Cricket News

April 30, 2011
'We have batting to counter Chargers' bowling
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Saturday exuded confidence that the defending champions have enough firepower in their batting to take on Deccan Chargers pace attack which played havoc against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their last IPL match. Sehwag blasts Kochi track says unfit for T20s
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag criticised the pitch preparation for Saturday's IPL match against Kochi Tuskers Kerala, saying it was not suitable for Twenty20 cricket. Knight Riders back on top after thrashing Punjab
Kolkata Knight Riders produced a clinical bowling and batting display as they crushed Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets to jump to the top of table in the Indian Premier League in Kolkata on Saturday. Warne uncertain for Sunday's match against Pune
Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne is uncertain for his side's crucial Indian Premier League match against Pune Warriors India in Jaipur on Sunday as he is nursing a swollen knee. It was obvious I had to bat longer: Sehwag
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag said that he was determined to bat throughout the innings against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in an Indian Premier League match in Kochi on Saturday. Deccan Chargers can upset Chennai: White
Although defending champions Chennai Super Kings are a formidable force at home, Deccan Chargers can topple them if they combine their batting and bowling units effectively, feels the Chargers vice-captain Cameron White. Happy to get the Orange Cap: Kohli
Young Indian batsman Virat Kohli had more than one reason to be delighted after his team Royal Challengers Bangalore's triumph over Pune Warriors as the right-hander didn't just produce a match-wining knock, he also overtook Sachin Tendulkar as the leading run-scorer of the ongoing IPL. Sehwag inspires Delhi to a much-needed win
Virender Sehwag hit a rollicking half-century as Delhi Daredevils scored a 38-run win over Kochi Tuskers Kerala to keep its play-offs hopes alive in the Indian Premier League in Kochi on Saturday. Boucher to replace injured Haddin for KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday named South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher as a replacement for the injured Brad Haddin in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Chigumbura resigns as Zim captain
Elton Chigumbura has resigned as Zimbabwe cricket captain to focus on improving his own form.
April 29, 2011
Stats: Sachin has lost 5 successive tosses
# Sachin Tendulkar has recorded 200 boundaries in 42 matches in the IPL -- 181 fours plus 19 sixes. 'Let Hashan Tillakaratne prove fixing allegations'
Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has urged his one-time teammate Hashan Tillakaratne to come out with substancial proof about the allegations of fixing matches since 1992 including the team composition for this year's World Cup final. We have not done badly: Gilchrist
With three wins from five matches, Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist on Friday said his side has not done badly in the Indian Premier League and they still have a chance to advance further in the tournament. Kohli, Gayle lead RCB to 26-run win over Pune
Royal Challengers Bangalore rode on Virat Kohli's whirlwind half century and Chris Gayle's blitzkrieg to notch up a comfortable 26-run win over Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League in Bangalore on Friday. Kochi, Daredevils faceoff as they look for win
Shaken after two consecutive defeats, Kochi Tuskers Kerala would look to infuse some life to their IPL campaign when they clash with an equally shattered Delhi Daredevils in Kochi on Saturday. KKR look to maintain momentum against Punjab
After returning to winning ways with a hard-fought triumph over Delhi Daredevils, the Kolkata Knight Riders will be hungry for more when they take on a formidable Kings XI Punjab at home in their Indian Premier League clash in Kolkata on Friday. We are in a good position now: Warne
Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne on Friday said that the back-to-back victories over Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Mumbai Indians have brought his side back to a 'good position' in ongoing Indian Premier League. Botha stars as Rajasthan overpower Mumbai
Johan Botha produced an all-round show to enable Rajasthan Royals inflict a seven wicket defeat on table toppers Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Friday. Broken finger puts Haddin out of IPL
Brad Haddin's Indian Premier League campaign was cut short after a fracture was detected in the Kolkata Knight Riders' finger. An MRI in Delhi on Thursday revealed that the injury he sustained during Australia's series in Bangladesh had not healed. Chanderpaul slams 'lack of discipline' comments
Days after former West Indies captain Chris Gayle alleged that he was being disrespected by the board, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has questioned WICB CEO Ernest Hilaire's comments about the lack of discipline and application in the Windies team over the last decade. SL players fixing matches since 1992: Tillakaratne
Former Sri Lanka skipper Hashan Tillakaratne dropped a bombshell, claiming that match-fixing is common in his country since 1992. He promised to reveal names of those involved soon. Sehwag optimistic despite Daredevils' poor run
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag says if he gets going it will be difficult for opposing teams. Pakistan secure ODI series win over Windies
Pakistan took an unassailable 3-0 lead in their five match one-day international against the West Indies after winning the third ODI by three wickets at the Kensington Oval on Thursday. Atherton predicts success for Fletcher
Former England captain Mike Atherton predicted that Duncan Fletcher's stint with the Indian cricket will be successful, just like that of his predecessor, Gary Kirsten. Sehwag holds batsmen responsible for loss to KKR
A disappointed Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag put the blame on his batsmen for his team's 17-run loss at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday.
April 28, 2011
IPL: KKR beat Daredevils, move up to second
It turned out to be a sweet 'homecoming' for Gautam Gambhir as Kolkata Knight Riders comprehensively beat Delhi Daredevils by 17 runs to notch up their fourth win in the Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday. 'Tough to say if it was a perfect T20 wicket'
Kochi Tuskers Kerala captain Mahela Jayawardene was critical of the wicket after his side lost to Deccan Chargers by 55 runs with Ishant Sharma bulldozing his team's batting line-up with a sensational five-wicket spell. Pune Warriors face tough task vs Royal Challengers
Having lost four games on the trot in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League, Pune Warriors will have to pull up their socks and perform as a team when they take on a confident Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on Friday. Rajasthan look to upset formidable Mumbai Indians
After registering a comprehensive victory over Kochi Tuskers Kerala to bring their IPL campaign back on track, a confident Rajasthan Royals team will be eyeing an upset win when they take on table-toppers Mumbai Indians in Jaipur on Friday. 'Amarnath would have been ideal choice for coach'
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is least excited at the selection of Duncan Fletcher as thr coach of Team India and said someone like Mohinder Amarnath would have been a better choice. Improved Ishant Sharma thanks Zaheer
Deccan Chargers' Ishant sharma, whose five-wicket haul paved the way for his team's comprehensive win over Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the Indian Premier League, says he still has a long way to go. SC verdict split on BCCI rule change on IPL, T20
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict on a petition challenging amendment in BCCI regulations to exclude IPL and T20 tournaments from its perview and referred the matter to the chief justice for allocating it to a larger bench.
April 27, 2011
Ishant's sensational spell sends Kochi crashing
Ishant Sharma bulldozed the Kochi Tuskers' batting line-up in a sensational five-wicket spell as Deccan Chargers spanked the hosts by 55 runs in their Indian Premier League match in Kochi on Wednesday. Pak police arrest bookies behind threats to Haider
Pakistani police have busted a gang of bookmakers who were behind death threats to wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, they said on Wednesday. Badrinath leads Chennai to easy win over Pune
A spectacular unbeaten 63 by S Badrinath helped Chennai Super Kings to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Pune Warriors in their Indian Premier League match at the DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. Police rigidity could rob Mumbai of IPL play-offs
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is threatening to shift two of next month's IPL play-off matches from the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai to Bangalore. The tough stance follows the Mumbai police's decision to disallow even BCCI officials from entering their premises inside the Wankhede stadium during IPL match days if they are without police clearance passes. Kochi, Pune demand of franchisee-fee cut rejected
The Working Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India rejected Indian Premier League franchises Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Sahara Pune Warriors' demand for a reduction in the franchisee fee. BCCI doubles prize money for India's WC stars
Amid speculation that Indian cricketers are unhappy with the prize money announced for their World Cup triumph, the BCCI increased it from Rs one crore to Rs two crore each. Gambhir out to make a statement against Delhi
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir would be keen to prove a point by putting up a solid performance against his old franchise Delhi Daredevils when the two teams square off in an Indian Premier League match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Thursday. Kohli impressed with Kotla wicket
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Virat Kohli termed the Feroze Shah Kotla wicket as the best he has ever played on even as Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag declared that the track was not of his liking after the home team's three-wicket loss in an IPL match in New Delhi. Duncan Fletcher appointed Team India coach
Duncan Fletcher was on Wednesday appointed India's cricket coach. He replaces the highly-successful Gary Kirsten, ending weeks of suspense on who will take over the high-profile job. The 62-year-old Zimbabwean, who coached England with mixed results from 1999 to 2007, has been handed the job for two years. Money did not influence Test retirement: Malinga
Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga rubbished suggestions that he retired from Test cricket to able to earn some quick money by playing in cash-awash tournaments such as Indian Premier League. Ex-cricketer Martin held in human trafficking case
Former cricketer Jacob Martin, who was wanted in connection with a human trafficking case, has been arrested from the national capital, police said on Wednesday.
