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March 31, 2010
Uncapped Theron in South Africa's World T20 squad
Paceman Juan 'Rusty' Theron was the only new cap included in South Africa's 15-man squad, while Graeme Smith was confirmed as captain on Wednesday for the Twenty20 World Cup starting next month. Smith, whose participation was in doubt due to a fractured finger, will return to captain the side in the April 30 - May 16 tournament. Daredevils prove too good for Royals
Amit Mishra claimed three wickets and David Warner four catches as Delhi Daredevils scored a convincing 67-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League match at the Ferozshah Kotla, in Delhi, on Wednesday. Mishra, who took the big wicket of Yusuf Pathan, finished with three for 23 as Rajasthan, chasing 189 for victory, were dismissed for 121 in 17.4 overs. SL call-up uncapped Chandimal for World T20
Sri Lanka have called up uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal in their 15-man squad for next month's Twenty20 World Cup. The highly-rated 20-year-old was included in the squad named by selectors on Wednesday after scoring 320 runs at an average of 53.33 in Sri Lanka's domestic T20 league. Vijay blast helps Chennai end losing run
Murali Vijay blasted a quickfire half-century to get Chennai Super Kings back to winning ways with a five-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore wickets in the Indian Premier League in Chennai on Wednesday. Vijay smashed 78 from a mere 39 deliveries, hitting six sixes and four boundaries, to set the foundation for Chennai's successful run chase. Simmons to continue as bowling coach for T20 WC
South African Eric Simmons was on Wednesday retained as India's bowling coach for the World Twenty20 Championships starting next month in the West Indies. PCB mulls revoking penalties imposed on players
The Pakistan Cricket Board might pardon Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi and six other players banned and fined for indiscipline if they apologise for their actions, chief selector Mohsin Khan said on Wednesday. Tendulkar fined $40,000 for slow over rate
Mumbai Indians' skipper Sachin Tendulkar was on Wednesday fined US $40,000 for maintaining a slow over-rate in the IPL match against Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday. BCCI forces Sehwag to skip county stint
The BCCI has revoked the No Objection Certificate issued to star batsman Virender Sehwag and other Indian cricketers contracted to play for English counties, citing 'heavy workload' of the national team this year. Johnson stars as Australia beat New Zealand
Australia dismissed New Zealand for 302 in the second innings to win the second Test by 176 runs. Man of the match Mitchell Johnson claimed 6-73 for a total of 10 in the Test. Lasith Malinga: Fast and furious
Lasith Malinga was by far the best bowler for the Mumbai Indians and his efforts earned him the man-of-the-match award.
March 30, 2010
Mumbai edge Punjab to consolidate top spot
Mumbai Indians edged Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in their Indian Premier League match at the Brabourne Stadium on Tuesday to consolidate their position at the top of the table. I'm not scared of Sachin, insists Warne
Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne insists that when he said he was having nightmares of Sachin Tendulkar hitting him over the park, he was just joking. Bangladesh recall Ashraful for T20 WC
Bangladesh have recalled former captain Mohammad Ashraful to their 15-man squad for the upcoming World Twenty20 championship in West Indies, the country's cricket board said on Tuesday. Pink cricket ball gets mixed response
The pink cricket ball, which has been used under lights for the first time in a four-day game, has received a mixed response with players saying that it was not very difficult to see but some viewers outside the field faced problems to spot the ball from a distance. Clarke to lead Aus at T20 WC, Lee returns
Injury-ravaged and short of match practice he might be, but pacer Brett Lee still found a place in the 15-member Australian cricket squad announced on Tuesday for the World Twenty20 Championships starting next month in the West Indies. Australia close in on victory in second Test
Australia look well on course for a resounding victory over New Zealand in the second Test at Hamilton after the home side were left struggling on 185 for five at stumps at Seddon Park on Tuesday. 'IPL team will be a great platform for Kerala'
Rendezvous Sports World Limited co-owner Vivek Venugopal on the IPL franchise's plans for the Kochi team. When David turned Goliath
David Warner once again showed why is regarded as the most dangerous batsman in the Twenty20 format. The Australian left-hander smashed 107 from a mere 69 balls, having hit nine boundaries and five sixes, to lift Delhi Daredevils to a crushing 40-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in Delhi, on Monday.
March 29, 2010
Warner century gives Delhi big win
David Warner smashed an unbeaten century as Delhi Daredevils crushed Kolkata Knight Riders by 40 runs in the Indian Premier League match at the Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi, on Monday. Warner was at his devastating best as he smashed 107, to lift Delhi Daredevils to a huge 177 for four in their 20 overs. The left-hander hit nine boundaries and five sixes in his 69-ball knock, to register only the second century of IPL 3. Mohammad Yousuf retires from international cricket
Former Pakistan cricket captain Mohammad Yousuf announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday, following an indefinite ban imposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the aftermath of a winless tour of Australia. Katich ton puts Australia in driver's seat
New Zealand face a daunting fourth innings run chase as Australia climbed into the box seat in the second Test being played in Hamilton on Monday. Harbhajan fined $15k for abusing Suman
Mumbai Indians' off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was fined $15,000 for abusing Deccan Chargers' Tirumalasetti Suman during their IPL match on Sunday Law firm sued for exploiting Bradman name
John Bradman, the son of legendary Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman, has won the right to go to trial over the exploitation of his father's name. 'Sachin's absence at T20 WC great news for rivals'
Sachin Tendulkar's refusal to return to Twenty20 cricket for next month's World Cup is a relief to India's rivals, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi said. Miandad, Afridi receive death threats
Some Pakistani cricketers received threatening phone calls from unknown callers asking them to pay big sums of money or face dire consequences, senior police officials said on Sunday.
