Cricket News

July 31, 2011
India is proud of you, Dhoni: Maken
Sports minister Ajay Maken praised India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his fine gesture of withdrawing his appeal against England batsman Ian Bell on the third day of the second Test in Nottingham. ECB praises Dhoni for withdrawal of appeal
The England Cricket Board (ECB) thanked the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian cricket team for withdrawing the appeal against Ian Bell on the third day of the second Test. Brilliant Bell puts England in command of 2nd Test
Ian Bell's brilliant 159 allied to a sporting reprieve saw England into a commanding lead on the third day of the second Test against India at Trent Bridge. Swann reprimanded for kicking stumps
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has been reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct by kicking stumps in frustration and dislodging the bails during the second day of the second Test against India. 'Great to share something with Sunil Gavaskar'
Rahul Dravid brushed aside comparisons after equaling Sunil Gavaskar's record of 34 Test hundreds, saying the first batsman to surpass 10,000 Test runs had influenced him as a cricketer.
July 30, 2011
Dravid equals Gavaskar's record; Congratulate him
Senior batsman Rahul Dravid struck his 34th Test century to draw level with Sunil Gavaskar and become the joint second highest century maker from India on the second day of the second Test against England. Dhoni fans to vote in large numbers for ICC award
Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's home town fans are all set to cast vote for their favourite star in large numbers to boost his chances in the ICC's People's Choice Award. Broad brings England back after Dravid ton
In the final analysis, it was about a dropped catch. When Kevin Pietersen put down Yuvraj Singh (then on four) at gully off Stuart Broad, little did he know that it was going to be a costly blemish? Praveen Kumar fined for dissent
Praveen Kumar has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for arguing with the umpire on the opening day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge on Friday.
July 29, 2011
Swann has X-ray after injury scare
England suffered an injury scare when off-spinner Graeme Swann had to taken for a precautionary x-ray after he was hit on the left hand by a Praveen Kumar snorter during the home team's first innings in the second cricket Test against India in Nottingham. Emerging Players: India rout AIS
India registered a comfortable seven-wicket victory over the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in a one-day match of the Emerging Players' Meet, in Brisbane, on Friday. Broad narrows India's Day 1 advantage
India, replying to England's 221, were 24 for 1 at close on Day 1 of the second Test, on Friday. Warner will play Tests sooner than later: Hughes
Australian Test opener Phil Hughes believes that fellow New South Wales cricketer David Warner will make the grade in the longer format of the game sooner than later. 'India's anti-DRS stand will create controversy'
India's stubborn refusal to adopt the Decision Review System (DRS) will result in controversy sooner than later in the high-profile Test series against England, feels England coach Andy Flower. Newly renovated Wankhede may undergo digging again
The turf at the Wankhede Stadium, which underwent massive refurbishment costing Rs 300 crore before the World Cup, may have to be dug up again to repair dilapidated drainage pipes, according to Mumbai Municipal authorities.
July 28, 2011
Zaheer ruled out of second Test, Gambhir doubtful
India will, in all likelihood, go into the second Test against England at Trent Bridge, beginning Friday, with two of their crucial players missing from the line-up. While Zaheer Khan is certain to miss the Test (and maybe the third in Edgbaston as well), Gautam Gambhir also appears heading in the same direction, having suffered an elbow injury while fielding at short leg during the opening Test. Dhoni shortlisted for ICC 'People's Choice Awards'
Five cricketers, including India's World Cup winning skipper M S Dhoni, were on Thursday shortlisted for the second edition of ICC's 'People's Choice Awards'.
July 27, 2011
Reports of team skipping reception rubbished
The Board of Control for Cricket in India described as 'baseless' the media reports that the Indian cricket team skipped a reception at the Indian High Commission to attend a function, organised by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to raise money for his charity, at a central London hotel. Team skips High Commission dinner for Dhoni event
Members of the Indian cricket team skipped a reception that was to be hosted by Indian High Commissioner Nalin Surie on July 18 to attend a fund raising event for the Sakshi Foundation, which is run by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi for under-privileged children. Lack of lbw DRS may hurt England: Flower
England cricket coach Andy Flower feels India's decision to disallow TV reviews of lbw decisions in the ongoing Test series could hamper England's chances of achieving the world number one ranking. England deserve to be world number one: Donald
Impressed with England's dominating performance in the Lord's Test, former South African pacer and bowling coach Allan Donald says Andrew Straus's men deserve to edge past India as the new world number one in Test cricket.
