Former Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar, who got India its first Test series win in England, dies at 77

Former Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar, who got India its first Test series win in England, dies at 77

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.

Imran decides against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to swearing in ceremony

Imran decides against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to swearing in ceremony

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.

Pakistani girls in the midst of the Thar desert take to football with gusto

Pakistani girls in the midst of the Thar desert take to football with gusto

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.

Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera ‘cleared of any serious injury’

Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera ‘cleared of any serious injury’

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 […]

England breaks its own world record for the highest team total in one-day cricket.

England breaks its own world record for the highest team total in one-day cricket.

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.

World anti doping conference gets underway in Sri Lanka

World anti doping conference gets underway in Sri Lanka

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 […]

The irresistible rise of Afghanistan’s cricket team

The irresistible rise of Afghanistan’s cricket team

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.

Dhananjaya de Silva withdraws from West Indies tour after father killed by gunman

Dhananjaya de Silva withdraws from West Indies tour after father killed by gunman

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. […]

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