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October 20, 2014
Will BCCI cut off cricketing ties with West Indies?
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's all-powerful Working Committee will meet in Hyderabad on Tuesday to decide on whether to impose a freeze on future West Indies tour and claim damages in the wake of the unprecedented move by the Caribbean team to pull out of the remainder of India tour because of the pay dispute with the Board.
Kiwi Neesham gets opening responsibility, could answer Ryder quandary before WC
All rounder Jimmy Neesham has been given the first opportunity to settle questions at the top of New Zealand's order ahead of next year's cricket World Cup when he opens the batting with Martin Guptill against South Africa on Tuesday.
India tour ideal opportunity for Sri Lanka, says Jayasuriya
Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya has said that the hastily-arranged five-match ODI series in India, to be held in early next month, will help the fringe players prove their worth before next year's World Cup.
Rankings: In-form Kohli displaces Amla to go 2nd; Bhuvneshwar breaks into top 10
Following his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed the number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into the top-10 for the first time in his career.
Cricket Buzz: Watson in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa
Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been named in Australia's 13-man squad for Twenty20 matches against South Africa next month as he recovers from a calf strain.
I want to get a lot more consistent: Rahane
He has been a calming influence for India in the opening slot, the proof of which was visible during his half-century knock in the fourth ODI against West Indies here, but consistency is something Ajinkya Rahane is striving for to cement his place in the national team.
October 19, 2014
It's too late to remove Misbah as captain: Inzamam
With the word divided on Pakistan's leadership in 2015 World Cup between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Aridi, former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that it's too late to meddle with the national captaincy with just over a 100 days remaining for the showpiece event.
Gambhir retained as Delhi skipper for upcoming Ranji season
Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir has been retained captain of the Delhi team for the upcoming Ranji season as the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) announced a 15-member squad for the one-day Vijay Hazare trophy to be played in Himachal Pradesh.
Ponting predicts India-Australia final in 2015 World Cup
Ricky Ponting was frank in his admission that the Michael Clarke-led Aussie outfit will be a force to reckon with on its home ground.
Sri Lanka keen to host India in Test series next year
After having agreed to play a five-match One-Day International series in India on a short notice following the West Indies pull-out, the Sri Lankan board is looking for a return in favour from the Board of Control for Cricket in India in August next year by playing three Test matches in the island nation.
Dhoni's men won't buckle under pressure at World Cup, says Ganguly
Defending Indian cricket team's often-criticised character of crumbling under pressure, former captain Sourav Ganguly claimed that the current side under Mahendra Singh Dhoni is much better in responding to difficult situations than the other Indian teams in the past.
'It's a mistake on the part of West Indies players to have left the tour'
Former West Indies skipper and chairman of selection committee Clive Lloyd on Saturday apologized for his team's decision to pull out of the tour in wake of an acrimonious pay dispute with WICB, saying that it was a mistake on the part of the players to have done so.
October 18, 2014
'Team India has always missed bowlers who can take 20 wickets'
India's success in the upcoming Australia tour would hinge upon their ability to take 20 wickets, reckons former batting great Sunil Gavaskar.
'Team India needs a right attitude to do well in the World Cup'
Terming India's prospects as very strong in the 2015 World Cup, former Australia captain Allan Border opined that Team India do have the "skills to match the best sides in the world but they will certainly have to have more "attitude" and "self belief" to make a mark in Australia and New Zealand.
'I have never seen such a thing in my life, it's unprecedented'
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has termed the West Indies pull out as unfortunate and unprecedented as the visitors cancelled the ongoing series.
'I stick to my strength and don't think about tossing the ball'
Flighting the ball has always been considered a hallmark of a good spinner but India's modern-day left-arm tweaker Akshar Patel says he doesn't even think of tossing the ball and banks on bowling flatter through the air.
Holding blames WICB administration for current crisis
Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has chosen to empathise with the West Indies players for deciding to return home abruptly over a pay dispute while slamming the Caribbean cricket board for the sport's constant downfall in the region.
Sangakkara concerned about team's readiness for India tour
With the breaking of the news of Sri Lanka Cricket and the BCCI agreeing to a five-match One-Day International series, the Lankan players appeared to be concerned about their skills training required for the series.
'The current Indian team lacks skill to defend World Cup'
Slamming the frequent team changes, former India skipper Ajay Jadeja said that captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the team selectors are not on the same page with regard team selection.
Angry India may scrap 2016 West Indies tour
India may scrap their tour of West Indies in 2016 after the Caribbean team's abrupt pullout on Friday, said an angry Indian cricket board (BCCI) which is also considering legal actions and seeking intervention of the game's world governing body.
Kohli's batting key to India's success at World Cup: Ganguly
With barely four months to go for the ICC Cricket World Cup in the Australian continent, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly feels Virat Kohli's batting success will decide India's success at the sporting extravaganza.
WICB say they were left with no option but to call off tour
The West Indies Cricket Board has criticised skipper Dwayne Bravo and said it was left with no option but to call off the tour of India following a strike by its players in the wake of an acrimonious ongoing pay dispute with WICB.
BCCI claim huge losses, mull legal action against WICB
A livid BCCI claims it has suffered huge losses following the West Indies cricket team's unprecedented move to pull out of the remainder of India tour in the wake of an acrimonious unresolved pay dispute with its Board back home.
Is Kohli feeling the burden of expectations?
Coming back to form with a belligerent century against the West Indies, Virat Kohli said that he is getting used to the burden of expectations from people all around.
Indian cricket should cut all ties with West Indies: Thakur
Reacting angrily to the West Indies' pull out, BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur severely criticized WICB's decision to call its players back midway from the tour and said that the Indian board should cut all ties with the Caribbean team.
Timeline: BCCI ends confusion, announces the end of WI tour of India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ended the confusion over the status of West Indies' tour of India by categorically stating that the series has been called off, despite the WICB claiming that it has not yet done so.
October 17, 2014
Fourth ODI: Kohli's majestic ton seals curtailed series for India
Virat Kohli struck a majestic 127 as India fashioned a 59-run win over the West Indies in Dharamsala, effectively sealing the ODI series 2-1 after the
Stats: Sides calling off tours midway
Rediff.com takes at previous instances when the tour has been called off midway.
BCCI to review WI players' participation in IPL
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is seriously contemplating reviewing the West Indies players' participation in the cash-rich Indian Premier League as the ongoing series ended abruptly today due to visiting team's payment dispute with their own cricket board.
West Indies call off tour, Sri Lanka fill void with five ODIs
In an extraordinary turn of events, the West Indies cricket team today pulled out of the remaining part of its India tour in the wake of an acrimonious ongoing pay dispute with their Board, prompting a livid BCCI to rope in Sri Lanka for a five-match ODI series.
Cricket Buzz: Australia hand coach Lehmann contract extension
Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been rewarded for his integral role in turning around the fortunes of the team with a one-year contract extension until June, 2017, Cricket Australia said on Friday.
Why Pietersen may never play in England again...
Kevin Pietersen may have played his last professional game of cricket in England, former international team mate Geraint Jones said on Thursday.
When Eden Gardens crowd gifted Indian cricketers bangles!
It's not only bouquets and brickbats but also bangles at Eden Gardens, recollected former India captain Chandu Borde.
October 16, 2014
Kolkata celebrates 150 years of historic Eden Gardens
From Chandu Borde and Salim Durani -- the architects of India's first Test victory at Eden Gardens -- to Sourav Ganguly, the stadium's rich history was hailed as the Cricket Association of Bengal began its 150 years' celebrations of the stadium with a book and documentary launch on Thursday.
Duleep Trophy: Bawne ton gives West Zone the lead, Pujara fails
Maharashtra batsman Ankit Bawne scored a gutsy century under pressure as West Zone took a vital 43-run first innings lead against East Zone on the second day of the Duleep Trophy quarter-final in Lahli.
Kohli 'feeling clear and confident' after Kotla fifty
Virat Kohli says his fighting fifty last week in the Delhi One-day international against the West Indies was the kind of knock he needed to overcome the first lean patch of his otherwise prolific career.
Cricket fans in Dharamsala prefer IPL to ODIs?
Dharamsala may be a quiet town but its residents prefer the fast-paced Twenty20 version of cricket they often see in the Indian Premier League, with the lack of buzz ahead of the fourth One-day International between India and the West Indies to be played on Friday being a clear indicator.
Pace test awaits India in Dharamsala; Ishant may get the nod
Bolstered by their dramatic come-from-behind win in the last game, India will look to keep the winning momentum going when they clash against West Indies in the fourth One-Day International in Dharamsala on Friday, on what is expected to be a pacy track.
'If Hair tries to damage my reputation, I'll seek legal action'
Harbhajan Singh has threatened to take legal action against controversial umpire Darrell Hair if the Australian continued to damage his reputation by making provocative comment that youngsters with suspect action have made him a role model.
Name your 30 World Cup probables!
Who would your 30 probables for the World Cup be?
PCB take 'Lion's share' out of CLT20 appearance fee for Lahore
The Pakistan Cricket Board has taken close to 60 per cent of the appearance money earned by the Lahore Lions team during the recently concluded Champions League T20 in India paying Muhammad Hafeez and Co only $100,000 out of the $500,000 for their hardwork.
October 15, 2014
Lalit Modi moves court against his ouster from RCA
The Lalit Modi faction has moved the Jaipur High Court against BJP leader Amin Pathan and few others, who allegedly removed the former Indian Premier League commissioner from the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) in a coup following a no-confidence motion.
Tiwary's century lifts East Zone on Day 1 of Duleep Trophy
Captain Manoj Tiwary led from the front with an unbeaten century as East Zone posted a respectable 278 in their first innings against West Zone on the opening day's play of the four-day Duleep Trophy quarter-final, in Lahli.
Watson asks Aus curators to prepare 'conducive pitches' for India series
The Australia all-rounder feels that the Indian team with its strong batting line-up will find the conditions challenging Down Under.
Afridi backtracks on captaincy remark, "supports" Misbah
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sought to end the controversy surrounding the captaincy of the national team when it released a statement on behalf of all-rounder Shahid Afridi, in which he pledged full support to Misbah-ul-Haq declaring him best man to lead in World Cup.
Gooch rubbishes Pietersen's claims, urges Cook to speak up
Former England captain Graham Gooch has rubbished Kevin Pietersen's views in his controversial autobiography about former coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior and also urged England players led by Alastair Cook to break their silence on the issue in a broader manner.
It will be a mistake to remove Misbah before 2015 WC: Mohsin
Former Pakistan opener and chief coach Mohsin Khan feels that it will be a great mistake if PCB forces Misbah ul Haq to quit ODIs before the next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
I like playing my shots and will stick to that, says Manish Pandey
He started his career as an equally talented U-19 cricketer like his illustrious peer Virat Kohli but Manish Pandey believes his former India colts colleague "fully deserved to play for the country" ahead of him.
October 14, 2014
PCB to send Ajmal for informal biomechanic test soon
Pakistani cricket authorities said that they would be soon be sending suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for an informal biomechanic tests in a bid to get him cleared before next year's World Cup.
Younis named in provisional squad for Australia Tests
Pakistani selectors have named experienced opener Taufeeq Umar and senior batsman Younis Khan in a 19-member squad for the two-Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates, starting next week.
I became captain because nobody else wanted it: Kumble
Anil Kumble, one of the most respected cricketers to have led the Indian team, says if he became the Test captain it was only because no one else was interested in doing the job.
Raina gets golden opportunity to press for Test berth
Suresh Raina was presented a golden opportunity to force his way back into the Test squad after being named captain of the Board President's XI, which will play the West Indies in a three-day warm-up match ahead of the Test series that follows the ongoing One-day internationals.
PCB to probe Afridi's comments on captaincy
The Pakistan Cricket Board will convene a meeting of its Board of Governors next week to discuss the controversial captaincy issue for next year's World Cup.
Akshar Patel recalled to Indian ODI squad
Gujarat left-arm spinner Akshar Patel was recalled to the Indian squad for the last two One-Day Internationals against West Indies, while senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin continues to be rested.
Pujara in talks over Derbyshire return
Impressed with Cheteshwar Pujara's performance, English county side Derbyshire is in talks with the batsman to sign him for next year as well but his IPL commitments and a tour of Bangladesh could prove to be the 'stumbling block'.
Lalit Modi's faction to move court to challenge his ouster from RCA
Following his ouster as Rajasthan Cricket Association president Lalit Modi and his faction on Monday announced that they will move court against the decision and also challenge the appointment of Amit Pathan as the new chief of RCA.
October 13, 2014
Warner hopeful for Pakistan Test, Clarke returns
Australian batsman David Warner is confident he will be fit to face Pakistan in next week's first Test despite suffering a groin injury in the final one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Australia displace India from top of ICC ODI rankings
Sunday night's dramatic one-run victory in Abu Dhabi and the cancellation of the third ODI between India and the West ensured top billing for George Bailey's side as the race to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 heats up amongst some of the top-ranked sides.
Tendulkar's final Test: 'Tough to find words to describe the crowd's emotions'
Sachin Tendulkar's final Test appearance has been revisited in a new book which tries to capture all the excitement and emotion during the two and a half days of the match.
BCCI cancels 3rd ODI vs West Indies as 'Hudhud' lashes Vizag
The BCCI has cancelled the third ODI between India and the West Indies in Visakhapatnam after cyclone 'Hudhud' left the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium in unplayable condition.
Maxwell's golden final over gives Australia unlikely win
Part-time off-spinner Glenn Maxwell took two wickets without conceding a run in the last over as Australia edged Pakistan in a low-scoring thriller to win the third and final one-day international by one run in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Cricket Buzz: Misbah skipping third ODI triggers speculation
The trouble-prone Pakistan cricket team dressing room was once again witness to some drama and it took PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan's intervention to diffuse the controversy generated by Misbah-ul-Haq's decision to rest from the third ODI against Australia.
Miserable Misbah backed by Pakistan board
Pakistan's cricket board (PCB) have backed struggling Test and one-day skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to lead the team at next year's World Cup but have considered potential replacements should he decide to stand down from his role as captain.
Timid umpires allowed chucking to flourish?
Timid officiating has allowed a generation of 'chuckers' to flourish in international cricket and the current crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions has arrived two decades late, according to former Test umpire Darrell Hair.
October 12, 2014
Visakhapatnam ODI abandoned due to cyclone
The third One-Day International between India and the West Indies, scheduled in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, has been called off after the cyclone 'Hudhud' hit the port city, disrupting normal life and leaving the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium in completely unplayable condition.
Star group bags broadcast rights for ICC events
Rupert Murdoch's Star group have bagged the broadcast rights for events to be held during an eight-year cycle after next year's World Cup, the governing body said on Sunday.
Dhoni reveals strategy that helped in India's win
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni revealed on Saturday that Virat Kohli's agreement to drop down the order paid the team rich dividends and the strategy would be followed in the remainder of the One-Day series.
Pietersen salutes 'genuine guru' Dravid, says IPL is future of cricket
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen struggled to get along with coaches of his own team most of his playing career and his quest for a "genuine guru" ended in faraway India where former captain Rahul Dravid made a lasting impact on his technique.
'We lost our way and it came down to good bowling by India'
Dejected at missing out on his maiden ODI ton, West Indies opener Dwayne Smith said the Indian bowlers came back brilliantly to halt the visitors, who were cruising along at one stage in the second ODI in New Delhi on Saturday.
'We have to pull our socks up; we could have lost this'
Despite staging a remarkable recovery to draw level 1-1 in the five-match series, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was unhappy with his team's showing in the second One-Day International against the West Indies, in Delhi, on Saturday.
October 11, 2014
West Indies implode as India level series
India relied on their bowlers to stage a remarkable recovery scripting a comfortable 48-run win in the second cricket One-day international against the West Indies to level the five-match series 1-1 in New Delhi.
Pietersen's book has tarnished English cricket, says Cook
Denying Kevin Pietersen's claims that a bullying culture had flourished in the England dressing room in recent years, captain Alastair Cook says the maverick cricketer's controversial autobiography has "tarnished" one of the most successful eras for the national team.
Modi's status as Rajasthan Cricket Association chief thrown in doubt
Controversial former Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi was on Saturday unceremonimously ousted from the president's post of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) with a rebel group led by local BJP leader Amin Pathan taking over the reins.
West Indies players protest with black armband during second ODI in Delhi
Difficult to shift India vs WI ODI from Vizag despite cyclone: BCCI
There is little possibility of shifting the venue of the India-West Indies third ODI from Visakhapatnam despite the cyclone Hudhud threat and the hosts Andhra Cricket Association hopes the match would be conducted smoothly on October 14, the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday.
Viv Richards lauds WI team for playing in India despite pay dispute
Relieved that the West Indies tour of India remains on track despite the players threatening to go on strike over a pay dispute, former captain Viv Richards said the visitors made him proud by going about its job in the 'best way possible' despite the distraction back home.
Maxwell steers Australia to easy win over Pakistan
Glenn Maxwell's brisk 76 guided Australia to a comfortable five-wicket win over Pakistan in the second One-day international in Dubai on Friday, securing an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
October 10, 2014
PHOTOS: Struggling Kohli sweats in the nets ahead of 2nd ODI
All eyes were on Virat Kohli during the team's two-and-half-hour training session on the eve of the second One-Day International between India and the West Indies at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi, on Friday.
Bravo lauds Windies must-win attitude, says maintaining it biggest test
Captain Dwayne Bravo had an embargo regarding questions on his team's dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board, but the all-rounder spoke up, saying the team stuck together in difficult times and maintained a "must-win attitude".
Opening balance, Kohli's form a concern ahead of 2nd Windies ODI
Still licking their wounds after a sound thrashing in the lung opener, India will have to regroup quickly and fortify the chinks in their armoury when they take on a determined West Indies in the second One-Day International in Delhi on Saturday.
Important to have captain's backing during a lean patch: Dhawan
After a dream Test debut, Shikhar Dhawan has seen tougher side of international cricket in the last few months and the opening batsman says he has learnt to value failure as much as success in the last one year, having experienced both ups and downs in his career.
CA lauds Bill Lawry on Australia Hall of Fame induction
The catch cry of "it's all happening" coming out of the television screens made Bill Lawry a commentating phenomenon across the world and Cricket Australia lauded the veteran player and expert for being inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
WIPA president Hinds refuses to step down after conflict with team
His fallout with the Caribbean players currently on tour in India notwithstanding, a defiant Wavell Hinds has refused to step down as the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) President.
'Pietersen isn't the victim, it's the England cricket team that is'
Andrew Strauss has said English cricket could be damaged by the "madness" surrounding the publication of Kevin Pietersen's autobiography.
Ishant to replace injured Mohit for remaining ODIs
Ishant Sharma has got received another opportunity to prove himself in limited overs cricket after getting a call-up in the Indian One-day squad as replacement for the injured Mohit Sharma.
Pietersen open to England return if ECB chief Giles quits
As fanciful a scenario as it may seem but Kevin Pietersen says he could yet be open to the idea of coming out of retirement to play for England again if ECB boss Giles Clarke exits the scene.
'Swann, Broad, Bresnan had access to Pietersen's parody account'
Kevin Pietersen's claim that a former England captain has told the England Cricket Board that three of his team-mates might have access to a parody twitter account mocking him came out to be true with Alec Stewart saying that he stood by what the controversial former batsman said in his autobiography.
I'd like to hug Strauss and patch up: Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen wants to hug Andrew Strauss and resolve his differences with his former captain, the controversial ex-England batsman said on Thursday.
October 09, 2014
Struggling Kohli should bat at number 4 or 5, says Gavaskar
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar expressed concern over Virat Kohli's prolonged slump in form on Thursday, saying the talented batsman needs to be dropped down the order so that he can regain his run-making ways.
BCCI says happy to mediate in Windies pay dispute after series
The Board of Control for Cricket in India made it clear on Thursday that there is absolutely "no threat" to the ongoing home series against West Indies despite an acrimonious pay dispute between the visiting cricketers and its parent body which is yet to be resolved.
With broom and spade... Tendulkar drives operation clean-up!
Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a Swachh Bharat, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar picked a broom, spade and mattock and cleared garbage in a filthy locality in Mumbai recently.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy in the UAE
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy returned to Dubai on Thursday after embarking on a world tour, which started at the ICC headquarters in the city on July 3. The trophy has so far visited India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea.
Stats: Windies hand India fourth heaviest ODI defeat at home
Statistical highlights from the first ODI between India and the West Indies, in Kochi, on Wednesday.
'Leaving aside Bhuvneshwar, most of our bowlers gave away runs'
Barring Bhuvneshwar Kumar all the Indian bowlers leaked runs in the first ODI against West Indies, but home team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has backed his underfire bowling attack despite crashing to an embarrassing 124-run loss in the series opener in Kochi.
VVS Laxman to deliver Pataudi Memorial Lecture at Eden Gardens
VVS Laxman is all set to renew his connection with Eden Gardens as the former middle order batsman has been chosen to deliver the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture in Kolkata on October 19.
'Cricket is bad politics...things change overnight'
His anger at the English cricket administration and the then coach Andy Flower notwithstanding, Kevin Pietersen says he hasn't been too wise himself even though he is far from being the "villain" that he was made out to be before being sacked.
'It was a good wicket to bat on and we should have got the runs'
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni rued his team's batting failure on a good wicket to lose the first one-dayer against the West Indies by 124 runs in Kochi but said that the visiting side were a tough team to beat.
October 08, 2014
Samuels fires hundred as crisis-hit Windies stun World champs India
The West Indies put behind an acrimonious pay dispute with their cricket board to spank World champions India by 124 runs in the first One-day international of the five-match series, at the Nehru stadium in Kochi, on Wednesday.
Pakistan confirm England series in UAE in late 2015
Pakistan will host England for a full series of tests and limited-overs matches in the United Arab Emirates from next October, the country's cricket board confirmed on Wednesday.
ICC annual awards: Bhuvneshwar among the five players nominated
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has emerged as one of the five players nominated for the LG People's Choice Award ahead of the ICC annual awards.
'There are no bowlers in the Indian team with suspect action'
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar says instead of reporting a bowler with suspect action, umpires can straightaway call the offender or inform the captain to take him off attack, as that would not allow the bowler to have an impact on the outcome of the match.
Revealed: The Ravindra Jadeja you didn't know
He loves horses and fast cars. He can ride well and brandish a sword as expertly as he does a bat. Yet he is down to earth and religious, and has just agreed to an arranged marriage...
WI player boycott: Match is on, BCCI officials insist
"The BCCI is not bothered about their internal issues. But as far as we are concerned the match is on," Board secretary Sanjay Patel said.
Flower is contagiously sour, infectiously dour, claims Pietersen
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen claims Andy Flower was a power-crazy coach, who presided over a regime of bullying and 'had it in for me' throughout his five-year reign in charge of the national side.
Smith hits maiden ton, Australia thrash Pakistan in first ODI
Steve Smith cracked his maiden 50-over century as Australia routed Pakistan in 36.3 overs to secure a comprehensive 93-run victory in the first One-day International on Tuesday.
Player strike looms over West Indies tour opener against India
A strike could hit West Indies' tour opener against India on Wednesday due to a row between leading West Indies players and their own union.
October 07, 2014
With Aus tour in mind, India to experiment against Windies
The series against the West Indies is India's only chance to iron out flaws before embarking on the tough tour of Australia. Hence, skipper Mahendra Singh hinted that the hosts will try out a few things in the home rubber against the Caribbeans, starting in Kochi on Wednesday.
Prior pledges to respond to KP's 'back-stabbing' claims
England wicketkeeper batsman Matt Prior has reportedly pledged to respond to former international teammate Kevin Pietersen's claims that he was back-stabbing and a bad influence on the team.
India seek to reaffirm recent supremacy over West Indies
India will seek to reaffirm their supremacy in the shorter version of the game as they go into a five-match ODI series against an under-strength West Indies in Kochi with the prime focus of preparing for the upcoming cricket World Cup.
New Zealand is a dark horse for World Cup, Australia 'annoying'
South Africa paceman Dale Steyn rates co-hosts New Zealand as a "dark horse" to win next year's cricket World Cup, while one-day rivals Australia are "annoying."
'KP's book is the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne'
Former England team mate Graeme Swann began the backlash against Kevin Pietersen's new book on Monday by labelling it "the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne".
'People don't realise if there's no T20s, Test cricket will die'
India's team director Ravi Shastri has agreed with former captain Rahul Dravid's views on not having too many bilateral ODI and T20 matches and said there should be more emphasis on the World Cup for the limited overs formats of the game.
'The England experience will stand Virat Kohli in good stead'
Indian team director Ravi Shastri has backed India's batting mainstay Virat Kohli, who had a miserable Test series in England, and said he will bounce back.
October 06, 2014
Shastri determined to get 'class act' Raina back in Test team
Former India cricketer and the national team director, Ravi Shastri said it would be his endeavour to get left-handed batsman Suresh Raina back in the Test side in Mumbai on Monday.
England's bullying culture: Ask the Indians, says Pietersen!
Kevin Pietersen has named India among the teams that could confirm the "horrendous and highly disturbing" culture of bullying within the English cricket outfit.
CSK's overnight star Negi credits success to Vettori
Even in his wildest dreams Pawan Negi may not have thought he would take a five-for on a stage like the Champions League T20 final. So, naturally, after that stellar effort against Kolkata Knight Riders, he was ecstatic. He flummoxed the likes of Robin Uthappa, Jacques Kallis and Ryan ten Doeschate with his flight and guile on the way to a memorable spell in only his second match in the tournament as Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets.
Warner and new bowlers inspire Aussie T20 win
Three debutant bowlers and a typically rampaging innings from David Warner helped Australia coast to a six-wicket victory over Pakistan in their sole Twenty20 international in Dubai on Sunday.
Ajmal's return for World Cup is an uphill task:Shaharyar Khan
Suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal is doing everything to correct his action but it is an "uphill task" for him to make it to the Pakistan team for the World Cup, says PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan.
'Our job as players is to cut through the hype and media build-up'
A Test series against India, a World Cup on home soil and a much-anticipated Ashes campaign will put Australia's cricketers under heavy scrutiny over the next year, but the team need to make themselves oblivious to the hype, according to captain Michael Clarke.
'I was completely broken, absolutely finished, mentally shot'
Dumped England batsman Kevin Pietersen has slammed his former team managers for allegedly allowing a culture of 'bullying' to develop and claimed coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior were behind an orchestrated campaign to oust him.
'Australia tour will be a good preparation before the World Cup'
Gearing up for the pace test that awaits India in Australia come December, batsman Rohit Sharma said the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle would be a tough challenge to deal with but the Indians are no longer intimidated by bouncy tracks Down Under.
'Winning four finals out of eight, I won't say it is too bad'
Having guided CSK to their second CLT20 trophy, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was happy with his team's show.
October 05, 2014
Warm-up match: Ramdin's ton goes in vain; India 'A' beat Windies
West Indies' wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin's century went in vain as they slumped to a 16-run loss against India 'A' in their second and final warm-up 50-over match ahead of the five-match ODI series against India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
In Pix: Dhoni, the biker creates a stir at Buddh Circuit
Mahendra Singh Dhoni took time out for his passion for biking at the Buddh International Circuit, in Gurgaon, a day after guiding
ICC ODI Rankings: Chance for India to claim sole No 1 spot
India have a chance to become the sole No 1 team, a position currently shared with South Africa, in the ICC ODI rankings if the hosts blank West Indies 5-0 in the series starting October 8 in Kochi.
What Australia need to do in the year of World Cup!
A Test series against India, a World Cup on home soil and a much-anticipated Ashes campaign will put Australia's cricketers under heavy scrutiny over the next year, but the team need to make themselves oblivious to the hype, according to captain Michael Clarke.
Cric Buzz: Now Suryakumar Yadav reported for suspect action
Suryakumar Yadav has been reported for a suspect illegal bowling action, becoming the fifth bowler to be called in the just concluded Champions League Twenty20 tournament.
Learnt from Kohli how to build an innings, says Raina
Having guided Chennai Super Kings to their second Champions League T20 triumph, Suresh Raina said he improved his batting a great deal by learning from teammates, including Virat Kohli, who has shown the way with big hundreds in One-Day Internationals.
October 04, 2014
Raina blasts century to power Chennai Super Kings to CLT20 title
Suresh Raina blasted a blistering century pulverising Kolkata Knight Riders into submission as Chennai Super Kings exacted a sweet revenge clinching the Oppo Champions League T20 in style with a eight-wicket victory in a thoroughly one-sided final, in Bangalore.
'Sunil Narine will bounce back as better bowler'
Former West Indies captain Richie Richardson supported the mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been barred from playing the Champions League T20 final for a suspect illegal bowling action, saying he will return as an even better bowler.
Injured Hafeez out of Australia ODIs
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out of the limited-overs series against Australia due to a hand injury he sustained during a practice game.
Kuldeep surprise inclusion in India's ODI squad, Ashwin rested
Kolkata Knight Riders left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav was the surprise inclusion in India's One-Day International squad for the first three matches of the forthcoming series against West Indies.
WI spinner Narine withdrawn from India tour due to 'illegal' action
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has withdrawn Sunil Narine from the upcoming tour of India after the spinner was banned from bowling in the Champions League Twenty20 final for an illegal bowling action.
October 03, 2014
'Test cricket is going to fizzle out as a mainstream attraction'
Former England captain Andrew Strauss has said the skewed distribution of power among the India-led big three in ICC can lead to a situation in future when the
CLT20: Chennai Super Kings take on Knight Riders in all-IPL final
The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would still
It was a complete game for us ahead of final: Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side played a "complete game" to beat Kings XI Punjab and enter the Champions League T20 final.
'The only reason for KKR's 14 match wins is we don't discuss it'
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has attributed his side's splendid run in the Champions League Twenty20 to collective effort, saying that his team has done well in all departments of the game en route to the final.
October 02, 2014
CLT20: Chennai Super Kings thrash Kings XI Punjab to reach final
Chennai Super Kings stormed into their second Champions League T20 final with a crushing 65-run victory over Kings XI Punjab in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Sunil Narine reported again, suspended from bowling in CLT20 final
Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine was on Thursday reported for the second time for a suspect illegal bowling action and he will not be eligible to bowl in the CLT20 final on Saturday, the organisers of the tournament said.
Windies all-rounder Sammy hoping Kohli's dry run continues
With the One-Day series set to begin on October 8, West Indies have come to India with revenge on their minds, says all-rounder Darren Sammy.
CLT20: Kallis stars in Knight Riders' maiden entry into final
Jacques Kallis brought his years of experience into play as he guided Kolkata Knight Riders to its maiden Oppo Champions League T20 final having comfortably beaten Australia's Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Rohit Sharma set to miss West Indies series
Recovering from a shoulder injury, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, who missed leading the Mumbai Indians franchise in the Champions League T20, is set to miss the limited-overs edition of the West Indies series starting October 8.
Cricket Buzz: Australian coach considers Pakistan tough opponent
Australian cricket team coach Darren Lehmann has described Pakistan as tough opponent despite the absence of off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who is under the ICC scanner for a suspect bowling action.
October 01, 2014
High Court forms selection committees for Rajasthan cricketers
The Rajasthan High Court cleared the decks for its state cricketers to participate in all the domestic tournaments by naming selection committees for senior, junior and women's cricket, which both Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) and BCCI accepted.
Herculean task for Hobart to beat Kolkata in semis
The seemingly invincible Kolkata Knight Riders will start outright favourites when they square off against Australia's Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals of the Oppo Champions League T20 in Hyderabad.
Narine will get over this episode: Williams
West Indies coach Stuart Williams said mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been reported for suspect bowling action during an Oppo Champions League Twenty20 match, will get over the episode in a positive manner.
Kohli should replace Dhoni as Test captain, says Azhar
Former captain Mohammad Azharuddin believes it is time the Board of Control for Cricket in India starts thinking about a new captain for the Test team following its disastrous showing overseas in the last couple of years.
Cricket Buzz: 'Hope Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL'
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan believes the Lahore Lions' successful participation in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 will open the Indian Premier League doors for the country's players.
Baseball switch a boon for South Korean cricket
South Korea's Asian Games cricket experiment ended in defeat to Sri Lanka on Tuesday, but after their collection of baseball players and weekend enthusiasts took eight wickets off the Twenty20 world champions, coach Julian Fountain believes the sport could truly flourish here.
Tridents register consolation win against Knights
Registering their first points of the competition in the final league game, Barbados Tridents managed an edgy six-wicket consolation win against Northern Knights in a rain-reduced Champions League Twenty20.
September 30, 2014
Injured Gayle hopes to be fit for India Tests
West Indies' swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle is hoping to be fit in time for the Test series against India starting on October 30.
Scorchers tame Lions, pave way for Chennai's entry to CLT20 semis
Mitchell Marsh not only prevented Lahore Lions from making it to the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20, but also paved the way for Chennai Super Kings' entry into the last-four stage.
'Doing things professionally is the reason for KKR's success'
Riding high on a splendid preliminary campaign, Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman Robin Uthappa said his team would look to focus on its strengths in
KKR's mystery spinner Narine reported for suspect action in CLT20
The International Cricket Council (ICC) crackdowns on chucking again. West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League T20 match between KKR and Dolphins, in Hyderabad.
Cricket Buzz: Appeal panel cuts Ashraful ban to five years
Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful will be eligible to return to competitive cricket in 2016 after an appeal panel on Monday reduced an eight year ban for match-fixing to five years with two suspended.
There is no place for complacency in KKR, says Gambhir
Their place in the semifinal already assured, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said there was no place for complacency in their inconsequential final Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 against Dolphins in Hyderabad.
Kolkata whip Dolphins, maintain unbeaten run
Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders winning run intact with a convincing 36-run victory over Dolphins in an inconsequential Group A match of Champions League Twenty20 in Hyderabad.
September 29, 2014
CLT20: Punjab's Maxwell reprimanded for breaching Code of Behaviour
Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell was reprimand for breaching the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 Code of Behaviour during his team's match against Cape Cobras, in Mohali on Sunday.
CLT20: Hafeez, Subrayen reported for suspect bowling action
Pakistan domestic cricket teams Lahore Lions' captain and bowler Mohammad Hafeez and South African first class team Dolphins ' bowler Prenelan Subrayen have been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during Saturday's Champions League Twenty20 game.
'People are talking about how many games Knight Riders has won'
The Kolkata Knight Riders are on top of the table in Group A of the ongoing Oppo CLT20 but the team is not keeping a tab the number of matches it has won in a row.
Lahore aim to edge past Chennai Super Kings in semi-final race
After registering a win against Dolphins in the last encounter, Pakistan champions Lahore Lions will go a for the kill to qualify for the semi-final
'Akshar Patel and Karanveer Singh bowl very beautifully together'
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey had every reason to have a broad smile on his face as his side put up a "clinical" show, recording their fourth win in a row and said their spin duo of Karanveer Singh and Akshar Patel gel well together.
Punjab crush Cobras to continue winning run in CLT20
A clinical Kings XI Punjab crushed Cape Cobras by seven wickets for their fourth win in a row as they ended their Group B engagements with a flourish in the Champions League Twenty20 in Mohali.
September 28, 2014
Confident of securing Test status for Dharamsala soon: Thakur
BCCI joint secretary and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) boss Anurag Thakur is confident about bringing Test cricket to the picturesque HPCA Stadium as he will push for ICC approval during the India-West Indies ODI scheduled to be held on October 17.
Hobart outclass Barbados to qualify for CLT20 semis
Hobart Hurricanes produced a professional performance as they beat Barbados Tridents in convincing manner to enter the semi-finals of the Oppo Champions League T20, in Mohali.
Australia coach Lehmann turns heat on spinner Lyon
Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not "delivered" in second innings spells to drive the Test team to victory.
September 27, 2014
CLT20: Chennai Super Kings edge Perth, inch close to semi-finals
A disciplined Chennai Super Kings produced an all-round effort to defeat Perth Scorchers by 13 runs in Bangalore and brighten their hopes of earning a semi-final berth in the Champions League Twenty20.
CLT20: Lahore edge past Dolphins to keep semi-final hopes alive
Pakistan champions Lahore Lions registered their first win in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 main draw as they outplayed Dolphins of South Africa by 16 runs in Bangalore to keep their hopes of booking a semi-final spot alive.
Can the Cape Cobras stop the rampaging Kings?
Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Champions League in Mohali on Sunday.
'I offered to give Manan my bat if he could score a hundred'
Senior batsman Virender Sehwag was full of praise for his young opening partner Manan Vohra, whose 32-ball-65 set the tone for an emphatic victory.
CLT20: Kings XI Punjab thrash Northern Knights, enter semi-finals
Kings XI Punjab put up yet another dominating performance as they outclassed Northern Knights from New Zealand by a whopping 120 runs in Mohali to enter the semi-finals in their maiden appearance in the Oppo Champions League T20.
September 26, 2014
Chennai look to shut out Scorchers in CLT20
Left disappointed after their Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 was washed off without a single ball being bowled against Lahore Lions, Chennai Super Kings would be looking to shut out Perth Scorchers on Saturday to book their last-four spot.
CLT20: Cape Cobras beat Barbados Tridents via Super Over
Cape Cobras held their nerve at key moments to get the better of Barbados Tridents via the 'Super Over' in the Champions League T20 match in Mohali on Friday to keep their slender hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals alive. Chasing a fighting target of 175, Cobras started in whirlwind fashion but lost momentum before scrambling up 174 for five to tie the scores. Jonathan Carter's brilliant unbeaten 111 for Tridents went in vain as the South African outfit came up trumps in a pulsating affair.
BCCI AGM on Nov 20; Shastri retained till 2015 World Cup
The all-powerful working committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India retained former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri as Director of the Indian cricket team till next year's ICC World Cup while deciding to hold its Annual General Meeting in Chennai on November 20.
Ajinkya Rahane settles for domestic bliss off the field
Ajinkya Rahane tied the knot with Radhika Dhopvkar in traditional Maharashtrian style on Friday.
Find out why Pakistan suspended 16 bowlers
In a major crackdown against chucking, a senior official revealed that Pakistan on Thursday suspended 16 domestic bowlers with suspect actions following the ban of ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.
Cricket Buzz: Former NZ all-rounder Cairns charged with perjury
Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns was charged in a north London police station on Thursday with perverting the course of justice.
September 25, 2014
Heavy rain washes out Chennai vs Lahore CLT20 match
Heavy rain washed out the Champions League T20 match between Chennai Super Kings and Lahore Lions without a ball being bowled at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on Thursday.
Pujara slams maiden century in county cricket
Cheteshwar Pujara scored the 27th first-class century of his career and the first one in county cricket as Derbyshire seized the initiative against Leicestershire in a Division Two encounter in Derby.
Mumbai's veteran batsman Muzumdar calls it quits
One of India's finest batsman in the domestic circuit Amol Muzumdar on Thursday announced his retirement from all forms of the game ending an illustrious two-decade career that saw him captain the Mumbai team to a Ranji Trophy title in 2006-07.
BCCI's meet set to throw lifeline to Srinivasan
The all-powerful working committee meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will take place in Chennai on Friday to discuss about deferring the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and a longer tenure for team director Ravi Shastri, who in all likelihood would be requested to guide India till next year's World Cup.
Kapil Dev honoured with Lifetime Achievement award
Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords in London.
KKR's record 12th straight victory makes Gambhir a proud skipper
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir is proud of his side's record 12th straight win. Gambhir also praised the team spirit and predicted a great future for Suryakumar Yadav, who helped the IPL champions book their semi-final spot in the Champions League T20 in Hyderabad on Wednesday night.
Kuldeep, Suryakumar guide Kolkata to CLT20 semis
An unstoppable Kolkata Knight Riders stretched their winning streak to a record 12 after the reigning IPL champions edged past Perth Scorchers by 3 wickets to all but confirm their semi-final spot in the Champions League Twenty20 in Hyderabad.
September 24, 2014
BCCI secy Patel alleges vendetta politics following sacking by Baroda CA
Sanjay Patel, secretary of the Board of Control of Cricket in India, was on Wednesday removed from the secretary's post by his own state association Baroda CA after a city civil court in Vadodara rejected his plea to be reinstated in BCA's managing committee.
Cook confirmed as England captain for World Cup
Alastair Cook will lead England at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after being named as skipper for the upcoming One-Day International series in Sri Lanka, national selector James Whitaker confirmed.
Atapattu named Sri Lanka head coach
Former captain Marvan Atapattu became Sri Lanka's first full-time local coach in 15 years after he was put in charge of the national cricket team on Wednesday.
Pakistan drop Younis for Australia One-day series
Pakistan have axed senior batsman Younis Khan for next month's One-day series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates as they announced their ODI and Twenty20 squads on Wednesday.
Chennai Super Kings look to keep the momentum going against Lahore
Riding high on a comfortable win over Dolphins in their last encounter, Chennai Super Kings will look to keep the momentum going when they lock horns with Lahore Lions in the Champions League T20.
'There is still scope for improvement in this Kings XI side'
Kings XI Punjab may have shown their mettle, winning two games so far in the Oppo Champions League T20, but the team coach Sanjay Bangar said that there is still a scope for improvement.
'T20 is a batsman's game, that makes it difficult for the bowler'
Admitting that T20 is a game where bowlers often find themselves at the receiving end, Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera feels that its good to have a few variations in order to surprise the batsmen.
Injured Gayle ruled out of ODI series against India
Still recovering from a hamstring injury, swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle was on Wednesday left out of the West Indies' 15-member squad for the One-Day International series against India next month.
'Gambhir's psyche to get wickets in T20 makes him a great captain'
Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Wasim Akram has said that captain Gautam Gambhir's leadership and the team bonding is responsible for its success in the IPL and the ongoing Oppo Champions League T20.
September 23, 2014
CLT20: Clinical Hobart Hurricanes thrash Northern Knights
Hobart Hurricanes produced a
Pujara adjudged out for 'handling the ball'
India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was adjudged out for handling the ball on the opening day of Derbyshire's County Championship four-day match against Leicestershire at Derby on Tuesday.
Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh to be inducted as Bradman Honourees
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's tryst with Australia and "The Don" continues as the legendary batsman will be inducted as a Bradman Honouree along with former Test captain Steve Waugh at a gala dinner in Sydney on October 29.
CLT20: Lahore Lions' Rasool reported for chucking
Lahore Lions' spinner Adnan Rasool was reported for suspected illegal bowling action during his team's Champions League Twenty20 match with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in India on Sunday.
CLT20: Can Scorchers put a break on KKR's winning streak?
Following their 11-match winning streak, Kolkata Knight Riders will be aiming to keep their juggernaut rolling as they meet Perth Scorchers in their third Group A league match of the Champions League T20 in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
'Our bowling is struggling slightly,' admits Dhoni
His team might have registered a crushing 54-run win over Dolphins in Bangalore but Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated that it would need to improve its bowling to win the Champions League Twenty20.
September 22, 2014
Raina's blast powers Chennai to huge win over Dolphins
Suresh Raina blasted a breathtaking 43-ball 90 to power Chennai Super Kings to a convincing 54-run victory over Dolphins and keep their semi-finals hopes alive in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 in Bangalore, on Monday.
Injured Clarke shaking up fitness regimen ahead of Pak series
Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke will arrive in the United Arab Emirates five days ahead of the rest of the Test squad as he races to be fit for the two-match series against Pakistan.
Waqar seeks replacement spinner as Pak prepare to look beyond Ajmal
Although the PCB is leaving no stone unturned to allow suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal a chance to make a comeback to international cricket, the national selectors and head coach, Waqar Younis are already planning for the World Cup without the services of the suspended spinner.
Trott insists Johnson not responsible for his early exit from Ashes tour
England batsman Jonathan Trott has insisted that Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was not the one to blame for his early exit from their Ashes tour as he criticised former English skipper Michael Vaughan's reaction to his health problems.
Winning 11 matches in a row is great achievement, gushes Gambhir
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir chose not to be harsh on his fielders, who missed chances galore in Sunday's Champions League Twenty20 contest against Lahore Lions, saying the team has worked hard in its impressive 11-match winning streak.
Younis Khan in probables list for Australia series
The Pakistan selectors have retained senior batsman Younis Khan in a shortlist of 20 players they have finalised for the Test and ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.
Gambhir, Narine guide Kolkata to easy win over Lahore
Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a confident half-century after Sunil Narine stifled Lahore Lions with his magical spin bowling as Kolkata Knight Riders eked out a four-wicket win in a Champions League Twenty20 Group A match in Hyderabad.
September 21, 2014
Blizzard's blitz stuns Cobras
Aiden Blizzard played a blistering knock as Hobart Hurricanes beat Cape Cobras by six wickets in a group league encounter of the Champions League T20, to keep their hopes of qualifying for the semi-final alive.
Onus on CSK's Smith and McCullum to get their campaign on track
After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match of Champions League T20 in Bangalore on Monday.
Watson ruled out of Australia's series against Pakistan
Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of Australia's entire series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury, the country's cricket board said on Sunday.
'See-ball-hit-ball type mentality works'
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey heaped praise on Akshar Patel for his crucial nine-ball 23 which helped his team beat Barbados Trident by four wickets in the Champions League Twenty20 in Mohali on Saturday night.
Tendulkar donates relief materials for J&K flood victims
India's cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday came in support of people affected by the devastating flood in Jammu and Kashmir by donating truckloads of relief which consists of five tons of eatables and 1000 blankets apart from other important stuff.
Stressful Jadeja episode went too far, says Anderson
Reflecting on his infamous altercation with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, England pace spearhead James Anderson said the matter that brought a great deal of stress to him "went too far" and could have been dealt with on the day of the incident itself.
Bangar & Co. set to be retained, Penny and Dawes asked to report at NCA
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is all set to retain the support staff members comprising of Sanjay Bangar, R Sridhar and Bharat Arun, who came in as temporary replacements for Trevor Penny and Joe Dawes.
Miller, Akshar guide Punjab to victory over Barbados
David Miller smashed a 34-ball 46 under pressure and Parvinder Awana scalped three wickets as Kings XI Punjab notched up a four-wicket victory over Barbados Trident in the Oppo Champions League twenty20 in Mohali.
September 20, 2014
Marsh cameo guides Scorchers to a thrilling win over Dolphins
Mitchell Marsh hit successive sixes off the last two deliveries as Perth Scorchers from Australia beat South Africa's Dolphins by six wickets in a group league match of the Champions League T20 in Mohali on Saturday.