April 26, 2011
IPL: Kohli leads RCB to narrow win over Daredevils
Virat Kohli scored a breezy half century to help Royal Challengers Bangalore eke out a narrow three-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League match at Ferozshah Kotla on Tuesday. Malinga blames Ranatunga-led committee for injury
Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga on Tuesday blamed the country's cricket administration led by the former captain Arjuna Ranatunga for aggravating his knee injury that forced him to retire from Test cricket. England players won't go on strike: Cook
Alastair Cook has insisted that England players would not go on strike over their busy schedule but said international calendar needs to be trimmed as the team is playing 'too much cricket'. Pune, Kochi short payment to come up at BCCI meet
The Indian cricket Board's all-powerful Working Committee will discuss the shortfall in the annual payment made by two new Indian Premier League franchises Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Pune Warriors, in its meeting in Mumbai on Wednesday. Sangakkara, Jayawardene also for an early IPL exit
After the reports of Sri Lankan skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan leaving the IPL to join the England-bound national team got rife, it is learned that former captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are also packing their bags for an early exit. Deccan aim to rise from bottom, take on Kochi
At the bottom of the points table, former champions Deccan Chargers would be aiming to put an end to their dismal show so far when they clash against Kochi Tuskers Kerala at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi. We tried hard to reach out to Gayle: WICB
The West Indies Cricket Board on Tuesday dismissed Chris Gayle's claims that he was dropped without being told, insisting that it was the flamboyant batsman who made himself unavailable for selection before heading off to the lucrative IPL. Warne giving cricket lessons to Liz Hurley's son
Shane Warne may not be a part of the Australian cricket team, but it seems his legendary spin skills are not going to waste. Brilliant fielding helped our bowlers: Fleming
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said his team's brilliant fielding performance made all the difference in the 25-run win over Pune Warriors and the side would look to replicate the effort in the coming IPL matches as well. Shehzad ton leads Pakistan to easy win over WI
A confident century from opener Ahmed Shehzad guided Pakistan to another comfortable win over West Indies on Monday, giving the tourists a 2-0 lead in their five match One-day International series. I take the blame for not finishing the game: Yuvi
Pune Warriors India captain Yuvraj Singh admitted that he should take the blame for not being able to finish the game as their team slumped to third defeat after CSK beat them by 25 runs at Chepauk on Monday.
April 25, 2011
IPL: Chennai Super Kings ease past Pune Warriors
An out of sorts Yuvraj Singh found difficulty in middling the ball as Chennai Super Kings were successful in defending a mediocre score of 142 defeating Pune Warriors India by 25 runs in an IPL match at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Monday. Symonds is a champion batsman: Tendulkar
Birthday boy Sachin Tendulkar praised Andrew Symonds, with whom the Indians were involved in a racial row three years ago, for his fine batting show in Mumbai Indians' IPL match against Deccan Chargers, describing the Australian as "champion batsman". We need to improve our bowling: Daredevils' coach
With as many as three of his past key players turning out for the opposition camp in New Delhi on Tuesday, Delhi Daredevils coach Greg Shipperd has termed his side's crucial IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore as a battle between 'Old Delhi and New Delhi'. RCB's Gayle storm awaits Daredevils
Explosive West Indian Chris Gayle's threat looms large over Delhi Daredevils as they take on an unpredictable Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match in New Delhi on Tuesday. Tendulkar pays last respects to Sathya Sai Baba
Iconic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, a devotee of the late Sathya Sai Baba, on Monday paid his last respects to the godman who died in Puttaparthi, on Sunday. Runaway 'keeper Haider returns to Pakistan
Runaway Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who created a flutter last year by abandoning his team midway through a series citing death threats by match-fixers, on Monday returned home from London amid tight security. 'England players can strike over too much cricket'
Alastair Cook has warned that England's players could go on a strike if the country's Board does not trim the schedule as the team is playing 'too much cricket'. Stats: Fourth IPL MoM award for Warne
# Shane Warne has claimed 53 wickets at an average of 24.50 in 48 matches -- the second highest in the IPL. Only RP Singh (54) has bagged more wickets than Warne in the IPL. Our team showed good intensity: Warne
Relieved after snapping their losing streak, Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne said his team responded well to the pressure and showed intensity in its eight-wicket victory over Kochi Tuskers Kerala in Jaipur. Our batsmen need to adapt to conditions: Mahela
Kochi Tuskers Kerala skipper Mahela Jayawardene criticised his batsmen for putting up a sloppy show and said his team failed to adapt to the conditions in its eight-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
April 24, 2011
Royals snap Kochi's winning streak
Shane Warne led from the front with a three-wicket haul as Rajasthan Royals notched up an easy eight-wicket victory over Kochi Tuskers Kerela to bring their campaign back on track in the Indian Premier League in Jaipur on Sunday. Chennai aim to end losing streak
Reeling from back-to-back defeats, defending champions Chennai Super Kings would aim to get back to winning ways when they take on unpredictable tournament debutants Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League match in Mumbai on Monday. Mumbai Indians beat Chargers by 37 runs
Rohit Sharma and Andrew Symonds scripted a fantastic recovery with a record fifth wicket partnership to lay the foundation for Mumbai Indians' comfortably 37-run victory over Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier League match, in Hyderabad on Sunday. Cricket fraternity wish Sachin happy birthday
The cricket fraternity saluted Sachin Tendulkar, who turned 38 on Sunday, for the joy and happiness he gave to the countrymen with his achievements and wished him a long innings in his career and life. Ten-team format best for World Cup: NZC
Associate nations' outrage over exclusion from the 2015 World Cup might have prompted the ICC to reconsider its decision but co-hosts New Zealand's Board has backed the trimming, saying a 10-team format works best from the organisers' point of view. Kotla good to bat on, but hard on bowlers: Sehwag
Relieved after getting their campaign back on track with a 29-run victory over Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag expressed hope that is team will maintain the winning momentum in the IPL. Gilchrist criticises 'six-hitting' Kotla
Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist criticised the Ferozeshah Kotla pitch for offering a lopsided contest between bat and ball, the ground having a very short boundary. Pak trounce Windies in first ODI
Misbah-ul-Haq struck an unbeaten 73 to lead Pakistan to a crushing eight-wicket victory over a new-look West Indies side in the opening one-day international on Saturday.
