Cricket News

May 31, 2010
BCCI serves third showcause notice to Modi
There is simply no respite for Lalit Modi as the BCCI on Monday served a third showcause notice to the suspended IPL Commissioner over grant of theatrical rights and on the issue of advertisements in between deliveries during the telecast of IPL matches this season. Lalit Modi serves ECB chief defamation notice
Lalit Modi on Monday served a defamation notice to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke, who had accused the suspended IPL Commissioner of hatching a plan to destroy the structure of world and English cricket. England ease to victory after Finn takes five
England eased to an eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh on the final day of the first Test on Monday after Steven Finn captured five wickets in an innings in his first Test at Lord's. Modi to e-mail reply to 2nd showcause notice
Lalit Modi will on Monday night submit through e-mail his reply to the second showcause notice issued to him by the BCCI which accuses the suspended IPL Commissioner of planning a rebel Twenty20 league in England, his lawyer said on Monday. Govt may enact law to tame BCCI-like entities
The government is considering legislative action to bring organisations like the Board of Control of Cricket in India within the purview of the Societies Registration Act to make them more accountable. World Cup organising committee to meet on Tuesday
ICC President-elect Sharad Pawar will chair the meeting of the Central Organising Committee of the 2011 Cricket World Cup to be held at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Tuesday. Boycott criticism spurs Tamim to dazzling century
Critical comments about the Bangladesh team from former England batsman Geoff Boycott helped spur Tamim Iqbal to a dazzling 103 from 100 balls on the fourth day of the first Test at Lord's on Sunday. Zimbabwe aim another upset, SL seek revival
Flying high after the upset win over India, minnows Zimbabwe will look to spring another surprise when they take on Sri Lanka in the third ODI of the cricket tri-series in Bulawayo on Tuesday. Sahara bags Team India sponsorship rights
Sahara Group out bid telecom giants Bharti Airtel and Reliance to bag the Team India sponsorship. They won the sponsorship rights at a staggering price of Rs 3.34 crore per match. The deal will continue till 31st December 2013. Amla's century helps SA beat WI by seven wickets
Hashim Amla's third One-day century helped South Africa beat West Indies by seven wickets. 'One player approached for match-fixing'
New revelations on match-fixing continue to rock English cricket with former captain Michael Vaughan now claiming that he knows a player who was approached by bookmakers. 'Back-to-back hundred is always special'
Having guided India to a thumping seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma attributed his red-hot form to his hunger for runs. Stats: India have played more ODIs than any team
Statistical highlights of Sunday's India-Sri Lanka tri-series match in Bulawayo.
May 30, 2010
When Raina forgot to tell umpires about Power Play
Inexperience showed as India captain Suresh Raina forgot to tell on-field umpires about bowling Power Plays he intended to take against Sri Lanka in the tri-series match in Bulawayo on Sunday. Vinay Kumar ruled out of Zimbabwe tour
R Vinay Kumar was ruled out of the ongoing tri-series in Zimbabwe because of a knee injury and his Karnataka new-ball partner Abhimanyu Mithun will replace him in the Indian squad there. Tamim dazzles as Bangladesh run riot
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal brought one-day cricket to the Test arena on Sunday with an audacious assault on the England bowling on the fourth day of the first Test at Lord's. Eng players-ECB in dispute over new contract
Barely six months before the Ashes, the England and Wales Cricket Board finds itself in a pay dispute with star players, including skipper Andrew Strauss, who are unhappy with the new central contracts tabled last October. Modi to file reply to second showcause notice
Lalit Modi will submit his reply to the second showcause notice issued to him by the BCCI, which accuses the suspended IPL commissioner of planning a rebel Twenty20 league in England on Monday. Rohit's century sinks Sri Lanka
Rohit Sharma hammered his second successive ODI century as India crushed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in their second match to put their campaign back on track in the tri-series in Bulawayo on Sunday. Bharti Airtel, Sahara in race for team sponsorship
The Board of Control for Cricket in India will choose between Bharti Airtel and Sahara Group on Monday as the new team sponsor, as both are the only firms left in the fray at the end of the deadline for submitting the bids for rights along with the requisite security deposit. Finn defies weather with high class pace
Rain and bad light frustrated England on the third day of the first Test against Bangladesh at Lord's on Saturday despite some high class fast bowling from Steven Finn.
May 29, 2010
Sreesanth stripped of captaincy of Kerala team
Pacer S Sreesanth was replaced as captain of Kerala for 2010-11 season by all-rounder Raiphi Vincent Gomez, though he was named in the list of probables on Saturday. Rana wants PCB to remove ban on players
Pakistani fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan demanded the cricket board (PCB) to remove bans and fines on all the affected players collectively who were penalised in March for indiscipline on the shambolic tour of Australia. Two more players report offers from bookies to PCA
Match-fixing seems to have spread its root deep into English county cricket with at least two more players and an official reporting approaches by bookmakers to the Professional Cricketers' Association, according to media reports. South Africa seal one-day series in West Indies
Morne Morkel and Charl Langeveldt shared seven wickets to bowl South Africa to a 67-run victory over West Indies in the third One-day International. Jolted India seek revival against new-look Lankans
Their pride dented by the embarrassing loss to Zimbabwe in the lung-opener, a jolted India will hope to revive their campaign against Sri Lanka in the second match of the tri-series in Bulawayo. PCB arbitrator lifts Shoaib Malik ban
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) lifted Shaoib Malk's 12-month ban for ill-discipline on Saturday, making the former captain available for selection to the national team. Raina blames bowlers' inexperience for defeat
His captaincy debut soured by the embarrassing loss to Zimbabwe, skipper Suresh Raina blamed his inexperienced bowlers for the debacle in Friday's tri-series opener.
May 28, 2010
Bangladesh fight back after Trott's double ton
Bangladesh launched a spirited fightback on the second day of the first Test against England at Lord's on Friday after Jonathan Trott had ground out a marathon double century. Trott batted more than eight hours for 226 in England's first innings 505 all out to become the seventh England batsman to score a double hundred at the headquarters of world cricket. Modi's 2nd show cause reply to be less voluminous
Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi will meet the May 31 deadline for replying to the Board of Control for Cricket in India's second show cause notice and it is expected to be less voluminous than his staggering 15,000-page reply to the first one, his legal advisor Mehmood Abdi said on Friday. Morgan, Pawar back Howard's nomination
Amidst strong opposition from the African bloc, John Howard's ambition to become ICC president got a boost on Friday with President-elect Sharad Pawar backing the process of his nomination. Pawar and current president David Morgan issued a joint statement, saying they support the process for nominating the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of the ICC, agreed some two years ago. Yousuf snubs comeback offers for England tour
Mohammad Yousuf has snubbed offers to come out of retirement for Pakistan's tour of England, saying he was disappointed with the country's cricket board for banning him in the wake of the team's shambolic Australian tour. 'We did not pick the right side for T20 World Cup'
Former skipper Mohd Azharuddin feels selection blunders, not IPL or its post-match parties, led to India's humiliating early exit from the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies earlier this month. Taylor, Ervine help Zimbabwe upset India
Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine gave Zimbabwe a morale-boosting six-wicket win over India in the first match of the triangular ODI series at Bulawayo on Friday. Afridi talks tough after being named captain
After taking over the reins of the Pakistan cricket team in all the three formats, Shahid Afridi averred that he is determined to root out politics from the side and will not shy away from sacking the spoilers. Hundred in Chennai after 26/11 my best: Sachin
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar rated the century he scored in Chennai against England that helped India chase 387 runs in the fourth innings soon after the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai as the best of his career.
May 27, 2010
MS Dhoni to lose No 1 ODI ranking
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all set to lose his numero uno status in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen after deciding to skip the triangular series in Zimbabwe starting on Friday. SL against Howard's candidature for ICC VP
Former Australia Prime Minister John Howard's dream of becoming ICC president in 2012 suffered a jolt on Thursday as Sri Lanka joined Zimbabwe and South Africa in resisting his nomination for the vice-president's post. Trott strides to 175 as England make hay
Jonathan Trott, fighting to preserve his place, anchored England's first innings on Thursday with a second consecutive home century on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh at Lord's. Trott came to the crease after only 26 balls when Alastair Cook was dismissed for seven. He was still there at the end of the day with 175 beside his name after nearly six hours at the crease. Kartik scalps six to guide Somerset to victory
Out-of-favour Indian left-arm spinner Murali Kartik returned with magical figures of six for 61 to help his side Somerset beat Warwickshire by nine wickets in the County Division Championship at Taunton. Afridi wants Younis Khan as his deputy: sources
Newly appointed Pakistan Test captain Shahid Afridi wants former skipper Younis Khan as his deputy during the upcoming Asia Cup and the 'home' Test series in England. Pawar not in favour of John Howard as ICC VP
Incoming International Cricket Council (ICC) president Sharad Pawar does not want former Australian Prime Minister and cricket aficionado John Howard as his deputy in the interim. SA-WI One-dayers shifted to Trinidad
The violent situation in Jamaica has led cricket authorities to move a One-day international and the first test against South Africa to Trinidad, the West Indies Cricket Board said on Wednesday.
