INDIAN CRICKET

  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 4 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Germanwings co-pilot wilfully crashed jetliner, says French prosecutor 4 days ago

    Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. ...
  • Dhoni's World Cup-winning bat on display March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Days before India play Australia in a World Cup semi-final at Sydney, the iconic bat of Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni with which he hit the winning six in the 2011 World Cup final has been put on display at Bengali Market here. The bat entered the Guinness World...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test jersey fetches Rs 6 lakh March 22, 2015

    Jodhpur: A special jersey which batting great Sachin Tendulkar donned for his farewell 200th Test has fetched a whopping Rs 6 lakhs during a gala auction hosted by Christie's at the imposing Umaid Bhawan Palace here. Shiv Raj Singh, son of the host of the second edition of the Jodhpur One...
  • New field restriction rules affected Yuvraj's bowling: MS Dhoni March 16, 2015

    Melbourne: Yuvraj Singh's 15 wickets in the 2011 World Cup was one of the major factors which contributed to Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifting the coveted trophy but the Indian captain says last edition's 'Player of The Tournament' is no longer as effective as he used to be in the current...
  • Regret not getting captaincy for longer duration: Sachin Tendulkar March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: His is a career studded with milestones and records, but retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday revealed that not getting a long stint as India's cricket captain was a disappointment he found tough to overcome given the number of challenges he endured. Tendulkar's two tenures as captain of...
  • MCA issue notices to Yadav, Khan for alleged misconduct March 7, 2015

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has sent show cause notices to batsmen Suryakumar Yadav and Sarfaraz Khan for their alleged misconduct. "The Managing Committee decided to issue the show cause notice to these two players and sought their explanation. Surya had a run-in with a Mumbai fast bowler, while Sarfaraz...
  • Anurag Thakur's priorities: Repair BCCI's image, play more Tests March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Cleaning up the battered image of the BCCI, taking international cricket to new venues around the country and ensuring that India play more Tests top the priority list of newly-elected Board Secretary Anurag Thakur. Thakur, who has been a cricket administrator for 15 years besides being a BJP MP,...
  • Restoring BCCI's image my first priority, says Jagmohan Dalmiya March 4, 2015

    Kolkata: Asserting that restoring the BCCI's image was his first priority, newly elected Indian cricket board president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Wednesday called for properly conducting the Indian Premier League (IPL). "My first priority is to ensure that the image of the BCCI is restored. Also, we would have to make certain...
  • Court allows suspended Sneh Bansal to continue as DDCA president March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: In an interim relief to Sneh Bansal who was suspended from the post of DDCA president by his rivals, a Delhi court has ordered that he will again function as the President of the cricket body till its further orders. Additional District Judge Manish Yaduvanshi said "status quo" should...
  • BCCI elections: Srinivasan stumps Pawar with Dalmiya March 1, 2015

    It's turning out to be a battle royale between BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan and Indian cricket's strongman Sharad Pawar, who desperately wants to regain control of the country's cricket board. The stage is set for a Srinivasan vs Pawar battle at the BCCI's Annual General Meeting despite both men not in...
  • Srinivasan not to contest but suspense over BCCI presidential polls continues February 28, 2015

    Chennai: With just two days to go for the Cricket Board's much-awaited Annual General Meeting, both N Srinivasan and his rival faction are keeping their cards close to the chest as the suspense mounts on who will be the next President of the cash-rich body. With Srinivasan not contesting the much-postponed...
  • Srinivasan should've refrained from being BCCI chief: SC February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Monday that exiled BCCI president N Srinivasan should have refrained from functioning as the cricket board chief after the apex court had declared that he was in a conflict of interest situation. Referring to its January 2 verdict holding that Srinivasan, being head of...
  • Emulate Indian cricket team's discipline: Lok Sabha Speaker to lawmakers February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of a possibly stormy Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said lawmakers should emulate the Indian cricket team's discipline which has kept India on the top in the World Cup. "The lawmakers should follow the young boys of the Indian cricket team who in today's...
  • Duncan Fletcher in charge, media manager rubbishes rift rumours February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: The Indian team management, on Wednesday, sought to deny a media report about chief coach Duncan Fletcher being ignored meetings and also not being kept in the loop about team strategy. With Indian team taking a day-off and players being left on their own to relax, there were reports of...
  • BCCI plans legal recourse against Aditya Verma February 8, 2015

