Shamik Chakrabarty


Players not eligible for share from BCCI’s IPL revenues, says financial firm Deloitte
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) had tasked the Deloitte to make recommendations and create an “operating manual” for the BCCI — a draft handbook on core principles and policies for administration of the cricket board. The BCCI, meanwhile, has effectively discarded Kumble’s recommendation.

Kumble-Kohli issue should have been managed better: Vikram Limaye
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

he Kohli-Kumble situation could have been managed better, the outgoing Committee of Administrators (COA) member Vikram Limaye said, as he bade adieu to his colleagues in the Committee and the BCCI on Saturday.

Sourav Ganguly says Zaheer Khan in, COA says not yet, BCCI says don’t know
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

“Zaheer was contacted for 150 days per year,” Ganguly told reporters. A COA member stressed that the CAC is recommendatory and the final decision related to the appointment of coaches and consultants lies with the Supreme Court-appointed committee.

In consultation with Virat Kohli, CAC picked the best person: Sourav Ganguly
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Sourav Ganguly confirmed that Cricket Advisory Committee took a unanimous decision to pick Ravi Shastri as the Indian team head coach. Apart from selecting Shastri, the CAC also recommended Zaheer Khan as a bowling coach and Rahul Dravid as batting consultant for overseas Tests.

To make BCCI & state associations fall in line, CoA asks Supreme Court to invoke Article 142
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

By invoking Article 142, the Supreme Court can enforce its decrees and orders if it becomes necessary for doing complete justice. The CoA feels it is now the only option left to end the BCCI’s, also state bodies’, defiance.

CoA status report on BCCI: Full list of their requests to Supreme Court
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Here is the list of requests made by Committee of Administrators to the Supreme Court in their status report on Board of Control for Cricket in India.

In status report to Supreme Court, CoA requests to impose new constitution; urges Court to take note of ‘disruptive conduct of disqualified persons’
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

In its fourth status report submitted before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the COA has made a request to invoke Article 142 of the Constitution of India to impose new constitution as per the Lodha Committee recommendations on the cricket board and state associations.

BCCI SGM to discuss Lodha reforms postponed, confirms acting president CK Khanna
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

As per the BCCI constitution, president’s consent for a formal meeting of the general body is mandatory. An informal gathering won’t have the locus standi to take any decision. .

We have tried everything, BCCI members aren’t coming around: CoA to tell Supreme Court
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

The SC-appointed CoA has taken strong exception to the BCCI scrapping Tuesday’s Special General Meeting (SGM), which became an eventuality following Tamil Nadu Cricket Association’s (TNCA) objection to the proposed general body proceedings.

Ravi Shastri favourite as CAC meets today to pick India coach
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The deadline extension hasn’t gone down well with the Committee of Administrators (CoA). As reported by the this paper, COA member Diana Edulji had formally asked BCCI CEO Rahul Johri about the rationale behind extending the timeline.

MCC committee: Do we need windows for Test matches?
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

The MCC World Cricket Committee met at Lord’s on July 3 and 4, ahead of the first Test between England and South Africa that commenced in front of a full house at the ‘home of cricket’ on Thursday. The Committee, headed by its outgoing chairman Mike Brearley, even contemplated a separate window for the format

Ahead of Tamil Nadu Premier League auction, another BCCI missive
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Ahead of the TNPL player draft, the BCCI has sent a letter to TNCA, reiterating its stand that the local T20 tournament can’t have outstation players on board even if they are registered to play the Tamil Nadu cricket league.

In Kolkata, football league tussle has unusual players: TMC, BJP
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has urged the two giants — Mohun Bagan, East Bengal — to join the Indian Super League. However, in the event of them joining ISL, Bagan and Bengal will have to leave Kolkata. 

Committee of Administrators to come down hard on BCCI
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Indian board’s reluctance to implement Lodha reforms doesn’t go down well with SC-appointed panel. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) will submit a status report before the Supreme Court based on the outcome of the BCCI's SGM in Mumbai on Monday.

Even with Committee of Administrators in charge, BCCI no closer to implementing Lodha reforms, says Ajay Shirke
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

On October 1, last year, the BCCI had held an SGM, with the implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations being the sole agenda. Ajay Shirke proposed the absolute implementation of the reforms and then BCCI president Anurag Thakur seconded it.

BCCI sticks to it’s non-cooperation mood on Lodha Committee recommendations
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The CoA had also “requested” the BCCI members to adopt the new constitution through a written communication. But the SGM on Monday didn’t take any decisive call and stuck to its defiance against the absolute implementation of the Lodha panel recommendations.

