Cricket News

May 31, 2011
BCCI awards: Sachin named player of the year
Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and former all-rounder Salim Durrani bagged top honours, while the World Cup winning Indian team, led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was felicitated by the Cricket Board at its annual awards function in Mumbai on Tuesday. Afridi lashes out at selector Illyas
An agitated Shahid Afridi, who stunningly quit international cricket to protest his sacking as Pakistan's ODI captain, has accused selection committee member Mohammad Illyas of orchestrating a campaign against him. Pakistan win Ireland ODIs 2-0
Pakistan completed a 2-0 triumph in the one-day international series against Ireland in Belfast, winning the second match by five wickets. Pakistan, chasing 239, won with eight balls to spare thanks mainly to half-centuries from Younis Khan (64) and Umar Akmal (60 not out). Jonathan Trott is England's rock, says Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss paid tribute to batsman Jonathan Trott whose patient double century set up a dramatic victory over Sri Lanka in the first test on Monday. Chennai Super Kings treading the Man Utd path?
After defending their Indian Premier League crown Chennai Super Kings is being compared with one of the best teams in modern sport. Bikash Mohapatra analyses the analogy. Where is the young talent in the IPL?
The structure of the playing 11 in IPL doesn't allow the so called 'nurturing of local talent', says Raja Baradwaj. 'Humiliated' Shahid Afridi announces retirement
Pakistan's recently axed one-day captain Shahid Afridi has announced his 'conditional' retirement from international games, as a protest against the 'humiliation' meted out to him by the Pakistani Cricket Board, NDTV reported on Tuesday.
May 30, 2011
England record dramatic win over SL in first Test
England snatched a dramatic win over Sri Lanka in the rain-interrupted first Test on Monday after dismissing the visitors for 82 in their second innings on the final day. SL set up panel to probe Tharanga dope case
A day after a doping scandal rocked Sri Lankan cricket, the country's sports ministry on Monday confirmed that the ICC informed opening batsman Upul Tharanga about flunking a random dope test conducted during the recent World Cup. A sports ministry spokesman said minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has set up a three-member panel to inquire into the case. Warne to be bronzed in statue outside MCG
Spin great Shane Warne will soon have himself immortalized in a bronze statue outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground, joining 10 other Australian sports stars. Brett Lee all set to launch career in music
Cricketer Brett Lee, who does the back-up vocals and plays bass for the band 'White Shoe Theory', is all set to launch music career in Australia. Gayle left out of T20, first two ODIs vs India
At odds with the West Indies Cricket Board, explosive batsman Chris Gayle was on Monday left out of the squads announced for the lone Twenty20 and the first two one-dayers against India starting June 4. 'Cricketers have right to choose country or club'
Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has joined the club versus country debate in the wake of Gautam Gambhir injury controversy, saying that the cricketers have the right to choose whether to play for the national team or for cash-rich IPL.
May 29, 2011
Trott, Bell guide England past Lankan total
Riding on Jonathan Trott's double hundred (203) and Ian Bell's 98 (not out), England reached 491 for five in reply to Sri Lanka's 400 all out at stumps on Day 4 of the first Test on Sunday. 'Tharanga tested positive for drugs during WC'
Sri Lanka opening batsman Upul Tharanga tested positive for an banned substance at this year's World Cup, an International Cricket Council (ICC) source told Reuters on Sunday. Gayle complains of not getting enough love in WI
Overwhelmed by the adulation of the fans during the IPL, West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Saturday said the love and respect he has got during the Twenty20 event here eludes him back home. We saved our best for last: Dhoni
Call him whatever you want to, but fact remains that whatever Mahendra Singh Dhoni touches turns to gold. No competition between Hussey and me: Vijay
Murali Vijay (95) and Michael Hussey (63) put together 159 runs, in just 89 balls, for the first wicket to virtually make the IPL final against Royal Challengers Bangalore a no-contest. Centurions Cook and Trott frustrate Sri Lanka
Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott shared a double century partnership to frustrate Sri Lanka on another rain-affected day in the first Test as England reached 287 for two on Saturday.
May 28, 2011
Chennai thrash Bangalore to retain IPL title
Chennai Super Kings retained the Indian Premier League title after crushing Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs in a thoroughly one-sided final in Chennai on Saturday. Injured Anderson in doubt for Lord's Test
England fast bowler James Anderson will not bowl again in the first Test against Sri Lanka after a scan revealed a minor side strain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Saturday. Efforts in domestic cricket have paid off: Mukund
Set for his big break at the international stage after being selected for India's Test series against the West Indies next month, Tamil Nadu batsman Abhinav Mukund says his temperament will be his biggest strength during the tour. Hooper believes Windies cricket can bounce back
Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper says he can foresee the long struggling team bouncing back soon in world cricket as the young talent is surprisingly impressive. Our middle order has been inconsistent: Sachin
Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said Chris Gayle's blitzkrieg in the first five overs coupled with his team's inconsistent batting cost them the match on Friday. Can Gayle help RCB dethrone Super Kings?
Royal Challengers Bangalore will field the same side that beat Mumbai Indians in the play-off when they taken on Chennai Super Kings in Saturday's IPL final.
May 27, 2011
Bangalore thrash Mumbai, face Chennai in IPL final
Royal Challengers Bangalore scored a comprehensive 43-run win over Mumbai Indians in the second play-off at the M A Chidambaram stadium on Friday to book a berth in the final of the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League. Jayawardene century puts Sri Lanka in control
Prasanna Jayawarde's patient century lifted Sri Lanka to 400 all out and England lost their captain Andrew Strauss to end the second day of the first Test on 47 for one on Friday. Cricket has lost a true character in Jenner: Warne
Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne says the cricket world has lost a 'true character and champion' in his mentor Terry Jenner, who suffered a massive heart attack in April, passed away on Wednesday in Adelaide. IPL: Chennai look to maintain undefeated home run
With a captain who has redefined leadership with his calm and calculated approach, Chennai Super Kings are living up to their name, quite literally, with an undefeated home run in the Indian Premier League. And, it would take quite an effort to breach their fortress in the grand finale on Saturday. Windies ODIs: Raina to lead; Yuvraj, Gambhir out
Suresh Raina will India in the ODI series against the West Indies next month after both Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh were ruled out on account of injury. In club vs country, it's player's call: IPL CEO
As the club vs country debate heats up in the wake of Gautam Gambhir's injury controversy, IPL CEO Sundar Raman on Friday said no player is forced to make a choice between the two. Yuvraj Singh to miss ODI series against WI
After stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir became a doubtful starter for India's upcoming tour of the West Indies with a shoulder niggle, it is learnt that Yuvraj Singh will miss out on the one-day series in the Caribbean. 'Sixer' Salim Durrani to get Lifetime award
Salim Durrani, the charismatic all-rounder who served Indian cricket with distinction in the 1960s and 70s, will receive the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Col. C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award. Parnell goes shirtless in PETA's anti-circus ad
South African cricketer Wayne Parnell is all set to go shirtless in the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) new anti-circus ad in Mumbai.