CLT20: It's India v Pakistan as Lahore Lions face Kolkata challenge
Buoyed by their spectacular win over Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of this season's campaign, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on spirited qualifiers Lahore Lions in their second game of the Champions League Twenty20 in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Malinga to undergo ankle treatment in Australia
Sri Lanka will miss the services of paceman Lasith Malinga for about three-and-a-half months until early next year as the speedster has planned to get his troubled ankle treated in Australia.
Pataudi was best at handling pressure, reveals study
Ahead of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's third death anniversary in November, a website claims to have unearthed an unheralded aspect of the former Indian captain's game -- he was the best when it came to handling pressure.
Knights beat Cobras by 33 runs in rain-shortened CLT20 match
Rains took some sheen off Kane Williamson's record batting display of scoring the fastest ever century in Champions League Twenty20 as New Zealand side Northern Knights beat Cape Cobras of South Africa by 33 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method in Raipur.
September 19, 2014
Will Pawar dash Srinivasan's hopes of comeback in BCCI?
Former Board of Control for Cricket in India chief Sharad Pawar could make a sensational return as president. There is talk that the Maharashtra politician could emerge an unlikely candidate to take on the suspended Narayanaswami Srinivasan.
Injury rules Duminy out of Champions League T20
Cape Cobras were dealt a severe blow after all-rounder JP Duminy has been ruled out of Oppo Champions League Twenty20 due to an injury and has been replaced by Sybrand Engelbrecht.
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Punjab look for another dominating performance against Barbados
After launching their campaign on a winning note, IPL finalists Kings XI Punjab will look to dish out another dominating performance when they face the formidable Barbados Tridents in a Group B match of the Oppo Champions League twenty20 in Mohali on Saturday.
'Green Park cannot have IPL matches, will host only Tests'
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) secretary Rajeev Shukla has said that new stadia will be built in the state to host IPL and limited-over matches
'When the team is in trouble, it takes courage to go for shots'
Kings XI Punjab captain heaped praise on Glenn Maxwell and Thisara Perera after the five-wicket win against Hobart Hurricanes in Mohali and promised his team will get better in the Champions League T20.
Chris Rushworth creates history, takes 15 wickets in a day
Durham seam bowler Chris Rushworth took 15 wickets on Wednesday as Northants were bowled out twice in less than 3-1/2 hours on their way to an innings defeat.
CLT20: Cricket stars, cheerleaders... but where's the crowd?
Despite home team featuring in the opening tie, crowds at the PCA stadium were sparse in the CLT20 match played between Kings XI Punjab and Hobart Hurricanes in Mohali on Thursday night.
Kings XI skipper promises better show after their CLT20 opener
Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey heaped praise on Glenn Maxwell and Thisara Perera after the five-wicket win against Hobart Hurricanes in Mohali and promised his team will get better in the Champions League T20.
September 18, 2014
CLT20: Maxwell, Perera help Kings XI start on a winning note
A superb cameo from Glenn Maxwell helped Kings XI Punjab overcome a poor start to their chase and win the battle of first-timers against Hobart Hurricanes by five wickets in the Champions League T20 in Mohali.
Never term coaches as Indian or overseas: Bangar
India's assistant cricket coach Sanjay Bangar feels competence, not nationality, should be the sole criteria while judging a coach and criticism should never be based on whether the person is an Indian or not.
PIX: Cricketers, their gorgeous wives and kids at CLT20
The greatest nights in cricket and the glamorous WAGs (wife and girlfriends) are back on our television screens.
'Adapting quickly will be key to India's success in Australia'
Adjusting to the conditions and improvising quickly to challenging situations would be the key to India's success in what promises to be a tough tour Down Under come December, feels former Australia pacer Michael Kasprowicz.
Russell, Ten Doeschate played unbelievable knocks, says Gambhir
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir praised Andre Russell and Ryan ten Doeschate and said that they played 'unbelievable' knocks.
Russell, ten Doeschate power KKR to stunning victory over Chennai
Andre Russell smashed a breathtaking half-century while Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a stunning seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.
September 17, 2014
Penny, Dawes future to be decided at BCCI meeting next week
The future of India's bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding consultant Trevor Penny will be decided at the all-important Working Committee meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, in Chennai on September 26.
Pujara ends run-drought as Derbyshire beat Surrey
Cheteshwar Pujara ended his run-drought with an unbeaten 90 as Derbyshire beat Surrey by eight wickets in the Division Two County Championship match at the KIA Oval on Wednesday.
Pakistan trying hard to get Ajmal cleared for World Cup
Former captain Intikhab Alam, who heads the Pakistan Cricket Board's domestic cricket operations, said on Wednesday that they are planning to have the suspended Saeed Ajmal undergo the bio-mechanic tests with a corrected bowling action before the World Cup so he is available for selection for the mega event next year.
Court dismisses BCCI's application, RCA mulls PIL
The Rajasthan Cricket Association on Wednesday received some sort of relief as the Jaipur City district judge dismissed the application filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India seeking transfer of the RCA's suit from ADJ-4 Jaipur.
Injury rules Johnson out of Kings XI's initial CLT20 matches
Cricket Australia on Wednesday said fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will not immediately join Kings XI Punjab in India for the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 due to a rib injury.
Will Kings XI Punjab's power-packed batting tame Hurricanes?
After their best-ever show at IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their aggressive brand of cricket when they start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 in Mohali on Thursday.
Benn sends Bangladesh crashing to 2-0 series defeat vs Windies
Bangladesh collapsed to a 2-0 series defeat against West Indies, losing the second and final Test by 296 runs with a day to spare on Tuesday.
Cricket Buzz: Former NZ captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse
Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer.
'In Champions League T20, most teams want to beat Mumbai Indians'
Mumbai Indians skipper Kieron Pollard rued the fact that team's batting let them down as the defending champions crashed out of the qualifying round of the Champions League T20 in Raipur.
CLT20: Holders Mumbai Indians out; Knights and Lions make the cut
Defending champions Mumbai Indians paid the price for an indifferent showing and crashed out of the Champions League T20 after being beaten by New Zealand's Northern Knights by six wickets in the final qualifying round match in Raipur, on Tuesday.
September 16, 2014
CLT20: Hafeez shines as Lahore Lions beat Southern Express
Muhammad Hafeez led from the front with a blazing 67 as Lahore Lions trounced Sri Lanka's Southern Express by 55 runs in their penultimate Oppo Champions League Twenty20 qualifier, in Raipur on Tuesday, to keep alive their chances of making the main draw of the tournament.
Pakistan name Afridi T20 captain, Misbah to lead in Tests, ODIs
Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi was, on Tuesday, named Pakistan's new Twenty20 captain until the 2016 World T20, and Misbah ul Haq retained Test and ODI skipper until the 2015 50-over World Cup.
CLT20: Will IPL champs KKR repeat their super show against CSK?
Depleted by the absence of high-profile names, Indian Premier League 2014 champions Kolkata Knight Riders have a tough task on hand when they lock horns with formidable Chennai Super Kings in the opening Group 'A' match of the Champions League T20, in Hyderabad, on Wednesday.
Cricket Buzz: Australia prepare artificial pitch for spin practice
Australia has built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to help its batsmen deal with spin-bowling on the slow tracks of the subcontinent, where they have so often struggled in the past.
2nd Test: Windies rack up huge lead as Bangladesh toil
West Indies piled on the misery for Bangladesh by ending the third day of the second Test in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, with a huge 427-run lead with six second innings wickets remaining.
September 15, 2014
Twenty20 is a sort of a lottery cricket, says CSK captain Dhoni
The Chennai Super Kings captain believes that T20 cricket is very unpredictable and even a single player can sometimes change the course of a match.
Kashmir flood leaves India cricketer Rasool stranded for 10 days
'It was a helpless situation for me and my family. We were staying on the first floor as the ground floor was filled with flood water,' says Parveez Rasool, the only cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to have played for India.
Kings XI Punjab hope pacer Johnson is cleared for CLT20
Captain George Bailey believes the forthcoming Champions League Twenty20 tournament is a new start for his team Kings XI Punjab but the Indian Premier League runners up are ready for the challenge and hoping to win their first major title.
Five-star Roach has Bangladesh struggling again
Bangladesh continued to struggle on their tour of the Caribbean as they ended the second day of the second and final Test against West Indies trailing by 276 runs with just three first innings wickets remaining.
September 14, 2014
Champions League T20: Mumbai Indians trounce Southern Express
Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 in Raipur.
Champions League T20: Northern Districts thrash Lahore Lions
A clinical all-round display by the Northern Districts helped them crush Lahore Lions by a whopping 72 runs to all but ensure their entry into the main round of the Champions League T20 in Raipur.
Team India look serious contenders to defend their World Cup title
After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday.
We missed Rohit in the middle: Wright
After being beaten by Lahore Lions in their first Champions League T20 qualifier, Mumbai Indians head coach John Wright said the defending champions lost because of a poor start with the bat in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, who has been ruled out due to injury.
Hafeez delighted with the win over Mumbai Indians
Lahore Lions skipper Mohammad Hafeez feels his bowlers set the stage for victory over Mumbai Indians in their first qualifier of the Champions League T20 tournament, by restricting the opponents to a low score.
Pollard feels the heat after losing to Lahore Lions
Having started their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 with a loss, Mumbai Indians captain Kieron Pollard conceded that pressure would be on his side as they will have to win their next two matches to make it to the tournament proper.
PCB to pay Saqlain Rs 1 million per month to coach Ajmal
Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq will be paid a whopping Rupees One million per month for helping the suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to undergo correctove measures in his illegal bowling action.
Akmal cameo guides Lahore to six wickets win over Mumbai
Umar Akmal played a stunning cameo of 18-ball unbeaten 38 as Lahore Lions beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their opening qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 in Raipur on Saturday.
September 13, 2014
Williamson guides Northern Knights to easy win in CLT20 opener
Premier New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson showed his prowess in shortest format as his smashing innings powered Northern Knights to a convincing seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka's Southern Express in a rain-curtailed opening game of the Champions League T20 in Raipur.
Delhi to host second ODI against West Indies on October 11
The revised itinerary of India's home series against the West Indies underwent a few changes with the capital hosting the second ODI on October 11 instead of the one-off T20 which will now be hosted by Cuttack on October 22.
BCCI Constitution amended for Jaitley not Srinivasan: Manohar
Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar has said that the amendment of the BCCI constituition in 2012 regarding president's post was done to
Rahul Dravid delivers the Dilip Sardesai memorial lecture
Former India skipper Rahul Dravid spoke at the Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture at the Cricket Club of India. Here is the full text of his speech.
September 12, 2014
One-Day cricket is seriously struggling, says Dravid
Former India captain Rahul Dravid, on Friday, urged the cricket administrators to rethink their plans of One-day cricket, if they have to ensure the longevity of the format.
Test reveals Ajmal's elbow extension beyond 40 degrees
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal failed his biomechanics test in Brisbane because his average elbow extension was more than double the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC.
Shehzad reprimanded for making 'religious comments'
Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has escaped strong disciplinary action for his controversial religious comments to Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka as the Board let him off with just a stern reprimand for violating a clause of his central contract.
Yorkshire win first County Championship title in 13 years
Yorkshire clinched their first English County Championship title in 13 years after demolishing Nottinghamshire by an innings and 152 runs at Trent Bridge on Friday.
'Pataudi would have averaged 75 if he had both his eyes'
India batting great Rahul Dravid recalled meeting Tiger Pataudi in 1997 and revealed how he found there was no bitterness in him about the injury which left him with just one eye.
Cairns likely to face perjury charge in case against Lalit Modi
Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns expects to be charged with perjury this month by British authorities and will travel to Britain to defend himself, the player said on Friday.
Why IPL teams hold edge in Champions League T20?
It is time again to return to the shortest format of cricket as leading players, including India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, get ready to represent their respective franchises in the sixth edition of the Champions League T20.
Prior, Trott lose England contracts, Stokes a surprise
Wicketkeeper Matt Prior and struggling batsman Jonathan Trott have lost their central contacts with England, though all-rounder Ben Stokes has been rewarded despite a poor home series against India.
'Drop Fletcher; Vengsarkar, Shastri can turn fortunes of India'
Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer wants Duncan Fletcher axed as the Indian team's chief coach, and the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar to guide the team after the 3-1 drubbing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men received in the five-Test series in England.
September 11, 2014
Mumbai Indians appoint Pollard as skipper for CLT20
Dashing all-rounder Kieron Pollard has been named the captain of the Mumbai Indians after shoulder injury and fractured finger forced regular captain Rohit Sharma to pull-out of the upcoming Champions League T20, starting from Saturday.
Pujara out for a duck in second innings for Derbyshire
India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara's county debut turned into a nightmare as he got out without scoring in Derbyshire's second innings in their bid to chase down a tricky target of 261 against Glamorgan in the second division match of English County Championship in Cardiff, on Thursday.
Pathan brothers launch cricket academy; sign up Greg Chappell
The brothers' academy which has been named CAP (Cricket Academy of Pathans) will be launched initially in Baroda next month with around 50 more academies planned all across the country.
Can Yusuf Pathan make India comeback before World Cup?
Confident of a good showing in the Champions League Twenty20 and the domestic season ahead, all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has said there is enough time before the 2015 World Cup for him to prove his mettle and make a comeback into the Indian team.
Saqlain Mushtaq rushes to rescue controversial spinner Ajmal
Pakistani cricket authorities have turned to former top spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq to help Saeed Ajmal change his bowling action and make a comeback to international cricket.
September 10, 2014
Pujara fails on County debut, dismissed for seven
Indian top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara failed to impress on his County debut after managing just seven runs for Derbyshire in the four-day Division Two first-class match against Glamorgan in Cardiff on Wednesday.
Bangladesh paceman Amin reported for chucking, sixth bowler since July
Bangladesh paceman Al-Amin Hossain has become the laTest bowler to be reported for a suspect action and has to undergo biomechanical Tests within 21 days, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday.
ICC not sure if technology will do enough to check chucking menace
The ICC is cautiously optimistic that wearable sensors can provide the technological breakthrough needed to stamp out illegal bowling actions but does not expect them to be ready for trial in matches before mid-2015.
Injured Rohit to miss Champions League T20, says MI coach Wright
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma sustained a fracture in the middle finger during the second One-Day International against England at Cardiff.
Porter apologises for his 'rather be booed than ignored' comment on Ali
The chief of England's Professional Cricketers' Association Angus Porter has profusely apologized for his comments that England cricketer Moeen Ali should have taken the abuse from the Indian fans during the one-off T20 International as a 'compliment'.
Mushfiqur ton in vain as West Indies win by 10 wickets
West Indies wrapped up a 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh before lunch on the fifth and final day of the first Test in St Vincent on Tuesday.
'I'd rather be a mean winner rather than a polite loser'
Winning is all what matters to
Uttam's Take! Shastri(ya) Sangeet: Secret of Team India's ODI success
Rediff.com's Uttam Ghosh unravels the secret weapon which helped India get the better of hosts England in the ODI series.
September 09, 2014
Ajmal vows to return with clean action, eyes 2015 World Cup
Banned Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal vowed to correct his illegal bowling action and return to cricket before next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Shastri, Fletcher should stay till 2015 World Cup, says Laxman
Former batsman V V S Laxman believes tinkering with Team India's support staff is not a viable option and newly-appointed team director Ravi Shastri and coach Duncan Fletcher should stay till the 2015 World Cup.
Akhtar advises Ajmal to challenge ICC ban; Saqlain offers help
Having been at the receiving end of chucking accusations during his playing days, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar advised Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the new protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on bowling actions.
Everything you want to know about controversial Pak spinner Ajmal
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was banned from bowling on Tuesday for an illegal action on Tuesday. Here are some facts on the bowler.
PCB to challenge ICC's decision to suspend Ajmal for illegal action
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been suspended for an illegal bowling action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.
KKR players get intense training in SA in preparation for CLT20
In their quest to be battle-ready for the upcoming Champions League Twenty20, Kolkata Knight Riders sent four of their players -- Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Manvinder Bisla and Kuldeep Yadav -- to Bloemfontein, South Africa for 15 days of training camp that included cycling, running and mountaineering.
For now, Shastri gives full marks to 'solid character' Fletcher
His report will decide Duncan Fletcher's future as India's cricket coach and Ravi Shastri, who served as Team Director during the just-concluded limited overs series against England, has put his weight behind the under-fire Zimbabwean.
Should Shastri continue till the World Cup? Tell us!
What are your thoughts on Shastri continuing as Team Director till the World Cup? Should the BCCI retain him?
Rahane the cornerstone of India's batting in all formats
No one in his right senses will expect Ajinkya Rahane to bat like Sachin Tendulkar or make thousands of runs and own a plethora of records. But the right-hander guarantees to carry forward the rich legacy of the fabled Mumbai school of batting.
Pakistan cricket needs India's support, says Shoaib Akhtar
Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, once a nemesis of many a top Indian batsman, is now ready to offer advice to his arch-rivals saying that Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron will be key to India's 2015 World Cup defence.
September 08, 2014
BCCI vs Lalit Modi-led RCA case hearing on September 11
The impasse between the Rajasthan Cricket Association and the Board of Control for Cricket in India is likely to continue as the District Judge, Jaipur (city) has set September 11 as the next date of hearing.
'Too late to sack Cook as captain, we're close to the World Cup'
The clamour for his sacking as England's ODI captain has grown shrill after the debacle against India but former coach Ashley Giles feels it is too
Lahore Lions granted visa to participate in CLT20
Ending days of speculation on whether the Lahore Lions would play in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 in India, the Pakistan Cricket Board said the team has been issued visa and clearance for the tournament.
Cricket Buzz: Australia name master blaster Finch new T20 captain
Australia have named swashbuckling batsman Aaron Finch captain of the Twenty20 cricket team, replacing George Bailey, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Monday.
Stats: Captain Morgan basks in T20 glory
Statistical highlights of the one-off Twenty20 international between India and England at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday.
I backed myself to go for it, says defensive Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended his unsuccessful decision of not rotating strike in the last over against England in the Only T20 International, saying he backed himself to go for it.
Morgan smashes England to thrilling T20 victory
India's long tour of England ended on a heartbreaking note as England held their nerve to pull off a thrilling three-run victory in the only Twenty20 International.
September 07, 2014
Verma threatens to move apex court over BCCI AGM postponement
Continuing his crusade against the alleged corruption in the BCCI due to president-in-exile N Srinivasan's presence, Aditya Verma on Sunday threatened to move Supreme Court if the board's Annual General Meeting fails to make its September deadline.
Shastri's England report could decide coach Fletcher's fate
Under-fire India coach Duncan Fletcher's fate is expected to be decided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India after it receives team director Ravi Shastri's report on the England tour.
'India, Australia, South Africa favourites to win 2015 World Cup'
With the teams entering the final phase of their preparations for next year's World Cup, former batting great Ian Chappell said defending champions India, Australia and South Africa are the favourites to win the game's showpiece event.
IPL good for cricket but BCCI's enormous power scary: Boycott
Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for IPL to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has now said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game.
Brathwaite's maiden double ton puts WI in command
Opener Kraigg Brathwaite's maiden double century helped West Indies amass 407 for three on the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh at Arnos Vale in St Vincent on Saturday.
BCCI buys time for Srinivasan; calls Working Committee meet on Sep 26
The solution worked out by the members is to convene a Working Committee meeting on September 26. With this, the AGM is unlikely to be held on the scheduled date of September 30 as the rules demand for a three-week gap between the two meetings.
With eye on Test recall, Bailey quits Aus T20 captaincy
George Bailey stepped down as Australia's Twenty20 captain on Sunday, saying that he wants to focus on his Test career.
September 06, 2014
Steyn, du Plessis set up convincing win over Australia
A superb spell of reverse-swing bowling from Dale Steyn and another fluent innings from Faf du Plessis helped South Africa cruise to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the final of the triangular series at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
'It is a cheap shot to blame the IPL for India's poor show in Tests'
English cricketers can "forget" about the shorter format unless they embrace the Indian Premier League, according to the maverick Kevin Pietersen, who says his efforts to get his countrymen to play in the IPL have fallen on "deaf ears".
No assurances over ODI captaincy: Alastair Cook
Under-fire Alastair Cook has been given no assurances about his future as England's One-day International (ODI) captain but the stout opener is determined to lead the team in next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Stats: Raina's all round performance; outstanding Jadeja
Statistical highlights of the fifth and final one-dayer between India and England in Leeds on Friday.
Cricket Buzz: England's Bresnan ruled out of India Twenty20 game
England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of Sunday's Twenty20 international against India with a strained shoulder, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.
I learnt a lot watching Indians bat: Moeen Ali
England's unlikely bowling hero in the Tests, all-rounder Moeen Ali also made an impact with the bat at Edgbaston while playing his first ODI of the series and has admitted that he learnt a lot by watching Indian batsmen from the sidelines.
Too many soft dismissals cost us the game: Dhoni
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the target England set for them was very much achievable but soft dismissals scuttled their chances in the fifth One-dayer.
September 05, 2014
Root hits ton as England deny India clean sweep
Joe Root scored his second ODI hundred as England denied India a clean sweep with a 41-run victory in the fifth and final match of the One-Day International series, in Leeds.
South Africa's Morkel and Duminy in doubt for series final
South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel and all-rounder JP Duminy will undergo late fitness tests ahead of Saturday's triangular series final against Australia in Harare.
'Shehzad's advice to Dilshan was stupid'
Newly appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan criticised Ahmed Shehzad for offering religious advice to Sri Lankan player Tillakaratne Dilshan during an ODI last week, saying it was a "stupid statement" on part of the Pakistani batsman.
No bitter feelings, says Ajay Sharma after being cleared of match-fixing
Former Delhi captain Ajay Sharma can finally look forward to beginning a new chapter in life after a District Court cleared him of all charges related to match-fixing, which led the Board of Control for Cricket in India to impose a life ban on him.
Varun Aaron to play for Durham county
India fast bowler Varun Aaron will play for Durham in the remainder of the English county season. He becomes the second Indian this summer to play for a county club after promising batsman Cheteshwar Pujara joined Derbyshire.
Brett Lee begins second innings with Bollywood
After being part of a Bollywood film and music video, former Australia cricketer Brett Lee is all set to become a full-time actor in an Indo-Australian romantic comedy, aptly titled 'UnIndian'.
'We don't want Botham's advice on IPL, we've Gavaskar and Kapil'
The Cricket Board has rubbished former England great Ian Botham's criticism of the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, saying he had no locus standi, and advised him to first get his facts right before commenting on the Twenty20 League.
Is lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats?
England were thumped 4-1 in Australia in their One-day International series at the beginning of the year and also lost recent series at home against Sri Lanka and India.
How Ravi Shastri helped Rahane get his maiden century
Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane joined the bandwagon of Indian players, who have attributed Team Director Ravi Shastri for bringing about a turnaround in team's fortunes with his technical inputs in the ongoing ODI series after their dismal show in the Test matches.
'Dhoni will do well to be ready for the defence of the World Cup'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wicket-keeping skills in the Test format has came under scrutiny yet again with former New Zealand captain Martin
September 04, 2014
Du Plessis ton helps South Africa set up Australia final
Faf du Plessis smashed a third century in four matches as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 63 runs on Thursday to set up a final showdown with Australia in the triangular series tournament.
Pakistan investigates Shahzad-Dilshan 'religious spat'
Pakistan said it has set up a committee to look into a religious spat between their opener Ahmed Shahzad and Sri Lankan counterpart Tillakaratne Dilshan last month.
India ready to defend World Cup, declares Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar sent out a warning to the teams participating in next year's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, saying they need to watch out for defending champions India.
Barabati to host Windies T20 instead of third ODI
The Barabati stadium in Cuttack will host the one-off Twenty20 international between India and the West Indies on October 22, instead of the scheduled third ODI on October 14, the Orissa Cricket Association said.
India aim for clean sweep; England hoping to salvage pride
Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer in Leeds on Friday.
'IPL shouldn't be there at all as the players are slaves to it'
England legend Ian Botham has called for the scrapping of Indian Premier League, saying the T20 domestic event is "too powerful" for cricket's "long-term good" and the game would be better off without the tournament.
'Cook is a stubborn man but the tough call has to be made'
Coming down heavily on Alastair Cook, former skipper Michael Vaughan has said that the "stubborn" leader must be sacked from the ODI post if he refuses to step down soon.
Series wrapped, India likely to rest key players in fifth ODI
After taking an unassailable 3-0 lead following the nine-wicket victory in the fourth One-Day International against England, India is likely to give a break to some of their key players in the inconsequential fifth and final match at Headingley, Leeds, on Friday.
'As a player Suresh Raina has entered a new phase of maturity'
Suresh Raina, whose century in the second ODI helped India regain its confidence back after successive defeats in Tests against England, has extensively worked hard on tackling short pitch deliveries in the hockey turf.
Aussie pacer Harris eyes India series for comeback from injury
Recovering from a knee surgery, Australian pacer Ryan Harris is eyeing a return to international cricket in the Test series against India later this year.
Strauss backs captain Cook to come good
Former England skipper Andrew Strauss says sacking Alastair Cook as captain before the 2015 World Cup is not the answer to the English cricket team's one-day woes.
September 03, 2014
Dhoni more comfortable in shorter formats: Gavaskar
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar refused to draw comparison between the country's most successful ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his predecessors, declaring that the wicketkeeper-batsman's record surpasses that of all his seniors.
Dhawan reveals how India bounced back in ODIs after Test debacle
The Delhi batsman said winning the series so convincingly is a huge confidence booster for India with around six months left for the 2015 World Cup to be played in Australia-New Zealand.
Harbhajan amazed by Bolt's smooth bowling action, simplicity
'I think cricket is there in Usain Bolt's blood. Since I got to watch from close quarters, it was amazing to see him run-up to bowl. The perfect delivery stride is understandable because he is a world champion athlete,' Harbhajan Singh said.
Stats: India's win in Edgbaston ODI, their 50th against England
Statistical highlights of the
'What I saw at Edgbaston was a joke, a total embarrassment'
Angry and sad at the way England have been outplayed in the ongoing ODI series against India, former captain Ian Botham and retired spinner Graeme Swann said the performance of the side led by Alastair Cook is nothing short of an "embarrassment".
'There's a tendency to lax after win, but India has got better'
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his side played a "perfect game" at Edgbaston as the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the fourth One-Dayer to take an invincible 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
Thunder 'Bolt' hits Bangalore... with cricket bat and ball
Usain Bolt showcased his cricketing talent in front of an enthusiastic 6000-odd crowd in Bangalore on Tuesday.
Cook is not quitting. Period.
He might be under tremendous pressure after three consecutive losses, but England skipper Alastair Cook has made it clear that he is not stepping down as ODI captain in the wake of his side's One-day series defeat against India.
Most successful ODI captain Dhoni lauds his 'fantastic' team
Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his former and present team for helping him become the most successful Indian ODI captain after the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the fourth One-dayer to take an invincible 3-0 lead in the five-match series in Birmingham.
September 02, 2014
Usain Bolt wows Bangalore with the bat
Usain Bolt wowed his Indian fans in his trademark style in a brief exhibition cricket contest against Yuvraj Singh in his maiden trip to the country.
Finally, Pujara heads for England; set to make County debut against Glamorgan
India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has been issued a British work permit and is set to join Derbyshire County Cricket Club this week for the remainder of the English County Championship.
Rahane leads India's demolition of England with maiden ton
Ajinkya Rahane scored his maiden One-Day International century as India trounced England by nine wickets in the fourth one-dayer to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
British visa delay keeps Pujara's County debut on hold
Cheteshwar Pujara's debut for Derbyshire County Cricket Club, for which he has recently signed a contract to play in the remainder of the English County Championship, has been delayed simply because he has not yet been granted a British work visa. Consequently, he hasn't reached England and missed Derbyshire's crucial ongoing Division II match against Worcestershire at Derby in LV County Championship.
First Look: Tendulkar's remarkable story in his own words!
The highest run-scorer in the history of international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar retired in 2013 after playing for an astonishing 24 years. The most celebrated Indian cricketer of all-time, he was conferred the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, on the day of his retirement.
Last thing I am thinking about is retiring, says injured Clarke
Australia captain Michael Clarke has dismissed any suggestions he might quit One-day cricket after returning home from Zimbabwe tour with a hamstring injury.
McGrath to mentor Varun Aaron and other pacers
India's fastest bowler Varun Aaron has started his 10-day training programme under Australian legend Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tie-up between the BCCI and company.
First Look! Bolt lands in India...
The fastest man on earth Usain Bolt arrived at Bangalore International Airport to make his date with India on Tuesday as he features in a friendly cricket match with India's star players Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan.
Why Shastri's appointment is a step up for Team India
'Before Shastri's induction, things were sketchy and it was not known who was responsible for taking cricketing decisions around the team. The selectors chose a squad of players, the captain ran the show on the field and the coaches helped draft plans, or sort of tried to. There needed to be one man who could coordinate all elements around the squad -- someone who had the backing of the Board, the respect of the players and that of the support staff.'
Ganguly tells England how to improve against spin
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly believes that England's batsmen need to change their mental approach against spin if they want to improve their showing in limited overs cricket.
'A few more good performances can give me back the opener's slot'
With Rohit Sharma nursing a finger injury and Shikhar Dhawan struggling with his form, India discard Robin Uthappa is eager to earn the opening slot in the national team with some good performances in the upcoming season, which ends with 2015 World Cup.
Technique tweak revives Raina's fortunes
Raina is much experienced now, fully mature and he could unfold his true genius at the World Cup in Australia-New Zealand next year, writes
September 01, 2014
Despite 0-2 deficit, Moores optimistic of England saving ODI series
England trail India 0-2 in the five-match One-Day International series, but coach Peter Moores is still confident of a turnaround in his team's fortunes.
Ashwin reveals secret of his success in ODIs
Ravichandran Ashwin's showing in the shorter versions of cricket have been comparatively better than that in Tests. The Tamil Nadu spinner attributes it to the time spent in the nets with his personal coach.
Sprint king Bolt challenges Yuvraj, Zaheer for a cricket match!
The fastest man on earth Usain Bolt is all set to make his date with India on Tuesday as he features in a friendly cricket match with India's star players Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan.
Supreme Court refuses to reinstate scam-tainted Srinivasan as BCCI chief
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Narayanaswami Srinivasan's plea for reinstatement as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India saying he cannot be allowed to take up charge till he gets a clean chit from Justice Mudgal Committee, which is probing him and 12 players in Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing scandal.
England guilty of selecting ODI team on Test performances: Boycott
The former England opener says Cook, Bell and Root shouldn't be in the One-day squad and is unimpressed with the team's bowling line-up.
Team India looking to wrap ODI series at Edgbaston
An unassailable lead in their pocket, India would look to clinch the one-day series against England by putting up another dominating display when the two sides square off in the fourth one-dayer in Birmingham on Tuesday.
ICC ODI Rankings: India grab No 1 spot
Good times are here for the Men in Blue! Their dominating performance against England coupled with Australia's shock loss to Zimbabwe made India the sole No 1 team in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued in Dubai.
'Kohli's preference for short formats will hold him back in Tests'
Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson are the new "fabulous four" of Test Cricket but will go through "teething problems" before shooting for the stars.
'Virat is in a bad patch but a big knock is around the corner'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said a big knock could be in the offing from Virat Kohli very soon.
'An England turnaround can happen with individual responsibility'
England captain Alastair Cook has blamed his batsmen, saying that someone in the top order will have to score big for the others to make noteworthy contributions.
'India is giving England a lesson in how to play one-day cricket'
Exasperated at England's consecutive defeats, former captain Alec Stewart said the hosts must learn from India how to play One Day cricket.
August 31, 2014
Skipper Chigumbura leads Zimbabwe to shock win over Australia
Captain Elton Chigumbura hit a fluent half-century as Zimbabwe secured a shock three-wicket win over Australia in the triangular series on Sunday.
Ishant not interested in playing county cricket
Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Derbyshire this season while Varun Aaron is also keen on plying his trade in the county circuit but Ishant Sharma, the seniormost bowler of the Indian Test team is not at all keen on playing in England.
New boys have brought in fresh energy in ODIs: Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane said that the new players who have joined the ODI squad, have brought in fresh energy and helped in turning around India's fortunes in the ongoing one-day series against England.
England call up uncapped Roy, pacer Bresnan for T20
England have named uncapped Surrey batsman Jason Roy in their 14-man squad for next Sunday's one-off Twenty20 international at home to India.
'World Cup will decide who's No 1'
Next year's Cricket World Cup will decide the kings of the 50-over game whatever happens in the race to top the ICC world rankings between now and then, according to Australia captain Michael Clarke.
Stats: Dhoni improves captaincy record; best figures for Ashwin
Statistical highlights of the third ODI between India and England in Nottingham.
Take a look at what surprised Dhoni most in Nottingham...
Surprised by the amount of turn his spinners managed to extract from the pitch in the third ODI win against England, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said they will have to work on delivering similar performances on tracks which may not be as helpful.
August 30, 2014
Kohli-Stokes involved in verbal spat in 3rd ODI
A brief verbal spat broke out between Indian batsman Virat Kohli and England pacer Ben Stokes during the third one-dayer, leading to the umpires calling the home side captain and the bowler before the match continued.
Nottingham ODI: India leave England in a spin after going 2-0 up
India's slow bowlers tormented England again to claim a six-wicket victory in the third one-day international in Nottingham on Saturday to go 2-0 up in the five-match series.
James Anderson booed by Indian fans during Trent Bridge ODI
England pace spearhead James Anderson, who had an ugly spat with Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test, was today booed by the
Perera helps Sri Lanka rout Pakistan to clinch ODI series
Sri Lanka clinched the one-day international series against Pakistan after their bowlers, led by Thisara Perera, routed the tourists to secure a seven-wicket victory in the deciding third and final match on Saturday.
Injured Mumbai Indians captain Rohit set to miss CLT20 qualifiers
Star batsman Rohit Sharma's finger fracture is not only a blow to the Indian team but a big setback for Mumbai Indians as well, who will be playing their Champions League T20 qualifiers starting September 13, in Raipur.
Clarke confident of recuperating in time for Zimbabwe one-dayer
Australia captain Michael Clarke is confident he will be fit to lead his country in a One-Day International against Zimbabwe on Sunday after missing the first two matches of the tour because of a hamstring injury.
August 29, 2014
No witch-hunt against Cook, says 'friend' Swann
Insisting that he is not conducting a witch-hunt against the England skipper, Graeme Swann today said One-day captaincy is a "poisoned chalice" for Alastair Cook.
India should make ICC more democratic: PCB chief
Newly appointed Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan wants cricketing "powerhouse" India to encourage "democracy" in the functioning of the ICC after being forced to let BCCI have the control of the governing body along with England and Australia.
Injured Rohit Sharma ruled out of remainder of England tour
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the remaining three One-dayers and the one-off Twenty20 against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand.
Can Team India continue winning momentum?
Seeking to continue their winning momentum and take an unassailable 2-0 lead, India were dealt a blow ahead of the third one-dayer against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday as opener Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the remainder of the tour because of injury.
IPL spot-fixing probe: Mudgal committee submits report to SC
The Justice Mukul Mudgal committee, which was directed by the Supreme Court to conduct a probe against ICC President N Srinivasan and 12 prominent players in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, filed its report to the apex court in a sealed envelope.
Utseya hat-trick in vain as South Africa beat Zimbabwe
South Africa survived a batting collapse precipitated by a hat-trick from spinner Prosper Utseya to beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the third match of the triangular series on Friday.
'Aggressive Afridi right man to lead Pakistan at 2015 World Cup'
Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Shoaib Malik has said maverick all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the best person to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup.
Gavaskar rates Raina's Cardiff knock 'one of the best' overseas
Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar lavished parise on Suresh Raina's match-winning knock in the second ODI against England and rated the left-hander's hundred as one of the best ODI innings overseas.
August 28, 2014
Raina worked on leaving short balls before going to England: Amre
Mumbai Ranji Trophy coach Pravin Amre tells how Suresh Raina prepared for the ODI series in England.
To help break the jinx with a century was satisfying: Raina
Suresh Raina, who scored a 75-ball 100 in India's thumping victory over England in the second ODI, says he wanted to bring fresh energy in the team and is glad he could with his overall performance.
Raina credits Shastri for India's turnaround
Having scored a match-winning 75-ball-100 against England in the second One-Day International on Wednesday, Suresh Raina attributed his success to Team Director Ravi Shastri's pre-match pep talk.
Double misery for England; fined for slow over rate after defeat
England captain Alastair Cook's misery over his side's One-day humbling at the hands of India was compounded on Thursday when he was fined 20 per cent of his match fee for a slow over rate.
Stats: Suresh Raina joins ODI specialists' club
Statistical highlights of the second One-day International between India and England at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Wednesday.
Mrs Graeme Smith steps up to Idols... and how!
Morgan Deane Smith, stylish wife of former South African skipper Graeme Smith, auditioned for the latest season on MNet's South Africa's Idols.
Mike Hussey fears spin won't have much say in 2015 World Cup
Even as the teams get ready for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Michael Hussey has predicted that spin will not play much of a part in the mega-tournament, and only "mystery spinners like Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine have a chance of succeeding.
'But it's one game, isn't it? It's one day of cricket'
Dejected after a 133-run loss (D/L method) against India in the second One-dayer in Cardiff on Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 1-0 deficit in the five-match series.
Dhoni heaps praises on Raina
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praises on Suresh Raina for his match-winning hundred in the second One-dayer against England here today that helped the visitors take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
'In the next three matches we'll have more support than England'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run win in the second ODI against England in Cardiff and the Indian captain said it's a "good format to come back into form" following the Test series debacle.
August 27, 2014
Cardiff ODI: Raina ton helps India trounce England by 133 runs
Suresh Raina helped India claim first blood in the one-day international series against England, hitting an impressive century in the tourists' rain-affected 133-run victory in Cardiff.
1st ODI: Villiers, Du Plessis seal SA win over Australia
AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis struck sublime centuries as South Africa chased down a massive score to beat Australia by seven wickets in the second One-Day International of the triangular series on Wednesday.
'I stand vindicated,' says Lalit Modi, after passport restoration order
Former Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi took to Twitter 'big time' on Wednesday after the Delhi high court ordered restoration of his passport, thanking the people who stood by him.
Cricket Buzz: Flintoff considering Big Bash stint
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has hinted that he could continue his cricketing comeback with a stint in Australia's domestic Twenty20 Big Bash league.
Benaud may commentate on India Test series from home
Australia's voice of cricket Richie Benaud has been offered the chance to commentate on Test matches from his home this year if he is not well enough to get to the grounds, according to broadcaster Channel Nine.
Bold and bizarre from Dhoni: Some decisions clicked, most did not!
During his tenure as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has gone from being extremely cautious to trying something fancy, hoping to catch the opponent by surprise. However, mostly, he's ended up with egg on the face, especially overseas.
August 26, 2014
Hambantota ODI: Mathews, Perera star as Sri Lanka square series
A responsible half-century from captain Angelo Mathews and some big hitting by Thisara Perera set up a comprehensive 77-run win for Sri Lanka against Pakistan in the second ODI on Tuesday and helped the hosts level the series at 1-1.
Hit by controversies, Indian team steers clear of the media
Hit by controversies right through their troubled England tour, the Indian team management sought to steer clear of the media by not sending any player for the mandatory pre-match press conference ahead of the second ODI against the hosts.
Remembering Sir Don Bradman on his 106th birth anniversary
Despite losing four years of playing days due to World War II, Don Bradman still is head and shoulders above the rest. pays tribute to the incomparable Don Bradman.
'England will have to play very good cricket to beat India'
England batsman Joe Root has said that his side hasn't lost the momentum gained in the triumphant Test series as it prepares to take on India in the second ODI on Wednesday.
Bangladesh lift ban on all-rounder Shakib
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's six-month ban imposed last month for "misbehaviour" has been lifted, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Tuesday.
Akram's toe-crushing tips to Yadav's rescue
Fresh from his good showing for India 'A' during their recent tour of Australia, paceman Umesh Yadav revealed that his Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram helped him get his yorkers right and he is now keen to use the toe-crushers against England batsmen in the limited overs series.
August 25, 2014
Cheap to blame IPL for India's Test debacle in England: Pietersen
Retired English cricketer Kevin Pietersen says blaming the Indian Premier League for India's shambolic performance in the recently-concluded five-Test series against England is a 'cheap shot'. India were twice beaten by an innings as England won the five-Test series 1-3.
August 23, 2014
Maqsood, Alam stand tall as Pakistan win tense chase
Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam struck quick-fire fifties and combined in a record 147-run sixth wicket stand as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets with one ball remaining in the first one-day international at Hambantota on Saturday.
Struggling Pujara to play for Derbyshire
Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the top-order batsmen who failed to click in the five-Test series against England, has turned his attention to Derbyshire to find form.
Bangladesh collapse to 177-run defeat by Windies
Sunil Narine and Kemar Roach took three wickets each as Bangladesh were bowled out for 70 to give West Indies victory in the second one-day international by 177 runs on Friday.
August 22, 2014
Warm-Up: Kohli finally strikes form as India beat Middlesex
Under-fire batsman Virat Kohli finally came good and the bowlers delivered to help India beat Middlesex by 95 runs in the the 50-over practice game at Lord's.
Stephen Fleming: 'A Dhoni under pressure is still your best option'
Former New Zealand captain and Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming offers his take on India's Test debacle in England and suggests remedial measures. reports.
August 20, 2014
IPL fixing: Mudgal panel says won't travel to England to probe Indian players
The Justice Mudgal committee appointed by the Supreme Court to investigate into charges of betting and spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League last year will not be travelling to England to investigate current Indian players as part of their probe, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Wednesday.
August 19, 2014
Struggling Pujara gets BCCI nod to play county cricket
Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the top-order batsmen who failed to click in the five-Test series against England that India lost 1-3, has sought permission to play in the remainder of the English county season and will be allowed to do so by the Board.
Can Ravi Shastri turn around the Indian team's fortunes? Vote here!
The last time he took charge, Ravi Shastri gave the Indian team a new josh after the 2007 World Cup debacle. Can he do so this time as well?
August 17, 2014
Rampant England seal series in style as India collapse
England ripped out India for 94 to win the fifth Test by a crushing innings and 244 runs at The Oval on Sunday and clinch the series 3-1.
England eye series victory after Root century
Joe Root's unbeaten 149 put England in complete control of the final Test against India and they picked up the wickets of openers Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir before lunch on the third day on Sunday.
Joe takes root to turn the screw on India
Joe Root passed fifty for the fifth time in the series to lift England to 385 for seven and a lead of 237 runs at the close on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval on Saturday.
August 16, 2014
Seamers rip through India to put England in control
England's four-pronged pace attack bowled India out for 148 before the hosts reached 62 for no loss in reply to take control of the fifth and final Test on an absorbing first day at The Oval in London.
August 14, 2014
Sri Lanka find Pakistan's pace too hot on Day 1
Mahela Jayawardene scored four streaky runs in his last Test, as Pakistan's bowlers dismantled Sri Lanka's first innings on the opening day of the second and final match, in Colombo, on Thursday.
Windies series: Kochi to host first ODI on Oct 8; Hyderabad first Test
Kochi will host the first One-day International between India and the West Indies on October 8, while the first of three Tests between the teams will be at Hyderabad, starting October 30.
August 12, 2014
Piedt's record haul leads South Africa to big win
Dane Piedt produced the best performance by a debutant South African spinner as the Proteas thumped Zimbabwe by nine wickets to retain their number one status following the one-off conTest at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.
Kaneria refused final appeal against life ban
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's application to appeal against a life ban for corruption in English county cricket has been refused, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Tuesday.
August 11, 2014
Du Plessis falls short of ton as South Africa take lead
Faf du Plessis fell two runs short of a fourth test century as South Africa eased past Zimbabwe's first innings total by reaching 278 for five at lunch on the third day of the one-off match at Harare Sports Club on Monday.
Should Rohit replace Kohli for fifth Test? Select team
Should Rohit Sharma, who played in the third Test, be given another chance to prove his credentials at the Test level?
August 10, 2014
Sri Lanka win first Test as Pakistan crumble to Herath
Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath claimed six wickets as Sri Lanka fashioned an unlikely seven-wicket victory over Pakistan to go one-up in the two-Test series on Sunday.
England name injured Broad in squad for fifth India Test
England fast bowler Stuart Broad, who suffered a fractured nose on Saturday, was named in an unchanged 13-man squad for the fifth and final Test against India at the Oval in London next week.
Rampaging England beat India by innings and 54 runs in Manchester
Moeen Ali and James Anderson made light of the injured Stuart Broad's absence with a devastating bowling display for England on Saturday as they skittled out India for 161 to win the fourth Test and take a 2-1 series lead.
August 08, 2014
Third Test: Rain halts England's progress at Old Trafford
England extended their first-innings lead to 85 runs before heavy rain halted their progress before tea on the second day of the fourth Test against India on Friday.
Sangakkara's 37th Test ton leads Lanka's strong reply
Kumar Sangakkara struck his 37th Test hundred as he and his retiring team mate Mahela Jayawardene powered Sri Lanka to 252 for two wickets before rain washed out the final session on day three of the first Test against Pakistan on Friday.
Brother's surgery kept me away from Parliament, says Tendulkar
Under attack over his absence from Rajya Sabha, Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said there was a medical emergency in his family that kept him away from Delhi and he did not mean disrespect to any institution.
ICC chairman Srinivasan snubs BCCI; says no to code revamp!
ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Friday made it clear that the apex cricket body is "not considering" a complete overhaul in the 'Code of Conduct' for players, which has become a subject of debate following the alleged spat involving England fast bowler James Anderson and India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
Manchester Test: Broad runs through India as England take charge
England fast bowler Stuart Broad took six wickets to skittle out India for 152 and the hosts finished on 113 for three in reply to take control on an absorbing opening day of the fourth Test on Thursday.
August 07, 2014
Sri Lanka dig in after Pakistan amass 451
Sri Lanka recovered from losing opener Upul Tharanga to reach 99 for one in reply to Pakistan's 451 at close on the second day of the first Test on Thursday.
