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June 30, 2012
'Indian bookie had threatened Kaneria'
Pakistani Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria, during his hearing by the England and Wales cricket board (ECB), claimed he was unable to break off his ties with Indian bookmaker Arun Bhatia as the latter had threatened him several times.
Banned Kaneria unlikely to play in Pakistan: PCB
Former Test bowler Danish Kaneria is unlikely to be allowed to resume his career in Pakistan after being banned for life by the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Pakistan board (PCB) said on Saturday. Sudhindra third Indian player to be banned for life
Medium pacer TP Sudhindra, the highest wicket-taker in Ranji trophy last season, earned the dubious distinction of becoming the third cricketer to be banned for life by the Board Of Control for Cricket in India for match-fixing. SSC Test: Hafeez century gives Pakistan strong start
Mohammad Hafeez overcame his lean start to the tour of Sri Lanka by carving out a career best 172 not out as Pakistan reached an impressive 334 for one wicket at close of play on the first day of the second Test on Saturday.
Aleem Dar honoured for officiating in 150 ODIs
Elite Panel umpire Aleem Dar has been honoured by the ICC for becoming only the seventh man to officiate in 150 ODIs, a feat he achieved when he took the field for the 1st One-Dayer between England and Australia.
BCCI slaps lifetime ban on TP Sudhindra
Cracking the whip on cricketers caught in a Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal, the Board Of Control for Cricket in India imposed a life ban on pacer T P Sudhindra but handed lighter punishments to four other domestic players who were also exposed in the TV sting operation. DRS is not foolproof yet: Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday welcomed the decision by Leander Paes to participate in next month's Olympics after threatening to pull out for being paired with lower-ranked Vishnu Vardhan. Bowlers take India 'A' to big win in low-scorer
Half the West Indies 'A' team failed to get on the score-sheet as India 'A' bowlers wrecked havoc to guide the visitors to a thumping 108-run win in the second unofficial one-dayer and level the three-match 1-1 at St George's (Grenada). Lord's ODI: Morgan leads England to win over Australia
Eoin Morgan's brilliant unbeaten 89 led England to a 15-run victory over Australia in an entertaining first one-day international at Lord's on Friday.
June 29, 2012
SL need to counter calm Misbah: Jayawardene
Sri Lanka will need to counter the influence of returning Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq in the second Test, home skipper Mahela Jayawardene said on Friday.
India rout SL, meet Pak in U-19 Asia Cup final
Captain Unmukt Chand (116) slammed a sparkling century as India spanked Sri Lanka by six wickets to storm into the final of the Under-19 Asia Cup cricket tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
June 28, 2012
Chelmsford T20: Indian women lose to England
The Indian women's cricket team suffered its second successive defeat to England women as it lost the second Twenty20 match by eight wickets in Chelmsford on Thursday. PCB, SLC sign agreement
The PCB has signed an agreement with Sri Lanka Cricket under which the two boards have agreed to allow their players to take part in the domestic T20 premier leagues of both countries. CSA welcomes decision to host CL in South Africa
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has welcomed the Champions League Governing Council's decision to host the 2012 edition of the tournament in Johannesburg. Can't force India into accepting DRS: ICC
Left red-faced after the powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India opposed the Decision Review System at the Executive Board Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, the ICC on Thursday said it will not force India to accept the controversial technology in bilateral series. Indian business houses buy all 7 SLPL franchisees
Indian business enterprises showed keen interest in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League, buying all the seven contesting franchises on offer, even as the Board of Control for Cricket in India decided not to allow its players to participate in the Twenty20 league. Life ban on Kaneria over-the-top: Mushtaq
Former Pakistan Test skipper Mushtaq Mohammad feels that the life ban on leg-spinner Danish Kaneria is harsh and over-the-top. He believes that a five-year ban would have been enough. Permaul stars as Windies 'A' beat India 'A' in thriller
The India 'A' team's poor run of form in the Caribbean continues. They lost the first of the three-match unofficial ODI series against the West Indies 'A' by two wickets in a last-over thriller, in St George's Grenada. Isaac takes over as new ICC chief
Sharad Pawar's reign as the president of the International Cricket Council ended on Thursday as New Zealander Alan Isaac took charge from him for a two-year term at the ICC Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur.
June 27, 2012
Kaneria accuses ECB of unfair treatment
Pakistan Test leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria, who is facing a worldwide life ban from all cricket, has accused the ECB disciplinary panel that banned him from English cricket last week of "discrimination" and "unfair treatment".
India team for Sri Lanka tour to be picked on July 4
This will be India's first international assignment since the conclusion of the Asia Cup in Bangladesh in March. SA tour of England on despite terror threat
Cricket South Africa is not too concerned about the warning of terrorist attacks in London during the Olympic Games and is going ahead with its national team's tour of England next month, according to its chief executive. BCCI has its way again; ICC retains DRS arrangement
The Board of Control for Cricket in India again had its way on the contentious Decision Review System (DRS), as the ICC Board failed to ratify its universal application following India's strong opposition to the technology. Women's T20: India lose to England by 33 runs
Indian women produced a disappointing batting display as they suffered a 33-run loss at the hands of England in their Twenty20 International match in Canterbury.
June 26, 2012
India can win Women's T20 World Cup: Mithali
Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj on Monday said that her side would look to emulate their male counterparts by winning the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in Sri Lanka in September-October. Test rankings: Tendulkar climbs a rung
Sachin Tendulkar gained a spot to be at number 11 in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen.
Arjun Tendulkar included in MCA under-14 probables list
Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun took his first step towards following in the footsteps of his illustrious father as he was named in the Mumbai Cricket Association's under 14 probables list for the off season training camp, to be held next month.
India's tour of SL advanced by a day
The fixture of India's limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka starting next month has been revised with the first One-Day International advanced by a day to include a reserve day in case of weather interruptions. South Africa to host Champions League in October
South Africa will host the fourth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 in October with Pakistan's Sialkot Stallions being the new entrant.
June 25, 2012
Sri Lanka rout Pakistan in first Test
Sri Lanka claimed the extra half-hour at the end of the fourth day to complete a 209-run rout of Pakistan in the first Test on Monday. The visitors, chasing an unlikely victory target of 510, were bowled out for 300. ICC proposes mandatory use of DRS; BCCI opposes
The ICC's Chief Executives Committee on Monday recommended mandatory use of the controversial Decision Review System in Tests and one-dayers. The move could set it on collision course with cricket's financial powerhouse India, which is adamantly opposed to the innovation.
Dinda helps India 'A' win in Eliminator
Pacer Ashok Dinda struck when it mattered the most as India 'A' drew the two-match Twenty20 series against the West Indies 'A' by winning the second and final game in the one-over eliminator in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Share your '83 World Cup memories
What were YOU doing when Kapil Dev lifted the Prudential Cup in 1983? Tell us right here!
Hales falls one short of first England T20 century
Alex Hales fell one short of becoming the first England player to score a century in a Twenty20 international on Sunday as England beat West Indies by seven wickets on his home ground of Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
June 24, 2012
Pakistan face tough task to save first Test
Pakistan were facing defeat at 36 for three wickets in their second innings at the close on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday after being set a formidable winning target of 510 runs.
T20: India A's losing streak continues
India A's woeful tour of the Caribbean continued as they lost the first of the two Twenty20 Internationals against West Indies A by three wickets.
June 23, 2012
T20 affected technique of Pak players: Akhtar
Former Pakistan speedstar Shoaib Akhtar believes Twenty20 cricket has caused immense damage to Pakistani cricketers affecting their techniques and also posing fitness issues for players. Sangakkara misses milestone but Pakistan toil
Kumar Sangakkara missed out on a double hundred by one run but his team ended the second day of the first Test on a high with Pakistan reeling at 48 for five at the close on Saturday.
Kaneria fined 100,000 pounds for spot-fixing
Pakistan Test spinner Danish Kaneria has not only been banned for life from all English county by the England and Wales cricket Board (ECB) but has also been fined 00,000 for his role in spot-fixing.
Asia cup: India colts thrash Malaysia by 8 wickets
India U-19 players performed admirably in all departments to thrash Malaysia by eight wickets in the opening match of the Asia Cup U-19 tournament. Kaneria to appeal 'unfair' life ban
The former Pakistan leg-spinner said he will appeal a lifetime ban slapped on him by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for his role in spot-fixing. Pawar to hand over ICC reins to Isaac
Sharad Pawar's tenure as International Cricket Council (ICC) president will come to an end next week and New Zealand's Alan Isaac will take over from the Indian.
Pataudi's plaque unveiled at Oxford
A plaque in the honour of late India cricket legend Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was unveiled at the Oxford University pavilion here in the presence of his family.
June 22, 2012
All boards must respect Kaneria, Westfield bans: ICC
The ICC on Friday commended the England and Wales Cricket Board for handing out bans to Danish Kaneria and Mervyn Westfield for their role in spot-fixing and also asked all members boards to "recognise and respect" the punishment. England-West Indies 3rd ODI washed out
Heavy rain forced umpires to abandon the third and final one-day cricket match between England and West Indies at Headingley on Friday, although the result had little bearing on the series which England were leading 2-0. Dilshan, Sangakkara tons put Sri Lanka on top
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara struck fluent centuries as the Sri Lankan top order punished Pakistan's wayward bowlers on the opening day of the first Test on Friday.
'Danger to cricket' Kaneria banned for life by ECB
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria was given life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board for his involvement in the Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case.
Butt vows to clear name on arrival back in Pakistan
A contrite Salman Butt apologised to the Pakistan nation on Friday and blamed himself for not alerting authorities earlier on his return home from England after serving seven months in jail for spot-fixing.
Australia strike player deal, cut central contracts
Cricket Australia have avoided the potential embarrassment of a strike by agreeing a new 'memorandum of understanding' with the players, albeit one which cuts the number of centrally contracted players from 25 to 17.
June 21, 2012
Former India spinner Sunil Joshi retires
Former India left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Thursday. The Karnataka played Test as well as One-day Internationals for India between 1996 and 2001. His most famous bowling performance came in an ODI against South Africa in the LG Cup in 1999 when he returned figures of 10-6-6-5.
Srinivasan re-elected TNCA president for eighth term
Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan was on Thursday re-elected unopposed as president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for the eighth consecutive year, at its 82nd Annual General Meeting in Chennai. Salman Butt freed after 7 months of spot-fixing sentence
Just seven months into his three-and-a-half-year jail sentence for involvement in spot-fixing, disgraced former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt was, on Thursday, released under the British government's early prisoner release scheme.
New Zealand's Eden Park to host first Test since 2006
Auckland's Eden Park will host Test cricket for the first time since 2006 when the world's top-ranked team England tour New Zealand early next year, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Thursday.
June 20, 2012
No contract for NZ pace bowler Gillespie
Injury-prone paceman Mark Gillespie has missed out on a central contract with New Zealand despite tearing through South Africa's batsmen in the home series in March.
Vettori confirms availability for T20 World Cup
Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has declared himself available for the Black Caps' World Twenty20 campaign a year after bowing out of cricket's shorter formats to prolong his Test career.
June 19, 2012
Cook century fires England to series win over West Indies
England captain Alastair Cook struck 112 to secure England a 2-0 one-day series win over West Indies with a match to spare after the home side defeated the visitors by eight wickets at The Oval on Tuesday.
Wankhede brawl: Criminal complaint filed against Shah Rukh
A private criminal complaint was on Tuesday filed in a local court against actor Shah Rukh Khan for his alleged involvement in the fracas at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai last month. West Indies 'A' thrash India 'A', clinch series 2-1
West Indies 'A' fast bowler Kevin McCLean grabbed a five-for to guide the hosts to a series clinching 10-wicket victory over India 'A' in the third and final unofficial 'Test' match in Gros Islet (St Lucia) on Tuesday.
India to play opening ODI vs SL in Hambantota on July 22
India's five-match ODI series and one T20 International against Sri Lanka will be played from July 22 to August 7 across three venues. Misbah suspended from Galle Test
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended from first Test, to be held at Galle from Friday against Sri Lanka, after his side was found guilty of a serious over-rate offence during the fifth and final ODI against the Island nation at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Mendis included in SL squad for first Test against Pak
Sri Lanka's cricket selectors on Tuesday included uncapped all-rounder Jeevan Mendis in the 15-man squad to play the first Test against Pakistan starting this weekend.
India 'A' face series defeat after batting flop
India 'A' stand on the verge of a probable series defeat after suffering yet another batting collapse in the second innings against West Indies 'A', on the third day of the third and final unofficial cricket Test, in Gros Islet, St Lucia, on Tuesday.
Fifth ODI: Mathews stays cool to steer Sri Lanka home
Angelo Mathews kept a cool head to guide Sri Lanka to a nerve-jangling two-wicket win over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international on Monday.
June 18, 2012
India name experienced squad for U-19 World Cup
Australian pace bowling sensation Pat Cummins and talented West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite are the two Test cricketers who feature in the list of provisional squads announced by their respective countries for the U-19 World Cup which will be held in August in Australia and New Zealand. Surrey youngster Maynard dies in accident
Tom Maynard, who was aged just 23 and is the son of former England batsman Matthew Maynard, was hit by the London Underground train near Wimbledon Park station in the early hours on Monday. Mixed reactions on SA's T20 tri-series to Zimbabwe
Participation of South Africa in an unofficial Twenty20 triangular tournament in Zimbabwe with Bangladesh as the third team ahead of the England tour has been met with mixed reactions. PCB hire psychologist to counsel problem players
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hired sports psychologist Magbool Babri to counsel problem players including banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir. Century-man Powell sends India 'A' on leather hunt
West Indies 'A' opener Kieran Powell scored his third first class hundred and his second in as many months to help his team accumulate a a crucial 90-run lead. At close of play, West Indies 'A' were 320 for eight in their first innings on the second day of the third and final unofficial cricket Test in Gros Islet, St Lucia.
June 17, 2012
Ind 'A' batting flounders again, bowled out for 230
India 'A''s batting woes continued unabated with tail ender Jalaj Saxena being the only exception as the visitors folded for 230 in their first innings on the opening day of the decisive third and final unofficial cricket Test against the West Indies 'A' in Gros Islet, St Lucia. Bell ton helps England cruise past West Indies
England's bowlers backed up Ian Bell's impressive century to lead the hosts to a 114-run victory over West Indies in the first One-day international in Southampton on Saturday Perera hat-trick inspires unlikely Sri Lanka victory
All-rounder Thisara Perera registered a rare hat-trick to lead Sri Lanka to an unlikely 44-run win over Pakistan in the fourth One-day international on Saturday.
June 16, 2012
SL calls tenders to sell premier league franchises
The Sri Lanka Cricket Board invited bids to sponsor the seven teams in their IPL-style Twenty20 premier league, amid continued refusal by their Indian counterparts to send their players. Injured Gayle out of first England One-dayer
Chris Gayle's return to international cricket was delayed on Saturday after the powerful West Indies batsman was ruled out of the first One-dayer against England at the Rose Bowl in Southampton with a foot injury.
Dhoni in Nepal to promote cricket
After paying a visit to soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrived in Kathmandu on a two-day visit to interact with Nepalese cricketers and meet fans on Saturday.
Injured Bell doubtful for 1st Windies ODI
England batsman Ian Bell is in doubt for the first One-Day International against West Indies at the Rose Bowl on Saturday after suffering a possible fractured jaw in training, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.
June 15, 2012
Stanford jailed for 110 years in fraud case
Disgraced American businessman Allen Stanford, who bankrolled a $20 million Twenty20 match between England and West Indies before being convicted of defrauding investors, has been sentenced to 110 years in prison. Beating Indians a huge boost: West Indies 'A' coach
Pleased with the commitment shown by his team to beat India A in their last unofficial Test, West Indies A coach Hendy Springer said the fine show against a strong batting line-up has given the hosts a lot of confidence going into the third and final match in St Lucia on Saturday.
Australia look to blood youngsters in English conditions
Australia are looking forward to blooding some of their young players in English conditions on their upcoming tour of Britain with half an eye on next year's Ashes, captain Michael Clarke said.
GCA ex-president charged with forgery
Mapusa police has filed a charge sheet against former Goa Cricket Association President Dayanand Narvekar for allegedly forging his son's birth certificate. Sri Lanka to go ahead with SLPL
The Sri Lanka Premier League would go ahead as planned even without non participation of Indian players, Sri Lankan Cricket Secretary said on Friday. Australian cricketers' strike prospects fade
The prospects of Australia's cricketers going on strike in England have eased after negotiations between the players and Cricket Australia over their ongoing pay dispute seemed to be going on right direction. Pak to play 3 ODIs, 5 T20 Internationals against Aus
Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to play a series of three One-day internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals against Australia in August-September but venues for the matches will be decided in next few days. PCB not to issue show cause notice to Malik
Pakistan Cricket Board will not issue any show cause notice to former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik for appearing in a club level match in New Delhi recently, an official said.
June 14, 2012
Memorial lunch in honour of Tiger Pataudi
A memorial lunch in honour of the late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, one of India's most charismatic cricket captains, will be held in London.
Cricket Association of Telangana formed
Sridhar Babu, who is also the chairman of the CAT, alleged the two existing cricket bodies Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) and Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) were only selecting players of Andhra origin. Kevin Pietersen is England's best batsman: Chris Gayle
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle believes England has made a big mistake by refusing to allow Kevin Pietersen to continue playing Twenty20 cricket.
Players are not making unreasonable demands: Clarke
Australia's Test and ODI captain Michael Clarke does not find the players' demands in an ongoing pay dispute with the Cricket Board to be unreasonable but is hopeful that the deadlock would be resolved soon. Melbourne stakes claim to host 2015 World Cup final
The 2015 World Cup organizers have confirmed that the one-day final is likely to be played on the last weekend of March at a yet-to-be-determined Australian venue, with Melbourne and Sydney emerging as favourites to host the final.
June 13, 2012
SL-Pak ODI abandoned after rain
Persistent rain allowed only 14 balls to be bowled in the third One-Day International between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Wednesday and the match ended in a no-result. Sreesanth denies 'childish' behaviour on flight
Temperamental pacer S Sreesanth landed in controversy on Wednesday after a co-passenger on a Bangalore-Delhi flight accused the cricketer of "boorish behaviour" on board the aircraft.
Proteas name unchanged squad for England tour
South Africa retained the squad that beat New Zealand a couple of months back for the upcoming tour of England next month.
'12 overs for one bowler will ensure better contest'
Former India captain Anil Kumble stated that his suggestion of one bowler getting to bowl 12 overs in a 50-over game in domestic cricket will only make it a "better contest" between bat and bowl.
ICC not supportive of window for IPL: Lorgat
Outgoing ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat says the world body will not consider the idea of incorporating the Indian Premier League into the Future Tours Programme, as such a concession would mean creating windows for other domestic T20 leagues as well. Haroon Lorgat presents ICC ODI Shield to Australia
ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat on Wednesday presented the ICC ODI Shield to Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland in recognition of the team being ranked number one in the 50-over World Cup. ICC Test rankings: Tendulkar lone Indian in the top 20
India remained fourth even as England took an outright lead as the number one team after claiming the three-match Test series against the West Indies 2-0 in the latest ICC Test Championship table.
June 12, 2012
West Indies 'A' thrash India 'A' to level series
Left-arm seamer Delorn Johnson and skipper Veeraswamy Permaul wreaked havoc as West Indies 'A' thrashed India 'A' by 125 runs in the second unofficial Test and levelled the three-match series at 1-1.
IPL-5 had more viewers than ICC World Cup: Shukla
IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla declared on Tuesday that the cash-rich T20 tournament, which ended on May 27, with Kolkata Knight Riders emerging the new champions after defeating last year's winners Chennai Super Kings in the final, was a 'huge success'.
Shoaib Malik plays club game in Delhi; BCCI in dark
Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik's played a match for Hargopal CC on June 5, at the Modern School ground on Barakhamba Road, and scored 26 runs.
BCCI wants two bouncers an over in domestic one-dayers
Taking a cue from the ICC's cricket committee, the Board of Control for Crickt in India's technical committee has recommended increasing the number of bouncers permitted in an ODI over to two in domestic One-day games. BCCI technical committee calls for Ranji format overhaul
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's technical committee, headed by former India captain Sourav Ganguly, has called for a major revamp of the Ranji Trophy, recommending doing away with of the earlier Elite and Plate divisions and making it a 27-team tournament. 'Australia needs to be focused to stay No.1 one-day side'
Australia captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to solely focus on the upcoming one-day series against England and Pakistan, and then on the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, rather then keeping next year's Ashes series in mind.
Kevin Pietersen to miss Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said he has no plans to play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League following his retirement from one-day international cricket.
Kingstown Test: India 'A' struggling against WI 'A'
India 'A' top-order failed to fire once again as the side looked down the barrel at 56 for four while chasing 220 on the third penultimate day of the second unofficial cricket Test against the West Indies 'A' in Kingstown. 'There are definitely areas in which we need to improve'
England must improve on the Test performances against West Indies if they are to succeed in their next challenge against South Africa, according to captain Andrew Strauss.
Simon Katch quits competitive cricket
Simon Katich is retiring from Australian first class cricket to spend more time with his family, the former Test opener announced on Tuesday.
Not all uncapped players to be part of IPL auction
It seems unlikely that all domestic players will be included in the next auction. If sources within the BCCI are to be believed, logistical issues are proving to be a major hurdle in having such a huge number of players.
June 11, 2012
Bollywood starlet questioned on fixing claims
An ICC anti-corruption investigator on Monday questioned Bollywood starlet Nupur Mehta in connection with the match and spot-fixing allegations made by a British newspaper a few months ago. England-Windies 3rd Test abandoned after more rain
Rain on the final day too forced the umpires to abandon the third Test between England and the West Indies at Edgbaston as a draw on Monday. Tendulkar gets Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award
Batting ace Sachin Tendulkar was presented the Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award for completing a century of 100 international hundreds, in Dubai on Monday. Kaneria's spot-fixing hearing scheduled for June 18
Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria will appear before the England and Wales Cricket Board for a hearing into the spot-fixing scam from June 18 and will leave for London with his lawyer on Thursday.
No Indian in ICC panel of umpires for upcoming season
No Indian features in the International Cricket Council's umpires' panel for the 2012-13 season in which England's Nigel Llong was named the replacement for the recently-retired Billy Doctrove on Monday. Captain Pujara rescues India 'A' with half ton
India 'A' skipper Cheteshwar Pujara (67) stood tall amid the ruins after his West Indies 'A' counterpart Veersammy Permaul wrecked the visiting line-up with a five-wicket haul on the second day of their second unofficial cricket Test in Kingstown on Sunday.
Pietersen open to return for T20 World Cup
Kevin Pietersen still hopes he can play in the Twenty20 World Cup for England despite retiring from all one-day internationals last week, he said on Sunday.
June 10, 2012
Twenty20 World Cup countdown begins
The 100-day countdown to the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka from September 18 began from Sunday with more than 350 school children from Kandy district forming a giant 100 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Richards hits back at Ramdin for angry protest
Former West Indies captain Viv Richards hit back at wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for making an angry gesture towards him after scoring a century in the third Test against England on Sunday.
Best hits world record Test score by a number 11
West Indies pace bowler Tino Best smashed 95 on Sunday to record the highest score by a number 11 batsmen in the history of Test cricket on the fourth day of the third and final Test against England at Edgbaston.
Australia's Hussey out of England series
Veteran batsman Mike Hussey has withdrawn from Australia's limited overs tour of England and Ireland to remain with his family after his fourth child was born three months premature. Bowlers help India 'A' dominate opening day
India 'A' dominated as their bowlers' disciplined performance reduced West Indies 'A' to 212 for eight on the opening day of their four-day unofficial second Test in Kingstown. Perera and Dilshan help Sri Lanka sink Pakistan
A superb all-round display by Thisara Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan's 13th one-day century helped Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 76 runs at the Pallakele Stadium on Saturday to level the five-match series 1-1. Samuels, Ramdin thwart England at Edgbaston
Marlon Samuels again sparkled with the bat and Denesh Ramdin made an unbeaten half-century to lead West Indies to 280 for eight on the first day of action in the third and final Test against England on Saturday.
June 08, 2012
'Arjuna circular sent to BCCI on Jan 27'
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Friday claimed that it sent the Arjuna awards circular and proforma to the Board of Control for Cricket in India on January 27. Rain washes out Day 2 too in England-Windies Test
Rain washed out the second day of the third and final Test between England and the West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday. Play was called off at 1350 local time without a ball being bowled. Malinga named World Twenty20 Ambassador
The International Cricket Council has chosen Sri Lanka's star pacer Lasith Malinga as the official Event Ambassador for the World Twenty20 Championships to be held in the island nation from September 18 to October 7.
No security threat to World T20, say organisers
A reported theft at Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters last September, which led to speculation of a security threat to the World Twenty20 Championships in Colombo, never happened, with the tournament director insisting that no safety plan was stolen. Pallakele ODI: Gul sets up Pakistan win over Sri Lanka
Umar Gul sliced through the Sri Lanka top order on Thursday to set up an untroubled six wickets win for Pakistan in a rain-shortened first one-day international at the Pallakele Stadium.
England have the talent to replace Pietersen: Gooch
England have the talent and resources to find a replacement for their most prolific batsman Kevin Pietersen, who quit limited-overs cricket last week, batting coach Graham Gooch said on Thursday.
June 07, 2012
First day in England-Windies third Test washed out
Persistent rain fell all day, after heavy rain overnight, and play was finally called off at 1535 local time. By that stage almost all of the spectators had left and they will be entitled to a full refund on their tickets. No form, couldn't nominate for Arjuna, Khel Ratna: BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India officially made it clear that it did not receive any request from the Sports Ministry for nominating cricketers for the Arjuna and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards. Umpire Doctrove announces retirement
The International Cricket Council on Thursday confirmed that Emirates Elite Panel umpire Billy Doctrove has announced his retirement from umpiring.
Philander is South African Cricketer of the Year
All-rounder Vernon Philander swept Cricket South Africa's Gala Awards, bagging three top awards, including the 'Cricketer of the Year' honour at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
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June 06, 2012
I respect Pietersen's decision to quit: Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss said he respected the decision team mate Kevin Pietersen made in controversially opting out of one-day cricket for England.
Ashraf promises 'good news' on Indo-Pak cricket ties
PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf says with people on both sides of border keen on restoration of Indo-Pak cricket ties, 'good news' would soon come on the issue. Not seeking political asylum in UK: Asif
Pakistan's shamed pacer Mohammad Asif, who served a jail sentence after being found guilty of spot-fixing, has dismissed speculation that he intended to apply for political asylum in the United Kingdom.
I am fortunate to be part of Indian Army: Dhoni
Indian cricket team captain and goodwill ambassador of the Indian army, Mahendra Singh Dhoni reached Ladakh as a part of his two-day tour and inaugurated a newly-constructed army ground in Leh.
June 05, 2012
Yuvraj may play in Ranji pre-season tournaments
Yuvraj Singh, who has been recovering well after his cancer treatment, is eyeing to play in some of the pre-season tournaments like Moin-Ud Dowla Gold Cup and Buchi Babu Trophy.
Dejected Jayadevan writes to ICC president Pawar
A dejected V Jayadevan, who sought replacement of the controversial Duckworth-Lewis method with his own system in limited-over cricket, has approached ICC resident Sharad Pawar for a neutral review of his method. Unofficial Test heads for exciting finish
India A's top order collapsed in the second innings as the unofficial Test against the West Indies A was heading for an exciting finish with visitors placed 22 for three, chasing 186 to win in Bridgetown, Barbados. Windies recall Gayle for England ODIs
The West Indies have recalled Chris Gayle. The flamboyant left-hander was included in the 15-man one-day squad to face England. He will don West Indies colours for the first time since the 2011 World Cup in the three-game one-day international series, which starts on June 16.
June 04, 2012
Cronje remembered and forgiven a decade after his death
Deceased South Africa cricket captain Hansie Cronje, who fell from grace by admitting to match-fixing in 2000, was remembered by his family, former teammates and fans on his 10th death anniversary.
Rohit gives India 'A' lead against West Indies 'A'
Rohit Sharma led the mid-innings rescue effort after a top-order collapse as India 'A' managed to take a slender 25-run lead against the West Indies 'A' on the second day of their first four-day cricket Test in Bridgetown.
Afridi shines as Pak draw T20 series with Sri Lanka
Pakistan's flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi celebrated his 50th appearance in Twenty20 internationals with a half century to lead his side to a 23-run victory over Sri Lanka on Sunday. Sachin should get whatever awards he deserves: Chhetri
India football captain Sunil Chhetri joined a host of sports personalities to wish cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on being sworn in as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
June 03, 2012
India A off to a good start against WI A
The pace-spin combine of Shami Ahmed and Rahul Sharma shared six wickets as India A bowled out West Indies A for 252 on the opening day of their four-day unofficial cricket Test at the Kensington Oval. Mishra, Sudhindra barred from playing club matches
Tainted cricketers Mohnish Mishra and Taduri Sudhindra banned by the BCCI after being caught in a sting operation were predictably not allowed to take part in a domestic T20 tournament starting from Tuesday, by the Indore Division Cricket Association (IDCA). England rest Anderson for final Test against WI
England will rest fast bowler James Anderson for the third and final Test against West Indies starting at Edgbaston on Thursday.
June 02, 2012
Perera leads Sri Lanka to T20 win over Pakistan
Sri Lanka produced an exceptional bowling and fielding display to beat Pakistan by 37 runs on Friday in the first of two Twenty20 internationals.
June 01, 2012
ICC decides to keep Duckworth-Lewis and DRS
Other changes which were recommended included an increase in the number of permitted short pitched deliveries from one to two per over in one-day cricket.
England to start 2013 Ashes defence at Trent Bridge
England will start their defence of the Ashes against Australia at Trent Bridge in July next year with Durham hosting a Test in the series for the first time. One or two problems don't make IPL bad: Tendulkar
There may be a few problems afflicting the IPL, but senior India batsman Sachin Tendulkar today said that they don't make the entire tournament questionable.
Ready, able, willing to play for Pak anytime: Yousuf
Unfazed by the selectors snub for the tour of Sri Lanka, Pakistan's former captain Mohammad Yousuf said he is physically and mentally prepared for a comeback to international cricket even at the shortest notice. IPL 5: Figure out the records and statistics
Rajneesh Gupta presents a detailed statistical analysis of the recently-concluded IPL.
