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Sandeep Dwivedi


You can overeat, lose motivation, be on social media to run away from isolation: Paddy Upton
Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Sports psychologist Paddy Upton explains the ‘mental exhaustion’ from staying in a bio-bubble for a long time.

IPL 2020: How Bubble Game is impacting the superstars
Sun, Sep 20, 2020

The IPL, Indian cricket’s biggest blockbuster is off to a start, shorn of high jinks due to Covid-19. The Indian Express goes behind the scenes to find out how 75 days of staying locked up, monitored by CCTVs and Bluetooth wristbands, is impacting the game’s superstars.

MS Dhoni logs out with a 16-word post on Instagram: ‘consider me as retired’
Sun, Aug 16, 2020

Dhoni was last seen wearing India colours in July last year when he left the field after his heartbreakingly close runout in the World Cup semi-final, a dismissal that dashed a billion dreams.

Indian cricketers are not having the best of times as former greats turned out to be disappointing administrators
Thu, Aug 13, 2020

On the field, thanks to their extraordinary sporting skill set, they could be impeccably organised and outstandingly inspirational. Away from it, like most mortals, they would have their weaknesses and weak moments.

IPL is not a mental COVID-19 vaccine
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Expecting IPL to lift spirits flagging in pandemic is as much about over-estimation of cricket’s healing power as it is about under-estimating this crisis.

‘Sanjeev Chawla’s non-cooperation proves his guilt’
Sun, May 24, 2020

The prime accused, Sanjeev Chawla, in Hansie Cronje match-fixing case of 2000 didn’t divulge any details even when confronted with evidence, says chargesheet.

Home will become stadium as Star gears up for challenge of empty stands in IPL
Thu, May 14, 2020

While the European football leagues flirt with the idea of CGI fans and cardboard cut-outs to liven up games played behind closed doors, Star wants to keep it real in case IPL Season 13 takes place later this year.

‘Everyone has a camera phone, I just need to source them … You can be at home and on TV’
Wed, May 13, 2020

Star head Uday Shankar delves into the challenges and opportunities in cricket broadcasting without fans at the stadium

Express Archive: Javed Miandad hits famous last-ball six off India’s Chetan Sharma to hand Pakistan maiden title
Fri, Jun 12, 2020

Those were the Sharjah days during the illogical 1980s when absurdities were part of the whole cricketing experience.

Haryana Hurricane: Shafali Verma ready to take T20 World Cup by storm
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Even before the T20 World Cup started, India's 16-year-old opener Shafali Verma's assault on top Aussie pacers created a buzz.

India’s young cricketers need to ask: Does sledging fit in with who they want to be?
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Till an honest answer arrives, live cricket should come with a disclaimer about offensive content.

There is growing proximity of sports icons to the political class, and an overwhelming folded-hands endorsement of their policies
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

The obeisance of sporting heroes — often dependent on sports bureaucracy — verges on the theatrical.

Sports in 2020: Hundred challenge to T20, borderline sports coming through the Rings
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

Cricketers without borders — that ever-increasing tribe of nomadic T20 players — continues to effortlessly hop continents. Nationalism on cricket fields is shrinking. Franchisism is the new driving force on Planet T20.

IND vs BAN 1st Test: Takeaway from home delivery
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

India’s latest innings victory demonstrates they're making the rest of the Test cricket world play catch-up with them at home

Ajinkya Rahane, India’s safety net back on firm ground
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

Of late, Rahane’s look has changed. Today at the Holkar Stadium, he walked in to bat with his collar turned up. The gloom seems to have lifted, from his face and his career.

India vs Bangladesh: Child’s play on Children’s Day
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

India vs Bangladesh: Clinical India bowl Bangladesh out for 150 on Day 1 of the first Test in Indore; Agarwal, Pujara start well.

India vs Bangladesh, 1st Test: Ace of pace
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

India’s fast bowling unit, which has grown in stature, should deliver on a wicket that is expected to aid swing and seam.

Indore takes its cricket, cricketers and even umpires very seriously
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Passion for the game in the city provides a counterpoint to those who want the 5-day game played at traditional venues only.

Famous dancing cop who directs traffic has a cricket connection
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

As the players trained on the field ahead of the Test starting on Thursday, Ranjit was on the turf close to the dressing room as he looked back at his own cricketing days.

PS Narasimha: The Negotiator
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

The BCCI was told to reform and set its house in order. Stubborn officials reluctant to shed the old order, multiple interpretations of court judgements and various stakeholders pulling in different directions made it a long-drawn legal battle. PS Narasimha, the Amicus Curiae, was the key that unlocked the gridlock. The Indian Express on how the tide turned.

As chief of a revamped BCCI, can Sourav Ganguly deliver again?
Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Former captain, IPL mentor, TV show host, commentator, and now BCCI chief. As Sourav Ganguly takes charge of the revamped Indian cricket board, The Indian Express on the maharaja and his mostly winning ways.

Indian Cricketers Association elections on Friday: Fight to be voice of cricketers
Wed, Oct 09, 2019

Azad, Gaekwad in contention to be players’ representative in apex council.

Conflict of interest controversy is not about individuals, but about rules that must account for rule-benders
Fri, Oct 04, 2019

While aspiring to put in place a set of principles that are over-arching, if the constitution is a shade idealistic, so be it. There are lessons to be learnt from the past.

Looking for Gandhi
Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: On the 150th birth anniversary year of the Mahatma, a journey from Ahmedabad to Delhi to trace the Bapu who survives in the memories and aspirations of contemporary India.

Shot story: When ‘The King’ saw the heir apparent in the mirror
Sun, Sep 01, 2019

Virat Kohli deposited the ball over extra cover, hitting an inside-out shot that was beautiful in its imperfection. Watching smitten in idyllic Port of Spain, Viv Richards proposed a toast. The Indian Express brings back the moment when ‘The King’ saw the heir apparent in the mirror.