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June 30, 2011
2nd Test: WI dismissed for 190, India secures lead
West Indies were bowled out for 190 in their first innings on the rain-affected third day of the second cricket Test against India in Bridgetown on Thursday. The visitors thereby secured an 11 runs first innings lead. Dhoni 'out' due to wrong replay: ICC
The ICC on Thursday confirmed that an error by the host broadcaster during first day's play in the second Test between the West Indies and India in Barbados led to the wrong replay being shown to the third umpire, which led to India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's dismissal. Lorgat defends abolishing runners in cricket
ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat defended scrapping the provision of runners in international cricket on Thursday, saying batsmen were not using the system in the right spirit. RCB, Warriors to kick off CLT20 in Bangalore
IPL 4 runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore and Warriors of South Africa will kick off the third edition of the Champions League T20 (CLT20) tournament in Bangalore on September 23. Oz Big Bash: Gayle signs up for Sydney Thunder
West Indian opening batsman Chris Gayle will appear for the Sydney Thunder side in Australia's Big Bash League. ICC asks member boards to become autonomous
The ICC on Thursday decided to go the International Olympic Committee way and told its member boards to become autonomous, failing which it might consider imposing sanctions on them.
June 29, 2011
India make further inroads on rain-hit day
The West Indies were struggling at 98 for five in their first innings, in reply to India's 201 all out, on a rain-hit second day of the second cricket Test at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Wednesday. Criticised by India, Harper opts out of 3rd Test
Criticised by the Indian cricket team for his poor decisions in the first Test against the West Indies, controversial Australian umpire Daryl Harper withdrew from the third match, starting July 6, at Roseau. He will be replaced by Englishman Richard Kettleborough of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires. ICC defers scrapping rotational presidents
The ICC on Wednesday deferred a decision on the planned scrapping of the rotational system of presidency but asked next-in-line Pakistan and Bangladesh not to nominate a candidate till a review of its governance structure before the next Executive Board meeting in October. SL urges India to send players for T20 league
Sri Lanka Cricket chairman Somachandra de Silva on Wednesday revealed that the island nation's sports minister has written to his Indian counterpart, urging him to resolve the deadlock over Indian players' participation in its Twenty20 league. England to play 5 ODIs in India in Oct
Hyderabad will host the first ODI of the five-match series between India and England at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Uppal on October 14. All the five ODIs will be day-night affairs. Fired-up Anderson scorches sorry Sri Lanka
A fiery opening spell from fast bowler James Anderson allowed Alastair Cook to celebrate his first home match with a thumping 110-run win over a shell-shocked Sri Lanka at the Oval on Tuesday.
June 28, 2011
India hit back after being bowled out for 201
The West Indies came back well in the final session to dismiss India for just 201 in their first innings on the first day of the second Test at the bouncy Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday. However, India fought back well to reduce the hosts to 30 for three by close of play. India to play 90 Tests in eight years
India will play 90 Tests and 166 ODIs during the eight-year span of the Future Tours Programme, from 2012 to 20. The number of Tests are fewer than what England and Australia will play in the eight-year period, though the World champions will be the busiest team in One-Day Internationals. IPL gets unofficial window
The ICC on Tuesday, the third day of its annual conference in Hong Kong, left gaps in the FTP for most nations during April and May for the eight-year period, 2012 to 20. 14-team format for 2015 cricket World Cup
Under fire for its decision to restrict the 2015 World Cup to 10 teams, the ICC on Tuesday decided to reinstate the associate nations by reverting to the 14-team format for the mega event. Mani says BCCI playing politics with Pak
'India has become cricket's biggest commercial market in the last 15 years and unfortunately their present board is using this financial clout to play politics, particularly with Pakistan,' says former International Cricket Council president Ehsan Mani. Cook welcomes DRS move for India series
Modified it may be but England's one-day captain Alastair Cook is glad that the Decision Review System will be in place for his side's series against India next month after being made mandatory in all Tests and ODIs by the ICC. Gavaskar peeved by ICC's new rule against runners
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has slammed the ICC's decision to abolish runners for injured batsmen in one-day cricket, saying even bowlers should not be allowed to have water as rules should be the same for everyone. Rixon is Australia's new fielding coach
Former Test wicketkeeper Steve Rixon has been appointed Australia's new fielding coach and promised to set new standards for a country which has lost its reputation as the world's best in that department.
