Amlan Chakraborty

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

23 May 2018

Cricket: Chennai's 'retirement home' show old is gold in IPL

NEW DELHI Twenty20 cricket is perceived primarily as a stage on which young players perform best but the war horses at Chennai Super Kings have turned that notion on its head by marching into the Indian Premier League (IPL) final for a record seventh time.

22 May 2018

Cricket: Yuvraj Singh struggles on as the magic wanes

NEW DELHI Few things are more painful than watching an ageing athlete falter as they try to summon up the old magic and Yuvraj Singh's fans have endured a shared agony over the course of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL).

21 May 2018

Cricket: Chennai's Lungi pleasantly surprised by pace-friendly Pune track

NEW DELHI Fast bowlers usually have uncharitable words to describe Indian wickets but Lungi Ngidi was full of praise for the Pune surface where he wrecked Kings XI Punjab on Sunday in a stellar display of pace bowling in the batsman-dominated format.

20 May 2018

Cricket: Fancied Royal Challengers Bangalore pay price for brittle middle order

NEW DELHI Individual brilliance notwithstanding, cricket remains a team sport and the fancied Royal Challengers Bangalore discovered that the hard way as they exited the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoff race after yet another middle-order meltdown.

18 May 2018

Cricket: 'Spiderman' de Villiers defies gravity with stunning catch

NEW DELHI AB de Villiers seems to make it a habit of being spectacular in whatever he does on a cricket field and the talismanic South African's gravity-defying catch in Thursday's Indian Premier League (IPL) match only added to his legend.

17 May 2018

Cricket: Bumrah enhances death-overs reputation to keep Mumbai alive

NEW DELHI Jasprit Bumrah may not have exactly set alight this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) but the 24-year-old showed his death-overs prowess once again to keep Mumbai Indians alive in the playoff race.

13 May 2018

Cricket: Bench-warming to heart-warming, Lamichhane realises IPL dream

NEW DELHI Sandeep Lamichhane spent 11 matches warming the Delhi Daredevils bench in this season's Indian Premier League (IPL) and the spin bowler's patience was finally rewarded when the Nepalese teenager made an impressive tournament debut on Saturday.

12 May 2018

Cricket: Stokes goes from MVP to Royal disappointment in IPL

NEW DELHI Fourth months after splashing out $1.97 million to secure the services of Ben Stokes, Rajasthan Royals cannot be faulted for regretting the splurge as they struggle to stay afloat in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL).

04 May 2018

Cricket: Kirsten sees recovering Australia as genuine World Cup contenders

NEW DELHI Australia may still be dealing with the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal but World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten has no doubts they will bounce back and be challenging for one-day cricket's most coveted trophy next year.

26 Apr 2018

Cricket: England begin 2019 World Cup quest against South Africa

Hosts England will begin their quest for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title against perennial under-achievers South Africa on May 30 next year with Lord's staging the final on July 14, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday.


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