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Cricket News Archive

APR 2017
SC to hear CAB plea
The Bengal association seeks to challenge CoA
 
Srinivasan cannot represent BCCI: SC
Supreme Court also allows BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to accompany Chaudhary
 
CoA to meet BCB chief
To discuss the proposed constitutional reforms in ICC along with revenue sharing model
 
SC shuts back door entry
April 17 hearing in the CoA plea seeking clarification on whether those barred in BCCI can be nominated for the ICC meet
 
CoA seeks clarity on withholding finances
In their latest status report the CoA has asked the SC for clarity on whether to continue stopping financial grants to defiant states
 
CoA to seek SC clarity
Writes to State Associations that it is seeking clarification on administrator eligibility for SGM and ICC meetings
 
CoA head meets Kohli over pay concerns
It had emerged last week that some India players were unhappy with the revised pay structure
 
COA to meet office-bearers on April 5
The topic of discussion is the Special General Meeting (SGM) scheduled to be held on April 9
 
 
MAR 2017
Shukla to continue as IPL Chairman: CoA
There was a lot of speculation regarding the position of the Chairman in the IPL and whether Rajiv Shukla will continue as the Chairman
 
SC directs BCCI to release funds for states
Earlier, CoA had sought the apex court`s immediate interference to ensure both the Dharamsala Test and IPL are not disrupted by disgruntled state associations
 
Cash-rich, yet SCA sought IPL funds
CoA has mentioned that SCA which has in excess of Rs 250 crore in their bank account sought funds to conduct upcoming IPL matches
 
CoA issues clarification on membership
The Committee of Administrators (COA) have clarified about false reports on the selection of BCCI full members
 
Will make states understand, says CoA chief
Committee of Administrators appointed by SC are confident that no problem they face is “insurmountable”
 
Will not sacrifice India's interest: Rai
Comments come days after BCCI sent an 11-page letter to ICC Chief Executive David Richardson, categorically rejecting the proposed revenue model
 
BCCI submits names of HCA admins
Hyderabad High Court hearing a case on who will look after administration of IPL matches
 
Deloitte report: States asked to reply
Certain associations like Hyderabad, Goa, Odisha, DDCA, J&K and Assam didn’t fare well in the reports
 
SC to hear BCCI issues on March 24
Issues concerning BCCI including the implementation of the Justice Lodha panel recommendations will be heard by the Supreme Court on Friday
 
BCCI warns ICC of MPA right
The BCCI has reminded the world body that they have the option of exercising the rights mentioned under the Members' Participation Agreement (MPA)
 
HCA suggest 3 retired judges as observers
The bench elicited the opinions on appointing either an administrator or an observer for HCA
 
BCCI surprised with Manohar's resignation
Manohar stepped down as the ICC chairman after being elected to the post in May 2016 for a two-year term
 
Manohar resigns from ICC chairman’s post
Last year, he resigned from the BCCI, citing his inability to carry out Lodha Committee reforms in toto
 
Resignation not about ICC, BCCI: Manohar
After his resignation as ICC chairman speculation was rife that it had wider ramifications
 
Lodha reforms, SC case on CoA agenda
CoA are scheduled to meet on Friday to discuss a host of issues including the implementation of Lodha Reforms in states
 
CoA to punish states if they sabotage IPL
The CoA says that the state units have never ever been required to spend any money for arranging IPL matches
 
BCCI wants administrator for Hyderabad IPL
HC bench told BCCI counsel to file an affidavit for appointment of the administrator
 
Guha urges KSCA to not boycott
CoA member called KSCA's decision to boycott functions "foolish and petty"
 
BCCI announces OPPO as Team sponsor
The association with BCCI will start from April 2017 for a period of five years
 
Hanky-Panky in Karnataka League: BCCI ACU
Neeraj Kumar oversaw the investigations of the 2000 match-fixing saga and 2013 IPL spot-fixing case
 
BCCI scores zero in CoA's report
Board's non-compliance with reforms reported to apex court
 
Anurag Thakur says sorry to Supreme Court
The former BCCI president is facing a contempt case for making false statements in affidavits
 
SC asks CoA to release funds to DDCA
The direction came on an interim application filed on behalf of the DDCA
 
J&K Official asks BCCI to appoint State Administrator
Chairman-elect Iqbal wants all Lodha Committee recommendations implemented
 
KSCA to boycott BCCI Awards
KSCA launched a scathing attack against the CoA for overstepping their brief
 
Lodha reforms implementation in 4-5 months: Rai
Rai said that the reform parameters have been made available to the states at district levels
 
Assam, Bengal challenge COA
March 1 was the deadline set by COA for States to submit the compliance report
 
State Associations upset with 'conditional' invite
Indian captain Virat Kohli is scheduled to receive the Polly Umrigar Award at the function
 
 
FEB 2017
Disastrous if India lose voice: Star CEO
Star India not renewing jersey sponsorship for Indian cricket team
 
CoA challenged by Srinivasan-led states
Committee of Administrators’ directives have been opposed by 22 cricket associations, led by former BCCI president and ICC chairman N Srinivasan
 
BCCI employees fill up disclosure form
The Committee of Administrators (COA) has issued an instruction as per which all employees were made to fill up disclosure forms
 
BCCI states mull appeal against CoA
The state units met in New Delhi to discuss the way forward after the CoA’s directive on office-bearers’ tenures
 
SC to hear BCCI Joint Secy’s plea against CoA
Amitabh Chaudhary claimed that the court-appointed CoA was flouting its order
 
‘Disqualified’ Shukla attends IPL auction
Lodha Panel says he stood disqualified, having already served nine years with the UPCA.
 
BCCI's legal counsel sacked
The COA's first job will be to conduct elections in all state cricket associations along with implementation of the reforms.
 
BCCI GM resigns from post
RP Shah was the General Manager (Commercial) and was considered to be one of the big decision makers in the BCCI's commercial interests.
 
Rai tight-lipped after CoA meet
The Committee of Administrators meeting revolved around Deloitte's audit report of various state associations.
 
CoA bars 3 from IPL auction
The Supreme Court-appointed CoA has barred CK Khanna, Amitabh Choudhary and Anirudh Chaudhry from attending the IPL auction.
 
BCCI RFP for IPL opening has strict guidelines
After the COA took over, the stress has been on transparency and the first steps towards attaining that is being taken after the issuing of RFP.
 
BCCI COA meet to discuss audit
COA has called Lodha Committee’s secretary Gopal Shankarnaryanan and auditors of BCCI to the meeting.
 
Ousted Anurag Thakur tenders apology
Anurag Thakur has apologised in the perjury case fearing that the Supreme Court may put him behind the bars for defying the SC’s order of July 18.
 
BCCI sack employees appointed by Thakur
BCCI administrators closed offices of ex-President Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke.
 
BCCI officials may seek SC succor
The board sources said that the ousted officials are expected to meet soon and take a formal call on how to tackle this issue.
 
Amitabh sent COA meeting minutes to TNCA
BCCI joint-secretary Amitabh Chaudhary sent an e-mail on the decisions taken by the Committee of Administrators to Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA).
 
Amitabh attends ICC's CEC meet
Armed with approval from the Supreme Court, BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary attended the Chief Executive's Committee (CEC) meeting in Dubai.
 
All three nominees can attend ICC meet: SC
The Supreme Court confirmed that Amitabh Choudhary, Anirudh Chaudhry and Vikram Limaye will “enjoy equal status” at the ICC meet.
 
Manohar is following BCCI developments
ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said that he is following the developments in the BCCI and a "strong BCCI" is good for the game.
 
 
JAN 2017
Amitabh barred from convening selection meeting
Amitabh Chaudhary has been barred from convening the selection committee meeting for the one-off Test against Bangladesh.
 
Former CAG Vinod Rai to run BCCI with 3-member team
The Supreme Court appointed former CAG Vinod Rai to head a committee of four that will run the BCCI.
 
BCCI trying to convene meeting
The BCCI is attempting to convene a meeting at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai to identify three names that can be nominated for ICC board meeting in February.
 
SC allows BCCI, Centre to suggest names
The apex court dismissed the names suggested by Amicus Curae to be appointed as BCCI administrators.
 
SC amends 9 year rule
Officials willing to serve state and BCCI will have to undergo a compulsory 'cooling off' period of three years
 
BCCI admins to be named on Jan 20
The group of BCCI administrators is expected to be named by the Supreme Court on Friday, January 20, instead of January 19.
 
HCA, GCA, TNCA, MPCA file pleas in SC
Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Madhya Pradesh have filed separate pleas in the Supreme Court asking directions on its 3 January verdict.
 
Lodha committee slams door shut on cricket bosses
The Lodha committee has closed the backdoor entry of the ousted/disqualified BCCI and state associations office-bearers’ into Indian cricket administration.
 
Lodha fall-out: Three GCA office-bearers resign
Adhering to the Lodha panel recommendations, three senior office bearers of the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) tendered their resignations.
 
Things to move fast under SC administrators: Lodha
Former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha, said things would move fast in the BCCI after the newly-appointed administrators take charge after January 19.
 
Khoda, Paranjpe out of India's selection panel
Jatin Paranjpe and Gagan Khoda will be removed from the men's selection committee, which will be trimmed to three.
 
Srinivasan, Thakur, Shirke converge at informal meeting
Former BCCI presidents N Srinivasan and Anurag Thakur were part of a group of office bearers from 24 states associations that met in Bangalore.
 
Beleaguered BCCI top honchos accept SC verdict
The sacked duo of BCCI President Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke said they will abide by the SC directive.
 
SC removes Thakur, Shirke from BCCI posts
BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke have been removed from their posts by the Supreme Court of India in an order passed in Delhi.
 
 
DEC 2016
'No question of perjury' - Anurag Thakur
BCCI president Anurag Thakur has strongly denied that he had lied under oath to the Supreme Court.
 
Thakur again takes jibe at Lodha Committee
Ahead of a crucial Supreme Court hearing in the first week of January, BCCI president Anurag Thakur has again trained his guns on the Justice RM Lodha Committee, stating that the current situation is “not in the interest of cricketers and cricket”.
 
Anurag Thakur faces possible perjury charges
Supreme Court on Thursday came down hard on BCCI president Anurag Thakur and said he “appears to have prima facie committed perjury”.
 
SC defers BCCI-Lodha case hearing to Dec 15
The Supreme Court deferred the hearing of the case between the BCCI and Lodha Committee till December 15.
 
SC dismisses BCCI review against Lodha reforms
Supreme Court has dismissed the BCCI's plea seeking a review of its verdict on the Lodha Panel recommendations.
 
BCCI-Lodha hearing put off once again
The BCCI-Lodha Committee hearing in the Supreme Court has been put off for the second time in a week; and will now be heard on December 14.
 
SC releases Rs. 1.33 cr to BCCI for Mumbai, Chennai Tests
The Supreme Court ordered the release of Rs. 1.33 crore to BCCI to host the remaining India versus England Test matches.
 
SC adjourns BCCI hearing to Dec 9
The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing in the matter of the BCCI-Lodha panel issue to December 9 due to the ill health of Chief Justice TS Thakur.
 
BCCI continues to oppose Lodha panel reforms
The BCCI and its members have reiterated that they continue to oppose some of the Lodha panel recommendations.
 
 
NOV 2016
SC to hear CAB plea on Lodha Panel report
The Supreme Court agreed to hear on December 5 a plea of the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) seeking a direction to BCCI to implement the suggestions of Lodha panel.
 
Lodha panel threatens MCA with contempt over SGM
The Lodha Committee has threatened to initiate contempt proceedings against the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for breaching the Supreme Court's July 18 order.
 
Lodha wants BCCI under former home secretary Pillai
The Lodha Committee petitioned the Supreme Court to put former home secretary GK.Pillai as an observer at the BCCI to oversee the award of contracts and holding of matchese.
 
Hyderabad HC issues contempt notice to Shirke
There was fresh trouble for the beleaguered Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Ajay Shirke as the Hyderabad High Court served a contempt notice on him.
 
Lodha committee permits payments to Rajasthan players and staff
Lodha Committee has granted permission to the BCCI to disburse funds directly to the players and officials of Rajasthan for the Ranji Trophy and all board-organised tournaments.
 
BCCI wants Lodha to clarify on Raj payments
Board fears that without funds, Rajasthan’s cricket season would come to a premature halt.
 
Lodha Panel to vet all BCCI contracts
BCCI suffers major setback with SC empowering Lodha Panel to appoint experts and vet all contracts for the 2017 cricket season.
 
Thakur, Shirke file affidavits to Lodha panel
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke on Saturday filed their respective affidavits to the Justice RM Lodha Committee as per the directive of the Supreme Court issued on October 21.
 
England tour not our mandate: Lodha panel to BCCI
The Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee told the Indian Cricket Board that the “proposed MoU” between England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and BCCI “is not a part of the mandate” and no directions can be issued on payments unless details are furnished.
 
Lodha Committee asks for Deloitte report from BCCI
The Supreme Court appointed Justice R.M. Lodha Committee for Reforms in Cricket has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to place before it the accounting firm Deloitte’s report that has pointed out mismanagement of funds and blatant governance by a handful of full member associations.
 
 
OCT 2016
Internal audit report faults state associations
An Internal Audit Report finds that BCCI-allocated funds to state cricket associations have been put to questionable use.
 
BCCI delays appointment of ombudsman
The BCCI is trying its best to resist appointment of an ombudsman to look into complaints of conflict of interest.
 
No IPL rights deal until BCCI complies with Lodha
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to indefinitely defer the auction of Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights scheduled for Tuesday as it has not received the go-ahead from the Justice Lodha committee.
 
IPL rights: Screws are tightened on Board
The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee shot an email to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), seeking a letter of compliance from the cricket body regarding the apex court's October 21 order before the committee "proceeds to issue any directions." The screws have thus been further tightened on the BCCI.
 
SC bars BCCI from releasing funds
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) not to release funds to state cricket bodies till they promise to implement Lodha panel recommendations.
 
SC rejects BCCI’s charge
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the charges levelled by the BCCI that the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee had exceeded its brief and was trying to “run cricket” in India.
 
Thakur, Shetty run each other out
BCCI president Anurag Thakur and general manager (administration) Ratnakar Shetty were both asked to explain the allegation that the board had asked International Cricket Council (ICC) to issue a letter claiming Justice Lodha Committee's recommendations amounted to government interference.
 
Trouble mounts for Anurag Thakur
The Supreme Court put Thakur in dock on Friday asking him to file an affidavit explaining his conversation with ICC CEO David Richardson regarding his alleged request to "write a letter threatening of suspending India if Justice Lodha Committee recommendations are implemented".
 
SC threatens to snap BCCI funding for domestic cricket
The Supreme Court on Thursday threatened to pass an order within 24 hours to stop all BCCI payments to State cricket associations for hosting domestic matches, including Ranji Trophy.
 
SC blocks BCCI funds to State units
The Supreme Court on Friday went for the financial jugular of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s 25 State cricket associations, barring them from using BCCI funds till they accept the Justice Lodha Committee’s reforms in “letter and spirit.”
 
BCCI not asked to stop funds for routine matters: Justice Lodha
Justice RM Lodha has defended and clarified the panel’s recommendations in the aftermath of BCCI’s decision to cancel the on-going India versus New Zealand series with a Test and five ODI’s to be played.
 
Lodha Committee: Board, Yes Bank asked to stop fund disbursements
The Lodha Committee has expressed strong reservation against the BCCI on Monday for disbursing "large funds to the various members associations" at the Indian cricket board's Special General Meeting (SGM) in Mumbai on Friday.
 
Tripura, Vidarbha adopt Lodha Committee's recommendations
The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) and the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA)adopt the recommendations of the Lodha Committee.
 
 
SEP 2016
BCCI defies Lodha Panel and SC, yet again
Cornered but defiant Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday decided to reject some of the contentious recommendations made by the Supreme Court constituted Lodha Committee.
 
SC slams BCCI over Lodha report
The Supreme Court Wednesday lashed out at the BCCI for reportedly not complying with its directives on reforms in the cricketing body after the Lodha panel submitted its report accusing the Board of defying orders on many counts.
 
BCCI ignoring recommendations: Lodha Panel to tell SC
The Lodha panel is submitting a report to the Supreme Court on Tuesday saying that the Board of Control for Cricket in India is ignoring its recommendations on bringing changes in its governance.
 
India’s 500th fails to excite Kanpur
It was far from ideal that India’s 500th Test match is being played before near-empty stands in Kanpur's Green Park.
 
Gasping BCCI files curative petition
The Board of Control for Cricket in India, has filed a curative petition challenging the appointment of the Lodha commission.
 
BCCI officials attending AGM will be jailed: Aditya Verma
According to Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma, officials attending the AGM might find themselves in serious trouble
 
BCCI yet to invite Bedi, Vishy for 500th Test
Former India captains Bishan Singh Bedi and Gundappa Viswanath are yet to get an invite from the BCCI for country’s historic 500th Test match against the visiting New Zealand side starting September 22 in Kanpur.
 
BCCI 'be present in person' clause result of Shastri fiasco
The BCCI’s ‘be present in person for interview’ clause for picking selectors has been born out of a strong desire to avoid a Ravi Shastri-like fiasco in the future.
 
Lodha panel irked by BCCI's move to appoint selectors
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha committee expressed strong reservations against Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) plan to appoint five selectors instead of the three suggested by the panel.
 
Manohar ignores Thakur, says will not react
The International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar refused to be drawn into a war of words with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur.
 
ICC refuses to get involved in BCCI-Lodha panel issue
The ICC has refused to get involved in the BCCI's tussle with the Lodha Committee, ICC chief executive David Richardson has indicated.
 
SLC chief pushes for four-day Tests
Thilanga Sumathipala, the SLC president, called for boards to market Test cricket more vigorously, and suggested four-day Tests as a step towards increasing the excitement around the format.
 
Lodha committee on BCCI office-bearer tenure
The RM Lodha Committee has clarified that an individual can be an office-bearer in both the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and in the state association for a cumulative period of 18 years (nine years in each body).
 
Dhoni complains to BCCI about second T20I delay
Irked by the technical failure which delayed the start of the second T20 between India and West Indies in Florida on August 28, the India ODI/T20I skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lodged a complaint with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
 
BCCI displeased over Champions Trophy budget
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has voiced its displeasure over the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to allocate a budget of USD 135 million as the estimated expenditure for the Champions Trophy slated to be held in the United Kingdom in June 2017.
 
Cricket administrators recoiled at IPL launch: ABD
Cricket bodies around the world had recoiled in shock when Lalit Modi of the BCCI announced its plans for the Indian Premier League (IPL), according to South African cricket captain AB de Villiers.
 
‘Conflict of interest’ prevails in BCCI
In the past 10 months, retired Justice AP Shah, the ombudsman appointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has been flooded with complaints alleging conflict of interest against administrators, members, coaches, selectors and cricketers.
 
Lodha Panel to BCCI: Deadline for forming Apex Council Dec 15
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee has given the BCCI a second set of timelines besides setting a December 15 deadline for conducting AGM and forming an Apex Council.The decision was taken during a committee meeting on Sunday.
 
 
AUG 2016
BCCI decides to waive off CSK, RR franchise fees
The BCCI has decided to settle the annual franchise fees issue with the suspended IPL sides Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.
 
BCCI awaits review petition verdict
The Board of Control for Cricket in India will be holding its Annual General Meeting on September 21 as per its existing constitution and is expected to wait for the Review petition verdict before getting into the implementation phase of the Lodha Committee Reforms.
 
‘BCCI cannot hold AGM without Lodha panel’s nod’
The BCCI cannot hold its forthcoming (87th) Annual General Meeting (AGM) until it is allowed by the Lodha Committee.
 
Combo tickets for India v WI T20Is to cost Rs 30,000
The NRIs residing in the United States will have to shell out anything between Rs 5000 to Rs 3000 to buy the tickets for the India’s two T20 Internationals against World Champion West Indies in Florida on August 27 and 28.
 
BCCI seeks review of SC order
The BCCI has filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, seeking review of its July 18 verdict in which it had accepted most recommendations of the Lodha panel.
 
Harbhajan likely to miss Duleep
Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is all set to give the inaugural day and night Duleep Trophy with pink ball a miss due to pressing family commitments.
 
Raina, Yuvraj, Gambhir to captain Duleep teams
Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina will captain the India Red, Blue and Green teams respectively in the upcoming Duleep Trophy, which will be played for the first time with a pink ball, and under lights. The tournament will be held between August 23 and September 14 in Greater Noida, the BCCI announced on Thursday.
 
I'm playing cricket and would like to focus on it: Dhoni
Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he does not intend to retire soon and wants to focus on his game.
 
Raina, Yuvraj out of T20Is in USA
MS Dhoni, India's limited-overs captain, will lead the 14-member squad for the two T20Is against West Indies in Florida on August 27 and 28. Dhoni and Jasprit Bumrah are the only members in the squad who are not who are not in the West Indies for the ongoing Test series.
 
Pak Test legend Hanif Mohammad dies
Pakistan's legendary former captain and batsman Hanif Muhammad, who held the record for the longest innings in Test cricket, passed away today after a prolonged battle with lung cancer.
 
Yuvraj, Gambhir, Raina to lead Duleep teams
Senior cricketers Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina will lead India Red, India Blue and India Green teams respectively in the Duleep Trophy to be played at Greater Noida International Cricket Stadium from August 23 to September 14.
 
Jadeja fined over lion selfies
Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 20,000 rupees (£229; $300) after posting photos online of him and his wife posing in front of endangered Asiatic lions.
 
Lodha Committee gives BCCI time till Oct 15
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee has directed the Indian cricket board to implement 15 key constitutional reforms, as mandated by the Supreme Court, by October 15 this year.
 
Four South African cricketers banned for match-fixing
Thami Tsolekile received a 12-year ban for "contriving to fix a match or matches" in the 2015 Twenty20 domestic competition.
 
Thakur, Shirke authorised to interact with Lodha Committee
At its Special General Body Meeting held in Delhi on Friday, the affiliates of the Board authorised President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke to interact with the Lodha Committee.
 
I won't be T20 captain anymore: Sammy
Darren Sammy, who led West Indies to two World T20 titles, has said in a video posted on his Facebook account that he won't be the West Indies T20 captain anymore.
 
Waqar 'regrets' issues with Wasim
Pakistan bowling legend Waqar Younis has admitted that his strained relationship with fellow countryman Wasim Akram during their play days hurt Pakistan cricket. Akram and Younis were one of the most fearsome bowling pairs in cricket history, especially in the 1990s when they terrorised batting attacks with a combination of pace and swing.
 
Right time to take cricket to US: Anurag Thakur
In what history will remember as Indian cricket's maiden entry into the United States of America, on August 27 and 28, India will play a two-match Twenty20 International series against the West Indies, who may struggle to match other teams in Tests and even One-Day Internationals, but are the reigning world champions in this format, in Florida.
 
BCCI against two-tier Test system: Thakur
BCCI president Anurag Thakur has said his board will oppose the proposed two-tier Test system to "protect the interests" of smaller member nations.
 
CA extends coach Lehmann's contract to 2019
Cricket Australia (CA) has extended head coach Darren Lehmann's contract to cover the Ashes and the World Cup in 2019.
 
Pak government to bear Hanif treatment expenses
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday directed the government to bear all expenses for the treatment of Pakistani cricket legend Hanif Mohammad, who is currently suffering from respiratory complications after being diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, Radio Pakistan reported.
 
 
JUL 2016
Stanikzai elated after Afghanistan overtakes Ireland
Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai was elated after an impressive all-round effort against the Netherlands saw his team reach the top spot in the ICC Intercontinental Cup points table, but cautioned that more needed to be done by his team.
 
Amendment in BCCI to improve cricket health: Justice Lodha
Welcoming the Supreme Court's verdict of accepting major recommendations of his committee on administrative changes in the BCCI, Retired Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha hopes the sport and the players will get more affection from the audience once the suggestions come to effect.
 
Sharad Pawar to step down as MCA chief
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Sharad Pawar appeared to be pleased to call it quits from cricket administration of the city that has won a record 41 Ranji Trophy titles.
 
Hafeez highest earning Pakistan cricketer in 2015-16
Senior batsman Mohammad Hafeez has turned out to be the highest earning Pakistani cricketer in 2015-16 after he took home approximately 39 million rupees as earnings from the Cricket Board (PCB).
 
Lohmann, Morris, Murali and Rolton to be inducted into Hall of Fame
The International Cricket Council today announced that Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year.
 
Murali mounts blistering attack on Sri Lanka Cricket
Sri Lanka’s record-breaking spinner Muttiah Muralitharan launched a blistering attack on Monday on Sri Lanka Cricket after it complained about his behaviour in his new role as a mentor to Australia.
 
 
JUN 2016
Anil Kumble appointed India's new coach
Kumble has been given a 1 year term starting with Windies tour
 
BCCI: Mini IPL overseas in Sept
The BCCI move was on the cards with the scrapping of the CLT20 last year.
 
Kumble & Shastri frontrunners for India coach
Panel seeks more time, to reveal coach name to BCCI only on Friday
 
Goa Cricket Association fraud probe
Goa police sends team to BCCI office to gather relevant details
 
ICC admits fixing draws to put Ind & Pak in same group
It is the fifth tournament in succession where Ind & Pak are scheduled to meet in the group stage.
 
Sony makes move to retain IPL rights
Have already submitted a written letter expressing interest in bidding again for the rights.
 
 
MAY 2016
It was a team effort: David Warner
SRH captain applauds Kohli and his team's support to win maiden IPL title.
 
Neutral venues for Ranji games: BCCI technical committee
Duleep Trophy is also in for a revamp from a zonal to a four-team event under lights.
 
Thakur becomes BCCI Prez, Shirke is Secretary
Making India the top team in all formats is priority.
 
CAB moves SC for stay on BCCI polls
Cricket Association of Bihar moves Supreme Court for stay on BCCI polls and to bar charge-sheeted candidates.
 
Shashank Manohar is ICC’s first chairman
The 58-year-old Manohar was elected unopposed to the post for an initial period of two years
 
Tony Cozier passes away
The legendary West Indies cricket writer and commentator died in Barbados.
 
Did not quit for ICC chairman election - Manohar
The former BCCI chief says 'conscience no longer permits me to continue'
 
Manohar steps down as BCCI president
Manohar's resignation came amid BCCI's legal troubles with SC
 
 
APR 2016
BCCI 'running a prohibitory regime' - SC
SC pulls up BCCI for "monopolising" cricket in the country
 
SC rejects MCA, Maharashtra Cricket Association appeals
SC has ruled all IPL 2016 games to be played in Maharashtra in May to be moved out.
 
Rajasthan agrees to host MI games
The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) will extend its support and technical assistance to the state government.
 
BCCI threatens to pull IPL 2017 out of India
BCCI secretary hinted the board was checking the availability of venues abroad amid constant water crisis
 
BCCI member fears 'one-state, one-vote' will abet politics
The SC bench said an association cannot take shelter under the fundamental rights as it is not a citizen.
 
Rahul Johri appointed BCCI’s first CEO
Johri was the Asia Pacific’s executive vice-president with Discovery Networks.
 
Moving IPL Matches Won't Solve Problem: Gavaskar & Dravid
Bombay HC has asked BCCI to move all IPL games in May. Gavaskar & Dravid not amused
 
Lalit Modi: 1000 crores for drought victims
The former IPL Chairman had a unique suggestion for the BCCI.
 
BCCI to SC: Money from broadcast rights can't be disclosed
BCCI is unflinching in its earlier position that it is not amenable to an oversight mechanism.
 
Not bothered if IPL shifted out of Mah: Fadnavis
Maharashtra CM said he is not worried if the IPL matches are shifted out of the state due to water shortage.
 
Bombay HC refuses to stay inaugural match of IPL
HC asks Mah govt. to submit details on the source of water to be used in three stadiums for coming IPL matches
 
Gavaskar 'out of line, too expensive' for BCCI
BCCI's professional relationship with the former Indian captain could come to an end anytime in April-May.
 
Supreme Court blasts BCCI over fund allocation policy
Terms board a 'mutually beneficial society' and questions its allocation of funds to state bodies in the past 5 years.
 
 
MAR 2016
BCCI criticises Afridi's Kashmir comment
BCCI Secretary criticised Pak captain Shahid Afridi for saying that “a lot of people from Kashmir” had come to support his team during the World Twenty20 game in Mohali.
 
Shane Watson retires
The World Twenty20 in India will be Australian all-rounder Shane Watson’s final tryst with international cricket.
 
BCCI partly shows financial details to SC
The BCCI has proved SC's special bench right by declaring in its affidavit that as much as Rs 557.08 crore was being paid to 'voting members' for the financial year 2014-15.
 
Lodha-proposals hearing postponed to April 5
Friday's hearing in the Supreme Court relating to how the BCCI plans to implement the various recommendations proposed by the Lodha Committee in January, has been postponed to April 5.
 
SC hearing on BCCI vs. Lodha resumes
The BCCI is in for some more rough treatment from the two-judge bench of the Supreme Court hearing the case relating to how the BCCI plans to implement the various Lodha Committee recommendations.
 
IPL: Vijay Mallya resigns from RCB
IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore has written to the BCCI, intimating them about Mallya's resignation from the post of Director of RCB
 
Sanghvi violated conflict of interest rule: BCCI ombudsman
BCCI ombudsman AP Shah has stated that former India spinner Rahul Sanghvi's dual roles in IPL and DDCA is a violation of conflict of interest rules.
 
ICC letting BCCI get away on DRS issue: Brearley
Pulling up the International Cricket Council for its "toothlessness" in allowing the BCCI to get away by opposing use of the umpire Decision Review System in bilateral series involving India, former England captain Mike Brearley on Saturday said the technology could not be held back for long.
 
MI to face Dhoni's Pune in IPL 2016 opener
The 2016 edition of the IPL will begin on April 9. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on new entrants Rising Pune Supergiants at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The final, too, will be played at the Wankhede Stadium on May 29.
 
SC takes exception to BCCI's views on Lodha report
The Indian Supreme Court has told the BCCI that it might be inclined to send a few of the recommendations proposed by the Lodha committee back to the three-member panel for review.
 
Martin Crowe farewelled at Auckland funeral
New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe farewelled at Auckland funeral
 
International team under corruption investigation
Ronnie Flanagan, the head of the ACU, revealed recent attempts to "manipulate" events in forthcoming matches had been thwarted but did not name the team involved.
 
India-Pakistan game moved to Kolkata
The most eagerly-awaited match of the WorldT20 event between India and Pakistan has a new venue. The group game between the arch-rivals has been moved from Dharamsala to Kolkata citing security concerns.
 
 
FEB 2016
No special powers to BCC, ECB, and CA in ICC
The International Cricket Council is all set to scrap the controversial constitutional amendments, which gave executive clout and financial power to India, Australia and England.
 
SC: BCCI must accept Lodha panel recommendations
The Supreme Court has suggested that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) must fully accept the recommendations of the Justice Lodha Committee on the structural reforms of the apex cricketing body.
 
BCCI ombudsman mails Manohar on Ganguly's 'no reply'
Sourav Ganguly and the BCCI have not responded to complaints of conflict of interest despite being asked to file their replies, the Indian Cricket Board's Ombudsman AP Shah has said in a mail to its President Shashank Manohar.
 
ICC CEO lauds Manohar's stance on 'conflict of interest'
International Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson has said that the ICC Chairman, who also heads the BCCI, is a principled man and is trying to reform the governance structure in both the bodies.
 
 
JAN 2016
MCA to discuss Lodha report recommendations
The Mumbai Cricket Association office- bearers will discuss the Justice Lodha Committee report implications in a meeting in Mumbai on Monday
 
SC to hear BCA's plea to implement Lodha report
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea of Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) that is seeking the implementation of the report of the Justice R M Lodha panel on reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
 
Verma complains to Shah against BCCI
CAB secretary Aditya Verma has written a letter to BCCI Ombudsman Justice AP Shah, requesting him to take urgent action against the Indian cricket board for granting associate membership to Bihar Cricket Association (BCA).
 
Chanderpaul announces retirement
West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has officially retired from international cricket, seven months after selectors opted to discard the veteran and push for a youth-oriented policy.
 
Lodha panel suggests legalising betting and other sweeping reforms
The most significant recommendations made by the committee include bringing the BCCI under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, legalising betting, and barring ministers and government servants from holding office in the BCCI.
 
 
DEC 2015
BCCI under National Sports Development Bill?
In view of the corruption charges against Delhi and District Cricket Association and its former president Arun Jaitley, the sports ministry is keen to bring the BCCI under the purview of the National Sports Development Bill.
 
Lodha panel to propose drastic BCCI reforms
The Justice Lodha Committee, which will table its final report to the BCCI and the Supreme Court on January 4, is expected to recommend at least two radical reforms in the BCCI.
 
Lodha panel to submit report on Jan 4
The Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha Committee is ready with the final report and will submit its findings to the Supreme Court and the BCCI on January 4.
 
ICC's warning to BCCI over Nagpur pitch
The ICC has issued an official warning to Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur, under their Pitch Monitoring Process, which hosted the third Test between India and South Africa from November 25 to 27.
 
BCCI virtually rules out series with Pak
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has virtually ruled out the possibility of a bilateral series with Pakistan, asserting that it will be almost impossible for that country's cricket board to organise the event at short notice.
 
India Cements to be probed on IPL issues
The ministry of corporate affairs has decided to launch prosecution proceedings against India Cements. N. Srinivasan-led India Cements was the owner of suspended IPL team Chennai Super Kings.
 
Modi promises transparency in new tenure
After being reinstated as the president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi in a series of tweets spoke about making the state association "transparent".
 
Lalit Modi back as RCA President
Lalit Modi has been reinstated as the president of Rajasthan Cricket Association after BJP leader Amin Pathan withdrew its no-confidence motion against Modi and his team.
 
BCCI pays Rs 2 crore to ICC for extra member
BCCI has paid the International Cricket Council (ICC) an amount of around Rs 2.4 crore for various charges incurred for the Indian squad as they were carrying “additional team members” during the World Cup held earlier this year.
 
HC reserves order on CSK plea
The Madras High Court reserved orders on a petition filed by Chennai Super Kings challenging the orders of the Justice Lodha Committee suspending it for two years.
 
India-Pak series likely to be called off
Awaiting BCCI's response, the Pakistan Cricket Board is set to give up on the proposed bilateral series with India, with PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan chairman saying "we are closing this chapter now".
 
'Wont affect world cricket if India-Pak don't play'
Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf feels that the Indo-Pak series would hardly make a difference to either of the two countries or to the world.
 
Suspended CSK and RR to pay participation fees
According to a report, suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) would be required to pay participation fees, as per their 10-year contracts.
 
BCCI feels 'nothing wrong' with Nagpur pitch
The BCCI is expected to contradict ICC match referee Jeff Crowe's report on the 'poor' quality of the pitch in Nagpur, where the third Test between India and South Africa was held.
 
Thakur's u-turn; says can't play with Pak
Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur has taken a U-turn on the issue of the Indo-Pak series, five days after he stressed on the need to engage with Pakistan.
 
'Not an astrologer to predict on Indo-Pak series'
BCCI president Shashank Manohar carefully dodged questions on the proposed Indo-Pak bilateral series, which is in a limbo at the moment as the Indian government has not given the necessary clearance to the high-profile contest.
 
BCCI is a bully: Chappell
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that there are far too many politicians in the BCCI and cutting back on some of them might help it become more professional and restore its credibility.
 
Commitment to PCB put BCCI in a fix
It was a letter of April 2014 sent by the then BCCI President N Srinivasan to Pakistan Cricket Board, which bound India to a commitment to play Pakistan this month, leading to the present dilemma in the establishment here.
 
Delhi Daredevils sack Kirsten as coach
Delhi Daredevils have announced the removal of Gary Kirsten from chief coach's job for the upcoming ninth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
 
ICC rates Nagpur pitch 'poor', asks BCCI to respond
The ICC announced that the pitch for the third Test between India and South Africa in Nagpur has been rated as “poor”, triggering a review of the performance of the pitch under the ICC Pitch Monitoring Process.
 
 
NOV 2015
Opposed to the idea of 'Big Three': Manohar
ICC chairman and BCCI President Shashank Manohar has said that he was not in favor of the world cricketing body being dominated by India, England, and Australia.
 
'BCCI ombudsman will have complete freedom'
BCCI president Shashank Manohar has promised complete investigative power to its ombudsman Justice A P Shah, appointed to deal with conflict of interest and other charges of misconduct against board administrators.
 
Verma urges Lodha Committee to maintain BCCI integrity
Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma has urged the Justice Lodha Committee to maintain "institutional integrity" in BCCI and put in place reforms to keep away corrupt individuals from the administration of the game.
 
'India-Pak series possible in Sri Lanka'
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur has said that a cricket series with Pakistan was possible in Sri Lanka, a neutral venue.
 
No reply from PCB yet: Manohar
The heads of both the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Pakistan Cricket Board are in Dubai, but no decision has been reached yet about the series talks between the two nations.
 
BCCI asks Patel to explain fund release to UK firm
Former BCCI secretary and a Srinivasan loyalist was recently summoned by the board to seek explanation over the payment of US $900,000 (close to Rs 6 crore) made in 2013-2014 to a UK-based investigations agency.
 
IPL spot-fixing: HC notice to Sreesanth, 35 others
Delhi High Court has issued notices to suspended cricketers S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan and 33 others, who were given a clean chit by the trial court on July 25.
 
PCB declines BCCI's offer to tour India
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has made it clear that its team will not play a bilateral series in India as desired by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
 
BCCI feels it is above the law: Azad
Expressing his views on the BCCI's recent proposal to Pakistan to play a limited-over-series in India, former Indian cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad said the board always sees itself as being above the law.
 
'BCCI passing through turbulent times'
BCCI president Shashank Manohar has appealed to the Board members to lend their support to a few decisions which, according to him, were needed to protect the autonomy of the Board.
 
Manohar replaces Srinivasan as ICC Chairman
BCCI President Shashank Manohar has dethroned N Srinivasan as the new BCCI representative at the ICC. Manohar will be the ICC Chairman till June 2016.
 
Raman should have quit earlier: Mudgal
Reacting to the news of Sundar Raman's resignation as IPL COO, Justice Mukul Mudgal said the cricketer administrator should have take this decision earlier.
 
Sundar Raman quits as IPL COO
Sundar Raman has stepped down as the Indian Premier League (IPL) COO, and his resignation has been accepted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
 
Manohar likely to oust Srinivasan at ICC
As per a report in the Indian Express, Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar is all set to replace N Srinivasan as the ICC chairman.
 
 
OCT 2015
Manohar apologizes to PCB for cancellation of talks
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar has expressed his sincere regrets for cancellation of the meeting between BCCI and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
 
'Spot-fixing scandal has damaged brand IPL'
In a candid confession, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, Anurag Thakur admitted that the spot-fixing controversy in 2013 has damaged the brand value of Indian Premier League (IPL).
 
Dhoni's visit to Srini 'wrong message to the world'
Petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing case, Aditya Verma has criticized India's ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for meeting ousted BCCI President N Srinivasan at his residence.
 
BCCI's treatment 'disappointing', says Shaharyar
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan has lashed out against the BCCI, terming the treatment meted out to him in India as 'disappointing'.
 
Sehwag retires from international cricket
Master-blaster Virender Sehwag has officially announced his retirement from international cricket as well as the Indian Premier League (IPL), on his 37th birthday.
 
CSK, RR to remain suspended for two years
At its working committee meeting, the BCCI decided that it would go with the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R M Lodha committee's recommendation of suspending the IPL franchises of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years.
 
Srini to stay away from BCCI WC meet
Tamil Nadu Cricket Association is likely to be represented by P.S. Raman in the BCCI's working committee (WC) meeting on October 18. N. Srinivasan will stay away from the meeting.
 
Manohar invites PCB for talks on Indo-Pak series
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan has said BCCI President Shashank Manohar has invited him for talks on the proposed Indo-Pak cricket series.
 
Zaheer retires from international cricket
Indian pacer Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday with immediate effect. Zaheer, however, will play in the ninth season of the IPL.
 
Manohar skips, Srini attends ICC meet
Ousted BCCI president N. Srinivasan represented India at the ICC's board meeting held in Dubai, as newly-elected BCCI president Shashank Manohar skipped the proceedings.
 
