Aussie cricketers ‘sucked up’ to Kohli & Co to protect IPL deals: Clarke

MELBOURNE: Australian cricketers were so keen on protecting their lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) deals that they felt “scared” of sledging India captain Virat Kohli and his teammates during a particular period and instead “sucked up” to them, former skipper Michael Clarke has claimed. India and Australia have had some memorable bilateral duels but Clarke […]

At times, cricketers hurt national interest due to easy T20 money: Waqar Younis

Karachi: Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis feels the “easy money” on offer at mushrooming T20 leagues is, at times, making cricketers inconsiderate towards national interest. Waqar said Mohammed Aamir and Wahab Riaz’s decision to quit red-ball cricket last year was one such instance in which their personal goals ended up adversely affecting the national team. […]

Hafeez, Shoaib Malik should retire gracefully: Ramiz Raja

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and well-known commentator Ramiz Raja has advised senior players Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik to take retirement from international cricket. “They should leave international cricket with respect and gracefully,” he said on Monday about the two former captains. Talking to the media in a video conference, Raja said he avoids making […]

CSK vs Mumbai Indians: Dhoni ‘owns’ Malinga in IPL: Styris

NEW DELHI: Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris believes the IPL rivalry between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians pits the game’s best finisher, MS Dhoni, against the best death bowler, Lasith Malinga, in which the former India captain owns the veteran Sri Lankan. Super Kings have made 8 finals in 10 editions they have […]

India submits its bid to host AFC Asian Cup

NEW DELHI: India has submitted its bid documents for hosting the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, a top official of the national federation confirmed on Sunday. If India wins the bid, it will be the first time the country will host the continental showpiece event. Recently, the AFC had extended the deadline to lodge expression […]

PM seeks support of top sportspersons for Covid19 awareness campaigns

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the the rapidly-growing threat of the Covid19 pandemic with India’s top athletes, including cricket icon Virat Kohli and star shuttler P V Sindhu, urging them to support awareness campaigns on social distancing. More than 40 athletes, along with sports minister Kiren Rijiju, participated in nearly an […]

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