May 26, 2010
Shakib claims he was approached to underperform
Bangladesh captain Shakib-al-Hasan disclosed on Wednesday that he was approached two years ago by a suspicious individual to underperform in an ODI at home in return for 'sponsorship'. Talking to reporters on the eve of his side's first Test against England at Lord's, Shakib said he received an approach on phone from an unknown person who he believed wanted him to manipulate the result of an ODI against Ireland in 2008. Srinivasan irked by Modi's 'leaks' to media
Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary N Srinivasan was mum on whether he would recuse himself from proceedings against Lalit Modi but lashed out at the suspended IPL commissioner for his "habit of leaking information" to the media. County player approached by Indian to fix matches
In a shocking revelation, a seasoned English county player on Wednesday claimed that an Indian businessman approached him to fix one-day domestic matches. Pub brawl: Jadeja apologises, but pleads innocence
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has tendered an unconditional apology to the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the pub brawl in St Lucia, but maintained he did no wrong there. In his letter to BCCI secretary N Srinivasan, Jadeja said the Indian cricketers were abused by disappointed fans in the pub and he was not involved in any brawl. Ex-Pak players not in favour of Afridi as captain
The decision to appoint Shahid Afridi captain in all three formats of the game, especially Tests, came in for sharp criticism from former Pakistani players who feel the move is a big gamble and could backfire as the all-rounder was not a regular in the five-day side. Younis turns down PCB's compromise offer
Former captain Younis Khan is in no mood to step down from his fight against the Pakistan Cricket Board over the indefinite ban imposed on him and has turned down a PCB offer to go for a compromise settlement. Afridi best available option to lead Pak: Akram
Shahid Afridi is not the ideal candidate to lead Pakistan in Test matches but his temperament and aggression undoubtedly made him the best available option before PCB, feels former captain Wasim Akram. Naved questions Pak selectors for ignoring him
Disappointed at being ignored from the list of probables for the Asia Cup and the subsequent tour of England, out-of-favour Pakistan all-rounder Rana Naved has questioned the selectors decision to include other banned players Younis Khan and Shoaib Malik in the 35-man chart. Jayasuriya signs up for Worcestershire
Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has been signed up by English county side Worcestershire to be part of their forthcoming domestic Twenty20 venture. WADA tells ICC to push for 'whereabouts' clause
The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday said it's time for the ICC to give the "final push" and convince its member boards, including BCCI, to accept the vexed 'whereabouts' clause by November 2011, failing which it would be declared non-compliant to the WADA code.
May 25, 2010
Afridi named captain for Asia Cup, England tour
Pakistan on Tuesday named all-rounder Shahid Afridi captain for next month's Asia Cup and the subsequent full tour of England, opting for a single skipper for all three formats of the game. Modi wants independent probe panel
Suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi Tuesday asked BCCI president Shashank Manohar and secretary N Srinivasan to stay away from the decision-making process and let an independent panel decide his fate. Younis makes emotional appeal to lift ban
Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan told a parliamentary committee on sports on Monday that he had been unjustly treated by the cricket authorities and the indefinite ban imposed on him after the Australian tour should be lifted immediately. Afridi set to become Pak Test captain: sources
Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi is all set to take over the reins of the ODI and Test side as well for the upcoming Asia Cup and the tour of England. BCCI to decide on team sponsors on May 31
The Indian cricket board's marketing committee is to meet in Mumbai on May 31 to wrap up the much-delayed team sponsorship details for which the BCCI issued a tender notice inviting bids on Monday. 2nd ODI: SA scrape past WI after Sammy blitz
South Africa overcame a sizzling late innings blitz by Darren Sammy to take a 2-0 lead in the One-Day International series against the West Indies on Monday.
May 24, 2010
ICC knows importance of 'whereabout' clause: WADA
The International Cricket Council understands the importance of World Anti-Doping Agency's 'whereabout clause' and it is their duty to address BCCI's concerns, WADA Director General David Howman said in New Delhi on Monday. Only ten teams to compete in 2nd season of CL T20
With English counties giving it a miss, this year's Champions League Twenty20 will feature a reduced number of 10 teams in South Africa this September, the tournament's Governing Council said in Mumbai on Monday. Clarke retained as T20 captain for England tour
Michael Clarke retained the captaincy of Australia's Twenty20 squad, while fit-again batsman Shaun Marsh returned to their one-day fold for a tour of The British Isles starting June 17. SL thrash NZ by seven wickets, level series in US
Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international in Lauderhill near Miami on Sunday, to level the two-match series 1-1. BCCI invites tender for team sponsorship
With its deal with Sahara coming to an end next month, the BCCI on Monday invited bids from companies through a tender notice for sponsoring four Indian squads, including the much sought-after men's outfit.
May 23, 2010
Collingwood, Broad to miss Bangladesh series
Twenty20 World Cup winning captain Paul Collingwood and bowler Stuart Broad will miss England's Test series with Bangladesh starting at Lord's on Thursday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said. Twenty20 international spices up Florida suburb
With the smell of Jamaican jerk chicken and Indian biryani wafting through stands, New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 28 runs in the first official Twenty20 international between two Test playing nations in the United States. Cairns takes Modi to court
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has finally acted on his threat to sue Lalit Modi and has initiated legal action against the suspended IPL commissioner for suggesting that he was involved in match-fixing. Akmal threatens to sue Pak coaches over fix claims
Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has threatened to sue former Pakistan coaches Intikhab Alam and Aaqib Javed for defamation unless they apologise for suggesting his performance in Australia may have been linked to bookmakers. South Africa thrash Windies by 66 runs
South Africa eased to a 66-run victory over West Indies thanks to centuries by Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers and some aggressive bowling in the first One-day International on Saturday.
May 22, 2010
Afridi ends self exile from Test cricket
Pakistan all-rounder and Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi has ended a self-imposed exile from Test cricket and made himself available for this year's tour to England. Afridi, 30, who has not played a Test since 2006, said on Saturday he is available for the full England tour because Pakistan cricket is going through a difficult time. Sangakkara demands fair chance for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has demanded 'equal opportunities' in the playing of Test cricket, saying chances for his country to play the five-day game are being reduced. Sangakkara said he would welcome a World Test Championship, an idea being discussed within official bodies to give greater context to series, but said any new structure needs to give each team the same chances to play internationally. CA seeks fixing investigation details from ICC
Cricket Australia (CA) has sought the details of its investigation into Pakistan's tour Down Under from the International Cricket Council (ICC) but insisted that the series was won fair and square by the hosts. Prospect of floodlit Tests fades into distance
Floodlit day-night Test cricket receded further into the distance Friday when the International Cricket Council (ICC) said at least 18 months' research needs to be done on different coloured balls.
May 21, 2010
ICC Committee recommends use of DRS in 2011 WC
The ICC Cricket Committee on Friday suggested using Decision Review System in the 2011 World Cup in the Indian sub-continent and all Test matches apart from recommending a research into reduction of teams for future ODI World Cups. Twenty20 format popularising cricket: Irfan
Former India pacer Irfan Pathan on Friday said the Twenty20 format has helped in increasing popularity of cricket as the fans have embraced it wholeheartedly. MS Dhoni fails his graduation exams
Having failed to guide India to the semi-finals of the just-concluded World T20 in the West Indies, Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had to endure yet another failure in less than a week's time. Asif made racist remark against Watson in Aus
Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif called Australian all-rounder Shane Watson a 'bloody white' during the team's tour Down Under and got away with it, according to the then team manager Abdul Raquib. Akmal keen to prove match-fixing allegations wrong
Outrightly rejecting charges of match fixing being labelled against him, Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal has said that he has always given his best while playing for the country. PCB denies match-fixing allegations
PCB chairman Ejaz Butt has rubbished claims of match-fixing during Pakistan's disastrous tour of Australia even though the International Cricket Council has been investigating Pakistan's performance during the Sydney Test earlier this year. South Africa pip West Indies by a run
South Africa beat West Indies by one run to win their two-match Twenty20 series 2-0 after an exciting final over.
