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Cricket is a sport that is not very well known to the outside world, which is only big enough in 3 countries: England, India and Pakistan. To understand, only one cricketer is among the top 100 paid athletes in the world, but receives a huge sum of 31 million a year (27 from their sponsorship), …

IPL 2020: Brian Lara picks the current No.1 side of the tournament.

Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara named the No.1 of side of IPL 2020 based on performances till now. Lara, who was most impressed with table toppers Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, picked the Rohit Sharma-led side as the best one so far. Lara said four-time champions Mumbai Indians have an edge over the Delhi Capitals because …

Cricket needs clarity and restructuring, says Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar who stepped down as chairman at Star & Disney India, and as President at Walt Disney APAC on Thursday – believes cricket’s global administration needs a fresh approach going forward. “I think restructuring of cricket’s global calendar and policies is long overdue and it needs to be done at the earliest,” Shankar told …

Usman Khawaja’s emotional breakdown during Cricket World Cup

Behind-the-scenes footage from last year’s Cricket World Cup shows Usman Khawaja breaking down in tears during Australia’s series-defining loss to South Africa. Khawaja does not come across as an emotional person, which has worked against the left-handed batsman. Cricket legend Shane Warne ridiculed Khawaja in November for lacking motivation, applauding national selectors for axing the …

He Would Have Been In Demand In T20 Cricket: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has no doubts in his mind that Dean Jones would have been one of the “most sought after batsmen” if he were to be part of the T20 generation and called him a player well ahead of his time. The 59-year-old former Australia batsman died of cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hotel on Thursday. He …

England come back from the dead to level series

Lightning does strike twice. Because, for a second time on this tour, Australia were let down by the oddity of their middle-order flakiness in the face of pressure. England have not lost three ODIs in a row since 2016. They haven’t lost a bilateral ODI series at home since 2015. Both those runs appeared to …

Ben Duckett thrives between the showers to drive Nottinghamshire

A scintillating century from Nottinghamshire’s Ben Duckett was the highlight on the second day of their Bob Willis Trophy match against Durham at Trent Bridge. The 25-year old remains unbeaten on 146 as Notts closed on 251 for 2, with the left-hander adding an unbroken 186 for the third wicket with Joe Clarke, who will resume on …

Sports heritage of the British Empire

In history, there are many cases when colonizers, developing new lands, brought their native flavor to the local culture. So often new traditions, customs, and laws appeared. Sports that spread like viruses are no exception. In some cases, there is a full-scale dispersion – take, for example, the same football that is played today even …

A boy with six fingers on each hand boasted of success in games and cricket

A boy with two thumbs on each hand who lives in the Indian region of Kashmir has boasted that a genetic abnormality helps him in cricket and mobile games. In addition, thanks to the extra fingers, he climbs trees faster, writes the Daily Mail. 12-year-old Faizan Ahmad Najar has six fingers on each hand. When …

History of Indian cricket: the beginning

The mystical connection between them reaches insanity. When Sachin Tendulkar stands with the bat and the bowler starts to run, a billion hearts freeze. A riddle of riddles. Wonder of wonders. Where and how did this happen? The game of cricket originated in the middle ages in England. Its name goes back to the Saxon …