August 06, 2014
Younis century rescues struggling Pakistan
Pakistan's experienced batsman Younis Khan dug deep for his 24th Test century and his seventh against Sri Lanka to rescue his struggling side who closed on 261-4 on the opening day of the first Test on Wednesday.
Blow for BCCI; ICC won't appeal Anderson-Jadeja decision
The International Cricket Council on Wednesday confirmed that it has received and considered the written decision of His Honour Gordon Lewis AM in respect of his findings that England's James Anderson and India's Ravindra Jadeja were not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel
August 05, 2014
Samson, Karn Sharma in squad for England ODIs
Young wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and leg spinner Karn Shama are the new faces in India's squad for the One-Day International series against England.
Should Gambhir replace Dhawan for fourth Test? Select your team
Should Rohit Sharma get another chance or should he make way for off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin? Be the selector, pick your team for the fourth Test.
August 04, 2014
Will ICC appeal against Anderson-Jadeja 'not guilty' verdict?
The decision on whether to appeal or not against judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis' verdict pronouncing both James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja 'not guilty' in the Trent Bridge altercation lies entirely on International Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson, who has six days to do so.
August 03, 2014
Finn replaces injured Plunkett for fourth Test against India
England fast bowler Steven Finn has replaced injured Liam Plunkett for the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford starting Thursday.
Varun Aaron should play Manchester Test, says Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly called for the inclusion of pacer Varun Aaron keeping in mind the fast nature of the pitch in Manchester, the venue for the fourth Test between India and England, starting on August 7.
August 01, 2014
ICC finds Anderson, Jadeja not guilty of breaching code of conduct
England's James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja of India were found not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct by Gordon Lewis AM, the Judicial Commissioner.
July 31, 2014
Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England
Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will miss the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford as he is still recuperating from an ankle injury, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has confirmed.
England level series after meek surrender by Indian batsmen
India crashed to a humiliating 266-run defeat against England in the third Test after an abject batting surrender on Day 5 allowed the hosts level the five-match series 1-1, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, on Thursday.
Third Test: India four down and facing defeat at Southampton
England need six wickets on the final day to win the third Test against India after a superb bowling performance helped them reduce the tourists to 112-4, still 333 runs short of victory, at the end of day four at Southampton on Wednesday.
July 30, 2014
ICC accepts Jadeja's appeal over fine for Anderson spat
The International Cricket Council on Wednesday confirmed that, after receiving legal submissions from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, it has accepted Ravindra Jadeja's request for an appeal against the recent decision by ICC match referee David Boon.
South Africa's batting great Kallis retires from international cricket
South Africa's batting great Jacques Kallis announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket on Wednesday.
Southampton Test: Anderson and Broad leave India in trouble
James Anderson and Stuart Broad each took three wickets to leave India in trouble on 323 for eight, 246 runs adrift of England, after the third day of the third Test on Tuesday.
July 29, 2014
Moeen Ali wears bands supporting Palestine, ICC to investigate
In what has so far been a non-controversial Test match in Southampton, there was a whiff of the same on the second day.
July 28, 2014
Southampton Test: Bell recaptures form as England punish India
Ian Bell returned to form in spectacular fashion with a superb 167 and debutant Jos Buttler also shone to help England strengthen their dominant position over India on the second day of the third Test on Monday.
South Africa escape with a draw to reclaim No. 1 Test ranking
South Africa reclaimed top spot in the Test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, on Monday to win the series 1-0.
July 27, 2014
Southampton Test: England batsmen dominate on Day One
Under-fire captain Alastair Cook at last found his form but fell for 95 as he and century-maker Gary Ballance put England in control at the end of the first day of the third Test against India on Sunday.
South Africa lose Petersen in steep run chase
South Africa lost the wicket of opener Alviro Petersen for a duck as they chased 369 runs for victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
July 26, 2014
1-0 lead is not big in a five-match series, says Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says 1-0 is not a very big lead in a five-match Test series and the visitors are focussed on getting their combination right for the third Test against England.
Dhoni slams ICC decision to fine Jadeja, asks BCCI to appeal
An angry India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday lambasted the International Cricket Council's decision to impose a fine on all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his altercation with England's James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham.
BCCI reschedules domestic ODI tourneys with an eye on 2015 World Cup
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's technical committee headed by Anil Kumble has decided that the National ODI Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Deodhar Trophy (Inter-Zonal) one dayers will act as trial tournaments for the ICC World Cup scheduled in February-March 2015.
Perera gives Sri Lanka big lead despite Amla ton
South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but off-spinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the second Test on Saturday.
BCCI will appeal against ICC decision to fine Jadeja for Anderson spat
BCCI confirmed it will appeal to the International Cricket Council against it's decision to penalise Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his involvement in an incident with England pacer James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham.
West Indies to play 3 Tests, 5 ODIs in India in October-November
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's Tours and Fixtures Committee shortlisted Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad for India's three-Test series against the West Indies during October and November this year.
July 25, 2014
Amla, De Villiers dig in for South Africa
South Africa batted cautiously to reach 98 for three as they try to preserve their 1-0 lead in the series in the second Test and final against Sri Lanka on Friday.
BCCI miffed at fine imposed on Jadeja
A livid BCCI made it clear that it was not satisfied with the verdict of imposing a fine on Ravindra Jadeja for his on-field spat with England pacer James Anderson and said it reserved its right to appeal against the sentence.
Jadeja fined 50 percent of match fee for Anderson clash; BCCI slams verdict
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was fined 50 percent of his match fee after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Code for Players and Player Support Personnel for his involvement in an incident with James Anderson during the second day of the first Test against England in Nottingham.
July 24, 2014
Afghanistan crush Zimbabwe to draw ODI series
Off-spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf took three wickets as Afghanistan skittled hosts Zimbabwe for 159 to win the fourth and final One-Day International by 100 runs on Thursday and draw the series 2-2. Ashraf returned figures of three for 29 and along with seamer Dawlat Zadran (two for 39) was the pick of the bowlers as Afghanistan recorded their biggest ever 50-over victory by runs.
Jayawardene joins Gavaskar, Lara on 34 Test centuries
Former captain Mahela Jayawardene hit a classy unbeaten century to help Sri Lanka close on 305 for five on the first day of the second Test against South Africa in Colombo on Thursday. In a chanceless six hours at the crease, Jayawardene finished on 140 not out off 225 balls, including one six and 16 fours, to give Sri Lanka a solid start in their bid to level the two-match series.
July 22, 2014
Sharapova's comments were not disrespectful: Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar has said that he didn't find it disrespectful that Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova didn't know who he was as she did not follow cricket.
Desperate England turn to Buttler for third India Test
Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is set to make his Test debut after being named to replace Matt Prior in England's 13-man squad to play India in the third Test starting at Southampton on Sunday.
Tiwary, Pandey star in big win over South Africa 'A'
Manoj Tiwary and Manish Pandey missed out on three-figure marks but their contrasting innings were enough to guide India 'A' to a comprehensive 70-run victory over South Africa 'A' in the second match of the quadrangular series in Darwin on Tuesday.
July 21, 2014
'I've got an inner steel, which I have to keep drawing on'
Alastair Cook will not be quitting as England captain despite losing the second Test to India by 95 runs at Lord's on Monday, the 10th successive Test they have failed to win.
Ishant bags seven wickets as India humble England at Lord's
Ishant Sharma bagged seven wickets as India scored a thumping 95-run victory over England in the second Test at Lord's on Monday.
July 20, 2014
England battling to save Lord's Test as India strike
England face an uphill battle to save the second Test at Lord's after slumping to 105 for four at the close of Sunday's fourth day in pursuit of 319 to beat India.
July 19, 2014
Vijay stays defiant as India look to build lead
A defiant half-century by India opener Murali Vijay kept alive his side's hopes of setting England a tough fourth-innings chase in a tense second Test at Lord's in London.
Bhuvneshwar is like me, hope he can avoid flashbulbs, says Bedi
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi paid rich compliments to young seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar terming him as cricketer of his kind and prayed that the he remains like this for the rest of his career.
Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka's spirited chase
Kumar Sangakkara remained unbeaten after a sparkling half-century as Sri Lanka responded well to the challenge of scoring 370 runs in four sessions in order to win the first Test against South Africa on Saturday.
July 18, 2014
Ballance hits century but Bhuvneshwar's strikes put India on top
Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar scalped four wickets as India hit back with two late strikes to wrest the initiative on Day 2 of the second Test against England despite Gary Ballance's gutsy century at Lord's, on Friday.
Five-wicket Steyn rips through Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews weathered a fiery spell of reverse swing bowling from Dayle Steyn to take his team past the follow-on mark on the third day of the first Test against South Africa on Friday.
Rahane's century leads India's fightback on Day 1
A defiant Ajinkya Rahane hit a superb 103 to pull India out of trouble after a mid-innings collapse on a lively track at Lord's, as the visitors ended the first day's play on a respectable 290 for nine on Day 1 of the second Test in London.
July 17, 2014
Gordon Lewis to hear case against Anderson on July 22
The International Cricket Council appointed Gordon Lewis AM as the Judicial Commissioner to hear the misconduct case against England paceman James Anderson and the preliminary hearing will be conducted on July 22, a day after the Lord's Test concludes.
Anderson becomes highest wicket-taker in England
At the centre of controversy surrounding his alleged altercation with Ravindra Jadeja in Trent Bridge, fast bowler James Anderson replaced Fred Trueman as England's highest wicket-taker in the Old Blighty, where he has accounted for 230 scalps.
Duminy takes South Africa past 400 in Galle
JP Duminy scored his fourth Test century and his first in the subcontinent to steer South Africa to a first innings total of 455 for nine wickets declared on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
July 16, 2014
Jadeja charged with offence under ICC's Code of Conduct
The ICC confirmed that England team manager Phil Neale has charged India's Ravinda Jadeja under Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel for an alleged incident that took place on the second day of the first cricket Test at Trent Bridge.
Sri Lanka fight back after Elgar's hundred
Opener Dean Elgar struck a magnificent century for South Africa but Sri Lanka came back strongly with four wickets in the final session to balance the scales on the opening day of the first Test on Wednesday.
'India complained within 24 hrs of Jimmy-Jadeja fracas'
India's much talked-about delayed response to the alleged "pushing and abusing" of Ravindra Jadeja by James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham was not exactly delayed as it has now come to light that the team complained within 24 hours of the incident.
July 15, 2014
England pacer Anderson faces two-Test ban for 'abusing' Jadeja
England pace spearhead James Anderson faces the prospect of a ban of two to four Tests after he was charged with a level three offence for allegedly "abusing and pushing" Ravindra Jadeja during the first Test match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Ojha's century, Yadav's all-round show gives India 'A' the lead
In-form Naman Ojha struck his third successive century while No.10 batsman Umesh Yadav smashed a quickfire 90 to give India 'A' the upperhand against Australia 'A' on Day 3 of the second unofficial Test match.
Should India play 2 spinners at Lord's? Select your team
After escaping with a draw in the first Test at Nottingham, India would be looking to get their team combination right when they take on England in the second Test, starting at Lord's, on Thursday.
July 13, 2014
Binny makes a mark as first Test vs England ends in drab draw
Stuart Binny struck a match-saving 78 on debut as India overcame some anxious moments to force a draw in the first Test against England in Nottingham on Sunday.
July 12, 2014
Draw on cards after records tumble in Nottingham Test
England pair Joe Root and James Anderson broke the all-time Test record for a 10th-wicket partnership on Saturday but the first Test against India at Trent Bridge looks like ending in a draw.
De Kock, De Villiers centuries steer South Africa to series win
Outstanding centuries from Quinton de Kock and captain AB de Villiers helped South Africa coast to a series-clinching 82-run win over Sri Lanka in the third and final one-day international on Saturday.
July 11, 2014
Ishant, Bhuvneshwar put India in control on Day 3
Ishant Sharma's three-wicket burst and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's four wickets triggered an England collapse before Joe Root's unbeaten half-century saw them survive the third day in the first Test against India.
July 10, 2014
Dhoni, tailenders put India in control on Day 2
The last wicket pairing of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami produced a stunning rearguard century partnership as India recovered from a dramatic middle-order collapse to post a commendable 457 in their first innings on Day 2 of the opening Test match against England, in Nottingham, on Thursday.
Dilshan steers Sri Lanka to victory over South Africa
Tillakaratne Dilshan outshone Hashim Amla's 14th One-Day International century to steer Sri Lanka to a series-levelling 87-run win over South Africa in the second match at Pallekele Stadium on Wednesday.
July 09, 2014
Vijay's century frustrates England on Day 1
India opener Murali Vijay hit an unbeaten century and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni slammed a half-century to frustrate England on the opening day of the first Test at Trent Bridge, on Wednesday.
July 08, 2014
Number Crunching: Figure out the history of England-India Tests
With India and England set to face-off on Wednesday in the first Test at Trent Bridge with an eye on the Pataudi Trophy, Rajneesh Gupta presents the history of their famed rivalry in numbers...
Should Gambhir open in first Test? Select your Indian team
Should the experienced Gautam Gambhir open the innings in the first Test? Should India go in with all-rounder Stuart Binny to lend balance to the team? Be the selector, pick your team for the first Test.
July 07, 2014
ICC Test rankings: Team India in with chance to rise to No.3
The Indian cricket team has a chance to go up a rung and be third in the ICC rankings if it beats England in the upcoming five-Test series starting July 9.
July 06, 2014
Amla century guides South Africa to victory in Colombo
Hashim Amla's 13th One-day International century and a clinical performance in the field carried South Africa to a comfortable 75 run victory in the opener of their three-match series against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
Tiwary, Ojha revive India A to 304/6
Captain Manoj Tiwary (83) and Naman Ojha (82 batting) hit aggressive half centuries to rescue India A from initial wobble and take them to a comfortable 304 for six on the opening day of the first four-day match against Australia A.
July 05, 2014
Strauss makes derogatory Pietersen remarks - reports
Former England captain Andrew Strauss was caught on microphone making derogatory remarks about ex-team mate Kevin Pietersen during an MCC v Rest of the World exhibition match at Lord's in London on Saturday.
July 04, 2014
Pietersen still dreams of playing for England
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says he still harbours dreams of turning out for his country despite being controversially axed from the national team.
July 03, 2014
Morale-boosting win for India ahead of England series
Indian batsmen and bowlers warmed up with a morale-boosting five-wicket win against Derbyshire in their second three-day tour game on Thursday, ahead of the first Test against England in Nottingham starting July 9.
July 02, 2014
Tour game v Derbyshire: Pujara, Binny hit fifties to lift India
Stuart Binny and Cheteshwar Pujara led the way with fluent half centuries as India ended day two of their three-day tour game versus Derbyshire at 341/6, enjoying a useful day of batting practice before the first Test begins at Nottingham on July 9.
England recall Stokes for India Test
All-rounder Ben Stokes has been recalled to the England squad for the first Test against India, starting at TrentBridge next Wednesday.
Indian bowlers struggle as Derbyshire pile up 326/5
India yet again produced a listless bowling performance as Derbyshire piled up 326 for five at stumps of the first day of their second tour game ahead of five-match Test series against England.
July 01, 2014
Zaheer wants Ishant to deliver in England
Veteran India pacer Zaheer Khan said that it is time Ishant Sharma should step up and spearhead the Indian bowling attack during the upcoming five-Test series against England, starting in Nottingham on July 9.
Pakistan board faced bankruptcy before ICC changes
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) faced bankruptcy and isolation if it did not back the radical changes made by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last week, chairman Najam Sethi said on Monday.
June 29, 2014
Indian bowlers struggle as practice match ended in a draw
Indian bowlers struggled even under favourable conditions on a rain-hit third day as the visitor's three-day practice match against Leicestershire ended in a draw.
June 28, 2014
Pakistan, WI in ICC's executive committee but no place for SA
West Indies cricket president James Cameron and Pakistan board chairman Najam Sethi have been awarded seats on the International Cricket Council's new executive committee, but South Africa has been snubbed from the game's new world order.
Axed Pietersen sinks boot into struggling England, slams captain Cook
Sacked batsman Kevin Pietersen has put the blow-torch on Alastair Cook's England, saying the team's series defeat to Sri Lanka showed senior players are still shell-shocked from the 5-0 Ashes whitewash.
June 26, 2014
India, Pakistan to play six bilateral series from 2015 to 2023
Arch-rivals Pakistan and India will play six bilateral series in cricket's future tours program after Narayanaswami Srinivasan was elected chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday.
Indian top-order gets batting practice on Day 1 in tour match
The Indian top-order batsmen got much needed batting practice against a below-par Leicestershire attack as they finished the first day of their opening tour match at a comfortable 333 for four Leicester on Thursday.
ICC could not have found a better leader than Srinivasan, says BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India congratulated its president-in-exile N Srinivasan for being elected as the first chairman of the ICC, saying there could not have been a better person for the position.
June 24, 2014
Sri Lanka beat England in second Test off penultimate delivery
Sri Lanka beat England with just one ball to spare to win the second Test at Headingley by 100 runs on Tuesday and take the two-match series 1-0.
Mathews and Prasad leave England on the brink
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and paceman Dhammika Prasad pushed England to the brink of defeat as the home side, set 350 to win, slumped to 57 for five on the fourth day of the second and final Test on Monday.
June 23, 2014
India to play Test, ODI series in Australia ahead of 2015 World Cup
Defending champions India will get an early feel of the Australian conditions ahead of next year's 50-overs World Cup after agreeing to play a Test series against the hosts and a triangular one-day series, also featuring England, between December 4 and February 1.
Headingley Test: Sangakkara reaches milestone as Sri Lanka lead
Kumar Sangakkara scored a world record equalling half century as Sri Lanka reached 214-4 at the end of the third day to leave the second Test against England delicately poised on Sunday.
June 22, 2014
Robson hits maiden ton before Sri Lanka fight back
Opener Sam Robson hit his maiden Test century before Sri Lanka fought back with four late wickets on the second day of the second Test at Headingley, on Saturday.
June 21, 2014
Gayle hits 80 off 46 balls as Windies bt Kiwis by 10 wkts
Chris Gayle blasted one of the fastest half-centuries in Test cricket history to steer the West Indies to an emphatic 10-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Test in Trinidad on Friday.
Broad hat-trick and fiery Plunkett lift England on Day 1
Stuart Broad became the first England player to bag two Test hat-tricks and Liam Plunkett claimed his maiden five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 257 on the opening day of the second Test.
June 19, 2014
BCCI re-confirm Srinivasan's candidature for ICC chairman's post
With the Supreme Court refusing to restrain N Srinivasan from taking over as the chairman of the International Cricket Council, the Board of Control for Cricket in India sent a final confirmation to the world body intimating that its president-in-exile will be the candidate to head the ICC.
Rain washes out third ODI, India pocket series 2-0
The third ODI between India and Bangladesh was called off after heavy showers rendered the ground unfit for play in Mirpur on Thursday.
Windies tighten grip on Kiwis in second Test
Jermaine Blackwood completed a half-century on debut to put West Indies in control of the second test against New Zealand in Trinidad on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Jamaican celebrated his call up to the test team with a well-crafted 63 at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain.
June 18, 2014
India-Bangladesh 2nd ODI: A match for the record books!
Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed bagged five wickets for 28 runs on debut as India were dismissed in 25.3 overs in the second ODI in Mirpur. But the pace combination of Stuart Binny (6-4) and Mohit Sharma (4-22) saved India from humiliation by bundling out the hosts for just 58 in 17.4 overs. Following the Rajneesh Gupta presents some interesting statistics.
June 17, 2014
Mohit, Binny bowl India to series win over Bangladesh
Splendid bowling by Stuart Binny and Mohit Sharma helped India beat Bangladesh by 47 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method, in a rain-curtailed second One-day International, and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, in Mirpur, on Tuesday.
Trinidad Test: Taylor strikes for Windies as NZ batting stutters
West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor, revelling in his return to the Test arena after a nearly five-year absence, made up for lost time with a devastating spell in the second Test against New Zealand on Monday.
Sri Lanka survive dramatic session to save Lord's Test
Number 11 Nuwan Pradeep survived five dramatic balls from Stuart Broad to help Sri Lanka avoid defeat after James Anderson ripped through the visitors to almost force an England win in the first Test at Lord's in London.
June 16, 2014
England regain initiative after Ballance hundred
Gary Ballance scored an unbeaten 104 as England fought back in the evening session to finish the fourth day on 267-8 and lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs going into the final day of the first Test at Lord's.
June 15, 2014
Rahane, Uthappa steer India to easy win over Bangladesh
Ajinkya Rahane paced his innings to perfection in the company of comeback man Robin Uthappa, as India cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in a rain-truncated first One-Day International in Mirpur, on Sunday. Chasing a target of 273 in 50 overs, India were cruising at 100 for one in 16.4 overs when the heavens opened up, leading to play being stopped for nearly two hours.
Rasool becomes first J&K player to represent India
Off-spinner Parveez Rasool on Sunday became the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to represent India in a One-Day International when he took the field against Bangladesh in the first match in Mirpur.
June 14, 2014
Sangakkara ton helps Sri Lanka avoid follow-on
The evergreen Kumar Sangakkara struck his 36th Test century, and first at Lord's, as he guided Sri Lanka past the follow-on mark to finish on 415 for seven on the third day of the first Test against England on Saturday.
Murali Kartik retires from competitive cricket
Veteran left-arm spinner Murali Kartik retired from competitive cricket having played eight Tests and 37 ODIs for India between 1999 and 2007 taking 24 and 37 wickets respectively.
June 13, 2014
Sri Lanka fight back after Root double ton hoists England
Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara offered stubborn resistance on the second day of the opening Test after Joe Root put England in control by hitting his maiden Test double ton on Friday.
Amit Shah elected Gujarat Cricket Association president
Amit Shah, considered the most trusted aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been elected president of the Gujarat Cricket Association.
Root leads new-look England's recovery with unbeaten ton
Joe Root hit an unbeaten 102 and Moeen Ali impressed on his debut as England recovered from the loss of three early wickets to reach 344 for five on the first day of the opening Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Thursday.
June 12, 2014
SC rejects plea to stop Srinivasan from taking up ICC top post
The decks were cleared for Narayanaswami Srinivasan to contest the ICC presidential election on June 27 after the Supreme Court refused to entertain the Cricket Association of Bihar's plea seeking restrain on the BCCI president-in-exile from fighting the polls.
Craig shines as New Zealand thrash WI in first Test
Off-spinner Mark Craig captured the best figures by a New Zealand bowler on debut as the visitors beat West Indies by 186 runs late on the fourth day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.
June 11, 2014
Tiwary, Uthappa named India 'A' captains for Australia tour
Manoj Tiwary and Robin Uthappa have been named India 'A' captains of the four-day and one-day squads respectively, which will leave for a month-long tour of Australia.
June 09, 2014
Williamson ton gets NZ off to good start against Windies
Kane Williamson completed an unbeaten century to guide New Zealand to a modest first day total of 240 of two in the opening Test against West Indies on Sunday.
June 08, 2014
Former India captain Ganguly joins Mudgal panel
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly joined the Supreme Court-appointed Mudgal committee, which is probing the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, as an expert on cricketing affairs.
June 06, 2014
Faulkner to lead Australia 'A' in 4-day series against India 'A'
All-rounder James Faulkner has been named captain of Australia's 'A' team for the four-day series against India 'A' and South Africa 'A' in July and August, Cricket Australia said on Friday.
June 05, 2014
Bangladesh pick uncapped Taskin, Mithun for India ODIs
Bangladesh have named uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Mithun Ali and pacer Taskin Ahmed in their 15-member squad, which will be led by Mushfiqur Rahim, for three One-day Internationals against India, starting in Dhaka on June 15.
IPL 2014 Auction Price vs Performance Analysis
Now that IPL 2014 is over, our data journalists take a look at who the VFM batsmen and bowlers were in the tournament.
June 02, 2014
Kolkata hold their nerve to clinch IPL title
Manish Pandey played a blinder as Kolkata Knight Riders held their nerves to beat a spirited Kings XI Punjab by three wickets in an exhilarating summit clash to win the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League in Bangalore on Sunday.
June 01, 2014
Sri Lanka hang on to win after inspired Buttler lifts England
Sri Lanka held their nerve after a brilliant century by Jos Buttler to beat England by seven runs in the fourth one-day international at Lord's on Saturday and level the series at 2-2.
May 30, 2014
Sehwag's blazing ton powers Kings XI into IPL final
Virender Sehwag was at his vintage best as he smashed a power-packed 122 to guide Kings XI Punjab to a convincing 24-run victory over Chennai Super Kings and a place in the final of the Indian Premier League on Friday night.
May 29, 2014
Jordan inspires emphatic England win
Chris Jordan claimed five wickets as England bowled Sri Lanka out for 67 runs, their third lowest total in one-day internationals, to help win the third ODI with a resounding 10-wicket victory on Wednesday.
May 28, 2014
Chennai crush Mumbai to set up Punjab clash in Qualifier 2
Suresh Raina smashed an unbeaten half-century as Chennai Super Kings booked a berth in the second qualifier with a comfortable seven-wicket win over holders Mumbai Indians in the IPL eliminator in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Umesh Yadav guides Kolkata into IPL final
Kolkata Knight Riders stormed into the final of the Indian Premier League on the back of a convincing 28-run win over Kings XI Punjab, with pacer Umesh Patel hogging the limelight with a fine display of fast bowling.
Gambhir in squad for England tour; Raina to lead for B'desh ODIs
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead an 18-man squad for the Test series against England. Opener Gautam Gambhir, whose last Test was in 2012, makes a comeback while two uncapped medium pacers - Ishwar Pandey and Pankaj Singh - find a place in the team after Zaheer Khan, who had to set out of the India leg of the Indian Premier League following a back injury, was overlooked.
May 27, 2014
'Match-fixing scandal have caused a lot of distress'
Sussex are sickened at being tainted by the match-fixing scandal involving former players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif, manager Mark Robinson admitted.
IPL Qualifier 1 match postponed following rain in Kolkata
The first qualifier of the Indian Premier League between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders has been postponed to Wednesday, at 1600 IST. With the Eden Gardens in Kolkata under ankle deep water following torrential rain over the last two days the organisers were forced to put off Tuesday's fixture by a day.
IPL returns to CCI's Brabourne stadium after three years
Brabourne Stadium, the long-standing Test venue in Mumbai before the construction of the Wankhede Stadium, will play host to the Indian Premier League after a gap of three seasons when holders Mumbai Indians clash with Chennai Super Kings in the Eliminator match.
May 25, 2014
Sensational Anderson powers Mumbai Indians to IPL play-offs
New Zealand's power-hitter Corey Anderson conjured up an astonishing 95-run knock under tremendous pressure to single-handedly power Mumbai Indians to the IPL play-offs.
Sri Lanka hammer England to level series
Sri Lanka's bowlers ripped through a fragile England batting line-up to win the second one day international at Chester-le Street by 157 runs to tie the five match series 1-1.
Kings XI Punjab maul Daredevils by seven wickets
Delhi Daredevils' final IPL outing was as woeful as their opening one, with table-toppers Kings XI Punjab inflicting a seven-wicket defeat on the tournament's wooden spooners in Mohali on Sunday.
May 24, 2014
Yusuf's blitz powers Kolkata to second place
A phenomenal knock from Yusuf Pathan, who blasted his way to a 22-ball 72, catapulted Kolkata Knight Riders to the second-place in the point table as the hosts hammered Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets in their final IPL match in Kolkata on Saturday.
Dhoni, Du Plessis help Chennai Super Kings ease past Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings cruised to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over an out-of-sorts Royal Challengers Bangalore to strengthen their second place in the seventh edition of the IPL at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
Maxwell still leading MVP table
So, 52 games have already been played in the Indian Premier League this season. Here are some random observations jotted down by Purnendu Maji, Srinivas Bhogle.
Kings XI Punjab ease past Rajasthan Royals, consolidate top spot
Kings XI Punjab produced a clinical all-round display to register a convincing 16-run win over Rajasthan Royals and consolidate their position at the top of the table in the Indian Premier League in Mohali on Friday.
May 23, 2014
Hussey, Simmons take Mumbai past Delhi
Mumbai Indians scored a 15-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in a must-win match at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, on Friday, to stay in the hunt for a play-off berth in the Indian Premier League. They squandered an electrifying start from openers Michael Hussey and Lendl Simmons, losing their last eight wickets for 33 runs before being dismissed for 173 runs in 19.3 overs, but did well to restrict Delhi to just 158.
India's oldest Test cricketer Madhav Mantri passes away
Former India wicket-keeper Madhav Mantri passed away early Friday morning at the age of 92.
May 22, 2014
Warner blitz keeps Sunrisers hopes alive
David Warner pulverized a listless Chennai Super Kings attack into submission with some breathtaking strokeplay as Sunrisers Hyderabad won by six wickets to keep slim chances of qualifying for the IPL play-offs alive.
Kolkata knock Bangalore out, qualify for play-offs
Robin Uthappa and Sunil Narine played lead roles as Kolkata Knight Riders booked a berth in the play-offs of the Indian Premier League after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 30 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.
ECB charges Vincent, Arif under anti-corruption code
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under its Anti-Corruption code, the ruling body said on Thursday. Former New Zealand batsman Vincent has been charged with 14 offences relating to two Sussex matches in August 2011 - a Twenty20 game against Lancashire and a 40-over clash with Kent.
Restriction on sound, fireworks cost Mumbai IPl final
Indian Premier League chairman Ranjib Biswal clarified on Thursday that sound and fireworks restriction in Mumbai was just one of the many reasons to shift the final from the commercial capital to Bangalore. The Mumbai police has a regulation about sound permission till 10 pm and hosting the closing ceremony without a sound and light show would not have been possible.
Supreme Court rejects Srinivasan's plea to return as BCCI president
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear N Srinivasan's plea for modification of its earlier orders to enable him to function as Board of Control for Cricket India's president for non-IPL cricketing activities.
May 21, 2014
Simmons hits IPL-7's first ton to keep Mumbai's hopes alive
Lendl Simmons smashed a scintillating 61-ball 100 to guide Mumbai Indians to a morale-boosting seven-wicket win over table toppers Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League in Mohali.
Supreme court restores Sethi as PCB head
The Supreme Court on Wednesday restored Najam Sethi as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board just four days after the Islamabad high court reinstated his predecessor, Zaka Ashraf, as head of the organisation.
Clarke confident Australia cricket team is corruption free
Australia captain Michael Clarke is disappointed at the alleged involvement of international cricketers in match-fixing but was "happy, satisfied and confident" that his own team were not corrupt, he said on Wednesday.
Malinga leads Sri Lanka to nine-run win over England
World champions Sri Lanka held off an England fightback to win by nine runs in a Twenty20 international at the Oval on Tuesday helped by an explosive innings from Thisara Perera and superb bowling from Lasith Malinga.
ICC to investigate Brendon McCullum testimony leak
Dismayed after the testimony of Brendon McCullum in an anti-corruption case was leaked to the media, the ICC has launched an urgent investigation into the matter while insisting that the New Zealand cricketer was not under any suspicion.
Lou Vincent's ex-wife claims Cairns 'did cheat'
After news of Lou Vincent's ex-wife's match-fixing testimony came out, former New Zealand Test cricketer Chris Cairns has continued to stay firm on the stand that he is innocent.
May 20, 2014
Uthappa, Shakib help Kolkata thrash Chennai by 8 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders took a giant stride towards ensuring a play-off berth as they walloped Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets to take their winning streak to five matches in the seventh edition of IPL.
Sunrisers Hyderabad stay in hunt with win over Royal Challengers
A clinical performance by the Sunrisers Hyderabad top-order ensured a seven-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore which kept them in the hunt for the Play-offs in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League in Uppal on Tuesday.
Match-fixing allegations: Chris Cairns denies being 'player x'
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has denied allegations that he is the name identified as 'Player X' by current captain Brendon McCullum and former batsman Lou Vincent, following a report that 'the net is closing' around a big name in the game.
Punjab qualify for IPL play-offs after shaky win against Delhi
Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Daredevils by four wickets in their IPL match at Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Monday. It was Punjab's ninth win and made them the first team to make it to the play-offs.
May 19, 2014
Can Mumbai Indians make it to IPL play-offs?
Mumbai Indians batsman Michael Hussey on Monday said he believes that his team is still in contention for a place in the play-offs stage following their easy victory over Rajasthan Royals, in the Indian Premier League, in Ahmedabad.
Islamabad High Court annuls appointment of Pakistan coach Waqar
Pakistan cricket on Monday plunged into crisis as the Islamabad High Court, which had restored Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, declared in its detailed judgement all decisions taken by the Najam Sethi-led management committee since February as "null and void".
IPL: Openers, spinners help Mumbai crush Rajasthan
Riding on half-centuries from their openers Mike Hussey and Lendl Simmons followed by excellent performance from their spinners helped Mumbai post a comfortable 25-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in a one-sided Indian Premier League encounter in Ahmedabad.
McCullum not under investigation for match fixing: NZC
A Dismayed New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Monday that national captain Brendon McCullum was not under investigation for match-fixing, as reported earlier by a British daily, and added that he had only given testimony to the International Cricket Council on the understanding that it would be kept confidential.
May 18, 2014
Kolkata keep play-off hopes alive with easy win over Sunrisers
Putting up an all-round show, Kolkata Knight Riders consolidated their fourth position in the points table with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match in Hyderabad on Sunday.
IPL: De Villiers lifts RCB to victory to keep play-off hopes alive
Suresh Raina's quickfire half-century went in vain as Chennai Super Kings went down to Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets in a thrilling finish in the Indian Premier League in Ranchi.
IPL final to stay in Bangalore, despite MCA plea
Mumbai Cricket Association's promise to comply with all the conditions notwithstanding, the Indian Premier League's Governing Council has decided that the June 1 final of the T20 tournament would be held in Bangalore as announced earlier.
May 17, 2014
Lahore may host an ODI series later this year: Sethi
Devoid of any international cricket since the 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lankan team, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi is hopeful of an international series in Lahore later this year.
May 16, 2014
'Fully satisfied with the Supreme Court order on IPL fixing'
Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Aditya Verma on Friday expressed his satisfaction at the Supreme Court order which states that Retd Justice Mukul Mudgal-led three-member committee would continue with the probe related to betting and spot-fixing in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League last year.
IPL fixing: SC directs Mudgal to probe Srinivasan, 12 players
In a setback to beleaguered Narayanaswami Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Friday directed a probe against him and 12 prominent cricketers in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal.
Rahane, Samson help Rajasthan Royals ease past Delhi Daredevils
Rajasthan Royals comprehensively crushed favourite 'whipping boys' Delhi Daredevils by 62 runs in a thoroughly one-sided encounter to consolidate their chances of making it to the play-offs in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
May 15, 2014
MCA ready to lift Wankhede ban on SRK for IPL final
The Mumbai Cricket Association said on Thursday it is ready to lift the ban on Shah Rukh Khan's entry to the Wankhede stadium if the final of the Indian Premier League is shifted back to Mumbai.
Srinivasan attended IPL meeting despite SC order, alleges Verma
The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma asked BCCI's interim president Sunil Gavaskar to clarify whether N Srinivasan attended an Indian Premier League meeting despite a Supreme Court order restraining him from participating in any Board activity.
Former NZ player Vincent gives evidence on match-fixing: report
Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent has provided officials from the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit "with a treasure trove of information about matches which were targeted for spot-fixing and the names of players who were involved", the London Telegraph reported.
May 14, 2014
Uthappa powers Kolkata to six-wicket win over Mumbai
Robin Uthappa was elegance personified during his 52-ball 80 as he powered Kolkata Knight Riders to a convincing six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match in Cuttack on Wednesday.
Uthappa powers Kolkata to six-wicket win over Mumbai
Robin Uthappa was elegance personified during his 52-ball 80 as he powered Kolkata Knight Riders to a convincing six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match in Cuttack on Wednesday.
Kings XI Punjab make mockery of Sunrisers Hyderabad's huge total
Kings XI Punjab once again showed their batting might as the table-toppers chased down another 200-plus run target to comfortably beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets in an IPL match in Uppal on Wednesday.
Yuvraj's stunning knock sets up win for Bangalore
Star batsman Yuvraj Singh smashed a magnificent 68 not out in a stunning six-hitting exhibition to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 16-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match in Bangalore.
May 13, 2014
Dhoni's last over six takes Super Kings past Royals
Mahendra Singh Dhoni reaffirmed his reputation as the best finisher in limited-overs' cricket with yet another fluent knock as the Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by five wickets in the IPL match in Ranchi, on Tuesday. Chasing a modest target of 149, Chennai won with two deliveries to spare as skipper Dhoni hit 11 runs, including a six, off James Faulkner's final over to seal the issue.
IPL Governing Council defers decision on MCA protest
The IPL Governing Council has deferred its decision over the protest letter it received from the Mumbai Cricket Association against shifting of the cash-rich league's final from Wankhede to the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
May 12, 2014
Mumbai keep hopes alive after clinical win over Hyderabad
Defending champions Mumbai Indians kept their hopes of making the last four stage alive with a clinical seven-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad, in Hyderabad, on Monday. Chasing Hyderabad's modest total of 157 for 3, made possible by a late assault from David Warner (55 not out) and solid batting by opener Aaron Finch (68), Mumbai cruised home with eight balls to spare.
India to play three ODIs in Bangladesh before touring England
India's Cricket Board has finalised a short three-match ODI series in Bangladesh next month before the Indian team embarks on its lengthy tour of England lasting for over two months.
Smith, Faulkner guide Rajasthan to stunning win over RCB
In an incredible power-hitting show, Steven Smith and James Faulkner rattled up a match-winning 85-run stand from nowhere as Rajasthan Royals pulled off a stunning five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL match in Bangalore on Sunday.
May 11, 2014
Gambhir steers KKR to a comprehensive win over KXIP
Skipper Gautam Gambhir again led by example with a match-winning half-century as Kolkata Knight Riders remained in contention for play-off berth with a comprehensive nine-wicket win over table toppers Kings XI Punjab in an IPL encounter, in Cuttack on Sunday.
May 10, 2014
Dhoni, Smith sizzle in CSK's emphatic win over Mumbai
Chennai Super Kings' skipper MS Dhoni powered his team to a final over victory. CSK beat the hosts Mumbai Indians by four wickets at the Wankhede, Mumbai on Saturday night. Sunrisers prevail over Daredevils in rain-hit game
Delhi Daredevils paid the price for shoddy batting as they virtually crashed out of the IPL losing to Sunrisers by eight wickets via D/L method in an encounter interrupted by intermittent showers.
Sammy retires from Tests after Ramdin takes WI captaincy
West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy announced his retirement from Test cricket on Friday after he was replaced as captain by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin.
Miller, Sandeep shine as Punjab prove too good for Bangalore
The Kings XI Punjab juggernaut continues to roll this IPL season. On Friday night in Bangalore they scored another commanding victory, beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 32 runs to consolidate their position atop the eight-team table.
May 09, 2014
Verma shoots another 'Stop Srini' letter to ICC
The secretary of the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) Aditya Verma has shot off another letter to International Cricket Council, urging the highest cricket body to take instant action against the suspended BCCI president.
Watson's 'trick' in vain as Hyderabad crush Rajasthan
Shane Watson claimed a hat-trick as Rajasthan Royals restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 134 for 9 in the IPL match in Ahmedabad on Thursday. However, his effort was in vain as Hyderabad came back with a vengeance to dismiss the former champions for 102 and win by 32 runs for only their third victory this season.
May 08, 2014
KKR's May 14 match vs Mumbai Indians shifted to Cuttack
Kolkata Knight Riders' first home match in the seventh edition of the IPL, versus defending champions Mumbai Indians, on May 14 has been shifted to Cuttack due to the inability of the police authorities to deploy adequate personnel.
May 07, 2014
Chennai crumble after Maxwell hoists Punjab to season-best 231
Glenn Maxwell is on a roll. The Australian batsman continued with his incredible batting, blasting a 38-ball 90, as Kings XI Punjab scored a comprehensive 44-run victory over Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League match, in Cuttack, on Wednesday night.
'BCCI acted as per rules while suspending RCA'
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday said it acted as per its rules and regulations while suspending the Rajasthan Cricket Association just after former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi was declared elected president of the state cricket body.
Gambhir powers Kolkata to easy win over Delhi
Skipper Gautam Gambhir came up with a solid 69 as Kolkata Knight Riders coasted to an eight-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League match at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday.
IPL: Pollard, Starc escape with fines for Wankhede spat
Pollard has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for throwing his bat at Starc, while the Australian fast bowler was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game".
Zaheer will miss the remainder of the IPL season, confirms Rohit
In another blow to Mumbai Indians' campaign in IPL-7, pace spearhead Zaheer Khan has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament, according to skipper Rohit Sharma.
Rohit, Pollard steer Mumbai past Bangalore for second win
Rohit Sharma led from the front with a sparkling half-century before Mumbai Indians rallied to comfortably defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday night.
May 06, 2014
I'll be back soon, says Lalit Modi after sweeping RCA polls
Back in the reckoning to return to the Board of Control for Cricket in India after being elected president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association, banned former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi said winning the polls is the first step towards returning to the Indian cricket board.
ICC ODI rankings: Kohli maintains top spot, Dhoni up to sixth
Virat Kohli has managed to maintain his top spot among the ICC's list of ODI batsmen while his compatriot Ravindra Jadeja is among the top-five in both bowlers' and all-rounders' list.
Smith helps Chennai steamroll Delhi by 8 wickets
Dwayne Smith cracked a blistering 79 as a dominant Chennai Super Kings steamrolled Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets for their sixth straight win in the Indian Premier League.
May 05, 2014
Angry Gambhir slams KKR team after loss to Rajasthan
A miffed Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir slammed his team after a stunning batting collapse which resulted in their 10-run loss to Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in Ahmedabad.
Tambe's hat-trick gives Rajasthan stunning win over Kolkata
Rajasthan Royals came from nowhere to register an improbable 10-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders courtesy a hat-trick from veteran Pravin Tambe and a three-wicket burst from Shane Watson.
De Villiers blitz guides RCB to victory over Sunrisers
A B de Villiers produced one of the most devastating Twenty20 innings as he smashed an unbeaten 89 from just 42 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore pulled off a sensational four-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a dramatic IPL match in Bangalore on Sunday.
May 04, 2014
'Cricketers hardly care about what's happening off the field'
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said that "off-field distractions" is something that cricketers are hardly bothered although last 12 months have seen a lot of controversies in Indian cricket.
Karun guides Rajasthan Royals to victory over Delhi Daredevils
Young Karun Nair cracked a brilliant unbeaten half-century to guide Rajasthan Royals to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in their IPL-7 match at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.
May 03, 2014
Pollard, Anderson help Mumbai Indians snap losing streak
Defending champions Mumbai Indians finally snapped their losing streak on the back of a collective batting effort as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in the Indian Premier League.
Jadeja's 4 for 12 sinks Kolkata
Ravindra Jadeja kicked-off Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the opening match of the India leg of the Indian Premier League with a match-winning performance with bat and ball, as the two-time champions easily beat 2012 winners Kolkata Knight Riders by 34 runs, in Ranchi, on Friday night.
May 01, 2014
Graham Gooch removed as England's batting coach
Graham Gooch has been sacked as England's batting coach with immediate effect, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday, as the fallout from the Ashes drubbing continued.
Rohit fined $20,000 for slow over rate
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Australia return to top of Test rankings
Australia returned to the top of the Test rankings for the first time since August 2009 on Thursday after sweeping an Ashes series and beating previous incumbents South Africa in their own backyard over the last six months.
Billy Bowden returns to Emirates Elite Panel of ICC umpires
The ICC announced the Emirates Elite Panel of umpires for 2014-2015, commencing from July 1, following the annual review and selection process.
Hyderabad hand Mumbai fifth straight defeat
Defending champions Mumbai Indians slumped to their fifth straight defeat, losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 runs in the Indian Premier League match, in Dubai, on Wednesday night.
April 30, 2014
PCB to review Saleem Malik's life ban
The Pakistan Cricket Board will review the life ban for match fixing imposed on the country's former captain Saleem Malik on the recommendation of a judicial inquiry commission, PCB chairman Najam Sethi said on Tuesday.
Cheteshwar Pujara flies down from Abu Dhabi to cast his vote
India's star cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, who is also Election Commission's Brand Ambassador in Gujarat, specially flew down from Abu
'Cricket relations between India and Pakistan are very important'
Legendary cricketer Imran Khan has called for improved sporting and political relations between India and Pakistan and believes the two neighbouring countries could co-exist peacefully and in cooperation in the region.
Rajasthan beat Kolkata after 'Super Over' thriller
Rajasthan Royals held their nerve under extreme pressure to beat Kolkata Knight Riders via the Super Over in a fifth round match in the Indian Premier League match in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday night.
April 29, 2014
Mudgal panel seeks IPS officer M L Sharma's services for IPL probe
The probe panel, headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal, has sought the assistance of a few individuals, including former CBI Special Director M L Sharma, to carry out further investigations into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
SC reserves order on constituting panel to probe Srini
A bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik, which had suggested that the probe be conducted by the Justice Mudgal Committee, reserved the order after the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Srinivasan opposed further investigation by the committee and pleaded for setting up a fresh panel.
'Maxi's catch was more satisfying but technically a little easier'
Two stunning catches by Mitchell Starc gave Royal Challengers Bangalore a great chance of defending a modest total against Kings XI Punjab, and the Australian felt that dismissing destructive batsman Glenn Maxwell with his brilliant effort was very "satisfying".
April 28, 2014
IPL: Sandeep Sharma stars as Punjab secure fifth straight win
Kings XI Punjab continued their winning streak with a facile five-wicket victory to strengthen their position at the top of the heap as Royal Challengers Bangalore were left licking their wounds after yet another loss in the ongoing Indian Premier League in Dubai on Monday.
BCCI secretary Patel removed from managing committee of BCA
Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Sanjay Patel was on Monday removed from the managing committee of the Baroda Cricket Association, who claimed his appointment was 'illegal'.
April 27, 2014
Chennai beat Sunrisers to register fourth straight win
Chennai Super Kings overcame some anxious moments before huffing and puffing to a five-wicket win over a fighting Sunrisers Hyderabad in a thrilling Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match in Sharjah on Sunday.
