KIRTI AZAD

  • Kirti Azad attacks BCCI on IPL controversy involving N Srinivasan November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad attacked the BCCI over the ongoing controversy involving N Srinivasan and questioned the "silence" of the IPL Governing Council in the matter. He said the issue was just the "tip of the iceberg" and alleged that many people in the governing body...
  • India's performance in England is shameful: Kirti Azad August 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Former cricketer Kirti Azad on Saturday said he was ashamed of the Indian cricket team's disastrous performance in the current Test series against England. "I have earned a lot of accolades playing for the country. But now the way this Indian cricket team is playing I feel ashamed," said Azad...
  • Over 60 per cent polling in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar April 30, 2014

    Patna: Voters came out in large numbers in the seven Lok Sabha seats of Bihar where polling is taking place today. Over 60 per cent voters exercised their franchise. The voting percentage at 5 pm in Madhubani was 51, Jhanjharpur 52, Madhepura 57, Darbhanga 53, Samastipur(SC) 52, Begusarai 57 and...
  • BJP releases 3rd list, Sushma from Vidisha, Ahluwalia in Darjeeling March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In its third list for Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday night named 75 candidates for West Bengal, Bihar, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, Jharkhand and Maharashtra. Seniors leaders like Sushma Swaraj from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh, SS Ahluwalia from West Bengal's Darjeeling and Kirti...
  • MPLAD fund: Sachin loses match to Azhar, Azad and Sidhu February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket legend and nominated member of the Rajya Sabha Sachin Tendulkar has hit the headlines for not spending even a single paisa from his MPLAD fund. Rs 10 crore is still lying in his account, waiting for his nod to spend the money on various minor development works...
  • Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, US may end 9year boycott of Modi February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The US government is likely to end its 9year long boycott of Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. US ambassador to India Nancy Powell has sought a meeting with Modi after officially boycotting him for years. The meeting scheduled on Thursday will be...
  • Kirti Azad decodes proxy cult January 3, 2014

    The former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad, who has been an active voice against corruption in the DDCA, tried to explain how proxy voting worked. ...
  • When cricket was played for a noble cause December 14, 2013

    A cricket match was played between media persons and parliamentarians for the cause of child welfare. ...
  • News briefs: PMC makes trade licence must for shops in Patna August 5, 2013

    Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) is gearing up to put in place a system that will make licences compulsory for shops and other commercial establishments. All shops, streetvendors and even chicken and meat sellers would soon need to compulsorily get trade licences from the civic body. Shopkeepers will need Rs 2,000...
  • Lalit Modi, Kirti Azad slam BCCI over IPL spotfixing probe July 28, 2013

    Sacked IPL commisiioner Lalit Modi and Kirti Azad hit out at the IPL governing body, BCCI, for clearing the name of Rajasthan Royals' coowner Raj Kundra and N Srinivasan's soninlaw Gurunath Meiyappan in the spot fixing scandal. While Modi called the BCCI a lame duck, Azad claimed that the cricketing...
  • Amartya Sen is a genius, he should concentrate on his work: BJP July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A Congress versus BJP war of words has erupted on over nobel laureate Amartya Sen's remarks on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Sen said that Narendra Modi is unacceptable as the Prime Minister. The BJP has said Sen should...
  • Kirti Azad alleges harassment by Heathrow authorities July 6, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP MP Kirti Azad on Saturday alleged he was harassed by authorities at London's Heathrow Airport. He alleged the airport authorities stopped him because of his last name "Azad". The authorities allegedly accused him of carrying a "suspicious" liquid, which Azad claimed was just water. He was allowed to...
  • BJP will ask Advani what led to his resignation: Kirti Azad June 10, 2013

    Former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad said the party will speak to LK Advani and ask him what led to his resignation. Advani on Monday resigned from all party posts just a day after party President Rajnath Singh made Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the chief of Central Election...
  • Former cricketers slam Dhoni for Rhiti row June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has come under sharp attack from some former cricketers for his alleged conflict of interest for having stakes in the sports management company which handles him and three of his Indian teammates. Dhoni found himself in a controversy when it came to light that...
  • Has cricket board reached an eyewash compromise instead of cleanup? June 2, 2013

