INDIAN CRICKET

  • N Srinivasan to Rohit Sharma - the different hues of Indian cricket in 2014 Yesterday

    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...
  • Indian dies while playing cricket in Qatar December 14, 2014

    A 32-year-old Indian died of heart attack while playing cricket on his wedding anniversary. Pramod Therayil, a native of Veliyankode in Malappuram district, Kerala, was working as an electrician in a contracting firm in Madinat Khalifa North at Qatar's capital, one of his friends said. While playing the sport Friday morning, Therayil...
  • India players can't use BCCI logo in domestic matches December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a fresh diktat for players representing various teams in domestic competitions, the BCCI has instructed match referees to ensure that none of the India players - current or discarded - sport the Board logo either on their gear as that will be considered a violation of the...
  • Ganguly was an emotional captain, Dhoni is not: VVS Laxman November 23, 2014

    Indian Test legend VVS Laxman said former India captain and teammate Sourav Ganguly was a good leader who identified match-winners. Laxman, who was known for his elegant and skillful wrist-play, heaped praise on Ganguly's captaincy at the 'Hindustan Times Leadership Summit' in New Delhi on Saturday. "A good leader identifies match-winners...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya extends support to N Srinivasan ahead of BCCI elections November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In what would come as a shot in the arm for N Srinivasan, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Jagmohan Dalmiya has extended East Zone's support to the embattled BCCI President, who is seeking a third term as the Board chief, by signing the nomination papers for the December...
  • Honoured to get C K Nayudu award, says Dilip Vengsarkar November 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar said he was "honoured" to be chosen as the recipient of this year's Col. C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by the BCCI. "I feel honoured that I have been chosen for the C K Nayudu award which I guess, is the highest award...
  • Looking to make a comeback, World Cup hopes alive: Yuvraj Singh November 15, 2014

    Out-of-favour batsman Yuvraj Singh vows to make a quick comeback to the Indian team and said he is very much looking forward to play in the 2015 World Cup. Yuvraj, who last played for India in a T20 international in April 2014, said: "I am playing domestic cricket and hope to...
  • Full Text: VVS Laxman delivers the MAK Pataudi Lecture November 12, 2014

    Addressing the Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi memorial lecture organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens, former India middle-order batsman VVS Laxman voiced his opinions on the core issues that affect Indian and Test cricket. Read the full transcript here: Good evening ladies and...
  • Survival of Test cricket essential for game's future: VVS Laxman November 12, 2014

    With the threat of Twenty20 cricket eating into the share of the five-day formats, former India middle order batsman VVS Laxman on Wednesday said it's high time that they bring in new innovation like introduction of day/night matches to sustain the legacy of Test cricket. Worried about the future of Test...
  • India deserve No. 1 ODI ranking, says Sourav Ganguly November 11, 2014

    With three back-to-back series wins, India deserved to be the number one side in the ICC ODI rankings, said former captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday. "They have been playing well in the last three series. They beat England in England, won against the West Indies and now here too they have clinched...
  • Sharad Pawar to attend BCCI AGM after four years November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: In a significant move, Mumbai Cricket Association's president Sharad Pawar has decided to attend the Cricket Board's Annual General Meeting, scheduled to be held in Chennai on November 20, after a gap of four years. "Mr Pawar's name was proposed by the committee members at yesterday's managing committee meeting and...
  • Greg Chappell said I won't play for India under him: Zaheer Khan November 4, 2014

    India's premier speedster Zaheer Khan on Tuesday revealed that Greg Chappell had told him back in 2005 that the fast bowler "would never play for India" till the time he would remain at the helm and termed the period under the Australian as the "darkest phase of Indian cricket". "After he...
  • Sachin Tendulkar slams Chappell, calls him a ringmaster in his autobiography November 3, 2014

    Tendulkar and Greg Chappell didn't share a very cordial relationship and the master blaster has singled out the Australian for some harsh criticism. ...
  • Dravid said he knew it all but could not control Greg: Sourav Ganguly November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly on Monday disclosed that Rahul Dravid was aware of what Greg Chappell was up to during his stint as India coach but he "could not control" the Australian. Ganguly's comments came after excerpts from Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography revealed that Chappell had made a "shocking" suggestion to Tendulkar...
  • Comparisons with Rahul Dravid egg me on: KL Rahul October 31, 2014

    Known for his sound technique and calm demeanour on the crease reminiscent of the legendary Rahul Dravid, KL Rahul is making all the right moves for an India call-up but doesn't allow that affect his focus on scoring runs, which he displayed with a century on Thursday in the Duleep...
  • I may never play for India again: Yuvraj Singh October 29, 2014

