Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of England and Durham cricketer Ben Stokes, Ryan Hale and Ryan Ali appearing at Bristol Magistrates’ Court where they faced charges following an incident outside a nightclub in Bristol in September last year. Photograph: Elizabeth Cook/PA

England all-rounder Ben Stokes crowned a fine 12 months by winning BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night. The 28-year-old led England to(...)

India’s captain Virat Kohli celebrates the dismissal of West Indies’ captain Jason Holder during the  Cricket World Cup match at Old Trafford. Photograph. Photo: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

Old Trafford: India 268-7 (50 ovs) (V Kohli 72, MS Dhoni 56no, KL Rahul 48, H Pandya 46; K Roach 3-36, J Holder 2-33, S Cottrell2-50), West Indies 143(...)

Carlos Brathwaite of West Indies is consoled by New Zealand players after he was  caught on the boundary to end the World Cup game at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

New Zealand 291-8 (50 ovs) (K Williamson 148, R Taylor 69; S Cottrell 4-56, C Brathwaite 2-58), West Indies 286 (49 ovs) (C Brathwaite 101, C Gayle 87(...)

Ed Joyce top-scored with 62 in Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against the West Indies in Harare. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland battled hard, and looked the better side early on, but ultimately fell short of the target against the West Indies in Harare on Saturday as th(...)

England’s captain Eoin Morgan (left), Jake Ball,  Jason Roy and Jos Buttler celebrate the dismissal of India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni during their third one day international at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India. Photograph: AP Photo

England exorcised their Kolkata demons by securing a nerve-shredding last-ball victory in the third one-day international against India, finally endin(...)

Olympic rowing silver medallists  Gary and Paul O’Donovan (left and second left) with host Graham Norton and other guests on the set  of the Graham Norton New Year’s Eve show. Photograph: PA

The Reeling in the Years people won’t know where to start with 2016, the task of squeezing the year’s multitudinous seismic happenings in to 25-ish mi(...)

Darren Sammy captained the West Indies to victory in the T20 World Cup. Photograph: Afp

The Beausejour Cricket Ground in St Lucia has been renamed after West Indies’ World Twenty20-winning captain Darren Sammy. The venue will now be kno(...)

West Indies captain Darren Sammy with the T20 World Cup trophy. Photograph: Reuters

Best match: England v West Indies, final The 2016 World Twenty20 did what all good tournaments should and saved its best for last. In fact, whisper i(...)

Afghanistan’s players celebrate after winning the World T20 cricket tournament match against West Indies at The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on March 27, 2016. Photograph: AFP/ Punit Paranjpepunit

Virat Kohli reduced Australia’s bowlers to mere bystanders yesterday with a masterful 82 that led hosts India to a six-wicket win and a World Twenty20(...)

Australian bowler Nathan Lyon celebrates his 100th test wicket on Australian soil. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Australia’s spinners Nathan Lyon and Stephen O’Keefe took key wickets between rain showers to peg the West Indies back to 207 for six at the end of a (...)