The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to reserve October-November and February-March for home seasons in the new international calendar. The decision comes after the ICC gave the green light to the Test championship and one-day international league earlier this year.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 18, 2017 6:27 PM #BCCI #ICC #SPORTS NEWS
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday announced fixtures for the T20I tri-series, including India and Bangladesh to be played from March 8-20. The three teams will play two league matches each against one another, before the final which will be played on March 20. All games will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 18, 2017 3:27 PM #TRI-SERIES #INDVSSLVSBAN #SPORTS NEWS
Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah on Friday flaunted his toned body by tweeting a picture of it with a caption, “It takes dedication and hardwork to consistently improve yourself. #stayfit #RaiseTheBar”. Twitterati showed mixed reactions to the picture with many of them admiring his toned body. Meanwhile, a Twitter user had hilariously posted a morphed picture where Bumrah is clad in a shirt.
Sorry bhai, I am against nudity. pic.twitter.com/ODCT0kC8Md— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) November 17, 2017
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | NOV 17, 2017 8:57 PM #JASPRITBUMRAH #TONEDBODY #TWITTERATIREACTIONS #SPORTS NEWS
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly praised Virat Kohli for supporting MS Dhoni. Ganguly said that Kohli's support for Dhoni and his way of looking out for other players is remarkable. "A champion player like Dhoni who is probably on his last leg of his career and Virat coming and saying he is my man and I want him to play is amazing," Ganguly was quoted to have said.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 17, 2017 7:11 PM #DHONI #KOHLI #GANGULY #SPORTS NEWS
The legendary Aussie batman Ricky Ponting, who had previously successfully coached the Mumbai Indians is currently in talks with the management of Delhi Daredevils and may take up to offer to coach the team for the coming IPL season say sources close to the team. Sources say that Rajasthan Royals are also trying to get Ponting on board.
BY POOJA | NOV 17, 2017 6:20 PM ##DELHIDAREDEVILS ##IPL10 #SPORTS NEWS
Australia announced their squad for the first two test matches for the Ashes series against England. The panel dropped wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade and top order batsman Renshaw from the team that played before. The first Test match begins on November 23.
Squad for the first two matches:
Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 17, 2017 3:31 PM #AUSVSENG #ASHES #SPORTS NEWS
Indian captain Virat Kohli on Thursday equaled former captain Kapil Dev's record of most ducks for an Indian captain in a calendar year. Kohli got out for a duck in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Kohli got out for a duck for the fifth time this year.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 17, 2017 9:52 AM #VIRATKOHLI #KAPILDEV #SPORTS NEWS
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has reportedly been suspended from bowling in international cricket for the third time in three years after the ICC found his action to be illegal. The ICC said that an independent assessment showed that the majority of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations. Hafeez was previously banned from bowling in November 2014 and June 2015 because of an illegal bowling action as well.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 17, 2017 9:09 AM #HAFEEZ #BOWLING #BANNED #SPORTS NEWS
Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has reportedly said that playing with older kids in his childhood helped him play cricket well. "Maybe that is one of the reasons that I play cricket well because I have always played cricket with people who were older than me, which meant that they had more power and they understood the game better. Playing with them made me better," said Dhoni.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 16, 2017 11:44 PM #DHONI #SPORTS NEWS
According to reports, Indian origin cricketer, Shiv Thakor, has been found guilty of exposing himself to two women on a housing estate. Reportedly, the 24-year-old Thakor was arrested in July after committing the offenses on June 12 and June 19 in Mackworth Derby. Thakor has been granted unconditional bail and the quantum sentence will be announced on November 24.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 16, 2017 8:14 PM #CRICKET #SPORTS NEWS
As Chennai Super Kings gears up for a grand return to the IPL, the CSK management has made an important clarification. Earlier, media reports suggested that CSK wants to retain MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin and Faf du Plessis and the star left-hander Suresh Raina might be left out. Several fans were not exactly pleased after the reports surfaced. CSK management clarified about the reports through their Twitter handle.
Ashish Nehra, who retired recently from all the formats of cricket is all set to make his debut as a commentator when India take on Sri Lanka in the 1st Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday. Indian legend Virender Sehwag took Twitter to welcome Nehra into the commentary box. Sehwag said that Nehra’s commentary welcome should be done with pomp and everyone should welcome Nehra in their own style.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 15, 2017 7:01 PM #ASHISHNEHRA #SPORTS NEWS
Indian captain Virat Kohli said that he is not a robot and he also needs rest at some point in time. While speaking to the media on the eve of the first Test against Sri Lanka, Kohli said, “It's humanly impossible to maintain the same kind of intensity for a player who plays all three formats. Definitely, I do need a rest. When I think that my body needs to be rested, I'll ask for it. I am not a robot you can cut my skin and check, I bleed".
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 15, 2017 6:35 PM #INDVSSL #VIRATKOHLI #SPORTS NEWS
Second-seeded Roger Federer beat Alexander Zverev by 7-6,(8-6),5-7,6-1 at the O2 Arena in London. This victory assures Federer of a spot in the semi-final knockout stage. Federer had high praise for his opponent and was quoted saying, "What I like about Zverev is he's got the full package."
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 15, 2017 4:21 PM #ATP #ROGERFEDERER #SPORTS NEWS
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni posted another video on his official Instagram handle, which has gone viral. The video shows Dhoni training his dog Zoya at his farmhouse in Ranchi. In the video, Dhoni can be seen taking one of his dogs through an obstacle course.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 15, 2017 3:56 PM #MSD #DHONI #SPORTS NEWS
Indian head coach Ravi Shastri slammed those who criticized MS Dhoni for his performance in the recently concluded T20 series against New Zealand. "People should look back at their career before commenting on Dhoni. The captain has a lot of cricket left in him and it is the duty of the team to back the legend," Shastri told. He also added that there is no one better than Dhoni on the field given his ability behind the wicket and with the bat, his presence of mind and sharpness on the field.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 14, 2017 7:00 PM #MSD #DHONI #RAVISHASTRI #SPORTS NEWS
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni reportedly said that he would not want youngsters to try such shots due to the chance of getting injured. When asked about his trademark helicopter shot during an event, "In tennis ball cricket even if it's hit from the toe of the bat the ball still travels a lot but in normal cricket, it has to be the middle part of the bat, so it requires a lot of work. I don't want them to play helicopter shots because they could get injured."
Pakistan’s leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to retire from all forms of cricket after the end of the ongoing National T20 tournament in Pakistan. “This national event is my last tournament and I don’t want to be a burden on any team,” Ajmal said during a tournament game. Ajmal took 178 wickets in 35 Tests, 184 wickets in 113 ODIs, and 85 wickets in 64 T20 internationals.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 14, 2017 11:04 AM #PAKISTAN #CRICKET #SAEEDAJMAL #SPORTS NEWS
The Italian national football team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Italy failed to qualify after their 1-0 aggregate loss to Sweden on Monday. Italy missed out on World Cup qualification for the first time since 1958. Netherland, Chile, and USA were the other biggies that didn't make it.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 14, 2017 10:15 AM #FIFA #WORLDCUP #ITALY #SPORTS NEWS
Following recent criticisms by several people that Indian cricketer MS Dhoni should quit T20 cricket and make way for younger players, the Indian cricketer finally opened up. According to Khaleej Times reports, he said, “Everybody has views in life and it should be respected”. He further added that, “You can play for one year to 15years, some play 20years, but in the lifespan, let’s say you live for 70years, 10 to 15 years is nothing and that’s the only time that you can proudly say that I’m representing my country.”