Cricket Association

  • Sourav Ganguly elected as CAB joint secretary Yesterday

    Kolkata: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday began a new innings as a cricket administrator - with his unanimous election to the joint secretary's post at the Cricket Association of Bengal's 83rd annual general meeting here. Ganguly's advent in a new avatar was welcomed by cricket administrators and the playing...
  • Gopal Sharma ousted from UPCA committee July 21, 2014

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association(UPCA) has undergone major alterations in the selection panel as former India off-spinner Gopal Sharma and Ranji stalwart Shashikant Khandekar were shown the door in the Dehradun meet on Sunday. In the meeting chaired by UPCA secretary Rajeev Shukla, many senior and junior officials were deposed as...
  • Mohammad Kaif to lead Andhra in upcoming Ranji Trophy season July 21, 2014

    Ending his 16-year association with Uttar Pradesh, veteran Mohammed Kaif will lead Andhra in the upcoming Ranji season after striking a two-year deal with Andhra Cricket Association (ACA). The Allahabad-born player has accumulated 9277 runs, taken 143 catches and picked up 20 wickets in his first-class career. "It's the end of the...
  • Denial of entry to judge into TN club raised in Lok Sabha July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The denial of entry to a High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club was raised in the Lok Sabha on Friday by a Congress member who wanted central intervention to ensure that "such ridiculous colonial practices" are done away with. Mullappally Ramachandran, MP from Kerala, said it...
  • Sourav Ganguly all set to be elected as CAB's next joint secretary July 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly's much-awaited entry into cricket administration will happen on July 27 when he will be elected Cricket Association of Bengal joint secretary in its 83rd Annual General Meeting (AGM). Ganguly will succeed Sujan Mukherjee whose four-year-term is getting over this month while the rest of the...
  • 'Dhoti' storm in Chennai: Should there be a dress code in clubs? July 16, 2014

    Days after the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association barred a sitting Madras High Court judge and two senior advocates from entering the club wearing dhotis, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has issued a strong warning to the club. Calling it sartorial despotism, Jayalalithaa said that the government intends to pass a law...
  • Politicians welcome Jayalalithaa's statement on dhoti code July 16, 2014

    The Tamil Nadu government took note of the row over a Madras High Court Judge and two advocates being refused entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has said that she will not hesitate to cancel licences of the clubs who indulge in...
  • Dhoti code: Jaya warns clubs, says will cancel licences if such acts continue July 16, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has stepped in after the row over a Madras High Court Judge and two advocates being refused entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has said that she will not hesitate to cancel licences of the clubs who...
  • Is dress code in clubs a colonial hangover? July 15, 2014

    The recent incident of not allowing a Madras High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club in Chennai has triggered a controversy. It has led to a nationwide debate on the relevance of dress code which is being strictly followed by most of the clubs in India. ...
  • Dhoti-clad judge denied entry in club, issue raised in TN Assembly July 14, 2014

    Chennai: A new controversy is brewing in Tamil Nadu over dress codes after a Madras High Court judge and an advocate were denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis, instead of trousers. The political parties took up the issue in the state Assembly on Monday. Senior...
  • No dhoti, pyjama, slippers; elite clubs keep British legacy alive, people express outrage July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, DMK chief M Karunanidhi and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav can't enter most of the clubs across India. The reason is what they wear is not an appropriate dress for the most of the elite clubs in the country. Fortunately, these...
  • Madras HC judge denied entry into TNCA Club for wearing dhoti, DMK objects July 14, 2014

    Chennai: After a Madras High Court judge was denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing a dhoti, DMK chief Karunanidhi has spoken out condemning the incident. He said, "Wearing dhotis is Tamil culture and a ban on dhotis is condemnable. If there's a compulsion that a...
  • TN: Congress decries denial of entry to dhoti-wearing judge at club July 13, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Sunday said it was "regrettable" that a High Court Judge was denied entry into a club for wearing dhoti, the state's traditional attire. "It is not important who went there wearing dhoti, but a rule barring the entry into a club (for...
  • KSCA honours Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka June 29, 2014

    Bangalore: The R Vinay Kumar-led Karnataka team, who won the Ranji Trophy, were felicitated by the state cricket association for their unprecedented achievement of winning three titles in a single year. Also felicitated by Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) were six other state squads which had won Ranji Trophy, beginning from...
  • Bihar cricket body's bid to block N Srinivasan from ICC rejected June 16, 2014

