Bangladesh turns down tour invitation by Pakistan Cricket Board

Bangladesh turns down tour invitation by Pakistan Cricket Board

Dhaka, April 1 - The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has turned down an invitation from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a tour before July this year. In an attempt to bring international cricket back to the country, the PCB had invited Bangladesh for a two-­match T20 series to take place later this year, the Dawn reported. Pakistan are scheduled to...

Fake doctor responsible for Virat Kohli bombshell

Fake doctor responsible for Virat Kohli bombshell

Mumbai, March 17 - Indian skipper Virat Kohli did not take field Friday while recuperating from a shoulder injury on the second day of the third Test against Australia in Ranchi. Kohli hurt his right shoulder while fielding on Thursday and went off in the afternoon session on the opening day, leaving vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane to lead the side in...

Milestones in 140 years of cricket

Milestones in 140 years of cricket

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu Test cricket was born on March 15, 1877. We look back at some significant milestones in the game’s longest format. It all began at the now iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 15, 1877 when Australia took on England for the first ever officially recognised Test match. The first ball was bowled by Alfred Shaw to...

Million-dollar prize on the line in India

Million-dollar prize on the line in India

Mumbai, Feb 16 - There's more than just the Border-Gavaskar Trophy up for grabs when Australia meet India in a four-Test series next week As if the Australian cricket team needed any more inspiration to overturn the weight of history and claim a series win in India, here's some. US$1 million. The International Cricket Council hands out a US$1 million...

India lifts T20 World Cup for Blind

India lifts T20 World Cup for Blind

Mumbai, Feb 13 - India successfully defended its Twenty20 World Cup for Blind title on Sunday, defeating Pakistan in the finals. With eight wins from nine matches, India went into the finals as the favourites and lived up to it with a comprehensive victory. For Pakistan, though, it was their first loss in the tournament, the PTI reported. The two teams...

A wait that lasted nearly 17 years finally ends for Bangladesh

A wait that lasted nearly 17 years finally ends for Bangladesh

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/NIA In 2000, Bangladesh played its first ever Test, hosting India to mark the occasion. In 2017, India are finally returning the favor. The irony is hard to miss. The same country that helped Bangladesh join the elite club of teams that play Test matches is finally hosting them, in 2017. Pay attention to the last bit. Bangladesh...

Are 350-plus scores good for one-day cricket? Certainly not

Are 350-plus scores good for one-day cricket? Certainly not

By Kanishkaa Balachandran High-scoring matches are good for batsmen, not bowlers. Rules have to be tweaked yet again to give bowlers an equal chance or else one-dayers will go stale. Take a look at the following scenarios: Game 1: England post 350 for 7. India are in trouble at 63 for 4. Centuries by Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav help...

Tamil Nadu Act on Jallikattu next week will ensure its continuance

Tamil Nadu Act on Jallikattu next week will ensure its continuance

Chennai, January 22 (PTI): Former Indian Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju said here on Sunday that the apprehensions of sections of protesters seeking a "permanent solution" were unfounded as the ordinance to allow Jallikattu will be replaced by an Act of the Tamil Nadu legislature which will be the "permanent solution". "Some people say that the Jallikattu ordinance is only...

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