Duncan Fletcher seems to have won himself some time to save his job. Amid strong criticism of India’s dismal run, BCCI’s top bosses — president N Srinivasan and secretary Sanjay Patel — had a meeting with the India coach in Chennai on Friday.
Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar wants Rahul Dravid to take up the highly challenging job of India coach but the former captain is not ready as yet to assume the mantle from under-fire incumbent Duncan Fletcher because of "time constraints".
India might not have played any T20 International in the last five months but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said that the IPL experience would help the team do well in the Twenty20 World Cup beginning at Mirpur on Sunday.
A new lot of silver coins bearing retired cricket great Sachin Tendulkar's face embossed on them along with the number of Tests (200) he had played was launched by Valuemart Gold & Jewels, in association with Diamond India, here on Friday.
The under-fire Indian cricket team on Friday left for Bangladesh to participate in the ICC World Twenty20 Championships without holding the customary pre-departure press conference here.
Indian Wells (USA): Sania Mirza and Cara Black are in line to win their first title of season as they defeated Lucie Hradecka and Jie Zheng to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open, a Premier WTA tournament, here.
Sachin Tendulkar is among the three greats to have emerged as the leading contenders for private channel's Cricketer of the Generation award, even as the Indian's longtime fierce rival from the West Indies Brian Lara missed out on a place in the final three.
Explosive India batsman Virat Kohli is eager to get back into action with the World Twenty20 beginning in Bangladesh March 16. India play their opener against arch-rivals Pakistan March 21.
United Arab Emirates will stage the initial phase of the IPL while Bangladesh was kept on standby for some of the matches by the BCCI, ending weeks of speculation over the venues of the high-profile event which was on Wednesday scheduled from April 16 to June 1.
India batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been named brand ambassador by Canara Bank. Commenting on the association, Dhawan said, "It is an honour to be associated with Canara Bank that has a legend of more than a century. The bank is vibrant and very future-focussed."
Considering his extremely goodrecord at the Eden Gardens, out-of-favour spinner Harbhajan Singh today likened the venue to a mother, who has always given something to her son, and hoped that it would yet again prove to be special for him as he aims to win Vijay Hazare trophy for Punjab.
Outlining his vision for Indian sports, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has said that athletes should be treated 'at par' with defence personnel of the country when it comes to training.
Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Anjan on Sunday cautioned the young students from the minority community not to praise Pakistan blindly before checking the facts in that country.
Shahid Afridi's fans have reportedly wished for the cricketer to be blessed with a son following Afridi's match-winning performances against India and Bangladesh in the Asia Cup.
Retired Australia pacer Brett Lee has said that an Australia-India final in the 2015 ICC World Cup would be 'fantastic' and 'incredible' but also added that India needs good pacers in order to 'put their best foot forward'.