June 27, 2011
Goswami helps India finish third in Women's T20
Skipper Jhulan Goswami led from the front with an all-round performance to help India beat New Zealand by three wickets and finish third in the NatWest Women's T20 Quadrangular Series. ICC keeps minnows in loop for 2015 World Cup
Associate nations, like Ireland and the Netherlands, may not be dumped out of the 2015 cricket World Cup, as the ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) on Monday recommended that there should be a qualifying tournament for participation in the elite event. Stuart Law named Bangladesh coach
Former Australia all-rounder Stuart Law will succeed compatriot Jamie Siddons as coach of the Bangladesh cricket team, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Monday. BCCI agrees to modified DRS
Abandoning its rigid stand on technology, the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday agreed to the mandatory use of the controversial Decision Review System in a modified version in all international matches. Fifth season of IPL to commence on April 4
The fifth edition of the highly popular Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin on April 4 next year and conclude on May 27, the BCCI announced on Monday. Back-to-back Ashes series in 2013
With the 2015 cricket World Cup causing some scheduling headache for Australia, the former World champions are set to play back-to-back Ashes series against England in 2013. Mind coach Webster to help Windies sort out issues
West Indies have requisitioned the services of world-famous psychologist Rudi Webster to sort out the lingering issues of their team ahead of their second Test against India starting on Tuesday.
June 26, 2011
Women's T20: India lose to England by 46 runs
India's batting woes continued as the visitors suffered a humiliating 46-run defeat at the hands of England in the NatWest Women's T20 Quadrangular Series in Taunton on Sunday. ICC ODI rankings: Sri Lanka on India's trail
The Sri Lankan cricket team has a good opportunity to move ahead of India into the second place in the ICC ODI Championship table if they succeed in claiming the upcoming five-match ODI series against England comprehensively. BCCI-Modi spat costs Gavaskar crores
The Lalit Modi-BCCI feud has proved costly for Sunil Gavaskar, as the batting legend's payments for the work he did as an IPL Governing Council member yet to be released.
June 25, 2011
Jayawardene helps Sri Lanka crush England in T20
Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara gave a batting masterclass in the shortest version of the game to lead Sri Lanka to an emphatic nine-wicket win over England in a one-off Twenty20 international in Bristol on Saturday. T20 Quadrangular: Indian eves lose to NZ
A sloppy batting display saw Indian eves suffer a 25-run defeat against New Zealand in the NatWest Women's T20 Quadrangular Series in Bristol on Saturday. India to host Pakistan for Tests in 2013
India are scheduled to host Pakistan for a Test series in 2013, the first time after 2007, according to ICC's draft Future Tours Programme which will be finalised in the world body's annual conference in Hong Kong starting on Sunday. 'India wants to exclude Pakistan from every sport'
Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has termed India an archrival and accused the neighbouring country of using its financial might to try and exclude Pakistan from every sport. Bolt dreams of watching Tendulkar play live
Sachin Tendulkar's long list of admirers keeps on growing with world and Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt on Saturday saying he was one of the 'greatest cricketer' and he dreams of watching the Indian champion play live. Vettori takes a break from one-dayers
Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is to take an indefinite break from the shorter forms of cricket in an attempt to extend his Test career. BCCI adamant Indians will not play SL T20
The inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League will go ahead next month without the Indian cricketers after talks failed with the Indian board (BCCI), Sri Lankan sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told Reuters on Friday. Tharanga gets three-month doping ban
Sri Lankan opening batsman Upul Tharanga has been suspended for three months after failing a doping test, the International Cricket Council said on Friday. The ICC said the 26-year-old left-hander's urine sample, taken after this year's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in Colombo on March 29, contained prednisone and prednisolone which are on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list.
June 24, 2011
Tendulkar loses No 1 ranking to Kallis
Sachin Tendulkar lost the coveted number one spot in the ICC Test rankings to South Africa's Jacques Kallis, but Rahul Dravid, adjudged man-of-the-match for his century in the first Test against the West Indies, returned to the top-20 after climbing nine rungs. Rampaul fined for dissent, Sammy reprimanded
As if the defeat in the first Test was not enough, West Indies paceman Ravi Rampaul was on Friday fined for showing dissent to an umpire's decision and skipper Darren Sammy was reprimanded for his actions against the spirit of the game. Styris retires from international cricket
New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris on Friday announced his retirement from international cricket on his own terms, although he will stay involved in the Twenty20 format for Northern Districts and his Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings. New Zealand to host Zimbabwe, SA in 2012
New Zealand will play their first home Test against Zimbabwe in 11 years, as well as a three-match series against South Africa, in the next southern hemisphere summer, New Zealand Cricket announced on Friday.
