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Avishek Dalmiya

The new Dalmiya at Eden Gardens — Azhar fan, astrology believer & in cricket ‘by chance’

New CAB chief Avishek Dalmiya has big shoes to fill — not just his father Jagmohan Dalmiya’s but also Sourav Ganguly’s. Now the hope is he’ll be every bit a visionary.
A file photo of former cricketer Bapu Nadkarni. | Photo: @sachin_rt/Twitter

Bapu Nadkarni — the frugal left-arm spinner who defined Mumbai’s ‘khadoos’ cricket

Bapu Nadkarni, most famous for his spell of 21 successive maiden overs in Test cricket, died at the age of 86 Friday.
M.S. Dhoni

MS Dhoni dropped from BCCI’s central list of contracted players

Until last year, former captain MS Dhoni was in the A category of BCCI's contracted players, which fetches each Rs 5 crore.
Charulata Patel

Team India’s ‘superfan’ Charulata Patel dies, BCCI offers condolences

The wheelchair-bound Patel came to limelight when she was seen cheering for India during a World Cup game against Bangladesh on 2 July last year in Birmingham.
Cricket Advisory Committee members Kapil Dev, Shanta Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad

BCCI dismisses conflict of interest against CAC members, Kapil Dev case yet to be decided

BCCI ethics officer called Rangaswamy, Gaekwad and Kapil for a personal hearing on December 27 & 28 even though all three had stepped down from the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).
Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly – the awkward dad who suffers from the Rajinikanth political syndrome

Sourav Ganguly’s biggest strength is his status as the Bengali Everyman – everyone's favourite Dada, who likes his ‘toast buttered on both sides’.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly’s BCCI must follow EPL, but it’s yet to get report on CEO sexual harassment case

English Premier League’s CEO-designate had to step aside due to sexual harassment charges, but report on BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has been kept under lock and key.

BCCI to seek Supreme Court’s approval to dilute tenure cap, will help Sourav Ganguly

According to the current constitution, an office-bearer who has served two three-year terms goes into a compulsory three-year cooling-off period.
Batsman Virat Kohli tackles the pink ball under the lights at Eden Garden. The Indian captain remained unbeaten on 59 at the end of the first day's play. | Photo: Ashok Nath Dey | ThePrint

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wants to take Pink ball Test to all parts of India

Eden Gardens played host for the first-ever day-night Test with packed crowds on all three days, bringing back memories of the times when Test cricket was more popular.

On Camera

Supreme Court of India being renovated

Me Lord, use your time for something better: My response to SC order on criminals in politics

Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

Defence

A pair of US Navy Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks. Sikorsky was later acquired by Lokheed Martin | Lockheedmartin.com

Cabinet clears $2.4 billion deal for MH-60 Romeo helicopters for Navy ahead of Trump visit

The 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters will meet the immediate requirement of the Indian Navy that is looking to step up vigil on enemy activity.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.