• Satish Gawde
    Apr 12, 2015 11:00 IST

    Move over IPL, the Indian rural cricket league is here

    Village-level IPL-style cricket leagues are mushrooming across rural India, with matches played on clearings in fields, local landlords and small businessmen acting as sponsors, and teams sporting unique logos and uniforms.

  • Rahul Dravid
    Mar 11, 2012 00:20 IST

    Adieu, to the man I lost three generations of women to

    That day is finally here. I have truly dreaded it and wished it would never come. But it has. And what other choice do I have but to face it. Nilesh Pinto writes.

  • 2
    Dec 02, 2010 13:20 IST

    Cricket-Let the tweeters tweet, says 'boring' Strauss

    England skipper Andrew Strauss presented a straight bat to questions about batsman Kevin Pietersen's undiplomatic tweeting on Thursday, saying it was a good thing all his players were not as boring as their captain.

  • Oct 12, 2009 01:15 IST

    Age is just another number for inspired Jaffer

    Jaffer showed that he still had the will to succeed at the limited-overs stage, one from where most have written him off forever. G. Krishnan reports.

  • Indrajit Hazra
    Sep 21, 2009 23:30 ISTAll padded up

    International Chilli Chicken Cup

    The only advantage that 50-overs each has is that it gives me that precious time to order, eat and put that bloody plate of chilli chicken away between the 21st and 42nd overs, writes Indrajit Hazra.

  • South African fans
    Sep 21, 2009 23:19 IST

    In the rainbow nation, this ad is not quite black & white

    A billboard asking people to buy a detergent that ‘gives people the whiteness to shine’ is insensitive to say the least, writes Anand Vasu.

  • Sachin Tendulkar
    Sep 15, 2009 00:58 IST

    Vintage Tendulkar comes to the fore

    The quality of Sachin's strokeplay was uniformly high and the manner in which he pressed on even after reaching his hundred showed how focussed he was, writes Anand Vasu.

  • Sep 10, 2009 23:55 IST

    Watch your grip

    Holding the bat is the beginning of batting and holding it correctly marks a good beginning. Ideally, one should hold the bat from the middle of the handle with both hands quite close to each other, speaks Aakash Chopra.

  • Aug 21, 2009 01:14 IST

    Tailor-made jackets for champions

    Perhaps for the first time, a tailoring shop will be set up next to the pavilions during the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa. The reason being the International Cricket Council will present a winner’s jacket to each of the players of the winning team.

  • Aug 11, 2009 13:26 IST

    How Clarke and sledging turned it around for Johnson

    Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson feared being axed and struggled to cope with the pressure of playing at the Ashes before vice-captain Michael Clarke's advice and a bit of sledging turned things around for him.

  • Aug 19, 2009 10:33 IST

    Jacko, Bolt, U2 combine to boost England's Ashes bid!

    England is all set to win the deciding fifth Ashes Test against Australia because Usain Bolt has broken the 100m world record, Michael Jackson is topping the music charts even in death and Iran is in the grip of a political turmoil.

  • Jul 15, 2009 00:26 IST

    What did they do with their World Cup winners’ medals?

    Clive Lloyd (West Indies, ’75, ’79): It is in lock and key and I don’t think it will be on e-bay any time.

  • Jul 04, 2009 13:26 IST

    Bodyline, the series that rocked cricket

    There have been plenty of flashpoints in cricket in the more than 75 years since an England team led by Douglas Jardine and under the auspices of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), arrived in Australia. Even so, few have been as controversial as the 1932/33 Bodyline series where Jardine’s despised tactics not only threatened the future of Test cricket but undermined the bonds of the British Empire.

  • Jun 27, 2009 00:24 IST

    El Nino favours Aussies: Research

    Australian cricketers perform better in Ashes played on their home turf when the El Nino weather system dominates, and worse when its opposite prevails, said a British study published on Friday.

  • May 27, 2009 12:40 IST

    Struck in curfew, Bhajji flies out of Jalandhar by helicopter

    Star India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who came for a short visit to his residence here, was struck in the curfew that erupted after the murder of a religious Sikh guru in Vienna, Austria and had to fly to Chandigarh by a helicopter for his further journey to Mumbai.