Test defeat, media control on IPL coverage bring new controversies

The Indian Premier League has found itself into troubled waters even before the first ball has been bowled. The defeat of the Indians in the second Test against South Africa in Ahmedabad has initiated angry reactions from the media and the enthusiasts of the game. Many feel that India’s worst Test defeat at home can [...]

Bangalore Royal Challengers vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL

The inaugural match of the IPL Twenty20 would feature Vijay Mallya’s Bangalore Royal Challengers against Red Chillies Entertainment’s Kolkata Knight Riders. This would be the most highly anticipated match being the inaugural one. Red Chillies is actually fronted by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan – just by being the owner, he has ensured millions of [...]

Indian coach Gary Kirsten says Anil Kumble commands respect, Dhoni reminds him of Cronje

Chennai Super Kings and Indian ODI/Twenty20 skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been likened to late South African skipper Hansie Cronje by Cronje’s former colleague and Indian team coach Gary Kirsten. Gary Kirsten said while Test skipper Anil Kumble had earned the respect of team mates, ODI and Twenty20 skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was able to [...]

Anil Kumble puts onus on batsmen ahead of 1st Test against South Africa; Rahul Dravid eyes 10,000-run club entry

India take on a resurgent South Africa in Chennai on Wednesday as skipper Anil Kumble seeks a first slot in Test rankings and key batsman Rahul Dravid chases the 80 rund he needs to make it to the 10,000-run club. Rahul Dravid will become the only third Indian after Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar to [...]

IPL Bangalore star and Indian skipper Anil Kumble says team can become World No 1 this year

Indian Test cricket captain and Bangalore IPL star Anil Kumble feels the country can become the World Number 1 by the end of this year if the team can maintain the winning momentum. India went down to Australia 2-1 in the fourth Test after a controversy marred Sydney Test, but went on to win the [...]