May 31, 2012
We are open to playing Pakistan in India: Dhoni
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni endorsed the idea of resuming bilateral cricketing ties with Pakistan but expressed doubts over scheduling of matches.
BCCI is not against Kapil, says Shukla
As the controversy over Kapil Dev's omission from the list of IPL beneficiaries raged on, the BCCI said it has nothing against the legendary all-rounder and he was ignored for the cash award because of a "technical issue".
Kevin Pietersen quits international one-day cricket
England's dashing batsman Kevin Pietersen has announced his retirement from all international limited-overs cricket with immediate effect. The right-hander confirmed that he will continue to play Test cricket for England.
CLT20 likely to be shifted to South Africa
The high-profile Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, which was scheduled to be held at various venues in India in October, is likely to be shifted to South Africa due to logistical problems. 'Sialkot's participation crucial to Indo-Pak ties'
The Sialkot Stallions' participation in this year's Champions League T20 will "set the ball rolling" for the resumption of bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan, feels former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram. FIR against Sami for rash driving
Yet another Pakistan cricketer is in news for wrong reason as an FIR has been filed against paceman Mohammed Sami for rash driving, causing damage.
May 30, 2012
Sunil Gavaskar bereaved
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar's father Manohar passed away in Bangalore, at the residence of his daughter. Englishman Pybus agrees to coach Bangladesh: BCB
Englishman Richard Pybus has been appointed head coach of Bangladesh for the next two years, the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday.
In-form Broad not interested in taking 'rest'
Amidst talks that he may be rested for the third Test against the West Indies, young England paceman Stuart Broad has said categorically that he does not want to be rested since he is in the 'best nick' of his life.
Anderson, Swann are like McGrath-Warne combo: Saker
Australian bowling coach David Saker has compared England paceman James Anderson and spinner Graeme Swann to legendary Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.
May 29, 2012
Fans run riot outside Eden after KKR felicitation
There was chaos outside the Eden Gardens after an hour-long felicitation function of IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday, as cricket fans broke barricades and engaged in scuffles with the police in a bid to enter the ground.
'Shah Rukh matter was not on agenda of MCA meeting'
Some MCA sources had said on Monday itself that there is no change in the five-year ban imposed on the Bollywood star on May 18.
IPL champions KKR get grand welcome in Kolkata
Thousands of fans danced to drum beats and cheered the KKR players, who arrived at 10.30pm, after a two-hour flight delay.
MCA chief to deal with Shah Rukh apology
The Mumbai Cricket Association's Managing Committee on Monday took note of the apology rendered by Shah Rukh Khan for his behaviour at the Wankhede Stadium earlier this month.
May 28, 2012
CLT20 GC approves Pak team's participation
The Governing Council of the Champions League Twenty20 is learnt to have approved the participation of Pakistan's domestic T20 champions Sialkot Stallions in this year's event to be held in October at different venues in India. England seal series triumph
England raced to a series win over West Indies with a nine-wicket victory on the fourth day of the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday after being set a modest target of 108. MCA likely to discuss Shah Rukh's apology
An MCA source maintained that the Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner had not apologised directly to the association, but pointed out that at least the actor had conceded that he had not behaved properly.
Gambhir is an obvious choice for Test captaincy: Ganguly
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Monday once again raised a question mark over Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy in Test cricket and said Gautam Gambhir's success in the IPL would give selectors an option as far as appointing captain for the longer version is concerned.
It's team that wins games and not individuals: Gambhir
After leading Kolkata Knight Riders to its maiden IPL title win, skipper Gautam Gambhir said the victory sends out a message that cricket is a team game and it is not confined to individual performances. Mission accomplished, says triumphant skipper Gambhir
Jubilant Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir said that it was about completing a mission they had embarked upon when the tournament started 54 days back. I apologise for my misbehaviour at MCA: Shah Rukh
An ecstatic Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday apologised for his misbehaviour with the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials at the Wankhede Stadium.
Bisla, Kallis help Kolkata win maiden IPL title
Manvinder Singh Bisla and Jacques Kallis hit half-centuries to help Kolkata Knight Riders outclass defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in a nerve-wracking final, to win their maiden IPL title.
England on verge of series victory against WI
Trailing by 58 on first innings, West Indies limped to 61 for six, a lead of just three runs with two days left.
May 27, 2012
Pak players unhappy with pay hikes
The pay hike announced by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the central contracts and match fees has not been received well by many of the leading national team players. Afridi backs Pakistan's new T20 captain Hafeez
Flamboyant Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has assured his full support and backing for the new T20 team captain Mohammad Hafeez. BCCI award cheques to former cricketers ahead of IPL final
The BCCI on Sunday distributed the remaining installment of its one-time benefit payments to the country's 20 former international and domestic players ahead of the IPL final between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. No net bowlers for India A camp at Kotla
It was bowlers like Parvinder Awana, Bhuvenshwar Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Akshay Darekar who did bulk of the bowling in extremely hot conditions in Delhi.
All domestic players will be auctioned from next IPL: Shukla
Indian Premier League Commissioner Rajiv Shukla on Sunday said that there would be review of the IPL rules and all the domestic players will be auctioned from the next edition. SLC look to curb players' interaction with media
Sri Lanka Cricket is annoyed with an interview of Kumar Sangakkara that got published in a newspaper and is set to tighten the noose as far players' interaction with the media is concerned. Gambhir wants to win it for 'fantastic' Kolkata fans
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir says there will be no shortage of effort from his team in Sunday's IPL final. 'Hopefully we win the title and give our fans some joy. Kolkata, after all, is always known as a City of Joy.'
Dhoni wary of deceptive spinner Narine
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that Sunil Narine is a difficult customer to read and added that he is well aware of the threat the mystery spinner could pose when they meet Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League final in Chennai on Sunday.
Strauss century puts England in driving seat
England reached 259-2 with Strauss on 102 and the aggressive Kevin Pietersen on 72 in reply to West Indies' first innings score of 370 at close on the second day of the second Test.
Pakistan players likely to be part of IPL 2013
Former PCB chairman Ijaz Butt has said that the BCCI's top brass has assured him that the Pakistan players will be allowed to play in the next edition of the Indian Premier League in 2013.
May 26, 2012
Akmal, Razzaq denied PCB central contracts
Experienced duo Kamran Akmal and Abdul Razzaq missed out on central contracts on Saturday when the Pakistan Cricket Board announced a list of 21 players who will receive pay increases. Ganguly backs 'balanced KKR' to win IPL 5
Rating Gautam Gambhir ahead of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as far as captaincy is concerned, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has put his money on Kolkata Knight Riders to win the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League.
With hat-trick of titles in view, CSK look to beat KKR
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings would back themselves to claim a hat-trick of Indian Premier League titles when they take on an equally confident Kolkata Knight Riders in what promises to be a thrilling showdown in Chennai on Sunday.
India A call-up a reward for my efforts: Awana
Parvinder Awana was hurt after being initially ignored from the India A squad for the tour of West Indies but when Chetan Chauhan rang him on the telephone in the morning to inform him about his inclusion in place of an injured RP Singh, he was left speechless. Tendulkar, Lara best modern day batsmen: Shastri
Former India captain Ravi Shastri has said while Vivian Richards was best batsman of his era, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara have been the two most extraordinary players in the modern generation.
RP Singh out of India A tour to West Indies
Paceman R P Singh, who played for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Indian Premier League, was on Saturday ruled out of the India 'A' tour of the West Indies, due to a knee injury. I never expected the team to score more than 200: Vijay
After guiding Chennai Super Kings to a comprehensive 86-run win over Delhi Daredevils with his majestic century, Murali Vijay said they are 'geared up' to defend their IPL title against Kolkata Knight Riders.
'Morkel was left out to balance the squad'
The decision to leave out paceman Morne Morkel in the IPL Qualifier II raised a lot of eyebrows but Delhi Daredevils head coach Eric Simmons defended the strategy, saying it was aimed at finding the 'right balance' in the side.
Stats: Chennai have entered fourth IPL final
# Chennai Super Kings's 86-run victory is their second biggest by runs margin in the IPL, behind the 92-run victory against Bangalore at Port Elizabeth on April 20, 2009.
We missed Morne Morkel, laments Virender Sehwag
Their move to bench Morne Morkel raised quite a few eyebrows but Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag said that it was the injury to Irfan Pathan that forced them to change the team combination ahead of IPL's qualifier II against Chennai Super Kings.
May 25, 2012
IPL: Vijay hits ton as Chennai thrash Delhi to enter final
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings stormed into the final of the Indian Premier League with an emphatic 86-run victory over Delhi Daredevils, riding on Murali Vijay's breathtaking 58-ball 113 in what turned out to be a lopsided contest at Chepauk on Friday.
Trent Bridge Test: Samuels and Sammy revive West Indies
Marlon Samuels's third Test century and a fluid knock from captain Darren Sammy helped West Indies put an abject start to the second Test with England behind them and rally to finish the first day on 304 for six on Friday. FIR against Australian cricketer Pomersbach quashed
The Delhi high court on Friday quashed an FIR against Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach after he and the complainant, a US national, reached an out-of-court settlement in a molestation case. Clarke wants to make an impact before quitting
Australia captain, Michael Clarke, who recently married model Kyly Boldly has said that he will quit cricket before passing his mid-30s, unlike many of his predecessors.
May 24, 2012
Malinga in Sri Lanka's T20, ODI squad for Pakistan tour
Sri Lanka have included seam bowler Lasith Malinga in their T20 and one day international squads for the home series against Pakistan starting next month. Seam options leave Strauss in enviable position
Stuart Broad, fresh from his 11-wicket haul at Lord's, and James Anderson will again lead England's attack in the second Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Friday with the third pace slot up for grabs.
Mumbai Indians fined for slow over rate
Mumbai Indians have been penalised for a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League eliminator against Chennai Super Kings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. KP fined for Twitter rant against Nick Knight
England batsman Kevin Pietersen was fined an undisclosed amount by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday for disparaging comments he made on Twitter about a television pundit.
Zohal to drop cases against Pomersbach, Siddharth
American woman Zohal Hamid has decided to withdraw the molestation case against Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach after both the parties reached an out-of-court settlement. IPL: Dhoni, Bravo help Chennai eliminate Mumbai
Riding on captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's blistering 20-ball 51-run innings, defending champions Chennai Super Kings romped into the second qualifiers by knocking out Mumbai Indians with a comfortable 38-run victory in the IPL eliminator in Bangalore.
May 23, 2012
Income Tax surveys at offices of IPL franchises
Income Tax authorities conducted surveys at the offices of Indian Premier League team franchises Pune Warriors in Pune and Mumbai and Royal Challengers Bangalore offices in the southern city as part of their probe into alleged tax evasion. Kiran More seeks amnesty, hopes for one-time benefit
Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More has applied for amnesty from the Board of Control for Cricket in India and is confident of returning to the fold. Kapil unperturbed by BCCI snub over benefit cheque
Even as uncertainty prevails over whether Kapil Dev has been left out of the list of former cricketers due to receive the one-time monetary benefit by the BCCI, the former India captain has said officials of the Cricket Board are the 'boss' and it's their call to make any decision they want.
Du Plessis to captain South Africa 'A'
Faf du Plessis, Chennai Super Kings' find of the IPL 5 season, has been rewarded by South Africa with captaincy of the country's 'A' team in the upcoming two four-day Tests against Sri Lanka 'A' and the triangular one-day series in Zimbabwe. BCCI stops benefit payment to Kirti Azad
The BCCI may have dropped his name from the list of former cricketers who will get one-time benefit payment but a defiant Kirti Azad has said that he will not stop from raising his voice against the Indian Premier League and the Board. ECB pushing for DRS in India-England series?
England and Wales Cricket Board has written to the BCCI, asking for the implementation of Decision Review System (DRS) during England's four-match Test series later this year, though it was not optimistic of the Indian Board agreeing to it, a media report said on Wednesday.
May 22, 2012
Kolkata thrash Delhi by 18 runs to qualify for final
Kolkata Knight Riders breezed into the final of the Indian Premier League after scoring a thumping 18-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the first Qualifier in Pune on Tuesday.
'Governing Council to have review meeting after IPL'
A senior member of the Indian Premier League Governing Council said that the GC will hold a review meeting to take stock of the IPL once it is over so that the off-field controversies that rocked the cash-rich Twenty20 league do not happen in future. Test rankings: Sachin stays 12th, Chanderpaul No 1
Sachin Tendulkar remained the highest-ranked Indian batsman at the 12th spot in the latest ICC Test charts released on Tuesday.
Rajasthan court summons Shah Rukh in smoking case
Bollywood actor and co-owner of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders Shahrukh Khan was served summons by a court in Rajasthan to appear before it on May 26, in a case related to him smoking in public at the Sawai Mansingh stadium. India to host New Zealand, England this year
India will host three international cricket series between August 2012 to March next year, involving 10 Tests, five one-dayers and four Twenty20 Internationals, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Tuesday. IPL molestation case: Police says probe almost complete
Investigations into the molestation of an American woman allegedly by an Australian cricketer are "almost complete" and a charge sheet will be filed in the court "very soon", police said on Tuesday. Ignore IPL critics and focus on play-offs: Akram
Former Pakistan captain and bowling coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, Wasim Akram slammed those criticising the Indian Premier League, saying that they were "jealous" of the cash-rich Twenty20 event's success and should be "ignored".
Rajasthan Royals join hands with Oz media company
Indian Premier league side Rajasthan Royals has signed an exclusive contract with an Australia-based media company, My Hereos. Smith to go on leave during England series
South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith will take a short break between the first two Tests in England in July to be with his wife for the birth to their first child. West Indies fined for slow over rate
West Indies captain Darren Sammy has been fined 80 percent of his match fee for his team's slow over rate during their five-wicket defeat by England in the first Test at Lord's, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. England name unchanged squad for second Test
England named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Test against West Indies starting at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Friday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said.
May 21, 2012
Former cricketers to get benefit payment at IPL play-offs
Sixty-five former cricketers, including the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, have been invited by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the IPL play-offs, during which they will be handed cheques as a part of the Board's one-time benefit payment. Babe Ruth jersey sells for record $4.4 million
The earliest known New York Yankees jersey worn by slugger Babe Ruth was sold for US $4.4 million, a record for a piece of sports memorabilia.
Cook, Bell guide England home in Lord's Test
Alastair Cook and Ian Bell made composed fifties to guide England to a comfortable five-wicket win over West Indies in the first Test at Lord's in London.
Pomersbach misbehaved with Zohal, says Sahil
Sahil Peerzada claimed on Monday that he asked Luke Pomersbach to leave his hotel room after he allegedly molested his fiancee, but they got into a brawl when the Australian cricketer punched him. We were at the wrong place, at wrong time: Parnell
South African cricketer Wayne Parnell on Monday claimed he and fellow-Pune Warriors team-mate Rahul Sharma are innocent and were "at the wrong place, at the wrong time" after they were detained during a raid on a rave party in suburban Juhu in Mumbai. I will leave cricket if found guilty: Rahul Sharma
India and Pune Warriors player Rahul Sharma says he will stop playing cricket if his blood test returns positive for drugs after the leg-spinner was detained during a rave party in Mumbai.
Pomersbach says he was under influence of alcohol
Investigators on Monday claimed that Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, arrested on charges of molesting an American woman, had told them that he inadvertently touched the victim and was under the influence of alcohol when the incident took place.
Maken for probe into charges of black money in IPL
Amid charges of black money playing a part in the IPL, Sports Ministry has asked the Finance Ministry to order an expeditious probe into it. We would carry the confidence into playoff: Smith
Mumbai Indians batsman Dwayne Smith, who struck a match-winning half-century against Royal Challengers Bangalore, said he did not expect the emphatic 10-wicket triumph that his team managed in Jaipur. Molestation case: Appanna's name crops up in probe
Royal Challengers player K P Appanna's name has cropped up in the investigations into the molestation case of an American woman allegedly by an Australian cricketer in New Delhi. Stats: Mumbai Indians register their biggest win
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians in Jaipur.
England totter against resurgent Windies
England finally bowled out a determined West Indies for 345 and limped to 10 for two in the evening gloom chasing 191 for victory after an absorbing fourth day of the first Test at Lord's on Sunday.
May 20, 2012
Madhya Pradesh will not allow IPL matches: CM
Terming the Indian Premier League as "shameful", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that his government would not allow IPL matches in the state. Tendulkar, Smith lead MI to thumping win over RR
Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar struck fluent half-centuries in their record 163-run opening stand as Mumbai Indians cantered to a 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the last league game of the Indian Premier League in Jaipur.
We needed to play better shots: Kohli
A nine-run defeat to Deccan Chargers dashed their hopes of qualifying for the IPL play-offs and Royal Challenger Bangalore's skipper Virat Kohli said his batsmen should have been clear in their mind and needed to play better shots in the crucial encounter.
IPL: Bangalore crash out, holders Chennai in play-offs
Dale Steyn produced a fiery pace bowling spell of three for just eight runs as Deccan Chargers knocked Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the Indian Premier League with a nine-run victory in a tense match in Uppal on Sunday.
Special unit to handle BCCI-IPL tax cases
The Income Tax department has created a special audit team to bring together the scattered assessment and investigation proceedings of the BCCI and the IPL spread across the country. IPL row: Sahil corroborates fiance's version
Delhi Police recorded the statement of Mumbai businessman Sahil Peerzada who corroborated the version provided by his fiancee, an American citizen who was molested allegedly by an Australian cricketer while investigators are trying to contact his friend who was present at the time of the incident. It is cricket that will sustain the IPL: Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke, who played for Pune Warriors in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, believes the cash-rich tournament will sustain despite being marred by endless controversies.
Transparency and accountability in IPL functioning
Former cricketer Kirti Azad on Sunday sat on a hunger strike, lambasting the "greed, lust for money and sleaze" in the IPL and demanded transparency in the cash-rich league's functioning.
May 19, 2012
Kolkata thrash Pune by 34 runs to seal second place
Kolkata Knight Riders sealed the second place in the points table with a crushing 34-run victory over Pune Warriors in their final group league encounter of the Indian Premier League in Pune.
Probably played my last in IPL: Gilchrist
Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist hinted that he won't be taking any further participation in the Indian Premier League as a player from next season after his side crashed out of the fifth edition of the Twenty20 event in Dharamsala.
Banning IPL is not a solution, says Maken
The Union Sports minister Ajay Maken feels that banning the Indian Premier League (IPL) is not a solution for putting an end to the controversies.
Delhi win eliminates Punjab, Mumbai qualify
Pacers Umesh Yadav and Morne shared seven wickets between them before David Warner slammed 79 as Delhi Daredevils registered a comprehensive six-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab to push them out of the Indian Premier League in Dharamsala. RCB will hope to dent Deccan to book playoff ticket
Boosted by their comprehensive victory over table-toppers Delhi Daredevils in their last match, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to seal their play-offs berth when they take on Deccan Chargers in their must-win Indian Premier League match in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Police arrests four for placing bets on IPL matches
Police caught red-handed four members of a gang, who were allegedly placing bets on IPL matches, during a raid at a marriage palace at Gill road. Chanderpaul primed for another dogfight
Shivnarine Chanderpaul carried West Indies hopes on his shoulders yet again as the touring side battled to avoid defeat by England in the first Test at Lord's on Saturday.
Pomersbach 'relieved' to get bail
Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, who has been accused of molesting an American woman and assaulting her fiance, on Saturday, said that he was 'very relieved' to have been granted bail and has full faith in the judicial system in India.
Delhi court grants bail to Luke Pomersbach
Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, accused of molesting an Indo-American woman, was on Saturday granted bail by a Delhi court which found that he had not tresspassed into her room in the five star hotel where the alleged incident took place.
MI look to seal playoff berth when they face Royals
Mumbai Indians will be looking to seal a playoffs berth and iron out minor flaws for the bigger battles ahead, while the Rajasthan Royals will play for pride when the two sides take on each other in their last league encounter of the IPL in Jaipur on Sunday.
Owais Shah warned for breaching Code of Conduct
Rajasthan Royals' batsman Owais Shah, on Saturday, received an official warning and reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's match against Deccan Chargers at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. Let BCCI consider our decision on SRK ban: MCA chief
Union Minister and Mumbai Cricket Association president Vilasrao Deshmukh has said that the decision to ban actor Shah Rukh Khan from entering Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium for five years had been conveyed to BCCI, and 'let it consider it'. Molested woman slaps legal notice on Sid Mallya
The Indian-American woman, who was allegedly molested by Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, on Saturday, served a legal notice on Siddhartha Mallya asking him to apologise withing 48 hours for casting aspersions on her character or face legal action.
May 18, 2012
Rajasthan out of play-offs race after losing to Deccan
Spinner Amit Mishra and pacer Dale Steyn scalped two wickets each as Deccan Chargers knocked Rajasthan Royals out of the Indian Premier League by inflicting on them an upset five-wicket defeat in a must-win match in Hyderabad. Wankhede row: Cops yet to get footage of SRK brawl
Mumbai city police are awaiting video footage that captured the fracas involving Bollywood star and IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan and officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) at Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday night.
Woman 'threatened' to withdraw case against Pomersbach
The American woman allegedly molested by Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach told a Delhi court that she was being threatened "apparently" by a foreign coach associated with the Royal Challengers Banglore team in the Indian Premier League.
Three arrested in IPL betting rackets
Delhi Police claimed to have smashed two betting rackets during Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab with the arrest of three persons and recovery of cash and other articles. 'Luke is my player and RCB is like one family'
As his IPL team member Australian Luke Pomersbach was arrested for allegedly molesting an American woman, Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Siddharth Mallya attacked her in a tweet.
Strauss century puts England in charge
England captain Andrew Strauss ended his long wait for a century with a polished unbeaten 121 to lead his team to 259 for three on the second day of the first Test against West Indies at Lord's on Friday.
Luke's incident an unfortunate one: Kumble
Former India captain Anil Kumble termed the incident involving Australian cricketer, Luke Pomersbach, as 'unfortunate'. Pomersbach was arrested for allegedly molesting an American woman and severely beating up her fiance at a city hotel in New Delhi.
Virat Kohli fined for RCB's slow over-rate
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been fined $ 20,000 for his team's slow over-rate during the IPL match against Delhi Daredevils in New Delhi. RCB suspends Pomersbach from the ongoing IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore suspended Australian Luke Pomersbach from the ongoing IPL, who was arrested on Friday for assaulting a woman. Woman says IPL player tried to kiss her
The US citizen, who was allegedly molested by IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore cricketer Luke Pomersbach, on Friday, alleged that the player tried to kiss her and punched her fiance several times after they refused to have a drink with him. SRK banned from Wankhede for five years
The Mumbai Cricket Association has decide to ban the Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan from the Wankhede Stadium for five years on Friday. RCB player arrested for molesting Indian American
Another controversy rocked the IPL. An Australian player with the Royal Challengers Bangalore was arrested, on Friday, on charges of molesting an Indian American woman and severely attacking her fiancee leaving him in hospital.
Stats: Gayle records highest individual score for RCB
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
'The secret behind those sixes was good balance'
A marauding Chris Gayle, who fashioned Royal Challengers Bangalore to a thumping 21-run win over Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match on Thursday, said that it was the body balance which was important in his six-hitting exhibition at the Ferozshah Kotla.
1st Test: Chanderpaul comes to Windies rescue
Shivnarine Chanderpaul defied England once again with a tenacious unbeaten 87 to lead West Indies to 243 for nine on the first day of the opening Test at Lord's on Thursday.
Gayle hits first ton of season, keeps RCB in playoffs hunt
Chris Gayle blasted a whirlwind unbeaten 128, studded with incredible 13 sixes, as Royal Challengers Bangalore thumped Delhi Daredevils by 21 runs to keep their play-offs hopes alive in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
May 17, 2012
Wankhede row: MCA officials reject SRK's version
Mumbai Cricket Association officials have rubbished Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's version of the fracas at the Wankhede Stadium that unfolded on Wednesday, saying his statement had no basis.
Punjab shock Chennai, stay in play-offs race
Skipper Adam Gilchrist produced a fine all-round show to guide Kings XI Punjab to a six-wicket victory over defending champions Chennai Super Kings and keep alive their chances of advancing to the play-offs in the Indian Premier League, in Dharamsala, on Thursday.
Video: Shah Rukh says he was abusive, but not drunk!
Video of Shah Rukh Khan's press conference in Mumbai on Thursday, in the aftermath of the fracas he had with officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association. 'Wankhede row ploy to divert attention from fixing'
Former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad has come to the aid of actor Shah Rukh Khan over the Wankhede stadium incident saying the whole episode is a ploy to divert attention from the spot-fixing scandal.
Listen to the SRK-MCA fracas at the Wankhede!
We post two links, one an audio recording of the spat as it actually happened, and two, MCA officials giving their opinion on what they plan to do
'Players indulging in corruption must be dealt with strongly'
Stating that the spot-fixing controversy that rocked the Indian Premier League was unfortunate, Pakistan cricket team coach Dav Whatmore said the players who are involved in such acts of corruption should not be spared.
Robin Singh blames batsmen for defeat against KKR
Blaming the batsmen for surrendering meekly to Kolkata Knight Riders' varied bowling attack in their IPL match, Mumbai Indians coach Robin Singh said that the team's batting was 'extremely poor'.
MCA ban on SRK not final: Shukla
A furious Mumbai Cricket Association might have banned Shah Rukh Khan after an alleged brawl between him and its officials but IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla, on Thursday, said a final decision on the matter would only be taken after getting the version of all the involved parties. Stats: Narine has been in sizzling form for KKR
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai.
A loss would have put us under pressure: Gambhir
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir admitted that a loss against Mumbai Indians, in Mumbai, on Wednesday night, would have put his team under pressure ahead of their final league game of the Indian Premier League against Pune Warriors.
Beating Delhi will be a good challenge for us: Dilshan
Royal Challengers Bangalore have to win Thursday's match against Delhi Daredevils to keep themselves alive in the competition and opener Tillakaratne Dilshan feels his side has a good chance of winning the tie at the Feroze Shah Kotla.
Test rankings: Team India unmoved, Sachin in 12th spot
India are still languishing at the fourth position in the ICC Test Championship table even as table-toppers England face the risk of losing their numero uno status in the upcoming three-match Test series against the West Indies at home.
'Drunk' SRK abuses, attacks MCA officials at Wankhede
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan got into an ugly spat with the Mumbai Cricket Association officials at the end of the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai, on Wednesday.
May 16, 2012
Clarke gets hitched, marries Boldy in secret ceremony
Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has married his model girlfriend Kyly Boldy in a secret ceremony in the Hunter Valley near Sydney.
Knight Riders rout Mumbai Indians to keep hopes alive
Kolkata Knight Riders dished out a clinical bowling performance to beat Mumbai Indians by 32 runs and virtually seal a berth in the four-team play-offs of the Indian Premier League, at the Wankhede stadium, in Mumbai, on Wednesday night. Focus now is on top-2 finish: Jayawardene
A television 'sting operation' may have cast doubts over the credibility of the Indian Premier League, but Delhi Daredevils batsman Mahela Jayawardene insisted that the team's focus has not changed despite the spot-fixing allegations on some players. Strauss receives ICC Test Championship mace
England cricket captain Andrew Strauss received the ICC Test Championship mace on Monday for leading the team, which finished atop the ICC Test Championship table on the annual cut-off date of April 1. BCCI urged to consider auction of domestic players
In the wake of allegations about players being paid 'black money', and five domestic players suspended for their involvement in spot-fixing, the Board of Control for Cricket in India may have a separate auction for uncapped domestic players in the coming seasons of the cash-rich IPL. BCCI should delink itself from IPL, says Maken
Sports Minister Ajay Maken says the Board of Control for Cricket in India should probe the root cause of the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian Premier League and suggested it should de-link itself from the cash-rich Twenty20 league to avoid 'overlapping of interests'. I'm not playing; how can I fix matches, asks Shalabh
Stung by the sting operation of a news channel which has implicated him in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, Uttar Pradesh cricketer Shalabh Srivastav has claimed innocence, saying that laid low by injury he was not capable of manipulating matches and only paying the price of opening up to strangers. Australia captain Clarke tests driving ambition
Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke will get the chance to put his driving skills to the test when he gets behind the wheel at the International Rally of Queensland later this month, organisers said on Wednesday.
Stats: Ojha, the leading wicket-keeper in IPL
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab in New Delhi.
We do not lack firepower: Hussey
Kings XI Punjab skipper David Hussey today backed his side to the hilt by saying that they do not lack firepower to pull off matches like the one against Delhi Daredevils.
May 15, 2012
Jayawardene, Umesh steer Delhi into play-offs
Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene hit a calculated unbeaten half-century as Delhi Daredevils thrashed Kings XI Punjab by five wickets to qualify for the knockout stage of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.
Wrong to say owners are involved: Srinivisan
Keeping faith in the Indian Premier League franchisee owners, BCCI president N Srinivisan refused to believe that the team owners may have some involvement in the spot-fixing as the Twenty20 league is under-scanner now.
Gavaskar backs BCCI's decision to suspend players
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar supported BCCI for suspending five uncapped Indian players as allegation of spot-fixing in the IPL surfaced through a television sting operation. Evidence found against some players, says BCCI
Five uncapped Indian players were suspended with immediate effect pending completion of an inquiry as a rattled The Board of Control for Cricket in India cracked the whip on tainted cricketers in the wake of a television sting operation, which claimed to have exposed corruption in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
Five Indian players suspended after spot-fixing claims
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday suspended five uncapped Indian players from all forms of cricket in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League and other domestic competitions. 'Fixing footage is very disturbing for the BCCI'
The BCCI on Tuesday termed the alleged spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League and other domestic competitions as 'disturbing' and said it will take strict action against those found guilty of indulging in corrupt practices. IPL Governing Council to meet on fixing issue
The IPL's Governing Council will have a tele-conference this afternoon to discuss the television sting operation which claims to have blown the lid off "murky deals" in the cash-rich T20 league. 'Our aim is to make the top four'
West Indian Dwyane Bravo, who hit a last ball six to keep Chennai Super Kings afloat in the ongoing Indian Premier League, said that he backed himself to score the five runs needed of Kolkata Knight Riders' pacer Rajat Bhatia's final delivery.
