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.
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.
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.
By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu Following Dinesh Karthik’s heroics against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy final, we look at other instances of thrilling international matches that ended with a six off the final ball Javed Miandad, Pakistan vs India, Sharjah, 1986 The shot that broke over a million hearts. In the Australiasia Cup final in Sharjah, […]
By Mickey Arthur/www.playersvoice.com.au Unfortunately, it was always going to end like this. Despite generational change, independent reviews and too many behavioural spotfires to list, Cricket Australia and the national team had demonstrated no real willingness or desire to improve the culture within their organisation from season to season. That could lead to only one conclusion. […]
By Mark Nicholas/Cricinfo It was remarkable that on the front page of yesterday’s Cape Times, beneath a picture of a quelled township riot, the headline printed in large bold font announced: “Disgraced Aussies kicked out. ” The Cape Argus was barely less coruscating: “Guilty trio on first flight home.” The words might as well have had an exclamation […]
Colombo, March 28 (newsin.asia): The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Janbaz Khan on Tuesday felicitated the visiting Pakistani Women’s Cricket team. The team is currently in Sri Lanka to play the qualifier round of the ICC Women’s Championship against Sri Lanka. There were three one day internationals. Apart from the ODIs, the […]
Colombo, March 16: (IHC): Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma kept his promise to visit the home of one of Sri Lankan fans when he was in Colombo last for the Nidahas Trophy. Rohit made not only made this heart warming gesture to Mohamed Nilam, but had financially assisted him to travel to see his ailing […]
Karachi (March 22) (Express Tribune): The West Indian batting legend Sir Vivian Richards, who is in Karachi ahead of the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018, hopes to send out a message to the world that the country is safe to host international cricket. Speaking to media during a tour of Moin Khan Cricket […]