March 28, 2010
The Turbanator puts up a tremendous act
A quickfire 18-ball unbeaten 49 from his blade gave the Mumbai Indians' innings teh required fillip. Naman Ojha played a starring role
Naman Ojha's masterclass 80, his third IPL fifty, helped Rajasthan Royals to a formidable total (177 for eight) and their eventual triumph against Chennai Super Kings at Motera on Sunday. Harbhajan helps Mumbai thrash Hyderabad
Mumbai Indians moved to the top spot with a comprehensive 41-run win over Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League match at the DY Patil Stadium in Nerul (Navi Mumbai) on Sunday. Taylor's century fails to keep Australia at bay
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor's century failed to provide any momentum for the home team, as Australia took a two run lead with ten wickets in hand when bad light stopped play on Day two of the second Test at Hamilton's Seddon Park. Rajasthan edge Chennai for fourth straight win
Rajasthan Royals survived a late onslaught from Chennai Super Kings to secure a 17-run win in their Indian Premier League match at Motera on Sunday. Waqar hails Afridi's appointment
Stressing the need for having continuity in the team management, newly-appointed coach Waqar Younis has hailed Shahid Afridi's appointment as Pakistan captain for next month's Twenty20 World Cup in the West IPL slaps one-match ban on Sangakkara
Kings XI Punjab skipper Kumar Sangakkara was slapped with a one-match ban and a hefty $50,000 fine, for the team's slow over-rate for the third time in the third edition of the Indian Premier League on Sunday. Tiwary lifts the gloom for Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Manoj Tiwary starred with the bat hitting a cracking half-century but also took a brilliant diving catch to send back Yuvraj Singh.
March 27, 2010
Oram slams Chennai after IPL ditch
New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram, who has been reportedly replaced by his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings citing his injury, has said that he has not been officially informed about any such decision. Tiwary stars in Kolkata's easy win
Half-centuries from Manoj Tiwary and Sourav Ganguly coupled with a disciplined bowling performance saw Kolkata Knight Riders register a comfortable 39-run victory against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League in Mohali, on Saturday. Vettori, Southee put NZ in command on Day One
New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori and fast bowler Tim Southee claimed four wickets each to bundle out Australia for 231 on day one of the second Test at Hamilton's Seddon Park. Ravindra Jadeja's IPL ban upheld
Ravindra Jadeja, who represented Rajasthan Royals in the first two editions, was banned by the IPL governing council after he was found guilty of breaking IPL guidelines by negotiating with Mumbai Indians. 'Yousuf to retire from international cricket'
Former captain and senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf, who has been banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board for indefinite period, has decided to retire from the international cricket and is expected to make an official announcement on Monday. Symonds sledging inspired me: Pathan
Rajasthan Royals batsman Yusuf Pathan said his swashbuckling batting display against Deccan Chargers was inspired by Andrew Symonds's sledging during their Indian Premier League match in Ahmedabad, on Friday.
March 26, 2010
Yusuf plays new role to perfection
Yusuf Pathan's whirlwind 34-ball 73 not out ensured an easy eight-wicket win for Rajasthan Royals over Deccan Chargers at Motera on Friday. Yusuf Pathan makes it easy for Rajasthan
A whirlwind unbeaten half century by Yusuf Pathan ensured Rajasthan Royals a comfortable eight-wicket win over Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League match at Motera on Friday. Vinay ready to put his best foot forward in WI
His three-year wait finally over, Karnataka pacer R Vinay Kumar vowed to put his best foot forward if he gets an opportunity in the forthcoming Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies. T20 squad: Questions over inclusions and omissions
The selectors, it seems, have tried to appease a few sections by selecting Vinay Kumar and Piyush Chawla, and leaving out Virat Kohli. 'Vinay will be India's main bowler very soon'
It's celebration time in KDG Nagar in Davangere. Local boy Vinay Kumar has been selected to represent India in next month's T20 World Cup in the West Indies. We have picked the best team: Srikkanth
Chairman of selectors Krishnamachari Srikkanth expressd hope that India will put up a good performance in the April 30-May 16 Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies. Vinay Kumar gets surprise call-up for T20 WC
Karnataka pacer Ranganath Vinay Kumar was on Friday rewarded for a consistent domestic performance with a place in India's 15-member squad for Twenty20 World Cup, in the West Indies, next month. Cricinfo pays damages to Cairns for defamation
Cricinfo, the popular cricket website has paid monetary damages to Chris Cairns and also published an extensive interview telling his side of the story over allegation of the former New Zealand all rounder's involvement in match-fixing in the 2008 Indian Cricket League (ICL). Afridi, Younis appeal against penalties
Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi and former captain Younis Khan have appealed against the penalties imposed on them by the country's cricket board. In-form Clarke vying for Test top spot
Virender Sehwag's number one Test batsman's tag is under threat with Australian vice captain Michael Clarke hoping to snatch the top slot with some stellar performances in the series against New Zealand. Maha govt mulls building museum to honour Sachin
Milestone man Sachin Tendulkar is set to become the first living cricketer to have a grand sports museum built in his honour. IPL players deserve better pay: Kapil
While former players are being critical about the money related to the Indian Premier League, and how it could lure current cricketers to the latest version of the Twenty20 game, the IPL has received support from Kapil Dev. Jadhav shines on debut for Delhi
Kedar Jadhav, playing his first Indian Premier League match made his presence felt by guiding Dehi Daredevils to a 17-run victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bangalore, on Thursday. The debutant hit a quickfire 50 not out from just 29 balls, hitting five boundaries and two sixes, to take Delhi Daredevils to a competitive 183 for four in their 20 overs. No stopping Tendulkar in IPL 3
Just a month shy of his 37th birthday, the Mumbai Indians captain is proving to be unstoppable with the bat in the Indian Premier League. It was Chennai Super Kings that felt the fury of his bat, in Mumbai on Thursday, when his composed innings of 72 from 52 deliveries helped set up Mumbai's five-wicket innings that fired them to the top of the IPL standings.