Mongia involved in match-fixing: Vincent
New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, accused of match-fixing, has told a London courtroom that former Indian cricketer Dinesh Mongia was one of the key members of a "gang of four" that fixed matches during the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
 
BCCI failed to act, says PepsiCo
According to a report in the The Indian Express, title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL), PepsiCo, has held the BCCI responsible for its decision to end its association with the IPL.
 
BCCI's WC meet on 18 Oct
The BCCI Working Committee (WC) meeting, which was adjourned on August 28 in Kolkata, will meet at the Mumbai Cricket Centre, Mumbai on October 18.
 
PepsiCo decides to withdraw as IPL sponsor
Indian Premier League (IPL) title sponsor PepsiCo has reportedly sent a notice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to withdraw from the cash-rich league, following the spot-fixing controversy that has shamed the game.
 
BCCI Prez seeks report on Cuttack incident
Following the unruly behaviour of the crowd during the second T20 between India and South Africa, the BCCI president Shashank Manohar has sought a detailed report from the Orissa Cricket Association (OCA).
 
Manohar can lead BCCI well, says Mudgal
Justice Mukul Mudgal, the chief of the probe committee that investigated the IPL betting scandal of 2013, has hailed Shashank Manohar's appointment as the BCCI president.
 
SC: BCCI free to stick to its stand
The Supreme Court has declined to interfere with BCCI's stand of barring N Srinvasan from participating in any of its meetings. The apex court said the Board was free to stick to its stand that he suffered from conflict of interest so long as a court of law upsets that opinion.
 
Shashank Manohar elected BCCI President
Newly-elected BCCI President Shashank Manohar announced a slew of reforms, including the appointment of an ombudsman to deal with contentious issues like conflict of interest, as part of a clean-up operation to restore the Board's battered image.
 
 
SEP 2015
Srinivasan moves SC against Thakur
N Srinivasan moved the Supreme Court accusing the BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur of committing an offence of perjury before the top court for making "plethora" of "misleading" statements against him.
 
Srini not allowed in BCCI's Oct 4 meet
The Supreme Court of India has dismissed BCCI's plea for review of its January 22 order, which disqualified those with commercial interest in cricket from participating in the functioning of the board.
 
SGM likely this weekend: Mumbai Mirror
The much-awaited Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to be held this weekend or next Monday.
 
Manohar emerges as candidate for BCCI prez
Finally, it seems to be curtains on the suspense over who will head the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after incumbent Jagmohan Dalmiya passed away last week. Former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar appears set to return to head the cricket body.
 
 
AUG 2015
IPL GC proposes new teams in place of CSK, RR
Having two news teams for the next two editions of Indian Premier League in place of suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals was among the two proposals put forward by the IPL Governing Council in its meeting in Kolkata.
 
BCCI adjourns WC meet over Srini's presence
BCCI's crucial Working Committee meeting was adjourned over lack of legal clarity on N Srinivasan's presence. President Jagmohan Dalmiya adjourned the meeting sine die resulting in high drama at the board's headquarters in Kolkata.
 
Verma urges BCCI to keep Srini away from WC meet
Petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing case, Aditya Verma has shot a letter to the legal head of BCCI U N Bannerjee and all the Working Committee members, requesting them not to allow N Srinivasan in the meeting in Kolkata on Friday.
 
IPL spot-fixing: Madras HC issues notice to BCCI
Madras High Court has issued notice to BCCI on a petition by CSK challenging the order of Justice Lodha Committee suspending it from the Indian Premier League over the 2013 betting scam involving its top official Gurunath Meiyappan.
 
IPL spot-fixing: WG to submit report to BCCI
The working group, formed to study Justice Lodha panel's verdict relating to the IPL spot-fixing scandal, has "compiled suggestions from all stakeholders" and will submit its final report to the BCCI's working committee before it meets in Kolkata on 28 August.
 
Zinta shocked by IPL match-fixing claims
Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta blasted media reports that she had accused several players of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team of match fixing.
 
CSK challenges Lodha Committee verdict
IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings has moved the Madras High Court challenging the order of Justice Lodha Committee suspending it from Indian Premier League over the 2013 betting scam involving its top official Gurunath Meiyappan.
 
Delhi police to appeal IPL spot-fixing acquittal
Delhi Police has decided to file an appeal in the High Court against a city court order discharging all the 36 accused in the IPL-6 spot fixing case including test discard S Sreesanth and two other cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.
 
IPL spot-fixing: Lodha panel gets 5 more months
The Supreme Court gave the Justice RM Lodha committee five more months time to complete its work on suggesting reforms in the administration of Indian cricket body BCCI to make it working transparent and free from any conflict of interest.
 
Sports Minister wants BCCI under RTI Act
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said that like any other sports federation of the country, the BCCI also needs to be made accountable and transparent in its functioning as according to the Supreme Court it is a "public body".
 
Players not to sign 'no conflict of interest'
Current and former Indian cricketers will not be immediately required to sign the 'no conflict of interest' undertakings but they may have to do so in future, a top BCCI source said.
 
SC urged to give envelope of names to Lodha panel
The Cricket Association of Bihar has filed an application with a plea to Supreme Court to hand over the sealed cover and reports submitted by the Justice Mudgal Committee in the apex court to the Justice Lodha Committee.
 
BCCI's WC meets to discuss Lodha report
The BCCI's four-member working group, formed to study the Justice Lodha panel's verdict relating to the IPL 2013 corruption scandal, on Monday met for the first time to discuss the way forward for the league's next edition.
 
 
JUL 2015
'BCCI accountable to the public'
The IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal prompted the government to push for introduction of Sports Fraud Bill in the Parliament in the ongoing monsoon session, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said.
 
BCCI refuses to revoke ban on players
The BCCI has made it very clear that it was not having second thoughts on revoking the ban on former India pacer S. Sreesanth and spinner Ankeet Chavan in the wake of a Delhi Court dropping all charges against them in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing case.
 
Dalmiya re-elected as CAB chief
Veteran sports administrator and Indian cricket board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya was re-elected unopposed for another term as president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
 
KCA requests BCCI to lift ban on Sreesanth
The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to lift the ban on now exonerated former Indian pace bowler S. Sreesanth.
 
IPL fixing: Verma welcomes court's decision
Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma welcomed a Delhi court's decision to drop charges against former India pacer S. Sreesanth and 35 other accused in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case.
 
BCCI: Ban on players in IPL spot-fixing to remain
Despite the MCOCA court dropping all charges against Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan in the IPL6 spot-fixing case on Saturday, the BCCI stood by its decision to ban the players.
 
BCCI members to sign 'conflict of interest' undertaking
In its bid to clean its image, the BCCI has notified all the Board members to sign an undertaking declaring that they do not have 'conflict of interest' while holding functionary posts in their respective cricket associations.
 
BCCI to form working group to study verdict
Under pressure to resolve the crisis triggered by Justice RM Lodha committee's verdict on the IPL betting scandal, the BCCI has decided to constitute a working group to study the order and give recommendations within six weeks.
 
'Srinivasan root of all scandals'
Former Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar has held N. Srinivasan responsible for all the intolerable mess in the IPL, and has called for his immediate ouster as the ICC chairman.
 
Post verdict, IPL GC to meet on July 19
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla has said a meeting of the league's Governing Council will be convened on July 19 to discuss and analyse the Justice Lodha Committee report.
 
'Srini should not represent BCCI in ICC now'
Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, hailed the Lodha Committee verdict and demanded that BCCI should withdraw N Srinivasan's nomination as its representative in the ICC.
 
Verdict will restore people's faith, says Mudgal
The Lodha Committee verdict will actually help restore people's faith in the League, said Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the Committee, which probed the IPL betting scam.
 
IPL fixing: CSK, RR suspended; Guru banned for life
N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and co-owner of Rajasthan Royals Raj Kundra were banned for life, while IPL teams - Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals - were suspended for two years.
 
IPL spot fixing: Lodha committee's verdict on July 14
The fate of IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will be known on Tuesday when the Supreme Court-appointed high-level Committee headed by former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha will pronounce the quantum of punishment.
 
Verma urges BCCI to call affiliation committee meeting
The secretary of the Cricket Association of Bihar Aditya Verma urged the BCCI bosses to conduct a sub-committee meeting for the affiliation committee, which could then look into Bihar's case.
 
Financial irregularities revealed in CAB
Less than a month before its Annual General Meeting, the Cricket Association of Bengal has become a divided house after the balance sheet revealed a deficit of Rs 3.70 crore, a first in 10 years.
 
Manohar wanted BCCI to sue CSK
Former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar had suggested legal action against the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for duping the board for over Rs 50 crore.
 
ICC bans USA Cricket Association
The ICC Board has unanimously decided to suspend the membership of the USA Cricket Association (USACA) with immediate effect during its ICC Annual Conference week.
 
 
JUN 2015
IPL spot-fixing: Charges to be framed on July 25
The order on framing of charges in the Indian Premier League (IPL)-6 spot fixing case in which suspended Indian cricketers Ajit Chandila, S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and others are accused, was deferred for July 25 by a Delhi court.
 
Zaheer Abbas named new ICC President
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas was named president of the International Cricket Council for the next year at the annual conference of the sport's world governing body in Barbados on Tuesday.
 
'Rift in dressing room affecting Dhoni'
Chanchal Bhattacharya, the childhood coach of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has said the Ranchi lad is unable to deliver results expected of him as skipper because of the prevailing atmosphere in the dressing room.
 
Verma questions Srini's presence at ICC meet
CAB secretary Aditya Verma has written to BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya, questioning N Srinivasan's election as TNCA President and his proposed presence at the ICC Board meeting as BCCI representative.
 
CAB seeks CBI probe in BCCI snooping scandal
Claiming that a former BCCI) official paid money to a London-based firm to snoop on BCCI officials, secretary of the Cricket Association of Bihar, Aditya Verma, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a CBI probe in the matter.
 
'Srini didn't allow Dhoni to be sacked as skipper'
Batsman Virat Kohli would have become India's ODI captain in early 2012 had then BCCI president N Srinivasan not intervened, says a former national selector.
 
ACU chief Kumar to stay with Team India
Head of BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) Neeraj Kumar is currently in Bangladesh with the Indian cricket team as designated anti-corruption official.
 
BCCI officials linked with Srinivasan sacked
The newly elected members of the BCCI are terminating contracts of players with links to India Cements, a company owned by N Srinivasan.
 
BCCI's anti-corruption chief resigns
BCCI's anti-corruption chief Ravi Sawani has resigned citing personal reasons. Sawani will now serve a one-month notice.
 
Sachin shares Legends T20 blueprint with ICC
Retired greats Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne met ICC chief executive Dave Richardson at the global body's headquarters to discuss their ambitious Legends T20 cricket League, proposed to be held in the USA in August-September.
 
 
MAY 2015
IPL spot-fixing: Court to pass order on June 29
A Delhi court has said it would pass its order on 29 June on framing of charges in IPL-6 spot fixing case, in which suspended cricketers S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan, and others are accused.
 
BCCI's legal costs Rs. 56 crore in 2 years
The BCCI expenditure on legal matters in the last two years went up to Rs 56 crore, it was disclosed at its finance committee meeting.
 
IPL fixing: Lodha committee questions BCCI
The Supreme Court-appointed committee headed by former CJI RM Lodha, who has been assigned to make administrative reforms in BCCI, has sent out a questionnaire containing more than 80 queries under seven sub-heads to office-bearers of the cricket body.
 
BCCI planning to replace CLT20: Shukla
Looking to replace the not-so-popular Champions League Twenty20 annual cricket event, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla has said that the BCCI is exploring options for a new league in September.
 
Verma writes to PM on phone tapping controversy
CAB secretary Aditya Verma has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to constitute a high-level enquiry committee to investigate whether former BCCI top brass was allegedly tapping phones of Board officials.
 
IPL spot fixing: Court to pass order on May 23
A Delhi court hearing Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case has set May 23 for delivering its order on issue of framing charges in the matter.
 
Srinivasan paid $900,000 to spy on BCCI officials
The UK firm hired by N Srinivasan to spy on board officials, was paid $900,000 for the job, according to media reports.
 
Thakur hints at Srinivasan's ouster from ICC
Promising to clean up cricket, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur on Monday hinted at initiating a probe against N Srinivasan in order to pave the way for his ouster from the ICC chairman's post.
 
Srinivasan asks gay son to marry to continue family
N Srinivasan’s ‘homosexual’ son Ashwin has accused him of pressing to marry and “have progeny to carry on the lineage”.
 
 
APR 2015
BCCI plans early SGM to oust Srini from ICC
The BCCI’s new regime under Jagmohan Dalmiya’s leadership is exploring the option of an early Special General Meeting (SGM) in its bid to oust N. Srinivasan as the Board’s representative to the ICC.
 
Patel suspended from Baroda Cricket Association
N Srinivasan received another jolt as one of his closest confidant Sanjay Patel was removed from his primary membership by the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) on allegations of financial irregularities.
 
Thakur asks Srini to reveal names of 'suspected bookies'
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur launched a stinging attack on N Srinivasan, saying that he should actually share information on bookies with his own family members "whose involvement in betting has been proved".
 
Srinivasan spied on other BCCI officials
N Srinivasan hired a London-based private firm to snoop on a set of Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) members, according to reports.
 
ED to examine CSK's low valuation
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought details regarding the Rs. 5 lakh valuation of the Chennai Super Kings franchise of the Indian Premier League.
 
IPL's latest ''conflict of interest''
Younger daughter of the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) chief advisor, Neeraj Kumar, is linked with three companies promoted by IPL governing council chairman Rajeev Shukla’s wife Anurradha Prasad.
 
Sports ministry asks BCCI to share IPL profits
The sports ministry has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to share profits generated by the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF).
 
CBI cop to head IPL fixing probe
The SC has granted the request of the committee headed by former Chief Justice of India R. M. Lodha, to replace IPS officer B B Mishra with CBI SP (anti-corruption) Vivek Priyadarshi, to probe into the role of former IPL COO Sundar Raman.
 
Verma urges ICC to restrain Srinivasan
CAB secretary Aditya Verma has urged the ICC to stop incumbent chairman N. Srinivasan from holding on to the position till he was being probed by a high level panel constituted by the Supreme Court of India.
 
ED questions BCCI Vice-President
Enforcement Directorate officials questioned Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) President and BCCI Vice-President TC Mathew on the foreign exchange transactions involving KCA and a London-based architect firm.
 
Indian cricket losing sponsors
According to a GroupM ESP study in 2014, as reported by the Economic Times, cricket sponsorship has declined as sports such as football, tennis, hockey, and kabaddi have gained popularity.
 
IPL probe panel prepares 82 questions for BCCI
According to a report, the three-member probe panel appointed by the SC to act against those found guilty in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, has prepared a list of 82 questions for top BCCI officials.
 
Verma requests recognition for CAB
In a letter addressed to the newly-appointed BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, Verma requested the Cricket Board to end the impasse that has engulfed cricket administration in the eastern state for more than a decade.
 
Will ensure a clean IPL: Shukla
Stung by revelations of a player being approached for spot-fixing, IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla has said that stringent measures will be put in place to ensure that the mega-event passes off corruption-free.
 
BCCI confirms bookie approach to RR player
A Mumbai-based Rajasthan Royals player was approached with an offer of money for spot-fixing last month, clearly showing that attempts to fix matches is still prevalent in the Indian Premier League.
 
IPL spot-fixing: Shirke, Shetty depose before SC
Three BCCI officials were among four persons who deposed before the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee in relation to the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
 
Shukla named IPL chairman; Ganguly in panel
Rajeev Shukla has been re-appointed chairman of the IPL Governing Council. Sourav Ganguly is a new entrant to the IPL Governing Council, while the senior national selection committee led by Sandeep Patil was retained for another season.
 
BCCI's emergency meet ahead of Bangladesh tour
The BCCI is likely to call an emergency meeting within a week to consider the imbroglio surrounding the Indian team's Bangladesh tour in June. This follows Bangladesh's Mustafa Kamal quitting the ICC and blaming its chairman, N Srinivasan for his exit.
 
Kamal resigns; calls Srinivasan "rotten"
Livid after he was denied the honour of handing over the World Cup winners' trophy, Mustafa Kamal has resigned as ICC president to protest what he called a constitutional violation by the governing body.
 
 
MAR 2015
Verma: Recall Srini from ICC chairman's post
Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma has shot off a letter to BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya and secretary Anurag Thakur, asking the duo to "recall the nomination" of N Srinivasan from the powerful post of ICC chairman.
 
Pathan faction thwart Modi supporters from attending meeting
Modi's second stint as the RCA president was controversially halted by a faulty no-confidence motion against him
 
Six associations may challenge BCCI elections
Six state associations, which are unhappy with the way the elections were conducted by the BCCI in Chennai on March 2, are likely to file individual affidavits with the Justice Lodha Committee of the SC to challenge the election’s authenticity.
 
Jagmohan Dalmiya returns as BCCI President
Jagmohan Dalmiya has returned as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India after a decade, and Anurag Thakur is the new board secretary.
 
 
FEB 2015
Srini apologises to SC, pulls out of BCCI AGM
Days after the Supreme Court expressed its displeasure over N. Srinivasan's chairing of recent working committee meeting in Chennai, Srini apologised to the apex court and said he would not chair the meeting.
 
Pawar to attend BCCI AGM
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Sharad Pawar is all set to attend the BCCI Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled on March 2, at Chennai.
 
Keep Srini away from BCCI, Pawar tells PM
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Sharad Pawar is learnt to have met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bid to foil N. Srinivasan's attempt to regain his post as the BCCI chief.
 
SC raps Srini for chairing BCCI meet
The SC came down heavily on N Srinivasan for his participation in the Board's recent working committee meeting saying that he was "vulnerable" after its verdict in the IPL case that found him in a "conflict of interest" situation
 
CAB's contempt plea against Srini
CAB has moved the Supreme Court seeking contempt proceedings against N Srinivasan and other BCCI officials for holding a meeting of its working committee to decide on holding AGM in March in alleged violation of the apex court direction.
 
BCCI AGM to be held on March 2
The much-awaited Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCI, which was deferred a number of times, will now be held on March 2, bringing an end to the uncertainty over its functioning.
 
'Yadav, Shukla have conflict of interest'
CAB Secretary Aditya Verma has claimed that as per last month's Supreme Court order, neither interim BCCI chief Shivlal Yadav nor vice-president Rajiv Shukla is eligible to contest for the post of Board president.
 
Verma asks Pawar to contest BCCI elections
Secretary of the Cricket Association of Bihar, Aditya Verma has urged former BCCI chief and NCP strongman Sharad Pawar to contest for the post of president in the Cricket Board's upcoming elections.
 
Dalmiya, Pawar urged to take over BCCI
CAB secretary Aditya Verma has called upon veteran administrators Jagmohan Dalmiya and Sharad Pawar to cleanse the Indian cricket board that has been “vitiated” by sidelined president N. Srinivasan.
 
 
JAN 2015
Srini cannot contest BCCI elections: SC
The Supreme Court has barred N. Srinivasan from contesting Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) elections till such time he had "commercial interest in cricket."
 
'Meiyappan-Kundra involved in betting'
The Supreme Court court held that the allegation of betting against Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of N Srinivasan, and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra stands proved.
 
BCCI accused of 'gaining cheap publicity' by using Prez, PM photos
Accusing the Indian cricket board of wrongfully publishing the photographs of the Indian president and prime minister in its recent annual report, Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma has sought the intervention of the country’s first citizen in the matter.
 
SC rejects BCCI's plea against CESTAT order
The SC rejected BCCI's plea against a tribunal order asking it to pay around Rs 18 crore as service tax for video graphing matches and selling the feed to private sport channels.
 
 
DEC 2014
Court orders probe against BCCI officials
Mumbai's Metropolitan Magistrate court has ordered the crime branch to file a report in the criminal case filed by a member of the Jharkhand State Cricket Association, against N Srinivasan, Sanjay Jagdale, Anurag Thakur, Rajeev Shukla, Arun Jaitely, and Gurunath Meiyappan.
 
Not connected with BCCI: Gavaskar
With the SC observing that players and officials having commercial interests should stay away from administering the game, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar clarified that he is "not connected in anyway" with the BCCI administration.
 
Ganguly, Gavaskar, Shastri, Srikkanth too have conflict of interest: BCCI in SC
The BCCI President-in-exile named Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly, Ravi Shastri and Krish Srikkanth as those with conflict of interest in the IPL.
 
SC reserves order on Srinivasan's future
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its orders on whether N. Srinivasan can contest elections for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Srinivasan, who is fighting conflict of interest charges at the apex court, is eyeing a return to the helm of affairs at the BCCI. The Supreme Court also reserved orders on whether there is conflict of interest in Srinivasan owning Chennai Super Kings.
 
SC asks BCCI for list of those with commercial interests in IPL
The Supreme Court today asked the BCCI to place before it a list of administrators and players having various commercial interests including in IPL and the Champions League T20.
 
SC slams Raman for 'watching the fun'
Resuming its hearing on the IPL spot-fixing controversy, the Supreme Court (SC) slammed the league's chief operating officer (COO) Sundar Raman for 'watching the fun' and not doing his job properly.
 
SC asks BCCI to act against Meiyappan
The Supreme Court on Tuesday insisted that action must be taken against N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, and felt the best way to ensure this would be to keep Srinivasan out of it.
 
'Difficult to ignore Srinivasan's conflict of interest'
The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday said it is very difficult to accept that there is no conflict of interest in N Srinivasan's role as the BCCI president and owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
 
Srinivasan maligning top cricketers for cover up: Verma
Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma Tuesday alleged that sidelined Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan is dragging the names of former reputed cricketers in the Supreme Court to cover up for his own “conflict of interest”.
 
SC pulls up BCCI, asks it to explain IPL biz model
The Supreme Court on Monday reacted sharply on the IPL scandal by asking the Board of Control for Cricket in India to give information with regards to the financial working of the apex body of cricket in the country along with the findings with respect to auction and purchase of players in IPL.
 
 
NOV 2014
IPL spot-fixing: Mudgal panel to decide punishment
The Supreme Court has suggested that the Mudgal Committee, that probed the allegation of betting and match fixing in IPL 2013 decide on the nature of punishment for Gurunath Meiyappan and others named on its report.
 
SC to BCCI: Disqualify CSK from IPL
The Supreme Court has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India to disqualify Chennai Super Kings (CSK) from the IPL without further enquiry.
 
SC questions Srini's 'conflict of interest'
The Supreme Court (SC) has slammed N Srinivasan for conflict of interest, while examining the Justice Mukul Mudgal report on corruption in IPL 2013.
 
You are killing cricket: SC to BCCI
The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Board of Control of Cricket in India, accusing the body governing cricket in India of killing the game, which is considered a religion in the country.
 
'Srini must answer why he didn't act'
Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has hit out at Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of N Srinivasan, over his involvement in betting and also questioned Srinivasan's silence in the spot-fixing and betting issue.
 
BCCI's reputation at its lowest due to autocratic Srini: Manohar
Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar on Thursday lashed out at ICC chairman N Srinivasan after the Supreme Court revealed his name as part of the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee's probe report on IPL spot-fixing.
 
Guru, Srini, Sundar named in Mudgal report
N Srinivasan, Raj Kundra, Gurunath Meiyappan, and Sundar Raman were named in the Justice Mudgal Commitee report submitted to Supreme Court on Friday.
 
Next SC hearing on November 24
The Supreme Court on Friday informed that the next hearing on the IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal will be held on November 24, as it disclosed some of the names mentioned in the Mudgal Committee report, who have been probed for corruption.
 
SC adjourns hearing on Mudgal report to Nov. 14
The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on Justice Mudgal Committee report on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal to November 14.
 
Amin Pathan Group's AGM cancelled
The AGM called by Amin Pathan group has been cancelled by the Rajasthan State Sports Council, which has been handed over the charge of managing activities of the association by the Rajasthan High Court.
 
 
OCT 2014
Srinivasan silent on 'quid-pro-quo investments'
India Cements Managing Director N Srinivasan refused to comment on the case pertaining to the alleged quid-pro-quo investments made in YSRC chief Jaganmohan Reddy's firms.
 
Dhoni probed by Mudgal panel
B B Mishra,deputy director of the National Narcotics Bureau and a key member of the Mukul Mudgal commission, questioned MS Dhoni,for nearly four hours in relation to the IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal.
 
IPL spot-fixing: Meiyappan's voice sample confirmed
According to a report, the Forensic Science Lab in Mumbai has identified the voice of Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of N Srinivasan, thereby confirming his involvement in IPL spot-fixing scandal.
 
'Punish those guilty of IPL fixing severely'
Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case has said that the people found guilty in the scam should be severely punished.
 
Mudgal report may confirm Gurunath's role
The final report to be tabled by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee is expected to confirm N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's role in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing scandal.
 
'IPL's UK rights allotted without tender'
CAB secretary Aditya Verma has alleged that the overseas broadcast rights of the Indian Premier League for the United Kingdom and Europe were allotted without a tender being called for the same.
 
'BCCI ignoring women's cricket'
Accusing the BCCI of ignoring ladies cricket, Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI) honorary general secretary Nutan Gavaskar has demanded the merger of the women's body with the BCCI.
 
HC asks sports secretary to manage RCA
Rajasthan High Court has appointed state sports secretary J C Mahanti to manage the day-to-day affairs of RCA for three weeks after the Lalit Modi Group filed a case challenging the "forcible" taking over of RCA offices.
 
Lalit Modi Group to move court
The Lalit Modi Group in the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has decided to move court against the new 'working president' of the state's cricket governing body, Amin Pathan.
 
'India must learn to perform overseas'
BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur has said that the cricket body needs to work on a lot of issues for the overall health of the sport, with the the team’s “disappointing” performance in Tests abroad as priority.
 
BCCI killing cricket: OCA
BCCI's decision to not send Indian teams for the Asian Games drew sharp criticism from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), which accused the cricket board of treating the sport just as a business venture.
 
HC forms selection committee for Rajasthan
The Rajasthan High Court cleared the decks for its state cricketers to participate in all the domestic tournaments by naming selection committees for senior, junior, and women's cricket.
 
 
SEP 2014
'Srinivasan violated SC order'
Aditya Verma has alleged that N Srinivasan and his group has "violated the order of the SC" and he will raise the issue at apex court when his interim application plea is heard on October 10.
 
BCCI AGM deferred to Nov 20
The working committee of the BCCI on Friday retained former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri as the Director of the Indian cricket team till the ICC World Cup next year while deciding to hold its AGM on November 20.
 
BCCI secretary sacked by BCA
Sanjay Patel was removed from the secretary's post by his own state association Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) after a city civil court in Vadodara rejected his plea to be reinstated in BCA's managing committee.
 
SC to hear CAB's appeal on Oct 10
The Supreme Court has decided to hear Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB)’s interim application against BCCI on October 10.
 
India Cements to demerge CSK
India Cements has decided to demerge Chennai Super Kings (CSK) into a wholly-owned subsidiary. Currently CSK is a division in the company.
 
BCCI defers decision on RCA
The BCCI's disciplinary committee meeting with the RRCA failed to break the deadlock after the objections raised by RCA's top official regarding composition of the disciplinary committee.
 
CAB moves HC for review of BCCI rules
The Cricket Association of Bihar has filed a PIL in Bombay High Court seeking appointment of an independent Governance Review Committee to review the rules and regulations of the BCCI.
 
Verma wants Pawar to contest BCCI elections
The petitioner in the IPL-6 spot-fixing case, Aditya Verma, has said he is trying to convince Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Sharad Pawar to contest for the Cricket Board's presidential elections.
 
PIL on behalf of 75 Rajasthan players
The Rajasthan High Court has issued notices to the BCCI and RCA after 75 players from the state approached the court and filed a writ petition for being denied a chance to play in the domestic season.
 
BCCI's application dismissed
The Rajasthan Cricket Association received some sort of relief as the District Judge (Jaipur City) dismissed the transfer application filed by BCCI seeking transfer of RCA suit from ADJ -4 Jaipur.
 
'BCCI constitution amended for Jaitley'
Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar said that the amendment of the BCCI constitution in 2012 regarding president's post was done to ensure that Arun Jaitley became board chief in 2014 instead of N Srinivasan.
 
SC rejects Srinivasan's oral plea
An oral plea made by him before a bench headed by Justice TS Thakur sought rectification of the court order to include that a report may be placed before the scheduled two months by Justice Mudgal Committee.
 
Verma complains against BCCI secretary
The CAB secretary has lodged a complaint with the Mukul Mudgal commission against Sanjay Patel, for allegedly misleading the media with "wrong statements" about the commission's verdict on N Srinivasan.
 
'BCCI secretary creating confusion'
CAB secretary Aditya Verma said that BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel was creating confusion by claiming that there was nothing against N. Srinivasan in the Supreme Court-appointed Mukul Mudgal Committee report.
 
Delaying AGM a sham: BCCI sources
Following BCCI's decision to postpone the AGM, official sources in the BCCI and retired Supreme Court judge A. K. Patnaik have called it nothing but a charade.
 
RCA vs BCCI hearing on Sep 11
The impasse between the Rajasthan Cricket Association and BCCI is likely to continue for a little longer as the District Judge in Jaipur has set September 11 as the next date of hearing.
 
Boycott backs IPL, slams BCCI
Days after Ian Botham called for IPL to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the BCCI wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game.
 
BCCI postpones AGM; to meet on Sep 26
At the informal meeting, the BCCI decided to postpone its AGM and said the future course of action will be decided at the working committee meeting slated for September 26.
 
RCA awaiting court's decision
Suspended RCA is banking on the ADJ Courts verdict on September 8 to end its impasse with the BCCI, and hopes for a favourable decision, which will clear the decks for its players to play in the upcoming domestic season
 
BCCI to discuss AGM impasse on Sep 7
The current logjam pertaining to the BCCI's AGM will come up for discussion when the members of the affiliated units meet at an "informal gathering" in Chennai on Sunday.
 
BCCI decision a PR exercise: RCA
Reacting strongly to the BCCI's decision to leave out Rajasthan players from this year's domestic cricket, Mehmood Abdi, deputy president of the RCA, said the RCA will not allow the players to suffer.
 
'Happy that Srini was not reinstated'
CAB secretary Aditya Verma expressed his happiness after the SC decided not to reinstate N Srinivasan as the BCCI chief, till the Mudgal Committee submits its final report.
 
BCCI likely to postpone AGM
The BCCI may find it tough to host the AGM as scheduled by the end of September after the SC ignored pleas to reinstate N. Srinivasan as its president.
 
SC refuses to reinstate Srinivasan
The special SC bench, headed by Justice TS Thakur gave a big set back to N Srinivasan by refusing to reinstate him as the BCCI President.
 
SC grants two-month extension to Mudgal Panel
The Supreme Court gave the IPL 2013 probe panel - headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal - a two-month extension to complete its investigations and submit a final report.
 
 
AUG 2014
'Hope BCCI allows Pak in next IPL'
PCB chairman Shahryar Khan wants cricketing "powerhouse" India to encourage "democracy" in the functioning of the ICC after being forced to let BCCI control it, along with England and Australia.
 
Mudgal panel submits interim report
Justice Mudgal committee submitted its interim report on the IPL spot fixing to Supreme Court in a sealed cover, which will be opened by a special bench in the apex court on September 1.
 
'The system needs to be cleaned'
Lalit Modi said that he "will not have any role to play" in the upcoming BCCI AGM and that the system as a whole needs to be cleaned.
 
BCCI fails sponsorship test!
The BCCI failed to attract sponsors yet again, as Micromax submitted the lone bid and bagged the title sponsorship for international cricket to be played in India in the 2014-15 season.
 
Players in limbo after RCA ban
The future of top Rajasthan cricketers like Pankaj Singh, Robin Bist and Ashok Menaria hangs in balance as it is difficult for them to even get an inter-state transfer to play for any other state.
 
RCA awaiting Lalit Modi's return
The officials of the banned Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) are now upbeat with the news that former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi’s passport has been restored and he is expected to return soon.
 
Delhi HC restores Lalit Modi's passport
In a historic judgment, the Delhi HC has restored current RCA chief Lalit Modi's passport and has also set aside all the previous orders, including those of FEMA.
 
Verma to oppose BCCI move to postpone AGM
Any move by the BCCI to postpone next month's Annual General Meeting (AGM), that could benefit N.Srinivasan, would be contested in the Supreme Court, said Aditya Verma, secretary of the CAB.
 
RCA to name Ranji Trophy squad
The rift between the RCA and BCCI is bound to deepen as the suspended association is all set to go ahead in naming their Ranji Trophy probables claiming that they are the only authorised body to do so.
 
BCCI: Dhoni has overstepped his brief
BCCI took exception to Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's statement that coach Duncan Fletcher continues to be the "boss" of the team, describing it as "unbecoming of the Indian captain" who had "overstepped his brief".
 
IPL not to blame for India's Test form: KP
Kevin Pietersen has said it is wrong to blame the Twenty20 Indian Premier League for the tourists poor Test form in England.
 
BCCI: Dhoni's comments on Fletcher personal
The BCCI said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comment on coach Duncan Fletcher is his "personal opinion" after the captain said that Fletcher still called the shots and would lead them into next year's World Cup.
 
Rajasthan referees excluded from domestic season
The BCCI has made it clear that the match referees from Rajasthan would not be allowed to officiate in the upcoming domestic season.
 
'Fletcher will lead India into WC'
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that Duncan Fletcher will stay as "boss" of the team until the 2015 World Cup.
 
'Dhoni a serial offender in India's losses'
Slamming Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a "serial offender" in India's Test debacles abroad, former Australia captain Ian Chappell said if the team fails to compete at full throttle, another capitulation is certain against a highly competitive Australian outfit.
 
BCCI excludes RCA from domestic schedule
RCA, currently suspended by the BCCI, could miss playing in the upcoming domestic season unless the two bodies, engaged in a legal fight over election of Lalit Modi, sort out the matter.
 
Srinivasan bends Board ways
Narayanswamy Srinivasan’s official ‘status’ in the BCCI should become clear on Sept 1, when the SC resumes hearing on the civil appeal.
 
Reddy appointed PCA President
The Executive Committee of the PCA met to appoint Mr. D.P.Reddy as the President of the Association.
 
'Changes in India's support staff ill-timed'
Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has said that he would have preferred to wait till the end of India's England tour to make changes to the support staff as such decisions could be "tough on everyone concerned".
 
CAB to force BCCI to form ad-hoc panel
Cricket Association of Bihar`s (CAB) appeal to the Supreme Court to ask the Indian cricket board to form an ad-hoc committee to start the game in the state was transferred to a different bench.
 
BCCI wants Dravid to mentor Team India
According to reports, the BCCI is in talks with former skipper Rahul Dravid, to mentor the Indian cricket team.
 
No ban on WAGs, claims BCCI
The BCCI has clarified that no ban has been imposed on the wives and girlfriends (WAGs) of cricketers during the foreign tours.
 
'My role doesn't undermine Fletcher'
Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian cricket side, newly-appointed Team Director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher.
 
'Don't expect miracles in 15 days'
Following his appointed as Team India director for the ODI series against England, Ravi Shastri said he was more on a "fact-finding" mission than teaching batting techniques.
 
'Performance depends on captain and players'
Former wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani welcomed Ravi Shastri`s appointment as Team India Director, but said the ultimate responsibility of team`s performance lies with the captain and his players.
 
Nimbus wins legal battle against BCCI
Nimbus has been awarded a favourable judgement in an ongoing arbitration case, with the BCCI being asked to pay Rs.12 crore.
 
IPL probe panel hasn't quizzed Srinivasan
The retired Justice Mukul Mudgal-led IPL probe committee clarified that it did not speak to N Srinivasan, or his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested by the Mumbai Police for alleged betting.
 
Gavasakar slams India's 'jelly-like' resistance
Sunil Gavaskar accused India of "embarrassing the country" after their humiliating innings and 244-run defeat by England in the fifth Test at The Oval on Sunday.
 
'India's loss a huge eye-opener for BCCI'
Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga believes the BCCI is to be blamed for pushing its cricketers towards money rather than focusing on Test cricket.
 
Shastri appointed director of Team India
Fielding coach Trevor Penney and bowling coach Joe Dawes were sacked, and former India captain Ravi Shastri was appointed director of the team for the ODI series starting Aug 2.
 
Mudgal panel probes Srinivasan
N Srinivasan and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan were questioned by Supreme Court appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal panel members in relation to the IPL-6 betting and spot fixing case.
 
BCCI treasurer has 3 offices, including hotel suite
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) now maintains offices for its treasurer c in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi -- and surprisingly not in his home town Bhiwani.
 
Probe commission to quiz Srinivasan
BB Mishra, one of the prominent members of the Supreme Court-appointed IPL probe commission headed by (Retd) Justice Mukul Mudgal, is in Chennai to carry out the investigation into the match-fixing scandal.
 
Registrar refuses to recognise ad-hoc committee
The Rajasthan Cricket Association got a shot in the arm when the Registrar of Co-operative Societies refused to recognise the Board`s ad-hoc committee.
 
Modi elected president of Nagaur Cricket Body
Defying the BCCI yet again, Lalit Modi was elected president of the Nagaur District Cricket Association for the fourth consecutive term.
 
RCA threatens legal action against BCCI
RCA may take legal recourse regarding the reported move by the BCCI to form an ad-hoc committee to run the affairs of the state body.
 
'Srinivasan played in ECB hands'
India became a "laughing stock" during the Jadeja-Anderson incident because of the timidity of N Srinivasan, who played a "puppet" fearing a backlash from Eng and Aus boards, CAB secretary Aditya Verma said.
 
ICC turns down BCCI's request
ICC has turned down BCCI’s request to revamp the ICC Code of Conduct in light of Jadeja-Anderson verdict.
 
IPL probe body to 'review' by Aug 16
The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal panel, probing matters related to the IPL scandals, will hold a “review” either on August 15 or 16 to ascertain just where its investigations are placed.
 
ICC rejects BCCI's appeal plea
The ICC has rejected BCCI's review plea on Judicial Commissioner's verdict pronouncing James Anderson 'not guilty' in his altercation with Ravindra Jadeja.
 
BCCI requests ICC to appeal
The BCCI has requested ICC CEO Dave Richardson to appeal against England pacer James Anderson's 'not-guilty' verdict.
 
BCCI may not appeal Jadeja's fine
Left red-faced after James Anderson was found "not guilty" of pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge Test match, the BCCI has gone a bit on the backfoot as they are yet to decide on their next course of action.
 
 
JUL 2014
NZ backs match-fixing bill
New Zealand lawmakers have backed a bill making match-fixing a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, ahead of major sporting events.
 
BCCI, ICC on collision path
The BCCI plans to appeal against the ICC's decision to fine Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja 50 per cent of his match fee, following his altercation with England pacer James Anderson.
 
Delhi HC to hear PIL against BCCI
The Delhi High Court has agreed to hear a PIL filed by NGO Association for Social and Humanitarian Affairs, seeking to declare the BCCI as a national sports body.
 
Gavaskar relieved as BCCI interim chief
Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, who was appointed as BCCI interim President to manage the affairs of IPL-7, was relieved from the assignment by the Supreme Court.
 
'BCCI indulged in gamesmanship'
ICC chief executive Richardson has admitted that the BCCI were 'in the driving seat' during the controversial restructuring of the governing body.
 
Modi's new role at luxury Amanresorts
The resort group immediately named Lalit Kumar Modi, founder and former chief of the IPL T20 cricket, a member of its advisory board.
 
Judge withdraws from IPL spot-fixing case
One of the judges recused himself from hearing spot-fixing case in Indian Premier League (IPL) as he had represented accused Srinivasan in a case.
 
Bacher slams ICC for electing Srinivasan
Bacher said that he was startled to see Srinivasan as ICC chairman, even as he was being probed by India's Supreme Court for corruption charges in the Indian Premier League 2013.
 
Vincent banned for life for match fixing
Former New Zealand international cricketer Lou Vincent, speaking publicly for the first time about his match-fixing, has announced his life-time ban from the sport.
 
 
JUN 2014
Aus media thrashes Srinivasan
Australian media thrashed N. Srinivasan for being appointed as the ICC`s chairman, despite being suspended by India`s Supreme Court as country`s top cricket official due to corruption allegations in the IPL.
 
FICA raps ICC over Srinivasan
FICA said controversy surrounding N Srinivasan should have been resolved before he was elected the new ICC chairman.
 
Srinivasan is ICC Chairman
Srinivasan was elected the Chairman despite being barred by the Supreme Court of India from carrying out his duties as BCCI President.
 
