Free Press Journal
  • India vs South Africa: Why this Indian team deserves the tag of ‘tigers at home and lambs abroad’

    Oh, the inevitable finally happened. India, the No 1 ranked Test side in the world lost the second Test match against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion by 135 runs and also lost the Test series. India’s tour to the Rainbow nation had started on a joyous note with India going to the country with high ambitions of winning its maiden series, but when the reality struck, this team

  • India to tour Ireland for two T20Is before England series in July

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket team will travel to Ireland for a brief two T20 Internationals series as part of their preparation for the gruelling tour of England in July, the BCCI announced on Tuesday. The Men-In-Blue will play the Irish side on June 27 and 28 in Dublin before travelling to England, where they will take on the hosts in a five-match Test rubber.

  • Yusuf Pathan’s case a pending one, says WADA

    Mumbai: Cricketer Yusuf Pathan might soon be completing BCCI’s retroactive five-month ban imposed on him for a first-time dope offense but as per the World Anti Doping Agency’s protocol, the case is an active one.

  • Yusuf Pathan thanks BCCI for fair trial post doping ban

    New Delhi: Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who has been suspended for five months after failing a dope test, has thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for allowing him to plead his case in a fair and reasonable manner.

  • Cricket’s Lost Talents! Varun Aaron: Not even 30, the fast bowler’s swiftly fallen off the pace radar

    Once Greg Chappell said that Australia can’t afford to waste talent like India does because India has talent in abundance. And we completely agree that Indian cricket has enormous talent which the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has wasted. While India has won the World Cup and are No 1 Test side and to maintain their glory the Indian team needs to keep performing well to which they require

  • MI set to retain Rohit, Pandya bros; Pant and Iyer likely for DD

    “Skipper Rohit Sharma is an automatic retention having led the team to three IPL titles. Hardik Pandya is one of the big match-winners and the interesting third retention would be Krunal Pandya,” a senior BCCI official in the know of things said on Monday.

  • Cricket’s Lost Talents! Joginder Sharma: How that one over became lasting image for this cricketer

    Cricket is a very fickle game and everything is based on statistics and hard data. Sachin Tendulkar broke every record and played the game at the highest level for 24 years to achieve that. There are many players who have played the game for decades and can’t win any silverware and there are players who become world champions by playing very little and that is the beauty of this wonderful game. Once

  • Rohit ahead of Kohli, says Patil

    New Delhi : India opener Rohit Sharma is a better batsman than captain Virat Kohli in limited overs cricket, feels former BCCI chief selector Sandeep Patil.

  • Indian Women’s team to host England for ODIs in April

    New Delhi: The Cricket Council of India, Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) on Monday said the England Women’s Cricket team that will tour India in March next year will play a three-match ODI series as part of a bilateral agreement between the two Boards.

  • Flashback 2017! Looking back at Indian cricket and its great ‘home run’

    As 2017 is coming to a close, cricket in India once again hit the popularity chart and the past year was no different. Indian cricket was successful on and off the field and both men and women made name for themselves by performing in various matches and tournaments. Indian team hit new highs under the leadership of Virat Kohli, the men in blue enjoyed a year where most things went according to

  • Pakistan desperate to host Asia Emerging Nations Cup

    Karachi : Pakistan is in no mood to give up its right to host the Asia Emerging Nations Cup in April despite strong resistance from the the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI). Besides India, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also objected to Pakistan hosting the tournament citing security concerns.

  • Australia women team to tour India for ODIs, T20 tri-series in March

    New Delhi : The Australian women’s team will tour India in March 2018 to play three ODIs against the hosts as part of the ICC Women’s Championship (2071-2020), the BCCI said on Friday while announcing a T20 tri-series also involving England.

  • IPL auctions forces BCCI to reschedule Mushtaq Ai T20

    New Delhi : The BCCI has revised the dates of T20 Zonal League and Syed Mushtaq Ali Knock-Out with an aim to give domestic players a chance to showcase their mettle before the IPL Players’ Auction scheduled to be held in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28.

  • NCA chief Niranjan Shah accuses CoA of usurping BCCI administration

    New Delhi: National Cricket Academy (NCA) Chief Niranjan R Shah, in a strongly-worded letter, has derided the Committee of Administration (CoA), saying the Supreme Court had appointed it to ‘supervise the administration and not to usurp it.’