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  • Dravid era

    Dravid era

    It is not as if the format-specific captains will cease to matter but they are also likely to have had it driven home already that the coach of the team ~ think back to Anil Kumble, before Shastri ~ is not to be taken for granted by anyone within the squad and eventuality left undefended by the cricket board.

    November 28, 2021
  • BCCI election to take place on October 22

    BCCI election to take place on October 22

    Speaking after the meeting, Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai said that while the BCCI elections will be held on October 22, the apex council of the state associations will now have 19 members in place of nine as discussed with the Amicus Curiae.

    May 21, 2019
  • Open Sesame?

    Open Sesame?

    The difference this time around is that India pulled it off in Australia, after decades of failure, inclusive of the phase when Kerry Packer’s shock-and-awe invasion had left cricket Down Under in a state of panic.

    January 8, 2019
  • Sachin Tendulkar launches smart boards under Model School project

    Sachin Tendulkar launches smart boards under Model School project

    The project was launched by Sachin Tendulkar in presence of Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Prajapati and Superintendent of Police Diwakar Sharma in Una on Monday.

    December 24, 2018
  • I think Indian cricket is in danger: Sourav Ganguly writes to BCCI

    I think Indian cricket is in danger: Sourav Ganguly writes to BCCI

    Ganguly has expressed his concerns and fear with the manner in which BCCI handled a recent case of harassment allegations against Rahul Johri.

    October 30, 2018
  • Worse than ‘bodyline’

    Worse than ‘bodyline’

    Decades ago the cricketing world was stunned into disbelief when in order to contain the legendary Don Bradman, the English ~ courtesy Douglas Jardine and Harold Larwood ~ came up with the “bodyline” attack that was condemned by all sections of Australia’s leadership. It is therefore more than a trifle ironic that the “new Bradman”...

    April 1, 2018
  • Gender injustice?

    Gender injustice?

    It may have been pure coincidence that the announcement was splashed in the same editions that devoted columns to hailing the improving status of women, yet there can be no denying that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the apex court to oversee the management of Indian cricket delivered a low blow to milady...

    March 10, 2018
  • Shubman Gill: New ‘Yuvraj’ of Punjab cricket

    Shubman Gill: New ‘Yuvraj’ of Punjab cricket

    Shubman's exciting strokeplay has earned him eyeballs and no wonder he went to Kolkata Knight Riders for a bid of Rs 1.8 crore at the IPL auction.

    January 30, 2018
  • Book relives tours of Indian cricket teams since 1886

    Book relives tours of Indian cricket teams since 1886

    A new book takes an in-depth look at the role of cricket in colonial and post-colonial Indian life, and the relationship among those who patronise, promote, play and view the sport by analysing every Indian cricket tour since 1886. In “Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians: The On and Off the Field Story of Cricket...

    August 30, 2017
  • Man for all seasons, Ravi Shastri roars back into spotlight

    Man for all seasons, Ravi Shastri roars back into spotlight

    It may not seem so but it is officially the first time that Shastri has been made the head coach.

    July 12, 2017
  • Not playing cricket

    Not playing cricket

    No one is invincible, that was the lesson from the Oval on Sunday. The logical corollary would be that nobody is indispensable. Sadly, Indian cricket did not learn the second lesson. This has caused the testy relations between captain and coach to explode in so ugly a manner that passionate followers of the game feel...

    June 21, 2017
  • Consummate leveller

    Consummate leveller

    Every genuine cricket-lover appreciates the element of the game emphasised in that caption. Simply put, it translates into “you win some, you lose some”. Now it is for India’s frenzied fans ~ nurtured by a sensationalising, over-hyping media, and a commercialised culture ~ to understand the stark realities of sport. There can be no running...

    June 19, 2017
  • Making of my figure by Madame Tussauds has been an exciting journey: Kapil Dev

    Making of my figure by Madame Tussauds has been an exciting journey: Kapil Dev

    The most prolific all-rounder of Indian cricket and the 1983 World Cup winning team captain Kapil Dev unveiled his first wax figure for the upcoming Madame Tussauds Delhi on Thursday. The figure will be displayed at Madame Tussauds Delhi where he is set to join other sports icons of the country when the attraction opens to...

    May 11, 2017
  • India to play Pakistan in Dubai later this year?

    India to play Pakistan in Dubai later this year?

    BCCI has written to the Home Ministry, seeking its permission for the India-Pakistan bilateral series.

    March 29, 2017
  • India to play Pakistan in Dubai later this year?

    India to play Pakistan in Dubai later this year?

    BCCI has written to the Home Ministry, seeking its permission for the India-Pakistan bilateral series.

    March 29, 2017
  • Fatherhood the best thing happened to me: Harbhajan Singh

    Fatherhood the best thing happened to me: Harbhajan Singh

    Harbhajan  welcomed his first child, a daughter named Hinaya Heer with Geeta Basra last year.

    February 25, 2017
  • New panel will bring ‘undiluted cricket’ to fans: Vinod Rai

    New panel will bring ‘undiluted cricket’ to fans: Vinod Rai

    Rai also added that Sreesanth is welcome to go to the court if he has a case to contest.

    February 16, 2017