Harit Joshi

Harit Joshi

Harit Joshi writes on cricket and Olympic sports.

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Sachin Tendulkar was once advised by Raj Singh Dungarpur to focus on his examinations.(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar was once advised by Raj Singh Dungarpur to focus on his examinations.(Getty Images)

When Raj Singh Dungarpur asked Sachin Tendulkar to concentrate on Class X exams

Hindustan times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2017 09:55 AM IST
Raj Singh Dungarpur once told Sachin Tendulkar to focus on his examinations and that his time in the Indian cricket team will come.
The Indian Premier league (IPL), after STAR India’s mind-boggling Rs 16,347.50 crore bid for global media rights, has become the hottest propery in Indian cricket. Every IPL game will win BCCI more money than a ODI(IPL)
The Indian Premier league (IPL), after STAR India’s mind-boggling Rs 16,347.50 crore bid for global media rights, has become the hottest propery in Indian cricket. Every IPL game will win BCCI more money than a ODI(IPL)

STAR India’s media rights: An IPL T20 tie will get BCCI 12 crore more than a ODI

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2017 10:00 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be richer by Rs 55 crore per Indian Premier league (IPL) game whereas an international match brings about Rs 43 crore. STAR India will pay BCCI a whopping Rs 16,347.50 crore for a period of five years
For Indian Premier League television rights, Sony Pictures Network may face stiff challenge from Star India.(AFP)
For Indian Premier League television rights, Sony Pictures Network may face stiff challenge from Star India.(AFP)

Indian Premier League: BCCI gears up for windfall from television, digital rights

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2017 11:15 PM IST
For Indian Premier League, as many as 24 companies have entered the bid for television and digital rights of the world’s most popular T20 cricket league.
England and Yorkshire batsman Geoffrey Boycott (left) shares a joke with West Indies batsman Viv Richards in the dressing room in Antigua during the 1981 Test series between West Indies and England. Boycott triggered a racism storm with his comments on how the West Indians got knighthood(Getty Images)
England and Yorkshire batsman Geoffrey Boycott (left) shares a joke with West Indies batsman Viv Richards in the dressing room in Antigua during the 1981 Test series between West Indies and England. Boycott triggered a racism storm with his comments on how the West Indians got knighthood(Getty Images)

Cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott targets Viv, Sobers with racist comments

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2017 07:13 PM IST
Geoffrey Boycott said knighthoods were handed out like “confetti” to West Indies cricket greats like Viv Richards, Sobers and Ambrose.
The BCCI special general meeting on July 26 had refused to adopt the new policy.(AFP)
The BCCI special general meeting on July 26 had refused to adopt the new policy.(AFP)

Vinod Rai-led panel urges Supreme Court to implement new funding policy for BCCI

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2017 11:32 PM IST
The Vinod Rai-led Committee of Administrators, in its report, has highlighted the need for the BCCI to adopt the new disbursement policy for its state associations without which the objective to achieve the reforms would remain incomplete.
BCCI, in its SGM on Wednesday, decided against adopting a number of Justice Lodha panel reforms which were made binding on the cricket board by the Supreme Court in July last year(AFP)
BCCI, in its SGM on Wednesday, decided against adopting a number of Justice Lodha panel reforms which were made binding on the cricket board by the Supreme Court in July last year(AFP)

BCCI’s obstinacy is making a mockery of the law

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2017 07:03 PM IST
A BCCI Special General Meeting on Wednesday dumped its special committee’s observation that had narrowed down the objections against Justice Lodha Committee reforms to three
Despite India’s stellar showing at the ICC Women’s World Cup, a women’s IPL is not yet in the pipeline.(Reuters)
Despite India’s stellar showing at the ICC Women’s World Cup, a women’s IPL is not yet in the pipeline.(Reuters)

Despite India’s ICC World Cup run, women’s IPL a distant dream

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2017 08:55 PM IST
The demand for a women’s IPL has resurfaced after India’s impressive showing at the ICC Women’s World Cup, but the country does not have a large pool of cricketers ready for such a top level competition, a BCCI official has said
Virender Sehwag says he hasn’t made any plans for the future.(Getty Images)
Virender Sehwag says he hasn’t made any plans for the future.(Getty Images)

