Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman’s CAC not qualified enough to select Team India Coach, says Sandeep Patil Patil said, none of the CAC members have experience in coaching © PTISandeep Patil, former Indian cricketer and selector, has recently raised finger over the Cricket Advisory Committee’s (CAC) abilities in choosing the right coach for the team. CAC, comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, recently named Ravi Shastri as Head Coach, Rahul Dravid as the overseas batting consultant and Zaheer Khan as the bowling consultant for Team India. While respecting their contributions towards Indian cricket as players, Patil pointed out that none of them have adequate coaching experience, which fails to justify why they were given the responsibility to choose a coach for India. READ: Anurag Thakur lashes out at Sadeep Patil for comments over Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni Patil told mid-day: “I wouldn’t even call it warped. I’d say it’s all wrong. Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman are absolute legends as players and have done great things for the country, but none of them have coached a team. Do coaches pick umpires and vice-versa? It’s like passing the buck, and a bit like saying, ‘Look, we have identified the next coach and now it’s up to you.’ Was this all done to play safe because of the Lodha Panel recommendations?” Shastri’s term as Team India’s head coach starts July 23 and will last till ICC World Cup 2019. To make things more complicated, Shastri is learnt not to be happy with Zaheer as bowling coach and has apparently recommended the name of Bharat Arun, who had served as the same from 2014 to 2016, as per reports. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman’s CAC not qualified enough to select Team India Coach, says Sandeep Patil appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Chris Gayle mulls owning ISL-type team Chris Gayle said cricket itself is business and all the stakeholders want to raise money as much as possible © IANSBengaluru: Swashbuckling West Indian opener Chris Gayle on Friday showed interest in owning an ISL-type team and said he is in discussions with few stakeholders for some commercial ventures. “I would definitely love to own an Indian Super League kind of team, but what best one can do is to get involved in it while you are active playing cricket,” Gayle told PTI at an event. Gayle said cricket itself is business and all the stakeholders want to raise money as much as possible. “Business will always come in, once you produce scintillating on-field knocks. People and companies will chase you, but cricket itself is business. Everybody wants to generate as much revenues as possible,” he said. Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard available for selection as WICB ends impasse with players Gayle also said big names like Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are owing teams post-retirement because they want to foray into the world of business. “If you feel you have enough time to venture into it, so do it even if you are an active and busy player, but if you feel you can’t, you can always foray into this venture post- retirement,” he said. Tendulkar and Ganguly own Kerala Blasters and Atl tico de Kolkata, respectively. Asked whether he is tying up with any other commercial ventures, Gayle said, “Definitely. There are a few projects under the table which are actually under discussion as we speak.” Chris Gayle all praise for India following impressive performance in West Indies It would be a great gesture from marque players like him to pick up stakes for owning non-cricket teams, Gayle said. “As cricketers, you want to do good things for other sports as well, especially when you are associated with big brands. It is a great gesture, for sure,” he said. on Thursday, Gayle had announced an undisclosed investment in IONA Entertainment, a Bengaluru-based gaming company. IONA, at present, has one 70,000 square-feet gaming venue at Virginia Mall. It had raised an initial round of funding from Singapore-based Vestasia. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Chris Gayle mulls owning ISL-type team appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Sarfraz Ahmed: Test captaincy is a challenge but things will get easier with time Sarfraz Ahmed was rewarded with the country’s Test captaincy after he led the national team to an elusive Champions Trophy title in England © Getty ImagesKarachi: Days after being assigned the job of leading Pakistan cricket team in all the three formats, Sarfraz Ahmed has insisted that although Test captaincy is quite challenging, things will get better with time. At a reception held at the Prime Minister’s residence in honour of Pakistan’s Champions Trophy victory, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan announced that he had offered the role of Test captaincy to Sarfraz, who had accepted it. Sarfraz, who was already leading the Pakistan in T20I and ODI formats, was rewarded with the country’s Test captaincy after he led the national team to an elusive Champions Trophy title in England. Sarfraz Ahmed admits it will be a ‘tough challenge’ to captain Pakistan in Tests “Test captaincy is a challenge but things will get easier with time,” the Dawn quoted Sarfraz as saying. While speaking at a gathering held in his honour at Karachi Press Club on Thursday, Sarfraz also said that if the international teams could play in England despite all the issues then they should also visit Pakistan to play cricket “Pakistan cricket has lost a lot owing to an absence of international cricket, and it is time for international teams to recognise us. We have not played cricket at home for the past nine years,” he said. Sarfraz Ahmed: Will be a real challenge to follow Misbah-ul-Haq Sarfraz further insisted that despite