Ambati Rayudu, Harshal Patel fined for ugly spat
Mumbai Indians' Ambati Rayudu and Royal Challengers Bangalore's Harshal Patel have been fined for breaching the Code of Coduct after an ugly spat occurred between the two during an Indian Premier League match. 'Getting a fifty is nothing big, what matters is we won'
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has said that Mumbai players Kieron Pollard and Ambati Rayudu's scintillating 122-run partnership had taken the game out of the hands of his side in their Indian Premier League match. Bravo saved the day for us: Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praise on Dwayne Bravo for his last-ball six to seal Chennai's five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in their crucial IPL match but said that his side need to improve batting in middle overs.
Bravo's last-ball six keeps Chennai afloat
Dwayne Bravo smashed a six off the last ball as Chennai Super Kings pulled off a stunning five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in a dramatic Indian Premier League match to keep their hopes of a play-off berth alive in Kolkata.
May 14, 2012
We could sneak into the final: Hussey
Kings XI Punjab skipper David Hussey was optimistic about his team's chances of qualifying for the playoffs after their stunning win over Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier League match in Mohali on Sunday night. Hussey propels Kings XI to stunning win over Deccan
David Hussey led a dramatic fightback with an unbeaten 35-ball 65 as Kings XI Punjab defeated Deccan Chargers by four wickets and kept alive their hopes in the Indian Premier League in Mohali on Sunday. Rayudu, Patel involved in an ugly spat
An ugly spat occurred between Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Harshal Patel and Mumbai batsman Ambati Rayudu in the IPL match between the two sides and the home team captain came in defence of his player.
TV channel alleges 'murky deals' in IPL
A TV channel on Monday claimed to have blown the lid off "murky deals" in the Indian Premier League among players, organisers, owners and big guns of Indian cricket, prompting the BCCI to warn that stringent action will be taken if the report is found to be true.
Rayudu, Pollard pull off sensational victory over RCB
Mumbai Indians rode on Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard's swashbuckling knocks and their unbroken 122-run sixth-wicket partnership to stage a dramatic fightback and beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets in their Indian Premier League match in Bangalore.
Sawani to head BCCI's new anti-corruption unit
Ravi Sawani, the former head of the ICC's Anti-corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), has been roped in by the Board of Control for Cricket in India to head its new domestic anti-corruption agency. Stats: Mandeep, most successful Kings XI batsmen
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers in Mohali.
May 13, 2012
Hirwani's tips helped me: Chandila
Rajasthan Royals off-spinner Ajit Chandila, who claimed the first hat-trick in this year's IPL, attributed his success to former India spinner Narendra Hirwani for his encouraging words. Chandila's hat-trick lifts Rajasthan to big win
Ajit Chandila claimed four wickets, including the first hat-trick of the season, in a sensational spin-bowling spell as Rajasthan Royals crushed Pune Warriors by 45 runs.
Need to carry momentum into coming games: Hussey
They might be inside the top-four in the points table right now after two consecutive wins but Chennai Super Kings batsman Mike Hussey says getting to the IPL playoffs remains a tough task and his side would have to be consistent in the remaining matches to make the cut.
England call up Bairstow for first Windies Test
England have named uncapped wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow in the 13-man squad to face West Indies in the first match of the three-Test series starting at Lord's on Thursday. Cameron auctions 'most valuable' Tendulkar bat
British Prime Minister David Cameron, who considered a bat signed by Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar as one of his 'most valuable possessions', has donated it to raise money for a cricket stadium in Rwanda.
May 12, 2012
Hilfenhaus has given us that extra spark: Dhoni
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag conceded that the delivery that Ben Hilfenhaus bowled to clean him up was an "unplayable" one while winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lauded his boys for playing "authentic cricket."
IPL: Chennai thrash Delhi by nine wickets, move upto 4th
Chennai Super Kings bowlers exposed the vulnerability of the Delhi Daredevils' top-order as the defending champions thrashed the current table toppers by nine wickets in an IPL match on Saturday.
'People would stop asking me about Eden track'
Outplayed by Rohit Sharma's unbeaten century, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir today hoped that people would stop criticising the wicket at Eden Gardens as Mumbai Indians' batsman dominated with ease that laid the platform for their 27-run win in the IPL, in Kolkata.
SL pull out of hosting Pakistan-Australia series
Pakistan are looking for alternative venues for their one-day series against Australia after Sri Lanka withdrew an offer to host the matches. Tendulkar is a golden boy: West Bengal CM
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday described Sachin Tendulkar as a 'golden boy' as the state government and the Cricket Association of Bengal jointly felicitated the senior Indian batsman for completing one hundred international centuries.
Rohit's ton breaks Kolkata's winning streak
Rohit Sharma cracked a strokeful unbeaten century to power Mumbai Indians to a convincing 27-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League clash in Kolkata.
BCCI for one-time payment to former players
Around 160 domestic and international cricketers who have retired before 2003-04 will be awarded cash bonanza as part of the BCCI's one-time benefit scheme from the IPL surplus money, a gesture which would cost the Board Rs 70 crores. 'No discussion on IPL final being shifted from Chennai'
Putting to rest speculation about a move to shift the Indian Premier League eliminator and the final from Chennai to an alternate venue to ensure a full house, BCCI President N Srinivasan said there has been no discussion on the matter.
BCCI invites a Pakistan team to play in CLT20
More than three years after the Mumbai terror attacks resulted in the snapping of Indo-Pak cricket ties, the BCCI on Friday said it has no objection to a team from Pakistan participating in the Champions League Twenty20 for the first time. Royal Challengers are peaking at the right time: Kohli
Three successive wins have brought them back in the play-offs contention and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli says they are peaking at the right time in the Indian Premier League.
IPL: Gayle, Dilshan help Bangalore thrash Pune Warriors
Half-centuries from Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan combined with an excellent bowling effort helped Royal Challengers Bangalore crush Pune Warriors by 35 runs and enhance their play-off chances in the Indian Premier League on Friday.
May 11, 2012
I will come back in the next game: Ganguly
The fans of Sourav Ganguly will see him leading Pune Warriors once again this IPL season with the struggling left-hander announcing that he will captain the side on Sunday against Rajasthan Royals.
<i>Sourav Ganguly - The Movie</i> goes viral on YouTube
Within four days of the video going viral, the three-minute trailer of Sourav Ganguly - The Movie has had more than 250,000 hits on YouTube so far.
WICB seeks meeting with Gayle ahead of return
The West Indies Cricket Board has asked Chris Gayle to meet with its officials to put an end to 'residual matters' related to their seemingly concluded spat after the destructive opener confirmed his availability for national duty. Recalled Johnson says he mulled quitting cricket
A toe injury that kept Mitchell Johnson out of cricket for the entire Australian summer might have saved his career, the paceman said on Friday.
McDermott quits as Australia bowling coach
Australia cricket suffered a major blow on Friday when Craig McDermott decided to step down as bowling coach after just a year in the job because of the demands of touring with the side.
Botha believes Rajasthan can easily make playoffs
Their campaign has been thrown out of gear after the four-wicket loss to Chennai Super Kings but Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Johan Botha says his team still has a chance of making the IPL playoffs.
South African Richardson is new ICC chief
David Richardson, the former South Africa wicketkeeper, has been chosen by the International Cricket Council as its new chief executive.
Chennai beat Rajasthan to stay alive in IPL V
Chennai Super Kings kept alive their chances of qualifying for the play-offs by eking out a four-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in a crucial Indian Premier League match in Jaipur.
Ganguly's days as Pune captain over; to serve as mentor
Sourav Ganguly will no longer be the captain of Pune Warriors in Indian Premier League and will serve only as the team's mentor, putting an end to intense speculation over the struggling batsman's fate following a string of poor results.
May 10, 2012
We want to finish in the top place: Warner
Expressing happiness over winning their IPL match against Deccan Chargers to reclaim the top position, Delhi Daredevils batsman David Warner said the team has to keep its good show going to do well in tournament ahead.
Warner's century helps Delhi crush Deccan
David Warner blasted his way to an unbeaten 54-ball 109 as he steered Delhi Daredevils to a crushing nine-wicket win over Deccan Chargers.
ICC board proposes Richardson for post of Chief Executive
The International Cricket Council board on Thursday recommended former South Africa wicketkeeper David Richardson's name as Haroon Lorgat's successor for the post of Chief Executive Officer.
Rohit Sharma reprimanded for kicking stumps
Mumbai Indians' Rohit Sharma has been reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) code of conduct during his team's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Pak names separate Test, ODI, T20 squads for Lanka tour
Mohammad Hafez is the new T20 captain and vice-captain to Misbah ul-Haq in Tests and ODIs. Misbah was however from the T20 squad. RCB look to maintain stronghold when they face Pune
Pune Warriors have just pride to play for while Royal Challengers Bangalore would do a world of good to their play-off chances if they win the Indian Premier League clash between the two sides, in Pune on Friday.
Pakistan name Mohd Hafeez T20 captain
The Pakistan Cricket Board appointed Mohammad Hafeez in place of Misbah ul-Haq as captain of the T20 squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. While Misbah will continue to lead Pakistan in Tests and ODIs, Hafeez will be his deputy in the two formats. Aus recall Johnson, Cummins to ODI squad for Eng tour
Fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Patrick Cummins will return to Australia's One-day International side following long-term injury breaks when they were named on Thursday for next month's tour of Ireland and England.
Mumbai Indians' Karthik slams Wankhede pitch
The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium for the current IPL edition came under the scanner again when Mumbai Indians 'keeper- batsman Dinesh Karthik compared the conditions to a Test match after they slumped to a nine-wicket defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Gayle stars in Bangalore's rout of Mumbai
Chris Gayle smashed his way to an unbeaten 82 as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed Mumbai Indians by nine wickets in their Indian Premier League match in Mumbai.
May 09, 2012
Daredevils looking to reclaim top spot against Chargers
Delhi Daredevils will look to reclaim the top spot when they take on a floundering Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League clash in Hyderabad on Thursday. Daredevils surrendered the top spot to Kolkata Knight Riders when they lost the home match by six wickets.
Confident Rajasthan face floundering CSK in playoff hope
Oozing in confidence following consecutive victories, Rajasthan Royals will be looking for a hat-trick of wins and inch closer to a playoffs spot when they take on an underperforming Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match in Jaipur on Thursday.
Bengal govt to honour Tendulkar
The West Bengal sports department will felicitate milestone man Sachin Tendulkar in a befitting manner ahead of Mumbai Indian's IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on May 12.
Aussie bowler Starc 'deported' from England
Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc has been sent home from Britain after just three days because of a foul-up with his visa.
'Mandeep Singh's a future player in all forms for India'
Kings XI Punjab skipper David Hussey on Tuesday praised young opener Mandeep Singh for his scintillating 45-ball 75 and described him as a future India player in all three formats of the game.
May 08, 2012
IPL: Kings XI Punjab thrash Deccan Chargers by 25 runs
Kings XI Punjab rode on a smashing half-century by Mandeep Singh and a superlative performance by their bowers to notch up a comfortable 25-run victory over Deccan Chargers in a lop-sided Indian Premier League match in Uppal on Tuesday. Mumbai unsure about playing Pollard against RCB
Mumbai Indians will wait until Wednesday before deciding whether all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, can take the field against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL match at the Wankhede stadium.
Tait, Watson star in Rajasthan's easy win over Pune
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson hit a blistering unbeaten 90 as Rajasthan Royals thrashed Pune Warriors by seven wickets in a thoroughly one-sided IPL contest to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knock-out stage alive.
Gambhir fined for slow over-rate in KKR-DD match
At the end of Monday night's match against Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders were assessed to be one over behind the required rate after allowances were taken into consideration. Empty seats could deprive Chennai of IPL final
With empty seats due to lack of official clearance for a few stands becoming an eyesore during IPL matches in Chennai, a move is afoot within the Board of Control for Cricket in India to shift the eliminator and final to an alternate venue to ensure a full house. Sehwag slams bowlers, fielders for sloppy job
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag has blamed his bowlers and fielders for their six-wicket thrashing against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League match in New Delhi on Monday.
May 07, 2012
IPL: Kolkata thrash Delhi at Kotla, go top of the table
Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in a lopsided contest to emerge as the table leaders in the Indian Premier League at the Ferozshah Kotla on Monday.
Rajasthan look to consolidate against struggling Warriors
A more balanced Rajasthan Royals side would look to strengthen its position in the clogged points table when it takes on struggling hosts Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League match on Tuesday. 'Gautam Gambhir is a brilliant captain, a born leader '
Kolkata Knight Riders' Australian pacer Brett Lee on Monday said his IPL skipper Gautam Gambhir is one of the most brilliant captains he has played under as the Indian backs up good leadership with strong personal performances. Pride at stake for Deccan as they face Kings XI
Virtually out of the reckoning for a place in the plays offs, a demoralised Deccan Chargers will look to salvage some pride when they take on Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
'De Villiers's knock one of the best finishes seen'
RCB stand-in skipper Virat Kohli has heaped praise on AB de Villiers for his whirlwind 47 off 17 balls which helped them to beat Deccan Chargers by five wickets and keep their hopes alive of making it to the play-off in the fifth Indian Premier League.
De Villiers blitz blows Deccan away
AB de Villiers blasted a whirlwind 17-ball 47 at the death after Tillakaratne Dilshan's 54-ball 71 to help Royal Challengers Bangalore notch up a sensational five-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League match in Bangalore.
May 06, 2012
One individual could change a match in T20: Fleming
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said the way Dwayne Smith won the match for Mumbai Indians, it shows the unpredictability of the Twenty20 format, in which one individual could change the result of a match with his performance.
It's a big win and we really deserved it: Smith
Requiring 14 runs off the final three ball, Dwayne Smith was confident he could be a hero. RP Singh got a single off the third ball of the over and Mumbai needed 14 runs off the final three balls.
Smith guides Mumbai to a stunning win over Chennai
Dwayne Smith emerged as an unlikely hero for Mumbai Indians as he smashed a six and two fours off the last three balls to secure a sensational two-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
Confident Delhi take on upbeat Knight Riders
Virender Sehwag's flamboyance will be put to test against Gautam Gambhir's gumption when leaders Delhi Daredevils take on second-placed Kolkata Knight Riders in a top-of-the-table clash in Indian Premier League in New Delhi on Monday.
May 05, 2012
Clinical Rajasthan beat Kings XI by 43 runs
Rajasthan Royals produced an all-round show as they spanked Kings XI Punjab by 43 runs to snap their four-match losing streak in the Indian Premier League in Mohali.
Kaneria not entitled to play for Pakistan: PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board has made it clear that even if Danish Kaneria is cleared of any spot-fixing charges by the disciplinary committee of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the leg-spinner will still have to get clearance from PCB's integrity committee. Batsmen need to capitalise on good starts: Gambhir
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir has said city boy Sourav Ganguly had done immense to get the rousing support against the home team at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, but the case would not be the same when he leads KKR at his home ground in Delhi in their next match on May 7.
IPL: Warriors fined, Smith reprimanded
Pune Warriors were penalized for a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. It's a tight competition at this stage, RCB's McDonald
Royal Chellangers Bangalore all-rounder Andrew McDonald has said that three positions are still up for grabs after table toppers Delhi Daerdevils have virtually secured their place in the play offs of the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Duminy doubtful for Sunday's match vs RCB
South African batsman J P Duminy is a doubtful starter for Deccan Chargers against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Sunday, coach Darren Lehman has said.
Knight Riders edge past Pune Warriors by seven runs
Kolkata Knight Riders prevailed in their prestige fight against Pune Warriors, defeating the Sourav Ganguly-led side by seven runs in a thrilling Indian Premier League match in Kolkata.
'Eric Simons has helped Daredevils to turn the tables'
With Delhi Daredevils leading the pack in the current edition of the Indian Premier League, South African recruit Morne Morkel credited coach Eric Simmons for the team's turn around.
Raina showers praise on bowlers for win over Deccan
Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina said bowlers made the decisive difference in his team's 10-run win over Deccan Chargers in their IPL in Chennai.
Sehwag reveals team unity as success secret
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag says 'team unity' is the reason behind the success of his side in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
Yousuf in trouble for procuring fake documents
Pakistan's former captain Mohammad Yousuf has found himself in trouble after being investigated by the Bangladesh intelligence agencies for allegedly submitting a fake clearance letter to play in the Dhaka league.
Sangakkara blames fielding on the loss to CSK
Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara blamed the fielders for their 10-run defeat to Chennai Super Kings, saying his team dropped far too many catches to win a close game.
White's 77 goes in vain as Deccan lose to Chennai
Chennai Super Kings dished out a disciplined all-round display to notch up a comfortable 10-run victory over Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League match in Chennai.
May 04, 2012
Punjab aim to continue good form against Rajasthan
On recovery trail after a poor start to the tournament, King XI Punjab would be keen to keep up the momentum when they take on the floundering Rajasthan Royals in an IPL match in Mohali on Saturday.
'It was not an easy wicket but we should have got to 121'
Describing his wicket as the turning point of the match, Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly said that his side should have overwhelmed the 121-run target set by Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match.
IPL: Bowlers help Mumbai Indians edge past Pune Warriors
Mumbai Indians dished out a superlative bowling performance to eke out a one run win over Pune Warriors in a nail-biting Indian Premier League match on Thursday.
May 03, 2012
Pak pacer Mohammad Asif released from jail
Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif has been released from jail after serving half of a 12-month sentence in the United Kingdom for his role in the spot-fixing scam. The 29-year-old former world No 2-ranked Test bowler was freed from Canterbury Prison in Kent on Thursday morning. Struggling Chennai look to get back to winning ways
Seeking to end their losing streak at home, Chennai Super Kings will have their task cut out when they take on an improved Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier League match in Chennai on Friday.
Injury puts Sreesanth out for five months
India pacer S Sreesanth has been ruled out of action for five months due to injuries on his toes that will require two surgeries. Gayle ready to make West Indies comeback
Flamboyant opener Chris Gayle has scrapped his deal with English county Somerset to make himself available for West Indies after ending his year-long dispute with the cricket board.
Vettori rues batting flop in the death overs
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori has said that his team fell short by 50 to 60 runs despite Chris Gayle (71) and Virat Kohli (45) putting on 118-run second wicket stand together and laying a solid platform against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL match on Wednesday.
Wagner included in NZ Test squad for Windies tour
South African-born pace bowler Neil Wagner was fast-tracked into New Zealand's Test squad on Thursday for their tour of West Indies, just two weeks after receiving approval from the International Cricket Council to be selected despite not meeting residency requirements.
Hussey expects Punjab to keep up winning momentum
With his side jumping to fourth place following Wedneday's thrilling four-wicket win, Kings XI Punjab skipper David Hussey has said his side is confident now and keen to get better in the remaining matches.
Mahmood, Kumar help Punjab upset Bangalore
Kings XI Punjab edged past Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in a thrilling Indian Premier League match and keep themselves in the play-offs contention.
May 02, 2012
Yuvraj Sports Illustrated India's Sportsperson of 2011
World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, who survived a rare germ cell cancer, will lead the list of awardees at Sports Illustrated India's third annual Sportsperson of the Year awards, to be held in Gurgaon on May 4. Dwayne Smith replaces Johnson in Mumbai Indians
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith has signed up with Mumbai Indians as a replacement for Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson and will be joining the squad on Thursday. Dubai to host first 'Evening with Tendulkar'
Select fans will get to spend an evening with iconic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar when he embarks on a worldwide, six-city tour over the next three years as part of FidelisWorld 'Celebration Series'.
Stats: Sehwag first to score five straight fifties
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. Stats: Dismissed off the first ball of a match twice
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Deccan Chargers and Pune Warriors in Cuttack on Tuesday. 'It was one of the best partnerships of IPL 2012'
Deccan Chargers on Tuesday registered only their second victory in IPL V and opener Shikhar Dhawan attributed the 13-run win to the third-wicket stand between Kumar Sangakkara and Cameron White. 'The tag of favourites always increases the pressure'
Having set a record by notching up five consecutive half centuries in T20s, Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag hoped that he can carry on his good form towards the business end of the tournament.
'Virat Kohli is a dangerous player'
Royal Challengers Bangalore might be a tad worried about Virat Kohli's poor form but Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist has described the India batsman as one of the most dangerous players in their rival camp.
Yuvraj tired of replying to questions about his health
Tired of replying to the queries regarding his illness, Yuvraj Singh, recovering from a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs, has said it makes him feel ill again when people keep asking him about his health.
May 01, 2012
Sehwag, Negi power Delhi to big win over Rajasthan
Virender Sehwag played his trademark punishing knock after little known left-arm spinner Pawan Negi's brilliant effort with the ball to help Delhi crush Rajasthan by six wickets.
Ganguly fined for slow over rate
Pune Warriors India captain Sourav Ganguly has been fined after the team maintained a slow over rate in their match against Deccan Chargers, in Cuttack on Tuesday.
Kaneria to plead innocence over spot-fixing charges
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria will protest his innocence when he appears before an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disciplinary hearing investigating corruption charges this month, his brother Vicky said on Tuesday.
Sangakkara onslaught ensures 13-run win for Chargers
Skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Cameron White's brutal hitting at the death proved to be the decisive factor as Deccan Chargers defeated Pune Warriors by 13 runs in their Indian Premier League match in Cuttack.
Hurt Awana to work harder after India 'A' snub
It has been quite a struggle for 25-year-old Parvinder Awana during his five years of first-class cricket and the snub from national selectors for India A's tour of West Indies is just another addition to that list. CSK has been challenged for the first time: Fleming
In a candid submission, defending champions Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has said that his side has been 'challenged for the first time' in the history of the Indian Premier League.
RCB hoping to get back to winning ways against KXIP
Dropped to the fifth position from third in the points table, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would look to return to winning ways against an improving Kings XI Punjab in Bangalore on Wednesday to brighten up their play-off chances in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League.
New Zealand coach Wright to quit after Windies tour
John Wright will step down as head coach of New Zealand after their tour to West Indies, the country's cricket governing body said on Tuesday. Wright, who took on the role at the end of 2010, had declined an offer to extend his contract, citing a desire to pursue other interests. We did a good job restricting them to 139: Gambhir
As a reward for helping his team cross the finish line, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Monday gave away his IPL Man-of-the-Match award to youngster Debabrata Das.
IPL: Gambhir leads Kolkata to comfortable win over Chennai
Skipper Gautam Gambhir struck his fourth half-century of the season as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
April 30, 2012
Mohd Asif to be released from jail on May 5
Banned Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif will be released from prison on May 5 after completing his jail term in the United Kingdom. Asif will decide when he plans to return to Pakistan after being released from prison, said his lawyer Ravi Gill. Got threatening e-mails: Bangladesh Deputy HC
Bangladesh's Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan has claimed that he received threatening emails and messages after his country's Cricket Board agreed to send its team to play a One-dayer and a Twenty20 match in Karachi. Malinga is top wicket-taker in IPL
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers in Mumbai.
All of Kolkata to back Dada's Pune against KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir may want to believe otherwise, but many Kolkatans, including Sourav Ganguly's wife Dona, said they would root for the city's favourite son when he leads Pune Warriors in an IPL match in Kolkata on May 5.
April 29, 2012
Mumbai Indians stagger to 5-wkt win over Chargers
Mumbai Indians survived a fiery, pace-bowling spell from Dale Steyn (2/10) as they beat bottom-placed Deccan Chargers by five wickets in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match in Mumbai on Sunday. We could have finished the game much earlier: Dravid
Morne Morkel's penultimate over, which yielded just three runs and a wicket, helped table-toppers Delhi Daredevils snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, said a disappointed Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid after his side slumped to an unexpected one-run loss in an Indian Premier League match in New Delhi on Sunday.
KKR and Pune Warriors match tickets sold out
Tickets for the marquee IPL clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sourav Ganguly-led Pune Warriors India were sold out within an hour at the Mohammadan Sporting ground as it resembled a battlefield with police resorting to 'lathicharge' to control the situation. Rahane's knock in vain as DD pull off win in humdinger
Ajinkya Rahane's superb 84-run knock went in vain as Delhi Daredevils pulled off a dramatic one-run win over Rajasthan Royals to open up a three-point lead at the top of the Indian Premier League table in New Delhi on Sunday.
Ashwin fined for showing dissent
Chennai Super Kings off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been fined five per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision in Saturday's IPL match between his side and Kings XI Punjab at the M A Chidambaram Stadium. Stats: Daniel Vettori takes 100 wickets in T20s
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens.
April 28, 2012
Gambhir guides Knight Riders to thumping win over RCB
Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from front with a rollicking 93 as Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 47 runs in their Indian Premier League match in Kolkata.
Mahmood has made nice, little impact: Gilchrist
Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist on Saturday acknowledged the positive impact Azar Mahmood has made on the side's fortunes in the ongoing Indian Premier League with all-round capabilities.
I am trying to perform in every tournament: Ojha
In his quest to be in the reckoning for selection in India's senior team, wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha said he is trying to raise the bar by performing well in every tournament.
Clarke has no problem playing under Ganguly
Australian captain is excited to make his IPL debut with Pune Warriors team and has no problem in doing so under former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is leading the side.
Injured Mitchell Johnson out of IPL-5
Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson was ruled of the entire fifth edition of the Indian Premier League as he has not recovered from a toe injury, his team Mumbai Indians announced. Mahmood helps Punjab stun champions Chennai
Underdogs Kings XI Punjab scored an upset seven-run victory over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League match, in Chennai.
Sangakkara confident of doing well against Mumbai
With Mumbai Indians struggling to find form and rhythm, bottom-placed Deccan Chargers are fancying chances of scoring their second win of the league but skipper Kumar Sangakkar refused to take the hosts lightly. Ranatunga fired as SLC head for opposing IPL: report
Sri Lanka's World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga's tenure as the head of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) came to be short-lived because of his opposition to IPL, a report has claimed.
Samuels, Ramdin return for England Test series
Jamaican batsman Marlon Samuels and wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin have been recalled to the West Indies squad for next month's Test series in England. Actual IPL will start now: Dahiya
Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach Vijay Dahiya said the tournament has become more intense and interesting now with very little separating the teams in the IPL standings.
My focus is just on the controllable: Rahane
He has been trying to establish himself at the international level, but Ajinkya Rahane is not really losing his sleep over selection in the Indian cricket team and is happy focusing on his game only.
I am in prime form, asserts Delhi captain Virender Sehwag
As he led Delhi Daredevils to a dominating win against Mumbai Indians with a blistering 73, Virender Sehwag on Friday said he is in prime form and it is team's strategy that either he or Mahela Jayawaredene stays at the crease at least till the 15th over.
IPL: Delhi Daredevils thrash Mumbai Indians by 37 runs
Skipper Virender Sehwag slammed an explosive 73 and shared a scintillating 135-run opening stand with Mahela Jayawardene (55) to lead Delhi Daredevils to a crushing 37-run win over Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match at the Ferozshah Kotla on Friday.
April 27, 2012
Australia claim third Test, win series 2-0
Australia won the third and final Test against West Indies by 75 runs on Friday to secure a 2-0 series win despite a valiant second innings effort from the home side.
Pujara to lead India 'A' in West Indies
Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was on Friday named the captain of the India 'A' team that will tour the West Indies in June for three four-day matches, three One-dayers and two Twenty20s. Kings XI Punjab look to make amends against CSK
Kings XI Punjab would look to put behind the disappointment of their dismal performance against Mumbai Indians in the last game and make amends when they take on Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League match in Chennai.
White records 11th fifty in Twenty20
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Deccan Chargers and Pune Warriors in Pune. Sangakkara fined for slow over rate
Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara has been fined $20,000 for his teams slow over rate during last night's IPL match against Pune Warriors. Resurgent Bangalore to take on Kolkata at Eden
A cracker of a contest is on the cards when a resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their return leg Indian Premier League fixture at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
PCB waiting for BCB response on postponed tour
Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting for an official response from their Bangladeshi counterparts on its request to try and vacate the stay order of the Dhaka High Court which has prevented the Bangladesh team from touring Pakistan this month. PCB needs to look into IPL issue: Azhar Mahmood
Pakistani cricketer Azhar Mahmood, who recently became the first from his country to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2008, has called on the cricket boards of India and Pakistan to reconcile their issues and allow other Pakistani players to play in both countries. Chanderpaul reaches elite group as Australia seize control
Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the 10th batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs as he headed West Indies' attempt to avoid defeat in the third and final Test against Australia on Thursday.
Pollock not worried about Harbhajan's form
Mumbai Indians bowling coach and mentor Shaun Pollock today said that there is nothing to worry about captain Harbhajan Singh's extended lean patch with the ball.
'We gave away 15-20 runs extra, did not have partnerships'
Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara is a relieved man after his team registered its first win in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League in Pune on Thursday.
IPL: Cameron White helps Deccan Chargers score first win
Cameron White scored a quickfire half century to help Deccan Chargers register their first win in the tournament, beating Pune Warriors by 18 runs in an Indian Premier League match on Thursday.
April 26, 2012
I can feel the pressure of bowling against Sachin: Nadeem
It's not everyday that a domestic cricketer gets an opportunity to bowl to a legend like Sachin Tendulkar in a competitive match and talented Jharkhand left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem is the first one to admit that there is a lot of pressure on him. Tendulkar recommended for Rajya Sabha membership
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and yesteryear actress Rekha are among four eminent personalities recommended for nomination as members of the Rajya Sabha. The 39-year-old Tendulkar and Rekha will become Members of Parliament under a provision of the constitution that allows the President to nominate 12 members to the Upper House.
Sachin greatest ever, says Pietersen
England batsman Kevin Pietersen, in Noida on a visit to Amity University campus, said Sachin Tendulkar is the 'greatest ever' to have graced the game of cricket. Formidable Daredevils set to consolidate position
A thrilling victory against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali must have provided the much-needed boost to Mumbai Indians but hosts Delhi Daredevils still remain favourites when the two teams square off in a return-leg IPL match, in New Delhi on Friday.
3rd Test: Ponting, Cowan put Aussies in command
Ricky Ponting, in almost certainly his final innings in the Caribbean, made a crucial half-century as Australia built an imposing lead of 310 runs at the close of the third day of the final Test against West Indies on Wednesday. I am now focussing on my batting: Shakib
No one can fault his effort as far as his bowling in this IPL is concerned, but star all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan feels that it's about time that he starts contributing with the willow.
