'Cricket-lie' wife attacker who claimed Leics contract offer is jailed

'Cricket-lie' wife attacker who claimed Leics contract offer is jailed

Image copyright Pat Isaacs/Cavendish Image caption Bashir said he “wasn’t listening” when his previous barrister said he was about to sign for Leicestershire A man who admitted attacking his wife with a cricket bat and forcing her to drink bleach has been jailed after a judge said the court was “misled” over a cricket contract. […]

O'Keefe fined for 'inappropriate comments'

O'Keefe fined for 'inappropriate comments'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Stephen O’Keefe has been fined and will undergo counselling Spin bowler Stephen O’Keefe has been fined by Cricket Australia for making “highly inappropriate comments” while under the influence of alcohol. O’Keefe, 32, made the remarks at an end-of-season awards night in Sydney last week. He was fined what Cricket Australia […]

'I'm friends with some of the Australians, but not all of them'

'I'm friends with some of the Australians, but not all of them'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kohli missed the final Test of the series against Australia Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has said comments about his friendship with Australian players have been “blown out of proportion”. He said his comments were not about the “whole Australian team”. Prior to the first Test, Kohli had said […]

Pakistan set for Super League final in Lahore

Pakistan set for Super League final in Lahore

Image copyright AP The Pakistan Super League final takes place this weekend in Lahore. It’s one of the biggest games the country has hosted for years. Who’s playing? Quetta Gladiators, one of the five franchises that make up the Pakistan Super League, have qualified for the final. They will play the winner of Friday’s play-off, […]

Indian legend Sehwag accused of 'bullying' student

Indian legend Sehwag accused of 'bullying' student

Image copyright AP Image caption Virender Sehwag retired from international cricket in 2015 Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag is being accused of trolling a student on Twitter. Gurmehar Kaur has been receiving threats and abuse after her campaign against a right-wing student union. But, Sehwag’s tweet was directed at an earlier campaign, when she said […]

Batter, third & 12th: Aussie official wants gender-neutral names

Batter, third & 12th: Aussie official wants gender-neutral names

An Australian cricket administrator wants terms like batsman, 12th man and third man to be dropped to encourage more women and girls to play the game. Western Australia Cricket Association chief executive Christina Matthews wants them replaced with gender-neutral names like batter, 12th and third. She says that words matter and cricket needs to be […]

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