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England wins Multan thriller to clinch historic series in Pakistan

England pulled off a series-clinching 26-run victory against Pakistan in the dramatic second test in Multan on Monday in a fresh vindication of their highly entertaining brand of cricket. A week after pulling off a memorable victory in the series opener in Rawalpindi, Ben Stokes and his men prevailed in…

Azeem Rafiq set to leave England shores after abuse and…

Azeem Rafiq, whose allegations of racism at Yorkshire led to a series of reviews into the culture of the sport, is leaving England to protect his family from abuse and intimidation. (More Sports News) In 2020, the 31-year-old opened up about an "institutionally racist culture" at Yorkshire, including by former…

High-profile England cricketer being probed for using racist slur P***…

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is believed to be investigating a ‘high-profile’ player following claims that he hurled racist slurs at his former team-mate years ago.According to a Sportsmail report, the player in the eye of the latest storm hitting English cricket used the derogatory word P*** against…

England cricket board reports more progress to promote equity across…

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday (29) set out the continued progress that cricket is making in its commitment to promote equity, diversity and inclusion, at all levels of the game. Since the announcement of cricket’s game-wide action plan in November 2021, the ECB has continued to…

Ben Stokes’ infectious love for the game will eventually see…

To say English Test cricket was a mess before the organization went through root and branch reform in the spring of 2022, would, to say the least, be putting it mildly. Indeed, England had only recorded one win in 17 attempts before the Black Caps jetted into London Heathrow Airport…

‘Ben Stokes. ODIs. It’s been an honour’: Cricket fraternity hails…

Wishes and tributes poured in from all corners to praise the legacy that Ben Stokes built and left as one of the finest all-rounders announced his retirement from One-Day international cricket. Stokes has played 104 ODI matches and is set to end his international career in the format on his…

Viral Pic: Young girl gifted India cap, England jersey after…

Bumrah's match-winning spell and Rohit Sharma's half-century helped India gain a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. During the course of his innings, Rohit hit five massive six and one of those shots hit a six-year-old girl, Meera Salvi, on the head. The match was temporarily halted and media…

With players like Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, you’ll see more…

ENGLAND cricketer Moeen Ali has said that the participation of British Asians in football at the professional level is minuscule in the country, according to a report. Asian involvement in UK cricket is healthy even in the backdrop of allegations by former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq in which he claimed…

Michael Vaughan steps down from his commentary role with BBC…

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has decided to step back from his commentary at BBC amid the "ongoing dialogue" around him for making racist comments ahead of a Yorkshire cricket game in 2009. Vaughan believes his decision to step down is the best thing for the game of cricket.…

Michael Vaughan’s return for coverage of cricket described by BBC…

In the wake of the Yorkshire racism scandal, members of BBC staff have written a letter condemning the broadcaster’s decision to stand by Michael Vaughan, who allegedly said to a group of players of Asian ethnicity in 2009 that there were “too many of your lot” at the county and…

Britain will soon face the biggest rail strike in decades:…

Britain's railway network faces its biggest strike action in more than three decades later this month in a row over pay as inflation erodes earnings, a union has announced. Rail union RMT said more than 50,000 workers will take part in a three-day national strike coinciding with major events including…

Top 5 overseas performers of IPL 2022

The IPL 2022 season came close, with Gujarat Titans winning their first title. The performances of several Indian players in the IPL have amazed all. Similarly, the performances of overseas players have also been impressive. On the field, they performed and left their mark as well. Watching these crickets playing…

McCullum to turn England Test cricket’s fortunes around

FORMER New Zealand great Brendon McCullum Friday (13) admitted to "bittersweet" emotions when he agreed to take on the role of turning around England's cricket fortunes. The 40-year-old, renowned for a "smash or crash" approach during his 101-Test career, which only ended six years ago, was Thursday (12) named as…

Sachin, Kohli hail Warne ‘the greatest’

INDIAN cricketers past and present from Virat Kohli to Sachin Tendulkar led tributes Friday (4) to Shane Warne after the Australian spin maestro died suddenly of a heart attack at 52. "Life is so fickle and unpredictable. I cannot process the passing of this great of our sport and also…

England cleared to play after multiple Covid-19 cases hit camp

ENGLAND'S cricket team were cleared to play the second day of the third Ashes Test in Melbourne on Monday (27) after two members of support staff and two of their family members were forced to isolate after testing positive for Covid-19. A team spokesman initially reported only one positive test…

BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves…

BT Sport has said it will not use former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan in its upcoming coverage of the Ashes series following allegations of racism made by Azeem Rafiq. English cricket has been rocked by racism revelations from Pakistan-born Rafiq. He recently gave harrowing testimony to lawmakers in which…

Former players allege ‘institutional racism’ at Cricket Scotland

CRICKET SCOTLAND is "institutionally racist", Scotland's all-time highest wicket-taker Majid Haq has claimed. His former teammate Qasim Sheikh has also alleged the cricket body of racism during his career. Both the former players have called for an independent inquiry as the duo was treated differently to their teammates of the…

Ebony Rainford-Brent reveals racist hate letter

FORMER England cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent revealed on Wednesday (17) she had received hate mail with racist abuse where the sender had asked her to "leave our country". Rainford-Brent, the first Black woman to play for England when she made her debut in 2001 aged 17, shared an image of the…

English cricket can be ‘stronger’ after racism row – ECB…

England cricket chief Tom Harrison said on Friday (5) he was braced for an "uncomfortable" few months but believes the game will emerge stronger after the Azeem Rafiq racism affair. Former player Rafiq accused Yorkshire of failing to deal with abuse he suffered while at the county, saying he had…

British Asian Trust spending £2m to help Pakistan women

DIASPORA-led international development organisation British Asian Trust is investing £2 million match funding it received from the UK government to help Pakistan’s women whose livelihoods have been impacted by Covid-19. It received the state financial support for its Women’s Economic Empowerment programme which aims at equipping women with the skills…

Golf and beach okayed for England cricketers on Ashes tour

ENGLAND cricketers will be able to go to the beach and play golf under protocols agreed for the upcoming Ashes tour, which Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley said on Monday (11) was never seriously in doubt. The England and Wales Cricket Board gave "conditional approval" to the trip late last…

England give conditional approval for Ashes tour to Australia

THE England cricket team will tour Australia for their five-Test Ashes series beginning in December subject to several critical conditions being met before they travel, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday (8). "Over recent weeks we have made excellent progress in moving forward on the England…

England cricket chairman steps down after Pakistan criticism

THE England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Thursday (7) that chairman Ian Watmore was stepping down with immediate effect, following criticism of the decision to cancel a tour of Pakistan. Watmore, 63, has reached a "mutual agreement" with the board to leave his role following the end of the…

England cricketers would tour Pakistan, says Mushtaq Ahmed

FORMER spinner Mushtaq Ahmed believes that England's cricketers would happily tour Pakistan and says his country deserved better having travelled the other way at the height of the pandemic. Ahmed, who has a foot in both camps after serving as England's spin-bowling coach in 2009-2015, voiced his frustration to AFP…

Gloucestershire apologise to former England cricketer over racist abuse

ENGLISH county cricket club Gloucestershire have apologised "unreservedly" to retired Test bowler David Lawrence for failing to investigate incidents of racist abuse he suffered while playing for them. Lawrence recounted the incidents in a Sky Sports documentary about the experiences of black cricket players and officials in England and Wales…

England players had no role in Pakistan pullout decision

ENGLAND cricketers had no role in the team's decision to abandon their tour of Pakistan next month, the players' union has said. New Zealand returned home from Pakistan after abruptly abandoning their tour minutes before the opening fixture in Rawalpindi, citing a security alert from their government. England followed suit…

Atherton questions ECB decision to cancel Pakistan tour

FORMER captain Michael Atherton says it was strange that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) called off the Pakistan tour, citing players' welfare but allowed them a three-month window to play the IPL. In a scathing assessment of the ECB's decision, Atherton said it was worse than India's recent…

‘Safety is paramount’: Reactions to NZ abandoning Pakistan series

New Zealand abandoned their limited-overs series in Pakistan on Friday after receiving a security alert, with the tourists "unilaterally suspending" all their scheduled matches. The following are the reactions to the tour being abandoned: PAKISTAN CRICKET BOARD (PCB) "PCB is willing to continue the scheduled matches. However, cricket lovers in…

ECB chief Harrison says IPL not to blame for India…

England cricket chief Tom Harrison said the looming restart of the lucrative Indian Premier League had no part to play in the dramatic cancellation of the fifth Test between England and India on Friday. The final game of an absorbing series was called off just over two hours before the…

