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DDCA set to change Rajkumar Sharma-led coaching staff | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi & District Cricket Association will not be retaining the services of veteran coach Rajkumar Sharma after the senior state team's dismal show in the past two domestic seasons. Rajkumar, a Dronacharya awardee, is best known for being megastar Virat Kohli's childhood coach. After Delhi were handsomely beaten by Jharkhand and failed to qualify from their group, it was a foregone conclusion that Rajkumar will be sacked. The team finished last. "The entire coaching structure of DDCA will be revamped and hence Rajkumar's contract next season won't be renewed," a senior DDCA official, who is privy to policy decisions, confirmed the development to PTI. Rajkumar's tenure as the senior team coach is easily one of the worst in recent history of Delhi cricket. Under Rajkumar...
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Dodgy selections, sexual harassment FIR and Bihar cricket rot

This month, Bihar made eight changes to the playing XI for their final Ranji Trophy game against Arunachal Pradesh. They still ended the season without a win, finishing behind BCCI’s newer teams Nagaland, Manipur, Sikkim and Arunachal. Here’s one obvious reason. The season that started with two under-19 teams entering BCCI’s age-group tournament, both claiming to represent the divided Bihar Cricket Association(BCA), has been marked by constant chopping and changing. The game of musical chairs, where 62 cricketers represented Bihar across tournaments, also saw three coaches and a selector being changed within months. There are other reasons that are not so obvious. BCA president Rakesh Tiwary, a former state BJP treasurer, is at the centre of allegations of procedural wrongdoing and inte...
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IPL 2022: Budding pacer Yash Dayal living his father’s dream after multi-million deal | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Having landed a staggering Rs 3.2 crore deal at the 2022 IPL auction, young left-arm pacer Yash Dayal is living the dream of his father Chandrapal Dayal, who was once a medium pacer. The 24-year-old from Allahabad was snapped up by the Gujarat Titans at the IPL mega auction on Sunday, bringing immense joy to his family. "His father was a cricketer. He had played Vizzy Trophy and was also a medium-pacer but for some reasons, could not play further. He is currently working in the AG office in Allahabad. His son fulfilled his dream," Yash's coach Amit Pal told PTI. "He brought Yash to me when he was around 14-15 years old. I was cricket coach at the Madan Mohan Malaviya stadium in Allahabad then. Yash came to me and we started training." Pal said like most players who make it big, ...
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ranji trophy: We are planning to hold Ranji Trophy in two phases: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal on Thursday said that the board intends to hold the Ranji Trophy in "two phases" after they were forced to postpone the premier first-class competition due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. The Ranji Trophy comprising 38-first-class teams was scheduled to start on January 13 but was postponed indefinitely due to the third wave of COVID-19. With the BCCI planning to start the IPL from March 27, it is practically impossible to hold the tournament in one go but after requests from many state units, the brass held a meeting to discuss the way forward. "We are exploring the possibility of staging Ranji Trophy, cases were going up when it was postponed, now they seem to be coming down. The operations team is working on whether we can do the leag...
I have always idolised the way MS Dhoni finished games, says Shahrukh Khan | Cricket News – Times of India
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I have always idolised the way MS Dhoni finished games, says Shahrukh Khan | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: From his last-ball six to help Tamil Nadu retain the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 last month to notching up consistent performances with the bat at the recently-concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy --- M Shahrukh Khan has been the star of Tamil Nadu in 2021. With his ability to clear the fence at ease and keeping a cool head under pressure, he will be a sought-after player in the forthcoming IPL auctions as well. In fact it was a surprise for one and all that Punjab Kings did not retain him. In a chat with TOI, the 26-year-old spoke on the role of a finisher, his learnings from being part of the IPL and more. Excerpts:Having excelled in the white-ball formats this season, what are your expectations ahead of the IPL auctions to be held next year?It is obviously there at the back of my mind. Ha...
‘One of the great inspirational stories’: Shastri on Himachal winning Vijay Hazare Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘One of the great inspirational stories’: Shastri on Himachal winning Vijay Hazare Trophy | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday heaped praise on Himachal Pradesh after they won their maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy, saying "it is one of the great inspirational stories". “...You know for a team like Himachal, like I said no superstars, but going on to win the tournament, just goes to show that if your work ethics are good, you are grounded, you are humble and you want to play the game in the true spirit of the game as a team, you can achieve great heights. "So, hats off to them for pulling off one major upset after another in this tournament,” Shastri told reporters here. The former India all-rounder was speaking after the prize distribution of the 74th Police Shield tournament at the picturesque Mumbai Police Gymkhana here. 1⃣3⃣6⃣* Runs1⃣3⃣1⃣ Balls1⃣3⃣ Fours1⃣ SixShub...
