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Lehmann to undergo heart operation

kriralok desk: Former Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann will undergo a heart bypass operation after being rushed to hospital on Wednesday suffering chest pains, Cricket Australia reported. The popular former Test batsman was celebrating his 50th birthday watching his son play cricket on the Gold Coast when the health scare occurred, the official cricket.com.au website said. It said he was ...

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New selectors will be appointed

kriralok desk: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to complete the process of picking the national selectors by the end of this month. The Board president, Sourav Ganguly, on Monday, indicated that the newly formed three-member Cricket Advisory Committee — comprising Madan Lal, RP Singh and Sulakshana Naik — will begin the interviews soon. “It ...

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India, Pakistan ready for first semifinal

kriralok desk: Four-time champions India will back themselves to reach their third successive final at the U-19 World Cup when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in a last four clash here on Tuesday. Both teams go into the semifinal unbeaten. While India beat Australia in the quarterfinals, Pakistan outplayed Afghanistan. Pakistan captain Rohail Nazir played down the hype surrounding the game ...

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Barcelona visit Athletic

kriralok desk: Barcelona and Real Madrid avoided each other in the draw for the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Friday. Quique Setien’s men were pitted against Athletic in the last eight, with the game taking place at San Mames next week. Former Athletic defender Andoni Goikoetxea, the club’s representative at the draw, feels home advantage could be key. He said: ...

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World Indoor Athletics championships in China postponed

kriralok desk: The World Indoor Athletics Championships, scheduled for the Chinese city of Nanjing in March, has been postponed until 2021 as a consequence of the coronavirus epidemic, officials said. “It is with regret that we have agreed with the organisers of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing (13-15 March 2020) to postpone the event to March 2021,” the ...

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NZ in do-or-die situation

kriralok desk: Aruthless India is expected to seal its maiden T20 International series win in New Zealand and only a special comeback from the struggling host in the third game here on Wednesday can delay what seems inevitable. India won the twin T20 Internationals in Auckland by margins of six and seven wickets respectively to go 2-0 up in the ...

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IPL to have concussion substitutes from this year

kriralok desk: The Indian Premier League (IPL) will have concussion substitutes from this season, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said on the sidelines of the league’s governing council meeting here on Monday. The tournament will be played from March 29 to May 24. Under the new ICC rule, a player who has been concussed either while batting, bowling or on the ...

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IPL match timings, CAC appointment on BCCI meeting agenda

kriralok desk: The high-profile governing council of the Indian Premier League will on Monday deliberate on commencing the night matches of the upcoming edition at 7.30pm instead of the usual 8pm start. During the meeting in the national capital, the principal office bearers of the BCCI, including president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah, are also expected to finalise the ...

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Khaleel Ahmed ruled out of India A tour

kriralok desk: Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed has fractured the scaphoid bone in his left wrist during India A’s first one-day match against New Zealand A at Lincoln on January 22. At the moment, Khaleel’s hand is in a plaster cast. And he has been ruled out of the remainder of India A’s tour. The National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru will ...

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Mourinho unhappy with timing of Premier League break

kriralok desk: Jose Mourinho is unhappy with the timing of the upcoming break in the Premier League, saying it came “in the wrong moment” for Tottenham. Spurs face Southampton in the FA Cup on Saturday before hosting Manchester City on February 2, and they will have two weeks without a game after taking on the champions. However, they return to ...

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