Easy victory for Delhi as Mumbai's losing run continues in IPL 7
Mumbai Indians suffered their fourth consecutive defeat as Delhi Daredevils thrashed the defending champions by six wickets in the Indian Premier League match in Sharjah.
April 26, 2014
Bowlers guide Punjab to a 23-run win over Kolkata
Sandeep Sharma scalped three crucial wickets as Kings XI Punjab produced a disciplined bowling display to compensate for their batting failure and notch up a comfortable 23-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match in Abu Dhabi.
Four-star Pravin Tambe helps Rajasthan Royals thrash Bangalore
A clinical Rajasthan Royals shot out Royal Challengers Bangalore for a paltry 70, the third lowest total in the Indian Premier League history, and then romped to a six-wicket victory in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
April 25, 2014
McCullum, Mohit guide CSK to third consecutive win
Brendon McCullum smashed an unbeaten 71 after Mohit Sharma's heroics with the ball to guide Chennai Super Kings to a comfortable seven wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match in Dubai.
Hyderabad sneak past Delhi for first victory
Kevin Pietersen failed to fire in his first match for Delhi Daredevils, as Sunrisers Hyderabad rode on brilliant batting by Aaron Finch and David Warner to notch a four-run victory in Friday's IPL match in Dubai.
Lynn's stunning catch wins KKR match against RCB
Kolkata Knight Riders rode on a brilliant all-round showing from Australia's Chris Lynn to score a dramatic victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League match, in Sharjah, on Thursday night. After propping the Kolkata innings with a 31-ball 45, the 24-year-old Australian pulled off an acrobatic catch at the deep mid-wicket boundary line to dismiss A B de Villiers in the last over of the match, and RCB, chasing 151 for victory, fell short by two runs.
April 24, 2014
Jadeja, Smith guide Chennai to narrow win over Rajasthan
Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant all-round display, after Dwayne Smith's fine batting, helped Chennai Super Kings defend a modest total and beat Rajasthan Royals by seven runs in Wednesday's IPL match in Dubai.
April 22, 2014
Maxwell, Balaji help Punjab destroy Hyderabad to top IPL table
Glenn Maxwell produced yet another blazing innings with the bat before Lakshmipathy Balaji returned with a four-wicket haul as Kings XI Punjab registered a crushing 72-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Mudgal panel agrees to continue probe into cricket scam
The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee is likely to extend its probe in the IPL betting and match-fixing scandal to Narayanaswami Srinivasan and 12 others, including some prominent cricketers, after the Supreme Court
Lalit Modi relishing prospect of Mudgal panel continuing IPL probe
Former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to ask the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee to continue the IPL spot-fixing probe, expressing hope that it will "blow the lid" on corruption in the Twenty20 extravaganza.
SC asks Mudgal panel if it will extend IPL probe
The Supreme Court asked the Justice Mudgal Committee whether it is willing to further probe Srinivasan and 12 others, including some prominent cricketers, in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
April 21, 2014
IPL: Clinical Chennai Super Kings thrash Delhi Daredevils
Chennai Super Kings produced a clinical performance to crush Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs and register their first win in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
PCB names Moin Khan chief selector and team manager
The Pakistan Cricket Board, in a surprising move on Monday, entrusted former captain Moin Khan the dual responsibility of chief selector and managing the national team. Since being inducted into the PCB last year, Moin was Pakistan's head coach for two months, during the Asia Cup and World T20.
Manohar 'disillusioned with happenings' at BCCI WC meeting
Former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar was "disillusioned" with the proceedings of the Board's Emergent Working Committee meeting, which he had attended as a representative of the Vidarbha Cricket Association.
'Justice Patel should disclose if he is related to Shivlal'
Former Board of Control for Cricket in India chief Sharad Pawar wants
Manohar opposes Shastri's inclusion in BCCI probe panel
There was a lot of drama at the BCCI's emergent working committee meeting in Mumbai on Sunday as an altercation between secretary Sanjay Patel and former president Shashank Manohar led to the former walking out of the meeting.
April 20, 2014
Maxwell, Miller guide Punjab to stunning win over Royals
Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 89 runs before David Miller provided the finishing touches with a breathtaking 19-ball 51 as Kings XI Punjab hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in a high-scoring IPL Twenty20 match in Sharjah.
IPL probe: BCCI suggests three-man committee to Supreme Court
Faced with a credibility crisis arising out of the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, the BCCI has suggested to the Supreme Court a three-member
'Gary Kirsten has been really good so far as Dardevils coach'
In awe of his coach Gary Kirsten, Delhi Daredevils pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile says the South African has provided him a never-before-experienced insight into cricket in general and his bowling in particular.
Former chief Manohar to attend BCCI's Working Committee meeting
Former president Shashank Manohar will attend the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Working Committee meeting in Mumbai on Sunday as a special invitee of the Vidarbha Cricket Association.
April 19, 2014
Karthik, Duminy guide Delhi to victory over Kolkata
JP Duminy hit a timely unbeaten 52 after skipper Dinesh Karthik set the foundation with a fighting 56-run knock as Delhi Daredevils edged out Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in a thrilling IPL Twenty20 cricket match on Saturday.
IPL: Bowlers set up Bangalore's easy win over Mumbai
Riding on the disciplined performances of their bowlers, Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Mumbai Indians by seven wickets for their second straight victory, in the Indian Premier League.
Rahane, Binny guide Rajasthan to a four-wicket win over Hyderabad
A patient half-century by Ajinkya Rahane and some disciplined bowling display helped Rajasthan Royal notch up a comfortable four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match in Abu Dhabi.
April 18, 2014
Maxwell shines as Punjab down Chennai in battle of Kings
A blazing 115-run stand between David Miller and Glenn Maxwell helped Kings XI Punjab pull off a sensational six-wicket win over formidable Chennai Super Kings in their opening Indian Premier League match in Abu Dhabi.
Verma wants Manohar to head BCCI probe panel for IPL scam
The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma, who has shaken the BCCI by dragging it to the Supreme Court over the IPL spot-fixing scandal, has demanded that the Board's former President Shashank Manohar head the probe panel against the scam.
Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England
With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England.
Yadav to chair BCCI Emergent Working Committee meeting
Former Test off spinner Shivlal Yadav, the Supreme Court-appointed interim president of BCCI for non-IPL related matters, will chair the Emergent Working Committee meeting of the Board in Mumbai, on Sunday.
Yuvraj silences his critics... at least for some time!
A timely 52 not out off 29 balls in Royal Challengers Bangalore's easy win over Delhi Daredevils should erase the disappointment of failing to fire in the World T20 final against Sri Lanka.
IPL: Clinical RCB thrash hapless Daredevils
Yuvraj Singh struck form with a brilliant unbeaten half century as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their IPL campaign opener in Sharjah on Thursday.
April 17, 2014
'Srinivasan is shamelessly and stubbornly sticking to his chair'
Former BCCI President Shashank Manohar has rued that there was no one in the Board to take on N Srinivasan who is facing the heat over the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
Kallis, Narine shine as KKR thrash Mumbai in IPL-7 opener
Jacques Kallis hit a 46-ball 72 and Sunil Narine claimed four wickets as Kolkata Knight Riders scored a 41-run victory over Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the seventh season of the IPL, in Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday.
April 16, 2014
BCCI units calls for emergent working committee meeting
At least six affiliated state units, including Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), have sought an emergent working committee meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Sunday to discuss matters related to the Supreme Court case regarding the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
SC says BCCI must probe IPL fixing scandal
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Board of Control for Cricket in India should conduct a probe against Narayanaswami Srinivasan and 12 others in the betting and spot-fixing scandal to maintain its institutional autonomy, as it cannot "close its eyes" to the allegations made by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee. The apex court also allowed Sundar Raman to continue as Chief Operating Officer of the seventh edition of Indian Premier League.
'Twenty20 is not my favourite format, I'd rather play Tests'
Keeping the 2015 Ashes in mind, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson is mulling over his limited-overs future to prolong his Test journey.
April 15, 2014
IPL 2014 squads: Sunrisers Hyderabad
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IPL 2014 squads: Royal Challengers Bangalore
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IPL 2014 squads: Rajasthan Royals
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IPL 2014 squads: Mumbai Indians
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IPL 2014 squads: Kolkata Knight Riders
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IPL 2014 squads: Kings XI Punjab
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IPL 2014 squads: Delhi Daredevils
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IPL 2014 squads: Chennai Super Kings
Check out the Chennai Super Kings squad for IPL 2014. India get $265,000 for finishing No 3 in Test rankings
India received a cheque of US $265,000 for finishing third on Tuesday, while South Africa pocketed US $475,000 for claiming the top position in the ICC Test Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date. While South Africa finished as the number one team, Australia, as the No 2-ranked team, won US $370,000.
April 14, 2014
'KP and Gary have their work cut out as regards team composition'
The Delhi Daredevils team management, comprising of skipper Kevin Pietersen and coach Gary Kirsten, will have some selection dilemma ahead of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), if Ross Taylor is to be believed.
I will always remain a sportsman at heart: Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar, who brought the curtains down on a glorious 24-year international cricket last November, won the right to own the Kochi franchise in partnership with the Prasad V Potluri of PVP Ventures.
April 13, 2014
PCB expecting six Test series vs India between 2015-2023
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expecting to play atleast six home and away Test series against India in the next eight-year FTP cycle between 2015 and 2023 which will also include an "off-shore" home series in the United Arab Emirates.
April 12, 2014
'No more foreign tours for national selectors'
The Cricket Board has decided not to send national selectors abroad to watch the Indian team play overseas, according to BCCI's vice president Ravi Savant.
April 11, 2014
Deepak Parekh appointed Gavaskar's special advisor for IPL-7
The Board of Control for Cricket in India, following a request from Sunil Gavaskar, interim president BCCI-IPL, has appointed Deepak Parekh as his special advisor for the 2014 season of the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
April 09, 2014
Lanka's street party marred by Mahela, Sanga T20 retirement controversy
Lasith Malinga, who led Sri Lanka to the World T20 title, the country first major crown for 18 years, has attributed his success in the just-concluded event in Bangladesh to IPL.
April 08, 2014
Gavaskar evaluating Raman's role in IPL betting scandal, says Verma
Interim president of Board of Control for Cricket in India Sunil Gavaskar said he is evaluating the request of Bihar Cricket Association (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma, who wants Indian Premier League chief operating officer Sundar Raman removed from his post for alleged involvement in corrupt practices.
IPL 7 starts April 16. Check out the schedule
The seventh edition of the Indian Premier League kicks-off in the United Arab Emirates on April 16 with a match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.
April 06, 2014
Turning point: Yuvraj's crawl!
Yuvraj Singh's painstaking 21-ball 11 allowed Sri Lanka to regain the momentum and take home the ICC World T20 title.
Sangakkara steers Sri Lanka to maiden World T20 crown
India's quest for a historic treble ended in heartbreak as Sri Lanka came up with a clinical performance to beat them by six wickets in the final of the World T20 in Mirpur on Sunday. While Sri Lanka emerged third time lucky in a World T20 summit clash, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's hopes of adding a second World T20 title to the 50-over World Cup triumph in 2011 and Champions Trophy in England two years later ended in disappointment.
Shoaib Akhtar to start coaching career
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has set his sights on a coaching career after agreeing to take charge of a top domestic team.
Australian eves complete hat-trick of World T20 titles
Australian eves once again proved their supremacy in women's cricket as they completed a hat-trick of ICC World T20 titles with a comprehensive six-wicket win over England in the final in Mirpur on Sunday.
April 05, 2014
ESPN looks to score with cricket in the US, WT20 final to be aired live
ESPN is experimenting to see if the sport can gain traction in the United States, where professional and college football are king while cricket, with its loyal but small fan base, is viewed as being on the fringe.
April 04, 2014
Kohli steers India to WT20 final with scintillating knock
India stormed into the final of the ICC World T20 with a resounding six-wicket victory over South Africa in the second semi-final, in Mirpur, on Friday night. Chasing South Africa's competitive total of 173, India, led by a scintillating unbeaten 76 by Virat Kohli, completed the task with five deliveries to spare and reach their second World T20 final.
England eves cruise to World T20 final
Veteran skipper Charlotte Edwards and young Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20 in Mirpur.
BCCI-RCA in tussle over Rajasthan Royals' home games
A day after the fixtures for the second leg of IPL 7 were released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the Rajasthan Cricket Association claimed it was not consulted before allotting Rajasthan Royals' home games to Ahmedabad.
Lee, Pietersen, Murali confirmed for Lord's Bicentenary
Retired Australian speedster Brett Lee has become the latest player to be named in the Sachin Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club XI which will take on Rest of the World XI in a Lord's Bicentenary celebration match on July 5.
April 03, 2014
Sri Lanka through to WT20 final after rain halts Windies chase
A dominant Sri Lanka made it to the final of the ICC World T20 for the third time, knocking out defending champions the West Indies by 27 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method after thundershowers stopped proceedings in the 14th over of the second innings.
IPL-7 returns to India on May 2 with CSK-KKR match
The seventh edition of the Indian Premier League will return to India, after the completion of the first phase in the United Arab Emirates, on May 2, with a high-profile match between past winners Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Ranchi.
Should Dhawan replace Rahane? Select India's team for the semis vs SA
It will be interesting to see if India bring back regular opener Shikhar Dhawan for the crucial semi-final match against South Africa or persist with Ajinkya Rahane at the ICC World T20.
April 02, 2014
T20 league: Mumbai outclass Saurashtra for second win
Powerful batting lower down the order followed by tidy bowling helped Mumbai thrash Saurashtra by 16 runs in the West Zone T20 league game, for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, at the MCA's BKC ground in Mumbai on Wednesday.
April 01, 2014
West Indies romp into semis with thumping win over Pakistan
Defending champions the West Indies trounced Pakistan by 84 runs on Tuesday to set up a semi-final meeting with Sri Lanka in the ICC World Twenty20. Led by a late charge from Dwayne Bravo (46) and skipper Darren Sammy (42 not out) the West Indies put up an impressive 166 for six after electing to bat and then shot out Pakistan for a meagre 85 in 17.5 overs.
Sehwag, Gambhir strike form as Delhi beat Himachal
Out-of-favour India openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir found some form going their way as Delhi got the better of Himachal Pradesh by six wickets in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 match for North Zone in Mohali on Tuesday. Sehwag smashed 42 off 32 balls, while the left-handed captain Gambhir scored a 40-ball 41, helping Delhi complete the chase of 134 with 10 deliveries to spare at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium.
Australia trounce Bangladesh for consolation WT20 victory
Battered and bruised, Australia scored a consolation victory, thrashing Bangladesh by seven wickets, to round off a disappointing campaign in the ICC World Twenty20, in Mirpur, on Tuesday.
March 31, 2014
IPL franchises promise support to BCCI chief Gavaskar
The eight franchises of the Indian Premier League pledged support to Sunil Gavaskar for a successful hosting of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, starting on April 16 in the United Arab Emirates.
No replacement for India's logistics manager in World T20, says BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India decided not to send any replacements for M A Satheesh who has been recalled from his duties as Team India's logistics manager from the ongoing ICC World T20.
No CA contract extensions for Cowan, Khawaja
Australia have cut opening batsman Ed Cowan and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from their list of 18 centrally-contracted players, but handed opener Phillip Hughes another chance to establish himself in the national set-up.
March 30, 2014
Yuvraj finds form as India pile misery on Australia
Yuvraj Singh returned to form to help India heap more misery on Australia, steam-rollering them by 73 runs in a lop-sided Group Two match at the World Twenty20 on Sunday.
March 29, 2014
World T20: South Africa end England's hopes, make the semi-finals
Stand-in skipper AB de Villiers knocked the stuffing out of England attack with a blistering 28-ball 69 before the bowlers chipped in with useful
World T20: McCullum helps New Zealand ease past Netherlands
Captain Brendon McCullum led from the front with a fine 65 as New Zealand scored a comfortable six-wicket victory over the Netherlands in a ICC World Twenty20 Super 10 match in Chittagong on Saturday.
Ashwin, Mishra have Bangladesh in a twirl
When India won their game against West Indies, they already had one leg in World T20 semis.
March 28, 2014
India whip Bangladesh, seal WT20 semis berth
India became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 after a thumping eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh in a Group 2 match, in Mirpur, on Friday. After restricting the hosts to 138 for 7, courtesy yet another dominating performance by the spinners, their batsmen hit up the required runs easily, with nine balls to spare.
Pietersen to play in Caribbean Premier League
Jettisoned England batsman Kevin Pietersen has added another payday to his diary with the announcement he will play in the Caribbean Premier League in July and August after his commitments in India.
Gavaskar promises to do his best as BCCI chief
Handed over the reins of BCCI for IPL-7 by the Supreme Court, interim president and former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar said he will "give it his best shot" while discharging duties during the cash-rich T20 league.
Gayle, Sammy take Windies past Australia in thriller
Chris Gayle started with flair while Darren Sammy finished with a flourish as West Indies got the better of Australia by six wickets in an exciting Group 2 League encounter of the ICC World T20 in Mirpur.
We have no objection to the Supreme Court order: BCCI
The BCCI has welcomed the Supreme Court's decision not to suspend the Chennai Super Kings and Rajesthan Royals from the IPL and said the order to make Sunil Gavaskar interim president was "acceptable" to the Board.
Here is why advocate Salve deemed Dhoni corrupt...
Advocate Harish Salve, who argued in the Supreme Court on Thursday that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was guilty of corrupt conduct, tweeted on Friday stating his reasons for terming Dhoni corrupt.
Star performer: Hales blitz blows Sri Lanka away
Alex Hales wrote his name in the history books when he slammed a 60-ball ton to guide England home in a pulsating World T20 encounter against Sri Lanka.
March 27, 2014
England's Hales storm sinks Sri Lanka
Alex Hales hit a sensational unbeaten hundred as England pulled off a dramatic six-wicket win over Sri Lanka to throw open the Group I for semi-finals places in the ICC World Twenty20 in Chittagong on Thursday.
Devdhar, Pujara guide West to third consecutive Deodhar Trophy triumph
West Zone produced a clinical all-round performance to score a comprehensive 133-run victory over North Zone in the final and win their third successive Deodhar Trophy in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. Riding on Kedar Devdhar's 94 and skipper Cheteshwar Pujara's patient half-century, West Zone posted a challenging 281 for 3 in 50 overs. Spinners Arpit Vasavada (3-20) and Akshar Patel (2-23) then emerged the pick of the bowlers as North Zone were bundled out for 148 in 37.1 overs at the Y S Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.
South Africa score last-gasp win over Netherlands
South Africa went through several anxious moments before their bowlers clinched a nail-biting six-run victory over minnows the Netherlands in their World Twenty20 match in Chittagong on Thursday.
Team India will entertain questions 'only on ICC World Twenty20'
The Supreme Court's observations on the Indian Premier League fiasco appears to have had an effect on the Indian team at the World T20, as its media manager, Dr R N Baba, has issued a gag order on the media, stating that questions 'only on ICC World Twenty20' will be entertained.
Dhoni gave false statements in IPL fixing scandal, says lawyer
After BCCI president N Srinivasan, it was the turn of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to face the heat in the Supreme Court as senior lawyer Harish Salve argued that India captain is guilty of corrupt conduct, alleging he gave false statements in the IPL spot-fixing scandal probe.
Supreme Court: Throw out CSK, Royals from IPL; make Gavaskar BCCI chief
The Supreme Court suggested that Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals must be barred from the Indian Premier League, it was reported on Thursday. The Apex Court further proposed that Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar must be made BCCI president and take over from N Srinivasan.
March 26, 2014
Glimpse of Tendulkar's farewell speech at Laureus Sports Awards
The iconic cricketer made a blink-and-you-miss appearance in a video compiled by event organisers to pay tribute to sporting legends from across the world.
Srinivasan has cataract surgery, mum about SC observation
Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan, who had cataract surgery on Wednesday, continues to remain silent on the Supreme Court observation that he should step down to facilitate a fair probe into IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal.
BCCI top brass may have to re-think about ICC nominee
There was an eerie silence among the who's who of cricket administration regarding what will be the fate of BCCI president N Srinivasan and the board after the honourable Supreme Court gave its observation on Tuesday.
March 25, 2014
West Indies crush Bangladesh to keep semis hopes alive
Chasing a target of 172, Bangladesh were bowled out for a paltry 98 in 19.1 overs to lose by 73 runs in a lop-sided game, in the ICC World Twenty20 match in Mirpur.
Will Srinivasan be allowed to take over as ICC chairman?
With Supreme Court asking Srinivasan to step down for a fair probe into the Indian Premier League betting and fixing scandal, questions are being raised about whether the Tamil Nadu strongman can indeed become the chairman of the International Cricket Council's all powerful executive board.
'Finally, they have shown the door to Srini'
Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi hailed the Supreme Court's observation that N Srinivasan should step down as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India to facilitate a fair probe into the IPL spot-fixing scandal, saying the Tamil Nadu strongman must now be shown the door once and for all.
'Hope SC keeps vice-like grip on these corrupt people'
In the wake of BCCI president N Srinivasan being asked to step down by the Supreme Court, former India cricketer and parliamentarian Kirti Azad speaks with Bikash Mohapatra.
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Why is Srinivasan sticking to his chair? It is nauseating: SC
Coming down heavily on BCCI President N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court has asked him to step down for a free and fair probe in the betting and spot fixing scandal involving his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and some cricketers, failing which it would pass an order.
'India and Pakistan can play a bilateral series after IPL'
The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi is confident that Pakistan and India can play a short bilateral series after the Indian
How SA escaped to victory with Steyn fire
Steyn bowled one of the great final overs in the history of T20 International cricket to earn South Africa their first victory of the ICC World Twenty20 by a nail-biting two runs against New Zealand.
March 24, 2014
Sri Lanka rout Netherlands for lowest T20 total, post fastest win
Sri Lanka shot out the Netherlands for just 39 runs, the lowest ever Twenty20 International total, before winning the Super 10 match in the World Twenty20 by nine wickets, in Chittagong, on Monday.
IPL 7: Shikhar Dhawan named captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad
India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been named captain of Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 7th edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 event beginning on April 16.
Steyn's last over heroics earn SA last-ball win over NZ
J P Duminy blasted an unbeaten 86 and Dale Steyn bowled a sensational last over as South Africa pulled of a dramatic two-run victory over New Zealand to bring their ICC World Twenty20 campaign back on track, in Chittagong, on Monday.
Mishra stars in India's easy win over West Indies
Amit Mishra has been on roll for sometime now. Starting from the Asia Cup game against Pakistan, where he just gave 28 runs and picked up two wickets from his 10 overs.
Akmal, spinners win it for Pakistan
Pakistan has the tag of unpredictably that follows them at the start of every tournament. So when Pakistan faced Australia, many expected the latter to steamroll them considering two facts.
March 23, 2014
World T20: India thrash West Indies, score second straight win
India put up yet another clinical display to best defending champions West Indies with a commanding seven-wicket victory in a group league encounter to brighten their chance of a semi-final berth in the ICC World T20 in Mirpur on Sunday.
Broad fined for public criticism of match officials
England captain Stuart Broad was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for publicly criticising match officials following his side's Group 1 match against New Zealand in the ICC World Twenty20 on Saturday.
World T20: Pakistan get back on track with win over Australia
A rejuvenated Pakistan brought their campaign back on track as they rode on Umar Akmal's scintillating 54-ball 94 to register a 16-run victory over
Gayle set to play 100th Test vs NZ at home
Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle is set to play his 100th Test at his home ground in Jamaica when New Zealand tour the Caribbean in June.
McCullum inches closer to 2000-run mark in T20s
New Zealand beat England by the Duckworth-Lewis method in their Group1 match of the World T20 Championships in Chittagong on Saturday. Here are the statistical highlights from that match.
March 22, 2014
New Zealand edge out England in rain-ruined game
New Zealand started their World Twenty20 campaign on a positive note after beating England by nine runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in a Group 1 league match that was called off following heavy rain and thunder storm at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Saturday.
Perera's assault flattens South Africa
The Sri Lankan opener struck 61 off 40 balls, including six fours and three sixes, to help Sri Lanka outclass South Africa by five runs in the ICC World T20.
World T20: Sri Lanka hold nerve to edge past South Africa
Opener Kusal Perera stroked a fluent half-century before Sri Lanka's bowlers produced a brilliant display in the death overs to help their team pull off a thrilling five-run victory against South Africa.
Amit Mishra gets his 'turn' and delivers
On a pitch that offered the spinners a lot of assistance, Amit Mishra made sure he focussed on bowling in the right areas and reaped rich reward, finishing with excellent figures of one for 22 in four overs, including a maiden.
Dhawan's blast left Pakistan gasping
Shikhar Dhawan scoring 12 runs from Pakistan's ace spinner Saeed Ajmal's first over was the turning point in India run-chase in the WT20 match in Mirpur on Friday. The bowler was immediately taken off and by the time he returned for another spell India were well on the way to victory.
March 21, 2014
India too good for Pakistan in WT20 opener
India came up with a clinical all-round display to beat Pakistan by seven wickets in a one-sided opening Super-10 league match of the ICC World Twenty20 in Mirpur on Friday.
IPL betting: Meiyappan, Vindoo voice samples match
There's more trouble coming for IPL betting scandal accused Gurunath Meiyappan, an ex-official of Chennai Super Kings, and actor Vindoo Dara Singh. The police on Friday said their voice samples matched the tapped telephonic conversation in which they were purportedly discussing matches and betting activities.
Netherlands beat Ireland in stunning run-chase to make Super-10
The Netherlands qualified for the World Twenty20 main draw following a dramatic six-wicket victory over Ireland in a run-feast featuring a record 30 sixes in Sylhet, Bangladesh, on Friday.
First domestic cricket then IPL, BCCI tells India's domestic players
The Board of Control for Cricket in India issued a circular to all its 27 affiliated units asking them to ensure the Indian Premier League-contracted players appear for their domestic teams instead of joining the franchises to prepare for the T20 tournament, starting in UAE next month.
Chigumbura keeps Zimbabwe in race for WT20 Super-10 berth
Elton Chigumbura scored a fluent half-century as Zimbabwe beat the United Arab Emirates by five wickets in a qualifying match to stay in the hunt for a place in the ICC World Twenty20 in Sylhet, Bangladesh, on Friday. Set a modest 116 after opting to bowl, Zimbabwe lost early wickets before overhauling the target in 13.4 overs courtesy a fine effort by Chigumbura, who remained unbeaten on 53.
Select India's 11 for the WT20 match vs Pakistan
Don the selector's hat and pick the best possible eleven to take on the might of Pakistan in Friday's World T20 match.
March 20, 2014
Dar guides Hong Kong to a memorable win over Bangladesh
Hong Kong notched up a stunning two-wicket victory over Bangladesh in a thrilling qualifying round match but could not prevent the home side from booking a Super 10 berth in the World Twenty20 in Chittagong.
Sehwag, Muralitharan to lead MCC sides in Middle East
Out-of-favour India batsman Virender Sehwag and Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will lead two MCC sides in a series of matches in the Middle East to help launch the new county season.
Nepal beat Afghanistan, score second win in WT20
Subash Khakurel smashed a fine half-century to help Nepal beat Afghanistan by nine runs in their final Group A qualifying match and register their second win in the ICC World T20 in Chittagong.
Ireland prevail over UAE in rain-affected match
Ireland bolstered their chances of making it to the Super-10 after a disciplined bowling effort helped them post a 21-run win over United Arab Emirates under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected Group B qualifying match of the ICC World T20 in Sylhet.
March 19, 2014
WT20 warm-up: Raina, Kohli guide India to an easy win over England
India gained the much-needed boost ahead of their ICC World T20 opener against Pakistan when they comfortably defeated England by 20 runs in their second and final warm-up game in Mirpur on Wednesday.
Himachal seeks government nod to host IPL matches
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) has approached the government for holding the upcoming Indian Premier League matches in the state.
Zimbabwe beat Netherlands, stay in hunt for main draw
Zimbabwe kept themselves in contention for a spot in the main draw of the ICC World Twenty20 Championships, beating Netherlands by five wickets in a Group B qualifying match in Sylhet on Wednesday.
IPL second leg could be held in India
The second leg of the IPL, for which Bangladesh has been kept as a standby venue, could be held in India itself with the organisers claiming that state governments want to host the matches once polling for general elections is completed in their areas.
'The Pakistan team in the World T20 is as good as Team India'
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that their team is just as good as the Indian World Twenty20 team.
'I feel very let down by Jayawardene and Sangakkara'
Sri Lanka Cricket chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has expressed disappointment at not being kept in the loop as far as the retirement plans of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene from T20 Internationals were concerned.
March 18, 2014
ICC World T20: All-round Bangladesh thrash Nepal
Hosts Bangladesh dished out a solid all-round display to register a convincing eight-wicket win over Nepal in a Group A qualifying match of the ICC World T20 in Chittagong on Tuesday.
Dhoni blasts Mishra in nets to clear fitness doubts at World T20
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday took leg-spinner Amit Mishra to the cleaners during a net session in Fatullah, clearing all the doubts about his fitness for the World T20.
Zee rebuts Dhoni's allegations, says moved SC with evidence
Media company Zee Media Corporation Limited on Tuesday vehemently rebutted the allegations in the defamation civil suit filed by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Madras high court, where he alleged Zee News of telecasting "malicious" news about him.
WT20: Shahzad, Shafiullah steer Afghanistan to easy win over Hong Kong
Half-centuries by opener Mohammed Shahzad and Shafiullah steered Afghanistan to a convincing seven-wicket victory over Hong Kong in a Group B match to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the ICC World Twenty20, in Chittagong, on Tuesday.
Australia's Bailey to lead Kings XI Punjab
'I am extremely honoured and excited to lead Kings XI Punjab this season. I would like to thank the franchisee for having faith in me and entrusting me this opportunity,' said Australia's T20 captain.
Dhoni slaps Rs 100 crore defamation suit on TV channels in IPL scandal
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday approached the Madras high court seeking Rs 100 crore damages from Zee News and other defendants over defamatory news about him related to the betting scandal in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Kevin Pietersen to lead Delhi Daredevils in IPL 7
Delhi Daredevils have named Kevin Pietersen as their captain, while Dinesh Karthik will be his deputy in the 7th edition of the Indian Premier League that will commence next month.
March 17, 2014
WT20 warm-up: Malinga bowls Sri Lanka to victory over India
The Indian team's batting woes continued as they lost their opening warm-up tie of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka by five runs in Dhaka on Monday.
Cooper's all-round show guides Dutch to convincing win over UAE
Tom Cooper took two wickets in a space of four balls before smashing an unbeaten 34 as Netherlands began their ICC World Twenty20 qualifying campaign with a comfortable six-wicket win over United Arab Emirates in a Group B match in Sylhet on Monday.
Ireland beat Zimbabwe in last-ball thriller in World T20
Paul Stirling struck a blistering half-century to guide Ireland to a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a qualifying Group B match of the ICC World T20 on Monday.
England captain Broad rules himself fit for World T20
England captain Stuart Broad is confident he will play a "full part" in his side's World Twenty20 campaign in Bangladesh despite suffering from a knee injury.
Dutch player accuses team of cheating in World T20
Netherlands cricketer Tim Gruijters has accused team management of cheating by forcing him out on medical grounds so they could bring in Tom Cooper as a last-minute replacement for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
Jayawardene also to quit T20Is after World C'ships
Sri Lankan batting stalwart Mahela Jayawardene will retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the conclusion of the ongoing T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
Clarke laid low by shoulder injury
Australia captain Michael Clarke batted with a broken shoulder on the recent tour of South Africa and has been advised to rest, ruling him out of the domestic first class final later this week, Cricket Australia said on Monday.
March 16, 2014
Shakib, Anamul help Bangladesh crush Afghanistan
Bangladesh spinners led by Shakib Al Hasan guided their side to a thumping nine-wicket win against Afghanistan in their Qualifying Group A match of the ICC World T20 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.
Sangakkara to retire from T20s after World Twenty20
Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has announced that he will retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the conclusion of the ongoing ICC World T20 tournament in Bangladesh.
Karnataka completes historic treble, wins Vijay Hazare Trophy
Karnataka completed a historic treble at domestic level by emerging champions in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a four-wicket win over Railways in yet another low-scoring affair at Eden Gardens on Sunday.
'I'm not used to throwing my hat anywhere'
Former captain Sourav Ganguly has said the expertise of former Indian cricketers can surely be utilised for bringing improvements in the team but was not sure if they will have enough time for the challenging job.
Injured Johnson out of World Twenty20
Paceman Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh with a toe infection, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Sunday.
March 15, 2014
Fletcher joins Team India for World T20 after meeting Srinivasan
Under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher on Saturday joined the Indian team for the World T20 after having had discussions about his future with BCCI president N Srinivasan and secretary Sanjay Patel.
Australia cruise to comfortable T20 series win over SA
Australia comfortably chased down a modest target set by South Africa to win the third Twenty20 international by six wickets at SuperSport Park and take the series 2-0 after the first game was washed out.
March 14, 2014
ICC World Twenty20 schedule
Bangladesh will square off against Afghanistan in the opening match of the ICC World T20 in Mirpur on 16 February, while former champions India and Pakistan go head-to-head in the first match of the Super 10 stage at the same venue on March 21.
Dhoni backs his under-achieving bowlers to shine in WT20
India's captain says the experience of playing many matches in the IPL should stand the bowlers in good stead in the tournament.
Pakistan players top MVP rankings in Asia Cup
Sri Lanka won the just-concluded Asia Cup, but none of their players figure in Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji's most valuable player index. Check it out.
India's most valuable players in the 2013-14 ODI season
At the conclusion of the Asia Cup, Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji make an assessment after 36 matches India has played so far in the 2013-14 season.
March 13, 2014
Lorgat cleared of alleged involvement in the FTP manipulation
The independent adjudicator appointed by the ICC has cleared Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat of alleged involvement in the FTP manipulation charges levelled against the BCCI by his one-time legal adviser at the world body.
Why are Bangladesh fertiliser factories to shut during World T20?
Authorities in cricket-crazy Bangladesh on Thursday asked fertiliser factories to halt production in a bid to divert gas supply to power plants and ensure an uninterrupted electricity supply ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup.
Blazing Hodge leads Australia to victory in rain-reduced game
Veteran Brad Hodge smashed two sixes in the final over to propel Australia to a five-wicket victory over South Africa in a second Twenty20 international reduced to seven overs a side in Durban on Wednesday.
March 12, 2014
'Life ban for any player involved in fixing in IPL-7'
Senior Board of Control for Cricket in India vice-president Rajeev Shukla sounded out a warning on Wednesday, saying there will be zero-tolerance towards match-fixing and anyone found guilty of indulging in the malpractice during IPL-7 will be "banned for life".
ICC welcomes decision to stage IPL matches in UAE
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has welcomed the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India to stage some matches of the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League matches in the United Arab Emirates.
Elections force first two weeks of IPL 7 to be shifted to UAE
The first two weeks of the 2014 Indian Premier League will be played in United Arab Emirates, after the Board of Control for Cricket in India was forced to shift the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament outside the country because of the Lok Sabha elections in April-May.
Australia primed for maiden World T20 title: Watson
The 32-year-old all-rounder acknowledged the unpredictability of the Twenty20-over format but insists there are enough players in his side who can single-handedly change the course of any match.
Younis not interested in Pakistan coaching job
Former captain Younis Khan said he has no intentions of taking up a coaching assignment with the Pakistan team as he wants to call time on his international career gracefully.
Pakistan rues turning down BCCI offer during ICC revamp
The present set-up in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still ruing a golden opportunity wasted by the deposed chairman of the board, Zaka Ashraf who declined a chance for Pakistan cricket to make big financial gains and have a bigger say in world cricket affairs.
Australia pacer Harris out for six months post surgery
Australia paceman Ryan Harris, who bowled his country to a series victory in South Africa last week, will be out for six months after undergoing surgery on his right knee, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday.
Sammy inspires West Indies to T20 series win over England
West Indies cruised to a five-wicket win over England in the second Twenty20 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
March 11, 2014
Zaheer's second spell a struggle for him, says Prasad
Former India bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad said that Zaheer Khan's second spell is becoming a 'struggle' for the veteran left-arm pacer and also stated that none of the current India bowlers have the required variations to bowl with new field restrictions in ODI cricket.
Shami, Dinda help Bengal stun star-studded Tamil Nadu in quarters
Pacers Mohammed Shami and Ashok Dinda shared seven wickets between them to trigger a collapse that saw Bengal beat Tamil Nadu by 77 runs and storm into the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare One-Day tournament.
'India can repeat 2007 performance at this World T20'
India can rely on their spinners to reclaim the World Twenty20 title, says Joginder Sharma, the hero of country's win against Pakistan in the inaugural edition's final.
Kaneria deposits 28,000 pounds, gets last chance to overturn ban
Pakistan's banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has deposited a sum of 28,000 pounds with a commercial high court in London in order to get his appeal against the life ban heard on April 11.
Root ruled out of World T20, Bell comes in for England
England batsman Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after fracturing his thumb, with Ian Bell replacing him, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Monday.
Bopara, Samuels and Sammy fined for on-field confrontation
England all-rounder Ravi Bopara and West Indian duo Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels were all fined for their on-field confrontation on Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.
Australia quick Harris says he will be back and force his way into the team
Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris, who bowled his country to a series victory in South Africa last week, is hoping knee surgery will prolong his Test career through the 2015 Ashes at least.
March 10, 2014
Ganguly ropes in Waqar, Murali to coach Bengal's youngsters
Brainchild of former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, the iconic bowling duo, who have signed a three-year contract, will spend at least 30 days with a pool of Bengal youngsters for a development programme aimed at creating supply line for the senior team.
IPL venue decision in 3 days; BCCI wants most games in India
Indian Premier League chairman Ranjib Biswal said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India will take some more time before zeroing in on the off-shore venue for the seventh edition of the Twenty20 league as discussions are still going on with Union Home Ministry.
'Twiplomacy' fast tracks Pietersen's visa clearance for India trip
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday informed that the necessary clearance regarding former England batsman Kevin Pietersen's visa was received from the Union Sports Ministry paving the way for his upcoming visit to India.
Watson named Rajasthan Royals captain; Dravid mentor
Since joining Rajasthan Royals, Watson is the team's best all-rounder, notching 1,785 runs in 55 matches, scoring one century and 11 half-centuries at a strike rate of 145.59. In bowling, he claimed 48 wickets with best figures of 3-10.
T20: Super Samuels guides Windies to win over England
Marlon Samuels blasted an unbeaten 69 off just 46 balls to spur West Indies to an easy 27-run victory over England in their first Twenty20 international at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.
March 09, 2014
Sri Lankan cricketers get a rousing reception back home
Sri Lankan cricket team which returned home from winning the Asia Cup in Bangladesh were given a rousing welcome home on Sunday.
Australia-SA first Twenty20 washed out in Port Elizabeth
Torrential rain forced the abandonment of the first Twenty20 match between South Africa and Australia without a ball being bowled at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth.
Ranatunga slams SLC for capitulating to ICC's reforms for 'Big Three'
Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga has slammed Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) stance on the Big Three- India, Australia and England, and said that it could have an adverse impact in the longer run.
Gayle slams 'disrespectful' ECB for sacking Pietersen
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has reportedly slammed the ''disrespectful'' English Cricket Board (ECB) over sacking of his buddy Kevin Pietersen from the England team.
1st T20: Skipper Mitali Raj sizzles in India's win over Bangladesh
India skipper Mithali Raj scored a half-century in her teams 16 run win over hosts Bangladesh in the first T20 International in Cox's Bazar on Sunday. Thus the Indian women started their preparations for ICC Women's World T20 tournament on a positive note.
March 08, 2014
Malinga, Thirimanne guide Sri Lanka to 5th Asia Cup trophy
Riding high on Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thrimanne's fluent century, Sri Lanka regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan in Mirpur on Saturday.
ICC pays tribute to official Kathy Cross, cricketers on Women's Day
The International Cricket Council joined millions across the globe in celebrating Women's Day on Saturday, a global celebration of the achievements of women that has been celebrated since the early 20th century.
March 07, 2014
Smith is the best Test captain that has ever lived: Kirsten
Graeme Smith has received an enormous compliment from former India coach Gary Kirsten, who called the just-retired South African legend the "best captain that has ever lived" in Test cricket.
Injury puts Steyn out of two T20 matches against Australia
A hamstring injury will keep South African fast bowler Dale Steyn of out of the first two Twenty20 internationals against Australia in the next week, Cricket South Africa said.
Dean Elgar replaces Graeme Smith in list of contracted players
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named Dean Elgar in the list of its contracted players, in place of the retired Test captain Graeme Smith.
Philander replaces India's Ashwin as the No.1 Test all-rounder
South African player Vernon Philander has reportedly taken the No.1 spot on the ICC player rankings for Test all-rounders, replacing India's R Ashwin.
ICC Test rankings: Warner, Harris move up to career-high positions
Australian opener David Warner and veteran fast bowler Ryan Harris have moved up to career-high positions in the ICC Test player rankings following their impressive contributions in Australia's series-winning third Test defeat of South Africa in Cape Town.
Ross Taylor named NZ Test, ODI Player of the Year for 2013-14
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has reportedly been named the country's Player of the Year twice at the annual New Zealand Cricket Awards in Auckland for the 2013-14 season, topping in every category he was nominated in.
England's Joe Root doubtful for World T20 with thumb injury
England batsman Joe Root is a major doubt for the World Twenty20 tournament this month after fracturing his thumb during England's one-day series clincher in the West Indies.
Bangladesh will come back strong in World T20: Rahim
After ending their Asia Cup campaign with four straight defeats, Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has vowed to come back stronger in the World Twenty20, beginning in 10 day's time.
March 06, 2014
Mathews rallies Sri Lanka past Bangladesh
Skipper Angelo Mathews held his nerve under pressure and scored an unbeaten half-century as Sri Lanka recovered from a bad start to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in the concluding league match of the Asia Cup in Mirpur on Thursday.
IPL fixing probe: TN police to quiz former CSK official Meiyappan
The widening of the probe to alleged match-fixing involving bookies besides others came after the Mudgal Committee told the Supreme Court that the angle was not properly probed by the Tamil Nadu Police despite indications pointing to it.
South Africa in no hurry to select new Test captain
Two candidates appear to have the strongest claims - AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis - both already captains of the national side in the shorter formats of the game.
'I am an immense fan of the IPL, it is improving cricket'
He might have gone unsold at the players' auction this year but retired Australian pacer Brett Lee has said he remains a huge fan of the Indian Premier League and the Twenty20 event could throw up the elusive fast-bowling talent that India desperately needs.
Antigua ODI: Root, Buttler help England to series victory
Joe Root completed his first one-day international century to help guide England to a 25-run victory over West Indies on Wednesday in the deciding match of their three-game series in Antigua.
For me, Pataudi was India's best captain ever: Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was the best captain the country ever had.
Australia leapfrogs India into second position
Australia replaced India at number two position in the Test team rankings by the virtue of their hard-fought 245-run victory over South Africa in the third and final Test in Cape Town.
March 05, 2014
ICC congratulates Graeme Smith for his illustrious career
The International Cricket Council (ICC) congratulated South Africa's Graeme Smith for his glorious career, saying he has been an inspiring sportsman and would go down in cricket's history as one of its most respected captains.
India cruise past Afghanistan with bonus point in dead rubber
Five-time champions India ended their campaign in the Asia Cup with a consolation eight-wicket victory over debutants Afghanistan, in Mirpur, on Wednesday.
Harris clinches last-gasp win for Australia
Ryan Harris claimed the last two wickets at the fag end of the match as South Africa were bowled out for 265 and lost the third and final Test by 245 runs at Newlands on Wednesday. Australia won the series 2-1.
60-70 per cent of IPL 7 matches to be held in India
With the dates for the general elections finalised, Indian Premier League chairman Ranjib Biswal said 60 to 70 per cent of the matches in the seventh edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in India.
Former South African cricketer accused of rape
A former South African cricketer, who played for the national team and was part of the 1992 Cricket World Cup, has reportedly been accused of rape.
Chandila given more time to submit reply in spot-fixing case
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's disciplinary committee has given former Rajasthan Royals off-spinner Ajit Chandila time till March 12 to submit his reply after the Board's Anti-Corruption Unit chief, Ravi Sawani, found him guilty of spot-fixing during last year's Indian Premier League.
Stats: Afridi powers Pakistan to their highest-ever run-chase in ODIs
Pakistan pulled off a thrilling three-wicket victory over hosts Bangladesh to storm into the finals of the Asia Cup cricket tournament, knocking India out of the title race. Shahid Afridi's blistering 59 off 25 balls helped Pakistan set up a summit clash against Sri Lanka. Here are the statistical highlights from the Asia Cup One-dayer played between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Dhaka on Tuesday.
In-form Warner records a series of milestones SA Test series
Australian opener David Warner has recorded a series of milestones with his impressive performances in the Tests against South Africa, etching his name along with other Australian and South African legends.
Kallis admits was 'little taken aback' at Smith's retirement
Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis has expressed his surprise at the retirement announcement by Test captain Graeme Smith, saying that he was a 'little taken aback' by Smith's mid-Test announcement of his retirement from international cricket.
De Villiers, Du Plessis favourites to replace Smith as Test captain
South African batsmen AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis are the only candidates to replace retiring captain Graeme Smith as the Test skipper of their team, according to a report.
Tendulkar was better than Lara, says Brett Lee
'I would have to say Sachin. He has got that aura. He would be the guy I choose,' says former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee when asked to comment on Tendulkar and Lara's greatness.
March 04, 2014
Smith makes inglorious exit after swift dismissal
The Australia players gave him a guard of honour and an expectant Newlands crowd willed him to a century send-off, but South Africa captain Graeme Smith lasted just three balls in his final Test innings.
Pakistan edge past Bangladesh; India knocked out of Asia Cup
Pakistan pulled off a thrilling three-wicket victory over hosts Bangladesh to storm into the finals of the Asia Cup cricket tournament, knocking India out of the title race.
Smith fails as Australia close on big win
Graeme Smith made three in his final Test innings as South Africa were slipping towards a heavy defeat at the close on the fourth day of the series-deciding third Test against Australia on Tuesday.
Pakistan's Rehman concedes eight runs without bowling a ball!