    A last ditch effort to stall N Srinivasan from becoming the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) was frustrated as the Supreme Court on Monday declined to hold an early hearing of a plea by the Cricket Association of Bihar. An apex court bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice...
  • SC denies urgent hearing on plea restraining Srinivasan from contesting for ICC chief post June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a plea by Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) to stop the former BCCI president N Srinivasan from contesting for the ICC chief post. An apex court bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh described as "unfair" that the...
  • Aditya Verma writes to Prime Ministers of three nations on Srinivasan June 3, 2014

    Stepping up his tirade against BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan, Cricket Association of Bihar Secretary Aditya Verma on Monday shot off missives to the Prime Ministers of India, England and Australia to intervene in the matter through the parent body ICC. Verma also appealed to BCCI and its affiliated units not to...
  • Afghanistan, Nepal waiting for BCCI's response May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: It has been atleast six months since the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) had requested BCCI to use the training facilities in India but the Indian board is yet to table the proposals in any of its meetings. Afghanistan and Nepal have come up...
  • Ex-Andhra player Satya Prasad appointed Team India manager for Bangladesh tour May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Andhra Pradesh Ranji Trophy player and member of the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) Satya Prasad Yachendra was on Friday appointed as the manager of the Indian team touring Bangladesh in mid-June. ACA president Subba Rao, honorary general secretary Ganga Raju and memebers of the state association congratulated Satya...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi resigns as president of Gujarat Cricket Association May 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resigned from the post of the President of Gujarat Cricket association president, GCA officials said on Friday. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his resignation letter to us yesterday, which said that he is quitting the post of GCA president," GCA secretary Rajesh Patel told PTI. Prime...
  • No one in ICC has the courage to stand up against N Srinivasan: FICA chief May 30, 2014

    The COO of Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) Ian Smith reckons that no one in the ICC has the "courage to stand upto" BCCI president N Srinivasan and ECB chairman Giles Clarke as they cast a "very large shadow" over world cricket. In a very significant letter written to unrecognised...
  • RCA suspension misconceived, without jurisdiction: Abdi May 28, 2014

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has cried foul against its suspension by the BCCI and termed it as "without jurisdiction, due authority and wholly misconceived". Mehmood Abdi, the permanent RCA representative to BCCI has submitted a detailed reply to BCCI and has claimed that RCA was not at fault by...
  • Aditya Verma writes against N Srinivasan to ICC's legal head May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Aditya Verma , the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary and face of the anti N Srinivasan faction, has written a letter to ICC's head of legal affairs Iain Higgins alleging the violation of parent body's 'Code of Ethics' by the Tamil Nadu strongman. In his letter to Higgins,...
  • Aditya Verma to file contempt petition against BCCI, Srinivasan May 21, 2014

    The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma on Wednesday said he would file a contempt petition before the Supreme Court against BCCI, N Srinivasan and other important functionaries of the board for allegedly violating an earlier order of the top court. "Being a petitioner of this case, now I...
  • It's critical to have independent anti-corruption unit: FICA May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) chief Paul Marsh on Friday said it is important to have an independent integrity unit in place to oversee cricket because corruption is not limited to the actions of players on the field. In the wake of the development that ICC's ACSU will...
  • IPL Scandal: Fully satisfied with the SC order, says Aditya Verma May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma on Friday expressed his satisfaction at the Supreme Court order which states that Retd Justice Mukul Mudgal-led three-member committee would continue with the IPL probe related to betting and spot-fixing. "I am fully satisfied with the order passed by the Honourable Supreme...
  • MCA in a fix over Shah Rukh Khan's entry to Wankhede Stadium May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) finds itself in a catch-22 situation as it may have to allow Kolkata Knight Riders' co-owner Shah Rukh Khan at Wankhede stadium if it wants to host the IPL final on June 1. One of the conditions put forth by Indian Premier League Chairman Ranjib...
  • Ranjib Biswal replies to MCA's protest, puts in a few riders May 13, 2014

    The impasse over the shift IPL venue took a new turn after league's chairman Ranjib Biswal put the ball back in Mumbai Cricket Association's court by attaching a few riders in order to get the summit clash back from M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Biswal on Tuesday replied to protest letter...
  • IPL Governing Council defers decision on MCA letter May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The IPL Governing Council deferred its decision over the protest letter it has received from the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) against the shifting of the cash-rich league's final from Wankhede to M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. "No decision was taken today," interim BCCI-IPL president Sunil Gavaskar told the waiting reporters...
  • Verma shoots letter to ICC's ethics officer against Srinivasan May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma on Monday shot off another letter to the ICC, drawing its attention to "violation of ethics by the apex body and N Srinivasan", who had stepped aside as BCCI president as per the Supreme Court's directive. Verma wrote the letter to...