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India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test: Four and five make a perfect pair

“KOHLI KILLED us softly is the nicest way of describing it.” It wasn’t an admission you would generally expect from an opposition coach on a hot, unforgiving day where his team has pretty much been beaten to the ground. For, there can be nothing ‘soft’ about chasing the ball around for nearly two full days in the subcontinent with the ... Read More »

Salman Butt, Asif in Super League draft

Karachi: Tainted Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Muhammad Asif have been given a reprieve by PCB which has included their names in the players draft for the 2nd Pakistan Super League.Both the former Pakistan players were ignored for the first PSL draft as they had just completed their five-year bans for spot-fixing. Former Test captain Butt has been included in ... Read More »

SC blocks BCCI funds to State units

The Supreme Court on Friday went for the financial jugular of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s 25 State cricket associations, barring them from using BCCI funds till they accept the Justice Lodha Committee’s reforms in “letter and spirit.” A Bench led by Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur ordered that the BCCI will not disburse Rs. ... Read More »

Judgment Day: We’re going by law of the land — Tamil Nadu Societies Act, says Anurag Thakur

BCCI president Anurag Thakur says the Societies Act doesn’t allow him to implement constitutional reforms without two-thirds of the members agreeing with the changes. He wants the Supreme Court judges to hear their problems one last time. Excerpts from an interview: BCCI seems to be playing the ‘who blinks first’ game. By delaying the implementation of reforms, you want the courts ... Read More »

KKR Owner Shah Rukh Khan Gets Mumbai Police Clean Chit in Wankhede Brawl Case

Mumbai: The Mumbai police have informed a metropolitan magistrate’s court that no ‘cognisable offence’ was made out against Bollywood superstar and Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan in connection with a brawl at the Wankhede stadium here after an IPL match in 2012. “After the investigation, it was found that no cognisable offence had taken place,” said a police ... Read More »