Vijay Hazare: Himachal star Arora eyes IPL auction after final heroics
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Vijay Hazare: Himachal star Arora eyes IPL auction after final heroics

Shubham Arora waited for this day all his life. So did his Himachal Pradesh team. Scoring big runs on a big stage has always been the goal but neither his side nor he ever managed to reach the final of a major event. That’s why December 26 will go down as a day to remember for both Arora and Himachal Pradesh cricket. The team, which has always been considered a minnow on the domestic circuit clinched their first ever major domestic title – the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Sunday. They had to chase Tamil Nadu’s 315-run target. But while on 299 for 4, after 47.3 overs, bad light was announced and Himachal was declared the winner. #VijayHazareTrophy winners. 🏆 Congratulations and a round of applause for Himachal Pradesh on their triumph. 👏 👏#HPvTN #Final pic.twitter.com/bkixGf6CUc ...
Vijay Hazare Trophy Final: Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu to win maiden domestic title | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy Final: Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu to win maiden domestic title | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Tamil Nadu’s juggernaut came to a halt as calm and composed Shubham Arora maneuvered and guided Himachal Pradesh with a glorious unbeaten 136 off 131 balls to help them clinch their first Vijay Hazare Trophy title at the SMS Stadium on Sunday. It is also Himachal’s first-ever domestic title. Rishi Dhawan’s team defeated the southern outfit by 11 runs after bad light stopped the play and the VJD method was applied to decide the winner. Himachal were well on course towards victory and needed 16 from 15 balls with six wickets in hand when the umpires decided to wrap up. #VijayHazareTrophy winners. 🏆 Congratulations and a round of applause for Himachal Pradesh on their triumph. 👏 👏… https://t.co/uXWJ3OYMdy— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) 1640520732000Chasing formidable 315, Himachal ...
Himachal Pradesh create history, win Vijay Hazare Trophy
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Himachal Pradesh create history, win Vijay Hazare Trophy

Shubham Arora’s unbeaten knock of 136 (131 balls; 13×4, 1×6) helped Himachal Pradesh to beat Tamil Nadu to clinch their maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy title in Jaipur on Sunday. Himachal Pradesh defeated Tamil Nadu by 11 runs on VJD method to clinch the Vijay Hazare Trophy. #VijayHazareTrophy winners. 🏆 Congratulations and a round of applause for Himachal Pradesh on their triumph. 👏 👏#HPvTN #Final pic.twitter.com/bkixGf6CUc — BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) December 26, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Himachal Pradesh skipper Rishi Dhawan won the toss and put Dinesh Karthik-led Tamil Nadu to bat. Himachal Pradesh seamers made the most of the early seam movement and left Tamil Nadu reeling at 40-4 . Baba Aprajith (2), Narayan Jagadeesan (9), R Sai Kishore (18) and Mu...
Vijay Hazare Trophy final: Tamil Nadu firm favourites against resurgent Himachal Pradesh | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy final: Tamil Nadu firm favourites against resurgent Himachal Pradesh | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Formidable Tamil Nadu will start as overwhelming favourites against rank outsiders Himachal Pradesh, eyeing their maiden title, when the two teams lock horns in the Vijay Hazare Trophy summit clash here on Sunday. The two teams made it to the final in a contrasting manner. While former India player Rishi Dhawan-led Himachal stormed into the final crushing Services by 77 runs, Tamil Nadu won a last ball thriller to knock out Saurashtra by two wickets. Having won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this season, Tamil Nadu would be eyeing a double by annexing the Vijay Hazare Trophy too. Congratulations to Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for reaching the #VijayHazareTrophy #Final. 👏 👏How excited are… https://t.co/zIrEShAjNS— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) 1640356394000It has been an...
Vijay Hazare Trophy final: Tamil Nadu firm favourites against resurgent Himachal Pradesh
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Vijay Hazare Trophy final: Tamil Nadu firm favourites against resurgent Himachal Pradesh

Formidable Tamil Nadu will start as overwhelming favourites against rank outsiders Himachal Pradesh, eyeing their maiden title, when the two teams lock horns in the Vijay Hazare Trophy summit clash here on Sunday. The two teams made it to the final in a contrasting manner. While former India player Rishi Dhawan-led Himachal stormed into the final crushing Services by 77 runs, Tamil Nadu won a last-ball thriller to knock out Saurashtra by two wickets. Having won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this season, Tamil Nadu would be eyeing a double by annexing the Vijay Hazare Trophy too. It has been an all-round performance so far by the southern giants with various players delivering in different games and will expect the same come Sunday at the picturesque Sawai Mansingh s...