PCB to support Srinivasan
PCB is unlikely to resist the appointment of N Srinivasan as the ICC chairman this week in Melbourne after assured a bilateral series with India next year in the UAE.
 
Srinivasan's selection key issue in ICC meet
With BCCI re-confirming N Srinivasan's nomination to the post of ICC chairman, the issue of his appointment and the 2015 World Cup will form the core agenda in the ICC annual conference week.
 
Srinivasan to head ICC from June 29
The BCCI has sent a final confirmation to the ICC intimating that its President-in-exile will be the candidate to head the Board.
 
CAB's Srinivasan plea ignored by SC
Supreme Court refuses to entertain CAB's plea seeking to stop N Srinivasan from contesting.
 
Ganguly joins Mudgal panel
Sourav Ganguly has been roped in by the Mudgal committee to provide his expertise on cricketing matters relating to the IPL betting and match-fixing case.
 
Justice Kalifulla to head SC bench
After Justice A.K. Patnaik’s retirement Justice Kalifulla will be the senior member of the new SC bench adjudicating on the IPL betting and match-fixing matter.
 
Verma wants PMs to intervene in Srinivasan case
CAB Secretary Aditya Verma writes to the Prime Ministers of India, England and Australia requesting them to stop Srinivasan's monopoly.
 
 
MAY 2014
FICA boss bemoans lack of courage in ICC
FICA COO, Ian Smith writes to Aditya Verma describing the inability of the ICC to summon the courage to stand up to Srinivasan and others.
 
PCB not invited for IPL final
The BCCI invites high-profile foreign board officials for IPL final; PCB not on the invitee list.
 
Abdi opposes BCCI's suspension of RCA
RCA not at fault for Lalit Modi's appointment as RCA president according to Mehmood Abdi.
 
Srinivasan upset after Edwards call
N Srinivasan is upset with CA Chairman Wally Edwards' expression of concern over the ongoing controversy relating to the IPL betting and fixing scandal.
 
Accounts passed at ACC meeting
Suspended BCCI President N Srinivasan chaired a finance committee meeting of the Asian Cricket Council in Chennai.
 
Srinivasan to attend ACC meeting
BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan is all set to chair a meeting of the Asian Cricket Council in Chennai.
 
Bookies approached two players in IPL 7
Sunil Gavaskar reveals that two players were approached by bookies as police arrest 4 in Chandigarh for allegedly being involved in betting.
 
SC declines to reinstate Srinivasan
Vacation bench of the Supreme Court again declines N Srinivasan's request to be reinstated as BCCI President.
 
Verma to file contempt petition against Srinivasan
CAB Secretary Aditya Verma plans to file a contempt petition against Srinivasan and other BCCI functionaries.
 
Narendra Modi urged to rid BCCI of corruption
Aditya Verma requests PM designate to step in and clean up Indian cricket which has been mired in controversy.
 
Bengaluru to host IPL final despite MCA plea
The IPL Governing Council ignores MCA's plea to reassign the IPL final to the Wankhede Stadium.
 
SC asks Justice Mudgal to conduct IPL probe
Justice Mukul Mudgal has been entrusted to conduct a probe into the IPL corruption scandal and submit a report to SC by August-end.
 
Srinivasan defies Supreme Court order
CAB Secretary, Aditya Verma alleges that N Srinivasan conducted secret meetings in Ranchi despite being ordered by the Supreme Court to step down as BCCI President.
 
BCCI conveys stipulations to MCA
IPL Chairman, Ranjib Biswal's wants MCA to provide more hospitality and parking passes to BCCI for IPL final to be reassigned to Wankhede stadium.
 
JKCA elections marred by chaos
Dr Farooq Abdullah re-elected as JKCA President as some members not allowed to participate in elections.
 
Verma calls ICC to stand up against Srinivasan
Cricket Association of Bihar Secretary, Aditya Verma sends letter to ICC citing ethical violations by N Srinivasan and the ICC.
 
MCA awaits BCCI's reply on final switch
MCA will take a call on their next steps after receiving adequate reasoning from BCCI regarding IPL final switch.
 
MCA seek reason for IPL final snub
Mumbai Cricket Association is displeased with BCCI's unilateral decision to shift the IPL final from Mumbai to Bengaluru.
 
IPL final shifts from Mumbai to Bengaluru
BCCI shifts IPL final to Bengaluru without stating adequate reasons for change.
 
Srinivasan to head anti-corruption unit of ICC
The former BCCI President is slated to head the ACSU of the ICC despite being ordered to step down as board boss on charges of alleged corruption by the Indian Supreme Court.
 
Pawar shocked by RCA suspension
Former board President Sharad Pawar slams the BCCI's decision to suspend Rajasthan Cricket Association.
 
Lalit Modi elected as RCA President
IPL founder makes comeback to cricket administration after winning Rajasthan Cricket Association election.
 
Ex-ICC President criticises BCCI hypocrisy
Ehsan Mani has said that the IPL being played in the UAE displays BCCI's double standards.
 
CAB questions ICC silence on IPL scandal
Aditya Verma has expressed his displeasure at the ICC's inactivity over IPL corruption scandal.
 
BCCI hopes for controversy free IPL
The Indian cricket board wants a clean IPL amidst reports of an alleged illegal approach made to Morkel.
 
BCCI profits to dip due to IPL shift
The Indian cricket board's profits to take a hit due to the IPL's first leg being shifted to the UAE.
 
RCA election result to be declared on May 6
Mehmood M Abdi, RCA's representative in BCCI, has hailed the order of the Supreme Court which directed the election results to be declared on May 6.
 
 
APR 2014
BCCI wants a new IPL probe panel
The Board objects to Justice Mukul Mudgal heading the IPL probe panel; SC reserves order on constituting panel against Srinivasan and 12 others.
 
BCCI Jt. Secretary chargesheeted
Anurag Thakur, his father P K Dhumal and others have been accused of illegally acquiring land for the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association.
 
BCCI secretary sacked from own association
Sanjay Patel has been forced to bow out as the joint secretary of Baroda Cricket Association.
 
CAB intend to quash Srinivasan's ICC hopes
N Srinivasan's hopes of playing a role in the ICC will be challenged by CAB in the next hearing in the Supreme Court on April 29.
 
BCCI's autonomy under threat
Former BCCI functionaries express concern over potential threat to the board's autonomy.
 
Mudgal committee's IPL probe audio tapes leaked
Mudgal committee alleges that the BCCI-organised audio recordings conducted by the probe panel were leaked.
 
Justice Mudgal panel agrees to continue IPL probe
Mudgal panel to continue to probe the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting scandal after Supreme Court rejects BCCI's proposed three-member panel.
 
SC rejects BCCI's three-member probe panel
Supreme Court asks Justice Mukul Mudgal whether he will be able to probe the scam with the help of investigators.
 
Doubts raised over BCCI's proposed inquiry panel
The BCCI wastes an opportunity to show interest in cleaning up Indian cricket by proposing Ravi Shastri, RK Raghavan and Justice JN Patel as probe panel members.
 
Pawar wants an unbiased BCCI probe panel
Sharad Pawar wants Justice J N Patel, who is part of the proposed three-man probe panel set up by the Board to come clean on his reported links with the body's interim President Shivlal Yadav.
 
BCCI to propose three-member probe committee
Ravi Shastri, former Calcutta High Court Chief Justice J N Patel and ex-CBI Director R K Raghavan to be part of BCCI's internal probe committee.
 
Manohar rues lack of leadership in BCCI
Former BCCI President urges Board members to step up and raise the issue of internal mismanagement and corruption at emergent meeting.
 
State associations call for emergent BCCI meeting
BCCI members ask Shivlal Yadav to convene an emergent meeting to discuss the Supreme Court proceedings currently taking place against the Board.
 
Srinivasan among 13 named in IPL probe report
The CSK boss is named in a report on the spot-fixing scandal; Supreme Court asks the BCCI to conduct a probe against Srinivasan and 12 others.
 
Srinivasan asks Supreme Court to reconsider
Suspended BCCI President N. Srinivasan has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court asking why he has been removed as the Board's President.
 
Verma demands CBI inquiry into IPL scam
Cricket Association of Bihar chief alleges that JSCA President Amitabh Chaudhry is involved in corrupt practices; calls for CBI inquiry.
 
Parekh appointed as special advisor for IPL 2014
BCCI appoint Deepak Parekh as special advisor to Interim President, Sunil Gavaskar for IPL 2014.
 
Suspended IPS officer alleges IPL cover up
Suspended IPS officer G Sampath Kumar appeals to SC to appoint a Special Investigation Team to probe the Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing scandal.
 
Setback for BCCI as SC turns down petition
Setback for BCCI as Supreme Court turns down petition to hand over audio recording of statements made by Dhoni, Srinivasan and Raman.
 
Franchises facing sponsorship crunch ahead of IPL 7
Some IPL franchises are struggling to find sponsors for the seventh edition of the T20 tournament due to declining interest in the league.
 
IPL snub angers Rajasthan's royal families
The royal families of Rajasthan are angered by BCCI's decision to shift IPL matches from Jaipur to Ahmedabad.
 
Raman considering his IPL future?
News reports suggest, IPL COO, Sundar Raman is considering his position with the T20 league amidst pressure from various sources.
 
BCCI moves SC, seeks transcripts of tapes
BCCI moved an application before the SC seeking transcripts of audio tapes containing statements of N Srinivasan & Dhoni given to the Mudgal Commission
 
Srinivasan to attend ICC meeting
Suspended BCCI President, N Srinivasan is all set to 'represent' Indian cricket’s interests in ICC meeting in Dubai.
 
Pressure mounts on BCCI for Sundar Raman's removal
CAB secretary Aditya Verma demands IPL COO Sundar Raman's removal on alleged charges of passing on match-related information to bookies.
 
Why UAE, sports ministry asks BCCI
The Union sports ministry asks BCCI to explain why it selected UAE over other regular ICC venues.
 
IPL declines request to reinstate Jaipur
Sunil Gavaskar cites a lack of security clearance as the reason behind Jaipur being excluded from the list of IPL 2014 venues.
 
RCA respond to BCCI after IPL snub
Officiating Secretary of the RCA, K K Sharma requests BCCI to reconsider shifting RR's home IPL matches to Ahmedabad.
 
FICA wants Srinivasan to step aside from ICC functions
The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations wants the under-fire N Srinivasan to stand aside from all ICC functions after being forced out as BCCI President owing to the IPL betting scandal.
 
Owners brought under anti-corruption code
BCCI brings IPL team owners under the ambit of its anti-corruption code.
 
Jaipur to miss out on IPL 2014
Rajasthan Royals’ IPL 2014 matches shifted to Ahmedabad amid legal battle with RCA.
 
12 players named in secret report
Mukul Mudgal's secret report to the Supreme Court is believed to contain names of IPL officials, owners and 12 players involved in alleged corrupt activities.
 
Revenues shrink for IPL franchises
Uncertainty surrounding the IPL reduces franchises' sponsorship revenue by 20%.
 
BCCI starts sacking India Cements employees
The BCCI parted ways with its employees who are also on the rolls of India Cements or its associate companies.
 
N Srinivasan can’t represent BCCI at ICC: Mehmood Abdi
Rajasthan Cricket Association’s representative in the BCCI, Mehmood Abdi, said that N Srinivasan is not eligible to represent the body in the ICC after being forced to step aside due to a Supreme Court directive.
 
 
MAR 2014
Srinivasan removed as BCCI boss
The Supreme Court passed an interim order in which, Sunil Gavaskar and Shivlal Yadav to act as interim BCCI Presidents.
 
Gavaskar appointed interim BCCI boss
The Supreme Court appoints Sunil Gavaskar to head IPL 7 affairs; Shivlal Yadav to discharge all non IPL-related duties.
 
SC proposes to suspend CSK, RR for IPL 7
The apex court proposes to suspend both teams for the 2014 IPL edition and bar any India Cements employee from holding an official position within the BCCI.
 
Suspend IPL 7: Shashank Manohar
Former BCCI president, Shashank Manohar wants IPL to be suspended until a thorough investigation is conducted.
 
Amarnath, Bedi want Srinivasan out
Former India players demand the removal of N Srinivasan as BCCI boss after Supreme Court proceedings on Tuesday.
 
Apex court tells Srinivasan to step down
The Supreme Court wants N Srinivasan to step down as BCCI president in order to conduct a fair probe into betting & fixing charges.
 
Meiyappan and Vindoo's voice samples match
Forensic report confirms that Meiyappan and Vindoo had conversations regarding betting on IPL 2013 matches.
 
Srinivasan accused of duping BCCI
BCCI President and others caused BCCI to lose Rs. 2,282 crore, according to complaint.
 
RCA election results deferred for the fifth time
Supreme Court postpones the hearing to 25 March following pleas from all stakeholders
 
Supreme Court defers IPL betting case to March 25
Apex court to assess BCCI's response to the Mukul Mudgal-led committee report against corruption in the IPL
 
 
FEB 2014
Meiyappan indicted in IPL probe report
BCCI President, N. Srinivasan’s son-in-law found guilty of spot-fixing, according to report filed by retired Justice Mukul Mudgal-led committee
 
Bombay High Court provides relief to Lalit Modi
Bombay High Court directs ED to provide requisite documents to Lalit Modi
 
 
JAN 2014
RCA election results deferred till March 4
BCCI concedes ‘defeat’ to Lalit Modi before Supreme Court declares election results
 
BCCI moves Supreme Court to stop Modi
The governing body of Indian cricket moves the Supreme Court to stop Lalit Modi from becoming RCA President
 
 
DEC 2013
RCA representative ill-treated at BCCI meeting
Mehmood Abdi was denied entry to BCCI's emergent working committee meeting by security personnel
 
Modi allowed to contest RCA elections
Supreme Court appointed observer has cleared Lalit Modi's nomination to contest for the post of President in the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections.
 
Srinivasan's astrologer advised MSD in IPL 2013
N Srinivasan passed his astrologer Dr Venkatesan Karthikeyan's advice on match strategy to Dhoni during IPL 2013.
 
 
NOV 2013
Modi to contest RCA elections
Former IPL Commissioner, Lalit Modi is ready for RCA elections
 
 
OCT 2013
BCCI ban stayed by Rajasthan High Court
Rajasthan High Court on Thursday stayed the operation of a BCCI communication restraining Lalit Modi
 
 
SEP 2013
SC restrains Srinivasan from taking charge as BCCI President
Less than 48 hours ahead of the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), the noose around its president N Srinivasan has been tightened with the Supreme Court directed “he won’t be allowed to take control till it decides on his fate.” 


 
BCCI had their day, but I will have the last call: Lalit Modi
Banned for life from India's cricket establishment, a beleaguered former IPL boss Lalit Modi is not ready to throw in the towel yet and declared that he would indeed have the "last call" in this entire issue.
 
Rauf declared wanted accused, Meiyappan charged in IPL fixing
Gurunath Meiyappan, former owner of Chennai Super Kings, was on Saturday chargesheeted along with actor Vindoo Dara Singh and 20 others by Mumbai police in the IPL betting case for forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy.
 
WI tour of India from Oct 31, 2 Test & 3 ODIs
The hastily arranged West Indies tour of India where Sachin Tendulkar is expected to play his 200th Test before home fans will begin on October 31.
 
Modi: DC didn't give enough time
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi said that he was not given enough time to defend himself by the BCCI's Disciplinary Committee which probed into the alleged charges.
 
 
AUG 2013
Erase record of fixers, says Hadlee
Legendary New Zealand cricketer Richard Hadlee said that players who are involved in fixing should not only be banned but their records should also be erased to serve as a deterrent against this menace.
 
Spot-fixing case: Confusion over jurisdiction issue
An unusual situation was on Friday witnessed in the IPL spot-fixing case which reached three different courts due to jurisdiction issue over MCOCA charges, invoked against the accused, including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, his aide Chhota Shakeel and cricketer S Sreesanth
 
Jadeja becomes No 1 ODI bowler
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja on Sunday became the first Indian bowler to top the bowlers' chart in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings after former captain Anil Kumble claimed the pole position way back in 1996.
 
Waking up, but late
Believe it or not, “many” members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s working committee actually claimed “credit” for being the first to spot the flaw in the notice issued by secretary Sanjay Patel!
 
 
JUN 2013
Ratnakar Shetty serves legal notice to MCA
Mumbai Cricket Association has decided to consult its lawyers before sending a reply to the legal notice it received from former vice president Prof Ratnakar Shetty asking for the five-year-ban imposed on him to be lifted forthwith.
 
CT win great story post IPL scandal: Dravid
Former skipper Rahul Dravid on Thursday hailed the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team's triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy and said this was a much-needed shot in the arm for Indian cricket in the aftermath of the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
 
Najam Sethi's appointment as Pakistan Cricket Board chief challenged
The appointment of acting Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court with the petitioner claiming that the decision was politically motivated.
 
India only Thinking of moving Up: Dhoni
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said his team will only be thinking of moving in one direction, and that is "up", when taking on the West Indies and Sri Lanka in a 13-day tri-series tournament that gets underway in the West Indies from Friday.
 
ICC disappointed at FICA confrontational approach
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today expressed its anger and disappointment at what it believes is a confrontational stance taken by the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA).
 
Rankin wants to play Tests
Former Ireland pace man Boyd Rankin is keen to play Test cricket for England. Rankin who played 52 ODIs for Ireland before making the switch is keen to make that leap in his career.
 
IS Bindra raises serious questions about BCCI leadership
Former BCCI president IS Bindra raised serious questions about the powers that be in the Indian cricket set-up on Saturday. The former ICC principal advisor, writing on his website (www.isbindra.com), alleged that the Gurunath Meiyappan incident is not the first time that the BCCI has been found wanting.
 
 
MAY 2013
Srinivasan booed by crowd at IPL final
Indian cricket board president N Srinivasan, facing calls for his ouster in the wake of the arrest of his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings chief executive officer Gurunath Meiyappan in the spot fixing scandal, was booed by the crowd at the Eden Gardens after the IPL final.
 
Sachin announces retirement from IPL
Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday night announced his retirement from the cash-rich Indian Premier League soon after Mumbai Indians won their maiden title defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final.
 
ICC axe Rauf following spot-fixing link
Umpire Asad Rauf is withdrawn by the ICC from next month's Champions Trophy for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing scandal
 
IPL is den of gambling: Yashwant Sinha
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a den of gambling, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said on Thursday and pressed for a detailed inquiry into the spot fixing in the tournament.
 
Sahara's statement on withdrawal from IPL
BCCI as a sports body should have sportsmanship
 
Sreesanth: 'I am innocent and have done no wrong'
Rajasthan Royals pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth insists he is innocent of any wrong-doing in the ongoing IPL spot-fixing scandal.
 
Spot-fixing: Former Ranji player arrested
Former Ranji player, Baburao Yadav was on Tuesday arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Yadav, was picked up from Delhi on Monday and questioned for his links with arrested player Ajit Chandila.
 
SC slams BCCI on spot-fixing
While refusing to ban the remaining IPL matches, the Supreme Court Tuesday slammed the BCCI, saying spot fixing incidents had taken place due to its lackadaisical approach in reining in the erring players.
 
PWI pull out of IPL
Pune Warriors India, owned by Sahara India Pariwar, pulled out of the already scandal-hit Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday and announced that they will not renew their sponsorship.
 
We can't control the involvement of bookies: BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan stated on Sunday in a press conference that the board has no control over the involvement bookies in the game.
 
Rajasthan Royals to file FIR against tainted trio
Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals will file FIR against the three arrested players for cheating the public.
 
ICC denies 'vote-fixing' allegations
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has dismissed allegations of vote fixing following the Tim May affair, saying that `confusion` over procedures was the reason for a re-vote in a troubled election for one of its committees.
 
Siva beats May to ICC committee
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced former India international Laxman Sivaramakrishnan as a new player representative on Monday, sweeping aside concerns over its voting process and underlining India’s powerful influence over the upper levels of the sport.
 
N Srinivasan cricket's most destructive figure?
Cricket's most dangerous man, India board president N. Srinivasan, has continued his destruction of the game's credibility by having Australian Tim May dumped from the International Cricket Council’s influential cricket committee.
 
FICA urges ICC ethics committee to investigate
The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations today formally call on the International Cricket Council to instigate an Ethics Committee enquiry into the alleged fixing of the player representative vote for the ICC Cricket Committee by Board Members.
 
David Miller: An unadulterated match-winner with a simple philosophy
There was a time in Kings XI Punjab's chase of 191 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday night, when a section of the home crowd got up and left the stadium. Punjab were reeling at 68 for four at the halfway point, still needing an improbable 122 more runs for victory, and to stay in contention for the playoffs, in the next 10 overs. A tall order, that, even for a Twenty20 game.
 
IPL 2013: Will Shah Rukh Khan enter Wankhede today?
Mumbai: With Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) showing no sign to relent in lifting the 5-match ban imposed on Bollywood superstar and Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan for his involvement in a brawl with the security staff last year, it’s very likely that the King Khan would cheer his team from the outside of the stadium.
 
 
APR 2013
Royal Challengers Bangalore Face Mumbai Indians
The rampaging Chris Gayle will be the cynosure of all eyes as table-toppers Royal Challengers Bangalore lock horns with Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.
 
Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors- Preview
A lacklustre Delhi Daredevils will be desperate to change the course of their disastrous campaign when they square up against an equally out-of-sorts Pune Warriors in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
 
Gilchrist not `shattered` by poor form
Under pressure he might be after repeated failures with the bat, but Kings XI Punjab captain and Australian veteran Adam Gilchrist has learnt not to feel "shattered" by poor form as it is not a matter of "life and death" for him.
 
KKR 6-wicket victory over Punjab
Manvinder Bisla and Eoin Morgan provided a lifeline to defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders as the home team cruised to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match.
 
Harris leaves IPL due to injury
Australian pacer Ryan Harris, who was playing for Kings XI Punjab in the ongoing Indian Premier League, has returned home midway through the event after being laid low by a left Achilles tendon injury.
 
Dhoni is a very special cricketer and a leader: Moody
Awestruck by Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s swashbuckling knock against his side, former Australia all-rounder and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody says India is “very lucky” to have the 31-year-old “special” cricketer as captain.
 
I prepare completely different for T20 game: Dhawan
He holds the record for slamming the quickest ton on Test debut, but Shikhar Dhawan has made it clear that his approach to the traditional five-day format is completely different from the way he enters a Twenty20 game.
 
IPL has its own gains for players: Watson
For Mark Taylor IPL is a distraction for young players, but his compatriot Shane Watson says the league has something unique to offer as the youngsters get to rub shoulders with legends of the game which helps them learn not only about the game, but also life.
 
IPL are acting as a huge "distraction" for young players
Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor feels that cash-rich Twenty20 Leagues like the IPL are acting as a huge "distraction" for young players, who are now more interested in raking in moolahs than playing for the country.
 
We want to improve overall bowling: Fleming
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said on Wednesday that he was not unduly worried by his side`s death bowling issues but would look to improve the overall bowling when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match here on Thursday.
 
I am not the only match-winner in RCB: Gayle
Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle, who smashed a record-breaking 175 not out against Pune Warriors, said on Wednesday that he is not the only match-winner in his IPL side.
 
Shikhar presence will be a big boost for Sunrisers: Srikkanth
Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor Krish Srikkanth said that explosive opener Shikhar Dhawan`s presence in the playing XI will be huge boost for the batting line-up that has blown hot and cold during this season of IPL.
 
Daredevils can still win seven in a row, says Botha
Delhi Daredevils` off-spinner Johan Botha still belives that his team can win seven matches in a row and stay alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
 
Disciplinary panel probing Lalit Modi
A BCCI-appointed disciplinary committee, looking into the alleged financial irregularities by suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, is likely to complete its investigation by this month end, a move being objected to by the defence.
 
KKR-MI match delayed due to rain
Rain delayed the start of the much anticipated Pepsi IPL 6 clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens here today.
 
Gayle knock best I had ever seen: Dilshan
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan feels that his opening partner Chris Gayle's record-breaking knock against Pune Warriors in their IPL match was the best ever he had seen in his career.
 
Reports of closure of National Cricket Academy are false: BCCI
The Cricket Board rubbished a news report that it intended to close down the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and convert it into a rehabilitation-cum-training centre.
 
We're very much still the underdogs: Cameron White
Sunrisers Hyderabad might be currently holding the top spot in the points table in the sixth edition of the IPL but captain Cameron White feels his team is still the underdog.
 
BCCI wants a shorter tour of NZ
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in negotiations with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) to shorten its February-March tour next year, The New Zealand Herald reported.
 
IPL 6: Narine claims first hat-trick
Kolkata Knight Riders off-spinner Sunil Narine on Tuesday claimed the first hat-trick of this IPL season against Kings XI Punjab at the PCA Stadium.
 
Banks asked to deposit money in BCCI-Nimbus row
The Supreme Court asked three nationalised banks to deposit Rs 400 crore towards securing the claim of BCCI in a dispute over termination of the Rs 1,600-crore contract between the cricket board and Nimbus Communications.
 
IPL 6: PWI beat CSK by 24 runs
Pune Warriors bowlers kept their cool during slog overs as they shocked title contenders Chennai Super Kings comprehensively beating them by 24 runs in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League on Monday.
 
'Under pressure to win every game'
Delhi Daredevils coach Eric Simons Monday said the team was "under pressure" after losing four opening matches and now have to win a lot of games from here on. "Even after losing matches, the team's morale is good and certainly there is pressure to win."
 
India to play only 3 Tests in SA
It is not four or five but just three. India will play only three Tests against South Africa when they tour the country at the end of 2013. Some sort of consensus between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) has been reached over the number of matches to be played during India’s two-month tour.
 
Lalit Modi says won’t release `slapgate` video
Former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi, who had earlier said he might consider releasing `slapgate` video, has backtracked by saying that the matter is over now and he won’t be releasing the tape.
 
Advance the IPL, says ECB
The disappointment among English cricketers, unable to participate in the full season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) year after year due to the overlapping English summer, has forced the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to urge the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reschedule the world’s richest cricket league.
 
Yusuf will be back inform very soon: Gambhir
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir backed out-of-form all-rounder Yusuf Pathan, and expressed confidence that the Baroda cricketer would do "something special" very soon in the Indian Premier League.
 
Sehwag may not play for India again: Boycott
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott says Virender Sehwag is unlikely to play for India again and the opener will "sadly fade away" after playing a bit of Indian Premier League.
 
We batted poorly: KKR skipper Gambhir
Expressing disappointment at his team`s loss against Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir said it was the batsmen who should be blamed as they failed to achieve a modest target.
 
We are yet to play to our potential: Irfan
Delhi Daredevils might have lost their first two Pepsi IPL games, but allrounder Irfan Pathan feels once they start playing to their potential, they would be hard to beat.
 
Rajasthan Royals registered their second successive victory
Rajasthan Royals maintained their impeccable `home record` against Kolkata Knight Riders outclassing the defending champions by 19 runs to register their second successive victory in the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
 
Sehwag to take call on Monday, for MI game
Virender Sehwag, who missed Delhi Daredevils` opening two Pepsi IPL games because of back spasms, would join the team`s training session and then take a a call on whether he would play against Mumbai Indians in the next IPL game on Tuesday.
 
KKR vs Rajasthan Royals
High on confidence after tasting victories in their tournament openers, both Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will look to extend their winning run when the two teams square-off in the Indian Premier League match here on Monday.
 
Watching Warner bat was a learning experience: Chand
Young Indian batsman Unmukt Chand that he learnt a few trick of the trade by watching Australian opener David Warner bat against Rajasthan Royals in their last IPL match.
 
Sunrisers Hyderabad's nail-biting win over RCB
Sunrisers Hyderabad pulled off a nail-biting win over Royal Challengers Bangalore via the Super Over in their Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) match here.
 
Sehwag, Harbhajan dropped, Rasool in
Senior cricketers Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh were omitted while Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parveez Rasool was yesterday named in India's 30-member probables list for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England in June this year.
 
Kings XI Punjab beat Pune Warriors
Chasing a target of 100 runs, Kings XI Punjab beat Pune Warriors India by 8 wickets on Sunday in the Pepsi Indian Premier League game at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune.
 
Pakistani Players should be allowed to play in IPL
Former Pakistan captain and pace legend Wasim Akram has requested the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to allow Pakistani players to participate in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
 
Royals beat Daredevils by five runs
Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by five runs in their Pepsi IPL match here today.
 
Sunrisers to focus on batting: Srikkanth
Sunrisers Hyderabad team mentor Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Saturday expressed happiness over his side putting up a united show in their opening match win over Pune Warriors in the Pepsi IPL but said that they would have to improve upon their batting.
 
Rajasthan Royals’ will miss Shane Watson against DD
Rajasthan Royals’ Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will miss his team’s opening IPL game against Delhi Daredevils to be played at the Feroze Shah Kotla here on Saturday.
 
MI and RCB clash in their opening match of the IPL
Two teams that have shown the promise but failed to deliver on big occasions come face to face when Mumbai and Bangalore clash in their opening match of the Indian Premier League in Bangalore on Thursday.
 
We’re looking to play to our strengths: Sangakkara
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kumar Sangakkara on Thursday said that he would like his teammates to play to their strength when they take on the Pune Warriors in their opening match of the Indian Premier League in Hyderabad on Friday.
 
Pattinson ruled out of IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders will miss the services of James Pattinson this IPL as the Australian pacer was today ruled out due to a "non-cricket related medical condition in his lower abdominal region" for which he will be undergoing a surgery on Friday. The 22-year-old fast bowler may also miss the Champions Trophy that precedes the Ashes.
 
KKR beat Delhi Daredevils
Eoin Morgan and Yusuf Pathan took Kolkata Knight Riders home without any further damage as the home team began the defence of their title in style. In the end, it was an easy chase; KKR won the match by six wickets with eight balls to spare.
 
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils
Eyeing a repeat of their success last season, Kolkata Knight Riders will open their title defence with a clash against a depleted Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League on 3 April.
 
Mumbai Indians and RCB clash in IPL
Two teams that have shown the promise but failed to deliver on big occasions come face to face when Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore clash in their opening match of the Indian Premier League in Bangalore on Thursday.
 
Sandeep Patil resigns as Mumbai selector
National chief selector Sandeep Patil has resigned from his post as chairman of the Mumbai Cricket Association’s selection panel.
 
HC says Mah govt may attach defaulters' properties
The Bombay High Court today said that Maharashtra government should consider taking legal action against those cricket associations, who have defaulted on arrears to the police for providing security cover during the IPL matches, if they failed to pay the dues by April 18.
 
Rajasthan Royals collection designed by Shilpa Shetty
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who is the co-owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise cricket team Rajasthan Royals, has designed a collection for fans.
 
Delhi coach Simons hopeful bowlers will shine
Delhi Daredevils coach Eric Simons today said their fit-again bowlers are fresh and raring to go against Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL opener here tomorrow.
 
Rampaul eager to be part of RCB's playing XI
West Indies' Ravi Rampaul made a significant contribution to his team's success during the Twenty20 World Cup last year and now the pacer is eager to replicate that performance in the Indian Premier League, commencing tomorrow.
 
You can have your own IPL team this season
Cricket buffs can now enjoy the thrill of owning an Indian Premier League (IPL) team by buying their favourite cricketers in a fantasy league and have a chance to win rewards based on their player's performances.
 
 
MAR 2013
We'll play fearless cricket: KKR captain Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir, who is the captain of the defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders, said that he wants his boys to forget about any "external pressures and play fearless cricket."
 
I don't believe in setting targets for myself: Tendulkar
Mumbai Indians' iconic player, Sachin Tendulkar does not want to set any targets for himself in the Indian Premier League season-6 as the senior Indian batsman is focused on winning the maiden IPL crown for the home team's loyal fans. "I don't like to set targets for myself, even if I set targets, I like to keep it to myself. I am little superstitious that way," said Tendulkar.
 
Mathews to lead Pune Warriors in IPL 6
Sri Lanka Test and ODI skipper Angelo Mathews has been named to lead the Pune Warriors India IPL franchise in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier league, commencing on April 3.
 
Spinners can change the game in T20s
Veteran India discard Murali Kartik today said that spinners have come of age and are playing a great role in teams' victories in the Twenty20 format of the game.
 
IPL matches rescheduled due to Assembly elections in Karnataka
The Indian Premier League today re-jigged the fixtures of the high-profile tournament, making changes in the dates and timings of some of the matches, including the ones to be held in Bangalore on May 4 and 6, which were rescheduled owing to the Assembly elections in Karnataka.
 
SLC allows players in IPL, but says no to Chennai matches
Sri Lankan cricket Board today asked its cricketers not to play in Chennai in the IPL after the governing council of the high-profile Twenty20 league decided to withdraw them from the Chennai games.
 
IPL matches on May 4, 6 won't be played in Bangalore
The Indian Premier League matches scheduled to be held in the city on May 4 and 6, could either be shifted or rescheduled owing to Assembly elections in Karnataka.
 
RCB starts training for IPL-6
Indian Premier League outfit Royal Challengers Bangalore today started their training camp ahead of the sixth edition of the upcoming cash-rich T20 tournament.
 
Mumbai Indians started their training sessions for IPL
Mumbai Indians kicked off their Indian Premier League training camp on Monday at the Wankhede Stadium, under the watchful eyes of chief coach John Wright, chief mentor Anil Kumble and assistant coach Robin Singh.
 
India maintain its ICC ODI ranking, Kohli, Dhoni still in top-10
Team India maintained their top position in the latest ICC ODI ranking list with 119 points followed by England and Australia.
 
Sunrisers for IPL appointed Helmot as assistant coach
Australia`s Simon Helmot has been named as the assistant coach of the new Indian Premier League franchise, Hyderabad Sunrisers, for the upcoming edition of the Twenty20 League 2013.
 
Stop discussing Sachin's Retirement: Srinivasan
BCCI president N Srinivasan on Monday refused to be drawn into a debate on whether it was time for Sachin Tendulkar to call it quits from Test cricket, saying he is the "greatest batsman India has produced" and it won't be fair to the batsman to discuss about his retirement.
 
My role is defensive with new ball, says Ishant
India's pace spearhead Ishant Sharma says he has been assigned to play a defensive role with the new ball considering swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar's ability to strike early blows.
 
India aim for clean sweep against jittery Australia
Standing on the cusp of history, an upbeat India will go for the kill against a beleaguered Australia as they aim for an unprecedented 4-0 clean sweep by inflicting another defeat on the visitors in the fourth and final cricket Test starting here on Friday.
 
KKR launches brand campaign for IPL 6
Defending IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders today launched a new slogan - 'One Team. One Pledge' as their brand campaign ahead of the sixth edition of the mega-tournament starting April 3.
 
No threat to IPL matches: Shukla
After Sri Lanka Cricket Players' Association expressed concerns over ongoing attacks against Sri Lankan nationals in Tamil Nadu, IPL commissioner Rajiv Shukla today said that there is no threat to the upcoming mega-tournament, scheduled to commence from April 3.
 
Watson arrives, Arthur happy to have him back
In a much-needed boost for the beleaguered Australian side, vice-captain Shane Watson today landed in the Capital ahead of the fourth and final Test against India, scheduled to start here from Friday.
 
I did not want to break down in front of Yuvi: Sachin
Sachin Tendulkar today said that he was scared of breaking down in front of Yuvraj Singh when he met the left-handed batsman in London after his treatment in the United States for a rare germ cell cancer.
 
BCCI technical panel to meet on March 22
The Cricket Board's technical committee will meet here on Friday to discuss the proposal of playing the Vijay Hazare Trophy One-day matches in divisions -- on the lines of the Ranji Trophy.
 
Chennai fans against Sri Lankan players' participation
Local fans in chennai are said to be protesting the presence of Sri Lankan players in this year's Indian Premier League.
 
I Regret What I Did: Praveen Kumar
Shaken to the core by a BCCI suspension for unruly behaviour during the Corporate Trophy, Indian pacer Praveen Kumar is remorseful and has vowed not to repeat the incident in future.
 
KXIP starts home matches ticket sale for IPL-6
The tickets for Kings XI Punjab`s home matches will be up for sale from tomorrow in Mohali.
 
Lele backs Sehwag's return to Indian team
Former BCCI secretary Jaywant Lele wants discarded Indian opener Virender Sehwag to be recalled and made an integral part of the Indian team in all three formats of the game for his match-winning abilities.
 
Don't let down guard against Aussies
The Australian team might be in a "disarray" after the suspension of their four cricketers but former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has warned Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys against complacency ahead of the third Test starting in Mohali tomorrow.
 
Yuvraj, Unmukt power North Zone to Deodhar Trophy final
Half-centuries by senior pro Yuvraj Singh and the talented Unmukt Chand helped North Zone cruise to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Central Zone to enter the Deodhar Trophy final, here on Monday.
 
Court takes cognisance of chargesheet in rave party case
A special court on Monday took cognisance of the chargesheet filed by Mumbai police in Juhu rave party case, in which IPL player Rahul Sharma and actor couple Apoorva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri are among the accused.
 
PW to play home games at MHA stadium
Ending weeks of speculation, the Cricket Board today indicated in clear terms that Pune Warriors, owned by Sahara Group, would play all their IPL home games this season at Pune only.
 
Nehra likely to be fit for IPL
Veteran left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra is slowly recuperating from a surgery on his left knee and is expecting to be fit in time before the start of the sixth edition of Indian Premier League.
 
Vinay Kumar to captain Karnataka in South Zone T20
Karnataka on Saturday named R Vinay Kumar as their captain for the South Zone Twenty20 competition for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy to be played at Shimoga from March 17 to 22.
 
Loss of Rs 122 crore a year due to IPL
The Maharashtra government had been losing a revenue of Rs 122 crore a year since 2008 due to the tax and other concessions given to the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, state BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari alleged here today.
 
IPL: Waqar to be Hyderabad's Bowling Coach
Sunrisers Hyderabad have roped in legendary Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis as its bowling coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League in April-May.
 
Oz cricketers cautioned on supplement intake in India
Australian cricketers touring India for the Test series have been warned to be careful about their intake of supplements in the wake of the recent drugs saga mainly affecting rugby clubs.
 
IPL cricketers face party drug charges
A drugs raid by Indian police at a Mumbai hotel has ended in charges against Pune Warriors IPL cricketers Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell.
 
Teams announce registered squads for IPL 6
With less than a month to go for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, the nine franchises announced their registered squads for the event, starting April 3 in Kolkata.
 
Rajasthan Royals sign on four new players
Rajasthan Royals have signed up four new players who will represent the team in the upcoming Indian Premier League, commencing in Kolkata on April 3.
 
Jaffer pulls out of West Zone Deodhar Trophy team
In-form Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer and Baroda's Aditya Waghmode have pulled out of the West Zone team for the Prof D B Deodhar Trophy matches to be played in Guwahati this month.
 
I trust my game, I'll be back, says Sehwag
Axed from the Indian cricket squad for the third and fourth Test against Australia, out-of-form opener Virender Sehwag today vowed to make a comeback into the national side, saying "I trust my game".
 
Mohali pitch will be different
The pitch of the third Test between India and Australia will not be of the same character as the last two matches in Chennai and Hyderabad, claimed Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) official.
 
Gambhir named in Delhi squad for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
After featuring in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, struggling opener Gautam Gambhir will now play for Delhi in the Inter-state Twenty20 league for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as the selectors named him in the 15-member squad today.
 
Indo-Pak veterans cricket series next month
Pakistan's former cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq will return to action next month when he would lead the national veterans team against arch-rivals India in a two-match series in Sharjah.
 
UK reprieve for Lalit Modi
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner and cricket administrator Lalit Modi, who is living in United Kingdom, has got a reprieve from the UK authorities, which told India that Modi cannot be extradited without a court request.
 
HC notice to Centre on Lalit Modi`s plea
The Delhi High Court sought response of the Centre and the Passport Office on an appeal of former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, against a single judge`s order rejecting his plea for restoration of his passport.
 
Captains, coaches want Hazare Trophy on Ranji format
The Vijay Hazare Trophy one day matches could be played in similar format as the Ranji Trophy, consisting of three divisions, from next season if the BCCI accepts the proposal it received today at the one-day conclave of captains and coaches held here.
 
Congratulatory messages pour in after India's win in 2nd Test
The Indian cricket team was today swamped with congratulatory messages after their crushing victory over Australia in the second cricket Test in Hyderabad today with IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla terming it as an "unprecedented" win.
 
