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  • The problem, as has happened in Sreesanth’s context, is that politicians will exploit a regional identity sentiment without going into the merit of the case and how deeply it can harm the cause of sport.
  • Former India cricketer S Sreesanth speaks to the press
    Jul 30, 2015 13:53 IST

    Politicising Sreesanth ban further harms Indian cricket

    The problem, as has happened in Sreesanth’s context, is that politicians will exploit a regional identity sentiment without going into the merit of the case and how deeply it can harm the cause of sport.

  • Cricketer S Sreesanth breaks down in court
    Jul 27, 2015 21:35 IST

    Guilty! Why Sreesanth, Chandila, Chavan are cricket's culprits

    It may not be misplaced to describe the latest round of the spot-fixing saga — the curious case of S Sreesanth, Indian criminal laws and his acquittal — as some sort of a joke being played on the lovers of sport.

  • Vindoo
    Jul 21, 2015 10:33 IST

    Lodha panel should probe whether BCCI ignored ICC warning on Vindoo

    Sources in the cricket officialdom are now suggesting that actor Vindoo Dara Singh had been on the official suspect list of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit (ACU) since the 2011 World Cup.

  • Jul 20, 2015 13:19 IST

    Stumped! BCCI fails again to set Indian cricket in order

    The BCCI chooses to place its trust on one of its sub-committees – IPL Governing Council – to figure a way out. And what does that committee do? Once again shift responsibility to another committee. It seems obvious by these moves that the Board at the moment is clueless about what they should be doing.

  • N Srinivasan
    Jul 14, 2015 17:50 IST

    Time up: Srinivasan as ICC chief untenable after IPL verdict

    The arrogant, self-serving Indian cricket officials have been delivered a body-blow by the Justice RM Lodha committee's verdict which has suspended the most powerful IPL team, the Chennai Super Kings for two years along with the Rajasthan Royals from playing the tournament.

  • Lalit Modi
    Jul 01, 2015 17:07 IST

    BCCI, Lalit Modi, Srinivasan - it's all about conflict of interest

    The Supreme Court took note of the BCCI's functioning and is trying to correct the wrongs by having appointed a three-member committee under the former Chief Justice of India, Justice LM Lodha, to suggest ways and means to ensure offences are not repeated.

  • Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman bowls against India
    Jun 22, 2015 12:07 IST

    Bangladesh loss: Why it's a harsh, bitter reality for Indian cricket

    The tour was supposed to showcase all its might and superior strength which would have cemented Ravi Shastri's claims for a long-term contract as its Team Director and provide steel to the argument that the two-captain theory is a workable arrangement.

  • Virat Kohli
    Mar 04, 2015 08:55 IST

    Kohli rant: Star player's behaviour towards journalist disgraceful

    Before I come to the point, a bit of a preamble is required. Even at the best of times, the relationship between those who perform and those who write and pass judgments on them is tenuous. And at the worst of times, it is tense and edgy. Over the years, both have generally learnt to live with each other and not cross the line between being downright rude and extra respectful, writes Pradeep Magazine.

  • MS Dhoni
    Dec 30, 2014 17:04 IST

    Bad timing? MS Dhoni stumps all with decision to retire from Test cricket

    It is not that MS Dhoni was a great Test captain and Virat Kholi is not ready to step in, just that the timing of the whole thing suggests that something may have snapped somewhere forcing Dhoni to take this decision so abruptly, writes Pradeep Magazine.

  • Nov 21, 2014 00:57 ISTBIG PICTURE

    'Dhoni lied to Mudgal panel, Meiyappan was in regular touch'

    The most disturbing feature of Justice Mukul Mudgal's report is not that the top BCCI officials are complicit in wrongdoing, but that the malaise may have spread and in the process compromised India's most powerful cricketer, writes Pradeep Magazine.

  • BCCI
    Aug 20, 2014 23:18 ISTBig Picture

    BCCI now has a 'Yes Man' in Ravi Shastri

    I write this more in anger than thoughtful calmness. Without mincing words and getting right to the heart of the matter, I must say that Ravi Shastri has been rewarded for totally aligning himself with BCCI's honchos.

  • Sachin Tendulkar
    Aug 12, 2014 23:59 ISTBIG PICTURE

    Tendulkar caught in trappings of an achiever in real world

    In the cricket world of today, driven purely by commercial interests, a sportsman, especially of Sachin Tendulkar’s stature, can’t be expected to be 'pristine pure' like the whites he used to wear in Test cricket, writes Pradeep Magazine.

  • Gavaskar
    Mar 29, 2014 00:56 ISTBig Picture

    Gavaskar not immune to conflict of interests

    While Sunil Gavaskar still evokes awe for his stupendous cricketing feats, his dalliance with the cricket administration, that includes his contract with the BCCI as a commentator, inspires little confidence, writes Pradeep Magazine. SC appoints Gavaskar as BCCI working president | Did MS Dhoni try to shield Meiyappan?

  • Cheteshwar Pujara
    Jan 20, 2014 14:25 ISTBig Picture

    Ignoring Cheteshwar Pujara is harming India

    Cheteshwar Pujara without doubt, the best batsman, along with Virat Kohli, in India. Yet, he does not figure in the Indian one-day team. What could be the reason for the selectors and MS Dhoni ignoring him, asks Pradeep Magazine.

  • DU admissions
    Dec 14, 2013 00:06 IST

    Dhoni needs to show Sourav's visionary quality

    The problem today is that the calendar is so crammed with the entry of T-20 format and IPL, that it is almost impossible to schedule a series that could give enough time to the players to acclimatise. Pradeep Magazine writes.