Cricket News

October 31, 2010
SL cruise to comfortable win against Aus
Australian captain Michael Clarke once again failed with the bat as his side lost their one-off international Twenty20 against Sri Lanka at the WACA Ground in Perth on Sunday. New Zealand look to find form against India
After their disastrous outing in the ODI series against Bangladesh, the tour of India provides New Zealand cricket team with an opportunity to start afresh, according to skipper Daniel Vettori. Afridi finds himself in another controversy
Pakistan's troubled captain Shahid Afridi, who is already under pressure because of his team's continuous dismal performance against South Africa, has now found himself dragged into another unnecessary controversy. Twenty20 is easiest to corrupt: Chappell
Cricket Australia should be mindful that Twenty20 is the "easiest form of the game to corrupt" when it accepts private investment, including from India, in the country's domestic Twenty20 league from next year, feels former captain Ian Chappell. ICC hearing is a farce: Abdul Qadir
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir, has called for the International Cricket Council to deal evenly with its member boards as he felt that the parent body was being biased towards PCB. ICC uphold spot-fixing suspensions on Pak duo
Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir had their provisional suspensions over allegations of spot-fixing upheld by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday. All eyes on Kotla track as Delhi take on Bengal
The ever controversial Feroz Shah Kotla strip will be the point of discussion during the next four days as hosts Delhi take on Bengal in a Ranji Trophy Super League match.
October 30, 2010
GCA admits loopholes in India-Aus ODI
Goa Cricket Association (GCA) on Saturday admitted 'loopholes' in organisation of the recent One-day International between India and Australia, which was called off without a ball being bowled due to rain. 'Average of 99 in Bradman's era, 70 now'
Instead of his unmatched average of 99, the late Sir Don Bradman saw himself scoring at just 70 in the modern times.
October 29, 2010
'Proteas suspected match-fixing in 2007 Pak tour'
Former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has made a shock revelation that they suspected match-fixing when Pakistan lost a One-dayer against them in Lahore in 2007. Australia readies Big Bash T20 league to rival IPL
Cricket Australia (CA) approved an IPL-style league on Friday but conceded the eight-team event would not be able to rival the financial gloss of the Indian Twenty20 tournament. Duplicate ticket scam hits recent India-Aus ODI
The Goa Cricket Association has summoned a Pune-based printer after duplicate tickets for the recently called off One Day International between India-Australia at Fatorda stadium began surfacing for repayment. After receiving several tickets bearing the same serial numbers the association was forced to call for an enquiry into the matter. Coach Fleming inks fresh 3-year deal with Chennai
Former New Zealand cricket captain and current coach of the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings Stephen Fleming has inked a fresh three-year coaching deal with them. 'You cannot fight India's influence in cricket'
In an article for Fox Sports, Robert Craddock wrote that Cricket Australia officials should have nothing to fear from Indian ownership of Australian teams. I'm still driven and hungry, says Pietersen
England batsman Kevin Pietersen is confident that despite his patchy form in the last two years, he can re-establish himself during the upcoming Ashes series. 'England's best chance to win Ashes Down Under'
Former England captain Mike Gatting is convinced that he is about to lose the mantle of England's last Ashes-winning captain in Australia.
October 28, 2010
'Who's John Buchanan?', asks Kevin Pietersen
Star England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has not been in form of late, has laughed off criticism aimed at him by former Australian cricket team coach John Buchanan, and described the latter as "a nobody." South Africans want Gary Kirsten as coach
The Proteas are keen to have their former star batsman Gary Kirsten as national team's coach next year, but Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is reportedly among those pushing to have the South African's contract as Indian coach renewed. Theron ensures SA T20 series win against Pak
South African right-arm medium-fast bowler Rusty Theron took a career-best 4-27 to help his team clinch a six-wicket victory against Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international played here on Wednesday. 'NZ players aren't good enough for India tour'
New Zealand's cricketers have come in for some startling criticism from their own coach Mark Greatbatch who feels some players "aren't as good as they think they are" and even a couple of draws in next month's three-Test series against India would be a "good result". 'Sledging will push Ashes series to boiling point'
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has predicted that tensions between the his team and the visiting England team will reach boiling point during next month's Ashes series. Kochi IPL fighting a losing battle
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might have given Kochi IPL team a fresh lease of life by giving them a 30-day deadline to resolve all their problems, but it seems the consortium is a fighting a losing battle. Modi won't return till threat situation alters
Former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi perceives a threat to his life from "unwanted elements" and won't return to India till the situation improves, his lawyer said in Mumbai on Thursday.
