The Curious case of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s international absence

It was in the month of July last year that Dhoni played for India in the World Cup in England.

13 Jan 2020

Reducing duration of Tests not the solution

Format needs context and ways to draw bigger audiences, but ICC’s proposal for four-day games may prove counterproductive

06 Jan 2020

Virat Kohli keeps the blue flag flying high

If Gavaskar & Tendulkar happened to be the best of their times, India skipper is now stamping his authority and on course to become nation’s greatest of this era

30 Dec 2019

Telling silence of the sports community

Sportspersons in India have mostly remained silent spectators to political upheavals in the country and have always erred on the side of caution.

23 Dec 2019

A board with little time to hear out player body

Malhotra was elected unanimously to a body formed after the Lodha reforms mandated that players should find their voice and representation in decision-making in the Indian board.

12 Dec 2019

Old fears resurface in arrival of new

Plan to change key clauses including cooling-off suggests not much has changed in BCCI in terms of mentality of officials.

01 Dec 2019

Day light gap between teams big worry

Despite the success of pink ball Test in India, it remains to be seen if Kohli & Co will take a chance against stronger opposition as they miss out on home advantage

27 Nov 2019

Strange incidents and curious links

Conducted with ICC’s permission & featuring big names, Abu Dhabi T10 League has elements to attract bookies

19 Nov 2019

Addressing corruption not BCCI’s priority

Busy devaluing Supreme Court order on Lodha reforms, Ganguly & Co hardly have time to look at fixing menace

13 Nov 2019

Fixing approaches should be India’s biggest worry

Sourav Ganguly compared his becoming the board president with his being appointed captain, both at a crisis time for cricket.

04 Nov 2019

Fixing approaches should be India’s biggest worry

Shakib is an endearing figure in world cricket and has performed exceptionally well in all formats of the game.

04 Nov 2019

Novelty yes, may not be the lifeline

Ganguly’s initiative to host day-night Test praiseworthy, but longest format demands better teams and competition rather than just an image makeover

31 Oct 2019

Hope Ganguly pursues administrative agenda fearlessly and transparently

Today, when he has become the top cricketing administrator of the country, these questions swirl in the mind.

21 Oct 2019

First power play: Expectations high of cricketers in control room

Indian cricket players may be well looked after financially, especially those who make it to the top, but the lower rung is beset with many problems which will need addressing.

14 Oct 2019

Players get raw deal, but officials exploit conflict of interest loopholes

On one hand, we have members of the board spread across state units who elect office-bearers for smooth administrative functioning.

07 Oct 2019