Rasesh Mandani loves a straight drive. He has been covering cricket, the governance and business side of sport for close to two decades. He writes and video blogs for HT.
Articles by Rasesh Mandani
If R Ashwin makes it to India’s final 15 for the World Cup, he will not have much company with off-spinners being under the pump
The two new teams that together splurged ?12,715 crore in 2021 look good to recover costs as per the assessment report.
The September 29 game will be played without spectators after the Hyderabad Police expressed their inability to provide security on that day.
The primary reason why India rarely plays bilateral cricket at full strength is workload management but what does that mean for the game itself?
Back in the 90’s, it was the pinch-hitters. Now, a whole new crop of T20 game changers are picked in ODIs just for playing a high-risk, high-reward game
Efforts are on to safeguard the India-Pakistan Super 4 tie on Sunday from being rained out like last week, with a reserve day in place.
Tournament hosts Pakistan Cricket Board unhappy, write back to the Asian Cricket Council asking for a meeting.
The long wait for the white-ball keeper-batter's injury comeback still continues as the selectors meet to name hosts India’s 15-member squad on Tuesday
After acquiring IPL’s digital rights, Viacom 18 went after exclusivity for bilateral cricket, taking home both TV and digital rights
The outcome of Thursday’s sale may depend on the three competing broadcasters’ outlook towards exclusivity
The valuation has exceeded expectations with the Indian board having cut the base prize down to attract bidding interest
Encourage run-scoring, keep minimum 70-yard boundaries and ensure full ground coverage in case of rain, ICC's pitch consultant instructs local curators
At 20, the left-hander in contention for a World Cup berth is set to ink a multi-year deal with a sports apparel major
The former BCCI president who played a part in picking Rahul Dravid as India’s head coach refuses to be drawn into passing a judgement
With consistent performances in ODIs over a period of time, Shardul Thakur is in the running for World Cup selection as a pace-bowling all-rounder
The young openers hit fifties and raised a 165-run partnership to guide India to a nine-wicket win over West Indies in the fourth T20 in Lauderhill
The young batting star has struggled to come to terms with the slow pitches in the West Indies
Policy to boost on-field performance and safeguard commercial interests is a delicate balance. Invariably, commerce prevails.
The recent Ashes series were a smash hit but for most Test nations five-day cricket has become an expensive pursuit
The Indian board is looking to retain the ?60 crore per match value as a minimum from its bilateral rights sale
Another value correction may be on the cards in BCCI's bilateral sponsorship space
If Rahul manages to recover quickly from here, he can be picked provisionally for the World Cup
Industry sources say the Indian board has decided to stick with e-auctions which fetched them impressive returns in the last cycle
With KL Rahul yet to recover, the left-handed wicket-keeper continues to make every opportunity count like his counter attacking fifty in the Barbados ODI
India has many first-XI regulars still on the mend. Babar Azam has T20 franchise duties to fulfil and Cummins is left to recover from his gruelling Test load
The classical left-arm-spinner may be born in the wrong era with India having a Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel to choose from, but his spirit isn’t broken
The tournament to be played in a hybrid model could see two, possibly three, India-Pakistan face-offs, all to be played in Sri Lanka.
Ajit Agarkar was yet to take over as Chief selector when the ODI team against West Indies was picked
The 24-year-old seamer's match figures of 8/104 help his team beat West Zone by 75 runs in the final in Bengaluru
From once having to pay guarantee money for teams to tour, the Indian team is now the most sought after.