Shamik Chakrabarty


IPL 2017: Captain MS Dhoni exits, but not on his own terms
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Pune Supergiants ask MS Dhoni to step down; replace him with Steve Smith, who the official think can inject freshness into the side.

BCCI General Manager RP Shah resigns, cites health as reason
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Asked if there’s any age restriction for the cricket board’s employees, RP Shah answered in the negative.

BCCI COA meet: Legal counsel sacked without official reason
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

The COA's first job will be to conduct elections in all state cricket associations along with implementation of the reforms.

Yusuf Pathan gets BCCI nod to play T20 league in Hong Kong
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

BCCI prohibits Indian cricketers from playing in foreign T20 leagues ostensibly to safeguard the IPL’s higher brand value.

Sentiment in ICC is that India’s approach is high-handed: Vikram Limaye
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Vikram Limaye, member of the SC-appointed COA was the BCCI’s representative at the ICC board meetings.

Lodha’s echo in ICC reforms
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

105 countries can vote, Big Three structure dismantled, independent female director among changes for approval

Vinod Rai checks in, BCCI officials check out
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Vinod Rai declared BCCI Joint Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary ineligible to represent the board at the ICC meeting to be held in Dubai.

New BCCI panel will clear all doubts: Ajay Shirke
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Ajay Shirke was removed as the BCCI secretary for noncompliance by the Supreme Court’s January 2 order.

So who’ll represent BCCI at crucial ICC meet?
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Anurag Thakur, N Srinivasan and Ajay Shirke could be the BCCI’s choices for representation in the upcoming ICC Board meeting.

Ambiguity over tenure cap of BCCI office bearers continues
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

At the hearing on Tuesday, the clause that limits the stay of cricket office-bearers will come up for discussion again.

India vs England, 3rd ODI: A souvenir win for tourists, India fail to notch up clean sweep
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

After 10 weeks, England finally find a way past India; survive a Kedar Jadhav special to win the last ODI by 5 runs.

India vs England, 3rd ODI: In endgame, Ajinkya Rahane senses a rare opening
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

With Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul struggling, Ajinkya Rahane might get a look in at the top.

India vs England, 3rd ODI: The last song before dusk
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

With the series already lost, England would seek to restore some pride in the final One-dayer

For a change, board upbeat after Supreme Court modifies order on tenure
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The modification in the order gave many “disqualified” cricket administrators a lifeline and breathing space.

That Naughties Show: Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni hit tons as India cruise to 15-run win
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni roll back the years in a series-clinching effort as India bounce back from 25/3 to post 381 before restricting England to 366.

Cuttack tells you why Yuvraj Singh cannot be written off
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

On his comeback to the Indian squad, Yuvraj Singh scored his 14th ODI century, which included 21 fours and four sixes.

India vs England 2nd ODI: England eye short-cut to success
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

England bowlers practise short-pitched stuff as they aim to contain Virat Kohli in the do-or-die second ODI at Barabati.

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.