May 26, 2011
Mukund likely to make cut in Test team for WI tour
The Indian selectors may induct young Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund in case Gautam Gambhir is ruled out for the Test series against West Indies as they meet in Chennai on Friday to select the touring squad. Sangakkara wicket gives England late boost
England claimed two late wickets to reduce Sri Lanka to 133 for two at the close of a rain-shortened first day in the first test on Thursday. Mumbai eye encore of 2010 final with win over RCB
Their campaign back on track with consecutive victories over Kolkata Knight Riders, a charged up Mumbai Indians would be eying an encore of last year's final with win over Royals Challengers Bangalore in the second qualifier of the IPL in Chennai on Thursday. SC quashes land allotment to Sourav Ganguly
In a setback to former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly, the Supreme court on Thursday quashed the land allotment to him by the West Bengal Government in 2000. 'Team India needs to prove its Test status'
India achieved the numero uno Test status primarily by virtue of their triumphs at home but the forthcoming away series against England will be the real test for the visitors, said legendary cricketer Ian Botham. 'The passion for cricket is amazing in India'
Unlike his compatriot Jacob Oram, who said he could not connect with the IPL, Kiwi batsman James Franklin said he was enjoying being part of the Indian Premier League. 'Team India has a fantastic bench strength'
The Chairman of selectors for Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Krishnamachari Srikkanth, has said he is confident of the Indian cricket team winning the upcoming series against the West Indies. Gautam Gambhir doubtful for India's tour of WI
With several senior players being rested for the West Indies tour, Team India could now be sweating over stand-in skipper Gautam Gambhir's fitness. We lost the game in first six overs: Gambhir
Losing four wickets for not too many inside six overs was the reason why Kolkata Knight Riders were knocked out of the Indian Premier league, feels skipper Gautam Gambhir. Gambhir sweating over MRI report for hurt shoulder
Gautam Gambhir, named captain of the national team for the West Indies tour, is still not sure how bad his shoulder injury is as he still awaiting the result of MRI scan, done to measure the extent of damage. 'I have only achieved half of what I want to'
England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has recovered from a double hernia operation that ended his World Cup prematurely, has vowed not to stop playing cricket until he has established himself as "a great of the game".
May 25, 2011
Mumbai knock KKR out of IPL
Mumbai Indians inched closer to their second successive title clash, as they knocked Kolkata Knight Riders out of the Indian Premier League by handing them a four-wicket defeat in a thrilling Eliminator match at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Dharmasena, Kettleborough in Elite Umpires Panel
Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough of England have been promoted to the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires for the year 2011-2012 following an annual review. Warne mentor Terry Jenner dies aged 66
Former Australia Test cricketer Terry Jenner, who mentored spin-bowling great Shane Warne, died at the age of 66 on Wednesday. Chennai as a team has the firepower: Dhoni
Despite being precariously placed at one stage of their Indian Premier League play-off match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he had the belief that his team could win the game. 'Dhoni has been doing well as skipper'
After guiding defending champions Chennai Super Kings to their third IPL final in four seasons, Suresh Raina said his aim was to stay till the end and win the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the play-off qualifier. 'We are confident of making it to the final'
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori came down heavily on his bowlers after they let Chennai Super Kings off the hook in the first play-off match of the Indian Premier League. Pakistan beat West Indies to draw series
Pakistan beat West Indies by 196 runs on the fifth day of the second Test on Tuesday to draw their two Test series 1-1. Slow left-armer Abdur Rehman finished with figures of 4-65 as the West Indies, resuming on 130 for five and needing to bat through the day to win the series, were bowled out for 230 before lunch.
May 24, 2011
Raina steers Chennai to IPL final
Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in the first play-off at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday to move into the final of the Indian Premier League. Chasing a tough target (176), the defending champions romped home with two balls to spare. BCCI serves showcause notice to Sanjay Dixit
Upset with his remarks on Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter over the controversial Jaipur pitch, Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday served showcause notice on Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) secretary Sanjay Dixit. Sri Lanka reject Pakistan tour offer
Sri Lanka has turned down an offer to tour Pakistan because of security concerns, the Sri Lankan cricket board said on Tuesday. Mumbai, Kolkata clash in do-or-die eliminator
After dishing out a last-ball thriller in the last league match, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders would square off against each other yet again in Mumbai on Wednesday but the stakes are high now as it will be end of the road for the loser in the Indian Premier League. 'To beat India in India bigger than winning Ashes'
Having won back to back Ashes series, Andrew Strauss, as England captain, should have every right to claim and say that he has reached the peak of international cricket, but no, he wants to beat India in India. Eager to play more cricket for India: Kohli
Amidst demands of a break for Indian cricketers following a long cricket season, which included their ICC World Cup triumph and the ongoing IPL, Virat Kohli today said that he is willing to play as many matches as possible for the country. Pakistan close in on victory against WI
Pakistan captured five wickets late on the fourth day of the second Test on Monday to close in on a victory that would tie their two-Test series.
May 23, 2011
I will make a comeback in 4-5 months: Irfan
Responding to a query on how he would fulfil his fans' expectations, Irfan said he was fully fit and raring to go but rued the fact that there were no domestic matches to be played in the next few months. Umar puts Pakistan in command
Opener Taufeeq Umar scored an unbeaten 97 as Pakistan took command of the second Test against the West Indies on Sunday, ending the third day with a lead of 251 and seven second innings wickets remaining. CSK-RCB showdown opens enticing IPL play-offs
The two most successful teams of the IPL league stage go head to head as defending champions Chennai Super Kings take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in what promises to be an engrossing first playoff match of the event in Mumbai on Tuesday. 'Getting Gayle out early is key to beating RCB'
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has said that Royal Challengers Bangalore was lucky to get Chris Gayle in its side and any team that would be playing against RCB should ensure that the West Indies opener gets out cheaply. 'Shahid Afridi was sacked for his media leaks'
Shahid Afridi was sacked as One-Day International (ODI) skipper because he repeatedly revealed the team's "internal matters" to the media, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials have said. IPL: Jacques Kallis joins elite company
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. 'We have done well in all departments so far'
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said they have positives to take away from their final round-robin game of the IPL what if the home team lost to Mumbai Indians in an unlikely fashion at the Eden Gardens. Mumbai pull off sensational win over KKR
James Franklin struck a blistering 23-ball unbeaten 45 to help Mumbai Indians pull off a sensational five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the final round-robin league match of the Indian Premier League in Kolkata on Sunday. Gayle did the turnaround for us: Vettori
They have secured the top spot in the points table after being placed at the bottom at one stage and the man who turned things around for the team is the in-form Chris Gayle, said Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori.
May 22, 2011
Gayle steers Bangalore past Chennai
Chris Gayle's blazing form in the Indian Premier League continued as he butchered the Chennai Super Kings bowlers to score an unbeaten 75 off 50 balls to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comprehensive eight-wicket win in Bangalore on Sunday. Morgan gets England nod ahead of Bopara
Eoin Morgan was named on Sunday in England's squad for the first Test with Sri Lanka, getting a surprise nod ahead of Ravi Bopara to replace the recently retired Paul Collingwood in the middle order. Tanvir helps Pak wrest initiative from Windies
Tanvir Ahmed scored a maiden 50 and then took a wicket in his first over as Pakistan wrested back the initiative from West Indies on the second day of the second Test on Saturday.