July 26, 2011
OGQ launch website, reveal plans for London Games
With exactly a year left for the 2012 Olympics, in London, Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), founded by sports legends Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone, had their new website unveiled by actor Deepika Padukone, in Delhi, on Tuesday. OGQ said it will be working closely with sports technology company Sports Mechanics to provide high-performance video analytical solutions to its athletes to aid their preparations. Australia overhaul bowling unit for Lanka Tests
Australia included three uncapped bowlers in their 15-man squad named on Tuesday for three Tests against Sri Lanka in an overhaul of the unit which was hammered by England in the Ashes debacle. Zaheer may miss second Test
"We have three days, but I am not 100 per cent sure whether he will play or not," skipper M S Dhoni said, adding, "It is a long series and we don't want to risk any individual."
July 25, 2011
England thrash India by 196 runs at Lord's
James Anderson claimed five wickets for 65 runs as England beat India by 196 runs in the first Test at Lord's on Monday. Highest fourth innings chases at Lord's
As India look to successfully chase down a daunting 458 for victory in the first Test against England at Lord's, here is a look of the highest fourth innings total at the home of cricket.
July 24, 2011
Dhoni risks ban for slow Indian over-rates
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is facing the danger of a one-match ban unless his side manage to increase their over-rate following slow bowling during England's first innings in the opening cricket Test. Dravid, Laxman keep Indian hopes alive
Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman lived to fight another day for India in the second innings of the opening Test against England at Lord's on Sunday. Bookies approaching players on Facebook: Anderson
England pacer James Anderson has revealed that social networking site facebook has become the latest tool in the hands of illegal bookmakers to approach players, a danger that the ICC is keeping a close eye on. 'England wouldn't have enforced the follow-on'
Stuat Broad, who bagged four wickets in India's first innings, says unless India was dismissed for 120-130, England would not have looked at the follow-on. 'The talk is always about Sachin'
Rahul Dravid, who became the second highest Test runs scorer on Saturday, admitted the pressure of expectation on Sachin Tendulkar helped his cause to a great extent.
July 23, 2011
Dravid No 2 Test runs scorer; Congratulate him
Rahul Dravid on Saturday went past Australian Ricky Ponting to become the second highest run getter in Test cricket during the historic first Test between India and England at Lord's. Dravid stands tall amidst the ruins at Lord's
A trademark innings by Rahul Dravid helped India do just enough to ensure England bat for a second time in the opening Test at Lord's on Saturday. 'Pietersen should have been given out at 49'
England batsman Kevin Pietersen should have been back in the pavilion much before he struck his unbeaten double hundred but umpire Asad Rauf's lack of conviction saved him in the ongoing first Test against India, says Geoffrey Boycott. Getting five wkts at Lord's is special: Praveen
Pacer Praveen Kumar claimed 5 for 106 and kept coming at the batsmen even though there was little support from the other end, on Day 2 of the first Test against England, at Lord's.
July 22, 2011
'By bowling, Dhoni made mockery of Test cricket'
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to bowl his seam-up stuff during the second day of the Lord's Test on Friday came under severe criticism from former India captain Kapil Dev. UB Group withdraws controversial Bhajji commercial
The Vijay Mallya-owned UB Group on Friday withdrew the controversial advertisement showing India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni "mocking" at Harbhajan Singh's look-alike, which had prompted the spinner to slap a legal notice against the group. Talks on to sell IPL's Deccan Chargers?
Deccan Chronicle Holdings has restarted efforts to sell its Indian Premier League franchise Deccan Chargers, and is in talks with Perth businessman Vikas Rambal and Adani Group, sources with direct knowledge of the talks, told Reuters. ED notice to BCCI, Modi over IPL deal
The Enforcement Directorate has issued a show cause notice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi for transfer of Rs 90 crore to the UK, in connection with its probe in alleged financial irregularities in the T20 cricket tournament. Pietersen's unbeaten 202 hoists England
India were 17 without loss at stumps on Day 2, in reply to England's first innings of 474 for eight declared, in the first Test at Lord's. New Zealand name Damien Wright as bowling coach
New Zealand have named Australian Damien Wright as their new bowling coach, the country's cricket board said on Friday. The Victorian, who replaces South African Allan Donald, played first-class cricket for 15 years, taking 406 first-class wickets in 123 matches before retiring this year. He will begin his new role on September 5. 56 players approached by bookies last year: Waugh
Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has claimed that 56 cricketers have reported being approached by illegal bookmakers in the past one year alone. Clarke skips domestic T20 to focus on captaincy
Australia captain Michael Clarke has decided not to play in the new domestic Twenty20 series starting later this year to focus on his international duties. Trott's average is 2nd best only to Sir Bradman!
