IMAGE: Actress Anushka Sharma performs during the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League’s eighth edition. Photograph: BCCI The Indian Cricket Board has incorporated strict guidelines in their 19-page 'Request For Proposals' (RFP) from interested companies that will stage eight opening ceremonies during the first match of all the eight franchises including the closing ceremony in Hyderabad. To maintain the transparency and probity that has always been questioned during all ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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‘I have added few shots in my game, which is helping me’ IMAGE: I have changed my game which is helping me in T20s and ODIs, says Cheteshwar Pujara. Photograph: BCCI Being dubbed as a 'Test specialist' at times can be a bane rather than a boon and no one understands it better than Cheteshwar Pujara, who feels that the perception of people would change soon. Unsold at the last auction, Pujara, who scored a quickfire half-century in the second innings and at times was more aggressive ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
‘In my opinion, looking at the composition, this is the weakest Australian side to tour India’ ‘I don't think this team has the wherewithal to cope with a quality Indian side in the Indian conditions’ IMAGE: India are dubbed as overwhelming favourites against the Aussies. Photograph: BCCI. Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has rated the current Australian team led by Steven Smith as the ‘weakest ever’ in recent times to tour the Indian sub-continent. India ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
‘There are a lot of good players in world cricket and coming top of that is a really good achievement’ IMAGE: South Africa leg spinner Imran Tahir. Photograph: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who is sitting at the top of the rankings for bowlers in both ODIs and T20s, says he never thought he would be No 1 bowler. Tahir took 10 wickets in the ODI series against Sri Lanka which Proteas won 5-0 and completed the double. "When I started cricket I ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
He has enjoyed prime form in first class cricket this season, but despite being excluded from the IPL auctions list, Jharkhand's Ishant Jaggi tells Rediff.com's Harish Kotian that he is mentally strong and will continue to perform. He also reckons that the auditions and the simulation tests conducted by the IPL franchises to identify players is not the right way to go about things. One of the top performers in domestic cricket this season, Ishant Jaggi faced 'disappointment' when he was was ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
Indian cricket’s new saviours can learn from the past and do what millions of cricket fans want: convert Indian cricket into a force of good governance and high global standards, IS Bindra writes in blog IMAGE: Veteran administrator IS Bibdra. Photograph: Jack Dabaghian/Getty Images for ICC After hailing the Supreme Court's move to appoint a four-member Committee of Administrators to run the affairs of the BCCI, veteran administrator I S Bindra has shared his experiences so that ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Test cricket could die in India if... Rediff.com, 1 week 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, 3 weeks ago
‘Supreme Court brought about some sanity and honesty in cricket administration’ IMAGE: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha. Photograph: PTI Former cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi, on Monday, said that all things nasty in cricket administration over the last few decades were by "design" and the reforms suggested by the Lodha committee should have been brought in 50 years ago. "The reforms in Indian cricket administration should have been put in place 50 years ago. The Supreme Court did not ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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, 1 month ago
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, 1 month ago Dhoni sacked! Rising Pune Supergiants appoint Smith as captain Rediff.com, 19 hours ago
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