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Sydney’s newest stadium opens in Parramatta

Sunday, 14 April 2019 Thousands of Western Sydney sports fans had their first look at the new Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta today, which was officially opened by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Sport John Sidoti. The huge crowd flocked to the new stadium – which is on time and under the $360 million budget […]

Wisden confers dual honour on Kohli

By Kersi Meher-Homji Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, the ‘bible’ of cricket, has honoured India’s pride and joy Virat Kohli again. Yesterday Kohli’s reputation as a cricketer extraordinaire was further enhanced by receiving two accolades in the 2019 edition of Wisden. He has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World of the Year for an unprecedented third […]

A chat with the ‘Flying Sikh’: Milkha Singh of India

By Manju Mittal The Legend Milkha Singh who is popularly known as the ‘Flying Sikh’, is one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen. A living legend that the whole of India is proud of. I caught up with the world champion Milkha Singh to chat in his beautiful house in Chandigarh on […]

Ashwin’s controversial run out of Buttler NOT unsporting

By Kersi Meher-Homji In the IPL match at Jaipur on Monday [25 March], King’s XI Punjab’s off-spinner Ravi Ashwin ran out Rajasthan Royal’s Jos Buttler just before delivering the ball. This has created a lot of controversy. I wonder why. The batsman at the bowler’s end takes an unfair advantage by leaving the crease before […]

India wins her 500th ODI in the Nagpur thriller

By Kersi Meher-Homji What a thriller, the result in doubt till the final over! Sent in to bat in the second One Day International (ODI) at Nagpur on Tuesday, India totalled 250, thanks to skipper Virat Kohli (116) and Vijay Shankar (46) adding 81 runs for the fourth wicket. Fast bowler Pat Cummins was the […]

Kedar and Dhoni are heroes again as India lead Australia 1-0

By Kersi Meher-Homji Australia had started their tour of India promisingly by winning both the thrilling T20 Internationals in the last over. But in the first One Day International (ODI) at Hyderabad last night (March 2) India defeated Australia by six wickets to lead the five match series 1-0. This match was almost a mirror […]

Tickets go on sale for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

Tickets for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Australia 2020 went on sale to the public on Thursday 21 February 2019, coinciding with one-year-to-go until the start of the tournament. Fans can get their tickets to all 23 women’s matches, including the final, at the official tournament website,t20worldcup.com. The seventh edition of the global showpiece […]

Rayudu, Pandya and Shami help India win the ODI series 4-1 in NZ

By Kersi Meher-Homji India under Virat Kohli appeared invincible in the One Day Internationals (ODIs) in New Zealand when they won the first three matches by huge margins to lead the five match series 3-0. But India under Rohit Sharma (when Kohli rested) looked vincible in the last two ODIs. The Kiwis thrashed India by 8 wickets […]

‘We are the Invincibles’: A Book Review

We are the Invincibles by Anindya Dutta. Amazon.com, 2019. Kindle edition $2.87, Paperback $6.99. Book Review A banker by profession, Anindya Dutta has become a prolific cricket writer publishing three books in two years. His latest one We are the Invincibles goes behind Don Bradman’s victorious cricket team which toured England in 1948. Why invincibles? […]

Kohli keeps winning – both matches and awards

By Kersi Meher-Homji First there was Don Bradman. Then arrived Sachin Tendulkar on the batting crease. And now we have Virat Kohli, the new invincible. King Kohli is successful as a batsman and more so as an inspiring leader. After defeating Australia in Australia in both Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs), he started the […]

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