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Indian cricketer Axar Patel marries long-time girlfriend Meha Patel in…

Team India all-rounder Axar Patel tied the nuptial knot with his best friend and long-time girlfriend Meha Patel in a private ceremony in Vadodara, Gujarat, on January 26. Axar, who took a leave from his national team commitments for family reasons, married his fiancé a year after he got engaged…

‘People enjoying my content feels good’

SOME of the most exciting young creative talent emerging in India are not from the worlds of film, music or television, but Gen Z digital content creators like Naveen Singh, who is carving out his own path online. The 20-year-old from Delhi, popularly known as ‘Bihari Ladka’, has drawn in…

Women’s IPL franchises fetch $572 million for Indian board

The world's most affluent cricket board, India, got further richer by $572.72 million after unveiling five franchises for an Indian Premier League-style T20 tournament for the women on Wednesday. Since 2018, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has been staging a three-team Women's T20 Challenge alongside the hugely popular IPL for…

INTERVIEW: Quality education that women get in UK is something…

For Chayn Sanjay Kohli, a second-year BSc student in Management at Warwick Business School, her journey towards gender equality and women’s empowerment started during a football league in Mumbai, her home town some years ago. At the football event, women players between 18 and 35 had taken part and since…

Don’t understand what you mean by my return: Rohit Sharma…

Rohit slammed the broadcasters for displaying visuals that suggest he has been underperforming and refuted talks surrounding his form while addressing a press conference in Indore on Tuesday (24). Rohit looked in supreme touch in the third ODI against New Zeland and brought up his 30th ODI ton, his first…

Cricket Scotland CEO denies stereotyping ethnic minorities

Cricket Scotland’s chief executive officer Gordon Arthur has denied his comments on barriers ethnic minorities faced in cricket had racist connotations. He told the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee of Scottish Parliament that he had the cricket administrator’s new chairman Anjan Luthra in mind when he made the remark.In…

The first priority is to get 100 percent fit: Jadeja

Star India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who is making a return to competitive cricket after close to six months, on Monday said his first priority is to get "100 percent" match fit ahead of the crucial Test series against Australia. "I am feeling good to be back on the field. Very…

Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan in February: Senior PML-N…

Pakistan's deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to return to the country next month to end his over three-year self-exile in the United Kingdom, some senior leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said on Thursday. Punjab province Governor Baligur Rehman of PML-N said Nawaz's daughter and PML-N chief organiser…

Shubman Gill smashes double ton in 1st ODI against New…

Indian batter Shubman Gill smashed a double century on Wednesday, becoming the youngest player to do so. The stylish batter accomplished this in the first ODI between India and New Zealand at Hyderabad on Wednesday. In the match, Gill scored 208 in just 149 balls. His knock was decorated with…

Pakistan captain Babar Azam lands in fresh row as internet…

Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam is not having the best of time on the ground as his team has faced some humiliating losses at home of late, including a 0-3 defeat against England in Tests but now it seems the ace batter has courted a serious off-the-ground controversy as well.…

Viacom 18 bags women’s IPL media rights for $117 million

Viacom 18 will pay 9.51 billion Indian rupees ($117 million) for the media rights of the women's Indian Premier League (IPL) for the next five years, the country's cricket board (BCCI) announced on Monday. Viacom 18 outbid Disney Star, Sony and Zee among other broadcasters in a closed-bid auction in…

Ashwin backs Shami, asks why so many taboos for Mankading

Star India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said it's surprising to see so many "taboos" regarding the 'Mankad' form of dismissal and asked why bowlers are always subjected to different "treatments".Veteran India pacer Mohammed Shami had tried to run out Dasun Shanaka at non-striker's end when the batter left the crease while…

Not cricket: India-England test series in table tennis likely this…

Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF) is mulling a marquee Test series between fierce rivals India and England this year as part of its measures to promote the racket sport in member countries. The CTTF, led by chairman Vivek Kohli, was not able to organise events in the last three years…

Cricket Hall of Fame, US, endorses India’s Road Safety World…

In a first since 1981, Cricket Hall of Fame (CHOF) has endorsed the Road Safety World Series, a T20 cricket league played in India by former players to create awareness towards road safety in India and around the globe. In a meeting held virtually among the CHOF board members in…

Australia pull out from Afghanistan ODI series, Rashid threatens BBL…

Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday decided to withdraw from the upcoming ODI series against Afghanistan due to Taliban's growing restrictions on women and girls in that country and in retaliation, ACB and star player Rashid Khan threatened to boycott the Big Bash League. While Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) described CA's…

Standing up for talented females

BBC ASIAN NETWORK listeners will know about the winning personality of popular radio presenter Noreen Khan. The radio and TV host has taken that infectious energy onto the live circuit as a stand-up comedian and entertained audiences around the UK. Her biggest triumph has been spearheading the path-breaking Ladies Of…

Did cult group ‘Born Again’s influence lead to Sri Lanka’s…

A five-member Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) panel did not find any conclusive evidence to suggest that the dismal performance of its national team in the T20 World Cup in Australia had to do with the selection process being hugely influenced by the cult group 'Born Again'. In its ruling, the…

Leicester violence: Police release images of men wanted for questioning

Leicestershire Police have released images of 10 men and sought public help to identify them as the investigation into the serious disorder during last autumn has continued.Detectives believe questioning the men in the bodycam images would help them make further headway into the investigation.About 100 people have so far been…

Imran Khan asks military to refrain from ‘political engineering’ in…

Pakistan's ousted prime minister Imran Khan has asked the powerful establishment to refrain from "political engineering" in the general elections later this year as he asserted that his party is the only party that can pull the cash-strapped country out of the current economic quagmire. Addressing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)…

Delayed debut, struggles made me hungrier: Surya

Suryakumar Yadav was well past 30 when he made his India debut, but the swashbuckling batter says his belated selection had only strengthened his resolve and made him even hungrier to succeed in top-flight. Surya produced yet another incredible knock in the shortest format - a 51-ball 112 not out…

Lord Patel to step down as Yorkshire chairman in March

Lord Kamlesh Patel will step down from his role as Yorkshire County Cricket Club chairman in March, the club said on Friday. Patel, 62, took over from Roger Hutton in November 2021 with the club in crisis and was tasked with navigating them through a racism scandal involving Azeem Rafiq.…

Asian Cricket Council slams PCB Chairman Najam Sethi’s comment targeting…

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Friday slammed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi over the comments made by him targeting Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president Jay Shah following the announcement of ACC Calendar 2023-24 and the pathway structure.…

‘Studying Britain’s past will help shape its future’

CHRISTMAS DAY was the first time that a king’s speech has been televised to the nation. King Charles’s Christmas message took care to acknowledge the economic anxieties many people are facing, praised the contribution of public services and the civic spirit shared across faiths in modern Britain. This tradition began…

India, Pakistan in same group for Asia Cup 2023 as…

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan are in the same group for the Asia Cup 2023, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president Jay Shah confirmed on Thursday. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president Jay Shah on Thursday announced the cricket calendar of the…

Imran Khan alleges former Army chief Gen (retd.) Bajwa wanted…

In a fresh attack on Gen (retd.) Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Imran Khan has alleged that the former army chief wanted to have him murdered and impose a state of emergency in the country. Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, made the startling allegation during…

‘He is a fighter’: Shah Rukh Khan wishes Rishabh Pant…

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, on Wednesday, sent good wishes to cricketer Rishabh Pant for his speedy recovery. During an #AskSRK session on Twitter, a user asked the 'Chak De India' actor," Please send good wishes to Rishabh pant for his speedy recovery." To which he replied, "Inshaallah he will…

Rishabh Pant airlifted to Mumbai, set to undergo surgery: BCCI

Star India batter Rishabh Pant is all set to "undergo surgery for ligament tears", the BCCI stated on Wednesday, effectively ruling him out of competitive cricket for an indefinite period. Pant has been airlifted from a Dehradun hospital to Mumbai where he will undergo extensive treatment for ligament injuries in…

What is Dexa scan, the new Indian cricket team’s selection…

Ahead of the upcoming 2023 ODI World Cup, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to increase the focus on players’ fitness and has thus, reintroduced the Yo-Yo test and Dexa scans as criteria for the selection of the Indian national team. India is set to…

India’s Bumrah included in ODI squad to face Sri Lanka

India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has recovered from a back injury and has been included in the one-day international (ODI squad to play Sri Lanka in a three-match series this month, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Tuesday. Bumrah has been out of action since September due to a…

Windrush 75th anniversary sees huge support from British society: ‘Like…

The 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush in the UK, which marked a key moment in the country's history of migration, is a "Diamond Jubilee for modern, diverse Britain", according to campaigners. Voices from across British society – from sport and culture to politics, faith and business…

Cricket-BCCI to increase focus on player fitness ahead of ODI…

India's cricket board (BCCI) will increase its focus on player fitness and consider who has played a substantial domestic season when making selections for the national team, it said on Sunday following a review meeting ahead of the 2023 World Cup. The board said that the National Cricket Academy will…

Cricketer Rishabh Pant’s condition improves, shifted from ICU to private…

Cricketer Rishabh Pant has been shifted from the ICU to the private ward of the Max Hospital in Dehradun, the capital of India's northern state of Uttarakhand, following an improvement in his condition. He was shifted to the private ward on Sunday evening as his condition improved but the pain…

Praying for your speedy recovery: Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan to Rishabh…

Star Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan extended his wishes and prayers to Indian wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who met with a car accident on Friday. Pant escaped the near-fatal accident on Friday with burn injuries among others that will require plastic surgeries and he could be airlifted to Delhi if required. He…

India vs Pakistan Test: MCC and Victoria government inquire about…

The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) has expressed interest in hosting a Test match between India and Pakistan after successfully organising the marquee T20 World Cup clash between the two sides earlier this year. MCC, which manages the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the Victoria government have recently inquired with Cricket Australia…

Rishabh Pant car accident: Cricketer dozed off while driving, says…

India cricketer Rishabh Pant fell asleep while driving from Delhi to Roorkee that caused his car to collide with a divider on the Narsan border of Roorkee near Hammadpur Jhal in northern state of Uttarakhand, police said. The cricketer has been admitted to a hospital in Dehradun with injuries on…

Hate crime inquiry after man defecates in Azeem Rafiq’s garden…

The South Yorkshire police on Thursday (29) issued the CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a hate crime inquiry launched after a man defecated in cricketer Azeem Rafiq's garden. The incident happened in the front garden of an address on Gawber Road in…

Yorkshire racism trial to be held in public as ECB…

The trial into the allegations of racism in Yorkshire cricket will be held in public, a key demand from the club’s former player Azeem Rafiq.Michael Vaughan and Matthew Hoggard and five other former England stars accused of racism had opposed a public hearing of the case, but the Cricket Discipline…

Instead of doing a lot of quantity, I did a…

Suryakumar Yadav has been a trailblazer who has taken cricket’s shortest format by storm. Inarguably, India’s first true-blue T20 superstar, Surya has now trained his eyes on being successful in longer formats but without changing the essence of his batsmanship. In an exclusive interview with PTI, ‘SKY’ spoke about his…

Leicester violence: 12 men arrested as police review CCTV visuals

Police said that they have arrested 12 men aged between 25 and 42 this month in connection with the communal clashes in east of Leicester during August and September. Leicestershire Police are now investigating CCTV visuals and the force expect that more arrests will be made into these incidents. The…

UK cricket exports eye boost with India free trade deal

Cricket bat and pad exports from the UK to India could be in line for a big boost if a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries gets finalised, the UK government has said. The Department for International Trade (DIT) issued the update on Saturday following the sixth round…

Anushka Sharma concludes shooting for Chakda ‘Xpress

Bollywood star Anushka Sharma on Monday announced that she has completed filming for her upcoming feature "Chakda 'Xpress", a biopic on former Indian cricket captain Jhulan Goswami. The film, directed by Prosit Roy, traces Goswami's journey as she moves up the ladder despite the hindrances posed by misogynistic politics to…

There was a lot of tension in dressing room: KL…

Stand-in captain KL Rahul stated that the atmosphere in the dressing room was tense during India's run chase in the second innings of the final test against Bangladesh.India were in a spot of bother at 74/7 in the first session of the fourth day with the last recognised batting pair…

England’s Sam Curran snares player pay record at IPL auction

England all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player bought by the money-spinning Indian Premier League on Friday when Punjab Kings paid £1.85 million to bring him back to his debut team. The left-arm quick and attacking middle-order batsman was among a selection of the world's top cricketers going under…

England leave teen spin sensation Rehan Ahmed out of New…

England have decided against taking teenage rising star Rehan Ahmed to New Zealand for their next Test series despite the 18-year-old leg-spinner's dramatic introduction to international cricket. Ahmed became England's youngest men's Test cricketer when he made his debut against Pakistan in Karachi last week, breaking a 73-year-old record set…

Former Pak PM Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan ties knot…

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham Khan has tied the knot with a US-based Pakistani actor and satirist Mirza Bilal. The 49-year-old British-Pakistani journalist, who was married to Khan between 2014 and 2015, announced on Twitter her marriage to Bilal in a simple Nikah ceremony in the US…

Game plan for Asians to play top-level cricket and football

REHAN AHMED’S journey to becoming England’s youngest-ever male Test cricketer is amazing. He is, no doubt, an inspiration. The support he has received from his family, his immediate community and in particular, from Leicestershire County Cricket Club, has been immense. What he has achieved is just reward for the hard…

Ramiz Raja removed as Pakistan Cricket Board chairman; 14-member panel…

Former cricketer Ramiz Raja has been removed as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by the country's government, which has appointed a 14-member committee, headed by Najam Sethi, to run the affairs of the game for the next four months. The Pakistan government, through a notification late on Wednesday,…

EYE SPY: The best of 2022

THE world of performing arts quickly moved on from Covid-19 with an amazing array of wonderful work. Whether it was films, songs, live performances, web serials, stage shows and everything else, top talents made up for lost time and entertained audiences with boundary-breaking projects that offered something new and cool…

Want to use stronger word but dropping Kuldeep is unbelievable:…

Spinner Kuldeep Yadav's surprise exclusion from the playing XI in the second Test against Bangladesh drew strong criticism from the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, who has termed the axe after a stellar show in the series opener as "unbelievable". The 28-year-old left-arm wrist spinner had career-best figures of 5/40 in the…

England tour huge step for bringing cricket to Pakistan: ICC…

ICC CEO Geoff Allardice stated that the recent tour of England to Pakistan was a huge success and was optimistic of future tours to the Asian country being equally triumphant. In 2022, test cricket made rejoicing come back to Pakistan, with successful recent series played there by Australia and England…

Leicester’s bishop calls for ‘robust strategies’ to support migrant integration…

Leicester’s bishop Martyn Snow said the recent unrest in the East Midlands city demonstrated the need for “robust strategies” to support migrant integration. In his first address to the House of Lords during a debate on Britain’s asylum and refugee policy, he said it was “naive” to assume that “cohesive…

Former Pak Army chief Bajwa has lot to tell about…

Pakistan's former Army chief Gen (retd.) Qamar Javed Bajwa has a lot to tell about ousted prime minister Imran Khan, his rise in politics, and how he ran his government, a media report said on Monday. Khan, 70, has been targeting Gen Bajwa ever since his ouster from power in…

Shah Rukh Khan reveals his alternate career plans if he…

Shah Rukh Khan is presently in news for his much-anticipated film Pathaan, which is almost a month away from hitting theatres worldwide. Helmed by Siddharth Anand for Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films, the upcoming action thriller also features Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in lead roles and is expected to…

Pak ex-PM Imran says former Army chief Bajwa was ‘real…

Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Imran Khan said on Friday that he was "completely helpless" as the premier the "real man in power" was former army chief Gen (retd.) Qamar Javed Bajwa, who called all the shots. Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, has been targeting Gen Bajwa and…

Who Are the Three Best and Famous Indian Cricket Players…

In the year 1721, India became the origin of cricket. Players from the towns of Calcutta and Madras in India competed in what is considered to be the first-ever match, which took place in 1864. India's national cricket team is now the most successful in the world, having won two…

Netizens term US Under-19 cricket squad ‘India B team’ – Here’s…

Netizens are amused to see the US women's under-19 cricket Squad for the ICC women's T20 world cup as majority of the players are of Indian-origin. The announcement of the team evoked hilarious response from social media users as many called the US team as 'India B team'. Geetika Kodali…

Leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed to become youngest England Test player

Leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed will become England's youngest-ever Test cricketer when the third and final game against Pakistan begins in Karachi on Saturday, skipper Ben Stokes said. Ahmed will be 18 years and 126 days old when the match begins, beating Brian Close who was 18 years and 149 days old…

No matter what, will stay positive, says Shah Rukh Khan…

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday, while participating in the inaugural ceremony of the 28th International Kolkata Film Festival, emphasized that as negativity has increased social media consumption but individuals like him won't be affected and continue to remain positive. "Social media is often driven by a certain narrowness…

Google’s Most Searched Asian 2022: Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, and…

In the list of most searched Asians on Google in 2022, Bollywood actresses Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, and Priyanka Chopra managed to find a place in the top 10. Interestingly, Kaif, who was most recently seen in Phone Bhoot (2022) alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter, has beaten Bhatt and…

Who is Tyrian White, the girl said to be Pakistan’s…

A top court in Pakistan will take up a petition on December 20 seeking the disqualification of former Prime Minister Imran Khan for "concealing" his alleged daughter's name in the nomination papers. The Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamer Farooq will hear the petition on December 20 filed by a…

Like father, like son; 34 years later Arjun emulates Sachin…

Thirty-four years after Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar scored his maiden first-class century on debut, his son Arjun celebrated the same achievement in the Ranji Trophy on Wednesday. Playing for Goa against Rajasthan, Arjun struck 120 runs off 207 balls, smashing 16 fours and two sixes on day two of…

Mukesh Ambani might bid for Arsenal FC instead of Man…

Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, 10th on Forbes’ rich list with an estimated wealth of £76.6 billion, may bid for English football club Arsenal instead of Manchester United or Liverpool, according to latest reports. Earlier it was reported that Ambani may buy Liverpool and Manchester United when the US owners of…

Me and my family have been driven out of the…

Former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq said cricket is still "in denial" over racism which drove him out of the UK.Rafiq, 31, appeared before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee on Tuesday more than a year after he gave evidence about the racism he faced when he was playing…

