Mushfiqur has made amends for Bangalore – Tamim

  An infamous failure; now a famous chase – Mushfiqur Rahim centre-stage in both. Few defeats in Bangladesh’s history stung like the 2016 World T20 loss to India, when with two runs needed from three balls and Mushfiqur on strike, Bangladesh proceeded to lose three wickets and eventually crash out of the tournament. Mushfiqur was […]

Prithvi Shaw has progressed remarkably, says Sachin Tendulkar

  Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar heaped praise on Mumbai’s young sensation and India’s Under-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the inaugural T20 Mumbai League, Tendulkar said: “I saw Prithvi Shaw play in New Zealand (in the U19 World Cup). How he has progressed is remarkable.” The 19-year-old, […]

Liton’s promotion gives Bangladesh a new high

While Mushfiqur Rahim will rightfully receive most of the plaudits for Bangladesh’s record-breaking chase on Saturday night, his efforts might have been for nought if not for a few savvy dressing room ploys. Bangladesh had come into the game having lost all four of their most recent limited-overs matches to Sri Lanka. Of more relevance […]

McCullum offers to give up Lahore captaincy

Brendon McCullum, the Lahore Qalandars captain, has question the execution of his bowlers, and has offered to “offload” his captaincy in a bid to change the fortunes of the side, which has lost all six of its games this season. Effectively, Thursday night’s six-wicket defeat to Islamabad United was Lahore’s eighth straight loss going back […]

Sutherland tells Australia to behave

James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, has put the national team on notice to improve its on-field behaviour, after the CA board discussed the unsavoury events of the Durban Test match. While David Warner has hung on to the vice-captaincy after his ICC sanction for bringing the game into disrepute alongside Quinton de Kock, […]

Afghanistan suffer massive dent to World Cup hopes

Hong Kong scored their first ever ODI win over a Full Member when they beat Afghanistan by 30 runs on a rainy afternoon at the Bulawayo Athletic Club. The victory was built around Anshuman Rath’s half-century and was sealed by an outstanding spell of offspin bowling from Ehsan Khan, backed up by some inspired fielding. […]

Munro ditches red-ball cricket after ‘passion’ dims

Colin Munro, the New Zealand allrounder, has become the latest international cricketer to shelve his red-ball career to focus on the white ball saying that his “passion” for the longer format has diminished. Munro, 30, played one Test for New Zealand in 2013 but has now established himself in the ODI and T20 sides at […]

Serena Williams defends use of medical exemptions

INDIAN WELLS (United States): Serena Williams defended her use of a TUE (therapeutic use exemption) at the 2015 French Open, saying she uses them regularly and has never tested positive for illegal substances. Williams was asked about her use of TUE’s following her first round victory over Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 at the […]