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Duleep Trophy not scrapped, will resume from 2016-17 season: BCCI
Duleep Trophy not scrapped, will resume from 2016-17 season: BCCI

Duleep Trophy will return as the curtain-raiser of the 2016-17 domestic season Mumbai, July 21: The Indian cricket board on Tuesday clarified that the prestigious Duleep Trophy has been shelved, and that the tournament remains an "integral part of the domestic calendar" and will be the curtain-raiser of the 2016-17 domestic season. Several reports on Monday suggested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has scrapped th

Jul 21 2015
BCCI panel suggests postponing 2016 Duleep Trophy
BCCI panel suggests postponing 2016 Duleep Trophy

Anil Kumble chaired the BCCI technical committee meeting Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) technical committee on Tuesday recommended postponement of the 2016 Duleep Trophy, scheduled to be held during March-April, as it will clash with the World Twenty20 tournament that India are to host during that period. "Considering that India is hosting the ICC World T20 2016 in March-April 2016, the Com

May 19 2015
Vinay Kumar: Story of grit, determination and success
Vinay Kumar: Story of grit, determination and success

Vinay Kumar The rise of Karnataka fast bowler, R. Vinay Kumar, has been meteroic and stupendous. His father was an auto-rickshaw driver and his beginnings were humble to say the least. Add to this the fact he was trying to break into a side that already had Dodda Ganesh and David Johnson in its ranks both of whom had represented India. But like a true Champion, the Devangere Express has defied all odds and truly carved a niche for

Feb 12 2015
Debashish Mohanty's forgotten 10-wicket haul: When Dravid and Laxman were at the other end
Debashish Mohanty's forgotten 10-wicket haul: When Dravid and Laxman were at the other end

Debashish Mohanty February 1999 will always hold a special place in the history of Indian cricket, for this was when Anil Kumble became the first Indian bowler – and the second ever after England’s Jim Laker did it for the first time, in 1956 – to pick up all 10 wickets in an innings, against Pakistan at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. What made the achievement even more special was that it came against a batting line-

Jan 5 2015
Harbhajan Singh's and Pragyan Ojha's bowling actions under ICC scrutiny: Reports
Harbhajan Singh's and Pragyan Ojha's bowling actions under ICC scrutiny: Reports

Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha were excluded from India’s WC squad  India picked their 30-man preliminary squad for the 2015 ICC World Cup, to be played in Australia and New Zealand, last week. Among the spinners that were picked in the squad, Harbhajan Singh’s and Pragyan Ojha’s names were both not present. The Initial reason sighted for their omission was the lack of form shown by the two bowlers in domestic

Exclusive interview with KL Rahul: Doesn't matter when I make my Test debut as long as we win in Australia
Exclusive interview with KL Rahul: Doesn't matter when I make my Test debut as long as we win in Australia

KL Rahul has earned a maiden call-up to India’s Test squad for tour of Australia Kannaur Lokesh Rahul – better known as KL Rahul – is touted as the next big thing of Indian cricket. The 22-year-old Karnataka opener made it to the Australia tour sheerly on the basis of consistent domestic performances. His knocks of 185 and 130 for South Zone in the Duleep Trophy final against Central Zone in Delhi were probab

Nov 17 2014
Duleep Trophy: Skipper Vinay Kumar rues poor batting by South Zone in finals loss
Duleep Trophy: Skipper Vinay Kumar rues poor batting by South Zone in finals loss

Vinay Kumar New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) South Zone skipper Vinay Kumar blamed his batsmen for the Duleep Trophy final defeat to Central Zone at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Sunday. With nine wickets in hand, South needed only 117 runs to win the final on the fifth and final day, but Central bowlers triggered a dramatic collapse to win the game by nine runs. "We could have done much better. Losing nine wickets for 99 runs was poor bat

Nov 2 2014
Central Zone win Duleep Trophy after miraculous 9-run win over South Zone
Central Zone win Duleep Trophy after miraculous 9-run win over South Zone

KL Rahul’s twin hundreds in the Duleep Trophy final earned him the man of the match despite the loss Central Zone pulled off a miraculous 9-run victory over South Zone at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi to win the 2014-15 Duleep Trophy, handing Central Zone their first Duleep Trophy victory in 10 years. The 9-run win by Central Zone is also the closest margin of victory in the Duleep Trophy ever, beating the previous bes

Nov 2 2014
KL Rahul's unbeaten ton keeps South Zone in sight of Duleep Trophy win
KL Rahul's unbeaten ton keeps South Zone in sight of Duleep Trophy win

KL Rahul New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Opener Lokesh Rahul's unbeaten 121 put South Zone only 117 runs away from chasing 301 against Central Zone, on the fourth day of the Duleep Trophy cricket final at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Saturday. The 22-year-old right-hander dominated the Central bowling to take his team to 184/1 after the opposition managed 403 in the second innings thanks to Robin Bist's unbeaten 112 and Ali Murtaza

Nov 1 2014
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