Articles by G Rajaraman
Jul 18, 2018
CoA must restore powers pertaining to appointment of coaching staff to panel of eminent former cricketersAll decisions concerning appointment of coaching and support staff of any of the Indian teams should be made by such panel of eminent former cricketers and not on the whims of the CoA or employees of the Board.
Jul 08, 2018
Asian Games 2018: Will IOA's chopping and changing of Indian contingent lead to more consistency in selecting disciplines?We can only hope that IOA has embraced consistency and used one yardstick to clear the different teams for participation. In the wake of all the changes ushered in a week after deadline of submission of entries by name, it has to be hoped that it is in the interest of consistency that IOA added, chopped and changed the composition of the contingent.
Jul 04, 2018
Indian shot putter Inderjeet Singh's four-year ban upheld by Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of NADAInderjeet, who was provisionally suspended on 26 July 2016, will serve the four-year sanction from that date. It remains to be seen if he will prefer an appeal in the complex case.
Jul 03, 2018
Asian Games 2018: AIFF's misunderstanding of sports ministry directive prime reason behind their angst against IOAThe IOA has not stated specific reasons for not clearing the football team to compete in the upcoming Asian Games but their decision clearly traces its roots to a government letter that suggests the Games are not meant to be exposure trips.
Jun 29, 2018
Asian Games 2018: Boxers Sachin Siwach, Nikhat Zareen in selection controversy ahead of quadrennial eventThe Mail Today reported that the young boxers Siwach and Nikhat had written to the BFI President Ajay Singh, seeking a chance to compete in the Asian Games trials.
Jun 23, 2018
Two new balls not the only problem, ODIs need serious relook to ensure parity between bat and ballThe format that started as 60-overs-a-side game can perhaps be reduced to 40-overs-a-side, especially since a white cricket ball becomes discoloured before 50 overs are bowled.
Jun 14, 2018
Soumya Swaminathan's decision to opt out of Asian Nations Cup in Iran is personal call that doesn't warrant politicisationSoumya Swaminathan would be wishing that she made a personal decision, that it would be respected as such and best left at that.
Jun 11, 2018
EFI’s selection fracas for Asian Games equestrian events leads to questions from IOA, shows need for better processWhat is likely to emerge from the whole fracas is that the EFI will be prevailed upon to lay down qualification criteria like other national federations do, even for Indians whose horses are based overseas.
Jun 04, 2018
Intercontinental Cup: Sunil Chhetri's emotional plea to fans highlights AIFF's lack of effort to promote the game in IndiaSunil Chhetri's spontaneous and emotional appeal will be successful if fans come to the stadium, but it'll truly be successful if it makes AIFF introspect about several issues.
Jun 03, 2018
Tussle between GFI and IOA leaves Indian gymnasts in limbo two months prior to Asian GamesSpare a thought for the country’s gymnasts wanting to compete in the Asian Games in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. They could be a confused lot, given the continuing and unseemly tug-of-war between the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).