All the action from the second ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on October 31, 2013 in this collection.
New Delhi, Aug 22 - A 29-year-old former cricketer has been arrested for allegedly duping young cricketers whom he promised to send to Australia to play the game, police said on Tuesday. Saurav Bhamri was arrested from his hometown at Hapur at Uttar Pradesh. "A manhunt was launched for him last month but he evaded arrest by changing his hideouts. The Crime Branch on Monday raided his hometown and arrested him," a police officer told IANS. "He was taking money from young cricketers after promising to send them to Australia for club matches. He gave fake visas to them. He took Rs 5 to 20 lakh from every person," the officer added. "He boasted that he had good contacts with Australian cricket associations... We are interrogating him." His crime came to light on July 29 after a victim, Rishab Tyagi, a Delhi resident, complained to the Crime Branch of Delhi Police.
Shikhar Dhawan is fondly called ‘Gabbar’. The term takes us back to the 1975 blockbuster Sholay. Amjad Khan immortalised the character of Gabbar Singh.
(Reuters) - Two-time grand slam winner Victoria Azarenka said on Monday she has withdrawn from the U.S. Open as she is unwilling to part with her son during legal proceedings to separate from her former partner. The 28-year-old Belarusian returned to action in June, after the birth of her son Leo last December, and had been hopeful that legal arrangements could be worked out to allow her to compete in the Aug. 28-Sept. 10 grand slam in New York. "I am sadly unable to compete in this year's U.S. Open due to my ongoing family situation that I am working through," Azarenka said in a statement.
New Delhi, Aug 21 - The Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP), a coaching institute of Indian cricketers Irfan Pathan and his brother Yusuf Pathan, who have collaborated with the Indian Army, has sponsored two youngsters from Jammu & Kashmir to train in their Noida-based academy. Danish Qadeer (18 years) and Shahrukh Husssein (20 years) were selected in the trials conducted by the Indian Army in Kupwara district. "Kids were selected by the Indian army for which they had conducted trials at Kupwara district of J&K. Out of 100 cricket enthusiasts, two were selected by the Indian Army for training under CAP," Irfan told IANS on Monday. When asked about the youngsters' future, Irfan said: "These kids have just enrolled in the academy. They would be going through the preliminary module of CAP and after completing the preliminary module they would advance to the other levels of CAP modules." Irfan also praised the Army for the move and said they will always support and promote the game. "We are always there to support and promote cricket. It is a very noble move by the Indian Army to support these kids," he said.
With high profile building company Amrapali Group's future in turmoil after reports surfaced of it going into insolvency, several home buyers, who have been hit hard by the company's false promises and incomplete projects, have taken to twitter to lash out on cricketing duo Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh, who were both once brand ambassadors of the company.
Dhaka [Bangladesh], August 21 (ANI): Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has called on his team to make early inroads against Bangladesh in the two-Test series beginning Sunday at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. Australia have not won a series in the subcontinent since 2011 and were clean-swept in two of the three Test series' since then. Australia has won all four Tests they have played against Bangladesh, but the teams haven't met in the five-day format since 2006.
Former England manager Steve McClaren has agreed to join Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv as a coaching consultant to new manager Jordi Cruyff, the Israeli Premier League club said on Monday. McClaren coached England for 16 months from 2006 before being sacked following the team's failure to qualify for the 2008 European Championships. "I have huge respect for such a well known club both in Israel and in Europe and I intend to help Jordi and the players achieve success for the fans this season," McClaren told Tel Aviv's website.
While speaking to TOI, Raman said, “The junior cricketing structure in India is probably the best in the world. It also includes the Under-16 category. These boys get to play numerous matches and that too at very good venues. They are well supported by the system.
England's Stuart Broad wants to play in the home Ashes series against Australia in 2019, the paceman has said after passing Ian Botham to take second place on the country's all-time list of test wicket-takers. The 31-year-old Broad went past Botham's haul of 383 wickets during England's first-test win over West Indies by an innings and 209 runs at Edgbaston on Saturday. Broad, who has 107 caps, bowled Shane Dowrich to claim his 384th dismissal and finish with five for 81 in the match.
India’s chief selector MSK Prasad might have told the media that all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been rested for the ongoing limited-overs series against Sri Lanka in the Island Nation, but former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that ‘rest’ is not an appropriate word as Yuvraj has not played for quite some time and a player like him likes to stay in the flow and in rhythm.
Afghanistan is all set to be the 11th nation to play Tests and the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is finalising an itinerary for a series of matches with Zimbabwe.
Umar Akmal had accused Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur of abusing him and barring him from practising at the National Cricket Academy
Roaring engines and squealing tyres - though not especially great speeds - were the ordre du jour at a 24-hour endurance race in Britain celebrating one of history's quirkiest cars - France's Citroen 2CV. Twenty-four competitors drove their famously ramshackle but durable 2CVs 706 laps around a three-km circuit with the highest speed recorded at just over 64 mph (102 kph). Team Lion 1 came first despite undergoing three engine changes and 24 pit stops.
Sports highest tribunal has upheld life bans on two top Russian athletics officials and the son of former world governing body president Lamine Diack for covering up an elite Russian athlete's positive dope test and blackmailing her over it. Valentin Balakhnichev, the former head of the Russian athletics federation, and Alexei Melnikov, the country's former head distance coach, were banned by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) ethics commission in January last year. Papa Massata Diack, a former marketing consultant to the IAAF, was also banned.
Australian cricketer Rob Quiney announced his retirement from First-Class cricket after being dropped from Victoria’s contract list for 2017-18.
‘With great powers come great responsibilities’. Sarfraz the skipper knows that well. He has the tough job to steer Pakistan through troubled waters and make them a force they once were.
By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Chris Froome became the new leader of the Vuelta A Espana on Monday after finishing third in the mountainous stage three as Italian Vincenzo Nibali snatched the stage win in the final 400m of the race in the Pyrenees in Andorra. Froome, who is bidding to become the first rider to do a double of the Tour de France and the Vuelta in 39 years, set the stage alight with a vicious pace on the final climb of the 158.5 km stage, chaperoned by team mate Gianni Moscon, although he was eventually caught on the descent. The Briton takes a two-second lead in the general classification over Spaniard David de la Cruz, Irishman Nicolas Roche and American Tejay Van Garderen, while Nibali, who won the Vuelta in 2010, is fifth, 10 seconds behind the four-time Tour de France champion.