Drop Fletcher, bring in Vengsarkar, Shastri: Engineer
Drop Fletcher, bring in Vengsarkar, Shastri: Engineer


Mumbai: Former India stumper Farokh Engineer wants Duncan Fletcher axed as the Indian team's chief coach, and the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar to guide the team after the 3-1 drubbing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men received in the five-Test series in England.

Dilip Vengsarkar wants support staff to go, criticises MS Dhoni

Former captain Dilip Vengsarkar on Monday called for the immediate sacking of coach Duncan Fletcher and other support staff in the wake of India`s humiliating Test series loss to England and came down heavily on captain M S Dhoni for making "glaring mistakes" for which the team paid a heavy price.

BCCI not giving enough importance to Test cricket: Dilip Vengsarkar

Finding fault with the BCCI for not being serious enough about Test matches, former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar said the itinerary was wrongly drawn without any tour games in between the rubber that India miserably lost to England 1-3 at The Oval, yesterday.

Ganguly set to be annointed as CAB secretary

Former India captain will begin a new innings as cricket administrator when he`s elected uncontested for the post of joint-secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) at its 83rd AGM here on Sunday.

Former cricketer Vithal Patil no more

Former Ranji Trophy cricketer and a well-known coach of Dadar Union club, Vithal Shivram Patil, passed away here today due to old age related ailments.

India can`t bowl England twice: Vengsarkar

Indian attack lacks teeth which is required to bowl England twice in the Tests, says former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar.

Galaxy of stars attend Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell bash

After hanging his Test boots on November 16, Sachin Tendulkar hosted a grand farewell party to celebrate his illustrious cricketing career on Monday. From cricketers to Bollywood stars to politicians, all were present at the occasion to celebrate Little Master’s memorable career, which lasted for 24 long years.

Dilip Vengsarkar backtracks but Kapil Dev, Madan Lal confirm Dawood’s presence in dressing room

A day after TV channels showed Dilip Vengsarkar talking about underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s presence in the Indian dressing room, the former Indian skipper surprisingly took a U-turn and denied making any such statement even though Kapil Dev and Madan Lal confirmed such incident, according to reports.

Dawood Ibrahim offered car to Indian team if they beat Pakistan in 1986: Dilip Vengsarkar

Dilip Vengsarkar revealed that after the pre-match press conference, Dawood visited the Indian dressing room and was introduced as a businessman.

It`s raining changes in Kanga, cricket`s monsoon league

Monsoon league is back in a new avatar. To start with, the rains are gone.

Dhoni is a complete package, says Ganguly

After former India cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar called Mahendra Singh Dhoni the best one-day match finisher ever, ex-star Sourav Ganguly Saturday rated the Jharkhand dasher as one of the greatest Indian ODI players

Dhoni is best finisher I have ever seen, says Vengsarkar

After guiding India to a nail-biting victory over Sri Lanka in the tri-series final yesterday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has again staked claim to the title of the best-ever finisher in the history of ODI cricket.

Vengsarkar calls for `additional IPL final` in Mumbai

Former captain Dilip Vengsarkar has written to the BCCI, requesting them to slot an "additional final" of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the city to help raise funds for the drought-hit people of Maharashtra.

`Sachin will have to take re-birth to break his records`

In a career spanning over 24 years, Sachin Tendulkar has got most of the batting records to his name and as he turned 40 today (Wednesday), former captain Dilip Vengsarkar said that the senior India batsman will have to take a re-birth to break his own records.

Dilip Vengsarkar slams `worst ever` Australian team

Former Indian captain Dilip Vengsarkar has called the touring Australian team the "worst ever" in a scathing attack on the listless performances put in by the men from down under.

Vengsarkar, Wadekar defend Dhoni

Former Indian captains Dilip Vengsarkar and Ajit Wadekar on Wednesday batted for current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been facing a lot of criticism of late for the cricket team`s failures.

Compliments and surprise as Tendulkar quits ODIs

The cricket fraternity on Sunday paid glowing tributes to Sachin Tendulkar on his retirement from one-day internationals.

Time has come for Sachin Tendulkar to retire: Amarnath, Vengsarkar

Mohinder Amarnath says that Sachin Tendulkar should quit international cricket as he no longer can play the way he used to in the past.

India were overconfident and under-prepared: Vengsarkar

Slamming the Indian team for its lack of preparedness for the four-Test England series, in which the home team is down 1-2 with one game to go at Nagpur next week, former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar said the onus is on the selectors to make at least a couple of changes to the side.

Kapil, Vengsarkar want Viru to slam a ton in 100th Test

Swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag, who is set to play his landmark 100th Test match against England here on November 23, today received rich tributes from two former players belonging to the elite club who wanted him to celebrate the occasion by notching up a ton.