Won’t accept change of Asia Cup schedule to accommodate IPL: PCB CEO

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board will object to any change in the schedule of Asia Cup to accommodate the currently-suspended Indian Premier League (IPL), PCB CEO Wasim Khan has asserted. Khan said the PCB is hoping to hold the Asia Cup T20 tournament in the UAE as scheduled in September unless there are issues related […]

Kohli pushes me to give my best : Rabada

MUMBAI: Lead South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada says India skipper Virat Kohli pushes him to give his best on the field and commands utmost respect with his sheer consistency across formats. Both Rabada and Kohli have enjoyed many on-field battles. Kohli averages over 50 in all three formats. When asked to name a cricketer he […]

Pietersen’s massive IPL contract made England players jealous: Vaughan

London: Former captain Michael Vaughan has claimed that many England players were jealous of their then teammate Kevin Pietersen after the maverick batsman landed a “massive contract” in the Indian Premier League. In 2009, Pietersen, now retired, became one of the highest paid IPL players when Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him for a whopping Rs […]

Australia series this time will be different ball game with Smith and Warner around: Rohit Sharma

NEW DELHI: Swashbuckling India opener Rohit Sharma believes the presence of David Warner and Steve Smith will make the tour of Australia later this year a “different ball game” for his side, which is also at its best right now. India won the 2018-19 Test series 2-1, their first in 71 years of touring Down […]

PV Sindhu named ambassador for BWF’s ‘i am badminton’ campaign

New Delhi: World Champion P V Sindhu was on Wednesday unveiled as one of the ambassadors for Badminton World Federation (BWF)’s ‘i am badminton’ awareness campaign. The campaign provides a platform for players to express their love and respect for badminton by advocating and committing to clean and honest play. Sindhu, an Olympic silver medallist, […]

Kerala Blasters part ways with head coach Eelco Schattorie

NEW DELHI: Kerala Blasters have parted ways with head coach Eelco Schattorie after one season at the helm of affairs, the Indian Super League side announced on Wednesday. The Dutchman was in charge of the Kochi-based outfit in the ISL 2019-20 and guided the club to a seventh-place finish. “Kerala Blasters FC have parted ways […]

Remaining I-League games cancelled, Mohan Bagan winners

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) executive panel on Tuesday ratified its league committee’s recommendations to cancel the remaining 28 matches of the I-League in view of the coronavirus-forced lockdown and declare runaway leaders Mohun Bagan as champions. The AIFF also said it is waiting to discuss with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) […]

Cricket Australia considering five-match Test series against India

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia is considering the prospect of turning its four-match Test series against India later this year into a five-game contest as it continues looking for ways to compensate the financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. India’s tour of Australia will begin with a T20 tri-series in October and is scheduled to end […]

Corruption has damaged Pak cricket as much as Lahore attack on Sri Lankan team: Abbas

KARACHI: Pakistan batting great Zaheer Abbas says the PCB has been “soft” in dealing with corruption in country’s cricket which, according to him, has been as damaging for the game here as the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team. The former captain was giving his views on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) recent move, […]

Contingency planning for T20 World Cup on agenda for ICC meeting

NEW DELHI: The ICC”s Chief Executives Committee (CEC) will discuss the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic over a conference call on Thursday in which the World Test Championship and the ODI league schedule will also come up for deliberation. The ODI league was to start in June but the first series under the it […]