April 23, 2011
Malinga choosing IPL over country nonsense: Sanga
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday rubbished talks that mercurial speedster Lasith Malinga chose IPL over national duties while announcing his retirement from Test cricket and said critics should not question his professional commitment. 'Home conditions may get us to winning ways'
Hard-hitting New Zealander Ross Taylor on Saturday admitted Rajasthan Royals has not been up to the mark but said they would look to exploit the home conditions to bring their IPL campaign back on track on Sunday. Sehwag, Warner script Delhi's much needed win
Virender Sehwag (77) and David Warner (77) cracked blistering half-centuries as Delhi Daredevils revived their IPL campaign by edging past strong contenders Kings XI Punjab by 29 runs in a high-scoring thriller in New Delhi on Saturday. Malinga took the right decision: Jayawardene
Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene feels speedster Lasith Malinga has taken the right decision in bidding adieu to Test cricket. Inconsistent Chargers up against mighty MI
Their campaign has been inconsistent so far and the task does not get any easier for former champions Deccan Chargers as they take on in-form Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match in Hyderabad on Sunday. Yet to decide on full-time coaching job: Fleming
Stephen Fleming's name has been doing the rounds as a possible successor to Gary Kirsten as India coach but the former New Zealand captain has said he had not thought of taking up full-time coaching job yet. WI fined for slow over rate against Pakistan
West Indies have been fined for a slow over rate during Thursday's seven-run victory over Pakistan in a Twenty20 match, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday. Rajasthan face herculean task against Kerala
Struggling Rajasthan Royals will face an uphill task to bring their campaign back on track when they clash against in-form Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their Indian Premier League match, in Jaipur on Sunday. SL media criticise sports minister for IPL u-turn
The Sri Lankan media on Saturday criticised sports minister Mahindanada Aluthgamage demanding his resignation after he was forced to make an u-turn on his directive that Sri Lankan players in the IPL must put the country before cash-rich league. Sachin interacts with physically challenged forces
His ongoing Indian Premier League duty prevented Sachin Tendulkar from accepting a request for a personal meeting with a large group of wheel-chair bound soldiers in Pune, but the champion batsman interacted with them via a video conference on Friday, prior to his 38th birthday on Sunday. 'Hussey's dismissal was turning point'
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Friday said that teammate Kieron Pollard's stunning diving catch to dismiss Michael Hussey was the turning point in Mumbai Indians' eight-run victory over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling IPL encounter in Mumbai. Our fielding was unbelievable: Tendulkar
Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar on Friday credited his side's eight-run win over Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling IPL match in Mumbai to 'unbelievable' fielding though he heaped praise on Harbhajan Singh and Rohit Sharma for their bowling and batting performances.
April 22, 2011
Mumbai beat Chennai by eight runs
A magnificent batting effort by Rohit Sharma (87) and an equally impressive bowling performance by Harbhajan Singh (5-18) helped Mumbai Indians score a comfortable eight-run win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede stadium on Friday. My job is to entertain people: Gayle
After blazing his way to an unbeaten century off only 55 balls, Chris Gayle didn't show any inhibitions in admitting that he is an entertainer whom the people would love to watch. Delhi face tough test against in-form Punjab
Struggling Delhi Daredevils face a Herculean task to bring their campaign back on track as they prepare to clash against the formidable Kings XI Punjab in their next Indian Premier League clash in New Delhi on Saturday. Gayle storm blows away Knight Riders
Chris Gayle struck a brutal unbeaten 102 to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a crushing nine-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens on Friday. Malinga announces Test retirement
Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga, whose sling-arm bowling action and devastating yorkers proved to be a nightmare for batsmen the world over, on Friday announced his retirement from Test cricket because of a "long-standing degenerative" knee injury. Horror start to run chase did us in: Warne
After suffering another crushing defeat in the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne said the "horror start" never allowed them to make a comeback in the match. Bishoo spins Windies to T20 win over Pak
Leg spinner Devendra Bishoo claimed four wickets as the new-look West Indies beat Pakistan by seven runs in their Twenty20 international on Thursday.
April 21, 2011
IPL: Punjab continue winning run, thrash Rajasthan
Shaun Marsh hit a quick-fire 71 and Paul Valthaty smashed 46 runs as Kings XI Punjab spanked Rajasthan Royal by 48 runs to score their third consecutive win in the Indian Premier League in Mohali on Thursday. Lankan govt hints at IPL compromise
The possibility of a bitter showdown between the BCCI and Sri Lanka Cricket appears to have been averted with the island nation's government hinting that the deadline for its players' return from the IPL could be extended by a few days. Lankan board asks Malinga to return from IPL
Sri Lanka's selection committee has asked Lasith Malinga to return home from the Indian Premier League (IPL) and undergo rehabilitation after the fast bowler made himself unavailable for the upcoming Test series in England citing injury. I was forced to join IPL: Gayle
The former West Indies captain said he was left with little choice after being ignored by the national selectors for the series against Pakistan. KKR look to get their act together against RCB
Kolkata Knight Riders would be looking to put their shock defeat against Kochi Tuskers behind and get their act together quickly when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL clash at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday. IPL: Chennai face tough task against Mumbai
Having suffered two defeats in as many away games, defending champions Chennai Super Kings face an uphill task when they take on last year's runners-up Mumbai Indians in a high-voltage Indian Premier League match in Mumbai, on Thursday. Tension in CSA ranks over missing IPL cash
There seems a lot of discomfort within the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Board in the wake of allegations about missing millions paid to the cricket authority by the Indian Premier League and the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), according to the sources. Spider Cams: A distraction for IPL players
the spider cam is meant to enhance the television viewing experience but most players deemed it a distraction, especially while batting. IPL: Dravid confident RR can regain momentum
Rajasthan Royals' senior batsman Rahul Dravid on Wednesday emphasised on the need to regain momentum, saying the team 'can't afford to fall far behind' in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). It was a total batting failure vs Kochi: Gambhir
The narrow six-run defeat against Kochi Tuskers Kerala would serve a wake up call for their middle-order batsmen who were yet to be tested in the Indian Premier League, said Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir in Kolkata on Wednesday. We are gelling well as a unit: Jayawardene
Kochi Tuskers Kerela on Wednesday notched up their third consecutive win in the Indian Premier League after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by six runs and skipper Mahela Jaywardene said the team is gelling well as a unit and it is the secret of their success. Yuvraj: Relishing an old role with a new team
Yuvraj Singh is proud of his role as Pune Warriors captain and believes that captaining an IPL team is a big responsibility.
April 20, 2011
Jadeja stars as Tuskers slay Knight Riders
Kochi Tuskers Kerala came up with a fine all-round display to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by six runs in the Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday. Chasing a modest total of 133 for victory, the Kolkata side could only muster 126-9 in their 20 overs. WI Board irked by Gayle's decision to play in IPL
Former captain Chris Gayle's decision to give the entire home series against Pakistan a miss for the lucrative IPL has angered the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), which described the opener's move as 'unacceptable and disappointing '. BCCI denies report of players demanding more money
The BCCI on Wednesday dismissed media reports that players demanded monetary reward to the tune of Rs 5 crore each for winning the World Cup. Mumbai score last-ball win over Pune
Mumbai Indians edged past Pune Warriors by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League match at Wankhede on Wednesday to get back to winning ways. Chasing a modest 119 to win, the home team made heavy weather of the chase, before scoring the winning runs off the final delivery of the match. Kings XI Punjab clear air on entertainment tax
Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday rubbished reports that the team was sent a notice for non-payment of entertainment tax after their first match match of the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mohali. Australia wants 10 best teams for 2015 World Cup
Co-hosts Australia will put their point across when the ICC reconsiders the tournament format at its annual conference in Hong Kong in June. Gayle gets WICB clearance to play for RCB
Explosive West Indies batsman Chris Gayle got clearance from his cricket Board (WICB) to play in the ongoing Indian Premier League after Royal Challengers Bangalore roped him in as a replacement for injured Australian left-arm pacer Dirk Nannes. CSA dismisses IPL 'missing funds' claim
Cricket South Africa has refuted allegations that funds amounting to more than one million US dollars from the staging of the 2009 Indian Premier League tournament have disappeared from its coffers. All eyes on Valthaty as Punjab take on Royals
With new batting hero Paul Valthaty in scorching form, hosts Kings XI Punjab may have a slight edge when they clash with a struggling Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League clash in Mohali on Thursday. SLC reject BCCI request on IPL players
In what could strain the relations between the BCCI and Sri Lanka Cricket, the Lankan government and the Lankan cricket board have decided to stick to their decision of calling back national cricketer, playing in the IPL, by May 5. 'New teams have made IPL-4 more competitive'
Sahara Pune Warriors spinner Murali Kartik has said that the inclusion of two new teams in the Indian Premier League has made the tournament a lot more competitive. SL appoints Atapattu as batting coach
Sri Lanka appointed former captain Marvan Atapattu as the team's batting coach for the England tour, which gets underway next month. Sehwag backs out-of-form Irfan Pathan
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag came in defence of Irfan Pathan, who was bought for a whopping $1.9 million, after his team's 16-run defeat to Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League. Tax notice to Kings XI Punjab
Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab was issued a notice for non-payment of entertainment duty, which it owed for the first match of the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League, played at the PCA stadium in Mohali on April 13. Warner's wicket was the turning point: Christian
Deccan Chargers pacer Daniel Christian said opener David Warner's wicket was the one, which turned the match in his team's favour against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League in New Delhi on Tuesday. Stats: Warner leading run scorer for Delhi
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Delhi Daredevils and Deccan Chargers in New Delhi on Tuesday.
