World Cup defeat: India had the stars, New Zealand had the team

World Cup defeat: India had the stars, New Zealand had the team

Image copyright AFP Image caption New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and India’s captain Virat Kohli at the end of play The population of New Zealand is around five million, less than half that of Bangalore, my home city in southern India. Even if you include all the sheep in New Zealand – seven to a […]

India v New Zealand: Old Trafford flight ban for political banners

India v New Zealand: Old Trafford flight ban for political banners

Image copyright AFP Image caption A no-fly zone is in force over Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket stadium A no-fly zone has been put in place over Old Trafford cricket ground to stop political banners being displayed during the ICC World Cup semi-final. Organisers requested a ban to avoid a repeat of messages which appeared during […]

‘Cricket saved me after my family was murdered’

‘Cricket saved me after my family was murdered’

Image copyright Oxford Mail Image caption Morteza Ali: “When I’m on a cricket field I forget about all the worries in my life” Morteza Ali fled Afghanistan aged 14 after the Taliban killed his family. He eventually made his way to England, where he met the man who would become his second father. Welcoming the […]

England v India at the Cricket World Cup: A clash of cultures

England v India at the Cricket World Cup: A clash of cultures

Image copyright Getty Images “It’s so embedded in the culture. The atmosphere that’s created when an India game is on, it just adds to the emotional connection. That’s really why I support India ahead of England.” Pavan Patel, 21, is English-born and bred but during England’s Cricket World Cup match against India on Sunday, he’ll […]

India cricket team’s orange kit plans sparks political row

India cricket team’s orange kit plans sparks political row

Image copyright AFP Image caption The team cannot wear their usual blue kit against England India’s political opposition have criticised rumoured plans for the national cricket team to wear orange in a forthcoming World Cup fixture. Critics say a saffron-coloured reserve kit represents the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of PM Narendra Modi. The Indian cricket […]

Glamorgan Cricket: Club to start repaying Cardiff Council loan

Glamorgan Cricket: Club to start repaying Cardiff Council loan

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption England and Bangladesh drew crowds to Cardiff in the 2019 Cricket World Cup Glamorgan County Cricket Club says it is about to start paying back millions of pounds of Cardiff taxpayers’ money borrowed 13 years ago. Cardiff Council loaned the club £4.5m in 2006 to expand Sophia Gardens so it […]