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Sri Lanka gets Moody to revive cricket

Sri Lanka’s cricket board on Sunday announced it had appointed former coach Tom Moody as a consultant tasked with reviving the game and rebuilding the lowly-ranked national team. The 55-year-old Australian former Test player will have a three-year contract with Sri Lanka Cricket starting Monday as its “Director of Cricket,” the board said. “Among many […]

Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal’s 18-month ban reduced to one year

Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal’s 18-month ban over corruption charges has been reduced to a year, the Court of Arbitration for Sports said on Friday. The verdict from the Lausanne-based body will likely come as a relief for the troubled batsman, who has a history of disciplinary issues that have earned him a string of fines […]

World’s biggest cricket stadium renamed after India’s Modi

THE world’s biggest cricket stadium was renamed after India’s prime minister Narendra Modi in a surprise move on Wednesday(24) hours before its inaugural international match between India and England. The stadium can hold 110,000 fans but because of coronavirus 55,000 tickets went on sale, and officials expected between 35,000 and 40,000 people on each of […]

India bring in rising IPL stars for T20s against England

India have brought rising IPL stars Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Tewatia, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav into their squad for the Twenty20 series against England next month. But India will rest star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah for the five-match series to be played in Ahamedabad from March 12. Chakravarthy has had a rags-to-riches rise in the […]

Virat Kohli reveals he suffered from depression during 2014 tour of England

India captain Virat Kohli has revealed that he battled depression during a harrowing tour of England in 2014 where he felt like the “loneliest guy in the world” after a string of failures with the bat. In a conversation with former England player Mark Nicholas on his Not Just Cricket podcast, Kohli conceded that went […]

Bairstow says England benefit from IPL exposure

Jonny Bairstow believes England will ultimately gain from their players’ involvement in the Indian Premier League even if it means they miss some international matches. The wicketkeeper-batsman, already retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad, watched Thursday’s IPL player auction from the England camp in Ahmedabad, the venue for next week’s third Test against India. Chris Morris became […]

England’s Silverwood apologises for confusion over Moeen departure

England coach Chris Silverwood apologised on Wednesday for the confusion surrounding Moeen Ali’s departure from the India tour midway through the test series after skipper Joe Root said the spinner had “chosen to go home”. Moeen played in the second test against India where he picked up eight wickets while he was also England’s top […]

Morris smashes IPL record, Moeen goes for £700k as teams splash out

South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris became the most expensive player bought for the Indian Premier League when Rajasthan Royals paid $2.25 million (£1.6 million) as part of a spending spree by the world’s richest Twenty20 tournament. Three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, got England spin bowler Moeen Ali for over […]

Our batsmen need to play spin better if they are to do well in T20 WC in India: Misbah

Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq believes that Pakistani batsmen need to improve their play against spin if they are to do well in this year’s World T20 Cup in India. Talking to the media after winning the T20 series against South Africa on Sunday night, Misbah noted that pitches at this time of the year had been […]

West Indies sweep Bangladesh Test series 2-0

Rahkeem Cornwall took centre stage as spinners picked up all 10 wickets in the West Indies’s 17-run victory over Bangladesh in the second and final Test on Sunday to complete a series whitewash. Cornwall took 4-105 while Kraigg Brathwaite (3-25) and Jomel Warrican (3-47) grabbed the remaining wickets as Bangladesh were bowled out for 213 […]

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