England team to visit Pakistan after 16 years

PAKISTAN cricket authorities on Friday (13) confirmed that the England cricket team will play two Twenty20 internationals in October on their first tour of the country since 2005. "The England men's side will visit Pakistan in October for two Twenty20 internationals. Both matches will be played at the Pindi Cricket…

Robinson returns after racism row as England name squad for…

OLLIE ROBINSON was recalled to the England squad on Wednesday (21) for next month's first two Tests against India following a Twitter racism row that overshadowed his international debut. Robinson received an eight-game ban, with five deferred, for racist and sexist tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013 that came…

EXCLUSIVE: New rules will test bowlers in the Hundred, says…

THE HUNDRED is all set to turn the cricket fever on this summer in England as the franchise-based tournament involving eight men’s and women’s teams kicks off on July 21. ECB wants the tournament to succeed as England cricket’s big names such as Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Joe Root and…

India’s Harleen Deol’s ‘sensational catch’ goes viral

INDIA's Harleen Deol took a sensational catch at the long-off boundary in the opening T20I against England Women on Friday (9). It immediately became a talking point on social media though Indian women lost the match by 18 runs (DLS method). While fielding at long-off, Deol pulled off an absolute…

The Hundred’s coverage plan launched

WITH a vision to attract younger crowd and marketing the game, cricket's brand new franchise-based tournament, The Hundred begins July 21, as BBC announced its broadcast plan in a media launch on Wednesday (30). The first match of The Hundred - a women's fixture between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals…

Vaughan, Pietersen slam possibility of families not travelling with England…

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes the iconic Ashes series should be cancelled if families are not allowed to travel with the players for the four-month long tour of Australia due to strict COVID-19 protocols. According to a report in the UK media, there is still uncertainty whether families of…

Warwickshire County to celebrate Pakistan culture at Edgbaston

WHEN Pakistan and England take the field at Edgbaston in the third ODI of their bilateral series on July 13, the Warwickshire County Cricket Club intends to make it an occasion to celebrate the Pakistan culture. Its CEO Stuart Cain said it will be an opportunity to celebrate the UK’s…

ECB promises ‘appropriate action’ over England players’ tweets

THE England and Wales Cricket Board has promised to take "relevant and appropriate action" after questions were raised publicly about historical tweets from several England players. Fast bowler Ollie Robinson has been ruled out of England's second Test against New Zealand starting at Edgbaston on Thursday (10) after historical tweets…

Second England player investigated for historical ‘offensive’ social media posts

A second England cricketer is being investigated for historical "offensive" social media posts, Wisden.com reported on Monday (7). Wisden said it had uncovered a racist tweet but chose not to disclose the identity of the player because he was under 16 when it was posted. "It has been brought to…

Pay dispute: Sri Lankan cricketers agree to tour England after…

SRI LANKA'S players have set aside a pay dispute with national cricket chiefs until the upcoming England tour is over, after being threatened with bans of up to three years if they did not play. The cricket board has cut fees for 24 national players by up to 40 per…

Khawaja asks Australia to look at England cricket team as…

BATSMAN Usman Khawaja is working with Cricket Australia to ensure more South Asian representation in his adopted country's cricketing ecosystem, about a decade after becoming the first muslim cricketer to wear the baggy green. When he made his international debut at the SCG, his home ground, in an Ashes Test…

More thought needs to go into women’s game: Isa Guha

Former England cricketer Isa Guha on Sunday said disparities still existed between men's and women's cricket but expressed optimism that the Indian women's team will do as good as their their celebrated male counterparts if "equal amount of thought" goes into it. In a couple of tweets, she pointed out…

India could struggle in World Test Championship final: Panesar

Former England spinner Monty Panesar feels New Zealand will hold the edge over India in the World Test Championship final if conditions favour fast bowling at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Panesar feels that if the rainy and cold weather in UK at the moment stays that way for the…

England’s Archer back training but IPL stint uncertain

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been cleared to return to training, it was announced Tuesday, after he had surgery to remove a fragment of glass from his finger last month. But just how much of a part the Sussex quick will play in this year's edition of the Indian…

England cricket team willing to boycott social media, says Stuart…

STUART BROAD said England cricket team would be prepared to boycott social media if the players wanted to take a stand against online racist abuse. His teammates Jofra Archer and Moeen Ali have been subject of abuse on social media recently and Broad said he is more than ready to…

