This week: Gangnam Gayle, Sheffield Shield, Rainy Colombo and more.
This week: Gangnam Gayle, Sheffield Shield, Rainy Colombo and more.
August 17 (CRICKETNMORE) - After a clean sweep in test series, Virat Kohli will aiming for the similar result in the 5 match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting from Sunday. Check out complete schedule and squads for the ODI series below:
Lahore [Pakistan], Aug 16 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has employed a security company for a three-year period in their bid to resume the international cricket in Pakistan. Confirming the news, newly-appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi revealed that formation of the international security company is the first step towards the resumption of cricket in the country.
The boycotted members told media that Chairman Atif Mashal is a conservative person and wants to create his own group of people in board.
The SC-appointed Committee of Administrators has pulled up the Board of Control for Cricket in India for deliberately misconstruing the apex court’s order dated July 24 and barring the CEO Rahul Johri and the legal team from attending the Special General Meeting on July 26.
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and Treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary's expenses touched a whopping Rs 1.56 crore and Rs 1.71 crore respectively in the financial year (FY) 2015-16, 2016-17 and in three months from April this year, according to details available in a report prepared by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). The CoA, in their fifth status report to the court, has given the entire break up in the report and the expenses under various heads which includes air-fare, TA/DA, accommodation, foreign exchange allowance and other expenditures. Acting Secretary Amitabh took a whopping Rs 65,04,124 lakh on air tickets and Rs 42.25 lakh as TA/DA from the BCCI. He also received Rs 29,54,068 in foreign exchange as and when he represented the BCCI at international forums. His expenses for stay (hotel or otherwise) have been Rs 13,51,061 while office expenses have been Rs 3.93 lakh. He also received an additional Rs 1,31,421. The total amount for the two financial years and the current year (till June) amounts to Rs 1,56,01,993. On the other hand, Haryana-based Anirudh's air ticket bills during the period was Rs 60,29,210 and TA/DA amounted to a whopping Rs 75, 07,553. Aniruddh also spent Rs 17,64,966 in foreign exchange while stay charges (accommodation) were Rs 11,03,893. Under the head, 'Other Expenses', Aniruddh was sanctioned Rs 3,41,603 with Rs 2.37 lakh earmarked for telephone expenses, taking the total amount to a whopping Rs 1,71,58,330. In contrast, during this phase BCCI acting President C.K. Khanna has spent only Rs 6,52,084 in all.
Alastair Cook isn’t the greatest English batsman of all-time neither a good enough contender to make it to an all-time England Test XI. It’s debatable if he ever enjoyed a superstar status.
Adam Gilchrist also said that excluding Matthew Wade for the Bangladesh series could be a 'real proposition' made possible by Handscomb's quality as both a middle-order batsman and a wicketkeeper.
(Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro made a winning return to the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday when the Argentine ground out a 3-6 7-6(1) 6-0 victory over 10th-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych to reach the second round on Tuesday. The 28-year-old, back in Cincinnati after a four-year absence from the U.S. Open warmup event, powered down 17 aces to rally past Berdych after he surrendered the opening set following a listless start. Berdych found his rhythm early in the match and broke Del Potro for a 3-1 lead and did not lose a point on his powerful serve until the 10th game.
It is understood that both ECB and Cricket South Africa (CSA) have agreed a compensation package which allows Ottis Gibson to leave early.
Bae Sang-moon took his first steps back into civilian life on Wednesday after completing his mandatory stint in the South Korean military and the two-time PGA Tour winner is eager to get his golfing career back on track. "Even though I didn't get to play much, I grew to love golf even more.
A day after Sri Lanka's test captain Dinesh Chandimal apologised for a 3-0 series whitewash against India, limited-overs captain Upul Tharanga has asked fans for patience ahead of their upcoming ODIs and Twenty20 matches. Sri Lanka failed to challenge the world's top-ranked test side during the three-match series and the gulf in quality between the two sides was clearly visible. Sri Lanka next play five ODIs and a Twenty20 against the Virat Kohli-led India, starting on Sunday, which will be Tharanga's first as full-time captain.
Former India skipper MS Dhoni is set to open his first cricket academy, but sadly it will not be in India. The 2011 World Cup winning captain is set to open the coaching academy in the Dubai Pacific Sports Club (PSC) in the UAE. Dhoni has promised to contribute in any means possible to make the venture a success.
(Reuters) - Ilkay Gundogan made his first appearance in eight months for Manchester City on Tuesday when he came on as a second-half substitute against Girona in a friendly in Spain. The German midfielder, who suffered knee ligament damage against Watford last December, could be in contention for a place in the squad for Monday's home tie against Everton. Girona beat City 1-0, with the 26-year-old coming on as a substitute in the 71st minute.
The Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2017 is on the final lap of the season, and teams are battling to reach the final. Similarly, two teams Karaikudi Kaalai and Lyca Kovai Kings, who were decent in the group stages, are set to face one another in a must-win Eliminator at the NPR College Grounds, Natham on Wednesday. The winning team will not gain a direct entry into the final but will meet Chepauk Super Gillies in Qualifier 2.
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], Aug 16 (ANI): Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who has recently been appointed as the vice-captain of the limited-overs team, on Thursday said he is excited with the prospect of stepping onto the field in his new role when the national side head into the five-match ODI series, beginning August 20 in Dambulla. Honored to be named as the vice-skipper of the national side, Rohit said that he did not even dream about the same 10 years ago and was only focused on playing for the Indian team. "It is a huge honour to be appointed as the vice-captain.
Sreesanth maintained that he was framed by the Delhi Police and targetted the BCCI for not lifting the ban imposed despite the court's order
Morne Morkel is expected to continue to play for South Africa despite suggestions he could play county cricket as a Kolpak player. South Africa remain confident that Hashim Amla and Morne Morkel are committed to playing for their country after both were linked with county deals from next year on a Kolpak basis.