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Umpire Nadir Shah struck on the head during Dhaka Premier League match
Umpire Nadir Shah struck on the head during Dhaka Premier League match

Nadir Shah falls to the ground after being struck by a ball on his head. (Source: Dhaka Tribune)Bangladeshi umpire Nadir Shah was struck on the forehead during the Dhaka Premier League game between Mohammedan Sporting Club and Kalabagan Cricket Academy on Tuesday in Fatullah. Shah, who was standing at the square leg position, suffered the blow when Mohammedan's opener Ezaz Ahmed played a sweep off off-spinner Mahmudul Hassan. The ba

May 11 2016
5 unforgettable moments from the India-Australia rivalry that don't fade away
5 unforgettable moments from the India-Australia rivalry that don't fade away

India and Australia have had the meanest, fiercest cricketing rivalry in recent years. It was summed up well by noted cricket journalist Jarrod Kimber who said, “This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves.”As we head closer to Sunday, where India and Australia will take on each other in a virtual quarter-fina

Mar 26 2016
Trent Boult pained by McClenaghan injury but insists bouncers are part of the game
Trent Boult pained by McClenaghan injury but insists bouncers are part of the game

Boult described the injury suffered by McClenaghan as “stomach churning”New Zealand pacer Trent Boult has offered his sympathy to fellow pacer Mitchell McClenaghan who suffered a nasty injury after being struck above the eye during the 1st ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan but insisted that bouncers are part and parcel of the game. The players, as well as the crowd, were put in momentary shock as a slow ball from Pakistan

Jan 26 2016
Mitchell Johnson reveals an incident involving Phillip Hughes during 2013 tour of India
Mitchell Johnson reveals an incident involving Phillip Hughes during 2013 tour of India

Johnson admitted that he bowled too aggressively at Hughes in the nets during the infamous ‘homework saga’ tour Former Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson opened up about a training ground incident involving the now deceased Phillip Hughes during Australia’s tour to India in 2013, Fox Sports reports. The fast bowler revealed that he had apologised to Hughes and Glenn Maxwell after bowling a particularly hostile spell that

Jan 13 2016
5 instances when the 10th wicket stand scored half the runs of a team total
5 instances when the 10th wicket stand scored half the runs of a team total

In the 3rd innings of the recently concluded Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan opening partnership scored 71 runs while all other 9 wickets could gather only 62 runs. It is however not the first time that a single partnership has scored more runs than all the other partnerships could put on collectively in a single innings whether it be Dravid-Sehwag partnership vs Pakistan or Jayawardene-Sangakkara partnership vs South

5 unexpected record-holders in cricket which may surprise you
5 unexpected record-holders in cricket which may surprise you

Undoubtedly, like many other sports, cricket is also a game of numbers and records. There are many well-known records that most of us have heard of. It is also often said that “Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties”. One cannot really predict the outcome of a game until the last ball has been bowled. Often we get to see quite a few unpredictable performances that really bring a whole new level of excitement to the game. When s

Nov 27 2015
Phillip Hughes - A story of misfortune, tragedy and love
Phillip Hughes - A story of misfortune, tragedy and love

Phillip Hughes was a talent that remained largely unfulfilled It's been a year. It's really hard to believe that it has. It seems like yesterday when he was around. Slashing balls through the point in his own unique way. Playing the most messed up, yet effective pull one could imagine. Scoring runs, getting out. You know, the things that normal cricketers do. It seems like yesterday that cricket was innocent, that it had

Nov 27 2015
Philip Hughes to be honoured by Cricket Australia during the Adelaide Test
Philip Hughes to be honoured by Cricket Australia during the Adelaide Test

Philip Hughes will be honoured on the occasion of his first death anniversary which falls on November 27 Former cricketer Philip Hughes, who passed away last year succumbing to the injuries sustained after being hit on the back of his head by a bouncer while playing for South Australia, will be honoured during the Adelaide Test, the first day of which falls on Hughes’ first death anniversary, cricket.com.au reports. Cricket Australia

Nov 22 2015
Death of Phillip Hughes made me question way I played cricket, says Mitchell Johnson
Death of Phillip Hughes made me question way I played cricket, says Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson’s ‘terrifying’ career was brought to a close this week Former fierce fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has admitted that it was his Australian teammate Phil Hughes’ death that made him question the way he played cricket, in an interview with ABC post his retirement from international cricket. In an exclusive interview with Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Mitch Johnson has opened himself up

Nov 20 2015
Travis Head scores 117-ball double century; dedicates knock to Philip Hughes
Travis Head scores 117-ball double century; dedicates knock to Philip Hughes

Head and Ferguson shared a 278-run stand for the third wicket that guided Redbacks to victory West End Redbacks skipper Travis Head dedicated his match-winning double century on the opening day of the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup to former teammate and close friend Phillip Hughes, who passed away under tragic circumstances last year. An emotional Head looked up to the heavens upon reaching his century, which was his first since Hughes’ unt

Oct 5 2015
Top 10 batting collapses
Top 10 batting collapses

Nowadays, cricket is all about the batsmen. Big bats, small boundaries, field restrictions and innovative shots have caused the balance between bat and ball to tilt. Most ODIs are considered to be boring if at least 600 runs haven’t been scored. As bowlers keep disappearing over the boundary almost every over, their overall grip on the game has gotten relatively weak. Nobody seems to root for the bowlers anymore, and the batsmen continue to

Sep 3 2015
Umpires consider using protective gear for domestic matches in England
Umpires consider using protective gear for domestic matches in England

A ball struck umpire Rob Bailey while he was standing at square leg. Umpires officiating in the first-class matches in England are considering the use of protective gear, ESPNCricinfo reports. Equipment are being designed to protect the head, the heart and the back of the neck and will be tested by select umpires before being put into use from next season.  The game of cricket has moved on from the days where the batsmen used to face u

Aug 30 2015
How I will remember Michael Clarke
How I will remember Michael Clarke

Clarke’s conduct during the tough times showed that life and emotions are much bigger than a sport It was 2014 November and Cricket’s aura had been dull with pall of gloom looming over it with Phil Hughes’ untimely and tragic loss. Emotions had been running intense across the cricketing fraternity, more so in Australia than anywhere else in the world. Thousands of voices and messages gathered from different parts of t

Aug 26 2015
Disappointing to see a young life end so soon: Sourav Ganguly
Disappointing to see a young life end so soon: Sourav Ganguly

Ankit Keshri New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A day after the untimely death of former under-19 Bengal skipper Ankit Keshri, ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said it was "disappointing" to see a young life end so soon. "It's disappointing, it's sad to see a young boy's life come to an end at the young age of 20. It was not good,” Ganguly was quoted. “He was just seven years older to my daughter.

Apr 22 2015
How the balance in cricket can be restored
How the balance in cricket can be restored

ICC needs to restore the balance between bat and ball The apex body of cricket will have a few decisions to take in the coming months which could decide the direction in which cricket goes in the future. Cricket aficionados would like to know the ICC’s stand on the growth of associate nations in cricket, right size of cricket bats and the appropriate ODI regulations. Associates need adequate opportunities to develop With the nex

Apr 18 2015
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