March 25, 2010
Tendulkar sets up Mumbai's crushing win
Sachin Tendulkar's cracking half-century lifted Mumbai Indians to an emphatic five-wicket victory against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai, on Thursday. The Mumbai captain continued his good run of form with the bat, as he made 72 from 52 deliveries, hitting eight boundaries and a six, to guide his team to victory before falling in the final over. Tendulkar's idea to be implemented by ECB
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's suggestion of splitting the ODIs into two equal halves of 25 overs each, is to be implemented not by the BCCI but by its English counterpart ECB. Jadhav, Mishra lift Delhi to victory
Kedar Jadhav hit a half-century on debut to help Delhi Daredevils beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 17 runs in the Indian Premier League at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore, on Thursday. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra shone with the ball, claiming two for 23 in four overs as Bangalore finished on 166 for nine in their 20 overs. Yuvraj charged for breaching security again
Yuvraj Singh was on Thursday charged by the Chandigarh police for the second time for breaching security norms as he allegedly left the team hotel on Tuesday night without informing concerned officials. Tendulkar to grace Wisden magazine cover
Sachin Tendulkar will grace the cover page of the April issue of the Wisden Cricketer magazine, which is recognising the Indian batsman's historic ODI double hundred against South Africa last month. Injuries galore main worry for T20 WC selection
Injuries to key players, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, would be at the back of the national selectors' minds when they sit in Mumbai on Friday to pick the Indian squad for Twenty20 Cricket World Cup, which commences in the West Indies next month. Gambhir, Nehra face BCCI rap for Lanka tour
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has issued a show cause notice to the Delhi Daredevils team management for allowing captain Gautam Gambhir and pacer Ashish Nehra to travel to Sri Lanka for treating their injuries without its go ahead. Former Aus Test cricketer Hamence dies at 94
Australia's oldest former Test cricketer and one of the four surviving members of Don Bradman's 'Invincibles' squad, which toured England in 1949, Ron Hamence has passed away at the age of 94 in Adelaide.
March 24, 2010
Voges inspires Rajasthan to win
A brisk cameo by Voges helped Rajasthan Royal reach a competitive total (183) against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League match against Kings XI Punjab, a total which eventually ensured a comfortable 31-run win - their second straight in the competition. Rajasthan beat Punjab to register second win
Rajasthan Royals thrashed Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs in their Indian Premier League match at Mohali on Wednesday to continue their resurgence after a tepid start in the tournament. Tendulkar unveils Dungarpur's portrait at CCI
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday unveiled Raj Singh Dungarpur's portrait at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai and recalled his long association with the late cricket administrator. Dhaka Test: Captain Cook charts England victory
Alastair Cook cracked an unbeaten century to lead England to a nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the second test on Wednesday as the tourists wrapped up a 2-0 series win.
March 23, 2010
Uthappa: A tale of two overs
It took Robin Uthappa just two overs to change the match. Uthappa blast inspires Bangalore to huge win
Robin Uthappa's blazing half-century saw Royal Challengers Bangalore outclass Chennai Super Kings by 36 runs to storm to the top of the Indian Premier League, at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore, on Tuesday. Chasing a stiff 172 for victory, Chennai finished on 135 for seven in their 20 overs with all-rounder Vinay Kumar taking four for 40 in four overs. You can't compare IPL to domestic cricket: Tiwary
Mumbai Indians batsman Saurabh Tiwary said a successful run in the Indian Premier League is the best way of getting noticed by the national selectors rather than grinding it out in domestic cricket. Pakistan name Afridi captain for World Twenty20
All-rounder Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan at this year's Twenty20 World Cup in West Indies, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Tuesday. Dhaka Test: England on course for win
England seem poised to win the series 2-0 after reducing Bangladesh to 172 for six on the fourth day of the second and final Test on Tuesday. IPL body raises auction cap for each franchisee
The IPL governing council on Tuesday announced that each franchisee would now be able to keep a purse of USD seven million (Rs 35 crore) to bid for players. Gambhir, Nehra fit after Ayurvedic treatment in SL
Indian opener Gautam Gambhir and fast bowler Ashish Nehra met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and thanked him for facilitating their quick treatment at the hands of a reputed Sri Lankan Ayurvedic physician. Malik to file appeal against ban next week
In a sudden change of mind, former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has said that he will lodge his appeal with the Cricket Board (PCB) against the ban and fine next week. Harris, Hughes help Aus crush Kiwis in first Test
Brendon McCullum's dogged century could only delay the inevitable as Australia cruised to a convincing 10-wicket win in the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington on Tuesday.
March 22, 2010
Another masterclass from Mumbai's Master Blaster
Sachin Tendulkar led from the front and ensured his Mumbai Indians side a comfortable seven-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match at the Brabourne Stadium on Monday. BCCI denies green signal, Middlesex drops Yuvraj
English county club Middlesex dropped Yuvraj Singh from their Friends Provident Twenty20 scheme of things after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) denied them a written approval. Middlesex's chief executive Vinny Codrington said despite having received Yuvraj's signed contract, the county is not signing the Indian star batsman and he blames the Indian Cricket Board for playing a spoilsport. Ponting in umpiring row, holds up game
Australia captain Ricky Ponting figured in a fresh row on Monday, arguing with the on-field umpires and holding up game for several minutes on day four of the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington. With gushing winds -- measuring 130kmph -- sweeping the stadium, the virtual-eye cameras could not provide the actual trajectory of the ball and that infuriated Ponting who kept arguing with the umpires. Tendulkar leads Mumbai to emphatic win over KKR
Sachin Tendulkar led from the front to ensure the Mumbai Indians a comfortable seven-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match at the Brabourne Stadium on Monday. Century man Bell tolls for England
Ian Bell hit a patient century to help England pile up 440 for eight and take a narrow first innings lead against Bangladesh on the third day of the second Test on Monday. McCullum, Vettori lead New Zealand's fight back
Brendon McCullum's unbeaten 94 and skipper Daniel Vettori's 77 helped pull New Zealand off the mat and take a 67 runs lead against Australia at end of fourth day play in Wellington's Basin Reserve. Pakistan to name T20 WC captain on Tuesday
Ending days of speculation, the Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to name the captain of the national team for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in Lahore on Tuesday. Waugh 'won over' by Twenty20
Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh has said that he has been "won over" by the shortest version of cricket, Twenty20. Rusty Theron ends Punjab's losing streak
Kings XI Punjab have to thank debutant Juan Theron to a large extent for ending their losing streak after a thrilling victory via the Super Over against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
March 21, 2010
Symonds on song again
Andrew Symonds scored 35 from 24 balls and chipped in with three vital wickets for 21 runs as Deccan Chargers beat Delhi daredevils by ten runs in the IPL match on Sunday. Punjab edge past Chennai in Super Over
Kings XI Punjab ended their losing streak as they edged past Chennai Super Kings in the Super Over after the IPL match ended in a tie atthe MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai, on Sunday. Bollinger stars as NZ stare at big defeat
Fast bowler Doug Bollinger claimed his Test career-best figures of 5 for 28 to have New Zealand on the mat on Day 3 of the first Test. Trott leads England fightback
Trott made a patient half-century to help England recover from two quick blows and reach 171 for three in reply to Bangladesh's 419 on the second day of the second Test on Sunday. Symonds takes Deccan past Delhi
Andrew Symonds was once again the star performer for Deccan Chargers as they beat Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs in the Indian Premier League at the Barabati stadium in Cuttack, on Sunday. Symonds took three for 21 in his four overs, including two wickets in his final over, to follow up on the brisk 35 from 24 balls he made with the bat. Pune and Kochi are new IPL franchises
Pune and Kochi are the two teams for the forthcoming editions of the Indian Premier League, commissioner Lalit Modi announced in Chennai, on Sunday. Sahara successfully won the Pune franchise after they bid the highest amount of US $370 million, while the Kochi team was won by a consortium Rendezvous Sports for a whopping amount of $333 million.
