Bahutule seems to have made a lot of people unhappy Legspinner Sairaj Bahutule seems to have ruffled a few feathers with his decision to coach the Bengal Team. One of the foremost critics of this move has been Dilip Vengasarkar, the Vice President of the Mumbai Cricket Association. Vengasarkar found it unacceptable that Bahututle would accept the position just a fortnight after he was appointed the coach of the Mumbai U-23 team. “To p
Utpal Chatterjee, Bengal’s spin wizard of the 1990’s 1. First Class Debut Utpal Chatterjee began his career as a left-arm seamer and made his first-class debut for Bengal in 1984-1985, and was nicknamed “David” after the Australian seamer Alan Davidson. He later moved to spin, and became a regular for the squad by 1990. He was a part of the Bengal squad that lifted the Ranji Trophy in Eden Gardens in 1989-1990. 2.
Baba Sidhaye with family (left); with batting partner Bapu Nadkarni Mumbai has produced some of India’s greatest cricketers, but the name of one Baba Sidhaye, also known as Yashwant Prabhakar – thought to be the very first deaf and mute cricketer to have taken the field – is one that falls through the cracks. Playing at a time when cricketers used to be paid anything between Rs. 8 to Rs. 15 to appear in high-pro
Munish Ansari celebrates after dismissing Andrew Flintoff in 2006 (left); seen during his spell of 3/23 against Namibia (right) Munish Ansari, known in Indian cricket circles as the ‘Sehore Express’, is a fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh who will be travelling to the T20 World Cup in his native country next year as a crucial member of the Oman side. This comes after he spent years being ignored by India, and
CAB Secretary Aditya Verma has been at loggerheads with the BCCI for quite some time Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Sore over the BCCI's denial to give affiliation to the Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), its secretary Aditya Verma said he would on Sunday meet Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal seeking his intervention in the matter. "Because of BCCI's step-motherly treatment, cricketers from Bihar are being deprived which is
Kerala coach wants Sreesanth back Kochi, July 25 (IANS) With the Delhi Patiala House court clearing former Indian pace bowler Sreesanth of all charges in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, Kerala Ranji Trophy team senior coach P.Balachandran on Saturday said the cricketer will be accepted with open arms. "See, I just cannot say of any technical hitches, but the moment the BCCI lifts the ban, we will accept him with open arms," said
Sarfaraz Khan in action during last year’s ICC U-19 World Cup 17-year-old batting sensation Sarfaraz Khan has decided to leave Mumbai and switch to Uttar Pradesh, ESPNcricinfo reports. The youngster impressed for India in the 2014 U-19 World Cup but shot to instant fame with some brilliant cameos in the 2015 edition of the IPL. Sarfaraz’s father, Naushad Khan, who hails from Azamgarh, seems to have played an importan
As corruption becomes more rampant in sports, the responsibility of keeping the game clean also keeps increasing for the concerned authorities. But it is not fair to point fingers at sports authorities all the time; one must acknowledge that it is also the responsibility of a player to not bring disrepute to the sports he represents and cherishes. The problems of betting and match-fixing are not new in cricket. The popularity of the sport,