December 13, 2013Lightning 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.
August 30, 2013Gambhir ends poor run in county cricket with century
India's out-of-favour opener Gautam Gambhir roared back to form with a fine century for Essex against Gloucestershire in a Division II County Championship match in Bristol, on Friday.
Attending working committee meet Srinivasan's call: BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Friday made it clear that it is upto N Srinivasan to take a call on whether he would like to attend the working committee meeting in Kolkata.
Supreme Court notice to BCCI, Srinivasan on IPL fixing probe
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, N Srinivasan, his company India Cements which owns IPL team Chennai Super Kings, and Rajasthan Royals on a plea challenging Bombay high court order refusing to appoint a fresh committee to probe the spot-fixing scam in the sixth edition of the IPL.
Zol hits hundred on first-class debut for India 'A' vs NZ 'A'
Stylish left-hander Vijay Zol carried his stupendous form at the Under-19 level to first-class cricket, scoring a fluent century on debut, as the three-day encounter between India 'A' and New Zealand 'A' ended in a draw, in Visakhapatnam, on Friday.
Can't compare shirt-twirling celebrations to England's urine-gate: Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has condemned English players' alleged urination on the Oval pitch in the Ashes triumph euphoria but does not feel that they should be punished for the act.
Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe cancelled due to financial reasons?
Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe has been cancelled due to 'issues facing Zimbabwe Cricket', said SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga on Friday.
Tendulkar, Dravid in CLT20 squads; Sangakkara for domestic team
Barring Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, all players have declared their allegiances to IPL franchises over their respective countries' domestic sides ahead of the upcoming Champions League Twenty20.
Australia wants to play day-night Tests in 2015
Australia will trial day-night matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition later this year with a view to playing Tests against New Zealand under lights in 2015-16, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday.
Finch hits record T20 score as Australia beat England
Australia opener Aaron Finch smashed the highest score in a Twenty20 international on Thursday when he reached 156 in his team's 248 for six in the first of two matches against England.
August 29, 2013Hafeez century powers Pakistan to crushing win
An unbeaten 136 from Mohammad Hafeez laid the platform for Pakistan as they beat Zimbabwe by 90 runs in the second one-day international in Harare on Thursday.
Sanga not to play for Sunrisers in the Champions League
Kumar Sangakkara has preferred Sri Lankan champion team Kandurata over his IPL team Hyderabad Sunrisers for the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 tournament.
Ronchi's hundred rallies NZ 'A'; Saxena takes six
Veteran Luke Ronchi smashed a quick century as New Zealand 'A' recovered from a precarious position to post a respectable 310 against India 'A' on the second day of their three-day match in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
Chawla scores ton at Lord's against Middlesex
Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla superb all-round performance including a century has put his side Somerset in a position of supremacy against Middlesex in a Division I county game at the Lord's in London.
Hamstring injury sidelines Ryan Harris for up to two months
Australia paceman Ryan Harris suffered yet another injury blow on Thursday when he was sidelined for up to two months by a hamstring problem.
August 28, 2013'Srinivasan likely to attend BCCI working committee meeting'
The Board of Control for Cricket in India treasurer Ravi Savant on Wednesday said that Board president N Srinivasan is likely to attend the Working Committee meeting in Kolkata on September 1.
Watson expected to play for Rajasthan Royals in CLT20
Cricket Australia is expected to release Shane Watson to his Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals for next month's US $6 million Champions League Twenty20.
Gambhir fails again; out for nought against Gloucestershire
India discard Gautam Gambhir's woeful county stint continued after he failed for the fourth time while turning up for Essex, this time in a first-class match against Gloucestershire, in Bristol, on Wednesday.
Former Aus cricket coach Mickey Arthur eyes rugby switch
Sacked Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur is in talks to join Perth-based Super 15 rugby franchise Western Force.
Rain prevents play on Day 1 of India-NZ 'A' teams' match
The first day of the three-day match between India 'A' and New Zealand 'A' at the Port Stadium in Visakhapatnam was called off due to heavy rain, on Wednesday.
Botham backs England for a 5-0 win in the return Ashes
Former England Test captain Sir Ian Botham has backed Ashes heroes England to win 5-0 in the return series in Australia as he believes that England has the players to win again, especially a match-winning bowling attack.
Players were 'answering call of nature', ECB not to take action
England spin bowler Graeme Swann has admitted that some of the Ashes winning heroes may have urinated on The Oval pitch during late night celebrations to 'answer a call of nature' even as a regretful ECB has decided against taking any public action.
August 27, 2013Zimbabwe beat Pakistan for first time in 15 years
Zimbabwe recorded their first win over Pakistan for 15 years as they cruised to a seven-wicket victory in the opening one-day international at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.
Will Pietersen & co apologise for urinating on Oval pitch?
An investigation has been launched into reports that three top England players allegedly urinated on the pitch at The Oval, in London, hours after the fifth and final Ashes Test ended on Sunday.
Rahane, Saha hit fifties but India 'A' lose to SA 'A'
India 'A' batsmen failed to deliver when it mattered the most as they crashed to a 121-run defeat in the second unofficial 'Test' against South Africa 'A', who rode on seamer Beuran Hendricks' six-wicket haul to level the two-match series 1-1 in Pretoria, on Tuesday.
BCCI's working committee meet in Kolkata to discuss IPL fixing verdict
The date and venue of the BCCI's Annual General Meeting, also scheduled in September, will be decided at the working committee meeting in Kolkata on Sunday.
England rest Ashes stars for Australia ODIs, Morgan named captain
England have rested Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann for the five-match One-Day International series against Australia next month.
No links with Dawood, this is a false case to implicate me: Chandila
Suspended cricketer Ajit Chandila, arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal, on Monday claimed in a Delhi court that he has been "falsely implicated" in the case and there was no evidence of his alleged links with either underworld don Dawood Ibrahim or Chhota Shakeel.
Lehmann apologised for his comments, I accepted it: Broad
Stuart Broad said he has accepted an apology from Darren Lehmann following the Australia coach's scathing attack on the England bowler during the Ashes series.
Warne criticises England players, calls them 'crass and arrogant'
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has criticised England players for their urinating antics and called the behaviour crass and arrogant.
August 26, 2013India 'A' lose early wicket after being set 307 for victory
India 'A' were set a stiff target of scoring 307 runs to win the second and final unofficial Test after South Africa 'A' declared their second innings at 166 for five on the third and penultimate day in Pretoria on Monday.
Gambhir's lean patch continues
India discard Gautam Gambhir's woeful form in the county circuit continued as he failed to make a significant contribution for the third time in a row during a one day game for the Yorkshire Bank Pro 40 Championship.
ICC Test ranking: England leapfrogs India to second place
A draw in the fifth and final Test of Ashes series helped England leapfrog India to move into second position in the latest ICC Test Team Ranking chart, which is still headed by South Africa.
August 25, 2013India 'A' in trouble on Day 2 vs SA 'A'
India A struggled as they reached 145 for six in reply to South Africa A's first innings total of 341 at stumps on the second day of the second 'Test' in Pretoria, on Sunday.
Malinga likely to miss Champions League
Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga is likely to miss playing for Mumbai Indians in next month's Champions League T20 to be played in India due to some family commitments.
Emerging Teams Cup: India thrash Pakistan in final
The Indian under-23 team lifted the ACC Emerging Trophy tournament as they thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by nine wickets in the final with opener Lokesh Rahul (93) being the star of a lop-sided chase.
Latif refuses to publicly divulge details on alleged Indian bookie
Pakistan's former captain Rashid Latif has refused to make public any evidence to back his claim that the PCB hosted an alleged Indian bookmaker Anu Bhatt during the national team's 2005-06 series against England and India.
August 24, 2013Parnell, Harmer steady South Africa 'A' innings
Wayne Parnell and Simon Harmer put South Africa 'A' with a respectable 231 for six on the opening day of the second unofficial Test in Pretoria on Saturday.
Shehzad heroics seal series win for Pakistan
Ahmed Shehzad's impressive form continued as he struck an unbeaten 98 to help Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 19 runs and wrap up the Twenty20 series in the second match at Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
Steely Australia seize control of final Test
Australia chiselled out four key England wickets to take control of the fifth and final Ashes Test on an absorbing third day at the Oval on Friday.
August 23, 2013Opener Shehzad shines as Pak cruise past Zimbabwe
Opener Ahmed Shehzad struck 70 from 50 deliveries to help Pakistan cruise to a 25-run victory over Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international played at Harare Sports Club on Friday.
Pietersen feted for becoming England's all-time leading run-scorer
England batsman Kevin Pietersen was awarded a silver bat on Friday, during the lunch break of Day 3 of the fifth Ashes Test at the Oval for becoming the highest run-scorer for England in all forms of the game.
Under-23 Emerging Cup: It's India-Pakistan final
Spinner Akshar Patel did the star turn for India as they fought their way back from a tough situation to set up a title clash with Pakistan after a 46-run victory over United Arab Emirates in the semi-finals of the ACC Under-23 Emerging Teams Cup, in Singapore, on Friday.
Radio station to foot bill for Lehmann's outburst
Australia's Triple M radio station will pay the fine imposed on national cricket coach Darren Lehmann for disparaging comments he made about England's Stuart Broad in an interview with the broadcaster.
Hayden blames Clarke's premature captaincy for Australian woes
Australian Test great Matthew Hayden has said that he believed that the decision to appoint Michael Clarke as captain from a young age instead of grooming a group of candidates contributed to a lost generation of leaders.
Australia's Bird returning home due to back injury
Australia fast bowler Jackson Bird is returning home for treatment on a lower back injury, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.
Australia coach Lehmann fined for Broad comments
Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been fined 20 percent of his match fee for "inappropriate comments" about England's Stuart Broad made ahead of the fifth Ashes Test, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday.
Ton-up Smith puts Australia in driver's seat at the Oval
Steve Smith reached his maiden Test century with a six as Australia, trailing 3-0 in the series, took control of the fifth and final Ashes Test against England at the Oval on Thursday.
August 22, 2013BCCI earns Rs 350-crore net income in the fiscal 2012-13
The Cricket Board posted net income of Rs 350 crore, while its gross revenue stood at Rs 950 crore during the fiscal 2012-13.
Afghanistan stun India in Under-23s ACC Emerging Teams Cup
India suffered a shock 28-run defeat against Afghanistan but still qualified for the semi-finals of the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup tournament for the under-23 cricket teams, in Singapore, on Thursday.
'Hope Faisalabad is allowed to play in India in CLT20'
The political tension between the two nations notwithstanding, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq is hopeful that Faisalabad Wolves will be allowed to compete in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India next month.
August 21, 2013Gambhir scores 31 on county debut for Essex
Out of favour opener Gautam Gambhir scored 31 for Essex against Northamptionshire on his county debut in London.
Watson finally delivers as Australia take command
Shane Watson's magnificent 176 put Australia in command at 307 for four on the first day of the fifth and final Ashes Test against England at The Oval on Wednesday.
T20 rankings: Kohli highest-ranked Indian at No 6
Virat Kohli is the highest-ranked Indian batsman at joint-sixth, but there is no Indian presence in the top-10 of the bowlers' list in the latest ICC Twenty20 Rankings, issued on Wednesday. Suresh Raina, at No 8, is the second Indian batsman in the top-10, with Yuvraj Singh next best at a distant 16th.
August 20, 2013India 'A' score innings win over South Africa 'A'
India 'A' registered a thumping innings and 13 runs victory over South Africa 'A' on the fourth and final day of the unofficial first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, in Rustenburg, on Tuesday.
Panesar hopes Essex move will bolster Ashes chances in Australia
Monty Panesar is hoping a change of county will help his chances of gaining selection for England's Ashes tour to Australia later in the year.
Faulkner in line for Australia Test debut
Australia all-rounder James Faulkner is in line to make his Test debut after replacing Usman Khawaja for the fifth and final Ashes Test, starting at The Oval on Wednesday.
Emerging Teams Cup: Captain Yadav stars as India beat Nepal
Skipper Surya Kumar Yadav contributed with bat and ball as the Indian under-23 team beat Nepal by 84 runs in a Group 'A' match of the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup in Singapore on Tuesday.
Kaneria given clean chit over fixing claims by Essex coach, teammate?
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has released statements from Essex coach Paul Grayson and player Tom Westley's that rule out the fact that leg-spinner Danish Kaneria tried to coax them into spot-fixing.
Asif submits written apology to PCB, agrees to cooperate
Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif took a step further towards his rehabilitation when he subamitted a written apology to the Cricket Board (PCB) and also agreed to cooperate with authorities on the spot-fixing issue.
Jesse Ryder fails drug test, faces six months ban
New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has been suspended for six months for failing a doping test for banned stimulants he claimed he took in a supplement to help him lose weight, the country's top sports tribunal said on Tuesday.
August 19, 2013Duminy rallies South Africa as Pandey bags four wickets
Pacer Ishwar Pandey took four wickets, including two with successive deliveries, but South Africa 'A' fought back through a fighting 84 from J P Duminy and his crucial partnerships with the tail-enders, in the first unofficial Test against India 'A', in Rustenburg, on Monday.
Zimbabwe bowler Jarvis dumps country for Lancashire
Fast bowler Kyle Jarvis has quit the Zimbabwe national team to take up a three-year contract with Lancashire and has been replaced by medium pacer Shingi Masakadza in the squad, the country's cricket board said on Monday.
Panesar axed from Sussex after drunken incident
Monty Panesar is to leave county side Sussex after the club launched an investigation into the troubled England spinner being fined by police for urinating in public.
Australia pacer Cummins suffers another injury setback
Young Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has suffered a recurrence of a back injury and is expected to miss the return Ashes series against England in another setback to his injury-plagued career, Cricket Australia said on Monday.
August 18, 2013Rohit, Raina ton put India in commanding position
Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina joined the run feast with superb centuries as India A posted a mammoth 582 for nine against South Africa A to take command of the first unofficial Test in Rustenburg on Sunday.
Faisalabad Wolves' participation in CLT20 uncertain
Amid tensions over incidents along the LoC, the BCCI has told to its Pakistani counterpart that unless the Indian government gives a green signal, it cannot clear Faisalabad Wolves' participation in the Champions League Twenty20 to be held next month.
Emerging Teams Cup: India beat Pakistan by three wickets
Medium pacer Sandeep Warrier picked up three wickets, while opener Unmukt Chand struck a patient half-century as India's Under-23 team got the better of arch-rivals Pakistan by three wickets in a limited overs Group 'A' match of the ACC Emerging Teams Cup in Singapore.
England name uncapped duo in squad for final Ashes Test
Uncapped Test duo Simon Kerrigan and Chris Woakes have been named in England's 14-man squad for the fifth and final Ashes contest against Australia, starting at The Oval on Wednesday.
Erase records of fixers, says Hadlee
Legendary New Zealand cricketer Richard Hadlee believes that players who were involved in making illegal money have let the supporters and fans down and "that's why the penalty must be very severe."
August 17, 2013Pujara's century lifts India 'A' on Day 1 vs SA 'A'
Skipper Cheteshwar Pujara hit a scintillating 140 as India 'A' posted 281 for three against South Africa 'A' at stumps on the opening day of the first unofficial Test in Rustenberg.
August 16, 2013Comeback man Jadeja leads Haryana to victory
Former India player and Haryana captain Ajay Jadeja made a fine comeback to domestic cricket after six years as he led his side to a 62-run win over Hyderabad at the Buchi Baby cricket tournament in Chennai, on Friday.
England's Bresnan ruled out of final Ashes Test and ODIs
England pace bowler Tim Bresnan has been ruled out for the remainder of the English season, including the final Ashes Test, with a stress fracture in his lower back.
August 15, 2013Gambhir to play for English county side Essex Eagles
In his bid to make a comeback into the Indian team, senior opener Gautam Gambhir will be plying his trade for the English county side Essex for the remainder of the English domestic season representing them in first-class as well as Pro-40 matches.
Don't think conditions will be same in December: Pujara
India A captain Cheteshwar Pujara is a satisfied man after his team won the tri-series beating Australia A in the final but had a word of caution for the senior team stating that Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Co might not get as flat tracks that they got during this series.
Surrey sign Amla for rest of county championship
Top-ranked batsman Hashim Amla has joined Surrey for the final six matches of the County Championship season, the English club said on Wednesday.
Kaneria to challenge his life ban in Commercial court
Tainted Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has filed an appeal in a commercial court in London against the life ban imposed on him for spot-fixing in county matches.
England's Pietersen cleared to play in fifth Test
England batsman Kevin Pietersen is fit to play in the final Test against Australia following a scan on his injured knee, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Wednesday.
Ahmed handed Australia call-up for England ODI series
Pakistan-born Fawad Ahmed is likely to make his full Australia debut over the next month after being named as the specialist spinner in the squad for six one-day and two Twenty20 internationals against England on Thursday.
August 14, 2013India 'A' trounce Australia 'A' to win tri-series in South Africa
Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik combined with excellent performances from their bowlers helped India 'A' outclass Australia 'A' by 50 runs to win the 'A' teams tri-series in Pretoria, on Wednesday.
Getting the Arjuna award is my happiest moment yet: Kohli
Elated at being recommended for the Arjuna award, star cricketer Virat Kohli said it counts among the most happy moments of his life.
Why Virat Kohli admires Rohit Sharma!
Rohit Sharma proved his captaincy credentials during IPL-6, leading Mumbai Indians to its first IPL title.
August 13, 2013Nine charged for corruption in Bangladesh T20 league
Nine individuals have been charged with match-fixing and other offences during this year's Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.
Botham receives flak over controversial sexist jibe on air
Former England captain Ian Botham has been named a 'sexist relic' after he apparently made a sexist remark about men being 'dragged to the supermarket' by their wives.
August 12, 2013Broad's six-wicket haul gives England victory
Stuart Broad's five-wicket burst after David Warner's counter-punched put England in sight of victory on the fourth day of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia in County Durham on Monday.
Dhawan's record 248 propels India 'A' into tri-series final
Shikhar Dhawan hammered a record 248 to help India 'A' outclass South Africa 'A' by 39 runs and storm into the final of the 'A' teams' tri-series, in Pretoria, on Monday.
August 11, 2013Maxwell, Marsh steer Australia 'A' past India 'A' and into final
Glenn Maxwell took the India A bowlers to the cleaners yet again, smashing a quickfire half-century, to help Australia A win by 25 runs and storm into the final of the A teams tri-series in Pretoria, on Sunday.
Bell's third series hundred rescues England
Ryan Harris sent shudders through the home dressing room by grabbing three early wickets but Bell weathered the storm with a majestic unbeaten 105 that led England to 234 for five in their second innings at the close, an overall lead of 202 runs.
Don't have to be No 1 in the world, you have to be No 1 to yourself: Dravid
Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid has said that cricket's influence in his life was such that the game made him a better person.
August 10, 2013Ton by golden oldie Rogers lifts Australia on Day 2
Chris Rogers became the second oldest Australian to hit a maiden Test century as he led his team to 222 for five on the second day of the fourth Ashes Test against England in County Durham on Saturday.
Won't take IPL chairman's post next year: Shukla
The BCCI may not have accepted his resignation but Rajeev Shukla said he would not take up the IPL chairman's post next year.
Hotspot inventors want covering removed from bats
The inventors of cricket's 'Hotspot' technology have called for all protective covering to be removed from bats in order for the system to work properly.
August 09, 2013Ashes: Lyon roars to give Aus upper hand on Day 1
Nathan Lyon grabbed four wickets and Jackson Bird claimed his first victim of the series as Australia restricted England to 238 for nine at stumps on Day 1 of the fourth Ashes Test on Friday.
Dhawan, Rohit, star as India 'A' beat SAfrica 'A' via D/L method
India A were back to winning ways as they defeated hosts South Africa 'A' by 18 runs via Duckworth Lewis Method in the second round-robin encounter of the tri-series tournament.
Silicone storm: Channel Nine refuses to apologise over allegations
Australia's Channel Nine TV on Friday defended its reporting of the use of silicone tape on cricket bats to confuse Hotspot technology during the Ashes series, saying they had not made allegations about players cheating.
Aamir backs Dravid's call to make fixing criminal offence
Mohammad Aamir backed former Indian captain Rahul Dravid's suggestion to make fixing a criminal offence.
August 08, 201315-year-old Sarfaraz spins India colts to Lanka series win
Fifteen-year-old Mumbai off-spinner Sarfaraz Khan grabbed four wickets as India Under-19 comfortably beat their Sri Lankan counterparts by seven wickets to win the 'Youth ODI' series 2-0 in Dambulla on Thursday.
Maxwell hits blazing ton as Australia 'A' edge past India 'A'
Glenn Maxwell hammered the India 'A' bowlers to all parts of the LC de Villers Oval in Pretoria to score 145 not out from 79 balls and lift Australia 'A' to 298 in the second match of the 'A' Team tri-series, on Thursday.
Akram's Australian fiance to serve up Pak delicacies for Eid!
For the first time in four years, since the demise of his wife Huma in 2009, the former Pakistan skipper has company in his Aussie fiance, Shaniera Thompson, to celebrate Eid ul Fitr.
BCCI lost Rs 50 crore on fraud land deal, admits NCA
Members of the National Cricket Academy's sub-committee were in for a rude shock when it was intimated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India lost a whopping Rs 50 crore on a dubious land deal and is now mulling initiating criminal proceedings against those involved in the mess.
August 07, 2013'Drunk' Panesar urinates on bouncers, fined by cops
Just hours before England retained the Ashes at Old Trafford by drawing the third Test against Australia, a "drunk" Monty Panesar 'urinated' on bouncers after being thrown out of a nightclub in Brighton in the early hours of Monday and fined by the police.
Unmukt, Nayar to lead India 'A' against visiting Kiwis
Promising Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand will lead India 'A' in three one-day matches against a visiting New Zealand 'A', while Abhishek Nayar will captain the side for the three-day and four-day games in the series, starting in Visakhapatnam on August 31. Chand has also been named for three-day and four-day games.
HC sets aside ED notice to former BCCI chief Manohar
In relief to former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Shashank Manohar, the Bombay high court on Wednesday quashed and set aside a notice issued by the Enforcement Directorate directing him to appear before the agency over allegations of foreign exchange violations in the 2009 Indian Premier League, held in South Africa.
Supreme Court agrees to hear BCCI plea against 'illegal' probe panel
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the Board of Control for Cricket in India's plea against the Bombay high court verdict, which declared as illegal its probe panel that was set up to look into the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting controversy.
August 06, 2013Dilshan steers SL to 6-wicket win over SA in 3rd T20
Tillakaratne Dilshan hit an unbeaten 74 off 51 deliveries to take Sri Lanka to a six-wicket consolation win in the third and final Twenty20 match over South Africa which has secured the series 2-1.
Batsman Manzoor back in Pakistani Test fold
Opening batsman Khurram Manzoor, who has not played for Pakistan's Test team for three and a half years, is back in the squad for the tour of Zimbabwe that starts this month.
India colts beat Sri Lanka by 22 runs
Indian colts recorded their first victory in the tour of Sri Lanka as they beat the hosts by 22 runs in the second 'Youth ODI', in Kurunegala on Tuesday.
'My comments have been taken out of context by the media'
Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid has claimed that his comments on restoring the credibility of the game, after the recent IPL spot-fixing
High Court notice to Delhi govt on BCCI plea
The Delhi government has been directed to respond to a cricket board plea challenging a notice asking it to pay entertainment tax on the money
Onions added to England squad for fourth Ashes Test
Durham pace bowler Graham Onions has been added to England's squad as they bid to win the Ashes series outright in the fourth Test at his Chester-le-Street home ground from Friday.
August 05, 2013BCCI moves Supreme Court over Mumbai HC ruling on IPL probe panel
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday approached the Supreme Court challenging Bombay high court's order that held as illegal and unconstitutional the two-member probe panel constituted by it to look into spot-fixing and betting charges in the Indian Premier League as illegal.
I'm a cricketer, not a terrorist: Chandila
Tainted Rajasthan Royals spinner Ajit Chandila claims innocence in the IPL spot-fixing episode and says the Delhi Police's decision to slap the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) charges against him is completely unfair, as he is a "cricketer and not a terrorist".
Ravindra Jadeja's amazing run continues
So overwhelming was India's domination in the series, that Zimbabwe's most valuable player, Elton Chigumbura, is only seventh in the combined list with a MVPI of just 175, according to .
T20: South Africa beat Sri Lanka to take 2-0 lead
South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 22 runs in the second Twenty20 international in wind-swept Hambantota on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Rain gods could help England retain the Ashes title on Monday
Before rain intervened in the Old Trafford Test to leave Australia's Ashes comeback hopes in grave doubt, an annoyed Michael Clarke remonstrated with umpires after they ordered players off the ground for bad light on Sunday.
August 04, 2013Rain frustrates Australia's victory bid
Rain frustrated Australia's bid to win the third Test against England at Old Trafford on Sunday and keep alive their slender hopes of regaining the Ashes.
Now, Rayudu, Mohit eligible for IPL auctions
Mumbai Indians' Ambati Rayudu and Chennai Super Kings' Mohit Sharma are all set to make it to the auction list of the cash-rich Indian Premier League by virtue of having made their international debut in the recently concluded ODI series against Zimbabwe.
Bowden may be recalled to stem 'umpiring horror show'
New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden may reportedly be recalled for the back-to-back Ashes series in England and Australia to take the pressure off the four over-stretched and error-prone Ashes officials during the next seven Tests.
August 03, 2013Rauf retires from all forms of umpiring: Report
Tainted Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf has retired from all forms of umpiring duties due to personal commitments, a report claimed in Karachi.
England in deep trouble despite Pietersen ton
Kevin Pietersen defiantly struck a mature century but England were staring down the barrel at 294 for seven at stumps on the third day of the third Ashes Test on Saturday, still 233 adrift on first innings.
'Rasool deserved a chance to play in ODIs'
Disappointed at Parvez Rasool not getting a game in the ongoing ODI series against Zimbabwe, Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) said the young all-rounder has lost a big opportunity to showcase his talent on a tour that was meant to test the second crop of Indian cricketers.
Mishra ends with 18 wickets in Zimbabwe to equal world record
India leg-spinner Amit Mishra on Saturday equalled the world record for most wickets in a bilateral ODI series after grabbing a career-best six-wicket haul in the fifth and final One-Day International against Zimbabwe.
Mishra's record haul helps India whitewash Zimbabwe 5-0
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra notched up a career-best haul (6-48) as India ended their Zimbabwe tour with another convincing victory, in the fifth and final One-Day International in Bulawayo on Saturday, thereby completing a 5-0 series sweep.
So near yet so far for Rasool in Zimbabwe!
He was expected to script a new chapter of hope in the sporting history of Jammu and Kashmir but it ended up being a case of so near yet so far for Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parvez Rasool, who was not included in the Indian team for any of the five One-Day Internationals against Zimbabwe.
J&K CM Abdullah slams BCCI for not playing Rasool in Zim ODIs
The chief minister, an avid cricket follower, had expressed disappointment that the Jammu and Kashmir cricketer was not given a chance to make his debut in international cricket even though India went into the final match with an unassailable 4-0 lead.
