Devendra Pandey


Common Q for managerial aspirants: How to handle Kumble vs Kohli?
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

In their advertisement for the job, BCCI had made it clear that “Conflict resolution and negotiation skills are mandatory requisites of a candidate and should be able to demonstrate abilities/situations that have been successfully managed during their career”.

How Sachin Tendulkar’s letter got Harmanpreet Kaur a job
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

It was former India women's captain Diana Edulji who spotted the batting all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur and got her a job in Western Railway, with some help from Sachin Tendulkar.

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri slaps notice on MV Sridhar over graft case
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

“It is not a show cause notice, because earlier a declaration was sought from all employees about their education qualifications. The point of not disclosure is not correct," MV Sridhar told The Indian Express

Ravi Shastri gets his ‘core team’, pay hike; wants Sachin Tendulkar to be India’s consultant for overseas tours
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

In another win for Shastri, the BCCI has agreed to an enhanced annual pay package. The former India skipper will get Rs 7.5 crore — Rs 1.25 crore more than his predecessor Anil Kumble. Shastri has also retained the core team from his earlier stint as Team Director.

Bharat Arun set to get nod as India bowling coach
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Bharat Arun, who was bowling coach with the Indian team when Ravi Shastri was the director a year ago, is likely to be back in his position. The special committee will also look into the role of other support staff.

Wannabe managers should have negotiation skills, says BCCI
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

The COA expressed their anger in their meeting with BCCI big bosses held in New Delhi on Saturday, after which the board uploaded application on their website inviting candidates for the manager's job. COA wants past cricketers to handle the job.

Ravi Shastri to meet new panel on Tuesday to solve support-staff mess
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

The four-member committee would comprise Diana Edulji, member of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA), BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna, the acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, and the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.

Announce India head coach today: CoA tells BCCI
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

The Committee of Administrators doesn’t want any further delay in this matter and has directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India accordingly. The CAC interviewed five candidates, including Ravi Shastri, Tom Moody and Virender Sehwag, on Monday.

Job interviews over, wait begins for selection of India head coach
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

The unpleasant ending of the tenure of Anil Kumble, the last candidate Ganguly chose along with fellow Cricket Advisory Committee members Tendulkar and Laxman, has triggered a bout of caution this time around.

Andrew Leipus quits as NCA physio, blames BCCI’s ‘lack of clarity’
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

Andrew Leipus, a physiotherapist at the NCA, has submitted his resignation letter to the BCCI bosses. However, the reason cited by Leipus, who works with KKR, isn’t the choice between the country or franchise, but the lack of clarity from the BCCI despite numerous emails seeking guidance from them.

Return of the royal: Shane Warne to coach Rajasthan Royals in 2018 edition of IPL?
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Rajasthan Royals reportedly contacted Shane Warne to be part of the IPL 2018 after Rahul Dravid chose to coach India Under-19 and A teams for the next two years. Earlier this year, during the IPL, Warne had relived the first year with Royals.

BCCI wants former players to be India managers
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

The Indian team manager's post was earlier treated as a junket for board members. However, it looks that the BCCI bosses, under the guidance of the Committee of Administrators, have decided to stop the practice.

Rahul Dravid gets 100 per cent salary hike, set for Rs 5 crore per annum
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

Despite having a two-year contract, Rahul Dravid had already expressed his eagerness to continue as coach but had sought more time from the Indian board. Accepting BCCI's offer means Dravid can't be part of media houses or do any commentary stint either.

Mohinder Amarnath pulls out of players’ association steering committee
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

The Committee of Administrators (COA) will now have to find Mohinder Amarnath's suitable replacement soon. In his report, Justice Lodha had recommended the names of Anil Kumble and Diana Edulji but Kumble later became the coach.

Other India coaches, support staff to face Rahul Dravid-like dilemma
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

While Rahul Dravid is expected to take the difficult call in the days to come, others too will be feeling the impact of CoA's endeavour to end the conflict of interest in various roles later this month.

In dark over cricket coach job, Committee of Administrators disapprove fresh round of applications
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

According to BCCI sources, CEO Rahul Johri’s explanation that potential coaches had stayed away earlier because of the assumption that Anil Kumble would be retained didn’t go down well with the CoA. 

CoA warns states to reform or face Supreme Court wrath
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

The BCCI COA have given a stern warning to all the errant state associations that if they don’t comply with the Lodha-recommended reforms, Supreme Court will be requested to step in and exercise its power.

