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Dhawan hits a “dham-dhamadham” ton and India conquers Australia

By Kersi Meher-Homji The Australia-India clash in London last night was predicted as an exciting match between two recent World Cup champions; India the winners of 2011 World Cup and Australia the winners of 2015 World Cup. And so it turned out. I watched it till 3.30 am EST without one yawn, so fascinating was […]

India wins thanks to Rohit Sharma’s splendid century

By Kersi Meher-Homji India’s first match of the Cricket World Cup 2019 was not a thriller but had many highlights to keep a cricket lover awake till 3 am EST. South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and batted. He must have regretted the decision as his team lost five wickets – including […]

T20 World Cup to fund 2020

Cricket Communities’ Vision Cricket clubs and councils across NSW are being encouraged to apply for $2 million in grants to help their local cricket community through Round 2 of the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Legacy Fund. Minister for Sport John Sidoti says the Fund will help improve cricket infrastructure, grow female participation and […]

World Cup records by Indians

By Kersi Meher-Homji Prepare to sleep less, cricket lovers in Australia! The 2019 cricket World Cup starts in England on Thursday and will go on till July 14. The reigning champion Australia has won the World Cup a record five times, in 1987-88, 1999, 2002-03, 2006-07 and 2014-15. They have also been runners-up in 1975 (the inaugural year) […]

Mumbai Indians in IPL Final

By Kersi Meher-Homji By defeating the star-studded Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by six wickets at Chennai on Tuesday the 7th May, Mumbai Indians (MI) entered the 2019 IPL final. This is the fifth time that they have made it to the IPL final. Why do I label CSK as star-studded? Just have a look at […]

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 […]

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