June 23, 2011
Kingston Test: India beat Windies by 63 runs
India scored a comprehensive 63-run win over the West Indies in the first Test at Sabina Park (Kingston) on Thursday. The win helped the visitors take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Aus rout India in women's T20 Quadrangular
The Indian women's cricket team put up a listless batting performance and lost to Australia by eight wickets, in the opening match of the Quadrangular Twenty20 Series, in Billericay (England), on Thursday. India were all out for just 62 runs, after being invited to bat. The Australian women overhauled the target with 9.4 overs to spare, Leah Poulton scoring an unbeaten 31 and Meg Lanning contributing 23. Surat businessman buys Tendulkar's Ferrari
The '360 Modena Ferrari', which once occupied pride of place in batting icon Sachin Tendulkar's fleet of premium cars, is now the prized possession of a Surat businessman Jayesh Desai, Chairman of Raj Hans group. I didn't sleep after dropping Dravid: Sammy
Embarrassed after dropping Indian centurion Rahul Dravid when he had barely started his innings, West Indies captain Darren Sammy confessed he couldn't sleep that night.
June 22, 2011
Bravo, Chanderpaul keep WI in contention vs India
West Indies recovered well after a brief slump to stay on course for an improbable win against India on the third day of the first Test in Kingston (Jamaica) on Wednesday. At stumps, the hosts had reached 131 for three, requiring a further 195 runs with seven second innings wickets left. Ranji Elite Group matches from Nov 3
India's domestic cricket season begins with the BCCI Corporate Tournament from September 1 while the league stage of the Ranji Trophy elite competition will be held from November 3 to December 24, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Wednesday. I never felt it was my first Test: Praveen Kumar
The young medium-pacer from Uttar Pradesh said bowling in his first Test was an enjoyable experience. Mishra fined for dissent towards umpire
India's leg-spinner Amit Mishra was fined 10 per cent of his match fee on Tuesday for showing towards the umpire after being given out in the ongoing first cricket Test against the West Indies in Kingston.
June 21, 2011
Kingston Test: India dominates second day's play
India made its way to a comfortable position on the second day of the first cricket Test against the West Indies in Kingston on Tuesday. At stumps, the visitors had scored 91 for three for an overall lead of 164. England drop Collingwood and Prior for ODIs
Former captain Paul Collingwood and wicketkeeper Matt Prior have been dropped from England's squads for upcoming one-day and Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Tuesday. Wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter and all-rounder Samit Patel have been recalled for both squads while fast bowler Steven Finn is also a surprise selection. Lanka officials head to India for T20 league talks
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials are hopeful that hastily arranged talks with their Indian counterparts will succeed in releasing players from that country to participate in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) Twenty20 tournament. Nervous Edwards happy with return to Test cricket
West Indian pacer Fidel Edwards, who was instrumental in triggering India's batting collapse in the ongoing first Test with a four-wicket haul, said he was nervous heading into the match after being sidelined with injury for two years. For Walsh, Sachin is number one Indian batsman
There seems no end to the list of Sachin Tendulkar admirers and the latest to laud the Indian batting icon is West Indian fast bowling great Courtney Walsh. BCCI refuses to react to Modi's claims
Indian Cricket Board chief Shashank Manohar on Tuesday rejected Lalit Modi's latest tirade against the BCCI and ridiculed him by saying that the former IPL Commissioner might fascinate the media but not him. Former WI batsman Rowe honoured at Sabina Park
In recognition of former West Indies batsman Lawrence Rowe's services to West Indies cricket, the Jamaican Cricket Association (JCA) dedicated a stand in his name at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Stand-in captain Sangakkara rues Cardiff collapse
Stand-in captain Kumar Sangakkara rued Sri Lanka's bizarre batting collapse in the first Test after his team lost the three-match series 1-0 to England. Ross Taylor to captain New Zealand
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has been named as the team captain, replacing Daniel Vettori, New Zealand Cricket said on Tuesday.
June 20, 2011
WI make slow start in response to India's 246
India were bowled out for 246 in their first innings in the opening day of the first cricket Test against West Indies in Kingston on Monday. At stumps on day one, the home team had made 34 for one in reply. Sangakkara century earns Sri Lanka draw vs England
Kumar Sangakkara scored his first international century in England as Sri Lanka secured a draw when rain brought an early finish to the third and final Test on Monday. Lalit Modi: How BCCI, ICC 'finished' ICL
Former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi on Monday blamed the International Cricket Council and the Board of Control for Cricket in India for scuttling the Indian Cricket League. 13 teams for Champions League T20
A record 13 teams will be vying for top honours in the Champions League Twenty20 which will be held across three cities Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore from September 23 to October 9. Modi fires fresh salvo at BCCI over SLPL
Media reports on Monday claimed that the reason why the BCCI refused to permit Indian players to participate in the Sri Lankan Premier League is that it believed that the former IPL chief might be involved in its organisation. Sammy confident WI can upset India in Tests
World number one they might be but India are a depleted side right now and West Indies skipper Darren Sammy says this, along with favourable home conditions, gives his team the belief that upstaging the visitors is not that tough a task.