Tamil Nadu beat Saurashtra by 2 wickets to enter Vijay Hazare Trophy final | Cricket News – Times of India
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Tamil Nadu beat Saurashtra by 2 wickets to enter Vijay Hazare Trophy final | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Baba Aparajith smashed 122 to help Tamil Nadu eke out a two-wicket win over Saurashtra here on Friday, and enter the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy One-Day Championship. This was after Saurashtra rode on a blistering 134 by Sheldon Jackson to post an imposing 310 for eight. But Saurashtra's effort was overshadowed by Aparajith's master-class coupled with half-centuries by his brother Indrajith (50) and Washington Sundar's (70) late cameo as TN chased down the stiff target in the final ball. TN needed seven runs off the final over and tail-enders R Sai Kishore (12 not out) and R Silambarasan (2 not out) brought it down to 1 off the last ball off medium-pacer Chirag Jani. Sai Kishore finished off the chase in style with a boundary. Earlier asked to bat, Saurashtra openers Vihars...
Rishi Dhawan’s all-round show takes HP to Vijay Hazare Trophy final, to face TN | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rishi Dhawan’s all-round show takes HP to Vijay Hazare Trophy final, to face TN | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Rishi Dhawan led from the front with an all-round show as Himachal Pradesh beat Services by 77 runs in the semi-final at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Friday, to set up the title clash against Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy domestic One-Day championship. Batting at No 6, the Himachal Pradesh skipper top-scored with a 77-ball 84 to help his side recover from a mid-innings collapse and prop up a fighting 281 for six. In reply, Services were bundled out for 204 in 46.1 overs with Dhawan being the wrecker-in-chief with figures of four for 27 from 8.1 overs. Earlier, Dhawan hit nine boundaries and one six, and got perfect support from Akash Vasisht, who smacked four boundaries and two sixes in his quickfire 45 not out from 29 balls. Put on, Himachal lost Shubham Arora in the s...
Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-finals: In-form Saurashtra face uphill task against Tamil Nadu; Himachal Pradesh hold edge over Services | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-finals: In-form Saurashtra face uphill task against Tamil Nadu; Himachal Pradesh hold edge over Services | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Saurashtra run into an equally dominant Tamil Nadu, while Himachal Pradesh would have slight upper hand against Services when they face-off in the semfinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Friday. Both Saurashtra and TN made it to the last four in convincing fashion. While the southern outfit thrashed arch-rivals Karnataka by 151 runs, Saurashtra slayed Vidarbha by seven wickets. Services, on the other hand, decimated Kerala to make it to the last four of the national ODI championship for the first time ever, while Rishi Dhawan-led Himachal notched up a five-wicket win over Uttar Pradesh the other day. For Saurashtra, their biggest asset is the form of the middle-order comprising the experienced Sheldon Jackson, Prerak Mankad and Arpit Vasavada. The trio can take any good attack a...
MCA wants Vengsarkar as ‘mentor’ for Mumbai Ranji team | Cricket News – Times of India
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MCA wants Vengsarkar as ‘mentor’ for Mumbai Ranji team | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is keen to have former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar as the 'mentor' for its Ranji Trophy team in the upcoming season, which begins in January. The move comes after domestic giants Mumbai performed miserably in both the white-ball tournaments -- Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy -- under Amol Muzumdar. The multiple-time Ranji champions were knocked out of the league stages of both the tournaments. The idea to make the 65-year-old Vengsarkar, a stalwart of 116 Tests and a former MCA office-bearer, was floated by the cricket body's treasurer, Jagdish Achrekar. In an email to MCA president Vijay Patil, Achrekar wrote, "I refer to my mail dated 13th December to call an urgent Apex Council meeting to discuss the performances of vari...
