Free Press Journal
  • On This Day in History: July 13, 1974 – India played their first-ever ODI match

    On this day in history, July 13, in the year 1974, India played their first ODI against England. The match was a part of the ‘India tour of England’, which consisted of three Test matches and two ODI matches. Indian team was led by Ajit Wadekar, who was the captain during the tour.

  • Tushar Arothe resigns as India women’s cricket coach

    New Delhi: India Women’s Cricket Team Coach Tushar Arothe has stepped down from the role citing personal reasons, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday. “The BCCI on Tuesday accepted Tushar Arothe’s resignation. Arothe cited personal reasons behind his resignation and thanked the BCCI for giving him an opportunity to work with the Indian Women’s cricket team,” a statement from BCCI read.

  • Cricket’s Lost Talents! Tinu Yohannan: Remember the first player from Kerala to represent India?

    Indian cricket has seen a lot of fast bowlers who had a brilliant start in the national squad but could not keep their form which resulted in their vanishing from the team. One such bowler was Tinu Yohannan, a right-handed fast bowler who had an impeccable start in the international career but was dropped later due to his slump form. He is one of the few bowlers who took a wicket in

  • Happy birthday Sourav Ganguly: Prince of Kolkata who ruled Indian cricket 

    Ganguly holds a very special place in Indian cricket history. For a specific time period in his cricket days he was the most hated and most loved player in the team. His days as a captain has got to be one of the most remembered ones in recent times. More than his performance on the off side, his partnership with Sachin in ODIs, his run in with Greg Chappell etc. it

  • I would love to wear diamonds any day, says Mithali Raj

    New Delhi: Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj says being a sport person makes no difference to her love for diamond — she likes to wear precious gemstones. “I think every girl or woman would love to own a diamond set as it personifies the true love and has its own significance. So there is nothing different with me… At the end of the day I am a woman and I

  • It’s time BCCI and PCB work together for resumption of bilateral cricket, says Javed Miandad 

    Karachi: Former Pakistan Test captain Javed Miandad has advised the Cricket Boards of India and Pakistan to work together for the resumption of bilateral series  between the two neighbouring countries. “It is high time the two boards got on one platform and tried to convince the governments to give clearance for resumption of bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan,” Miandad said in an interview.

  • Virat Kohli receives Polly Umrigar award 

    Bengaluru: India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday received the Polly Umrigar Award for being the best international cricketer for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons at the annual BCCI awards. Kohli had a brilliant 2016-17 season as he went on to score 1332 runs in 13 games with an average of 74.

  • Former Saurashtra cricketer Mulubha Jadeja dies 

    Rajkot: Former Saurashtra batsman Mulubha Jadeja died at his residence here today following age-related complications, family sources said. He was 88. Mulubha, a right-handed batsman, represented Saurashtra and Railways between 1945 and 1964.

  • Ramesh Powar

    Cricket’s lost talent! Ramesh Powar: Great first class player who could not achieve big in national squad 

    The Indian cricket team has seen a lot of bowlers who were once part of the national team and were expected to be promising in future, but they lost their way to the squad and were out of the national team. In the pace category, there are a lot of such bowlers. However, there are very few bowlers in the spinner’s category who were part of the national squad and could not

  • Don’t think Virat wields disproportionate influence: Rai

    New Delhi : Virat Kohli’s aura in Indian cricket has grown exponentially over the past few years but contrary to popular perception, he has never wielded “disproportionate influence” when it comes to policy decisions, says Committee of Administrators (COA) chief Vinod Rai.

  • Former Indian Test cricketer Rajinder Pal passes away

    New Delhi: Former Delhi cricketer Rajinder Pal, who had represented the country in one Test match, passed away at his Dehradun residence yesterday, family sources confirmed. “My elder brother Rajinder Pal passed away yesterday at his Dehradun residence. He was 80 years old and is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter,” his younger brother Ravinder Pal, also a former first-class cricketer said.

  • Happy birthday Sachin Tendulkar: 10 unique birthday wishes for the ‘little master’

    The god of cricket i.e. Sachin  Tendulkar is celebrating his 45th birthday today. The little master played the game for 24 years, having made his debut at the age of 16 and is the holder of innumerable batting records. Tendulkar is the only cricketer have scored 100 international centuries and won the world cup in 2011. Sachin rewrote the rules of the game and has left a legacy which will be very hard to follow.

  • Sachin Tendulkar @ 45: 5 facts that prove ‘God of Cricket’ is also human

    24th April, 1973: This day is etched in every Indian’s mind as on this day a certain individual by the name of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born. And, the rest, they say is history. We all know about Sachin Tendulkar’s unprecedented feats and records and how he is treated like a god even after retiring from the game. Sachin Tendulkar is a phenomenon, but at the end of the day, he is

  • Was the first one to know about Greg Chappell’s mail against Sourav Ganguly, reveals Virender Sehwag

    Kolkata: Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell’s infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday. “I used to take rest while fielding. I need a break of minimum five overs. I always told the umpire that I had a bad stomach and used to leave the field.

  • Star bags India’s home series rights for nearly one billion $

    Mumbai : Broadcasting giant Star India on Thursday completed its virtual monopoly over Indian cricket by bagging the media rights of the national team’s home series as well as domestic cricket for the next five years by shelling out a staggering Rs 6138.1 crore (USD 944 million approx).

  • BCCI Media Rights: First day of e-auction stops at Rs 4442 crore

    New Delhi/Mumbai : The BCCI is set for another massive windfall as Star, Sony and Jio engaged in a bidding war for the Global Consolidated Media Rights (GCR) for the 2018-2023 cycle of India’s home bilateral series, which is currently valued at Rs 4442 crore, after the end of the opening day of the first ever e-auction.

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli’s wax figure to grace Madame Tussauds

    New Delhi: Indian captain Virat Kohli’s wax figure will be the latest addition at the Madame Tussauds Delhi as he is set to join other sports icons there. Kohli’s wax figure will join other sports heroes including Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev and Lionel Messi. Kohli’s journey has been phenomenal, from his first-class debut in 2006 to captaining the Indian cricket team, winning the Under-19 World Cup on route.