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Ray of light for out-of-favour Ishan Kishan as BCCI secretary chats with him post IPL game | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ishan Kishan, recently excluded from the BCCI's central contract list, found himself engaged in conversation with secretary Jay Shah on Sunday evening following Mumbai Indians' IPL game. This gesture could be seen as a silver lining for the talented wicketkeeper-batter.The 25-year-old from Jharkhand, who returned to India during the South Africa tour last year due to travel fatigue, has shown reluctance towards playing first-class cricket.Despite repeated attempts by the Indian team management to involve him, he did not participate in any Ranji Trophy games this season.Rather than participating in Jharkhand's last Ranji Trophy game against Rajasthan, Ishan was observed practicing with his Mumbai Indians skipper, Hardik Pandya, in Baroda, preparing for the IPL. This decision u...
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BCCI and Cricket Australia extend Border-Gavaskar Trophy to five Tests | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) have confirmed that the Border-Gavaskar Trophy would be played in five Tests next summer.For the first time since 1991-92, Australia and India will play a five-Test series this summer. The extended Border-Gavaskar Trophy series will be the highlight of the 2024-25 home summer calendar, which will be announced in the following days.Jay Shah, BCCI secretary, stated, "The BCCI remains committed to preserving the rich heritage of Test Cricket, a format we hold in high regard."Our continuous partnership with Cricket Australia to expand the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to five Tests demonstrates our shared commitment to developing and enhancing Test cricket's importance."This extension reflects our common objecti...
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IPL is not being shifted out of India, says league chairman Arun Dhumal | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: IPL chairman Arun Dhumal categorically denied rumors suggesting a possible shift of the league to the UAE amidst the upcoming general elections in India, scheduled between April 19 and June 1.Speculation had been rife regarding the IPL potentially relocating to the Emirates due to the coinciding election period, prompting widespread discussions on social media platforms. Also Read:How to watch IPL in OmanHow to watch IPL in KuwaitHowever, Dhumal clarified that such rumors were unfounded, reaffirming the league's commitment to hosting matches in India as scheduled. This statement from the IPL chairman aimed to dispel any uncertainty surrounding the tournament's venue and reassure stakeholders of its continuity within the country."The IPL is not being shifted anywhere. We will ...
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Mohammed Shami to miss T20 World Cup, comeback likely in September | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Currently recuperating from an ankle surgery, premier India paceman Mohammed Shami is likely to make a comeback in the home series against Bangladesh in September later this year, said BCCI secretary Jay Shah. This means that the Shami's chances of participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup are all but over. The ICC's cricketing extravaganza will be jointly hosted by the West Indies and the USA in June.The 33-year-old missed the recently concluded five-match Test series against England and will also sit out of the IPL after having undergone surgery for Achilles tendon last month. "Shami's surgery is done, he is back in India. Shami's return is likely for the home series against Bangladesh. KL Rahul needed an injection, he has started rehab and is at the NCA," said Jay Shah.S...
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‘If he can keep…’: Jay Shah’s condition for ‘asset’ Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in T20 World Cup squad | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Out of action for more than 15 months, swashbuckling Rishabh Pant is all set for a return to professional cricket in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. With the T20 World Cup following soon after the completion of the IPL, eyes will be on Rishabh and his performances in the league as it will give a clearer picture over his participation in the ICC's cricketing extravaganza. BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Monday said that Rishabh is being monitored ahead of his return and labelled him an asset. Jay Shah also revealed that a fully fit Rishabh will be considered for the T20 World Cup. "He is batting well, he is keeping well. We will declare him fit very soon. If he can play the T20 World Cup for us, that will be a big thing for us. He is a big asset for us," Shah tol...
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Champions Trophy 2025: New PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi wants ‘participation assurance’ from BCCI at Dubai Meet | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Newly appointed PCB chief Mohsin Naqvi is expected to seek assurance from BCCI secretary Jay Shah regarding India's participation in the Champions Trophy 2025 in Pakistan during the ICC Meeting in Dubai next week. However, it seems unlikely that significant progress will be made at this stage as the tournament is nearly a year away. At the meet, Naqvi is likely to discuss the matter with key figures in the ICC as well as Jay Shah but considering that the tournament is slated for February-March in 2025, the BCCI is not likely to straightaway commit to sending the team to Pakistan.While Champions Trophy is an ICC tournament and with every other cricketing nation travelling to Pakistan, the BCCI will not entirely close its door but any clearance from the government of India will...
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EXPLAINED: What does BCCI’s Test Cricket Incentive Scheme mean for players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Umesh Yadav?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced a new ‘Test cricket incentive scheme’ for its players. The reason for this move is to reward players who prioritise red-ball cricket. BCCI secretary Jay Shah informed that the benefits of the scheme will reach out to players like Cheteshwar Pujara, who aren’t part of any IPL franchise and they will benefit from playing Test cricket. What is the Test cricket incentive? The basic idea of this scheme is that players should be paid more for playing Test match cricket. With this, non-IPL contracted players now can earn a decent amount by playing Test cricket. Players who play less than 50% of matches in a season will be eligible for just the match fees which is Rs 15 lakh. Those who are part of the squad for more than 50% of the mat...
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‘Rs 45 lakh per game…’: BCCI introduces ‘Test Cricket Incentive Scheme’ to promote traditional format | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) unveiled a new reward scheme on Saturday aimed at promoting Test cricket and providing financial incentives to Indian cricketers.In line with their commitment to emphasize the traditional format of the game, the BCCI announced the 'Test Cricket Incentive Scheme,' designed to encourage budding cricketers to participate in Test matches.BCCI secretary Jay Shah took to social media to announce the initiative, stating, "I am pleased to announce the initiation of the 'Test Cricket Incentive Scheme' for Senior Men, a step aimed at providing financial growth and stability to our esteemed athletes." The scheme, effective from the 2022-23 season, offers additional rewards on top of the existing match fee for Test matches, set at INR 15 l...
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Amid Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan snub, veteran India keeper says nothing can be done ‘forcefully’ | – Times of India

