Motera

The perpetual politics of naming and renaming

Fairness demands that we acknowledge that the naming and name-changing game began long before the BJP-NDA came to power.

published on : 7th March 2021

Ahmedabad Test LIVE SCORE: England opt to bat, Mohammed Siraj replaces Jasprit Bumrah

For England, batsman Dan Lawrence replaced Stuart Broad while off-spinner Dom Bess came in place of Jofra Archer.

published on : 4th March 2021

England's rotation policy come under the microscope ahead of Ahmedabad Test

Captain Kohli says keeping workload and bubble life in mind, India ready with a roadmap to rotate players to keep them fresh

published on : 4th March 2021

Motera Test: With World Test Championship final in sight, India ready to cook England's goose 

Virat Kohli's men need at least a draw to maintain the current 2-1 scoreline to qualify for the Lord's final against New Zealand.

published on : 3rd March 2021

Former England player Michael Vaughan takes a dig at the pitch ahead of fourth Test

Vaughan has been quite vocal in his criticism of the pitches used in the series.

published on : 2nd March 2021

I am confused about moaning and groaning about pitch: Viv Richards slams critics of Indian tracks

The newly-laid Motera track in Ahmedabad became a subject of debate after India crushed England inside two days in the third Test to go 2-1 up in the four-match series.

published on : 1st March 2021

India vs England third Test: Australia spinner Nathan Lyon slams critics for 'crying' over Motera pitch

Nathan Lyon is baffled by all the hullabaloo over the Motera pitch, saying 'eryone seems to start crying' when the ball starts spinning.

published on : 28th February 2021

Motera likely to escape ICC 'Red Eye' as final Test pitch promises to be batting beauty

While India would be happy with a 3-1 margin, they will not require a result-oriented turner as a draw would suffice their purpose.

published on : 27th February 2021

We expected Motera wicket to hold up little longer than it did: England head coach Chris Silverwood

The likes of Sunil Gavaskar, however, credited the spinners rather than blaming the pitch.

published on : 26th February 2021

Motera Test: England looked like startled rabbits in second innings, says Nasser Hussain 

Joe Root and his men struggled on the spin-friendly Motera pitch, managing 112 and 81 in their two innings respectively.

published on : 26th February 2021

Putting the Motera stadium renaming in perspective

Neither did the progressive liberals nor left-leaning advocates of an egalitarian society cry foul then, so what’s the big deal now, the ruling party said.

published on : 26th February 2021

It's for ICC to decide whether Motera pitch is fit for purpose, not players: Joe Root

Root refused to blame the surface for England's batting woes after the team folded for 112 and 81 in its two innings.

published on : 25th February 2021

Motera Stadium: Yechury joins meme fest, says it's a 'pawri' of cronies

The government said the name change involves only the Motera stadium and the sports complex where it is located will continue to be named after Sardar Patel.

published on : 25th February 2021

India vs England: Motera pitch comes under scrutiny again as spinners make hay

The ground-staff was summoned onto the pitch in only the fifth over of the second day's play and again later to sweep the dust created around the bowlers' footholds.

published on : 25th February 2021

Only Motera stadium renamed after PM Modi, complex still has Sardar Patel's name, clarifies Vijay Rupani

Hitting out at Congress, he said, "We are building a sports complex on a 233-acre land and have named it as Sardar Patel Sports Complex..."

published on : 25th February 2021
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