Erapalli Prasanna advocates lighter bats to negotiate bouncers
Erapalli Prasanna advocates lighter bats to negotiate bouncers

Paying condolences to Phillip Hughes, who died two days after he was struck on the head during a domestic match in Sydney, Indian spin wizard Erapalli Prasanna today advocated use of lighter bats to negotiate bouncers.

Phil Hughes' blow a cruel example of game`s risks
Phil Hughes' blow a cruel example of game`s risks

Phillip Hughes` sickening injury was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers faced by batsmen confronting bowlers propelling a five-and-a-half ounce `missile` at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

Young India will succeed under Modiji's leadership: VVS Laxman
Young India will succeed under Modiji's leadership: VVS Laxman

 The Australians found it difficult to breach VVS Laxman's defence during his playing days but on the same soil, it was Narendra Modi's speech that 'bowled' him over and he is confident that young India will achieve success under the Prime Minister's able leadership.

Sunil Gavaskar says stories about him questioning N Srinivasan "fabricated"
Sunil Gavaskar says stories about him questioning N Srinivasan "fabricated"

 Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday expressed surprise at the "fabricated stories" about him questioning N Srinivasan's silence in the match-fixing scandal while reacting to the Mudgal Committee report.

IPL spot-fixing: Sunil Gavaskar hits out at Gurunath Meiyyapan, questions N Srinivasan's silence
IPL spot-fixing: Sunil Gavaskar hits out at Gurunath Meiyyapan, questions N Srinivasan's silence

Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has hit out at Gurunath Meiyyapan, son-in-law of ICC President N Srinivasan, over his involvement in betting and also questioned the Tamil Nadu strongman's silence in the whole spot-fixing and betting issue.

Cricket diplomacy at its best during Modi-Abbott meet at MCG

Cricket diplomacy was in abundance at a rare reception given to Narendra Modi at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground with the Prime Minister saying a "new journey" in India-Australia relationship has begun.

Successful India to provide vast opportunity for world: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a successful India will provide a vast opportunity for the world and sought closer ties with Australia.

Narendra Modi's cricket diplomacy: Know more about Melbourne Cricket Ground
Narendra Modi's cricket diplomacy: Know more about Melbourne Cricket Ground

After his Summit talks with Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and addressing the Australian Parliament in Canberra on Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi visited the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

SC verdict will make things clear: Sunil Gavaskar
SC verdict will make things clear: Sunil Gavaskar

Preferring to play safe, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday said that the whole IPL spot-fixing saga will become clear once the Supreme Court verdict is out in the open.

Modi cricket diplomacy: Gavaskar, Kapil part of PM's delegation to Australia

In what seems to be smart cricket diplomacy, Prime Minister Modi has roped in former captains Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar to be part of his official delegation to three Australian cities -- Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Prior commitment forces Sachin Tendulkar out of PM's tour to Aus
Prior commitment forces Sachin Tendulkar out of PM's tour to Aus

 Sachin Tendulkar was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be part of the official delegation for the Australia tour in mid-November, but the cricket icon has expressed his inability to make the trip due to prior commitments.

Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar in PM Modi's Australian delegation
Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar in PM Modi's Australian delegation

Indian cricket legends Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar have been invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be part of the official delegation for the Australia tour in mid-November.

Best quotes from Sachin's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' launch
Best quotes from Sachin's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' launch

Sachin Tendulkar's much-awaited autobiography 'Playing It My Way' was launched on Wednesday in the presence of some of his former teammates, celebrities and family members at an engrossing ceremony in Mumbai.

Sachin Tendulkar unveils his much-awaited autobiography 'Playing It My Way'
Sachin Tendulkar unveils his much-awaited autobiography 'Playing It My Way'

 Sachin Tendulkar's much-awaited autobiography 'Playing It My Way' was today launched in the presence of some of his former teammates, celebrities and family members at an engrossing ceremony here.

BCCI ignoring women's cricket, says WCAI secy Nutan Gavaskar
BCCI ignoring women's cricket, says WCAI secy Nutan Gavaskar

Accusing the BCCI of ignoring ladies cricket, Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI) honorary general secretary Nutan Gavaskar has demanded the merger of the women's body with the all-powerful Indian board, which according to her was directed by the ICC eight years ago."ICC should send its observers to locate whether its directive given in the year 2006 regarding merger of WCAI with BCCI has been implemented in letter and spirit," Nutan said, while talking to reporters, here today.

India's 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga
India's 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that India's 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket.

Taking 20 wkts will be key to success in Australia: Sunil Gavaskar
Taking 20 wkts will be key to success in Australia: Sunil Gavaskar

 India's success in the upcoming Australia tour would hinge upon their ability to take 20 wickets, reckons former batting great Sunil Gavaskar.

BCCI to host Canadian team in January for cricket diplomacy series
BCCI to host Canadian team in January for cricket diplomacy series

The BCCI will host the national cricket team of Canada as part a two-week long cricket diplomacy tour in January 2015 during which the visiting side will play matches against Board President's XI in Mumbai.

Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar earn more from BCCI than even MS Dhoni
Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar earn more from BCCI than even MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been leading the Indian team, across all formats for quite some time now. In fact, the the Jharkhand-lad is arguably the most successful Indian skipper of all time as well.

Sunil Gavaskar wants struggling Virat Kohli to bat at number 4 or 5
Sunil Gavaskar wants struggling Virat Kohli to bat at number 4 or 5

Expressing concern over Virat Kohli's prolonged loss of form, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar today said that the talented batsman needs to be dropped down the order to get him back to his run-making ways.