INDIAN CRICKET

  • BCCI elections: Srinivasan stumps Pawar with Dalmiya 2 days ago

    It's turning out to be a battle royale between BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan and Indian cricket's strongman Sharad Pawar, who desperately wants to regain control of the country's cricket board. The stage is set for a Srinivasan vs Pawar battle at the BCCI's Annual General Meeting despite both men not in...
  • Srinivasan not to contest but suspense over BCCI presidential polls continues 3 days ago

    Chennai: With just two days to go for the Cricket Board's much-awaited Annual General Meeting, both N Srinivasan and his rival faction are keeping their cards close to the chest as the suspense mounts on who will be the next President of the cash-rich body. With Srinivasan not contesting the much-postponed...
  • Srinivasan should've refrained from being BCCI chief: SC February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Monday that exiled BCCI president N Srinivasan should have refrained from functioning as the cricket board chief after the apex court had declared that he was in a conflict of interest situation. Referring to its January 2 verdict holding that Srinivasan, being head of...
  • Emulate Indian cricket team's discipline: Lok Sabha Speaker to lawmakers February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of a possibly stormy Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said lawmakers should emulate the Indian cricket team's discipline which has kept India on the top in the World Cup. "The lawmakers should follow the young boys of the Indian cricket team who in today's...
  • Duncan Fletcher in charge, media manager rubbishes rift rumours February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: The Indian team management, on Wednesday, sought to deny a media report about chief coach Duncan Fletcher being ignored meetings and also not being kept in the loop about team strategy. With Indian team taking a day-off and players being left on their own to relax, there were reports of...
  • 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...
  • Former opener Aakash Chopra retires from first-class cricket February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India opener Aakash Chopra on Friday formally announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket after a career spanning over 15 years in which he also played 10 Test matches for the country during the 2003-04 season. In his 10-Test career, Chopra scored 437 runs at a...
  • When MS Dhoni rebelled against his physical education teacher February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for relying on his gut feeling and developed a knack for it early as a school boy he once literally rebelled against his physical education teacher so that he could open the innings in the final of a tournament only to smash an...
  • Dilip Vengsarkar critical of Mumbai cricket's condition February 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Former India skipper and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar expressed concerns about the declining standard of cricket in Mumbai, considered as the nursery of the country's players, and said that advanced coaching is the need of the hour. "What is required in Mumbai is advanced coaching. IPL has started the mushroom...
  • Don't mind Virat Kohli blowing flying kisses, says Kapil Dev February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev feels that he is fine with Virat Kohli's antics as long as he is performing on the field. "If Virat Kohli scores a century and then blows a flying kiss towards his girlfriend, I have no problems. Rather I have problem if a player...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya wants Arun Jaitley's nod, Shivlal Yadav in spotlight January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The BCCI top brass is waiting for the return of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a former Board Vice President, to decide on the future course of action in the wake of the Supreme Court order barring sidelined President N Srinivasan from contesting elections. A day after the Supreme...
  • I shall return: Sreesanth January 16, 2015

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: Former India fast bowler S Sreesanth, who is currently facing trial for spot fixing in a Delhi court, is certain that he will return to full-fledged cricket. The temperamental speedster was arrested on charges of alleged spot fixing while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 Indian Premier League...
  • Service Tax dept demands Rs 536 crore, BCCI takes legal route January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The BCCI is locked in a legal battle with the Service Tax department, which has demanded an amount of Rs 536 crore (approx) as taxes on cricket board's earnings from royalty and media rights in the last one decade. The ST department has served the richest cricket body in...
  • Indians lack nuanced skills of Test cricket January 15, 2015

    A debate is raging whether India's young skipper Virat Kohli should have shared the Man-of-the-Series award Down Under with his Australian counterpart Steven Smith at the end of the four-match Test series. Another point being discussed is why India keep failing overseas even after the batsmen give them 400-plus scores in...
  • BCCI begins hunt for new Team India coach: reports January 10, 2015