May 20, 2010
2011 WC final tickets between Rs 8,000-15,000?
The Mumbai Cricket Association, which is playing host to three matches in the 2011 World Cup including the final at its Wankhede Stadium, has decided to keep different ticket rates for the three ties. ICC anti-corruption chief says IPL 3 is clean
Outgoing International Cricket Council Anti-Corruption chief Paul Condon said on Thursday he had no evidence to suggest there had been any corruption in the third edition of the Indian Premier League. Pak cricketers ogling girls in Australia: Afridi
Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi has alleged that some of his teammates were busy ogling girls and loafing around the boundary line, not giving their 100 per cent on the team's disastrous tour of Australia earlier this year. England's Onions out for three months with back in
England fast bowler Graham Onions will be out for three months due to knee and back injuries, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday. The ECB said on their website that the Durham player, who will miss most of the domestic county season, has undergone scans and seen a spinal specialist this week. Dilshan to captain Sri Lanka on Zimbabwe tour
Sri Lanka have named Tillakaratne Dilshan as captain after deciding to rest several senior players for their tri-series in Zimbabwe in June. Normal captain Kumar Sangakkara, vice-captain Muttiah Muralitharan, former captain Mahela Jayawardene and fast bowler Lasith Malinga were all rested for the three-nation tournament. English counties to miss T20 Champions League
Left with no room to manoeuvre its calendar again, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has barred its county teams from participating in this year's Twenty20 Champions League, as the revised dates clash with the end of its domestic season. In a memo circulated to the counties, the ECB announced it was "with great regret" that the Friends Provident T20 finalists would be unable to participate in the Champions League. Don't deal with suspended BCCI officials: ECB
Without mentioning Lalit Modi's name, the England and Wales Cricket Board has warned its counties against holding discussions with "suspended" officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. CA rubbishes match fixing rumours
Cricket Australia has denied reports that the Sydney Test against Pakistan was fixed, and said that Ricky Ponting-led side pulled off a remarkable victory through its own hard work Clarke wants to continue as Australia T20 skipper
His leadership qualities have come under the scanner in the World T20 in the West Indies, but Michael Clarke said he was enjoying every bit of the responsibility and wants to continue as Australia's Twenty20 captain. McLaren takes five as South Africa beat Windies
Seam bowler Ryan McLaren took five for 19 to lead South Africa to a 13-run win over West Indies in their Twenty20 international at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium on Wednesday.
May 19, 2010
Raj Royals plea for equity transfer rejected
The Finance Ministry, for the second time, turned down a proposal of Jaipur IPL Cricket (JIPL), the joint-owners of Rajasthan Royals, to transfer its entire equity abroad in a cashless transaction. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) rejected the JIPL plea on objections from the Sports Ministry, a source said. Tendulkar to bed-ridden friend's aid
Sachin Tendulkar has come to the rescue of his friend Dilbir Singh, who was bed-ridden since a near fatal accident in 2002, by sponsoring his treatment. The batting maestro visited him in Ahmedabad on Wednesday after he underwent successful hip-replacement surgery at Shelby hospital. BCCI denies Chawla permission to play for Surrey
Surrey's plans to rope in Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla did not materialise as the Board of Control for Cricket in India refused him permission to play in the county cricket. Surrey, which signed former Pakistan captain Younus Khan on a deal that will last until mid-July, said in a statement that Chawla failed to get the BCCI's nod and hence would not join the side. Dhoni sues company for not paying endorsement fees
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has sent a legal notice to a Chennai-based healthcare company for allegedly defaulting payment of his brand endorsement fees. Ponting wants best-of-3 finals for T20 tourneys
Disappointed with Australia's loss in the summit clash of the Twenty20 World Cup, Test and ODI captain Ricky Ponting said the finals of such tournaments should be a best-of-three affair. Butt likely to be Pak Test captain for Eng tour
The Pakistan Cricket Board will announce the squads for next month's Asia Cup and the tour of England on May 22 and opener Salman Butt is likely to get the Test captaincy. Day-night Tests on its way: ICC president
ICC president David Morgan on Monday said he is hopeful of day-night Tests being played in either Australia or India in the near future. Players must balance parties and matches: Whatmore
Kolkata Knight Riders' coach Dav Whatmore on Tuesday said players should learn to strike a balance between cricket matches and IPL parties. Govt probing incidents of tax evasion in IPL
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday made it clear that his ministry has been investigating into two aspects of whether there was tax evasion and money laundering in the IPL and it has nothing to do with other issues concerning the Twenty20 event. Jayawardene is World T20's Most Valuable player
Mahela Jayawardene managed to stay ahead of Kevin Pietersen and the Hussey brothers to become the most valuable player (MVP) in the ICC World Twenty20.
May 18, 2010
BCCI appoints security advisor for 2011 World Cup
Gearing up to co-host the ODI World Cup next year along with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the BCCI on Tuesday appointed retired IPS officer Ranjit Kumar Das as its security advisor. Eng have edge over Aus with T20 win: Warne
Legendary spinner Shane Warne feels that England's win over Australia in Twenty20 World Cup final will mean nothing in the Ashes series later this year except for gaining a 'small psychological advantage'. Rendezvous CEO meets IPL, IMG officials
P T Keshav, the CEO of Rendezvous Sports World (RSW) consortium that bid successfully for the Kochi Indian Premier League franchise for $333.33 million, had an 'operational' meeting with IPL CEO Sundar Raman and sports management group IMG in Mumbai on Tuesday. Lalit Modi gets more time to reply to 2nd notice
Lalit Modi got a breather after the BCCI on Tuesday granted the suspended IPL Commissioner 10 additional days to reply to the second show cause notice issued to him for his acts 'detrimental to world cricket'. Spiritual treatment comes to Shoaib Akhtar's aid
Eager to make a comeback to the national team, Pakistan's controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has approached a spiritual healer for the treatment of his chronic knee pain, which could not be cured even after a major surgery in England last year. Yuvraj, Nehra, Zaheer issued notice for pub brawl
The Board of Cricket Control in India on Tuesday issued the show cause notices to six players, including senior members Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan following their alleged involvement in a pub brawl in St Lucia after India's exit from the World Twenty20 in the West Indies. Besides Yuvraj and Zaheer, notice was also issued to Ashish Nehra, Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja. 'Malik is bad influence on Pak team'
Banned former captain Shoaib Malik was seen as a "negative character and a bad influence" on the Pakistan cricket team by senior players like Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Yousuf, the leaked video of a PCB inquiry committee's proceedings has revealed. PCB enquiry committee proceedings leaked
Pakistan cricket is facing a fresh controversy as the video recording of the recent PCB inquiry committee proceedings has been leaked, which has the visuals of Intikhab Alam and Aaqib Javed suspecting Kamran Akmal's involvement in match fixing during Australia tour.
