Paine promises to cut Australia’s sledging

Australia will tone down their sledging under new Test captain Tim Paine as the team try to repair their damaged reputation following the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa which led to three players being handed significant bans. Paine was named the new Test captain when Steven Smith was suspended for the final Test in Johannesburg […]

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah in no mood to slacken off

Salah became only the third player to score 40 goals in a season for Liverpool when he struck in last weekend’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth. He is now just seven short of equalling the all-time club record set by Ian Rush, who struck 47 goals for Liverpool in the 1983/84 season. Three players to watch […]

’Sehwag saved IPL by picking me’ – Gayle

Chris Gayle is thankful to Virender Sehwag for “saving” the IPL. After becoming the first centurion this season, Gayle gave credit to Sehwag, the Kings XI Punjab team director, for buying him at the very last minute at the auction in February, after the Jamaican had gone unsold twice. Gayle has now repaid that favour […]

Virat Kohli Had All The Makings Of A Great Player, Says Gary Kirsten

  India captain Virat Kohli has earned plaudits across quarters for his prolific batting and captaincy skills. After making his debut in 2008, Kohli has improved tremendously, smashing all possible records. Former India coach Gary Kirsten, who is currently the batting coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), on Thursday praised […]

Afridi named in World XI for West Indies charity match

  Shahid Afridi will return to the scene of his 2009 World T20 starring role in a brief comeback to international cricket after being confirmed among the first group of players in the World XI to face West Indies at Lord’s next month. The match on May 31 has been arranged to raise money for […]

County cricket would improve my game – Kohli

  Virat Kohli remains eager for a spell in county cricket ahead of India’s tour of England later this year after it was confirmed last month that the BCCI had granted permission for him to seek a deal. Test success in England remains the one major missing piece to Kohli’s stellar career after he endured […]

Lalit Modi Forecasts IPL Players Will Earn ‘$1m A Game’

  Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi believes there will come a time when players will earn $1 million dollars per game while warning that the traditional programme of matches between countries “will disappear”. A Twenty20 domestic franchise competition launched a decade ago, which has spawned a host of imitators worldwide, the IPL is now […]

CSK arranges chartered train for diehard fans

  Chennai Super Kings’ home matches in IPL 2018 have been moved out of Chennai, but they won’t be lacking in support in Pune, as the team management has arranged a chartered train called ‘Whistle Podu Express’ from Chennai to Pune for about 1000 fans. All the expenses of the fans, including food, accommodation, local […]

Wrong replay puts broadcasters in focus again

  It might not have had much of a bearing on the result of the match, but the third umpire might have looked at the wrong replay when the on-field officials turned to him to check on a no-ball during the match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Jasprit Bumrah is no stranger to […]