    Chennai: The BCCI working committee members were unanimous in their opinion that a legal recourse must be planned against unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma for "spreading baseless rumours" against president-in-exile N Srinivasan and Co. "One of the working committee members today raised concerns about constant unsubstantiated claims made...
  • Former opener Aakash Chopra retires from first-class cricket February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India opener Aakash Chopra on Friday formally announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket after a career spanning over 15 years in which he also played 10 Test matches for the country during the 2003-04 season. In his 10-Test career, Chopra scored 437 runs at a...
  • When MS Dhoni rebelled against his physical education teacher February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for relying on his gut feeling and developed a knack for it early as a school boy he once literally rebelled against his physical education teacher so that he could open the innings in the final of a tournament only to smash an...
  • Dilip Vengsarkar critical of Mumbai cricket's condition February 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Former India skipper and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar expressed concerns about the declining standard of cricket in Mumbai, considered as the nursery of the country's players, and said that advanced coaching is the need of the hour. "What is required in Mumbai is advanced coaching. IPL has started the mushroom...
  • Don't mind Virat Kohli blowing flying kisses, says Kapil Dev February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev feels that he is fine with Virat Kohli's antics as long as he is performing on the field. "If Virat Kohli scores a century and then blows a flying kiss towards his girlfriend, I have no problems. Rather I have problem if a player...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya wants Arun Jaitley's nod, Shivlal Yadav in spotlight January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The BCCI top brass is waiting for the return of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a former Board Vice President, to decide on the future course of action in the wake of the Supreme Court order barring sidelined President N Srinivasan from contesting elections. A day after the Supreme...
  • I shall return: Sreesanth January 16, 2015

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: Former India fast bowler S Sreesanth, who is currently facing trial for spot fixing in a Delhi court, is certain that he will return to full-fledged cricket. The temperamental speedster was arrested on charges of alleged spot fixing while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 Indian Premier League...
  • Service Tax dept demands Rs 536 crore, BCCI takes legal route January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The BCCI is locked in a legal battle with the Service Tax department, which has demanded an amount of Rs 536 crore (approx) as taxes on cricket board's earnings from royalty and media rights in the last one decade. The ST department has served the richest cricket body in...
  • Indians lack nuanced skills of Test cricket January 15, 2015

    A debate is raging whether India's young skipper Virat Kohli should have shared the Man-of-the-Series award Down Under with his Australian counterpart Steven Smith at the end of the four-match Test series. Another point being discussed is why India keep failing overseas even after the batsmen give them 400-plus scores in...
  • BCCI begins hunt for new Team India coach: reports January 10, 2015

    Duncan Fletcher's contract with the BCCI will come to an end with the World Cup and if reports are to be believed, the Indian board has already started hunt for the Zimbabwean's replacement. The Times of India has reported that Fletcher wanted to leave early due to his wife's illness but...
  • Suspended DDCA president withdraws plea from court January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Suspended president of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) Sneh Bansal on Monday withdrew his complaint filed in a Delhi court against some of its executive members for allegedly illegally stripping of his powers. Bansal, who is currently a BCCI vice-president, sought court's permission to withdraw the plea citing...
  • Bansal's faction move court as Chauhan group suspends him as DDCA president January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The all-powerful executive committee of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) decided to suspend its president Sneh Bansal on "allegations of misappropriation and siphoning off funds". Stripped off his powers, Bansal, who is currently a BCCI vice-president has decided to move court. Bansal has moved court terming that it...
  • Sachin Tendulkar wants to light up villages in 2nd innings December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking for "satisfaction" after retirement, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar says he plans to light up lives in villages where electricity remains a distant dream even to this day. The former batsman, who is a Rajya Sabha MP as well, said he is aiming to ensure that villages get...
  • I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar December 27, 2014

    Melbourne: Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, on Saturday, regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part. In the 1981 series that had been dogged by some...
  • N Srinivasan to Rohit Sharma - the different hues of Indian cricket in 2014 December 24, 2014

    Very rarely the world will come across a sport as complicated as cricket in regards to its longevity and rules of the game which gives rise to too many heated arguments and debates as in a country like India where everybody is an expert of the game which is followed...