May 21, 2011
Delhi end at bottom after washed out tie
Delhi Daredevils ended the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League at the bottom of the points table as their last league match against Pune Warriors was washed out, forcing them to split points in New Delhi on Saturday. Stats: Mishra registers first hat-trick of IPL-4
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers in Dharamsala on Saturday. My toss decision was wrong: Gilchrist
After being thrashed by 82 runs by Deccan Chargers in their do-or-die IPL match, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist on Saturday said his decision to field first coupled with a sloppy allround performance quashed their hopes of making the play-offs. Dhawan, Mishra dash Punjab's play-off hopes
Leg spinner Amit Mishra recorded the first hat-trick of the season as Deccan Chargers crushed Kings XI Punjab by 82 runs to dash their hopes of making the Indian Premier League play-offs in Dharamsala on Saturday. Clash of the table-toppers as CSK take on RCB
Just a point separating them in the team standings, top-ranked Chennai Super Kings take on second-placed Royal Challengers in Bangalore on Sunday in what promises to be an exciting contest between the two most consistent performers of the IPL this season. Rajasthan Royals outplayed us: Pollard
After succumbing to a humiliating 10-wicket defeat, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard admitted his team was completed outplayed by Rajasthan Royals, but said they can only improve from here. Rampaul puts Windies in early control
West Indies seamer Ravi Rampaul took 3-40 as the home team reduced Pakistan to 180 for six on a rain-disrupted first day of the second Test at Warner Park on Friday.
May 20, 2011
Warne signs off on a high as Rajasthan maul Mumbai
A whirlwind, unbeaten 89 by man-of-the-match Shane Watson ensured Rajasthan Royals a comprehensive 10-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede stadium on Friday. Napier hits 16 sixes to equal world record
Essex all-rounder Graham Napier equalled the record for the number of sixes in a first-class ininngs when he struck 16 in a county match against Surrey on Thursday. Brathwaite replaces opener Smith in Windies squad
The West Indies, who lead Pakistan 1-0 in their two-match series, have replaced opening batsman Devon Smith with teenager Kraigg Brathwaite for the second Test at Warner Park, starting on Friday. Warne still the best spinner in business: Watson
Australian batsman Shane Watson has said that Shane Warne could still dominate batsmen if he wants to, as he is still the best spinner around. Delhi, Pune ready to battle for pride
Bruised and battered after being at the receiving end for a major part of the past 42 days, both Delhi Daredevils and Pune Warriors would look to finish the Indian Premier League on a positive note when they face off in their last match of the season, in New Delhi on Saturday. 'Give credit to our bowlers, not wicket'
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir said it was the quality of his bowling attack rather than any devils in the wicket that reduced Pune Warriors to a meagre 118 in their Indian Premier League tie at the D Y Patil Stadium. Can't win after making 120-odd, says Marsh
Blaming his strong-on-paper batting line up for punching below its weight, Pune Warriors coach Geoff Marsh said no team can expect to win a match without putting enough runs on the board.
May 19, 2011
Gambhir keeps KKR's play-offs hopes alive
Kolkata Knight Riders kept their hopes of qualifying for the IPL play-offs on alive with a comfortable seven-wicket victory over out-of-reckoning Pune Warriors at the D Y Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday night. Gayle fury hits the street
Star batsman Chris Gayle courted controversy on Thursday when he allegedly pushed a reporter of a regional television channel as the latter tried to film him while he was shopping. The former West Indies captain also tried to snatch the camera and microphone from the channel crew. Sachin best I've played against: Warne
Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne, who will play his last Indian Premier League match against the Mumbai Indians on Friday, said it is only appropriate to end his IPL stint as a player against Tendulkar. Afridi stripped of ODI team captaincy
The Pakistan Cricket Board has stripped Shahid Afridi as captain of the one-day internationals team for the forthcoming series against Ireland. Chairman of the board Ijaz Butt told a media conference in Islamabad that senior batsman Misbah-ul-Haq would lead the team in the two one-day matches against Ireland on May 28 and 30. Revenge, play-off berth on Mumbai Indians' mind
Still not assured of a place in the next stage of the ongoing IPL, Mumbai Indians will b hoping to book their berth in the play-offs with a win over out-of-contention Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede on Friday. Batting, injuries have let us down: Geoff Marsh
Inconsistent batting and loss of key players through injuries have cost IPL debutants Pune Warriors a place in the play-offs, said team coach Geoff Marsh. Not worried by Punjab's rise: Whatmore
A resurgent Kings XI Punjab is closing the gap with them in the points table but Kolkata Knight Riders coach Dav Whatmore is not unduly worried about the gradual rise of the Adam Gilchrist-led side. Shah Rukh hopeful of KKR qualifying for play-offs
Bollywood superstar and principal owner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Shah Rukh Khan is hopeful of his team making it to the play-offs of the ongoing IPL. We are proud of our record at home, says Dhoni
After winning their seventh consecutive match at the Chepauk, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni stated that this is a record that the team is "proud of." 'I always work hard, being rusty is out question'
His selection in the Indian team may have raised quite a few eyebrows but Wriddhiman Saha is hardly bothered by what sceptics think about him. 'Will try to give my best in West Indies'
Parthiv Patel doesn't want to put himself under unnecessary pressure that he will be keeping in place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opening with Gautam Gambhir in place of Virender Sehwag. Chennai maintain perfect home record
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
May 18, 2011
Chennai back on top after 11-run win over Kochi
Chennai Super Kings' incredible run at home continued as the defending champions defeated Kochi Tuskers Kerala by 11 runs in their penultimate encounter of the Indian Premier League at the Chepauk on Wednesday. Fine on Warne totally uncalled for: Modi
Former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi on Wednesday termed the Board of Control for Cricket in India "money minded" and said the board's decision to impose a fine of $50,000 on Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne was uncalled for. MI physio gets suspended penalty for misconduct
Mumbai Indians physio Patrick Farhat was handed a suspended fine of $10,000 by the Indian Premier League disciplinary committee for offence of misconduct during an earlier match of the on going T20 extravaganza. Warne fined $50,000, escapes ban for IPL bust-up
Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne on Wednesday escaped a ban but was fined $50,000 for his public spat with RCA secretary Sanjay Dixit, thus clearing the decks for the Australian spin legend's swansong IPL appearance on Friday. 'Compliment from Tendulkar my biggest achievement'
One of the front-runners to win the Orange Cap this IPL season, Kings XI Punjab's opener Paul Valthaty said getting a compliment from his idol Sachin Tendulkar was the biggest achievement for him. Pune Warriors look to spoil Knight Riders party
Already out of the IPL play-off race having suffered eight defeats in 12 games, Pune Warriors would be looking to restore some pride and play party poopers when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the DY Patil stadium on Thursday. Posthumous honour for Hansie Cronje
Nearly a decade after his death, former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje will be one of the recipients for posthumous honours. 'Reduce number of matches to enhance value of ODI'
Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has said there are just too many limited-over matches being played. CSA tight lipped on Kirsten becoming coach
Cricket South Africa (CSA) is tight lipped about the speculation that former India coach Gary Kirsten has emerged as the frontrunner for the position of new Proteas coach. 'Kochi Tuskers' aim is to finish on a high'
With absolutely no chance of qualifying for the play-offs, the stand-in captain of Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Parthiv Patel, wants to finish the IPL campaign on a high beating defending champions Chennai Super Kings in their own den. Sangakkara to deliver Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's
Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara will deliver the 11th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's on July 4. 'Defeat to Punjab was a good reality check'
After Royal Challengers Bangalore slumped to second-largest defeat in IPL against Kings XI Punjab that ended their seven-match wining streak, skipper Virat Kohli said that the jolt has come just at the right time. 'Dhoni as a captain is a great example'
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming is wary about the fact that law of averages might just catch up with the defending champions, who have been in good form having won eight out of their 12 IPL matches so far.
