Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah was reportedly trolled by Pakistan's Faisalabad Police for his no-ball in the Champions Trophy final. Faisalabad Police shared the poster with the same message which Jaipur Traffic Police had shared for road safety. The poster showed Bumrah overstepping, with the caption, "Don't cross the line. You know it can be costly." However, Bumrah was trolled by Jaipur government a few days before.
Vinod Rai, the head of SC appointed CoA has asserted that Indian skipper Virat Kohli will have no say on who the next coach of the Indian cricket team is. Further, he stated that the CAC comprising of Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar would be the ones to review the process. "CAC consists of three of our most talented and best cricketers. Their credibility, nobody has ever doubted. What we have done is we have enlarged the zone of consideration because we want to get a coach who is competent to train a team for the World Cup," he added.
According to a report by ESPNCricinfo, the ICC has worked out a viable schedule to accommodate a Test and ODI league between the members. The proposal, known as Option C, includes a rolling Test league to be introduced in 2019 and will see the top nine Test playing nations feature in 12 Test series over four years on a home-and-away basis. The proposal also includes an ODI league between the top 13 teams to be introduced from 2020, played over the next biennium. With this system, the member boards will retain autonomy regarding who they play, meaning which, an India-Pakistan series will not be a mandatory fixture.
Indian badminton player, K Srikanth on Sunday reportedly defeated Chinese player Chen Long to win the Australian Open Superseries title. Srikanth defeated Long 22-20, 21-16 in men's singles. Notably, this is Srikanth's second successive Superseries title. Srikanth recently won the Indonesia Open Superseries.
Vinod Rai, head of the Committee of Administrators, on Sunday hailed Anil Kumble for his “impeccable” role as India coach. Rai said, “Kumble role has been absolutely impeccable. He has done very well as a coach. We will go in for a equally good professional to ensure that whether it is the captain or manager, there should be cohesion in the team”. Playing down the rift between Kohli and Kumble, Rai said, “If two persons are thrown together for 24 by 7, there will be difference of professional opinion…”
Indian women’s teams has won its match against England in the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby on Saturday. India scored 281 runs and set England a target of 282 to win the match, while England lost all the wickets in 47.3 overs scoring 247 runs. Notably, Indian opener Smriti Mandhana scored 90 runs off 72 balls and won the player of the match award.
Former BCCI president and ICC chairman N Srinivasan is reportedly set to represent Tamil Nadu Cricket Association at the special general meeting of BCCI. According to reports, Srinivasan is said to discuss Lodha panel recommendations and raise the issue of allowing the participation of outstation players in the second edition of TNPL. Notably, the meeting will be held in Mumbai on June 26.
Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj has reportedly broken two world records in the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup. According to reports, Mithali has become the first woman to score seven consecutive fifties in One Day Internationals. Notably, she has also created a new record of hitting the maximum number of half centuries in Women’s ODI matches.
Former Australian player Adam Gilchrist has reportedly said that MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh need to work out themselves and be in conversation with team captain and selectors if they have motivation to continue till 2019 World Cup. According to reports, Gilchrist also told that the selectors pick the team unless the players pull out themselves and added that Dhoni and Yuvraj might pull themselves out.
In the latest development in Kumble-Kohli controversy, a top BCCI office bearer has claimed that Kumble used to act like an alpha-male in the Indian dressing room and always wanted a say in India’s playing XI. Further, he stated that Kumble wanted himself to be a selector and allegedly went on to consider Virat and members of the team to look like undisciplined brats.
Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi's 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine, a spokeswoman announced on Friday. They said they were willing to give the 29-year-old a fine of 400 euros ($450) a day for the duration of the sentence -- an option that the defense of the Argentina international has also proposed.
The BCCI on Friday extended the deadline to apply for the post of India’s Head Coach until July 9. BCCI statement read, "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended the timeline for submission of applications for the post of 'Head Coach' for India Men's Cricket Team. The candidates who have applied earlier need not re-apply and will be included in the final list of applicants. The last date for submission of applications is hence extended to the 9th of July, 2017”.
Indian men's captain Virat Kohli wished luck to the Indian women's cricket team ahead of the Women's World Cup 2017 tournament set to begin on Saturday. "I would like to wish the Indian women's cricket team all the very best for the upcoming Cricket World Cup. I'm sure that we will go a long way in the tournament and there are very exciting players to watch out for," said Virat Kohli in a video message posted by BCCI on their Twitter handle.
Former India off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna on Friday said if the Indian team captain feels he is the ‘boss’ then the team can perform without a coach. "Why do they require a coach, if the captain is the boss?. I don't think they even need the services of batting or fielding coaches", said Prasanna. "Kohli is undoubtedly a very good player but I do not know whether he is a good captain or not", added Prasanna.
English opener Jason Roy became the first batsman in T20I history to be dismissed for obstructing the field during England’s second T20I game against South Africa at Taunton. The incident occurred when English batsman Liam Livingstone, dabbed the ball to the backward point region where Andile Phehlukwayo collected it and threw at the non-striker’s end. Jason Roy, the non-striker, was halfway down the pitch when he was sent back by Livingstone. The ball hit his boots as the South Africans led by Morris started appealing for obstructing the field and was given out by the third umpire.
An interesting statistical analysis by the BCCI has revealed that the total ODI experience of Windies' playing XI in the first ODI against India is 207 matches when compared to former India skipper MS Dhoni's ODI experience of 291 matches and all-rounder Yuvraj Singh's 301 matches. Meanwhile, the total ODI experience of India's playing XI adds up to 1,199 games with 33,391 cumulative runs. Windies' XI has scored a combined 3,536 ODI runs.
Following Virat Kohli’s public statement that he respected Anil Kumble's comments after his resignation, Kumble has refused to comment further on the issue. Kohli had said that what happens in the dressing room is sacred, and the team respects its sanctity. Kumble then said, "I have said what I wanted to, have nothing more to say. I am too seasoned, and you will get nothing out of me.”
Former India coach Anil Kumble, in his 19-page proposal on restructuring of contracts to the BCCI, has reportedly demanded that the “chief coach should earn 60 percent of the captains' estimated earnings”. Reportedly, the document also supported national coaches “earning from IPL” to “augment their income” without specifying whether it amounts to ‘Conflict of Interest’.
India has won eight gold medals in hockey at the Olympics which is highest among all nations. India has won a total of 11 Olympic medals in the sport, including one silver and two bronze, which is the third-highest in the world as well. India’s gold medals came in six editions from 1928-1956, and two more in 1964 and 1980.
Former powerlifter and South Asian Games gold medal winner Kavita Devi has been selected to compete in the Mae Young Classic, which is the first ever WWE tournament for women, conducted by the famous World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Kavita, who hails from Haryana, has undergone training to be a professional wrestler under the guidance of former WWE champion 'The Great Khali' at his Punjab-based wrestling promotion and training academy.