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Kerala HC set aside BCCI’s lifetime ban on Sreesanth, dreams to play for 2019 World Cup

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Kerala High Court has ordered Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to free S Sreesanth, Indian cricketer from the lifetime ban imposed on him.It’s a great relief for the cricketer Sreesanth; Kerala HC sets him free in Spots-fixing acquisitions imposed by BCCI during IPL ( India Premier League ) 2013.

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth is a former Indian Cricketer who hails from Kerala. He is a right-hand fast-medium-pace bowler and a right-hand batsman. Initially, he played for Kerala under the team Kerala Under-19s. He played many Test and ODI matches for team India and had an impressive cricket career. He became the center of Indian celebrations in World Twenty20 Championship, 2007 where he held on to the catch of the Final wicket.

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Sreesanth has been a part of many IPL teams like Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Rajasthan Royals, and Warwickshire. During 2013 IPL season, While Playing for the team Rajasthan Royals. Sreesanth was caught in spot-fixing case and take in to charge by Mumbai police along with team players Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. Later BCCI imposed a lifetime ban these cricketers.

However, in 2015 the Delhi court has dropped all the charges against Sreesanth, but BCCI continued the ban on the cricketer.

In March 2017, a petition is filed by Sreesanth challenging BCCI’s decision not to lift the ban. Sreesanth has also contended in the court saying that not lifting the ban violation of his constitutional laws. BCCI produced an evidence of voice recording of Sreesanth and others who are involved in the case.

On 7th August 2017 Kerala High Court (HC), sets Sreesanth free from the ban imposed by BCCI. The court also mentioned that the recording produced in the court has no proof of direct involvement of Sreesanth.

After lifting the ban, the cricketer felt much relieved and expresses his happiness in front of the media. According to the media reports, Sreesanth felt that small incident is portrayed in the wrong way to the whole world. “No complaints though,” he said.

I was known to the world as Sreesanth, the cricketer and I too like it to remember as cricketer first.Sreesanth also wanted to play for 2019 World Cup which he knows is next to impossible. It will be a miracle if I play for the World Cup but miracles do happen, he said. He also hopes to make justice to the game after coming back.

Sreesanth also mentioned that “I learned a lot from my experience. I just pray and hope that I get an opportunity to show the world I am good enough.”

Shashank Manohar Resigns as ICC Chief after Ten Months of his Election

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India’s Shashank Manohar had stepped down as the ICC chairman citing personal reasons. The Ex BCCI member’s resignation even took everyone by surprise. He was elected as the Chairman of International cricket council without any opposition in the month of July 2016. He had taken the ICC Chief Post from N.Srinivasan. Mr. Manohar had left the top ICC post with still two years of tenure.

Shashank had sent his resignation to CEO of ICC Dave Richardson stating no exact reason in it. Manohar in his letter stated that “I was elected unopposed as the first independent Chairman of ICC last year. I have tried to do my best and have tried to be fair and impartial in deciding matters in the functioning of the Board and in matters related to Member Boards along with the able support of all Directors.”

He added that “However, for personal reasons, it is not possible for me to hold the august office of ICC Chairman, and hence I am tendering my resignation as Chairman with immediate effect.

“I take this opportunity to thank all the Directors, the Management and staff of ICC for supporting me wholeheartedly. I wish ICC all the very best and hope it achieves greater heights,” he concluded.

The 59-year-old had tried to lessen the influence of three cricket boards namely BCCI( India), ECB (England) and CA(Austrailia) on ICC. He under his leadership has been working on reshaping the Revenue sharing model of International Cricket Council.

Inside reports suggest that the resignation was due to the tussle between the ICC and BCCI over the revenue sharing issue. Shashank was accused of leaving Indian Cricket board in tough situations. He left BCCI stating his inability to implement reforms made by the Lodha Committee

IPL 2017 Schedule Announced: Check out the complete IPL 10 Fixtures

IPL 2017 schedule

Good news for the Cricket Fans all over the world. The much awaited schedule of IPL 2017 was released by BCCI. The First match will be between SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) on April 5.

As always there will be 56 league matches between the teams and four knockouts.  Total together ten venues across India will be hosting the cricket matches in the time span of 47 days. The Indore Stadium had joined the list of IPL 7 venues for the first time after 2011

In a statement BCCI had stated that “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the fixtures of the upcoming Indian Premier League 2017 season with the opening match scheduled to be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on April 5.”

“The tournament will be spread over 47 days across 10 venues. The schedule has been designed with each team playing 14 matches seven of them at home venues,” it added.

on April 6, Rising Pune Supergiants will be facing Mumbai Indians in the second encounter at the MCA Stadium in Pune.