June 19, 2011
Umpires Saheba, Hazare out of International Panel
The Indian Cricket Board has decided not to recommend the names of Amiesh Saheba and Sanjay Hazare for the coming season's ICC International Panel of umpires with only Shahvir Tarapore retaining his place. Ramnarine to blame for Gayle-Board stand-off: WICB
The West Indies Cricket Board has blamed the interfering attitude of country's players association president Dinanath Ramnarine as one of the reasons why the reconciliation meeting between out-of-favour opener Chris Gayle and the WICB ended in stalemate. England put SL on back foot after Bell century
Sri Lanka were 112 for three wickets after England declared their innings on 377 for eight at the close of the fourth day of the third and final Test on Sunday. Indians unhappy over poor practice pitches
A controversy erupted on Sunday, on the eve of the first cricket Test between India and the West Indies with the visitors unhappy over the substandard practice pitches provided to them at the Sabina Park in Kingston. BCCI tells players to steer clear of Lanka league
The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has denied permission to a dozen cricketers to play in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League, local media reported on Sunday. Sachin may lose top spot in the ICC Test ranking
Sachin Tendulkar is set to lose his top position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen as he will not feature in India's three-match Test series against the West Indies starting in Kingston, Jamaica on Monday. Sharma climbs to 49th in ICC ODI ranking
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, who was adjudged player of the series in the recently-concluded one-dayers against the West Indies, on Sunday broke into the ICC ODI Rankings' top-50.
June 18, 2011
Eden to host three matches for Eng, WI series
After the World Cup cold shoulder, Kolkata's historic Eden Gardens is back in the reckoning as it will host as many as three international games during the two home series against England and the West Indies later this year. DRS not foolproof: S Venkataraghavan
Former ICC Elite Panel umpire, Srinivas Venkataraghavan on Saturday gave a big thumbs down to the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) and backed the Indian cricket board's stand against its use. ICC cannot let the BCCI dictate any longer: Modi
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi says it is 'nonsense' to let BCCI dictate terms on the usage of Decision Review System and the ICC should ignore the Indian Board's rejection to make DRS mandatory in every international series. Gambhir defends playing IPL despite injury
Under attack for playing the IPL play-off despite an injury, opener Gautam Gambhir on Saturday said it was his decision to play in that game and rubbished suggestions that he compromised the national team's interests in the process. WICB reaches out to Gayle again
The reconciliation meeting may have gone completely awry but the West Indies Cricket Board refuses to give up on Chris Gayle even after dropping him from the Test squad for the series against India starting Monday. BCCI unconvinced by DRS ball-tracking tech
The Indian cricket board (BCCI) does not think the ball-tracking technology used in the Decision Review System (DRS) is reliable enough and has maintained opposition to its mandatory use. Pietersen puts England in control
Kevin Pietersen scored a fine 85 as England took a firm grip on the third day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. The home team, replying to Sri Lanka's 184, was 195 for four after yet another rain-affected day at the Rose Bowl. Edwards recalled, Gayle left out of 1st Test v Ind
Explosive batsman Chris Gayle was once again left out, while fast bowler Fidel Edwards made his return to the 13-member West Indies squad named for the first Test against India starting on Monday.
June 17, 2011
PCB fines Zulqarnain Haider
The Pakistan Cricket Board has fined runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider half a million rupees ($5,200) but allowed him to resume playing cricket under probation. Haider fled the team hotel in Dubai last November while playing in a one-day series against South Africa and landed in London. Tremlett rips through Sri Lanka batting
England fast bowler Chris Tremlett recorded his best Test figures of six for 42 to reduce Sri Lanka to 177 for nine in their first innings as rain brought an early close to the second day of the third and final Test on Friday. Sachin all for DRS but with Hot Spot, Snickometer
Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar is not against the controversial Decision Review System but wants it to be combined with technologies such as Snickometer and Hot Spot for consistency. IPL has its own charm, says Pujara
Saurashtra's prolific middle order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara says Indian Premier League (IPL) has its own charm and playing it is a different experience. 'Windies pacers will be intimidating in Tests'
The victories in the last two ODIs may not have been enough to clinch the series, but the West Indies surely gained the momentum going into the Tests against India, says explosive host batsman Darren Bravo. Caribbean ODIs: Tale of wasted opportunity
The selectors' idea of trying out the bench strength in the ODI series against the West Indies failed big time, says Bikash Mohapatra.