Brett Lee not surprised by Chennai track
Former Australian speedster Brett Lee today said he was not surprised by the Chennai pitch and backed his country to bounce back in the four-Test series despite suffering an eight-wicket defeat in the first match against India at the M A Chidambaram Stadium.
 
Sachin Baby to play for Rajasthan Royals
Kerala`s most promising youngster, Sachin Baby, was on Friday signed up by Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming IPL season.
 
From colts to senior cricket, Kohli and Kaul`s paths diverge
Together they brought home the U-19 World Cup from Kuala Lumpur but Virat Kohli and Siddharth Kaul`s careers have moved in entirely different directions in the past five years since that memorable final against South Africa.
 
 
FEB 2013
India, Australia teams arrive for 2nd Test
The cricket teams of India and Australia arrived here amid tight security today for the second Test to be played from March 2.
 
Don’t want political interference in my cricket, says Rasool
Promising Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parvez Rasool today expressed confidence of making it to the Indian cricket team but also made it clear in no uncertain terms that politics should not be associated with his selection.
 
Sehwag has always played with a lot of flair: Dhoni
Virender Sehwag's patchy form continued but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that the senior opener should be given more time to get back to form as he is a match-winner.
 
Clark says India completely 'outplayed' Australia
Australian captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday conceded that it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni's double century that turned out to be a game-changer as they were completely outplayed by India in the first Test.
 
Ranji captains and coaches' conclave next week
The annual one-day conclave of Ranji captains and coaches, along with the technical committee chairman Anil Kumble, is scheduled to be held here on March 5.
 
India clinch first cricket Test against Australia
India clinched the first cricket Test against Australia with a comfortable eight-wicket victory to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series here today with their spinners taking all the 20 wickets for the third time in their Test history.
 
India takes outright lead at top in ODI ranking
Team India took an outright lead on top of the one-day table following England’s 2-1 victory in the three-match series against New Zealand, which saw them lose two ratings points in the latest ICC ODI Championship ranking.
 
Credit to down Australia goes to everyone: Jadeja
The Australian by nature play aggressive cricket and the credit to humble them goes to the whole team, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja said today.
 
World of cricket massively benefited from 'powerbroker' BCCI
FormerAustralia n batsman Dean Jones has claimed world of cricket has massively benefited from the influence of game's major powerhouse Board of Cricket Control (BCCI).
 
Dravid says small town cricketers have more hunger to perform
Former India captain Rahul Dravid said on Saturday that the young and aspiring cricketers from small towns have great hunger and desire to do well.
 
Man arrested for betting on Ind-Aus match
Haryana Police today arrested a member of an international gang for allegedly indulging in online betting on the first cricket Test between India and Australia at Chennai.
 
Ricky Ponting to Lead Mumbai Indians in IPL 6
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting will replace Sachin Tendulkar as captain of the Mumbai Indians for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, starting April 3.
 
Test cricket separates men from boys: Gavaskar
Emphasising the significance of Test cricket when the slam-bang T20 format is gaining huge popularity, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar asked the game’s administrators to ensure that the longer version of the game remains the “pinnacle” of the sport.
 
Anderson says no to 'money-spinning' IPL before Test cricket
Fast bowler James Anderson has insisted no England player should put playing in lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) ahead of playing in the Test cricket.
 
Virat Kohli appointed captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Indian Premier League cricket franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday appointed Virat Kohli as their captain for the upcoming sixth edition of Indian Premier League.
 
Maxwell feels he is up for Test cricket
Having created a lot of buzz after becoming the only player to command million dollar in the last ILP auction, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell today expressed confidence about playing long innings in Tests.
 
It was good to put ourselves under pressure: Khwaja
Australian batsman Usman Khwaja resorted to playing mind games ahead of the first Test, stating that the expectations to deliver the goods on rank turners could put the Indian spinners under pressure in the upcoming series.
 
Afghan Board seeks BCCI support to develop cricket
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials have sought support from the BCCI for development of the sport in their war-torn country.
 
India retain top position in ODI rankings
India retained the top spot in the latest ICC ODI Championship table released in Dubai on Saturday, while Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina slipped in the Twenty20 batting charts.
 
Not surprising to see Gambhir bat like this: Doherty
The pick of the Australian bowlers Xavier Doherty found nothing "surprising" in Gautam Gambhir's century since the left-hander is a class act against slow bowlers.
 
India begin preparation for series with two hectic sessions
The Indian team today began their three-day training camp ahead of their Test series against Australia starting next week with two hectic practice sessions, with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar returning in the mix after his retirement from ODI cricket.
 
West Indies playing WC final is good for women's cricket
India captain Mithali Raj feels West Indies' entry into the final of the ICC Women's World Cup is good for the game and its followers who were used to witnessing Australia-England summit clashes in the recent past.
 
Pranab had turned down offer to head Cricket Board
President Pranab Mukherjee today revealed that his name was proposed for the post of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Chief in the 1980s but he backed out as he has "never held a bat" and put forward the name of N K P Salve in his place.
 
ACB asked to lodge case against RCA prez Joshi
A Special Court in Udaipur has asked the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to register a case against Union minister and Rajasthan Cricket Association president C P Joshi regarding his election as a treasurer of the Rajsamand District Cricket Association.
 
I expected Gambhir to be in Test team, says Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke today sought to play mind-games ahead of the high-profile Test series against India, saying that opener Gautam Gambhir`s omission from the Test squad has come as a happy news for his bowlers.
 
Pankaj hopes for national breakthrough through IPL
Consistent Ranji performances have not helped his national ambitions and Rajasthan pacer Pankaj Singh is now pinning his hopes on a good IPL outing to grab the selectors' attention this season.
 
Arif Aqueel elected president of BDCA
Congress MLA Arif Aqueel has been elected as the president of the faction-ridden Bhopal Division Cricket Association (BDCA), while Aruneshwar Singh Deo has been nominated as the chairman of the cricket body.
 
Bengal to face Orissa test
Defending champions Bengal will hope to come to terms with the absence of Sourav Ganguly as they face Orissa in the East Zone leg of the one-day tournament for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beginning here tomorrow.
 
Sehwag in Tihar to cheer up inmate cricket players
It was a cricket match with a difference - two teams on the pitch at Tihar Jail and cricketer Virender Sehwag cheering them up.
 
RCA starts work on Sawai Man Singh Stadium
With the decks cleared for hosting of IPL 6 matches at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here, the state cricket body has started preparing the ground for the home matches of Rajasthan Royals.
 
Dawes says Tendulkar still 'god' among teammates
India's fast bowling coach Joe Dawes has described cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as still having a god-like status among his teammates and cricket fans.
 
India retains number one spot, Kohli third among batsmen
India maintained its number one spot in the ICC ODI Championship table while Virat Kohli retained his number three position among batsmen in the latest rankings issued today.
 
We'll give a good fight to Australia: Mukund
Determined to make an impression against mighty Australia, Board President's XI skipper Abhinav Mukund today said that he and his teammates are looking forward to put up a good fight when they take on the visitors in a two-day warm-up match, starting here tomorrow.
 
India has experienced players: Wade
Despite the retirement of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman and India's recent Test series defeats, Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade believes the hosts still are a very difficult team to beat at home.
 
Oz helping Maxwell to keep feet on ground
Australia's acting head coach Steve Rixon has said talented all rounder Glenn Maxwell would be given every kind of help to keep his feet on the ground after his head-spinning success in the sixth-edition of the Indian Premier League auction (IPL).
 
Cricket is first love of actors, I may play next year: Salman
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who was guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the third edition of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), is happy that actors are doing well on the cricket field and says he may hit the ground next year.
 
Rest retain Irani Cup after drawn game against Mumbai
Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer notched up his 48th first-class century while Rest of India retained the Irani Cup by virtue of their first innings lead of 117 runs after their five-day game against the 40-time Ranji Trophy champions ended in a tame draw here on Sunday.
 
Selectors Gautam Gambhir, bring back Harbhajan
Under-performing opener Gautam Gambhir was shown the door with Shikhar Dhawan being his surprise replacement in the 15-member Indian cricket squad, announced today for the first two Tests against Australia starting February 22 in Chennai.
 
We can blunt Indian spinners: Ed Cowan
Sounding a warning, Australian opener Edward Cowan said on Sunday that they have enough batting firepower to blunt the Indian spinners in the upcoming four-Test series, beginning February 22.
 
"We return from Odisha with sweet experiences"
Pakistan women`s cricket team today returned from Odisha with "sweet" personal experiences even as their journey in the ICC World Cup was not "so pleasant" as was expected of them.
 
I am playing for myself now, says Sreesanth
Eager to make an India comeback after being laid low by injuries and lack of form, temperamental pacer S Sreesanth today said he has adopted a self-centred approach towards the game to reclaim his place in the national side.
 
Unhappy BCCI to appeal against hefty CCI penalty
The BCCI is "very unhappy" with Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India`s decision to impose a hefty penalty of Rs 52.24 crore for indulging in anti-competitive practices and is planning to seek legal recourse in this regard.
 
ED slaps Rs 98.5 crore notice on Rajasthan Royals
IPL team Rajasthan Royals was slapped with a penalty notice of approximately Rs 100 crore by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for alleged violation of forex laws, a move which comes barely two months before the sixth edition of the high-profile league gets underway.
 
Not thinking of breaking into Indian side so soon: Unmukt
He has been dubbed as the next sensation of Indian cricket, but promising talent Unmukt Chand is not looking too far ahead and feels a national call-up will come if he regularly performs at the domestic level.
 
ICC lauds BCCI for Women's WC organisation
International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richards on Tuesday praised the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) for their hosting of the ongoing Women's World Cup.
 
I want to do something special, says Harbhajan
Harbhajan Singh today termed the Irani Cup match as the "biggest" he could have got in recent times as the off-spinner intends to stage a comeback to the Indian cricket team for the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia.
 
BCCI instructs curators to prepare sporting pitches
The BCCI on Tuesday gave clear instructions to curators of all IPL venues not to bow down to pressure from the franchises regarding preparation of tailor-made wickets for their respective home matches in the sixth edition of the T20 league. 
 
PCB wants Ashes-like series with India
Stating that relations between the two neighbouring nations have improved, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf today said he wants an Ashes-like cricket series with arch-rivals India.
 
This auction was only meant for filling places: Shukla
The IPL players' auction for the sixth edition of the tournament held on Sunday was not exactly a grand affair but chairman Rajeev Shukla said that franchises wanted to only fill specific slots in their squads, adding that a full-fledged auction will be held next year.
 
Australia will send advance team to India for acclimatisation
Ahead of the four-Test series against India, Cricket Australia has decided to send an advance group of eight players to the subcontinent on Thursday to get acclimatised to the conditions.
 
Under-16 cricketers in Jharkhand suspended for 2 years
The Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) has suspended 33 under-16 cricketers for two years for producing fake age certificates.
 
Glenn Maxwell is a good catch, says Kumble
Mumbai Indians on Sunday expressed happiness at the buying of Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for a whopping USD 1 million during the IPL players' auction here and said he was a "good catch" and among those pre-planned to bid for by the franchise.
 
Hard work, commitment key to earn respect from others: Sachin
A team man to the core in his illustrious cricket career spanning more than 23 years now, senior batman Sachin Tendulkar has a piece of advice for the youngsters -- hard work and commitment can earn a person respect from colleagues.
 
Sachin Tendulkar offers prayers at Tirupati temple
Star batsman Sachin Tendulkar today sought divine intervention at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. He offered prayers in the traditional manner, wearing a dhoti and a white shirt.
 
Kings XI Punjab appoint Darren Lehman as new coach
Former Australian cricketer Darren Lehmann was today named as the new coach of Kings XI Punjab for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League. Lehmann was the coach of the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers which was terminated by the BCCI for breach of contract last season.
 
CSK looking for ‘local bowling leader’ in IPL auction
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming today indicated that his team may not look for foreign players in Sunday’s IPL auction here as he felt “looking for new overseas players will lose fan base”.
 
 
JAN 2013
Ponting, Clarke get top base price ahead of IPL auct
They are not exactly Twenty20 stars but retired Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and his successor Michael Clarke have attracted the highest base price of USD 400,000 (approx Rs 2.1 crore) among the 101 names who will go under the hammer in the IPL players' auction to be held here on Sunday.
 
Nayar selected for 2nd warm-up against Aus
One of the top performers in the recently-concluded Ranji Trophy season, Mumbai all-rounder Abhishek Nayar has been included in the India A squad for the second warm-up match, scheduled to be held from February 16 to 18, against the touring Australian side.
 
IPL auction: Pak players snubbed again
Considered pariahs by the Indian Premier League since 2008, Pakistani cricketers were once again left out of the list of players to be auctioned for the event's sixth edition in April-May.
 
Australia to announce squad for India tour on Thursday
Australia will announce their cricket squad for next month`s much-anticipated Test tour of India here on Thursday.
 
Ex-players lash out at ICC for housin team in stadium
Pakistan Cricket Board has remained silent on the decision by International Cricket Council to allow the organisers of the Women's World Cup in India to house the Pakistan team at a stadium instead of a hotel but former players have lashed out at the ICC and the BCCI for this development.
 
Women cricket still has a long way to go: Dravid
Former India captain Rahul Dravid believes that women's cricket still has a "long way to go" but the BCCI is doing a great job by hosting the World Cup for them.
 
Mumbai are favourites in Ranji final, says Kotak
Veteran Saurashtra batsman Sitanshu Kotak feels that the star-studded Mumbai side gunning for their 40th Ranji Trophy title will be favourites in the summit clash starting on Saturday.
 
India lucky to have Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Boycott
The Indian cricket team is "very average" at the moment and is "lucky" to have a captain like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is coping the blame for "lack of quality in the side", feels former England skipper Geoffrey Boycott.
 
India, England teams arrive in Dharamsala
Amid huge enthusiasm both India and England cricket teams arrived here today for the fifth and final One-Day International to be held here on Saturday.
 
ICC-BCCI visit Odisha amid protests
A day after the state government allowed the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) to hold Pakistan team's matches in the Women's World Cup, a delegation of ICC and BCCI today met top officials amid protest by different groups.
 
MIG Club to host ICC Women`s Cricket World Cup Matches
MIG Club will host a few matches of the ICC Women`s Cricket World Cup as scheduled along with a couple of warm-up games, club officials said today.
 
Fans affection played huge role in my career
Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar said that the "warmth and affection" that he has received from the cricket loving Indian fans across the globe has played a "huge role" in his career.
 
Dense fog envelops Mohali ahead of 4th ODI
Set to play host to the penultimate one-dayer in the five-match India-England ODI series on Wednesday, Mohali and its surrounding were enveloped by a thick blanket of fog.
 
Cook rues absence of DRS after Pietersen's dismissal
England captain Alastair Cook today rued the absence of Decision Review System (DRS) in the ongoing tour of India after Kevin Pietersen fell to an umpiring blunder in the third cricket ODI here today, which the visitors lost by seven wickets.
 
HPCA rejects reports of police demanding Rs 70 lakh
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association today clarified that the state police have not demanded Rs 70 lakh from the HPCA for providing security during the third India-England ODI to be played here on January 27.
 
India beat England by seven wickets
India beat England by seven wickets in the third One-day International to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series here today.
 
BCCI names unchanged squad for last two ODIs
The BCCI today named an unchanged 15-member squad for the remaining two ODIs of the five-match series against England to be played at Mohali and Dharamsala respectively.
 
India, England teams reach Ranchi for third ODI
The India and England cricket teams today reached Mahendra Singh Dhoni's home town to be present on the inauguration of the newly constructed stadium here on January 18 where the third one-day international between the two teams would be played the very next day.
 
GCA refuses to host Women's Cricket World Cup
Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has refused to host the upcoming Women's Cricket World Cup after it was approached by the BCCI, who are skeptical about hosting the event in Mumbai due to Pakistani players' presence in the quadrennial extravaganza.
 
BCCI leaves it on ICC for women's WC
Anticipating trouble due to Pakistani players' participation in the upcoming Women's World Cup in Mumbai, the BCCI on Tuesday said the International Cricket Council will take a final call on whether to stick to the original venue or change it for the team from across the border.
 
I read the track wrong: Dhoni
Crediting his bowlers for the thumping 127-run win over England in the second ODI, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said he read the Kochi track wrong as he initially thought it would become good for batting in second half and the visitors would benefit from that.
 
Kumble questions BCCI's age-verification process
Former India captain and Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) president Anil Kumble today raised questions about the Indian Cricket Board's age-verification process for various junior level tournaments.
 
BCCI changes schedule of Border-Gavaskar Trophy
The venue of the first Test for the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy has been shifted from the national capital to Chennai, the Indian cricket board announce on Monday.
 
Dhoni Needs to Bide His Time: Ganguly
Under-fire Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday got some backing from former captain Saurav Ganguly, who said the team has to cope with a transition.
 
Tendulkar’s son in Mumbai U-14 squad
Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun has been selected to play for Mumbai U-14 in the West Zone leg matches of the BCCI tournament which will be held in Ahmedabad from January 20 to February 1.
 
BCCI curator expresses satisfaction with Kochi pitch
BCCI Curator P R Viswanadh on Saturday expressed satisfaction with the pitch prepared for the second India-England ODI scheduled to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on January 15.
 
Kochi ODI will be a high-scoring tie: Sreesanth
The second ODI between India and England at Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium would be a "high scoring game as the pitch is a belter", feels pacer S Sreesanth.
 
Pujara unlikely to play in home ODI: Dhoni
Prolific Saurashtra middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who slammed his career`s second Ranji Trophy triple hundred on Thursday, may have to wait a little more to make his ODI debut, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated.
 
Vengsarkar, Wadekar defend Dhoni
Former Indian captains Dilip Vengsarkar and Ajit Wadekar batted for current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been facing a lot of criticism of late for the cricket team’s failures.
 
Dravid to Dhoni: quit T20 captaincy but remain Test skipper
Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has thrown his weight behind the beleaguered Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying that he is the “only man” capable of leading the Test team but should quit Twenty20 captaincy to avoid becoming “stale”.
 
India need 5-0 whitewash to regain number-one ODI ranking
The five—match one—day series between India and England will throw open the race to the number one team and Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men will have to inflict a whitewash on the visiting side to regain its numero uno status on the Reliance ICC ODI Championship table.
 
Pak Cricket Board hopeful of playing full series with India
Pakistan remains optimistic about playing a full series with India later this year despite reports that the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has refused to send its team to Pakistan due to security concerns and also has ruled out the possibility of playing at any neutral venue.
 
Tight security for Indo-England ODI in Rajkot
Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the first ODI between India and England to be played at SCA stadium on January 11.
 
India isn't facing shortage of good players: Pawar
Indian cricket is enduring one of its worst phases right now but former ICC and BCCI President Sharad Pawar feels the talent pool has never been wider even though it would take some time for the upcoming players to become world-class.
 
BCCI Working committee to meet next week
The BCCI's all-powerful Working Committee will meet here next week, but it is not known whether the Indian team's recent poor performance against England and Pakistan would be deliberated upon.
 
Oz team keen on hiring batting coach prior to India tour
The Australian cricket team is looking for a new batting coach before their Indian tour starting next month.
 
Touched by warmth of Indian public: PCB chief
The Pakistan Cricket Board chief Zaka Ashraf thanked the BCCI as well as the Indian fans for the warm reception that the team got here during the five-match limited overs series that concluded.
 
Charmed by cricket, Rasool doesn't remember violence in valley
His dreams took flight amid gunfire and bloodshed but, Parveez Rasool, the first cricketer from the valley to be picked for the India 'A' team, was so enamoured by the 22-yard strip that he can't remember the violence that scarred the beauty of Kashmir.
 
Dhoni & Co lost focus after World Cup win: Kapil
Former India captain Kapil Dev feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni and some other players have lost their focus after winning the 2011 World Cup and the players are putting their self-interest ahead of the team.
 
India look to restore some pride
Battered and bruised by yet another series defeat, India’s struggling cricketers will seek to restore some pride when they go into the third and final ODI against arch-rivals Pakistan in New Delhi on Sunday with the future of some of the under-performing stars at stake.
 
India, Pakistan teams arrive in Delhi for 3rd ODI
The Indian and Pakistani cricket teams arrived here this evening amid tight security cover for the inconsequential third and final ODI to be held at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground on Sunday.
 
Indian team looks jaded : Zaheer Abbas
Pakistan's dominance in the ongoing ODI series against India has surprised the country's former captain Zaheer Abbas, who feels the host team looks jaded after playing too much cricket.
 
I have lot of fire left in my belly: Sreesanth
He has two platinum nails inserted into his big toes and has cut down his run-up but pacer S Sreesanth says he has "a lot of fire in my belly" as he prepares for his comeback to the national team.
 
PCB maintains silence over Miandad's Delhi visit
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is maintaining a silence over the issue of its director-general cricket, Javed Miandad going to New Delhi to watch the third and final One-day International between India and Pakistan.
 
Don’t want to think of relapse: Yuvraj
India’s flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who has returned to the game after a successful battle with cancer, said he kept the thought of relapse of the disease away from his mind.
 
Kashmiri cricketer makes it to India 'A' team
The dreams of budding cricketers in Jammu and Kashmir touched new heights when a 24-year-old local youth was selected for the 14-member India 'A' team to play a warm-up match against England Jan 6.
 
Modi to inaugurate SCA stadium on Jan 6
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the newly built SCA stadium near Khandheri here on January 6, official sources said.
 
Indian ODI squad to be picked on Jan 6
The Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against England, starting in west Indian city of Rajkot on January 11, will be picked here on Sunday, a Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) release said today.
 
BCCI should recognise pvt cricket academies: Kapil
Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev today said the BCCI should recognise private academies which, he felt, have adequate infrastructure.
 
 
DEC 2012
Shahid Afridi loses cool over Pakistan journalist's question
Dashing Pakistan opener Imran Nazir has advised all-rounder Shahid Afridi to take a break from international cricket to recover his confidence and form.
 
Ganguly Calls for Indian Coach for Indian Team
With Duncan Fletcher’s two-year tenure as India coach nearing its end, former captain Sourav Ganguly has pitched in for a home-grown person to take charge of the team next year, saying that the country has enough talent for an Indian to become a coach.
 
Kohli doubtful for second ODI
India’s Virat Kohli was rendered a doubtful starter for the second ODI against Pakistan to be held in Kolkata on Thursday after he suffered a foot injury at the first match.
 
India, Pakistan teams arrive in Kolkata
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, coach Duncan Fletcher, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Ashok Dinda and Mohammad Shami arrived today along with the Pakistani contingent for the second One-Day-International slated for January 3.
 
Pakistan ODI cricketers train in Chennai ahead of three-match series
Pakistan's ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq along with six others had two hour training session at the Chepauk in the south Indian city.
 
Hafeez confident Pakistan would down India
Pakistan skipper Mohammed Hafeez on Thursday said the way his side clawed its way back in the first Twenty20 match against India, he has no doubts that his side will go on to win the series by winning the second match, in Ahmedabad on Friday.
 
Bhuvneshwar hopes to play alongside Sachin in Tests
Talented India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is disappointed that Sachin Tendulkar has retired from One-Day Internationals but said he can realise his dream of playing alongside the veteran batsman in the longer format of the game.
 
Pranab felicitates victorious blind cricket team
President Pranab Mukherjee felicitated the Indian Cricket team for winning the inaugural Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup earlier this month, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
 
'Bhuvneshwar can become a genuine all-rounder'
It is still early days but the coach who taught Bhuvneshwar Kumar the basics of cricket, says the talented India seamer could soon prove to be a cricketer of an ilk, who epitomises the value of a true all-rounder.
 
Australia asks BCCI to shift Kanpur Test due to inapt international facilities
Australia has urged the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to shift a Test match from Kanpur to some other venue during their upcoming tour due to lack of international facilities.
 
Dhoni should be rested as captain from all 3 formats: Gavaskar
Batting great Sunil Gavaskar reckons that Mahendra Singh Dhoni should “take a break” from Indian cricket captaincy and Virat Kohli will be an ideal replacement as he can bring in the “necessary flair like Tiger Pataudi.”
 
Mumabi Club gets new pavilion
Dadar Union Sports Club, which has produced legendary cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, got a new pavilion, something that was long overdue.
 
Hanif Mohammad rates Sachin over Bradman
Pakistan batting great, Hanif Mohammad on Tuesday, rated Sachin Tendulkar better than the legendary Australian Sir Donald Bradman and described him as the best batsman he has seen in my life.
 
Yuvraj Returns to ODI Squad for Pakistan Series
Mahendra Singh Dhoni retained captaincy while all-rounder Yuvraj Singh returned to India's ODI team for the first time since last year's World Cup triumph as he was picked in the 15-member squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan.
 
We will miss Sachin sadly: Pakistan team
The Pakistan team was caught off guard by the dramatic announcement of Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar to retire from One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
 
Dav Whatmore admits not being under any pressure as coach
Guiding a Pakistani side to play against India on their home soil may be a pressure job but Dav Whatmoresays he is comfortable doing his duties in the upcoming bilateral series since he has already worked with sub-continent players in the past.
 
We respect Tendulkar's decision to retire from ODIs: BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday said it respected Sachin Tendulkar's decision to retire from the one-day format in international cricket.
 
Toss will be crucial in series against Pak: Dhoni
Gearing up for what promises to be a high-voltage limited-overs series against arch-foes Pakistan, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the toss will play a crucial role in the clashes as both teams are quite similar.
 
Dhoni backs pacers despite defeat
Disappointed he might be after England snatched a thriller to level the Twenty20 series, but Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni still defended his inexperienced and floundering pace attack by saying that the young bowlers need to be backed.
 
PCB wants India to tour in August 2013 for a return series
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has sought a meeting with the BCCI officials during the New Delhi ODI in the upcoming series to discuss if India can visit Pakistan for a return series in August next year.
 
Tendulkar retires from ODI cricket
Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the greatest batsman in contemporary cricket, on Sunday retired from one-day internationals, bringing the curtains down on a glorious career spanning 23 years during which he re-wrote record books with his phenomenal feats.
 
Dhoni can be the man to take India forward: Dravid
The clamour for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's removal as India's captain might be becoming shriller by the day but former skipper Rahul Dravid feels he is the man to take the team forward as there is no viable alternative in sight.
 
No question of calling off Indo-Pak series: BCCI
The Maharashtra Government has allowed online ticket booking for the India-England Twenty20 match to be played at the Wankhede stadium on December 22.
 
Nagpur Test ends in draw, England win series
The fourth and final cricket Test here ended in a drab draw Monday giving England their first series win in India since 1984-85.
 
Call off Indo-Pak cricket series: BJP
BJP today demanded cancellation of the upcoming Indo-Pak cricket series in the wake of visiting Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik “insulting” India.
 
PCB chairman thanks BCCI for shifting India-Pakistan T20
PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf on Saturday, thanked BCCI president N Srinivasan for postponing the second Twenty20 International between India and Pakistan by a day, which was scheduled to be played in Ahmedabad on December 27.
 
Not interested in politics but cricket: Irfan Pathan
A day after he shared the stage with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a poll rally, cricketer Irfan Pathan today said nothing much should be read into it as he was an "apolitical" person and concentrating on his game.
 
Don't speculate on Tendulkar's future, says Dhoni
Well aware of Sachin Tendulkar's penchant for proving his detractors "wrong", Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today advised everyone to stop speculating about the senior batsman's future in international cricket.
 
Time is not opportune to remove Dhoni: Gavaskar
Former selector Mohinder Amarnath has openly stated that Mahendra Singh Dhoni needs to be removed from Test captaincy but his former teammate Sunil Gavaskar feels that “time is not opportune as there is no alternative”.
 
BCCI president blocked Dhoni's removal: Amarnath
After dropping a bombshell about interference in selection matters, former national selector Mohinder Amarnath named BCCI president N. Srinivasan as the person who overruled the “unanimous” decision to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain after India’s eight consecutive overseas Test defeats.
 
1,000 spectator tickets to PCB for Delhi match
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will get 1,000 spectator tickets and 100 VIP tickets for the upcoming India-Pakistan cricket match in Delhi, the Lok Sabha was informed.
 
BB Nimbalkar, passes away
Former Ranji Trophy cricketer BB Nimbalkar passed away of age-related ailments at his Nagala Park residence in Kolhapur.
 
Dhoni Does Not Deserve Place in Team: Mohinder Amarnath
The ‘quit captaincy’ calls for Mahendra Singh Dhoni grew louder with former selector Mohinder Amarnath questioning his position in the Indian team, accusing him of blocking entry for other deserving wicketkeepers.
 
Free entry for school children
The Vidarbha Cricket Association has decided to offer free entry to school children attending the fourth and final Test match between India and England starting here on Thursday.
 
Azhar welcomes decision to drop Harbhajan, Yuvraj
Former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin backed the selectors' decision to drop Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh from the team for the fourth and final Test against England but hoped the two will soon stage a comeback in the squad as they are good players.
 
India's attitude and approach not right, says Gavaskar
Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar criticised the Indian cricketers for their lacklustre "approach and attitude" towards preparations and said this was precisely the reason behind the home team's disastrous performance in the ongoing Test series against England.
 
BCCI Chief Expresses Unhappiness Over Eden Track
With India in an unenviable position in the Eden Gardens Test, Indian cricket board chief N. Srinivasan expressed his unhappiness about the track during a meeting with Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) chief Jagmohan Dalmiya.
 
Visa to Pak cricket fans only after strict scrutiny: Shinde
India will issue visa to over 3,000 Pakistani cricket fans, who are planning to visit India to watch the coming limited over series, only after "strict verification".
 
PCB and security officials approve Delhi stadium for India-Pak ODI
After assessing security and other arrangements at Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla cricket stadium, officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board and a security team accompanying them has approved the facilities for the one-day cricket match to be played with India later this month.
 
Yuvraj's academy to host its first school T20 tournament
Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence (YSCE) will host its first invitational school T20 cricket tournament from December 7 to 11 at the Pathways World School, Gurgaon.
 
Test cricket not stage to learn but deliver: Gambhir
India opener Gautam Gambhir was critical in the manner that some of the Indian batsmen threw away their wickets reminding them that "Test cricket is not a place to learn but to deliver."
 
Prabir Mukherjee shoos away Michael Atherton from pitch
Eden Gardens' veteran curator Prabir Mukherjee, known for his steadfast adherence to the rules and traditional values of cricket, shooed away former England skipper Mike Atherton, who had gone close to the track in violation of the cricketing norms.
 
Dhoni feels Kolkata pitch may not assist spinners initially
India cricket captain MS Dhoni, who had asked for a turning track for the Test match against England at the Eden Gardens beginning Wednesday, said the wicket would not assist the spinners in the first two days and the pacers are likely to get some help from the pitch initially.
 
Sri Ram Sene threatens to disrupt India-Pak T20 match
Right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene opposed the Pakistan cricket team's tour to India and threatened to disrupt the T20 match to be held between the two countries in the city on December 25.
 
Jadeja eyes come back to national squad
After becoming the first Indian cricketer to make three triple centuries in first class cricket, Saurashtra all rounder Ravindra Jadeja is now eyeing a berth in the national team.
 
Sachin Tendulkar, Ganguly release book on Late Pankaj Roy
Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar and former India captain Sourav Ganguly today released a book on former India opener Late Pankaj Roy in the presence of the entire Indian squad.
 
Harbhajan takes rest after recovering from bout of flu
Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh today decided to take rest after recovering from a bout of flu and opted out of the Indian team's final practise session ahead of the third cricket Test against England starting here tomorrow.
 
England work to master spin at nets
They dealt with spin quite well in the series-levelling win in the second Test but the visiting England cricket team's batsmen continued to practice against tweakers ahead of the third Test against India starting here on December 5.
 
Akram rejects PCB invitation to hold bowlers' training camp
Citing his busy schedule, former captain and bowling great Wasim Akram has declined an invitation from the Pakistan Cricket Board to hold a training camp for the fast bowlers in Lahore this month.
 
BCCI miffed with MCA, ECB for not following protocol
The BCCI has sought an explanation from the Mumbai Cricket Association for hosting England's Performance Programme squad's practice session at its D Y Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai without seeking the parent body's permission.
 
PCB delegation to visit Kolkata on Sunday for Indo-Pak series
A six-member team from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would arrive in Kolkata on Sunday for a recce of the facilities, ahead of the side's One-Day International against India at the Eden Gardens on January 3, 2013.
 
No private parties for Pak players during Ind tour
The Pakistan Cricket Board has laid some strict guidelines for its players for the upcoming tour of India which includes restrictions on attending private dinner parties and not entertaining any friends at the team hotel.
 
PCB inspection team greenlight to Eden Gardens
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) inspection team today gave a green signal to the Eden Gardens after inspecting the stadium and facilities here for Pakistan's One-dayer against India to be held on January 3.
 
Dhoni's demand immoral and illogical, Eden Gardens curator
Terming as "immoral and illogical" Indian captain MS Dhoni's insistence on a square turner from the opening day of the Eden Gardens Test against England, veteran pitch curator Prabir Mikherjee Saturday said he would stay away from the ground for a month.
 
Jagmohan Dalmiya convinces Eden Gardens curator to return
Hours after opting out of the Dec 5-9 India-England cricket Test in protest against his "humiliation and insult" and slamming Indian captain MS Dhoni, veteran Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee Saturday agreed to continue in the job following a meeting with CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya.
 
 
NOV 2012
We need to get a good plan for rehab, says Yuvraj
At a time when the young crop of cricketers are battling injuries day in and out, Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh said that there is a lack of good physiotherapists and rehabilitation centres
 
India to issue 3,000 visa to Pak cricket fans
India has decided to issue 3,000 visas to Pakistani nationals to witness the upcoming Indo-Pak limited over cricket series beginning December 25.
 
Doesn't mean Sachin also has to quit: Gambhir
Ricky Ponting's decision to call it quits today might have added fuel to the fire in the raging debate over Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, but India opener Gautam Gambhir feels his senior teammate still has a lot to offer.
 
Give Tendulkar his emotional space: Kumble to critics
Amidst the growing clamour for Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, former India skipper Anil Kumble on Thursday hit out at critics questioning the veteran batsman's place in the team, saying he should be left alone and given the "emotional space" and respect he deserves.
 
India need Sachin Tendulkar now more than ever
The criticism against Sachin Tendulkar might be mounting rapidly after a string of poor performances but his former India teammate Rahul Dravid feels the senior batsman is needed “more than ever now”.
 
BCCI asks CAB to change Eden Gardens' curator
In a move which has triggered a fresh controversy, the BCCI on Wednesday asked the Cricket Association of Bengal to appoint East Zone curator Ashish Bhowmick to prepare the Eden track in place of veteran Prabir Mukherjee, who has been in charge of the historic Eden Gardens pitch for decades.
 
Virender Sehwag to be honoured by DDCA
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) decided to honour Virender Sehwag with 100 gold coins apart from naming a gate of the Feroz Shah Kotla ground after him for reaching the landmark of playing 100 Tests for the country.
 
BCCI unaware of talks between Tendulkar, selectors
The Indian Cricket Board today claimed it was unaware of any talks between senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar and national selectors on his future in the wake of a prolonged form slump.
 
India keep faith in under-performing stars
Unfazed by the humiliating defeat in the second cricket Test against England, national selectors on Tuesday persisted with the same squad giving under-fire star players another chance to prove their worth in the third match starting December 5 in Kolkata.
 
Ex-ICC umpire Harper lambasts Dhoni
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) umpire Daryl Harper has slammed Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for blatantly disrespecting Spirit of Cricket on more than one occasion.
 
Sachin will hang up his boots when he thinks it's time
Sachin Tendulkar's streak of low scores might have raised a question mark over his future but senior BCCI official and IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla came out in support of the senior batsman saying one needs to look at his "colossal record" before making any comment.
 
'Lot of changes in Indian team if we lose at Eden'
Suggesting that Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni should not opt for a turner in the coming Test match here against England, former skipper Sourav Ganguly said there "could be lot of changes" in Indian cricket if the home side lost at Eden Gardens.
 
Sachin should speak to selectors about future: Kapil
Saddened by the criticism that Sachin Tendulkar is facing due to his lean run, former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev said the veteran batsman should speak to the selectors about his future.
 
Visas for Pak cricket lovers on production of tickets
The Government may issue a multi-city visa to Pakistani cricket lovers planning to witness the forthcoming cricket series beginning December 25 if they provide tickets of the matches and return ticket besides having an Indian sponsor.
 
Srinivasan says perception BCCI controlling world cricket ‘wrong’
The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) president, Narayanaswami Srinivasan has rejected suggestion that the board is only concerned about generating revenues and is controlling the world cricket, saying their good deeds are not getting noticed due to excessive negative publicity.
 
News Media insists BCCI's own rules can end dispute
The international news media has insisted the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) can resolve the dispute over the photo coverage of the India-England Test series through its own existing media rules.
 
Pak players' IPL fate to be decided prior to auction
The final decision on the participation of Pakistani players in Indian Premier League's (IPL) sixth edition will be taken by the governing council at its next meeting to be held before the auction of players in January 2013.
 
AP will not cover second India test
The Associated Press will continue its suspension of coverage of the England tour of India when the second test begins on Friday in Mumbai.
 
'Death-threat recipient' Modi says spot fixing rife in cricket
Former chairperson of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Lalit Modi has claimed spot fixing is widespread in cricket, and added that he has survived three attempts on his life for refusing to fix IPL matches.
 
Cricket Club of India honours Sachin Tendulkar
The Cricket Club of India, which changed its rules in the 1980s to let a then 14-year-old Sachin Tendulkar use its dressing room, honoured the senior batsman as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations at the Brabourne Stadium here.
 
BCCI Annual Awards 2012: Gavaskar, Tendulkar and Kohli honoured
Former India captain and legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar was conferred with BCCI's prestigious Col C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award while Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli were also awarded for their achievements in international arena during past season.
 
Yadav has sore back, likely to miss second Test
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said that pacer Umesh Yadav, who is nursing a sore back, is likely to be rested for the second Test against England commencing here tomorrow.
 
Sehwag's mindset is totally different, says Dhoni
Set to complete a century of Test appearances, Indian opener Virender Sehwag today drew lavish praise from his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who said the aggressive batsman has a distinct mindset which keeps him positive even during lean patches.
 
BCCI chief hopes long season at home will bring Ind success
The BCCI is hopeful that the long season of international cricket at home will bring a lot of success to the Indian team which performed miserably last year when it was whitewashed in England and Australia.
 
BCCI insists not restricting media freedom
The Board of Control for Cricket in India today rejected suggestions that it was curbing media freedom by placing restrictions on the photo coverage of the ongoing India-England Test series.
 
Dhoni told me that I will get an opportunity: Manoj Tiwary
Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary revealed that during Asia Cup India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had told him that he will get a Test opportunity.
 
Yuvraj needs to establish himself in Test cricket, feels Kapil
Former captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday said Yuvraj Singh, who played his first Test since recovering from a rare germ cell cancer in Ahemedabad, needs to be more focussed to establish himself in the longer format of the game.
 
CCI to honour Tendulkar on 75th year of Brabourne Stadium
The Cricket Club of India is to honour senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar as part of celebrating its 75th anniversary at its famous Brabourne Stadium here tomorrow.
 
Cheteshwar Pujara has temperament to play long innings: MS Dhoni
India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lauded Cheteshwar Pujara for his match-winning performance in the first Test match against England at the Sardar Patel Stadium.
 
Kapil Dev unhappy with ICC's Day-Night Test cricket formula
Former India captain Kapil Dev on Friday outrightly rejected ICC's idea of having Day-Night Test matches in near future.
 
Dispute with BCCI forces Sky commentators to work from 'home' for Ahmedabad Test
For the first time in 23 years, Sky cricket was forced to commentate on an England Test match off tube rather than from the venue due to a dispute with the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI).
 
Spice up Test cricket: Kapil
Former India cricket captain Kapil Dev said on Friday that money was good for cricket and cricketers. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi Kapil Dev further said that money is good if it is used in proper manner.
 
Australia to visit India in February for four-Test series
Australia will tour India for a four-match Test series in February-March next year, a top BCCI official said today.
 
DD launch Inter-School T20 tournament
Popular IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils are all set to start the Inter-School Twenty20 tournament named Fastrax Daredevils Cup School Cup from tomorrow.
 
International news agencies boycott India-England Cricket Test series
International news agencies on Thursday decided to boycott the high-profile Test series between India and England which began here to protest against the restrictions imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on some photo agenciescovering the tour, reports PTI.
 
