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Alex Carey looking forward to team up with ‘explosive and dynamic’ Rishabh Pant in IPL

By | 22nd August, 2020

Alex Carey, Australia’s white-ball wicketkeeper-batsman, is set for his first IPL stint, with the Delhi Capitals, and he is enthused by the prospect of playing alongside the “explosive and dynamic” Rishabh Pant. Carey also said he was “keen to speak to” an…Read More »

‘Legend retires in his own style’: Cricket fraternity reacts to MS Dhoni’s retirement

By | 15th August, 2020

MS Dhoni’s retirement announcement led to a flurry of reactions from the world non-cricket sports as well. MS Dhoni Retires: Bajrang Punia, PR Sreejesh Salute ‘Inspirational’ Former India Captain Dhoni’s retirement took the cricket world by surprise on Saturday evening when he…Read More »

The money side of IPL 2020: Why BCCI couldn’t afford cancelling Indian Premier League Season 13

By | 24th July, 2020

The BCCI could’ve suffered a loss of INR 4,000 crore had the Indian Premier League not been held this year. The IPL Season 13 is likely to take place in UAE from September 19. KEY HIGHLIGHTS IPL is one of the biggest…Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar lauds James Anderson’s ‘reverse’ reverse swing

By | 14th July, 2020

Fast bowlers are widely known to use three different methods to get the ball to swerve through the air: conventional swing, contrast swing, reverse swing. James Anderson, however, can lay claim to a fourth method: reverse reverse swing. What’s that? According to…Read More »

Sourav Ganguly to Virat Kohli – ‘I expect you to win in Australia’

By | 14th July, 2020

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly expects Virat Kohli’s side to register their second successive Test series win in Australia when they tour down under later this year. Ganguly stated the upcoming tour would be tougher than the previous outing of 2018-19 but said…Read More »

Kumar Sangakkara: Sourav Ganguly came to our dressing room…told him not to worry

By | 13th July, 2020

The two finals in that year’s Champions Trophy were washed out and India and Sri Lanka were declared joint-winners Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara has spilled the beans on an incident during the 2002 Champions Trophy final where then India captain…Read More »

Amar Virdi’s attacking skill could set him apart, says Vikram Solanki

By | 21st June, 2020

Amar Virdi has “responded extremely well” to the challenge of improving his fitness, according to Surrey’s new head coach, Vikram Solanki. Although only 21 years old, Virdi has long been seen as one of the most exciting spin-bowling prospects in the English…Read More »

Michael Holding says he ‘wouldn’t be worried’ to bowl to batsmen like Rohit Sharma, AB?de?Villiers

By | 8th June, 2020

There are few batsmen whom bowlers don’t enjoy bowing to. Be it India’s Rohit Sharma or South Africa’s AB de Villiers, these batsmen are sure to endure some damage once they get stuck on the field. While talking about facing these batsmen…Read More »

Savages, senseless! Rohit Sharma, Kevin Pietersen, Ajinkya Rahane condemn pregnant elephant’s death

By | 5th June, 2020

India cricketer Rohit Sharma said on Thursday that it was heartbreaking to hear about the death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala, stressing that no animal deserves to be treated with cruelty. “We are savages. Are we not learning? To hear what…Read More »

India fielding coach R Sridhar: ‘Sharpest minds will take six weeks to get into Test match mode’

By | 5th June, 2020

R Sridhar, India’s fielding coach, believes players can return to peak fitness “within four to six weeks of resuming training” post the forced break due to Covid-19. Presently, the BCCI is still looking at the feasibility of starting training camps for the…Read More »

CA claims cuts will reduce A$142 million revenue hole

By | 3rd June, 2020

Kevin Roberts, the Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive, has outlined his case for 25% across the board cuts to the governing body, the state associations and revenue due to the players. Roberts claimed that the game would be facing a cash deficit…Read More »

Fewer games? Salary deferrals? Where MLB players and owners could find middle ground on 2020 season

By | 2nd June, 2020

Is all of the recent acrimony between MLB players and owners real or the byproduct of the early stages of the 2020 season’s negotiations playing out in the public spotlight? When recently asked that question, one baseball official’s reply was, “Yes.” Yes,…Read More »

Darren Sammy wants ICC to speak out against social injustice, says ‘now is not the time to be silent’

By | 2nd June, 2020

The death of an African-American man in the US on May 25 has got the whole world questioning the injustice. The 46-year-old black man George Floyd was pinned beneath a white officer’s knee for nearly nine minutes. After many sports stars have…Read More »

Watch video: Sakshi Dhoni reveals plan to ‘hit the hills, stay in villages’ with MS Dhoni

By | 1st June, 2020

MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi on Sunday expressed astonishment on rumours about her husband’s retirement on social media, clearly indicating that the former India captain is still eyeing a return to the national team. Dhoni has been away from cricket for over a…Read More »

Rohit Sharma nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

By | 31st May, 2020

The BCCI has nominated Rohit Sharma for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest sporting honour. The board has also nominated India fast bowler Ishant Sharma, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and India woman allrounder Deepti Sharma for the Arjuna Award. Rohit’s…Read More »

ECB wants ICC to allow COVID-19 substitutes during upcoming Test series

By | 30th May, 2020

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appealed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for allowing coronavirus player substitutions during its forthcoming test series against West Indies and Pakistan, an ECB official confirmed. On Friday, Steve Elworthy – ECB director of events – expressed his…Read More »

South Africa and India plan for T20Is in end August

By | 30th May, 2020

South Africa have been encouraged by the BCCI’s willingness to play three T20Is at the end of August, provided government regulations on both sides allow the fixtures to go ahead. The series, which is not part of the Future Tours Programme (FTP),…Read More »

Australia scheduled to return to action with Zimbabwe ODIs in August

By | 28th May, 2020

Australia could return to international action in August with a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe penciled into the schedule in the northern parts of the country. The series, which like all Australia’s fixtures for the 2020-21 season which have been announced is…Read More »

2020 T20 World Cup prospects fade, as alternatives sought

By | 28th May, 2020

As the prospects of the men’s T20 World Cup proceeding on schedule in Australia this October recede by the day, the ICC board will consider alternative scenarios on Thursday. An official decision may not come after the board meeting – the ICC…Read More »

Anil Kumble: For cricket to kickstart, its best to use local umpires

By | 27th May, 2020

Anil Kumble, ICC Cricket Committee Chairman, recommends an additional review as cricket looks to restart post-Covid-19. Speaking exclusively on Star Sports show Cricket Connected, Kumble said, “I think the need of the hour was to start cricket. We also felt that because…Read More »