Thursday, April 9, 2020
Among the many factors that influenced India's two-nil defeat to New Zealand in the Test series, former India batsman VVS laxman observed a worrying trend that afflicted some of the batsmen, including captain Virat Kohli, who tallied just 38 runs in four innings and averaged his second-worst 9.50."Virat...
Baroda has indefinitely suspended Atul Bedade, the head coach of the state's women's team, pending an inquiry into allegations including those of sexual harassment.A letter from the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) to Bedade, which has been viewed by ESPNcricinfo, didn't list specific allegations against him, but noted their...
Even as COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to cripple all walks of life across the world, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said the IPL is "on" and that the board is taking all necessary precautions for the smooth conduct of cricket's most lucrative tournament, which begins on March 29....
Ajinkya Rahane feels that India's issues against the short ball are being spoken about "too much", adding that their 2-0 Test series defeat in New Zealand came about mainly due to their opposition's skilful use of home conditions.New Zealand's bowlers have used the short ball liberally in recent...
Indian umpires Janani Narayanan and Vrinda Rathi were inducted into the International Panel of ICC Development Umpires on Tuesday, taking the count of women match officials across different ICC panels up to 12.Narayanan, 34, and Rathi, 31, who hail from Chennai and Mumbai respectively, have officiated in domestic...
Persistent rain has seen the first ODI between India and South Africa in Dharamsala washed out, without even a coin toss, in identical fashion to the first T20I between these two sides at the same venue last September. South Africa have returned six months after that tour, where...
Virat Kohli's demeanour on the field has pleased and upset people equally, with some welcoming his in-your-face pumped-up aggression, and others calling for a more restrained approach. As far as Madan Lal, the new head of the BCCI's cricket advisory committee, is concerned, asking Kohli to "mellow down"...
The remaining two ODIs of the ongoing series between India and South Africa will be played to empty stadiums. The development comes in the wake of the Indian government directing the BCCI and other national sporting federations including the Indian Olympics Committee on Thursday to "avoid" mass gatherings...
Despite having deferred the IPL until April 15, the tournament's governing council will meet on Saturday in Mumbai to review the precautionary steps needed to be put in place for the marquee event to start in April. The IPL top brass will also be meeting the owners/top executives...
9:14 AM ETVishal DikshitNagraj GollapudiCloseNews editor, ESPNcricinfoNagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfoThe BCCI and the IPL franchise owners have decided to adopt a wait-and-watch approach over when and how to hold the IPL. They want to give health and safety of the players and people involved in...