‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni fined for confronting IPL umpires

(Reuters) – Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s uncharacteristic outburst against a controversial umpiring decision led to the Chennai Super Kings captain being fined 50 percent of his match fee in Thursday night’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Jaipur. Hailed as ‘Captain Cool’ during his trophy-laden years as India skipper, an unusually fired-up Dhoni stepped onto the…

KKR rope in Matt Kelly as Nortje’s replacement

Kolkata Knight Riders have roped in Australian pacer Matt Kelly as a replacement for the injured South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje for the remainder of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. Right-arm pacer Kelly has played 16 First-Class matches, five List A games, and 12 T20s so far, and hasn’t featured in…

New Zealand U19, Windies A tour to Bangladesh cancelled

New Zealand have called off their Under-19 tour to Bangladesh with mutual agreement between the boards, who believe an age-group team travelling to Bangladesh post the Christchurch shooting which the visitors’ cricketers escaped marginally would be insensitive and inappropriate. The five-match youth one-day tour was that was scheduled to begin on April 16, was called…

Instinctive from my side to mankad Buttler: Ashwin

The 2019 Indian Premier League game between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur rekindled the “Spirit of Cricket” debate with Ravichandran Ashwin running out Jos Buttler for backing up too far at the non striker’s end. While looking to deliver the fifth ball of his final over, Ashwin stopped in his delivery stride, with the side-on view appearing to…