Progress has been made in tackling discrimination and making sport…

The hearing of evidence by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee on Tuesday (13) demonstrated why a big overhaul in cricket is required and why achieving that lasting cultural transformation will need sustained action over many years. In a press release the same day, the England and…

‘Husband to Superwoman’: Shoaib Malik’s Instagram bio amid divorce rumours…

It has been a long time since rumours about Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik heading for a divorce have been doing the rounds. Though the couple has not said anything officially, several media outlets report that both are living separately currently and will announce their divorce only after a show…

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…

Could have got to 300: Ishan Kishan

The diminutive Ishan Kishan was delighted to score the fastest double hundred in ODI cricket history but rued about missing out on a golden opportunity to become the first triple centurion in the format. Playing only his 10th ODI, the 24-year-old displayed fearless batting as he shattered Chris Gayle's record…

Ishan Kishan becomes fastest double centurion in ODIs with 210-run…

India's star opener Ishan Kishan smashed the fastest double hundred in ODIs, becoming only the fourth Indian batter to achieve the milestone against Bangladesh in the third ODI here at Zahur Ahmed Chaudhary Stadium, Chattogram on Saturday. With this inning, the opener threw in his hat for the openers slot…

Pakistan dominates 2nd England Test after Abrar Ahmed’s spin magic

Pakistan debutant Abrar Ahmed cast a spell over England Friday, grabbing seven wickets as the tourists were dismissed for 281 on the opening day of the second Test in Multan. The 24-year-old -- nicknamed "Harry Potter" by friends because he wears glasses similar to those of the fictional boy wizard…

Lancashire pacer Saqib Mahmood eyes return to England team by…

Lancashire’s fast bowler Saqib Mahmood hopes to return to the England team before the next summer as he is recovering from a stress fracture of the back suffered in May this year.The 25-year-old cricketer, who made his Test debut against the West Indies in March is now training in the…

Yorkshire agree to end Ballance’s contract two years early

Former England batsman Gary Ballance has been released from his contract with county side Yorkshire two years early, the club said on Thursday (8). The 33-year-old Zimbabwe-born player has spent a year on the sidelines while dealing with mental health issues. Yorkshire said Ballance, who had asked to be let…

Cricket made more inclusive and diverse post Azeem Rafiq racism…

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said it has taken key steps to review and improve its policies to become more inclusive, establishing game-wide communities for under-represented groups and ensuring fair recruitment to strengthen its inclusion and diversity strategy.It said the game came together to commit to faster actions…

England recall Wood, Pope retains keeper’s gloves for Multan test

England has replaced injured all-rounder Liam Livingstone with fast bowler Mark Wood in the only change to their squad for the second test against Pakistan, with Ollie Pope retaining the wicketkeeper's gloves. Livingstone has returned home after sustaining a knee injury in his debut test in Rawalpindi, where England pulled…

Sehwag and Prasad slam India’s outdated approach following series loss…

Former players Virender Sehwag and Venkatesh Prasad has slammed India's "outdated" approach following their ODI series loss in Bangladesh. Expressing anguish over India's miserable run in white ball cricket, former seamer Prasad urged the think tank to make "tough calls", while Virender Sehwag urged Rohit Sharma and Co to "wake…

Stoked: England skipper hails ‘special’ win in Pakistan

Skipper Ben Stokes hailed England's nail-biting victory in the first Test against Pakistan Monday as "one of the best" of his career -- particularly given the state of the lifeless Rawalpindi pitch. With just minutes to spare in dying light after five days of enthralling cricket, England finally halted a…

Records tumble in first Pakistan-England Test

The first Test between England and Pakistan will not only be remembered for the visitors' daring 74-run victory, but also for the number of records set. Here is a summary of the records to fall: * England plundered 506-4 to set a new record for most runs on the opening…

Pakistan’s former premier Imran Khan accuses Gen Bajwa of playing…

Pakistan's ousted prime minister Imran Khan has accused former army chief Gen (retd.) Qamar Javed Bajwa of playing "double game" against his government and said that he committed a "big mistake" by extending the tenure of a then military chief in 2019. Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party,…

England make history in Pakistan, become first team to score…

Four of England's top five batsmen smashed rapid hundreds against Pakistan in a record-breaking batting performance as the visitors racked up 506-4 on the opening day of the first test in Rawalpindi on Thursday (1). It is the first time in test cricket that 500 runs have been scored on…

Would have felt hurt if Pandya or DK hit me…

Haris Rauf believes that no player in world cricket save the peerless Virat Kohli could have hit him for those two sixes in that thrilling India victory against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup match in October. Speaking for the first time to a Pakistani website about those two hits,…

England’s Stokes to donate match fees from Pakistan series to…

England captain Ben Stokes will donate his match fees from their three-test series against hosts Pakistan to help the victims of devastating floods in the country, the 31-year-old said in a statement on Monday. Millions of people in Pakistan have had their lives affected by severe flooding in recent months,…

Pakistan tour a terrific opportunity for Rehan Ahmed says McCullum

England coach Brendon McCullum said Rehan Ahmed has a fantastic opportunity to showcase his talent on the three-test series in Pakistan and has no doubts the 18-year-old has the confidence and ability to overcome the challenges he will face on tour. All-rounder Ahmed has featured in only three first-class matches…

Virus hits England camp before the first test against Pakistan

England's preparation for the opening test against Pakistan has been thrown into disarray by a virus sweeping through the camp, and senior batsman Joe Root said they were doing their best to prepare for the match in Rawalpindi beginning on Thursday. Skipper Ben Stokes is among several England players who…

If India does not come for Asia Cup, Pakistan will…

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has said that if India chooses to opt-out of the Asia Cup which will be held in Pakistan next year, then Pakistan will also not travel to India to take part in the 2023 50-over World Cup. Earlier in October, BCCI secretary Jay…

October 23 will always be special: Virat Kohli reminisces on…

Reminiscing on his instant classic match-winning knock against Pakistan in his side's ICC T20 World Cup campaign opener, star Indian batter Virat Kohli said the day will always be special in his heart and he had "never felt energy like that in a cricket game before." Virat took to social…

‘They are a dated ODI team’: Michael Vaughan takes a…

The hosts trumped India by seven wickets. New Zealand chased down the target of 306 set by India with 2.5 overs to spare in the first ODI of three-match series at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. The marathon chase was powered the stunning century from Tom Latham and the…

In 90s, rival teams wanted to copy Australia, now it’s…

Star all-rounder Moeen Ali sees nothing wrong in rival teams trying to "copy" the much-talked-about England template in white-ball cricket following their resounding success in global events. With their recent triumph in Australia, England became the first team to hold the ODI and T20 World Cup trophies in the same…

Sania Mirza drops yet another cryptic post on social media…

Tennis star Sania Mirza shared yet another cryptic post on social media on Friday amid recent rumours of her marriage with former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik going through turbulent times. Her post is about learning to “give yourself a break” when the “heart at its heaviest”. “You are human, made…

Rehan Ahmed may become England’s youngest Test player

Leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed will become England's youngest men's Test cricketer if becomes part of the team’s playing XI against Pakistan in December.Ahmed, who has been added to the England squad for the three-Test series beginning on December 1, is aged 18 years and 103 days. If he gets the cap…

Rajpal Yadav: The great entertainer

ACCLAIMED ACTOR SPEAKS ABOUT HIS FILM JOURNEY AND SECRET TO A GREAT PERFORMANCE Acclaimed actor Rajpal Yadav is widely regarded as one of this generation’s greatest comedy performers. He has added gravitas to good films with great performances and entertained audiences around the world. That chameleon-like ability and impressive range…

‘Ghoomer’ a unique story, not just another film on cricket:…

Describing "Ghoomer" as a unique cricket movie, filmmaker R Balki says his next directorial venture is his way of giving back to the sport. Known for films such as "Cheeni Kum", "Ki and Ka" and "Pad Man", Balki is directing and producing "Ghoomer". The movie features Shabana Azmi, Abhishek Bachchan,…

Imran Khan ‘sold’ gold medal he received from India: Pak…

Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan "sold" a gold medal he received from India during his cricketing years, the country's defence minister Khawaja Asif has claimed. The 70-year-old cricketer-turned-politician is in the crosshairs these days for buying gifts, including an expensive Graff wristwatch he had received as prime minister at…

What Surya does, I can’t even dream of doing: Glenn…

He is a T20 ace in his own right but New Zealander Glenn Phillips says he can't even "dream" of pulling off some of the incredible shots that Suryakumar Yadav plays with ease. Surya, world No. 1 T20 batter, will square off against Phillips' New Zealand in the second game…

Ravichandran Ashwin defends Dravid’s break, saying it is due to…

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday defended the decision to rest Indian head coach Rahul Dravid, saying that physical and mental burnout ahead of and during the ICC T20 World Cup is the reason why India has a completely different team and coaching staff for the New Zealand tour. The current…

Sport sparks identity and inclusion debate

ENGLAND winning consistently at cricket still feels a little bit out of character. Yet last weekend’s World Cup victory makes England champions in both the 20-over and 50-over formats, after a sweeping defeat of India in the semi-final was followed by a strong bowling performance that put the final beyond…

Another attempt on Imran Khan’s life possible: Pakistan judge quotes…

There is a possibility of another assassination attempt on Imran Khan, the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court said on Friday and asserted that it was the government’s responsibility to take cognisance of the looming threat on the former prime minister. Chief Justice Aamer Farooq’s remarks came while hearing a…

Azeem Rafiq set to leave UK over ‘safety reasons’ after…

Former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq is set to leave the UK with his family because of “safety reasons” in a move he said, “breaks me”. He has complained of in-person and online abuse after he raised allegations of racism and bullying during his two stints in Yorkshire County Cricket Club.…

Social media accounts outside UK amplified Leicester unrest: Research

Social media accounts outside of the UK amplified the recent unrest between Hindu and Muslim groups in Leicester, new research has found. Some 500 inauthentic accounts were created on Twitter during the riots calling for violence and promoting memes and incendiary videos, according to the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI)…

No truth to former Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s foreign conspiracy…

The US has once again categorically dismissed former Pakistan premier Imran Khan's allegations that Washington orchestrated a conspiracy to oust him from power and reiterated its resolve not to let "propaganda, misinformation and disinformation" affect the bilateral ties. The sharp response from the US came on Wednesday, days after Khan…

Roadmap for 2024 T20 World Cup starts now, lot of…

Stand-in T20I skipper Hardik Pandya on Wednesday said the road map for the 2024 T20 World Cup starts now, adding that going forward a lot of players will be given chances to stake their claim in the side. India's 2022 T20 World Cup hopes ended with a 10-wicket defeat against…

Superstar Rajinikanth gifts gold chain to Rishab Shetty, says films…

Superstar Rajinikanth is in awe of actor-filmmaker Rishab Shetty’s critically and commercially successful film Kantara (2022). He recently invited Shetty to his home and gifted him a gold chain as a token of appreciation. The superstar also said that such films happen ‘once in 50 years.’ Kantara, which is an…

For twin World Cup-winner Adil Rashid’s family, this is time…

To have a member of one World Cup-winning squad is more than what a family wishes for. For Adil Rashid's kin, witnessing him to be part of two is something out of this world. The 34-year-old leg-break bowler from Bradford, Yorkshire, produced an eye-catching performance as England defeated a spirited…

Shoaib Malik wishes Sania Mirza on birthday amid divorce rumours

Amid divorce rumours, Shoaib Malik has taken to social media to wish Sania Mirza on her birthday. Shoaib took to Twitter and Instagram both and shared quite a mushy picture wishing Sania. He wrote, "Happy Birthday to you @MirzaSania. Wishing you a very healthy & happy life! Enjoy the day…

Want the same dignified relationship for Pakistan that the US…

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he wants the United States to have a "dignified relationship" with Pakistan similar to what it shares with India. In a recent interview with the UK-based publication Financial Times, Khan stated that India has a "very dignified" relationship with the US.…

Imran, Sharif shower praise on ‘brave’ Pakistan after World Cup…

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and cricket great Imran Khan led tributes to Pakistan's valiant fight in Sunday's Twenty20 World Cup final against England saying the country was proud of the team led by Babar Azam. https://twitter.com/CMShehbaz/status/1591759208588144641?s=20&t=wKTwjQN5BmHCVnJfmZz9nA Pakistan made a lion-hearted effort to defend a below-par total of 137-8 at the…

Confident that this group can lift World Cup: Matthew Hayden…

Pakistan cricket team mentor Matthew Hayden said that despite the defeat he was proud of the team for the fight that they put up against England in the T20 World Cup summit clash on Sunday at the MCG. Top performances from Sam Curran and Ben Stokes powered England to their…

I will put my name in this month’s IPL auction:…

Adil Rashid's game-changing performances in England's T20 World Cup winning campaign could certainly make him a hot property at the upcoming IPL auction in Kochi on December 23. Rashid, who literally choked India and Pakistan in the semi-final and final with high-profile scalps like Suryakumar Yadav and Babar Azam, could…

‘It’s behind me’: Imran Khan takes a U-turn on ‘US…

Imran Khan has said he wants to mend relations with the US if re-elected and no longer blames it for his removal as Pakistan's prime minister, apparently taking a U-turn after accusing Washington of engineering his ouster by supporting the then Opposition’s no-confidence motion. Khan, 70, who was ousted in…

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik to host talk show together…

Seems like all is well between Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. Amid speculations of the couple's alleged divorce, the OTT platform Urduflix, on Saturday, took to their Instagram handle and announced that Sania and Shoaib are coming up with their show titled 'The Mirza Malik…

T20 WC: ‘Big Match Stokes’ powers England to second title…

Top performances from Sam Curran and Ben Stokes powered England to their second ICC T20 World Cup title after 2010, as they defeated Pakistan by five wickets in a gripping low-scoring final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. England delivered a fantastic performance with the ball, reducing Pakistan…

Mukesh Ambani enters race to bid for English football club…

Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani has entered the race to bid for world-renowned English football club Liverpool FC's takeover, reported a leading English daily. The English Premier League giants have been put up for sale by their current owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG), who bought the Merseyside club in October 2010…

Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan responds to Pakistan PM’s ‘152/0…

Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan responded to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, after he took a dig at the Indian cricket team following their 10-wicket loss to England in the semifinal of the ICC T20 World Cup on Thursday (November 10). Pathan took Twitter to reply to Sharif’s tweet, saying…

Is Ayesha Omar the reason behind Sania Mirza and Shoaib…

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, who got married in April 2010 and are parents to a baby boy, Izhaan Mirza Malik, have separated, according to reports. While the couple has yet not reacted to the reports doing the rounds in the media world over, some…

Comeback in last four games has given us confidence: Babar…

Pakistan captain Babar Azam expressed that the team's return to form in the last four matches has boosted their confidence going into the T20 World Cup final against England while addressing a press conference on Saturday. Pakistan have found form at the right time, registering four consecutive victories to their…

MS Dhoni set to foray into Tamil cinema; teams up…

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of the most celebrated Indian cricketers ever, recently ventured into film production with the launch of his banner, Dhoni Entertainment. He is set to bankroll a couple of projects in various popular Indian languages including Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam before branching out to other languages. But…

What have India done since winning 50-Over World Cup? asks…

India has achieved absolutely "nothing" since winning the World Cup on home soil in 2011 and has been the most under-performing white-ball team in the history, former England skipper Michael Vaughan said on Friday (11). Vaughan blamed team's dated approach in white ball games for lack of performance following team's…

Pakistan drawing inspiration from ’92 win over England: Hayden

Pakistan has soaked up stories from the landmark 1992 Cricket World Cup final win over England in the lead-up to Sunday's Twenty20 decider and hopes to share their own tales of triumph in years to come, team mentor Matthew Hayden said on Friday. Imran Khan's side beat England by 22…

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik are officially divorced, confirms a…

News about Tennis star Sania Mirza heading for a divorce from her husband, Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik has been doing the rounds on the internet for some time now. What added fuel to the fire was Sania’s cryptic posts that she shared on social media. And now, a source close…

Leicester police chief Rupert Matthews accused of showing ‘lack of…

Leicester police chief is accused of 'masterful inactivity' and showing 'lack of engagement' with communities during the communal unrest in the city in the past few months, according to a report. Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Rupert Matthews was also accused by his predecessor Lord Willy Bach of being absent…

Experts slam India’s ‘timid’ Power-play approach after embarrassing semifinal defeat

Former cricketers Shane Watson and Nasser Hussain slammed India's 'timid' batting approach following team's embarrassing exit from the T20 World Cup, here on Thursday. England hammered India by 10 wickets with Alex Hales and Jos Buttler striking powerful half-centuries. As it was the case in the Group stage, India played…

We don’t want to see India vs Pakistan final: Jos…

England captain Jos Buttler said that the team would like to play spoilsport to an India-Pakistan final clash ahead of their semi-final clash against India while speaking at a press conference in Adelaide on Wednesday. The wicketkeeper-batsman backed his team to win the semi-final against India on November 10 to…

T20 WC: Azam, Rizwan find form, help Pakistan storm into…

Star batters Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan found form at the right moment, smashing key half-centuries to help Pakistan cruise into the final of the ICC T20 World Cup after defeating New Zealand by seven wickets in the first semifinal at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. Men in Green…

Sri Lanka Cricket paying for legal defence of sexual-assault accused…

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that it is paying for Danushka Gunathilaka's legal defence in Australia since the charges of sexual intercourse without consent were laid on him while he was on national duty during the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. As per ESPNCricinfo, it is not clear if…

Merchant Taylors’ School to have new cricket facility named after…

Merchant Taylors' School, one of England's premier independent schools located in Northwood, is set to come up with a new cricket facility for not only the institution but also the wider cricket community aimed at transforming indoor cricket provision in the region and emerge as one of the best of…

India will play New Zealand in T20 World Cup final,…

Former South African batter AB de Villiers has offered his prediction for the ICC T20 World Cup final, saying that India will play New Zealand in the summit clash and lift the trophy for the second time. The first semifinal of the tournament between New Zealand and Pakistan will take…

Former West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul inducted into ICC Cricket…

Former West Indies captain and renowned batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul was inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during a function in Sydney (Australia) on Monday (7) evening. It may be mentioned here that on October 2, the Caribbean run machine was inducted into the USA Cricket Hall of Fame.…

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik heading for divorce?

