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newscricketa day ago

BCCI announces hike in match fee for domestic players, seniors to get Rs 60,000 per match day

Following BCCI's Apex Council meeting on Monday, secretaty Jay Shah announced hike in match fee for domestic and women cricketers. Senior players with experience of over 40 matches will get Rs 60,000 per match day, almost 50 per cent more than what they used to get in the previous structure.
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newscricket14 days ago

BCCI to ratify sexual harassment policy and discuss Ranji compensation in Apex Council meeting

After a series of sexual allegations were surfaced against former CEO Rahul Johri, BCCI has formed an internal committee to look after the issues. The Apex Council meeting will be held on September 20, during which the compensation packages for domestic cricketers will also be discussed.
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newscricketa month ago

BCCI postpones Ranji Trophy to January 5, team size capped to 30 members

The BCCI has pushed back the start of the Ranji Trophy by seven weeks from its original date, November 16, to ensure enough red-ball preparation time for the 38 teams. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be played between October 27 and November 22, before the Vijay Hazare Trophy begins on December 1.
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newscricket2 months ago

Unfair and unwarranted criticism to compare IPL with Indian domestic tournaments, affirms Jay Shah

Jay Shah has dismissed the criticism BCCI faced for favouring IPL over domestic cricket tournaments and called it unfair and unwarranted to compare the cash-rich league with the domestic season. Shah also said to save the lives of young players the board had to cancel all the age-group tournaments.
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newscricket2 months ago

Deepak Hooda leaves Baroda; set to shift base to Rajasthan

All-rounder Deepak Hooda, who infamously was involved in a tussle with Krunal Pandya earlier this year, has decided to quit Baroda ahead of the 2021/22 domestic season that kicks off in October. Hooda, who debuted for Baroda as a 17-year-old in 2013, is reportedly set to move to Rajasthan.
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newscricket4 months ago

Prithvi Shaw opens up on Syrup-gate; says he feared that people would perceive him as a ‘drug consumer’

Prithvi Shaw, who in 2019 was banned for 8 months for failing a dope test, has revealed that the ‘Cough syrup gate’ broke him mentally and emotionally, and played on his mind for no less than two months. Shaw claimed that he dreaded the thought of people perceiving him as a ‘consumer of drugs.’
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newscricket5 months ago

MCA secretaries manipulated with Mumbai XI in SMAT 2020/21, alleges Lalchand Rajput

Lalchand Rajput, the former head of the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), has claimed that MCA secretaries interfered in selection of Mumbai XI in SMAT 2020/21. Rajput has asserted that the secretaries ‘forced’ selectors to pick certain players in the XI.
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newscricket7 months ago

Becoming physically stronger has helped me turn into a better ball-striker, reveals Shahrukh Khan

Tamil Nadu’s Shahrukh Khan, who landed a INR 5.25 crore IPL deal two days ago, revealed that it was bulking up and putting more muscle which helped him take his ball-striking ability to the next level. Shahrukh also revealed that Dinesh Karthik had a big role to play in his rise post 2019.
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newscricket7 months ago

Communal allegations against me are false and baseless, claims Wasim Jaffer

After few people at Uttarakhand Cricket Association levelled communal allegation against Wasim Jaffer, who resigned from his role yesterday, the cricket has come out to defend himself. Jaffer stated that the allegations are purely false and baseless and things have been made up entirely.
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newscricket7 months ago

Wasim Jaffer resigns as Uttarakhand head coach citing external interference in selection

Former Indian batsman Wasim Jaffer has resigned as the head coach of the Uttarakhand state side citing external interference in selection, claiming outside forces used their power to select ‘non-deserving’ players. With just 1 win, Uttarakhand finished fourth in Elite Group C in SMAT 2020/21.
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