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Bowler once didn't bowl to debutant for 19 minutes in Ashes Test
short by Anmol Sharma / on 10 Aug 2020,Monday
On August 10, 1909, Australia all-rounder Warwick Armstrong kept England debutant Frank Woolley waiting by bowling trial deliveries to his teammates for 19 minutes during an Ashes Test. The then 22-year-old Woolley had come to bat when England were at 187/4 in the first innings. According to the rules at the time, bowlers were allowed to bowl unlimited trial deliveries.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:39 pm on 10 Aug
Former India captain Anil Kumble scored his only international hundred in a Test, his 389th international match across formats, against England on August 10, 2007. Kumble, who had made his international debut in April 1990, scored 110*(193) to help India register 664 runs. Notably, Kumble is the oldest Indian (36 years and 296 days) to score a maiden international hundred.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:36 pm on 10 Aug
India's KN Ananthapadmanabhan has been included in ICC's international panel of umpires following compatriot Nitin Menon's promotion to the elite panel. The former Kerala spinner joins fellow Indians C Shamshuddin, Anil Chaudhary, and Virender Sharma in the international panel and is now eligible to officiate in the ODI and T20 Internationals apart from junior World Cup.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:11 pm on 10 Aug
Vidarbha batsman Faiz Fazal has said he doesn't know why he never played for India after scoring 50+ runs on ODI debut. "I still aim to play for the Indian Test team. Yes, I feel disappointed that I couldn’t continue my place," he added. He further said other people in the circuit should be asked why he wasn't selected again.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:53 pm on 11 Aug
Former WWE wrestler Kamala passes away at the age of 70
short by Anmol Sharma / on 10 Aug 2020,Monday
Former WWE wrestler James Harris, popularly known as Kamala, passed away at the age of 70. In 2011, Harris had his left leg amputated below the knee due to complications of high blood pressure and diabetes. Characterised by an African mask, warpaint and a loincloth, Kamala portrayed a Ugandan warrior carrying a spear and shield.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:10 pm on 10 Aug
Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba entered into an argument with head constable Sonal Gosai in Rajkot after she asked her the reason for not wearing a mask. "While it is a matter of investigation why the issue escalated, we have learnt that both the parties entered into a verbal spat," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manoharsinh Jadeja said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:07 pm on 11 Aug
Bangladesh's 23-year-old fast bowler Mohammad Saifuddin has said that he can't imagine sledging players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. "We don't want to sledge them. We have grown up, seeing them play. Cricket is a gentleman's game and should remain that way. Also, because there’s demerit points, we have to be careful," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:08 pm on 11 Aug
India A and Andhra wicketkeeper KS Bharat tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Anjali after 10 years of dating. Bharat took to Instagram to share a picture with Anjali from their wedding, writing, "We found love...So much to look forward." Congratulating Bharat, cricketer Ankit Kalsi wrote, "Congratulations brotherman...Stay blessed both of you...Long hair remember."
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:23 pm on 10 Aug
Inaugural season of Lanka Premier League postponed to mid-November
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has postponed the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League to the month of November 2020 due to the 14-day mandatory quarantine for anyone entering the island nation. The tournament was set to begin on August 28. "We will play the tournament in mid-November after IPL," said SLC President Shammi Silva.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:32 pm on 11 Aug
England pacer James Anderson has clarified that he has no intention of retiring from Test cricket as of now. "No, absolutely not...I'm still hungry to play the game," the 38-year-old said on being asked about the retirement rumours. On Pakistan Test, where he picked one wicket, Anderson said he felt "out of rhythm" but will "work hard" for second Test.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:13 pm on 10 Aug
COVID-19 positive hockey player Mandeep Singh shifted to hospital
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday said that the Indian hockey team forward Mandeep Singh, who tested positive for COVID-19, has been admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru after his blood oxygen level dropped below normal. The SAI, however, also added that his condition is currently "stable". Mandeep is among the six national players, who tested COVID-19 positive.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:36 pm on 11 Aug
We've got government approval for IPL in UAE: Chairman Brijesh Patel
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 10 Aug 2020,Monday
IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel said that BCCI has received the central government's formal approval to conduct this year's edition of the tournament in the UAE. "Once we had the verbal okay from the government, we had intimated the Emirates Cricket Board. Now we have the papers also," a BCCI official added. IPL 2020 will begin on September 19.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 07:39 pm on 10 Aug
England pacer Stuart Broad has been fined 15% of his match fee for using inappropriate language after dismissing Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah in the second innings of the first Test against Pakistan. Notably, the fine was imposed by Broad's father Chris Broad, who was the ICC match referee in the Test. Broad will also get one demerit point.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:04 pm on 11 Aug
West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell, who is set to make his IPL debut for KXIP in the upcoming edition, has said that he's looking forward to playing under the captaincy of KL Rahul. "I'd be playing alongside Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran...[and] KL Rahul...[who's] a phenomenal cricketer... I am going to give my 120% all the time," he stated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:21 pm on 11 Aug
Baseball teams explore using cameras to detect maskless fans
short by Aishwarya / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Some of the Major League Baseball teams are exploring ways to detect maskless fans at games. They are in talks with a California startup Airspace Systems for the purpose. Their discussions focus on implementing the systems into cameras to identify people without face coverings, with masks hanging from their chins or wearing masks improperly.
