Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicIndian Premier League

Topic: Indian Premier League

Mukesh Ambani’s consumer empire gets a cricket spin after bagging IPL digital rights

Beating Amazon, Disney and Sony to the Indian Premier League was only half the battle. Now the world’s seventh-richest man needs to work out how to make money from it.

Mukesh Ambani’s Viacom18 beats media giants to win IPL streaming rights in bidding war

From Walt Disney to Sony, Viacom18 — a joint venture between Paramount Global & Ambani’s RIL — outbid all to bag the streaming rights, while Disney acquired the TV broadcast rights.

Amazon plans to exit $7.7 Billion race for IPL streaming rights

Amazon’s surprise pullout leaves the field open for Ambani’s Reliance, Disney & Sony Group, who’re betting the game will help them dominate an Indian consumer market increasingly going online.

What if the best performers of IPL 2022 formed a team? Here’s who would make the squad

As the group stages come to a close, ThePrint picks out the best playing XI of the current season so far, while also highlighting emerging players and comeback stars.

How UP boy Mohsin Khan overcame a bad shoulder injury to become this IPL’s rising star

Sambhal boy Mohsin Khan is a left-arm pacer with Lucknow Super Giants. During his lowest ebb, he soldiered on with a little help from his family, coach, and Indian seamer Mohammed Shami. 

‘Slow mind for studies, god-gift for cricket’ — Rinku Singh’s journey from sweeping floors to KKR

Rinku has arrived on IPL stage this season, 5 years after he was first purchased at auction. He has a batting average of 43 and strike rate of 134.38 despite KKR’s struggles.

Fruit-seller to father of sensation: Snapshots of how life has changed for Umran Malik’s family

Umran Malik has been one of the stars of this edition of the IPL, bowling the fastest delivery and earning rave reviews. His family lives in Jammu's Gujjar Nagar.

Umran Malik through his family’s eyes: Toddler who loved ball now gunning for Shoaib’s record

SunRisers Hyderabad pacer’s father Abdul Rashid runs a fruit & vegetable stall in Jammu. He says he’ll continue to do so, because he doesn’t want IPL success to go to son’s head.

From Zoozoos to Byju’s, Swiggy, Cred — how IPL ads tell us who’s watching cricket in India

The high-entertainment IPL draws millions of viewers, making it perfect marketing space. But now, more than traditional brands, e-commerce businesses dominate the space.

Delhi Capitals’ Tim Seifert tests positive for Covid, game against Punjab Kings uncertain

BCCI was forced to shift the game to Mumbai Tuesday following a Covid outbreak in the Delhi camp. The New Zealander tested positive after routine testing Wednesday morning.

On Camera

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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