Archer will not be rushed back from injury: Rajasthan’s Sangakkara

RAJASTHAN ROYALS will not rush Jofra Archer back from injury but hope the England fast bowler will play some part in their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign this season, team director Kumar Sangakkara said. Archer underwent surgery to remove a glass fragment from a tendon on his right hand last week…

Moeen Ali’s father Munir ‘hurt and shocked’ by Taslima Nasreen’s…

MOEEN ALI's father said he was "hurt and shocked" to learn about the remarks that Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen made about his son in a Twitter post. “If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join Islamic State (Daesh),” she had tweeted. Reacting…

Jofra Archer hits out at Taslima Nasreen for her comment…

ENGLAND cricketer Jofra Archer has hits out at Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen for her comment that his team-mate Moeen Ali could have joined ISIS. Nasreen commented on Twitter that England all-rounder Moeen would have become a terrorist if not for cricket. In a post later deleted, she wrote: "If Moeen…

Let’s not schedule international cricket when biggest show unfolds: Pietersen…

The cricket Boards should realise that IPL is the 'the biggest show in town' and no international game should be scheduled during the course of the T20 event, thinks former England captain Kevin Pietersen. Some English players are reportedly in a dilemma about their participation in the Indian Premier League…

England cricketers will benefit from playing IPL ahead of T20…

The increased participation of English players in the IPL, where there is constant pressure to perform, will benefit them during the T20 World Cup to be held in India later this year, reckons star all-rounder Ben Stokes. Over the years more and more English players have chosen to take part…

England’s Buttler hails ‘pioneer’ Morgan after 100th T20

Match-winner Jos Buttler praised England captain Eoin Morgan as a "pioneer" after his landmark 100th Twenty20 appearance in Tuesday's victory over India. Buttler, whose unbeaten 83 eclipsed India skipper Virat Kohli's swashbuckling 77, said Morgan was an inspiration to up-and-coming England cricketers. Morgan, 34, has revamped England's approach to limited-overs…

Leach says no pitch talk, England focussed on improving

Spinner Jack Leach said on Monday England are not obsessed by the state of the pitches in India but are keen to learn from their two-day defeat before the final Test starts this week. Joe Root's England went down by 10 wickets in less than two full days on a…

Celebrities, doctors urge people to do lung cancer checks in…

CELEBRITIES and doctors urge people to get checked for lung cancer if they test negative for Covid-19 but have a cough for more than three weeks. In a new film, Sir Andrew Strauss, the ex-England cricket captain, who lost his wife to lung cancer, and television presenter Gaby Roslin, who…

Inconsistency in spin department biggest issue for England: Nasser Hussain

England need not moan about the condition of Indian pitches and instead rectify inconsistency in their spin department if they want positive results in the remaining two Tests against India, feels former captain Naseer Hussain. Hussain said Dom Bess' inability to maintain length has been the biggest issue for England,…

Our top 10 British Asian heroes – Roots & Rhymes…

RDB: Mastered the northern desi sound at the turn of the century and continued to do so for well over 10 years. Growing up in the same community as these three brothers from Bradford, they were an inspiration and were the first artists within British-Asian music to market themselves as…

Joe Root says ‘difficult decision’ to opt out of IPL

Joe Root on Friday said he remains "desperate" to play the Indian Premier League but his commitment to England cricket remains top priority. Root opted out of this year's IPL auctions scheduled on February 18. Eight overseas players including Australia's Steve Smith got a top base price of $275,000. "It…

Survey shows widespread racism in English cricket, players to attend…

England cricketers―both men and women―will undergo anti-racism training courses this year after a survey revealed that more than one-third of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) players have faced the prejudice in the game. According to a report in The Telegraph the courses will cover dressing room culture, raise awareness…

Sri Lanka to welcome back tourists, but with strict Covid-19…

Sri Lanka will reopen its borders to foreign tourists this week after a 10-month hiatus, officials said on Monday (18), with travellers subject to tough Covid-19 protocols. The announcement came despite a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths, as authorities sought to revive a once-lucrative tourism sector devastated by the…

England cricketers exempt from UK travel ban, says Sri Lanka

The England team will be allowed to fly to Sri Lanka despite flights from Britain being suspended because of a new coronavirus strain, the island's cricket authorities said Wednesday. England are due to arrive in Sri Lanka on January 3 for two Tests -- played without spectators -- in Galle…

