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ICC recommends six-team T20 events for 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, final decision in October | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is still hopeful of the sport's inclusion in Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and has "recommended" six-team T20 events for both men and women to the Games' organising committee.A final decision on the inclusion of cricket will be taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) around October after the organisers finalise the list of new sports by March, stated a report in ESPNCricinfo.These will then be ratified at the IOC's session in Mumbai, which is expected to take place around October this year, it added.In a strategic move, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has been added to the ICC's Olympics working group headed by ICC chairman Greg Barclay, and which also includes Indra Nooyi (independent director) and Paraag Marathe (former USA Cricket pre...
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‘My surgery was a success, ready for the challenges ahead’, tweets Rishabh Pant | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who suffered a horrific car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway on December 30, has released a statement about his well being and extended his gratitude to all who supported him during these testing times."I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the @BCCI, @JayShah & government authorities for their incredible support," Pant wrote on Twitter.From the bottom of my heart, I also would like to thank all my fans, teammates, doctors and the physios for your ki… https://t.co/Sh7IC3Y1KX— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) 1673875627000"From the bottom of my heart, I also would li...
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Viacom18 wins Women’s IPL media rights for 2023-2027 period | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Viacom18 on Monday won the media rights of Women's Indian Premier League (IPL) for the period of 2023-2027. At an auction in Mumbai on Monday, Viacom18 won the rights with a bid of INR 951 crore, which translates to a per match value of INR 7.09 crore."Congratulations @viacom18 for winning the Women's @IPL media rights. Thank you for your faith in @BCCI and @BCCIWomen. Viacom has committed INR 951 crore which means per match value of INR 7.09 crore for next 5 years (2023-27). This is massive for Women's Cricket," tweeted BCCI secretary Jay Shah.Congratulations @viacom18 for winning the Women’s @IPL media rights. Thank you for your faith in @BCCI and… https://t.co/FNbSi2tkK8— Jay Shah (@JayShah) 1673850416000Earlier, Viacom18 had shelled out INR 23,758 crore to claim digital r...
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‘Almost done with BCCI’: Murali Vijay looking for ‘opportunities abroad’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Out-of-favour India opener Murali Viray, who last represented India in Test cricket back in December 2018 is now looking for 'opportunities abroad'. The 38-year-old in a recent interview shared the desire to play competitive cricket while taking a dig at the Indian cricket board, saying that the BCCI has failed to provide opportunities in India.Vijay last played for India in the Australia tour in 2018. He was later axed after a poor run of form, never making back to the team. In Ranji Trophy, Vijay last played for Tamil Nadu in 2019. "I am almost done with BCCI and looking for opportunities abroad. I want to play a little bit of competitive cricket," Vijay told former Indian women's team coach WV Raman on Wednesdays with WV, a weekly show on Sportstar."After 30 in India, it’s...
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PCB chief Najam Sethi ‘wants to discuss’ Asia Cup hosting issue if Jay Shah attends ILT20 opener in Dubai | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI/NEW DELHI: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi intends to have a chat with Jay Shah regarding his country's Asia Cup hosting rights if the BCCI secretary decides to attend the opening ceremony of the International League T20 on Thursday."Najam will be using this opportunity to work on relations with the ACC members and ensure that the Asia Cup is held as scheduled in Pakistan in September this year. Basically, Najam is also going as he has been conveyed that there is strong possibility of BCCI boss Jay Shah also being in attendance," a PCB source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.However there is no confirmation on part of BCCI whether its top boss or any of the other office-bearers will attend the opening ceremony.Also the other big question remains, even if Shah atte...
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Cricket calendar was sent to PCB on December 22, Sethi’s comments baseless: Asian Cricket Council | Cricket News – Times of India

KUALA LUMPUR: The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Friday hit back strongly at Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi "vehemently denying baseless allegations" of unilateral decision making levelled against its president Jay Shah with regards to the continental body's two-year programme.The ACC, in its statement, categorically stated that PCB were sent the itinerary on December 22, 2022 along with other member nations but no communication came from the latter's side.On Thursday, Shah had announced the ACC calendar 2023-24 and pathway structure for the continental body along with ODI Asia Cup slated in September.However, the calendar didn't have the host country's name as BCCI secretary Shah had already said last October (2022) that the tournament will be shifted out of Pakistan...
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BCCI, PCB on collision course: ACC chairman Jay Shah announces ‘calendar’, PCB chief Sethi terms it ‘unilateral’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The simmering tension between India and Pakistan cricket boards was palpable after PCB chief Najam Sethi took a sarcastic jibe at BCCI secretary Jay Shah for "unilaterally announcing" the Asian Cricket Council's two-year calendar.On Thursday, Shah, in his capacity as ACC chairman announced the 2023 and 2024 itinerary on his twitter handle with the marquee Asia Cup slotted in September this year, though the detailed itinerary and the host country have not been announced yet.Pakistan is the original host of the Asia Cup this year but the BCCI is not keen on playing there owing to political tension between the two countries.The then Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja had opposed the BCCI's stand and even threatened to boycott the 50-over World Cup in India.Raja's c...
