Free Press Journal
  • BCCI nominated MS Dhoni for Padma Bhushan award, the third highest civilian award

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket board has nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country’s third highest civilian award — the Padma Bhushan — for his contribution to the game. A senior BCCI official confirmed that the Board has only sent one name for the Padma awards this year and it was a unanimous decision to nominate India’s most successful captain.

  • Watch video: ‘Cool’ MS Dhoni furiously stares at Kedar Jadhav after surviving run-out scare

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced yet another magical innings to dig India out of a massive hole and inspire the team to a 26-run (D/L) win over the Aussies in the first ODI of the five-match series at Chennai. And also became the fourth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and Sourav Ganguly to score a 100 fifties in International cricket. However, things could have been different if the visitors

  • I lost out on coach post as I had no setting: Virender Sehwag

    New Delhi: Virender Sehwag on Friday said that he missed out on becoming the Indian cricket team’s chief coach for the lack of patronage from the powers that be in the BCCI and will not apply for the position again. Sehwag lost out to Ravi Shastri, who was touted as the choice of skipper Virat Kohli — an appointment that was not unanimous with former India captain Sourav Ganguly, a member of the Cricket

  • Ashwin, Jadeja told that wrist spinners being tried: VVS Laxman

    New Delhi: Former India batsman VVS Laxman does not see anything unusual in R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja being rested from the upcoming series against Australia as he believes the selection panel has “communicated” to them, its decision to try young spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.

  • NE states set to play Ranji from next year

    The six states Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh met Vinod Rai for one and a half hour with plea of taking part as a combined unit this season. However, they were assured that by next season they would be part of Ranji Trophy while they will play as separate states in the age group categories (U-16, U-19 And U-23) from this season onwards.

  • BCCI releases first ever players’ handbook

    The book, foreworded by former India captain Rahul Dravid, has 10 sections covering topics ranging from money management to injury management.

  • India vs New Zealand 2017: Full ODI and T20I fixtures, schedule, venues

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yesterday announced the schedule of the upcoming home series against New Zealand comprising three ODIs and as many Twenty20 Internationals. The series will start on October 22 in Mumbai, just over a week after the conclusion of Australia’s tour of India. India had last hosted Kiwis for a five match ODI series in 2016 which the former won 4-1. New Zealand will play

  • BCCI announces fixtures of Aus, NZ series

    New Delhi : Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram will host their first international matches — T20 games — as the BCCI today announced the schedule of India’s home series against Australia and New Zealand beginning later this month.

  • India Vs Australia 2017: Here’s the full schedule for ODIs and T20Is. Check it out

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had on September 6 announced the full schedule of India-Australia limited overs series, which starts on September 17 in Chennai. The visitors will play five ODIs and three T20Is on the tour. Chennai, Kolkata, Indore, Bengaluru and Nagpur are the cities for ODI contests while Ranchi, Guwahati and Hyderabad have been picked up for T20s.

  • India vs Sri Lanka: India are a ruthless side with immense work ethics, says Nic Pothas

    Colombo: Sri Lanka interim coach Nic Pothas believes India are a ruthless side and his team needs to learn from the work ethic created by skipper Virat Kohli. India completed a tour sweep yesterday by winning the lone T20I match by six wickets. The visitors had previously swept the Test series 3-0 and the ODI series 5-0.

  • India-Oz series as per old rules

    New Delhi : The upcoming India-Australia series, scheduled from September 17 to October 13, will be played as per existing by-laws of the game despite new ICC rules coming into effect from September 28.

  • India vs England: Complete schedule, fixtures, venues, dates for 2018 tour

    The England Cricket Board on Tuesday confirmed that Team India will be touring the country for three match T20I series that will be followed by a three-match ODI series and will be concluded with a five-match Test series. India too had hosted England schedule in the 2016-17, with the only difference being that it started with the Test series and was followed by the ODI and T20I series.

  • Star India bags IPL media rights for Rs 16,347.50 crore

    Mumbai: Star India today completed its virtual monopoly of cricket broadcast by winning the coveted Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights for a whopping 16,347.50 crore (USD 2.55 billion) for the next five years.

  • ‘IPL media rights auction could be historic’

    The notable companies that have picked up tender document are Star India, Amazon Seller Services, Followon Interactive Media, Taj TV India, Sony Pictures Networks, Times Internet, Supersport International, Reliance Jio Digital, Gulf DTH FZ LLC, GroupM Media, beIN, Econet Media, SKY UK, ESPN Digital Media, BTG Legal Services, BT PLC, Twitter, Facebook Inc, BamTech, YuppTV, Discovery, Oath (Yahoo), Airtel, DAZN Perform Group.