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Ramakant Achrekar (left), who played only a solitary first-class game, rose to prominence in the 1980s when several of his students made names in Mumbai's local cricket. (Getty) LEGENDARY coach, Ramakant Achrekar, passed away on Wednesday (January 2), aged 87. Achrekar, born in 1932, was a massive figure in Mumbai’s local cricket circuit with sever
The launch of my cricket career in Bermuda could be said to have occurred in earnest during the late summer of 1987 at the very advanced age of 26. The opponents were the touring Barbados Cavaliers side that featured Wayne Daniel, who had played his last Test match for West Indies only three years earlier, and fellow fast bowlers Ottis Gibson and A
Nicholas Pooran JAIPUR: West Indies Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite attracted the highest price for a West Indies player at the Indian Premier League auction here yesterday, as big-hitting left-handers Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran both landed massive contracts for next year’s campaign in the lucrative tournament. The 30-year-old Brathwait
THE EDITOR: I had stopped writing about West Indies cricket a few years now but after reading about the performances of the team in India and now in Bangladesh, compounded by the statement by Kraigg Brathwaite that they let Bangladesh off the hook, I had to pick up my pen again. The WI cricketers are not good, plain and simple. I am fed up with sta
shai Hope smashed a record half-century and Sheldon Cottrell claimed four wickets as West Indies surged to an eight-wicket win in the first T20I over Bangladesh.   Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat, but their innings got off to a disastrous start with all of their top three falling for single figure scores in similar fashion. Each of
India 250 (Pujara 123) and 307 (Pujara 71, Rahane 70, Lyon6-122) beat Australia 235 (Head 72) and 291 (S Marsh 60) by 31 runs Had it done enough to be classed as nerve-jangling? It was certainly engrossing. A wonderful Test match. India secured their first Test victory in Australia since 2008 and lead a series in the country for only the second tim
After the home extravaganza, Ireland will get to play two Test matches - against Afghanistan in Dehradun and against England at Lord's © Getty Ahead of the 10-team World Cup in England in mid-2019, Ireland will play host to four WC participants - England, Windies, Bangladesh and Afghanistan - helping them tune up for the mega tournament while also
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