Baroda CA to hold AGM online on July 23

VADODARA: The Baroda Cricket Association on Wednesday announced that it has decided to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 23 via vide-conference. “The Apex Council of BCA has decided…

Devine named as full-time New Zealand women’s team captain

WELLINGTON: All-rounder Sophie Devine will be the new captain of the New Zealand women’s cricket team, taking over from Amy Satterthwaite, who will be her deputy once she returns from maternity…

We’ve to get on to Ben early, hope Jason can get on top of him in first Test: Simmons

SOUTHAMPTON:  West Indies coach Phil Simmons believes the opening Test will be a battle between two all-rounder captains in which he expects his skipper Jason Holder to “get on top”…

Cricket Australia, top players agree on revenue projections

SYDNEY: Australia’s top cricketers have reached an agreement with Cricket Australia that it should postpone its assessment of future revenue during the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. The agreement announced Saturday…

Recreational cricket to return in England on July 11

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the resumption of recreational cricket from July 11 after Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the green light. The ECB’s announcement on…

There was environment of fear in Pakistan team during 2019 WC: Inzamam

KARACHI: There was a sense of insecurity among Pakistan players during the 2019 World Cup, claims former chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, who also reckons that the PCB should have given Sarfaraz Ahmed…

Gabriel named in West Indies squad for England series

MANCHESTER: Seasoned paceman Shannon Gabriel, returning from ankle surgery, has been drafted into the 15-man West Indies Test squad for the Test series against England beginning on July 8. Gabriel was…

PCB, Pak team management decline comment on Flower’s charge against Younis

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board and the national team touring England have refused to comment on former batting coach Grant Flower’s stunning claim that ex-captain Younis Khan once held a…

Fulton quits as NZ batting coach, to take up head coach job in Canterbury

AUCKLAND: Peter Fulton has quit as New Zealand’s batting coach to take up the job of head coach of the Canterbury men’s team, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday. Fulton,…

Simmons’ job is not threatened in any way, he is still the best man: CWI president

ST JOHN’S (ANTIGUA): West Indies coach Phil Simmons is in no danger of losing his job as he has the “full backing” of the country’s cricket board with its president Ricky…

Bowlers now up against better batting units, feels Jayawardene

NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene has tremendous respect for the legendary bowlers he faced in his heydays but feels a current lot of pacers and spinners is up against…

Rohit is one of greatest ever ODI openers: Srikkanth

NEW DELHI:  Stylish India batsman Rohit Sharma is one of the greatest ever ODI openers, considering his ability to score daddy hundreds, says former captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth. Out of his…

Share trophy if game is tied, Super Over not needed in ODIs: Taylor

NEW DELHI: Senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor would not mind teams sharing the 50-over World Cup trophy in the rare case of a tie as he strongly believes that Super…

Regret casual attitude that led to my ban: Shakib

NEW DELHI: Star Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan deeply regrets his “silly mistake” of not reporting a corrupt approach by an Indian bookie to the ICC, leading to his one-year…

Latif says result of Pakistan’s upcoming tour of England difficult to predict

KARACHI: Former captain Rashid Latif says the outcome of Pakistan’s upcoming tour of England is hard to predict as the teams are playing under unprecedented circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Kirsten recalls how he landed India coach’s job in 7 minutes

NEW DELHI: He was never interested in coaching neither did he apply for the job, but it took exactly seven minutes for Gary Kirsten to land the high-profile India coach’s job…

A-League return closer after clubs, players agree pay deal

SYDNEY: Australian football’s A-League, which suspended play in late March because of the coronavirus pandemic, is closer to resuming after organizers and players agreed on a pay deal and to…

Ban on saliva may upset balance between bat and ball in Test cricket, warns Taylor

MELBOURNE: Former Australia captain Mark Taylor on Sunday warned that ban on the usage of saliva, to combat the COVID-19 threat, runs the risk of upsetting balance between bat and ball…

Former NZ cricketer who caught a stray dog in India in 1955 dies at 90

AUCKLAND: Former New Zealand Test cricketer Matt Poore, who is remembered for catching a stray dog during a match in Bangalore in 1955 and subsequently taking 12 anti-rabies injections, has died…

Players will have to be mentally strong when international cricket resumes: Mushtaq Ahmed

KARACHI: Spin consultant and mentor of the Pakistan team, Mushtaq Ahmed says more than the skills, the players’ mental strength will matter when top-level cricket resumes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in…