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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
How innocent are Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan?
How innocent are Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan?

Are the trio completely innocent? In the summer of 2013, life presented Rahul Dravid with one of its cruellest ironies. The cricketer, who epitomised honesty in cricket, going out all lengths to ensure that the “gentleman’s game” remained just that, was forced to take a step back as three of his teammates from his Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals namely S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, were arr

Jul 31 2015
BCCI ban on Sreesanth to stay: Anurag Thakur
BCCI ban on Sreesanth to stay: Anurag Thakur

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday insisted that the ban on the three Rajasthan Royals players S. Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila would not be lifted. A Delhi trial court on July 25 dropped all charges against the trio and 33 others in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing and betting scandal that rocked the cash-rich Twenty20

Jul 29 2015
Fake FB Wall: Sreesanth checks into Wankhede, gets trolled by Dhoni and others
Fake FB Wall: Sreesanth checks into Wankhede, gets trolled by Dhoni and others

Disclaimer: This wall is not real and is meant just for humour. This has nothing to do with reality.

Jul 29 2015
A fan's view - Sreesanth is the hero that India needs
A fan's view - Sreesanth is the hero that India needs

Charges against Sreesanth were dropped As we took a sip from our morning coffee on the 16th of May in 2013 and grabbed the tabloid, the one-liner of the day left us in awe. The temperamental and entertaining speedster from Kerala, S.Sreesanth along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were detained by the Delhi police on charges of spot-fixing.  Sreesanth bore the brunt of public ire and overni

Interview with S Sreesanth:
Interview with S Sreesanth: "Darkest days of my life are over"

S Sreesanth turning out for India in 2011, before his ban S Sreesanth was as mercurial with the ball as he was with his on-field antics. An enfant terrible of Indian cricket, he was instrumental in guiding India to some spectacular victories – most notably the Johannesburg Test against South Africa in 2006 – but his career was marred by a string of dry spells and a spate of controversies. His shenanigans and

Jul 27 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

Jul 26 2015
Video: Virender Sehwag - One of the few cricketers who publicly supported Sreesanth
Video: Virender Sehwag - One of the few cricketers who publicly supported Sreesanth

Sehwag (L) and Sreesanth (C) Charges against S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, were dropped by a trial court in Delhi on Saturday. They had been charge sheeted by the Delhi Police for the Indian Premier League spot-fixing corruption scandal in 2013. It was Virendra Sehwag in 2014 who backed Sreesanth saying that after seeing him plead in front of everyone, I am sure he’ll be proven innoncent. "He (Sreesanth) is confi

Jul 26 2015
Aditya Verma welcomes court's decision on Sreesanth, steps up battle against N Srinivasan
Aditya Verma welcomes court's decision on Sreesanth, steps up battle against N Srinivasan

Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma said the court’s “decision is a slap on N Srinivasan’s face” Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma on Saturday welcomed a Delhi court's decision to drop charges against former India pacer S. Sreesanth and 35 other accused in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case. Delhi Police fi

Jul 26 2015
IPL spot-fixing roundup: Court drops charges against Royals trio but BCCI maintain life-ban stance
IPL spot-fixing roundup: Court drops charges against Royals trio but BCCI maintain life-ban stance

Sreesanth walks out delighted after being cleared of all charges on Saturday New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A court here on Saturday dropped charges against cricketer S. Sreesanth and 35 other accused in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing case. The BCCI, however, said its decision regarding a life ban on the former pace bowler, shall remain unaltered. Cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan were also present among the 36

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
Chronology of 2013 IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal
Chronology of 2013 IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal

It all started in 2013 when three IPL players were banned July 25, 2015: Court drops charges against Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan and 35 others. June 29, 2015: Court again defers its order on charge May 23, 2015: Court deferred order on charge May 8, 2015: Court reserved order on charge September 30, 2014: Ibrahim, Shakeel and Sandeep Sharma declared proclaimed offenders by a Delhi court. August 16, 2014: Court directed to initiate p

Jul 26 2015
Delhi Police failed to establish Dawood nexus: Court
Delhi Police failed to establish Dawood nexus: Court

SC relived Sreesanth and other players because of no evidence New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Giving a jolt to Delhi Police, a court here on Saturday said it had failed to establish existence of a core crime syndicate of underworld Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel involved in betting and match-fixing in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case. Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna made the observation while discharging cricketers S. Sre

Jul 26 2015
The IPL mess: Analyzing the clean-up options
The IPL mess: Analyzing the clean-up options

CSK and RR have been suspended for two years All that the average Indian can identify from the Great Indian Cricketing Circus’ latest shenanigans is that the BCCI was going to try to walk the talk and actually get something done. But in the melting pot of the star-studded Indian Premier League (IPL), the ‘walk’ part is somehow buried deep under the explosive revelations, resounding aftershocks of impartial j

Jul 26 2015
Delhi court drops charges against Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan
Delhi court drops charges against Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan

Sreesanth’s dreams of playing for India again are still alive The Delhi High Court has today dropped all charges against the three former Rajasthan Royals cricketers Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, Firstpost has reported. All three players were arrested in May 2013 when the IPL spot-fixing scandal first broke during the 6th edition of the tournament.  Since there was no concrete evidence, the entire case has now

Jul 25 2015
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