Kohli-Kumble Fallout Shows how Fascinatingly Complex Human Nature Is

By Ayaz Memon Tuesday was a dramatic but sad day in Indian cricket with Anil Kumble officially stepping down as chief coach. What a mess! And so far, we’ve only got half the story. Frankly, I didn’t expect Kumble to go to West Indies as coach unless his acceptance by the team – and especially [...]

Returning Champion Pakistan Team Get Tumultuous Reception At Home

Pakistan’s champion players got a grand reception on their return home with the coveted Champions Trophy.  Hundreds of fans stayed up late to welcome home members of new Champions Trophy winners Pakistan in the cities of Lahore and Karachi on Tuesday. Messages such as ‘Champion of champions. Team Pakistan! Welcome back after such a tremendous [...]

Shah Rukh Khan Acquires The Cape Town Franchisee In T20 Global League

Legendary indian actor, Shah Rukh Khan & the co-owners of Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders have again come together to own Cape Town Franchisee of T20 Global League, a Cricket South Africa (CSA) initiative. The new franchise will be called Cape Town Knight Riders . CSA President Chris Nenzai along with CSA CEO [...]

Fast Bowler Mohamed Amir Set To Play In Final

India vs Pakistan – Champions Trophy Final Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir is likely to be fit for selection for the Champions Trophy final against India on Sunday, after completing an entire training session at The Oval on Friday. A back spasm had ruled Amir out of the semi-final against England on June 14, after [...]

Bangladesh will return home with its head high

By Kumar Sangakkara India moved one step closer to retaining its ICC Champions Trophy crown with an utterly convincing and clinical display against Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Thursday. It was a brilliant display in Birmingham, a perfect venue for this Asian derby, with outstanding performances from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. The win sets up [...]

Rugby Legends To Feature In Special Anniversary Game

MILO Schools Rugby As the Milo President’s Trophy completes its 25th year in succession, the rugby fans are set for a memorable experience as 25 schools rugby President’s Trophy winning captains will come together head to head for a friendly match that is set to kick off on the 24th of June at the Racecourse [...]

No Solution In Sight As Aussie Pay Dispute Nears Deadline

Time is fast running out to avoid damaging dislocation to Australian cricket, after precious little progress was made in two days of meetings between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association ahead of the June 30 expiry of the MOU. The negotiating teams for CA – led by Kevin Roberts – and the ACA – [...]

Sangakkara Marks 100th century With Another Batting Masterclass

Legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara scored the 100th century of his career with another typical ‘masterclass’ innings in Surrey’s One-Day Cup quarter-final win over Yorkshire to help Surrey secure a semi-final berth. The 39-year-old made 121 in the 24-run victory over Yorkshire at Headingley, his 39th limited-overs hundred to go with 61 first-class centuries. [...]

Malinga targeting 2019 World Cup

Lasith Malinga conceded that at 33, he is a diminished bowling force, but remained hopeful about playing in the 2019 World Cup, when he will be 35. Sri Lanka’s Champions Trophy opener against South Africa was Malinga’s first match since November 2015 – that hiatus was a result of chronic leg injuries. He claimed only [...]

Champs, Union In Sevens Tug-Of-War

THE question begs to be asked: is Sri Lanka rugby working at cross-purposes? The SLRFU never fails to claim the country’s future is in the Sevens game, and over recent years has invested liberally in pursuing international success. The investments were not in vain; since 2012 Sri Lanka has consistently ranked no. 3-4 in Asia, [...]

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