October 27, 2010
Tendulkar gets 'Lebara People's Choice' award
Awards and accolades continue to follow Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, who added the 'Lebara People's Choice' honour to his trophy cabinet, at the inaugural Asian Awards in London. Presenting the award to the iconic batsman, Ratheesan Yoganathan, CEO Lebara, said, "Tendulkar is one of the greatest cricketers of all-time. Sachin is a hero and a role model to many young Indians.' I hope fairness prevails: Shilpa Shetty
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday adjourned the plea of Rajasthan Royals' owners challenging their expulsion from the Indian Premier League by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. South Africa ease past Pakistan in Abu Dhabi T20
Pacer Lonwabo Tsotsobe and off-spinner Johan Botha took three wickets each as South Africa beat Pakistan by six wickets in a Twenty20 international clash in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The victory gave the Proteas a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. IPL: Kochi gets a 30-day termination notice
In a respite for the squabbling Kochi IPL consortium, the BCCI on Wednesday gave the franchise 30 more days to resolve its disputes or risk termination from the high-profile league. I am successful because of a good team: Dhoni
Skipper of the No. 1 Test side, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has attributed his success to the team and said he was lucky to get a good side. Brett Lee remains in contention for the World Cup
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee needs more cricket after a six-month layoff with an elbow injury, chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has said. Lee remained "very much" in contention for the World Cup on the subcontinent in February. McKay training under Hadlee for India tour success
New Zealand fast bowler Andy McKay has revealed that he is training under the guidance of Kiwi great Sir Richard Hadlee to prepare for his Test debut in the upcoming series against India. Proteas ease past Pakistan in Abu Dhabi T20 match
South Africa has clinched victory over Pakistan in a Twenty20 international clash in Abu Dhabi. Injured Katich avoids surgery, eyes Ashes
Opening batsman Simon Katich, who fractured his thumb during Australia's recent tour of India, has decided against immediate surgery to make himself available for next month's Ashes duty. Asif confident of playing in WC despite suspension
Pakistan's controversial fast bowler Muhammad Asif is confident of playing in the 2011 World Cup despite the pending allegations of spot-fixing and the International Cricket Council's suspension.
October 26, 2010
IPL GC to discuss Gavaskar's role in Kochi
The Board of Control for Cricket in India says it was not aware of the Kochi consortium's 'links' with former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, who was a member of the Indian Premier League's Governing Council before being ousted a few weeks ago. However, Gavaskar's alleged involvement in the whole process may just include another item in the agenda of the IPL Governing Council when it meets on Thursday in Nagpur to decide the Kochi team's fate. Roebuck blames Pak cricket officials for mess
Pakistan cricket has been betrayed by the people it trusted most -- its officials and captains -- noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said. BCCI not aware of Gavaskar's Kochi links
The BCCI on Tuesday said it was not aware of the Kochi consortium's "links" with ex-Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar, who was a member of the IPL's Governing Council before being ousted a few weeks ago. Ponting has 'few more doubts' about Sydney Test
Australian captain Ricky Ponting's doubts about the genuineness of his team's win in the Sydney Test against Pakistan are mounting amid reports that the ICC knew of suspected match fixer Mazhar Majeed's activities during the game. ICC not to investigate Sydney Test: Lorgat
The International Cricket Council will not re-investigate the Sydney Test between Australia and Pakistan despite being confronted with reports that it knew of suspected match fixer Mazhar Majeed's "activities" during the game. 'Will target weak links Cook, KP,' says Ponting
Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has said that he will target England batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Alistair Cook during the forthcoming Ashes series, as he sees them as the weak link in that line-up. Anderson will be fit for Ashes opener: Flower
England coach Andy Flower has said that fast bowler James Anderson is winning his battle to be fit for next month's opening Ashes Test against Australia. Ponting, Watson back for Lanka ODI series
Skipper Ricky Ponting and all-rounder Shane Watson returned from a short break along with fit-again wicketkeeper Brad Haddin in the 15-member Australian cricket squad announced on Tuesday for the ODI series against Sri Lanka next month.
October 25, 2010
Modi on ED notice: 'Serious threat to my life'
Former Indian Premier League comissioner Lalit Modi on Monday slammed the Enforcement Directorate after the agency issued a blue corner notice against him. 'Slapgate' thing of past for Sreesanth, Harbhajan
The 'slapgate' incident two years ago is now a thing of the past and they have moved on in their lives, both Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth said on Monday. ICC was aware of bookie's presence in Sydney Test
The International Cricket Council had concerns about the presence of London bookie Mazhar Majeed, who was at the centre of the spot-fixing scandal that rocked world cricket two months ago, during the Sydney Test early this year but failed to inform Cricket Australia about it, according to a report on Monday. Gambhir, Ishant back for NZ Tests, Yuvraj ignored
Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma returned to India's Test squad for the series against New Zealand. Rajasthan Royals move Bombay High Court
Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Monday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court, challenging BCCI's decision of terminating its franchise agreement. Lee ignored; Haddin, Siddle back in Aus T20 squad
Injury-prone fast bowler Brett Lee on Monday failed to make a comeback to international cricket after being overlooked by the selectors for Australia's one-off Twenty20 tie against Sri Lanka. Tendulkar in ESPNcricinfo's all-time Test World XI
Sachin Tendulkar was the only current cricketer named in ESPNcricinfo's all-time Test World XI which did not include Australian captain Ricky Ponting and the likes of Brian Lara, Glenn McGrath, Sunil Gavaskar. CSA to persuade BCCI to use UDRS in Test series
South Africa are in favour of the Umpire Decision Review System and CSA chief executive Gerald Majola said they are trying to convince India to use it in the home Test series starting on December 16. Paul Close to take over as Team India physio
It's not only the Team India players who are getting a break; now the team's physiotherapist will also get a well-deserved rest. Six Pak players suspected of rigging Sydney Test
Pakistan cricket plunged into another match-fixing controversy with the former PCB chief Tauqir Zia claiming that six national team players were suspected by the ICC of rigging the Sydney Test early this year. 'Australia's Ashes mind games would end up wasted'
England captain Andrew Strauss has advised his Australian counterpart Ricky Ponting that their usual Ashes mind games would be futile this time around. 2015 World Cup to be a condensed affair
Cricket Australia Chief Executive James Sutherland has defended moves to condense the 2015 50-over World Cup. 'There's never going to be another Shane Warne'
Australian all-rounder Steve Smith has played down talks that his talent shows enough to suggest that Australia's wait for Shane Warne's replacement is over. Clarke wants to play in 2012 IPL to prepare for WC
Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke has said that he would like to take part in the 2012 Indian Premier League (IPL) to prepare for that year's Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
October 24, 2010
Prasad candidate for Aussie bowling coach: report
Former Indian seamer Venkatesh Prasad has emerged as a candidate to replace Troy Cooley as Australia's pace bowling coach after the 2011 World Cup in the sub-continent, a report said on Sunday. Williamson, Bennett new faces in NZ Test squad
Rookie batsman Kane Williamson and pacer Hamish Bennett were the new faces in New Zealand's 15-member Test squad announced on Sunday for a three Test match series against India next month. 'Deliberate campaign to malign Indian cricket'
They tried their best to malign the highly-popular Indian Premier League (IPL) time and again by leveling charges of corruption and when that didn't that work they are now targeting the Indian players individually. Sightscreen collapse adds to Goa ODI woes
The start of the third and final One-Day International between India and Australia at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium looks to be delayed further after the collapse of one of the sightscreens. ICC probing BCCI inaction on Raina's bookie link
The ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit is probing why the Board of Control for Cricket in India kept quiet about a report of its player, Suresh Raina, being seen in the company of a woman linked to an associate of an illegal bookmaker, according to a media report in London. Making it clear that Raina is not suspected of any wrongdoing, The Sunday Times, quoting a senior ICC source, said the incident is related to India's tour of Sri Lanka earlier this year. India win ODI series after Goa match called off
The third and final One-Day International between India and Australia at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Goa on Sunday was called off because of a wet outfield.
