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Why the arrival of BT Sport in the UK is exciting for English cricket's future
Why the arrival of BT Sport in the UK is exciting for English cricket's future

Worries for Sky? For decades, Sky Sports has dominated cricket coverage in the United Kingdom, all but securing a monopoly on the game. Their commentary team, which boasts Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, Michael Holding and David “Bumble” Lloyd, is renowned worldwide. Their cricket programming makes a strong case for being the best in the world, and they have shown every major England tour since 1990. However, with the arrival

Aug 27 2015
Video: Chris Gayle keeps on sledging Brad Haddin and eventually gets him out
Video: Chris Gayle keeps on sledging Brad Haddin and eventually gets him out

Gayle-Haddin sledging contest added spice to an already fiery derby match For all of Australia’s incredible success on the cricket field, the team have developed an infamous reputation for the sledging tactics they employ to get under the skin of their opponents. They have benefitted from it on a number of occasions but when Chris Gayle decided to turn the tables on an Australian cricketer, the end result wouldn’t have

Aug 15 2015
Tracing the origins of T20 cricket
Tracing the origins of T20 cricket

AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle during IPL 2015 1877 and 1971. Two random years. No connection between them, nothing at all. Except one little thing. These are the years which gave birth to the the first two formats of a sport called Cricket. 1877 was when Test Cricket started. There were only two teams playing it back then, England and Australia. As time progressed, other teams started coming onto the International scene. West Indies c

Aug 5 2015
ICC chief executive David Richardson worried about the future of bilateral series
ICC chief executive David Richardson worried about the future of bilateral series

David Richardson is worried at the success of domestic T20 leagues ICC chief executive David Richardson has expressed concerns about the future of bilateral series, ESPNcricinfo reported. The South African also hinted that talks will be held to decide on ways to improve interest in individual series. Richardson expressed concerns at the success of domestic T20 leagues and feels even the major bilateral series’ like the Ashe

Jul 30 2015
Gayle expected to be fit for Big Bash League
Gayle expected to be fit for Big Bash League

Chris Gayle will play for the Melbourne Renegades Kingston (Jamaica), July 27 Swashbuckling West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is expected to be fit for the beginning of the Big Bash League (BBL) season, despite his back surgery, to turn up for the Melbourne Renegades. Gayle revealed last week that he will be going under the knife in early August, following a charity match on August 2 that he is committed to playing, and said he would ret

5 ugly cricket fights
5 ugly cricket fights

Cricket is not a contact sport. The rules of the game do not allow for any deliberate contact amongst its players. Though contact can still occur, they are mostly unintentional and incidental.  It's not ice-hockey where cheap shots and ugly brawls is the norm. Nor is it football, where you may have the occasional head-butt. In case the physical contact aggravates to something more, cautionary measures are taken to avoid further provoc

Jul 17 2015
Women's Big Bash League cricketers to be unveiled on Friday
Women's Big Bash League cricketers to be unveiled on Friday

Big boost for the Australian women cricket Sydney, July 8 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA), in a historic move, will announce details of the inaugural Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) at the iconic Luna Park here on Friday. The event will provide media and other attendees with information about the first season of the new league which is set to attract world class players to Australia and encourage women and girls to get more involved in cri

Jul 9 2015
Australian batsman George Bailey to play for Hobart Hurricanes
Australian batsman George Bailey to play for Hobart Hurricanes

Hobart Hurricanes’ George Bailey and Darren Sammy during a Bid Bash League match in January 2015 Hobart, June 11: Australia middle-order batsman George Bailey has confirmed that he has signed a two-year deal with Hobart Hurricanes in the T20 Big Bash League. "It's been a busy season and there is a lot to get through before the Hurricanes hit off, but the list is coming together nicely and I'm looking forward to being Hurr

Jun 11 2015