Pakistan have ruled out playing their ICC World Twenty20 match against India in Dharamsala on 19th March after a three-man security team expressed their dissatisfaction with the security arrangements at the venue.
Three of the five World Cups have been won by sub-continental teams. There is a good chance the sixth edition of the tournament that goes underway from 8th March will also be won by a sub-continental team, hosts India.
A solid knock of 60 runs from Shikhar Dhawan and a fluent 28-ball 41 from Virat Kohli set up India's chase of 121 runs before MS Dhoni finished the rain-curtailed 15-over game in style to seal an eight-wicket win against Bangladesh in the final of the 2016 Asia Cup in Mirpur and secure their sixth title.
After restricting United Arab Emirates to 81 for nine in 20 overs, India made short work of the target by chasing it down in 10.1 overs, securing a massive nine wicket victory in the ninth match of the 2016 Asia Cup in Mirpur.
The president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Shashank Manohar has assured adequate security for the Pakistan team in Dharamsala during their match against India in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.
Riding on the back of a flamboyant fifty from Virat Kohli and a boundary studded cameo from Yuvraj Singh, India chased down Sri Lanka's target of 139 runs in 19.2 overs to secure a five-wicket in the seventh match of the 2016 Asia Cup which helped them secure a place in the final of the tournament.
Sports activists Damian Collins MP and Jaimie Fuller of SKINS along with Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber, who are the directors of the investigative documentary “Death of a Gentleman” have urged the England and Wales Cricket Board to push for governance reforms in the International Cricket Council.
A stern 49 scored by Virat Kohli helped India chase down 84 in 15.3 overs with five wickets in hand after the Indian bowlers restricted Pakistan to their second lowest score in T20Is in the fourth game of the Asia Cup in Mirpur.
Led by impressive bowling spells from Anuja Patil and Ekta Bisht, India Women restricted Sri Lanka Women to 89 for nine in 20 overs following which a run-a-ball knock of 43 runs from Smriti Mandhana helped seal a nine-wicket win which completed a 3-0 clean sweep in the series.
A blistering knock of 83 runs from Rohit Sharma and a three-wicket haul from Ashish Nehra helped India defeat Bangladesh by 45 runs after restricting the hosts to 121 for seven in a chase of 167 runs in the first match of the 2016 Asia Cup in Mirpur.
Mithali Raj led from the front with an unbeaten 51 and added 77 runs with Anuja Patil to guide India Women to a five-wicket win chasing a total of 108 against Sri Lanka Women in the second Twenty20 International in Ranchi taking an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the series.