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Captain Kohli’s revolving door and other reasons why the Indian batting is a shambles

Neither Kohli nor coach Shastri believe they are answerable to anyone but themselves. But they should at least ask themselves the tough questions.
R.M. Lodha

Cricket’s back with BCCI after two-year drama. What was the point, Your Lordships?

After two pointless and costly years, where no one but lawyers benefitted, the Supreme Court has reversed some Lodha panel reforms.
File photo of BCCI headquarters in Mumbai

SC dumps ‘one state, one vote’ policy, relaxes cooling-off period rule for BCCI officials

The apex court also granted permanent membership to the cricket associations of Mumbai, Saurashtra, Vadodara and Vidarbha.
At the Walthamstow outfit, Dilip Jajodia is more than the master of all he surveys | Anand Vasu

The Indian behind the swing, seam and spin that left India short at Edgbaston

Dilip Jajodia, 73, owns the Dukes brand, which is behind the ball credited for the cracking Test match between India and England at Edgbaston.
Virat Kohli at Edgbaston | @BCCI/twitter

Virat Kohli becomes ICC’s No.1 Test batsman for the first time

Kohli replaced former Australia captain Steve Smith to become number-one ranked batsman in Test cricket.
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli’s 149 was remarkable because he overcame himself for a greater cause

The legend of Kohli the batsman grows each day.
Anuj Rawat

India’s U-19 cricket captain under scanner for playing unauthorised Mauritius league

Anuj Rawat could face sanctions, including a ban, for participating in the T20 tournament.
The poster of the T20 tournament played in Mauritius

An unsanctioned T20 league that went unnoticed. Now, 58 players from India face bans

These players took part in a disapproved T20 tournament in Mauritius last year, in which other participants were former internationals from England, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Players at NCA Bengaluru | With special arrangements

Wriddhiman Saha’s injury doesn’t change the fact that NCA has been good for Indian cricket

Since the NCA’s revamp, W.V. Raman and Narendra Hirwani have not just developed junior players but also helped seniors rediscover their mojo.
The Croatia football team after making it to the FIFA World Cup finals | @HNS_CFF/Twitter

World Cup final is route to redemption for scandal-hit Croatia

The Croatian government hopes that the unexpected performance in the World Cup will move the country, heavily dependent on tourism, forward.

On Camera

Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Sri Lanka attacks mark birth of terrorism 3.0

Terrorism 3.0 is defined by the Islamic State — a globally dispersed, highly lethal, financially capable, deeply innovative organisation.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.