Free Press Journal
  • Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad reports fixing approach

    Dubai: In a fresh case of corruption in cricket, Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been approached to underperform in the inaugural edition of the Afghan Premier League to be played in Sharjah from October 5 to 23. The offer was made during the ongoing Asia Cup here. Shahzad informed the team management after which the matter was raised with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption unit, according to a report by espncricinfo. “There was

  • Anuja Patil, Jemimah Rodrigues help India women to clinch T20I series against Sri Lanka

    Colombo: Anuja Patil and Jemimah Rodrigues smashed unbeaten half centuries, taking Indian women to a series-sealing win over hosts Sri Lanka in a rain-affected fourth T20 International here on Monday. With the second T20 being washed out, India have now taken a 3-0 lead in the five-match series. The final match will be played on Tuesday. The visitors had also won the preceding ODI against Sri Lanka.

  • Virat Kohli

    Watch: Virat Kohli recalls ‘heartbreaking’ day when his father passed away in his arms

    Virat Kohli is one of the most talented batsman in the world, he became the only third Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. But only some would know, that he displayed tremendous mental and emotional strength when he walked out to bat for Delhi back in 2006, just few hours after he had lost his father.

  • ‘I’ve been made a scapegoat’, says sacked Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s sacked skipper Angelo Mathews accused the country’s cricket board Monday of blaming him solely for the island’s humiliating exit from the Asia Cup. The 31-year-old all-rounder has threatened to retire from the two shorter formats of the game after being dumped on Sunday as captain of Sri Lanka’s one-day international and twenty20 teams.

  • India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan fan reveals the real reason why he sang the Indian national anthem

    India and Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the oldest and cricket fans are mad when the two arch-rivals come face-to-face on the field. And a moment during an India vs Pakistan match in ongoing Asia Cup has gone viral on social media and it’s touching every India-Pakistan cricket fan. A video of a Pakistani fan singing the Indian National Anthem during the country’s match in Asia Cup is doing the rounds and it’s

  • Former BCCI president Biswanath Dutt passes away at 92

    Kolkata: Former BCCI president Biswanath Dutt, best known in Indian cricket fraternity as Jagmohan Dalmiya’s mentor, passed away Monday after suffering from acute lung infection. Dutt was the BCCI president in 1989 after a six-year stint as the vice-president of the parent body from 1982-88.

  • Sri Lanka sacks Angelo Mathews as limited-overs captain ahead of England tour, Chandimal takes over

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s cricket board on Sunday sacked skipper Angelo Mathews on Sunday after the country’s humiliating exit from the Asia Cup, replacing him with Dinesh Chandimal for the upcoming England tour. The board said it asked Mathews to step down as captain of the ODI and T20 teams to clear the way for Chandimal to lead Sri Lanka during the tour.

  • Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh defeat Afghanistan by 3 runs in a close-fought match

    Abu Dhabi: Mustafizur Rahman held his nerve to bowl a fantastic final over as Bangladesh eked out a three-run win over a gutsy Afghanistan to stay afloat in the race for the Asia Cup final. Afghanistan yet again came close to a victory against a top-Asian team but faltered at the finish line, losing plot in the last 10 overs of the chase during Sunday’s match.

  • Asia Cup 2018: With 9-wicket victory over Pakistan, India also smashed these new records, have a look

    In the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 tournament, India defeated Pakistan by 9 wickets at Dubai yesterday. Chasing a 238 target set by Pakistan, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan smashed centuries to bag victory for India. Pakistani bowlers and batsmen failed to make it big, and India managed quite a comfortable win in the end. The match resulted in one of the greatest victories of India over Pakistan. Many new records