PCB's centrally contracted players will collectively contribute PKR 5 million to the government's emergency fund to fight against the COVID-19 outbreak in Pakistan. In addition to the players' contribution, PCB's senior staff will also add their bit, with those who are at senior manager ranks donating one day's salary and those who are at the rank of general managers and above donating two days' salary. In addition to that the PCB, as an institution, will match the contribution of its staff to the government fund. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus newsfile: NZC deputy CEO resigns as workforce is trimmed
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Otherwise McGuire's overview of why so few Indigenous cricketers have reached the top of the game, told to Tristan Lavalette in 2015, will continue to be true: "Let's be honest about it, cricket hasn't been a game for all Australians. Aboriginals think cricket is a white fella's sport, because we don't see black players in the team. That is why West Indies were my team. I could identify with them. Programs can encourage participation, but kids need to know that if they play they can get to the top - whether for their state or country. We need a role model to inspire a generation of Indigenous kids." … [Read more...] about The Indigenous hole at Australian cricket’s heart
This isn’t to pick on Brady. He’s hardly the only quarterback organizing workouts happening without the benefit of NFL/NFLPA protocols and oversight. But Brady is the best quarterback in league history, and he has been the most visible and discussed player in recent months. His words and actions have considerable influence, both on other players in the league and far beyond. … [Read more...] about Tom Brady: “Only thing we have to fear, is fear itself”
There was no real way to contain him in that period, and that is largely because of what he did to yorkers. Other batsmen, like Carl Hooper, Martin Crowe and Dean Jones, had tried ways to make yorkers easier to play, with shorter backlifts or by batting deep in the crease or way out of it. But Klusener didn't just chip yorkers around and score the odd boundary; he crushed the life out of them. Other batsmen struggled to get power from low full tosses; if you slightly overpitched to Klusener, he hit the ball with Thor's hammer through cover or midwicket. If you underpitched even slightly, he'd destroy the ball over long-on. And even when you hit the perfect length, he dropped his massive bat made of anvils on the ball and it sped off square of the wicket. … [Read more...] about Why can’t we make yorkers great again?
"In that stage players don't lose desire to improve their ability. But actually they stay at that stage before going to the next level. A player's career cannot rise like a bamboo and even in bamboo it's not smooth everywhere. So a player's improvement will stop for a while at every level. Then he will try again to reach another level. And then he will stop again. What we normally do is, when they get stopped, we eliminate them. It happens automatically. Performance never improves consistently," he said, … [Read more...] about Why Bangladesh trail Afghanistan on the T20 circuit