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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

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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          VenueTime(IST)
April 5, 2017SRH v RCBRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad20:00
April 6,
RPSG v MIMaharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune20:00
April 7, 2017GL v KKRSaurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot20:00
April 8, 2017KXI P v RPSGHolkar Cricket Stadium, Indore16:00
April 8, 2017RCB v DDM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru20:00
April 9, 2017SRH v GLRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad16:00
April 9 , 2017MI v KKRWankhede Stadium, Mumbai20:00
April 10, 2017KXI P v RCBHolkar Cricket Stadium, Indore20:00
April 11, 2017RPSG v DDMaharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune20:00
April 12, 2017MI v SRHWankhede Stadium, Mumbai20:00
April 13, 2017KKR v KXIPEden Gardens, Kolkata20:00
April 14, 2017RCB v MIM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru16:00
April 14,  2017GL v RPSGSaurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot20:00
April 15, 2017KKR v SRHEden Gardens, Kolkata16:00
April 15,  2017DD v KXIPFeroz Shah Kotla Ground , Delhi20:00
April 16, 2017 MI v GLWankhede Stadium, Mumbai16:00
April 16, 2017RCB v RPSGM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru20:00
April 17, 2017DD v KKRFeroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi16:00
April 17,  2017SRH v KXIPRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad20:00
April 18 , 2017GL v RCBSaurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot20:00
April 19, 2017SRH v DDRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad20:00
April 20, 2017KXIP v MIHolkar Cricket Stadium, Indore20:00
April 21, 2017KKR v GLEden Gardens, Kolkata20:00
April 22 , 2017DD v MIFeroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi i16:00
April  22 ,   2017RPSG v SRHMaharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune20:00
April 23 , 2017GL v KXIPSaurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot16:00
April 23 , 2017KKR v RCBEden Gardens, Kolkata20:00
April 24, 2017 MI v RPSGWankhede Stadium, Mumbai20:00
April 25 , 2017RCB v SRHM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru20:00
April 26 , 2017RPSG v KKR.Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune20:00
April 27 , 2017RCB v GLM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru20:00
April 28 ,2017KKR v DDEden Gardens, Kolkata16:00
April  28 , 2017
IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali20:00
April 29 , 2017RPSG v RCBMaharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune16:00
April 29 , 2017GL v MISaurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot20:00
April 30 . 2017KXIP v DD
IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
April 30 . 2017
Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad20:00
May 1, 2017
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai16:00
May 1, 2017
Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune20:00
May 2, 2017DD v SRH
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
May 3, 2017KKR v RPSGEden Gardens, Kolkata20:00
May 4, 2017DD v GLFeroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi20:00
May 5, 2017
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru20:00
May 6, 2017SRH v RPSGRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad16:00
May 6,  2017
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai20:00
May 7 , 2017RCB v KKR M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru16:00
May  7 ,   2017
IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 8, 2017
 Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad20:00
May 9, 2017
 IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 10 , 2017GL v DDGreen Park, Kanpur20:00
May 11 , 2017MI v KXIPWankhede Stadium, Mumbai20:00
May 12, 2017DD v RPSGFeroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi20:00
May 13 , 2017GL v SRHGreen Park, Kanpur16:00
May  13 ,  2017KKR v MIEden Gardens, Kolkata20:00
May 14 , 2017RPSG v KXIPMaharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune16:00
May 14 , 2017 DD v RCB
Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi


DateMatchVenueTime (IST)
May 16 , 2017Qualifier 1TBA20:00
May 17 ,2017Eliminator
May 19, 2017Qualifier 2
May 21FinalRajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad20:00

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.

Interesting Things About Rishabh Pant Everyone Should Know

rishabh pant interesting things

The Selectors of the Indian Cricket team had made quite remarkable changes for both the T20 and ODI squads. One of the changes that surprised everyone is the inclusion of Rishabh Pant over Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane in the T20 Squad.

Rishabh Pant is the first class Delhi Player, who has been slowly rising as the next big thing in the Indian Cricket. He is the wicket-keeper batsman who came into limelight with his brilliant performance at U19 level. During the maiden innings in the Ranji Trophy, he set the records with his ruthless batting. With his batting skills this Young guy from Delhi has made the path for the highest level someday.

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Rishabh is too young in his age and he is busy tormenting the best bowlers in the domestic circuit. Indian Team is looking forward for the replacement for MS Dhoni position in the 2019 world cup and Rishabh is having the good case to get served for himself. Rishabh once continues with the performing at the domestic level and he will surely get the call when the day arrives.

Some interesting facts Indian cricket fans must know about Rishabh Pant:
  • The Left handed Pant was born on October 4th,1997 and made his first class debut in the year 2015
  •  Rishabh Rajendra Pant is his full name and he born in Uttarakhand. Tarak Sinha is the first coach of Pant, who has mentored Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan.
  •  Rishabh is the 4th youngest batsmen to score Triple hundred in first class cricket. He scored 308 runs off 326 balls on Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy.
  •  Rishabh Pant idolises Adam Gilchrist and may be this is the reason why he became an aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman like him.
  • During his fastest first-class century Rishabh has smashed 21 sixes in that match and it is the second most number of sixes in the first class match.
  • Rishabh Pant was bought by Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Rs 1.9 Crore and he scored 198 runs for them in 10 matches. He is having the Average of 24.75 and a strike rate of 130.26.
  • Rishabh already having 44 unbelievable sixes from five matches in the Ranji Trophy.
  • Pant is having the best Ranji season so far and he has scored 799 runs from 7 innings with the average of 133.16 and the strike rate of 113.17. He is having four hundreds of the season.
  • He holds the 7th position in the top 10 run scorers list of U-19 WorldCup 2016
  • Rishabh is the second wicket-keeper to score a triple hundred in the Ranji Trophy and the seventh in the first class cricket

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