James Faulkner says he is not gay after misunderstanding

Australian all-rounder James Faulkner says the support he has received from the LGBT community is “fantastic” – but it came after a misunderstanding. Faulkner shared a picture on Instagram alongside his mother and a man he described as his “boyfriend”. Followers, including former cricketers Glenn Maxwell and Shaun Tait, responded by praising his “great courage”.…

Alex Hales withdrawn from England World Cup squad

Alex Hales has been withdrawn from England’s preliminary World Cup squad to ensure the team is “free from any distractions”, the England & Wales Cricket Board has said. Last week, a spokesman for the batsman said he had been suspended following an “off-field incident”. Hales, 30, was part of a provisional 15-man squad named for the…

Hyderabad to host IPL final on May 12

The final of the 2019 Indian Premier League will be played in Hyderabad, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, on Sunday (May 12). This is a stark departure from previous years, when the defending champion would host the next year’s final along with the season opener. Going by that, Chennai should have hosted this year’s…

MI rope in Beuran Hendricks as Joseph’s replacement

Mumbai Indians have signed up left-arm pacer Beuran Hendricks as replacement for the injured Alzarri Joseph for the rest of the Indian Premier League 2019. The South African pacer has previously been a part of King XI Punjab’s set-up in IPL. Joseph sustained an injury on his right arm during MI’s game against Rajasthan Royals…

Scholes charged by FA for alleged betting breaches

(Reuters) – Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules, the English governing body said on Tuesday. It is alleged that the 44-year-old former England international placed 140 bets on football matches between August 2015 and January 2019, the FA said…