'What is the point of having matches in places where nobody comes to see us play?' The Board of Control for Cricket in India's move to have Ranji Trophy matches at neutral venues failed miserably in its first attempt, according to leading domestic players who say the idea did not work due to apathy of the host associations and poor planning.The BCCI had introduced the concept to make the tournament more competitive by negating the home advantage that teams earlier used to exploit and exposing ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Young chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has been rewarded with his maiden India Test call up after veteran leg spinner Amit Mishra was ruled out of the one-off game against Bangladesh due to a knee injury he sustained during the T20 series against England.Business Standard, 2 weeks ago #INDvBAN: Amit Mishra ruled out due to injury, Kuldeep Yadav called in as replacement DNA, 2 weeks ago
How will young batsmen brought up on T20 learn to build an innings?What about the technique to patiently negotiate hostile seam bowling conditions or the skill to play on difficult dusty turners?What about leaving the swinging ball outside off stump? These are some of the questions raised by S Giridhar and V J Raghunath in their book, From Mumbai To Durban: India's Greatest Tests. IMAGE: M S Dhoni has handed the baton to Virat Kohli. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters Dhoni has made way for ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago 10 challenges for Indian Cricket in 2017 The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago ICC approves Greater Noida Stadium to organise full-member matches Sify, 1 month ago
Value my twin 50's against New Zealand more, says Wridddhiman IMAGE: Wriddhiman Saha celebrates his half-century against New Zealand. Photograph: BCCI Wriddhiman Saha remained unfazed in his finest cricketing hour and said his twin half centuries against New Zealand in Kolkata carry ‘more value’ than his unbeaten 203 in the Irani Cup, perhaps one of his best knocks. "You can call this one of my better batting efforts alongside my century against the West Indies at Gros Islet. But ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
‘I definitely want to make a mark in T20 format’ IMAGE: Cheteshwar Pujara is confident of doing well in T20 format. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images Known for his proficiency in Tests and a prolific scorer in first class cricket, Cheteshwar Pujara has set himself a task - of forcing people to take notice of his prowess in the T20 format too and play in the upcoming Indian Premier League season. "I definitely want to make a mark in that particular format. I have done well in ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
The doping menace in India's Olympic sport has always left the establishment embarrassed and the BCCI in a marked departure has set up an anti-doping helpline so that its domestic cricketers (men and women) are aware of the medicines and supplements they are consuming. BCCI perhaps is the only Indian sporting body that has created a helpline. It has been operational for some time now. The result is also for everyone to see. The BCCI conducted 176 tests in 2015 and all results were negative as ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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