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Mid-Day Premium Fair play, ‘unequal’ pay

The resounding success of another WPL edition is not merely measured in wins and losses but in the strides it has taken towards gender equality. After another season has drawn to a close, there appear enough reasons to celebrate the multifaceted dimensions of this non-discrimination within the league, unravelling its triumphs, challenges, and the e

25 March,2024 06:22 PM IST | Mumbai | Srijanee Majumdar
Smriti Mandhana. Pic/PTI

Mandhana, Ghosh picked in The Hundred draft

Women’s Premier League-winning captain Smriti Mandhana and wicketkeeper batter Richa Ghosh were the only Indian players who found takers during The Hundred Draft here. Also Read: Manhas, Chopra in race for BCCI selector post Mandhana, who led the Royal Challengers Bengaluru to a WPL title last Sunday, was drafted in by Southern Brave Women&

22 March,2024 07:25 AM IST | London | PTI
Aside from his engaging headlining performance, Walker joined Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Smriti Mandhana on stage to unveil the team’s brand-new jersey.

Norwegian DJ Alan Walker meets Virat Kohli At RCB Unbox

Ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, critically acclaimed Norwegian DJ and music producer Alan Walker made his live debut at an Indian cricket league with #RCBUnbox at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. The 26-year-old global star delivered an eclectic performance that lasted over 30 minutes and entertained a full house

21 March,2024 04:35 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Shreyanka Patil (Pic: AFP)

'Moment of my life': RCB ace Shreyanka describes meeting idol Virat Kohli

She was the cynosure of all eyes on Sunday having played a massive role in RCB's WPL 2024 triumph but Tuesday night gave 'Purple Cap' winner Shreyanka Patil a chance to enjoy a rare 'Fan Girl' moment with none other than Virat Kohli. The 21-year-old off-spinner, who had been a revelation in both eliminator and final with her match-winning performa

20 March,2024 06:15 PM IST | Bengaluru | mid-day online correspondent
RCB batter Ellyse Perry (right) and skipper Smriti Mandhana celebrate their maiden WPL final win over DC in New Delhi on Sunday. Pic/PTI

WPL 2024: "Staying calm and peaking at right time helped side win title", Perry

Staying calm and composed in the most high-pressure moments and peaking at the right time helped Royal Challengers Bangalore win their maiden title at the Women’s Premier League (WPL), said star Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry. RCB beat Delhi Capitals by eight wickets in the summit clash to claim the title on Sunday. Perry, 33, emerged a

20 March,2024 07:20 AM IST | New Delhi | PTI
Smriti Mandhana (Pic: File Pic)

WPL title is one thing, but what Kohli has achieved for India is remarkable

RCB skipper Smriti Mandhana feels it's not right for people to undermine Virat Kohli's achievements for the Bengaluru franchise in the wake of her side's Women's Premier League title triumph here recently. The Mandhana-led RCB defeated Delhi Capitals to lift the WPL trophy in only their second year, while their male counterparts, led by the charis

19 March,2024 05:35 PM IST | New Delhi | PTI
DC head coach Jonathan Batty. Pic/AFP

DC head coach rues falling short after great start

After becoming runners-up in WPL for the second straight time after losing Sunday’s final to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Jonathan Batty admitted that his team fell a few runs short after a blistering start to their innings, resulting in them being bowled out for 113. DC had a blazing start by making

19 March,2024 07:20 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS
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Michael Vaughan believes RCB's men too can win the IPL title this year

Following RCB’s maiden title win in the WPL final, former England captain Michael Vaughan voiced his belief that 2024 could be the year for a double celebration for the franchise. Also Read: WPL 2024 | "I need to keep trusting myself": Mandhana after winning the title Vaughan took to X to congratulate the team and went on to share his inter

19 March,2024 07:15 AM IST | New Delhi | IANS
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Smriti Mandhana receives the Women’s Premier League Trophy from BCCI chief Roger Binny (right) and secretary Jay Shah at New Delhi on Sunday. Pic/PTI

WPL 2024 | "I need to keep trusting myself": Mandhana after winning the title

Smriti Mandhana’s self-belief wavered in pressure situations last year, but this season she was able to conquer the demons in her mind when pushed against the wall, helping Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) land their first major title in franchise cricket. Speaking to media after RCB beat Delhi Capitals (DC) in a low-scoring WPL final, Mand

19 March,2024 07:10 AM IST | New Delhi | PTI
RCB crowned champions (Pic: @rcbtweets/X

Mid-Day Premium Sheroes who dared to dream!

Just what could have been on Royal Challengers Bangalore’s wishlist before the Kotla final? Win a toss on a slow pitch, build an opening partnership of 50+ runs, and remove two in-form batters for a duck. They got all that. Bangalore produced a near-perfect game on Sunday and mauled Delhi Capitals in their own backyard to lift their maiden WP

18 March,2024 08:20 PM IST | Mumbai | Srijanee Majumdar
Virat Kohli seen having a chat with skipper Smriti Mandhana (Pic: @rcbtweets/X)

'Didn't hear anything he was saying': Mandhana on video call chat with Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Smriti Mandhana revealed that she couldn't hear a single thing during her video call conversation with India's stalwart batter Virat Kohli but happiness was visible on his face after RCB's triumph in the WPL 2024. RCB with a clinical performance clinched an eight-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Ar

18 March,2024 04:19 PM IST | New Delhi | mid-day online correspondent
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