Anderson first bowler who could bowl ‘reverse’ reverse swing: Tendulkar

NEW DELHI: Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar believes James Anderson is the only bowler who could bowl a “reverse outswinger” with a wrist position of a conventional inswinger. Tendulkar has termed that ‘reverse’ reverse swing. Speaking to West Indies legend Brian Lara on his ‘100MB’ app, Tendulkar explained why Anderson could be vital for England […]

Domestic cricket will only happen when travelling is safe: BCCI chief Ganguly

MUMBAI: The Indian domestic season will only start when it is safe for young players to travel within the country for their Ranji Trophy matches, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said. There is a huge uncertainty with regards to India’s domestic tournaments as IPL will be happening in October leading to a curtailed season due to […]

Googly will be my most important weapon in England: Yasir Shah

LONDON: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah believes the googly will be his “most important weapon” in England and said he is also eyeing a century with the bat against the hosts during the upcoming Test series beginning next month. The three-Test series begins with the opening match on August 5 in Manchester, followed by the second […]

Wullar Gold Cup 2020: Iqbal FC thumps Hashmee FC by 2-1 goals

SRINGAR: In the Inaugral match of Wullar Gold Cup 2020 Iqbal FC Bandipora defeated Hashmee FC by 2-1 at Wullar Sports Ground in Laharwalpora area of Bandipora District here on Tuesday. From Iqbal FC, striker Iqbal Dar, midfielder Burhan Basit scored a goal each and From Hashmee FC, Striker Arish Ahmad scored the lone goal […]

India first priority, hope we don’t have an IPL-less 2020: Ganguly

NEW DELHI: Hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) in India remains BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s “first priority” and he is hoping that the cricket world will not have to endure a 2020 sans the glitzy event, despite his concerns around the rising COVID-19 cases. The hugely-popular T20 league, which was scheduled to start on March […]

Stokes will lead England from the front, has controlled aggression: Tendulkar

NEW DELHI: Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar has little doubt that Ben Stokes will lead England from the front in the opening Test against West Indies, with his “controlled aggression” and infectious energy aiding him the most. Tendulkar spoke about stand-in English skipper Stokes while previewing the three-Test series, which starts in Southampton on Wednesday, […]

Always wanted Dhoni to bat up the order, says Ganguly

KOLKATA: Mahendra Singh Dhoni went on to become one of the best finishers in the game but on his 39th birthday, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said the World Cup winning skipper would have been even more lethal if he batted higher in the order. Ganguly, the current BCCI president, led a barrage of birthday […]

BWF cancels China Masters, Dutch Open due to coronavirus

NEW DELHI: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Tuesday cancelled two more international tournaments — China Masters and Dutch Open — from its revamped 2020 calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Two BWF Tour Super 100 tournaments have been cancelled from the revamped BWF Tournament Calendar for the year – the Lingshui China Masters 2020 […]

ISL 7 to be held behind closed doors from November to March

NEW DELHI: The seventh Indian Super League is set to be held behind closed doors from November to March and it is likely to be restricted to two states in view of the COVID-19 pandemic with Goa and Kerala emerging as frontrunners. This was discussed during a meeting between the ISL organisers Football Sports Development […]

Inzamam dismisses Flower’s charge against Younis

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq has rubbished Grant Flower’s stunning claim that Younis Khan once held a knife to the Zimbabwean’s throat on receiving some unwanted batting advice during a tour to Australia. Flower made the sensational allegation during a cricket podcast in which he spoke about his nearly five-year stint with […]

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