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Dhoni beats Ganguly (by a whisker) in battle of the captains
A survey conducted by Star Sports in collaboration with ESPNcricinfo tried to get to the bottom of a great debate

Sourav Ganguly to Virat Kohli - 'I expect you to win in Australia'
Ganguly, however, acknowledged that the tour would be tougher than the last time

Sachin Tendulkar lauds James Anderson's 'reverse' reverse swing
England's highest wicket-taker may have a novel way of confounding batsmen with his wrist position

Asia Cup postponed to June 2021
Asian Cricket Council says holding the tournament now poses too high a health risk

Relieve us from BCCI role, CAG asks Supreme Court
Says it is unable to perform its role as independent member on Apex Committee

Virat Kohli and…? Sourav Ganguly picks five current Indian Test players to play under him
Did he deliberately make Steve Waugh wait at the toss in 2001, and did Sachin Tendulkar always make him take strike in ODIs?

Match-fixing 'kingpin' Ravinder Dandiwal arrested, to be quizzed by BCCI anti-corruption officials
Dandiwal had allegedly passed off a T20 game played in Mohali as one hosted in Sri Lanka

Can Jay Shah attend BCCI Apex Council meet on July 17?
CAG official says only "eligible" office bearers can participate

BCCI ethics officer receives conflict of interest complaint against Virat Kohli
MPCA life member Sanjeev Gupta points to India captain's positions in two business ventures

Nitin Menon replaces Nigel Llong in Elite panel of umpires for 2020-21
Menon becomes the third Indian after S Venkataraghavan and S Ravi to make it to the Elite panel

Mark Taylor raises prospect of Boxing Day Test being moved
Adelaide and Perth may be able to host larger crowds than Melbourne

Shikha Pandey says don't 'tinker with fabric of women's game', but market it well
The India pace-bowling allrounder says no need to make "superfluous" changes, instead have patience with the evolving women's players

'Match-fixing law will be a game-changer in India'
ICC anti-corruption officer Steve Richardson wants the Indian government to criminalise corruption in sport

Cheteshwar Pujara: 'If you are mentally tough, you can take a long break comfortably'
India's Test No. 3 has resumed training at his academy in Rajkot

Rajinder Goel, the highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy history, dies aged 77
In all, the Haryana left-arm spinner bagged 750 wickets in 157 first-class matches from 1958-59 to 1984-85

Newsfile: Aavishkar Salvi back as Puducherry head coach
News round-up of Indian domestic transfers and movements for the 2020-21 season

Rahul Dravid: 'Don't think we are in a position to resume cricket in India'
Head of cricket at the NCA suggests domestic season could be shortened if it doesn't start on time

IPL to 'review' sponsorship deals after India-China border tension
Two major sponsors - Vivo and Paytm - have Chinese ownership or links

Irfan Pathan: Could have been best allrounder India ever produced
Former allrounder last played an international match in 2012, shortly before turning 28

Mohammed Shami: India's 'package' of quicks the best in 'history'
The fast bowler also explored the possible reasons behind his effectiveness in the second innings

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Smriti Mandhana get NADA notices for not disclosing whereabouts
The BCCI, NADA said, cited a technical glitch as the reason for delay

Vasant Raiji, the world's oldest first-class cricketer, dies aged 100
He played nine first-class matches, scoring 277 runs at 23.08, and wrote a number of cricket books

India tours to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe called off
Board says decision taken "owing to the current threat" of Covid-19

Asia Cup likely in Sri Lanka; PCB offers SLC to swap hosting rights
There is, however, substantial doubt if the tournament will go ahead as planned

IPL 2020: BCCI looking at September-October window, says Brijesh Patel
"It all depends on the future of the T20 World Cup and the Asia Cup"

India not to tour Sri Lanka in June; SLC hopeful of limited-overs series in August
SLC is working on getting governmental approval for the series to take place in a couple of months

Sourav Ganguly: BCCI 'optimistic' about holding IPL in empty stadiums in 2020
"The BCCI will shortly decide on the future course of action on this," he said

Sophie Devine backs smaller, lighter ball in women's cricket
Jemimah Rodrigues, meanwhile, wants teams outside Australia and England to play Test cricket regularly

Daren Sammy to Sunrisers Hyderabad team-mates: You called me 'kalu', what did you mean?
"You repeatedly called me that word over and over again to the point that I was even saying that's my name"

Matthew Wade won't be trying to get under Virat Kohli's skin
He believes India feed off confrontation and also expects players to be able to adapt to empty stands

Coronavirus newsfile: NZC deputy CEO resigns as workforce is trimmed
A round-up of how the cricket community is reacting to the Covid-19 threat

Anju Jain, Devika Palshikar to take charge of Baroda Women
The duo's contract with Bangladesh women had ended after the T20 World Cup

Anil Kumble: 'Let's get spinners back in Test cricket'
He says "managing" pitches can provide balance in Test cricket to offset bowlers not using saliva