home-like conditions in UAE, playing at home is a completely different experience. Meanwhile, the wicketkeeper-batsman also admitted that it would be difficult to fill in the void left by former skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and experienced batsman Younis Khan. “It would be difficult to replace Misbah and Younis,” Ahmed said while also expressing hope that batsmen like Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, and Asad Shafiq would step up for the team. Sarfraz Ahmed named Pakistan’s Test captain Sarfraz took over the T20I captaincy from all-rounder Shahid Afridi after the 2016 World T20 and became ODI captain when Azhar Ali resigned in February in 2016. It would be the first time in five years that Pakistan would be led by a single man across formats. Sarfraz’s Test captaincy debut will be against Sri Lanka in the UAE, which will comprise three Tests, five ODIs and two T20Is starting October 19. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Sarfraz Ahmed: Test captaincy is a challenge but things will get easier with time appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Graeme Pollock recalls scoring 125 against England at Trent Bridge Trent Bridge Test of 1965 saw Graeme Pollock score 125 — still regarded as one of the best hundreds ever made © Getty ImagesBy Julian Guyer Londres: South Africa will arrive at Trent Bridge on Friday hoping their team can beat England in the second Test to level the four-match series at 1-1. Fifty-two years ago they did not need a side to do that at the Nottingham ground — just two brothers. An exaggeration? Perhaps, but the Trent Bridge Test of 1965 saw Graeme Pollock score 125 — still regarded as one of the best hundreds ever made — while his fast-bowling brother, Peter, took 10 wickets (five for 53 and five for 34) as South Africa won by 94 runs. Wisden, cricket’s ‘bible’, said of the Pollocks’ display: “Their fraternal effort has no parallel in Test cricket.” South Africa’s first Test match win in England for 10 years enabled them to take the three-match series 1-0 with two draws. Full cricket scorecard: England vs South Africa 2017, 2nd Test at Trent Bridge No better batting Pollock’s century was astonishing. Coming in at 16 for two, and with South Africa soon 43 for four on an uncovered pitch where England seamer Tom Cartwright (six for 94) was making the ball move alarmingly, the 21-year-old left-hander made 125, in just 145 balls faced. His century represented nearly 50 percent of an innings total of 269 where the next best score was 38. “No one could ever have batted better than Pollock that day,” said Australia great Richie Benaud, who commentated on the match for BBC television. England vs South Africa 2017, Live Streaming, 2nd Test, Day 1 “I do remember getting the 125 at Trent Bridge,” Pollock told AFP in an exclusive interview in London. “I was a bit upset because I didn’t think I got a nick to Colin Cowdrey at first slip and I was given out caught. I sat in the changing room and I was a little bit angry.” But there was a consolation for Pollock whose Test average of 60.97 is second only to that of Australia legend Donald Bradman’s 99.94 among batsmen who’ve scored 2,000 runs in a completed career. Graeme Pollock fears South Africa risk decline with their racial transformation policy “Some guy came into the changing room and said ‘I just want to say well played’ and I was thinking ‘who the hell are you and what are you doing in the changing room?’ — it was Sir Leonard Hutton,” added Pollock as he recalled the visit of the former England captain, himself one of the best batsmen of all time. “You had uncovered wickets in England in the 1960s. I remember Tom Cartwright in 1965. He dawdled in at military medium and it just went all over the place.” ENG vs SA, 2nd Test: du Plessis wants Proteas to pass character test and level series Asked if it was the finest innings of his career, Pollock replied: “I think so in the circumstances — to win the Test and my brother got 10 wickets in the game and it was my mother’s birthday on August 5 [the first day of the match] — so all the celebrations were in the one direction. “To beat England in England at any time in the 1960s and 70s was a helluva performance. The batting line-up we had to get out twice included Geoffrey Boycott, Bob Barber, Ken Barrington, Cowdrey, MJK Smith and Jim Parks. It wasn’t an easy job as they were all fine players.” Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Graeme Pollock recalls scoring 125 against England at Trent Bridge appeared first on Janta Shakti.
India vs Sri Lanka ICC 2011 World Cup Final was fixed, claims Arjuna Ranatunga India beat Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final by 6 wickets © AFP (File Photo)Former Sri Lanka World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has made a shocking revelation about the ICC 2011 World Cup Final. According to Ranatunga, the India vs Sri Lanka final at Wankhede Stadium was fixed, and that Kumar Sangakkara’s men deliberately played below par. Sri Lanka had made as many as four changes from the semi-finals winning side against New Zealand. Ranatunga who was commentating for ICC at that time, suggested that an investigation should take place before he himself reveals the facts. Sri Lanka ended up losing the final to India by 6 wickets. BCCI expresses gratitude to CAC members over Team IND head coach selection As per a report on CricBuzz, Ranatunga was quoted: “Investigations should be done on the World Cup final where Sri Lanka lost to India. The ministers who are talking now need to make sure their actions speak louder than their words. The time has come now for these players to confess on what happened and investigations to be done … I was also in India at the time and I was heartbroken after the loss while I also had doubts about it. I will open up about all this very soon with proof. Therefore if you are investigating, this is what you need to investigate about.” Ranatunga has recently been in a verbal spat with Sangakkara on his remark on him and Mahela Jayawardene that the pair has failed to groom youngsters for the future: “In my career, when I reached a stage where I could take up responsibility, people like Duleep [Mendis] and Roy [Dias] dropped down the batting order and gave Aravinda [de Silva] and myself the opportunity to bat higher up the order.” “That made life much easier for us. Then we did the same when guys like Sanga (Kumar Sangakkara) and Mahela (Jayawardene) came along. But unfortunately that tradition wasn’t followed. Sanga always batted at number three and Mahela always batted at number four, he concluded. