Federational bungling for decades and lack of structure turned India, a proud footballing nation, into perpetual minnows. To harness the positive charge of the U-17 World Cup, Indian football needs a determined, tactical overhaul.
The tricolour flew high in Asian football. Early stirrings of a recovery can be felt now.
How to go from a JNU jholawala to the TV tycoon who swung a $2.5 bn IPL deal
Half of Test-playing teams are failing the five-day test. Only steady reform can dispel this cross-batted misery.
Cruelly barred from joining cricket’s mainstream for long, Northeastern states have decided on a final fling of the ball
As Sree Santh gets a clean chit, other banned cricketers hope to get their names cleared by the courts
Vijender corners pro-boxing glamour in India, as a fractured field prepares for a surge in interest
"It will be the memories of our moments of triumph during that unforgettable game at Lord’s that would remain the most cherished," says Jhulan Goswami.
Simulated to exhibit the best in the human spirit, sport was the site of ideal competition. Now, individual glory is the one rule of the games.
BCCI officials fight tooth and nail against transparency, this time over IPL rights auction
Two Deloitte reports and a new, radical constitution seek to transform the rightly maligned BCCI
The BCCI has kept Northeast states beyond the pale of top-notch cricket. They dare to dream now.