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13 BCCI state associations ready for Lodha reforms with a rider
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

In their letters to BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, the state bodies have expressed their readiness to usher in the change, save three clauses.

‘Mahi-way’: The art, and science, of wicketkeeping by MS Dhoni
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

MS Dhoni has time and again left people in awe with his glovework and such was the case when David Miller shook his head in disbelief at Dhoni's speed.

Shikhar Dhawan century in 100th ODI: One for the record books
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Shikhar Dhawan becomes first Indian batsman to score a century in 100th ODI by achieving the feat against South Africa in 4th ODI.

India vs South Africa: South Africa’s problems are more than what meets the eye
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The ineptness of South Africa’s young brigade to negotiate spin is not just about lack of skills. Aiden Markram and company have drastically let themselves down, the way they succumbed to spin, sometimes batting like novices.

Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal: A left-arm, right-arm combination
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s success in South Africa shows they can be India’s main spin weapons in next year’s World Cup.

Wrist-spin ‘twins’ Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav feed off each other’s success
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

India team management has persisted with Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in the limited-overs format instead of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

ICC U-19 world Cup 2018: Ishan Porel shows what IPL teams missed against Pakistan
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

In the semifinal clash at the ICC U-19 World Cup, Ishan Porel ran through the Pakistan top order, returning with 4/17 from six overs as India set up the title clash against Australia.

ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: Shubman Gill, Ishan Porel guide India colts to final
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Shubman Gill scored magnificent hundred while paceman Ishan Porel took 4-17 as Dravid’s wards thrashed Pakistan by 203 runs to set up the title clash against Australia.

No need for CEO, cooling off period, age limit: Suggestions from BCCI and affiliates
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

BCCI affiliate has suggested that the BCCI’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) post should be done away with, because there’s no need for it.

Mentored by Michael Clarke and backed by Ricky Ponting, Nepal leggie Sandeep Lamichhane gets IPL call
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Ahead of the IPL 2018 auction, Sandeep Lamichhane was put through a quiet trial in Delhi, and a video of his bowling was sent to team coach Ricky Ponting. The Australian legend was impressed.

IPL Auction: Windfall for under-19, uncapped players
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who impressed with his bowling at ICC U-19 World Cup, had his base price at Rs 20 lakh. The India U-19 fast bowler eventually went to Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 3.2 crore.

Delhi add Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy to strong domestic season
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

After finishing runners-up in the Ranji Trophy and winning the U-23 title, Delhi annexed the domestic T20 crown on Friday.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018: Karun Nair hits 52-ball 100 as Karnataka thrash Jharkhand
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Karun Nair led Karnataka on Wednesday and his 52-ball 100, including eight fours and seven sixes, steamrolled Jharkhand.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018: With 5 for 15, Deepak Chahar issues a timely reminder
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Deepak Chahar's performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Karnataka on Tuesday would help the 25-year-old gain prominence.

Suresh Raina rattles out 126 off 59 balls; serves reminder of T20 credentials
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Suresh Raina posted his highest score in T20s, an unbeaten 59-ball 126, against Bengal at Eden Gardens on Monday.

BCCI acting president alleges board arbitrarily decided venue for India-Afghanistan Test
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

BCCI acting secretary CK Khanna has “advised” Amitabh Choudhary to convene a meeting of the cricket board’s Tour, Programme and Fixtures Committee on January 31 in Delhi to “discuss and/or ratify the venue” for the game.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Controversial call leaves Hyderabad fuming against Karnataka
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Ambati Rayudu-led Hyderabad felt proper process was not followed by the match officials in awarding two extra runs to the Karnataka total after the innings break.

MCC to BCCI: Be open to cricket at Olympics
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The reluctant BCCI to discuss the Olympic push during CoA meeting on January 22; ECB also lukewarm to proposal

IPL 2018 Player Retention: RCB break bank for ‘fixed deposit’ Virat Kohli
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

At Rs 17 crore, Virat Kohli becomes the only player to be retained for more than his base price

IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings retain MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

IPL 2018 sees the return of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) who have decided to retain MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina.

If fitness adds to skill then one can perform in tough conditions: Chief Selector MSK Prasad
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

MSK Prasad says that while fitness is never more important than skill, it is imperative for players to perform in tough conditions for extended periods.

Manoj Tiwary tells critics: Cricket is not a game played in the books
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

Manoj Tiwary accepts full responsibility for Bengal’s batting meltdown in the Ranji Trophy semifinal against Delhi.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Rajneesh Gurbani, Vidarbha’s young Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Rajneesh Gurbani had an interesting duel with Karun Nair, Karnataka’s best batsman in this game by a distance.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Rajneesh Gurbani does a Rajini to take Vidarbha into the final
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

With hopes of victory fading on the fifth day, Rajneesh Gurbani steps up and runs through stubborn Karnataka tail; Vidarbha win by 5 runs to make maiden Ranji final

Ranji Trophy 2017: At Eden, underdogs day afternoon as Vidarbha put Karnataka on the mat
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Medium pacer Rajneesh Gurbani ran through Karnataka line-up to leave favourites at 111/7, still 87 runs away from win.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Umesh Yadav, Ganesh Satish lead Vidarbha’s fightback against Karnataka
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

An engrossing battle between a Ranji Trophy elite and a first-time semifinalist was the highlight of the day that saw 32 overs being lost due to bad light.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Karun Nair, the ‘forgotten one’, dusts up memory with disciplined century
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Karun Nair's innings in the semifinal was a celebration of batting discipline.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Abhimanyu Mithun picks fifer on field day for bowlers
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Abhimanyu Mithun's five-wicket haul bundled Vidarbha out cheaply before Gurbani & Umesh peg Karnataka back

Ranji Trophy 2017: In maiden semi-final, Vidarbha face Karnataka juggernaut
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Watching Karnataka bowlers strut their trade at the nets, you can't resist the feeling that they're the most diverse bowling firm in the country.

New Future Tours Programme sees return of ‘Big Three’ plus South Africa, reduction of match days
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

For the 2019-2023 cycle, India will play 19 home Tests and 18 away over four years with number of playing days getting reduced.

BCCI SGM: Future Tours Programme, playing days per year top agenda
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

The new FTPs are being scheduled with an eye to proposed nine-team Test championship from 2019.

MS Dhoni set for CSK return in IPL 2018 as Governing Council releases retention policy
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

MS Dhoni played for Pune for the last two seasons as a stop-gap arrangement. Last year, the now disbanded franchise had stripped him of captaincy, appointing Steve Smith in charge instead.

Supreme Court might decide Future Tours Programme, cricketer’s pay hike
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

In case BCCI drags its feet on fresh proposal, CoA can seek Supreme Court’s approval.

India vs Sri Lanka: Weather app came to Eden Gardens curator’s rescue
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Rain interrupting a Test match at this time of the year, like the India-Sri Lanka Test, in Kolkata is very rare.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar an ‘exceptional’ bowler who has gained yards with years
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up eight wickets in the opening Test against Sri Lanka - four in each inning - thus highlighting his rising stature.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Searching for victory, Virat Kohli hits 18th Test ton
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Virat Kohli has now scored nine international tons in 2017, the most by him in any calendar year.