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Tendulkar with English county Middlesex launch cricket academy

LONDON: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar announced an association with English county Middlesex to launch an academy to teach young girls and boys about the sport. The children aged between nine and 14 will be put through a comprehensive cricket curriculum at the "Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy" (TMGA). There will be several cricket camps beginning at English school Merchant Taylor's from August 6-9 but then venturing to Mumbai, London and further afield. "The academy will provide young girls and boys between…

Tendulkar: scrap two new-ball ODI rule to revive reverse swing

NEW DELHI: India batting great Sachin Tendulkar says cricket should revisit the rule of using two new balls in one-day games in order to revive the moribund art of reverse swing in the format. Bowlers have often found themselves short-changed since the 2011 decision to have one new ball from each end which, many believe, has rendered the already batsman-friendly format even more lop-sided. The decision meant the ball never gets old enough to generate reverse or aid the spinners, while being easier to score off in the…

Tendulkar wants more opportunities for minnows after Scotland win

Scotland’s historic win over England has led to praise from Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who has called for the sport’s second-tier teams to get more opportunities to prove themselves against top sides. Scotland, who failed to qualify for the 2019 World Cup after the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to limit the tournament to 10 teams, recorded their biggest victory when they beat England, the top-ranked one-day international team, by six runs on Sunday. Read More: Morgan wary of ‘competitive’…

Cricket Australia pokes fun at Tendulkar in birthday wish to Fleming

NEW DELHI: Fans of Sachin Tendulkar were left fuming Tuesday after Cricket Australia poked fun at the "little master" -- revered as a quasi-god in India -- on his 45th birthday. The board posted a video of retired Australian paceman Damien Fleming -- who shares a birthday with Tendulkar -- bowling the Indian great with a quick delivery. "Some @bowlologist gold from the man himself - happy birthday, Damien Fleming!" Cricket Australia quipped in its tongue-in-cheek message. Some @bowlologist gold from the man himself…

Gayle becomes third batsman to hit centuries against 11 countries

HARARE: West Indies' all-rounder Chris Gayle Chris Gayle has joined Hashim Amla and Sachin Tendulkar as only the third batsman in the history of ODI cricket to score centuries against 11 different countries, ICC announced on Wednesday. West Indian star batting all-rounder achieved the milestone during the match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which they won by 60 runs in their opening Group A fixture of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier at the Old Hararians in Harare on Tuesday. On the other hand it was…

Tendulkar finishes first parliament speech thru Facebook after opposition’s protest

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday resorted to Facebook to finish his much-anticipated maiden speech as a parliamentarian after his first attempt was thwarted by chaotic scenes in the upper house. The "little master", widely revered as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, rose to his feet Thursday in India's parliament to give his inaugural address since being awarded an honorary seat in 2012. But the 44-year-old's god-like status in India meant little in the chamber, where he was drowned…

High excitement for Tendulkar movie despite mixed reviews

NEW DELHI: Critics called the new Sachin Tendulkar biopic "hagiographic" but fans of the Indian cricket legend loved the work that hit screens amid nationwide fanfare on Friday. "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", directed by Emmy-nominated British filmmaker James Erskine, brought out throngs of fans from the first day. It has real footage of the right-handed batsman who made his debut for India in 1989 aged just 16, but its claims to reveal the more intimate side of the icon did not impress reviewers. "Sachin: A Billion…