Duminy stars as South Africa beat Sri Lanka in first T20
A superb all-round show by J P Duminy earned South Africa a 12-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international in Colombo on Friday. The tourists, after putting up a modest 115-6 after electing to bat, restricted Sri Lanka at 103-9 at the Premadasa stadium.
August 02, 2013Emboldened Australia leave England in a pickle
Australia's remarkable Ashes fightback left England staring at a first innings total of 527 for seven on Friday and the loss of two late wickets on day two of the third Test made the task look even more imposing.
BCCI should restore public trust: Sports Minister
With the Board of Control for Cricket in India's image taking a beating in the wake of Bombay High Court declaring its IPL spot-fixing probe "illegal and unconstitutional", Sports Minister Jitendra Singh advised the BCCI to work towards "restoring the trust" of the fans.
'Slight mistake' in the circular forced BCCI to cancel meeting
Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Sanjay Patel has clarified that "a slight mistake" in the circular issued to summon Friday's Working Committee meeting in Delhi forced it to be called off.
Pakistan to play South Africa, Sri Lanka in UAE
Pakistan will play back to back "home" series against South Africa and Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates starting in October.
MUST-SEE:N Srinivasan presents Chennai Express
Designer Uday Kuckian on why BCCI chief N Srinivasan should feel inspired to present his own version of Chennai Express
BCCI calls off committee meet; to move Supreme Court
Fearing legal trouble after the Bombay high court declared its IPL spot-fixing probe "illegal and unconstitutional", the under-fire Board decided to call off its Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on Friday.
Pace ace Mohit a hit on debut!
Haryana pacer Mohit Sharma had a debut to remember. He bagging two wickets for 26 runs, as Zimbabwe were restricted to a paltry 144 in 42.4 overs after being inserted, and was named man of the match in the fourth ODI.
Ashes: Angry Australia demand ICC answers over DRS
Cricket's decision review system was further dragged through the mire on Thursday after another controversial decision in the third Ashes Test with the irate Australian board and even Prime Minister Kevin Rudd weighing in.
Old Trafford Test: Australian batsmen dominate on Day One
Centurion Michael Clarke played a true captain's innings as Australia shrugged off another umpiring controversy to produce an Ashes fightback and rack up 303 for three on the first day of the third Test on Thursday.
August 01, 2013Srinivasan to chair Working Committee meeting
The crucial meeting will mark N Srinivasan's return as BCCI president after nearly two months since stepping aside pending an internal inquiry into the spot-fixing episode that rocked the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Shukla says ready to chair IPL Governing Council meeting
Rajeev Shukla, who resigned as the chairman of the Indian Premier League, has no problem in chairing the Governing Council meeting in New Delhi on Friday, though he is still unsure whether to continue in that position when his term comes to an end.
Niranjan Shah calls for fresh spot-fixing probe panel
Board of Control for Cricket in India vice-president Niranjan Shah called for a fresh probe into the IPL spot-fixing scandal, saying it is needed, as the Board's 'image has really gone down'.
Lanka's 8th wkt century stand thwarts India in Youth Test
Centuries by Sri Lanka's No 8 Binuka Fernando (100 not out) and No 9 A K Tyronne (123 not out) enabled Sri Lanka force a draw against India in the second 'Youth Test' in Kurunegala on Thursday. The two-match series ended in a draw, largely due to the 188-run eighth-wicket stand between Tyronne and Fernando, which helped Sri Lanka amass 499 in their second innings.
India have another easy outing in Zimbabwe
India maintained their stranglehold over Zimbabwe, winning the fourth ODI in the five-match series by nine wickets, in Bulawayo, on Thursday. Opting to field after winning the toss, India dismissed the hosts for a paltry 144, and then chased down the target with 115 balls to spare at the Queens Sports Club.
July 31, 2013Colombo ODI: Sri Lanka thrash South Africa, win series 4-1
Sri Lanka thrashed South Africa by 128 runs in Colombo on Wednesday to wrap up the one-day series 4-1.
Why BCCI's IPL spot-fixing probe panel was declared 'illegal'
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's probe panel on spot-fixing and betting charges in the Indian Premier League struck down as "illegal" as it was set up in violation of its own rules, the Bombay high court said on Wednesday. It went on to add that a prima facie case is made out that BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan was involved in its formation.
Arthur reaches deal with Cricket Australia over sacking
Former Australia coach Mickey Arthur has come to a financial settlement with Cricket Australia (CA) following his sacking from the national team last month, the two parties said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
'Don't hound me,' Srinivasan tells media
N Srinivasan refuses to confirm whether he is back in office as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
MCA elections not before October, Pawar set to contest
The bi-annual elections of the Mumbai Cricket Association are unlikely to be held before October, its president Ravi Savant said in Mumbai, on Wednesday.
July 30, 2013Srinivisan insists he will attend working committee meet on Aug 2
A defiant Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan insists he will attend the Working Committee meeting in Delhi on August 2 despite the Bombay high court ruling that the constitution of the spot-fixing probe panel, which gave his franchise Chennai Super Kings a clean chit, was "illegal and unconstitutional".
IPL fixing: Sreesanth chargesheeted along with Dawood & Co.
The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed its voluminous charge sheet in a court in New Delhi in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case naming underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, his close aide Chhota Shakeel and some cricketers, including S Sreesanth as accused, while Rajasthan Royals' captain Rahul Dravid has been made a witness.
Zol's century puts India colts on top vs SL
Skipper Vijay Zol continued to make merry against the Sri Lankan attack as he scored his second successive hundred of the series to give India's a huge first innings lead in the second and final 'Youth Test' in Kurunegala, on Tuesday.
Lele says BCCI's spot-fixing probe was 'eyewash'
Former BCCI secretary Jaywant Lele says the Bombay high court has taken a very correct decision. 'The judges appointed in the two-member committee were the people of N Srinivasan.'
Dalmiya set to be re-elected CAB president unopposed
BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya is set to be elected unopposed in a straightforward affair at the Cricket Association of Bengal's 82nd Annual General Meeting in Kolkata, on Tuesday.
Delhi police to seek cancellation of Sreesanth, Chavan's bail
Sources in the Delhi police said the investigation has made much progress and they have "enough evidence" to prove an organized crime syndicate in the case to justify slapping of MCOCA
IPL row: Bombay HC demands fresh probe against Meiyappan, Kundra
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday declared the probe panel formed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), looking into allegations of spot-fixing during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), as illegal and unconstitutional.
Did the BCCI act in haste?
Much before the BCCI came out with its probe panel report, many were aware what was coming.
2015 World Cup: India to face Pakistan in opener
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be staged in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29, and India will begin its title defence against traditional rivals Pakistan in Adelaide on February 15, the International Cricket Council announced on Tuesday.
July 29, 2013RTI will apply to BCCI: Justice Mudgal
The Board of Control for Cricket in India will have to come under the ambit of Right to Information Act if it wants to use 'India' as its national team's name, Justice Mukul Mudgal, who headed the committee constituted to draft the Sports Development Bill 2013, said on Monday.
Pakistan wrap up West Indies' tour on winning note
Pakistan wrapped up their tour of the West Indies with an 11-run win in the second Twenty20 international in St Vincent on Sunday to complete a One-day double over the world T20 champions.
Zimbabwe's Ray Price retires from international cricket
Zimbabwean Ray Price decided to call it quits from international cricket on Monday.
ICC to announce 2015 World Cup fixtures
The International Cricket Council will announce the fixtures of the 2015 World Cup on Tuesday.
BCCI clean chit 'a piece of paper', has no bearing on police case
The Board of Control for Cricket in India gave a clean chit to Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. But for both the Delhi and Mumbai police, the report of the BCCI is nothing but a piece of paper which will have no bearing on their case. It is the trial before the court based on the police investigation which will be final.
Dilshan century guides Sri Lanka to series win
Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his 17th One-day international century and shared a second wicket stand of 184 with Kumar Sangakkara to guide Sri Lanka to a series clinching eight wicket win over South Africa in the fourth match at Pallekele on Sunday.
July 28, 2013India thump Zimbabwe in Harare, take unassailable 3-0 lead
India beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets to take an assailable 3-0 lead in the five match ODI series at Harare Sports Club ground on Sunday.
Dhoni's conflict of interest row: Dalmiya promises to act
BCCI's interim President Jagmohan Dalmiya has promised that there will be no cover-up in the probe into the alleged conflict of interests issue over Mahendra Singh Dhoni holding stakes in a sports management firm that manages him and several other Indian cricketers.
Pak furious about reports raising suspicion over performance
The touring Pakistan team in the West Indies is furious after a report in a British tabloid once again raised suspicions about their recent ODI series win over the West Indies.
CA unable to find source of offensive Ashes tweet
Cricket Australia has failed to find the source of an offensive tweet on its official account during the national team's second Ashes Test against England in Lord's.
Srinivasan set to return as BCCI chief
BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan seems set to return to the helm of affairs after a two-judge probe panel found no evidence against his team Chennai Super Kings in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal which rocked the sixth edition of the event.
Pietersen retained as England recall trio to Ashes squad
Kevin Pietersen was included in a 14-man squad for next week's third Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford despite concerns over his calf injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Sunday.
Pakistan debutant Babar sparkles with bat and ball
Thirty-four-year debutant Zulfiqar Babar took three key wickets then struck a six off the final ball of the match to give Pakistan a two wicket victory over West Indies in the first Twenty20 international on Saturday.
July 27, 2013Australian David Warner involved in on-field fracas
David Warner allowed his emotions to boil over on Saturday when he was involved in an on-field argument with opponent Thami Tsolekile while batting for Australia A against their South African counterparts.
Modi, Lorgat issues to rule BCCI meet
The itinerary for the upcoming tour of South Africa and a disciplinary panel report on sacked IPL chief Lalit Modi are among the issues that would dominate discussions when the BCCI's working committee meets in Kolkata on Sunday.
Savage attack on me because I have Dhoni, says Srinivasan
Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan, who stopped discharging his duties after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was named in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, slammed his detractors on Friday, saying they are jealous of his franchise, Chennai Super Kings, because India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is part of it.
Miller, Tsotsobe steer SA to first win in Sri Lanka ODIs
An explosive unbeaten 85 from David Miller and some hostile bowling by the fast bowlers helped South Africa to beat Sri Lanka by 56 runs in Pallekele on Friday and stay alive in the five-match series.
July 26, 2013In-form Dhawan's the one for India!
It was his knock of 116 that guided India to an imposing 294 for eight and paved the way for an easy 58-run victory in the second ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare, on Friday.
India colts denied victory by last Sri Lanka pair
Sri Lanka's last-wicket pair of Ramesh Mendis and Lakshan Jayasinghe held on bravely to deny India victory in the first Youth Test between the two countries in Dambulla on Friday.
India-Zimbabwe fourth ODI postponed to August 1
The fourth ODI of the ongoing series between India and Zimbabwe, has been postponed by a day, on account of elections in Zimbabwe.
Dhawan's century guides India to easy win over Zimbabwe
Shikhar Dhawan capitalised on three reprieves to slam his third ODI century as India crushed Zimbabwe by 58 runs in the second One-dayer in Harare on Friday.
July 25, 2013Warner says Ashes axing was needed
David Warner said he needed to be dropped from the Australian Test squad following his pub brawl with Joe Root during which the Aussie landed a punch at the young Englishman.
SL colts make strong comeback with the bat vs India
Sri Lankan batsmen led by their number three Kavindu Kulasekara provided stiff resistance against the Indian bowlers as the hosts finished the third day's play on 235 for five as the first 'Youth Test' looks set to be heading for a tame draw in Dambulla, on Thursday.
Asif finally admits to spot-fixing, wants to revive career
Following the footsteps of his fellow banned teammates, disgraced Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif also admitted to spot fixing during a meeting with Subhan Ahmad, the Chief Operating Officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board in Lahore.
Madras HC stays CIC's notice to BCCI over RTI Act
Madras High Court has stayed the Central Information Commissioner's (CIC) proceedings on declaring the Board of Control for Cricket in India as a public authority under the RTI Act.
Shastri claims vindication of India's DRS stance
Former Indian captain Ravi Shastri has insisted that widespread criticism has vindicated India's blunt and uncompromising position on the Decision Review System (DRS), saying that the 'shit' has hit the roof in a massive series, referring to the Ashes.
India hold on to third spot in ICC T20 rankings
India held on to their third spot, while Sri Lanka have retained their position as the number one ranked team after the annual update of the ICC Twenty20 Rankings was announced on Thursday.
Emotional Rayudu thanks Sachin, Robin for help
The wait was getting longer for Ambati Rayudu but he never gave up hope. When opportunity knocked, the Mumbai Indians batsman lost no time in stamping his class.
Senior Cronje threatens legal action against Indian police
Ewie Cronje, father of late Hansie Cronje, has threatened legal action against the Indian police for filing a chargesheet which implicates his son in the 2000 match-fixing scandal.
Misbah leads from front to give Pakistan series win
Misbah-ul-Haq produced a crucial captain's innings to steer Pakistan to a four-wicket win over West Indies in the fifth One-day international in St. Lucia on Wednesday and secure the series 3-1.
July 24, 2013Rayudu shines on ODI debut
The first One-Day international between India and Zimbabwe saw two outstanding performers in Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu.
India's colts pile up huge total against Sri Lanka
India's young batsmen produced a brilliant collective effort to pile up a mammoth first innings score of 503 for seven against Sri Lanka in the opening 'Youth Test' match in Dambulla, on Wednesday.
Warner hits century for Australia A in South Africa
His return to form will be welcome news for Australia whose top-order batsmen have failed to fire in two successive defeats by England in the five-Test Ashes series.
Injured Amla unlikely to play in next two SL ODIs
South Africa's top-order batsman Hashim Amla is struggling to be fit for the next two one-day internationals in Sri Lanka after suffering a groin strain in Tuesday's defeat by the home side.
Kohli hundred as India cruise past Zimbabwe in first ODI
Chasing a modest target of 228, which was possible thanks to Pakistan-born batsman Sikandar Raza, who top-scored with a patient 82, and Elton Chigumbura's 34-ball 43, the World champions had things their way while winning with 31 balls to spare at the Harare Sports Club.
SL beat Proteas by D/L method, take 2-0 lead in ODI serIes
Rain and an on-field injury which prevented South African opener Hashim Amla from batting spurred Sri Lanka to a 17-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the second One-dayer in Colombo on Tuesday.
'Cricketers continue to interact with bookies'
Former Cricket South Africa supremo Ali Bacher believes that the malpractice of players interacting with bookmakers continues to take place even
July 23, 2013Shetty ineligible to contest election as MCA alters rules
The Mumbai Cricket Association has changed its eligibility rules for contesting its forthcoming elections. The move is widely seen as a bid to prevent senior administrator Prof Ratnakar Shetty from regaining his place in its managing committee.
Vijay Zol hits unbeaten ton against Lanka colts
Skipper Vijay Zol scored a brilliant, unbeaten century as India amassed 333 for 2 against Sri Lanka by stumps on the opening day of the first Under-19 Youth 'Test' in Dambulla on Tuesday.
CLT20: Mumbai Indians to face Rajasthan Royals in opener
The winners of IPL 6 Mumbai Indians will take on Rajasthan Royals, who finished third in the cash-rich tournament, in the inaugural group stage match of the Champions League Twenty20 to be played on September 21 at Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.
Gooch hails 'maturing' Root as new Cook in the making
Former England captain Graham Gooch has backed upcoming batting star Joe Root, saying that he is rapidly maturing into being more like England skipper Alastair Cook.
Lehmann considering Wade as 'specialist batsman'
Australian coach Darren Lehmann is reportedly considering playing reserve wicket-keeper Matthew Wade as a specialist batsman in the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford if he manages to make a good score in the tour game against county side Sussex, beginning on Friday.
Australia's Pattinson to miss rest of Ashes with injury
Australia fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the rest of the Ashes series against England with a back injury, Cricket Australia said on Monday.
July 22, 2013Lorgat ready to mend bridges with BCCI
Having clashed with the BCCI over issues ranging from FTP to DRS during his time in the ICC, Cricket South Africa's newly-appointed CEO Haroon Lorgat is willing to go the extra mile to improve relations with India and said he was ready to apologise if need be.
Warner's brother slams Watson on Twitter
Australian player David Warner has been put into another controversy after his brother Steven reportedly abused Shane Watson on his Twitter account.
Rift in India's National Cricket Academy out in the open
The growing rift among the Board members of National Cricket Academy (NCA) came out in the open on Monday with a key functionary questioning the "restructuring policy" as well as the working procedure at the academy.
Former Aus pacer Bracken takes CA to court for negligence
After facing allegations of racially vilifying South African born former coach Mickey Arthur and a revelation about Michael Clarke considering Shane Watson a 'cancer', Cricket Australia is set to be in more trouble as Nathan Bracken prepares to take the board to the New South Wales Supreme Court on July 31.
St Lucia ODI: Pakistan cruise to victory over West Indies
Misbah-ul-Haq's unbeaten half-century steered Pakistan to a six-wicket victory over West Indies in their rain-affected fourth one day international at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia on Sunday.
Shane Warne retires from BBL, ends cricketing career
Spin legend Shane Warne has retired from the Big Bash Twenty20 League, citing business, family and commentary commitments across two continents, thereby bringing an end to his competitive cricket career.
July 21, 2013Arthur fires another salvo at Cricket Australia
Exasperated at his sudden removal, Mickey Arthur on Sunday said his unfair sacking was the result of a "deliberate campaign" against him but Cricket Australia has challenged his claim.
England crush Australia in second Ashes Test
England completed a crushing 347-run victory over Australia with a day to spare in the second Ashes Test on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
Indian team departs for Zimbabwe
A 15-member India cricket squad, led by Virat Kohli, left here this morning for Zimbabwe to take on the hosts in a five-game One-Day International series commencing on July 24.
Sangakkara century leads Sri Lanka to stunning win
Kumar Sangakkara celebrated his 350th one day international appearance with a career-best 169 on Saturday as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 180 runs at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Pietersen out of rest of second Test
England batsman Kevin Pietersen will play no further part in the second Test against Australia due to a left calf strain, a team spokeswoman said after third day's close, reports AFP.
July 20, 2013Lorgat appointed Cricket South Africa's new CEO
Former International Cricket Council CEO Haroon Lorgat was on Saturday appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Cricket South Africa (CSA), replacing the controversial Gerald Majola.
Sangakarra century leads Sri Lanka to big win over SA
Kumar Sangakkara blasted a career-best 169 to help Sri Lanka crush South Africa by a huge margin of 180 runs in the first One-Day International, in Colombo, on Saturday.
Root the hero as England grind Australia into dust
After taking a first innings lead of 233 on Friday before conceding three quick wickets, England batted throughout the day to reach 333 for five at the close with Joe Root unbeaten on 178, his second Test hundred.
Half-baked DRS far more dangerous than fixing: Latif
Former Pakistani Test captain Rashid Latif has slammed the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) as 'half-baked', saying that it is far more dangerous than even match-fixing and spot-fixing.
Last-man Holder's heroics earn West Indies a tie against Pak
West Indies number 11 Jason Holder smashed 14 runs off the final over to earn his side a dramatic tie with Pakistan in the third one-day international at Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia on Friday.
July 19, 2013Doping in sports is unacceptable: Kohli
Indian cricket team vice-captain Virat Kohli said doping in sport is simply not acceptable and called for the harshest possible punishment for those who bring disrepute to the game.
Wadekar undergoes angioplasty
Former India captain Ajit Wadekar underwent an angioplasty for a major blockage of artery and is recuperating at a city hospital in Mumbai.
Cricket SA name new selection panel
Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced the re-appointment of Andrew Hudson as convener of the national selection committee and also named two new selectors on Friday.
Warner fails in Ashes trial
Disgraced batsman David Warner's hopes of playing in the third Ashes Test looked slim on Friday after he failed in both innings of Australia A's tour match against a Zimbabwe Select XI in Harare.
Swann sparks Australian collapse at Lord's
Aggressive off-spin bowling from Graeme Swann and indifferent Australian batting allowed England to seize control of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Friday.
Ricky Bhui replaces 'overage' Viradia in India U-19 squad
Andhra batsman Ricky Bhui has been named as replacement for Gujarat's Karan Viradia in India's under-19 squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
ICC plans trial of new DRS in third Ashes Test
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken the first step towards controlling the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) in the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford with trial of an alternative system to reduce the third umpire's reliance on the host broadcaster.
Ryan Harris almost chose England career over Australia
Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has admitted that he had almost sacrificed his dream of playing for Australia to forge a career in arch-rivals England.
Trying to make a comeback, Akmal ready to open for Pakistan
In his quest to make another comeback to the national team, Pakistan's out-of-favour wicketkeeper-batsman, Kamran Akmal is ready to compromise on his batting positing, saying he can even play as an opening batsman.
PCB requests ICC to allow Aamir's entry at NCA
The Pakistan Cricket Board has requested the ICC to allow banned pacer Mohammad Aamir to start using facilities at the National Cricket Academy under the supervision of PCB coaches.
Former Australia coach Buchanan leaves New Zealand role
Former Australia coach John Buchanan has stepped down as New Zealand's director of cricket with immediate effect, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Friday.
July 18, 2013Kings XI Punjab co-owners get service tax notice
The Central Excise Department said it has slapped service tax of Rs 6 crore on the Preity Zinta co-owned KPH Dream Cricket, which is part owner of IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab.
India have reasons to oppose DRS, says ICC CEO
The Board of Control for Cricket in India does 'have its own reasons' for opposing the controversial Decision Review System, says International Cricket Council Chief Executive Dave Richardson, admitting that the technology is not foolproof yet.
Bell joins elite trio with third successive ton
Ian Bell joined an elite trio on Thursday with his third Ashes century in successive Tests after England had lost three cheap wickets on the opening day of the second Test against Australia at Lord's.
KKR pacer Sangwan fails random dope test in IPL 6
Kolkata Knight Riders left-arm seamer Pradeep Sangwan has failed a random dope test in the Indian Premier League, it was reported on Thursday.
SLC fines cricketer for flight incident
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has fined cricketer Ramith Rambukwella 50 per cent of his tour fee for causing a mid-air panic while on a British flight recently.
Cowan, Starc dropped for Lord's Test
Usman Khawaja and Ryan Harris have been roped in the Australian squad for the second Ashes Test at Lord's. The duo will replace Ed Cowan and Mitchell Starc.
July 17, 2013Sri Lanka Premier League scrapped for this year
The second edition of Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) has been scrapped after all the franchises failed to cough up their tournament fees with less than a month remaining for the tournament to commence.
Duminy steers SA to easy win in Lanka warm-up
JP Duminy struck a fluent 92 after being elevated to number three in the batting order in South Africa's 73-run victory over a Sri Lankan Cricket Board President's XI in Colombo on Wednesday.
Dhoni's Ranji teammate succumbs to acute pancreatitis
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's close friend and former Ranji teammate Santosh Lal, the inventor of famous helicopter shot, today passed away while undergoing treatment for pancreatitis at a hospital in Delhi.
Arthur upset at confidential lawsuit being made public
Sacked Australia coach Mickey Arthur has been left "extremely upset and disappointed" after his confidential lawsuit against Cricket Australia was leaked to the media leading to a massive controversy.
Haddin admits 'edging' the ball in the first Ashes Test
Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin has said that he knew he was out and did not need to wait for the replay to determine that he had hit the ball, which brought the end of the first Ashes Test, that went in favour of England.
Former NZ Test opener Sinclair in financial doldrums
Former New Zealand Test batsman Mathew Sinclair pulled stumps on his cricket career on Wednesday, revealing he will instead sign on for unemployment benefits to support his family.
Bravo brothers power Windies to win over Pakistan
Half-brothers Darren and Dwayne Bravo provided the foundation for success as West Indies beat Pakistan by 37 runs on Tuesday to win the second One-Day International in Guyana and tie the five-match series.
English club cricketer slams 311 runs in 40 overs!
A self-employed builder from Cornwall in south-west England hit 311 runs from 40 overs to help his club to a regional record scoreline on Tuesday.
IPL: Claims of nexus between Dawood-bookies presented in court
Audio intercepts of telephone calls was played by the Delhi police, on Tuesday, in a Delhi court to buttress its claim about the nexus between underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and bookies in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
July 16, 2013Sacked Aus coach Arthur wants $3.6m compensation
Mickey Arthur is demanding 3.6 million dollars in compensation or reinstatement as Australia's cricket coach following his sacking last month, according documents seen by the country's Seven News TV station.
Dravid to act as prosecution witness in IPL spot-fixing case
Rajasthan Royals' captain Rahul Dravid will act as a formal prosecution witness in the IPL spot-fixing case. Sources in the Delhi police said a team had been sent to Bangalore to record the former India captain's statement.
'Wait for a few more Tests before trashing DRS'
Former interanational umpire Bomi Jamula is wary of trashing the Decision Review System (DRS) which came under the microscope during the just-concluded first Ashes Test between England and Australia at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Dhoni extends helping hand to ailing 'helicopter shot' friend
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is extending all possible help to the inventor of his famous helicopter shot and one of his close childhood friend Santosh Lal, who has been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and was airlifted to Delhi on Monday for treatment.
July 15, 2013Dhoni extends helping hand to ailing 'helicopter shot' friend
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is extending all possible help to the inventor of his famous helicopter shot and one of his close childhood friend Santosh Lal, who has been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and was airlifted to Delhi on Monday for treatment.
Pakistan name former captain Moin Khan as chief selector
Former captain Moin Khan has been appointed as Pakistan's chief selector replacing Iqbal Qasim, who resigned after the team's dismal performance in the Champions Trophy, the country's cricket board said on Monday.
England retain squad for second Ashes Test
England named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Ashes Test against Australia starting at Lord's on Thursday.
Afridi steers Pakistan to big win over West Indies
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi produced a brilliant performance with both bat and ball to lead his team to a thumping 126-run victory over West Indies in their first One-day International on Sunday.
July 14, 2013Ashes: England hold nerve to steal win, take 1-0 lead
England held their nerve to end Australia's last-wicket partnership of 65 and seal a dramatic 14-run victory in an extraordinary first Ashes Test at TrentBridge on Sunday.
'Hanif Mohd recovering well from liver cancer'
Legendary Pakistan batsman and former captain Hanif Mohammad is recovering well from liver cancer after undergoing a successful surgery in London, brother and former Test cricker Mushtaq Mohammad confirmed.
ICC denies allowing Aamir to play domestic cricket
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has dismissed media reports in Pakistan that banned left arm pacer, Muhammad Aamir had been allowed to resume playing domestic cricket by them.
July 13, 2013Ashes Test: England rock Australia with late burst
England were scenting victory after claiming three late wickets to reduce Australia to 174 for six on a fluctuating fourth day of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
ICC allows Amir to play domestic cricket for one year
Banned Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir has been allowed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to play domestic cricket with some conditions lifting the ban imposed on the tainted bowlers for spot-fixing.
Holding calls for ban on Broad for 'refusal to walk'
Former West Indies bowler Michael Holding has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ban England's Stuart Broad for his refusal to walk after being caught out on the day three of the first Ashes Test.
