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2:28 PM GMT Despite having not yet appointed a Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), the BCCI has put out an advertisement to fill positions in the national selection panels including the men’s committee where two members were on extension. On Sunday, the BCCI advertised to fill up the following positions: two slots on the senior men’s
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2:17 AM GMT Vishal Dikshit in Rajkot When trying to finalise the best batting line-up in the ongoing series, India were wondering how to squeeze three openers in the XI and also fix a fragile-looking middle order with decent options but nobody really outshining the other. What do you do then? Simple, move an opener
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4:56 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Bapu Nadkarni, the former India allrounder known for his extreme economy with the ball, has died aged 86. Nadkarni, who made his India debut in December 1955, played 41 Test matches, scoring 1414 runs at an average of 25.70 and taking 88 wickets at 29.07. The statistic that defined him,
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8:56 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff MS Dhoni is missing from BCCI’s annual retainers’ list for 2019-20. Dhoni, who had been awarded a Grade A contract, the second-most lucrative retainer, in 2019, has not played a single professional game since the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand last year. India coach Ravi Shastri, though, stressed that
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Jan 15, 2020 ESPNcricinfo staff R Ashwin will join Yorkshire for most of this year’s County Championship season. The club said 33-year-old Ashwin would become their “frontline overseas spinner” playing at least eight Championship matches once his IPL commitments with Delhi Capitals end and following a seven-day break immediately afterwards, requested by the BCCI. He
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7:53 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff England allrounder Ben Stokes has won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC player of the year after playing starring roles in the side’s maiden 50-over World Cup triumph and one-wicket win in the Leeds Test during the Ashes in 2019. In a World Cup final for the ages,
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5:46 PM GMT The BCCI has been asked to convene a meeting of its Apex Council at the earliest by Alka Rehani Bharadwaj, the nominee of the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG), to look into the conflict of interest complaints filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a life member at the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA). The
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Play 00:38 Star Sports Game Plan: Gambhir and Dean Jones predict series outcome Big Picture For the first time since being pumped by England in the World Cup semi-finals, Australia return to ODI cricket as they begin plotting their path for the next three-and-a-half years. India are both the hosts in 2023 and where Australia’s
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5:52 PM GMT Three former India cricketers – Gautam Gambhir, Madan Lal and Sulakshana Naik are in the running to be part of the next cricket advisory committee (CAC). The CAC has been dormant since the previous panel, led by former India captain Kapil Dev, resigned last October. ESPNcricinfo understands Gambhir has given his consent
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5:47 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Jasprit Bumrah‘s trophy cabinet is set to include the BCCI’s Polly Umrigar award, recognising him as the best male cricketer for India in 2018-19. The 26-year-old fast bowler will be felicitated on Sunday in Mumbai alongside Poonam Yadav, who will go home with the title best women’s player of the
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1:13 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Experience, consistency, adapting to Australian conditions, explosive power, flamboyance. These are the criteria India head coach Ravi Shastri feels MS Dhoni can convert into currency to buy himself a ticket to the T20 World Cup, which will be held in October in Australia. Even as the MSK Prasad-led selection panel
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