Amlan Chakraborty

On this day: Died June 1, 2002: Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer

31 May 2020

All-rounder Hansie Cronje, who died on this day in 2002, flirted with greatness but succumbed to temptation, exposing the dark world of bribery in cricket before his tragic death in a plane crash at the age of 32.

Poised for leap before pandemic, women's cricket limps into future

29 May 2020

NEW DELHI Women's cricket appeared poised for a great leap forward when Australia beat India in the Twenty20 World Cup final in front of a record 86,174 crowd at Melbourne Cricket Ground in March.

No risk of losing 2021 World Cup over tax exemption: BCCI

28 May 2020

NEW DELHI India is not at risk of losing hosting rights for next year's Twenty20 World Cup despite its cricket board's failure to secure a tax exemption for the event, a key BCCI official has told Reuters.

BCCI won't push for World Cup postponement to open IPL window

22 May 2020

NEW DELHI India's cricket board will not push for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia to be postponed but would consider staging the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the October/November slot if it becomes available, a senior BCCI official has told Reuters.

Cricket: Bruised, not broke: Pakistan line up plans to shore up finances

21 May 2020

NEW DELHI The Pakistan Cricket Board is hoping for the best and preparing for the worst as it seeks to mitigate financial setbacks stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, its chief executive, Wasim Khan, has told Reuters.

Cricket: Pakistan to send combined squad for 'bio-secure' England tour - CEO

20 May 2020

NEW DELHI Pakistan plan to send a 25-man squad to England in July to meet the demands of playing an entire tour in a 'bio-secure' bubble, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive Wasim Khan told Reuters.

India delay call on Sri Lanka tour amid travel restrictions

19 May 2020

NEW DELHI India's cricket board (BCCI) will wait for more clarity on international travel restrictions before making a call on the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in July, a top board official told Reuters.

Cricket: India fine with playing entire Australia series in Adelaide - official

15 May 2020

NEW DELHI India captain Virat Kohli and his team will be open to playing the entire test series against Australia in a 'bio-secure' Adelaide Oval if the situation demands, a top official of the Indian cricket board told Reuters.

On this day: Born April 28, 1942: Mike Brearley, English cricketer

27 Apr 2020

Australian bowler Rodney Hogg quipped that Mike Brearley had a "degree in people" - an apt description for a limited batsman who became one of England's finest captains and penned arguably the best treatise on the subject.

Sport - On this day: Born April 24, 1973: Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer

24 Apr 2020

Sachin Tendulkar compiled a mountain of runs for almost a quarter of a century and reached cricket's dizzying heights by defying a burden of expectation that would have crushed lesser mortals.

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