Editorial: End of road?

Is this the end of Dhoni in world cricket? The BCCI announced the annual player retainership for the year 2020-21 for the senior men’s team and the most prominent name missing from the list was of former World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni last played a Test match in December 2014; his last T20 game was in February 2019; and his last One-Day International was the World Cup semifinal in July 2019. By virtue of not having played any cricket for the country for close to six months now, he could not have been considered for a central contract. Continue Reading

Kohli elated at ODI series win against Windies

India captain Virat Kohli has one eye on the ICC T20 World Cup but he is also looking beyond that, saying on Sunday that his team’s younger people will need to step up in the near future. Continue Reading

SC allows TN State Cricket Assn hold elections for office-bearers

The Supreme Court today allowed the Tamilnadu State Cricket Association to hold elections to elect office bearers but said the results will be subject to its decision.
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Kumble should be made chairman of selectors, says Sehwag

Never one to mince his words, former opener Virender Sehwag said BCCI needs to pay more for heading the selectors’ committee. The current selection panel, led by M S K Prasad, has faced a lot of flak for its being a lightweight with a cumulative experience of 13 Tests. Continue Reading

Cricket: Committee of Administrators to meet Friday in Delhi

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) is set to meet in the capital Friday, but it is likely to ignore reports of rift among the Indian cricketers. Continue Reading

We want to give Rahul, Rishabh game time: Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli wasn’t perturbed by his team’s shoddy batting performance in the first T20 International as he is looking to give more chances to youngsters KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant looking ahead at the World Cup in England. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu loses to Rajasthan in U-23 cricket

Rajasthan defeated Tamilnadu by seven wickets in the BCCI Men (Under-23) Elite ‘A&B’ One-Dayers at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. TN was bowled out for 233 in 48.4 overs. Continue Reading

To play or not to play

There are even a few sportspersons who want India to sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates, in particular Pakistan. BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has already written to the International Cricket Council (ICC) in this regard. Continue Reading