India’s Test cricket captain Virat Kohli has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the nation's biggest sporting honour, by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. His deputy, Ajinkya Rahane, is also in line for another honour, having been nominated for the Arjuna award. "We have received the recommendations from the BCCI. Their names will be sent to the awards selection committee," a sports ministry official said. If Kohli is awarded the prestigious honour, he will ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Making India the top team in all formats of the game will be the priority for BCCI president Anurag Thakur, writes Rediff.com’s Harish Kotian IMAGE: New BCCI president Anurag Thakur. Photograph: BCCI. He has been in cricket administration for the last 16 years and on the day he was elected as Board of Control for Cricket in India’s 34th president, Anurag Thakur announced that his top priority is to attract more fans to Test matches in India. “Cricket is ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
IMAGE: India’s Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the ICC World T20 match against Australia, in Mohali, on Sunday. Photograph: PTI Photos. Social media was abuzz with praise for Virat Kohli after he single-handedly guided India to the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 with a master-class unbeaten 82-run knock in the must-win match against Australia in Mohali on Sunday. Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar led the tributes for Kohli, terming his innings as a 'special' one. ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh are congratulated by the Pakistan players after India win the recent Asia Cup match in Bangladesh. Photograph: Solaris Images Jolted by the shock loss to New Zealand in the opening game, India will be fighting a survival battle quite early in the tournament when they take on arch-foes Pakistan in what is being seen as the marquee clash of the ICC World Twenty20, in Kolkata, on Saturday. The hosts, who started as clear title-favourites, were in for ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Will never ever bowl the doosra, as I believe in off-breaks,' says rookie spinner Jayant Yadav IMAGE: Delhi Daredevils spinner Jayant Yadav in action during IPL 9. Photograph: BCCI Rookie off-spinner Jayant Yadav, who is set for his maiden India tour of Zimbabwe next month, says he will never attempt to bowl a ‘doosra’ since it cannot be done without a bit of elbow kink. "I have never bowled a doosra in my life and will never bowl one. I believe the doosra can't be bowled without ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Of 650 billion cubic metres of water available for irrigation nationwide, 15 per cent, or 100 BCM of water, is used by sugarcane , which is planted on no more than 2.5 per cent of India's farmland Mumbai can save 150 per cent more water by drinking tea without sugar for a day than can be saved by banning a season of Indian Premier League (IPL) - India’s professional cricket tournament - matches in three Maharashtra stadia, our calculations reveal. The Bombay high court suggested that the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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