March 20, 2010
RCB presents 'Kallis in wonderland'
Jacques Kallis continued his superb run of form with another spectacular innings against Mumbai Indians on Saturday, helping the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comprehensive seven-wicket win in the process. This time, Yusuf delivered with the ball
Yusuf Pathan delivered with the ball against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday. Bangalore thump Mumbai by seven wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore thumped Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in a top-of-the-table Indian Premier League clash at the Brabourne Stadium on Saturday. Tamim, Mahmudullah lift Bangladesh
Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah plundered the England bowling to lead Bangladesh to 330 for eight at close on the opening day of the second Test on Saturday. Vettori, Guptill revive New Zealand innings
Replying to Australia's imposing total of 459 for five declared, New Zealand were precariously placed at 108 for the loss of four wickets on the second day of the Basin Reserve Test. Malik, Rana Naved to challenge PCB ban
Banned Pakistani players Shoaib Malik and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan have decided to challenge the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) decision to impose a year's ban. Rajasthan thrash Kolkata by 34 runs
Rajasthan Royals thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by 34 runs to secure the maiden win in third edition of the Indian Premier League at Motera on Saturday. Symonds rules over Kings
He no longer plays for Australia, but Andrew Symonds showed he is still one of the most dangerous players around. In fact, he forms an integral part of the Deccan Chargers middle order and he proved that yet again with a cracking knock of 53 against Kings XI punjab in the IPL match in Cuttack on Friday.
March 19, 2010
Hayden hands Delhi 'capital' punishment
The former Australia batting ace put the Delhi Daredevils bowlers to the sword in a breathtaking 43-ball show of 93 runs to power Chennai Super Kings to a thrilling five-wicket victory. After Virender Sehwag's blazing 38-ball 74 for the Delhi side, the Australian left-hander held centre stage, slamming nine fours and seven sixes to lay a strong foundation for the Super Kings. Symonds helps Deccan break Punjab jinx
A superb all-round show by Andrew Symonds helped Deccan Chargers beat Kings XI Punjab by six runs in the Indian Premier League match at the Barabati stadium, in Cuttack, on Friday. Yousuf, Younus, Malik axed from central contracts
Banned former captains Mohammad Yousuf, Younus Khan and Shoaib Malik, as well as maverick pacer Shoaib Akhtar, were dropped from the list of players awarded central contracts by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The PCB, however, gave central contracts to Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal, who were fined after a probe into Pakistan's disastrous tour of Australia in January-February. Oz club cricketers cleared of racism charges
An Australian club cricket team, accused of racially abusing players of Indian descent during a match, has been cleared of the charge even though two of its members were banned for sledging. IPL lays platform to showcase Jharkhand talent
The IPL has thrown up many a talent from states like Jharkhand, which was till a decade ago a hub for talented hockey players. Australia dominate Day 1 after Clarke ton
Australia vice-captain Michael Clarke returned to the Test team in emphatic style scoring his 14th Test hundred against New Zealand in Wellington. Lee returned to Sydney due to security concerns
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee' s management has confirmed that the security environment in India played a part in his decision to return to Sydney to have his surgically repaired elbow checked for the Indian Premier League. Hayden's blitz powers Chennai to victory
Matthew Hayden blasted an entertaining 93 as Chennai Super Kings outclassed Delhi Daredevils by five wickets in the Indian Premier League match at the Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi, on Friday. Using the evolutionary Mongoose bat, the former Aussies ace was at his devastating best as he smashed nine boundaries and seven sixes in his 43-ball knock.
March 18, 2010
Praveen Kumar: It takes three to tango
The one performance that stood out was Praveen Kumar's, the Uttar Pradesh bowler recording the first hat-trick of the third edition. Bangalore thrash Rajasthan by 10 wickets
The Royal Challengers Bangalore scored a comprehensive 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday. 'Lesson for all youngsters in the Jadeja episode'
Ravindra Jadeja negotiated outside his contract with Rajasthan Royals and now has no other option but to watch the agony and ecstasy of his teammates from beyond the boundary. Woolmer remembered on third death anniversary
Former Pakistan cricketers on Thursday paid tribute to coach Bob Woolmer, whose tragic death during the ODI World Cup in the West Indies exactly three years ago had left everybody stunned.
