Cricket News

September 30, 2010
Mohali to make way for Mullanpur
It is without doubt one of India's best stadiums. However, it won't stay that way in the future. Yuvraj aims to make a mark in Irani Trophy
Ousted from the national team, swashbuckling batsman Yuvraj Singh would launch his desperate comeback bid when he leads defending champions Rest of India against Ranji winners Mumbai in the Irani Trophy match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Friday. It is not about revenge: Ricky Ponting
Allan Border failed. So did Mark Taylor. Steve Waugh failed to conquer what he once described as the 'final frontier.' Like Dalmiya, Modi too will return: Bindra
Lalit Modi continues to find support from unexpected quarters. IS Bindra became the latest voice to have kind words for the former IPL commissioner. I don't believe in making strategies: Dhoni
It is probably for the first time since the inception of the game that India goes into a series against Australia on a higher pedestal. Gayle rejects Windies central contract
West Indies captain Chris Gayle has turned down a central contract with the West Indies Cricket Board. 'I don't subscribe to the view of banning Pak'
The International Cricket Council has no plans to ban Pakistan from world cricket and neither does ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat have any problems with PCB chairman Ejaz Butt. Dhoni keen to track India's performance at CWG
They are bracing up for a tough Test series against Australia but India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday said he and his teammates will keenly follow the progress of their compatriots at the Commonwealth Games. Butt withdraws corruption allegations
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt withdrew on Wednesday allegations of match-fixing against the England team during the third One-day International at the Oval on September 17.
September 29, 2010
Gavaskar ready to serve India free of charge
Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said that the rumours of him rejecting Board of Control for Cricket in India's honorary position in the Indian Premier League's Governing Council are false. Trophy for Airtel India-Aus series unveiled
The trophy for the upcoming Airtel India-Australia series, which starts with the first Test at Mohali on Friday, was unveiled in Chandigarh on Wednesday. India captain M S Dhoni and his Australian counterpart Ricky Ponting unveiled the glittering trophy at a function held in the hotel where the two teams are staying. Modi took 24 luxury watches free: BCCI
Lalit Modi's fall from grace was complete on Wednesday when he was ousted from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, which revealed more financial irregularities by him. 'Who said Gavaskar not in IPL Governing Council'
Amid media reports that Sunil Gavaskar is dropped from the Indian Premier League's Governing council, BCCI president Shashank Manohar clarified that a decision on the former India captain being retained is yet to be taken. Salman Butt appeals suspension from playing
Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt has appealed against his suspension from the game for alleged fixing, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said on Wednesday. Sehwag named ICC brand ambassador
Virender Sehwag is one of four leading cricketers chosen by the International Cricket Council as its ambassadors for 2010-2011. The ICC has chosen five ambassadors, including Australian umpire Simon Taufel, for the year, during which its flagship event, the ODI World Cup, will be jointly staged by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Kumar Sangakkara, Paul Collingwood and Michael Clarke are the other ambassadors. Don't expect a traditional Mohali pitch: Curator
The pitch at the PCA stadium in Mohali has traditionally been a bouncy one but the pitch is expected to be a lot slower when it is used for the first cricket Test between India and Australia. Team India's new ODI kit unveiled
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Team India is all set to be seen in brand new attire after their official apparel sponsor Nike unveiled their new One-Day kit in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Modi ousted from BCCI, Dalmiya back
Chirayu Amin has been appointed new chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL), while former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was dropped from the Governing Council of the IPL. Dhoni, Raina join Indian squad after CL T20 win
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina on Wednesday joined the Test squad ahead of the first Test against Australia in Mohali after completing their Champions League Twenty20 engagements for Chennai Super Kings in South Africa. Aus opener Hughes bowled over by Sachin's humility
Sachin Tendulkar's humility has bowled over Australian batsman Philip Hughes, who says it was a fantastic experience to get tips from the Indian icon over a cup of coffee.
September 28, 2010
Manohar, Srinivasan elected unopposed
Shashank Manohar and N Srinivasan on Tuesday retained unopposed their posts of Cricket Board president and secretary respectively with the closing of nominations ahead of Wednesday's 81st AGM. PCB chief to return to London to consult lawyers
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt will arrive in London on Tuesday to consult his legal advisers about replying to English demands that he apologise over allegations about match-fixing. Yuvraj, Karthik, Badrinath to lead Challenger side
Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik will lead India Blue and India Red respectively, while India Green will be captained by Subramanium Badrinath when Airtel Challenger Series for NKP Salve Trophy commences in Indore from October 8-11. 'Ponting should take inspiration from Tendulkar'
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting should take inspiration from cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar in order to resurrect his fading batting form, according to former captain Mark Taylor. Botham backs England for 'magnificent' Ashes win
Former cricket legend Ian Botham has predicted that England would beat Australia in the battle for the Ashes with out-of-favour batsman Kevin Pietersen being one of the key trump cards. BCCI AGM: What's on the agenda
N Srinivasan, currently the Cricket Board's secretary, is all set to be elevated as the next president-elect at the BCCI's 81st Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on Wednesday. Harbhajan undergoes MRI scan, may be advised rest
As India gears up for the tough Test series against Australia, its spin spearhead Harbhajan Singh underwent an MRI scan in a local hospital after suffering a side sprain. Butt's 'one-man fiefdom' bad for Pakistan cricket
An editorial in a leading Pakistan newspaper has said that the one-man 'fiefdom' of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt would kill cricket in the country. Ashes update: Are the Aussies are running scared?
England's chief cricket selector Geoff Miller has fired a fierce Ashes broadside at the Aussies by claiming that their batsmen are running scared and fear his three-pronged giant fast-bowling attack and the world's No.1 spinner Graeme Swann. Asif hoping for lady luck as he is set to marry
Suspended Pakistan speedster Muhammad Asif is hoping that his marriage with Sana Hilal on Thursday will change his life and bring him luck and success.
September 27, 2010
Sehwag, Harbhajan's injuries are minor: Physio
Swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag batted with ease after having hurt his right knee while facing speedster Ishant Sharma during Sunday's net session, at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. IPL-3: BCCI unearths more scandals
Suspended Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi could be in further trouble after the Board of Control for Cricket in India unearthed another couple of instances of corruption in the Twenty20 mega event. Pak team manager Yawar Saeed quits
Scandal-hit Pakistan cricket team's manager Yawar Saeed on Monday stepped down from his post just a week after returning from the torrid tour of England, which was marred by spot-fixing allegations. Salman Butt forced Amir into fixing: sources
In a shocking revelation, Mohammad Amir has informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he was lured and dragged into spot fixing by suspended Test skipper Salman Butt. Injured Gambhir rested in second innings
India opener Gautam Gambhir, who was hit on his wrist by a rising delivery during Australia's tour opener against Board President XI, did not came out to bat on Monday, opting to rest. However, the doctor who attended on him said it is just a precautionary measure and there is nothing to worry about. Sehwag, Zaheer hold key, says Ian Chappell
Former Australia cricketer Ian Chappell reckons that Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag holds the key to MS Dhoni's team winning the two-Test series against Australia. Darrell Hair terms Pak cricketers 'cheats & liars'
Former Australian umpire Darrell Hair has termed Pakistan cricketers as "cheats and liars", and criticised the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not taking action against fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for ball tampering. It can't get bigger than this: MS Dhoni
An emotional Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said it could not get bigger for his side to bag their second title of the year by by winning the Champions League Twenty20 title. Pacers take time to find their rhythm: Sreesanth
Having made an unimpressive comeback to competitive cricket, temperamental pacer S Sreesanth has said fast bowlers take time to rediscover their rhythm after an injury lay-off. I asked Ponting if I could fly home: Clarke
Australian vice captain Michael Clarke, who is India for the two Test series, described how devastated he felt when he was dropped from the team in 2005. Watson eyeing to keep Ojha at bay
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has set his sights on Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha saying that he could be the key to India's bowling attack in the upcoming Test series.
