August 28, 2014Raina 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, 2014Cardiff 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, 2014Hambantota 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, 2014Cheap 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, 2014Maqsood, 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, 2014Warm-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, 2014IPL 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, 2014Struggling 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, 2014Rampant 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, 2014Seamers 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, 2014Sri 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, 2014Piedt'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, 2014Du 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, 2014Sri 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, 2014Third 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, 2014Sri 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, 2014Younis 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, 2014Samson, 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, 2014Will 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, 2014Finn 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, 2014ICC 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, 2014Ishant 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, 2014ICC 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, 2014Moeen 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, 2014Southampton 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, 2014Southampton 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, 20141-0 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, 2014Amla, 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, 2014Afghanistan 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, 2014Sharapova'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, 2014England 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, 2014Vijay 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, 2014Ballance 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, 2014Gordon 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, 2014Jadeja 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, 2014England 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, 2014Binny 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, 2014Draw 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, 2014Ishant, 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, 2014Dhoni, 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, 2014Vijay'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, 2014Number 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, 2014ICC 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, 2014Amla 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, 2014Strauss 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, 2014Pietersen 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, 2014Morale-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, 2014Tour 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, 2014Zaheer 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, 2014Indian 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, 2014Pakistan, 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, 2014India, 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, 2014Sri 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, 2014India 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, 2014Robson 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, 2014Gayle 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, 2014BCCI 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, 2014India-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, 2014Mohit, 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, 2014England 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, 2014Rahane, 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, 2014Sangakkara 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, 2014Sri 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, 2014SC 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, 2014Tiwary, 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, 2014Williamson 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, 2014Former 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, 2014Faulkner 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, 2014Bangladesh 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, 2014Kolkata 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, 2014Sri 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, 2014Sehwag'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, 2014Jordan 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, 2014Chennai 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, 2014Sensational 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, 2014Yusuf'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, 2014Hussey, 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, 2014Warner 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, 2014Simmons 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, 2014Uthappa, 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, 2014Can 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, 2014Kolkata 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, 2014Lahore 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, 2014MCA 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, 2014Uthappa 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, 2014Dhoni'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, 2014Mumbai 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, 2014Gambhir 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, 2014Dhoni, 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, 2014Verma 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, 2014KKR'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, 2014Chennai 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, 2014I'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, 2014Angry 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, 2014Pollard, 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, 2014Graham 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, 2014PCB 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, 2014Mudgal 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, 2014IPL: 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, 2014Chennai 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, 2014Bowlers 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, 2014McCullum, 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, 2014Jadeja, 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, 2014Maxwell, 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, 2014IPL: 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, 2014Maxwell, 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, 2014Karthik, 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, 2014Maxwell 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, 2014BCCI 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, 2014IPL 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
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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, 2014PCB 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, 2014Deepak 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, 2014Lanka'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, 2014Gavaskar 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, 2014Turning 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, 2014ESPN 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, 2014Kohli 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, 2014Sri 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, 2014T20 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, 2014West 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, 2014IPL 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, 2014Yuvraj 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, 2014World 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, 2014India 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, 2014England'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, 2014Glimpse 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, 2014West 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, 2014Sri 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, 2014World 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, 2014New 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, 2014India 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, 2014Dar 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, 2014WT20 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, 2014ICC 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, 2014WT20 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, 2014Shakib, 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, 2014Fletcher 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, 2014ICC 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, 2014Lorgat 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, 2014Zaheer'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, 2014Ganguly 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, 2014Sri 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, 2014Malinga, 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, 2014Smith 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, 2014Mathews 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, 2014ICC 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, 2014Smith 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, 2014Sri 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, 2014Vijay 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, 2014South 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, 2014Sangakkara 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, 2014U-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, 2014Rabada'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, 2014Asia 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, 2014Gohar, 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, 2014Fiery 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, 2014Port 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, 2014Sports 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, 2014Sangakkara'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, 2014U19 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, 2014U-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, 2014U19 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, 2014U19 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, 2014Sarfaraz'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, 2014PCB 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, 2014Fiery 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, 2014India 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, 2014Green 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, 2014Mumbai 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, 2014Irani 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, 2014Shane 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, 2014Kirsten 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, 2014IPL 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, 2014India 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, 2014No 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, 2014Australia 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, 2014Giles 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, 2014Ranji 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, 2014Bangladesh 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, 2014Sehwag 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, 2014Clarke 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, 2014Former 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, 2014Cook 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, 2014Auckland 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, 2014Zol 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, 2014ICC 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, 2014India 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, 2014Australia 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, 2014Pakistan 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, 2014Shehzad 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, 2014Perera, 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, 2014Ajmal 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, 2014Tendulkar 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, 2014Mitch 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, 2014Melbourne 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, 2014Misbah 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, 2014Ranji 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, 2014Fitness 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, 2014Bengal 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, 2014After 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, 2014Supreme 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, 2014Test 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, 2014Hafeez, 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, 2014Pakistan 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, 2014Bhatti 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, 2014Younis, 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, 2013Pakistan'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, 2013Ranji 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, 2013Feroze 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, 2013Kallis 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, 2013Steyn 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, 2013Fanie 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, 2013Ranji 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, 2013I 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, 2013Jiwanjot'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, 2013Jaitley 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, 2013No 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, 2013Morkel 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, 2013Srini, 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, 2013Lalit 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, 2013Ranji 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, 2013Bedi 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, 2013Ranji 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, 2013Ranji 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, 2013CAG 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, 2013There 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, 2013Warne 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, 2013Rohit 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, 2013IPL 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, 2013India'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, 2013Team 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, 2013India-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, 2013Chandila, 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, 2013Getting 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, 2013Tendulkar 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, 2013Vinod 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, 2013Pakistan 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, 2013Centurion 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, 2013After 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, 2013Hong 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, 2013Ravi 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, 2013Former 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, 2013Sri 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, 2013Sammy 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, 2013WI 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, 2013Oz 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, 2013Dilshan 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, 2013Kumble 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, 2013Shivanand 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, 2013Ranji 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, 2013Fluent 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, 2013Ranji 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, 2013Ranji 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, 2013Sachin 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, 2013Dhawal, 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, 2013PCB 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, 2013Dravid 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, 2013Ranji 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, 2013Best 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, 2013Concussion 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, 2013Dhoni 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, 2013Never 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, 2013Tendulkar'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, 2013Rohit'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, 2013Parvinder 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, 2013Botham 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, 2013Dhawan, 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 with ODI series
The Indian team's tour of South Africa, which was finalised after weeks of deliberations and controversies, will kick off with a three-match One-Day International series starting on December 5, in Johannesburg.
Tendulkar bids adieu to domestic cricket in style; Mumbai down Haryana
Sachin Tendulkar's farewell game in domestic cricket ended in a manner befitting his iconic stature, as the retiring legend single-handedly guided Mumbai to a four-wicket victory over Haryana in one of the most keenly followed match in the history of Ranji Trophy.
Kiwi batsman Williamson to fly home with fractured thumb
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson will reportedly fly home from Bangladesh following a fractured left thumb, which has left him in doubt for the home series against West Indies.
October 29, 2013Dhaka ODI: Rubel's hat-trick helps Bangladesh crush New Zealand
Rubel Hossain claimed six wickets including a hat-trick as Bangladesh crushed New Zealand by 43 runs in the first one-day international on Tuesday, thereby taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Ranji Trophy round-up: Punjab pressing for innings win against Odisha
Punjab rode on a solid batting display to post a massive 560 for 6 declared before reducing Odisha to 110 for 2 in their second innings on Day 3, in their Group A Ranji Trophy match in Mohali on Tuesday.
Tendulkar's unbeaten 55 keeps Mumbai on course for win over Haryana
Sachin Tendulkar warmed up for his farewell series against the West Indies next month with a gritty unbeaten half-century to keep Mumbai's chances alive in their Ranji Trophy match against a spirited Haryana in Lahli, Haryana, on Tuesday.
Australia high on confidence, says skipper Bailey
Team India is under pressure to stay alive in the seven-match ODI series against Australian.
South African Hindus outraged by Ganesha cartoon on BCCI-CSA tussle
A cartoon of Lord Ganesha depicting the tussle between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket South Africa has outraged South Africa's Hindu community, which termed it a denigration of their faith.
Let Arjun Tendulkar enjoy his cricket: Rohan Gavaskar
Well aware of the burden of expectations that comes with a legendary surname, former India player Rohan Gavaskar is miffed at the way the cricket fraternity is following each and every move of Sachin Tendulkar's 14-year-old son, Arjun.
Clarke says Ponting should to settle feud personally
Australian captain Michael Clarke has told Ricky Ponting that he has his number and he should call him if there is anything worth talking about as the pair wrestle publicly over comments in the former captain's book.
'Besides Sachin's batting, I like his bowling too'
Real estate billionaire Sameer Nerurkar salutes batting icon Sachin Tendulkar ahead of his landmark 200th and final Test
Khawaja gets Australia 'A' audition for Ashes spot
Usman Khawaja has been handed the chance to audition for an Ashes place after being named in the Australia 'A' side to face England two weeks before the first Test.
October 28, 2013West Indies team arrive in Kolkata
A 25-member West Indies contingent, including support staff, on Monday checked in Kolkata to play a three-day practice match and opening Test of the two-match series that will be swansong for the batting great Sachin Tendulkar.
Day 2 Ranji Roundup: Aparajith's double ton puts TN in strong position
Young and in-form Baba Aparajith smashed his second first-class double hundred while Ramaswamy Prasanna scored an unbeaten half-century to guide Tamil Nadu to a formidable position against Services at the end of second day's play in a Ranji Trophy Group B match in New Delhi on Monday.
Dawood offered Indian team cars in Sharjah in 1986: Vengsarkar
Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar made a startling revelation, on Monday, about underworld don Dawood Ibrahim entering the Indian team's dressing room and offering the players cars if they beat Pakistan in the final of the Sharjah tournament in 1986.
Lorgat says he stepped aside so that Indian tour was confirmed
Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat says that stepping aside from talks with the Board of Control for Cricket in India was solely his decision, as he did not want to be the person to hold up or have the upcoming bilateral series between the two countries cancelled.
Zaheer strikes late as Haryana fight back through Joginder, Sunny
Joginder Sharma stole the limelight with five-wicket haul while Sunny Singh led a spirited batting effort as Haryana staged a remarkable fightback to leave their Ranji Trophy opener against defending champions Mumbai evenly poised, in Lahli, Haryana, on Monday.
Farewell Sachin... write a postcard to the batting icon
As the batting icon prepares for his farewell Tests, the first of which is at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, here's your chance to wish him all the best. You can do that by sending him a message on one of the specially-designed postcards for the momentous occasion.
Jesse Ryder scores ton on return from injury
New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder compiled a well-crafted century in his first match since surviving an assault that left him in a coma with serious head injuries.
Akhtar says ICC doesn't have `guts` following ball-tampering row
Former Pakistani Test bowler Shoaib Akhtar has slammed the International Cricket Council (ICC) for their `mild rap on the wrist` to South African batsman Faf du Plessis over the ball tampering controversy, saying that the ICC 'doesn't have any guts' to show justice.
Clarke to return to cricket following back injury
Australia have received a major boost less than a month before the start of the Ashes with the news that captain Michael Clarke will return to action for New South Wales on Tuesday, subject to a final fitness Test on his injured back.
October 27, 2013Kirsten makes surprise return to South Africa cricket
Former South Africa coach Gary Kirsten is to make a surprise return to the national team just months after he resigned by rejoining as a "batting mentor," Cricket South Africa said.
Patil walks out of MCA meeting to finalise Tendulkar felicitation
The divisions within the Mumbai Cricket Association, gearing itself up to felicitate retiring senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar, on Sunday came to the fore when newly elected vice-president Vijay Patil walked out of its managing committee meeting in Mumbai.
Tendulkar will not campaign for Congress, says Shukla
BCCI vice-president and Congress MP Rajiv Shukla on Sunday rejected speculation of star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar campaigning for his party in the upcoming assembly elections and termed such reports as "baseless".
The plan was to make Tendulkar play, says Haryana pacer Mohit
Refusing to get swayed away by the hype after dismissing Sachin Tendulkar, Haryana's young all-rounder Mohit Sharma on Sunday said the plan was to "make him play" as much as possible in his side's much-awaited opening fixture of this season's Ranji Trophy match against Mumbai in Lahli.