April 19, 2011
IPL: RCB-RR tie washed out, points shared
The fourth edition of the Indian Premier League witnessed its first washout on Tuesday with the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals being called off without a ball being bowled because of incessant rains. Clarke will make a great captain with time: Haddin
Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin feels Michael Clarke is lucky to have former skipper Ricky Ponting by his side and said he would develop into a great captain with time. 'Flexibility, Gambhir behind KKR good show'
The flexibility in the team with the presence of a lot of all-rounders and the leadership skills of Gautam Gambhir have been behind Kolkata Knight Riders' good show in the IPL so far, coach Dav Whatmore said on Wednesday. IPL: 'MI have worked very hard on fielding'
Mumbai Indians have worked hard on their fielding over the past few days which was one area they wanted to improve upon badly, coach Robin Singh said ahead of the side's fourth round home clash against Pune Warriors at the Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai on Wednesday. Deccan Chargers cruise past Daredevils
A quickfire half-century by Sunny Sohal and an equally useful knock of 49 from captain Kumar Sangakkara helped Deccan Chargers register a 16-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League match, at the Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi, on Tuesday. Kenya coach Baptiste quits after poor World Cup
Kenya coach Eldine Baptiste has parted ways with the team less than a month after the African nation's worst ever performance in the World Cup. ICC to consider 10-team 2015 World Cup format
The controversial decision to restrict the 2015 World Cup to only the 10 full members will be reconsidered by International Cricket Council's (ICC) executive board in June, the governing body said on Tuesday. Treat to watch Valthaty bat: Shaun Marsh
He may have lost his opening slot to little-known Mumbai lad Paul Valthaty in this edition of the Indian Premier League, but big-hitting Australian Shaun Marsh isn't complaining. 'Paul is a fantastic player,' he says. Eden pitch under scanner ahead of KKR-Kochi tie
All eyes will be on the Eden Gardens strip when Kolkata Knight Riders take on Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their Indian Premier League Twenty20 match in Kolkata on Wednesday. Giant-killers Kochi up against table-toppers KKR
In red hot form after back-to-back wins, Kochi Tuskers Kerala would be aiming to halt Kolkata Knight Riders' three-match winning run when the two sides face off in their Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday. MI, Pune in fight to regain arrested momentum
Their winning momentum halted rudely, Mumbai Indians and Pune Warriors would be keen to regain it quickly when they line up against each other in a fourth round match of the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. We need to be more consistent: Christian
Deccan Chargers have lost a few close matches in their last three outings in the Indian Premier League and allrounder Daniel Christian feels the team needs to be more consistent. Flower in running for India coach job?
England cricket coach Andy Flower is among the few who have been reportedly shortlisted by the BCCI for the India job left vacant by Gary Kirsten, prompting a worried ECB to offer the Zimbabwean a new three-year deal. Windies bring in Haynes as batting consultant
In the latest attempt to halt their decline, West Indies have brought in former top Test opening batsman Desmond Haynes as batting consultant for the upcoming series against Pakistan and India. BMC to set up cricket gallery after WC triumph
To keep memories of India's recent World Cup triumph alive, the local civic body has decided to set up a cricket gallery at the Andheri Sports Complex. Rain interruption proved to be crucial: Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the hour long rain-interruption proved to be the decisive factor during their seven-wicket loss against the Kochi Tuskers Kerala in an IPL match in Kochi on Monday. IPL: Kochi thrash Chennai to record first home win
A solid all-round performance by Kochi Tuskers Kerala helped the IPL debutants comfortably beat defending champions Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets with two overs to spare in an IPL match in Kochi on Monday.
April 18, 2011
Former Windies captain Gerry Alexander dies
Former West Indies captain Franz 'Gerry' Alexander, who represented the cricket team in 25 Tests, died at age 82, a relative said. Dilshan named Sri Lanka captain for England tour
Tillakaratne Dilshan was named Sri Lanka captain in all three formats of the game for next month's tour of England, following Kumar Sangakkara's resignation after the World Cup. Warriors good enough to go all the way, says Marsh
Pune Warriors coach Geoff Marsh tells Bikash Mohapatra his franchise owners have spared no effort in ensuring a good team. Daredevils look to maintain momentum vs Deccan
Back with a bang after a dismal start to the season, the Delhi Daredevils would look to carry on with their newly-gained confidence when they take on Deccan Chargers on home turf in New Delhi on Tuesday. Struggling RCB look to bounce back vs Rajasthan
Looking to revive their fortunes and struggling to keep their campaign on track, Royal Challengers Bangalore clash against an inconsistent Rajasthan Royals during their Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Tuesday. 'WI Board non-transparent in team selection'
The West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of failing to be transparent with the selection of teams for the opening matches of Pakistan's tour of the Caribbean. Warne dismisses facelift rumours
Miffed with reports that he has undergone a facelift or used Botox, Australian spin legend Shane Warne has said he is looking younger because of a new moisturiser, healthy eating and exercise. Stats: Warne closes in on 50 wickets in IPL
Stastical highlights from the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals played in Kolkata on Sunday. Balaji credits Akram for his resurgence
Man-of-the-match Laxmipathy Balaji, on Sunday gave credit to bowling coach Wasim Akram for his impressive spell of 3 for 15 against Rajasthan Royals in Kolkata on Sunday, and said he and his fellow pace colleagues were learning a lot from the iconic Pakistani bowler. We played kid's cricket: Warne
Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne held his batsmen responsible for the team's embarrassing loss against Kolkata Knight Riders and said they had put up a kid's display with some 'dumb' shots to be bundled out for a paltry score at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.
April 17, 2011
Clinical Knight Riders beat Rajasthan by 8 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders produced a clinical performance to thrash a spineless Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. We did not bowl well in death overs: Yuvraj
Pune Warriors captain Yuvraj Singh has blamed his team's poor bowling, especially in the death overs, for his side's three-wicket loss to Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. Senior players to skip ODI series in WI: Sources
Some of India's senior cricketers, including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, are likely to skip the upcoming One-day series against the West Indies starting early June. Kochi aim for another upset, take on CSK
The stunning win over Mumbai Indians gave IPL debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala the fillip they desperately needed and the side would be aiming to spring a surprise once again when they take on another heavyweights, defending champions Chennai Super Kings, in Kochi on Monday. IPL: Delhi clinch thrilling win against Pune
Yuvraj Singh's all-round show went in vain as Delhi Daredevils defeated Pune Warriors by three wickets in a high-scoring Indian Premier League clash to record their maiden victory in the fourth edition tournament in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. Someone in DC making bad comments about me: Gilly
He captained Deccan Chargers for three seasons, guiding them to the IPL trophy once before being bought by Kings XI Punjab and Adam Gilchrist says someone in his former franchise has been making "bad" comments about him ever since he left.
