New Zealand and West Indies aim to shake off rust for round two

Nov 28, 2020 Alagappan Muthu Big Picture The thrill of a fast start. The chaos of a collapse. A fast bowler breathing fire. A T20 maverick standing tall. There were so many good things about the first T20I in Auckland – not least the return of people in the stands and the death of the … Read more New Zealand and West Indies aim to shake off rust for round two

One more member of Pakistan camp tests positive for Covid-19

A seventh positive Covid-19 test has emerged from Pakistan’s touring contingent in New Zealand. The identity of the squad member is not yet clear. Six players – Sarfaraz Ahmed, Rohail Nazir, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Abid Ali and Danish Aziz – had returned positive results from the first tests conducted upon Pakistan’s arrival in New … Read more One more member of Pakistan camp tests positive for Covid-19

FanCode To Stream International Matches From New Zealand In India

FanCode, India”s premier digital sports destination for fans, has collaborated with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and Amazon Prime Video to exclusively live stream all NZC international matches in India for the current season, from November 2020 to March 2021. Starting with the West Indies’ tour of New Zealand on November 27, all the NZC matches … Read more FanCode To Stream International Matches From New Zealand In India

‘We take a dim view of it’ – New Zealand director of public health slams Pakistan Covid protocol breaches

Mixing in hotel hallways, sharing food and not always wearing masks were the clear violations of strict Covid-19 isolation protocols in New Zealand that have led to stark warnings that more breaches could see the entire team being sent back. Sarfaraz Ahmed, Rohail Nazir, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Abid Ali and Danish Aziz returned positive … Read more ‘We take a dim view of it’ – New Zealand director of public health slams Pakistan Covid protocol breaches

Six members of Pakistan contingent in New Zealand test positive for Covid-19

Six members of Pakistan’s touring contingent in New Zealand have tested positive for Covid-19. According to an NZC release, four are new cases, while two of the positive results have been deemed “historical”. It is unclear whether the six who tested positive are players or other members of Pakistan’s touring party. The results are from … Read more Six members of Pakistan contingent in New Zealand test positive for Covid-19

What Australia, India, New Zealand and England need to do to qualify for World Test Championship final

Last week, the ICC finally confirmed the revised methodology to decide the finalists for the inaugural World Test Championship: the two teams with the highest percentage of points earned from those they contested for would play for the title. Going by this calculation, Australia are currently on top of the table with 82.2% of total … Read more What Australia, India, New Zealand and England need to do to qualify for World Test Championship final

Colin de Grandhomme ruled out of West Indies Tests, Ajaz Patel misses opening game

Colin de Grandhomme has been ruled out of the Test series against West Indies due to bone bruising to his right foot and left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel will miss the opening match as he continues to recover from a calf injury. Allrounder Daryl Mitchell, who made his Test debut against England last year, has been … Read more Colin de Grandhomme ruled out of West Indies Tests, Ajaz Patel misses opening game

Pakistan in New Zealand | Pakistan players to face less restrictions: Report

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not allowed families to accompany the players and officials, but according to a report, there will be less restrictions for the touring squad this time around compared to England. The 50-strong Pakistan cricket contingent, which is heading to New Zealand on Monday for a T20 and Test series next … Read more Pakistan in New Zealand | Pakistan players to face less restrictions: Report

The Hindu Explains | Why did India stay out of the RCEP deal?

What were its concerns and is there a possibility of rejoining the grouping later? The story so far: On November 15, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed by 15 countries led by China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and the 10-country ASEAN group. It is billed as one of the world’s largest … Read more The Hindu Explains | Why did India stay out of the RCEP deal?

Lockie Ferguson bides his time even as Kyle Jamieson jumps Test queue

Six New Zealand players who were involved in the IPL and will also feature in the upcoming series against West Indies are currently training in a managed isolation facility in Lincoln. With them are Shane Bond and Brendon McCullum, who were part of the coaching staff at the Mumbai Indians and the Kolkata Knight Riders … Read more Lockie Ferguson bides his time even as Kyle Jamieson jumps Test queue