SELECTORS

  • Cricket Australia rebuff selector Mark Waugh's 'marketing' comment 14 hours 35 minutes ago

    Australia selector Mark Waugh refreshingly candid departure from sport media-speak when he let slip that Cricket Australia wanted their Test team selected early for "marketing reasons" has been swiftly rebuffed by the governing body on Friday. Waugh made the comment on 'Inside Cricket' a TV chat show, but the governing body...
  • Jayasuriya takes responsibility for Lanka's Indian debacle 4 days ago

    Colombo: The chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya has taken responsibility for Sri Lanka's 0-5 thrashing in India following the sudden decision to make the tour. Jayasuriya, who is the Deputy Minister of Sports, was addressing the Parliament on the Sports Ministry's budgetary allocations. "There is no need to blame the Sports Minister...
  • Angry Younis Khan blasts Pakistan selectors after ODI axe September 26, 2014

    Karachi: Upset at being dropped from the ODI side, Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Younis Khan on Friday lambasted the national selectors and said they should be held accountable if they fail to build a new team for the World Cup in February next year. A visibly angry Younis, who...
  • Rashid Latif yet to take charge as chief selector April 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and wicketkeeper, Rashid Latif is yet to take charge of his duties as chief selector in the Pakistan Cricket Board although it was officially announced by the board that he would take charge from April 1. A source close to Latif said he was yet to sign...
  • Arjun Halappa sees India on the podium in Junior Hockey World Cup December 3, 2013

    A tournament at home brings with it a fair deal of expectations from the home team, and when it's a sport that has been striving to revive its glorious past, the percentage of those expectations rises. The 10th FIH Junior Men's Hockey World Cup has brought the same with it. India...
  • BCCI must quickly bridge the trust deficit it faces: Ayaz Memon August 14, 2013

    With three backtoback overseas ODI series wins, India are peaking at the right time for the tour of South Africa. Is the Indian cricket team shaping up well after a poor 2012? Cricket analyst Ayaz Memon joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Will the IPL and BPL...
  • Will wholesale changes give Indian hockey the right end of the stick? July 25, 2013

    New selection panel. New chief coach. New national coach. New goalkeeping coach. New video analyst. Hockey India (HI) has been on an appointment drive over the last few weeks. The door was slammed on Michael Nobbs, while opened for quite a few, ranging from change in roles to fresh offer...
  • Moin Khan appointed Pakistan chief selector July 15, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's cricket bosses on Monday appointed former captain Moin Khan as chief selector, a post he said he took on as a challenge. The 41yearold takes over from Iqbal Qasim, who stepped aside earlier this month in a move seen as a reaction to the team's miserable performance in...
  • Selectors to pick squad for Zim tour with focus on 2015 WC July 4, 2013

    Sources have told CNNIBN that the Indian selectors may recall some axed seniors to keep them in the mix for 2015 World Cup. ...
  • Indian selectors' foresight brought the Champions Trophy home June 26, 2013

    When MS Dhoni and his boys clad in white ICC jackets held the Champions Trophy aloft, a certain five men did their own set of highfives for taking decisions in the best interest of Indian cricket. The Indian selectors deserve a fair share of the applause Team India...
  • Naik appointed chairman of selectors of senior Mumbai team June 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Wednesday appointed former India opener and state captain Sudhir Naik as the chairman of the selection panel after national chief selector Sandeep Patil had resigned from the post in April. The 67yearold former India opener, Naik, was named the chief selector for the senior...
  • Stop treating Australian team like a club side: Healy to selectors March 6, 2013

    Melbourne: The legendary Ian Healy has asked Cricket Australia to stop "treating" the country's Test team like a "club" side and advised the selectors to show faith in the embattled players who are bearing the brunt after suffering two heavy defeats in India. "These players are the best we have and...
  • Selector wants Aus players to skip IPL to avoid fatigue January 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Slamming Cricket Australia's rotation policy for players, former national selector Jamie Cox said those who are worried about fatigue should consider skipping the cashrich Indian Premier League in AprilMay. "The crux of the issue is that blokes get six weeks off a year under the [players' association] Memorandum of Understanding...
  • Will Tendulkar be ignored for Pak ODIs? December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: As questions over his retirement keep growing, CNNIBN has learnt that Sachin Tendulkar faces the possibility of being ignored for the threeODI series against Pakistan which runs from December 30 to January 3. Sources have told CNNIBN that certain BCCI officials have debated Tendulkar's ODI future, and feel...
  • South Africa to appoint a black selector December 11, 2012