India fielding coach R Sridhar: 'Sharpest minds will take six weeks to get into Test match mode'
He is charting out training plans as players wait for action to resume

BCA lifts suspension on Atul Bedade but removes him as Baroda Women's coach
He was suspended following allegations of sexual harassment by a few women's cricketers

Jasprit Bumrah wants 'alternative' to saliva for shining ball in Covid-19 era
The India fast bowler spoke to Ian Bishop and Shaun Pollock on the ICC show 'Inside Out Interviews'

Virat Kohli: MS Dhoni played a big role in my becoming captain
In a chat with R Ashwin, Kohli said the process was one of 'earning trust' over several years

Rohit Sharma nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
The BCCI has also nominated Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Deepti Sharma for the Arjuna Award

Australia scheduled to return to action with Zimbabwe ODIs in August
The series is subject to change dependent on the Covid-19 situation

2020 T20 World Cup prospects fade, as alternatives sought
A board official says hosting it this October would be 'too big a risk'

Adelaide to host India for pink-ball Test in December
Australia's Test season is likely to start at the WACA when they play Afghanistan for the first time in Test cricket

ICC threatens to shift 2021 T20 World Cup from India over tax issues
The Indian board's request for a deadline extension due to the Covid-19 pandemic has been rejected

Rahul Dravid says bio-secure bubbles not a foolproof route to resuming cricket
What happens if someone tests positive within the bubble, created at great expense, he asks

Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah term extension: BCCI moves Supreme Court again
In second petition in five months, Indian board says cooling-off not needed for elected office-bearers

Harbhajan Singh: 'I'm ready to play for India in T20Is'
Fingerspinner says self-belief comes from the consistent success he has had in the IPL

Cricket Australia chief: India tour 'nine out of 10' chance of taking place
Kevin Roberts also said there remains a possibility the men's team could tour England

Is Sourav Ganguly eyeing ICC chairman position?
Graeme Smith backs Ganguly; CSA more cautious but open

South Africa and India plan for T20Is in end August
Series will happen in South Africa if government regulations on both sides allow it

BCCI 'optimistic' over prospects for IPL this year
CEO Rahul Johri says Indian players will be given freedom to decide on their safety

Cricket's comeback from Covid-19: the state of the game
ESPNcricinfo's correspondents sum up the state of each Full Member nation

India to allow sport behind closed doors; BCCI still cautious on IPL 2020
The board says it will not 'rush' into any decision to resume cricket

Ravi Shastri: 'Won't emphasise on world events, start with bilaterals'
India head coach also wants domestic cricket to take precedence once sport resumes

Technology will play a massive role in filling empty stadia - Venky Mysore
Knight Riders CEO says LED walls, VR simulation could be used when cricket resumes behind closed doors

Yuvraj Singh: 'Hardik Pandya has massive potential if someone works on his mind'
Former India allrounder wants the national team to hire a team psychologist

AB de Villiers: 'Virat Kohli is much deeper than just a cricket player'
In a chat with Pommie Mbangwa, he also weighed in on Kohli vs Smith and Kohli vs Tendulkar

India jubilant as Srinath, Kumble pull off improbable victory
Tendulkar played his part, but India found two unlikely batting heroes to deliver a tense win

Allow players without BCCI contracts to play in overseas T20 leagues - Suresh Raina
Playing abroad, he feels, will help older players looking to make international comebacks

India hope to rekindle good memories in Bangalore
India are battling poor form; Australia haven't fared better either. Clash of equals then?

BCCI says India ready for two-week quarantine to make Australia tour happen
Arun Dhumal, the BCCI treasurer, indicated that everything possible will be done to resume cricket

Yuvraj Singh arrives, as India dispatch Australia in style
The 18-year-old made a sparkling 84, while fellow rookie Zaheer Khan also did well

Ganguly's young brigade face up to Waugh's world champions
One side is keen on a fresh start, the other is looking to extend dominance

Personal issues of 2018 brought on suicidal thoughts, says Mohammed Shami
Was advised by his parents to 'focus on cricket' to beat that dark phase, when family and friends kept an eye on him 24 hours

Australia No. 1 Test and T20I team after rankings update
India have slipped to No. 3 in Tests and Pakistan end a 27-month stay at No. 1 in T20s

Former Bengal captain Chuni Goswami dies aged 82
He was among the rare sportsmen who played both cricket and football at the highest levels

India 'lucky' to get points without playing any matches - Bismah Maroof
Maroof criticised the ICC for splitting points for a bilateral series that India failed to obtain government permission for

I'm fighting my own benchmarks - R Ashwin
India's No. 1 offspinner talks to Manjrekar on his form abroad, injuries and more

RetroReport - Sublime Tendulkar repeats miracle as India triumphant in Sharjah
Just two days on from hi 143 amid swirling stands, he smashed 134 in the final - on his 25th birthday

MS Dhoni 'doesn't want to' play for India again, says Harbhajan Singh
The offspinner speaks to Rohit Sharma on Dhoni's future and India's 2019 World Cup exit

BCCI suggests deferring World Test Championship
Men's T20 World Cup remains on course for now, but ICC members agree to review situation regularly

RetroPreview - Tendulkar v Australia, one last time (this April)
On his 25th birthday, can Tendulkar end Australia's unbeaten run and take India to glory?

