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GST not to affect U-17 World Cup ticket prices

Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) While the sports sector overall has been impacted by the July 1 rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) with equipment cost and price of entry tickets for tournaments attracting up to 28 per cent tax, the FIFA U-17 World Cup tickets would not be affected, according to Local Organising […]

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Ravi Shastri applies for India coach’s job

Monday, July 3, Bengaluru, July 3: Former team India director and renowned commentator Ravi Shastri has officially applied for the vacant Indian coach’s position according to BCCI sources as reported by ANI. Is Shastri India’s next coach?; This legend convinced Shastri to apply for coach job Former Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble left the position vacant […]

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Lasith Malinga falls ill, to miss second ODI against Zimbabwe

July 1, 2017 Sri Lanka cricket board has said that premier fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who has been at the center of controversy after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, will miss the second one-day international against Zimbabwe on Sunday. Malinga has been ruled out after catching a viral influenza and been advised a two-day rest. […]

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Dravid to continue as India ‘A’, Under-19 coach

June 30, 2017   The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday that Rahul Dravid will continue as coach for the India ‘A’ and Under-19 teams for the next two years. The former India captain was first appointed as the coach for the two teams in 2015 and under his leadership […]

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Indian sports minister rules out cricket series with Pakistan

May 29, 2017(Agencies) Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday reaffirmed India’s stance concerning a bilateral cricket series with Pakistan. “Cricket and terrorism can’t go hand-in-hand,” the Hindustan Times quoted the minister as saying while he spoke to reporters in New Delhi. “India and Pakistan can’t play a bilateral series till the terror from Pakistan […]

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Cricket: Afghan teenager has English counties in a spin

  AFP    28 Jun 2017 Afghanistan teenage leg spin ace Rashid Khan is being courted by two English counties according to Wednesday’s Daily Mail. The 18-year-old — who earlier this month produced the fourth best bowling figures ever in ODI cricket, taking seven for 18 to destroy the West Indies batting line-up in Saint […]

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From October 1, DRS to be used in T20Is

Agencies   The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executives’ committee has approved all recommendations made by the ICC cricket committee in May, which include the use of Decision Review System (DRS) in all T20I games and teams not losing a review when an LBW review comes back as Umpire’s Call. This means that from October […]

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Will ICC scrap Champions Trophy?

International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson has revealed that Champions Trophy could be scrapped to make way for the World T20 every two years. India slumped to a crushing 180-run defeat at the hands of their arch-rivals Pakistan at the Kennington Oval on Sunday, with an estimated viewing audience in hundreds of millions. […]

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Team pakistan  can upset anyone on their day:Mickey Arthur

The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament is finally over and Pakistan team has emerged the winners – they beat India by 180 runs in the final to clinch their maiden Champions Trophy crown. Pakistan batsman, and century maker in the Champions Trophy final, Fakhar Zaman, revealed that he nearly didn’t play in the showpiece game […]

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Pak team big challenge to other nations for  2019 World Cup, feels Afridi

After Pakistan clinched their maiden ICC Champions Trophy crown, former skipper Shahid Afridi on Monday rated his side as one of the serious contenders for the 50-over World Cup title, to be played in England and Wales in 2019. On Sunday, Pakistan outclassed traditional rivals India by a mammoth 180-run margin to lift the title […]

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