Virender Sehwag ‘taking things as they come’ after missing out on India job

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2017 08:03 PM IST
Virender Sehwag said he hasn’t thought about his future plans after missing out on the head coach’s role for the Indian cricket team
Ravindra Jadeja with wife Reeva Solanki and their new born baby during an event in Mumbai on Wednesday.(PTI)
Ravindra Jadeja with wife Reeva Solanki and their new born baby during an event in Mumbai on Wednesday.(PTI)

Ravindra Jadeja catches first glimpse of daughter. This was the star’s reaction

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2017 09:16 AM IST
Ravindra Jadeja was in England for the ICC Champions Trophy when his wife Reeva Solanki gave birth to a baby girl. After the tournament, Jadeja headed to the West Indies for five ODIs and a T20 International.
Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has agreed to be Haryana Cricket Players Association’s chairman, according to chairman.(Getty Images)
Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has agreed to be Haryana Cricket Players Association’s chairman, according to chairman.(Getty Images)

Kapil Dev set to lead players’ body in Haryana cricket

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2017 07:12 PM IST
India’s legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev will lead Haryana cricket’s players body as its chairman. The players’ association will be called Haryana Cricket Players Association (HCPA).
NSrinivasan also blasted the Committee of Administrators’ (COA) decision to continue with the administrative staff of the ICC Champions Trophy for the West Indies tour as well(AFP)
NSrinivasan also blasted the Committee of Administrators’ (COA) decision to continue with the administrative staff of the ICC Champions Trophy for the West Indies tour as well(AFP)

N Srinivasan tells BCCI to pitch for larger revenue share from ICC in future

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2017 11:07 PM IST
The ICC’s new model cut down BCCI’s share to $405 million, which hasn’t gone down well with N Srinivasan, the brainchild behind the ‘Big Three’ model. In the BCCI’s Special General Meeting, he made his displeasure clear to the board members
Anil Kumble (L), seen here with Virat Kohli , resigned as the coach of the Indian cricket team earlier this week.(PTI)
Anil Kumble (L), seen here with Virat Kohli , resigned as the coach of the Indian cricket team earlier this week.(PTI)

Anil Kumble’s exit may keep Virat Kohli & Co waiting for bigger pay packet

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2017 11:59 PM IST
Anil Kumble, who stepped down as coach after the ICC Champions Trophy, had discussed proposals for better remuneration for India players with the Committee of Administrators.
CoA members Diana Edulji and Ramchandra Guha were in favour of implementing the suggestion, according to sources. BCCI acting president CK Khanna and secretary Amitabh Choudhary were also present at the board’s captains and coaches conclave. The suggestions will be forwarded to the BCCI’s technical committee headed by Sourav Ganguly.(HT Photo)
CoA members Diana Edulji and Ramchandra Guha were in favour of implementing the suggestion, according to sources. BCCI acting president CK Khanna and secretary Amitabh Choudhary were also present at the board’s captains and coaches conclave. The suggestions will be forwarded to the BCCI’s technical committee headed by Sourav Ganguly.(HT Photo)

BCCI conclave backs Harbhajan Singh’s proposal to hike match fees of domestic players

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2017 11:48 PM IST
Harbhajan Singh had written to India cricket team coach Anil Kumble and the BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) to look into the fee structure at the first-class level where the remuneration has not been hiked for nearly a decade.
Steve Smith replaced MS Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiant captain ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.(PTI)
Steve Smith replaced MS Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiant captain ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.(PTI)

‘Steve Smith’s sharp message helped RPS revive in IPL’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2017 12:56 PM IST
The Rising Pune Supergiant, after finishing seventh in the points table in the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL), have turned the tables around as they made their way to the maiden appearance in the final with a 20-run win over Mumbai Indians, under Steve Smith’s leadership.
Washington Sundar picked up 3/16 as Rising Pune Supergiant defeated Mumbai Indians by 20 runs to enter the final of IPL 2017.(BCCI)
Washington Sundar picked up 3/16 as Rising Pune Supergiant defeated Mumbai Indians by 20 runs to enter the final of IPL 2017.(BCCI)

