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Pant named Emerging Player of IPL 11

Delhi Daredevils wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was named Emerging Player of IPL 11. Sunil Narine also picked up two awards — Super Striker and Valuable Player. Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson (735 runs) got the Orange Cap while Kings XI pacer Andrew Tye (24 wickets) got the Purple Cap.

Chennai Super Kings lift their 3rd IPL title

Chennai Super Kings lifted their third Indian Premier League title after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in Mumbai. Shane Watson’s century helped Chennai to defeat Hyderabad. Shane Watson was declared as Man of the Match.

BCCI recommends Shikhar & Smriti for Arjuna

BCCI recommended Indian cricketers Smriti Mandhana and Shikhar Dhawan for the Arjuna Award.Shikhar Dhawan currently opens the innings for the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Sunrisers Hyderabad.Last year, the BCCI had recommended Cheteshwar Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur for the award given by the Government of India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Vivo signs Aamir Khan as brand ambassador

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo announced the appointment of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador for India. Aamir has been signed for future brand and product communication initiatives of Vivo India. Vivo is also associated with popular sports platforms such as Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pro-Kabaddi League in the country. Vivo entered India in late 2014.

Future Group signed as an associate sponsor

Future Group has been signed as an associate sponsor with Star India for the upcoming Vivo-IPL 2018. Future Group will be an associate sponsor by joining brands like Asian Paints, Dream 11, MakeMyTrip among others taking the tally to 8 brands. Vivo IPL 2018 will be presented in 5 regional languages along with English to a never-before 700 million viewers through multiple screens & languages.

Kerala HC lifts life ban on Sreesanth

Kerala High Court has lifted the ban imposed by BCCI on S Sreesanth for his involvement in spot fixing scandal in IPL. He was banned in 2013 for his alleged spot fixing in IPL & was charged alongside 2 of his Rajasthan Royals teammates, Ajit Chandila & Ankeet Chavan. Challenging the ban, Sreesanth had contended at the high court that not lifting the ban violated his constitutional rights.

India wins T20 series against Zimbabwe

India win three-match T20 series against Zimbabwe 2-1. In the third and final match played at Harare, India defeat Zimbabwe by a narrow three-runs margin.

Sunrisers Hyderabad win 9th edition of IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) win ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight runs, at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Kohli becomes the first batsman to 900 runs in a single season of IPL

Virat Kohli becomes the first-ever batsman to score more than 900 runs in a single season of IPL, in the match against Delhi Daredevils.

9th IPL Opening Ceremony

9th IPL Opening Ceremony is held at Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium National Sports Club of India, Mumbai. It is a starry affair with Bollywood celebrities’ and international stars performances.