Shamik Chakrabarty


BCCI files petition in Supreme Court against Lodha panel report
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

BCCI's curative petition, meant to ensure there’s no miscarriage of justice and to prevent abuse of process, may be filed after a review petition.

Test cricket made Sunil Gavaskar and without him there would have been no Sachin Tendulkar
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Sunil Gavaskar, who gave Indian cricket its self-respect, filled the void upon his arrival in 1971.

On BCCI AGM agenda, proposals that are in violation of Lodha panel ‘restrictions’
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

The Lodha panel, however, will keep a close eye on the proceedings.

Not everybody loves Shashank Manohar
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Is Shashank Manohar a hero or a villian, or simply a man who has read the moment well? Shamik Chakrabarty weighs in.

Dave Richardson claims BCCI sought ICC intervention on Lodha diktats
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

David Richardson claimed that Anurag Thakur had verbally requested Shashank Manohar to write a letter to BCCI related to Lodha panel.

India is a global power in cricket… position cannot be compromised: BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke has clarified the board's stance on revenue sharing, opposition with the ICC and his meeting with N Srinivasan.

I have to look after interests of 105 countries… BCCI must look after theirs, says ICC chairman Shashank Manohar
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar clarifies the world body's stance on two tier Test systems, financial distribution and reported issues with BCCI.

Snubbed by ICC, BCCI threatens to withdraw from Champions Trophy 2017
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The latest face-off comes on the back of a burgeoning list of complaints that the Indian board has against the ICC, which is led by former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar.

BCCI, three other full members oppose two-tier Test system
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

ICC requires a three-fourths majority - or seven of its 10 full members to pass the resolution - for the two-tier system to come into force.

BCCI set to red-flag two major proposals at ICC chief executives meeting
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

ICC had come up with the idea of making a radical overhaul of the existing procedure of selling the global broadcast rights of bilateral tours.

Century against West Indies helped clear self-doubt, says Wriddhiman Saha
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

Wriddhiman Saha says he felt he was walking a tightrope before making a big score in West Indies.

Lodha panel tightens the screws, issues BCCI 2nd set of deadlines
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said that the Indian cricket board was still looking at legal remedies.

‘BCCI cannot hold Annual General Meeting without Lodha panel’s nod’
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The BCCI’s compliance report to the panel, its content, will be up for discussion in Monday's working committee meeting.

Carolina Marin didn’t allow PV Sindhu to play her natural game
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Both PV Sindhu and Marin were in terrific form in this Olympics. The 21-year-old Hyderabadi had rolled over Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the semi-final.

Lodha Committee tells BCCI to implement recommendations by October 15
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Eleven primary points in the Lodha report have to be implemented by October 15.

Kings may end up without their kingdoms in the Lodha Panel reforms
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

After Lodha panel recommendations, many officebearers in BCCI and state associations are set to lose their roles.

And then there were none: BCCI, state body administrators quit roles in Lodha Panel shakeup
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Supreme Court ensures that nearly all administrators, in BCCI and with the state associations, have to quit their role.

Tracing the journey of India’s golf star SSP Chawrasia
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

SSP Chawrasia, the man who began life in the servant’s quarters of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club before turning into India’s medal hopes at Rio.

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.