June 16, 2011
Bravo guides WI to seven wickets win over India
Darren Bravo hit a career-best 86 as West Indies comfortably defeated India by seven wickets in the fifth and final One-day International in Kingston, Jamaica. Sreesanth hoping to be fit for England series
Ruled out of the West Indies Test series due to an elbow injury, India pacer S Sreesanth is hoping to be fit for the England tour next month. Unrepentant Afridi appears before committee
Pakistan's sacked and retired captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday refused to apologise for his alleged violation of the PCB's Code of Conduct, but said he is ready to accept any verdict of the disciplinary committee. England pace bowlers impress in the rain
England's pace bowlers excelled on a rain-disrupted first day to reduce Sri Lanka to 81 for four in the third and final Test on Thursday. 'Board-Player dispute reason for Windies problems'
Former captain Vivian Richards has blamed the never-ending feud between the Board and the Players' Association for the deplorable state in which West Indian cricket finds itself at the moment. Best fielding side I have been part of: Raina
Fielding has never been Indian cricket's strong point but stand-in skipper Suresh Raina says the side competing against the West Indies right now is the best fielding unit he has been part of in the past five years. 'World Cup should be for the premium sides'
Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden has backed the ICC's proposal to exclude associate nations such as Ireland and Canada and make the World Cup a 10-team tournament from 2015. Gayle all but out of Tests, career at stake too
Rebel West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle's hopes of making it to the Test squad for the three-match series against India went up in smoke after a stormy meeting with WICB. Warn India by disposing SL: Hussain tells England
Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels Andrew Strauss' men can intimidate world number one India even before they set foot here by disposing off a "troubled Sri Lanka" in the ongoing Test series.
June 15, 2011
India eyeing 4-1 series win, says Harbhajan
The morale-shattering 103-run loss to West Indies in the third One-dayer, notwithstanding, India's vice-captain Harbhajan Singh has exuded confidence that the visitors will sign off the series on a winning note in the fifth and final ODI in Kingston, Jamaica. Swann slams Indians for refusing use of DRS
England spinner Graeme Swann has slammed India for opposing the Decision Review System in the upcoming Test series, saying that calling the innovation inaccurate is merely an excuse. Barath back for 5th ODI but Gayle ignored again
Fit-again opener Adrian Barath made his way in but the explosive Chris Gayle was once again left out of the 13-member West Indies squad for the fifth and final one-dayer against India in Jamaica on Thursday. Chris Gayle decides to meet WICB officials
Chris Gayle's chances of making it to the West Indies squad for the Test series against India brightened with the dashing opener all set to meet his Cricket Board to clear the air over his controversial radio interview last month.
June 14, 2011
Australia to warm up for India clash against NZ
Australia will kick off their home cricket season in December with two test matches against trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand before taking on the world's top-ranked test side India in a four-match series, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday. 'Munaf Patel is spinning the ball these days'
West Indies fast bowling legend Andy Roberts is baffled as to why young Indian pacers suddenly lose speed after showing early promise and start 'spinning the ball'. He cites Munaf Patel as a most recent example. I wish no player goes through what I have: Mishra
He has had the West Indies batsmen in knots in the ongoing ODI series but not so long ago, Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra was considering hanging up his boots out of sheer frustration at being dropped despite decent performances. When Rahul Dravid inspired Anthony Martin
West Indies leg-spinner Anthony Martin, who produced a career-best spell in his team's win over India in the fourth ODI, said bowling to Rahul Dravid five years ago led him to believe that he could have a career in international cricket. Clinical West Indies crush India by 103 runs
The West Indies' bowlers produced a clinical performance, after Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons laid the foundation with fluent fifties, to beat India by 103 runs in the fourth One-day International, in Antigua, on Monday.
June 13, 2011
Anderson in favour of UDRS against India
Unlike some of the Indian stars, the English players are in favour of using the much-debated Umpire Decision Review System in next month's four-Test series between the two sides. Kirsten keen to hire Rhodes, Upton
Former India coach Gary Kirsten, who was appointed the Proteas' new coach last week, said he is looking to employ his former teammate and fielding ace Jonty Rhodes and world renowned sports psychologist Paddy Upton, who was with him in the coaching staff of the World Cup-winning Indian team. Windies wish for a bouncy pitch finally granted
West Indies will finally have their wish granted when they would get to play on the hard and bouncy pitch in the fifth and the final One-day International at Sabina Park, Jamaica on Thursday.
