Warner apologises for ‘stain on the game’

March 29, 2018

In his first public statement since the ball-tampering scandal occurred, David Warner has apologised for the part he played in bringing cricket to disrepute. “To cricket fans in Australia and all over the world: I am currently on my way to Sydney. Mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket. I apologise for my part and take responsibility for it. I understand the distress this has caused to the sport…


IPL 2018: Indian Premier League opening ceremony moved to April 7

March 21, 2018

The opening ceremony of Indian Premier League will be held at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on April 7, confirmed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sources. “The opening ceremony was earlier planned for April 6, but was later changed,” said the sources. The decision, reportedly, has been taken at the behest of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators. The opening game will see defending champions Mumbai Indians take on…


BCCI hikes top cricketer salaries to Rs7 crore from Rs2 crore

March 8, 2018

New Delhi: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin found themselves relegated from the top-paid bracket with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday introducing an A+ category in the central contracts for which only five players, including skipper Virat Kohli, were picked. The batting troika of Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan along with pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were…


IPL 2018: BCCI finally gives green signal to DRS

February 28, 2018

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finally given a green signal to Decision Review System (DRS) for IPL 2018. After this decision, DRS which is used in international cricket for some time now, will make its debut in the Indian Premier League this year. This comes as an interesting development as BCCI has always maintained a stubborn stance against DRS, insisting that it is foolproof. In…


Nidahas Trophy: When was the last India headed for a limited-overs series without Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni?

February 27, 2018

New Delhi: Not one, not two, but six. Yes six cricketers, who have been quite regular in their appearance for India in the limited-overs scenario, have been rested for upcoming Tri-nation Twenty20 International series — Nidahas Trophy 2018. With the announcement of the 15-member squad on Sunday, what came as a bit of a surprise for most cricket fans was the absence of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, together. Even during…


IPL 2018 Schedule, fixtures, time table, match list: Full list of Indian Premier League games

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February 16, 2018

IPL 2018 Schedule: The Indian Cricket ‘mahasangram’ is back! The Indian Premier League in its tenth edition will kick off in the iconic Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai on April 7. And what will be interesting to see is the defending champions Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians will take on the reappearing champion MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the opening game of the IPL 2018. The final of the tournament, which will…


Tax issue can lead to Champions Trophy 2021 moving out of India

February 10, 2018

The ICC Champions Trophy, scheduled to be held in India in 2021, could find a new venue in case the Indian board fails to find a way to get tax exemption for the tournament. In a meeting held in Dubai on Friday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) board members directed the ICC management ‘to explore alternative host countries’ in a similar time zone for the ICC Champions Trophy 2021 if…


Virat Kohli Equals Sourav Ganguly’s Record Of Most Tons As India Captain

February 2, 2018

Virat Kohli further enhanced his reputation as a ‘chase master’ as he smashed his 33rd hundred to lead India to a six-wicket victory over South Africa in the first cricket one-dayer as India chased down the target of 270 with 4.3 overs to spare. Kohli struck 112 off 119 balls with the help of 10 boundaries and put on 189 runs for the third wicket with Ajinkya Rahane (79 runs…


IPL auction 2018: Full list of players sold and unsold

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January 27, 2018

IPL auction 2018: The wait is over and IPL auction 2018 players list is finally out. This year a total of 1122 players had registered for the IPL auction 2018 out of which 578 were selected to go under the hammer on Bengaluru during January 27 and 28. This year, a total of 16 players were placed on the marquee list with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Among the…


WATCH:CSK release video of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja signing new contracts

January 5, 2018

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is back to flaunt the yellow color in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Ahead of the mega auctions for IPL 2018, the Player Retention event has already become the cynosure of the cricketing spectrum, as well as the social media. Making a comeback into the coveted tournament, Chennai Super Kings has already hogged the limelight after the franchise retained Chennai’s time served trio: MSD, Suresh Raina,…


Income tax exemption limit on medical reimbursement not enough, needs to be hiked

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December 19, 2017

The current limit of medical reimbursement is outdated and unrealistic, and in no way representative of the expenses actually incurred by us on medical treatment. With the advancement in the fields of technology and medicine, it is almost possible to cure any kind of diseases that may come due to stretched working hours, job stress, environmental factors and other genetic issues. Most of us spend substantial part of our salaries…


IPL 2018: Disclose 13 names allegedly involved in IPL spot-fixing, Anurag Thakur to SC

November 23, 2017

Thakur said in an interview that the Indian cricket board should have been more strict in penalising the cricketers who were found guilty Former BCCI President Anurag Thakur has made a big revelation in the context of 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing. Thakur stated that there were 13 names allegedly involved in this illegal activity and all of them should be disclosed. All the names were submitted to the apex…