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Mathews” absence in 2011 WC final hurt us: Sangakkara

Former skipper Kumar Sangakkara believes missing Angelo Mathews due to an injury hurt Sri Lanka badly in the summit clash of the 2011 World...

Shashank Manohar to step down as ICC chairman by year-end

International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar is to step down when his term ends this year, the governing body said on Wednesday (27). The...

IPL is ‘fantasy cricket’, the best tournament besides World Cup, says Jos Buttler

THE Indian Premier League (IPL) is the best in the world after the ICC World Cups, believes Jos Buttler, noting that the “fantasy cricket”...

Pakistan set to send cricket squad on ‘bio-secure’ tour of England

PAKISTAN plans to send a 25-man squad to England in July to meet the demands of playing an entire tour in a “bio-secure bubble”,...

SLC says Sri Lanka needs new stadium to bid for ICC events

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Monday said the country needs to build a new stadium to strengthen its bid to host ICC events in...

SLC requests BCCI to explore possibilities of playing scheduled series in July

With uncertainty hovering over India's limited over tour of Sri Lanka due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country's cricket board (SLC) has requested BCCI...

Sri Lanka captain Karunaratne praises Arthur, eyes top-four rank

Sri Lanka cricket captain Dimuth Karunaratne lauded the impact of new coach Mickey Arthur on Sunday and said his side must target a top-four spot in...

Will miss the ‘magical’ buzz of playing in packed stadiums, says Kohli

The magical atmosphere will be missing if the cricket season currently stalled by the Covid-19 pandemic resumes in empty stadiums, India captain Virat Kohli has said. The...

Shoaib Akhtar says he’s willing to coach Indian fast bowlers

FORMER Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar believes coaching is to “spread knowledge” and is ready to train fast bowlers from any country — even if...

Pakistan’s Malik asks for cricket ban to be dropped

Former Pakistani cricket captain Salim Malik pleaded with sporting authorities on Wednesday to drop his lifetime ban and allow him the chance to coach. Malik,...