Ben Stokes recalled in place of Sam Curran

  Ben Stokes has been recalled to the England side for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge in place of Sam Curran. Stokes was acquitted of affray on Tuesday at Bristol Crown Court and brought straight back into the squad. On Thursday, coach Trevor Bayliss said there would be two training sessions to […]

Darren Bravo, McCullum turn tables on Stars in breathtaking chase

After a dim start to the season, marked by three winless matches on the road, St Lucia Stars’ season had begun to look brighter on Thursday night, after a trio of half-centurions boosted them to a franchise record total. But in the end, history repeated itself, as Trinbago Knight Riders maintained their impressive record over […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Set For Serie A Debut Amid Sombre Backdrop In Italy

  Cristiano Ronaldo will make his much-anticipated Serie A debut for Juventus who open their campaign for an eighth straight Italian league title on Saturday against a sombre backdrop of a country in mourning following the Genoa bridge disaster. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was the star signing of the summer season arriving amid great […]

Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed banned for ten years for spot-fixing

  Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for ten years by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for his involvement in spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2016-17. An independent anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty on five breaches of the PCB’s anti-corruption code. The three-man tribunal made its ruling on Friday and besides […]

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar dies aged 77

Ajit Wadekar, who led India to historic series wins in the West Indies and England in 1971, has died at the age of 77. He had been suffering from a prolonged illness. Wadekar, an aggressive left-hand batsman and an excellent catcher in the slips, played 37 Tests, scoring 2113 runs at an average of 31.07. […]

How do you fit Ben Stokes back in the England team?

Ben Stokes was added to the England squad for the third Test against India less than two hours after being acquitted of affray at Bristol Crown Court. From a purely cricketing point of view, England now have the dilemma of how to fit him back into the team after the success of Chris Woakes and […]

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed warns India ahead of Asia Cup clash

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has said that his side would look to utilise their experience of playing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against India in the upcoming Asia Cup cricket tournament. The 31-year-old further acknowledged that Virat Kohli-led Indian side are a relatively strong team as far as overall experience is concerned. “Our team […]

South Africa zero in on World Cup probables

South Africa are certain about two-thirds of their 2019 World Cup squad after their series win in Sri Lanka, according to coach Ottis Gibson, who hopes to have his tournament template ready by the home summer. The main questions appear to be in the bowling department, where South Africa seem spoilt for choice having rested […]

Gary Stead named New Zealand coach

  Gary Stead, the former New Zealand and Canterbury batsman, has been named Mike Hesson’s successor. He will take over as New Zealand coach for a two-year term, following Hesson’s resignation from the post in June. This means Stead will oversee New Zealand’s run to the 2019 World Cup; he already has some experience in […]

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