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Baba 'Panther' Sidhaye - The unacknowledged inspiration for Iqbal and very first deaf and mute cricketer
Baba 'Panther' Sidhaye - The unacknowledged inspiration for Iqbal and very first deaf and mute cricketer

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

Jul 29 2015
Oft-ignored Madhya Pradesh pacer Munish Ansari finally gets a chance to shine
Oft-ignored Madhya Pradesh pacer Munish Ansari finally gets a chance to shine

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

Jul 27 2015
Aditya Verma to meet Union Sports Minister for CAB's affiliation
Aditya Verma to meet Union Sports Minister for CAB's affiliation

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

Jul 26 2015
Sreesanth will be accepted with open arms: Kerala Ranji coach
Sreesanth will be accepted with open arms: Kerala Ranji coach

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

Jul 26 2015
Sarfaraz Khan ditches Mumbai for Uttar Pradesh
Sarfaraz Khan ditches Mumbai for Uttar Pradesh

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

10 Indian cricketers who have been banned
10 Indian cricketers who have been banned

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,

Jul 20 2015
BCCI to conduct 900 domestic matches in six months
BCCI to conduct 900 domestic matches in six months

Domestic Indian cricket fixture announced Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will conduct 900 domestic matches in six months during its 2015-16 season, according to its tournament fixtures released on Monday. The season will start from October this year and end on March 2016, in the build-up to the 2016 World Twenty20 tournament, which will be played in India after the completion of the domestic sea

Jul 20 2015
The rising star: Kedar Jadhav
The rising star: Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav is a smart cricketer With India completing a 3-0 whitewash in Zimbabwe, it was Kedar Jadhav who stole the limelight with his brilliant century at Harare. Coming in to bat at 82-4, he made full use of the given opportunity and smashed 105 runs from 87 balls which included 12 fours and a six. What came next, was the defining moment. After reaching his maiden ODI century, Jadhav first punched his fists in the air as a p

Jul 17 2015
Suspended cricketer Hiken Shah vows to fight to prove innocence
Suspended cricketer Hiken Shah vows to fight to prove innocence

Hiken Shah said that he used the word ‘fix-up’, which was taken wrongly Hiken Shah, the Mumbai cricketer suspended from all forms of cricket by the BCCI for corruption, has come out stressing his innocence. "I am innocent. I have not done anything wrong." When asked if he had indeed approached the Mumbai and Rajasthan Royals player in question, he said, "All I will say is I am innocent and I will fight to prove i

Jul 14 2015
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