Pakistan spinner Abdur Rehman had a spell to forget in the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh on Tuesday. The left-armer sent down a three consecutive illegal full tosses and finished with bizarre bowling figures of 0-0-8-0.
Govt says it won't be able to provide security to IPL matches
The Government has reiterated that it will not be able to provide security to this year's Indian Premier League as its dates clash with the general elections.
3rd Test: Now, Du Plessis claims Aus bowlers tampered with ball
South African cricketer Faf du Plessis has now reportedly turned the tables on the visitors by claiming that something was amiss about the ball reversing so early on the third day of the decisive third Test at Newlands.
'You may be in very good form but all it needs is one good ball'
He is the leading run-getter in the tournament so far with his tally reading an impressive 246 in three matches but seasoned Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara says just being in good form is no guarantee for continued success and one must keep working hard.
South Africa captain Smith announces shock retirement
Graeme Smith, one of the most dogged batsmen of his generation, stunned South Africa on Monday by announcing he will retire from international cricket at the end of the ongoing third Test against Australia at Newlands.
March 03, 2014
Sri Lanka whip Afghanistan, seal Asia Cup final berth
Sri Lanka cruised into the final of the Asia Cup with a resounding 129-run victory over minnows Afghanistan, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh, on Monday.
Johnson, Harris help Australia take big lead on Day 3
Australian captain Michael Clarke made his expected declaration overnight and then his bowlers worked their way through the South African batting line-up to dismiss them for 287 and claim an overall lead of 207 runs.
Andy Flower is England's technical director of elite cricket coaching
Andy Flower, who stepped down as head coach in January following the 5-0 Ashes rout by Australia, was appointed England's technical director of elite coaching on Monday. The Zimbabwean will incorporate working with the next generation of players and coaches with creating a leadership programme for youngsters, the England and Wales Cricket Board said.
England win second ODI, level series with West Indies
Ravi Bopara and captain Stuart Broad put on 58 unbroken runs to guide England to a nerve-jangling, three-wicket victory over the West Indies in the second One-day international in North Sound, Antigua, on Sunday. Bopara, 38 not out, and Broad, 28 not out, combined in a patient stand for the eighth wicket as England reached 163 for seven in 44.5 overs, in reply to the West Indies total of 159 all out at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.
Afghanistan makes it to ICC ODI rankings after beating Bangladesh
Six months after Afghanistan qualified for its maiden appearance in the Cricket World Cup, its success story continues to make waves and the strife-torn country has now entered into the main ODI rankings table for the first time.
March 02, 2014
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Mumbai beat Saurashtra by 5 wickets
Mumbai defeated Saurashtra by five wickets in the West Zone Vijay Hazare trophy tie on Sunday, on the back of Sushanth Marathe's 88 coupled with his 114-run partnership for second wicket with Iqbal Abdullah (55).
Afridi's cameo guides Pakistan to a thrilling win over India
India paid the price for costly blunders at crucial junctures to suffer a nerve-wracking one-wicket defeat at the hands of arch rivals Pakistan, who rode on Shahid Afridi's brilliant cameo to virtually assure themselves a berth in the final of the Asia Cup in Mirpur on Sunday.
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Gujarat beat Baroda by 73 runs
Gujarat emerged triumphant in the West Zone Vijay Hazare trophy match against Baroda.
3rd Test: Gutsy century by Clarke powers Australia past 400
Michael Clarke remained unbeaten on 161, one of the more heroic of his 27 Test hundreds, as Australia reached 494 for seven before rain brought an early tea on the second day of the series-deciding third Test against South Africa on Sunday.
Is T20 changing cricket in its entirety?
The Australian media has said that the rise of Twenty20 cricket is a sporting reminder that everything 'quaint' in the game faces a future inundated by short form, and the need for variety.
Bangladesh captain Rahim miffed about 'consistently bad fielding'
Humiliated by Afghanistan in the ongoing Asia Cup, a livid Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said the 32-run defeat against the tournament-debutantes was "shameful" and should trigger a few sackings.
BCCI to decide IPL venue on March 5
The suspense over the venues for this year's IPL is all set to end on March 5 when the BCCI will take a decision on the matter in a meeting in Nagpur, Board vice-president Rajiv Shukla said on Sunday.
Stats: Stanikzai records highest score in ODIs
Statistical highlights of the Asia Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh played at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, in Fatullah.
March 01, 2014
South Africa beat Pakistan to lift the Under-19 World Cup
South Africa won its maiden ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title when it defeated two-time former champion Pakistan by six wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Broad rues England's late bowling efforts in Antigua
Captain Stuart Broad lamented England's late bowling after his side lost to the West Indies by 15 runs in Antigua, the opening game of a three-match series of One-day Internationals.
Afghanistan thrash Bangladesh by 32 runs
Afghanistan notched up their first major win against a Test playing nation as they produced an all-round performance to script an upset 32-run victory over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup match in Fatullah on Saturday.
Warner and Clarke put Australia in control
David Warner thumped a run-a-ball century as Australia dominated the opening day of the third and final Test against South Africa, piling up 331 for three at Newlands on Saturday.
Swann calls Pietersen 'childish' for taking dig at Prior
Graeme Swann called former England teammate Kevin Pietersen 'childish' after the South African-born batsman replied to a verbal attack from Matt Prior by suggesting the wicketkeeper would find it hard to win a test recall.
1st ODI: England lose to West Indies despite Lumb century
Opener Michael Lumb top-scored with a fluent 106 on debut but was unable to prevent England from slipping to a 15-run defeat by the West Indies in the first one-day international in North Sound, Antigua, on Friday.
February 28, 2014
Sangakkara scintillates as Sri Lanka beat India
Kumar Sangakkara displayed his class with a breathtaking 84-ball 103 as Sri Lanka recovered from a middle-order batting collapse to score a thrilling two-wicket over India in the Asia Cup, at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, in Fatullah, Bangladesh, on Friday night. Chasing 265, the islanders rode on the 36-year-old batsman's 84-ball 103 to clinch victory with four balls to spare.
Hazare Trophy: Maharashtra beat Saurashtra in last over thriller
Thanks to half-centuries by Ankit Bawne and Rahul Tripathi, and a splendid final over by Dominic Joseph, Maharashtra beat Saurashtra by four runs in the West Zone Vijay Hazare one-day tournament in Rajkot on Friday.
Mortaza ruled out of Asia Cup
The Bangladesh cricket team's injury problems were compounded after senior pacer Mashrafe Mortaza was ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup due to a side strain.
IPL matches will be transparent: Biswal
The BCCI said that it has begun taking steps to make the IPL corruption-free, including education of players and franchises on how to avoid mixing up with certain people during matches in the seventh edition of the cash-rich T20 event.
BCCI to set up National Umpires Academy
Keen to have a representation in the ICC's Elite panel of Umpires, the BCCI is all set to set up a National Umpires Academy in the country to improve the standard of officials.
Smith expects even contest on Newlands wicket
South Africa captain Graeme Smith expects an even contest between bat and ball to set up a thrilling finale in the series-deciding third Test against Australia at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.
No decision on IPL-7 venue; BCCI awaits election schedule
Desperate to host a bulk of the matches in the seventh edition of the IPL in the country, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said it will wait till the announcement of dates for the general elections before finalising the venues for the Twenty20 tournament.
Stats: Umar Akmal first Pakistan 'keeper to score a ton Asia Cup
Pakistan fought back from a precarious position to beat Afghanistan by 72 runs, and also claim a bonus point, in the Asia Cup match in Fatullah on Thursday. Thanks to wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal, who scored an unbeaten 102 off 89 balls, they were able to recover from 117 for six inside 30 overs and put up a solid 248 for 8. In reply, minnows Afghanistan were dismissed for 176 in 47.2 overs. A look at the statistical highlights from the match.
BCCI coffers to swell by $600m in next 8 years!
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's is going to get richer. The structural overhaul of the International Cricket Council is all set to trigger a financial windfall for the already rich body, which is likely to earn an estimated $600 million in the next eight years, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel revealed.
February 27, 2014
U-19 WC: Bangladesh win Plate Championship; India finish fifth
Bangladesh defeated New Zealand by 77 runs to win its fourth Plate Championship title at the ICC Under-19 World Cup at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. India overcame Tagenarine Chanderpaul's century to beat the West Indies by 46 runs and take fifth place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
BCCI meet to zero in on alternative countries for IPL
The BCCI Working Committee will meet in Bhubaneswar to shortlist two prospective countries which will be kept as alternative venues for the seventh edition of the IPL which is co-inciding with the general elections.
No panic in Australia camp before final Test, says Harris
Ryan Harris says there is no panic in the Australian camp before the series-deciding third Test against South Africa starting in Cape Town on Saturday.
Hazare Trophy: Sehwag flops, but Delhi beat J&K; Baroda thrash Mumbai
Virender Sehwag's decision to continue batting at No 3 didn't make much of a difference to his poor form but defending champions Delhi did enough to beat Jammu and Kashmir by 38 runs in the opening fixture of the north zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Akmal ton sets up 72-run win for Pakistan
Talented wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal notched up a breezy century under pressure before the bowlers came to the party and guided Pakistan to a bonus-point 72-run victory over Afghanistan in the Asia Cup.
Kent's Stevens cleared in Bangladesh corruption probe
Kent cricketer Darren Stevens has been found not guilty by an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal of failing to report an illegal approach while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League in 2013.
BCCI says no plans to replace bowling coach Dawes
The Board of Control for Cricket in India rubbished a report on a website that it is planning to appoint an Indian assistant coach in place of bowling coach Joe Dawes, whose contract is unlikely to be extended in the wake of a consistent poor show by the bowlers.
Warner fined for inappropriate comments
Australia opener David Warner has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee after pleading guilty to a charge of making inappropriate comments about South Africa player AB de Villiers ahead of the third and final Test, which starts on Saturday.
I have been misquoted on my comment about Harbhajan: Ganguly
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has clarified that he never said that spinner Harbhajan Singh was not picked in the national team since he
Trott 'hungry' to make England return, says Amiss
Jonathan Trott is 'raring to go' for England once again and he will make his comeback for Warwickshire in April, Dennis Amiss, chairman of Trott's benefit committee, said on Wednesday.
Vincent says guilty of not reporting bookmaker approach
Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has pleaded guilty to not reporting an approach by a bookmaker while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League last year.
Does Harbhajan deserve a place in India's ODI and T20 squads?
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has called for the inclusion of out-of-favour spinner Harbhajan Singh, in the T20 and ODI squads, citing his recent good form in domestic cricket.
Rahim rushed to hospital after injuring shoulder
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was rushed to a hospital in Dhaka after injuring his shoulder while fielding during their match against India in the Asia Cup on Wednesday.
February 26, 2014
Rabada's six-for guides SA to U19 WC final
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada produced the best bowling performance of the tournament to date as South Africa beat three-time former champion Australia by 80 runs in the second semi-final of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2014 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Kohli's hundred fires India to easy win over Bangladesh
Virat Kohli scored a confident 136 and shared a 213-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane (73) as India cruised to an easy six-wicket victory over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup opener, in Fatullah, on Wednesday night.
February 25, 2014
Asia Cup: Thirimanne, Malinga help Sri Lanka edge Pakistan
Lasith Malinga's brilliant five-wicket haul under pressure and opener Lahiru Thirimanne's second ODI century helped Sri Lanka script a thrilling 12-run win over Pakistan in a nail-biting opening match of the Asia Cup at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, in Fatullah, on Tuesday.
Australia's Lehmann pleased to be 'bowled out'
Australia's dramatic collapse against South Africa at the weekend has drawn inevitable comparisons with their previous Test defeat but vanquished coach Darren Lehmann says the two losses were vastly different.
Should the Asia Cup be done away with?
With the number of teams participating in the ICC events - like the World Cup - increasing on a regular basis, the whole idea of a separate tournament for Asian nations seems far-fetched. Is a tournament like the Asia Cup still relevant?
February 24, 2014
Gohar, Butt guide Pakistan into fifth U19 WC final
Zafar Gohar and Amad Butt put on 63 runs for the unfinished eighth wicket as Pakistan defeated England by three wickets in a low-scoring but nerve-racking thriller to reach its fifth ICC U19 Cricket World Cup final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday.
U19 WC: Hooda's all-round performance helps India to 5th place
India colts salvaged some pride as they comfortably beat their Sri Lankan counterparts by 76 runs in a fifth-place semi-final play-off match at the ICC U-19 World Cup.
Asia Cup: Kohli-led India eyeing sixth title
With MS Dhoni opting out of the tournament, Virat Kohli will lead Team India as they attempt to regain the title they last won in 2010. Here're the statistical highlights pertaining to the tournament.
South Africa announce extensive World Cup preparations
South Africa will play a minimum of 23 warm-up one-day internationals against five different countries to boost their preparation for next year's World Cup, the country's cricket board said on Monday.
February 23, 2014
Fiery Dale Steyn leads South Africa to crushing win
Dale Steyn produced a ferocious spell of fast bowling to inspire South Africa to a crushing 231-run victory over Australia in fading light on day four of the second Test on Sunday.
U19 World Cup: Australia, South Africa book semis berth
Australia and South Africa advanced to the semi-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup after winning their respective quarterfinal matches on Sunday.
India U19 captain Zol handed one-match suspension for obscene gesture
India's Under-19 captain Vijay Zol has been suspended for one match, while off-spinner Aamir Gani has been reprimanded after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against England.
Back injury renders Gayle unfit for England ODIs
West Indies opener Chris Gayle will miss the One-Day International series against England with a back problem, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Saturday.
Kohli-led India leave for Bangladesh with eye on Asia Cup title
The Indian cricket team, led by Virat Kohli, departed from Mumbai on Sunday for the Asia Cup competition to be played in Bangladesh starting on February 25.
February 22, 2014
Port Elizabeth Test: Amla puts South Africa in total control
Hashim Amla's blistering stroke-play and Morne Morkel's fearsome bowling put South Africa in control of the second Test against Australia as they closed the third day on 192 for four on Saturday.
U-19 World Cup: England knock holders India out in the quarters
Defending champions India crashed out of the Under-19 World Cup after suffering a three-wicket defeat at the hands of a disciplined England side
Srinivasan running Indian cricket as 'personal fiefdom'
Disgraced former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi has slammed the BCCI chief and new ICC chairman N.Srinivasan, saying that he has a bad influence on Indian cricket.
ICC's 'Big Three' decision will destroy cricket: Modi
Disgraced former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi has expressed a vehement stance against the new ICC decision giving "greater control" to 'Big Three'- India, Australia and England, saying that it will destroy the game.
February 21, 2014
Sports Minister open to approach Home Ministry on IPL-7 issue
Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said that he was open to discuss security related issues for the hosting of the IPL in the country with the Home Ministry if the concerned authorities approach him with a formal request.
BCCI in talks with other Boards for alternative IPL venue: Biswal
With the government making it clear that it will not be able to provide adequate security for IPL 7, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has started discussing with other cricket boards possible venues for the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament, the league's chairman, Ranjib Biswal, said on Friday.
BCCI has not held talks with Flower: Sanjay Patel
The Board of Control for Cricket in India rubbished a report that it had held discussions with former England coach Andy Flower about taking over as the chief coach of the Indian team in place of incumbent Duncan Fletcher following the country's dismal show in South Africa and New Zealand.
South Africa put Australia to the sword
JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Wayne Parnell and Vernon Philander put South Africa on top as they reduced Australia to 112 for four on the second day of the second Test at St George's Park on Friday.
Official song for ICC World Twenty20 released
'Char Chokka Hoi Hoi' (roughly translates to 'Fours, Sixes, Fun and Games'), composed by renowned singer and composer Fuad Al Muktadir, is the event's official number, an International Cricket Council release stated on Friday.
ICC revamp will 'destroy' cricket: Lalit Modi
Disgraced former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi has expressed a vehement stance against the new ICC decision giving 'greater control' to 'Big Three' -- India, Australia and England, saying that it will destroy the game.
De Villiers is first to score 12 consecutive Test half-centuries
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers became the first player in the history of Test cricket to score a half-century in 12 consecutive Tests after he crossed 50 in the first innings on the opening day of the second Test against Australia, at St George's Park, on Thursday.
Dilshan doubtful for the Asia Cup
Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan was among the leading players who went unsold at the IPL auction last week and now the most dangerous batsman is doubtful for the Asia Cup.
IPL 7 will not be in India; South Africa favourite to host
The Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has conveyed the government's inability to provide security during the Twenty20 extravaganza that coincides with the General Elections. The elections are scheduled for April-May.
February 20, 2014
Sangakkara's ton gives SL unassailable 2-0 lead in Bangladesh ODIs
Kumar Sangakkara continued his awesome batting form in Bangladesh as Sri Lanka won the second One-Day International by 61 runs in Dhaka on Thursday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Injured MS Dhoni ruled out of Asia Cup; Kohli to lead Team India
India's captain was on Thursday ruled out of Asia Cup due to a Grade 1 left side injury.
Sehwag to lead MCC in four-day match against Durham
India Test discard Virender Sehwag has been roped in to captain the Marylebone Cricket Club squad in a four-day Champion County match against Durham, starting March 23, in Abu Dhabi.
South Africa rue rash shots as De Villiers stays hot
South Africa were left to rue the loss of cheap wickets after battling to 214 for five on the opening day of the second Test against Australia on Thursday.
Timing of CSA's national contracts leaves Smith confused
South African captain Graeme Smith is reportedly unhappy with Cricket South Africa's (CSA) announcement of player contracts as it has been difficult for some of the players to handle.
Ireland stun World T20 champions West Indies
Ireland added the West Indies to their list of giant-killing victories after scoring a six-wicket victory over the World Twenty20 champions in the first T20 international at Jamaica's Sabina Park on Wednesday.
Aus need all-rounder, Watson could miss Test if he can't bowl, says Clarke
Captain Michael Clarke has indicated that Shane Watson will not return to the Australia side as a specialist batsman for the second Test against South Africa at St George's Park on Thursday.
February 19, 2014
U19 World Cup: Australia, Afghanistan advance
Three-time former champion and last tournament's losing finalist Australia and dark horse Afghanistan progressed from Group B to the next round of the ICC U19 World Cup on the final day of the first round matches on Wednesday.
Injured Pollard out of West Indies squad for World T20
Defending champions West Indies will be without Kieron Pollard for next month's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after the big-hitting all-rounder failed to recover from a knee injury.
U-19 World Cup: India shoot out PNG for 56, maintain unbeaten run
Sanju Samson and Kuldeep Yadav stole the limelight with individual brilliance as a strong India continued their unbeaten run with a crushing 245-run win over minnows Papua New Guinea in the Under-19 World Cup in Sharjah on Wednesday.
PCB distances itself from Butt's 'sons of pigs' remark
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) moved quickly on Tuesday to distance itself from a "sons of pigs" reference to India, England and Australia made by former chairman Ijaz Butt.
Watson's selection no longer elementary for Australia
The perennial fitness battles of Shane Watson are likely to rule the all-rounder out of Australia's second Test against South Africa.
February 18, 2014
U-19 World Cup: England, West Indies cruise into quarter-finals
England and the West Indies advanced to the quarter-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2014 following comfortable victories in their decisive Group C and D matches on Tuesday. England overcame Sunday's heart-breaking loss to Sri Lanka by bouncing back to defeat New Zealand by 115 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, while 2004 runners-up West Indies beat Canada by 63 runs at Abu Dhabi Oval 1.
Gilchrist to reunite with Warne in MCC vs Rest of World match
Australia's most successful wicketkeeper-batsman of all-time, Adam Gilchrist, is the latest name to be added to the growing list of stars taking part in the MCC versus Rest of the World match at Lord's on July 5. Gilchrist will be reunited with former teammate Shane Warne in the Rest of the World line-up, which the spin legend will captain.
Sri Lanka backs ICC revamp plan
Sri Lanka Cricket has finally decided to back the controversial ICC revamp plan proposed by India, England and Australia, saying it is satisfied with the revised resolutions tabled at the Board meeting of the world body earlier this month.
ICC Test rankings: India stay second, New Zealand up to 7th
India have retained their second position in the ICC Test team rankings following a draw in the second and final Test today against New Zealand, which won the series 1-0.
India hold on for a draw at Basin Reserve; New Zealand win series
India ended an utterly forgettable tour of New Zealand by drawing the second and final Test at the Basin Reserve (Wellington) on Tuesday. Captain Brendon McCullum became the first New Zealand batsman to hit a triple century, a knock that helped stage an incredible turnaround that ensured his team a memorable series win.
February 17, 2014
U19 World Cup: Afghanistan stun Australia
Afghanistan caused a major upset in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup when it defeated three-time champion and last edition runner-up Australia by 36 runs at Abu Dhabi Oval 2 on Monday.
Australia to decide on return to Test side of Watson
Australia face a selection quandary with the return from injury of all-rounder Shane Watson for the second Test against South Africa, which starts on Thursday.
Sri Lanka name Jayawardene, Thirimanne in squad for Asia Cup, World T20
Batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Lahiru Thirimanne were named in Sri Lanka's 15-member squads for the Asia Cup and WorldT20 in Bangladesh next month following injury lay-offs, while strike spin bowler Rangana Herath was included subject to him proving his fitness.
Tendulkar, Lara nominated for 'Cricketer of the Generation' award
Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag are among the nominees for the 'ESPNcricinfo@20 Cricketer of the Generation' award, after the cricket news website announcing two more categories to its seventh annual awards.
Kuldeep, Sarfaraz take India past Scotland in U-19 World Cup
Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian bowler to register a hat-trick in the ICC Under-19 World Cup before the defending champions struggled to a five-wicket victory over minnows Scotland while chasing a paltry target of 88.
South Africa recall all-rounder Morkel for Twenty20 World Cup
South Africa recalled hard-hitting all-rounder Albie Morkel on Monday in their squad for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh starting next month.
McCullum leads from the front as New Zealand bat India out
Listless Indian bowling allowed New Zealand get off the hook. The home team rode on captain Brendon McCullum's magnificent double century to continue their remarkable fightback and take a commanding lead on the fourth day of the second Test in Wellington on Monday.
McCullum, Watling break world record for sixth-wicket stand
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum and B J Watling broke the world record for the highest sixth-wicket partnership with a 352-run stand against
February 16, 2014
U19 World Cup: Sri Lanka, South Africa reach quarter-finals
Sri Lanka and South Africa progressed to the quarter-finals of the ICC Under 19 World Cup after recording contrasting victories in Dubai.
'We received threats from India for resisting Big Three'
Former PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf alleged that he was threatened by the Board for Cricket Control in India for opposing the structural overhaul of the ICC.
India's current poor form won't hurt WC prospects: Gavaskar
India's poor form in the ongoing tour of New Zealand will count for nothing when the team comes to Australia and New Zealand to defend the World Cup title as the current exposure to conditions would work to its advantage during the mega-event next year, feels former captain Sunil Gavaskar.
'We need to bat another two sessions or more'
Crediting Brendon McCullum and B J Watling for their spirited batting in the ongoing third Test against India, New Zealand's assistant coach Bob Carter said that they still have a challenge ahead.
IPL snub: Hafeez says PCB should look to resolve the stand
Pakistan's T20 captain, Mohammad Hafeez feels the PCB should sort out the issue of Pakistani players not being allowed to play in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).
Captain McCullum leads New Zealand's revival at Basin Reserve
India continued to enjoy the upperhand in the second and final Test against New Zealand despite a fighting unbeaten century from home team captain Brendon McCullum, who led a spirited fightback on an absorbing third day in Wellington on Sunday.
February 15, 2014
Sarfaraz's all-round show helps India outclass Pakistan in Under-19 World Cup
Sarfaraz Khan's superb all-round showing and a five-wicket haul from Deepak Hooda helped India outclassed Pakistan by 40 runs in the Group A match of the ICC Under-World Cup in Dubai.
Johnson grabs 12 wickets as Australia crush SA in first Test
Mitchell Johnson took his match haul to 10 after claiming three South Africa wickets on Saturday as Australia reduced the hosts, facing a 482-run target for victory, to 132 for five in the first Test.
Need to fight back to save the Test, says New Zealand's Watling
After a long time in the series the hosts has a little to worry about. New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling admitted that a long, hard battle lies ahead of their batsmen in the second Test against India after the visitors took a formidable 246-run first innings lead, riding on Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test ton in Wellington on Saturday.
PCB: Miandad resigns as Director-General cricket
Former Pakistan Test captain, Javed Miandad has tendered his resignation to the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Rahane's maiden Test ton helps India build on their advantage
Ajinkya Rahane cracked his maiden ton as India dished out a dominant batting display to take a massive 246-run lead and put themselves in the drivers' seat over New Zealand on the second and final Test in Wellington on Saturday.
February 14, 2014
PCB to form committee to initiate talks with BCCI
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is going to form a four-member special committee to initiate talks with the BCCI on regular basis in a bid to revive bilateral ties between the two countries.
'Hope to find a place in national team for the England tour'
Disappointed at being ignored by by city franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during the IPL players auctions, middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary is eyeing to stage a comeback to the Indian cricket team through impressive performances in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy.
U-19 World Cup: England, SL, SA, Zimbabwe win on opening day
A 151-run fourth-wicket partnership between Ed Barnard and Ben Duckett powered 1998 champions England to a 213-run victory over hosts United Arab Emirates on the opening day of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday. In other matches of the day, the West Indies let South Africa off the hook as the two-time runners-up recovered to win by 94 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, while Sri Lanka scored a comfortable 49-run victory over New Zealand at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Zimbabwe completed a six-wicket victory over Canada at Abu Dhabi Oval 1.
Warner, Johnson pile misery on South Africa
David Warner took over from Mitchell Johnson as South Africa's tormentor-in-chief as the Australian opener blitzed a quickfire century to extend his team's huge lead on the third day of the first Test on Friday.
Ishant's career-best figures help India dominate Kiwis on Day 1
Ishant Sharma exploited the seaming conditions brilliantly to return a career-best 6 for 51 as India took early control of the second and final
Poll: Which IPL franchise is strongest after the auction?
The two-day players' auction for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League is finally over. At the end of it all, Yuvraj Singh emerged the most expensive of the 154 players that went under the hammer in Bangalore. Royal Challengers Bangalore acquired him for a whooping Rs 14 crore.
February 13, 2014
Fiery Johnson rips through South Africa's top order
South Africa were 140 for six wickets in their first innings when rain brought an early close to play on the second day of the first test at SuperSport Park on Thursday. Mitchell Johnson had figures of 4 for 51.
Have to repay faith that Sunrisers have shown in me, says Karn
Leg-spinner Karn Sharma said he was merely looking to get picked at the IPL Auction and the huge price tag of 3.75 paid for him by Sunrisers Hyderabad had come as a pleasant surprise.
Yuvraj looking forward to playing with Gayle, Kohli at RCB
Indian Premier League's costliest player Yuvraj Singh feels that Royal Challengers Bangalore is a team where he can express himself in the company of star cricketers like Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle.
Pietersen pitches for 'leadership role' in Daredevils
Controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen, whose England career came to an abrupt end after being dumped following a disastrous Ashes campaign, expressed a desire to lead Delhi Daredevils in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League.
IPL could be shifted to South Africa due to elections
The General Elections in India could be a bane to the upcoming seventh season of the Indian Premier League. Speculation is rife that the cash-rich Twenty20 extravaganza could be shifted to South Africa due to security concerns posed by the upcoming General Elections, the dates of which are clashing with the cricket tournament.
The Justice Mudgal IPL Probe Committee report
A committee, probing alleged corruption in the cash-rich Indian Premier League has said in its report that Board of Control for Cricket in India chief Narayanswami Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was "the face and team official" of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings and "the allegations of betting and passing information" against him "stand proved". The complete report.
RCB lodges complaint with IPL GC for spending 4 cr more on Yuvi
Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya lodged an official complaint with the IPL Governing Council, saying his franchise coughed up Rs 4 crore more on buying all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on the first day of the players' auction.
Spot-fixing scandal dented brand IPL: Ness Wadia
Kings XI Punjab owner Ness Wadia said the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian Premier League last year has made a dent on brand IPL.
Fraser, Collingwood back in England fold
Former Test players Angus Fraser and Paul Collingwood have been brought back into the England fold as a selector and coach respectively.
February 12, 2014
India colts lose to SA in U-19 World Cup warm-up
The India Under-19 team's World Cup title defence was dealt another blow on Wednesday when it suffered its second straight defeat in a warm-up game against South Africa, losing by five wickets, at the ICC Academy ground n Dubai.
2014 IPL Auction: How the teams stand after Day 1
India's batting ace Yuvraj Singh commanded the highest price, Royal Challengers Bangalore paying a massive 14 crore for him, while Dinesh Karthik was a surprise pick at 12.5 crore by Delhi Daredevils.
Marsh leads middle-order recovery for Australia
Late call-up Shaun Marsh scored an unbeaten century in his first Test in two years to lead a middle-order recovery as Australia closed at 297 for four on the first day of the first Test against South Africa on Wednesday.
Vinay, Gopal guide Karnataka to innings and 222 runs victory in Irani final
Leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal claimed the first hat-trick of his career to guide Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka to a convincing innings and 222 runs victory over Rest of India in the final of the Irani Trophy, in Bangalore, on Wednesday.
The core of IPL is sound, says Mallya
Playing down Justice Mudgal committee's report on corruption in the IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya said scandals were a part and parcel of the every sport and the brand value of the cash-rich event remained unaffected.
February 11, 2014
Green top awaits Indians at Basin Reserve
There would be no respite for the Indian batsmen from the New Zealand pacers as the Basin Reserve pitch, under cover for the last few days, would be a green, seamers' paradise, curator Brett Sipthorpe on Tuesday.
Moin appointed Pak coach for Asia Cup and T20 World Cup
The Management Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board appointed former wicketkeeper Moin Khan as head coach of the national team for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 Cup tournaments in Bangladesh, ignoring former Test captain Waqar Younis for the top job.
Binny keen to do well in World Cup T20
Karnataka all-rounder Stuart Binny said he has "matured" as a cricketer and his selection for the World Cup T20 in Bangladesh has come at a right time for him.
Karnataka in control in Irani Trophy match against ROI
Karnataka inched closer to winning the Irani Trophy crown after Chidambaram Gautam's brilliant 122-run knock guided them to a mammoth 606 in their first innings against Rest of India on the third day in Bangalore.
ICC proposal: 'South Africa did not sell out to Big Three'
Cricket South Africa (CSA) did not sell out to India, England and Australia over the decision to allow the 'Big Three' to effectively take control of the sport, president Chris Nenzani said on Tuesday.
KKR CEO on IPL fixing scandal: 'This is not a new story, is it?'
Describing the Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing scandal as an old story, Kolkata Knight Riders CEO and Managing Director Venky Mysore says everything is on track as far as his franchise is concerned.
Ishant dropped from Asia Cup, WT20 squads; Pujara in ODI squad
Following the debacle in the New Zealand ODI series, the selectors finally lost patience with the under-performing Suresh Raina and Ishant Sharma and axed them from India's squad for the Asia Cup later this month. Cheteshwar Pujara, who played two ODIs in Zimbabwe in August, made a comeback to the ODI squad.
Ryder, Bracewell fined for late-night drinking session
New Zealand's temperamental batsman Jesse Ryder and medium-pacer Doug Bracewell have been fined an undisclosed amount by the country's cricket board for a late-night drinking binge ahead of the opening Test against India at Auckland.
England outcast Pietersen agrees Surrey deal
Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen has agreed a deal to play for Surrey in this year's English county season having been jettisoned from the national team set-up for good.
Ryder, Bracewell's bar visit gets these kids into the Kiwi side
All-rounder Jimmy Neesham and batsman Tom Latham have been named in New Zealand's team for the second Test against India after Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell were dropped for a late night drinking session in Auckland last week.
T20 World Cup: 'Brad' pack to lead evergreen Australia
Australia have opted for experience over youth in an attempt to win a maiden World Twenty20 title by selecting veterans Brad Hogg, Brad Hodge and Brad Haddin in their 15-man squad for the tournament in Bangladesh next month.
February 10, 2014
Mumbai police rapped for not probing Dawood angle in IPL scam
The Supreme Court panel, inquiring into the IPL spot-fixing scam, has come down heavily on the Mumbai police for being "not willing" to investigate the involvement of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and protecting "lots of persons" involved in the betting syndicate.
Will give up my shares if any wrongdoing found: Kundra
Facing heat over Supreme Court-appointed committee's report, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra said that he will give up shares in the IPL team if any wrongdoing was found on his part.
India colts lose warm-up tie against Sri Lanka
Defending champions India got a wake-up call as they lost to their Sri Lankan counterparts by five wickets in a warm-up game ahead of their ICC U-19 World Cup scheduled to begin on Friday.
IPL scam: Six India players under scrutiny, says report
Six prominent "Indian capped" players, including one who is part of the current team, are likely to face the heat for their alleged roles in fixing scandal with their names cropping up in the report filed on Monday before the Supreme Court by a committee probing the IPL betting and spot-fixing scam.
Irani Cup: Binny's ton helps Karnataka gain control
All-rounder Stuart Binny stamped his class by hitting a sparkling unbeaten century as Karnataka took firm grip of the Irani Trophy match against Rest of India (ROI) with a 189-run first innings lead in Bangalore on Monday.
Lalit Modi wants Srinivasan 'banned for life'
With the Supreme Court-instituted Justice Mudgal committee indicting Gurunath Meiyappan in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, the event's sacked commissioner Lalit Modi has demanded a life ban on his father-in-law and BCCI President N Srinivasan.
Pakistan PM dissolves PCB, sacks chairman Zaka Ashraf
The Pakistan government dismissed the country's cricket board on Monday and appointed an ad-hoc committee to run the sport.
ICC Test Rankings: India's No 2 spot at stake
For now, Indian had managed to retain their No 2 spot in the ICC Test rankings. But faltering miserably in their ongoing tour of New Zealand, India are in danger of losing their second spot if Australia win their away series against South Africa starting on Thursday.
IPL scam: Justice Mudgal report nails Meiyappan; fresh trouble for Srinivasan
Former Punjab & Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal submitted a report to the Supreme Court on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal, involving BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan.
New Zealand drop Ryder, Bracewell over late-night drinking antics
Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell have been dropped from the New Zealand squad for the second Test against India starting on Friday as punishment for going on a late-night drinking session on the eve of the first Test in Auckland.
Pietersen axed as captain Cook must have trust in team: ECB
A desire for captain Alastair Cook to be able to trust and rely on the support of all his players was behind the decision to end Kevin Pietersen's international career, said the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
February 09, 2014
Irani Cup: Vinay's six-for bundles out ROI for 201
Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar's led from the front with a six-wicket haul as the Ranji Trophy champions gained upperhand against Rest of India on the first day of the Irani Cup match despite a gutsy effort from wicketkeepe-batsman Dinesh Karthik.
Cairns demands to see match-fixing evidence
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns went on the front foot over ongoing match-fixing allegations, and rounded on former teammates and high-profile officials, including the legendary Richard Hadlee.
'Not fair to put the entire blame on Pietersen'
Former England captain Andrew Flintoff has said that he believes sacked batting star Kevin Pietersen has been made a scapegoat for England's Ashes whitewash after having his international career brought to an end.
Mohammad Akram gets two-year contract as Pak bowling coach
The PCB in a surprise move has awarded a two-year contract to the national team's bowling coach Mohammad Akram.
Cook, Gooch involved in bust-up during Ashes because of Pietersen?
Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen's carefree attitude during the recent Ashes series had reportedly infuriated the management so much that it led to a bust-up between captain Alastair Cook and batting coach Graham Gooch on the balcony.
Dhawan hits century but India lose first Test to New Zealand
Shikhar Dhawan hit a century but pacer Neil Wagner took four wickets to help New Zealand clinch a thrilling 40-run victory on the fourth day of the first Test.
February 08, 2014
Shane Watson ruled out of first Test against South Africa
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of the first Test against South Africa starting on Wednesday after a slow recovery from a calf injury.
'ICC's approval to revamped proposal will harm world cricket'
The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf has said that the widespread change in the ICC's governance and structure, initiated by the India, Australia and England cricket boards, would harm world cricket.
Bitter-sweet day for New Zealand, says Wagner
New Zealand bowler Neil Wagner on Saturday said that the hosts will not be hitting the panic button just yet as they are confident of taking remaining Indian wickets needed for victory in the first Test, in Auckland.
Auckland Test in the balance after bowlers lead India's fightback
Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara guided India to 87 for one to leave the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland delicately poised at the end of a tumultuous third day.
Ryder and Bracewell suspended for late-night drinking session
New Zealand cricketers Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell have been suspended by the country's cricket board after they were found hanging out for a late-night drinking session on the eve of the opening Test match against India.
February 07, 2014
Kirsten not interested in England job
South African Gary Kirsten has said he does not want to be considered for the job of England team director because of personal reasons.
Milestone man Sangakkara matches Gooch's feat in Chittagong
Kumar Sangakkara became only the second cricketer to hit a triple century and a hundred in the same Test as Sri Lanka set Bangladesh a huge target of 467 to win the second and final match in Chittagong on Friday. Sangakkara, who struck his maiden triple century in the first innings, hit a six off Sohag Gazi to reach three figures in the second and emulate former England opener Graham Gooch's 1990 feat against India at Lord's.
We've bowlers to take 20 Indian wickets, says confident McCullum
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Tuesday said he has bowlers at his disposal to take 20 Indian wickets after the Kiwis rode on the skipper's unbeaten double century to take an upperhand in the ongoing first cricket Test, in Auckland on Tuesday.
'ICC revamp is entirely motivated by money'
Lord Harry Woolf, the former judge whose review of the ICC's governance structure was rejected, has lambasted the proposed revamp of the body which would cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England, calling the controversial plan a 'retrograde step'.
South Africa coach satisfied with Test warm-up
A century by Faf du Plessis and a first session in the middle for wicketkeeper AB de Villiers since hand surgery has left South Africa satisfied with preparations for the Test series against Australia.
Akram to return as KKR bowling coach for IPL7
Legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram will make his comeback as the bowling coach of Kolkata Knight Riders for the seventh edition of Indian Premier League after a hiatus of one year.
India struggle after McCullum's double ton lifts NZ to 503
New Zealand's pace attack ripped through India's top order to reduce the tourists to 45 for three at tea on the second day of the first Test at Eden Park in Auckland, on Friday after Brendon McCullum's 224 propelled them to an impressive first innings total of 503.
February 06, 2014
IPL 7 auction: Pietersen in premier list as 514 players named
Controversial England batsman Kevin Pietersen will be one of the first players to go under the hammer, along with senior India discards Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh, when the two-day auction for the cash-rich IPL commences in Bangalore on February 12. The initial list of 651 players was pruned to 514, including 219 capped players, by the IPL governing council.
Prior defends himself as Pietersen fall-out continues
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has defended himself against allegations that he undermined former coach Andy Flower during the disastrous recent Ashes tour of Australia before turning his back on Kevin Pietersen.
Shamsur, Kayes' maiden tons take Bangladesh past follow-on
Maiden centuries by Shamsur Rahman and Imrul Kayes took Bangladesh past the follow-on mark but late strikes from the spinners put Sri Lanka in the driving seat in the second and final Test in Chittagong on Thursday.
Tendulkar to lead MCC against Warne's Rest of the World
Retired batting icon Sachin Tendulkar will be seen in cricketing gear again when he leads the MCC team against a Shane Warne-led Rest of the World at Lord's in a one-day game on July 5, to mark the bicentenary celebrations of the historic club.
Teams for World T20, Asia Cup to be picked in Bangalore
The Indian squad for next month's ICC World T20 Championship and the Asia Cup starting later this month, both to be held in Bangladesh, will be picked during the upcoming Irani Cup clash in Bangalore.
Ishant completes 150 wickets haul in Tests
Pacer Ishant Sharma became the 12th Indian to take 150 Test wickets when he dismissed opener Hamish Rutherford on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand, in Auckland, on Thursday.
McCullum, Williamson tons help New Zealand dominate Day 1
McCullum was 143 not out at the close of play, his eighth Test century, while Williamson was dismissed after tea for 113, his fifth hundred, as the Kiwis finished the opening day on a strong 329 for four in 90 overs.
February 05, 2014
India to play two warm-up games before World Twenty20
India will play two warm-up games before their opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Bangladesh next month, according the schedule announced on Wednesday.
Sangakkara's triple ton puts Sri Lanka in command
Kumar Sangakkara struck his maiden triple hundred and became the ninth batsman to score 11,000 Test runs as a dominant Sri Lanka took control of the second and final Test against Bangladesh on Wednesday.
Pietersen's England career over after squad omission
Kevin Pietersen's England career was ended on Tuesday after he was left out of the squad for this year's World Twenty20 and the limited overs tour of the Caribbean.
February 04, 2014
No agreement with BCCI on ICC revamp: Cricket South Africa
Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani denied reports that his Board has reached an agreement with the BCCI on the controversial ICC revamp proposals in lieu of reinstatement of their CEO Haroon Lorgat into mainstream administration.
Stylish centurion Sangakkara sparkles for Sri Lanka in 2nd Test
The veteran left-hander was unbeaten on 160 as Sri Lanka reached the close of play on 314 for five after captain Angelo Mathews had won the toss and opted to bat.
Shukla thanks UPA govt for bestowing Tendulkar with Bharat Ratna honour
BCCI vice-president and Union Minister Rajeev Shukla said, on Tuesday, Sachin Tendulkar is the "most deserving person" to win the Bharat Ratna award and thanked the UPA government for bestowing the honour on the batting legend.
Sachin Tendulkar first sportsman to be honoured with Bharat Ratna
India cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar was conferred with the Bharat Ratna by President Pranad Mukherjee at a ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Has BCCI agreed to an Indo-Pak bilateral series?
If the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf is to believed, get ready for a Indo-Pak series in the near future.
PCB set to oppose ICC's revamp proposal
The Pakistan Cricket Board has been told by its governing board to strongly oppose the changes proposed by India, Australia and England cricket boards in the governance and distribution of finances in the ICC.
Decision to give Tendulkar Bharat Ratna taken in 24 hours
The process of conferring the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna on batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was initiated on the first day of his farewell 200th cricket Test on November 14, 2013 and the announcement made two days later, according to an RTI reply.
Injured Sri Lanka bowlers Herath, Eranga out of Bangladesh tour
Sri Lanka bowlers Rangana Herath and Shaminda Eranga will miss the rest of the Bangladesh tour through injury, the cricket board said on its website (www.srilankacricket.lk) on Monday.
February 03, 2014
'We aim to dominate Indian cricket for next decade'
Vinay Kumar, who led Karnataka to its seventh Ranji Trophy title, said his team's goal is to dominate Indian cricket for the next ten years.
Not interested in role of England team director: Kirsten
Former India coach Gary Kirsten says he is flattered that people are thinking about me, but the amount of time spent away from home prevents him from taking up the job.
Australia's Test warm-up in South Africa cancelled
Australia's only warm-up fixture ahead of the three-match Test series against South Africa has been cancelled after torrential rain in Potchefstroom left little chance of play.
Harbhajan to lead Rest of India; Gambhir in squad for Irani Trophy
Out-of-favour India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been handed a golden opportunity to get back into the reckoning after being named captain of Rest of India for the Irani Cup match against Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka, in Bangalore, from February 9 to 13. Also included in the Rest of India team is Gautam Gambhir, who is also keen to make a comeback to the Indian team. However, his Delhi team mate Virender Sehwag failed to make the cut after a poor run in the Ranji Trophy.
Warne tells Twitter fans: Will think about coaching England
Australian bowling legend Shane Warne, has offered to think about reviving England's fortunes as next coach.
Indian Premier League likely to be played in Sri Lanka
With the schedule of Indian Premier League clashing with the 2014 general elections, the popular Twenty 20 tournament may be shifted to Sri Lanka.
Pakistan's Dar asks PCB to have central contracts, raise pay for umpires
Pakistan's top umpire Aleem Dar has called on the country's Cricket Board to take a leaf out of India's book and improve the pay scales for officials in the country.
Rohit, Rahane sizzle but India draws practice match
The Indian top-order failed to convert good starts but Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane struck morale-boosting fifties ahead of the Test series as the visiting team's two-day practice match against New Zealand XI ended in a tame draw in Whangarei on Monday.
Giles to apply for England coach job after Flower's resignation
Former Test spin bowler Ashley Giles confirmed on Sunday that he would be "very interested" in succeeding Andy Flower as England's team director following his resignation.
February 02, 2014
Australia demolish England to wrap T20 series 3-0
England's sorry tour of Australia finally ended with a whimper -- a crushing 84-run defeat to give the hosts a clean sweep of the three-game Twenty20 series in Sydney on Sunday.
Karnataka beat Maharashtra to win seventh Ranji Trophy title
Favourites Karnataka deservedly won their seventh Ranji Trophy title after beating a spirited Maharashtra side by seven wickets on the fifth and concluding day of the final match in Hyderabad.
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal released on bail
Pakistan Test batsman Umar Akmal was released from jail after spending an entire day in lock-up for allegedly thrashing a traffic warden and tearing his uniform after being stopped for violating a signal in Lahore.
Lanky Ishwar Pandey learning about bowling in various conditions
Rookie Ishwar Pandey got a chance to play a match on this tour of New Zealand in a two-day tour game and his three-wicket haul in 14 overs would surely make him happy after waiting in the wings for three weeks since India landed in this country.
India tour, biggest money spinner for New Zealand Cricket
The ongoing tour by India is set to trigger a financial windfall for New Zealand Cricket as it will earn the body more than $ 35 million in broadcast rights, making it the biggest money-spinner in any sport.
India find some form in practice match, big guns take a break
Indian cricketers found some rhythm as they reduced New Zealand XI to 262/9 declared on the opening day of a two-day practice match which was skipped by big guns of the team including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Australia's Rogers learning from 'not so dumb' Warner
Experienced Australia batsman Chris Rogers has been taking advice from fellow opener David Warner about how to face up to the South African bowling attack ahead of the first Test in Pretoria.
February 01, 2014
Giles a strong candidate to replace Flower: ECB
Limited-overs supremo Ashley Giles is a strong candidate to succeed Andy Flower as England's coach in all formats, cricket board chief Giles Clarke said on Saturday.
