DOMESTIC CRICKET

  • Comparisons with Rahul Dravid egg me on: KL Rahul October 31, 2014

    Known for his sound technique and calm demeanour on the crease reminiscent of the legendary Rahul Dravid, KL Rahul is making all the right moves for an India call-up but doesn't allow that affect his focus on scoring runs, which he displayed with a century on Thursday in the Duleep...
  • Duleep Trophy: Central Zone set up final against South October 25, 2014

    Mohali: Central Zone proceeded to the Duleep Trophy final with a first innings lead over North Zone as the four-day semi-final ended in a draw at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday. Central will now face South Zone, who defeated East Zone Friday, in the five-day final beginning Oct 29...
  • Karnataka into Ranji Trophy final after Day 5 washout vs Punjab January 22, 2014

    Mohali: Karnataka booked their spot in the summit clash of the Ranji Trophy after the final day of their semifinal match against Punjab was washed out on Wednesday. Karnataka, who entered the final by virtue of first innings lead, will take on Maharashtra at Hyderabad from January 29. The match was called...
  • 8yearold Musheer Khan takes 5 wickets in Kanga League September 23, 2013

    A student of class four in Mumbai's AnjumanIIslam school, eightyearold Musheer Khan is already creating records as a professional cricketer. First, he became the youngest cricketer to play the prestigious Kanga League and on Sunday the youngest to claim five wickets with his leftarm spin. Spinning a web around players...
  • Tamil Nadu set to host Buchi Babu Invitation cricket tourney August 10, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu is all set to host the 20132014 edition of the All India Buchi Babu Invitation Cricket Tournament, which is scheduled to be played from August 15 to 31 in eight different venues in the city. Ten state teams have been invited to compete in the prize money tournament...
  • Irani Trophy tie to take place in February next year July 10, 2013

    Mumbai: The Zal Irani Cup clash between Ranji Trophy champions of the upcoming domestic season and the Rest of India will be held from February 913 next year at a venue, which will be decided later by the Cricket Board. The annual fixture between the domestic champions has been shifted from...
  • Deep Dasgupta in the running for Bengal coach's job July 4, 2013

    Kolkata: The CAB is likely to zero in on either former Bengal captain Deep Dasgupta or current Saurashtra coach Debu Mitra as the possible replacement of outgoing coach W V Raman. With Raman all set to return to his home state Tamil Nadu, the CAB bosses are searching for a worthy...
  • Praveen Kumar eyeing India comeback through domestic season July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Out of the national fold for more than a year, fast bowler Praveen Kumar has set his eyes on the 201314 domestic season to make a comeback to the Indian team. "I am fit. I have fully recovered from my tennis elbow. I am bowling well these days. I...
  • BCCI to chalk out domestic schedule on July 1 June 26, 2013

    Mumbai: The BCCI will chalk out the 201314 season's domestic schedule during its Tour Programme and Fixtures Committee meeting here next month, PTI has reported. The Arun Jaitleyheaded committee had convened on May 26 in Kolkata and finalised the venues for Australia's tour between October 10 and November 2, which...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai: In IPL obsession, domestic cricket has faltered February 5, 2013

    The BCCI must address domestic cricket because the Ranji Trophy is no longer the breeding ground for talent, says IBN18 EditorinChief. ...
  • Tough time for Sehwag at Delhi training session October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: He hasn't been in the best of form of late and Virender Sehwag's body language during his first day with the Delhi Ranji Trophy squad said it all. The 'Nawab of Najafgarh' looked pretty rusty during his first session at the state team's nets where not only seasoned...
  • Shakti Singh: the recordholder turned singer October 15, 2012

    Today he spends most of his time in Mumbai, the city of dreams, pursuing a career as a playback singer in Bollywood but once upon a time Shakti Singh plied a very different trade. The former Delhi and Himachal Pradesh fast bowlingallrounder is one of countless domestic cricketers who faded...
  • Should Sachin Tendulkar play the Irani Trophy? September 10, 2012

    The Indian domestic season is knocking on the doors, and the curtain raiser to the 201213 edition the Irani Trophy is here as the Ranji Trophy champions Rajasthan put on their whites to take on the Rest of India. But will Sachin Tendulkar take this opportunity to plug...
  • Chauhan, Dahia retain their roles with Delhi July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India batsman and DDCA vicepresident Chetan Chauhan will continue to be the chairman of the selection committee, while Vijay Dahia has been retained as coach of the Delhi team for the 201213 domestic season. Besides Chauhan, the committee will comprise of Rakesh Shukla, Nikhil Chopra, Bantu Singh and...
  • BCCI set to ratify domestic cricket suggestions July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The BCCI working committee will meet here Monday to discuss and ratify the technical committee's recommendations for overhauling domestic cricket. The technical committee headed by Sourav Ganguly and the special committee comprising of another former captain Anil Kumble, among others, had recommended some sweeping changes in the domestic cricket...
  • BCCI working committee to meet on July 16 July 11, 2012