October 23, 2010
It's been a tough tour, concedes Clarke
Desperate to sign off a disastrous tour on a high in the rain-threatened third ODI against India on Sunday, Australia captain Michael Clarke on Saturday said his team remains a confident unit despite failing to register a single win so far on a 'tough' trip. BCCI, Dhoni differ on player rest issue
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday denied reports that the senior players had asked not to be selected for the One-Day International series against New Zealand next month to give them time to prepare for the tour to South Africa. Curator magic puts Goa ODI back on track
In a dramatic turnaround, the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Goa seems all ready and decked up to host the third and final One-Day International between India and Australia, on Sunday. Goa ODI: GCA to refund fans in case of washout
The Goa Cricket Association on Saturday promised to refund ticket-holders if the third and final One-dayer between India and Australia is washed out in Margao on Sunday. CSA starts internal probe into IPL 2 bonuses scam
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has stopped an external investigation into bonuses paid to CSA chief executive Gerald Majola and 40 other staff during the Indian Premier League's second season in Johannesburg and has instead started an internal inquiry. SA destroy Zimbabwe by record ODI margin
Centuries from JP Duminy and AB de Villiers propelled South Africa to the second biggest win in one-day internationals as they crushed Zimbabwe by 272 runs in the third and final match on Friday. The margin of victory, which gave the hosts a 3-0 series sweep, is second only to New Zealand's 290-run thrashing of Ireland in 2008. Asif withdraws appeal against ICC suspension
The Pakistan fast bowler has withdrawn his challenge to the provisional suspension imposed on him on 2 September 2010 pending determination of the charges brought against him under the ICC's Anti-Corruption Code.
October 22, 2010
Newspaper apologises to Younis
Widely circulated British newspaper the Daily Telegraph has apologised to former Pakistan captain Younis Khan for associating him with players' agent and alleged bookmaker Mazhar Majeed. Majeed is under interrogation by Scotland Yard for fixing international cricket matches and bribing Pakistani players in England. Govt to act if Lalit Modi fails to reply by Oct 28
As the probe against former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi gains momentum, with a notice issued to him for revocation of his passport, the government on Friday warned that appropriate action would be taken if no reply is received by October 28. Goa ODI faces wash-out after heavy rain
A spell of heavy rain on Friday evening has put serious doubt on the third and final One-Day International between India and Australia, at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Margao, Goa, being played. It was overcast the whole day and started to pour around 1700 IST. The rain undid all the hard work the groundstaff had put in over the last few days. Kiwis told to step up and perform against India
New Zealand Cricket bosses on Friday termed the home team's disastrous tour of Bangladesh as 'very concerning' and urged their players to step up and perform during the upcoming tour of India. Ponting wants 'big player' Lee in World Cup squad
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting believes that fast bowler Brett Lee could play a crucial role in his team during next year's World Cup in the Indian sub-continent. 'Aleem Dar an inspiration for Pak cricket'
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ejaz Butt has called Aleem Dar an inspiration for Pakistan cricket. Dar recently won the ICC's 'BCCI should keep sanctity of SC deliberation'
Reacting to BCCI's statement that it had not reached an understanding with former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi, his lawyer Mehmood Abdi on Thursday said that the Cricket Board should maintain sanctity of the Supreme Court deliberations. Rodney Marsh tips India, SL to win World Cup
India and Sri Lanka will be hot favourites to win next year's cricket World Cup which will be held in the sub-continent, according to former Australian wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh.
October 21, 2010
Younis Khan vows to adhere to PCB code of conduct
Former captain and senior batsman Younis Khan's return to the national team was made possible only after he assured Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ejaz Butt that he would strictly adhere to the players' code of conduct. England players doubtful of ICC's undercover plan
After Australia, the Cricketers' Association in England has also cast doubts on the viability of having undercover agents posing as illegal bookmakers to nab corrupt players, saying it is hard to see the ICC's plan being a 'serious runner'. Haven't reached any understanding with Modi: BCCI
After turning down Lalit Modi's plea of reconstituting the disciplinary panel, the BCCI on Thursday refuted reports that it had reached an 'understanding' with the suspended IPL Commissioner in the ongoing probe into charges of financial irregularities against him. Hussey, Bollinger withdraw from Margao ODI
Australian batsman Mike Hussey and fast bowler Doug Bollinger have been withdrawn from Sunday's third and final ODI against India at Margao, and will fly home on Thursday.
