Sunil Gavaskar

  • SC relieves Sunil Gavaskar as interim BCCI chief July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday relieved legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as the interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in charge of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 and said that he was free to take up any assignment. The apex court bench headed by...
  • Anderson-Jadeja incident not good for the game: Gavaskar July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaksar feels some "action is due" in the controversy regarding James Anderson allegedly pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge, terming the incident as "not good for the game". "I feel some action is due as prevention is better than cure. I think that the...
  • Gavaskar was as good as Tendulkar, Bradman: Nadkarni July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The modern generation of cricket followers might feel Sachin Tendulkar is the last word in batting, but for people of the previous generation or even older, Sunil Gavaskar was as good a batsman, according to former Test all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni. "While it is Tendulkar now, then it was Gavaskar. In...
  • Sunil Gavaskar buys stake in Singapore IPTL franchise June 19, 2014

    London: A self-confessed tennis fan, former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar has bought stake in the Singapore franchise of veteran Mahesh Bhupathi's ambitious brainchild - the International Premier Tennis League. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, Gavaskar was unveiled as one of the co-owners of the franchise ahead of...
  • IPL 7 Review: All's well that ends well as cricket restores faith June 2, 2014

    Unlike the previous editions of the Indian Premier League, which were marred by various controversies and scandals, this year the focus was shifted back to cricket. The seventh installment of the league was played out in two countries - the UAE and India - due to the 2014 general elections,...
  • IPL 7: Bringing change is a challenge, says Sunil Gavaskar May 30, 2014

    As his tenure will come to an end after the conclusion of the IPL final on June 1, BCCI-IPL president Sunil Gavaskar feels effective implementation of ideas is a big challenge for any former player who wants to don the administrator's hat. "The biggest challenge for him (player-turned-official) is to...
  • Bookies approached two players in this IPL, says Gavaskar May 22, 2014

    The interim president of BCCI-IPL admitted that two cricketers were approached by the bookies and the matter has been reported to the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit officials. ...
  • Two players approached by bookies in this IPL: Sunil Gavaskar May 22, 2014

    Kolkata: The interim president of BCCI-IPL Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday admitted that two cricketers were approached by the bookies and the matter has been reported to the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit officials (ACSU). Asked if players have been approached during this year's IPL, Gavaskar replied, "There...
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear N Srinivasan's plea May 22, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear the plea filed by ousted BCCI president N Srinivasan, in which he had requested the apex court to reinstate him as the BCCI chief for all non-IPL matters. Srinivasan's plea was filed on the grounds that the SC has presently appointed two...
  • Aditya Verma alleges Srinivasan held secret meeting with IPL GC May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma asked BCCI's interim President Sunil Gavaskar to clarify whether N Srinivasan attended an IPL Governing Council despite a Supreme Court order restraining him from participating in any Board activity. Citing the Supreme Court order, which forced Srinivasan to step aside...
  • Gavaskar says club cricket is best form of cricket May 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Describing club cricket as the best form of cricket, legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said it teaches players the way to carry weaker member of a team. "Club cricket is the best form of cricket. It teaches one to be friends with your rivals even as you compete hard...
  • IPL Governing Council lauds success of UAE leg May 3, 2014

    Ranchi: The Indian Premier League's Governing Council on Saturday lauded the event's success in the UAE, claiming that the first leg of the tournament fetched "unprecedented success" in terms of fan turnout, television viewership and ticket collections. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the numbers that matter...
  • Watch: Gavaskar's incredibly funny mimicry of Javed Miandad on the show Comedy Nights with Kapil April 29, 2014

    Last week we saw the funny side of Sunil Gavaskar when the cricketer made an appearance on the popular comedy show Comedy Nights with Kapil along with cricketer Virender Sehwag. Gavaskar shared quite a few anecdotes from his cricketing days that sent the audience into peals of laughter. He accurately...
  • What controversy! IPL 7 is a 'sellout' in the UAE April 29, 2014

    Just two games are left in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Season 7, and the league's legally appointed caretaker says it's been a 'sellout' and an unprecedented success. Speaking to reporters in Dubai, Sunil Gavaskar, the acting BCCI president responsible to look after the IPL affair, said...
  • Shivlal Yadav to chair BCCI meet April 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Test off spinner Shivlal Yadav, the Supreme Court-appointed interim president of BCCI for non-IPL related matters, is to chair the Emergent Working Committee meeting of the Board here on Sunday. "I will be chairing the meeting," Yadav told PTI on Friday when queried on the issue. The BCCI website indicated...
  • Should the Supreme Court expand Sunil Gavaskar's role? April 12, 2014

