‘Bizarre’: Spin dominates as India thrash England in 4th Test

Spinners take 28 out of 30 wickets to fall as tourists handed two-day hammering at world’s biggest cricket stadium. India’s Axar Patel claimed an 11-wicket match haul as the hosts thrashed England by 10 wickets inside two days in the day-night third Test. On a viciously turning track, England were shot out for 81 in […]

World’s biggest cricket stadium renamed after India’s Modi

In surprise move, new name announced by President Ramnath Kovind during a ceremony ahead of the third Test between India and England. The world’s biggest cricket stadium has been renamed after India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a surprise move, hours before its inaugural international match between India and England. The 110,000-seater stadium in Motera […]

Born out of conflict: How cricket is helping heal Rwanda’s wounds

For Rwandese cricketer Diane Ishimwe, every passing day brings about a sense of gratitude and gratefulness. In 1994, when her pregnant mother was about to leave home to deliver Ishimwe, she had a miraculous escape after a stray bullet fired by an armed fighter flew just inches above her head. “They almost killed her,” Ishimwe […]

‘Universe boss is here’: Gayle rings in 6th edition of PSL

Karachi’s National Stadium to see up to 7,500 fans as Pakistan Super League set to kick off on Saturday. Self-proclaimed “universe boss” Chris Gayle will help ring in the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League in Karachi, with spectators returning to Pakistan’s cricket stadiums for the first time in a year. Pakistan’s government has […]

Chris Morris becomes IPL record signing

Rajasthan Royals’ signing of the South African all-rounder beats $2.2m paid for Yuvraj Singh by Delhi Daredevils in 2015. South African all-rounder Chris Morris has become the most expensive Indian Premier League cricketer after Rajasthan Royals paid $2.25m for him. Taking centre stage in a high-spending auction for this year’s tournament, the fee smashed the […]

Eight overseas cricketers in top bracket for India’s IPL auction

Eight overseas players and two Indian players chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket of Indian Premier League auction on February 18. Eight overseas players and two Indian players have chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction with a base price of 20 million Indian rupees […]

Indian celebrities back gov’t on protests amid global criticism

Several Indian celebrities, including cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and a host of Bollywood stars, have supported the government after pop superstar Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg made social media comments about the months-long farmer protests. Rihanna, who has more than 100 million Twitter followers, wrote “why aren’t we talking about this?!”, with a link […]

Pakistani Consulate wins Diplomatic Cricket Championship in Sharjah

Pakistani Consulate wins Diplomatic Cricket Championship in Sharjah

Dubai Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai won the trophy during the 5th Diplomatic Cricket Championship held on January 29 and 30 at Skyline University College Cricket Ground, Sharjah.   During the semi-finals, the South African consulate team defeated the Indian consulate team by seven wickets. The second match was played between the Pakistan Consulate […]

India’s Siraj, hero of Australia series, visits father’s grave

After his father died on November 20, the pacer’s mother and India captain Virat Kohli urged him to stay on in Australia. While his Indian cricket team-mates lapped up the acclaim after returning from their triumphant Australia tour, Mohammed Siraj drove straight from Hyderabad airport to a burial ground to pay his respects to his […]

Pakistan’s Amir to play for London Spirit in debut Hundred event

Pakistani paceman to play for Lord’s-based team in this year’s debut season of English cricket’s Hundred competition. Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir will play for Lord’s-based London Spirit in this year’s debut season of English cricket’s Hundred competition, it was announced on Tuesday. He will be joined by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi, with another overseas all-rounder, South […]

India Celebrates as Cricket Team Humbles Australia on Its Own Turf

NEW DELHI — Even by the standards of a sport that tests endurance with matches that can go on for five days, India’s cricket team had to draw deep to complete a long tour of Australia that had been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. One player missed the funeral of his father to stay on […]

India clinch Australia Test series with historic win at Gabba

India hand Australia their first defeat at the Brisbane ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 to win the Border-Gavaskar trophy. India have pulled off a record run-chase in a thrilling final session to hand Australia their first defeat at Brisbane’s Gabba ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 to win […]

