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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.