June 12, 2011
I wouldn't have been right for captaincy: Amla
South Africa's vice-captain Hashim Amla on Sunday backed AB de Villers' appointment as skipper of the ODI and Twenty20 side, saying the wicketkeeper-batsman is the right man to shoulder the 'huge responsibility'. Katich gets support from Oz minister
Out of favour Australian opener Simon Katich, who was excluded from the list of cricketers offered central contracts by Cricket Australia, found an unlikely supporter in the country's federal defence minister Stephen Smith. Didn't ask anybody to boycott WIPA awards: Sammy
Figuring out a way to end West Indies' misery against India is not the only thought bothering Darren Sammy, the skipper is also busy refuting allegations that he discouraged some regional cricketers from attending last week's Players' Association awards. Dilshan finds place in Lord's Honour's Board
Sri Lankan captain Tillakaratne Dilshan became the seventh cricketer from the island nation to feature on Lord's Hounour's Board, courtesy his big century in the drawn second Test against England. Dumping Katich a pragmatic decision: Chappell
Simon Katich's axing from Cricket Australia's list of contracted players might have outraged several former players but Ian Chappell feels it was a 'pragmatic decision'. We couldn't maintain pressure on India: Russell
It was the biggest knock of his young international career but far from celebrating, West Indies pacer Andre Russell was a disappointed man as his hurricane 92 failed to fetch his side a win in the third one-dayer against India in Antigua. England recall Anderson for third Sri Lanka Test
England have named pace bowler James Anderson in place of Jade Derbach in their 12-man squad for the third and final Test of the series against Sri Lanka starting at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Thursday. 'Current standard of WI cricket is very bad'
West Indies cricket is in a shambles and its fast bowlers have forgotten how to intimidate batsmen, feels legendary pacer Curtly Ambrose who does not foresee a return to past glory for the team anytime soon.
June 11, 2011
Rohit guides India to series win over West Indies
Rohit Sharma scored a fantastic unbeaten 86 under pressure as India beat West Indies by three wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series in Antigua on Saturday. Graeme Swann nearly quit cricket in 2004
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has revealed that he considered giving up cricket four years after making his ODI debut against South Africa in 2000. 'Hope I don't make mistakes of monkeygate again'
One of the central figures of the 2008 monkeygate scandal involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds, Australian captain Michael Clarke now wishes he had not made the mistakes which aggravated tensions between his side and the visiting Indians. 'I am very, very hungry to make it big with WI'
A much sought-after player in the IPL but a mediocre performer for the West Indies, hard-hitting all-rounder Kieron Pollard says he is keen to set the record straight and make it big with his national team.
June 10, 2011
WI Tests: Mithun, Praveen replace Zaheer, Sree
Karnataka medium pacer Abhimanyu Mithun and Uttar Pradesh's Praveen Kumar have been named as their replacements. Lord's window break was freak accident: Prior
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has insisted that he did not break the Lord's dressing room window during the second Test against Sri Lanka deliberately, saying the incident was a 'freak accident' and he felt 'stupid' about it. 'Don't think old tiff with Clarke led to axing'
Simon Katich has debunked speculation that his axing from Cricket Australia's list of contracted players was fallout of his two and a half year old dressing room spat with current captain Michael Clarke. BCCI rejects DRS for England series
India's opposition to the Decision Review System continues with the BCCI refusing to allow its use in next month's four-Test cricket series against England.
June 09, 2011
Warne disappointed by decision to axe Katich
Cricket Australia should not have stopped at just veteran batsman Simon Katich while axing 30-somethings from its list of contracted players, feels spin legend Shane Warne. Jayasuriya returns to SL squad for England series
In his 40s and an active politician, veteran batsman Sanath Jayasuriya on Thursday returned to the Sri Lankan One-day and Twenty20 cricket side after more than a year for the series against England later this month. India thump WI by seven wickets, lead series 2-0
The victory helped the visitors take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series going into the third one-dayer in Antigua on Saturday.
