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Afridi feels honoured to be leading ICC World XI

London: A galaxy of former and current stars will be in action at the iconic Lord’s on Thursday to play an exhibition match between the ICC World XI and the West Indies and help raise funds for the refurbishment of five cricket stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

Royals’ Kulkarni wants to carry the momentum

Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals pacer Dhawal Kulkarni expressed confidence that his team can beat Kolkata Knight Riders, riding on the momentum of registering three back-to-back victories in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

PCB in talks with Australia, NZ for a possible tour to Pakistan

Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in talks with Australia and New Zealand for a possible tour here later this year.

Public scrutiny of personal life uncomfortable for Kohli

New Delhi: From the time he was dating actress Anushka Sharma to his wedding in Italy and even now — months after the two tied the knot — prying paparazzi and public scrutiny of Virat Kohli’s life has not stopped.

Sri Lanka’s De Silva quits tour after dad shot dead

Dhananjaya de Silva's politician father, Ranjan, gunned down in Colombo suburbs Image Credit: AP Dhananjaya De Silva Colombo: The father of Sri Lankan cricket all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said.

Morgan to lead against Australia, Scotland

London: England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has been included in the One Day International (ODI) squad to face Australia and Scotland despite suffering a finger injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Wednesday.

Kabaddi to become an Olympic sport soon: Rathore

Dubai: “Kabaddi will soon become a global sport,” remarked India’s Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

Herath mulling retirement in November

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath might retire from international cricket after the three-match Test series against England in November, the left-arm spinner has said.

Kolkata face Punjab in must-win tie

Indore: Kings XI Punjab will be aiming to consolidate their position in the top three of the Indian Premier League points table when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Holkar Cricket Stadium on Saturday.


Virat Kohli superfan makes doomed 10,000 mile trip to meet idol

A cricket superfan has undertaken a mammoth journey from Chennai to Guildford in a doomed bid to meet his hero, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli.