The idea has been advanced that the Sri Lankans helped pave the way for the West Indies rebels of the coming seasons, demonstrating that it was possible for a non-white team to tour the Republic without incident or undue hindrance. Bryden doubts this was the case. He points out that the tour was "a flop" simply because the tourists were missing some of their best players, like Dias and Mendis, and lacked a rounded team. Their opening bowling was weak (accounting for the high number of centuries scored by openers against them) and de Silva's breakdown cost them dearly. The conditions in which they lived and travelled were often artificial and the hidden emotional costs of the tour profound. … [Read more...] about When Sri Lanka went to cuckoo land
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"In our last communication with them, SLC told us that we have to be in quarantine for the first seven days after arrival, after which the players can go ahead with the training schedule," he said. "We believe that if it remains seven days quarantine, we can proceed according to our plans. [But] I think we should wait for feedback from SLC before making any further comment. … [Read more...] about BCB CEO: SLC says Bangladesh need one week quarantine in Sri Lanka
BCB claim they were given the impression earlier that while they serve their quarantine period, they will have the opportunity to train and/or play intra-squad games before the Test series kicks off in October. However, they won't be allowed to play matches against any local teams before completing their quarantine period. … [Read more...] about Uncertainty grips Bangladesh’s proposed Test tour of Sri Lanka
"I don't think they are making any intentional delay. They will communicate with us what they will get from the government after communicating with their health ministry. They are now trying for that. They are working on it. Hopefully, we will get to know from them within the next two-three days," he said. … [Read more...] about If it’s 7 days of quarantine, we can proceed with Sri Lanka tour – BCB chief
Who was once no-balled for throwing in a Test for impersonating a bowler he thought should have been no-balled for throwing? asked Mick O'Brien from EnglandAbid Ali, who was called for throwing in the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch in 1967-68. The New Zealand fast bowler Gary Bartlett had put his side on top by taking 6 for 38, but the tourists felt his bowling action was suspect. Chandu Borde, India's vice-captain, was in no doubt: "Bartlett was a pronounced chucker, and it stood out a mile," he wrote. "When we were making a fight of it in our second innings, Bartlett flattened the stumps of me and Pataudi in a single over to swing the Test in his team's favour." … [Read more...] about Who has top-scored in the most Test innings for England?