Ranji round-up: Harbhajan takes six; Aparajith hits ton for TN
Eager to make a comeback to the Indian Test team, Punjab skipper Harbhajan Singh claimed a sensational six-wicket haul to skittle out Odisha for 205 in their first innings on the opening day of a Group A Ranji Trophy match in Mohali.
Tendulkar disappoints but Mumbai on top in Ranji match vs Haryana
Sachin Tendulkar, who got off the mark with a boundary with his trademark straight drive, dragged an incoming delivery from pacer Mohit Sharma back on to his stumps and was bowled for five on Day 1 of the Ranji Trophy match against Haryana.
Political slugfest mars day one of HP-Goa Ranji match
In a dramatic turn of events, the Ranji Trophy Group C match between Himachal Pradesh and Goa was cancelled but resumed later on Sunday after BCCI president N Srinivasan intervened to sort out a political tug of war.
Pujara 7th, Ashwin 8th in ICC Test rankings
Cheteshwar Pujara gained a spot to be the highest-ranked Indian batsman at seventh even as R Ashwin remained steady eighth in the bowlers' list of the latest ICC Test rankings released on Sunday.
India to open World T20 campaign against Pakistan
The Indian cricket team will open its campaign in next year's World Twenty20 Championships against arch-foes Pakistan when the event is staged in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6.
Ajmal reprimanded for using 'abusive language, gestures'
Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been handed an official reprimand by the ICC after he pleaded guilty to using abusive language and gestures during the second Test against South Africa in Dubai, after taking the wicket of Morne Morkel.
October 26, 2013Tahir, Duminy help South Africa level series against Pakistan
Slow bowlers Imran Tahir and JP Duminy spun South Africa to a series-levelling innings and 92-run victory over Pakistan on day four of the second Test in Dubai on Saturday.
'It's not end of the road for Sahara-BCCI relations'
Pune Warriors India are disappointed at being axed from the IPL but expressed hope that it would not be the end of the road as far as their relationship with the BCCI is concerned.
Ball tampering incidents in international matches
Factbox on major ball-tampering incidents in international cricket in the wake of South Africa being penalised five runs during the second test against Pakistan in Dubai on Friday for attempting to alter the state of the ball:
England's Bopara was under ICC's radar for match-fixing
England's Indian-origin cricketer Ravi Bopara was investigated by the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit after an inquiry into this year's Bangladesh Premier League.
Kumble to deliver Pataudi Memorial lecture
Former Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble will deliver the second annual Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture on November 13 in Mumbai.
BCCI terminates Pune Warriors over non-payment of franchise fee
The contract of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sahara Pune Warriors has reportedly been terminated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their failure to pay a bank guarantee of Rs. 174 crores.
SL tour: Williamson to lead New Zealand in McCullum's absence
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum and senior batsman Ross Taylor will skip next month's limited overs series in Sri Lanka to prepare for December's home tests against West Indies, the country's cricket board said on Saturday.
Du Plessis fined for ball tampering incident in 2nd Test
South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis has been fined 50 percent of his match fee after he was found guilty of ball tampering in the second Test against Pakistan.
5th ODI: Match called off after unrelenting rain in Cuttack
The 5th ODI between India and Australia at Cuttack has been called off due to incessant rain.
October 25, 2013We don't cheat and it's as simple as that, asserts AB de Villiers
After South Africa were penalised five runs for ball tampering against Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Friday, AB de Villiers insisted the Proteas were not cheats.
South Africa close in on series-levelling win against Pakistan
South Africa's pursuit of a series-levelling victory against Pakistan was marred on the third day of the second Test in Dubai when they were penalised five runs for ball tampering on Friday.
South Africa docked five penalty runs for ball-tampering
Pakistan were awarded a five-run penalty and the ball was changed on the third day of the second Test against South Africa in Dubai on Friday. Umpire Ian Gould signalled five runs to Pakistan after talking to South African captain Graeme Smith during Pakistan's second innings.
Harbhajan to lead Punjab in Ranji tie vs Odisha
Harbhajan Singh will lead Punjab in the Ranji Trophy match against Odisha at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium in Mohali, from October 27 to 30.
Bangladesh-New Zealand series drawn after rain washes out final day
The two-Test series between Bangladesh and New Zealand ended in a draw after the fifth day of play in the second and final match in Mirpur was abandoned due to rain on Friday.
Aussie media surprised at non-inclusion of Gilchrist, Lillee
The Australian media has claimed that the selection of Alan Knott ahead of Adam Gilchrist as wicket-keeper in the World Test XI of all time by Wisden is embarrassing, and not choosing Dennis Lillee has been unfair.
Melbourne to host ICC Annual Conference 2014
The ICC Annual Conference 2014 - world cricket's biggest annual gathering - will take place in Australia for the first time in its history after Melbourne was awarded the right to host the event.
'Agar handled fame well after 'inspiring' debut for Aussies'
Australian teenage cricket star Ashton Agar's father has said that he knew the player could handle the fame after doing well for the national team and the family did not wonder if the sudden attention would go to his head.
Smith becomes second South African to cross 9000 runs in Tests
South African skipper Graeme Smith completed 9,000 runs in Test cricket during his double hundred against Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday.
October 24, 2013Rain threat to India-Aus 5th ODI in Cuttack, but OCA hopeful
Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) is confident that the fifth One-Day International between India and Australia in Cuttack on Saturday will be held as planned and if required it will use a chopper to dry the outfield at the Barabati Stadium.
Mominul hits unbeaten ton as Bangladesh fight back against Kiwis
Mominul Haque struck an unbeaten century as Bangladesh battled back bravely against New Zealand to leave the second Test and series up for grabs after an entertaining fourth day in Mirpur on Thursday.
SC-appointed IPL spot-fixing probe panel invites info on Meiyappan
The Supreme Court-appointed committee probing the IPL spot-fixing scandal has asked people having information on allegations of betting against Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and other accused to share it them.
Graeme Smith double hundred in SA run-feast against Pak
Captain Graeme Smith hit an unbeaten double century as South Africa went on a merciless scoring spree to establish a 361-run lead over Pakistan on the second day of the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. Smith was 227 not out and a cramping AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 157 as the pair set a new South African fifth-wicket partnership record of 326 to put the top-ranked team firmly in command.
Warner hits Australian record 197 in domestic one-dayer
Australia opener David Warner fell three runs short of the first double century in domestic one-day cricket on Thursday, continuing a rich run of form which could earn him an international recall for the Ashes series next month.
Stone pelted at Dhoni's house after rain-ruined Ranchi ODI
Apparently angry over captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to field first in the fourth One-dayer against Australia in Ranchi, an unidentified person pelted a stone at Dhoni's house in the Harmu Housing Colony on Wednesday night. As a result, a window pane was broken.
Australia skipper Clarke set for Sheffield Shield return
Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke is back in the nets and could return to competitive action by the end of the month in a major boost to the hosts before the start of the Ashes series on November 21.
Australia's Richie Benaud injured in car crash
Former Australia captain Richie Benaud, the voice of cricket for millions of television viewers, has been injured in a car accident and will remain in hospital for the next few days, Channel Nine said on Thursday.
October 23, 2013Rain ruins India-Australia 4th ODI in Ranchi
The fourth One-Day International between India and Australia was abandoned in Ranchi, because of a wet outfield caused by heavy rain.
Tendulkar in Wisden's all-time World Test XI
The batting icon, who will retire from Test cricket after playing against the West Indies in his landmark 200th match in Mumbai next month, was named at his number four slot in the team, announced to mark 150 years of the Cricketers' Almanack, in London.
Corey Anderson's first Test ton puts Kiwis in command
Corey Anderson smashed his first Test century as New Zealand reached 419 for eight against Bangladesh to take a first innings lead of 137 on the third day of the second and final Test in Dhaka on Wednesday.
SA in command after Tahir sends Pakistan crashing for 99
The Pakistan-born bowler made an instant impact on his return to the South Africa line-up and his team mates made sure his hard work did not go to waste as they finished the day on 128 for three wickets, a 29-run first innings lead.
Squad for West Indies Tests to be announced on Oct 29
The Indian squad for next month's two-Test series against the West Indies will be picked in Nagpur on October 29, BCCI sources revealed.
Johan Botha passes biomechanical analysis
South African off-spinner, Johan Botha, who also plays for Adelaide Strikers, has passed the biomechanical analysis of his bowling action and is free to continue playing in CA Competitions, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Wednesday.
Legal issues sees PCB plunge into further uncertainty
Clouds of uncertainty continued to hover over Pakistan cricket with the Election Commission now contemplating to challenge the judgment of Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordering them to conduct elections for the post of PCB chairman in the Supreme Court.
Lorgat not suspended, says Cricket South Africa chief Nenzani
Cricket South Africa (CSA) chairman Chris Nenzani said CEO Haroon Lorgat has not been suspended and his removal relates only to the allegations contained in the David Becker article and he remains responsible for all other areas of the board's operations.
October 22, 2013Water logging at Barabati, uncertainty looms large over fifth ODI
Uncertainty looms large over holding of the fifth ODI between India and Australia on Saturday in Cuttack as heavy rains have caused water logging in the outfield of the Barabati Stadium.
CSA, BCCI deal sad day for cricket, says SA Cricketers' Association
The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) on Tuesday described the curtailed India-South Africa series as a sad day for the sport and said cricket in the country would be at an overall loss due to this decision.
Rain respite for Kiwis after Shakib strikes thrice
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan picked all three New Zealand wickets to fall as the visitors put up 107 for three before rain returned to halt play on Day 2 of the second and final Test on Tuesday.
Fifty-over cricket still most popular, says ICC. Do you agree?
The controlling body of the ICC Cricket World Cup has said that the 50-over format of the game is still the most popular form of cricket in the world, adding that it is confident that fans will flock to the games in 2015 because it is ''real''.
South Africa could miss Steyn, Amla for 2nd Test vs Pak
South Africa could take the field for the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Dubai on Wednesday without either the world's top-ranked bowler or batsman.
BCCI confirms India will tour SA after Lorgat sidelined
Having settled their differences with Cricket South Africa, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Tuesday that it will tour South Africa next month.
October 21, 2013CSA could sacrifice CEO Haroon Lorgat to secure India series
Prospects of the Indian cricket team touring South Africa at the end of this year brightened on Monday following assurances from CSA that it could suspend its CEO, Haroon Lorgat, from dealing with matters related to BCCI and the ICC pending an inquiry into allegations against him.
MCA decides ticket prices for Tendulkar's farewell Test
Mumbai Cricket Association has fixed the prices for the tickets to its member clubs and public at large for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test against
Struggling Ishant sweats it out in nets with bowling coach
Under-fire Indian pacer Ishant Sharma whose sloppy bowling cost India the third One-Day International against Australia, worked overtime with bowling coach Joe Dawes on Monday even as his team mates took a day's break ahead of their fourth match in Ranchi.
Controversy over Lord's cricket ground overhaul
The Marylebone Cricket Club, which owns Lord's Cricket Ground, is embroiled in allegations of "high-handedness" over a planned overhaul of the London-based stadium.
North, South declared joint-winners of Duleep Trophy
With unrelenting bad weather playing spoilsport, North Zone and South Zone were declared joint winners of the Duleep Trophy after the fifth day's play of the final was called off without a ball being bowled in Kochi, on Monday.
Suit filed by Lalit Modi against IPL panel maintainable, says court
The Patial House Court in New Delhi, under additional district judge Ms Ruby Alka Gupta, has held, in its order on October 19, that the suit filed by former Indian Premier League CEO Lalit Modi in February 2013 is maintainable.
Tamim misses century as Kiwis toil on rain-hit opening day
Opener Tamim Iqbal survived two dropped catches to hit an entertaining 95 as Bangladesh reached 228 for five wickets before rain stopped play after tea on the opening day of the second and final Test against New Zealand.
Kerala Cricket Association officials forced to apologise to Tharoor
Bowing to pressure from Youth Congress activists for its statements against Union Minister Shashi Tharoor over the Duleep Trophy final in Kochi, the Kerala Cricket Association tendered an apology to him for "hurting his sentiments".
