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Virat Kohli bats for rotation in Covid times
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Virat Kohli drove home his point at a time when player rotation, especially by the England team during the ongoing series, has become a matter of debate.

BCCI’s fear of farmer protests saw Mohali losing out as IPL venue
Wed, Mar 03, 2021

A top BCCI official told The Indian Express that an agitation in or around the stadium would 'attract attention of the global media'.

India to relook day-night Tests after players red-flag pink ball
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Skids faster, visibility an issue; BCCI says taking feedback seriously

Right pace, skidding on, bowling on a spot: Axar’s smarts
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

There is a curious thing he does with the ball. Most left-arm spinners’ variations can be picked by the seam position.

At home… finally: Jasprit Bumrah set to play in front of childhood friends & family
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

After playing 18 Tests, 67 ODIs and 50 T20Is, and five years after his international debut, Bumrah will be finally playing at his home ground in Ahmedabad.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Three players test positive for COVID-19
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

A player each from Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra teams participating in the Vijay Hazare Trophy has tested positive for Covid-19.

Axar Patel — the family’s hero, literally
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Axar Patel has had some tough times but enjoyed a dream Test debut and now prepares to play at home.

Mumbai: ‘Party should contest on its own… has strong cadre’, says Zeeshan Siddique
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

"I am a true Congressman, and being part of the MVA is that there are like-minded youngsters along with me in other parties of the MVA. There is Aaditya (Thackeray), Rituraj (Patil), we have great bonding with each other." Congress MLA Zeeshan Siddique.

Explained: How will the Motera pitch influence the race to World Test Championship final?
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

India vs England: With the series locked 1-1, the third Test assumes crucial significance in deciding the fate of the rubber and the one remaining spot in the World Test Championship (WTC) final.

Half-asleep, Rahul Tewatia didn’t know about Team India selection
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

"Tera India mein selection hogaya hai," is how Yuzvendra Chahal put it. Rahul Tewatia thought he was playing a prank. He only believed Chahal, when he showed him the news feed on his phone.

India vs England: Motera Stadium to have turning track for pink ball Test
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

If the England team was expecting to bounce right back, thinking that the pink ball and conditions will suit their strengths, they are likely to be disappointed with the pitch on offer at Motera.

Tempo driver’s son Chetan Sakariya misses late brother on the day he bags Rs 1.20 crore IPL contract
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Chetan Sakariya says that the unexpected windfall of Rs 1.20 crore will change his life but he still felt empty.

New Motera stadium: Big in every sense
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

At the world’s biggest cricket stadium having a capacity of 1,10,000, a batsman will have to first climb down 80- odds steps from the dressing room perched high over the sightscreen and then take a long walk on the sprawling oval to reach the central square.

Explained: Why replacing Bumrah with Siraj for second Chepauk Test was not a bad idea
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

By selecting a rank rookie over the world's leading new ball bowler, India followed cricket's global trend of resting and rotating players keeping in mind their workload. Here's understanding the Indian pace department's big switch.

Iqbal Abdullah claims Uttarakhand manager allowed maulvi in dressing room
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

The maulvi’s visit has come under the scanner in wake of Uttarakhand coach Wasim Jaffer’s resignation and subsequent allegations that he had “communalised” the team atmosphere.

Communal angle sad, says Wasim Jaffer after quitting as Uttarakhand coach
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

On Wednesday, a day after Jaffer, in his resignation letter, accused Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) officials of pushing “undeserving players”, the state unit's secretary, Mahim Verma, said he had received feedback from the team that Jaffer had “communalised” the dressing room atmosphere and “favoured” Muslim players.

Days before Vijay Hazare Trophy, Wasim Jaffer resigns as Uttarakhand coach
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Wasim Jaffer was appointed to the position last March after he had announced his retirement from all forms of the sport. The Uttarakhand Cricket Association is yet to accept his resignation.

BCCI anti-graft unit wants crackdown on mini-IPLs
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

The Indian Express has learnt that ACU chief Ajit Singh has spoken to BCCI officials to find a solution to curb corruption in these leagues.

Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah may be used sparingly ahead of T20 World Cup
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah are one-of-a-kind players who don't have ready-made replacements.

BCCI will let fans back in stadium for Motera Test on Feb 24
Mon, Feb 01, 2021

This could possibly be the first time that the cricket board is opening the doors of a stadium for the public in an international game after the Covid outbreak early last year.

No Ranji Trophy this season, BCCI opts for 50-over Vijay Hazare
Sat, Jan 30, 2021

The Ranji Trophy won't be held during the truncated 2020-21 season, instead the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to conduct the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy and the senior women's One-day tournament.

BJP begins drive to raise funds for construction of Ram Mandir
Mon, Jan 25, 2021

The BJP has sent a letter to its units across the city, asking them to collect funds from Rs 10 to Rs 1,500. Donations of more than Rs 2,000, the letter said, would be made online.

Shardul Thakur: ‘We knew their bowlers weren’t rested, and were getting tired’
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

Reaching home at Palghar, Shardul Thakur spoke to The Indian Express about his crucial 67 runs in the first innings at Gabba, and the 7-wkt match haul.

For cricket stars, new test: 2 km in 8.30 minutes
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

According to the new norm, the benchmark for fast bowlers is 8 minutes and 15 seconds. For batsmen, wicket-keepers and spinners, the standard will be 8 minutes and 30 seconds. The minimum yo-yo level for all remains at 17.1.

Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of Test series against England
Thu, Jan 21, 2021

India is scheduled to play four Tests, five T20 Internationals and three ODIs starting February 5. The first two Tests will be played in Chennai while the next two will be in Ahmedabad.