BCCI cancels planned venues for West Indies tour, all ODIs to be held only at Narendra Modi Stadium

The Indian cricket board on Saturday announced the cancellation of planned venues for the upcoming West Indies tour of India. A statement by the BCCI said that the series between India and West Indies will now be played only at two venues- Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium and Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. The statement said, “The Board … Read more

Bangladesh bundled out for 106 in Kolkata Test after Ishant Sharma takes 5-wicket haul, India make solid start

India’s Ishant Sharma on Friday became the first Indian bowler to claim five wickets with the pink ball as Bangladesh were bundled out for 106 in Kolkata Test. Batting first, Bangladesh found the going tough from the word go as the Indian pacers began to wreak havoc against the Tigers. Ishant Sharma finished his spell … Read more

New Zealand recall Neesham, retain Guptill for India tour

New Zealand have recalled allrounder Jimmy Neesham after an injury-enforced absence from international cricket and retained out-of form opener Martin Guptill in the 15-member squad for a three-Test tour of India beginning later this month. Guptill failed with the bat in two Tests against South Africa last month, reinforcing the impression he struggles in the … Read more

Loss against India claims first casualty, Afridi set to be sacked as captain after T20 World Cup

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is set to lose his job as the T20 skipper after the ongoing World T20 in India. The news came after Pakistan’s crushing 6 wicket defeat by India at the Eden Gardens on 19 March. Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan, who had slammed Afridi for his dismal performance during the crucial tie … Read more

2016 World T20 final: ICC wants two more dressing rooms at Eden Gardens

The International Cricket Council (ICC) wants two more dressing rooms at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens which will host the World Twenty20 final on April 3 next year, a senior Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) official said on Thursday. Presently, the Eden Gardens has only two dressing rooms, one for the home and the other for the visiting team … Read more

‘I would have given even Nepal Test status if I stayed in ICC little longer’

Rifat Jawaid @RifatJawaid Jagmohan Dalmiya’s death has indeed brought an end to an era that saw innumerable upheavals in the politics of what’s now known as the world’s richest sports body- the BCCI. Indian cricket was rocked by the allegations of match fixing in 2001, when several high profile Indian cricketers’ name surfaced related to … Read more

Mumbai Indians decimate Chennai Super Kings, win second IPL title

Chasing down a humongous target, Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings put up a disappointing show. Dwayne Smith and Suresh Raina played some useful knocks, but struggled to up the ante. All Mumbai Indians’ bowlers bowled with discipline and maintained proper line and length throughout. MI captain Rohit Sharma led from the front and managed to keep … Read more