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Lisa Sthalekar - An Indian born Australian's success story
Lisa Sthalekar - An Indian born Australian's success story

Lisa Sthalekar – One of the best women’s allround cricketer There are some famous cricketers who were born in one country and went on to represent another. South African born Kevin Pietersen played for England. England's ODI skipper Eoin Morgan was born in Ireland. Grant Elliot, who guided the Kiwis to their first ever world cup final, came to New Zealand from South Africa for more opportunities. But have you ever

May 29 2015
Video: Mid-pitch collision! Hilarious run-out in Women's World T20
Video: Mid-pitch collision! Hilarious run-out in Women's World T20

England women registered a comprehensive 9-wicket win over South Africa in the ongoing Women’s World T20 to reach the final today. South Africa folded out for just 101, with 5 of their batters getting run-out, which is a world record! One extremely hilarious/painful (depending on how you view it) dismissal was the run-out of Sune Luus. As she hit the ball over extra-cover, completed the first run and started for the second, she collided mid

Apr 4 2014
ICC to have a new tournament for women
ICC to have a new tournament for women

Dubai - The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board on Wednesday approved the introduction of an International Women’s Championship which will determine qualification for the next Women’s World Cup. The bi-lateral competition will involve the top eight ranked women’s teams like Australia, the West Indies, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, India and Pakistan with promotion and relegation at the end of the first cyc

Jan 29 2014
Pune orphanage to representing Australia: Lisa Sthalekar scripted her own ‘Life of Pi’ journey
Pune orphanage to representing Australia: Lisa Sthalekar scripted her own ‘Life of Pi’ journey

Lisa Sthalekar More than 100 One-Day Internationals and an excess of 2500 runs scored and 135 wickets in the kitty. The only international woman cricketer in the world as of February 2013 to hold the unique double of 1000 runs and 100 Wickets in ODIs. Add to that, a lineage traced back to Pune, Maharashtra, India. That is Laila, or better known as Lisa Sthalekar for you. Having announced her retirement in February 2013, Lisa, however is still v

Aug 4 2013
Pakistani women cricketers’ training camp concludes
Pakistani women cricketers’ training camp concludes

Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Pakistani women’s cricket team’s training camp concluded for their upcoming tour to Europe where they will play against England and Ireland before going for the World Cup qualifiers. The manager of the Pakistani side Ayesha Ashar said Friday that the girls had prepared hard to face the coming challenges in Europe which will help team preparations for the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, reported Xinhua.

ICC archives Women's World Cup
ICC archives Women's World Cup

Dubai - Highlights from this year’s Women’s World Cup are available for viewing and licensing requests at www.iccarchive.com, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Tuesday. The footage includes historic moments from the event such as the moment when England captain Charlotte Edwards surpassed Belinda Clark to become the highest run-scorer in Women’s World Cup history, as well as this year’s plethora of sixes,

Apr 9 2013
Breaking the glass ceiling - Women in sport
Breaking the glass ceiling - Women in sport

1945 – Babe Zaharias makes the cut in the Los Angeles Open, playing on men’s pro golf tour. 1973 – Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in the “Battle of the Sexes”. 1979 – Ann Meyers joins the NBA team Indiana Pacers. 2003 – Annika Sorenstam plays a tournament on the men’s US tour. 2008 – Danica Patrick (of Go Daddy fame) wins the Indy Japan 300. 2011 – Arran Brindle scores a century for the semi-professional men

Mar 21 2013
Windies women's success linked to million dollar investment
Windies women's success linked to million dollar investment

Bridgetown (Barbados), March 13 (IANS): West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Julian Hunte says the international success of the women’s cricket team is directly linked to the WICB’s decision to invest millions in the sport over the years. Hunte says for the first time retainer contracts were implemented, increased numbers of tours and series were organised, special training and preparatory camps were held and a long-term head co

Mar 13 2013
Australian cricketers get bonus on women's day
Australian cricketers get bonus on women's day

Australian eves won the ICC Women’s World Cup held in India last month. Melbourne - Cricket Australia’s (CA) Board on Friday voted to pay its female cricketers a $10,000 bonus each, recognising the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars winning two World Championships in six months. CA will also renew the contract of Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars’ coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick. CA Chairman Wally Edwards said the women’s team ha

Mar 8 2013
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