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Sanjjeev K Samyal heads the sports team in Mumbai and anchors HT’s cricket coverage.

Articles by Sanjjeev K Samyal

Australia beat India by 72 runs, go 1-0 up in ODI series

Australia rode on a dominating all-round display to thrash a lacklustre India by 72 runs in the first cricket one-dayer in Pune. The visitors shot India out for 232 in 49.4 overs to take 1-0 lead in the seven-match ODI series. Scorecard

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Updated on Oct 14, 2013 02:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Pune

Pujara hits another triple, doctor ensures he carries weight

Pujara’s penchant for big scores is only growing. The young India No 3 produced a brilliant triple century on Friday hammering an unbeaten 306 for India ‘A’ in the four-day ‘Test’ against West Indies in Hubli.

Updated on Oct 12, 2013 09:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rajkot

Sachin Tendulkar to retire after his 200th Test, gives his fans two more games to watch him

The 200th Test against West Indies will ring the curtain down on the career of the most prolific batsman since Don Bradman - scoring 15,837 runs in 198 Tests. Not for nothing did Wisden call him contemporary cricket's most 'wholesome' batsman. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports

Updated on Oct 11, 2013 11:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Yuvraj back with a bang, India beat Australia by 6 wickets

India defeated Australia by 6 wickets in the one-off T20 match at Rajkot. Yuvraj Singh slammed 77 runs off just 35 balls to take India to victory in the 20th over. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

Updated on Oct 11, 2013 10:23 AM IST
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India’s T20 vision not 20/20

MS Dhoni’s credentials as a T20 player are unmatched. But the one-off tie between India and Australia would have been an apt stage to test future skipper Virat Kohli.

Updated on Oct 10, 2013 10:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rajkot

SA bank account was purely Srinivasan's doing: Lalit Modi

He may have been expelled from the BCCI for committing 'acts of serious misconduct and indiscipline', but former IPL chairman, Lalit Modi vows to hit back and expose the powers-that-be in the richest and most powerful Board in world cricket. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2013 10:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

No logic in opposing use of two new balls in ODIs

It is understood the subcontinent lobby is not happy with the two new-ball rule for one-dayers and tried to get it scrapped at this week’s ICC Chief Executives Meeting in Dubai. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Sep 20, 2013 03:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Chucking link to ‘throwing’ games

A bad apple spoils the basket, and so it seems to be in the case of spot-fixing that has resulted in the careers of a double World Cup-hero and a potential international-level spinner, lying in tatters. Sanjeev Samyal reports.

Updated on Sep 17, 2013 03:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Bully BCCI wants bigger cut of ICC profits

It is the big bully of world cricket, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India is ready to open another front against the International Cricket Council and other member boards. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Sep 15, 2013 02:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Sanjjeev K Samyal

South Africa tour handling by BCCI a big letdown

Ever since the dates of India’s SA tour were originally fixed, the connoisseurs had them marked on their calendars. Expectations were especially high after the high-voltage action the two sides produced the last time in 2010-11. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Sep 03, 2013 07:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

BCCI plans to cut South Africa tour, invite WI

The South African cricket board officials will be keenly following the proceedings of BCCI working committee on Sunday in Kolkata. For them it is expected to end months of uncertainty over the Indian team’s upcoming tour of South Africa.

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Updated on Sep 01, 2013 10:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Srinivasan faces heat over the next fortnight

The coming few weeks could well determine Board chief Srinivasan’s future in cricket administration. Around this time, another case crucial to his administrative career is also lined up for hearing in the Supreme Court.

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Updated on Aug 22, 2013 01:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Key is to keep things simple

When specialised television umpires and an experienced team of commentators, many of whom with more than 100 Tests each under their belts, are still not sure, then obviously, not everything can be right with the DRS.