The TOI Sports Desk excels in a myriad of roles that capture the essence of live sporting events and deliver compelling content to readers worldwide. From running live blogs for India and non-India cricket matches to global spectacles featuring Indian talents, like the Chess World Cup final featuring Praggnanandhaa and the Badminton World Championships semifinal featuring HS Prannoy, our live coverage extends to all mega sporting events. We extensively cover events like the Olympics, Asian Games, Cricket World Cups, FIFA World Cups, and more. The desk is also adept at writing comprehensive match reports and insightful post-match commentary, complemented by stats-based articles that provide an in-depth analysis of player performances and team dynamics. We track news wires for key stories...
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Virat Kohli, Neeraj Chopra among sportspersons to feature in list of The Indian Express’ most powerful Indians

In the list of 100 most powerful Indians made by IE, there are a few celebrated sports personalities. Let us have a look at these elite athletes who have made it into the directory alongside BCCI secretary Jay Shah. Jay Shah (BCCI secretary) Ranked-35 The BCCI secretary has not only been instrumental in the rise of Indian cricket on the global stage but also helped take cricket to the Olympics. Shah is also the youngest ever to become the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chief. In Stewardship India hosted a successful 2023 World Cup and launched the Women’s Premier League (WPL) Virat Kohli (Cricketer) Ranked – 38 The former Indian skipper is arguably the most influential person in cricket. Recently in 2023, the batter became the first player ever to score 50 ODI 100s in the format during the...
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Ranji Trophy: Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar to play Mumbai-Tamil Nadu semifinal

SHREYAS Iyer has been included in the Mumbai Ranji Trophy side after he made himself available for the semi-final against Tamil Nadu starting at the MCA-BKC ground on Saturday. Iyer, who had been left out of the Indian squad after the second Test against England, skipped the Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Baroda citing back pain, even though Nitin Patel, the head of sports science and medicine at the National Cricket Academy, in an email to selectors, had confirmed that there was ‘no fresh injury’ reports and that Iyer was ‘fit’. Washington Sundar, who was also part of the Test squad without getting a game, has been released and will represent Tamil Nadu in the last-four clash. Iyer’s inclusion in the Mumbai squad comes on the heels of BCCI secretary Jay Shah warning centrally-cont...
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Ind vs Eng, 4th Test: Rohit Sharma’s Stern Message to Players on Test Cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

This is toughest format, only those with hunger will get preference, says skipperRANCHI: India’s series win here on Monday was followed by some tough love from captain Rohit Sharma, who said he had glimpsed some future Test regulars and liked the way they were shaping up but there would be no wriggle room for those who play truant from the longest format. “This is the toughest format. If you want success and want to excel in this tough format, you need that hunger. That is very important. We will give opportunities only to players who have that hunger. We get to know the players who have it, and those who don’t want to stay here. Players who have that hunger, who want to stay here and perform in tough conditions, we will give preference to them. No point playing those who are lacking in...
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Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer face contract axe over Ranji Trophy absence | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Not playing in the ongoing Ranji Trophy may cost Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer heavily. Both Kishan and Iyer are likely to lose their central contracts when the BCCI announces the list, which is likely to be soon, TOI has learnt."The selectors, led by Ajit Agarkar, has almost finalised the list of centrally contracted players for the 2023-24 season too, which the BCCI will announce soon.Kishan and Iyer are likely to be excluded from that list, as both haven't been playing domestic cricket despite the BCCI's diktat to do so," a source told TOI.Kishan has been on an extended break "due to personal reasons" since coming back from the India tour of South Africa in December-January. He has been practicing with his Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya at Baroda, but has not turned out...
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Shreyas Iyer is fit, NCA says a day after he opts out of Ranji Trophy because of back pain

