May 24, 2013We 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IPL fixing: Umpire Rauf withdrawn from Champions Trophy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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