Australia cricket icon Benaud passes away

Apr 10, 2015

Australia cricket icon Benaud passes away

Within hours of his death on Friday, former Australia cricket captain and pioneering television commentator Richie Benaud was described as a “national treasure” and praised by his peers, current players and the country’s prime minister. Benaud, 84, died overnight at a Sydney hospice, surrounded ...

Australian batsman Hughes dies after blow to head

Nov 27, 2014

Australian batsman Hughes dies after blow to head

Australian test batsman Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25. “It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ...

May 16, 2014

Jamaican sprinter Blake yearns for cricket future

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake revealed on Friday that he would like to play for English county cricket team Yorkshire when he ends his athletics career. “I’m OK, you know. I can make the England team,” the 24-year-old double Olympic silver medalist joked on BBC ...

Aug 4, 2013

Pakistan sports hero Khan uses cricket to fight terrorism

Pakistan cricket hero Imran Khan is launching a hunt for sporting talent as a flagship counterterrorism policy in the northwest province governed by his political party, an aide said Friday. “Terrorism has been very destructive for sports. . . . That is why we ...