May 17, 2011
Gilchrist's 106 keeps Punjab in play-offs race
Skipper Adam Gilchrist smashed a blistering 106 and shared a record partnership with Shaun Marsh (79) to steer Kings XI Punjab to a 111-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match at the HPCA stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday. Raza claims innocence in betting sting
Former Pakistan off-spinner Akram Raza has protested his innocence after being arrested during a raid on a bookmakers den. Viru hopeful of recovering for England series
Virender Sehwag, who underwent successful surgery on his shoulder in London last week, is expected to be fit before the important tour of England, according to the star player's childhood coach A N Sharma. Chennai aim for perfect home run
Out of reckoning for the playoffs, IPL debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala would aim to sign off on a positive note but that looks easier said than done as they take on the unbeaten-at-home defending champions Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match at Chepauk on Wednesday. 'End India's domination to set ICC right'
Ending India's "domination" of the ICC and dismissing the "nonsense" idea of having a window for the IPL would top Tony Greig's agenda if the former England captain is given charge of cricket's world governing body. 'Never used the phrase 'licking Warne's feet''
Faced with legal action for his derogatory comments against the RCA, former Australian cricketer Dean Jones defended his statement, saying that he never used any word that was deemed to be defamatory. Vettori may need surgery to fix knee injury
Former New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori might need to go in for surgery to fix his injured right knee. Yuvraj holds batsmen responsible
Knocked out of the play-off race after suffering a six-wicket defeat against Deccan Chargers on Monday, Pune Warriors India captain Yuvraj Singh said they will now have to play for pride in their remaining two games of the ongoing IPL. 'Amit Mishra, Rahul Sharma can play in same team'
Deccan Chargers coach Darren Lehmann is of the opinion that Amit Mishra and Rahul Sharma are different types of leg spinners and can compliment each other well in the same team. 'Pune Warriors need to play for pride now'
Losing three quick wickets in seven balls and all at the same score of 45 was the turning point of the match, said Pune Warriors batsman Robin Uthappa after his team went down by six wickets to Deccan Chargers in an IPL tie in Navi Mumbai.
May 16, 2011
Deccan end Pune's play-off hopes
Deccan Chargers ended Pune Warriors' slim hopes of qualifying for the play-offs with a comfortable six-wicket victory in an Indian Premier League match in Navi Mumbai on Monday. 12 Indians for Sri Lankan Premier League
As many as 12 Indian cricketers, including the likes of Munaf Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin, are expected to feature in the first edition of the Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL) scheduled to commence from July 19. Rampaging Bangalore face off against Punjab
Chris Gayle's explosive batting would once again make the decisive difference when his in-form team Royal Challengers Bangalore takes on an equally upbeat Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match in Dharamsala on Tuesday. 'Ishant, Mishra deserve to be in India ODI squad'
Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra, who made a comeback in the India ODI squad for the West Indies tour, have impressed their IPL side Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara who said the Delhi duo deserved to be back in the national side. 'Afridi should lead Pak team only in T20'
Former Pakistan cricketer, Sarfaraz Nawaz has said that the cricketer, Shahid Afridi should only lead the country's Twenty 20 squad. RCA to file criminal complaint against Shane Warne
Rajasthan Cricket Association has decided to lodge a criminal complaint against Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne at a local court for allegedly abusing its secretary Sanjay Dixit after an IPL match in Jaipur, ignoring the apology from the legendary Australian. 'Kochi Tuskers have to be more consistent'
Kochi Tuskers Kerala skipper Mahela Jayawardene emphasised on the importance of achieving consistency, after his side's eight-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League match. Pune Warriors aim to finish on a high
Despite being virtually out of a place in the IPL-4 playoffs, Pune Warriors are taking their remaining three matches very seriously and aim to finish on a high, said leg-spinner Rahul Sharma.
May 15, 2011
Skipper Sammy leads Windies to win
Captain Darren Sammy led his team to their first Test win in more than two years on Sunday, taking five wickets as West Indies beat Pakistan by 40 runs after lunch on the fourth day. Kochi thrash Rajasthan by eight wickets
Brad Hodge led the way with four wickets as Kochi Tuskers Kerala thrashed Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets to keep their hopes of earning a play-offs berth alive in the Indian Premier League, in Indore on Sunday. Gilchrist praises team for outclassing Delhi
A 29-run victory over Delhi Daredevils kept Kings XI Punjab afloat in the Indian Premier League and skipper Adam Gilchrist attributed the win to their all-round clinical display. Clinical Punjab beat Delhi by 29 runs
Kings XI Punjab produced a clinical all-round performance to score a comprehensive 29-run win over bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils to keep their play-off hopes alive in the Indian Premier League in Dharamsala. Chargers get boost ahead of battle against Pune
Buoyed by the upset victory over high-flying Mumbai Indians, a pumped up Deccan Chargers would play for pride when they clash with Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League battle between low-ranked outfits at the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Monday. Wankhede wicket could have been better: Tendulkar
Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar did not hide his disappointment over the Wankhede Stadium strip that offered big turn to the spinners in Saturday's match against Deccan Chargers. I don't think I'm only a Test bowler: Amit Mishra
Leg spinner Amit Mishra, who has been selected in the Indian ODI and T20 team for the upcoming tour of the West Indies considers himself good enough for all formats of the game. Former Pak spinner held in betting sting
Former Pakistan Test off-spinner and current umpire Akram Raza has been arrested after police conducted a raid to bust a gang of bookmakers taking illegal bets on the ongoing Indian Premier League matches. Windies set Pak 219 for victory on spinning track
Pakistan recovered from losing three early wickets to reach 80 for three at the close on a remarkable third day of the first test against West Indies on Saturday leaving them 139 runs short of victory. Deccan Chargers shock Mumbai Indians by 10 runs
Languishing at the bottom of the table, Deccan Chargers on Saturday turned party poopers shocking title contenders Mumbai Indians by 10 runs in an Indian Premier League match in Mumbai on Saturday.
