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The late Raj Singh Dungarpur was accused of destroying the Indian team of the 1980s in his quest to build the “team of the ’90s”. The team of the 1980s had been India’s most successful one. They had won the 1983 World Cup in England, the 1984 Asia Cup in Sharjah and the Benson and Hedges World Series of Cricket Championship in Australia in 1985 besides winning the Test series in England 2-0 in 1986. A leading daily claimed that MS Dhoni was asked to step down by the nationalRead More
THE OUSTED top-brass of the BCCI seem to have commenced their ‘non co-operation movement’ against the Supreme Court’s order by firstly trying all means to disrupt the cricket season that’s presently underway. Having failed to coax the Cricket Club of India from not hosting the England one-day team’s two warm-up matches, they are now finding new ways to create a hassle. It’s learnt that the BCCI are likely to not agree to the Mumbai Police’s demand for Rs 60 lakh as security cover for the two games, meaning that they’llRead More
In a chat with, Virat Kohli, who will now captain India in all three formats of international cricket, thanked Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his guidance and said that he is ready to take charge of the limited-overs side. Pleased that Dhoni would still be available as player, Kohli was of the opinion that the World Cup winning captain will enjoys his best days as a batsman in the near future. On taking over captaincy First reactions are obviously, it’s a very special moment in my life, it’s a lotRead More

Posted On January 7, 2017By telanganaIn Slider, Sport

Dhoni in as Keeper; Yuvi returns

Mumbai: Beginning on January 15 of this year, Virat Kohli will be the captain of Indian cricket team in all; the three formats. A formal announcement to this extent, making the coronation of the heir- apparent complete, was made by Chief Selector MSK Prasad here on Friday. In an interesting development, battle-scarred veteran Yuvraj Singh made a comeback to the Indian team for the forthcoming three-match ODI and T20I series against England, starting in Pune, on January 15. The selection meeting was delayed by nearly two and half hours becauseRead More

Posted On January 6, 2017By telanganaIn Sport

Did Selectors Play A Role In MS Dhoni Quitting?

Did Mahendra Singh Dhoni pre-empt a move by the national selectors to replace him with Virat Kohli as limited-overs captain? On first glance this may seem absurd, keeping in mind Dhoni’s stature in Indian cricket. But, a closer look at chairman of selectors MSK Prasad’s statement does seem to suggest that the five wise men of Indian cricket were indeed contemplating appointing Kohli the ODI and T20 skipper soon. Speaking a day after MS Dhoni’s decision to relinquish the limited over captaincy, Prasad said, “Had Mahi taken the decision oneRead More
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as the captain of the Indian ODI and T20I cricket teams, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) intimated in a press release on Wednesday. Dhoni informed the board that he would be available for selection for the upcoming series against England, but wouldn’t be continuing in the skipper’s role. “Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the BCCI, that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team from the One Day Internationals and the T20 Internationals formats ofRead More
Sydney: David Warner joined the illustrious company of Don Bradman and Victor Trumper with a Test century before lunch as rookie partner Matthew Renshaw flourished for his maiden hundred against Pakistan on Tuesday. Warner smashed a whirlwind 18th Test hundred off 78 balls in just 117 minutes while 20-year-old Renshaw blossomed after claiming his century in 282 minutes in the third Test in Sydney. At the close, after winning the toss, Australia were 365 for three with Renshaw taking his score to 167 and fellow newcomer Peter Handscomb on 40.Read More

Posted On January 3, 2017By telanganaIn Sport

SC v BCCI: The end of ‘Power’ play

KOLKATA: The decks have been finally cleared for the implementation of a slew of reforms – suggested by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee – in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The onus will now be on the three-member advisory panel, to be named on Jan 19, to drive the wide-ranging reforms in the BCCI as well as the state associations which jointly administer the most popular sport in the country. Non-compliance of the apex court’s order of July 18, 2016, has already costRead More

Posted On January 2, 2017By telanganaIn Slider, Sport

SC all but set to end BCCI’s game today

Monday could be the day the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur would not like to remember. Whether the order from the three-member Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur would lead to prosecution against Thakur for committing perjury is a matter of speculation, but there will surely be a full stop on his career as a cricket administrator. Justice RM Lodha panel has put forward the name of former union home secretary GK Pillai, along with the likes of formerRead More

Posted On January 1, 2017By telanganaIn Slider, Sport

PCB Gets Green Light For Legal Action Against BCCI

Karachi: The Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday gave approval for adopting legal recourse against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two boards in 2014 to play bilateral series. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan and Najam Sethi, who heads the executive committee, told the media in Karachi after a meeting of the BOG that the members had given approval for using legal channels to seek compensation for the financial losses suffered by theRead More