Pink Ball
Cricket  /  Published 23.11.19

History in the making

I felt I had entered a film studio. The image before my eyes was pristine — a composite of gleaming set pieces, with each component resting seamlessly in its designated place. The hazy late autumn s...
By Priyam Marik in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 18.11.19

Changes likely in Bangla XI

The thrashing Bangladesh got in the first Test here makes their task tougher, going into the historic Day-Night pink-ball game at the Eden.However, after the game here got over in just three days, the...
By Sayak Banerjee in Indore

Cricket  /  Published 28.11.19

Living Bridge — Living the Dream

My vision of the ‘Living Bridge’ between the United Kingdom and India is of a thick cord of the finest silk. Each brilliantly coloured strand is a separate element, exquisite and beautiful in its ...
By Nick Low in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.11.19

A pink chapter in history gets scripted

Bonyera boney sundar, shishura matrikroreyAr Eden sundar jonotay bhorey. (The wild are beautiful in the wild and babies in mothers’ laps/ And Eden is beautiful when filled with people). The truth of...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

Sports  /  Published 24.11.19

Turnout pleases Sourav

The first-ever pink-ball Test in India has been held successfully, but BCCI president Sourav Ganguly feels Test cricket is still about the red ball. “I would like to thank the people for coming to t...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta


Sports  /  Published 23.11.19

Hardly a Test, more like child’s play for Kohli & Co.

Sourav Ganguly described Virat Kohli as “a run machine” after the current India captain added yet another century to his ever-growing list on Saturday. “His batting has been truly fantastic. He...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.11.19

Stadium debut for mom

A woman in her late 60s was walking through the bamboo barricades towards Gate 2 of the Eden Gardens on Saturday afternoon.She was clad in a pink kameez and was carrying a Tricolour headband. The woma...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.11.19

Dejected Bangla duo leave early, miss fightback bid

By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 22.11.19

Bridged: Distance from ‘apni’ to ‘tumi’

A proposal was indeed mooted to bridge a hypothetical distance but there was not a word on whether the real river came up and was crossed.“Apni amake ‘apni’ bolben na, ‘tumi’ bolben. ‘Apni...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Hasina coming only for cricket

It is far more than a game, this cricket. Cricket chronicler Sir John Frederick Neville Cardus’s sage remark sums up the mood in Dhaka hours before the first pink ball is bowled at the Eden Gardens ...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta


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