    CNNIBN and its experts discuss the outcomes from a BCCI meeting in Chennai on Sunday. The most important development was the Indian board's appointment of Jagmohan Dalmiya as interim president. ...
  • Shukla's resignation is a late reaction: Kirti Azad June 1, 2013

    Former India cricketers react to IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla's resignation in the wake of the spotfixing scandal. ...
  • BCCI not taking on Srinivasan because of vested interest: Azad May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: In a veiled attack on BCCI vice president Arun Jaitley, cricketerturnedpolitician Kirti Azad Tuesday said people in the board are not going after president N Srinivasan because "somebody wants to be the next president" of the highprofile sports body. "They (BCCI) do not want to take on Srinivasan because...
  • Board members parry questions as ouster demands continue May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: As demands for N Srinivasan's resignation as BCCI President continued, three important members of the cricket board on Monday parried questions on the issue even as the beleaguered chief complained that the media was hounding him. BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad made an oblique criticism of IPL...
  • IPL spotfixing: I feel everybody knew about it, says Kirti Azad May 25, 2013

    Former cricketer Kirti Azad said through betting and match fixing, people are indirectly supporting terrorism. ...
  • BJP MP Kirti Azad attacks Arun Jaitley over IPL spotfixing scandal May 23, 2013

    BJP MP Kirti Azad has targeted the party's senior leader Arun Jaitley over the IPL spotfixing scandal. Questioning the BCCI disciplinary committee headed by Jaitley, Azad said, "Hand over the spotfixing probe to the NIA. What is the disciplinary committee doing?" ...
  • We need to target UPA instead of fighting with each other: Kirti Azad April 15, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit out at its biggest ally Janata Dal United saying it should refrain from targeting its allies and instead focus on removing the "corrupt" United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had, in a veiled threat to the BJP, made it clear...
  • BJP leaders fight like cats and dogs: Aiyar January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party hit a new low on Saturday as two leaders from the parties traded barbs, referring to each other as 'dogs' and 'pets'. When asked about the Congress being worried over a possible faceoff between Rahul Gandhi and...
  • Miandad should be interrogated on Dawood's whereabouts: Kirti Azad January 4, 2013

    As the government and Opposition parties spar over the Home Ministry's decision to grant visa to former Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad, who has family ties with Dawood Ibrahim, Kirti Azad has suggested that he be interrogated in India. ...
  • Let cricket be a game, not a ball for politicians: SC November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Cricket should be kept free from politics and the game should not become a ball for politicians, the Supreme Court observed on Monday. "Let cricket be a game and not a ball for politicians," observed a bench comprising Justice RM Lodha and Justice AR Dave. The remarks were made...
  • Kirti Azad lashes out at DDCA president October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer and member of parliament Kirti Azad on Tuesday accused Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president Arun Jaitley of "not doing anything to stop the rise of proxy membership". For the second day running, the officers from Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) department came at the...
  • FDI in retail allowed at behest of corporates: BJP September 17, 2012

    Darbhanga: BJP MP Kirti Azad on Sunday alleged that the UPA government has allowed 51 per cent FDI in multibrand retail at the behest of corporates and said it "will ruin" the small traders. "The UPA government was being run by the Congress party in collusion with...
  • Is resuming cricket ties with Pak a right decision? July 16, 2012

    CNNIBN's panel of experts discuss India's move to invite Pakistan for a limited overs series later this year. ...
  • Police should have probed spotfixing case: Azad June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India cricketer Kirti Azad on Wednesday questioned the BCCI's logic behind setting up an inquiry commission to probe the spotfixing scandal that had rocked IPL 5, saying police should have investigated the matter. Azad said the BCCI has no authority to conduct a criminal investigation on its...
  • DRS: The IPL needs accountability May 25, 2012

    Hello and welcome once again to DRS, my personal space where I talk about the world of cricket and my thoughts on the world of cricket. I thought we would focus this week on what's been a burning issue for some: whether the IPL should be banned or not. Over the...
  • DDCA demands lifetime ban on Kirti Azad May 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Thursday demanded a lifetime ban on Kirti Azad for attempting to tarnish the image of DDCA and its president Arun Jaitley. Moreover, the association accused him of indulging in dirty politics in the "garb of criticising" the IPL. ...