Nitin becomes youngest umpire to enter ICC Elite Panel

Nitin becomes youngest umpire to enter ICC Elite Panel

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 | PTI | Dubai

India’s Nitin Menon on Monday became the youngest member of the International Cricket Council’s Elite Panel of Umpires, replacing England’s Nigel Llong for the upcoming 2020-21 season after an annual review. The 36-year-old, who has officiated in three Tests, 24 ODIs and 16 T20Is, is only the third from India to...

PL biggies enter FA cup semis

PL biggies enter FA cup semis

Monday, 29 June 2020 | AFP | London

Dani Ceballos fired Arsenal into the FA Cup semi-finals as the Spaniard's stoppage-time strike clinched a dramatic 2-1 win at Sheffield United on Sunday. Mikel Arteta's side rode their luck after surviving a second-half barrage from the Blades at Bramall Lane. Nicolas Pepe put Arsenal ahead with a first-half penalty after Chris...

Kohli can change his game when required: Rathour

Monday, 29 June 2020 | IANS | New Delhi

India captain Virat Kohli has the ability to play each format according to what its demands are and the best thing about him is his commitment to the game, according to the team's batting coach Vikram Rathour. “For me, the best thing about Virat Kohli is his commitment to the game,”...

Dhoni used to control bowlers in 2007: Pathan

Monday, 29 June 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

Former India pacer Irfan Pathan has revealed that World Cup-winning ex-skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni liked to control his bowlers when he started his captaincy stint back in 2007 but came to trust them by 2013, a phase during which he also became a calmer leader. “In 2007, it was the first...

‘Women’s game needs investment, not dubious innovations’

Monday, 29 June 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

Senior India pacer Shikha Pandey finds suggestions such as use of smaller balls and shorter pitches to make women's game appealing to be “superfluous" and urged the ICC “not to tinker" with rules to attract more audience. “I have been reading/ hearing a lot about the changes being suggested to help...

Entertainment in sport is about quality: Holding

Monday, 29 June 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

Spectators certainly add to any high octane contest but the entertainment value of any sport can only be determined by its quality as the English Premier League has shown since its resumption amid the COVID-19 pandemic, feels fast bowling great Michael Holding. International cricket will be resuming with the much-awaited Test...

Joseph wants to prove doubters wrong

Monday, 29 June 2020 | PTI | Manchester

He might be perceived as the weakest link in the West Indies pace attack but young Alzarri Joseph believes that being relatively “unknown” entity will work to his advantage during the upcoming Test series against England starting July 8. The West Indies will be playing a three-Test series against England in...

Trying to bring my best to Eng set-up: Leach

Monday, 29 June 2020 | IANS | London

England spinner Jack Leach isn’t perturbed by the competition for places in the national team and stated that he wants to bring over his best form from club cricket to the international arena in order to become a regular starter in the Test team. “I’m thinking about trying to bring my...

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