Board braces for SC directed reforms.
Shashank Manohar’s decision to step down from the BCCI hot seat has a lot to do with the ICC constitutional change.
Dinesh Karthik’s half-century takes Gujarat Lions to top of the table after Kolkata never fully recover from Praveen Kumar’s burst.
It is learnt that Dharamsala, Jaipur, Raipur, Indore, Kanpur and Vizag have been shortlisted as alternate venues for group league fixtures.
At his favourite venue, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma fires 54-ball 82* to guide the defending champs chase down 188.
Mumbai Indians lost their first game to Rising Pune SuperGiants while KKR humbled Delhi Daredevils.
Another flop show with the bat does Delhi Daredevils in, while KKR produce a clinical effort in their opening encounter.
BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla refused to comment on Harsha Bhogle’s sudden ouster.
With Rahul Dravid roped in as mentor and Paddy Upton as head coach, DD made a strong shift towards Rajasthan Royals model.
Theirs is a repetitive narrative of heartbreaks — undone by a cocktail of brain freeze, nervousness and occasional refereeing blunders.
It was England's game to lose. But Ben Stokes blew it away. Four length balls in a row and all of them disappeared into the crowd.
Hayley Matthews and Stafanie Taylor fashion West Indies to their first World T20 triumph, Australia dethroned.
After disappointment at 50-over World Cup last year, England have turn things around to reach World T20 final in 2016.
For India, it has been a one-man show with the bat. Rohit Sharma has scored 45 runs, Shikhar Dhawan 43, Suresh Raina 41 and Yuvraj Singh 51. Much below Kohli's 184.
New Zealand's fourth successive victory was halted for 11 minutes when one of the light towers went off at Eden Gardens.
Bangladesh played their first Test in November 2000. Sixteen years down the line, Bangladesh haven’t yet reached the semi-finals of any ICC event.
Eden Gardens’ playing arena underwent an overhaul under Sujan Mukherjee. And the India, Pakistan fixture had everyone perplexed.
Virat Kohli's unbeaten 55 helps India recover from 23/3 to overhaul Pakistan’s total of 118 in rain hit match.
The Virat Kohli-Mohammad Amir exchange during the two team's practice session was touching.
Unpredictability of the format and the teams’ contrasting form in World T20 means there are no favourites for India-Pakistan contest.
Afghanistan ride on captain Asghar Stanikzai’s 62 off 47 but in the end are pipped by Tillakaratne Dilshan’s unbeaten 83.
Lasith Malinga last bowled against UAE and made an impact with his 4/26 which was instrumental in their only win in the Asia Cup T20.
Ahead of the India match, Shahid Afridi makes 19-ball 49, takes two wickets as Pakistan thrash Bangladesh by 55 runs.
Pakistan's participation was in doubt till last minute, but now that they are here, Afridi & Co. hope to bury past when they face Bangladesh.
India start the ICC World T20 as clear favourites but they have to deal with the likes of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Pakistan.
Talbot Mundy, a writer in the 1930s, captured the spirit of India in his works.