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More India vs Sri Lanka ICC 2011 World Cup Final was fixed, claims Arjuna Ranatunga appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Craig Ervine holds fort as Zimbabwe put up 213/6 against Sri Lanka at tea on Day 1 of Colombo Test Ervine is unbeaten at 84 at tea © AFPA single-handed effort from Zimbabwe‘s Craig Ervine took his side to 213 for 6 at tea against Sri Lanka on Day One of the Colombo Test. Zimbabwe, who elected to bat after winning the toss, lost 4 wickets as they went for lunch. Ervine, along with Sikandar Raza, revived the situation, putting up an 84-run partnership that took the team past 150. Raza, who was the Man of the Match for Zimbabwe’s historic victory in the fifth ODI, showed a similar temperament on Friday after Zimbabwe struggled losing the top-order early. As the teams took tea, Ervine remained unbeaten at 84 with Malcolm Waller at the other end for 13. Full cricket scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe – One-off Test Earlier, Zimbabwe were off to a tumbling start courtesy Rangana Herath. The veteran spinner removed both openers Regis Chakabva (12) and Hamilton Masakadza (19) early to create pressure on the visitors early. Lahiru Kumara and Dilruwan Perera took cue from the senior man as they both got one wicket each and Zimbabwe were reduced to 70 for 4. Raza then partnered with Ervine to bring in stability to the innings. The two remained unbeaten at lunch and came back to put up the first partnership in excess of 50. They took the team’s score past 150 before Raza was dismissed for 36 by — Herath. With Raza’s wicket, Herath completed 376 wickets in Tests, equating the numbers of Malcolm Marshall. This was also his 250th wicket at home. Ervine kept fighting from there. He saw Peter Moor fall for 19 to Asela Gunaratne. Zimbabwe will now look up to Ervine to convert his 84 into a century and play a bigger knock with Waller also emulating such a feat. For Sri Lanka, Herath remained at his usual best with 3 wickets after the end of the second session. Brief scores: Zimbabwe 213 for 6 (Craig Ervine 84*, Sean Williams 22, Sikandar Raza 36; Lahiru Kumara 1 for 43, Rangana Herath 3 for 57) against Sri Lanka. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Craig Ervine holds fort as Zimbabwe put up 213/6 against Sri Lanka at tea on Day 1 of Colombo Test appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Sikandar Raza: Would love to play in Pakistan Raza had scored his second ODI ton at Lahore in 2015 © AFPKarachi [Pakistan]: Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza has expressed a strong desire to play a series in Pakistan in the coming future, saying that the players get love and affection wherever they play and that Pakistan is no different. In 2015, Zimbabwe played a two-match T20 series and a three-match ODI series against Pakistan. Though the hosts failed to clinch any of the two series, Raza said that he is still eager to play against the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side at their home ground. Sikandar Raza: Performance in ZIM’s victory against SL one of the biggest achievements “It was a great experience playing that series in 2015 against Pakistan and I would love to play another series in Pakistan in the future. We get love and affection from cricket lovers wherever we play in the world and Pakistan is no different in that regard,” PakPassion.net quoted Raza, as saying. Raza’s comments came after his side registered their maiden series win in Sri Lanka, and first overseas triumph in eight years. The 31-year-old starred with both bat and ball to help Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in the fifth and final ODI to clinch a historic 3-2 win in Hambantota. Insisting that he is running out of words to express his happiness, Raza said that the victory has proved the critics wrong and showed them that Zimbabwe too can be competitive. “We are absolutely delighted with the way things have gone. If you ask different people, they will tell you different reasons for playing cricket, but cricket for us, it is all about creating history, and to do so in Sri Lanka in the way we did is beyond what words can describe. It hasn’t fully sunk in yet and it’s hard to believe. After winning the game, we had team gatherings and celebrations and the guys were just enjoying the moment and not thinking too hard about the implications. However, what this win has shown the world of cricket is that we can be competitive and that we can win against the bigger nations,” he said. The all-rounder further expressed his hope that the series win would bring them a lot more international matches, so that they could improve their game and continue to create more history in the near future. “We’re a nation that has suffered from a shortage of international games annually; in every calendar year, we’re looking to play around twenty games but we cannot even play that number of games. It’s difficult to judge a team or the ability of the players when we’re playing such a minimal number of matches. I’m hopeful that this series victory can bring us a lot more games which will in turn help us as we try to be more consistent in future and win more series. Zimbabwe needs more international matches,” Raza said. The Pakistan born player has notched up a total of 46 international wickets and scored over 2,500 runs in 102 international appearances he made for Zimbabwe. