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Saturday, August 08, 2020

Devendra Pandey


Explained: IPL’s financial model, and how the withdrawal of Vivo impacts the balance sheets of franchises
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

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.

BCCI does not have a women’s selection panel to pick T20 Challenge team
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

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.

IPL 2020 in the UAE: How will this year’s tournament be different?
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

IPL 2020 Start Date: The governing council of the league confirmed that this year's tournament will be held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah from September 19 to November 10.

Cricket world’s richest board BCCI hasn’t paid its star players in 10 months
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

The BCCI's 27 elite contracted players are yet to receive the first of the quarterly installments due since October last year.

Cricket world’s richest board hasn’t paid its star players in 10 months
Sun, Aug 02, 2020

The BCCI's 27 elite contracted players are yet to receive the first of the quarterly installments due since October last year.

‘If we are not seen praising iconic players, fans tend to assume that we are antagonistic’
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

Sanjay Manjrekar is ‘happy to apologise’ for his reinstatement in the BCCI commentary panel.

IPL in time of Covid: No fans, 4 tests in two weeks for players
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

These are some of the key norms in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by the Indian cricket board to be sent soon to IPL franchise owners for the T20 tournament that is expected to be held in the UAE from September to November.

When Ajit Agarkar turned Lion at Lord’s in 2002
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Undaunted by the Bombay Duck nickname, Ajit Agarkar went onto play a blithe innings to roar his way to the Lord's Honours Board in one of the most entertaining hundreds by an Indian tailender.

Baroda call off camp after player’s kin tests positive
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

All the usual precautions were taken. When the players enter the ground, they had to undergo thermal screening. Also, the players had to regularly update about their health to the officials.

3TC: Game in Centurion, commentary box in Vadodara, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

The three former India cricketers, along with anchor Sapru, called the 3TC Solidarity Cup from Centurion in South African in Hindi. Adding to the logistical nightmare was the location of producers and technical director, who were based in Mysore and Mumbai respectively.

Saba Karim resigns from General Manager Cricket Operations BCCI
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

While the reason to end his tenure isn’t known, it was clear the regime in BCCI wanted to work with a new set of professionals.

IPL 2020 to be held in UAE, conditions apply
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah apprised the members at the Apex Council meeting on Friday.

Niranjan Shah wants salary cap for guest players after Sheldon Jackson leaves Saurashtra for Puducherry
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

The comments of the veteran Saurashtra Cricket Association administrator were triggered by Sheldon Jackson, one of Saurashtra’s top batsmen, leaving for Puducherry for a higher pay cheque.

Pandemic forces football coaches to sell vegetables and kebabs
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

The pandemic means football academies don’t require services of coaches at least until the situation normalises. Three football coaches from Mumbai have been forced to fend for themselves in other ways.

Hemang Amin appointed BCCI’s interim CEO
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The BCCI is expected to get a new CEO in the next two months. Amin, who used to report to Johri, has been handling operations division of IPL since 2017.

BCCI accepts CEO Rahul Johri’s resignation
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Johri had tendered his resignation to BCCI secretary Jay Shah a few months ago and his tenure was supposed to end in April. However, the board decided to give him an interim extension.

BCCI asks police to probe Dream 11 ‘link’ in fake T20 league
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

The ACU also asked the investigators to look into the role of FanCode, a streaming website that live broadcast the Uva T20 League shown as being held in Sri Lanka but actually played at a local club ground in Sawara village close to Mohali.

MCA wants Sunil Gavaskar in panel to appoint coaches
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

Sources in the MCA informed that the association will go ahead with its plan to appoint coaches for the season once they receive their consent.

BCCI’s plea in SC, nominee of CAG raises red flag on Jay Shah’s presence in top meeting
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

In her letter, Bharadwaj, who is the first CAG nominee in the BCCI after implementation of the Justice R M Lodha reforms, said for the meeting, the joint secretary “would be presumably officiating as secretary after vacation of secretary BCCI post”.

MCA seeks MU’s Kalina ground for cricketing activity
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

With Azad Maidan taken over for Mumbai Metro project, MCA relies on Cross Maidan, Oval and Shivaji Park to host maximum of their competitive games. Now, the MCA wants to sign a memorandum of understanding with MU to use their ground.

Ganguly brand role raises conflict of interest issues
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

JSW Sports, the sports arm of the business conglomerate JSW Group, is, along with the GMR Group, the joint owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals.

Ankeet Chavan asks BCCI, MCA to reconsider life ban
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

The BCCI disciplinary committee had found three Rajasthan Royals players - Sreesanth, Chavan, and Ajit Chandila - guilty of spot-fixing in the IPL and had handed them life bans in 2013.

MCA writes to Maharashtra government, asks when can cricket restart
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

In a letter sent to Chief Minister on Friday, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has requested the state government to issue standard operating procedures alongwith further directions.

Wasim Jaffer appointed Uttarakhand head coach
Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Wasim Jaffer, the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy, is set to coach Uttarakhand for one season. Earlier this year, he had announced retirement after playing for over two decades.

Sachin Tendulkar was stunned when he saw Sushant Singh Rajput bat: Kiran More
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

From the helicopter shot to the push to cover and his glovework, Kiran More spent many months explaining Sushant Singh Rajput the nuances of MS Dhoni's batting in 2016.