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Posers on Ranji Trophy format

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), while still being busy scratching its head to somehow accomm...

When Gundappa Viswanath was ‘hurt’

Gundappa Viswanath on Saturday revealed that he was “very, very hurt” after his distinguished career came ...
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Untold story of helicopter shot

Sushant Singh Rajput couldn’t play like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but he played Dhoni well.It was quite a transi...

‘Centurion’ Raiji departs

Vasant Raiji, who was India’s oldest first-class cricketer at 100, died here in the wee hours of Saturday. R...

Shahid Afridi tests positive for Covid-19

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Saturday said he has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the first...

No loan link to tour: West Indies

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s $3 million loan to Cricket West Indies (CWI) was more of a helping h...

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Cricket  /  Published 03.07.20

Smith, AB tough to bowl at: Kuldeep

Australia’s Steve Smith and retired South African batsman AB de Villiers are the two batsmen Team India leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav finds most challenging to contain.  Yadav, who went throu...
By PTI in New Delhi

Cricket  /  Published 02.07.20

'Batsman like no other'

Sir Garry Sobers too paid rich tributes from his Barbados residence. “Well, indeed he was one of the greatest cricketers of all time, though I would not like to get into comparisons. He was alr...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 02.07.20

Weekes a true icon: Richards

The cricket fraternity paid glowing tributes to Everton Weekes, who died on Wednesday at the age of 95. Viv Richards, one of the greatest to have played the game and who too hails from the Caribbean,...
By Our bureau & Agencies in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 02.07.20

Master of grace & brute force

It was fitting that Everton FC won their crucial English Premier League tie against Leicester City on Wednesday. Soon after the match ended with the Toffees winning 2-1, news broke that the West Indie...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 02.07.20

ICC berth pangs as Manohar quits

Shashank Manohar, the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s first independent chairman, has stepped down after two tenures at the world governing body. Deputy chairman Imran Khawaja will act in ...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 01.07.20

Everton Weekes no more

Everton Weekes, the West Indies legend whose two hundreds in the Calcutta Test of 1948 were among his world record of five consecutive centuries, passed away in Barbados on Wednesday. He was 95. Week...
By Agencies in Bridgetown

Cricket  /  Published 01.07.20

Umpires’ ‘new normal’

Nitin Menon, the youngest member in the ICC elite panel of umpires, considers the Ashes series as the ultimate challenge but he says the biggest challenge in prevailing circumstances is to ensure that...
By PTI in New Delhi

Cricket  /  Published 30.06.20

Aaron Finch in awe of Virat Kohli

“The pressure of playing for India is one, but also leading India is another and the way he (Kohli) has done it, so consistently for a long time. And taking over from (MS) Dhoni — the lead...
By PTI in Mumbai

Cricket  /  Published 30.06.20

Nitin Menon on ICC elite umpire panel

India’s Nitin Menon on Monday became the youngest member to be included in the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s elite panel of umpires, replacing England’s Nigel Llong for the 2...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 29.06.20

Flu or Covid-19? the Botham puzzle

Cricket legend Ian Botham has claimed he got infected by Covid-19 early this year, but mistook it for “a bad case of flu”.  The contagious disease has infected over 10 million people ...
By PTI in London


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