India’s Kohli says father refused to bribe way into team

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 2,831 total views,  1 views today “Virat Kohli lost his father at the age of 18. ©AFP” /> New Delhi (AFP) – India captain Virat Kohli has told how his late father refused to pay a bribe to get him into a Delhi state junior team when he was a teenager. The world’s top ranked one-day batsman did not identify who had demanded the bribe but said he was rejected by the team, a rebuff that left him “broken”. “In my home state…sometimes things happen that are not fair,” the Times of…

Saliva on ball, neutral umpires set to be axed due to virus

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 2,651 total views,  1 views today “Former Australia bowler Ryan Harris shines the ball. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – Cricketers are set to be banned from using saliva to shine the ball due to the coronavirus pandemic, following recommendations by the International Cricket Council. The ICC’s influential cricket committee met via conference call on Monday and made the recommendations after a briefing from the governing body’s medical advisory committee. It was unanimously agreed that the “elevated risk of transmission” caused by polishing the ball using spit meant the traditional method must be…