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|BCCI agree to DRS in tweaked format
The Decision Review System has been made mandatory by the ICC after it
broke down the resistance to the system by the BCCI. However, it has been announced
that the DRS will be used in a changed format.
According to the new format of the DRS, there will be no mandatory use of the
|BCCI refers Modi to disciplinary committee
The BCCI members have all voted in favour of accepting the charges that were levied
against Lalit Modi, the suspended chairman of the IPL. This was done at
the special general body meeting in Mumbai. This means that the charges will now
be sent across to the disciplinary committee consisting o
|BCCI and IPL team owners in a tussle around number of matches
The Indian cricket board and two of the eight franchises, Mumbai and Chennai have
said that they would like the teams to retain some of the players for the next
season's IPL. On the other hand, the other eight franchises, including the new
ones, Pune and Kochi have said that they will want all
|Seven franchises oppose BCCI move while Chennai keeps mum
The Sports Management firm which managed the Indian Premier League for
the first two seasons, IMG, has said that there was no reason why their contract
should have been broken by the BCCI. This has led to speculations that the IMG
may be planning to take BCCI to the court regarding the same.
|BCCI and IMG on collision course after contract severed
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has severed its relations with
IMG, the company that had been hired to look into the organising and the conducting
of the Indian Premier League in its first two editions. This seems to have
happened because of the clash over payment with the sports man
|BCCI backs players on WADA deal and suggests new solution to ICC
A day after the BCCI backed its players with the whereabouts clause and refused
to sign the dotted line, it has said that it will suggest to the cricket's apex
body, the ICC, to give up on World Anti Doping Association (WADA) code
of conduct for anti-doping and form one of its own for the memb
|BCCI technical committee recommends change in domestic cricket rules
The technical committee of the BCCI - that also comprises of Sourav Ganguly
- has advised the BCCI to not have foreign players for the domestic season and
to restrict the number of players from regions other than the team itself, to
be at maximum of three.
The technical committee has also sa
|BCCI grants amnesty to ICL players and future of rebel league unsure.
The BCCI has granted amnesty to 79 ICL cricketers, along with 11 former cricketers
and 11 officials who were released from their Indian Cricket League contract.
These cricketers and officials will now undergo a cooling period of one year,
during which they will be eligible to participate in th
|Nielsen calls on for greater respect for T20s
Australia's coach, Tim Nielsen has called on the cricketing authorities
to show greater respect to the shortest version of the game, T20, than what they
are at present. Even 2 years after the inaugural World T20 that was held in South
Africa, cricketing tours normally hover around Tests and OD
|PCB officials expected to meet Sharad Pawar and Co
Pakistan's aggressive stance, after it was decided that the country wouldn't host
any of the 2011 World Cup matches, continued uninhibited as their Board President
Ijaz Butt met with his counterpart and other officials in Sri Lanka. On
offer were two proposals; Either the Asian Bloc agree to a
|Kamran Khan The road ahead
How often have we heard of that fairytale? A young man from nowhere, wanting
to become successful in the big bad world out there, having all the talent in
the world, getting fame and that initial bit of success only then to getting
derailed in the tracks by forces that at times to the hu
|Cricket Board to contribute 23 crore to Mumbai Cricket Association for development
The Cricket Board will pay Mumbai Cricket Association around Rs 23 crore
as its "contribution" to the affiliated unit's "cricket development"
purposes, in lieu of lease rent for occupying its premises at Cricket Centre
inside the Wankhede Stadium complex.
|Yuvraj Singh and Irfan Pathan dropped Where as Rohit Sharma and Pragyan Ojha in Test squad
Struggling players Yuvraj Singh and Irfan Pathan lost their places
in India's Test squad today with the national selectors including ODI batsman
Rohit Sharma and replacing an exhausted Mahendra Singh Dhoni with wicketkeeper-batsman
Parthiv Patel for the three-match Test series in Sri Lanka lat
|Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award
The Cricket Board has recommended India's ODI and Twenty20 captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
award, the highest honour for any sportsperson in the country.
BCCI Chief Administrative Officer Ratnakar Shetty said the board has already
forwarded its r
|Indian Cricket Board unaware of Mahendra Singh Dhoni pull out plan
The Cricket Board today said it has not received any intimation from India's
ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to exclude him from the Sri Lanka-bound
The BCCI was reacting to media reports which claimed that Dhoni was set
to pull out of the Sri Lanka tour as he was tired of playing n
|BCCI ready to probe if cheergirls complain says M P Pandove
Surprised at two London-based cheergirls' allegations of racial abuse a month
after they claimed the incident took place, a senior BCCI official today
said the Board was ready to probe if a formal complaint was lodged with the IPL.
