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featurecricket13 days ago

What lessons the BCCI - and other boards - can learn from the IPL 2021 fiasco

Since even before the tournament began, IPL 2021 felt like a ticking time bomb and in many ways it was unsurprising when the competition met with a fatal accident in the form of a major COVID outbreak. What’s done is done, but what can boards learn from the catastrophe that was IPL 2021?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Reports | ICC might do away with ‘soft signal’ prior to commencement of WTC Final

The International Cricket Council (ICC), after a board meeting on Thursday, are reportedly keen on doing away with ‘soft signal’ for catches and are expected to make the change prior to the World Test Championship Final. The council, however, are expected to retain the umpire’s call for LBW calls.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

BCCI cancels Men's Under-19 tournament owing to COVID fears

The BCCI has canceled the upcoming 50-over inter-state Vinoo Mankad Trophy for Under-19 men, at least, until May 30 after there has been a spike in the COVID-19 cases in the country. BCCI secretary Jay Shah has stated that the situation is not good in some of the states due to COVID-19.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

Jay Shah announces that Indian women's side will play a one-off Test against England 

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the BCCI secretary Jay Shah has announced that the Indian women's side will feature in a one-off Test against England, later this year. The India women's side last played a Test match in November 2014 against South Africa in Mysore.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

Jay Shah takes over as Asian Cricket Council President

Board of Control for Cricket in India Secretary Jay Shah has taken over the role of president at the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), replacing Najmul Hasan Papon. BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhuman has confirmed the news in a tweet, wishing him all the best for the new role and new challenges that lay ahead.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

BCCI to stage Vijay Hazare, women's one-dayers and Vinoo Mankad Trophy

After successfully hosting the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will now organise Vijay Hazare trophy, Women's One-dayers and Vinoo Mankad Trophy. Late on Friday, it was confirmed to the state associations about staging the various domestic tournaments.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

Ranji Trophy fate on line as BCCI gears up for important Apex Council meeting

The BCCI Apex Council will meet on Jan 17 to decide the future of Ranji Trophy as sources suggest that the board is looking for a curtailed season in the same six bio-bubble created for the SMAT. It has also been reported that it will be a two-phase tournament, with the league phase before the IPL.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

‘Stable’ Sourav Ganguly to be discharged on January 6; angioplasty deferred to a later date

The Woodlands Hospital CEO Dr Rupali Basu has confirmed that Sourav Ganguly’s condition is ‘stable’ at the moment and he will be discharged on January 6. A group of doctors, in charge of Ganguly, have decided that angioplasty can be deferred to a later date and will be done in a few days or weeks.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

IND vs AUS | Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah working on plans to improve India’s performance, asserts Rajeev Shukla

BCCI Vice-president-elect Rajeev Shukla has reckoned that Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah are currently devising a plan to improve Indian team’s batting performance in Australia. Shukla has also rubbished the notion about Rahul Dravid flying to Australia saying the team will do better next time.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

BCCI AGM to be held at Motera Stadium; Representatives to undergo Covid test

The BCCI’s 89th Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on December 24, will be held at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has told the representatives. The members, in the meeting, are set to discuss the all-important topic of inducting two new IPL teams.
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