March 17, 2010
Tendulkar fires Mumbai Indians to the top
The master batsman displayed vintage touch as he smashed 63 from 32 deliveries, inclusive of 11 boundaries, against Delhi Daredevils, in the Indian Premier League match at the Ferozshah Kotla on Wednesday. Mumbai trounce Delhi to go top of IPL
Mumbai Indians put up the highest total in IPL-3 before scoring a comprehensive 98-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in their second match. It took them to top place in the standings. India's World T20 squad selection on March 26
In the midst of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the national selectors will meet in Mumbai on March 26 to pick the 15-member Indian squad for the ICC World Twenty20 championship to be held next month in the West Indies. Clarke defends decision to quit NZ tour suddenly
Australia vice-captain Michael Clarke, speaking publicly for the first time since abruptly quitting the ongoing tour of New Zealand and the subsequent break-up with fiancee Lara Bingle, expressed hope on Wednesday that the episode will not distract him in the upcoming Test series. Smith may miss World Twenty20 with finger injury
South Africa cricket captain Graeme Smith could miss the World Twenty20 tournament in West Indies due to a finger injury. Dhoni out for 10 days, Raina to captain Chennai
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to sit out of the IPL for 10 days due to an elbow injury, which he sustained during Tuesday's match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Aus club cricketers under fire for racial abuse
The Geelong Cricket Association has launched a probe after receiving an official written complaint against ten Thomson cricketers for alleged racial abuse of opposition Indian players playing for the Waurn Ponds Cricket Club on Sunday. Shield final more important than IPL: White
All-rounder Cameron White has said that he had no reservations about choosing between leading Victoria into its Sheffield Shield title defence against Queensland and appearing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
March 16, 2010
Dhoni's blaze thrills Eden Gardens
It was Mahendra Singh Dhoni at his belligerent best to help Chennai Super Kings thrash Kolkata Knight Riders by a whopping margin of 55 runs in the Indian Premier League in Kolkata, on Tuesday. A class act from Kallis
Jacques Kallis gave critics who didn't consider him a player good enough for the T20 format a fitting reply with a superlative unbeaten 89 in Royal Challengers Bangalore's emphatic eight-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. Chennai crush Kolkata by 55 runs for first win
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's blazing half-century saw Chennai Super Kings outclass Kolkata Knight Riders by 55 runs and register their first win in the third season of the Indian Premier League, at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Tuesday. Swann on song as England thump Bangladesh
Graeme Swann completed a maiden 10-wicket haul to help England overcome some stubborn resistance from Bangladesh and register a 181-run victory on the fifth afternoon of the first Test on Tuesday. Kallis, Uthappa hand RCB an emphatic win
A spectatcular 89 by Jacques Kallis and a whirlwind 51 by Robin Uthappa helped Royal Challengers Bangalore score a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. Injury forces Smith, Mascarenhas out of IPL 3
Rajasthan Royals were dealt a major setback on Tuesday when opener Graeme Smith was ruled out of the third season of the Indian Premier League with a finger injury. The South African captain fractured his right middle finger when he took a brilliant catch to dismiss Delhi Daredevils opener Virender Sehwag in Ahmedabad, on Monday.
March 15, 2010
Sehwag rips apart Rajasthan bowlers
Virender Sehwag almost single-handedly took Delhi Daredevils past Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Permier League match on Monday. The former captain hit a blitzkrieg 34-ball 75, a knock that put the Rajasthan bowlers to sword, and made it a virtual no-contest. Players were involved in match-fixing: Pak panel
A parliamentary panel on Monday made the stunning disclosure that some Pakistani cricketers were involved in match-fixing during the recent tour of Australia, but declined to name the players involved. Sehwag's blitzkrieg makes it easy for Delhi
Virender Sehwag's blitzkrieg 75 ensured Delhi Daredevils a one-sided win over Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League match at Motera on Monday. Chasing a modest 142 to win, Delhi achieved their target with 17 balls to spare and the loss of just four wickets. Zunaed, Rahim frustrate England
Zunaed Siddique and Mushfiqur Rahim delayed England's victory charge in the first Test with an unbroken 81-run stand to help Bangladesh score 191 for five in their second innings at close on Day 4. Modi sounds Brian Lara IPL call
The madness of Indian Premier League seems to have hit Brian Lara as well. Rumors have been taking rounds that the former West Indies skipper, who currently is with the rebel league, could well be a part of IPL season 4. Windies cruise to 4-1 series win over Zimbabwe
West Indies wrapped up a 4-1 series win over Zimbabwe on Sunday with a crushing four wicket victory in the final game of the one-day series at Arnos Vale, St Vincent.
March 14, 2010
Veteran Vaas shows his class
Chaminda Vaas, with figures of three for 21, ripped apart the Chennai Super Kings' top-order to help the Deccan Chargers to a 31-run win. Deccan Chargers beat Chennai by 31 runs
Deccan Chargers followed their impressive batting performance with an equally impressive bowling effort to beat Chennai Super Kings by 31 runs in their Indian Premier League match on Sunday. Top performer: Mathews stars for KKR again
Angelo Mathews was again the hero for the Kolkata Knight Riders. England in command against Bangladesh
England put themselves on course for victory in the first Test against Bangladesh on Sunday after building a huge 434-run lead on the third day despite losing five wickets in quick succession. KKR thrash RCB by seven wickets
A splendid opening wicket stand by the belligerent Manoj Tiwary (50) and Brad Hodge (50) ensured the Kolkata Knight Riders a comfortable seven-wicket win in their IPL match against the Bangalore Royal Challnegers at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Broad and Swann have Bangladesh in trouble
Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann shared five wickets to put England in complete command on the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh on Saturday. At the close Bangladesh, replying to England's 599 for six declared, were struggling at 154 for five with only opener Tamin Iqbal standing firm. Captain Gautam leads from the front
It seems captaincy has added another facet to Delhi opener Gautam Gambhir. Gambhir led from the front to lead Delho Daredevils to victory.
March 13, 2010
Yusuf Pathan left everyone awe-struck
If the opening match of the Indian Premier League III was nail biting, then the second match was simply about Yusuf Pathan, who slammed a 37-ball hundred. Southee, Bond help New Zealand thrash Australia
New Zealand fast bowlers Shane Bond and Tim Southee claimed four wickets each to defeat Australia by 51 runs and take a consolation victory in the final ODI at Wellington on Saturday. Gambhir, Nannes carry Delhi to victory
Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a cracking half-century and Dirk Nannes shone with the ball to help Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in the third match of the Indian Premier League in Mohali, on Saturday. Afridi in, Malik out of Pakistan's T20 WC squad
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 15-man squad sans the name of the skipper for the forthcoming ICC T20 World Championship in the Caribbean. Sehwag to play for Northamptonshire
Flamboyant India opener Virender Sehwag has signed a deal with English county Northamptonshire to play in the Twenty20 championship this summer. Rajasthan lose despite Yusuf's blazing century
Despite Yusuf Pathan smashing the fastest century of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals went down to Mumbai Indians by four runs at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, on Saturday. Knights ride on Mathews's super show
Angelo Mathews was the top performer in the opening match of the third edition of the Indian Permier League, scoring an unbeaten on 65 off 46 deliveries and claiming one wicket as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Deccan Chargers by 11 runs.
