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  • Playing in Pakistan an 'unacceptable risk': International Cricketers' Association 20 hours 31 minutes ago

    The international cricketers' association says there is still an "unacceptable risk" for foreign teams touring Pakistan and advises that Zimbabwe's visit this month not go ahead. Zimbabwe has agreed to become the first full ICC member nation to play in Pakistan since a deadly gun attack targeted a visiting team in...
  • IPL 8: MCA yet to get note from BCCI on fixing approach to RR player 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association has not received any letter from the BCCI over the reported inappropriate approach made to a Mumbai-based player playing for Rajasthan Royals by another Ranji Trophy team-mate, who is not part of the ongoing IPL. In the absence of any such communication from the Indian cricket board,...
  • Sourav Ganguly gives away his BCCI pension to Ankit Keshri's family April 25, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to give away his BCCI pension for this year to the deceased Under-19 Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri's family. Ganguly has also decided to use the pension, which he will be getting in future years from the Board, to fund the treatment of injured...
  • Disappointing to see a young life end so soon: Sourav Ganguly April 21, 2015

    A day after the untimely death of former under-19 Bengal skipper Ankit Keshri, ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said it was "disappointing" to see a young life end so soon. "It's disappointing, it's sad to see a young boy's life come to an end at the young age of 20....
  • After Ankit Keshri's tragic death, another Bengal cricketer suffers serious head injury while fielding April 21, 2015

    Just a day after the tragic death of Bengal's former under-19 cricket captain Ankit Keshri, another player from the region named Rahul Ghosh has suffered a serious head injury while fielding in a Division 2 Cricket Association of Bengal match on Tuesday. Playing for the Kolkata Police team against Bijoy Sports...
  • MCA pays dues to tainted cricketer Ankeet Chavan April 17, 2015

    Ankeet Chavan, one of the three Rajasthan Royals players, who was charged with spot-fixing during the 2013 IPL and banned for life by the BCCI, was paid his Ranji Trophy dues worth Rs 32 lakh recently by the Mumbai Cricket Association. MCA vice president Ravi Savant told PTI that they had...
  • Ajay Shirke in no mood to return to BCCI April 16, 2015

    Ajay Shirke, the Maharashtra Cricket Association president, is known to keep away from the limelight and take bold decisions. So it wasn't surprising that the then treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India tendered his resignation in the wake of the infamous IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal...
  • Aditya Verma requests BCCI to grant membership to CAB April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday to grant the state body membership of the national governing panel. In a letter addressed to newly-appointed BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, Verma requested that the impasse engulfing cricket administration...
  • Phillip Hughes bat to be raised atop Everest April 13, 2015

    Kathmandu: Nepal's record-breaking climber Chhurim Sherpa will carry the bat and two playing shirts of deceased Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes to the top of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. The 25-year-old Australian died on November 27, 2014, following injuries from a bouncer which hit the back of his...
  • Spinner from naxal-hit area makes it big in BCCI tournament April 7, 2015

    Jamshedpur: He hails from naxal-affected and basic sport infrastructure-lacked Torpa in Khunti district, but right-arm off-spinner Vinayak Vikram proved his talent in his debut under-19 BCCI-sponsored domestic cricket tournament. Vinayak, who comes from a humble farmer's family, impressed the selectors bagging 24 wickets in five matches in the Under-19 tournament this...
  • Bizarre decision sees USACA T20 Trophy change hands after 40 minutes April 7, 2015

    Cricket is known as the gentleman's game but incidents like these suggest controversies are increasingly becoming an integral part of the game. Any championship would be boring without a few controversies to spice up the action and it looks like even in the United States of America, where the game is...
  • Cricket Association of Bihar hopeful of getting affiliation from BCCI April 3, 2015

    Patna: Exuding confidence that the BCCI will favourably consider proposal to grant affiliation to the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), its Secretary Aditya Verma today said it is only a matter of time that cricketers of Bihar get to take part in Ranji Trophy and other tournaments. "We have taken up...
  • RCA vs BCCI: Rajasthan HC orders sealing of RCA office March 12, 2015

    Asking the Chairman of Sports Council for an explanation, the Rajasthan High Court has ordered the sealing of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) office after Lalit Modi was on March 9 removed from the post of RCA president through a no-confidence motion. The HC on Thursday directed the Chairman of Sports Council...
  • Lalit Modi removed from Rajasthan Cricket Association March 9, 2015

    Former IPL commissioner Modi was removed from the post of RCA president as the members of the association passed a no-confidence motion against him and his office-bearers at the EGM. ...
  • Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi removed from Rajasthan Cricket Association March 9, 2015

    In what appears to be a major shift in the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), Lalit Modi was on Monday removed from the post of RCA president as the members of the association passed a no-confidence motion against him and his office-bearers at the special Extraordinary General Meeting. Amin Pathan is all...
  • RCA factions to test their strengths on Monday March 8, 2015

