De Kock rises above South Africa’s besieged batsmen

Across the world, batsmen are not having a happy time in Test cricket right now. If you’re not being blasted out in Australia, you’re being nicked off in West Indies, turned inside-out in England, ground into the dust in Bangladesh, or – and perhaps this is the worst indignity – smiled all the way back […]

India players unlikely to feature in The Hundred, admits Tom Harrison

ECB chief executive Tom Harrison has admitted he can provide no guarantees that players from India or West Indies will be available to appear in The Hundred. Despite claiming “overwhelming support” for the new competition, Harrison also said that scheduling it at the same time as the ECB’s domestic 50-over tournament would not provide players […]

May need Alex Ferguson to deliver team talk, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of clash against Liverpool

Manchester: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has joked that he might invite Alex Ferguson to deliver Manchester United’s team talk before their eagerly awaited Premier League meeting with Liverpool.The legendary former United manager has acted as Solskjaer’s mentor since the Norwegian took over as the club’s interim boss in December. Solskjaer’s impressive success in the role has […]

Low expectations is great place to start from: Hanuma Vihari

NEW DELHI: Hanuma Vihari has been punching above his weight ever since he made his India debut and that’s why he is ready to deal with “low expectations” in a bid to change the popular perception of not being good enough for the T20 format in the upcoming IPL. Vihari is back in the IPL, […]

No way BCCI can block Pakistan from World Cup: Official

NEW DELHI: The Pulwama terror attack, that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF personnel, has escalated the diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan, the reverberations of which are also being felt in the sporting arena. Already, Pakistani shooters couldn’t make the World Cup in Delhi, starting Saturday, after not getting visas. And there is […]

Hardik Pandya Ruled Out Of Australia Series Due To Lower Back Stiffness

Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the upcoming limited overs series against Australia due to lower back stiffness, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Thursday. India and Australia are due to play a two-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series and a five-match One-day International (ODI) series, starting February 24 in […]

Blitz and Trans Group step in to fill PSL TV production void

Two days after IMG-Reliance pulled out of its deal to produce television coverage of the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), a replacement for the remainder of the tournament has been found. The PCB has declared that a consortium of Blitz and Trans Group will produce TV coverage throughout the course of this […]

Sabbir credits Mortaza for his comeback century

Bangladesh’s middle-order batsman, Sabbir Rahman, is relieved that he could repay the faith that skipper Mashrafe Mortaza had in him that helped him earn a place in the 15-member ODI squad, despite an ongoing six-month ban. The Bangladesh Cricket Board reduced Sabbir’s ban to pave ways for him into the national team after he had […]

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