10 most recent news feeds
- Chris Gayle on top of fastest hundreds list
Chris Gayle, one of the cleanest strikers in modern cricket, recently set a new record for the fastest century in the history of professional cricket with an astonishing century off just 30 balls for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 Indian Premier League. How does Gayle’s feat compare with other rapid centuries?
- PAGE OF SHAME series : A timeline of Match and Spot Fixing activities
What are the sequence of events in the colourful and recent history of activities that has resulted in match-fixing? How are the players undermining the entire essence of cricket in an ever increasing frequency of scandals? This article lists out the timeline of match fixing, spot fixing and the related allegations that has tainted cricket.
- PAGE OF SHAME series: Match-fixing and Spot-fixing taints cricket
Match-fixing and other ways to manipulate the goings-on in cricket is eating away at the entire fabric of the game. The fundamental attraction for millions of fans who follow World Cups and Test matches for the sheer unpredictability of the outcome get cheated with yet another sting operation that reveals more cheats who are playing the game – whilst the ICC stands by haplessly doing too little, too late.
- 2012 ICC T20 WORLD CUP: Preview of the teams and the stars
Belt up cricket fans – the most exciting cricket tournament in the most exciting format is ready to launch in Sri Lanka on 18th September when the hosts, Sri Lanka, take on Zimbabwe in the opening game of the ICC T20 World Cup in the sleepy fishing hamlet of Hambantota on one of the largest cricket playing surfaces in the world.
- Amla is first South African in exclusive Triple Ton Club
Ever since England opener Andy Sandham stroked his way to 325 (640 balls, 28 fours) against the West Indies in the 4th Test of 1930 at Sabina Park, it has been a dream for batsman to crown their career by achieving a triple century in test cricket. Amongst the many greats of the game that did not record a triple are Sachin Tendulkar (Highest score 248 not out), Ricky Ponting (Highest score of 257), Rahul Dravid (Highest score 270) and Allan Border (Highest score 205) – this list comprises 4 of the top 5 run scorers in test cricket, with only Lara making a triple century.
- Is Dinesh Chandimal the real McCoy?
A new ‘star’ has emerged in the Sri Lankan cricketing scene. Well, experts on the game and statistics certainly seem to indicate that Dinesh Chandimal, the right-handed batsman/wicket-keeper, qualifies for this often-misquoted title of ‘star’. Indeed one should be cautious when making such predictions.
- Mankading issue: Bradman's advice to batsmen at the bowlers end
Quite a furore was created in the current CB series game between India and Sri Lanka played in Brisbane when Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne, at the non-striker’s end, was run out by Indian off-spinner Ashwin when the batsman was found to have left the crease before the ball had been delivered.
- A gentleman in a gentleman's game: Farewell to Sam Loxton
Sam Loxton was the oldest living Australia cricketer at the time of his demise at the age of 90.
- White men can't jump. Brown men can't bat, bowl, field or swear!
India and Sri Lanka have been thumped by Australia and South Africa by massive margins in test matches in the past few weeks. “White men can’t jump” was a 1992 American comedy movie about two basketball players – one black and the other white. The insinuation of the title is pretty obvious. Today that famous title is an idiom for those who cannot perform.
- The unsung hero of Sri Lankan cricket passes away
How many can lay claims of having captained his native land, played first-class cricket in England and Australia, captained Cambridge University, M.C.C., and, other than the three Indians (Ranjitsinhji, Duleepsinjhi and the Nawab of Pataudi Sr. who represented England no less) is the only Asian who represented the Gentlemen of England?