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‘Everyone has the right to make a choice’: Safa Baig

Safa Baig, Irfan Pathan’s wife, has spoken out about the ‘blurred photo’ she had posted on social media. Saying that the former Indian cricketer had nothing to do with the photo, she said it bothers her that her husband is being trolled on social media for being ‘oppressive’. “I had created an Instagram account for…

Team selection doesn't change huge amount: Tom Latham

SOUTHAMPTON: New Zealand have a few contingency plans but the abandonment of the opening day of the World Test Championship final against India due to rain is unlikely to make a huge amount of difference to their team selection, vice-captain Tom Latham said on Friday. The much-anticipated opening day of the match was called off…

Shakur Stevenson’s win over Jeremiah Nakathila deserved criticism, proving styles

The most interesting thing about Shakur Stevenson’s win over Jeremiah Nakathila last Saturday wasn’t any part of the bout, which saw Shakur have no problem dominating his foe. Yes, the 23-year-old had his way over 12 rounds, but he threw too few punches, and too few of those were delivered with bad intentions. It was…

Personal equations don’t matter when you’re playing for India: Mithali

Personal likes or dislikes don’t matter when one is playing for the country, India’s Test and ODI captain Mithali Raj said on Sunday, insisting that she and head coach Ramesh Powar have “moved on” from a bitter past to take the team forward. Mithali and Co. are currently quarantining in Mumbai ahead of the UK…

One-off Test: Sridhar praises Shafali, finds shades of 'Sehwag'; lauds

SOUTHAMPTON: Indian men’s fielding coach R Sridhar was all praise for batting sensation Shafali Verma, who has impressed one and all with her twin half-centuries on Test debut against England. In fact, Sridhar said that the whole Indian team whenever they had time off from training have been glued to the Test match and mighty…

Former UFC champ Rashad Evans planning comeback, wants Logan Paul

Former UFC light heavyweight (205 lbs) champion “Suga” Rashad Evans is looking to come out of combat retirement, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, and he’s got at least two targets in mind. The names Okamoto reported are Logan Paul and Roy Jones Jr, a pretty wildly different pairing other than they’re two guys happy to…

PSL 6: Sarfaraz Ahmed, 10 others denied entry to board

Former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was among 11 players and officials who were on Sunday denied clearance to board commercial flights to Abu Dhabi which will host the remaining games of the Pakistan Super League next month. The Pakistan Cricket Board has been facing logistical issues, including getting visas and permissions to land charter flights from…

One-off Test, Day 3: Peerless Shafali Verma leads India fightback

BRISTOL: Shafali Verma continued to amaze the cricketing world with her audacious strokeplay as she became only the fourth player in the history of women’s Tests to smash two half centuries on debut, taking India to 83 for 1 at stumps on the third day of one-off Test against England. The teenage prodigy was batting…

Charlo vs Montiel: Live streaming results, round by round, how

Tonight at 9 pm ET on Showtime, Jermall Charlo returns to the ring in his hometown of Houston, defending the WBC middleweight title against Juan Macias Montiel in the main event. John N. Hansen will be handling the live coverage for this show, so join him in the comments to discuss tonight’s action as it…

Nick Hockley appointed chief executive of Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia on Monday appointed Nick Hockley as its new chief executive officer almost a year after he was recruited on an interim basis, during which he oversaw the conduct of the high-profile tour by India amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides the India tour of Australia, he was also in charge of successfully delivering the…