October 20, 2013Ishant retained, India name unchanged squad for remaining ODIs
Pacer Ishant Sharma retained his place despite his struggle for form as India named an unchanged squad, which played in the first three ODIs, for the remaining four games in the seven-match series against Australia.
Srinivasan gives India tour of South Africa green signal
India's much-anticipated tour of South Africa is all set to go ahead in December with BCCI President N Srinivasan and his CSA counterpart Chris Nenzani agreeing "in principle" for the series during discussions on the sidelines of the ICC Board meeting.
October 19, 2013ICC set to revise Anti-Corruption Code
The ICC has decided that a revised version of a more robust and strengthened ICC Anti-Corruption Code will be submitted for approval at the January 2014 meeting, it was decided on Saturday.
Australia snatch thrilling win in Mohali despite Dhoni ton
Australia rode on James Faulkner's brutal unbeaten 29-ball 64 to take Australia to thrilling 4-wicket win in Mohali on Saturday.
Pakistan recall all-rounder Hafeez for South Africa
Pakistan have recalled all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez for their upcoming five match one day series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates.
Sangwan banned for 18 months by BCCI Anti-Doping tribunal
Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pradeep Sangwan was slapped with an 18-month ban from cricket after being found guilty of consuming a banned anabolic steroid by the BCCI's Anti-Doping Tribunal.
Greg Chappell in line to become chief coach of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) may end up appointing former Australian captain Greg Chappell as its new chief coach.
'Sachin's efforts for education of slum children commendable'
Not only being a record-breaking cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar's involvement in social causes for the education of slum children in Mumbai through the NGO Apnalaya is commendable, according to his mother-in-law.
Akmal, Peterson fined for pushing and shoving in Test
Pakistan wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal and South Africa batsman Robin Peterson have been fined 50 percent of their match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for their shoving match during the first Test.
October 18, 2013Pawar returns at MCA, but rules out BCCI comeback
Former president Sharad Pawar may have made a comeback in the Mumbai Cricket Association after being elected unopposed on Friday, but the Union Minister for Agriculture announced that he has no plans to return to the Board of Control for Cricket in India set-up.
MCA AGM: Inquiry into 405 unsold 2011 World Cup tickets closed
The Mumbai Cricket Association's inquiry into allegations of 405 unsold tickets during the 2011 World Cup was declared closed after it was dismissed at its annual general meeting on Friday.
Duleep Trophy final: North reduce South to 33-2 in 10 overs on Day 2
Only ten overs were possible on the second day of the Duleep Trophy final and, in the brief session post tea, North Zone reduced South to 33 for 2, at the Nehru stadium, in Kochi, on Friday.
Kumble, Srinath will not seek KSCA re-election
Former India captain Anil Kumble and his ex-teammate Javagal Srinath will not seek re-election in next month's Karnataka State Cricket Association elections. 'I am not seeking re-election. It is not due to criticism from some quarters or from KSCA members. I think a new committee with fresh ideas is necessary for good of cricket. I think it is necessary,' Kumble told reporters in Bangalore on Friday.
Wait for my book to read all about 'Monkeygate': Kumble
Former India captain Anil Kumble declined to comment on Ricky Ponting's observation on Sachin Tendulkar's role in the 'Monkeygate' scandal, saying people should wait for his book to know his version of the incident.
Rajasthan High Court stays BCCI ban on Lalit Modi
Former CEO of the Indian Premier League Lalit Modi, on Friday, received interim relief from the Rajasthan High Court, staying the life ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
PCB to plead leniency for Aamir at ICC Board meet
Desperate to save the career of tainted pacer Muhammad Aamir, the Pakistan Cricket Board would try to seek ICC's permission for the youngster to start training at PCB facilities and play some domestic cricket.
Pujara slips to 8th in ICC Test rankings, Amla still top
Cheteshwar Pujara was the highest-ranked Indian batsman despite dropping a rung to eighth while R Ashwin held on to his eighth position in the bowlers' chart of the ICC Test rankings.
Injured Australia quick Pattinson eyes third Ashes Test
Australia fast bowler James Pattinson is recovering from his back injury ahead of schedule and is targeting the third Test in Perth in a boost for the hosts' hopes of wresting the Ashes back from England.
Srinivasan to represent India at ICC meet over anti-corruption
An update on anti-corruption measures and the progress report of Bangladesh's preparedness for next year's World Twenty20 will be top of the agenda when the International Cricket Council's Board gathers in London for a two-day meet starting Saturday.
October 17, 2013CAB wants Tendulkar's photo on 199th Test match ticket
The Cricket Association of Bengal will seek permission from the Board of Control for Cricket in India to have a photograph of Sachin Tendulkar on the ticket for the legendary batsman's 199th Test, which will be staged in Kolkata.
Day 1 of Duleep Trophy final in Kochi washed out
The opening day of the Duleep Trophy final between Noth Zone and South Zone in Kochi on Thursday was called off without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield, caused by overnight rain.
Pakistan hand South Africa first Test loss since 2011
Pakistan lost a few early wickets before completing a convincing seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the first Test, in Abu Dhabi, on Thursday.
CSA planning to send Lorgat on leave to please BCCI?
Bowing to pressure from the BCCI, Cricket South Africa is likely to keep its CEO Haroon Lorgat out of any future engagement with the Indian Board to ensure that the marquee tour by India goes ahead without any further hiccups.
Sharad Pawar elected MCA president unopposed
Sharad Pawar will be elected unopposed as Mumbai Cricket Association president after BJP leader Gopinath Munde's appeal against the rejection of his application to contest for the top post in Friday's polls was turned down.
Australia Ashes boost as McDermott returns as bowling coach
Bowling coach Craig McDermott, who rejuvenated Australia's pace attack before resigning last year, will return to the role for the Test team in a major boost for the hosts ahead of the Ashes series against England.
October 16, 2013Shukla praises players for incredible run chase
BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla praised Indian batsmen for pulling off the second highest ever successful run chase in ODI history against Australia and said the win in the second ODI has made the seven-match series exciting.
Jaipur ODI: Rohit, Virat take India to emphatic win over Australia
An inspired India pulled off an incredible nine-wicket win over Australia in the second cricket one-dayer, achieving the second highest ever run chase in ODI history in what turned out to be a high scoring contest.
South Africa heading for defeat against Pakistan
South Africa will have to dig deep if they are to avoid defeat in the first Test after being reduced to 72 for four wickets in their second innings, still trailing Pakistan by 121 runs, in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Kings XI Punjab duped by title sponsor
KPH Dream Cricket Pvt Ltd, the owners and promoter of the IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab, has filed a criminal complaint against its title sponsor, NVD Solar Ltd and its officials, for "cheating and duping" them of around Rs 14 crore which they were supposed to pay it as per the contract.
Stats: Australia's batsmen set new ODI record in Jaipur
Australia's batsmen made mincemeat of a listless Indian bowling attack at Jaipur in the second ODI to post a massive 359 for 5, and also set a new world record in the process with their top five compiling individual half centuries.
Bailey blitz powers Australia to a massive score
Australian batsmen yet again took the Indian bowling attack to the cleaners as they scored a massive 359 for five, equaling their highest ever total against India, in the second cricket ODI in Jaipur on Wednesday.
Nobody forced me to step down as Aussie captain: Ponting
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting has said in his soon to be released autobiography that no one had forced him to step down as Test captain but instead a number of people tried to talk him out of it.
Agarkar announces retirement from all forms of cricket
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar retired from all forms of cricket, bringing down curtains on a 16-year first class career during which he played in 26 Tests and 191 ODIs besides leading Mumbai to their 40th Ranji Trophy title last season.
Pak PM 'keen' on reviving cricket ties with India
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has taken over as patron-in-chief of the country's Cricket Board, has asked its Chairman Najam Sethi to focus on reviving bilateral series with India.
October 15, 2013Tendulkar to play for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy before WI Test series
In order to prepare for the two-match Test series against the West Indies next month, Sachin Tendulkar will play for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy preliminary round match against Haryana at Lahli starting on October 27.
Munde appeals against rejection of nomination for MCA polls
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopinath Munde on Tuesday filed an appeal against the rejection of his candidature for the post of president in the Mumbai Cricket Association elections on October 18.
Pakistan PM appoints interim committee to take control of PCB
Pakistan's Prime Minister has appointed an interim management committee (IMC) to supersede the Pakistan Cricket Board in order to reorganise the country's cricket structure.
Tendulkar set to become Mumbai's school cricket brand ambassador
According to Mumbai School Sports Association president Father Jude Rodrigues, the master batsman has almost given his nod to the proposal.
Manzoor's maiden Test century puts Pakistan in control
Khurram Manzoor was unbeaten on 131 and Pakistan ended on 263 for three, a lead of 14 runs over South Africa who were bowled out for 249 early in the morning session.
BCCI likely to oppose two new-balls rule in ODIs
If sources are to be believed, the Indian Cricket Board will again oppose the under-trial rule -- using two new white balls from either end of the ground in ODIs -- during the ICC's meeting in January next year.
SA tour decision by Oct 19: BCCI source
The impasse over India's proposed tour to South Africa is likely to end by October 19, according to a top BCCI source, who hinted today that it would consist of two Tests and three ODIs in December.
It will be a very difficult moment for me when Sachin retires: Kohli
India's star batsman Virat Kohli still doesn't know what his reaction would be when Sachin Tendulkar walks out to bat for one last time in international cricket, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in a month's time.
Will miss Tendulkar's presence in the Indian squad: Bedi
India's legendary left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi on Monday said he is not surprised by Sachin Tendulkar's decision to retire from cricket, after the two-Test series against the West Indies next month.
It's official! Tendulkar's farewell Test in Mumbai, Kolkata gets 199th
Sachin Tendulkar's wish to play his 200th and final Test on his home ground in Mumbai is granted the BCCI's Tour, Programmes and Fixtures committee.
Centurion Amla might miss second Test
Hashim Amla, whose unbeaten century steadied South Africa's innings on the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Monday, might miss the second Test because of the imminent arrival of his second child.
October 14, 2013Golden oldie puts Pakistan on top despite Amla ton
Hashim Amla notched his 20th Test century but three wickets for 34-year-old debutant Zulfiqar Babar allowed Pakistan to restrict South Africa to 245 for eight on the opening day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
PCB to request ICC to allow Amir resume domestic cricket
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to push the case of banned pacer Mohammad Amir to at least allow him to resume domestic cricket when the International Cricket Council (ICC) executive board meet in London from October 17 to 19.
Kolkata likely to host Tendulkar's 199th Test
Sachin Tendulkar's wish to play his 200th and final Test on his home ground in Mumbai is all set to be granted when the BCCI's Tour, Programmes and Fixtures committee meets on Monday to chalk out the detailed schedule of next month's West Indies tour.
Ashes: CA to keep player injury list secret
Cricket Australia has said that it will not be divulging the nature of injuries sustained during a match unless the player is ruled out of the Test during the return Ashes series.
South African teams must include at least one black player
All South African first class teams must include at least one black African player from October 16, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Sunday.
October 13, 2013Clinical Australia beat India by 72 runs
Australia rode on a dominating all-round display to thrash a lacklustre India by 72 runs in the first cricket One-dayer in Pune.
Record man Gazi helps Bangladesh register draw against NZ
Bangladesh all-rounder Sohag Gazi became the first cricketer to score a century and record a hat-trick in the same Test on Sunday but could not prevent the first Test against New Zealand ending in a draw in Chittagong.
We don't censor commentators, claims Srinivasan
BCCI President N Srinivasan has rejected accusations that the Indian Cricket Board censors commentators employed by it, insisting that it does not "interfere with the freedom of the press".
October 12, 2013Rain and Bangladesh tail leave NZ Test heading for a draw
Sohag Gazi struck a maiden century as the Bangladesh lower order fought back on the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand to leave the match in Chittagong heading for a draw.
Srinivasan meets CSA chief Nenzani but SA tour still not finalised
If the series finally happens, then there are a couple of possibilities -- two Tests and three ODIs or only three Tests with the limited overs series being scheduled at a later date.
Duleep Trophy: Mukund, Aparajith hit centuries to give South upper hand
Skipper Abhinav Mukund and Baba Aparajith smashed hundreds as South Zone took a firm grip of the Duleep trophy semi-final against Central Zone by reaching 479/9 on the third and penultimate day of the match in Chennai on Saturday.
