Free Press Journal
  • BCCI hires Dubai-based law firm for ICC hearing

    New Delhi : A day before India meet Pakistan on the cricket pitch, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) geared for an off-the-field battle with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by hiring a Dubai-based law firm and a British lawyer for next month’s ICC hearing on the compensation claim filed by the PCB.

  • Pakistan skipper on India’s schedule: Rules should be same for all teams

    Dubai : Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed Tuesday expressed his displeasure at the Indian team playing all its Asia Cup matches in Dubai while the others are being made to shuttle between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. India were to play two matches in Abu Dhabi but the schedule was tweaked to allow Rohit Sharma’s men to play all their matches in Dubai.

  • Asia Cup 2018: Broadcaster can’t decide on national team selection, BCCI tells ACC on Virat Kohli’s absence

    New Delhi: Indian captain Virat Kohli’s absence from Asia Cup has got BCCI into a head on collision with Asian Cricket Council after broadcasters Star expressed their displeasure. The BCCI, however, in a tersely worded reply to Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has made it clear that neither them nor broadcasters have any say in national team selection matters.

  • Australia open to more tour matches against India

    Melbourne : Cricket Australia (CA) has responded positively to India coach Ravi Shastri’s request for more warm-up matches ahead of their Test series Down Under later this year.

  • India-Pakistan clash in spotlight

    Dubai : Virat Kohli’s absence might have taken some sheen off it but the general excitement surrounding Indo-Pak encounters will be the USP of the six-nation Asia Cup starting Saturday with a Bangladesh-Sri Lanka clash here.

  • CoA may discuss England tour with coach Shastri

    New Delhi : The Committee of Administrators (CoA) in all likelihood will have a discussion with chief coach Ravi Shastri on Indian team’s below par show in England.

  • Vijay to play for Essex in County

    New Delhi : Senior India opener Murali Vijay will be playing three matches for Essex in the final phase of the division one of English County Championship, the BCCI announced on Saturday. Essex county has also confirmed the development on the club’s official website.

  • Bihar CA suspends son of IPL petitioner for 2 years

    New Delhi : The Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) has handed a two-year suspension to original IPL petitioner Aditya Verma’s son Lakhan Raja for alleged participation in an unsanctioned tournament as well as a corporate tournament, without prior approval.

  • India to play first Test against WI on October 4

    New Delhi : India will begin its seven-week home series against the West Indies with a Test match at Rajkot on October 4, less than a week after the completion of the Asia Cup. The BCCI on Tuesday announced the fixtures of the home series against West Indies which will culminate on November 11.

  • MCA to soon register its ‘new’ constitution

    Mumbai : The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will soon be registering its ‘new’ constitution that incorporates the Lodha Committee reforms with the Charity Commissioner, a top official said Monday.

  • BCCI condoles demise of former first class Indian cricketer Gopal Bose

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) condoled the demise of former Bengal opener and captain Gopal Bose who passed away in Birmingham on Sunday. Reportedly, Bose was in London on a visit when a long-standing kidney ailment resurfaced.

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    BCCI moves Quadrangular Series out of Vijayawada due to continuous rains

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday shifted its Quadrangular series to Alur and Bengaluru after the first two fixtures of the series were called off due to continuous rains and poor ground conditions in Mulapadu, Vijayawada.

  • BCCI hands over hosting rights fo Asia Cup to UAE

    Dubai : The decks were finally cleared on Friday for the Asia Cup as BCCI officially handed over its hosting rights to the Emirates Cricket Board. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board signed an agreement today for the United Arab Emirates to host the 2018 edition of the Asia Cup,” the BCCI stated in a release.

  • BCCI condoles demise of Ajit Wadekar

    New Delhi : The BCCI on Thursday condoled the demise of former captain Ajit Wadekar, calling him the “renaissance man” of Indian cricket whose departure has left a big void. Wadekar, who led India to their first overseas Test series wins in England and the West Indies, passed away Wednesday night after prolonged illness. He was 77. Wadekar is survived by his wife Rekha, two sons and a daughter.

  • Ajit Wadekar Passes Away: Team India pays tribute to former captain in England

    After the demise of former captain Ajit Wadekar the whole Indian team paid tribute to him in Nottingham. Wadekar was 77 years old when he died on Monday and wishes have been pouring in since. Earlier today BCCI tweeted a photo of Indian team, holding a two-minute silence to condole Ajit’s death. Indian team is in Nottinghamshire preparing for the third Test against England.