October 20, 2010
BCCI should give equal importance to all IPL teams
Australian spin legend Shane Warne was disappointed with BCCI's decision to throw away two Indian Premier League teams, including former winner Rajasthan Royals, and feels the Board should give equal importance to all the teams of the Twenty20 League. Australia needs bowling consistency to claim Ashes
Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar feels Australia needs a good fast bowler and a leg-spinner if Ricky Ponting's men were to regain the Ashes later this year. IPL Kochi franchise requests BCCI for more time
The IPL Kochi franchise, whose partners have been finding it difficult to form a Joint Venture company conforming to the norms of the Twenty20 League as stipulated by the BCCI, has asked the Board to provide them some more time to do the needful. Pakistan call up Younis for South Africa series
Pakistan's former captain and senior batsman Younis Khan has been called up for the series against South Africa in the UAE which starts later this month. BCCI legal team to study Kochi reply
The Kochi IPL franchise, which was given ten days to sort out its problems, submitted a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket, on Monday, which will now take a decision on the newly-formed team's fate in the fourth edition of the high-profile Twenty20 league. The BCCI's legal team has been entrusted the task of studying the letter which was forwarded to its president, Shashank Manohar. Modi denies seeking asylum in Iceland
Lalit Modi's lawyer Mehmood Abdi on Wednesday categorically denied reports that the former Indian Premier League chairman is trying to seek political asylum in Iceland. 'This is plain nonsense and in fact is the latest in the series of misinformation rumours and canards being planted in media by vested interests against Modi,' he said. BCCI turns down Lalit Modi's plea
BCCI on Wednesday turned down the plea of suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi in the Supreme Court that the Board should reconstitute the disciplinary committee for probing charges of financial irregularities against him. Aussies to target KP during Ashes series: Clarke
England middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen will be the primary target of the Australians during the Ashes series despite his recent form slump, said vice-captain Michael Clarke. Kohli's century guides India to victory
Virat Kohli's fluent century and Suresh Raina's quickfire 71 led India to a convincing five-wicket victory over Australia in the second One-Day International, at the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy stadium, in Visakhapatnam, on Wednesday. India cruised to 292 for five in 48.5 overs in reply to Australia's 289 for three, winning with seven deliveries to spare. The victory enabled the hosts maintain their unbeaten record at the venue. Never sledge Sachin, Lara, KP: Lee
Australian pacer Brett Lee feels Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, West Indian Brian Lara and England's Kevin Pietersen are part of a select band of international batsmen who should never be sledged as the strategy generally backfires.
October 19, 2010
'India doing better than Aus in crunch situations'
India have been dominating the once unassailable Australian squad as they have learnt to do better than their opponents in crunch situations and the hosts' batting order led by Sachin Tendulkar is the best in the world, according to speedster Shaun Tait. Arrangements made to refund tickets: KCA
Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) on Tuesday said it has made adequate arrangements, through Federal Bank for refund of the price of the tickets to valid ticket holders of the abandoned One-day match between India and Australia. 'Big Bird' Garner says lack of cricket hurting WI
Bowling legend Joel Garner says the West Indies may not be consistent enough now but it still produces some of the best players in the world. Will Ricky Ponting's career end with two regrets?
He may try desperately to sound positive, but deep within himself Ricky Ponting has perhaps realised the obvious -- his career will end sans series success in both England and India.
October 18, 2010
Shoaib Malik to lead Pakistan in Super Sixes event
All-rounder Shoaib Malik will lead Pakistan in next month's Super Sixes tournament in Hong Kong. PCB introduce new code of conduct for Pak players
The Pakistan Cricket Board has introduced a revised code of conduct for its players in line with recommendations made by the International Cricket Council for stricter implementation of anti-corruption laws. Team India finally out in the middle
It was the Indian team's first day out in the park after four days of frustration and rain in Kochi. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys got their first outing out in the middle with a light practice session at the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy stadium in Visakhapatnam, on Monday. 'No question of revoking Royals expulsion'
BCCI president Shashank Manohar on Monday dismissed speculations that former IPL team Rajasthan Royals will get a lifeline from the parent body after the owners wrote a letter to BCCI demanding a second chance. PCB to send video footage on security to ICC
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to send video footage to International Cricket Council (ICC) of the recently held National Twenty20 Cup in Lahore as part of its efforts to convince the game's apex body about the security situation at home. Resting five seniors was right: Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels India is on right track in its preparations for next year's World Cup and resting five senior players to test bench strength in the ODI series against Australia was a right decision taken by the selectors. Butt should not seek second term: Akram
Describing Ijaz Butt's two years at the helm of Pakistan Cricket Board a complete failure, former captain Wasim Akram has ridiculed the PCB chief for seeking another tenure. Sammy replaces Gayle as West Indies captain
Darren Sammy was handed the task of rebuilding the fortunes of the once-mighty West Indies team when he was named as the new captain on Sunday.
