Pradeep Magazine

Crisis teaching sports meaning of its existence

Yet one must live and lead a normal life, within the restrictions prescribed, to face a world which even in the best of times is uncertain and indefinite.

23 Mar 2020

IPL above virus threat in BCCI book baffling

Today the whole world is quarantined, millions have become willing prisoners in their homes and each day fears that the coronavirus pandemic may take a worse turn is stalking the world.

13 Mar 2020

Rise of women cricketers despite disparity praiseworthy

In a society wrecked by divisions, hierarchies and deep-rooted gender biases, the rise of the marginalised is to be celebrated.

09 Mar 2020

It’s time Kohli stops playing the victim

The glorious uncertainties of cricket is a cliché which has stood the test of time in a sport that can be an unpredictable game of snakes and ladders that never ceases to surprise.

29 Feb 2020

It’s time to share, not accumulate

Ganguly and BCCI should be sympathetic towards struggling cricket nations instead of demanding more money for Big Three from world body

19 Feb 2020

Match-fixing: Hansie Cronje's partner in crime Sanjeev Chawla is here, but what next?

Despite cricket's popularity, the blot on its integrity has left an everlasting stain that no amount of whitewashing has been able to obliterate.

15 Feb 2020

Early signs of all-conquering team

After stunning performance in the T20Is, Test series win in New Zealand will show that Kohli’s India can be a dominant side in different conditions.

06 Feb 2020

Board back to playing old games, president leading the show

Going by what has transpired since the new set of office-bearers took over following the Lodha panel reforms, it is back to the same old business of a coterie taking all decisions.

30 Jan 2020

Bapu Nadkarni: Unsung pioneer behind India’s spin revolution

Bapu Nadkarni's passing away was the right time for us to dust our statistical archives and remind the cricket community of this astonishing feat.

22 Jan 2020

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

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