Nepal’s ‘miracle’ takes them into World Cup Qualifiers

  At 4:57 pm on a late Wednesday afternoon, Canada offspinner Nikhil Dutta was in the midst of flying from the bowling crease to the third man boundary, doing a Rashid Khan-style airplane celebration after getting Aarif Sheikh – Nepal’s last recognized batsman – out stumped. Behind the dark clouds of thunder and lightning in […]

Pakistan hockey team to visit India for 2018 World Cup

  Pakistan will travel to India to take part in the Hockey World Cup which is schedule to be played in Bhubaneshwar in November-December this year. This ends the speculation of Pakistan not coming to India to play the World Cup due to hostile political relations between the two countries. India last hosted the Hockey […]

Bayliss not rushing Stokes back into action

  commentIt is not quite Brisbane in November on the opening day of an Ashes series, but Ben Stokes’ antipodean tour is finally likely to kick off. He will, however, have to wait his turn with the second ODI against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui shaping as his earliest return. That’s the message from Trevor […]

Stokes heads to New Zealand after not-guilty plea

  Ben Stokes is set to join up with his team-mates in New Zealand and could resume his England career in the coming weeks after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of affray over an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. His case was referred to Bristol Crown Court, with a first hearing […]

Champions League: Manchester City have more to offer after ‘perfect’ rout of Basel, says Ilkay Gundogan

  Basel: Ilkay Gundogan says there is still more to come from Manchester City after their “perfect” 4-0 rout of Basel left them on the verge of the Champions League quarter-finals. The runaway Premier League leaders destroyed Basel’s morale with a three-goal burst after just 23 minutes of the first leg last-16 mismatch. City’s first […]

Rabada fined for Dhawan send-off

  South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has picked up a fine and a demerit point for giving India opener Shikhar Dhawan a send-off in Port Elizabeth. He lost 15% of his match fee over the incident, and gained one demerit point, taking his overall tally to five. Each demerit point stays on a player’s […]