With the Supreme Court verdict already out, 21 state units have confirmed in writing to accepting Lodha Panel’s reforms and implementing them, even as former presidents N Srinivasan and Anurag Thakur joined forces in Bengaluru. It was learnt that 24 administrators of various state units who are either disqualified or going into compulsory cooling off met in the Garden City to discuss their future. "Today 21 state units have already written to BCCI that they are adopting Lodha Panel ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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IMAGE: India’s former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Photograph: BCCI. Expressing his disappointment over the resignation of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain of the Indian cricket team, renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle has described the move by the former as `selfless` before applauding his magnificent contribution to the country. "Time to stand up and applaud a magnificent servant, and indeed leader, of Indian cricket. #Dhoni. Clearly Dhoni thinks the moment has come.Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
IMAGE: Rohit Sharma and wife Ritika arrive at the launch event of the Diesel-Mumbai Indians collaboration in Mumbai on Wednesday. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com Indian cricketer and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, on Wednesday, said he enjoys challenges and responsibilities and is hopeful that the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season will be successful for the franchise. The Mumbai Indians’ player, who missed the ongoing five-Test rubber against England, underwent a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'BCCI offers its sincere apology to all potential bidders and stakeholders who have put in efforts to put together bids by expending considerable time and resources, and have travelled from all across the country and the world to take part in this event.' IMAGE: BCCI president Anurag Thakur. Photograph: BCCI The Board of Control for Cricket in India, on Monday, decided to indefinitely defer the awarding of its global media rights -- broadcast and digital -- which was scheduled for Tuesday as ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago No IPL media rights deal till BCCI accepts reforms, says Lodha panel Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'My footwork against spin improved just in the six weeks here working with Rahul Dravid, one of the best players ever to play the game.' IMAGE: Sam Billings plays the reverse sweep against India 'A'. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters England batsman Sam Billings says working with India's batting great and Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League last year helped him improve his batting against. Where should Dhoni bat in ODIs? Batting at No. 3, ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Yuvraj makes comeback, Pant gets T20 nod IMAGE: India's Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters Indian cricket ushered in a new era as Virat Kohli was anointed captain for all three formats as he took over from Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India’s limited overs captain from the series against England, starting on January 15. That decision, taken at the BCCI Selection Committee meeting in Mumbai on Friday, did not evoke ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Tainted former Pakistan captain Salman Butt does not believe cricket can ever be free of corruption, but has praised the mechanism put into place by the ICC and member boards to safeguard players from corrupt elements in the game. In an interview with PTI, Butt who has tasted his biggest cricketing success this week, since his five-year ban for spot-fixing expired in September 2015, said corruption could not be eradicated completely from cricket. The Spot-Fixing saga "I have been there and I ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Two guys (Vijay and Pujara) have played very well for India, but there is still a lead of 250 (to catch up), and as you see in this part of the world the game can accelerate when the ball is spinning' IMAGE: England's Jos Buttler struck a half-century and propelled England's score to 400 on Day 2 of the fourth Test match against at the Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai on Friday. Photograph: BCCI The dry Wankhede Stadium pitch on which Indian spinners claimed all the 10 wickets in ...Rediff.com, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
'Duncan told me once that he feels cricket is the most unprofessional of professional sports' 'You need a set pattern of your training, the way you eat, how healthy and fit you need to be' 'I was 11 or 12kgs heavier than I am now, I was really chubby. I changed everything from the next morning from what I eat to how I train' IMAGE: Virat Kohli stretches during a Team India training session. Photograph: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images The stories on how Virat Kohli attained supreme fitness ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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