Indian Tennis player Sania Mirza and former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, who tied the nuptial knot in 2010, are considered one of the most powerful couples in the world of sports. They have been giving their fans couple goals ever since getting married. However, if fresh reports are to be…

I mastered scoop shot while playing rubber-ball cricket: Suryakumar

Suryakumar Yadav's outrageous scoop shot off Zimbabwe pacer Richard Ngarava became a talking point in the T20 World Cup and the attacking Indian batter says he achieved mastery over the unorthodox stroke after years of practice with a rubber ball Suryakumar mesmerised the 82,000-strong MCG crowd with his stroke-making ability…

Sri Lanka Cricket suspends Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of…

Sri Lankan batter Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended from all forms of cricket by the Sri Lanka Cricket board after the batter was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a woman in Australia during the T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday. "The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket decided…

Cricket is a funny game: Babar Azam after Pakistan qualifies…

Pakistan captain Babar Azam called cricket a funny game while also appreciating members of his team, calling it a team game after the victory over Bangladesh at the Adelaide Oval. The right-hander also talked about the wicket the game was played on and mentioned that the pitch was not easy…

SL cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka arrested in Sydney for alleged sexual…

Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka, who was with the national squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia, was arrested on charges of sexual assault here on Sunday. It has been learnt that the 31-year-old Gunathilaka was arrested and taken to Sydney City police station in the wee hours of…

Pak PM Sharif, Minister Sanaullah and and Major General Faisal…

Former Pakistan premier Imran Khan on Friday claimed that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Major General Faisal Naseer were part of the sinister plot to assassinate him in the same way former Punjab governor Salman Taseer was killed in 2011 by a religious extremist. Khan, 70,…

Leicester unrest: ‘Hate crime expert’ Dr Chris Allen steps down…

Leading hate crime expert Dr Chris Allen has said that he is stepping down from leading the study into communal clashes in Leicester as he is not sure to do the review that meets the necessary levels of academic scrutiny, media reports said. He added that he is not confident…

‘You have always been a warrior’: Mahela Jayawardene lauds Virat…

Former Sri Lankan batter Mahela Jayawardene congratulated star Indian batter, Virat Kohli, on breaking his record for the most runs in the history of the ICC T20 World Cup event. Star Indian batter Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the highest run-scorer in the history of the ICC T20 World Cup.…

There can be no longer be any outcry against the…

It’s safe to say that the cricket world is at loggerheads about how India’s women’s team beat England in a recent ODI at Lord’s in September. At the heart of the controversy was Deepti Sharma 'Mankading' Charlie Dean during a time when England looked to be on the way to…

Pakistan cricketers condemns ‘assassination attempt’ on ex-PM Imran Khan

Pakistan cricket team players and former pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday condemned the attack on former Pakistan Prime Minister and legendary cricketer Imran Khan. The 1992 World Cup-winning captain was injured in a firing incident near his container during a long march he was carrying out to protest against the…

Watch: Wanted to assassinate former Pakistan PM Imran Khan because…

The man who attacked Imran Khan on Thursday during a political march in Punjab province said he tried to assassinate the former Pakistan prime minister because "he was misleading the public" and could not tolerate it. Khan, 70, was injured when the unidentified gunman opened fire on the container-mounted truck…

A Bollywood actress is ‘a lot more than being just…

In a recent interview, Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, who is presently gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film Double XL, took a potshot at people’s obsession with size zero. She said that an actress is ‘a lot more than just a size zero.’ During the interview when Qureshi…

Bangladesh accuses Virat Kohli of fake fielding after 5-run loss…

Nurul Hasan has alleged that the on-field umpires overlooked an instance of Virat Kohli's false fielding that may have led to five potentially significant penalty runs for Bangladesh following Bangladesh's five-run loss to India on Wednesday. In the seventh over of Bangladesh's chase at Adelaide Oval, Litton Das played the…

Some netizens want to boycott Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan: ‘SRK…

On his 57th birthday, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan gave a big surprise to his millions of fans by dropping the teaser of his hotly anticipated film Pathaan, which marks his return to the silver screen after a long gap of four years. His last film Zero (2018), co-starring Anushka…

Hotel room is one place where you are away from…

Virat Kohli's invasion of privacy in Perth was disappointing as it is "one place" where the Indian cricketers get to be away from the constant public gaze, said India head coach Rahul Dravid on Tuesday. A hotel housekeeping staff at the Crown in Perth had filmed Kohli’s room and posted…

Leicester violence: Hindu groups to boycott review by ‘biased’ expert

An independent review into the recent disorder in Leicester has run into controversy as Hindu groups have decided to boycott the exercise, questioning the integrity of the academic leading the panel. Leicester's City Council on October 26 appointed hate crime expert Chris Allen to head the inquiry into violent confrontations…

Australian hotel issues apology, fires staff who captured footage of…

Crown Perth has issued a statement of apology after Indian batting star Virat Kohli expressed disappointment for a breach of privacy in his hotel room on Monday, October 31. “The safety and privacy of our guests is our number one priority, and we are incredibly disappointed this incident has occurred.…

‘My motive of making the world laugh is fulfilled…’: Pakistani…

Pakistan's own 'Mr Bean', Asif Muhammad, has finally spoken out after Pakistan lost a nail-biter to Zimbabwe in a T20 World Cup by one run. "I am a duplicate but if the Zimbabwe President and Pakistan PM can talk about me wishing each other after Zimbabwe's win, my motive of…

Review into communal violence in Leicester likely to finish by…

An investigation into the violence and disorder in east Leicester will focus on reasons which led to the unfortunate incidents, according to a report. The expert who is leading the review also warned that the findings may face a backlash when it is published by March next year, reported the…

Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif strikes back at Zimbabwe President for…

After Zimbabwe President made a scathing attack on Pakistan in his cryptic congratulatory tweet for his country's win in T20 World Cup, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif responded with a subtle dig. https://twitter.com/CMShehbaz/status/1585709130949328897?s=20&t=MFxzViDkjE5ZXAfRbaZbtQ Shehbaz Sharif responded to Zimbabwe President's tweet and wrote, "We may not have the real Mr Bean,…

Welsh first minister joins traditional Indian dancing at official Diwali…

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford was seen joining the dancers at the official Indian government Diwali celebrations held last night in Cardiff. The 68-year-old Labour politician reportedly attended the Glamorgan Cricket club in Pontcanna, Cardiff, for the Hindu celebration of Diwali – the festival of lights. He was joined by…

Taapsee Pannu, Anushka Sharma laud BCCI’s decision of equal pay…

Bollywood stars Taapsee Pannu and Anushka Sharma on Thursday welcomed the BCCI's landmark decision of equal match fee for its centrally-contracted female and male players in a bid to promote gender equality in cricket. As per the newly introduced system, the Indian women cricketers will now receive Rs 15 lakh…

Indian cricket fraternity lauds BCCI for introduction of equal match-fee…

Indian women cricketers took to social media to laud the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for introducing equal match fees for both men's and women's cricketers in a huge step to introduce pay equity in the sport. In a historic move by the Board of Control for…

‘To hell with spirit of game’: Hardik Pandya on ‘Mankading’

“To hell with the spirit of the game, we need to stop making a fuss about this”, star all-rounder Hardik Pandya is very clear in his head how the run out of the batter, backing up far at the non-striker’s end, should be perceived. The ICC has termed these kinds…

Sir Ashok Rabheru receives Knighthood at Windsor Castle

Sir Ashok J Rabheru received Knighthood at a ceremony at Windsor Castle on October 18, a statement said. Princess Anne carried out the investiture ceremony in the presence of Sir Ashok’s wife Harshida and triplets-Nikita, Rishi and Shayan. He received the rare title of Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian…

Indians delight in Rishi Sunak’s rise to UK PM on…

Many Indians are delighted at the prospect of Rishi Sunak becoming the first person of Indian origin to become British prime minister, just as Hindus like him celebrated Diwali across the world on Monday. Sunak was set to take the top job after his rivals Boris Johnson and Penny Mordaunt withdrew…

Bollywood celebs hail Virat Kohli’s explosive knock against Pakistan

Bollywood celebrities on Sunday took to their social media accounts and hailed Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his excellent knock against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup match in Melbourne. Shah Rukh Khan tweeted, “So good to see a great game of cricket. So wonderful to see India win. So…

We struggled, but we did it together: Hardik Pandya to…

Following India’s sensational four-wicket win over Pakistan in the ongoing T20 World Cup, all-rounder Hardik Pandya praised Virat Kohli for hitting consecutive sixes off of Haris Rauf in the innings’ 19th over. An explosive half-century by star batter Virat Kohli and a century stand with Hardik Pandya helped India defeat…

Kohli shines as Ashwin secures India victory in Pakistan cliffhanger

Virat Kohli struck an imperious half-century and Ravichandran Ashwin was cool at the death as India secured a four-wicket win on the final ball against arch-rivals Pakistan at the T20 World Cup on Sunday (23) in front of a huge Melbourne Cricket Ground crowd. Pakistan's spin-bowlingall-rounder Mohammad Nawaz had a…

Judge Geoffrey Vos warns social conversation on sports and opera…

Britain’s second most senior judge Sir Geoffrey Vos warned that social conversation on sports and opera could inadvertently exclude women and ethnic minorities.They “are not always made to feel welcome and included” in the legal working environment, the Master of the Rolls said and urged lawyers and judges at all…

Police step up patrols in Leicester ahead of India-Pakistan cricket…

Police have vowed to take precautions in Leicester ahead of Diwali and Sunday’s India-Pakistan cricket match to be played in Australia to avert potential confrontations between groups. Leicestershire Police’s assurance to step up visible patrols follows violent clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups after a T20 match between the Asian…

Will go with whatever BCCI decides: Rohit Sharma on Jay…

India's star batter Rohit Sharma said that the Men in Blue would focus on the World Cup and stick to guidelines set by the apex board for cricket in India referring to BCCI secretary Jay Shah's remarks concerning India's travel to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup. "My focus is…

Team India won’t go to Pakistan to play Asia Cup…

Asian Cricket Council president Jay Shah on Tuesday (18) said that Team India will not travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023 and the prestigious tournament will be held at a neutral venue. Flagship tournaments are supposed to be held in Pakistan as the Asian giants will host the…

Leicester mayor slammed for blaming Hindutva for disorder

Leicester mayor Peter Soulsby’s claim that Hindutva ideology was in part responsible for the recent disorder in the English city has triggered a backlash on social media. Tensions between Hindu and Muslim groups in Leicester exploded during the celebrations of India’s victory over Pakistan in a cricket match played in…

We should give credit to bowlers and fielders: Harmanpreet Kaur…

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur lauded her bowlers and the fielding unit after the team’s triumphant campaign in the Women’s Asia Cup, which ended with a lop-sided final against Sri Lanka on Saturday (15). India maintained their dominance in the tournament with an eight-wicket demolition of a self-destructing Sri Lanka in…

Kwasi Kwarteng: End of a short road for UK’s finance…

Kwasi Kwarteng became the second shortest-serving British finance minister, paying the price for weeks of UK market tumult prompted by his controversial tax-slashing mini-budget. His sacking represents a humiliation for the Cambridge- and Harvard-educated former Chancellor of the Exchequer -- who as recently as Thursday insisted that he was "not…

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…

Nepal court extends custody of star cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane by…

The Kathmandu District Court on Thursday extended the custody of star cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane by five days as he is being investigated for rape charges. Lamichhane arrested earlier on October 6 at Tribhuwan International Airport has been in police custody since then. Earlier, the deadline for the investigation over the…

Rafiq, Gale reprimanded for historical social media posts

Former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq and ex-head coach Andrew Gale are among five players who have been reprimanded by England’s Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) for historical social media posts, the country’s cricket board (ECB) said. Rafiq, who spoke out last year against the racism he faced at Yorkshire, apologised for…

After joining Navratri festival, Labour leader Keir Starmer visits Bhaktivedanta…

Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the opposition Labour Party, on Tuesday (11) visited the Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple in Hertfordshire to mark the beginning of the Hindu holy month of 'Kartik'. The visit came a week after the politician took part in 'Navratri' festivals in London. He was given a warm…

Shikhar Dhawan to make his Bollywood debut with Huma Qureshi,…

Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is all set to make his Bollywood debut with the film 'Double XL', which is headlined by Huma Qureshi and Sonakshi Sinha. On Tuesday, Huma took to Instagram and shared a still from the film. In the image, Shikhar is seen dancing with Huma. Dressed in a…

Meet Shreena Patel, a passionate artist who is selling her…

She is a passionate artist from London who is also committed to raising money for a Hindu temple in the city and she is doing it by selling one of her beautiful art forms. Meet Shreena Patel, a full-time abstract artist who specialises in acrylics, metallics, sparkle. While she calls…

King Charles keen on ‘brokering peace’ in Leicester

King Charles III is keen on fostering community harmony and brokering peace in Leicester where violent group clashes have intermittently taken place in recent months, a media report said.Having worked to bring together people of various faiths both in the UK and abroad previously, the new monarch is believed to…

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…

Keir Starmer vows to combat ‘Hinduphobia’ as Labour loathes hate…

In its first direct reference to the term "Hinduphobia", the UK's opposition Labour Party committed itself to fight against hate crimes of all kinds following communal clashes in Leicester and Birmingham in the wake of an India-Pakistan cricket match in August. Addressing one of Europe's largest 'Navratri' celebrations in London…

Nepal cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane lands in Kathmandu to face rape…

Nepal's former cricket captain Sandeep Lamichhane landed in Kathmandu on Thursday morning to face rape charges in his home country. Soon after Lamichhane landed today, he was taken into custody by the authorities. "As per my sincere commitment to submit myself to the authority of Nepal, I am landing at…

YouTuber Mohammed Hijab accused of stirring Leicester violence says he…

British-Egyptian Mohammed Hijab, who has a sizable presence on social media platforms including YouTube and Twitter, responded to the accusation of mocking reincarnation, a key tenet of the Hindu faith. “I wasn't actually mocking reincarnation in that situation, I was saying that if I believed in reincarnation. I have to…

Suella Braverman blames Leicester riots on new migrants: ‘Unexamined drive…

Britain’s Indian-origin Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, has blamed the recent “riots” in Leicester following an India-Pakistan cricket match on uncontrolled migration into the UK and the failure of newcomers to integrate. In her first speech since being appointed home minister at the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham on Tuesday…

Cricket Betting: Top Tips to Win More Money

Cricket betting is a popular pastime in many countries, and it’s not hard to see why. Not only is cricket a great game to watch, but it also offers plenty of opportunities for those looking to make some money from betting. However, as with any form of gambling, there is…

Charles hosts first South Asian diaspora event as King in…

Britain’s King Charles III hosted his first major event in Scotland for the South Asian diaspora since becoming monarch last month as a celebration of charity initiatives geared towards the region. The event for the British Asian Trust, founded by him as the Prince of Wales in 2007 to tackle…

Pakistani mother-daughter duo feature in Asia Cup 2022, one is…

The ongoing Women's Asia Cup 2022 is an unforgettable event for Pakistan all-rounder Kainat Imtiaz and her mother Saleema. While Kainat is representing the country as a player, her mother is officiating as an umpire in the tournament. Saleema made her debut during the match between India and Sri Lanka.…

‘Speedy recovery to our speedster,’ BCCI wishes Jasprit Bumrah ruled…

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wished India's ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah a speedy recovery on Tuesday after the bowler expressed his disappointment after he was ruled out from the T20 World Cup due to an injury. Sharing the message via its Twitter handle, BCCI said, "Speedy…

‘Test cricket is hard work. I’m 35 and something’s got…

England all-rounder Moeen Ali said he has closed the door on a return to test cricket after having an "honest" conversation with coach Brendon McCullum. Moeen made his test debut in 2014 and went on to score 2,914 runs in 64 tests at an average of 28.29, picking up 195…

Ben Stokes in verbal duel with Harsha Bhogle after Indian…

England's Test captain Ben Stokes was involved in a verbal duel with Indian commentator and cricket expert Harsha Bhogle over Charlie Dean's 'Mankad' dismissal last month. India bowler Deepti Sharma ran out England's Dean for the final wicket in a one-dayer at Lord's after the non-facing batter had stepped out…

Star Plus drops the promo of highly anticipated fiction show…

With the world changing its pace and outlook for the better, the content that is being produced is seeing a refresh. Here comes - Faltu, starring Niharika Chouksey and Aakash Ahuja in a new serial, with a quirky title and a witty tale of a girl who makes her dreams…

Leicester remains ‘violence free’ as police step up ‘reassurance patrols’;…

Leicester city has remained calm for the past two days as no new untowardly incident was reported on the streets of East Leicester, according to reports. According to police, the Navratri observations are going on peacefully and Diwali celebrations are likely to take place as planned. A spate of communal…

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Leicester violence: Lord Popat urges Braverman to ‘restore the ability…

Conservative Peer Lord Dolar Popat has written to British home secretary Suella Braverman seeking immediate action to ease tension in Leicester. In his letter, Lord Popat, the first Gujarati to represent the Tories in House of Lords, has urged the minister to "restore the ability of people in the country…

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…

“WE MUST REMAIN A BEACON OF UNITY”

MPs, peers, religious and civic leaders are urging Hindus and Muslims to stand together after disturbances and protests in Leicester and the West Midlands. They are also calling on the police to communicate and better engage with south Asian communities to stop religious tensions from rising. Last week [20], hundreds…

INTERPOL issues diffusion notice against rape accused Nepal former cricket…

A diffusion notice has been issued by INTERPOL against Sandeep Lamichhane, the former Nepali cricket team captain who is facing rape accusations. The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) issued the notice at the request of the Nepal Police registering him as one of the fugitives on large. The Interpol department…

False claims about kidnap and attacks on mosque fuelled Leicester…

Unfounded rumours on social media - about an attempted kidnap of a teenage girl and attacks on a mosque - fuelled trouble in Leicester earlier this month, a media report said. Tensions flared up between Hindu and Muslim groups leading to disorder on September 17 and further protests the next…

British Asian women of Leicester condemn ‘senseless violence’, say troublemakers…

British South Asian women living in Leicester have come together to denounce the recent “senseless violence” in the city and call for peaceful coexistence of communities. Tensions between Hindu and Muslim groups, apparently triggered by an India-Pakistan cricket match in last August, escalated to disorder earlier this month leading to…