PCB drops Rauf from list recommended for ICC umpires' panels
The international career of tainted umpire Asad Rauf appears to be over after the Pakistan Cricket Board refused to nominate his name for the ICC's international and elite panels of officials.
Original British streaker to light up Lords... but fully dressed!
Michael Angelow, the man who made cricket history when he became Britain's first sporting streaker by running through Lords is planning a shock return to the ground but has turned down The Duckworth Lewis Method request for a repeat performance.
July 12, 2013Mathews suspended for two ODIs for slow over-rate
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was handed a two-match suspension for maintaining a slow over-rate during his team's one-wicket defeat against India in the final of the Tri-series in Trinidad.
Dalmiya hails India's Tri-series triumph
BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the Tri-Nation series at Port of Spain.
Ashes: Bell, Broad boost England amid umpiring controversy
Ian Bell and Stuart Broad shared an unbroken century partnership to lift England to 326 for six on a compelling third day of the first Ashes Test against Australia on Friday.
Hot Spot inventor apologises for Trott dismissal
The inventor of the Hot Spot thermal imaging replay system has apologised to England for the manner in which Jonathan Trott was given out by the third umpire on the second day of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
Under-19 team adds to India's joy, clinch series Down Under
Following the senior cricket team's inspirational tri-series win in the West Indies, India's U-19 team added to that cheer for cricket fans. Indian bowlers ripped through the Australian line-up as the team thrashed the hosts by eight wickets to be crowned champions in the Under-19 International Series after a lop-sided final clash in Darwin on Friday.
India hold on to No. 1 ODI ranking after annual update
India's back-to-back title triumphs has helped the world champion team retain its top position in the ICC ODI rankings following the annual update of the list announced on Friday.
Ponting makes century in final first-class game
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting made an unbeaten 169 in his final match for English county Surrey to ensure he ended his first-class career with a bang on Thursday.
'Poker-faced' Warne's balancing act between Hurley and Ashes
Former Australian spinner Shane Warne is currently in Las Vegas with girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley and has tweeted his support for Australian debutant Ashton Agar, even as the cricketer spent most of his time beside the pools and poker tables of Vegas.
Dhoni leads India to tri-series title triumph
India triumphed in the Tri-nation ODI series after defeating Sri Lanka by one wicket in the final in Port of Spain. Opting to field, India bowled out Sri Lanka for 201 and then chased down the target with two balls to spare.
July 11, 2013Ashes: Agar lights up Trent Bridge but England recover
Number 11 Ashton Agar made an astonishing record 98 on debut as Australia seized control of the first Ashes Test against England on a wildly fluctuating second day at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
BCCI could pull out of SA tour if Lorgat is elected CEO
A top contender for the CEO's post in Cricket South Africa, Haroon Lorgat's appointment could end up creating a rift between the CSA and the BCCI, which is opposed to the former ICC official joining.
Nine mulls over use of pink balls in proposed night Tests
Australian TV network Channel Nine is mulling over using pink-coloured lacquered balls in the proposed night Test matches, which could reportedly become a reality in three years.
Broad in doubt for remainder of first Ashes Test
England bowler Stuart Broad has come under doubt for the remainder of the first Ashes Test after he was hit on his troublesome shoulder by James Pattinson while batting at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
Ponting completes 24,000 runs in first class cricket
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has reached a landmark score of 24,000 first-class runs as his batting display gave Surrey hope of a draw in their LV County Championship Division One clash against Nottinghamshire at The Oval.
Warne to be inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
Former Australia spinner Shane Warne will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on July 19 during the tea interval of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's, ICC announced on Thursday.
Pak film 'Main Hoon Afridi' set for Eid release in India
Pakistan's first sports film 'Main Hoon Afridi' is all set for release on Eid.
Legendary Pak batsman Hanif Mohd undergoes cancer surgery
Pakistan great Hanif Mohammad has undergone an operation for liver cancer, it has been reported.
July 10, 2013Young J&K batsman Khajuria in India U-19 squad
Close on the heels of Parveez Rasool's selection in the Indian team for the Zimbabwe tour, another Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Shubham Khajuria was on Wednesday selected in the India Under-19 squad for the tour of Sri Lanka.
Sports Bill may stop BCCI from using 'India' as team name
The Board of Control for Cricket in India could be again set on collision course with the Sports Ministry as a contentious clause in the Draft National Sports Development Bill states that only those federations who come under the Right to Information Act (RTI) ambit will have the right to use 'India' as the team's name.
Kaneria asked to pay £200000 by ECB disciplinary panel
Problems continued to multiply for Pakistan's disgraced leg-spinner Danish Kaneria, who has now been ordered to pay 2,00,000 in costs by the disciplinary panel of the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Modi annoyed at not getting a copy of the report
Lalit Modi's counsel Mehmood Abdi termed as "non-transparent" the manner in which the two-member special disciplinary committee investigated the charges against the former IPL commissioner and submitted its findings to the BCCI.
In-form India U-19 side beat New Zealand for fourth win
Medium pacer Deepak Hooda (3/26) led an impressive Indian bowling performance that paved the way for an easy seven-wicket win over New Zealand in U-19 tri-series match in Darwin.
Warner released from Australia Ashes squad to get practice
Australia have released batsman David Warner from the Ashes tour of England to join up with their A squad in Zimbabwe and South Africa, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday.
Trent Bridge Test: Gripping start to Ashes, hosts hit back
England roared back in the final session following a feeble batting display as wickets tumbled on a dramatic opening day of the first Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
Swann feels England can carry momentum set by Murray's win
England spinner Graeme Swann, who has dismissed some of Australia's best players, has joked he could get knighted and become PM in five years time if England win 5-0 and he takes 50 wickets in the Ashes.
Kumar helps India thrash SL to enter tri-series final
Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar wreaked havoc with a brilliant opening spell as he powered India into the final of the tri-series following a convincing 81-run victory over Sri Lanka via the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected match in Trinidad, on Tuesday.
Ireland qualifies for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Ireland qualified for its third successive ICC Cricket World Cup after its World Cricket League Championship match against Netherlands on Tuesday ended in a sensational tie in Amstelveen, on Tuesday.
July 09, 2013BCCI asks South Africa to change India's tour itinerary
The itinerary of India's tour of South Africa beginning November is being reworked, Board of Control for Cricket in India interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said in Kolkata, on Tuesday.
Scindia, Jaitley submit detailed report on Modi probe to BCCI
The two-member special disciplinary committee comprising of Jyotiraditya Scindia and Arun Jaitley, appointed to investigate charges levelled against former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi, completed their probe and submitted their findings to the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Cook predicts 'one hell of an Ashes battle'
England captain Alastair Cook has predicted "one hell of a battle" ahead of the start of the first Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
Ranji Trophy: Mumbai kick-off campaign against Haryana
Fixtures for the 2013-14 season.
Two Sri Lankan umpires suspended for match-fixing
Sri Lankan umpires Sagara Gallage and Maurice de La Zilwa, who were caught in a television sting operation willing to fix cricket matches for money, have been suspended for 10 and three years respectively while Gamini Dissanayake, the other accused umpire, was exonerated due to lack of evidence.
Raina, Jadeja sorry for on-field spat
Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina have apologised for their on-field spat during the ongoing tri-series match against the West Indies, which sparked off a debate about lack of harmony in the Indian dressing room.
Akram finds new love in maiden from Melbourne
Wasim Akram has got engaged to a former public relations consultant from Melbourne after proposing to her on his knee.
Tri-series: Sangakkara, Mathews guide Sri Lanka to victory
Experienced Kumar Sangakkara's brilliant 95-ball 90 coupled with a impressive bowling performance from the skipper Angelo Mathews have helped Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 39 runs in a rain curtailed match that lasted over two days.
July 08, 2013India rise to No 2 in ICC Test rankings
India moved up a rung to second spot, ahead of England, in the latest ICC Test rankings, issued on Monday, while South Africa strengthened its position as the numero uno side after the annual update of the championship table.
India to play 2 T20s, 7 ODIs before Test series in SA
India's tour of South Africa later this year will commence with the visitors playing Twenty20 and 50-over internationals against the hosts before taking them on in a three-Test series.
Rasool works on his fitness at NCA
Parveez Rasool, the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to be included in the Indian squad, spent his first day at the National Cricket Academy preparing for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, beginning July 24.
Unbeaten India beat Aus, enter Under-19 tri-series final
A clinical all-round display earned India a comfortable seven-wicket victory over their counterparts from Australia and a berth in the final of the Under-19 Tri-nation series in Darwin on Monday. Opting to bowl, India restricted Australia to 191 for six in the allotted 50 overs, before chasing down the target in 45.4 overs.
England's Pietersen divides and conquers
Love him or loathe him, Kevin Pietersen's return from a knee injury in time to face Australia in the Ashes series will have left England supporters breathing a sigh of relief.
July 07, 2013Tri series: Rain pushes SL-WI ODI to reserve day
Rain played spoilsport as the crucial ODI match between Sri Lanka and West Indies in the tri-nation series was pushed to the reserve day on Monday, at the Queen's Park Oval.
Pak-born Raza in Zimbabwe squad for India series
Pakistan-born cricketer Sikander Raza, who recently made his debut against Bangladesh in a home series, has been named in the 16-member Zimbabwe squad, led by Brendon Taylor that will take on India in a five match ODI series starting July 24, in Harare.
July 06, 2013Raina, Jadeja involved in heated argument over dropped catch
India's Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina were involved in a heated on-field argument over a dropped catch during India's tri-series match against the West Indies on Saturday.
Pace bowler Onions included in England Ashes squad
England have included pace bowler Graham Onions in a 13-man squad for the first Ashes Test against Australia starting at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Wednesday.
Bookie Shobhan Mehta sent to six-day police custody
A big-time bookie Shobhan Mehta, arrested in connection with the Indian Premier League betting scandal, was on Saturday remanded to Mumbai Police custody as investigators said they want to probe his alleged role in spot-fixing and links in Pakistan.
IPL fixing: Harmeet questioned by BCCI's ACSU chief Sawani
Rajasthan Royals left-arm spinner Harmeet Singh appeared before the BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) chief Ravi Sawani on Saturday and was questioned for close to one and half hours in the ongoing Indian Premier League spot-fixing probe.
West Indies captain Bravo suspended for Sri Lanka match
West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has been suspended for one match after his side was fined for a second minor over-rate offence within 12 months during their tri-series ODI against India at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
No role in Shastri's exclusion as CT commentator, says ICC
The International Cricket Council made it clear that it had nothing to do with the absence of former Indian captain Ravi Shastri from the panel of commentators for last month's ICC Champions Trophy in England.
Port of Spain ODI: Captain Kohli keeps India in the hunt
Skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with a responsible century-knock as India bounced back in the race for the tri-series final with a dominating 102-run win over the West Indies in a crucial rain-hit match in Port of Spain (Trinidad) on Friday.
July 05, 2013I was expecting a call-up for the Zimbabwe tour: Rasool
Parveez Rasool was modest yet honest in his admission that he did expect a national call-up after his seven-wicket haul against the mighty Australians earlier this year.
IPL betting: Mumbai cops arrest key bookie Shobhan Mehta
The Mumbai police on Friday arrested big-time bookie Shobhan Mehta in connection with the IPL betting case after picking up him from Goa. The latest arrest takes the number of arrests in the case to 17.
I have matured as a cricketer: Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat, who earned a recall to the Indian squad for the tour of Zimbabwe on Friday, expressed gratitude to Zaheer Khan, saying the former India pacer helped him improve as a cricketer during his stint with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
'Donald was impressed with Rasool's work ethics and sincerity'
The legendary Bishan Singh Bedi, who has been instrumental in shaping young Parveez Rasool's career, feels the Jammu and Kashmir cricketer should play his natural game and not think about competing with a seasoned pro like Ravichandran Ashwin.
Rasool in India squad for Zimbabwe ODIs, Dhoni rested
Young all-rounder Parveez Rasool created history, becoming the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to be named in the Indian team, as the selectors opted to rest captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and four other key players for the upcoming ODI tour of Zimbabwe.
PCB slaps life ban on Kaneria for spot-fixing
Disgraced spinner Danish Kaneria's career seems all but over with the Pakistan Cricket Board imposing a life ban on him on Friday for indulging in spot-fixing during the 2009 English county season.
Ton-up Clarke in smashing form before Ashes opener
Australia captain Michael Clarke fired an Ashes warning to England before next week's first Test, smashing a 98-ball 124 on the penultimate day of their final warm-up game against Worcestershire on Thursday.
Vettori out for six months, considers future
Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has ruled himself out of any cricket for six months to recover from Achilles surgery and rejected a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) central contract while he considers his future.
July 04, 2013Shetty moves court against MCA ban, seeks Rs 50 lakh
Former Mumbai Cricket Association vice-president Ratnakar Shetty filed a civil suit in a local court seeking a stay on the five-year ban imposed on him by the sport body, from whom he has demanded damages of Rs 50 lakh for "tarnishing his reputation".
Steyn rested for South Africa's limited overs tour of SL
The paceman had injury problems in the recent ICC Champions Trophy in England, forcing him to miss the semi-final defeat by the hosts, and that has weighed heavily on the minds of the selectors with Test series coming up against Pakistan, India and Australia.
India will be stand-by for 2014 World T20: Dalmiya
India are ready to host few matches of the next year's ICC World T20 if Bangladesh are not able to meet the ICC's August deadline to prepare two of the four proposed venues, BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said in Kolkata on Thursday.
Indian student scores triple hundred for Oxford University
Skipper Samridh Agarwal cracked an unbeaten 313 and became the first ever cricketer to score a triple century in an University match and also eclipsed the previous record of 247 set by another Indian origin player Salil Oberoi.
Captain Zol lifts Indian colts to big win over New Zealand
Skipper Vijay Zol continued his fine form as his century helped India colts thrash New Zealand by a whopping margin of 165 runs to register their third victory in an U-19 tri-series match in Darwin, on Thursday.
India fined for maintaining slow over-rate
India's stand-in captain Virat Kohli has been fined 20 per cent of his match fees and his team-mates 10 per cent for maintaining a slow over rate in their Tri-nation ODI series match against Sri Lanka.
Swann shines as England cruise to Ashes warmup win
England's Graeme Swann was the shining light in a predictable win on Wednesday over injury-hit county side Essex in their final warm-up match before the first Ashes Test with Australia next week.
Sexual assault allegations against Pakistan team masseur
Pakistan cricket team masseur was sent back from the ICC Champions Trophy after being accused of sexually harassing a female worker at the London hotel, where the players stayed during the event, a source has claimed.
July 03, 2013Homework saga was handled pretty poor: McGrath
Australian great Glenn McGrath says the handling of the 'homework gate' saga during the team's tour of India earlier this year was "pretty poor" and felt it "all blew up" in the middle of the 0-4 Test series drubbing.
Rahul Dravid's father passes away
Former India captain Rahul Dravid's father Sharad passed away at his Indiranagar residence in Bangalore at 1615 IST on Wednesday. He was 79 years old.
Lanka minister slams media for Rambukwella incident
Sri Lanka's Minister of Media and Information, Keheliya Rambukwella on Wednesday blamed the local press for blowing out of proportion the incident involving his son Ramith Rambukwella, who reportedly caused a mid-air panic in an inebriated state while on a British Airways flight.
Pakistan recall Afridi for WI tour; drop Akmal, Malik
Pakistan have recalled former captain Shahid Afridi for a one-day series in West Indies but senior players Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal have been dropped for poor displays in last month's Champions Trophy.
Petition to revoke medals and awards of Salman Butt
A petition has been filed in a Pakistani court seeking registration of a criminal case against disgraced cricketer Salman Butt.
Pakistan cricket at lowest point: PCB chief
Pakistan cricket has reached its lowest point due to a string of scandals involving players cheating, teams not touring the country and court cases, Pakistan Cricket Board interim chief Najam Sethi said.
Still no evidence against me, says Kaneria
Banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria, whose appeal against his life ban was rejected by the England and Wales Cricket Board on Tuesday, complained about not receiving any support from the Pakistan Cricket Board.
India, Australia to resume rivalry in Oct-Nov
India will host Australia for a seven-match ODI series and a one-off Twenty20 international in October-November this year, the BCCI announced on Wednesday.
Trusted player of the day: Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene, back to his openers role blossomed with a sparking century to lead Sri Lanka to a convincing 161-run victory against India in the third match of the tri-nation series in Jamaica, on Tuesday.
New Zealand fast bowler Martin announces retirement
New Zealand fast bowler Chris Martin, the third highest wicket taker for the country in Tests, has retired from all forms of cricket at the age of 38.
Tharanga, Jayawardene tons help SL crush India
Openers Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayawardene hit centuries to power Sri Lanka to a crushing 161-run victory against India in the third match of the tri-nation series in Jamaica, on Tuesday.
Life-ban stays as Kaneria spot-fix appeal dismissed
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's appeal against a life ban from cricket for spot-fixing was dismissed by an England and Wales cricket board disciplinary panel on Tuesday.
July 02, 2013'Drunk' Sri Lanka player tries to open aircraft door
Sri Lanka Cricket has ordered an inquiry into reports that an unnamed member of the country's 'A' team player misbehaved on a British Airways flight while being drunk.
Warner in contention for Ashes return
Controversial Australia batsman David Warner has a "clean slate" and is in contention to return for next week's first Ashes test, coach Darren Lehmann said.
India beat Australia in Under-19 tri-series
The Indian under-19 cricket team produced a fine all-round performance to outplay Australia and notch a 47-run win in its opening match of the ongoing tri-nation series at Marrara Oval in Darwin.
ICC sets up committee to consider Aamer's spot-fixing ban
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has constituted a five-member committee to consider a request for the relaxation of the conditions for the spot-fixing ban on Pakistani paceman Mohammad Aamer.
ICC announces crack down on ball tampering
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a crack down on ball tampering with changes coming into effect from October, under which umpires can act on suspicions of ball tampering even if they do not have firm evidence against a particular fieldsman.
Ahmed set for Ashes call after becoming Australian
Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed was named an Australian citizen on Tuesday, clearing the final procedural hurdle for his selection for the Ashes series against England starting on July 10.
July 01, 2013Rayudu replaces injured Dhoni in Windies tri-series
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday was ruled out of the ongoing tri-series in the West Indies, due to a hamstring injury.
You can't win everything, says Kohli after Windies loss
Stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said he was forced to keep an attacking field against the West Indies in Sunday's tri-series match as he needed wickets to defend a modest score of 230 at Sabina Park.
Kingston ODI: Birthday boy Roach takes West Indies past India
Kemar Roach got himself a perfect birthday present as he guided the West Indies to a thrilling one-wicket win over India in a nail-biting encounter of the Celkon Mobile Cup Tri-Series in Kingston.
June 30, 2013India beat Papua New Guinea in friendly match
The India Under-19 team posted a comprehensive 71-run victory over Papua New Guinea in a friendly match ahead of their tri-series games against counterparts from Australia and New Zealand.
ICC Women's Committee head happy with schedule
The ICC Women's Committee chairperson Clare Connor is delighted with the governing body's International Development Board (IDI) for approving six global women's tournaments between 2016 and 2023.
Australia ease to morale-boosting win
Usman Khawaja, Phil Hughes and Brad Haddin scored half-centuries as Australia put a difficult week behind them to notch a six-wicket win over Somerset in their four-day tour match on Saturday.
ICC ACSU report on corruption in BCB delayed
The ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit's report on corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League has been delayed till at least the next month after officials sought more time to complete their investigation.
Channel Ten signs Ponting as Big Bash commentator
Australian TV network Channel Ten has scored a major coup in its cricket war with new rivals Nine by signing former captain Ricky Ponting as a marquee commentator for the domestic Big Bash series this summer.
India to host World Twenty20 Cup in 2016
In a triple bonanza for India, it will host the World Twenty 20 Cup competition in 2016 and World Test Championship 2021, both for the first time, and the 50-over World Cup for the fourth time in 2023, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced in London.
England to host 2017 World Test Championship
England and Wales will host the inaugural World Test Championship in 2017, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Saturday.
June 29, 2013No discussion on DRS, 5-run penalty if ball is changed
The BCCI again had its way as there was no specific discussions during ICC Cricket Committee Meeting on uniform implementation of DRS but recent ball change controversy during Champions Trophy in England prompted the parent body to take some strong measures.
Srinivasan attends F&CA meeting of ICC via video-link
Under-fire BCCI president N Srinivasan put an end to all speculations by making his presence felt at the International Cricket Council annual conference in London by attending one of the sub-committee meetings via video-link.
'Ball-tampering allegations were annoying, depressing'
The ball-tampering controversy in the recently-concluded Champions Trophy continues to rankle English cricketers with batsman Ravi Bopara calling the allegations, made by former captain Bob Willis, "annoying sad and depressing".
Butt admits to spot-fixing in 2010 Lord's Test
Banned Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt has reportedly admitted to cheating on his country's tour of England in 2010 and has issued a public apology for his actions.
ICC grants Afghanistan Associate membership
Afghanistan have been granted the Associate membership of the ICC, making it the eighth Asian nation and the 38th overall to get the status.
Stats: Gayle show at Sabina Park
Superb performances by Chris Gayle and Sunil Narine gave the West Indies a comfortable six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the opening match of the tri-series, also involving India, at Kingston, Jamaica, on Friday. Check out some statistical highlights from the Sabina Park match.
Bravo messages Gayle... Windies win with bonus point
West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo says he had "sent a message" to Chris Gayle as he was making a mockery of the Sri Lankan attack, telling the opener to try and go for a bonus-point win in the first match of the Tri-nation One-Day series in Kingston, Jamaica.
Gayle's century powers West Indies to easy victory
Chris Gayle blasted a quickfire century to power West Indies to a comfortable six-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the opening match of the tri-nation series in Jamaica, on Friday.
Former Pakistan captain Butt admits to spot-fixing
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt admitted on Friday to cheating on his country's tour of England in 2010 and said he would like to play domestic cricket once his ban for spot-fixing is completed.
June 28, 2013Sreesanth down with fever, admitted to hospital
India pacer S Sreesanth, who is out on bail after being arrested for his alleged involvement in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, was admitted to a hospital in Kochi on Friday after suffering from fever.
Cricketer Gony threatens mother over property dispute
Cricketer Manpreet Singh Gony's mother accused her son of threatening to kill her over a disputed property at Mohali.
Shetty serves legal notice to MCA
Mumbai Cricket Association has decided to consult its lawyers before sending a reply to the legal notice it received from former vice president Prof Ratnakar Shetty asking for the five-year-ban imposed on him to be lifted forthwith.
ICC disappointed at FICA's confrontational approach
The International Cricket Council has expressed "anger and disappointment" at FICA executive chairman Paul Marsh's allegations that no action had been taken for "six weeks" by the ICC on the issue of vote of player representatives.
Pietersen's England comeback thwarted by rain
Kevin Pietersen's England return was halted by rain on Thursday as the second Twenty20 match against New Zealand at the Oval was abandoned after just two balls, handing the Black Caps a 1-0 win in the two-match series.
June 27, 2013Clarke, Watson get cracking against Somerset
Australia captain Michael Clarke scored 45 in his first innings for three months and Shane Watson hit a breezy 90 as Australia made good progress in chasing Somerset's total of 320 in their four-day tour match on Thursday.
Windies looking to win tri-series and prove themselves
After a not-too-good outing in the just-concluded ICC Champions Trophy, West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says his team is eager to "prove" its credentials in the ODI tri-series, featuring India and Sri Lanka, starting in Kingston on Friday.
No cricketers recommended for Khel Ratna award
The BCCI this year hasn't forwarded any name for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the highest honour for active sportspersons in the country, since the Indian cricket board didn't find any fitting cricketer for the award.
FICA refers Siva's election to ICC Ethics Officer
The furore over Laxman Sivaramakrishnan's appointment as a players' representative in the ICC refuses to settle. The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations is now referring the matter to the ICC Ethics Officer for independent investigation.
Faulkner says picked for Ashes because of 'aggressive' tem
Australian fast bowler James Faulkner has said that he was picked in the Ashes squad not only because of his good all-round record at first-class level but also because of his aggressive temperament.
Bravo looks for fresh start in tri-series after CT debacle
Disappointed with the early exit from the recently-concluded Champions Trophy, West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo said his team would look to make amends for the debacle in the ODI tri-series against India and Sri Lanka starting in Kingston on Friday.
'Pakistan will bounce back from Champions Trophy debacle'
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal believes the national team has the ability to bounce back from its recent abysmal performance in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Bindra urges ICC to probe Srinivasan
Former BCCI president IS Bindra has appealed to the directors on the ICC's executive board and its Development International Board to probe N Srinivasan for allegedly violating the Ethics Code of the game's governing body.
June 26, 2013Double blow for Arthur; loses mother after sacking
"Shocked and shattered" at being sacked as coach of the Australian cricket team, Mickey Arthur also suffered a personal blow as his mother passed away following a long battle with cancer.
Morgan tips Pietersen to help level Twenty20 series
England stand-in skipper Eoin Morgan is backing Kevin Pietersen to help turn around his side's fortunes in the second Twenty20 international against New Zealand.
Clarke to play Ashes tour opener against Somerset
Australian captain Michael Clarke has been selected to play in the first Ashes tour warm-up game against Somerset on Wednesday, giving a much-needed boost to Australia's Ashes campaign.
ICC to deliberate on venues for T20 World Cup
The ICC is likely to deliberate on the venues for next year's Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in Bangladesh, during the governing body's annual conference in London.
Oval T20: New Zealand edge England in a thriller
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum led from the front on Tuesday to help the Black Caps defeat England by five runs in an high-scoring Twenty20 international at the Oval on Tuesday.
June 25, 20131983 World Cup win gave new dimension to Indian cricket: Kapil
On the 30th year of India's maiden World Cup triumph, the captain of the team Kapil Dev feels that particular evening at Lord's "changed the dimension" of the game in the country.
Jaffer's nephew Armaan in Mumbai Ranji probables list
In an interesting move, the Mumbai selection committee decided to include 14-year-old Armaan Jaffer in the Ranji Trophy probables list along with his uncle and state team stalwart Wasim Jaffer.
Unfair to compare Dhoni with former captains: Gavaskar
Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar and other ex-cricketers said in unison that one should refrain from drawing comparison between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his predecessors.
'Sir' Jadeja's brand value on the rise after CT success
Ravindra Jadeja, who was awarded the prestigious 'Golden Ball' for ending up as the highest wicket-taker in India's victorious ICC Champions Trophy campaign, has been receiving some attractive endorsement offers from national as well as multi-national brands.
Shetty summoned by MCA panel probing unsold WC final tickets
Top BCCI official Ratnakar Shetty has been summoned to attend the meeting of the Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) inquiry committee, probing the matter of unsold tickets during the 2011 World Cup final held at the Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Tainted Rauf, Bowden dropped from ICC Elite Panel
Pakistan's Asad Rauf, who is being investigated in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, and long-serving New Zealander Billy Bowden were on Tuesday dropped from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires after an annual review of their performance.