April 16, 2011
Valthaty's calmness made winning easier: Gilchrist
Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist lavished praise on teammate Paul Valthaty for the way he had dealt with all the adulation in the last couple of days to produce another blinder of an innings in the team's eight-wicket win over Deccan Chargers in the IPL in Hyderabad on Saturday. KKR coach Whatmore warns team against complacency
Kolkata Knight Riders coach Dav Whatmore on Saturday warned his players against any complacency as they take on Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League match in Hyderabad on Sunday. IPL: Valthaty guides Punjab to win over Chargers
Paul Valthaty turned in a superb all-round performance to lead Kings XI Punjab to a crushing eight-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Uppal on Saturday. I played according to the situation: Hussey
Chennai Super Kings' Australian recruit Michael Hussey, who hit a fluent 83 in his team's 21-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on Saturday, said he was just playing according to the situation. 'Delhi Daredevils confident of turning the corner'
Despite suffering two successive losses, Delhi Daredevils coach Greg Shipperd is hopeful of a turnaround in the Indian Premier League (IPL), much like the team did last year after a string of defeats. Yuvraj wary of Sehwag's blistering start
Stating that all plans against players like Virender Sehwag could simply flop if they get going, Pune Warriors skipper Yuvraj Singh on Saturday hoped that the Delhi Daredevil have an off day when the two teams clash against each other in Mumabai on Sunday. Daredevils' Hopes urged to play IPL by sick dad
Australian all-rounder James Hopes, whose father has been diagnosed with bowel cancer, on Saturday put to rest all doubts surrounding his availability for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, saying he will not leave the team midway and play the full season of the Twenty20 league. IPL: CSK bounce back with 21-run win over RCB
Defending champions Chennai Super rode on a blistering unbeaten 83 from Michael Hussey as they thumped Royal Challengers Bangalore by 21 runs to bounce back after their last match defeat in the Indian Premier League in Chennai on Saturday. 'IPL ideal platform for place in Indian side'
Delhi Daredevils' pacer Umesh Yadav feels that the Indian Premier League is an ideal platform for youngsters like him, competing for a place in the senior national side. Pakistan keen for short ODI series vs India
Desperate to revive the Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties, the PCB is trying hard to convince the BCCI for a short one-day series this year in Pakistan or at a neutral venue. Tendulkar blames fielding for Kochi shock
Fielding lapses, including a first-ball dropped catch off Brendon McCullum who smashed his way to 81, cost Mumbai Indians the match against IPL debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala on Friday, said home team captain Sachin Tendulkar. Teams will take Kochi seriously now: Jayawardene
Debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerela roared back into the Indian Premier League with an upset victory over Mumbai Indians on Friday, and skipper Mahela Jayawardene urged rival teams to take them more seriously now.
April 15, 2011
Newcomers Kochi stun Mumbai after Tendulkar ton
Sachin Tendulkar's maiden Twenty20 century went in vain as Kochi Tuskers Kerela opened their account in the Indian Premier League with an eight-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on Friday. Inexperience and bad luck cost us the match: Warne
Inspirational Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne on Friday blamed inexperience and bad luck for his side's humiliating nine-wicket loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in Jaipur. Home conditions give us an edge over RCB: Fleming
The defeat at the hands of Kings XI Punjab the other day, notwithstanding, Chennai Super Kings, backed by a vociferous home crowd, will still hold an edge over Royal Challengers Bangalore during their Indian Premier League match in Chennai on Saturday, coach Stephen Fleming said on Friday. Team is winning and that's more important: Gambhir
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir emphasised on the importance of clicking together as a team after his side's nine-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Jaipur on Friday. Murali slams SLC for calling back players from IPL
Retired spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan on Friday slammed Sri Lankan Cricket Board for asking its players to return home midway through the Indian Premier League for a tour to England, saying the No Objection Certificate had permitted them to play till May 20. Kallis, Gambhir slay Rajasthan Royals
Skipper Gautam Gambhir smashed his way to a blistering 44-ball 75, while Jacques Kallis struck his third consecutive fifty, as Kolkata Knight Riders drubbed Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in their Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Friday. Cricket South Africa asked to reinstate president
Cricket South Africa (CSA) was ordered to reinstate its former president with immediate effect, the high court in Johannesburg ruled on Friday. Former Australia coach Buchanan joins NZC
Former Australia cricket coach John Buchanan has been confirmed as the new director of cricket for Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand, according to local media reports on Friday. 'As a batsman you must be ready to adjust in IPL'
Pune Warriors batsman Monish Mishra tells Manu Shankar the IPL is the perfect platform to showcase one's talent. SL players to abide by board's IPL dictat
Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara said his national team-mates playing in the Indian Premier League will have to abide by their cricket board's decision asking them to return home midway into the Twenty20 league for the tour of England. Sanga urges Deccan to keep winning momentum
After his team crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 33 runs and notched its first victory at home, Deccan Chargers captain Kumar
April 14, 2011
India to get USD 175,000 for ending year as no.1
India will be handed USD 175,000 for finishing as the number-one Test side while also pocketing another USD 75,000 for finishing as second-ranked ODI team this season, the ICC said on Thursday. Deccan end jinx at home, crush RCB by 33 runs
Deccan Chargers snapped their seven-match losing streak at their home ground with a 33 run crushing of Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match on Thursday. Injured Steven Smith out of Kochi squad
Australia all-rounder Steven Smith has to undergo surgery on his ankle and will not be available to play in the Indian Premier League for struggling debutantes Kochi Tuskers Kerala, coach Geoff Lawson said on Thursday. Watson boost for Royals, Lee for KKR
After guiding Australia to a 3-0 whitewash over Bangladesh, Shane Watson and Brett Lee will be in action for Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively when the teams clash in the IPL on Friday. Australia cannot waste talent like India: Chappell
Former India cricket coach and Australia's national selector Greg Chappell has said that his country does not have the liberty to waste talents like India, which has a rich reserve pool. This is a small step in right direction: Valthaty
Paul Valthaty would have had little idea that his life would change overnight after his breathtaking show against the Chennai Super Kings, on Wednesday. Tendulkar, Malinga loom as big threats for Kochi
After lining up on opposite sides in the memorable World Cup final earlier this month, Sachin Tendulkar and Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, playing as a combined unit for Mumbai Indians, pose a major threat for a struggling Kochi Tuskers Kerala in an IPL match in Mumbai on Friday. Oz players head to IPL after Bang'desh clean sweep
Most Australian players are heading off to join their India Premier League sides after beating Bangladesh 3-0 in just concluded ODI series. IPL: Chargers look to revive fortune against RCB
The series of defeats is not taking a toll on the Deccan Chargers, as the team looks ahead to their third game in the ongoing Indian Premiere League (IPL). 'Resuming Indo-Pak cricket ties a welcome step'
India's decision to resume bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan is a 'welcome step' for world cricket as it will bring the troubled nation back into the mainstream, ICC's principal advisor and Punjab Cricket Association president, I S Bindra has said. Stats: Pune's Hodge completes 50 wickets in T20s
Statistical highlights from the Indian Premier League match between Pune Warriors India and Kochi Tuskers India played in Navi Mumbai. Gayle, Sarwan dropped, Samuels back for Pak ODIs
The West Indies have dropped experienced batting trio Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan for the upcoming One-Day Internationals against Pakistan. IPL: Yuvraj happy with Pune Warriors's momentum
Pune Warriors skipper Yuvraj Singh expressed satisfaction at his side's second consecutive victory after beating fellow-IPL debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala by four-wickets at the D Y Patil Stadium on Wednesday.
