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Only elected bodies should run cricket, says Supreme Court-appointed mediator Narsimha

Former Additional Solicitor General PS Narsimha is confident that the BCCI will soon form a democratically elected body which will run cricket in India.
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Gautam Gambhir has no personality or great records, just a lot of attitude: Shahid Afridi

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi opens up about India-Pakistan rivalry on cricket field and his run-in with Gautam Gambhir in 2007 Asia Cup.

Sachin fan, Kashmir’s first woman IPL player dreams of playing for India

Jasia Akhtar, 28, from Shopian district will be the first Kashmiri woman to play in the women's IPL due to begin in Rajasthan on 6 May.
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This cricketer is the most read-about online after Virat Kohli, and it’s not Dhoni

A recent Taboola study on ‘reader engagement’ reveals that people are looking for words on Indian cricketers, and this wicketkeeper is holding attention.
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BCCI ombudsman issues notice to Hardik Pandya & K.L. Rahul in Koffee With Karan case

The Supreme Court-appointed ombudsman said it was now up to the two players to decide when they wanted to appear.
KXIP captain Ravichandran Ashwin after he took Jos Buttler's wicket

For this former Mumbai cricketer, every ‘Mankading’ is a harrowing experience

Rahul Mankad says his father Vinoo Mankad is unfairly associated with the controversial dismissal, which also takes away from his exceptional record. 
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Ashwin ‘Mankading’ Buttler: What comes first – rules or the spirit of cricket?

R. Ashwin mankading Jos Buttler in an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals has sparked a debate.
L -R: Editor-in-chief of ESPNcricinfo Sambit Bal, ex-cricketers Rahul Dravid, Sanjay Manjrekar and IIT Madras Prof Raghunathan Rengaswamy | By special arrangement

A new era begins for cricket stats, where quality of opposition & pressure will count

ESPNCricinfo and IIT-Madras have developed Superstats, a new set of AI-based metrics that will add match context and luck to cricket statistics.
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Left-hander turns right: Gautam Gambhir pads up for BJP weeks before Lok Sabha elections

From joining the war cry against Pakistan to attacking Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Gautam Gambhir had long made known which way the wind was blowing.
Gautam Gambhir

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP and is likely to contest Lok Sabha elections

Gambhir who joined the party in the presence of union minister Arun Jaitley may be fielded from the New Delhi constituency, currently represented by Meenakshi Lekhi.

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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.