April 25, 2012
RCB-CSK tie called off after heavy downpour
The return leg match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings was called off after heavy downpour ruled out any possibility of having even a curtailed match. I am now focussing on my batting, says Shakib
No one can fault his effort as far as his bowling in this IPL is concerned, but star all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan feels that it's about time that he starts contributing with the willow.
Adam Gilchrist comes to Chawla's defence
He is out with an injury but Adam Gilchrist played the role of a mentor to perfection when he lavished praise on Piyush Chawla who leaked 27 runs in the 19th over to pave the way for Mumbai Indian's win.
Rayudu and Peterson were amazing: Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar acknowledged the brilliant batting effort by the young batsmen of Mumbai Indians as they recorded a stunning four-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in an IPL match in Mohali on Wednesday.
Peterson, Rayudu late charge takes Mumbai past Kings XI
Ambati Rayudu (34) and Robin Peterson (16) creamed leg-spinner Piyush Chawla for 27 runs in the penultimate over to enable Mumbai Indians snatch a stunning four-wicket over Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match, in Mohali, on Wednesday.
Yousuf has passed fitness test: sources
Former Pakistan captain and senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf cleared the first hurdle in his bid to revive his international cricket career as he passed a fitness test held at the National Cricket Academy.
Packed schedule prompts SA to turn down B'desh tour
South Africa have turned down a request from Bangladesh to play a limited over series in May primarily because of a hectic schedule, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday. Pakistan's Yousuf eyes international comeback
Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf underwent a fitness test on Tuesday in a bid to revive his international career.
3rd Test: Windies crumble after Wade century
Spinner Nathan Lyon bagged three wickets as West Indies slumped to 165 for eight to leave Australia with a lead of 163 at the close of the second day of the third Test on Tuesday.
April 24, 2012
KKR-DC match abandoned due to heavy rain
The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers at the Eden Gardens was abandoned without a single ball being bowled after a squall accompanied by heavy rain rendered the ground unplayable. Sehwag fires Delhi to thumping win over Pune
Skipper Virender Sehwag butchered a lacklustre Pune Warriors India attack as Delhi Daredevils romped home by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League encounter in Pune on Tuesday.
MI have revenge in sight as they face Punjab
Mumbai Indians will be keen to get their IPL campaign back on track when they face an upbeat Kings XI Punjab in a crucial away game, in Mohali on Tuesday.
MI plan low-key birthday celebrations for Tendulkar
Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, who brought in his 39th birthday on Tuesday, will celebrate the occasion with a simple cake-cutting with family and Mumbai Indians teammates later in the evening at the team hotel in Chandigarh.
Ponting becomes second highest Test run-gettter
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting overtook India's Rahul Dravid to become the second highest Test run scorer on Monday during the opening day of the third Test against West Indies.
3rd Test: Shillingford puts WI on top on Day 1
Shane Shillingford delighted his fellow Dominicans with a four wicket haul as West Indies restricted Australia to 212 for seven on the first day of the third and final Test.
April 23, 2012
IPL: Bangalore post convincing win against Rajasthan
AB de Villiers blazed his way to the second fastest fifty in this edition of the Indian Premier League before KP Appanna did a star turn with the ball to help Royal Challengers Bangalore post a convincing 46-run win over Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Monday.
BPL: Pak players wait for payments from franchises
The Pakistani cricketers who took part in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League are still waiting for their dues to be cleared by the Twenty20 tournament's organisers. Munaf fined 50 percent match fee
Mumbai Indians pacer Munaf Patel was fined 50 percent of his match fee for making offensive gestures to opposition players in his side's Indian Premier League match against Kings XI Punjab in Mumbai.
IPL Stats: Marsh earns seventh man of the match award
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab in Mumbai on Sunday.
Kolkata beat Deccan Chargers by five-wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders jumped to third place in the points table after recording a five-wicket win over Deccan Chargers in a rain-affected low-scoring Indian Premier League match in Cuttack.
April 22, 2012
Karthik's run-out was the turning point: David Hussey
Kings XI Punjab stand-in captain David Hussey said that the run-out of Mumbai Indians stumper Dinesh Karthik to end a 75-run partnership with James Franklin turned their IPL match in their favour.
We can win even if Gayle fails: Vettori
Royals Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori said that his side's batting was not too heavily dependent on explosive opener Chris Gayle and they can win even if he fails.
Marsh guides Kings XI to six-wicket win over Mumbai
Shaun Marsh guided Kings XI Punjab to a six-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians with an unbeaten knock of 68 in an IPL match in Mumbai on Sunday.
Royal Challengers eyeing revenge against Rajasthan Royals
A star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore will be eyeing revenge and continue their winning streak when they take on formidable-at-home Rajasthan Royals in an IPL match in Jaipur on Monday.
Ganguly reckons Sehwag's wicket was key to Pune win
Pune Warriors skipper Sourav Ganguly said that his Delhi Daredevils counterpart Virender Sehwag's dismissal at a crucial juncture turned the game in his side's favour in their IPL match played in New Delhi on Saturday.
April 21, 2012
Ryder, Ganguly inspire Pune to 20-run win over Delhi
A superb knock by Jesse Ryder and all-round show from skipper Sourav Ganguly helped Pune Warriors register a comfortable 20-run win over Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match in New Delhi.
Robin refuses to blame openers for batting failure
Refusing to put the blame only on the openers for the team's batting woes in the ongoing Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians coach Robin Singh said that every batsman must take responsibility for the failure.
Du Plessis guides CSK to last-ball win over Rajasthan
Faf du Plessis stroked his way to a 52-ball 73 but Chennai Super Kings had to wait till the very last ball before eking out a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling Indian Premier League match in Chennai.
Gibson fined for DRS criticism
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after comments made about the decision review system (DRS) during the second Test against Australia.
April 20, 2012
Gayle, de Villiers carry Bangalore to easy win
Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers hit half-centuries to carry Royal Challengers Bangalore to an easy five-wicket victory against Kings XI Punjab.
Rain play spoilsport as Australia draw against WI
Australia retained the Frank Worrell Trophy after the second Test against West Indies ended in a draw at Trinidad on Thursday. Dhoni praises bowlers for win
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited the fine show by his bowlers and superb fielding as the reason for his side's 13-run win over Pune Warriors in their IPL match in Chennai.
IPL: Chennai return compliment, beat Pune by 13 runs
Chennai Super Kings rode on a half century each from Subramaniam Badrinath and Faf du Plessis and a disciplined show from their bowlers as they beat Pune Warriors by 13 runs in their Indian Premier League match on Thursday.
April 19, 2012
KKR is strong side if we play to our potential: Gambhir
Despite having a formidable outfit Kolkata Knight Riders so far had a mixed outing in the Indian Premier League season five, but skipper Gautam Gambhir has said if they "play to their potential they are strong side to beat" in this tournament.
Pietersen's century lifts Delhi to victory
Kevin Pietersen produced a blistering unbeaten 103 to almost single-handedly steer Delhi Daredevils to a five-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier league match.
Injured Gilchrist to miss match against Punjab
Already reeling under three defeats, Kings XI Punjab on Thursday suffered another blow after skipper Adam Gilchrist was ruled out of the IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore due to a hamstring injury. High Court delays Bangladesh tour of Pakistan
Bangladesh's cricket team will not go to Pakistan as planned later this month after the Dhaka High Court upheld a legal challenge to their tour and ordered a four-week delay. Wagner gets ICC nod to represent New Zealand
South Africa-born pace bowler Neil Wagner has been declared eligible to play for New Zealand after the International Cricket Council ruled there were special circumstances why he did not meet residency regulations, NZ Cricket said on Thursday. Pitch invasion concerns Gilchrist
Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist has said that it is a matter of concern that an intruder managed to get close to the players during their IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday night in Mohali.
Bangladesh tour of Pakistan invite FICA ire
The Federation of International Cricketers Association has described Bangladesh's decision to tour Pakistan for an ODI and a Twenty20 match as "chaotic and contradictory", saying players' safety should not be put at risk to "enhance someone's political or other aspirations". Stars: Narine tops it up for KKR
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders in Mohali. Australia still eyeing victory in rain-hit Test
Australia were confident they could still win the second Test against West Indies despite losing most of the fourth day on Wednesday to rain. PCB chief wants Indo-Pak cricket to resume
Pakistan officials are hoping this month's mini home series against Bangladesh will finally convince neighbouring India to renew bilateral cricket ties between the two Asian cricket powerhouses.
April 18, 2012
Clinical Kolkata thrash Punjab by 8 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders put up a clinical performance to beat Kings XI Punjab by an emphatic eight-wicket margin in an Indian Premier League match in Mohali.
IPL: Mishra warned for using foul language
Deccan Chargers leg-spinner Amit Mishra was on Wednesday officially warned for using offensive language during the Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals.
Stats: Gayle scores seventh fifty in IPL
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Pune Warriors India and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Hope this win gives us push in the tournament: Gayle
Chris Gayle is confident that his team's six-wicket win over Pune Warriors India will give the Royal Challengers Bangalore the much-needed push in the tournament.
Aussies back on top after Chanderpaul falls
Shivnarine Chanderpaul fell agonisingly short of a century before Australian spinner Nathan Lyon destroyed the West Indian lower order to hand the momentum back to the visitors on the third day of the second Test on Tuesday. Gayle, De Villiers guide RCB to six wickets win over Pune
Phenomenal hitting by Chris Gayle and a brilliant batting at the rear by AB de Villiers and Saurabh Tiwary capped a fantastic chase by Royal Challengers Bangalore as they beat Pune Warriors by six wickets in an IPL match in Bangalore on Tuesday.
April 17, 2012
We fielded like an U-14 side, says furious Lehmann
Deccan Chargers coach Darren Lehmann blasted the poor fielding effort from his boys which led to them not being able to defend a as big a target as 197 against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. Hodge's cameo helps Rajasthan clinch thriller vs DC
Brad Hodge played an excellent cameo to guide Rajasthan Royals to their fourth victory in the Indian Premier League, pipping Deccan Chargers by five wickets in a thrilling finish.
Champions Trophy to end after 2013
The 2013 Champions Trophy in England will bring the curtains down on the 14-year-old tournament, with the ICC moving towards having one championship for each of the game's three formats from 2015. Law to take up coaching job at Australia academy
Stuart Law, who announced he was quitting the Bangladesh national coach's job on Monday, has taken up a coaching role with Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence (COE).
Sri Lanka concerned over Mathews' fitness
Sri Lanka's cricket selectors on Tuesday expressed concern over the fitness of Angelo Mathews, who is currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as an all-rounder.
Sri Lanka Cricket congratulates Sangakkara
Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday congratulated senior player Kumar Sangakkara on being named the International Cricketer of the Year 2012 by the Wisden Almanack.
Australia pile pressure on West Indies
Australia, abandoning conventional wisdom by opening their bowling attack with a spinner, seized control of the second Test against West Indies at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on Monday.
April 16, 2012
Clinical Delhi thrash Mumbai by seven wickets
Delhi Daredevils' bowling line-up fired in unison to fashion team's crushing seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match on Monday.
Ganguly questions IPL's decision to report Samuels
Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly questioned the match officials' decision to report Marlon Samuels for suspect bowling action, saying that West Indian has not bowled any differently than in the three earlier games he played in IPL 5.
Royal Challengers looking to arrest losing run
The middle-order's tendency to collapse and the lack of fifth bowler are the two areas of concerns for Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of their Indian Premier League match against Pune Warriors in Bangalore on Tuesday.
Stuart Law to quit Bangladesh coach job
Australian Stuart Law will step down as the national cricket coach of Bangladesh in June due to family reasons, the country's cricket board (BCB) said on Monday.
Sixteen teams to clash in World T20 from 2014
The International Cricket Council's Executive Board on Monday decided to increase the number of teams in the biennial World Twenty20 Championships from 12 to 16 for the editions commencing 2014. ICC agree to split President, Chairman's role
The International Cricket Counil's Executive Board has voted to split the role of the President and the Chairman as recommended by the contentious independent governance review headed by Lord Woolf from 2014 onwards. Kamran Akmal likely to get recall for B'desh series
Pakistan's troubled wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal could finally make a comeback to the national team for the ODI and Twenty20 match against Bangladesh in Lahore later this month.
Misbah keen to host India in bilateral series
Ecstatic that international cricket is finally returning to Pakistan after three years, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is now hoping that his team will get to play against India in a bilateral series soon.
I tell bowlers to go for wickets: Sekar
Delhi Daredevils team mentor and former Test pacer T A Sekar said he always asks his bowlers to go for wickets and not worry about giving away runs in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
2nd Test: Watson half century puts Aus on top
Shane Watson again showed why he is Australia's man for all occasions when he ground his way to a vital half-century on the first day of the second Test against West Indies on Sunday.
Vettori bogged down by non-performance of middle order
A disappointed Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori said the poor performance of middle-order batsmen and the lack of a good fifth bowler led to his team's 59-run defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals in their IPL match in Bangalore on Sunday.
April 15, 2012
Rahane's ton powers Rajasthan to easy win over RCB
Ajinkya Rahane stole the limelight, smashing the first century of IPL 5 to power Rajasthan Royals to a comfortable 59-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bangalore on Sunday.
Livid Gambhir warns of drastic changes
With his side failing to chase a modest 135 to win, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Sunday warned of making drastic changes to the side if seniors fail to perform again.
Mumbai to take a call on Tendulkar on Monday: Levi
Mumbai Indians have decided to wait till before deciding whether Sachin Tendulkar, recovering from a finger injury, could take the field against Delhi Daredevils in an IPL clash at the Wankhede Stadium.
Kings XI Punjab pip KKR by two runs in a thriller
Medium pacer Harmeet Singh kept his composure as he bowled a tight final over helping Kings XI Punjab record a thrilling two-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders, in an IPL match, in Kolkata. Samuels reported for a suspected illegal bowling action
Pune Warriors off-spinner Marlon Samuels has been reported for a suspect action by the on-field and TV umpires after his team's match against Chennai Super Kings, in Pune on Saturday. Bangladesh agree to tour Pakistan
Bangladesh has agreed to tour Pakistan for two matches which would be the first full internationals in the country since March 2009 when Sri Lankan cricketers and officials were attacked by gunmen in Lahore.
KKR looking to win all the home matches: Akram
Having won two back-to-back matches, Kolkata Knight Riders would look to continue their momentum and make the full use of at least their remaining six matches at home in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
RCB hopes Gayle will fit in as fifth bowler
Royal Challengers Bangalore are feeling the pinch of lacking a fifth bowler and looking at Chris Gayle to fill the gap and avoid another thrashing like the one against Chennai Super Kings in their last match.
Rajasthan Royals don't over-complicate things: Dravid
Rahul Dravid has taken a bit of a cue from Shane Warne's leadership and says Rajasthan Royals can beat any side on a given day, including a strong Royal Challengers Bangalore, with whom they lock horns in an Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Sunday.
Ryder, Smith lead Pune to victory over Chennai
Jesse Ryder came good when it mattered the most slamming an unbeaten 56-ball 73, as Pune Warriors stunned defending champions Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League.
April 14, 2012
Tendulkar starts practising after ten days
Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday received throwdowns from Mumbai Indians' video analyst, raising hopes of returning to action ahead of the team's Indian Premier League match against Delhi Daredevils on April 16.
ICC Executive Board to meet in Dubai
The Woolf Report, nomination of the ICC vice-president, managing the volume of Twenty20 cricket, schedule of events from 2015 to 2023, are some of the issues that the ICC Executive Board will discuss when it meets in Dubai on Sunday. KXIP denies allegation of damage in dressing room
Kings XI Punjab on Sunday denied allegation that the members of the team had damaged the dressing room during their IPL match against Pune Warriors on April 8. Kings XI introduce two new players to squad
IPL team Kings XI Punjab on Saturday announced Kyle Abbott and Benjamin Cutting as replacements for the injured bowling duo of R Satish and Stuart Broad. Inexperienced bowlers made the difference: Dravid
Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid felt his young bowling attack's inexperience made the decisive difference in the low-scoring five-wicket loss to Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match in Kolkata.
Chargers' Steyn hopeful of comeback
Deccan Chargers paceman Dale Steyn said the team was determined to shrug off two consecutive losses and win the remaining matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
'Early wickets helped settle my nerves'
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan whose all-round show helped KKR beat Rajasthan Royals said that getting early wickets boosted his confidence.
April 13, 2012
IPL: Shakib's all-round show helps Kolkata edge Rajasthan
It was a sweet revenge for Kolkata Knight Riders as they defeated Rajasthan Royals by five wickets in closely-contested IPL match in Kolkata on Friday.
Hilfenhaus and Harris achieve career-best ratings
Australian pacers Ben Hilfenhaus and Ryan Harris achieved their highest-ever bowling ratings in the ICC Test rankings after guiding their team to a thrilling three-wicket win over the West Indies in the first Test in Barbados.
Azhar Mahmood gets visa, to join Kings XI
Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood, who is now a British citizen, has finally got an Indian visa and will be joining his IPL team, Kings XI Punjab soon, skipper Adam Gilchrist said. Nehra rues fielding lapses, not playing full 20 overs
Pune Warriors pacer Ashish Nehra has blamed the fielding lapses and not playing the full quota of 20 overs for his team's seven-wicket loss to Kings XI Punjab in their IPL match at the PCA stadium, in Mohali, on Thursday night.
April 12, 2012
Mascarenhas, Marsh guide Punjab to victory over Pune
England's Dimitri Mascarenhas bagged a sensational five-wicket haul while Shaun Marsh hit a classy fifty as Kings XI Punjab brought their campaign back on track with a seven-wicket victory over Pune Warriors in an IPL match in Mohali on Thursday.
MCA complains against KXIP for dressing room damage
Maharashtra Cricket Association had lodged a complaint with IPL authorities against Kings XI Punjab team for allegedly damaging the dressing room during their match against Pune Warriors on Sunday. Morkel's late assault steers Chennai past Bangalore
Albie Morkel turned the game on its head with some late lusty hitting as Chennai Super Kings snatched a sensational five-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore off the last ball, in Chennai, on Thursday.
Kevin Pietersen visits Yuvraj Singh
Star England batsman Kevin Pietersen visited cricketer Yuvraj Singh at his residence at Gurgaon.
IPL-5 viewership sees drop in opening week
Television Viewer Ratings (TVR) were down 18.7 per in the first six games, an average TVR of 3.76, as compared to 4.63 last season, according to Tam Media Research. Ganguly tells Pune teammates not to fear failure
'Do not be afraid of failures and just keep giving your hundred percent', it is with these words that Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly tries to keep his players in good spirits. Can KKR pull off win against Rajasthan Royals?
Having found the winning touch in their last match, Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping to maintain the momentum when they host Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League return match in Kolkata on Friday.
Rain, storm likely to affect tonight's Pune-Punjab tie
Punjab Cricket Association officials are racing against time to get the pitch ready for the IPL game to be played in Mohali on Thursday as a high-velocity storm accompanied by rain and hail struck the city. Stats: Mumbai Indians-Royals match full of records
# Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard have shared a 96-run stand for the fourth wicket -- the highest partnership for any wicket by any pair in the IPL 2012.
Expect a full house when Dada leads Pune against KKR
The last time Sourav Ganguly faced Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he was just another player in the Pune Warriors team. He scored 18 and Pune lost.
Australia fight back to beat Windies in fading light
Australia won an exciting first Test against the West Indies by three wickets on Wednesday as Michael Clarke's team were rewarded for their positive approach. Owais Shah's wicket was key: Harbhajan
Owais Shah's wicket was key to their win, Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh said after his side beat Rajasthan Royals by 27 runs in their Indian Premier League match.
Pollard inspires Mumbai Indians to 27-run win
Kieron Pollard struck a blazing 64 before taking a four-wicket haul as Mumbai Indians notched up a 27-run win over Rajasthan Royals in high-scoring Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match on Thursday.
April 11, 2012
London High Court annuls bankruptcy order against Modi
The London High Court dismissed the bankruptcy order against former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, his legal counsel said. Kings XI look to set their campaign on track
Kings XI Punjab would look to get over the disappointment of back-to-back losses and make a winning start on home turf this IPL season when they take on Pune Warriors in Mohali on Thursday, aiming to extract revenge on the visitors for defeat in their previous match.
Wisden reasserts traditional values in online world
The editor's notes reassert the primacy of Test cricket and the danger of an increasing diet of the sporadically entertaining but mostly forgettable Twenty20 game.
Morkel prefers role of first change bowler
He has always opened the bowling for South Africa but speedster Morne Morkel isn't complaining at being used as a one-change bowler by his IPL team Delhi Daredevils.
Live on ZaraBol: Yuvraj Singh's press conference
The dashing left-hander will address the media in Gurgaon on Wednesday at 1230 where he will announce his future plans and details about the treatment he underwent in the US.
Tendulkar should be fit for April 16th tie: Pollock
Sachin Tendulkar is likely to miss Wednesday's Indian Premier League game against Rajasthan Royals but cannot be ruled out of the entire tournament, Mumbai Indians' team mentor and bowling coach Shaun Pollock said in Mumbai.
Australia tail wags to turn tables on Windies
Australia turned around the first Test against the West Indies in Barbados on Tuesday through a great rearguard action from their tailenders and some penatrating bowling. Fewer Test draws down to fair pitches: Atkinson
A recent reduction in test draws is due to wickets around the world offering a better balance between bat and ball, International Cricket Council (ICC) pitches consultant Andy Atkinson said on Tuesday. 'Delhi has been boosted by the return of KP and Mahela'
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag admitted the presence of Kevin Pietersen and Mahela Jayawardene in the line-up gave him the freedom to go for his shots at the start of innings.
IPL: Morkel, Pietersen help Delhi thump holders Chennai
Delhi Daredevils put up a thorough professional performance as they thrashed defending champions Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets in a lopsided contest in the Indian Premier League at the Ferozshah Kotla on Tuesday.
April 10, 2012
Stats: Zaheer completes 50 wickets in the IPL
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in Bangalore on Tuesday.
Balaji credits Kallis, Lee for good show
Laxmipathy Balaji credited Jacques Kallis and Brett Lee for their bowling performances, which he thought, helped him in picking up four wickets and lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Tuesday.
England paceman Broad out for another three weeks
England paceman Stuart Broad has been ruled out for three more weeks, including playing in the Indian Premier League, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Tuesday.
Gambhir, Balaji star in KKR's first win in IPL 5
Gautam Gambhir hit a breezy half century and Lakshamipathy Balaji bagged a four-wicket haul to enable Kolkata Knight Riders beat Bangalore Royals Challengers by 42 runs and bring their IPL campaign back on track in Bangalore on Tuesday.
Munaf fined, Harbhajan warned for arguing with umpires
Mumbai Indians' Munaf Patel was docked 25 per cent of his match fee and his captain Harbhajan Singh handed a warning for breach of the IPL Code of Conduct following the heated and prolonged argument they had with the umpires during their side's match against Deccan Chargers in Visakhaptnam on Monday. IPL: Ganguly warned for clothing violation
Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly has been handed an official warning and reprimand for breaching Clothing Regulations of the IPL Code of Conduct during his team's match against Kings XI Punjab in Pune on Sunday.
Gujarat likely to field a team in IPL next season
The tenth team in the next IPL season could well be from Gujarat. Right now there are nine teams in the fray after the BCCI suspended Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) from the IPL over non-payment of dues. A franchisee from Gujarat may take replace KTK. 'Yuvraj won't suffer cancer relapse'
Yuvraj Singh has arrived home in India after cancer treatment in United States and doctors are confident the player will not suffer a relapse, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday.
Kaneria wants ECB to postpone corruption hearing
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has called on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to postpone a disciplinary hearing into corruption charges so that his lawyer has more time to prepare his defence.
Whatmore favours separate players for different formats
Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore said that he favours having separate players for the three different formats of the sport.
India to host Bangladesh in Test series
India has assured Bangladesh it will host a full tour for the first time this year, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said in a statement on Monday. Disciplined Windies bowlers strangle Aussies
West Indies kept the pressure on Australia on day three of the first Test in Bridgetown, Barbados on Monday with the tourists restricted at the close to 248 for five in 95 overs. Vettori keen to rein in dangerous McCullum
Containing big-hitting Brendon McCullum and the best utilisation of his key spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is what Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori is thinking ahead of their IPL clash against Kolkata Knight Riders, in Bangalore, on Tuesday.
Rohit Sharma helps Mumbai to thrilling win over Deccan
Rohit Sharma smashed a towering six off the last ball to steer Mumbai Indians to a dramatic five-wicket victory overt Deccan Chargers in a nerve-wrecking IPL match in Visakhapatnam on Monday.
April 09, 2012
Umpiring mistake kicks up on-field drama in Vizag
Controversy erupted in the IPL match between Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in Visakhapatnam on Monday with the latter team's captain Harbhajan Singh having a heated and prolonged arguement with the field umpires who committed a mistake in not giving a home side batsman out. Finger still not looking good, says Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar may still take some more time to get back into action as the master batsman said that the condition of his injured finger is "not looking good."
Harmeet Singh in Code of Conduct breach
Harmeet Singh Bansal of Kings XI Punjab has got an official warning and reprimand for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during his team's match against Pune Warriors in Pune. Welcome back home my brother: Tendulkar to Yuvraj
Senior Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Monday welcomed team-mate Yuvraj Singh on his return to the country and wished him a speedy recovery following his treatment for a rare germ cell cancer in the United States.
Yuvraj returns home after successful cancer treatment
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who underwent three cycles of chemotherapy in United States for a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs, returned to the country on Monday to a rousing reception from adoring fans in New Delhi.
Chanderpaul ton puts Windies in command
Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed his 25th Test century on Sunday to put West Indies in a strong position against Australia at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.
April 08, 2012
Stats: Menaria posts his highest innings for Royals
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur on Sunday. Pune Warriors beat Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs
Pune Warriors recovered from a shaky start to score their second consecutive victory in the Indian Premier League as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs in Pune on Sunday.
Hodge praises Dravid for his captaincy skills
Rajasthan Royals batsman Brad Hodge on Sunday praised his captain Rahul Dravid for his skills to motivate the players as his side scored their second consecutive win in the IPL in Jaipur. Gambhir blames batting failure for KKR's loss
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Sunday blamed batting failure for his side's 22-run defeat to Rajasthan Royals in an IPL match in Jaipur and said they did not deserve to win the tie.
Rajasthan Royals cruise to victory against KKR
ODI specialist Manoj Tiwary scored a half-century but that wasn't enough as Rajasthan Royals coasted to a comfortable 22-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Sunday.
Mahela, KP join the Delhi Daredevils squad
Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene and explosive England batsman Kevin Pietersen today joined their Indian Premier League team Delhi Daredevils after completing their national duties. Stats: Raina sets new benchmark of 1865 runs
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Deccan Chargers Visakahapatnam on Saturday.
Recovering Yuvraj set to return to India on Monday
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is recuperating in London after undergoing chemotherapy for a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs, will return to the country on Monday.
Aus toil as Edwards, Braithwaite fifties lift Windies
Kirk Edwards and Kraigg Braithwaite both scored half-centuries as the West Indies put up 179 for three in the first Test against Australia on Saturday before play was abandoned for the day because of rain.
April 07, 2012
Jadeja powers Chennai to a thumping win over Deccan
Ravindra Jadeja produced an all-round performance to help defending champions Chennai Super Kings register their first win in the tournament, defeating Deccan Chargers by 74 runs in an Indian Premier League match in Visakhapatnam.
Jadeja, Bravo power Chennai to 193/6 against DC
Ravindra Jadeja hit 29-ball 48 while Dwayne Bravo provided the late burst with some lusty shots as defending champions Chennai Super Kings scored an imposing 193 for six against Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier League match, in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. Bowlers and fielders won us match: AB de Villiers
Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers, who scored a match-winning unbeaten 64, on Saturday, credited his bowlers and fielders for guiding the home team to a comfortable 20-run win over Delhi Daredevils in Bangalore.
We will continue supporting young players: Botha
The South African all rounder Johan Botha has asserted that his team Rajasthan Royals would continue with its policy of supporting young players in the side when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL match in Jaipur on Sunday.
IPL: RCB start on winning note
A B de Villiers and Muttiah Muralitharan starred with the bat and ball respectively as Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a 20-run victory over Delhi Daredevils to start their campaign in the fifth edition of Indian Premier League on a winning note in Bangalore on Saturday.
Steely determination saw us through, says Strauss
Captain Andrew Strauss felt Saturday's eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second and final Test had given his team the boost needed to perform well in England in the summer.
2nd Test: Swann heroics help Eng beat SL by 8 wickets
England won the second Test against Sri Lanka in some style when man of the match Kevin Pietersen smashed Tillakaratne Dilshan for six over mid wicket to complete an eight-wicket victory on the fifth and final day on Saturday.
England continue to lead Test rankings
England retained the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings after their eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Colombo resulted in the two-match series ending in a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
Australia, WI cricketers raise awareness about AIDS
Cricket players from Australia and the West Indies have taken part in coaching clinics with local children in Barbados to raise awareness and reduce stigma about HIV and AIDS in cricket-playing countries. Gilchrist says, bowlers could not adjust to the wicket
Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist feels Rahul Dravid has rallied Rajasthan Royals well to open their IPL V campaign on a winning note but said it is unfair to compare the retired India batsman with spin wizard Shane Warne, who had led the Jaipur franchise to a title triumph in the inaugural edition.
Stats: Rahane mesmerises with his big-hitting
# Ajinkya Rahane (98 off 66 balls) has registered his career-best innings in Twenty20 -- his sixth fifty.
April 06, 2012
Rahane's 98 powers Rajasthan to easy win
Ajinkya Rahane scored a blistering 98 to guide Rajasthan Royals to a comprehensive 31-run win over Kings XI Punjab in their opening Indian Premier League season five match in Jaipur.
Stats: Pune Warriors record 33 percent success rate
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Pune Warriors in Mumbai on Friday. IPL: Pune Warriors upset Mumbai Indians by 28 runs
Pacer Ashok Dinda scalped four wickets as Pune Warriors pulled off an upset 28-run win over Mumbai Indians in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match in Mumbai on Friday.
Stats: Morkel equals his best bowling performance
Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils in Kolkata on Thursday.
Dilshan fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan was today fined 10 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC code of conduct by appealing repeatedly and celebrating a dismissal excessively during the second Test against England in Colombo.
Swann's late strikes take England close to win
A double strike by off-spinner Graeme Swann in the penultimate over of the fourth day put England within reach of victory in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka on Friday.