Cricketing heads meet to plot way out of crisis
Thursday's ICC meeting starts contingency planning process

Dav Whatmore joins Baroda as director of cricket
Whatmore and Kerala parted ways at the end of a disappointing 2019-20 domestic season

Disappointed with ICC's decision - Ehsan Mani
PCB chairman says a team will review the decision to split points for the India and Pakistan women's championship series

Retropreview - Lights up over a new era
After months of hype, controversy and excitement, the IPL is ready for kick off

India qualify for 2021 Women's World Cup after ICC splits points from unplayed Pakistan series
In a similar scenario in 2016, the ICC's technical committee had awarded full points to Pakistan

With India in lockdown, IPL 2020 suspended till further notice
BCCI informs franchises, no fresh window finalised

'MS Dhoni the best finisher of all time' - Michael Hussey
The Australia great delves into Dhoni's school of thought in run chases in a chat with Sanjay Manjrekar

Nathan Lyon ponders impact of no crowds for Virat Kohli
With or without a crowd, Australia's leading spinner is eagerly awaiting the rematch with India

KL Rahul the 'apt replacement' for MS Dhoni - Gautam Gambhir
If there's no IPL this year, Gambhir believes Dhoni's chances of an India comeback are 'dim'

Cheteshwar Pujara's Gloucestershire move off after county season delay
Batsman had been due to play six County Championship matches for the club

Not sure who went 'easy' on Virat Kohli for IPL contract - Tim Paine
Rejects Michael Clarke's claim that Australia were "too scared" to take on the Indian captain during the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Young India players have 'very less guys to look up to' - Yuvraj Singh
Former allrounder and Rohit Sharma discuss the importance of guiding youngsters properly

India series uncertain but ECB ring-fences £20m investment into women's game
ECB remains hopeful that series - due to start in late June - can be played in some form

Australia 'too scared' to sledge Virat Kohli's India because of IPL deals - Michael Clarke
Former Australia captain feels opponents don't go 'hard' at the Indians anymore

'I believe I have a World Cup left in me' - Robin Uthappa
He's targeting the role of a finisher in the Indian team and has been training with that in mind

RetroPreview - Sachin Tendulkar the cynosure as India start favourites against arch-rivals Pakistan
The battle between India's batsmen and Pakistan's bowlers battle will be riveting but the one between India's bowlers and Pakistan's batsmen might prove equally decisive

Retroreport - Sidhu and Prasad carry India into the semi-finals
An epic clash between two of world cricket's bitterest rivals gave new life to the World Cup and knocked out the defending champions

Retropreview - Can Pakistan break India's home dominance?
Pakistan have plenty of depth in their side, but India have won 26 and lost just 11 home ODIs since the 1992 World Cup

IPL 2020 should 'kick-start the cricket season' - Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen and Sanjay Manjrekar agree that every attempt must be made to make the tournament happen

'If you are too self-centred, you are looking for ways to get out' - Virat Kohli
Indian captain also talks about why he turned vegetarian in a chat with Kevin Pietersen

Retroreport - Dhoni and Gambhir lead India to World Cup glory
Twenty-eight years on from the match that transformed world cricket, India recaptured the crown, and this time they did in their very own backyard

'I think we will have some form of IPL this year' - Rajasthan Royals owner
Manoj Badale was open to the idea of a shortened tournament with even just the India players participating

"India five years behind Australia and England" - Harmanpreet Kaur
She also stressed the need for India to unearth two or three pace bowlers for better balance

Forced break a 'welcome rest' for India players - Ravi Shastri
He says when the second ODI against South Africa was called off, players knew a lockdown was imminent

'Cannot wait forever' - Mithali Raj wants women's IPL from 2021
She says initially the tournament could be started on a smaller scale with five to six foreign players instead of four

Chandrakant Pandit moves from Vidarbha to MP as head coach
"I was very happy with Vidarbha but it's time for a new challenge," says decorated domestic coach

Atul Bedade suspended as Baroda women coach
The former India batsman faces an inquiry into allegations including those of sexual harrassment

Indian umpires Janani Narayanan, Vrinda Rathi named in ICC panel
Their induction takes the count of women match officials across different ICC panels up to 12

'I enjoy Virat Kohli's aggression; we need a captain like him' - Madan Lal
Current CAC chief says he can't understand why people want Kohli to mellow down

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly indicates IPL 2020 likely to be 'truncated'
Ness Wadia, co-owner of Kings XI, is even preparing for the possibility that the tournament doesn't take place at all








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