    Yuvraj Singh has admitted he might have played his last match for India. Declared 'Man of the Series' in 2011 World Cup, it has been tough for Yuvraj to return to his best following a life-threatening battle with lung cancer, and he has been more out than in the national...
  • I can play as a batsman while Wriddhiman is a pure keeper: Naman Ojha October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Naman Ojha is certainly back in the national selection committee's radar after four centuries in his last five first-class innings, including two double hundreds but he rules out any competition with Wriddhiman Saha for the second wicketkeeper's slot in the Indian team. "I don't think I am competing with...
  • Dhoni doing a good job but my favourite captain is Ganguly: Yuvraj Singh October 25, 2014

    Out of form and striving for a comeback to India's ODI set-up, Yuvraj Singh says he 'flourished' the most under Sourav Ganguly who is also his favourite among the captain's he played under. Talking to The Indian Express at the Idea Exchange event, Yuvraj touched subjects on and off the field,...
  • Rajasthan under-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton October 21, 2014

    Greater Noida: A Rajasthan under-19 player named Aditya Garwal hit 18 sixes and 22 fours en route to a record brilliant unbeaten 263 off 151 balls against Railways in a Vinoo Mankad Trophy central zone one-day match here on Tuesday. Rajasthan scored 413 for 3 in 50 overs in the match...
  • Lalit Modi faction in Rajasthan Cricket Association moves High Court October 15, 2014

    Jaipur: With mudslinging on the rise in the Rajasthan Cricket Association, the Lalit Modi faction has moved High Court against BJP minorities cell leader Amin Pathan and few others, who allegedly removed the former IPL commissioner in a coup following a no-confidence motion. Mehmood Abdi, the Deputy President of RCA, and...
  • Miffed Lalit Modi faction to move court October 13, 2014

    Jaipur: Miffed with the going-ons in Rajasthan Cricket Association, 'ousted' RCA chief Lalit Modi's faction has now decided to move court against the new 'working president' Amin Pathan. The drama surrounding RCA took a new turn on Sunday after 'suspended secretary' of the Modi faction, Sumendra Tiwary, filed a police complaint...
  • India must learn to perform better overseas: Anurag Thakur October 9, 2014

    BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur has said that the powerful cricket body needs to work on a lot of issues for the overall health of the sport, with the the national team's "disappointing" performance in Tests abroad topping the priority list. India have lost 11 of their last 15 overseas Tests,...
  • Rajasthan XI allowed to feature in BCCI's domestic tournaments October 1, 2014

    A big relief came for Rajasthan players as the High Court of the state allowed them to play in domestic competitions held by BCCI this year. According to the order, the Rajasthan High Court asked the BCCI to appoint selection committees to pick teams for the domestic tournaments of 2014-15...
  • Affiliated units to get lesser share of BCCI revenues September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: There is some bad news for the affiliated units of the BCCI as they will be getting a significantly lesser share of the pie due to cut in sponsorship and media rights money, according to the finance committee report that was tabled in Chennai on Friday. A notable incident...
  • Cricket Association of Bihar moves Bombay High Court for review of BCCI rules September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The Cricket Association of Bihar has filed a PIL in Bombay High Court seeking appointment of an independent Governance Review Committee to review the rules and regulations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleged that in recent times Cricket Board (BCCI) has...
  • Reports of Fletcher, Shastri to be tabled at working committee September 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The reports of head coach Duncan Fletcher and Ravi Shastri, who took over as the Indian team's director for the second part of the tour to England comprising limited over matches, are to be tabled before the Cricket Board's working committee for its members' perusal. A senior BCCI functionary told...
  • Rajasthan Cricket Association vs BCCI case hearing on September 11 September 8, 2014

    Jaipur: The impasse between the Rajasthan Cricket Association and BCCI is likely to continue for a little longer as the District Judge in Jaipur has set September 11 as the next date of hearing. The BCCI had warned RCA of dire consequences if they allow Lalit Modi, who is facing a...
  • BCCI calls Working Committee meet on September 26 to end AGM impasse September 7, 2014

    Chennai: The Indian cricket board's ousted president N Srinivasan attended an informal meeting of the board on Sunday and got support for his reelection for a third term in office. Srinivasan, who has been removed as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India by the Supreme Court,...
  • N Srinivasan loyalists meet on Sunday to discuss AGM issue September 6, 2014

    Chennai: The BCCI bigwigs will gather here on Sunday for an "informal meeting" to discuss the impasse related to the Board's Annual General Meeting (AGM). The discussion will largely focus be on the fate of AGM which is scheduled to be held within September 30 but majority of members want it...
  • TWTW: Who is the only boss of Indian Cricket team? August 31, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on the Indian cricket team. While BCCI appointed former captain Ravi Shastri as Director of Cricket for the ODI series, skipper MS Dhoni came out openly in support of coach Duncan Fletcher. ...