Australian team finds post-Newlands sponsor

Australia’s men’s cricket teams have managed to attract a new corporate naming rights sponsor two months after the Newlands ball-tampering fiasco, with Alinta signing on at a time that the emerging energy company is looking for some more positive press of its own. While its owners are Hong Kong-based, Alinta has a long history as […]

Mohammad Amir fit to face a pivotal moment of his career

  Is this the series? Is this the moment, the moment that everyone who remembers the summer of 2010 pre-August 29 has been pining for? The moment finally when Mohammad Amir impacts decisively upon the fate of a Test series? The first news to report is that he is fit. There is no limp and […]

Overseas players at IPL 2018: Afghanistan ace the league phase

The eighth-ranked T20I side leads the way in bowling this IPL season. Afghanistan have had only three players in the tournament, out of which just two have been regulars, but both their young spinners have lit up IPL 2018 with their bags of tricks. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman have been the lynchpins of […]

Liverpool can’t lose Suarez, Coutinho and Salah! – Johnston

Liverpool great Craig Johnston said Jurgen Klopp’s Reds cannot afford to lose goalscoring sensation Mohamed Salah amid links to Real Madrid. Salah has enjoyed a breathtaking maiden campaign, the former Roma forward endearing himself to the Anfield faithful with 44 goals in all competitions this season. The Egyptian star scored a record 32 Premier League […]

The Hundred ‘done blatantly for TV’, says Graeme Swann

The ECB’s proposed 100-ball format has been cooked up to fit the TV schedules, according to former England spinner Graeme Swann, and not because cricket doesn’t appeal to a younger audience, as chairman Colin Graves has said. “It will be exactly the same as T20 cricket if they get the world’s best players in it,” […]

Desultory Pakistan have much to prove at Lord’s

As Pakistan laboured to work their way through a second string Leicestershire line-up, it was hard to be hugely optimistic of their chances in the Test series against England. After all, their attack featured four of the front-line bowlers they are expected to field at Lord’s. Yet in this predictable two-day draw they were thwarted […]

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