IPL 2018: Rahane replaces Smith as captain of Rajasthan Royals

New Delhi, March 26 : In the aftermath of the recent ball tampering controversy which forced Australia skipper Steve Smith to step down, his IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals on Monday also stripped Smith of the captaincy and named Ajinkya Rahane to lead the side in the upcoming Indian Premier League. The Royals, returning to the […]

Nehra backs Smith, Warner to play IPL

New Delhi, March 26 : Reacting to the recent ball-tampering controversy in the South Africa-Australia Test series, former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra, while being critical of the incident, felt that banning skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner from the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be “too harsh”. Hailing Smith for accepting his team’s […]

Pakistan touts PSL final in pitch to host foreign teams

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan March 26 : The trouble-free Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket final, held in Karachi on Sunday amid a festival atmosphere, has reignited calls for foreign national teams to look past security concerns and play regular cricket in Pakistan. The South Asian nation has largely been starved of international cricket […]

Argentina’s Biglia stresses importance of ball possession against Spain

Madrid, March 26 : Argentina midfielder Lucas Biglia on Sunday highlighted the importance of ball possession against Spain in their upcoming international friendly, to be played at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium here. The Milan midfielder praised the Spanish national team as one of the contenders for the FIFA World Cup, which kicks off on June 14, […]

Fans eagerly await Tavares’s return to Mexican Clausura tournament

Torreon (Mexico), March 26 : The return of Cape Verdian Djaniny Tavares, the leading scorer in the Mexican soccer league, is expected to be the highlight when the 2018 Clausura tournament resumes next weekend. The Santos Laguna star scored 12 goals in his first 10 matches before going down with a muscle injury that forced […]

Miami Open: Cilic beats Pospisil to enter quarters

Miami, March 26 : Croatian tennis player Marin Cilic qualified for the ATP Masters 1000 quarterfinals in Miami with his 7-5 and 7-6 (4) victory over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil. Pospisil, No. 77 in the ATP rankings, had the chance to break the World No.3 Croatian’s service at the beginning of Sunday’s match. But he failed […]