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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 […]

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, The seventh edition of the global showpiece […]

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