BOARD OF CONTROL FOR CRICKET IN INDIA

  • BCCI expresses condolences to Phil Hughes' family 7 hours 0 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday expressed their deepest condolences to the family and friends of late batsman Phillip Hughes who died after being struck on the head by a bouncer. "On behalf of the BCCI, I express my deepest condolences to the family and...
  • BCCI's reputation at its lowest due to autocratic Srinivasan: Shashank Manohar November 14, 2014

    Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar on Friday lashed out at ICC chairman N Srinivasan after the Supreme Court revealed his name as part of the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee's probe report on IPL spot-fixing. During the hearing before the Supreme Court on Thursday, the names of Srinivasan, Sundaraman, Gurunath Meiyappan...
  • BCCI postpones Annual General Meeting again after SC revelation November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket board on Friday postponed by another four weeks its November 20 Annual General Meeting (AGM) when its new chief is to be elected. The decision comes in the wake of the Supreme Court deciding to make public names of four individuals who are under the...
  • Naman Ojha named for only opening Test in Australia: Sanjay Patel November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha has been named in the squad for India's Test tour of Australia for just one match and he will return home after the opening game at Brisbane, BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said on Monday. "What we have announced today was basically not a 19-member squad, it was...
  • Indian cricket should cut all ties with West Indies: Anurag Thakur October 17, 2014

    Dharamsala: Reacting angrily to the West Indies' pull out, BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur on Friday severely criticized WICB's decision to call their players back midway from the tour and said that the Indian board should cut all ties with the Caribbean team. "They (West Indies players) had made their decision...
  • BCCI calls emergency meeting on Oct 21 to discuss WI pullout October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Shocked at the sudden pullout of the West Indies team from the India tour, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) swung into action on Friday by calling an emergency working committee meeting on October 21 in Hyderabad to discuss the issue. "Yes, we have called an...
  • West Indies deny calling off India tour October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The West Indies have not called off the ongoing tour to India despite reports earlier that Sri Lanka had stepped in to take their place, the West Indies Cricket Board said on Friday. "The West Indies Cricket Board advises, that, contrary to media reports, it has taken no decision...
  • Lalit Modi ousted as Rajasthan Cricket Association President October 11, 2014

    Jaipur: Controversial former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi was on Saturday unceremoniously ousted from the president's post of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) with a rebel group led by local BJP leader Amin Pathan taking over the reins. On a day of hectic developments, Pathan was elected as the Acting President by...
  • 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,...
  • BCCI should appoint Virat Kohli as Test captain: Mohammad Azharuddin October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Wednesday said that BCCI should think of appointing young Virat Kohli as the Test captain after India's drubbing in the longest format in the recently concluded series in England. The 51-year-old came down heavily on skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said,"You don't survive as...
  • BCCI working committee set to discuss AGM, Shastri's contract September 25, 2014

    Chennai: The all-powerful working committee meeting of the BCCI will take place on Friday to discuss about deferring the AGM and a longer tenure for Team Director Ravi Shastri, who in all likelihood would be requested to guide India till next year's World Cup. There are two meetings scheduled to be...
  • BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel sacked by Baroda CA, alleges vendetta politics September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel, wasremoved from the secretary's post by his own state association Baroda CA on Wednesday after a city civil court in Vadodara rejected his plea to be reinstated in BCA's managing committee. While BCCI secretary Patel alleged it as a "vendetta politics" from the other...
  • Aditya Verma trying to convince Sharad Pawar for BCCI elections September 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The petitioner in the IPL6 spotfixing case, Aditya Verma, on Friday said he is trying to convince Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Sharad Pawar to contest for the Cricket Board's presidential elections. "I feel this is the right time for Mr. Pawar to take us out of this mess and...
  • Future of India's coach will be decided at Working Committee meeting: Sanjay Patel September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The future of India's bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding consultant Trevor Penny will be decided at the allimportant Working Committee meeting of the BCCI scheduled in Chennai on September 26. While the fate of annual AGM will be one of the primary agendas but the fate of the...
  • Green Park to host only Test matches: Rajeev Shukla September 17, 2014

