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Shamik Chakrabarty


AFC A licence: when to do,where to do? Asks Subrata
Thu, Jun 25, 2009

With the AFC tightening its noose around the top coaches in India,the clubs and the Federation appear to be in a dilemma. It remains to be seen whether the All India Football Federation...

Knight Riders send Buchanan packing
Thu, Jun 18, 2009

Following the team’s dismal show in the second edition of the Indian Premier League,where they finished last...

Bhutia turns down Figo offer
Tue, Jun 02, 2009

It was one offer any Indian footballer would have gladly accepted without a thought...

Baichung donates Jhalak money for cyclone victims
Tue, Jun 02, 2009

He set the dance floor on fire,and after winning Sony’s Jhalak Dikhla Jaa III and a prize of Rs 40 lakh,Baichung Bhutia donated Rs 1.5 lakh for the cyclone victims to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

With both feet forward,Baichung dances his way to audience’s heart
Mon, Jun 01, 2009

Would he dance? The question was doing the rounds in the Kolkata Maidan as Baichung Bhutia accepted the offer to be a contestant in Sony TV’s Jhalak Dikhla Jaa-III.

A friend in need: Waugh bats for Buchanan
Thu, May 07, 2009

The criticisms and brickbats notwithstanding,former Australian captain Steve Waugh has stood by John Buchanan even as the Kolkata Knight Riders’ horror run in the IPL continues.

Churchill Brothers coach set to face the music
Tue, Apr 28, 2009

The All India Football Federation’s best coach award notwithstanding,Churchill Brothers management seems not too keen to retain Zoran Djordjevic as their coach for the next season.

Big haul for Odafa
Thu, Apr 23, 2009

After several rumours of his quitting the club,Okolie Odafa has finally renewed his contract with the Churchill Brothers for the next season....

IPL ’09: No Joy in City as Dada begins African safari with a whimper
Mon, Apr 20, 2009

It’s not easy to comeback from the retirement and face 140 kph thunderbolts. Sourav Ganguly fumbled and was humbled during his 12-ball -1 run stay at the crease against Deccan Chargers at Newlands in Cape Town on Sunday.

Without a trophy,East Bengal’s season ends in a quagmire
Fri, Apr 17, 2009

They set the stage,invited the big stars by spending crores and expected a therapeutic outcome. It turned out to be a damp squib instead.

Bagan come up with Rs 5-lakh offer for Md Sporting
Tue, Apr 14, 2009

A day after Mohun Bagan beat Dempo and kept their I-League title hopes alive,the green-and-maroon management upped the ante by shooting off a letter to the All India Football Federation...

FPAI aim to standardise contracts
Tue, Apr 14, 2009

In an attempt to standardise footballers’ contracts and reduce arbitration between players and clubs...

Europe remains Chhetri’s final goal
Sun, Apr 12, 2009

Last two years have seen Sunil Chhetri establish himself as India’s top striker alongside Bhaichung Bhutia.

Everybody should take a leaf out of Dempo’s book: Chhetri
Sat, Apr 11, 2009

From 2002,when he first arrived on the scene and was a bundle of insecurities,to earning India’s No 1 marksman tag,Sunil Chhetri has come a long way.

I see a lot of Tiger in Dhoni,says Prasanna
Fri, Apr 10, 2009

On the face of it,a comparison between Tiger Pataudi and Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears to be out of place.

Gambhir now a complete batsman,says Srikkanth
Wed, Apr 01, 2009

His consistency notwithstanding,a section of the Indian cricketing fraternity was always sceptical about his ability to play a long innings....

Knight Riders set to have four skippers
Wed, Mar 25, 2009

Kolkata Knight Riders’ director of operations John Buchanan is set to appoint as many as four captains for the second edition of the IPL.

West have it easy in record-breaking Deodhar victory
Thu, Mar 19, 2009

West Zone forced East to an abject surrender on Wednesday,lifting their ninth Deodhar title with an emphatic 218-run win...

West have the advantage in Deodhar final
Wed, Mar 18, 2009

A bunch of talented youngsters against a group of big stage veterans can well sum up the East Zone vs West Zone Deodhar Trophy final on Wednesday....

Bose,Dinda on the mark as East set up final with West
Tue, Mar 17, 2009

In the run-up to their game against Central Zone,their bowling had been a major concern for East Zone,with Ashoke Dinda and Ranadeb Bose.....

Dravid goes by the book,Dhoni relates to players better,says Uthappa
Mon, Mar 16, 2009

Despite his on-field swagger,Robin Uthappa comes across as a simple and friendly man.

Players back in the fold,Zimbabwe cricket takes fresh guard
Mon, Mar 16, 2009

Politicisation of the sport,exodus of players,corruption and losing the Test status - Zimbabwe cricket has seen it all in the last one decade.

Central need bonus to win ticket to Deodhar final
Mon, Mar 16, 2009

When East Zone play Central Zone on Monday,the result will hardly matter. East only have to deny their opponents a bonus point to top Group...

East send North packing in Deodhar Trophy
Sun, Mar 15, 2009

North Zone bowed out of the Deodhar Trophy after crashing to a 65-run defeat to East Zone in a Group A match...

West Zone close in on final spot
Sat, Mar 14, 2009

Virat Kohli is showing no signs of slowing down. The in-form Delhi middle-order batsman struck an unbeaten 79...