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Stokes goes from MVP to Royal disappointment in IPL

NEW DELHI: Fourth months after splashing out $1.97 million to secure the services of Ben Stokes, Rajasthan Royals cannot be faulted for regretting the splurge as they struggle to stay afloat in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). Stokes, then with Rising Pune Supergiant, set alight last year’s tournament with his scintillating batting, crafty bowling and electric fielding, making him the obvious choice for the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) honor. England and world cricket’s premier all-rounder’s Midas touch…

New IPL teams unveiled after fixing scandal

MUMBAI: Teams from the western cities of Pune and Rajkot won an auction Tuesday to compete in cricket's Indian Premier League, replacing two franchises that were banned over a corruption scandal.