Shamik Chakrabarty

Articles By Shamik Chakrabarty

Ranji Trophy: Sandeep Warrier’s fifer ensures Kerala beat Bengal inside three days

Sandeep Warrier’s seven-over spell post lunch proved to be the game-changer. He made one reverse and castled Manoj Tiwary, but there was a prelude to this dismissal.

Ranji Trophy: Jalaj Saxena profits from Bengal’s slip-ups

Kerala batsman Jalaj Saxena makes most of dropped chance to score his 14th first-class ton; puts visitors in control.

Ranji Trophy: IPL star Basil Thampi makes the red ball count, puts Kerala in control

Basil Thampi on Tuesday returned with his career-best first-class figures yet - 4/57 from 16.2 overs.

#metoo on BCCI CEO Rahul Johri: Board divided, suspense over decision continues

BCCI awaits CEO Rahul Johri’s fate, summary of probe report likely to be put on the board’s website

Aryaman Birla registers maiden first-class ton at Eden Gardens to make occasion extra-special

The century Aryaman Birla scored would help him cement his place in the Madhya Pradesh Ranji team. He looks forward to build on from here.

Kookaburra too has issues: Sourav Ganguly defends SG Test ball

The SG Test ball is seemingly not living up to the standards. Sourav Ganguly, however, defended its use, saying it could be an odd lot that has been creating problems.

Ranji Trophy: Umpiring howler impedes Madhya Pradesh’s fightback

A glaring error from umpire Sadashiv Iyer ended Naman Ojha’s innings on 74, all but finishing Madhya Pradesh’s chances of overhauling Bengal’s first innings total of 510/9 declared.

Ranji Trophy: Wary of the axe, Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary hits 201*

Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary responds to the growing clamour for his head with an emphatic double hundred in a Ranji Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh.

Ranji Trophy, Bengal vs MP: Koushik Ghosh cashes in on promotion

Ghosh’s batting lacks the natural elegance of a left-hander. He is more of a grafter. Today, he put a price on his wicket.

Avesh Khan picks MS Dhoni’s brains to expand repertoire

Avesh Khan was one of the net bowlers, assisting the Indian Asia Cup squad in Dubai. He earned some handy tips from none other than MS Dhoni.

Probe panel into Rahul Johri sexual hassment case should meet BCCI officials, says treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry

The BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry called for clarity and transparency, as he said the office-bearers would be “supportive” of the attempt to achieve that.

India vs West Indies, 1st T20: Krunal Pandya holds nerve in win

In low-scoring game, Krunal Pandya (21*) holds nerve during partnership with Dinesh Karthik as India win 1st T20I by 5 wickets

Ambati Rayudu retires from first-class cricket

At 33 years of age, the decision to retire from domestic cricket might help Ambati Rayudu prolong his white-ball career, especially now that he is back to the Indian ODI fold.

India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Caribbean fledglings in natural habitat

With big names absent, world champions West Indies all set to test their young talents against India in the first T20I at Eden Gardens.

India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Shortest format sees least interest at Eden Gardens

High cost of tickets, absence of stars sees fans turn their back on Eden Gardens T20 game between India and West Indies on Sunday

The Kookaburra softens and doesn’t swing for a long time, says Graeme Smith

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith criticised the quality of the Kookaburra ball, saying that it softens and does not swing for a long period of time.

Ranji Trophy: 202* out of 299, Milind Kumar has Sikkim at ‘hello’

Sourav Ganguly dropped in at the venue and on being informed about Milind’s double hundred, the former India captain gave a nod of appreciation.

Sourav Ganguly hits out at harassment report handling

Ganguly headed the BCCI technical committee before the CoA registered the new constitution and dissolved all cricket board committees and sub-committees save the selection panel and the Cricket Advisory Committee.

BCCI Committee of Administrators status report: Seven state units yet to convey compliance

Ten state cricket associations have agreed partially with the Lodha reforms, while 17 others consent ‘substantially’.

India’s Plan A for Australia Tests and 2019 World Cup: Rest key players

With Australia Test series and World Cup in mind, Indian team's decision-makers decide to wrap stars in cotton wool.