RIL subsidiary set to acquire franchise in ECB’s UAE T20 league

Reliance Industries Limited, through its subsidiary Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited (RSBVL), will acquire the rights to own and operate a new franchise cricket team in the Emirates Cricket Board’s upcoming UAE T20 league. The move is the first major overseas expansion of Reliance Industries’ cricket operations in a global franchise-based cricket league. The cricket … Read more

Better bat, shorter boundaries lead bowlers to virtual bowling machines: Chappell

Legendary Ian Chappell says the peculiar combination of a better bat and shorter boundaries is reducing bowlers to virtual bowling machines, calls on the game’s guardians to take corrective steps to strike a balance between play and entertainment in T20 cricket . “Administrators need to find the ideal balance between both bat and ball and … Read more

KL Rahul, Rohit guide India to easy win in 2nd T20I against New Zealand, help pocket series

Captain Rohit Sharma and his deputy KL Rahul started with more than a century to guide India to a comfortable seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the second T20I to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here. Friday. Chasing a modest 154 in heavy dew conditions, the Indian captain and vice-captain started … Read more

AB de Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket

One of the greatest batsmen of contemporary cricket, South African legend AB de Villiers on Friday announced his retirement from all forms of the game, which he dominated for 17 years with his 360-degree batting. The 37-year-old versatile cricketer’s decision has effectively ended his association with IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. He made the announcement … Read more

Australia’s Matthew Wade plans to retire after the T20 World Cup next year

Australia wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade said on Thursday that he can “walk in the sunset” after next year’s T20 World Cup. Wade played an unbeaten knock of 41 off 17 balls to play a key role in Australia’s dramatic five-wicket win against Pakistan in the semi-finals of the recently concluded T20 World Cup. However he … Read more

Decision on participating in 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan will be taken in due course: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said a decision on India’s participation in the 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan will be taken “at the time” as there are still “security issues” for international teams to tour the neighboring country. The ICC on Tuesday granted Pakistan the hosting rights of the 2025 Champions Trophy, which will … Read more

Cricket-governing body ICC sets up working group to determine Afghan future of cricket

The International Cricket Council has set up a working group to determine the future of the game in Afghanistan under its Taliban government, the world governing body said on Wednesday. Afghanistan’s remarkable growth in cricket in recent years has been the sport’s biggest story, but the conflict-torn nation risks international isolation following the Taliban takeover … Read more

2022 T20 World Cup to start from 16 October; MCG to host the final on November 13

Seven host cities have been announced for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, with the final line-up confirmed for the event. To be held from 16 October to 13 November next year, the tournament will have 45 matches in Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The ICC Men’s T20 World … Read more

We were determined to make our mark: David Warner

From being dropped from Sunrisers Hyderabad’s playing XI in September to being named the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Player of the Tournament in November, the last few months have been a rollercoaster ride for David Warner. But as they say, all’s well that ends well. Warner played a stellar role in helping Australia win … Read more

When the toss happens boss, cricket loses

When something that should only be formal and irrelevant to the end result becomes the deciding factor, the spirit of fair competition that forms the basis of every game is weakened, if not completely violated. In the just-concluded 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup (MTWC), the toss played a major role in giving an advantage to … Read more