0 Have your say Yorkshire have confirmed that Indian Test star Cheteshwar Pujara will return to Headingley for the new Championship season. The 29-year-old, who will share overseas duties with New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, is set to arrive in the UK just in time for the Leeds Bradford MCCU fixture on April 7.Despite a deal for the Rajkot-born right-hander being struck several weeks ago, the club’s announcement has been purposely delayed until after the Indian Premier League auction. During that time, The Board of Control for Cricket in India have scheduled a one-off Test against Afghanistan in Bengaluru, from June 14-18, with Pujara set to depart for his home country after the Royal London 50-Over clash at Lancashire, but more crucially returning in time for the away trip to Hampshire, in the Specsavers County Championship, on June 20.There is also potential for Pujara to stay on after the India's summer Test tour to play the final home fixture against Hampshire … [Read more...] about Cricket: Yorkshire confirm return of Indian Test star Cheteshwar Pujara
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Facebook has hired the former chief executive of Eurosport in another effort to bring live sport to the social media platform. According to the Guardian, Peter Hutton has signed to push through mega-money contracts to exclusively secure coverage for Facebook. Hutton will leave Eurosport once the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea finishes (25 February). Facebook attempted to sign the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket to exclusive streaming rights for £433m on September 2017. It fell well short of the eventual selling price of £197bn, which was put in by Rupert Murdoch's Star India. The contract lasts until 2022. Bids are currently being taken for the rights to Premier League football from 2019 until 2022. The competition is expecting to net around £6bn for the TV and digital rights and Facebook are expected to bid. Amazon is also rumoured to be submitting an offer. Companies have until 9 February to enter the bidding war. Premier League football matches are … [Read more...] about Facebook sets sights on Premier League streaming as it hires Eurosport veteran to drive deals
CRICKET chiefs launched a probe today after The Sun handed over a bombshell dossier on attempts to fix the Third Ashes Test.Two bookies offered to sell us details of rigged periods of play which could be bet on to win millions of pounds.They asked for up to £140,000 to “spot fix” markets such as the exact amount of runs scored in an over.The Indian Mr Big said: “Before match. I will tell you this over, this runs and then you have to put all the bets on that over.”Asked if it was a good source he said: “Absolutely correct information.”The pair said corrupt players “signal” the fix is on by making a subtle gesture on the field, such as changing their gloves.Spotters in the crowd then tell bookies who quickly bet millions into the underground Indian market.The pair reeled off players they say work as their “puppets”.They also claimed to be working with a fixer in Australian cricket known as The Silent Man.He is said to work … [Read more...] about Ashes 2017/18 third test: We smash bookies’ multi-million pound plot to rig today’s England test match in Perth
CRY havoc and let slip the dogs of war, as old Billy Shakespeare once wrote.And how right he was.The Bard would have loved The Ashes — its unique mix of tragedy, comedy and history appealing precisely to his sense of theatre.And as every drama needs a villain, it must soon be time for Ben Stokes.In a wonderful piece of gunboat diplomacy, England’s all-rounder has been moved from his naughty step and stationed in New Zealand, just across the Tasman Sea from the main action.There he is expected to turn out for Kiwi state side Canterbury this Sunday in his first match since the street brawl in Bristol in September which got him arrested and suspended.The Aussies, who fear Stokes above all else, will be apoplectic if he turns up for any part in this series — which is exactly why he must play in the Third Test in Perth, after a warm-up in New Zealand.When the Jonny Bairstow head-butt storm erupted late in the First Test at the Gabba, logic dictated another England … [Read more...] about Ashes 2017-18: England need Ben Stokes to save their Ashes dream – it’s no time for scruples
CRY havoc and let slip the dogs of war, as old Billy Shakespeare once wrote.And how right he was.The Bard would have loved The Ashes — its unique mix of tragedy, comedy and history appealing precisely to his sense of theatre.And as every drama needs a villain, it must soon be time for Ben Stokes.In a wonderful piece of gunboat diplomacy, England’s all-rounder has been moved from his naughty step and stationed in New Zealand, just across the Tasman Sea from the main action.There he is expected to turn out for Kiwi state side Canterbury this Sunday in his first match since the street brawl in Bristol in September which got him arrested and suspended.The Aussies, who fear Stokes above all else, will be apoplectic if he turns up for any part in this series — which is exactly why he must play in the Third Test in Perth, after a warm-up in New Zealand.When the Jonny Bairstow head-butt storm erupted late in the First Test at the Gabba, logic dictated another England … [Read more...] about Ashes 2017-18: England must call on Ben Stokes to save their Ashes dream – it’s no time for scruples
