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This week's highlights (May 02-08, 2016)

International Cricket | May 05, 2016

Anxious wait for Black Caps fans with Sky yet to secure cricket tour rights

Cricket fans face another nervous wait as to whether the touring Black Caps will show up on New Zealand television screens this year.

Sky Television is yet to secure New Zealand broadcast rights to the Black Caps tours of Zimbabwe in July, South Africa in August and India in October, although the network insists its subscribers shouldn't panic yet. "There's a good level of confidence [that the rights will be secured]," Sky's director of corporate communications Kirsty Way said.

Source: Stuff NZ

International Cricket | May 04, 2016

Captain Cook poised to eclipse Sachin

Alastair Cook has kick-started the northern summer in serious form with Essex and the England skipper will be eyeing a place in history when his side's three-Test series with Sri Lanka begins in Leeds on May 19.

Source: Cricket Australia

International Cricket | May 02, 2016

SK Glossary: What is a beamer in cricket?

The game of Cricket is full of variations. There are just so many unique terms used in Cricket which make it a completely different one from all other sports. Stumps, pitch, bails and many other exclusive terms used in Cricket are unheard of in any other sport which makes the game even more exciting.

Source: Sports Keeda

International Cricket | May 01, 2016

James Taylor: 'I thought I was going to die'

"I had my usual morning nap, and then did the warm-up. Towards the back end of the warm-up that's when my chest started getting tight. Apart from being tight it was beating at a million miles an hour. We were doing just a couple of routine catches and throws.

Source: BBC Sports

International Cricket | May 01, 2016

Adam Voges' scare after throw leaves him badly concussed

Tormentor of the Black Caps' Test bowling line up, Adam Voges has been left concussed by an errant cricket ball during a county match between his side Middlesex and Hampshire.

Source: TV NZ