INDIA

Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma pay tribute to Azad

Kapil Dev’s coach and the tutor to many Indian internations, Desh Prem Azad, suffered a brief cardiac illness and died in hospital in Mohali on Friday. The news of the 75-year-old’s passing has led Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma to pay tribute.

Muhammad Azharuddin poised to take JKCA coaching role

Former India captain Muhammad Azharuddin has an opportunity to return to cricket as a coach with Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) according to the club’s President, Dr. Farooq Abdullah.

We need third umpire on the field, suggests Trent Woodhill

Trent Woodhill, who recently had a short stint with the Pakistani team as its batting coach and served the New Zealand team as its assistant coach, has suggested the novel idea of having one more on-field umpire.

High scoring Shikhar Dhawan to play for Surrey

Team India’s fast-scoring batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been invited to play for Surrey. The invitation has come from Alistair Brown, whose List A record of 268 runs in an inning for Surrey in 2002, was under threat when Dhawan made mincemeat of South Africa A with 248 on Monday.

Dhawan ‘special’ double flays South Africa A

If Shikhar Dhawan’s appetite for food was as large as his desire for a big score they’d have to wheel him out to bat. He made an A team record score of 248 off 150 balls, now the second-highest List A score ever, in a 39-run win over South Africa A in Pretoria on Monday.

Ramesh Powars from Mumbai to Rajasthan

Ramesh Powar, the 35-year-old off-spinner is to leave his home town of Mumbai to play for Rajasthan in the upcoming Ranji Trophy season. He has signed a two-year deal.