March 12, 2010
Kolkata stun Deccan in IPL opener
Angelo Mathews's superb all-round performance saw Kolkata Knight Riders stun defending champions Deccan Chargers by 11 runs in the opening match of the third season of the Indian Premier League, at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, on Friday. Mathews hit an unbeaten half-century and then took one wicket for 27 runs in four overs as Deccan Chargers were restricted to just 150 for seven in their 20 overs in reply to Kolkata's 161 for four. Hayden unveils new bats for T20 cricket
Chennai Super Kings opener Matthew Hayden on Thursday launched the Mongoose bat, designed specifically to meet the new distilled demands of Twenty20 cricket. The Mongoose bat is a shorter, more rigid blade is teamed with a longer, more flexible handle to offer increased power, faster bat speed and better manoeuvrability. Cook marks 1st Test as England captain with a ton
Alastair Cook marked his first Test as England captain with an unbeaten century to lift his team to a commanding 374 for three on the opening day of the series against Bangladesh on Friday. 2009 title has Deccan players charged up: Gilly
Deccan Chargers' skipper and former Australian star Adam Gilchrist insists his team has much to live up to after rising from the bottom in the Indian Premier League's first season to be the champions in the second. Pawar not boycotting IPL, says Modi
The Mumbai Cricket Association, including its president Sharad Pawar, will not to attend any matches of the third edition of the Indian Premier League, which kicks-off in Mumbai, on Friday. MCA joint-secretary Lalchand Rajput said the association was not given any passes for the mega event and hence decided not to attend any games, including the opening ceremony. I see the IPL becoming bigger than NFL, NBA: Modi
Lalit Modi believes that his brainchild, the IPL, can overtake NBA and NFL in terms of popularity and money. Minister backs Clarke for skipping ODI series
Australian vice captain Michael Clarke, who returned home in the middle of the ODI series against New Zealand due to personal problems, has got the backing of Sports Minister Kate Ellis over his decision to leave the tour midway.
March 11, 2010
Would be happy if Sachin surpasses my 400: Lara
Congratulating batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the first person to hit a double hundred in one day internationals, West Indies cricket great Brian Lara on Thursday night said that he would be happy if the Indian went on to surpass his score of unbeaten 400 in Test cricket. PCB defends punishments meted out to top players
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ejaz Butt defended the punishments imposed on seven top players, saying strong action was needed to stamp out indiscipline in the national side. Aus win 4th ODI to secure Chappell-Hadlee trophy
Australia secured the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy on Thursday after a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the fourth One-Day International in Auckland on Thursday. IPL-3 all set to roll
A sneak preview of the third edition of the Indian Premier League that starts on Friday. Tanvir out of T20 World Cup with knee injury
Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Tanvir has been ruled out of international cricket for at least four months due to a knee injury thus ending his chances of playing in the World T20 Championship in the Caribbean next month. Mohanlal-Priyan @ IPL: All izz not well
Seeking anonymity, a top Dubai-based industrialist told, 'We are not at all happy with the proceedings leading up to the bidding. We were not taken into confidence by the IPL administrators. The picture has not changed even after the IPL governing council changed the disputed terms and conditions. It looks like they have already decided on the two teams.' Gilchrist happy with IPL security
Adam Gilchrist has backed comments by Damien Martyn that suggest Australian cricket bosses are applying double standards when it comes to assessing security threats on the subcontinent. He said adequate security measures are in place for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Zardari gave the nod to ban players
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to take disciplinary action against the players, including indefinite ban on former captains Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan, after confirming reports off internal strife in the team and after getting clearance from the Presidency, sources said on Wednesday. Bradman is the greatest: Waugh
Sachin Tendulkar can come only second, after legendary Don Bradman in the list of all-time great cricketers, according to former Australia captain Steve Waugh. ICC rejects PCB complaint against IPL
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board's (ICC) complaint against the Indian Premier League (IPL) for snubbing Pakistani players, saying that it cannot act against a domestic event. Windies seamers skittle Zimbabwe
West Indies enjoyed a crushing 141 run victory over Zimbabwe to take a 2-1 lead in their five match One-day series after dismissing the tourists for just 104 at Arnos Vale in St Vincent.
March 10, 2010
Waqar wants PCB to make reasons of ban public
Pakistan's new head coach Waqar Younis on Wednesday said that the cricket board must have valid reasons to hand indefinite ban on senior players Mohammad Yousuf and Younus Khan but they should be made public. PCB ban a bit harsh: Pollock
Former South African skipper Shaun Pollock on Wednesday said if poor performance was criteria for handing out bans to Pakistani cricketers then the punishment is a "bit harsh". Yousuf, Younus not given life bans: PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday clarified that it has not imposed life bans on Muhammad Yousuf and Younus Khan and only barred them from playing for the country in all the formats of the game. Zaheer says bowlers will play a big role in IPL 3
Mumbai Indians fast bowler Zaheer Khan believes fast bowlers will play a key role in the upcoming third season of the Indian Premier League, starting in Mumbai on March 12. PCB impose life bans on Yousuf, Younis
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) put an end to the international careers of former captains Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan besides imposing a one-year ban on Shoaib Malik in the wake of the team's disastrous tour of Australia. Tendulkar bats for charity
Sachin Tendulkar created history of another sorts on Wednesday, when he unveiled the first ticket of the theatrical screenings of the Indian Premier League matches. Clarke included in Australian Test squad
Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke, who has returned home from New Zealand for personal reasons, was included into the 14-member squad for the two-match Test series against the black caps commencing from March 19. Flintoff will play again, says Moores
England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from Test cricket last year and is currently recovering from surgery, will play again, according to Lancashire coach Peter Moores.