September 26, 2010
Injury scare for Gambhir, Sehwag
In an injury scare, Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was on Sunday rushed to a local hospital in Chandigarh after being hit on his right wrist by a delivery during Board President XI's game against Australia only to be discharged later without any problem. Chennai Super Kings win Champions League
Murali Vijay and Mike Hussey cracked a sparkling half-century each as Chennai Super Kings were crowned the Champions League Twenty20 winners with their eight-wicket victory over Warriors in Johannesburg on Sunday. IPL-III accounts to be discussed on Monday
The accounts of the Indian Premier League's third edition, after which its Commissioner Lalit Modi was suspended, would be taken up for discussion when the 13-member Governing Council of the Twenty20 tournament meets in Mumbai on Monday. Jacobs credits victory to all-round effort
Davy Jacobs was undoubtedly a happy man after guiding his side into its maiden Champions League Twenty20 final and the Warriors captain said the comfortable win against a formidable South Australia in the second semi-final was result of team effort. Hair terms Pakistan players 'cheats and liars'
The controversial former Australian Test umpire Darrell Hair termed the Pakistan cricketers as "cheats, frauds and liars" and criticised the International Cricket Council (ICC), the world governing body, for refusing to act despite apparent evidence that Shoaib Akhtar tampered with the ball, during the ODI against England at the Rose Bowl, last Wednesday.
September 25, 2010
Clinical Warriors storm into final
Warriors produced a clinical display and defeated South Australia Redbacks comprehensively by 30 runs to storm into the final of the Champions League Twenty20 in Centurion on Saturday. Gambhir defends bowlers, blames 'flat track'
Board President's XI captain Gautam Gambhir defended his unimpressive bowlers and blamed a flat track for their lackluster show on the opening day of the warm-up match against Australia in Chandigarh. PCB gears up for legal battle with ECB
The Pakistan Cricket Board is readying itself for a legal battle with the England and Wales Cricket Board, who has demanded financial compensation for PCB chief Ijaz Butt's accusation against English players. Johnson to target Sehwag with short-pitched stuff
Aware of the fact that letting Virender Sehwag play his free-flowing game could be perilous for them in the upcoming Test series, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has vowed to stop the explosive Indian opener by peppering him with short-balls. Dhoni praises Raina after CSK's win
After entering the Champions League Twenty20 final, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Suresh Raina for his breezy unbeaten 48-ball 94 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in semi-final.
September 24, 2010
Chennai crush Bangalore to storm into final
Suresh Raina's blazing half-century helped Chennai Super Kings crush Royal Challengers Bangalore to storm into the final of the Champions League Twenty20 in Durban, on Friday. Aus hoping to make best of President's XI clash
Ricky Ponting-led Australia will be keen to get vital match practice, and key Indian players returning from injuries are looking to assess their fitness, when the visitors and Board President's XI clash in a three-day practice match in Chandigarh on Saturday. For the Ashes, size does matter for England
England cricket selectors have super-sized their fast bowling attack for the coming Ashes tour, recalling giant Chris Tremlett for the five-Test series starting on November 25 in Brisbane. 'England tour was difficult on and off the field'
Pakistan Coach Waqar Younis has said that the near three-month-long tour of England, which was marred by 'spot-fixing' allegations, had been difficult "on and off the field". UDRS in ODIs is a must: Shahid Afridi
Pakistan's One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi has called for the introduction of the referral system in ODIs, pointing out that one wrong decision by an umpire could change the outcome of the match. Figure out the Indian squad for Aus Tests
A look at the performances of Indian players in Test cricket and also against Australia.
September 23, 2010
SC to hear Lalit Modi petition on Oct 20
The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred till October 20 hearing of a plea by suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi seeking stay of an order of the Bombay High Court which dismissed his petition for reconstitution of a disciplinary committee. Need a plan to combat Zaheer, Bhajji: Clarke
The vice-captain of the Australian team Michael Clarke feels that combating India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will be a tough ask but they are up for it. England name Panesar, Tremlett in Ashes squad
England recalled left-arm spinner Monty Panesar for the Ashes series in Australia in their 16-man squad named on Thursday. India face home pressure at World Cup: Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly says Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Co would be under a lot of pressure to lift the trophy when the country co-hosts the World Cup next year but hoped veteran Sachin Tendulkar's experience would steer them to the title. RCB to take on CSK in CL T20 semis
It is going to be a battle between Mahendra Singh Dhoni's spirited leadership and the strategic acumen of experienced Anil Kumble when their teams Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore take on each other in the Champions League Twenty20 semi-final in Durban on Friday. Shoaib Akhtar again caught on camera tampering
Pakistan cricket was embroiled in another controversy after pacer Shoaib Akhtar was caught on camera tampering with the ball during England's Rose Bowl win on Wednesday. 'As IPL champions, we are expected to do well'
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said being the Indian Premier League champions his side was expected to qualify for the semifinals of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament. England crush Pakistan to secure home sweep
England completed a clean sweep of their 2010 home series when they defeated Pakistan by 121 runs in the fifth and final one-day international on Wednesday. Pakistan, set 257 to win the match and the series, tumbled from 63 without loss to 135 all out after batting under the lights in the day-night match on a warm evening at the Rose Bowl.
