Shruti Dasgupta

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Cricket News Round-Up Podcast - 5th April 2013

A round-up of the latest cricket news from around the world including New Zealand's squad to take on England, Bangladesh touring Zimbabwe and the …

Australian cricket could benefit from a return to its mafia days

As Australia's frustrating tour of England grinds to a halt it's worthwhile pondering what inferences can be drawn from their rain-sodden consolation win in the one-day series. For the Aussies, finally winning a game, let alone a series, of international cricket was doubtlessly a great relief. …

Cricket-Pakistan's acting chairman threatens to quit

KARACHI, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Najam Sethi, caretaker chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said on Tuesday he would quit if the courts continued to interfere with his job.<p>Sethi has been stopped by the Islamabad High Court from carrying out his full duties and ordered to hold new board …

United Arab Emirates

Simon Jones looks to his future in T20 cricket following YB40 final

Andrew Flintoff is long gone, Matthew Hoggard has just joined him and Steve Harmison thinks he'll retire this winter. Simon Jones, the fourth member of England's finest modern fast bowling attack, is the last of the gang to quit. He is expecting to play for Glamorgan in the YB40 final against …

'Messi better than Cristiano' says Brazilian Ronaldo

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both struck hat-tricks in the Champions League © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Brazil World Cup-winner Ronaldo has said he …

Soccer

The end of another cricket season: when dreams and reality meet

One day you are at your peak, and the next the slow descent has begun. That is the cruel and capricious nature of sport<p>The end of the season is almost here, with its rain and with its retirements, with its shadows that fall longways across the ground and the inevitable melancholy that it brings. It …

Joey Barton’s aiming to put a boot into football’s homophobia

Joey Barton believes it is time football caught up with other sports and embraced its gay players.<p>The QPR midfielder is spearheading a campaign by …