Former India Test captain Ajit Wadekar, who led the country to its first Test series win in England in 1971 passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He breathed his last at Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital. Wadekar made his debut in 1966 against the West Indies and went on to represent India in 37 Tests and two one-day internationals.
Pakistan’s Prime Ministet-to-be, Imran Khan, has decided against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to his oath taking ceremony on August 11 as Pakistan’s new prime minister as he wants to keep the event very simple, Dawn reported.
His party had initially planned to invite several foreign leaders and personalities, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Indian cricketers like Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavasker and Navjot Singh Sidhu to the event.
However, in an apparent change of heart today, Khan has opted against a fancy ceremony.
Whoever lifts the Wimbledon 2018 men’s trophy would thank their stars that Pistol Pete, the cud-chewing grass juggernaut, is ruminating in a bygone era, writes Kanishkaa Balachandran in The Hindu.
Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif on Friday retired from all forms of cricket — nearly 12 years after he last stepped out to play an international match for his country. Kaif, who played 125 one-day internationals (ODI) during his six-year career, is famous for his match-winning 87 in the Natwest final against England at Lord’s in 2002.
Football has been a love at first sight for the village girls and the top-scorer of the tournament, Sherbano. “I cannot wait to have a career in this sport. My mother would be proud. My father isn’t there.He passed away but he would’ve liked it too. I just like the feeling of scoring the goals,” the fourth-grader who scored three goals for her team said.
An ambulance had to be rushed on to the field of play on Monday after Kusal Perera hurt himself while attempting a catch at the long-on boundary. He was immediately rushed to hospital for a scan. “He was cleared of any serious injury,” the Sri Lankan team manager Asanka Gurusinha said, “But we will have to see […]
Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales hailed “another very special day” at Trent Bridge, after capitalizing on the pristine batting conditions at their favorite ground for ODI cricket and smashing England’s own record for the highest team total in one-day cricket. After being asked to bat first in the third ODI – on the grounds that Tim Paine, Australia’s captain, didn’t know what would constitute enough runs on what was self-evidently a belter of a pitch – England rampaged to a massive total of 481 for 6, beating by 37 runs the previous record of 444 for 3 that they made here against Pakistan in 2016, reports espncricinfo.
Colombo, June 18 (newsin.asia) – A global anti doping intergovernmental ministerial meeting got underway in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on Monday, in order to discuss ways in freeing national and international level athletes from prohibited substances. Twenty nine countries participated in the ’15th Asia/Oceania Regional Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti Doping in Sports’ which is organised […]
On Thursday, Afghanistan’s national cricket team played India in a Test match, a form of the game — taking place over five seven-hour days — reserved for a select group of nations. In cricket’s near 150-year history of international fixtures, only 11 countries have competed at that level; Afghanistan becomes the 12 th. The achievement marks another high point in a remarkable ascent: Emerging from refugee camps in Pakistan and only officially formed in 1995, Afghanistan’s cricket team has surmounted obstacles unknown to most athletes — terrorism, displacement, war — and with flair and panache that have won admirers the world over,writes Sidharth Monga in New York Times.
Colombo, May 25 (Espncricinfo) – Sri Lanka batsman Dhananjaya de Silva has withdrawn from the tour of West Indies after his father was killed by an as-yet unidentified gunmen on Thursday night. Sri Lankan Police confirmed that Ranjan de Silva, Dhananjaya’s father, was shot dead in Rathmalana – just south of Colombo – at around 8:30 pm. […]