Irfan's blitz powers Delhi to impressive win over Kolkata
Irfan Pathan scored a brisk unbeaten 42 to guide Delhi Daredevils to a comfortable eight-wicket win over hosts Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain-curtailed 12-overs-a-side Indian Premier League match at Eden Gardens on Thursday.
April 05, 2012
Pietersen warned over switch-hit attempt
England's Kevin Pietersen ruffled some feathers again with his attempts to play his trademark switch-hit which earned him an official warning on Thursday in the second Test against Sri Lanka. Rain delays IPL match between KKR and DD
A mild thunderstorm coupled with heavy showers delayed the start of the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. England in command after Pietersen hundred
Kevin Pietersen hit a swashbuckling and eventful 151 to brighten England's prospects of a series-levelling victory in the second and final Test against hosts Sri Lanka on Thursday.
Sreesanth likely to miss first three matches: Dravid
Injured medium pacer S Sreesanth in all likelihood will miss the first three games of Rajasthan Royals in the fifth edition of Indian Premier League.
Dravid will look to inspire Royals in Warne's absence
Former India captain Rahul Dravid will look to take forward the legacy of the inimitable Shane Warne when he returns to the field as Rajasthan Royals captain who will take on Kings XI Punjab in their lung opener of the fifth Indian Premier League in Jaipur on Friday.
Amir in ICC video warning players about match-fixing
"Prison is a bad place for everyone. Don't make the mistakes which I did" -- this was disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's warning to cricketers world over in an educational video for the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit which has also been shown to IPL teams. Cairns relieved at clearing name from fixing allegation
Relieved after winning a libel suit against axed IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, who had accused him of match-fixing, former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns said he feels "complete vindication".
Stats: Levi comes to the party against CSK
# Richard Levi (50 off 35 balls) has posted his first fifty in the IPL -- his seventh in Twenty20.
April 04, 2012
Tendulkar retires hurt after being hit on finger
Sachin Tendulkar sustained a finger injury in his left-hand and was retired hurt, when he tried to fend off an ugly snorter from Chennai Super Kings bowler Doug Bollinger in the IPL opener in Chennai. Mumbai Indians thrash champions CSK in IPL opener
South Africa T20 specialist Richard Levi made an instant impression with his six-hitting prowess as Mumbai Indians thrashed defending champions Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets, in the opening match of the fifth edition of Indian Premier League.
Openers Strauss, Cook set up strong England reply
A century opening partnership between captain Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook provided much needed relief for England on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
IPL asks umpires to crack down on chucking
The Indian Premier League has decided to crack down on chucking and has asked the umpires to apply the relevant laws strictly to deal with bowlers with illegal actions. Omar Abdullah terms IPL opening ceremony 'tacky'
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was not impressed by the opening ceremony of Indian Premier League's fifth edition and termed the show as 'tacky'. Modi to appeal against London High Court verdict
Axed IPL commissioner Lalit Modi will be appealing against the London High Court's verdict in the libel case filed against him by former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns. Having Zak, Murali will make my job easier: Vinay
Royal Challengers Bangalore paceman R Vinay Kumar said having world-class bowlers like Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Muttiah Muralitharan and Daniel Vettori in their ranks would make his job easier in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
'One-time benefit' scheme for cricketers
BCCI pesident N Srinivasan announced a "one-time benefit" scheme for players who have served Indian cricket over the years.
IPL veiled from Australian television viewers
The Aussie television viewers will miss all the action of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, starting in Chennai on Wednesday, due to a stalemate involving Australian television networks and Indian cricket administrators.
April 03, 2012
Dazzling opening ceremony launches IPL-V
A spectacular mix of Bollywood razzmatazz and high-octane performances by international stars were the highlights of a glittering opening ceremony that set the ball rolling for the fifth edition of the IPL in Chennai on Tuesday night. Jayawardene frustrates England with another ton
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene once again led from the front, hitting his second century in as many Tests to steer his side to 238 for six on the opening day of the second and final match against England on Tuesday.
I want to take KXIP to semifinals: Valthaty
He burst into the limelight with his heroics in the last edition of the Indian Premier League and Kings XI Punjab batsman Paul Valthaty said he will leave no stones unturned to turn on the heat on his rivals in IPL V which begins at Chennai on April 6.
Saurashtra's Raval may be Daredevils' surprise packet
Despite being ignored by the Ranji squad, Saurashtra's hard-hitting batsman Kuldeep Raval has shown perseverance and his talent is set to come to the fore for the Delhi Daredevils, writes Haresh Pandya.
April 02, 2012
Tendulkar hands over MI captaincy to Harbhajan
In a surprising decision, the Master Blaster handed over the responsibility to Harbhajan Singh. The off-spinner, who led Mumbai to the Champions League T20 title last September, will captain the side in the fifth edition of the tournament.
MCA to present Tendulkar 100 gold coins
The Mumbai Cricket Association will shower Sachin Tendulkar with a hundred gold coins to commemorate his fabulous feat of compiling 100 international centuries. The decision to felicitate the batting ace with 100 gold coins, worth around Rs 23-25 lakh, was taken by the MCA's managing committee, headed by Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. Dharamsala, Ranchi to host ODIs in England series
Ranchi will witness its favourite son, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in India colours for the first time when it hosts a One-Day International during the England series, from November 2012 to January 2013. Trott backs under-fire Strauss to arrest batting slump
Jonathan Trott is backing under-fire England captain Andrew Strauss to end his form slump in the second Test against Sri Lanka that starts on Tuesday.
Star Group bags Indian cricket's broadcast rights
The Star Group beat back competition from Multi Screen Media (Sony) to bag the six-year broadcast and digital rights for India's international cricket matches at home and domestic events, like Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and the Irani Trophy. Star, in collaboration with ESPNCricinfo, bagged the broadcast, Internet and mobile rights in India for a period of six years, starting July 2012 till March 2018. Ryder faces disciplinary hearing after altercation
Troubled New Zealand player Jesse Ryder's attempt to return to cricket ahead of the IPL turned out to be a stormy affair as he got into an altercation with a rival player during a club game and was reported for indiscipline by the umpires.
April 01, 2012
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla condoles Salve's death
Indian Premier League chairman Rajeev Shukla condoled the death of former BCCI chief NKP Salve, saying he would always be remembered for his huge contribution to Indian cricket. IPL: Injured Abhinav Mukund sidelined for 10 days
Chennai Super Kings opening batsman Abhinav Mukund was ruled out of action for 10 days after he twisted his left ankle during a fielding practice session for IPL in Chennai on Saturday.
BCCI chief Srinivasan condoles Salve's demise
Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan on Sunday condoled the death of former Board chief NKP Salve, saying that his contribution to Indian cricket will never be forgotten.
March 31, 2012
Lawsuit filed against USACA by Ram Varadarajan and CCA
Ram Varadarajan and California Cricket Academy have filed a lawsuit against United States of America Cricket Association,Inc(USACA) alleging history of electoral delays and manipulation at the USACA present board members. Tendulkar joins MI camp after toe check-up
Skipper Sachin Tendulkar formally joined Mumbai Indians' conditioning camp for the upcoming Indian Premier League campaign at their home ground, Wankhede stadium.
Fit-again Mathews back in Lanka squad for second Test
All-rounder Angelo Mathews has returned from a calf injury to join the Sri Lanka squad for the second and final Test against England but he will not be available to bowl. West Indies beat Aussies to draw T20 series
Dwayne Smith smashed a half-century before Fidel Edwards and Marlon Samuels bowled superbly to lead West Indies to a 14-run win over Australia in their second Twenty20 international. Pune stadium ready to host IPL matches
Pune Warriors India will finally get to play at home this Indian Premier League as the Rs 260-crore international cricket stadium -- just 20kms from the city -- is set to be inaugurated in Pune, on Sunday. We are looking forward to the IPL: Botha
The fifth edition of the IPL will get underway from April 4 and Botha said he and his team-mates are looking forward to perform for their respective franchises in the two-month long tournament in India.
SA T20: India lose to SA after rain intervenes
Chasing South Africa's 219 for four, India were fairly well-placed at 71 for no loss in 7.5 overs, 11 runs behind the par score under the D/L method, when the heavens opened up.
March 30, 2012
Agarkar happy with DD team composition
Delhi Daredevils pacer Ajit Agarkar is pleased with his team composition ahead of the fifth Indian Premier League and said the side is confident of doing well this time after finishing with the wooden spoon last year. Unmukt Chand to lead India U-19 team in Australia
Akshdeep Nath of Uttar Pradesh will be his deputy in the 16-member squad. Besides India and Australia, England and New Zealand are the other teams participating in the quadrangular tournament, starting April 5. Deccan's Shikhar Dhawan charged up for IPL
Well aware that big knocks in the IPL will put them in the spotlight, Deccan Chargers' young batsmen, like Shikhar Dhawan, are aiming to give it their best in the cash-rich event, starting April 4.
Broad ruled out of second Sri Lanka Test
Fast bowler Stuart Broad has been ruled out of England's second Test against Sri Lanka with a calf strain, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Friday. His place for will go to either Steven Finn or Tim Bresnan.
Indian cricketers should stop complaining
Indian cricketers should stop pretending to be poor little rich kids and just do what they have been paid for, feels Abhishek Mande
Aussie prodigy Pat Cummins set for return
Australian pace bowling prodigy Pat Cummins, who bagged a six-wicket haul on Test debut in South Africa last year, will return to action next week after a four-month injury layoff.
March 29, 2012
Indian team did not plan well for England, Aus: Raina
India batsman Suresh Raina admitted that poor planning resulted in his team's recent Test series whitewash against England and Australia.
Tendulkar meets Yuvraj in London
Yuvraj Singh, recovering after his treatment in a US hospital for a rare germ cell cancer, got a morale-boosting visit by his idol Sachin Tendulkar. Ross Taylor will be available from fourth match: Sehwag
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag confirmed that injured New Zealand captain Ross Taylor will be available from the fourth match of the Indian Premier League.
Tamim Iqbal signs for Pune Warriors
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has signed for Pune Warriors, becoming the franchise's eleventh overseas player and second signing this week after Australia captain Michael Clarke. Kirsten happy with Proteas fringe players' showing
South Africa cricket coach Gary Kirsten, who guided India to the ODI World Cup triumph and the number one Test ranking while in charge of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men, feels the Proteas can be the most dominant team internationally.
Herath sends England crashing in first Test
Jonathan Trott's gutsy 112 was in vain as Sri Lanka beat England by 75 runs on the fourth day of the first Test on Thursday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
West Indies cricketer Ryan Hinds charged with rape
West Indies cricketer Ryan Hinds has been charged with rape but was released on bail after appearing before a magistrate court in Bridgetown (Barbados).
March 28, 2012
Ishant's absence is a big loss for Deccan: White
Deccan Chargers coach Darren Lehmann exuded confidence that his team will start off with a victory against Chennai Super Kings in their opening encounter on April 7.
2011 World Cup final was not sold out
The cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka last April was not a sold out match, it has been reported.
Dhoni brushes off fatigue factor ahead of SA T20
Their schedule may be chock-a-block but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni does not believe fatigue will be a factor for Indian players who are to play South Africa in a one-off T20 match on Friday followed by the seven-week long Indian Premier League. Trott, Pietersen keep England in the chase
Top-order colleagues Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen shared an unbeaten 63-run stand for the third wicket to keep alive England's faint winning chance in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Chasing a 340-run victory target, England finished the third day on 111 for two wickets, still 229 runs behind what could be a record successful chase in Galle.
IPL 5: Aus captain Clarke signs for Pune Warriors
Australia captain Michael Clarke has been signed by Pune Warriors India for the forthcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
Boucher nearing 1000th international scalps
South African veteran Mark Boucher will have to wait until the England series, starting in July, to become the first wicketkeeper to achieve 1 000 international dismissals.
Philander stays grounded after achieving milestone
South Africa's new bowling sensation Vernon Philander is trying to stay grounded after becoming the second fastest bowler to grab 50 wickets in Test cricket.
'James Anderson can surpass Ian Botham's record'
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has predicted pacer James Anderson will surpass Sir Ian Botham's record to become the country's leading Test wicket-taker.
Watson, Hussey lead Australia to victory
Shane Watson and Mike Hussey smashed half centuries to lead Australia to a convincing eight-wicket win over West Indies in the first Twenty20 international at St Lucia on Tuesday. I'll keep playing ODIs until my presence is beneficial'
Shahid Afridi has rubbished reports that he had been carrying a shoulder injury for the past few months and expressed his desire to continue playing in the ODI and T20 formats until the Pakistan all-rounder is able to give 100 per cent to the team.
Gambhir bats for sporting wicket at Eden Gardens
Gautam Gambhir did a recce of the Eden strip and avoided the media but it was evident from his flying visit that the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper wanted a sporting wicket and not a slow turner.
March 27, 2012
Swann leads England fightback as 17 wickets fall
Sri Lanka held an overall lead of 209 over England with five wickets in hand after 17 wickets fell on the second day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and England on Tuesday. Off-spinner Graeme Swann, who went wicketless in the first innings, grabbed four of the five wickets to fall in the Sri Lankan second innings.
'Onus on BCCI to come clean on Sehwag's injury'
'It's the Board of Control for Cricket in India who has sold it to the sponsors, who are paying billions and billions for Sehwag, for Sachin Tendulkar, for Harbhajan Singh. So don't blame the cricketer alone,' says former India batsman Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Irfan Pathan stars as Baroda win T20 title
Irfan Pathan stepped on the field for the first time in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament and made a telling impact. His all-round prowess guided Baroda to an eight-run victory over Punjab in the final, at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai, on Tuesday. Wellington Test: Williamson ton saves NZ the blushes
Kane Williamson scored his second Test century and guided New Zealand to an unexpected draw as the hosts made 200 for six at the end of the third and final Test against South Africa at the Basin Reserve on Tuesday.
Matthew Wade to make Test debut against West Indies
Australia's one-day wicketkeeper Matthew Wade will make his Test debut next month following Brad Haddin's decision not to return for the series against the West Indies.
March 26, 2012
Mushtaq Ali T20: Punjab meet Baroda in final
Punjab and Baroda chased down targets successfully to knock out fancied Mumbai and Delhi and enter the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali All India T20 tournament, in Mumbai, on Monday. Jayawardene frustrates England with defiant hundred
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene combined luck and pluck to hit his 30th Test century and steer the hosts to a respectable 289 for eight wickets on day one of the first Test against England on Monday.
ACC rejects Bangladesh's appeal
The Asian Cricket Council rejected a complaint from Bangladesh that Pakistani pacer Aizaz Cheema deliberately blocked their batsman, Mahmudullah Riyad, in the last over during the tense chase in the Asia Cup final. Gayle signs agreement with Windies Board
Chris Gayle has signed an agreement with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) but there is still no clarity on the explosive opener's return to the national side. The agreement was brokered by CARICOM. Apart from the agreement, Gayle has written a 'side-letter' to the WICB, the contents of which were not disclosed. Lalit Modi loses libel case, must pay Cairns 90,000 pounds
Lalit Modi's cup of woes seems to be overflowing. The axed IPL Commissioner lost a libel case to former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns on Monday and will have to pay 90,000 pounds (app Rs 73 lakh) in damages to the all-rounder.
'Gambhir and I share the same mentality, think likewise'
Kolkata Knight Riders new coach Trevor Bayliss has said since he shares a good rapport with skipper Gautam Gambhir as they think alike, he is hoping for good results in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
Wellington Test: SA extend lead, Taylor breaks arm
New Zealand finished the fourth day of the final Test 274 runs behind South Africa on Monday and lost Ross Taylor to a broken arm after the skipper was struck by a Morne Morkel bouncer. Majola questioned by police on 2009 IPL bonuses
There seems no end to suspended Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola, who was questioned by an elite police unit probing possible criminal charges related to the IPL bonuses that were paid to CSA staff after the 2009 edition held in Johannesburg. St Lucia ODI: Australia beats West Indies to level series
Australia beat West Indies by 30 runs in the fifth and final one-day international at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia on Sunday to level their series at 2-2. Clarke confirms Pune IPL offer but yet to decide on it
Australian captain Michael Clarke is non-committal on a much-speculated Indian Premier League stint with Pune Warriors, saying that his management company is discussing the offer but a decision is yet to be taken.
March 25, 2012
Baroda, Punjab in semi-finals of Syed Mushtaq Ali
Baroda and Punjab advanced to the semi-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali All India T20 tournament after notching up victories in their respective quarter-final matches in Mumbai. NZ handle hostile period as South Africa post huge total
Martin Guptill and Daniel Flynn battled hostile pace bowling to guide New Zealand to 65 for no loss at the close of play on the third day of the final Test against South Africa at the Basin Reserve on Sunday.
I haven't changed my game at all: Kohli
India's latest batting sensation Virat Kohli feels that he hasn't "changed his personality because of critics" and was looking to win as many games possible for India in the future.
March 24, 2012
Challenge the 5-year ban, Ashraf tells Aamir
PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf suggested disgraced fast bowler Mohammed Aamir to challenge the "harsh" five-year ban imposed on him by the ICC for his role in spot-fixing.
Shahid Afridi attacks fan at Karachi airport
It was not a very happy homecoming for Shahid Afridi after Pakistan's Asia Cup triumph as he got into a scuffle with a fan at the airport, claiming that he reacted angrily only when his three-year-old daughter was pushed to the ground by eager admirers.
Ireland qualify for World T20 in Sri Lanka
Ireland became the second associate nation to qualify for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, to be held in Sri Lanka, when they beat Namibia by nine wickets in the second qualifying final in Dubai. Knee injury rules Hopes out of IPL
Australian all-rounder James Hopes has been ruled out of the upcoming IPL due to a knee injury, dealing a blow to Pune Warriors' preparations for the fifth edition of the cash-rich league. Petersen, Duminy put SA in command
Alviro Petersen and JP Duminy batted South Africa into a commanding position with an unbroken 140-run partnership at the close of play on the weather-affected second day of the third and final Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve. Pollard has a blast as Windies crush Australia
Kieron Pollard blasted 102 from just 70 deliveries to lead the West Indies to an emphatic win over Australia in their fourth one-day international in St Lucia on Friday. Victory meant the hosts went 2-1 up in the series with one match left to play. Amla has emergency surgery after painful blow
South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has had emergency surgery after he was hit in the groin with the ball on the opening day of the third Test against New Zealand, the team said on Saturday.
March 23, 2012
Gilchrist appointed captain-cum-coach of KXIP
Adam Gilchrist, skipper of Kings XI Punjab, was entrusted with the added responsibility of coaching the side in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), the fifth edition of the cash-rich Twenty20. Ireland beat Netherlands to set up T20 decider with Namibia
Ireland will play Namibia on Saturday for the right to join Afghanistan in September's International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 competition in Sri Lanka after easing past the Netherlands by seven wickets. Lee heaps praise on Tendulkar, Dravid
Australian pacer Brett Lee has paid rich tributes to retired Rahul Dravid and iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar, describing them as "brilliant cricketers and extremely great guys off the field."
Sri Lanka recall Randiv, Prasanna for England series
Off-spinner Suraj Randiv forced his way back into the Sri Lankan team for the upcoming two-match Test series against England, scheduled to commence from March 26 in the southern port town of Galle.
Warner says, it's always Test cricket over IPL
The lure of IPL's millions might be difficult to ignore but Australian batsman David Warner says it would never be good enough to distract him from national duty and he would always pick Test cricket over the cash-rich league when given a choice.
3rd Test: SA off to solid start on Day 1 vs NZealand
South Africa's batsmen made a mockery of supposedly helpful bowling conditions to finish the weather-affected first day of the third and final Test against New Zealand on 136 for two.
March 22, 2012
Afghanistan qualify for World Twenty20
Afghanistan booked their place in the 2012 World Twenty20 with a 47-run victory over Namibia in the first final of the 16-nation qualifying tournament. Let Sachin only decide on his retirement: Srikkanth
India's chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth says Sachin Tendulkar, who recently scored his milestone 100th international century, should only decide when he wants to quit international cricket. Focus on rehabilitation, Lorgat's advice to Aamir
ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat says he feels "sad" for disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir but asserted that the bowler who is serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing should focus on his rehabilitation instead of looking for ways to get the sanction reduced. Pakistan edge out Bangladesh to lift Asia Cup
Pakistan regained the Asia Cup title after a gap of 12 years as they pulled off a nail-biting two run victory against Bangladesh who came agonisingly close to a historic triumph but ran out of steam in the dying moments to go past the target in Mirpur.
Ganguly named captain-cum-mentor of Pune Warriors
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was officially named captain-cum-mentor of the Pune Warriors side for the upcoming fifth edition of Indian Premier League which will start on April 4.
Taylor wants 'three-four guys step up' in 3rd SA Test
New Zealand's nine-wicket loss to South Africa in the second Test was a closer match than the result suggests and the hosts' captain Ross Taylor believes his team is not far away from being competitive in the third Test in Wellington.
Steve Waugh is my role model: Dravid
He is a role model to many but recently-retired Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid himself looked up to Steve Waugh during his playing days and says he imitated the former Australian captain's mannerisms to build a successful career.
March 21, 2012
Afghanistan and Namibia contest World T20 place
Afghanistan and Namibia, unbeaten in the group stages of the qualifying tournament for this year's World Twenty20 Cup, meet on Thursday in a match which will secure the victors a trip to Sri Lanka. Demands for fresh JKCA elections
At least 20 working committee members on Wednesday demanded that the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association president Farooq Abdullah dissolve the existing set-up of office bearers for the sake of an independent inquiry into the alleged embezzlement of funds. Bangla Tigers aim for a final roar against Pakistan
Pakistan were given a mighty scare in the league encounter that they played against the spirited hosts but would still be overwhelming favourites to win the title for only the second time.
Dravid backs Mohd Aamir to make comeback
Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir has got some much-needed support from Indian batting great Rahul Dravid, who feels it would be "great" if the youngster manages to make a comeback after serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing.
Kareena to mesmerise audiences at IPL-V opening night
Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor is set to enthrall audiences during the opening ceremony of the fifth Indian Premier League at YMCA College of Physical Education Nandanam in Chennai on April 3.
BCCI to felicitate Dravid next week
The BCCI will felicitate veteran batsman Rahul Dravid in Mumbai on March 27.
Stats: B'desh have improved Asia Cup record
# Bangladesh have reached the final of a One-day competition for only the second time -- their first being against Sri Lanka in the tri-nation Trophy at Mirpur on January 16, 2009, losing by two wickets.
3rd ODI: Australia-Windies play out thrilling tie
Australia and West Indies played out a thrilling tie in the third One-Day International at a packed Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown on Tuesday.
March 20, 2012
Afghanistan, Ireland, Dutch into T20 playoffs
Afghanistan beat Bermuda by 15 runs to remain undefeated and book its place alongside Ireland and the Netherlands in the playoffs at the World Twenty20 qualifier, the Associated Press reports. IPL founder Modi declared bankrupt in London court
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has been declared bankrupt in a London court over unpaid bills of 65,000 pounds (Rs 53 lakh approx) owed to a private security firm.
Bangladesh thrash SL, put India out of Asia Cup final
India were knocked out of the Asia Cup tournament after Bangladesh continued their giant-killing act by upsetting Sri Lanka by five wickets in the last league match in Mirpur.
Katy Perry to perform at IPL-V opening ceremony
American pop star Katy Perry will perform during the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League on April 3, the organizers announced on Tuesday.
March 19, 2012
Tendulkar is pride of subcontinent: Bangladesh PM
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday praised India's iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar for his 100th hundred and described him as a "pride of the sub-continent".
'Win against India would mean nothing if fail to beat SL'
The win against World Champions India would mean nothing if you will not defeat Sri Lanka, Bangladesh coach Stuart Law had told his wards.
West Zone crush North in Deodhar Trophy final
West Zone won the Deodhar Trophy in style, thrashing North Zone by 113 runs in a one-sided final in Dharamsala on Monday. It was a run-feast at the HPCA Stadium as West amassed a staggering 355 for four in 50 overs and then bowled out North for 242 in 42.2 overs to win the zonal one-day championship. Big B, Salman to light up IPL-V opening ceremony
Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra are set to be a part of the Indian Premier League's opening ceremony to be held at YMCA College of Physical Education on April 3 in Chennai.
Daredevils pick Maxwell, Bodi to replace Ingram, Birt
Delhi Daredevils named young Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and South Africa's Gulam Bodi as replacements for Colin Ingram and Travis Birt in their squad for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier Premier League starting next month.
ODI series: WI record first win over Aus in six years
West Indies beat Australia by five wickets on Sunday to record their first One-Day International win over their old rivals since 2006 and tie their five match series at 1-1.
March 18, 2012
Bangladesh call-up uncapped Abul for injured Shafiul
Bangladesh have called up uncapped left-arm pacer Abul Hossain to replace the injured Shafiul Islam in their Asia Cup squad, a team official said on Sunday. Kohli powers India to a famous win over Pakistan
Openers Mohammed Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed cracked sparkling centuries as Pakistan piled up a mammoth 329 for six against India in their high-voltage league match of the Asia Cup tournament in Mirpur.
Tendulkar gets thumbs up from mom-in-law
Sachin Tendulkar's humane qualities sets him apart from the rest, says his mother-in-law who feels lucky that her daughter got married to the iconic Indian cricketer.
McGrath, Lee congratulate Tendulkar
Tributes continued to pour in for Sachin Tendulkar for completing a century of hundreds in international cricket with the legendary Glenn McGrath and tearaway pacer Brett Lee becoming the latest to congratulate the iconic Indian. Yuvraj discharged from hospital, can't wait to be back
Yuvraj Singh on Sunday was discharged from hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy to recover from a rare germ cell cancer in Boston, USA.
March 17, 2012
Cricket South Africa suspends Majola
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has suspended its chief executive Gerald Majola even as its Brand and Corporate Relations Manager Kass Naidoo became the latest senior staff member to tender her resignation.
India face tough task against arch-rivals Pakistan
Stung by the upset defeat against minnows Bangladesh, India will be under immense pressure when they go into their must-win last Asia Cup league match against arch-rivals Pakistan in Mirpur with bowling in the slog overs continuing to be a big worry.
'Philander, Steyn put pressure on the batsmen'
South Africa's crushing nine-wicket victory over New Zealand to win the second Test inside three days on Saturday was achieved by three 20-minute periods of superb pace bowling and their tail contributing a valuable 165 runs when they were in deep trouble.
South Africa crush New Zealand in Hamilton Test
Vernon Philander bagged six wickets, for a match haul of ten, as South Africa wrapped up a nine-wicket victory that gives them a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Doherty spins Aus to opening win over Windies
Australia spinner Xavier Doherty took four wickets to lead the visitors to a 64-run victory over the West Indies in the first one-day international of their five-match series in Kingstown, St Vincent, on Friday.
March 16, 2012
Tendulkar gets 100th century, but India lose
Sachin Tendulkar created history on Friday by becoming the first batsman to score 100 international centuries, but Bangladesh spoilt his party by scoring an upset five-wicket victory over India to open wide the Asia Cup tournament in Mirpur, Dhaka, on Friday.
SLC pays Lankan cricketers' outstanding wages
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has settled in full the outstanding wages of the international cricketers after almost a year. South Africa take command of second Test vs NZ
South Africa grabbed the second Test against New Zealand by the scruff of the neck on Friday, reducing the hosts to 65 for four at the close of the second day's play at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
March 15, 2012
Pakistan thrash Lanka, enter Asia Cup final
Pakistan produced a clinical display to beat Sri Lanka by six wickets and storm into the final of the Asia Cup. Their second successive victory put them in the final of the tournament for the first time in 12 years.
Kiwis hit back after SA bowlers strike
Chris Martin struck back for New Zealand with two quick wickets to leave South Africa on 27 for 2 at the close of play on a rain-hit first day in the second Test in Hamilton on Thursday after the hosts' middle order had collapsed.
Khan steps down as head; turmoil in CSA
Cricket South Africa plunged into turmoil after its acting president AK Khan and the chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee John Blair stepped down from their posts in the wake of a damning inquiry report of financial mismanagement in CSA.
March 14, 2012
Dhoni-Sehwag rift settled, says Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virender Sehwag have settled their difference of opinion.
Mathews ruled out of Asia Cup due to calf injury
Sri Lanka's fast-bowling all-rounder Shaminda Eranga was named as replacement for Angelo Mathews, who had been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup tournament due to a calf injury.
Ponting gets the nod for Aussies' West Indies tour
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, dropped from the One-day team last month, was included in the Test squad for the tour of West Indies on Wednesday.
March 13, 2012
McMillan frustrated by 'idle speculation' on fixing
This is not the first time that match-fixing rumours have done the rounds and former New Zealand cricketer Craig McMillan has told Indian bookmakers to 'put up or shut up', following the recent allegations against Kiwi players.
Asia Cup: India open campaign with emphatic win over Lanka
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir cracked sparkling centuries as defending champions India launched their campaign in the Asia Cup tournament with a comfortable 50-run victory over Sri lanka in Mirpur, on Tuesday.
Bollywood actress to sue paper over match-fixing story
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has dismissed a Sunday Times report that it will investigate a 2011 World Cup semi-final for match-fixing while a Bollywood actress said she would sue the newspaper for using what she said was her picture with the story.
March 12, 2012
No need to investigate Ind-Pak WC tie: ICC
Reacting sharply to a British newspaper claim that the India-Pakistan semi-final in the 2011 cricket World Cup may have been fixed, the ICC dismissed the claim as "spurious".
Shukla stars as Bengal beat Mumbai for Hazare Trophy
All-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla hit a magnificent century to single-handedly guide Bengal to a six-wicket victory over Mumbai in the final of the Vijay Hazare tournament in Delhi on Monday. ICC should put its house in order: Gooch on fixing
England's batting coach and former captain, Graham Gooch has asked the ICC to take some serious measures to cleanse the sport from the menace of match-fixing. New Zealand dismiss fixing claims as "baseless"
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Monday rubbished a newspaper report that some of its players were involved in match-fixing, terming the allegations as "baseless" and "irresponsible".
March 11, 2012
Pakistan edge past Bangladesh in Asia Cup cliffhanger
Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed struck half centuries but it was Umar Gul's late blows towards the end that lifted Pakistan to 262-8 in the opening match of the Asia Cup against Bangladesh in Mirpur.
