Bollywood star Akshay Kumar suggested a new idea of having a mixed cricket team similar to mixed doubles in tennis. “Like there are mixed doubles in tennis, why can’t there be a men and women cricket match against another country?. If this kind of a set-up happens, it will be the biggest set-up ever”, Akshay said. Notably, Akshay attended the Women’s Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s cricket ground in London.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 26, 2017 9:37 AM #AkshayKumar #Cricket
Sushma Verma, Indian women's team wicketkeeper has been reportedly offered the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police by the Himachal Pradesh government. CM Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday said that the state was "proud of her achievement in the international cricket arena". Notably, Sushma, who hails from Shimla, had 15 dismissals, the most by a keeper in this women's World Cup.
By Sri Ram | Jul 25, 2017 7:48 PM #Women #cricket
Ahead of the team’s first Test against Sri Lanka, India cricket skipper Virat Kohli has expressed his happiness over the bond that his teammates share. Kohli said, “The bond within the team is outstanding and that is something that makes me really proud that we are all really close to each other and really enjoy playing alongside each other.” Kohli also said the trust between players is the most special thing apart from cricket performances.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 25, 2017 5:03 PM #ViratKohli #SriLankaTour2017 #IndiaVsSriLanka
Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj will reportedly be presented a BMW car by Former chief selector of the junior Indian cricket team and Hyderabad-based businessman V Chamundeswaranath. Chamundeswaranath, who is also a former skipper of the Andhra Ranji team, had earlier presented a Chevrolet car to Mithali in 2007. Chamundeswaranath also gave BMW cars to PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmarkar and coach Pullela Gopichand last year.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 25, 2017 3:13 PM #MithaliRaj #BMW #WWC17
Worcestershire's Ross Whiteley joined an elite group of batsmen who has hit six sixes in an over. Whiteley hit six sixes in an English County Twenty20 match at Headingley on Sunday. The left-hander achieved this off the bowling of Yorkshire left-arm spinner Karl Carver during the 16th over of Worcestershire's innings. Whiteley scored 65 runs off 26 balls.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 25, 2017 2:38 PM #6Sixes #RossWhiteley #YuvrajSingh
Former India and Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni during the inauguration of the second edition TNPL took a moment to talk about the return of the franchise he led for eight straight years. "We were not here for two years, but our fan following has grown in the last two years. They have stayed with us, and the love and affection was always there. It will get amplified when CSK return to play their first game over here," he added.
By Varun Vasudevan | Jul 24, 2017 10:56 PM #MS Dhoni #Chennai Super Kings #IPL
According to reports, the BCCI is in plans to implement an IPL-like domestic Cricket league for women cricketers in India. "We are in talks of having a Woman’s IPL. It is still on the drawing board. But now we need to look at it seriously. To start with, we need to have a five team affair. It will encourage more cricketers to come out and play," a top BCCI official informed the press.
By Varun Vasudevan | Jul 24, 2017 10:21 PM #BCCI #IPL
Ahead of the first test against Sri Lanka, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed that every Test match was a blessing for him, with the Tamil Nadu man set to wear the whites for the 50th time. Speaking to the press, Ashwin said, “50th Test is something that has come about. I am not able to go back and trace it, but I have been grateful. Every Test match from here is a blessing for me.” Notably, Ashwin, in 49 Tests, has 275 wickets at an average of 25, and nearly 2000 runs to his name.
By Varun Vasudevan | Jul 24, 2017 8:35 PM #Ravichandran Ashwin #SLvsIND #Indian Cricket Team
The Madhya Pradesh government on Monday announced a Rs 50 lakh cash award for the Indian women's cricket team, which finished as runners-up in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup final on Sunday. The state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted that the award will be given to the team at a grand felicitation ceremony in Bhopal. Notably, the BCCI too had earlier announced a cash award of Rs 50 lakh to each member of the women’s squad.