September 22, 2010
Udana 'tricks' as Wayamba score consolation win
Left-arm pacer Isuru Udana recorded the first hat-trick of the Champions League Twenty20 as Wayamba Elevens crushed Central District by 75 runs in their last league match of the Twenty20 tournament, in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. Chennai beat Warriors to enter semis
Chennai Super Kings outclassed Warriors by 11 runs to qualify for the semi-finals, in the final Group A match, in the Champions League Twenty20, in Port Elizabeth, on Wednesday. Kirsten happy playing top teams leading to WC
With world-class series against some top sides lined up, India coach Gary Kirsten said the team couldn't have asked for a better build-up to the 2011 World Cup. ECB threatens to take legal action against Butt
The England and Wales Cricket Board has threatened to take legal action against Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt unless he apologises for accusing England of losing a game. Hashim Amla to complete a full circle in India
When South African Hashim Amla vies with India's Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Graeme Swann of England for the ICC Cricketer of the Year Award in Bengaluru on October 6, he would complete a full circle in the land from where his forebears came. T20 games turn in one over, says Kohli
The last-over heartbreak against Mumbai Indians in the previous match still fresh in his mind, Bangalore Royal Challengers batsman Virat Kohli said he was happy that he could take his team to the semifinals of the Champions League. Shoaib Akhtar fit to play in decider
Pakistan team manager Yawar Saeed has confirmed that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is fit to participate in Wednesday's fifth ODI against England at Rose Bowl in Hampshire. Match-fixing has tarnished reputation: Ponting
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting on Tuesday accepting that the ongoing match-fixing imbroglio has tarnished the reputation of cricket as a 'clean sport' urged the players to maintain the clean reputation of the sport by maintaining their performances. Four Pak players clear random dope tests
Four Pakistan players including captain, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Kamran Akmal and Mohammed Yousuf, currently touring England have cleared their respective dope tests conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
September 21, 2010
PCB chief Butt wants ICC CEO Lorgat sacked
Opening a new front, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt on Tuesday demanded the sacking of International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat over his role in handling the match-fixing allegations. Pak didn't want to continue after Riaz-Trott spat
Pakistan one-day captain Shahid Afridi admitted that following a clash between left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz and England batsman Jonathan Trott, his team had considered not playing the fourth One-Day International at Lord's. South Australia continue winning run
Ramnaresh Sarwan's gallant half-century went in vain as Guyana suffered a 15-run defeat against South Australia in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Bangalore beat Lions by six wickets, enter semis
Royal Challengers Bangalore top-order fired in unison as they humbled the Lions by six wickets to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Pakistan-Australia Test at Lord's fixed: report
The scandal-prone Pakistan team's alleged involvement in match-fixing seems to be getting bigger in proportion as reports on Tuesday claimed that their 150-run loss against Australia at Lord's in July is under investigation by the International Cricket Council. Injured Kallis ruled out of Champions League
The Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday were dealt a blow as all-rounder Jacques Kallis was ruled out of the Champions League Twenty20 due to a neck injury. Cricketing public must know how TV rights work: HC
In a significant observation that might affect the way BCCI enters into contracts for broadcast rights of matches, Bombay High Court has held that the 'cricketing public' must know about these deals. Franchises worried about new IPL pay structure
It's not only the controversial player retention clause set by the IPL governing council, that is keeping the franchises worried but also the pay structure of first-class cricketers, who won't go up for the auctions that is concerning the IPL team owners. 'CWG organisers started late with the stadiums'
While India struggle to get ready for next month's Commonwealth Games in Delhi, organisers for next year's cricket World Cup in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have struck an altogether more confident note. Australian cricketers get unprecedented security
The Australian cricketers, who arrived here on Monday for a two Test series against India, have been provided with more than 100 security guards in military-style uniforms, who will be guarding them round the clock. Banning Pakistan isn't the solution, says Ponting
Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Tuesday asked the International Cricket Council to get to the root of the spot-fixing allegations against Pakistan but said banning the country was not a solution to the problem. I can't sleep because I fear for life: Veena Malik
The former girlfriend of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, actress Veena Malik, has said that she has received death threats after speaking out about the match-fixing scandal. James Anderson poses nude for magazine cover
England cricketer James Anderson has become the first professional player to feature on the cover page of gay magazine Attitude. Siddle fined for bowling dangerously against CSK
Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle was fined 750 dollars after being expelled by the umpire from the Victoria Bushrangers' attack during their tense win over Chennai Super Kings. England Ashes squad picks itself
England's Ashes touring party will have seven batsmen, with six listed to play in every Test, at least until things go wrong, and Eoin Morgan will start as the seventh choice, unless injuries intervene, claims noted cricket writer and commentator Scyld Berry in a write-up for the Sunday Telegraph. Trott, Wahab involved in altercation
Pakistan team manager Yawar Saeed confirmed that England batsman Jonathan Trott and Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz were involved in a confrontation before the fourth one-day international at Lord's. Pakistan square series with spirited win at Lord's
Pakistan recovered from a terrible start to their day to complete a spirited victory in the fourth One-day International against England at Lord's on Monday. Victoria crush Wayamba by eight wickets
Victoria produced a disciplined all-round performance to inflict a humiliating eight-wicket defeat on Wayamba and keep their hopes alive of reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League twenty20 in Centurion on Monday.
September 20, 2010
Ban Pakistan from international cricket: Botham
Legendary England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham called for a ban on the Pakistan team from all forms of cricket until the match-fixing charges against its players are not fully investigated. Sidebottom retires from international cricket
England left-arm pace bowler Ryan Sidebottom has retired from international cricket, the player said in a statement on Monday. The Nottinghamshire swing bowler, 32, played 22 Tests, taking 79 wickets after making his England debut in 2001. England reject corruption allegations
England on Monday angrily rejected allegations from a senior Pakistani official that they were involved in match-fixing in the third one-day international against Pakistan last week. Tendulkar, Sehwag shortlisted for top ICC awards
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag of India, Hashim Amla of South Africa and England's Graeme Swann have all been short-listed for the top honour at the LG ICC Awards 2010, it was announced on Monday. Sreesanth confident of doing well against Aus
An elated Shantakumaran Sreesanth, who made a comeback to India's squad for the two-Test series against Australia, said playing for the country is a great opportunity. Yuvraj axed, Pujara included for Australia Tests
Yuvraj Singh was left out of the Indian squad for the forthcoming Test series against Australia next month. His place in the team was taken by Saurashtra middle order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been one of the most successful batsmen in domestic cricket in the last few years. Will be relieved once Pak series is over: Strauss
England cricket captain Andrew Strauss says he will be 'relieved' once the ongoing series against Pakistan is over and done with as the allegations of spot-fixing were 'casting a shadow" on his team's performance. Butt alleges Eng players were paid to lose 3rd ODI
In a sensational verbal attack on English cricketers, PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt has said that instead of Pakistani players, Andrew Strauss's men should be probed as some of them were 'paid enormous amounts of money' to lose the under-investigation ODI at the Oval. Bravo brought us back into the game: Tendulkar
Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday heaped praise on West Indian Dwayne Bravo for his all-round effort that set the platform for the thrilling two-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in Durban on Sunday. PCB chairman rejects corruption allegations
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt rejected on Sunday allegations of corruption in the third one-day international against England and said he felt there was a conspiracy against the national team.
September 19, 2010
Clinical Lions sink Guyana by nine wickets
Ethan O'Reilly shone with the ball, while skipper Alviro Petersen and Richard Cameron scored quickfire unbeaten half-centuries to guide Highveld Lions to a nine-wicket victory over Guyana in a Group B Champions League Twenty20 match in Johannesburg on Sunday. Bravo stars in Mumbai's victory over RCB
Dwayne Bravo's superb all-round showing saw Mumbai Indians edge past Royal Challengers Bangalore in a thrilling finish in the Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 in Durban, on Sunday. Zaheer, Harbhajan expected to return to Test squad
Senior bowlers Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh are expected to return to the Indian squad for the first Test against Australia at Mohali from October 1, which will be picked by the Board of Control for Cricket in India selection committee in Chennai on Monday. Victoria look to continue momentum against Wayamba
After snatching a dramatic Super Over win against Chennai Super Kings, Victoria Bushrangers would look to keep themselves in contention for a semi-final berth with a win against a struggling Wayamba XI in a Pakistan criticise response to corruption row
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) accused the world governing body on Saturday of mishandling fresh corruption allegations levelled against the national team following the third one-day international against England. Bell leads Warwickshire to title
Ian Bell scored a brilliant century to lead Warwickshire to a three-wicket victory in the final of English cricket's 40-over competition on Saturday, which handed Somerset a hat-trick of heartbreaks. Warne to enter nightclub business: report
Former Australian spinner Shane Warne is reportedly foraying into the nightclub industry along with football player Dermott Brereton in Melbourne, Sydney and India. ICC planning review of anti-corruption measures
Jolted by the match-fixing scandal that has tarnished the image of the game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning a technology-oriented review of its anti-corruption measures. ICC needs to act quickly on match-fixing: Ponting
Cricket's image has taken a beating due to the match-fixing scandal surrounding the Pakistan team, Australian captain Ricky Ponting said on Sunday as he called on the ICC to act fast and clean up the game. Call off Pakistan tour: England coach Flower
Bewildered after the latest match-fixing allegations against Pakistan's cricketers, England coach Andy Flower and former captain Alec Stewart have demanded that the series between the two sides be immediately called off. Series with Pakistan will go ahead: SA
Cricket South Africa on Sunday denied reports that its players were reluctant to play against Pakistan in the wake of the match-fixing scandal, saying that the series between the two sides in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month would go ahead as scheduled. Fixing scam: SA reluctant to play Pakistan
Rattled by the match-fixing allegations against the Pakistan cricket team, the South African team is reportedly reluctant to play against them in a series in Abu Dhabi and Dubai next month. Former ICC chief Mani blames PCB for current mess
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani said there is a clear trust deficit between the ICC and the PCB.