October 17, 2010
Amla, De Villiers' centuries flatten Zimbabwe
A second successive century from Hashim Amla took South Africa to a resounding eight wicket victory over Zimbabwe on Sunday and secured the three-match series with a game to spare. Ex-BCCI secretary flays KCA over abandoned ODI
Former BCCI secretary S K Nair on Sunday blamed Kerala Cricket Association for the cancellation of Sunday's ODI between India and Australia in Kochi, saying KCA should have anticipated the weather conditions and put in proper arrangements. Rubel leads Bangladesh to series sweep against NZ
Paceman Rubel Hossain stunned New Zealand with four wickets to help Bangladesh beat the tourists by three runs on Sunday and complete a 4-0 series sweep. NZ slip to 7th spot in ODI rankings
The shocking 0-4 drubbing at the hands of Bangladesh on Sunday pushed New Zealand to the seventh spot behind Pakistan in the latest ICC one-day rankings issued in Dubai. ED may book Modi under anti-money laundering act
The Enforcement Directorate is likely to book former IPL chairman Lalit Modi under the stringent Prevention of Money Laundering Act, which gives the Directorate the power to arrest and attach properties. Warne's criticism of Ponting was unfair: Hughes
Taking a swipe at Shane Warne in a bid to soften the scrutiny on captain Ricky Ponting, Australian national selector Merv Hughes has said that Warne's criticism was unfair. India-Australia first ODI washed out
The first One-Day International between India and Australia in Kochi on Sunday was washed out because of rain.
October 16, 2010
Time running out for Kochi IPL team
When the Kochi IPL team was won after a whopping bid of US $333 million (Rs 1533 crores), -- the second-most costliest purchase in the Twenty20 tournament -- it sent shockwaves around the country. India hoping to break home 'jinx' against Aussies
For India, it was a good chance to continue their domination from their Test series and also break their home 'jinx' against world champions Australia but the hosts thought otherwise. 'I am sick of seeing Sachin score so many runs'
It has come as a big relief for Australia that Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been rested for the three-match One-Day International series. Aggressive India deserves to be No.1 team: Warne
Australian legend Shane Warne has said that India deserves to be the No.1 side in Test cricket in the world because they play a good attacking game. India-Australia ODI series underway sans stars
Star-power is missing after heavyweights from both the teams were either rested or ruled out but weather-permitting, a cracker of a contest can still be expected when India and Australia lock horns in the first ODI of a three-match series in Kochi on Sunday. Ponting can't be sacked as captain unless dropped
Australia can't drop Ricky Ponting as the skipper unless he is dropped from the team, a noted cricket columnist has said. ICC to clear India's doubts over UDRS
The International Cricket Council has proposed to clear India's and other subcontinent teams' concerns over the umpire decision review system (UDRS) and its cost, so that it can be made mandatory. Learn basics from Tendulkar, Jones tells Aussies
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's dominance in batting is well known, but what makes him a genius and separates him from other batsmen in world is his ability to perform the basics in a better manner, and that too also in pressure conditions, according to Australian legend Dean Jones. Oz coach Nielsen goes in to bat for Ponting
Australia coach Tim Nielsen has backed Ricky Ponting amid calls for the Tasmanian to relinquish the test captaincy ahead of the Ashes starting next month. Debutant Ingram's century sinks Zimbabwe
Colin Ingram became first South African to score a century on his one-day international debut as the hosts beat Zimbabwe by 64 runs on Friday.
October 15, 2010
Rain could ruin India-Aus Kochi ODI
Heavy rain in Kochi since Thursday night has raised concerns about the fate of the first One-Day International between India and Australia on Sunday, October 17. Friday's practice sessions of both the teams were cancelled because of the unrelenting downpour. India must win Aus ODIs to stay No 2
India will have to beat Australia in the three-match ODI series, starting on Sunday, to retain second place in the ICC rankings. While Australia sits pretty at No 1 with 132 ratings points, India, South Africa and Sri Lanka are locked on 115. However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side is placed second by a fraction. Watson 'sad' over Rajasthan Royals termination
Australian all rounder Shane Watson, who was planning a long and lucrative future with Rajasthan Royals, had no idea that the IPL team was in trouble after its contract was terminated by Board of Control for Cricket in India. 'Look Out Circular' issued against Lalit Modi
Airports and other entry points across the country have been alerted by the Enforcement Directorate to detain sacked Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi, who is under probe for alleged violation of foreign exchange regulations in connection with the Twenty20 cricket tournament. Imran Khan wants revamp of Pakistan cricket
Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan has called for an overhaul of the country's cricket set-up after the ICC warned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to improve its governance and enforce anti-corruption measures. Warne offers to lend embattled Hauritz a hand
After using his famed digits to publicly criticise captain Ricky Ponting on Twitter during Australia's Test loss to India on Wednesday, Shane Warne has proffered them to help embattled spinner Nathan Hauritz get his groove back.
October 14, 2010
Shakib leads Bangladesh to series win over NZ
Shakib Al Hasan produced a brilliant all-round performance in the fourth one-day international against New Zealand on Thursday to help Bangladesh to a maiden series victory over top-flight opposition. Bangladesh won by nine runs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Tamim Iqbal <i>Wisden</i> Test Player of the Year
Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal beat competition from established stars like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Jacques Kallis to be named Wisden Cricketer magazine's 'World Test Player of the Year'. Tamim heads a field of exceptional performers, beating England off-spinner Graeme Swann into second place and Sehwag into third. ED wants Lalit Modi's passport revoked
A senior official from the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday confirmed that they have written a letter to the regional passport office to cancel the travel document of the former IPL chairman Lalit Modi.
