INDIAN CRICKET

  • Sourav Ganguly in the right place at the right time Yesterday

    India's first cricket captain to win back-to-back series in the West Indies and England, Ajit Wadekar was called lucky. Sourav Ganguly, the other captain who gave the team confidence of winning overseas, is also lucky in a different way. Just as the knowledgeable think that Wadekar was lucky to inherit a...
  • BCCI mum on Sourav Ganguly as India coach 2 days ago

    Sourav Ganguly may have reportedly expressed his interest in becoming India's next coach but the BCCI is not ready to divulge any details on the appointment of Duncan Fletcher's replacement. A report in The Indian Express has revealed that Ganguly has already hinted BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya about his interest in...
  • Virat Kohli needs to learn from Dhoni: Steve Waugh 3 days ago

    Shanghai: Australia's World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh feels Indian star Virat Kohli should learn from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to keep his emotions in check and mature as a captain. Kohli took over the reigns of Test captaincy from Dhoni, who announced his shock retirement from the longest format post the...
  • Aditya Verma requests BCCI to grant membership to CAB 5 days ago

    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...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya doesn't seem too interested in BCCI affairs 6 days ago

    Jagmohan Dalmiya has seen it all. Pushing 75, the comeback man of the Indian cricket board now has little aspiration or drive to grapple with issues confronting the game. Circumstances conspired to put him in the saddle a decade after he was unceremoniously booted out by his detractors. It is a...
  • Harbhajan Singh opens academy in Kolkata April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: Alarmed by the drug menace among youngsters in the country, out-of-favour India offspinner Harbhajan Singh, who had initially started an academy in Punjab with an aim to rehabilitate victims of substance abuse through cricket, on Thursday opened a new centre in Kolkata. This is Harbhajan's fifth academy in the country. "One...
  • 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...
  • Images: Suresh Raina gets married to childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary April 3, 2015

    Indian cricketer Suresh Raina got married his fiancee Priyanka Chaudhary in a private ceremony on Friday, which was attended by family members and close friends and a few of his India and UP team-mates at The Leela Palace hotel in New Delhi. Raina and Priyanka have been friends since their childhood...
  • Kanwaljit Singh was the best offspinner India never had April 3, 2015

    Hyderabad's playing fields are filled with great stories, anecdotes and experiences of men who kept a cricketing tradition alive amidst great bonhomie, friendly banter, occasional fire, and cut-throat competition. While the likes of ML Jaisimha, Tiger Pataudi, Syed Abid Ali, Shivlal Yadav, Arshad Ayub, and later Mohammad Azharuddin, Venkatapathi Raju and...
  • Anshuman Gaekwad wants same Team India squad for next World Cup April 1, 2015

    Kolkata: Impressed by India's good showing in the World Cup, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad believes the current lot of players should be persisted with and they will deliver in the next 50-over showpiece event in England. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men had a near flawless show in the mega-event before making...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 26, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Germanwings co-pilot wilfully crashed jetliner, says French prosecutor March 26, 2015

    Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. ...
  • Dhoni's World Cup-winning bat on display March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Days before India play Australia in a World Cup semi-final at Sydney, the iconic bat of Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni with which he hit the winning six in the 2011 World Cup final has been put on display at Bengali Market here. The bat entered the Guinness World...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test jersey fetches Rs 6 lakh March 22, 2015

    Jodhpur: A special jersey which batting great Sachin Tendulkar donned for his farewell 200th Test has fetched a whopping Rs 6 lakhs during a gala auction hosted by Christie's at the imposing Umaid Bhawan Palace here. Shiv Raj Singh, son of the host of the second edition of the Jodhpur One...
  • New field restriction rules affected Yuvraj's bowling: MS Dhoni March 16, 2015

    Melbourne: Yuvraj Singh's 15 wickets in the 2011 World Cup was one of the major factors which contributed to Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifting the coveted trophy but the Indian captain says last edition's 'Player of The Tournament' is no longer as effective as he used to be in the current...
  • Regret not getting captaincy for longer duration: Sachin Tendulkar March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: His is a career studded with milestones and records, but retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday revealed that not getting a long stint as India's cricket captain was a disappointment he found tough to overcome given the number of challenges he endured. Tendulkar's two tenures as captain of...
  • 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...
  • Anurag Thakur's priorities: Repair BCCI's image, play more Tests March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Cleaning up the battered image of the BCCI, taking international cricket to new venues around the country and ensuring that India play more Tests top the priority list of newly-elected Board Secretary Anurag Thakur. Thakur, who has been a cricket administrator for 15 years besides being a BJP MP,...
  • Restoring BCCI's image my first priority, says Jagmohan Dalmiya March 4, 2015

    Kolkata: Asserting that restoring the BCCI's image was his first priority, newly elected Indian cricket board president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Wednesday called for properly conducting the Indian Premier League (IPL). "My first priority is to ensure that the image of the BCCI is restored. Also, we would have to make certain...
  • 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...
  • BCCI elections: Srinivasan stumps Pawar with Dalmiya March 1, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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...