Embattled Australia ditch rotation policy for Ashes
Australia are shelving their controversial rotation policy for back-to-back Ashes campaigns that are in danger of falling into complete disarray barely two weeks prior to the opening test against England.
Srinivasan yet to decide on attending ICC meet: TNCA
Embattled BCCI president N Srinivasan, who stepped aside after the IPL spot-fixing scandal, has not yet made up his mind on attending the ICC Annual Conference in London and will decide on it closer to the date of sub-committee meetings.
June 24, 2013Shami replaces injured Pathan for WI tri-series
Bengal pacer Mohammed Shami has been named as Irfan Pathan's replacement in the Indian squad for the upcoming tri-series in the West Indies.
BCCI anti-corruption chief Sawani grills Sreesanth for 3 hours
Tainted cricketer S Sreesanth became the first of the four cricketers to depose before BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit chief Ravi Sawani in New Delhi, on Monday.
Lehmann replaces Mickey Arthur as Australia coach
Mickey Arthur has been sacked as Australia coach just over two weeks before the start of the Ashes series against England, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said on Monday. Former Australia batsman Darren Lehmann, the Queensland coach who is in England with the Australia A team, will take over from Arthur.
Australia sack coach Arthur, Lehmann likely to succeed
Mickey Arthur has been sacked as coach of Australia just two weeks ahead of the start of the Ashes series against England after a series of poor results and a string of disciplinary issues in the squad, local media reported on Monday.
Congratulate Team India on Champions Trophy triumph
India held their nerve to beat England by five runs in a rain-disrupted Champions Trophy final at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. Congratulate Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys.
India beat England in 20-over thriller, win Champions Trophy
Ravindra Jadeja's superb all-round showing helped India win the ICC Champions Trophy with a thrilling five-run victory over hosts England in a rain-shortened final in Birmingham on Sunday.
June 23, 2013Srinivasan elected TNCA president for 12th straight time
N Srinivasan was on Sunday elected unopposed as president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) for the 12th year on the trot.
Sarwan dropped from Windies squad for tri-series
Senior batsman Ramnarseh Sarwan has been dropped from the 13-member West Indies cricket squad for the first three matches of their ODI tri-series against India and Sri Lanka starting June 28.
June 22, 2013Sreesanth starts training, hopeful of making return soon
Out-on-bail India pacer S Sreesanth started training for the first time after being embroiled in the spot-fixing scandal and has expressed hope of getting back on to the field soon.
Malik, Akmal dropped from WI tour probables
The Pakistan selectors decided to drop the senior trio of Shoib Malik, Kamran Akmal and Imran Farhat from the probables list in the wake of team's failure in the Champions Trophy but at the same time recalled veterans Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan for West Indies tour.
ICC to dedicate CT final to HIV awareness campaign
The final of the ICC Champions Trophy will be dedicated to the highly successful HIV awareness campaign, THINK WISE, which is a partnership between the ICC, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
'Ball changing' Aleem Dar demoted to fourth umpire for CT final
Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar has reportedly been relegated to the peripheral fourth umpire role following the ball-tampering allegations in the ICC Champions Trophy that rocked the England team.
Afridi, Younis likely to make comeback
The Pakistan's flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi and senior batsman Younis Khan have emerged as strong contenders to make a comeback to the national team for the coming tours to West Indies and Zimbabwe after the selectors dumped them for the Champions Trophy.
We are looking to seize the opportunity: Trott
Claiming that England had proved a few doubters wrong with their performance in the ICC Champions Trophy, batsman Jonathan Trot said he was "excited" and the team was looking to "seize the opportunity" in the title clash against India in Birmingham on Sunday.
June 21, 2013Dalmiya says he will represent BCCI at ICC meet
Jagmohan Dalmiya said he will attend ICC executive board, development board and annual conference on behalf of the BCCI.
Clarke confident of returning to action against Somerset
Australia captain Michael Clarke is confident he will recover from a back injury in time to play in their first warm-up match for the Ashes series. The recurring problem forced Clarke to miss the Champions Trophy and led to speculation that Australia's most prolific run-scorer in recent times could miss some of the five-Test Ashes series in England, which starts at Trent Bridge on July 10.
Renowned sports journalist Dicky Rutnagur passes away
Renowned Indian sports journalist and commentator Dicky Rutnagur passed away in London on Friday, aged 82, after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his son Richard Sohrab Rutnagur.
PIL challenges BCCI probe panel, Srinivasan's role
The Cricket Association of Bihar has filed a PIL in the Bombay high court against the constitution of a probe panel on IPL spot-fixing by then Board of Control for Cricket in India chief N Srinivasan, alleging it was an 'exercise' to 'cover up' the activities of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan.
Umpires Dharmasena, Tucker to officiate in Champions Trophy final
Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and Australia's Rod Tucker will be the on-field umpires in Sunday's ICC Champions Trophy final between India and England in Birmingham.
IPL spot-fixing: Legalised betting can even the odds
If the spot-fixing scandal in cricket and the revelations around it prove anything, it is that the time has come to legalise betting in India, feels Ayaz Memon.
Bhuvi, Ishant raise the bar at Cardiff
We have two top performers from Thursday's match. It is the bowling duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma.
Sangakkara's wicket proved costly for SL
The turning point of the match has Kumar Sangakkara's wicket.
Our target was to make semis, says SL captain Mathews
Sri Lanka Skipper Angelo Mathews said losing the toss and explosive batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan's injury were the key factors in the team's eight-wicket loss to India in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final in Cardiff.
IPL spot-fixing probe panel to meet with BCCI officials
BCCI official Ratnakar Shetty will discuss with the two judges appointed to inquire into the complaints against Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra -- the owners of CSK and Rajasthan Royals -- the 'preferred mode of operation' in the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal.
June 20, 2013Champions Trophy: India thrash Sri Lanka to reach final
A ruthless India stormed into the final of the ICC Champions Trophy with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over a hapless Sri Lanka, relying on a clinical all-round display to put themselves on course for yet another world title.
3 CSK players given flats by real estate tycoon, claims Modi
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi made a sensational claim that three Chennai Super Kings player had links with a real estate tycoon, who is also a bookie and has close links with Gurunath Meiyappan and other IPL franchisee owners.
Ponting to retire from all cricket in October
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting will retire from all cricket after playing in the Champions League T20 in October, he said on Thursday.
Uttarakhand floods a sad, unbelievable experience: Harbhajan
Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has described the experience of getting caught in the massive floods in Uttarakhand while on a pilgrimage as 'sad' and 'unbelievable'.
Srinivasan, Dalmiya likely to attend ICC meeting
Board president N Srinivasan and interim in-charge Jagmohan Dalmiya are likely to represent India in the upcoming ICC annual conference in London as part of a compromise formula to break the stalemate on the issue.
Turning point: Early breakthroughs turn it England's way
James Anderson set the tone for England's win with a wicket in the very first over of the match.
England bowlers clean up South Africa
Right from the moment England captain Alastair Cook won the toss, his team did no wrong. The hosts humiliated South Africa as they handed them a crushing seven-wicket-defeat with 75 balls to spare in the first semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy, in London, on Wednesday.
Pietersen named in England Twenty20 squad
Kevin Pietersen has been named in England's 14-man squad for a two-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand after returning from a knee injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday.
June 19, 2013Naik appointed chairman of selectors of senior Mumbai team
The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) appointed former India opener and state captain Sudhir Naik as the chairman of the selection panel after national chief selector Sandeep Patil had resigned from the post in April.
Harbhajan rescued by Indian Air Force
India cricketer Harbhajan Singh, who was stranded in Joshimath due to incessant rains while on a pilgrimage, was rescued and taken to safety by the Indian Air Force.
Buttler 7th wicketkeeper to effect six dismissals
Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler became the seventh cricketer to effect six dismissals in an ODI and the third from England to achieve the feat, during their ICC Champions Trophy semi-final against South Africa in London.
Bangladesh may lose ICC membership, warns BCB chief
Bangladesh might lose its ICC membership if the cricket board doesn't hold its election according to the ICC's guideline, BCB president Nazmul Hassan has said.
M V Sridhar appointed India team manager for WI tour
M V Sridhar was appointed manager of the Indian cricket team for the tri-series in the West Indies starting June 28.
England crush South Africa to storm into Champions Trophy final
An impressive bowling performance helped England storm into the ICC Champions Trophy final after the hosts thrashed South Africa by seven wickets in the first semi-final, at the Oval in London, on Wednesday.
Arun Jaitley likely to represent BCCI at ICC meet
The impasse regarding India's representative at the Annual Conference of the ICC took a new turn with senior vice-president Arun Jaitley as a likely choice for the high-profile meeting in London on June 25.
June 18, 2013'England seem to reverse the ball quicker than others'
South Africa skipper AB de Villiers on Tuesday waded into controversy over alleged ball-tampering saying he is a bit amazed at the England bowlers' ability to reverse swing the ball "a bit quicker than the rest of the teams" in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy.
Bindra slams Dalmiya for accepting interim BCCI post
Former BCCI president and a member of the anti N Srinivasan group, Inderjit Singh Bindra, lashed out at the Board's interim head Jagmohan Dalmiya for accepting what he termed an "illegitimate stop-gap" arrangement.
Watson's wicket turned the tide in Lanka's favour
Losing Shane Watson early was the turning point of the match.
Magical Mahela put the game beyond Australia's grasp
The top performer of the day has to be Mahela Jayawardene for his unbeaten 84 that put the game beyond Australia's grasp.
Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka to face India in semi-finals
A disciplined Sri Lanka set up a semifinal date with India in the ICC Champions Trophy as they knocked out holders Australia by posting a 20-run win, with veteran Mahela Jayawardene caressing his way to an unbeaten 84-run knock at The Oval on Monday.
June 17, 2013IPL fixing: Chandila sent to fresh police custody for 3 days
Suspended cricketer Ajit Chandila, arrested in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, was on Monday remanded to fresh police custody for three days by a Delhi court after the agency said he is required to corroborate evidence collected from other accused after invoking MCOCA.
India retain Champions Trophy squad for Windies tri-series
The Indian squad that is currently participating in the ICC Champions Trophy has been retained for the upcoming tri-series in the West Indies, starting June 28. The third team in the three-national tournament is Sri Lanka.
Fit Pietersen likely to return for Ashes
England batsman Kevin Pietersen who has not played since March, owing to knee injury, has confirmed that he will be returning to the team and aim for the Ashes series.
Clarke says pub brawl had an impact on his leadership
Down with a recurrent back injury, Australia's regular skipper Michael Clarke said the actions of David Warner and other teammates in Birmingham had an "impact on his leadership".
Akhtar wants Moody to be appointed as Pak coach
Pakistan's controversial former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar wants the PCB to appoint Australia's Tom Moody as the coach of the national team, which has faced a torrid time in the ICC Champions Trophy, failing to win a single match in three appearances.
England down New Zealand to enter Champions Trophy semis
England produced a disciplined all-round display to register a narrow 10-run victory over New Zealand in their crucial rain-curtailed Group A match and advance to the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy in Cardiff, on Sunday.
June 16, 2013Bhuvneshwar undoubtedly the top performer
Bhuvneshwar Kuma vindicated his captain's decision to invite Pakistan to bat first by bowling a tight line in what was an uninterrupted eight-over spell.
Ind vs Pak: Rain breaks proved to be the turning point
The Group B encounter between India and Pakistan at Edgbaston saw quite a few rain breaks, which eventually resulted in the match being a reduced affair.
Australia captain Clarke hopes to return against Sri Lanka
Australia captain Michael Clarke hopes to be fit to return for Monday's final ICC Champions Trophy Group A game against Sri Lanka after missing the first two matches with a back injury.
No one in England team has ever tampered with a ball: Anderson
England strike bowler James Anderson has rejected claims from former captain Bob Willis that the ball was tampered with during a Champions Trophy match against Sri Lanka at the Oval last Thursday.
Injured Elliot ruled out of Champions Trophy
The ICC approved Corey Anderson as replacement of Grant Elliott in the New Zealand's Champions Trophy squad.
England coach Giles denies ball tampering allegations
England one-day international coach Ashley Giles has dismissed former captain Bob Willis' allegations of ball tampering following the ICC Champions Trophy defeat to Sri Lanka which left England's hopes of qualification in the balance.
Champions Trophy: India thrash Pakistan to remain unbeaten
Title favourites India produced yet another clinical performance as they outplayed arch-rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in a high-voltage group league encounter of the ICC Champions Trophy in Birmingham on Saturday.
June 15, 2013Spot-fixing row: Chandila's court hearing deferred to June 17
A Delhi court on Saturday deferred till June 17, the hearing on the bail pleas of suspended Rajasthan Royal's player Ajit Chandila and five others in the IPL spot-fixing row.
'Clarke's absence responsible for team's rot'
Australia's problems in the lead-up to the Ashes has stemmed from captain Michael Clarke's absence as he is in a major way accountable for the general manner in which the team conducts itself and the general direction in which it is travelling, according to the Australian media.
West Indies fined for maintaining slow over-rate
West Indies had salt rubbed into the wound of their exit from the ICC Champions Trophy when they were fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their rain-hit Group B match against South Africa at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.
Ingram guides SA in semis
The West Indies-South Africa match was virtually a quarter-final match. The winner goes through to the next round.
Six ducks as Lancs dismiss Essex for 20
Six batsmen made ducks as visiting Lancashire bowled Essex out for 20 in a second division game at Chelmsford on Friday, their lowest score in a first-class fixture. It was also the lowest score in county cricket since Essex skittled Surrey for 14 at the same ground in 1983.
ICC Champions Trophy: South Africa seal semi-final berth
Kieron Pollard's wicket at a crucial juncture proved to be the difference as South Africa barely managed to secure a semifinal berth in the Champions Trophy despite their Group 'B' match against the West Indies ending in a tie under the Duckworth/Lewis method in Cardiff on Friday.
June 14, 2013Police opposes bail plea of Chandila, others
The Delhi police has opposed the bail plea of Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, saying he is a "key conspirator" in the entire case and was acting at the behest of a syndicate run by gangster Dawood Ibrahim.
Are Pakistani cricketers mentally disturbed?
The Pakistani bowling legend Shoaib Akhtar has slammed the cricket team, saying that most of the current players are 'mentally disturbed' and that the country's sport is currently enduring its 'darkest era'.
Kulasekara's promotion up the order was a masterstroke!
Riding on half-centuries from skipper Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Joe Root, England put up a massive 293-7 from their 50 overs.
Sanga's gritty 134 sinks England
Kumar Sangakkara came up with a gritty, unbeaten 134 to sink England and keep Sri Lanka's semi-final hopes in the ICC Champions Trophy alive.
Warner denies having drinking problem 'like Ponting'
Australian opening batsman David Warner has denied that he has a drinking problem, although he admitted that he was under the influence of alcohol and had acted aggressively when he punched England batsman Joe Root in the face in a Birmingham nightclub.
Sangakkara heroics seal Sri Lanka win over England
Kumar Sangakkara smashed a brilliant unbeaten 134 as Sri Lanka registered a thumping seven-wicket win over England to keep themselves in the hunt for a semi-final berth in the Champions Trophy.
Steyn passed fit for West Indies clash
South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn has been passed fit for Friday's winner-takes-all Champions Trophy Group B clash against West Indies in Cardiff.
June 13, 2013Australia batsman Warner says sorry for Root attack
Australia batsman David Warner issued an apology for getting involved in a late night bar-room fracas with young England player Joe Root.
Start clean-up operations at the top: Bindra
Continuing his tirade against the Board of Control for Cricket in India, former president I S Bindra says the players alone should not be blamed for bringing disrepute to the sport.
IPL fixing: No trouble with separate probes, says SC
The Supreme Court on Thursday said it is not convinced that separate probes by the Mumbai and Delhi police into the IPL spot-fixing scandal are creating hurdles in the investigation that has 'wide ramifications'.
Dalmiya may attend ICC meeting; DRS to be discussed
BCCI's interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya is likely to represent the Indian Cricket Board at the International Cricket Council's annual conference scheduled to start in London from June 23.
Warner suspended till Ashes, fined
Australia batsman David Warner has been suspended until the first Ashes Test and fined 11,500 Australian dollars after an alleged physical altercation with England player Joe Root, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.
Ashraf set to step down as PCB chief?
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf might step down or could be told by President Asif Zardari to resign in the next few days following the dismal show of the team in the ongoing Champions Trophy.
Bailey calls Warner's brawl minor incident
Describing David Warner as "generous and giving", Australia's stand-in cricket captain George Bailey downplayed the opener's bar-room brawl with England batsman Joe Root, calling it a "minor" incident but "disappointing" nonetheless.
Hoping for positive result from judiciary: Chavan
Rajasthan Royals cricketer Ankeet Chavan, who is out on bail after being arrested for alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, today said he is hoping to get a "positive" verdict from the judiciary to restart his cricketing career.
June 12, 2013Champions Trophy: Australia-New Zealand match washed out
Australia's semi-final prospects in the ICC Champions Trophy was severely dented after their crucial Group A match against New Zealand was abandoned because of rain in Birmingham, on Wednesday.
Pakistan's Mohammad Asif loses appeal over spot-fixing conviction
Disgraced Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif lost an appeal on Wednesday against a 2011 conviction for spot-fixing that ended his international cricket career.
IPL fixing: Chandila's bail deferred
Hearing on the bail pleas of Rajasthan Royals' Ajit Chandila and four others in the IPL spot-fixing case were on Wednesday deferred by a Delhi court, which remanded bookie Sunil Bhatia to two-day police custody.
Fletcher flies to South Africa to attend mother's funeral
India coach Duncan Fletcher has flown to Cape Town, South Africa to attend the funeral of his mother, who passed away earlier this week.
Jadeja high-five sinks Windies
Without doubt, Ravindra Jadeja was the top performer as India beat the West Indies on Tuesday to seal a berth in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals.
Jadeja's dismissal of Charles ruined Windies' batting
The turning point in the game came in the West Indies innings. The Caribbeans were comfortably-placed, at 103 for one, in the 20th over, with Johnson Charles (60) going from strength to strength.
Out on bail, Chavan keeps faith in judiciary
Released on bail after spending 27 days in jail, cricketer Ankeet Chavan, who was arrested for alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, hopes he will not be denied justice by the judiciary.
Warner dropped for attacking England player Root
Australian batsman David Warner was "stood down" from the Champions Trophy group A match against New Zealand for being allegedly involved in a physical altercation with an England player, believed to be Joe Root.
I want to get back into Team India: Sreesanth
Claiming innocence and expressing faith in the judiciary, India Test pacer S Sreesanth, who was released on bail after being arrested for alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, said he is hopeful of making a comeback to the national side.
Bravo blasts batsmen for loss against India
Livid with his batsmen, West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo said their poor shot-selection was to blame for their eight-wicket loss to India in a Champions Trophy Group B match in London on Tuesday.
Even my enemies should not suffer this fate: Sreesanth
Indian pacer S Sreesanth, who is out on bail after being arrested for his allegedly involvement in the IPL spot-fixing case, has said he was confident of getting a clean chit in the case.
June 11, 2013Champions Trophy: Jadeja, Dhawan power India into semis
India stormed into the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy tournament with a resounding eight-wicket victory over West Indies, riding on Shikhar Dhawan's second consecutive ODI century.
I played the game in true spirit, says Sreesanth
Out on bail after 27 days in Tihar jail, tainted India pacer S Sreesanth on Tuesday said that he would never want to "forget this episode" as it had taught him a lot of things.
IPL fixing: Bindra wanted CSK, Royals suspended
Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Inderjit Singh Bindra on Tuesday said that he had written a letter to current head of interim group Jagmohan Dalmiya ahead of the Working Committee meeting demanding suspension of controversial franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.
Sreesanth, Chavan released from Tihar on bail
After spending 26 days behind bars in IPL spot-fixing case, former India cricketer Shantakumaran Sreesanth was released from Tihar Jail on Tuesday night along with Ankit Chavan and 17 others.
Few wrongdoers can't sully cricket's image: Gambhir
Out of favour India opener Gautam Gambhir says the recent spot-fixing episode will not dent the image of the IPL.
Faulkner primed to make 'a difference' for Aussies in Ashes
Australian fast bowler James Faulkner has said that he is ready to make a difference for Australia in the Ashes, adding that he thrives on performing on the 'big stage'.
Pakistan's pathetic batting pains Misbah
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is baffled by his team's batting failure, which has left the side struggling to stay alive in the Champions Trophy after two successive defeats.
CT: Clarke still unfit, ruled out of NZ match
Australia captain Michael Clarke has not recovered from his back injury and will miss the side's second Champions Trophy group match against New Zealand, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday.
Champions Trophy Stats: Ryan McLaren tops wicket-takers chart
Statistical highlights of a Group B ODI match of the ICC Champions Trophy between Pakistan and South Africa in Birmingham on Monday night.
West Indies keeper Ramdin banned for two matches
West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been banned for two One-day Internationals for "conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game", the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.
Top performer: Amla makes the difference
Hashim Amla once again gave ample proof of why is he rated as one of the leading batsmen in world cricket. The South African right-hander, who is ranked second in the ICC ODI rankings, kept South Africa's hopes alive in the Champions Trophy with a gritty half-century against Pakistan.
Champions Trophy: How Pakistan dropped the match!
If you drop a batsman of the calibre of Hashim Amla, you are surely bound to suffer big time and it happened to Pakistan, who were made to pay dearly for their lapse on the field.
Champions Trophy: South Africa crush Pakistan to keep hopes alive
Prolific batsman Hashim Amla (81) hit a splendid half-century before Ryan McLaren took four wickets as South Africa mauled Pakistan by 67 runs to keep themselves in the race for the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals, in Birmingham, on Monday.
June 10, 2013IPL spot-fixing: Sreesanth, Ankeet granted bail
A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to tainted Rajasthan Royals cricketers Shantakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and 18 others accused in the IPL spot-fixing case.
BCCI seeks more time for 'irregularities' report
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is likely to plead before the Supreme Court for more time to file a comprehensive investigative report on irregularities during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
I am shocked and upset at the BCCI decision: Kundra
Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra has come out with an official statement, shortly after he was suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday on charges of gambling during IPL VI matches.
Yorkshire teen breaks 91-year county record
Teenager Matthew Fisher turned his thoughts to schoolwork and a pending French oral exam after becoming the youngest cricketer in 91 years to play in a competitive English county match on Sunday.
Kundra's counsel lashes out at 'unilateral' BCCI
The Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra's counsel Majeed Memon on Monday expressed shock at the BCCI's decision to suspend his client on charges of gambling in IPL VI matches, saying that the "hasty" action taken by the Board is "irresponsible".
Dilshan, Jayawardene reprimanded for excessive appealing
Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene have been officially reprimanded for excessive appealing during their Champions Trophy match against New Zealand in Birmingham.
Top performer: Malinga almost slings it Sri Lanka's way
In a match dominated by bowlers, it was Lasith Malinga who ran away with the honours despite being at the losing end.
Bedi, Azad call for DDCA president Jaitley's head
Former players Bishan Singh Bedi and Kirti Azad today sought DDCA president Arun Jaitley's resignation for 'ruining Delhi's cricket' and his 'incapability and incompetence in handling the affairs of the DDCA.
'Cricket's financial model needs to change'
A reproachful Tim May says the financial model, on which cricket is run globally by mighty India, has to end if the game is to be saved from a running into a serious crisis.
June 09, 2013New Zealand clinch low-scoring thriller against Sri Lanka
New Zealand pulled off a nail-biting one-wicket victory in a low-scoring Group A thriller against Sri Lanka, who very nearly defended a score of 138, in the ICC Champions Trophy in Cardiff.
IPL should not be scrapped: Ashanta de Mel
The spot-fixing and betting scandal in Indian Premier League matches is unfortunate but IPL should not be scrapped, former Sri Lankan fast bowler Ashanta De Mel said.
Sreesanth's arrest painful for fans in Kerala: Tharoor
The minister of state for Human Recourse Development Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the arrest of Kerala pacer S Sreesanth for alleged spot fixing is "very painful" for cricket fans in the state.
RR, Kundra to dominate BCCI emergent WC meet
The crisis-ridden Rajasthan Royals and its under-fire co-owner Raj Kundra's future hangs in balance as the BCCI's Emergent Working Committee meets in New Delhi on Monday to deliberate on the IPL spot-fixing and betting scam and take action, if required.
Stats: Anderson, Bell sizzle for England
Statistical highlights of the ICC Champions Trophy's Group A match between England and Australia in Birmingham.
Australia fined for maintaining a slow over-rate
Australian cricket captain George Bailey was fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while his teammates were docked 10 per cent of their earnings for maintaining a slow over-rate during their ICC Champions Trophy opener against England in Birmingham.
June 08, 2013Bell, Anderson shine as England crush Australia
Ian Bell top scored with a mature innings of 91 and James Anderson claimed three wickets to help England crush Australia by 48 runs in their Group A match of the Champions Trophy in Birmingham, on Saturday.
Pak captain Misbah all praise for bowlers
His team is facing a do-or-die battle against South Africa after losing its Champions Trophy opener, but Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq remains unruffled, choosing to highlight the fine performance of his bowlers in the narrow loss against WI on Friday.
Ramdin charged with conduct contrary to spirit of the game
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday charged West Indies' Denesh Ramdin for conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game during a Champions Trophy match against Pakistan but the wicket-keeper batsman has pleaded not guilty and faces a hearing on Monday.
I may be with some sports body in future: Sharad Pawar
NCP president Sharad Pawar fuelled further speculation on getting back into cricket administration when he said that he may be "in some sports body in the future".
June 07, 2013Oval ODI: Erratic West Indies edge past Pakistan
West Indies eked out a two-wicket win over Pakistan in a low-scoring Group B encounter to start their Champions Trophy campaign on a perfect note at the Kennington Oval on Friday.
Chris Morris replaces injured Morkel
South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris has been called into their Champions Trophy squad after paceman Morne Morkel was ruled out of the tournament through injury.
Kundra appoints Majeed Memon to defend him
Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra, who is facing accusations of betting in the Indian Premier League matches, has appointed noted criminal lawyer Majeed Memon to defend his case.
WIll legalising betting in cricket boost match-fixing?
In the fall-out of all the controversies surrounding the Indian Premier League, a burning debate has ensued, and at the centre of the debate is the legalising of betting in cricket.
Australia captain Clarke out of Champions Trophy opener
Australia captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the side's first Champions Trophy group match against England on Saturday due to injury, Cricket Australia said on Friday.
Meet Dhoni's million-dollar man
Last time when he entered the ground with a cricket ball in hand was more than a decade ago. He was playing for Bihar in the Ranji Trophy as a left-arm spinner. But, cricket never left him.
De Villiers says, run outs proved costly
South African skipper A B de Villiers blamed 'unforced errors' and 'miscommunication in the heat of the battle' for the 26-run loss to India in their Champions Trophy in Cardiff.
June 06, 2013Dhawan's maiden ODI century helps India crush SA
Opener Shikhar Dhawan slammed his way to a maiden One-Day International century as India kicked off their campaign in the ICC Champions Trophy with a comfortable 26-run victory over South Africa in Cardiff, on Thursday.
