Congress on Saturday took a dig at BJP for crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "able leadership" for pushing certain laws including the judicial reforms bill, saying the saffron outfit opposed the legislations when it was in opposition.
Shocked at the sudden pull out of the West Indies team from the India tour, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) swung into action today by calling an emergency working committee meeting on October 21 in Hyderabad to discuss the issue.
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) secretary Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said that new stadia will be built in the state to host IPL and limited-over matches while Green Park here will be used solely as a Test venue.
BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla reiterated on Saturday that the board will appeal to the ICC against its decision to penalise Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his altercation with England pacer James Anderson during the first Test at Trent Bridge.
The BCCI today welcomed the Supreme Court`s decision not to suspend the Chennai Super Kings and Rajesthan Royals from the IPL and said the order to make Sunil Gavaskar interim president was "acceptable" to the Board.
Senior BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday sounded out a warning that the cricket board will have zero-tolerance towards match-fixing and anyone found guilty of indulging in malpractices during IPL-7 will be "banned for life".
The BCCI disciplinary committee has given former Rajasthan Royals off-spinner Ajit Chandila time till March 12 to submit his written reply after the Board`s Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ravi Sawani has found him guilty of spot-fixing during last year`s IPL.
The BCCI Working Committee on Friday devised a strategy by which they can at least hold a substantial part of the seventh edition of IPL in India as per the wishes of the franchises if the countings of the general elections end by May 15.
The BCCI on Monday said that the IPL auction will go ahead as scheduled despite the Mudgal Committee report finding the involvement of Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan in betting during the IPL matches.
BCCI vice president and Union Minister Rajeev Shukla on Tuesday said Sachin Tendulkar is the "most deserving person" to win the Bharat Ratna award and thanked the UPA government for bestowing the honour on the batting legend.
The IPL Probe Committee headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal has interacted with BCCI vice-president and union minister Rajeev Shukla, BJP heavyweight and leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley along with former BCCI president IS Bindra.
In the wake of mounting pressure from the Opposition, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla has decided to give back the controversial Mumbai plot to the Maharashtra government.