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Quality of National Cricket Academy's services must be reviewed, as several players find training, treatment lacking
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Quality of National Cricket Academy's services must be reviewed, as several players find training, treatment lacking

We do not know how many instances have gone unrecorded, over the years, where players have given up on injury fears for the dread of being reprimanded. Both Ganguly and Dravid, along with others in the BCCI, need to introspect rather than treat contracted players like bonded labour.

Former India skippers Kris Srikkanth, Anjum Chopra to receive CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award in January
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Former India skippers Kris Srikkanth, Anjum Chopra to receive CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award in January

Srikkanth unarguably is one of the biggest names to have come out of Tamil Nadu cricket stable apart from another former India skipper S Venkataraghavan and Ravichandran Ashwin. He represented India between 1981 to 1992.

India, Pakistan players unlikely to feature together in Asia XI for T20s against World XI in Bangladesh, says BCCI joint secretary
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India, Pakistan players unlikely to feature together in Asia XI for T20s against World XI in Bangladesh, says BCCI joint secretary

Cricketers from India and Pakistan are unlikely to feature together in the combined Asian XI team that will take on World XI in the two official T20 matches in Bangladesh, Board of Control for Cricket in India joint secretary Jayesh George said on Thursday.

BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee and selection committee unlikely to be formed before January hearing of Supreme Court
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BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee and selection committee unlikely to be formed before January hearing of Supreme Court

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly while addressing the media after the AGM had spoken specifically about the issue related to CAC and the contentious Conflict of Interest clause.

Farokh Engineer should be allowed his embroidered tales, as long as they're not malicious: A fan makes his case
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Farokh Engineer should be allowed his embroidered tales, as long as they're not malicious: A fan makes his case

Farokh Engineer's anecdotes are famously peppered with some ‘Parsi masala’. Though he had no business taking Anushka Sharma's name to prove his point, which he regretted later, he was not wrong in pointing out the fact that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should be looking for more experienced cricketers as national selectors. His

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly says Rishabh Pant should figure own way of dealing with pressure, get used to MS Dhoni chants
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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly says Rishabh Pant should figure own way of dealing with pressure, get used to MS Dhoni chants

The 22-year-old Pant has been under intense scrutiny for his underwhelming performances in white-ball cricket but has got the firm backing of both skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma.

BCCI decides to dilute Justice Lodha reform on tenure cap at AGM, to seek Supreme Court approval
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BCCI decides to dilute Justice Lodha reform on tenure cap at AGM, to seek Supreme Court approval

As per the current constitution, an office-bearer who has served two three-year terms, either at the BCCI or at the state association, goes into a compulsory three-year cooling-off period

India's first pink ball Test match, seemingly an experiment, holds many lessons for BCCI
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India's first pink ball Test match, seemingly an experiment, holds many lessons for BCCI

Before the next pink ball Test is played in India, the BCCI needs to do a rethink on various issues that will make the game a little less dangerous for the players and more enjoyable for the paying spectator.

BCCI's proposed constitutional amendment under Sourav Ganguly, to weaken Lodha reforms, reeks of governing body's self-serving attitude
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BCCI's proposed constitutional amendment under Sourav Ganguly, to weaken Lodha reforms, reeks of governing body's self-serving attitude

BCCI members’ attempt to change the new rules within weeks of taking charge smacks of disdain and an amazing sense of righteousness. Pointedly, this is exactly how BCCI office-bearers of yore would have behaved. So what has changed, really?

If BCCI changes reformed constitution, it would be ridiculing Supreme Cout: Lodha panel secretary Gopal Sankaranarayanan
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If BCCI changes reformed constitution, it would be ridiculing Supreme Cout: Lodha panel secretary Gopal Sankaranarayanan

The most stunning amendments to BCCI constitution include altering the rules concerning the cooling-off period, relaxing various disqualification criteria and removing the need for any changes to the constitution needing approval from the Supreme Court.

BCCI's first-ever Chief Financial Officer Santosh Rangnekar tenders resignation, brings end to troubled tenure
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BCCI's first-ever Chief Financial Officer Santosh Rangnekar tenders resignation, brings end to troubled tenure

Rangnekar was BCCI's first-ever CFO and remained under the scanner during the three years of his tenure

Yuvraj Singh questions MSK Prasad-led selection panel's handling of players like Vijay Shankar, says India need better selectors
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Yuvraj Singh questions MSK Prasad-led selection panel's handling of players like Vijay Shankar, says India need better selectors

Yuvraj also claimed that the country's cricketers feel compelled to play even when they are not in a condition to for the fear of losing their place, a situation he hopes will change with Sourav Ganguly as BCCI President.

Pakistan Cricket Board invites Cricket South Africa to send national team for T20I series in March 2020
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Pakistan Cricket Board invites Cricket South Africa to send national team for T20I series in March 2020

A reliable source said that the South African board had given a positive reply and in all probability the tour would go ahead next year.

BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad lashes out at Farokh Engineer for indulging in 'petty talk' about Virat Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma
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BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad lashes out at Farokh Engineer for indulging in 'petty talk' about Virat Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma

Chairman of selection committee MSK Prasad has lashed out at former wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer for deriving sadistic pleasure out of indulging in petty talk after the 82-year-old former India keeper commented that selectors served tea to India captain Virat Kohli's wife Anushka during World Cup.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly meets Rahul Dravid to discuss roadmap to develop National Cricket Academy
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly meets Rahul Dravid to discuss roadmap to develop National Cricket Academy

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly met National Cricket Academy's (NCA) chief Rahul Dravid at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Wednesday and held crucial discussions to give new shape to NCA infrastructure in Bangalore.

India vs Bangladesh: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly pleased with 'great move' to host country's first day-night Test
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India vs Bangladesh: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly pleased with 'great move' to host country's first day-night Test

Ganguly said he is happy that India skipper Virat Kohli as well as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have agreed on a historic first at such a short notice.

India pacer Jasprit Bumrah drops hint of his imminent return from injury with cryptic 'coming soon' tweet
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India pacer Jasprit Bumrah drops hint of his imminent return from injury with cryptic 'coming soon' tweet

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 24 September had announced that Jasprit Bumrah had sustained a lower back injury.

Virat Kohli says he is looking forward to 'healthy discussion' with newly-elected BCCI president Sourav Ganguly
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Virat Kohli says he is looking forward to 'healthy discussion' with newly-elected BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

Kohli reiterated that there was a good understanding between the two and recalled that he has had meetings with the former India captain in the past.

Differences with Vinod Rai were not personal, just on principals, says outgoing CoA member Diana Edulji
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Differences with Vinod Rai were not personal, just on principals, says outgoing CoA member Diana Edulji

CoA, which ran Indian cricket for 33 months, will demit office on Wednesday with former India captain Sourav Ganguly taking over as the BCCI president.

Lodha-compliant BCCI state units to receive allocated funds once president-elect Sourav Ganguly's committee takes charge
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Lodha-compliant BCCI state units to receive allocated funds once president-elect Sourav Ganguly's committee takes charge

With the full members of the BCCI used to getting an annual grant of Rs 35 crore, the member units have more than Rs 100 crore in arrears over three years as there was no disbursements happening till they amended their constitution as per Lodha recommendations.