BCCI to discuss Kundra issue on June 10
Rattled by betting charges against Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra, the Board of Control for Cricket in India convened an Emergent Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on Monday to discuss the issue and 'take action if required'.
Kundra slams media for 'derogatory statements'
His passport seized after close to 12 hours of questioning by the Delhi Police, Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra lashed out at the media for making 'stupid claims' on his alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
Champions Trophy: Clarke doubtful for opener against England
The panic surrounding Australian captain Michael Clarke's fitness is showing no sign of subsiding as he still remains in doubt for Australia's ICC Champions Trophy opener against England on Saturday, with teammates beginning preparations without him in Birmingham.
Ashes aspirant Ahmed to join Australia 'A' in England
Ashes aspirant Fawad Ahmed is to join Australia 'A' on their tour of England after legislation designed to fast-track immigration applications passed through Australia's parliament on Wednesday.
Nottingham ODI: England grab morale-boosting win over NZ
England restored some belated respectability in their one-day series against New Zealand by winning the third and final match by 34 runs at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Wednesday.
June 05, 2013Sawani submits IPL spot-fixing probe report to BCCI
An internal probe report was on Wednesday submitted to the Board of Control for Cricket in India about the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal in which three Rajasthan Royals players including S Sreesanth were arrested by the Delhi Police a fortnight ago.
Kundra questioned for several hours by Delhi Police
Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra and his business partner-friend Umesh Goenka were questioned for several hours on Wednesday in connection with the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal following the claims made by a cricketer and to know about the ownership pattern of the team.
High Court moved for action against Srinivasan, TNCA officials
The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered issue of notice to the state government and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association office-bearers, including its president N Srinivasan, on a petition which alleged irregularities in TNCA and sought appropriate action.
Sreesanth is innocent, say parents
Maintaining that their son is innocent, the parents of S Sreesanth, who is under arrest in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, on Wednesday declined to comment on the Delhi police invoking the stringent MCOCA provisions on their son.
SA pacer Steyn doubtful for India match
South Africa captain AB de Villiers tried to put up a brave front as he informed that his premier fast bowler Dale Steyn is a doubtful starter against India in the opening group league encounter of the ICC Champions Trophy in Cardiff, on Thursday.
Check out ICC's steps to deter match-fixing at CT!
In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal surrounding the Indian Premier League and the Bangladesh Premier League, the ICC is doing whatever it can to minimise the risk of corruption during the Champions Trophy, which starts in the United Kingdom on Thursday.
Rajasthan Royals owner Kundra questioned by Delhi Police
The Delhi Police, on Wednesday, called Rajasthan Royals owner Raj Kundra, to its Special Cell office on Lodhi Road, to seek details about accused players in the IPL spot-fixing case and the agreement they had reached with them.
Tim May quits as players' chief
The head of the international cricket players' association, Tim May, has resigned citing frustration at the global governing body amid allegations of corruption in the game and backroom politicking.
June 04, 2013Dhoni comes under attack for conflict of interest
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has come under sharp attack from some former cricketers for his alleged conflict of interest for having stakes in the sports management company which handles him and three of his Indian team mates.
Banned by MCA for 5 years, Shetty vows to fight it out
Senior BCCI official Ratnakar Shetty, who was on Tuesday banned for five years by the Mumbai Cricket Association, slammed the decision saying it is a personal vendetta and vowed to challenge it legally.
Sreesanth moves fresh bail plea after invocation of MCOCA
Suspended cricketer S Sreesanth on Tuesday moved fresh bail application before a Delhi court after the police invoked stringent MCOCA against him and others in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
Jaitley says Manohar was his choice, not Dalmiya
BCCI vice-president Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said he is not "fully satisfied" with how the Working Committee meeting panned out in Chennai, adding that he would have preferred Shashank Manohar in place of Jagmohan Dalmiya as head of the four-member "interim arrangement".
Karthik, Yadav help India thrash Australia in Cardiff
Umesh Yadav wreaked havoc with a five-wicket haul after Dinesh Karthik hit a sublime unbeaten hundred as India demolished Australia by 243 runs in their final Champions Trophy warm-up match in Cardiff on Tuesday.
Mumbai Cricket Association bans Shetty for five years
Senior BCCI official Prof Ratnakar Shetty was on Tuesday banned for five years by the Mumbai Cricket Association for alleging that some MCA office bearers could have sold tickets for an India-Pakistan T20 International at Ahmedabad last year in the black market.
Dhoni's friend Pandey's gigantic leap with Rhiti Sports
Arun Pandey's claim to fame in cricketing circles, courtesy Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has come fast but the skipper now faces some uncomfortable questions since the suspicions of conflict of interest has cropped up.
Underworld don Dawood's name surfaces in IPL fixing scam
The spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League turned murkier with the names of global terrorist and India's most wanted man Dawood Ibrahim and his close aide Chotta Shakeel surfacing in the case.
Bangladesh's Ashraful admits to match-fixing
Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan said that former captain Mohammad Ashraful has confessed his involvement in fixing matches to the ICC's ACSU team.
Delhi Police invokes MCOCA provisions against Sreesanth & Co.
Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar said the stringent provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) was invoked to strengthen the case against those involved in the IPL spot-fixing saga.
Australian Board signs A$590 million broadcast deal
Cricket Australia (CA) announced a A$590 million broadcast agreement with Channels Nine and Ten on Tuesday, confident the new deal will help them attract the best young athletes in the country to the sport.
IPL spot-fixing: Gurunath Meiyappan, Vindoo get bail
Actor Vindoo Dara Singh and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) principal Gurunath Meiyappan, arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, were granted bail by a local court.
Clarke Australia's highest paid sports star
Australian captain Michael Clarke has reportedly become the country's highest paid sports star with almost six million dollars, thanks to a half-billion dollar deal television deal finalised between Cricket Australia (CA) Channels Nine and Ten.
Sandhu gets 'special marketing' CA contract
Young Indian-origin Australian fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu has reportedly received a special marketing contract from Cricket Australia (CA) as it aims to attract more Australians of Asian descent to the game.
June 03, 2013My fight against wrongdoing in BCCI will continue: Bindra
Terming the BCCI's emergency meeting at Chennai a "farce", former Board chief and Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) president Inderjit Singh Bindra on Monday said that his crusade against wrongdoing will continue.
'Dhoni holds no shareholding in Rhiti Sports'
The sports management firm made it clear that India's captain was a shareholder only for a brief period, and currently has no stake.
SLC refutes arm-twisting claims; Bindra stands by them
Sri Lanka Cricket refuted claims by Indian cricket administrator IS Bindra that a BCCI official had arm-twisted them to withdraw a report which mentioned an Indian player allegedly violating the anti-corruption regulations during the Indian team's tour in 2010.
Kirti Azad reiterates Dhoni could be guilty
Former cricketer Kirti Azad on Monday again suggested that Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could be guilty of conflict of interest, as was the case with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan.
Meiyappan, Vindoo remanded in judicial custody till June 14
A local court rejected the Mumbai crime branch's plea to extend the custody of CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan, Bollywood actor Vindoo Randhawa and two others arrested in the IPL betting case and remanded them in judicial custody till June 14.
Spot-fixing scandal: Delhi Police talks to Jagdale, IPL CEO
Delhi Police sought inputs from former BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale and IPL CEO Sundar Raman on the tripartite agreement between BCCI, IPL teams and players as it intensified efforts to locate nine more bookies suspected to be involved in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
Not managed by Rhiti, claims R P Singh
Pacer Rudra Pratap Singh denied being managed by Rhiti Sports, the firm in which Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a 15 per cent stake, raising questions of a possible conflict of interest.
IPL racket: Bookie arrested, remanded in police custody
Alleged bookie Kishore Badlani was arrested by the Mumbai police in the IPL betting scandal and remanded in police custody till June 6 by a local court.
Southampton ODI: Guptill powers New Zealand to series win
Martin Guptill blasted a majestic unbeaten 189, the equal fifth highest score in one-day international cricket, to propel New Zealand to a 86-run win over England at the Rose Bowl on Sunday.
June 02, 2013The Axis of Evil's strategy has expectedly worked: Modi
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has termed the BCCI Emergent Working Committee meeting in Chennai the "biggest cover-up in cricket" and said having Jagmohan Dalmiya as head of an interim set-up was not the solution.
BCCI meeting a sham, public taken for a ride: Bindra
Former BCCI President IS Bindra has slammed the Board's Working Committee for allowing N Srinavasan to just "step aside" instead of resigning as the body's chief, calling the proceedings a "sham".
'No difference between this BCCI meeting and match-fixing'
Former BCCI secretary Jaywant Lele has equated the happenings at the BCCI's Emergent Working Committee meeting in Chennai to match-fixing in itself and termed the process of appointing Jagmohan Dalmiya as head of a four-member interim arrangement as "unconstitutional".
'Srinivasan is behaving like a banana republic dictator'
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi's counsel Mehmood Abdi has said N Srinivasan was behaving like a "banana republic dictator" and called the outcome of the BCCI Working Committee meeting in Chennai as "fore drawn conclusion".
Srinivasan steps aside, Dalmiya named interim-president
Bowing to all-round pressure, N Srinivasan agreed to "step aside" as BCCI President under a compromise formula that brought back former Chief Jagmohan Dalmiya as head of a four-member "interim arrangement" to run the Board, more than a fortnight after the spot-fixing scandal rocked cricketing world.
'Situation is getting aggravated in disgraceful manner'
Distressed by the IPL spot-fixing scam, BCCI Vice President Niranjan Shah has said the scandal has become increasingly "disgraceful" but stopped short of demanding under-fire President N Srinivasan's resignation.
BCCI meeting underway, Srinivasan set to step aside
If reports are to be believed the BCCI president has agreed to stepped aside till the investigation in the spot-fixing case, involving his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, is over.
June 01, 2013Shukla's resignation doesn't absolve him of IPL mess: Modi
Lalit Modi has held Rajiv Shukla responsible for the entire "mess" in India Premier League and said by merely resigning from the position of the IPL chairman doesn't absolve the politician-cum-cricket administrator from his "wrongdoings".
Jagdale, Shirke welcome Shukla's decision to quit
Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke welcomed IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla's decision to step down from the post in view of the recent controversies surrounding the T20 league and said it's time the credibility of Indian cricket was restored.
Warm Up: Kohli, Karthik guide India to victory over SL
Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik smashed a century each as India warmed up their Champions Trophy campaign with a five-wicket thumping of Sri Lanka in their first practice game in Birmingham on Saturday.
Disgusted Shukla resigns from post of IPL chairman
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla resigned from the high-profile position in the wake of the raging spot-fixing scandal that has rocked Indian cricket, piling up pressure on N Srinivasan to follow suit.
Mumbai cops to question Delhi-based bookie in betting case
Seeking custody of bookie Ashwin Agarwal alias Tinku Delhi, arrested earlier by Delhi Police, Mumbai Police's crime branch told the local court that it wanted to find out whether he had links with IPL players other than Ajit Chandila.
Greed creeping into cricket: Chitrak Mitra
Terming the IPL spot-fixing scandal as unfortunate, BCCI vice-president Chitrak Mitra said that too much of greed has crept into cricket bringing disrepute to the game.
'Resignation of BCCI officials can't clean cricket'
Former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad has said that mere resignations by the top officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will not clean the tainted image of Indian cricket, which has taken a beating in wake of the recent Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.
Will Jagdale's resignation affect BCCI's spot-fixing probe?
Justice T Jayaram Chouta, who was appointed as one of the members of inquiry commission to investigate the IPL spot-fixing scandal, said it was not possible for the committee to function unless all three members are present.
BCCI chief Srinivasan likely to step down on Sunday
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will hold an emergency meeting in Chennai on Sunday. And, the beleaguered BCCI president, N Srinivasan, is likely to announce his resignation at the meeting, after being virtually isolated by his team in the Board.
Time for BCCI president Srinivasan to resign?
Pushed into a corner, the embattled N Srinivasan's days as BCCI President appear to be numbered as more Board officials have threatened to quit following the resignations of two senior functionaries in the wake of the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
BCCI emergency Working Committee Meeting to be rescheduled
The scandal-ridden BCCI could be forced to bring forward its Emergency Working Committee meeting due to the crisis created by the resignation of two senior Board functionaries, Joint Secretary Anurag Thakur said on Saturday.
IPL spot-fixing: 'Something significant to happen in a day'
A day after two of its senior functionaries called it quits, the crisis-hit Board of Control for Cricket in India's Vice President Arun Jaitley said the next 24 hours could bring about a "significant" development in the unfolding drama.
May 31, 2013Guptill ton leads New Zealand to easy win over England
Martin Guptill's fluent unbeaten 103 led New Zealand to a comfortable five-wicket victory over England in the first one-day international at Lord's on Friday.
IPL spot-fixing: Chavan released from Tihar Jail
Suspended cricketer Ankeet Chavan, who was arrested on allegations of spot-fixing, was on Friday released from Tihar Jail, a day after a court granted him bail to solemnise his marriage.
Top BCCI officials Jagdale and Shirke resign
Secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke submitted their resignation in protest against N Srinivasan's refusal to quit as the BCCI president in wake on the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
No Gurunath warning from ICC, says BCCI
The BCCI on Friday made it clear that it had not been told by ICC regarding the world body's reported warning to betting accused Gurunath Meiyappan to keep away from bookies at the start of IPL 6 as has been claimed by him during police interrogation.
English county cricketers under ICC scanner
More than 20 English county cricketers and two umpires are being questioned by anti-corruption detectives as part of the ICC's match-fixing investigation.
Srinivasan should be sacked if he doesn't go: Lele
Former BCCI secretary Jaywant Lele said that under-fire Board president N Srinivasan should be sacked from his post if he does not step down on his own in the wake of the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
Broad, Finn ruled out of first two ODIs
England pace bowlers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn have been ruled out of the opening two of three one-day internationals against New Zealand, with the first starting at Lord's on Friday, due to injury.
RR player Trivedi to be prosecution witness in IPL case
Rajasthan Royals player Sidharth Trivedi will be a prosecution witness in the IPL spot-fixing case in which three players of his team have been arrested.
BCCI commission to probe CSK, RR management
The three-member inquiry commission set up by the BCCI, to probe into the spot-fixing and betting charges during IPL 6, will now look into the roles of Gurunath Meiyappan and owners of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) franchises.
Police custody of Meiyappan, Vindoo extended till June 3
A Mumbai court extended the police remand of CSK team owner Gurunath Meiyappan, actor Vindoo Randhawa and two others arrested in the IPL betting case till June 3 after prosecution sought further custody to unravel their connection with absconding bookies.
Ex-Aus cricketer Ronchi to make ODI debut for New Zealand
Former Australian international cricketer Luke Ronchi is set to complete a notable double when he makes a debut for his native New Zealand in the first One-day international against England at Lord's on Friday.
Spot-fixing probe: CB-CID raid Vikram Aggarwal's hotels
The Crime Branch and Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) officials are carrying out raids on hotels of suspected Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing accused Vikram Aggarwal in Chennai on Friday.
May 30, 2013Ankeet Chavan granted bail to get married
Rajasthan Royals cricketer Ankeet Chavan, arrested on suspicion of spot-fixing in the just-concluded IPL, was granted conditional bail so he can get married on Sunday, his lawyer said. A Delhi court on Thursday granted the 27-year-old bail until June 6, Kishore Gaekwad told Reuters.
Dhoni says will speak on spot-fixing at 'right time'
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to break the Board of Control for Cricket in India's gag on him in answering questions on the spot-fixing scandal that hit the Indian Premier League except to say that some players are '"slightly mentally weak' compared to others.
'Srinivasan, go out honourably or exit unceremoniously'
Beleaguered BCCI President N Srinivasan will eventually have to step down as the choice before him is to go out honourably or exit unceremoniously in the wake of the IPL spot-fixing scandal, former Board Secretary Jaywant Lele said on Thursday.
'Cricket should be played in grounds, not courts'
Former Pakistan Test captain Wasim Bari has said that cricket should be played on the grounds and not in the courts.
Spinner Fawad Ahmed could be cleared for Ashes
Pakistan-born Ahmed arrived in Australia in 2010 before claiming asylum as a refugee on the grounds that he had been subject to death threats from Islamic extremists for being involved with an NGO promoting women's rights.
Cash paid to Sreesanth recovered from Mumbai: Police
The Delhi Police, on Thursday, have recovered Rs 5.5 lakh, of the Rs ten lakh that was allegedly paid to cricketer Sreesanth for spot-fixing in an IPL match.
'Teams should play Tests or lose status'
Concerned about Test matches being "postponed" to accommodate other formats, the ICC Cricket Committee has recommended that a team's failure to play a minimum number of five-day games over a four-year period should lead to the withdrawal of its Test status.
May 29, 2013'Dr Abdullah saying Srinivasan a gentleman understandable'
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Dr Farooq Abdullah's defence of the beleaguered BCCI president N. Srinivasan 'as part of his cover up to escape punishment for alleged embezzlement in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association'.
'Fixing' episode will not affect credibility of cricketers: VVS
Former India batting ace VVS Laxman said he went through a 'feeling of anguish' in the wake of the spot-fixing and betting scandal that hit Indian cricket during the IPL.
Let us be a little bit patient with commission: Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar asked one and all to be a "bit patient with the three-member commission" that will be probing the spot-fixing and betting allegations levelled against BCCI president N Srinivasan's son-in-law and CSK 'Team Principal' Gurunath Meiyappan.
Pawar demands Home Ministry inquiry into all IPL-6 matches
Former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sharad Pawar demanded a Home Ministry inquiry into all the 75 matches of the scandal-hit IPL VI, saying not doing so will give an impression that the Board is not serious about dealing with corruption in the sport.
SLPL denies Vindoo Dara Singh's claims
Sri Lanka Premier League denied Vindu Dara Singh's claims that two bookies had owned one of the franchises of the SLPL, which conducted its inaugural edition last year.
IPL fixing: Umpire Rauf says ready for probe by ICC
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, who is embroiled in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, broke his silence for the first time since his name cropped up in the Mumbai police's investigation, saying he is ready to face the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit to clear his name.
Nobody can influence my spot-fixing probe: Justice Chouta
Retired Justice T Jayaram Chouta, who is a part of the three-man inquiry commission probing the alleged betting charges against Gurunath Meiyappan, on Wednesday ruled out any interference from the BCCI chief N Srinivasan and said nobody can influence his investigation.
Mumbai court extends Meiyappan's police remand till May 31
A Mumbai court on Wednesday extended the police custody of Chennai Super Kings team owner Gurunath Meiyappan till May 31 after it was told by the city crime branch that it wants to confront him and actor Vindoo Randhawa, arrested in the Indian Premier League betting scandal, with a Chennai hotelier, also suspected of involvement in the case.
Srinivasan says he hasn't been asked to quit
Beleaguered Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan continues to be defiant despite calls for his resignation getting more vocal. On Wednesday afternoon, though he did not say he will not step down, he clarified that he will have no say in the commission appointed to probe his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's role in the IPL spot-fixing and betting episode.
'Mr Srinivasan, stay away for sake of cricket's image'
Beleaguered BCCI President N Srinivasan on Wednesday found himself under intense pressure to quit after two BCCI heavyweights, IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla and Board vice-President Arun Jaitley, asked him to "stay away" till investigations against his son-in-law were completed in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
Islamabad High Court suspends Ashraf as PCB chief
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf was suspended by the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday over what it described as the 'polluted' process to elect him to the post.
'We've zero tolerance policy towards corruption'
Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga insisted that SLC has "zero tolerance" policy towards corruption in the wake of reports emerging that some Indian bookies are benami owners of franchises in the Sri Lanka Premier League.
Team India departs in quest for Champions Trophy
The 15-member Indian squad for the ICC Champions Trophy commencing on June 6 left for London via Dubai on Wednesday.
Media box at Wankhede to be named after Bal Thackeray
The media box at the Wankhede stadium, Mumbai will be named after the late Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray, Mumbai Cricket Association announced.
May 28, 2013'Bindra should take over from Srinivasan as BCCI prez'
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi proposed the name of veteran administrator I S Bindra as a possible successor to N Srinivasan, who has rejected demands for his resignation as BCCI president in the wake of arrest of his son-in-law on charges of betting in IPL.
Headingley Test: Swann's six-haul bowls England to victory
Graeme Swann took six wickets and England dodged the rain clouds hovering over Headingley to wrap-up a 247-run second Test victory over New Zealand on Tuesday and secure a 2-0 series triumph.
Gagged by BCCI, Dhoni keeps mum on spot-fixing episode
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has prohibited India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni from airing his views on the spot-fixing episode that scarred the just-concluded sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Sreesanth, three others sent to judicial custody
Tainted India cricketer S Sreesanth, who was arrested a couple of weeks back for his alleged role in the spot-fixing scandal, was sent to judicial custody on Tuesday. A Delhi court refused the police's plea for the pacer's custody for two more days following which he was sent to judicial custody till June 4.
Srininivasan should step down: Scindia
Senior BCCI functionary Jyotiraditya Scindia has called for N Srinivasan's resgination as President in the wake of the arrest of his son-in-law on charges of betting, saying he should step down to avoid a conflict of interest in the investigation. Scindia, the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association President and Chairman of BCCI's Finance Committee, said that propriety demands that Srinivasan steps down till the case of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan is finally decided.
Srikkanth to groove on TV dance competition?
Former Indian cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth is rumoured to participate in the upcoming season of dance reality show Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa.
Swann takes four to bowl England towards victory
Set an improbable 468 to win at Headingley, New Zealand limped to 158 for six at close on Day 4 of the second and final Test.
May 27, 2013Gavaskar defends under fire BCCI chief Srinivasan
Asked about BCCI president N Srinivasan describing S Sreesanth and his two Rajasthan Royals team-mates as accused while he did not do so while referring to his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, Sunil Gavasakar said it is just a matter of semantics.
Kiwis fighting to save Headingley Test
New Zealand were 68 for three at tea on the fourth day, chasing 468 to win the second and final test against England at Headingley on Monday.
England to host 2019 Cricket World Cup
England has been confirmed as the host country for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.
And the IPL Fair Play Award goes to... Chennai Super Kings!
They might be embroiled in the spot-fixing scandal, but IPL 6 runners-up Chennai Super Kings won the Fair Play award even though the points table was missing from the tournament website.
IPL final: Rohit Sharma fined for slow over-rate
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was fined $20,000 for his team's slow over-rate during the IPL final against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
The media is hounding me: Srinivasan
A defiant and combative BCCI President, who has decided to hang on to his position despite the IPL spot-fixing scandal, said, on Monday, his resignation is being sought only by a 'hounding media'.
IPL: Srinivasan booed by Eden Gardens crowd
Under fire BCCI president N Srinivasan was booed by a capacity Eden Gardens crowd as his name was announced during the post-match presentation ceremony.
In ICC's Code of Ethics: No law for son-in-law!
BCCI president N Srinivasan should thank the Almighty that Gurunath Meiyappan is not his son!
'IPL spot-fixing saga won't affect cricket's popularity'
The last eight days has been an unfortunate time for the Indian Premier League. The sixth edition of the IPL has been marred by the spot-fixing controversy and as more sordid details about the scandal emerge, Priyanka Sharma talks to former cricketer Arun Lal about how this unholy nexus between bookies and cricketers plays out.
This is my last IPL, announces Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from the cash-rich Indian Premier League soon after Mumbai Indians won their maiden title defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final, in Kolkata.
England build big lead after NZ wilt
Alastair Cook closed in on a 25th Test century after deciding not to enforce the follow-on as England, looking to ensure a series victory over New Zealand, built a substantial lead in the second and final Test on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians outclass CSK to win maiden IPL title
Mumbai Indians finally annexed their maiden Pepsi Indian Premier Legue title upstaging a jittery Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final in Kolkata on Sunday to bring the curtains down on a tarnished sixth season of the cash-rich T20 league.
May 26, 2013BCCI anti-corruption chief probes Meiyappan's role in CSK
BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) chief Ravi Sawani, on Sunday, met a Chennai Super Kings official in Kolkata and inquired about Gurunath Meiyappan's role with the team.
Former BCCI boss demands all IPL matches be probed
Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar urged the BCCI to hand over the investigations into the IPL spot-fixing scandal to a central investigative agency, which will probe all the matches of the cash-rich league.
Young fan asks Sreesanth: Yaar, spot fixing kyu kiya?
Tushar, an 8th grader of Air Force Bal Bharti School, questioned his cricketing idol about his actions.
Mumbai Police jointly question Meiyappan, Vindoo
Chennai Super Kings team owner Gurunath Meiyappan confronted actor Vindoo Dara Singh during questioning about IPL spot-fixing and betting.
IPL spot-fixing: Sreesanth, 3 others sent to 2-day police custody
Arrested Indian pacer S Sreesanth, cricketer Ajit Chandila and two bookies were on Sunday remanded to two more days of police custody by a Delhi court in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal case.
IPL spot fixing: Sreesanth, Chavan seek bail
Claiming that he has been falsely implicated in Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, pacer S Sreesanth, whose police custody was on Sunday extended by two days, has sought bail in a Delhi court which will hear the plea on Tuesday.
Mumbai Police search Gurunath's residence
A four-member Mumbai Police team began searches at the residence of suspended CSK CEO Gurunath Meiyappan on Sunday.
Hotel CCTV footage shows Sreesanth, Chavan meeting bookie
The CCTV footage of a five-star hotel in Chandigarh on May 9, when Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab in a IPL T20 match, shows disgraced players S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan virtually awake all night walking the hotel's corridor outside their room.
IPL spot-fixing: 3 more cricketers involved?
A hunt has been launched for nabbing three more persons named by bookie Mohammed Yahya during interrogation, before Delhi Police moves to the door of another Indian Premier League team whose three players were allegedly involved in spot-fixing.
Three-man team to probe Meiyappan's role in spot-fixing
rejecting demands for his resignation, BCCI President N Srinivasan announced setting up of a three-member commission to go into allegations against his son-in-law and CSK Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan who has been arrested on charges of betting.
BCCI president N Srinivasan's statement
"There is unity in the BCCI, I have not been asked by anyone to resign. To the contrary, my support is complete and I refuse to yield to unfair an motivated attacks. I intend to continue as president," N Srinivasan said in Kolkata on Sunday.
I am not guilty and I won't resign: Srinivasan
Stating that he enjoys full support of the board, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, N Srinivasan, said he is not mulling retirement.
Govt to bring new law on spot-fixing by August: Sibal
Amidst the uproar over IPL spot-fixing, the government asserted that it would make efforts to put in place by July or August the new standalone law to deal with such "unfair practices" but ruled out promulgation of an ordinance on it.
I was lured into this mess by Vindoo: Meiyappan
Gurunath Meiyappan placed three bets this year, but the bigger problem for him is that he had passed on information regarding team strategy to the bookies through Vindoo Dara Singh.
'It appears that Srinivasan will not quit on his own'
The top brass of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) were huddled in a series of meetings during the day to discuss the raging IPL spot-fixing issue amid indications that the defiant N Srinivasan will hold on to his position as BCCI president.