    In a historic judgment, albeit an interim one, the Supreme Court appointed ace former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar to take over the conduct of IPL7 and appointed senior-most of BCCI vice - presidents Shivlal Yadav to take over its functioning from president N Srinivasan. It also allowed Chennai Super Kings (CSK)...
  • HDFC boss Deepak Parekh appointed special advisor to Gavaskar April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The interim president of BCCI-IPL Sunil Gavaskar on Friday appointed Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) chairman Deepak Parekh as his special advisor for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League. Parekh will be a special invitee during the IPL governing council meeting as his vast expertise in financial...
  • SC to hear BCCI plea seeking Dhoni, Srinivasan audio tape on April 16 April 11, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Friday said that it will hear the petition filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India to get a copy of audio recording of statements made by MS Dhoni and Board president and CSK owner N Srinivasan on April 16. Dhoni and Srinivasan along with...
  • Focus shifts to Sunil Gavaskar's IPL 7 April 9, 2014

    After a major shake-up in the administration of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and resultantly in that of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the money-minting league's seventh season is set to commence under the foster care of Indian cricket's most heard voice - Sunil Gavaskar. In...
  • Sunil Gavaskar evaluating Sundar Raman's role in IPL scandal April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Interim president of BCCI-IPL Sunil Gavaskar said he was evaluating the request of Bihar Cricket Association (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma, who wants IPL COO Sundar Raman removed from his post for alleged involvement in corrupt practices. "I am seized of the matter and evaluating all the information that I...
  • Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma steps up pressure for removal of IPL COO April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma on Monday stepped up pressure on BCCI's interim president for Indian Premier League Sunil Gavaskar to remove Sundar Raman from the post of IPL COO. "I had earlier invited your kind attention to the fact that Mr. Sundar Raman's continuation as...
  • Drama in the fabric of the Indian Premier League April 5, 2014

    The most powerful sports official in the most cricket-mad country on earth was on the verge of taking global control of the game. Now a corruption scandal could scupper those plans. Narayanaswami Srinivasan rules the Indian board that generates enough money to keep the game afloat, so it seemed a logical...
  • Gavaskar, Shivlal to visit BCCI headquarters on Friday April 3, 2014

    Mumbai Former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Shivlal Yadav will be visiting the BCCI headquarters here on Friday, the first time after being appointed as interim Presidents for IPL-related and non-IPL-related functions, respectively. Gavaskar has already held meetings with the IPL Chairman Ranjib Biswal and the management staff in Dubai and also...
  • Sunil Gavaskar wants feedback on IPL COO from team owners April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Interim BCCI chief for IPL, Sunil Gavaskar has reached out to the team owners to take their feedback on whether to continue with the services of Sundar Raman, the Chief Operating Officer of the T20 league. While the Supreme Court ordered removal of all India Cements employees, except the...
  • IPL franchises promise support to Gavaskar March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: IPL franchises on Monday pledged support to Sunil Gavaskar for a successful hosting of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, starting April 16 in the UAE. Gavaskar, who is the interim head of the BCCI for conducting the league, met the teams and briefed them on the...
  • BCCI members demand SGM for discussing developments March 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Some BCCI members have demanded the convening of a Special General Meeting of the Board to take stock of the situation in the wake of Supreme Court's order replacing N Srinivasan by interim President Sunil Gavaskar to look after IPL 7 affairs. "Yes. It's not a requisition meeting, but some...
  • Cricket Association of Bihar writes to Gavaskar against IPL CEO March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma on Saturday wrote to BCCI's interim president Sunil Gavaskar, voicing their opposition to continuation of Sundar Raman as IPL CEO. "I have to bring to your notice that Mr. Sundar Raman's continuation as CEO of IPL is deeply prejudicial to the interest...
  • Sunil Gavaskar confident of conducting a successful IPL 2014 March 30, 2014

    Sunil Gavaskar, the working president of the BCCI for looking into the affairs of the Indian Premier League (IPL), is confident of conducting a successful IPL 2014. Gavaskar issued a statement after meeting IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal in Dubai on Saturday. "I had a meeting with Mr. Ranjib Biswal - Chairman, IPL,...
  • Ex Pak cricketers welcome Gavaskar's appointment as BCCI chief March 29, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and coach, Waqar Younis has welcomed the appointment of batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as the BCCI interim chairman for IPL affairs and said this appeared to be the first step towards cricketers playing a more prominent role in administration. "It is good news because I have always...