30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team
30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team

In their bid to defend the World Cup title in 2015, Sandeep Patil-led Indian selectors infused young blood and ignored Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Inclusion of unheralded players like Axar Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma, etc in the 30-man short-list certainly reflects a new intent.

Discarded seniors would be bundle of nerves as selectors pick 30 India probables for WC
Discarded seniors would be bundle of nerves as selectors pick 30 India probables for WC

National selectors will on Thursday pick up a strong preliminary list of 30 Indian probables for the upcoming ICC World Cup, set to take place from February next year.

Selectors to announce Indian squad for Australia today
Selectors to announce Indian squad for Australia today

Indian selectors will meet on Monday to select the Indian squad for the remaining two ODIs against Sri Lanka and for the forthcoming tour to Australia.

No major surprises expected at selection meeting for West Indies ODIs
No major surprises expected at selection meeting for West Indies ODIs

The national selection committee headed by Sandeep Patil will be announcing the 15-member Indian team for the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies that will start at Kochi on October 8.

India`s ODI team selection for England series on August 7

The Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against England, scheduled after the conclusion of the ongoing five-Test rubber, would be picked here on August 7 by the national selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil.

It was a team effort, says Sandeep Patil

Selection panel Chairman Sandeep Patil said the convincing 95-run win over England has thrilled him and credited the whole team for the stupendous effort.

No foreign tours for national selectors: BCCI policy

The Cricket Board has decided not to send national selectors abroad to watch the Indian team play overseas, according to BCCI`s vice president Ravi Savant.

I want to contribute again to Mumbai cricket: Patil

After quitting the selection panel last year as he was unable to devote time to watch local cricket due to his tight schedule as chief national selector, Sandeep Patil has accepted the offer to head Mumbai`s senior panel and has been named as the chairman of the committee by the Mumbai Cricket Association.

More pacers in team because of conditions in New Zealand: Sanjay Patel

India have included an extra pacer in the Test squad for New Zealand as the conditions there would be more favourable for the fast bowlers, said Indian Cricket Board`s secretary Sanjay Patel.

High Altitude stadium to be commissioned in Wayanad dist

Hilly Wayanad district, a prominent tourist destination,will find a place in the cricket map of the country when South India`s first high altitude `table top` stadium at Krishnagiri is commissioned on tuesday by Kerala Cricket Association.

Sandeep Patil gives a pep talk to Services Ranji team

The chairman of senior selection committee Sandeep Patil today gave a 10-minute pep talk to the Services Ranji Trophy squad after the end of the third day`s play against Bengal at the Airforce ground in Palam.

Yuvraj's return to form provides selection conundrum for Indian selectors

Six years since enthralling the Durban crowd by smashing six humungous sixes off England’s Stuart Broad in the successful inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, Yuvraj Singh’s life on and off the field have been nothing short of a dramatic movie script.

BCCI denies report of Sandeep Patil telling Sachin Tendulkar to retire

The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) on Wednesday denied reports that chief selector Sandeep Patil has told veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar to consider his future.

I didn’t discuss anything with Sachin Tendulkar: Sandeep Patil

Chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil has dismissed media reports that claimed he met with Sachin Tendulkar to discuss about his future.

Sachin Tendulkar will take call on retirement himself: Kirti Azad

Former India cricketer Kirti Azad has said that it is for Sachin Tendulkar to decide when to call time on his career.

200th Test could be Sachin Tendulkar’s last: Sources

If reports are to be believed then Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test against West Indies at home could well prove to be his last.

ODI team selection for Australia series on Sep 30

The senior selection committee of the BCCI headed by Sandeep Patil will meet in Chennai at the end of this month to choose the Indian squad for the one-off T20 game and subsequent ODI series against Australia scheduled to be held next month.

Kerala`s Warrier chosen for emerging bowlers’ camp

Sandeep Warrier, the upcoming fast bowling talent from Kerala, has been selected for the emerging bowlers camp to be held at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore from July 8-20.

Naik appointed chairman of selectors of senior Mumbai team

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Wednesday appointed former India opener and state captain Sudhir Naik as the chairman of the selection panel.

Think more of playing Test cricket than of IPL: Patil

Chief selector Sandeep Patil on Wednesday asked young cricketers to think more of playing Test cricket than taking part in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.