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Official Inauguration of “Eastern Tigers Cricket Club”

Vikram Doraiswami, Eastern Tigers, Johannesburg, South Africa

On the morning of 19th June 2010, when the whole world was focussed on the
on-going soccer world cup and associated festivities, we at Eastern Tigers,
achieved a significant landmark of our own. On this day, the Honourable 
Consulate General of India in Johannesburg, Mr. Vikram Doraiswami,
 officially inaugurated our club.

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Chennai News 7 May

 Wishing all mothers, a very Happy Mother’s Day. I will miss meeting all my friends at the Asheville Sungam and the Cato Manor temple. This is the meeting place for all the former residents of Mayville and Cato Manor.  After the counting process was over the DMK party was declared the winner and MK Stalin becomes the new CM of Tamilnadu. People are hoping for a new thinking in policies and hopefully logic will prevail over sentiment. It must be daunting for a new government to be taking office during the worst Covid numbers and also the state coffers that have been depleted by numerous adverts by the last government in all the major newspapers. Also he has to counter the interference by the central NDA government led by the BJP. In his first day of office Stalin has approved …

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COVID: IPL postponed, CSA scrambles to repatriate South African players asap 🏏

CSA Cricket South Africa logo

Hours after the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was postponed, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said it has held talks with all IPL franchises to ensure the safe return of Proteas players and support staff. CSA also informed that the Proteas contingent will have to undergo home quarantine in line with the current World Health Organization recommendations when they return to South Africa. “CSA supports the decision to put the health and safety interests of all involved in the tournament first and foremost and has made contact with all of the relevant franchises to ensure the expedited travel of all South African players and support staff back to our shores,” CSA said in an official statement. “Those travelling back to South Africa will undergo home quarantine in line with the current World Health Organization recommendations,” it added.The apex body of cricket …

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SA vs Pak: Rizwan and Ashraf script visitors’ highest successful chase in T20Is

SA v Pak

Mohammad Rizwan continued his excellent form against the Proteas by recording yet another half-century as Pakistan scripted their highest-ever T20I run-chase to take a 1-0 lead in their four-match series with a four-wicket win in Johannesburg on Saturday. The right-hander crafted an unbeaten 74 off 50 balls (9 fours, 2 sixes) to help the tourists chase down a testing 189-run target with one delivery to spare. Stand-in captain Heinrich Klaasen and Aiden Markram had earlier struck half-centuries in a strong batting display by South Africa – the former striking an aggressive 50 off 28 balls (2 fours, 4 sixes) and the latter a slightly slower 51 off 32 balls (8 fours, 1 six). Beuran Hendricks then grabbed three for 32 and Tabraiz Shamsi two for 29 to put the home side on the front foot during the chase, but destructive …

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SA vs Pak: Proteas squad rests senior players for T20I series because of upcoming IPL

Temba Bavuma

All-rounder Wihan Lubbe and pacer Lizaad Williams, on Thursday received their maiden call-ups to the Proteas men’s squad. Lubbe has been included in the T20 squad while Williams has been named in both the ODI and T20 squads for the upcoming limited-overs series against Pakistan at the end of this month. The likes of Kagiso Rabada, David Miller, Faf du Plessis, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir and Chris Morris have been rested for the T20I series against Pakistan, beginning April 10 and as a result, all these players would be able to participate in the Indian Premier League from the start. The ODI series against Pakistan is set to get over on April 7, and depending on the quarantine protocols, the Proteas players won’t be missing much of the IPL. Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday named the squads to be …

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