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Sourav Ganguly is BCCI’s man in ICC board meeting
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Ganguly’s induction into the ICC Board came on traditional lines that the BCCI president would represent his country at the game’s highest body.

Cricket ready with eraser: World Test Championship might see a rewrite, T20 World Cup likely to be scrapped
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

ICC is still optimistic about holding this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia as per schedule – in October-November – but given the global spread of coronavirus, uncertainty remains.

Indian Premier League hopes fade, compensation ruled out
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

A total cancellation will see the BCCI lose in excess of Rs 2,000 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs 100 crore. And compensation is not an option.

PK Banerjee, the Prince Charming of Indian football, departs
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

PK Banerjee was one of a kind, for he never played for a big club. Playing for Eastern Railway, he won the Calcutta League in 1958, trumping Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting.

PK Banerjee: The one who wore greatness without vanity
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Pradip Kumar Banerjee was a trailblazer — someone who brought the modern game to the Kolkata maidan. He introduced power and speed to the existing Oriental style, when he joined Aryan in 1954.

Arun Lal, Karsan Ghavri prove experience invaluable in reply to BCCI
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

The three-point eligibility criteria of BCCI’s advertisement for coaching staff last year had mentioned that any applicant must be below 60 years of age.

IPL’s problem of numbers: Ganguly hints at cutting down games, franchise owners not keen
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

While the BCCI president says IPL "has to be truncated", franchise officials cite the 2009 edition played in South Africa, where a full tournament was completed inside 37 days.

Why BCCI postponed IPL? Calling off the league would have cost Rs 3000cr
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

An official of a team that competed in the playoff last season said the decision to call off the IPL will 'cause a bloodbath.' "A cancellation would cost all the stakeholders around Rs 3,000-to-Rs 3,500 crore," the official said.

IPL postponed till April 15; ODI series against South Africa cancelled
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

A complete cancellation of the IPL will see the BCCI suffer a revenue loss of over Rs 2,000 crore – broadcast and sponsorship revenue included.

Playing XI: Hardik Pandya back in the mix for Proteas; can Jasprit Bumrah be a force again?
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Incorporating the returning trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar back into the team and a less than 100 percent Jasprit Bumrah will test the captaincy skills of Virat Kohli.

Mohun Bagan win I-League title with four games to spare
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Baba Diawara has been the star for Mohun Bagan and he slotted in the only goal in the game against Aizawl FC as the Mariners won the I-League title with four games to spare.

Women’s T20 World Cup final defeat can’t undermine WV Raman’s work
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

WV Raman had taken charge at a time of ferment in 2018, when accusations about discrimination and bias were flying around in the camp involving Mithali Raj and then team coach Ramesh Powar.

Selectors’ role limited when on tour, this needs to change: MSK Prasad
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

When it comes to deciding the Playing XI on away tours, selectors need a say too, says MSK Prasad when asked about lack of consistency when it comes to picking players.

Cancer survivor Arun Lal has brought his tough-love philosophy to the Bengal dressing room
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

The renaissance man of Bengal cricket, who brought the winning mentality to the team as a player in the 1980s, has now worked his magic as a coach.

What is the plan for MS Dhoni, new BCCI selectors asked during interview
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

MS Dhoni, who hasn’t played any competitive cricket after the World Cup, was a major topic of discussion during the interview process.

Mukesh Kumar: Taxi driver’s son who took Bengal to Ranji final
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

The 26-year-old's six wickets in Karnataka’s second innings included Manish Pandey, Karun Nair and Devdutt Padikkal.

Bengal in Ranji final, at express pace
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

The Bengal pace trio of Porel, Kumar, Akash has revelled in partnership bowling. No team has managed to score 250 against them in the Ranji Trophy this season.

Ishan Porel gets KL Rahul for a duck as Karnataka face a steep climb in Ranji semis
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Devdutt Padikkal’s unbeaten half-century was one positive Karnataka could take from the third day’s play. He played straight, offered the full face of the bat and tried to rotate the strike.

Indian cricket can’t afford to forget New Zealand humiliation
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

India on the green pitches in New Zealand looked like a fish out of water. This was India’s third away series defeat against stronger opponents in the last two years. A meek surrender here had been preceded by a 2-1 loss in South Africa and a 4-1 hiding in England.

Ishan Porel scalps five as Bengal pacers put Karnataka on mat in Ranji semifinal
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

“This has to be my best; a five-wicket haul in a Ranji Trophy semifinal. When we get the new ball, we go for the kill," said Ishan Porel after Day 2 of the semi-final where he bagged five wickets for 39.

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