Bal Thackeray, get well soon: Pakistan cricket chief Zaka Ashraf
The head of Pakistan's cricket board has sent a "get well soon" message to firebrand Indian politician Bal Thackeray who has demanded Delhi cancel next month's tour by the Pakistani team.
 
Former cricketers disappointed by visa norms for Pakistan fans
Former Pakistan captains have urged the Indian government to ensure an easy process for issuance of visas to Pakistani cricket fans who wish to travel to India for the forthcoming one-day and T20 series.
 
Prior says playing in front of 'cricket-mad' fans of India 'great opportunity'
England wicket keeper Matt Prior has said playing in front of cricket-mad Indian fans would be a great opportunity for them, and they would give their best to win the Test series.
 
Dhoni rules out third spinner for Ahmedabad Test
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday virtually ruled out the possibility of his side playing with three front-line spinners in the first Test against England on a dry Sardar Patel Stadium wicket here on Thursday.
 
Don’t rely too much on Tendulkar, Kapil tells Dhoni & Co.
Former India captain Kapil Dev on Wednesday advised Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men not to depend too much on Sachin Tendulkar and asked the youngsters to shoulder responsibility during the four-Test series against England starting in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
 
India eye revenge as Test series gets underway tomorrow
Billed as the revenge series, India would aim to pay England back in the same coin when the two teams renew cricketing rivalry when they go into what promises to be an engrossing four-match Test rubber here from tomorrow.
 
NMC criticises BCCI for blocking photo agencies
News Media Coalition (NMC), comprising some international and domestic news agencies, today criticised the decision of the BCCI "to block attendance by reputable photographic agencies" during England team's cricket tour of India and asked the Board to withdraw it.
 
Govt takes fresh steps to bring back Lalit Modi from UK
Government has initiated fresh steps to bring back former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, facing charges of financial irregularities in the conduct of the T-20 cricket tournament, from the UK where he has been staying for nearly two years.
 
Media cries foul over BCCI's new restrictions for India-England series
The Board of Cricket Control For Cricket In India (BCCI), has introduced new restrictions, which would bar photo-only agencies from covering games and make a small number of its own photographs available to media, and these new regulations may force the Associated Press (AP) to suspend text and photo coverage of England's cricket tour of India.
 
I am built for Test cricket, says Suresh Raina
Seeking to prove his detractors wrong, Suresh Raina has stated that he was "built" for Test cricket and is working on playing the short ball -- perceived to be the batsman's weakness -- better.
 
England is ready for Test series against India: Matt Prior
Two days before the commencement of what is billed as the 'revenge series' for India, England wicket-keeper Matt Prior on Tuesday said that the tourists are well prepared for the tough challenge of taming the hosts.
 
Dravid: Fletcher must have a say in selection
Former captain Rahul Dravid believes that Duncan Fletcher has a lot to offer in Indian cricket and said the Zimbabwean should be given more power in team selection to prosper as coach.
 
Anderson: Don’t treat Sachin with too much respect
The Test series is still a few days away but England has started the mind games with pacer James Anderson saying that his team needs to make sure that it does not treat Sachin Tendulkar “with too much respect in the middle”.
 
Butt: 2011 India-Pak WC semifinal was fixed
The Pakistan Cricket Board has preferred to remain non-committal on the allegation that the 2011 World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan was fixed, but former PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt kicked off a debate after he asserted the board to investigate the claims.
 
Mithun Manhas' innings a lesson for youngsters
Delhi's chief cricket coach Vijay Dahiya was pleased with his side's dominant performance over Odisha in the Ranji Trophy match and lauded veteran Mithun Manhas for his unbeaten 161 at the Ferozeshah Kotla.
 
After Mohali, DDCA appeals for early start of Indo-Pak ODI
Taking a cue from Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), keeping in mind the dew factor, decided to appeal to the Indian cricket board for an early start to the India-Pakistan ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla on January 6.
 
Azharuddin to inaugurate cricket tournament at AMU
Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin will inaugurate the first North Zone Inter-University Cricket Tournament at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on November 20.
 
Indo-Pak cricket: Thackeray targets Shinde, Dhoni & Co
Locking horns with Sushilkumar Shinde for promising “best possible” security to the Pakistani team during the upcoming Indo-Pak cricket series, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today scoffed at him saying he should bebestowed the title of ‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’.
 
Team India's training camp begins ahead of England Test series
The Indian squad, barring Harbhajan Singh, had its first day's training session at the Cricket Club of India here ahead of the Test series against England starting November 15.
 
India considering special visas for Pak cricket fans
India today said it would try to ensure that maximum number of Pakistani fans travel across the border to watch matches when the two countries resume cricket ties next month after a gap of four years.
 
Take concrete steps to create sporting culture: Dravid
Dismayed over India’s obsession with only results, former cricket captain Rahul Dravid has advocated concrete steps to create a culture of sports and fitness.
 
Mohammad Azharuddin won't take legal action against BCCI
Twelve years after Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) imposed a life ban on Mohammad Azharuddin from playing cricket, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday set aside the decision of the cricket body. Talking to the media after the verdict, Azharduddin said that he did not want to blame anyone.
 
Pakistan not afraid by Shiv Sena's threat: PCB chief Zaka Ashraf
Chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf on Thursday said that his team is not scared by the threats of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.
 
Andhra HC lifts life ban on Azharuddin from playing cricket
Twelve years after BCCI imposed a life ban on Mohammad Azharduddin from playing cricket, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday set aside the decision of the cricket body.
 
Tight security for Pak cricket team: Shinde
Against the backdrop of Shiv Sena’s threat to disrupt the upcoming Indo-Pak cricket series, the Centre on Thursday said it would provide the best possible security to players and spectators of the neighbouring country.
 
Tendulkar receives Order of Australia from visiting minister
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was conferred membership of the Order of Australia, by that country's Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for the Arts Simon Crean.
 
VHP activists burn effigy of Pak cricket team in Ajmer
Activists of the right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) burnt an effigy of Pakistan cricket team at Ajmer, Rajasthan.
 
Inzamam-ul-Haq delighted by India-Pakistan cricket resumption
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has welcomed the resumption of bilateral cricket ties with India and called on the arch-rivals to reciprocate soon.
 
India-England series played for Anthony De Mello trophy: BCCI
In response to actress Sharmila Tagore’s plea to name the India-England Test series after her late husband Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the Cricket Board, made it clear that it could not change the name since the series is played for the Anthony De Mello trophy instituted in 1951.
 
Inconsistency major hurdle in Raina’s progress: coach
Inconsistency might have cost Suresh Raina a place in the Test squad, but coach Dipak Sharma here feels that his prodigy would soon overcome the “hurdle” and return with a bang.
 
Suresh Raina's exclusion from India Test squad surprises Venkatesh Prasad
Uttar Pradesh coach and former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad expressed surprise at the exclusion of Suresh Raina from the India Test squad selected for the first two matches against England.
 
India aiming for Test series win, not revenge: Virender Sehwag
Explosive India opener Virender Sehwag said here Tuesday that their aim is to win the Test series against England, beginning Nov 15.
 
Zaheer Khan should undergo stringent tests: Sunil Gavaskar
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that India pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who is going through a lean patch, should be put through "stringent tests" to ascertain his fitness in the run up to the first of the four-match Test series against England.
 
Congress hits back at Shiv Sena for opposing India-Pakistan cricket series
Congress had a dig at Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray over his call to "staunch Hindus and patriotic public" to not to allow Indo-Pak cricket matches in India.
 
Sourav Ganguly disappointed with Manoj Tiwary, Ashok Dinda being ignored for England Test series
Former team India captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his disappointment at pacer Ashok Dinda and middle order bat Manoj Tiwary not getting selected for the first two Tests of the forthcoming home series against England and said he would have picked both as a selector.
 
Harbhajan Singh says he has evoloved as a cricketer
Back in the Indian cricket team after spending almost a year in the sidelines, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh hit back at his critics and said that it cannot be a "one-way traffic".
 
We have provided back-up options for all departments: Patil
The selectors have tried to provide the team management with a backup option for all departments in the upcoming Test series against England, according to new chief selector Sandeep Patil who, said promising youngsters will get their “due chance” whenever the slots open up.
 
First phase of tickets for India-Pakistan clash sold out
The first allocation of tickets to see two of cricket’s biggest rivals — India and Pakistan — clash at Edgbaston in the ICC Champions Trophy sold out in just three hours after going on general sale.
 
Injury scare for Zaheer ahead of England series
The Indian cricket team survived a scare ahead of the upcoming series against England after cramps forced pace spearhead Zaheer Khan to leave the field without completing his over during his state side Mumbai's Ranji Trophy match against Railways here today.
 
Navjot Singh Sidhu admits cheating against West Indies during Sharjah ODI
Former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu underwent a Layered Voice Analysis (LAV) during reality show "Bigg Boss 6".
 
Crowd throng stadium to get glimpse of Test cricketers
With many star cricketers playing, a strong 12,000 crowd packed the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the Ranji Trophy tie between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
 
Ranji Trophy: BCCI asks for green pitches
In its bid to improve the conditions of pitches in the domestic circuit, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as asked all curators to make green tops for the Ranji Trophy this season.
 
Yuvraj set to return for Test series against England
Yuvraj Singh is all set to regain his spot in the Indian Test squad when the new national selection panel, headed by Sandeep Patil, sits down on Monday to pick the team for the series-opener against England at Ahmedabad from November 15-19.
 
Ranji Trophy: BCCI asks curators to prepare fast tracks
Ghaziabad, Nov 3: In its bid to make home pitches pacer-friendly, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as asked all curators to make green tops for the Ranji Trophy.
 
PCB to send 10 former cricket legends to India during December tour
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will send ten former cricket legends to India on the occasion of the Pakistan cricket team's tour of India in December.
 
Sachin getting runs is a good sign: Gavaskar
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that Sachin Tendulkar getting some runs under his belt in the Ranji Trophy match before the upcoming four-Test series against England is a good sign.
 
Duration of the series disappoints me
He is glad that Indo-Pak bilateral cricket is finally set for revival come December, but former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas is not particularly pleased with the short duration of the series.
 
BBC settles dispute with BCCI over 'Test Match Special' covering England's tour of India
BBC Radio seems to have settled its dispute with BCCI officials (Board of Control for Cricket in India) after it confirmed that its iconic Test Match Special programme would be broadcast live from venues during England's ongoing tour of India.
 
Indo-Pak series could have been longer: Zaheer Abbas
He is glad that Indo-Pak bilateral cricket is finally set for revival come December, but former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas is not particularly pleased with the short duration of the series.
 
Ryan Harris is KXI Punjab player: BCCI
Australian Ryan Harris’ name was erroneously missed out of the list of players in the IPL teams and is part of Kings XI Punjab squad, the BCCI said here on Friday.
 
 
OCT 2012
Sky snubs BCCI's 500K pounds fee to cover England tour of India
British broadcasting network Sky News has confirmed that it will not send any presenters or production staff to cover England's tour of India after refusing to meet the financial demands made by BCCI officials (Board of Control for Cricket in India).
 
Indian Govt gives nod for Indo-Pak cricket series in December
The Union Home Ministry has given nod for the India-Pakistan cricket series to be held at the end of December 2012.
 
Tendulkar's time will remain right till end of his cricketing career: Wright
Former Indian cricket team coach John Wright has said batting genius Sachin Tendulkar should bid adieu to cricket whenever he feels the right time for him.
 
Indian women beat Pakistan to lift Asia Cup
The Indian women’s cricket team lifted the inaugural Asian Cricket Council’s Twenty20 Asia Cup after beating arch-rivals Pakistan by 18 runs in a low-scoring final here on Wednesday.
 
Sydney Sixers Win CLT20
Sydney Sixers produced an all-round clinical display to clinch the Champions League Twenty20 title with a dominating 10-wicket victory over Highveld Lions in a lop-sided summit clash here on Sunday night.
 
It will be a good pitch, says India 'A' coach Rajput
Coach Lalchand Rajput sought to dismiss reports that a green-top was on offer for his India A team's three-day match against the touring England cricketers at the Cricket Club of India here from October 30 and said it will be a typical Mumbai wicket.
 
England team arrives for Test, T20 rubbers
The England team led by Alastair Cook, along with the support staff, arrived here early this morning from Dubai for a series of four Test matches and two T20 Internationals against hosts India.
 
BCCI floats tender for new IPL title sponsor
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday initiated the process of finding a new title sponsor for the Indian Premier League (IPL) by floating tender notices for the same.
 
I don’t want to be known as an inswing bowler: Ishant
No international cricketer likes to be predictable and Ishant Sharma is no exception as the talented fast bowler is now working on the outgoing delivery ahead of India’s important Test series against England.
 
Ashwin replaces Harbhajan in top bracket of BCCI contracts
Rising off-spinner R. Ashwin on Friday replaced out-of-form senior tweaker Harbhajan Singh in the top bracket of BCCI’s list of central retainership contracts, while struggling pacer Ishant Sharma was also demoted from Grade A to B.
 
Tendulkar, Zaheer to play Ranji opener against Railways
Senior cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan were on Friday included in the Mumbai squad to play against Railways in the Ranji Trophy league opener at the Wankhede Stadium here from November 2-5.
 
Sun TV wins Hyderabad IPL franchise bid
Sun TV Network on Thursday won the Hyderabad franchise of the Indian Premier League for an amount of Rs 85.05 crores per year, marking an end to BCCI’s hunt for a new team in the wake of the controversial termination of cash-strapped Deccan Chargers.
 
England departs for India series
The England team on Thursday embarked on their gruelling Test tour of India with captain Alastair Cook insisting that Kevin Pietersen’s text message scandal was over and he was delighted to have the controversial batsman in the squad for the series.
 
Gavaskar to receive BCCI’s lifetime achievement award
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar will be conferred the Col C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award at the annual BCCI awards function.
 
All Deccan Chargers players available to new franchise: BCCI
All the players who were with the Deccan Chargers, whose IPL contract has been terminated by the Cricket Board, will be available for picking by Sun TV Network which on Thursday won the Hyderabad franchise for Rs. 85.05 crore per year, said BCCI president N Srinivasan.
 
Guwahati HC restrains BCCI on IPL tenders for teams
The Guwahati high court on Thursday restrained the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from "taking a final decision" on the tender floated on October 14 for selection of new teams for 2013 IPL tourney.
 
MS Dhoni surprises fans, bowls against Yorkshire
His side already out of the reckoning, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni played under Suresh Raina's captaincy.
 
Harbhajan Singh criticises Mumbai Indians batting
Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Harbhajan Singh said the defending champions paid the price for a slow start in their 12-run loss to Sydney Sixers in a Group B match at Kingsmead.
 
I doubt India have Plan B to replace Gambhir, Sehwag: Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram today questioned if the Indian team has the bench strength to replace opening duo of Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag ahead of the England series at home.
 
Yuvraj picked for practice game against England
Comeback batsman Yuvraj Singh was today picked in the India A squad which will play England XI in their opening three-day practice game scheduled from October 30 in Mumbai.
 
Sydney Sixers beat Mumbai Indians by 12 runs in CLT20
Mumbai Indians' disastrous campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 came to an end with their third defeat in four matches as they meekly surrendered to Sydney Sixers by 12 runs at Kingsmead.
 
It was a big achievement to open with Tendulkar: Smith
Coming into Champions League T20 as the defending champions, Mumbai Indian might be leaving South Africa without a single win under their belt but for Dwayne Smith the experience has been fulfilling personally as he got a chance to open the batting with Sachin Tendulkar.
 
Weather stopped KKR from getting into semis: Kallis
Had it not been for the washed-out game against Perth Scorchers, reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders could have made the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20, said senior all-rounder Jacques Kallis.
 
Cattle grazing ground converted to world-class cricket stadium in Ranchi
When Bapu Nadkarni and Ramakant Desai played a friendly limited overs cricket tie at Dhurva on the outskirts of Ranchi, they hardly believed the area would one day host India-England ODI at the state-of-the-art cricket complex 40 years later.
 
Kapil Dev backs Dhoni as captain
Former India cricket captain Kapil Dev backed current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after questions were raised on his abilities as a team leader.
 
Mumbai A, Ranji teams to be picked on Oct 26
The Mumbai 'A' outfit, which will take on the visiting England cricket team in the three-day tour game from November 3-5 at the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, is to be selected on October 26.
 
No clean chit yet to tainted IPL players: I-T
The statements of three Indian cricketers implicated in a TV sting operation, which claimed to have exposed corruption in IPL, were recorded by the Income Tax Department.
 
Delhi’s stars up against Perth’s veterans
A star-studded Delhi Daredevils will be up against the experience of Perth Scorchers in its bid to close in on a semifinal berth when the two sides clash in a Group ‘A’ match of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Sunday.
 
Knight Riders look for a face-saving victory
Already shown the exit door, IPL champion Kolkata Knight Riders would look for a face-saving win when it takes on table-topper Titans in its final Group ‘A’ match of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Sunday.
 
‘Gambhir and Sehwag’s form a big worry’
Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev on Saturday conceded that the form slump of senior openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag is a big worry for the team ahead of the twin Test series against England and Australia.
 
Unmukt enjoys senior pros’ respect
It really pays to be Unmukt Chand these days as he discovers that Delhi Daredevils’ star players such as Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene, Morne Morkel have enough time to discuss cricketing matters with the Indian sensation.
 
Rain has the final say once again
Rain played spoilsport for the second successive day, forcing the Champions League Twenty20 Group ‘B’ tie between Mumbai Indians and Yorkshire to be called off.
 
Hayden doesn't think Tendulkar should get Order of Australia
Upset at Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar getting the Order of Australia, former batsman Matthew Hayden said the honour should be "exclusive" to his countrymen.
 
Dinda bowls East Zone into the final Duleep Trophy
Bengal speedster Ashok Dinda's hostile spell of fast bowling helped defending champions East Zone reach the final of the Duleep Trophy for the second successive time after beating South by virtue of 23-run first innings lead.
 
Tendulkar 'privileged' at receiving Order of Australia
Senior India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was elated after it was announced that he will be conferred with the Membership of the Order of Australia and hoped it would further "cement the bond" between the two countries.
 
England's 2nd tour game venue shifted from BKC
The second warm-up game of the England on their forthcoming tour to India has been shifted from the Mumbai Cricket Association's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) ground to D Y Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai.
 
HC to rule on Wednesday on BCCI's appeal in Deccan Chargers' case
The Bombay High Court today reserved order till tomorrow on an appeal filed by the Cricket Board challenging a 'status quo' order passed by an arbitrator in its dispute with debt-ridden Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd.
 
MCA likely to convert CIC into technical committee
A committee of cricketers set up 10 years ago by the then Mumbai Cricket Association President Sharad Pawar to improve the game could be discontinued or converted into a technical committee.
 
Cops for enhanced security at BKC for warm-up game against England
City police today suggested enhanced security deployment at the city`s BKC ground for the visiting England team`s second warm-up game, days after the MCA wrote to the BCCI requesting it to shift the match to D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, mainly for security reasons.
 
Tendulkar to be made member of Order of Australia
Sachin Tendulkar is set to add another feather to his already crowded cap as Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Tuesday announced that the iconic Indian cricketer will be conferred the membership of the Order of Australia, an honour "rarely" awarded to non-Australians.
 
For sale – a team slot in the IPL
The Indian Premier League (IPL)took out newspaper advertisements inviting bids to set up a new team to play in the glitzy Twenty20 tournament that has transformed cricket in recent years.
 
We need to play better cricket, says Harbhajan
Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh said they will need to play "better cricket" and felt the defending champions were 20 runs short after losing their opening match in the Champions League Twenty20.
 
MI lose as McKenzie, Quinton shine for Lions
Defending champions Mumbai Indians started their campaign on a disappointing note, losing to Lions by eight wickets, in their opening match of the Champions League Twenty20.
 
Phangiso celebrates Sachin's wicket all night
He was gunning for Sachin Tendulkar's wicket ever since Highveld Lions were drawn to play Mumbai Indians in the Champions League Twenty20 and so thrilled was little-known spinner Aaron Phangiso after getting the prized scalp that he remained up all night to celebrate.
 
Yuvraj makes first-class comeback with century
Yuvraj Singh made a brilliant comeback into first-class arena as he smashed an unbeaten century for North Zone against Central on the first day of a semi-final match in the Duleep Trophy here.
 
Telefunken Club win Delhi under-16 cricket tournament
Telefunken Club won the second Amit Gupta Memorial Under-16 Cricket Tournament defeating L.B. Shastri Club by 30 runs at the Jamia Millia Islamia Sports Stadium.
 
Indian cricketers' participation 'essential' for Oz BBL success
Chairman of Cricket New South Wales, Harry Harinath has said it's crucial for the future of the Big Bash League (BBL) that the BCCI (Board Of Control For Cricket In India) releases its contracted stars to play in Australia's domestic Twenty20 tournament.
 
Systemic changes needed for 12 medals in Rio: Sachin Tendulkar
Iconic cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has advocated "systemic changes" in Indian sports so that "12 medals in next Olympics in Rio or 20 in 2020 is not a pipe dream".
 
Deccan Chargers ejected from IPL
Indian Premier League side Deccan Chargers has been expelled from the tournament, the cricket board said on Saturday, despite a last-ditch effort by the team owners to pull it back from the brink.
 
Australian indigenous cricket team on India tour
An Indigenous Development cricket team from Australia is on a visit to India as part of 'Oz Fest', a mega Australian cultural festival being staged in the country, and to play T20 and 50-over games in Mumbai and Pune.
 
DDCA didn't support Mohinder when BCCI ousted him: Bedi
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Friday blasted the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) for not "pulling their weight behind" Mohinder Amarnath who was removed from selector's post after his first season.
 
Kamla Landmarc buys Deccan Chargers
Kamla Landmarc Real Estate, a Mumbai-based real estate firm, has bought Indian Premier League team Deccan Chargers for an undisclosed amount.
 
Virat Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy, says Wasim Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said star Indian batsman Virat Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy, but at the same time has advised Mahendra Singh Dhoni to relieve himself of the burden of leading the side in at least one of the three formats.
 
BCCI's Rajiv Shukla welcomes Kumble's appointment as head of ICC's cricket committee
Senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official Rajiv Shukla welcomed the appointment of former leg-spinner Anil Kumble as the head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC's) Cricket Committee, saying that he was very capable of doing justice to such a huge responsibility.
 
NCA committee meeting delayed as Director yet to be appointed
The BCCI has been forced to delay the first meeting of its National Cricket Academy (NCA) sub-committee as it is yet to finalise the name for the post of Director with another former captain Kapil Dev's name coming into picture.
 
Anil Kumble appointed chairman of ICC Cricket Committee
Former India captain Anil Kumble was on Thursday unanimously appointed chairman of ICC's Cricket Committee by the game's governing body, replacing West Indies great Clive Lloyd.
 
IPL is one of biggest threats to cricket: Hooper
Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper feels the Indian Premier League is "one of the biggest threats" to international cricket right now.
 
MCA writes to BCCI to shift match from BKC
The Mumbai Cricket Association has written to the BCCI requesting it to shift the visiting England team's second warm-up game from the Bandra Kurla Complex ground to D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai mainly due to security concerns.
 
Time away from cricket was worst phase of my life: Ishant
Describing the time away from cricket as the "worst phase of my life", pacer Ishant Sharma says he is now mentally stronger to make a comeback into the Indian team.
 
Auckland beat Sialkot by six wickets in CLT20
Auckland dished out a disciplined all-round performance to notch up a comfortable six-wicket victory over Sialkot Stallions in the qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in Johannesburg today.
 
Champions League T20 technical panel approves changes
The Champions League Twenty20 Technical Committee has approved the changes made by Chennai Super Kings for injured Dwayne Bravo and S. Anirudha.
 
Pakistan umpire Ghauri calls TV sting fake
Implicated in the TV sting operation that claims to have exposed corruption by umpires, Pakistan’s Nadeem Ghauri is planning to take legal action against the channel after getting the subtle backing of his cricket board, which has ‘decided against jumping to conclusions’.
 
Sandhu, Kulkarni resignations from CIC not a crisis
The resignations of former India cricketers Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Nilesh Kulkarni from Mumbai Cricket Association’s recommendatory body for development of the game, CIC, does not constitute a crisis, according to MCA President Ravi Savant.
 
Spot fixing allegations against umpires to be investigated by ICC: Rajiv Shukla
The Vice President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Rajiv Shukla, on Tuesday said that the investigation against international umpires on alleged charges of corruption and fixing is in the domain of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and added that the latter is efficiently performing this task.
 
Kohli lone Indian in World T20 XI
Virat Kohli was the lone Indian cricketer to find a place in the ICC World Twenty20 men’s XI of the tournament, which was dominated by champions West Indies and runners-up Sri Lanka.
 
West Indies lifts Twenty20 World cup
West Indies won the ICC World Twenty20 after they defeated Sri Lanka by 36 runs in the final at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Sunday.
 
Samuels smashes 78 as West Indies reach 137/6
Marlon Samuels played one of the best counter-attacking innings under pressure against an impressive Sri Lankan attack to guide West Indies to a reasonable 137 for six in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 here today.
 
D Y Patil to host first-ever first class game in Dec
D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, which has hosted two IPL finals in the past, will be hosting its first-ever first class cricket match when Mumbai take on West Zone rivals Gujarat in their final Ranji Trophy Group A fixture at the end of this year.
 
CA not to pressure Oz cricketers to skip Indian Premier League
Cricket Australia has said it will not put pressure on Australian cricketers to skip the IndianPremier League in order to be fresh for next year's Ashes series, adding that one should learn from Shane Watson if he is to be at his best when his country needs him most.
 
'We will win World T20'
Opener Chris Gayle, who hammered an unbeaten 75 to help West Indies reach the finals, on Friday sounded the battle cry against Sri Lanka, saying his team will definitely win the World Twenty20 on Sunday.
 
No bonus scandal in CL T20 hosting, assures CSA
The irregular bonus scandal which followed their hosting of the 2009 IPL will not be repeated when South Africa host this year's Champions League Twenty20, the country's Cricket Board has assured. Tournament Director Naasei Appiah insisted that no financial irregularities would happen this time.
 
'Consistent' Virat Kohli next 'Viv Richards' of cricket
India batsman Virat Kohli has all the potential to become the next big superstar of world cricket, and if he continues with his staggering form as consistently as he has since his inception to the big stage, then he might go on to emulate legendary Sir Vivian Richards' achievements, according to sports journalist Rob Smith.
 
India ‘A’ in command
India ‘A’ consolidated its position in the second unofficial Test, amassing over 550 runs and then reducing New Zealand ‘A’ to 198 for five on the second day of the match.
 
Time to think about future of senior players in T20s
After failing to make it to the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 for the third time in a row, some serious introspection is required by the BCCI as far as identifying right players for the shortest format of the game is concerned.
 
World T20: Pak beat Aus by 32 runs
Pakistan beat Australia by 32 runs in their Super Eight match on Tuesday to keep alive their hopes of making it to the last four of the World Twenty20.
 
Kohli is stand-out batsman: Kirsten
Gary Kirsten has seen Virat Kohli as a precocious talent who later evolved into a premier batsman and that’s the reason why the former India coach termed him as a “stand out player” who has got the “x-factor“.
 
NZ exit World T20
New Zealand crashed out of World Twenty20 following their Super Over defeat by West Indies in a tense Super Eight stage match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Monday.
 
'Indian bowling lacks variation'
India might have bowled out Pakistan for a paltry 128 in the World Twenty20 here but Sri Lankan batting great Aravinda de Silva feels that the Mahindra Singh Dhoni-led side has a weak bowling attack, besides also lacking in variation.
 
World T20: India bt Pak by 8 wkts
India, led by a superb unbeaten 78 from Virat Kohli, kept their Twenty20 World Cup hopes alive with an empathic eight-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the Super Eights on Sunday.
 
 
SEP 2012
Amarnath's removal unfortunate, says Ganguly
Former India cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly described Mohinder Amarnath's removal from the senior selection committee as "unfortunate".
 
Sehwag raises questions by skipping net session again
The Indian team’s way of handling senior opener Virender Sehwag and the player’s own attitude in this ongoing World Twenty20 is certain to raise questions whether all is well in the Indian camp.
 
Sandeep Patil appointed chief selector of Indian cricket team
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)appointed former Indian cricketer Sandeep Patil as the chairman of the national selection committee.
 
Saba Karim looks forward to `big challenge`
Terming his new job as a selector from East Zone as a "big challenge", former India stumper Saba Karim expressed happiness over his appointment and said he is looking forward to the new challenge.
 
Patil appointed chairman of selectors, Amarnath sacked
Former India batsman Sandeep Patil was appointed chairman of the national selection committee while Mohinder Amarnath was sacked after just one year of his four-year term by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
 
Deccan Chargers vs BCCI:Bombay HC appoints retired SC judge as arbitrator
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday appointed a retired Supreme Court judge as arbitrator to resolve within three months the dispute between the Cricket Board and Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd (DCHL) over termination of the latter's IPL franchise Deccan Chargers.
 
BCCI AGM to appoint new selection panel tomorrow
In what is expected to be a smooth and routine AGM here tomorrow, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to revamp its senior selection committee by making at least four changes in the five-man panel following the completion of their term.
 
Cricket heroes bat for HIV awareness at ICC WT20
Star cricketers including India's Virender Sehwag have joined an ICC campaign in collaboration with the United Nations to spread awareness about HIV prevention and help eliminate AIDS-related stigma and discrimination.
 
India climb to 3rd spot in ICC T20 Championship table
Riding on their huge win over England in the group stages of the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, India jumped four places to claim the third position in the Reliance ICC T20 Championship table.
 
Sri Lankan firm defends water supply after bug hits tournament
A local drinking water supplier strongly defended its product even as World Twenty20 organisers jettisoned their bottled water after several players went down with stomach flu.
 
India is 'mini-grand final' for Australia,says Aussie star Michael Hussey
Veteran batsman Mike Hussey says the opening World Twenty20 Super Eights clash with India looms on Friday as a mini-grand final for Australia.
 
Sachin Tendulkar should retire as per will, says Brett Lee
Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee said that batting great Sachin Tendulkar's retirement plan should be left to his discretion.
 
Sehwag’s fitness, bowling combination concerns for India
Senior opener Virender Sehwag’s finger injury and a suitable bowling combination are two major concerns for India ahead of their opening Super Eight Game against Australia in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20.
 
T20 WC organisers dump water supplier
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 World Cup organisers have replaced the bottled water supplier and also called in food inspectors to check the spread of a suspected gastro virus at the tournament following various players going down with stomach bugs, according to officials.
 
India’s spin department is healthy: Kumble
Former Indian captain Anil Kumble reckons that India’s spin repertory was full of “quality bowlers” and rated comeback man Harbhajan Singh as one of the “best spinners in the country“.
 
HC tells BCCI, Deccan Chargers to go for arbitration
The Bombay High Court on Monday suggested to the Cricket Board and Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd to settle their dispute over termination of IPL franchise by referring the matter to a mutually acceptable arbitrator.
 
Sri Lanka Cops Probe Fake World Twenty20 Merchandise
Police in Sri Lanka are looking out for the manufacturers of counterfeit merchandise after a factory raid revealed large quantities of fake team shirts of the ongoing International Cricket Council's (ICC) World Twenty20 in the country.
 
Sachin's Call when to Retire: Shaun Tait
Despite several cricketing superstars arguing in favour of Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from international cricket, Australian pacer Shaun Tait Monday said nobody has the right to dictate a legend like Tendulkar on the issue.
 
Yuvraj to author book on father
World cup champion and cancer-survivor cricketer Yuvraj Singh will pen down a book on his player-turned-actor father Yograj Singh. "He is writing a book on me, whose title will be 'Arrogant Master'.
 
Indian women's cricket team hopes to fare well in T20 World Cup
Captain of the Indian Women's cricket team, Mitali Raj, on Sunday reflected confidence of faring well in the ensuing Twenty20 World Cup tourney to be staged in Sri Lanka.
 
BCCI president not to visit Pak for ACC meeting: Ashraf
BCCI President N Srinivasan has turned down an invitation to attend the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) development committee meeting to be held in Islamabad on September 24, informed PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf.
 
Scindia wants to see a team from Indore in IPL-6
Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association president Jyotiraditya Scindia today expressed hopes of having a team from the city in the next edition of Indian Premier League and said the MPCA would work in that direction.
 
Zaheer is Sachin of Indian bowling unit: Dhoni
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today defended beleaguered speedster Zaheer Khan, calling him the “Sachin Tendulkar of Indian bowling” but at the same time indicated a few changes in the team line-up for the last World T20 group match against England here tomorrow.
 
Wary India gear up for tough English test
India’s listless bowling attack will aim to put up an improved performance ahead of the Super Eight stage when the team takes on England in its final group league encounter in the ICC World Twenty20 here tomorrow.
 
Yuvraj has made a great comeback, says Broad
The mere mention of ‘six sixes’ rankles England captain Stuart Broad, who was at the receiving end when Yuvraj Singh accomplished the feat in the 2007 World Twenty20, but the pacer was sporting enough to “welcome” the Indian batsman back after recovery from Cancer.
 
Yuvraj, Raina sick, skips Indian team practice session in Colombo
Star all-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina failed to turn up for the Indian cricket team's practice session at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Friday, ahead of the team's next Twenty20 World Cup match on Sunday.
 
Sachin has couple of years of cricket left in him, says Lara
Sachin Tendulkar's failure in the recent series against New Zealand may have triggered a debate on whether he should retire now but West Indian batting great Brian Lara reckons the Indian batsman still has a "year or two" of cricket left in him.
 
Zaheer's fitness key to India's World T20 chances: Wasim Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan needs to regroup his resources and improve his fitness level if India are to increase their chances of winning the World Twenty20 championship again.
 
Mendis record crushes Zimbabwe
Spinner Ajantha Mendis took a record six wickets for just eight runs as hosts Sri Lanka humbled Zimbabwe in the opening match of the World Twenty20 on Tuesday.
 
No need to shift Ranji trophy matches from Keenan stadium: JSCA
Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) said there was no need to shift the venue for the Ranji trophy, commencing in the month of November, in view of the 34th Federation Cup football beginning at Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur from Wednesday.
 
India, Afghan cricketers raise awareness about polio
With an aim to increase awareness about polio among parents of the region, Indian cricket stars Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and Rohit Sharma, on Tuesday met with Afghanistan captain Nowroz Mangal and few of his team-mates and exchanged bats signed by both the sides.
 
No favourites as World T20 kicks off on Tuesday
The high-profile ICC World Twenty20 gets underway in Colombo on Tuesday with no clear favourites but inaugural champions India will fancy their chances on the slow familiar tracks of the island nation where they have played a lot of cricket in recent times.
 
Maintain status quo on Deccan Chargers: court to BCCI
In a minor relief to the beleaguered Deccan Chargers, the Bombay high court directed the BCCI to maintain status quo regarding the termination of the IPL franchise, owned by Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd.
 
Zonal policy for BCCI presidency done away with at SGM
In a significant move which will have far-reaching implications, the BCCI on Saturday amended its constitution to do away with the zonal rotational policy for electing its president and allow a second term to office bearers subject to re-election.
 
International stars pick IPL franchises over home teams in CLT20
Nine international cricketers, including Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Brett Lee, have opted to play for their IPL franchises instead of their home teams in the Champions League Twenty20 scheduled next month.
 
Bombay HC has not stayed termination of Deccan Chargers franchise: BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday said that media reports about the Bombay High Court staying the termination of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Deccan Chargers is incorrect.
 
Virat Kohli named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2012
India's Virat Kohli has been named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2012 at the LG ICC Awards here on Saturday.
 
BCCI justifies decision to terminate Deccan
The BCCI on Friday sought to justify the decision to terminate the IPL contract of debt-ridden Deccan Chargers, saying it was compelled to take action after the beleaguered franchise claimed that it had not committed any breaches and threatened to take legal recourse.
 
India win warmup T20 against SL
Irfan Pathan scalped five wickets as India warmed up for the World Twenty20 with a comfortable 26-run victory over hosts Sri Lanka in their first practice match here today.
 
Sachin Tendulkar is 'Kohinoor of World Cricket': Abdul Qadir
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir is of the opinion that it should be left to Sachin Tendulkar to decide when he wants to retire from international cricket.
 
India to wear 'lucky shirt' for World Twenty20
India's cricketers have been ordered to wear the same jersey design that won them the World Cup last year for next week's World Twenty20 in a bid to bring them good luck.
 
ICC World Twenty20 2012 set to break broadcast records
In less than a week's time, the world's top Twenty20 cricketers will be playing across four venues in Sri Lanka and host broadcaster and ICC Global Media Rights partner ESPN STAR Sports (ESS)
 
Dravid and Ashwini declared best
Rahul Dravid and Ashwini Ponnappa were declared Best Sportspersons at the Sports Writers’ Association of Bangalore’s (SWAB) awards function at the KSBA hall.
 
Chargers reject lone bid, BCCI to decide on Saturday
Debt-ridden Deccan Chargers’ bid to find a buyer ended in an anti-climax on Thursday with the IPL team rejecting the only bid they received, leaving the future of the beleaguered franchise uncertain.
 
ICC launches official event website for World Twenty20
The International Cricket Council launched the official event website for the World Twenty20 Championships to be staged here between September 18 and October 7.
 
We have a very good team: MS Dhoni
The Indian cricket team arrived here for the Twenty20 World Cup with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying that he has a "very good team" which is capable of regaining the coveted trophy.
 
Sri Lanka-Windies Test Series Falls Victim to IPL
The International Cricket Council persistent refusal to provide a separate window for the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) is taking a toll on Test cricket.
 
Dhoni Happy with Yuvraj's Return to International Cricket
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says that Yuvraj Singh can draw confidence from his performance against New Zealand in Tuesday's Twenty20 as he made a return to international cricket after a grim battle with rare germ cell cancer.
 
Deposit Deccan Chargers’ sale money with ICICI Bank: HC
The Bombay High Court,directed that the proceeds of the sale of IPL team Deccan Chargers be deposited with ICICI Bank after paying 5 per cent to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
 
New Zealand pip India by one run in a thrilling finish
Yuvraj Singh made an emotional return to international cricket but India snatched defeat from the jaws of victory to allow New Zealand to win the Twenty20 series with a thrilling one-run victory.
 
Tickets for CLT20 on sale from today
Cricket buffs can purchase tickets for the fourth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament, scheduled to be held in South Africa next month, from Tuesday.
 
Indian team strongest on paper for T20 World Cup: Srikkanth
Outgoing chief cricket selector Krish Srikkanth on Monday predicted an Indian triumph in the World T20, starting in Sri Lanka on September 18.
 
Mamata Banerjee felicitates Ravikant Singh, Sandipan Das
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday felicitated state cricketers Ravikant Singh and Sandipan Das, who were part of the Indian team that won the ICC U-19 World Cup in Australia, with Rs two lakhs each.
 
IPL related decisions collective responsibilities:Modi
Sacked IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has said allegations levelled in show cause notices by the ED for alleged forex law violations of over Rs1,310 crore in the conduct of T-20 cricket tournament in South Africa concerned "collective responsibilities" rather than being personal.
 
Ashraf thanks SM Krishna for facilitating cricket series
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has thanked Indian Foreign Minister S.M Krishna for facilitating a cricket series between both countries.
 
Pak quarterfinal defeat to India reason behind U-19 WC debacle
An investigation by a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) committee has blamed their quarterfinal defeat to India in the Under-19 World Cup in Australia as the main reason behind their dismal showing at the tournament, rejecting any notion of disciplinary issues with the young players.
 
Aus slump to no. 10 in T20 rankings
Australia will begin this month's Twenty20 World Cup ranked 10th in the world in the shortest form of the game.
 
IPL franchise Deccan Chargers for sale
Indian Premier League side the Deccan Chargers were put up for sale on Thursday in the latest upheaval for the money-spinning Twenty20 tournament that has been dogged by ownership troubles.
 
Open to coaching India: Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his willingness to coach the national cricket team if the board feels he is the best candidate for the job.
 
Virat Kohli escapes unhurt from a cricket academy inauguration
India vice-captain Virat Kohli escaped unhurt after he came to inaugurate a new cricket academy at the Sanatan Dharam Higher Secondary School (Kirti Nagar) after around 1000 people mobbed him in a small congested school ground.
 