May 14, 2011
Gayle blitzkrieg helps Bangalore beat Kolkata
Chris Gayle plundered 38 runs in a 12-ball blitzkrieg as Royal Challengers Bangalore scored an emphatic four–wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders under Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-truncated match to seal a play-offs berth in Indian Premier League. Warne caught smoking inside airport premises
Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne was caught on camera puffing a cigarette inside the Airport premises. Warne tenders apology for insulting RCA secretary
Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne has apologised for publicly insulting state Cricket Association (RCA) secretary Sanjay Dixit after an Indian Premier League match here following an internal disciplinary inquiry by the franchise. Tendulkar to get Polly Umrigar Trophy
Iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar is all set to add another trophy to his already crowded cupboard with the BCCI deciding to bestow the 'Polly Umrigar Award for India's best cricketer of 2009-10' on the veteran player. Bruised Rajasthan desperate to turn things around
Still in with an outside chance of making it to the play-offs, a bruised Rajasthan Royals will be eyeing nothing less than a victory when they take on an inconsistent Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their crucial IPL match in Indore on Sunday. Jayawardene laments Kochi's inconsistency
All but knocked out of the Indian Premier League after the six-wicket loss to Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala's dejected captain Mahela Jayawardene conceded that his debutant side lacked consistency in the tournament. Pakistan slump against debutant Bishoo's spin
Leg spinner Devendra Bishoo claimed four wickets on his debut to help West Indies skittle Pakistan for 160 on the second day of the first Test on Friday. Karthik steers Punjab to six-wicket win
Dinesh Karthik smashed a quickfire 69 as Kings XI Punjab overcame initial and middle over stutter to thump Kochi Tuskers Kerala by six wickets and keep themselves in contention for a play-off berth in the Indian Premier League in Indore on Friday.
May 13, 2011
Ready for national duty if called: Jerome Taylor
Embattled West Indian fast bowler Jerome Taylor, who was recently engaged in a war of words with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) over fitness, says he is ready for national duty if his services are required. Mumbai start favourite in clash against Chargers
Mumbai Indians would look to excel in home conditions and confirm a play-offs berth by getting the better of bottom-placed Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier League clash in Mumbai on Saturday. WI ODIs: Gambhir to lead; Sachin, Dhoni rested
Gautam Gambhir will lead India in the ODI and T20 series on the upcoming tour of the West Indies after regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni asked to be rested. Suresh Raina will be Gambhir's deputy. Sri Lanka to launch own version of IPL on July 19
Several foreign players, including Pakistan's one-day captain Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard of West Indies and South African Herschelle Gibbs, have already been signed up for the tournament. Aussie pacer Johnson secretly marries girlfriend
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson married his girl friend Jessica Bratich last week in a secret ceremony but did not invite his mother on the occasion, media reports said in Melbourne on Thursday. Dhoni batted us out of the contest: Hopes
Newly appointed Delhi Daredevils captain James Hopes admitted that it was his opposite number Mahendra Singh Dhoni who batted them out of the contest. Pakistan spinners rip through West Indies
Saeed Ajmal captured four wickets on Thursday as Pakistan's spinners combined to reduce West Indies to 209 for nine at the close of the opening day of the first Test. Extremely proud of Gayle's performance: Bravo
All-rounder Dwayne Bravo is hoping that the showing of Chris Gayle and Co in IPL-4 will make the selectors back home realise what they are missing.
May 12, 2011
Dhoni, Badri steer Chennai to easy win over Delhi
Mahendra Singh Dhoni sent the bowlers on a leather hunt as Chennai Super Kings kept their unbeaten record at the Chepauk intact with a comfortable 18-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in a 12th round IPL encounter on Thursday. BCCI to oppose recommendation on DRS
A staunch critic of the Decision Review System, the Board of Control for Cricket in India says it will oppose the ICC Cricket Committee's recommendation for the controversial innovation's introduction in all Test matches when the matter comes up before the governing body's executive board next month. RCA files complaint against Warne for abuse
Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne has landed in trouble as the state's Cricket Association (RCA) has lodged a complaint against him with the BCCI and the IPL for publicly abusing its secretary Sanjay Dixit for not acceding to his request of a suitable pitch. WI tour selection: Youngsters to benefit
Tamil Nadu batsman S Badrinath and paceman Praveen Kumar are expected to get call-ups as the national selectors meet in Chennai on Friday to pick India's ODI squad for tour of West Indies amid indications that a few seniors would be rested. Kochi, Kings XI lock horns in IPL survival battle
On a high after upstaging table-toppers Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab would seek to keep their slim hopes of making the IPL play-offs alive when they take on an equally desperate and unpredictable Kochi Tuskers Kerala in Indore on Friday. Associates rejoice as ICC recommends WC qualifiers
The ICC Cricket Committee's recommendation to have qualifiers for the 2015 cricket World Cup has given fresh hope to the associate nations, who were fuming over the governing body's earlier decision to scale the event down to just 10 teams. Shane Watson shows interest in Rajasthan captaincy
Rajasthan Royals' Australian all-rounder Shane Watson says he is ready to take over the IPL franchise's captaincy after his compatriot and spin wizard Shane Warne retires at the end of this edition of the Twenty20 event. Craig McDermott appointed Australia bowling coach
Former pacer Craig McDermott was on Thursday appointed Australia's bowling coach for a year while former Test opener Justin Langer's reign as the cricket team's assistant coach was extended for another 12 months. IPL: Highest batting average, best strike rate
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Jaipur. 'Dhoni never gives an impression of being tired'
Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Andy Bichel paid rich tributes to Mahendra Singh Dhoni terming him an "amazing man who never really shows that he is tired." 'Chris Gayle is batting like a dream'
They have jumped to the second spot in the points table with sixth consecutive win but the Royal Challengers Bangalore's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli is not ready to take their place in the IPL play-offs for granted.
May 11, 2011
Gayle shines again as Bangalore trounce Rajasthan
Chris Gayle scripted yet another victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore, scoring an unbeaten 70, as they spanked Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in the Indian Premier League match, in Jaipur, on Wednesday. The victory took them to second place in the league standings. Royals distance itself from Modi's pitch comments
Rajasthan Royals distanced itself from former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi's comments on the Sawai Man Singh stadium pitch controversy, saying they are happy with the quality of the new strip on which the home team played Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur. Afridi among Pak stars for Lanka Premier League
Snubbed by the IPL for the past three seasons, top Pakistani cricketers, including ODI skipper Shahid Afridi, are looking to prove their worth in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) later this year. Lalit Modi backs magazine's spot-fixing claims
A few days after raking up a controversy over the pitch at the Sawain Man Singh stadium in Jaipur, former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi hogged the limelight again by backing an investigation by Sports Illustrated into rampant spot-fixing in the subcontinent. 'Viru's absence will be a huge blow for us'
Admitting that losing captain Virender Sehwag is a big blow for the struggling Delhi Daredevils, coach Greg Shipperd said they face an uphill task as they take on a formidable Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League match at Chepauk on Thursday. Chance for Super Kings to seal play-offs berth
Title contenders Chennai Super Kings would look to consolidate their position and virtually seal a play-offs berth when they clash with Delhi Daredevils, sans Virender Sehwag, in an Indian Premier League match at Chepauk on Thursday. 'Ganguly was nervous ahead of match vs Chargers'
Sourav Ganguly was very "nervous" going into today's match against Deccan Chargers, said Pune Warriors coach Geoff Marsh after the former India captain made his much-anticipated return to the Indian Premier League. IPL: Lasith Malinga surpasses RP Singh
Following is the statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. 'The win vs Mumbai is a tremendous boost for us'
Their play-off hopes kept alive by the 76-run upset win over table toppers Mumbai Indians in an IPL match in Mohali, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist said it was an all-round performance which did the trick for his side.
