Free Press Journal
  • India vs England: Bill Ponsford to Alastair Cook, 5 Players who scored a hundred in their first and last Test match

    Alastair Cook accomplished a rare phenomenon on Monday while playing against India. Not many batsmen in the history of cricket have been able to do what Cook did. Cook now has joined a rare list of players of scoring a century on debut as well as last Test match of their Test careers. This list is so rare that only  4 other players are on their list, Cook happens to be 5th.

  • GCA secretary Daya Pagi defends Mohammad Azharuddin son’s selection for Ranji Trophy

    Panaji: Goa Cricket Association (GCA) secretary Daya Pagi has defended the decision of selecting former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s son Asaduddin in the state team for the upcoming season of Ranji Trophy, following the uproar over the same. Earlier, former Chennai Super Kings player Shadab Jakati had raised the objection over the selection saying that Asaduddin holds no experience of playing a first-class match and his inclusion in the team is baseless.

  • HCA President Vivek clarifies move to bar Azhar from SGM

    Hyderabad : After Mohammad Azharuddin was not allowed to attend the Special General Meeting (SGM) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president, Dr G. Vivekanand, has clarified his decision to bar him.

  • HCA meeting row: Mohammad Azharuddin slams cricket body

    Hyderabad:  Former Indian captain Mohd Azharuddin lashed out at the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) for not allowing him to attend the Special Body Meeting held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. The Special Body Meeting started in the morning, but Azhar was allegedly made to stand outside for more than an hour.

  • Anil Kumble took the right decision, feels Azharuddin

    Mumbai : Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin defended Anil Kumble’s decision to quit as Indian cricket team’s head coach, saying the legendary leg- spinner took the right call in the interest of his self respect.

  • Sachin: A Billion Dreams – 5 counts on which the film is a letdown

    ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ is a nicely made docu-drama, which takes efforts to encapsulates the life of the legendary cricketer in two hours, which is an achievement in itself. And, of course, there is a lot to like about the film. But, it still left too much to imagination, which is not surprising, as it often happens in India. No matter how famous they are, celebs in our country often tend to take the safe

  • Azhar slams Pune Supergiants for Dhoni sacking

    New Delhi : Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin on Monday slammed the Rising Pune Supergiants management for the manner in which double World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was removed from captaincy of the IPL franchise, terming it “third rate and disrespectful”.

  • Azhar moves HC after HCA nomination gets rejected

    Hyderabad : Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday filed a plea in the High Court of Hyderabad against the rejection of his nomination for the post of Hyderabad Cricket Association’s (HCA) president.

  • Azhar’s nomination for HCA top post rejected

    Hyderabad : Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin’s nomination paper for the post of Hyderabad Cricket Association president was on Saturday rejected by the Returning Officer on the ground that he could not produce proof of BCCI lifting the ban imposed on him for his alleged involvement in match-fixing.

  • Mohd Azharuddin files nomination for HCA Presidents job

    Hyderabad: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin today filed his nomination papers for Hyderabad Cricket Association president’s post after incumbent Arshad Ayub quit office following the Supreme Court verdict on Lodha committee reforms.

  • Like to do what none could: Tim

    Visakhapatnam : Having turned the tables after a shoddy show in the Test series, New Zealand speedster Tim Southee is confident that the Black Caps will be scripting history by winning their first ever bilateral ODI series in India.

  • Captain’s knock!

    Former captains including Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, MS Dhoni, K Srikanth and Mohammad Azharuddin were on Thursday felicitated by the BCCI before the start of India’s 500th Test.

  • Former India captains felicitated ahead of historic 500th Test

    Kanpur: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) felicitated former India Test captains ahead of the historic 500th Test at Green park stadium here on Thursday. Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association president Rajeev Shukla felicitated former captains, including Ajit Wadekar, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Kris Srikkanth, Ravi Shastri, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

  • Ind vs WI: Kohli scores double ton as India take upper hand

    North Sound (Antigua): Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to score a double century abroad as the visitors took firm control of the first Test against the West Indies with a solid batting display here.

  • Why was Salman Khan ignored in two major Bollywood films this year

    ‘Truth is often stranger than fiction’ – a concept that has inspired several Bollywood filmmakers to explore the genre of biopics of late. The heart touching tale of a common man turning into a hero and the fact that it has been for real, triggers curiousity as audiences flock around multiplexes to see these stories come to life on the big screen.

  • ‘Azhar’ rakes in Rs. 28.20 crore at Box Office

    New Delhi: Ace cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s biopic ‘Azhar,’ released on May 13, has collected Rs. 28.20 crore at the Box Office so far.