October 13, 2010
'Personal vendetta behind Modi's criminal case'
Lalit Modi accused Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary N Srinivasan of a personal vendetta in filing a criminal case against him in Chennai even while the disciplinary proceedings are on. Modi's lawyer Mehmood Abdi said it is only because of the personal vendetta of Srinivasan against Modi that they have filed the criminal complaint in Chennai and by doing so they have rendered the disciplinary proceedings 'meaningless'. No proof of corruption in Oval ODI: ICC
The International Cricket Council has not found any 'compelling evidence' of corruption against any player or support staff in the September 17 one-day match between England and Pakistan at The Oval. India consolidate No 1 Test ranking
India consolidated its position atop the Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship table, but Australia dropped behind England into fifth position, after losing both Tests of the just-concluded series in Bangalore on Wednesday. Second innings batting cost us the series: Ponting
Australia's captain blamed poor batting in the second innings of both the Tests for the series debacle against India. 'By losing toss often, I'm not helping my bowlers'
After India completed a 2-0 series win over Australia by winning the second Test at Bangalore, M S Dhoni singled out his bowlers for special praise. BCCI files criminal complaint against Modi
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday filed a criminal complaint with the Chennai police against former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi accusing him of misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 470 crore. India thrash Australia, pocket series 2-0
India registered a comfortable seven-wicket win over Australia shortly after tea on the fifth and final day of the second Test at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday. The win helped the hosts pocket the series 2-0. India had already retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by virtue of their win in the opening Test at Mohali last week.
October 12, 2010
Dhawan called-up for ODIs; Sachin, Sehwag rested
India will be without explosive batsman Virender Sehwag in the upcoming One-Day series against Australia due to an injury while Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan have been rested. 'Getting Sachin's wicket as my first was a relief'
Australian debutant pacer Peter George says claiming Sachin Tendulkar as his maiden Test wicket was a relief. Not an easy track to bat on: Tendulkar
Batting ace Sachin Tendulkar says the second Test against Australia is at a critical stage. It's all about how we deal with pressure and apply ourselves.' Ponting's defiance sets up exciting final day
Australia were 202 for 6 in their second innings, an overall lead of 185, at stumps on Day 4 in the second Test at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday.
October 11, 2010
India Blue win Challenger Trophy
Opener Tanmay Srivastava scored a run-a-ball 103 while talented Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary smashed a quick-fire 84 to help India Blue win the NKP Salve Challenger Series with a thumping 140-run victory over India Accolades pour in for Tendulkar at CWG
Sachin Tendulkar is not taking part in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but ask any athlete, Indian or foreign, present, about him and it is only admiration that they have for the ace batsman. 'When Sachin plays, the whole of India watches'
Young left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was at a loss for words to describe Sachin Tendulkar's batting on Day 3 of the second Test against Australia. Nafees, Kayes take Bangladesh past NZ
Openers Shahriar Nafees and Imrul Kayes shared a century stand as Bangladesh beat New Zealand by seven wickets, cruising to their target with 10 overs to spare. It gave them a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. BCCI denies sending threatening SMS to IPL teams
The BCCI on Sunday dismissed reports that its secretary N Srinivasan had sent messages to Indian Premier League franchises, allegedly asking them to align with the Board. Duminy leads SA to narrow T20 win over Zimbabwe
JP Duminy smashed a South African record score of 96 not out to lead the home side to an eight-run victory over Zimbabwe in a Twenty20 International on Sunday. South Africa, who clinched the series 2-0, piled up 194 for six and Zimbabwe made a spirited reply with a national record total of 186 for seven. Murali Vijay warned for too many logos on pads
India batsman Murali Vijay has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct and regulations governing clothing and equipment during the second Test against Australia in Bengaluru on Sunday. hris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees issued the reprimand after Vijay was found to be displaying too many advertising logos on his batting pads. Tendulkar leads India's charge on Day 3
Sachin Tendulkar, 191 not out, closed in on yet another double hundred, as India piled on the runs against Australia in the second Test in Bangalore on Monday. At stumps, on day three (after 122 overs), the home team had amassed 435 for five, just 43 runs adrift of Australia's first innings total.
October 10, 2010
We've conducted ourselves transparently: Royals
The management of Rajasthan Royals team, which has been scrapped by the BCCI due to the breach of agreement, has issued a statement where they have intended to take legal recourse to protect their investment but also said that forcing someone to opt the legal route is a shame for those who want to invest in sport in India. Lalit Modi says Royals, Kings XI axing illegal
Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India's decision to axe Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab from T20 tournament, saying it is 'illegal', as the Board has chosen the path of vengeance. 'Batting in the last few overs wasn't easy'
India still have a lot of work to do if they are to stop Australia from taking a significant step to winning the second Test. 'Shocked' Kundra to seek legal help after ban
Shocked by BCCI's decision to terminate the franchise agreement of Rajasthan Royals, co-owner Raj Kundra said that he is not sure how the fourth edition of IPL will be held under the current circumstances. Modi has nothing to do with decisions: Manohar
The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sashank Manohar said the brand IPL won't be affected due to the decision taken by board to terminate the franchise agreements of IPL teams Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. Kings XI, Rajasthan scrapped from IPL IV
In a drastic step, the the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Sunday unanimously decided to 'terminate' the franchise agreements of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, while sparing the newly-inducted Kochi team. Tendulkar tops 14,000 Test runs, leads fightback
Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman in Test history to complete 14, 000 runs while leading India's reply to Australia's formidable total on Day 2 of the second test at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.
