Sri Lanka says Susanthika cannot auction olympic medal

Sri Lanka says Susanthika cannot auction olympic medal

Colombo, June 7 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, on Wednesday, lashed out at former Sprint Queen Susanthika Jayasingha, stating she could not auction her Plympic medal as it belonged to the state. "The country has spent millions on her, for her training and her competitions, so she cannot think the medal belongs to her for her to do...

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...

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