Former India skipper and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar here expressed concerns about the declining standard of cricket in Mumbai, considered as the nursery of the country's players, and said that advanced coaching is the need of the hour.
"Deeply hurt" by Supreme Court's intervention in deciding the fate of BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan, former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Thursday said it is time the "cricket board is brought under the RTI ambit".
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement with immediate effect following the drawn Test in Melbourne. As soon as the news of Dhoni's retirement trickled in through a BCCI press release and Twitter handle, former cricketers, teammates and pundits took to micro-blogging site Twitter express their sentiments.
Pressure mounted on N Srinivasan to quit as BCCI President with former cricketers and administrators asking him to respect the Supreme Court observation that he should step down for a fair probe into the IPL fixing scandal.
Former India captain and legendary spinner Bishen Singh Bedi along with several international cricketers will sit-in for two days at the Ferozeshah Kotla from Monday against the proxy system in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) elections.
Union Minister and JKCA President Farooq Abdullah has congratulated promising all-rounder Parvez Rasool, who hails from the valley, for his selection in the India A team that will take on the touring England side in a practice match in Delhi on sunday.
Livid with "hindsight critics" who are calling for Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman`s head after India`s 0-4 Test hammering in Australia, former skipper Bishen Singh Bedi said the "once-in-a-generation players" deserved to be respected.
Former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Thursday reacted with caution on Harbhajan Singh`s axing from India`s squad even as he advised the off-spinner to get back to domestic circuit to get his mojo back.