May 17, 2010
England's T20 WC win won't be remembered: Atherton
Former captain Mike Atherton hailed England's Twenty20 World Cup triumph as assertion of their potential but said it will not be remembered in the country's cricketing folklore for long as it was not achieved by an 'English' team. Show cause notice awaits errant Indian cricketers
Cracking the whip on errant Indian cricketers, the BCCI on Monday decided to issue show cause notice to the players for their involvement in a pub bawl in St Lucia soon after the team's humiliating exit from the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies. Pietersen credits IPL for revival in form
The IPL may be seen in most quarters as the main reason behind India's dismal show in the recent Twenty20 World Cup but maverick England batsman Kevin Pietersen credited the glitzy league for the stunning revival in his form. Aus failed in crunch situation: Gillespie
Jason Gillespie has slammed Australia's batting display in the World T20 final on Sunday saying the Aussiess failed in a crunch situation. IMG officials hold 'friendly' meeting with BCCI
Representatives of leading sports management firm IMG on Monday met BCCI's top brass in Mumbai presumably to give details of the financial dealings during suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi's tenure. 'BCCI will not pick half-fit players in future'
Players who are not fully fit at the time of team selection will not be considered for future tournaments, according to BCCI sources. BCCI to examine Biswal's report on WC T20 disaster
Team manager Ranjib Biswal's report on India's disastrous Twenty20 World Cup campaign in the West Indies is being examined by the BCCI and appropriate action will be taken on its basis, Board spokesman Rajiv Shukla said in Mumbai on Monday. 'IMG defamation suit may cost ECB chief millions'
The defamation suit filed by sports management firm IMG against Giles Clarke could cost the England Cricket Board chief a whopping 20 million. Kaneria's Test future in jeopardy
Pakistani leg spinner Danish Kaneria's Test future is in jeopardy after he was arrested and latter released on bail during a betting probe in England. Pietersen power play central to England's glory
Consistency and confidence were the twin buzzwords in the England camp as they marched to Twenty20 World Cup success and no-one encapsulated those qualities better than Kevin Pietersen. Haddin fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his team's seven-wicket defeat against England in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 at Kensington Oval. England outplayed us: Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke conceded that his side had been outplayed by a better side in the Twenty20 World Cup final against England at the Kensington Oval on Sunday. Australia women take Twenty20 crown
Medium pacer Ellyse Perry scalped three wickets for 18 as Australia emerged as the Women's World Twenty20 champions after defeating New Zealand by three runs in a thrilling summit clash in Bridgetown. 'Twenty20 WC triumph up there with Ashes victory'
After leading England to their maiden ICC tournament title by winning the Twenty20 World Cup in Bridgetown, captain Paul Collingwood said the triumph as important as Ashes victory. Kieswetter is England's newest star
Craig Kieswetter stole the limelight after a cracking innings of 63 as England ended their title drought at ICC global events by crushing Australia by seven wickets to win the ICC World Twenty20 on Sunday.
May 16, 2010
Rahman to debut for Bangladesh vs Eng
Uncapped batsman Shamsur Rahman will join Bangladesh's squad in England as cover for injured opener Tamim Iqbal and sick captain Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Sunday. Not defending myself but IPL's image: Modi
Suspended Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi on Sunday said his voluminous reply to the first BCCI showcause notice is not to defend himself but salvage the image of the Twenty20 event. 'My reply is not about defending Lalit Modi. It's about defending brand IPL,' Modi tweeted. England thrash Australia to win World T20 title
Craig Kieswetter scored a cracking half-century as England thrashed Australia by seven wickets to win the ICC World Twenty20 in Barbados, on Sunday. The wicketkeeper-batsman, later named man of the match, smashed 63 from 49 balls, with the help of seven boundaries and two sixes, and added 111 runs in 68 balls for the second wicket with Pietersen, who scored 47 from 31 balls, to help England secure their first global trophy. BCCI to meet IMG officials on Monday
The BCCI top brass will meet officials of the sports management firm IMG on Monday to seek details of the financial dealings during suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi's tenure. Viv Richards offers to help Indian batsmen
West Indies great Viv Richards has offered to work as India's batting consultant, saying he can help the batsmen sort out their perennial weakness against short-pitch bowling. Aus seek treble, England hope to end wait
Australia seek a world title treble while England will be chasing a first global one-day trophy when the old enemies meet in Sunday's Twenty20 World Cup final in Barbados.
May 15, 2010
Kaneria, Mervyn arrested in Essex for spot-fixing
Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria, and young pacer Mervyn Westfield have been arrested by Essex police for alleged spot-fixing in Essex's Pro40 match against Durham last September. Modi's lawyer submits reply to BCCI showcause
Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Saturday responded to the first showcause notice served to him for alleged financial irregularities with a staggering 12,000-page reply which was carried into the BCCI headquarters in six large cartons. Never write Australia off, says Clarke
Australia captain Michael Clarke said Friday's remarkable three-wicket triumph over Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup semi-final in St Lucia proved his side could win from any position. Pakistan coach Waqar lauds amazing Hussey
- Pakistan coach Waqar Younis refused to blame his side after they were on the receiving end of an astonishing Australia fight back in Friday's Twenty20 World Cup semi-final in St Lucia. Afridi's captaincy draws flak after Pak's exit
Shahid Afridi's captaincy came in for criticism from current and former players after Pakistan squandered a chance to enter their third successive Twenty20 World Cup final by losing a last-over thriller to Australia. Biswal submits T20 World Cup report to BCCI
Indian team manager at the Twenty20 World Cup, Ranjib Biswal, on Saturday submitted his report on the side's disastrous campaign in the West Indies to the BCCI highlighting fitness and disciplinary issues. No brawl happened in West Indies pub: Nehra
Indian pacer Ashish Nehra on Saturday rubbished media reports of players being involved in a bar brawl in the West Indies after crashing out of the Twenty20 World Cup, insisting that no such incident ever took place. Mike Hussey steals victory from Pakistan
Michael Hussey smashed three sixes in four balls to lead Australia to a remarkable three-wicket win over Pakistan in the last over of Friday's Twenty20 World Cup semi-final in St Lucia.
May 14, 2010
'Dhoni is best thing to happen to Indian cricket'
Check out what readers have to say on the BCCI retaining M S Dhoni as captain of the Indian cricket team. Michael Hussey powers Australia to final
Michael Hussey powered Australia to a surprising three-wicket win over defending champions Pakistan in the second semi-final of the World T20 at the Beausejour Stadium in Gros Islet (St Lucia) on Friday. SA axe Gibbs, call up Miller for Windies tour
Miffed with the team's disastrous show in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup, South Africa's selectors dropped four players, including star batsman Herschelle Gibbs and included unheralded David Miller in the team for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. Hashim Amla, Alviro Petersen, Ryan McLaren and Lonwabo Tsotsobe will also join the squad in the West Indies for the series. BCCI unlikely to sack Dhoni
India's early exit from the Twenty20 World Cup has led to speculation about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's future as the team's Twenty20 captain. 'Blaming IPL for T20 WC debacle is a poor excuse'
Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels blaming the Indian Premier League or its post-match parties for India's humiliating exit from the Twenty20 World Cup is a "poor excuse" to justify the dismal campaign. Pleased that I sat out of IPL: Broad
England pacer Stuart Broad is glad that he sat out of the IPL to rest his tired body and says being fresh at the Twenty20 World Cup in Gros Islet has helped him produce match-winning spells for his team, which is in the finals. Collingwood praises England bowlers
England captain Paul Collingwood has repeatedly highlighted that his team had things to improve even as they marched through the Twenty20 World Cup winning all their games in the Super Eight stage. Women's T20: Australia crush India to enter final
Captain Alex Blackwell led from the front with a punishing 61 as Australia crushed India by seven wickets to storm into the final of the Women's World Twenty20 at Gros Islet, St Lucia on Thursday. India's 2007 WT20 win was a fluke: Bedi
Spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi, reflecting on the Indian team's dismal showing in the WT20, says the IPL has done more harm than good to the country's cricket. Bond calls time on injury-blighted career
Injury-prone New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has retired from all forms of cricket less than five months after quitting Tests to prolong his career in limited over formats.
May 13, 2010
Kirsten says players unfit, overweight: reports
Several players of the Indian team which made a humiliating exit from the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies are overweight, unfit and indisciplined, reports quoted coach Gary Kirsten as complaining. England crush Sri Lanka to storm into final
England crushed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in a one-sided encounter to storm into the final of the ICC World Twenty20 in St Lucia, on Thursday. England cruised to 132 for three in 16 overs after restricting Sri Lanka to 128 for six. Keep the faith in Dhoni's team: Tendulkar
Fans are seething but star batsman Sachin Tendulkar threw his weight behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men on Thursday, saying people should not lose faith in the current crop of Indian players despite the flop show in the Twenty20 World Cup. BCCI to use only documentary proofs against Modi
Lalit Modi's defence against BCCI's show cause notice got a boost on Thursday with the cricket board assuring the suspended IPL Commissioner that only documentary proofs provided on charges levelled against him would be used in the proceedings. India's WADA stand-off won't affect WC: Shetty
The stand-off between cricket authorities and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) over the controversial "whereabouts" clause in the Anti-Doping Code is unlikely to create any problem for the 2011 ICC World Cup, believes tournament director Ratnakar Shetty. IPL vice-chairman Niranjan Shah slams Dhoni's men
Niranjan Shah lashed out at Mahendra Singh Dhoni and team, saying they shouldn't blame the IPL for their exit from the ICC World Twenty20. Yuvraj denies team's brawl with fans in pub
The Indian cricket team's trouble doesn't end with their ouster from Twenty20 World Cup with reports suggesting that some of the players were involved in a pub brawl here even though Yuvraj Singh dismissed the claim. BCCI's reliable source is fiction: Modi
Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has questioned the authenticity of the sources used by BCCI to press charges against him and said the board's reluctance to reveal the identity of the alleged source is illegal and unjustified. Kochi franchisee has Steve Waugh on its radar
Newly-formed Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kochi is mulling to appoint former Australian captain Steve Waugh as a key adviser and technical consultant to the team. Against all odds, troubled Pakistan aim for final
Barred from playing cricket in their own country, constantly embroiled in rows and disciplinary problems, troubled Pakistan have somehow managed to reach the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup.
