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Why Punjab want Yuvraj to come out of retirement

Punjab Cricket Association has requested former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh to come out of retirement and become a player-cum-mentor of the Punjab team in domestic cricket.

14 Aug 2020 11:23 pm
PHOTOS: Dhoni & Co arrive in Chennai for IPL camp

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with some of Chennai Super Kings teammates including Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla and Karn Sharma touched down in Chennai on Friday for their training camp ahead of next month's Indian Premier League in UAE.

14 Aug 2020 8:55 pm
PHOTOS: Dhoni and Co arrive in Chennai for IPL camp

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with some of Chennai Super Kings teammates including Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla and Karn Sharma touched down in Chennai on Friday for their training camp ahead of next month's Indian Premier League in UAE.

14 Aug 2020 8:55 pm
How Tata, Jio could change IPL scenario for BCCI...

Education technology company Unacademy and fantasy sports Platform Dream11 have submitted their 'Expression of Interest' to become title sponsors of this year's Indian Premier League, replacing Chinese mobile phone company VIVO.

14 Aug 2020 8:02 pm
PHOTOS: England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 2

Images from Day 2 of the second Test between England and Pakistan at the Rose Bowl, in Southampton, on Friday.

14 Aug 2020 6:48 pm
Ziva Dhoni's cute encounter with a chameleon

Sakshi Dhoni spotted a chameleon at their villa in Ranchi.

14 Aug 2020 5:22 pm
Aus assistant coach to miss England tour for IPL

The 39-year-old will resume his duties with the Australian men's team at the conclusion of the IPL.

14 Aug 2020 4:41 pm
England, Australia players to miss first week of IPL

None of the players will be available for at least the first two to three games of their respective franchises.

14 Aug 2020 3:04 pm
Bio-secure bubble makes IPL 2020 corruption free?

Even though the Indian Premier League will be played in a bio-secure bubble, Ajit Singh, head of BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit says players could be approached for corrupt practices through social media.

14 Aug 2020 2:09 pm
Pak cricketer Fawad Alam is trending. Here's why...

Alam played his last Test in 2009.

14 Aug 2020 12:50 pm
Maxwell returns as Aus set to tour England in Sept

The Australian government on Wednesday granted travel exemptions for Aaron Finch and his men, Cricket Australia (CA) said while announcing a 21-member squad for the team's first international tour since the coronavirus outbreak began.

14 Aug 2020 12:30 pm
Curran backs under-fire Anderson to get to 600

'I was pretty shocked with all the stuff that was going on about him'

14 Aug 2020 10:42 am
Star to charge Rs 1 million for 10 second IPL ad

Star earned ad revenues of around Rs 30 billion during last year's IPL. Whether it hits last year's figure will depend on how the economy picks up during the festival season.

14 Aug 2020 9:08 am
How Tendulkar made a young fan's day!

Sachin Tendulkar made a young fan's day by praising her painting of him.

14 Aug 2020 8:25 am
PHOTOS: Bowlers put England on top on rain-hit Day 1

Pakistan opener Abid Ali scored a half-century but England's seam bowlers used the muggy conditions to their advantage to restrict the tourists to 126 for five at the close of a rain-hit opening day of the second Test at the Rose Bowl on Thursday.

13 Aug 2020 11:44 pm
Smith says selection allegations 'extremely hurtful'

Cricket South Africa's director of cricket Graeme Smith on Thursday categorically denied recent allegations levelled against him by ex-wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile around team selections during his time as captain of the national team and termed them extremely hurtful.

13 Aug 2020 11:18 pm
30 years after... Tendulkar relives his first century

It was on August 14, 1990, that Tendulkar scored the first of his 100 international centuries, a majestic 119 not out on a fifth day track to save the Test match for India against England in Manchester.

13 Aug 2020 8:23 pm
Why young players should stay away from social media

Australian head coach Justin Langer has one piece of advice for young sportsperson across the world -- stay away from social media. With the advent of social networking sites, sportsperson around the world, at times, have to deal with abusive and threatening messages online and Langer believes zero social media is the key.

13 Aug 2020 7:17 pm
PHOTOS: England vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 1

Images from the opening day of the second Test between England and Pakistan at the Rose Bowl, in Southampton, on Thursday.

13 Aug 2020 6:17 pm
IPL: How Virat, Rohit, Rahul, Hardik are gearing up

IPL 2020 will be the first assignment since March for most cricketers.

13 Aug 2020 5:59 pm
SEE: Russell ready with his weapons of choice for IPL

The Kolkata Knight Riders big-hitter showed off some of his mighty bats for the IPL.

13 Aug 2020 5:03 pm
Most cricketers suffered from shoulder, knee problems

The 48-page report states that between April 2019 and March 2020, 262 cricketers, which includes 218 men and 44 women, were at the NCA for rehab programmes.