Ranji final: Karnataka in control despite Jadhav's ton
Kedar Jadhav continued his glorious form in the Ranji Trophy with a sparkling century as Karnataka maintained their upper hand despite a spirited fightback by Maharashtra on Day 4 of their Ranji Trophy final in Hyderabad.
Pakistan batsman Umar held over alleged assault
Pakistan Test batsman Umar Akmal has been detained by police for questioning after being accused of assaulting a police warden in his hometown of Lahore.
January 31, 2014
Ranji final: Karnataka take big lead after Rahul hundred
Karnataka are well on course to winning the Ranji Trophy after extending their overall lead to 169 runs at stumps on the third day of the final against Maharashtra, in Hyderabad, on Friday. Starting the day at 230 without loss, Karnataka were successful in their plan to bat Maharashtra out of the contest as they amassed 474 for seven by stumps, in reply to 305.
England sack coach Andy Flower after disastrous Aus tour
Andy Flower's reign as England coach has come to a sorry end after England and Wales Cricket Board asked the Zimbabwean to quit from the post following the national team's disastrous Ashes tour to Australia, according to media reports.
Taylor, Henry hand India worst defeat in New Zealand
India suffered its worst One-Day International series defeat in New Zealand, losing 0-4, after being trounced by 87 runs in the inconsequential fifth and final match in Wellington on Friday.
Pak govt withdraws appeal against court order on Ashraf
The government of Pakistan, on Friday, withdrew its appeal filed against the Islamabad High Court's decision to reinstate Zaka Ashraf as the Chairman of the Cricket Board.
Dhoni fourth fastest to complete 8,000 ODI runs
India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the fourth fastest batsman to complete 8,000 runs in one-day cricket during the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand in Wellington on Friday.
PCB's earnings could cross $100m if they accept new ICC proposal
The Pakistan Cricket Board was paid around $58-60m as its share of the International Cricket Council (ICC) events held in the present cycle of eight years, which ends in 2014.
PCB chief calls emergency meeting to discuss ICC draft
The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Zaka Ashraf, has called an emergency meeting of the governing board on February 3 to discuss the watered down draft proposals put forward by India, Australia and England at the ICC meeting this week in Dubai.
January 30, 2014
Bangladesh keen to play India in next two years
The threat to their Test status in the proposed shake-up in world cricket having been averted, Bangladesh Cricket Board said that his country will play against India, England and Australia in the next two years.
Unmukt Chand, Rishi Dhawan among uncapped players for IPL auction
India's up and coming players, including Unmukt Chand and Rishi Dhawan, are expected to feature in the IPL auction for the first time as they figure in a 651-man list of uncapped players that will go under the hammer on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore.
Hughes replaces injured Marsh in Australia squad
Australia replaced injured batsman Shaun Marsh with Phillip Hughes on Thursday while clearing fit-again paceman Jackson Bird to join the team in South Africa for the three-Test series starting on February 12.
Satish, Rahul dominate as Karnataka take control of Ranji final
Ganesh Satish slammed an unbeaten 117 and shared 216 runs with opener Lokesh Rahul (94 batting) as Karnataka took control of their Ranji Trophy summit clash against Maharashtra on the second day in Hyderabad.
Hughes replaces injured Marsh in Australia squad
Australia replaced injured batsman Shaun Marsh with Phillip Hughes on Thursday while clearing fit-again paceman Jackson Bird to join the team in South Africa for the three-Test series starting on February 12.
Scotland, UAE book 2015 Cricket World Cup berth
Scotland and the United Arab Emirates secured the final two positions in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 after victories on the last day of the Super Six stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier New Zealand 2014 (CWCQ), in Christchurch, on Thursday.
Sri Lanka crush Bangladesh with a day to spare
Sri Lanka crushed a hapless Bangladesh by an innings and 248 runs, with more than a day to spare, to win the first Test and go 1-0 up in the two-match series on Thursday.
Umpire Kathy Cross is first female in ICC Panel
New Zealand's Kathy Cross became the first woman to be inducted in an ICC umpires' panel when she was named as an Associate and Affiliate International official following the annual review and selection process.
New Zealand bring in Matt Henry as cover for Southee, Anderson
New Zealand have pencilled in pacer Matt Henry into their ODI squad ahead of the fifth and final One-dayer against India to cover for Tim Southee and Corey Anderson, both of whom are carrying niggles.
January 29, 2014
Sehwag back among runs as T20 match ends in tie
India discard Virender Sehwag scored a breezy 48 off just 20 balls as CAG (Comptroller &Auditor General of India) were involved in a tie with Mumbai Customs, in a concluding Group C league match of the Rs 12 lakh tenth All India Dr D.Y. Patil T20 Cup, organised by the D.Y Patil Sports Academy, under the auspices of the Mumbai Cricket Association, at the D Y Patil Stadium, in Nerul, Mumbai, on Wednesday.
Cameron White stars as Australia beat England in first T20
England lost the opening Twenty20 international against Australia in Hobart on Wednesday after narrowly failing to chase down a massive 214-run target.
Sri Lanka in command after Jayawardene's double ton
- Mahela Jayawardene struck his seventh double hundred and Kithuruwan Vithanage reached his maiden century as Sri Lanka toyed with Bangladesh's toothless attack before declaring their first innings on a mammoth 730 for six in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Ranji final: Bawne, Khurana lift Maharashtra with fighting fifties
Half-centuries from Ankit Bawne and Chirag Khurana frustrated Karnataka and helped Maharashtra finish the opening day on a respectable 272 for five in the Ranji Trophy final in Hyderabad.
McLaren or Parnell who will fill Kallis void against Australia
All-rounders Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell were named in South Africa's 15-man squad on Wednesday for the three-match Test series against Australia starting on February 12.
PCB, CSA deny being part of 'unanimous support' to ICC revamp
Cricket South Africa, one of the first to oppose the proposed revamp of the ICC's administrative structure, also denied the governing body's claim that there was "unanimous support" for "key principles" of the plan, which would cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England.
Ross Taylor reveals how the Kiwis perplexed Indian bowlers
Revealing New Zealand's strategy that has outwitted Indian bowlers in the ongoing ODI series, batsman Ross Taylor said the Kiwis have focussed on denying wickets to the visiting side's spinners to wear out the rest of their attack.
New Zealand confident the ICC revamp will give them financial boost
Satisfied with the deal being offered to it -- in the proposal to radically alter ICC's power equations in favour of India, England and Australia -- New Zealand Cricket has defended the BCCI's role in the revamp plan.
January 28, 2014
Clarke opts out of IPL auction
Australia captain Michael Clarke has pulled himself out of Indian Premier League auction scheduled next month to take rest in view of important national assignments.
ICC revamp, BCCI's demand for more revenue gets 'unanimous support'
The first day of the International Cricket Council's Board meetings concluded in Dubai on Tuesday with unanimous support for a set of principles relating to its future structure, governance and financial models.
Kohli can break Tendulkar's record: Chauhan
Former India Test cricketer Chetan Chauhan feels Virat Kohli has the ability to break batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's record in both Tests and ODIs.
Kaushal Silva hits maiden Test ton as Lanka swell lead vs Bangladesh
Opener Kaushal Silva lived a charmed life on his way to a maiden Test century as Sri Lanka put Bangladesh to the sword with a big first-innings total in the opening Test in Dhaka on Tuesday. At the close of play on the second day, Sri Lanka were 375 for five, a lead of 143 runs.
India experience will help in reviving Delhi's fortunes: Kirsten
The Daredevils might have ended last in IPL VI but former India coach Gary Kirsten feels it is an opportunity for the beleaguered side to do well this season and said his experience with Team India will help him in his new role as head coach of the Delhi Franchise.
Taylor-cut ton helps Kiwis thrash India and seal ODI series
New Zealand rode on a superb unbeaten hundred from Ross Taylor to thrash India by seven wickets in the fourth One-Day International and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, in Hamilton, on Tuesday. The defeat also handed the tourists their second straight series defeat overseas, following the 2-0 loss to South Africa last month.
Faulkner ruled out of T20 series vs England, to miss SA tour
Australia all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 series against England due to a knee injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday.
January 27, 2014
Former NZ captain Crowe slams controversial ICC revamp plan
Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe joined the chorus calling for the withdrawal of the controversial proposal to revamp the ICC piloted by India, England and Australia, despite his country's Board's support to the plan.
New Zealand Test openers pull out of practice game against India
The two players decided to pull out in favour of playing for their provinces in the Plunket Shield, New Zealand's domestic first class championships.
Atherton criticises BCCI, ECB and CA move to take control of ICC
Former England captain Michael Atherton gives some credence, if reluctantly, to the view that England and Australia feel they have no choice but to grant India power in a way that will encourage them to run the world game responsibly - and even suggests India has now been affected with the arrogance of old colonialism.
Maharashtra will have to be aggressive in Ranji final, says Darekar
Left-arm spinner Akshay Darekar is confident that he and his teammates would rise to the occasion, against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy final.
Sri Lanka well-placed after seamers dismiss Bangladesh cheaply
Sri Lanka's seamers shared eight wickets to vindicate captain Angelo Mathews's decision to bowl after winning the toss as Bangladesh were shot out for 232 on the opening day of the first Test in Dhaka on Monday. In reply, the tourists were 60 for no loss when stumps were drawn, with Dimuth Karunaratne unbeaten on 28 and Kaushal Silva on 30.
Surprised BCCI seemed to know the result before anyone else: Modi
Former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi expressed happiness after the BCCI conceded his victory in the Rajasthan Cricket Association presidential election but lamented the further delay in the official announcement of the result.
BCCI concedes defeat to Modi; Supreme Court defers RCA election results
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday told the Supreme Court that former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi is a clear winner of the Rajasthan Cricket Association elections, but requested it to refrain from making the results official till March 4.
January 26, 2014
Cook to sit out of England's ODI tour of West Indies
Captain Alastair Cook will sit out of England's limited-overs tour of West Indies as the team prepare for the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh in March.
Corey Anderson to become highest paid Kiwi player in IPL?
Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull has said that all-rounder Corey Anderson could very easily become the highest paid cricketer in the country when the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction begins.
India back to No. 2 in ODI ranking
India once again slipped to number two position in the latest ICC rankings and now need to win the final two one-dayers against New Zealand to reclaim the top spot from the current table-toppers Australia, who acquired the position after beating England 4-1 in five-game series.
Australia edge England in low-scoring thriller
England wilted under pressure as Australia edged home by five runs in a low-scoring thriller in Adelaide on Sunday to win the five-match series 4-1.
Guptill dropped from NZ Test squad
New Zealand named an unchanged squad that beat West Indies 2-0 in December for the two-match Test series against India starting February 6.
January 25, 2014
Auckland ODI: Jadeja stars in a thrilling tie; India stay afloat
Ravindra Jadeja very nearly pulled off a sensational victory with some lusty hits but could not take India home in the last over as the third one-dayer against New Zealand ended in a nail-biting tie to keep the visitors afloat in the five-match series in Auckland on Saturday.
'India, England decision to play Pakistan at neutral venues a trap'
The cricket community in Pakistan has reacted cautiously to reports that the Indian and English Boards were willing to play Pakistan at neutral venues with some asking the PCB not to fall in the "trap".
January 24, 2014
Zol to be released to play Ranji final for Maharashtra
India under-19 skipper Vijay Zol would be released from the ongoing national juniors team's World Cup preparatory camp in Bangalore to play in the Ranji Trophy final for Maharashtra from January 29, BCCI sources said.
India regain No 1 ODI ranking after Australia lose to England
India regained the No 1 ranking in One-Day Internationals after Australia lost the fourth ODI in their ongoing series against England by 57 runs on Friday.
BCCI exploring possibility of playing Pak at neutral venue
The BCCI is exploring the possibility of playing a cricket series against traditional rivals Pakistan at a neutral venue like Dubai or Sharjah in the near future.
Raina injures elbow in nets ahead of 3rd ODI
Indian batsman Suresh Raina was rendered a doubtful starter for the must-win third One-dayer against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday after injuring his elbow during a practice session.
Stokes's all-round show ends England's losing streak in Australia
An fine all-round display by Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler's late assault with the bat ended England's long losing streak against Australia as the visitors won the fourth One-Day International by 57 runs in Perth.
Cook desperate to stay on as England captain
Alastair Cook has said he is desperate to stay on as England captain after hinting he may quit earlier in the week.
January 23, 2014
ICC revamp a recognition of India's revenue generation, says BCCI
BCCI said the plan, which would leave executive decision-making in the hands of India, Australia and England, is a "recognition" of the country's revenue generation capacity.
BCCI backs ICC revamp plan
Set to benefit immensely from the structural overhaul of the ICC, the BCCI today unanimously backed the plan which would cede executive decision-making in world cricket to India, Australia and England.
Warne to coach Australia spinners ahead of T20 World Cup
Shane Warne will work with the Australia squad as a specialist spin bowling coach in the lead-up to the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh in March, the country's cricket board said on Thursday.
January 22, 2014
India lose No 1 ODI ranking after back-to-back defeats to New Zealand
India lost the No 1 ODI ranking after a 15-run defeat in a rain-truncated second One-Day International against New Zealand, in Hamilton, on Wednesday. The victory gave the Kiwis a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
Karnataka in Ranji final after Day 5 wash-out
Karnataka sealed a berth in the final the Ranji Trophy after the fifth and last day of their semi-final against Punjab was washed out, in Mohali, on Wednesday. They entered the final by the virtue of the first innings lead, and will take on Maharashtra at Hyderabad from January 29.
FICA urges other cricket boards to reject new ICC proposal
The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) urged Test playing nations on Wednesday to reject the controversial proposals that would effectively place Australia, England and India in charge of the world game.
January 21, 2014
'Probe Kochi IPL franchise case again'
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi's lawyer Mehmood Abdi said that his client stands vindicated on the controversy surrounding the erstwhile Kochi franchise following outbursts by Shahshi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar who died recently.
Sehwag wants to play for Delhi Daredevils again
Struggling batsman Virender Sehwag, who has not been retained by his IPL franchisee, is hoping that Delhi Daredevils will get him back in the side when the players' auction take places next month.
'ICC's structural changes a serious challenge to Sri Lanka Cricket'
Sri Lanka Cricket is set to oppose the proposed changes in the International Cricket Council's administrative structure which seeks to place India, Australia and England in a position of power over the rest of the members.
Nair, Verma take Karnataka on the threshold of Ranji final
Karnataka have almost sealed their spot in the final of the Ranji Trophy after only 36.1 overs of play was possible against Punjab in the penultimate day of their semi-final match during which they consolidated their lead to 177 runs.
Tendulkar donates 10 lakh to children's hospital for ventilator
Former India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has donated Rs 10 lakh towards a ventilator for the Bai Jerabai Wadia Hospital for Children in Mumbai.
New Zealand to play aggressive cricket against India
New Zealand pacer Mitchell McClenaghan said his team will look to play aggressive cricket in the ongoing ODI series against India to send a message to the other powerful nations.
ICC overhaul: Cricket South Africa opposes 'flawed' power structure plan
Cricket South Africa has opposed the structural overhaul of the ICC which will cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England, calling for an immediate withdrawal of the "fundamentally flawed" proposal.
Adam Milne ruled out of ODI series against India
New Zealand were dealt a setback in the ongoing ODI series against India after pace sensation Adam Milne was ruled out owing to a torn abdominal muscle.
January 20, 2014
Australia drop Bailey; include Doolan, Marsh for South Africa trip
Australia dropped batsman George Bailey from the squad for their three-Test tour of South Africa on Monday and brought uncapped Alex Doolan and Shaun Marsh into the 15-man party. Bailey made his debut in the first Test of the recently-concluded Ashes series, but scored only 183 runs at an average of 26 as an unchanged Australia romped to a 5-0 sweep of England.
Milne doubtful for rest of ODI series against India
New Zealand pacer Adam Milne has been rendered doubtful for the rest of the ODI series against India after he sustained a side strain during the first ODI of the five-match rubber in Napier.
ICC Test rankings: Team India maintains number two spot
India continued to hold its number two spot behind South Africa in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Monday.
BCCI meeting to approve bid for larger share from ICC revenue
Another issue that might just come up for discussion is proposing BCCI president N Srinivasan's name as the first chairman of the ICC.
Sharjah Test: Azhar, Misbah steer Pakistan to dramatic win over Lanka
Azhar Ali's hit a belligerent century on the final day as Pakistan pulled off a dramatic five-wicket victory in the final Test against Sri Lanka to level the three-match series 1-1 on Monday.
Karun Nair's hundred gives Karnataka lead over Punjab in Ranji semi-final
Young Karun Nair completed a hat-trick of first-class centuries in his debut season as Karnataka seized control of their Ranji Trophy semi-final against hosts Punjab, taking an 81-run first innings lead on the third day, in Mohali, on Monday. In reply to Punjab's first innings total of 270, the visitors ended the third day's play on 351 for 5, with Nair unbeaten on a career best score of 107 in company of comeback man Amit Verma, who struck an unbeaten 65.
Maharashtra crush Bengal to storm into Ranji Trophy final
Wriddhiman Saha's century went in vain as Maharashtra crushed Bengal by a convincing margin of 10 wickets to storm into the final of the Ranji Trophy, in Indore.
Sachin Tendulkar to wear the mentor's hat
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will mentor 11 emerging players, including Parveez Rasool and Unmukt Chand, as part of an initiative by sports apparel company. ICC restructuring: NZC backs change despite players' opposition
New Zealand Cricket has backed the proposed changes in the ICC's administrative structure, which would leave major decision-making in the hands of India, Australia and England, despite facing severe criticism from the country's players' association.
Pakistan to oppose changes in ICC's governance model
Miffed with the changes being proposed in the ICC's administrative structure, the Pakistan Cricket Board said it will oppose any overhaul that will cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England.
January 19, 2014
Pakistan strike early but Sri Lanka extend lead to 220
Sri Lanka lost early wickets in their second innings but extended their lead to 220 runs over Pakistan in the third and final Test in Sharjah to boost their chances of a series victory.
Jayawardene joins 11,000 Test club
Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene joined the 11,000 Test runs club during the fourth day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah.
Sultana four-for guides India to victory
A fine bowling performance by India Women, led by left-arm spinner Gouher Sultana's four-wicket haul, helped the team post a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka Women in the first ODI of the three-match series in Visakapatnam.
Ranji: Vinay's five-for sinks Punjab
Hosts Punjab frittered away the advantage of solid opening stand as they were all out for 270 as Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar ran through the middle-order with a five-wicket haul in the Ranji Trophy semi-final in Mohali.
Captain Cook mulls quitting after another England defeat
Alastair Cook is considering his future as England's One-day International captain after his side lost the limited overs series against Australia with Sunday's seven-wicket thrashing in Sydney.
Ranji Trophy: Atitkar brilliant 168 piles on misery on Bengal
Middle-order batsman Sangram Atitkar hammered a listless Bengal attack into submission with a brilliant 168 as Maharashtra took a mammoth first innings lead to set sights on an innings victory by stumps on the second day of Ranji Trophy semi-final in Indore.
IPL Probe Commission meets Ganguly, Dalmiya
The Indian Premier League Probe Commission led by Retd Justice Mukul Mudgal met former India captain Sourav Ganguly and former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata on Friday.
Australia beat England in third ODI to claim series
David Warner and Shaun Marsh smashed fifties to complement their bowlers' efforts as Australia crushed England by seven wickets in the third one-day international in Sydney on Sunday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
Kohli hits century but India lose to New Zealand in first ODI
Virat Kohli hit a splendid century but Mitchell McClenaghan claimed four wickets to lift New Zealand to a thrilling 24-run victory against India in the first One-Day International in Napier.
Super 'keeper Dhoni scripts new records, goes past Azharuddin
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper and the fourth overall to effect 300 dismissals in One Day Internationals when he caught Ross Taylor, off the bowling of Mohammed Shami, in the opening ODI against New Zealand in Napier on Sunday.
January 18, 2014
Shehzad hits maiden Test ton but Pakistan's hopes fade
Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad struck his maiden Test hundred but Pakistan's hopes of a series-equalling victory looked distant on the third day of the third and final Test on Saturday.
Ranji Trophy: Fallah rips apart Bengal to put Maharashtra in control
Left-arm seamer Samad Fallah exposed the poor technique of Bengal's batsmen with some incisive swing bowling to put Maharashtra in the driver's seat on the first day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final in Indore on Saturday.
Ranji Trophy: Rain mars Day 1 of Punjab-Karnataka semi-final
The opening day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final between Punjab and Karnataka was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain in Mohali on Saturday.
January 17, 2014
Perera, Mathews anchor Sri Lanka to big total
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and debutant Dilruwan Perera narrowly missed centuries but guided Sri Lanka to a solid first innings total on the second day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Friday.
Harbhajan, 34-year-old Bhatia among World T20 probables
Delhi all-rounder Rajat Bhatia is a surprise inclusion in the 30-man shortlist, for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20, to be held in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6. It includes young Kerala wicketkeeper Sanju Samson, former India Under-19 captain Unmukt Chand, Railways leg-spinner Karan Sharma and Harbhajan Singh.
How does Team India measure up in New Zealand
As Team India's tour of New Zealand commences with the first one-dayer in Napier on Sunday, presents a statistical dossier on contests between the two teams.
India vs New Zealand, statistically speaking
Team India has two members - MS Dhoni and Ishant Sharma - of that victorious 2009 side returning to New Zealand for the One-Day International series, which commences on Sunday. The hosts, however, are almost a completely overhauled unit. The teams may not appear equal on paper but the home advantage is something than should benefit New Zealand. presents a statistical lowdown of the teams ahead of tour opener in Napier.
Faulkner's late heroics power Australia to one-wkt win over England
James Faulkner scored an unbeaten 69 as Australia scored a thrilling one-wicket victory over England in the second one-day international in Brisbane on Friday.
Craig Simmons scores fastest BBL ton... off 39 balls!
Little-known batsman Craig Simmons scored the fastest century in Big Bash League history to inspire the Perth Scorchers to a thrilling five-run victory over the Adelaide Strikers in Thursday night's Twenty20 match at the WACA. The 31-year-old opening batsman hammered eight fours and eight sixes on the way to a 39-ball hundred, which easily eclipsed the previous record of 44 balls, by Luke Wright of Melbourne Stars in 2012.
Kiwi coach Hesson keen to 'welcome' India with pace and bounce
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has told his fast bowlers to welcome the Indian batsmen with aggression when they clash in the five-match ODI series, starting in Napier on Sunday.
Pietersen, Cook clashed on eve of fifth Ashes Test in Sydney
England's star batsman Kevin Pietersen clashed with his skipper Alastair Cook on the eve of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney. 'Comeback kid' Pat Cummins hopes to hit 150kmph pace again
Australian pacer Pat Cummins, who has been plagued by foot and back injuries, hopes he might only need one or two more games to regain his trademark speed.
Asia Cup: Pakistan to play Bangladesh in tournament opener
Defending Asia Cup champions Pakistan will reportedly play against hosts Bangladesh in the opening match of the tournament on February 25, according to the schedule unveiled by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) at Dhaka.
January 16, 2014
Ajmal strikes late to check Sri Lanka in final Test
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal picked up two wickets in the last session to restrict Sri Lanka to 220 for 5 at stumps on the first day of the third and final Test in Sharjah on Thursday.
Captaincy saves underperformer Cook from getting the axe
Alastair Cook, who has scored just 246 runs in 10 innings during the Ashes, and was dismissed for four as England were beaten by Australia in the first of five one-day internationals, has been able to retain his place in the squad just because of captaincy.
Aussie IPL stars still waiting for outstanding payments from Pune
Australian players who were part of the Pune Warriors squad in the Indian Premier League have received only 65 per cent of the total amount due to them by the now defunct franchise.
Kevin Pietersen named in England's 'provisional' World Cup squad
Kevin Pietersen's test future may be in doubt but the mercurial batsman was hailed as a "million pound asset" when named in England's provisional 30-member squad for this year's Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh on Wednesday.
Who'll be the most valuable Australia player at the IPL auction?
Australia's pace sensation Mitchell Johnson will reportedly compete with teammate David Warner as the country's most valuable Twenty20 player at next month's Indian Premier League player auction following a successful return to the elite ranks of international cricket.
Shane Watson to miss three one-dayers against England
Australia's Shane Watson will miss the next three one-day internationals against England after the all-rounder, already rested for the second match in Brisbane, was ruled out of the subsequent contests in Sydney and Perth.
January 15, 2014
Tendulkar considered playing in Australia's Big Bash League?
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was reportedly approached by the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder to feature in this year's edition of the Twenty20 tournament, but eventually the deal could not be reached.
Highly criticised Misbah rues not leading Pakistan in home Test
Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq continues to rue the fact that he hasn't been able to captain his side in a Test in Pakistan.
Ronchi, Taylor steer Kiwis past Windies in second T20
New Zealand beat the West Indies by four wickets in the second Twenty20
Ashraf says he's vindicated after being reinstated as PCB chief
Pakistan cricket fell fall into further chaos on Wednesday after a two-member divisional bench of the Islamabad high court restored Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
New Zealand pick pace-heavy squad for India ODI series
New Zealand named a virtually unchanged squad for the upcoming ODI series against India, with the selectors keeping faith in players who drew the recent five-match home assignment against the West Indies.
Flower, Pietersen crucial to England's success: Lee
Australian pace legend Brett Lee has reportedly backed England coach Andy Flower and batsman Kevin Pietersen, saying both are crucial for the nation's success.
England bowler Finn sent home to work on technique
England paceman Steven Finn will miss the remainder of the limited overs series in Australia and return home to work on the technical aspect of his game, his country's cricket board said on Wednesday.
Pietersen features in England's provisional T20 World Cup squad
Kevin Pietersen's Test future may be in doubt but the mercurial batsman was named in England's provisional 30-member squad for this year's Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh on Wednesday.
January 14, 2014
Mitch Johnson finally shaves off 'filthy moustache' for charity
Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson has reportedly got his popular handlebar moustache shaved off by wife Jessica.
World Test Championship shelved? Champions Trophy to be revived
The future of the World Test Championship to be held in in England in 2017 is in doubt and the tournament is expected to be shelved off quietly by the end of the month.
Will Moin Khan become Pakistan's interim coach?
The acting Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has informed the members of the interim management committee (IMC) that a new coach would only be appointed on a short-term basis after the conclusion of the series against Sri Lanka in the UAE.
January 13, 2014
'IPL's retention policy orchestrated by Srini for his own agenda'
Banned former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi again took to micro-blogging site twitter to attack BCCI president N Srinivasan accusing him of "orchestrating the retention policy" to suit his side Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming seventh edition of Indian Premier League.
Pietersen criticised for 'letting ego come before England's needs'
Former England captain David Gower has joined the list of critics who believe that controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen had allowed his ego to come before the needs of the team in England's 5-0 Ashes hammering by Australia.
Zol to lead India's charge in ICC U-19 World Cup
India will defend its Under-19 World Cup title in the captainship of Vijay Zol, who recently led India to junior Asia Cup victory, as the talented batsman has been named skipper of the 15-man squad.
'We've got bowlers who can make most out of the new ball'
Describing New Zealand as a force to reckon with on home turf, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his team will not be taking the Black Caps lightly in the upcoming ODI series, starting January 19.
Team India touch down in New Zealand for ODI series
The Indian cricket team arrived in Napier on Monday for the five-match ODI series against New Zealand, starting January 19.
Kiwis rule out Vettori for ODI series against India
Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori will not be considered for the upcoming series against India owing to a back injury which has flared up in recent days.
January 12, 2014
Melbourne ODI: Finch's majestic ton secures Australia win
Aaron Finch struck his second 50-over hundred as Australia maintained their dominance over England with a six-wicket victory in the first one-day international on Sunday.
Dubai Test: Sri Lanka win to go 1-0 up against Pakistan
Openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva struck patient half-centuries to help Sri Lanka secure a comprehensive nine-wicket victory against Pakistan in the second Test and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series on Sunday.
Ranji Trophy: Bengal enter semis; Shukla docked full match fees
A spirited Bengal downed bitter foes Railways by 48 runs in their controversy-filled match at the Eden Gardens on Sunday to set up a Ranji Trophy semifinal clash against Maharashtra.
NZ tour preview: Sachin-less India still dominant in world cricket
The India squad to play New Zealand in a five-ODI, two-Test tour is as dominant a force in world cricket as at any stage when retired batting great Sachin Tendulkar donned the pads.
Kiwi pacer Adam Milne joins 'elite fast bowler' club
New Zealand pace bowler Adam Milne has joined the elite 150 kmh club of firebrand fast bowlers after sending the speed radar soaring to a whopping 153.3 kmh with one delivery in the Twenty20 against West Indies at Eden Park.
Team India leaves for New Zealand on a month-long tour
The Indian squad led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni departed for New Zealand from Mumbai on Sunday for a five-match ODI series followed by a best-of-two Test rubber against the hosts.
January 11, 2014
Misbah misses ton as Pakistan tail frustrates Sri Lanka
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq fell just short of his sixth Test century but his team clung on to their slim hopes of salvaging the second Test against Sri Lanka after a stirring rearguard action in Dubai on Saturday.
Rasool takes positives despite J&K loss to Punjab
Their fairy tale run in the Ranji Trophy came to an end with a crushing quarter-final loss but Jammu and Kashmir captain Parveez Rasool said his team is not disheartened and will emerge stronger next season.
Ranji Trophy: Railways on the front foot in the chase
Railways captain Murali Kartik took the attack back to the opposition camp with a timely half-century as the visitors need another 154 runs with seven wickets in hand as their Ranji Trophy quarter-final against hosts Bengal hangs in balance at the end of the fourth day.
Cook drops no hints about Pietersen's future
England captain Alastair Cook declined on Saturday to offer any assurances to mercurial batsman Kevin Pietersen about his Test future.
Shreyas stars as K'taka set up semi-final date with Punjab
Riding on right arm leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal's five-wicket haul, Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh by 92 runs to enter into the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Saturday.
New Zealand beat Windies by 81 runs in first T20
New Zealand won the first Twenty20 international match against West Indies by 81 runs at EdenPark on Saturday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series.
Jadhav shines as Maharashtra stun Mumbai to enter Ranji semis
Kedar Jadhav's sizzling century and a cracking innings of 91 from young Vijay Zol helped Maharashtra stun defending champions Mumbai by eight wickets, to storm into the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy, in Mumbai on Saturday.
Ranji Trophy: Five-star VRV ends J&K's dream run, puts Punjab in semis
Seamer VRV Singh returned with a five-wicket haul and helped Punjab book a semi-final spot beating Jammu and Kashmir by 100 on the fourth day of their last-eight stage match of their Ranji Trophy tie in Vadodara on Saturday.
January 10, 2014
Ranji Trophy: Bengal allege ball tampering, Kartik warned
Veteran spinner and Railways captain Murali Kartik was embroiled in a controversy once again after he was warned by the umpires for some "issues" with the ball in an acrimonious day three of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against Bengal.
Three uncapped players among 24 retained for 2014 IPL season
Twenty-four players, including 14 Indians (of which three are uncapped) and ten overseas, were retained as the retention window for the 2014 Pepsi IPL season closed at 1700 hours on Friday.
Younis, Misbah steady Pakistan but Sri Lanka in control
Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq steadied the Pakistan second innings with an unbroken 113-run stand after their team appeared to be heading for a heavy defeat by losing three quick wickets in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Dubai on Friday.
Ranji Trophy: Murtaza leads UP's fight back against Karnataka
Uttar Pradesh came back strongly to keep their hopes alive for an interesting finish as they needed another 278 runs with nine wickets in hand to register an outright victory over Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final at Chinnaswamy stadium.
Daredevils decide against retention of players; KKR keep Gambhir, Narine
Kings XI Punjab throw up major surprise by retaining Punjab's 20-year-old batsman Manan Vohra, along with South Africa's David Miller.
Maharashtra in the hunt after skittling Mumbai for 129
Maharashtra needs 224 runs to make it to the semi-finals after Anupam Sanklecha leads a fightback, claiming four Mumbai wickets for 57 runs. reports
Bangladesh says extra security for Pakistan in Asia Cup
Bangladesh promised enhanced security for the Pakistan cricket team during next month's Asia Cup, after political unrest in Dhaka endangered their participation in the regional event.
Mumbai Indians retain Rohit, Malinga, Pollard, Harbhajan and Rayudu
The franchise is expected to bid for Australia's pace sensation Mitchell Johnson in the auction on February 12 using the 'joker card', which will give them the first right of refusal.
Ranji Trophy: Shukla leads Bengal's recovery
Skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla's valiant unbeaten half-century helped Bengal stage a remarkable fight-back against Railways in their controversy-marred Ranji Trophy quarter-final at the Eden Gardens.
Ranji Trophy: Rasool five-for leaves the match in balance
Jammu and Kashmir skipper Parveez Rasool continued his brilliant all-round performance with a five-wicket haul as their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match seemed headed for an exciting finish with Punjab leaving them with a target of 324 for a historic victory in Vadodara.
Royals retain five, including Watson, Rahane, Faulkner
As expected, Rajasthan Royals retained the services of Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, James Faulkner, Stuart Binny and Sanju Samson ahead of the 2014 auction for the Indian Premier League's seventh season.
Hafeez skips Big Bash for Tests, PCB refuses to compensate
The Pakistan Cricket Board has refused to provide any compensation to national Twenty20 captain Muhammad Hafeez, who had to miss the Big Bash tournament in Australia because of the national team's Test commitments.
De Villiers set to face Australia despite hand surgery
South Africa wicketkeeper AB de Villiers will undergo hand surgery on Friday, but is expected to be fit for the upcoming series against Australia, a Cricket South Africa spokesman said on Thursday.
Super Kings retain five players, including Dhoni, Raina, Bravo
Chennai Super Kings went on expected lines as they retained their top five players including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League.
January 09, 2014
Fitness concerns, selection dilemmas could hamper SA's chances
Fitness clouds and selection dilemmas could hamper South Africa's chances ahead of next month's series against Australia.
Flower slams reports of 'ultimatum' to Pietersen as 'inaccurate'
England coach Andy Flower has dismissed reports that he had issued an ultimatum to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over misfiring star batsman Kevin Pietersen as 'totally inaccurate'.
Stepping into Kallis's shoes? Boucher bats for Ryan McLaren
Former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher wants Ryan McLaren to replace Jacques Kallis as an allrounder in the South African Test team.
Ashes hero Johnson rested for Melbourne ODI vs England
Mitchell Johnson will be rested for the opening One-Day International against England to freshen up for the rest of the series, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Thursday.
Pietersen accuses scribe of reporting 'complete and utter lies'
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reportedly slammed reports that team director and head coach Andy Flower was so fed up with the enigmatic batsman's attitude that he had issued a 'KP or him' ultimatum to selectors.
India bested, SA look for elusive series win over Australia
Having scored their first series win over India in more than a decade South African Test captain Graeme Smith has said that they would not enter the upcoming series against Australia 'undercooked' and will be better prepared than their last two series.
Jayawardene hundred puts Sri Lanka on top in Dubai
Mahela Jayawardene, batting with three stitches in his left hand, ignored the pain to complete his 32nd Test hundred and put Sri Lanka firmly in the driving seat in the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday.
Ranji Trophy: Mithun, Vinay put Karnataka on top
Seamers Abhimanyu Mithun and R Vinay Kumar wreaked havoc as Karnataka reduced Uttar Pradesh to 221 for nine, giving themselves a good chance to grab first innings lead, on the second day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final match in Bangalore.
Ranji Trophy: Punjab take lead despite Rasool's ton
Skipper Perveez Rasool led from the front with a scintillating century as Jammu and Kashmir fought back gallantly to leave their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against strong contenders Punjab evenly poised in Vadodara.
Ranji Trophy: Rawat's unbeaten ton puts Railways on front foot
Railways' experienced campaigner Mahesh Rawat proved to be the thorn in the flesh for Bengal as he stood tall with an unbeaten century to lead the visiting team's recovery on day two of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Kolkata on Thursday.
Shardul Thakur's pace too hot for Maharashtra
The right-arm medium pacer caused Maharashtra's batsmen a lot of problems with his extra bounce on a green Wankhede wicket, taking four wickets for 62 runs as Maharashtra struggled to 219 for 7 in 57 overs in their first innings, at stumps on the second day, in reply to Mumbai's 402 all out.
IPL 7: Mumbai, Chennai ready to retain key players
The eight IPL franchises will submit their 'Player Retention Lists' on Friday, January 10. A look at the players likely to be retained.
January 08, 2014
Bengal crumble after solid Sudip-Easwaran partnership
Youngsters Sudip Chatterjee and Abhimanyu Easwaran showed maturity beyond years in a brilliant 163-run partnership before another familiar middle-order collapse saw Bengal end Day 1 in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Railways on 274 for 8 in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Why New Zealand-bound ODI players should have played Ranji QF
Batting great Sunil Gavaskar says the presence of the ODI players, named for the upcoming series of New Zealand, in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals would have enhanced the standard of India's premier domestic competition.
Ranji Trophy: Harbhajan rescues Punjab with a vital 92
Punjab captain Harbhajan Singh made a superb return to competitive cricket as he smashed 92 off only 80 balls to rescue his team from a precarious position against an impressive Jammu and Kashmir bowling attack on the first day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals.
Spectator pouches catch, takes home lucrative prize in NZ-WI match
Spectator Michael Morton earned NZ$100,000 for grabbing a spectacular catch during the fifth One-Day International between West Indies and New Zealand on Wednesday.
Asia Cup: PCB has reservations about playing in Bangladesh
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it clear their team will participate in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh only after getting a clearance from their government due to security concerns in the violence-hit neigbouring country.
Ranji Trophy: Uthappa, Nair tons put Karnataka in control
Robin Uthappa roared back into form with a century, while Karun Nair also cracked a brilliant hundred as the two overcame early jitters to help Karnataka reach 297 for five against Uttar Pradesh on the opening day of their quarter-final Ranji Trophy match.
Pacy Sri Lanka send Pakistan crashing for 165 in second Test
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was vindicated for surprisingly deciding to field after winning the toss when his fast bowlers skittled Pakistan for 165 in the first innings of the second Test in Dubai on Wednesday. Sri Lanka then lost opener Dimuth Karunaratne (32) before reaching 57 for 1 when bad light brought an end to the day's play.
Ranji Trophy: Yadav's century lifts Mumbai after shaky start
Surya Kumar Yadav scored his first century in two years, while Vinit Indulkar hit a half-century in his comeback match, to rally Mumbai after a shaky start against Maharashtra, in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Mumbai, on Wednesday. Yadav played a sparkling innings of 120, which included 18 fours in 139 deliveries, while Indulkar's was a patient 82, as Mumbai finished the opening day on 306 for 7 in 84 overs.
Hamilton ODI: West Indies thrash New Zealand to square series
West Indies thrashed New Zealand by 203 runs in the fifth and final one-day international at Seddon Park, Hamilton on Wednesday to draw the series 2-2.
Steyn still recovering but expected to be fit for Aus series
Fast bowler Dale Steyn will undergo rehabilitation on a fractured rib but will be fit for the home series against Australia which begins next month, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Tuesday.
January 07, 2014
After Asia Cup triumph, Zol eyes Under-19 World Cup
Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol, who led India to the Asia Cup crown last week, says his under-19 squad will not rest on its laurels and also try and win next month's Junior World Cup in the UAE, starting February 14.
Zaheer back for Mumbai in Ranji QF vs Maharashtra
After an impressive comeback on India's tour of South Africa, pacer Zaheer Khan is hoping to inspire Mumbai in the crucial Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Maharashtra, starting Wednesday.
January 06, 2014
Supreme Court defers RCA election results till Jan 17
The fate of former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, who contested the Rajasthan Cricket Association polls, is likely to be known on January 17 after the Supreme Court said it would open the sealed enveloped containing the results on that day.
January 05, 2014
Test rankings: Ashes triumph sees Australia jump to third place
A resurgent Australia leapfrogged to third spot in the latest ICC Test rankings after whitewashing England 5-0 in the Ashes series on Sunday.
Australia win at SCG to sweep Ashes series 5-0
A rampant Australia sealed a 5-0 Ashes series sweep by skittling England out for 166 to claim a 281-run victory with more than two days to spare in the fifth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.
January 04, 2014
Hafeez, Shehzad score fifties as first Test ends in draw
Pakistan batsmen Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad scored fluent half centuries as the first Test against Sri Lanka ended in a tame draw on the fifth day in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Zol, Samson hit tons as India beat Pakistan to lift U-19 Asia Cup
India skipper Vijay Zol (100) and Sanju Samson (100) scored contrasting centuries as India colts posted a comprehensive 40-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan to clinch the Under-19 Asia Cup title in Sharjah.
New Zealand beat Windies in rain-hit 4th ODI
New Zealand won a rain-affected fourth One-day International by 58 runs on Saturday to take a 2-1 lead over the West Indies in their five-match series.
Asia Cup to go ahead in Bangladesh; Afghanistan added
The security concerns triggered by political unrest in Bangladesh notwithstanding, the country will remain the host of the Asia Cup next month, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced on Saturday.
Sydney Test: Dominant Australia on course for series sweep
A dominant Australia looked firmly on course for a 5-0 Ashes series sweep when they reached 140 for four, a lead of 311, at close of play after skittling England for 155 on the second day of the fifth Test on Saturday.
IPL: Gambhir, Narine set to be retained by KKR
Gautam Gambhir will lead Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming Indian Premier League as the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned franchise has decided to retain the left-handed opener along with West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine.
January 03, 2014
Pakistan toil as Mathews ton gives Sri Lanka solid lead
Angelo Mathews made amends for missing a century in the first innings with a gritty unbeaten 116 in the second as Sri Lanka racked up a solid lead in the opening Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Injured Pakistan 'keeper Adnan Akmal out of SL Tests
Pakistan wicket-keeper Adnan Akmal has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka with a finger injury, the country's cricket board said on Friday.
Lehmann's New Year resolution: To make Aussies win away from home
Australian head coach Darren Lehmann has said that his New Year's resolution for 2014 is to make Australia a winning team away from home again.
Sydney Test: Stokes grabs six but Australia take Day One honours
Steve Smith scored a sparkling century and put on 128 for the sixth wicket with Brad Haddin to rescue Australia and push the hosts to 326 all out shortly before close of play on the first day of the fifth Ashes Test against England on Friday.
Australia's job not yet finished despite turnaround in Ashes
Australian business magnate Don Argus, who penned the landmark review of Australian cricket in 2011, has warned the team and its selectors that they must not be fooled into thinking the job is done despite the Ashes hosts revival.
Hamstring injury cuts short Boyd Rankin's Test debut
England's Boyd Rankin had a forgettable Test debut with a hamstring injury forcing him from the field twice in the final Ashes Test against Australia in Sydney on Friday.
'South African curators were too kind to India in the Test series'
England legend and commentator Geoffrey Boycott has slammed South African curators for being 'too kind' to India in the recent Test series, saying that had be been the captain of the African side, he would have 'strangled' the groundsmen.
Dale Steyn to continue use of 'secret bowling weapon'
South African pace bowler Dale Steyn has revealed that he would be continuing to use his 'secret weapon' of variation in his delivery stride and bowling action in the upcoming series against Australia.
'Kallis is the greatest cricketer that has ever lived'
Former South African bowler Pat Symcox has hailed retired South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, saying that Kallis is the 'greatest cricketer that has ever lived'.
January 02, 2014
Bhatti and Junaid bowl Pakistan into strong position
Debutant fast bowler Bilawal Bhatti dismissed experienced duo Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in consecutive deliveries as Pakistan strengthened their hold on the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Pakistan yet to commit to T20 World Cup in Bangladesh
Pakistan are still to commit to the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh in March and will consult their government about sending a team due to the continuing political unrest in the host nation.
India colts beat SL to set up title date against Pakistan
Shrugging off their disappointing loss against Pakistan in the last game, India U-19 boys held their nerves as they eked out a three-wicket win against Sri Lanka with five balls to spare as they set up summit clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup in Dubai.
Sehwag should bat as opener only, says Chauhan
Virender Sehwag's ploy to bat in the middle order played a big part in his dismal run for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy season, according to District Cricket Association's chairman of selectors Chetan Chauhan.
BCCI moves Supreme Court against Modi's participation in RCA polls
The BCCI challenged the Rajasthan Sports Act 2005 allowing the former Indian Premier League commissioner to contest the RCA presidential elections on December 19 despite being banned for life by the Board.
Ranji QFs: Mumbai vs Maharashtra; Bengal vs Railways
Mumbai will clash with Group C toppers Maharashtra at the Wankhede stadium, in Mumbai, while Bengal, who beat formidable Tamil Nadu in their last group match, will meet Railways at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals from January 8 to 12.
ORS targeting accuracy, time saving in cricket: Taufel
Simon Taufel, five-time umpire of the year, said a new trialled system will help attain more accuracy and save time on referred decisions during international cricket matches.
Rasool stars as J&K make Ranji Trophy history
Parvez Rasool led from the front with a superb all-round show as Jammu and Kashmir created history by entering the quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy for the first time after drawing their Group C match against Tripura, in Agartala.
Undisciplined Malinga likely to face axe from Bangladesh tour
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is likely to drop pacer Lasith Malinga from the national squad to tour Bangladesh as a means of sending a strong signal to the star bowler over his indifferent attitude towards training and poor performance.
Ranji Trophy: Mumbai storm into quarters, Karnataka crush Delhi
The most successful team in the history of Ranji Trophy, Mumbai, did it again! With splendid performance by their players, Mumbai managed to secure quarter-finals berth.
England have Panesar worry, no return for Prior
England have concerns over the fitness of spinner Monty Panesar but wicketkeeper Matt Prior will not return to the team for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia, captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday.
January 01, 2014
Younis, Misbah hundreds put Pakistan in control
Experienced Pakistan batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq both scored centuries to put their team firmly in control of the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Pakistan's Afridi hails new ODI century record holder
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi hailed New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson, who broke his long-standing record for the fastest one-day century - but admitted he had never heard of him before
Ranji Trophy: Delhi out of the race as Sehwag, Gauti flop again
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country.
Ranji Trophy: Wankhede, Eden Gardens to host quarter-finals
The Cricket Board has decided on the venues of the four Ranji Trophy quarterfinal games irrespective of who, from among the contestants, advance to the knockout stage of the tournament from the league phase that on Thursday.