May 12, 2010
England take on erratic Lankans in first semis
England's new-found consistency will be pitted against Sri Lanka's characteristic flair when the two teams clash in the first semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup in Gros Islet, St Lucia on Thursday. BCCI to investigate India's Caribbean disaster
The Cricket Board on Wednesday said it is awaiting a report from the team management on India's debacle in the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies before taking 'corrective measures'. Ex players flay Dhoni over India's T20 debacle
Former players on Wednesday slammed the Indian cricket team for its humiliating exit from the Twenty20 World Cup, attributing the debacle to skipper MS Dhoni's poor tactics, IPL fatigue and the players' failure to cope with rising deliveries. Michael Clarke happy to shut doubters
Dubbed underdogs to start with, Australia are in the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup and skipper Michael Clarke is thrilled that his side has proved the naysayers wrong with their unbeaten run so far in the tournament. IPL parties, travel took toll on players: Dhoni
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to blame the IPL for the team's Twenty20 World Cup debacle but conceded that after-match parties and hectic travelling during the glitzy league did take a toll on the players' fitness. Gayle frustrated by team's batting failure
Frustrated West Indies captain Chris Gayle said he needed more help from his fellow top order batsmen after the Caribbean side exited the World Twenty20 following a heavy defeat to Australia on Tuesday. We didn't play to our potential: Dhoni
As India suffered a humiliating exit from the T20 World Cup on Tuesday, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side failed to play to its potential. What went wrong with India's WT20 challenge?
Is excessive cricket, as a result of the just-concluded IPL, to blame for the dismal showing? Was the team under-prepared for such a high-profile event? Have your say... Australia take Caribbean cruise into semis
Australia eased into the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 on Tuesday after a comfortable six-wicket win over West Indies, a result which eliminated the hosts. Australia will face Pakistan in their semi-final on Friday while Sri Lanka, who earlier produced a last ball win over India, will face England on Thursday. Modi objects to calling him 'then chairman'
Suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Tuesday strongly objected to the Board of Control for Cricket in India referring him as "then chairman" while announcing the appointment of an advisor to interim chairman Chirayu Amin.
May 11, 2010
Sri Lanka send India crashing out of World T20
Sri Lanka outclassed by India six wickets in a thrilling finish to knock them out of the ICC World Twenty20 in St Lucia, on Tuesday. Chamara Kapugedera hit the final ball of the match, from Ashish Nehra, for a six to take Sri Lanka to 167 for five in their 20 overs in reply to India's 163 for five in the Super Eights match. Bharat Patel named advisor to Chirayu Amin
Former Proctor & Gamble chairman Bharat Patel will join the Indian Premier League as an advisor to interim chairman Chirayu Amin, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Tuesday. Saurashtra trio impress Indian selectors
Good times are back for Saurashtra cricket. Once the cradle of Indian cricket with names like Vinoo Mankad, Amar Singh, L Ramji and S Nyalchand donning the India cap, Saurashtra is again enjoying it's time in the sun with as many as three cricketers finally getting recognition from Indian selectors. The equation for India to make it to semis
All India need to do is to beat Sri Lanka and ensure that they win by at least 20 runs if they bat first, or with 2.1 to 3 overs to spare if they bat second. Collingwood credits Flower for T20 turnaround
England captain Paul Collingwood said his team, who eased into the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals on Monday, were reaping the benefits of a year of hard work behind the scenes. Modi gets documentary proofs of wrongdoing
Suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Tuesday received four documentary proofs of his alleged wrongdoings from the BCCI, which said it could not offer other evidences since those were of verbal nature. Malik signs up with Lancashire for T20 campaign
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has signed up with English county side Lancashire for the team's upcoming domestic Twenty20 season. West Indies fined for slow over-rate in Barbados
The West Indies team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 14-run victory over India in its Super Eight stage match in the ICC World Twenty20 at Kensington Oval, Barbados. WT20 Statistical highlights: England vs New Zealan
Following are the stats from the World Twenty20 match between New Zealand and England played on Monday. WT20 Statistical highlights: Pakistan vs SA
Following are the statistical highlights of the World Twenty20 match between Pakistan and South Africa played on Monday. Indian eves crush Lanka in Women's T20 WC
Off-spinner Diana David wreaked havoc as India crushed Sri Lanka by 71 runs in a lop-sided Group B encounter of the Women's Twenty20 World Cup at Basseterre. Outspoken Smith hints at changes after SA exit
South Africa have failed to gel, lack confidence and must look at making changes, said captain Graeme Smith after their Twenty20 World Cup exit. Batsmen let India down: Ganguly
Former captain Sourav Ganguly blamed the batsmen for India's debacle in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies. The curious case of Irfan Pathan
Despite a good showing in the Indian Premier League and domestic season, Irfan Pathan continues to find himself in the wilderness. Pakistan in semis after England beat NZ
Assured of a berth in the last four stage, England got the better of New Zealand by three wickets in their last Super Eights match and handed Pakistan a berth in the semi-finals as well, in the Twenty20 World Cup, in St Lucia, on Monday.
May 10, 2010
Cricket Canada too broke to host U-19 World Cup
Cricket Canada decided not to host the 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Toronto because it simply did not have the money, said Ranjit Saini, president of the country's cricket governing body. WT20: Pakistan eliminate South Africa
Pakistan eliminated South Africa from the Twenty20 World Cup, beating them by 11 runs, in St Lucia on Monday. The victory kept their own qualification hopes alive. The result meant England, who won both opening Super Eight games, go through to the last four regardless of the outcome of their final match against New Zealand later on Monday. Modi gets 5 more days to respond to show cause
Suspended Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi got a breather on Monday after the Board of Control for Cricket in India gave him five more days to respond to the first show cause notice issued to him for alleged financial irregularities. The BCCI's decision came after Modi sought some documents from the Board to prepare his reply, though he was supposed to respond to the charge sheet by Monday. WT20: India's semis chances not really hopeless
Here's what must happen for India to go through to the semi-final stage of the T20 World Cup for the second time in three attempts. Rohit Sharma fined for showing dissent
Rohit Sharma has been docked 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent during India's 14-run defeat to the West Indies in their Twenty20 World Cup Super Eight Group F match in Bridgetown. Jayasuriya wants 2011 World Cup as his swansong
Already retired from Test cricket, Sri Lankan opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya hopes to play in next year's World Cup in the subcontinent before ending his illustrious international career. What India needs to do for a semi-final berth
A win alone is not sufficient for India to qualify for semifinals and they will have to beat Sri Lanka by a minimum of 20 runs on batting first and with 2.1 to three overs to spare on batting second in their last Super Eights clash of the T20 World Cup in St Lucia on Tuesday. Modi, IMG threaten to sue ECB chief: report
Suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi and event management company IMG are planning to sue ECB chief Giles Clarke for alleging that they tried to start a 'rebel' Twenty20 league, according to a report in London. Windies look for a big win against mighty Aussies
With their campaign back on track after the win over India, an inspired West Indies face an uphill task of upsetting Australia by a big margin in the final Super Eight match to seal their semi-final berth in the Twenty20 World Cup at St Kitts. Bruised India hope for a miracle against Sri Lanka
Facing the risk of an early exit, India will not only have to produce a miracle against Sri Lanka in their last Super Eights match at St Lucia but also hope for a favour from Australia if they aspire to enter the semi-finals of the Twenty20 cricket World Cup. Australia maintain unbeaten run in Women's T20 WC
Stafanie Taylor's unconquered half-century went in vain as Australia maintained their unbeaten record and defeated the West Indies by nine runs in an inconsequential Group A match of the Women's World Twenty20 at Basseterre, St Kitts. Modi seeks more time to reply to BCCI's notice
The Lalit Modi-BCCI showdown is set to drag on for a while as the suspended IPL commissioner is expected to get five more days to respond to the first show cause notice issued to him for alleged financial misdemeanours. Uthappa was not fit for selection: BCCI sources
Robin Uthappa was not available for selection when the team for the tour of Zimbabwe was picked by the national selection panel in Kodaikanal as he was injured, according to BCCI sources. Australia march into semis after White's heroics
Suraj Randiv rocked the Australian middle-order before Cameron White (85) scored a masterly half-century to lift his side to a competitive 168 for five against Sri Lanka in their Super Eights T20 World Cup match in Bridgetown, Barbados on Sunday. We failed to counter short-pitched stuff: Dhoni
India skipper MS Dhoni on Sunday said his batsmen were not equipped with proper technique to counter short-pitched balls as they lost their must-win rubber against West Indies in the T20 World Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados on Sunday.
