Monday, October 18, 2021

India will host IPL 2019

New Delhi, Jan 9 (The Asian Age): The Indian Premier League (IPL) will stay in India despite a speculated clash of dates with the general elections but the glitzy event will start earlier than usual, from March 23, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) announced Tuesday. The two-member CoA, comprising chairman Vinod Rai and former women's captain Diana Edulji, met here Tuesday to...

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Over the ropes: instances of batsmen hitting the last ball of the match for six to win

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, Pakistan were chasing 246, with...

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The truth about Aussie cricket culture

By Mickey Arthur/ 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. An explosion. A deterioration of...

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This is another wake up call for cricketers

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 mark after them. If you...

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