ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has congratulated the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the country’s 500th Test, which will be played against New Zealand in Kanpur from September 22, 2016.
Other News :
Wisden all-time India Test XI Team Announced – MS Dhoni to lead the Team
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named the captain of the all-time India Test XI chosen by cricket magazine Wisden. The players of this all-time India XI are,
- Sunil Gavaskar
- Virender Sehwag
- Rahul Dravid,
- Sachin Tendulkar,
- VVS Laxman,
- Kapil Dev
- Javagal Srinath,
- Zaheer Khan
- Anil Kumble,
- Bishan Singh Bedi,
- Mohammad Azharuddin.
About Wisden :
John Wisden was an English cricketer who played 187 first-class cricket matches for three English county cricket teams, Kent, Middlesex and Sussex. He is now best known for launching the eponymous Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 1864, the year after he retired from first-class cricket.
- In July 1845, aged 18, only 5 ft 6 inch and weighing just 7 stone, he made his first-class debut for Sussex against MCC, taking 6 wickets in the first innings and three in the second. He joined the All-England Eleven in 1846, moving allegiance to the United All-England Eleven in 1852.
- Initially a fastroundarm bowler, before overarm bowling was permitted, his pace slowed in later years so he bowled medium pace; he also bowled slow underarm. While bowling fast, he took on average nearly 10 wickets in each game.
- In 1850, playing for the South against the North at Lord’s, his off-cutter technique won him 10 wickets in the second innings, all clean bowled, and still the only instance of all ten wickets being taken “bowled” in any first-class match.
- He was also a competent batsman, and scored two first-class centuries, the first, exactly 100, against Kent at Tun bridge Wells in 1849, and in 1855 he notched up 148 against Yorkshire, the only first-class century scored in 1855.
- He played almost his entire cricket in England, mostly for Sussex, but once for Kent and thrice for Middlesex.He travelled with a touring team led by George Parr to Canada and the US in 1859, where eight matches in Montreal, Hoboken, Philadelphia,Hamilton and Rochester were won easily.
- Of moderate height, he was nicknamed the “Little Wonder” after the winner of the Epsom Derby in 1840, and later the “Cardinal“. He was said to be the best all-rounder of his day. In all, he took 1,109 first-class wickets with a bowling average of 10.32. He scored 4,140 first-class runs with a batting average of 14.12, an average which was very good for the time.
Former wicketkeeper MSK Prasad – New chairman of India’s selection panel
Former wicketkeeper MSK Prasad has been selected to lead as the chairman of India’s selection panel. The decision was taken at the BCCI’s 87th annual general meeting in Mumbai, after the board had invited applicants for the selection job for the first time.
About MSK Prasad :
Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper.
- Prasad earned attention after performing well for the Andhra Pradesh cricket team. Following its 1997–98 tour of Pakistan, Krishnamachari Srikkanth was amongst those who spoke highly of his capability. Even before the season had finished, Prasad had made his debut.
- Following an injury toNayan Mongia in the 1999 World Cup, Prasad was given his chance at the international level. He played in six Tests in 1999–2000 and several more one-day matches. Since this, however, he has not found himself playing on the Indian team after being dropped.
- An agile wicketkeeper Prasad could not justify his potential with the bat. Ironically his best innings in ODI cricket came against South Africa in 4 nations cup final in Nairobi, Kenya where braving cramps Prasad scored a gritty 63 but India lost the match and Prasad was soon forgotten.
- Prasad continued to excel in Domestic cricket even after National snub, when selectors picked Vijay Dahiya, Saba Karim, Nayan Mongia, Deep Das Gupta, Sameer Dighe, Ajay Ratra and Parthiv Patel in a virtual merry go round from 2000-2003.
- Prasad captained Andhra till 2007 and in 2008 announced his retirement from all forms of the game at a young age of 33. He was then chosen National selector in 2015 which he described as an honor. Prasad also served as selector for Indian Colts.
BCCI joins hand with Janalakshmi Financial Services for three years
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) joins hand with Janalakshmi Financial Services (Jana) as an Official Partner for a period of three years.
- Janalakshmi Financial Services is a non-banking finance company (NBFC), regulated by the Reserve Bank of India. It was founded in 2008 by Ramesh Ramanathan, who serves as the chairman of the Jana Group.
- Janalakshmi has its roots in an incubated initiative called Sanghamitra Urban Programme (SUP), housed in a microfinance institution called Sanghamitra Rural Financial Services (SRFS), set up by one of India’s rural NGOs called Myrada (Mysore Resettlement and Development Agency).janalakshmi released it First group loan, in October 2000, marks what is possibly the earliest instance of urban microfinance in India.
- Jana Urban Foundation is a non-profit section 8 company for Janalakshmi Financial Services Pvt. Limited (JFS), Jana Capital Limited (JCL), Janaadhar (India) Pvt. Limited (JIPL) and Jana Urban Services for Transformation Pvt. Ltd (JUST).
- Janalakshmi will be the official financial services partner of the BCCI where the brand would enjoy visibility on the field. The agreement will provide Janalakshmi prominent in-stadium branding, on-ground advertising and activation rights for three years across the three formats.