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‘God of cricket’ Tendulkar looms over India prodigy Shaw

Comparisons to India’s “god of cricket” Sachin Tendulkar have not always helped Prithvi Shaw as he seeks to put a doping ban and injury...

ICC chairman to step down by year-end

International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar is to step down when his term ends this year, the governing body said on Wednesday (27). The...

IPL is ‘fantasy cricket’, the best tournament besides World Cup, says Jos Buttler

THE Indian Premier League (IPL) is the best in the world after the ICC World Cups, believes Jos Buttler, noting that the “fantasy cricket”...

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

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...

Pakistan set to send cricket squad on ‘bio-secure’ tour of England

PAKISTAN plans to send a 25-man squad to England in July to meet the demands of playing an entire tour in a “bio-secure bubble”,...

“I want to be like Imran Khan,” says captain Babar Azam

Babar Azam wants to take a leaf out of Imran Khan’s aggressive captaincy and besides cricket, he is also brushing up his English to...

Pakistan’s Afridi buys Mushfiqur’s bat for $20,000

FORMER Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has bought the bat put up for auction by Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim for $20,000. Last month, Mushfiqur had...

IPL cancellation could cost Indian cricket half a billion dollars

Scrapping the money-spinning Indian Premier League this year because of the coronavirus pandemic would cost more than half a billion dollars, but cutting players’...

Pakistan players push back boundaries with Zoom cricket

Bored during Pakistan’s coronavirus lockdown, Test batsman Shan Masood put on his helmet, picked up his bat — and Zoom cricket was born. Masood, 30,...

Shoaib Akhtar says he’s willing to coach Indian fast bowlers

FORMER Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar believes coaching is to “spread knowledge” and is ready to train fast bowlers from any country — even if...