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England skipper Morgan signs up for South African T20 tournament

England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan has been unveiled as one of eight "marquee" players for South Africa’s new domestic Twenty20 competition to be played in November and December this year. Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Thursday that Morgan has signed up for the first two seasons of the tournament, along with two South African-born past and present England ...

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Scintilla CC star donates sponsorship fee to club

Emdad Rahman One year ago swashbuckling Scintilla Cricket Club star Ashraful Islam Johnny almost died after contracting Tuberculosis of the brain. Because if the complex nature of his illness he talented opener was hospitalised for 6 months and it was touch and go whether he would survive. Johnny's condition is rare and complex, and for more than a year he ...

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Badminton England blames funding cuts for tournament withdrawal

    Badminton England has withdrawn from May’s World Mixed Team Championships citing government funding cuts. In February, Badminton was among seven Olympic sports to lose fundingdespite Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis winning doubles bronze at Rio 2016. “We are working through an unprecedented financial situation as a consequence of the recent funding decisions,” Badminton England performance director Jon Austin said. The ...

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka: First T20I in Colombo

  Bangladesh have put up a competitive 155 for 6 in the first Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka, thanks to a rapid start and some late resolve from Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain. Electing to bat first after their skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza announced his retirement from the format, Bangladesh lost Tamim Iqbal early at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo ...

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Scintilla Cricket Club celebrate a decade of excellence

Md Ismael The East Ham Conservative Club was the venue as Scintilla Cricket Club held its tenth birthday amidst much fanfare and celebration. The Barking & Dagenham and Dagenham Club started its illustrious journey from humble roots when in 2006 a small group of avid cricket players started and participated in a social cricket playing get together every week at ...

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Venus sweeps into Indian Wells fourth round

  Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams booked a fourth-round berth at the Indian Wells WTA hard court tournament on Monday with a straight-sets win over Czech Lucie Safarova.   Williams, seeded 12th in her second tournament since a runner-up finish to her sister Serena in the Australian Open in January, had saved three match points en route to a ...

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Virat Kohli needs to keep his emotions in check, says Ian Chappell

  The legendary Australian cricketer Ian Chappell said India captain Virat Kohli needs to keep his emotions in check.   “If I had one criticism of Indian captain Virat Kohli it’s that he’s a bit too emotional. I’ve always thought as a captain that it’s best if you keep your display of emotions pretty even, but he doesn’t”, the former ...

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Golf: Wie leads after third round of Women’s Champions tournament

4th March, 2017 Michelle Wie shot a brilliant third round of five-under-par 67 on Saturday to open up a two-stroke lead heading into the final day of the HSBC Women’s Champions tournament in Singapore. The 27-year-old American, chasing her first LPGA title since she won the 2014 US Open, posted her third straight sub-70 round to get to 14-under 202 ...

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Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo Awards

  India Test skipper Virat Kohli has been named as the ‘Captain of the Year’ at the 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards, PTI reports.   Kohli led India to nine wins out of 12 Tests in the year gone-by.   Englishman Ben Stokes won the Test Batting Performance of the Year for his incredible counterattacking innings of 258 runs off 198 ...

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