Cricket  /  Published 04.07.20

Superstar XI isn’t a team: Anil Kumble

Superstars in a team are always a boon as they motivate the rest of the players. But it doesn’t work if you have 11 superstars in a team since a right balance is required, feels Anil Kumble. Sp...
By Our Correspondent in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 04.07.20

Boris says ‘play’, but no hugging please

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that recreational cricket can resume in England, which has some of the most idyllic grounds in the world, from Saturday, July 11, has been gre...
By Amit Roy in London

Cricket  /  Published 03.07.20

Smith, AB tough to bowl at: Kuldeep

Australia’s Steve Smith and retired South African batsman AB de Villiers are the two batsmen Team India leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav finds most challenging to contain.  Yadav, who went throu...
By PTI in New Delhi

Cricket  /  Published 02.07.20

Master of grace & brute force

It was fitting that Everton FC won their crucial English Premier League tie against Leicester City on Wednesday. Soon after the match ended with the Toffees winning 2-1, news broke that the West Indie...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 02.07.20

ICC berth pangs as Manohar quits

Shashank Manohar, the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s first independent chairman, has stepped down after two tenures at the world governing body. Deputy chairman Imran Khawaja will act in ...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 01.07.20

Everton Weekes no more

Everton Weekes, the West Indies legend whose two hundreds in the Calcutta Test of 1948 were among his world record of five consecutive centuries, passed away in Barbados on Wednesday. He was 95. Week...
By Agencies in Bridgetown

Cricket  /  Published 01.07.20

Umpires’ ‘new normal’

Nitin Menon, the youngest member in the ICC elite panel of umpires, considers the Ashes series as the ultimate challenge but he says the biggest challenge in prevailing circumstances is to ensure that...
By PTI in New Delhi

Cricket  /  Published 30.06.20

Nitin Menon on ICC elite umpire panel

India’s Nitin Menon on Monday became the youngest member to be included in the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s elite panel of umpires, replacing England’s Nigel Llong for the 2...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 29.06.20

Joe Root out of first Test against West Indies

England captain Joe Root will miss the opening Test against the West Indies next week to attend the birth of his second child.  Star all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to lead England. Root is also a ...
By Agencies in London

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.20

Lords and the ladies of Marylebone Cricket Club

If you look closely, every celebrated institution has a low ceiling where there should be just open sky. Every time the ceiling cracks, headlines rain. First This, First That, First The Other... to ac...
By Upala Sen in Una


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