Will back my players, it shows our awareness: Harmanpreet on…

Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur came out in support of all-rounder Deepti Sharma after the latter ran out England's Charlotte Dean at the non-striker end while she was backing up, an act known as 'Mankading', saying that the act speaks about her players' awareness during the game. Sometimes, the batter at…

Labour Party debunks baseless narratives on Leicester violence

UK's opposition Labour Party has debunked baseless narratives pushed out by radical groups behind the recent clashes involving some Muslims and Hindus in the city of Leicester, including baseless allegations of interference by political forces in India. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Labour Convention of Indian Organisations (LCIO)…

Suella Braverman vows full force of law against Leicester ‘thuggery’

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman has met with local police officers and Hindu and Muslim community leaders in Leicester and assured them that thugs behind recent violent clashes would face the full force of the law. During a visit to the eastern England city on Thursday, the Indian-origin Cabinet minister…

Claudia Webbe MP says Leicester violence left people traumatised

While calm has been restored in Leicester amid “proactive patrols”, local MP Claudia Webbe has said people in her constituency left traumatised by the recent violence are too “scared” to go out. Community tensions in the English city, apparently sparked by a cricket match between India and Pakistan in Dubai…

‘British Muslims and British Hindus should always be allies not…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged to take a stand against all forms of hatred, intolerance and extremism amid reports of 'large-scale unrest' and 'serious disorder' in Leicester following communal clashes over the weekend. In a series of tweets, Khan said that British Muslims and British Hindus should always be…

Second man sentenced over Leicester violence

A second man has been sentenced in connection with Leicester violence which saw the arrest of 47 people since August 28. Leicester Magistrates' Court handed down a suspended one-year jail term to Adam Yusuf, 20, after he pleaded guilty to possessing a knife at a march on Sunday. While Yusuf…

“We won’t tolerate unrest in our city”

Outsiders are coming to Leicester to cause tensions among the city’s south Asian communities, sources have told Eastern Eye. In the past three weeks, police arrested 47 people following violence in the city. Last weekend (16-17), they arrested 18 suspects, and some of those were from outside the city, sources…

Watch: 200 masked men gathered outside Hindu temple as Leicester…

A minor disorder during a protest outside a Hindu temple in the city of Birmingham involving fireworks targeted at police officers has resulted in a man's arrest and stop and search powers being deployed, UK police said on Wednesday (21). Videos of Tuesday's (20) protest outside Durga Bhawan temple on…

‘The toxic messages of hate and fake news being spread…

The UK police said on Tuesday (20) that they have made 47 arrests as part of an ongoing operation to deter further disorder in the eastern England city of Leicester, which saw scenes of violence over the weekend. The development comes as the Indian High Commission in London issued a…

Leicester violence: Hindus and Muslims make joint appeal for harmony

Leaders of the Hindu and Muslim communities in the eastern England city of Leicester presented a united front on Tuesday as they appealed for harmony in the wake of violent clashes following an India-Pakistan cricket match, which has led to 47 arrests. Pradyumna Das, President of the city’s ISKCON Temple,…

Leicester Violence: 20-year-old armed man sentenced to 10 months prison;…

A 20-year-old man arrested during the disorder in East Leicester over the weekend has been sentenced to 10 months in prison even as calm returned to the area after unsavoury incidents. Amos Noronha of Illingworth Road who appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday pleaded guilty to possession of an…

The King’s duty to protect diversity depends on our finding…

IF this was the end of an era - the Elizabethan age - what an ending it was. The scale of global attention for the Queen’s funeral renewed the sense that nobody does tradition quite like the British. It was broadcast magnificently too. Sweeping shots of Westminster Abbey combined with…

15 arrested over East Leicester violence as police appeal for…

Fifteen people have been arrested in East Leicester in response to public disorder “fanned by distorted social media” over the weekend. Policing operations continued on Monday although there were no further reports of disorder. The arrests came after Sunday’s protest which followed large-scale disorder the previous day amid tensions involving…

Police appeal for calm as India-Pak post-match ‘disorder’ spills over…

Police is calling for calm after clashes between fans following an India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match at the end of last month spilled over into "serious disorder" on Saturday and the early hours of Sunday in the city of Leicester in eastern England. Reports circulating on social media claimed the…

‘I wish this day would have never come’: Reaction to…

Following is a roundup of reaction to Roger Federer, a 20-times Grand Slam champion and former world number one, announcing his retirement from the sport at the age of 41 after the Laver Cup later this month: RAFA NADAL, 22-TIMES GRAND SLAM WINNER "I wish this day would have never…

Marsh, Starc, Stoinis ruled out of India tour due to…

Australia will miss the services of Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc and Marcus Stoinis in the three-match T20 International tour of India after the trio was ruled for the series on Wednesday due to injuries. While Starc has been suffering from a knee injury, Marsh and Stoinis have been ruled out…

Leicester violence: Police reimpose special measures as death threat issued…

Police have authorised dispersal and stop search orders in the East Leicester area following death threats and arrests of four men, a statement said. It follows nearly a week of unrest in the wake of an India v Pakistan cricket match. The measures were brought back on Friday (9) night…

Four arrested in connection with India-Pakistan cricket violence in Leicester

Leicestershire Police have arrested four men in connection with India v Pakistan cricket violence in Leicester. A 21-year-old man was arrested on Friday (9) on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with the incident. He currently remains in custody, a statement said. On Thursday (8), three men – aged 25,…

Hindu areas targeted by mob in Leicester: Reports

In a horrifying incident, gangs of youths — described by locals as Pakistani-origin Muslims — were seen vandalising and terrorising Hindus in the UK's Leicester City to take revenge for a few Indian fans allegedly chanting anti-Pakistan slogans following India’s victory over Pakistan in the Asia Cup cricket match on…

Asia Cup 2022: Clashes erupt between fans of Afghanistan, Pakistan

Clashes were reported between the supporters of Afghanistan and Pakistan after the latter won the cricket match in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 in Sharjah on Wednesday. According to Mohsin Dawar who is a Member National Assembly from North Waziristan in Pakistan Pakistan's decades-old "strategic depth policy" and "interventionist misadventures…

Post violence in the wake of India-Pak cricket match, Leicester…

Police have stepped up patrols in East Leicester amid continued tensions following ugly scenes of the celebrations of India’s win over Pakistan in a cricket match late last month. Several reports of disturbance were made to the police who exercised dispersal and stop and search powers to prevent escalation of…

Nepal cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane faces rape accusations

Nepal Police have initiated an investigation against the captain of the national cricket team Sandeep Lamichhane in an alleged case of raping a minor. This comes after a 17-year-old girl filed a complaint at Gaushala Metropolitan Police Circle against Lamichhane claiming that she was raped twice. Police in a statement…

India cricketer Arshdeep Singh’s Wikipedia page violated to show Khalistani…

Arshdeep Singh, a young Sikh bowler who was representing India against arch-rivals Pakistan in a high-pressure clash in the Super Four of the ongoing Asia Cup tournament in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on Sunday (4), dropped a simple catch at a crucial moment. His team lost the game by…

‘Brave and calm’ for India showdown, says Pakistan’s Rizwan

Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan says his side are striving to stay "brave and calm" for their second clash with India as the arch-rivals prepare for their next Asia Cup showdown on Sunday. Babar Azam's team crushed Hong Kong with a 155-run victory on Friday to seal their spot in the final…

Writer seeks to bowl audiences over with new play at…

THE friendship and shared love of cricket of two great playwrights, Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, will be on show at Lord’s this month, when the iconic venue hosts the production of Shomit Dutta’s play, Stumped. Beckett was a first-class cricket player before he became a Nobel Prize-winning author for…

Cricket-England drop Roy, welcome back Woakes and Wood for T20…

England dropped out-of-form opener Jason Roy and welcomed back fit-again seamers Chris Woakes and Mark Wood in their squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia beginning next month. Roy has been an integral part of England's white-ball squad and his explosive batting at the top of the order embodied…

Hate crime probe into Leicester violence following India’s win over…

A man has been arrested following a scuffle in the Belgrave area of Leicester — which is predominantly Indian-origin — during the celebration of India’s victory over Pakistan in an Asia Cup T20 cricket match over the weekend. A video circulated on social media shows a few men throwing punches…

India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar visits under construction first Hindu…

External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar who is on a three-day visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) visited the under-construction Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi said to be the first traditional temple in the Arabian Peninsula and expressed his happiness over its "rapid progress." On Wednesday, Jaishankar visited the site of…

‘I wore green jersey to tease Pakistan cricket fans’, says…

An Indian cricket fan from Uttar Pradesh who received death threats for wearing a Pakistan jersey during the India-Pakistan in Dubai has said that he wore it as the Indian the jersey was sold out by the time he reached the stadium. Sanyam Jaiswal, 42, had travelled all the way…

EXCLUSIVE: Rishi Sunak says Britain ready for an Asian prime…

BRITAIN is ready for an Asian prime minister, Rishi Sunak has said, as the prime ministerial hopeful revealed he was “stung” by racism as a child, but now believes Conservative voters will judge him on his policies, rather than his ethnicity, in the leadership race. In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview…

What’s brewing between Sara Ali Khan and Shubhman Gill?

Cricketer Shubhman Gill and actress Sara Ali Khan have become the talk of the town ever since pictures and videos of them having dinner together at a restaurant went viral on social media. A video shared on TikTok, shows a woman saying that she just 'saw Sara at Bastian', followed…

Rashid Khan becomes bowler with second-highest wickets in T20I cricket

Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan became the second-highest wicket-taker in the T20I format on Tuesday. The star Afghan bowler accomplished this landmark during his side's Group B tie against Bangladesh in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022. In the 16th over of the Bangladesh innings, Rashid dismissed Mahmudullah after the batter was…

Ishwar Sharma: Meet this 12-year-old yoga prodigy from Kent

Last month, Indian-origin yoga prodigy Ishwar Sharma was honoured by the government of the southern Indian state of Karnataka at the Yogathon 2022 event held at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, the state capital. He was honoured by the state's sports minister, C Narayanagowda. At 12, Ishwar is already an…

Viral Video: Afghanistan cricket fan kisses Hardik Pandya on TV…

The crucial partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya helped India defeat arch-rivals Pakistan in a thrilling clash by five wickets in the second match of the Asia Cup 2022 here at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. As soon as the match gets over, a young excited fan is…

England’s second test win over South Africa sets ‘benchmark’, says…

England's emphatic victory over South Africa in the second test at Old Trafford has set the "benchmark" for the team, captain Ben Stokes said after they defeated the visitors by an innings and 85 runs within three days. Having taken a first-innings lead of 264, England bowled out South Africa…

Rafiq welcomes Ballance apology for ‘unacceptable, racist’ language

Azeem Rafiq said former teammate Gary Ballance has done cricket and the fight against racism a "great service" by apologising in person to him for using racist language while the pair played for Yorkshire. Ballance, who played 23 tests for England and had previously apologised to Rafiq in November, added…

Golf and Cricket connected to ‘imperial exploitation’, academics say

The University of St Andrews has said that Golf and Cricket were ‘imposed’ around the world by the British Empire, according to a report in The Telegraph. A new exhibition by the University examined the sport’s contentious links and found out that Golf balls were the product of colonial exploitation. …

John Lyon students achieve good GCSE results, progress to sixth…

John Lyon students have achieved good GCSE results and advance to sixth form, a statement said on Thursday (25). Avi, who achieved straight nine 9s, is a county cricketer and second highest first XI run scorer in 2022 (average of 55, comprising four half-centuries and an unbeaten century) will be…

Lord Patel is revealed as the ‘ECB suit’ who was…

Yorkshire Cricket Club chairman Lord Patel is understood to be the target when Ben Stokes said “f*** off” on the night of England’s World Cup victory in July 2019.The baron, who was a member of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) at the time, had reportedly taken a hardline view…

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha and Taapsee Pannu’s Shabaash Mithu…

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha and Taapsee Pannu’s Shabaash Mithu have landed in legal troubles. A complaint has been filed against both Bollywood films for allegedly ridiculing differently-abled people. The complaint has been filed by Dr. Satendra Singh, a co-founder of Doctors with Disabilities, in the court of the commissioner…

India’s Shubman Gill dedicates maiden ton to hard-to-please dad

India's Shubman Gill dedicated his maiden international hundred to his father after getting "schooled" by him for missing the mark earlier, the top-order batsman said after his match-winning 130 in the third one-dayer against Zimbabwe in Harare. Gill's hundred secured India's 3-0 series sweep on Monday and the 22-year-old was…

I was really angry at the sport because it was…

England test captain Ben Stokes on Tuesday said he had feared he might not play again after taking an extended break from cricket last year to focus on his wellbeing. Stokes decided to prioritise his mental health after suffering from a series of panic attacks following the death of his…

The Best Betting Sites in India – Top 5 trusted…

It’s no doubt that India is one of the biggest markets for sports betting. The country simply loves to gamble and follow sports, especially cricket. The combination of these two makes the betting industry so alive and because of that, Indians have plenty of betting options. MyBetting India released a…

‘Bumrah, Harshal not playing Asia Cup 2022 is a relief…

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan said on Sunday that pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel not playing in Asia Cup 2022 will be a matter of relief for other teams. The star pacer of India Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were not available for selection in Asia Cup 2022 owing…

Pak media watchdog imposes ban on broadcasting ex-PM Imran Khan’s…

Pakistan's media watchdog has banned broadcasting live speeches of former prime minister Imran Khan on all satellite television channels with immediate effect, hours after he threatened state institutions and government officials while addressing a rally in Islamabad. Khan, while addressing a public gathering here on Saturday, threatened to file cases…

Celebrating India at 75

I AM old enough to remember the day of independence in 1947. I was young and excited, though barely able to understand what it meant. On the night of August 14, in the words of India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (‘as the world slept’), I failed to stay…

Top universities await John Lyon students after excellent A Level…

Lyonians will once again be making their way around the country to the UK’s top universities after they picked up their quite brilliant A-Level results. It is encouraging to learn that whilst the national picture shows a decline in results, John Lyon continues to see excellent results across the board.…

Best-ever A-level results cap a vintage year for Queen Elizabeth’s…

Queen Elizabeth’s School is today (Thursday 18th August) celebrating its best-ever results, with seven out of every ten A-levels awarded the highest-possible A* grade. The results are yet another golden achievement at the end of a year that has seen the boys’ state grammar school earn an ‘outstanding’ rating from…

Kolkata-born Amol Rajan is new host of BBC’s University Challenge…

Kolkata-born journalist and broadcaster Amol Rajan will host the BBC’s quiz programme University Challenge from the autumn of 2023. He will succeed Jeremy Paxman who has been its quizmaster since the show was revived by the corporation in 1994. Rajan, a cricket enthusiast, was appointed as the BBC’s media editor…

ICC must protect test, ODI formats amid rise of T20…

Former India captain Kapil Dev has called on cricket's governing body (ICC) to take steps to protect the test and one-day international formats amid the global growth of lucrative domestic Twenty20 competitions. The proliferation of T20 leagues has further strained cricket's already-bloated calendar, with new competitions in the United Arab…

Stokes wants England to stick to their guns over ‘Bazball’

England test captain Ben Stokes says he hopes his team has retained their "venom" ahead of the start of the three-match series against South Africa which begins at Lord's on Wednesday. There has been a lot of chatter about England's attacking style of play, nicknamed 'Bazball' because of new coach…

Amol Rajan to succeed Jeremy Paxman as University Challenge host

British Indian journalist Amol Rajan is the frontrunner to succeed Jeremy Paxman as University Challenge host, The Telegraph reported. Rajan has been the BBC's Media Editor since December 2016 and a presenter on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 since 2021. Paxman, 72, who is leaving the quiz show…

Players prioritising T20 leagues hardly a Boult from the blue

Trent Boult giving up his New Zealand Cricket contract is another sign of a revolution sweeping through the game -- a change happening not at the leisurely pace of a test match but at the breakneck speed of a Twenty20 inning. A key figure in the teams that won the…

Former New Zealand cricket great Ross Taylor says he faced…

New Zealand Cricket said on Thursday that they are looking into allegations by former skipper Ross Taylor that he suffered racism. The 38-year-old, who is of New Zealand-Samoan descent, retired from international cricket in April after a glorious career spanning 16 years. Taylor's comments are the latest accusation of racism…

Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Tribute to the king…

NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN REMEMBERED BY THE LEGEND WHO DISCOVERED HIM Late great maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is regarded as the greatest qawwali artist of all time and one of the most important musical voices of the 20th century. After an incredible career, the supremely gifted Sufi star…

Boult released from NZ contract to spend more time at…

World-class fast bowler Trent Boult was released from his central contract with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) at his own request on Wednesday so he can spend less time travelling and more time at home with his family. The 33-year-old, who has played 70 tests and 137 limited overs internationals since…

What Are Different Types Of Balls Used In Cricket And…

Cricket is a game that revolves around the bat and ball. Here you will get to know about cricket news taja. A ball is estimated to weigh between 155.9 to 163 grams, and its circumference is between 22.4 to 22.9 centimeters. In the past, the red ball was utilized for both Test…

Things You Need To Consider Before Place A Bet In…

Before you place your bet, don't forget to research the teams playing, how they stack up against each other, and their recent form. You will also want to keep in mind the weather forecast. A cloudy day will be difficult for betting, while a clear night is perfect for CBTF…

T20 Match Highlights Are Must To Watch

Cricket is one of the most well-known games in the world and has been a recognised team sport for hundreds of years. It was invented in England and is now very well-liked in nations including South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, and the West Indies. In its most basic…

‘Class is permanent and form is temporary’ Jayawardene backs Kohli…

Star India batter Virat Kohli is a quality player and has all the tools needed to come out of his prolonged dip in form, said former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene. Kohli and a fit-again KL Rahul on Monday returned to a 15-member Indian squad for the Asia Cup scheduled…

Adnan Miakhel, the Afghan teen who stays in hunt for…

Cricket comes easy to South Asian blood and Adnan Miakhel is no exception. The teen, who is obsessed with the sport, played on the dusty backstreets of his country Afghanistan with whatever he could get. As he bowled with a tennis ball for hours and made a bat out of…

Harmanpreet rues the trend of mistakes in the big final,…

Heartbroken after a gold medal slipped out of their hands, India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur harped on the need to stop repeating the same mistakes in 'title clashes', saying the "mental block" has to be broken, going forward. The Indian team came to close winning coveted gold on women's cricket's CWG…

