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Sourav Ganguly eager to host day-night Tests at the Eden Gardens
Sourav Ganguly eager to host day-night Tests at the Eden Gardens

Ganguly could propose Eden Gardens as India’s inaugural day-night Test venueAt a time when day-night Tests are rapidly gaining traction, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly has advocated the idea to utilize Eden Gardens as a potential venue for hosting pink-ball matches.In an experiment to test the feasibility of the ground conditions, Indian Express reported the organization opting to schedule the final of the Inte

May 4 2016
ICC Test Rankings: Australia stretches lead over India following annual update
ICC Test Rankings: Australia stretches lead over India following annual update

Australia have now 118 points, whereas India have 112Australia has opened up a six-point gap over India at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings following the annual update with the results from 2012-13 no longer included in the calculations and outcomes from the 2014-15 series weighted at 50 percent.India now leads third-placed Pakistan by just one point. Pakistan has benefitted from the annual update as defeat against South

May 3 2016
BCCI nominates Virat Kohli for Khel Ratna Award; Ajinkya Rahane nominated for Arjuna Award
BCCI nominates Virat Kohli for Khel Ratna Award; Ajinkya Rahane nominated for Arjuna Award

Kohli bagged the Man of the Series award for his fabulous performance in the World T20The BCCI has nominated Indian Test captain Virat Kohli for the esteemed Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, and his teammate Ajinkya Rahane has been recommended for the Arjuna Award.The wealthy sporting body has named a cricketer for the Khel Ratna after a gap of four years. The BCCI had nominated the former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid for the award in 2012, but shoo

May 3 2016
Top 5 chases in Test Cricket
Top 5 chases in Test Cricket

There is something extremely nervy about chases – no matter how big or how small. Something can always give, something can always go wrong before the last run has been ticked off. That is what makes chases fascinating. That is what makes heroes out of mortals as some players show repeatedly how their best emanates from the toughest conditions.Chases in Test cricket are tougher because they come in the fourth innings on a pitch that has seen

May 2 2016
Anurag Thakur wants 10-year jail for match-fixers
Anurag Thakur wants 10-year jail for match-fixers

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is trying to clean its image and in this bid, Anurag Thakur who is a Lok Sabha MP and also the BCCI secretary has introduced three private member bills, including a significant 'National Sports Ethics Commission' bill which recommends 10 years of jail term for sportspersons indulging in match-fixing.The BCCI has always been clouded in controversy and this is another attempt made by the Shashank Ma

Best batsmen in the world across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)
Best batsmen in the world across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)

Steve Smith may be injured but he is the No.1 ranked Test batsman. AB de Villiers is the top ODI batsman and Virat Kohli tops the charts as far as T20Is are concerned. But who is the best batsman across all formats?Although the ICC have an individual ranking for each of the formats, they don’t have a combined ranking to determine the best batsmen in the world across all formats. If they did, what would that look like?Well, here&rs

May 2 2016
Virat Kohli talks about his favourite ground, and how he handles pressure
Virat Kohli talks about his favourite ground, and how he handles pressure

I love playing in Bangalore, the crowd gives me confidenceThe 1st of May saw Adidas launching its first global concept store of the country in Bangalore. The new formats of ‘HomeCourt’ and ‘Neighbourhood’ flagship stores were introduced by the sporting icons and Adidas athletes, Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle, at VR Mall, Whitefield.Speaking to reporters at a Press conference, Virat revealed the secret to 

May 2 2016
SK Glossary - What is the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) System?
SK Glossary - What is the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) System?

The D/L method is used to revise scores after rain-enforced interruptionsTwenty-two runs to score, one ball left. The image of that (in)famous scorecard from the 1992 World cup semi-final between England and South Africa lingers on in many a cricket fan's minds. A preposterous rain rule changed the target from a gettable 22 off 13 to "that" score and condemned the Proteas to a heartbreaking semi-final defeat in their first ever Worl

May 2 2016
Lalit Modi vs N Srinivasan: The perennial battle in Indian cricket
Lalit Modi vs N Srinivasan: The perennial battle in Indian cricket

Lalit Modi and N Srinivasan at a press conferenceIn an era of Superman vs Batman and Captain America vs Iron Man, there are no shortages of two superpowers going head to head. From countries like Russia-Ukraine, North Korea-South Korea and India-Pakistan, it isn't just the big screens that see these face-offs.One would be forgiven for thinking cricket is immune to the same. The two bigwigs of cricket – N Srinivasan and Lalit Modi have b

May 2 2016
SK Glossary: What is a beamer in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is a beamer in cricket?

A Beamer can cause major damage to the batsmenThe game of Cricket is full of variations. There are just so many unique terms used in Cricket which make it a completely different one from all other sports. Stumps, pitch, bails and many other exclusive terms used in Cricket are unheard of in any other sport which makes the game even more exciting. What is a Beamer?One such term is the Beamer. A Beamer is a high full toss that goes over the wai

May 2 2016
AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli post tweets on football practice session
AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli post tweets on football practice session

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli during a match in PuneCurrently, there is no better sight in world cricket than watching AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli together on a cricket pitch. These two dynamic players are undoubtedly the best two batsmen of this generation.Both cricketers have achieved tremendous success in international cricket with their respective countries and also clinched the status of legend. The 32-year-old South African has alr

May 1 2016
Yuvraj Singh talks about his possible biopic
Yuvraj Singh talks about his possible biopic

Yuvraj hit six sixes in an over in the inaugural T20 world cup in 2007Flamboyant left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh has been a source of inspiration for many, not only because of his heroics on the field but also the way he fought the epic battle with cancer which threatened to take his life. The swashbuckling southpaw recently divulged a fact that he would also like to tell his story through a film but only after he retires.The dashing left-h

May 1 2016
Virender Sehwag's humourous birthday wishes for record-breaker Rohit Sharma
Virender Sehwag's humourous birthday wishes for record-breaker Rohit Sharma

Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma – two generations of record-breaking India batsmenFormer India batting legend Virender Sehwag used to be feared for his shots, but is feared more these days for the verbal diatribes he can deliver. Shoaib Akhtar is someone who is still nursing the wounds of having shared commentary duty during the WT20 with Sehwag.Sehwag was in overdrive on the occasion of Rohit Sharma’s birthday on Saturday,

May 1 2016
Rohit Sharma thanks his fans with an emotional hand-written letter on birthday
Rohit Sharma thanks his fans with an emotional hand-written letter on birthday

Rohit Sharma celebrated his 29th birthday with wife Ritika SajdehRohit Sharma is currently one of the most elegant batsmen in world cricket with his delectable array of shots and effortless timing. The opener showed his classy side off the field too with a poignant handwritten note to his fans which he uploaded on Twitter.The note read, “Guys, Your love and support has been overwhelming! Thank you for all the wonderful wishes; not just toda

Apr 30 2016
India to tour West Indies in July-August for four-match Test series
India to tour West Indies in July-August for four-match Test series

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said BCCI is happy to resume their bilateral ties with WICBIndia will tour West Indies in July-August for a four-match test series which will mark the resumption of bilateral ties between them, the cricket boards announced on Saturday.Relations between the two boards turned sour after a visiting Caribbean team pulled out midway through their 2014 tour of India over a protracted pay dispute with the West Indies Cr

Apr 30 2016
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