Spirit Of Cricket

  • Ian Botham to Deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture May 30, 2014

    London: English cricket legend Sir Ian Botham will deliver the 14th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's on September 3. The iconic allrounder turned commentator will become the fourth Englishman to give the address after Geoffrey Boycott in 2005, Christopher Martin-Jenkins in 2007 and Tony Greig in 2012. Botham,...
  • Simon Taufel to deliver MCC Cowdrey Lecture 2013 January 11, 2013

    London: Australian Simon Taufel will this year become the first umpire to give the prestigious MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday. The lecture began in 2001 in memory of former Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Colin Cowdrey, who played a...
  • Greig tells India to put cricket before cash June 27, 2012

    London: Former England captain Tony Greig has urged India to accept the "spirit of cricket is more important than generating billions of dollars". India is cricket's economic powerhouse, driving the finance of the global game through the sponsorship and broadcast deals that derive from the sport's huge popularity in the...
  • India a 'rabble', lack respect: Aus media February 27, 2012

    Hobart: An Australian newspaper on Monday slammed the Indian cricket team as a "rabble with no redeeming features" and lashed out at Sachin Tendulkar's remonstration at being blocked by Brett Lee in his run-out in the triangular series match on Sunday as "woeful". A write-up in Daily Telegraph said that the...
  • Obstructions the talking point of SCG ODI February 26, 2012

    Sydney: On the day he became the first overseas cricketer to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sachin Tendulkar was in the middle of a controversial dismissal that reignited the spirit of cricket debate. The incident occurred during the seventh over of India's chase,...