Cricket in Shopian is a racket

Cricket in Shopian is a racket

Shopian: Though cricket is not played much in Shopian district because of lack of enough playgrounds, but when it is, there is rampant betting and profiteering involved. Many tourneys in the district are organised with thousands of rupees taken from the teams as participation fees. However, the winners and runners-up are given very little of […]

Overlooked for almost entire tour, Sarfaraz was reluctant to play last match in England

Karachi: Overlooked for almost the entire tour of England, Pakistan’s former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was reluctant to play when he was finally offered a chance in the third T20 International. Sarfaraz had told head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq, before the match that he didn’t wish to play. “He didn’t refuse to play, but yes, […]

Yuvraj Singh eyeing a stint in BBL, CA trying to find a club for him

MELBOURNE: Flamboyant Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh, who retired last year, is eyeing a stint in the Big Bash League and Cricket Australia is trying to help him find a team, a media report has said. No Indian player has ever featured in the BBL as the country’s cricket board (BCCI) doesn’t allow active players to […]

India’s series against Australia likely to begin in Adelaide or Brisbane

MELBOURNE: Indian cricket team’s much-anticipated tour of Australia will begin either in Adelaide or Brisbane instead of favoured Perth after Western Australia state government made it clear that there won’t be any relaxation in quarantine guidelines in their territory. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, the Adelaide Oval is prepared to host back-to-back Tests, including […]

Andhra Pradesh again tops ‘ease of doing business’ ranking of states, UTs

New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh has retained the top position in the ranking of states and union territories (UTs) based on the implementation of the business reform action plan, according to a report released by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday. Uttar Pradesh and Telangana were placed at the second and third place, respectively in the […]

Ehsan Mani doesn’t want new ICC chairman from cricket’s ‘big three’ nations

Mani said there was some kind of “politics introduced” by BCCI, Cricket Australia and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in the ICC. The ICC chairman’s post has been lying vacant since July after the departure of Indian Shashank Manohar. The ICC Board is yet to take a decision on whether the process to choose […]

Will 3 outgoing selectors stay back to pick team for Australia tour? 23-25 member squad expected

NEW DELHI: The three outgoing selectors — Devang Gandhi, Jatin Paranjape and Sarandeep Singh — are likely to stay at least till the jumbo India squad for the year-end tour of Australia is announced, primarily to ensure continuity. Gandhi, Paranjape and Singh are completing their four-year term (three plus one) on September 30, but the […]

CSK finally hit the nets after clearing additional round of COVID-19 testing

Dubai: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and all other Chennai Super Kings players, except for the COVID-19 afflicted duo of Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad, finally hit the nets on Friday after clearing a third round of testing for the virus here. With Deepak and Ruturaj testing positive last week along with 11 members of the […]

Babar Azam tells Somerset, he won’t wear logo of alcohol brand

KARACHI: Pakistan’s white-ball cricket captain, Babar Azam has told his English county, Somerset that he would not display the logo of any alcohol beverage company on his shirt during the ongoing T20 Blast event in England. Babar, who joined Somerset after Pakistan’s tour ended on Tuesday, was seen wearing a shirt which had the logo […]

JKCA elections must be held ‘urgently’, BCCI tells High Court

JKCA elections must be held ‘urgently’, BCCI tells High Court

Srinagar: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday told J&K High Court that the elections for Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) are required to be held urgently. Counsel Sunil Sethi representing the Board informed the court that elections for JKCA are required to be held urgently and that he would […]