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Sri Lanka becomes first South Asian Nation to criminalize match fixing

Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian nation to criminalise several offences related to match fixing as its parliament passed all three reading of the bill labeled “Prevention of Offences Related to Sports”. The newest legislation covers all sports and it is believed that the recent investigation by Anti Corruption Unit prompted this bill ..

Mithali Raj to complete 20 yrs in international cricket

Indian women’s cricket captain & right-handed batswoman, Mithali Raj has become the 1st female player to complete 20 yrs in international cricket. She achieved the feat while leading India to an emphatic 8-wicket win over South Africa Women in the first ODI at Vadodara on 10th October 2019. Mithali made her ODI debut against Ireland ..

Mohammad Hasnain becomes youngest-ever cricketer to take a hat-trick in T20I

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain has become the youngest-ever cricketer to take a hat-trick in T20I. He achieved the feat against Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international in Lahore.

Megan Schutt becomes first woman to claim two hat-tricks in international cricket

Australian fast bowler Megan Schutt has scripted history by becoming the first woman to claim two hat-tricks in international cricket.  Schutt also became the only woman cricketer from Australia to claim a hat-trick in One Day Internationals (ODIs) in the third ODI against West Indies in Antigua on September 12, 2019.  She had claimed her ..

Lasith Malinga becomes first bowler to take 100 wickets in Twenty20 International cricket

On 9th September 2019, Lasith Malinga from Sri Lanka became the first bowler to claim 100 wickets in Twenty20 International cricket as he struck 4 times with four balls in the third match against New Zealand. He surpassed Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi’s tally of 97 scalps to become the leading T20I wicket-taker. Malinga is known ..

Abdul Qadir, Pakistan’s master leg-spinner passes away

Abdul Qadir Khan (63), Pakistan’s master leg-spinner, has passed away in Lahore on 7th September 2019. He played in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs had a total 368 wickets in his international career. Cricket pundits and writers believe that his biggest achievement was to keep the art of wrist spin alive during the eras of ..

Rashid Khan becomes youngest-ever captain in Test cricket history

On 5th September, Afghanistani leg spinner Rashid Khan (20) has scripted history as he became the youngest-ever Test captain after leading his team against Bangladesh in the one-off Test. Previously, the record was held by former Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Tatenda Taibu. At the age of 19 years and 165 days, Rashid Khan  had also become the ..

Former cricketer VB Chandrasekhar passes away

V.B. Chandrasekhar (57), the former India and Tamil Nadu cricketer, has passed away in Chennai on 15th August 2019. Fondly referred to as VB, he represented India in 7 ODIs, with an innings of 53 being his highest score. In 81 First Class matches, Chandrasekhar notched up 4999 runs at 43.09 with 10 centuries. After ..