October 09, 2010
Easy win for India Green in Challenger Trophy
India Green comfortably beat India Red by six wickets in an NKP Salve Challenger Trophy match in Indore on Saturday. 'Not playing Laxman was a good decision'
Virender Sehwag justified the team management's decision not to play VVS Laxman in the second Test, saying had 'we played him we would have been even a fielder short'. PCB lifts ban on Naved-ul-Hasan
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday lifted the one-year ban imposed on all-rounder Rana Naved ul Hasan, paving the way for his return to the national team. The board also reduced the fine imposed on him from Rs 20 lakh to 10 lakh. Honours even on Day 1 of Bangalore Test
Australia were 285 for five at stumps, with Marcus North unbeaten on 43 and Tim Paine on eight, on the opening day of the second Test against India at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Saturday.
October 08, 2010
Amarnath in IPL GC after Pataudi's refusal
The Board of Control for Cricket in India inducted former Test cricketer Mohinder Amarnath into the reconstituted Governing Council of the Indian Premier League after Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi refused to be part of the revamped council and work as a non-paid honorary member. Misbah-ul-Haq appointed Pak Test captain
In a surprising move, the Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday appointed Misbah-ul-Haq as captain for the Test series against South Africa next month in the United Arab Emirates. Intikhab puts priority on polishing Pak image
Pakistan's new cricket manager Intikhab Alam is determined to steer his under-fire players away from further controversy and restore the tattered image of the national team. Ponting won't let Laxman bat with runner again
Ricky Ponting gave India a lifeline by allowing an indisposed VVS Laxman to bat at Mohali despite not coming out to field in the Test. Australia's captain insists he won't repeat the genorisity after the losing the first Test. Pak appoint Intikhab Alam as manager
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has brought back former Test captain, Intikhab Alam as the manager of the national team after the troubled tour to England. Rain washes out Bangladesh-New Zealand second ODI
Persistent rain has washed out the second One-day International between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Dhaka on Friday.
October 07, 2010
Humble Zaheer finds place among India's best
Zaheer Khan has placed himself in the league of best Indian bowlers when he completed the landmark 250-wickets in the first Test against Australia. ED issues 'Blue Alert' on Lalit Modi
The Enforcement Directorate issued a 'Light Blue Alert notice' against the former Indian Premier League Commissioner after he repeatedly failed to make himself available for interrogation. Laxman took three injections to make Aus suffer
VVS Laxman, who had a bad back during the Mohali Test, required three painkilling injections plus tablets at each break in the game to score his priceless 73 to snatch victory from jaws of defeat and make the Australians suffer once again.
October 06, 2010
I got motivated when Gambhir got the award: Sehwag
ICC Test Player of the Year Virender Sehwag says he was inspired by Gautam Gambhir, who won the award in 2009, to perform better. 'Cricketer of year award better late than never'
Sachin Tendulkar says the ICC award is a reflection of what he has contributed to the Indian team. Tendulkar rises to No 3 in rankings
India's master batsman Sachin Tendulkar moved into third position in the latest Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen, which were released on Wednesday. The 37-year-old from Mumbai scored 98 and 38 in the Mohali Test, which India won by one-wicket on Tuesday. Tendulkar is ICC Cricketer of the Year
Batting ace Sachin Tendulkar was on Wednesday named 'Cricketer of the Year' at the ICC's awards function in Bangalore. Cricket's highest run-getter, who has 13,973 Test and 17,598 ODI runs to his name, also won the ICC People's Choice award. ICC to hear tainted Pak trio's appeal this month
The International Cricket Council on Wednesday said it will hear the appeals by three Pakistani cricketers against their suspension over the spot-fixing allegations on October 30 and 31 in Doha, Qatar. 'First Test win one of the greatest achievements'
Impressed with the way India team snatched a narrow one-wicket victory over Australia in the first cricket Test, legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar said it is one of the greatest sporting achievements of the country. It was one of my best innings: Laxman
After single-handedly guiding India to a one-wicket victory over Australia in the nail-biting first cricket Test in Mohali on Tuesday, VVS Laxman termed his unbeaten 73 as one of his best knocks of his career.
October 05, 2010
Shakib leads Bangladesh to rare victory
A brilliant all-round performance by Shakib Al Hasan steered Bangladesh to a pulsating nine-run victory over New Zealand in a rain-interrupted first one-day international on Tuesday. Shakib belted 58 off 51 balls to help the hosts to a competitive total of 228 all out. He then bamboozled the visitors with his left-arm spin to grab 4-41 as New Zealand were left stranded on 200-8 after they were set a revised target of 210 runs in 37 overs. Ashwin, Chawla spin Rest of India to victory
Anjikya Rahane's gutsy 191 was in vain as the tweak duo of R Ashwin and Piyush Chawla claimed nine wickets between them to help Rest of India humble Mumbai by 361 runs and clinch the Irani Trophy title for the fifth consecutive year. Gambhir, Ishant out of second Test
The Board of Control for Cricket in India named batsman Abhinav Mukund and pacer Jaydev Unadkat as replacements for Gambhir and Ishant respectively. Disappointed Ponting says 'difficult for Aus now'
Australia's captain Ricky Ponting says he had anticipated a match-winning knock from VVS Laxman going into the fifth and final day of the Mohali Test. 'Luckily for us, Laxman was there today'
India pacer Zaheer Khan lauded the showing of VVS Laxman in India's one-wicket victory over Australia in the first Test at Mohali. India's closest wins in Test cricket
VVS Laxman scored a splendid 73 not out as India clinched a nail-biting win over Australia in the first Test at Mohali on Tuesday. Chasing 216 to win, the home team got to the target with a wicket to spare. Vettori annoyed by lack of warm-up matches
New Zealand have been denied warm-up matches by the weather for the second time in a row on a tour of Bangladesh in an early setback to their preparations for next year's 50 overs World Cup on the Indian subcontinent. Laxman inspires India to memorable win at Mohali
VVS Laxman (73 not out) came back to haunt Australia and inspire India to a memorable win on day five of the opening test at Mohali on Tuesday. Chasing 216 to win, the home team reached their target with a wicket to spare.
