Thursday, May 7, 2009

indian premier league and airindia

15 Air India players in IPL

New Delhi (PTI): Air India may not own a team in the Indian Premier League but 15 of its employees, including national skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, are competing for different teams in the high-profile Twenty20 tournament underway in South Africa.

While Dhoni is leading the Chennai Super Kings in the event, another star Air India employee Yuvraj Singh is at the helm in Kings XI Punjab.

Rajasthan Royals and and Delhi Daredevils have three Air India players each in their fold. While Naman Ojha, Siddharth Trivedi, and Paul Valthaty are in Rajasthan, Pankaj Singh, Tejashwi Yadav, and Rajat Bhatia are in Delhi's fold.

The Adam Gilchrist-led Deccan Chargers also have a couple of Air India players -- VVS Laxman and RP Singh.

Irfan Pathan is the other Air India player in Kings XI Punjab apart from Yuvraj, an Air India spokesman said.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have Robin Uthappa, while Suresh Raina is in Chennai.

courtesy the hindu

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