Hajin Premier League: WBS Hajin lifts summit trophy

SRINAGAR : In a nail biting final match Wonder Boys Sports Hajin beat Sahara Sports Prang by 21 runs in the summit clash of Hajin Premier League played at north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday. In a five day long tournament around eight teams from different villages of the district participated. Both winning and runner […]

Dhoni massive influence, wanted his attention in IPL: R Ashwin

New DELHI: Premier Indian off-spinner R Ashwin has described Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a “massive influence” on his career, revealing that at the beginning of his IPL stint, he was driven by an intense desire to get the former captain’s attention. Ashwin got his contract with CSK, one of the most successful IPL sides, in […]

Ganguly’s statement on IPL is a big assurance, says Irfan Pathan

NEW DELHI: Board president Sourav Ganguly’s statement that the IPL will be held this year comes as a big reassurance for cricketers, said former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, who feels that having a T20 World Cup in Australia is a difficult proposition. The likelihood of having an IPL has increased significantly with BCCI president Ganguly […]

Playing behind closed doors in England will not affect us: Shaheen Afridi

KARACHI: Young pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi said Pakistan will have no problems competing behind closed doors during the upcoming Test series in England as they are used to playing their home matches before empty stadiums in the UAE. Pakistan are scheduled to play three Tests and as many T20Is in a biosecure environment in England […]

India slotted in Pot 3 for AFC U-16 Championship draw

NEW DELHI: India has been slotted in Pot 3 for the official draw of the AFC U-16 Championship which is scheduled to take place on Thursday at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur. The Indian team qualified for the U-16 finals after finishing top of Group B in Tashkent. The Indian colts finished with seven […]

Kohli was always a smart cricketer, fitness his strength: Gambhir

MUMBAI: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has attributed current skipper Virat Kohli’s success in the T20 format to his fitness and ability to rotate strike. Kohli, who has been successful in Tests and ODIs, has also made a mark in T20s, scoring 2,794 runs from 82 games with an average of 50.8. “He (Kohli) was […]

Hafeez hits out at Ramiz Raja, says it’s his choice when to retire

KARACHI: Senior all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez has hit back at former captain Ramiz Raja for questioning his selection for the upcoming England tour and for advising him to retire from all forms of cricket. While criticising head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq for picking senior players in the pool of 29 players for the England tour, […]

If players test negative, we can think of allowing use of saliva: Agarkar

NEW DELHI: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar understands that saliva-ban is a “safe option” in prevailing situation but urged the custodians of the game to be flexible if players test negative before the start of any series. Underling the importance of saliva in the game, Agarkar said saliva is as important for bowlers as bat […]

Scrap Hazare, Duleep and Deodhar Trophy this season: Wasim Jaffer

MUMBAI: Former India opener and domestic stalwart Wasim Jaffer feels Vijay Hazare, Duleep and Deodhar Trophy should be scrapped this season in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and instead that time should be used to conduct a full-fledged Ranji Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competition. Jaffer wants a rejigged domestic season to ensure […]

India currently has depth in pace-bowling department: Pollock

MUMBAI: Former South Africa speedster Shaun Pollock on Sunday said India currently has depth in the pace-bowling department and gone are the days when the country would struggle to find a quality third or back-up seamer. “Yeah, you guys (India) are really in a strong position now (with regard to fast bowling). The depth in […]