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Tribute to Clive Rice
Tribute to Clive Rice

  Clive Rice batting for Nottinghamshire in 1986 For me, the true judgement of an outstanding all-rounder is simple. Were you to take one of their skills from them, could that player still stand as a first-class player? Think through a few supposed all round talents in the modern game and the answer is probably no. Yet Clive Rice, who died today, was a giant of a cricketer in an age when they were not in short supply. A fair indicator

Jul 30 2015
Ganguly backs BCCI on India-Pakistan series decision
Ganguly backs BCCI on India-Pakistan series decision

Ganguly was the captain when India won the ODI and Test series touring Pakistan in 2004 Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, as reported by crictracker.com has backed the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to scrapped the India-Pakistan series. Recently, the BCCI's secretary Anurag Thakur announced that a bilateral series between the two neighbours was unlikely because of the political instability. Thakur spo

Jul 29 2015
Pakistan to tour Zimbabwe from September 24 to October 5
Pakistan to tour Zimbabwe from September 24 to October 5

Zimbabwe have toured Pakistan recently Pakistan cricket team will be touring Zimbabwe from the 24th of September to the 5th of October. Three twenty20 international and three one-day international matches will be played during the fortnight. “We have dealt with the tour outline with my PCB counterpart Shahryar Khan. The management of our respective boards will now continue to fine-tune the tour schedule,” said Zimbabwe Cricket

Jul 29 2015
Why Stuart Binny should be given a long run
Why Stuart Binny should be given a long run

Binny is yet to cement his place in Indian team Neither supremely talented batsman, nor a great bowler. At best, Stuart Binny is an average cricketer with obvious limitations. So, how does he manage to push himself in the Indian side? While cricket pundits have had no hesitation in saying Binny will be everyone’s bunny in World Cricket, he has shown great character by saving India’s face by handful contributions for the

Jul 29 2015
Former PCB Chairman accuses BCCI of conspiracy to keep out key Pakistan players
Former PCB Chairman accuses BCCI of conspiracy to keep out key Pakistan players

Former PCB Chairman has ignited India-Pakistan controversy Former PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf has ignited controversy by making a slightly bizarre accusation, that the BCCI has hatched a conspiracy against key Pakistan players so that they are not allowed to play cricket. Speaking to The Dawn, Ashraf said, "It's a conspiracy hatched against Pakistan cricket by the Indian lobby to get our key spinners suspended. PCB should ha

The race to be India's new ODI No.5
The race to be India's new ODI No.5

The number 5 is a tricky position to handle in the modern day ODI cricket. At No.4 you consolidate, and at No.6 accelerate, but No.5 always has to be very flexible – with the batsman often needed to play a role mid-way between anchoring and stepping on the gas-pedal. One needs to have a stable head and sufficient imagination in order to fulfill the very transitional demands of this role. Not to mention that the Indian youngster t

Jul 29 2015
6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful
6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful

From pacers to swingers There is somewhat of an amazing feeling to see a fast bowler run at full speed towards the crease, take a leap and release the ball with all his might. If the bowler possesses silky curls or waves for hair, the ‘cool factor’ goes up by a notch or two. Let’s be honest here, there aren’t many – or any – people who haven’t felt a rush of adrenaline pumping through their veins a

Jul 28 2015
India-Pakistan series in doubt
India-Pakistan series in doubt

India-Pakistan played during 2015 World Cup in Australia The most awaited cricket series between India and Pakistan is likely to get scrapped because of the political turmoil between the two countries. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur said that a bilateral series between the two neighbours was unlikely because the political condition is still not stable between the neighbours. "Ev

Jul 27 2015
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club

Tillakaratne Dilshan – Getting better with age As soon as Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first, all eyes were set on the opener Tilakaratene Dilshan, who was just 55 runs away from reaching the 10,000 runs milestone. He didn’t upset the crowd too, reaching the new height and becoming the fourth Sri Lankan to ever score 10,000-plus runs in an ODI career. The home team, Sri Lanka restore their pride by winning the

Jul 27 2015
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