A day after Test-capped Shreyas Iyer informed the Mumbai Cricket Association that he was not available for selection for the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals, Nitin Patel, the head of sports science and medicine at the National Cricket Academy, in an email to selectors, confirmed that there was ‘no fresh injury’ reports and he was ‘fit’. According to Mumbai Cricket Association sources, Shreyas Iyer had cited back pain as a reason for sitting out of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal game versus Baroda, which begins on Friday. But Patel in his email, which was seen by The Indian Express, wrote: “Shreyas Iyer was fit and available for selection as per the handover report of the Indian team after the 2nd Test match against England. There are currently no fresh injuries reported as well after his dep...
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EXCLUSIVE: In letter to top cricketers, BCCI secretary Jay Shah warns ‘skipping domestic red-ball games will have severe implications’

BOARD OF Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah on Friday wrote to top cricketers — centrally contracted as well as India A — warning them that domestic cricket remains a “critical yardstick for selection” to the national team and non-participation in it will have “severe implications”. The reason for the communication, according to the letter, was “the concerning trend of players prioritising the IPL over domestic red-ball cricket”. “There is a recent trend that has started to emerge and is a cause for concern. Some players have begun prioritising the IPL over domestic cricket, a shift that was not anticipated. Domestic cricket has always been the foundation upon which Indian cricket stands, and it has never been undervalued in our vision for the sport,” Shah said in th...
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Ashwin withdraws from third Test due to family medical emergency | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: India's ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday night, withdrew from the ongoing third Test against England at the Niranjan Shah Stadium due to a "family medical emergency." Earlier in the day, Ashwin had completed the landmark of 500 Test wickets."Ravichandran Ashwin has withdrawn from the Test squad, effective immediately due to a family medical emergency.In these challenging times, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the team fully supports Ashwin. The BCCI extends its heartfelt support to the champion cricketer and his family. The health and well-being of the players and their loved ones are of utmost importance. The Board requests respect for the privacy of Ashwin and his family as they navigate through this challenging time," BCCI secretary Jay Shah ...
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Rahul Dravid to remain India’s head coach till T20 World Cup: Jay Shah

Indian cricket head coach Rahul Dravid at a net session ahead of the 3rd Test against England | Photo Credit: Getty Images Rahul Dravid will continue to remain in the position of India’s head coach till the upcoming T20 World Cup in June this year, confirmed BCCI secretary Jay Shah.Dravid’s contract ended after the ODI World Cup final last year, but he was asked to continue in his role along with other support staff for the December-January tour to South Africa without finalising the tenure.But Shah said he held an initial talk with Dravid here before arriving at the decision to retain the former captain’s services till the ICC showpiece to be held in the West Indies and the USA.“After the (2023) World Cup, Rahul bhai had to leave for the South Africa tour immediately. We did not get ...
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Rahul Dravid to Remain India Coach in T20 World Cup: Jay Shah | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that Rahul Dravid will remain in his role as India's head coach until the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled for June 2024. The announcement was made by BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who affirmed the decision following discussions with Dravid.Dravid's contract had initially ended after the ODI World Cup final last year, but he was asked to continue his duties along with other support staff for the tour to South Africa in December-January, with the tenure yet to be finalized.Speaking on the matter, Shah revealed, "After the (2023) World Cup, Rahul bhai had to leave for the South Africa tour immediately. We did not get to meet in between which finally happened today." He further asserted, "Why are you worried about a contr...
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BCCI mandates centrally contracted players to play red-ball domestic cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made it mandatory for centrally contracted players to actively engage in red-ball cricket within the domestic circuit in a significant move aimed at enhancing the readiness of Indian cricketers for the longest format of the game. This directive, emphasized by BCCI secretary Jay Shah, underscores the board's unwavering commitment to nurturing talent and preserving the sanctity of Test cricket.Addressing the media during the renaming ceremony of the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Shah left no room for ambiguity as he declared, "They have been informed on phone already and I'm going to write letters as well that if your chairman of selectors, your coach and your captain are asking for it then you will have to play red...
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We are not going to tolerate any other tantrums: Jay Shah says centrally contracted players will have to play domestic red-ball cricket

BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Wednesday made it clear that India’s centrally contracted players will have to mandatorily play in the domestic red ball tournaments and the board will not tolerate any excuses. “They have been informed on phone already and I’m going to write letters as well that if your chairman of selectors, your coach and your captain are asking for it then you will have to play red-ball cricket,” Shah said as quoted by PTI. Shah, however, said that the players’ participation in these domestic tournaments will happen in accordance with the guidance from the national cricket academy. “Whatever advice we get from the NCA — say suppose somebody’s body is not able to handle both white-ball and red-ball cricket — so we do not want to impose anything in that regard. (It applies t...