Cricketer Ben Stokes ‘mocked gay men before nightclub fight’

Cricketer Ben Stokes ‘mocked gay men before nightclub fight’

Image copyright PA Image caption Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Crown Court after the first day of the trial England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked two gay men and flicked a cigarette butt at one of them before brawling with two other men, a court has heard. The Durham all-rounder, who will miss the second Test against […]

Pakistan election: Imran Khan claims victory amid rigging claims

Pakistan election: Imran Khan claims victory amid rigging claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Imran Khan giving his televised speech from his home on the outskirts of Islamabad Former cricketer Imran Khan has claimed victory in Pakistan’s election, amid accusations of vote rigging by rivals. In a television address, he said: “We were successful and we were given a mandate.” His PTI party is […]

Sri Lanka’s Galle cricket stadium risks being demolished

Sri Lanka’s Galle cricket stadium risks being demolished

Image copyright AFP Image caption England fans watch their team play Sri Lanka at Galle Stadium in 2012 One of the world’s most picturesque cricket stadiums is at risk of being demolished because it threatens the heritage status of a nearby fort. Galle cricket stadium, in southern Sri Lanka, is famed for its stunning views […]

Cricketer Basil D’Oliveira awarded freedom of Worcester

Cricketer Basil D’Oliveira awarded freedom of Worcester

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Basil D’Oliveira, fondly known as Dolly, represented England in 44 Test matches Cricket legend Basil D’Oliveira is to be posthumously awarded the freedom of the city of Worcester. Born in South Africa, D’Oliveira moved to England in 1960 because of the lack of opportunities for non-white players. He played […]

Arjun Tendulkar: Sachin's son named in India under-19 squad

Arjun Tendulkar: Sachin's son named in India under-19 squad

Image copyright ABC Image caption Arjun is the only son of Sachin Tendulkar, who also has a older daughter named Sara The son of legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun, has been picked for the national under-19 team. The team will play five one-day internationals and two four-day matches in Sri Lanka in July. Sachin, […]

Cricket Australia chief Sutherland to step down

Cricket Australia chief Sutherland to step down

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Sutherland says his decision was not affected by a ball-tampering scandal Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has announced that he will step down. Mr Sutherland said the “time is right” for him to depart his position, which he has held for 17 years. He denied that his […]