Fan tries to hold Shah Rukh Khan’s hand, watch how…

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, in the past faced many difficulties due to his anger issues. Well in a recent incident his son Aryan Khan came at the right moment and controlled the 'Baazigar' actor's rage in front of the paps. Talking about the incident, the 'Chak De India' actor…

Fear losing the 50-over format in a couple of years…

ENGLAND all-rounder Moeen Ali has warned that other players could follow teammate Ben Stokes in quitting one-day internationals and that the format could become completely obsolete if nothing is done to fix the game's hectic calendar. Stokes, England's test captain, announced his shock retirement from 50-over cricket at the age…

ICC hopes to retain all-format players despite busy calendar

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is optimistic about retaining the game's all-format players despite their mounting workload in a busy calendar, chief executive Geoff Allardice said. England talisman Ben Stokes quit the 50-overs format last month, citing an "unsustainable" schedule, while India's Virat Kohli has been vocal about the growing…

Cricket to make case for 2028 LA Games this month

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will make a presentation to the Los Angeles Olympics organisers later this month in its bid for the sport to return to the Games after a gap of 128 years, sources told Reuters. Cricket has been shortlisted for potential inclusion at the 2028 Los Angeles…

Ex-Pak PM Imran Khan in the dock after election commission…

In a setback to ousted prime minister Imran Khan, Pakistan's election commission on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party for receiving prohibited funding from 34 foreign nationals and 351 foreign-based companies. A three-member bench of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), comprising Chief Election Commissioner…

England to tour Pakistan in September for T20s and tests

England will tour Pakistan in September for the first time in 17 years to play seven Twenty20 and three test matches in two spells, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Tuesday. England pulled out of their Pakistan tour last year soon after New Zealand had abandoned their tour of…

Counting and Cracking: A moving story of love, political strife…

An international theatre production about a family's journey through love, heartbreak, civil war, and migration touches down in UK in August for epic performances at Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh from August 8-14 and The Birmingham Rep from August 19-27. The multi-generational play, Counting and Cracking, follows a Sri-Lankan Australian family over four generations from…

‘Cricket match’ in UK created pitch for Imran Khan’s political…

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the party formed by former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan whose political rise has stemmed from anti-corruption rhetoric, had received funding via a private cricket tournament organised by a Pakistani tycoon, the Financial Times reported. The report said that Pakistani tycoon Arif Naqvi, founder of Dubai-based Abraaj Group,…

Need to focus on present and not on past: Rohit…

Indian captain Rohit Sharma said on Thursday that the team needs to focus on the present and not on what happened in the past. Indian captain Rohit Sharma rested in the ODI series against West Indies but will be returning to the squad for the five-match T20I series starting from…

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…

Indian High Commission, FICCI UK play friendly T20 cricket match…

THE Indian High Commission in the UK and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), UK, organised a friendly T20 cricket match at the Indian Gymkhana in London on Sunday (24) to celebrate 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', an initiative of the Indian government to celebrate the 75th…

IPL’s global dominance in T20 franchise cricket is dangerous, says…

Former Australia captain Adam Gilchrist on Wednesday voiced concerns over the Indian Premier League's (IPL) expanding global footprint, saying the cash-rich league's efforts to monopolise T20 franchise cricket are becoming "a little bit dangerous." Gilchrist's comments came in the wake of reports in Australian media saying batter David Warner will…

India to host 2025 Women’s ODI World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday finally unveiled the host countries for the next major ICC tournaments in the women's category, with India to host the marquee 50-over 2025 World Cup. The next ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in 2025 will be hosted by India and Sri Lanka will…

Haq calls out Scotland players for ‘deafening silence’ after racism…

Majid Haq scorned the failure of Scotland players to speak out following the publication of a report on racism in Cricket Scotland, saying it showed that the team taking a knee before games to protest racism was little more than tokenism. The report, published on Monday, found the governance and…

Indian Legend Sunil Gavaskar feels ‘blessed’ as Leicester ground named…

CRICKET ground in East Midlands in England has been named after Indian cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar. Honouring the cricketer, a ground in Leicester has been named after him. Gavaskar shared a picture of the event on his Instagram page. “Blessed to have a ground in Leicester named after me. This…

Salman Khan on south films doing well: Want to do…

Superstar Salman Khan on Monday said films from the south are doing "really well" and though every artist wants to make a good movie, there is no formula to guarantee box office success. Khan recently came on board to present the Hindi version of Kichcha Sudeepa's upcoming Kannada fantasy action-adventure…

India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: India target clean sweep,…

A ruthless Indian team is unlikely to take its foot off the pedal as it aims to top up a world-record winning feat with another clean sweep against the West Indies on Wednesday India created a world record on Sunday by sealing their 12th consecutive series win in the ODI…

Rafiq ‘incredibly proud’ of Haq, Sheikh for speaking up on…

Azeem Rafiq said he was "incredibly proud" of former Scotland cricketers Majid Haq and Qasim Sheikh for speaking out about the racist abuse they had suffered in their careers, which led to a damning review into Cricket Scotland. The review, which was backed by SportScotland, was published on Monday and…

The governance and leadership practices of Cricket Scotland have been…

The governance and leadership practices of Cricket Scotland have been found to be "institutionally racist", the organisation leading the independent review of the governing body said on Monday. The study confirmed there were 448 examples that demonstrated institutional racism, with 62% of survey respondents saying they had experienced, seen or…

Our domestic and IPL cricket keeps us ready: Axar Patel…

Axar Patel smashed a whirlwind unbeaten 35-ball 64, his maiden ODI fifty, to steer India to a series-clinching two-wicket win over the West Indies in a tense second match here Set a stiff target of 312, the visitors were tottering at 205 for five in 38.4 overs but Patel rescued…

Cricket Scotland board resigns ahead of report into racism

The board of Cricket Scotland resigned with immediate effect on Sunday, a day before an independent report into racism in the sport is published.The review was commissioned after allegations were made by one of the country's all-time leading wicket-takers, Majid Haq, who said Cricket Scotland was "institutionally racist".Haq's former team…

Have been hearing it for 10 years now: Shikhar Dhawan…

Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan said that he is not troubled by the criticism that he faces after almost every time he failed to score big in a couple of matches. Dhawan will become the seventh skipper to lead India this year during the three-match ODI series against the Men…

McCullum backs Ben Stokes’ ‘absolute positive’ decision to retire from…

England's Test coach Brendon McCullum views Ben Stokes' abrupt decision to retire from ODIs as an "absolute positive" but is not sure if this would become a trend for other players, given cricket's taxing schedule. The 2019 Word Cup final hero Ben Stokes on Monday made a surprise announcement to…

‘We are not cars, you can’t just fill us up’:…

AUTHORITIES should stop treating players like "cars" and fix cricket's "jam-packed" schedule to retain multi-format players, England's Ben Stokes said. Stokes announced his shock retirement from one-day internationals on Monday (18) saying playing all three formats of the game had become "unsustainable" for him. He elaborated further on his decision…

Meet India’s mango man, father of 300 varieties

Every day, Indian octogenarian Kaleem Ullah Khan wakes at dawn, prays, then ambles about a mile to his 120-year-old mango tree, which he has coaxed into producing more than 300 varieties of the beloved fruit over the years. His footsteps quicken as he draws nearer and his eyes light up…

If I had about 20 minutes with him, it might…

The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels he can help the out-of-form Virat Kohli regain touch by sorting his batting woes, especially his weakness outside off stump. Kohli is enduring a wretched run with the bat and has failed to score a century since November 2019. He could manage just 76 runs…

‘The schedule is a bit of a joke at the…

THE number of games being crammed into the global cricket schedule is "madness" and more players could follow Ben Stokes in quitting the one-day format, said former England captain Nasser Hussain. Stokes, who helped England win their maiden 50-overs World Cup in 2019, announced his shock retirement from one-day cricket…

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar visits Neasden Temple, London, UK

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as ‘Neasden Temple’ – on Wednesday 13 July 2022. Tendulkar and his family prayed at the temple and were blessed by His Holiness Mahant…

‘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…

You were fantastic throughout, what a player: Indian cricket fraternity…

Following wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant’s match-winning knock, many Indian cricketers took to social media to heap praises on the heroics of the star batter in Manchester. Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 125* and his 133-run partnership with Hardik Pandya helped India chase down 260 in the final ODI of three-match series at Manchester.…

‘Asia Cup 2022 likely to shift from Sri Lanka to…

Amid the ongoing economic crisis, the upcoming Asia Cup 2022, which was supposed to be hosted by Sri Lanka is now likely to be shifted to UAE. According to ANI sources in Sri Lanka Cricket Board, the country is facing a huge financial crisis and the board has finally taken…

‘Who is playing Ludo?’, Kaneria echoes Kapil Dev’s comments on…

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has backed Kapil Dev's comments on star batter Virat Kohli's form, who is at present going through a lean patch. Following the continuation of Kohli's disappointing form in the white-ball setup, World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev, while speaking to the media last week, had said…

Cannot even go for cricket practice due to fuel crisis:…

Sri Lankan cricketer Chamika Karunaratne waits in a long queue at the fuel station to fill up his car after two days. A young international cricketer who made his international debut in 2019 is now upset by the recent crisis in the country. Speaking exclusively to ANI on Saturday, "Luckily…

Azeem Rafiq, racism row: Yorkshire begins to pay employees fired…

Yorkshire is believed to have begun paying off its former employees who were dismissed over the racism scandal in the county cricket club.The club ended its legal battle with Liz Neto, who it fired as head of human resources, by reaching an out-of-court settlement with him, The Telegraph reported.The settlement…

‘This too shall pass’, Babar Azam backs Virat Kohli as…

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has come out in support of star Indian batter Virat Kohli after the latter's dip in form. Babar took to his Twitter and wrote, "This too shall pass. Stay strong. #ViratKohli," along with a photo of him and Kohli. After missing the first ODI against England…

Netizens go on a meme fest after Lalit Modi confirms…

After Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi announced that he is currently dating former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen and the couple is planning to get married soon, Netizens have been having a meme fest. Taking to Twitter, Modi, 56, dropped a string of pictures with the 'Main Hoon Naa' actor,…

‘Female actors are replaced with ease while filmmakers wait for…

Taapsee Pannu, who has several notable films to her credit, is presently waiting for the release of her much-anticipated film Shabaash Mithu, set to enter cinemas on Friday 15. She plays Indian cricketer Mithali Raj in the film which tells the story of her struggles and victories. During an interview,…

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…

Top 5 Players With Most Sixes in ODI Cricket History

After Test cricket, the One Day International (ODI) format was added to the game. With the game just lasting a single day, it was intended to improve the viewing experience. It served as a greater form of entertainment for the audience as well. The audience is drawn to cricket in…

Virat Kohli meets his U-15 teammate Ravi Teja in UK:…

INDIAN cricketer Virat Kohli met his former U-15 teammate Dwaraka Ravi Teja in London. Teja shared the picture of their meeting on Twitter. Indian cricket team is in UK for the ongoing India vs England ODI series. Teja played for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League…

What would be the fate of the Asia Cup? Sourav…

Ahead of the Asia Cup scheduled to be held in August in Sri Lanka, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said that the board will keep monitoring the situation in the island nation amid the ongoing political and economic crisis there. "I cannot…

ENG vs IND: Bumrah reveals his strategy behind match-winning spell…

Following his side's ten-wicket win over England in the second ODI, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah said that when the ball is doing something, the bowler does not have to try a lot. Bumrah's match-winning spell and Rohit Sharma's half-century helped India gain a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series…

McCullum: England Test team not a finished product yet, need…

His reign off to an excellent start, red-ball coach Brendon McCullum said England is not a “finished product” yet, adding that winning in all conditions should become a norm for the team. Playing an ultra-aggressive brand of cricket, England has won all four Tests since the new head coach took…

ENG vs IND: Shikhar Dhawan likely to play his 150th…

SHIKHAR DHAWAN is likely to play the 150th one-day-international (ODI) match of his career on Tuesday (12) against England at The Oval in Kennington. With this, he will become the 21st player to represent Team India in 150 ODIs or more. Sachin Tendulkar (463), MS Dhoni (347), Rahul Dravid (340),…

MP Preet Kaur Gill writes to CEO of Edgbaston Cricket…

BIRMINGHAM Edgbaston MP Preet Kaur Gill has written to Warwickshire's chief executive Stuart Cain regarding racist abuse being directed at Indian fans at Edgbaston stadium recently. "Racism is cancer in our society and we all have a duty to act when it raises its ugly head," the MP wrote in…

John McEnroe documentary secures date for theatrical release in UK

McEnroe, a documentary about tennis champion John McEnroe, has been slated for a theatrical release in the UK and Ireland and play dates in North America. As per Variety, in the documentary, the tennis great reflects on his tumultuous career and personal life alongside film archives from some of the…

Gujarat: Fake T20 cricket league to take bets from Russian…

Police have busted a gang conducting a fake T20 cricket tournament here in Gujarat to take bets from Russian bookies by live-streaming the matches and arrested four of its members, an official said on Monday. To create an impression of an Indian Premier League (IPL)-like major tournament, key accused Shoeb…

Amazon Prime’s new series will centre around disgraced ‘King of…

Controversial journalist Mazher Mahmood, who exposed many celebrities but ended up in jail himself for breaching the law, will be the subject of a new series on Amazon Prime.Mahmood, who had won several awards for investigative journalism, would often disguise himself as a rich Arab man because of which he…

Eng vs Ind: Police arrest fan after racism allegations during…

Birmingham Police on Friday said that a fan has been arrested for a 'racially aggravated public order offence', following reports of racist behaviour during the fifth rescheduled Test match between India and England at Edgbaston. A number of allegations were made on social media following the close of the Day…

I don’t really like that silly term that people are…

England coach Brendon McCullum said the term "Bazball", used to describe the team's new swashbuckling approach to test cricket since his appointment, is "silly," adding that there is more to England's style of play than all-out attack. England, who had been mired in a run of one win in 17…

Edgbaston Stadium to have undercover spotters to tackle racist abuse…

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has decided to deploy undercover spotters to Edgbaston Stadium in its renewed bid to check racist abuse of fans.The club’s pledge follows complaints of racist slurs hurled at India supporters and the inaction of stewards during a Test match between England and India last week.The venue…

My mindset doesn’t take me too high, neither low: Hardik…

Success and failure have stopped influencing star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has learnt to live a "neutral life" with a lot of clarity. Battling an injury-ravaged body, it was not easy for Pandya to return to the game. His career was in jeopardy but he made a grand comeback by…

India cricket fans racially abused

LEADING Asian MPs and commentators have condemned racist attacks on Asian fans watching the fifth Test between England and India at Edgbaston on Monday (4), which left some “literally in tears”. Footage shared on Twitter showed India supporters being targeted with abuse such as “you smelly P****”. One fan, Anil…

‘I want to be a part of Avengers and play…

Bollywood star Taapsee Pannu, who was last seen in the Telugu language film Mishan Impossible, is presently busy promoting her upcoming Hindi film, Shabaash Mithu. Based on the life of former Test and ODI captain of the India women's national cricket team, Mithali Raj, the Srijit Mukherji directorial is slated…

Time will tell whether loss at Edgbaston will have an…

India are defeated and deflated now. But skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said only "time will tell" how the crushing loss at Edgbaston impacts the side in the long run India let slip a golden opportunity to record their first series win in England since 2007 as the hosts, in…

Leicestershire County Cricket Club joins hands with Morningside Pharmaceuticals to…

THE Leicestershire County Cricket Club has partnered with Morningside Pharmaceuticals to help charities and good causes showcase their work during games, as part of a new sponsorship agreement. The Loughborough-based medicines manufacturer has continued as an Official Partner for the 2022 campaign, and has secured exclusive naming rights to the…

We are trying to rewrite how Test cricket is played…

Following his side's seven-wicket win over India in the fifth Test, England captain Ben Stokes said that his team is trying to re-write how Test cricket is played in England. A 269-run partnership between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow helped England create history, with the side completing their highest successful…

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…

We could not maintain intensity with bowling, could not bat…

Following his side's seven-wicket defeat to England in the fifth Test, Indian head coach Rahul Dravid admitted that the team could not seize its opportunities fully and maintain intensity in bowling. He also said the team could not bat well in the second innings. A 269-run partnership between Joe Root…

Not afraid of failing, just want to put pressure on…

Following his side's seven-wicket win over India, England batter Jonny Bairstow said that he is not afraid of failing and just wants to put pressure on the opposition. A 269-run partnership between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow helped England create history, with the side completing their highest successful run chase…

Smelly p**’, ‘Paki bas****s’: Indian fans allege racist abuse at…

While India and England were involved in an intense battle on the fourth day of a test match at Edgbaston on Monday evening, several fans in the stands allegedly faced racist slurs and complained of inaction by stewards.India supporters took to social media claiming they were called ‘smelly p**’, ‘curry…

Jasprit Bumrah holds new wicket record for India against England…

India stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah created a new record for the most wickets taken by an India bowler during a Test series in England. The pacer achieved this feat in the ongoing fifth Test against England, where he scalped three wickets and conceded 68 runs. His three-wicket haul took his…

Do you ask a male cricketer who their favourite female…

With a common goal of equal recognition for women in their career, much like her current on-screen avatar as Mithali Raj, actor Taapsee Pannu says she plunged into her hardest role of the former Indian women's cricket team captain in the biopic Shabaash Mithu. Regarded as one of the greatest…

Imran Khan’s party apologises to US for ‘foreign conspiracy’ allegations:…

In a fresh revelation, Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party has now apologized to the US against whom it had levelled allegations of planning to conspire to throw the cricketer-turned-politician out of power. He said that the government has procured all the evidence…

‘Easily the best WK batter in Tests right now’: Former…

Flamboyant India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant's sublime counter-attacking ton on the opening day of the rescheduled fifth Test against England earned praise from the cricket fraternity, which described the knock as "a special one under pressure". India was staring down the barrel at 98 for 5 before Pant (146 off 111…

Top ECB official suspended for ‘racial slur’ against ex-England bowler…

THE England and Wales Cricket Board has suspended a senior official for making a 'racial slur' about former England player Devon Malcolm, The Telegraph reported. The employee was stood down pending an investigation into an alleged jibe made earlier this season about being unable to see Malcolm until he smiles,…