You can find the complete details like IPL 2017 schedule, fixtures, timings and venues for the Tenth Edition of Indian Premier League

IPL 10 Schedule and Fixtures:

DATE   Match           Venue Time(IST)
April 5, 2017 SRH v RCB Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 20:00
April 6,
2017
RPSG v MI Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune 20:00
April 7, 2017 GL v KKR Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 20:00
April 8, 2017 KXI P v RPSG Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 16:00
April 8, 2017 RCB v DD M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20:00
April 9, 2017 SRH v GL Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 16:00
April 9 , 2017 MI v KKR Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20:00
April 10, 2017 KXI P v RCB Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 20:00
April 11, 2017 RPSG v DD Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune 20:00
April 12, 2017 MI v SRH Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20:00
April 13, 2017 KKR v KXIP Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20:00
April 14, 2017 RCB v MI M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 16:00
April 14,  2017 GL v RPSG Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 20:00
April 15, 2017 KKR v SRH Eden Gardens, Kolkata 16:00
April 15,  2017 DD v KXIP Feroz Shah Kotla Ground , Delhi 20:00
April 16, 2017  MI v GL Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 16:00
April 16, 2017 RCB v RPSG M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20:00
April 17, 2017 DD v KKR Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi 16:00
April 17,  2017 SRH v KXIP Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 20:00
April 18 , 2017 GL v RCB Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 20:00
April 19, 2017 SRH v DD Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 20:00
April 20, 2017 KXIP v MI Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 20:00
April 21, 2017 KKR v GL Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20:00
April 22 , 2017 DD v MI Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi i 16:00
April  22 ,   2017 RPSG v SRH Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune 20:00
April 23 , 2017 GL v KXIP Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 16:00
April 23 , 2017 KKR v RCB Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20:00
April 24, 2017  MI v RPSG Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20:00
April 25 , 2017 RCB v SRH M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20:00
April 26 , 2017 RPSG v KKR .Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune 20:00
April 27 , 2017 RCB v GL M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20:00
April 28 ,2017 KKR v DD Eden Gardens, Kolkata 16:00
April  28 , 2017
KXIP v SRH
IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 20:00
April 29 , 2017 RPSG v RCB Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune 16:00
April 29 , 2017 GL v MI Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 20:00
April 30 . 2017 KXIP v DD
IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
16:00
April 30 . 2017
SRH v KKR
Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 20:00
May 1, 2017
MI v RCB
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 16:00
May 1, 2017
RPSG v GL
Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune 20:00
May 2, 2017 DD v SRH
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
20:00
May 3, 2017 KKR v RPSG Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20:00
May 4, 2017 DD v GL Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi 20:00
May 5, 2017
RCB v KXIP
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20:00
May 6, 2017 SRH v RPSG Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 16:00
May 6,  2017
MI v DD
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20:00
May 7 , 2017 RCB v KKR  M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 16:00
May  7 ,   2017
KXIP v GL
IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
20:00
May 8, 2017
SRH v MI
 Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 20:00
May 9, 2017
KXIP v KKR,
 IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
20:00
May 10 , 2017 GL v DD Green Park, Kanpur 20:00
May 11 , 2017 MI v KXIP Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 20:00
May 12, 2017 DD v RPSG Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi 20:00
May 13 , 2017 GL v SRH Green Park, Kanpur 16:00
May  13 ,  2017 KKR v MI Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20:00
May 14 , 2017 RPSG v KXIP Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune 16:00
May 14 , 2017  DD v RCB
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
20:00

 IPL 10 PLAYOFF MATCHES

Date Match Venue Time (IST)
May 16 , 2017 Qualifier 1 TBA 20:00
May 17 ,2017 Eliminator
TBA
20:00
May 19, 2017 Qualifier 2
TBA
20:00
May 21 Final Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad 20:00

All the Team Franchises, Players and Fans are eagerly waiting for the IPL 10 Auction which will be very interesting. Ben Stokes would be the first option for every team.

Smartphone maker VIVO will be acting as the Official Sponsorer of the Indian Premier League for the second time consecutive time.

Ind vs Aus: Indian Squad for Two Test Matches Announced by BCCI

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the 16-member India Test squad for first two Tests in the four-match home series against Australia.

The selection committee, led by M.S.K. Prasad retained the same squad which defeated Bangladesh by 208 runs in the one-off Test match at Hyderabad.

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The first match of the four-match rubber will start from February 23 in Pune. The second match will be played in Bengaluru from March 4-8, according to a BCCI’s official release.

Team India under Aggressive Captain Virat Kohli now holds the 19-match unbeaten streak. Australia will play four test matches in India. Pune will host the first test from February 23 to 27, and second match in bengaluru from March 4 to 8.The last two Tests are scheduled to be held in Ranchi (March 16-20) and Dharamsala (March 25-29).

We have to see whether the Aussies can break the winning streak or India hikes the number of wins in their list.

Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Murali Vijay, K.L. Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund and Hardik Pandya.

Source: IANS

Supreme Court Appoints Vinod Rai as BCCI Head

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The Supreme Court of India had appointed a Four-member committee for looking after the administration of BCCI. After sacking Anurag Thakur, the SC on today had made former CAG Mr. Vinod Rai as the new boss of the Board of Cricket Control in India.

The Four-member panel consists of Ramachandra Guha, famous historian, Diana Edulji former Women’s Cricket Team Captain and Vikram Limaye, CEO and MD of IDFC Limited.

BCCI Administration Committee was expected to announce a week ago, but on AG Mukul Rohtagi’s request of extension, SC made it happen today.

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Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra called BCCI to submit the proposed candidates for the administrative committee in a sealed cover. The Court also asked the board to recommend three members for representing BCCI in the upcoming ICC meeting.

Following the court orders, Anil Divan, Gopal Subramaniam, and the amicus curiae had submitted a sealed envelope that has nine names in it.

Supreme Court bench that consisting of  Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud opined that a nine-member committee would be long and asked the BCCI to revise the list as they have few objections on the age of some executives. They stated that people above 70 are not eligible for the post of administrators.

The only former cricketer in the panel was Edulji. She had played 20 Tests and 34 One-Day Internationals for India.The Supreme Court also appointed Amitabh Chaudhary and Limaye as representatives of BCCI for the ICC meetings scheduled in February.