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Vatican Cricket Club Takes Interfaith Up To Bat

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 10.24.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican served tea and cucumber sandwiches Tuesday as it launched its first cricket club, an initiative aime...

Cricket Player's Girlfriend Imitates Sex Act On Live TV

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.24.2013 | Weird News

I'm sure we've all been here before: you're a professional cricket player trying to get your girlfriend's attention during a game being broadcast on n...

Sushrut Jain's Beyond All Boundaries: Cricket as a Metaphor for Life

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.11.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Sushrut Jain's feature documentary Beyond All Boundaries goes beyond the sport and explores the magical power of cricket -- which is able to unify an entire country of more than 1.2 billion people otherwise so easily divided by religion, caste, language and politics.

Is the Gezira Club Still the "In" Place in Cairo?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

With all the political, security, religious, and social turmoil in Egypt today it's easy to forget former stomping grounds with a special historical f...

WATCH: The Compton Cricket Club Will Inspire You

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.24.2013 | Good News

"I went out there and swung the bat, hit the ball the first time, and when I made contact there was a feeling that came through that bat, that I kind ...

She Named Her Baby WHAT?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 07.11.2013 | Celebrity

This week in crazy baby names: Busy Philipps has called her second child "Cricket." It is unclear whether the name of the 8.5-pound baby girl, born on...

Corruption in Cricket Exposes India's Larger Failings

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

This latest corruption scandal is a powerful reflection of the larger failings afflicting India today: rampant cronyism, poor governance, and the absence of accountability.

A Gentleman's Game?

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports
Tarun Sakhrani

Sadly, what used to be a gentleman's game, can no longer stake its claim to that title anymore. It's just not cricket!

Born to Explore: A Tale of Two Wickets

Richard Wiese | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Richard Wiese

While on a shoot for Born to Explore in India, one of the highlights of my trip was the opportunity to learn about India's national obsession -- cricket. The fact that I would actually swing a bat and play had me really excited.

Two Indians Who Just Won't Quit

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

An unprecedented bar, a century of international centuries (a century is 100 runs) was set for him. He started groaning under the pressure, and took a year to achieve the landmark, to India's collective sigh. Was this the grand finale?

When Will Singh Come?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

No Indian prime minister or president has visited Pakistan since 1998. In contrast, top Pakistani leaders have visited India five times since. What will it take to get India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, to cross the border?

Bitter Rivals Meet Again

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 02.24.2013 | Sports

BANGALORE, India — Four years after Pakistani gunmen laid siege to India's financial capital of Mumbai, South Asia's bitter rivals were meeting ...

PHOTOS: Inside The Golden Temple

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

A Sikh friend had asked me to note the "peaceful atmosphere" at the temple. Between photo opportunities, chats about cricket and the chanting marching out of the loudspeaker system, I was enjoying the temple, this wasn't easy advice to follow.

Using Cricket to Talk About Gender Equality

Dr. Madhumita Das | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Dr. Madhumita Das

Zaheer Salim Khan credits his turnaround to a program that married the sport of cricket with lessons on gender equality. Called Parivartan, which in Hindi means "transformation."

Jason Gilbert

Verizon Vs. AT&T, Which New Data Plan Is Right For You | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.20.2012 | Technology

In August, AT&T will follow Verizon's bold lead and introduce shared data plans, something that apparently is the future for mobile phone bills. V...

Can Sports Save the World? Reflections of a Former Little Leaguer on Sports, Diplomacy, and Globalization

Derek Shearer | Posted 08.08.2012 | Sports
Derek Shearer

Sports can't save the world from the effects of global warming or by themselves solve economic inequality in the world economy. For that, politics is required. But with the Olympics approaching, we should remember that a love of sports -- playing, watching, arguing, rooting, buying gear -- is one of the great commonalities of being human.

'Seinfeld' Star Apologizes For 'Cricket Is Gay' Remark

Posted 06.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Former "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander is apologizing after comments he made on Craig Ferugson's "The Late Late Show" were deemed homophobic by a numb...

CSK: The Case of the Winning IPL Cricket Brand

Sudio Sudarsan | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
Sudio Sudarsan

The most intimate team to its fans, the cricket brand of the common man, CSK, triumphs the kitsch of Bollywood and the pursestrings of India's rich to be the most valuable IPL cricket team.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Mets manager Terry Collins yanked David Wright out of a game the other night because the manager was afraid that Wright might be the target of a retaliation pitch. Maybe they should just play tee ball?

Why Sachin Tendulkar Shouldn't Be an MP

Anant Goenka | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Anant Goenka

Give Sachin Tendulkar a postage stamp, a few roads in his name maybe even a few stadiums. Let him continue to inspire cricketers and focus on adding value to the sport of cricket, but honoring him with an RS membership is making the RS even less effective than it already is.

Can Sonia Gandhi Beat Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

If 1.3 billion people of India, one fifth of the world population, have one common weakness it is their infatuation for the game of Cricket.

Did You See That? Top Sports Photos Jan.1 - Jan. 7

Posted 01.09.2012 | Sports

The best and craziest sports pictures of the week. To see more great photography visit HuffPost Exposure. ...

Cricketer, Apartheid Foe Dies

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 01.19.2012 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Basil D'Oliveira, the South African-born England cricketer who became a pivotal figure in the sport's battle against apartheid, d...

Former Cricket Player Turned Journalist Committs Suicide

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Sports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Cricket writer and broadcaster Peter Roebuck committed suicide at a hotel in South Africa soon after reportedly being quest...

Pippa Finally Picks Her Man

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 07.12.2012 | Style

Leave it to Pippa Middleton to keep us guessing. After weeks of rotating between two potential suitors, the famous Brit seems to have settled on one: ...