May 10, 2011
Spirited Punjab stun Mumbai by 76 runs
Munaf Patel's five-wicket haul went in vain as table toppers Mumbai Indians produced a spineless batting display to slump to a humiliating 76-run defeat at the hands of Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match in Mohali on Tuesday. Ganguly sparkles as Pune beat Deccan
Veteran Sourav Ganguly marked his belated return to the Indian Premier League with a gutsy batting display as Pune Warriors notched a comfortable six-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Jaipur pitch row: BCCI clarifies
Stung by Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne's scathing attack on changing the pitch for their home match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday sought to put the lid on the controversy, saying selecting the playing surface is the prerogative of the curator and the teams have no choice on the matter. Mumbai Indians posts full-year loss of Rs 15.42 cr
Indiawin Sports Pvt Ltd, the owner of Mumbai Indians IPL team that is currently leading the points table in the ongoing Twenty20 cricket tournament, has posted a net loss of Rs 15.42 crore for the fiscal year 2010-11. Rayudu, Badri favourites to earn call-up for WI
Young Ambati Rayudu and veteran Subramanium Badrinath are two players who are likely to be rewarded with national call-ups for their good show in the ongoing IPL when the selectors meet in Chennai on Friday to decide on the ODI squad for the tour of West Indies. Rajasthan face a 'Royal' Gayle test againt B'lore
Their play-off hopes dented by two consecutive defeats, Rajasthan Royals need to do something special to tame a rampaging Chris Gayle as they prepare to clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next IPL match in Jaipur on Wednesday. Preity Zinta's motivational speech peps Kings XI
Inspired by Bollywood actress and team co-owner Preity Zinta's motivational speech, Kings XI Punjab will be out there to prove a point or two against table toppers Mumbai Indians in their next IPL match in Mohali on Tuesday, said all-rounder David Hussey. Which player has the most ducks in the IPL?
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. 'Good to be in the reckoning for IPL play-offs'
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was pleased that his side's 63-run win over Rajasthan Royals has put his side in the "reckoning" for a place in the play-offs in the Indian Premier League. 'It is ridiculous to have instructions for pitch'
Giving a new twist to the controversy over the Sawai Mansingh wicket in Jaipur, Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne on Monday termed the "instructions" to make a new strip for the side's remaining home games in the Indian Premier League as "ridiculous".
May 09, 2011
Clinical Chennai outplay Rajasthan by 63 runs
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's brutal assault and Murali Vijay's brisk fifty was backed up by some sensible bowling as Chennai Super Kings outplayed Rajasthan Royals by 63 runs in their Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Monday. Harbhajan rubbishes fixing reports involving India
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday dismissed as "silly" claims made by a leading sports magazine that some of the Indian cricketers are involved in match fixing. Symonds is a great guy, says Harbhajan
A day after reports claimed that Sachin Tendulkar helped Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh bury the hatchet of the Sydney Test racial row scandal to become friends, the Indian off-spinner described the Australian all-rounder a "great guy". Fletcher to attend selection meeting on May 13
The newly-appointed India coach Duncan Fletcher is likely to attend the selection meeting slated to be held in Chennai on May 13, for the tour of West Indies. Sehwag to miss rest of IPL, to undergo surgery
Virender Sehwag has been ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches this season as he will undergo a surgery on his injured shoulder. Afridi showcaused by PCB for comments on Waqar
Pakistan's ODI captain Shahid Afridi landed himself into trouble with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) slapping a showcause notice for making his differences with coach Waqar Younis public. Deccan, Pune aim to rise from bottom
Languishing at the bottom of the points table, Deccan Chargers and Pune Warriors would be playing for pride when they square off in an Indian Premier League match in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Tough task for Punjab against rampaging Mumbai
Assured of a berth in the play-offs, table-toppers Mumbai Indians will start outright favourites when they take on bottom-ranked Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League encounter at the PCA stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. Tendulkar helps Symonds, Bhajji heal 'Monkeygate'
Sachin Tendulkar has been in the forefront to bring an end to the most bitter feud in world cricket, and make Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh bury their hatchet, as Mumbai Indians surge to the top of the Indian Premier League. Not easy to get Dilshan's replacement: Vettori
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori said it would be difficult to find the replacement for Tillakaratne Dilshan, who played his last match in the IPL on Sunday.
May 08, 2011
Bowlers end Pune's victory drought
Pune Warriors finally had reason to smile as they snapped their seven-match losing streak by defeating an equally desperate Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match, in Mohali on Sunday. Gayle, Dilshan blow Kochi away
Powered by Chris Gayle's blistering 16-ball 44 and Tillakaratne Dilshan's unbeaten 52, Royal Challengers Bangalore registered a nine-wicket win over Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the Indian Premier League at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on Sunday. Not thinking about India comeback for now: Rohit
His good form in the ongoing Indian Premier League notwithstanding, Mumbai Indians batsman Rohit Sharma said that presently he was not thinking about a comeback into the Indian team. Rajasthan eye revenge against Chennai
Rajasthan Royals would bank on their formidable winning record at home and look to exact revenge of their first leg loss when they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in a crucial Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Monday. Difficult for Delhi to make play-offs: Sehwag
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag blamed the loss of four quick wickets for the visitor's 32-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. Tendulkar warns Mumbai against complacency
Mumbai Indians might have virtually secured its place in the play-offs of the ongoing Indian Premier League but captain Sachin Tendulkar has warned his team-mates against any complacency, saying consistency is key to success in the ongoing Twenty20 tournament.
May 07, 2011
'Our next match battle against Pune not Ganguly'
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday said it would not be a battle against former captain Sourav Ganguly but the whole team when they face Pune Warriors India in their next Indian Premier League match at Navi Mumbai on May 19. Needed to be more pro-active against KKR: Fleming
Their four-match winning streak snapped, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said the defending champions needed to be "more pro-active" against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Kolkata pip Chennai by 10 runs via D/L method
Kolkata Knight Riders snapped Chennai Super Kings' four-match winning streak with a 10-run victory via Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-interrupted Indian Premier League clash at Eden Gardens on Saturday. Afridi to meet Butt to discuss feud with Waqar
Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi will meet Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt on his return from the West Indies to outline the problems he is facing while working with national team's head coach Waqar Younis. Gayle knock left us shell-shocked: Gilchrist
Blown away by Chris Gayle's brutal 49-ball hundred, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist said the West Indian's knock left his team "shell-shocked" during its 85-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Friday. Gayle threat looms large as Kochi take on RCB
On a high after beating the in-form Kolkata Knight Riders, Kochi Tuskers Kerala would be wary of the Chris Gayle threat when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Sunday.
