Indian cricket ushers in a new era

Jagmohan Dalmiya's partnership with Punjab Cricket Association boss IS Bindra propelled him to the top of the BCCI echelons. The duo changed the rules of cricket administration as they maximized the television rights of Indian cricket.

Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh shine after getting cold shoulder from national selectors
Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh shine after getting cold shoulder from national selectors

After being omitted by Indian national selectors from the recently picked 30-member list of World Cup probables, India discards Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh played impressive knocks for their respective Ranji sides on Sunday to take their teams to a respectable totals.

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai take on J&K in first-ever encounter
Ranji Trophy: Mumbai take on J&K in first-ever encounter

Seeking their 41st Ranji Trophy title, former champions Mumbai are to open their campaign against Group A minnows Jammu and Kashmir in the first-ever meeting between the two teams in 80 years of the tournament, here Sunday.

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.

Balanced team selected for World Cup, says BCCI
Balanced team selected for World Cup, says BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday stated that the probable's list for the 2015 World Cup, which the organisation released earlier in the day, was a balanced team and the players had been shortlisted after proper deliberation by the selectors.

ICC World Cup 2015: India's squad of 30 probables announced

In what was a huge blow and probably the end of an era, the BCCI on Thursday selected its 30-man World Cup probables list.

2015 World Cup: Curtains for Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag!
2015 World Cup: Curtains for Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag!

While picking the list of 30 probables for the forthcoming 2015 Cricket World Cup, India national selectors dumped all the five discarded seniors – Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh – who played crucial roles in the victorious Indian team four years ago.

2015 World Cup probables: BCCI's 'balanced team' has no place for Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir
2015 World Cup probables: BCCI's 'balanced team' has no place for Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir

In what was a huge blow and probably the end of an era, the BCCI on Thursday selected its 30-man World Cup probables list. Where there was some good news for the youngsters, discarded veterans – Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were not considered for the prestigious event.

Big day for discarded seniors as selectors meet to pick 30 World Cup probables
Big day for discarded seniors as selectors meet to pick 30 World Cup probables

As national selectors meet on Thursday to pick India's 30-man World Cup probables list, several discarded cricketer's would be waiting with bated breath to see whether they make it through.

Hoping to see my name in World Cup's probables' list: Virender Sehwag
Hoping to see my name in World Cup's probables' list: Virender Sehwag

 It's been close to two years that he has been out of national team but veteran opener Virender Sehwag is hopeful that selectors would consider him in the 30-members probables list for the next year's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Don't judge Virat Kohli's captaincy by just one match: Mohammad Azharuddin
Don't judge Virat Kohli's captaincy by just one match: Mohammad Azharuddin

 India's stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli is facing baptism by fire in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane next month, but former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin feels the result of this one match should not be the basis for passing a judgement on his leadership skills.

Indian team for Oz Test announced; Sehwag, Bhajji not included

MS Dhoni has sustained an injury in his right forearm and Virat Kohli will lead the side in the first Test against Australia.

God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar to release his autobiography today
God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar to release his autobiography today

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's tell-all autobiography, 'Playing It My Way' will be released later today. Even before its launch, the book has already created enough stir in the cricketing world.

DNA: Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography to give rise to a pile of controversies?

On Monday, an excerpt of the upcoming autobiography of Sachin Tendulka, Playing it My Way was released where he slams the former Indian coach Greg Chappell and questions his integrity. Will more such controversies erupt when the book finally hits the stands?

Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh back Sachin Tendulkar over Greg Chappell issue

Veteran Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan on Tuesday backed Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's claims over former Indian coach Greg Chappell, where he termed the Australian as 'ringmaster' during his rein.

Sachin Tendulkar gets backing from teammates over Greg Chappell issue
Sachin Tendulkar gets backing from teammates over Greg Chappell issue

Three teammates​ Harbhajan Singh, VVS Laxman and Zaheer Khan on Tuesday backed Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's claims over former Indian coach Greg Chappell, where he termed the Australian as 'ringmaster' during his rein.

Greg Chappell said I won't play for India under him: Zaheer Khan
Greg Chappell said I won't play for India under him: Zaheer Khan

India's premier speedster Zaheer Khan on Tuesday revealed that Greg Chappell had told him back in 2005 that the fast bowler "would never play for India" till the time he would remain at the helm and termed the period under the Australian as the "darkest phase of Indian cricket".

India discards who can make a difference in 2015 World Cup

Under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, reigning champions India will look to defend their title during the 2015 ICC World Cup, which is hardly four months away. 

Wasim Jaffer, Zaheer Khan in Mumbai probables for 2014-15 season
Wasim Jaffer, Zaheer Khan in Mumbai probables for 2014-15 season

Speedster Zaheer Khan, who has not played a single game since getting injured in the last IPL season, and veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer, have been included in the 28-member strong Mumbai probables for the upcoming season in four-day as well as one day formats of the game.

Usain Bolt declares my records not meant to be broken
Usain Bolt declares my records not meant to be broken

 Laughing off questions on potential challengers, Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt turned on the charm offensive on his maiden trip to India, throwing humility out of the window to declare that his records are pretty much out of reach.