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BCCI set to finalise UAE as backup venue for T20

The BCCI’s Special General Meeting (SGM) on Saturday is likely to formalise the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a back-up venue for the ICC T20 World Cup, to be held later this year. The members will also discuss the resumption of the Indian Premier League (IPL), although availability of the foreign players remains a concern.…

India vs New Zealand WTC Final Highlights: Kane Williamson, Ross

India vs New Zealand WTC Final Highlights: Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor guide New Zealand to inaugural WTC titleNew Zealand enjoyed the greatest triumph in their cricket history as they beat India by eight wickets in the inaugural World Test Championship final at Southampton on Wednesday. Two years on from their agonising Super Over loss to…

Julian Williams injured, won’t fight Brian Mendoza on Davis-Barrios undercard

Former 154 lb titleholder Julian “J Rock” Williams was set to make his long-awaited ring return on Saturday’s Davis-Barrios PPV, but Keith Idec reported Sunday that the 31-year-old Williams suffered an elbow injury and is out of the fight. Williams (27-2-1, 16 KO) was supposed to face Brian Mendoza on the show. The Philadelphia native…

Naseem Shah set to join bio-secure bubble for Pakistan Super

The Pakistan Cricket Board has apparently compromised on its COVID-19 protocols and allowed fast bowler Naseem Shah to re-enter the bio-secure bubble before returning to play in the country’s premier Twenty20 league. The 18-year-old Shah was expelled last Monday from the remainder of Pakistan Super League after arriving at a team hotel in Lahore with…

Ashes: Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen slam possibility of families not

LONDON: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes the iconic Ashes series should be cancelled if families are not allowed to travel with the players for the four-month tour of Australia due to strict Covid-19 protocols. According to a report in the UK media, there is still uncertainty whether families of the visiting England players will…

Canelo vs. Plant preparation starts this week for Sept.11th clash

By Brad Slotnick: Promoter Eddie Hearn will be meeting this Wednesday with Canelo Alvarez to begin preparation to start negotiations for an undisputed fight with IBF super middleweight champion Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant for September 11th. Alvarez, 30, is coming off of an eighth-round stoppage victory over WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders on May…

“I am not a fool, can’t tolerate misbehaviour: Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram has said he does not want to coach the Pakistan national cricket team because of its demanding nature and misbehavior that has crept among fans and followers of the game in his native country. However, Akram did state that he will always be available to help the players and youngsters whenever they need…

India Women vs England Women: Sophia Dunkley in line for

BRISTOL: Batting all-rounder Sophia Dunkley has been named in the England women’s ODI squad for the series against India following an impressive performance on her Test debut. The three-match series begins here on Sunday. India, playing their first red-ball match in almost seven years, pulled off a dramatic draw in the one-off Test last week.…

Carlos Adames battles Alexis Salazar on Gervonta Davis vs

Super welterweight contender Carlos Adames will take on Mexico’s Alexis Salazar in a 10-round showdown on the SHOWTIME PPV undercard this Saturday, June 26 from the award-winning State Farm Arena in Atlanta in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. Adames vs. Salazar replaces the previously scheduled Julian Williams vs. Brian Mendoza fight, after Williams…

CPL 2021 full squads announced: Smit Patel to play for

The complete squads for the 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have been confirmed following the player draft on Friday. Former Indian U-19 national team wicketkeeper Smit Patel was named in the Barbados Tridents squad. SQUAD GOALS!!! #CPL21 #CPLDraft #CricketPlayedLouder pic.twitter.com/pQ4IBNfvFs — CPL T20 (@CPL) May 28, 2021 Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo are teaming…