Deccan Chargers invite bids from prospective buyers
The Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL) on Thursday issued a tender notice inviting bids from prospective buyers for its IPL franchisee Deccan Chargers, which is currently in a financial mess.
 
Adversities brought out the best in me: Laxman
The stylish V V S Laxman, India’s middle order bulwark who announced his retirement from international cricket recently, reckons that his ability to come good in pressure situations was his “biggest strength” as a batsman.
 
Tendulkar not finished as yet: Manjrekar
With age not on his side, Sachin Tendulkar has become vulnerable to full length deliveries but he is "not finished" as yet and is still good enough to score runs at the highest level, feels former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar.
 
Can't wait to be back on the field: Yuvraj Singh
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh is all charged up to get back on the field and shut the speculation around his selection following a successful battle with cancer.
 
SGDCA writes to Jaitley against proposed changes in BCCI laws
Sri Ganganagar District Cricket Association (SGDCA) has expressed strong reservations on the changes that BCCI intends to bring about in its law with regards to President`s election, saying such a move would upset the basic structure of the constitution.
 
BCCI to take final call on Deccan Chargers future on Sep 15
The Indian cricket board`s (BCCI) working committee today decided to take a final call on the fate of the IPL franchisee, Deccan Chargers on September 15 in Chennai.
 
Delhi govt announces Rs 25 lakh reward for Unmukt
The Delhi government today announced Rs 25 lakh award for teenaged cricketer Unmukt Chand, the captain of India's Under-19 cricket team which won the World Cup.
 
Career-best rankings for Ashwin, Kohli
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin broke into the top 20 of ICC's Test Rankings for the first time at a career-best 18th spot after guiding the team to a series whitewash over New Zealand at home.
 
Pak Azam says atmosphere in SLPL similar to international cricket
Young Pakistan all rounder Hammad Azam, who was the part of inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) champions, Uva Next, has said the atmosphere in the premier Twenty20 competition was similar to that of international cricket.
 
Unmukt Meets Teachers at Modern School
Unmukt Chand, who led India to victory at the Under-19 cricket World Cup, met his teachers at his former school here and sought their blessings for future triumphs.
 
Sri Lanka to boost domestic cricket
The Sri Lankan Cricket Board Monday said it will take measures to boost their domestic cricket after its first ever Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) concluded last week.
 
McGrath to guide pacemen at Indian academy
Glenn McGrath has been named as successor to fellow Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee at the MRF foundation in India, where fast bowlers from around the world receive specialist coaching.
 
CSK owners launches T20 tourney for schools
The owners of Chennai Super Kings outfit, India Cements Limited today launched its first Twenty20 cricket tournament for city schools to unearth talent and harness the youngsters' skills.
 
Virat showed excellent temperament, says skipper Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Virat Kohli for showing "excellent temperament" during team's tricky yet successful run-chase against New Zealand in the second cricket Test, in Bangalore.
 
'Kohli best Indian batsman right now'
Former captain Rahul Dravid Monday lavished praise on Virat Kohli, terming him the "best Indian batsman" on current form, and said that anchoring the stiff run-chase under pressure in the second Test against New Zealand would do his confidence a world of good.
 
It was time to move on: Laxman
Reiterating his sudden decision to quit international cricket on the eve of the Test series against New Zealand, V.V.S. Laxman said he intends playing Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad in a bid to "give something back" to his home state.
 
We have a good chance of winning: Kohli
With an overall lead of 244 and a wicket still remaining, New Zealand may be in a good position to dictate terms, but centurion Virat Kohli feels that India can easily push for a 2-0 series win with two full days left in the second and final Test match in Bangalore. New Zealand were 232 for nine at stumps with a overall lead of 244 after the third day's play.
 
Laxman felicitated by KSCA
Recently-retired Indian cricketer VVS Laxman was today felicitated by the Karnataka State Cricket Association and insisted that his decision to retire despite being named in the squad is correct.
 
PCB chief Ashraf confident India would visit Pakistan soon for series
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has said the Indian team would be visiting the country soon to play one-day and Twenty20 international matches.
 
BCCI in search of new buyer as Deccan Chargers unlikely to play IPL VI
Deccan Chargers, the champions of second edition of Indian Premier League, is unlikely to feature in the next edition of the cash-rich league which may force the BCCI to lookout for a prospective buyer in the next few days.
 
"Treat sports excellence on par with academic excellence"
In the backdrop of Unmukt Chand’s college controversy, the Indian Olympic Association on Saturday urged the government to treat sports excellence on a par with academic excellence and formulate a uniform policy to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future.
 
I look up to Virat for inspiration, says Unmukt
His confident strides, the swagger at the crease bear striking similarities with another former India U-19 captain and Unmukt Chand readily agrees that Virat Kohli has been an inspiration for him.
 
ECB needs to wake up to importance of IPL, Twenty20: Pietersen
Disgruntled batsman Kevin Pietersen has asked the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to wake up to the fact that the Indian Premier League and Twenty20 are a reality.
 
 
AUG 2012
No Indian in ICC Test team
No Indian cricketer found a place in the International Cricket Council's(ICC) Test Team of the Year announced Thursday.
 
Sibal asks Stephen's to ensure Unmukt sits for exams
HRD minister Kapil Sibal on Friday requested St Stephen's College Principal Walson Thampu to use his discretionary powers to ensure that junior cricketer Unmukt Chand, the captain of U-19 World Cup winning team, does not lose an academic year due to low attendance.
 
Under-19 World Cup winners Ravikant Singh,Sandipan Das felicitated
West Bengal Government will felicitate Ravikant Singh and Sandipan Das, the two players from the state in the Indian U-19 cricket team crowned World Champions in Australia, official sources said.
 
Unmukt Chand may lose a year in college
Just days after leading the India Under-19 cricket team to World Cup victory that made him a hero, Unmukt Chand faced the prospect of losing a year in college here due to low attendance.
 
‘Champion’ Yuvraj has set an example: Tendulkar
As Yuvraj Singh prepares to start his second innings in international cricket after his successful battle with cancer, Sachin Tendulkar says the “champion” has set a great example for not just fellow sportspersons but all those suffering from the disease.
 
Tendulkar's tips proved helpful, says Unmukt Chand
The triumphant Under-19 World Cup captain Unmukt Chand on Wednesday said his team's interaction with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar helped the side to regain the coveted title Down Under.
 
MS Dhoni launches motorbike racing team
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose passion for bikes is well known, has floated his own racing team which is now competing in FIM Supersport World Championship.
 
PCB wants a match in Mohali during Indo-Pak series
The Pakistan Cricket Board has requested the BCCI to include Mohali in the list of venues for the eagerly-anticipated Indo-Pak series later this year.
 
Lance Armstrong will remain my hero: Yuvraj
Lance Armstrong's reputation may be in tatters but in the eyes of cricketer Yuvraj Singh, the American cyclist still remains a "hero".
 
Ajit Wadekar gets Castrol Cricket Lifetime Achievement Award
Former Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar got awarded with the 'Castrol Cricket Lifetime Achievement Award' for his contribution to the sport during an event in Bangalore
 
Won't think of retirement as long as I enjoy the game: Sachin
His contemporaries like Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman may have hung up their bats but veteran cricketer Sachin Tendulkar says he continues to enjoy his game and is not even thinking about retirement at the moment.
 
Dhoni, Kohli nominated for ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year award
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Virat Kohli are in the running for the 'ODI Cricketer of the Year' trophy, while veteran Sachin Tendulkar has been nominated for the 'People's Choice Award' in the short-list announced today for the ninth LG ICC Annual Awards here.
 
Harbhajan shouldn’t have been out for more than 6 months: Ganguly
Former captain Sourav Ganguly today said the Indian Cricket Board should have ensured that senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was not kept out of the national side for more than six months.
 
Currently focusing on India 'A' tour to New Zealand: Unmukt
India's under-19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand today said in Mumbai that right now he is concentrating on his game and wants to do well for India A in the next tournament.
 
Cricket : Rousing Welcome for Indian Colts at Mumbai
After returning from Australia to a warm reception here, India’s triumphant under-19 World Cup captain Unmukt Chand on Tuesday said his players always had immense the self-belief that they would lay their hands on the coveted trophy despite the squad’s initial stumbles.
 
VVS Laxman rubbishes reports of bad blood between him and MS Dhoni
Just retired VVS Laxman on Monday declined to comment on his relationship with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but clarified that there was no controversy as has been reported by the media.
 
Morgan ready to give up IPL for England Test place
England batsman Eoin Morgan has said he would be swapping the Indian Premier League for county cricket next season in order to cement his place in the Test squad.
 
Indian cricketers chill in hotel as Kiwis sweat it out
After being rattled by Indian off-spinner R Ashwin in the opening Test, New Zealand’s cricketers today sweated it out at the nets for two hours to prepare for the second and final Test in Bangalore starting August 31.
 
Bhajji could have been kept out for 6 months only: Ganguly
Former captain Sourav Ganguly today said the Indian Cricket Board should have ensured that senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was not kept out of the national side for more than six months.
 
Parliament congratulate India U-19 Cricket Team
Parliament today congratulated the Under-19 Indian cricket team for winning the World Cup in Australia.
 
BCCI recommend Dravid and Gambhir’s names for Padma Awards
The BCCI has decided to recommend the names of former Indian Captain Rahul Dravid and opener Gautam Gambhir’s names for the prestigious Padma Bhusan and Padma Shri awards respectively.
 
BCCI announces Rs. 20 lakh cash prize for U-19 squad
The BCCI on Sunday announced a cash prize of Rs. 20 lakh each for members of the Indian team, which lifted its third Under-19 World Cup title in Townsville after defeating defending champions Australia.
 
Pak Hindus oppose revival of cricket series
Hindu families from Pakistan have strongly opposed the revival of cricket series between the two nations as they had to face harassment and humiliation if India won the game.
 
Strauss, Flower risk 'cornered' Pietersen
Sacked England cricketer Kevin Pietersen could face a wall of resistance from the dressing room even if he reaches some sort of conciliation with captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower.
 
Krishnamachari Srikkanth lauds India's U-19 triumph
Chief selector of senior national cricket team Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Sunday termed India's under-19 World Cup triumph "a very proud moment for all Indians."
 
Sri Lankan League helpful as match practice before WC: Misbah
Pakistan Test and one day captain Misbah-ul-haq, who plays for the Kandurata Warriors in the Sri Lankan Premier League, has said the SLPL represents an ideal opportunity to get much needed match practice before the Australian series and the upcoming T20 World Cup.
 
Rain halts match, NZ 41/1 at tea
Bad weather played spoilsport in the post-lunch session after New Zealand reached 41 for one at tea in their second innings, forced to follow on by India in the opening cricket Test here on Saturday.
 
Sree to be fit for selection by year end
India fast bowler S Sreesanth, who is recovering from a toe injury, says he would be available for selection by the end of this year.
 
India bowl out Kiwis for 159
Off-spinner R Ashwin impressed with a six-wicket haul as India imposed the follow-on on New Zealand after ending the visitors' first innings at 159 at the stroke of lunch on the third day of the opening cricket Test in Hyderabad on Saturday.
 
Bowlers strike for India, take team to U19 World Cup final
India relied on spinners Baba Aparajith and Harmeet Singh to pull off a thrilling 9-run victory over New Zealand and cruise into the final of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in Australia on Thrusday.
 
2nd day's play delayed due to rain in India-NZ Test
The second day's proceedings in the opening cricket Test between India and New Zealand were on Friday delayed due to rain in parts of the city here.
 
Wadekar gets lifetime award, Chand best junior cricketer
Former skipper Ajit Wadekar under whose leadership India won the historical Test series against the West Indies in 1971, was today selected for the Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the sport.
 
BCCI owes the government R 201.36 crores in taxes
A Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) was generally known for its transparency, even with regards to highest sums of money being paid to the government in taxes.
 
Sreesanth eyes year-end return
India pacer S Sreesanth is looking to make a return to the game by December after injury sidelined him since August 2011.
 
VVS Laxman could not get in touch with me to inform about his retirement: Dhoni
Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Wednesday that veteran batsman VVS Laxman could not get in touch with him and inform about his retirement plans ahead of the series against New Zealand.
 
Indian origin teen sensation Sandhu set to help Oz under-19 team defend world title
Gurinder Sandhu, who is the first ever Indian origin male player to represent Australia in international tournaments, is all set to help Australia defend their Under-19 World Cup title on Sunday.
 
Amarnath may be out of selection panel
Speculation is rife that former cricketer Mohinder Amarnath may be replaced by Roger Binny as a selector and may lose out on becoming the chairman of the national selection committee apparently following differences with incumbent chairman K Srikkanth.
 
Confident India set sights on U-19 WC final
Their confidence at an all time high after a narrow win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the quarter-finals, India would look to carry on the good show against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup here on Thursday.
 
BCCI not recognised by Indian Sports Ministry
The union sports ministry has not accorded its annual recognition to 14 national sports federations (NSF), including the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
 
MS Dhoni, Ross Taylor unveil India-New Zealand series trophy
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his New Zealand counterpart Ross Taylor on Tuesday unveiled the trophy of the India-New Zealand two-match Test series, scheduled to start here on Thursday.
 
Match preview: India prepare to start life without Dravid, Laxman
A reality check awaits the Indian cricket team as it gears up to begin life without the famed batting duo of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman when they take on a lowly New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series in Hydrabad on Thursday.
 
Indian cricketers practice in Hyderabad ahead of the first Test against Kiwis
The Indian cricket team practiced here on Tuesday, ahead of the first Test match against New Zealand that begins on August 23.
 
VVS Laxman excelled in pressure situations: BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday paid glowing tribute to VVS Laxman, saying that his stunning knocks in crisis situations shaped the history of Indian cricket.
 
'Contentious' DRS decisions pile on agony for Proteas in Lord's Test
The first day of the crucial Lord's Test between England and South Africa was marred by a number of controversial decisions given under the much-debated Decision Review System (DRS), as the Proteas ended the day at 262 for seven.
 
Love to see best cricketers playing both IPL and Test: Dravid
He does not quite know how it can be worked out but former India captain Rahul Dravid wants an arrangement in which the world's best cricketers can play in the Indian Premier League without compromising on representing their country in the Test arena. "I'm not sure what the solution to it is exactly but I would love to be in a situation where the best players can play the IPL as well as represent their country in Test cricket," Dravid, who led Rajasthan Royals in the previous IPL, said.
 
Sarfaraz Khan expelled from BCCI academy
Under-16 cricketer Sarfaraz Khan has been expelled from the BCCI's batting academy at Mumbai's Bandra-Kurla Complex on grounds of indiscipline.With three days left for the camp to end, there had been growing complaints about Sarfaraz's indiscipline following which he was asked to leave.
 
DC mess: IPL governing council gives team 14-day deadline
A day after TOI reported how the owners of IPL franchisee Deccan Chargers(DC) had mortgaged their team to two private banks to overcome their financial crisis, the IPL governing council (GC) on Tuesday issued a 14-day ultimatum to the owners, asking them to sort out the problems.
 
Miandad says resumption of cricketing ties with India, not revenue sharing priority
Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Director General Javed Miandad has dismissed talks of revenue sharing with India for the upcoming one-day series, and has lauded the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for inviting Pakistan to play."What is most important now is that bilateral cricket ties resume between the two countries. Money is not the issue right now," the Daily Times quoted Miandad, as saying.
 
HC orders issue of 2nd notice to Amitabh, Salman, BCCI
The Madras High Court today ordered issue of a second notice to Indian cricket board chief N Srinivasan and Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor on a petition regarding alleged "uncensored and indecent" dance programmes during the IPL-V inaugural show in Chennai in April.
 
BCCI Working Committee to meet in Chennai on August 22
The Working Committee of the Cricket Board will meet in Chennai on August 22 to finalise the annual report and accounts ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held next month.
 
Modi settles libel case against Giles Clarke
Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has settled his libel case against England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke out-of-court, an ECB statement said on Tuesday.Modi had filed a libel case against Clarke in an English court for alleging that the former IPL chairman had held talks with some English counties to form a rebel Twenty20 league.
 
Andhra Cricket Association condoles death of Deshmukh
Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) today condoled the death of Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and said he worked for development of the game in his capacity as MCA President a BCCI office-bearer.ACA President D V Subba Rao, Secretary Gokaraju Gangaraju and other members conveyed their deep condolences to the family members of Deshmukh, who passed away in a Chennai hospital.
 
Pietersen to ECB: Let me play full IPL or else...
Kevin Pietersen is keen on playing the entire edition of IPL 2013 at the expense of the home series against New Zealand and has hinted at quitting Test cricket if the ECB rejects his request
 
BCCI happy with Yuvraj's recovery
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla confirms the BCCI is satisfied with the improvement shown by Yuvraj Singh and is hopeful of his availability during the upcoming World Twenty20 Championship in Sri Lanka.
 
This team can win the T20 World Cup again: Srikkanth
BCCI Selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Friday hailed Yuvraj Singh’s return to international cricket and said the left-hander will be an important factor for the Indian team’s success in the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup.“We are very happy that Yuvraj Singh has been declared fit. Yuvraj is a very crucial factor. If he gets going he can win matches single-handedly for us. Don’t forget 2007 T20 World Cup (won by India in South Africa), he was the man of the series,” Srikkanth said.
 
Srikkanth liberated me a batsman: Sunil Gavaskar
Reminiscing his glory days, former captain Sunil Gavaskar rated Kris Srikkanth as the best opening partner he had, saying that the right-hander "liberated" him as a batsman."As my opening partner, Srikkanth somehow liberated me as a batsman. He used to encourage me to play the shots that I wouldn't otherwise offer. He had a positive influence on me," said Gavaskar.
 
Pietersen holding England cricket to ransom for ‘big’ IPL money: Bob Willis
Former captain Bob Willis has slammed star batsman Kevin Pietersen for holding England cricket to ransom through his threat to quit Test cricket at the end of the series.The South African-born Pietersen caused a shock at the end of the drawn second Test against South Africa on Monday by saying he would announce whether he was standing down after the third and final match against the tourists later this month.
 
FICA head hits out at IPL
Federation of International Cricketers’ Association chief executive, Tim May has said that the IPL has sidelined FICA and reduced it to an advisory role in the current payment dispute between Royal Challengers Bangalore and some of its players.
 
Indian team for Test series against NZ to be picked on Aug 10
The BCCI's selection committee will meet in Mumbai on August 10 to pick the squad for the Test series against New Zealand at home starting August 23.
 
Rajkot's Khandheri stadium to host India-England ODI next year
Saurashtra Cricket Association's newly constructed Khandheri stadium will host its maiden ODI when visitors England will come here next year to play a five match series."The first ODI match would be played at Khandheri on January 11, 2013 between India and England," SCA honorary secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement, while announcing BCCI tournament programme 2012-13.
 
Gerald Majola wins round one in CSA disciplinary hearing
Suspended Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola has won the first round of his disciplinary hearing on the allegedly irregular IPL bonuses he paid to himself and other CSA staff.
 
Shahrukh Khan escapes with Rs 100 fine for smoking in public
Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, charged with smoking in public during an IPL match, today escaped with a paltry fine of Rs 100, less than the cost of his cigarette box, after having pleaded guilty before a court here. Disposing of the matter, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate S C Godara, Jaipur City, allowed Khan to deposit the fine through his counsel.
 
Dhoni tops list of world’s highest earning cricketers
Mahendra Singh Dhoni topped the list of the world’s highest earning cricketers compiled by Forbes magazine. He is followed by Sachin Tendulkar, as six Indians made it to the list’s top 10.
 
 
JUL 2012
BCCI joint secretary visits District Sports Association Stadium in Silchar
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) joint secretary Anurag Thakur on Sunday visited the District Sports Association (DSA) here and expressed satisfaction with the facilities at the stadium.
 
Dalmiya likely to remain CAB president
Jagmohan Dalmiya appears to remain in power at the Cricket Association of Bengal for a fifth successive term, sweeping aside the challenge from little-known Samar Paul, the only contest that will mark the 81st annual general meeting on Saturday.
 
‘I’ve Never Disregarded BCCI’
Kapil Dev is certainly a relieved man after being back into the BCCI fold but the legendary all-rounder still has reservations if one terms his comeback as an act to get ‘amnesty from the BCCI’.
 
I was always with BCCI: Kiran More
Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More, who was granted amnesty by the BCCI working committee last week, on Wednesday said that he was always with the board despite having differences over joining the rebel Indian Cricket League.
 
'Dey Silenced as He was to Expose Match Fixing in IPL'
Mumbai journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who was gunned down last year, was planning to expose the match-fixing racket in the IPL tournament, which resulted in his killing, a top opposition leader claimed here Wednesday.
 
Rajasthan Royals terminate agreement with RN Sports Club
Indian Premier League sideRajasthan Royals on Thursday said that it has terminated its agreement with Mumbai-basedRN Sports Club with immediate effect due to non-payment of dues.
 
Ex-ICC chief Mani warns PCB not to follow BCCI blindly
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Ehsan Mani has advised the Pakistan CricketBoard (PCB) to refrain from blindly following the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) without putting forward its own point of view.
 
Ijaz Butt asks BCCI to compensate for pulling out of 2009 series
The former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB), Ijaz Butt has welcomed the planned revival of bilateral ties with India but insisted that Pakistan must ask the the BCCI to compensate it financially for the cancelled series of 2009.
 
Kapil Dev back in BCCI fold after sorting out differences
Former India captain Kapil Dev and the Indian Cricket Board buried the hatchet following their differences over cricketer joining rebel ICL and welcomed him back with immediate effect disbursing his one—time benefit payment of Rs 1.5 crore.
 
Juhu party: IPL players Parnell, Sharma test +ve for drugs
Two IPL players- Wayne Parnell from South Africa and Rahul Sharma, are among 42 persons, who tested positive for consumption of drugs in a high-profile rave party at a plush hotel in suburban Juhu in May, making their arrest inevitable, police said today
 
India-Pakistan cricket series may be held in England
The reciprocal India-Pakistan cricket series, to be hosted by the neighbour, may be played in England as the island nation is emerging as the most suitable venue given the Indian board's reluctance to send a team to Pakistan.
 
Sri Lanka series will show where we stand: MS Dhoni
India will look to start the new season on a winning note when they clash with on-form Sri Lanka in a one-day series starting in Hambantota on Saturday. “It’s the start of a new season for us. It’s nice to start afresh on a positive note,” Dhoni, the Indian captain, told reporters aheadof the five-match series.
 
'BCCI should be whipped for inviting Pak'
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today said the BCCI should be "publicly whipped" for the decision to resume bilateral cricket series with Pakistan.
 
Zardari hails cricket ties resumption
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing hope that the resumption of cricketing ties after five years will be a confidence building measure. Zardari on Wednesday sent the letter to Manmohan Singh welcoming resumption of cricket relations, reported Dawn.
 
PCB to take up revenue sharing issue with BCCI
The much-anticipated Indo-Pak limited-overs series in December could face problems getting off the ground as the Pakistan Cricket Board is determined to get a share of the revenues generated from the matches.
 
Keep sentiments aside during ODIs against Pak: Dhoni
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said his team would keep sentiments aside while preparing for the three-match ODI series against Pakistan to be held in December.
 
Pakistan players all set to be a part of IPL 6 auctions
The decision to resume Indo-Pak bilateral cricketing ties is likely to clear the decks for top Pakistan cricketers to again be a part of auctions in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
 
Sunil Gavaskar criticises BCCI's decision to resume ties with Pakistan
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday criticised the BCCI's decision to revive the Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties as he felt Pakistan was not cooperating in the Mumbai terror attacks probe.
 
BCCI approves revision of domestic cricket
In its bid to overhaul the structure of domestic cricket, the BCCI on Monday approved the recommendations of the Special Committee on the revision of the Ranji Trophy format, under which 27 teams will be divided into three groups of nine sides each.
 
Pakistan cricket team to tour India in December
Indian cricket chiefs on Monday said they had invited Pakistan for a series later this year, their first in five years, in a further sign of improving ties between the neighbours.
 
IPL betting: Producer Prakash Chandnani arrested
Bollywood film producer Prakash Chandnani, who financed an Akshay Khanna starrer film on corruption, was arrested at Ahmedabad airport after he landed from Dubai early on Thursday morning. Airport immigration officials nabbed Chandnani soon after customs clearance as lookout notice (LOC) was issued against him for alleged role in an IPL betting racket busted by Mumbai crime branch. Chandnani, co-producer of 'Gali Gali Chor Hai', was later handed over to Mumbai crime branch officials.
 
IPL 5: Several RCB players yet to be paid
Some of Royal Challengers Bangalore`s leading players contracted to the franchise are yet to get the first instalments of their fees for playing in the last edition of the the Indian Premier League.
 
PCB makes three proposals to BCCI for resumption of cricket series
In a bid to resume bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan, the Pakistan Board has put forward three proposals to their Indian counterparts.
 
Former Cricket Board chief Rungta passes away
Former BCCI President P M Rungtadied here today after prolonged illness, the Cricket Board said.He was 88. Rungta passed away on Thursday morning at his residence, said BCCI CAO Prof Ratnakar Shetty.
 
ICC to share new research results on DRS with BCCI
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to send a delegation to India to show the latest research on ball-tracking technology by Dr Ed Rosten, after the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) objection resulted in the Decision Review System (DRS) not being put to vote at the executive board meeting in Kuala Lumpur last month.
 
‘Dealing with BCCI on DRS is like dealing with Syria’
Cricket Australia’s chairman Wally Edwards has likened discussions with Indian cricket officialdom over the Decision Review System to the standoff between the US and Russia and China over Syria.
 
Pietersen says he plays in IPL for 'love, not big money'
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said he loves to play in the Indian Premier League, and added that it isn't just about money.Pietersen also accepts being extremely fortunate to have been offered a two million pound deal by IPL franchisee DelhiDaredevils, but the South Africa-born batsman said the tournament is much more than money.
 
BCCI to nominate Dravid for Khel Ratna, Yuvi for Arjuna
The Cricket Board has decided to recommend recently retired stalwart Rahul Dravid for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Yuvraj Singh, the player of the World Cup, for the Arjuna Award.
 
Sachin's records will be broken one day: Kapil Dev
Praising Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar for his disciplined life and dedication to the game, former Indian skipper Kapil Dev Sunday said the maestro's records will also be broken one day.
 
SA cricket divided over IPL bonus saga: Faul
South African cricket remains divided over the 2009 saga in which now suspended chief executive Gerald Majola paid himself and other Cricket South Africa staff more than R4 million in IPL 2 bonuses, according to acting CSA Chief Executive Jacques Faul.
 
No plans to retire from ODIs: Tendulkar
He might be skipping ODIs with regularity but Sachin Tendulkar says he does not plan to quit the format altogether just yet and will continue as long as he enjoys the game.Tendulkar, who has played just two ODI series after the World Cup last year, most recently opted out of the tour of Sri Lanka later this month, fuelling speculation about his future in the format.
 
Bilateral ties hinge on BCCI, PCB:Mathai
Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai has said the resumption of India-Pakistan bilateral cricket ties is dependent on the BCCI and the PCB.Speaking after a meeting with Pakistan foreign secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani on Thursday, Mathai said the joint statement issued by the officials after their meeting emphasised the need for the two countries to engage in sporting activities.
 
Ministry extends Arjuna nomination date for BCCI
In a reconciliatory gesture, the Sports ministry made an exception for BCCI by extending the last date for filing nominations for Arjuna awards to July 20.The Sports Ministry's extension of the deadline will thus allow the BCCI to nominate its cricketers for the prestigious government award.
 
PCB COO appreciates BCCI's invitation to play in CLT20
Hailing the decision of the Champions League organising committee, which includes Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), to invite Pakistan's Sialkot Stallions in the qualifying stage of the tournament, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed said this could be the first step towards the revival of bilateral ties with India.
 
Pollock slams BCCI and ICC
Graeme Pollock, voted South Africa’s best cricketer of the 20th century in 2009, has blasted BCCI for yet again raising a red flag for the universal implementation of the DRS.Pollock did not spare the ICC either as he slammed the world governing body of the game for not taking on the financial and administrative responsibility to impose the technology.
 
 
JUN 2012
Narine undaunted by England failure
West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine says his confidence has not been dented following a disappointing tour of England earlier this month. The Indian Premier League (IPL) star entered the four-match limited overs series with a huge reputation but made little impact as West Indies failed to win a single match on a miserable outing.
 
BCCI bans 5 players in IPL spot-fixing
Cracking the whip on cricketers caught in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday imposed a life ban on pacer TP Sudhindra but handed lighter punishments to four other domestic players who were also exposed in the TV sting operation.
 
ICC fails to ratify universal DRS
The BCCI again had its way on the contentious Decision Review System (DRS) after the ICC board failed to ratify its universal application following India's opposition to the technology.
 
Greig asks India to put cricket before cash
Former England captain Tony Greig has urged India to accept the "spirit of cricket is more important than generating billions of dollars".
 
BCCI chief appears before CBI in Jagan case
Indian cricket board chief N. Srinivasan, who is also the India Cements managing director, Monday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here in YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's illegal wealth case.
 
ICC Test rankings: Ind placed fourth
India remained fourth even as England took an outright lead as the number one team in the latest ICC Test Championship table after claiming the three-match Test series against the West Indies 2-0.
 
BCCI wants overhaul in Ranji format
The BCCI's technical committee, headed by former India captain Sourav Ganguly, on Tuesday called for a major revamp of the Ranji Trophy by recommending the doing away with of the earlier Elite and Plate Divisions and making it a 27-team tournament.
 
IPL GC to meet on Tuesday
The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League, headed by Rajiv Shukla, will meet on Monday to take stock of the last edition of the tournament that concluded on May 27.
 
Sachin gets Wisden award
Senior Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was presented the Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award for completing a century of 100 international hundreds here.
 
Malinga to promote World T20 event
The International Cricket Council has chosen Sri Lanka's star pacer Lasith Malinga as the official event ambassador for the World Twenty20 Championships to be held in the island nation from September 18 to October 7.
 
BCCI Technical Committe meet on June 12
The Technical Committee of the Indian Cricket Board, headed by Sourav Ganguly, will meet on June 12 to discuss topics pertaining to domestic cricket, according to BCCI sources.
 
Pak to invite Indian players to PPL
Although the Pakistan Premier League (PPL) looks like a distant possibility, with no fixed dates and plans being kept behind closed doors, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf has confirmed that an invite will be sent out to the Indian players for the event`s maiden edition.
 
No Arjuna award for Indian cricketers
None of India's top international cricketers will get nomination for the prestigious Arjuna Award for their performance during the last season, apparently due to a major communication gap between the sports ministry and the BCCI.
 
Sachin sworn in as RS member
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Monday took oath as member of the Rajya Sabha making it clear that his focus would be cricket and hinting at concentrating on Parliament work after he stops playing the game.
 
Afridi stars as Pak level series
Shahid Afridi's superb all-round performance helped Pakistan post an easy 23-run victory over Sri Lanka in the second and final Twenty20 international and level the series 1-1.
 
Perera leads SL to T20 win over Pak
Sri Lanka produced an exceptional bowling and fielding display to beat Pakistan by 37 runs on Friday in the first of two Twenty20 internationals.
 
ICC to continue with D/L, DRS
The ICC Cricket Committee has decided to keep the controversial Duckworth Lewis method for calculating one-day targets when weather intervenes while making minor changes in other areas of the game.
 
 
MAY 2012
KP retires from ODIs, T20s
England star Kevin Pietersen retired from international limited overs cricket on Thursday, a decision which took the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) by surprise.
 
ICC to take a call on D/L method
An Indian engineer will learn on Thursday whether his challenge to the Duckworth/Lewis method – a controversial but common system used for determining the winner of rain-affected matches – has been successful.
 
SRK defends celebration on KKR win
Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan, also the state's brand ambassador, on Tuesday said there was "nothing wrong" in the grand felicitation organised by the state government for his IPL-V winning team.
 
'Bisla was a surprise package'
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said while his team's strategy to target Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir worked, little-known Manvinder Bisla's outstanding knock came as a surprise and snatched the game away from the defending champions.
 
KKR bt CSK to win IPL 5
Kolkata Knight Riders became the new champions of the Indian Premier League as they defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in a nerve-wracking final to win their maiden IPL final on Sunday.
 
CSK beat DD to reach IPL5 final
Murali Vijay smashed the ongoing Indian Premier League's fastest century to propel Chennai Super Kings to an imposing 222 for five in the second qualifier, against Delhi Daredevils, in Chennai on Friday.
 
CSK eliminate MI from IPL 5
Mumbai Indians lost plot after flying start as Chennai Super Kings won the eliminator by 38 runs to settle second qualifier date with Delhi Daredevils.
 
'KKR favourites to win IPL 5'
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday picked Kolkata Knight Riders as the "hot favourites" to win the ongoing Indian Premier League season five.
 
CSK take on MI in 2nd playoff
Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which made it to the play-offs from behind after home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) forfeited its chance, will take on an upbeat Mumbai Indians (MI) Wednesday in the second play-offs of the Indian Premier league (IPl-V) at the Chinnaswamy stadium here.
 
KKR beat DD to reach IPL final
Kolkata Knight Riders breezed into the final of the Indian Premier League after scoring a thumping 18-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the first Qualifier on Tuesday.
 
2 PWI players detained at rave party
Yet another controversy struck IPL on Sunday night when two of its players were believed to have been among the 100 detained in a rave party in a hotel in Juhu in Mumbai on Sunday.
 
10-wkt win for MI over RR
Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar struck fluent half-centuries in their record 163-run opening stand as Mumbai Indians cantered to a 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the last league game of the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
 
Gayle guides RCB to win over DD
Chris Gayle blasted a whirlwind unbeaten 128, studded with incredible 13 sixes, as Royal Challengers Bangalore thumped Delhi Daredevils by 21 runs to keep their play-offs hopes alive in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
 
IPL fixing: Maken demands ED probe
A day after seeking a proper probe into the spot-fixing allegation that has rocked the IPL, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday said that he has asked for an investigation by the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax department whether the players were paid through black money.
 
BCCI suspends 5 players for fixing
Five uncapped Indian cricketers have been provisionally suspended following allegations of corruption in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday.
 
DD bt KXIP, enter play-offs
Mahela Jayawardene smashed unbeaten half-century to help Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets in an Indian Premier League match at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium on Tuesday.
 
CSK beat KKR by five wickets
Dwayne Bravo smashed a massive six off the last ball to help Chennai Super Kings register a thrilling 5-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in a crucial Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens.
 
MI stun RCB by five wickets
Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard smashed half centuries to lead the Mumbai Indians to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
 
KXIP pip DC by four wkts
Late charge by David Hussey (65 not out) and Gurkeerat Singh (29 not out) helped Kings XI Punjab snatch 4-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in a crucial Indian Premier League match at PCA stadium, Mohali on Sunday.
 
RR crush PWI by 45 runs
Ajit Chandila claimed four wickets, including the first hat-trick of the season, in a sensational spin-bowling spell as Rajasthan Royals crushed Pune Warriors by 45 runs in a lop-sided Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Sunday.
 
'Win vs DD lifted our spirits'
They might be inside the top-four in the points table right now after two consecutive wins but Chennai Super Kings batsman Mike Hussey says getting to the IPL playoffs remains a tough task and his side would have to be consistent in the remaining matches to make the cut.
 
'Ben delivery was unplayable'
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag conceded that the delivery Ben Hilfenhaus bowled to clean him up was an "unplayable" one while winning captain MS Dhoni lauded his players for playing "authentic cricket."
 
'We are peaking at the right time'
Three successive wins have brought them back in IPL 5 play-offs contention and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli says they are peaking at the right time.
 
RCB crush PWI by 35 runs
Disciplined Royal Challengers bowlers helped Bangalore register a thumping 35 runs victory over Pune Warriors India in an Indian Premier League clash at the Subrata Roy Sahara stadium on Friday.
 
CSK beat RR by four wickets
Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets. Earlier, title holders Chennai Super Kings produced a disciplined bowling performance to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 126 for six in a crucial Indian Premier League match in Jaipur.
 
DD thrash DC by nine wickets
David Warner blasted his way to an unbeaten 54-ball 109 as he steered Delhi Daredevils to a crushing nine-wicket win over laggards Deccan Chargers in a one-sided Indian Premier League match on Thursday.
 
RCB thrash Mumbai by nine wkts
Royal Challengers easily chased down the target of 142 runs losing just one wicket and with 12 balls to spare. Their destructive opening batsman Chris Gayle remained unbeaten on 82 off 59 balls, hitting five fours and six sixes.
 
KXIP crush DC by 25 runs
Kings XI Punjab rode on a smashing half-century by Mandeep Singh and a superlative performance by their bowlers to notch up a comfortable 25-run victory over Deccan Chargers in a lop-sided Indian Premier League match on Tuesday.
 
RR thrash PWI by seven wickets
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson hit a blistering unbeaten 90 as Rajasthan Royals thrashed Pune Warriors by seven wickets in a thoroughly one-sided IPL contest to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knock-out stage alive.
 
'IPL changing the face of cricket'
Former South African fast bowler and captain Shaun Pollock feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) has done a world of good for the game of cricket and it is turning out to be an excellent laboratory for batsmen and bowlers to innovate more and more.
 
KKR bt DD by 6 wkts to take top spot
Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in a lopsided contest to emerge as the table leaders in the Indian Premier League at the Ferozshah Kotla on Monday.
 
RCB beat DC by ficve wickets
AB de Villiers blasted a whirlwind 17-ball 47 at the death after Tillakaratne Dilshan's strokeful fifty to help Royal Challengers Bangalore notch up a sensational five-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League match.
 
MI clinch thriller over CSK
Dwayne Smith emerged as an unlikely hero for Mumbai Indians as he smashed a six and two fours off the last three balls to secure a sensational two-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
 
RR thrash KXIP by 43 runs
Rajasthan Royals recorded their first victory after a string of four defeats with a convincing 43-run win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Saturday
 
'It was like playing an away game'
With a packed Eden Gardens cheering their favourite son Sourav Ganguly, Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday said that it was like playing an away match.
 
Kolkata beat Pune by seven runs
Kolkata Knight Riders shrugged off a spirited challenge by Sourav Ganguly-led Pune Warriors to coast to a seven-run win in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens Saturday.
 
'It's not Sourav vs KKR'
Skipper Gautam Gambhir refused to label Saturday’s sell out IPL match against Pune Warriors as a contest between Kolkata Knight Riders and city’s favourite sports icon Sourav Ganguly.
 
CSK beat DC by 10 runs
Losing two wickets, including that of Shikhar Dhawan and Kumar Sangakarra within a span of 10 balls, somehow derailed Deccan Chargers chase against Chennai Super Kings as the visitors lost to the defending champions by 10 runs in an IPL encounter at the Chepauk Stadium here on Friday.
 
'CSK can win three in a row'
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings have been struggling in the Indian Premier League V but their bowling coach Andy Bichel feels that his side can still win the tournament for the third time in a row.
 
Mumbai beat Pune by one run
Lasith Malinga and captain Harbhajan Singh produced crucial two-wicket bursts to help Mumbai Indians defeat Pune Warriors by one run in a low-scoring game in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
 
KXIP beat RCB by four wickets
Chasing 159, Punjab had some very anxious moments before crossing the line as they lost Azhar Mahmood (2), skipper David Hussey (45) and Abhishek Nayar (2) through freak run outs in a space of eight balls towards the end to almost give away the win to rivals on the platter.
 
DD thrash RR by six wickets
Virender Sehwag played his trademark punishing knock after little known left-arm spinner Pawan Negi's brilliant effort with the ball as Delhi Daredevils juggernaut kept on rolling with a thumping six-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in an IPL match, on Tuesday.
 
DC beat PWI by 13 runs
Skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Cameron White's brutal hitting at the death proved to be the decisive factor as Deccan Chargers defeated Pune Warriors by 13 runs in their Indian Premier League match on Tuesday.
 
Raina first to cross 2000 runs in IPL
Chennai Super Kings' Suresh Raina became the first-ever batsman to cross 2000 runs in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
 
KKR beat CSK by five wickets
Skipper Gautam Gambhir struck his fourth half-century of the season as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
 
 
APR 2012
MI beat DC by five wickets
Mumbai Indians survived a fiery pace bowling spell from Dale Steyn (2-10) as they beat bottom-placed Deccan Chargers by five wickets in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
 
DD snatch 1-run win from RR
Ajinkya Rahane's superb 84-run knock went in vain as Delhi Daredevils pulled off a dramatic one-run win against Rajasthan Royals to open up a three-point lead at the top of the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
 
KKR thrash RCB by 47 runs
Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a rollicking 93 as Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 47 runs in their Indian Premier League match here on Saturday.
 
