The Cricket Board is to add four more teams and make its annual Corporate Trophy tournament, scheduled between September 1-8, into a 16-team affair.
South Zone stand-in skipper Subramaniam Badrinath was all smiles on Sunday. His team crushed North Zone by 411 runs to set up the Duleep final clash with West Zone in Chennai from February 5 to 9. Bivabasu Kumar reports.
Though South's 211 was 54 runs better than their first innings effort, their specialist batsmen failed once again while Murali Kartik's cameo down the order did bother West for a brief while but left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhruv ensured that Kartik's effort remained just a cameo.
Sachin Tendulkar need not wield his bat, his sheer presence in the dressing room inspires others to give their best, says Mumbai Ranji team coach Praveen Amre.
Gourappa, who represented Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy, breathed his last on Friday. He was 83.
Uttar Pradesh's best opportunity to score their first outright win of the season, might just come when they take on Maharashtra on Sunday. Sharad Deep reports.
Apart from a coach, Delhi have an assistant coach, bowling coach, wicket-keeping coach, a physio, manager and logistics manager, reports Heena Zuni Pandit.
Both the openers Radhey Shyan and Sandeep Sharma took no time in settling down and made Assam bowling attack look pedestrian, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
The five-member selection committee led by former Test offie Gopal Sharma won't have much of a problem in selecting the batsmen, says Sharad Deep.
Indian Cements were cruising to victory but Ganguly had Suresh caught at mid off by Pradeep Sahu in 36th over, reports Ashutosh Sharma.
Selectors short-listed 65 aspirants for the final round of trials on Thursday. As many as 352 had appeared on the first day, reports Sharad Deep.
Ganguly was given a standing ovation by a handsome crowd, which came just to see former India captain bat, reports Vinod kumar.
With MRF reeling at 44 for two, Gunaneswara Rao stitched a partnership of 57 runs with Parveen, reports Ashutosh Kumar.
Rahul Dravid hit his 100th half century in first class cricket as Rest of India set a target of 378 to Delhi and further consolidate its position on day three of the Irani Trophy.
Harbhajan was the pick of the Rest of India bowlers, claiming four for 31, while Kumble and Zaheer got three apiece.