New Zealand's Corey Anderson scores fastest international century
New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson scored the quickest century ever in international cricket on Wednesday, taking just 36 balls against West Indies, to break the record long held by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi.
December 31, 2013
Pakistan's Junaid, Bhatti restrict Sri Lanka to 204
Pakistan fast bowlers Junaid Khan and Bilawal Bhatti scythed through Sri Lanka's batting during an exciting afternoon session to restrict their opponents to 204 on the first day of the opening Test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Binny celebrates India call up as Karnataka take lead over Delhi
Stuart Binny celebrated his maiden call-up into the Indian team with a scintillating 88 as table toppers Karnataka asserted their supremacy with a solid performance, scoring 226 for 5 at stumps on the second day of their final Ranji Trophy match against hosts Delhi, who are almost out of the race for a quarter-final berth.
Australia set to maintain winning combination in Sydney
Opening batsman Chris Rogers wants an unchanged Australian team for the fifth and final Ashes Test as a reward for the eleven players who beat England in the first four matches to emphatically wrest back the urn.
Ishwar Pandey in Test and ODI squads for NZ tour; Yuvraj dropped
Rookie seamer Ishwar Pandey was named in India's Test and ODI squads for the tour of New Zealand. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead the team on the tour, which starts with the first One-Day International in Napier on January 19, 2014.
Retired life isn't so bad, Tendulkar tweets
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to just-retired South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, calling him a "true champion" who always played the game in the right spirit.
Pattinson returns to Australia side after back injury
Injured fast bowler James Pattinson has returned to the Australia set-up when he was named on Tuesday for the One-day series against England in January.
December 30, 2013
Ranji Trophy: Sehwag fails again as Delhi struggle against Karnataka
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country
Bedi, Azad blast proxy system after losing DDCA polls
Former India cricketers Bishan Singh Bedi and Kirti Azad slammed the proxy voting system in the Delhi and District Cricket Association polls, saying it proved to be a major factor in their defeat.
Bansal panel trounces Bedi faction in DDCA elections
Sneh Prakash Bansal and his panel, as expected, cruised to a landslide victory over former India skipper Bishan Singh Bedi and his team in the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association polls on Tuesday. Bansal defeated the spin wizard in the contest for the DDCA president's post by a whopping 70 percent margin.
Squad for New Zealand tour to be named on Tuesday
The Indian squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand comprising five One-Day Internationals and two Tests will be picked on Tuesday, in Mumbai.
Winning farewell for Kallis as SA crush India in 2nd Test to win series
Captain Graeme Smith scored the winning runs as South Africa knocked off a modest 58-run target to beat India by 10 wickets in the second Test at Kingsmead in Durban and win the two-match series 1-0.
Flower backs Cook, to discuss coaching future in Sydney
England team director Andy Flower has backed Alastair Cook's captaincy and will have talks with his new boss in Sydney this week about his own future in the wake of the tourists' fourth straight loss in the Ashes series.
Doolan named as cover for Australia's fifth Ashes Test
Tasmanian batsman Alex Doolan could be in line for a test debut pending the fitness of all-rounder Shane Watson after being named in Australia's 14-man squad for the fifth and final Ashes Test in Sydney.
December 29, 2013
Feroze Shah Kotla curator accuses Gambhir of interference
Delhi team management's lack of communication with the establishment again came into the fore on Sunday when Feroze Shah Kotla curator Venkat Sundaram accused skipper Gautam Gambhir of "interfering into his job" ahead of their Ranji Trophy final group league encounter against Karnataka on Monday.
Kallis farewell ton hands South Africa victory chance
Jacques Kallis marked the end of his Test career with an emotive farewell century on Sunday to give South Africa a chance of victory over India going into the last day of their brief two-match series.
Relieved Clarke lauds bowlers, Rogers after toss anxiety
Australia captain Michael Clarke was left to thank his bowlers and centurion Chris Rogers for the hosts' escape in the fourth Ashes Test on Sunday, having risked his team's winning streak by opting to bowl first after winning the toss.
Rogers scores sparkling ton as Australia take 4-0 Ashes lead
Australia completed a dominant eight-wicket victory in the fourth Ashes Test before tea on day four, swatting away a toothless England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday to take a 4-0 lead in the five-Test series.
December 28, 2013
Kallis gets guard of honour in his final Test
Retiring South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis was given a guard of honour by the Indian players as he walked out to bat in the second and final Test at Kingsmead in Durban.
Kohli retains number sixth position in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli retained his second position to be the highest-placed Indian batsman, while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan also maintained their respective sixth and 10th spots in the laTest ICC ODI rankings issued in Dubai.
India colts thrash UAE by 189 runs in U-19 Asia Cup
Left-handed opener Akhil Herwadkar scored a century as almost all the Indian batsmen scored runs in their crushing 189 run win over hosts United Arab Emirates in the opening game of the U-19 Asia Cup in Sharjah.
Srinivasan should not decide on Modi: Abdi
Rajasthan Cricket Association representative Mehmood Abdi feels Board Of Control For Cricket In India president N Srinivasan should not decide on any matter relating to Lalit Modi's possible return to administration through the RCA because of his "old enmity" with the banned former IPL commissioner.
Kallis nears century with Durban Test in the balance
Jacques Kallis inched closer to scoring a century in his final Test after guiding South Africa to 299 for five before rain and bad light brought a premature end to the third day of the second Test against India on Saturday.
BCCI to 'intervene' in Supreme Court case on Modi issue
Faced with the tricky issue of how to deal with the possible re-entry of banned former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi into Rajasthan Cricket Association, the BCCI has decided to become a party in the Supreme Court case challenging the RCA polls and get its position clarified.
Stats: Vijay makes mark at Durban
Statistical highlights on the second day of the second and final cricket Test between India and South Africa in Durban.
Ashes: Australia eye victory after England crumble at MCG
Australia moved within 201 runs of victory in the fourth Ashes Test with all 10 wickets in hand after routing England's second innings for 179 to wrest back the momentum on a roller-coaster fourth day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.
Cook breaks Tendulkar's record as he attains milestone at MCG
England captain Alastair Cook became the youngest cricketer to reach 8,000 Test runs as the tourists moved serenely to 54 without loss at lunch after dismissing Australia for 204 early on the third day of the fourth Ashes Test on Saturday.
December 27, 2013
Steyn destroys India, SA in control after good start on Day 2
Dale Steyn claimed six for 100 to bowl out India for 334 in their first innings. In reply, South Africa got off to a positive start, scoring 82 for no loss, at stumps on the rain-hit second day in Durban, on Friday.
Bedi vows to fight DDCA's 'shameful activities'
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi is well aware that it is a near-impossible task for him to beat Sneh Bansal in the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association's presidential elections on December 30, but he is not ready to go down without a fight against the "shameful activities" of the current regime.
T20 World Cup: Philander in South Africa's preliminary squad
South Africa have included the world's number one test bowler Vernon Philander in their preliminary 30-man squad for the World Twenty20 tournament to be played in Bangladesh in March and April next year.
MCG Test: Bowlers put England in command against Australia
A resurgent England attack tore through Australia's batting lineup with six wickets in the final session to leave the hosts reeling at 164 for nine at the close of the second day of the fourth Ashes Test on Friday.
Fanie de Villiers in trouble after objectionable remarks on TV
Former Proteas paceman Fanie de Villiers has landed himself in hot waters after making remarks which were deemed offensive by Portuguese community in the country, while commentating on television during the first Test between India and South Africa in Johannesburg.
December 26, 2013
Fanie de Villiers in trouble after objectionable remarks on TV
Former Proteas paceman Fanie de Villiers has landed himself in hot waters after making remarks which were deemed offensive by Portuguese community in the country, while commentating on television during the first cricket Test between India and South Africa in Johannesburg.
'Kallis is one of the best all-rounders in the world'
Cricket legends around the world have paid their tributes to the retiring South African great Jacques Kallis, with former Pakistani coach and fast bowler Waqar Younis and Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews leading the pack.
Hafeez returns to Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka Tests
In-form Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez returned to Pakistan's 15-member squad for the Test series against Sri Lanka, starting in the United Arab Emirates, next week. Hafeez scored three centuries in four One-Day Internationals in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka.
Never dreamt I would be honoured by BCCI: Nadkarni
Former Test all-rounder R G (Bapu) Nadkarni is pleasantly surprised by the Cricket Board's decision to honour him with two other former India stalwarts at its 7th annual awards function in Mumbai on January 11.
SA pacers toil as Pujara, Vijay put India in command
An unbroken second-wicket century stand between Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara put India in command on a curtailed opening day in the second Test against South Africa in Durban, on Thursday. Bad light forced play to be called off early, with India sitting pretty on 181 for 1 in 61 overs after electing to bat first.
Sammy powers Windies to win over Kiwis in first ODI
The West Indies tasted success for the first time on their New Zealand tour on Thursday when they scraped home by two wickets in the first One-Day International in Auckland. After dismissing New Zealand for a modest 156 in 42.1 overs, the West Indies made hard work the target for the loss of eight wickets in 27.3 overs.
Hafeez, Ajmal help Pak seal ODI series against Sri Lanka
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the fourth One-Day International on Wednesday in the UAE to clinch the ODI series, which is their seventh One-day series win in the year.
Asia Cup tournament to move out of Bangladesh?
Organisers of cricket's Asia Cup will hold talks next month to decide whether to move February's tournament out of violence-plagued Bangladesh, a top official said on Thursday.
Fourth Test: Johnson's late wickets thrill record crowd at MCG
Mitchell Johnson electrified a world record Test crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with a searing new ball spell to capture two late wickets and leave England a rocky 226 for six at the close of the opening day of the fourth Test on Thursday.
Ashes: Record crowd for Boxing Day Test at MCG
Australia's Boxing Day Test has drawn a world record Test crowd of 90,831 to the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the opening day of the fourth Ashes contest between Australia and England on Thursday.
December 25, 2013
Ranji Trophy: Karnataka thrash Mumbai to enter knockout stage
Round Up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country
Kallis to retire after Durban Test against India
South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis will retire from Test and first-class cricket after the Boxing Day Test against India in Durban, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday.
December 24, 2013
I didn't criticise Pietersen or any England players, says Swann
Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann, who made a shock decision to quit all forms of cricket on Sunday, denied his criticism of arrogant international players was aimed at his team mates.
Durban pitch a big worry for South Africa, says Smith
South Africa captain Graeme Smith said his team will step on the field for the Boxing Day Test match against India with an aim to set right its poor record in Durban, having lost their last four games at the venue.
BCCI calls emergency meeting to discuss Modi's re-entry in RCA
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday called an Emergent Working Committee meeting on Saturday in Chennai to discuss the possible implications of banned former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi's re-entry into Rajasthan Cricket Association.
Ranji round-up: Jiwanjot, Mandeep lead Punjab's comeback vs Delhi
Jiwanjot Singh's brilliant century and captain Mandeep Singh's fluent half-century helped Punjab stage a great comeback to gain the upperhand against Delhi, on the third day of the Ranji Trophy Group A match in New Delhi, on Tuesday.
I felt like a clown but I'm still in form, says Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen felt like a "clown" after getting out in the first innings of the second Test but maintained he has been in prime form during England's heavy defeats in the opening three Ashes matches.
IPL franchises can retain five players; salary cap at 60 crore
The Indian Premier League franchises have been given the option of retaining five players, while the salary cap for the entire squad has been fixed at Rs 60 crore for the 2014 season, the IPL governing council announced on Tuesday. The 2014 IPL auction will be held on February 12, with the option of extending it to the next day, if necessary. The venue for the same is yet to be decided upon.
Wrist injury forces Samuels to return home from New Zealand
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels will need surgery on a chronic right wrist injury and has been ruled out of their limited overs series in New Zealand, the country's cricket board said on Tuesday.
December 23, 2013
Jiwanjot's ton rallies Punjab; Sehwag fails again
A summary of the second day's play in the Ranji Trophy matches being played at different venues over the country.
Sri Lanka recall Jayawardene, Herath for Pakistan Tests
Experienced batsman Mahela Jayawardene and left-arm spinner Rangana Herath will return for Sri Lanka's three-Test series against Pakistan in UAE after skipping the ongoing one-day conTests due to personal reasons.
Cricketers go into depression after retirement: study
A survey of former professional cricketers in Australia has found that a quarter experienced depression or feelings of helplessness after leaving the sport, according to reports.
Pakistan opener Ahmed fined for Dilshan shove
Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been fined half of his match fee for pushing Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan in the shoulder during their 113-run victory in the third One-day International on Sunday.
Wanderers Test: Faf du Plessis master of 4th innings chases
Faf du Plessis seems to be a master of fourth innings chases. On his Test debut he batted for seven hours 46 minutes against Australia at Adelaide in 2012-13, saving South Africa from certain defeat.
South Africa recall fast bowler Kyle Abbott for Durban Test
South Africa have recalled fast bowler Kyle Abbott for the second Test against India in his home town of Durban starting on Boxing Day (December 26).
England add Scott Borthwick and James Tredwell to Ashes squad
Leg-spinner Scott Borthwick and off-spinner James Tredwell have been added to the England Test squad for the remainder of the Ashes series following Graeme Swann's surprise retirement, the country's cricket board said on Monday.
December 22, 2013
Jaitley pulls out of DDCA elections; it's Bedi vs Bansal
Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president Arun Jaitley has decided against contesting the upcoming state association elections scheduled on December 30 paving way for his confidant Sneh Bansal to take on legendary Bishan Singh Bedi in a prestigious fight.
Ranji round-up: Yuvi gets a duck as Delhi dismiss Punjab for 74
A summary of the Ranji matches played across India on Sunday.
India-SA first Test match ends in a thrilling draw
Set a stiff target of 458 for victory, the hosts rode on centuries from Faf du Plessis (134) and AB de Villiers (103) but failed to pull off a sensational victory, falling short by a narrow margin of eight runs.
Lehmann wants Australia to pile woe on wounded England
Australia coach Daren Lehmann has called on his top order to hammer home the Ashes pain for a dispirited and depleted England in the fourth Test starting on Thursday as they chase a 5-0 whitewash.
NZ beat Windies for first series win over top nation since 2006
Kane Williamson completed his second half-century of the match to take New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory in the third and final Test against West Indies and seal the series 2-0 after lunch on the fourth day on Sunday in Hamilton.
December 21, 2013
No truth in 'rumours' of Smith resigning as captain
Cricket South Africa and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula both on Saturday dismissed widespread social media comments that Graeme Smith had threatened to resign if he was not made the Proteas captain for the ongoing Test series against India.
Two late wickets dent SA as India push for victory in first Test
Openers Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen weathered a difficult 45 minutes to take South Africa to tea at 38 without loss chasing an unlikely victory target of 458 on the fourth day of the first Test against India at the Wanderers on Saturday.
Sri Lanka hold nerve to beat Pakistan, level series
Sri Lanka's late order batsmen held their nerve to beat Pakistan by two wickets and level the series in a match in which fortunes swung from one side to another in Dubai.
I need more runs, says Australia opener Rogers
Australia have wrapped up the Ashes two Tests early, but opening batsman Chris Rogers still feels on shaky ground ahead of the fourth Test in Melbourne without a century to his name in the series.
New Zealand on course for victory after Windies collapse
New Zealand openers Peter Fulton and Hamish Rutherford safely negotiated their way to the close of play on the third day of the third Test against West Indies on Saturday after their bowlers had set up a likely victory with a destructive display.
Morkel's injury was a huge loss: Philander
South African pacer Vernon Philander feels losing pacer Morne Morkel to injury has compounded matters for his team in the opening Test against India.
December 20, 2013
Morkel suffers Grade-I ligament tear, may miss second Test
South Africa were dealt a severe blow on Friday as Morne Morkel, their premier fast bowler, was ruled out of the ongoing first Test against India after suffering a Grade I ligament tear on his ankle on Day 3.
Sri Lanka Cricket name Englishman Farbrace as coach
Englishman Paul Farbrace will succeed Graham Ford as Sri Lanka's head coach from the start of next year, the country's cricket board said on Friday.
Philander becomes fastest South African to take 100 Test wickets
Paceman Vernon Philander became the fastest South African to take 100 Test wickets on Friday but India can claim the ascendancy at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Wanderers.
Pujara's unbeaten hundred hoists India
Cheteshwar Pujara scored a sparkling unbeaten 135 as India took a stranglehold over South Africa in the first Test in Johannesburg on Friday. The top-order displayed remarkable application on Day 3, as the tourists, after dismissing the hosts for 244 in the first innings, swelled their overall lead to 320.
Pak cricketer dies on pitch after getting hit on chest
All sports activities in the city of Sukkur in Pakistan's Sindh province have been suspended for three days after a promising young cricketer, Zulfiqar Bhatti died here after being hit on the chest by a rising ball.
Pakistan mulls Asia Cup, WT20 pull-out in Bangladesh
Pakistan's cricket authorities are maintaining a diplomatic stance on the national team's participation in the forthcoming Asia Cup and World T20 in Bangladesh early next year, but chances of a pull-out loom large.
Moin Khan set to become Pak's interim coach
Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan is likely to take over as the head coach of the national cricket team for a short period after Australian Dav Whatmore's contract ends in February next year.
Narine proving handful as NZ build in Hamilton
Off-spinner Sunil Narine was already indicating he would be a factor later in the game as he put New Zealand's batsmen under immense pressure on the second day of the third Test on Friday before the hosts finished on 156 for three at the close of play.
December 19, 2013
Srini, Meiyappan appear before Mudgal Committee
Board of Control for Cricket in India N Srinivasan and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan appeared before the Justice Mudgal Committee in connection with the probe into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, in Chennai.
Modi faction confident of thumping victory in RCA elections
The Lalit Modi faction remains confident of a thumping victory in the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections which were in Jaipur on Thursday but they will have to wait till January 6 for the results.
Philander's all-round show rescues South Africa on Day 2
Vernon Philander's brilliant all-round show played a major role in South Africa's recovery against India on the second day of the first Test.
Hafeez ton guides Pakistan to 11-run win over SL
Pakistan survived a late order scare from Sri Lanka to pull off an exciting 11-run win in the first one-day international, to go 1-0 up in the five-match series in Sharjah.
Pujara slips to 7th in ICC Test rankings
India's Cheteshwar Pujara slipped a rung to seventh in the batting list but R Ashwin remained steady at fifth in the bowling chart of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Thursday.
Big partnership revives Windies after collapse
Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin rebuilt West Indies' first innings with a 200-run partnership to guide their side to 289 for six at the close of play on the first day of the third and final Test against New Zealand on Thursday.
Ryder recalled to New Zealand One-day side after long absence
Aggressive batsman Jesse Ryder has returned to the New Zealand side after a doping suspension and an absence of nearly two years when he was included on Thursday in the limited overs squad for matches against West Indies later this month.
December 18, 2013
Lalit Modi all set to win RCA President's post
In a major embarrassment for BCCI, former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi is set to reclaim the post of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) President when he takes on Rampal Sharma in the state body polls on Thursday under the watchful eyes of Supreme Court-appointed observer Justice N M Kasliwal.
Kohli ton keeps South Africa at bay
A career-best 119 from Virat Kohli lifted India to a respectable 255 for five at the close on an even opening day of the first Test against South Africa at the Wanderers on Wednesday.
Lalit Modi allowed to contest RCA elections
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi received a shot in the arm on Wednesday after a Supreme Court-appointed observer cleared his nomination to contest for the post of president in Thursday's Rajasthan Cricket Association elections in Jaipur.
Don't 'drink and tweet' says contrite Harris
Australia captain Michael Clarke pledged to celebrate first and worry about white-washing England later after winning back the Ashes on Tuesday, and his team did their skipper proud at a party at a Perth casino hosted by Shane Warne.
Taylor's wicket key for Windies in final NZ Test: Gibson
West Indies must capture the wicket of key batsman Ross Taylor early if they are to prevent New Zealand from clinching the Test series when the third and final match begins at SeddonPark in Hamilton on Thursday, according to coach Ottis Gibson.
Flower faces tough choices to help England bloom again
England's cataclysmic Ashes loss with two Tests to spare has sparked the usual calls for heads to roll in all departments, but confusion reigns as to whether Andy Flower will man the guillotine or put himself beneath the blade.
India's youngsters should seek Gavaskar's advice like I did: Crowe
Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe urged the younger generation of Indian batsmen to pick Sunil Gavaskar's brain on how to play fast bowling in adverse conditions, something he did more than three decades back and reaped its benefits.
Playing in SA is different than playing for an IPL team: Bedi
Former skipper Bishan Singh Bedi slammed the curtailing of India's tour of South Africa, saying the players should have got more practice matches to prepare and acclimatise to the conditions.
Anderson passed fit, NZ take same side into decider
New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson was confirmed in his team's playing side for their series-deciding third and final Test against West Indies in Hamilton starting on Thursday.
December 17, 2013
Ranji round-up: Karnataka crush Punjab, Odisha draw against Mumbai
Natraj Behera scored his second century of the match as Odisha rallied to earn a draw after being forced to follow on against Mumbai, on the fourth and final day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match, in Mumbai.
Make changes or lose series 5-0, McGrath warns England
England must make changes for the final two Tests or risk a 5-0 Ashes humiliation, former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath said as his country regained the urn on Tuesday.
Warner mulls US baseball trial?
Explosive Australian opener David Warner is mulling a baseball trial in the United States where successful hitters can earn millions of dollars a year, a report said on Tuesday.
Australia reclaim Ashes with 150-run win at WACA
Australia reclaimed the Ashes by dismissing England's last five batsmen after lunch on Tuesday for a 150-run victory in the third Test to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
December 16, 2013
Bedi to contest against Jaitley in DDCA elections
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi announced his candidature against Arun Jaitley for the post of the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president in the upcoming association elections scheduled for December 30.
Ranji Trophy: Mumbai in drivers' seat against Odisha
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country.
Lalit Modi files nomination for RCA polls, BCCI threatens suspension
Despite being banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi defiantly filed his nomination for the December 19 Rajasthan Cricket Association elections on Monday, prompting a livid BCCI to threaten suspension of RCA for letting him back.
England battling to save Perth Test and keep series alive
A dominant Australia were five wickets away from reclaiming the Ashes after hammering England with the bat and reducing them to 251 for five with the ball at the end of the fourth day of the third test at the WACA on Monday.
WI spinner Shillingford suspended from bowling in international cricket
Meanwhile, the independent biomechanical analysis of Marlon Samuels' bowling action concluded that his standard off-break delivery was legal but his quicker deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees' level of tolerance and thus, were considered to be "illegal."
Australia's Bailey shares a record with Brian Lara. Check it out!
Australia batsman George Bailey equalled Brian Lara's Test record for most runs off an over against England at the WACA in Perth on Monday.
No fracture in Broad's right foot; may return for 4th Test
Scans on England paceman Stuart Broad's injured right foot revealed no sign of a fracture and he could return to the bowling attack for the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday.
December 15, 2013
Ranji Trophy: Karnataka, Mumbai take upper hand on day two
Defending champions Mumbai and Karnataka took the upper hand in their Ranji Trophy matches on Sunday.
Ashes not welcome at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sports fans appear to have taken Melbourne Cricket Ground's (MCG) status as an Ashes venue quite literally last month by smuggling in the mortal remains of loved ones to scatter on its turf during an open day.
Indian-origin spinner Manjot Singh joins NSW Blues
Recently recruited New South Wales spin bowler Manjot Singh, a car salesman who was coached by Sydney Sixers wicketkeeper Daniel Smith, has described his representing the Blues as proof cricket was a game that embraced all.
Bowlers and Warner put Australia in charge
David Warner punished a depleted and dispirited England with a brilliant century to help drive Australia to 235 for three and a dominant lead of 369 after the third day of the third Ashes Test on Sunday.
Broad leaves WACA for scan on foot injury
England's Stuart Broad was taken to hospital for a scan on an injured foot during the third day of the third Ashes Test on Sunday in a further blow to the struggling tourists.
December 14, 2013
Ranji Roundup: Jaffer steadies Mumbai; Nehra rips apart Vidarbha
The reliable Wasim Jaffer led from the front and scored his 35th Ranji century to guide Mumbai to 242/2 on day one of their Ranji Trophy Group A clash against Odisha at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.
Delhi's Ranji match temporarily stopped
The cricket pitch at the Roshnara Club ground came under scanner on the first day of the Ranji Trophy match between hosts Delhi and Vidarbha as the match had to be stopped for 28 minutes in order to make the 22-yard strip playable after one batsman was hit on shoulders by a bouncer.
Embarrassed, lack of fight, Windies' Gibson gives it straight
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson pulled no punches in the dressing room after his team capitulated to New Zealand inside three days in the second Test at the Basin Reserve.
Australia wrest back control again in Perth
Australia wrested control of the third Test back from England for the second day in a row on Saturday, reducing the tourists to 180 for four at the close of play and taking another major step towards reclaiming the Ashes.
Sourav Ganguly offered BJP ticket, yet to decide
Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly has been offered a ticket to contest the general elections next year by the BJP but is undecided on whether to accept the offer.
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan, preserve No 1 ranking
Sri Lanka retained their status as the world's top Twenty20 team by beating Pakistan by 24 runs in a thrilling finish in the second game in Dubai on Friday.
McCullum unlikely to play wicketkeeper again
Captain Brendon McCullum is unlikely to pull on the wicketkeeping gloves again for New Zealand, coach Mike Hesson said on Saturday. The 32-year-old is battling a long-term back injury and has already given up the gruelling role in test matches, with BJ Watling taking the gloves in the longest form of the game.
December 13, 2013
CAG reveals irregular tax exemptions to cricket associations
The Income-tax Department has allowed irregular exemptions on TV rights from BCCI to four cricket associations resulting in non-levy of tax to the tune of Rs 37.23 crore, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said on Friday.
Australia regain control from England after Smith's ton
Australia's Steve Smith scored a brilliant century to help wrest control of the third Ashes Test back from a revitalised England on a sweltering opening day at the WACA on Friday. When stumps were drawn for the day, Australia were 326 for 6 after 87 overs.
India's practice match ahead of SA Tests washed out
India will go into next week's first Test against South Africa with no preparation time in the middle after their only warm-up fixture against an invitational South African XI in Benoni was abandoned on Friday without a ball being bowled.
Windies' Gayle, Pollard out of ODI series v New Zealand
West Indies opener Chris Gayle will miss the limited over series against New Zealand after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, the West Indies Cricket Board said on Friday.
I agonised over decision to make Windies follow-on: McCullum
Brendon McCullum had possibly the easiest day of his Test captaincy on Friday but still agonised over asking West Indies to follow-on in the wake of criticism of his decision to do so last week in the drawn first Test.
Lightning Boult leads NZ to big win against West Indies
Seamer Trent Boult delivered career-best figures of 10-80 as New Zealand thrashed West Indies by an innings and 73 runs inside three days to complete their first Test victory in more than a year on Friday.
Shami is only Indian in Top 8 of MVPI list; de Kock rules
Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji's Most Valuable Player Index after the South Africa ODIs presents a depressing view of the Indian players' showing in the first half of the ongoing tour
December 12, 2013
There will be no cheerleaders in IPL 7: Savant
There will be no cheerleaders in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the wake of spot-fixing scandal, which rocked the sixth edition of the cash-rich tournament, BCCI vice-president Ravi Savant said.
Cook's captaincy under threat following humiliating Ashes show
England's humiliation defeat in Ashes has raised questions about captain Alastair Cook's career in the UK press.
Harbhajan to return from injury vs Delhi on December 22
Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is recuperating well from his shoulder injury, which has kept him out of action from Punjab's last two Ranji Trophy encounters, and is expected to return to competitive cricket in another 10 days time.
Afridi steers Pakistan to T20 win over Sri Lanka
Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi earned Pakistan a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international at Dubai stadium on Wednesday.
Sreesanth weds Rajasthan's royal in Kerala
Tainted Indian cricketer S Sreesanth exchanged wedding vows with Bhuwneswari Kumari, hailing from a royal family in Rajasthan, at a simple ceremony at the famous Sri Krishna temple in Guruvayur, Kerala on Thursday.
No sentiment in team selection for third Test: Cook
There will be no room for sentiment when it comes to selecting the team for this week's potentially decisive third Ashes Test against Australia, England captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday.
Anderson takes two wickets as Windies battle
Marlon Samuels was 50 not out, while Narsingh Deonarine was on 11, chasing New Zealand's 441, at stumps after rain delayed the start of play by 75 minutes and then washed out the entire middle session.
Third ODI called off due to rain, SA win series 2-0
The third and final cricket One Day International between India and South Africa was abandoned after rains intervened at the innings break to leave the home side with a 2-0 series win in Centurion.
Waqar Younis inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame
Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame before the start of the first Twenty20 International between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai Sports City.
December 11, 2013
Warne challenges Cook to toughen up for Ashes
Former Australian international cricketer Shane Warne has reportedly challenged England captain Alastair Cook to toughen up else he might face an Ashes whitewash.
Jaffer to lead Mumbai in place of injured Nayar
Veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer will lead Mumbai in their four-day Ranji Trophy Group A match against Orissa, at the Wankhede stadium, from December 14, as Abhishek Nayar is injured.
Lyon likely to play in Perth scorcher: Lehmann
Spinner Nathan Lyon is likely to retain his place in the Australia side for the third Ashes Test despite the attractions of going with a four-pronged pace attack in Perth this week, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday.
Taylor scores ton to hold together NZ innings
Ross Taylor scored his 10th Test century and surpassed 4,000 career runs to anchor New Zealand's 307 for six at the close of play on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday.
December 10, 2013
Rohit rues lack of good partnerships in SA ODIs
Rohit Sharma says the South African conditions are not a problem for the Indian batsmen and the fault lay mainly in the lack of big partnerships, which he said resulted in the visitors already losing the three-match series after back-to-back defeats.
Ranji row: We didn't do anything; Railways did everything, says Bengal skipper
Laxmi Ratan Shukla absolves his team of wrongdoing in the ill-tempered Ranji Trophy match against Railways.
Lalit Modi set to fight Rajasthan CA elections
The high voltage elections of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) have been scheduled for December 19 even as uncertainty prevails over former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi's participations in the poll.
England rest Anderson, Pietersen and Swann for Oz ODI series
England have rested batsman Kevin Pietersen and bowling pair Graeme Swann and James Anderson from their limited-overs squads for the series in Australia starting next month.
'Unrest threatens hosting of T20 World Cup in Bangladesh'
A day after the West Indies Cricket Board cancelled its Under-19 team's tour of Bangladesh due to a low intensity bomb blast near the team hotel in Chittagong, BCB president Nazmul Hassan admitted that the organization of next year's ICC World T20 in the country is under threat.
Decision on legality of Shillingford, Samuels actions this week
The West Indies have appealed to the ICC not to rule on the legality of spinners Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels during the second Test against New Zealand, starting Wednesday. A decision on the bowlers' actions is due on the third day of the Test, but, AFP reports, West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said that would not be fair.
Umar Gul fails to impress selectors at the NCA
Pakistan pacer Umar Gul failed to impress the national selectors in his comeback bid.
Williamson back for under pressure NZ, says McCullum
Top order batsman Kane Williamson will return to New Zealand's lineup for the second Test against West Indies on Wednesday after coming through fitness tests on his broken thumb, captain Brendon McCullum said on Tuesday.
December 09, 2013
IPL spot-fixing: Court grants bail to accused
A Delhi court has granted bail to one of the accused, arrested for allegedly projecting some of the 'dummy players' as real cricketers of IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad in the spot-fixing scandal case.
Bengal refuse handshake with Railways after ill-tempered Ranji tie
In one of the most ill-tempered domestic matches in recent times, Bengal and Railway players set a poor example of on and off-field behaviour, with the two umpires hardly being able to control the proceedings during the last two days of their Ranji Trophy encounter.
Star India wins India cricket sponsorship; Sahara bid declared ineligible
Star India Pvt. Ltd. was awarded the team sponsorship rights of the Indian team on Monday for a period of three years after Sahara's bid was declared ineligible by the BCCI in Chennai.
Cairns hires same lawyers who helped him win against Lalit Modi
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns said on Monday he had engaged lawyers after being linked to a match-fixing probe, even though investigators had still not contacted him, according to reports.
No changes in South Africa squad for India Tests
South Africa have retained the same 15-man squad that saved the series with Pakistan in October for their two home Tests against India later this month.
Ranji Trophy: Mumbai settle for a draw with Jharkhand
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country.
Waqar, Gilchrist to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis and ex-Australia wicketkepeer Adam Gilchrist will be inducted into the ICC's Hall of Fame next week.
'Johnson reviving old days of '74 with 'fiery pace' in Ashes'
Mitchell Johnson's Ashes rampage has got the highest praise from former Australian cricketer Jeff Thomson who was reminded of the hurricane force that he and Dennis Lillee were in the 1974-75 series against England, according to reports.
West Indies withdraw juniors from Bangladesh after bomb blast
West Indies have withdrawn their under-19 cricket team from a tour of Bangladesh after a bomb went off near the hotel they were staying at in Chittagong.
Australia squad unchanged for Perth Test
Australia will take the same 12-man squad to Perth for the third Ashes Test this week after humbling England by 218 runs to win the second match in Adelaide on Monday.
Johnson, Stokes cleared by ICC after Ashes clash
Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson and England all-rounder Ben Stokes have been found not guilty of breaching the code of conduct despite clashing during the second Ashes Test, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.
Australia whip England in second Ashes Test by 218 runs
The emphatic win gave Australia a 2-0 lead in the five-Test series, a stunning turnaround from the northern Ashes series that England won 3-0 earlier this year.
December 08, 2013
India's practice match advanced due to Mandela's funeral
India's two-day practice match against South Africa Invitational XI has been advanced by a day since the date clashed with Nelson Mandela's funeral on December 15.
Durban ODI: De Kock, Amla help South Africa whip India by 134 runs
India put up yet another dismal batting display, on seam-friendly conditions, to suffer a humiliating 134-run defeat in the second one-dayer against South Africa in Durban on Sunday.
Kartik lands in controversy over Mankad-style run-out
Veteran India discard and Railways captain Murali Kartik found himself in the centre of a controversy when he 'Mankaded' Bengal batsman Sandipan Das leading to an ugly altercation with opposition coach Ashok Malhotra during a Ranji Trophy game in New Delhi on Sunday.
Ranji round-up: Jharkhand score first innings lead over Mumbai
A summary of the Ranji Trophy Group A and Group B matches played across India on Sunday.
Boycott slams England batsmen for 'dismal Ashes collapse'
England great Geoffrey Boycott has slammed his country's current crop of batsmen after yet another dismal collapse against Australia, according to reports.
India is intent on a global takeover of cricket: Kiwi media
The Kiwi media has said that a greedy India with regard to the menace of match-fixing is the real enemy of the sport of cricket and slumdog billionaires are ruining the show.
Australia push England to the wall in second Test
A disciplined Australia ended a rare display of defiance by England's middle order batsmen to push to the brink of victory in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide at the close of day four on Sunday.
December 07, 2013
Team India pays respect to late Nelson Mandela
Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli, on behalf of the entire team, paid tribute to the late former president Nelson Mandela on Saturday.
Smith released from ODI squad to focus on Tests
Opener and former captain Graeme Smith was released from the South African ODI squad, which is currently playing a three-match series against India, to "focus" on his preparations for the Test series, which starts from December 18.
Ranji Trophy: Bhatia's big ton takes Delhi to 442
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country.
Tuffey shocked by match fixing reports
Former New Zealand cricketer Daryl Tuffey is seeking legal advice after expressing shock at being linked to a probe into match fixing, according to reports.
Cannot afford to write off India, says Duminy
Proteas' batsman J P Duminy insisted that it would be a folly to write off the visitors in the remainder of the three-match series.
Johnson 'blowing us away' says defiant Bell
Unbeaten on 72 after another dismal batting display by England on Saturday, Ian Bell said Australia's Mitchell Johnson held no fear for him.
Johnson takes magnificent seven to scar England
Wrecking ball Mitchell Johnson laid further scars on England's battered psyche with a stunning seven-wicket haul that skittled the tourists for 172 and put Australia in complete control of the second Ashes Test after the third day on Saturday.
Rain ends NZ run chase in first Test against Windies
Rain forced the first Test between New Zealand and West Indies to be abandoned as a draw after tea on the fifth and final day at University Oval in Dunedin on Saturday.
December 06, 2013
India-SA ODIs as scheduled; named 'dedication to late Nelson Mandela'
Cricket South Africa did its bit to honour Nelson Mandela on Friday, naming the ongoing ODI series against India as 'dedication to late Nelson Mandela'.
Saurabh Tiwary rescues Jharkhand with career-best 175 vs Mumbai
A summary of the opening day's play in the Ranji Trophy matches, at various venues over the country.
Australia take control of second Ashes Test
A fired-up Mitchell Johnson dismissed England captain Alastair Cook cheaply in a hammer blow for the tourists after Australia declared for a mammoth first innings of 570 to be firmly in control after day two of the second Ashes Test on Friday.
ICC pays respect to 'inspirational' Nelson Mandela
The International Cricket Council joined the world in mourning the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, saying that the former South African President was a "towering symbol of resistance" who would inspire generations to come.
Bravo double ton thwarts NZ victory push
Darren Bravo provided stubborn resistance to New Zealand's bowlers bringing up his maiden Test double century to ensure West Indies made the hosts bat again and sent the first Test at University Oval in Dunedin into a fifth and final day.
De Kock's century propels SA to big win over India in first ODI
Young opener Quinton de Kock blasted his second ODI century as South Africa crushed India by 141 runs in the first One-Day International, in Johannesburg.
December 05, 2013
Chandila, Trivedi appear before Mudgal Committee
Rajasthan Royals players Ajit Chandila and Siddharth Trivedi, accused in the IPL 6 spot-fixing and betting scandal, appeared before the Justice Mudgal Probe Committee on Thursday.
New Zealand likely to visit India in 2014-15
India are likely to host New Zealand for a return series towards the end of next year, according to a BCCI official.
Honours even after a topsy-turvy opening day in Adelaide
A disciplined England attack shrugged off the challenge of a bland Adelaide Oval wicket to limit Australia to 273-5 and leave the second Ashes Test delicately poised after the opening day on Thursday.
Former NZ batsman Vincent confirms match-fixing probe
Batsman Lou Vincent has confirmed he is one of three former New Zealand players under investigation by the International Cricket Council for alleged match-fixing.
Nawaz demands inquiry into Pak defeats against Zimbabwe, SA
As the ugly face of match-fixing has re-surfaced, former Pakistan Test pacer Sarfraz Nawaz demanded an inquiry into the national team's recent defeats against minnows Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Windies battle but still facing defeat in New Zealand
Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo scored half centuries as West Indies battled to save the first Test against New Zealand but were still 228 runs from making the hosts bat again at the close of play on the third day in Dunedin on Thursday.
Cricket Australia apologise for Panesar Twitter gaffe
Cricket Australia apologised on Thursday after being criticised on social media for a clumsy joke involving England spinner Monty Panesar posted on Twitter during the opening day of the second Ashes Test.
Former New Zealand cricketers in match-fixing investigation
The International Cricket Council is investigating former New Zealand players over their involvement in alleged match-fixing, New Zealand Cricket said on Thursday.
December 04, 2013
Getting used to pace and bounce in SA biggest challenge: Dhoni
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says "getting used to the pace and bounce" in South African conditions will be the biggest challenge for his young team, which will play three ODIs and two Tests on the current tour.
Modi's lawyer Abdi to appear before Justice Mudgal panel
Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi's lawyer Mehmood Abdi has been asked by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee, probing match-fixing allegations in the cash-rich tournament, to appear before it in Delhi on Thursday morning.
Australia name Bollinger, Coulter-Nile as Perth cover
Australia have put fast bowlers Doug Bollinger and Nathan Coulter-Nile on standby for next week's third Ashes Test against England in Perth should any of the current pacemen break down during the second Test in Adelaide, starting on Thursday.
Zaheer, Pujara leave for South Africa
Senior India pace bowler Zaheer Khan and prolific batsman Cheteshwar Pujara left Mumbai by an early morning flight to South Africa along with three other players well ahead of the two-Test series against the hosts.
SA coach says India series 'would be good gauge of progress'
Proteas coach Russell Domingo has said that the three-match ODI series against No.1 ranked India will be a good gauge of the progress his squad has made in recent months, according to reports.
Taylor's double ton helps NZ to mammoth total
Ross Taylor's first Test double century helped New Zealand to 609 for nine declared before his bowlers reduced West Indies to 67 for two as the hosts took firm control on day two of the first Test in Dunedin on Wednesday.
Michael Clarke fit for second Ashes Test
Australia captain Michael Clarke has declared himself fit to play England in the second Ashes test in Adelaide after suffering an injury scare when he rolled his ankle on Monday.
December 03, 2013
Tendulkar to MCA: Why not have 15 players for school matches?
The batting icon has urged the MCA to should introduce the format, as it will give more players a chance and enable the selectors to have a larger pool to select from.
ICC hails new ODI rules as 'good success, overall'
The new ODI rules may have demoralised bowlers during the recent India-Australia seven-match series, which saw 300-plus scores being comfortably chased down by both teams. However, the ICC hailed the rule change on Tuesday, as "good success, overall".
BCCI says demand for larger profit share from ICC 'legitimate'
Board of Control for Cricket in India's secretary Sanjay Patel on Tuesday confirmed that the demand for a great share of the revenue earned by the International Cricket Council had been made by India.
Dhoni and Co in South Africa 'just to play cricket'
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that the Indian cricket team has distanced itself from the administrative issues between Cricket SA (CSA) and the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India.
McCullum, Taylor tons put NZ in charge against Windies
Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor capped a dominant day's play for New Zealand with centuries as the hosts reached 367 for three at the close of the first day of the first Test against West Indies at University Oval in Dunedin on Tuesday.
Afridi describes Yousuf, Akhtar as 'heckle and jeckle'
A war of words has broken out between three big names of Pakistan cricket with veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi describing former stars, Muhammad Yousuf and Shoaib Akhtar as 'heckle and jeckle'.
Australia captain Clarke skips training to rest ankle
Australia captain Michael Clarke skipped training to rest his injured ankle on Tuesday but Cricket Australia said he would be fit to face England in this week's second Ashes at the Adelaide Oval.
December 02, 2013
Vinod Kambli to be discharged from hospital on Tuesday
The condition of former India cricketer Vinod Kambli, who was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after suffering a heart attack last week, has improved and he will be discharged on Tuesday.
BCCI set to demand bigger share of profit from ICC
Seeking to capitalise on its financial clout, the BCCI is set to demand a greater share of the profit from the revenues generated by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
T20 exploits earn Tambe Mumbai Ranji Trophy call-up at 42
Leg spinner Pravin Tambe was on Monday surprisingly included in the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team to take on Jharkhand in the four-day Group A match starting at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on December 6.
Announcer hits back over claims of mocking Panesar
The ground announcer who was stood down for allegedly introducing England spinner Monty Panesar in a mock Indian accent, is seeking clarification from Cricket Australia (CA) over his removal after denying any slur was made.
Clarke in injury scare while training ahead of Adelaide Test
Australian captain Michael Clarke was reportedly involved in an injury scare during training for the second Ashes Test against England at Adelaide, although the fears later seemed unfounded with the captain batting in the nets.
Shikhar Dhawan is MVP of India-WI series
With a strike rate of 115, Shikhar Dhawan is the MVP from the India-West Indies series according to .
Bresnan called into England squad for Adelaide Test
Bowling all-rounder Tim Bresnan was called into the England squad for the Ashes series on Monday and will be available for the second Test against Australia in Adelaide this week.
Wadiyar succeeds Kumble as KSCA president
Srikantadatta Narasimharaaja Wadiyar has been elected President, while Brijesh Patel was voted back as Secretary in the Karnataka State Cricket Association in the polls held during its Annual General Meeting in Bangalore on Sunday.
Root or Bell to bat at three for England in Adelaide
Joe Root and Ian Bell are the two candidates to replace Jonathan Trott at No 3 in the England batting order for this week's second Ashes Test in Adelaide, batting coach Graham Gooch said on Monday.
December 01, 2013
Pakistan axe Malik, Razzaq for Sri Lanka series
Pakistan have included uncapped opener Sharjeel Khan in their squad for this month's Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, but senior players Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq were left out.
Bat me where you want, Root tells England
Joe Root is willing to bat anywhere in the order to help England claw their way back from a 1-0 deficit in the Ashes series against Australia, the youngster said on Sunday.
Chris Rogers under pressure to contribute in Adelaide
Australia batsman Chris Rogers is aware he does not have the luxury of too many failures at the top of the order and is hopeful of returning among runs in this week's second Test in Adelaide.
Ranji Trophy: Mumbai thrash Vidarbha; Karntaka record full points
Defending champions Mumbai needed just 22 minutes and 31 balls to wrap up a massive 338-run victory over minnows Vidarbha and log six points to shoot to the top of the Ranji Trophy Group A table at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
November 30, 2013
Centurion ODI: Philander, De Villiers ensure SA a consolation win
Swing bowler Vernon Philander sent a strong message to the South African one-day international selectors about his prowess in the 50-over game with a superb performance as the Proteas defeated Pakistan by four wickets in the final match of the series in Centurion on Saturday.
'Everyone knows how dedicated Sachin was to his country'
Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has said Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was the best player in world cricket and nobody
Ranji Trophy: Rahane warms up for SA tour with century
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country
McCullum to retire from international cricket?
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum may reportedly retire from international cricket if there is any relapse of his crippling back problem during or after the first Test against the West Indies in Dunedin, which is his home town.
Announcer stood down for mocking England players
Cricket Australia has stood down a ground announcer for mocking England players during their two-day tour match against a Chairman's XI in Alice Springs, local media reported on Saturday.
Piyush Chawla gets married to long-time friend
Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla has tied the knot with his long-time friend Anubhuti Chauhan in a grand ceremony Moradabad.
BCCI to send Test specialists early to South Africa
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is keen to send Test specialists, including seasoned fast bowler Zaheer Khan, to South Africa earlier than scheduled for acclimatisation if logistics work out in its favour.
November 29, 2013
After Jaffer, Tare hits hundred to hoist Mumbai
A summary of the day's play in the Ranji Trophy matches.