# Jonathan Trott (58 not out) posted his seventh half-century in Tests, his first against India. Extent of Zaheer's injury not known yet
In what would come as a massive blow to the Indian cricket team, pace spearhead Zaheer Khan's leg injury has turned out to be a hamstring strain but it is not yet known how serious the problem is.
July 21, 2011
Trott, Pietersen lead England recovery
Jonathan Trott was unbeaten on 58, and Kevin Pietersen on 22, as England put up 127 for 2 by close, on a rain-curtailed opening day in the first Test against India, at Lord's on Thursday. ED issues summons to Ravi Shastri
Speeding up its probe into the finances of Indian Premier League, the Enforcement Directorate has summoned former Indian cricket captain Ravi Shastri for questioning in connection with the alleged financial irregularities in the IPL. Vice-captain Kandamby axed; Dilshan to lead vs Aus
Sri Lanka selectors left out batsman Thilina Kandamby, the vice-captain in the one-day international series against England, from the pool of 20 players for next month's ODI and Twenty20 home series against Australia. Raina gets nod ahead of Yuvi in first Test
Light rain and overcast conditions have delayed the start of the first Test between India and England at Lord's. A slight drizzle a couple of hours before the scheduled start of play on Thursday, followed by dark sky caused the delay. Spot-fixing: UK court dismisses Pak trio's appeal
The Crown Court in London has dismissed the appeal of banned Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to dismiss their corruption case in a preliminary hearing. Tendulkar could reach 100th ton in 2,000th Test
Sachin Tendulkar has the opportunity to mark the 2,000 Test match with an unprecedented 100th international century in the opening Test between England and India at Lord's starting on Thursday.
July 20, 2011
ICC's Greatest Team fundamentally flawed: Boycott
A day after former England captain Alec Stewart ridiculed the ICC's 'Greatest Test team of all time', former opener and now noted commentator Geoffrey Boycott said the selection of the team is fundamentally flawed. DRS for India-England series, no LBW reviews
While ECB were in favour of full usage of DRS, which would have included ball tracking technology, the BCCI indicated their desire for the system to be limited to the agreed minimum standards in this series. PCB to deny Malik fresh central contract
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik will not be awarded a central contract by the Cricket Board (PCB) as he is yet to satisfy the integrity committee about an amount of 90,000 pounds in his account. Timeless Test match idea finds few friends
The possibility of a timeless Test match to decide the planned world Test championship was laughed off by England and India players on Tuesday. Another Test century by Team India
Come Thursday, India will rewrite history books again when they play their 100th Test match against England at Lord's -- making their hosts the first country against which the top-ranked team has played in a century of Tests.
July 19, 2011
New Zealander Hesson named Kenya cricket coach
Kenya have named New Zealander Mike Hesson as their new national cricket coach, officials said on Tuesday. The 36-year-old has been involved in coaching New Zealand 'A' and 'Emerging Players' sides since 2005 as well as assisting the main New Zealand team as a specialist batting coach. Watson to play Big Bash in between India series
Australia vice-captain Shane Watson has signed up with Sydney Sixers in the Twenty20 Big Bash League and will take part in the tournament during the gap between the home Test series against New Zealand and India. ICC Greatest Test Team is a joke: Stewart
Former England captain Alec Stewart has ridiculed the ICC's 'Greatest Test team of all time' -- chosen through online polling -- as a "joke" for leaving out greats such as Gary Sobers and Malcolm Marshall. Harbhajan's mother in a spin over Dhoni spoof ad
Spin bowler Harbhajan Singh's mother has filed a legal notice against a liquor company for running an advertisement in which captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ridicules her son, local media reported on Tuesday. Dhoni's bat fetches 100,000 pounds at auction
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's bat, with which the Indian cricket captain struck a historic World Cup-winning knock earlier this year, fetched a whopping 100,000 pounds in an auction for his charitable foundation. PCB denies rejecting ICC Task Team reports
The Pakistan Cricket Board has denied rejecting the ICC Task team's recommendations on improving the game's state of affairs here, insisting that it has only given its observations on some of the suggestions made in the report.
