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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cricket

Shastri Appointment Approved But No Decision On Dravid, Zaheer

New Delhi (PTI): The Committee of Administrators (CoA) today said the Indian cricket team's support staff will be recruited after consultation with head coach Ravi Shastri by July 22, effectively putting on hold Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid's appointments. In a meeting attended by CoA members Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, the CoA approved the appointment of...

Whether Captain Or 12th Man: Rahane Says No Ego, No Insecurity

New Delhi (PTI): From leading the pack to carrying drinks, Ajinkya Rahane has done it all and the Indian batsman says ego and insecurity never came in the way when he went from captain to 12th man in a matter of months. Rahane was the captain during India's series winning Test against Australia at Dharamsala. However, in the Champions Trophy, he...

Under Pressure India Face NZ In Virtual Quarterfinal

Derby (PTI): Their confidence on a low after two consecutive defeats, India face a do-or-die situation when they take on New Zealand in what can be termed as a virtual quarterfinal of the ICC Women's World Cup here tomorrow. Hanging on to fourth spot on the points table, a loss tomorrow will shatter India's semifinal hopes. After starting the tournament on...

No Decision On Coach Yet, CAC Still Deliberating: BCCI

New Delhi (PTI): The BCCI today denied reports that Ravi Shastri has been appointed coach of the Indian cricket team, saying that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) was still deliberating on the matter. Amid media frenzy that Shastri has been named coach till the 2019 World Cup, BCCI Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary stated, "No decision has been made on appointment of new...

Ganguly :Virat Needs To Understand How Coaches Operate

Mumbai (PTI): Former India captain and CAC member Sourav Ganguly today sent out a terse message to Virat Kohli, saying the Indian captain will need to understand how coaches operate in the wake of his infamous fallout with Anil Kumble. The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman besides Ganguly, has put the appointment of next India coach...

BCCI Puts India Coach’s Appointment On Hold After Interviews

Mumbai (PTI): In a dramatic turn of events, the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) today decided to put the appointment of next India coach on hold despite completion of the interview process. The decision to withhold the appointment is a clear indication that Ravi Shastri is no longer a runaway favourite for the top job after Virender Sehwag appeared in...

Don’t Deserve To Win If Don’t Grab Chances: Kohli

Kingston in Jamaica (PTI): Skipper Virat Kohli was critical of India's performance, saying his team was sloppy with both the bat and ball and did not deserve to win against West Indies in the one-off T20. India posted 190-6 on a batting but Evin Lewis blasted an unbeaten 125 off 62 balls (12 sixes and 6 fours) as the reigning...

Ganguly Fans Want Metro Station In His Name

Kolkata (PTI): Sourav Ganguly fans have a special wish for the Behala boy on his 45th birthday -- to name the upcoming Metro station in his locality after the former India captain. Ganguly, who returned from a trip from England and Denmark, had a busy day in Mumbai but his fans awaited patiently outside his Behala Chowrasta residence till his return. "We...

Shastri Top Contender, Six To Be Interviewed

Mumbai (PTI): Former team director Ravi Shastri will be the front-runner when the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) meets here on Monday to scrutinise candidates for the high-profile job of Indian men's cricket team coach. For the record, BCCI received 10 CVs -- Shastri, Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Dodda Ganesh, Lalchand Rajput, Lance Klusener, Rakesh Sharma (Oman national team...

BCCI Wants Demarcation In roles of Secretary And CEO

Mumbai (PTI): The BCCI committee on Lodha Reforms today included demarcation of functions performed by honorary office-bearers and paid professionals to the list of reservations it has about the implementation of the Supreme Court order. The other three points are 'One State One Vote', Cooling off period of three years after every tenure and also doing away with 'Cooling off period'...

Ravi Shastri to Apply for India Cricket Team Coach Post.

Mumbai:Former Indian Team director Ravi Shastri has made up his mind to apply for the post of coach of Indian cricket team.He was the director of the team between 2014 to 2016,when he led India team to the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2015. Shastri was in the race for India Coach but Anil Kumble was preferred over...

Bumrah Rises To Second Place, Kohli Top-Ranked In T-20

Dubai(PTI): India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has risen to second in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings while skipper Virat Kohli has retained the top spot in the batsmen's list. There is no change in the top three of the all-rounders' table which is headed by Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh. Pakistan's ICC Champions Trophy-winning side's member Imad Wasim has become the number-one...

Kudos To Rahane: “He Allows Us To Play An Extra Bowler”, Says Kohli

Port of Spain In West Indies (PTI) : Team India skipper Virat Kohli praised centurion Ajinkya Rahane, saying his presence brings a balance to the side and allows him to play an extra bowler, which will come handy during the 2019 World Cup. Rahane blasted a 104-ball 103 -- studded with two sixes and 10 boundaries -- to power India to...

Sachin & Co Hail Indian Women Cricket Team’s Win In World Cup

New Delhi, Jun 25 (PTI) The Indian cricket fraternity has lauded the women's national team for starting its campaign in the ICC Women's World Cup on a winning note in the United Kingdom. India launched their campaign on Saturday with a comfortable 35-run win over hosts England, riding on superb batting display by the top-order, including skipper Mithali Raj and...