Cricket Fans

  • Sri Lanka cricket fan suffers heart attack after betting on India April 7, 2014

    A Sri Lankan fruit seller suffered a massive heart attack and died after he lost a USD300 bet that India would win the cricket T20 WC tournament, police said Monday. SP Kumara placed the 40,000-rupee bet on the eve of Sunday's final, wrongly predicting that Sri Lanka would repeat their "choking"...
  • Bangladeshi cricket fans face ban for waving rivals' flags March 25, 2014

    Dhaka: The Bangladeshi hosts of cricket's World Twenty20 threatened to ban local supporters on Tuesday from stadiums if they were seen carrying the flags of any of the other teams competing in the tournament. The order came after an outcry over images of locals waving Pakistani flags during the recently...
  • It is a shame that Dhoni can't speak his mind: Jamie Alter May 29, 2013

    MS Dhoni's non-chalant smile and no response to questions about the IPL fixing scandal at a BCCI press conference has not been well received by Indian cricket fans. So, is BCCI putting pressure on the Indian cricket skipper who also captains the 'under-the-scanner' Chennai Super Kings? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter...
  • Fans are excited about Indo-Pak series July 16, 2012

    After the BCCI announced the revival of Indo-Pak bilateral series, cricket fans of both the countries are excited. ...
  • Pakistan's cricket fans proud of team March 31, 2011

    Cricket fans in Pakistan are feeling unhappy but not completely defeated. They believe that in the future, Afridi and his boys will bring back the pride of Pakistan cricket. ...
  • England cricket chief asks fans to spare Ponting August 5, 2009

    London: Giles Clarke, chairman of the England and the Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has said that he will plead with the fans not to jeer at Australian captain Ricky Ponting during the fourth Ashes Test at Headingly. Ponting was booed by the crowd during the drawn third Test at Edgbaston and...
  • Aussie fans ask their cricketers to behave, play fair June 26, 2009

    Sydney: Australian cricket fans have asked Ricky Ponting's team not to sledge, swear, cheat and spit during the Ashes series starting next month in England. Cricket Australia (CA) sent the results of a survey conducted among the fans to all the contracted players. The cricketers have to follow the guidelines sent...
  • Kolkata prisoners on hunger strike to watch IPL April 20, 2009

    Kolkata: Hundreds of prisoners in a jail in Kolkata went on a hunger strike after authorities refused to allow inmates to watch Indian Premier League (IPL) on cable television, officials said on Monday. About 500 prisoners had requested cable television to watch the IPL, a Twenty20 cricket tournament being played in...
  • For the love of cricket, Brits make Indian journey January 15, 2009

    They travelled to India to watch cricket but stayed back and learned a lot more. Meet two cricket fans from England who undertook a different journey. ...
  • Dead Pak cricket fan had sensitive documents: India March 13, 2008

    Islamabad: A Pakistani who went to India to watch a cricket match in 2005 but was later arrested and died in an Indian prison was found with "sensitive documents" and was not tortured, Indian Government said on Thursday. Pakistan said on Wednesday that it had asked India to explain why...
  • Pak claims India tortured cricket fan, wants answer March 12, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan has asked India to explain why one of its nationals, who went to India to watch a cricket match in 2005, was arrested and later died in an Indian prison, a Foreign Office spokesman said on Wednesday. Khalid Mahmood, 30, died on February 12 but his family in...
  • Pakistan buries 'cricket fan' held in India March 12, 2008

    Islamabad: A Pakistani man, who had lost his passport in India while there to watch cricket in 2005, was buried on Tuesday a day after his body was sent home from India where he had been imprisoned as a spy, his brother said. Khalid Mahmood died in an Indian prison...
  • Pak cricket fans caught with drugs October 27, 2006

    Islamabad: Nine Pakistani cricket fans, including three women, on their way to watch the ICC Champions Trophy matches in India have been caught with eight kg of heroin at the Wagah border checkpost. Pakistan's Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) carried out the operation at Zero Point dividing the India-Pakistan border in Punjab following...