Category: Cricket


Rayudu set to play for Hyderabad again

It took just 58 days for Ambati Rayudu to make a U-turn on his retirement. On Thursday (August 29), Rayudu wrote to the Hyderabad Cricket Association’s CoA that he was available for selection. “I (Ambati Rayudu) would like to bring to your kind notice that I would like to come out of retirement and play […]


J&K cricket association hopes to reach players through TV

Jammu and Kashmir’s cricket team mentor Irfan Pathan says he is dealing with the most unique challenge of his long cricketing career as he tries to keep the State’s preparations for the upcoming domestic season on track in between a communication clampdown. The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has put out ads on local […]

Feroz Shah Kotla

Feroz Shah Kotla stadium to be renamed after Arun Jaitley

Delhi’s historic Feroz Shah Kotla, the second-oldest cricket stadium in India, will been renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium in tribute to the former Union finance minister who passed away recently. The stadium, however, will also continue to be known by its geographical location, the Feroz Shah Kotla, after the 14th century monument which is situated next […]


Bumrah surge in Test rankings

Indian seamer Jasprit Bumrah, who already tops the rankings for bowlers in the ODI format, has broken into the top 10 in Tests for the first time in his career after blowing West Indies away in the second innings of the first Test. Bumrah’s figures of 5 for 7 saw him move up to the […]


Karun Nair 166 secures final berth for India Red

Karun Nair’s first first-class century in nearly two years helped India Red to play the day-night Duleep Trophy final this season. The Karnataka batsman’s unbeaten 166 helped Red secure a draw against India Blue in Alur, taking three points from the game on the basis of their first-innings lead, to top the table. Red had […]


Here is how much brands paid per match to be Indian cricket’s Title sponsor over the years

BCCI recently announced that e-commerce giant Paytm to continue to be Indian cricket’s Title sponsor for another four years (2019-23). In the bidding war, Paytm won the rights for both Indian international and domestic cricket. The new deal is worth INR 326.80 crores, up 60.7% from 2015 (INR 203.28 crores). Paytm won the bid over fantasy […]

Sourav Ganguly

Will feel great to work with Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly on India coach aspirations

In an interview to India Today, Sourav Ganguly said both Virender Sehwag and Anil Kumble could work together in the selection committee. “If Anil Kumble becomes a selector, what else could be better than that? He brings honesty, experience and has been such a respected cricketer for India. Even Sehwag would make a good selector. […]

Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu eager to make a comeback to white-ball cricket

Former India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu, on Friday, said he is eager to make a comeback to white-ball cricket “as soon as possible,” saying he is “definitely” open to playing for India and the Indian Premier League. Speaking to Sportstar on the sidelines of a Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) one-day league match between Grand Slam CC and […]


Happy headache for Kohli as India ponder over Rohit, Vihari selection

After an extended period of limited-overs cricket, where they have for long struggled to find a stable No.4, India now have a middle-order confusion to contend with in Test cricket, too – but this one is because they are spoilt for choice. Virat Kohli is yet to decide who between Rohit Sharma and Hanuma Vihari […]


Cricket – Indian board grows richer with new Paytm deal

India’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Wednesday it will earn 58% more per match for the next four years as Paytm retained the title sponsorship rights for international and domestic matches, underlining the game’s huge popularity in the country. Cricketers are the highest profile athletes and enjoy rockstar status in the world’s second most populous […]