April 13, 2011
Hussey hundred as Aus sweep Bangladesh
Michael Hussey hit an impressive hundred and Shane Watson a quick half-century as Australia beat Bangladesh by 66 runs in the third and final one-day international of the three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday. IPL: Pune beat Kochi in battle of newcomers
Pune Warriors beat Kochi Tuskers Kerala by four wickets in the battle of debutantes in an Indian Premier League clash at the DY Patil Stadium in Nerul on Wednesday. India agrees to resume Pak cricket ties
As a follow-up to the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani, India has decided in principle to resume bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan. Government sources said the time of the visit, the venues of the matches and other logistical issues would be decided by the cricket boards of the two countries. A dream come true, says 'King' Valthaty
Unheralded Paul Valthaty, who scored a blistering unbeaten 120 to steer Kings XI Punjab to victory over defending champions Chennai Super Kings, said his knock is a 'dream come true' and has put his career back on track. Paul Valthaty takes Kings past Super Kings
Little-known Mumbaikar Paul Valthaty stole the limelight with a blistering unbeaten 120 as Kings XI Punjab beat defending champions Chennai Super Kings by six wickets. Tendulkar is Wisden's leading cricketer for 2010
Wisden, regarded as the Bible of cricket, has named Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as the leading cricketer in the world for the year 2010. The iconic batsman is the seventh recipient of the Wisden award after teammate Virender Sehwag, Australians Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne, England's Andrew Flintoff, Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan and South African Jacques Kallis. Deccan Chargers seek revival against RCB
Deccan Chargers would seek to break the sequence of defeats at home and revive their campaign in the fourth season of the Indian Premier League, when they hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad. Watson can do it again: Hussey
After being treated to some wonderful stroke-play by Shane Watson, which saw the opener etch his name in the record books, Mike Hussey believes that the batsman has the potential to go even further. Sri Lanka Cricket on sticky wicket with BCCI
Sri Lankan sports ministry's decision to call back its cricketers from the ongoing IPL could lead to "a potentially explosive situation" as far as the board's ties with the Board of Control for Cricket in India – world cricket's financial powerhouse -- is concerned, a leading newspaper in Colombo said. Stats: Malinga shines above the rest
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was a special innings from Rayudu: Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar was all praise for young Ambati Rayudu who smashed an unbeaten 63 during Mumbai Indians' nine-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Bangladesh coach Siddons shown the door
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to part ways with chief coach Jamie Siddons, just days after the national team failed to make it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Ten Doeschate eyeing good knocks for KKR
Dutch allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate, who scored two centuries in the World Cup, said he is eyeing to score big runs for Kolkata Knight Riders in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League. Our top order is not firing: Sehwag
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag blamed his top-order batsmen for their second consecutive defeat in the Indian Premier League against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Tuesday. Stats: Botha continues to shine with bat
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils. Lankan players asked to leave IPL early
Sri Lankan cricketers participating in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) have been asked to return home early to prepare for the national team's tour of England that gets underway on May 14.
April 12, 2011
Tendulkar, Rayudu help MI thrash RCB
Skipper Sachin Tendulkar and young Ambati Rayudu clobbered the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling as title contenders Mumbai Indians cruised to a nine wicket victory in an Indian Premier League match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. IPL: Rajasthan beat Delhi for second win
Opener Rahul Dravid and Johan Botha chipped in with useful contributions as Rajasthan Royals registered a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League match at the Sawai Mansingh stadium, in Jaipur, on Tuesday. Lee, Shakib to join KKR before next match
Australia speed merchant Brett Lee will return to bolster Kolkata Knight Riders' attack ahead of their Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals on Friday. Punjab aim revival against in-form Chennai
After a disappointing loss in their opening match, Kings XI Punjab will have to get their act together pretty quickly to bring their campaign on track when they take on in-form Chennai Super Kings in their second match of the Indian Premier League in Mohali. We have a long way to go in IPL 4: Gambhir
Refusing to get carried away with their victory over Deccan Chargers, the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said his team has a long way to go in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League. We lost wickets at crucial times: Sanga
The 164-run target set by Kolkata Knight Riders was a challenging one but if not for quick wickets early on and towards the end of the innings we could have chased down the score, a disappointed Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara said in Kolkata on Monday. IPL: KKR beat Deccan by nine runs
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Deccan Chargers by nine runs in an Indian Premier League match in Eden Gardens on Monday.
April 11, 2011
Sri Lanka reeling under $23 mln debt after WC
Despite Sri Lanka's success on field at the recently concluded cricket World Cup, the Emerald Island's cricket Board has faced losses to the tune of $23million. Zinta hopeful of Kings XI Punjab's turnaround
Bollywood star and Kings XI Punjab co-owner, Preity Zinta, is hopeful of a turnaround after the team's listless performance in its opening game of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Keen battle on cards as RCB face Mumbai Indians
Royal Challengers Bangalore will not just have to address Sachin Tendulkar's unsatiated hunger for runs and Kieron Pollard's blistering powerplay, but will also have to be wary of Lasith Malinga's seering yorkers when they take on Mumbai Indians in the IPL match in Bangalore on Tuesday. Watson hits record 15 sixes as Aus rout Bangladesh
Opener Shane Watson hit a world record 15 sixes in his innings of 185 not out as Australia beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets in the second ODI. Delhi aim revival against wily Warne's Rajasthan
Clobbered in their lung-opener, Delhi Daredevils will have to get their act together pretty quickly as they take on a determined Rajasthan Royals in their second match of the Indian Premier League in Jaipur on Tuesday. We were playing catch-up right through: Gilly
Kings XI skipper Adam Gilchrist conceded after his team's resounding seven-wicket loss in their Indian Premier League lung-opener against Pune Warriors India that his side was playing catch-up cricket right through the match at the DY Patil Stadium. It was a fine all-round display: Geoff Marsh
Expressing happiness at his team's comprehensive victory over Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League debut at the DY Patil Stadium, Pune Warriors coach Geoff Marsh said it was a good all-round display from his boys that paid dividends.
April 10, 2011
Impressive Pune Warriors hammer Kings XI by 7 wkts
Debutants Pune Warriors commenced their Indian Premier League campaign with a resounding seven-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab at their home venue -- the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai -- on Sunday. Difficult for new players to face Malinga: Sehwag
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag made a candid admission that his boys failed to negotiate Lasith Malinga's lethal yorkers as many of them have not faced him earlier. I don't fear any batsman: Malinga
Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga, who grabbed Indian Premier League season 4's first five-wiclet haul, on Sunday said that he is not intimidated by any of the world-class batsmen in action at the IPL, including Delhi dasher Virender Sehwag. 'SL minister finds fault with WC arrangements'
Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has expressed displeasure over the facilities extended to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sri Lankan ministers at last Saturday's World Cup final against India at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, a report said on Sunday. Five-star Malinga helps MI rout DD by 8 wickets
Lasith Malinga bowled yorkers at will as his deadly five-wicket burst helped Mumbai Indians crush Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match in New Delhi on Sunday. Sri Lanka stick to Law before naming new coach
Sri Lanka will not name a successor to head coach Trevor Bayliss until after the tour of England which starts next month. 'Can't bestow Bharat Ratna on Tendulkar yet'
The calls for bestowing Sachin Tendulkar with the Bharat Ratna may have got louder after India's World Cup triumph but giving the country's highest civillian honour to the batting icon would require tweaking of the criteria that has been laid down for the coveted award. Our experience made the difference: De Villiers
A B de Villiers, whose unbeaten 54 set up Royal Challengers Bangalore's six-wicket win over Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their IPL encounter on Saturday, said his side's experience made all the difference as the match was still in balance till the end. 'No issues regarding Bhajji-Symonds controversy'
Mumbai Indians mentor-cum-bowling coach Shaun Pollock feels that there's "absolutely no issue" in the team ranks as far as the relationship between old foes Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds is concerned.
