Cricketer Yusuf Pathan announced his retirement from all formats of the game on February 26. Debuting against Pakistan in the 2007 ICC World T20 final, Yusuf was also a part of the Indian contingent that lifted the 2011 World Cup. Moreover, having a successful stint in the IPL, He was a regular member of the Baroda Ranji Team. Yusuf had represented India at 22 T20Is and 57 ODIs.
Mumbai lad Prithvi Shaw recorded the highest individual score in the history of the Vijay Hazare Trophy following a stellar unbeaten knock of 227 runs in 152 balls. Prithvi's innings against the Puducherry included 32 fours and five sixes. Previously, the record was held by Kerala's Sanju Samson, who scored 212 not out against Goa in 2019. With Surya Kumar Yadav's cameo, Mumbai scored 457 runs after losing six wickets.
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The newly refurbished Motera cricket ground in Ahmedabad has been renamed to Narendra Modi Stadium on February 24. The announcement was made during the stadium's inauguration which was done by President Ram Nath Kovind. Earlier known as Sardar Patel Stadium, the Narendra Modi Stadium is the world's largest cricket ground with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh. Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju were also present during the… read-more
Ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting in April 2021, Kings XI Punjab has renamed itself to 'Punjab Kings'. Reportedly, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has duly ratified the name change of the franchise. While the reason behind the rebranding remains unclear, the actor Preity Zinta-owned franchise is planning a major 're-launch' in Mumbai before the IPL 2021 auction scheduled on February 18.
The BCCI has received a conditional exemption from the Civil Aviation Ministry and Directorate General of Civil Aviation to use drones while filming matches for 2021 Indian cricket season. Reportedly, the move would help broadcasters to relay live aerial cinematography. Earlier, the BCCI had used drones for IPL matches. Aviation Ministry’s Amber Dubey said the exemption would help the government to promote the commercial use of drones in the… read-more
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BCCI has permitted Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) to conduct India's first international match since the pandemic with 50% crowd capacity. Reportedly, the TNCA would host the first two Tests between India and England scheduled for February 5 and 13 following all protocols laid down by the government. While the club members and media were allowed for the first Test, the approval would allow fans for the second test.
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The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on January 30 selected the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah as its new President. As the new head of ACC, Jay succeeds Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan Papon. BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal confirmed the Shah's delegation through a congratulatory tweet. The ACC is the continent regional administrative unit that currently houses 24 member associations.
Breaking an 87-year-old streak, the BCCI will not be conducting Ranji Trophy in 2021. Instead, the board has opted for the Vijay Hazare Trophy this year after majority of the state units demanded for it. Moreover, for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy, an Under-19 tournament will be held. However, it is expected that the board will provide financial assistance to the Ranji Trophy players as they would not be able to get match fees this year.
As per a BCCI official, the mini-auction for IPL-14 is expected to be held on February 18. However, the location of the auction has not been decided. Meanwhile, the official stated BCCI has not yet made its mind over conducting the tournament in India owing to the COVID-19 situation in the country. Earlier on January 20, the franchises have revealed the players they have… read-more
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The BCCI on January 19 revealed the Test squad playing against England in the initial two matches of a four-match series. Skipper Virat Kohli will make a comeback along with Hardik Pandya and Ishant Sharma. The team further includes Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav,… read-more