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Star batsmen and their second home grounds
Star batsmen and their second home grounds

A look at where star batsmen scored most runs away from home.Any cricketer who has played at the highest level would testify that performing in front of the home crowd can unnerve even the best in the business. The expectations of the crowd create a mountain of pressure under which many crumble.Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, although the apple of the eye of the Kolkata crowd, could hardly replicate his silken drives on the off and lofted m

May 29 2016
From zenith to nadir: How Kapil Dev's reputation faded away
From zenith to nadir: How Kapil Dev's reputation faded away

His travails notwithstanding, Kapil Dev remains India’s best all-rounder ever in the 20th century”Fame is a fickle friend, Harry.” – Gilderoy Lockhart, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”In all the years that India have played cricket on the world stage, there have been many instances when they were nothing more than amiable trundlers, and easy fodder for batsmen across the globe. There was, of

May 29 2016
West Indies lose second straight practice game
West Indies lose second straight practice game

File photo of West Indies ODI cricket teamBridgetown, May 28 (IANS) The West Indies suffered their second straight warm-up loss in preparation for next week's tri-nations series, when they went down to a Barbados Select XI by four wickets.Similar to Wednesday's first game, their batting struggled again on Friday and they could only muster 200/9 from their 45 overs at 3Ws Oval of the UWI Cave Hill Campus, reports CMC.Several batsmen got st

May 28 2016
Mitchell to quit Caricom cricket committee's chairman
Mitchell to quit Caricom cricket committee's chairman

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 28 (IANS) Grenada's Prime Minister Keith Mitchell is likely to step down as chairman of Caribbean Community's (Caricom) sub-committee on cricket governance, stressing he was not prepared "to play games" with the future of West Indies cricket. Mitchell has been at the forefront of spearheading efforts to effect the restructuring of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), and fully endorsed the recent Barriteau Report wh

May 28 2016
Grenada PM urges 'antiquated' WICB not to resist change
Grenada PM urges 'antiquated' WICB not to resist change

Keith MitchellBridgetown (Barbados), May 27 (IANS) Grenada's Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has lambasted the leadership and governance structure of the beleaguered West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as "antiquated" and has once against urged the organisation to reform itself.Mitchell said the WICB had refused to adapt to a swiftly changing society and global business environment, and said troubled waters lay ahead for the board if it

ICC looking to schedule next World T20 for 2018
ICC looking to schedule next World T20 for 2018

The 2016 World T20 turned out to be a grand successThere is a high possibility that the 7th edition of the ICC World T20 may be played in the year 2018, contrary to the earlier idea of having it after a gap of four years in 2020. As reported by ESPNcricinfo, the ICC are scheduled to meet Star Sports today in order to confirm if they are prepared to buy the broadcast rights for the 2018 event. Considering the tremendous success of the 2016 ICC Wor

May 26 2016
 Chris Gayle Sexism Row: Rajiv Shukla to take up the issue post IPL 2016
Chris Gayle Sexism Row: Rajiv Shukla to take up the issue post IPL 2016

Chris Gayle is in a soup once againControversies seem to follow the swashbuckling West Indies batsman Chris Gayle and another issue seems to have put his IPL future in doubt after the batsman allegedly made lewd remarks to a female journalist in an interview published by the Times. IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla has said that he would look into the matter soon. Speaking to female reporter Charlotte Edwardes, Gayle claimed to h

May 25 2016
Vinod Kambli furious about Mumbai cricketers not being selected for Caribbean tour
Vinod Kambli furious about Mumbai cricketers not being selected for Caribbean tour

Vinod Kambli during an earlier eventFormer Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli lost his cool after the after the Indian selectors did not pick Ranji champions Mumbai’s trio of  Aditya Tare, Shreyas Iyer and Siddhesh Lad for the four-match Test series in the Caribbean. The 44-year-old left-handed batsman took to Twitter to slam the selectors and the selection process. The Sandeep Patil-led selection panel picked the 17-man squad which will tr

May 24 2016
BBL: Melbourne Renegades confirm they will not re-sign Chris Gayle for next season
BBL: Melbourne Renegades confirm they will not re-sign Chris Gayle for next season

Chris Gayle equalled the record for fastest fifty in his last Big Bash GameChristopher Henry Gayle, who calls himself the “World Boss”, was roped into a controversy in January this year, during the Big Bash League. The Melbourne Renegades Star, received a lot of flak from people around the world, for his inappropriate comments to a Ten Network’s journalist.Post the incident, Melbourne Renegades have now confirmed that

May 24 2016
Chris Gayle hits back at former teammate and legends in his autobiography
Chris Gayle hits back at former teammate and legends in his autobiography

Chris Gayle hit back at his critics in his autobiographyFlamboyant West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has recently been involved in many off the field controversies and he could become part of another as he has taken potshots at former teammates and cricket legends in his autobiography ‘Six Machine’. Gayle, who drew severe criticism from the cricketing fraternity because of his ‘infamous’ interview with the TV reporter Mel

May 23 2016
Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard react after fine, explain their 'coming to blows' moment
Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard react after fine, explain their 'coming to blows' moment

Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard goofed about during Saturday’s IPL match, but the authorities did not see the humourThere was a moment of intrigue during Saturday's IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions, when Dwayne Bravo was seen aggressively approaching Kieron Pollard in the follow through of his delivery and Pollard was seen raising his bat in a threatening gesture. Most fans spotted the fact that the two Trinidadians we

May 23 2016
10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL
10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL

Wasim Akram would have been more than handy with his ability to swing the ballT20 cricket is now by far the most watched format in international cricket and its popularity soared to such great heights that some cricket pundits prophesied doom to other formats of the game due to its gigantic success. Although we have a number of T20 leagues around the world now, none of them comes close to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in terms of popularit

May 22 2016
When Patsy Hendren shocked the cricket world by walking out with a three-peak cap, the first cricket helmet
When Patsy Hendren shocked the cricket world by walking out with a three-peak cap, the first cricket helmet

Patsy Hendren had entertained in many ways before, but even his most ardent fans were shocked to see the first helmetCricket has evolved over the years to reach a form which would perhaps be unrecognisable to those who were the first practitioners of the sport. The first cricketers, most of whom were Victorian gentlemen, would probably have turned up their noses at the notion of them hitting a ‘DLF Maximum’.Similarly, when an MCC bats

May 22 2016
Courtney Walsh concerned about declining standards of Test cricket
Courtney Walsh concerned about declining standards of Test cricket

Walsh said that differences between WICB and the senior cricket team can be sorted outFormer West Indies skipper Courtney Walsh expressed his concern about the team's declining standards in the longest format of the game and feels that it is a "mindset issue". The legendary cricketer, who has played 132 Tests and 205 ODIs, also feels that cricketers now don't have the patience to play five days of the game.The 53-year-old, who i

May 22 2016
Chris Gayle could land in trouble once again for making sexist remarks
Chris Gayle could land in trouble once again for making sexist remarks

Gayle has been caught up in a storm againThe flamboyant West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has often made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. His flirtatious nature landed him in big trouble when he was severely criticized for asking a TV reporter ‘out for a date’ during a Big Bash League game at the start of this year. The reporter named Mel McLaughlin was interviewing the big man on the sidelines when the Jamaican nonchalantly sta

May 21 2016
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