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May 21, 2020

CSA to create ‘Support Fund’ to help cricket industry and vulnerable

Johannesburg , May 21 (ANI): The Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday outlined plans to get the game moving again in dealing with the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented and announced to create a 'Support Fund' to help those in distress and also shared ongoing plans for the Proteas to host India in the coming months.In a tele-press conference that featured CSA's Acting Chief Executive, Dr Jacques Faul, Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shuaib Manjra, as well as South African…

Ganguly best positioned to lead ICC, says Graeme Smith

Cape Town , May 21 (ANI): South Africa's director of cricket, Graeme Smith on Thursday backed former India skipper Sourav Ganguly as the next president of the International Cricket Council (ICC).Ganguly is currently the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).However, ICC's current chairperson Shashank Manohar is expected to step down in June and since the post of president will be vacant, Smith has gotten behind Ganguly."Now it is even more important to have someone in a role who can provide leadership…

Kieron Pollard, Faheem Ashraf’s Northamptonshire contracts cancelled

Northampton , May 21 (ANI): English county cricket club Northamptonshire on Thursday cancelled the contracts of Faheem Ashraf and Kieron Pollard after a mutual agreement between the club, players and their management.Faheem was due to spend the first half of the season at The County Ground, with Pollard set to feature for the Steelbacks in the Vitality Blast."It's obviously really disappointing as they're superb players and there was a real buzz around them joining the squad. I'd really like to thank the players and their…

CGF shares self-assessment tool to all CGA to apply for Birmingham 2022 team preparation grant

London , May 21 (ANI): The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on Thursday shared self-assessment tool and grant application form to all Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) to apply for the Birmingham 2022 Team Preparation Grant."The CGF recognises that many CGAs, especially those who are smaller or less well-financed, rely on this grant to support their athletes' preparation for the Games. To help the Development Team better understand each CGA's circumstance and recognising that 'one-size doesn't fit all,' an easy to use…

Michael Jordon, Vivian Richards have similar qualities: Wasim Jaffer

New Delhi , May 21 (ANI): Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer on Thursday compared the basketball legend Michael Jordon to West Indies' great batsman Vivian Richards and said that both of them have similar qualities.Earlier this week, a documentary on Michael Jordon titled 'The Last Dance' concluded on Netflix, and ever since the premiere of the documentary, everyone has been bowled by the journey of Jordon and Chicago Bulls."When people look at best sportsmen ever Michael Jordan will always be up there. The self-belief,…
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