India’s domestic T20 league unites warring politicians, while also bringing together once international rivals Harbhajan Singh and Ricky Ponting. It has everyone’s interest at heart. Cricketers and commentators alike have gone to any extent to let it rip at detractors.
It will be a battle to avoid the wooden spoon when laggards Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils take field for one last time in the 2013 season of the Twenty20 League, in Pune on Sunday.
Robert Craddock wrote a critical article on the T20 League, following the spot-fixing scandal that shook the cricket world and in response to that Warner, who plays for Delhi Dardevils, launched a series of abusive tweets.
There’s been a sea change in the Pakistan team environment since the 2010 spot-fixing scandal left the team in a state of disarray. Perhaps the administrators of India’s T20 league could pay heed to the initiative taken around the Pakistan national team. Sai Mohan reports.
Mumbai Indians are on top of the points table but their clash against Kings XI Punjab will not be short on intensity on Saturday. With the hosts looking to keep their play-off hopes alive, there will be plenty to play for. Ashutosh Sharma reports.
England fast bowler James Anderson claimed his 300th test wicket when he had New Zealand opener Peter Fulton caught at second slip slip by Graeme Swann on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday.
Unlike fixing the outcome of an entire game, spot-fixing is deciding the outcome of a certain phase in the game, even a single delivery or how many runs a batsman will score off a particular delivery, or over. It can even be focused on how many runs a particular batsman will score, a bowler concede etc.
Ricky Ponting to open with Sachin Tendulkar for a Mumbai-based team: shouldn't that create a buzz in Australia? It didn't. Sanjjeev K Samyal
Test opening batsman Alviro Petersen will replace Graeme Smith in South Africa's squad for the ICC Champions Trophy next month.
It was supposed to be an opportunity to join the big league for the likes of Mohnish Mishra, Abhinav Bali and Amit Yadav. However, the distractions that come with money got the better of these domestic cricketers, leading to a ban that lasted one year. Firoz Mirza reports.
Mumbai Indians, who have qualified for the T20 League play-offs, could miss the services of Sachin Tendulkar for tomorrow's last home game against Rajasthan Royals if he fails to recover sufficiently from the injury to his left hand.
Opener Alviro Petersen will replace the injured Graeme Smith in the South Africa squad for June's ICC Champions Trophy, Cricket South Africa confirmed today.
His whirlwind knock gave Mumbai Indians the crucial win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a T20 League match yesterday but West Indian swashbuckler Kieron Pollard was not even sure about playing the game as he was slightly under the weather due to flu.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq feels missing the T20 match could be a blessing in disguise for his team's players as they would enter the upcoming Champions Trophy relatively fresh compared to those who are participating in the tournament.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not averse to use bullying tactics, but are unlikely to go as far as jeopardise the Champions Trophy over the ICC Cricket Committee controversy.