Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Shamik Chakrabarty

Principal Correspondent

Andul’s golden boy brings pride home
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Dey led the charge and his achievement was a huge moment of pride for the entire Bengal sporting fraternity.

Growing TMC clout in CAB raises concerns
Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Minister Subrata Mukherjee, however, said there was nothing to be read between the lines.

Pride trumps glee, woe over German win
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Every football fan in the City of Joy revelled in the World Cup finalists’ Kolkata connections.

Samba stops, Kolkata mourns
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Kolkata’s football fraternity reacted with stunned disbelief.

FIFA tightens its defence as social media runs riot
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Social media can work wonders for any event until it involves copyrights and trademarks.

At last, I’ve made my father smile: Taskin Ahmed
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

After getting into B'desh U-15 and U-17 squads, he also played at the U-19 World Cup in Australia in 2012.

When Stuart Binny’s name comes up for selection, I walk out: father Roger
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

The 30-year old Stuart Binny's selection for the tours of Bangladesh and England was frowned upon.

IPL 7: Chaos, KKR celebration go hand in hand
Wed, Jun 04, 2014

A technical snag delayed Shah Rukh Khan’s flight and the principal owner was late to arrive.

KXIP’s sharp eye for talent
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

Saha and Manan Vohra eventually ended up on the losing side but they did make a mark.

IPL 7: Despite his best, nice guy Wriddhiman Saha finishes second
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Saha’s effort couldn’t give Punjab the IPL crown, but he returned from the Chinnaswamy Stadium as a winner.

Suresh Raina leads second-string side to Bangladesh
Thu, May 29, 2014

The 28-year-old celebrated his return to the side with a match-winning 54 not out off 33 balls against MI.

IPL 7: KKR extend streak, make second final
Thu, May 29, 2014

There was rain in the air and Punjab were playing catch up with the Duckworth and Lewis par score.

Rain threat gives KXIP edge in Q1
Wed, May 28, 2014

A venue with a better drainage system, however, might have coped with the situation more efficiently.

IPL 7: Live another day
Tue, May 27, 2014

IPL 7’s top-2, KXIP and KKR, face off for place in final; Loser to get second chance in Qualifier 2.

All’s well that Welsh ends
Tue, May 27, 2014

Real Madrid didn’t spend a fortune on Bale just to make him Cristiano Ronaldo’s support cast.

IPL 7: The quiet Knight rises
Sun, May 25, 2014

After a largely indifferent season so far, Yusuf smashes IPL’s fastest fifty to give KKR second spot.

IPL 7: Kolkata’s capped crusaders
Fri, May 23, 2014

KKR make playoffs after Uthappa (Orange Cap), Narine (Purple) turn in their season’s best in 31-run win vs RCB.

Knight Riders eye playoff spot, record
Thu, May 22, 2014

Kolkata’s last five wins have come batting second.

IPL 7: Robin Uthappa, hero of Gautam Gambhir’s city
Wed, May 21, 2014

After losing to RCB, Dhoni had lamented his team's poor catching. Surprisingly there was little improvement.

Woodward show begins
Wed, May 21, 2014

The entire episode signified a major power-shift in the United boardroom. Woodward has now become all important.

IPL 7: Kolkata Knight Riders aim to make it five in five
Tue, May 20, 2014

KKR usually revel on spinner Sunil Narine but Eden Garden curator feels it would be better to have an extra seamer.

West Indies cricket wanted to move on, so I decided to do the same: Darren Sammy
Mon, May 12, 2014

In an interview with The Indian Express, Sammy explained his decision to quit Test cricket.

IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals’ Steven Smith is worth every Re
Thu, May 08, 2014

Steven Smith was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4 crore, a 100 per cent rise from his base price.

IPL 7: Unlike with DD and Pune Warriors, I am assured a spot in SRH, says Aaron Finch
Tue, Apr 29, 2014

In a conversation with The Indian Express, Finch discusses how much can change with a little confidence.

IPL 7: After 38-ball 40, KXIP opener Cheteshwar Pujara admits he has limitations
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

For a classical batsman like him, how difficult it is to improvise and get adjusted to the demands of T20 cricket?

I was disillusioned and disappointed, says Shashank Manohar
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Manohar attended the emergent working committee meeting in Mumbai on Sunday as a representative of VCA.

BCCI keeps it in-house
Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Board nominates employee Ravi Shastri in probe panel; Manohar only voice of dissent

N Srinivasan on strong footing but the wicket could turn sticky
Sun, Apr 20, 2014

The Supreme Court has asked the BCCI to reply on April 22 with definite corrective measures about how a fair probe can be conducted.

If all goes as planned, Pak will host India next year: PCB chief
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

‘Even at this stage, Pakistan’s support (to the ICC revamp) is conditional. It depends on signing satisfactory Future Tours Programmes with the core cricket boards, especially India.’

Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor line up for football league
Mon, Apr 14, 2014

The ISL, modelled on IPL, is an eight-city tournament conceptualised by IMG-Reliance to popularise Indian football.

After one-two with Atletico Madrid, Sourav Ganguly scores past Shah Rukh Khan
Mon, Apr 14, 2014

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said he will soon hold talks with Atletico officials to chalk out their plans.

‘Even during my CSK days, I was a big admirer of Mumbai Indians’
Fri, Apr 11, 2014

After playing for Chennai Super Kings for six years, Michael Hussey has joined Mumbai Indian this season.

Who’s in line anyway?
Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Out-of-sorts Yuvraj opens door for aspirants who must treat the IPL as a golden chance.

Sri Lanka will be a force to reckon with at the 2015 World Cup: Muttiah Muralitharan
Tue, Apr 08, 2014

Before World T20 had commenced, Muralitharan had spoken to The Indian Express and predicted a Lankan victory.

Viswanathan Anand was seriously crippled by the fear of failure, now the burden is off: Nigel Short
Mon, Mar 31, 2014

Short spoke about what has gone wrong with Anand in the recent past, what changed him at the Candidates.

Be patient with Ashwin, says Muralitharan
Fri, Mar 14, 2014

Ahead of his visit to Kolkata, Muralitharan spoke to The Indian Express about the upcoming World T20 and more...