newscricket3 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | BCCI official claims rules are faulty regarding career options available to retired players

A BCCI official has said that the present rules are flawed which has led to retired legends having to make a choice between supporting himself financially and helping Indian cricket develop. The statement came after the Ethics Officer had questioned the role of some former players as commentators.
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featurecricket18 days ago

“It was an arresting sight” - Sadagopan Ramesh reminisces Ganguly-Dravid 318-run partnership in 1999 WC

Former Indian opener Sadagopan Ramesh has reminisced the Ganguly-Dravid rampage in Taunton 20 years ago, during the 1999 World Cup, and called it an arresting sight. Ramesh, who opened for India in that game, also added that the game saw the emergence of Rahul Dravid as a proper ODI batsman.
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newscricket21 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | People will talk about technique when you don’t get runs, says KL Rahul

KL Rahul has stated that people will talk about technique when the runs are not coming for a player, referring to criticism that came his way during his poor run in Tests. The batsman had scored only 468 runs in as many as 22 innings in 2018 while scoring just one century and half century each.
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newscricketa month ago

Rahul Dravid to attend Junior selection committee meeting to choose teams for UK tour

For the first time in a while, a coach is officially attending a BCCI selection meeting as Rahul Dravid has been named as a 'special invitee' for the meeting in New Delhi slated to pick the team for the UK tour. In India, the coach and captain officially don’t have a vote in the team selection.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Wicket-taking bowlers in middle overs will benefit India in World Cup, says Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid has stated that the presence of wicket-taking bowlers in the World Cup in the United Kingdom will benefit the Indian team. India have bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal who are a part of the squad for the quadrennial event starting May 30.
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newscricketa month ago

Rahul Dravid told me that he actually learnt a lot playing county cricket, says Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has revealed that he called Rahul Dravid regarding his decision to play county cricket and the latter shared his experience of playing there and how the stint helped him. Rahane has already signed for Hampshire and will be the first Indian player to play for the said county.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | Vikram Rathour’s appointment as India ‘A’ coach borders on ‘conflict of interest’

Vikram Rathour is set to be appointed as the new coach of the India ‘A’ team for the home series against Sri Lanka despite claims of ‘conflict of interest’ doing rounds in the media. CoA had earlier rescinded Rathour’s appointment as batting coach of the junior national team on the same issue.
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newscricket2 months ago

Younis Khan rejects Pakistan U-19 coach offer after PCB rejects his demands

Younis Khan has rejected the offer for coaching Pakistan’s Under-19 cricket team as Pakistan Cricket Board did not agree to his demand of also appointing him as the chief selector of the team. PCB wanted to replicate the success of India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid but their search continues.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sreesanth abused me and Rahul Dravid, discloses Paddy Upton

In his newly launched book "The Barefoot Coach", India's mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton disclosed that Sreesanth abused him and Rahul Dravid after being dropped. He also wrote about the incidents just before the spot-fixing incident that hampered Sreesanth’s cricket career.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | India team miffed by presence of foreign analysts, coaches in IPL

Members of the Indian team management have expressed their displeasure over the presence of foreign analysts and coaches in the Indian Premier League. Many coaches of IPL teams are also a part of the support staff of various national teams which enables them to understand the game of Indian players.
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