- Jul 30, 2015 13:53 IST
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.
- Jul 27, 2015 21:35 IST
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.
- Jul 21, 2015 10:33 IST
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
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.
- Jul 14, 2015 17:50 IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2015 17:07 IST
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.
- Jun 22, 2015 12:07 IST
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.
- Mar 04, 2015 08:55 IST
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.
- Dec 30, 2014 17:04 IST
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
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.
- Aug 20, 2014 23:18 ISTBig Picture
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.
- Aug 12, 2014 23:59 ISTBIG PICTURE
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.
- Mar 29, 2014 00:56 ISTBig Picture
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?
- Jan 20, 2014 14:25 ISTBig Picture
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.
- Dec 14, 2013 00:06 IST
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.