Wisden Cricketers of the Year: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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 ..

Rohit Sharma becomes first-ever batsman to score twin hundreds in his first Test as opener

Rohit Sharma from India has become the first-ever batsman to score hundreds in each innings of his maiden Test as an opener in Visakhapatnam against South Africa.  He also broke the record for most sixes in a Test with 13 hits over the fence & surpassed Pakistan’s Wasim Akram who smashed 12 in a game ..

Ben Stokes named as PCA Player of Year 2019

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been named the 2019 PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association)  Player of the Year award after his splendid show in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and a remarkable unbeaten 135 run to win the third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley. 

Kumar Sangakkara becomes new president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has become the first non-British official to take charge of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) as the President and he will hold the post for one year. His  tenure will include two Tests at Lord’s – against West Indies and Pakistan – and the launch of The Hundred competition.

Sarah Taylor retires from international cricket

England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor, who is regarded as one of the world’s best wicketkeepers, has recently retired from international cricket because of her ongoing battle with anxiety. Sarah made her England debut in 2006 and scored 6,553 international runs. She was also a magnetic keeper behind the stumps, creating waves with her innovative methods that ..

Veteran cricketer Madhavrao Laxmanrao Apte passes away

Veteran cricketer Madhavrao Laxmanrao Apte (86) has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra on 23rd September 2019. He made his Test debut against Pakistan at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai in November 1952 and played his last test against West Indies at Kingston in April 1953. Apte was the Indian opener for 7 ..

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 ..

R Ashwin chosen as July’s PCA player of month

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been chosen as the Professional Cricketers Association’s(PCA) Player for the month of July 2019 for his consistent performances in the county championships. Ashwin signed with Nottinghamshire for six County Championship matches as practice for India’s World Test Championship fixture against West Indies that gets underway later this month. In three ..