Vijay hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu crushes Karnataka to reach semi-finals
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Vijay hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu crushes Karnataka to reach semi-finals

Tamil Nadu came up with a superb all-round performance to crush Karnataka by 151 runs to progress to the semifinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy domestic 50-over tournament here on Tuesday. Sent in to bat by Karnataka captain Manish Pandey, Tamil Nadu first amassed 354 for eight in 50 overs and then dismissed the opposition for 203 inside 40 overs for a massive victory with medium-pacer R Silambarasan picking up four wickets to hasten the slide. Opening batter N Jagadeesan hammered 102 (101 balls, 9x4s, 1×6) and left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore, pushed up the order to go after the bowling, smacked 61 (71 balls, 4x4s, 3x6s) before the burly M Shahrukh Khan bludgeoned an unbeaten 39-ball 79 (7 fours, 6 sixes) to help Tamil Nadu pile up 350-plus score. That the last four overs yie...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Himachal stun UP by five wickets, storm into semifinals | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Himachal stun UP by five wickets, storm into semifinals | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Himachal Pradesh rode on a stroke-filed 99 by Prashant Chopra as they stunned Uttar Pradesh by five wickets to storm into the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Tuesday. First, despite a 76 by Rinku Singh, UP could only manage 207/9 as the Himachal bowlers, led by pacer Vinay Galetiya (3/19), ripped apart the opposition line-up. Then, Chopra's sublime knock, and a quick-fire 58 by Nikhil Gangta saw Himachal chase down the total with 27 balls to spare. Put into bat at the Sawai Mansingh stadium, UP were reeling at 39/4 as Galetiya (3/19) wreaked havoc on their top-order. Pacer Siddharth Sharma got the first breakthrough when he trapped opener Abhishek Goswami (17) in the 8th over. Hamirpur-born Galetiya pegged back UP further by removing Aryan Juyal (9) and skipper Karan S...
Tamil Nadu crush Karnataka to reach Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-finals | Cricket News – Times of India
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Tamil Nadu crush Karnataka to reach Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-finals | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Tamil Nadu came up with a superb all-round performance to crush Karnataka by 151 runs to progress to the semifinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy domestic 50-over tournament on Tuesday. Sent in to bat by Karnataka captain Manish Pandey, Tamil Nadu first amassed 354 for eight in 50 overs and then dismissed the opposition for 203 inside 40 overs for a massive victory with medium-pacer R Silambarasan picking up four wickets to hasten the slide. Opening batter N Jagadeesan hammered 102 (101 balls, 9x4s, 1x6) and left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore, pushed up the order to go after the bowling, smacked 61 (71 balls, 4x4s, 3x6s) before the burly M Shahrukh Khan bludgeoned an unbeaten 39-ball 79 (7 fours, 6 sixes) to help Tamil Nadu pile up 350-plus score. That the last four overs yielded 64 ru...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Nath, Rinku guide UP to quarter-finals with five-wicket win over MP | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Nath, Rinku guide UP to quarter-finals with five-wicket win over MP | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Experienced Akshdeep Nath's stroke-filed 78 and a responsible unbeaten 58 by Rinku Singh formed the cornerstone of Uttar Pradesh's five-wicket win over Madhya Pradesh in the pre-quarter-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Sunday. With the win, Uttar Pradesh qualified for the quarter-finals of the national ODI championship and will now take on Himachal on December 21. First, despite Shubham Sharma's responsible 83, Madhya Pradesh were bundled out for a sub-par 234 as UP bowlers wreaked havoc on their lower order. Nath then anchored the chase and Rinku gave the finishing touches as they saw their side home. Put into bat at the Jaipuria Vidhyalaya ground here, Madhya Pradesh was teetering at 0/1 after ace speedster Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/46) castled opener Abhishek Bhandari (0) in th...
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Karnataka beat Rajasthan by eight wickets, set up QF clash with TN | Cricket News – Times of India
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Karnataka beat Rajasthan by eight wickets, set up QF clash with TN | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: Karnataka rode on half-centuries from KV Siddharth (85 not out), skipper Manish Pandey (52 not out) and R Samarth (54) to sail into the quarterfinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Rajasthan here on Sunday. Chasing 200 for victory in the pre-quarterfinal, Karnataka eased home with more than six overs to spare. Earlier, sent in to bat, Rajasthan's total of 199 was built on a brilliant counter-attacking knock of 109 (nine fours and five sixes) by captain Deepk Hooda after the team slipped to 19 for 5. Karnataka, bolstered by the return of K Gowtham, Devdutt Padikkal and Prasidh Krishna, had Rajasthan in all sorts of bother at 19 for 5 in the eighth over. Krishna struck the first blow, having the in-form Abhijeet Tomar, who has scored over 300...