Ebix to sponsor upcoming New Zealand-India cricket series
India will play five T20 Internationals, three One Day Internationals and two Test matches with Kane Williamson-led Kiwis between January 24 and March 4. “We are delighted to be among the sponsors for the New Zealand-India series,” said Robin Raina, chairman and CEO, Ebix. As per Raina, the tie-up with New Zealand is a reflection of their commitment for sports.
Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni dies at 86
Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni, best known for bowling a record 21 successive maide...
Tendulkar's big no to 4-dayers, says don't tinker with Tests
The ICC wants to change the 143-year old five-day format to four days with more ...
Shane Warne's baggy green cap fetches $700K at auction, Aussie legend donates money to bushfire victims
The cap comes with an autographed certificate of authenticity from the cricketer.
I stopped thinking about Test career: Rohit Sharma
For someone, who has received bouquets and brickbats in equal measure, the 32-year-old is no longer bothered by criticism. "They (wife and daughter) fill me with love and happiness and I try to stay within that rather than thinking about X, Y or Z making comments about me," Rohit Sharma said. "I have actually passed that age to react to someone talking good or bad things about me.
Viswanathan Anand says experimentation is important in cricket and chess
Anand was invited to ring the starting bell on the second day of the match at Eden.
ICC to consider mandatory four-day tests
If four-day Tests were held during the 2015-2023 cycle, it would have freed up 335 days of scheduled cricket. Afour-day Test is not a new concept with the last one played between England and Ireland earlier this year. South Africa and Zimbabwe too played one in 2017.
Irfan Pathan says good bye to cricket to embark on 'new journey'
The 35-year-old's retirement was on expected lines, considering he last played a competitive game in February 2019 during the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy for J&K. He did not even put himself in the IPL auction pool. The left-arm seamer's bowling was like a breath of fresh air when he made his India debut against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in 2003.
What Aryaman Birla could learn from Gavaskar: Bat freely, ignore the scoreboard
Birla took a break from cricket due to game-related anxiety.
Pink ball Tests, World Cup upset & the roar of Bengal Tiger: Indian cricket made news in 2019
India were in for quite a bit of pain when New Zealand knocked them out in the World Cup semifinals.
India vs Bangladesh Kolkata test: Pink is the new red
India, Bangladesh to make their day-night Test debut today at Eden Gardens. It took India a new BCCI regime under maverick former captain Sourav Ganguly to take the pink ball plunge, a good seven years after the International Cricket Council approved the format to revive interest in Tests. Ganguly convinced the Bangladesh Cricket Board to agree to a Day/Night Test.
Cricket: KL Rahul rises like a phoenix
Sent home from Australia after the chat show controversy at the beginning of the year, Rahul ends 2019 on a strong note. With Rahul, India also have a wicket-keeping option in the T20 format. He has kept wickets at the domestic level and does so with reasonable success at the IPL. “He is definitely an option,” said India coach Ravi Shastri.
R Ashwin likes 'Permanent Test centre' concept, feels 'Pink Test' is way forward
"The pink ball Test match is a great welcoming sign. India as a Test playing country, it was necessary for us to play Day-Night Test. The office-going crowd which couldn't catch Test cricket can now do so," Ashwin said when asked about his opinion.
Test cricket in India isn’t dying anytime soon
With around 1,50,000 people watching the match at the Eden Gardens in the two-and-a-half days is what the world of Test cricket was waiting for. As Ganguly said at the end of the game, “Pink ball may not be the only answer, but it is certainly one of them. It is like a sudden burst of energy that Test cricket needed. Now we need to use it prudently and thoughtfully.”
How BCCI convinced Bangladesh to play the pink-ball Test at Eden Gardens
It was at Ganguly’s insistence that another round of meetings was held at 3.00pm at the BCB offices where the BCB officials and former players like Habibul Bashar met the players and the coaches in a final attempt at making the D/N Test a reality.
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