Cricket in India – an alternative story

Many years ago my great uncle relayed to me a story of his youth when he visited India. A test series was to be played…Australia against India in the sub continent. It was the first time my uncle had travelled abroad to watch a test match. He was rowed ashore in Bombay and the game … [Read the full story]

It’s not cricket – now off to jail you go

Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt has been jailed for 30 months for his part in the conspiracy to bowl deliberate no-balls in last year’s Test match against England. Former world number two Test bowler Mohammad Asif, 28, was jailed for one year and bowler Mohammad Amir, 19, has been sentenced to six months. Cricket … [Read the full story]

Sir Garfield can’t honestly be Sober

West Indies cricket great Sir Garfield Sobers has described Shane Warne as overrated, saying he was not the best spinner – or even the best leg-spin bowler – in the game’s history. In the foreword to a new book In a League of Their Own: 100 Cricket Legends Select Their World XI, Sobers writes that … [Read the full story]

Q:Is James Anderson gay? A: Ooooh yes.

Ashes bowler James Anderson is doing his bit to crush the staid image of English cricket by posing naked for a gay magazine. The member of England’s 2009 Ashes winning side has become the first cricketer to appear on the front cover of UK magazine Attitude. Anderson’s public relations company approached the magazine about possibly … [Read the full story]