Yuvraj Singh likely to be ruled out of semi-finals against West Indies

Yuvraj Singh

India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is likely to sit out of the second semi-final of the ongoing World T20 against the West Indies on Thursday due to an ankle injury. According to sources, the team management are sweating over the various options they have on the bench, including batsman Ajinkya Rahane and all-rounder Pawan Negi. Sources…

Ravi Shastri wants to try all combinations before World T20

Ravi Shastri

Ahead of the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka, India team director Ravi Shastri said he is aiming at trying all possible combinations to get the best squad prior to the forthcoming World T20 at home next month. Having whitewashed Australia 3-0 in their own backyard, the Indians were expected to do well at…

Don’t mess around legends like Dhoni, says Ravi Shastri

Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri

In awe of Virat Kohli’s meteoric rise, Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri on Thursday said the swashbuckling batsman seems like a mirror-image of West Indian great Viv Richards and “wields his willow like a fencer does to his sword.” “Some of his (Kohli) batting reminded me of Viv – like the way the great man…

Ravi Shastri has been terrific as team director: Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid

Batting legend Rahul Dravid has given a thumbs up to Ravi Shastri and said the current Indian cricket team director has done a terrific job in his role so far. According to latest media reports, Shastri will be announced as the new head coach after the conclusion of the team’s tour of Bangladesh where they…

Ravi Shastri could continue as Team Director until 2016 World T20

Ravi Shastri

The Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) could further extend Ravi Shastri’s contract as Team India director until the World T20. As per a report in the Time of India, BCCI after consultation with the newly formed cricket advisory committee, could take this decision. As Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman meet…

Gautam Gulati set to play Ravi Shastri?

Gautam Gulati

‘Bigg Boss 8’ winner Gautam Gulati was successful in winning the hearts of millions by this antics on the show. Now that the actor is looking forward to make his big Bollywood dream come true, a rumour about him has started floating in the industry. According to a leading tabloid, Gauti will be seen playing…

Rajeev Shukla appointed new IPL chairman

Rajiv Shukla

Rajeev Shukla has been appointed the new chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council on Monday, the BCCI confirmed the news with a press release. Shukla had resigned from the post in June, 2013, following a scandal over corruption and spot-fixing in the tournament. He replaces Ranjib Biswal who was the interim chairman…

“Virat used a knife and he stabbed Dhawan”: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Team India captain, talking about a dressing room unrest  sought to quell the speculation with a dash of humour Thursday, saying “Virat Kohli used a knife and he stabbed Shikhar Dhawan.  When he recovered, we pushed him out to bat. Dhoni was replying to a question during pre match press conference when…

Support staff changes could have been made after ODIs: Rahul Dravid

Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has said that he would have preferred to wait till the end of India`s England tour to make changes to the support staff as such decisions could be “tough on everyone concerned”. Talking about the appointment of former India captain Ravi Shastri as Team Director after India lost the fifth…

Duncan Fletcher may not stay for WI Series

With Ravi Shastri being appointed as the Director of the Indian cricket team, the days of current chief coach Duncan Fletcher seems to be numbered as there is a question mark about his presence during the upcoming home series against the West Indies.   “Duncan has no powers left whatsoever. Ravi will be calling the…

BCCI appoints Ravi Shastri Team India’s director

Former Indian skipper Ravi Shastri was appointed as Team India`s Director of Cricket on Tuesday for the five-match ODI series against England. It has also been learnt that Duncan Fletcher will continue as the head coach while Ravi Shastri will be the overall in-charge of cricket affairs of the Indian team.The BCCI has also given a…

Sodhi recommended for Khel Ratna, Virat Kohli for Arjuna Award

Double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour. Cricketer Virat Kohli is one of the 14 chosen for the Arjuna Award to be presented at a ceremony here Aug 29. The Arjuna Award selection committee was headed by three-time billiards world champion Michael Ferreira and…