Slimmer, fitter Dhoni raring to resume international grind
Slimmer, fitter Dhoni raring to resume international grind

India's limited-overs captain MS Dhoni, who played just 22 matches in 2015, has admitted that the long time out in between games has done him a world of good

BCCI defers decision on Chandila, Hiken Shah
BCCI defers decision on Chandila, Hiken Shah

The BCCI has deferred its decision on possible sanctions against offspinner Ajit Chandila and batsman Hiken Shah until January 18

Lodha panel recommends forming players' association
Lodha panel recommends forming players' association

Among the more sweeping of the Lodha committee's recommendations is a players' association, intended as a "necessary" mechanism for addressing player concerns

Ranji quarter-final set to move out of Bangalore
Ranji quarter-final set to move out of Bangalore

The Ranji Trophy quarter-final between Jharkhand and Mumbai is likely to be shifted out of Bangalore, in keeping with the BCCI's attempt to ensure none of the World T20 venues are "fatigued" ahead of the tournament

No sanctions yet on Ajit Chandila, Hiken Shah
No sanctions yet on Ajit Chandila, Hiken Shah

The BCCI has deferred a decision on possible sanctions on offspinner Ajit Chandila and Mumbai batsman Hiken Shah

Raman, Sekhar and Hirwani to work at NCA
Raman, Sekhar and Hirwani to work at NCA

Former India allrounder WV Raman has been named the batting coach of the National Cricket Academy. The NCA governing board has also appointed TA Sekhar and Narendra Hirwani as the fast bowling and spin bowling coaches respectively

India-Pakistan series appears difficult - Thakur
India-Pakistan series appears difficult - Thakur

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has all but ruled out the India-Pakistan series, given the short window ahead of India's limited-overs tour of Australia, which begins on January 12

BCCI likely to reveal IPL player salaries
BCCI likely to reveal IPL player salaries

BCCI's decision to make the 'actual' salaries of retained players in the IPL public - ostensibly as a part of its recent attempts to ensure transparency - has evoked mixed responses from franchises

Pune opt for batting core, Rajkot build around allrounders
Pune opt for batting core, Rajkot build around allrounders

The new Pune and Rajkot franchises opted for different strategies during the IPL player draft and came away satisfied with the results

Dhoni, Jadeja among likely early picks
Dhoni, Jadeja among likely early picks

On Tuesday, the two new IPL franchises, Pune and Rajkot, will pick up to five players each from the two suspended teams, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, in a draft. ESPNcricinfo explains how it will work

New owners likely to benefit from 'disproportionate publicity'
New owners likely to benefit from 'disproportionate publicity'

The "disproportionate publicity" and the "soft imagery" that an association with the IPL brings is expected to negate any financial losses the two new franchise owners, New Rising and Intex Mobiles, may suffer in the short run

It will be like a festival in Rajkot - Pujara
It will be like a festival in Rajkot - Pujara

When mobile manufacturer Intex opted for Rajkot as their home for the next two years, it became the first instance of an IPL franchise setting up a base at a smaller centre

Consistent Thakur shepherds Mumbai bowling
Consistent Thakur shepherds Mumbai bowling

Amid the flaunting of batting might, Shardul Thakur has quietly, and efficiently, held together the bowling force for Mumbai

Umpire Ward stable after blow to head
Umpire Ward stable after blow to head

Australian umpire John Ward has been declared stable after being struck on the head by a shot played by Punjab's Brainder Sran on the first day of their Ranji Trophy match against Tamil Nadu in Dindigul

Dindigul pitch not underprepared - TN coach Sanjay
Dindigul pitch not underprepared - TN coach Sanjay

On a day when 21 wickets fell, Tamil Nadu coach M Sanjay denied that the Dindigul pitch was underprepared and pinned the blame on his side's batsmen for not showing patience and application

Dabholkar, Jaiswal reported for suspect action
Dabholkar, Jaiswal reported for suspect action

Mumbai spinners Vishal Dabholkar and Ankush Jaiswal have been left out of the team's last league fixture because of a suspect action, and will undergo remodelling at the ICC-accredited testing centre in Chennai

'Result-oriented' pitches leave Ranji Trophy in a spin
'Result-oriented' pitches leave Ranji Trophy in a spin

Obsession with outright wins has made state associations desperate, and rank turners have been their weapon of choice

Art of grafting innings diminishing - Shastri
Art of grafting innings diminishing - Shastri

India team director Ravi Shastri has said one-day batting has led to a decline in the art of batting time and grafting for runs, attributes he believed were important on pitches like the ones in Mohali and Nagpur

'There must be a middle way' - Shah
'There must be a middle way' - Shah

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar's plans of translating what he calls his "personal opinion" of a structural imbalance in the world body into the BCCI's official position may face some resistance within the Indian board

Mumbai have the quality to take down any opponent, says Tare
Mumbai have the quality to take down any opponent, says Tare

Aditya Tare feels he ground work done over the last two seasons has helped the team make a smooth transition this year