Hasaranga, Nissanka bail out Sri Lanka

Wanindu Hasaranga and Pathum Nissanka hit half-centuries to help Sri Lanka post 171 for seven, after early setbacks, against Ireland in the Twenty20 World Cup on Wednesday. Invited to bat, Sri Lanka was in trouble at 8 for three in the second over when Hasaranga (71) and Nissanka (61) put on key stand of 123. … Read more

If we don’t get results, we start searching for scapegoats: Misbah

Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq said that there will be no improvement in Pakistan cricket unless it changes its culture and stops hunting for scapegoats. Speaking for the first time since his sudden resignation as head coach last month, Misbah said “cosmetic surgery” will not change anything. “The problem is that in our cricket we only look … Read more

12-year-old girl designs Scotland’s T20 World Cup jersey

The team chose the design from over 200 entries from school children across the country, and Rebecca Downie’s was the winning entry Scotland beating teams such as Bangladesh in the ICC T20 World Cup was never unthinkable. But what is difficult to believe is that the team’s striking dark blue and purple-coloured jersey has been … Read more

T20 World Cup | Akeal Hosein approved as replacement for Fabian Allen in West Indies squad

Hosein was picked after Allen was ruled out due to an ankle injury. Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein was on Wednesday approved as a replacement for an injured Fabian Allen in the West Indies squad for the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. The Event Technical Committee of the tournament has approved Hosein as a replacement for … Read more

T20 World Cup first round | The Dutch would look to bounce back

The Netherlands would look to regroup after a comprehensive loss to Ireland and open its account when it takes on tournament debutants Namibia in a must-win match of the T20 World Cup’s first round here on Wednesday. The Dutch were simply blown away by the stunning four wickets in four-balls by Ireland pacer Curtis Campher … Read more

T20 World Cup warm-up | India looks to fix batting order against Australia

Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy are expected to get a look in Their preparations for the T20 World Cup off to a smooth start, India would look to finalise their batting order for the tournament-proper when they take on Australia in their second and final warm-up game here on Wednesday. India … Read more

Fred Goodall, umpire in stormy West Indies series, dies at 83

The New Zealander stood in 24 Test matches and 15 one-day internationals between 1965 and 1988. New Zealand cricket umpire Fred Goodall, who was at the center of a famously ill-tempered Test series between New Zealand and the West Indies in 1980, has died. He was 83. His death was announced Tuesday by New Zealand … Read more

T20 World Cup | Sri Lanka eyes second win in clash against Ireland

Both Sri Lanka and Ireland have come into the match high on confidence after convincing seven-wicket wins against Namibia and Netherlands respectively in their lung openers. Former champions Sri Lanka take on a confident Ireland in a tricky first round group match of the T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, with the winning … Read more

Bangladesh takes on Oman in a must-win game

Handed a rude shock in their T20 World Cup opener, Bangladesh will have to sort some self-confessed batting problems and play as per its reputation in a must-win game against upbeat host Oman on Tuesday. Bangladesh came into the tournament as the sixth-ranked team which had beaten New Zealand and Australia at home. However, it … Read more

Protesters disrupt flame lighting for the Beijing Winter Games

The protesters climbed over a fence to enter the grounds and attempted to reach the area where the ceremony was being held. Three activists protesting the human rights abuses in China broke into the archaeological site where the flame lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was being held on Monday and ran toward … Read more