India's most successful journeyman domestic coach Chandrakant Pandit will now coach Madhya Pradesh in the next season after completing three eventful years with Vidarbha in which they won back-to-back Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup titles.
"I am very happy Ganguly has become the BCCI president. He's one of the finest persons and an outstanding human being. One of the best players we won so many tournaments," said Mohammed Azharuddin.
Wasim Jaffer interview: Majority of the states in India need a coach like Chandrakant Pandit to achieve success
Firstpost sat down with Wasim Jaffer to talk about Vidarbha's success, Mumbai cricket's struggles, the importance of having homegrown players, the importance of domestic cricket and much more.
India vs England: Know all about Hanuma Vihari, first Andhra Pradesh cricketer to make Test debut in 19 years
Born in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India on 13 October, 1993, Vihari has become the first player to be selected in the Test squad from Andhra Pradesh in 19 years after current chief selector MSK Prasad, who made his Test debut in 1999.
Reigning Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha completed a coveted double crown by winning the Irani Cup beating Rest of India by virtue of massive first innings lead.
Irani Trophy: Wasim Jaffer misses out on triple ton as Vidarbha post mammoth 702/5 on rain-curtailed Day 3
Wasim Jaffer missed out on a triple hundred but Vidarbha, in their bid to out-bat Rest of India, posted a mammoth 702 for five at stumps on a rain-curtailed third day of the Irani Cup.
Irani Trophy: Wasim Jaffer's heroics for Vidarbha latest chapter in legacy of unwavering passion for cricket
Wasim Jaffer can be called unlucky for not scripting a more memorable journey with India. But instead of brooding over his missed opportunities, he came out to the field, in a different stage, and effortlessly made it his own.
Sourav Ganguly praises BCCI for hiking pay of first-class cricketers, but says there's still room for further raise
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Saturday batted for more raise in pay structure of domestic cricketers after the BCCI gave a reasonable hike recently.
Ravichandran Ashwin has been named as replacement for the injured Ravindra Jadeja in the Rest of India squad which takes on Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha in the Irani Cup
Wasim Jaffer interview: Domestic veteran on Vidarbha's brilliant form in Ranji Trophy, Mumbai's inconsistency and more
Wasim Jaffer talks to Firstpost about Vidarbha's recent form, the inconsistency of the Mumbai team, the increased number of 300s in Ranji Trophy and more.
Wriddhiman Saha remained unfazed in his finest cricketing hour and said his twin half centuries against New Zealand in Kolkata carry "more value" than his unbeaten 203 in the Irani Cup, perhaps one of his best knocks.
Known for his proficiency in Tests and a prolific scorer in first class cricket, Cheteshwar Pujara has set himself a task - of forcing people to take notice of his prowess in the T20 format too and play in the upcoming Indian Premier League season.
Wriddhiman Saha's career-best first-class knock of 203 was the stand-out performance as Rest of India lifted the Irani Cup after effortlessly chasing down a 379-run target set by Gujarat with more than two sessions to spare in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Wriddhiman Saha struck timely form with an attacking century and also put on a fighting, 203-run unbroken partnership with captain Cheteshwar Pujara to push Rest of India firmly towards the winning target on day four of the Irani Cup game against Gujarat on Monday.
Irani Trophy 2017: Gujarat bowlers strangulate Rest of India despite Cheteshwar Pujara's 86 on Day 2
Cheteshwar Pujara ploughed a lonely furrow and made a fighting 86, but Rest of India (ROI) floundered against Gujarat's bowling attack and were pushed against the ropes by the newly-crowned Ranji Trophy champions in the Irani Cup match on Saturday
Middle-order batsman Chirag Gandhi struck a timely, maiden first-class hundred and remained unbeaten on 136 to lift newly-crowned Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat from trouble on day one of the Irani Cup game against the Rest of India at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.
A keen battle awaits the fans when newly crowned Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat clash with the Rest of India in the five-day Irani Cup match, to be played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai from Friday.
Sounding a warning to Bangladesh and Australia, prolific Indian no. 3 Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said today he had been working out a few new things in his game which he could try out in the Irani Cup game for Rest of India against Gujarat starting in Mumbai on Friday.
Mumbai will play host to the Irani Cup match from 18 to 22 January at the Wankhede Stadium.
Faiz Fazal had also stopped expecting anything of late but now that he has earned his maiden India call-up, "the world seemed like a much beautiful place" for the Vidarbha left-hander