IPL 2017: RPS stop Mumbai Indians, enter final

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2017 01:23 PM IST
Rising Pune Supergiant showed resilience and discipline despite the absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes and spinner Imran Tahir to defeat former champions Mumbai Indians and clinch a spot in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday.
Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant will battle it out if Qualifier 1 of IPL 2017 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.(PTI)
Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant will battle it out if Qualifier 1 of IPL 2017 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.(PTI)

Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017 Qualifier: Winners go to final

Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2017 04:20 PM IST
The battle to the top in IPL 2017 will begin with the Qualifier 1 clash between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday
Shah Rukh Khan celebrated Kolkata Knight Riders’ win against Royal Challengers Bangalore with a tweet that links KKR heroes Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn with characters from his Bollywood hit Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa(Twitter - SRK)
Shah Rukh Khan celebrated Kolkata Knight Riders’ win against Royal Challengers Bangalore with a tweet that links KKR heroes Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn with characters from his Bollywood hit Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa(Twitter - SRK)

SRK links Kolkata Knight Riders win vs RCB to this hit movie

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2017 12:13 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders improved their chances of qualifying for the IPL 2017 playoffs with a commanding win against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. Shah Rukh Khan has compared the heroes of the win to his Bollywood movie Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
Anil Kumble, Indian cricket team coach, had reportedly approached BCCI) stating that his team is keen to participate in the ICC Champions Trophy.(AFP)
Anil Kumble, Indian cricket team coach, had reportedly approached BCCI) stating that his team is keen to participate in the ICC Champions Trophy.(AFP)

Anil Kumble could be in big trouble over ICC Champions Trophy. This is why

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2017 08:47 AM IST
As some top Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials mull a boycott of the ICC Champions Trophy over its tussle with the world body, coach Anil Kumble has come under fire from officials for supporting India’s participation.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has convened an SGM on May 5 to discuss the course of action in its ongoing tussle with the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding revenue share. With BCCI yet to announce the Indian squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, and it remains to be seen whether the Board will use the team’s participation as a bargaining chip.(HT Photo)
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has convened an SGM on May 5 to discuss the course of action in its ongoing tussle with the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding revenue share. With BCCI yet to announce the Indian squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, and it remains to be seen whether the Board will use the team’s participation as a bargaining chip.(HT Photo)

ICC Champions Trophy: BCCI warned not to spoil relationship with world body

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2017 03:11 PM IST
In a fresh communication to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has asked them to not hold the Indian cricket team’s Champions Trophy 2017 participation as ransom in the ongoing revenue-sharing tussle with International Cricket Council (ICC)
Rising Pune Supergiant’s (RPS) Ben Stokes celebrates after scoring a century against Gujarat Lions (GL) in their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Monday.(AFP)
Rising Pune Supergiant’s (RPS) Ben Stokes celebrates after scoring a century against Gujarat Lions (GL) in their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Monday.(AFP)

Ben Stokes’ million-dollar show for RPS vs Gujarat Lions hailed by Steve Smith

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2017 09:13 AM IST
Ben Stokes was roped in by Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) paying Rs. 14.5 crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction and the England batsman proved his worth with an unbeaten 103 against Gujarat Lions on Monday
Rahul Tripathi has been in great form for Rising Pune Supergaint in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.(PTI)
Rahul Tripathi has been in great form for Rising Pune Supergaint in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.(PTI)

IPL 2017: Inspired by Army, Rahul Tripathi enjoying ‘fruits’ of goodwill

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2017 08:12 PM IST
Rising Pune Supergiant players, including Rahul Tripathi, visited the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in Pune on Sunday. It’s a centre which houses Indian armed forces personnel who have suffered spinal injuries in the line of duty.
Ajinkya Rahane, who averages 23.44 in IPL 2017 so far, will look to get a big one when Rising Pune Supergiant take on Gujarat Lions on Monday.(BCCI)
Ajinkya Rahane, who averages 23.44 in IPL 2017 so far, will look to get a big one when Rising Pune Supergiant take on Gujarat Lions on Monday.(BCCI)

