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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

David Warner hopes crowds will be allowed when India tour Australia

Prolific Australia opener David Warner wants to see “at least 25 per cent crowds” inside the stadiums when they host Virat Kohli’s India in a high-profile tour later this year. Warner said he was looking forward to the big-ticket assignment against one of their biggest rivals. “Well, I am looking forward to the tour which […]

‘Indian Paunch League’: Stars pilloried for ‘healthy waistlines’ in IPL opener

LEADING cricketers from Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have been slammed for their “healthy waistlines” during the opening match of the Indian Premier League in Abu Dhabi. Some players were returning to professional cricket for the first time in six months after global sport was put on hold amid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

IPL, a ‘sports breather’ during the pandemic, starts on Saturday

AFTER months of uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the delayed season of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) will kick off in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday (19) with a clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The 2020 edition of the world’s richest Twenty20 league was originally scheduled to […]

Usman Khawaja speaks out on ‘racial vilification’, branding of Asians as ‘lazy’

By S Neeraj Krishna USMAN KHAWAJA, the first Muslim to play Test cricket for Australia, has spoken out on getting “racially vilified” in his career, and the urgent need to boost diversity in the sport. The Pakistan-born batsman, who had debuted against England in 2011, said players from the Indian subcontinent were often perceived as […]

No cheerleaders, no fans: IPL pares down glitz for Covid era

THE much-delayed Indian Premier League will start on Saturday (19) without its customary glitz and glamour, but the Twenty20 tournament is expected to be a welcome relief to cricket fans during the pandemic. The short-form extravaganza normally starts in March but along with other major international sporting events was postponed as countries went into virus […]

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