With the Test match starting on Thursday, neither Bishan Singh Bedi nor Gundappa Viswanth have received any written or telephonic communication from BCCI
Anil Kumble has been named head coach of Indian cricket team for a year. Former captain Gundappa Vishwanath feels given his tactical knowledge and experience, Kumble should have been appointed for a longer term
Former India batsman Gundappa Viswanath praised Virat Kohli's captaincy skills but feels the Test captain needs to improve as a batsman ahead of the tour to Australia.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has achieved plenty of things in international cricket and he has the right to decide how long he wants to continue playing, according to former India great Gundappa Viswanath.
With N. Srinivasan set to get a year's extension as Board of Control for Cricket in India president, the spotlight on Sunday's Annual General Meeting in Chennai will be on who will be the next Indian Premier League chairman and whether Sachin Tendulkar will play his 200th Test at home.
In his team, fast bowlers Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad would not find themselves playing in tandem in a match, but both have been included in the 12-member list.
Vishwanath, whose favourite was the square cut which he often used to great effect against fast bowlers, said he mastered the shot when he was playing "Gully Cricket" (street cricket) in his younger days.
The BCCI on Wednesday, decided to extend its one-time benefit scheme to four former Test cricketers, including Mohinder Amarnath, during their Working Committee meeting here.
As the controversy over Kapil Dev's omission from the list of IPL beneficiaries raged on, the BCCI on Thursday said it has nothing against the legendary all-rounder and he was ignored for the cash award because of a "technical issue".
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar's father Manohar passed away in Bangalore, at the residence of his daughter, sources said.