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Sunday, August 09, 2020



BCCI eyes start of domestic season from November 19

August 09, 2020 8:42 pm

The delay in the beginning of the domestic season means that only Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Ranji Trophy (December 13 to March 10) comprising of 245 games will be played.

Explained: IPL's financial model, and how the withdrawal of Vivo impacts the balance sheets of franchises

August 09, 2020 10:31 am

Vivo, the Chinese smartphone maker, acquired the IPL title sponsorship in 2018 for Rs 2,199 crore in a five-year deal. Accordingly, the company gives the Indian cricket board Rs 439 crore per year as sponsorship commitment.

It's official: BCCI, Vivo suspend IPL title sponsorship ties for 2020

August 06, 2020 5:46 pm

IPL 2020 will be played over 53 days in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

Explained: The how and why of age fraud and verification

August 05, 2020 10:35 am

Up until the age of 17 for boys and 15 for girls, science can provide a rough estimate about the true age of a child, give or take a year.

BCCI does not have a women's selection panel to pick T20 Challenge team

August 06, 2020 3:11 pm

The BCCI had asked for candidates with experience of playing for India and who have retired at least five years ago to apply for the post. With Covid-19 pandemic, the BCCI didn't conduct any interviews for women's selection committee.

BCCI needs to be more specific in communication: Anjum Chopra on women's cricket

August 04, 2020 1:02 pm

Anjum Chopra welcomed the Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI's decision to hold the women's event in the UAE alongside the IPL, which will run from September 19 to November 10.

Don't expect me that I'm 65 years old, so I will lock myself in a room: Arun Lal

August 04, 2020 11:12 pm

BCCI's SoP: Arun Lal, 65, in fact gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi's example as to how he at his age (69) is running the country.

Fudged age? Admit and play: BCCI presents Voluntary Disclosure Scheme 

August 04, 2020 3:16 pm

The scheme allows those who own up to play in the older age group and avoid 2-year-ban.

'Disrespectful': BCCI faces backlash for retaining Chinese sponsors for IPL 2020

August 04, 2020 3:15 pm

The BCCI had earlier said that it would reconsider its Chinese sponsorships for IPL 2020 in the wake of the Eastern Ladakh clash, which led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers on June 15.

With IPL Challenge proposal, women's cricket has its Steffi Graf moment

August 04, 2020 3:15 pm

With Indian and Australian boards set to tussle to enlist the talent for their respective T20 showpieces which will clash, it's time for the women to let money decide where they will head.


BCCI Annual awards: Jasprit Bumrah, Poonam Yadav receive top awards

January 13, 2020 11:03 am

Jasprit Bumrah on Sunday headlined the BCCI Annual Awards function, grabbing the prestigious Polly Umrigar award apart from annexing the Dilip Sardesai honour for his exploits in international cricket in the 2018-19 season.

Sourav Ganguly takes charge as 39th BCCI President

October 24, 2019 7:02 am

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday officially took over as the 39th President of the BCCI, becoming the biggest name to head the world’s richest cricket board.

Ravi Shastri named India coach till 2019 World Cup

July 12, 2017 9:48 am

Ravi Shastri was announced as the new India head coach. Shastri along with Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput was interviewed by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

Anurag Thakur replaces Shashank Manohar as BCCI president

May 22, 2016 3:53 pm

BJP MP Anurag Thakur has been elected unopposed as the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.


Sports should be free from political prejudice: BCCI secretary

March 01, 2016 8:38 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Speaking on the Himachal Government’s demand for a change in venue of the match between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said sports should be free from every political prejudice. Thakur said the venues of the T20 World Cup matches were decided one year in advance, adding that there is no point of raising an objection now. He emphasised that showing the disability to organise the match between the two nations will definitely tarnish the image of India.

Would like to finish tour strongly: Virat Kohli

January 22, 2016 12:06 pm

Sydney, Jan 22 (ANI): The Indian Cricket team is trailing behind in the five-match ODI series by 4-0, but vice-captain Virat Kohli is optimistic about the remaining matches. Addressing a press conference in Sydney on Friday, Kohli said the team has played competitive cricket so far, but has not been able to capitalise important moments. Giving credit to Australia, Kohli added that international cricket is all about capitalising key moments, which the hosts have done better. Kohli became the fastest batsman in the world to reach 7,000 ODI runs. He achieved the mark in 161 innings beating AB de Villiers’ 166 innings. When asked about this, Kohli said that he doesn’t pay attention to statistics.