September 18, 2010
No bookie can approach me for match-fixing: Yuvraj
Explosive Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh has said that his body language while playing for the country is such that no bookie would dare approach him for match-fixing. Jacobs inspires Warriors to convincing win
Openers Davey Jacobs and Ashwell Prince shared a 147-run partnership off just 94 balls to help Warriors beat Central Districts by six wickets in their Champions League Twenty20 Group A match in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. ECB seeks assurance from ICC
With the current Pakistan tour marred by match-fixing allegations, a concerned ECB on Friday sought an assurance from the ICC that the game's world body does not have evidence which could result in charges or suspension of players prior to the conclusion of the series. 'Legalising betting won't stop cricket corruption'
Legalising betting cannot stop corruption in cricket, feels former India all-rounder Ajay Jadeja, who says there is very little that can be done if an individual 'is ready to do something'. Victoria beat Chennai via the Super Over
Opener Murali Vijay's breezy 73 went in vain as Victoria Bushrangers snatched a dramatic win over Chennai Super Kings in a keenly contested Champions League Twenty20 Group A match that had to be decided via the Super Over in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. PCB wants information on Scotland Yard probe
The PCB is still waiting to get some information from the Scotland Yard on the initial evidence it has passed on to the Crown Prosecutor's Office in London on the spot-fixing allegations against three Pakistani cricketers. Bookie Majeed's brother agent to ex Pak cricketers
Alleged bookie Mazhar Majeed's links with the Pakistan cricket team seem to run quite deep as his brother Azhar had also acted as an agent for many former and current cricketers of the country. Domestic cricket is corruption-free: Amre
In the wake of raging spot-fixing controversy, former Test cricketer and current Mumbai coach Praveen Amre said domestic cricket in the country was corruption-free. Next seven months a huge challenge for us: Ponting
Skipper Ricky Ponting has said that the next seven months for Australia and himself will be the greatest challenge of his career. Fit-again Tanvir returns to nets
Pakistan pacer Sohail Tanvir, who was sidelined for the past 10 months due to a knee injury, returned to bowling in the nets in Islamabad. ICC investigating 3rd Pak-Eng ODI: report
The match-fixing scandal continues to get bigger in proportion and Pakistan remains at the centre of it with reports now emerging that the ICC is investigating the team's third one-dayer against England as it might have been rigged by 'illegal betting syndicates in India and Dubai.' Gul's six gives Pakistan victory
Umar Gul took six wickets in a devastating display of quick bowling as Pakistan kept the One-day cricket series alive with a 23-run victory over England at the Oval on Friday. Too many wickets cost us the match: Kumble
Royal Challenger Bangalore skipper Anil Kumble held his team's batting failure for the humiliating eight-wicket defeat to South Australia in the Champions League Twenty20 Group B match in Durban.
September 17, 2010
UK police pass spot-fixing file to prosecutors
British police have sent to prosecutors their initial findings in an investigation into allegations of spot-fixing by Pakistani cricketers during a Test match against England last month, the police said on Friday. Redbacks whip RCB for third straight win
Skipper Michael Klinger and Daniel Harris produced a 124-run opening partnership to help South Australia inflict a humiliating eight-wicket defeat on Royal Challengers Bangalore and qualify for the Champions League Twenty20 semi-final in Durban on Friday. Notts clinch County championship
Nottinghamshire pipped Somerset to the 2010 English County championship by taking three late Lancashire wickets and winning a bonus point in a thrilling rain-affected finale to the season on Thursday. 'Prolonged rains in Mohali a worrying factor'
Prolonged spells of rain in the region have affected preparation of pitch at the PCA stadium here which is to host the first Test against Australia next month, its curator said in Mohali. BCCI admits Pathan approached by a stranger
The Board of Control for Cricket in India admitted on Friday that Irfan Pathan was approached by a "stranger" a few years back and said the discarded pacer did the right thing by informing the team manager. Andrew Flintoff factoid
Andrew Flintoff factoid: Career and life details. ICC rebukes umpire Hill for spot-fixing comments
The International Cricket Council has reprimanded New Zealand umpire Tony Hill for publicly stating that he suspected the no-balls bowled by Pakistani pacers during the Lord's Test in England to be deliberate, according to a report. Hasan denies writing to Zardari on spot-fixing row
Pakistan's High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan has refuted reports that he wrote a letter of complaint to President Asif Zardari expressing his unhappiness with the PCB's handling of the spot-fixing row which led to the suspension of three Pakistani cricketers. County cricketer charged in match-fixing claim
Former Essex County cricketer Mervyn Westfield has been charged with 'conspiracy to defraud' for his role in an alleged rigged County match last year Playing in India my biggest challenge: Hauritz
Australian spinner Nathan Hauritz on Friday said the Test series in India next month is the toughest challenge of his career but he is confident of doing well in the subcontinent. Choose between BCCI and IPL team: SC to Srinivasan
The Supreme Court on Thursday suggested Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary N Srinivasan choose between an administrator's role in the Indian Cricket Board or owner of his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings to avoid conflict of interest. Afridi asks mates to take inspiration from Qureshi
Pakistan's ODI and Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi has called on his players to seek inspiration from the exploits of tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi to make a comeback in the one-day series against England. Suspected bookie sent Irfan Pathan expensive gifts
The corruption scandal that has rocked international cricket is finding an echo in India as well, with out-of-favour pacer Irfan Pathan on Friday claiming that he was sent expensive gifts by a 'stranger', suspected to be a bookie, during a series. Scotland Yard may end spot-fixing probe next week
The Scotland Yard is expected to complete its investigations into the spot-fixing allegations against three Pakistani players by next week.
September 16, 2010
Pollard blasts Mumbai Indians to victory
Kieron Pollard's blazing 72 helped Mumbai Indians ease past Guyana by 31 runs for their first victory in Group B, in the Champions League Twenty20, in Durban, on Thursday. Former Essex player charged with fraud
Former Essex county cricketer Mervyn Westfield has been charged with fraud over allegations that he deliberately bowled badly in a domestic match last year, prosecutors said on Thursday. Flintoff retires from all forms of cricket
England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Thursday after years of battling injury. Pawar maintains ICC stance against corruption
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday made it clear that it would not tolerate corruption in cricket and warned of stern action against players found guilty in the spot-fixing scandal which has rocked the sport. Spot-fixing: PCB boss Butt to meet ICC chief Pawar
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ejaz Butt is scheduled to meet the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Sharad Pawar in India on Thursday. Mascarenhas receives two-week ban starting in 2011
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has handed a two-week ban, starting next season, to all-rounder Dmitri Mascarenhas for his Twitter outburst against national selector Geoff Miller. 'Modi objects Srinivasan's presence at panel meet'
Suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi has taken strong exception to the presence of BCCI secretary N Srinivasan at the disciplinary committee proceeding against him which are in progress in Delhi, his lawyer Mehmood Abdi said. 'Amir's no-ball at Lord's seemed deliberate'
The umpires officiating the controversial Lord's Test felt that Pakistan bowler Muhammad Amir had delivered a deliberate no-ball during the fourth Test against England, but had put it down to tactics rather than spot-fixing at the time, local media reported. Dhoni lauds Raina, Vijay for match-winning role
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday heaped praise on Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay for setting the platform for the comfortable 97-run victory over Wayamba in Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in Centurion.