March 09, 2010
North Zone beat West to win Deodhar Trophy
Yusuf Pathan's 39-ball 80 was in vain as Mukesh Sharma and Rahul Dewan shared nine wickets to help North Zone beat West by 49 runs and win the Deodhar Trophy cricket tournament at the Moti Bagh stadium in Vadodara on Tuesday. Haddin stars as Australia roll over New Zealand
Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin's century helped the visitors defeat New Zealand by six wickets in the third One-day International played at Seddon Park in Hamilton, and take a 2-1 lead in the Chappell-Hadlee series. IPL unperturbed by news channels' boycott
The Indian Premier League on Tuesday conceded that the boycott of the third edition of the Twenty20 tournament by the Indian news channels will continue after their new demands with regards to use of footage was turned down by the organisers. Sehwag can match Tendulkar's double ton: Bopara
Sachin Tendulkar's historic ODI double hundred is a feat that only Virender Sehwag can match or surpass among the current crop of batsmen, feels England's Ravi Bopara, who doesn't foresee it happening anywhere outside India. Probe committee wants bans for Akmal, Afridi
Shahid Afridi and the Akmal brothers could be fined millions, while former captain Shoaib Malik faces a one-year ban if the Pakistan Cricket Board implements the recommendations of an inquiry committee probing the team's disastrous tour of Australia. Clarke quits NZ tour for personal reasons
Michael Clarke has abruptly quit the tour of New Zealand due to undisclosed 'personal reasons' amid speculation that the Australian vice-captain has flown back home to be with his scandal-hit girlfriend. I am living my dream: Tendulkar
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Monday said he was still receiving congratulatory messages for becoming first batsman in the history of One-day cricket to score a double hundred and he was enjoying the good times.
March 08, 2010
Australian players are idiots: Reid
Former New Zealand captain John Reid feels some members of the Australian cricket team are "idiots" who need to be reined in. Bond all set to play in IPL III
New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond is all set to declare himself available for the Indian Premier League, starting on March 12. IPL governing council rejects Jadeja's appeal
Ravindra Jadeja's appeal against a one-year ban for violating IPL's terms and conditions was rejected by the organiser's governing council.
March 07, 2010
India to finish as No. 2 team in ICC ODI rankings
Indian cricket team will finish the season as number two ranked side in One-day cricket, behind Australia, and will receive $75,000 for this achievement, ICC confirmed on Sunday. Sekar confident of Mumbai Indians' good display
Mumbai Indians' team director T A Sekar is confident that the franchise, which did not do too well in the last two editions of the Indian Premier League, would turn in an impressive display this season riding on skipper Sachin Tendulkar's good form. IPL team bidding turns out to be a damp squib
Despite all the hype, only three interested parties came forward to take part in the bidding, out of which one was disqualified for submitting its bid late. Bidding for new IPL teams put off to March 21
The bidding for two new teams in the next edition of the Indian Premier League was put off on Sunday after interested parties requested for relaxation in the financial terms. Gayle takes Windies past Zimbabwe
A determined 88 from captain Chris Gayle led West Indies to a four-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Saturday to level the one-day series at 1-1.
March 06, 2010
Indian women secure series-levelling victory
The spin trio of Gouher Sultana, debutant Diana David and Poonam Raut bowled India to a series-equalling 30-run win over the visiting English women in the second Twenty20 international in Mumbai on Saturday. Gilly, MSD are similar captains: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma on Saturday said Adam Gilchrist and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have striking similarities as captains and credited the Australian for changing the fortunes of his team Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League. I had to retire because of my lifestyle: Brett Lee
He retired from Test cricket to prolong his ODI and Twenty20 career but injury-plagued Australian pacer Brett Lee says he would miss the excitement and challenge that characterises the longer version of the game. Johnson, Harris help Australia win Auckland ODI
Australia registered a tense 12-run win over New Zealand in the second one-day international at Auckland. MCC not bidding for IPL team
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has decided not to bid for the new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises that would be unveiled on Sunday in Mumbai.
March 05, 2010
Kieswetter ton sets up England series sweep
Opener Craig Kieswetter scored his maiden one-day century as England romped to a 45-run victory over Bangladesh on Friday to win the one-day series 3-0. South African-born Kieswetter, who completed his four-year qualification process last month and was added to the one-day squad after impressing for the England Lions, blasted 107 for the tourists, who piled an imposing 284 for five. Adani group bids for IPL team
Ahmedabad could soon have an Indian Premier League team of its own after it was confirmed that billionaire Gautam Adani-owned Adani Enterprises had submitted its bid to buy a new franchise. It is learnt that top corporate houses like Sahara Group, Videocon Enterprises, ICICI are among the other bidders, while guardians of the law of the game Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) are also in the running for the Pune franchise. Sobers steals the show with his 'six sixes'
It was a function to felicitate India's 1971 team that won series against the West Indies and England for the first time. Instead, it was West Indies legend Gary Sobers who stole the limelight. Wasim Akram suspects conspiracy against Akmal
The match-fixing slur on Kamran Akmal and Rana Naved might just be a conspiracy to discredit them by none other than some of their own fellow players, feels former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram. Masakadza bowls Zimbabwe to victory over WI
Debutant Shingirai Masakadza took two wickets in the final over to help Zimbabwe to a two-run victory over West Indies in the first One-day International in Guyana on Thursday. Vettori uncertain for Auckland ODI against Aus
New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram has been ruled out of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy One-day International series due to a knee injury, while skipper Daniel Vettori is likely to miss the second ODI against Australia in Auckland on Saturday.
March 04, 2010
Dwyer urges Aus cricketers to play in IPL
The ongoing hockey World Cup proved India is perfectly safe for visitors and Australian cricketers should put aside their security apprehensions and play in the Indian Premier League, star Kookaburra player Jamie Dwyer said in New Delhi on Thursday. England women beat India by two wickets
England women got the better of their Indian counterparts by two wickets off the last ball in the first T20 International at the MCA's Bandra-Kurla Complex ground in Mumbai on Thursday. Eric Simmons named Delhi Daredevils asst. coach
Delhi Daredevils have appointed the Indian team's bowling coach Eric Simmons as their assistant coach for the Indian Premier League, starting March 12. Simmons, who will assist chief coach Greg Shipperd, will join the squad on Monday. Strategic break periods spelt out in IPL
The Indian Premier League has fixed a five-minute period, split into two equal halves, for the mandatory strategic time-outs during the third edition of the Twenty20 event starting March 12. Injured Oram likely to miss IPL 3
New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram is likely to miss the Indian Premier League as a knee injury has ruled him out of action for almost a month. 'Wrong to see India in negative light in cricket'
Set to take over as ICC President from 2012, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has rejected concerns about India's dominance in international cricket, saying the country's enormous stature should not be viewed in a "negative light". PCB probe panel recommends fine on Akmal, Afridi
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) inquiry committee has recommended hefty fines on senior players Kamran Akmal and Shahid Afridi for breach of conduct during the team's disastrous tour of Australia. 'BCCI responsible for lack of quality spinners'
Former Test cricketer Maninder Singh held the BCCI responsible for the lack of quality spin bowlers in the country. Sachin should be given Bharat Ratna: Ganguly
Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly joined the chorus in demanding Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, to batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar.