EXCLUSIVE: End our cost of living crisis suffering

The chancellor must do more to help families and business. The call comes from Lord Karan Bilimoria, who is stepping down as the president of the Confederation of British Industry after two years at the helm. In an exclusive interview with Eastern Eye, the peer said the cost of living…

Ranveer Singh: Chameleon like actor’s colourful career

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL COUNTDOWN OF ALL THE BOLLYWOOD STAR’S FILMS This week Ranveer Singh turns a year older on July 6 and celebrates his 37th birthday. The popular actor will receive good wishes from all those who have been entertained by his movies, since he made a winning debut in 2010…

Rohit not yet ruled out of England Test: head coach…

Ahead of the upcoming fifth Test against England beginning July 1, India head coach Rahul Dravid has said that skipper Rohit Sharma is yet not been ruled out. Rohit Sharma tested COVID-19 positive following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. Since then there has been speculation about him…

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.…

England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan retires from international cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday confirmed that England Men's white-ball captain Eoin Morgan has retired from international cricket with immediate effect. During his 13-year international career with England, the 35-year-old won the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup as Captain in 2019 at Lord's, the first time…

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…

Ben Stokes becomes first Test player to hit century of…

England all-rounder and Test captain Ben Stokes is now the first Test cricketer to have hit 100 sixes and have taken 100 wickets. The star English all-rounder achieved this landmark during the third and final Test against England at Headingley in Leeds. In the first innings, Stokes played a short…

Watch: Former ICC elite panel umpire Asad Rauf now runs…

A former ICC elite panel umpire now runs a second-hand clothes shop in Lahore, Pakistan, and says he has no interest in cricket anymore, media reports said. Asad Rauf, 66, umpired 170 international games from 2000 to 2013, is now an owner of a shop in Landa Bazaar, Lahore. "I’ve…

ECB appoints Muslim inclusion adviser post racism scandal

THE England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed a Muslim inclusion body as an adviser, a report said.  Nujum Sports, which devised the Muslim athlete charter, will work with the men's and women's England teams, the 18 counties and the recreational game, the BBC reported. Former Yorkshire player Azeem…

Scottish cricketer John Blain ‘charged’ in Yorkshire racism case: Report

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is believed to have charged prolific Scottish cricketer John Blain in its investigation into the allegations of racism surrounding Yorkshire County Cricket Club.The board had said last week that Yorkshire and a "number of individuals" were charged but had not named anyone.During his…

‘Feels like my first film again and I’m really excited,’…

Actor Anushka Sharma has returned to film sets after almost three years (given the pandemic and her maternity break) with Chakda Xpress and she could not be happier. "It feels like my first film again and I'm really excited to start this journey with Chakda Xpress, a film that I…

Former Sri Lankan cricketer serves tea, buns to people at…

Amid the unprecedented fuel crisis in the country, former Lankan cricketer Roshan Mahanama was spotted serving tea and buns to people waiting in lines outside the stores to buy fuel and cooking gas. "We served tea and buns with the team from Community Meal Share this evening for the people…

Shabaash Mithu Trailer: Taapsee Pannu as Mithali Raj hits the…

The much-awaited trailer of Taapsee Pannu's upcoming film Shabaash Mithu is finally out and the actor looks fierce as she steps into the shoes of former Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj. In the trailer, Taapsee Pannu portrays the role of Mithu, a small-town girl with many big dreams in…

‘He has an impact already’: Eng pacer Broad praises head…

After registering a five-wicket win over New Zealand in the second Test of the three-match series, England pacer Stuart Broad lavished praise on his new head coach, Brendon McCullum and said that he already made an 'impact' in the team.Jonny Bairstow and captain Ben Stokes shined for England with the…

Lagaan to soon be adapted as Broadway show in UK?

Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's 2001 blockbuster film Lagaan: Once Upon A Time, which completed its 21 years of its release today, might be getting the Broadway treatment soon. Lagaan, set in 1893 during the late Victorian period of India's colonial British Raj, follows the story of Bhuvan (Aamir Khan), a villager…

ECB charge Yorkshire and seven individuals following Azeem Rafiq racism…

THE England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged Yorkshire cricket club and seven people for bringing the game into disrepute over racism allegations, according to a report.  However, the board has chosen not to name the individuals, the Sky News reported. The ECB began an investigation in 2021 after…

Jonny Bairstow scores second-fastest Test century for England

ENGLAND batter Jonny Bairstow on Tuesday (14) scored the second-fastest century for his country in Test cricket and surpassed the record of Ben Stokes. Bairstow achieved this feat during the second Test of the three-match series against New Zealand at Trent Bridge, where he smashed his ton in just 77…

IPL becomes 2nd most valued sporting league as broadcast deal…

U.S. media behemoth Walt Disney and Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries were the major winners in a high-stakes bid to broadcast the IPL, the world's richest cricket league, for the next five years in deals fetching the organisers $6.2 billion. Disney-owned Star India DIS.N retained the television broadcast rights to the…

Meg Lanning, Shane Warne honoured in Queen’s Birthday List

Australia women's team captain Meg Lanning and the late Shane Warne have been acknowledged in the annual Queen's Birthday Honours List.Lanning, 30, who recently led Australia to ODI World Cup triumph, has been awarded Member of the General Division (AM) for significant service to women's cricket at the elite level.…

Imran Khan’s anti-America rhetoric damages Pakistan’s relations with West: Report

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's anti-American rhetoric and his accusations against the US for conspiring to oust him from power is damaging the country's relations with the west, according to an analysis.Pakistan's economy is already facing a huge challenge and the country often turns to Western-led multilateral financial institutions…

No double hundred, no problem for New Zealand’s Mitchell

NEW ZEALAND's Daryl Mitchell said he has no regrets after falling agonisingly short of a maiden test double hundred in the second match against England. The middle-order batsman fell after a career-best 190, and his 236-run collaboration with fellow centurion Tom Blundell was the bedrock of New Zealand's robust first innings…

Ranveer Singh is all praises for Virat Kohli’s acting skills,…

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh complimented Virat Kohli's acting skills in a recent BTS video, shared by the Indian Cricketer with his wife Anushka Sharma. On Friday, Cricketer Virat Kohli took to his Instagram handle, and posted a BTS video with his wife Anushka Sharma, "Some candid moments" he captioned the…

Babar Azam creates yet another batting record

Babar Azam reached another massive feat in men's international cricket history as he became the first batter to score nine consecutive half-centuries in all three formats of cricket. Pakistan skipper scored 77 off 93 balls in the second ODI match against West Indies and added yet another fifty-plus score to…

Kane Williamson tests COVID-19 positive, ruled out of second Test…

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the second Test against England here at Trent Bridge, New Zealand Cricket confirmed on Friday.Williamson took the Rapid Antigen Test after experiencing minor symptoms on Thursday. He started a 5-day isolation period while the rest of the…

Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to hit 200 million followers…

Indian cricket star Virat Kohli has crossed the 200 million followers mark on the social media site Instagram. Former India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain entered the 200m club on Tuesday. With this, he became the first Indian to have 200 million followers on Instagram. "200 mil strong, thanks…

India legend Mithali Raj announces retirement: Here’s how the cricket…

THE Test and ODI captain of the Indian women's national cricket team, Mithali Raj, on Wednesday (8) announced her retirement from all formats of international cricket. Mithali is retiring as the leading run-scorer in the women's ODIs. She represented India in 232 matches, scoring 7805 runs at an average of…

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…

England’s Broad says he is on good terms with Root…

Veteran England seamer Stuart Broad has dismissed speculation of a rift with former test captain Joe Root, saying that it would be "pathetic" if he were to fall out with him over being dropped for the tour of West Indies earlier this year.  Broad and fellow paceman James Anderson, England's…

Sardar Udham and Atrangi Re win top honours at IIFA…

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s period drama Sardar Udham (2021), starring Vicky Kaushal in the titular role, emerged as the top winner at the IIFA Rocks 2022 ceremony with three awards in the technical categories, including cinematography and editing. The annual ceremony that recognises the best technical talent in the Hindi film…

Ed Sheeran to crown queen’s four-day jubilee party

British pop superstar Ed Sheeran was on Sunday set to bring the curtain down on four days of momentous nationwide celebrations to honour Queen Elizabeth II's historic Platinum Jubilee.The multi-award-winning singer-songwriter will perform at the finale of a day-long pageant lauding the 96-year-old monarch's record seven decades on the throne,…

Finch hopes Australia can bring some joy to crisis-hit Sri…

Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch hopes his team can bring some joy to cricket fans in Sri Lanka amid the island nation's worst financial crisis in over seven decades, the 35-year-old said on Friday. Australia cricketers had voiced some ethical concerns about the situation in Sri Lanka, where demonstrations have…

Charity supporter and IT chief Ashok J Rabheru awarded Knighthood

Charity supporter and IT chief, Ashok J Rabheru, has been awarded a Knighthood in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He becomes Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in recognition of his work for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which he has supported in various capacities for over twenty-five…

Didn’t have absolute authority, actual power centre lies elsewhere: Imran…

IN an unusual attack on Pakistan's powerful military, ousted prime minister Imran Khan has admitted that his government was a "weak one" which was "blackmailed from everywhere" as the power was not with him and "everyone knows where that is" Khan was ousted from power in April after losing a…

Kamal Haasan: A pathbreaking icon

A WATCHLIST OF THE LEGENDARY STAR’S MOST MEMORABLE MOVIES AHEAD OF HIS NEW RELEASE VIKRAM LEGENDARY actor Kamal Haasan makes a welcome return with big budget film Vikram. He stars alongside popular stars Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil in the dark Tamil action thriller, which will also have dubbed versions…

England’s Potts to make debut against New Zealand

Durham pace bowler Matthew Potts will make his international debut in the first of three tests between England and New Zealand at Lord’s starting on Thursday in what will also be his inaugural first class match at the world’s most famous ground. Potts, who has been the outstanding bowler in…

Pakistan’s Maroof to stay with daughter in Commonwealth Games village

PAKISTAN women's team captain Bismah Maroof and her family will be accommodated at the Commonwealth Games village in Birmingham, England in July so she can be with her infant daughter during the event, the country's cricket board has said. The Commonwealth Games Federation drew flak after media reports said Maroof's…

Vaughan slams ‘scandalous’ ticket prices for England-NZ test at Lord’s

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has slammed Lord's for the "astronomical prices" charged for tickets to the first test against New Zealand, saying fans were being priced out amid a cost-of-living crisis. The first test of the English summer at the 'Home of Cricket' begins on Thursday but hundreds of…

Sir Salman Rushdie heads list of British Asians recognised in…

Author Sir Salman Rushdie and cricketer Moeen Ali are among a number of British Asians honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published on Wednesday (1). With doctors, politicians, educators, authors, community leaders and philanthropists among the 13.3 per cent of recipients coming from an ethnic minority background, this list showcases…

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: in numbers

HERE is a rundown of the four days of festivities that start Thursday (2) to commemorate the 70-year reign of Britain's longest-ruling monarch: Troops and horses Around 1,500 soldiers, 400 army musicians and 250 horses will take part in the traditional "Trooping the Colour" parade Thursday, which returns after a…

Anushka Sharma to land in UK to shoot a 30-day…

Last seen in filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s Zero (2018) opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has started filming for her much-anticipated movie Chakda Xpress. The actress had been preparing to slide into the skin of her character for several months now. She always made sure to share…

Illinois player Fahad Babar at the ICC Cricket World Cup…

Based out of Chicago, Illinois, Fahad Babar is one player that had managed to earn a reputation for his ability on the cricket pitch with Team USA once upon a time. He has not been seen for a while in regard to representing his country, however with the team looking…

‘The day parents want their kid to become a sportsperson,…

Cricket legend Kapil Dev feels the day Indian parents start giving more emphasis on sports, the country will produce more champions across disciplines. Kapil said the mentality of Indian parents towards sports has changed drastically over the years, but more needs to be done. Kapil made the remarks close on…

Will Manchester United buy East Bengal FC? Here’s the response…

INDIAN cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly has said that English Premier League club Manchester United are in talks with Kolkata's East Bengal for ownership. Ganguly, who is facilitating the deal, told media that negotiations are on with United and a few others and a clear picture will emerge in two…

Here’s why Anushka Sharma regret not playing cricket growing up

Bollywood star Anushka Sharma is finally set to return to films after a long gap of four years. She was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero (2018) alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. Sharma will stage her comeback with Netflix’s cricket-based biographical drama Chakda Xpress where she plays…

Flower shows are not exclusive preserve of the English upper…

THE British Asian landscape designer Manoj Malde has spoken of “creating connections” as part of his new role as an ambassador for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) with a remit for “inclusivity” that was announced at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday (23). That was the day the Queen, who…

Now, Imran Khan praises India for this reason…

WHEN India refused to succumb to the Western pressure to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year, the praise for New Delhi’s diplomatic tightrope walk came from unexpected quarters.Pakistan’s then prime minister Imran Khan found merit in India’s “independent foreign policy” and even said his government was also…

Merthyr Cricket Club issues apology over racism row

A cricket club in Wales has issued an apology after a row over a tweet which was termed 'racist', media reports said.  The Merthyr Cricket Club called for chocolates in a tweet to celebrate a victory after beating Briton Ferry Town with Asian players. "Results are in, 1sts get the…

Abhay Deol: Story of a maverick

A FEW years ago, Abhay Deol admits he may have reflected on his cinema journey with a few regrets, but today that has been replaced with satisfaction of his achievements and rightly so. The maverick actor pioneered new ideas, uplifted the indie film scene in India and got projects that…

Former Indian cricketer jailed for road rage death

INDIAN cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was sentenced on Thursday (19) to one year in jail, nearly 35 years after he was accused of killing a man in a fit of rage. India's Supreme Court gave its latest ruling after the victim's family appealed a 2018 verdict that saw the 58-year-old…

Why Fantasy Cricket Games Are Preferred Over Digital Cricket Games

India was and remains a cricket-crazy nation. A huge number of fans follow the game religiously and have informed opinions about how it should be played. They even do their bit in taking their favorite stars to the level of divinity. Their passion, though, hasn’t been limited to the television…

Counting and Cracking: Staging a Sri Lanka migrant story

PLAYWRIGHT S Shakthidharan (Shakthi) is bringing his debut play, centred around the story of Sri Lankan migrants to Australia, to the UK as part of this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Counting and Cracking follows the lives of Radha and her son Siddhartha as they release the ashes of her mother into…

Australian all-round great Symonds dies in car crash

AUSTRALIAN cricket was reeling Sunday (15) after swashbuckling former all-rounder Andrew Symonds was killed in a car crash -- another tragic blow after the recent deaths of fellow greats Shane Warne and Rod Marsh. The 46-year-old, who played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals from 1998 to 2009, was involved…

Racism in cricket: Lord Patel says some at Yorkshire Club…

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club chair Lord Kamlesh Patel said a “very small minority” of people at the organisation are still in denial about what went wrong with it.Yorkshire members approved a package of reforms last month following a racism scandal, paving the way for lucrative England matches to be played…

Lionsgate Play sets premiere date for Abhay Deol-starrer Jungle Cry

Starring Abhay Deol in the lead role, Lionsgate Play’s Jungle Cry, which chronicles the inspiring journey of 12 underprivileged children winning the prestigious International Junior Rugby Tournament in 2007, will release on June 3.     Deol plays real-life rugby coach Rudraksh Jena in the movie, directed by Sagar Ballary. The cast…

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…

Pakistan paceman Shaheen returns home ahead of West Indies series

Pakistan paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi is returning home immediately ahead of next month's one-day international series against the West Indies, Middlesex County Cricket Club announced on Thursday. Shaheen was due to leave the county side in early June to prepare for his international commitments but the club said they supported…

Taapsee Pannu’s Dobaaraa to arrive on August 19

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s next directorial venture Dobaaraa, which features award-winning actress Taapsee Pannu in the lead role, has locked the date for its theatrical release. The film will hit the marquee on August 19, Kashyap announced on Thursday.        Billed as an edgy thriller, the film reunites Taapsee Pannu with…

Sri Lanka cricket stars slam government after deadly unrest

Sri Lankan cricket greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have hit out at the government after five people were killed in political violence and more than 200 injured. Current and former cricketers enjoy a massive fan following in Sri Lanka and their comments carry weight. "Peaceful protesters demanding for their…

Supreme Court suspends India’s British-era sedition law

INDIA's Supreme Court on Wednesday (11) suspended a colonial-era sedition law that activists say is often used by prime minister Narendra Modi's government to target free speech and dissent. Modi's critics say that the law, which was once used by Britain to target independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, has been abused…

Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor’s Mr And Mrs Mahi goes…

Dharma Productions’ upcoming film Mr And Mrs Mahi has gone before cameras, the production house announced on Monday.       The cricket drama stars Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor in lead roles. It reunites both actors after Maddock Films’ horror-comedy Roohi (2021), which was one of the first few films to release…

Ben Stokes to Bat at the No6 Position in the…

Ben Stokes has announced that he would be returning to his previous position of No. 6 in England's batting order now that he has been appointed as the team's captain. Stokes began his international career at No6 when he was called up nine years ago, but he was promoted to…

Racist comment: £50,000 fine for Essex

ESSEX have been fined £50,000 by an independent Cricket Discipline Commission panel after the English county club pleaded guilty to two charges in relation to a racist comment made at a board meeting in 2017. Essex chairman John Faragher resigned from his role in November 2021 after the allegation that…

Kohli hits 58 but Bangalore lose to high-flying Gujarat

Superstar cricketer Virat Kohli struck form with his first half-century of this Indian Premier League season on Saturday, but failed to inspire Royal Challengers Bangalore who slipped to their third straight loss. After a string of low scores including two golden ducks, Kohli hit 58 off 53 balls to guide…

NBA, NFL stars invest in Indian cricket franchise

US basketball star Chris Paul and American football players Larry Fitzgerald and Kelvin Beachum have invested in Indian Premier League cricket side the Rajasthan Royals, the franchise said Sunday. The world's most valuable cricket tournament has expanded to 10 teams this year with new franchises Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super…

Azeem Rafiq takes part in the March of the Living…

FORMER Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq has urged everyone to do their bit to end discrimination in the world, according to a report.  He made the appeal while taking part in the March of the Living to Auschwitz-Birkenau, an annual walk between the original labour camp at Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site…

Clean Slate extends support for women’s cricket and Yorkshire community

INDIA's Clean Slate Studioz has unveiled a series of new initiatives as part of its principal partnership deal with Yorkshire county cricket club including funding free cricket kits for young female cricketers. The announcements were made during the official unveiling of the Clean Slate branding on the east stand and…

Johnson thrilled with posters

PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson landed in Gujarat last Thursday (21) as he began his two-day India visit. He said he felt like Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar, as hundreds of people lined the streets and dozens of billboards depicted his image. “I had an amazing reception,” he said. “My face…

Shastri advises Kohli to pull out of IPL

For the second time in a week, former India coach Ravi Shastri has advised the out-of-form Virat Kohli to take a break, even if it meant "pulling out of the IPL, for all you care" to prolong his international career. Batting maestro Kohli has been battling one of his worst…

Pakistan’s Afridi relishing Lord’s ‘dream’ with Middlesex

Pakistan paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi says he will be living a dream when he makes his Middlesex home debut at Lord's on Thursday. The towering left-arm quick has signed to play for the English county club, based at the London ground -- the game's spiritual home. "It's every cricketer's dream…

Taapsee Pannu starrer Shabaash Mithu to arrive on July 15

Taapsee Pannu, who was most recently seen in the Telugu-language comedy thriller film Mishan Impossible (2022), on Friday announced the release date of her upcoming Bollywood film Shabaash Mithu. Bankrolled by Viacom18 Studios, Shabaash Mithu is directed by Srijit Mukherji. The upcoming sports drama is based on the life of…

Will the ECB preside over a ‘hand-wringing-wrist-slapping racism debacle’?

