Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicIPL

Topic: IPL

Amazon’s plans for India bigger than cricket, focus is on expanding beyond big cities

Amazon's decision to pull the plug on the IPL auction was based on the idea that the company's money would be better spent on Amazon’s e-commerce business.

Loss of IPL streaming rights could cost Disney+ around 20 million subscribers

Cricket has been a big driver of customer acquisition for Disney+, so the company may now struggle to reach its goal of 260 million global subscribers by 2024.

CBI searches seven locations across states in connection with IPL ‘match-fixing’ in 2019

CBI had earlier registered two FIRs to probe the syndicates that were involved in organising betting and allegedly influenced the outcome of matches based on inputs from Pakistan.

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.

New ad trends emerge after initial fall in IPL viewers, brands eye 2023-27 media rights

Ad & media planning experts say popular teams' lack of success and audience fatigue could be factors behind dip in viewership. But landscape is changing due to other reasons too.

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.

Hotstar’s Kaun Pravin Tambe is the kind of sports film we need. Almost a sequel to Iqbal

Devoid of the hype, press screenings and celebrity cast that other similar mainstream films boast, Shreyas Talpade's Kaun Pravin Tambe is a delight.

Jeff Bezos poised to clash with Mukesh Ambani over IPL telecast rights

For the first time, the rights to broadcast IPL matches on television and to stream them online will be sold separately, opening the door to Amazon and its Prime video service.

India’s women cricket needs push from sponsors and audience alike. Visibility is a two-way street

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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