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) secretary Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said that new stadium will be built in the state to host IPL and limitedover matches while Green Park will be used solely as a Test venue. "To host big tournaments like the IPL, a city should have at least...
  • Manohar blasts Srinivasan, vows to oppose Lalit Modi's reentry into BCCI September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former board president Shashank Manohar on Saturday accused his successor N. Srinivasan of taking advantage of the amendment of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) constitution for seeking a third term in office and vowed to oppose Lalit Modi's reentry. Manohar also ruled out contesting the...
  • BCCI Constitution amended for Arun Jaitley not Srinivasan: Manohar September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former board president Shashank Manohar Saturday ruled out contesting the impending elections against N. Srinivasan and accused his successor of taking advantage of the amendment of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) constitution for seeking a third term in office. Manohar said the board's constitution was...
  • BCCI's enormous power not good for cricket, says Geoffrey Boycott September 7, 2014

    London: Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for Indian Premier League (IPL) to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game. Reacting to Botham's comments about the IPL being...
  • No bitter feelings, says Ajay Sharma after court clears him September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: After a fight of 14 long years, former Delhi captain Ajay Sharma can finally look forward to beginning a new chapter in his life after a District Court cleared him of all charges related to matchfixing which had led the BCCI to impose a life ban on him. "It's...
  • BCCI members to discuss AGM impasse on September 7 September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The current logjam pertaining to the BCCI's Annual General Meeting will come up for discussion when the members of the affiliated units meet at an "informal gathering" in Chennai on Sunday. While BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told PTI that "date for the Working Committee meeting has not been decided...
  • BCCI noncommittal on AGM postponement September 2, 2014

    Chennai: Maintaining a noncommittal stand on the postponement of Annual General Meeting (AGM), BCCI Interim President Shivlal Yadav on Tuesday avoided a question on the subject during the signing of an MoU between the board and the MRF Pace Foundation. "This is not the appropriate forum to discuss BCCI matters," said...
  • BCCI signs fiveyear deal with MRF Pace Foundation September 2, 2014

    Chennai: The MRF Pace Foundation ON Tuesday inked an agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which will send pace bowlers with potential to the academy for training under former Australian great Glenn McGrath. The broad lines of the MOU includes a tieup between the pace foundation...
  • Restructured Duleep Trophy can help India in Test turnaround September 2, 2014

    Of all the formats, most teams would like to be at number one in Tests. No doubt there is pride and prestige attached to it. It is with such high ambition, Steve Waugh brought his all conquering side to India calling the tour the ultimate frontier, looking for a series win...
  • I will oppose if Srinivasan or BCCI tries to delay annual general meeting: Verma August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The face of the anti N Srinivasan camp Aditya Verma on Friday said that he will "oppose" any kind of move from either BCCI or their presidentinexile N Srinivasan to try and delay the Annual General Meeting of the cricket board which is slated to be held by...
  • India should make ICC more democratic: PCB Chief Shahryar Khan August 30, 2014

    Newlyappointed Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan wants cricketing "powerhouse" India to encourage "democracy" in the functioning of the ICC after being forced to let BCCI have the control of the governing body along with England and Australia. PCB was the last of the ICC members to give its consent...
  • Former BCCI president IS Bindra to withdraw from cricket affairs August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Inderjit Singh Bindra, who played a pivotal role in India hosting three World Cups, has decided to withdraw from cricket affairs and as a first step he is likely to hand over the reins of the Punjab Cricket Association to fellowIndian Administrative Service (IAS) officer D.P. Reddy. Bindra, a...
  • IPL probe panel will not meet Indian players in England August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The retired Justice Mukul Mudgalled IPL probe committee on Wednesday made it clear that they will not be travelling to England to interact with members of the Indian cricket team. "The Committee or any of its members also have no intention of travelling outside the country for any interaction...
  • Duncan Fletcher is free to quit, says BCCI official August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With Ravi Shastri being appointed as the Director of the Indian cricket team, the days of current chief coach Duncan Fletcher seems to be numbered as there is a question mark about his presence during the upcoming home series against the West Indies. "Duncan has no powers left whatsoever....
  • BCCI treasurer has 3 offices, including a 5star hotel suite August 16, 2014

    Successive cricket board treasurers have often asked for the beefing up of their office because of the nature of bookkeeping they have to maintain. As a bonanza, the incumbent has not one, two but three offices including a plush fivestar hotel suite! The Board of Control for Cricket in India...
  • Government has no intention to take over BCCI, says Sports Minister August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was responding to a...