Free Press Journal
  • ICC does not have power to pursue BCCI: Wasim Akram

    Karachi: Former Pakistan seamer Wasim Akram has reflected that International Cricket Council (ICC) is powerless in front of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as it cannot foster a deal between the latter and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a bilateral series. “I don’t think ICC has the power to pursue BCCI, but again I have always said people to people contact is necessary. Politics and sport should be separate,”

  • BCCI challenges NADA’s dope jurisdiction

    New Delhi : In a stern response to India’s anti-doping body NADA, the BCCI has said that government body has no jurisdiction to conduct dopes tests on Indian cricketers.

  • Picked initially, Hardik Pandya now rested citing workload

    New Delhi : Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya was on Friday rested from the first two Test matches against Sri Lanka with the BCCI citing “heavy workload” as the reason despite his selection in the squad initially.

  • Lodha report has destroyed cricket: Sharad Pawar

    Mumbai : NCP chief and former BCCI president Sharad Pawar on Thursday alleged that the Lodha Committee report has “definitely destroyed” cricket.

  • Spectators barred from entering Palam ground

    New Delhi : The Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) has barred general spectators from entering the Airforce ground, a day after an intruder drove his car onto the pitch during the Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

  • Manipur bowl 94 wides, Nagaland 42 at BCCI meet

    New Delhi : An astounding 136 wide balls were bowled during a BCCI U-19 women’s one-day match between Nagaland and Manipur being played at Dhanbad on Wednesday.

  • BCCI draft constitution submitted in Supreme Court

    New Delhi: A draft constitution of the BCCIwas submitted in the Supreme Court in a sealed cover today, incorporating suggestions of the Justice R M Lodha panel on reforms in the cash-rich cricket body. Also, the apex court, which had summoned BCCI office-bearers C K Khanna, Amitabh Choudhary, and Aniruddh Chaudhry for allegedly coming in the way of the preparations of the draft constitution, took note of their personal appearance today and

  • Draft constitution of BCCI submitted in SC

    New Delhi : A draft constitution of the BCCI was submitted in the Supreme Court in a sealed cover on Monday, incorporating suggestions of the Justice R M Lodha panel on reforms in the cash-rich cricket body.

  • BCCI unlikely to cave in to NADA pressure, meeting on Nov 3

    New Delhi : The BCCI brass will soon have a meeting to chalk out a plan to deal with mounting pressure from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) that wants Virat Kohli and Co under its ambit.

  • Swing with extra pace is secret to my success: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

    Kanpur : In-form India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says not losing the ability to swing the ball despite adding extra pace to his armoury has made him a much better bowler than what he was two years ago.

  • ICC ACU top official Richardson questions Pandurang Salgaonkar

    New Delhi : The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU)’s co-ordinator of investigations Steve Richardson on Thursday reached Pune to probe the alleged pitch-fixing controversy, involving ousted curator Pandurang Salgaonkar.

  • Can Virat Kohli realistically break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most ODI tons?

    Indian cricket has always been a trendsetter when it comes to milestone — from the days of Sunil Gavaskar reaching 10,000 runs to scoring 34  centuries in Test cricket to Kapil Dev becoming the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket to India’s master blaster Sachin Tendulkar scoring hundred hundreds in international cricket. Indian cricketers and public are obsessed with records and sometimes it is given too much importance than it should get

  • Can Virat Kohli supersede BCCI and selectors over playing for India?

    Indian cricket team and its captain Virat Kohli is in the news, again! The team which focusses on on-field performances sometimes inadvertently finds itself in news for off-field buzz. The team, which is run by the richest board in the world i.e. BCCI is currently playing New Zealand in a short series and on Wednesday won against Kiwis at Pune to square the three match one-day series 1-1. Virat Kohli, who

  • Underpaid curators soft targets for bookies: Venkat Sundaram

    New Delhi : A curator falling to the lure of corrupt money doesn’t come as a surprise to former BCCI pitch committee chairman Venkat Sundaram, who says “underpaid groundsmen” are vulnerable to such approaches.