May 09, 2010
There is a rift within Indian team: Moin, Akhtar
Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan and discarded pacer Shoaib Akhtar feel the body language of the Indian cricket team at the ongoing T20 World Cup is not positive, which indicate there are problems within the side. Gayle comes in the way of India's goal
Hosts West Indies, led from the front by captain Chris Gayle, ensured India's exit from the ongoing ICC World T20 with a convincing 14-run win in their Group F Super Eight match at Kensington Oval, Bridgetwon (Barbados), on Sunday. Raina to lead Team India in Zimbabwe
Senior players were rested as India on Sunday named a second-string squad with Suresh Raina as the captain and Virat Kohli his deputy for the low-profile Zimbabwe tour starting later this month. Pakistan look for lost pride, S Africa need a win
Their title defence virtually over, a beleaguered Pakistan will be out to salvage some pride, while South Africa will hope to put their Twenty20 World Cup campaign back on track in the Group E Super Eight stage match at the Beausejour Stadium at Gros Islet on Monday. Thushara to replace Muralitharan
The uncertainty over Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan's further participation in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup is finally over with the ICC confirming Thilan Thushara as his replacement for the rest of the tournament. Afridi blames selectors for Pakistan's poor show
With Pakistan's Twenty20 World Cup title defence in complete disarray, captain Shahid Afridi has criticised the selectors for not consulting him before naming the squad. IPL stars may lose one-fifth of earnings as tax
The Income Tax department which is probing all financial transactions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has advised all foreign players to obtain PAN cards, failing which they will have to pay penal tax on their cricket related earnings in India. Rajasthan Royals co-owners' plea rejected
The finance ministry is understood to have turned down, for the second time, a proposal of Jaipur IPL Cricket (JIPL), the joint owners of the Rajasthan Royals IPL team, to transfer its entire equity abroad in a cashless transaction. South Africa hit by KP storm
A belligerent half-century by Kevin Pietersen, his second consecutive of the tournament, helped England beat South Africa by 39 runs. Butler spoils Pakistan's party
Ian Butler kept his cool to bowl New Zealand to victory, virtually shutting defending champions Pakistan out of the competition. Pietersen flying home for birth of first child
England batsman Kevin Pietersen is flying home from the Twenty20 World Cup to be with his wife for the birth of their first child and is planning to jet back to the Caribbean in time for the semi-finals. Pietersen and spinners sink South Africa
A blistering 94-run second wicket stand between Craig Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen helped England decimate South Africa by 39 runs in their Group E Super Eight match and qualify for the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup. India beat Pakistan in Women's T20 World Cup
Opener Poonam Raut cracked a patient half-century as India inflicted a crushing nine-wicket defeat over Pakistan in their Group B ICC Women's Twenty20 World Cup at Warner Park in St. Kitts.
May 08, 2010
New Zealand pip Pakistan in last ball thriller
Abdur Rehman and Mohammad Sami took two wickets apiece as defending champions Pakistan did extremely well to restrict New Zealand to a modest 133 for seven in their must-win Super Eights game in the Twenty20 World Cup in Barbados on Saturday. Modi hands over all IPL documents to BCCI
Suspended Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi on Saturday handed over to the Board of Control for Cricket in India all the relevant documents relating to the Twenty20 League, sources close to him said. Govt sends notices to all IPL franchisees
The Ministry of Company Affairs (MCA) has sent notices to all Indian Premier League franchisees, both old and new, asking them to furnish detailed company-related information. 'Pakistan cricketers don't know how to talk'
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik had a "negative attitude" while team members did not appreciate representing their country, discarded coach Intikhab Alam was quoted as saying in leaked extracts from a report. Classy Jayawardene shows T20 not just for sloggers
In contrast to 'Made for T20' players wielding heavy wood, the Sri Lankan batsman applies traditional skills in the modern context but, while clearly proud of his style, he refuses to criticise more unorthodox batsmen. Gayle wary of using pace against India
He is well aware of Indian batsmen's discomfort against the rising ball but West Indies captain Chris Gayle is still wary of unleashing pace at Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men in Sunday's Super Eights clash of the ICC World Twenty20 in Barbados. It's do or die for India against West Indies
Handed a sound thrashing by Australia in their opening Super Eight match, India will have to quickly sort out their batting woes as they take on the West Indies in a do-or-die contest in the ICC World Twenty20 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday. IMG denies planning rebel T20 league in England
Event management company IMG on Saturday denied charges that it was involved in planning a 'rebel' Twenty20 league in England in conjunction with suspended Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi, who was sent a show cause notice on this count by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. I've been enemy No.1 for BCCI for long: Modi
Suspended Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi on Saturday ridiculed the Board of Control for Cricket in India's second show cause notice for allegedly planning a 'rebel' Twenty20 league in England, saying it has become a part of life for him to be treated as "public enemy number one" by the Board. Warner sends a message to bowlers
David Warner was the one of the players to look out when the tournament started. The Australian had taken the storm with his big hitting abilities and was a force to reckon with. Jayawardene stamps his authority over Windies
Mahela Jayawardene stroked a classy 98 not out as Sri Lanka easily beat hosts West Indies by 57 runs in their Group F Super Eight match in the Twenty20 World Cup in Bridgetown on Friday. Clinical Sri Lanka beat hapless West Indies
Mahela Jayawardene hammered an unbeaten 98 off 56 balls and added 166 runs with Kumar Sangakkara (68) to guide Sri Lanka to a comprehensive 57-run victory over West Indies in their Group F Super Eight match in the Twenty20 World Cup in Bridgetown on Friday. Clarke hails Australia openers as best in world
Captain Michael Clarke said Australia had the world's best Twenty20 opening batsmen after his team crushed India by 49 runs on Friday. Our shot selection was poor, says Dhoni
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted his side floundered against the short ball and messed up their shot selection in their 49-run defeat to Australia in the T20 World Cup Super Eight match in Bridgetown on Friday.
