India vs England: James Anderson to miss first Test

England skipper Alastair Cook has confirmed that James Anderson will not be playing in the first Test in India as he struggles to recover from a shoulder injury.

Due to a stress fracture in Anderson’s left shoulder right shoulder, the seamer also forced himself out of the current series in Bangladesh.

The 34-year-old recently stated that he was hopeful of returning back to action in India, but he is unlikely to be part of the opening Test to be played in Rajkot on November 9.

Anderson sustained the injury against Sri Lanka earlier this summer, and has not featured since August because of a stress fracture.

He made his Test debut in 2003, and has claimed 463 wickets, makes him the England's leading wicket-taker.

20 October, 2016

Three-year-old son cashes out wining bet worth £50,000 for £7

The unlucky man was twenty-four-year-old Gary Walters from Birmingham. He, as many of us do, placed a longshot football accumulator( for the weekends fixtures, in this case a £10 bet on 13 matches. His excitement was short lived as his son accidently cash the bet out, when playing with the phone. 

The unfortunate cash-out took place after Gary had already predicted 3 results and he then had to sit and watch the other 10 roll in! 

The hapless punter was quoted saying: “I left him in the back seat next to my phone briefly and when I picked up my phone again and got in the front seat it said I had cashed in on £6.99”. 

Already gutted, he watched each result roll in one after the other with no which can only be described as an absolute nightmare”. Despite loosing out on a small fortune, his spirits remained high stating his son was “too young to understand” and therefore it was not worth telling him off. 

Very few people can boast that they have picked 13 correct results, and from Gary success he gained £7 and a story to tell his son in 15 years.
08 October, 2016
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India squad for the first three ODIs against NZ

Indian star batsman Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya both have been recalled to the first three matches of the five-match One Day International series against New Zealand, that gets underway on October 16.

The 15-member squad led by the wicketkeeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who last played his limited over match in Zimbabwe in June.

However, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja both have been ruled out of squad.

The first match will be held in Dharamsala on October 16 followed by the 2nd in Delhi on October 20 while the third will be played at Mohali on October 23.

India Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav.
07 October, 2016

United States Makes Deal on Professional Cricket

United States Makes Deal on Professional Cricket ​One of the World’s Most Viewed Sports Will Arrive in US 

United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) licenses exclusive rights of Franchise T20 Cricket League to Global Sports Ventures, LLC; bringing professional Cricket to the United States.

New York, NY​ (Sept. 29, 2016) – Today, the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) announced exclusive licensing rights for a Franchised T20 Professional Cricket League to Pennsylvania­based sports development company Global Sports Ventures, LLC; bringing and professionalizing the world’s second most popular sport to the United States, and the world’s largest sports economy.

“USACA is thrilled to announce a commercial partnership with Global Sports Ventures, LLC to bring this long adored sport stateside, and are confident in their ability to grow the sport in the United States,” said Gladstone Dainty, President of USACA. “This multi­year, multi million­dollar licensing agreement will change the way the sport is played, followed, watched and administered, and we’re excited to provide for the first time ever annual contracts to our players – both male and female.”

Through a $70 million licensing agreement, Global Sports Ventures, LLC takes the first step in growing the beloved sport in the United States, which boasts the second highest viewership of cricket in the world behind India - with more than 1.4 million people tuning in to view the ICC World Twenty20 competition earlier this year. Based on the high demand of the sport, the development company is prepared to generate hundreds of millions of dollars through partnerships, significantly impacting the sports economy.

Jignesh (Jay) Pandya, president and CEO of Global Sports Ventures, LLC said, “The professional sports landscape is a notoriously tough market to break into, but we’re confident in the strength of the consumer demand in the US. This agreement allows us to grow the world’s second most popular sport right here in our own backyard.”

The deal between the USACA and Global Sports Ventures, LLC will professionalize the game of Cricket in the U.S., providing American athletes the opportunity for a professional career in cricket.

About USACA 
USACA is the national governing body of Cricket in the United States formed in 1965. They are an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the world governing body for Cricket.

About Global Sports Ventures, LLC. 
Global Sports Ventures is dedicated to acquiring, building, and strengthening a network of branded participatory and experience­ based businesses engaged in sports, training, education, entertainment, and consumer lifestyle. Global Sports focuses on emphasizing a positive consumer experience and instilling the core values of discipline, teamwork, safety, respect and integrity.

About Cricket 
Cricket is a bat and ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a Cricket field. At the center of the field is a 22 yard long pitch with a wicket (set of 3 wooden stumps) at each end. One team is designated the batting and the other side bowls (pitches) and fields. The batting team attempts to score as many runs as possible within 120 (T20) legal pitches. Whoever scores the most runs wins.

History of Cricket in America 
Benjamin Franklin formalized the rules of Cricket in 1754 George Washington used to play Cricket (which they called Wicket) in Valley Forge, PA in 1778 The first ever International game (in any sport) was a Cricket match between USA vs. Canada Abe Lincoln attended Chicago versus Milwaukee match in 1849 Cricket was the American sport before the Civil War Baseball Hall of Famers George and Harry Wright both played for the USA Cricket Team Babe Ruth played Cricket in London in 1935

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29 September, 2016

Yuvraj Singh to get married in December

Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is all set to tie the knot with model-turned-actress Hazel Keech in December this year.

Yuvraj's mother Shabnam Singh has revealed that the wedding will be before December 12, which is also the 34-year-old’s birthday.

The couple, who opted for a low-key engagement in Bali, Indonesia, have been dating for quite some time now.

Hazel Keech, who is a model-turned-actress - has acted in the bollywood movies like Billa and Bodyguard.

The wedding function will be held in New Delhi followed by the reception.
25 September, 2016

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