October 04, 2010
We are going out for a win: Hilfenhaus
Ben Hilfenhaus, whose figures of three for 22 were instrumental in triggering an Indian batting collapse in the second innings, says Australia's bowlers executed their plans to perfection on the fourth day of the first Test. Of Ishant Sharma... and his many no-balls
Of the 70 balls Ishant bowled in the Australia's first innings of the first Test, 10 were no-balls. The second innings saw half that figure being sent down. Mohali Test: In Tendulkar rests India's hopes
India were reduced to 55 for 4 in their second innings at stumps on Day 4 of the first Test against Australia, still needing 161 runs for what now seems an improbable win.
October 03, 2010
'250-260 should be a good target'
Indian batting ace believes if India take a couple of Australian wickets early on Day 4, there is still a chance for a result. We'll do everything to win the Test: Johnson
Pacer Mitchell Johnson, who claimed five wickets in India's first innings in the first Test, says Australia will look to carry on the momentum over the next two days to win the Test. Asif, Aamir file appeals against ICC suspension
Pakistan suspended pace bowlers, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir have filed their appeals against provisional suspensions with the International Cricket Council Anti-Corruption and Security Unit. Johnson strikes, India concede lead
Australia hit back strongly in the third and final session on Day 3 of the first Test against India, at Mohali on Sunday, to take a slender first innings lead. Replying to Australia's first innings score of 428, the home team mustered 405 in their first essay. Cruising at one stage, India lost as many as six wickets in the final session.
October 02, 2010
Parthiv hits ton to pile on the agony for Mumbai
A fine century by wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel helped Rest of India pile up a mammoth total of 668 against Ranji champions Mumbai at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, during their Irani trophy tie, in Jaipur on Saturday. 2011 Cricket World Cup subject to WADA code
The World Anti-Doping Agency on Saturday confirmed that the 2011 Cricket World Cup will be subject to the world body's anti-doping code. Of Zaheer, Ponting and Usain Bolt
Seeking to clear air over the altercation Zaheer Khan had with Ricky Ponting, India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said the issue was a misunderstanding on part of Australia's captain. Harbhajan said Zaheer's remarks were not directed at Ponting; the pacer was just talking with teammate VVS Laxman. Nagpur schoolboy scores unbeaten 461
Ali Zoren Khan scaled a peak even his idol Sachin Tendulkar couldn't at his age. The 15-year-old created a record of sorts on Friday by scoring an unbeaten 461 for Nagpur Cricket Academy against Reshimbag Cricket Club in an inter-academy tournament, conducted by the Vidarbha Cricket Association. Zaheer picks five, but Aus end Day 2 on high
India, replying to Australia's first innings of 428, were 110 for 2 at stumps on Day 2 of the first Test.
October 01, 2010
Mukund's unbeaten ton guides ROI to 331/1
Abhinav Mukund struck an unbeaten 156 while Shikhar Dhawan (83) and S Badrinath too blossomed (72 n.o.) with the bat as Rest of India piled up a mammoth 331 for one against Ranji champion's Mumbai on the opening day of the Irani Trophy cricket match in Jaipur on Friday. Watson credits IPL for success on Indian wickets
Shane Watson's love affair with India continued unabated on Friday. Australia under pressure, says Ojha
Considering the wicket is going to get slow as the match progresses, spinner Pragyan Ojha says restricting Australia to 224 for 5 on the opening day bodes well for India. Nottingham Cricket Club to fund Indian school
England's Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is hoping to raise sufficient funds to sustain an Indian school, Akanksha, for a year when they host a dinner at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Zaheer came out and escalated things: Watson
He talked about keeping it a controversy-free series but Australia skipper Ricky Ponting was himself at the center of an on-field showdown in a heated exchange with Indian pacer Zaheer Khan after being dismissed on the opening day of the first Test in Mohali. Elbow injury puts Tait out for two months
Australia speedster Shaun Tait has been ruled out of all forms of the game for the next two months after undergoing surgery on his right elbow. Tait underwent arthroscopic surgery in Melbourne following long-standing right elbow problems which worsened recently. Murali to make farewell tour to Australia
Muttiah Muralitharan, the highest wicket-taker in ODIs and Test cricket, is all set to make a surprise farewell tour of Australia. He also declared his intentions to play the 2011 World Cup in the subcontinent. Afridi says he's lost desire to play Tests
Pakistan's ODI and Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi says he has no intention of going back on his 'emotional' decision to retire from Test cricket, as he has lost the desire to play the longer format of the game. 'I have no real desire to play Test cricket and the reason I lost this desire was because I was not selected consistently for Test matches,' Afridi said. Zaheer checks Aus after Watson's ton
Opener Shane Watson was unbeaten on 101 as Australia ended the opening day in the first Test against India on 224 for 4. Umpires to be the sole judges of bad light
Umpires will now be the sole judges of whether the light is fit to allow play in one of eight amendments to the rules of cricket which will come into effect on Friday.
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