Syed Kirmani

  • Performance depends on captain and players: Kirmani August 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Former wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani on Tuesday welcomed Ravi Shastri's appointment as Team India Director but said the ultimate responsibility of team's performance lies with the captain and his players. "It is a very welcome change to start with Let A, B, C or D be the incharge of cricket...
  • India is safe to host series against Pakistan, says VVS Laxman June 3, 2014

    Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Monday said India is safe to host Pakistan for a bilateral series. The stylish Hyderabadi batsman pointed out that the fans enjoyed the game when Pakistan toured India in December 2012 January 2013 for three ODIs and two T20s. "When Pakistan came for three onedayers and...
  • Kirmani bats for underfire Dhoni, downplays string of losses February 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Former stumper Syed Kirmani on Tuesday backed MS Dhoni's captaincy, saying too much should not be read into India's fourth consecutive series loss overseas as he felt every team goes through a bad phase. "It does not matter whether it is four losses or five. Every team goes through it....
  • Let Sachin Tendulkar decide on his retirement: Syed Kirmani September 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Amid speculation over Sachin Tendulkar's future, former India wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani on Wednesday said that the senior batsman should be allowed to decide when to quit the game. "I don't know where all these reports crop up from. For God's sake, let Sachin Tendulkar decide on his retirement. Let him...
  • Dravid, Vishwanath in Kirmani's greatest ever Karnataka Test XI August 12, 2013

    Bangalore: Rahul Dravid and GR Vishwanath are among the 12 Karnataka players picked by former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani in his personal list of the state's greatest ever in Test cricket. In his team, fast bowlers Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad would not find themselves playing in tandem in a match,...
  • KSCA to honour cricket legends in platinum year August 9, 2013

    Bangalore: As one of the oldest sports organisations in the country, the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) will honour some of the game's legends next week to mark its platinum jubilee year in this tech hub. "We have lined up a series of events to celebrate 75 years of our service...
  • Hold Cronje type enquiry into IPL fixing scam: Kirmani August 2, 2013

    Bangalore: Former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani on Friday called on the BCCI to hold a thorough enquiry into the IPL spotfixing scandal as was done in the case of Hansie Cronje matchfixing scam. "The entire camera was on Hansie. He was asked you tell us whether you have taken it or...
  • Not seen a Test match till I played for India: Kiran More July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More had not seen a Test match before touring the West Indies in 198283 with the Indian squad as understudy to Syed Kirmani. "Being from a middle class family, I had never ever seen a Test match before that tour," said the Barodaborn player here on...
  • Bring in stringent laws to prevent betting in cricket: Syed Kirmani June 1, 2013

    Ranchi: Former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani on Saturday asked for formulation of stringent laws to curb betting in cricket. "There should be stringent laws to prevent betting in cricket," Kirmani said while expressing disappointment at the happenings involving the gentleman's game. The wicketkeeper batsman, however, did not demand resignation of N Srinivasan...
  • Four former cricketers to get onetime benefit August 22, 2012

    Chennai: The BCCI on Wednesday decided to extend its onetime benefit scheme to four former Test cricketers, including Mohinder Amarnath, during their Working Committee meeting here. "The BCCI's Working Committee met in Chennai earlier on Wednesday. It was decided to extend the Onetime benefit to cricketers who retired after 200304, but...
  • BCCI is not against Kapil: Shukla May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: As the controversy over Kapil Dev's omission from the list of IPL beneficiaries raged on, the BCCI said on Thursday that it has nothing against the legendary allrounder and he was ignored for the cash award because of a "technical issue". While the BCCI made onetime payment to former...
  • Explayers hail Tendulkar nomination April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Former cricketers on Thursday welcomed the government's nomination of Sachin Tendulkar for a Rajya Sabha seat, saying that it was a great honour and the iconic batsman deserved it for bringing laurels to the country. Former wicketkeeper Kiran More described the government's move as good news for the...
  • Former players call for wholesale changes January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Stunned by India's Test slump abroad after the 40 rout in the series against Australia, former stalwarts blamed the starstudded batting lineup, reacting to the debacle by saying heads should roll following a second successive overseas whitewash. India were humbled by 298 runs in the fourth and final Test...