Shamik Chakrabarty

Articles By Shamik Chakrabarty

Stayed positive during my rehab, never thought what would happen: Wriddhiman Saha

Before the start of the Test series against Bangladesh, Saha, who returned to the playing XI during the home series against South Africa after an elongated injury layoff, spoke with The Indian Express and touched upon various issues, including the pink-ball Test.

IPL 2020: Before auction, teams get lighter

Curtains dropped on the 2020 IPL trading window on Friday. Focus will now shift to the December 19 auction in Kolkata. The trading window captured a change in the thought process of several franchises. True to their tradition, CSK are sticking to their old guards. Here’s a low-down

BCCI poised to oppose Shashank Manohar’s ICC re-election

Former BCCI president N Srinivasan could be BCCI’s representative at the ICC if the proposed amendments in the board’s constitution are approved at the December 1 AGM.

Diluting cooling-off, disqualification clauses to top agenda at BCCI AGM

As per the BCCI constitution, the Rules and Regulations can be amended “by a 3/4th majority of the members present” at the AGM or a Special General Meeting (SGM). But to put them into effect, the Supreme Court’s approval is required.

BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal bats for making match-fixing criminal offence

This is for the first time a BCCI office-bearer expressed his views on the alleged corruption incidents in the T20 leagues organised by the state associations.

BCCI vs ICC: ‘If demands not met, won’t sign MPA’

During the ICC Board meeting in Dubai last month, the global body had proposed eight flagship events in eight years – from 2023 onwards — as part of their next broadcast rights package.

Prima facie, fixing is covered by Section 420: Abhay Apte

The Law Commission has strongly recommended that there should be a separately law for match-fixing and sports fraud.

Can Dhoni replace Rishabh Pant?

Top BCCI official says he needs to play domestic cricket; Jharkhand secretary says, ‘I don’t have any information’

It took Kohli 3 seconds to give his consent to D-N match, says Sourav Ganguly

On Saturday, during a promotional event in Kolkata, Ganguly expressed his surprise at the Indian team’s reported reluctance to play a day-night Test in Adelaide last year.

In the (bad) light of air pollution, Sourav Ganguly says scheduling needs to be ‘practical’ in the future

While BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said the Kotla T20I will go ahead despite the pollution, he agreed that scheduling of matches in the northern part of the country — especially during this time of the year — needs to be a little more practical in the future.

Day/Night Tests: Extra coat of lacquer means more swing during twilight

Eden Gardens all set to make history by hosting India’s first-ever pink-ball Test on November 22. Curator Sujan Mukherjee gives a low-down on the requirements and conditions.

Pink is the new red

Following concerns about waning popularity of Test matches, Bangladesh agree to play under lights at Eden Gardens.

Sourav Ganguly’s plan: NCA to be Centre of Excellence

The NCA was established in 2000 to nurture top young talents, with the potential to represent India in the future.

Won’t be surprised if more than 6,000 Bangladeshi fans turn up at Eden: Habibul Bashar

Former skipper Habibul Bashar, now a national selector talks about the significance and the recent problems, including the short players' strike.

Releasing soon: Day and Night Test

Board president Ganguly says he has Kohli's nod; could happen as early as the Bangladesh series

National selectors on Dhoni, to Dhoni: We’re moving on

Signalling end of the road for the former India skipper, chief selector MSK Prasad says his committee will instead focus on Risabh Pant; Samson is back-up.

Virat & Co. could play D/N Test against Bangladesh

Ganguly is a strong advocate of day/night Tests, with audiences for the long-form shrinking rapidly. However, the new BCCI president will not impose it on the team and the feedback from Kohli and the team management will be given due weightage.

India could play its first day-night pink-ball Test against Bangladesh

The decision is to be taken only after it is discussed during the meeting between the BCCI's new president Sourav Ganguly and India captain Virat Kohli.

Explained: Can Brexit help cricket in South Africa?

What’s the Kolpak rule? How does South Africa come under it? Can Brexit change things? All your questions answered.

IndvSA: Virat Kohli’s team takes massive stride towards World Test Championship final

Given the headstart they have, Virat Kohli and company will have to choke badly to finish outside the top two. On current form, it appears almost unthinkable.