India’s Test series can happen in as little as one venue depending on circumstances: CA

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia has not ruled out the possibility of the COVID-19 pandemic forcing a change in the schedule for India’s tour of the country with the board still keeping the door open for hosting four Tests in “as little as one venue”. Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday announced that India will play the Tests […]

Rohit Sharma’s ability to handle pressure made him most successful IPL captain: Laxman

NEW DELHI: Indian batting great VVS Laxman says the ability to remain calm under pressure is the reason behind Rohit Sharma’s success as a captain in the Indian Premier League. The 33-year-old led Mumbai Indians to four title wins, one ahead of Chennai Super Kings’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni, making him currently the most successful skipper […]

ECB asks 55 players to resume training anticipating resumption of cricket

LONDON: World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan, and the pace duo of James Anderson and Jofra Archer are among 55 England players who have been asked to resume outdoor training to prepare for cricket behind closed doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has added 37 names to the list after […]

World Junior Championships rescheduled to January next year: BWF

NEW DELHI: The Badminton World Junior Championships to be held in Auckland in September was on Friday rescheduled to January next year because of a disruption-hit international calendar owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed that the World Junior Championships will now be held from January 18 to 24 next year. […]

Why not try external substance if it is uniform across teams: India bowling coach

NEW DELHI: The use of saliva to shine the ball is a “difficult habit” to get over but India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun says he won’t mind an “external substance” at its expense if it is used across teams. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee has decided to ban […]

Aggression can’t be taught, it should flow naturally in pacers: West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose

MELBOURNE: Aggression can’t be taught to bowlers as it’s a trait they ought to be born with, says West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose, who tormented batsmen in his glorious career. Ambrose said though he was naturally aggressive, it was fellow legendary Antiguan bowler Andy Roberts, who encouraged him to embrace it while bowling. “One of […]

NIS Diploma Course: 46 seats for eminent athletes, test to focus more on sporting aptitude

NEW DELHI: The National Institute of Sports (NIS) has decided to revamp its admission policy for its sought-after diploma coaching course where 46 athletes (men and women) of eminence will be given direct entry, with seats increased from 566 to 725. The criteria for application has also been revamped completely with minimum academic qualification now […]

ICC has successfully finished cricket in last 10 years: Shoaib Akhtar

NEW DELHI: The ICC has “successfully finished” cricket in the last 10 years and brought it down to its knees, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has insisted in a scathing criticism of the sport’s global body. During a conversation with Sanjay Manjrekar for ESPNcricinfo’s podcast, Akhtar expressed his anguish at some of the playing conditions […]

Playing in bio-secure environment is unrealistic, feels Rahul Dravid

New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels the ambition to resume cricket in a bio-secure environment is “unrealistic”, giving a thumbs down to the concept primarily floated by the England and Wales Cricket Board. Seeking to restart its cricket season after weeks of inactivity owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ECB recently announced that […]

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