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Thursday, July 30, 2020


David Willey, Sam Billings produce career-best figures as England trounce Ireland in 1st ODI

July 31, 2020 12:45:29 am

Ireland challenged England several times in the 1st ODI on Thursday, but David Willey (5/30) and Sam Billings (67*) produced superlative performances at either end of the match to take England to a 6-wicket win with 22.1 overs to spare.

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You call it zero tolerance policy for corruption: Danish Kaneria mocks PCB after Umar Akmal’s ban halved

July 30, 2020 7:30:07 pm

The likes of Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, who too were found guilty of spot-fixing like Kaneria, have been allowed back into the PCB fold. In fact, Amir is a regular member of the national team.

Maidan coach Ashok Mustafi dies following cardiac arrest

July 30, 2020 5:47:35 pm

Veteran Maidan coach Ashok Mustafi, who also trained former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly during his formative years, died after a prolonged illness on Thursday morning.

England vs Ireland 1st ODI Highlights: England recover from scare to post comfortable win

July 31, 2020 12:19:25 am

England vs Ireland (ENG vs IRE) 1st ODI Highlights: Sam Billings (67*) and David Willey (5/30) both produced their career-best ODI figures as England recovered from an early scare in their chase of 173.

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‘Rishabh Pant gets more chances than Sanju Samson because he is left-handed’: Coach Biju George

July 30, 2020 5:32:38 pm

Sanju Samson's coach Biju George said that Rishabh Pant received more opportunities because he is a left-handed batsman.

Hardik Pandya, Natasa Stankovic become proud parents, wishes pour in

July 30, 2020 7:46:58 pm

Hardik Pandya welcomed baby boy on Thursday with wife Natasa Stankovic.

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Cameron’s ICC vision: T20 leagues running concurrently like football, less international cricket

July 30, 2020 4:22:22 pm

Sharing his blueprint for world cricket, Cameron, who was Cricket West Indies head between 2013 and 2019, has proposed a longer IPL and wants all the T20 leagues to run concurrently like top tier football leagues like EPL, La Liga and Serie A which starts around same time.

Mohammad Amir clears COVID tests, joins Pakistan squad in England

July 30, 2020 3:30:14 pm

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday confirmed that Amir has integrated with rest of the squad after serving his mandatory quarantine period, during which he tested negative twice.

I rate Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting: Shahid Afridi picks the better captain

July 30, 2020 3:04:18 pm

MS Dhoni and Ricky Ponting, who are arguably the two of the most successful captains, have both led their sides to two World Cup titles.

IPL in time of Covid: No fans, 4 tests in two weeks for players

IPL in time of Covid: No fans, 4 tests in two weeks for players

July 30, 2020 3:10:56 pm

These are some of the key norms in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by the Indian cricket board to be sent soon to IPL franchise owners for the T20 tournament that is expected to be held in the UAE from September to November.

Did Joshua Da Silva’s wardrobe malfunction cost West Indies Manchester Test?

July 30, 2020 3:04:36 pm

Rory Burns was on 12 when Joshua Da Silva slipped and missed the stumping on the third day of the third Test. He went on to score 90, helping England inflict a 269-run defeat on West Indies.

FIR against former cricketer Azharuddin for 'cheating' travel agent

I really don’t know the reasons for banning me: Mohammad Azharuddin

July 30, 2020 11:23:38 am

In December 2000, Mohammad Azharuddin was handed a life ban by the BCCI for his involvement in match-fixing. After a long drawn out legal battle, the Andhra Pradesh High Court revoked the ban in 2012.

Anti-doping measures at IPL: NADA might outsource sample collection

July 29, 2020 8:39:45 pm

The next best option for NADA will be using the services of UAE's National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) or contact Sweden's International Dope Test and Management (IDTM).

There are 22 fast bowlers in Pakistan’s 20-member squad: Shoaib Akhtar slams PAK’s team selection for England

July 29, 2020 8:18:33 pm

Pakistan will play their first Test at Old Trafford, in Manchester, on Wednesday August 5

England name unchanged squad for first Test against Pakistan

July 29, 2020 8:06:56 pm

The three-match Test series against Pakistan will be held behind closed doors in a bio-secure bubble, starting from August 5. The second and third Test will be held in Southampton.

‘We knew it was his last chance’: Virat Kohli on lifting Sachin Tendulkar on shoulders after 2011 World Cup win

July 30, 2020 8:01:40 am

Virat Kohli said all the players thought they wanted to give something back to Sachin Tendulkar for inspiring generations of cricketers after winning the 2011 World Cup final.

Younis Khan says Pakistan needs ‘fighting tail’ on England tour

July 29, 2020 4:44:44 pm

Younis acknowledged the pressure on Babar Azam and said he has been trying to help the 25-year-old focus on his game.


The decisions that cost West Indies the Test series against England despite a 1-0 lead

July 29, 2020 4:32:14 pm

West Indies won the 1st Test by 4 wickets as cricket restarted inside a bio-bubble in England. However, as the series went on, the gulf between the two sides became more apparent. England won the 2nd Test by 113 runs and the 3rd Test by 269 runs.


No one should have to endure what Jofra Archer has: Moeen Ali

July 29, 2020 4:05:32 pm

Jofra Archer, usually one of the most entertaining Twitter accounts in the cricket world, has been sending out some cryptic and aggressive tweets over the past few days. Moeen Ali says no one should have to tolerate hatred coming from anonymous accounts.

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ICC Test Rankings: Stuart Broad moves to third spot after match-winning effort

July 29, 2020 3:21:04 pm

The 34-year-old has also gained seven places with the bat after his quick-fire 62 off 45 balls in the first innings, the joint-third fastest for England in Test history, and risen three places among all-rounders to 11th.

Stuart Broad you’re a legend: Yuvraj Singh asks fans to look beyond six sixes

July 29, 2020 5:56:58 pm

Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter to ask his fans to applaud Stuart Broad's hard work and achievement.


England vs Ireland 1st ODI Live Streaming: When and where to watch the match

July 30, 2020 1:29:24 pm

England (ENG) vs Ireland (IRE) 1st ODI Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: England will be playing an ODI at home for the first time since the 2019 World Cup, with some fringe players getting a chance to impress in the absence of regulars.

Rohit Sharma is the next MS Dhoni for the Indian cricket team: Suresh Raina

July 30, 2020 8:02:53 am

Suresh Raina feels that Rohit Sharma is the "next MS Dhoni" due to his leadership quality.

Umar Akmal’s ban over corruption charges reduced to 18 months

July 29, 2020 2:26:56 pm

Umar Akmal was banned for three years after PCB found him guilty of breaching Article 2.4.4 of the Anti-Corruption Code.

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Domestic cricket stalwart Rajat Bhatia announces retirement from all forms of the game

July 29, 2020 2:45:44 pm

Rajat Bhatia played most of his domestic cricket for Delhi and played a vital role in Delhi's Ranji Trophy win against Uttar Pradesh in 2007-08.