Vinoo Mankad-blessed bat makes it to Lord's

The Lord's Cricket Ground in London now has yet another piece of vintage willow worthy of space in their famous museum at the pavilion end.
A Gray Nicolls Richie Benaud Autograph Specially Selected bat bearing signatures of the departed Australia captain and his 1961 Ashes squad for England, was donated by Mumbai-based club cricketer Sunil Hansraj (brother of actor Jugal) in memory of his father, Pravin Hansraj, during a small ceremony at the spiritual home of cricket on Tuesday.

Mumbai U-16 chief selector Atul Ranade quits

In the wake of Mumbai's senior selection committee stepping down last week just hours before the adhoc committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) was to meet to pursue with the general body's directive to replace Ajit Agarkar's panel, Mumbai's U-16 chief selector Atul Ranade too decided to resign from his post within a couple of days.

World Cup flashback: When Zimbabwe's Brandes dumped England

World Cup memoryZim's Brandes dumps England
Soon after Zimbabwe was routed for a paltry 134 during the 1992 World Cup match against England, Geoffrey Boycott disdainfully dismissed Zimbabwe's chances of giving England any fight in what was the last league contest for both teams with the hosts already qualified for the semis.

Ravi Shastri's contract doesn't have extension clause: BCCI official

Ravi Shastri remains favourite to continue as the Indian cricket team's head coach after the World Cup but the BCCI will be forced to restart the process as the former India all-rounder's service contract doesn't have an extension or renewal clause.
Unlike most of the big football or NBA clubs, who have a renewal or an extension clause for their coaches, the BCCI, from Anil Kumble's time as chief coach, never had that particular clause.

Young Kolkata club cricketer dies on-field

A young club cricketer died after collapsing on the field during a friendly match on Wednesday. 22-year-old Sonu Yadav, who plays for Ballygunge Sporting Club in Cricket Association of Bengal's second division league was playing a match at the Bata Club ground.
According to those present at the ground, the wicketkeeper-batsman was going back to the tent after finishing his batting and suddenly collapsed. He was quickly rushed to the SSKM hospital where he was declared brought dead.