Weekly Sports Newsletter: Can selectors preserve the last of the dying breed, shades of Ranji, Cheteshwar ‘plays time’ Pujara?

In contrast to the din and dazzle of IPL, Cheteshwar Pujara, these days, is in Sussex wearing whites, entertaining the English county faithful, parked on grassy banks on their garden chairs with their pets for company. In those idyllic surroundings, he has scored two double tons and a hundred from three games, underlining his association … Read more

ICC rejects PCB’s four-nation tournament plan

The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) proposal to have an annual four-nation tournament which features Pakistan, India, Australia and England did not find favor with a majority of the International Cricket Council (ICC) members, it is learned. PCB’s chief Ramiz Raja had proposed the idea during the ICC board meeting in Dubai on Sunday and gave … Read more

Politics can be set aside… why should the fans not enjoy India-Pakistan games: PCB chairman Ramiz Raja

Handpicked by his captain and now Prime Minister Imran Khan to run Pakistan cricket about six months back, Ramiz Raja has had an eventful stint. A win against India in the T20 World Cup, New Zealand’s last- minute pull-out, the successful conduct of the PSL and the much-awaited Australia tour – there hasn’t been a … Read more

‘Will Only Clear My Position Only If …’- Will Mustafizur Ever Play Test Cricket for Bangladesh

Delhi Capitals’ left-arm pace bowler, Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman, has said that he will soon speak to his country’s cricket board bosses and clear the air regarding not playing red-ball cricket for the country, adding that he is doing so to prolong his international career. The 26-year-old said that he wants to serve Bangladesh cricket for … Read more

Gujarat to Bengal to Delhi: Who runs cricket in India? In many cases, depends on who your father is

Mahanaaryaman Scindia, son of Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia, was appointed vice-president of the Gwalior Division Cricket Association early this month. At a time when dynasty isn’t exactly a badge of political honor and when cricket’s playing field looks more level than ever, this hardly raised any eyebrows. For, it was true to … Read more

Joe Root steps down as England captain, replacement, reaction, statement, details

Joe Root has resigned as England’s men Test captain, confirming the news on Friday evening [AEST] in a lengthy statement. Root’s decision comes after the 1-0 Test series defeat to West Indies last month, and the 4-0 Ashes loss to Australia. “After returning from the Caribbean tour and having time to reflect, I have decided … Read more

India to Host Street Child Cricket World Cup Ahead of Men’s CWC 2023

A few weeks ahead of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, 22 teams comprising of street children from 16 countries will gather in India to participate in Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCWC 2023) in September next year. The unique 10-day event sees street-connected children and young people take part in a mixed-gender cricket tournament, a … Read more

Andrew McDonald new coach, reaction, Justin Langer, Pat Cummins, The Hundred

The Australian men’s cricket team is ready to take the next formal step in the post-Justin Langer era, with Andrew McDonald to be announced as his official replacement. That is according to a report from The Daily Telegraphwhich claims that the job was offered to McDonald earlier this week – now it is up to … Read more

ICC Board meeting – key decisions: South Africa to host inaugural Women’s U19 World Cup, Jay Shah inducted into Cricket Committee

The International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Greg Barclay will complete his full term, which means, the next election for the position could only be held in December. Over the last few days, there were speculations that Barclay could step down from his position early, leading to the elections for the post ahead of the ICC … Read more

Life changes for Wankhede groundsmen – From fighting mosquitoes at stadium to five-star comfort

In the past, whenever he crossed Marine Drive, Vasant Mohite, a 57-year-old groundsman at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, would wonder what it was like to stay in one of the luxury hotels along the seaside promenade. It was a dream beyond his means of him. But this IPL season, that dream has come true, with confectionery … Read more