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State associations remain non-committal over implementation of Lodha panel recommendations
State associations remain non-committal over implementation of Lodha panel recommendations

Pawar could lose his post as MCA boss if the BCCI accept the guidance prescribing maximum age-limit for office bearers It’s been more than a month since the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee came out with a number of announcements with far-reaching consequences regarding the way cricket was run in India by the BCCI, but the various state associations are still refusing to divulge specifics regarding their course of action in

Feb 13 2016
Corruption charges against umpire Rauf devastating: Pakistani daily
Corruption charges against umpire Rauf devastating: Pakistani daily

Asad Rauf has been banned by the BCCIThe corruption charges levelled against top Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf are devastating for the image of Pakistani cricket internationally, said a Pakistani daily on Saturday.An editorial "Umpire's Out" in The Nation said that if match-fixing scandals of Pakistani players hurt fans across the country, "then the corruption charges levelled against one of the top Pakistani umpires in the world,

Feb 13 2016
The chance that Shreyas Iyer deserves
The chance that Shreyas Iyer deserves

Iyer during his Delhi Daredevils stintIt's a hot April afternoon in Delhi. I am headed towards the Kotla to watch the Delhi Daredevils play the Rajasthan Royals. On the roads leading to the stadium, there are massive hoardings, with the faces of Delhi players plastered all over them. Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Angelo Mathews, JP Duminy. The stars, the big fish.But there's also Shreyas Iyer. The holder of the current "next big thing i

Feb 13 2016
5 players who took up cricket against their family's wishes
5 players who took up cricket against their family's wishes

A career in sport comes with its own set of hurdles and cricket is no exception to this. For some, these hurdles come in the journey towards becoming a professional; however, for a few, they come even before the first step is taken. This happens when the family of the individual, particularly the parents, are not willing to let him or her take up the sport. Cricket has quite a few examples of players who has to face the opposition of their paren

Feb 12 2016
IPL 2016: The uncapped Indian XI
IPL 2016: The uncapped Indian XI

Uncapped players seemed to have hit the jackpot in the IPL auction this year. Most of the franchises seemed to be anxiously interested in young, uncapped Indian players, with an eye, perhaps, on developing their talent. There are two ways of looking at it. If the IPL can give a platform to young, budding talents to further their cause, then there's nothing like it. But eyebrows are bound to be raised when absurd sums of money are dished out

Ashish Nehra opens up on his comeback to the Indian national team
Ashish Nehra opens up on his comeback to the Indian national team

Nehra described playing for India after a gap of four years as an “amazing feeling” Ashish Nehra, who recently made a long-awaited comeback to the Indian national team after a gap of nearly four years, expressed his delight at the opportunity of playing  in the upcoming 2016 ICC World T20 championship to be held in India, Telegraph India reports.Describing his thoughts about representing India as an “amazing feeling&rd

Feb 11 2016
5 instances when Rahul Dravid lost his cool
5 instances when Rahul Dravid lost his cool

One of India's finest batsmen ever, Rahul Dravid, is respected all over the cricketing world not only for his batting but for his patience too. During his playing days, seldom did anyone see Dravid losing his temper, be it the opposition players, teammates, officials, or anyone for that matter. However, there were a few instances when one realized that 'The Wall' was only human and he did lose his cool at times. However, there w

Feb 11 2016
Rising Pune Supergiants acquire Saurabh Tiwary and Albie Morkel ahead of IPL 2016
Rising Pune Supergiants acquire Saurabh Tiwary and Albie Morkel ahead of IPL 2016

Rising Pune Supergiants will be the 4th IPL franchise Albie Morkel will play forIn the latest development in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG) have signed India’s Saurabh Tiwary and South Africa’s Albie Morkel to their team. The Pune-based franchise is led by the Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and will be making their IPL debut in the upcoming 2016 season.The news was announced through an o

Feb 11 2016
What are the credentials required to play in IPL?
What are the credentials required to play in IPL?

This will be Negi’s second stint with the Delhi DaredevilsThe defeat on Tuesday in the Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka brought the Indian players down to earth after the auction euphoria of the Indian Premier League (IPL) barely two days before the game.None of the new-found IPL millionaires was playing at Pune, though the highest-paid Indian, Pawan Negi, was in the squad. Nor, for that matter, was half the Sri Lankan team good eno

Feb 11 2016
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