Playing for ‘Our Own,’ Afghan Cricket Stars Return Home as Heroes
Cricket has had a remarkable rise in Afghanistan, after its first team was born, more than a decade ago, by players returning home from the dusty parks of a refugee camp in Pakistan.
Polo Ball Makers of Deulpur
Ranjit Mal takes pride in calling himself the last man on earth who can shape polo balls from a bamboo strip.
Back From Exile
Pakistan’s cricket push lures advertisers.
A League of Their Own
"At one stage, we had 11 Patels playing for us in local tournaments and that is when we branched out."
ESPN, Sponsors Look to Score on Messi Mania
Sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports is looking to ride the Lionel Messi mania with top corporates Hindustan Unilever, Bharti Airtel and Maruti Suzuki lining up as on-air sponsors for the international friendly between Argentina and Venezuela to be pl
Outrage Over Nasser Hussain's Donkey Shocker
The BCCI on Friday took strong objection to former England captain Nasser Hussain's comparison of Indian cricketers to 'donkeys', saying the comment was totally uncalled for.
India Can Climb To Second Position in ICC ODI Rankings
They have lost the tag of number one Test team but injury-ravaged world champions India can climb to the second position in the ICC ODI rankings if they manage to beat England 4-1 or better in the upcoming five-match series starting Saturday.
Strict Watch To Be Kept On Betting In Kolkata
A strict watch will be kept on illegal betting in the high profile match between superstar Lionel Messi-led star-studded Argentina and a resurgent Venezuela here, a senior police official said Friday.
Friday's international friendly game seems so Argentina-centric that Venezuela has virtually been overshadowed by the star power of the Messi-led side.
Indians Carry it for England
Having been jeered by the India fans on the boundary ropes in an atmosphere at times more like Mumbai than Manchester, it was sweet that Samit Patel and Ravi Bopara, Englishmen of Indian descent, carried England over the line