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‘Keep us in loop’: CoA chief Vinod Rai frowns on BCCI’s day-night Test move
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Vinod Rai instructed that the day-night Test issue be put on hold and not go out of Cricket Centre till the BCCI held detailed discussions with all the stakeholders.

Tax issue can lead to Champions Trophy 2021 moving out of India
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The ICC Champions Trophy, scheduled to be held in India in 2021, could find a new venue in case the Indian board fails to find a way to get tax exemption for the tournament.

IPL teams oppose proposal to change match timings
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Star India, the official IPL broadcaster, had requested the BCCI for a change in timing, which the IPL governing council had accepted in principle during their last meeting at Bengaluru.

Not fair to others, says Rahul Dravid as he questions his Rs 50 lakh cash reward
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Sources also said that Rahul Dravid has mentioned that the entire support staff had worked as a team, and had played an equal and united part in ensuring success at the U-19 World Cup in New Zealand.

Not fair to others, says Rahul Dravid as he questions his Rs 50 lakh cash reward
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

BCCI has announced awards of Rs 50 lakh for Rahul Dravid, Rs 20 lakh each for six members in the support staff and Rs 30 lakh for the players.

Error 404: BCCI website goes down after failure to renew domain name
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

It was only on Sunday night that the website was up and running and officials could access their email accounts.

Baroda ‘recall’ Yusuf Pathan at the eleventh hour for Vijay Hazare Trophy
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Yusuf Pathan was picked in the Baroda squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy a day after BCCI had issued a no-objection certificate to Pathan to go and play in the Dhaka Premier League.

ICC U-19 World Cup: We had such talented players that it made the captain’s job easy, says Prithvi Shaw
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Prithvi Shaw spoke about fulfilling his dream of winning a World Cup, the influence Rahul Dravid had on the team and why he had the gut feeling about the team going all the way.

IPL Auction: Rinku Singh, who nearly became a sweeper, strikes it rich
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Rinku Singh, an all-rounder from Uttar Pradesh, has been picked for Rs 80 lakh by Shah Rukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL auction held on Sunday.

IPL Auction: It was like a filmy twist, says Jaydev Unadkat on Rs 11.5 crore bid
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

While he was rolling his arm over at the nets, Jaydev Unadkat asked his team physio to call him whenever he went under hammer at the IPL auction in Bangalore.

Irfan Pathan set to be Jammu and Kashmir player and mentor; Kapil Dev offered coaching role
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Irfan Pathan was dropped after two Ranji Trophy games despite being named captain and mentor for the season for Baroda.

BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary writes to CoA on CEO Rahul Johri’s early increment
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Rahul Johri was eligible for an increment two months later, in June, at the completion of one year in the job.

IPL 2018 to have just one opening ceremony
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

The IPL governing council decided to increase the budget to Rs 50 crore for one, in a bid to provide the build-up event to the IPL with some internationally starry flavour.

Former U-19 Saurabh Netravalkar player earns his stars and stripes in USA
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

The ICC had changed its players' regulations last year — teams can now feature two players of any country in their playing XI, if they have been residing in that country for three years.

India vs South Africa: Shardul Thakur gets an early call
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur has been withdrawn from Mumbai's T20 squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and will travel to Johannesburg on Friday.

BCCI-contracted commentators allowed to write columns
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The CoA first discussed the issue in October and a decision was taken last month.

Irfan Pathan wants out from Baroda after cold shoulder
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Snubbed and dropped from Baroda after being appointed captain and mentor at the start of the Ranji season, Irfan Pathan has finally decided to opt for another domestic team.

BCCI allows Mohammad Azharuddin to contest Hyderabad Cricket Association polls
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Mohammad Azharuddin, former India captain, is free to contest for the post of president of Hyderabad Cricket Association.

Team management declined BCCI offer to send core players to South Africa early
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The board had even suggested that top Test players could skip the limited-over series against Sri Lanka and travel instead to South Africa.

Yusuf Pathan failed dope test last season
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Yusuf Pathan is the second cricketer to have failed a dope test as he took a medicine after he was feeling unwell.

Kings XI Punjab to stay put in Mohali, Indore will be second venue
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

The decision was taken after issues regarding the security arrangements, which had cropped up between the Punjab government and Punjab Cricket Association last year, were duly resolved.

IPL 2018 Player Retention: Sarfaraz Khan gets unexpected IPL lifeline, as Royal Challengers Bangalore retain him
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Sarfaraz Khan was worried about his IPL prospects as he had been sidelined with a knee injury while playing a practice game for Royal Challengers Bangalore last season.

Rahul Dravid behind U-19 team’s early departure for World Cup
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

The Prithvi Shaw-led 15-member squad, along with the support staff, left Mumbai on Thursday morning even though they play their first match on January 14.

Will have to leave a lot of balls early on and be selective with strokes, says KL Rahul about South Africa tour
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Whenever I got the time, I have prepared keeping the South Africa series in mind rather than the Sri Lanka one that came first, said KL Rahul.

Been there, done that: India U-19 team get pearls of wisdom from Virat Kohli
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

The meeting had been organised on the back of a personal request from coach Rahul Dravid to Kohli to address the colts on the eve of their departure for the junior World Cup.

BCCI anti-corruption chief Neeraj Kumar says board has ‘hardly any interest’ in fighting graft
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Neeraj Kumar pulled up the BCCI for what he described as a “cavalier” and “indifferent” approach towards having an adequately equipped Anti-Corruption Security Unit

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament advanced on request of IPL teams
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

IPL teams wanted to get a good look at domestic players before finalizing their strategy for the auction, according to a BCCI official.

Jason Sangha, of Indian origin, the new face of Australian U-19 cricket
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Jason Sangha, an Indian-origin cricketer, will lead the Australian team at the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup.

BCCI cricket officials warned by CoA: Get your assistants to behave
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

CoA believes assistants of BCCI officials leak sensitive information, even force television crew to focus on their bosses during live coverage of matches.

We will give fight to any Test nation, says Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

ACB CEO Shafiq Stanikzai says the whole country welcomed the news of India hosting Afghanistan's debut Test match with great joy.

Pay-hike meeting between Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and BCCI’s CoA postponed
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The meeting was postponed after BCCI employees failed to answer all of Vinod Rai’s queries posed to them on the matter.

Salary cap for uncapped players in IPL suggested
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni urged the BCCI to apply a salary cap for uncapped India players.

7pm start for IPL night games proposed
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

If the television broadcasters Star India approve of BCCI's proposal, next year's IPL games could begin at 7 pm instead of the 8 pm start

Sachin Tendulkar’s No. 10 jersey to be retired by BCCI
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

The Indian Express has learnt that BCCI sounded out top players from the Indian team and they agreed that it made sense for No. 10 to be retired.

Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni to meet BCCI Committee of Administrators; salary hike, future tours on agenda
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Player contracts, clarity on conflict of interest rules and FTP will be on the agenda when Virat Kohli will meet CoA along with MS Dhoni and coach Ravi Shastri.

Indian Navy issues arrest warrant for Haryana cricketer for playing without NOC
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Deepak Punia received the warrant after playing two matches for Haryana in the Ranji Trophy last month.