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Second edition of Street Child Cricket World Cup to be held in India in 2023

Street Child Cricket World Cup
The second edition of Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCWC) will be held in India ahead of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in 2023, child rights body ‘Save the Children’ said. The event follows the Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019 which took place in London and Cambridge, with the finals at Lord's, the body said in a...

Germany’s Indian-origin female cricketer creates history

Germany’s Indian-origin female cricketer Anuradha Doddaballapur notched up four wickets of as many deliveries as they beat Austria by 137 runs. (Source: Anuradha Doddaballapur/Twitter)
Germany’s Indian-origin female cricketer and captain Anuradha Doddaballapur, a right-arm medium pacer, created history on Friday by notching up four wickets of as many deliveries as they beat Austria by 137 runs in the 4th T20I of their Austrian tour. This is the first time in Women’s T20I cricket that a bowler has taken four wickets from four consecutive deliveries. Anuradha...

2022 going to be the biggest year for Indian women’s cricket team

Indian players celebrate their win against Bangladesh during ICC Women's Twenty20 2016 Cricket World Cup match in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. India won the match by 72 runs. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India on Friday retained the right to host the 2021 T20 World Cup while Australia will conduct this year's postponed edition in 2022, the ICC announced after its board meeting, straightening out a schedule that went topsy-turvy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given this update, 2022 is going to be the biggest year for Indian women's cricket team with the...

India’s wheelchair cricketers look towards BCCI President Ganguly

Indian wheelchair cricketers feel that the way BCCI lifted the profile of women's game in India, the parent body can help them too.
Not all cricketers, who wear the India jersey, are privileged. Especially, if they are disabled players, waiting for the BCCI to take them under its wings. India's wicket-keeper batsman Nirmal Singh Dhillon, who hails from Moga in Punjab, is making ends meet by selling milk while fast bowler Santosh Ranjagane repairs two-wheelers at a workshop in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Then there...

Nike’s powerful “You can’t stop us” ad features Indian women’s cricket team

Indian women's cricket team (Source- BCCI)
Nike are renowned for powerful campaigns, but their latest project might just be their best yet. The American sportswear giants have released the 'You Can't Stop Us' commercial which focuses on race, equality and even touches on the Black Lives Matter movement. The incredibly compelling advert features some of the biggest sports stars on the planet including Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James,...

Hima Das keeps herself fit by playing cricket at NIS Patiala

Hima Das
She became the first Indian woman to win gold at the World Junior Athletics Meet just two years ago. Indian sprinter Hima Das is yet to qualify for the Olympics following delay imposed by coronavirus pandemic. But Das is taking it easy. Hima keeps herself fit by playing cricket and cycling at the national camp in Patiala. "There is no competition...

COVID-19 may have pushed back growth of women’s cricket by 2 years: Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj
Legendary Indian skipper Mithali Raj feels the COVID-19 forced break may have pushed back the growth of women's cricket by at least two years. Mithali, Indian women's ODI captain and the world's highest run-getter in 50-over cricket, also said that a full-fledged women's IPL is still at least three years away although a fourth team can be added for...

My11Circle brings back “Beat the Expert” Fantasy cricket contest with Saurav Ganguly

My11Circle, the fantasy sports platform of leading online gaming company Games24x7, today announced the launch of India's favourite “Beat the Expert” contest ahead of the England - West Indies three-Test series. Taking the fantasy gameplay experience to the next level in 2019, My11Circle introduced the "Beat the Expert" contest — the only fantasy sports contest that allows a player to...

Jaipur to get world’s 3rd largest cricket stadium with 75,000 capacity

Jaipur Cricket Stadium
Rajasthan Cricket Association is planning to construct a state-of-the-art 75,000 seater swanky stadium near state capital, secretary Mahendra Sharma said on Saturday. When completed, it will be the third largest cricket stadium in the world after reconstructed Motera (1.10 lakh) and the MCG (just over 100,000). It is learnt that a new stadium is brainchild of RCA president Vaibhav Gehlot, son...

Cricketer Shikha Pandey’s blog is our aspiration on World Sports Journalists Day

Shikha Pandey (Source: Twitter/Shikha Pandey)
July 2 marks the event of World Sports Journalists Day. This day also commemorates the establishment of the International Sports Press Association (abbreviated AIPS from its French name) which occurred in 1924 during the Olympics that were being held in Paris. Top many Indian sportspersons took to their social media handles to celebrate their love for sports journalists, cricketer...