Akram hails Dravid's ability to perform under pressure
After Rahul Dravid called it a day from international cricket, Pakistan's fast bowling legend Wasim Akram admired the Indian batting great's ability to perform under pressure with his flawless technique and confidence. ICC to investigate fresh fixing claims
The International Cricket Council is all set to launch an inquiry into a report in the Sunday Times, which claimed that the Indian bookmakers are fixing the results of England county games and international fixtures. Rain washes out final day in first SA v NZ Test
Heavy overnight rain and persistent showers throughout Sunday washed out the final day's play of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand at University Oval in Dunedin.
March 10, 2012
Allegations of fund embezzlement against former JKCA officials
Police on Friday registered a case against two former officials of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) following allegations of misappropriation of funds, received by the body from the BCCI. Hazare Trophy: Mumbai drub Delhi; to meet Bengal in final
In what turned out to be a complete mismatch, Mumbai on Saturday trounced a hapless Delhi by 140 runs and advanced to the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. CA's trophy that was never handed to Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar's much awaited ton-of-tons has not only left his fans world over in anticipation, but it has also made Cricket Australia to wait arduously, as it intended to present the Indian batsman with a memento on reaching the historic feat.
IPL 5: Smith replaces Marsh in Pune squad
Australian all-rounder Steven Smith has replaced compatriot Mitchell Marsh in the Pune Warriors India squad for IPL-5, which kicks off on April 4. Australia experience gives rivals edge, says Misbah
The tough experience that India and Sri Lanka went through in Australia in their recent tour will give them an advantage over their rivals in the Asia Cup, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said on Saturday.
McCullum, Taylor keep Kiwi's hope alive against SA
Captain Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum kept New Zealand's slim hopes of scoring 401 runs to beat South Africa in the first Test alive after they helped the hosts reach 137 for two at the close of the fourth day's play at University Oval in Dunedin on Saturday. Team India leaves for Asia Cup
The Indian squad, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, left by a morning flight to Bangladesh capital Dhaka to take part in the four-nation 11th Asia Cup starting on Sunday.
March 09, 2012
Majola should face possible criminal charges: Committee
Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola should face possible criminal charges and be suspended for accepting and distributing unauthorised bonuses, an inquiry committee set up by the government recommended on Friday. Dravid should have retired after England tour: Ganguly
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly feels that Rahul Dravid should have retired after his brilliant Test series in England and said the decision did not come as a surprise.
Dravid irreplaceable, cannot be matched: N Srinivasan
BCCI president N Srinivasan described Rahul Dravid, who announced retirement from all forms of cricket, as 'irreplaceable' and a role model for youngsters to emulate.
Smith, Kallis tons puts South Africa in charge
South Africa skipper Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis both scored centuries and combined for a 200-run partnership as the tourists virtually batted New Zealand out of the first Test.
Bangladesh recall Tamim after fitness row
Fit-again opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, at the centre of a selection row earlier this week, was recalled to the Bangladesh squad on Thursday for the four-nation Asia Cup that starts at the weekend.
March 08, 2012
Skipper Jayawardene hails Sri Lanka's fighting spirit
Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene was proud of his team even though it lost the Commonwealth Bank one-day tri-series to Australia in Adelaide.
There can be no other cricketer like Dravid: Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar paid rich tributes to Rahul Dravid, who is expected to announce his retirement from international cricket tomorrow, saying there can be "no other" cricketer like him. Australia fined for slow over-rate
Australia were fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 16-run win over Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI of the best-of-three finals of the tri-series in Adelaide. McKay takes five as Australia clinch Tri-series
Clint McKay took five wickets as Australia's bowlers suffocated Sri Lanka's normally free-scoring batsmen to wrap up the One-day International Tri-series with a 16-run victory in the third and deciding final at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Test in balance as NZ take slim lead
Debutant wicketkeeper Kruger van Wyk and former captain Daniel Vettori staged a middle order fightback to help New Zealand establish a slim first innings lead at the close of play on the second day of the first Test against South Africa on Thursday. Dravid set to quit Test cricket on Friday
The former India captain, who is the second highest run getter in Tests with 13288 run matches in 164 matches, will announce the decision in Bangalore, on Friday.
Australia captain Clarke to miss West Indies ODIs
Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the first part of the upcoming tour of West Indies because of a hamstring injury.
March 07, 2012
Hazare Trophy: Delhi set up semis date with Mumbai
Delhi eased their way into the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Railways by seven wickets in a quarter-final match, in Delhi, on Wednesday. Delhi will play Mumbai in the semi-final, on March 10. Hazare Trophy: Bipul steers Punjab past Hyderabad
Punjab rode on Bipul Sharma's all-round effort and opener Chandan Madan's 79 to score a five-wicket victory over Hyderabad and sail into the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament in Delhi on Wednesday. Woolf report needs study: ICC CEC
The ICC Chief Executives' Committee has decided that the Woolf report, which proposed changes in the governance structure of the world body, and rejected by the BCCI, requires detailed study by Member Boards first before any discussion on it. Owais Shah to replace Warne in Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals have signed England batsman Owais Shah as a replacement for Shane Warne, who has retired from all professional cricket. Higher base price for BCCI broadcast rights
The BCCI's Marketing Committee, which met in Mumbai on Wednesday, has kept the base price at Rs 31.25 crore plus one crore (Rs 32.25 crore) per international game for A category and Rs 33 crore plus one crore (Rs 34 crore) per game for B category. Uthappa in squad for South Africa T20
Karnataka's hard-hitting batsman Robin Uthappa was included in the Indian team for the one-off Twenty20 international against South Africa, to be played in Johannesburg, on March 30. The match is being staged to commemorate 150 years of Indians' settlement in South Africa. Martin triple strike puts NZ on top
Medium fast bowler Chris Martin grabbed three wickets in four balls after tea to seize the momentum for New Zealand as the hosts reduced South Africa to 191 for seven at the close of the opening day of the first Test.
Australia captain Clarke ruled out of third final
In a big setback to Australia, skipper Michael Clarke and fast bowler James Pattinson have been ruled out of the series-deciding tri-series final against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
March 06, 2012
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Bengal, Mumbai make it to semis
Buoyed by his India call-up, speedster Ashok Dinda continued his superb form in the domestic circuit as his five-wicket haul helped Bengal beat Madhyra Pradesh by 15 runs in the quarter-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy being played at the Palam ground. IPL: Delhi Daredevils launch official song
Delhi Daredevils today launched its new official song Munday Dilli Ke to herald the upcoming season of the India Premier League, that kicks off on April 4. Chris Cairns sues Modi in London court
Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns has sued former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi in a London court claiming that his career was turned into "dust" because of the latter's tweet accusing him of corruption.
ICC fines Jayawardene for breaching Code of Conduct
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has been fined 10 percent of his match fee for arguing with the umpires during the second final of the best-of-the-three finals of tri-series against Australia in Adelaide.
Bangladesh recall Mortaza for Asia Cup
Former captain Mashrafe bin Moratza has been recalled to the 14-man Bangladesh squad for the Asia Cup cricket tournament to be held in Dhaka from March 11 to 22.
SA aim to whitewash New Zealand for No 1 Test status
South Africa will be aiming to carry the winning momentum from their ODI series into the three-Test series against New Zealand starting in Dunedin on, as it will earn them the status of the No. 1 Test ranked side in the world in the ICC Test Championship table. Adelaide ODI: Dilshan stars as Sri Lanka thrash Australia
Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed a strokeful 106 as Sri Lanka spanked Australia by eight wickets in the second final of the tri-series in Adelaide on Tuesday to level the best-of-three tri-series finals 1-1.
West Indies board shocked by Morton's death
West Indies Cricket Board president Julian Hunte has led the tributes to former international batsman Runako Morton, who was killed in a car crash on Sunday.
March 05, 2012
Harbhajan all-round show takes Punjab to quarters
Skipper Harbhajan Singh led from the front with a remarkable all-round effort to take Punjab to the quarter-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy after a thrilling two-wicket win over Maharashtra in New Delhi. IPL: Railways' 'keeper Rawat joins Pune Warriors
Railways wicketkeeper-batsman Mahesh Rawat on Monday signed in favour of Sahara Pune Warriors for the upcoming fifth edition of the Indian Premier League. Kallis to make donation to Yuvraj Singh Foundation
Long-serving Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has announced that he will make a special donation to the Yuvraj Singh Foundation.
Deccan Chargers add five uncapped players for IPL 5
Deccan Chargers have added five cricketers -- Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Atchuta Rao, Syed Ahmed Quadri, Veer Pratap Singh and Sneha Kishore -- to their list of players for the fifth season of Indian Premier League. Micromax named title sponsors of Asia Cup
Micromax Informatics Limited has bagged the title sponsorship for Asia Cup cricket tournament for the second consecutive year. Former WI opener Runako Morton dies in a road accident
West Indies cricketer Runako Morton was killed in a road accident on Sunday night when he lost control of his car and hit a pole.
Sports psychologist Webster roped in by KKR
Seventy-two-year-old sports psychologist Dr Rudi Webster, who worked with World Cup-winning West Indies captain Clive Lloyd in the 1970's, is set to help Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming IPL season 5 beginning on April 4. India to play one-off T20 in SA to mark milestone
India are set to take on South Africa in a one-off Twenty20 International on March 30 in Johannesburg to commemorate the 150 years of settlement of Indians in that country, it has been learnt. 'Why should we pay heed to Chappell's views on Sachin?'
Bishen Singh Bedi, former captain of the Indian cricket team, hit out Ian Chappel, Imran Khan and other cricketers who have been demanding that Sachin Tendulkar opt out of One-day cricket.
March 04, 2012
Ranji cricketer Bhikane dies in road accident
Maharashtra's young cricketer Kishor Bhikane, 25, was on Sunday killed in a road accident while another player Abhilash Lokhande sustained serious injuries, police said. Groin injury makes Warner doubtful for second final
Explosive opener David Warner is doubtful for the second final against Sri Lanka on Tuesday after injuring his groin during his career-best 163-run knock in the first in Brisbane.
PCB confirms Whatmore's appointment
The Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed the appointment of Australia's Dav Whatmore as their new head coach of the national team for the next two years.
Team India makes a quiet return
India's vanquished cricketers returned home after a demoralising tour of Australia during which they were whitewashed in the Test series and proved no good in the ODI tri-series that followed. Warner's ton lifts Aus to victory in first final
David Warner cracked a scintillating 163 as Australia warded off a dramatic Sri Lankan late-order fightback to snatch a thrilling 15-run victory in the first final of the tri-series in Brisbane.
'100th ton has made Tendulkar desperate'
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell says Sachin Tendulkar should now introspect whether he is playing cricket for the right reasons.
March 03, 2012
Asia Cup: Misbah to lead Pak, Shoaib Malik dropped
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has retained Misbah-ul-Haq as captain for this month's Asia Cup while Shoaib Malik, Imran Farhat and Adnan Akmal did not make the 15-man squad for the tournament.
Asia Cup: Sri Lanka axe Herath, recall Lakmal
Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been dropped from Sri Lanka's 14-member squad for the Asia Cup, to be held in Dhaka from March 11 to 22.
South Africa sweep New Zealand ODI series
Paceman Marchant de Lange picked up four wickets on his One-day International debut as South Africa completed a 3-0 clean sweep against New Zealand with a five-wicket victory in the third and final ODI in Auckland on Saturday.
Ponting hopes ODI axing extends Test career
Dumped from the One-day squad, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting said it might actually help him prolong his Test career as he would be able to maintain the highest fitness levels.
Unpaid Sri Lankan stars continue to work hard
Sri Lankan cricketers, who have punched much above their weight by reaching the finals of the ongoing ODI tri-series by ousting India, will not get a single penny for these matches even after the release of their outstanding payments dating back to last year's World Cup.
Twenty20 league expected next year in United States
A professional Twenty20 cricket league is scheduled to start in the United States next year, the chief executive of Cricket Holdings America LLC (CHALLC) Keith Wyness said.
March 02, 2012
Whatmore set to join Pakistan team as coach
Australian Dav Whatmore is all set to become Pakistan's the fourth foreign cricket coach as the Australian arrived in Lahore on Friday to sign a contract with the PCB.
Ryder retains NZ contract despite alcohol incident
New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has retained his New Zealand Cricket contract despite his latest off-field indiscretions which have led to a one-match international ban.
BCCI marketing committee to meet on March 7
The BCCI's marketing committee headed by Dr Farooq Abdullah will meet here on March 7 to decide on floating tenders for finding a new broadcast partner for international and domestic cricket ties hosted by the Board in the 2012-13 season. Australia's Christian takes hat-trick against Sri Lanka
Australia all-rounder Dan Christian secured the 31st one-day international hat-trick in a Tri-series match against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.
Nicol, Ellis in NZ Test squad to face South Africa
Batsman Rob Nicol and all-rounder Andrew Ellis were included in New Zealand's squad for the first of three home Tests against South Africa, while captain Ross Taylor returned after a calf muscle injury. India exit after SL beat Australia at MCG
Sri Lanka beat Australia by nine runs to book a berth in the tri-series finals in Melbourne on Friday. Chasing Sri Lanka's modest total of 238, the home side was bundled out for 229 in 49.1 overs.
'Amir will not appeal to CAS against five-year ban'
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a five-year ban for his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal, an International Cricket Council (ICC) spokesman said on Thursday. Gayle not in Windies squad, board to meet Jamaica PM
Former West Indies captain Chris Gayle has been left out of their preliminary squad for the limited overs series against Australia in the Caribbean as the Jamaican's row with the regional cricket board rumbles on.
March 01, 2012
Sehwag out because of shoulder injury or back spasms?
Virender Sehwag's omission from the squad for the Asia Cup took a curious turn on Thursday, with a media report claiming that the opener had requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India for rest because of back spasms.
It is for Sachin to decide when to retire: Kapil
Former India captain Kapil Dev has said it is up to Sachin Tendulkar to decide when to bid adieu to the game as there is no fixed age for a cricketer to call it a day.
PCB revamp selection committee, Qasim named chief
Former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim will head a revamped Pakistan national selection committee after the One-day series defeat to England last month, officials said on Thursday. PCB backs Aamir, labels him national asset
PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf backed disgraced paceman Mohammad Aamir by declaring him a national asset and hinted that the Board may help the young fast bowler in returning to the international fold.
Ryder, Bracewell receive bans for boozing, squabbling
New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder and paceman Doug Bracewell have been handed one-match bans for going out drinking while recovering from injury and being goaded into a verbal slanging match with a patron at a local pub.
Saxena, Das among four domestic players to join KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders signed up four domestic players, including two from Bengal for the upcoming IPL season five, starting on April 4. Lee confirms his availability despite broken foot
Despite his right foot still broken and is causing him a lot of pain, Australian speedster Brett Lee has said that he would not like to sit out of the Friday's tri-series match against Sri Lanka at the MCG.
Yuvraj completes second cycle of chemotherapy
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has completed the second cycle of chemotherapy, continuing his recovery from a rare germ cell cancer in Boston.
February 29, 2012
Delhi Daredevils acquire Ross Taylor from Rajasthan Royals
New Zealand captain Ross Taylor will move from Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Daredevils for the fifth edition of Indian Premier League.
Amla guides South Africa to one-day series win over NZ
Hashim Amla missed out on a 10th century but still guided South Africa to a comfortable six-wicket victory over New Zealand in their second one-day international in Napier on Wednesday, sealing the series with a game to spare.
Sehwag, Zaheer rested; Tendulkar in Asia Cup squad
Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar was included in the 15-member Indian squad, but the struggling Virender Sehwag was given a rest for the Asia Cup tournament to be played in Bangladesh next month.
Harris, Starc out of Australia ODI squad for WI
Quick bowlers Ryan Harris and Mitchell Starc were left out of Australia's one-day squad for next month's tour of the West Indies on Wednesday.
February 28, 2012
Has to be the best innings of my career: Kohli
Virat Kohli, whose unbeaten 133 guided India to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in a crunch tri-series match in Hobart on Tuesday, termed his 86-ball knock the best of his international career.
Yuvraj congratulates Kohli on match-winning knock
Yuvraj Singh, recovering in the United States from a malignant tumour between his lungs, congratulated Virat Kohli on his stupendous unbeaten knock of 133, which helped India beat Sri Lanka in Hobart and stay in the hunt for a place in the finals of the ODI tri-series in Australia. The senior batsman in jest also advised Kohli to have 'cheeky shake' for recovery after he scored 133 off only 86 balls. India overhaul SL's 320 in 36.4 overs to stay alive
Virat Kohli blasted an unbeaten 133 as India scored an incredible victory over Sri Lanka, chasing down a mammoth 320 in only 36.4 overs, to rekindle their hopes of making it to the final of the tri-series, in Hobart, on Tuesday.
Fit-again James Pattinson gets Australia recall
Fast bowler James Pattinson, who took two five-wicket hauls in his first four Tests last year, was called into the Australia squad for the remainder of the Tri-series against Sri Lanka and India on Tuesday.
'There are no questions regarding Viru's captaincy'
Virender Sehwag's sharp dip in form has been a cause of concern for the Indian team management but as far as Delhi Daredevils' director of coaching TA Sekar is concerned, the senior batsman is still an automatic choice as the captain.
Abu Dhabi T20: England beat Pakistan, win series 2-1
Captain Stuart Broad and Jade Dernbech held their nerve in the closing overs to bowl England to a five-run victory and a 2-1 series win over Pakistan in the final Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
February 27, 2012
I want to make it to the Indian team for the Asia Cup: Pujara
The 24-year-old Saurashtra batsman says he's back to full fitness and confident of regaining his place in the Indian team.
Brand Tendulkar not affected by failures in Australia
World Sport Group, which manages Sachin Tendulkar's brand endorsements since the last five-six years, say the maestro is beyond the game for his value to be affected by temporary loss of form.
Pune Warriors get Dinda, Hopes from Delhi Daredevils
Pacer Ashok Dinda and Australian all-rounder James Hopes will play for Pune Warriors in the fifth edition of the coming Indian Premier League. The aforesaid players have been transferred from Delhi Daredevils. We can see desperation from Indians now: Warner
Taking a dig at the struggling Indian team, Australian opener David Warner said that there disappointment at the two controversial umpiring decisions during Sunday's ODI match was a sign of "desperation".
South African Levi joins Mumbai Indians
South African T20 sensation Richard Levi was signed by Mumbai Indians as a replacement for former Australian batsman Andrew Symonds, for the fifth edition of Indian Premier League 2012.
Lee claims innocence over Tendulkar run-out
Lambasted by Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Australian pacer Brett Lee has asserted that he did not block Sachin Tendulkar 'on purpose' during the Indian batsman's controversial run-out in the crucial tri-series ODI in Sydney.
Bangladesh police arrest Pakistani man over spot-fixing
A Pakistani has been questioned by police over his suspected involvement in spot-fixing during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 tournament, a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official said on Sunday.
February 26, 2012
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Yusuf scores ton as Baroda register win
All-rounder Yusuf Pathan scored a blistering century as Baroda defeated Saurashtra by 52 runs to register their first win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Mumbai on Sunday. Dhoni unhappy with umpiring in Sydney ODI
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni slammed the umpiring standard in Sunday's tri-series match against Australia, saying that the two debatable decision should have gone in India's favour.
Cairns libel case against Modi to start March 5
Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns' libel suit against sacked Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi will come up for hearing in the London High Court on March 5. Warne in Oz cricket Hall of Fame
Spin legend Shane Warne will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the annual Allan Border Medal ceremony, where current skipper Michael Clarke is expected to make a clean-sweep of the top honours on Monday night.
Sydney ODI: Australia thrash India by 87 runs, in final
India's batting floundered miserably again to give Australia a massive 87-run victory in the tri-series ODI match in Sydney on Sunday and only a miracle can now help the beleaguered team to qualify for the finals.
Spirit of Cricket debate rises again with India at centre
The spirit of cricket debate was reignited once again at the ongoing ODI tri-series and it was India at the centre of it all yet again.
Tendulkar gets honorary life membership of SCG
Iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday became the first overseas player to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Wade recalls battle with cancer in teenage
As Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh battles cancer, here is a story of hope he can take inspiration from.
Bairstow, Finn help England level Pak T20 series
Jonny Bairstow and Steven Finn inspired England to a 38-run victory over Pakistan in Dubai on Saturday to level the three-match series of Twenty20 internationals at 1-1.
February 25, 2012
Clarke doubtful for Sunday's clash against India
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has been rendered doubtful for Sunday's crucial tri-series ODI match against India, a media report said on Saturday.
PCB to question banned pace bowler Amir
Pakistan cricket authorities plan to question banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir following his return home on Sunday from Britain after serving a jail sentence for corruption.
'No dissension, no communication gap in dressing room'
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday asserted that there was neither any dissension nor any communication gap in the dressing room but conceded that such reports at times create a brief awkwardness among the players.
De villiers century guides South Africa to win
South African captain AB de Villiers anchored his side's run chase as they beat New Zealand by six wickets at Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in their three-match One-day international series.
T20 star Richard Levi likely to represent Mumbai Indians
South African opener Richard Levi, who grabbed the headlines hitting the fastest ever century in T20 internationals, in all likelihood will be playing for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.
February 24, 2012
Our execution with the ball wasn't good: Clarke
Australia captain Michael Clarke expressed unhappiness with his bowlers after the three-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in Hobart on Friday. Despite posting a competitive 280 on the board in the league match of the ongoing ODI tri-series the Aussies ended up on the losing side.
Team India urges media to be positive
Stung by widespread reports of a rift within the Indian team in Australia, the beleaguered squad's media manager G S Walia urged the media to move ahead and focus on the positives. Pujara's focus on domestic ODIs and India berth
Cheteshwar Pujara will take it step by step to reclaim his lost berth in the Indian squad, focusing on helping Saurashtra qualify for the One-day Inter Zonals for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
India have arduous task after Sri Lanka stun Aus
Young Peter Forrest scored his maiden ODI hundred, but Sri Lanka overhauled Australia's total of 280 to win the tri-series match by three wickets.
Starc hopes for a recall to the tri-series final
Australia's left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc hopes that his current form for New South Wales will help him get back into Australia's One-day squad before the tri-series final.
Dubai T20: Gul takes Pakistan home
Pakistan defeated England by eight runs in the first of three T20 Internationals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Chasing a modest target of 145, the visitors managed only 136 for six. Umar Gul was the pick of the Pakistan bowlers with figures of three for 18.
February 23, 2012
BCCI tells Dhoni, Sehwag to ensure team unity
The Board of Control for Cricket in India stepped in to bring about harmony in the Indian cricket team in Australia, telling skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and vice-captain Virender Sehwag to ensure cordiality prevails. Nobody available to replace Tendulkar, says Vengsarkar
Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar slammed suggestions in the media and Kapil Dev's view that Sachin Tendulkar should quit one-day cricket, saying that the master batsman needs no advice on the issue.
Railways' keeper Rawat sets Nat mark with 7 catches
Railways wicketkeeper Mahesh Rawat set a national record in List A matches as he pouched seven catches during his team's match against Madhya Pradesh in the Central Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare competition at the VCA Stadium in Jamtha on Thursday. Railways dismissed MP for a paltry 48 and then won comfortably by nine wickets. Langers lauds Australia's 'perform or perish' policy
Former Australia opener Justin Langer said it is good to see that a selection culture that rewarded mediocrity has ended.
Sacking Ponting was 'tough', says Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke said he was partly responsible for the sacking of former skipper Ricky Ponting from the One-Day squad.
February 22, 2012
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Mumbai beat Baroda in opening match
Hosts Mumbai kicked off their campaign in the West Zone Vijay Hazare Trophy One-day tournament by defeating Baroda by four wickets in a low-scoring game at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. 5 foreign players: Sahara needs consent of franchises
The IPL Governing Council has asked Sahara Pune Warriors to obtain the consent of all the franchises to field five foreign players in the fifth edition of the T20 tournament. SA clinch T20 thriller to win NZ series
South Africa clinched the Twenty20 international series against New Zealand after Marchant de Lange claimed two wickets in an eventful final over to seal a thrilling three-run victory in the third and final match in Auckland on Wednesday.
'Ponting should have retired after Adelaide Test'
Former Australian paceman Geoff Lawson feels Ricky Ponting is self-indulgent and says the batsman should have announced his retirement from after the Adelaide Test against India last month. India, SA in contention to finish as No. 2 side
Even as the cut-off date for announcing the best team draws closer, the battle for the number two spot in the ICC ODI Championship gets interesting with India, South Africa and Sri Lanka emerging as contenders. Pietersen leads England to series sweep
Kevin Pietersen's second successive century led England to a four-wicket victory over Pakistan and a series whitewash after the fourth and final one-day international in Dubai on Tuesday.
Sehwag, Tendulkar too 'slow' for ODIs?
Is the presence of the out-of-form seniors affecting the Indian team's performance in the tri-series?
February 21, 2012
SL commentator Ranil Abeynaike dies
Renowned cricket commentator, Ranil Abeynaike of Sri Lanka passed away at a private hospital in Colombo following a severe heart attack, his family informed on Tuesday. India crash to SL after top order batting flops
India's tri-series campaign was thrown into disarray as they slipped to the bottom of the points table after losing to a rejuvenated Sri Lanka by 51 runs in another one-sided encounter in Brisbane on Tuesday.
Agarkar still harbours hopes of making India comeback
He might have been off the national selectors' radar for more than four years, but Mumbai paceman Ajit Agarkar has not lost hope of making a comeback into the Indian team at some point in the future.
Like Ponting, should Sachin quit ODIs? Have your say
Following Ricky Ponting's decision to retire from ODIs should Sachin Tendulkar also quit the One-day game? Have your say.
ICC says Pakistani Kaneria not clear to play
Danish Kaneria will be called before the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) integrity committee to explain his involvement in a spot-fixing probe that saw former Essex team mate Mervyn Westfield jailed.
Ponting says one-day international career is over
Ricky Ponting, Australia's most successful one-day cricketer, accepted that his limited overs international career was over on Tuesday but said he wanted to continue in Test cricket and hoped to play in the 2013 Ashes.
February 20, 2012
Tendulkar wins ESPNcricinfo Test batting award
Iconic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has bagged the fifth ESPNcricinfo best batting performance award in Tests, beating the likes of compatriot Rahul Dravid and Australia skipper Michael Clarke. Tendulkar, whose 146 at Cape Town in 2011 came under testing conditions and in the face of sublime swing bowling by Dale Steyn, was the No 1 choice of seven jurors of 11 who had him in their top three. Sehwag set to lead India against Lanka on Tuesday
Virender Sehwag is set to lead the Indian team in the absence of regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni when they take on Sri Lanka in a tri-series match in Brisbane on Tuesday.
Ponting dropped, Watson returns to One-day squad
Ricky Ponting was dropped from the Australia team because of poor form on Monday with selectors indicating a possible end to the career of the second most prolific batsmen of all time in One-Day Internationals.
Kiwis recall Franklin, Ryder for SA ODIs
New Zealand have named all-rounder James Franklin along with big-hitting Jesse Ryder and paceman Andy McKay in a 14-man squad for the Blackcaps' three-match One-Day International series at home against South Africa starting on Saturday.
Tendulkar to have precautionary MRI scan
Senior Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar is likely to go for a precautionary MRI scan on Monday after he was hit on his head by a sharp lifting delivery from Brett Lee while batting in the tri-series match against Australia in Brisbane on Sunday.
Pakistan players set for pay boost in new contracts
Pakistan's contracted players are set to get a pay boost from their cricket board when the new central contracts list is announced next month for 2012, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief operating officer Subham Ahmad said.
February 19, 2012
Gooch gets full-time job as England batting coach
Former Test captain Graham Gooch was appointed England's full-time batting coach on Saturday. Stats: Highest international Twenty20 scores
List of highest international Twenty20 scores after South Africa's Richard Levi scored 117 not out in his side's eight-wicket victory over New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday. Richard Levi smashes the fastest T20 century
Opening batsman Richard Levi took advantage of the small boundaries at Seddon Park to blast a world record 13 sixes and guide South Africa to an eight wicket win over New Zealand to level their Twenty20 series in Hamilton on Sunday.
Whatmore to take over as Pak coach next month
Australian Dav Whatmore will take over as the head coach of Pakistan's cricket team next month with the Asia Cup in Bangladesh being his first assignment.
ICC turns down PCB's invitation to attend security briefings
The ICC has turned down an invitation by the Pakistan Cricket Board to attend the briefings planned for the visiting security delegation of the Bangladesh Cricket Board early next month in Islamabad. Australia thrash hapless India by 110 runs
Ben Hilfenhaus took five wickets as Australia's pacemen ripped through India's top order to secure an emphatic 110-run victory in the one-day Tri-series on a steamy night at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday.
Out or not out? Third umpire causes confusion
It was a comedy of errors which Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not find funny at all.
Pietersen century helps England win ODI series
Kevin Pietersen hit his first ODI century for more than three years to steer England to a nine-wicket win over Pakistan Saturday to help them secure an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.
February 18, 2012
Court issues NBW against Azharrudin in cheque bounce case
A Delhi court on Saturday issued non-bailable warrant against former Indian captain and Congress MP Mohd Azharrudin for his repeated failure to appear before it in connection with a cheque bounce case.
Ganguly to lead in Vijay Hazare trophy
Fighting to keep himself in shape ahead of the IPL, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly will lead Bengal's challenge in the upcoming domestic one-dayers for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Mumbai Indians add five uncapped players for IPL V
Mumbai Indians today added five cricketers -- Apoorva Wankhede, Sujit Nayak, Rahul Shukla, Kuldeep Yadav and Sushant Marathe -- to their list of players for the fifth season of Indian Premier League, commencing on April 4. Kaneria vows to clear his name in spot-fixing scandal
Under the cloud of spot-fixing controversy, Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has vowed to do everything in his control to get his name cleared in the scandal, which has led to the jail sentence of county bowler Mervyn Westfield.
Sri Lanka says secures funds to pay players
A Sri Lankan bank has agreed to release 600 million Sri Lanka rupees ($5.07 million) to the country's cash-strapped cricket board to pay its salary-starved players, according to the sports ministry. BCCI Technical panel against neutral Ranji venues
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's Technical Committee is not in favour of hosting Ranji Trophy games at neutral venues and wants the existing 'home and away' format to continue for the next season.