Duleep Trophy: Ian Singh, Paliwal, Saini tons prop North to 591-8
Ian Dev Singh posted a scintillating 145, while Rajat Paliwal and Nitin Saini also scored unbeaten centuries as North Zone amassed a mamoth 591 for eight declared in their first innings against East Zone on the third day of the Duleep Trophy in Kochi on Saturday.
6-1 win over India in ODI series not realistic, says Aus captain Bailey
They are determined to recapture the number one spot in the ICC ODI rankings but Australia skipper George Bailey said it would be "silly" to assume that the visitors would be able to thrash India by the requisite 6-1 margin in the seven-match series starting in Pune.
Supreme Court-appointed panel to question Meiyappan during IPL probe
The three-member committee appointed by the Supreme Court to probe the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal will question Chennai Super Kings team principal and BCCI president N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan during its four-month investigation.
Zaheer destroys West Indies 'A' to help India 'A' level series
Veteran pacer Zaheer Khan's sensational three-wicket burst helped India 'A' crush West Indies 'A' by an innings and 54 runs in the third and final unofficial Test to level the three-match series, in Hubli.
Challenging conditions to test top team status
The prospect of placid pitches and soaring temperatures present a formidable challenge to South Africa's hopes of verifying their status as the world's top team when their Test series against Pakistan begins in the United Arab Emirates on Monday.
'ICC powerless to face India's dominance'
Former head of International Cricket Council's legal department David Becker accused BCCI president N Srinivasan of working against the interests of the game and using "manipulative tactics" to dominate the ICC.
October 11, 2013Duleep Trophy semis: South well-placed vs Central; Unmukt Chand ton for North
South Zone took command of their Duleep Trophy semi-final after dismissing Central for a mere 209 and scoring 137 for 2 in reply on the second day of the match, in Chennai, on Friday.
Tendulkar's farewell 200th Test in Mumbai
Since the batting icon has expressed his desire to play his landmark 200th match against the West Indies next month in front of his home crowd it is most likely that the BCCI will oblige.
Mominul's maiden ton takes Bangladesh close to Kiwi total
Mominul Haque's fine knock of 181 took Bangladesh close to New Zealand's first-innings total of 469 on the third day of the first Test in Chittagong on Friday.
Video: Cricket will not be the same without Sachin, says Amitabh
Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan was shocked by the news of Sachin Tendulkar deciding to retire after his 200th Test against the West Indies next month. Check out what he had to say in this video.
Amla, Steyn return to South Africa T20 squad
South Africa have recalled top guns Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn for the two-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan to be played in the United Arab Emirates next month.
Pujara hits 306 as India 'A' push for victory over Windies
Skipper Cheteshwar Pujara scored his third triple hundred in first-class cricket as India gained a stranglehold over the West Indies 'A' in the third unofficial 'Test' in Hubli n Friday. The Saurashtra batsman registered an unbeaten 306 as the home side declared their first innings at 564 for 9, just at the stroke of tea, in reply to the West Indies' 268, to take a 296-run lead.
October 10, 2013Yuvraj floors Australia on comeback with blazing knock
Yuvraj Singh made a sensational return to international cricket, blasting his way to an unbeaten 35-ball 77 as India beat Australia by six wickets in a high-scoring one-off T20, in Rajkot, on Thursday.
Watling and Boult rescue New Zealand
A tenth-wicket stand of 127 between BJ Watling (103) and Trent Boult (52 not out) helped New Zealand to a first innings total of 469 on the second day of the opening match in a two-Test series against Bangladesh on Thursday.
Duleep: North Zone make a cautious start on curtailed day
North Zone openers Jiwanjot Singh and Unmukt Chand made a cautious start as they reached 33 for no loss against East Zone with only 17 overs of play possible on a rain-curtailed first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final in Kochi.
Duleep Trophy: Mithun fiery spell puts South in command
An incisive spell of seam bowling by Karnataka's Abhimanyu Mithun helped South Zone reduce Central Zone to 123 for five on a rain curtailed first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final in Chennai.
Share your favourite Tendulkar moment
As the batting icon went on to pile on those runs and conquer many milestones, sure you must have watched some of those knocks. Share your favourite Tendulkar moment.
Gambhir, Pujara tons put India 'A' in command
Out-of-favour opener Gautam Gambhir cracked his first century in more than two years as India 'A' came up with a solid batting display to take firm control of the third unofficial Test against the West Indies 'A' in Hubli.
Hotspot dumped for return Ashes series
The controversial Hotspot technology will not be available to umpires to review decisions in the upcoming Ashes series between Australia and England, its inventor Warren Brennan told local media.
October 09, 2013Williamson leads New Zealand charge with century
Kane Williamson hit a fourth Test hundred to put New Zealand on top on the first day of their opening Test against Bangladesh on Wednesday. The visitors, who chose to bat after winning the toss, reached 280 for five at stumps with the last two wickets falling in the last two overs of the day on a slow and low surface in Chittagong.
MCA polls: It's Sharad Pawar vs Gopinath Munde for president
Union Agriculture minister and NCP strongman Sharad Pawar filed his nomination for the presidentship of the Mumbai Cricket Association on Wednesday, a day after BJP leader Gopinath Munde did so, to make it a two-way fight at the October 18 biennial elections.
'No one cares about cricket in the Mumbai Cricket Association'
The campaigning for the Mumbai Cricket Association's biennial elections, on October 18, is approaching the slog overs, and 'Cricket First', which is still at the crease, is launching a fantastic assault, promising voters the best possible value for their votes.
Check out cricket's new rules which come into effect today
The new playing conditions for all three formats of international cricket -- including the contentious Decision Review System and stricter penalties for ball-tampering -- came into effect with the series between Bangladesh and New Zealand which started in Chittagong on Wednesday.
Nayar bags four wkts to check Windies 'A' charge
On a day of fluctuating fortunes, West Indies 'A' batted brilliantly in the first two sessions and the India 'A' bowlers fought back strongly in the last session, to share the honours at the end of Day 1 in the third unofficial 'Test' at KSCA stadium in Hubli on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka opener Dilshan ends Test career
Sri Lanka opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan is retiring from Test cricket to make way for the next generation but will still be available for the shorter forms of the game.
October 08, 2013Rain threat to India-Australia T20 game in Rajkot
Inclement weather poses a threat to the India-Australia T20 international in Rajkot on Thursday, with the Met department forecasting rainfall over the next 48 hours.
Srinivasan 'quite happy' with SC ruling; BCCI welcomes it
N Srinivasan was "quite happy" after the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed him to resume his duties as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. 'I think the Supreme Court has said I can resume functioning and discharge my functions. So I am quite happy because BCCI needs somebody,' Srinivasan told reporters after the ruling.
Security beefed up in Rajkot ahead of India-Aus T20
Adequate security measures have been put in place by the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) and Rajkot Rural Police ahead of the first T20 match to be played between India and Australia at Khanderi stadium in Rajkot on October 10.
Supreme Court allows Srinivasan to resume charge as BCCI chief
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed N Srinivasan to resume charge as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India while setting up special panel to probe the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Warner handed one match-suspension for skipping club-grade match
Controversial Australian opener David Warner has reportedly been suspended for one match by Cricket New South Wales (NSW) after he failed to turn up for a grade club match last weekend.
Botha cited for suspect action for third time
Former South Africa One-day International captain Johan Botha has had doubt cast on the legitimacy of his bowling action for the third time in his career and will have to undergo biomechanical analysis.
October 07, 2013Botha cited for suspect action for third time, to undergo testing
Former South Africa one-day international captain Johan Botha has had doubt cast on the legitimacy of his bowling action for the third time in his career and will have to undergo biomechanical analysis.
Spot-fixing fails to find mention in Srini's Annual Report
In its quest to paint a rosy picture on the health of Indian cricket, Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan and former treasurer Ravi Savant's note in the Board's Annual Report doesn't have a single mention of the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
SC proposes 3-member panel to probe IPL spot-fixing scandal
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected BCCI's suggestion for setting up a special committee to probe the IPL spot-fixing scandal and proposed a three-member panel headed by former Punjab and Haryana Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal to examine the issue.
'Will request apex court to monitor IPL probe'
Aditya Verma is a pleased man. With a new probe panel being proposed by the Supreme Court to investigate the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, petitioner and Cricket Association of Bihar secretary Verma said he would now request the apex court to monitor the committee's functioning.
CLT20: Mumbai Indians thrash Rajasthan Royals to seal second title
Mumbai Indians gave a fitting farewell to Sachin Tendulkar's T20 career by notching up a comprehensive 33-run victory over Rajasthan Royals to
October 06, 2013Former England bowler Harmison hangs his boots
Former England fast bowler Stephen Harmison announced his retirement from cricket on Sunday.
South beat Central by 1st innings lead in Duleep Trophy, enter semis
Former champions South Zone progressed to the semi-final of the Duleep Trophy cricket tournament by pipping West Zone by virtue of a 313-run first innings lead after their four-day quarter-final ended in a draw in Chennai on Sunday.
PCB wants Indian cricket team to tour Pakistan next year
Pakistan Cricket Board's caretaker chairman Najam Sethi said they have been told by the government to lay stress on convincing international teams to tour Pakistan and a bilateral series with India is high on this agenda.
October 05, 2013Mumbai Indians trounce Trinidad and Tobago to enter CLT20 final
Mumbai Indians rode on Dwayne Smith's quick-fire half-century and his 90-run opening-wicket partnership with Sachin Tendulkar to book a berth in the final of the Champions League Twenty20 after a six-wicket win over Trinidad and Tobago in Delhi on Saturday night. They will play Rajasthan Royals in the title clash on Sunday.
South Zone put one foot in semis of Duleep Trophy
Former champions South Zone have virtually qualified for semi-finals after reducing West Zone to 156 for 6 in on the penultimate day of their four-day Duleep Trophy match in Chennai on Saturday.
Hafeez axed from Pakistan Test squad
Pakistan's national Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez has been dropped from the 12-member squad named for the two-Test series against South Africa to be held in UAE later this month.
Sarfaraz lifts India Under-19 to crushing win over SA in final
Sarfaraz Khan's brilliant all-round showing helped the Indian Under-19 team crush South Africa U-19 by 201 runs in the final to win the Quadrangular Series in Visakhapatnam.
Royals dealt a blow as Hodge ruled out of CLT20 final
Rajasthan Royals were dealt a massive blow ahead of their Champions League Twenty20 summit clash as destructive batsman Brad Hodge, who injured his knee in the semi-final, was declared unfit for Sunday's match.
Zaheer struggles in comeback, India 'A' vs WI 'A' match ends in draw
Opener Kraigg Brathwaite continued his good run with another splendid century while Narasingh Deonaraine cracked a flamboyant 93 as the second unofficial Test between India 'A' and West Indies 'A' ended in a tame draw in Shimoga
October 04, 2013CLT20: Rahane, Tambe help Rajasthan shock Chennai, enter final
Ajinkya Rahane hit a resolute fifty and spinner Pravin Tambe scalped three crucial wickets as Rajasthan Royals notched up a 14-run victory over Chennai Super Kings to advance to the finals of the Champions League Twenty20.
World Cup qualification big day in my life, says Afghan captain
Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi was almost lost for words after his side qualified for the 2015 ICC World Cup on Friday.
Duleep Trophy: Aparajith, Pandey double tons hoist South
Double centuries by in-form Baba Aparajith and Manish Pandey helped South Zone amass 553 for 7 against West Zone on the second day of their four-day Duleep Trophy quarter-final in Chennai on Friday.
Afghanistan make history, qualify for ICC World Cup 2015
Afghanistan beat Kenya by seven wickets, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, to earn automatic qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Virat Kohli hopes to be as fit as Tendulkar at 40
Virat Kohli is among the fittest fielders in the Indian squad, yet he feels he needs to get better, and be as agile as iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
West Indies 'A' take slender lead despite Kaul's heroics
India A conceded a slender 47-run first-innings lead to the West Indies A despite a fighting half-century by Uday Kaul on the third day of the second unofficial Test in Shimoga.
India tour: Edwards recalled in WI Test squad; Sammy to lead
All-rounder Darren Sammy will lead the 15-member West Indies cricket team for the tour of India, starting next month.
'Fighting corruption one of modern cricket's biggest challenges'
Former England captain Mike Gatting has said that fighting corruption is one of the biggest challenges that modern cricket is facing today.
