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…

Ricky Skerritt appointed CWI president

Ricky Skerritt, the former Windies team manager, has been appointed president of Cricket West Indies, it was announced on Sunday (March 24). Skerritt acquired the required number of votes at the Annual General Meeting and beat Dave Cameron 8-4 to secure the win. Kishore Shallow also won his contest by the same margin to beat…

Schulz grabs late winner as Germany stun Netherlands

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman says he regrets not making a late defensive switch after Germany scored a last-minute winner in their Euro 2020 Group C qualifying game in Amsterdam. Nico Schulz’s goal ensured Joachim Low’s side gained revenge over their hosts, who had scored two late goals against Germany in November to reach the Nations League finals.…

Muscle-Russell slays the SRH challenge

Up until 17 overs in their defence of 181 – and for a total of first-37 overs in their IPL 2019 season opener – Sunrisers Hyderabad had done most things right apart from calling correctly at the toss. David Warner lit up IPL in his comeback game like he was never gone, setting SRH up for…

Ronaldo faces disciplinary hearing over goal celebration

ZURICH (Reuters) – Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is facing disciplinary action for his celebration after one of the three goals he scored in last week’s 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. UEFA said the Portuguese would face a hearing on Thursday for “improper conduct” during the last-16 second leg match, where Juventus…