Gayle continues to be the Most Valuable Player in IPL 6
Gayle's sixes got bigger, Watson played with a passion for Rajasthan Royals that is harder to spot when he plays for Australia, Mike Hussey made you wonder why he retired so soon, James Faulkner gave indications that he might seriously trouble England in the Ashes series, and Dwayne Bravo left you wondering if he bowls better than he bats, observes Purnendu Maji and Srinivas Bhogle.
Joe Root's maiden Test century hoists England
Joe Root hit a maiden Test century on his home ground at Headingley and county colleague Jonny Bairstow chipped in with 64 to leave England on top at 337 for seven in the second Test against New Zealand on Saturday.
BCCI suspends Gurunath pending inquiry
A beleaguered Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suspended Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested for alleged involvement in betting, pending an inquiry into his role in the IPL spot-fixing scandal that has shaken the core of Indian cricket.
May 25, 2013IPL: Sachin Tendulkar unlikely to play in final
The Eden Gardens could be deprived of Sachin Tendulkar's batting for the second game running as Mumbai Indians coach John Wright has said the veteran cricketer is "unlikely" to play in Sunday's final against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
CSK players, support staff not involved in fixing: Fleming
Facing calls for suspension from the IPL following the arrest of its 'team principal' on charges of betting, Chennai Super Kings team today sought to distance itself from the scandal saying their players and support staff were not involved in betting or spot-fixing.
BCCI President wields power to cancel requisitioned SGM
There may be a big clamour to oust N Srinivasan through a Special General Meeting (SGM) following the arrest of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in the IPL betting charges, but such a meeting can be postponed or even stopped from taking place by the BCCI President.
Arrested bookie names more Indian cricketers
Delhi Police has claimed that bookie Mohd Yahya, arrested in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, told them that he had been in touch with "some more" Indian cricketers for manipulating matches even as investigators did not rule out the involvement of foreign players in the case.
Spot-fixing effect: New law to be enacted soon
In the wake of shocking allegations of spot-fixing in IPL, a new standalone law to deal with such "dishonest practices" in all kinds of sports will be enacted soon.
'Experience of playing 5 finals will help Chennai'
Mumbai batsman Dinesh Karthik says Sunday's IPL final will be cracker of a game but the experience of playing five title-clashes gives defending champions Chennai Super Kings a certain edge.
Smith fined for breach of code of conduct
Mumbai Indians opener Dwayne Smith was on Saturday fined 10 pre cent of his match fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during the Qualifier 2 match against Rajasthan Royals in Kolkata on Friday.
Politicians demand resignation of BCCI supremo Srinivasan
N Srinivasan may have put up a brave face by outrightly rejecting demands for his resignation but Union minister for Parliamentary Affairs Kamal Nath feels that the Tamil Nadu strongman's position has become "untenable."
Will act against Gurunath with alacrity: Srinivasan
Claiming that he has no knowledge of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's involvement in betting, BCCI chief N Srinivasan on Saturday said there will be no discrimination and action will be taken against him with the "same alacrity" with which steps were taken against players.
Srinivasan defiant, won't quit as BCCI chief
BCCI President N Srinivasan remained defiant today rejecting demands for his resignation but moves are said to be afoot to oust him in the wake of arrest of his son-in-law and CSK team owner Gurunath Meiyappan on betting charges even as Sunday's IPL final involving the team may be gone ahead with.
Police to seek further custody of Meiyappan
There is no dearth to Chennai Super Kings troubles from the time their former CEO Gurunath Meiyappan's name has cropped in the Mumbai police's list.
'IPL final on schedule, no threat to CSK for now'
The growing scale of the IPL spot-fixing scam notwithstanding, Sunday's final of the event would go ahead as per schedule and the embattled Chennai Super Kings would also continue to be a part of the league despite the arrest of its top official on allegations of betting.
BCCI mulls over suspending Srinivasan
N Srinivasan's days as BCCI president seem to be numbered as a faction within the Board is planning to initiate suspension proceedings against him if he refuses to step down in the aftermath of the IPL spot-fixing scandal that has thrown Indian cricket into disarray.
'Meiyappan, non-cooperative during interrogation'
Mumbai Crime Branch questioned Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan for several hours after his arrest on Friday night in IPL betting scandal, but he has been "evasive" and "non-cooperative" during interrogation, police said in Mumbai on Saturday.
Modi demands termination of CSK from IPL
Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi on Saturday demanded that Chennai Super Kings be terminated from the League after the arrest of the team's owner Gurunath Meiyappan.
Meiyappan demoted to save CSK's axing from IPL 6
Following the arrest of their own Gurunath Meiyappan for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, there are questions whether Chennai Super Kings should be allowed to play in Sunday's IPL final against Mumbai Indians in Kolkata.
IPL: Mumbai edge past Rajasthan, to play Chennai in final
Mumbai Indians huffed and puffed their way to a four-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling match here tonight to set up a summit showdown with Chennai Super Kings in the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
CSK owner Gurunath Meiyappan arrested in IPL betting case
Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI President N Srinivasan and owner of Chennai Super Kings, was arrested here late tonight for his alleged involvment in betting on IPL matches, raising questions over the future of the franchise.
May 24, 2013Meiyappan in Mumbai for police probe in betting racket
Gurunath Meiyappan arrived in Mumbai late Friday evening for questioning by the Mumbai police's crime branch following allegations of his involvement in betting in the Indian Premier League. Joint-Commissioner of Police (crime) Himanshu Roy said the Chennai Super Kings owner was not detained at the Mumbai airport and would be questioned later on Friday night.
Pressure mounts on Srinvasan to quit
Pressure is mounting for the resignation of Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan in the wake of the alleged involvement of his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan in betting on IPL matches, even as questions were raised over the future of the franchise.
Why is Rauf under investigation, asks PCB
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf says they have no clue why Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf is under investigation in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, and been withdrawn from the Champions Trophy.
BCCI to seek Manohar's opinion on Srinivasan scandal
The latest scandal in the Indian Premier League has hit the Board of Control for Cricket in India top brass so hard that the state units have now started questioning N Srinivasan's authority and in all likelihood will seek opinion of former president Shashank Manohar on the latest fiasco.
Cop impersonator arrested at Sreesanth's house
A 32-year-old man, impersonating as an official of the Mumbai police, was apprehended on Thursday as he tried to enter the house of Shantakumaran Sreesanth, at Edapally, Kochi, to 'interrogate' the India pace bowler's parents in connection with his arrest in the IPL spot-fixing episode, police said.
Legalise betting to counter spot-fixing: FICCI
FICCI said India is losing billions of dollars in taxable revenue (an estimated Rs 12-20,000 crore annually) through black marketing operations in sports betting.
We have long-term plans to curb corruption: Jitendra
He did not go into the details of it but Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said he has a "long-term plan" to curb corruption in cricket after the game was thrown into disarray by the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
BCCI officials meet Sibal demanding anti-fixing law
Rattled by the spot-fixing scandal that has shaken Indian cricket, IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla and BCCI vice-President Arun Jaitley met Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday, demanding a strong anti-fixing legislation be 'enacted as soon as possible'.
Spot-fixing: No deadline extension for CSK's Meiyappan
Mumbai Police will not extend the deadline for Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan to appear before it for questioning in the Indian Premier League betting scandal.
Spot-fixing: Police on trail of CSK bets placed by Gurunath
"We are not yet viewing Gurunath as an accused in the case, and a call on his role in this entire episode will be taken only after his questioning," police sources informed.
2nd Test: New Zealand pick Bracewell over Vettori
New Zealand will go with a four-seamer attack and will not risk spinner Daniel Vettori for the second and final Test against England starting at Headingley on Friday, captain Brendon McCullum said.
IPL viewership drops 14% after spot-fixing row
With the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tourney scandal getting murkier by the day, tarnishing the game, the impact is visible on the ratings.
May 23, 2013'IPL is nothing but a den of gambling'
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Thursday said that the controversy-ridden Indian Premier League is nothing but a den for gambling where a lot of black money is involved.
IPL fixing: Umpire Rauf withdrawn from Champions Trophy
Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf is now under investigation by the Mumbai Police for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
19 arrested in IPL betting raids
In a crackdown on cricket betting following the IPL spot-fixing scandal, police arrested 19 more people, including some bookies, in West Bengal, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The arrests were made between Wednesday night and Thursday in connection with four separate cases.
'Don't jump to conclusions regarding Gurunath'
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said people should not "jump to conclusion" that BCCI supremo N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was allegedly involved in the current IPL spot-fixing scandal till the police complete their investigations.
Afghan captain's father kidnapped by gunmen
The father of the captain of the Afghanistan cricket team has been abducted by unknown gunmen from his car from the outskirts of the city of Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar, according to officials.
I hang my head in shame: Sports Minister on IPL fixing
Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said he has been forced to hang his head in shame due to the IPL spot-fixing scandal, which is becoming bigger and murkier with each passing day, insisting that a deterrent law could have prevented the credibility crisis that cricket is facing right now.
Cops have nothing on Meiyappan, only want to question him
Even as the police approach Gurunath Meiyappan, they are careful to not even suggest that he was part of any fixing racket
Spot-fixing: Police to question BCCI chief's son-in-law
After Vindoo Dara Singh, BCCI chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Guru Meiyappan is under the police scanner in the spot-fixing case.
Hodge powers Rajasthan to victory against Hyderabad
Veteran Brad Hodge brought all his T20 experience into play as he single-handedly guided Rajasthan Royals to a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a thrilling low scoring Eliminator of the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
May 22, 2013Injured Tendulkar doubtful for Qualifier 2
Sachin Tendulkar is unlikely to play in Mumbai Indians' Pepsi IPL Qualifier 2 in Kolkata on Friday as he is yet to recover from his left-wrist injury he sustained during the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad last week.
Sahara accuses BCCI of "betrayal of trust"
The Sahara Group on Wednesday accused the BCCI of "betrayal of trust" while rejecting claims of the Board that the IPL team is to be blamed for the controversy surrounding the franchise fee, leading to Pune Warriors pulling out of the Twenty20 tournament.
BCCI rejects Sahara's claim on arbitration impasse
The Board of Control for Cricket in India rejected the Sahara Group's claim that it failed to expedite the arbitration process to reduce franchisee fee, saying it acted as per rules and is not responsible for the situation.
Sri Lanka lose Welegedara for Champions Trophy
Sri Lanka left-arm fast bowler Chanaka Welegedara has been ruled out of the Champions Trophy starting in England and Wales next month with an ankle injury.
Premature to say whether Sreesanth guilty or not: KCA
Kerala Cricket Association on Wednesday said it was premature to say whether pacer S Sreesanth, one of the accused in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, was guilty or not as a probe is currently going on into the whole issue.
Australia's Warner fined for Twitter outburst
Australia batsman David Warner has been fined A$5,750 for his Twitter outburst against two journalists, the maximum financial penalty for a first offence, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Wednesday.
IPL betting: 6 bookies remanded in judicial custody
A Mumbai court on Wednesday remanded six bookies, arrested in connection with the alleged IPL betting syndicate, in judicial custody till June 5.
Underdogs Australia ready for Ashes scrap: Clarke
Australia are rightly underdogs for the upcoming Ashes series in England but will do everything they can to bring the coveted urn back home, skipper Michael Clarke said on Wednesday.
Karthik fined for showing dissent
Mumbai Indians' Dinesh Karthik was fined five per cent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League Code of Conduct in the first qualifier against Chennai Super Kings in New Delhi on Tuesday.
May 21, 2013Chennai thrash Mumbai to enter fourth straight IPL final
Chennai Super Kings breezed into the final of the Pepsi IPL for the fourth straight time with a thumping 48-run win over Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier in New Delhi on Tuesday.
I'm innocent, never indulged in spot-fixing: Sreesanth
In a statement e-mailed to the media by his lawyer Rebecca John, the disgraced Rajasthan Royals cricketer said, 'I have never indulged in any spot-fixing and I have always played cricket in the spirit of the game.'
Why Sahara pulled out of IPL: Full statement
Sahara Group pulled out of the Indian Premier League following financial dispute with the BCCI.
Sahara's Pune Warriors pulls out of IPL
The Sahara India Group pulled its team Pune Warriors India out of the Indian Premier League following the Board of Control for Cricket in India's decision to encash the bank guarantee after they failed to pay the franchisee fee.
Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila to remain in jail
A Delhi court remanded Rajasthan Royals' tainted trio Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankit Chavan and 10 others to five more days in police custody, in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, it was reported on Tuesday.
Pune Warriors fail to pay franchisee fee; BCCI encash guarantee
The troubles regarding Indian Premier League doesn't seem to end as Sahara Pune Warriors failed to pay the full franchise fee for the current year which resulted in BCCI encashing the bank guarantee casting a shadow on its future in the cash-rich league in coming years.
SC asks BCCI to bring errant elements to book
The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the Board of Control for Cricket in India for its 'lackadaisical' approach in dealing with irregularities and spot-fixing in the IPL.
Bharat Petroleum suspend Sreesanth
The disgraced cricketer was taken to Jaipur on Tuesday as part of the probe into spot-fixing at the IPL, even as Rajasthan Royals chairman Ranjit Barthakur met with senior police officials in Delhi, a day after the IPL franchise filed a complaint against three of their erring players.
IPL spot-fixing: Alleged kingpin held in Chennai
The Crime Branch arrested the alleged kingpin in the IPL betting racket, on Tuesday, while conducting searches in Chennai.
Bell fit as England name unchanged squad for second Test
England named an unchanged squad for the second test against New Zealand starting on Friday after batsman Ian Bell was declared fit following a bout of tonsillitis.
Supreme Court refuses to ban IPL matches
The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, refused to ban Indian Premier League matches, saying it cannot be done just because of certain irregularities on the part of a few players.
Spot-fixing: Former Railways Ranji player arrested
Former Ranji player Baburao Yadav was arrested on Monday in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal even as police said it is likely to seek further custody of three arrested players and some bookies.
May 20, 2013IPL: Rajasthan Royals suspend contracts of tainted trio
Rajasthan Royals on Monday terminated the contract of the three players -- including India pacer S Sreesanth -- arrested on charges of spot-fixing in the ongoing Indian Premier League besides filing an FIR against the tainted trio.
BCCI's anti-corruption chief meets Delhi police
BCCI's anti-corruption unit chief Ravi Sawani held a meeting with the top Delhi police officials, who are investigating into the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the Indian Premier League.
Mark Waugh chides Warner over Twitter rant
Reacting to David Warner's Twitter rant against two journalists, former Australia Test batsman Mark Waugh said that some players are getting ahead of themselves and need to pull their heads in.
Image of Warner's link to Sreesanth sparked Twitter rant
Australian Test batsman David Warner was reportedly enraged by a picture linking him to spot-fixing suspect S Sreesanth in an article by journalist Robert Craddock which led him to insult Craddock and his co-scribe Malcolm Conn on Twitter.
RTI is not applicable to us: BCCI chief
The Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) on Sunday accepted that they were not in a position to control spot-fixing in wake of the row, which involves three Rajasthan Royals players.
May 19, 2013IPL: Hyderabad qualify for play-offs, knock Bangalore out
Sunrisers Hyderabad snatched the last-available play-offs berth with a tense five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders and in the process knocked Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the Pepsi Indian Premier League in Uppal on Sunday.
ICC supports BCCI to deal with spot-fixing
The ICC on Sunday assured "full support" and welcomed the steps announced by the BCCI to deal with the spot-fixing issue that has rocked the Indian Premier League following the arrest of three cricketers including pacer S Sreesanth.
IPL: Delhi Daredevils lose to Pune Warriors, finish last
Delhi Daredevils' woeful season ended with yet another disappointing loss, this time by 38 runs to Pune Warriors, as they finished at the bottom of the nine-team table in the Pepsi Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Lord's Test: Broad bowls England to emphatic win over NZ
Stuart Broad took seven wickets to rip through the New Zealand batting order and bowl England to an emphatic 170-run victory on the fourth day of the first Test at Lord's on Sunday.
New law to deal with betting in sports?
In the wake of controversy over spot-fixing in IPL matches, the Sports Ministry has started holding consultations with the Law Ministry to draft a new law to deal with betting in sports.
Strongest action will be taken against tainted trio: Shukla
Barely a few hours after an emergent meeting of the BCCI's working committee, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla reiterated that members were unanimous in their decision to take strong action against the players if they are found guilty in the spot-fixing scandal.
BCCI should agree to come under RTI: Maken
Against the backdrop of allegations of spot-fixing during IPL matches, Union Minister Ajay Maken said the Board Of Control For Cricket In India - the national governing body for cricket in India - should come under the ambit of the RTI Act.
Spot-fixing: Ex Ranji player, three bookies arrested
Manish Budeywa, a former Ranji Trophy player has been picked up for questioning by the Delhi police in connection with the spot fixing case. Budeywa's name cropped up during the questioning of the bookies who claimed that he had acted as a facilitator in the case.
Warner to face disciplinary hearing over Twitter rant
Australia opening batsman David Warner will face a disciplinary hearing for his Twitter outburst against two senior Australian cricket journalists, the country's cricket board said on Sunday.
BCCI orders spot-fixing probe; Rajasthan to file FIR
Rajasthan Royals will file a criminal complaint against its three cricketers arrested for spot-fixing, even as a rattled Board of Control for Cricket in India said it would follow the rulebook before handing down punishment to the tainted trio, while unveiling measures to check corruption in the IPL.
Spot-fixing probe: Delhi Police seeks CCTV footage
Delhi Police has asked hotels in Mumbai, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Hyderabad to provide CCTV footage to scan meetings of the three arrested cricketers with bookies in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
Honey trap: Bookies shot videos of tainted trio with women
Preliminary investigations in the spot-fixing case reveal that Shantakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were lured into the trap with the help of women. As each of these women met with the players, the bookies are alleged to have shot videos of them together.
Pune, Delhi play for pride
It will be a battle to avoid the wooden spoon when laggards Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils meet for one last time in the 2013 season of the Pepsi Indian Premier League, in Pune, on Sunday.
IPL: Kohli's blitz keeps RCB's play-off hopes alive
Skipper Virat Kohli's magnificent batting and short but incisive spell from Zaheer Khan kept Royal Challengers Bangalore in contention for pay-off berth as they easily beat Chennai Super Kings by 24 runs in their final league game of Pepsi Indian Premier league in Bangalore, on Saturday.
Southee leads late New Zealand fightback
Tim Southee claimed three late wickets as New Zealand reduced England to 180 for six on a dramatic third day of the first Test at Lord's on Saturday.
May 18, 2013Punjab crush Mumbai to give Gilchrist winning farewell
Kings XI Punjab produced an all-round show as they ended their Pepsi Indian Premier League campaign on a winning note with a 50-run humiliation of Mumbai Indians in Dharamsala, on Saturday.
IPL fixing: ECB to question Rajasthan's Owais Shah
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is set to interrogate Rajasthan Royals' English recruit Owais Shah as a precautionary measure in the wake of the recent spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Crime Branch may book Sreesanth in fresh case
In fresh trouble for pacer Sreesanth, Mumbai police's crime branch may book him in a spot fixing case registered by it and seek his custodial interrogation, Joint Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy said.
Australia to investigate Warner's twitter rant
Cricket Australia is to investigate an extraordinary Twitter outburst by opening batsmen David Warner that attacked two senior Australian cricket journalists.
The players were threatened by the bookies: Delhi Police
The Special Cell of the Delhi police which is investigating the IPL spot fixing case has found that all the three players were threatened by the bookies.
Sreesanth led cops to laptop, diary
The Mumbai police have seized a crucial piece of evidence to nail Sreesanth -- his laptop and also the diaries. In addition to this the police also seized cash of Rs 72000 from his hotel room in Mumbai on Saturday.
Delhi Police raid Chandila's residence for further clues
A six-member team of Delhi Police's Special Cell on Saturday raided tainted cricketer Ajit Chandila's residence in Prahladpur in Haryana for further clues on the IPL spot-fixing issue that has led to the cricketer's arrest.
IPL will go on, need to weed out corrupt: Shukla
Unfazed by the IPL spot-fixing scandal, the event's chairman Rajiv Shukla insisted that the Twenty20 tournament will "go on", saying the only way to cleanse cricket is to "weed out corrupt elements" from the game.
Mumbai police seize cash, laptop from Sreesanth's room
Mumbai crime branch sleuths have seized a laptop and some other articles from a room in a luxury hotel in Mumbai which was occupied by India speedster S Sreesanth before his arrest on the charge of spot-fixing IPL matches, police said on Saturday.
Tainted trio name more players in 'fixing' scandal
The three Rajasthan Royal players players in custody of the Delhi police are believed to have named another Indian and an Australian and West Indies player, stating that they were in the know of things.
Chargesheet in three weeks, players face three months in jail
Sources in the Delhi police say they will file a supplementary chargesheet in the IPL spot-fixing case in the next three weeks. As of now, based on the confessions, circumstantial and video/audio evidence, they are building up a case.
Spot-fixing: Delhi cops sent across country to track money trail
The Delhi police has sent investigators to four cities in the country to trace the money trail in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case. According to sources, teams have been sent to Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Mumabi and Hyderabad in this connection.
Long way to go, says Anderson after 300th Test wicket
England fast bowler James Anderson said he felt a huge sense of relief after claiming his 300th Test wicket in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Friday. The 30-year-old had New Zealand opener Peter Fulton caught at second slip by Graeme Swann to become only the fourth Englishman to reach the milestone.
May 17, 2013IPL: Hyderabad down Rajasthan, stay in hunt for play-offs
James Faulkner's second five-wicket haul of the season went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat spot-fixing embroiled Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs to brighten their chances of booking a play-offs berth in the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
Show evidence, says Sreesanth's lawyer
Deepak Prakash tells Harish Kotian he is convinced that the Delhi Police was wrong in arresting S Sreesanth on charges of spot-fixing in the IPL.
Adversity helps to galvanise a side: Dravid
Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid said that tough situations is a test of character for top teams and he expects that his boys would also overcome the current crisis that has rocked cricket world after S Sreesanth and two other players arrests for alleged role in spot-fixing.
How players are lured into spot-fixing
Vicky Nanjappa explains how the player-bookie nexus works.
Sreesanth's career is over, says KKR owner Juhi Chawla
Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Juhi Chawla feels the cricket career of S Sreesanth -- one of the three cricketers arrested for alleged role in spot-fixing in the ongoing Indian Premier League -- is over.
Dravid, Shilpa to be questioned by Delhi police
Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid and team owners Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty are likely to be questioned by the Delhi police in connection with the IPL spot-fixing sacndal on May 21.
IPL is credible; greed took over players: BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Friday said that it is doing its bit to curb the menace of corruption in the game but it has its own limitations and one should not question the credibility of the Indian Premier League due to the latest spot-fixing scandal.
Two more Rajasthan players in spot-fixing?
Ankeet Chavan, who had earlier confessed to his involvement in the spot-fixing saga in IPL 6, has claimed that two more players were also approached by bookies, sources said on Friday.
BCCI emergency meet over IPL spot-fixing row
Stung by the sensational IPL spot-fixing scandal, the BCCI has called an Emergent Working Committee meeting on Sunday to discuss the 'fallout' of the controversy that has tarnished the credibility of the cash-rich league.
BCCI gets PCB support on Siva's ICC appointment
Pakistan has supported the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) in the controversial appointment of L Sivaramakrishnan as a player's representative in the ICC, saying that it voted against incumbent Tim May due to its own disliking for the Australian.
Sreesanth is innocent, claims his lawyer
S Sreesanth's lawyer, Deepak Prakash maintains that the Rajasthan Royals pacer is innocent and was picked up wrongly by the police.
IPL: Sreesanth admits to 'fixing', says Jiju lured him
Rajasthan Royals player, S Sreesanth, who was held on Thursday and sent to police custody for five days, reportedly told the police during interrogation that his friend and bookie Jiju Janardhan had led him into doing wrong.
Spot-fixing dragnet spreads to Chennai, raids on
Crime-Branch CID sources said raids were on in Chennai but declined to divulge details, including the locations
Spot-fixing: Safeguard cricket's sanctity, urges Ehsan Mani
Former International Cricketing Council president Ehsan Mani has urged the governing body to safeguard the sanctity of cricket following the spot-fixing scandals that has surrounded the Indian Premier League
IPL: Tapped conversations between RR players and bookies
On Thursday, the Delhi Police had arrested Rajasthan Royals cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan as well as 11 bookies allegedly involved in spot-fixing. Here are the excerpts of tapped conversations between bookies and Rajasthan Royals cricketers.
May 16, 2013IPL: Punjab beat Delhi to keep alive slim play-offs hopes
Kings XI Punjab eked out a close seven-run win over Delhi Daredevils in Dharamsala on Thursday to keep alive their slim chances of qualifying for the play-offs of the ongoing Pepsi Indian Premier League.
Disciplined New Zealand make England toil
The New Zealand pace attack bowled with great discipline as England crawled to 160 for four on a tense and absorbing opening day of the first Test at Lord's on Thursday.
Shocking that ICC, BCCI have been sleeping: Modi
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi hit out at cricket administrators over the arrest of three cricketers for their alleged role in spot-fixing in the ongoing Indian Premier League, saying the ICC and BCCI have been 'sleeping'.
We will never be able to stop spot-fixing: Hawkins
British journalist Ed Hawkins, who has written a book on match-fixing, says the latest episode can turn out to be a good day for the sport, and if strict punishments are handed out to the disgraced trio it will serve as a deterrent for future players.
Spot fixing: Sreesanth, others get 5-day police custody
Arrested Indian pacer S Sreesanth and 13 others, including two other cricketers of Rajasthan Royals franchise, were on Thursday sent to police custody for five days by a court in New Delhi to be quizzed in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal case.
'Many more Duryodhans going scot-free'
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi compared the tainted Rajasthan Royals trio of S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila with Duryodhana, the character that epitomizes evil in Indian mythology, saying there are many of them going scot-free and enjoying life.
'One or two bad eggs cannot sully the game'
Stunned by the arrest of three cricketers in the spot-fixing scandal that has shaken the Indian Premier League, Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan said the sport is clean and stern action will be taken on those found guilty in the latest spot-fixing episode.
IPL: Ministry wants deterrent punishment for guilty players
The Sports Ministry has on Thursday asked Indian Premier League authorities to hand deterrent punishment to three cricketers allegedly involved in spot-fixing if they are found guilty and said the Board should ensure that such unethical incidents do not happen in future.
Arrested cricketer Ankit Chavan's family in shock
Rajasthan Royals player Ankeet Chavan's house wore a deserted look on Thursday morning. His parents refused to comment on his alleged role in the spot-fixing scandal that hit the cash-rich Indian Premier League on Wednesday.
After arrest, IPL suspend Sreesanth, 2 others
The IPL governing council has suspend the tainted trio of S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila from ongoing Indian Premier League.
Bookies offered Rs 60 lakh for Wednesday's game
The police allege that a deal was struck for Wednesday's game between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians -- to allow 20 runs in an over.
Sreesanth, two other RR players held over spot-fixing
India pacer S Sreesanth and two other players of Rajasthan Royals, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandilia, have been arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police on charges of spot-fixing in the ongoing IPL 6.