Stop praising Tendulkar, Taliban tell Pak media
The Pakistani Taliban has reportedly issued a challenge to the country's media to stop the praise of retired Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and instead get behind Pakistani captain Misbah-ul Haq, whom they branded as ''sub-standard'' and a ''low-level player''.
Former India batsman Kambli suffers heart attack, admitted to hospital
Former Indian batsman Vinod Kambli has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after suffering a heart attack.
Ponting credits IPL for Mitchell Johnson's Ashes resurgence
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said that Mitchell Johnson's blistering start to the Ashes summer had its foundations in the Indian Premier League back in April.
Should Pakistan players be allowed to play in IPL next year?
The Pakistan Cricket Board is optimistic of its players getting a chance to play in the Indian Premier League next year, else they will be without international commitments for six months.
November 28, 2013
Hong Kong, Netherlands take final two spots at WT20 Bangladesh 2014
Hong Kong overcame a disastrous start to beat Papua New Guinea by 29 runs at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday and secure a historic berth in the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014.
Tendulkar takes strike with UNICEF for total sanitation
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar became UNICEF's first brand ambassador for South Asia on Thursday and vowed to work towards promoting hygiene and sanitation in the region.
Jaffer's 50th first class ton rescues Mumbai
A summary of the day's play in the Ranji Trophy matches at different venues around the country.
Zol to lead India U-19 in ACC Asia Cup
Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol will lead the India Under-19 squad for the ACC Asia Cup in the UAE, which begins on December 28. Kerala wicketkeeper Sanju Vishwanadh, who was part of the Under-19 team for the Asia Cup in 2012, has been named his deputy.
Oldest English Test player Reg Simpson dies at 93
Former England cricketer Reg Simpson, who is the oldest surviving player to have played in a Test match for the country, has reportedly passed away at the age of 93.
SA legend Graeme Pollock honoured at Port Elizabeth
The Eastern Province Cricket Board has honoured South Africa's Cricketer of the Century, Graeme Pollock, by naming a pavilion at the St George's Park stadium in Port Elizabeth after him.
Port Elizabeth ODI: Pakistan seal first series win in South Africa
Pakistan won a bilateral one-day international series against South Africa for the first time when they claimed a one-run victory in a thrilling finale in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
November 27, 2013
Ravi Sawant appointed MCA interim chief
A day after a city civil court restrained Union Minister Sharad Pawar from functioning as Mumbai Cricket Association president, the MCA managing committee appointed vice-president Ravi Savant as its interim chief.
Nepal qualifies for World T20; UAE returns after 17 years
Nepal made history when it qualified for its maiden major ICC event on Wednesday, progressing to the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 by virtue of a five wickets victory over Hong Kong in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2013 at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
India clinch series after Dhawan destroys Windies in Kanpur
Shikhar Dhawan set the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur alight as India beat the West Indies by five wickets in the final One-day International and clinched the three-match series 2-1 on Wednesday. After the home side restricted the visitors to 263 for 5, the dashing opener scored a breezy 119 off 95 deliveries to overhaul the target with 23 balls to spare.
Healy slams umpires for failing to prevent Clarke-Anderson spat
Former Australian wicket-keeper Ian Healy has criticised the match officials in the ongoing Ashes series, branding them as ''insipid'' and saying that they do not take on their responsibilities seriously.
Yardy backs Trott's decision to quit Ashes tour
England cricketer Michael Yardy has backed batsman Jonathan Trott's decision to quit the Ashes tour over ''stress-related'' issues and head home, saying that by taking the tough decision Trott has taken the first step to getting himself well.
November 26, 2013
Former skipper Vettori out of NZ series with West Indies
Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has ruled himself out of the West Indies Test series starting next week due to fitness worries as he comes back from a serious injury.
November 25, 2013
Sri Lanka rest Jayawardene for One-Day series
Mahela Jayawardene has been rested for the limited-overs leg of Sri Lanka's series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates starting next month.
Vaughan apologises as former players rally round Trott
Former England captain Michael Vaughan went on Twitter to apologise, saying he feels guilty for criticising Jonathan Trott this week, not knowing what he was going through.
Experience won Zaheer the ticket to South Africa
With India's squads for the upcoming tour of South Africa being named, analyses the selection.
Zaheer back in Test team for SA tour, Rayudu replaces Tendulkar
Ambati Rayudu was included in the Test squad in place of Sachin Tendulkar, who retired after the Test against the West Indies earlier this month.
Trott returns home from Ashes with stress-related illness
England batsman Jonathan Trott has returned home from the ongoing Ashes tour due to a 'stress-related illness'.
Aus captain Clarke fined for Anderson spat in first Ashes Test
The incident happened when Michael Clarke made inappropriate gestures and directed an obscenity towards England's James Anderson, which was picked up by the stump microphone.
Debut pair lift Pakistan to victory over SA in first ODI
Newcomers Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti put together a match-winning partnership and shared five wickets as Pakistan beat South Africa by 23 runs in the first One-Day International at Newlands.
Australia's Warner says went 'too far' in Ashes sledging
Hotheaded Australia batsman David Warner concedes he overstepped the mark in sledging England, and Jonathan Trott in particular, during the first Ashes Test but made it clear his comments were strategic and intended to rattle the tourists.
November 24, 2013
Sammy guides West Indies to victory in second ODI
Former skipper Darren Sammy dished out a brilliant unbeaten 45-ball 63 to guide the West Indies to a two-wicket win over India to level the series in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
Ireland, Afghanistan qualify for 2014 World T20
Ireland and Afghanistan qualified for next year's ICC World Twenty20 after winning their respective matches in the Qualifiers.
Party night for Australia then back to work
Australia will enjoy their first Test victory in 10 matches to the full on Sunday night but then it will be back to work to prepare for the second Test against England, captain Michael Clarke said on Sunday.
Ranji Trophy: Ishant guides Delhi to a massive win
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country.
Australia polish off England to win Ashes opener
Mitchell Johnson took 5-42 as Australia dismissed England for 179 in the Brisbane twilight to win the first Ashes Test by 381 runs with a day to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the series on Sunday.
November 23, 2013
WI coach Gibson wants batsmen to take responsibility in India ODIs
Facing a must-win situation to save the three-match One Day International series, West Indies coach Ottis Gibson urged his top-order batsmen to take up the responsibility and capitalise on good starts.
WI opener Gayle to return home with hamstring injury
No player has been substituted for Chris Gayle in the 15-member squad for the last two ODIs in India, but the West Indies selectors identified Kraigg Brathwaite to take his place for the Tests in New Zealand, starting next month.
Ganesha cartoon row: India asked to boycott SA cricket tour
Several community organisations in Johannesburg have called on the Indian cricket team to boycott the tour of South Africa, starting next month in the wake of the Ganesha cartoon controversy, involving cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro.
Ranji round-up: Gambhir hits century but Sehwag fails yet again
Captain Gautam Gambhir served a timely reminder to the selectors with a potentially match-winning knock of 153 while Virender Sehwag failed yet again as Delhi closed in on a comprehensive outright win against Haryana in a Ranji Trophy Group League encounter.
Australia say have found out 'weak' Trott
Australia believe they have got the measure of England's Jonathan Trott whose Ashes struggles show no signs of abating.
Visakhapatnam stadium ready for India-WI 2nd ODI after rain clears
Just a day after being left soggy by incessant showers, the ACA-VDCA stadium is now completely dry and ready for the second One-Day International between India and the West Indies to be held in Visakhapatnam.
Australia dominate after Warner, Clarke tons
David Warner and Michael Clarke scored dominant centuries to put Australia firmly in control of the first Ashes Test on Saturday and leave England needing an unlikely 537 for victory at the end of day three at the Gabba.
Hafeez, Akmal shine as Pakistan beat SA in Newlands T20
Captain Mohammad Hafeez ended his poor form by sharing a match-winning partnership with Umar Akmal as Pakistan beat South Africa by six runs in a Twenty20 international at Newlands on Friday.
November 22, 2013
Oz fan arrested for smuggling pig 'disguised' as baby into Gabba
A 33-year-old Australian has been charged with animal cruelty after he smuggled a live pig into the Gabba, the venue of the first Ashes cricket Test.
Ranji Trophy: Ishant five-for sinks Haryana
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country.
Sri Lanka fined for maintaining slow over-rate
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his team-mates were docked 10 per cent of their earnings for maintaining a slow over-rate during the team's Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Pallekele.
Buchanan took Oz players to red-light areas in Calcutta to 'broaden minds'
Former Australian coach John Buchanan has said that he tried to make travelling an enlightening experience for cricket players and took them to red-light areas in Calcutta, and albatross rookeries in New Zealand.
Gabba Test: Australia in charge after stunning England collapse
Australia shattered England's batting with six wickets for nine runs in a stunning mid-afternoon spell before dismissing the tourists for 136 and taking a lead of 224 on day two of the first Ashes Test on Friday.
'Losing Gayle is the worst to happen to us on this India tour'
West Indies have been dealt a big blow after their star batsman Chris Gayle suffered a hamstring tear on his left leg during the first ODI against India in Kochi, and the visiting team skipper Dwayne Bravo said it was the "worst" thing to happen to them on the current tour.
November 21, 2013
Dilshan and Perera hit Sri Lanka to Twenty20 win
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kusal Perera slammed quick half-centuries to steer Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand on Thursday and take the two-match Twenty20 series 1-0.
India too good for Windies in Kochi ODI
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored sparkling fifties as a clinical India continued their domination over the West Indies with a six-wicket victory in the opening One-day International of the three-match series, in Kochi, on Thursday.
Gayle likely to be ruled out of the ODI series
West Indies were dealt with a huge blow after their flamboyant opening batsman Chris Gayle suffered a hamstring tear on his left leg during the first cricket one-dayer against India in Kochi.
Ranji Trophy: Sehwag fails again as Delhi struggle at 184/8
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy games being played in different parts of the country.
Australia's Wade fails to overturn pitch tampering ban
Victoria captain Matthew Wade, the first Australian cricketer to be banned for pitch tampering, lost his appeal on Thursday and will serve a one-game suspension in the domestic Sheffield Shield.
Kallis recalled to South Africa squad for Pak ODIs
All-rounder Jacques Kallis will return to South Africa's One-day side for the first time in almost two years after being named in a 14-man squad for matches against Pakistan and India, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Thursday.
Kumble seems to be suffering from amnesia: Brijesh Patel
Former Karnataka State Cricket Association secretary Brijesh Patel refuted president Anil Kumble's allegations that he tried to stop the former leg-spinner from contesting the KSCA polls, saying he never attempted such a move.
Misbah backed to remain Pakistan skipper until 2015
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has backed the country's beleaguered Test and One-day international skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to retain his role until the next 50-overs World Cup in 2015.
Brilliant Broad silences Brisbane boos in Ashes opener
Stuart Broad took five wickets to put England in charge on the first day of the first Ashes Test despite a battling Australian rearguard that kept the hosts alive at 273 for eight at the close of play on Thursday.
'Sachin Tendulkar deserves the Bharat Ratna'
Former India captain Anil Kumble has said that he was proud of having played with Sachin Tendulkar who was recently conferred with the Bharat Ratna.
'My best memory of Tendulkar was when we won the 2011 World Cup'
He has had many special memories of Sachin Tendulkar and understandably for Gautam Gambhir the batting legend will always remain a "true role model" whose humility makes him a special person.
South Africa secure narrow win over Pakistan after rain
Rain ended an intriguing chase from Pakistan and handed South Africa a four-run victory via the Duckworth/Lewis scoring system in the first Twenty20 international in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
November 20, 2013
Kumble says Karnataka cricket progressed under him, slams Patel
Former India captain and Karnataka State Cricket Association president Anil Kumble said that the KSCA was able to work for the progress of cricket in the state because his team was successful in keeping away former secretary Brijesh Patel and his associates from the helm of affairs.
I don't play cricket to make comebacks: Gambhir
Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir is still hopeful of a comeback and will call time on his career once he feels he can't play international cricket anymore.
14-year-old Prithvi Shaw scores record 546 in schools cricket
Prithvi Shaw is back in the headlines. The 14-year-old batsman scored a marathon 546 as Rizvi Springfield piled on the runs in reply to St Francis D'Assisi's first innings total of 92 in the Harris Shield (Under-16) schools cricket tournament in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Tendulkar enjoys post retirement vacation at Mussoorie
Sachin Tendulkar, who announced his retirement from the international cricket, arrived in Mussoorie, about 20 kms from Dehradun, on Wednesday, to spend a quiet vacation with his family.
Sachin Tendulkar pavilion inaugurated at Kochi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
In a tribute to batting legend Sachin endulkar, a pavilion in his name was declared open by India captain M S Dhoni at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Kochi on Wednesday.
Cagey Clarke gives nothing away on Ashes eve
Australia captain Michael Clarke said he was not going to promise his country "the world" on the eve of the first Ashes test on Wednesday.
November 19, 2013
'ICC must implement reforms to address corruption in cricket'
Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has said that the ICC must tackle corruption both on and off the pitch that challenge the integrity of cricket by strengthening its own governance and by using its influence to promote high standards in national
Chappell slams ICC, member Boards for doing little against corruption
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell slammed the International Cricket Council and the cricket Boards for their "weak leadership" while dealing with corruption in the game
Case filed against Bharat Ratna award to Tendulkar
The government's decision to award the Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar was drawn to a court in Bihar on Tuesday, with a petitioner challenging the Centre's decision to bestow the honour on the just-retired cricketer, alleging a 'conspiracy' to ignore hockey legend Dhyanchand.
'I will waive the tri-colour in every match India plays at home'
Thirty-two-year-old Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary, who has devoted his life to Sachin Tendulkar, has vowed to cheer the Indian cricket team wherever it plays in India.
UK's House of Commons congratulates 'magnificent' Tendulkar
A Motion was laid in the House of Commons in the UK congratulating batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on his "magnificent" career and for being an able ambassador of the game.
Injured Pattinson likely to return for Boxing Day Test
Australia's fast bowling stocks got some welcome news on Tuesday after James Pattinson suggested he could be fit in time for matches later in the Ashes series against England.
'Dhyan Chand deserved Bharat Ratna more than Sachin'
JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari tells Rediff.com's that hockey legend Dhyan Chand was more deserving of the Bharat Ratna than Sachin Tendulkar because he played without monetary gains and also suggested that the award be scrapped.
November 18, 2013
Shivanand Tiwari has no right to speak on Tendulkar: Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena has objected to senior JD-U leader Shivanand Tiwari questioning the decision to award Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, to Sachin Tendulkar.
Sreesanth to wed Jaipur girl on December 12
Former India pace bowler Shantakumaran Sreesanth will marry a girl from a royal family of Jaipur on December 12 at the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna temple. A close aide of the disgraced cricketer, who is serving a life ban for spot-fixing in matches in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, told IANS the marriage will be solemnized at the Guruvayoor temple on December 12.
'Real test for SA will be home series against India'
The Proteas' performance in the recent series against Pakistan in Dubai augured well for the 2015 World Cup but their real test will be the upcoming home series against India, according to former captain Kepler Wessels.
Will a few matches of IPL 7 be played in Sri Lanka?
The IPL Governing Council members had an informal discussion on Sunday about an alternative country hosting the seventh edition of the popular Twenty20 league next year. The discussion was primarily based on the fact India will be going for the general elections next year and it will happen in phases across the country.
Why no Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand, asks JD-U MP
Janata Dal-United Member of Parliament Shivanand Tiwari on Monday questioned the government's decision to give the Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar and not to legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand.
Greame's Smith squad named National Team of the Year
The Proteas have been named Team of the Year at the 2013 South African Sports Awards function at Sun City.
Is Virat Kohli Sachin Tendulkar's possible successor?
Many have already started talking about new batting sensations and India's vice-captain Virat Kohli as Sachin's possible successor but legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan said there was no point in this comparison.
November 17, 2013
Ranji Trophy: Chand, Gambhir shine for Delhi in draw
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country.
Many awards named after Dhyanchand, defends Shukla
BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla was busy defending the government's decision to confer Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar ahead of Major Dhyanchand.
Tremlett makes net gains towards starting England role
England's concerns over who will complete the pace attack for the first Ashes Test against Australia may have been put to rest after bowling coach David Saker expressed satisfaction with Chris Tremlett's form in the nets.
Samuels, Shillingford reported for suspect bowling actions
As if the humiliating Test series loss to India was not enough, West Indies off-spinners Marlon Samuels and Shane Shillingford have been reported for suspected illegal bowling actions during the second Test.
November 16, 2013
Fluent Dilshan helps Sri Lanka to series draw
Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his third consecutive half-century as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 36 runs under Duckworth/Lewis in the third and final one-day international to clinch a 1-1 series draw on Saturday.
Probe commission interrogates Sreesanth
The three-member probe commission headed by rtd Justice Mukul Mudgal, who had been appointed by the Supreme Court to look into IPL VI fiasco, interrogated tainted cricketer S Sreesanth and IPL CEO Sundar Raman among others in Mumbai.
Tendulkar dedicates Bharat Ratna to mother
After becoming the first sportsperson to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, Sachin Tendulkar dedicated the country's highest civilian honour to his mother Rajni.
Ranji Trophy: Zaheer five-for gives Mumbai upper hand
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country.
PM congratulates Tendulkar on receiving Bharat Ratna
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke to Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday and congratulated him on being awarded the Bharat Ratna -- the highest civilian award in the country.
Tendulkar is inspirational figure, deserves Bharat Ratna: BCCI
BCCI president N Srinivasan paid rich tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, who brought down curtains on his 24-year illustrious career, saying the legendary cricketer is an "inspirational figure" and deserves to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna.
Pakistan paceman Irfan ruled out of South Africa tour
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been rested from the team's short limited-overs tour to South Africa this month to prevent the risk of aggravating a hip injury, the country's cricket board said on Saturday.
ICC Test rankings: India jump to second after 2-0 win over WI
India jumped one place to second on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings table after winning the two-Test series against the West Indies 2-0 in Mumbai on Saturday.
Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar
The Government has decided to confer the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award on eminent scientist Prof C.N.R.Rao and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.
Sporting geniuses like Sachin are rare phenomenons, hails ICC
The ICC has rich tributes to Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on Saturday after playing his 200th Test match, with its chief executive Dave Richardson saying that "sporting geniuses like Sachin are rare phenomenons".
'It's hard to believe my wonderful journey is coming to an end'
Sachin Tendulkar's farewell speech.
Wankhede Test: India's win ensures Tendulkar a perfect farewell
Sachin Tendulkar was ensured a perfect farewell by his teammates as India thrashed a hapless West Indies by an innings and 126 runs at the Wankhede on Saturday, in well two and a half days, to complete a 2-0 whitewash in a lopsided contest.
I can't imagine Sachin without cricket: Anjali Tendulkar
Keeping her emotions in check, Anjali Tendulkar has said it would be difficult to imagine her husband Sachin without cricket and that not playing the game anymore would be emotional not just for him but the entire family.
Sachin Tendulkar and his mass following
Cricket aficionados' love, even passion, for their "god" Sachin Tendulkar is unlikely to recede even after his playing days.
Time magazine name Tendulkar 'Person of the Week'
Global adulation continued to pour in for Sachin Tendulkar, as after being named Person of the Moment, Time magazine has now conferred the retiring batting legend with the 'Person of the Week' honour.
My favourite 'Tendlya' story
Gauri Ghadi confesses to being a huge Sachin fan to the point of being silly.
South Africa seal series win after rush of Pakistan wickets
Three wickets in as many balls sent Pakistan tumbling from cruise control to defeat by six runs in the second Twenty20 international against series winners South Africa in Dubai on Friday.
November 15, 2013
Ranji round-up: Gambhir leads Delhi's strong reply vs Mumbai
A summary of the second day's play in the Ranji Trophy matches.
Pujara, Rohit hit hundreds; Windies face another big defeat
Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma hit hundreds, but it was batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar who stole the limelight with a majestic 74 in his farewell match as India took a firm grip of the second Test against the West Indies, at the Wankhede stadium, in Mumbai, on Friday. When stumps were drawn on Day 2, the home side had the West Indies tottering at 43 for 3 in the second innings.
Tendulkar junior a ball boy at Wankhede
Twenty six years after Sachin Tendulkar was a ball boy at the Wankhede Stadium, his son Arjun was seen on the ground doing the same duty in the iconic batsman's farewell Test in Mumbai on Friday. Root survives glove blow but England bowlers toil
Root shared a 106-run partnership with Jonny Bairstow, who was standing in for injured wicketkeeper Matt Prior and fell just two run short of his half century before the tourists were bowled out for 418. England's bowlers initially struggled to impose themselves on the Invitational XI, who had reached 153 for four by close of play for a lead of 39 after their first innings 304.
Sachin Tendulkar is Time magazine's 'Person of the Moment'
Accolades continued to pour in for the retiring Sachin Tendulkar with Time magazine naming the legendary Indian batsman its 'Person of the Moment'.
New Zealand's Ryder one step closer to international recall
New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder moved a step closer to resurrecting his international career on Friday when he was named in the New Zealand 'A' side for a three-day match against West Indies later this month.
Tendulkar falls short of farewell ton as India take total control
Sachin Tendulkar's strokeplay dominated the proceedings at Wankhede as his majestic 74 helped India take total control of the second cricket Test against the West Indies in Mumbai on Friday.
November 14, 2013
Ranji Trophy: Lad impresses as Delhi restrict Mumbai
Round-up of the Ranji Trophy games being played in different parts of the country
Will the modern Don score a century in his farewell Test?
After watching him finish unbeaten on 38 at the end of Day 1 in the second Test against the West Indies, the chances of Sachin Tendulkar essaying a century in his final Test are looking bright, says Haresh Pandya.
How Tendulkar's innings panned out on Day 1
A look at Sachin Tendulkar's time at the crease on Day 1 of the second Test against the West Indies.
Ashwin is quickest Indian bowler to take 100 Test wickets
Ravichandran Ashwin has become the fastest Indian bowler to take bag hundred Test wickets during the second match against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
'Don't think anyone will be able to break Tendulkar's records'
Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar feels the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should have made Sachin Tendulkar skipper for his final Test match in his hometown in Mumbai.
Tendulkar, Ojha steal Day 1 honours at Wankhede
At stumps, India were comfortably placed at 157 for 2, after bundling out the West Indies for a meagre 182 by tea, riding on left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha's five-wicket haul.
England find form with bat as Ashes approach
Jonathan Trott believes everything is coming together for England a week before they embark on their bid for a fourth successive Ashes triumph in Brisbane.
BCCI drops Zaheer, Sehwag and Harbhajan from annual contracts list
India's out-of-favour seniors Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag have been omitted from the Board of Control for Cricket in India's contracted players' list for 2013-14. The retiring Sachin Tendulkar, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin are the five players in Grade 'A', and will pocket Rs 1 crore for the 2013-14 season.
Injury rules Dhawal Kulkarni out of Windies ODIs
Mumbai pacer Dhawal Kulkarni, who earned his maiden national limited-overs call-up just a couple of days back, was ruled out of the three-match ODI series against the West Indies after sustaining a foot injury on Thursday.
Pacers give South Africa big win over Pakistan
South Africa's pace bowlers laid the foundation for a crushing nine-wicket victory over Pakistan in the first Twenty20 international at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Cheteshwar Pujara: Sachin has an aura
'In the evening, he came to me, put a hand around me, and said: "Don't worry and don't be upset. The ball which did you in kept very low and even I might have got out playing it. Your chance will definitely come and I am sure you will excel."' hails Sachin Tendulkar.
November 13, 2013
Sachin Tendulkar at the Wankhede
Sachin Tendulkar will sign off from cricket after 24 glorious years in the second Test against the West Indies, starting at the Wankhede stadium, in Mumbai, on Thursday. Going into the match, his 200th Test, the batting icon has 15,847 runs, the most by a batsman. Rajneesh Gupta looks at his record at the Wankhede stadium.
Windies bowlers eyeing Tendulkar's wicket in final Test
One of them has the opportunity to enter the record books as the last bowler to take Tendulkar's wicket in international cricket, during the second Test in Mumbai, from November 14 to 18.
Rahul Dravid in favour of legalising betting
Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid favoured legalising betting in the country.
2015 Cricket World Cup targets families with cut-price tickets
Cricket fans will be able to pick up tickets for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand for as little as A$5 ($4.66) for children and $20 for adults as organisers bid to get more than 1 million people through the gates.
Pietersen fit, Carberry set for Ashes debut
England opener Michael Carberry looks set to make his Ashes debut next week after being included in the team to face an Invitational XI in a warm-up match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
McCullum helps Kiwis to thrilling last-ball win over Lanka
A final-over blitz by Nathan McCullum gave New Zealand a thrilling last-ball victory by four wickets over Sri Lanka in the rain-hit second One-Day International on Tuesday.
Whatmore to step down as Pak coach; Langer, Inzamam in fray
Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore will not seek an extension to his two-year contract when it expires in February, the Australian has told the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Bat vs bat in India-Aus ODIs; The Most Valuable Players
Who were the most valuable players in the just-concluded India-Australia ODI series? Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji 's formula provides overwhelming evidence that the bat complete overwhelmed the bat.
November 12, 2013
Dhawal, Mohit in squad for Windies ODIs; Ishant, Vinay dropped
The Indian selectors finally lost patience with the under-performing pace duo Ishant Sharma and R Vinay Kumar and ignored them for the upcoming three-match One Day International series against the West Indies.
Sachin in Parliament on Sonia Gandhi's insistence: Shukla
If BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla has to be believed then Sachin Tendulkar is in Parliament because of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
'Sachin's 200th Test tickets sold out in 15 hours'
A day after Kyazoonga.com, crashed due to heavy traffic, it announced that all the tickets made available to them by the state cricket association were sold out within 15 hours of going on sale. Sachin, the classiest of them all!
Suhas Salgaonkar, a 47-year-old graduate who runs a PR agency in Mumbai, says Sachin Tendulkar is the biggest reason he watches cricket
Pepsi threatens to withdraw sponsorship if IPL mess not cleaned up
PepsiCo has been is forced to mull over its sponsorship deal with the Indian Premier League following the controversies around the cricket tournament.
In-form Bailey gets call-up for first Ashes Test
Australia have included uncapped George Bailey in their 12-man squad for the first Ashes encounter against England next week in a gamble the 31-year-old can replicate his "extraordinary" limited overs form in the Test arena.
Sharjah ODI: De Villiers's unbeaten ton helps SA thrash Pakistan
South Africa captain AB de Villiers hit a series top score of 115 not out to lead his side to a crushing 117-run win over Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates on Monday and a 4-1 series victory.
November 11, 2013
PCB not to renew Whatmore's contract
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will reportedly not renew current coach Dav Whatmore's contract, when it expires ahead of the Asia Cup in late February 2014.
Clarke happy with stability in the squad
Despite the weeks of debate about the make-up of the Australia team for next week's first Ashes Test, captain Michael Clarke is of the opinion that 11 of the 12 players are "no-brainer" selections.
200th Test: Fans' frustration grows as website selling online tickets crashes
Cricket fans were left frustrated on Monday as they were unable to access the website selling online tickets for Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test match.
With Test ending early, Eden invitee Lara takes Kolkata tour
West Indian batting legend Brian Lara, on Sunday, lamented that he never played a Test match at the historic Eden Gardens and suggested that Cricket Association of Bengal officials organise a veterans' match at the venue, and, that, it should including Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.
November 10, 2013
Dravid to make presence at CBI conference
In a rare opportunity, former India captain Rahul Dravid will be exchanging his views with some of country's finest investigators at a CBI function to deliberate on corruption in sports in the backdrop of fixing allegations in cricket.
Tickets for Tendulkar's 200th Test to be released online
The tickets for Sachin Tendulkar's final and 200th Test match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will be sold online from Monday, the Mumbai Cricket Association announced.
Ranji Trophy: Mumbai register big win over Punjab
Left-arm spinner Vishal Dabholkar shone with a four-wicket haul as Mumbai demolished Punjab by 180 runs to register their second successive win in the Ranji Trophy in Chandigarh.
'Playing Visakhapatnam ODI will hurt feelings of Telangana protestors'
The Seemandhra Lawyers Joint Action Committee has requested the Andhra Cricket Association to cancel the November 24 India-West Indies ODI scheduled at Visakhapatnam, as it will "hurt feelings of crores of Samaikyandhra agitators fighting for a united AP."
Australia put Clarke, Harris and Siddle under wraps
Australia have decided to put captain Michael Clarke under wraps with fast bowlers Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle ahead of next week's Ashes opener, withdrawing the trio from domestic fixtures to prepare for the test in Brisbane.
Injured Pietersen, Prior keep England on tenterhooks ahead of Ashes
England batsman Kevin Pietersen will travel to Melbourne for a cortisone injection on his troublesome knee on Sunday amid concerns about wicketkeeper Matt Prior's calf ahead of next week's opening Ashes Test.
Gabriel to replace injured Roach, Pollard out of ODIs
The struggling West Indies cricket team has been dealt a couple of injury blows in its ongoing tour of India with pacer Kemar Roach ruled out of the remainder of the trip and all-rounder Kieron Pollard rendered unavailable for the ODI series.
November 09, 2013
Ranji round-up: Mumbai eye victory vs Punjab, Delhi struggle
Chasing a tough victory target of 399, Punjab were tottering at 108 for four at stumps on the third day with Test discard Yuvraj Singh unbeaten on 19 in company of Uday Kaul, who is yet to open his account.
Wankhede pitch would be a slow turner with bounce, says curator Naik
The track for the November 14-18 second and final Test between India and the West Indies in Mumbai is expected to behave in a fashion similar to the one on which the two teams fought out a thrilling draw two years ago, according to the Wankhede Stadium ground curator Sudhir Naik.
MCA plans VVIP enclosure inside media box for Tendulkar's 200th Test
In a clear mockery of the sanctity of the press box, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has decided to accommodate VVIPs inside enclosure reserved for the scribes at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai during next week's farewell 200th Test of senior player Sachin Tendulkar.
Ashwin becomes No. 1 ranked all-rounder in Test cricket
India's Ravichandran Ashwin has jumped to the number one position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders by virtue of his stellar show in the recently-concluded first Test against the West Indies at Kolkata.
Sachin, the hope for Mumbai!
Admiration for Sachin Tendulkar has broken barriers. For a country that is accused of turning cricket into a religion, says, the batting icon unified us all.
Lorgat 'distressed' to face ICC probe over India tour controversy
Faced with an International Cricket Council inquiry for his alleged role into a dispute with India, Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat said that he is "distressed" by the turn of events.
BCCI issues tender for team sponsorship
After a bitter split with sponsors Sahara, the BCCI on Saturday invited tenders for the sponsorship rights of the Indian team for all the Board, ICC and Asian Cricket Council events from January 2014 to March 2017.
I could play three more Ashes series: Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke has dismissed the idea of being driven into retirement by a degenerative back problem and believes he could play three more Ashes series over the next five years. South Africa's De Kock, Steyn seal Pakistan ODI series
South Africa beat Pakistan by 28 runs after Quinton de Kock scored his maiden one-day international hundred and Dale Steyn posted his best ever match figures in the fourth game of the series in the United Arab Emirates on Friday.
November 08, 2013
Best match figures by Indians on Test debut
Debutant Mohammed Shami produced a devastating spell of reverse swing to finish with a match haul of nine wickets as India beat the West Indies by an innings and 51 runs in the first Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday. Most Test victories in a row for India
The innings and 51-run victory over the West Indies in the first Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata is India's fifth straight win, their best run in Tests. The team beat Australia in all four Tests in February/March this year.
Ranji Trophy: Badrinath hits double ton; Sejwag, Gambhir fail
A summary of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country.
Strong lower order gives the team options and confidence: Dravid
Former captain Rahul Dravid heaped praise on Ravichandran Ashwin for his century in India's first innings in the first cricket Test against the West Indies on Friday and said a lower order batsman making handy contribution with the bat was a good sign for the country's cricket.
Rain washes out England tour match against Australia A
Persistent rain on Friday washed out a second day's play in England's tour match against Australia A in Hobart, frustrating the tourists' hopes of getting maximum batting practice in the lead up to the first Ashes test in Brisbane.
Miandad eyes Pakistan Cricket Board chairman's post
After Abdul Qadir and Zaheer Abbas, another former great Javed Miandad also announced his intention to contest for the post of chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board in the forthcoming elections.
Rohit, Ashwin break plethora of partnership records
Records were broken by the runs while Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin hammered the West Indies bowlers and scored their respective tons in the first innings of the first Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Shami sends Windies crashing as India win by an innings
Mohammed Shami was the wrecker-in-chief as India scored a resounding innings and 51-run victory over the West Indies in the first Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday. Victory, sealed with well over six sessions left, gave India its fifth Test win in a row, after the 4-0 whitewash of Australia earlier in the year.
Saqlain played a part in shaping my career: Shillingford
West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford said Pakistan's Saqlain Mushtaq played a significant role in transforming his career, which was hanging in balance after the ICC had found his action illegal in 2010.
November 07, 2013
'MI captaincy biggest turning point in Rohit's career'
Terming the elevation of Rohit Sharma to Mumbai Indians captaincy the biggest turning point of his career, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said leading the IPL outfit has transformed the talented batsman and made him realise the value of his wicket.
Ranji Trophy: Jaffer leads Mumbai's fightback against Punjab
A round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in various part of the country.
SC-appointed panel to speak with Sreesanth, Kundra
The Supreme Court-instituted three-member committee probing the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal will speak with banned pacer Shantakumaran Sreesanth, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and others, including commentator Harsha Bhogle, when it meets for three days in Mumbai, from November 16.
Double ODI ton against Aussies in Bangalore served as motivation: Rohit
Rohit Sharma, who scored a century on debut on Day 2 of the first Test against the West Indies in Kolkata on Thursday, said the endless wait to play a Test was annoying and he looked up to other sportspersons for inspiration.
Mumbai's MIG Club to name pavilion, dressing room after Tendulkar
The MIG Cricket Club in Bandra, in suburban Mumbai, will pay a tribute to retiring batting great Sachin Tendulkar by naming the pavilion after the Mumbai maestro. The dressing room will also bear the name of the legendary batsman.
Banned at Wankhede, SRK to watch Tendulkar at Eden Gardens
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is an ardent fan of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, plans to watch the cricketing legend's second last test innings at Kolkata.
Ashes tour match: Rain interrupts England's charge vs Australia A
Rain denied England's batsmen a chance to inflict further misery on Australia A's hapless bowlers, washing out the entire second day's play in the four-day Ashes tour match in Hobart on Thursday.
Rohit steals Tendulkar's thunder at Eden with debut hundred
Rohit Sharma was unbeaten on 127 and Ravichandran Ashwin on 92 as India ended Day 2 in the first Test against the West Indies on 354 for 6 (from 102 overs), leading the visitors by 120 runs.
Steyn and Tahir inspire easy win for South Africa
Paceman Dale Steyn returned from a brief vacation to inspire South Africa and spinner Imran Tahir took four wickets as they throttled Pakistan's batsmen to win the third one-day international in Abu Dhabi by 68 runs on Wednesday.
November 06, 2013
Concussion knocks South Africa's Smith out of ODIs
South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith has been withdrawn from their last three one-day internationals against Pakistan because of "post concussion syndrome", team manager Mohammed Moosajee said on Wednesday.
England openers Cook and Carberry hit tons against Australia 'A'
Captain Alastair Cook and fellow-opener Michael Carberry struck unbeaten centuries to humiliate a depleted Australia 'A' bowling attack and drive England to a record 318 without loss on day one of their tour match in Hobart on Wednesday.
'Indian bowlers very disciplined, didn't give us anything'
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels praised India's 'disciplined' bowling on Day 1 of the first Test at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday, saying the bowlers did not give his side an inch after they opted to bat first.
New Zealand end Bangladesh tour with T20 victory
Colin Munro and Anton Devcich hit half-centuries, and Tim Southee grabbed three wickets, as New Zealand ended their Bangladesh tour with a 15-run victory in the Twenty20 match in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Maharashtra government to present Sachin signed silver trophy
As Mumbai goes into a tizzy to felicitate batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on his retirement at the end of his 200th Test on November 18, the Maharashtra government has also decided to do its bit. It will present him a special silver trophy, bearing the signatures of all its 40 ministers.
CAB apologises again, for 'Welcome Mr Anjali Tendulkar' gaffe
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) it seems has got it totally wrong this time. While going overboard with preparations pertaining to Sachin Tendulkar's 199th Test match, the body it seems has neglected the very basic arrangements.
Shami bags four on debut as India skittle out Windies cheaply
India took a stranglehold over the West Indies on the opening day of the first Test at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. Having restricted the visitors to 234 in the first innings, the home team put up 37 without loss in 12 overs in reply by stumps.
Six years later, Rohit finally makes Test debut
Six years later, Rohit Sharma makes his Test debut. It was supposed to happen at the VCA stadium in Jamtha (Nagpur) back in February 2010.
Injured Watson could recover in time for first Ashes Test
All-rounder Shane Watson could recover from a hamstring injury in time to face England in the first Ashes Test starting in two weeks, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Wednesday.
November 05, 2013
Dhoni points out 'Sachine' gaffe, CAB issues apology
A day after reports surfaced in the media about Sachin Tendulkar not being too happy about the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) going overboard with celebrations pertaining to his 199th Test appearance, the latter was caught short of the crease again.
SA to host Pakistan to fill in for shortened Indian visit
Left in the lurch after India shortened its tour, South Africa will now host Pakistan for a three-match ODI and two-match Twenty20 series from November 18, the two countries' boards announced on Tuesday.
Pakistan recall Razzaq, Malik for Dubai T20s
Pakistan recalled veteran allrounders Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik on Tuesday for the team's two Twenty20 internationals against South Africa in Dubai next week.
'Tendulkar is a true inspiration for every Indian'
Ritika Hiranandani tells Ganesh Nadar that Sachin Tendulkar is responsible for breaking the gender divide and making cricket family entertainment.
Number crunching: India vs West Indies head-to-head
India take on the West Indies in the first of the two-match Test series at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday. Rajneesh Gupta presents the statistics in Test matches involving the two teams.
I am a morally good person, no cheat, asserts Faf du Plessis
Recently, South Africa were penalised five runs for ball tampering against Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai, AB de Villiers insisted the Proteas were not cheats.
November 04, 2013
Never imagined Sachin getting India cap at 16, says brother Ajit
Sachin Tendulkar's family members had never thought of him representing India so early in life and then go on to breaking so many cricket records, his brother Ajit said on Monday.
Chaos reigns at Eden even as Rohit not allowed to inspect pitch
Whenever there is an international match at the EdenGardens, its curator Prabir Mukherjee finds himself in the news for all the wrong reasons. This time the septuagenarian finds himself in the eye of the storm for denying India's star batsman Rohit Sharma a chance to have a look at the wicket.
Autobiography row: Warne reckons Ponting jealous of Clarke
Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne weighed into the controversy generated by Ricky Ponting's autobiography, in which the former Australia skipper admitted concerns about Michael Clarke's leadership qualities earlier in his career.
Murali to inaugurate cricket pitches in former LTTE stronghold
Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will be inaugurating the new cricket pitches laid in a stadium in the former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi.
Watson confident of being fit for Ashes opener
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has backed himself to be fit for the first Ashes Test in two weeks and dismissed an untimely hamstring injury as a "niggle".
Bangladesh chase down 307, sweep New Zealand series 3-0
Bangladesh completed a 3-0 sweep over New Zealand after a stunning four-wicket victory in the third ODI in Fatullah on Sunday. Shamsur Rahman's 96 took the home side to 309-6, steaming past New Zealand's 307 with four balls and four wickets to spare at the packed Khan Shaheb Osman Ali stadium, just outside Dhaka.
November 03, 2013
Tendulkar's farewell series: Carnival starts in Kolkata
The 'Sachin Tendulkar Carnival' is all set to hit Kolkata with the CAB, organisers of his penultimate Test match, chalking out an elaborate list of plans to felicitate the legend as he prepares to walk out at the Eden Gardens for one final time against the West Indies from November 6-10.
Tendulkar's farewell series: Team India arrive in Kolkata
There was no Diwali break for the Indian cricketers ahead of their series against the West Indies as 11 team members including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrived on Sunday afternoon.
CSA affiliates divided over sacrificing Lorgat
Cricket South Africa (CSA) affiliates are divided over letting its chief executive Haroon Lorgat go to save the board from financial ruin in the on-going spat with the BCCI.
Jadeja used offensive language against Watson; fined
Ravindra Jadeja is in news as he was fined 10 per cent of his match fee for using offensive language against Shane Watson after dismissing the Australian batsman in the seventh One-day match in Bangalore.
Wrong to compare Umar with Kohli: Kamran
Pakistan's out-of-favour wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal stood by his brother Umar Akmal's side.
November 02, 2013
Rohit's double century helps India beat Australia and clinch ODI series
Rohit Sharma blasted a record-breaking 209, including a world record 16 sixes, which propelled India to a 57-run victory over Australia in the seventh and final One-Day International.
Roach doubtful starter for the first Test
The touring West Indies side have a couple of injury worries in fast bowler Kemar Roach and spinner Shane Shillinford but coach Ottis Gibson hopes that the duo would be fit before the opening Test beginning in Kolkata.
Kanpur to host 3rd ODI between India and West Indies
The BCCI officially allotted Kanpur to host the third One-day international between India and the West Indies, after the Baroda Cricket Association expressed its inability to get the IPCL stadium ready in time for the November 27 match.
Misbah involved in 'ego altercation' with Moin Khan
Pakistani head coach Dav Whatmore and Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul Haq were reportedly engaged in a fierce argument with team manager Moin Khan over the selection of the playing squad for the ODI series against South Africa.
Pakistan spinners choke South Africa to level ODI series
Pakistan's wily spinners gave a masterclass in slow bowling to bamboozle South Africa's batting line-up and lead their side to a 66-run victory in the second one-day international in the United Arab Emirates on Friday.
November 01, 2013
Parvinder Singh leads UP rally against Windies
A gritty unbeaten half-century by Parvinder Singh helped Uttar Pradesh overcome a jittery start and post 206 for 5 in the first innings, on the second day of the three-day practice match, against the visiting West Indies, in Kalyani, on Friday. The West Indies scored a healthy 466 in their first innings, courtesy a patient 112 by veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul and an impressive 94 by Narsingh Deonarine.
Court orders probe into fixing claims against Srini, Meiyappan
A First Information Report was registered at Jyotinagar police station, in Jaipur, on Friday, to investigate allegations of match-fixing by Board of Control for Cricket in India president and Managing Director of India Cements Ltd N Srinivasan, and his son-in-law, Chennai Super Kings team principal Gurunath Meiyappan, for conspiring and executing the fixing of an Indian Premier League match on May 12, between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Man Singh stadium in Jaipur.
Clarke reprimanded for dissent in Sheffield Shield
Australia captain Michael Clarke has been reprimanded for showing dissent at an umpire's decision in a Sheffield Shield match, the country's cricket board said on Friday.
Tamim becomes Bangladesh's top scorer in 40-run win over Kiwis
Tamim Iqbal became his country's top run-scorer in one-day cricket as Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 40 runs in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, in Dhaka, on Thursday night.
Pace bowler Mills to lead NZ in Sri Lanka
Swing bowler Kyle Mills will captain New Zealand for the first time on his country's limited overs tour of Sri Lanka later this month after Kane Williamson was ruled out with a broken and dislocated thumb.
Kanpur set to host third India-WI ODI after Baroda opts out
Kanpur looks set to host the third One-Day International between India and West Indies after Baroda Cricket Association expressed it's inability to get the IPCL stadium ready in time, for the match on November 27.
October 31, 2013
Botham up for challenge of 160km Sri Lanka charity walk
Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan are among the cricketers who will accompany Ian Botham at various points of his latest charity walk in Sri Lanka.
England bowlers toil in first Ashes warm-up
England made a poor start to their Australia tour on Thursday with their fancied bowling attack forced to toil by a second-string Western Australia Chairman's XI at Perth.
Australia recall Johnson from India with eye on Ashes
The left-arm pacer is expected to join Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris in the Australian attack for the first Test against England starting at Gabba on November 21 after missing out on the Ashes tour of England earlier this year.
Squad for Windies Tests selected with future in mind: BCCI
Maintaining that it's not the end of the road for seniors like Zaheer Khan, Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Sanjay Patel said India's Test squad for the upcoming series against West Indies was selected keeping in mind the busy international schedule next year.
Chanderpaul, Deonarine punish UP bowlers on Day 1
The ever-reliable Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored an unbeaten 91 and shared an unbroken 170-run partnership with Narsing Deonarine (83) as the West Indies posted a solid 333 for 4 against Uttar Pradesh on the opening day of their practice match, in Kolkata, on Thursday.
Ashes: Ponting reckons England dominance on the slide
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said he believes that the current England team might be past their absolute peak, adding that Australia can belie their status as Ashes outsiders by regaining the urn in the winter series.
Rohit, Shami in squad for Windies Tests; no place for Harbhajan, Zaheer
Talented Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma made a comeback to the Test squad for the West Indies series, which will also mark the farewell and landmark 200th Test of batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, next month.
South Africa snatch dramatic one-run win over Pakistan
South Africa claimed six wickets for 17 runs in a dramatic finish to snatch an unlikely one-run victory over Pakistan in their first one-day international at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.
October 30, 2013
Dhawan, Kohli hit tons as India chase down 350 to level Aus series
India rode on Virat Kohli's brutal unbeaten 115 and Shikhar Dhawan's 100 to pull off a sensational six-wicket victory over Australia in the do-or-die sixth One-Day International and level the seven-match series 2-2, in Nagpur, on Wednesday. Chasing a mammoth 351, the Indians blazed away on a belter of a track at the VCA stadium in Jamtha to overhaul the target with three balls to spare.
Ranji Trophy round-up: Punjab beat Odisha by innings and 48 runs
A summary of the day's play in the Ranji Trophy matches.
'Tendulkar is the Amitabh Bachchan of cricket'
I became his fan when I played with him years ago. I was in college and a member of Goregaon Sports Club, Mumbai. We had gone to ShivajiPark for a match with another club, but our match was postponed.
India's tour of South Africa to begin wit