Dwayne Bravo becomes 2nd cricketer in history to play 500 T20 matches
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has become the second cricketer in history to play 500 matches in T20 cricket. The 37-year-old reached the milestone after taking field in final of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots against Saint Lucia Kings. Bravo’s compatriot Kieron Pollard became the first cricketer to reach 500 T20 matches last year.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots win CPL for 1st time after last-ball win vs Saint Lucia Kings
Dwayne Bravo-led St Kitts and Nevis Patriots defeated Saint Lucia Kings in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 final to win the CPL for the first time. Saint Lucia Kings put up a total of 159/7 in their 20 overs. Dominic Drakes’ unbeaten 48* off 24 balls helped Patriots chase down the target on the last ball.
West Indies legend Michael Holding retires from cricket commentary aged 67
Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has announced his retirement from cricket commentary at the age of 67. Holding was associated with UK’s Sky Sports for more than 20 years. He had started doing cricket commentary in 1991 in the Caribbean, four years after retiring from international cricket. He had played 60 Tests and 102 ODIs for West Indies.
Fans in limited numbers to be allowed for UAE leg of IPL 2021
The IPL will welcome the fans back to the stadiums in UAE leg after a brief hiatus owing to the COVID-19 situation, the organisers announced today. Matches will be played at Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi with limited seating available keeping in mind the Covid protocols and UAE government regulations, they added. The IPL 2021 will resume on September 19.
Club Brugge hold PSG to 1-1 draw, Messi and Mbappe fail to score
The UEFA Champions League match between Brugge and PSG ended in the 1-1 draw. Ander Herrera scored for PSG in the 15th minute of the game, but their rivals managed to equalise in the 27th minute with the help of Hans Vanaken. PSG currently stand at 2nd place in their group, Manchester City being on the top.