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Sikandar Raza: Would love to play in Pakistan appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Rohit Sharma receives WWE title belt from Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque Rohit Sharma, skipper of record three-times champions of Indian Premier League (IPL) Mumbai Indians (MI), received a customised World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) title belt from WWE COO Paul Levesque aka Triple H on Friday. MI’s triumph in the IPL 2017 came after beating Steven Smith’s Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) by just 1 run. Following the win, Triple H had congratulated MI and skipper Rohit for their outstanding performance and had also promised them a customised WWE title belt. WWE was a part of the promotion during the IPL 2017 as part of their broadcasting deal with Sony Pictures. “Individual brilliance wins you matches, teamwork wins you championships,” says Rohit Sharma This was MI’s third title, while RPS, who had already beaten MI thrice in the tournament, had to settle for the second place in only their second season. Rohit, not particularly in good form in the tournament, believes that teamwork wins tournaments, while individual brilliance will win you just matches, and that is exactly what happened to MI this season. MI finished at top of the table in the group stages this time, just ahead of RPS. I had confidence on my bowlers, admits ‘nervous’ Rohit after MI tournament triumph The belt looks amazing in our skipper @rohitsharma45′s hands. Thank you, @tripleh and @wwe for this wonderful gesture. #CricketMeriJaan #mumbaiindians #mipaltan #mumbai #IPL #cricket #India #MI A post shared by Mumbai Indians (@mumbaiindians) on Jul 13, 2017 at 11:30pm PDT “I feel individual brilliance can win you a few games, but what is required to win a championship is team unity and team work. These are the factors which I believe personally is very critical to win a championship,” Rohit had said post MI’s IPL 2017 title win. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Rohit Sharma receives WWE title belt from Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque appeared first on Janta Shakti.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) extends term of National Selections Committee Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is pleased to announce the ratification of the Honourable Minister of Sport Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekera MP to the extension of term of the National Selection Committee (Men’s) comprised of:Mr. Sanath Jayasuriya – ChairmanMr. Romesh Kaluwitharana – Member Mr. Ranjith Madurusingha – Member Mr. Eric Upashantha – Member Mr. Asanka Gurusinha – Member for a further period of 6 months, ending 31st December 2017. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) extends term of National Selections Committee appeared first on Janta Shakti.
ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Mithali Raj yearns for improvement in India’s batting ahead of Sri Lanka clash Mithali Raj also praised her bowlers efforts so far in the tournament © Getty ImagesIndia Women have comfortably made it 3 off 3 in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 by either showing brilliance with the bat or impeccable bowling. However, despite the all-round performance so far, skipper Mithali Raj feels India have plenty to work on as they take on Sri Lanka next on July 5. In the previous game against Pakistan, India almost had the game out of their hands but their bowlers sprung as saviours. India were restricted to 169 but Ekta Bisht’s 5 for 18 helped India gain 95-run win against their arch-rivals. Mithali is mainly concerned about the batting and wants her side to build crucial partnerships at every stage. Speaking to the reporters ahead of the July 5 clash, Mithali said, “We definitely will look into the fact that we don’t lose wickets back-to-back because that puts a lot of pressure on the incoming batters as well as the team. We need to work on our partnerships as batters. In terms of bowling, the spinners have been doing well, (against Pakistan) the pacers looked better than the last two games so it depends which wicket we play on against Sri Lanka. If it’s a fresh wicket, then we have different plans for it.” Mithali was all praise for her bowlers, especially Mansi Joshi who played her first game of the World Cup. “Because Mansi was playing her first game of the World Cup (against Pakistan) and it was a situation where we needed wickets and not to lose runs in the first 10 overs, it was a crucial situation for us. Bowlers are in a better position and experienced. I’m really happy that Ekta rose to the occasion and delivered what the team required of her,” Mithali said. On the other hand, Sri Lanka have not won a single game in the tournament. Skipper Inoka Ranaweera, however, hopes her side ends on a high as their chances to enter the knockouts are bleak. “At the moment India is doing really well so we’ll definitely have to play very good cricket against them to win. As a team though we’re in good condition, we are batting really well compared to the last few years. We’ll be trying to do our best as a team against India,” she said. Read More || However, JANTASHAKTI.COM does not confirm this news, I have taken this news from this link ! Read More ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Mithali Raj yearns for improvement in India’s batting ahead of Sri Lanka clash appeared first on Janta Shakti.