June 08, 2011
SLC intimated on Tharanga's positive dope test
According to a statement issued by SLC, the batsman's urine sample was taken on March 29 after the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. Prior escapes fine for window incident
England's Matt Prior has been reprimanded by the ICC but escaped a fine after breaking a window in the Lord's Pavilion following his run-out in the drawn Test against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Tendulkar, Kallis continue to head Test rankings
India's Sachin Tendulkar and South Africa's Jacques Kallis remain jointly atop the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen with 883 points each. Kallis also retained his top spot in the list of leading all-rounders in Test cricket. Financial crisis for Sri Lanka cricket after WC
Plagued by financial constraints post the World Cup, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has sought help from the government and country's state banks to meet the huge expenses incurred during the quadrennial extravaganza. PCB suspends national selector Illyas
The Pakistan Cricket Board suspended national selector Mohammad Illyas and asked him to face disciplinary proceedings for violating the terms of his employment contract by making statements in the media and appearing on a television show on the Shahid Afridi issue. Aamir claims innocence, says was playing friendly
Banned Pakistan pacer Mohammed Aamir claimed innocence over defying the ban imposed on him after the ICC launched an investigation on him playing in an English competition. NZC overhauls its selection system
In a major shake-up of selection system in the country, the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Wednesday disbanded its national selection panel and replaced it with a new post of National Selection Manager (NSM). Aamir defies ICC ban, plays series in England
Pakistani pacer Mohammed Aamir could be in further trouble as the ICC has launched an investigation into claims that the bowler had defied the ban imposed on him by the world body by playing in an English Division One competition. Hashan denies naming de Silva, Sanath in fixing
Former Sri Lanka captain Hashan Tillakaratne has denied naming ex-skippers Aravinda de Silva and Sanath Jayasuriya as being involved in match-fixing. Injured Dilshan may miss third Test vs England
Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan is almost certain to miss the third Test against England starting next week because of a fracture to his right thumb. I accepted SA coach job because of Kirsten: Donald
If at all Allan Donald agreed to be bowling coach of South Africa, it was because of Gary Kirsten's presence as head coach of the team.
June 07, 2011
Poor umpiring in 1st ODI a case for DRS
Rohit Sharma, who scored a match-winning 68 as India beat the West Indies in the first ODI, could have been out early in his innings had the Decision Review System been used. Afridi is still very immature, says coach Waqar
Pakistan's cricket coach has described former captain Shahid Afridi as "immature" and a bad influence on the dressing room. Sri Lanka hold on for draw in second Test
Sri Lanka safely negotiated a draw on the final day of the second Test against England at Lord's on Tuesday after being set a daunting 343 from 58 overs to win. Attend hearing or risk action, PCB tells Afridi
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has warned sacked ODI captain Shahid Afridi to either appear before the disciplinary committee on Wednesday or be prepared for a unilateral decision against him by the panel. Opener Katich loses Australia contract
Experienced Test opener Simon Katich has not been awarded one of Australia's 25 central contracts for the next season, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday. Stats: Rohit Sharma records first 50 against WI
# Suresh Raina (43) recorded his highest innings against West Indies in ODIs, eclipsing the 35 at Dambulla on July 31, 2005.
June 06, 2011
First ODI: Sharma guides India to easy win over WI
A spectacular 68 by Rohit Sharma helped India to a comfortable four-wicket win over West Indies in the first One-day International in Port of Spain on Monday. Kirsten new SA coach; De Villiers ODI, T20 captain
The former opening batsman will formally take over in August ahead of the two home series against Australia and Sri Lanka, Cricket South Africa said at a news conference on Monday. England set up chance to force victory
England captured the final seven Sri Lanka first-innings wickets for 107 runs in the second Test at Lord's on Monday to give themselves an opportunity to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. At the close of a prolonged day, England were 149 for two in their second innings, an overall lead of 156, with 98 overs scheduled for Tuesday's final day. PCB irked by political intervention in Afridi case
PCB chairman Ijaz Butt has expressed disappointment over interference of political functionaries into the ongoing dispute between the Board and former skipper Shahid Afridi, saying the act could damage Pakistan cricket. 'ICC might do away with rotational presidents'
The ICC is planning to do away with the rotation policy for appointing presidents and cricket's world governing body is likely to deliberate on the proposal in its annual general meeting later this month in Hong Kong. Donald withdraws from NZ bowling coach job
Amid speculation that he would take over as South Africa's assistant cricket coach, former pacer Allan Donald has withdrawn from his verbal commitment to be New Zealand's pace bowling coach. Gayle gets WIPA 'Cricketer of the Year' honour
He might be a pariah in West Indies cricket right now but explosive batsman Chris Gayle was the toast of the annual Players Association awards, walking away with the 'Cricketer of the Year' trophy along with another honour. Dilshan sparkles before rain stops play
Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan completed his highest Test score on Sunday before rain brought a premature end to the third day of the second Test against England at Lord's.
June 05, 2011
Dhoni is brand ambassador for Save Tiger project
Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been made the brand ambassador of Jharkhand's 'Save Tiger' project. India start favourites against West Indies
Off to a perfect start by winning the lone Twenty20 game of the tour, a second-string India will have to shift gears quickly and now brace up for an ODI battle against the depleted West Indies in a five-match series starting, in Port of Spain on Monday. We gave away 20 runs too many: Sammy
West Indies cricket captain Darren Sammy said his bowlers gave away 20 runs too many which allowed India to raise what proved to be a winning total in their one-off Twenty20 match in Port of Spain on Saturday.