KXIP beat CSK by seven runs
Kings XI Punjab pulled off a stunning seven-run win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Saturday.
 
IPL 5: DD thrash MI by 37 runs
Power-batting by Delhi top-order helped Daredevils consolidate their top position in the IPL standings as the hosts thrashed Mumbai Indians by 37 runs in their return-leg Indian Premier League match at Ferozeshah Kotla stadium on Friday.
 
CSK, RCB tie abandoned due to rain
The return leg match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings was called off without a single ball being bowled
 
Mumbai beat Punjab by four wkts
Ambati Rayudu (34) and Robin Peterson (16) creamed leg-spinner Piyush Chawla for 27 runs in the penultimate over to snatch a stunning four-wicket victory from the jaws of defeat against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match.
 
KKR-DC tie abandoned due to rain
The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers at the Eden Gardens was on Tuesday abandoned without a ball being bowled after heavy rains, accompanied by thunderstorm, rendered the ground unplayable.
 
'On top, because of my bowlers'
Even as Delhi Daredevils maintained their domination at the top, skipper Virender Sehwag credited his bowlers for the team's eight-wicket win over Pune Warriors.
 
Delhi thrash Pune by eight wkts
Captain Virender Sehwag produced an unbeaten knock of 87 as Delhi Daredevils scored a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Pune Warriors to remain on top of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.
 
RCB post easy win against RR
A B de Villiers blazed his way to the second fastest fifty in this edition of the Indian Premier League before K P Appanna did a star turn with the ball to help Royal Challengers Bangalore post a convincing 46-run win over Rajasthan Royals.
 
Kolkata pip Chargers by five wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders jumped to third place in the points table after recording a five-wicket win over Deccan Chargers in a rain-affected low-scoring Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
 
Marsh leads Punjab to six-wkt win
Shaun Marsh guided Kings XI Punjab to a six-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians with an unbeaten knock of 68 in an IPL match on Sunday.
 
Pune thrash Delhi by 20 runs
A superb knock by Jesse Ryder and all-round show from skipper Sourav Ganguly helped Pune Warriors register a comfortable 20-run win over Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match at the Feroze Shah stadium on Saturday.
 
CSK win last-ball thriller against RR
Faf du Plessis stroked his way to a 52-ball 73 but Chennai Super Kings had to wait till the very last ball before eking out a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling Indian Premier League match here on Saturday.
 
Gayle powers RCB to five-wicket win
Chris Gayle struck a brilliant 87 as Royal Challengers Bangalore comfortably beat Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here on Friday.
 
Chennai beat Pune by 13 runs
Chennai Super Kings rode on a half century each from Subramaniam Badrinath and Faf du Plessis and a disciplined show from their bowlers as they beat Pune Warriors by 13 runs in their Indian Premier League match here on Thursday.
 
'Maiden IPL century best T20 knock'
Delhi Daredevils' Kevin Pietersen, who smashed his maiden century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Deccan Chargers Thursday, rated the innings as his best in the Twenty20.
 
Kolkata beat Punjab by eight wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders took sweet revenge of their loss at home just a few days back as they beat Kings XI Punjab comfortably by eight wickets in their return clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Wednesday.
 
'Gayle set up the game for RCB'
Pune Warriors India opener Robin Uthappa felt that the hurricane innings of 81 by Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle set up the game for AB de Villiers and Saurabh Tiwary to finish it off in the last ball of the IPL match.
 
Hodge scripts royal win for Rajasthan
T20 specialist Brad Hodge played an excellent cameo to guide Rajasthan Royals to their fourth victory in the Indian Premier League, pipping Deccan Chargers by five wickets in a thrilling finish on Tuesday.
 
IPL launches 'Super Sixes'
The Super Sixes challenge will feature a select number of big hitting players, as they showcase their power hitting skills against a standard delivery.
 
Delhi beat Mumbai by 7 wkts in IPL 5
Delhi Daredevils convincingly beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets at the Wankhede here on Monday. The Delhi bowlers were the main wreckers, dismissing Mumbai for 92.
 
Rahane guides RR to 59-run win
Ajinkya Rahane stole the limelight, smashing the first century of Indian Premier League season five to power Rajasthan Royals to a comfortable 59-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Sunday.
 
Punjab pip KKR by 2 runs in a thriller
Medium pacer Harmeet Singh kept his composure as he bowled a tight final over helping Kings XI Punjab record a thrilling two-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders, in an IPL match, here on Sunday.
 
'No team is unbeatable in IPL 5'
Describing Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as tough and dangerous opponents, Kings' XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist Saturday, however, said no team in the Indian Premier League was unbeatable.
 
Pune beat Chennai by seven wickets
Jesse Ryder came good when it mattered most slamming an unbeaten 56-ball 73, as Pune Warriors stunned defending champions Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League here on Saturday.
 
Kolkata beat Rajasthan by five wickets
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hassan backed up a superb bowling effort with a timely cameo to help Kolkata Knight Riders post their second back-to-back win with a five-wicket triumph over Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match here Friday
 
Punjab bt Pune by 7 wkts in IPL 5
England's Dimitri Mascarenhas notched up a sensational five-wicket haul while Shaun Marsh hit a classy fifty as Kings XI Punjab brought their campaign back on track with a seven-wicket victory over Pune Warriors in the14th match of IPL 5.
 
Yuvraj a real fighter: Pathan
Indian pacer Irfan Pathan says Yuvraj Singh, who is recovering from cancer, is not just a fighter in the field but in real life too.
 
CSK beat RCB in last-ball finish
Albie Morkel turned the game on its head with some lusty hits as Chennai Super Kings snatched a sensational five-wicket victory in the very last ball against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a dramatic IPL match in Chennai on Thursday.
 
Mumbai bt Rajasthan by 27 runs
Kieron Pollard struck a blazing 64 before taking a four-wicket haul as Mumbai Indians notched up a 27-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a high-scoring Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match on Wednesday.
 
'Sachin should be fit for April 16 game'
Sachin Tendulkar is likely to miss Wednesday's Indian Premier League game against Rajasthan Royals but cannot be ruled out of the entire tournament, Mumbai Indians' team mentor and bowling coach Shaun Pollock said in Mumbai on Tuesday.
 
Broad likely to miss IPL due to injury
Stuart Broad's Indian Premier League debut will be further delayed after he was ruled out of all cricket for three weeks.
 
IPL 5: KKR beat RCB by 42 runs
Gautam Gambhir hit a strokeful half-century while Lakshamipathy Balaji returned with a four-wicket haul as Kolkata brought their campaign back on track with a 42-run victory over Bangalore in an IPL match on Tuesday.
 
Mumbai beat Deccan by five wickets
Mumbai Indians beat Deccan Chargers by five wickets in a last ball finish in their second Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Y.S.Rajsekhara Reddy Stadium here Monday.
 
IPL 5: Pune beat Punjab by 22 runs
Pune Warriors recovered from a shaky start to score their second consecutive victory in the Indian Premier League as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs here on Sunday.
 
'No Pak in IPL until resolution'
BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla made it clear that there is no possibility of Pakistani players becoming a part of the lucrative Indian Premier League until and unless there is a resumption of bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan.
 
Rahane's 98 helps RR beat Punjab
Ajinkya Rahane scored a blistering 98 to guide Rajasthan Royals to a comprehensive 31-run win over Kings XI Punjab in their opening Indian Premier League season five match in Jaipur on Friday.
 
Good to start with a win: Ganguly
Pune Warriors skipper Sourav Ganguly is happy to have started fifth edition of Indian Premier League with a victory but feels that it's still a long way to go in the tournament.
 
IPL 5: Pune stun Mumbai by 29 runs
Pacer Ashok Dinda scalped four wickets as Pune Warriors pulled off an upset 29-run win over Mumbai Indians in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.
 
Dravid keen to do well in IPL 5
Retired India batsman Rahul Dravid would take the field Friday for the first time since hanging his boots from international cricket but the Rajasthan Royals skipper said there won't be any different feeling and he was more "keen and focused" to do well in IPL 5.
 
MI launch 'Mickey Cricket' merchandise
IPL team Mumbai Indians and Disney Consumer Products have launched 'Mickey Cricket' special collection, a limited edition merchandise range for the kids.
 
IPL 5: Delhi bt Kolkata by 8 wkts
Delhi Daredevils crushed Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets, displaying a superb all-round show to open their Indian Premier League campaign in style in a rain-truncated game at the Eden Gardens here Thursday.
 
Amir warns players about match fixing
"Prison is a bad place for everyone. Don't make the mistakes which I did" -- this was disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's warning to cricketers world over in an educational video for the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, which has also been shown to IPL teams.
 
Delhi coach worried over spin attack
Just before their first IPL 5 match against Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils’ coach Eric Simons expressed his concern over his team’s inexperienced spin attack.
 
MI bt CSK by 8 wkts in IPL opener
SA T20 specialist Richard Levi made an instant impression with his six-hitting prowess as Mumbai Indians thrashed defending champions Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets, in the opening match of the fifth edition of Indian Premier League.
 
'KKR will not take Delhi lightly'
Delhi might be missing the services of some of their key players but KKR coach Trevor Bayliss on Wednesday made it clear they are not going to take the visitors lightly in their opening match of the fifth Indian Premier League on Thursday.
 
Ponting wants separate window for IPL
Ricky Ponting has suggested that cricket boards across the world take a leaf out of New Zealand's book and avoid scheduling international fixtures around the time the Indian Premier League (IPL) is on.
 
Sachin quits as MI captain
Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday stepped down as Mumbai Indians skipper on the eve of the Indian Premier League (IPL), saying he needed a "break from the responsibility of captaincy".
 
IPL 5 set for a gala opening!
A galaxy of stars, including Amitabh Bachchan and American pop star Katy Perry, will set the ball rolling for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a glittering opening ceremony that promises to enthral the audience here on Tuesday.
 
'Impossible to emulate Gayle'
Chris Gayle is considered as one of the hardest hitting openers of the game and India's vice-captain Virat Kohli feels that it's difficult to emulate the West Indian because matching his exploits is almost impossible.
 
Graeme Smith to miss IPL 5
South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith will miss the Indian Premier League to have surgery to fix a chronic ankle injury and ensure he is fully fit for the Proteas' tour of England.
 
 
MAR 2012
RP Singh eyes comeback through IPL
Indian Premier League's leading wicket taker, Rudra Pratap Singh, may have been out of favour in India's scheme of things but the left-arm pacer is hoping that season five of the T20 tournament will bring him back in the national reckoning.
 
Emirates to sponsor Deccan
Deccan Chargers announced that Emirates, the international airline, which serves India with 185 weekly flights, will be Team Sponsor for their season, starting 7th April.
 
Ryder takes psychologist to IPL
Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder will return from a self-imposed exile to play in the India Premier League (IPL) next month, taking his psychologist with him for support.
 
Ross Taylor hopes to play in IPL 5
New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor remains hopeful of taking some part in next month's Indian Premier League despite breaking his arm in the third Test against South Africa.
 
Clarke to make IPL debut for Pune
Australian Test and one-day captain Michael Clarke will play in the Indian Premier League for the first time after agreeing to join Pune Warriors.
 
Mumbai Indians launch new website
With the IPL just days away, the Mumbai Indians on Monday unveiled its new website which will have pre and post-match reports, players and support staff interviews, blogs, photos, videos and downloads.
 
Clarke admits he is in talks with Pune
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has admitted that he is in talks with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Pune Warriors, but is yet to decide on it.
 
Majola questioned on IPL 2 bonuses
There seems no end to suspended Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola, who was questioned by an elite police unit probing possible criminal charges related to the IPL bonuses that were paid to CSA staff after the 2009 edition.
 
Commentators from all over in IPL 5
Cricket commentators across the world will lend their voice to the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, which is scheduled to commence from April 4 in Chennai.
 
Its Test cricket over IPL for Warner
The lure of the Indian Premier League's (IPL) millions might be difficult to ignore, but Australian batsman David Warner says it would never be good enough to distract him from national duty and he would always pick Test cricket over the cash-rich league when given a choice.
 
'Sachin, Dravid brilliant cricketers'
Australian pacer Brett Lee has paid rich tributes to retired Rahul Dravid and iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar, describing them as "brilliant cricketers and extremely great guys off the field."
 
Pak bt B'desh to win Asia Cup
Pace bowler Aizaz Cheema grabbed three wickets at key moments to help Pakistan beat Bangladesh by two runs in a thrilling final to win the Asia Cup for the second time on Thursday.
 
Ganguly captain-cum-mentor of Pune
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was on Thursday officially named captain-cum-mentor of the Pune Warriors side for the upcoming fifth edition of Indian Premier League which will start on April 4.
 
Kareena to perform at IPL 5 opening
Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor is set to enthrall audiences during the opening ceremony of the fifth Indian Premier League at YMCA College of Physical Education Nandanam in Chennai on April 3.
 
IPL 5: Police discuss security
Top officials of the Kolkata Police held a meeting on Tuesday with various stakeholders of the Indian Premier League (IPL) regarding security during the matches to be played at Eden Garden.
 
BCCI to felicitate Dravid March 27
The BCCI will felicitate veteran batsman Rahul Dravid, who recently retired from international cricket, here on March 27.
 
Don't put pressure on Kohli: Sachin
Virat Kohli is being hailed as one of cricket’s finest upcoming batsmen and senior India player Sachin Tendulkar agrees, but he does not want the youngster to be put under too much pressure.
 
B'desh bt SL to enter Asia Cup final
Tamim Iqbal celebrated his 23rd birthday with a half-century and Shakib Al Hasan also made fifty as Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by five wickets on Tuesday to get to the Asia Cup final for the first time.
 
IPL teams' rivalry spills over FB
The rivalry between IPL teams is spilling over to the social media platform ahead of the season five of the T20 league as they intensify campaigns to drum up support of fans through sites like Facebook and Twitter.
 
Perry to perform in IPL 5 opening
American pop star Katy Perry will be performing live for the first time in India during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Opening Nite to be held at the YMCA Grounds, Chennai, April 3.
 
'Kohli ideal for the number 3 spot'
Talking on the sidelines of the launch of a documentary on his cricketing career, 'The Warrior Prince', Ganguly said Kohli is the next big thing to have happened to Indian cricket.
 
India is illegal betting hub: Mani
A former International Cricket Council chief on Tuesday accused India of fostering corruption in the sport, saying illegal betting in the country was the root cause of the problem.
 
Excited to play in IPL 5: Mahmood
Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has said he had been fortunate enough to enjoy a lot of success in twenty over cricket and he hopes that the trend continues in India.
 
Big B to launch IPL season 5
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be a part of the IPL Season 5 opening ceremony on April 3 in Chennai, a day before the Twenty20 event kickstarts.
 
Yuvi discharged from hospital
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was on Sunday discharged from hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy to recover from a rare germ cell cancer in Boston, USA.
 
'No plans to resume ties with India'
The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Zaka Ashraf on Saturday ruled out holding talks with its Indian counterparts over resumption of bilateral ties between the two countries.
 
India bt Pak by six wkts in Asia Cup
Virat Kohli produced a blistering 183 off 148 balls as India notched up their highest run chase ever to register an incredible six-wicket victory over arch rivals Pakistan.
 
Some IPL matches rescheduled
The Indian Premier League (IPL) organisers have tweaked the schedule of the fifth edition of the T20 tournament because of the upcoming Municipal Elections in the Capital in mid-April.
 
Sachin hits 100th international ton
India's Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer to score 100 international centuries during an Asia Cup one-day match against Bangladesh on Friday.
 
'ICC should closely monitor IPL 5'
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas feels the ICC should keep a close watch on the fifth Indian Premier League in the wake of the recent reports about spot-fixing in international cricket.
 
Asia Cup: Pak bt SL by six wkts
Half-centuries by captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal and a lively spell of bowling from paceman Aizaz Cheema helped Pakistan to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup on Thursday.
 
Volkswagen's IPL edition of Polo
Cashing in on the success of the cash-rich Indian Premier League, German automaker Volkswagen is gearing up to launch its IPL edition for its premium hatchback Polo and premium sedan Vento.
 
Clarke to play for Pune in IPL 5?
Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly has said his side is close to signing Australian skipper Michael Clarke for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
 
Asia Cup: Ind beat SL by 50 runs
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir made centuries to set up a 50-run win for India over Sri Lanka in their first match at the Asia Cup.
 
Yuvi at the end of his treatment
Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing chemotherapy in Boston for a rare germ cell cancer, is in the last leg of his treatment and is eagerly waiting for it to end in the next four days.
 
Ganguly rubbishes fixing claims
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly found little substance in the report published in a British newspaper that the World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan may have been fixed.
 
'India can bounce back in Asia Cup'
The disastrous tour of Australia notwithstanding, Indian team was capable of bouncing back in the ongoing Asia Cup, feels Selection Committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth.
 
BCCI to discuss domestic cricket future
BCCI will hold a conclave for the captains and coaches of the Ranji Trophy teams on March 22 at a city hotel here to chalk out the future course for domestic cricket.
 
Dravid, poster boy for Rajasthan
The curtains may have come down on 'the Wall' but Rahul Dravid could become even more visible on the small screen in the upcoming IPL season as his team Rajasthan Royals looks to cash in on the emotional quotient post his retirement.
 
'India favourites in Asia Cup'
Despite their dismal show in the recently-concluded tour of Australia, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels that India would still start as favourites in the Asia Cup.
 
Pune sign Luke Wright for IPL 5
IPL franchise Pune Warriors has signed Sussex allrounder Luke Wright for the upcoming fifth edition of the domestic T20 league.
 
Shah to replace Warne in IPL 5
Rajasthan Royals have picked England batsman Owais Shah as as a replacement for Shane Warne, who has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
 
Dravid quits international cricket
Batting great and former skipper Rahul Dravid announced his retirement from international cricket on Friday, saying it was the right time to make way for the next generation of players.
 
Chargers add five Indian players
Deccan Chargers have added five cricketers - Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Atchuta Rao, Syed Ahmed Quadri, Veer Pratap Singh, and Sneha Kishore - to their list of players for IPL 5.
 
Sachin needs to introspect: Chappell
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell says Sachin Tendulkar should now introspect whether he is playing cricket for the right reasons.
 
KKR rope in Rudi Webster for IPL 5
Sports psychologist Dr Rudi Webster, who worked with World Cup winning West Indies captain Clive Lloyd in the 1970s, would help KKR in the upcoming IPL season 5 beginning on April 4.
 
IPL 5: Punjab sign Awana, Gurkreet
Kings XI Punjab on Friday, signed two new players -- middle-order batsman Gurkeerat Singh Mann and medium pacer Parvinder Awana -- for the upcoming fifth edition of the Indian Premier League.
 
Ganguly backs Sachin's inclusion in Asia Cup
Former captain Sourav Ganguly has backed the Indian selectors' decision to include an out-of form Sachin Tendulkar in the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup.
 
BCCI marketing committee meet on March 7
The BCCI's marketing committee headed by Dr Farooq Abdullah will meet on March 7 to decide on floating tenders for finding a new broadcast partner for international and domestic cricket ties hosted by it.
 
MI offer 'best view seats' for fans
Mumbai Indians on Thursday announced a special offer for their fans, which will give them a chance to reserve the 'best view seats' for all their home matches in the fifth edition of IPL.
 
'Kohli's new role may hurt seniors'
Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels the appointment of Virat Kohli as India's vice-captain for the Asia Cup will "hurt" senior players such as Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.
 
KKR sign four domestic players
Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday signed up four domestic players, including two from Bengal, for the upcoming IPL season five, starting on April 4.
 
Yuvi finishes second cycle of treatment
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has completed the second cycle of chemotherapy, continuing his recovery from a rare germ cell cancer in Boston (United States).
 
 
FEB 2012
'Kohli excited about his new role'
Elevated to the position of vice-captain of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming Asia Cup in Dhaka, Virat Kohli is excited about his new role, informed his coach Raj Kumar Sharma.
 
Sehwag, Zaheer rested for Asia Cup
India selectors have rested opening batsman Virender Sehwag and pace duo Zaheer Khan and Umesh Yadav for next month's Asia Cup ODIs in Bangladesh.
 
'Dhoni should perform to retain captaincy'
With India suffering two back-to-back Test series defeats abroad, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly today said Mahendra Singh Dhoni should perform better if he has to retain his Test captaincy.
 
Kumble visits ailing Yuvraj in US
Recovering from a malignant tumour between his lungs in the United States, star India cricketer Yuvraj Singh was paid a "surprise" visit by former skipper Anil Kumble.
 
Pune buy Dinda, Hopes from Delhi
Paceman Ashok Dinda and Australian all-rounder James Hopes will play for Pune Warriors in the fifth edition of the coming Indian Premier League as the players have been transferred from Delhi Daredevils.
 
MI sign Richard Levi for IPL 5
Mumbai Indians on Monday signed up Twenty20 sensation Richard Levi as a replacement of former Australian batsman Andrew Symonds for the fifth edition of Indian Premier League in April.
 
Sachin gets SCG life membership
Cricket Australia, the Government of New South Wales and the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust felicitated India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar with an honorary life membership of the SCG.
 
'All teams go through transition'
"All powerful teams go through a period of transition," said BCCI President N. Srinivasan on the future of Indian cricket team, but gave no indication as to when the phaseout of seniors will happen.
 
IPL 5: Pune sign Marlon Samuels
Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Pune Warriors have signed on West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels in a two-year deal.
 
'Want to see Pak players in IPL 5'
A British passport helped Azhar Mahmood get into the IPL this year and now the former Pakistani all-rounder is keen to see that the players from his native land are not denied the chance to play in the T20 league for long.
 
Pune unlikely to get 5th foreigner
The Sahara Pune Warriors in all likelihood will have to settle with existing rule of having four overseas cricketers in their playing XI instead of their demand of an additional foreign player for IPL 5.
 
Sachin is irreplaceable:Vengsarkar
Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Thursday slammed suggestions in the media and views of another former captain Kapil Dev that Sachin Tendulkar should quit one-day cricket.
 
PlayUp to boost fan engagement in IPL 5
PlayUp, a social network application for sports fans, on Thursday announced the launch of Cricket Empires, which will have expert inputs from Australian legend Steve Waugh and Indian cricket star Rohit Sharma.
 
Get teams' consent on 5th foreigner:GC
The IPL GC ratified all the issues agreed upon with the Sahara Group, one of which related to the Pune franchise's request for fielding a fifth foreign player in IPL 5.
 
Asia Cup squad to be picked March 1
With the Indian team struggling in the triangular one-day series in Australia, the national selectors will have their task cut out when they meet on March 1 here to pick the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup.
 
Confident of ODI comeback: Yusuf Pathan
Discarded India cricketer Yusuf Pathan on Monday expressed optimism that he would be able to make a comeback into the national squad like his brother Irfan, who is presently playing in the triangular ODI series in Australia.
 
Sachin should retire from ODIs: Kapil Dev
India’s former cricket captain Kapil Dev feels Sachin Tendulkar should retire from one—dayers, saying the champion batsman’s time is finally up after over two decades at the international level.
 
Five uncapped players in Mumbai Indians squad for IPL 5
Mumbai Indians added five cricketers - Apoorva Wankhede, Sujit Nayak, Rahul Shukla, Kuldeep Yadav and Sushant Marathe - to their list of players for the fifth season of Indian Premier League, commencing on April 4.
 
Ignored at IPL auctions, Richard Levi grabs eyeballs
SA opener Richard Levi, who scored the fastest century in the history of T20 Internationals during his knock 117 off 51 balls against New Zealand, has made the IPL franchise owners sit up and take notice after being ignored at the auction in Bangalore earlier this month.
 
Tendulkar to undergo MRI scan
Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar is likely to go for a precautionary MRI scan on Monday after he was hit on his head by a sharply lifting delivery from Brett Lee while batting in the tri-series match against Australia in Brisbane.
 
Kevin Pietersen in Delhi Daredevils for IPL 5
English batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has been transferred to Delhi Daredevils for the fifth edition of the IPL, on Thursday said he was delighted to make a comeback to the cash-rich tournament and hoped that his new franchisee would regain its lost consistency in the upcoming season.
 
Ishant ready for ODIs:Simmons
Outgoing bowling coach Eric Simmons believes fast bowler Ishant Sharma is “ready for one-day cricket” and should have been a part of the Indian squad in the ongoing Commonwealth Bank tri—series in Australia.
 
Roy against IPL retention policy
Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy, who on Thursday reached a compromise with the Indian Cricket Board to pave the way for Pune Warriors' participation in the IPL, demanded an open auction without any player retention to make the cash-rich Twenty20 league more entertaining.
 
Sahara back as BCCI sponsor
Business conglomerate Sahara Group on Thursday returned as the main sponsor of the world's richest cricket body, reversing its earlier decision to end all commercial ties with the Indian cricket board (BCCI).
 
Yuvraj on road to recovery
India's World Cup star Yuvraj Singh has revealed on his Twitter account that the cancerous tumour in his lungs is receding.
 
IPL much bigger than BPL: Tanvir
Pakistan allrounder Sohail Tanvir said that the Bangladesh Premier League is not in the same class as the Indian Premier League.
 
Positive outcome on Sahara by this week: IPL chief
Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday that talks are going on between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Sahara India in a cordial manner and hoped a positive outcome by this week.
 
'IPL GC to deal with possible Pune exit'
The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will take a call on how to go about with the tournament in case the Sahara Pune Warriors decide to opt out of it, BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said on Tuesday.
 
BCCI rules out further negotiations with Sahara
A day after Shashank Manohar, who played a key role in bringing Sahara into the IPL fold in 2010 was asked to mediate the BCCI-Sahara talks, a senior BCCI official has categorically denied any further discussions with the corporate group.
 
Trevor Bayliss named new KKR coach
Former Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as the new coach of Kolkata Knight Riders for Indian Premier League’s fifth season. At a media briefing to announce the new coach, KKR also unveiled the team’s new colours and new logo.
 
Dawes takes over as India's bowling coach
Former Australian first-class pacer Joe Dawes will take over as the Indian cricket team's bowling coach after Eric Simons' tenure comes to an end at the completion of the ongoing tour of Australia.
 
ESS gets BPL's Asia rights
ESPN Star Sports was on Thursday named the official broadcaster of the upcoming Twenty20 league Bangladesh Premier League for a period of three years. ESPN Star Sports will telecast the tournament across Asia, along with Channel 9, which will broadcast it domestically in Bangladesh, starting in 2012 running through to 2014, Indiantelevision.com reported.
 
Fixing claim hits Bangladesh's IPL-style event
Bangladesh's inaugural Twenty20 league opened on a sour note on Thursday when a leading player revealed he had received a spot-fixing proposition.
 
'IPL to be no match for PLS'
The Premier League Soccer (PLS) might have taken a leaf out of the IPL but the hugely successful money-spinning T20 cricket event would be no match for the upcoming football tournament, boasting a galaxy of World Cuppers, organisers claimed on Monday.
 
Daredevils delighted with new signings
Delhi Daredevils are happy with their new acquisitions - Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene and young all-rounders Andre Russell (West Indies) and Doug Bracewell (New Zealand) - at the Indian Premier League players' auction on Saturday.
 
Sahara surrenders Pune franchise
Sahara Group chief Subroto Roy on Saturday defended the decision to snap ties with the BCCI but wants to ensure that the players of his IPL team do not suffer and get to play in the fifth edition of the Twenty20 league. Roy said he is willing to negotitiate with the BCCI to find a way out for his players' participation.
 
Jadeja highest pick at IPL auction
Dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum was the first to be auctioned as he was bought for $900,000 by Kolkata Knight Riders followed by the Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was clinched by Chennai Super Kings for whopping $2 million in the tie-breaker of IPL 5 auction in Bangalore on Saturday.
 
IPL is not a distraction: Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss disagreed the lucrative Indian league was a distraction for his team which faces a 3-0 defeat against Pakistan in the third and final Test starting from Friday.
 
Stars line up for IPL auction
England spinner Graeme Swann and Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene head a star cast of cricketers who will be auctioned on Saturday to join the Indian Premier League.
 
 
JAN 2012
Retirement reports baseless: Sehwag
Miffed with reports that its senior players were contemplating retirement after failing in the Test series loss to Australia, the Indian team management on Saturday rejected the speculation as "baseless" and refused to answer queries on the matter.
 
No decision in haste: Dhoni
The flopshow of India's senior batsmen in the Test series loss to Australia notwithstanding, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday refused to say anything on their future, insisting that decisions would not be taken in haste.
 
Akram slams British press for questioning Ajmal's action
Pace-bowling legend Wasim Akram is exasperated with the way British press has been harping about the bowling action of Pakistan's off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and termed as "stale" the pressure tactics of the home media.
 
Graham Ford confirmed as new Sri Lanka cricket coach
South African Graham Ford has been named Sri Lanka's new coach in a series of changes aimed at improving the standard of the national cricket team, the government information department said on Tuesday.
 
India need great pacers: Jones
Dean Jones believes India need to take some tough decisions if they are to resurrect their floundering Test status
 
Kapil critical of India's performance
Former India skipper Kapil Dev has lambasted India’s performance against Australia Down Under.
 
Ajmal's action is fine: Misbah
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has asked critics to stop doubting the bowling action of Saeed Ajmal, insisting that the star off-spinner is a "very good bowler and has certain variations in his bowling."
 
Strauss refuses to press panic button
England captain Andrew Strauss has refused to press the panic button in the wake of the emphatic 10-wicket defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the first Test match in Dubai.
 
 
DEC 2011
Warner happy with Arthur's advice
David Warner feels coach Micky Arthur’s advice has helped him become a better batsman
 
Hussey ignoring negative talk
Michael Hussey believes he is in good form despite not coming up with big scores in his past few innings
 
Ganguly irked by Ishant’s inclusion
Sourav Ganguly believes that Ishant Sharma should not play if he is not 100% fit
 
Good chance for India: Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist believes that India have a great opportunity to register their first ever Test series victory Down Under
 
 
NOV 2011
Ganguly backs Bhajji and Yuvraj
Sourav Ganguly believes that Harbhajan Singh will make a comeback sooner than later
 
Bravo needs to show maturity: Lara
Brain Lara believes Darren Bravo will have to play with more maturity from now onwards
 
Mumbai was ideal for 100th ton: Dada
Sourav Ganguly expressed his disappointment at Sachin Tendulkar missing out on his 100th international ton
 
Bhajji welcomes healthy competition
Harbhajan Singh believes that he still has another 5-6 years of cricket left in him.
 
Cummins injured heel during 2nd Test
Pat Cummins has revealed he injured his heel during his Man-of-the-Match performance in the second Test
 
Watson & Johnson doubtful for NZ Test
Australian duo of Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson are doubtful starters for the 1st Test against New Zealand
 
Misbah eager to resume Indo-Pak ties
Misbah-ul Haq hopes that his country and India could soon resume cricketing ties
 
Afridi wants to be a role model
Shahid Afridi believes that he has put all off-field problems behind him
 
Dilshan considering Sri Lanka future
Tillakaratne Dilshan is yet to decide if he wants to be named Sri Lanka's permanent captain
 
Always dreamt of winning in Aus: VVS
VVS Laxman reveals that it's his dream to win a Test series in Australia
 
Raina, Gambhir win CEAT awards
The CEAT awards gave an opportunity for cricket’s finest performers in the last year to be honoured
 
Steyn proud of SA fightback
South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has commended his side’s fightback in the second Test against South Africa
 
Rohit is happy to be back in Ind squad
Rohit Sharma expressed his delight after being recalled to the Indian squad for the final Test against the West Indies
 
Sehwag is the best in the world: Pollock
Graeme Pollock believes that swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag should be left on his own
 
Australia ready for 2nd Test: Clarke
Michael Clarke reveals that the scars of the painful loss against South Africa in the first Test have healed
 
Vettori doesn't miss captaincy
Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori feels he does not miss captaining the Kiwis
 
Fletcher’s advice helped me: Dravid
Rahul Dravid believes team India coach Duncan Fletcher's tips have helped him in his batting
 
Peter Roebuck commits suicide
South African Police on Sunday confirmed that iconic cricket writer Peter Roebuck had committed suicide on Saturday night in his hotel. Captain Frederik van Wyk, spokesman for the South African Police in the Western Cape province, subsequently confirmed that a British citizen had been found in his room having committed suicide.
 
Best Indian team ever: Kapil
Kapil Dev believes that the MS Dhoni-led side is the best team in the history of Indian cricket
 
Pakistan keen on playing in India
Pakistan are willing to tour India next year to break an impasse over the restoration of bilateral cricket ties
 
Zaheer happy with young Ind pacers
Zaheer Khan believes the emergence of youngsters like Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron bodes well for Indian cricket
 
Dernbach aims to take postitives
England pacer Jade Dernbach believes the experience of playing in India has made him a better cricketer
 
Warne returns to play in Big Bash
Australian spin legend Shane Warne to play for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League Twenty20 tournament
 
Sammy praises Windies bowlers
Darren Sammy praised his bowlers for bundling out a strong Indian batting line-up for a meagre totaL
 
Bishoo vital in India: Gibson
Ottis Gibson believes leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo will cause problems to Indian batsmen
 
Lee reveals IPL auction worries
Brett Lee was worried if any franchise would be interested in signing him during the inaugural IPL auction
 
Lloyd hopeful of Windies revival
Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd believes the future of cricket in the region is looking rosy
 
Barath back in Windies squad
Adrian Barath is included in the West Indies’ squad for the upcoming three-Test series in India
 
Security Letters
 
I backed my ability: Bravo
Young West Indies batsman Darren Bravo believes that attack is the best form of defence
 
 
OCT 2011
A good year for England: Bresnan
Tim Bresnan believes that it has been a terrific year for England despite the series whitewash against India
 
Ind pacers need rest: Sehwag
Virender Sehwag believes the only way to avoid injuries to pacers is by giving them regular breaks
 
Aaron happy to be in Ind Test squad
Rookie pacer Varun Aaron is feeling great after being selected in the Indian Test squad
 
Dilshan and Misbah support DRS
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Misbah-ul Haq call for the use of DRS in all international cricket
 
'Ind have improved their fielding'
Former England captain Paul Collingwood is impressed with the current Indian side under MSD
 
Noting to do with Katich axing: Clarke
Australia captain Michael Clarke denied that he had any role to play in axing Simon Katich
 
Eden wicket strange looking: Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has called the Eden Gardens wicket as 'strange looking'
 
Eye on the future: Srikkanth
Krishnamachari Srikkanth believes that the Ind squad for the 1st Test vs WI has been chosen with an eye on the future
 
Uthappa eager to open the batting
Robin Uthappa is keen to open the batting in the T20I against England in Kolkata
 
Warne contemplating T20 return
Shane Warne is set to decide on Monday whether he'll play in the Big Bash Twenty20 tournament
 
Vaughan concerned by Eng’s away form
Former skipper Michael Vaughan is concerned by England's form away from home
 
WICB is playing mind games: Gayle
Chris Gayle has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of playing mind games
 
Series whitewash a bad setback: Flower
England coach Andy Flower believes the 5-0 series whitewash was a huge setback for his side
 
Rixon can be Aus coach: Lee
Brett Lee feels current fielding coach Steve Rixon can become Australia coach
 
Bevan lauds Dhoni's ability to finish
Michael Bevan feels India skipper MS Dhoni is amongst the best finishers in ODIs
 
'Watson must reduce workload'
Mark Taylor feels star all-rounder Shane Watson should remain a Test opener
 
Young fielders an asset: Rhodes
Jonty Rhodes believes that the quality of fielding in India has improved a lot over the years
 
Aiming for a whitewash: Dhoni
India captain MS Dhoni wants his team to perform to the maximum in the fifth and final ODI in Kolkata
 
Cook frustrated after another defeat
Alastair Cook bemoans his side's failure to execute plans in the ongoing ODI series against India
 
'Yusuf deserves to be in India setup'
Wasim Akram believes Yusuf Pathan has enough talent to be a part of the current India setup
 
Vengsarkar doesn't rate Eng bowlers
Dilip Vengsarkar feels the English bowlers don't look threatening in Indian conditions
 
Eng should watch their mouth: Yuvraj
Yuvraj takes a dig at England; tells them to be careful about what they say
 
Flower defends on-field behaviour
England coach Andy Flower is proud of how his conduct themselves in international cricket
 
Bresnan fined for showing dissent
England pacer Tim Bresnan was found to have shown dissent at an umpire's decision in the 3rd ODI
 
Mithun replaces Yadav in Ind squad
Injured pacer Umesh Yadav has been replaced by Abhimanyu Mithun for the remaining two ODIs against England
 
Revenge not our mind: Dhoni
MS Dhoni says India are not looking to exact revenge in the ongoing ODI series against England
 
Poor fielding cost us series: Cook
England skipper Alastair Cook believes his side's poor fielding was the main reason for the series loss
 
Lehmann should be Aus coach: Warne
Shane Warne believes Darren Lehmann is the best choice to replace Tim Nielsen as Australia's coach
 
Youngsters have done well: Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly is not surprised by India’s domineering form against England in the ongoing ODI series
 
Indians don't get rest: Rhodes
Former South Africa batsman Jonty Rhodes believes that Indian cricketers don’t get enough time to recover
 
'Need to have int'l matches in Pak'
Former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis hopes that international cricket in his native land resumes soon
 
Eng can make a comeback: Finn
Pacer Steven Finn feels that England have it in them to turn things around quickly
 
Dhoni is an amazing captain: Rhodes
Jonty Rhodes believes that MS Dhoni's captaincy has played a huge role in India's success
 
'Two new balls helping pacers'
Vinay Kumar believes that the ICC's new rule of using two new balls in ODIs is helping pacers
 
Test cricket doesn't make money: Murali
Former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan believes that Test cricket is not financially viable
 
Good to target the Indians: Patel
England spinner Samit Patel wants to “get the Indians out of their comfort zone” by resorting to sledging
 
Kohli can match Tendulkar: Rhodes
Jonty Rhodes believes that Virat Kohli has enough talent to match the feats of Sachin Tendulkar to some extent
 
I am recovering well: Yuvraj
Ace Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh reveals that he is recovering well from his finger injury
 
Gary asked me bat up the order: Dhoni
MS Dhoni reveals that it was then coach Gary Kirsten's idea to promote him in the WC final against Sri Lanka
 
Campbell resigns as Zim selector
Alistair Campbell has stepped down from his position as chairman of selectors of the Zimbabwe cricket board
 
Dhoni impressed with Ind youngsters
Team India skipper MS Dhoni is impressed with the performances of the youngsters against England
 
We have self-belief: Cook
Despite losing the first two ODIs against India, Alastair Cook believes that his side can make a comeback
 
PCB needed a change: Akram
Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram believes that cricket in his homeland required a change of guard
 
Cricketers exempt from WADA rules
Indian cricketers to be exempt from some WADA rules in the revised National Sports Development Bill
 
Rampaul ecstatic after series win
Ravi Rampaul expressed his joy after the West Indies defeated Bangladesh in the 2nd ODI
 
Misbah wary of formidable SL
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has warned against reading too much into Sri Lanka's 11-Test win-less streak
 
Will exploit our spin options: Kohli
Virat Kohli hopes to make the most of India's spin options in the second ODI vs England
 
Sports Award for Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi has been officially recognised as one of the world's leading sports innovators at a prestigious International Sports Management Awards evening in London
 
Watson expects the Proteas to fightback
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is expecting South Africa to fightback in the 2nd T20I in Johannesburg
 
India outplayed us: Cook
England captain Alastair Cook admitted that England were outplayed in all departments by India in the 1st ODI
 
It’s not about revenge: Dhoni
Indian skipper MS Dhoni is not looking for revenge against England, but is simply looking to win games
 
Simmons delighted after maiden ton
West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons is delighted after he scored his first ODI century
 
Southee to miss Zimbabwe Test
New Zealand pacer Tim Southee will miss the one-off Test against Zimbabwe after failing to recover from a knee injury
 
Ind good enough to beat Eng: Dravid
Rahul Dravid believes that India can beat England in the ODI series despite all the major absentees
 
Dhoni wants his bowlers to perform
India skipper MS Dhoni expects his new crop of bowlers to perform against England in the ODI series
 
Marsh replaces Lee in Aus ODI squad
Mitchell Marsh has been roped in as a replacement for Brett Lee in Australia's ODI squad
 
Harbhajan will be back: Sehwag
Virender Sehwag has backed teammate Harbhajan Singh to find form and cement his place in the Indian side soon
 
It’s going to be an exciting series: Trott
England batsman Jonathan Trott expects a keenly contested series against India
 
Need to make fielding fun: Rhodes
Jonty Rhodes feels that fielding needs to be made fun for youngsters to learn willingly
 
Morkel issues switch-hit challenge
Morne Morkel has challenged the in-form David Warner to switch-hit him during the SA vs Aus T20I
 
Sammy looking to regroup & fightback
Darren Sammy hopes for his side to fightback after suffering a defeat in the T20I against Bangladesh
 
Surprised at being dropped: Harbhajan
Harbhajan Singh said he was more surprised than hurt about being dropped for the first two ODIs against England
 
Ashraf replaces Butt as PCB chairman
Zaka Ashraf replaced the outgoing Ijaz Butt as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board
 
Playing India will be different: Bairstow
England batsman Jonny Bairstow is not getting carried away after winning two practice matches
 
DRS no longer mandatory: ICC
The controversial DRS is no longer mandatory according to the International Cricket Council
 
Samuels eyes big scores vs B'desh
West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels is hoping to make a telling impact with the bat during their tour to Bangladesh
 
We’ll be No.1 again: Raina
Suresh Raina believes India have the talent and passion to become the No.1 Test team in the world once again
 
Ponting open to bat down the order
Ricky Ponting is willing to drop down the Test batting order to accommodate Shaun Marsh at No 3.
 
