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featurecricket2 months ago

High time for Indians to start participating in foreign T20 leagues in wake of new era-changing ICC FTP

Despite organizing the IPL – the world's grandest T20 competition – for 15 years, the BCCI does not allow its players, contracted or non-contracted, to participate in other global T20 tournaments. However, with the latest reported change in ICC's FTP, the scenario might not remain the same anymore.
Ritam Chatterjee
featurecricket2 months ago

Giving Virat Kohli a rest for West Indies tour definitely not unjustified

Virat Kohli was rarely troubled by poor form at the junior level and it went a long way in ensuring his overall development as a cricketer. But now, there is turmoil around him in Indian cricket, and the BCCI’s decision of giving him a rest for the West Indies T20Is has shaken everyone up a little.
Ritam Chatterjee
featurecricketa year 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
featurecricket2 years ago

IPL 2021 Schedule Announcement: A detailed low down

The IPL Governing Council, on Sunday, announced the schedule for the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. Keeping the safety and bubble in mind, they have decided to go ahead with a cluster-caravan format this year, with no teams playing at their respective home venues.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

Not pandemic, it is BCCI’s incompetence that has held domestic cricket hostage

‘We call ourselves the most competent and the biggest cricket board in the world, don’t we?,’ starts a renowned cricketer, audibly frustrated at the turn of things. ‘Surely this is a mess but it is baffling at their open lack of concern.’
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

No more excuses — Virat Kohli’s rant has exposed BCCI’s incompetency

In the early hours of Thursday, on All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the ever-so-captivating Tazz worked what arguably was the most real and best ‘eff the management’ shoot since CM Punk’s pipebomb in 2011. Little did we know that it would get eclipsed 12 hours later by the most unlikely candidate.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

10-6 - The ideological deadlock

As with many decisions taken by the International Cricket Council lately, the election process to elect the next chairman is veering towards ludicrous. The process is unfounded, full of tragic logic that carries a sense of off-field bearing that is enough to leave you in doldrums.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

The Bumrah-shaped arc in Natarajan’s path to glory in Australia

The rise of T Natarajan from the relative outback of Salem to the Indian Cricketing milieu is a tale of marginalised success - straight out of the pages of a romantic underdog book. There is a lot to celebrate, but the biggest storyline is actually about following an already-established arc.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

BCCI spot on when it comes to developing U19 players through IPL, claims Monty Panesar

For the longest time in Indian cricket, the pathway system had been on a singular plane where one impressive performance in the U19 World Cup would line you up for a senior debut. However, with the addition of the Indian Premier League, the pathway system has undergone a massive metamorphosis.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

EXCLUSIVE | BCCI ‘yet to take any decision’ on India-England series but playing in India ‘most likely’

With the IPL set to go ahead in the United Arab Emirates, starting with the encounter between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, the BCCI have devoted all their energy to make the tournament a massive success. However, the plan for the England-India series is yet to be discussed in detail.
Bastab K Parida