Devendra Pandey

Articles By Devendra Pandey

What is it like to play Test cricket under lights? A Ranji champion explains the challenges

22 years before India readies to host its first day-and-night Test, and two decades before the idea was implemented in Test cricket, the 1996-97 Ranji Trophy final — between Mumbai and Delhi — was played under lights, albeit with a white ball. Amol Muzumdar, who scored 144 in the final, dusts up happy memories of the game.

Prithvi Shaw: Back from the ban, with a bang

Prithvi Shaw celebrates his return to competitive cricket with a thrilling 63 off 39 balls against Assam

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly sees no conflict in endorsing IPL sponsor’s rival company

Apart from the issue of promoting such a venture as BCCI president, it was also the case of ambush marketing as Dream11 is an official partner with the board-run Indian Premier League and Ganguly was tweeting about a rival company.

Bowled well this time, hoping to do well with the bat next time, says Shivam Dube

The day after he returns to Mumbai, where he will be playing the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy league games, Dube spoke to The Indian Express on his experience and road ahead.

Five Indian cricketers practise with pink ball today

Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami and Ravindra Jadeja are the five players who opted for the pink-ball practice after the option was put forward to the team selected for the two Tests against Bangladesh.

Once again, board members to get match passes

The practice of giving four pavilion passes to every association – there are 38 of them now – was discontinued last year by CoA but the new Board dispensation has decided to bring it back.

Curtains for IPL opening ceremony, BCCI finds it too costly

Speaking to The Indian Express, a BCCI official said: “The opening ceremonies are a waste of money. The cricket fans don’t seem to be interested, and the performers have to be paid a lot.”

Maharashtra’s youngest MLA hopes he will make Thackerays vote for him in 2024

Siddiqui, a former collegiate cricketer, says he won the first big battle of his life by nicking the Bandra East seat. He defeated Shiv Sena candidate and Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar by 5,790 votes.

BCCI to grant accreditation to former office-bearers for matches

Vinod Rai & Co. had given the authority to BCCI chief executive officer Rahul Johri in distribution of complimentary tickets, a decision which is also likely to be reversed.

Dube-smash: Shivam Dube pips Vijay Shankar

It was fitting that on Thursday when Dube received his first call up to the Indian team, for the three-match T20I against Bangladesh, he was taking the spot of an injured Pandya.

Board’s old guard makes its presence felt

The Lodha Committee recommendations had disqualified most of the old guard, they registered their presence at the BCCI headquarters.

Ramachandra Guha declines paycheck for cricket stint

Guha was to receive Rs 40 lakh and Limaye Rs 50.5 lakh on a pro-rata basis. The CoA will wind up after the BCCI’s annual general meeting and elections Wednesday, according to the apex court.

New BCCI treasurer Arun Thakur wants discussion on ICC revenue model

BCCI members believe that India has lost a lot of revenue under the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators, and India is no longer looked at as the undisputed powerhouse of world cricket.

IPL 2020 may be longer, but could have fewer day matches

In 2017, former India captain and commentator Sunil Gavaskar had expressed his preference for games not finishing too late and the view was also backed by former IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla.

How the Indian team rewards star performers: with business-class tickets

Considering that the fast bowlers are the ones expending the most energy on the field, they arguably deserve to travel in more comfort. Ishant Sharma will also enjoy the extra legroom that business class provides.

Women’s cricket: Selectors fume after being kept out of support staff hiring

The selection committee comprises of Kala (chairman), Anjali Pendharkar, Shashi Gupta, Lopamudra Banerjee and Sudha Shah.

Pay for repair of two FOBs used to enter stadium, else will dismantle: WR to MCA

These two FOBs cater to half of North Stand, Sunil Gavaskar Stand (East Stand) and Vittal Divecha stand. More than 10,000 fans use these bridges while coming to watch any international or IPL game at the stadium.

From maidan tent to world record, Mumbai gets new batting star in Yashasvi Jaiswal

Six years ago, at the age of 11, Jaiswal was staying with groundsmen inside the Muslim United Club’s tent in Mumbai’s iconic Azad Maidan after he was thrown out of a dairy shop where he slept earlier. He was also selling pani puri. And chasing his cricket dream.

CoA recommends independent committee to pick Ombudsman

The CoA also wants to amend the part of the rule that requires the Apex Council to be kept in the loop while seeking redressal of grievances.

CoA suggests dilution of ‘conflict’ clause

A wide number of former players, including Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly were found to be in violation of the conflict of interest clause in the last few months.