Showing posts with label Domestic India Cricket. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Domestic India Cricket. Show all posts

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cricket News

Meanwhile Krishnamachari Srikkanth has been appointed as the new chariman of the national Cricket Selection committe succeeding Dilip Vengsarkar who finishes his stint as the national selector. The new selection panel comprising four other national selectors are Yashpal Sharma, Raja Venkat, Surendra Bhave, Narendra Hirwani and N Srinivasan.

Shashank Manohar has been selected as the new BCCI President( Board of Control for Cricket in India) succeeding Mr Sharad Pawar who is also the Union Minister in the Central Government of India and also the ICC ( International Cricket Council ) Vice President, the body responsible for the International affairs of Cricket in the world.

The new hierarchy in the BCCI also announced the national selection committee of selectors headed by Srikkanth will be on a national contract of 4 years which will be reviewed annually and the first such contract said to be paid by BCCI. The other notable transfer is Niranjan Shah who was the secretary and now has been appointed as IPL ( Indian Premier League ) the twenty overs a side cricket tournament played in India annually, the Cricket version of club football, a latest in the development of the game. More such tournaments are being scheduled to take place, with the latest Champions Trophy 20 20 version scheduled in December involving top Test Playing nations such as Australia, England, South Africa, Pakistan etc.,

All together Cricket has three versions which has International Recognition.
1. Test match Cricket ( Played over five days with two innings a side )
2. One Day Cricket ( 50 Overs a side, an Over comprises of six deliveries )
3. Twenty Twenty Cricket ( 3 hour, 20 overs a side format )

Monday, September 8, 2008

Rest of India team selected, Sourav is given a break !

The latest developments involving the selection of Rest of India team shows which way the selectors of the Indian Cricket team want to tread. It was along the expected lines that the former India captain Sourav Ganguly was given a break only from the ROI team and it will be interesting to see the future course of action from the selectors when they meet to select the probables for the upcoming Test series when Australia tours Indian sub-continent for four match Test series and Sourav himself, as he has not retired yet from the game altogether and is automatically available for the selection.

But the decision to omit him from the Rest of India team for the Irani trophy has disturbed some silence on the burning issue of veterans in the team holding on for too long. There has been quite a lot of discussions and articles from various quarters asking for Ganguly's omission, Kumble's Omission etc. This will definitely mount some pressure on the senior players of the team who have done a great job for the team all through these years

According to the report, the decision to drop Ganguly from the ROI team was taken only after one of the selectors spoke to Ganguly on the issue and sought his views, and also after discussing with the India Test Skipper Anil Kumble and the coach of the team Gary Kirsten. And it was reported to be a unanimous decision. Yuvraj Singh is also one of the notable exclusion from the team.

The players who got selectors nod for the Irani trophy for the Rest of India team are Ashok Dinda, Bengal medium pacer who did well in the IPL tournament and Mohammad Kaif who made a decent 94 against the touring Australian A side.