July 18, 2011
CSA audit finding in to IPL bonuses delayed
The findings of the audit into irregular IPL and Champions League bonuses allegedly paid to Cricket South Africa staff, including CEO Gerald Majola, have been delayed by a week. We bullied India: Somerset coach
On a high after managing to "bully" India on all three days of a drawn practice match, county side Somerset's coach Andy Hurry said his team has given England the upperhand against the world number ones ahead of their Test series starting on Thursday.
July 17, 2011
Dhoni's WC winning bat to go under the hammer
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will put up his prized willow, which won India the World Cup, for auction in a five-star hotel in London on Monday. Strauss shines as Somerset dominate in draw
India were left bruised and battered as they were shot out for a mere 224 in their first innings and then allowed Somerset to score at a rollicking pace before the three-day warm-up game ended in an expected tame draw on the final day in Taunton.
July 16, 2011
England bowlers can trouble Indians: Morgan
Eoin Morgan feels that England have enough variation and quality in their bowling attack to trouble the star-studded India batting line-up in the upcoming four-Test series beginning at Lord's next week. Gambhir deems Afridi 'immature'
Indian vice-captain Gautam Gambhir on Saturday slammed former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi terming his comments about Indians not being large-hearted as that coming from a '16-year-old immature.' BCCI paid Rs 250 crore tax for last financial year
Keeping its reputation of being India's richest sporting body intact, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has paid taxes to the tune of Rs 250 crore for the last financial year, association vice-president Rajiv Shukla said on Saturday. B'desh call up uncapped duo for Zimbabwe series
Bangladesh have included uncapped batsmen Nasir Hossain and Shuvagoto Hom in their 15-man squad for next month's tour of Zimbabwe featuring a Test and five one-day internationals. Willoughby has India in tatters at 138/8
India witnessed the worst possible build-up to the first cricket Test against England after Somerset reduced the visitors to an embarrassing 138 for eight in their first innings on the rain-marred second day of the three-day practice game here on Saturday.
July 15, 2011
Deshmukh wins MCA elections, beats Vengsarkar
Backed by Sharad Pawar, Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Friday pipped former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar in a fiercely fought contest to become the new president of the Mumbai Cricket Association. SLC not to use DRS in Australia series
Facing a financial crisis, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided against using the Decision Review System during the Test series against Australia. Suppiah, Compton send Indians on leather hunt
The Indian bowlers came a cropper as Somerset rode on Arul Suppiah's unbeaten century, and an equally fluent knock from England skipper Andrew Strauss, to pile a mammoth 329 for two on day one of the three-day warm-up match in Taunton. Technology not the aid it's claimed to be: Harper
It is meant to cut down errors, but former Australian umpire Daryl Harper believes technology is 'not the aid it is claimed to be' for on-field officials in international cricket. Dhoni, VVS sit out of Somerset game
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni preferred to sit out of the three-day match against Somerset, and in his absence Gautam Gambhir is leading the side. Another notable absentee is VVS Laxman, but pace spearhead Zaheeer Khan is playing and his clash with Andrew Strauss is eagerly anticipated. No reason why India can't beat England: Kapil
Former captain Kapil Dev on Friday said there is no reason why India cannot win the forthcoming series in England but warned the team against getting complacent. Lanka appoint Rumesh Ratnayake as interim coach
Former pace bowler Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed Sri Lanka's coach for the tour of Australia beginning next month, the head of the country's newly-appointed interim cricket committee said on Friday. 'I used to go nuts and it affected my image'
England batsman Jonathan Trott, currently fourth in the world Test rankings, has said a drink problem once threatened his career.
July 14, 2011
Curator Nadim Memon gets pitch perfect
Well-known curator Nadim Memon's commemorative book Memon's Midas Moments encompasses his path-breaking work on maidans in Mumbai and the various cricket pitches he has laid for international cricket matches. England must beat India 2-0 or 3-1 to be No 1
England will claim the number one in the Reliance ICC Test Championship if it beats India by at least two Tests in the upcoming four-match series. Malinga claims five as Lankans rout Scots
Lasith Malinga claimed five wickets as Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 183 runs in the one-day international tri-series, also featuring Ireland, at the Grange Cricket Club ground in Edinburgh on Wednesday. 'Century against India was one of my best innings'
Shivnarine Chanderpaul seemed to have saved his best for a special occasion as his match saving innings of 116 against India in the third Test turned out to be one of his better efforts taking into consideration the team's situation at that point of time.
