Free Press Journal
  • BCCI acting president CK Khanna’s wife to contest DDCA elections

    New Delhi:  Shashi Khanna, the wife of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna, will contest the upcoming Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) elections. Shashi,64, has filed her nomination for the post of vice-president and will contest on June 30.

  • Confirmed! No county stint for injured Virat Kohli, fitness test on June 15

    New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli‘s much-hyped participation in English County Championship was today ruled out due to a neck injury, throwing his meticulously planned build-up for the tour of UK into disarray. Kohli will require a three-week rehabilitation to recover from the injury, the BCCI said.

  • Eves excited ahead of historic exhibition match

    Mumbai : Stage is set for a historical IPL exhibition match between Trailblazers led by Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur’s Supernovas at the Wankhede Stadium here today and players believe it would be a stepping stone for the launch of a women’s T20 league in the country.

  • BCCI unhappy over KP’s selection for Pataudi memorial lecture

    Mumbai: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has expressed his disappointment after former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was roped in to deliver annual MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture during its awards function, which is to be held in Bengaluru on June 12.

  • Gautam Gambhir: BCCI has not done “enough” to market Test cricket

    New Delhi: The BCCI may have created extremely popular and successful Indian Premier League (IPL) but the Indian board has not done “enough” to market Test cricket, revered by the purists, says former India opener Gautam Gambhir. Known for his straight talking, the two-time World Cup winner put forth his point in presence of CoA chief Vinod Rai and CEO Rahul Johri.

  • D/N Test: ‘India acted ‘selfishly’ feels Waugh

    Melbourne : Australian batting great Mark Waugh feels India have acted “selfishly” by refusing to play a Day-Night Test during their tour Down Under later this year. “It’s a little bit selfish from India’s point of view because we need to revitalise Test cricket,” Waugh was quoted as saying by ‘Big Sports Breakfast’ show on a local radio station here.

  • Shashank Manohar re-elected unopposed to serve second term as ICC chairman

    Dubai: Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar will expectedly serve a second term as the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council after he was elected unopposed by the governing body’s Board. Manohar, who became the first independent ICC Chairman in 2016, will continue for a second two-year term following his unopposed election.

  • Disappointing that India refused to play D-N Test: Ian

    New Delhi : Indian cricket board’s approach of win at all costs without looking at the bigger picture by refusing to play a Day-Night Test match against Australia is extremely disappointing, feels former captain Ian Chappell.

  • India can win day-night Test: Sourav Ganguly

    Kolkata : The BCCI may have ruled out playing a day-night Test when the Indian team tours Australia later this year, but former captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday termed the pink-ball contest as the future of cricket which the country will have to embrace some day.

  • After BCCI’s refusal, Australia to host Sri Lanka in day/night Test

    Melbourne: A day after the BCCI poured cold water on their tradition of hosting a day/night Test at Adelaide, Cricket Australia on Tuesday confirmed playing Sri Lanka in a pink ball match at the Gabba in Brisbane early next year. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had on Monday written to the CA refusing to play under lights after which the Australian board confirmed

  • India’s tour of Australia: Cricket Australia confirms Adelaide Test will be a day affair

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia today confirmed that the Adelaide Test against India will not be a day-night affair after the latter expressed reservations over playing with pink ball.   The current ICC Playing Conditions stipulate that a day-night Test match can be held only “with the agreement of the visiting Board”.

  • No D/N Test in Australia: BCCI

    New Delhi : The BCCI has officially informed Cricket Australia that India will not play any Day/Night Test match on their tour Down Under at the end of this year. While Cricket Australia were insistent on having a pink ball Test, which has been a convention for all touring teams for the past few years but the Indian board has made it clear that they will not deviate from the traditonal red-ball

  • Iyer may replace Virat Kohli for Afghan Test

    Bengaluru : Virat Kohli’s maiden county sojourn might pave the way for Shreyas Iyer’s entry into the Indian squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan starting June 14, when the national selection committee meets to pick a host of squads here on Tuesday. Kohli, who will be playing for Surrey for the entire month of June, will also miss the two T20 Internationals against Ireland in Dublin at the end of that

  • India vs Australia D/N Test: CA says India reluctant because they want to win; BCCI asks, ‘so what?’

    New Delhi/Melbourne: Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland today said India’s refusal to play a day-night Test during the series later this year is driven by a desperation to win Down Under even as the BCCI stayed firm in its rejection of the proposed match. Sutherland feels that it is CA’s prerogative to decide on the pink ball Test against India at Adelaide from December 6-10 but BCCI Committee