For batting legend VVS Laxman there are no clear favourites for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but the stylish Hyderabadi feels India will surely enjoy an "advantage" having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event.
Not exactly a fan of exuberant celebrations on the cricket field, former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Wednesday said the players' display of emotion and enthusiasm these days is mostly for the cameras and cannot be considered gentlemanly.
Taking at dig at Indian Cricket Board's president-in-exile N Srinivasan, spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi on Tuesday said it was a mystery to see the BCCI, which was born in Delhi and flourished at the Eden Gardens here, being hijacked by Tamil Nadu.
One of the finest Indian all-rounders of all time, Kapil Dev was a "disappointment" when it came to coaching, reveals batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar in his just-released autobiography 'Playing It My Way'.
Sachin Tendulkar has shied away from touching on perhaps the darkest phase in Indian cricket -- the match-fixing scandal -- in his much-awaited autobiography, saying he chose to skirt the issue as it would have been "unwise" to comment on things he was not fully aware of.
Former India captain Rahul Dravid said he was never "privy to any private conversation between two individuals" about Sachin Tendulkar's revelation in his upcoming autobiography about Greg Chappell wanting to remove the Karnataka stalwart from captaincy before 2007 World Cup.
The cancellation of their third ODI against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam due to cyclone 'hudhud' has cost India a chance to regain the number one spot even as Australia grabbed the numero uno position in the ICC rankings issued on Monday.
Although relieved at his passport restored following the Delhi High Court verdict, Lalit Modi said that he "will not have any role to play" in the upcoming BCCI Annual General Meeting as the Supreme Court-appointed Mukul Mudgal committee has not submitted its report yet.
Out-of-favour Indian pacer Irfan Pathan is confident of making a "comeback" to the national fold and said that he would focus on the Ranji Trophy matches to make his presence felt. "Irfan will return very soon. For that my focus is on the forthcoming Ranji matches. I will play all the Ranji Trophy matches and if you play four-day cricket, it would be easier to play one-day cricket," the all-rounder told reporters here on Thursday.
The Marketing Committee of the BCCI awarded the Title Sponsorship for the International Series and Domestic Tournaments to be played in India during the 2014-15 season to Micromax Informatics Limited for an approximate fee of Rs 18 crore, here on Thursday.
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".