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newscricketa year ago

Don’t think there has been a greater cricketer than Kohli in India, asserts Ramachandra Guha

Cricket Historian Ramachandra Guha has heaped praise on Virat Kohli, calling him a ‘force of nature’ who mixes his cricketing ability with his personality that makes him the greatest Indian cricketer. Guha also added that Tendulkar was a great batsman but he didn’t have that force of personality.
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newscricketa year ago

N Srinivasan and Amit Shah are effectively running Indian cricket, claims Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha has claimed that it is the duo of N Srinivasan and Amit Shah, who are effectively running Indian cricket, with claims of evident nepotism. He also bashed Sourav Ganguly’s involvement in cricket fantasy game before adding that this kind of greed is highly shocking.
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featurecricket2 years ago

Best Books on Indian cricket

One of the most underrated aspects behind the popularity of the Indian Cricket is the literature that drives it. From the days of MAK Pataudi to Virat Kohli, it has been a rich one, even though the English aficionados will disagree. Here we dive deep into some of the best books on Indian cricket.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ramachandra Guha, Vikram Limaye reject remuneration for CoA stint

Former CoA member and historian Ramachandra Guha has rejected payment of Rs. 40 lakhs that he was going to receive on a pro-rata basis from the BCCI. Banker Vikram Limaye has also declined the remuneration decided by the Supreme Court for serving Indian cricket during his short tenure.
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newscricket4 years ago

Ramachandra Guha believes the Kohli-Kumble dispute is similar to the 1952 Mankad-Nayudu rift

Ramachandra Guha compared the rift between former India coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli to what had happened between former all-rounder Vinoo Mankad and chief selector CK Nayudu in 1952. Guha has also claimed that players now enjoy more power than the administrators.
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newscricket4 years ago

Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan are being humiliated, says Ramachandra Guha

Former CoA member Ramachandra Guha has said that Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan are being subject to public humiliation by the manner in which their appointment as consultants has been put on hold. Guha further added that both Dravid and Zaheer deserve to be treated in a much better way.
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newscricket4 years ago

Ramiz Raja questions BCCI’s decision to award MS Dhoni Grade-A contract

Ex-Pakistan skipper Ramiz Raja has echoed Ramachandra Guha’s statement by questioning the logic behind awarding MS Dhoni a Grade A contract despite the latter retiring from Test cricket. He also asked the Asian powerhouses to take the leadership in the promotion of the longest version of the sport.
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newscricket4 years ago

Anil Kumble suggested 10-month contracts for national coaches

Former Indian head coach Anil Kumble reportedly was in favour of 10-month contracts for the support staff as well as the coaches as that would have allowed them to earn from IPL like the players. Kumble also suggested that the head coach be given 60 percent of the captain's estimated earnings.
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newscricket4 years ago

Rahul Dravid to skip U-19 selection meet to avoid controversy

Rahul Dravid has informed the BCCI that he will be skipping the selection meeting for the U-19 cricketers on June 16th to avoid any possible controversy over his presence. Although Dravid is willing to coach the U-19 side in the future, he wants more clarity given his contract is yet to be renewed.
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newscricket4 years ago

CoA: National coaches to have two year contracts with BCCI

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators has brought in a new decision of contracting national coaches for a two-year period in a bid to overcome the conflict of interest issue. The conflict of interest issue was pointed out by former CoA member and historian Ramchandra Guha.
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