Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's stand that Gurunath Meiyappan was a "mere cricket enthusiast" supporting Chennai Super Kings has beencontradicted by the Justice Mudgal IPL probe committee report. The report, which was partly made public on Monday, has said that investigations have confirmed that Meiyappan was a team official of a franchisee (Chennai Super Kings). Dhoni, who had appeared before the committee, had maintained that Meiyappan, BCCI President-in-exile ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India bowler Pankaj Singh during the Southampton Test against England. Photograph: Getty Images Pankaj Singh may not be best pacer India has ever produced, but no one can question the commitment of this lion-hearted bowler from Rajasthan. But ask him about being distinctly unlucky in his debut Test match against England, at Southampton in July, and the lanky bowler reveals what skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni told him during the tour. "After I didn't get a wicket on my ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The latest ICC One-Day International rankings for ODI batsmen have mixed news for India. Virat Kohli remains second while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped a place to ninth, even as India maintained second spot in the team standings. Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar dropped a place to eighth in the bowlers' rankings while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja stayed on ninth. Out of action for a while now, Dhoni missed the five-match series against Sri Lanka. In the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Indian captain Virat Kohli and Ajinkiya Rahane during a practice session. Photograph: PTI Having decimated the opposition with clinical precision in all four matches, India will be aiming to complete a clean sweep when they take on astruggling Sri Lanka in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer in Ranchi on Sunday. With the series already in their pocket, Virat Kohli-led team would like to finish with a 5-0 which will be a confidence booster with the ICC World Cup ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The fate of 1,351 candidates will be sealed by 1.63 crore voters in high-stakes multi-cornered contest in Haryana which goes to polls on Wednesday with top guns including the kin of the three famous 'Lals' battling it out in the state. After the hectic poll campaign came to an end at 6 pm on Monday, many parties on Tuesday issued advertisements in the newspapers appealing for vote for Wednesday’s polling to the 90 member state assembly. About 1.63 crore voters, including 87.37 lakh women, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Chennai Super Kings team during a practice session. Photograph: BCCI The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would stillbe a tough nut to crack when they clash in the Oppo Champions League T20 final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday. Both teams had met in the final of the 2012 Indian Premier League, when Kolkata defeated Chennai by five wickets. In this year's ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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