short by Aishwarya / 08:15 pm on 11 Aug
We must step up and make do in Stokes' absence: Sibley on Pak Tests
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
On Ben Stokes missing the rest of Pakistan Tests due to family reasons, England opener Dominic Sibley said, "Family comes first...we're supporting him with everything that is going on." "We'll have to make do in his absence...people will have to step up," he added. Stokes will reportedly travel to New Zealand where his father is recovering from an illness.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:35 pm on 11 Aug
Will go with Bumrah: Aakash Chopra on best bowler to bowl a Super Over
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra picked India pacer Jasprit Bumrah ahead of Sunil Narine, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Starc and Lasith Malinga as the best bowler to bowl a Super Over. "Starc may bowl a boundary ball once in a while [but] Bumrah with his accurate slower ones and yorkers and different style of action [is] special," Chopra stated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:13 pm on 11 Aug
Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has termed England's Jos Buttler a "whole package" who should always be in England's Test side. Talking about Buttler's 75-run knock against Pakistan, Warne said the wicketkeeper-batsman "played beautifully" which helped Chris Woakes at the other end. "Buttler trusted himself, said, 'I'm the man, I'm going to get this done'," Warne added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 08:18 pm on 10 Aug
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will file an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports against the reduction of batsman Umar Akmal's ban for failing to report multiple approaches of match-fixing by bookies. Akmal was banned by PCB from all forms of cricket for three years. An independent adjudicator, however, reduced his ban to one and a half years.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:42 pm on 10 Aug
Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul has shared a video of his batting practice on social media with a caption that read, "Music to my ears." So far, Rahul has scored 1,252 runs in 28 matches for KXIP at an average of 54.43. He will captain the franchise for the first time this IPL season, beginning September 19.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:23 pm on 10 Aug
Cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar said that both Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant have "talent" and "potential" in them and "all everyone wants from them is consistency" in the IPL 2020. "It can't be one good innings and then three-four failures...[then] seems that you have just thrown it away," he added. Pant will play for Delhi Capitals while Samson for Rajasthan Royals.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:30 pm on 11 Aug
Spanish club Atletico Madrid have reported two positive coronavirus tests ahead of their Champions League quarter-final match against RB Leipzig on Thursday night in Lisbon. It was not revealed whether the two positive cases involved players or staff members. A fresh round of testing has also been done to determine who can travel to the Portuguese capital for the match.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:51 pm on 10 Aug
Cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja has said that ex-Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed should retire from Test cricket and focus on white-ball cricket. "Once you've been's very difficult to come down and be on the bench," he stated. "He [Sarfaraz] being in the squad also adds pressure on Mohammad Rizwan who knows there's an ex-captain breathing down his neck," Ramiz added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:12 pm on 11 Aug
Karun Nair, who last played for India in 2017, has said that he hasn't been "consistent enough" in the domestic cricket to "put his hand up" for Team India comeback. The 28-year-old, who has played six Tests and two ODIs, however, also claimed that he hasn't got many chances. Karun is second Indian to slam triple hundred in Tests.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:54 pm on 11 Aug
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