INDIAN CRICKET

  • Jagmohan Dalmiya wants Arun Jaitley's nod, Shivlal Yadav in spotlight 5 days ago

    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...
  • Greg Chappell said I won't play for India under him: Zaheer Khan November 4, 2014

    India's premier speedster Zaheer Khan on Tuesday revealed that Greg Chappell had told him back in 2005 that the fast bowler "would never play for India" till the time he would remain at the helm and termed the period under the Australian as the "darkest phase of Indian cricket". "After he...
  • Sachin Tendulkar slams Chappell, calls him a ringmaster in his autobiography November 3, 2014

    Tendulkar and Greg Chappell didn't share a very cordial relationship and the master blaster has singled out the Australian for some harsh criticism. ...
  • Dravid said he knew it all but could not control Greg: Sourav Ganguly November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly on Monday disclosed that Rahul Dravid was aware of what Greg Chappell was up to during his stint as India coach but he "could not control" the Australian. Ganguly's comments came after excerpts from Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography revealed that Chappell had made a "shocking" suggestion to Tendulkar...
  • 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...
  • I may never play for India again: Yuvraj Singh October 29, 2014

    Yuvraj Singh has admitted he might have played his last match for India. Declared 'Man of the Series' in 2011 World Cup, it has been tough for Yuvraj to return to his best following a life-threatening battle with lung cancer, and he has been more out than in the national...
  • I can play as a batsman while Wriddhiman is a pure keeper: Naman Ojha October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Naman Ojha is certainly back in the national selection committee's radar after four centuries in his last five first-class innings, including two double hundreds but he rules out any competition with Wriddhiman Saha for the second wicketkeeper's slot in the Indian team. "I don't think I am competing with...
  • Dhoni doing a good job but my favourite captain is Ganguly: Yuvraj Singh October 25, 2014

    Out of form and striving for a comeback to India's ODI set-up, Yuvraj Singh says he 'flourished' the most under Sourav Ganguly who is also his favourite among the captain's he played under. Talking to The Indian Express at the Idea Exchange event, Yuvraj touched subjects on and off the field,...
  • Rajasthan under-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton October 21, 2014

    Greater Noida: A Rajasthan under-19 player named Aditya Garwal hit 18 sixes and 22 fours en route to a record brilliant unbeaten 263 off 151 balls against Railways in a Vinoo Mankad Trophy central zone one-day match here on Tuesday. Rajasthan scored 413 for 3 in 50 overs in the match...
  • Lalit Modi faction in Rajasthan Cricket Association moves High Court October 15, 2014

    Jaipur: With mudslinging on the rise in the Rajasthan Cricket Association, the Lalit Modi faction has moved High Court against BJP minorities cell leader Amin Pathan and few others, who allegedly removed the former IPL commissioner in a coup following a no-confidence motion. Mehmood Abdi, the Deputy President of RCA, and...
  • Miffed Lalit Modi faction to move court October 13, 2014

    Jaipur: Miffed with the going-ons in Rajasthan Cricket Association, 'ousted' RCA chief Lalit Modi's faction has now decided to move court against the new 'working president' Amin Pathan. The drama surrounding RCA took a new turn on Sunday after 'suspended secretary' of the Modi faction, Sumendra Tiwary, filed a police complaint...