Lanka Premier League to be delayed further due to ‘quarantine rules’

STRICT quarantine rules for foreign players will further delay Sri Lanka’s cricket Premier League tournament, the game’s national governing body said. The league has been put off a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 23-match Lanka Premier League (LPL), originally due to start in August, was rescheduled for November 14, but has now been […]

Bangladesh cricketers to return to scene of New Zealand mosque attacks

Bangladesh cricketers are to return to the scene of the Christchurch mosque massacres two years after the tragedy, New Zealand cricket said on Tuesday. They are among four international teams confirmed to play in New Zealand over the coming months. Bangladesh are scheduled to play a one-day international in Christchurch on March 17 and are […]

Essex to provide ‘cultural education’ to players after the ‘beer pouring’ incident

COUNTY CLUB Essex has said that it will improve ‘cultural education’ of players after the ‘beer pouring’ incident at Lord’s. Essex player Will Buttleman poured beer over his Muslim team-mate Feroze Khushi on Sunday(27) during the Bob Willis Trophy celebrations. Khushi, 21, was 12th man in the final in which Essex defeated Somerset. He made […]

Tewatia blitz powers Royals to record IPL chase of 224

India’s Rahul Tewatia smashed five sixes in one over as Rajasthan Royals completed the Indian Premier League’s highest-ever run chase against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. Tewatia, a leg-spin bowler and left-hand batsman, hit the ball over the fence seven times as he made 53 off 31 balls as Steve Smith’s Royals, set 224 to […]

Learnt the art of valuing teammates from Ponting, says Sharma

Rohit Sharma, one of the most successful captains in the Indian Premier League, says he learnt the art of making teammates feel important from Australian great Ricky Ponting. The India opener has led IPL side Mumbai Indians to a record four titles after being appointed Ponting’s successor in the 2013 season of the Twenty20 tournament. […]

‘Hamilton Commission’: F1 champ pledges to boost diversity in motor racing

LEWIS HAMILTON has pledged to grow the number of coloured people in motor racing, announcing members of his Hamilton Commission that aims to tackle the lack of diversity at all levels of the sport. The British six-time Formula One world champion, who has been vocal in his support of the Black Lives Matter movement, launched the […]

‘Never blamed Anushka nor made sexist comment’: Sunil Gavaskar

Under fire for an alleged remark against Anushka Sharma, iconic cricketer and commentator Sunil Gavaskar on Friday said he neither blamed Virat Kohli’s actor-wife for India captain’s failure nor did he make any sexist remarks during the IPL match and his comments were being misinterpreted. Kohli had a bad day in office on Thursday when […]

Pakistan, West Indies to tour New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND cricket board on Friday(25) said that the government has approved quarantine arrangements for the Pakistan and West Indies teams to tour the country. These countries would visit New Zealand in the coming months. New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said the tours would help the sport through the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s a […]

Rahul hits highest-ever score by an Indian in IPL history on sombre day

Captain KL Rahul on Thursday (24) recorded the highest-ever score by an Indian batsman in IPL history as he took Kings XI Punjab to a comfortable victory over Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rahul, in his second outing as skipper, was dropped twice by Kohli before going on to smash an unbeaten 132 off just […]

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones dies aged 59

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones died of a cardiac arrest on Thursday, Indian broadcaster Star India reported. He was 59. Jones, regarded as one of the finest batsmen of his generation, was part of Australia’s World Cup-winning team in 1987. He played 52 Tests and 164 one-day internationals in an international career that spanned 10 […]

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