In their bid to help the players combat with trying match situations, the Indian team management is all set to rope in noted sports psychologist Sandy Gordon with the third cricket Test against Australia starting tomorrow at the MCG.
From Rohit Sharma's record breaking double ton in ODIs, the team's never-ending overseas woes, to the controversy surrounding BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan over IPL 6 spot-fixing scandal, Indian cricket had the good, bad and ugly in equal measure in 2014.
This is truly the end of an era in Indian cricket. After finding themselves out of India's 30-man 2015 World Cup probables list, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir joined the likes of Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra who lost central contract.
Two days after senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and a few former India players came out in support of the much-debated Decision Review System, the Cricket Board maintained today that the referral process in its current form is unacceptable.
Injured Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, nursing a sore left ankle that forced his exclusion from the first two Tests against Australia, Tuesday batted without any discomfort in the nets here, raising his chances of inclusion in the Boxing Day Test team.
The factional war at the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) continued as vice-president Chetan Chauhan on Monday asked sports body's president and BCCI vice-president Sneh Bansal to resign within 72 hours on allegations of financial irregularities.
On a day when he was dropped from the BCCI's graded retainership, Yuvraj Singh came to his own as he blasted Maharashtra attack into submission with an attarctive 136 to guide Punjab to a commanding position in a Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Monday.
With close decisions going against India of late, current and former cricketers feel it is high time the BCCI give its nod to the contentious Decision Review System as refusal to accept technology is hurting the team badly.
Shocked by India's criticism of the practice pitches here, Gabba's chief curator Kevin Mitchell has said that no other touring cricket team has ever complained about the tracks and insisted that they are just fine for net sessions.
A slew of howlers by umpires in the ongoing India-Australia cricket Test series Down Under has convinced former captain Dilip Vengsarkar to come out in support of the Decision Review System (DRS), a technology whose use has been consistently opposed by BCCI.
The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on the plea for barring N. Srinivasan from seeking re-election the Indian cricket board president and for terminating IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings (CSK), owned by his company India Cements Limited, on the grounds of conflict of interest.
With the Supreme Court on Wednesday observing that players and officials having commercial interests should stay away from administering the game, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar clarified that he is "not connected in anyway" with the BCCI administration.