India’s Mohammed Siraj stars against Australia with 5-wicket haul

Mohammed Siraj did not go home in November when his father died, deciding instead to stay in Australia and try to fulfill his dad’s dream. In a matter of weeks, the 26-year-old has been elevated from a back-up bowler – picked for the tour as cover following some injuries to veteran pacemen – to leading […]

Australia apologises as India cricket players racially abused

Cricket Australia launches investigation after visiting players say they were subjected to racial abuse by fans. Cricket Australia apologised to the India team on Sunday and launched a probe into allegations visiting players were subjected to racial abuse by some fans in the crowd during the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground. The Indian team […]

Sourav Ganguly, ex-India cricket captain, suffers cardiac arrest

The 48-year-old who also heads India’s cricket board rushed to hospital in Kolkata after complaining of chest pain. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who also heads the country’s cricket board (BCCI), has been admitted to a hospital in the eastern city of Kolkata after complaining of chest pain. One of India’s most successful captains, 48-year-old […]

ICC awards: Fans baffled as no Pakistan player makes the cut

By not winning any of the 10 individual prizes, Pakistan is the only major team not to be represented at the awards by the sports’ governing body. The absence of Pakistani players from the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Awards of the Decade has made former players question the sport’s world governing body’s “credibility and transparency” […]

Cricket: Stand-in captain guides India to big win over Australia

Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane has led India to a dominant eight-wicket win over Australia in the second Test, levelling the series 1-1 and capping an extraordinary turnaround after their record collapse in the opening game. Rahane, deputising during Virat Kohli’s paternity leave, hit an unbeaten 27 in Melbourne – after a century in the first […]

India’s Kohli named cricketer of the decade

Kohli also named top ODI player; Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry swept women’s honours in ICC awards. India captain Virat Kohli topped two men’s categories, including being named male player of the decade, while Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry swept the women’s honours in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) “Awards of the Decade”. Kohli was also declared […]

Cricket: India to increase Indian Premier League to 10 teams

The eight-team league, with an estimated brand value of $6.8bn, drew record television and digital viewership this year. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to become a 10-team affair from 2022 after the Indian cricket board approves a proposal to add two more franchises to the world’s richest Twenty20 competition. The eight-team league, with […]

Pakistan’s ancient form of wrestling threatened by ‘obsession for cricket’

Author:  article author:  Naimat Khan Thu, 2020-12-17 00:12 KARACHI: It’s an ancient form of wrestling that has existed in the regions that make up present-day Pakistan and India for the past 5,000 years. On Tuesday, however, only a few hundred people gathered at Karachi’s Mohammadan football stadium to watch wrestlers from across Pakistan’s southern Sindh […]

Cricket: South Africa to tour Pakistan for first time in 14 years

South Africa will play two Tests and three Twenty20s in first visit since 2007. South African cricket team will tour Pakistan for the first time in 14 years when it plays two ICC World Test Championship matches and a Twenty20 series starting next month. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday the first Test […]

Pakistan team hit ‘mentally, physically’ by COVID isolation in NZ

Since the cricket squad arrived in New Zealand last month, 10 players have tested COVID positive, forcing authorities to impose quarantine. Pakistan’s cricketers say they have been “mentally and physically” affected by New Zealand’s strict COVID-19 protocols, which have kept the players holed up in their quarantine hotel for nearly two weeks. Coach Misbah-ul-Haq said […]

Cricket: Virat Kohli fastest to 12,000 ODI runs

Indian cricket captain achieved the feat in 242 innings, 59 innings quicker than Sachin Tendulkar. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli became the fastest player to surpass 12,000 runs in one-day internationals (ODIs) as his side beat Australia by 13 runs on Wednesday in the last of three ODI matches at Manuka Oval. India, which lost […]

Six Pakistani cricketers touring New Zealand test COVID positive

Cricket officials in New Zealand say players would be moved into quarantine, throwing preparations for the series into turmoil. Six members of the Pakistan cricket team on a tour of New Zealand have tested positive for COVID-19, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday, throwing preparations for the five-match series into turmoil and causing a […]