Rising Pune Supergiant seek first IPL win over Gujarat Lions

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2017 10:01 PM IST
Steve Smith’s Rising Pune Supergiant, who have five wins from nine games in IPL 2017 so far, will take on Gujarat Lions - a team they are yet to defeat in the cash-rich league.
Rising Pune Supergiant thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 61 runs as they remained in fourth spot while RCB’s chances of qualifying for the play-offs are virtually over.(AFP)
Rising Pune Supergiant thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 61 runs as they remained in fourth spot while RCB’s chances of qualifying for the play-offs are virtually over.(AFP)

Virat Kohli 55 in vain, Rising Pune Supergiant beat Royal Challengers Bangalore

Pune | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2017 02:00 AM IST
Virat Kohli smashed his 29th fifty but it went in vain as Rising Pune Supergiant thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 61 runs. With this loss, RCB’s chances of making the play-offs have gotten difficult.
Steve Smith replaced MS Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiant captain ahead of Indian Premier League (IPl) 2017.(BCCI)
Steve Smith replaced MS Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiant captain ahead of Indian Premier League (IPl) 2017.(BCCI)

Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith has full support in IPL: Rajat Bhatia

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Harit Joshi
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2017 09:03 PM IST
Steve Smith, as Rising Pune Supergiant captain, has got help from all quarter in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, according to all-rounder Rajat Bhatia
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Robin Uthappa hit a blistering 87 during the run chase as the Gautam Gambhir-led side beat Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets in Pune on Wednesday.(AFP)
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Robin Uthappa hit a blistering 87 during the run chase as the Gautam Gambhir-led side beat Rising Pune Supergiant by seven wickets in Pune on Wednesday.(AFP)

Credit goes to Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen, says Rising Pune Supergiant’s Rahane

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2017 02:40 PM IST
Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir hit half centuries as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) by seven wickets in their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Wednesday.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir and teammate Robin Uthappa during their IPL 2017 match against Rising Pune Supergiant at the MCA Stadium in Pune.(BCCI)
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir and teammate Robin Uthappa during their IPL 2017 match against Rising Pune Supergiant at the MCA Stadium in Pune.(BCCI)

Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir knocks power Kolkata Knight Riders to 7-wicket win

Pune | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2017 01:17 AM IST
Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa forged a 158-run second wicket partnership for Kolkata Knight Riders to chase down Rising Pune Supergiant’s 182 for five with 11 balls to spare
Jason Roy has so far played three matches for Gujarat Lions in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.(BCCI)
Jason Roy has so far played three matches for Gujarat Lions in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.(BCCI)

IPL 2017: Miffed Jason Roy may not return for Gujarat Lions

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2017 12:30 PM IST
England’s Gujarat Lions batsman Jason Roy is frustrated due to lack of playing opportunities and may leave Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 midway through the season, to play 50-over cricket at home and get ready for the ICC Champions Trophy.
Mumbai Indians are currently on a six-match winning streak in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.(AFP)
Mumbai Indians are currently on a six-match winning streak in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.(AFP)

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians aim to surpass their record six-match winning streak

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2017 05:18 PM IST
When Mumbai Indians face Rising Pune Supergiant on Monday, the two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions will have an opportunity to extend their winning streak to seven matches which has never been achieved before by the team.
Mumbai Indians pacer Mitchell McClenaghan celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer during their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 match at the Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai on April 22.(AFP)
Mumbai Indians pacer Mitchell McClenaghan celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer during their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 match at the Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai on April 22.(AFP)

Mumbai Indians still have a long way to go in IPL 2017: Mitchell McClenaghan

Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2017 05:04 PM IST
Mumbai Indians’ Mitchell McClenaghan starred with 3/24 to restrict Delhi Daredevils to 128/7 and clinch a 14-run win over Mumbai Indians in their IPL 2017 match
Kagiso Rabada’s knock went in vain as Delhi Daredevils suffered a 14-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2017 on Saturday.(AFP)
Kagiso Rabada’s knock went in vain as Delhi Daredevils suffered a 14-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2017 on Saturday.(AFP)

Delhi Daredevils’ Kagiso Rabada defends team after loss to Mumbai Indians in IPL

Mumbai | By Harit Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2017 09:23 AM IST
Mumbai Indians bowlers restricted Delhi Daredevils to 128 for seven to win their IPL 2017 match by 14 runs on Saturday
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