September 15, 2010
Finch powers Victoria to victory
Victoria to a sensational seven-wicket victory over Central Districts in their second Group A match in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in Centurion on Wednesday. Chennai crush Wayamba for second win
Murali Vijay and Suresh Raina smashed blazing half-centuries while R Ashwin claimed four wickets as Chennai Super Kings crushed Wayamba by 97 runs in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 in Centurion, on Wednesday. Englishman Pont named Bangladesh bowling coach
Ian Pont has been appointed bowling coach of Bangladesh after former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener declined the role. Englishman Pont was formerly bowling coach for the Netherlands for two years up until the 2007 World Cup. WADA to conduct dope tests on Pakistan players
Four Pakistan cricketers will undergo dope tests before the third one-day international against England on Friday, a Pakistan team official said. Team manager Yawar Saeed confirmed that a team of experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) reached London and notified the Pakistan team that random dope tests would be conducted before the match, at The Oval. ICC should impose life ban on fixers: Muralitharan
The International Cricket Council (ICC) should impose life ban on the Pakistani players if they are found guilty of spot-fixing, Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan said in Centurion, on Wednesday. Central excise slaps service tax notice on Yuvraj
The Central excise department slapped a notice on King's XI Punjab cricketer Yuvraj Singh seeking payment of service tax to the tune of Rs 1.15 crore raised on his income from two seasons of Indian Premier League (IPL) and endorsements. Desperate Mumbai eye victory against Guyana
Stunned by back-to-back defeats, Sachin Tendulkar-led Mumbai Indians will be desperate to find their winning ways when they take on a low-profile Guyana in a Champions League Group B match in Durban. ICC says no list of IPL players under scanner
The International Cricket Council on Wednesday refuted media reports that 29 players who participated in the Indian Premier League are under the scanner of its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit for suspected match-fixing or spot-fixing. BCCI welcomes HC's rejection of Modi's petition
The Board of Control for Cricket in India welcomed the Bombay High Court's decision to dismiss suspended IPL Chairman Lalit Modi's petition challenging the constitution of its disciplinary committee and decided to continue the hearing in New Delhi. Bombay High Court dismisses Modi's petition
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed for the second time the petition filed by suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi, challenging constitution of the BCCI disciplinary committee, formed to look into the alleged irregularities committed by him. PCB unaware of Aamir's turning into an informant
The Pakistan Cricket Board is not aware whether Mohammad Aamir is contemplating becoming an ICC informant in the ongoing investigations into the startling spot-fixing scandal. ICC plans to start Test league from 2013
In its bid to promote the traditional version of the game in the age of slam bang Twenty20 cricket, the ICC is contemplating of introducing a Test league from where top four teams would qualify for a quadrennial play-off event to begin in 2013. Fielding cost us the match: Tendulkar
Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar blamed the fielders for his side's defeat against South Australia in the Champions League and said now it would take something "special" from them to bring their campaign back on track in the tournament.
September 14, 2010
South Australia stun Mumbai in thrilling finish
Openers Daniel Harris and Michael Klinger hit half-centuries to help South Australia stun Mumbai Indians by five wickets in a thrilling finish in the Champions League Group B match in Durban, on Tuesday. Modi wants proceedings halted pending HC order
Suspended Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India to halt its disciplinary committee proceedings against him till the Bombay high court pronounces the order on his petition against a couple of the committee members in the panel on Wednesday. India grey market for betting: Mani
Describing India as a 'grey market' for gambling in cricket, former International Cricket Council chief Ehsan Mani urged the International Cricket Council to ask the Indian government to legalise betting. ICC to review its anti-corruption measures
The ICC termed the recent spot-fixing allegations involving Pakistani players as a "warning" and said it will recommend a wide-ranging and, if necessary, independent review of the current anti-corruption measures to maintain the integrity of the sport. Latif resigns as PCB questions 'fixing' comments
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has resigned from a coaching position with the country's national body after being asked to explain comments he made about the current spot-fixing and betting scandal. Modi hearing put off to Tuesday evening
With panel member Jyotiraditya Scindia unable to attend due to illness, Tuesday's hearing of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Disciplinary Committee, probing charges of financial irregularities against suspended Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi, was suspended till evening. CL T20: Chennai favourites against Wayamba
After notching a thumping win in their tournament opener, Chennai Super Kings are favourites to register another victory when they take on Sri Lanka's Wayamba Elevens in the Champions League Twenty20 match at the Centurion on Wednesday. Ashes: Strauss, Flower plan secret camp
England captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower will reportedly give a final chance to many youngsters to book an Ashes spot at a secret camp in Europe. Amir could become ICC informant to escape life ban
Pakistan's teenage pacer Mohammad Amir, who is implicated in the spot-fixing scandal that has shaken world cricket, could become an informant for the ICC and reveal "dodgy betting identities that corrupted him" to escape a life ban, a media report in Melbourne said on Tuesday. Outspoken Latif gets PCB notice, may resign soon
Pakistan's former captain Rashid Latif has decided to step down as wicketkeeping coach in the Pakistan Cricket Board after being issued a showcause notice for speaking about the raging spot-fixing and betting scandal on a television show. Tainted Pak trio can seek ICC hearing by Sept 20
The suspended Pakistani trio of Test captain Salman Butt and pace bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir have until September 20 to ask for a hearing of the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security unit to challenge the provisional suspension imposed on them. UDRS should be introduced in ODIs: Afridi
Pakistan ODI captain Shahid Afridi reckons that the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS), increasingly common in Test cricket, should also be introduced in one-day international format. Australian cricketers not under IPL investigation
Cricket Australia (CA) has disputed reports that two Australian players were under investigation for corruption in last year's Indian Premier League (IPL).
September 13, 2010
Jacobs inspires Warriors to an easy victory
Captain David Jacobs led from the front with a breezy fifty as Warriors registered a comprehensive 28-run victory over Victoria in their second Champions League twenty20 match in Port Elizabeth on Monday. 'Tuesday's BCCI hearing against Modi cancelled'
With the Bombay high court to continue its hearing on the petition by suspended Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi, Tuesday's meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's disciplinary committee, probing the alleged financial irregularities by him in running the T20 league, in Delhi is expected to be cancelled, his lawyer said. Eden Gardens unable to host New Zealand Test
The BCCI will have to look for some other alternative to hold India's second Test match during the New Zealand Tour as Cricket Association of Bengal expressed its inability to host the rubber. Mumbai Indians hope to bounce back against SA
After a stunning loss in the tournament-opener, Sachin Tendulkar's Mumbai Indians would be determined to post a win when they take on South Australia in the Champions League Twenty20 Group B match in Durban, on Tuesday. 'Fixers targetting kids in under-age tournaments'
International Players' Union chief Tim May fears the betting mafia might be targetting children in under-age cricket tournaments to get them involved in corruption at the senior level. No match-fixing in IPL, says Warne
Cricket Australia on Monday refuted reports that two of its players were under the International Cricket Council's scanner for suspected involvement in match-fixing during the Indian Premier League's second season last year. Keep Tweets sweet, England cricketers warned
England's cricketers have been warned to mind their manners on Twitter after two players were fined for using obscenities on the social network site. Crisis in Lalu-led Bihar Cricket Association
Barely 17 days before the Board of Control for Cricket in India's annual general meeting, the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) led by Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav is embroiled in a controversy with its rebel group unilaterally electing a president and a general secretary on Sunday. Perfect, all-round show for us: Kumble
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Anil Kumble on Sunday described his side's nine-wicket crushing of underdogs Guyana in their opening Champions League Twenty20 match as a "perfect game" with his players coming up with an all-round show.
