Noor Al Yemen triumphed in the 45th edition of the Bukhatir Premier League after an enthralling 13 run win over Chemie Tech in the final at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday. Waleed Bukhatir, Vice-Chairman of the Sharjah Cricket Club and Mazhar Khan, manager of Sharjah Cricket Club, were present at the final and gave away the prizes.
India’s Virat Kohli has gone to bat for his former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying it was unfortunate to see so many people going after the veteran player. Dhoni, 37, led India to World Cup victory at home in 2011 but his patchy form in recent times has led critics to question the wicketkeeper-batsman’s place on the side.
Steve Smith (59 not out) played a captain’s knock as Rajasthan Royals (RR) kept their play-off hopes alive after defeating Mumbai Indians (MI) by 5 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Saturday.
After clinching a morale-boosting win against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to continue with the momentum and keep their slim chances of making it to the play-offs alive when they take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
The 20-year-old is a key wicket taking option for Pakistan in the ten-team World Cup in England and Wales that starts May 30.
Captain Aaron Finch warned Australia will embark on their World Cup defence next month with confidence riding high after completing an ODI sweep against Pakistan on Sunday hot on the heels of a series victory in India.
Virat Kohli-led India have retained the ICC Test Championship Mace and won the purse of $1 million for a third year running after finishing at the top of the ICC Test Team rankings on the cut-off date of April, while New Zealand have ensured second place.
Hosts Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) won their second match on the trot at home, when they beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by 14
Chennai Super King captain MS Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.