Two cricket teams booked in Bandipora for playing Pak anthem

Two cricket teams booked in Bandipora for playing Pak anthem

BANDIPORA: Police on Sunday filed an FIR against two local cricket teams in Bandipora after a video went viral on social networking sites showing the players of the teams wearing Pakistani jerseys and playing the Pakistan national anthem before their match. The incident happened at the final of a local tournament in Arin, Bandipora, a […]

Pro-freedom slogans at cricket match where Dhoni is chief guest

Pro-freedom slogans at cricket match where Dhoni is chief guest

BUDGAM: Spectators raised pro-Shahid Afridi, pro-freedom and pro-Kashmir slogans while star Indian cricketer and former team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at the Kunzer cricket ground in Baramulla on Sunday. Dhoni, who has been honoured with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army, was the chief guest at the final match of the […]

Cricket pitch that follows principle of non-alignment

Cricket pitch that follows principle of non-alignment

SRINAGAR: The direction of cricket has been kept towards local custom, instead of global practice, in the newly-laid cricket ground at the Tourist Reception Centre (TRC). The pitch, as was usual at this old ground, has been aligned in the East-West direction, instead of the North-South alignment followed everywhere else in the world. Officials of […]

Women cricketers pitch for equality – in burqas and hijabs

Women cricketers pitch for equality – in burqas and hijabs

Baramulla: Her hijab firmly in place, she slings her bat across her shoulders and rides her Scooty to college and practice, challenging not just her rivals on the cricket field but also societal and religious stereotypes. As captain of the women’s cricket team in Baramulla’s Government Women’s College, Insha is one of the young women […]

The Decline of the Game

The Decline of the Game

By Anznoo Wasim Bijbehara, my birth burg, besides the town of chinars, was once popular for its cricketing talent of its youth. The game was played with passion even in the worst of the times here. People from all walks of life, irrespective of age and occupation, used to follow the game fervently. Every big […]