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India registers huge win against England


India won the 4th test match against England in Ahmedabad by an innings and 25 runs. With this win, India has sealed the series victory against the visitors by 3-1. 

Score Card

India - 365
England - 205 & 135 (54.5)

Man of the Match - Rishab Pant

Man of the Series - Ravichandran Ashwin

By securing this series victory, India has qualifed for the Test Champioship finals which is scheduled later this year.

#India #Cricket #England

President inaugurates world's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad


It is a matter of pride for us that the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium has become the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 1.32 lakh spectators, President Ram Nath Kovind stated today.

The President inaugurated the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium and laid the foundation stone of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave in Ahmedabad today. He noted that the stadium was not only the largest in the world but also provides world-class facilities for various sporting activities. 

He congratulated all officials, agencies and partners of the Gujarat Cricket Association, who were instrumental in giving the present shape to Narendra Modi Stadium. 

Appreciating the attributes of this Stadium, the President opined that with a gold rating of green-building certification, it is also a good example of eco-friendly development. 

The President said that India is called 'Power House of Cricket' or 'Hub of Cricket'. Therefore, it is quite appropriate that the world's largest cricket stadium is also now in our country. 

The President observed that many of our young cricketers, coming from small villages and cities of the Indian hinterland, are gradually emerging as significant sporting talents on the strength of their hard work. Our youth also have the capability to perform well in other sports on international levels. For this to materialize, we have to provide world-class infrastructure to them just as the way we provide for cricket. With this objective, it is significant that the Government of Gujarat has taken the initiative to build an international level sports enclave within the premises of the Narendra Modi Stadium. 

He noted that this sports enclave would work as a multi-sports venue and also provide facilities for hosting national and international events.

#RamNathKovind #Ahmedabad #Cricket

Tamil Nadu crowned Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy champions

Tamil Nadu team has been crowned the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy champions after 13 years. 

In the final match at Ahmedabad yesterday, Tamil Nadu played against Baroda. Winning the toss TN asked Baroda to bat first. Tamil Nadu bowler Manimaran Siddharth picked up 4 wickets to restrict the Baroda team to 120.

Tamil Nadu team who were unbeaten in this whole tournament, chased the score in a comfortable fashion. Tamil Nadu won the trophy when Dinesh Karthik was 22 years old and they have won the trophy again under his captaincy.

Score Card

Baroda - 120/9
Tamil Nadu - 123/3 in 18 overs

Man of the Match - Manimaran Siddharth

#TamilNadu #Cricket

ICC announces Player of the Month Awards


The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the introduction of the ICC Player of the Month awards which will recognise and celebrate the best performances of both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year.

An independent ICC Voting Academy comprising former players, broadcasters, and journalists from around the world, will team up with fans to vote for the ICC Men's Player of the Month and ICC Women's Player of the Month.

Fans have been treated to some sensational cricketing performances during the month of January making the inaugural player of the month awards a highly competitive affair. With performances from youngsters such as Mohammed Siraj (IN), Washington Sundar (IN), T. Natarajan (IN), Rishabh Pant (IN), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG) to established players such as Ravichandran Ashwin (IN), Joe Root (ENG), Steve Smith (AUS), Marizanne Kapp (SA), Nadine de Klerk (SA), Nida Dar (PAK), there will be no shortage of candidates for the month of January.

Geoff Allardice, ICC General Manager – Cricket said, "The ICC Player of the Month is a great way to connect with fans of the sport and celebrate performances of their favourite players through the year. It gives us all an opportunity to acknowledge world-class performances on the field by male and female cricketers and they have been in abundance throughout January."

The nomination and voting process:

The three nominees for each of the categories will be determined by the ICC Awards Nominations Committee based on on-field performances and overall achievements during the period of that month (the first to the last day of each calendar month.)

This shortlist is then voted for by the independent ICC Voting Academy and fans around the world. The ICC Voting Academy comprises prominent members of the cricket family including senior journalists, former players, and broadcasters.

