CT success will broker peace in pay row

Sydney: Aussie skipper Steve Smith reckons a Champions Trophy win will help the players in their pay row with Cricket Australia. Smith is keen not to have to follow through with David Warner’s threat of the top players being unavailable for the Ashes. Cricket Australia are understood to be reconsidering the use of third party mediation in the row with the players’ union  the ACA over pay which could clear

Morgan's ton helps England win

Leeds: England captain Eoin Morgan’s fine century laid the platform for a 72 run win over South Africa in the day and night first one day international at Headingley. Victory over the Proteas, the world’s number-one ranked ODI side, gave England a morale boost just a week before they host the Champions Trophy tournament featuring the world’s top eight 50 over sides and put them 1-0 up in this  three-match

Machester United conquers Europa league

Stockholm: Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week’s terror attack in Manchester. A night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Reminders of

Why is failure matter of life for us, laments Kohli

Mumbai: Why is failure in one series a matter of “life and death” for sub-continent cricketers, wondered India captain Virat Kohli, asserting he never plays for redemption. Kohli was speaking hours before setting off for England to compete in the ICC Champions Trophy, where India will hope to defend the silverware they won three summers ago. “For me I feel that you improve as a cricketer every series that you

Sarma praised Sindhu for Athletes' Commission inclusion

New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma congratulated Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu for becoming a member of the BWF Athelte’s Commission. “It is a proud moment for us and on behalf on the entire BAI, I would like to congratulate Sindhu for being elected to the Athletes Commission,” Sarma said. “Her finishing at the top of the voting charts just shows how popular she

Jones says Sharjeel's dot balls not suspicious

Lahore: Islamabad United coach Dean Jones on Wednesday testified at a tribunal hearing spot-fixing charges against Sharjeel Khan, saying two dot balls played by the batsman during a Pakistan Super League match were not suspicious from a cricketing perspective. The allegation relates to a match played between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi held in Dubai in February, in which Sharjeel scored a single off four deliveries including two dots (balls

Zambia, Uruguay advance at Under-20 World Cup

Seoul: Zambia and Uruguay advanced to the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup today, both winning for the second time in two matches. The Zambians rallied with four second-half goals in an 18-minute span to beat Iran 4-2 in Group C, while Uruguay defeated Japan 2-0 in Group D. Reza Shekari scored the second of his two goals early in the second half to give Iran a 2-0 lead,

Bangladesh confident of Champions Trophy chances

Dublin: Bangladesh still have two more warm-up matches before their Champions Trophy opener but captain Mashrafe Mortaza admits their five-wicket victory over New Zealand sends them to England with confidence high. “The warm-up games will be important, wickets will be different from here but we will learn something from the games against Pakistan and India, so they are two big games,” said Mortaza. “We missed out in the first game

Morgan banking on IPL trio to boost England

London: Eoin Morgan is hoping the return of three key players from the Indian Premier League (IPL) will help England defeat top-ranked South Africa in their upcoming one-day international series. A three-match contest between the sides starts with a day/nighter at Headingley on Wednesday, with the series given added spice by the fact it acts as a warm-up for next week’s Champions Trophy tournament in England and Wales. That competition

Good show by Nasar, made it to 5th division of TNCA

Chennai: Companions Cricket Club made it to fifth division of TNCA thanks to a victory in the play-off against Park Town Recreation Club. Those promoted to fifth division include Companions Cricket Club, Park Town Recreation Club, Chennai P&T Audit Recreation Club and United Friends Cricket Club (Chengalpet). SCORES: Companions Cricket Club 190 in 28.3 overs (S Nasar 56, P Venkadesa Kumar 38, Vamsi Krishna Kurma Rao 6 for 43, SNaresh

Washington Sundar takes Globe Trotters to last four

Chennai: Splendid tons by Washington Sundar (152) and K Mukunth (118) helped Globe Trotters reach semi-finals of the VA Parthasarathy Memorial trophy. Globe Trotters defeated Grand Slam by 132 runs at MRF-Pachciyappa’s College A grounds here. This is Washington Sundar’s first game after the IPL finals that he played for RPS on Sunday. SCORES: Crombest 277 for 8 in 50 overs(P S Shivaramakrishnan 163, S Swaminathan 59, P Amarnath 4