MUMBAI INDIANS won the Indian Premier League for the third time after a heart-stopping win over Rising Pune Supergiant in Sunday's final.Rohit Sharma's men defended their total of 129 for eight as they pulled off a one-run victory in Hyderabad.Here are all the results from the IPL 2017 tournament. For all the latest cricket news and results visit our dedicated cricket section (All times BST)May 16 3.30pm - Qualifier 1: Rising Pune Supergiant beat Mumbai Indians by 20 runsMay 17 3.30pm - Eliminator: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets (DL meth0d)May 19 3.30pm - Qualifier 2: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wicketsMay 21 3.30pm - Final: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Mumbai Indians Apr 5 3.30pm - Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs Apr 6 3.30pm - Rising Pune Supergiant beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets Apr 7 3.30pm - Kolkata Knight Riders beat Gujarat Lions by 10 … [Read more...] about IPL final 2017: Mumbai Indians win Indian Premier League title after one-run victory against Rising Pune Supergiant
THE best domestic T20 tournament is underway with the world's best cricketers gathered in Asia for the Indian Premier League.This year marks the 10th edition of the hard-hitting, fast-paced competition in India.Here is all you need to know about the event, including how to watch it. For all the latest cricket news and results visit our dedicated cricket section When is the Indian Premier League?The 2017 IPL began on Wednesday April 5 and will run until Sunday May 21.It will be played at cricket venues all across India - not just the home cities for the eight competing teams.How many matches are there and what time do they start?There are 60 matches in total including the play-offs in May.Most of the matches begin at 8pm in India, which is 3.30pm for people in the UK.There are, though, the odd double headers with two games in a day, in which case one will be on at 11.30am BST.How can I watch?The tournament is being broadcast by Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.Sky customers can … [Read more...] about IPL 2017: What TV channel is the Indian Premier League on? When do playoffs start? When is the final?
THE Indian Premier League is the most exciting Twenty20 cricket tournament on the calendar, taking place between April and May, with Sunrisers Hyderabad the reigning champions.Some of the biggest stars in cricket – like Ben Stokes, Ishant Sharma, Eoin Morgan and Kagiso Rabada - compete, with England international Stokes playing this year for Rising Pune Supergiants.The 2017 IPL is sponsored by Vivo and will have the opening game and grand final played in Hyderabad, the home of the reigning champions.The same eight sides from 2016 are returning to play across ten venues including stadiums in Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.The teams competing are Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.The top four teams from the league will then go into a play-off which will determine the finalists and eventual winner.The first tournament was in 2008, which was won … [Read more...] about Indian Premier League: What is the IPL, who are the big stars mixing it with Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills – and what’s the schedule?
TYMAL MILLS revealed his life changed in just seconds after his incredible £1.4million Indian Premier League price tag.Mills — the Sussex fast bowler who once feared he might die because of a chronic back problem — was yesterday signed by star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore.And England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the highest-paid overseas player in the history of the IPL when Rising Pune Supergiants coughed up £1.7m. Keep up to date with ALL the cricket newsBoth Mills and Stokes will earn more in a few weeks than Test captain Joe Root will make in 2017 for playing all three formats for England.Mills, speaking from the UAE where he is playing in the Pakistan Super League, said: “I can’t believe it. I can’t put into words what happened. I didn’t see this coming and it took a while to sink in. It’s been a crazy day.“When my turn came, I was pretty nervous. I put myself in at the lowest base price because I … [Read more...] about Tymal Mills reveals his incredible £1.4m Indian Premier League price tag changed his life in just seconds
IT’S time for out with old and in with the new as SunSport pulls the curtain up on all the major sporting events for 2017.Most of them take place in England and Wales, with the Champions League final coming to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on June 3 and the World Athletics Championships under starter’s orders at the London Stadium between August 4-13.There are bags of other events to get you on the edge of your seats, whether attending in person or watching from your armchair or in the pub. Keep up to date with ALL the latest sport news, gossip and rumoursHere is SunSport’s guide to the biggest and the best coming your way in the UK in 2017…February 4: Six Nations kick-off, TwickenhamCAN Eddie Jones’ England extend their record unbeaten run to 15 straight victories when they open their 2017 Six Nations campaign against France at Twickenham?The world’s greatest rugby tournament sees some of the rivalries date back more than 140 years, … [Read more...] about Sport in 2017: What incredible sport to expect in the next 12 months – including the Six Nations, Wimbledon, World Athletics Championships, Champions League final and Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko