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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.
Ravindra Jadeja's sword celebration video

Let Ravindra Jadeja flaunt Rajput identity, athletes don’t need to be politically correct

Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s sword-wielding and #RajputBoy assertion has drawn flak, but it’s a harmless indulgence that helps fuel his self-belief.
Ravindra Jadeja's sword celebration video

Ravindra Jadeja must stop being a ‘Rajput boy’ and grow up to be a cricketer

The fact that Jadeja’s clip was going viral on the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti shows how far India stands from realising Ambedkar’s dream of a casteless society.
Cricketer Vinoo Mankad in action | Twitter

Vinoo Mankad, spirited cricketer who gave the world ‘Mankading’ in 1947, right upto 2019

The man from Jamnagar was Wisden's Cricketer of the Year in 1947 and never left the limelight.
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Covid-19 forces BCCI and cricketers to brace for loss of income, pay cuts

With the IPL looking ever likely to be scrapped, the BCCI is staring at massive losses. Will it cut retainerships of players and salaries of staff?
An IPL match (Representational Image) | Bloomberg

Don’t worry, cricket in India will survive the coronavirus disruption

Modern sport, like India itself, is too big to be knocked permanently off its stride by a virus, even one as dangerous as Covid-19.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Should IPL be played in empty stadiums or cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic, travel ban?

Coronavirus has caused disruptions in the sports world. After the India Open badminton tournament, the pandemic now also casts its shadow on the IPL tournament.

When men celebrate women’s day, and ‘interrupted’ TV signal

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Former India opener and top run scorer in domestic cricket Wasim Jaffer | Twitter @WasimJaffer14

Wasim Jaffer, all-time top run-scorer in domestic cricket & former India opener, retires

Jaffer finishes his career as the only batsman to score over 12,000 Ranji Trophy runs, to go with nearly 2,000 runs in 31 Test matches.
Indian indentured labourers were taken to many parts of the British-ruled Caribbean and South America, including Trinidad (pictured) and Guyana | Photo: Wikipedia Commons

New York Times called out for labelling Indo-Guyanese people ‘descendants of farmhands’

Guyanese-American author Gaiutra Bahadur points out that Indo-Guyanese are descended from plantation labourers, asks NYT how it can get ‘basics so wrong’.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
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The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.