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Former England fast bowler Frank Tyson passes away

Former England fast bowler Frank Tyson passed away in Australia. He was 85.

He was renowned as one of the quickest to have ever played in the game of cricket. He was nicknamed as ‘Typhoon’ for his extreme pace.

In his career spanning between 1954 and 1959, Tyson had played 17 Tests for England. He had taken 76 wickets at an average of 18.56.

His most memorable performance was in the 1954-55 Ashes played in Australia. In this match he had taken 28 wickets in five Tests, at an average of 20.82 which had helped England achieve a 3-1 win.

He had retired from the game at the age of 30 in 1960 and turned to journalism and cricket commendatory after he emigrated to Australia.

Month: Categories: Sports Current Affairs 2018


Sitaram Yechury unanimously elected as General Secretary of CPI (M)

Sitaram Yechury was unanimously elected as the general secretary Communist Party of India (Marxist) on 19 April 2015.

He is the fifth general secretary of the 50 year old party which was formed in 1964.

He was unanimously elected by 91-member new Central Committee (CC) of Party after Ramachandran Pillai had withdrawn from the race.

Yechury succeeded Prakash Karat, who was the General Secretary of the party for one decade i.e. from 2005 to April 2015.

Presently he is member of Rajya Sabha and was elected from West Bengal in July 2005.

Month: Categories: Persons in News 2018