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No threat to Rohit Sharma’s captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: There is no imminent threat to Rohit Sharma's ODI and Test captaincy as the BCCI brass hasn't found anything unsatisfactory about his leadership in the traditional formats, according to sources in the board.Skipper Rohit, along with head coach Rahul Dravid, attended the review meeting in Mumbai. The meeting was conducted by BCCI secretary Jay Shah.Along with last selection committee's chairman Chetan Sharma, NCA head VVS Laxman, president Roger Binny also attended the review meeting.Since the focus is the World Test Championships (WTC), where India have a good chance of making it to the finals, and the 2023 ODI World Cup, new T20 captain Hardik Pandya wasn't a part of the meeting.Hardik is in Mumbai for the T20 international series against Sri Lanka, which starts on Tuesday."...
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BCCI shortlists 20 players for 2023 ODI World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Stung by the team's 10-wicket thrashing at the hands of England in the T20 World Cup semi-final in Australia last year, the BCCI's top brass, with an eye on the World Test Championship and the ODI World Cup in India this year, has swung into action right away.On Sunday, January 1, the first day of 2023, Board secretary Jay Shah met India head coach Rahul Dravid, National Cricket Academy chairman VVS Laxman, Indian captain Rohit Sharma, outgoing chief selector Chetan Sharma for a 'review-cum roadmap' meeting at a five-star hotel here. BCCI president Roger Binny, who is currently holidaying in Australia, attended the meeting virtually.As per a reliable source who attended the meeting, the BCCI has shortlisted 20 players who will be part of the 2023 World Cup. At the review meeting...
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Yo-Yo Test and Dexa will now be part of selection criteria, says BCCI post Indian team review meeting | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amongst the key recommendations which have come from the senior men's team review meeting convened by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai on Sunday, the yo-yo Test and Dexa will now be a part of the selection criteria.Apart from this, the emerging players will have to play a substantial domestic season to be eligible for selection to the national team. BCCI added that keeping in mind the Men's FTP and preparations for ICC CWC 2023, the NCA will work in tandem with the IPL Franchisees to monitor the targeted Indian players participating in the IPL 2023.The meeting was held ahead of the white-ball series against Sri Lanka, which begins from January 3 in Mumbai. It was in the process of being held after England thrashed India by ten wickets in the Men's T2...
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Governments in both countries have to be consulted when it comes to bilateral cricket: Najam Sethi | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: The head of Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) management committee Najam Sethi on Thursday made it clear that he would act on the advice of the government when it comes to cricket relations with India.Sethi was on Wednesday appointed chairman of a 14-member committee to run the affairs of the game in the country for the next four months after Ramiz Raja was removed as PCB chief."Governments in both countries have to be consulted when it comes to bilateral and other cricket relations between Pakistan and India," Sethi told reporters in Lahore.India hasn't travelled to Pakistan since the 2008 Asia Cup, and after the Mumbai terrorist attack on November 26 that year, the scheduled bilateral series in early 2009 was cancelled.Pakistan did travel to India for a short six-match white-bal...
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Ramiz Raja assures ICC officials no decision taken on boycotting next year’s 50-over World Cup in India: Source | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has told the ICC officials that it had threatened to boycott next year's 50-over World Cup in India to exert pressure on the neighbouring country to send its team for the Asia Cup, according to sources.The hosting rights of the 2023 edition of the 50-over Asia Cup has been awarded to Pakistan by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) as a precursor to the marquee World Cup in India (October-November 2023).In October, ACC president and BCCI secretary Jay Shah had said that India will not travel to Pakistan next year for the 50-over Asia Cup -- likely to be held in September 2023 -- after which the PCB had threatened to pull out of the World Cup.But, it is learnt that the PCB chairman Ramiz Raja has told the International Cricket Council officials that the B...
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IPL 2023 Auction: Ben Stokes, Cameron Green, Mayank Agarwal among 405 cricketers to go under hammer | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A total of 405 cricketers are set to go under the hammer on December 23 at the IPL 2023 Auction in Kochi. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the final list of players that will be up for grabs at the mini-auction. The initial list was of 991 players which has now been finalised with 405 players. Out of final list, 273 are Indians and 132 are overseas players. Four of the overseas players are from associate nations. The total capped players are 119 for this year's auction while the uncapped players are 282, including 4 from associate nations. England's Ben Stokes, Cameron Green from Australia and former Punjab Kings skipper Mayank Agarwal are among the heavyweights who will be going under the hammer. 19 overseas players have chosen to be slot...