April 09, 2011
De Villiers guides Royal Challengers home
AB de Villiers smashed a blistering unbeaten half century as Royal Challengers Banglaore thumped debutantes Kochi Tuskers Kerala by six wickets in their Indian Premier League in Kochi on Saturday. 'Sanga's dismissal was the turning point'
Rajasthan Royals' skipper Shane Warne feels that dismissing Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara and dashing South African batsman JP Duminy was turning point during their eight-wicket win in Hyderabad on Saturday. Kochi post competitive total on IPL debut
Kochi Tuskers Kerala rode on a rollicking opening stand between Brendon McCullum and VVS Laxman as they scored a challenging 161 for five against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their debut Indian Premier League match in Kochi on Saturday. Botha leads Rajasthan to win over Deccan Chargers
Johan Botha smashed his way to an unbeaten half-century as Rajasthan Royals kicked off their campaign in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Deccan Chargers in Uppal on Saturday. Clarke century helps Australia to easy win
Michael Clarke got his captaincy off to a terrific start by smashing a century and leading Australia to a 60-run win over Bangladesh in the first One-day International in Dhaka on Saturday. Morkel looks forward to IPL duel with Tendulkar
Delhi Daredevils' pacer Morne Morkel is relishing the prospect of another bowling duel with Sachin Tendulkar when his side takes on Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League in New Delhi on Sunday.
April 08, 2011
Champions Chennai stretched in IPL opener
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings began their title defence with a thrilling two-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders, as the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League got off to a sensational start. Time for Kamran, Razzaq to retire: PCB chief
PCB chairman Ijaz Butt cast a shadow of doubt over senior Pakistani players Kamran Akmal and Abdul Razzaq's future when he said it is time for the duo to bid adieu to international cricket after their flop show in the World Cup. Spectacular opening to IPL-4
A spectacular and vibrant opening ceremony, showcasing a dash of Bollywoood-style entertainment, marked the launch of the fourth edition of the IPL, the Twenty20 extravaganza which has gained immense popularity since its inception. 'Lalit Modi planned IPL-style league in England'
A 1.2 billion pound sterling plan called 'Project Victoria', allegedly conceived by Lalit Modi to launch a rebel Twenty20 league in England, is set to be at the centre of a libel case filed by the sacked IPL chief against ECB boss Giles Clarke, according to a report. Wisden drops Pak player from cricketers of 2011
The Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has broken with tradition and named only four cricketers of the year for its 2011 edition because of the Pakistan spot-fixing scandal, editor Scyld Berry said on Friday. CA, BCCI accused of collusion in 2008 Sydney Test
Former ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed has kicked up a controversy by claiming in his memoirs that the New Zealand judge who heard the Sydney Test racial row appeal had accused Indian and Australian cricket boards of colluding behind the scenes in a way that was "disastrous for cricket". Won't force my son to become a cricketer: Sachin
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said that Indian team's World Cup victory has had a huge impact on his son, Arjun, but he would not force him to become a cricketer.
April 07, 2011
Taufel, Dar among 17 on-field umpires for IPL-4
Seven umpires from across the country, including Amish Saheba and Shavir Tarapore, have also got a call from the IPL administrators to officiate in the seven-week Twenty20 tournament, starting with the clash between defending champions Chennai Super Kings, led by India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kolkata Knight Riders, captained by Gautam Gambhir. Gilchrist looking to change Kings XI fortunes
Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist says it is not right to call his team underdogs; the absence of iconic players in the side is not a matter of concern. Leading IPL side is big responsibility: Yuvraj
Star batsman Yuvraj Singh, who played a key role in India's World Cup win, said leading new IPL entrants Pune Warriors is big responsibility but he is excited to take up the challenge. 'ICC's decision to exclude minnows is backward'
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Malcolm Speed has criticised the decision of the game's governing body to exclude minnow nations from the 2015 World Cup. Kochi Tuskers introduce players, launch logo
Kochi Tuskers Kerala, which is making its debut in the 2011 edition of the Indian Premier League, on Wednesday introduced its players and launched its promotional logo for the Twenty20 tournament starting on Friday. Sangakkara looking forward to stint with Chargers
Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara on Wednesday said he feels privileged to lead the city-based team in the upcoming fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is looking forward to playing well in Hyderabad.
April 06, 2011
Stuart Law named Sri Lanka interim coach
Former Australia batsman Stuart Law was on Wednesday named Sri Lanka's interim head coach in place of Trevor Bayliss, who stepped down after the cricket World Cup in the sub-continent. Law has been working as Sri Lanka's assistant coach under Bayliss since October 2009. Trevor Chesterfield: enthusiasm unmatched!
Bikash Mohapatra says the interactions he had with the late cricket journalist during the just-concluded World Cup left him with memories for a lifetime. Warne dismisses India coach reports
Australian spin legend Shane Warne on Wednesday dismissed media reports that he is interested in taking up the vacant coach's job with World champions India after South African Gary Kirsten decided against extending his contract. Cricket journalist Chesterfield dies in Sri Lanka
Eminent cricket journalist Trevor Chesterfield, better known as Chesters, has passed away, his family said on Wednesday. Chennai Super Kings will miss Murali: Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni expressed happiness over the composition of his IPL squad following the January auction, saying he hopes it will perform to potential. Jayawardene gives up vice-captaincy
A day after skipper Kumar Sangakkara stepped down, turmoil continued in Sri Lanka's cricket team with vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene also quitting his post and the selection panel offering to resign en masse. Pak axe Kamran Akmal, Younis, Razzaq
In a major move, the selectors inducted a number of uncapped players in the squad for the West Indies tour, including wicketkeeper Mohammad Salman, batsman Usman Salahuddin, all-rounder Hammad Azam and fast bowler Aizaz Cheema. 'Deccan Chargers keen to win more matches at home'
Deccan Chargers Hyderabad team is keen on winning more matches in the upcoming fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) before the home crowd here, its coach Darren Lehmann said in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Cricket Australia will not miss minnows in WC 2015
The minnows may be heartbroken following ICC's decision to dump them out of the next two World Cups but Cricket Australia has no problem in hosting the big event without non-Test nations. Sachin deserving of Bharat Ratna: Dhoni
World Cup-winning Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday joined the growing calls to award batting ace Sachin Tendulkar the Bharat Ratna, saying no cricketer deserves it more than him. 'Wonderful' Wagner picks 5 wickets in 1 over!
Neil Wagner bowled a stunning spell to capture five wickets in one over in a first-class domestic cricket competition in Queenstown on Wednesday. Work hard to fulfil your dreams, Sachin tweets
Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday reached out to all the countrymen with a message that Indian cricket team's World Cup triumph may serve as an inspiration to pursue their dreams with perseverance. Oz media slam 'biased' ICC over Ireland exclusion
It's not only Ireland fuming over ICC's decision to leave Associate members out of the World Cup competition in 2015 and 2019.
