Cricket

Devine Helps NZ Return To Golden T20 Circle

New Zealand captain Sophie Devine says her helping New Zealand to set up a four-wicket win over England at the Hove on the weekend is a reflection of her own mental return to the winners’ circle. Devine on Saturday celebrated her 100th T20 international with a half-century that included a ….

Chris Cairns Part-Paralysed After Stroke

The latest development in the Chris Cairns medical drama is that the former Black Caps star all-rounder now faces an extensive road to recovery along with paralysis in both his legs. The 51-year-old is reportedly out of immediate danger after suffering a devastating stroke in his spine early in August. ….

Chris Cairns Serious But Stable In Sydney

Ex Black Caps star Chris Cairns is on life-support in a hospital in Sydney following a major medical incident that occurred late last week. The former cricketing star is reportedly in a serious but stable condition after undergoing cardio surgery. Cairns, this year only 51 years old, suffered a tear ….

Amelia Kerr Withdraws From UK Tour

White Ferns all-rounder Amelia Kerr has withdrawn from her squad’s upcoming tour of England. Kerr has cited the reason behind her withdrawal as a need to put her mental health first. In a statement released by New Zealand Cricket earlier this week, the star all-rounder says she absolutely loves representing ….

Joe Root Voices Full Support For Ben Stokes

England cricketing captain Joe Root says he’s fully behind all-rounder Ben Stokes as the latter spends a time away from the game for recovering his state of mental well-being. Stokes is currently taking an indefinite break from the game for what he has described as putting his mental well-being first. ….

World Test Championship Final’s Shocking Prize

The world is still coming to terms with the recent announcement of the ICC World Test Championship. The winners are set to take home $2.24 million while the runner-up is set to receive $1.12 million. This is a lot less than what other major trophy winners receive and has led ….

BJ Watling To Retire For Family Reasons

Extended periods of time spent away from his young family, more than anything, was what had eventually led Black Caps legend BJ Watling to call time on his cricketing career with New Zealand. Watling, 35, announced this week that he’ll be calling time on his career once the Black Caps ….

Coach Says Siefert Coping Despite Isolation

While there isn’t yet any specific timetable in place for Black Caps player Tim Seifert’s return back home from India, coach Gary Stead has voiced his backing of the player to make it through a precarious and harrowing time. Seifert remains stranded in India after returning two failed PCR tests ….

Kiwi Players Happy To Remain In IPL For Now

Although obviously concerned about everything happening around them in India, New Zealand Cricket Players Association chief executive Heath Mills has said Kiwis competing in the country in this year’s Indian Premier League tournament feel safe in their respective IPL bubbles. Although the New Zealanders competing in this year’s most cash-rich ….

Ben Stokes Will Miss NZ Clash Over Injury

England all-rounder Ben Stokes could be sidelined for as long as 12 weeks over a fracture sustained to his left index finger during last Monday’s IPL clash between Punjab Kings and the Rajasthan Royals. This means the star cornerstone player will miss out on England’s upcoming Test series against the ….