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Women’s IPL: Media rights up for grabs for five-year period | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The media rights for a five-year period between 2023-27 for the Women's Indian Premier League (WIPL) will be up for grabs as the BCCI announced release of Invitation to Tender which will be available for purchase till December 31, 2022. "The Governing Council of the IPL invites bids from reputed entities to acquire the Media Rights for the Women's Indian Premier League Seasons 2023-2027, through a tender process," BCCI secretary Jay Shah stated in a media release. Whether the media rights bid for WIPL will be a sealed one-time bid or incremental e-auction bids has not yet been specified. The 'Invitation to Tender' (ITT) bid document costs Rs 5 lakh plus applicable tax. The procedure to procure the ITT documents is enlisted in Annexure A of the document. The ITT will be availa...
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If Asia Cup 2023 gets taken away from us, we may pull out: Ramiz Raja | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After India's tough stance on not travelling to Pakistan for Asia Cup next year and rather insisting that the tournament would be held at the neutral venue, PCB chief Ramiz Raja seems to be in no mood in relenting to the neighbour's demand. Raja has given a whole new twist to the issue saying Pakistan may consider pulling out of Asia Cup 2023 if their tournament hosting rights are withdrawn due to the Indian team not travelling to their country. "It is not as if we do not have hosting rights and we are pleading to host it," Ramiz was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo on the sidelines of the Pakistan-England Test in Rawalpindi. "We won the rights fair and square. If India does not come, they would not come. If the Asia Cup gets taken away from Pakistan, maybe we are the ones th...
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IPL final at Narendra Modi Stadium makes Guinness record for largest attendance in T20 match | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The IPL 2022 final on May 29 between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has received the Guinness world record for the largest attendance at a T20 match, BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted on Sunday. "Extremely delighted & proud to receive the Guinness World Record for the largest attendance at a T20 match when 101,566 people witnessed the epic @IPL final at @GCAMotera's magnificent Narendra Modi Stadium on 29 May 2022. A big thanks to our fans for making this possible! @BCCI," Shah wrote on Twitter. Extremely delighted & proud to receive the Guinness World Record for the largest attendance at a T20 match when 101… https://t.co/0fdSDPsmlp— Jay Shah (@JayShah) 1669547146000"A proud moment for everyone as India creates the Guinness W...
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We will adopt aggressive approach: Ramiz Raja on India boycotting Asia Cup in Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket series since 2012 due to ever present political tensions between the south Asian neighbours. The arch-rivals have played each other only in the World Cups and Asia Cups and India have not toured Pakistan since 2008. The issue now has taken a new turn with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja threatening to adopt a tit for tat approach saying if India choose to opt out of the Asia Cup which will be held in Pakistan next year, then Pakistan will also not travel to India to take part in 2023 50-over World Cup. Earlier in October, BCCI secretary Jay Shah made it clear that Team India will not travel to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup and said that the tournament would be held at a neutral venue. Raja pointed out that...
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After new BCCI selection panel, a different India captain for each format? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Friday night decided to sack all four senior men’s national selectors following another disappointing T20 World Cup campaign. In a press release, BCCI secretary Jay Shah invited applications for five positions with November 28 being the deadline. The Chetan Sharma-led panel, including Debasis Mohanty, Harvinder Singh and Sunil Joshi, was one month shy of completing two years as selectors. According to the new BCCI constitution, a person can serve in a cricket committee for up to five years. BCCI had not appointed anyone when Abey Kuruvilla’s tenure ended earlier this year. This move is the first step towards bringing about an impending overhaul in Indian cricket. The job description for the incoming selectors clearly states: “Appoint captain...
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BCCI nominee likely to head ICC’s finance and commercial affairs committee | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: The BCCI representative in the all powerful ICC Board is likely to head the Finance and Commercial Affairs (F&CA) committee of the global cricket body. While BCCI hadn't yet made it official, secretary Jay Shah looks likely to be Indian representative at the decision making ICC board unless he decides to send Roger Binny there and remain a part of the Chief Executives Committee. The F&CA committee is the most important of all the subsidiary committees of ICC and for some years, BCCI representatives weren't a part of it till former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly became its member. "If Jay is representing the BCCI in the ICC Board, then he will automatically be part of F&CA committee. But India has not been heading the F&CA for a long time and it's BCCI's turn to...
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Indian cricket fraternity lauds BCCI for introduction of equal match-fee for men and women players | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian women cricketers took to social media to laud the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for introducing equal match fee for both men's and women's cricketers in a huge step to introduce pay equity in the sport. In a historic move by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), India's cricket governing body on Thursday announced an equal match fee for both men's and women's cricketers of India. Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur took to social media to express happiness at the move, calling it a "red letter day for women's cricket in India. "Truly a red-letter day for Women's Cricket in India with pay parity announced for women and men. Thank you @BCCIand @JayShah," tweeted Harmanpreet Kaur. Truly a red letter day for Women’s Cricket in India with pay parity a...