An official of a team that competed in the playoff last season said the decision to call off the IPL will 'cause a bloodbath.' "A cancellation would cost all the stakeholders around Rs 3,000-to-Rs 3,500 crore," the official said.
India on the green pitches in New Zealand looked like a fish out of water. This was India’s third away series defeat against stronger opponents in the last two years. A meek surrender here had been preceded by a 2-1 loss in South Africa and a 4-1 hiding in England.
“This has to be my best; a five-wicket haul in a Ranji Trophy semifinal. When we get the new ball, we go for the kill," said Ishan Porel after Day 2 of the semi-final where he bagged five wickets for 39.