March 03, 2010
Tendulkar, Zaheer join Mumbai Indians camp
India's master batsman Sachin Tendulkar and star bowler Zaheer Khan got Mumbai Indians' Indian Premier League campaign into top gear as they joined the training camp in Mumbai on Wednesday, ahead of the third season. Johnson, Styris fined after clash in first ODI
Mitchell Johnson of Australia and New Zealand's Scott Styris were found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the Wednesday's One-Day International between the two teams in Napier. Johnson was charged with a Level 2 offence, contrary to clause 2.2.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players or Team Officials, which relates to 'inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play'. Gavaskar is the greatest batsman, declares Sobers
The legendary Sir Garfield Sobers rated Sunil Gavaskar as the greatest batsman he's seen simply because of his stupendous success against bowling attacks he came up against, particularly the fearsome Caribbean pacers of the 1970s. Indian colts skip Aus tour due to security fears
Security fears fuelled by the attacks on Indians living in Australia have prompted half a dozen academy-level players from India to pull out of a series ironically meant to promote goodwill between the two countries. Napier ODI: New Zealand edge past Australia
Ross Taylor had a winning start to his career as a captain as New Zealand eked out a two-wicket win over trans-Tasman tivals Australia in a closely contested opening one-day international at Napier on Wednesday. 'Cricket's 9/11' still haunts him...
A year has passed since he survived the Lahore terror attacks on Sri Lankan players but match referee Chris Broad on Wednesday said "cricket's 9/11" would remain with him till he dies. Murali forgives Howard for chucker jibe
John Howard had called him a chucker but Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan says he has forgiven the former Australian Prime Minister, who has been nominated to take over as ICC President from 2012. Kiwi players likely to take part in IPL
New Zealand's cricketers are likely to take part in the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after getting a positive security details report. IPL first step in reclaiming my position: Lee
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee believes that a successful comeback to cricket in the Indian Premier League is the first step to reclaiming his position in the national team for the Twenty20 and the 2011 World Cup. Murali to bid adieu to Tests after Windies tour
Legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who has the highest number of Test wickets under his belt, is planning to quit cricket's longer version after the tour of West Indies in October. PCB officially appoints Waqar as head coach
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officially named former fast bowler Waqar Younis as the chief coach of the national squad and under 19-coach Ijaz Ahmed as his deputy. Morgan denies Bangladesh with unbeaten century
Eoin Morgan became the first player to hit centuries for two countries, guiding England to a two-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second one-day international on Tuesday.
March 02, 2010
Modi tells IPL fans not to stay at Taj Hotels
Indian Premier League (IPL) has a rather surprising request for fans -- stay in hotels other than Taj Hotels run by top corporate house Tata, saying even the teams are not staying there. Arguably the most controversial cricket administrator IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, said in a post on micro-blogging social networking website Twitter that IPL is "not using Taj Hotels in any city." MCC conducts coloured ball trials in Mumbai
If a day-night format is the future of Test cricket going forward, then coloured balls will certainly have a role to play, believe the guardians of the sport -- the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The ball was tried and tested for the first time in the country in a charity match in Mumbai on Tuesday in which India's international players like Suresh Raina, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma and Gautam Gambhir took part and tried the coloured balls. 'Test cricket will die if it doesn't go day-night'
Twenty20 will surpass all other formats of the game and Test cricket will simply disappear if it doesn't go day-night, predicted Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi. Modi, the mastermind behind the cash-awash IPL and a relentless champion of the Twenty20 format, has no doubt whatsoever that cricket's shortest format will rule the roost, overshadowing both Test and ODI cricket. It would be great to get Bharat Ratna: Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar said comparisons between players of different eras are unfair and it would be better if every individual's achievements are celebrated rather than comparing with everyone else. No security fears for IPL-bound Martyn
Retired Australian batsman Damien Martyn on Tuesday left for India to compete in the Indian Premier League, rejecting the security fears that have been raised by some of his own former team-mates. FICA satisfied with IPL's new security promises
It warned of mass withdrawls from the Indian Premier League but the Federation of International Cricketers Association now says such a scenario is unlikely to arise as IPL organisers have given fresh commitments on the security of players. Modi, IPL franchises bugging Eng players: PCA
England's Cricketers' Association claims that IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and the franchises are 'bugging players like crazy' to commit participation in the lucrative Twenty20 event but are refusing to acknowledge their security fears. Former Oz PM Howard in line for ICC post
Former Australia Prime Minister John Howard has been nominated by the Australian and New Zealand boards to serve as International Cricket Council (ICC) president from 2012. Collingwood to lead England at World Twenty20
England included five uncapped players in their provisional 30-man squad for the World Twenty20 to be staged in the Caribbean from April 30 this year, announced on Monday. Knight Riders to finalise 3rd keeper in two days
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will select their third wicket-keeper within a couple of days, KKR coach Dav Whatmore said in Kolkata on Monday.
March 01, 2010
Bopara will join team by Wednesday: Kings XI
Kings XI Punjab dismissed media reports that Ravi Bopara is doubtful for this year's Indian Premier League and said the England batsman would join the team by Wednesday. International agencies to skip IPL?
International news agencies will be forced to skip this year's Indian Premier League unless there is a change to the accreditation norms which govern journalist and photographer attendance. Akmal faces disciplinary action from PCB
Pakistan's seasoned wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal may be disciplined by the cricket board after the inquiry committee probing into the national team's poor performance in Australia submits its report on Tuesday.
February 2010