Indian Premier League 2020: Bangladesh Cricket Board denies NOC to Mustafizur Rahman

“There was an offer from the IPL but since we have a tour coming up, we didn`t give him the NOC. He is an important cricketer for us and this upcoming series is also important,” ESPNCricinfo quoted BCB director Akram Khan as saying to bdnews24.com.

Stuart Broad declares Jos Buttler as England’s best-ever white-ball cricketer

Chasing Australia’s competitive total of 155 in overcast conditions, Buttler settled in nicely and engaged in a solid 87-run stand with the consistency personified Dawid Malan for the second wicket. The partnership was crucial after an early wobble for England which saw the other opener Jonny Bairstow getting out hit-wicket in the third over.

‘The attitude of some senior players made me feel unwelcome’: Yasir Arafat accuses Pakistan cricket of favouritism

“As far as Pakistan cricket is concerned, we haven’t had better all-rounders than Abdul Razzaq and Azhar Mahmood,” he said. “But even when they were not there, other cricketers were fast-tracked based on someone’s liking, someone who had played two matches of first-class cricket or not played at all. I didn’t understand why I was […]

PCB announces massive pay hike for Pakistan’s domestic cricketers

“The PCB is aware that Pakistan cricketers are not the highest-paid in the world, but it is our endeavour to slowly and gradually improve their contracts so that they can get best returns for their talent and also plan their futures,” PCB Director – High Performance, Nadeem Khan said.

‘Cricket is 2nd biggest sport’: Shane Warne wants Boxing Day Test at Melbourne

“Cricket is the 2nd biggest sport in the world behind soccer(fact) & the biggest day on the Aust sporting calendar is the Boxing Day test. We must try & do everything possible to keep it at the MCG this year. FYI- The Melb Cup & the AFL GF are the next biggest events in Aust […]

Jonty Rhodes opens up on racism and chaos in South African cricket administration

“People keep asking me about white privilege and I keep saying that I grew up in a regime that was totally designed to ensure I had the best opportunity. So, there is racial inequality, some people call that racism, and there has to be a level playing field,” he added.

Yuvraj Singh plans to come out of retirement and play domestic cricket for Punjab: Report

Only a year after announcing his retirement from cricket, Yuvraj Singh could soon make his comeback. A report in Cricbuzz states that Yuvraj has decided to come out of retirement to play domestic cricket for Punjab. Cricket is currently halted in India due to Covid-19 but Yuvraj conducted two long camps at the behest of […]

Jonty Rhodes to take over as Sweden’s head cricket coach post IPL

“I am really excited to relocate to Sweden with my family and work together with the Swedish Cricket community. This opportunity has come at a perfect time and I am grateful to be able to invest my energies in a completely new environment. I can’t wait to get started,” said Rhodes.

Cricket team-mates – Mark Butcher: Adam Hollioake perfect pal on desert island – but not Rob Key!

Life of the party?I was fortunate to be around with people like Freddie Flintoff but also early on with Phil Tufnell, who could be incredibly entertaining. Ashley Giles, as well, was great on a night out. Myself, Gilo and Dean Headley went on an ‘A’ tour to Australia in 1996 and there was amusement to […]

Cricket team-mates – Nasser Hussain: Michael Atherton easiest man to captain

Life of the party? Darren Gough, without a doubt. We had Phil Tufnell, who might push him close, but Gough was the heartbeat of our team. He was one of the best blokes to captain and one of the most important cricketers I played with. He had a great way of lifting us in the […]