BCCI to head governance committee of ICC
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

The ICC Board met on the final day of the Full Council in London on Friday and decided to form a new Governance Committee, with India heading it.

N Srinivasan to represent TNCA at CoA meeting, SGM
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

All these have prompted some members to seek Srinivasan’s ‘help’, to have a discussion with the COA and then take the matter forward to the SGM.

ICC gifts BCCI a $112 million sweetener
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Board will receive $405 million in the new revenue sharing model, much more than what was ratified by the ICC in April

It’s over between coach Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli-led India
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

The CAC comprising Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly indeed wanted to extend Kumble’s contract till the 2019 World Cup. But they eventually had to backtrack, seemingly on the face of Kohli’s disapproval.

Delhi Daredevils’ owners and Shah Rukh Khan become stakeholders in South Africa’s T20 Global League
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Delhi Daredevils owners GMR Group snapped up the Johannesburg franchise, while Shah Rukh Khan and the co-owners of Kolkata Knight Riders will have Cape Town, and their team will be called Cape Town Knight Riders.

India vs Pakistan: If Lord’s 2010 was Mohammad Amir’s hour of shame, The Oval 2017 saw his redemption
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

In a lively opening spell, Mohammad Amir scalped India's top-order - Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli - and put the defending champions on the mat early in the 339-run chase at The Oval on Sunday.

National cricket coaches to get two-year contracts, no IPL stints, decides CoA
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

If Rahul Dravid, for example, gets a contract extension as India ‘A’ and India U-19 teams coach, he will have to part ways with Delhi Daredevils, where he has been the mentor for the last couple of seasons.

India vs Sri Lanka: India’s defeat to Sri Lanka doesn’t deserve the criticism
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

Sri Lanka overhauled a victory target of 322 runs, set by India, with eight balls to spare, losing just three wickets to earn two points from the game and throw the Group B of Champions Trophy wide open with one match remaining for each team.

BCCI’s Committee of Administrators to issue do’s and don’ts on conflict of interest issue
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

According to a BCCI insider, framing the conflict of interest guidelines is a not a reaction to Ramachandra Guha's resignation from the COA and his email in which he tore into the superstardom in Indian cricket and the allied conflicts of interest.

Virat Kohli had questions on Anil Kumble’s appointment, says ex-BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

The BCCI eventually persuaded Indian captain Virat Kohli to accept the choice made by its Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) but gave Anil Kumble a one-year contract.

Anil Kumble gets five out of five, but has to go through the ‘process’
Fri, May 26, 2017

Anil Kumble was appointed in June last year and began his stint with a 2-0 Test series victory in West Indies.

IPL 2017: Uncapped Indian players come to terms with top-grade cricket
Mon, May 22, 2017

Uncapped Indian shine at the big stage with performances that made impact throughout the IPL season.

Pay hike for players, coach: Anil Kumble meets administrators
Mon, May 22, 2017

Kumble has demanded Rs 7.5 crore per annum for the Team India head coach and a 150 per cent hike in retainer ship fees for Grade A players.

MI vs KKR, Qualifier 2: Mumbai Indians take a fast local to enter fourth IPL final
Sat, May 20, 2017

Mumbai Indians chased down Kolkata Knight Riders’ 107 in just 14.3 overs and six wickets in hand to book final berth.

IPL Eliminator, SRH vs KKR: Post six-over chase, BCCI to revisit IPL rain rule
Fri, May 19, 2017

KKR knocked out defending champions SRH in a truncated six-over run chase to set up a virtual semi-final against the Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2017: How the costliest players fared for their teams
Tue, May 16, 2017

A total of 66 players had been sold at the auction in February for a little over Rs 91 crore.

Don’t read too much into IPL form, playing for country evokes different passion
Mon, May 15, 2017

Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja go into the ICC Champions Trophy after a poor IPL but playing for India is likely to do wonders.

IPL 2017, KKR vs MI: The more things change for Mumbai Indians
Sun, May 14, 2017

Twelve matches and 37 days later Ambati Rayudu got a game because Mumbai rested six key players.

Not liable to compensate as there was no formal agreement: BCCI tells PCB
Thu, May 11, 2017

The BCCI reiterated that bilateral cricket with Pakistan was subject to Government approval, something that was not in the board’s control.

IPL 2017, GL vs DD: Shreyas Iyer’s 96 helps Delhi Daredevils pip Gujarat Lions
Thu, May 11, 2017

Shreyas Iyer’s 57-ball 96 snatches a two-wicket victory from the clutches of defeat in Kanpur for Delhi Daredevils.