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Michael Holding gives ‘powerful message’ on racism in cricket, Harsha Bhogle praises Sky Sports

During a broadcast on England vs West Indies Test match Wednesday, Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent discussed racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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BJP’s attempt to ‘flatten Rahul Gandhi’s curve’ and ‘law-abiding’ police officers

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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

IPL in India still first priority, hope 2020 doesn’t end without it: Sourav Ganguly

The BCCI chief said the organisers were considering the option of holding IPL abroad but it would be very expensive.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Cricket Samrat, the magazine that religiously spread the gospel of cricket for 42 years

The Hindi-language cricket magazine was the top-selling sports publication for years has been forced to shut in the wake of the Covid pandemic & lockdown.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan retired from all forms of cricket in January this year | Photo: ANI

Doing your job sincerely is patriotic, not abusing someone on Twitter: Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan opens up about being trolled on social media, the culture within the Indian cricket team and on celebrities staying quiet on controversies.
File photo Sourav Ganguly

IPL 2020 could be held in empty stadiums, says BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

In a letter to all the affiliated units, Ganguly seemed confident of an IPL this year despite its current status of being suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Amit Shah’s ‘high tech’ campaign, and a cheat sheet for accountability

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Resuming cricket in a bio-secure environment is unrealistic, says Rahul Dravid

The former India captain was responding to the England and Wales Cricket Board's plans to set up bio-secure venues to host Pakistan and the West Indies later this summer.
Kapil Dev | Sajid Ali | ThePrint

No spectators, no saliva, no high-fives — new reality in sport is not sports at all

Kapil Dev says no saliva will make life for bowlers more difficult but that doesn't mean some form of 'ball-tampering' should be allowed. Cricket will then become a new ball game.
File image of former Pakistan captain and fast bowler Wasim Akram | Photo: Commons

Match-fixing back to haunt cricket after ex-teammates accuse Pakistan’s Wasim Akram again

Former Pakistan players Aaqib Javed & Aamer Sohail and ex-PCB chairman Khalid Mehmood have alleged that Wasim Akram was involved in match-fixing in the 1990s.

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Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
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This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.


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Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.