Indian Cricket

  • BCCI sidelines Duncan Fletcher after England debacle Yesterday

    MS Dhoni and Fletcher remain in place, but only time will tell if the appointment of Ravi Shastri as director of cricket is a temporary measure or a sign of deeper changes ahead in the Indian cricket. ...
  • Kumble, Srinath walk out of KSCA meet 4 days ago

    Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath walked out of a Karnataka Cricket Association meeting after a showdown with other members over how to use funds. ...
  • Rajasthan Cricket Association threatens legal action against BCCI August 12, 2014

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Cricket Association vice-president Mehmood Abdi on Tuesday said that RCA may take legal recourse regarding the reported move by the BCCI to form an ad-hoc committee to run the affairs of the state body. "RCA would take full measures for enforcement of section 25 of Rajasthan Sports Act including...
  • Sourav Ganguly set to be annointed as CAB secretary on Sunday July 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain will begin a new innings as cricket administrator when he's elected uncontested for the post of joint-secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) at its 83rd AGM here on Sunday. The CAB AGM would be a mundane affair with 74-year-old cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya taking charge...
  • Excited to play alongside Robin Uthappa and Manoj Tiwary: Rajat Paliwal July 3, 2014

    Last year, Rajat Paliwal, one of the prolific middle-order batsman in the Services team, made it to the India A squad against West Indies A and became the first player from Services to get a national call-up in 15 years. The 22-year-old continued his good run in the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy...
  • BCCI pressurised Australia, England for ICC revamp, says Sanjay Patel June 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: The BCCI had threatened to form a parallel world cricket body before the England and Australian boards agreed to the controversial restructuring of the ICC and decided to give a lion's share of revenue to the Indian board, said its secretary Sanjay Patel on Saturday. "We got criticised by many...
  • BCCI to make one round of ex-gratia payment to first-class cricketers June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In a gesture rewarding first-class cricketers of bygone era, the BCCI will make another round of one time ex-gratia payment to the tune of Rs 20 lakh per head for all those who have retired prior to 2003. The BCCI decided that they will make the payment to those...
  • Virat Kohli wins Ceat cricketer of the year award June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: India's top batsman Virat Kohli on Monday won the Ceat International Cricketer of the Year award while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, the fastest player from the country to pick 100 Test wickets, bagged the Indian Player of the Year award for 2013-14. Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan was named the International Player...
  • N Srinivasan meets finance minister Arun Jaitley at ministry office June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BCCI's president-in-exile N Srinivasan dropped in to meet finance minister Arun Jaitley here on Monday. Although details of their meeting were not known, the Tamil Nadu strongman was at the finance ministry office during the second half where he was with Jaitley for about half-an-hour. Srinivasan was unavailable for...
  • Selected for India, Jadhav pays money for net sessions May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: It happens only in India where a cricketer, who will be soon donning the national colours, is not being provided with a proper training facility in his own backyard and has to pay from his own pocket to get one. The disappointment in Kedar Jadhav's voice was palpable even...
  • UPCA to make one-time payment to all ex-Ranji cricketers May 26, 2014

    Kanpur: The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) president Rajiv Shukla on Monday announced that all the former first-class cricketers from the state will be rewarded with an ex-gratia payment ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh in the coming days. The decision was taken at the AGM of the state...
  • BCCI offers condolence on Madhav Mantri's demise May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday offered its condolences on the demise of India's oldest Test cricketer Madhav Mantri, who was the maternal uncle of former captain and legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar. "Mr. Madhav Mantri's demise is a big loss to Indian cricket. A wicketkeeper-batsman, he represented India and Mumbai with...
  • India's oldest Test cricketer Madhav Mantri dies at 92 May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: India's oldest Test cricketer Madhav Mantri, maternal uncle of the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, died early this morning in a local hospital due to old age complications, sources close to him said. He was 92 and died a bachelor. Mantri was a wicket-keeper-batsman, who played only four Test matches, one in India...
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear N Srinivasan's plea May 22, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear the plea filed by ousted BCCI president N Srinivasan, in which he had requested the apex court to reinstate him as the BCCI chief for all non-IPL matters. Srinivasan's plea was filed on the grounds that the SC has presently appointed two...
  • Virat Kohli only Indian in world's most marketable athletes' list May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian batting star Virat Kohli has been rated second behind British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton in the list of most marketable athletes by the UK magazine, 'SportsPro'. The list, driven by marketing potential over the next three years based on value for money, age, home market, charisma, willingness...
  • Dhoni accused of insulting Hindu religion, complainant asked to record statement May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has directed recording of statement of a man who filed a complaint against Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni accusing him of insulting Hindu religion by posing as a deity and holding a shoe in his hand on the cover page of a magazine. Metropolitan Magistrate...
  • IPL Scandal: Petitioner complains about Srinivasan to PM-elect Narendra Modi May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The defunct Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary and face of anti N Srinivasan camp Aditya Verma on Monday wrote a letter to PM designate Narendra Modi urging him to help young cricketers of his state and take action against BCCI's president in-exile N Srinivasan. In his letter, Verma...
  • Farooq Abdullah continues as JKCA pesident May 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah has been elected as the president of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) amidst walkout by some 'disgruntled' members of the body. "Abdullah was elected unopposed as the president of the JKCA for another three-year term during the elections held here yesterday," an official of the...
  • BCCI acting on Srnivasan's behest: Abdi May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The turf war between the suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association and the BCCI escalated on Thursday with RCA Deputy President Mehmood Abdi accusing the Board of acting in the most unfair manner to satisfy the "vengeance, hate and prejudicial grudge" carried by N Srinivasan against Lalit Modi. A day after...
  • We acted as per rules while suspending RCA: BCCI May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI said that it has acted as per its rules and regulations while suspending the Rajasthan Cricket Association just after former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi was declared elected as president of the state cricket body. Modi, who has been living in exile after being slapped with a life...
  • Lalit Modi plans to start Rajasthan Premier League May 7, 2014

