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Roger Binny as next BCCI chief?

The speculation about former Indian seamer Roger Binny, being in the fray for the top job started when his name appeared on the BCCI website.

Roger Binny

The speculation about former Indian seamer Roger Binny, being in the fray for the top job in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) started when his name appeared on the BCCI website, as part of the Draft Electoral Rolls for the October 18 elections, and as a representative of the Karnataka State Cricket Association. 

However, gauging by social media trends and news today, it looks like there was no smoke without fire and the player who was part of the 1983 World Cup winning team, is likely to be the next BCCI President replacing Sourav Ganguly, who became the BCCI president in October 2019 and whose tenure is coming to an end. Roger Binny had earlier served as a member of the BCCI selection committee and was a national selector too. 

While the BCCI elections will be held in Mumbai in October and 18th is when we will know for sure, all the nominations will be scrutinized on October 13. Sources say that while Jay Shah is likely to remain the BCCI secretary, Rajeev Shukla might be the next BCCI vice-president. Sourav Ganguly’s name is being discussed as the next International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman.

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World’s 1st 40,000-seater ‘transportable’ stadium that will be relocated to another country after FIFA World Cup!




Juhi Kochar | Nagpur

Yes, you heard that right! 2022 FIFA World Cup that would begin in Qatar from November 20, would be held on world’s first ‘transportable’ stadium that would be relocated to another country post the mega event. It is being touted as the first ever detachable football stadium.

Spanish architecture firm Fenwick Iribarren Architects created Stadium 974 in Qatar, which is made entirely of colourful shipping containers and a modular steel structure. Its modular design blends recycled steel from the tower with repurposed shipping containers.

The 40,000-seat sports complex close to Doha’s port, formerly known as Ras Abu Aboud, is the first stadium in FIFA World Cup history to be completely demountable.

Fenwick Iribarren Architects collaborated with Schlaich Bergermann Partner and engineering firm Hilson Moran to create Stadium 974. After FIFA 2022, it will be disassembled and rebuilt in a new location.

The modular design of the stadium significantly decreased construction costs, build time, and material waste. According to the architects, water efficiency techniques assure that the stadium would use 40% less water than a typical stadium development.

The number of shipping containers utilised in its construction, 974, inspired the name of the stadium. Also, the country’s international dialling code is 974. The shipping containers pay tribute to Qatar’s nautical history and the industrial past of the location, many of which were utilised to bring building supplies to the venue.

Some of these steel containers have stairways, snack stands, and restrooms in addition to forming a section of the stadium’s parameter. Natural ventilation is made available by the stadium’s form and the spaces between the seats, negating the need for artificial cooling. The stadium’s proximity to the water helps with this.

Stadium 974 was created by Fenwick Iribarren Architects to receive the five-star certification in the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) for both its construction and design, according to the Supreme Committee for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (SC).

The Middle East and North Africa are rated by GSAS for their green infrastructure and construction. A structure’s design, construction, and operation can all be certified; the highest possible rating is six stars.

On November 22, Mexico will play Poland; on November 24, Portugal will play Ghana; on November 26, holders France will play Denmark; and on November 28, Brazil will play Switzerland in the stadium.

Due to its proximity to Hamad International Airport, Stadium 974 would be the first stadium football that fans would see when they arrive in Qatar for the event. It is also the only stadium that is situated close to the sea.

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Indian, Australian cricket teams arrive in Nagpur for T20 International match




Akshara Rohankar | Nagpur

India and Australia cricket teams landed in Nagpur this afternoon, September 21, for the T20 International match. The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) is going to host the second T20 International of the three-match series against the World T20 Champions Australia on September 23 at the world class Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur. Watch the video here:


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IND vs AUS T20 Series in Nagpur: All you need to know about tickets, venue, etc!




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
IND vs AUS T20: Nagpur is all set to host the second T20 International of the three-match series, scheduled to be played against Australia.

IND vs AUS T20 match to be held in Nagpur

The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) is all set to host the second T20 International of the three-match series, scheduled to be played against world champions Australia on Friday, 23rd September 2022 at its stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur. 

The game will be a day-night affair under the newly-installed LED floodlights, which offer better visibility to players on the ground and also a seamless viewing experience to the television audience.

The VCA stadium in Jamtha, which can accommodate 44,000-odd spectators, will be hosting an international T20 match after almost three years.



The much-awaited sale of tickets to Life Members and VCA affiliated clubs will commence from Thursday, 15th September at Bilimoria Pavilion, VCA at Civil Lines in Nagpur, from 9 am to 6 pm. The sale of tickets to members will be done offline.

A member can collect tickets on behalf of only four other members on the production of their membership cards. Life members are entitled to a complimentary ticket in the air-conditioned members’ stand. They can swap their member’s ticket with any lower denomination ticket, if they so desire. 

Apart from this, each member can also buy a maximum of 4 tickets of any denomination. Ticket sale to members will be on till 17th September and they are requested to buy the same by 17th September evening. No Member’s tickets would be available post this date.


Sale of tickets to the general public (online) will commence from Sunday, 18th September 2022. Online tickets for the match will be available on Paytm from


The redemption centre for online ticket buyers will be located at the Bilimoria Pavilion, Civil Lines, Nagpur. The redemption centre will remain open from 9 am to 5 pm till 22nd September.


The gates will be opened to spectators at 3.30 PM on matchday. The staff of Paytm would be manning the gate/bay entry through turnstiles at bay level. After the scanning of bar code at turnstile, ticket holders will get access to the stands.


Both the teams would be arriving in Nagpur on 21st September by a chartered flight and will have a practice session each on 22nd September. The Australian team will practice from 1PM to 4PM while Team India will be practising from 5 PM to 8 PM under floodlights at the Jamtha stadium.


Paresh Sutane (former Duleep Trophy player and employee of Bank of India) would be the Liaison Manager of the touring Australian team while Anand Tanksale (Cholamandalam finance) would be the Liaison Manager of Team India.


VCA has made available ample FREE parking arrangements near the stadium. Spectators can avail the same free of cost.


VCA has reserved 4400 tickets in the East Stand (Ground floor, Bay A, B & C) for school students only. The tickets have been priced at ₹100 per ticket.

Students should do the following to book and procure their tickets:

1. Students can book tickets only through their respective schools.

2) The list of students, duly authenticated by respective school Principals, has to be submitted along with the School IDs of bonafide students.

3) Every 20 students MUST be accompanied by one Teacher/Caretaker, who will be responsible to take care of the students.

4) The commencement of sale of tickets to school students will begin on September 16 from Bilimoria Pavilion of VCA, Civil Lines, Nagpur. It will be strictly on first-come first-served basis

5) While entering the stadium, a copy of the letter fromPrincipal along with the students’ School IDs should be produced at the turnstiles.

6. Any misrepresentation will be a punishable offence.

VCA hopes that students will adhere to this procedure and enjoy the game.


The VCA has also reserved a certain number of tickets for differently abled persons and their attendants. They will have to produce Govt ID/Certificate while buying the tickets. 


Sale of corporate boxes at Jamtha Stadium will be offline and will commence on September 15, 2022. However, no individual tickets for corporate Boxes will be sold by the VCA.

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