Money talks, nobody would say no to India: Khawaja on teams pulling out of Pak tours

MELBOURNE: Pakistan-born Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja says “money talks” and no team would say no to touring India but it is “easy for players and organisations” to turn down assignments in Pakistan or Bangladesh. England followed New Zealand in pulling out of the Pakistan tour, citing security concerns, dealing a massive blow to the country’s […]

ICC launches T20 World Cup anthem

DUBAI: The ICC on Thursday launched the official anthem of the upcoming T20 World Cup along with a campaign film featuring ‘avatars’ of Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli and West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard. The tournament will begin on October 17 in Oman and UAE, with the final to be played in Dubai on November […]

Specially-abled cricketer from Pampore scales Siachen glacier up to 15,632 feet

Pampore: Specially-abled cricketer from Pampore adds one more feather to his cap after he along with seven other disabled youth scaled Siachen Glacier Kumar Post. The National cricketer from the blind team of India, Irfan Ahmad Mir (24), from Dusoo village of Saffron town Pampore was a part of expedition organised by Conquer Land Air […]

MCC amends laws of game, to use gender-neutral term ‘batter’ instead of ‘batsman’

LONDON: Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Wednesday announced that the gender-neutral term “batter” will replace “batsman” with immediate effect, in a bid to reinforce cricket’s status as an inclusive game. The amendments to the laws were approved by the MCC Committee, following initial discussion by the Club’s specialist Laws Sub-committee. “MCC believes that the use […]

IPL 202: SRH’s T Natarajan tests positive

DUBAI: Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T Natarajan has tested positive for COVID-19 but the team’s IPL match against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday will go ahead as scheduled, the BCCI said. Left-arm pacer Natarajan, who is coming back from a knee surgery, has been isolated along with six close contacts which also include out of favour India […]

Pant’s level of maturity has gone through roof: Ponting

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting feels his young skipper Rishabh Pant’s level of maturity “has gone through the roof” in the last couple of seasons as he has evolved from a swashbuckling keeperbatsman to a leader of the pack. The 23-year-old Pant was given the responsibility to lead Delhi Capitals in the first phase […]

IPL 2021: Can’t afford to lose four-five wickets for 20 runs, it’s a wake-up call for us, says Kohli

ABU DHABI: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Monday rued his side’s batting collapse in a nine-wicket drubbing by Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL here and termed it a wake-up call for the team. Electing to bat, RCB were all out for a paltry 92 in Kohli’s 200th IPL game and KKR chased […]

Pakistan ‘used and binned’ by ‘Western bloc’ , says PCB chief Ramiz Raja

LAHORE (Pakistan): Pakistan have been “used and binned” by the “Western Bloc”, cricket board chairman Ramiz Raja said on Tuesday, adding that he thinks Australia will join New Zealand and England in cancelling their tour of the South Asian country. England on Monday called off their men’s and women’s teams tour of Pakistan next month […]

Home season: Team India to play 4 Tests, 3 ODIs and 14 T20Is

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket team will play 14 T20 Internationals and just four Tests at home between November 2021 and June 2022 as the BCCI announced its international itinerary, which features just three ODIs. The teams that will visit India during the eight-month period are New Zealand (in November-December), West Indies (in February, 2022), […]

BCCI announces compensation for domestic players hit by COVID postponements, hikes match fee

NEW DELHI: The BCCI on Monday announced that domestic cricketers affected by the COVID-curtailed 2020-21 season will be paid 50 per cent additional match fee as compensation for the disruption and also hiked their remuneration for the upcoming season. Many Indian cricketers struggled financially after the Ranji Trophy was not held last year for the […]