July 13, 2011
Edwards, Bollinger join Sydney Thunder
Australia Twenty20 Big Bash team Sydney Thunder have strengthened their pace attack by recruiting West Indies quick Fidel Edwards and Australian left arm quick Doug Bollinger.
July 12, 2011
IPL franchises want clarity on player retention
There is still a lot of time left before the fifth edition of the IPL kick-starts, but most of the franchises have a few common queries and concern regarding the controversial 'Player Retention' issue as well as the status of last edition's Orange Cap winner Chris Gayle for the coming editions. Australia's Johnson rejects T20 offer
At a time when Twenty20 riches seem to be luring players away from Test cricket, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has decided to stay away from the shortest format of the game to be fit for the summer series against India and New Zealand. Indo-Pak series to be on agenda in BCCI meeting
Resumption of India's bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan would be up for discussion in a BCCI meeting next month, the Indian Board's vice-President Rajeev Shukla has said.
July 11, 2011
Jason Swift named Bangladesh fielding coach
Australian Jason Swift has been appointed fielding coach of the Bangladesh cricket team, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said late on Sunday. The 40-year-old, who has spent the past six years as a coach and performance analyst with English county club Lancashire, has agreed a two-year term with Bangladesh. We should have won 3-0 in the Caribbean: Bedi
Former Indian captains Bishan Singh Bedi and Kapil Dev lauded the Indian cricket team for winning both one-day and Test match series against West Indies and complimented captain Dhoni for achieving this unique feat. Swann replaces Vettori as World No. 1 ODI bowler
Graeme Swann became the world's number one ODI bowler for the first time in his career after the off-spinner's eight-wicket haul helped England to a 3-2 series win against Sri Lanka.
July 10, 2011
India win series 1-0 as third Test ends in a draw
India surprisingly opted not to press for a win with 86 needed from 15 overs with seven wickets in hand as the third and final Test against the West Indies ended in a draw, giving the visitors a 1-0 series victory Roseau. I've mixed feeling on my debut century: Edwards
He became the 13th West Indian to score a century on debut but young Kirk Edwards said he had mixed feelings as his team is still not out of danger in the third and final Test in Roseau. England win final ODI to pip SL to series victory
A patient 72 from Jonathan Trott helped England to a 16-run win over Sri Lanka in the final one-dayer at Old Trafford on Saturday, giving the hosts a 3-2 series win which allowed them to gain some revenge for their 10-wicket World Cup quarter-final humiliation.
July 09, 2011
India close in on victory despite Edwards's ton
Debutant Kirk Edwards showed tremendous composure to score a century before Harbhajan Singh's twin blow helped India reduce West Indies to 224 for six at stumps on Day 4 of third and final Test match being played in Roseau. 'Kudos to the bowlers for sticking to the plans'
West Indies skipper Darren Sammy was pleased with his bowlers' efforts despite conceding a 104-run lead to India on the Day 3 of the third and final Test in Roseau. 'Windsor Park looked like an Indian wicket to me'
Young opener Abhinav Mukund was crestfallen to miss out on an opportunity to score a century after his patient 62 laid the foundation of India's first innings during the third day of the final cricket Test at Windsor Park.
