Curator Daljit Singh has retired a happy man after 22 years of service to Indian cricket who received flak on multiple occasions. More recently, in 2017, for preparing a rank turner for the India-Australia Test series opener in Pune where the hosts suffered a massive 333-run defeat with the match getting over well inside three days.
This was after 12 cricketers, including national and international, reported corrupt approaches in the last one year, the Tamil Nadu Premier League came under scanner for suspect activity and a woman cricketer reported an approach from a bookie.
Among those contacted by potential match-fixers include a present India woman cricketer, eight players from TNPL, two from the Karnataka Premier League and one from the Mumbai T20 League, making this the busiest year ever for ACU officials.
The Supreme Court appointed four administrators to run BCCI in India. The 4 member panel includes former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai, historian Ramachandra Guha, ex-woman cricket captain Diana Edulji, and MD of IDFC Bank Vikram Limaye. The panel will be headed by Vinod Rai. Vikram Limaye and BCCI Joint Secretary Amitabh […]
BCCI president Shashank Manohar has resigned from his post. He had taken over as the cricket body’s president after the demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya in October 2015. This was his second stint as the head of the cricketing body. He has previously served as ICC president as well. In a letter addressed to BCCI secretary […]
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.
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.
Haryana off-spinner Ajit Chandila was slapped with a life ban for his involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, while Mumbai batsman Hiken Shah was handed a five-year suspension for making a corrupt approach to a fellow player as the BCCI disciplinary committee sealed their fate after a meeting in Mumbai on Monday. However, the […]
LAST MONTH, when two new IPL franchises were unveiled, BCCI president Shashank Manohar dismissed charges of any conflict of interest on the part of former India captain Sourav Ganguly. The question arose as Ganguly is an IPL governing council member and co-owner of a football team in the Indian Super League (ISL) with Sanjiv Goenka, […]
Long before boos rang at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on a muggy March evening, Narayanaswami Srinivasan had become one of the most unpopular men in world cricket. It was the World Cup final presentation ceremony. Srinivasan was persona non grata in the Indian board after the Supreme Court had barred from holding any post in […]
EVEN as Indian cricket mourns the loss of the most dynamic administrator to have held its reins, the passing away of the ailing Jagmohan Dalmiya has left the dynamics of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in a state of ambiguity. Ideally, the solution to ‘what happens next?’ question on the vacant […]