Soumitra Bose

Soumitra Bose has three decades of experience in sports journalism in topline media houses. He has managed sports content across print, broadcast and digital platforms.

Articles by Soumitra Bose

Mining talent: Here science meets soccer

If the beautiful game is all about steel, style and vision, football is slowly and surely getting a toehold in the mining town of Zawar, about 40 kilometres south of the lake city of Udaipur

Julio Manuel Segret Mondelo, a UEFA A-License coach who has over 20 years of grassroots experience in various countries including Spain, Norway and India, is part of a strong back-up staff at Zinc Football.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 02:05 PM IST
New Delhi | By

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Novak Djokovic reveals story behind comeback

The standing ovations and the longest cheers were reserved for recently-retired Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn, football manager Arsene Wenger and Indian NGO Yuwa for winning the Laureus Sport for Good Award for empowering women in Jharkhand through soccer.

Laureus World Sportsman of The Year 2019 winner Serbia's tennis player Novak Djokovic poses with his award.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 09:19 AM IST
Monaco | By

Times changing for Indian women, Vinesh Phogat tells the world

Vinesh Phogat is the first individual Indian athlete to be nominated for a major category in the Laureus awards.

Vinesh Phogat poses for pictures during the medal ceremony of WFS50kg wrestling Nordic at the Commonwealth Games 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 18, 2019 07:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Monaco | By

Why Arsene Wenger didn’t join Real Madrid

Ex-Arsenal coach said making careers of players was one of his three visions as a football manager

Arsene Wenger waves to fans after his final match in charge of Arsenal.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 17, 2019 11:13 PM IST
Monaco | By

Yuwa flies Indian flag at Laureus Awards

The Jharkhand-based NGO that was awarded the Laureus Sport for Good award 2019 has been changing lives of young women through football.

The Jharkhand-based NGO that was awarded the Laureus Sport for Good award 2019 has been changing lives of young women through football(@YuwaFootball)
Updated on Feb 17, 2019 11:05 PM IST
Monaco | By

I will give Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or every time: Xavi Hernandez

Speaking on the sidelines of the Lusail Stadium design launch event in Doha on Saturday, Xavi Hernandez said his former Barcelona teammate should win the award “every time”.

File image of Xavi Hernandez.(AFP)
Published on Dec 16, 2018 05:07 PM IST
Doha | By

BCCI vs PCB: Indian board ‘is very well prepared’, says Khurshid

Salman Khurshid, India’s former External Affairs Minister, turned up as an “expert” witness and was cross-examined by PCB’s British lawyers. The hearing is being held under UK laws.

File photo of former Union minister Salman Khurshid.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 01:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

BCCI new constitution: CoA rejects Bihar’s compliance report

Bihar’s inability to fall in line with the BCCI may hurt the state’s dreams of remaining in mainstream cricket after more than a decade in oblivion.

A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 02, 2018 08:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

BCCI vs PCB: Khurshid India’s ‘trump card’ in ICC battle with Pakistan

Former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is expected to explain to the three-member ICC panel the role the Union government plays in clearing a cricket series between the arch-rivals.

The BCCI and PCB had agreed to play five bilateral series between 2015 and 2023 as per an agreement in 2014.
Updated on Oct 02, 2018 01:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India should not pay a single penny to Pakistan: Anurag Thakur

Former BCCI presidents N Srinivasan and Anurag Thakur have refused to turn up as witnesses at the ICC disputes resolution committee hearing.

BCCI had signed on a MoU that scheduled six India versus Pakistan (bilateral) series between 2015 and 2023 with PCB hosting the first series in 2015/16.(AP)
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 09:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

In power game, Supreme Court verdict gives BCCI officials extra muscle

The fact that more than 170 hearings had failed to resolve the critical issues pertaining to members voting rights, tenure and powers of officials led to enormous amount of scepticism.

File Photo: A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 11:01 AM IST
New Delhi | By

Sharjah T10 cricket league gets ICC’s approval

The first 10-over-per-side format was played in December last year at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium and this year, it was granted approval by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has now approved a T10 cricket league, a domestic franchise tournament of the Emirates Cricket Board.(Twitter)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 05:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Anurag Thakur to Supreme Court: Recall order to remove me as BCCI chief

Anurag Thakur was removed as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India on January 2, 2017. The Supreme Court also removed Ajay Shirke as BCCI secretary for failing to implement the reforms suggested by the RM Lodha panel

Anurag Thakur was removed as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2018 12:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

‘Lives are at risk’, Al Jazeera may not share fixing details with ICC

On the basis of an Al Jazeera documentary, the ICC has launched a probe into allegations of spot-fixing and pitch doctoring in Test matches featuring India and Australia in Sri Lanka

ICC CEO Dave Richardson has asked Al Jazeera to release to us all the material they have .(AFP)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 01:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Three Test matches featuring Indian cricket team were fixed, claims Al Jazeera sting

Three Test matches featuring the Indian cricket team were influenced by bookmakers, claims the Al Jazeera documentary titled ‘Cricket’s Match-Fixers’

A 10-over session in the India-Australia Test match in Ranchi last year had been fixed, the Al Jazeera documentary has claimed.(BCCI)
Updated on May 27, 2018 12:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Review rights fees, cry broadcasters; No way, says BCCI

BCCI’s rights for the 2018-2023 cycle will be e-auctioned next week. STAR and SONY want separate rights fee for matches featuring non-Indian teams

STAR and SONY are not keen to pay the same per-match fee for a tie featuring the Indian men’s senior team and one that pits two non-Indian sides.(AP)
Updated on Mar 31, 2018 08:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanjjeev K Samyal & Soumitra Bose

BCCI administrators target treasurer in its 6th status report to Supreme Court on Lodha reforms

The sixth status report of the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators on the implementation of the Lodha committee reforms will come up for hearing in Supreme Court on Monday.

