T20 World Cup in India on track despite pandemic woes, says ICC

The International Cricket Council does not yet see the need to activate its backup plan for the Twenty20 World Cup and is sticking to hosting the event in India later this year despite the country experiencing a record COVID-19 surge recently. India reported a record 115,736 new cases on Wednesday, a 13-fold increase in just […]

Sachin Tendulkar leaves hospital after being treated for COVID-19

India batting great Sachin Tendulkar said on Thursday that he has been released from hospital a week after he was admitted when he contracted COVID-19, but he will remain in isolation at home. Tendulkar, who turns 48 later this month, was previously quarantining at home after testing positive following mild symptoms. “I have just come […]

Babar hails Pakistan’s series win in South Africa

Pakistan captain Babar Azam hailed a rare series win by his team in South Africa after they defeated the hosts by 28 runs in the third and final one-day international in Centurion on Wednesday. But he said Pakistan wanted to continue winning when they go into a four-match Twenty20 series which starts in Johannesburg on […]

Foreign cricketers ‘give up’ on mental health in pandemic: Ganguly

Indian cricket chief Sourav Ganguly has stoked the debate on the pressures of bio-secure bubble cricket by saying Indian players are better at handling mental health than foreign stars. The former national team captain said that many England, Australia and West Indies cricketers “just give up on mental health.” The comments could cause controversy after […]

From King Kohli to Universe Boss: five to watch in the IPL

Top players from around the world have gathered for the 14th Indian Premier League, which starts on Friday for a 52-day Twenty20 extravaganza played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here, we highlight five stars who could be key in stopping Mumbai Indians winning for a third straight year: – Virat Kohli (Royal […]

India’s Vihari ‘really excited’ by Warwickshire chance

India batsman Hanuma Vihari said Thursday he was “really excited” to have joined Warwickshire for the early stages of the English County Championship season in a move that could bolster his hopes of a Test recall. The 27-year-old will provide cover for Pieter Malan at Edgbaston as the South African continues to wait for confirmation […]

IPL at the Oval, Surrey seeks Sadiq Khan’s backing

COUNTY cricket club, Surrey wants to host Indian Premier League (IPL) in London and other parts of England, which could be a big boost to the cash-strapped domestic games. Surrey hopes to bring the lucrative franchise based cricket league to its home ground, Kia Oval, and also to other Test venues in the country. Post-Covid, […]

Middlesex’s diversity plan

County to focus on addressing bias and ensuring inclusion in squad By Sattwik Biswal MIDDLESEX Cricket became one of the first clubs in county cricket to launch a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Activation plan, with an aim to ensure broad diversity of the many communities at the club. The launch of the plan comes days […]

IPL to begin as per schedule despite Covid-19 worries in India

THE surge in new Covid-19 cases could yet scupper plans to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) in bio-secure bubbles at six venues across the country, starting on Friday (9) in Chennai and climaxing at the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad on May 30. Last year’s delayed tournament was shifted to the United Arab […]

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

The cricket Boards should realise that IPL is the ‘the biggest show in town’ and no international game should be scheduled during the course of the T20 event, thinks former England captain Kevin Pietersen. Some English players are reportedly in a dilemma about their participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as their two-Test home […]

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