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Shamik Chakrabarty


In fact: Why it will not be easy for BCCI to ‘fall in line’
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

The reason the judges had to enter the cricket field was that the BCCI had failed to convincingly deal with the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

IPL Auction 2016: MS Dhoni’s boy Pawan Negi is now Delhi’s millionaire buy
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Pawan Negi, who represented CSK under MS Dhoni till now, was bought by DD for Rs 8.5 crores on Saturday.

World T20: Selectors’ dilemma – To change or not to change Team India?
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

The squad for upcoming World T20 and the Asia cup would be announced on Friday in New Delhi.

Ind vs Aus: Jasprit Bumrah helped India regain control
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Jasprit Bumrah’s inclusion has proved to be a real shot in the arm for India.

Tried and tested Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ashish Nehra return to T20I fold
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

The experienced trio of Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra and Suresh Raina are part of India's T20I squad for the three-match series against Australia.

Miffed Aditya Verma seeks Supreme Court for ‘full implementation’ of Lodha panel proposals
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

The Mumbai and Bengal cricket associations have quashed most of the recommendations from the Lodha panel.

Ind vs Aus: Ton-up Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan must take fair share of blame
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Even after two batsmen getting centuries in the 4th ODI, India slumped to a 25-run loss against Australia.

Ind vs Aus: India’s newest talent fails to deliver at the big stage
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

India's experimental side is proving to be no match against world champions Australia in the ODIs.

Ind vs Aus, 2nd ODI: On flat tracks, India lose the cutting edge
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

On flat tracks like the two in Perth and Brisbane, India seems to lose the cutting edge which results in poor performances.

Losing bidder alleges favouritism by ACC in tender process
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

The consortium's letter, examined by The Indian Express, claims that the ACC process was not transparent.

Ind vs Aus, 1st ODI: Some positives but a missed opportunity for India
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

MS Dhoni and his men now have to play out of their skin to wrest Australia's initiative in the series.

Ind vs Aus, 2016: Can India fast bowlers deliver?
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

The challenge for India would be to find a suitable replacement for Mohammed Shami. The team's recent travails suggest there's no one available.

Eden Gardens naming rights move faces hurdles, BCCI president says rules don’t allow
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

Eden Gardens is home venue of Kolkata Knight Riders, a direct rival of Mumbai Indians, which is owned by Mukesh Ambani.

State associations told to discuss, seek legal opinion on Lodha recommendations
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

Lodha panel came up with series of hard-hitting recommendations that promised to comprehensively change the way the BCCI functions.

Player power in India: From cold storage to spotlight
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

As things stand now, India is only Test-playing nation not to have a players' association.

Lodha panel calls for radical overhaul of functioning of BCCI
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

After the Lodha panel recommendations, the challenge for the BCCI would be to uphold it in letter and spirit.

Fabric of BCCI can’t be compromised: IPL governing council member Ajay Shirke
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

BCCI does not want to believe that Lodha committee will suggest anything that shakes the foundations of the cricket body.

On and off the field, 2015 was a year of change in cricket
Thu, Dec 31, 2015

From Australia winning the World Cup to the pink-ball Test to the change of guard at BCCI, it was an action-packed cricketing year.

His ‘commitment questioned’, Bengal’s Laxmi Ratan Shukla calls it a day
Thu, Dec 31, 2015

Laxmi Ratan Shukla denied that he was forced to call it quits and termed it a personal decision.

Mohammed Shami picking up where he left off
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

Mohammed Shami looks to hit the ground running Down Under after nine-month injury lay-off post the World Cup.

India tour of Australia 2016: Past is present in T20 vision
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

With captain MS Dhoni at the helm, India pick old hands Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra in the T20 squad for series Down Under.

India tour of Australia: Few spots, several contenders
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Expected points of debate: MS Dhoni’s captaincy, Yuvraj Singh’s recall, Ravindra Jadeja or Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur.

ISL 2015: Atletico de Kolkata win, but tripped by first leg
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Defending champions Atletico de Kolkata beat Chennaiyin FC 2-1 but result not enough to overturn 3-0 aggregate of away result.

IPL draft: No surprises but can former team mates build strong opposing teams?
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

The 10 biggest names from the banned Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were equally distributed between the two new franchises, New Rising-owned Pune and Rajkot owned by Intex.

IPL’s homeless set to get new address
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Players of CSK and RR, which have been suspended for two years, will be picked through the draft system by Pune and Rajkot.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Domestic cricket gets a dash of glamour
Thu, Dec 10, 2015

With limited-overs cricket to dominate India's schedule over the next six months, top cricketers, including MS Dhoni, to play Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Virat Kohli-led India pass South Africa test with flying colours
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

After disappointment in the shorter formats, Test series was a huge challenge for Virat Kohli and his boys.

Sourav Ganguly’s ISL role raises ‘conflict’
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

Sourav Ganguly, a member of the IPL governing council, is the co-owner of Indian Super League side Atletico Kolkata along with Sanjiv Goenka.

Reverse bidding: How 2 new IPL franchises will be picked today
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

They will replace Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who were suspended by the RM Lodha Committee, appointed by the Supreme Court to investigate the 2013 IPL corruption scandal.

India vs South Africa: Patient India prevail over AB de Villiers
Mon, Dec 07, 2015

India once again trumped the world No. 1 Test side - one of the most memorable victories ever on home soil.

R Ashwin – master craftsman in form of his life
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

R Ashwin unfurled his variations, knowing full well that the visitors were never going to chase an improbable 481 runs for victory in the fourth innings.

Ranji Trophy 2015: After setting standards, Karnataka face setback
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

Karnataka lost their league game against Maharashtra by 53 runs after set a victory target of 293 runs.

Captain Virat Kohli leads from the front, Ajinkya Rahane follows
Sat, Dec 05, 2015

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane shared a 133-run unbeaten stand to take India to 194/4 at stumps on Day 3.

Ind vs SA, 4th Test: Bowlers day out at Feroz Shah Kotla
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

Indian bowlers - both seamers and spinners - put up a collective show to bundle out South Africa for a paltry total.

Rohit Sharma’s Test temperament under scanner, again
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

Rohit Sharma played an atrocious shot to get out and left the team on the edge at 138/5.

Turn off: Two-day finishes on poor pitches
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

Punjab captain Harbhajan Singh defended the pitch after a 243-run victory that secured his team’s place in the knockouts.