Just a day after 20-year-old Ankit Keshri died in a Kolkata nursing home, another Bengal cricketer was admitted to hospital after suffering a serious on-field injury in a second division match.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has said that his IPL franchise will go all out to support late Ankit Keshri's family after the young Bengal player passed away after a freak on-field collision.
In a quirk of fate, Ankit Keshri was only the 12th man for East Bengal in the fateful game last Friday, and came on to the field a little earlier as team member Arnab Nandi took a break.
Last week Pietersen, who has re-signed with Surrey rather than play in the Twenty20 Indian Premier League, got tongues wagging with an innings of 170, albeit in a match against Oxford students that wasn't a first-class fixture.
Promising cricketer and former Bengal Under-19 captain Ankit Keshri's death invoked memories of the unfortunate death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes who was fatally hit by a bouncer during a domestic match on November 25 last year, and died from the injuries two days later.
Young Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone smashed a world record 350 in just 138 balls during a one-day match recently.
Four months after Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes died after being hit by a bouncer, Ankit Keshri, a former captain for Bengal's under-19 team, battled for three days before passing away at a Kolkata hospital.
Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim struck centuries as Bangladesh ended its win drought against Pakistan. It was Bangladesh's first win over Pakistan since 1999.
There were concerns that an IPL taking place right after the Cricket World Cup might be affected by viewer fatigue. But the Twitter engagement generated in the first 10 games of the tournament suggests otherwise.
England worked themselves into a winning position despite a strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.
Even as Sourav Ganguly expressed surprise when asked about taking over the reins as coach of Team India, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Thursday kept the speculation alive.
If a team takes more balls to reach the second fifty than the first in a Twenty20 match there is something wrong with them.
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on thursday preferred to remain tight-lipped on whether he is a possible contender for next coach of the Indian cricket team, saying "let's not speculate".
Yesteryear cricketer Vinod Kambli is not new to controversies. From 'doubting' decisions made during the 1996 World Cup semifinal to claiming that he was 'deeply hurt' when Sachin Tendulkar didn't mention his name in his farewell speech, Kambli has ruffled enough feathers in the past.
Australia's World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh feels Indian star Virat Kohli should learn from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to keep his emotions in check and mature as a captain.