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Cricket Samrat, the magazine that religiously spread the gospel of cricket for 42 years

The Hindi-language cricket magazine was the top-selling sports publication for years has been forced to shut in the wake of the Covid pandemic & lockdown.

Daren Sammy shouldn’t wait for apology from IPL teammates. India is in denial about its racism

From Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds’ ‘monkeygate’ scandal to Daren Sammy’s racist nickname by IPL teammates, racism in Indian cricket continues unabated.
Saint Lucian cricketer Darren Sammy

‘You guys know who you are’: Ex-West Indies skipper Darren Sammy alleges racism during IPL

The Saint Lucian cricketer posted a video on Instagram, alleging he was called ‘kalu’ by his team members but did not know then what it meant.
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The Birth of T20 fixing — Lou Vincent, American dollars and sex

In Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution, Tim Wigmore and Freddie Wilde write about how the first great fixing scandal to be exposed allegedly began in a hotel room.

T20 World Cup: What can women’s cricket do to enjoy the popularity of men’s cricket?

The 7th edition of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup has begun in Australia, but much of the conversation is still around the number of viewers tuning in.
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.
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How Sourav Ganguly became BCCI president, with some help from BJP

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was initially given a choice between vice-president and IPL Governing Council head, ThePrint has learnt. He declined.
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Set to be BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly says first priority is ‘first-class cricketers’

Former captain Sourav Ganguly emerged as the consensus candidate for BCCI president. However, he will have to demit office in September 2020.
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Indian cricket should be run by administrators, not Supreme Court, says Gautam Gambhir

Days before BCCI elections, former India opener and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir bats for ‘democratic process’ in cricket administration.
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Why Ashok Gehlot pushing for his son to be Rajasthan cricket chief has split Congress

CM Ashok Gehlot’s son is likely to be elected head of Rajasthan Cricket Association today, and this could impact Congress prospects in 2 assembly bypolls.

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Why TikTok could be the deal of the decade for Microsoft and Satya Nadella

If and when a deal is finalised, the amount will tell us the true value of TikTok's operations, which has over 100 million US users, and more importantly, that of Satya Nadella.
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh | File photo: ANI

India faces military, health & economic threats, govt must restore faith, says Manmohan

In a column for The Hindu, former PM Manmohan Singh advocates significant cash transfers to the poor, better access to capital for firms and autonomy for financial institutions and RBI.

Defence

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Kashmir sees jump in terrorist encounters ahead of Article 370 removal anniversary

Until 30 July, 148 terrorists have been killed in encounters in Kashmir valley. But 116 of them have been killed since April.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.