    The newly-elected members of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) despited getting snubbed by BCCI have charted out several new plans, which includes starting Rajasthan Premier League. On Tuesday, newly elected president of RCA, Lalit Modi chaired a meeting with the elected members of the association via a video conference from London....
  • Sharad Pawar slams BCCI for suspending Rajasthan Cricket Association May 6, 2014

    London: Former Board and ICC president Sharad Pawar has slammed the BCCI's decision to suspend the Rajasthan Cricket Association after banned IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi was declared as the chief of RCA in Jaipur on Tuesday. "I was shocked to hear about the decision. I think it is a very harsh...
  • I'm very happy to become the President of RCA: Lalit Modi May 6, 2014

    "Mr N Srinivasan sitting in his ivory tower of India Cements can't dictate terms," said former IPL chief Lalit Modi to CNN-IBN. ...
  • Srinivasan still calling the shots, says Lalit Modi's lawyer Mehmood Abdi May 6, 2014

    Jaipur: Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi's lawyer Mehmood Abdi on Tuesday alleged that N Srinivasan was still calling the shots in the BCCI and interim chiefs Sunil Gavaskar and Shivlal Yadav were "toeing his line". Talking to mediapersons after Modi was named Rajasthan Cricket Association president, Abdi said that the BCCI...
  • RCA victory stepping stone to BCCI return, says Lalit Modi May 6, 2014

    London: Back in the reckoning for a return to BCCI after being elected President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association, banned former IPL chief Lalit Modi said winning the polls is the first step towards returning to the Indian Cricket Board. "It is a big victory. It has been four years since...
  • Sanjay Patel removed from managing committee of Baroda Cricket Association April 28, 2014

    Vadodara: BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel was on Monday removed from the managing committee of the Baroda Cricket Association, BCA secretary Anshuman Gaekwad said. Besides Patel, who is a honorary secretary at BCA, three other members of the managing committee were also shown the door. "A notice in regard to remove Patel...
  • I was disillusioned with what happened in WC meeting: Shashank Manohar April 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar is "disillusioned" with the proceedings of the Board's Emergent Working Committee meeting which he had attended as a representative of Vidarbha Cricket Association. "I can't disclose what happened at the meeting. All I can say is I was disillusioned with the happenings. I had gone...
  • Shivlal Yadav to chair BCCI meet April 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Test off spinner Shivlal Yadav, the Supreme Court-appointed interim president of BCCI for non-IPL related matters, is to chair the Emergent Working Committee meeting of the Board here on Sunday. "I will be chairing the meeting," Yadav told PTI on Friday when queried on the issue. The BCCI website indicated...
  • Sunny side up - Gavaskar to the rescue act again March 28, 2014

    During the Hindu-Muslim riots in Mumbai in 1992-93, Mumbai was ravaged by frenzy of attacks of one community against the other and the city was almost like a cauldron on fire. In one of the roads, a mob was chasing the little yellow-black taxi with passengers belonging to a minority...
  • MS Dhoni pays Rs 20 crore income tax in 2013-14 March 28, 2014

    Patna: Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has paid Rs 20 crore income tax in 2013-14 to retain his pole position as the highest individual tax payer in the Bihar and Jharkhand region, a senior Income Tax official said on Friday. Dhoni has paid an income tax worth Rs 20 crore...