13 Aug 2020 3:22 pm
Starc bulks up in COVID-19 lockdown

Feeling refreshed and stronger from the long break since COVID-19 put a halt to cricket in March, Starc hopes he might be able to return to top speed.

13 Aug 2020 1:13 pm
Awww-dorable pics of Pandya junior

Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic are in celebration mode sharing adorable pictures of their young one on their Instagram accounts.

13 Aug 2020 12:48 pm
What did Suresh Raina get tattoos of?

Suresh Raina heads to the IPL with a set of new tattoos.

13 Aug 2020 12:38 pm
Karun Nair back in training after beating covid

Karun will be tested by Kings XI Punjab before the flight to Dubai.

13 Aug 2020 10:59 am
Why is Babar Azam being compared to Kohli?

Babar Azam, whose cover drives have some similarities with Kohli, has enjoyed a conistent run in Tests since 2018 matching the likes of Kohli, Australia's run machine Steve Smith, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and England's Joe Root.

13 Aug 2020 8:33 am
'England will sweep Pak 3-0 despite Stokes absence'

Former England captain Michael Vaughan predicted the hosts will sweep the three-Test series against Pakistan despite the absence of talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes for the last two matches. Stokes was part of the England team which pulled off a thrilling three-wicket victory in the series opener at Old Trafford but is now missing for family reasons.

13 Aug 2020 12:30 am
IPL: Jadeja to miss CSK's pre-season training camp

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will miss Chennai Super Kings' six-day conditioning camp ahead of the team's departure to the United Arab Emirates for the Indian Premier League next month because of personal commitments.

12 Aug 2020 11:43 pm
Miandad ready to challenge Pak PM Imran in politics

Pakistan's legendary batsman Javed Miandad said that he was the captain of current Prime Minister Imran Khan and will join politics to challenge him.

12 Aug 2020 11:33 pm
Silly to write off someone like Anderson, says Root

England skipper Joe Root has backed James Anderson to hit peak form again, saying on Wednesday that the pace bowler's spot in the team is not in question ahead of the second Test against Pakistan starting on Thursday.

12 Aug 2020 11:13 pm
Pakistan's Hafeez breaks bio-secure bubble in UK

The Pakistan Cricket Board is is furious at former captain Mohammad Hafeez for his apparent breach of the bio-security protocol imposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the ongoing away series. The former skipper, who is not a part of the Test squad, has been picked for the three-match T20I series against England, starting on August 29.

12 Aug 2020 8:58 pm
NCA boss Dravid's 'expert' advice for Indian cricket

Use the expertise of former players as much as possible in the state teams' cricketing set-up was one of the notable suggestion by National Cricket Academy head Rahul Dravid while interacting with members of affiliated units during a webinar organised by the BCCI.

12 Aug 2020 8:29 pm
Sri Lanka, UAE are India's back up for 2021 World T20

Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates are the two back-up countries being zeroed in on by the ICC, in case India is unable to host next year's T20 World Cup. While there is still one year to go before the mega event which was set to be held in Australia this year but got postponed due to rising cases of COVID-19 and inability of the host country to manage 16 teams.

12 Aug 2020 8:03 pm
England pick Robinson to replace Stokes for 2nd Test

England have named uncapped seam bowler Ollie Robinson in their 14-man squad to replace all-rounder Ben Stokes for the second Test against Pakistan starting on Thursday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday.

12 Aug 2020 6:31 pm
IPL: Dhoni's 'Dad's Army' banking on experience

The presence of many players who are deep into their 30s is a boon and not bane for Chennai Super Kings as they head into the 13th IPL after the long coronavirus-forced break, the team's bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji said on Wednesday.

12 Aug 2020 4:37 pm
Unacademy in race for IPL title sponsorship rights

A BCCI official confirmed that Unacademy has picked up the bid papers but refrained from making any comments beyond that.

12 Aug 2020 4:28 pm
SEE: How well do Anushka and Virat know each other?

Virat and Anushka encouraged fans and followers to stay safe and find moments of relaxation amidst these difficult times.

12 Aug 2020 3:17 pm
CSK franchise boss not worried about Dhoni's future

Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in the history of the tournament, having led CSK to three IPL titles, and playing eight finals in ten seasons under his captaincy.

12 Aug 2020 1:58 pm
Rajasthan Royals' fielding coach is COVID-19 positive

Yagnik is currently in his hometown Udaipur and has been advised to get admitted to a hospital for the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

12 Aug 2020 12:52 pm
Local Mumbai cricketer dies by suicide

An accidental death report was registered at Kurar Police Station and the probe is on, the MCA official added.

12 Aug 2020 9:18 am