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Ind vs SL, T20I: India fill in the blanks
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Suresh Raina stays at number four, while MS Dhoni positions Hardik Pandya as the all-rounder for Sri Lanka series.

IPL Auction 2016: On sale are bestsellers and some paperbacks in Bengaluru
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

How some of the biggest names have provided the franchises with timely reminders of what they bring to the table.

Ranji Trophy: On Day 2, teams speed dial, put batsmen off key
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Madhya Pradesh bowlers ripped off the Bengal batting to take a decent lead on Day of Ranji Trophy Quarterfinals.

Felt like a criminal but treated it like an injury: Pragyan Ojha
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Pragyan Ojha has made a return to the game with a new bowling action after he was barred in December 2014.

BCCI ombudsman rules out Anurag Thakur conflict
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

In his complaint, Niraj Gunde had alleged that Anurag Thakur and Vikram Rathour along with their families shared commercial and business interests.

White space in coloured page, Ranji Trophy to restart
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

In a T20-heavy season, Ranji Trophy quarterfinals face the risk of being underplayed, but there’s plenty at stake and mini battles for bragging rights for those involved.

Raju Rijal or Raju Sharma: Mistaken identity or a 25-yr-old in U-19 World Cup?
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Two Mumbai cricketers, were startled to see the close-up of their captain from their U-15 days a decade ago, on screen playing for Nepal.

Shashank Manohar, Sourav Ganguly get ombudsman reminder
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

On Friday, while asking Shashank Manohar for a fresh response, the ombudsman has also detailed the allegations against Ganguly.

Conflict of interest complaint filed against Anurag Thakur, Vikram Rathour
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

In response, Anurag Thakur said his business relationship with Vikram Rathour 'had nothing to do with cricket'.

I always say I am the best: Harbhajan Singh
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Harbhajan Singh talks to The Indian Express about his previous tours Down Under, and more...

Junior selector Rakesh Parikh under conflict of interest scanner
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

The ombudsman has forwarded the complaint to BCCI president Shashank Manohar and Ratnakar Shetty.

Untold story of Pranav Dhanawade’s 1000 runs: 25 chances, 10-year-old ‘pacers’, 30-yard boundaries
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Pranav Dhanawade cracked cricket’s maiden 1000-run knock, but it was a mismatch of a contest on an odd-shaped venue.

Ombudsman looks into conflict of interest allegations against BCCI media manager
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

CONFLICT OF interest allegations continue to pile up at BCCI corridors of power, with latest one implicating India's media manager Nishant Arora.

Sourav Ganguly’s conflict of interest: Ombudsman dials BCCI president
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

AP Shah has cited a complaint received from ‘Mr Niraj Gunde’ about ‘conflict of interest’ allegations against Sourav Ganguly.

India’s pace setters: Ishant Sharma’s experience, Umesh Yadav’s consistency and Bhuvi’s swing
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the three seamers, their development during his tenure.

Conflict of interest: Here are some names cited as examples by Justice RM Lodha
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

The question arose as Ganguly is an IPL governing council member and co-owner of a football team in the Indian Super League (ISL).

Lodha panel reform fixes BCCI member terms, says no to Ministers
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

The three-member panel headed by Justice (Retd) R M Lodha suggested some drastic recommendations.

From Coalgate to cricket reforms, Justice RM Lodha makes his mark
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

Justice RM Lodha has always been known for his larger-than-life personality both in and out of court.

West Indies: They owned the world, till they lost it
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

A dogged West Indies cricket fan recalls the fiery team he just could not give up on — even when the fire had sputtered out.

Brendon McCullum: A high-impact player who was more than the sum of his parts
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

Brendon McCullum’s success as both a batsman and a captain has always been designed around the ‘power of surprise’.

Short ball snaps Suresh Raina’s long rope
Mon, Dec 21, 2015

Suresh Raina’s repeated failures against the bouncer have resulted in the left-hander getting axed from ODIs.

Ravi Ashwin is very easily the best in the world: Bharat Arun
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

Bharat Arun describes the off-spinner’s path to resurrection and how he’s seen Ashwin grow from being ‘good’ to ‘the best’.

My job is to eliminate the guesswork—India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun opens up about how Ashwin & Co have come of age and speaks about his role in their development.

The pitch story: Beauty & the beast
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

How curators can alter the nature of a wicket by using different kinds of soil, rollers and varying the amount of water.

Men with dirt on their hands
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

The pitches debate has divided the cricket world by a chasm as deep as the hundreds that adorned the Jamtha surface.

South Africa, Zimbabwe lend support to Shashank Manohar’s new ICC revamp plan
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

Shashank Manohar had come down strongly on the present scenario where all major positions of power in the ICC are occupied by representatives of one of the Big Three nations.

Simply put: Test for cricket’s pink-ball moment
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

At 9 am India time today, cricket will boldly go where few imagined it ever would. BHARAT SUNDARESAN explains how a Test under lights with a pink ball will change the 138-year-old game

Why India is going… A Bee Dee, A Bee Dee
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Story of AB de Villiers, the man that the whole of India — his young IPL team-mates, fans and even Rahul Dravid's sons — can't get enough of.

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Four days of rain, glass half full for Virat Kohli
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Indian captain Virat Kohli counts the positives after persistent rain washes out the second Test and lets South Africa off the hook.

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Yawn! Watching the turf dry for two days
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

India-South Africa second Test has seen play only on Day 1 after which three day's play has been washed off by rain.

India vs South Africa: Varun Aaron, top of off; Umesh Yadav, off top
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Varun Aaron mixes accuracy and speed to cement place while inconsistent Umesh Yadav goes the other way.

Day 2: Heavens rain on India’s parade in Bengaluru
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

It seemed inevitable from the moment you opened the curtain shades on Sunday morning that the second day's play was in peril.

c Ajinkya Rahane b R Ashwin: A bond that keeps flourishing
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

R Ashwin praised Ajinkya Rahane's effort at slips saying that he made the catches he took on Day 1 easy.

Ind vs SA, 2nd Test: Proteas look for turn around, find none
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja share four wickets each as South Africa dismissed for 214 on Day 1 of second Test; AB de Villiers plays lone hand.

Ishant Sharma 2.0: Sharper, stronger, smarter
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Almost dramatically, the 27-year-old Ishant Sharma has morphed into Indian cricket team's bowling spearhead.

India vs South Africa: Grass looks greener at Bangalore
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Overcast skies, pitch sans cracks greets spin-traumatised South Africa; even contest expected in second Test.