Penny, Dawes future to be decided at WC meeting: BCCI secy Patel
Penny, Dawes future to be decided at WC meeting: BCCI secy Patel

The future of India's bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding consultant Trevor Penny will be decided at the all-important Working Committee meeting of the BCCI scheduled in Chennai on September 26.

VVS Laxman wants current support staff till 2015 World Cup
VVS Laxman wants current support staff till 2015 World Cup

Legendary Indian batsman, VVS Laxman has endorsed Ravi Shastri and the support staff to stay, at least till next year's World Cup. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed Shastri as the team director following the 3-1 drubbing in the Test series in England.

Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher  should stay with Team India till 2015: VVS Laxman
Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher should stay with Team India till 2015: VVS Laxman

 Former batsman VVS Laxman believes that tinkering with Team India's support staff is not a viable option and newly-appointed Team Director Ravi Shastri and coach Duncan Fletcher should stay till the 2015 World Cup.

Ravi Shastri backs Duncan Fletcher, calls him strong character
Ravi Shastri backs Duncan Fletcher, calls him strong character

 His report will decide Duncan Fletcher's future as India's cricket coach and Ravi Shastri, who served as Team Director during the just-concluded limited overs series against England, has put his weight behind the under-fire Zimbabwean by calling him a "solid character".

Reports of Duncan Fletcher, Ravi Shastri to be tabled at working committee
Reports of Duncan Fletcher, Ravi Shastri to be tabled at working committee

The reports of head coach Duncan Fletcher and Ravi Shastri, who took over as the Indian team's director for the second part of the tour to England comprising limited over matches, are to be tabled before the Cricket Board's working committee for its members' perusal.

BCCI willing to pay Ravi Shastri Rs 1.5 crore in new contract
BCCI willing to pay Ravi Shastri Rs 1.5 crore in new contract

Just a day earlier after offering Ravi Shastri a contract extension, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is willing to pay him Rs 1.5 crore, along with additional perks per annum. Shastri who is the new India team director, has started his stint on a successful note after the visitors pocketed the bilateral ODI series against England 3-0, with a game to play.

Support staff changes could have been made after ODIs: Rahul Dravid

Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has said that he would have preferred to wait till the end of India`s England tour to make changes to the support staff as such decisions could be "tough on everyone concerned".

India vs England: Dawes, Penney make Team India `sweat` one more time

Holding their last practice session before being forced to go on a break by the BCCI, India`s bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding consultant Trevor Penney made the players `sweat` before the one-off practice game ahead of the five-match ODI series starting August 25.

Indian colts optimistic of retaining U-19 World Cup

Skipper Vijay Zol and coach Bharat Arun are confident that defending champions India will retain their title in the forthcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup in the UAE commencing Feb 14.

It was a total team effort, says U-19 selector Kuruvilla

Junior selection panel chairman Abey Kuruvilla termed the U-19 World Cup triumph as a terrific team performance.
"It was a terrific team performance. They played as a unit right through the tournament and deserved to win,