Free Press Journal
  • England vs India: Indian bowlers are not playing in ‘Spirit of the Game’, says David Willey

    Showing resentment over the style of bowling of Indian bowlers, England all-rounder David Willey has said that Indian bowlers are not following the ‘Spirit of the Game’. He alleged that the act of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav of not completing their deliveries after running is not fair and is not in the ‘Spirit of the Game’.

  • From Australia to Zimbabwe; lowest scores by Test playing nations in history

    We see many records made and broken in cricket, every team and players have been involved in achieving something great, but there are some records which no one is proud of, here are the lowest total runs scored by every cricket team in the history of cricket.

  • I would love to wear diamonds any day, says Mithali Raj

    New Delhi: Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj says being a sport person makes no difference to her love for diamond — she likes to wear precious gemstones. “I think every girl or woman would love to own a diamond set as it personifies the true love and has its own significance. So there is nothing different with me… At the end of the day I am a woman and I

  • ICC to impose ban of 6 Tests or 12 ODIs for ball tampering

    Dublin: The ICC will impose a ban of minimum six Tests or 12 ODIs on ball tampering offenders as it has now been upgraded as a Level 3 offence as per it’s new code of conduct. The decision was taken at its Annual Conference in Dublin which concluded today.

  • ICC launches integrity app to protect spirit and integrity of cricket

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the launch of an integrity app as part of its ongoing commitment to protect the spirit and integrity of the game. The ICC Integrity App will give anyone in the game easy access to information they need to tackle issues relating to anti-corruption and anti-doping.

  • I always feel so welcome in India: Brett Lee

    New Delhi: Former Australian pacer Brett Lee, who is a popular face on Indian television, wants One-day international (ODI) cricket to return to the days when totals in the range of 250-280 were considered competitive. And for that to happen in today’s “batsmen friendly” game, pitches that give bowlers something to work with have to be curated. He says he always feel “so welcomed” in India which has accepted him “as part of

  • Cricket is symbol of ‘hope for treasure’ for Afghan people, says Syed Akbaruddin  

    United Nations: Cricket is a symbol of “hope for treasure” in Afghanistan that is now battered by terrorism springing from safe havens in Pakistan, according to India’s UN Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin. The immortal lines of the Sufi mystic poet Rumi, “Where there is ruin, there is also hope for treasure”, is the source of resilience for the Afghan people, Akbaruddin told the Security Council on Tuesday during a debate on Afghanistan.

  • Two new balls in ODIs is recipe for disaster, says Sachin Tendulkar

    New Delhi: Concerned by a spate of run fests recently, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has criticised the use of two new balls in ODIs, saying it is “a perfect recipe for disaster”. Mostly a reticent commentator, Tendulkar shared his point of view after watching England batsmen go on a rampage against Australia in the last two ODIs.

  • Zero-to-hero is my favourite genre: Filmmaker Omung Kumar

    Mumbai: “Mary Kom” director Omung Kumar, who is re-exploring Manipur for “Yubi Lakpi” a traditional game styled on rugby — says he is most interested in narratives about common people whose life goes through unusual incidents, thereby taking their story from nowhere to the pinnacle of success.

  • England beat Australia by 3 wickets in 1st ODI   

    London: England returned to winning ways after their shock six-run defeat by Scotland with a three-wicket victory over Australia in their one-day international series-opener at The Oval today. However, the world’s top-ranked ODI side made hard work of chasing down a modest target of 215 before finishing on 218 for seven with six overs to spare.

  • England vs Australia 1st ODI: Live scores, Match updates, Commentary

    England is set to host Australia in the first match of the 5-match ODI series at the Oval, London tomorrow. The match is going to see a great struggle between both the team as England is the present top-ranked ODI team while Australia is the former world cup champion.

  • Scotland defeat top-ranked England, bag first ODI victory over Englishmen

    Edinburgh: Scotland enjoyed the greatest victory in their cricket history by holding their nerve to beat world number one-ranked England by six runs in a thrilling one-day international at Edinburgh yesterday. Despite making a mammoth 371 for five, thanks mainly to Calum MacLeod’s brilliant 140 not out, Scotland were in danger of defeat as England’s Jonny Bairstow took advantage of a good pitch and short boundaries at the Grange to make 105.

  • Ramesh Powar

    Cricket’s lost talent! Ramesh Powar: Great first class player who could not achieve big in national squad 

    The Indian cricket team has seen a lot of bowlers who were once part of the national team and were expected to be promising in future, but they lost their way to the squad and were out of the national team. In the pace category, there are a lot of such bowlers. However, there are very few bowlers in the spinner’s category who were part of the national squad and could not

  • Sri Lanka plans tougher laws against match fixing in cricket

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will enact tougher laws and create a special police unit to deal with match-fixing following a TV documentary exposing global corruption in cricket, the sports minister said Thursday. Faiszer Musthapha said existing laws were inadequate to deal with match-fixing and other forms of cheating exposed in the Al Jazeera documentary.