May 07, 2010
Albie thunder blows New Zealand away
Albie Morkel smashed 40 from 18 balls to help South Africa beat New Zealand by 13 runs in their opening Super Eight game at the Twenty20 World Cup on Thursday. WT20: Australia too good for India
Half-centuries from David Warner and Shane Watson, and splendid bowling by Dirk Nannes, saw Australia crush India by 49 runs in the Super Eights of the ICC World Twenty20, in Barbados, on Friday. Chasing a mammoth 185 for victory, India were dismissed for 135 in 17.4 overs, their first loss in the tournament. I am unperturbed by allegations: Modi
Suspended Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi on Friday took a potshot at the BCCI's latest showcause notice issued to him which was sent after a complaint from the England and Wales Cricket Board. Modi's troubles compounded on Thursday, with the BCCI slapping another showcause notice for activities "detrimental to Indian cricket, English cricket and World cricket at large". Pakistan's shoddy fielding frustrates coach Waqar
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis is a frustrated man after watching the pathetic fielding display by his team during the six-wicket loss to England in their first Super Eight match of Twenty20 World Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados. India's bowling attack can dismiss Aus: Gambhir
Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has rubbished claims that India's spin-heavy attack will suffer a murderous assault at the hands of Australia's batsmen on the pace-friendly Kensington Oval pitch during their Super Eights clash on Friday. Super Eights: In-form SA will look to crush Eng
It will be a battle of equals when a confident England locks horns with title favourites South Africa in a Group E Super Eight match of the Twenty20 cricket World Cup at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday. Impending fatherhood won't distract Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen will leave the English team the moment he is called home for the birth of his first child but as long as he is at the World T20 tournament in West Indies, the hard-hitting batsman says he will not let it distract him from the cricket. English counties deny 'underhand' deal with Modi
One of the three county clubs which were allegedly in talks with suspended IPL chief Lalit Modi to start a 'rebel' Twenty20 league in England, Yorkshire has denied the allegations insisting that there was 'nothing underhand' about the idea. Super Eights: Pakistan face Kiwi challenge
Perennial dark-horses New Zealand would be up against the unpredictable defending champions Pakistan in a must-win Super Eight Group E match on Saturday as the semi-final race heats up at the Twenty20 World Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados. Dhoni, Sangakkara bat for AIDS awareness
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, his South African counterpart Graeme Smith and Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara are taking part in an ICC-promoted AIDS awareness campaign in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup in Barbados. Match-fixing rampant in ICL, claims Latif
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif claims that he has been told that a 'a large number' of ICL matches were fixed and feels IPL matches could be fixed too. South Africa fined for slow over-rate
South Africa captain Graeme Smith was docked 20 per cent of his match fee, while his team-mates were fined 10 per cent for maintaining a slow over-rate during their win over New Zealand during their Super Eight match in their Twenty20 World Cup in Barbados. Indian eves go down to NZ in T20 WC opener
Mithali Raj's 36-ball 44 and Diana David's four-wicket haul went in vain as India suffered a 11-run loss against New Zealand in their Group B opener of the Women's World Twenty20 in Basseterre, St Kitts, on Thursday. South Africa cruise past New Zealand
South Africa defeated New Zealand by 13 runs in a Group E Super Eight stage match of the Twenty20 cricket World Cup .
May 06, 2010
Pietersen packs the punch
Kevin Pietersen scored a fine unbeaten 73 to guide England to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Pakistan in their opening Super Eight game in the Twenty20 World Cup on Thursday. BCCI issues Lalit Modi fresh notice
Lalit Modi's troubles compounded on Thursday, with the Board of Control for Cricket in India slapping another showcause notice on the suspended IPL Commissioner for activities 'detrimental to Indian cricket, English cricket and World cricket at large'. India meet Bangladesh first in Asia Cup
India begin their Asia Cup campaign with a match against Bangladesh on June 16 in Dambulla. Defending champions Sri Lanka, hosts to the 10th edition of the tournament, take on Pakistan in the opening match on June 15. World T20: England ease past Pakistan
England hardly strained a sinew as Kevin Pietersen's sizzling unbeaten 73 powered them to a clinical six-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan in a Group E Super Stage match of the Twenty20 cricket World Cup at Bridgetown, Barbados, on Thursday. Umesh Yadav to replace injured Praveen Kumar
Unheralded Vidarbha pacer Umesh Yadav will fly to the West Indies on Friday to replace Praveen Kumar, who was ruled out of the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup due to a side strain. ICC used me as a scapegoat, says Marlon Samuels
As he gears up to return from a two-year ban for giving team information to a bookie, West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels feels he was made a 'scapegoat' by the International Cricket Council. He says the matter was handled "unfairly" and the ICC was merely looking to make an example out of him. Dottin becomes first female T20 centurion
West Indian Deandra Dottin became the first woman cricketer to hit a Twenty20 International century, also the fastest ever in this format, when she blasted a 40-ball unbeaten 112 against South Africa in the World Cup. South Africa can win 2011 World Cup: Hudson
The South African team has the talent and ability to win the 50-over cricket World Cup to be held in the Indian subcontinent next year, feels Andrew Hudson, the newly-appointed convenor of selectors. Selection dilemma for Team India against Australia
India are faced with a selection dilemma on whether to strengthen their pace attack or rely on part time spinners when they brace up for the crucial Super Eights match against Australia in the Twenty20 World Cup in Bridgetown. We can handle Indian spinners: Clarke
On the eve of their crucial Super Eights match, Australian skipper Michael Clarke is not unduly worried by the presence of quality spinners in the Indian ranks, saying his batsmen are equipped to negotiate them. Pacey Morkel just too good for Afghans
Morne Morkel on Wednesday showed what he can do if gets a little bit of purchase from the wicket. Though the pitches so far have been spinner friendly, the Bridgetown, Barbados pitch offered assistance to fast bowlers. Proud Afghans ask for chance to shine again
Afghanistan bowed out of their first major cricket tournament on Wednesday, then urged the game's top nations to give them a chance to gain greater experience and exposure. WADA expects ICC to apply "whereabouts" clause
The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) is awaiting the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apply the controversial "whereabouts" clause, which has been opposed by the BCCI, in its Anti-Doping Code. Hussey, Nannes hoist Australia
Michael Hussey and Dirk Nannes were the top performers as Australia beat Bangladesh by 27 runs to storm into the Super Eights of the Twenty20 World Cup on Wednesday. South Africa sail into Super 8s
South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 59 runs in their Twenty20 World Cup group C match on Wednesday. Mike Hussey, Nannes steer Aussies to Super 8s
Australia produced a clinical performance to beat Bangladesh by 27 runs and qualify for the Super Eight stage of the Twenty20 World Cup, in Bridgetown, on Wednesday. They rode on Michael Hussey's unbeaten 47 and Dirk Nannes's four-wicket haul to finish their group campaign on an unbeaten note, having defeated title-holders Pakistan by 34 runs in their opening match.
May 05, 2010
Gambhir looking to regain form of 2007
India vice-captain Gautam Gambhir made himself available for the team's first Super Eight stage match in the Twenty20 World Cup on Friday, saying he is eager to contribute with the bat. Bombay HC impleads Centre in PIL on IPL
Raising questions over "conflict of interest" if a minister is a member of a cricket body, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed impleading the Union Government in a PIL seeking levy of entertainment tax on Indian Premier League matches and allowed making Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar a party to the case. NZ Cricket to get millions from IPL franchises
New Zealand cricket will get a million dollars if Central Districts' three Indian Premier League players are wanted by their franchises for Champions League in South Africa. Australia mulls India's 'Test' request
Keen to give India enough opportunities to maintain their number one Test ranking, BCCI has requested Cricket Australia to replace a seven-match One-day series with two Tests and three ODIs. 'Poor fielding, batting cost us match against Oz'
Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi has held the team's poor fielding and batting display responsible for the massive 34-run defeat against Australia in the ICC World T20 Championship and rued that certain plans did not work to perfection. Stats highlights: England vs Ireland, World T20
# England's total of 120-8 is their second lowest in Twenty20 internationals, after 111 all out against South Africa at Nottingham on June 11, 2009. Team India faces tough challenge in Super Eights
India will have to battle it out with three World Champions to seal one of the two semi-final slots from their cluster when the Super Eights stage begins at the Kensington Oval on Thursday. Stats highlights: NZ vs Zim, World T20
# Andy Blignaut was making his T20 debut. He became 25th player to represent Zimbabwe in this format of the game. ICC chief satisfied with crowd response at T20 WC
Though the crowds have not come in droves to fill up the stands, ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat is content with the response of local fans in embracing the T20 World Cup. England qualify for Super Eights following washout
England entered the Super Eight stage of the Twenty20 World Cup after heavy downpour washed out their crucial Group D match against Ireland in Providence, Guyana on Tuesday. Nathan McCullum spins NZ into Super Eights
Nathan McCullum was the star for New Zealand for the second consecutive time as the off-spinner bowled Kiwis into the Super Eights against Zimbabwe on Tuesday.
