The Committee of Administrators has issued a show cause notice to the BCCI office-bearers over its Special General Meeting's decision not to allow CEO Rahul Johri to attend the proceedings.
On the morning of the Test, after Ravi Shastri fitted the blue cap over his blonde streaks, he proudly tugged at the logo, showing the number stitched beneath it — 289. A childhood dream was thus realised after several years of struggle, through sheer talent and courage.
Muttiah Muralitharan has stated that under performing youngsters and an unsettling combination of the Lankan side has contributed to its poor run of form.
While Virat Kohli and his men have been clinical in Galle, the home team’s performance — 154/5 in reply to visitors’ first-innings score of 600 — has been abysmal.
The fierce inswinging yorker by Kagiso Rabada saw David Malan attempt to dig out the ball but in vain, as he ultimately fell over on the ground and ball crashed on to the stumps.
Alastair Cook ensured a quality launch to The Oval's 100th Test with an innings of familiar patience and defiance that guided England to 171 for four against South Africa on an absorbing but rain-disrupted opening day of the third Test.
Ekta Bisht revealed that initially she used to play with plastic balls and loved batting. However, it was her coach Liyakat Ali Khan who shifted her focus to bowling.
Indian skipper Mithali Raj spoke to the indianexpress.com and agreed to the fact that such an addition to the backroom staff will definitely help the team since the girls have become celebrities now.
Cheteshwar Pujara becomes fourth Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Shikhar Dhawan to register an innings of 150 or more in Tests in Sri Lanka. Pujara's 153 was his sixth score of 150 or more in Tests.
BCCI general body has entrusted its three principal office-bearers acting president CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry to decide on the next Ombudsman of the board.
Former India captain and CAB President Sourav Ganguly told the media that Jhulan will be felicitated in a big way and the state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be present to do the honours. "The Chief Minister will be coming and we will felicitate Jhulan in a big way."
The Indian women's team may be in the midst of a felicitation spree but country's newest cricket stars still don't know about their next international assignment. There are no home or away series lined up as BCCI is yet to finalise when the team plays next.
Prime Minister said he was happy to interact with the members of the Indian women's cricket team. Narendra Modi on Thursday hosted the women's cricket team and told the players that they made the nation proud like several other "daughters" of the country.
When asked if Olympics would criticise cricket for being a long format game, David White said, "20-20 is a new form and it has captured the world. It is fast and will give smaller countries the opportunity to participate in the tournament."
On April 24, in the final, it was again a Tendulkar show as he cracked 134 to help India defeat Australia and clinch the Cup.
The talking point of the day was Abhinav Mukund's superb reflex catches to dismiss a couple of Sri Lankan batsmen. After wasting a golden opportunity to make an impression with the bat, Indian opener Abhinav Mukund made amends with some brilliant reflex fielding against Sri Lanka on Day2 of the first Test at Galle.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland wants an independent umpire appointed to arbitrate in the pay dispute with the players' union if the long-running impasse isn't resolved. About 230 Australian cricketers have effectively been unemployed since the previous pay deal expired on June 30.
Andra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu uploaded a picture of the occasion and tweeted, "Issued an appointment order to @Pvsindhu1 for the post of Group-1 officer. Hopeful that she'll bring more laurels to the country."
Committee of Administrators served a notice to top BCCI office-bearers, including acting president C K Khanna, for not allowing CEO Rahul Johri to attend its latest SGM. Acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry also received the notice.
After failing with the bat, Abhinav Mukund made amends with some brilliant reflex fielding against Sri Lanka on Day2 of the first Test at Galle. His efforts in the silly-point region helped India bag the wickets of Tharanga and Dickwella.
India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored a solid 153 in the first innings, speaks about his motivation to perform at the highest level, Hardik Pandya, India batsmen playing spin and more. Excerpts:
Skipper Mithali Raj expressed satisfaction over the performance of her side throughout the tournament and said that the grand reception back home has left her overwhelmed.
India consolidated on their strong hold of the first Test and have now in driver's seat against Sri Lanka after they reduced the hosts to 154 for 5, which is 446 runs behind India's first innings total of 600, thanks to some big hitting from lower-order.
Shikhar Dhawan made a comeback in the Test side and didn't waste the opportunity to prove his worth after the left-hander went on to score career best 190 in the first innings against Sri Lanka in Galle.
David Warner said, "This Baggy means the world to me. Myself and all the other cricketers female and male want to get out there and play. We offered $30m of our money to grassroots as a peace plan. It was ignored."
Hardik Pandya made his Test debut for India when he was named in the playing XI for the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday and he revealed how it feels to make a Test debut for his country.
The Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar said in a tweet that 19 batsman had retired hurt after being hit by him but it there was only one batsman that he enjoyed hitting badly. He later revealed the name of the Australian batsman.
Hardik Pandya hit three sixes, which is most by a debut batsman for India in Tests, and five boundaries in his 49-ball fifty while Mohammed Shami notched up three sixes in his run-a-ball 30. India were bowled out for 600.
Alastair Cook remained unbeaten on 82 and was ably supported at the other end by Ben Stokes who was also not out on 21. Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada were once again the pick of the bowlers for the visitors.
Michael Vaughan said after England lost by 340 runs that their side is following a 'gung-ho approach'. "It has been the story of the Test team for two and a half years. They don't seem to be able to read the situation - they have this gung-ho approach."
Manjot Kalra slammed a century and Kamlesh Nagarkoti picked up a 10-wicket haul as the Indian U-19 team notched up a crushing 334-run win over England U-19 side in the opening four-day Test in Chesterfield on Wednesday.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday felicitated the Indian women's cricket team that ended as runners-up in the recently concluded World Cup in England. The Mithali Raj-led side marched their way into the final for the second time in the history but lost to hosts England by 9 runs at Lord's.
The pay dispute between Cricket Australia and Australian Cricketers Association has taken a new turn and the chief executive of CA has now called for an independent arbitration if the confusion isn't resolved in the coming week.
Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal has lashed out at former coach of the national cricket team Waqar Younis, calling him a failure and said he has caused lot of damage to Pakistan cricket during his two tenures as coach.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has received the winner's prize money of 230 million rupees from the International Cricket Council. The Sarfraz Ahmed-led side lifted 2017 Champions Trophy after beating arch rivals India in the final at the Oval.
Sri Lanka were reduced to 154/5 at stumps on Day 2 of the first Test against India at Galle. After bowling out India for 600, the hosts didn't get going with the bat. Tharanga and Mathews did resist with fifties but there wasn't much contribution from others.