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World Cup to be most open till date: Kallis

Kolkata: The upcoming cricket World Cup will be the most open till date keeping in mind the format, feels South African legend Jacques Kallis. “It will be a World Cup that’s going to be more open than it’s ever been,” Kallis told reporters at Eden Gardens ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders’ practice session. The 43-year old

ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli, Rohit dominate top slots

Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma remained number one and two, despite India’s home series defeat to Australia, in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings, according to an ICC statement. Kohli and Rohit scored 310 and 202 runs, respectively, in the just-concluded series against the Aussies, which India lost 3-2 after

Abu Dhabi new home of T10 cricket for next 5 years

Abu Dhabi: The Zayed Cricket Stadium here will be the new home of T10 cricket for the next five years, starting with the 2019 season. The Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has signed a five-year agreement


India’s apex court lifts Sreesanth’s life ban

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled life ban on India cricketer S. Sreesanth and asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reconsider his punishment. Sreesanth was arrested by Delhi Police along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan on charges of spot-fixing during the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League

Series win a World Cup boost for Australia: Katich

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach Simon Katich believes winning the just concluded One-Day International (ODI) series in India will give the Australian players a lot of confidence going into the World Cup later this year. India surrendered a 2-0 lead in the recently concluded 5-match series as Australians made a superb recovery by winning three

Indian cricketer Shami charged with sexual harassment

Kolkata: Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami was on Thursday charged with domestic violence and sexual harassment by the police here on the basis of his wife’s complaint. “A chargesheet has been filed against cricketer Mohammed Shami under section 498A (domestic violence) and 354A (Sexual harassment). The case will begin in a month,” a senior officer of the

New Zealand-Bangladesh Test called off after shootings

New Delhi: The third Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Christchurch has been called off on Friday after gunmen opened fire at two mosques in the city, with the police saying that there were “multiple fatalities”. The decision was made after discussions between New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). “Our heartfelt

Kohli’s record insane, I won’t bowl to him: Warne

New Delhi: The debate on whether India skipper Virat Kohli is as good or better than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar shall not die down any time soon. But former Australia leg-spinner and current Rajasthan Royals brand ambassador Shane Warne has a fun take on this. Asked on and off about the two and who he considers


All eyes on Dhoni as India eye series win against Australia

Ranchi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, probably playing for the final time at his home ground, will be the cynosure of all eyes when India take on Australia in the third ODI, aiming to take an unassailable 3-0 lead here on Friday. Dhoni, who along with wife Sakshi, hosted the Indian team for dinner on Wednesday evening, has

Sachin relives his childhood at new children’s park in Bandra

Mumbai: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar visited the new childrens park at Kalanagar, Bandra East here on Thursday. The PWD Park had been refurbished under the MPLAD funds allotted to Sachin Tendulkar during his stint as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha. A large crowd of residents of the Government Colony came out to welcome