As Indian domestic cricket circuit tries to reinvent itself, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar suggested that every Ranji Trophy game should be played on two different pitches to prepare a better Test team for overseas assignments. He also had an interesting take on how to make bilateral Test series engaging - by having back-to-back home-and-away rubbers so that the strength of two teams remains mostly constant but the conditions change to make for a bigger challenge.
Sana Mir and Anam Amin helped Pakistan run through the Thailand line-up before crawling their way to the 52-run target to secure their spot in the final of 2016 ACC Women's Asia Cup final with a five-wicket win, at the AIT Cricket Ground on the outskirts of Bangkok on Saturday (December 3).
The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics released details of a nearly unheard-of budget plan Friday, insisting $5.3 billion will be enough to cover both operational and infrastructure costs for an Olympics that won't need any new, permanent stadiums. The cost would be less than half that of the recently completed Rio Games and about a quarter of Tokyo's ballooning budget for the 2020 Olympics.
It's been long into the season with Jose Mourinho's midfield problem, and now he is looking to fix it by spending an audacious amount of PS35m to sign Barcelona midfield dynamo, Ivan Rakitic to Old Trafford. Arturo Canales, Rakitic's agent, however, claims that he is happy to stay at Barcelona amidst all the speculations as he said, "Ivan is very happy at FC Barcelona, where he has been tremendously successful and has a contract with the club until 2019."
In a shocking news for Cristiano Ronaldo's fan, Real Madrid star may face a legal trouble after information emerged that he may have avoided paying millions of dollars in taxes by funnelling income to a company in the Caribbean, media reports said. Efe quoted German newsweekly Der Spiegel as saying on its website on Friday that Germany international Mesut Ozil, a former Real Madrid star who now plays for Arsenal, and ex-Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho -- currently with Manchester United -- may also be implicated in the scheme.
On the eve of the first match of New Zealand's Chappell-Hadlee Trophy defence, captain Kane Williamson would not divulge whether express bowler Lockie Ferguson would be unleashed on the Australians. The series begins at the SCG on Sunday and Williamson said New Zealand wanted to wait until the day of the match to assess the pitch and decide whether Ferguson would make his debut.
Virat Kohli is turning out to be a role model not just in India but also for budding cricketers around the globe. He is generous in his praise of talented players and that was quite visible when he patted England's Haseeb Hameed on his back for his steely resilience that delayed India's victory bid in the third Test in Mohali.
Though many have not perceived well the Supreme Court's directive of playing the National Anthem before the start of any movie, Indian women's hockey captain Vandana Kataria looks very content with the ruling. The Indian captain went for the recently released Shahrukh- Alia starrer "Dear Zindagi" with her family at one of the malls in Haridwar.
England coach Trevor Bayliss has warned the International Cricket Council (ICC) to spare his all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has been involved in the verbal spat in the recent past, or else the cricket body would be making the game too boring and sterile for the fans to watch. The England coach believes the ICC needs to give the players a little bit of leverage to express their emotions or else in a bid for safe, sweet and innocent cricket, the game would lose its characters and personalities.
The 46-year-old spoke about their 'eternal rival' Real Madrid , their injuries, how they might play against his side a la formation and the return of one of Barcelona's biggest players. Barcelona host Real Madrid at the Camp Nou later tonight in this season's first El Clasico event and Real Madrid are a fair six points ahead of the home side on the La Liga table.
If they register a win in one of the two games, they'll seal a spot in the quarterfinals and top the table with ease. If Hyderabad are able to draw both games after taking a first innings lead, they'll have 35 points in their kitty and a place in the knockouts.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has urged the current national team members to reconsider their Indian Premier League (IPL) plans for the next season. "Cricket Australia allow every contracted player to have six weeks off a year. This falls during the IPL time so it's an individual player's choice to go and play IPL. And if you choose your six-week holiday to play IPL, then that's your choice", Clarke was quoted as saying.