NARI CONTRACTOR

  • Phillip Hughes' death hard to digest: Nari Contractor November 27, 2014

    More than five decades after his near-fatal head injury in the Caribbean, former India captain Nari Contractor could not believe Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes lost his life despite wearing a helmet. The left-handed Contractor was stuck on the skull by a Charlie Griffith bouncer in a practice match against Barbados during...
  • Former Indian Test cricketer Rusi Framroze Surti dead January 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Indian Test cricketer Rusi Framroze Surti died here on Sunday in a local hospital following a brief illness. The Australiabased cricketer, who was on a holiday here, died at the Jaslok hospital where he had been admitted a few days ago following a 'stroke', according to his former...
  • Limited overs cricket has led to results in Tests: Contractor December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Describing limited overs cricket as mere entertainment, former India skipper Nari Contractor on Tuesday said the shorter formats of the game have led to more results in Test matches. "It's (limited overs format) entertainment. As a matter of fact, 50over cricket and T20 cricket is the cause why today...
  • Never instructed curators for tailormade wickets: Contractor December 3, 2012

    Kolkata: Nari Contractor, who led India to its first cricket Test series win against England over halfacentury ago, disapproved skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's continued insistence on a rank turner from Day 1 of the home matches recently. The 78yearold, whose international career was abruptly cut short by an onfield skull...
  • CAB to felicitate Contractor, Dexter at Eden November 30, 2012

    Kolkata: Nari Contractor and Ted Dexter, the oldest surviving former skippers of Indian and English cricket teams, would be taken around the Eden Gardens in golf carts on December 5 the opening day of the third Test between the two sides, the organisers said on Friday. The duo had...
  • VVS Laxman retires: who said what August 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Former and current cricketers expressed surprise but were full of praise for VVS Laxman after the middleorder batsman decided to retire from international cricket. Former cricketer Bapu Nadkarni said that, "I thought he would play the series against New Zealand." Why the suspense? He could have done it earlier. Anyway,...