July 08, 2011
Batsmen put India in control against WI
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni top-scored with an unbeaten 65 in a strong batting show as India strengthened its position in the third cricket Test against the West Indies by taking a healthy 104-run lead on day three in Roseau on Friday. 'Afridi no longer a captaincy material for PCB'
The chairman of the PCB, Ijaz Butt has made it clear that the former Pakistan One-day skipper Shahid Afridi is no longer a captaincy material for the PCB. Rampaul misses start of Indian innings
The West Indies suffered a severe blow ahead of the third day's play in the final Test against India, as it was learnt that pacer Ravi Rampaul would not be able to bowl for the first few hours at least. Afridi joins Razzaq at Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades named Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi as one of their two overseas recruits for Australia's revamped domestic Twenty20 league on Friday. The former Pakistan captain ignored more lucrative offers to join compatriot Abdul Razzaq, who was also named in the Renegades' 16-member squad, local media said. Sehwag says he is still not close to peak fitness
Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag on Thursday said he is not yet close to his peak fitness and want to spend one more week at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore for rehabilitation. South African cricket head claims death threat
Cricket South Africa President Mtutuzeli Nyoka, who initiated investigations into allegedly irregular IPL bonus payments to CSA staffers, claims to have received death threats. BCCI rejects PCB's proposal to share revenue
Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ejaz Butt had suggested that Pakistan would play in India in a bid to resume bilateral cricketing ties but want a share of the revenues from the series, a proposal that India has straightaway rejected. Sri Lanka Premier League postponed to next year
The inaugural edition of the Sri Lankan Premier League has been postponed to August 2012. The League was in the news and courted controversy when Indian players were denied permission by the BCCI to participate in the competition. Harbhajan joins 400-wicket club in Test cricket
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday added another feather to his cap by becoming the third Indian bowler and 11th overall to take 400 wickets in Test cricket.
July 07, 2011
Ishant claims five to restrict West Indies
Harbhajan Singh claimed his 400th Test wicket, while Ishant Sharma grabbed a five-fer as India bundled out West Indies for 204 before rain and bad light stalled the visitors' reply on day 2 of the third and final Test match in Roseau on Thursday. Vengsarkar, Deshmukh in two-way fight
Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar filed his nomination for the president's post in the upcoming Mumbai Cricket Association's elections, setting the stage for a straight fight for the coveted post with Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who also filed his papers on Thursday. India-England Kolkata ODI advanced to Oct 25
The fifth and final one-dayer between India and England, which was scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on October 26, has been advanced by a day due to Kali Puja celebrations in the city. The match will now be played on October 25. BCCI never asked for IPL window: Lorgat
ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said the BCCI never tried to arm-twist the governing body on the matter and the ICC did not consider it either even though gaps have been left in the Future Tours Program for most nations during April and May for the eight-year period from 2012-20. Criticism of Harper unfair and unjust: Lorgat
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team-mates drew flak from the ICC for criticism of Australian umpire Daryl Harper, with the game's governing body saying it was 'unfair and unjust' on an elite official. PCB unhappy with ICC Task Force recommendations
The Pakistan Cricket Board is unhappy with some of the recommendations made by the ICC's Task Team to reform the sport in the troubled country. Cook wields hot bat again as England level series
Captain Alastair Cook continued his impressive form with the bat as England cruised to a 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth One-day International at Trent Bridge on Wednesday to level the five-match series at 2-2.
July 06, 2011
Rain ruins opening day of Dominica Test
The Indian seamers had the West Indies in a spot of bother at 75 for three before rain interrupted play on the opening day of the third and final Test in Roseau on Wednesday. Somerset spinner Suppiah sets new T20 record
Somerset's British-Malaysian spinner Arul Suppiah took world-record Twenty20 figures of 6-5 in a five-wicket victory away to Glamorgan Dragons in Cardiff on Tuesday. BCCI, PCB yet to decide details on 2012 series
It is yet to be decided whether India or Pakistan will host the Indo-Pak cricket series in 2012. Players to blame for Pak team's problems: Alam
A small cabal of Pakistan's cricketers had interfered in the team's management, leaked confidential information and contributed to a divisive culture, the team's long-term manager has said. Ishant fit for third Test against Windies
Indian pace spearhead Ishant Sharma is set to play the final cricket Test against the West Indies in Roseau, Dominica on Wednesday, despite carrying the after effects of a collision with team-mate Praveen Kumar on his face. 'BCCI wielding too much power on world cricket'
Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has slammed India for wielding its power on international cricket and dictating terms to the rest of the world. Australia drop White from ODI side for Lanka tour
Australia have omitted Cameron White from their one-day squad for next month's tour of Sri Lanka but retained the 27-year-old batsman as captain of their Twenty20 side.