October 03, 2013Kerala Cricket Association to discuss Sreesanth's life ban with BCCI
Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) president T C Mathew on Thursday said he is planning to take up the matter of banned pacer S Sreesanth with senior Board of Control for Cricket in India official Arun Jaitley.
Aparajith, Pandey hit fifties to rally South Zone on Day 1
Responsible batting by young Tamil Nadu all-rounder Baba Aparajith and talented Karnataka batsmen Manish Pandey to guide South Zone to 213 for three at stumps on the day one of the Duleep Trophy quarter-final match against West Zone in Chennai.
Kerala opener Jagadeesh impresses as Sehwag, Gambhir fail again
Virender Sehwag's experiment to bat in the middle-order failed, and Gautam Gambhir's woeful run of form continued, as India 'A' were restricted to 191 for 3 at stumps on the second day of the second unofficial 'Test' against West Indies 'A', at the Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering cricket ground, in Shimoga, on Thursday.
BCCI happy with Star-ESPN title sponsorship deal
Despite just one bid and the sponsorship rights going for its base price, the Board of Control for Cricket in India expressed satisfaction with its deal with Star India Pvt Ltd and ESPN for all 13 home international fixtures till March 2014.
BCCI says many countries ready to play with India if SA tour fails
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday blamed breach of protocol by Cricket South Africa for uncertainty over the Indian team's scheduled tour to that country later this year.
Former BCCI chief Manohar, ruling group in war of words
Former Board of Control for Cricket in India president and eminent lawyer Shashank Manohar was engaged in a proxy war of words with BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel over Tamil Nadu strongman N Srinivasan clinging to the hot seat in the world's richest cricket body.
Star, ESPN bag BCCI sponsorship rights for 2013-14 season
The Board of Control for Cricket in India awarded the title sponsorship for all international series and the domestic tournaments in India for the year 2013-14 to Star Private Ltd. and ESPN at the base price of Rs two crore per fixture, considerably low compared to their previous deal with Airtel on Thursday.
Pakistan spinner Ajmal forced to apologise to coach
Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has had to apologise to the national team's coach Dav Whatmore over seemingly innocuous remarks the player made in a television interview about having a foreign-born coach.
Why are the legends of Indian cricket silent?
'How do any of the cricketers who have been idolised by millions of fans not just for their ability, but also for their integrity and strength of character, continue to stay silent spectators, asks .
October 02, 2013CLT20: Trinidad and Tobago crush Chennai to enter semis
A superb all-round showing from Lendl Simmons helped Trinidad and Tobago crush a formidable Chennai Super Kings by nine wickets to clinch a semi-final berth in the Champions League T20.
Rohit, Smith power Mumbai Indians to emphatic win over Perth
Riding on skipper Rohit Sharma's blistering half-century, Mumbai Indians cruised into the Champions League Twenty20 semifinals with a crushing
Zaheer struggles as Brathwaite's fifty lifts WI 'A' on Day 1
Left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt took three wickets for India 'A' but opener Kraigg Brathwaite's patient half-century helped West Indies 'A' reach 283 for six in 90 overs after opting to bat on day one of the second unofficial four-day 'Test' in Shimoga.
Dhoni says he wanted to join the Indian Army
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he always aspired to be a soldier but destiny intervened to make him a cricketer.
I was eager to prove myself: Rahul Shukla
Rookie pacer Rahul Shukla, who stole the limelight with figures of three for 23 in Rajasthan Royals' four-wicket win over Otago Volts in a crucial Champions League Twenty20 match, said he was eager to prove his worth after being dropped for two games.
'Yuvraj's return was just a matter of time'
Former Test batsman VVS Laxman believes the current Indian cricket team is hungry for more success and backed the hosts to triumph over Australia in the upcoming limited-over series.
October 01, 2013Shukla, Hodge guide Rajasthan to victory over Volts
Pacer Rahul Shukla rocked the rival top-order with three wickets in an over before veteran Brad Hodge hit a blistering fifty as Rajasthan Royals snapped Otago Volts's 15-match winning streak with a four-wicket win in the Champion League Twenty20 Group A match, in Jaipur.
MCA ruling group to support Sharad Pawar for elections
The ruling group of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Tuesday extended its support to Sharad Pawar at the October 18 biennial elections for which the Union Agriculture Minister is expected to file his presidential nomination.
Mohanty, Prasad named in BCCI technical committee
Former India medium pacer Debashish Mohanty of Orissa and ex-stumper M S K Prasad of Andhra have found a place in the Board of Control for Cricket in India's nine-member technical committee, headed by former captain Anil Kumble.
September 30, 2013CLT20: Sunrisers knocked out after rain plays spoilsport
Sunrisers Hyderabad crashed out of the Champions League Twenty20 after their last Group B match against Brisbane Heat was called off due to wet ground conditions.
T&T beat Titans via D/L method to enhance semi-final hopes
Evin Lewis (70) and Darren Bravo (63) hit blistering fifties as Trinidad and Tobago registered a six-run victory over Titans via the Duckworth/Lewis method, in a rain-hit Champions League T20 match at the at the Sardar Patel stadium, in Ahmedabad, on Monday. The victory put the Caribbean side in strong contention for a berth in the semi-finals.
SACA pleads for early end to India tour speculation
The South African Cricketers Association has called on the BCCI and the CSA to urgently work out the itinerary for the upcoming tour by India, saying that the continuing delay is "worrying and frustrating" for the players.
Hussey says Aus batsmen need to improve against spinners
Retired Test batsman Michael Hussey has said after looking at the struggles of the Brisbane Heat batsmen against top-quality Indian spinners that Australia not only has a problem with producing international standard spinners, but has one in facing them as well.
Yuvraj back in India squad for Australia series
Yuvraj Singh made it back to the Indian team for the limited overs series against Australia but seniors Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir were again ignored.
September 29, 2013CLT20: Clinical Rajasthan rout Perth to enter semis
Rajasthan Royals produced a disciplined all-round performance to notch up a convincing nine-wicket victory over Perth Scorchers and seal their semi-final berth in the Champions League Twenty20 in Jaipur.
As per SC directive, Srinivasan won't assume charge: Shukla
The newly appointed BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla said that N Srinivasan "wouldn't assume charge as per Supreme Court directive" and the Tamil Nadu strongman has made it clear to the members of the board.
Neesham guides Otago Volts to an incredible win
All-rounder Jimmy Neesham did the star turn with the bat and ball as Otago Volts beat Highveld Lions in the one-over eliminator in a thrilling Group A match to place themselves in a strong position for a semi-final berth in the Champions League Twenty20 in Jaipur on Sunday.
Kolkata's Eden Gardens may get the nod for Tendulkar's 200th Test
The Tours and Fixtures committee of the BCCI, which will meet under chairmanship of Rajeev Shukla on October 3, is likely to award Tendulkar's historic 200th Test match against West Indies to Eden Gardens, Kolkata, while the 199th Test is likely to be awarded to Ahmedabad's Motera.
ICC does not like dispute between India and South Africa: Richardson
The International Cricket Council does not like the current dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA), ICC chief executive Dave Richardson said.
Bains hits century to lift India U-19 to huge win over Zimbabwe
Opening batsman Ankush Bains blasted his way to a scintillating century as India inflicted a humiliating nine-wicket defeat on Zimbabwe to seal a berth in the final of the Quadrangular Under-19 One-day Series, in Visakhapatnam.
Sehwag, Gambhir fail as Yuvraj's India Blue win Challenger Trophy
Paceman Bhuvaneshwar Kumar followed up his team's superb collective batting effort with a four-wicket haul as India Blue lifted the NKP Salve Challenger Series Trophy with a convincing 50-run victory over Delhi in the final.
Srinivasan gets men of choice in BCCI, Biswal named IPL chief
The long-serving team manager Biswal was appointed chairman of the IPL in the Cricket Board's AGM in Chennai on Sunday.
Srinivasan throws his weight around, re-elected unopposed at BCCI AGM
A defiant N Srinivasan was elected unopposed as BCCI President for a third year during the Board's AGM in Chennai on Sunday even though he will not take charge till further orders from the Supreme Court.
September 28, 2013Clinical Chennai sail into CLT20 semis
Chennai Super Kings became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 after scoring a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Brisbane Heat in a Group B match in Ranchi.
CLT20: Titans thrash Sunrisers Hyderabad for second straight win
Titans skipper Henry Davids (64) and Jacques Rudolph (49 not out) put on a century stand to lead their side to a crushing eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Champions League Twenty20 Group B match in Ranchi on Saturday.
ECB bans Panesar for intimidating behaviour
Troubled England spinner Monty Panesar has been handed a suspended one-match ban for 'intimidating behaviour" towards Worcestershire player Ross Whiteley.
Unmukt century takes Delhi to Challenger Series final
The immensely talented Unmukt Chand again showed his ability to rise to the occasion as his stroke-filled century guided Delhi to the final of the NKP Salve Challenger series with a thumping 112-run win over India 'Red' in the last round robin league match in Indore.
Miller, Permaul help West Indies A crush India A by 162 runs
Manpreet Juneja's resolute knocks went in vain as India A succumbed to a humiliating 162-run defeat against the West Indies A in the first unofficial Test, giving away a 1-0 lead to the visitors in the three-match series in Mysore.
Disgraced Pakistani umpire Rauf rules out travelling to Mumbai
Tainted Pakistan umpire, Asad Rauf has ruled out travelling to Mumbai for any investigation into the IPL spot-fixing scandal in which he was chargesheeted by the Mumbai police.
Defiant Srinivasan all set for third term despite SC directives
Unruffled by the Supreme Court order prohibiting him from taking charge and braving scathing criticism he has encountered on issues of propriety, a defiant N Srinivasan is certain to be elected unopposed as the president of the BCCI during its AGM in Chennai on Sunday.
Record-breaking teenage Surrey batsman Sibley dismissed for 242
Eighteen-year-old Surrey batsman Dominic Sibley was bowled out for 242 against Yorkshire on Friday after entering the record books as the youngest double centurion in English county cricket.
September 27, 2013CLT20: Smith helps Mumbai Indians stay alive with win over Lions
Dwayne Smith smashed an unbeaten half century to help Mumbai Indians beat Highvels Lions by seven wickets and keep their chances alive in the Champions League Twenty20 in Jaipur on Friday.
Panesar given suspended ban for intimidating behaviour
England's troubled spinner Monty Panesar has been given a suspended one-match ban for threatening and intimidating behaviour towards an opponent, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Friday.
Shreyas Iyer ton as India enter Under-19 quadrangular final
Shreyas Iyer smashed a hurricane hundred as the Indian colts beat Australia by 18 runs in a rain-curtailed match and enterd the final of the Under-19 Quadrangular tournament in Visakhapatnam on Friday. The victory enabled the India Under-19 team finish their league engagements unbeaten. They had earlier beaten South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Mysore Test: Spinners put West Indies 'A' in command against India 'A'
Opener Kieran Powell's half century along with spinners Veerasammy Permaul and Nikita Miller's magical spell, tightened the West Indies A grip over India A on the third day of the first unofficial Test at Gangothri Glades Cricket Grounds in Mysore on Friday.
I am going to contest the BCCI elections: Srinivasan
Unruffled by the Supreme Court order prohibiting him from taking charge even on winning the election, under-pressure BCCI chief N Srinivasan has said he will stand for the Board's Presidential polls in the Annual General Meeting in Chennai on Sunday.
Srinivasan, BCCI in a fix after Supreme Court order
N Srinivasan's defiant bid for an extended term as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India has hit a massive roadblock after the Supreme Court ruled that he cannot take charge even if he is elected at Sunday's Annual General Meeting.
Pak retain Misbah, Hafeez for SA Tests; omit openers Farhat, Umar
Pakistan retained under-fire skipper Misbah-ul Haq and out-of-form Muhammad Hafeez, but dropped tall left-arm pacer Muhammad Irfan from the 28-man probables' list for the two-Test series against South Africa.
CAB secretary 'received death threats' for taking on N Srinivasan
Elated by the Supreme Court order, restraining N Srinivasan from taking charge as BCCI President even if he is elected in the AGM, Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) Secretary Aditya Verma has alleged that he braved death threats to fight the legal battle against the Tamil Nadu strongman.