    Jaipur: Rival factions of Rajasthan Cricket Association will test their strengths when the no confidence motion against top four office bearers, including former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, is put to vote during the Extraordinary General Meeting here on Monday. Mehmood Abdi, the Deputy President of RCA and president of Sri Ganganagar...
  • MCA issue notices to Yadav, Khan for alleged misconduct March 7, 2015

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has sent show cause notices to batsmen Suryakumar Yadav and Sarfaraz Khan for their alleged misconduct. "The Managing Committee decided to issue the show cause notice to these two players and sought their explanation. Surya had a run-in with a Mumbai fast bowler, while Sarfaraz...
  • Court allows suspended Sneh Bansal to continue as DDCA president March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: In an interim relief to Sneh Bansal who was suspended from the post of DDCA president by his rivals, a Delhi court has ordered that he will again function as the President of the cricket body till its further orders. Additional District Judge Manish Yaduvanshi said "status quo" should...
  • World Cup: Should India rest key players? Pick your India XI vs West Indies March 3, 2015

    With three wins in the bag and a place in the quarter-finals assured, should India captain MS Dhoni test the bench strength to keep every member of the squad ready for tougher battles ahead? Pick your XI for the match against West Indies on Friday. But remember, you can submit...
  • West Zone units are free to move to court: Shivlal Yadav March 2, 2015

    Chennai: Some West Zone units might have been contemplating moving to court to challenge the BCCI elections but Shivlal Yadav, who chaired Monday's AGM, was unfazed as he said people are free to knock the doors of the judiciary. Baroda Cricket Association representative Rakesh Parikh was disqualified from voting as two...
  • Abdi claims Srinivasan faces contempt of court March 2, 2015

    Chennai: Suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) deputy president Mehmood Abdi has alleged that N Srinivasan committed contempt of court by participating in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCI at a city hotel here on Monday. Abdi, the permanent representative of RCA in BCCI, claimed that despite being asked to...
  • ICC World Cup: Mohammed Shami turning out to be India's man Friday February 27, 2015

    Perth: In his first interaction with the media as an Indian Test player, one of his first acts was to clarify his name - 'They call me Mohammed Shami Ahmed, sometimes Shami Ahmed, but my name actually is Mohammed Shami', the young man had said, haltingly, in November 2013. Today,...
  • CAB moves SC, seeks contempt proceedings against Srinivasan February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking contempt proceedings against N Srinivasan and other BCCI officials for holding a meeting of its working committee to decide on holding Annual General Meeting in March in alleged violation of the apex court directions. The CAB's petition,...
  • High Court relief for Rajasthan Cricket Association office-bearers February 11, 2015

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday granted relief to the office-bearers of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) by quashing the no-confidence motion by which a faction of the RCA had removed president Lalit Modi and a couple of other office bearers. Announcing the decision and questioning the legalities of the...
  • BCCI plans legal recourse against Aditya Verma February 8, 2015

    Chennai: The BCCI working committee members were unanimous in their opinion that a legal recourse must be planned against unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma for "spreading baseless rumours" against president-in-exile N Srinivasan and Co. "One of the working committee members today raised concerns about constant unsubstantiated claims made...
  • Hyderabad Cricket Association set to rope in Wasim Akram as bowling consultant February 8, 2015

    Hyderabad: Seeking to strengthen its bowling department, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) is set to rope in former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram as a consultant coach. The HCA has held preliminary talks with Akram on the proposal and he has agreed "in principle" to take up the assignment, according to HCA...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Verma claims Shivlal, Shukla have conflict of interest February 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Citing conflict of interest, Cricket Association of Bihar Secretary Aditya Verma on Thursday claimed that as per last month's Supreme Court order neither interim BCCI chief Shivlal Yadav nor vice-president Rajiv Shukla is eligible to contest for the post of Board president at its elections. "As per the Supreme Court...
  • 19-year-old finds place in Kerala Ranji team February 4, 2015

    Kochi: Nineteen year-old Salman Nisar from Kannur will be part of the Kerala Ranji team for the upcoming match against Assam from February 6 to February 9 at Thalassery. With this selection, Salman has become the first player from the Kerala cricket academy to represent the state in Ranji trophy. Salman's prolific...
  • No DDCA's EC meetings till January 27, says Court January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A court here on Friday directed the executive committee (EC) of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) not to convene any meeting till January 27 when it would hear a plaint filed by its suspended President Sneh Bansal. The court's direction came while hearing the plaint of Bansal, who...
  • SC stays proceedings against Himachal cricket body January 6, 2015

    The Supreme Court has stayed criminal proceedings against the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) and BJP parliamentarian Anurag Thakur for alleged wrongdoings in the cricket body's management. A division bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice P.C. Pant, while staying the case pending in a trial court in the hill state,...