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IPL is ‘fantasy cricket’, the best tournament besides World Cup, says Jos Buttler

THE Indian Premier League (IPL) is the best in the world after the ICC World Cups, believes Jos Buttler, noting that the “fantasy cricket”...

Kohli says father refused to bribe way into team

India captain Virat Kohli has told how his late father refused to pay a bribe to get him into a Delhi state junior team...

Shahid Afridi “not a worthy human being who can be called a friend”, says...

An angry Harbhajan Singh called Shahid Afridi unworthy of his friendship, while Yuvraj Singh regretted his call for assistance to the Pakistani player’s charity,...

Australian batmaker apologises to Tendulkar as lawsuit settled

Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar has settled a lawsuit with an Australian bat maker he accused of failing to pay him millions of dollars...

IPL cancellation could cost Indian cricket half a billion dollars

Scrapping the money-spinning Indian Premier League this year because of the coronavirus pandemic would cost more than half a billion dollars, but cutting players’...

Will miss the ‘magical’ buzz of playing in packed stadiums, says Kohli

The magical atmosphere will be missing if the cricket season currently stalled by the Covid-19 pandemic resumes in empty stadiums, India captain Virat Kohli has said. The...

Shoaib Akhtar says he’s willing to coach Indian fast bowlers

FORMER Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar believes coaching is to “spread knowledge” and is ready to train fast bowlers from any country — even if...

Pakistan’s Malik asks for cricket ban to be dropped

Former Pakistani cricket captain Salim Malik pleaded with sporting authorities on Wednesday to drop his lifetime ban and allow him the chance to coach. Malik,...

Dhoni won’t play for India again, says IPL teammate Harbhajan

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said he doesn’t think Mahendra Singh Dhoni will play for India again, adding to the guessing game over the future...

Rashid reveals 2023 World Cup ambition

Adil Rashid has said it would be “lovely” to play in the 2023 World Cup even though the leg-spinner will have turned 35 by...