BCCI paying for quarantine of Australian IPL players in Sydney:

The BCCI is footing the bill for the 14-day quarantine of Australian IPL players, who have arrived from Maldives, Cricket Australia interim CEO Nick Hockley said on Tuesday. Most of the 38 members of the Australian contingent, including top players such as Pat Cummins and Steve Smith, officials and commentators, landed at the Sydney airport…

AB de Villiers’ retirement remains final: CSA after discussions with

South Africa’s swashbuckling cricketer AB de Villiers will not be coming out of retirement to join the squad ahead of T20 World Cup. Cricket South Africa (CSA) released a statement amidst rumours of De Villiers returning to the international side. “Discussions with AB de Villiers have concluded with the batsman deciding once and for all,…

Indian women set to play Test in Australia after England

Indian women’s cricket team is set to play a Test in Australia after playing one in England next month. India, who play their first Test in seven years from June 16 in England, will play another one during the tour of Australia. They will also play ODI and T20I matches Down Under. India last played…

England rest IPL stars for two Tests against New Zealand

England on Tuesday rested IPL stars including Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow for the upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand while Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes were not considered for selection due to injuries. England named a 15-man squad for the series starting June 2. “Multi-format players Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran…

‘Whistleblower’ Fanie de Villiers rubbishes Australian bowlers’ claim of innocence

On Tuesday, four Australia bowlers issued a statement, absolving themselves from the 2018 Cape Town ball-tampering fiasco. The rebuttal, though, came swiftly from former South Africa pacer Fanie de Villiers, who says the entire team and the coaching staff would have known about the plan. De Villiers, commentating during the game, claims to have seen…

Australia to play Test vs Afghanistan ahead of Ashes series

Australia is set to host Afghanistan for a cricket Test for the first time before taking on England in the Ashes series starting in December. The Australian men’s team starts its six-Test southern summer against Afghanistan in Hobart from November 27. The Australians will start their Ashes defense at the Gabba in Brisbane on December…

BCCI calls Special General Meeting on May 29

The BCCI has called a Special General Meeting on May 29 to discuss the upcoming cricket season in India, including the T20 World Cup scheduled in October-November. The notice sent by BCCI secretary Jay Shah for the meeting stated that there will be a “discussion on the upcoming cricket season in view of the pandemic…

Bowlers, Cameron Bancroft ‘clear the air’ over Sandpapergate, says Tim

Reuters | May 19, 2021 10:59:05 am The four Australia bowlers who played in the infamous “Sandpapergate” test have been in touch with Cameron Bancroft to “clear the air” over suggestions they knew about the ball-tampering, captain Tim Paine said on Wednesday. Bancroft, who was banned for scuffing the ball with a piece of sandpaper…

Dravid, Ganguly’s big hundreds in Taunton had an incredible impact

England’s swashbuckling batsman Jos Buttler says Indian greats Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly’s big hundreds in the 1999 World Cup match against Sri Lanka had an “incredible impact” on him. The duo of Ganguly and Dravid had stitched together a mammoth partnership of 318 runs for the second wicket to set up an easy victory…

UK-bound speedster Prasidh Krishna, Amit Mishra recover from COVID-19

Pacer Prasidh Krishna, who was named as a stand-by for India’s tour of England, and veteran spinner Amit Mishra have recovered from COVID-19. Both bowlers had contracted the dreaded virus during the currently-suspended Indian Premier League earlier this month. While Mishra tested positive on May 4, the day the league was indefinitely suspended, Krishna joined…