July 05, 2011
Sangakkara in trouble over his Lord's speech
Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara is likely to be called for an explanation by the country's Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage over his MCC Spirit of Cricket lecture delivered at Lord's, where he launched an attack against his own cricket establishment. Carib community steps in to sort Gayle-WICB row
With the dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and Chris Gayle showing no signs of ending soon, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government have stepped in to try and work out a solution. Collingwood to play for Perth in Big Bash
Discarded England batting all-rounder Paul Collingwood has signed with Perth Scorchers to play in Australia's revamped domestic Twenty20 competition, the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) said on Tuesday. Ishant picks up freak injury during practice
India's pace spearhead Ishant Sharma suffered a freak injury during a practice session but the team management said it was not serious and that he will be fit for the third and final Test against the West Indies, starting in Roseau, Dominica on Wednesday. Pakistan to abide with ICC on govt interference
Pakistan cricket will not challenge the International Cricket Council's (ICC) directive to member boards to free themselves from government interference within two years.
July 04, 2011
Chandimal guides SL to a convincing win
Dinesh Chandimal stroked an unbeaten 105 to help Sri Lanka to a convincing six-wicket win over England at Lord's on Sunday as the tourists took a 2-1 lead in the one-day series. Regaining No 1 Test spot not on our minds: Nielsen
Australian cricket team coach Tim Nielsen has said that reclaiming the number one Test ranking is not a priority for the side, as it seeks to rebuild itself after last year's far from satisfactory performance on the international stage. Arjun, business venture keep Sachin busy in London
A new business venture and imparting batting tips to son Arjun are two things that Sachin Tendulkar is currently focussing on before he shifts his concentration to the upcoming England series.
July 03, 2011
Ishant has been the pick of our bowlers: Dhoni
The draw against West Indies despite being in a strong position in the second Test did not disappoint Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who said his side did enough for a win but was done in by the weather gods. I am happy with the draw: Sammy
West Indian skipper Darren Sammy believes his side had a good chance to win the second Test against India before rain intervened but he is not too disheartened with the draw either. Laxman returns to top 10 in ICC rankings
Veteran Indian batsman VVS Laxman rose seven places to a career-best sixth in the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen after playing two crucial half centuries in the drawn match against the West Indies in Bridgetown. India fined for maintaining slow over-rate
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 60 per cent of his match fee while his teammates were docked 30 per cent each for maintaining a slow over-rate during the drawn second Test against the West Indies in Bridgetown. Failed Broad appeal leads to hefty fine
England's Stuart Broad has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for showing "serious dissent" at an umpire's decision during the second One-day International against Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday.
July 02, 2011
Ishant shines as second Test ends in draw
Chasing a target of 281, the West Indies, who looked to be in deep trouble at 55 for three when Ishant Sharma dismissed Adrian Barath (27), were 202 for 7 from 71.3 overs when bad light forced an early end to the match. Temple dedicated to Sachin, Dhoni in Bihar soon
Cricket is a religion in India and affirming this is the fact that a temple dedicated to Indian top three cricket players -- Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yovraj Singh, is being constructed in a village in Bihar. Hayden to play in Big Bash T20 tournament
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden is considering a comeback to competitive cricket and could well be seen in action in the Big Bash Twenty20 tournament in December. 'Watching Chanderpaul and Samuels bat helped me'
After contributing to India's cause by scoring 48 runs in the second innings, opener Abhinav Mukund said he took inspiration from the rival batting line-up. Leeds ODI: Jayawardene steers Sri Lanka to victory
Mahela Jayawardene stroked an elegant 144 to propel Sri Lanka to a 69-run win over England as the tourists levelled the one-day series 1-1 at Headingley on Friday.
July 01, 2011
Dravid, Laxman help India build healthy lead
India were 229 for three on the fourth day of the second Test against the West Indies at Bridgetown on Friday, thereby extending their overall lead to 240. Sri Lanka govt dissolves cricket board
A day after the ICC asked its members to free themselves of political interference, the Sri Lanka government on Friday dissolved the country's cricket board (SLC) following allegations of financial irregularities. James Franklin denied NZ central contract
James Franklin did well in the Indian Premier League, but not-so-impressive performances for New Zealand cost him a central contract, along with six other players, in the 20-strong list announced in Wellington, on Friday. Umpire Harper takes dig at Team India
Australian umpire Daryl Harper has admitted that he committed errors while officiating in the first cricket Test between India and the West Indies, but said Indian players too did not play in the spirit of the game. Samuels determined to make up for lost time
The 30-year-old Jamaican batsman is in a desperate hurry to make up for lost time after being banned from the sport for two years for a crime he insists he did not commit.
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