"I am surprised why these cheergirls have taken over a m
|Criticised by ICC now UPCA starts work on Kanpur cricket pitch
Stung by the ICC's criticism of the Green Park Stadium's pitch here, the
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association is on damage control mode and has already
started preparing the track for the next international match at the venue, an
India-England ODI in November.
As a precautionary measure, the U
|Nanavati Completes Harbhajan Sreesanth enquiry
In a much-awaited announcement that will decide the fate of disgraced Indian
off spinner Harbhajan Singh, BCCI appointed commissioner Sudhir
Nanavati completed his reported over the Harbhajan Sreesanth slapping episode
that took place a fortnight ago in the Indian Premier League. With th
|Sudhir Nanavati to hear Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth tomorrow
Sudhir Nanavati, BCCI-appointed Commissioner probing the slapping row involving
Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth, will be wrapping up the investigation
after hearing both the players here tomorrow.
Harbhajan and Sreesanth have confirmed to appear before Nanavati, a lawyer, tomorrow
|Nanavati astonished at the slap gate footage of Harbhajan and Sreesanth
BCCI-appointed Commissioner Sudhir Nanavati, investigating the slapping
row between Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth, today said he was left stunned
after seeing the video footage of the incident.
"What I saw was shocking but it has made my job easier. It will also help
me in my further i
|Ban Harbhajan Singh for life feels former Australian Test umpire Lou Rowan
Former Australian Test umpire Lou Rowan today described Harbhajan Singh
as a rogue player and said the temperamental off-spinner deserves nothing less
than a life ban for slapping India teammate S Sreesanth.
"This fellow (Harbhajan) doesn't belong to the game of cricket. He has shown
|Farokh Engineer hopes BCCI would be lenient on Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh has been punished enough by the Indian Premier League for
slapping India teammate S Sreesanth and the BCCI should not be very harsh
when it hands out a separate penalty to the off-spinner, IPL match referee Farokh Engineer has pleaded.
Engineer, who adjudicated the hearing aga
|BCCI appointed commissioner to inquire Harbhajan singh slapping Sreesanth
The BCCI today appointed advocate Sudhir Nanavati as Commissioner
to conduct a preliminary inquiry into Harbhajan Singh's alleged slapping of India
teammate and IPL rival S Sreesanth.
"As per the constitution, BCCI has appointed Sudhir Nanavati, Advocate, Ahmedabad
as Commissioner to m
|BCCI Launches Indian Premier League a mega million dollar Twenty20 domestic cricket
The BCCI took a great step ahead in the launching of
its mega million dollar new 20-20 domestic cricket structure aptly named the
Indian Premier League with the naming of the eight city franchises and
their owners, a mix of the biggest names in business and Bollywood. The auction
|Munaf patel annoys cricket board with his low performance
The Indian team management may be keen to have Munaf Patel in the squad,
but the BCCI is not too happy with the paceman's attitude and appears to
have second thoughts about sending him to Australia.
The BCCI, it is learnt, has taken strong exception to Munaf's decision to skip
|Cricket Board announces hike in the allowances of selectors
Following the rift between chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar and Cricket
Board over compensation, BCCI today announced a hike in the allowances
BCCI Finance Committee which met here today decided to hike the allowances of
board members and selectors.
Board secretary Nir
|Shane Warne to be the highest paid cricketer in Indian Premier League
Australian spin legend Shane Warne will be the highest
paid cricketer in the BCCI-sponsored Indian Premier League (IPL) with
a staggering USD 400,000 in his kitty.
The BCCI managing committee announced the names of 34 cricketers including Warne,
who have signed the contract and w
|Virendra Sehwag earns surprise recall as Pankaj Singh lone face in cricket Test squad
Virender Sehwag was today handed out a fresh lifeline with
the national selectors springing a surprise by recalling him while also naming
rookie paceman Pankaj Singh in India's 16-member Test squad for the gruelling
cricket tour of Australia.
Sehwag, who did not figure in the lis
|Sachin Tendulkar doubtful starter for third Test cricket
Indian team today suffered a major jolt with Sachin Tendulkar being a doubtful
starter for the third and final cricket match against Pakistan here due
to knee pain.
Indian skipper Anil Kumble said Tendulkar had aggravated his knee pain
which he first felt during the one-day series an
|Dilip Vengsarkar to meet Sharad Pawar next week
Chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar would be able to watch the third and deciding
Test match between India and Pakistan at Bangalore on all
five days following the rescheduling of his meeting with Cricket Board chief Sharad
Pawar to next week.
"Vengsarkar is expected to meet Pawar next we