May 04, 2010
NZ beat Zimbabwe by seven runs under D/L method
Scott Styris and Nathan McCullum took three wickets each as New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by seven runs under Duckworth/Lewis method in a farcical rain-marred Group B match to qualify for Super Eight stage of the Twenty20 World Cup in Providence on Tuesday. SL barred its cricketers from meeting Dalai Lama
Not to annoy China, Sri Lanka had asked its cricket players not to meet Tibet's exiled spiritual leader Dalai Lama during their visit to India to play in the Indian Premier League. Kings XI Punjab reports loss of Rs 25 cr
The miseries of Kings XI Punjab seem to be unending. After finishing at the bottom of the IPL-III tally, the team owned by actress Preity Zinta and others has informed the government that it suffered a loss of Rs 25 crore in the very first year (2008-09) of formation of the consortium KPH Dreams Cricket Private Ltd. Flanagan to head ICC Anti-Corruption Unit
Sir Ronnie Flanagan, one of the United Kingdom's most senior former policemen, has been appointed as the new chairman of the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), in succession to Lord Condon who is retiring from the role at the end of June 2010. Modi likely to reply to IPL chargesheet next week
Suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi is likely to give next week his reply on charges levelled against him by the governing council. Modi is in the process of formulating responses to various issues, including his relationship with Rajasthan Royals part owner Chellaram, raised by the IPL governing council on Monday last, sources said. 'Raina is best young batsman in the world'
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram rated Suresh Raina as the best young batsman in the world even though he feels the Indian has some way to go before he can be compared to Sourav Ganguly. Raina became only the third batsman in the short history of Twenty20 Internationals to score a hundred when his blazing 60-ball 101 set up India's win over South Africa, on Sunday. SA guarded against unknown Afghans
It will be David vs Goliath when title favourites South Africa take on spirited new entrants Afghanistan in their second and final Group C match for a Super Eight berth in the Twenty20 World Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados on Wednesday. The Duckworth/Lewis Dilemma
England's defeat to the West Indies in the T20 World Cup on Monday raises some questions about the rain rule. Srinivas Bhogle examines them, and comes up with some suggestions. Formidable Aussies not taking Bangladesh lightly
Determined to clinch the only trophy missing from their cupboard, formidable Australia face potential giant-killers Bangladesh in their second and final Group A match for a place in the Super Eight stage of the Twenty20 World Cup in Barbados on Wednesday. Stats highlights: SL vs Zim, World T20
# Thissara Perera and Suraj Randiv were making their T20 debut. They became the 35th and 36th players respectively, to represent Sri Lanka in this format of the game. Stats highlights: WI vs Eng, World T20
# Michael Lumb and Craig Kieswetter were making their T20 debut. A total of 50 players have now represented England in T20s. Collingwood calls for revision of D-L system
Angry and frustrated after the Duckworth-Lewis system cost them a win over West Indies in the Twenty20 World Cup in Guyana on Monday, England captain Paul Collingwood has demanded that rain rules be revised for the shortest format of the game. Sammy on song again
Darren Sammy continued his good run in the World T20. He was instrumental in the West Indies' eight wickets win over England on Monday. Sammy, who was key to the West Indies' win against Sri Lanka couple of days ago, was the pick of the hosts' bowlers, picking two for 22 in four overs. Windies grab win over England in shortened game
Hosts West Indies moved into the Super Eight stage of the Twenty20 World Cup after a rain delay helped them clinch victory over England in Group D on Monday. Jayawardene shines for Sri Lanka yet again
Mahela Jayawardene became the fourth man to score a century in a Twenty20 international, his score of exactly 100 helping Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe in a rain-affected game on Monday.
May 03, 2010
Jayawardene century guides Lanka to win
Mahela Jayawardene struck a scintillating century as Sri Lanka thumped Zimbabwe by 14 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-marred Group B match to brighten their Super Eight stage prospects in the Twenty20 World Cup in Providence, Guyana, on Monday. Groin injury forces Muralitharan out of T20 WC
Sri Lanka's campaign in the Twenty20 World Cup on Monday suffered a blow with off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan being ruled out of the entire tournament due to a groin strain. I had signed contract with KKR last August: Razzaq
The exclusion of Pakistani cricketers from this year's Indian Premier League tournament was a premeditated plan, according to all rounder Abdul Razzaq. BCCI to announce squad for Zim tour on May 9
The Indian squad for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe will be picked by the national selection panel in Chennai on May 9, BCCI sources said on Monday. We've improved over the last 12 months: Clarke
World champions in Tests and One-dayers but considered duds in Twenty20, Australian skipper Michael Clarke says his side's win over Pakistan in the World Cup has shown how much it has improved in the game's shortest format in the past one year. Stats highlights: India vs South Africa, World T20
Piyush Chawla was making his Twenty20 International debut. He became 28th player to represent India in this format of the game. Interestingly as many as 10 players have made their debut during the World Cups - 7 in 2007-08, one in 2009 and two in 2009-10. Murali Vijay is the other Indian to have made his debut during the ongoing World Cup. Watson proves his worth yet again
Shane Watson is one of Australia's most consistent players for quite sometime now. On Sunday he again proved his worth, blasting a 49-ball 81, which helped Australia beat Pakistan by 34 runs. Humility of seniors inspires Raina
After scoring a match-winning 60-ball 101, Suresh Raina on Sunday credited his growth as a reliable batsman to a disciplined regime and inspiring atmosphere in the dressing room. Clinical Australia beat Pakistan by 34 runs
Shrugging off their shock defeat to Zimbabwe in a warm-up game, Australia began their Twenty20 World Cup campaign in style, thrashing the defending champions Pakistan by 34 runs in a group C match at St. Lucia on Sunday.
May 02, 2010
Raina rules over Proteas
Suresh Raina became the first Indian batsman to crack a Twenty20 international century, helping his team register a 14-run victory over South Africa and progress to the Super Eights at the ICC World Twenty20. Butt inspires Pakistan to victory
Salman Butt ensured that the defending champions started their campaign on a winning note against Bangladesh, scoring a breezy 73 off 46-balls. Raina's century sets up India's victory
Suresh Raina hit his maiden century in Twenty20 Internationals to guide India to a comfortable 14-run victory over South Africa in the ICC World Twenty20 in St Lucia, on Sunday. Raina played a splendid innings of 101 from 60 balls to guide India to a mammoth 186 for five in their 20 overs. In reply, South Africa struggled against the Indian spinners to finish with 172 for five. BCCI members agree on charges against Modi
Lalit Modi's alleged financial irregularities dominated the discussion in the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Working Committee meeting on Sunday, during which the members "agreed" with the charges levelled against the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner. We need to play our best from here: Dhoni
Having qualified for the second round of the event after the convincing win over Afghanistan in their opening Twenty20 cricket World Cup match, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side will have to dig out their best from here on to have a go at the title. I'm getting stronger on the wrist: Yuvraj
Having rediscovered his touch during India's seven-wicket win over Afghanistan, left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh said he is getting stronger on the wrist and is ready for action in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup. Pakistan survive late Bangladesh fightback
Pakistan survived a late onslaught from Bangladesh to win their opening Twenty20 World Cup Group A match by 21 runs on Saturday in an encouraging start to their title defence.
May 01, 2010
Nehra back with a bang
Ashish Nehra set India, the champions of the inaugural edition of the World T20 in 2007, on course for a comprehensive seven-wicket win over debutants Afghanistan in their opener at Gros Islet (St Lucia) on Saturday. Aussies wary of unpredictable Pakistan
Pakistan are missing some key players in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup but Australian captain Michael Clarke on Saturday said it would not make his team's job any easier when they take on the defending champions in a Group A match in St Lucia on Sunday. Warne proposes new plans for next IPL season
Rajasthan Royals' skipper Shane Warne has created a road map for IPL based on 'total transparency' which envisages a mid-event player transfer window and three 'super rounds' for fielding an extra foreign player during the tournament. Lalit Modi is a spoilt brat and a bugger: Bedi
Former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, calling him a 'spoilt brat' and a 'bugger', who has damaged the reputation of the game beyond recovery by commercialising it. World T20: India ease past Afghanistan
India scored a comprehensive seven-wicket win against debutants Afghanistan in their opening ICC World T20 match at Gros Islet (St Lucia) on Saturday. Super Sammy shows the way for Windies
While all eyes were on big-hitter Kieron Pollard to set the stadium ablaze, it was Darren Sammy who led the way for the West Indies in their opening match of the T20 World Cup against Ireland on Friday. Sammy couldn't put a foot wrong as the hosts romped to a 70-run victory to kick-start their campaign in grand style. Nathan McCullum steals the show
Nathan McCullum came up with an all-round performance to guide New Zealand to a thrilling two-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the Twenty20 World Cup in Guyana on Friday. Ireland crumble against Windies pace
Ireland crumbled to 68 all out, falling to a 70-run defeat to West Indies on the opening day of the Twenty 20 World Cup on Friday. Darren Sammy was the match-winning all-rounder for the hosts, making a top score of 30 with the bat, taking three wickets and snaffling four catches. Kiwis pull off nail-biting win against Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawardene (81) notched up his career-best score of the format to steer Sri Lanka to a modest 135 for six against New Zealand in the inaugural match of the Twenty20 cricket World Cup in Guyana on Friday.
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