By Varun Vasudevan | Jul 24, 2017 8:31 PM #Cricket World Cup Final #Indian Cricket Team
India ended their World Para Athletics Championship campaign with five medals, including a gold medal in London on Sunday. India collected five medals with a gold, two silver, and two bronze medals to finish outside top-30 in the medal standings. India finished at the joint 32nd place.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 24, 2017 6:38 PM #India
India opener KL Rahul has been ruled out of the first Test against Sri Lanka starting this Wednesday due to viral fever. "The BCCI medical team confirms that opening batsman Mr. KL Rahul is presently down with viral fever. There are no major health concerns and he is making rapid progress, much to the satisfaction of the medical team", the BCCI release said.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 24, 2017 6:36 PM #KLRahul #INDvsSL
The BCCI is reportedly planning a grand felicitation for the Indian women's cricket team despite a heartbreaking loss in the World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday. The date and venue for the felicitation has not been finalised yet. The players will be presented with a cheque of 50 lakh each while the support staff will receive will Rs 25 lakh each, as announced by the BCCI before the final.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 24, 2017 6:34 PM #BCCI #WWC17 #Women'sTeam
After Indian women cricket team won the runner up title in World cup 2017, actor Shah Rukh Khan tweeted that he wished to give the "lovely ladies" a hug. Amitabh Bachchan also congratulated the women's team, tweeting, "Until you loose, you shall never know the joy of victory ! Well played ladies .. Bhartiya Nari Zindabad !! WWC17."
*tweets are not spell checked
By Sri Ram | Jul 24, 2017 3:58 PM #Cricket #Women #India
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday offered woman cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) post in Punjab Police after her impeccable show in the Women's World Cup 2017. "Proud of @ImHarmanpreet, they gave an excellent fight to England in the World Cup final, would be happy to appoint her DSP if she desires", Amarinder tweeted. Notably, Harmanpreet smashed a career-best 171 off 115 balls against Australia in the semi-final.
By Lokesh RV | Jul 24, 2017 1:17 PM #India #HarmanpreetKaur #DSP
After Indian women cricket team lost to England by nine runs in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday, captain Mithali Raj has reportedly said that this is the right time for creating women’s IPL. Raj said Women’s Big Bash League helped Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur immensely. Further, she added, “If you ask me they should have IPL because now is the right time to create that base. Women's cricket is everywhere and they have put up a much better standard than the last World Cup.”
By Vikraman Maniraj | Jul 24, 2017 12:04 PM #WomenWorldCup #India #MithaliRaj #IPL #WBBL
England's women's cricket lifted their fourth World Cup title by defeating team India by nine runs at Lord's Cricket Ground on Sunday. Besides the inaugural edition in 1973, England had won the World Cup in 1993 and 2009 as well. Notably, this was India's second appearance in the Women's World Cup final, having lost to Australia in the 2005 edition.
By Sri Ram | Jul 23, 2017 10:21 PM #Women #cricket
According to reports, Punjab's Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has announced a ₹5 lakh reward for Indian women's cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur. The CM also called Harmanpreet's father Harmandar Singh and praised Kaur's unbeaten 171-run knock against Australia in the semifinals. Singh further said he hopes that Kaur would continue to make the country proud with her contributions.
By Sri Ram | Jul 23, 2017 9:19 PM #Amarinder Singh #Harmanpreet Kaur
Retired Australian legend Matthew Hayden’s side defeated former India and Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni’s side 5-4 in a six-hitting competition before the inaugural fixture of TNPL in Chennai on Saturday. Dhoni hit three consecutive sixes, being the only player from either team to hit a six off each ball. CSK players Lakshmipathy Balaji, Subramaniam Badrinath and Mohit Sharma also participated in the contest.
By Varun Vasudevan | Jul 23, 2017 5:26 PM #TNPL #MS Dhoni #Matthew Hayden
Defending IPL Champions Mumbai Indians have reportedly gifted WWE Champion of Indian descent, Jinder Mahal, a customised jersey of the franchise on Saturday. Upon receiving the jersey, Mahal said, "Hello India, this is your WWE champion Jinder Mahal, and I can't thank Mumbai Indians enough for this custom jersey with my name on it. I take pride in wearing this jersey.”
By Varun Vasudevan | Jul 23, 2017 5:12 PM #Mumbai Indians #WWE #Jinder Mahal
The Indian men's cricket team posted a video on Sunday wishing the women's side luck for their World Cup final against England. The entire men's team, which is on tour in Sri Lanka, are seen standing together in the video, with coach Ravi Shastri says, "Go for it ladies. Give it to the Poms." The team then says in unison, "All the best." Notably, India takes on the hosts England in the final at Lord’s on July 23.