Shamik Chakrabarty


Can Ratnakar Shetty, MV Sridhar continue in the BCCI? 
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Lodha Committee’s latest directives debar a disqualified administrator to discharge “any other role” in BCCI or state association.

‘Ineligible’ BCCI officials explore legal options to challenge Lodha directives
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Supreme Court is likely to name a panel of administrators to oversee the implementation of the Lodha reforms on January 19.

Lodha committee slams door shut on cricket bosses
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Lodha committee’s latest directives, issued through FAQs, debar likes of Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke to return to the BCCI even as nominees

FIFA’s new World Cup: Upside and flip-side of 48-team format
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

FIFA World Cup shifting to 48 teams will dilute the intensity of the competition but more teams will get a chance at the highest level.

N Srinivasan and Anurag Thakur share space as ‘BCCI officials’ stick together
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

Supreme Court is likely to name a panel of administrators on January 19 to oversee the functioning of the BCCI and implement the Lodha reforms.

Can Yuvraj Singh, 35, withstand rigours of England ODI, T20I series?
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Yuvraj Singh is a short-term fix with the ICC Champions Trophy scheduled later this year and doesn’t appear a sound logic.

Selectors likely to give Virat Kohli option to rest for T20I series
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

The selectors also had plans to rest three frontline spinners - R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav for the whole limited-overs leg against England.

N Srinivasan is back, to chair BCCI’s informal meeting
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Interestingly, Srinivasan has once again become a key figure in the BCCI to decide the way forward.

Let the new administrators call a meeting and amend the constitution, says Ajay Shirke
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

The Supreme Court order on Monday morning removed Ajay Shirke from his post of BCCI secretary. In the evening, in an interview with The Indian Express he spoke his mind.

Najam Sethi to BCCI: No yes, no no, and that’s not acceptable
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

According to the PCB, the BCCI has defaulted twice in the last two years in terms of giving Pakistan a home series.

Priyank Panchal hits a new high for Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Priyank, son of a late share trader, etches his name in the record books by becoming the top scorer in the ongoing Ranji season

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Samit Gohel carries his bat to summit
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Gujarat opener Samit Gohel breaks 117-year-old First-class record with his unbeaten 359 and steers his side to the Ranji Trophy semifinals

Unbeaten on 261, Samit Gohel no longer a strokeless wonder
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

At stumps on Day Four, Samit Gohel was batting on 261, all but securing Gujarat’s passage to the semifinal – for the first time since the 1950s.

Pankaj Shaw’s piece: 413* in 289 balls
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

A section of the CAB claimed that Pankaj Shaw's 400 runs is the highest-ever individual score in local cricket.

Poor scheduling to blame for Pakistan’s batting meltdown under lights
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Pakistan were undercooked coming into the Australia series. They played two games in NZ and the conditions there were no where close to what they got at Gabba in opener.

BCCI oppose GK Pillai as observer but not keen on naming its choice
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

BCCI officials are tight-lipped at the moment, a little unsure about the way ahead. But a insider virtually ruled out the possibility of submitting any names.

No uncertainty over India vs England Chennai Test despite Cyclone Vardah: TNCA
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

The surface has been unaffected, but dampness might be a problem. The pitch had been under wraps for the last few days.

Why a churlish ​James ​Anderson takes nothing away from ​Virat ​Kohli and famous India series win
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

In 2014, Virat Kohli had a horrid time in England with just 134 runs in five Tests. But a lot has changed since then.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Not rescheduling smog-affected games a mistake, must be rectified, says Sourav Ganguly
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

The BCCI secretary defended the Tournament Committee’s decision, confirming its authority to have the final say on the issue.

Upset Cricket Association of Bengal writes to BCCI on Ranji Trophy rescheduling
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

CAB, supported by TNCA, argued that Bengal and Gujarat should have been awarded one point after smog cancelled their match in Delhi.

Won’t protect rogue state associations, says BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Ajay Shirke's assertion came in the wake of the Deloitte audit report of the Hyderabad Cricket Association that unearthed several financial irregularities.

BCCI on the backfoot ahead of another Supreme Court hearing
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

The Lodha committee had asked for the appointment of former Union home secretary GK Pillai as “observer”, especially to monitor all BCCI contracts.

BCCI to review Ranji Trophy matches rescheduling decision
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Technical Committee had decided to reschedule the fifth round matches between Gujarat-Bengal and Hyderabad-Tripura.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Neutral venues can’t pitch it right
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Despite BCCI’s new initiative, league games continue to get shorter as teams fight for spots in the knock-outs.

Absence of communication from BCCI comes back to hurt women’s team
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), BCCI failed to respond to the queries on their stand on matches against Pakistan.

Ranji Trophy: Batsmen fall like nine pins in Lahli as Baroda beat Bengal
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

The result has dented Bengal's chances of qualifying. They now have accrued 16 points to be placed sixth. Baroda are placed seventh with 6 points.

Lodha panel threatens Mumbai Cricket Assocation with contempt over SGM
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

The letter, examined by The Indian Express, referred to the BCCI’s status report submitted before the Supreme Court-appointed committee on August 25.

Lodha panel continues attack on BCCI; wants former home secretary as observer
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

The Lodha panel wants an observer to oversee the cricket board’s administration especially with reference to the “award of contracts, transparency norms, and audit.”

How normalcy returned at Vizag: Win toss, bat big, and England spin out of control
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Rajkot was an aberration, pitch and toss-wise. Normality returned at Vizag.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Anupam Sanklecha leaves Vidarbha in sixes and sevens
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Anupam Sanklecha stuck to his plan of bowling in the right areas in both innings as Maharashtra team secured an innings victory.

BCCI get Lodha panel nod to pay Rajasthan players
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said that the Lodha Committee has granted approval to make payment to the players directly.

Ranji Trophy: Late bloomer Lalit Yadav who fell in love with bowling fast
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Lalit Yadav in his debut season has already bagged a couple of five-fors despite being only into his fourth Ranji Trophy fixture.

Demonetisation drive leaves Ranji Trophy players with ‘empty’ pockets
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Fortunately, Virat Kohli and his team had the luxury of having their DA paid in advance before the Test series.

Ranji Trophy: Anupam Sanklecha swings it Maharashtra’s way with 7/25
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Anupam Sanklecha ripped through Vidarbha with a careerbest seven-wicket haul as they crashed to their lowest score of 59 against Maharahstra.

BCCI wants Lodha Committee to clarify on Rajasthan payments
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

A Rajasthan cricket insider informed they have “only a few crores” in the bank but the money is used “for conducting local tournaments”

Order logical, no threat to India-England series now: BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke described the order as "logical" while confirming that the cricket board will deal with the vendors directly as per the court ruling.