Mumbai beat Rajasthan, stay unbeaten at home
Mumbai Indians confirmed their invincibility at home as they successfully defended their impeccable home record with a comfortable 14-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede stadium on Wednesday night.
Dravid terms Pollard's antics an 'act of cowardice'
Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid blasted Mumbai Indians' Keiron Pollard for his boorish celebrations following his catch to dismiss Shane Watson.
May 15, 2013Yusuf Pathan first IPL batsman out obstructing the field
Yusuf Pathan became the first batsman in the Twenty20 history, and sixth overall, to be adjudged out for obstructing the field.
Pune dash Kolkata's slim play-off hopes
Pune Warriors ended their nine-match losing streak and in the process knocked Kolkata Knight Riders out of the Pepsi Indian Premier League with a thrilling seven-run victory, in Ranchi, on Wednesday.
India's tour of Zimbabwe put 'on hold'
Indian cricket team's upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, earlier scheduled to be held in July, has been put "on hold" due to "fatigue factor".
'Homework-gate axing will stand Aus in good stead'
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland on Wednesday backed the team management that had axed four players, including then vice-captain Shane Watson, ahead of the Mohali Test against India in March on grounds of breach of discipline.
IPL: Chennai thrash Delhi to regain top spot
Mahendra Singh Dhoni led the way with a typically aggressive half-century to power Chennai Super Kings to a 33-run win over Delhi Daredevils in Chennai on Tuesday and brighten their prospects of securing a top-two finish ahead of the play-offs of the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
May 14, 2013MCA wants to name Wankhede media box after Bal Thackeray
The Mumbai Cricket Association's Managing Committee on Tuesday decided to contact the family of late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and seek their consent to name the media box at the Wankhede Stadium after him.
'Tendulkar doubtful for Royals clash'
Mumbai Indians, who have qualified for the IPL play-offs, could miss the services of Sachin Tendulkar for Wednesday's last home game against Rajasthan Royals if he fails to recover sufficiently from the injury to his left hand.
Gilchrist shines as Kings XI whip Royal Challengers
Skipper Adam Gilchrist finally led from the front with a dazzling unbeaten 85 as Kings XI Punjab scored a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Royal Challengers in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Tuesday.
Petersen cleared to replace Smith in Champions Trophy
The ICC's event technical committee has approved the name of opener Alviro Petersen as Graeme Smith's replacement in South Africa's squad for next month's Champions Trophy in UK. Smith has pulled out of the event due to an ankle injury.
Prior 'uncomfortable' with England Player of the Year title
English wicketkeeper Matt Prior has confessed that he felt uncomfortable at being singled out as the Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season.
IPL: SC allows de-sealing of stands at Chidambaram stadium
The Supreme Court has directed Chennai Corporation to de-seal three stands with 12,000 seats at the M A Chidambaram Stadium for Tuesday's IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils.
Pollard's blitzkrieg keeps Mumbai unbeaten at home
Kieron Pollard's blistering unbeaten 27-ball 66 all but assured Mumbai Indians a play-off berth after the hosts defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets in their Pepsi Indian Premier League match, in Mumbai, on Monday.
May 13, 2013India deny Champions Trophy pullout threat
India have no plans to pull out of next month's Champions Trophy over a rumbling controversy surrounding a former Indian player's election to an International Cricket Council (ICC) panel, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday.
Pakistan, SL support Siva's ICC appointment
Even as the controversy over Laxman Sivaramakrishnan's appointment to the ICC Cricket Committee raged on, the BCCI on Monday received support from its Asian allies Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Commentators' box to be named after late Bal Thackeray?
The Mumbai Cricket Association is likely to deliberate on the proposal received from a couple of its affiliated units to name the commentators' box at the Wankhede stadium after late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.
'I am probably scared of bowling to Dhoni'
He doesn't have to bowl to Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a match but Chennai Super Kings pacer Ben Laughlin says he is "scared" of bowling to his skipper even in the nets.
Dhoni is the best finisher in cricket, says Miller
Having played one of the most destructive knocks in the ongoing Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab's David Miller rates Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the "best finisher" in international cricket at the moment.
May 12, 2013Watson's blitz helps Rajasthan stun Chennai
Shane Watson butchered Chennai Super Kings bowlers in a sensational batting display as Rajasthan Royals scored a comprehensive five wicket victory in their Indian Premier League match in Jaipur.
Ranchi pitch not ideal for T20: Kallis
All-rounder Jacques Kallis, who played a key role in Kolkata Knight Riders' five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Banglore in Ranchi on Sunday, said the pitch at the JSCA International Cricket Complex was not ideal for a Twenty20 game.
Kallis, Narine shine as Kolkata edge past Bangalore
A superb all-round performance from Jacques Kallis and magnificent bowling by Sunil Narine helped Kolkata Knight Riders edge past Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets in a thrilling finish in Ranchi.
Inclusion of 10th IPL team a possibility: Shukla
Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla has said that discussions on inducting another team in the cash-rich Twenty20 league would be held soon after the end of the ongoing sixth edition of the tournament.
May 11, 2013IPL: Sunrisers beat Punjab to remain in hunt for play-offs
Darren Sammy led a fine bowling display with four wickets as Sunrisers Hyderabad spanked Kings XI Punjab by 30 runs to keep themselves in the hunt for a play-offs berth in the Pepsi IPL in Mohali on Saturday.
IPL: Bowlers shine as Mumbai Indians edge past Pune
Mumbai Indians inched closer to earning a play-off berth as they rode on a disciplined bowling performance to eke out a five-wicket win over Pune Warriors in a Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Saturday.
This five-wicket haul is very special: Unadkat
Young paceman Jaydev Unadkat says it was "very special" to come up with a performance which helped his side Royal Challengers Bangalore score a crucial win against Delhi Daredevils on Friday in New Delhi.
Swann, Bresnan back in England Test squad
Paceman Tim Bresnan and off-spinner Graeme Swann have returned from elbow surgeries to join the England squad for the first Test against New Zealand, starting at Lord's on Thursday.
South Africa name Domingo as new coach
Russell Domingo will take over as coach of South Africa's cricket team from Gary Kirsten, Cricket South Africa announced on Saturday.
IPL: Kohli, Unadkat help Bangalore edge past Delhi
Virat Kohli smashed a 58-ball 99 before Jaydev Unadkat picked up a five-wicket haul to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a narrow four-run win over Delhi Daredevils on Friday, and enhance their chances of qualifying for the play-offs of the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
May 10, 2013South Africa coach Kirsten to quit after Champions Trophy
South Africa cricket coach Gary Kirsten will not renew his contract after next month's Champions Trophy, citing family reasons in a surprise decision announced on Friday.
ICC denies BCCI-led 'vote-fixing' claims
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has dismissed allegations of vote-fixing following the Tim May affair, saying that 'confusion' over procedures was the reason for a re-vote in a troubled election for one of its committees.
May 09, 2013IPL: Kolkata bowlers send Pune crashing
Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders scored a convincing 46-run win over an ever-struggling Pune Warriors in Pune, to keep alive their outside hopes of qualifying for the play-off stage of the Indian Premier League.
Meet the first player from J&K to play in the IPL
After spending time on the sidelines for 12 matches, 24-year-old batting all-rounder Praveez Rasool finally found a place in the Pune side's playing eleven against Kolkata Knight Riders, on Thursday.
Cooper, Rahane helps Royals slay Kings
Kevon Cooper scalped three vital wickets before Ajinkya Rahane scored an unbeaten half century as Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets and inched closer to a play-off berth in the ongoing Pepsi Indian Premier League, in Mohali, on Thursday.
May wants end to ICC's 'stand-over tactics'
Removed from an ICC committee following allegations of pressure from India, Tim May says it is time someone 'stood up to the cancer of stand-over tactics' that defines cricket's governing body.
Greame Smith to undergo surgery, may miss Champions Trophy
South Africa's Test captain Graeme Smith has left English county Surrey and returned to South Africa to have surgery on a chronic ankle problem that has put his participation in next month's ICC Champions Trophy in doubt.
IPL: Pune's Smith to return home to treat back injury
Australian all-rounder Steven Smith has been ruled out of Pune Warriors' remaining matches in the IPL and will be returning home for treatment of a lower back injury.
English cricketers warned against spitting on the field
County cricketers have been warned to stop spitting on the field of play or face disciplinary action from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
IPL: All-round Raina helps Chennai thrash Sunrisers
Title contenders Chennai Super Kings put up yet another comprehensive performance as they thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 77 runs to assert their supremacy in the Pepsi Indian Premier League in Uppal on Wednesday.
May 08, 2013Sibanda century propels Zimbabwe to series win
A sparkling century from opener Vusi Sibanda propelled Zimbabwe to a seven-wicket win and a series victory over Bangladesh after the third and final one-day international in Bulawayo on Wednesday.
'ICC is most ineffective governing body in world sports'
Fuming after Laxman Sivaramakrishnan's appointment as a players' representative in the International Cricket Council, the Australian players' union has called the ICC the "most ineffective governing body in world sport".
We are not going to sit and sulk, says KKR's Morgan
Virtually out of contention for a berth in the four-team play-offs, Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman Eoin Morgan said his team was not going to sit and sulk, and instead look to give its best in the remaining matches.
Spinners are playing a huge role in T20: Mushtaq Ahmed
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed says the spinners are playing a "huge role" in Twenty20 cricket, using their variations to confuse batsmen.
Roherer gives credit to Rajasthan Royals
After his 40-ball 64-run knock went in vain, Delhi Daredevils batsman Ben Roherer credited their opposition, Rajasthan Royals, for pulling off a nine-wicket win in the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
Mumbai thrash Kolkata, maintain winning run at home
Mumbai Indians kept their enviable all-win record at home intact as they outclassed Kolkata Knight Riders by 65 runs on Tuesday to virtually douse the defending champions' hopes of making the Indian Premier League play-offs.
May 07, 2013Vengsarkar calls for 'additional IPL final' in Mumbai
Former captain Dilip Vengsarkar has written to the BCCI, requesting them to slot an "additional final" of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the city to help raise funds for the drought-hit people of Maharashtra.
Rajasthan trounce Delhi, stay invincible at home
Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane struck fluent half-centuries as Rajasthan Royals inched closer towards securing a play-off berth with a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match, in Jaipur, on Tuesday.
FICA demands inquiry into Siva's ICC appointment
The Federation of International Cricketers Association has demanded an ICC ethics committee inquiry into the Board of Control for Cricket in India-backed L Sivaramakrishnan's appointment as a players' representative in the governing body, saying captains could have been forced to vote against incumbent Tim May.
Miller's sensational century leads Punjab to victory
David Miller bludgeoned his way to a sensational 38-ball 101 as Kings XI Punjab pulled off a dramatic six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Pepsi IPL match, in Mohali, on Monday.
May 06, 2013Don't allow SRK inside Wankhede: MCA tells Mumbai Police
The Mumbai Cricket Association informed a local police station to prevent Kolkata Knight Riders principal owner Shah Rukh from entering the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, when his team takes on Mumbai Indians, on Tuesday.
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan fined for showing dissent
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was fined 75 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's loss in the second One-day International against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo.
Rajasthan Royals aim to continue their home run
Rajasthan Royals will look to close in on a play-off berth and consolidate their position in the points table when they take on a struggling Delhi Daredevils in the Pepsi Indian Premier League, in Jaipur on Tuesday.
Sivaramakrishnan replaces May in ICC Cricket Committee
In an appointment backed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan replaced Tim May as a players' representative on the ICC Cricket Committee.
We can still take a few positives from loss to RR: Finch
Despite suffering their seventh straight defeat in the ongoing Indian Premier League, Pune Warriors opener Aaron Finch seemed quite content and said they can "still take a few positives" from the five-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals.
Miandad, Akram confident of Pakistan's good show in England
Pakistan's former captains Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram are hopeful that the national team can win the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England.
May 05, 2013Williams smashes career best as Zimbabwe level series
Sean Williams smashed a career-best unbeaten 78 as Zimbabwe levelled their one-day international series against Bangladesh with a six-wicket victory on Sunday.
Royals stay in hunt for knock-out berth with 5-wkt win
Ajinkya Rahane struck a scintillating 67, while Rahul Dravid another classical innings to maintain Rajasthan Royals' impeccable 'home' record as the hosts defeated Pune Warriors by five wickets in a thrilling Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Sunday.
IPL: Mumbai snap Chennai's 7-match winning streak
Mumbai Indians on Sunday snapped Chennai Super Kings's seven-match winning streak with a crushing 60-run victory in a lop-sided Pepsi Indian Premier League match in Mumbai.
'Seamer-friendly England will assist my bowling'
Picked in the Indian squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is confident of making the opportunity count and says the seamer-friendly conditions in England and Wales will "assist" his style of bowling.
Bravo to lead West Indies at Champions Trophy
All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has replaced Darren Sammy as West Indies' one-day international captain and will lead the team in next month's Champions Trophy in England.
May 04, 2013IPL: Hyderabad crush Delhi to rise to third
Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers fired in unison as they posted a comprehensive six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in the Pepsi Indian Premier League in Hyderabad on Saturday, brightening their chances of playing in the play-offs of the ongoing T20 league.
Injured Saha may give way to Vijay: Fleming
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Saturday said wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is carrying injuries and his fitness will be assessed before the Pepsi Indian Premier League game against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians fret over Pollard's fitness
Mumbai Indians will be hoping that Kieron Pollard recovers in time from his finger injury and is available against their Indian Premier League encounter against Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai on Sunday.
SLC to summon IPL bench warmers
Sri Lanka Cricket is mulling to call back its players who have been warming benches in the ongoing Indian Premier League for preparations for next month's Champions Trophy, its Secretary said on Saturday.
India to play two practice games before Champions Trophy
The Indian team is scheduled to play two warm-up games against Sri Lanka and Australia ahead of its ICC Champions Trophy Group B opener against South Africa next month in England.
Play-offs still in our grasp: Kallis
All-rounder Jacques Kallis is optimistic about defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders' chances of reaching the Pepsi IPL semifinals even though they are languishing in the lower half of the points table.
Gambhir, Yuvraj dropped from India's Champions Trophy squad
Opener Gautam Gambhir and middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh were axed while stumper Dinesh Karthik was rewarded for his good batting form with a berth in India's 15-member squad for next month's Champions Trophy cricket tournament in England.
May 03, 2013IPL: Kolkata thrash Rajasthan to keep hopes alive
Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday to keep their hopes alive in the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
Rahman, Hossain script massive win for Bangladesh
Ziaur Rahman emerged the unlikely hero as he took five wickets for 30 runs to skittle out Zimbabwe in just over 30 overs and guide Bangladesh to a comfortable 121 run win in their first one day international in Bulawayo on Friday.
England recall Bopara, Bresnan for Champions Trophy
Bopara, 27, has not played a one-day international since September and Bresnan, 28, missed this year's tour of New Zealand due to an elbow injury.
We are confident of making it to semis: Srikkanth
Good all-round performance aside, Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor Krishnamachari Srikkanth said the "energy" generated by the prayers of the team's fans in Andhra Pradesh will guide it to the IPL semi-finals.
Starc Ashes warning for England: Don't write us off
Australia paceman Mitchell Starc is well on his way back to fitness and has warned England not to write off the tourists' chances of wrenching back the Ashes in July and August.
May 02, 2013IPL: Bangalore thrash Pune Warriors to end away jinx
Robin Uthappa's excellent 45-ball 75-run knock went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Pune Warriors by 17 runs to consolidate their second position in the Pepsi Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Raina's ton leads Chennai to seventh straight win
Suresh Raina's superb century helped Chennai Super Kings take a giant stride towards qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Sri Lanka omit Mendis from Champions Trophy squad
Sri Lanka's selectors snubbed ace spinner Ajantha Mendis while naming a 15-member squad for next month's ICC Champions Trophy in England.
SA recall Duminy; Kallis skips Champions Trophy
JP Duminy was named in South Africa's Champions Trophy squad on Thursday but veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis will miss the tournament due to personal reasons.
Batsmen to blame for KKR's current position: Bayliss
Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss has come down heavily on his batsmen, saying their failure to post decent totals in the ongoing season of Pepsi IPL has put the bowlers and fielders under a lot of pressure.
Hope to continue the winning run: Unmukt Chand
With Delhi Daredevils tasting back to back wins of late, the promising young batsman Unmukt Chand feels his side needs to keep the momentum and extend its good run in the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League.
Spotted: Tendulkar and Harbhajan on the flight
Reader Pranay Nigotiya spotted Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh.
'Tendulkar will stop playing when he wants to'
Former India skipper Ravi Shastri said veteran Sachin Tendulkar still has a lot of cricket left in him and a call on retirement will be entirely his prerogative.
May 01, 2013IPL: Delhi keep faint hopes alive with victory over KKR
In-form David Warner played yet another blistering knock of 66 as Delhi Daredevils comfortably defeated defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match.
Jayadevan seeks Kumble's assistance on VJD system
V Jayadevan, who devised the VJD System for calculating target scores in interrupted limited-overs matches, requested the ICC cricket committee's chairman Anil Kumble to include his appeal in its agenda at its meeting later this year.
IPL: Ishant, Dhawan help Hyderabad thrash Mumbai Indians
Shikhar Dhawan smashed his second half century of the season as Sunrisers Hyderabad scored an easy seven-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in a lop-sided Pepsi Indian Premier League match on Wednesday.
Raipur may host India-Australia ODI in November
Shahid Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur may get the nod to host an One Day International match when Australia tour India for a seven-match ODI series later this year.
Australia recall Mitchell Marsh for Champions Trophy
Australia recalled all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to the squad for their Champions Trophy defence and named George Bailey as vice-captain on Wednesday.
April 30, 2013IPL: Chennai crush Pune for sixth straight win
Suresh Raina worked his way to a superb 63 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni played an explosive 16-ball 45-run knock as Chennai Super Kings strengthened their position at the top of the table with a 37-run win over Pune Warriors in the Pepsi Indian Premier League match.
Kohli for Arjuna, Gavaskar for Dhyanchand award
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has recommended young batsman Virat Kohli for the prestigious Arjuna award and former captain Sunil Gavaskar for the Dhyanchand lifetime achievement honour.
Disciplinary panel report on Lalit Modi by May-end
The three-member Disciplinary Committee, probing alleged irregularities against former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, is likely to give its recommendations to the Board of Control for Cricket in India by the end of May.
Pakistan drop Afridi, Umar Akmal for Champions Trophy
The national selection committee on Tuesday, as expected, axed experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi and batsman Umar Akmal for the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June.
IPL: Rohit Sharma guides Mumbai to narrow win over Punjab
Captain Rohit Sharma's batting heroics made all the difference in the end as Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by a narrow four runs in a nail-biting Pepsi IPL clash on Monday.
April 29, 2013'Fall of Dravid's wicket made me more determined'
After his eye-catching performance in the Indian Premier League in Jaipur, 18-year-old Sanju Samson said the fall of Rahul Dravid's wicket did not affect his batting, but made him "more determined" to play a part in helping Rajasthan Royals get over the line against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
We couldn't execute our plans, says Rampaul
Better execution of plans and adapting to wickets are the two key elements Royal Challengers Bangalore need to focus on if they are to start winning matches away from home in the ongoing IPL, feels pacer Ravi Rampaul.
Samson, Watson help Rajasthan stay unbeaten at home
Sanju Samson smashed his way to a superb 63 as Rajasthan Royals held their nerve to humble formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in a thrilling Pepsi Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Monday.
Rahman guides Bangladesh to victory over Zimbabwe
Ziaur Rahman led the Bangladesh attack with four wickets as they completed a 143-run win over Zimbabwe on Monday to draw the two-match series 1-1 and gain revenge for their mauling in the first Test.
Champions Trophy final squad to be picked on Saturday
The final Indian squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, to be held in June in England and Wales, is to be picked by the national selectors here on May 4, the Cricket Board announced the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
NZ keen to complete 'unfinished business' in England
A galvanised New Zealand head to Britain on Monday determined to finish off a job they came so close to completing in a thrilling climax to their drawn test series against Alastair Cook's England at home last month.
Umesh's bowling would help India in Champions Trophy
Delhi Daredevils opener David Warner lavished praise on teammate Umesh Yadav, whose miserly 18th over proved crucial in the team's 15-run win over Pune Warriors, saying the pacer would be an asset for India in the upcoming Champions Trophy in England.
'Losing Yuvraj, Wright in same over was turning point'
Pune Warriors' assistant coach Rob Walters said losing the wickets of Yuvraj Singh and Luke Wright in the same over proved to be the turning point in his team's 15-run loss to the Delhi Daredevils in a Pepsi IPL match in Raipur.
IPL: Pune lose to Delhi, slip to bottom of table
Delhi Daredevils won the 'Battle of the Minnows' as they defeated Pune Warriors by 15 runs in the Indian Premier League in Raipur on Sunday.
April 28, 2013Bangladesh close in on historic victory in Zimbabwe
Bangladesh closed in on a maiden Test win in Zimbabwe after reducing the hosts to 138 for four wickets in pursuit of 401 as bad light brought an early halt to play on day four of the second and final Test.
Chennai captain Dhoni fined for slow over rate
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Sunday fined after his side maintained a slow over rate during their Pepsi IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai.
Raipur's new stadium impresses BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it was impressed with the facilities at the newly-built Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Ranchi.
IPL: Hussey powers Chennai to victory over Kolkata
Australian batsman Michael Hussey smashed a stroke-filled 95 and affected a crucial run out as Chennai Super Kings survived a scare before eking out a 14-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in a high-scoring Pepsi IPL match.
Goa's Ranji captain suspended for attacking player
Goa's Ranji captain Sagun Kamat has been suspended by the managing committee of Goa Cricket Association (GCA) for assaulting a player at a local cricket match.
All-round Mumbai Indians outclass RCB by 58 runs
Mumbai Indians produced a brilliant all-round display as they romped to a crushing 58-run win over table-toppers Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mumbai on Saturday.
April 27, 2013KKR to miss Shukla, Tiwary with injuries
Kolkata Knight Riders might have ended their losing streak, but their injury woes have become worse with Laxmi Ratan Shukla ruled out for the season, while Manoj Tiwary laid low for at least a week.
Robiul Islam takes five as Bangladesh build lead
Robiul Islam claimed five wickets as Bangladesh took control of the second Test against Zimbabwe at the close of day three at Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
'We shouldn't have allowed Sunrisers to reach 144'
He is mighty pleased with his five-for performance but Australian speedster James Faulkner says Rajasthan Royals should not have allowed their rivals to post 144 after having them on the mat.
PCB to examine rejection of Kaneria's ban appeal
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will legally examine the dismissal of the appeal made by leg-spinner Danish Kaneria against his ban on charges of spot-fixing.
IPL qualifier and eliminator shifted to Delhi
The first Qualifier and Eliminator of the high-profile Indian Premier League was shifted to Delhi from Chennai, putting an end to the uncertainty over the venue for the crucial matches.
Watson's blitzkrieg powers Rajasthan to victory
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson missed out on his second hundred by two runs but his blazing unbeaten half-century powered Rajasthan Royals to a thumping eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match in Jaipur.
April 26, 2013Bisla, Morgan take Kolkata Knights past Punjab Kings
Manvinder Bisla and Eoin Morgan provided a lifeline to defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders as the home team cruised to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
Kaneria loses appeal over spot-fix ruling
Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has lost his appeal against being found guilty of spot-fixing but an appeal over his life ban in Britain will be heard later, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.
Late Chigumbura show keeps Zimbabwe in the hunt
A blazing innings of 45 from Elton Chigumbura rescued Zimbabwe as they closed on 158 for four on day two of the second and final Test against Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club on Friday.
Injured Marlon Samuels returns home
West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels returned home to Jamaica owing to a groin injury and also to be by the side of his mother, who has sustained a knee fracture.
Selectors to ignore Afridi for Champions Trophy
Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi will not be included in the 15-member national squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, to be held in England in June, sources claimed in Karachi on Friday.
Pakistan to send vigilance officer to Champions Trophy
The Pakistan Cricket Board will send a vigilance officer with the team for this year's Champions Trophy in England in a bid to avoid a repeat of the 2010 spot-fixing scandal.
Harris's injury at IPL throws Aus Ashes plans in disarray
Throwing hot water on Australia's much awaited Ashes-winning plans, fast bowler Ryan Harris has returned home with an injury from the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
Dhoni stars in Chennai's 5-wkt win over Hyderabad
Chasing a tricky 160-run target, Chennai were in a spot of bother after a good start, but Dhoni lifted the side to its sixth victory in eight matches with an unbeaten 67.
April 25, 2013Shakib shrugs off injury to lead Bangladesh to 300-6
Shakib Al Hasan made light of a thumb injury to score a quickfire 81 and steer Bangladesh to 300 for six on the first day of the second and final Test against Zimbabwe on Thursday.
I would like to bat higher up the order: Irfan Pathan
Delhi Daredevils all-rounder Irfan Pathan feels he will be able to serve the beleaguered team as a batsman better, provided he is promoted in the batting order.
Leagues like IPL are very distracting: Taylor
Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor feels that cash-rich Twenty20 Leagues like the IPL are acting as a huge "distraction" for young players, who are now more interested in raking in moolahs than playing for the country.
Injury worries for KKR ahead of KXIP tie
Struggling to repeat their last year's performance, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders were dealt further blows as Jacques Kallis and Manoj Tiwary sustained injuries during their game against Mumbai Indians in Kolkata.
Need to get our act together to stay alive in IPL: Narine
While he relished the big wicket of Sachin Tendulkar on the senior batsman's 40th birthday, Kolkata Knight Riders mystery spinner Sunil Narine admits that the defending champions will have to get their acts together quickly to keep alive their hopes in Pepsi IPL 6.
IPL: Smith lifts Mumbai to thrilling win over Kolkata
Mumbai Indians held their nerves during the death overs as they beat defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in a thrilling contest in the Pepsi Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
April 24, 2013We are not consistent enough to compete: Jayawardene
Livid with his batsmen after yet another loss, Delhi Daredevils skipper Mahela Jayawardene said their inconsistency is not letting the side post even a decent total for the bowlers to defend.
Nice to start our away journey with a win: Gilchrist
Crediting his bowlers for the comprehensive five-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist said his team has put itself in the right direction starting the four-match away journey with a victory.
Khawaja, Hughes make Australia Ashes squad
Australian middle-order batsman, Usman Khawaja received an Ashes berth, and, opener Phillip Hughes was also lucky to retain his spot in the squad, after a poor performance in India.
April 23, 2013IPL: Punjab put Delhi on the verge of exit
Kings XI Punjab batsmen complemented a fine display by their bowling colleagues as they scored an easy five-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in their Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) match in New Delhi.
IPL: Gayle's carnage leads Bangalore to record win
Chris Gayle smashed the most breathtaking knock in the history of Twenty20 cricket, blasting an incredible 175 off a mere 66 balls, as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed a hapless Pune Warriors by a record 130 runs in the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
Stop misleading the public: ICC tells Asif, Butt
With the Court of Arbitration for Sport recently dismissing the appeals of Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, the ICC on Tuesday asked the two banned Pakistan cricketers to stop "misleading the public" and accept their punishment for involvement in the spot-fixing controversy.
