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Andre Russell named Most Valuable Player at 2019 IPL tournament

On 12th May 2019, Mumbai Indians became IPL champions for the fourth time after defeating Chennai Super Kings by one run in a thrilling final in Hyderabad. Last ball dismissal of Shardul Thakur by paceman Lasith Malinga registered final win for Mumbai over Chennai. Chasing a victory target of 150 set by Mumbai, Chennai Super ..

Shahid Afridi authors his autobiography “Game Changer”

Pakistan’s former captain and star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has recently released his controversial autobiography, titled ‘Game Changer’. Be it his views on Kashmir, 2010 spot fixing scandal or his age revelation, Afridi has been creating headlines ever since his autobiography was released. It is co-authored by Afridi and journalist Wajahat S Khan and is published ..

Kumar Sangakkara to be 1st non-British President of MCC

Kumar Sangakkara, former Sri Lanka cricket team captain has been appointed as the first non-British president of the Marylebone Cricket Club. Sangakkara will be the first overseas MCC president in the organization’s 233-year history. The wicketkeeper-batsman, whose nomination was announced by current president Anthony Wreford will begin his one-year tenure in October. He is an ..

Kumar Sangakkara becomes first non-British President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

The former Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has become the first non-British President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He will begin his one-year tenure in October 2019 and will succeed Anthony Wreford. His tenure will include two England test matches against West Indies and Pakistan and the launch of The Hundred competition – the England ..

Claire Polosak to be the 1st female umpire to officiate in a men’s ODI

Claire Polosak of Australia will become the 1st female umpire to officiate in a men’s one-day international at the ICC World Cricket League Division 2. She stood in the final between tournament hosts Namibia and Oman. The 31-year-old has overseen 15 women’s ODIs and stood in the semi-final of the Women’s World Twenty20 in 2018.

Claire Polosak becomes first female umpire to stand in a men’s ODI

Claire Polosak from Australia created history by becoming the first female umpire to stand in a men’s One-Day International (ODI). On 27th April 2019, she has officiated the final of the World Cricket League Division 2, between Oman and Namibia, who both secured ODI status after finishing in the top two positions of the table. ..

Poonam Yadav recommended for 2019 Arjuna Award

The BCCI recommended Indian pacers Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and women’s team spinner Poonam Yadav for the 2019 Arjuna award. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) in New Delhi. Bumrah is currently playing in the IPL for Mumbai Indians (MI). He is ..

Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange passed away

Scotland all-rounder cricketer Con de Lange, who had been diagnosed with brain tumor, passed away. He was 38. He was a slow left-armer and middle-order batsman. Lange had played 21 internationals for Scotland, making his debut in a Twenty20 International against Ireland in June 2015. He also played domestic cricket for Cape Cobras and Knights ..