A Dummies Guide to Cricket

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23,751 total views, 32 views today We respond to some Frequently Asked Questions by cricket newbies in North America Do they actually stop for tea? Do the players only wear whites? Do games really go on for five days? Do some games end without a winner? Our answer is always: Yes, yes, yes and yes but remember, this is true only for the oldest form of cricket. There are shorter versions of the game where these questions are irrelevant. Cricket has come a long way since when it was synonymous with the British…

A day that had (almost) everything

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2,002 total views, no views today The moments that stood out on a wild, edge-of-the-seat Playoff Thursday It was a day packed with action. A day when Vancouver Knights booked a spot in the final, when Brampton Wolves braced themselves for a semi-final on Saturday, when Winnipeg Hawks just about qualified for the game on Saturday, and when Toronto Nationals were eliminated by a hairsbreadth. It rained a bit, then it rained fours and sixes. There were electric catches and magic deliveries. It’s now time to pick the best of the…

Cricketing alumna selected as volunteer at the 2019 Cricket World Cup

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1,406 total views, no views today Sport enthusiast, Fizza Abid, recently returned to the UK to satisfy her dream of attending the Cricket World Cup. Fizza was selected by International Cricket Council (ICC) managers to represent her home country of Pakistan. During the World Cup event, which took place 30 May – 14 July 2019, she held volunteering roles across several teams, including spectator services. Fizza was also awarded the honour of carrying the Pakistan Globe at the World Cup Final match ceremony between England and New Zealand. Reflecting on the…