Cricket

When one-day cup’s September spot provided all the narratives needed

On Saturday the Royal London One-Day Cup final takes up its new place in the calendar, leaving more than 50 years of memorable September finals for the annals of history<p>Special September days<p>On Saturday Nottinghamshire and Surrey face off for the Royal London One-Day Cup, as the final takes up its …

Sport (UK)

Women's Cricket World Cup: Taunton training exercise indicates gulf in talent - RealSport

• 0shares<p>There will be few games where they were tested less, but Australia kicked off the Women’s World Cup tilt with a dominant, crushing victory …

Women's Cricket

Anurag Thakur interview: HPOA president on helping Afghanistan get Test status, 'State Olympics' and more

Anurag Thakur stepped down from the post of the Board of Control for Cricket in India president six months ago, but his association from sport is far …

India

Ganguly in Shukla-led panel to study Lodha implementation

IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla will head the seven-member committee that will identify the "few critical points" in the implementation of the Lodha …

India

CAC held lengthy discussion with Virat Kohli in England, but did not meet Anil Kumble before he quit

The dust is just starting to settle on Anil Kumble's successful yet turbulent time as Indian cricket team's head coach. Kumble stepped down as …

Anil Kumble

Virat Kohli Anil Kumble, Who Is The Boss?

Image Credit: Sportstar<p>Virat Kohli & Anil Kumble, Who Is The Boss?<p>The relationship which began as a marriage made in heaven <b></b>(Anil Kumble’s influence …

Anil Kumble

Only Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland can end pay standoff

CRICKET Australia could be hit with legal action if it tried to deny any players locked out by cricket’s pay war the chance to ply their trade …

Sport (Australia)

Meet Sakshi Dhoni's 'two boys'

<p>Many of the Indian players' families are in the West Indies during the series.</p>

Indian Premier League

Malinga to face disciplinary inquiry

Sri Lanka news<p>Fast bowler Lasith Malinga will face a disciplinary inquiry from Sri Lanka Cricket for "repeated breach" of the terms of his contract. …

Sports (India)

Sky cricket-rights duel with BT to yield over £1bn with BBC set for live return

• Final offers to be submitted this week for deal running from 2020 to 2024 • Rights have been split into five packages expected to bring in £250m per year<p>A big money battle between Sky and BT is likely to push the broadcasting deal for English cricket past the £1bn mark and put the BBC in pole …

Sport (UK)

Harmer and Cook add to Essex sheen

Essex v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, Day 1<p><i>Essex 106 for 0 (Cook 64*) trail Middlesex 246 (Eskinazi 66, Malan 60, Stirling</i> …

Alastair Cook

Stokes' horror show is bad news for Durham

Ben Stokes made a rare appearance for Durham but he was unable to work his magic - quite the opposite

Ben Stokes

Wright shows benefits of captaincy off-load

Sussex v Gloucestershire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Hove, Day 1<p><i>Gloucestershire 31 for 0 (Bancroft 18*, Dent 7*) trail Sussex 358 for 9 (Wright</i> …

County Cricket

Gregory keeps Hampshire's ambitions in check

Somerset fast bowler Lewis Gregory took three wickets as the visitors enjoyed the better of the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship …

Dawid Malan sets sights on England Test place after lighting up one-day stage

After producing one of the most eye-catching England debuts in recent memory, Dawid Malan is hoping his stunning T20 performance in Cardiff on Sunday …

Pattinson thrives once more as Nottinghamshire continue promotion surge

Nottinghamshire v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Trent Bridge, Day 1<p><i>Nottinghamshire 135 for 3 (Mullaney 63*) trail Kent 180 (Bell-Drummond</i> …

Zafar Ansari: ‘If money was a motivation I would have stayed longer in cricket’

Having broken into the England Test side the player’s decision to walk away from the game aged 25 caused quite a stir but he explains that, for him, there is a lot more to life than cricket<p>Professional sport is scarred by stories of ageing athletes clinging to faded glory, or by bleak tales of …

Sport (UK)

British Summertime: 'Average' And 'Boring' May Be Just What We Need

After the past few months - or has it only been weeks - I'm looking forward to a boring summer. We've been on an emotional roller coaster: crazy, delusional people killed innocents and awful accidents destroyed lives, families, and homes; but on each occasion the British people rallied together to …

Women's Cricket

BCCI set to form committee to implement Lodha reforms

By: Express Web Desk |<p>The six-member BCCI committee will begin its work in the next two days and submit it first report within a fortnight. (Source: …

BCCI

Social media star: Virat Kohli is second most followed Indian on Facebook

Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding Anil Kumble’s exit from the post of the Indian cricket team’s head coach, swashbuckling skipper Virat …

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Women’s World Cup: Nicole Bolton’s unbeaten century helps Australia crush West Indies by 8 wickets

The defending champions took only 38.1 overs to knock off their 205-run target.<p>Defending champions Australia began their campaign on a resounding …

Water

N Srinivasan attends BCCI's SGM, slams COA for agreeing to ICC's new revenue model

In what may be another face off brewing in Indian cricket in the backdrop of the Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli saga, it is learnt that N Srinivasan is not …

India

BCCI, CoA sidestep question of Srinivasan's eligibility

Amitabh Choudhary, the acting BCCI secretary, has said it is the prerogative of a state association to nominate a person to the board's special …

India

Is He Planning To Retire? AB de Villiers To Take A Call On His Future Soon

AB de Villiers left South Africa's tour of England saying he would decide his cricket future in August.<p>One of the outstanding batsmen of his …

Cardiff crash: Ex-Proteas speak out

2017-06-26 11:20<p>Chris Morris (Getty)<p>Cape Town – South Africa were “too tentative” in their batting approach en route to series-deciding defeat by …

ICC Champions Trophy

West Indies v/s India: Virat Kohli praises Ajinkya Rahane's mental strength, bowlers' discipline

Ajinkya Rahane struck a brilliant century before the bowlers dished out a disciplined show as India thrashed a hapless West Indies by 105 runs in a …

Sports (India)

Ten's billionaires chip in, while retail shareholders left with 'no value'

Three billionaire shareholders who recently pulled their loan guarantee for the Ten Network, are now likely to provide more funding by the end of …

Australian Cricket

No deal in sight as cricket pay dispute hits crisis point

Australian cricket is on the verge of crisis, with players having taken it as a personal affront that James Sutherland has refused to join pay …

International Cricket Council

mid-day top stories of the day

<b>Mumbai Crime: Thieves shove man, steal his phone and run away</b><br>If you thought you were perfectly safe walking among the crowd in the middle of the …

BCCI

India vs West Indies: Ajinkya Rahane needs to improve his slogging skills to cement place in first team

There is no doubt that Ajinkya Rahane is one of India’s highly coveted batting assets in Test cricket. His copybook playing technique, rock-solid …

West Indies