The BCCI’s Committee of Administrators will need to speed up on challenges on many fronts
India and Australia now pick upthe thread of their keen cricket rivalry
The Supreme Court has named a four-member Committee of Administrators to run the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India as part of a continuing judicial exercise to reform the way the body is administering the game.
In times to come, 2017 will be remembered by tennis fans as the year the Australian Open went retro. For, it featured the big-stage revival of two of the sport’s most storied rivalries.
Few would have picked Gujarat to win the Ranji Trophy when the domestic season began. It is not one of Indian cricket’s traditional powerhouses
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is regarded as one of the country’s most dashing cricketers, but his flamboyance is founded, almost ironically, on an inexplicably cool and calculated head.
A thousand akharas are blooming in Haryana as the State promises to nurture girls inspired by the Phogats and Sakshi Maliks, reports Damini Nath
While the stories of women wrestlers may well help create a more equal society, they are often satisfying ends to what at the outset was driven by pure love of sport
The BCCI’s biggest achievement in many ways is its biggest downfall — success, clout and profitability
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has only itself to blame for its present predicament. Its president and secretary have been removed for defying the Supreme Court’s order to accept reforms suggested by a court-appointed committee.
A day after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) named its former chiefs Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala as Honorary Life Presidents, the backlash against their appointments continued, from both the media and the government.
R Ashwin has never been one to hide his ambition. When his international career was still young, Ashwin said in an interview that he wanted to dominate the game.
Cricket administration in India, and perhaps sports administration as such, appears to be headed for complete and irreversible reform.
India’s emphatic innings-and-36-run victory over England at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium has effectively broken a jinx.
It is disconcerting that the administrative affairs of Indian cricket should continue to be embroiled in controversy in the midst of a packed and interesting home season.
With his latest novel ‘Selection Day’, Aravind Adiga has held up the mirror to our national religion, cricket, finding many areas of darknesses.
The BCCI might seek other options, including perhaps the support of a sports legislation that could address overlapping issues and be less restrictive
The Lodha Committee’s status report, highlighting how the Board of Control for Cricket in India has failed to adopt the recommended administrative reforms, has left the game’s officials in a quandary.
Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, circa 1987. A snake pit of a pitch. Iqbal Qasim and Tauseef Ahmed, of whom we didn’t hear much before or after, were lapping up wickets as only South Asian dust-bowl sp
Milestones are curious things in cricket. Round numbers — such as fifty, the century, ten-wicket hauls and career runs in multiples of 1000 allow a measure of achievement in a sport.