Kohli receives demerit point, official warning for ‘inappropriate’ shoulder contact with Hendricks

India captain Virat Kohli has received a demerit point and an official warning for an “inappropriate” shoulder contact with South Africa quick Beuran Hendricks while taking a run during the third T20I on Sunday in Bengaluru. Kohli was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. The incident occurred in the fifth over of the match,…

Not concerned about my hundred – Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a crucial 81 on the opening day of the first Test in Antigua, isn’t too bothered about missing out on a century, and said that his partnership with KL Rahul was crucial as India managed to reach 203 for 6 before stumps. The Indian vice captain had come out to bat in…

Holder, Dottin win top CWI awards

Jason Holder and Deandra Dottin were named the best players in the men’s and women’s category respectively at the seventh West Indies Players’ Association/Cricket West Indies annual awards night held in Antigua, on Monday. Apart from being recognised as the Player of the Year, Jason Holder was also named the Test Player of the Year.…

Smith inches closer to Kohli in Test rankings

Steve Smith followed his two centuries in Edgbaston with a 92 at Lord’s and has now overtaken Kane Williamson in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen. Smith is now trailing the top-ranked Virat Kohli by only nine points. On the other hand, Joe Root has dropped three places to the ninth position following a string of…

Chris Gayle hasn’t retired, again

We all thought Chris Gayle’s 301st one-day game for West Indies would be his last – except for the man himself. Gayle, 39, scored 72 in his side’s defeat by India in what had been expected to be his final match. But the batsman – who recently surpassed Brian Lara’s ODI run record, which now stands at…