Pak could play more Tests in tour of England if it goes ahead

Karachi: Pakistan might play more Test matches during their tour of England if it goes ahead as scheduled in July after the West Indies pulled out of an assignment there in June owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pakistan Cricket Board and the England and Wales Cricket Board officials are due to have a video […]

Good that BCCI is looking at the bigger picture: Gambhir

MUMBAI: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels the BCCI should behave like a statesman amid the current crisis and he would have a lot more respect for the richest cricket body if the national team tours Australia later this year. Gambhir was reacting to BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal’s statement that if required, the Indian team […]

Cricketers will have to live with dangers of COVID-19: Gambhir

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir doesn’t see major changes in the way cricket is played in the post COVID-19 scenario besides the ban on using saliva on the ball. The International Cricket Council is considering legalisation of the usage of artificial substances to shine the ball instead of saliva. “I don’t think a […]

Batsman should be given out LBW if any ball goes on to hit the stumps: Ian Chappell

NEW DELHI: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has proposed radical changes in the LBW laws, stating that a batsman should be given out leg before as long as the ball is hitting the stumps irrespective of the spot of its landing and impact. Chappell also said captains should agree on one way of working up […]

AIFF Technical Committee recommends less foreign players in ISL, I-League games from next season

NEW DELHI: The Technical Committee of All India Football Federation on Friday recommended the implementation of the continental body’s rule on fielding foreign players in a domestic match from next year, reducing the number to four from five, a decision which is in line with national team coach’s thinking. India head coach Igor Stimac had […]

Sarfaraz set to be demoted in PCB’s new central contracts list

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to demote their 2017 Champions Trophy winning captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed from category ‘A’ to ‘C’ in the new central contracts, to be given to the players in August. According to details, the Board has also decided against reducing the central contract retainers or match fees for the […]

BCCI all set to form ad-hoc body to run Delhi cricket

NEW DELHI: Without a president and its secretary in jail, the controversy and corruption-ridden Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) is set to be directly governed by the BCCI through an ad-hoc committee. The BCCI has already stopped DDCA’s annual grant and there has been a discussion to put an ad-hoc body in place during […]

Mental conditioning coach should constantly be with team: Dhoni

CHENNAI: His ice cool demeanour is the stuff of legends but former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has no qualms conceding that he is not immune to pressure and fear. Dhoni, lending support to MFORE — an initiative offering mind conditioning programs to achieve peak performance in sports –, offered his perspective on the issue […]

Shoaib Akhtar keen on becoming India bowling coach; says can groom faster, more aggressive pacers

New Delhi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar says he is interested in becoming India’s bowling coach if there is an offer, asserting that he is capable of grooming “more aggressive, fast and talkative” pacers. Akhtar expressed his willingness in an interview on social networking app ‘Helo’. Asked if he would like to be associated with […]

Sports ministry invites nominations for National Sports Awards via e-mail

NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry on Tuesday told aspirants for this year’s National Sports Awards to e-mail their nominations in view of the lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, as it began the process for selecting the multiple honours, including the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. The process, which usually begins in April, was pushed […]