Rajasthan lose to Chennai despite Watson's century
Michael Hussey played a gem of an innings to overshadow Shane Watson's brilliant century and help Chennai Super Kings clinch a five-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling Pepsi Indian Premier League match in Chennai, on Monday.
April 22, 2013Decision on venue for IPL Qualifier, Eliminator deferred
Indian Premier League authorities will ascertain whether the Tamil Nadu government will allow Sri Lankan players to play in the first qualifier and the eliminator in Chennai next month before taking any decision to shift the two crucial games to an alternative venue.
Mandeep, Miller show Punjab the way
Standout performances by the two batsmen helped the hosts register a thumping seven-wicket victory over Pune Warriors.
Tendulkar turns 40 on Wednesday, wish the batting ace
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Franchises have to bear rehab costs of injuries
Indian cricketers who sustain injuries during the cash-rich Indian Premier League will now have to depend on their respective franchise to bear the costs of their rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
Mandeep, Miller pull off a thrilling win for Kings XI
David Miller and Mandeep Singh's unbeaten half centuries helped Kings XI Punjab pull off a thrilling seven-wicket win over Pune Warriors in Indian Premier League match in Mohali on Sunday.
April 21, 2013IPL: Virender Sehwag powers Delhi Daredevils to first win
Virender Sehwag returned to form with a blistering unbeaten 95 to help Delhi Daredevils break the jinx of six straight defeats and open their account in the ongoing Pepsi Indian Premier League with a thumping nine wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
April 20, 2013Vinay, RP Singh help Bangalore crush Rajasthan
Royal Challengers Bangalore scored an easy seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in their Pepsi IPL match in Bangalore, on Saturday.
Viv Richards named Delhi Daredevils' advisor
The beleaguered Delhi Daredevils received a pep talk from legendary Sir Vivian Richards on Saturday, as the former West Indies captain joined the franchise in the role of an ambassador and advisor.
IPL: All-rounder Jadeja helps Chennai demolish KKR
Chennai Super Kings made heavy weather of a small chase before Ravindra Jadeja's blitzkrieg powered the visitors to a four-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match in Kolkata on Saturday.
IPL knock-out matches could be shifted from Chennai
The IPL Governing Council is likely to shift the Qualifier and Eliminator matches from Chennai in order to allow respective teams with Sri Lankan players, freedom to choose their best playing eleven.
Australia's Watson steps down as vice captain
Shane Watson has stood down as vice captain of Australia in all cricket formats following the Test team's humiliating 4-0 series loss to India, citing a need to focus his attention on scoring runs and taking wickets.
Zimbabwe on top after 16 wickets tumble in Harare
Bangladesh will need to produce a record fourth-innings total to beat Zimbabwe in the first Test after 16 wickets tumbled on the third day on Friday.
April 19, 2013IPL: Sunrisers beat Kings XI by five wickets to go top
A clinical Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab comfortably by five wickets to register their fifth win in the ongoing Pepsi India Premier League and move to the top of the points table.
Former England captain Denness dies aged 72
Mike Denness, the only Scotsman to captain England, has died of cancer at the age of 72, the BBC reported on Friday.
Reports of closure of NCA are false: BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India rubbished a news report that it intended to close down the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and convert it into a rehabilitation-cum-training centre.
Dhoni continues with 'Sir Jadeja' jokes
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again tickled his fans' funny bones by cracking few more jokes on his IPL teammate 'Sir' Ravindra Jadeja.
April 18, 2013Chennai send Delhi crashing to sixth straight defeat
Michael Hussey and Mahendra Singh Dhoni led the way as Chennai Super Kings amassed 169 for 4 in 20 overs, and then dismissed Delhi Daredevils for 83 in 17.3 overs in the IPL match in Delhi on Thursday.
Indian MPs to play T20 match against Mumbai Heroes
The IPL fever seems to have gripped the Indian parliamentarians as well and they are all set to play a friendly Twenty20 match against the Mumbai Heroes, the cricket team of Bollywood, on May 20 at the picturesque HPCA stadium in Dharamsala.
Taylor's Test best helps Zimbabwe post 389
Brendan Taylor carved his way to a career best score as Zimbabwe posted 389 in their first innings on day two of the first Test against Bangladesh at the Harare Sports Club on Thursday.
Pakistan pace bowler Gul to miss Champions Trophy
Pakistan pace bowler Umar Gul has been ruled out of the Champions Trophy one-day tournament scheduled for England in June due to a knee injury.
Flintoff sees Pietersen considering Test future after Ashes
England batsman Kevin Pietersen may consider quitting Test cricket after this year's back-to-back Ashes series against Australia, his former team mate Andrew Flintoff said on Thursday.
Taylor puts Zimbabwe in command against Bangladesh
Brendan Taylor struck his third Test century to take Zimbabwe to 217 for four at the close of play on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.
April 17, 2013IPL: Rajasthan Royals consign Mumbai to heavy defeat
Rajasthan Royals made a strong statement as they left Mumbai Indians bruised and battered with a convincing 87-run win in the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) in Jaipur.
Dew factor led to recurrence of Sehwag's back problems
It was the heavy dew in Bangalore that led to the recurrence of Virender Sehwag's back problems as the senior opener didn't field in the last three overs of the RCB innings and hence couldn't come out to bat during the 'Super Over' chase.
Amit Mishra's 19th over 'trick' sinks Pune
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra produced a stunning performance, taking four wickets in five deliveries, including a hat-trick, as Sunrisers Hyderabad pulled off an incredible 11-run victory over Pune Warriors in the Pepsi Indian Premier League, in Pune, on Wednesday.
CAS reject Butt, Asif's appeal against ICC ban
Former Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif lost their appeals against bans for spot-fixing in the Lord's Test against England in 2010.
IPL: Bangalore pip Delhi in Super Over
Royal Challengers Bangalore pulled off a nail-biting win over Delhi Daredevils via the Super Over in a thrilling Pepsi Indian Premier League match, in Bangalore on Tuesday.
April 16, 2013Gony's all-round show helps Punjab stun KKR
Manpreet Gony's brilliant all-round show helped Kings XI Punjab stage a miraculous comeback to stun defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders by four runs in a thrilling Pepsi Indian Premier League encounter, in Mohali, on Tuesday.
Injury rules Pietersen out of NZ Test series
England batsman Kevin Pietersen will miss next month's two-match Test series at home to New Zealand because of a knee injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Tuesday.
Yuvraj to miss match against Hyderabad
Yuvraj Singh will miss his second straight game in the ongoing Indian Premier League. His Pune Warriors' teammate Ross Taylor confired that the injured all-rounder will not be part of the playing eleven against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Punjab likely to draft in Pomersbach or Miller against KKR
Kings XI Punjab coach Darren Lehmann has said his batsmen need to bat out the full twenty overs and put more runs on the board to give the bowlers a chance to defend the total.
Daredevils' Simons hopes pressure leads them to wins
Delhi Daredevils coach Eric Simons has said the team is 'under pressure' after losing four matches so far in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
April 15, 2013IPL: Pune Warriors shock Chennai Super Kings by 24 runs
Pune Warriors bowlers kept their cool during slog overs as they shocked title contenders Chennai Super Kings comprehensively beating them by 24 runs in the Pepsi Indian Premier League on Monday.
Umesh Yadav gets engaged to Delhi-based fashion designer
Amidst the hectic schedule of the Indian Premier League, India and Delhi Daredevils pacer Umesh Yadav got formally engaged to Delhi based fashion designer Tania Wadhwa in a quiet ceremony in Nagpur.
Tendulkar himself has to decide on retirement: Waugh
Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh said it is for Sachin Tendulkar himself to decide whether it is time for him to retire from international cricket but his personal opinon is that the Indian master is not playing upto his previous standards.
April 14, 2013Bowlers, Rahane lead Rajasthan to 6-wkt win over Punjab
Rajasthan Royals defeated Kings XI Punjab by six wickets in Jaipur, on Sunday, to register their third win in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Dhoni takes the mickey out of 'Sir Ravindra Jadeja'
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni seems to be in a very playful mood these days as he once again tickled his fans' funny bones by taking a few good-humoured jibes at Chennai Super Kings teammate 'Sir' Ravindra Jadeja.
Raina 'loves to bat at No 3' for CSK
Suresh Raina has donned the role of a finisher to perfection in shorter formats of the game, and by his own admission he relishes batting at No 3 irrespective of whether he is playing for India or Chennai Super Kings.
Kallis inspires Kolkata to easy win over Hyderabad
Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders got back to winning ways as they outclassed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 48 runs to notch up their second win in the Pepsi Indian Premier League, in Kolkata on Sunday.
Steve Waugh celebrates Vishu with Keralites
Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh celebrated the harvest festival Vishu with locals in Kollam, Kerala, by lighting the traditional lamp to mark the beginning of New Year according to the local calender.
Bangladesh to host 2014 Asia Cup
The Asia Cup cricket tournament will be held in Bangladesh for the second time in a row after India, who had earlier agreed to host the 2014 edition, backed out citing a packed international schedule.
Dhoni's knock took the game away from us: Vinay Kumar
Royal Challengers Bangalore's medium pacer R Vinay Kumar has said that it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni's knock that took the game away from the visitors, paving the way for Chennai Super Kings' win in the Indian Premier League.
BCCI warns Sreesanth for tweets on 'slapgate'
Paceman S Sreesanth has been warned by the BCCI for raking up the 2008 'slapgate' issue through a social networking website.
Jadeja takes Chennai past RCB in thrilling contest
Ravindra Jadeja struck an unbeaten 20-ball 38 while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also chipped in with a useful contribution as Chennai Super Kings pulled off a nail-biting four-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a thrilling Pepsi Indian Premier League match, in Chennai on Saturday.
April 13, 2013IPL: Amre defends decision to bowl Dinda at death
Pune Warriors assistant coach Pravin Amre has defended his team's decision to ask listless Ashok Dinda to bowl the final few overs in their IPL game against Mumbai Indians.
Johnson credits Sachin-Ponting partnership for win
Mumbai Indians fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has credited his side's 41-run victory over Pune Warriors, to the 54-run opening stand between skipper Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar.
Sreesanth trained in the nets, is fine: Owais Shah
Rajasthan Royals batsman Owais Shah, who is yet to play his first game in IPL 6, has said that his team's strike bowler S Sreesanth was fine and raring to go after he created a fresh stir by rekindling the 'slapgate' controversy.
Zimbabwe's Ervine to skip Test series vs Bangladesh
Middle-order batsman Craig Ervine has opted to play club cricket in England rather than Tests for Zimbabwe and will miss this month's series against Bangladesh.
MI invite underprivileged kids to watch IPL tie vs Pune
Over 11,000 children from around Mumbai watched the Pepsi Indian Premier League clash between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Pune Warriors at the Wankhede in Mumbai, as part of MI's 'Education for All' initiative.
Pak umpires Ghouri, Siddiqui banned following sting op
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned umpires Nadeem Ghouri and Anis Siddiqui for four and three years respectively after they were found guilty of being willing to compromise their integrity in discharge of their professional duties.
Batsmen help Mumbai defeat Pune Warriors to top IPL table
Mumbai Indians produced a commendable performance as they thrashed Pune Warriors by 41 runs to win the 'Maharashtra derby' of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Saturday.
You don't plan for an on-field spat: Johnson
umbai Indians pacer Mitchell Johnson feels the despicable on-field spat between rival captains, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli, could have been a spur of the moment incident arising out of healthy competition.
IPL: Hyderabad consign Delhi to fourth straight defeat
There was no end to Delhi Daredevils' misery as the side crashed to its fourth successive defeat in the Pepsi Indian Premier League, losing a low-scoring see-saw contest by three wickets to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday.
April 12, 2013Lalit Modi to consider releasing 'slapgate' video
Claiming that he has the only copy of the 'slapgate' video, former IPL chairman Lalit Modi said the Board of Control for Cricket in India did not make the footage of the incident public on the suggestion of vice-president Arun Jaitley, but he would consider releasing it.
Disciplined Indian eves clinch ODI series
The Indian women's cricket team rode on a disciplined bowling performance to register a 58-run victory over Bangladesh in the third and final One-day International and inflict a 3-0 whitewash on the visitors in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Bhajji refuses to react to Sreesanth 'slapgate' claims
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has refused to comment on his former India teammate S Sreesanth's claim that the 2008 IPL season 'slapgate' incident was pre-planned and he was wrongly made the villain of the whole controversy.
No England teams at this season's CLT20
Held in South Africa last year, the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament will return to India this season with the BCCI scheduling it from September 17 to October 6.
Rajasthan's Dravid blames loss on batting failure
Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid blamed the seven-wicket loss to Pune Warriors on the batting collapse in the second part of their innings but vowed to bounce back in the IPL.
'Backstabber' Bhajji never slapped me, tweets Sreesanth
Following the spat that occurred between KKR's Gautam Gambhir and RCB's Virat Kohli, and the media comparing the incident to the ill-fated 'slapgate' that involved Mumbai Indians' Harbhajan Singh and pacer S Sreesanth during the first edition of the IPL in 2008, the Kerala pacer has come out with his version of events.
April 11, 2013Flamboyant Finch helps Pune Warriors end winless run
Aaron Finch (64) struck a half century as Pune Warriors notched up their first win of the season with an easy seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in their Pepsi IPL match on Thursday.
Team effort paid for us, says Gayle
Royal Challenger Bangalore opener Chris Gayle, who powered his side to an easy eight-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday, attributed the victory to team work.
Sehwag bats in the nets, may play against Sunrisers
Senior Delhi Daredevils batsman Virender Sehwag batted for around 25 minutes during the team's net session as pacer Morne Morkel hinted that the batsman might just be ready to play his first match of the sixth edition of Indian Premier League.
Kohli, Gambhir warned for ugly spat
Skippers Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, who were involved in an ugly spat during Royal Challengers Bangalore's match against the Kolkata Knight Riders, were warned and reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League code of conduct.
Gayle devastates Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Gayle came up with yet another scintillating knock on Thursday. His unbeaten 85 gave Royal Chalengers Bangalore a convincing eight-wicket victory over defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match in Bangalore.
IPL: Gambhir-Kohli involved in ugly on-field spat
Gautam Gambhir looked to have uttered an expletive and his Bangalore counterpart was infuriated.
April 10, 2013Hussey smashes 86 as Chennai crush Punjab
Opener Michael Hussey slammed a blistering 54-ball 86 as Chennai Super Kings produced an aggressive brand of cricket to roll over Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets.
Harmanpreet stars in win over Bangladesh
India rode on an all-round showing by Harmanpreet Singh to defeat Bangladesh by 46 runs in the second ODI and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match women's series, in Ahmedabad, on Wednesday. After electing to bat and putting up 256 for 6, the home side restricted the Bangladesh women to 210 for 8. Harmanpreet, besides scoring 103, also took two wickets.
Sehwag likely to play against Hyderabad
Delhi Daredevils has lost all its three matches thus far in the Indian Premier League and currently are at the bottom of the table.
Karthik, Rohit shine as Mumbai hand Delhi third defeat
Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma's blazing half centuries set the platform as Mumbai Indians scored a 44-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in the Pepsi Indian Premier League match, in Mumbai, on Tuesday.
April 09, 2013Kohli blitz flattens Hyderabad in Bangalore
Virat Kohli led from the front with a breathtaking unbeaten 93 as Royal Challengers Bangalore made short work of a challenging target from Sunrisers Hyderabad winning by seven wickets in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match in Bangalore.
IPL: Dravid fined for slow over-rate
Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid has been fined $20,000 after his team failed to keep up with the stipulated over-rate during its Pepsi IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur.
Tickets for Indo-Pak match sold out within 30 mins
The allocated tickets for the ICC Champions Trophy match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan scheduled on June 15 at the Edgbaston in Birmingham, has been sold out within half an hour of its release for online sales.
Our strategy worked to perfection: Trivedi
Rajasthan Royals' medium pacer Siddharth Trivedi said the team's strategy of playing only the pace bowlers worked to perfection against Kolkata Knight Riders.
April 08, 2013Pacers help Rajasthan upset champions Kolkata
Rajasthan Royals maintained their impeccable home record against Kolkata Knight Riders outclassing the defending champions by 19 runs to register their second successive victory in the Pepsi Indian Premier League, in Jaipur, on Monday.
Parnell surrenders in Mumbai drug case, gets bail
South African cricketer Wayne Parnell, alleged accused in the Juhu 'rave party' case, surrendered before a local court on Monday. Earlier shown as a wanted accused in the case chargesheet, he was later granted bail for Rs 10,000.
Sunrisers beat Royal Challengers in Super Over
Sunrisers Hyderabad pulled off a nail-biting win over Royal Challengers Bangalore via the Super Over in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Hyderabad.
April 07, 2013IPL: Kings XI Punjab begin with emphatic win over Pune
Kings XI Punjab produced a clinical performance to thrash Pune Warriors by eight wickets and start their Pepsi Indian Premier League campaign in an emphatic fashion on Sunday.
Unmukt Chand reprimanded for dress code rule violation
Delhi Daredevils opener Unmukt Chand has been reprimanded for violation of dress code rules during his side's five-run loss in their IPL match against Rajasthan Royals.
Five uncapped players in SL Champions Trophy squad
Sri Lanka have named five uncapped players in their provisional 30-man squad for the ICC Champions trophy in England and Wales in June.
Pollard, bowlers help Mumbai scrape past Chennai
Kieron Pollard (57) smashed a superb, unbeaten half-century and took a sensational catch under pressure as Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by nine runs in a thrilling Indian Premier League match, in Chennai on Saturday.
April 06, 2013Stats: Rajasthan record narrowest win against Delhi
Statistical highlights from the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils played in New Delhi on Saturday. Rajasthan won the match by 5 wickets.
RCB set to test weakened Sunrisers
After a relatively easy outing in their Indian Premier League opener, debutants Sunrisers Hyderabad face a sterner test as they take on a star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad on Sunday.
I was really nervous and worried: Dravid
It is not easy to be out of match practice for 10 months especially when one is on the wrong side of 40 and by his own admission former India captain Rahul Dravid was a "bit nervous" at the start of his innings during Rajasthan Royals' Pepsi IPL match against Delhi Daredevils in New Delhi on Saturday.
Dravid, Cooper lift Rajasthan to victory over Delhi
Riding on skipper Rahul Dravid's half-century, Rajasthan Royals posted a competitive 165 for seven in their Pepsi IPL match against Delhi Daredevils in New Delhi on Saturday.
Don't mix politics and sport, says De Silva
Former captain Aravinda de Silva has chosen to react diplomatically over Sri Lankan cricketers' exclusion from the IPL matches in Chennai.
Sehwag omitted from Champions Trophy 30-man list
Virender Sehwag's international carrer looks finished after he was left out of the 30-man probables' list for the Champions Trophy, which will be held in England in June. The dashing batsman, who was dropped from the ODI and Test teams recently, and his opening partner Gautam Gambhir failed to make the cut in the list announced on Saturday morning.
Steyn's three wkts in an over sends Warriors crashing
Sunrisers defended a small total of 126 for 6 after their bowlers produced a disciplined show to bundle out Warriors for 104 in 18.5 overs in the IPL match at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium.
April 05, 2013Injured Sehwag ruled out of second match
Virender Sehwag will also miss Delhi Daredevils' second Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals in New Delhi as he is yet to recover from a bout of back spasm which had ruled him out of his side's opening game against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Indian eves win Bangladesh T20 series 3-0
The Indian women's cricket team rode on some disciplined bowling to register a 10-run victory over Bangladesh in the third and final T20 International and inflict a 3-0 whitewash on the visitors, in Vadodara, on Friday. Electing to bat, India posted 123 for 9 and then restricted Bangladesh to 113 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs.
Chris Gayle made the difference: Ricky Ponting
Mumbai Indians captain Ricky Ponting said Chris Gayle's hard-hitting unbeaten knock of 92made all the difference in their "topsy-turvy" two-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL match in Bangalore.
New Zealand recall Guptill, Vettori for England tour
Former Test captain Daniel Vettori and top order batsman Martin Guptill have been recalled for New Zealand's tour of England in May and June after recovering from injury.
IPL: Bangalore edge Mumbai in a thrilling finish
Chris Gayle smashed an unbeaten 92 before R Vinay Kumar's three-wicket burst helped Royal Challengers Bangalore eke out a close two-run win over Mumbai Indians in a thrilling Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Thursday.
April 04, 2013Watson to miss Rajasthan's first game in IPL 6
Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Shane Watson will miss his team's opening Indian Premier League match against Delhi Daredevils to be played at the Feroze Shah Kotla in New Delhi, on Saturday.
Now, 'No ball' if bowler breaks non-striker's wicket
The International Cricket Council has introduced a new playing condition for Tests, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals that requires the umpires to call 'no ball' whenever a bowler breaks the non-striker's wicket during a delivery.
Will Hyderabad get off to a winning start vs Pune?
Predict the result of Friday's IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Pune Warriors.
Four uncapped players in England Champions Trophy squad
The selectors included uncapped Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance, Warwickshire opener Varun Chopra and seamers James Harris and Chris Wright in the squad, which will be cut to 15 players by May 5.
Pattinson ruled out of IPL, KKR to miss pacer's service
Kolkata Knight Riders will miss the services of James Pattinson this IPL as the Australian pacer was ruled out due to a "non-cricket related medical condition in his lower abdominal region" for which he will be undergoing a surgery on Friday.
Narine is the person behind KKR's success, says Ganguly
Describing Sunil Narine as the man with a "golden arm", former India captain Sourav Ganguly said the Kolkata Knight Riders' 'mystery' spinner would be the team's trump card in the sixth season of the Indian Premier League T20.
Delhi Daredevils hopeful of Sehwag comeback
Depleted by injuries, Delhi Daredevils are hoping to have explosive opener Virender Sehwag back in the side even as pacer Morne Morkel was ruled out of their home game against Rajasthan Royals on April 6.
Loss of wickets in middle overs hurt us: Jayawardene
Delhi Daredevils skipper Mahela Jayawardene blamed the six-wicket defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL opener on the loss of too many wickets in the middle overs, saying the team lost momentum because of the collapse.
Akram to work with Pakistan fast bowlers
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has turned to former captain and fast bowler Wasim Akram and will prepare special pitches for the national team ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June.
Narine spins KKR to easy victory in IPL opener
Narine spins KKR to easy victory in IPL opener
April 03, 2013Ryder discharged from hospital
New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has returned home from hospital almost a week after he was assaulted by a group of men outside a bar which left the cricketer with critical head injuries.
Vettori confident that Kohli will do well as captain
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Daniel Vettori said their opening match against Mumbai Indian's will give them a chance to assess where the team stands and what would be their course of action during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Six new faces in CA's list of 'contracted players'
Cricket Australia (CA) has released the list of contracted players for the 2013-14 season, including two Ashes series, and has awarded 20 contracts, with six new faces from the last season.
Australia lack batting depth admits chief selector
Australia's chief selector John Inverarity admitted they were struggling for batting depth ahead of this year's Ashes as he announced the list of centrally contracted players for the 2013-14 season on Wednesday.
April 02, 2013Sandeep Patil quits as Mumbai selector
The chairman of the national selection panel cited his inability to watch local matches as the reason for quitting.
Rampaul eager to be part of RCB's playing XI
West Indies' Ravi Rampaul made a significant contribution to his team's success during the Twenty20 World Cup last year and now the pacer is eager to replicate that performance in the Indian Premier League, commencing.
Ryder has no recollection of what took place: Police
New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder told police he has no memory of the vicious attack that left him critically injured in hospital last week.
Raut, Kamini help India beat Bangladesh by 49 runs
Poonam Raut and Thirush Kamini scored contrasting half-centuries in a 130-run opening stand as India thrashed Bangladesh by 49 runs in the first Twenty20 cricket international to a take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Vadodara on Tuesday.
Ryder 'disappointed' at missing IPL
New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder is reportedly disappointed at missing the chance to play at this season's Indian Premier League (IPL) following an assault that left him with a fractured skull and a punctured lung.
No surgery for Ajmal, medication will treat abdomen problem
In a major relief for Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, he will not require surgery to treat his abdomen problem as it can be treated with medication.
IPL: Daredevils in trouble; Sehwag doubtful for opener
Already missing a few key players due to injuries, Delhi Daredevils may suffer another setback as explosive batsman Virender Sehwag is a doubtful starter for Wednesday's IPL opener against Kolkata Knight Riders due to a back problem.
Junaid rejects County offers; to focus on Champions Trophy
Pakistan pace bowler Junaid Khan has turned down some attractive offers to play for English counties this summer as he wants to put all his energy in preparing well for the Champions Trophy, a tournament his side has never won.
Russell hopes to fill in void left by KP, Ryder
Delhi Daredevils all-rounder Andre Russell said that he hoped to fill in the void left by the big hitting duo of Kevin Pietersen and Jesse Ryder in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League beginning Wednesday.
Won't bowl in IPL as I did in Big Bash: Ponting
Mumbai Indians captain Ricky Ponting ruled out bowling during the Indian Premier League (IPL), saying the grounds in India are too small for him to bowl in match situation.
No one is favourite in IPL: Laxmi Ratan Shukla
Kolkata Knight Riders' all rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla said no side could be labelled as favourite in the IPL and teams would underestimate rivals only at their own peril.
Pakistan will not panic: PCB chief
The Pakistan Cricket Board will not press the panic button after the team's Test series whitewash in South Africa and has no plans to sack captain Misbah-ul-Haq or coach Dav Whatmore, PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said.
April 01, 2013'SRK will be at Wankhede in spirit if not in person'
Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore on Monday said the Bollywood star would be present at the ground "in spirit if not in person".
Ryder recovery on track as he gets back on his feet
Recovering rapidly from an assault that left him with life-threatening injuries, New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder is now 'back on his feet' but is disappointed to miss out on his IPL stint this year.
I just want guys to be helping each other out: Donald
Pune Warriors' head coach Allan Donald wants his players to 'help each other out' and create a 'relaxed environment' within the team in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
Now, a documentary showcasing the 'inside story' of IPL
The glitz and glamour of the Indian Premier League is all set to be the subject of a show on the National Geographic channel, which promises to air the unseen 'inside story' of the multi-million dollar Twenty20 event.
Delhi Daredevils will miss Ryder and Pietersen: Chand
The Delhi Daredevils batsman Unmukt Chand said that the absence of New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder, who is recovering in a hospital after being attacked outside a Christchurch bar, would put additional responsibility on the team in the IPL.
Perera stars as Sri Lanka crush Bangladesh
Opener Kusal Perera hit an explosive maiden half-century off 44 balls to steer Sri Lanka to a 17-run win over Bangladesh in a one-off Twenty20 international in Pallekele on Sunday.
KKR want to win IPL title again, says Bhatia
Captain Gautam Gambhir's arrival has lifted the morale of Kolkata Knight Riders, who are looking to successfully defend their Indian Premier League title, said all-rounder Rajat Bhatia.
Pakistan drop Younus for Champions Trophy
Pakistan have dropped senior batsman Younus Khan from the list of 30 probable players announced for this year's ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday.
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