Shamik Chakrabarty

Articles By Shamik Chakrabarty

ICC World Cup 2019: If we pick right team with right intentions, the results will be right, says MSK Prasad

The squad for the quadrennial showpiece is almost settled, and only a few gaps need to be filled. In an interview with The Indian Express, chief selector MSK Prasad gives a lowdown on the process.

IPL 2019 stays at home in home-and-away

In a press release, the BCCI said: “The BCCI is pleased to announce that not only will the entire tournament be held in India, but also each of the eight franchises will play their seven home games at their respective venues."

After Christchurch shooting, BCB to demand top security from host nations on future tours

The decision was taken in the wake of a terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques on Friday, which forced the cancellation of the ongoing New Zealand versus Bangladesh series.

Justice Lodha reforms: Another hand on the deck for BCCI

Supreme Court appoints mediator for applications pertaining to implementation of the Lodha Panel recommendations.

IPL 2019: Sourav Ganguly joins Delhi Capitals, says no conflict of interest

Sourav Ganguly stressed that as CAB president, he is in no way influencing anything in the IPL and that the position is purely honorary. He added that he has stepped down from all BCCI and IPL committees.

One world, one ball: MCC’s cricket committee proposes standardisation of the red ball

With ICC World Test Championships in mind, MCC’s cricket committee proposes standardisation of the red ball. Currently, the Dukes ball is used in England, Ireland and West Indies; SG in India; Kookaburra in rest.

India vs Australia: Aaron Finch gaffe brings ball-tracking back in focus

The Hawk-Eye ball-tracking suggested that the ball had pitched on leg stump and went the other way. It had actually pitched on middle stump and came in a little.

India vs Australia: Australia beat one-man army

Virat Kohli’s sparkling century goes futile, as the tourists keep the series alive with an improved effort.

BCCI contracts: Shikhar Dhawan downgraded, Rishabh Pant gets Grade A central contract

Shikhar Dhawan hasn’t featured in the Test side since September last year. In four Tests in England last year, the opener had scored only 162 runs at an average of 20.25.

India vs Australia 3rd ODI: Who dares, wins ticket to World Cup squad

If Ambati Rayudu flounders and Vijay Shankar optimises his chances, the latter could sneak into the World Cup squad at the former’s expense.

MS Dhoni… the untold stories

The former India skipper through the eyes of those who have seen him from close quarters in his hometown.

India vs Australia 2nd T20I: When Max-hell broke loose in Bengaluru

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni power India to imposing total, but the Glenn Maxwell's 113 runs from 55 balls onslaught proves it inadequate.

Ind vs Aus 2nd T20I: Chinnaswamy Stadium, Indian cricket’s ‘Maximum City’

Flat pitch, short boundaries and high altitude make Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium a T20 batsmen’s favourite venue. It is at the six-hitting haven that Virat Kohli’s team will try to salvage the two-match T20 series against Australia.

On Pakistan tie, Virat Kohli says will accept govt, BCCI’s decision

Earlier, the Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri, too, had spoken about following the government’s decision with regards to playing against Pakistan. At the moment, though, the Indian cricket is divided on the issue.

Like South Africa, Pakistan should face cricket apartheid, says Vinod Rai

With India working to isolate Pakistan in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama attack, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri Friday wrote to the International Cricket Council (ICC) urging cricketing nations to “sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates”.

‘First phase’ of IPL 2019 fixtures announced by BCCI

BCCI on Tuesday (February 19) released only first two weeks' schedule of the Indian Premier League as it awaits announcement of general election dates.

BCCI to keep assessing player workload during the IPL before World Cup

BCCI would like to manage workload of bowlers with the ICC World Cup 2019 in sight, but talks with franchises still on. The World Cup gets underway under a fortnight after the IPL Final.

Rahul Dravid: The man the boys trust

Rahul Dravid is shepherding the next wave of cricketers who will form the crux of the national team. Following him like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the wards — whose life, Dravid has helped guide onto the right track — pen their testimonials.

Lots of overseas players come to India to play IPL, there should be some reciprocity, says PCB chairman Ehsan Mani

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani hopes BCCI allows its players to play in T20 leagues overseas, including the Pakistan Super League. At present, BCCI's rules forbid Indian players to compete outside the country.

What’s a working day for a court-appointed administrator? BCCI clueless, pays out lakhs

Question of 'what is a working day' has led to a bizarre situation in cricket, with different scales of payment for administrators appointed to implement the Justice R M Lodha recommendations.