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Sanjjeev K Samyal

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

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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

Living in a world of their own

Ricky Ponting to open with Sachin Tendulkar for a Mumbai-based team: shouldn't that create a buzz in Australia? It didn't. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on May 16, 2013 12:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai on a roll, Knight Riders hit a dead end

This has been a low-key season for the Mumbai Indians maestro, but against Kolkata Knight Riders he turned the clock back by a few years. KKR's dismal record against Mumbai continued when they crashed to 105 all out, their 10th defeat in 12 matches. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard | Moneyball

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Updated on May 08, 2013 09:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

It’s time for Mumbai Indians to open up

Mumbai Indians have bought one dream combination after another. Having started with the Sachin Tendulkar-Sanath Jayasuriya partnership, they brought together Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting this season. SanjjeevK Samyal reports.

Updated on May 07, 2013 09:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Yardstick unclear amid surprise selections

Murali Vijay will have a lot to prove in the Champions Trophy. Among the 15 members picked by the selectors, the opener will be the one under most scrutiny. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Gauti, Yuvi fail to make the cut

Updated on May 05, 2013 03:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Numbers do lie when it comes to Tendulkar

With Sachin Tendulkar, it's never safe to speculate. It can come back to haunt you. He's proved himself over and over again in his long career. And it's time for him to do it again - this time in the Indian T20 league. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on May 02, 2013 11:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Powerplay: There’s a lot of wind in these willows

Gone are the days of Tiger Pataudi who would pick the bat closest to the dressing room door and walk out to face the bowlers. Now is the era of tailor-made bats. The shape, balance, punch and power are all valued very highly, Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. The weapons of destruction

Updated on May 01, 2013 09:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Youth and anger makes it ugly

Virat Kohli's way of celebrating a win or relishing a milestone is usually decorated with a couple of explicit words. A few aggressive fist pumps and punching the air are a part of the rejoicing. More important the occasion or feat, the more prominent is this feature. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Apr 28, 2013 11:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

MI's big question: Who will counter RCB's ace bomber?

The main focus at Friday's practice session at the Wankhede Stadium was on the body language of the Mumbai Indians bowlers. Everyone was looking at hints of vulnerability. If they were nervous, there were no obvious signs. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Face off

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Updated on Apr 27, 2013 10:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Smile, the everlasting smile...

Perfectly sensible characters start talking about divine intervention. It's the kind of sway Sachin Tendulkar holds in India, more so over his city, Mumbai. As Tendulkar celebrates his 40th birthday, HT brings you his early days, before he captured the imagination of the cricketing world. Sanjjeev K Samyal writes.There's no stopping Sachin

Updated on Apr 24, 2013 09:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Rohit and rudderless Warriors settle show

Brilliant batting by the Mumbai Indians’ top-order and Pune Warriors skipper Angelo Mathews’ unimaginative captaincy helped the hosts take the Maharashtra derby by 41 runs at the Wankhede Stadium today, reports Sanjjeev K Samyal.

Updated on Apr 14, 2013 12:30 AM IST
Hindustantimes.com | By, Mumbai

The neighbourhood brawl

In the budding T20 rivalry, the stats favour Mumbai, who have won three of the four contests. But the last time they clashed at the Wankhede, Pune trumped the hosts in a low-scoring game. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

Updated on Apr 13, 2013 01:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Slapgate still resonates, all these years later

For a man who has been in the centre of so many raging controversies, it was strange to see Harbhajan Singh being just another normal player at practice on Friday. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Sreesanth cries another river | Don't compare Gambhir-Kohli spat with slapgate: Sreesanth

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Updated on Apr 13, 2013 08:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Fletcher gets a lifeline despite just two consolation wins to show

Surprisingly, the Indian cricket board has rewarded Duncan Fletcher with a year's extension. Actually, it ensures Fletcher a run till the 2015 World Cup. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. India under Duncan Fletcher

Updated on Mar 16, 2013 02:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Pace the ace at Mohali

“Definitely, the bounce will be better at Mohali and the wicket will be harder than Hyderabad and Chennai,” said former India pacer, national selector and Punjab coach, Bhupinder Singh Sr. When India struggled against Mohali pace

Updated on Mar 10, 2013 01:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Spin rules once again, Aussies roll over and die

There was no hiding the emotions inside the dressing rooms at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The mood was all visible through the glass walls. Two down and needing 195 to make India bat again, the visitors' camp wore a grim look at the start of the fourth day. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. India crush Australia | Go down, stay under

Updated on Mar 06, 2013 10:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hyderabad

Haggard bunch now turns up very smartly

India’s spin bowlers have found their rhythm against Australia. India's spin attack is functioning like a well-oiled machine and it can be said they have exorcised their ghosts of the England series. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Mar 05, 2013 11:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hyderabad

Doubled over after another double

The meek surrender of Australia has been baffling. Addressing the press on Sunday after C Pujara and Murali Vijay had toyed with his pace attack, Australian coach Mickey Arthur was at pains to explain the lack of success of his speed merchants. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Mar 05, 2013 12:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hyderabad

DC’s memories linger on in Uppal

Coming to the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, there are several reminders that it was home to the Deccan Chargers. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Mar 05, 2013 12:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hyderabad

Young guns go ballistic, India tighten noose

Teaming up Pujara and Vijay tame Australia with classy hundreds, put India on top in the Hyderabad Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium today. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.Scorecard | Day 2 | Pujara's range | Their corner

Updated on Mar 04, 2013 10:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hyderabad
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