Anirudh Chaudhry is in the eye of a storm as the BCCI CEO (Rahul Johri) and CFO (Santosh Rangnekar) have filed separate affidavits in the Supreme Court alleging that the treasurer, among other things, made death threats for following directions from Justice Lodha’s office.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 29, 2018 11:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

‘Will finish you,’ CEO Rahul Johri’s affidavit in SC alleges BCCI’s ugly side

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court alleging how the cricket Board’s treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry threatened to ‘finish off’ its CFO Santosh Rangnekar

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and Diana Edjuli, a member of the depleted Committee of Administrators, during the Indian Premier League auction in Bangalore on January 27, 2018. Johri has complained to the Supreme Court against officials who are stopping the implementation of the RM Lodha committee reforms in BCCI.(BCCI)
Updated on Jan 28, 2018 03:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Sachin Tendulkar’s three commandments to Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team ahead of 2nd Test

Sachin Tendulkar said that the Centurion Test against South Africa will show how well the Indian cricket team can play under pressure. India are down 1-0 in the three-Test series

Sachin Tendulkar wants India cricket team to play according to the conditions in South Africa. Having won easily at home may give Indians over-confidence, he hinted ahead of the second Test in Centurion from Saturday.(BCCI)
Updated on Jan 13, 2018 11:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySoumya Bhattacharya & Soumitra Bose

Lone-ranger Aditya Verma almost sold off his wife’s jewellery to fight BCCI

BCCI’s continuous effort to wear down Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma was snubbed by the Supreme Court.

Aditya Verma, pictured here with Sachin Tendulkar, argued his own case in front of a Supreme Court bench and emerged victorious.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2018 10:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Ex-cricketers welcome Bihar’s return to Ranji Trophy cricket

Bihar’s loss was Jharkhand’s gain as the state’s cricketers lost out once the BCCI changed its policies

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has been ordered by the Supreme Court to admit Bihar in Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2018 09:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Supreme Court directs BCCI to allow Bihar play Ranji Trophy, domestic cricket

The Supreme Court has directed the BCCI to allow Bihar to play Ranji Trophy and other domestic cricket tournaments.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has been ordered by the Supreme Court to admit Bihar in Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 04, 2018 03:50 PM IST

BCCI to review Neeraj Kumar’s stay as Anti-Corruption Unit advisor

Neeraj Kumar may be retired from BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit before May 31 this year because he had brought “disrepute” to the national cricket body by levelling charges against CEO Rahul Johri.

Neeraj Kumar was upset with BCCI’s lackadaisical approach towards checking corruption in cricket. He is contracted by the BCCI to stay till May 31, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2018 11:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Sachin Tendulkar says Hardik Pandya gives Kohli’s team edge that Kapil Dev’s India didn’t have

The presence of Hardik Pandya gives India an extra edge in South Africa, says Sachin Tendulkar. The Baroda all-rounder is the trump card in Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team, he adds

Hardik Pandya will be crucial for Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team in South Africa, feels Sachin Tendulkar.(AP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2018 02:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Sachin Tendulkar wants to score another ‘dream century’ but it’s not on a cricket pitch

Sachin Tendulkar is urging the HRD and sports ministries to make sports a mandatory subject in schools. The cricket legend has produced a booklet of former sports heroes of India to inspire the future generation. An exclusive interaction

Sachin Tendulkar said that making sports mandatory in schools will be like scoring a ‘dream century’ for him.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2017 10:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Fitness non-negotiable, diseases hurting Indian economy: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar had come well prepared for his maiden speech in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The cricket icon wanted to emphasise how the economy was bearing the brunt of an unfit India.

Sachin Tendulkar, in his video speech on Friday, said it is time for India to move from a ‘sport loving’ nation to a ‘sport playing’ one.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 24, 2017 09:00 AM IST
Hindustan TImes, New Delhi | By

Why Board of Control for Cricket in India’s retirement policy is not impartial

The BCCI is retiring its Anti-Corruption Unit chief Neeraj Kumar and anti-doping unit veteran Vece Paes but its administrators have not been transparent in some cases

BCCI has decided to retire Anti Corruption Unit’s Neeraj Kumar and anti-doping unit’s Dr Vece Paes. But the retirement policy is not being implemented uniformly across all positions.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 22, 2017 10:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Maharashtra Cricket Association falls in line with Lodha panel reforms

Maharashtra Cricket Association’s managing committee decided to fall in line with the Justice RM Lodha panel recommendations which were approved by the Supreme Court in July last year

Justice RM Lodha’s panel recommendations will be adopted by the Maharashtra Cricket Association.(AP)
Updated on Dec 07, 2017 09:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Secretary and treasurer powers to be curbed in new BCCI constitution

The Committee of Administrators appointed by the Supreme Court have incorporated most of the Lodha panel recommendations in drawing up the new BCCI constitution.

The new-look Memorandum of Association (MoA), drafted by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), will greatly curb the powers of the BCCI treasury and secretary.(AFP)
Published on Dec 04, 2017 08:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

MS Dhoni target of ‘jealous’ people who want him out of India cricket team: Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has come to the rescue of MS Dhoni, the former captain whose position in the Indian cricket team is under a scanner after struggling in the Rajkot Twenty20 International against New Zealand.

Ravi Shastri has lashed out at MS Dhoni’s critics, saying that there are a lot of jealous people who want the former Indian skipper out of the Indian cricket team.(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 10, 2017 10:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
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