February 17, 2012
Former Essex player Westfield jailed for spot-fixing
English cricketer Mervyn Westfield was on Friday jailed for four months for his role in the spot-fixing scandal. He claims to have been lured into the scam by former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria.
Australian pacer Harris mulls Test retirement
Australian pacer Ryan Harris is considering retirement from Test cricket as chronic injuries are taking a toll on his body.
BCCI Technical Committee backs use of lights in Tests
The Technical Committee of the Cricket Board, headed by Sourav Ganguly, has recommended usage of floodlights during Test matches played in India. Kaneria implicated in English spot-fix case
Pakistan international spinner Danish Kaneria was named in court on Friday as being involved in a spot-fixing scam that led to the trial of a former English county cricketer, AFP reports.
Aakash Chopra for sweeping changes in domestic structure
Former India opener Aakash Chopra believes that the "meaningless" tournaments like Duleep and Deodhar trophies should be done away with to improve the domestic cricket structure of the country.
Karnail stadium barred from hosting Ranji matches
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's senior tournament committee has recommended that the Karnail Singh stadium in Delhi be barred from hosting cricket matches in 2012-13 following adverse reports from match referees over the pitch conditions during fixtures held earlier this season. Sri Lanka trounce Aus for first win in tri-series
A clinical Sri Lanka rode on captain Mahela Jayawardene's unbeaten half century to beat Australia by eight wickets in a rain-affected match and register their first victory in the cricket tri-series at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
Guptill continues to plunder runs as NZ beat SA
Martin Guptill continued his rich run of form as he scored 78 not out to help New Zealand to a six-wicket victory over South Africa in their Twenty20 international at Wellington Regional Stadium on Friday.
Injured Clarke to miss match against India
Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss his second successive tri-series match after being ruled out of Sunday's fixture against India because of his hamstring injury.
We have not bent any rules: IPL chairman
BCCI is pleased to have sorted out all the issues with the Sahara Group but insisted that they have not bent rules and the matter has been resolved within the framework of rules and regulations.
IPL: Pietersen confident of good season for Delhi Daredevils
English batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has been transfered to Delhi Daredevils for the fifth edition of the IPL, said he was delighted to make a comeback to the cash-rich tournament and hoped that his new franchisee would regain its lost consistency in the upcoming season.
February 16, 2012
Sahara against IPL player retention
Sahara Group chairman Subrata Roy, who reached a compromise with the Board of Control for Cricket in India to pave the way for Pune Warriors' participation in the IPL, has demanded an open auction without any player retention to make the cash-rich Twenty20 league more entertaining. Sahara-BCCI stand-off over; Pune Warriors for IPL
The stand-off between Sahara India and the Board of Control for Cricket in India ended on Thursday, with the former reversing its decision to pull out of the Indian Premier League. After extensive discussions over the past few days Sahara announced that its franchise, Pune Warriors, will take part in the fifth edition of the IPL.
Andrew Symonds hangs up his boots
Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Thursday. Symonds, who was signed up by Mumbai Indians last season for US $850,000, said he would not be able to take part in this year's Indian Premier League because his wife is due to give birth to his first child.
'Haddin's omission lacked clarity'
Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin understood he was not being rested from One-day duty after a poor Test series against India and selectors could have handled his omission better, according to the players' association chief Paul Marsh.
Yuvi positive after tumour 'almost out of his system'
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has revealed that the malignant lung tumour, for which he is undergoing chemotherapy in the Unites States, is 'almost out of his system' after the first cycle of treatment.
Team India stay away from practice session
The Indian cricket team chose to stay locked inside their hotel rooms, making it the 16th day in the past 64 days of the tour when the players turned their backs on bat and ball. Shoaib Akhtar denies affair with actress Meera
Former Pakistan Test pacer Shoaib Akhtar has once again found himself in a new controversy after actor Meera claimed that she had a year long affair with the speedster, who never appreciated her commitment.
Warner happy to work under Ponting's captaincy
Australian vice-captain David Warner has no qualms playing under Ricky Ponting and says he is enjoying the role he has been assigned at the moment.
BCCI taps cricketing backwaters for bowling options
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is finally looking beyond the traditional powerhouses to boost the team's thin bowling resources. Cook, Finn sink Pakistan again
Alastair Cook scored his second successive century and Steven Finn bagged four wickets as England beat Pakistan by 20 runs in the second ODI in Abu Dhabi.
February 15, 2012
'Selectors should tell Haddin what his future holds'
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has said the national selectors owe an explanation to out of favour wicketkeeper Brad Haddin on whether he has been dropped or rested from the One-day team.
Australia's Harris tired of forced rest
Unhappy at being 'rested' from Australia's next two tri-series ODIs against Sri Lanka and India, pacer Ryan Harris warned that the break could have a negative impact on his bowling as he is not carrying any niggles that have been cited as the reason for it.
'Ponting's appointment as captain doesn't make sense'
Steve Waugh has questioned recalling Ricky Ponting as captain of the Australian One-day team in the absence of the injured Michael Clarke, reflecting widespread confusion in the country about the role of the vice-captain.
February 14, 2012
My wrong call cost us the game, says Dhoni
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday took the blame upon himself saying it was his running out of a well-set Gautam Gambhir that cost his side a win.
Agarkar to lead Mumbai in One-day tournament
Ajit Agarkar was on Tuesday named the captain of Mumbai's One-day team for its forthcoming West Zone one-day campaign to be held from February 22 to 26 in Mumbai.
East Zone win maiden Duleep Trophy title
East Zone kept their date with history as they crushed Central Zone by an innings and 20 runs to win their maiden Duleep Trophy title in an emphatic manner in Indore.
Williamson guides Kiwis to T20 win over Zim
Kane Williamson produced some brilliant placement under pressure to guide New Zealand to a five-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their second Twenty20 international at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday. Kapil wishes Yuvraj speedy recovery
The 30-year-old Yuvraj has been in the US since last month and is currently undergoing chemotherapy at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston. India-Sri Lanka ODI ends in a thrilling tie
India paid the price for leaving too much for the end as their triangular series match against Sri Lanka in Adelaide ended in a nerve-wrecking tie despite captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's last-ditch charge to overhaul the target.
BCCI appoints Dawes as India's bowling coach
Former Australian first-class pacer Joe Dawes will take over as the Indian cricket team's bowling coach after Eric Simons' tenure comes to an end at the completion of the ongoing tour of Australia. Cook, Finn steer England to big win over Pak
Captain Alastair Cook's superb century and Steve Finn's four wickets lifted England to a crushing 130-run victory over Pakistan in the first One-Day International in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
February 13, 2012
Duleep Trophy final: Wriddhiman puts East in command
Wriddhiman Saha continued in his rich vein of form and struck a brilliant 170, which put East Zone in a commanding position against Central Zone at stumps, on the second day of the Duleep Trophy final in Indore, on Monday. Replying to Central's meagre 133, East were all out for 370 in their first innings, a sizeable lead of 237 runs. Too much Christmas time off hurt England: Collingwood
Too much time off over Christmas was probably to blame for England's cricketing failure against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, former captain Paul Collingwood said on Monday.
BCCI rules out inquiry into Test debacle in Aus
India suffered a humiliating 0-4 Test series whitewash against Australia last month and had the dubious distinction of losing eight straight matches overseas, but the Board of Control for Cricket Board, on Monday, ruled out an inquiry into the team's performance on the tour. Injured Clarke to miss Lanka match
Australia captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of Friday's triangular series match against Sri Lanka in Sydney with a right hamstring injury, Cricket Australia said on Monday.
February 12, 2012
Duleep Trophy Day 1: Dinda, Shami help East gain control
Bengal speedsters Ashok Dinda and Mohammed Shami Ahmed bowled at a brisk pace to shot Central Zone out for a paltry 133, on the first day of the Duleep Trophy final at the Holkar Stadium, in Indore on Sunday. BCCI's Working Committee to decide on Sahara dispute
The BCCI on Sunday decided to take all the "outstanding issues" concerning the aggrieved Sahara Group to its Working Committee meeting on Monday which is expected to give finishing touches to a compromise formula aimed at breaking the week-long stalemate. Gambhir hits 92 as India down Australia
Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced a gigantic six in the last over as India broke Australia's stranglehold by snatching a nail-biting four-wicket victory over the hosts.
February 11, 2012
Confusion prevails over Team India's rotation policy
Team India's policy of rotating its three openers, including Sachin Tendulkar, was again thrown into confusion with offspinner R Ashwin saying that he is not aware of the team's selection policy. Positive outcome likely from Sahara-BCCI meeting
The top brass of BCCI and the aggrieved Sahara Group will meet in Mumbai on Sunday in a bid to break the stalemate which prompted the corporate giant to withdraw sponsorship of the Indian cricket team and also pull out of the IPL. T20: Guptill's form continues as NZ beat Zimbabwe
Martin Guptill continued his rich vein of form against Zimbabwe as he scored 91 not out to help New Zealand beat the visitors by seven wickets at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday in the first of their two Twenty20 internationals.
Afridi, Younis help Pakistan down Afghanistan
All-rounder Shahid Afridi took five wickets while Younis Khan and Imran Farhat both hit half-centuries as Pakistan beat Afghanistan by seven wickets in the day-night international in Sharjah on Friday.
February 10, 2012
Mathews heroics in vain as Aus edge Lanka
Sri Lanka, riding on the heroics of Angelo Mathews, fell short of what would have been a sensational victory over Australia by just five runs in the tri-series match in Perth on Friday.
Recovering Yuvraj posts bald pic
Undergoing chemotherapy for a malignant lung tumour, Yuvraj Singh has gone bald and the Indian cricketer has posted his latest picture showing the after-effects of the treatment on social networking site Twitter.
Let's see how the pacers perform overseas: Clarke
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke says his team's on-the-rise pace battery, which brought a formidable Indian batting line-up to its knees, will truly be considered intimidating after it performs on foreign pitches.
PCB steps in to solve confusion over Malik's selection
The Pakistan cricket Board had to step in to avoid a big confusion over the selection of former captain Shoaib Malik in the Pakistan squad for the One-day series against England after captain Misbah-ul-Haq insisted on wanting Malik in the side.
February 09, 2012
Controversy hits BPL: Mortaza gets spot-fixing approach
The Bangladesh Premier League got its first dose of controversy as Mashrafe Mortaza reported to his franchise, Dhaka Gladiators, an approach from a fellow-cricketer to indulge in spot-fixing during the tournament. FICA concerned about plight of Kochi, Pune IPL teams
Federation of International Cricketers' Associations CEO Tim May has expressed concern over Sahara India's withdrawal of its franchise, Pune Warriors, from the Indian Premier League. Media gag on Pak players after Ajmal controversy
Stung by the controversy created by Saeed Ajmal's recent interview, the Pakistan Cricket Board imposed a media gag on its players, making it mandatory for them to make statements only in the presence of the team manager. McCullum blazes ton as New Zealand trounce Zimbabwe
Captain Brendan McCullum smashed his fourth One-day International century off 79 balls as New Zealand completed a sweep of their three-match series against Zimbabwe with a 202-run victory at McLean Park in Napier on Thursday.
Bracken accuses CA for premature end to his career
Former Australian pacer Nathan Bracken has accused Cricket Australia of negligence, arguing their doctors and lead physiotherapist can't provide "competent" medical advice to elite athletes.
Tri-Series: Watson on road to recovery
Coach Mickey Arthur is hopeful of Shane Watson returning to the Australian One-day fold in the latter part of the ongoing tri-series, but he is hesitant to put a definitive time frame on the all-rounder's return to the national team.
February 08, 2012
Warner likely to be rested for Sri Lanka match
In-form Australian batsman David Warner is likely to be rested for Friday's tri-series match in Perth against Sri Lanka, which could pave the way for Queenslander Peter Forrest making his international debut. Tendulkar should play all matches, insists Gavaskar
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday suggested that the veteran batsman should not miss any of the One-Day Internationals in the ongoing CB tri-series in Australia.
It is good to be on the winning side: Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday advised his players to learn from mistakes and save themselves from injuries after his side cruised to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second match of the CB tri-series.
Pakistan recall Malik after Misbah intervention
Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik was dropped from the limited overs squad for the series against England only to be drafted back into the setup hours later after a request from captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Tuesday.
I am to blame for treatment delay: Yuvraj
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for germ cell cancer in the United States, said nobody but he himself was to blame for the delay in his treatment and insisted he will return a stronger person.
Ashwin, Jadeja guide India to victory over Sri Lanka
India recovered from initial sloppiness with a tidy bowling show and impressive fielding as they restricted Sri Lanka to 233 for eight in the tri-series match in Perth.
PCB clarifies after Ajmal lands in controversy
The Pakistan Cricket Board was on Tuesday forced to issue a clarification after off-spinner Saeed Ajmal got embroiled in an unwanted controversy over his bowling action following his interview to a British newspaper.
February 07, 2012
Majumdar, Vardhan hit tons as East enter final
East Zone completed the formalities on an inconsequential final day of their Duleep Trophy semi-final against North Zone, advancing to the summit clash by virtue of the first-innings lead. Central Zone qualify for Duleep Trophy final
Disciplined show with both bat and ball helped Central Zone qualify for the final of the Duleep Trophy after they took the crucial first-innings lead against defending champions South Zone, on the final day in Chennai. Tendulkar back in top ten in ICC Test rankings
Sachin Tendulkar rose three places to be the only Indian cricketer in the list of top-ten batsmen in the ICC Player rankings for Test cricket released on Tuesday.
Gavaskar slams rotation of players
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday slammed the proposed rotation of the top-order batsmen in the Indian team in the cricket tri-series in Australia, saying that it suggested that the players are unfit.
No truth in what Modi is saying: Srinivasan
The Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan on Tuesday rubbished Lalit Modi's claim that the 2009 auction of Andrew Flintoff was rigged.
Agarkar makes himself available for Mumbai
After walking out of the squad in a huff for being dropped from the playing eleven in the league stages of the Ranji Trophy, former India pacer Ajit Agarkar has returned to the Mumbai team for its West Zone One-day League campaign.
Pakistan drop Malik, bring in Afridi for ODIs
Pakistan's former cricket captain Shoaib Malik was dropped from the limited overs squad for the series against England on Tuesday.
Credit goes to Misbah's sensible leadership: Miandad
Pakistan batting great Javed Miandad, on Tuesday, credited Misbah-ul-Haq's sensible leadership for the team's historic 3-0 Test series whitewash of England.
Cricket Australia withdraws Hindi advertisement
Facing heavy fine for alleged promotion of tobacco, Cricket Australia has withdrawn a Hindi advertisement from the ongoing tri-series. England dumps Bell from ODI squad
England dropped struggling batsman Ian Bell from their One-day and Twenty20 squads on Tuesday while drafting in Danny Briggs and Jos Buttler for the limited over series against Pakistan.
'It will be a pity if BCCI and Pune don't make peace'
Former South African paceman Allan Donald, who was recently appointed as bowling coach of the Pune Warriors, said it will be a 'pity' if the reconciliation efforts between the BCCI and his IPL side fail.
'Sachin will be great even if he misses 100th ton'
Sachin Tendukar's aura as a batsman will not diminish even if he does not score his much awaited 100th international century, Australian great Steve Waugh said.
Let's play Pathan and Tiwary: Ganguly
India should draft all-rounder Irfan Pathan and Manoj Tiwary in the side for the next tri-series match even if it means dropping a spinner along with Suresh Raina, suggested former skipper Sourav Ganguly.
Tumour is curable, Yuvraj will be back on field: Doc
The malignant tumour, for which Yuvraj Singh is getting treatment in the US is curable and the India cricketer will be back on field in three months time, his doctor said.
February 06, 2012
Duleep Trophy: Dinda's eight-for takes East to final
East Zone are all but through to the finals of the Duleep Trophy as Ashok Dinda's fiery spell ensured an all-important first-innings lead of 28 runs against North Zone on the penultimate day, at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Pakistan complete England whitewash
Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul were the chief destroyers as Pakistan won the third and final Test by 71 runs on the fourth day on Monday, recording their first clean sweep in a series against England. BCCI tells media to respect Yuvraj's privacy
The Indian Cricket Board said it would issue regular health updates of World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, who is being treated for lung cancer in the United States, and pleaded with the media to respect the ailing player's privacy. Nicol ton anchors NZ to massive win over Zimbabwe
Rob Nicol stroked his second One-Day International century in anchoring New Zealand to a series-winning 141-run victory over Zimbabwe at Cobham Oval in Whangarei on Monday. Maken offers to help Yuvraj in fight against cancer
Sports Minister Ajay Maken has promised government help to cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing chemotherapy in the United States to recover from lung cancer.
Hilfenhaus replaces injured Lee for tri-series
Test seamer Ben Hilfenhaus has been brought into Australia's One-day squad to replace injured paceman Brett Lee, who was ruled out of the triangular series with a broken toe, the team said on Monday.
Sreesanth eyeing World Twenty20 return
Recovering from a toe injury, Kerala speedstar Sreesanth is eyeing a successful comeback to competitive cricket with his new IPL team Rajasthan Royals.
February 05, 2012
Duleep Trophy Day 2: Awana puts North in favourable position
Speedster Parvinder Awana grabbed six for 84 to help North Zone come right back into the match at stumps, on the second day of their Duleep Trophy quarter-final against East Zone. I don't know about Yuvi's illness: Dhoni
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Sunday, said that he was unaware about the extent of Yuvraj Singh's illness, when asked by the mediapersons at the post-match media conference.
Dhoni indicates Sehwag's omission was team decision
Virender Shewag's omission came as a surprise to many but India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated that it was a team decision to rest the opener for the first One-dayer against Australia.
England chase 324 to win against Pakistan
England's opening batsmen safely negotiated the final hour's play to close the third day of the third Test with Pakistan on 36 without loss, chasing 324 to win, after Azhar Ali's mammoth innings of 157 put the hosts in a dominant position in Dubai.
Politicians, sportspersons wish Yuvraj speedy recovery
Well known personalities from all walks of life wished Yuvraj Singh a speedy recovery after the news of the cricketer being diagnosed with cancer broke on Sunday.
Bailey as Aussie T20 skipper, not amusing: Chappell
Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell feels the national team's captaincy has been devalued by the appointment of rookie George Bailey as Twenty20 skipper.
Melbourne ODI: Australia thrash India by 65 runs
A lacklustre India opened their tri-series campaign on a disappointing note as they slumped to a 65-run defeat against Australia, who yet again exposed the batting chinks of the visitors in a rain-truncated encounter in Melbourne on Sunday.
Yuvraj has cancer, undergoing chemotherapy in US
Yuvraj Singh, who played a stellar role in India's ODI World Cup triumph last year, has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy in the United States.
Brett Lee out of tri-series with broken foot
The Australian cricket team suffered a massive blow today after its veteran pace spearhead Brett Lee was ruled out of the entire ODI tri-series against India and Sri Lanka due to a broken foot. BCCI could have postponed IPL V auction: Gavaskar
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels BCCI could have postponed the Players' Auction for the 5th edition of Indian Premier League after they came to know about Sahara India's decision to snap its sponsorship contract with Team India and also pull out of the IPL.
February 04, 2012
Two phone calls that finally led to Sahara's pull-out
The relationship between Sahara Group and the Indian Cricket Board had turned from bad to worse in the past month but after a "couple of not so cordial telephonic conversation" between the owners of Pune Warriors and the board top brass that had telling effect. 3rd Test: Younis century leaves England in dire straits
An unbeaten century by Younis Khan, the first of the series, took Pakistan to a superb position as they piled on a 180-run lead at the close of the second day of the third Test against England Saturday.
Duleep Trophy Day 1: Kaif helps Central to reach 292-8
Former India batsman Mohammed Kaif played the anchor role with an unbeaten 108 as Central Zone recovered from a difficult position to end the opening day at 292 for eight in their Duleep Trophy semi-final against defending champions South Zone on Saturday.
Modi slams Srinivasan for Sahara's ouster
Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi on Saturday blamed BCCI President N Srinivasan's arrogant style of functioning for Sahara Group's decision to snap all the ties with the Cricket Board.
IPL: Former Pak player Mahmood gets KXIP contract
Pakistani cricketers have been a pariah in the Indian Premier League for the last three seasons but former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood fetched a contract with Kings XI Punjab albeit as an English player.
PCB claims out of form India avoiding playing Pakistan
Frustrated with the continuing deadlock over Indo-Pak cricket ties, PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf has claimed that India is not keen on a revival as the BCCI fears its out-of-form team would struggle against Pakistan. BCCI to clarify stand with Sahara over IPL rules
The BCCI made it clear that rules would not be bent for any IPL franchise but it would still reach out to aggrieved sponsors and Pune Warriors owners Sahara India 'as soon as practicable to clarify its intentions.' Sahara pulls out of IPL, ends ties with BCCI
In a surprise development, the Indian cricket team's longtime sponsor Sahara India on Saturday ended financial ties with the BCCI and also pulled out of the IPL by withdrawing from Pune Warriors' ownership just hours before the players' auction.
February 03, 2012
Pakistan hit back as 16 wickets tumble
Sixteen wickets tumbled on the opening day of the third and final Test as England limped to 104 for six after skittling hosts Pakistan for 99.
India down Aus in 2nd T20, record first win of tour
India relied on the young brigade to finally break their prolonged winless streak by spanking Australia by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International and level the series 1-1.
Guptill top scores as NZ beat Zimbabwe in first ODI
Martin Guptill top-scored with 70 before a workmanlike performance by New Zealand's bowlers ensured a 90-run win over Zimbabwe in their first One-Day International.
Marsh keen to improve before making Test team
Mitch Marsh has said that he is in no hurry to make his entry into the Australian Test team in the wake of failures from his older brother, Test batsman Shaun.
Unpaid SL cricketers playing for love of the game
Sri Lankan players will be playing the ODI tri-series in Australia, the Commonwealth Bank Series, because of their love for cricket, despite not getting their payments on time.
February 02, 2012
Jaffer steps down as Mumbai captain
Under pressure after Mumbai failed to clinch the Ranji Trophy title in the last two seasons, captain Wasim Jaffer stepped down from his post after a stint of four years at the helm but will be available as a player.
KKR in right direction: Shah Rukh Khan
With the three days left for the IPL V auction, Shah Rukh Khan, principal owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders, on Wednesday said the team think tank under new coach Trevor Bayliss was going in the right direction to fill up the places.
Amir freed from jail after spot-fixing sentence
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir was freed from a British jail on Wednesday after serving half of a six-month sentence for taking part in a spot-fixing scandal that shook the world of cricket last year. The 19-year-old was released early from a young offenders' institution in Dorset, southern England, said a source who declined to be identified.
February 01, 2012
Sydney T20: Australia thrash India by 31 runs
The change of format and infusion of young blood failed to bring about a turnaround for India as Australia thrashed the lacklustre visitors by 31 runs in the first T20 International in Sydney on Wednesday.
ICC Board recommends split presidency role
The ICC Board has recommended to split the role of president with a chairman from 2014, a decision which could affect the nomination of Bangladesh's Mustafa Kamal as ICC vice-president from 2012-14. Australia's Cummins eyeing Windies tour for comeback
Australia's injured pace sensation Pat Cummins has set a target of returning to international cricket for next month's tour of the Caribbean.
Best chance for Pakistan to whitewash England: Afridi
Pakistan's former captain and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi feels the team is capable of handing out a 3-0 whitewash to World No 1 England given the way it dominated the first two Tests.
January 31, 2012
Bedi bats for beleaguered Team India, slams BCCI
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi hit out at officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the aftermath of the Test debacle Down Under, asking why those in power don't quit when the team does badly.
Put local cricket ahead of IPL, Pybus tells CSA
The unavailability of national players in the domestic circuit has left the provincial teams aggrieved, prompting Cape Cobras coach Richard Pybus to appeal to Cricket South Africa (CSA) to give preference to local tournaments, rather than the Indian Premier League. Watson wants to come back in at the top
Australia all rounder Shane Watson is hoping to be fully fit in the next few weeks and would prefer to remain a top order batsman for his country.
I've been dropped from ODI team, not rested: Haddin
Out-of-favour wicket-keeper Brad Haddin said he has been dropped and not rested, as suggested by the selection panel, from Australia's ODI team because of his inconsistent form.
India has been consistent in losing: Imran Khan
Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan on Monday came down heavily on the Indian team stating that cash-rich IPL was the reason that has affected the technique and temperament of the players leading to disaster in England and Australia.
January 30, 2012
144 players up for grabs in IPL V auction
As many as 144 players, including Indian Test batsman VVS Laxman, pacer S Sreesanth and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, will go under the hammer at the players' auction for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League in Bangalore on February 4. East Zone beat West to enter Duleep semis
East Zone turned in a disciplined all-round performance to beat West by five wickets and make it to the semi-finals of the Duleep Trophy, in Valsad, on Monday. East will meet North in the semi-final, scheduled to be played in Delhi from February 4. Will make it tough for selectors to drop me: Wade
Excited to get a break in the Australian one-day team at the expense of an out-of-form Brad Haddin, young wicketkeeper Matthew Wade said he would aim to make it tough for the selectors to drop him.
Australia drop Marsh, rest Haddin for Tri-series
Australia have dropped struggling top order batsman Shaun Marsh and rested wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for the first three matches of the one-day Tri-series against India and Sri Lanka, which starts next week.
January 29, 2012
Anushtup ton gives East 1st innings lead
Bengal middle-order batsman Anushtup Majumdar's unbeaten century ensured a slender but important 29-run first innings lead for East Zone against West in a Duleep Trophy quarter-final in Valsad on Sunday. Haddin may not be picked for first 3 ODIs
Australia's woefully out of form wicketkeeper Brad Haddin could be replaced by Matthew Wade behind the stumps in the first three One-dayers of the tri-series against India and Sri Lanka starting on February 5.
Survey says Aus players believe spot-fixing an issue
A survey has revealed that a large number of the Australian cricketers believe that spot-fixing still remains a problem in international cricket but they were sure that their domestic game was clean. Bhajji says India's failure nothing to worry about!
Feisty off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has backed the vanquished Indian cricket team to bounce back strongly from the Test whitewash in Australia, saying that there is "nothing to worry" as such a setback can happen to any side in the world.
Time for infusion of young blood in team: Pawar
ICC president Sharad Pawar on Saturday called for infusion of young blood in the Indian cricket team following its disastrous Test tour of Australia.
January 28, 2012
Rehman humbles England as Pakistan clinch series
Spinner Abdur Rehman took six wickets as Pakistan beat England by 72 runs in the second Test on Saturday to clinch the three-match series, bowling out the tourists for 72 in their second innings after another abject batting display.
Gavaskar tells national selectors to watch more Ranji matches
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar suggested that national selectors should watch more Ranji Trophy matches in order to have a better idea about the supply line of domestic cricket.
Under-fire BCCI vows to take corrective measures
An under-pressure BCCI promised "corrective measures" after the Indian cricket team was humbled 0-4 by Australia in the Test series but refused to comment on the future of the struggling senior players, saying that remains in the hands of selectors.
Kiwis win Test after bowling Zimbabwe out twice
New Zealand highlighted the gulf in international cricket when they bowled Zimbabwe out twice on Saturday to win the only Test match of their tour at McLean Park in Napier by an innings and 301 runs. India slip to third in ICC rankings
The humiliating 0-4 whitewash at the hands of Australia resulted in India dropping a rung to third spot in the ICC Test rankings with Michael Clarke's team breathing down their neck just a fraction of a point behind in the table. Australia crush India by 298 runs to sweep series
Australia took India's last four wickets on Saturday morning to crush the tourists by 298 runs in the fourth Test and record a 4-0 series sweep. Sreesanth unsure about being fit in time for IPL
Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth, who is recovering from a toe injury, is unsure of being fit in time for the fifth Indian Premier League, which begins on April 4.
Reports of senior players retiring baseless: Team India
Miffed with reports that its senior players were contemplating retirement after failing in the Test series loss to Australia, the Indian team management rejected the speculation as "baseless" and refused to answer queries on the matter.
January 27, 2012
Duleep Trophy: Yadav hundred props West Zone
Mumbai youngster Suryakumar Yadav hit a sparkling century under pressure to guide West Zone to a respectable 299 for 7 in the Duleep Trophy match against East Zone, in Valsad, on Friday. Pakistan recover after Panesar rips through
Monty Panesar ripped through Pakistan's top order to reduce the hosts to 125 for four by the close of the third day of the second Test on Friday, 55 runs ahead of England's first innings total.
Ashwin hopes team's fortunes will change in ODI series
With India heading towards their second successive overseas 'whitewash', off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that upcoming tri-series could bring a 'change in luck as the colour of the ball will change'.
Sri Lankan captaincy only for short time: Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene, on Thursday, said he has taken up the Sri Lanka captaincy for a short term and rejected rumours that there was an internal bickering in the side.
'Cricket now about marketing, corporate governance'
Former South African cricket supremo Ali Bacher feels corporate governance has now taken precedence over bat and ball in international cricket. Australia on brink of India series sweep
Australia were on the brink of a series sweep after reducing India to 166 for six in their pursuit of 500 runs for an unlikely victory at the close of play on the fourth day of the fourth Test on Friday.
Kohli becomes most successful Indian batsman in series
# Wriddhiman Saha and Virat Kohli put on 114-run partnership for the sixth wicket -- India's third best at Adelaide -- the top two are 188 between Vijay Hazare and Dattu Phadkar in January 1948 and 147 between Yashpal Sharma and Sandeep Patil in January 1981.
January 26, 2012
New Zealand in cruise control against Zimbabwe
New Zealand's captain Ross Taylor's 111 not out has put the hosts in a commanding position against Zimbabwe. New Zealand are five for 331 on the first day of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Napier on Thursday. Hogg lands in controversy over his Muslim slur in twitter
Former Australian cricketer Rodney Hogg found himself in the middle of a controversy over his tweet, which was described as "more than despicable" by a leader of an Islamic group. Ponting to sue Indian IT firm, says report
Angry over using his face in a mobile phone application without permission, veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting is mulling to sue an Indian software company, according to reports. Three late Ajmal wickets halt England
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal took three late wickets to thrust his team back into contention at the close of the second day of the second Test against England on Thursday.