England cricketer Adil Rashid, uncle receive honorary doctorates from the…

ENGLAND and Yorkshire cricketer Adil Rashid, his uncle and community ambassador Javed Bashir have received honorary doctorates from the University of Bradford. Rashid was born in Bradford in 1988 and is only the third Yorkshire-born Asian to play first-team cricket for Yorkshire and the first of Pakistani-origin. He is being recognised…

England decision to tour Pakistan a ‘massive moment’ for cricket

England will tour Pakistan next year for the first time since a 2009 attack by gunmen on the visiting Sri Lankan team in a move hailed by England cricket authorities as "a significant moment". England will play two Twenty20 internationals in Karachi on October 14 and 15 in their first…

‘Terrorism to tourism’: England cricket trip gives Pakistan a boost

The return of England's cricket team to Pakistan next year, their first visit since a deadly attack on Sri Lanka's team, is a vote of confidence in the country's improved security –- but challenges remain, analysts say. Cricket-obsessed Pakistan spent a decade in international sporting isolation after gunmen targeted the…

Second innings for Boycott’s cricket gear in online auction

By Amit Roy ENGLAND and Yorkshire legend Sir Geoffrey Boy­cott is selling off part of his cricket memorabilia, including a bat inscribed, “Used by me on 11th Aug 1977 at Headingley, Leeds England v Aus­tralia when I scored my 100th century”. It reads on: “Eventually I was out for 191…

Azeem Rafiq to appear in a ‘racial diversity’ documentary series

PAKISTAN-ORIGIN former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq will appear in a documentary series commissioned by Cricket Australia about experiences of suffering racial abuse. A few months ago, Rafiq,29, in an interview with Taha Hashim of Wisden revealed how he experienced racism during his stint at the Yorkshire County Cricket club. He…

Peerages for two British Asians

TWO British Asian men have featured on the list of 36 nominees elevated to the House of Lords. While Aamer A. Sarfraz, is a social entrepreneur and treasurer of the Conservative Party, was part of the dissolution peerages list, academic Prem Sikka was nominated by former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Sarfraz…

London’s Community Kitchen launches ‘Make Harrow Smile’ fundraiser

CHARITY organisation London’s Community Kitchen started the 'Make Harrow Smile' fundraiser on Monday (22) to raise awareness for the organisation and to raise the much needed funds to continue their work and spread positivity throughout the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The campaign was launched on June 19 with the…

England cricketers pitch in with donations, voluntary pay cuts

England's centrally contracted male cricketers will donate £500,000 to the Board and charities while their women's team counterparts have volunteered to take a three-month pay cut amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the players' association said. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said the season will not start before May…

Bradford basks in glory of ‘most improved city’

By Nadeem Badshah THE drive of local entrepreneurs and curry restaurants has led to Bradford being named the UK’s most improved city, experts believe. The West Yorkshire city was once notorious for race riots in 2001, a long-delayed shopping centre and high levels of unemployment. However, research by PricewaterhouseCoopers and…

NZ spinner Patel links with England team as coach

Former New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel has been appointed on a short-term coaching contract for the England cricket team for their tours of South Africa and Sri Lanka. The 39-year-old Patel has retired from his almost two-decade first-class career with Wellington in New Zealand to take up the spin bowling…

England cricketer called a terrorist after missing tour

An England cricketer of Pakistani heritage said he was called a terrorist after missing a tour earlier this year. Pace bowler Saqib Mahmood, who was named in the England Test and Twenty20 squads to tour New Zealand later this year, said he missed the England A squad's tour of India…

Panesar receives Pride of Punjab honour

Former England cricketer Monty Panesar was honoured at an event earlier this month for raising the profile of the Punjabi community in the UK. Panesar, the first Sikh to play for England’s national team, was awarded the ‘Pride of Punjab’ certificate at an event to mark the 91st anniversary of…

Monty: I was in denial about my mental health

by AMIT ROY FORMER England cricketer Monty Panesar has urged the British Asian community not to be misled by false notions of beizatee or izzat (honour), but instead seek help if they experience mental health problems – as he himself should have done. His advice was: “Don’t isolate yourself. Isolation…

Barnie Choudhury: ‘We must challenge and confront dog-whistle politics’

by BARNIE CHOUDHURY Former BBC journalist NO MATTER how old your son or daughter, you don’t want to see or hear them cry in pain. It’s absolutely heart-breaking, and worse when you cannot physically comfort them. So, when Olivia, our Leicester-born, Cambridge-educated and absolutely resilient 22-year-old rang in tears, we…

