How "The King Of Good Times" And Dan Snyder Brought India Cheerleading

The Cricket World Cup begins this weekend in Australia, and the rest of the globe will be paying attention as India defends its title in what should be the biggest sporting event of 2015. Domestically? We can expect, well, crickets. » 2/13/15 5:36pm 2/13/15 5:36pm

Seagull Thrives After Getting Knocked Out During Cricket Match

The Perth Scorchers took on the Melbourne Stars in something called the Big Bash League yesterday, but more interestingly, a Scorchers batter nailed a seagull with a hit. It wasn't quite Randy Johnson demolishing a dove with a fastball—the damn thing didn't explode—but I'm sure it didn't feel good to the poor… » 1/21/15 9:28pm 1/21/15 9:28pm

Israeli Cricket Umpire Dies After Deflected Ball Strikes His Chest

An Israeli cricket umpire has died after a ball came off a batsman's bat, hit the wicket, and then struck him in the chest and neck region, according to Haaretz. The amateur league umpire—Israel has no professional cricket league—was in the proper position behind the wicket, but unlike in baseball, cricket umpires… » 11/29/14 4:05pm 11/29/14 4:05pm

Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes Is Dead

Australian pro cricket player Phil Hughes is dead, days after suffering a severe head injury due to being struck by a bouncer thrown by New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott. » 11/27/14 9:51am 11/27/14 9:51am

Australian Cricketer "Fighting For Life" After Taking Bouncer To Skull

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is in critical condition today after being struck in the head by a bouncer during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. » 11/25/14 1:36am 11/25/14 1:36am

Cricket Commentator Calls The Action As A Ball Dents His Car

From New Zealand, poor Ian Smith watched a six (think a home run) sail out of the field and into the parking lot, directly onto his rental car. "How am I going to get out of that?" Smith cried. "At least I have evidence." » 11/13/14 9:10am 11/13/14 9:10am

Cricket Fan Makes Amazing One-Handed Sliding Catch, Wins $4,000

On the surface level, this is simply a highlight of a great catch. Fan Andrew McCulloch was able to fall over and get his hand under the cricket ball after running barefoot, slipping and sliding all the while, down a slight slope. But it gets even better. » 11/11/14 12:34am 11/11/14 12:34am

Australia To Stop Using Flamethrowers After Almost Flambéeing Cricketer

Cricket Australia will no longer set off flamethrowers at its matches after nearly burning its own captain to a crisp as he attempted to retrieve a ball past the boundary line. » 11/08/14 11:24am 11/08/14 11:24am

Maria Sharapova Managed To Piss Off About A Billion Cricket Fans

It was an especially star-studded Royal Box at Wimbledon on Saturday, including recently retired cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, very likely the greatest batsman of all time. For some reason, Maria Sharapova was asked about him: » 7/03/14 10:33am 7/03/14 10:33am

Australian Cricketer Suspended For Etching A Dick And Balls On Pitch

Australian cricketer Daniel Worrall found himself a little bored during a match last Friday. Suddenly struck by inspiration, he decided to draw the dick and balls you see above onto the pitch, an act of lewdness for which he has now been suspended. Where the hell is your sense of humor, Australian cricket league? » 3/18/14 9:57am 3/18/14 9:57am

Red Sox Fan In New Zealand Wins $83,000 With One-Handed Cricket Catch

A catch by a cricket spectator in New Zealand net the fan $100,000 in Kiwi money ($83k American) simply by making the grab one-handed while wearing the appropriate T-shirt. » 1/08/14 10:10am 1/08/14 10:10am

Cricket Celebrations Are The Most Celebrational

In a match between two countries elsewhere in the world, these two men whose names would require some looking-up did something cricket-tastic, inspiring them to embrace one another in such exultant exuberance that we can only look on, awestruck. At first we wonder what could give rise to such obvious joy. Cricket, it… » 12/30/13 8:10pm 12/30/13 8:10pm

Trash Talk In Cricket Is Pretty Awesome

In cricket, talking shit and trying to mentally break an opponent is known as "sledging." Interesting! Australia captain Michael Clarke sledged England batsman Jimmy Anderson during a Test match Monday in Brisbane, telling Anderson to "get ready for a broken fucking arm." It probably wouldn't have been as big of a… » 11/26/13 10:40pm 11/26/13 10:40pm

Cricketer's Girlfriend Caught Pantomiming Sex While Watching Match

Note to current and future cricket WAGs: the camera is always turned on, so be mindful of your, um, gesticulations. » 10/23/13 3:00pm 10/23/13 3:00pm

High Five Gone Wrong Leads To Eye Injury

Australia's Brad Haddin went to celebrate a wicket with teammate James Faulkner during Sunday's cricket match against India. Yes! High five! Shit. Sorry. » 10/14/13 1:23pm 10/14/13 1:23pm

Sachin Tendulkar will retire from cricket: The 40-year-old Indian player, one of the greatest batsmen of all-time, will call it a career after his 200th match next month. [Times of India] » 10/10/13 8:38am 10/10/13 8:38am