Lewis of ‘DLS method’ cricket fame dies, aged 78

London: Tony Lewis, one of the men behind the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method used in weather-affected limited overs cricket matches, has died aged 78, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Wednesday. “It…

Pay cut a small thing, players are prepared to do their bit for game’s survival: Paine

Melbourne: Australian cricketers might have to accept a pay cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, conceded Test captain Tim Paine but insisted that making financial sacrifices is a “small thing” in…

Misbah calls for uniform policy in dealing with corrupt cricketers

Karachi: Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq on Tuesday demanded a clear policy for players who are found guilty of corruption at any level. However, the former Test captain also…

Kohli, Anushka pledge support to fight COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma on Monday pledged their support to the Prime Minister and the Maharashtra Chief Minster’s relief funds to combat the…

IOA promises support, contribution to fight COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday promised “support and contribution” towards the country’s battle to contain the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, saying its member national federations and state affiliates…

Mentally at Wankhede, physically home: Surya

Mumbai: He had been in red hot form in white-ball leg of domestic cricket and no wonder Suryakumar Yadav like many others was physically in his Mumbai home but mentally…

Using this break to sharpen my skills for Australia tour: Hanuma Vihari

New Delhi: Confined to his home due to the nationwide lockdown, India cricketer Hanuma Vihari says he will use the time to “sharpen” his skills for the Australian tour, scheduled towards…

Laxman’s 281 among Chappell’s all-time great knocks against spin

Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has picked his two all-time favourite innings against high-quality spin bowling and one of those is VVS Laxman’s iconic 281 at the Eden Gardens in…

Smith again eligible for captaincy after two-year ban ends

Sydney: Steve Smith’s two-year leadership ban ended quietly Sunday, leaving him eligible again to captain Australia at a time of uncertainty over when international cricket will resume. Smith was stripped of…

Multan Sultans should be declared PSL winners: Mushtaq

Karachi: Former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed says table-toppers Multan Sultans should be declared winners of the suspended Pakistan Super League (PSL) since hosting knockout matches later will affect the new season.…

Kohli is ‘boss’ of Indian cricket, support staff there to take burden off him: Shastri

New Delhi: Head coach Ravi Shastri has called Virat Kohli the “boss” of Indian cricket and said the support staff is there to “take the burden off” the skipper. Batting mastero…

Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to fight COVID-19

New Delhi: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 17 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally. Tendulkar’s donation…

England’s Anderson says coronavirus won’t end cricket career

London: England bowler James Anderson is determined that the coronavirus will not end his illustrious career as he focuses on keeping fit by taking part in “virtual” training sessions with his…

We will talk about IPL later once life gets back to normal: Rohit

Mumbai: Sport is least of priority at a time when India fights against the COVID-19 pandemic which has brought life to a standstill, feels star India batsman Rohit Sharma, who wants…

Key questions as Wimbledon faces postponement or cancellation

London: The All England Club will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss the possible postponement or even cancellation of Wimbledon in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. AFP Sport…

Pak cricketers to donate Rs 5 million to govt emergency fund for COVID-19 pandemic

Karachi: Pakistan’s centrally-contracted cricketers will contribute Rs 5 million to the national government’s emergency fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani on Wednesday said apart from…

Stokes continues IPL preparations despite cancellation threat

London: Star England all-rounder Ben Stokes continues to train for the 13th IPL even though he is aware that the T20 league may become yet another sporting event to be cancelled…

Steyn left out, Hendricks new name in CSA’s national contracts for 2020-21

Johannesburg: Veteran pacer Dale Steyn has been excluded from Cricket South Africa’s national contracts for the 2020-21 season even as left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks was included in the 16-member list. The…

Gambhhir warns quarantine offenders

New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Monday warned the offenders of the government’s quarantine guidelines set out to stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, saying they can choose to stay…

My fallout with Taylor is a bad stain on New Zealand cricket: McCullum

Wellington: Describing his fallout with Ross Taylor a “bad stain for New Zealand cricket”, former skipper Brendon McCullum attributed it to a race for captaincy between the two in 2011…