September 12, 2010
Strauss ton lifts England to victory over Pakistan
Andrew Strauss delivered the perfect riposte to those questioning his place in England's One-Day team with a polished 126 to help his side to a four-wicket win over Pakistan in Leeds on Sunday. Bangalore crush Guyana by nine wickets
Jacques Kallis starred with an all-round performance as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed underdogs Guyana by nine wickets in their opening Champions League Twenty20 match in Centurion on Sunday. Champions League: Redbacks beat Lions by 11 runs
Captain Michael Klinger smashed a blistering 78 as he led South Australia Redbacks to an 11-run victory over giant-killers Highveld Lions in a Champions League Twenty20 match in Centurion on Sunday. Vettori, McCullum return to New Zealand squad
After missing last month's tri-series in Sri Lanka for family reasons, skipper Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum returned to the New Zealand squad for the tour of Bangladesh next month. Dhoni impressed with Badri, bowlers
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all praise for Subramaniam Badrinath for his superb unbeaten 52 which set up his side's victory over Central Districts in Champions League Twenty20 match in Durban on Saturday. '29 players suspected in alleged fixing in IPL II'
Twenty nine cricketers, including two Australians are suspected to be involved in spot-fixing at last year's Indian Premier League in South Africa, a leading London newspaper claimed on Sunday. 'ICC to halt Pakistan's 2011 visit to England'
ICC is expected to tell Pakistan that they will not be returning to England next season, as a sequel to allegations of spot-fixing controversy, media reports said on Sunday. Confident Warriors take on Bushrangers in CL T20
High on confidence after their opening match victory over Wayamba XI, South African domestic side Warriors will look to continue in the same vein when they take on Australia's Victoria Bushrangers in the Champions League Twenty20 in Port Elizabeth on Monday. I was never approached by bookies: Vaas
Former Sri Lankan seamer Chaminda Vaas said he was never approached by any bookmaker during his 16-year-old International cricketing career. Atkinson inspects pitch at M A Chidambaram stadium
International Cricket Council's Chief Pitch Consultant Andy Atkinson inspected the M A Chidambaram stadium ground, which will host 2011 World Cup matches.
September 11, 2010
Boucher leads Warriors to easy win over Wayamba
Mark Boucher led a solid batting display with a sparkling 26-ball unbeaten 40 as Warriors spank Wayamba by seven wickets in a Champions League Twenty20 match at Port Elizabeth. CSK thrash Central Districts by 57 runs
Subramaniam Badrinath struck an unbeaten 52 to salvage some pride before a disciplined effort by the bowlers saw Chennai Super Kings spank Central Districts by 57 runs in a Champions League Twenty20 match in Durban on Saturday. 'Tainted trio will be available for questioning'
The Pakistan government had to give an undertaking that the suspended trio of Test captain Salman Butt and pace bowlers Muhammad Amir and Mohammad Asif would be available for further investigations by the Scotland Yard to ensure their return home from London. Kumble's Bangalore to take on Guyana
Anil Kumble's Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the only IPL side in action in the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday when it squares off against West Indian underdogs Guyana in the second of the two matches in Centurion. Spot-fixing charge costs Amir Yorkshire contract
His alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal has cost Pakistan' teen pace sensation Muhammad Amir a possible 100,000 pounds contract with English county side Yorkshire. Mumbai Indians will come back stronger: Duminy
The shocking defeat at the hands of local side Highveld Lions in the Champions League Twenty20 opener notwithstanding, Mumbai Indians batsman JP Duminy said the IPL side has the firepower to bounce back in the tournament. All players indulge in spot-fixing: Latif
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif says cricketers from all Test-playing nations indulge in spot-fixing and some matches are scripted "like movies". Our bowling and fielding looked rusty: Tendulkar
Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar admitted that he got out at the wrong time but said his side was "rusty" in their bowling and fielding in the first match of the Championship League in Johannesburg on Friday. Davies steers England to victory over Pakistan
England, inspired by 87 from new wicketkeeper-batsman Steven Davies, defeated Pakistan for the fourth time in a row on Friday.
September 10, 2010
Highveld Lions upset Mumbai Indians in T20 opener
In a huge upset early on Highveld Lions beat favourites Mumbai Indians by nine runs in the opening (Group B) match of the Champions League played at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday. After Motera, Eden Gardens gets inspected
International Cricket Council (ICC) chief pitch consultant Andy Atkinson on Friday suggested the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to speed up the renovation of Eden Gardens, the venue of four World Cup matches in February-March, 2011. Gambhir to lead Board President's XI against Aus
A fit-again Gautam Gambhir will lead a 14-member Indian Board President's XI against the touring Australian team in a three-day practice match from September 25 in Chandigarh. SLC confirms Dilhara Fernando approached by bookie
Sri Lanka Cricket has said that fast bowler Dilhara Fernando last year reported to the team management about a "suspicious approach" by alleged bookies but he was never under the ICC's scanner for any wrongdoing. 'Match fixing is a cancer for cricket'
The 'spot-fixing' scandal that has engulfed world cricket is like a cancer that can spread and devalue the game if the authorities do not act fast enough to root it out, said England captain Andrew Strauss. 'No Lankan player under scanner for bookie link'
Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara today rubbished media reports that Tillakaratne Dilshan was under the ICC scanner for his alleged links with bookmakers and said none of his team-mates were suspected of "fraternising with shady characters". Dilshan under scanner for bookie link: Report
In a shocking turn of events, top Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has turned out to be the leading Sri Lankan cricketer the ICC's Anti-corruption and Security Unit has been monitoring for alleged links with a bookmaker.
September 09, 2010
ICC must act fast on 'fixing' scandal: Kapil
India's 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev on Thursday expressed anguish over the latest spot-fixing scandal and said he feels for the passionate fans of Pakistan. CSA approves Pietersen's return to Dolphins
South African domestic side Dolphins' request to let out-of-form England batsman Kevin Pietersen play two matches for his native club next month has been approved by the cricket board in Johannesburg. Pak paceman Wahab to be quizzed by Scotland Yard
The three Pakistani players, who are at the centre of a spot-fixing scandal, will return home in the next few days, while fast bowler Wahab Riaz will appear before the police on September 14 for questioning in connection with the worst scandal that has rocked the world of cricket. Atkinson inspects Wankhede stadium
International Cricket Council (ICC) pitch consultant Andy Atkinson on Thursday inspected the conditions at the under-renovation Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. I care about playing quality cricket: Tendulkar
He has been playing cricket for over 20 years now, but Sachin Tendulkar says he remains as passionate about the game as he was in his initial days in the sport. England not to ban players from using Twitter
England coach Andy Flower, has said that he believed that the comment posted by Kevin Pietersen on micro-blogging site Twitter was a genuine mistake. Was England's T20 WC triumph fixed?
England's triumph in the World Twenty20 is sensationally the latest event to come under the match-fixing microscope. Asif may seek political asylum in Britain
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, one of the three cricketers at the centre of the spot-fixing scandal, is mulling over making a claim for political asylum in Britain to avoid going back to his country, where fans are said to have acutely reacted to the allegations. 'Young cricketers want to make easy money'
Describing the recent spot-fixing scandal as "unfortunate", former Australia captain Steve Waugh said young cricketers are giving in to the lure of fast money. We'll play in IPL season-4: Rajasthan Royals
Dismissing media reports that their participation in IPL-IV was doubtful, Rajasthan Royals confirmed that they will be part of the mega Twenty20 event next year. 'Dravid and Ganguly were awesome in IPL III'
Former South Africa cricketer and now Mumbai Indians fielding coach Jonty Rhodes said he still misses his late good friend, ex-South Africa skipper Hansie Cronje and coach Bob Woolmer, who suddenly died during the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies. 'Playing in SA an ideal preparation for Australia'
England's Kevin Pietersen is set to play for South African franchise the Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) Dolphins in October in a bid to find his form before the Ashes tour later this year. Cricket is a 'runaway train'
Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden has called on the cricket fraternity to resolve in order to weed out the corrupt practices like match-fixing from the game.
