Geneva, Feb 2: The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in packed stadiums next year, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Monday. "I am very, very confident (it) will be incredible, will have the same magic, uniting the world," Infantino said in a virtual press conference in Geneva. "We will be back to where we have to be." The World Cup is scheduled to be held next year between November 21

Abu Dhabi, Feb 2: Northern Warriors defeated Team Abu Dhabi by eight wickets in a nail-biting finish in the second Super League match of the Abu Dhabi T10 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Monday. Chasing Team Abu Dhabi's challenging total of 123 for 3, Warriors hit up the runs through UAE's domestic cricketer Waseem Muhammad's fighting 76 runs off 34 balls with six sixes and seven boundaries

Melbourne, Feb 2: Former Australian fast-bowler and one of the most recognisable characters in world cricket, Merv Hughes, on Tuesday was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. An integral part of Australian cricket's return to the top of the Test Cricket rankings, Hughes' career spanned 53 Tests and 33 ODIs for Australia from 1985-94, taking 212 Test wickets at an average of 28.38

New Delhi, Jan 31: India pacer Jasprit Bumrah's imitation of Anil Kumble's bowling action has got the latter impressed as he said the fast bowler was "pretty close" in pulling off the action. Bumrah is known for bowling toe crushing yorkers and sharp bouncers, but who knew that the pacer can pretty much ace the bowling action of former spinner Kumble. In a video shared by BCCI on Twitter on

The BCCI will not be conducting its premier first-class domestic tournament Ranji Trophy for the first time in 87 years as the parent body opted for the Vijay Hazare Trophy as per the wishes of the majority of the state units. The BCCI will also host the U-19 National One Day tournament for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy and the Women's national 50-over tournament as per a letter sent by BCCI secretary

Kolkata, Jan 28: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly underwent a second round of angioplasty on Thursday and two stents were inserted in coronary arteries. Speaking to media, sources close to the former India skipper confirmed that he underwent a successful angioplasty. "Two stents have been fitted and the angioplasty is successful," the source said. The

London, Jan 28: India will play two four-day warm-up fixtures against an India 'A' side in July ahead of their five-match Test series in England this summer at The County Ground in Northamptonshire. India will lock horns with England in a five-match Test series slated to begin in August 2021. England will host India for five Tests at Trent Bridge, Lord's, Emerald Headingley, the Kia Oval, and

Dubai, Jan 27: India captain Virat Kohli and senior batsman Rohit Sharma retained their number one and two positions respectively in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen, while pacer Jasprit Bumrah remained at the third spot in the bowler's list. Kohli, who had scored 89 and 63 against Australia in his last two ODI appearance, has 870 points to his kitty. Rohit, who missed the tour of Australia due to

Kolkata, Jan 27: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was on Wednesday hospitalised again with discomfort in the chest, less than a month after he underwent angioplasty. The 48-year-old, who underwent angioplasty earlier this month after he was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries, felt "dizzy and slight discomfort in the chest" as he was rushed to a private hospital in the Salt Lake area near

Dubai, Jan 27: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced the introduction of the ICC Player of the Month awards which will "recognise and celebrate the best performances" of both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year. "An independent ICC Voting Academy comprising former players, broadcasters, and journalists from around the