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More men’s international cricket in 2023-27 FTP cycle

The 12 Full Members of the ICC will play more international cricket across each of the three formats in the next Future Tours Program (FTP) cycle. The FTP outlines the international cricket calendar, including ICC events and bilateral international series. The 12 members will play a total of 777 international matches – 173 Tests, 281 …

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World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series: Eight teams unbeaten following day one

Both the men’s and women’s quarter-final line-ups are beginning to take shape at the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series 2022 following a pulsating day of action in Chile. Kazakhstan, Japan, Poland and Kenya secured their passage to the last eight of the women’s tournament by winning both of their matches at Estadio Santa Laura on …

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Haddad Maia bests Pliskova in Toronto, makes first WTA 1000 final

The breakthrough season of Beatriz Haddad Maia hit another milestone on Saturday as the Brazilian reached her first WTA 1000 final at the National Bank Open presented by Rogers. Haddad Maia defeated No.14 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 7-6(7) in just over 2 hours, claiming a spot in the final in Toronto. …

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World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series: Eight teams unbeaten following day one

Both the men’s and women’s quarter-final line-ups are beginning to take shape at the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series 2022 following a pulsating day of action in Chile. Kazakhstan, Japan, Poland and Kenya secured their passage to the last eight of the women’s tournament by winning both of their matches at Estadio Santa Laura on …

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Teams chase promotion at World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in Chile

The World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series 2022 takes place in Santiago, Chile on 12-14 August The men’s and women’s winners will earn the prize of promotion to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 12 women’s and 12 men’s teams representing all six World Rugby regions will compete over three action-packed days at Estadio Santa …

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Sakura Fifteen raising their profile in Japan ahead of Rugby World Cup 2021

Japan coach Lesley McKenzie believes her players are “built to succeed in 15s” and the squad are certainly starting to repay that faith in them. Part of McKenzie’s mission with the Sakura Fifteen is to raise the profile of the 15s game for women in the country, and recent results would suggest they are on …

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