When we heard the compelling testimony of former Yorkshire cricketer, Azeem Rafiq, in front of the sport select committee last November, few people of colour would’ve been surprised. We know the racism we face on an almost daily basis. We know the fact our complaints are excused as banter. We…

Afridi proud to be part of Pakistan’s English county contingent

Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi hopes Pakistan will reap the benefits of their players' involvement in English county cricket as he prepares for his home debut with Middlesex. The young bowler is one of 10 Pakistani cricketers who have signed as overseas players for at least part of the 2022 season.…

Lightning-quick Malik tipped for India after igniting IPL

Speed demon Umran Malik is being backed to win a place in India's bowling attack after lighting up the IPL with deliveries of more than 150kph (93mph) and wickets galore. The 22-year-old returned figures of 5-25, becoming the first player on a losing team this season to be awarded man…

Stokes to be unveiled as England test captain today

ALL-ROUNDER Ben Stokes is to succeed Joe Root as England test captain and the appointment will be announced later on Thursday (28), the Guardian said. Rob Key would make the announcement in his first media conference since being appointed managing director of men's cricket by the England and Wales Cricket…

Why it was ‘annus horribilis’ for English cricket

ENGLISH cricket has been through its “annus horribilis” partly due to the poor performance of Joe Root’s Test team, but mainly because of the revelations about the racism suffered by Azeem Rafiq at Yorkshire, it has been stated in Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2022. The expression was famously used by the…

Wisden: Almost a Test year of India’s dreams

INDIAN and Pakistani players have won high praise from Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2022, which has long been considered the sport’s bible. Two Indians, the batsman Rohit Sharma, and the pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah figure in Wisden’s “Five Cricketers of the Year”, which is a great honour. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan…

‘Fantastic cricketer’ Kohli will turn form around: Du Plessis

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis is confident Virat Kohli will overcome his IPL batting slump. Kohli took his Indian Premier League tally this season to just 128 runs from nine matches after scoring a scratchy nine in the defeat to Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday following two golden ducks.…

Kohli flops again but Bangalore confident star ‘will come back…

Virat Kohli's second successive golden duck in the IPL saw Royal Challengers Bangalore crash to 68 all out and lose to Sunrisers Hyderabad by nine wickets on Saturday but the team insisted their star batter will bounce back. Kohli, who also fell to a first-ball duck against Lucknow Super Giants…

Kohli ‘anxious’ and ‘fried’ but will battle out of alarming…

Virat Kohli deserves more respect and will fight his way out of an alarming slump which hit a new low when he suffered a second successive golden duck in the IPL, fellow cricket stars say. It is the first time in the Indian's stellar career that he has got out…

Mohammad Amir signs for Gloucestershire

English county cricket club Gloucestershire announced on Friday they had signed former Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir on a three-match deal. The 30-year-old, who played 36 Tests, 61 one-day internationals and 50 Twenty20s, will be available for Gloucestershire's County Championship division one games against Surrey, Hampshire and Somerset. Amir will provide…

UK-India free-trade deal likely by Diwali this year

BRITAIN and India agreed on Friday (22) to step up defence and business cooperation during a visit to New Delhi by Boris Johnson, who said a bilateral free-trade deal could be wrapped up by October. On his first visit to the Indian capital as UK prime minister, Johnson discussed with…

Twenty facts to celebrate Arijit Singh’s birthday and huge UK…

POPULAR singer Arijit Singh turns a year older on April 25 and then returns to UK the first week of May for two huge arena concerts, where he will be performing his greatest hits. To celebrate India’s most popular solo star returning for a British tour and his 35th birthday,…

Director Suresh Triveni launches creative studio Opening Image

Filmmaker Suresh Triveni, whose latest directorial Jalsa (2022) received an overwhelming response on Amazon Prime Video, has announced the launch of his creative studio and production house, Opening Image, which will be backed by the Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment. Under Opening Image, Suresh Triveni is set to build a strong…

Home hero Hardik has newcomers Gujarat flying high in IPL

Surprise-package Gujarat Titans have taken the IPL by storm in their debut season with a cleverly assembled and astutely coached team led by the all-round talents of local star Hardik Pandya. Founded by global venture fund CVC Capital for $690 million, Gujarat on Sunday stunned four-time champions Chennai Super Kings…

Overcooked Kohli risks ‘fried brain’ if not rested: Shastri

Out-of-sorts Virat Kohli could be lost to cricket with a "fried brain" if he is not given a break soon, said former India coach Ravi Shastri after the batsman's latest IPL failure. Kohli's extended lean patch in the Indian Premier League continued when the Royal Challengers Bangalore star was out…

‘BBC is not able to move the dial on diversity’

In 1999, a court found a brother and mother guilty of murdering a 19-year-old Muslim woman. While he strangled her, their mother sat on her legs. Her crime was to be carrying the baby of her childhood sweetheart while her husband, by forced marriage, was in Pakistan. The story of…

Pujara hits unbeaten double century

India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara hit an undefeated double century to help his English county side Sussex draw against Derbyshire on Sunday. The 34-year-old was unbeaten on 201 from 387 balls and shared a stand of 351 with Tom Haines who batted for almost 11 hours for his 243. Pujara,…

‘Bigger goals’ as IPL star Karthik targets India return

Dinesh Karthik said he is eyeing an India comeback after his unbeaten 66 off 34 balls powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 16-run win over Delhi Capitals on Saturday. The in-form Karthik steered Bangalore to 189 for five after Glenn Maxwell's breezy 55 in the second match of the day…

Shan Masood hits maiden double century for Derbyshire

Pakistan opening batsman Shan Masood hit a maiden double century on Thursday playing for Derbyshire in the English county championship. The stylish 32-year-old left-hander was 201 not out in a total of 327-2 at stumps on the first day of the match against Sussex at Derby. His runs came off…

Pakistan’s Rizwan and India’s Pujara team up for Sussex

Mohammad Rizwan and Cheteshwar Pujara played for Sussex in the English County Championship on Thursday -- a rare example of Pakistani and Indian cricketers turning out for the same team. India cut bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan after attacks in Mumbai in 2008 that authorities blamed on Pakistani militants and…

What’s next for Pakistan after Imran Khan’s ouster?

A PROTRACTED political drama in Pakistan turned a page on April 10, with prime minister Imran Khan being removed from office following a vote of no confidence in the country’s Parliament.He was replaced by opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif. But that is unlikely to be the end of political turmoil in…

US congratulates Pakistan’s new prime minister

THE UNITED STATES on Wednesday (13) congratulated Pakistan prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, newly elected following the weekend ouster of Imran Khan, who accused Washington of involvement in a conspiracy to force him from power.Khan was dismissed on Sunday (10) after losing a no-confidence vote, and Sharif elected by Pakistan lawmakers…

Dube, Uthappa fire IPL holders Chennai to first win

Shivam Dube and Robin Uthappa smashed 17 sixes between them to help holders Chennai Super Kings register their first win of the Indian Premier League season against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday. Dube struck an unbeaten 95 and Uthappa hit 88 as the pair built a third-wicket partnership of 165…

MCC hosts Ramadan iftar at Lord’s

THE Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) organised an event at Lord’s to celebrate Ramadan for the local community with a specially cooked Iftar on Friday (8).  Over 150 people attended the event which included a discussion on ‘Cricket during Ramadan’ held after the first day of the season opener match between Middlesex…

Williamson-led Hyderabad hand Gujarat first IPL loss

Kane Williamson hit 57 to win the battle of captains against Hardik Pandya as Sunrisers Hyderabad handed newcomers Gujarat Titans their first loss in the Indian Premier League On Monday. Chasing 163 for victory, Hyderabad started strongly with a 64-run opening stand between Williamson and Abhishek Sharma (42) before Nicholas…

Rafiq racism row: ECB to charge up to 12 former…

THE England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will charge up to 12 former Yorkshire staff in connection with the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal, it was reported on Monday (11).  The ECB announced their investigation into Yorkshire's handling of Rafiq's allegations in November 2021 after receiving the club's report on the…

Shehbaz Sharif elected as Pakistan’s new prime minister

PAKISTAN lawmakers on Monday (11) elected Shehbaz Sharif as the country's new prime minister following the weekend ouster of Imran Khan, who resigned from the National Assembly along with most of his party members.Khan was dismissed on Sunday (10) after losing a no-confidence vote, paving the way for an unlikely…

‘Not close to winning’: IPL giants Chennai and Mumbai slump…

IPL big guns Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings fell to their fourth loss of the season on Saturday to raise fears of an early exit from the Twenty20 tournament. Holders Chennai and Mumbai have nine IPL title between them but reputation took a beating when they were outplayed by…

Royals top IPL table with narrow win as Ashwin ‘retires…

Rajasthan Royals prevailed in a last-over thriller to edge out Lucknow Super Giants by three runs and top the Indian Premier League table on Sunday. West Indies big-hitter Shimron Hetmyer hit an unbeaten 59 off 36 balls and lifted Royals from 67-4 to 165-6 in the second match of the…

South Africa spinners wrap up crushing win over Bangladesh

South African captain Dean Elgar hailed the performance of a below-strength team after they completed a crushing 332-run win on the fourth day of the second Test against Bangladesh at St George's Park on Monday. Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque, meanwhile, bemoaned the failure of his players to perform with both…

Pakistan lawmakers clash as no-trust debate begins

PAKISTAN lawmakers clashed angrily in the National Assembly on Saturday (9) ahead of a no-confidence vote on prime minister Imran Khan that will likely see him booted from office.The speaker adjourned proceedings without giving a reason after just 30 rowdy minutes, ordering lawmakers to return in the afternoon.Khan, who was…

Richer than the queen: Rishi Sunak’s mega-wealthy wife and in-laws

Akshata Murty, the Indian wife of embattled British chancellor Rishi Sunak, is richer than the queen as the daughter of a self-made tech billionaire and a no-less-formidable engineer and philanthropist mother. Sunak, once seen as a future prime minister, has seen his popularity sink because of surging consumer prices, while…

South African de Kock seals Lucknow’s win over Delhi

Krunal Pandya's unbeaten cameo of 19 and Quinton de Kock's 80 off 52 balls gave Lucknow Super Giants a six-wicket win for over Delhi Capitals on Thursday in the Indian Premier League. Rishabh Pant-led Delhi set a target of 150 after Lucknow skipper KL Rahul won the toss and decided…

Twelve best Indian movies with a cricketing theme

INSPIRING Indian film Kaun Pravin Tambe premiered on streaming site Hotstar on April 1 and tells the real-life story of a cricketer who realised his sporting dream late in life. This will be followed by big-budget Bollywood drama Jersey, which is a remake of a 2019 Telugu language film of…

Metal plate removed from ex-India skipper’s skull 60 years on

Doctors have removed a metal plate from the skull of India's former cricket captain Nari Contractor -- 60 years after it was put in following a near-fatal bouncer by West Indies' Charlie Griffith. The nasty blow to the back of his head when facing the Barbados fast bowler in a…

Elgar defends South Africans against ‘sledging’ allegations

South African Test captain Dean Elgar on Thursday defended his team against allegations of "unbearable sledging" during the first Test against Bangladesh in Durban. He said the Bangladesh players needed to "harden up" if they wanted to play the game at a high level. Speaking ahead of the second Test,…

Imran Khan vows to fight on after court rules against…

PAKISTAN'S prime minister Imran Khan is due to address the nation on Friday (8) after the Supreme Court ruled he acted unconstitutionally in blocking an attempt to oust him - a decision that could end his premiership in days.Last Sunday (2), political allies of the former cricket star dissolved parliament…

Pakistan court orders Imran Khan to face no-confidence vote

PAKISTAN'S Supreme Court ruled on Thursday (7) that the National Assembly had been illegally dissolved, and ordered parliament to reconvene to hold a no-confidence vote that will likely see prime minister Imran Khan booted from office.Khan asked the president to dissolve the assembly after the deputy speaker refused to allow…

Azam to Khawaja: Five things we learned from Australia’s Pakistan…

Australia's cricketers were heading home Wednesday after completing their first tour to Pakistan since 1998. Pat Cummins' side won the three-Test series 1-0, lost the one-day internationals 2-1 and rounded off an incident-free trip with victory in the lone Twenty20 international. Eastern Eye highlights five things we learned from the…

India’s Clean Slate becomes Headingley’s new principal sponsor

ACTRESS Anushka Sharma's brother Karnesh Ssharma and partner Amreesh Chandra's streaming platform Clean Slate Studioz will be the new principal sponsor at Headingley for the 2022 season. The Indian firm will also become the new Principal Partner for Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Two-year deal fills the naming-rights slot vacated by…

No-trust motion: Verdict on Imran Khan’s actions likely tomorrow

PAKISTAN'S top court could rule on Thursday (7) on prime minister Imran Khan's move to block an opposition attempt to oust him, a step his critics say is unconstitutional and has touched off political turmoil.Khan, a former cricket star, lost his parliamentary majority last week and had faced a no-confidence…

Kamlesh Patel: Yorkshire aspires to be a “beacon of hope”…

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club (YCCC) aspires to be a "beacon of hope" for diversity in English cricket, its chairman Kamlesh Patel has said. The club was rocked by a racism scandal last year after Azeem Rafiq, a former England under-19 captain of Pakistani descent, alleged that he had been a…

Pakistan president wants election date set as political crisis continues

Pakistan president Arif Alvi told the election commission on Wednesday to fix a date for a new national ballot, as the supreme court sat to decide the legality of political manoeuvres that led to parliament being dissolved. The court must rule if the deputy speaker of the national assembly violated…

Bangladesh call for neutral umpires after S. Africa controversy

Bangladesh called for the return of neutral umpires in international cricket after claiming "inconsistent" decisions put them at a disadvantage in the first Test against South Africa currently being played in Durban. Umpires from host countries have been used exclusively since 2020, when the pandemic imposed worldwide travel restrictions. South…

Pujara’s stint at Sussex to be delayed

INDIA batsman Cheteshwar Pujara's debut for English county Sussex has been delayed by visa problems, it was announced Monday (4). Sussex had hoped to have Pujara available for their opening County Championship match at home to Nottinghamshire starting on Thursday (7). But delays in issuing the 34-year-old a visa mean…

Pakistan’s top court resumes hearing on prime minister Khan’s bid…

Pakistan's top court resumed deliberations on Tuesday about the legality of prime minister Imran Khan's attempt to block an opposition bid to oust him, a dispute that has led to political turmoil in the nuclear-armed country. Former cricket star Khan lost his parliamentary majority last week and had been facing…

John Faragher’s racist comment: Essex County plead guilty

ESSEX COUNTY have pleaded guilty to two charges of bringing cricket into disrepute over an alleged racist comment at a board meeting five years ago, a media report said.  Former chairman of the county John Faragher allegedly used a racial slur during a 2017 board meeting that the county failed…

Pakistan court adjourns no-trust vote hearing

POLITICAL turmoil intensified in Pakistan after the country’s supreme court adjourned on Tuesday (5) without ruling on the legality of political manoeuvres that led prime minister Imran Khan to dissolve the national assembly and call fresh elections.Former cricket star Khan lost his parliamentary majority last week and faced a no-confidence…

Pakistan’s Shadab Khan signs for Yorkshire as Ballance takes a…

Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan has signed to play for Yorkshire in the Twenty20 Blast, the English county announced Friday. The 23-year-old leg-spinner will be available for the club's first five and last six fixtures of the domestic T20 competition. Shadab has represented Pakistan in all three international formats, including 64…

Spin wins it for South Africa – but Elgar still…

Spin bowling won the first Test for South Africa against Bangladesh at Kingsmead on Monday, but captain Dean Elgar said he still preferred to attack opponents with fast bowling. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj and off-spinner Simon Harmer bowled unchanged as Bangladesh crashed to 53 all out, giving South Africa a…

Top Sri Lanka cricketers back anti-government protests

Some Sri Lankan cricket stars are backing protests sweeping the island nation over a spiralling economic crisis, with former Test captain Mahela Jayawardene urging government leaders to resign. The country is suffering severe shortages of food, fuel and other essentials -- along with record inflation and crippling power cuts --…

Jadeja waiting for it to ‘click’ after dismal IPL start

Ravindra Jadeja is refusing to panic after his captaincy of Indian Premier League titleholders Chennai Super Kings got off to the worst possible start with three straight losses. The four-time IPL champions went down to Punjab Kings by 54 runs on Sunday to drop to ninth in the 10-team tournament's…

Imran Khan outfoxes opposition

REGARDED as a wily cricket captain during his playing days, Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan appeared on Sunday (3) to have stumped his political opposition as well.The country's president dissolved the national assembly just hours after the deputy speaker declined to accept a no-confidence motion that would likely have seen…

