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Pravin Tambe played with banned Mohammad Ashraful in US
Pravin Tambe played with banned Mohammad Ashraful in US

Tambe said he didn’t know until he got down on pitch about Ashraful’s involvement IPL star leg-spinner Pravin Tambe was spotted as reported by ESPNcricinfo, in USA participating in a Twenty20 tournament alongside banned Bangladeshi player, Mohammad Ashraful. Tambe said he was unaware of the fact that Ashraful is taking part in the match until he took field. "I had no idea it was an official tournament," Tambe said. &q

Aug 5 2015
Sachin Tendulkar's joke on how to face Lasith Malinga's yorkers
Sachin Tendulkar's joke on how to face Lasith Malinga's yorkers

Sachin Tendulkar and Lasith Malinga – subcontinental heroes Lasith Malinga has been one of the 21st centuries greatest fast bowlers, and one of the reasons why batsmen all over the world have been made to look foolish by his toe-crunchers is his highly unorthodox bowling action. But Malinga’s secret weapon is something else, according to Sachin Tendulkar. Speaking at an event in Hyderabad, his Mumbai Indians teammate Sachin

Aug 4 2015
Former India legends' cricket involvement under conflict of interest scanner
Former India legends' cricket involvement under conflict of interest scanner

Former player like Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble are now under the glare of BCCI’s crackdown on ‘conflict of interest’ The clean-up act of Indian cricket which the BCCI is attempting to do has already had some serious repercussions, and the dual roles of former India legends like Anil Kumble, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly are the latest issue that has come under the spotlight, according to

Aug 3 2015
MCA lifts Shah Rukh Khan's 5-year ban to enter Wankhede Stadium
MCA lifts Shah Rukh Khan's 5-year ban to enter Wankhede Stadium

Shahrukh Khan (R) during the IPL brawl Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Sunday lifted the five-year ban on Kolkata Knight Rider’s (KKR) owner Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) to enter Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The MCA on May 18, 2012 slapped the ban on actor SRK, over his alleged misbehaviour at the ground after an Indian Premier League match in which his franchise team KKR defeated Mumbai Indians. MCA vice-president Ashish Selhar anno

Aug 2 2015
5 players who will remain indebted to the CLT20
5 players who will remain indebted to the CLT20

Now that CLT20 has been scrapped, many of the novice players who are just getting ready to step into top level cricket would be certainly disheartened with that decision. Though CLT20 was primarily looked out at as a source of income by most of the cricket associations around the world, it was indeed a platform for all those talented young cricketers to showcase their talents at the highest level. Also, since BCCI was one of the foundi

5 ugly cricket fights
5 ugly cricket fights

Cricket is not a contact sport. The rules of the game do not allow for any deliberate contact amongst its players. Though contact can still occur, they are mostly unintentional and incidental.  It's not ice-hockey where cheap shots and ugly brawls is the norm. Nor is it football, where you may have the occasional head-butt. In case the physical contact aggravates to something more, cautionary measures are taken to avoid further provoc

Jul 17 2015
Top 5 all-rounders who can replace Ravindra Jadeja in the Indian team
Top 5 all-rounders who can replace Ravindra Jadeja in the Indian team

With the rise of the T20 format, modern cricket has witnessed innovative and beastly power-hitting. What India seems to lack is a maverick genius that almost every other top cricket team is capable of boasting of, someone who is in the team mainly for his big-hitting, someone who has been given the proverbial license to kill and can hit every ball without worrying about getting out.  Think of a Glenn Maxwell or an AB de Villiers or a Brendo

Jun 13 2015
Overcoming adversity: The inspiring tale of Hardik Pandya
Overcoming adversity: The inspiring tale of Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya’s rise as a cricketer has been phenomenal A couple of years back, Kiran More International Cricket Academy faced a strange problem while going out to field at a local match. They were one fast bowler short. The players were asked who would be willing to roll their arm over and it was a lanky 18-year-old right-arm leg-spinner who volunteered. By the end of the match, his tally of 7 wickets had stunned his teammates beyond

Jun 7 2015
5 changes that should be introduced from IPL 2016
5 changes that should be introduced from IPL 2016

Times are changing rapidly and so is the game of cricket. With the focus shifting towards the shorter versions of the game, it is important for the game to constantly reinvent itself and become more entertaining. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is doing exactly that. It is a pioneer in domestic sport and is the most watched Twenty20 (T20) league in the world. Since its inception in 2008, the IPL has seen many changes to

Jun 7 2015
Top 10 South African players to have played in the IPL
Top 10 South African players to have played in the IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is rightly crowned as the most popular cricket league in the world with its ability to bring about ‘Unity in Diversity’. Whether it is Sachin Tendulkar or Chris Gayle or Shane Watson, the IPL enables these players to come together and play as a unit. With players from all leading cricketing nations playing in the IPL, the league has brought to the fore the budding stars of almost all these nations.

Jun 6 2015
Top 5 value for money players from IPL 8
Top 5 value for money players from IPL 8

The recently concluded season of the IPL is being touted as one of the best so far in terms of the quality of cricket that we witnessed. Players across teams, with their stellar performances with the bat and ball, lit up the tournament. While team owners spared no expenses to ensure the best possible line-up for their sides, they didn't have to dole out a huge sum to sign in certain players and yet they proved to be a valuable addition to th

Jun 5 2015
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams

The recently concluded IPL-2015  encountered a rather one-sided final with giant killers, ‘Mumbai Indians’, after a sluggish start, going on to crush two-time champions and tournament favourites, ‘Chennai Super Kings’. The cash-rich league is never devoid of controversies and the latest one to hit is the change in retainment policy that is proposed, which could see the likes of M.S.Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Gau

Jun 1 2015
Experience of working with Mumbai Indians was surreal: Shane Bond
Experience of working with Mumbai Indians was surreal: Shane Bond

Shane Bond Christchurch, May 30 (IANS) Former New Zealand fast bowler and bowling coach of Mumbai Indians Shane Bond says he feels nice to be back in his country amidst favourable weather after spending a lot of time in the sweltering heat in India during the Indian Premier League (IPL). "In Kolkata it was like 42-43 degrees leading in the days into the final and 90 percent humidity, so it was like an oven and then you return home to a

May 30 2015
5 instances when IPL teams relied on a single player
5 instances when IPL teams relied on a single player

The Indian Premier League is one tournament which involves players from around the globe. The International players are the most prized asset to the teams as only four are allowed in the playing XI. In many editions, we have witnessed the importance of the overseas players who have had to single-handedly perform exceptionally well and help their team to qualify for the playoffs.  It is their contribution which leads

May 29 2015
India's fielding superstar and ICL hero Rajagopal Sathish
India's fielding superstar and ICL hero Rajagopal Sathish

Rajagopal Sathish for Tamil Nadu, Chennai Super Stars and Kings XI Punjab(clockwise left to right) A boy who used to carry his cricket bat and pedal for 20kms to play cricket in a small town called Trichy, who made his dream come true of playing on cricket’s big stage  – where international stars would play alongside him and thousands watch his brilliant show in the field, the man who has left

May 29 2015
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