    Mumbai: The BCCI Working Committee will meet in Delhi on July 16 to discuss and ratify the recommendations made by the technical committee for an overhaul of domestic cricket. "It's a routine meeting. It would discuss recommendations of the technical committee and the special committee [formed in the previous working committee...
  • Will BCCI recommendations help domestic setup? June 13, 2012

    In February, the technical committee note the flatness of that first word of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met inside the corridors of Indian cricket's headquarters in Mumbai for a session that carried plenty of importance in these times of Twenty20 bonanzas. The agenda...
  • BCCI Technical Committee to meet on Jun 12 June 7, 2012

    Mumbai: The Technical Committee of the Indian Cricket Board, headed by Sourav Ganguly, will meet in Mumbai on June 12 to discuss topics pertaining to domestic cricket, according to BCCI sources. "The meeting has been convened to discuss domestic cricket," the sources told PTI. In the last Working Committee meeting of...
  • Zaheer, Moin not keen on Yousuf return April 30, 2012

    Lahore: Former captains Zaheer Abbas and Moin Khan said the national selectors should stick with young players in the team instead of recalling senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. "The Sri Lanka tour has many matches and it must be used to groom new faces and...
  • Eager Yousuf ready to play domestic cricket April 30, 2012

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf is hungry to play international cricket once again and said that if the selectors want him to appear in domestic cricket, he will follow their criteria for national selection. Yousuf, who has appeared in 90 Tests and 288 oneday internationals, last played in a domestic...
  • Star bags BCCI's domestic telecast rights April 2, 2012

    Chennai: Star India has won the bid for BCCI's domestic telecast rights, which includes both broadcast and digital rights to cricket in India for the period July 2012 to March 2018. According to sources, the Indian cricket board had received four tenders for the broadcast, Internet and mobile rights to...
  • Pak teams should get a chance in CLT20: Malik April 2, 2012

    Rawalpindi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik, who led his hometown Sialkot to their seventh national Twenty20 title on Sunday, is disappointed over his team not being given a chance to represent Pakistan in the Champions League T20. "It is disappointing and sad that Sialkot, who are such a terrific Twenty20 outfit,...
  • Kumble on Kohli, Sachin and domestic cricket March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: India's former captain Anil Kumble reckons Virat Kohli has the "right game" to fit in at the crucial number three slot in the Indian Test team, even though it will be impossible for anyone to step into Rahul Dravid's shoes. "I have followed Virat closely since his India U19...
  • BCCI to discuss domestic cricket future March 12, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) will hold a conclave for the captains and coaches of the Ranji Trophy teams on March 22 at a city hotel here to chalk out the future course for domestic cricket. During the conclave, the views of all the Ranji team captains and coaches as...
  • Proud to be part of a great team: Dravid March 9, 2012

    India's greatest No.3 batsman Rahul Dravid announced his retirement from international and domestic cricket in Bangalore on Friday, bringing an end to a 16year career. ...
  • 'Marsh did not sign bat with Cairns autograph' March 7, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australia cricketer Rod Marsh had once refused to sign a bat which was carrying an autograph by Chris Cairns due to Kiwi player's alleged role in matchfixing, it was said in a UK court. Cairns has filed a libel suit against sacked IPL chairman Lalit Modi for writing on...
  • Can't wait to return to Indian team: Harbhajan March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The sting in a "totally fit" Harbhajan Singh's bowling is on its way back and the outoffavour offspinner, eying a comeback into the Indian cricket team at the earliest, says the wherewithal to play at the highest level is still there. "I can't wait to be there. It's still...
  • Delhi Daredevils 'superfans' to inspire revival February 28, 2012

    Having finished at the bottom in last year's IPL, Delhi Daredevils are hoping their new signings and their 'superfans' can help them do better in season five. ...
  • Delhi Daredevils 'superfans' to inspire revival February 28, 2012

    Having finished at the bottom in last year's IPL, Delhi Daredevils are hoping their new signings and their 'superfans' can help them do better in season five. ...
  • Pujara's focus on domestic ODIs and India berth February 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara will take it step by step to reclaim his lost berth in the Indian squad, focusing on first helping Saurashtra qualify for the oneday Inter Zonals for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. "First thing is the (West Zone) Ranji onedayers that we are playing. We want to qualify for...