SL appoint South African Ford as coach: official
South African Graham Ford has been appointed as the new coach of Sri Lanka on a two-year contract, a Sri Lanka cricket official said on Thursday. Ponting honoured with Australia's highest civil award
Senior Australian batsman Ricky Ponting has been awarded country's highest civil honour along with a host of sportspersons of international repute.
Siddle strikes as Australia dominate India again
Peter Siddle took five wickets as Australia bowled India out for 272 before extending their lead to 382 runs by the close of play on third day of the fourth Test on Thursday.
January 25, 2012
Misbah shines as Broad, Swann restrict Pakistan
England's Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann were the scourge of Pakistan as they bagged six wickets to reduce the hosts to 256 for 7 on the first day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Illness could keep Yuvraj out of IPL-V
Ace batsman Yuvraj Singh is unlikely to play in the fifth edition of Indian Premier League. He is undergoing treatment for a non-malignant lung tumour and is expected to be out of competitive cricket for about six months. IPL-V players' auction on Feb 4 in Bangalore
The country's leading players, including Ravindra Jadeja and VVS Laxman, will go under the hammer in the players' auction for the fifth Indian Premier League in Bangalore on February 4. Besides Jadeja and Laxman, several other Indian and foreign cricketers will be up for grabs when proceedings begin at 11:00 IST at the ITC Royal Gardenia Hotel. Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand, Tendulkar left out?
The sports ministry on Wednesday forwarded the names of hockey legend Dhyan Chand, Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra and mountaineer Tenzing Norgay for the Bharat Ratna, but batting ace Sachin Tendulkar's was missing from the list as no recommendation had come from the BCCI. Clarke, Ponting flay India with double tons
Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke both hit masterful double centuries to drive Australia to 604 for seven declared before their bowlers reduced India to 61 for two at the end of second day of the fourth Test on Wednesday.
Stats: Clarke completes 1000 runs as Test captain
# Michael Clarke (140 not out off 188 balls) has posted his fifth Test hundred against India -- his 19th in Tests.
January 24, 2012
Michael Clarke signs new bat-deal
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has signed a three-year bat sponsorship deal and the new bat has been manufactured in a factory in Jalandhar, a North India city.
Starc to play in Big Bash final after missing 4th Test
Australian paceman Mitchell Starc is disappointed at being left out of the Adelaide Test against India and taking solace from the chance to play for Sydney Sixers in Big Bash League final.
Jayawardene reappointed Sri Lanka captain
Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan has resigned from the captaincy and former skipper Mahela Jayawardene has been reappointed to the role, the island nation's sports minister said on Monday. Ponting, Clarke put India to the sword again
Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke grabbed centuries and combined for 251 runs to drive Australia to 335 for 3 as India wilted in the Adelaide sun on the opening day of the fourth Test on Tuesday.
January 23, 2012
RCA announces cash award for Rajasthan team
The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on MOnday announced a cash award of Rs 1.31 crore for the State team that won the Ranji Trophy title for the second consecutive year. Dilshan steps down from Sri Lanka captaincy
Dashing batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan stepped down as Sri Lanka captain following the team's dismal performance in South Africa, where they lost both the Test and ODI series. Rajasthan retain Ranji Trophy on first innings lead
Rajasthan completed formalities on the fifth and final day to successfully defend the Ranji Trophy by virtue of the first-innings lead against Tamil Nadu, at the Chepauk, in Chennai, on Monday. Majola will not quit Cricket South Africa
Embattled Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola has refused to step down from his post despite coming under fire from former officials during the Nicholson Inquiry into the CSA's financial affairs. Adelaide Test: Ishant may make way for Ojha
Indian paceman Ishant Sharma may be dropped for the Adelaide Test as the side may opt for two spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha and two seamers.
Three-year plan to protect Cummins from injuries
Cricket Australia has drawn up a three-year plan to ease the workload on teen pace sensation Pat Cummins and protect him from injuries.
Lyon in for Starc in Australia squad for 4th Test
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon made his way back into the Australian squad at the expense of pacer Mitchell Starc for the fourth and final cricket Test against India starting in Adelaide on Tuesday. Sangakkara ton sets up narrow Sri Lanka win
Kumar Sangakkara compiled a well-paced century to help Sri Lanka to a two-wicket win over South Africa off the penultimate ball in the fifth One-day International at the Wanderers on Sunday.
January 22, 2012
Rajasthan all set to retain Ranji Trophy
Rajasthan are all set to retain the Ranji Trophy after ensuring a huge lead against hosts Tamil Nadu at stumps, on the fourth day of the final in Chennai on Sunday. Graham Ford set to replace Marsh as Sri Lanka coach
Geoff Marsh's unimpressive four-month stint as Sri Lanka coach is almost over with the SLC set to appoint former South Africa coach Graham Ford as the Australian's successor.
January 21, 2012
CA's plans to preserve Cummins will see him miss IPL
Upcoming fast bowler Pat Cummins will not play in the Indian Premier League as cricket Australia wants to preserve the 18-year-old from injuries as a part of their long-term plan.
'Indian cricket must stop idolising greats'
Under-siege India will lose 'more than just respect' if they don't stop idolising their ageing cricket greats and find a fresh core of fast bowlers and batsmen who specialise in all three formats of the game, feels former Australian batsman Dean Jones. Ranji final: Rajasthan in driver's seat vs TN on Day 3
Defending champions Rajasthan were in a commanding position against hosts Tamil Nadu, at the end of the third day's play of the Ranji Trophy final, in Chennai on Saturday. IPL: Daredevils sign deal with three domestic players
Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils have signed up three domestic players, including a teenaged all-rounder, for the upcoming IPL season. IPL: Pune Warriors retain Ganguly
Inducted as an injury replacement last year, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has been retained by Pune Warriors for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
Dilshan, Perera steer Sri Lanka past SA
Captain Tillakaratne Dilshan led from the front with 87 and Thisara Perera hit his first half-century in a one-dayer to lead Sri Lanka to a superb five-wicket win over South Africa on Friday.
January 20, 2012
Saxena hits unbeaten 207 as Rajasthan crawl
Opener Vineet Saxena scored one of the slowest double hundreds in recent times as Rajasthan crawled their way to 404 for 2 against Tamil Nadu by stumps on the second day of the Ranji Trophy final, in Chennai, on Friday. Bevan, Jones to coach Bangladesh T20 teams
Former Australian batsmen Dean Jones and Michael Bevan have taken up coaching roles with the Chittagong Kings franchise in the forthcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 competition. Afridi flattered but won't play BPL
Pakistan's flamboyant former captain and Twenty20 hot property Shahid Afridi has shunned the dollars for national duty by opting out of the Bangladesh Premier League where he was the costliest player after fetching a price tag of USD 700,000 in the auction.
More grass and extra bounce to greet India in Adelaide
They are desperate to avoid a whitewash against Australia in the ongoing Test series but the Indian cricket team will not have it easy as "extra bounce" and "more grass" will be there on the pitch being readied for the fourth and final Test starting in Adelaide on Tuesday. RCB sign up Chris Gayle for next two IPL seasons
A replacement player last season, explosive West Indian batsman Chris Gayle has now been drafted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the coming two editions of the Indian Premier League.
'There's still a poster of Ricky Ponting on the wall'
It was a trip down memory lane for new Australian opener Ed Cowan when he visited his family home in Sydney after 11 years and found the poster of his childhood idol Ricky Ponting still adorning the wall of his room there.
January 19, 2012
Unbeaten opening stand gives Rajasthan Day 1 honours
Openers Aakash Chopra and Vineet Saxena showed loads of patience on a placid strip to enable Rajasthan take the opening day's honours in the Ranji Trophy final against Tamil Nadu, in Chennai, on Thursday. At stumps, Rajasthan, opting to bat, were 221 without loss, with Saxena unbeaten on 120 and Chopra on 86. Afridi attracts highest bid in Bangladesh Premier League auction
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was the hottest property in the auction for the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 tournament. He was sold to the Dhaka franchise for $700,000 after some intense bidding involving five of the six franchises for the February 10-28 tournament.
Pakistan crush England by 10 wkts in first Test
Having conceded a 146-run first innings lead, England collapsed to 160 all out in their second innings, failing to recover after Umar Gul had wrecked their top order with a three-wicket burst.
Inquest into Roebuck's death adjourned
An inquest into the death of noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has been adjourned till further notification with the Warrington Coroner's Court still awaiting the report of the third post-mortem conducted on the writer earlier this week.
Under-pressure Dhoni unwinds at Adelaide's vineyards
Banned from the fourth an final Test against Australia, under-fire Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni chose unwind by visiting one of the vineyards of the city.
January 18, 2012
Laxman quashes retirement talks
Embattled batsman VVS Laxman has quashed talks of his impending retirement following his dismal performance in the ongoing Test series against Australia, saying that such reports were untrue.
Ranji final: Can TN maintain consistency vs Rajasthan?
With a balanced squad and the advantage of playing at home, Tamil Nadu are looking to outwit defending champions Rajasthan in the five-day Ranji Trophy final, which gets underway in Chennai, on Thursday. Broadcasters, CA face losses following India's Oz debacle
The Australian cricket team is celebrating its Test demolition of India but the country's Board and broadcasters of the lopsided series have been left to count their losses running into millions of dollars in advertising revenue and gate-earnings. Hafeez misses ton but Pakistan take control
Pakistan built on a strong start from openers Mohammad Hafeez and Taufeeq Umar to take a 96-run first innings lead, with three wickets in hand, after the second day of the opening Test against England on Wednesday.
Local boy Harris keen to play Adelaide Test
Australian pacer Ryan Harris has pleaded with the team management to retain him for the fourth and final cricket Test against India amid speculation that one fast bowler will be dropped to make space for off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
Warner fit to play Adelaide Test
David Warner is suffering from dizzy spells after being struck on the head by a bouncer from Indian paceman Umesh Yadav during the third Test but the Australian opener says he is "fit" to play the fourth match starting in Adelaide on January 24.
Winning Ashes is Australia's ultimate goal: Arthur
Australia coach Mickey Arthur considers the ongoing four-match Test series against India as a stepping stone for regaining the Ashes next year, which he says remains the team's ultimate goal.
SA beat SL in third ODI, clinch series
A half-century from Faf du Plessis led South Africa to a series-clinching victory in the third one-dayer against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Chasing 267 to win, the home team was 179 for five after 34 overs when rain ended play.
January 17, 2012
Out of sorts Haddin told to play in Big Bash
As a triumphant Australian team takes a brief break after crushing India in the third Test, out-of-form wicketkeeper-batsman and vice-captain Brad Haddin has been told to play in the Big Bash Twenty20 League. England crumble under Ajmal's off-spin
Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal flummoxed England's batsmen with his off-spin for a career-best haul in Tests of seven for 55 to dismiss the visitors for 192 on the first day of the opening Test in Dubai on Tuesday. In reply, Pakistan openers Mohammad Hafeez (22) and Taufeeq Umar (18) survived 15 overs from the number one-ranked Test side to finish on 42-0 at the close, 150 runs in arrears.
No T20 including IPL for Punjab's Under-21 players
In a significant decision aimed to encourage players to hone and perfect their skills first, Punjab Cricket Association has decided not to give NOC to any player registered with the PCA under the age of 21 years who play in T20 game for any club/team/institution including the cash-rich and glamorous IPL. Australia squad unchanged for fourth Test against India
Spinner Nathan Lyon is almost certain to start at the Adelaide Oval when the Test gets underway next Tuesday.
January 16, 2012
BCCI chief denies 'cannot beat us in India' comments
Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan, on Monday, denied having made any statement about top cricket teams not being able to beat India on home soil. Warner credits Chanderpaul for long stay at crease
Their individual approach towards batting is radically opposite but Davis Warner feels that playing county cricket alongside senior West Indian batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul had helped him a lot.
We will beat Australia when they visit India: BCCI chief
As India's disastrous performance in the ongoing Test series against Australia has drawn flak from all quarters, BCCI president N Srinivasan came out with a bizarre defence of the team saying all top teams would lose when they play on Indian soil.
January 15, 2012
Akhtar says jail terms for Butt, Aamir, Asif harsh
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar feels that Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammed Aamir were given harsh punishments in the spot-fixing scandal.
Stats: India have lost 41 Tests by an innings margin
# With seven successive defeats overseas, India's winning percentage fell below 25 overall --112 wins, 146 defeats, 202 drawn games and one tied game out of 461 played -- winning percentage of 24.29. Tendulkar named for tri-series in Australia
Veteran Sachin Tendulkar was recalled while paceman Praveen Kumar and spinner Rahul Sharma were also included in India's 17-member squad for the next month's tri-series in Australia. Performance has not been up to expectations: BCCI
The BCCI on Sunday expressed concern over Indian cricket team's flop show in Australia and promised to take corrective measures ahead of the Adelaide Test and the tri-angular series. Dhoni handed one-match ban for slow over rate
India's woes in the ongoing series against Australia compounded with embattled skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni being handed a one-match ban for slow over rate during the Perth Test that rules him out of the fourth and final Test in Adelaide. Australia inflict innings defeat on India in Perth, pocket series
A spineless India suffered their second successive overseas series defeat in the most humiliating manner as a ruthless Australia pulverised them by an innings and 37 runs in just two and half days in the third Test in Perth on Sunday.
Warner likely to be appointed T20 skipper against India
Australia's latest batting sensation David Warner might lead the team against India in the Two Twenty20 International which are scheduled once the Test series gets over.
Amla, Duminy steer South Africa to victory
Half-centuries from Hashim Amla and JP Duminy helped South Africa secure a five-wicket win in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
January 14, 2012
IPL Trading: Pragyan Ojha moves from Deccan to Mumbai
Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha on Saturday became the sixth player to be transferred during the IPL trading window, moving from Deccan Chargers to Mumbai Indians.
Perth Test: Team India stares at another humiliating defeat
A clueless India were heading towards another humiliating series defeat with their struggling top order batsmen surrendering meekly in the third Test against Australia in Perth on Saturday. Trailing by 208 runs in the first innings, India were reeling at 88 for four in their second innings at stumps on the second day on a bouncy WACA pitch.
January 13, 2012
Time to breed young blood into the Indian squad: Gavaskar
With India's Test tour of Australia heading towards a disaster, former captain Sunil Gavaskar called for axing some of the senior players in the side and bring in young blood to take the team forward.
Don't know why people are after me: Kohli
Virat Kohli hit back at critics who have been calling for his head after a string of poor performances in the ongoing four-Test series against Australia, asking why people are after him.
Tamil Nadu to host Rajasthan in Ranji Trophy final
This will be Tamil Nadu's first appearance in a Ranji Trophy final, since 2003-04, when they lost to Mumbai on the basis of first-innings lead in Chennai. FACTBOX -- The 10 fastest centuries in Test cricket
Ten fastest Test centuries after Australian opener David Warner hit a 69-ball ton in the third Test against India on Friday.
Tamil Nadu enter Ranji Trophy final for 11th time
Tamil Nadu entered the Ranji Trophy final for the 11th time by virtue of the first innings lead over Mumbai in the semi-final that ended in a draw at the Wankhede stadium on Friday. The visitors, who led the home team by 202 runs in the first innings, piled the agony on their long-time nemesis by notching 331 for 8 before declaring the second innings in the pre-lunch session. WACA chief says pitch controversy storm in tea cup
Dismissing the outrage in the Indian media after ground staff were captured on camera sitting and drinking on the pitch, WACA chief executive Graeme Wood clarified it was customary for the groundsmen to have a drink on eve of a Test match to celebrate their hard work. Perth pitch party: WACA curator defends staff
The WACA curator Cam Sutherland described the images of people walking and drinking on the Test pitch last night as "unfortunate" but insisted he and his staff were only inspecting the "aesthetics" of the wicket before Friday's third Test match.
Warner races to hundred after India fold for 161
Opener David Warner brutalized India with a hurricane century as Australia took a giant step towards clinching the series, after skittling out the visitors for a paltry 161, on the first day of the third Test, at the WACA in Perth, on Friday. Warner pulverised the Indian bowlers, sending them on a leather hunt as Australia smashed their way to 149 without loss, only 12 runs short of surpassing India's modest first innings total.
January 12, 2012
Ranji: Vijay slams 103 as TN gain huge lead over Mumbai
India discard Murali Vijay registered his first century of the season as Tamil Nadu took a huge first innings lead over Mumbai, and then more than doubled it by stumps on Day 3 of the four-day Ranji Trophy semi-final at the Wankhede stadium, in Mumbai, on Thursday. Former Essex player Westfield admits fixing charge
A former English county cricketer pleaded guilty on Thursday to taking money to fix part of a domestic match in 2009 in the latest "spot fixing" scandal to hit the sport.
Factbox: India vs Australia, third Test, Perth
Factbox on the third Test match between Australia and India, which starts on Friday. Rituraj powers Rajasthan into Ranji Trophy final
Fast bowler Rituraj Singh returned a five-wicket haul as Rajasthan notched a 64-run victory over Haryana and entered their second consecutive Ranji Trophy final, at the Bansi Lal stadium, in Rohtak on Thursday. I have never seen an Indian side fight: Dhoni
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday hit back at the Australian media for writing about "disharmony" in the Indian dressing room and a rift between him and vice-captain Virender Sehwag.
Hilfenhaus is maiden over specialist in current India-Aus series
Australia have been harping that the dot balls and maidens they have been stringing together against India is a reason for their dominance in the ongoing Test series but statistics are not as conclusive as it would appear.
South Africa send Lanka crashing to their lowest ODI score
Sri Lanka collapsed to their lowest one-day score of 43 on Wednesday when they lost by 258 runs to South Africa in the first one-day international at Boland Park.
January 11, 2012
T20, ODI squads to be announced in Delhi on Sunday
The Indian squad for the upcoming two-match T20 International series against hosts Australia and the subsequent triangular one-day series, with Sri Lanka completing the line-up, is to be picked at Delhi on January 15, according to Cricket Board sources. Ranji SF: Balaji, Prasanna give TN command over Mumbai
At stumps on the second day, Mumbai were tottering at 121 for 6 in reply to Tamil Nadu's healthy first innings of 359, with only one specialist batsman left in Hiken Shah. Dhawal Kulkarni is other not-out batsman. Ranji SF: Haryana need 170 for victory with 8 wkts in hand
An intriguing third day is on the cards as hosts Haryana need another 170 runs for victory with eight wickets in hand against defending champions Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy semi-final, being played at the Bansi Lal stadium in Rohtak. Rajasthan's batsmen gave a better account of themselves in the second innings, scoring 192, after Haryana's first innings folded for 97, providing the hosts a slender lead of eight runs. IPL Trading: McDonald moves from Delhi to RCB
Australian all-rounder Andrew McDonald became the fifth player to be transferred during the IPL trading window, moving from Delhi Daredevils to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Team India celebrates Dravid's birthday. Wish him!
Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid turned 39 on Wednesday. As his team-mates wished him in Perth, he must have surely asked for victory in the third Test, starting at Perth on Friday, as a birthday gift.
McGill disappointed with India's batting collapse
Former Australian spinner Stuart MacGill is surprised by India's poor batting display in the Test series so far and has called on the visitors to show some pride in the remaining two matches.
Tait recalls 2008 Perth Test nightmare
Former Australian paceman Shaun Tait has warned the hosts against going in with four quicks in the third Test against India in Perth, saying that it is not a good idea to go with an all-pace attack even on a green-top wicket like WACA.
'Hilfenhaus's bowling is difficult to pick'
If Australia seal the series against India in the Perth Test, Ben Hilfenhaus should be rested for the fourth and final match in Adelaide, said Allister de Winter, the coach who helped the fast bowler fine-tune his action.
MCC expects 'powerful' BCCI to embrace DRS sooner
The MCC World Cricket Committee is disappointed with India' continuous rejection of the Decision Review System but hoped technological flaws will be checked soon to leave BCCI with no choice but to embrace it. India seek tighter security for remainder of Test series
Hassled by crowd behaviour during the second cricket Test in Sydney last week, the Indian team management is planning to demand higher security around the boundary rope for the remainder of the four-Test series.
January 10, 2012
Ranji Trophy: Prasanna, Mahesh rally TN after Sandhu strikes
Ramaswamy Prasanna struck a fighting, unbeaten 81 and added 111 with Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh to lift Tamil Nadu from a precarious position to a respectable 250 for 6 by close on Day 1 of the four-day Ranji Trophy semi-final against Mumbai, at the Wankhede stadium on Tuesday. 18 wkts fall on Day 1 in Rajasthan-Haryana Ranji SF
The 22-yard strip at the Bansi Lal stadium in Lahli turned out to be a minefield for Rajasthan and Haryana batsmen, as 18 wickets fell on the first day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final, on Tuesday. If young Harshal Patel's eight for 34 saw Rajasthan being skittled out for 89, the defending champions had another youngster in Rituraj Singh, who took five for 36, to reduce the hosts to 82 for eight at stumps on first day. Bangladesh cricket chief Ahmed passes away
Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive officer Manzur Ahmed has died of a cardiac arrest, his family and the board confirmed on Tuesday. He was 57.
January 09, 2012
Ranji preview: Mumbai, Haryana start favourites on home turf
A no-holds-barred battle is on the cards when 39-time champions Mumbai will take on their long-time rivals Tamil Nadu in the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy, starting at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Meanwhile, an intriguing battle is on cards when the bravehearts from Haryana square off against defending champions Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy semifinal at the Bansi Lal Stadium in Rohtak. Kallis aims at playing 2015 World Cup for SA
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis will not play in all the five ODIs against visitors Sri Lanka as he plans in advance to participate in what could be his sixth and last World Cup for the country in 2015.
Watson advised to play less to ensure career longevity
Injury-prone Australian all-rounder Shane Watson may have to pick the formats he wants to play as part of the Cricket Board's plan to ensure his longevity on the field.
Illness scare for Marsh ahead of Perth Test
Australian top order batsman Shaun Marsh was unable to fulfill a media engagement ahead of the third Test against India in Perth because of illness on Monday.
January 08, 2012
IPL V: Pietersen to turn out for Delhi Daredevils
England's middle-order mainstay Kevin Pietersen is set to move from Deccan Chargers to Delhi Daredevils for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, making it the third transfer of the 2012 trading window.
Ojha should replace Ashwin: Ganguly
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is in favour of drafting left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha in the India side for the Perth Test in place of a struggling R Ashwin.
Morkel called up to South Africa's ODI squad
All-rounder Albie Morkel has been called up to South Africa's One-day International (ODI) squad as an injury replacement for the five-match series against Sri Lanka, Cricket South Africa announced on Sunday. Injured Pattinson hoping to be back for tri-series
Despite being ruled out of the last two Tests against India due to a foot injury, Australia's new pace sensation James Pattinson is hoping to return to the team for the triangular One-day series also involving Sri Lanka.
January 07, 2012
Clarke set to sign $1m bat sponsor deal
Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who scored an unbeaten triple century against India in the second cricket Test at SCG, is poised to pocket more than $ one million from a new bat sponsor.
Lee makes himself available for ODI tri-series
Veteran speedster Brett Lee is shaping up as the possible first-choice candidate to lead Australia's pace attack in the upcoming tri-series also featuring India and Sri Lanka.
Pak pacer Asif appeals against ICC ban
Pakistan fast bowler Muhammad Asif has filed an appeal against his five-year ban by the ICC with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland.
Starc brought in as Pattinson replacement for 3rd Test
Left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc's inclusion, in place of injured fast bowler James Pattinson, is the only change, in the 12-man Australian squad for the third Test against India in Perth, starting on January 13.
Bresnan to miss England tour opener
England will be without all-rounder Tim Bresnan for Saturday's opening match of their tour of the United Arab Emirates.
January 06, 2012
Aussie media raise a toast for captain Clarke
The Australian media on Friday heaped praise on captain Michael Clarke for leading from the front to inflict an innings defeat on India in the second Test in Sydney while bemoaning Sachin Tendulkar missing his 100th international ton at the historic SCG.
Kallis shines as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 10 wkts
A superb all-round performance by Jacques Kallis carried South Africa to a series-clinching 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the third and final Test at Newlands on Friday. IPL 2012 begins April 4. Check out the schedule
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Mumbai Indians in the inaugural match of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League at Chennai's M A Chidambaram stadium on April 4. The cash-rich Twenty20 tournament will have nine franchisee teams play 76 matches across 12 venues in the run-up to the final on May 27. Ridiculous to hear you are old, slow after a weak game: Kallis
Having recorded a career-best 224, South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis blasted the media, stating that only newspapers believed that he was too old and slow to have a place in the national cricket team.
Pattinson out of India series with injury
Australia pace sensation James Pattinson will miss the rest of the Test series against India after injuring his foot in their innings and 68-run victory over the tourists, which ended in Sydney on Friday.
Australia crush India to take 2-0 series lead
Australia, inspired by captain Michael Clarke, crushed India by an innings and 68 runs in the second Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground Friday to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.
Cable operators barred from telecast of Ind-Aus series
The vacation bench of the Delhi high court on Thursday ordered in favour of ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd (ESIPL) in its suit for permanent injunction filed against cable operators across the country against unauthorized broadcast of India's ongoing cricket tour of Australia.
January 05, 2012
Newlands Test: South Africa close in on series win
Sri Lanka is staring at yet another series defeat. At close of play on the third day of the third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands on Thursday, the visitors were in danger of an innings defeat after losing 12 wickets.
Mumbai, Rajasthan in Ranji Trophy semis
A summary of the final day's play in the Ranji Trophy elite division quarter-final matches. No captaining Pakistan again, says Afridi
'Heartbroken' after his controversy-marred stint as skipper last year, flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has vowed never to accept the national cricket team's captaincy again.
Australia likely to play Harris in Perth Test
Australia flew pacer Ryan Harris to Sydney to join his teammates rather than letting him play for Brisbane Heat in Friday's Big Bash match at the Gabba. Clarke's triple century leaves India toiling
Michael Clarke hit a majestic unbeaten 329 before declaring Australia's first innings at 659 for four with a lead of 468 on the third day of the second Test against India.
Finger costs India's Kohli half of match fee
India batsman Virat Kohli was fined half of his match fee on Thursday for responding to barracking from the crowd by gesturing at them with his middle finger on day two of the second Test against Australia.
January 04, 2012
Australia likely to play Harris in Perth Test
Given the resounding success of their pacers against the Indian batting line up, Australia are expected to play four fast bowlers in the Perth Test by drafting quick Ryan Harris into the playing XI.
Newlands Test: Kallis, De Villiers help SA dominate Lanka
Jacques Kallis hit his second Test double century and AB de Villiers added a thrilling hundred before South Africa declared on 580 for four on the second day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Newlands on Wednesday. Kohli may face action for middle finger gesture
Annoyed by taunts from the spectators at the SCG, India cricketer Virat Kohli showed his middle finger to a section of the crowd on Day 2 of the second Test on Wednesday and may face a disciplinary action for the gesture.
Haryana dump Karnataka to enter Ranji semis
A summary of the third day's play in the Ranji Trophy Elite group quarter-final matches. Hodge no longer wants to play for Australia
Brad Hodge said he would like to spent the rest of his career as a freelancer in various Twenty20 tournaments around the world.
Sri Lanka keen to host IPL matches
Cash-starved Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has approached the Board of Control for Cricket in India, showing their interest to hold some Indian Premier League matches in the island country to raise some additional revenue.
Clarke's double ton leads dominant Australia
Michael Clarke hit a brilliant unbeaten 251 and Ricky Ponting his first hundred in two years as Australia took control of the second Test against India on Wednesday, finishing the second day on an imposing 482 for four.
January 03, 2012
Newlands Test: Kallis, Petersen help SA dominate Sri Lanka
Jacques Kallis and Alviro Petersen both hit centuries as South Africa punished the Sri Lankan bowling attack on the first day of the third and final Test at Newlands on Tuesday.
Ranji round up: Pawar puts Mumbai on top
A round-up of the second day's action of the four Ranji Trophy quarter-finals being played across the country. Trevor Bayliss appointed KKR chief coach
The Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday named Trevor Bayliss as the chief coach of their side for the fifth edition of Indian Premier League. Pacers hand Australia the advantage on Day One
Australia bundled India out for 191 on the opening day of the second Test Tuesday, before coming through a top order crisis of their own to finish a frenetic day on 116 for three, 75 runs behind.
Time to forget Pakistan scandals: Strauss
The scandals that have plagued recent series with Pakistan must be forgotten when England play them in the United Arab Emirates later this month, captain Andrew Strauss said on Monday.
Paddy Upton set to join Pune Warriors
The Pune Warriors side is likely to rope in former mental conditioning coach of the Indian team Paddy Upton in their support staff for the fifth edition of Indian Premier League in April-May.
PCB tight-lipped about Whatmore's appointment
Tipped to take over as Pakistan head coach, Dav Whatmore might have resigned from the helms of Kolkata Knight Riders but the PCB is apparently trying to play safe with an official, on Monday, saying that the Australian's decision has nothing to do with the board.
January 02, 2012
Harshal Patel's eight-wkt haul sends Karnataka crashing
A summary of the first day's play in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final matches. Watson hopes to be fit for third Test
Injured Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has not given up hope of playing some part in the Test series against India and is aiming to be fit for the third match in Perth, starting on January 13.
Curator believes Sachin will attain milestone at SCG
Sachin Tendulkar's wait for his elusive 100th international century is likely to end during the second Test against Australia in Sydney, says Sydney Cricket Ground's pitch curator, Tom Parker.
India must fight fire with fire: Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram says India's fast bowlers can be as destructive as their Australian counterparts and the visitors must go into the second Test with the belief that they have enough arsenal to give it back to the hosts.
2nd Test: Tendulkar-mania hits Australian media
The Australian media is gripped with Tendulkar-mania with the newspapers going overdrive on his meticulous preparation for the second Test starting in Sydney on Tuesday, with the anticipation of his 100th international century at the SCG, his "favourite ground" outside India.
January 01, 2012
Role model constitution for member boards soon: ICC
In a bid to speed up the process of revising the constitutions of its member boards to prevent any government interference, the ICC will soon issue role model constitutions. IPL: KKR coach Whatmore resigns
Tipped to take over as Pakistan coach, Dav Whatmore, on Sunday, resigned from the post of chief coach Kolkata Knight Riders citing his inability to continue in the job.
2nd Test: SCG curator promises fair pitch
The curator of the Sydney Cricket Ground's pitch has promised a "fair" track for the second Test between India and Australia, saying that conditions will decide whether the track assists pace or spin.
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