SC restrains Srinivasan from taking charge as BCCI president
N Srinivasan was on Friday restrained from assuming charge of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, if elected to the post, by the Supreme Court, which allowed the Board to hold its proposed Annual General Meeting scheduled for Sunday.
Yuvraj sizzles again as India Blue enter Challenger final
Yuvraj Singh breezed his way to a 56-ball 84 and gave the national selectors another timely reminder of his worth, even as Abhishek Nayar slammed a 39-ball 75, to take India Blue to the final of the NKP Salve Challenger Series with a 11-run win over India Red in Indore on Friday.
Surrey teen Sibley youngest double-centurion in County Cricket
A teenaged English cricketer has made it to the record books by becoming the youngest player to score a double century in the history of England's County Championship.
CLT20: Dhawan, Dhoni fined for slow over rate
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Shikhar Dhawan were fined after their respective teams maintained a slow over rate during the Champions League Twenty20 match, in Ranchi on Thursday.
Dhoni, Raina blast Chennai to victory over Sunrisers
Suresh Raina smashed a quickfire half-century while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced a belligerent unbeaten knock of 63 as Chennai Super Kings outclassed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs in their Champions League T20 match, in Ranchi.
September 26, 2013Sehwag's fluent fifty in vain as Delhi lose to India Blue
Virender Sehwag scored a fluent fifty, but it was not enough to prevent formidable Delhi from going down to India Blue by 18 runs in the opening game of NKP Salve Challenger Series in Indore on Thursday.
Windies 'A' hit back after Rasool bags five
Promising all-rounder Parveez Rasool took five wickets, but West Indies 'A' hit back after being dismissed for 429 in the first unofficial Test at the Gangothri Glades Cricket Ground in Mysore, on Thursday. At stumps on the second day, India 'A' were in a spot of bother at 124 for three, with skipper Cheteshwar Pujara back in the pavilion.
Fans remember Hansie Cronje on 44th birth anniversary
Late South Africa cricket captain Hansie Cronje, was honoured by ardent fans on his 44th birth anniversary on Wednesday.
We gave away 15-20 runs too many Tanvir
Highveld Lions' seamer Sohail Tanvir cited lack of experience as the reason for his team's defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals.
September 25, 2013Rajasthan tame Lions for 10 straight win at home
-year-old Brad Hodge and 41-year-old Pravin Tambe engineered a comfortable 30-run victory for Rajasthan Royals against Highveld Lions of South Africa in the Champions League T20, on Wednesday.
'Broom's knock one of the best in T20 history'
Neil Broom, the Otago Volts batsman who blasted the first century of Champions League T20 this season to help his team beat Perth Scorchers, termed his unbeaten 56-ball 117 run knock as special one.
Broom's blistering century propels Otago to big win
Opener Neil Broom produced a hurricane 117-run knock off just 56 balls as Otago Volts recorded a comprehensive 62-run win over Perth Scorchers in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in Jaipur on Wednesday.
Gambhir dismissed for 3 against Hampshire in County game
Discarded India opener Gautam Gambhir's rough ride in county cricket continued as he was dismissed cheaply for only 3 runs playing for Essex against Hampshire in a Division Two County Championship match.
Decision to ban Modi was a unanimous one: Shukla
Former BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla has said the decision to slap ex IPL chairman Lalit Modi with a life ban was a "unanimous" decision and there was no ambiguity in the verdict by the cricket board.
Sarfaraz's 66-ball century steers India colts to victory over SA
Fifteen year old Mumbai youngster Sarfaraz Khan smashed 101 off only 66 balls to help India colts record a four-wicket victory over South Africa in their round robin league encounter of the U-19 Quadrangular tournament in Visakhapatnam.
Adamant Lalit Modi claims, 'I will have the last call'
Banned for life from India's cricket establishment, a beleagured former IPL boss Lalit Modi is not ready to throw in the towel yet.
Lalit Modi will take legal recourse to challenge BCCI ban: lawyer
Slamming the life ban imposed on Lalit Modi by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, former Indian Premier League chairman's lawyer Mehmood Abdi on Wednesday said he would challenge it in the court.
CLT20: Mumbai Indians vs Lions match shifted to Jaipur
The downpour in Gujarat has forced the BCCI to shift the Champions League Twenty20 Group A match between Mumbai Indians and the Highveld Lions from Ahmedabad to Jaipur.
Lalit Modi guilty of 'indiscipline'; banned for life by BCCI
Suspended Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi has been banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday.
Modi asks BCCI to adjourn SGM
Embroiled in a legal tussle with the BCCI, former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has requested the Cricket Board to adjourn its Special General Meeting, where he could be handed a life ban, till the matter was sub-judice.
Former England player Hick named Australia talent coach
Australia have appointed former England batsman Graeme Hick as high performance coach for their talent development programme, after employing the Zimbabwe-born 47-year-old as a consultant for the past four months.
Defiant Modi moves SC for stay of BCCI meet
The suspended IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi has moved the Supreme Court for a stay of the BCCI special meet.
I am responsible for Srinivasan's vices, says Modi
Unperturbed at the prospect of a possible life ban, a defiant Lalit Modi on Tuesday continued his tirade against Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan and said he will not "sit back quietly" and watch the Tamil Nadu strongman "destroy" Indian cricket.
All-rounder Perera lifts Sunrisers to victory over Trinidad
All-rounder Thisara Perera smashed a quickfire half-century as Sunrisers Hyderabad staged a remarkable fightback to pip Trinidad and Tobago by four wickets in the Champions League Twenty20 in Mohali.
September 24, 2013Marchant de Lange stars as Titans beat Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat's Champions League Twenty20 campaign suffered a huge setback after a four-run defeat to South Africa's Titans, in Mohali, on Tuesday. Chasing a modest 124 for victory, the Australian side lost wickets in a heap after dismissal of skipper James Hopes, who hit a defiant 37, and tasted their second straight defeat in the tournament.
Decks cleared for BCCI life ban on Lalit Modi
With the Delhi high court allowing the Board of Control for Cricket in India to conduct its Special General Meeting (SGM) in Chennai on Wednesday, the decks are cleared for the Board to impose a possible life ban on former IPL chairman Lalit Modi for alleged financial irregularities while being at the helm of the cash-rich league from 2008-2010.
Pujara-led India 'A' wary of Windies after losing ODI series
Led by the in-form Cheteshwar Pujara, India 'A' will eye revenge for the ODI series loss when they take on a confident West Indies 'A' in the unofficial three-Test series, starting at the Gangotri Glades, in Mysore, on Wednesday.
September 23, 2013Srinivasan's re-election will be doomsday for Indian cricket: Modi
Former IPL chairperson Lalit Modi was his usual outspoken self when he said it will be 'doomsday' for the Indian cricket if N Srinivasan gets re-elected as BCCI president at the Board's AGM on September 29.
Stop speculating on Tendulkar's retirement, BCCI tells media
The Board of Control for Cricket believes it is best left to the Mumbai batsman to decide on his future.
U-19: Hooda stars as India thrash Zimbabwe by 148 runs
Deepak Hooda's all-round performance helped the Indian Under-19 cricket team register a comprehensive 148-run win over Zimbabwe in the opening match of the Quadrangular Under-19 One-Day Series, in Visakhapatnam on Monday.
England recall Panesar for Ashes Tests in Australia
England recalled troubled left-arm spinner Monty Panesar on Monday and named three uncapped players in a 17-man squad for the return Ashes series in Australia that starts in November.
Rain washes out Monday's CLT20 matches in Ahmedabad
Both the matches on Monday's programme in the Champions League T20 tournament in Ahmedabad were washed out.
SLC dismisses fixing allegations against Perera
Sri Lanka Cricket denied reports that all-rounder Thisara Perera indulged in match-fixing during this year's Indian Premier League, saying that it has full faith in its players.
England set to recall Panesar, Stokes for Ashes series
England are set to take Durham all rounder Ben Stokes on his first Ashes tour in the hope that he will perform better than in his last Aussies trip, and Monty Panesar may also get a chance.
Titan skipper Davids rues giving too many extras
Titans Captain Henry Davids has blamed his team's four-wicket loss to Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twenty20 opener on the extras that his bowlers conceded during the game.
CL T20: Did Lara pep talk spur Trinidad to win?
Trinidad & Tobago might have notched up a convincing 25-run win over Brisbane Heat on Sunday, but captain, Denesh Ramdin is not satisfied with the performance of his batsmen.
Hussey, Raina guide Chennai to victory over Titans
Riding on a solid batting performance, the formidable Chennai Super Kings opened their Champions League Twenty20 campaign in style, defeating South Africa's Titans by four wickets in a high-scoring encounter in Ranchi on Sunday.
September 22, 2013CLT20: Rampaul triggers Trinidad to win over Brisbane
Pacer Ravi Rampaul led a fine bowling performance by scalping four wickets as Trinidad and Tobago defended a small total to beat Brisbane Heat by 25 runs in a low-scoring Champions League Twenty20 match in Ranchi on Sunday.
CLT20: Perth Scorchers gear up for Lions
The Lions from South Africa will look ride on the performance of their captain Alviro Petersen to guide them to a better finish.
Rohit Sharma fined for slow over-rate
The IPL champion's captain Rohit Sharma was fined $ 1,500, while his teammates were docked $ 750 each for maintaining a slow over-rate during their Champions League Twenty20 match against the Rajasthan Royals on Saturday night in Jaipur.
September 21, 2013CLT20: Rajasthan record easy 7 wicket win over Mumbai in opener
Young Sanju Samson hit a quickfire half-century to help Rajasthan Royals register a convincing seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the Champions League T20 in Jaipur, on Saturday.
Shetty to challenge MCA election eligibility rules
With an eye on the October 18 biennial elections of the Mumbai Cricket Association, senior cricket administrator Prof Ratnakar Shetty is all set to challenge in the court an amendment made to its election rules in July which debars him from contesting the elections.
Umpire Rauf claims innocence in IPL spot-fixing scandal
Tainted umpire Asad Rauf was on Saturday chargesheeted by Mumbai police in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case but the Pakistani official claimed innocence and said he has no link with bookies.
All payments during IPL in SA in 2009 were legitimate: BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday refuted allegations that it violated India's foreign exchange regulations while conducting the second edition of the Indian Premier League in South Africa in 2009, insisting that all the payments were "bona fide and legitimate".
Former CSK team principal Meiyappan chargesheeted in IPL betting scam
The Mumbai police on Saturday chargesheeted Chennai Super Kings's former team principal Gurunath Meiyappan in the betting scandal that rocked the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League earlier this year.
Yuvraj, Sharma shine as India 'A' crush West Indies 'A' in T20
An inspired Yuvraj Singh once again led from the front with an all-round effort while leg-spinner Rahul Sharma produced a five-for as India 'A' cantered to a crushing 93-run win in the one-off Twenty20 match against the West Indies 'A'.
I have got nothing to do with Meiyappan: Srinivasan
BCCI President N Srinivasan sought to distance himself from his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan, who will be chargesheeted in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, saying that law will take its course in the matter.
September 20, 2013McCullum brothers help Otago crush Hyderabad
The McCullum brothers -- Nathan and Brendon -- came up with match-winning performances as Otago Volts crushed Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in the inconsequential sixth and final qualifying match of the Champions League T20, in Mohali, on Friday.
Misbah stars as Faisalabad register consolation win in CLT20
Faisalabad Wolves rode on skipper Misbah-ul-Haq's unbeaten 93 to beat Kandurata Maroons by 10 runs and post a consolation win in an inconsequential qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 in Mohali, on Friday.
In-form Yuvraj hopes to be picked in India's ODI team
Following his good showing with the bat for India 'A' in the recently-concluded unofficial ODI series against West Indies 'A', Yuvraj Singh said he hopes to be picked in the Indian team for the ODI series against Australia next month.
Pakistan wants to play bilateral cricket series with India
BCCI might be keen on organising a tri-series involving Pakistan and Sri Lanka in India later this year, but Pakistan Cricket Board's caretaker chairman Najam Sethi said he would be more interested in reviving bilateral cricketing ties between the two nations.
'Lele's administrative capabilities were excellent'
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday condoled the death of Jaywant Lele, the diminutive former BCCI secretary during whose tenure the match-fixing scandal broke out in 2000, and who passed away at his residence in Vadodara following a massive heart attack.