CLT20 experience will help: Kieswetter
Craig Kieswetter believes that his experience of playing in CLT20 2011 will help him during the India series
 
Swann criticises KP’s captaincy stint
England off-spinner Graeme Swann believes Kevin Pietersen was never the right man to be named England skipper
 
Hussey rested ahead of SA series
Australia batsman Michael Hussey has been given a week off from domestic competition
 
I am not just an ODI specialist: Pathan
India outcast Yusuf Pathan is hoping to make a comeback into the national side
 
MI bowled really well: Vettori
RCB skipper Daniel Vettori said Mumbai's superior bowling effort was the difference between the two sides
 
Malinga delighted after CLT20 win
Lasith Malinga expressed his delight after helping the Mumbai Indians to claim their first piece of silverware
 
Not many gave us a chance: Harbhajan
Mumbai Indians stand-in skipper Harbhajan Singh believes it was a great achievement to win CLT20 2011
 
Pietersen sets sights on 2015 WC
England star Kevin Pietersen has already set his sights on playing in the 2015 World Cup
 
Wanted to finish it off: Kohli
RCB ace Virat Kohli revealed his satisfaction after chasing down NSW's mammoth total
 
Looking to enjoy the game: Harbhajan
MI skipper Harbhajan Singh wants his side to play against Somerset without any pressure
 
Somerset can match MI: Thomas
Somerset skipper Alfonso Thomas believes his side can match Mumbai in the CLT20 semi-final
 
Sad to see India falter: Kirsten
Former India coach Gary Kirsten believes India can bounce back after their disappointing tour of England
 
Discipline the key in India: Bresnan
England pacer Tim Bresnan eyes a disciplined bowling performance from his side
 
Jones in contention for Pak coach's job
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones is in contention to be the coach of the Pakistan cricket team
 
I am back on track: Samit Patel
England all-rounder Samit Patel is confident that his fitness concerns are well behind him
 
Mumbai have the advantage: Pollock
MI bowling coach believes his side is more experienced on playing on the slow Chennai pitch than Somerset
 
The most exciting game ever: Kohli
RCB batsman Virat Kohli, says his team's last-gasp win over the Redbacks was the most exciting T20 match he has ever played
 
Fleming blames fatigue for exit
CSK coach Stephen Fleming blamed fatigue and the inability to adapt for his side's CLT20 exit
 
CSK's CLT20 exit a blessing: MS Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni believes his side's exit from CLT20 can turn out to be a blessing in disguise
 
Eliminated due to bad bowling: Kemp
Cape Cobras skipper Justin Kemp blames his side's weak bowling effort for their CLT20 elimination
 
Cooper looking to maintain good form
T&T star Kevon Cooper said it was “a dream come true” for him after his heroics kept his team's semis hopes alive
 
Shane Watson to open in SA: Clarke
Australia captain Michael Clarke, says all-rounder Shane Watson will open the innings in South Africa
 
Zaheer eager to be back for Aus tour
Injured India pacer Zaheer Khan is hoping to be fit in time for India's tour of Australia
 
PCB appoint Khan as Pakistan coach
PCB have appointed Mohsin Khan as the interim coach of the Pakistan cricket team
 
Gayle happy with stellar knock
RCB opener Chris Gayle seeks semis qualification with a big win in their last league match
 
Cobras can handle T&T spin: Vilas
Cape Cobras wicketkeeper Dane Vilas believes his team is confident of seeing off the Caribbean side's spin attack
 
KP integral to Eng’s WC plans: Cook
Alastair Cook is adamant that Kevin Pietersen will play a huge role in England's quest to claim the 2015 World Cup
 
Dhoni praises Cooper’s knock
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has heaped praise on Trinidad and Tobago's Kevon Cooper
 
'Tough to bat on Chennai wicket'
Mumbai Indians all-rounder James Franklin, says the M. A. Chidambaram pitch is difficult to bat on
 
Fleming eyes semis qualification
CSK coach Stephen Fleming wants his team to win their last two group matches to book a spot in the semis
 
Gauti hopes for favourable results
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir is hoping that the remaining group game results go in their favour
 
 
SEP 2011
Middle-order a concern: Bollinger
CSK fast bowler Doug Bollinger accepts that the team's misfiring middle-order is a concern
 
Need to maintain intensity: Gambhir
KKR captain Gautam Gambhir wants his side to maintain the same intensity with which they beat RCB
 
AB de Villiers to undergo surgery
South Africa ODI captain AB de Villiers is set to undergo surgery on a broken finger
 
Dhoni showed me the way: Bravo
CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo credited MS Dhoni for his match-winning unbeaten knock of 46
 
MS Dhoni praises CSK bowlers
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni is encouraged by his bowlers' performance
 
Katich relieved after defeating T&T
NSW skipper Simon Katich believes that it was a risk to bowl a spinner in the Super Over against T&T
 
KKR haven't been consistent: Gambhir
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir believes his side have played well in patches during the CLT20
 
CSK not bothered by loss: Fleming
Chennai coach Stephen Fleming is confident that his side can get back to winning ways against the Cape Cobras
 
Cobras ready for CSK: Philander
Vernon Philander believes that the partisan Chennai fans won’t make much of a difference when they play CSK
 
Davy Jacobs ruled out of CLT20
Mumbai Indians' Davy Jacobs has been ruled out of the CLT20 because of a hip injury
 
Didn’t deserve to win: Harbhajan
Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh reveals that his team didn't deserve to beat Trinidad and Tobago
 
I am 100% fit to lead KKR: Gambhir
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir is eager to get back back to winning ways in the CLT20
 
Somerset can win CLT20: Thomas
Somerset captain Alfonso Thomas believes that his team can go all the way and win the coveted trophy
 
Raina laments CSK bowling effort
Suresh Raina believes CSK should have bowled better to close out the game against the Mumbai Indians
 
Gibbs wants SA World T20 chance
After his match-winning innings against NSW, Herchelle Gibbs wants to play for SA in the World T20 Championship
 
Swann happy with all-rounder Bopara
Graeme Swann has backed Ravi Bopara to evolve into a fine all-rounder after Bopara took 4/10 vs the West Indies
 
India Test cap is my dream: Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane is not looking too far ahead, but is hoping to represent India in Tests soon
 
Botha praises Prince after win
Warriors skipper Johan Botha is content after they defeated RCB by three wickets in the CLT20 opener
 
Bhajji geared up to lead Mumbai
Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh excited to lead the side in the absence of Sachin Tendulkar
 
I won’t need surgery: Ishant
Ishant Sharma is confident that he won’t require surgery to recover from an ankle injury
 
Lyon keen to shine in CLT20
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon is keen to shine for the Redbacks in the Champions League Twenty20
 
Hughes confident of shifting gears
NSW Blues batsman Phil Hughes is confident that he can successfully shift gears from Tests to the T20 format
 
Malinga geared to guide MI to glory
Mumbai Indians pacer Lasith Malinga believes its important to take wickets even in T20s
 
Symonds replaces Sachin in MI squad
Andrew Symonds replaces the injured Sachin Tendulkar in the MI squad for CLT20
 
Kallis demands KKR improvement
KKR skipper Jacques Kallis has urged his team to raise their game
 
Saha willing to sacrifice for CSK
CSK wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha wants to make the most of the home advantage in the CLT20
 
India will bounce back: Muralitharan
Former Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan feels India will soon bounce back to the number one position
 
Eng series a bad dream: Srikkanth
Selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth believes that India have the talent to regain their No.1 spot
 
We believe in our ability: Ganga
T&T captain Darren Ganga believes in his players' ability and is confident after qualifying for the main tournament
 
Southee to give CLT20 a miss
Chennai Super Kings pacer Tim Southee has been ruled out of the CLT20 due to a knee injury
 
Gambhir on par with MSD: Balaji
Laxmipathy Balaji says skipper Gautam Gambhir is as good as MS Dhoni when it comes to leading the side
 
Need to learn from mistakes: Kallis
KKR skipper Jacques Kallis hopes that his side learn from the mistakes they made against the Aces
 
Cobras in with a chance: Kemp
Cape Cobras coach Richard Pybus and skipper Justin Kemp are confident of competing with the best in CLT20
 
CSK are ready for CLT20: Fleming
CSK coach Stephen Fleming is confident of retaining their Champions League Twenty20 crown
 
Pietersen to tour India: Flower
Andy Flower revealed that ace middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen will play in the ODIs against India
 
PCB keen to revive Ind-Pak series
The Pakistan Cricket Board are seeking a meeting with the BCCI to discuss the revival of Ind-Pak cricket
 
Injuries a real concern: Dhoni
Indian skipper MS Dhoni expressed his concern about the various injuries suffered by the team
 
Success in India crucial: Cook
England skipper Alastair Cook is eager to test his side once again when they take on India next month
 
Munaf suffers suspected ankle injury
India’s injury crisis continues as pacer Munaf Patel suffered a suspected ankle injury in the 5th ODI
 
Sammy hopes for winning start
WI skipper Darren Sammy believes that victory against England will help set the tone for a strong overseas campaign
 
Warne set to play in Big Bash
Shane Warne is set to come out of retirement and play in the revamped Twenty20 Big Bash
 
Dravid an example for us: Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin feels that every young cricketer should follow in the footsteps of Rahul Dravid
 
India wasted Aaron in England: Akram
Wasim Akram believes that India wasted Varun Aaron's talent by not playing him against England
 
Pathan hopes for India comeback
Yusuf Pathan hopes for a good show in CLT20 in order to make a comeback into the Indian side
 
Whatmore hopeful of good KKR show
Dav Whatmore is confident that KKR will pull up their socks in the absence of Gautam Gambhir
 
Learn to live without Zaheer: Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly believes that a captain is only as good as his team and that India must learn to live without Zaheer Khan
 
Gambhir to miss CLT20 qualifiers
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir will give the Champions League T20 qualifiers a miss due to fitness concerns
 
English trio get central contracts
Eoin Morgan, Tim Bresnan and Chris Tremlett have all been rewarded by being awarded central contracts by the ECB
 
Rohit backs India’s bench strength
India batsman Rohit Sharma is adamant that India have a potent bench strength worthy of filling in when required
 
Trott named ICC cricketer of the year
England batsman Jonathan Trott was named ICC cricketer of the year for his achievements during 2011
 
Dhoni named ICC ODI team captain
MS Dhoni named as the skipper of the ICC ODI Team of the Year
 
Broad injury a concern: Cook
Alastair Cook is unsure about the severity of Stuart Broad's tricep injury
 
Dhoni refuses to blame weather
MS Dhoni refused to blame the weather for India's failure to win yet another match in England
 
Cook happy with Bopara contribution
England ODI captain Alastair Cook was appreciative of Ravi Bopara's efforts in the 4th ODI
 
No DRS for Pak in Tests vs Eng, SL
PCB decide against using DRS in the Test series against Sri Lanka and England
 
India were not prepared: Singh
Former India all-rounder Robin Singh believes that the Indian team touring England lacked preparation
 
Dhoni happy with Jadeja contribution
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's performance garners praise from skipper MS Dhoni
 
Cook pleased with hard-fought win
England skipper Alastair Cook is pleased that his side handled the pressure well in the 3rd ODI against India
 
Swann wants to win in India too
Graeme Swann believes that England will have to beat India not only in the ODI series at home but away as well
 
Dolphins rope in Chris Gayle
Durban-based franchise the Dolphins have signed Chris Gayle for the South African domestic Twenty20 competition
 
Bopara looking to cement Eng spot
Ravi Bopara wants to score big against India in the remaining 3 ODIs to cement a place in the England XI
 
I am fit and ready for action: Bhajji
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has announced that he is fit and raring to play cricket after recovering at the NCA
 
Asif hopes to learn from Anderson
Tainted Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif says he has been watching James Anderson's performance against India very closely
 
Kapil worried about Zaheer’s fitness
Kapil Dev doesn't foresee Zaheer Khan spearheading the team's attack for a very long time
 
Pink ball to make debut in County cricket
Pink-coloured ball will be used for the first time in County Championship cricket on trial basis
 
Ranatunga criticises SL players
Ranatunga believes Sri Lankan cricket will be in doldrums once players such as Jayawardene, Sangakkara & Dilshan retire
 
Nothing is working for us: Dhoni
A downbeat MS Dhoni bemoans the team’s failure to make their chances count
 
Morgan ruled out of ODI series
A chronic shoulder injury forces Eoin Morgan to miss the remainder of the ODI series against India
 
Bell targets top four batting spot
Batsman Ian Bell is hoping to cement a top four spot in England's batting line-up
 
Shakib sacked as Bangladesh captain
Shakib Al Hasan has been sacked as the captain of the Bangladesh cricket team
 
Gambhir doubtful for CLT20
KKR captain Gautam Gambhir will take a call on his CLT20 participation latest by next Sunday
 
Eng to continue with short stuff: Broad
Stuart Broad says that the Indian batsmen should be prepared to face the short-pitched delivery
 
ICC admits to minor errors in DRS
The International Cricket Council acknowledge that "minute number of errors" in DRS have been detected
 
Vaughan backs Eng to win 2015 WC
Michael Vaughan believes that England can win the 2015 World Cup because of their group strength
 
Anderson may play IPL to earn T20 berth
James Anderson is considering playing in the IPL to prove his credentials in the T20 format
 
Swann set to return in 2nd ODI
Graeme Swann is set to recover from a stomach bug to play his part in the second ODI against India
 
Toe injury sidelines Sachin
Sachin Tendulkar was forced to miss the first ODI against England due to a toe injury
 
Swann targets top spot in ODIs
Off-spinner Graeme Swann believes England can become the number one team in ODIs aswell
 
Akram envisages a tough ODI series
Wasim Akram backs India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to shine in the ODI series against England
 
Tough to replace Waqar: Rameez
Rameez Raja believes it will not be easy for the Pakistan Cricket Board to replace outgoing coach Waqar Younis
 
Fletcher right man for Ind: Hussain
Nasser Hussain backs India coach Duncan Fletcher to help India bounce back from their current slump
 
ODI series would be great test: Swann
Graeme Swann feels the five-match ODI series against India will serve as the perfect test for England
 
Warne might play in Big Bash
Shane Warne said he might consider playing in the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 Big Bash
 
Taking wickets was the key: Broad
Stuart Broad felt that taking wickets consistently was the key to England's six-wicket win over India
 
 
AUG 2011
Jadeja included in Ind ODI squad
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja replaces the injured Gautam Gambhir in the Indian ODI squad
 
Gambhir ruled out of ODI series
Gautam Gambhir failed to recover from a concussion and has been ruled out of the ODI series against England
 
Dhoni calls for rotation policy
MS Dhoni admits that his players have been overworked and they deserve rest
 
Bresnan looking to dominate India
Tim Bresnan is hoping that England can find their form and dominate the Indians in the ODI series as well
 
Ishant to undergo surgery in 2012
Ishant Sharma delays ankle surgery to ensure he plays in the crucial Australia series at the end of this year
 
Gooch wants to maintain top form
Graham Gooch hopes that England’s current crop can stay at the top of world cricket for a long time
 
WI Players' Assoc. sues WICB
The West Indies Players’ Association has sued the West Indies Cricket Board for US$ 20 million
 
Lee sympathises with team India
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee knows how difficult the conditions can be in England
 
Sachin lone Indian in ICC Test XI
Sachin Tendulkar is the sole Indian to make the cut in the ICC's Test Team of 2011
 
Eng can dominate like Man Utd: Broad
Stuart Broad feels England can dominate world cricket just like English Premier League champions, Manchester United
 
Fletcher faces dilemma: Wessels
Kepler Wessels feels Duncan Fletcher will have a tough time negotiating with India's superstar players
 
NCA is a joke: Kiran More
Kiran More lashes out at the National Cricket Academy for its lackadaisical approach
 
India didn’t prepare well: Wadekar
Ajit Wadekar slammed the Indian cricket team for not being prepared for the crucial England tour
 
Pak will not take Zim lightly: Waqar
Waqar Younis warns his squad against complacency ahead of their Zimbabwean sojourn
 
Ranatunga blames BCCI for Ind slump
Arjuna Ranatunga blames the BCCI for India's 4-0 whitewash at the hands of England in the Test series
 
Broad targets World Test Ch'ship crown
After helping England become the No.1 Test side in the world, Stuart Broad targets the World Test Championship
 
Ajmal unconcerned by criticism
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is confident of proving the critics wrong
 
County stint helped me: Broad
Stuart Broad credits his county stint with Nottinghamshire for his excellent show in the Test series
 
Botham backs Eng to clinch ODI series
Sir Ian Botham believes that England can clinch the ODI series against India aswell
 
Sammy retained as Windies captain
Daren Sammy has been retained as the skipper of the West Indies team for their T20 doubleheader against England
 
Akram backs Dhoni to bounce back
Wasim Akram feels MS Dhoni failed to inspire India in the Tests but backs him to bounce back in the ODIs
 
Eng dominated a India: Flower
England coach Andy Flower feels India's poor performance should not diminish his team's achievements
 
Gambhir undergoes MRI scan in London
Gautam Gambhir undergoes an MRI scan in London to ascertain the extent of his head injury
 
Eng can stay on top for long: Botham
Ian Botham backs England to remain at the top for at least another five years
 
Planning key to series win: Broad
England pacer Stuart Broad credits extensive planning for their series whitewash over India
 
Flower likens whitewash to Ashes success
England coach Andy Flower compared England's whitewash of India to their home Ashes triumph
 
Hussain impressed with Dravid's ability
Nasser Hussain is impressed with Rahul Dravid's ability to score even in adverse conditions
 
Waqar will be missed: Misbah
Misbah-ul Haq revealed that Waqar Younis' resignation came as a surprise to him
 
Afridi keen to play for Pakistan
Former captain Shahid Afridi has once again expressed his desire to play for Pakistan
 
Foreign coach for Pak: Akmal
Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal wants a foreign coach to replace Waqar Younis
 
Waqar Younis quits as Pakistan coach
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis resigned, citing personal reasons
 
Kirsten sad to see India struggle
Gary Kirsten is a bit surprised and sad after watching India's abject capitulation in England
 
Security beefed up for Indian team
The Indian team's security has been increased after the team expressed apprehension about their safety in England
 
Chappell spoilt my career: Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly feels justice was done after Greg Chappell was sacked as Australia's national talent manager
 
BCCI to blame for debacle: Mushtaq
Former Pakistan Test captain Mushtaq Mohammad has blamed the BCCI for the debacle of the Indian team in England
 
CLT20: ECB wants payment up-front
The England Wales Cricket has threatened to stop its county teams from competing in this year's CLT20
 
Aaron hoping to get India chance
India's newest pace sensation Varun Aaron willing to wait for a chance to represent his nation
 
Flintoff questions India’s fitness
Andrew Flintoff has criticised India’s fitness levels during the current series against England
 
Zaheer undergoes ankle surgery
Zaheer Khan undergoes ankle surgery on Monday and is believed to be recovering well
 
Nielsen to keep same XI for 4th ODI
Coach Tim Nielsen has suggested that Australia are unlikely to change their starting XI for the 4th ODI against SL
 
Ahmed appointed Pak assistant coach
Former Test batsman Ijaz Ahmed has been appointed as assistant coach of Pakistan
 
PCB wanted Younis to lead in ODIs
The Pakistan Cricket Board wanted Younis Khan to captain Pakistan's ODI team after Shahid Afridi's retirement
 
Ganguly doesn’t buy Fletcher’s argument
Sourav Ganguly lashes out at Indian coach Duncan Fletcher for his remarks on the swinging conditions in England
 
Horn offers to help the Indian team
Motivational speaker Mike Horn has offered his services to the Indian cricket team
 
CA to experiment with twilight matches
Cricket Australia to experiment by playing twilight matches in the Sheffield Shield
 
Kapil Dev slams India’s seniors
Kapil Dev criticises the Indian team's seniors for not assisting the youngsters during the England tour
 
Two CLT20 ties shifted from Kolkata
Security concerns in Kolkata force BCCI to change the schedule of the upcoming CLT20 tournament
 
Andrew Strauss is my hero: Swann
Off-spinner Graeme Swann has lauded the leadership ability of England captain Andrew Strauss
 
Blewett warns Aus of English charge
Greg Blewett feels Australia should be wary of arch-rivals England's ascendancy to the top spot in Test cricket
 
Dhoni’s sloppiness affecting Ind: Lloyd
David Lloyd feels MS Dhoni's tired wicketkeeping typifies the character of the Indian team
 
Watson wants to score big vs SL
Shane Watson is not content with scoring half-centuries and wants to produce some big scores against Sri Lanka
 
CA should review contract system
Cricket Australia's former chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns wants the contract system to be review
 
Vaughan tells Bopara to grow up
Michael Vaughan feels Ravi Bopara should stop idolising Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar
 
Misbah proud of ICC nomination
Misbah-ul-Haq feels his nomination for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award is the perfect answer to all his critics
 
Visa delays Singh's Eng departure
Rudra Pratap Singh hasn't joined up with the Indian Test squad in England due to visa delays
 
Dolphins rope in Tait for T20 season
Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait joins the Dolphins for the 2011-2012 Twenty20 season
 
India grouped with WI in U-19 WC
India have been grouped with West Indies, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea for the preliminary stage of the ICC Under-19 World Cup
 
ICC Awards: Zak nominated thrice
Zaheer Khan has been nominated in as many as three categories for this year's ICC Awards
 
Hussain lauds Tendulkar’s focus
Former England skipper Nasser Hussain heaps praise on Sachin Tendulkar's ability to focus on his cricket
 
Tremlett ruled out of 3rd Test
England fast bowler Chris Tremlett has been ruled out of the 3rd Test due to a back injury
 
Laxman lashes out at Vaughan
VVS Laxman lashes out at former England skipper Michael Vaughan for starting the Vaseline controversy
 
Kasprowicz replaces Hayden on CA board
Michael Kasprowicz replaced Matthew Hayden on Tuesday as Queensland's director on the Cricket Australia board.
 
Akram wants RP to play in 3rd Test
Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram wants RP Singh to be selected ahead of Sreesanth for the 3rd Test
 
Ganguly backs India to fight back
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels India can fight back in the series despite Zaheer Khan's absence
 
RP can succeed in Eng: Coach
RP Singh's coach Deepak Sharma feels the left-armer has all the attributes to succeed in England
 
Akram backs Tendulkar in pursuit of 100th ton
Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels Sachin Tendulkar will score his 100th ton in the fourth Test
 
White eager to restore reputation
Australia's T20 skipper Cameron White believes that beating Sri Lanka could restore their lost reputation
 
Dearth of pacers a concern: Ratnayake
Sri Lankan coach Rumesh Ratnayake has expressed his concerns about the dwindling number of pacers in the country
 
Cook ready to assert dominance
England opener Alastair Cook is confident of finding form during the 3rd Test at Edgbaston
 
Swann looking for a winning legacy
England spinner Graeme Swann believes that reaching the top spot in Tests will just be the beginning
 
India can bounce back: Kumble
Anil Kumble feels India can bounce back if they regain their hunger to win
 
Give Mishra a chance: Mushtaq
Former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Mohammad emphasises the importance of having a leg-spinner in the side
 
Kohli and Ojha to replace injured duo
Virat Kohli and Pragyan Ojha have been named as replacements for Yuraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh
 
MSD needs to perform: Gavaskar
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that MS Dhoni needs to perform better
 
BCCI evaded tax: parliamentary report
Parliamentary panel alleges that four IPL franchises routed investment from abroad without due approval
 
Afridi urges Zardari to intervene
Shahid Afridi has urged President Asif Zardari to step in to prevent the game from becoming a "joke" in the country
 
Hot Spot not 100% accurate: Inventor
Hot Spot inventor Warren Brennan, says infra-red technology was not 100 per cent accurate
 
ICC to conduct umpire training course
The International Cricket Council will conduct a training course for umpires in Sri Lanka
 
Eng better prepared than India: Hussain
Nasser Hussain believes England will be the No.1 Test side in the world post the India series
 
Bell knew he was out: Vaughan
Michael Vaughan believes that Ian Bell knew he had "messed up" during his controversial run out
 
I wouldn't have saved Bell: Hussain
Former England captain Nasser Hussain said Ian Bell was rather fortunate to have been given a reprieve
 
 
JUL 2011
Warner to captain Sydney Thunder
David Warner will lead the Sydney Thunder in the Twenty20 Big Bash League
 
CA looks for Indian investors
Cricket Australia looking to attract Indian investors for the Twenty20 Big Bash League
 
Dhoni shortlisted for ICC award
India captain MS Dhoni is amongst five cricketers shortlisted for the ICC People's Choice Awards
 
Tremlett could miss 2nd Test
Chris Tremlett could miss the 2nd Test after suffering from a stiff back and a tight hamstring
 
Warne and Akhtar to play in Singapore
Shoaib Akhtar and Shane Warne to play in an invitational T20 event in Singapore
 
Mishra to replace Harbhajan: Akram
Wasim Akram wants Amit Mishra to replace Harbhajan Singh as the lone spinner in the Indian side for the second Test
 
Botham backs Eng for no.1 spot
Sir Ian Botham believes that England are well on their way to becoming the number one Test side in the world
 
Flower wants the ICC to be stronger
England coach Andy Flower believes no TV reviews for lbws could hurt England's chances of becoming the no.1 Test side
 
Hayden to play in Big Bash
Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden comes out of retirement to play for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash
 
India were ragged: Nasser Hussain
Former England captain Nasser Hussain termed India's performance so far as ragged
 
Pacers' fitness key to success: Dravid
Rahul Dravid feels that Indian fast bowlers' fitness is the key to success in England
 
Cook garners praise from Flower
England coach Andy Flower is impressed with the way Alastair Cook handled the pressure against Sri Lanka
 
Simmons backs Ishant Sharma
India's bowling coach Eric Simmons feels Ishant Sharma can be a handful to face in English conditions
 
Sydney Thunder sign Khawaja
Sydney Thunder sign 24-year-old Aussie batsman Usman Khawaja for the Twenty20 Big Bash League
 
SLPL scrapped due to India's stand
SLC reveals that the SLPL was scrapped because Indian players were not allowed to participate
 
Afridi won’t lead Pak: PCB
PCB chief Ijazz Butt, says World Cup captain Shahid Afridi will not lead Pakistan in future.
 
Hurricanes sign Ricky Ponting
Tasmanian franchise Hobart Hurricanes sign Ricky Ponting for the Twenty20 Big Bash League
 
Misbah backs ICC’s DRS ruling
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq backs the use of technology in international cricket
 
Yuvraj ready for England challenge
Yuvraj Singh reaffirms his desire to cement a place in the Indian Test team
 
Task team suggests Ind-Pak series
The ICC's Pakistan Task Team recommends India and Pakistan resume cricketing ties
 
Alam blames Pak players
Team manager Intikhab Alam reveals that Pakistan's players are to be blamed for the team's infighting
 
Misbah calls for players' association
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq says it's ‘mental torture’ to play for Pakistan
 
Perth Scorchers sign Collingwood
Australian T20 franchise Perth Scorchers rope in Paul Collingwood for the Big Bash
 
Walsh to manage Windies U19s
Former Windies pacer Courtney Walsh has been appointed as the manager of the Windies U19 team
 
Sachin, Sehwag back for Eng series
Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh all make it for the England tour
 
Sri Lanka appoint interim committee
Sri Lanka Sports Minister sets up a four-member interim SLC committee to run affairs till July 2012
 
Gayle blames WICB for feud
Discarded opening batsman Chris Gayle blames the WICB for their long-standing feud
 
Sreesanth fit for England series
Kerala pacer declares himself fit for the forthcoming England series
 
Perth sign Gibbs for Big Bash
The Perth Scorchers rope in attacking South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs for the Big Bash
 
SLC dissolved by government
Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage dissolves Sri Lanka Cricket
 
 
JUN 2011
Gambhir ready for England tour
India opener Gautam Gambhir declares himself fit for the England series
 
ICC bans political interference
Cricket's governing body bans political involvement in cricket boards
 
Thunder rope in Gayle for Big Bash
Sydney Thunder beat the Perth Scorchers to the signing of West Indian opener Chris Gayle
 
India to host Pakistan in 2012
India is set to host Pakistan in March-April 2012 according to the ICC's FTP
 
Criticism forces Harper to retire
Daryl Harper withdraws from officiating in the 3rd Ind vs WI Test; calling time on his umpiring career one match earlier
 
England to play Pakistan in UAE
England are set to play Pakistan in Test, ODI and T20 fixtures in the United Arab Emirates
 
One million salary cap for Big Bash
Australia's premier domestic T20 competition the Big Bash will have a salary cap of $1 million USD
 
SEV deny Modi involvement
Somerset Entertainment Ventures deny having anything to do with Lalit Modi
 
Simmons wants to build on WC U-turn
Ireland coach Phil Simmons wants the team to prove to the ICC that they belong at the top level
 
Mani accuses BCCI of playing politics
Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has accused the BCCI of playing politics with Pakistan
 
PCB set to launch modified PPL
The Pakistan Cricket Board is mulling over organising a domestic T20 league in the country
 
Gavaskar slams ICC ban on runners
Sunil Gavaskar slams the ICC's decision to do away with runners in ODIs
 
Rixon appointed Aus fielding coach
Cricket Australia appoint Steve Rixon as the fielding coach of the national team
 
ICC throw WC lifeline to minnows
Non-Test playing nations still have a shot at competing in the 2015 Cricket World Cup
 
BCCI accepts modified DRS
ICC chief executives' committee agree to make a modified version of the DRS mandatory in all international matches
 
Taylor confident of Test return for Zim
Newly-appointed Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor is confident that his side can make a comeback into Test cricket
 
Back-to-back Ashes series in 2013
2015 World Cup in Australia is likely to force the Ashes series to be played back-to-back in 2013
 
FICA approved SLPL contracts
FICA Chief Executive Tim May is surprised at BCCI's stance of not allowing Indian players to play in SLPL
 
PCB to support use of DRS
Pakistan Cricket Board to support the use of Decision Review System during ICC's annual conference
 
Vettori gives shorter forms a miss
Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori will take a break from limited overs cricket to help prolong his Test career
 
Sehwag hoping to be fit for Eng tour
Injured opener Virender Sehwag is hoping to recover in time for India's tour of England
 
Yuvraj aims to reviveTest career
India's World Cup star Yuvraj Singh aims to improve his performances in Test cricket
 
New Zealand to host Zim and RSA
Kiwi captain Ross Taylor is looking forward to playing host to Zimbabwe and South Africa early next year
 
Styris retires from international cricket
Kiwi all-rounder Scott Styris announced his retirement from international cricket, ending a 12-year career
 
Dhoni unimpressed with umpiring
India skipper MS Dhoni is not pleased with the level of umpiring in the first Test against the West Indies
 
Boycott slams BCCI domination
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has called on cricket-playing nations to outvote India on the DRS issue
 
Squad for Eng tour to be picked on 2nd June
Indian squad for the England tour is likely to be selected on 2nd June in Chennai
 
It was physically tough: Dravid
Rahul Dravid revealed it was physically tough for him during his 112-run knock in the first Test against the West Indies
 
I play for India and not captains: Yuvraj
Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh quashed rumours that he refused to play under the captaincy of Suresh Raina
 
Retired Afridi ready to make comeback
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi expressed his desire to make a comeback to the international game
 
Gibson slams Sabina Park wicket
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson slams Sabina Park wicket by saying that it favours India
 
Taylor gets backing from McCullum
Wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum has pledged support to New Zealand captain Ross Taylor
 
Mishra fined for showing dissent
Amit Mishra was fined 10% of his match fees for showing dissent towards the umpire in the first Test against the WI
 
PCB select UAE to host two series
The United Arab Emirates will host Pakistan's 'home' series against Sri Lanka and England
 
Taylor appointed Kiwi captain
Ross Taylor has been appointed New Zealand skipper, succeeding Daniel Vettori who stepped down after the World Cup
 
Sachin still no.1 for Walsh
Former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh believes Sachin Tendulkar is still the best Indian batsman
 
Raina happy to face short balls
24-year-old India batsman Suresh Raina feels he is now confident of facing short deliveries
 
Sree hoping to be fit for Eng series
Fiery Indian pacer Sreesanth is confident of recovering in time for the England series.
 
Kirsten in favour of DRS
Former India coach Gary Kirsten is in favour of DRS being used in international cricket.
 
Raina praises India's fielding
India's stand-in skipper Suresh Raina believes that this is the best fielding side he has been a part of.
 
We didn't bat well: Suresh Raina
Indian skipper Suresh Raina has blamed the lack of application by the batsmen for their 103-run defeat to West Indies.
 
India will rule world cricket: Fletcher
Coach Duncan Fletcher is confident that India has the talent to dominate world cricket for the next five to 10 years
 
Dilshan to miss 3rd Test against Eng
Sri Lanka skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan is likely to miss the final Test against England due to a thumb injury. Kumar Sangakkara in line to lead the side
 
Zaheer and Sreesanth out of WI series
Abhimanyu Mithun and Praveen Kumar replace injured duo Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth for the Test series against the Windies
 
No UDRS for Eng series: BCCI
Indian board says no to the controversial umpire decision review system being in place during the England series
 
1996 World Cup win was great: Murali
Muttiah Muralitharan wants SL youngsters to make the grade in international cricket after his retirement
 
Bravo and Rampaul rested for third ODI
West Indies replace Dwayne Bravo and Ravi Rampaul with Danza Hyatt and Kemar Roach; Gayle still left out
 
Kohli happy to play under pressure
After guiding India to victory in the 2nd ODI, Virat Kohli reveals how youngsters in the side want to handle pressure
 
India beat WI by 7 wickets in 2nd ODI
Virat Kohli's 81 ensured that India maintained their winning run in the Caribbean
 
Prior reprimanded by ICC
ICC reprimands England wicketkeeper Matt Prior for breaking a window in the dressing room at Lord's
 
Laxman keen to bat higher up the order
In the absence of various senior top-order batsmen, VVS Laxman wants the opportunity to bat up the order
 
We miss Chris Gayle: Sarwan
West Indian middle-order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan admits that the team miss the services of Chris Gayle
 
India beat WI by 4 wickets in first ODI
Rohit Sharma's well-made 68* guides India to a four-wicket win over the West Indies in the 1st ODI
 
Afridi wants ‘justice’ from PCB
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi refused to appear before the disciplinary committee of the PCB
 
Gayle honoured by teammates
Discarded opener Chris Gayle is named Cricketer of the Year by his fellow team-mates
 
WI spinner cleared of illegal action
The ICC has cleared West Indian off-spinner Shane Shillingford of an illegal bowling action. He’s now eligible for selection for the ODIs and Tests against India
 
India beat WI by 16 runs in T20I
An inexperienced Indian side dominated the West Indies to clinch a convincing 16-run win
 
Kirsten poised to be named RSA coach
Former India coach Gary Kirsten is all set to be named the head coach of the South African cricket team
 
Seniors deserve a break: Raina
India's stand-in captain Suresh Raina has backed the decision of seniors like Sachin Tendulkar to skip the West Indies tour
 
Tendulkar wants to carry on
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar wants to carry on playing for India because it's still fun
 
One cannot ignore IPL: Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly has supported the decision of the Indian cricketers choosing to play the IPL and then taking rest from international cricket
 
IPL popular among int'l players: Survey
According to a study, almost 33% of players surveyed said they would retire early from international cricket to play exclusively in the IPL
 
Ranatunga blasts BCCI
Arjuna Ranatunga criticises the BCCI for bullying the ICC with their financial might
 
Afridi accepts code violation: PCB
Shahid Afridi admits to breaching the PCB's code of conduct according to a board official
 
Raina has faith in the youngsters
Stand-in skipper Suresh Raina feels absence of seniors during WI tour is an ideal opportunity for youngsters to prove themselves
 
 
MAY 2011
BCCI honours team India, Sachin
The BCCI felicitated Tendulkar, former all-rounder Salim Durrani and the World Cup winning Indian team on Tuesday
 
Afridi retires from international cricket
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from international cricket
 
Eng stun Sri Lanka to win first Test
Sri Lanka slump to 82 all out handing England a stunning innings victory in the first Test on Monday at Cardiff
 
Will carry IPL form to WI: Vijay
IPL winner Murali Vijay aims to carry his fine form into India's Test series against the West Indies
 
Gayle could face India in ODI series
Explosive opener Chris Gayle could make it to the WI squad for the upcoming ODI series against India
 
CSK continue their reign over IPL
MS Dhoni-led CSK complete a successful title defence by defeating RCB by 58 runs
 
Chepauk packed for IPL final
Home support for CSK ensures Chepauk was a packed house for the IPL final
 
Tiwary credits Raman for Ind call
Manoj Tiwary gives credit to current Bengal coach WV Raman for India call-up
 
Gambhir, Yuvraj ruled out of WI tour
Gambhir and Yuvraj will not be available for the entire WI series, Manoj Tiwary and Shikhar Dhawan named as replacements
 
Windies ready for spin: Gibson
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson reveals that his side will have to find a balance between attack and defence against India
 
India will beat WI: Srikkanth
Chairman of Selectors Kris Srikkanth believes Indian team’s fantastic bench strength will help it beat West Indies at home
 
Empty stands for IPL play-offs
Less than positive response from fans ensures a low turnout during the play-offs
 
Eng series to test India: Botham
Former England all-rounder Ian Botham claims, the England series will prove to be the perfect test for India
 
Brand IPL loses its sheen
Survey indicates that IPL’s brand value has decreased by 11 percent from last year.
 
Warne's mentor passes away
Former Australian Test cricketer Terry Jenner, who helped mould Shane Warne into one of the world’s greatest bowlers, has died.
 
Dharmasena in elite umpires' panel
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Dharamasena finds a place on the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.
 
Gambhir doubtful for WI tour
Gautam Gambhir's West Indies tour is in doubt after he injured his shoulder during an IPL match
 
Raina steers CSK to IPL final
Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets to reach the IPL final
 
RCA official Sanjay Dixit in trouble
BCCI serves showcause notice to Sanjay Dixit for tweets on Sachin Tendulkar
 
I was pretty relaxed: Rayudu
MI match-winner Ambati Rayudu, says staying relaxed was the key to hitting the six off the last ball
 
Sri Lanka turns down PCB invite
SLC not keen on allowing its players to tour Pakistan until security issues are sorted out
 
Gayle guides RCB to the top
Royal Challengers beat the Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets to finish on top of the table
 
Punjab set to have another stadium
Punjab Cricket Association intend to build new stadium in Mullanpur, near Mohali
 
Warne calls for IPL window
The Aussie legend wants the ICC to introduce a window for the IPL
 
 
FEB 2011
'Sachin should only focus on Tests'
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels Sachin Tendulkar should bid adieu to the one-dayers in order to make things easier for the selectors.
 
 
JAN 1970
 
SC to hear CAB plea
The Bengal association seeks to challenge CoA
Srinivasan cannot represent BCCI: SC
Supreme Court also allows BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to accompany Chaudhary