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) plans to appoint a black selector soon as part of its efforts to transform the sport in the country. Despite 80 per cent of the population being black, the Proteas have fielded only five black players in the 200 Test matches since South Africa made a...
  • Spotlight on selectors after Eden flopshow December 8, 2012

    Kolkata: With India on the verge of conceding a 12 series lead to England in the ongoing fourTest rubber, the national selectors are likely to ring some changes in the squad for the fourth and last Test in Nagpur, starting December 13. The five selectors, under chairman Sandeep Patil, will meet...
  • High time Sachin spoke to selectors over future: Kapil November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Saddened by the criticism that Sachin Tendulkar is facing due to his lean run, former India captain Kapil Dev said the veteran batsman should speak to the selectors about his future. Tendulkar's poor run continued in the recentlyconcluded second Test against England which the visitors won in just four...
  • BCCI announces new selection panel, Patil at the helm September 27, 2012

    The BCCI announced a new selection panel on Thursday with Sandeep Patil replacing Kris Srikkanth as chief selector. ...
  • The lowdown on India's new selection panel September 27, 2012

    After much speculation and deliberation, the Indian board has unveiled their revamped fiveman national selection committee. Here we take a look at the five most important men in the BCCI. Sandeep Patil(West Zone) Patil, 56, was a dashing middleorder batsman from Mumbai who played 29 Tests and 45 ODIs for India....
  • Meet BCCI's new chief selector Sandeep Patil September 27, 2012

    In his playing days, Sandeep Patil was known for his cavalier attitude and stylish strokeplay. He is, after all, the man who hit Bob Willis for 24 runs in an over, and frequently dumped cricket balls into the Arabian Sea when batting for Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. But on...
  • Sandeep Patil named BCCI selection panel head September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Former India batsman Sandeep Patil has been named head of the national selection committee panel, replacing the outgoing chief of selectors Kris Srikkanth and beating another former teammate, Mohinder Amarnath, to the post. The decision to name Patil was taken by the BCCI at its AGM in Mumbai on...
  • Some of Amarnath's selection decisions were debatable September 25, 2012

    More than 12 contenders have lined up to be part of the new selection panel to be picked up this weekend. ...
  • Meet the BCCI's selection panel contenders September 25, 2012

    More than a dozen contenders have lined up to be part of the new selection panel. Will Amarnath face the axe, and is Dalmiya facing a mutiny? ...
  • Mohanty could be the next East Zone selector September 25, 2012

    Kolkata: Former India fast bowler Debasish Mohanty has emerged as the dark horse for the national selectors post from East Zone. In the wake of clear division over Bengal's choice of littleknown Arup Bhattacharya, the Orissa Cricket Association [OCA] has written to all the remaining five affiliated units of the BCCI,...
  • Malik may get Pakistan ODI recall July 23, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan selectors are planning to recall some discarded batsmen, including Shoaib Malik, to strengthen the national team's batting line up, which they feel lacks firepower. Sources close to the national selectors said that in the first stage the selectors were planning to recall discarded opener Yasir Hameed, middleorder batsman Fawad...
  • Sachin will play from the NZ tour: Srikkanth July 4, 2012

    Mumbai: The BCCI on Wednesday announced a 15man squad for the ODI and T20 tour of Sri Lanka that did not feature the name of Sachin Tendular who, says the chief Indian selector Kris Srikkanth, has opted out of the series. "Of course, Sachin Tendulkar is not available and he will...
  • 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...
  • Mathews back for second Test, but Welegedara ruled out March 31, 2012

    Colombo: Allrounder Angelo Mathews has returned from a calf injury to join the Sri Lanka squad for the second and final Test against England but he will not be available to bowl. Chamara Silva has been dropped to accommodate Mathews in Sri Lanka's 14man squad while injured pacer Chanaka Welegedara...
  • Ponting included in Test squad for West Indies March 14, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, dropped from the oneday team last month, was included in the 16man Test squad for the threeTest tour of West Indies on Wednesday. Ponting, who retired from limitedovers cricket after being dropped, has been retained after a prolific recent series against India. The 37yearold batsman's successor...