Cricket

England’s Cook to retire from international cricket after India series

England’s Cook to retire from international cricket after India series

LONDON (AFP) – England great Alastair Cook announced on Monday he would retire from international cricket after the end of the ongoing home series against India, with the opening batsman saying the time was right as he had “nothing left in the tank”. The 33-year-old Essex left-hander is England’s all-time leading Test runscorer with 12,254 […]

Who needs football? Cricket has billion-plus fans, survey finds

Who needs football? Cricket has billion-plus fans, survey finds

NEW DELHI;The football World Cup may be attracting viewers across the planet but cricket has a huge audience too, with a fanbase of more than a billion people, a major new survey says. The report, conducted by Nielsen Sports for the International Cricket Council, put the number of fans at 1.039 billion — mostly male, […]

History-making Afghanistan get rough introduction to Test cricket

History-making Afghanistan get rough introduction to Test cricket

Afghanistan were handed a bruising introduction to Test cricket by India on Thursday as they capped their astonishing rise from war and refugee camps to joining the sport s elite. Afghan skipper Asghar Stanikzai called it a “very proud moment” as he strode onto to the field at Bangalore s M. Chinnaswamy stadium for the toss, won […]

New Zealand cricket legend Hadlee has cancer surgery

New Zealand cricket legend Hadlee has cancer surgery

WELLINGTON; New Zealand cricketing great Richard Hadlee has undergone surgery for bowel cancer but is expected to make a full recovery, his wife Dianne said Wednesday. “Last month, Richard had a routine, three-year colonoscopy, and we discovered that he has bowel cancer,” she said in a statement. “He has since had an operation to remove […]

International cricket struggles as T20 nomads chase white ball gold

International cricket struggles as T20 nomads chase white ball gold

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Asian nations are clamping down on the number of Twenty20 leagues players can compete in as global cricket chiefs struggle to regulate the format s phenomenal rise. But with stars like West Indies batsman Chris Gayle and England s Ben Stokes making fortunes in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), Australia s Big Bash […]

US Cricket Association Files Petition Against ICC

US Cricket Association Files Petition Against ICC

The suspended cricket association of United States Of America went to court against ICC demanding compensation for damages.The petition claims that the ICC, through its efforts and activities, intended to exercise command and control over the governance of USACA, including making improper efforts to displace and/or otherwise remove USACA’s elected directors and office bearers.The USACA had […]

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