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Updated on Aug 07, 2013 02:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Lost in transition: No end to Aussie misery

At the end of the 2007-08 series Ricky Ponting, taking a dig at Indian cricket, spoke about the transition period that both Australia and India were staring at. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Jul 23, 2013 03:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Board leaves players tongue tied

In Indian cricket, these are days of long contracts. It’s no surprise that most dread the paperwork. In the end, they blindly trust their BCCI and put pen to paper. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Jul 18, 2013 09:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Dhoni’s brigade yet to touch the pinnacle

When you succeed like the India one-day team has recently, comparison with the best is inevitable. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Captain cool | Tournament win%

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Updated on Jul 17, 2013 10:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Leader lands last blows

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s amazing ability to take crucial chases by the scruff of the neck puts him in a league of exclusive sporting stars. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Jul 13, 2013 02:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

The day Indian cricket found its voice

Today, Indian cricket is identified by the wealth of its Board, but it was Kapil's Devils who gave the belief to officials. HT looks back at the 1983 World Cup semifinal that gave Indian cricket wings and its sporting identity. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Jun 29, 2013 02:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Betting case: Royals in elimination zone, CSK too in danger

Raj Kundra's act has put the very existence of his team in danger. The BCCI rules are stringent as far as any official indulging in betting and thereby bringing disrepute to the T20 League and the Board is concerned. Sanjjeev K Samyal and Firoz Mirza report. Lalit Modi for termination of RR and CSK | Who is Raj Kundra

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Updated on Jun 07, 2013 11:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal and Firoz Mirza, Mumbai

Bowlers and coaches the most vulnerable targets

The betting and spot-fixing cases have not come as a surprise for those who have seen the Indian Twenty20 league from the inside. They feel the event was a target for the betting syndicate from the start. Sanjjeev K Samyal & Firoz Mirza report.

Updated on Jun 06, 2013 02:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal & Firoz Mirza, Mumbai

Rajeev Shukla quits T20 post, Srinivasan's time may be up

Eighteen days after the spot-fixing scandal took cricket-crazy India by storm, the sport's top boss, N Srinivasan, may finally be forced to take responsibility for the mess - something he has doggedly refused to do - and step down on Sunday. Sanjjeev K Samyal and Khurram Habib report.Jagdale, Shirke welcome Shukla's decision | Congress heaves a sigh of relief

Updated on Jun 02, 2013 12:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal and Khurram Habib, Mumbai/new Delhi

BCCI emergency meet today, Srini likely to play hardball

N Srinivasan may agree to step down on condition that he should be reinstated if the board’s probe finds nothing against him. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Shukla quits T20 post | How the stubborn BCCI boss gave in | Final fireworks | Nuts and bolts

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Updated on Jun 02, 2013 12:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Srini, vidi, vici ...

N Srinivasan stands lonely as chief of the world’s richest cricket board. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Jun 01, 2013 12:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Silence is safety net for India’s cricket captain

MS Dhoni has made a name for himself by facing the world when the going is tough. As captain, every time his team loses, he owns up responsibility and makes it a point to take all the tough questions.

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Updated on May 29, 2013 09:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

In Kolkata, BCCI boss may face his toughest test yet

BCCI president N Srinivasan struck a defiant pose on Saturday while in Mumbai, before heading to Kolkata for the domestic T20 league’s final to be played on Sunday. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on May 26, 2013 03:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Can CSK franchise be scrapped?

N Srinivasan is likely to face grave consequences if his son-in-law M Gurunath’s involvement with bookmakers is proven by the police, but the most damning fall-out of it could be the scrapping of the Chennai Super Kings.

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Updated on May 25, 2013 04:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Pressure mounts, BCCI boss may be given out

Has the betting-fixing scandal that has rocked the domestic T20 league prised open N Srinivasan’s iron grip on the Board of Control for Cricket in India? Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on May 25, 2013 02:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Will ‘Champions’ win back the fans?

When the first ICC Champions Trophy was played 13 seasons ago, the Men in Blue were grappling with the fixing menace. On the eve of the last edition, set to begin within a week in England, Indian cricket is again mired in the same controversy.

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Updated on May 23, 2013 12:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Pushed to breaking point again

Of all the questions arising out of the Sahara Group-owned Pune Warriors India’s withdrawal from the Indian Twenty20 League, the most interesting one is the timing. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. With or without Sahara | Warriors recap | The other sports

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Updated on May 22, 2013 02:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Question their interest in this time of conflict

N Srinivasan sits in the president's chair at the Indian cricket board office; he's also the vice-chairman and managing director of India Cements, apart from owning the Chennai Super Kings. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on May 19, 2013 02:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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