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Top Test playing nations are willing to tour Pakistan for full-fledged series, fervent appeals by the Pakistan Cricket Board that the security situation in Pakistan has, if anything, further deteriorated, notwithstanding. The England Cricket Board was the first to offer to “play Pakistan anytime, anywhere for a 5 Test series”. “Pakistan is now a haven [...]

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In response to the recent poor performance of the Team India in the Test series in England, the BCCI has announced that it would be implementing a Dhoni Review System (DRS) in all future international and domestic fixtures. According to a statement released yesterday, “Criticizing Dhoni’s captaincy at the end of each away Test series [...]

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Ever since Duncan “The Limpet” Fletcher took over the reins as Team India’s coach in 2011, he has had a rather mixed bag of results, but the one consistent aspect about him has been his tenacity in the face of great adversity, in clinging on to his position. After futile efforts to get the unyielding [...]

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The Indian cricket team has been losing quite consistently in overseas Tests. Players have changed and management has changed. Yet, series are being lost due to poor technique and adaptability. (Adaptability to conditions, not between players and their WAGS!). Any investment into technique improvement will take time and any improvement could soon be frittered away [...]

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For the next few days, the media will be deluged with opinion pieces dissecting Team India’s implosion. We at The UnReal Times prefer to focus on the positives though. So after intense research and analysis, we bring you the list of positives from the recently concluded Investec Test series: 1) Pankaj Singh recorded the figures [...]

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Desperate times call for desperate measures. No, conferring Test status on Papua New Guinea and touring it for a full fledged series won’t do. The boys now say they are not confident of beating Papua New Guinea either, considering it’s situated quite close to Australia. In the wake of India getting routed in under three days [...]

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A K Antony has just submitted a report listing reasons behind the Congress party’s monumental failure in the recent general elections. Among other things, he exonerated Rahul Gandhi and stated that defeatist attitude of senior leaders, the strong campaign by Modi and a perceived bias towards minorities contributed to the Congress’ failure. He also said [...]

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In a move that may or may not have anything to do with India’s drubbing in the ongoing series against England, the BCCI has demanded Test status for Papua New Guinea (PNG), an island nation in Oceania. PNG had been accorded ODI status after finishing fourth in the World Cup qualifiers held in New Zealand in January [...]

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In the wake of Team India’s abject humiliation, there is a growing clamour from many influential quarters for N Srinivasan to be sacked as ICC chairman and reinstated as the BCCI boss. The Supreme Court was one of the first to tear into the cement baron. “I find your presence as ICC chairman nauseating,” was [...]

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In a rather unexpected incident, a mob of over enthusiastic cricket lovers today reached the residence of Indian pace spearhead Ishant Sharma and started pelting it with stones. Police reached the place immediately and calmed down the mob by telling them that not only had India had actually won the Test Match but, what’s more, [...]

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