September 08, 2010
Icc issues charge-sheets to Butt, Akmal
The International Cricket Council charge-sheeted Test captain Salman Butt and stumper batsman Kamran Akmal after getting unsatisfactory replies on the show cause notices served on them last month, media reports said in Karachi on Wednesday. Pandey eyeing India berth through CLT20
Manish Pandey hogged the limelight by scoring the first century of the IPL II in South Africa and the young Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman is now eyeing upcoming Champions League Twenty20 in the Rainbow Nation to make his way into the star-studded India team. Essex police clear Kaneria over betting claims
Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has been cleared by Essex police of betting during an English county match last season, his lawyer said. 'The police have cleared Danish as they didn't find any concrete evidence to support the allegations,' Furqan Anwar siad on Wednesday. No need to ban whole Pakistan team: Ponting
Spot-fixing scandal should be dealt in an appropriate manner but it would be unfair to ban the whole Pakistan team for the alleged involvement of their three players, feels Australian captain Ricky Ponting. Match fixing is life threatening: Clive Rice
The menace of match-fixing is life threatening and it's time the ICC steps in and take stringent action to wipe out the menace for once and all, feels former South Africa captain Clive Rice. Lions
The Lions team for the Champions League T20, which kicks-off in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, September 10. Guyana
The Guyana team for the Champions League T20, which kicks-off in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, September 10. South Australia
The South Australia team for the Champions League T20, which kicks-off in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, September 10. Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore team for the Champions League T20, which kicks-off in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, September 10. Mumbai Indians
The Mumbai Indians team for the Champions League T20, which kicks-off in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, September 10. Central Districts
The Central Districts team for the Champions League T20, which kicks-off in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, September 10. Wayamba
The Wayamba team for the Champions League T20, which kicks-off in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, September 10. Victoria Bushrangers
The Victoria Bushrangers team for the Champions League T20, which kicks-off in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, September 10. Warriors
The Warriors team for the Champions League T20, which kicks-off in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, September 10. Chennai Super Kings
The Chennai Super Kings squad for the Champions League T20 in South Africa. Neetu Chandra denies links with Asif
Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra has denied having any links with Pakistani bowler Mohammad Asif, embroiled in the latest spot-fixing controversy that has rocked the world cricket BCCI to cut down tenure of IPL Governing Council
In a move that can be viewed as cutting down the vast powers enjoyed previously by the Indian Premier League, the Cricket Board has decided to limit the IPL Governing Council's tenure from five years to one. ICC sends official notice to Kamran Akmal
The International Cricket Council has sent an official notice to Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal telling him that he is under investigation for allegedly fixing the Sydney Test. 'India-Australia series is important for cricket'
Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson considers the forthcoming short visit by his country's cricket team to India as a very important tour in the background of the 'spot-fixing' scandal that has engulfed the game. 'Cricket is not different from any other business'
Pakistan's former foreign coach, Richard Pybus has criticised the ICC's anti corruption unit over its inability to act against match-fixers and blamed it for the spot-fixing scandal in England that led to the suspension of three Pakistani players. Rediff ODI rankings: India 2nd, but for how long
While Australia (72.1) and India (56.9) hold the top two places, the battle hots up below. Sri Lanka (51.4) and South Africa (51.1) are in a tussle for the next two positions, and New Zealand (50.6) and England (49.8) are locked in a tight race for the next two positions. England romp to victory over Pakistan in 2nd T20
World champions England profited from an abject batting display by Pakistan on Tuesday to win the second Twenty20 international in Cardiff by six wickets.
September 07, 2010
Players hope CLT20 will shift focus from 'fixing'
Champions League Twenty20, starting in Johannesburg on Friday, will give cricket fans around the world an opportunity to shift their focus on the game from the murky spot-fixing scandal involving Pakistani players, feel international cricketers. PCB should have suspended tainted trio: Mani
Former International Cricket Council president Ehsan Mani lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board for taking a "stubborn" stance when the 'spot-fixing' allegations first came out, saying it should have promptly suspended the tainted players. We are unaware of any wrongdoing in IPL: BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday said that it was not aware of any wrongdoing by any cricketer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament. New IPL rules a bit confusing: SRK
The new rules of Indian Premier League, which will be applied from next year, have left Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan "a bit confused" and the Bollywood superstar said it would have been "fair for It's crucial to keep the game clean: Dhoni
Cricketers must take more responsibility for their actions to prevent the spread of corruption, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Tuesday. Neetu Chandra questioned in spot-fixing scandal
Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra was questioned by the International Cricket Council anti-corruption and security unit regarding her alleged links with suspended Pakistani pacer Muhammad Asif in the spot-fixing scandal. Afghans make waves with T20 win in Pak
Flag-waving and rifle shots greeted Afghanistan's Twenty20 tournament victory in Pakistan on Monday. Afghanis danced to their traditional drum beat music to celebrate a famous win in Karachi in their debut at one of the most prestigious events on the T20 night circuit. BCCI to deal directly with other boards on NOCs
The BCCI has decided to deal directly with their counterparts in other countries to get the green signals for the participation of the foreign cricketers' who would be bought at the next Indian Premier League auction in November. Lahore HC adjourns hearing in spot-fixing case
The Lahore High Court adjourned a hearing into the spot-fixing allegations against Pakistani cricketers until September 22 after PCB chairman and the players failed to appear before the court on Tuesday. Hameed could be questioned by ICC's ACSU
Merely disowning the match-fixing allegations he made against his Pakistan teammates would not be enough for Yasir Hameed as the opener could be questioned by the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit for his statements in a tabloid sting operation. Exclusive: WC to use Umpire Decision Review System
Harish Kotian reveals how next year's cricket World Cup, to be played on the sub-continent, will use the Umpire Decision Review System. 'A few players may be wrong but game is clean'
India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh refused to believe that cricket is no longer a clean sport in the wake of spot-fixing scandal and said commitment of all the cricketers around the world should not be questioned because of the misdeeds of a few individuals. 'Suspicions arose during the Asia Cup'
The International Cricket Council has reportedly asked Pakistan's suspended Test captain Salman Butt and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal to give their mobile phone records for an investigation into possible spot-fixing during the Asia Cup in June. Leading batsman played suspiciously in IPL: report
The corruption scandal that has rocked international cricket could engulf the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well with reports here claiming that a leading batsman played so "suspiciously" in the event that he had to be moved up the order to stop him from "manipulating matches". 'There was a multitude of catches going down'
New Zealand cricket team may have been exposed to "spot-fixing" long before the alleged betting and corruption scandal of the England-Pakistan series were revealed, according to Black Caps legend Martin Crowe. This 'humiliation' was avoidable: Imran
Pakistan's World Cup winning captain Imran Khan says had the PCB handed "exemplary" punishments to players found guilty of match-fixing years ago, the country could have avoided the humiliation of the current spot-fixing scandal. Pakistan to investigate cricketers' assets
In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal involving three Pakistan cricketers, the government has decided to investigate the assets of current and former players who have represented the country over the last five years. Rediff Test rankings: Hard to dislodge Australia
Losing a Test to Pakistan hurt, but Australia (73.7) continue to reign supreme in the Rediff Test Rankings; chiefly because the ranking scheme looks at a wider performance window than the ICC Reliance Mobile rankings.
