India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images India have been without a head coach since Duncan Fletcher left in March, and with two low-profile tours in the offing and the appointment of a new advisory panel just this week, the country's cricket board appears in no rush to name a successor. Former captain Ravi Shastri will continue in his role as the team director when they embark on a tour of Bangladesh next week, and they are also unlikely to have a ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'India doesn't need another coach; I will double up if need be' - Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'A friend of mine was going through a midlife crisis with me, so we sat down and talked it out.' 'He said, you know, we are going through a midlife crisis. I asked him for how long it would last. He didn’t know, so we tried to Google it but nobody had an answer.' Saurabh Shukla, incurably witty, fields questions in his signature style. Image: Saurabh Shukla, at his office. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani Saurabh Shukla admits quite readily that he went through a midlife crisis at one ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'My speculation is that the BCCI believes it is dangerous for credible insiders to stay outside its area of influence. It wants people like these three cricketers inside the tent rather than outside it,' argues Aakar Patel. What are we to make of the Indian cricket Board's job offers to three recently retired batting greats? Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V V S Laxman have been asked to become 'advisors' to the world's richest and most powerful cricket body. The initial statement put out ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'Advisory panel roles should be clearly defined; they should not be overlapping in any way' ‘I have just come to know about the committee, rest I don't know’ Sachin Tendulkar (right) with former teammates Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi praised the induction of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman into the Board of Control for Cricket in India's cricket advisory committee, saying it is a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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