Jignesh Pandya to spend $2.4 billion on 8 U.S. cricket stadiums

Jignesh Pandya to spend $2.4 billion on 8 U.S. cricket stadiums

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Indian-American cricket enthusiast and businessman Jignesh Pandya announced he plans to build eight cricket stadiums across the U.S., which will cost an estimated $2.4 billion, to help professionalize the sport in the states. The Gujarat-born real estate developer wants to see stadiums go up in New York, New Jersey, Washington ..

Ravichandran Ashwin seals series win for India over England

Ravichandran Ashwin seals series win for India over England

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — England subsided to an innings-and-36-run defeat on the final day of the fourth Test in Mumbai as India swiftly sealed a series victory, thanks in large part to the efforts of batsman Ravichandran Ashwin. India resumed play with a hefty scoreline of 182-6, but England’s final four wickets fell in 48 ..

Watch what happens when Liam Thomas looses his prosthetic leg on the cricket field

Watch what happens when Liam Thomas looses his prosthetic leg on the cricket field

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — English cricketer Liam Thomas made definition of remaining calm and collected after losing his prosthetic leg while playing in the final of a tournament for people with physical disability in Dubai last week. The 22-year-old played for the England Physical Disabilities team in a match against Pakistan back on Oct. 24 ..

Max Walker dies, aged 68, after 34-Test career with Australian cricket team

Max Walker dies, aged 68, after 34-Test career with Australian cricket team

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Legendary Australian Test cricketer Max Walker died Wednesday, after a successful career as an international bowler and commentator of the sport. Walker became a high-profile author, media personality and public speaker after an eight-year run with the Australian cricket team. He made his Test debut in 1973 and took 138 wickets in ..

India Vs. West Indies T20 cricket series set to take place in Miami

India Vs. West Indies T20 cricket series set to take place in Miami

MIAMI (Diya TV) — One of India’s most storied cricket franchises have arrived stateside in an effort to popularize the sport on U.S. soil — the squad will square off in a match against West Indies, the current T20 champions. The occasion marks the first time competitive international cricket has been played in the U.S., ..

Piers Morgan attacks India’s Olympians on Twitter

Piers Morgan attacks India’s Olympians on Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — British journalist Piers Morgan had some choice words and thoughts he shared on Twitter during the Olympic Games — the polarizing figure took to the internet to express his disagreement over India celebrating its medal count of two at Rio. Dear India,I love you but in your hearts you know ..

Glitzy openings for the 2016 IPL season

Glitzy openings for the 2016 IPL season

MUMBAI (Diya TV) — The ninth edition of the Indian Premier League kicked off Friday with a star-studded and glittering opening ceremony at the National Sports Club of India. Cricketers from around the globe, entertainment stars and other dignitaries were all on hand for the 120-minute program as the country’s T20 tournament kicked off. Bollywood ..

Sanjay Govil’s vision for cricket in America

Sanjay Govil’s vision for cricket in America

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Entrepreneur Sanjay Govil is a major fan of sports uncommon to most Americans — he bought an Indian badminton team, the Delhi Acers, whom ended up as champions of India’s Badminton Premiere League. Now the Indian American businessman, who himself hails from Delhi, is seeking to use the same model ..

A Tale of Two Cities: When stars become Gods

A Tale of Two Cities: When stars become Gods

MOHALI, INDIA (Diya TV) If you’ve followed Indian cricket, then you know there has been one “God” – Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin epitomized the “Mumbai school of batting”, and he was it’s finest specimen – perfect technique as every shot always seemed to find improbable gaps all around the wicket and the propensity to score the big centuries. Sachin was the ..

WORLD CUP T20 – Surprises in store ahead?

    KOLKATA, India (Diya TV) We love the unpredictability of the T20 format: champions struggle, minnows excel all in the span of a few charged hours! The World Cup T20 has been no less with the home team stepping up to the plate, the Kiwis continuing their dream run, the Aussies almost choking and ..

World Cup T20 – The Mighty Have…

World Cup T20 – The Mighty Have…

The Mighty Indians Have Fallen… Well that sounds dramatic, and unfortunately it’s true: the much feared Indian batting line up “Bled Blue” yesterday as the Kiwi’s spun a web around them. Their young spinners rose up to the challenge as they consistently most Indian batsmen to play early and down the wrong line on a pitch ..

Where there’s a hill, there’s a way…The Rise of Afghanistan

Where there’s a hill, there’s a way…The Rise of Afghanistan

KOLKATA, India (Diya TV) Beleaguered with continuous strife, one country that we didn’t expect to rise to the top has been Afghanistan. Their progress through the group stage of the T20 World Cup and just the sheer competency they’ve displayed is the stuff grit is made off. They made short order of Zimbabwe on Saturday, ..

Cricket world mourns Martin Crowe’s loss

Cricket world mourns Martin Crowe’s loss

AUCKLAND, (Diya TV) The cricket world lost one of its bests this week as Martin Crowe succumbed to a nearly four year battle with follicular lymphoma. Martin Crowe passed away at 53. He ranks amongst cricket’s greatest – as a batsman and a leader. A dynamic top order batsman himself, New Zealand had an epic run under his ..

Pakistan advised not play World T20 match against India in Dharamsala

Pakistan advised not play World T20 match against India in Dharamsala

DHARAMSALA, India (Diya TV) — Former International Cricket Council chief Ehsan Mani has advised the Pakistani Cricket Board to skip their World Twenty20 match against India in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh on March 19. Mani’s advice was provided in response to what he believes are recent threats from state authorities. “I would advise the PCB to take ..

The Asia Cup: Two early wins for India

The Asia Cup: Two early wins for India

Bangladesh, (Diya TV) After their recent success against Australia in the T20 format, India continues to juggernaut through the Asia Cup with comprehensive victories against the host nation, Bangladesh and then Pakistan. The new-look Indian team with a mix of veterans (Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra) and youngsters (Hardik Pandya) is a force to be reckoned ..