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All Eyes On Afghan Sensation Rashid Khan As Hyderabad Face Chennai In IPL Final

May 27, 2018 (AFP) — Sunrisers Hyderabad are banking on Afghan sensation Rashid Khan to fire one more time against the Chennai Super Kings in Sunday’s Indian Premier League final. After a string of brilliant performances in India’s cash-rich Twenty20 league, the 19-year-old will be in the spotlight as the Sunrisers seek a second title — and a $4-million prize — against Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Super Kings. Khan’s spin bowling has made him one of the hottest properties in cricket over the past year. But he has shown in theRead More


Sting Operation Reveals Plot to Fix England-Sri Lanka Test in November

Sri Lanka’s Galle International Stadium pitch curator caught in match-fixing sting May 26, 2018 (DESPARDES) — A covert investigation has exposed a plot to fix England’s Test against Sri Lanka in Galle later this year — the sting operation also reveals that the pitch for the Sri Lanka-India Test at the same venue in 2017 was doctored to favor batsmen, An undercover journalist, posing as a businessman looking to place bets, caught a match fixer and the groundsman at Galle International Stadium  agreeing to rig the outcome of England’s first TestRead More


Cricket Is Slow-Bowling Its Way Into The Future Due to Climate Change

“Cricket is slow-bowling its way into the future. It has plenty to lose in a warming world. It also has a moral responsibility to act.” May 17, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Rain-stopped play or pollution-stopped match is not what you want to see if you’re a cricket fan. Could it become an increasingly common sight? The answer is yes, not only in the wet-climate oriented UK but in hot, humid and pollution affected countries — they are on the frontline of climate change. Countries most likely to see “cricket change” inRead More


Tendulkar Reveals How His First Innings Was Almost His Last, Facing These Two Lethal Pakistani Bowlers

May 13, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — In November 1989, a 16-year-old Indian batsman made his way nervously to the crease to face the might of the Pakistani bowling attack believing his first innings in Karachi would also be his last. Sachin Tendulkar, dubbed as the God of cricket in India, went on to have one of the greatest careers in the history of the sport, but in a recent interview he has spoken about the nightmarish experience of facing the devastating pace duo of Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram on hisRead More


Gautam Gambhir Wants India to Ban Pakistanis From All Industries

April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has said that India should ban Pakistanis from all industries, including music and film industries instead of just focusing on ending cricketing ties between the two countries. Gambhir said conditional boycott is not enough for improving India-Pakistan relations. “Merely boycotting cricketing ties with Pakistan will not help. If a ban is imposed, it should be in all sectors, be it films, music or any other. Nobody from Pakistan should be provided an opportunity to perform in India unless the relations betweenRead More