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5 great cricketers who struggled in the role of coach
5 great cricketers who struggled in the role of coach

Even if you excel in doing something, it does not necessarily mean that you can effectively help others in doing the same. On the other hand, people who perform averagely at a certain task may be able to teach others to do it far more efficiently.In cricket, there are a number of examples of how players with none-too-great track records have gone on to lead teams extraordinary heights as a coach. But you will also find quite a few instances of le

Apr 4 2016
We will wake you one day: A tribute to Martin Crowe
We will wake you one day: A tribute to Martin Crowe

Martin Crow passed away last Thursday after losing battle with Cancer.“My precarious life ahead may not afford me the luxury of many more games to watch and enjoy. So this is likely to be it.” were the words of cricketer Martin Crowe prior to the 2015 ICC World Cup final played between Australia and New Zealand. Sadly for the Kiwis and for anyone associated with cricket in general; Crowe’s words rang true. His lif

Mar 7 2016
Jeff Crowe's poignant tribute to Martin Crowe
Jeff Crowe's poignant tribute to Martin Crowe

Jeff Crowe watches over the India vs UAE toss, salutes younger brother’s picture on giant screenKiwi cricket legend Martin Crowe passed away on Thursday after a prolonged battle with cancer, but his brother Jeff Crowe was not among the family members who made the announcement ‘with heavy hearts’ from New Zealand. Instead, Jeff was fulfilling his duties as an ICC match referee in the India vs UAE match in the ongoing Asia Cu

Mar 4 2016
Comic: Farewell Martin Crowe!
Comic: Farewell Martin Crowe!

 

Mar 4 2016
ICC release statement on the passing of Martin Crowe
ICC release statement on the passing of Martin Crowe

Crowe captained New Zealand in 16 Tests and 44 ODIsThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed its sadness at the passing of ICC Cricket Hall of Famer and former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, who died today aged 53.In a statement, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said Crowe was a true legend of the game who had earned the admiration and respect of millions of cricket fans across the globe with his stylish stroke-play and strong-

5 memorable moments from Martin Crowe's career
5 memorable moments from Martin Crowe's career

The cricketing fraternity has suffered a huge loss with the passing away of Martin Crowe at the age of 53. Crowe was a fighter on the field and off it too, as he proved during his prolonged battle against cancer before finally succumbing to it. The former New Zealand skipper was perhaps the greatest batsman to have ever represented his country. Both as a batsman and a captain, Crowe was largely successful in taking his team to newer heights. Wi

Mar 3 2016
Cricket Australia pays tribute to Martin Crowe
Cricket Australia pays tribute to Martin Crowe

Crowe scored 5,444 runs at an average of 45.37 with 17 centuries in 77 Test matchesCricket Australia (CA) paid tribute to former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, who died on Thursday aged 53.Vale Martin Crowe. A magnificent cricketer and wonderful man who will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with our NZ friends at this sad time— Cricket Australia (@CAComms) March 3, 2016Widely regarded as his country's best batsman, Crowe debute

Mar 3 2016
Martin Crowe - A beauty that will never fade
Martin Crowe - A beauty that will never fade

Martin Crowe during the World Cup final at Melbourne last year Elegance matters in sports and in cricket. It is a must for the romanticists, especially for the willow-wielders. Batsmanship is not all about hitting the ball madly; there has to be a touch of grace and beauty in that craft. Otherwise, it doesn’t remain a craft anymore, but transforms into a tool which gives joy only to the devil. And a devil doesn&rsqu

Mar 3 2016
West Indies great Wes Hall inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
West Indies great Wes Hall inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Wes Hall Kingston (Jamaica), June 12 (IANS) West Indies' former tearaway fast bowler Wesley Hall was inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame. The induction raised the tally of cricketers from the Caribbean to 18 in an illustrious field of 80 players who have been bestowed with the prestigious award for their services to the sport. Hall received his commemorative cap from fellow Hall of Famer Courtney Walsh du

Jun 12 2015
Brendon McCullum - The man you cannot help but love
Brendon McCullum - The man you cannot help but love

Brendon McCullum at a press conference prior to the World Cup final Back in the summer of 2008, when Indian Premier League made its way into the cricketing mainstream, it was a hugely anticipated event. The Indian corporate hotshots had invested a fortune, put their brand at stake and nobody could have afforded to leave the tournament’s success to chance. However, there was still an air of anxiety. Despite the world having alread

Mar 29 2015
World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe
World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe

Martin Crowe at Eden Park, Auckland for the World Cup Melbourne, March 28: Not in the best health condition, New Zealand legend and former skipper Martin Crowe on Saturday said that the cricket World Cup final on Sunday could be the last cricket match he watches. The 52-year-old, who will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the New Zealand vs Australia final, is battling cancer after he was diagnosed with lymphoma in September

Mar 28 2015
Brendon McCullum: Hope Martin Crowe finds peace
Brendon McCullum: Hope Martin Crowe finds peace

Martin Crowe was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame last month Melbourne, March 28 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum hopes terminally ill Blackcaps legend Martin Crowe will find peace in the time he has left. In a column written for ESPNcricinfo, Crowe had said the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday might be the last game he will witness before life fades out of him. "My precarious life ahead may not afford

Mar 28 2015
Top 5 Australia-New Zealand ODIs of all time
Top 5 Australia-New Zealand ODIs of all time

It has been a month-and-a-half of carnival, and as the climax of cricket’s showpiece tournament, we have a fight-out for the World Cup title between the two nations who have jointly hosted the 2015 edition – Australia and New Zealand. Australia have an 85-35 win record against their neighbours in ODIs, and also have the advantage of having played 6 World Cup finals before, having turned out victors on 4 of those occasions. New Zeala

Mar 28 2015
New Zealand legend Martin Crowe inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
New Zealand legend Martin Crowe inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Martin Crowe after being inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame Auckland, Feb 28 (IANS) Martin Crowe, former New Zealand captain and player at the 1992 Cricket World Cup, was on Saturday inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. Crowe became the third New Zealander, after Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley, and 79th overall to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, when he received his commemorative cap from International Cricket Council (ICC) director Wa

Feb 28 2015
Martin Crowe set to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame
Martin Crowe set to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame

Martin Crowe New Zealand great Martin Crowe, one of the most stylish and elegant batsmen of his generation, will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park in Auckland on 28 February, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced today. When the 52-year-old receives his commemorative cap from ICC Director and Chairman of Cricket Australia,

Feb 26 2015
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