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5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement

A camaraderie between players is one of the essentials for building a great team. However, at the end of the day, a team consists of individuals who have their separate identities and may have diverse opinion on matters. Two players who are part of the same team may seem to share a good understanding of each other in their playing days. But there may be a few skeletons in the cupboard which mostly tend to come out when one or both the players ha

Feb 9 2016
MCL: Capricorn Commanders thrash Libra Legends by eight wickets
MCL: Capricorn Commanders thrash Libra Legends by eight wickets

Captain Collingwood walked away with the Man of the Match awardUnbeaten half-centuries from captain Paul Collingwood and opener Andrew Symonds helped Capricorn Commanders comprehensively beat Libra Legends by 8 wickets and 22 balls to spare. Legends failed to capitalise on a good start and only made 154/7, which was never going to be enough on a flat track and so it proved.After winning the toss for the first time, Kallis had no hesitation in bat

Feb 6 2016
MCL 2016, Match 5: Commanders edge out Strikers in a thriller to secure first win of the tournament
MCL 2016, Match 5: Commanders edge out Strikers in a thriller to secure first win of the tournament

Razzaq proved out to be the match-winner for the Commaders with both bat and ball.Capricorn Commanders made a late comeback to secure an unlikely victory against Sagittarius Strikers in a thriller that went down to final delivery of the match to seal their first win of the campaign. Gilchrist’s fine half-century looked set to hand Strikers their second win in a row but a superb 16th over bowled by Jeetan Patel and an equally brilliant final

Jan 31 2016
2016 MCL, Match 2: All-round Johan Botha guides Leo Lions to 26-run win over Capricorn Commanders
2016 MCL, Match 2: All-round Johan Botha guides Leo Lions to 26-run win over Capricorn Commanders

Johan Botha performed well with both bat and ball to help his side to a convincing victoryAfter a thrilling start to the Masters Champions League on Friday, the second match of the MCL was between the Leo Lions and the Capricorn Commanders at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.Brian Lara, the captain of the Lions, won the toss and chose to bat first. Hamish Marshall got the Lions off to a good start as he scored 20 off just 12 balls. However

Jan 29 2016
2016 Masters Champions League: WICB grants 'No-Objection Certificate' to Shivnarine Chanderpaul
2016 Masters Champions League: WICB grants 'No-Objection Certificate' to Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Four West Indies cricketers including the recently retired Shivnarine Chanderpaul have been given permission to play in the inaugural Masters Champions League (MCL) T20 scheduled to start on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced on Tuesday that so far No Objection Certificates (NOCs) have been granted to Chanderpaul, Tino Best, Fidel Edwards and Krishmar Santokie, reports CMC.All four players ha

Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams
Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams

The stage is set for the legends of the game to take each other on one more time with the inaugural edition of the Masters Champions League getting underway in the UAE on 28 January 2016. The 6-team event features a host of retired players including some of the true greats of the game. Each of the six teams will take on the other five in the round robin stage and the top four will qualify for the semi-finals. The two venues where the teams will

Jan 26 2016
10 cricketers who could have done well in other sports
10 cricketers who could have done well in other sports

Being a bat and ball game, cricket has similarities to many sports, especially baseball and golf. There are many cricketers who have excelled in other sports. Among others, Kepler Wessels was a junior Tennis player for South Africa, Jonty Rhodes was chosen to play hockey for his country in the Olympics, and Asif Karim played Davis Cup for Kenya. Here’s a list of ten cricketers who would make an interesting feature in other sports:

Jan 14 2016
Video: Peter Nevill's 'self' run-out in Big Bash League 2016 is the most bizarre dismissal you've ever seen
Video: Peter Nevill's 'self' run-out in Big Bash League 2016 is the most bizarre dismissal you've ever seen

The ball hit Adam Zampa’s nose and deflected onto the stumps.In a Melbourne Derby match featuring two big teams in the Big Bash League 2016 namely Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades, Renegades wicketkeeper Nevill involved himself in an almost self-runout sort of a dismissal. With the Indian tour of Australia approaching, both the teams lost some of their local flavours, with the players heading off to represent the nation.Melbourn

Jan 9 2016
5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years
5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years

Ravi Shastri's finest hour came during the World Championship of Cricket in 1985 With the arrival of 2016, one of cricket's most talked-about rivalries will be renewed when India lock horns with an in-form Australian side. While the latter does seem to be clear favourites despite missing some key players, the former has more than a point to prove to its detractors.  For beleaguered captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, nothing less tha

Jan 9 2016
Brian Lara's fifty was in vain as Legends XI lost to Perth Scorchers
Brian Lara's fifty was in vain as Legends XI lost to Perth Scorchers

Lara’s second consecutive fifty in the tournament went in vain Brian Lara’s fifty wasn’t enough as Legends XI lost to the reigning KFC Big Bash League champions Perth Scorchers by 42 runs in the Western Australian Festival of Cricket at the Aquinas College in Perth. After choosing to bat, Scorchers smashed 231 in their 20 overs, thanks to Ashton Agar’s 44 and thirties from David Willey, Marcus Harris and Josh Inglis

Dec 11 2015
5 highest paid players at the MCL auction
5 highest paid players at the MCL auction

The inaugural player auction for the Masters Champions League, which will take place in 2016 was held behind closed doors in Dubai. Although there were only 90 slots available in total for all six teams, 250 former cricketers were in contention and the auction saw plenty of surprises. All players were categorised based on their international appearances into four divisions -Icons, A+ players (more than 100 caps), A players and Associate players,

Dec 8 2015
5 hits of the All-Star series
5 hits of the All-Star series

So, it is over. Again. The legends of cricket retired a long time ago, but they reignited the memories in USA in the All-Star series. And now, as the series has concluded, the eerie feeling that surrounds the hearts of fans when their heroes quit the sports has once again found a place in those chambers. Each and every moment in the series was glorious in its own way. Some of the legendary figures may not even be a shadow of their former se

Nov 18 2015
8 wackiest hairstyles sported by cricketers
8 wackiest hairstyles sported by cricketers

Ishant Sharma’s new ‘samurai’ ponytail look Cricketers have grabbed many eyeballs for their unique styles, be it their hairstyle or off-field attires. Recently Team India’s pacer Ishant Sharma was seen with his new hairstyle, a '€˜Samurai’ ponytail on day one of the Bengaluru Test. The bowler’s father Vinay Sharma has confirmed that this is not a result of any superstition. Isha

Nov 16 2015
Warne's Warriors complete clean sweep of All-Stars Series
Warne's Warriors complete clean sweep of All-Stars Series

Sachin's 56 wasn't enough as Blasters lost again Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis helped Warne’s Warriors complete a 3-0 win over Sachin’s Blasters in the All-Stars series in the third T20 at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. Blasters had earlier got to 219/5 thanks to fifties from Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Forties from Kumar Sangakkara, Ponting and Kallis secured an unlikely victory for the Warriors, which w

Nov 15 2015
5 instances when ill-treatment of Indian cricketers angered fans
5 instances when ill-treatment of Indian cricketers angered fans

The Ganguly-Chappell saga became a national debate as fans protested vehemently Sometimes what religion or education cannot do, sports can do that. Such is the passion of sports that it can break down thousands of boundaries and unite people. Case in point being cricket in India. For a country where the sport is worshipped, it is hardly surprising that the cricketers who play the game are also equally loved. In this cricket-

Nov 14 2015
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