June 04, 2011
India beat West Indies by 16 runs
Putting up a splendid all round show, India scored a comfortable 16-run win over the West Indies in the one-off Twenty20 international to begin their Caribbean tour on a resounding note in Port of Spain on Saturday. Suspended spinner Shillingford cleared for return
Suspended off-spinner Shane Shillingford has been cleared to return to international cricket, the West Indies Cricket Board said on Saturday. Defiant Dilshan leads spirited Sri Lanka reply
Tillakaratne Dilshan batted with the responsibility appropriate to his new role as Sri Lanka captain during an accomplished unbeaten century on the second day of the second Test at Lord's on Saturday. Akram questions PCB on Afridi axing
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), saying that the Board should have given proper reason for sacking Shahid Afridi as captain of the One-day team. CA to organise twilight matches
Cricket Australia will consider organising a few Sheffield Shield games at twilight next summer with the traditional red ball instead of the pink one being trialled by the ICC. Raina rejects reports of links with bookmaker
India's stand-in cricket captain Suresh Raina has rubbished reports linking him to an alleged bookmaker, saying getting photographed with somebody does not amount to knowing the person.
June 03, 2011
England end day well after poor start
Half centuries from Alistair Cook (96), Eoin Morgan (79) and Matt Prior (73, batting) helped England take control of proceedings on Day 1 of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Friday. Australia considers 10 years jail for match-fixing
Australia is considering stiff penalties of up to 10 years in jail for anybody involved in match-fixing and corruption in sport, sports minister Mark Arbib said on Friday. Seniors deserved a break: Raina
India's stand-in cricket captain Suresh Raina backed the decision of top players such as Sachin Tendulkar to skip the tour of the West Indies, saying the seniors "deserved a break". Depleted India face off against struggling Windies
They might be without key senior players but even a second-string India would be hard to stop for the struggling West Indies when the two sides clash in a one-off Twenty20 match in Port of Spain on Saturday. 'I haven't seen a better batsman than Tendulkar'
Batting legend Viv Richards has not seen Sir Donald Bradman but of all those he has seen, including compatriot Brian Lara, none has been better than iconic Indian Sachin Tendulkar. 'India's future would be known after WI series'
Whether India can go on to dominate world cricket consistently would be known by its second-string side's performance against a not-so-strong West Indies in the upcoming ODI and Test series, feels batting legend Sir Vivian Richards. 'It's in my contract not to speak to media'
India's newly-appointed cricket coach Duncan Fletcher was more of a bystander than conductor of his first practice session with the team ahead of Saturday's Twenty20 match against the West Indies. He went to explain visiting Indian media why he couldn't speak to them.
June 02, 2011
Batting was horrendous in Cardiff Test: Sangakkara
Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara has described the innings defeat his side suffered in the first Test against England in Cardiff, as horrendous. WICB summons Chanderpaul over comments on TV
After summoning opener Chris Gayle to a meeting with its top brass, the West Indies Cricket Board has now sought an explanation from the veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul over his remarks in a recent interview. T20 vs India biggest match of my life: Nurse
Young West Indies off-spinner Ashley Nurse says Saturday's one-off Twenty20 game against India is the biggest match of his life and he is determined to prove his skills in front of a packed Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain. Our young players are extremely motivated: Raina
A depleted Indian team, sans senior players Sachin Tendulkar and regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, arrived in the Carbbean for a limited overs series against the West Indies, starting on Saturday. No UDRS during India-West Indies series
The controversial Umpire Decision Review System will not be in place in the forthcoming series between India and the West Indies after the BCCI has convinced its Caribbean counterparts against the use of technology during the entire tour.
June 01, 2011
Yogendra Pal appointed ICC Anti-Corruption chief
The ICC on Wednesday appointed India's Yogendra Pal Singh, a former joint-director with the Central Bureau of Investigation, as head of its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). Singh, 55, takes over from another Indian, Ravi Sawani, who is retiring after holding the post since November 2007. Hampshire drop Afridi after PCB withdraw NOC
Pakistan's sacked and retired captain Shahid Afridi suffered a setback on Wednesday when English county Hampshire said it would not be playing the all-rounder in their Twenty20 league after the Pakistan Cricket Board revoked the requisite NOC. It's mission redemption for Fletcher in Windies
His first assignment as India's cricket coach is also a redemption mission for Duncan Fletcher as it was in the West Indies four years ago that he last left as head coach of a national side.
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