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Why are cricketers these days preferring franchise-based T20 leagues over Test cricket?
Why are cricketers these days preferring franchise-based T20 leagues over Test cricket?

 Financially these leagues do make a huge difference in our lives.Speaking ahead of the third Test against England at Johannesburg, AB de Villiers dropped a bombshell when he refused to rule out the rumours regarding his impending retirement and said that he was focusing on the rest of the series as of now.“There has been a few rumours floating around and in most rumours there is always a little bit of truth,” said De Villiers af

Feb 1 2016
Uncontracted players can still play in the World T20, says WICB
Uncontracted players can still play in the World T20, says WICB

This huddle might be seen again, if those in it wish to.When the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the list of contracted players for the 2015-16 season, it did so keeping in mind the long-term future of the side and also players’ commitments. Hence, the exclusion of stalwarts such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard didn’t come as a surprise per se, although it did raise some eye

Jan 14 2016
5 T20 greats who failed to live up to expectations in T20 Internationals
5 T20 greats who failed to live up to expectations in T20 Internationals

McCullum is one of the most consistent players in both T20s and T20Is   In an age where fans prefer the shorter format mainly for entertainment and its fast paced nature, there have been some great T20 players who could not live up to expectations in the format in international cricket while representing their nation. Some of the names on the list might be surprising, however, these great T20 players just can't seem to find the sa

Jan 13 2016
5 reasons why West Indies can win the 2016 World T20 despite their woeful current form
5 reasons why West Indies can win the 2016 World T20 despite their woeful current form

The year has ended on a bad note for the West Indies whose weaknesses in every department have been exposed by the mighty Australians on their home soil. But in T20s, it is a completely different ball game. Free-flowing and fun loving as they are, the Windies perfectly enjoy themselves in T20 cricket and have no dearth of talent in their ranks to surprise the big teams. In fact, in the latest released ICC T20 rankings, they share the top spot wi

Jan 12 2016
Darren Sammy and Andre Russell dropped from WICB contract list for the year 2015-16
Darren Sammy and Andre Russell dropped from WICB contract list for the year 2015-16

Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard are also missing from the list.The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has shocked the cricketing world with their decision of not signing annual contracts with their T20 captain Darren Sammy and all-rounder Andre Russell for the 2015-16 international season. Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn has also been left out from the West Indies side.Previously, Chris Gayle and Sunil Narine had turned down WICB’s contracts.

Andy Roberts believes Kieron Pollard should be captain instead of Jason Holder
Andy Roberts believes Kieron Pollard should be captain instead of Jason Holder

Roberts isn't happy with the current state of West Indies cricketLegendary West Indian fast bowler Sir Andy Roberts believes Jason Holder was the wrong choice of captain and he believes it should have been Kieron Pollard that should have been given the armband.“I think they should have not given the captaincy to Jason Holder. Personally, I would have given captaincy to Kieron Pollard. There is talk he doesn’t play four-day cricket

Jan 3 2016
10 bizarre cricket moments in 2015 that left everyone scratching their heads
10 bizarre cricket moments in 2015 that left everyone scratching their heads

Cricket can sometimes be a very strange game; yet the vagaries only make the game more attractive. Each year, we come across bizarre moments in the game which leave fans clueless. From weird looking dismissals to players’ antics, the game continues to create unusual moments on the field. Here are 10 bizarre cricketing moments from 2015 that left everyone scratching their heads:

Dec 31 2015
WICB confirm India to tour WI in 2016, also give update on abandoned 2014 India tour
WICB confirm India to tour WI in 2016, also give update on abandoned 2014 India tour

Dwayne Bravo had announced that they are abandoning the rest of the 2014 tourDave Cameron, the President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on December 23 that they are edging closer to an agreement which could see them belatedly complete their 2014 tour of India which was controversially abandoned. West Indies cricket chief confirmed that following discussions with his Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) counterpart Shash

Dec 24 2015
 5 unorthodox fielding positions set by different captains that resulted in a wicket
5 unorthodox fielding positions set by different captains that resulted in a wicket

Like unorthodox batting stances of batsmen and unorthodox bowling actions of bowlers in cricket, there were many instances that we have seen unorthodox fielding placements from captains. It is one of the tactics that most captains of modern cricket have used to get set batsmen out. However, these tactics aren't completely failure-proof. They sometimes work and the captain is praised for it, but when they backfire, the captain is forced

Dec 22 2015
Is it time that the ICC intervenes to redeem West Indies Cricket?
Is it time that the ICC intervenes to redeem West Indies Cricket?

Jason Holder is crying out for support from all quarters as he finds himself in an unenviable role With people in the Caribbean repulsed by the consistently deteriorating performances from a shambolic West Indies outfit, the International Cricket Council (ICC) needs to step in and reinvigorate a major draw-card. A composite of tiny islands that laid down the gauntlet and demolished every opponent in sight to establish one of sport

Dec 17 2015
5 most entertaining characters in cricket from recent times
5 most entertaining characters in cricket from recent times

They say 'all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy'. However, talking from a cricketing perspective, 'all play and no fun makes cricket a dull game'. It is true that the players need to fix their focus on the game and play it with a certain deal of seriousness; however, that does not imply that there cannot be any fun in the field of play. Although on-field fun has always been a part of the game, the frequency of having fun dur

Dec 7 2015
Knee injury forces Kieron Pollard out of Ram Slam T20
Knee injury forces Kieron Pollard out of Ram Slam T20

Pollard has been one of Cobras' most consistent player Cape Cobras all-rounder Kieron Pollard’s knee injury sustained during the game against Knights on Sunday will force him to miss the rest of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, reports ESPN Cricinfo. The West Indian experienced discomfort in his right knee, while trying to field a ball in the game at Paarl, where his all-round exploits gave his side the win that put them just two point

Nov 25 2015
World champions Sri Lanka win by 30 runs, Dilshan becomes highest T20I run-scorer
World champions Sri Lanka win by 30 runs, Dilshan becomes highest T20I run-scorer

Sachithra Senanayake (C) celebrating with his teammates Sri Lanka continued their winning streak and defeated West Indies in the first Twenty20 international by 30 runs at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Sachithra Senanayake picked four wickets as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the 2-match series. SL XI: Kusal Perera (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Sheha

Nov 9 2015
5 instances when Mitchell Starc crossed the line
5 instances when Mitchell Starc crossed the line

Mitchell Starc hurling the ball at New Zealand’s Mark Craig Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc is clearly one of the best modern-day cricketers. He is the second-ranked One-day International bowler in the world, is athletic on the field and a handy lower-order batsman. His express pace with his accurate length makes him a lethal bowler who is feared across the world. He is also lauded because he is passionate about his game and wea

Nov 9 2015
Starc fined half of his match fees for misconduct
Starc fined half of his match fees for misconduct

Mitchell Starc (R) throws the ball at Mark Craig (L) during the first Test between Australia and New Zealand Australian fast bowler, Mitchell Starc was fined 50% of his match fees by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the first Test match between Australia and New Zealand ended on Sunday in Brisbane. Starc was docked half of his match fees for throwing the ball back in the direction of New Zealand batsman Mark Craig, reports cric

Nov 9 2015
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