Pakistan politics: Imran Khan recommends fresh elections

PAKISTAN prime minister Imran Khan called on Sunday (3) for the president to dissolve parliament and hold a fresh election, minutes after the National Assembly deputy speaker declined to hear a no-confidence motion into his rule. In an address on state TV, Khan said there had been unacceptable interference in…

With WIPL, India is going to be unbeatable in 10…

Star Australia wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy has backed the BCCI's plan of launching a Women's IPL next year and said India can become unbeatable in 10 years owing to the franchise-based T20 league. Last week, the BCCI announced that it is planning to start the Women's IPL by 2023, though the…

Yorkshire can host internationals as board approves reforms

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club can continue to host international cricket at Headingley after its members voted in favour of governance reforms on Thursday (31), meeting the conditions set out by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Yorkshire were barred from staging internationals in the wake of a racism scandal…

Kohli says de Villiers will be first person on his…

Virat Kohli feels if Royal Challengers Bangalore were crowned champions for the first time this season, it would mean a lot to AB de Villiers, who would be the first person on the former captain's mind after the triumph. One of contemporary cricket's greatest batters, de Villiers retired from all…

Injured Marsh to join IPL’s Delhi after Pakistan exit

Australia's Mitchell Marsh will join IPL side Delhi Capitals after being ruled out of the remaining limited-overs matches in Pakistan following a hip injury, his country said Wednesday. The 30-year-old all-rounder was expected to play a key role in the three-match ODI series but missed Tuesday's first game, won by…

No-trust motion: Pakistan parliament session adjourned

PAKISTAN'S parliament session was on Thursday (31) adjourned abruptly till Sunday (3) after opposition lawmakers demanded an immediate vote on a no-confidence motion against prime minister Imran Khan.The adjournment came amid vociferous protest from the opposition who had tabled the motion on March 28. Khan has suffered further setbacks as…

Death of Bollywood

HOW SELF-INDULGENT FILMS, NEPOTISM, AND BAD WRITING ARE KILLING AN INDUSTRY LONG-TERM readers of Eastern Eye will know that the newspaper publishes a big Bollywood-led film preview at the beginning of each year, but in 2022 it didn’t happen because the overall quality of forthcoming Hindi cinema releases is just…

Women’s Cricket World Cup: England will meet undefeated Australia in…

DANNI WYATT scored her second one-day international century and Sophie Ecclestone took six wickets as champions England crushed South Africa by 137 runs on Thursday (31) to set up a mouthwatering Women's World Cup final against heavyweights Australia. The English may need to lift their game again, however, to beat…

Bangladesh ready for South Africa challenge, says Mominul

Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque believes his team are well prepared ahead of the first Test against South Africa starting at Kingsmead on Thursday. Speaking at a pre-match press conference, Mominul said: "South Africa are playing at home and that is always an advantage. However, we have been here for nearly…

Hasaranga shines as Bangalore edge Kolkata in IPL thriller

Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga returned figures of 4-20 to set up a three-wicket victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore in a low-scoring IPL thriller against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. Hasaranga's inspired spell of leg-spin helped bowl out Kolkata for 128, a total Bangalore overhauled with four balls to spare after…

India court bails students held for celebrating Pakistan cricket win

An Indian court granted bail Wednesday to three students jailed for celebrating India's defeat to arch-rival Pakistan in a T20 World Cup cricket match last year, their lawyer said. The students were arrested in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in October and charged with sedition just days after…

Samson shines as Royals beat Hyderabad

SANJU SAMSON led from the front with a blistering 55 as Rajasthan Royals opened their season campaign in the IPL with an emphatic 61-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday (29). The captain, playing his 100th match for Royals who won the inaugural Indian Premier League edition under late Australian…

No-trust motion: Main ally deserts Imran Khan’s government

A MAIN ally of Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan's government has reached a pact with opposition parties seeking to oust him, a party official said on Wednesday (30).The move signalled the prime minister may be running out of options as he tries to stay in power.Former cricket star Khan, 69,…

Imran Khan faces test of his political life

PAKISTAN'S opposition has tabled a no-trust motion against prime minister Imran Khan as defections in his party and cracks in the ruling coalition appeared to have made his position fragile.The National Assembly, the lower house of the bicameral parliament, will begin a debate on the motion on Thursday (31) and…

Eight teams to participate in British Kabaddi League

THE British Kabaddi League has been launched in Wolverhampton to mark the prominent role of the Midlands in British Kabaddi, a statement said. Eight teams including, Birmingham Bulls, Wolverhampton Wolfpack, Walsall Hunters and Leicester Warriors, alongside London Lions, Edinburgh Eagles, Glasgow Unicorns and Manchester Raiders will participate in the league…

Gujarat win battle of IPL newcomers against Lucknow

Mohammed Shami's three wickets and a batting blitz by Rahul Tewatia helped Gujarat Titans begin their IPL journey with a thrilling win over fellow debutants Lucknow Super Giants on Monday. Chasing 159 for victory, Gujarat were in trouble at 78-4 but Tewatia smashed an unbeaten 40 off 24 balls to…

Lalit, Axar help Delhi down Mumbai in IPL

Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel turned unlikely heroes to help Delhi Capitals stun Mumbai Indians by four wickets in the Indian Premier League on Sunday. Chasing 178 for victory, Lalit (48) and Axar (38) lifted Delhi from a precarious 104-6 with an unbeaten stand of 75 to win with 10…

Du Plessis shines on IPL captaincy debut but Bangalore lose

Faf du Plessis smashed 88 on his Indian Premier League debut as captain but his side Royal Challengers Bangalore went down to Punjab Kings in a high-scoring match on Sunday. The South African veteran put on fiery stand of 118 off 61 balls with predecessor Virat Kohli, who hit an…

India plans women’s IPL next year

India's cricket board is planning to launch the women's edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament next year. "It has to be approved by the (annual general meeting)," Sourav Ganguly, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told reporters on Friday. "We plan to start…

Ponting sees ‘outstanding’ Pant as potential India skipper

Australia great Ricky Ponting on Saturday said India's Rishabh Pant has the makings of a successful leader as the wicketkeeper-batter begins another IPL season as Delhi Capitals captain. Pant's Delhi will start their Indian Premier League campaign against five-time champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday in an expanded 10-team Twenty20 tournament.…

Aus vs Pak: Pat Cummins ‘thrilled’ to claim test series…

Australian skipper Pat Cummins was thrilled to claim a historic Test series in Pakistan just months after their Ashes victory, on their first tour to the country in 24 years. "I think everyone is totally elated. Winning at home in the Ashes series and winning overseas doesn't happen very often,"…

Australia win third Test to claim historic series against Pakistan

Australia claimed a historic victory against Pakistan on Friday, taking the three-Test series 1-0 with a 115-run win on the fifth day of the last match in Lahore. Australia are in Pakistan for the first time since 1998, having previously refused to tour over security fears. Jubilant crowds of Pakistani…

Indian Premier League season 15: the teams, top players

The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 extravaganza begins on Saturday when holders Chennai Super Kings face Kolkata Knight Riders. Eastern Eye guides you through the 10 teams, including two new franchises, who will compete in the world's richest cricket championship. Mumbai Indians Key Indian players: Rohit Sharma…

Rising star Sunak loses some of his shine

British chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak is being accused of being out of touch with ordinary voters, in a sudden fall from grace just months after he was tipped as the next prime minister. The star of the 41-year-old had been in ascendancy for his handling of public finances…

No-trust motion against Imran Khan delayed till Monday

THE SPEAKER of Pakistan's parliament adjourned a motion of no-confidence in prime minister Imran Khan on Friday (25), provoking opposition accusations he was buying time for the ex-cricketer to muster support after a spate of defections from his party.The motion will now be tabled on Monday (28) after which seven…

UK government to cut funding unless ECB tackles racism

THE British government has supported a parliamentary committee's recommendation to limit public funding for cricket unless the sport can demonstrate continuous progress in getting rid of racism, it said.  The government also said it expected to see "clear and lasting evidence of positive progress" across English cricket after a damaging…

Imran Khan says he will not resign, but allies may…

PAKISTAN prime minister Imran Khan has said he will not resign at any cost, even as at least three allies of the ruling coalition have indicated to vote against his government during a no-trust motion later this month."I will not resign under any circumstance. I will play till the last…

IPL starts on Saturday with limited crowds

THE Indian Premier League (IPL) returns for its biggest season on Saturday (26), with a galaxy of top names and two new franchises expanding the world's richest cricket competition to 10 teams for its 15th edition. But crowds in the cricket-mad nation will, initially at least, be limited to 25…

BYJU’S named Official Sponsor of Football World Cup 2022

INDIAN education technology firm BYJU'S was on Thursday (24) named as an Official Sponsor of the 2022 Football World Cup to be held in Qatar.The Bangalore-based firm, which offers online education catering to all age groups, also sponsors the Indian cricket team. It said the latest deal was its first…

Sikh fan ‘racially attacked’ at Arsenal’s Premier League match against…

FOOTBALL club Arsenal has said it contacted a fan who was allegedly subjected to racial abuse and physical attack during its Premier League match against Liverpool in London last week.A Sikh fan was reportedly attacked and his turban knocked off in the toilets of the Emirates Stadium during the halftime…

Imran Khan faces toughest challenge to his rule in four…

FOREIGN ministers of Muslim nations began meeting in Pakistan on Tuesday (22) as the country's leader trumpets his Islamic credentials while at the same time battling the most serious challenge to his rule in four years.The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is meeting in Islamabad with an ambitious agenda that…

Middlesex’s Shah urges to ‘evolve with society’ to achieve diversity…

THE co-chair of Middlesex's equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) committee has urged to 'evolve with society' to achieve diversity goals as communities will continue to change.  In an interview with The Cricketer, Ankit Shah said that the perception of cricket cracked on matters of diversity, inclusion and anti-racism 'can never…

Sadhguru sets off on 30,000-km Save Soil road trip from…

LONDON'S Parliament Square was the flag-off point for Indian spiritual leader Sadhguru's 30,000-km motorbike tour on Monday (21), as he set off on his Save Soil awareness campaign across Europe and the Middle East en route to India.The yoga guru, 64, donned his biking gear for the 100-day tour, which…

Ranveer Singh’s ’83 lands on Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar

If you missed Ranveer Singh’s sports-drama ’83 (2021) in cinemas, you can now stream the much-loved film on Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar. Helmed by Kabir Khan, the film starts streaming on platforms from 21st March, 2022. The nostalgic trip down the epic memory lane of the 1983 World Cup victory…

Anushka Sharma steps away from producing to focus on acting

Anushka Sharma, whose resume boasts of such blockbusters as Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), and Sultan (2016), has decided to return to full-time acting after stepping away from her production house. Sharma, who laid the foundation of the production house Clean Slate Filmz in…

Imran Khan faces toughest test as no-trust move looms

PAKISTAN'S parliament will convene on Friday (25) to take up a no-confidence motion against prime minister Imran Khan, the lower house speaker's office has said, in what is shaping up to be his toughest test since coming to power in 2018.An alliance of opposition parties filed the motion against Khan…

Women’s WC: Australia beat India to reach semi-final

A classy 97 by Meg Lanning confirmed unbeaten Australia's place in the Women's World Cup semi-finals as a record run chase saw them to victory over India on Saturday (19). In a match that went down to the wire in Auckland, title favourites Australia reached 280-4 to overtake India's 277-7…

From stones to selfies: Australian super fan welcomed in Pakistan

When Australian cricket fan Luke Gillian last visited Pakistan in 1998, home supporters threw stones at him when he ventured out in public. These days everyone wants a selfie. Gillian is back in Pakistan with a small contingent of Australian fans on their first tour of the country in nearly…

Record-breaking Babar up there with the best after Pakistan heroics

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has long established his credentials in limited-overs cricket, but his 196 against Australia put him up there with some greats in the long form of the game too. Azam fought valiantly for 10 hours and seven minutes in an innings lasting 425 deliveries to help Pakistan…

Little known Afridi in Pakistan’s limited-overs squad for Australia series

Pakistan named two surprise inclusions to their limited-overs squads on Thursday for the one-day international and T20 matches against Australia later this month. Little known spin-bowling allrounder Asif Afridi and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Haris were brought in following impressive performances in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League. The 35-year-old Afridi took…

Lord Patel offers to quit Yorkshire over ‘bitter civil war’

LORD PATEL has threatened to quit Yorkshire over the bitter civil war to engulf the club since the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal, according to a media report.  He has written to the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) amid calls for him to resign over his handling of the fallout…

Azam and Rizwan foil Australia as second Test ends in…

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam smashed 196 and Mohammad Rizwan 104 not out to deny Australia victory on Wednesday and force a dramatic draw in the second Test in Karachi. The Australians had sniffed victory on their first tour of the country in nearly a quarter of a century, but Azam…

Indian kabaddi player shot dead during tournament

A prominent Indian athlete has been shot and killed after returning to the country from his home in Britain to organise a kabaddi tournament, police told AFP Tuesday. Kabaddi -- which roughly translates to "holding hands" -- is a tag-meets-rugby contact sport widely believed to have originated in the South…

Saqib Mahmood set for England test debut

FAST BOWLER Saqib Mahmood will make his test debut against West Indies in Barbados, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday (15), after Mark Wood was ruled out of the second test with a right elbow injury. Mahmood, 25, has played seven one-day internationals and 12 Twenty20s,…

Australia in command of second Test after Starc wrecks Pakistan

Mitchell Starc led the Australian pace attack with three wickets Monday to put the visitors in the driving seat on day three of the second Test against Pakistan in Karachi. The lanky left-armer took 3-29 as Pakistan were bundled out for a paltry 148 in reply to Australia's mammoth first…

Malinga named fast bowling coach of IPL’s Royals

Sri Lankan veteran Lasith Malinga will return to the Indian Premier League as a fast bowling coach for Rajasthan Royals, the franchise announced Friday. Malinga remains the leading wicket-taker in the world's most valuable cricket league with 170 scalps for five-time champions Mumbai Indians -- with whom he won four…

Faf du Plessis to succeed Kohli as Bangalore skipper

SOUTH AFRICAN Faf du Plessis will succeed Virat Kohli as Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper, the Indian Premier League team has announced as it gears up to chase an elusive maiden tournament title. The former Test captain is a league veteran, making his debut for Chennai Super Kings in 2012 and…

Sussex sign India’s Cheteshwar Pujara

SUSSEX have signed Cheteshwar Pujara as a replacement for Australia's Travis Head, with the India batsman set to be available for most of the 2022 English season. Head asked to be released from his contract with the south coast side due to increased international commitments, as well as the fact…

Gujarat Titans replace Jason Roy with Afghanistan’s Gurbaz

GUJARAT TITANS have signed Afghanistan's Rahmanullah Gurbaz as a replacement for England batsman Jason Roy in the Indian Premier League tournament starting later this month, the franchise said.  Gurbaz, a wicketkeeper-batsman, has played 20 T20 internationals, scoring 534 runs at a strike rate of 138. The Titans, who are making…

Australia ready to host India-Pakistan series: Hockley

AUSTRALIA would be open to hosting Asian arch-rivals Pakistan and India in a series to revive a contest world cricket wants to see, board chief Nick Hockley said. Pakistan and India's rivalry has been confined to events sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Asia Cup for the…

Netflix renews Maitreyi Ramakrishnan’s Never Have I Ever for fourth…

Netflix has renewed its globally popular coming-of-age series Never Have I Ever, co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang, for the fourth and final season. The announcement of the fourth season renewal comes ahead of the launch of Season 3 of the show. The team has just finished filming Season 3…

Pakistan’s opposition submits no-trust motion against Imran Khan

PAKISTAN'S opposition parties have submitted a no-confidence motion against prime minister Imran Khan, holding his government responsible for the spiralling inflation.The motion, signed by about 100 lawmakers from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), was submitted to the National Assembly Secretariat on Tuesday (8)."We have taken…

Bina Mehta among inspirational women recognised at the GG2 Leadership…

A NUMBER of remarkable women were amongst the winners at the annual GG2 Leadership and Diversity Awards, held at the Park Plaza hotel on Tuesday (8). Bina Mehta took home the coveted GG2 Hammer Award, presented to a BAME person who has smashed the proverbial glass ceiling, for her rise…

GG2 Power List shows rise of Asian female high-fliers

WOMEN are very much on the move – rising to roles not previously seen before and smashing glass ceilings in the process. The GG2 Power List was unveiled on Tuesday (8) evening at Eastern Eye publisher AMG’s high-profile and glittering GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards, where the role of highflying women…

ECB to pay £1m to set up multi-faith prayer rooms…

THE England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have pledged around £1million to install multi-faith prayer rooms at every county cricket ground before the season starts, according to a media report said. The ECB is providing the grant as part of their attempt to improve the diversity of the sport, reported…

Smith annoyed at missing hundred as first Test heads for…

Steve Smith said he was annoyed at missing out on a century Monday as Australia's first Test in Pakistan in nearly a quarter of a century headed for a draw in Rawalpindi. Mitchell Starc was on 12 and skipper Pat Cummins four as Australia reached 449-7 in reply to Pakistan's…

Ashwin overtakes Dev’s 434 Test wickets

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday surpassed pace bowling great Kapil Dev's 434 wickets in the second Test against Sri Lanka. Ashwin sent back Charith Asalanka for 20 with his off spin on day three in Mohali to become India's second-highest wicket-taker behind spin legend Anil Kumble, who finished his…

Jadeja hailed as great all-rounder after Test-winning exploits

Ravindra Jadeja was hailed Monday as one of the world's best all-rounders after his swashbuckling unbeaten 175 with the bat and nine-wicket haul with the ball propelled India to a first Test victory over Sri Lanka inside three days. The left-hander's match-defining knock in Mohali, his best in Tests, and…

Warne created magic but not the greatest spinner: Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar feels the late Shane Warne sent down “magic deliveries” and mastered a difficult craft during his career but the Australian wasn’t the greatest spinner of all time as his performance in India was “pretty ordinary”, a view that was criticised as ill-timed in some sections of the media…

Disney+ Hotstar sets date for Pravin Tambe biopic starring Shreyas…

The upcoming biopic on Indian cricketer Pravin Tambe, starring Shreyas Talpade in the lead role, is set to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on April 1, the streamer announced on Monday.        Titled Kaun Pravin Tambe, the biopic is backed by Fox Star Studios along with Friday Filmworks and Bootroom Sports…