Shamik Chakrabarty


Won’t protect rogue state associations, says BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Ajay Shirke's assertion came in the wake of the Deloitte audit report of the Hyderabad Cricket Association that unearthed several financial irregularities.

BCCI on the backfoot ahead of another Supreme Court hearing
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

The Lodha committee had asked for the appointment of former Union home secretary GK Pillai as “observer”, especially to monitor all BCCI contracts.

BCCI to review Ranji Trophy matches rescheduling decision
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Technical Committee had decided to reschedule the fifth round matches between Gujarat-Bengal and Hyderabad-Tripura.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Neutral venues can’t pitch it right
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Despite BCCI’s new initiative, league games continue to get shorter as teams fight for spots in the knock-outs.

Absence of communication from BCCI comes back to hurt women’s team
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), BCCI failed to respond to the queries on their stand on matches against Pakistan.

Ranji Trophy: Batsmen fall like nine pins in Lahli as Baroda beat Bengal
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

The result has dented Bengal's chances of qualifying. They now have accrued 16 points to be placed sixth. Baroda are placed seventh with 6 points.

Lodha panel threatens Mumbai Cricket Assocation with contempt over SGM
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

The letter, examined by The Indian Express, referred to the BCCI’s status report submitted before the Supreme Court-appointed committee on August 25.

Lodha panel continues attack on BCCI; wants former home secretary as observer
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

The Lodha panel wants an observer to oversee the cricket board’s administration especially with reference to the “award of contracts, transparency norms, and audit.”

How normalcy returned at Vizag: Win toss, bat big, and England spin out of control
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Rajkot was an aberration, pitch and toss-wise. Normality returned at Vizag.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Anupam Sanklecha leaves Vidarbha in sixes and sevens
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Anupam Sanklecha stuck to his plan of bowling in the right areas in both innings as Maharashtra team secured an innings victory.

BCCI get Lodha panel nod to pay Rajasthan players
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said that the Lodha Committee has granted approval to make payment to the players directly.

Ranji Trophy: Late bloomer Lalit Yadav who fell in love with bowling fast
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Lalit Yadav in his debut season has already bagged a couple of five-fors despite being only into his fourth Ranji Trophy fixture.

Demonetisation drive leaves Ranji Trophy players with ‘empty’ pockets
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Fortunately, Virat Kohli and his team had the luxury of having their DA paid in advance before the Test series.

Ranji Trophy: Anupam Sanklecha swings it Maharashtra’s way with 7/25
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Anupam Sanklecha ripped through Vidarbha with a careerbest seven-wicket haul as they crashed to their lowest score of 59 against Maharahstra.

BCCI wants Lodha Committee to clarify on Rajasthan payments
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

A Rajasthan cricket insider informed they have “only a few crores” in the bank but the money is used “for conducting local tournaments”

Order logical, no threat to India-England series now: BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke described the order as "logical" while confirming that the cricket board will deal with the vendors directly as per the court ruling.

Ranji Trophy 2016: Assam bowl out Saurashtra for 81, take six points
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

Assam had been presented with a victory target of 64 and they got there in 15.4 overs, losing Rahul Hazarika’s wicket.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Recalibrated Jaydev Unadkat ready to cover lost ground
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Jaydev Unadkat picked up six wickets to keep Saurashtra in the game but could not stop Assam from taking first innings lead.

Ranji Trophy: Seven-star Arup Das seeks sustenance in form
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

Arup Das returned with 7/39 from 13 overs as Saurashtra tottered at 121/9 when stumps were drawn on Day Two.

India vs England, 2016: Ajay Shirke still remains unsure over Test series
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The BCCI has reiterated its helplessness about “forcing” the members to adopt the Lodha Committee recommendations in totality.

India vs England, 2016: Test series likely to go without a glitch
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

England are in India to play five Tests, the first of which starts at Rajkot on November 9. This will be followed by ODIs and T20s in 2017.

Cricket game in inglorious uncertainty
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The continuing impasse between the BCCI and the Lodha Committee has put the India-England Test series under a cloud.

Give unqualified undertaking: Lodha panel tells BCCI president Anurag Thakur
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Lodha Committee also asks for audit reports of four state associations and sets November 8 as deadline.

Dressing-room camaraderie is reason for winning run, says Wriddhiman Saha
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

India have been unbeaten at home in Tests since they lost to England in Kolkata back in 2012-13 series.

Dear Phil… please foot your bill: Ajay Shirke writes to England manager Phil Neal
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

In a letter to England cricket team manager Phil Neal, BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke apologised for the inconvenience caused.

Is Hardik Pandya good enough to play Test cricket?
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

Maybe, Hardik Pandya is the latest in the list of Indian cricket’s endless search for a seam-bowling all-rounder in the longer format.

Supreme Court order aftermath: BCCI asks five states if they can host India-England Tests
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

The board has also said due to the restrictions put by the apex court, they were yet to sign an agreement to incur hospitality expenses for the visitors.

KL Rahul’s injury causes mild headache as selectors meet to pick Test squad
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

KL Rahul’s hamstring creates a bit of suspense about the opening slot as selectors meet to pick Test squad.

MS Dhoni The Untold Story: A Ranchi story that remained untold
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

A segment of MS Dhoni’s close connections, however, feels a bit let down by the “distortion of facts” and his brother Narendra missing from the film.

India vs New Zealand: Neither Virat Kohli’s night, nor Indian cricket team’s
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Over-reliance on Virat Kohli comes to the fore again as India crumble to 19-run defeat after his exit; New Zealand square series 2-2

India vs New Zealand, 4th ODI: Ineffective Axar Patel makes a case for Jayant Yadav
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Jayant Yadav took seven wickets in two unofficial India A Tests in Australia and has been Haryana's stand-out performer.

India vs New Zealand, 4th ODI: It’s either Virat Kohli or bust
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Over last 10 months, Virat Kohli has got little support from his mates — MS Dhoni’s 80 in Mohali was exception

India vs New Zealand: Despite cash crunch, Ranchi ready to host fourth ODI
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

On an average, budget for hosting an ODI is Rs 2 crore. The JSCA’s current annual report shows, the association has sold the ground rights for this game to TCM for Rs 2 crore.

Ranji Trophy 2016: Hasty Delhi find Eden Gardens experience hellish
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Delhi didn’t have the stomach for a fight, looking woefully short of skill and application.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Karnataka build on massive lead at Eden Gardens, Delhi depleted
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Karnataka lead by 324 runs while Delhi has been chasing the game since they were bundled out for 90 in their first innings on Thursday.

BCCI seek Lodha panel’s clarifications before IPL broadcast tenders
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Supreme Court order said the state units under the BCCI shall not be given a single penny until they implement the Lodha reforms in toto.