    Duncan Fletcher's contract with the BCCI will come to an end with the World Cup and if reports are to be believed, the Indian board has already started hunt for the Zimbabwean's replacement. The Times of India has reported that Fletcher wanted to leave early due to his wife's illness but...
  • Suspended DDCA president withdraws plea from court January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Suspended president of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) Sneh Bansal on Monday withdrew his complaint filed in a Delhi court against some of its executive members for allegedly illegally stripping of his powers. Bansal, who is currently a BCCI vice-president, sought court's permission to withdraw the plea citing...
  • Bansal's faction move court as Chauhan group suspends him as DDCA president January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The all-powerful executive committee of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) decided to suspend its president Sneh Bansal on "allegations of misappropriation and siphoning off funds". Stripped off his powers, Bansal, who is currently a BCCI vice-president has decided to move court. Bansal has moved court terming that it...
  • Sachin Tendulkar wants to light up villages in 2nd innings December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking for "satisfaction" after retirement, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar says he plans to light up lives in villages where electricity remains a distant dream even to this day. The former batsman, who is a Rajya Sabha MP as well, said he is aiming to ensure that villages get...
  • I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar December 27, 2014

    Melbourne: Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, on Saturday, regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part. In the 1981 series that had been dogged by some...
  • N Srinivasan to Rohit Sharma - the different hues of Indian cricket in 2014 December 24, 2014

    Very rarely the world will come across a sport as complicated as cricket in regards to its longevity and rules of the game which gives rise to too many heated arguments and debates as in a country like India where everybody is an expert of the game which is followed...
  • Indian dies while playing cricket in Qatar December 14, 2014

    A 32-year-old Indian died of heart attack while playing cricket on his wedding anniversary. Pramod Therayil, a native of Veliyankode in Malappuram district, Kerala, was working as an electrician in a contracting firm in Madinat Khalifa North at Qatar's capital, one of his friends said. While playing the sport Friday morning, Therayil...
  • India players can't use BCCI logo in domestic matches December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a fresh diktat for players representing various teams in domestic competitions, the BCCI has instructed match referees to ensure that none of the India players - current or discarded - sport the Board logo either on their gear as that will be considered a violation of the...
  • Ganguly was an emotional captain, Dhoni is not: VVS Laxman November 23, 2014

    Indian Test legend VVS Laxman said former India captain and teammate Sourav Ganguly was a good leader who identified match-winners. Laxman, who was known for his elegant and skillful wrist-play, heaped praise on Ganguly's captaincy at the 'Hindustan Times Leadership Summit' in New Delhi on Saturday. "A good leader identifies match-winners...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya extends support to N Srinivasan ahead of BCCI elections November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In what would come as a shot in the arm for N Srinivasan, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Jagmohan Dalmiya has extended East Zone's support to the embattled BCCI President, who is seeking a third term as the Board chief, by signing the nomination papers for the December...
  • Honoured to get C K Nayudu award, says Dilip Vengsarkar November 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar said he was "honoured" to be chosen as the recipient of this year's Col. C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by the BCCI. "I feel honoured that I have been chosen for the C K Nayudu award which I guess, is the highest award...
  • Looking to make a comeback, World Cup hopes alive: Yuvraj Singh November 15, 2014

    Out-of-favour batsman Yuvraj Singh vows to make a quick comeback to the Indian team and said he is very much looking forward to play in the 2015 World Cup. Yuvraj, who last played for India in a T20 international in April 2014, said: "I am playing domestic cricket and hope to...
  • Full Text: VVS Laxman delivers the MAK Pataudi Lecture November 12, 2014

    Addressing the Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi memorial lecture organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens, former India middle-order batsman VVS Laxman voiced his opinions on the core issues that affect Indian and Test cricket. Read the full transcript here: Good evening ladies and...
  • Survival of Test cricket essential for game's future: VVS Laxman November 12, 2014

    With the threat of Twenty20 cricket eating into the share of the five-day formats, former India middle order batsman VVS Laxman on Wednesday said it's high time that they bring in new innovation like introduction of day/night matches to sustain the legacy of Test cricket. Worried about the future of Test...
  • India deserve No. 1 ODI ranking, says Sourav Ganguly November 11, 2014

    With three back-to-back series wins, India deserved to be the number one side in the ICC ODI rankings, said former captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday. "They have been playing well in the last three series. They beat England in England, won against the West Indies and now here too they have clinched...
  • Sharad Pawar to attend BCCI AGM after four years November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: In a significant move, Mumbai Cricket Association's president Sharad Pawar has decided to attend the Cricket Board's Annual General Meeting, scheduled to be held in Chennai on November 20, after a gap of four years. "Mr Pawar's name was proposed by the committee members at yesterday's managing committee meeting and...