Sandeep Dwivedi

Articles By Sandeep Dwivedi

Ishant Sharma 2.0: How India’s senior-most pacer rebooted and upgraded in 2018

Ishant Sharma is a much better bowler than he was six years ago and he has his close-knit support system to thank for emerging from the biggest nightmare of his career.

‘I saw the making of Cheteshwar Pujara’

Sandeep Dwivedi grew up in a house that overlooked the ground where an 8-year old Cheteshwar Pujara learnt to bat from his cricket-tragic father. He witnessed the baby steps taken by India’s No.3, closely followed his rise up the ranks and has watched him bat around the world.

India vs Australia: His father-cum-coach in hospital, Cheteshwar Pujara kept focus

The 68-year-old former first-class player and Cheteshwar Pujara's only coach since the time he was barely seven, missed watching his son's most significant inning.

After Neeraj Chopra’s coach Uwe Hohn red flags delays, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore steps in

Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Rajyavardhan Rathore, the Olympic silver medallist shooter-turned-politician, said he would “leave no stone unturned for our Olympics hopes”.

What to expect in 2019, Sports: World Cup now, Olympics to follow

India cricket team may not yet have delivered fully on the promise it has shown in Tests, but the same factors working against it in the longer version could prove to be its advantages in the 50-over big event. In track and field, Neeraj Chopra is the talent to look out for.

Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal: Sanjeev Chawla, the one that got away

18 years after an extortion probe and a tapped phone led them to Hansie Cronje and one of cricket’s biggest match-fixing scandals, Indian authorities may finally lay hands on the bookie at the centre of it all.

Diana Edulji, Vinod Rai making a spectacle of themselves: Justice RM Lodha

The retired SC judge R Lodha said that if the differences between Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji were irreconcilable, they should have asked for urgent intervention from the court.

Does CoA chief Vinod Rai have veto powers over fellow members, questions Diana Edulji

Ramachandra Guha points out that Vinod Rai might have “certain superiority” because of his position but decisions should be “made through consensus” and “he should be taking others along with him”.

The Mahi Way: The outsider who took on Indian cricket’s high and mighty

As speculation over MS Dhoni’s retirement does the rounds, a look at the story of the outsider who took on Indian cricket’s high and mighty and went on to chart his own course to success.

We, the chokers

Why do India’s hockey players, and its cricketers, freeze at the finishing line?

Questions Over BCCI secretary’s Travel Allowance/Daily Allowance: 110 days, Rs 25 Lakh

In the half-yearly official expense sheet and email exchanges, BCCI spent nearly Rs 1 crore on official engagements of its top three office-bearers, of which 50 per cent was spent on TA/DA allowance.

Imran Khan: Cricket’s master puppeteer

Imran Khan was known to be his own man; but in a country largely run by the generals, it remains to be seen how the former all-rounder will fare.

Delhi cricket polls may be invalidated, violations under scrutiny: Vinod Rai

While the election saw family members of several DDCA officials - some of them tainted - file nominations, the appointment of the ombudsman was done on the final day of polling.

Will go to court if Amitabh Chaudhary fails to report ICC meet minutes: Vinod Rai

The chairman of Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators, Vinod Rai, tells The Indian Express about the challenges, obstacles and high-points of his two-year stint.

CoA chairman Vinod Rai, Justice Lodha cry foul at DDCA ‘kith kin’ elections

CoA head Vinod Rai and drafter of proposed reforms Justice Lodha flag conflict-of-interest, say DDCA elections could be stayed or annulled.

ECB’s 100 Ball Project: A passing thought or the next revolution in cricket?

IPL matches are dragging into the yawning nights. Just as England is floating yet another shorter format - 100 balls a side, with two halves. Will India diss it and then start to dig it, like it did T20?

Bring BCCI under RTI Act, says Law Commission

Law Commission has recommended to the Union Law Ministry that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) be brought under the Right To Information.

BCCI under RTI Act is already the law of the land: Justice RM Lodha

Justice RM Lodha has said that the Law Commission's recommendation of bringing BCCI under the RTI Act was virtually the implementation of the 2016 Supreme Court order.

Not Quite Cricket, ICC

Ban on Kagiso Rabada follows the rules of the Council, betrays the spirit of the game

India in South Africa: Sights and sounds of the rainbow nation

The Virat Kohli-led Indian won the third and final Test against South Africa in Johannesburg. A nerve-fraying series aside, SANDEEP DWIVEDI absorbs the sights and sounds on the tip of the continent.