We are not under any pressure, says Mominul

Mominul Haque, on the cusp of becoming Bangladesh’s 11th Test captain, has perhaps the biggest challenge in his country’s two-decade stint in the longest format. But rather than putting his team under pressure, the 28-year-old stressed on the series against invincible India as an opportunity for his young outfit. “We are not under any pressure. … Read moreWe are not under any pressure, says Mominul

Kohli on mental health: I didn’t know what to do during 2014 tour of England

India captain Virat Kohli feels it is “remarkable” of Australian Glenn Maxwell to admit mental health issues, recalling a phase in his own career when he too battled “end of the world” thoughts but didn’t know how to even communicate them. Mental health of elite cricketers has come into the spotlight after star batsman Maxwell … Read moreKohli on mental health: I didn’t know what to do during 2014 tour of England

West Indies batsman Nicolas Pooran suspended for 4 T20Is for ball-tampering against Afghanistan

West Indies batsman Nicolas Pooran was on Wednesday handed a four-match suspension after admitting to ball-tampering in the third ODI against Afghanistan, an offence for which he also issued a public apology. Pooran will now miss the next four T20 International games for the West Indies and will have five demerit points added to his … Read moreWest Indies batsman Nicolas Pooran suspended for 4 T20Is for ball-tampering against Afghanistan

Indore Test preview: India favourites to make short work of weakened Bangladesh

The action begins with the red cherry but the focus is firmly on the pink ball as a formidable India looks to overpower a depleted-but-gritty Bangladesh in the first Test of a two-match series starting here on Thursday. The rubber opens here but the buzz and the talk has been consistently centered on the second … Read moreIndore Test preview: India favourites to make short work of weakened Bangladesh

Virat Kohli plays ‘gully cricket’ with kids

Indian captain Virat Kohli played `gully (street) cricket’ with children during a shoot in the Bicholi Mardana area here. Kohli, who was rested for the three-match T20 series against Bangladesh which India won 2-1, will lead the side for the two-match Test series beginning here on Thursday against the visitors. The second match of the … Read moreVirat Kohli plays ‘gully cricket’ with kids

Bangladesh wary of spin twins R. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja

It’s India’s fast bowling unit which is now feared in Tests but the Bangladesh batsmen are more concerned about handling spin twins, R. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, during the two-match series, said Mohammed Mithun on Tuesday. Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma are expected to be more than a handful for Bangladesh during the … Read moreBangladesh wary of spin twins R. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja

End of reform in sport: a ‘no-change’ ruling could salvage hope

Did former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India N. Srinivasan say “We are back” after the BCCI elections? Even if the words sound too cute, the concept is probably right. It means the hope of reform has ended, with the general body meeting on December 1 ready to roll back significant … Read moreEnd of reform in sport: a ‘no-change’ ruling could salvage hope

Hearing concludes in Dravid’s CoI case

The hearing in the alleged conflict of interest case involving Indian cricketing great Rahul Dravid concluded here on Tuesday with BCCI ethics officer D.K. Jain saying his “order can be expected soon”. MPCA life member Sanjiv Gupta had filed a complaint against Dravid, alleging conflict of interest in his current role as National Cricket Academy … Read moreHearing concludes in Dravid’s CoI case

Satisfied with Eden preparations: Hasan

A Bangladesh High Commission team, led by Deputy High Commissioner Toufique Hasan, on Tuesday expressed its satisfaction over the preparations for the India-Bangladesh day-night (D/N) Test to be played at the Eden Gardens from November 22. The Bangladesh team saw the preparations and exchanged ideas with top Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) officials, headed by … Read moreSatisfied with Eden preparations: Hasan

Kohli, Bumrah retain top spots in ICC batting and bowling rankings

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and injury-sidelined Jasprit Bumrah have maintained their top spots in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings for batsmen and bowlers respectively. Kohli is sitting pretty at the top of the rankings for batsmen with 895 rating points. He is followed by his deputy Rohit Sharma (834) who has been in sensational … Read moreKohli, Bumrah retain top spots in ICC batting and bowling rankings

Pink ball challenge: You have to play slightly late and close to your body, says Ajinkya Rahane

The pink ball is going to be a very “different ball game”, India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said on Tuesday, saying its extra lateral movement compared to the red ball will force batsmen to play late and closer to their bodies. Rahane, along with Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja, had … Read morePink ball challenge: You have to play slightly late and close to your body, says Ajinkya Rahane

If BCCI changes reformed constitution, it would be ridiculing SC: Lodha panel secretary

The BCCI’s plans to dilute reforms mandated by the Supreme Court amount to “ridiculing” the country’s highest judicial authority, asserted Lodha committee secretary Gopal Sankaranarayanan, who had a pivotal role in drafting the revamp. Mr. Sankaranarayanan feels the Supreme Court still has a role to play in the matter and should take appropriate steps, otherwise … Read moreIf BCCI changes reformed constitution, it would be ridiculing SC: Lodha panel secretary

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