Former BCCI secretary Jaywant Lele passes away
Former secretary of the Indian Cricket Board, Jaywant Yeshwant Lele passed away at his residence in Vadodara following a massive heart attack.
September 19, 2013Srinivasan says 'going to stand' for re-election as BCCI chief
N Srinivasan will contest the election for presidentship of the Board of Control for Cricket in India in Chennai on September 29.
Edwards ton helps Windies 'A' beat India 'A' and clinch series
A chanceless century by Kirk Edwards, followed by a fine display in the field, enabled West Indies 'A' beat India 'A' by 45 runs in the third and final one-dayer at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on Thursday. The victory gave the West Indies a 2-1 triumph in the three-match List A series, following victories in the second and third unofficial ODIs.
September 18, 2013CLT20: Sunrisers Hyderabad cruise to main round with crushing win
Shikhar Dhawan continued his blazing form as he lead Sunrisers Hyderabad to the main round of the Champions League T20 after a crushing seven-wicket victory over Pakistan's Faisalabad Wolves by seven wickets in their second qualifying round match.
Airtel not to renew sponsorship contract with BCCI
Telecom major Airtel has decided against renewing the title sponsorship contract with the BCCI for India's international matches at home leading to the Board calling a marketing committee meeting in Mumbai, on Thursday.
BCCI bid to change two white balls rule in ODIs opposed
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's bid to change the existing rule of using two new white balls in One-Day Internationals encountered opposition from some other member Boards following which the ICC decided that only one ball will be used in a curtailed match.
Sri Lanka coach Ford confirms he will leave in January
Sri Lanka head coach Graham Ford has confirmed he will quit when his contract expires in January, despite being pressed to reconsider by the island nation's cricket authorities.
Doeschate sets up second straight win for Otago Volts
A fine all-round show by Ryan ten Doeschate powered the Kiwi side to a convincing six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka's Kandurata Maroons.
Two additional reviews after 80 overs in Tests from Oct 1
The International Cricket Council announced on Wednesday that teams will be allowed two additional reviews after 80 overs in an innings in Test matches where the Decision Review System is used from October 1.
Herath awaiting clearance for CLT20
Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath might have been named in the Kandurata Maroons team for the Champions League Twenty20 but he is yet to get clearance to play in the tournament, the Sri Lanka Cricket said.
Lorgat stays mum over India's SA tour till BCCI AGM
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has decided not to comment on India's scheduled tour to South Africa until BCCI's Annual General Meeting takes place on September 29.
Zaheer Khan honing skills in South Africa
After working on his fitness in France, Indian pacer Zaheer Khan is now honing his skills with South African provincial team Knights in an attempt to regain his place in the Indian national squad.
'Regular Indo-Pak cricket will also lead to improved relations'
Former captain Zaheer Abbas feels restoration of bilateral cricket ties with India would prove to be beneficial for Pakistan as presently India is in astronger position in world cricket.
MCA submits formal request to BCCI for Sachin's 200th Test
Mumbai Cricket Association has formally requested the BCCI to allot the second and final Test between India and the West Indies to the Wankhede Stadium so that Sachin Tendulkar could play his milestone 200th Test before the home crowd.
September 17, 2013Dhawan's blistering fifty helps Sunrisers make a winning start
Shikhar Dhawan led from front with a sparkling half-century as Sunrisers Hyderabad trounced Kandurata Maroons by eight wickets in their opening match of the Champions League Twenty20 Qualifiers, in Mohali on Tuesday.
Now, Gopinath Munde pads up for Mumbai Cricket Association elections
Union Agriculture Minister Pawar, a former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and also the International Cricket Council, has shown interest in contesting the election, according to incumbent MCA president Ravi Savant.
MCA requests for Tendulkar's 200th Test, BCCI says yet to decide
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has formally requested the BCCI to allot the second and final Test between India and the West Indies to the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai so that Sachin Tendulkar could play his milestone 200th Test in front of his home crowd.
New Zealand's Otago Volts whip Pakistan's Faisalabad Wolves
Skipper Brendon McCullum led from the front, smashing an unbeaten 83, as Otago Volts from New Zealand beat Pakistan's Faisalabad Wolves by eight wickets in a qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 in Mohali on Tuesday.
Lorgat-Patel meeting fails to break impasse on India's tour of SA
India's tour of South Africa will be confirmed only after the BCCI's annual general meeting later this month it was revealed on Tuesday after its secretary, Sanjay Patel, met with Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat in Dubai over the issue.
Carter's century steers Windies 'A' past India 'A' in 2nd match
India's bowlers found the going tough after a good start as Jonathan Carter smashed his way to a remarkable century and took West Indies 'A' to 279 for 6, in the second unofficial one-dayer at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Carter dominated the West Indies innings, smashing the Indian attack to all corners of the ground, in an impressive 133 off 132 balls.
Sandeep Warrier replaces injured Irfan for Challenger Trophy
All-rounder Irfan Pathan has been ruled out of the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, later this month, following an injury. He is replaced in the India Red squad, which will be led by his brother Yusuf, by Kerala medium-pacer Sandeep Warrier.
Vijay Zol to captain India U-19 in quadrangular series
Vijay Zol will lead a 15-member Indian under-19 cricket team in a quadrangular one-day series against Australia, South Africa and Zimbabwe starting
Dhoni's penchant for bikes puts cops on toes
The local police in Ranchi has requested the family of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to inform them about India captain's early morning bike rides purely for security reason.
Watson, Johnson shine as Australia beat England in final ODI
Australia's three most talented players made significant contributions to take their team to a 49-run victory in the deciding final one-dayer against England on a chilly evening at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Monday.
September 16, 2013Lorgat, Patel meet at ICC Chief Executives' gathering
Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Sanjay Patel met with Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat on Monday, on the sidelines of the ICC Chief Executives' meet in Dubai.
Police harassed me and obtained signed statements: Sreesanth
Banned fast bowler Shantakumaran Sreesanth claimed innocence in a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India's disciplinary Committee and said his confession to Police in the spot-fixing saga was under duress.
Dhoni set to play first T20 before home crowd
Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all set to play for the first time in the shorter version before his home crowd.
September 15, 2013Yuvraj's fiery ton helps India 'A' thrash Windies 'A'
Yuvraj Singh knocked at the doors of national team selectors following a superb, quick-fire century (89-ball 123) to lead India 'A' to a thumping 77-run victory over West Indies 'A' in the first of the three-match One-day series, in Bangalore on Sunday.
IPL spot-fixing: 'Srinivasan has made Sreesanth a scapegoat'
Calling the life ban imposed on S Sreesanth "bizarre", his lawyer Rebecca John said the tainted pacer will challenge the BCCI's decision in court as it is "completely against the principles of natural justice".
CLT20: We have no security issues, says Faisalabad Wolves' coach
Pakistan's Faisalabad Wolves received visas to participate in the Champions League T20 in India and team manager Haroon Rasheed expressed confidence about his squad's safety in the country.
September 14, 2013Buttler dishes up England win despite McKay hat-trick
Jos Buttler made an unbeaten half-century as England shrugged off Clint McKay's hat-trick to win the fourth one-day international against Australia by three wickets on Saturday to set up a series decider on Monday.
Modalities of 2014 Asia Cup discussed in ACC meet
Top members of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), on Saturday, discussed the modalities of the 2014 Asia Cup tournament, which is to be hosted by Bangladesh for a second straight time, in February-March next year.
Chawla's all-round effort helps Somerset beat Surrey in County match
Uttar Pradesh all-rounder Piyush Chawla continued his decent showing in the upper division of EnglishCounty Championship as his side Somerset beat Surrey by seven wickets to log home five points.
CLT20: Dhawan named Sunrisers Hyderabad captain
India's new batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan will captain Sunrisers Hyderabad in this year's Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament to begin on Tuesday.
Rankings: Pakistan dive to sixth spot after shock loss to Zimbabwe
Propelled by the embarrassing loss to minnows Zimbabwe, Pakistan fell two rungs down the list to sixth in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Saturday.
2nd Test: Zimbabwe record historic 24-run win over Pakistan
Zimbabwe completed only their 11th Test victory with a dramatic 24-run win over Pakistan at Harare Sports club on Saturday to draw the series 1-1.
India host to Pakistan, Sri Lanka in year-end tri-series?
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly hoping to convince their Indian counterparts, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), to host a tri-series later this year during an Asian Cricket Council meeting in Chennai.
All eyes on captain Yuvraj Singh as India A take on WI A
All eyes will be on Yuvraj Singh when he captains India A, a team on a roll after the clean sweep against New Zealand A, in an ODI series against the West Indies A starting in Bangalore on Sunday.
'I will make a comeback and I have started training for that'
Despite the BCCI imposing him a life ban on spot-fixing charges in the IPL, Indian Test pacer S Sreesanth has said he still hopes to play for the country.
It'll act as a deterrent and others will learn a lesson: Dalmiya
Hailing the BCCI disciplinary committee's decision to punish corrupt players on IPL spot-fixing scandal, the Indian Cricket Board interim chief
Ajmal, Misbah key to Faisalabad Wolves' chances in CLT20
With hardly any international flavour in their ranks, their hopes rest on ace spinner Saeed Ajmal, the top-rated spinner in world cricket, and the experienced Misbah, who will look to shoulder the responsibility of amassing the runs.
September 13, 2013Misbah leads Pakistan fightback as Zimbabwe sniff rare Test win
Zimbabwe are still in with a chance of an upset victory, but Pakistan appeared in control at close on the fourth day of the second Test in Harare on Friday. Pakistan, needing 264 for victory, finished on 158 for five.
Lara to travel to India with Trinidad and Tobago team for CLT20
West Indies batting legend Brian Lara travel to India with the Trinidad and Tobago team for the Champions League Twenty20 tournament, commencing on September 17, in Mohali. Although not a formal part of the team management, Lara, during his visit to India, will play a dual role of T&T tourism ambassador and mentor for the Red Force.
I always maintained that I was innocent: Harmeet
Mumbai left-arm spinner Harmeet Singh, who was let off for lack of evidence in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing probe, expressed happiness, saying he always maintained he was innocent.
SA may suffer as India mulls tri-series against Sri Lanka, Pakistan
If the tri-series takes place, then South Africa would be left with no other option but to host India for two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 international from December and ending with the New Year's Test.
MCA says Chavan's ban is 'sad day for Mumbai cricket'
Mumbai Cricket Association joint secretary Nitin Dalal on Froiday said he felt pity for promising left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan, who was banned for life by the BCCI on spot-fixing charges in the Indian Premier League, saying that he was on the verge of being picked for India 'A' team.
Sreesanth, Chavan handed life ban in IPL fixing scam
India pacer S Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals team mate Ankeet Chavan have been banned for life for their alleged role in the spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League, the BCCI announced on Friday.
I will come out clean, says Sreesanth
The threat of a life ban looms large over him, but tainted India pacer Shantakumaran Sreesanth is unfazed. He is confident of come out clean in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian Premier League this year.
Pakistan's Faisalabad Wolves granted visa to play in India in CLT20
Pakistan's Faisalabad Wolves have been granted visas to play the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India, it was reported on Friday.
September 12, 2013Vitori's five-wicket haul gives Zimbabwe upper hand vs Pak
Brian Vitori grabbed five wickets and opener Tino Mawoyo scored a half-century as Zimbabwe took control of the second Test against Pakistan with a 185-run lead on Thursday.
Harmeet says statements 'twisted' in spot-fixing inquiry report
Young left-arm spinner Harmeet Singh has told the Board of Control for Cricket in India that he personally had no knowledge whether his three Rajasthan Royals' teammates who are implicated in the IPL spot-fixing scandal had any intention of wrongdoing.
India 'A' score nail-biting win over Kiwis, complete 3-0 sweep
Ashok Menaria and Kedar Jadhav hit half centuries as India 'A' scored a nail-biting two-wicket victory over New Zealand 'A' in the third and final one-dayer in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. The victory, which was achieved with four balls to spare, gave the hosts a 3-0 series triumph.
Hosting of IPL 2014 to be bargaining chip in SA schedule dispute
A likely hosting of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) for the second time in South Africa may reportedly be a surprise 'bargaining chip' for the country in their scheduling dispute with the Indian cricket authorities.