May 06, 2011
Gayle destroys Punjab with 49-ball 107
Chris Gayle played one of the most destructive innings in Twenty20 cricket, plundering a 49-ball 107, studded with a record nine sixes, to single-handedly take Royal Challengers Bangalore past Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. Tillakaratne wants security before revealing names
Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Hashan Tillakaratne urged the government to beef up his security before he reveals information on the match-fixing issue. Sports magazine set to expose 'fixing' in India
Sports Illustrated India, a leading sports magazine, claims to expose "dirt in cricket" in its latest issue which features conversations with bookies. Warne to call it quits after IPL season
Shane Warne will quit professional cricket after the Indian Premier League (IPL) season, the Australian spinner said on Friday. Delhi eyeing an encore from Sehwag to upset Mumbai
Their hopes of qualifying for the play-offs kept alive by a magnificent Virender Sehwag, Delhi Daredevils would be keenly looking forward to an encore from their skipper when they take on table toppers Mumbai Indians in a must-win IPL match in Mumbai on Saturday. This is one of my best T20 innings: Sehwag
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag termed his 56-ball 119 against Deccan Chargers as "one of the best innings he has ever played in Twenty20s." Kochi greenhorn Parameswaran wants to emulate Sree
Kochi Tuskers pacer Prashanth Parameswaran tells Manu Shankar that the little success he's already tasted in his fledgling career is because of India pacer S Sreesanth. 'I knew we would win, if I batted 16 overs'
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag never felt that a target of 176 was impossible to achieve even when three of the top-batsmen were back in the hut within first six overs. West Indies crush Pakistan in final ODI
An unbeaten 77 from Lendl Simmons led West Indies to a 10-wicket victory with 26.3 overs to spare in the fifth and final One-day International against Pakistan on Thursday.
May 05, 2011
Sehwag's breezy ton takes Delhi past Deccan
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag singlehandedly demolished Deccan Chargers bowlers with a blistering century to guide his team to a four-wicket victory in an IPL match in Hyderabad on Thursday. Kochi beat Kolkata to stay in the race
Opener Eoin Morgan's half century went in vain, as Kochi Tuskers Kerala produced clinical bowling to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 17 runs in an Indian Premier League match in Kochi on Thursday. CL T20 forces shrink in Aus-SA Tests
The Test series between Australia and South Africa later this year has shrunk to an unprecedented two-match affair to accommodate the lucrative Champions League Twenty20 in India, according to a report. Cook is England ODI captain; Broad T20 captain
Opening batsman Alastair Cook was named as England's one-day captain on Thursday after Andrew Strauss opted to retire from the limited overs game to prolong his Test career, England and Wales Cricket Board said. Vettori's RCB to lock horns with Gilly's Punjab
With the race for a berth in the play-offs hotting up, fifth-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore will be determined to quell Kings XI Punjab's challenge in an Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Friday. Irfan draws inspiration from elder brother Yusuf
Delhi Daredevils all-rounder Irfan Pathan draws inspiration from his elder brother Yusuf and hopes to follow the explosive right-hander's footstep when it comes to power-hitting in cricket matches. Kochi's Hodge criticises IPL schedule, pitches
Expressing the view that hectic traveling has adversely impacted some of the cricketers, Kochi Tuskers Kerala batsman Brad Hodge has criticized the standard of some of the pitches used during the ongoing Indian Premier League. Don't know what's happening: Yuvraj
Yuvraj Singh has no clue what is the reason behind Pune Warriors' unending misery in the Indian Premier League as they suffered seventh consecutive defeat and their play-off hopes are almost over. Alfonso's over proved costly for us, says Uthappa
Pune Warriors batsman Robin Uthappa said the penultimate over of the Mumbai Indians innings in which paceman Alfonso Thomas leaked 27 runs played a huge role in their defeat. Mumbai back to top after trouncing Pune
Mumbai Indians reclaimed the top spot in the points table after thumping a hapless Pune Warriors by 21 runs in their Indian Premier League clash at Dr D Y Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Wednesday.
May 04, 2011
Mike Hussey, Raina destroy Rajasthan
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings rode on a 137-run partnership between Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina to easily defeat Rajasthan Royals and maintain their unbeaten record at home in the fourth season of the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. Royal Challengers Bangalore to sport green jersey
Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Indian Premier League team at the forefront of creating environmental awareness, on Wednesday marked another step in its ongoing Green Initiative by unveiling a special jersey. Mumbai competitive, not ugly: Aakash Chopra
Former India batsman Aakash Chopra does not agree with Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Dixit's view that the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team is 'graceless'. Deccan, Delhi to do battle for survival
Battling poor form and placed in the bottom heap of the points table, former champions Deccan Chargers and Delhi Daredevils square off in what promises to be an evenly-matched Indian Premier League contest at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. IPL: Revenge on mind as KKR face Kochi
Table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders will have revenge on their minds when they take on the unpredictable Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their return match of the Indian Premier League in Kochi on Thursday. 'New approach needed to take WI cricket forward'
The West Indies Cricket Board is clueless about how to take the game forward in the country and its President Julian Hunte and CEO Ernerst Hilaire should resign from their posts, feels former pacer Andy Roberts. Foreign players must contribute: Sangakkara
Frustrated after Deccan Chargers slumped to their sixth defeat in the Indian Premier League, skipper Kumar Sangakkara said the team's international players will have to take responsibility and come good in the remaining matches. India ODI squad for WI tour to be picked on May 13
The Indian squad for the one-day series and a Twenty20 match against the West Indies in the latter's backyard will be picked on May 13 in Chennai. We need to take our catches: Sangakkara
Deccan Chargers slumped to its sixth defeat in the ongoing IPL in Hyderabad on Tuesday and captain Kumar Sangakkara blamed his butterfingered fielders and some sloppy death bowling for the Hyderabad outfit's disappointing performance against Kolkata Knight Riders. Gambhir bats in favour of UDRS
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have expressed his displeasure over the Umpire Decision Review System on quite a few occasions but Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir today said that he is in favour of the use of technology as it can reduce human errors.
