Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicWomens cricket

Topic: Womens cricket

Cricket in 2021 was more than just a game — racism, ICC indifference to BCCI influence

New Zealand clinched the World Test Championship while Australia won their first Men’s T20 World Cup, but 2021 was defined by questionable governance and a widespread reckoning with racism.

‘Catch of the year’ — Harleen Deol bowls cricket giants over with stunner against England

Sachin Tendulkar & VVS Laxman were among several cricketers who took to Twitter to praise Harleen Deol for her 'brilliant' catch on long-off boundary that dismissed England's Amy Jones.

From idolising Sachin to breaking his record — story of cricket’s rising star Shafali Verma

17-year-old Shafali Verma became the world’s No. 1 batswoman in T20 internationals after smashing 60 runs off just 30 balls against South Africa last week.

It’s time for a women’s IPL — it’ll grow the game and churn out talented, ‘ready’ players

Indian women’s cricket has grown in stature & popularity, but BCCI only organises 4 exhibition matches alongside IPL, while Australia & NZ have popular T20 leagues.

Pune orphanage to ICC Hall of Fame — a look at Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar’s journey

Former Australia captain Lisa Sthalekar is the ninth woman cricketer to reach ICC Hall of Fame. She was only 3 weeks old when her parents adopted her from an orphanage in Pune.

Women’s IPL very much on, plan in place also for national team camp, Sourav Ganguly says

Although BCCI president Ganguly didn't divulge any details, a source said the women's Challenger series is likely to be held between 1-10 November.

India A player among 3 #MeToo complainants as Baroda women’s head coach gets suspended

Coach Atul Bedade, who played 13 ODIs for India in the 1990s, is accused of sexual harassment and public shaming. BCA appoints independent inquiry committee.

Australia win record 5th Women’s T20 World Cup as India collapse under pressure

India, in their maiden ICC Women's T20 World Cup final, were bundled out for 99 while chasing a challenging target of 185 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

With online channels like Hotstar, is women’s cricket finally getting its due in India?

India may have lost the ICC Women's World T20 semi-finals against England, but the ‘Women in Blue’ are gaining popularity and viewership thanks to online live streaming channels like Hotstar.

On Camera

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Afghanistan emerging as a deep security hole. Can Iran’s revolutionary generals see it?

Iran's large but suppressed democratic constituencies are gravely dismayed by losing a key democratic ally and inspiration.
Bagmane Tech Park in Bengaluru | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Why Karnataka got record 45% of India’s total FDI in first half of this financial year

Karnataka could create history this fiscal by trumping Maharashtra, Gujarat & Delhi as India's No. 1 investment destination. It was in 2008-09 that a state last accounted for 45% of total FDI. 

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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