Railways likely to scrap its Under-19 team
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

No Railways junior team will take part in the upcoming  under-19 tournaments of the Indian cricket board as Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) is likely to scrap its under-19 team.

BCCI, TNCA spar over eligibility of outstation players in TNPL
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The BCCI had earlier not allowed state associations to field outstation players in the T20 league. Interestingly, it was former Indian board president N Srinivasan, who had decided that state associations can’t feature players from other states.

New protest site at Azad Maidan has MCA up in arms
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Association to meet CM today, says relocation will have impact on cricket.

Wheels set in motion for Indian cricketers’ union
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

The whole idea of a players association, according to Lodha Committee, is to give the players “a voice to raise their concerns” while barring them from forming a “trade union of any sort.”

Rahul Dravid offered a two-year U-19, India A contract
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

It was decided that there would be no open interview process from interested candidates as originally planned. A clause in the existing contract of Dravid allowed BCCI to extend his tenure without calling for fresh interviews.

India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Robert Vadra’s name in BCCI guest list for ringside seats at The Oval
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was not available for comment on the board’s guest list while a member of the Supreme Court-appointed CoA said they were “not involved in the distribution of complimentary tickets”.

No outstation players in Tamil Nadu Premier League, says BCCI
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

BCCI has made it clear that their stand remains the same and the state associations can't allow outstation players in their T20 leagues. 88 outstation cricketers registered with the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association to play in the TNPL.

Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Sanju Samson and other top outstation players register for TNPL
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The maximum salary for capped outstation players will be Rs 5 lakhs whereas those players who have represented their state in List A games will get Rs 2.5 lakh rupees. Outstation players who want to play TNPL will have to enrol in one of the TNCA-registered league teams.

Out of contract, Rahul Dravid does not attend Under-19 selection meet
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

It’s learnt that Dravid is willing to coach U-19 team in the future, but wants more clarity about the role to avoid any criticism of conflict of interest.

BCCI won’t lift Rajasthan Cricket Association ban till Lalit Modi gives up post
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

The ban would be lifted only after Lalit Modi ceases to hold any post in any of the affiliates or member units of the state association. Modi is still the president of Nagaur District Cricket Association, which is part of the RCA.

Pay us to pick India men’s coach, say Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri is expected to pass on the message to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), which will have to take the final call on the demand put forward by Indian cricket’s ‘Big Three’.

Before Women’s World Cup, pay hike for cricketers
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

The board also revised the pension scheme, with those having played 1-9 matches before 2003-04 eligible for Rs 15,000 a month and those with more than 10 Tests to get Rs 22,000. Last month, the Indian cricket board had recognised the former women cricketers by giving one-time benefit.

Under-16 players, support staff yet to get daily allowance at NCA camp
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Around 125 boys, 45 coaches and support staff are yet to receive their daily allowances—Rs 1500—in the ongoing zonal cricket camp conducted by NCA for under-16 cricketers happening at five centres - Mumbai, Alur (Kerala), Ranchi, Chandigarh and Nagpur.

Anil Kumble likely to get one-tour extension as India coach
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

The BCCI acting president CK Khanna feels there might not be enough time for the new coach to join the team in time for the tour, and has hence suggested to continue with Kumble for the tour of West Indies

Virender Sehwag forwards just two-line resume for India coach job, BCCI demands an elaborate version
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

A source in the BCCI said that the board had to ask him to send his CV too along with his application. His application just said that he is a ‘mentor and a coach of Kings XI Punjab and has played with all the boys before’.

VVS Laxman will have to recuse himself from Tom Moody’s interview for India coach’s job
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

The Committee of Administrators, have been accused of choosing to ignore conflict of interest issues of former players by their colleague Ramachandra Guha, who resigned last week, but in this case they have acted immediately on receiving the name of the applicants.

Ramachandra Guha quits board panel after he opposed Virat Kohli’s say on coach
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

An official familiar with the communication between the CoA and CEO said Guha was not against the process to select the coach but he did not want the cricket committee to be influenced by the Indian dressing room.

End for Chandrakant Pandit; Pravin Amre new Mumbai Ranji team coach?
Mon, May 29, 2017

It is reliably learnt that MCA isn't happy with Chandrakant Pandit’s "attitude issues" and have already begun the search for a new coach.

Virender Sehwag told to apply for India’s coach; could face Anil Kumble
Sun, May 28, 2017

Anil Kumble has of late been at the forefront of pay negotiations with BCCI Supreme Court-appointed CoA.