May 03, 2011
Kolkata beat sloppy Deccan by 20 runs
Shikhar Dhawan's fighting half-century went in vain as Kolkata Knight Riders produced a clinical performance to beat a struggling Deccan Chargers by 20 runs in an Indian Premier League match in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Mumbai Indians hit back at Rajasthan Royals
Denying having lodged a complaint about the quality of the pitch they played on and lost to Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur, Mumbai Indians on Tuesday accused the Royals and Rajasthan Cricket Association for sensationalizing the issue of captain Sachin Tendulkar's post-match comments, terming it a violation of the spirit of cricket. BCCI recommends Zaheer for Arjuna award
The Board of Control for Cricket in India recommended pace spearhead Zaheer Khan for the prestigious Arjuna award following his excellent showing in India's World Cup-winning campaign. Hashan should prove match-fixing claims: Murali
Retired Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan feels his former teammate Hashan Tillakaratne should either furnish proof of match-fixing by the country's cricketers or stop making such allegations. 'Ganguly is playing in IPL to prove a point'
Pune Warriors team director Abhijit Sarkar says the former India captain is the 'best cricketing brain' in the country and will prove his worth. England secure coach Flower's future with new deal
English cricket officials secured the continuing presence of national coach Andy Flower after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday they had agreed a new contract with the Zimbabwean. IPL: Pune face battle of survival against Mumbai
Six straight defeats weighing them down, debutants Pune Warriors' enormous task of keeping their wafer-thin hopes of advancing to the next stage alive doesn't get any easier as they take on table-toppers Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Pollard wants end of players- WI board dispute
The West Indian Cricket Board (WICB) recently hit out at Chris Gayle for opting to play in the IPL at a time when the one-day series against Pakistan was on at home. Gayle, in turn, lashed out at the WICB for omitting him from the squad on ground that he was unfit. Yardy returns to cricket after beating depression
More than a month after quitting the the England team midway through the World Cup due to depression, all-rounder Michael Yardy returned to competitive cricket for his county side Sussex. Adelaide Oval to become multi-purpose stadium
Australia's iconic Adelaide Oval is to undergo a A$535 million ($585 million) redevelopment into a multi-purpose stadium that its custodians hope will be finished in time for England's next Ashes tour. It's a battle of wits as Chennai take on Royals
It will be a clash of mid-season favourites when defending champions Chennai Super Kings host Shane Warne's sprightly Rajasthan Royals as the Indian Premier League crosses its halfway stage at the M A Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Wednesday. 'I stand by my claims on match fixing'
He created a flutter by claiming that Sri Lankan players have been fixing matches since 1992 but former captain Hashan Tillakaratne on Tuesday refused to divulge the names of those cricketers, saying he would make the revelations only to the ICC. Younis, Gul return to Pak Test squad against WI
Former captain Younis Khan and fast bowler Umar Gul have returned to the Pakistan cricket squad for the two-match Test series against the West Indies, starting next week. Ganguly makes IPL comeback, joins Pune Warriors
After going unsold in the players' auction, former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday made a dramatic return to the Indian Premier League by signing up for struggling franchise Pune Warriors as replacement for injured pacer Ashish Nehra. WI finally bt Pakistan with help from rain
Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez made a century but West Indies restored some of their battered pride with a rain-affected win in the fourth one-day international (ODI) in Barbados on Monday. Mahela praises debutant Parameswaran
Kochi Tuskers Kerala skipper Mahela Jayawardene on Monday lavished praise on Prashanth Parameswaran after his team's seven-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, saying the debutant pacer was not nervous despite playing in his first match. Sreesanth has toned down: Jayawardene
S Sreesnath may have irked Mahendra Singh Dhoni on quite a few occasions with his on-field antics, but Kochi Tuskers Kerala skipper Mahela Jayawardene is at ease with his behaviour so far in the IPL. RCA criticises Sachin over Jaipur pitch comment
Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Dixit on Monday took a dig at Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar, who had criticised the Jaipur pitch after their seven-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League last week. Sehwag still confident of play-offs berth
With six defeats from nine matches, Delhi Daredevils are languishing at the bottom half of the standings, but captain Virender Sehwag is still optimistic about his side's chances of making it to the play-offs in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
May 02, 2011
Tuskers spank Delhi by seven wickets
Delhi Daredevils' play-off hopes suffered a jolt as Kochi Tuskers Kerala snapped their three-match losing streak by thrashing the hosts by seven wickets in their Indian Premier League match in New Delhi on Monday. Gilchrist takes a dig at Mumbai Indians
Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist was gracious in defeat but expressed surprise over an injured Ambati Rayudu's decision to come off the bench and don the keeping gloves for Mumbai Indians after regular stumper Davey Jacobs got hurt in their Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede on Monday. Sri Lanka orders probe into match-fixing claims
The Sri Lankan government on Monday launched a police probe into allegations of match-fixing levelled by former captain Hashan Tillakaratne. Mumbai prove too good for Punjab
Mumbai Indians bounced back in splendid fashion after losing their previous match and beat Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs to regain the top spot in the Indian Premier League, at the Wankhede stadium, in Mumbai, on Monday. Deccan face test of survival against Knight Riders
Their survival in the Indian Premier League at stake, former champions Deccan Chargers face an uphill battle as they take on a spirited Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on Tuesday. IPL: Shastri joins debate over Jaipur pitch
Former India batsman Ravi Shastri agreed with Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne that the Jaipur pitch was not a '90-run wicket' even though he felt Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar was also not off the mark in stating that 'it was a two-paced, difficult track to bat on'. Dilshan chooses England tour over IPL
Sri Lanka's newly-appointed cricket captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has chosen country over club by deciding to leave his IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore next week to be available for the national team's first tour game in England. England's Swann looking forward to India tour
England off-spinner Graeme Swann is looking forward to this summer's meeting with India, saying for him, it will be the completion of a remarkable cycle. 'Hashan must work with ICC to prove fixing truth'
Reacting to former Sri Lanka captain Hashan Tilakratne's comments that match fixing has existed in Sri Lankan cricket since 1992, Kumar Sangakkara on Sunday said the former should work with the ACSU unit of the ICC and the home authorities in Sri Lanka if he has 'anything more than allegations, as it's dangerous to throw names around.' 'Will be happy if I'm half as good as Klusener'
South African all-rounder Albie Morkel feels that it will hard for him to emulate Lance Klusener's on-field achievements but if he can turn out to be half as good as the former all-rounder, he would be a happy man.
May 01, 2011
CSK beat Chargers by 19 runs, climb up to fourth
Chennai Super Kings bowlers displayed lot of discipline at the death to defeat Deccan Chargers by 19 runs in an IPL match at the Chepauk on Sunday. IPL: Taylor helps Rajasthan edge past Pune
Ross Taylor smashed a quickfire unbeaten 47 as Rajasthan Royals thumped Pune Warriors by six wickets in a thrilling encounter to jump to the top of the table in Indian Premier League in Jaipur on Sunday. Coming soon, Ponting the Golfer!
In the twilight of his cricket career, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting could be seen swinging a golf club next summer as he might be given a sponsor's exemption in one of the major tournaments in Melbourne. Delhi would look to repeat success against Kochi
After getting a new lease of life in the Indian Premier League with a win over Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Delhi Daredevils would now look to assert their supremacy over the new entrants once again when they square off in their return-leg match at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Mumbai. Mumbai seek to return to winning ways vs Kings XI
Smarting from their morale-shattering seven-wicket loss against Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians would look to put behind their disappointment and train their guns on a struggling Kings XI Punjab to return to winning ways in the Indian Premier League at the Wankhede stadium on Monday. Eden wicket challenging for batsmen: Gilchrist
Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist maintained that the Eden Gardens wicket is a difficult one to bat on even though his Kolkata Knight Riders counterpart blamed the visiting side's loss in the IPL clash to poor batting. Eden pitch not difficult: Gambhir
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir took a dig at Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist for his comments that the Eden Gardens pitch is a difficult one, saying that the visiting side lost the IPL match as they did not bat well. We lost because of poor fielding: Yuvraj
A visibly disappointed Pune Warriors captain Yuvraj Singh blamed it on "poor fielding" which resulted in the sixth loss for the franchise in the Indian Premier League after Rajasthan Royals defeated them by six wickets.
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