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Cricket legend Shane Warne dies of ‘suspected heart attack’ at 52

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne passed away on Friday after a suspected heart attack. In a statement, his management said he was found unresponsive in his villa and “despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived”. Born in 1969, Warne went on to become one of the greatest spin bowler in...

Virat Kohli breaks silence, dismisses buzz of rift with Rohit Sharma

New Delhi: Cricketer Virat Kohli has broken his silence over the developments in the last few days, including his removal as ODI captain and speculations of a rift between him and Rohit Sharma. The BCCL had announced last week that Rohit Sharma would be the captain of Team India for ODIs and T20s. At a...

Saurashtra batsman Avi Barot dies of heart attack at 29

Rajkot: Former Indian U-19 cricket captain and Ranji player Avi Barot passed away after a severe cardiac arrested on Friday evening. He was 29. His death came as a shock to the entire cricket fraternity. In a statement, Saurashtra Cricket Association said, “Everyone at Saurashtra Cricket Association deeply shocked and saddened on very shocking, untimely...

Cricket Australia won’t host Afghan men if women’s team not allowed to play

Sydney: Standing up for women’s rights in Afghanistan, Cricket Australia has said it will have to cancel the Test match against Afghanistan if women’s team is banned from playing the game. The announcement came in the wake of media reports about Taliban banning women from playing sports that will risk them exposing their body or...

Shikhar Dhawan, wife Ayesha divorce after 9 years of marriage

New Delhi: Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and his wife of nine years, Ayesha Mukherjee, have called it quits in their marriage. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Ayesha said that she was now a two-time divorcee, announcing her divorce from Dhawan. The couple had got married in 2012. In his Instagram post on Wednesday, Shikhar...

Yashpal Sharma, member of ’83 WC-winning Team India, no more

The former cricketer suffered a massive heart attack on Tuesday morning New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Yashpal Sharma, who was part of the team that picked up the World Cup in 1983, passed away after a massive cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning. He was 66. Sharma is survived by his wife Renu, daughters Puja and...

WTC Loss: Virat Kohli says will bring in “right people with right mindset to perform”

India skipper Virat Kohli has expressed displeasure at some players for not showing the right intent to score runs that put pressure on the team resulting in the loss in the World Test Championship final. Notably, Cheteshwar Pujara scored 8 runs off 54 balls in the first innings and consumed 35 balls for his first...

Rajasthan: Former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin escapes unhurt in road accident

Former India’s skipper Mohammed Azharuddin had a miraculous escape as the car he was travelling turned turtle and got badly smashed. The incident happened on Wednesday when Azharuddin was travelling from Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur to spend the New Year at the Ranthambore tiger reserve. He had come from Hyderabad by flight along with three...

Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC chairman

Shashank Manohar’s tenure as the International Cricket Council’s first independent chairman came to an end on Wednesday after he stepped down from the position. Manohar took charge as ICC Chairman in November 2015. “ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down after two, two-year tenures at its helm. The ICC Board met today and agreed that...

Shahid Afridi tests COVID-19 positive, asks fans to pray for him

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has tested positive for COVID-19. Afridi, in a tweet, revealed that he had been feeling unwell since Thursday. He asked his fans and well-wishers to keep him in their prayers and ended his post with ‘hope not out’. “I’ve been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body had been aching badly....

Was subjected to racist comments while playing in IPL: Darren Sammy

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has alleged that he was subjected to racist comments during his stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Sammy’s allegation came after his vociferous support to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign around the world after the killing of African-American George Floyd in the US. “I just learnt...

Not violated lockdown guidelines by playing cricket: Manoj Tiwari

Under fire for allegedly violating lockdown rules and social distancing norms by playing cricket, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has denied any wrongdoing. Speaking to a news agency, Tiwari said he went for the game only after the Union home ministry allowed the stadiums to reopen. “I have always followed social distancing, lockdown norms. MHA...