The Voting Academy will submit their votes by email and will retain a 90% share of the vote. Subsequently, on the 1st day of each month, fans registered with the ICC will be able to submit votes via the ICC website and will have a 10 per cent share of the vote. Winners will be announced every second Monday of the month on the ICC's digital channels.

#Cricket #ICC

Google celebrates Indian Cricket Team

The whole country is feeling great pride and happiness over India's recent series win against Australia. Team India won the series down under against Australia by 2-1.

Since the moment of victory, our heroes are being celebrated across the country and love is being showered over them in many ways.

Now Google has also found a unique way to celebrate this victory. Type "Indian Cricket Team" on Google and a pleasant surprise will come your way.

Go ahead and see yourself!

#IndiaTourofAustralia #Cricket

Test Match: India wins by 8 wickets


India today won the test match against Australia by 8 wickets.

Score Card:

1st Innings:- Australia - 195, India - 326

2nd Innings:- Australia - 200, India - 70/2 (Target 70)

Ajinkya Rahane is the Man of the Match

#IndiaTourofAustralia2020 #Cricket

BCCI 89th AGM: Important Decisions


Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) held its 89th Annual General body meeting yesterday at Ahmedabad. 

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah chaired the meeting. 

Important Decisions:

1. 10 teams in IPL 

The General Body authorized the IPL Governing Council to include up to ten teams to the IPL. Currently IPL has 8 teams.

2. Domestic Cricket

Decide on the BCCI Domestic season 2020-21 and form a working group in order to compensate the players, match officials and others involved in cricketing activity if they are not able to participate due to cancellation of cricket matches/tournaments owing to COVID-19.

3. Cricket in Olympics

The General Body also decided to seek further clarification from the ICC on their proposal to include cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

4. Appointments

Mr Rajeev Shukla was elected as Vice President of BCCI. Further, Mr Brijesh Patel and Mr KM Majumdar were unanimously re-elected as members representative to the IPL Governing Council by the General Body.  

Mr Pragyan Ojha who was nominated by the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) as a player representative, was inducted to the IPL Governing Council at the AGM.

Former cricketer Chetan Sharma has been appointed as the new chairman of selectors for the Indian cricket team replacing former India spinner Sunil Joshi. Debashish Mohanty and Abey Kuruvilla will also join him in the selectors' panel.

5. Former Players

The BCCI also increased the limit of reimbursement of insurance medical claim of retired First Class Cricketers to INR 10 Lakhs.

The retirement age of the BCCI affiliated umpires and scorers has also been increased to 60 years.

6. Other Updates

 - Office bearers to decide BCCI’s representative to ICC Board of Directors
 - Appointment of Cricket Committee, Standing Committees and Umpires Committee.
 - Setting up the new National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and the subsequent plan to establish zonal academies.
 - Decide the venues for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

#BCCI #Cricket

ICC releases latest T20I Batting Rankings


The International Cricket Counci (ICC) has released the latest T20I Batting Rankings.

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have moved up a spot in the top 10.

Meanwhile, Dawid Malan tops the list and Babar Azam stands at the second position.

#KLRahul #ViratKohli #Cricket

India Women's Cricket Selection Committee announced

BCCI announced today the appointment of All-India Women's Selection Committee members.

1) Neetu David (10 Tests and 97 WODIs)
2) Arati Vaidya (3 Tests and 6 WODIs)
3) Renu Margrate (5 Tests and 23 WODIs)
4) Venkatacher Kalpana (3 Tests and 8 WODIs)
5) Mithu Mukherjee (4 Tests)

#BCCI #Cricket

CSK rises against Sunrisers

In the 29th match of IPL today, Chennai Super Kings won against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs. 

Score Card:

Chennai Super Kings: 167/6 (20 Overs) 
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 147/8 (20 Overs) 

#SunrisersHyderabad #ChennaiSuperKings #Cricket #IPL2020