April 05, 2011
Bombay HC rejects Modi's passport plea
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday rejected former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi's plea against the revocation of his passport. Sangakkara quits ODI, T20 captaincy
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has stood down as captain of their limited overs team after their World Cup final loss to India on Saturday but plans to carry on as Test skipper until a replacement is found. Vettori to lead Royal Challengers in IPL 2011
New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the fourth season of IPL 4. ICC pledges cash to re-build NZC HQ
New Zealand Cricket is all set to get $1 million from the ICC to relocate its headquarters destroyed in the earthquake in Christchurch, a gesture that has 'blown away' NZC officials. ICC trims WCup teams to 10, Ireland outraged
Enraged by the ICC's decision to cut the number of teams in the 2015 World Cup to 10, the Irish cricket authorities and captain William Porterfield said the move is an 'absolute disgrace' and damaging to the game. Will swap ton for WC trophy any day: Jayawardene
Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene says a dream century in a World Cup final was no consolation to losing the coveted trophy and he would have swapped his ton with the championship medal any day. We will fly Dhoni in a Su-30 MKI: IAF chief
The chief of Indian Air Force P V Naik on Monday stated that he will seek special permission from the government so that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar can experience a flight of Su-30MKI- the best fighter plane of IAF. Sreesanth unsatisfied with performance in WC final
Temperamental pacer S Sreesanth, who gave away 52 runs in 8 overs in the final of the ICC World Cup against Sri Lanka, on Monday said he was 'not satisfied' with his performance. ICC plays down WC final toss controversy
ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat on Monday played down the toss controversy during the India-Sri Lanka World Cup final, when the coin had to flipped twice by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, following a confusion. Four Indians make Roebuck's World Cup squad
Mahendra Singh Dhoni missed the cut in the ICC World Cup XI but the India skipper has been selected by noted cricket writer Peter Roebuck in his squad of 12 players, which also has iconic Sachin Tendulkar. Sangakkara to lead Deccan Chargers in IPL-IV
Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara will lead the Deccan Chargers in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League, it was announced in Hyderabad on Monday.
April 04, 2011
Sohail slams Afridi for comments against Indians
Former Pakistan skipper Aamir Sohail slammed current captain Shahid Afridi for his comments that Indians are "not as large-hearted as Pakistanis", saying that the statement was "immaturish and untimely". Indians don't have large, clean hearts: Afridi
Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has stirred controversy again by saying that he did not find any of the Indian cricketers having large or clean hearts. Pakistan's Afridi ready to tour West Indies
Pakistan's limited overs cricket captain Shahid Afridi has made himself available for the tour of West Indies after previously planning on missing the series. 'Media has been unkind to Yuvraj'
Even as she celebrated India's World Cup triumph, Yuvraj Singh's mother Shabnam lashed out at the media for making her son its favourite whipping boy when he was going through a bad patch a year-and-a-half ago. India still second in ICC rankings
The number one tag still eludes them but newly-crowned World Champions India have closed the gap on top-placed Australia even as the team's in-form players moved up in the individual standings of the latest ICC ODI rankings issued in Dubai on Monday. Gary the 'father figure' would be missed: Yuvraj
For all the joy that the World Cup triumph has brought in, there is also a tinge of sadness in the Indian cricket team as it marks the end of inspirational coach Gary Kirsten's tenure and batsman Yuvraj Singh says the "father figure" would be missed. 'WC knock is the most important knock of career'
Top Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir today described his knock of 97 in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka as the most important innings of his career though it was not the best. Sachin says Dhoni best captain he's played under
"Winning the World Cup was my biggest dream," Saching Tendulkar reiterated on Monday, adding, "I was only 10 when we won the World Cup in 1983. And my dream has got fulfilled now. It doesn't get better than winning it in Mumbai. I became extremely emotional, which was rare. The tears in my eyes were happy ones." Team India has the original World Cup: ICC
Media reports on Monday said that the Cup given to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team was a fake and that the original was lying with the customs in Mumbai over non-payment of duties.
April 03, 2011
SA board has approached me for coach job: Kirsten
After guiding the Indian team to the coveted World Cup title after a gap of 28 years in his final assignment as coach, Gary Kirsten may be seen in the same avatar with his native South Africa. Sachin, Zak, Yuvi in ICC's Team of the tournament
Their crucial contribution in guiding India to their first World Cup title in 28 years on Sunday fetched the trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan a place in the International Cricket Council's Team of the Tournament. US Ambassador congratulates Team India
The US Ambassador to India, Timothy J Roemer congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the World Cup title beating Sri Lanka in the final at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. It's raining crores for Dhoni and Co.
It's raining crores for the World Cup-winning Indian cricket team who were gifted from residential plots to cash incentives. India fined for slow over rate in World Cup final
The triumphant Indian cricket team has been fined for it's slow over rate in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday. From Amitabh to Madhuri, tweets hail India
'Yeeaahhhh IIIINNDDIIAAA!Congratulations to all of you and Team India!!you boys have made more than a billion ppl proud and smile:)' Yuvraj Singh is Player of the World Cup
In nine matches, including six in the league phase, the Punjab-born Yuvraj amassed 362 runs and took 15 wickets with his slow left-arm spinners.
April 02, 2011
Proudest moment of my life, says Tendulkar
An emotional Sachin Tendulkar admitted that Saturday was the 'proudest day of my life' after India beat Sri Lanka to win the cricket World Cup. Dhoni, Gambhir star as India bring the Cup back
Mahendra Singh dhoni scored a masterful, unbeaten 91 as India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final in Mumbai on Saturday. Video evidence: Did Sanga cheat at the toss?
Video evidence of the toss WC Final: Rain in Delhi, good omen for India
We present you the 360 on the World Cup final: A spectator from the stands, snippets from the streets, and the best of the Web Congratulate Team India for World Cup 2011!
Dhoni's Daredevils win World Cup 2011 for Sachin Tendulkar! ICC confirms Randiv as Mathews' replacement
The International Cricket Council's event technical committee of the World Cup on Friday confirmed Suraj Randiv as replacement for the injured Angelo Mathews in Sri Lanka's squad for Saturday'd summit clash against India.
April 01, 2011
ICC to sue infringing news channels
The International Cricket Council on Friday decided to begin legal proceedings against offending Indian news channels who have repeatedly breached the News Access Guidelines for Broadcasters for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Sri Lankan Mathews ruled out of final
Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of Saturday's World Cup final against India after injuring his right thigh muscle in the semi-final against New Zealand. 'Sri Lanka not underdogs; we're pretty good'
For Sri Lanka, the World Cup final, says captain Kumar Sangakkara, is going to be all about controlled aggression, not being too emotional about anything. Sreesanth likely to replace Nehra in final
With Ashish Nehra fracturing his finger in the semi-final against Pakistan, captain M S Dhoni hinted that the Kerala pacer could get the nod ahead of R Ashwin. Afridi to skip tour of West Indies
Emotionally drained after Pakistan's World Cup semi-final loss to India, ODI skipper Shahid Afridi has decided to pull out of the tour to the West Indies, starting April 21, according to a source in the PCB. Nehra most likely ruled out but Gambhir fit: Dhoni
India were dealt a blow ahead of Saturday's World Cup final against Sri Lanka in Mumbai with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying that pacer Ashish Nehra is "most likely" out of the match due to a fractured right-hand finger. Akhtar's retirement timing wasn't right: Afridi
Critical of Shoaib Akhtar for announcing his retirement in the middle of the World Cup, Pakistan ODI captain Shahid Afridi today claimed the pacer did not consult the team before making his decision public. ICC bars media from covering WC final
The International Cricket Council has barred electronic media from covering the all-important cricket World Cup final for breaching the media guidelines. Bedi backs India to win the WC
Former Indian captain Bishen Singh Bedi is convinced that come what may, India will beat Sri Lanka in the World Cup final in Wankhede on Saturday. I will play in the final, tweets Murali
With the cloud over Muttiah Muralitharan's fitness still remaining for the World Cup final against India, the spin wizard has made it clear that he will play in the final. Nehra may miss World Cup final against Sri Lanka
India seamer Ashish Nehra may miss Saturday's World Cup final against Sri Lanka owing to a finger injury.
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