India to play first ODI against Aussies tomorrow

Rahul was unlikely to get a go owing to both his poor form and the presence of a well-settled opening pair in Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. The bigger question though is regarding Pandya’s absence, for the all-rounder provides crucial balance to the ODI side with his ability to bowl 10 overs as well as bat in the middle order. Continue Reading

Pant has technical issues in keeping wickets: Engineer

Rishabh Pant might have created a new record for an Indian wicket keeper by taking 11 catches in a Test in Australia, but former stumper Farokh Engineer says the Delhi youngster has a lot of technical problems in his primary job, while praising the left hander’s batting heroics. Continue Reading

Govt announces cash incentives for medal winners in Asiad

The Tamilnadu government today announced cash incentives for four sportspersons from the state who won medals in the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia. Chief Minister K Palaniswami lauded athlete Arokia Rajiv, member of the silver medal-winning 4X400m mixed relay team for his feat and announced Rs 30 lakh cash incentive. Continue Reading

Jolly Rovers defeat MCC by eight wickets

Jolly Rovers’ captain M Kaushik Gandhi claimed his maiden five-wicket haul as his team defeated MCC by eight wickets in the VA Parthasarathy memorial trophy on Tuesday. Kaushik returned impressive figures of five for 44 to restrict MCC to 205. Rovers reached the target with more than five overs remaining. Continue Reading

Murali helps Triplicane win

V Murali hit an unbeaten 112 to help his team Triplicane United Club to a six-wicket win over Vepery Cricket Club in the TNCA lower division league. Vepery CC was bowled out for 200 in 47.2 overs as H Senthil Kumar took four for 24. In reply, Triplicane United Club chased down the score in 32.3 overs. Continue Reading

SC modifies BCCI ‘one state, one vote’ policy

The Supreme Court modified its earlier order on the ‘one state, one vote’ policy for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) members today and granted permanent membership of the board to the cricket associations of Mumbai, Saurashtra, Vadodara and Vidarbha. Continue Reading