WACA slams 'devastating' Perth Test snub for India series
Perth's WACA ground will not host a match in Australia's summer of cricket for the first time since 1976-77, with the four Tests against India in 2014-15 to be played in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
England vs Australia third ODI in Birmingham washed out
Steady rain forced the umpires to call off Wednesday's third One-Day International between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham after only 15.1 overs.
'The BCCI and CSA engaged over a period on India tour schedule'
Cricket South Africa (CSA) did not act unilaterally when it announced the schedule for an extended tour by India later this year that is now under
September 11, 2013Manzoor, Younus steady Pakistan in Harare Test
Khurram Manzoor and Younus Khan scored half centuries as Pakistan made a strong reply to Zimbabwe's first innings total of 294 on the second day of the second Test at the Harare Sports Club, on Wednesday. At the close, Pakistan were 163 for 3, with Younus unbeaten on 52 and captain Misbah-ul-Haq on 27.
Former England pacer Hoggard to retire
Matthew Hoggard, who was part of England's memorable Ashes winning side in 2005, represented his country in 67 Tests and 26 One-Day Internationals between 2000 and 2008.
Gambhir rejoins Essex, scores 32
Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir scored a patient 36 on rejoining Essex, in the County Championship Division Two four-day match against Kent in Canterbury on Wednesday.
September 10, 2013Dravid backs Sehwag, Zaheer and Gambhir to return to Indian team
Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Tuesday backed out-of-favour players like Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir who have been included in the India 'A' squad against visiting West Indies 'A' to get back to form and return to the Indian Test team.
Nepal CA red-faced after using Sehwag picture on souvenir cover
The Cricket Association of Nepal has been left red-faced after using star Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag's picture in a Nepal national team jersey in its annual souvenir. The annual souvenir 2013, published by CAN, has a Sehwag action picture, wearing a deep blue jersey of the Nepal cricket team, on its cover.
Menaria stars in six-wicket win over New Zealand 'A'
Ashok Menaria produced an all-round show as India 'A' scored a convincing six-wicket victory over New Zealand 'A' in the second one-dayer between the countries to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.
Sehwag, Gambhir, Zaheer get lifeline against West Indies 'A'
The out-of-favour opening pair of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir were handed a lifeline by the national selectors on Tuesday when they were included in the India 'A' squad for the second and third four-day matches against the touring West Indies 'A' later this month.
India open New Zealand tour with ODI on Jan 19
India's cricket team will open its tour of New Zealand with the first of five One-day Internationals in Napier on January 19, 2014, while Auckland and Wellington will stage the two Tests in the series.
Hashim Amla named South African Cricketer of the Year
Veteran South African cricketer Hashim Amla has reportedly become the third player from the country to be named his country's 'Cricketer of the Year' on two occasions, when he received the award for 2012/2013 season at a gala Cricket South Africa (CSA) banquet.
Gautam Gambhir to rejoin Essex today
Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir will re-join Essex cricket team on Tuesday to play the remainder of his maiden English county season after he returned home for a brief period due to family issues.
September 09, 2013Australia paceman Starc in doubt for Ashes
Australia paceman Mitchell Starc is in doubt for the return Ashes series against England after suffering a stress fracture in his lower back.
IPL spot-fixing: Chandila, two others granted bail by Delhi court
Suspended cricketer Ajit Chandila and two others have been granted bail in the IPL spot-fixing case by a Delhi court.
September 08, 20132nd ODI: Clarke ton powers Australia to victory
Captain Michael Clarke blasted a magnificent 105 as Australia outplayed England in all departments to beat the hosts by 88 runs in the second One-Day International at Old Trafford on Sunday and go 1-0 up in the series.
Uthappa's ton guides India 'A' to victory over New Zealand 'A'
India discard Robin Uthappa slammed a sparkling century as India 'A' recorded a comprehensive six-wicket victory over New Zealand 'A' in the first of the three-match unofficial ODI series in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
September 07, 2013Harare Test: Ajmal helps Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal claimed match figures of 11 for 118 as Zimbabwe collapsed to 120 all out before lunch on the final day of the first Test in Harare on Saturday to lose by 221 runs.
Zimbabwe face uphill task after Younus double ton hoists Pakistan
Pakistan's most accomplished batsman Younus Khan completed an unbeaten double century on Friday to turn the course of the first Test against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. At the close Zimbabwe, set 342 for victory when Pakistan declared their second innings closed at 419 for nine, were 13 for one after Tino Mawoyo was dismissed lbw for two by off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.
September 06, 2013Pakistan's Umar Akmal cleared to play again by neurologists
Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal has been given the green light to resume playing after suffering a fit while on duty for Barbados in the Caribbean Premier League last month.
Chawla's 10-wicket haul goes in vain as Somerset loses
Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla's good run in English county circuit continued with a match haul of 10-wickets for Somerset against Derbyshire in a Division One game London.
Rain washes out first England-Australia ODI
Rain washed out the first of five one-day internationals between England and Australia at Headingley in Leeds on Friday.
Lorgat, BCCI secretary Patel to discuss SA tour schedule
Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Sanjay Patel and Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat will meet during the upcoming ICC Chief Executives' Committee meeting, in Dubai, on September 16-17.
Lalit Modi lashes out at BCCI Disciplinary Committee
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has hit out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and it's Disciplinary Committee.
Sodhi, Anderson in New Zealand Test squad for Bangladesh
Uncapped leg spinner Ish Sodhi and all rounder Corey Anderson have been promoted from the New Zealand 'A' team to the full Test squad for a two Test series in Bangladesh in October.
September 05, 2013Younis digs Pakistan out of trouble against Zimbabwe
Juneja falls for 193 as India 'A' vs NZ 'A' 2nd match ends in a draw
Manprit Juneja narrowly missed out on a well-deserved double hundred for India 'A' while the New Zealand 'A' top-order got some much needed batting practice as the second unofficial 'Test' between the two sides finished in a dull draw, in Visakhapatnam, on Thursday.
West Indies to play 2 Tests and 3 ODIs in India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Thursday that the four-week tour, which will comprise of two Tests and three One-day Internationals apart from a three-day warm-up game, will begin on October 31 and conclude on November 27.
Ex-ICC chief Mani backs DRS, says it will only get better
Former president Ehsan Mani has backed the International Cricket Council's decision to persist with the Decision Review System, saying it has helped in reducing umpires' mistakes.
It would be nice if Lorgat apologises, says BCCI chief Dalmiya
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said it would be nice if Cricket South Africa's new CEO Haroon Lorgat apologises to the BCCI to iron out differences between the two Boards.
September 04, 2013Harare Test: Waller, Raza help Zimbabwe take lead over Pakistan
A 127-run partnership between Malcolm Waller and debutant Sikandar Raza helped Zimbabwe to a slender 32-run lead with three wickets in hand over Pakistan at the end of the second day of the first Test in Harare.
Juneja hits unbeaten 178 in fitting reply to New Zealand 'A'
Young Gujarat batsman Manprit Juneja showed perfect temperament for the longer format of the game, scoring a patient, unbeaten 178 in India A's first innings total of 408 for 7 against New Zealand 'A' at stumps, on the third day of the second unofficial 'Test', in Visakhapatnam, on Wednesday.
Eden Gardens to stage match with pink balls, under floodlights
The Cricket Association of Bengal will stage the four-day final of the S K Acharya memorial tournament (Ranji Trophy pre-season tourney) with pink balls and under floodlights. The title round of the four-team tournament will be played at the Eden Gardens from October 1-4.
Perth Scorchers' Mitchell Marsh to miss CLT20 with injury
Perth Scorchers young gun Mitchell Marsh will not play in the Champions League T20 tournament in India after being ruled out with yet another hamstring injury.
MCA wants to host Tendulkar's 200th at Wankhede out of turn
Mumbai Cricket Association wants to host what would be senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test match against the West Indies in November at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
CSA could lose 2.5m rand a day if India tour is shortened
Cricket South Africa could lose massive amounts in revenue if India's tour to the country later this year gets shortened, as the BCCI now wants a mere two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20 matches, instead of the seven ODIs and three Tests.
Morgan, Bopara steer England to victory over Ireland
England captain Eoin Morgan recorded his highest one-day score on Tuesday with 124 not out to help his team to a six wicket victory over his native Ireland in a one-day international in Dublin.
Zimbabwe take nine Pakistan wickets on opening day
Zimbabwe captured nine Pakistan wickets for 249 runs on the opening day of the first Test in Harare on Tuesday after a frustrating ninth-wicket partnership between Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan.
September 03, 2013Dublin T20: Morgan, Bopara take England to win over Ireland
England captain Eoin Morgan recorded his highest one-day score on Tuesday with 124 not out to help his team to a six wicket victory over his native Ireland in a one-day international in Dublin.
Bracewell falls four short of ton as Kiwis amass 437 vs India 'A'
Vasudevan Jagadeesh (40) and Manprit Juneja (43) put on an unbeaten 78-run partnership to help India 'A' end Day 2 in the second and final unofficial 'Test' against New Zealand 'A' on 94 for 2 at the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy stadium in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.
Australia allows Ahmed to drop beer logo from shirt
Cricket Australia have agreed to let Muslim leg spinner Fawad Ahmed compete without the logo of a sponsor's beer brand on his shirt out of respect for his "personal beliefs".
September 02, 2013Sangakkara meets with SLC, thrashes out CLT20 row
Senior batsman Kumar Sangakkara and officials of Sri Lanka Cricket met on Monday to sort out differences arising after the board questioned the former captain's loyalty towards the country ahead of the upcoming Champions League Twenty20.
Corey Anderson, Anton Devcich tons rally New Zealand against India 'A'
Middle-order batsmen Corey Anderson and Anton Devcich staged a spirited fightback after early jitters as New Zealand 'A' ended the first day's play against India 'A' on 300 for eight, in the second and final four-day 'Test' in Hyderabad on Monday.
England set to host India for five Tests; a first in half a century!
England has agreed to host India for five Test matches, for the first time in 50 years, when the team lands in London for a long series which will also include five ODIs and a Twenty20 International next year.
Gambhir cuts short county stint at Essex due to family reasons
India batsman Gautam Gambhir has been forced to cut short his stint with Essex due to family reasons but the English county club is hopeful of his return before the end of the season.
September 01, 2013Warner axed from Australia's ODI squad, Starc injured
Batsman David Warner has been dropped from Australia's one-day international squad while paceman Mitchell Starc will fly back home because of lower back soreness, the country's cricket board said on Sunday.
Will Wankhede host Tendulkar's 200th Test?
Speculations are rife that Sachin Tendulkar could get a chance to play the historic 200th Test match of his career in front of his home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai later this year, but Mumbai Cricket Association officials are not yet rejoicing.
Srinivasan insists he'll chair Chennai AGM; rules out scrapping SA series
A defiant BCCI President N Srinivasan today declared that he will chair the Board's Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held in Chennai on September 29.
India retain No. 3 position in T20 rankings
India have managed to retain their third spot among T20 teams while Virat Kohli has held on to his sixth spot in the ICC rankings for Twenty20 batsmen issued in Dubai on Sunday.
Delighted to witness Virat receive Arjuna award: Shukla
Senior BCCI official Rajiv Shukla expressed his happiness for talented Virat Kohli being conferred with the prestigious Arjuna award.
August 31, 2013Hales hits 94 as England share T20 spoils with Australia
England opener Alex Hales belted a blistering 94 in 61 deliveries to set up a 27-run victory over Australia in County Durham on Saturday and a 1-1 draw in the two-match series of Twenty20 internationals.
Zimbabwe run into trouble as Pakistan claim series win
hree run outs cost Zimbabwe dear as they slumped to a 108-run loss and a 2-1 series defeat to Pakistan in the third one-day international at Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
Zimbabwe may boycott final ODI against Pakistan
Zimbabwe players are considering whether to play the final one-day international against Pakistan in Harare on Saturday as they protest against the non-payment of salaries by their country's cricket board.
New Zealand batsman Guptill to have ankle surgery
Batsman Martin Guptill needs an ankle surgery and has been ruled out of New Zealand's tour to Bangladesh in October, the country's cricket board said on Saturday.
Spotlight on Srinivasan again in BCCI Working Committee meet
The Supreme Court might have refused to grant him relief but a defiant N Srinivasan is expected to attempt a comeback as BCCI President after being forced to step aside, when the Board officials gather for the final Working Committee meeting before next month's AGM in Kolkata on Sunday.