Shamik Chakrabarty


India vs New Zealand: Despite cash crunch, Ranchi decked up for 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.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Delhi fail test of technique against Karnataka on Day 1
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Gautam Gambhir’s team bowled out for paltry 90 with Karnataka seamer Sreenath Aravind grabbing four wickets.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: At 32, R Vinay Kumar hopes to do a Ashish Nehra
Thu, Oct 20, 2016

R Vinay Kumar draws inspiration from the Delhi seamer Ashish Nehra and believes he could return to the national side.

BCCI to inspect Visakhapatnam wicket, India-New Zealand 5th ODI could be shifted
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

A pitch inspection is planned for Wednesday and if the surface is proved unfit, India-New Zealand 5th ODI would be shifted.

BCCI remains defiant ahead of Supreme Court hearing
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

BCCI is maintaining a rigid stance ahead of the hearing and continue to put the onus of not complying with the Court’s orders on their members.

On SGM eve, fractures emerge in BCCI’s united stand against reforms
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Few members within the BCCI have opted to side completely with the Lodha committee recommendations.

Lodha Panel has created misunderstanding between BCCI and Supreme Court, says Ajay Shirke
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Ajay Shirke added that BCCI is explaining the pure technical difficulties and seeking appropriate guidelines and directions from the Supreme Court .

Enough in reserve, state associations don’t lose sleep over cash freeze
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Supreme Court barred the BCCI from releasing funds to 12 state associations if the Lodha committee reforms are not fully implemented.

BCCI takes exception to Lodha panel’s use of ‘extravaganza’ to describe IPL
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

In a letter to the members sent, BCCI president Anurag Thakur said he was pained at the 'frivolous comments' about the T20 league.

BCCI vs Lodha panel judgement day: Before Supreme Court hearing, Anurag Thakur, Ajay Shirke fire salvos
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Ajay Shirke's letter to the panel secretary Gopal Sankaranarayanan, said that the decision of the cricket board’s bankers to freeze the accounts was the based on the Committee’s email.

Justice Lodha panel, BCCI fight over ‘account freeze’, leave India-New Zealand series in limbo
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Supreme Court-appointed committee asks state cricket units not to touch money transferred by the Indian cricket board.

BCCI trying to take cricket, players and fans for ransom, suggests Lodha panel secretary
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Lodha panel secretary Gopal Sankaranarayanan has clarified that large funds cannot be distributed to state associations.

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha the biggest gains, says Virat Kohli
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Winning is very important to him but like most captains Virat Kohli wants success through a collective effort.

India vs New Zealand: India climb atop Test rankings with emphatic win at Eden
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

India capture series and go top of Test rankings with an emphatic 178-run win over New Zealand on day four of the second Test at Eden Gardens.

India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma finds his lost paradise at Eden Gardens
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Rohit Sharma has a century on Test debut, the ODI world record 264 against Sri Lanka, a Ranji Trophy double hundred at Eden.

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Going gets tough, but India get going
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

On a day of intense cricket, mature knocks from Rohit, captain Kohli and Saha help revive the home team from a spot of bother, stretch the lead to 339

Ind vs NZ, 2nd Test: In the company of lower-order, Wriddhiman Saha again reinforces his utility
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

Wriddhiman Saha is a level-headed enough to not to let praise get to his head; he never took criticisms personally or sweated over it too much either.

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: In rain, Bhuvneshwar Kumar leaves Kiwis high and dry
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

Wriddhiman Saha lays platform with a belligerent 54 not out before Bhuvneshwar Kumar reduces New Zealand to 128/7 on a rain-splashed day.

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Black Caps show craft; India graft at Eden Gardens
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

New Zealand end the day on top, but India's plight could have been worse if not for the 141-run association between Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane.

From Christchurch to Kolkata: How Matt Henry penned his own script in cricket
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

Matt Henry was not in the original New Zealand squad for India series and received the call-up as Tim Southee’s replacement.

India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli warms up to DRS, but conditions apply
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Virat Kohli's predecessor, MS Dhoni, though has been a longstanding critic of DRS and has come up with various explanations to defend his strong opinion.

India vs New Zealand: Open and shut case for opener Shikhar Dhawan
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

With Gautam Gambhir on stand-by and an injured KL Rahul expected to return soon, Shikhar Dhawan must make the most of his chances.

India vs New Zealand: Anil Kumble contradicts Virat Kohli on Cheteshwar Pujara about strike-rate
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

In Kanpur, Cheteshwar Pujara had scored 62 and 78 in India’s 197-run victory with strike-rates of 56.88 and 51.31 respectively.

India vs New Zealand: Reverse gear from selectors by picking up Gautam Gambhir
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Selectors seen to have missed a trick by picking Gautam Gambhir while ignoring the claims of Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, Abhinav Mukund.

Gautam Gambhir replaces injured KL Rahul in India’s Test squad against New Zealand
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Within a week of the selection committee overhaul, the new panel has brought back Gautam Gambhir to the national team fold.

India vs New Zealand: Overcast Eden Gardens promises relief to parched pacers
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

India-New Zealand second Test is the first time a match is being played at Eden Gardens in the month of September.

R Ashwin – Mr Adaptability is match winner with a big heart
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

R Ashwin had a bruise on his right hand but that didn't stop him from hurting the New Zealand batting.

BCCI files petition in Supreme Court against Lodha panel report
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

BCCI's curative petition, meant to ensure there’s no miscarriage of justice and to prevent abuse of process, may be filed after a review petition.

Test cricket made Sunil Gavaskar and without him there would have been no Sachin Tendulkar
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Sunil Gavaskar, who gave Indian cricket its self-respect, filled the void upon his arrival in 1971.

On BCCI AGM agenda, proposals that are in violation of Lodha panel ‘restrictions’
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

The Lodha panel, however, will keep a close eye on the proceedings.

Not everybody loves Shashank Manohar
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Is Shashank Manohar a hero or a villian, or simply a man who has read the moment well? Shamik Chakrabarty weighs in.

Dave Richardson claims BCCI sought ICC intervention on Lodha diktats
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

David Richardson claimed that Anurag Thakur had verbally requested Shashank Manohar to write a letter to BCCI related to Lodha panel.

India is a global power in cricket… position cannot be compromised: BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke has clarified the board's stance on revenue sharing, opposition with the ICC and his meeting with N Srinivasan.