Shamik Chakrabarty


On day of triumph, Aditya Verma is on his own as Supreme Court okays BCCI overhaul
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Aditya Verma's petition in the Bombay HC resulted in N Srinivasan’s ouster, setting up of the Lodha Committee and finally the SC’s order to implement most of the Lodha panel recommendations.

It’s a great day for Indian cricket, says Justice Lodha after Supreme Court verdict
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

The two-judge bench of Chief Justice of India TS Thakur and Justice Ibrahim Kalifulla had been hearing the case since January this year.

Portugal vs France, Euro 2016 : Can the Blues reduce Cristiano Ronaldo to tears, again?
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

It’s unlikely that Deschamps, the France manager, is thinking he has one hand on the Cup even after beating Germany in the semi-final.

Ravi Shastri should have been in front of committee, not in Bangkok: Sourav Ganguly
Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Ravi Shastri had accused Sourav Ganguly of being “disrespectful” to the coach selection process.

How BCCI shot down bid to get Ravi Shastri as India batting coach
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Cricket advisory committee recommended Ravi Shastri as batting coach but BCCI said that it should stick only to picking head coach.

Challenge for Anil Kumble: To take stagnant India to a new level
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Anil Kumble's initial challenge will be to take a stagnant India cricket team to the next level.

Anil Kumble and Ravi Shastri: Twists and turns keep coming in race for India’s coach job
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

The rumblings in the BCCI corridor suggested they were blindsided by the three-member panel on Anil Kumble's inclusion.

First look: Pink ball is not bad after all
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

After the end of day’s play of CAB Super League final between Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore Club, everyone seemed happy with the use of pink ball.

In Kolkata, India set to test pink-ball waters in Cricket Association of Bengal Super League final
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Eden Garden will be hosting India's first-ever multiday pink ball game during CAB Super League final between Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore Club.

Racing in tattered shoes, Lili Das the new hope for Indian athletics
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Lili Das wore tattered shoes but that didn't stop her from setting a meet record of 2.05.40s in the women’s U-20 800m at the State Athletic Championships.

No service tax paid, no balance sheet, BCCI units in mess before Supreme Court D-Day
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Racing against time to get their books in order before SC's order on reforms recommended by Justice R M Lodha, the Indian board has its hands full.

Pink ball for India’s home Test not black and white
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

BCCI president Anurag Thakur said that nothing was set in stone yet with regard to the pink plan in India.

Why is India having second thoughts about pink-ball Test?
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Even the solitary Test experiment in Australia last year had run into several problems as reflected in a player survey.

Pink ball for home Test not black and white
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Decision to play D/N Test during upcoming season hinges on how the ball performs, players’ feedback during Duleep Trophy

Eden Gardens set to host India’s first pink ball match
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

The BCCI technical committee has already put forward the proposal to play the Duleep Trophy matches in the coming season with under lights.

Manohar Aich aka Pocket Hercules dies at 104: ‘Was inspiration for all’
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

From a coconut vendor at Sealdah station to world acclaim, it had been a long journey for the little big man. A journey with a dramatic beginning — in a military prison.

BCCI advertises for India head coach, Hindi speaking candidates ‘desirable, not mandatory’
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

The advertisement of appointing India's new head coach has been put on public domain and is available on

The Eden curator who always stood his ground
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Prabir Mukherjee steadfastly refused modernisation. Little wonder then that Eden had an appalling rain-management record under him.

IPL 2016: At least 5 ways in which it was different – and positive
Mon, May 30, 2016

Put into perspective, IPL is about how much it contributes to Indian cricket. This edition offered positives.

West Bengal: For Laxmi Ratan, the pitch has changed, not the plot
Sat, May 28, 2016

An active sportsperson working as a sports minister in Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet would have been a novelty in Indian politics.

Sanjay Bangar given the reins for Zimbabwe ODI and T20Is tour
Sun, May 29, 2016

The MS Dhoni-led young Indian brigade will take on Zimbabwe in three ODIs and as many T20Is in Harare.

Faiz Fazal’s path to Indian team and success does not run through IPL
Tue, May 24, 2016

Faiz Fazal believes that he came into prominence for his match-winning 127 against Mumbai in the Irani Cup.

India squad for Zimbabwe and West Indies: Selectors look beyond IPL, reward domestic performers
Tue, May 24, 2016

For selecting Faiz Fazal and Shardul Thakur, the selection committee should be lauded for looking beyond the IPL.

IPL 2016: KKR beat SRH to make playoffs, knockout MI
Mon, May 23, 2016

Kolkata spin a web around Hyderabad batsmen, sneak into the playoffs with a 22-run victory at Eden.

In short, Virat Kohli is Don Bradman
Sat, May 21, 2016

Virat Kohli's T20 scores in 2016 - 90*, 59*, 50, 7, 49, 56*, 41*, 23, 55*, 24, 82*, 89*, 75, 79, 33, 80, 100*, 14, 52, 108*, 20, 7, 109, 75* and 113. 1,490 runs at 99.33.

IPL 2016, RPS vs DD: SurpRising Pune Supergiants
Wed, May 18, 2016

With persistent rain, the match was called off after a wait of around 15 minutes with Pune ahead of the par score of 57 by 19 runs.

RCB vs KKR: Top-three keep RCB’s race for top-four alive
Tue, May 17, 2016

Chris Gayle roars to form with a brisk 49 before Virat Kohli (75*) and AB de Villiers' (59*) 115-run stand powers RCB to nine-wicket win over KKR.

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli: Playstation players for RCB
Mon, May 16, 2016

In an astounding display of stroke-making, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli hit tons as RCB trounce Gujarat by 144 runs.

Spin in the tale: Pune look to foil KKR’s IPL 2016 campaign
Sat, May 14, 2016

Pune collectively have failed to perform and are all but out of contention to make the playoffs with six points from 11 matches.

BCCI: Captain Shashank Manohar jumps off burning deck
Wed, May 11, 2016

BCCI president Shashank Manohar resigns in bid to become ICC’s chairman even as Board braces for SC directed reforms.

Shashank Manohar resigns from BCCI: Chronicle of a move foretold
Wed, May 11, 2016

Shashank Manohar’s decision to step down from the BCCI hot seat has a lot to do with the ICC constitutional change.

IPL 2016, KKR vs GL: A PK-DK show in Kolkata
Mon, May 09, 2016

Dinesh Karthik’s half-century takes Gujarat Lions to top of the table after Kolkata never fully recover from Praveen Kumar’s burst.

Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants to meet IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla on Friday
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

It is learnt that Dharamsala, Jaipur, Raipur, Indore, Kanpur and Vizag have been shortlisted as alternate venues for group league fixtures.

IPL 2016: MI stroll in Rohit Sharma’s garden of Eden
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

At his favourite venue, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma fires 54-ball 82* to guide the defending champs chase down 188.

IPL 2016: Slow starters Mumbai Indians face Kolkata Knight Riders in their E-den
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Mumbai Indians lost their first game to Rising Pune SuperGiants while KKR humbled Delhi Daredevils.

IPL 2016, Episode 1: Prime-time horror for Delhi Daredevils in Kolkata
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Another flop show with the bat does Delhi Daredevils in, while KKR produce a clinical effort in their opening encounter.