Jaffer wants a rejigged domestic season to ensure that the players get enough breaks and are not rushed into tournaments.
India pacer Umesh Yadav reveals prospect of bowling to Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman in Duleep Trophy 2008-09 terrified him
India fast bowler Umesh Yadav on Sunday revealed he was terrified when he got to know that he would be bowling to batting greats Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in a domestic match early in his career.
Certainly, the start of the Indian domestic season is some months away. But considering that local leagues, coaching camps, age-group matches and the run-up to it have been disrupted across the country, BCCI should use the coming weeks and do some strategic planning.
India vs West Indies: Deepak Chahar says he focussed on white-ball cricket as IPL was easiest route to national team
Chahar has identified his weak area in this format, which is bowling in the second Powerplay when there are only four fielders outside the 30-yard circle
Sachin Tendulkar urges BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly to revamp Duleep Trophy, says players focus only on individual performances in tournament
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar feels BCCI President Sourav Ganguly should initiate a revamp of the Duleep Trophy as players competing in the event seem more focussed on individual performances than their teams.
India vs Bangladesh: Sachin Tendulkar says day-night Test is win-win only if standard of cricket isn't compromised
Sachin Tendulkar is all for the buzz and eyeballs that India's first ever Day/Night Test has generated but at the same time would like the stakeholders to ensure that quality of cricket is not compromised at any level.
India vs Bangladesh: From difficulties sighting the ball to problems picking up googlies, challenges players faced against pink ball in the past
As both India and Bangladesh head into the historic Test, the one question that has intrigued everyone is, how will the pink ball behave? Firstpost spoke to players who have played with the pink ball in the past about their experience and challenges of playing with the ball.
India vs Bangladesh: Harbhajan Singh says wrist spinners will be more effective than finger spinners with pink ball
India will be playing its much-awaited first Day/Night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens from Saturday and there is a lot of curiosity regarding how the pink ball would behave.
The dew was a factor at the Eden Gardens during ODI games under floodlights, something Tendulkar is apprehensive about.
India vs Bangladesh: Former BCCI chief curator Daljit Singh advises more grass on pitch for historic day-night Test at Eden Gardens
To ensure that the pink-ball lasts long, Daljit feels more grass is needed on the pitch and lesser than usual on the outfield for India vs Bangladesh day-night Test
Karun Nair credits meticulous preparation for good start to domestic season after topping charts in Duleep Trophy
Karun Nair is back among the runs. After enduring a tough last one year, the Karnataka batsman has started off the new season on a positive note by playing a key role in helping India Red clinch the Duleep Trophy.
Duleep Trophy: After good performances for India 'A', all eyes on Ishan Kishan who joins India Red for summit clash against 'Green'
Kishan's performance will be watched with interest, especially after the national selectors have hinted at managing Rishabh Pant's workload
Day 1 – India Green: 308 for 4 in 90 overs (Akshath Reddy 146, Siddhesh Lad 64, Dhruv Shorey 44; Avesh Khan 2/35, Akshay Wakhare 2/78) vs India Red
Karun Nair hit an unbeaten 166 for India Red before their Duleep Trophy match against India Blue ended in a draw at Bengaluru on Monday.
Duleep Trophy 2019: Karun Nair's 92 helps India Red reach 163/2 on opening day of contest against India Blue
Sent in to bat at the Aluru Cricket Stadium, India 'Red suffered an early jolt as Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran (0) was sent packing by Rajasthan left-arm paceman Aniket Choudhary, who trapped him leg-before with his third delivery.
Duleep Trophy: Rain-marred opener between India Blue, India Green ends in draw after three washed-out days
After the Duleep Trophy match's opening day's proceedings started late on Saturday owing to overnight rain and saw 49 overs being bowled, play on the other days were called off without a ball being bowled
Duleep Trophy: Day 3 of opening contest between India Blue and India Green called off due to wet outfield
The rain resulted in a wet outfield and the conditions didn't improve through the day, forcing the officials to call off play without a ball being bowled for the second straight day.
Duleep Trophy: Day 2 of opener between India Blue and India Green abandoned due to wet ground conditions
India Green had reduced India Blue, in Duleep Trophy opener, to 112 for 6 in 49 overs on a truncated opening day on Saturday.
Duleep Trophy: Ishan Porel's three-wicket burst helps India Green restrict India Blue to 112/6 on rain-affected Day 1
Lanky Bengal speedster Ishan Porel got three wickets including the prized scalp of his former India U-19 teammate Shubman Gill as India 'Green' reduced the 'Blue' team to 112 for 6 in a rain-affected opening day of the Duleep Trophy at Bengaluru on Saturday.
Duleep Trophy 2019-20: Shubman Gill, Priyank Panchal and Faiz Fazal named captains as domestic cricket's curtain-raiser begins on 17 August
India Blue will be led by 19-year-old Shubman Gill, considered by many as the next big thing in Indian cricket. India Green will be led by Faiz Fazal, while Priyank Panchal will captain the Reds.