Prime minister Theresa May hosts victorious England cricket team

Prime minister Theresa May hosted the World Cup-winning England cricket team in the garden of her Downing Street residence on Monday (15), describing their win as "one of the great sporting spectacles of our time". England ended their 44-year wait for a first 50-overs world title by beating New Zealand…

‘Boardrooms have to be representative of the communities they serve,’…

If things had gone differently, Wasim Khan would now be the director of the England cricket team. Instead, the current Leicestershire chief executive will head-off to Lahore, Pakistan to take up the intriguing, yet daunting role of head of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Khan, who is the only chief…

ECB: Engaging with British South Asian communities

by TOM HARRISON, CEO of England Cricket Board (ECB) BACK in May I was pleased to see “English cricket’s game-changer” as the front-page headline of the Eastern Eye. It heralded the ECB’s action plan to widen cricket’s appeal with south Asian communities. Six months on, it’s fair to say that…

India and England Unite to Unveil Khadi Poppy

The Indian and England cricket teams united to recognise the role of Indian soldiers during the First World War as part of a British armed forces charity’s movement, with the two squad captains, Virat Kohli and Joe Root, wearing a unique poppy made from khadi. Khadi is the handwoven cotton…

Farbrace: Jadeja is exceptional, we’re happy he played just last…

India's Ravindra Jadeja is an exceptional cricketer and England are happy that he featured only in the fifth and final Test, said the home team's assistant coach Paul Farbrace. Coming into bat at number 8, Jadeja scored his ninth Test half-century to rescue India from 160-6 to 292 in the…

India and England cricket teams unite to unveil Khadi poppy

The Indian and England cricket teams have united to recognise the role of Indian soldiers during the First World War as part of a British armed forces charity's movement, with the two squad captains, Virat Kohli and Joe Root, wearing a unique poppy made out of Khadi. Khadi is the…

Football coaches hope initiatives can open doors for British Asians

by LAUREN CODLING LEADING Asian football coaches have welcomed initiatives to “address the inequalities” within the game after the Football Association (FA) was criticised for a lack of BAME (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic) coaches in the England set-up for this month’s World Cup. The responses come as England manager Gareth…

ECB unveils Action Plan aimed to revolutionise cricket for British…

By Sarwar Alam ECB action plan designed to widen south Asian appeal A NEW initiative by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) aims to increase the game’s appeal among south Asians and “transform” the game in the community, with the project’s head, Lord Pa­tel of Bradford, describing it as…

5 Bollywood films showcasing father-son relation

Paa This film is based on a rare genetic condition known as progeria and places emphasis on a father-son relationship. Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, in real life, are father and son respectively, but in Paa, they played opposite roles. Amitabh Bachchan received his third National Film Award for Best…

Pakistan invites England cricket team back after 13 years

Pakistan's interior minister has invited the England cricket team to tour the country for the first time since 2005, after a successful visit by the West Indies amid improved security boosted hopes of an international revival. A visit by a major Test-playing nation such as England would be hugely significant,…

Inaugural Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards launches National Nominations

A host of MPs, celebrities and key members of the Asian restaurant and catering fraternity were on hand to launch the inaugural Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA), the most prestigious celebration of South Asian cuisine in the UK, at the House of Lords in January. ARTA will pay homage…

Kohli and Team India celebrate India-UK cricketing ties at Lord’s

By Amit Roy Skipper Virat Kohli and the other members of the Indian cricket team attended a reception held their honour on Monday (12) in the historic Long Room at Lord’s. The party to celebrate India-England cricketing ties was hosted by the Indian High Commissioner Yash Sinha and his wife…

Everyone wants to see an India-England final, says Virat Kohli

Done with the tough part of making it through the league phase, Indian captain Virat Kohli says opposition hardly matters in the Champions Trophy semi-final and final even though an India-England final is what everybody seems to want. The Indian cricket captain was joined by some of his teammates, including…

Bangladesh: War games ahead of England cricket battle

Bangladeshi army commandos abseiled into the national stadium on October 6 in a show of strength designed to reassure England’s cricketers over their security on the eve of the opening ODI of their controversial tour. More than a dozen commandos scaled down ropes from helicopters hovering over the nets at…