September 06, 2010
'Fixing can be curbed by educating youngsters'
Sri Lanka's World Cup-winning coach Dav Whatmore says the 'fixing' menace can be curbed by proper education of youngsters. The former Sri Lanka and Bangladesh coach, who took charge of the junior Bengal cricket team on Monday, said: 'We need to educate the younger lot about this (fixing). There is a 'minority few' who are involved in this. I am sure we can reduce this, even if it's not totally eradicated.' Pietersen fined for Twitter outburst
Kevin Pietersen was fined on Monday following his online outburst after being dropped by England for the first time in his career. 'He has been fined an undisclosed sum in accordance with the terms and conditions of his England Central Contract,' the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement. ICC happy with pitch improvement efforts at Kotla
ICC's chief pitch consultant Andy Atkinson on Monday expressed satisfaction over the efforts being made to improve the Ferozeshah Kotla pitch, which was banned for one year from hosting international matches after the abandoned India-Sri Lanka game last year. More photos of Pak players with Majeed emerge
Suspicions that the Australia-Pakistan Sydney Test could have been fixed, is bound to get stronger with a newspaper in Melbourne splashing a picture of some Pakistani cricketers with alleged bookie Mazhar Majeed, who is at the center of a spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the game. Sumathipala denies betting on IPL
Former chairman of the Sri Lankan cricket board T Sumathipala on Monday rejected Arjuna Ranatunga's allegations that he was involved in placing bets on Indian Premier League matches and threatened to sue the World Cup winning ex-captain. After KP, Mascarenhas involved in Twitter rant
After Kevin Pietersen's rant on Twitter, another England player Dimitri Mascarenhas is being investigated by the English Cricket Board (ECB) for reportedly posting two tweets blasting ECB chief selector Geoff Miller. 'Pak cricket has suffered the greatest setback'
Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan reckons that the latest revelations in the 150,000 'spot-fixing' scandal would further damage cricket in the country. ICC never deals with corruption properly: Boycott
Former England cricket captain Geoffrey Boycott on Monday said the ICC has never dealt with corruption cases involving Pakistan properly and the body should hand over the latest spot-fixing scandal to ex-players such as him if it cannot punish the implicated players hard enough. Income of Pakistan cricketers to be probed
Moved by the recent spot-fixing scandal which has engulfed Pakistan cricket, the country's Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has instructed its regional offices to accumulate details of the assets of the players who have represented the country over the last five years. 'Amir's age should be a factor in fixing probe'
Pakistan pace sensation Mohammad Aamir's tender age of 18 may help him escape stringent punishment such as a life ban in case he is found guilty of spot-fixing allegations, ICC's CEO Haroon Lorgat has hinted. MVP: It's no surprise as Sehwag leads the pack
It was no surprise that Virender Sehwag emerged as the most valuable player (MVP) of the Sri Lanka Triangular series recently concluded in Dambulla (featuring India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka). 'Pakistan will continue to play even if...'
If involement of any player in spot-fixing is established, they will be banned but Pakistan as a cricket team will not be punished, the International Cricket Council has said. ICC to give Pak players a chance to present case
International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar clarified on Sunday that the three tainted Pakistani cricketers had not been punished by the world cricket body for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing and they would get a chance to present their case. Hameed says he was offered money, blackmailed
Yasir Hameed, who has made damning revelations about match fixing involving Pakistan cricket players, on Sunday said that he was offered money and even blackmailed to stand by the remarks attributed to him. Lifetime ban for tainted players, if found guilty
Pakistan High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan has suggested lifetime ban from cricket for the three Pakistani cricketers accused of spot-fixing, if found guilty. Betting a part of business: Taylor
Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has defended the practice of advertising fluctuations in the betting market during Channel Nine broadcasts as "business". Pakistan lose to England in first T20
World Twenty20 champions England celebrated their first international since winning the World Cup in Barbados this year with a five-wicket win over controversy-hit Pakistan on Sunday.
September 05, 2010
I will slap any bookie who comes to me: Harbhajan
India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Sunday said he has never been approached by a bookie in his career and would slap anybody who dares to approach him to fix games. Spot-fixing scandal: ICC writes to Akmal
Scotland Yard might not have called him for questioning but Pakistani wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal remains under the International Cricket Council's scanner with cricket's world governing body reportedly writing to him in the wake of the 'spot-fixing' scandal. Match-fixing won't happen in Indian cricket: Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said that cricket has been brought to "disrepute" by the 'spot-fixing' scandal and the guilty should be handed harsh punishment as such incidents tend to also paint other players in bad light. Pakistan High Commission summons Hameed
Yasir Hameed, who made damning revelations about match fixing involving the Pakistan team, was on Sunday summoned to the country's High Commission in London. I-T tracking money flow into betting syndicates
As 'spot-fixing' charges haunt Pakistani cricketers, Indian sleuths probing alleged tax evasion in the multi-million IPL are now tracking trail of crores of rupees being pumped into betting syndicates in the country. PCB ridden with nepotism, sycophancy: Pybus
Former coach Richard Pybus said Pakistan cricket officialdom is ridden with "nepotism and sycophancy" while the team is always faction ridden and the only way to pull that country out of the rut is to appoint professional and accountable administrators. 'Pakistan player hid mobile in his helmet'
A former Pakistan Test cricketer alleged that a national player had hidden a mobile phone inside the right earpiece of his helmet while waiting to bat during an international match. Majeed couldn't trap Afridi in his 'fixing' net
London-based bookie Mazhar Majeed claims to have almost the entire Pakistan cricket team in his pocket but the one man the alleged match-fixer could never get a hold on is the temperamental Shahid Afridi. Kamran Akmal was 'Kami' for bookie Majeed
Text messages retrieved from Mazhar Majeed's mobile phone indicate his close ties with Pakistani wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, who was nicknamed 'Kami' by the alleged match-fixer. Butt is a liar, his claims are a joke: Raja
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja called Salman Butt a "liar" and ridiculed the suspended cricketer's defence against allegations of 'spot-fixing' as a "big joke". Fast cars, women my weaknesses, says bookie Majeed
Mazhar Majeed, the bookie arrested and later released on bail for alleged 'spot-fixing' in the England-Pakistan Test at Lord's, has confessed that his secret vices are fast cars and women. Revealed: How the 'spot-fixing' scandal unfolded
The skeletons continue to tumble out in the spot-fixing saga with British tabloid News of the World revealing details of the conversations between alleged fixer Mazhar Majeed and their undercover reporter during the sting operations. We've cast-iron proof and timed evidence: NOTW
British Tabloid The News of the World on Sunday claimed it has cast-iron proof and timed evidence to shatter the "ludicrous" claims of Pakistan's High Commissioner Wajid Hasan that alleged cricketers are victims of a "set up". Almost every Pakistan match fixed: Hameed
In a sensational twist to the spot-fixing scandal, former Pakistan opener Yasir Hameed on Sunday claimed that his team-mates were involved in fixing "almost every match" even as a fourth touring Pakistani player came under investigation in the scam which grew in proportion after fresh disclosures. ICC should give Aamir a second chance: Atherton
Former England captain Michael Atherton says young Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir, implicated in the spot-fixing scandal, was in the "the grip of evil" and should be given a second chance by the International Cricket Council (ICC). IPL to have 74 matches for next three seasons
The Indian Premier League's next three seasons, starting 2011, will have a total of 74 matches, up from 60 this year, following the addition of two new franchises -- Sahara Pune Warriors and Kochi. Trio should stay away from dressing room: Afridi
Coming hard at the suspended trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamir and Mohammed Asif, Pakistan's ODI and T20 captain Shahid Afridi on Sunday said they should be kept away from the dressing room in the best interest of the team. England-Pak series opens with air of suspicion
England play their first Twenty20 international on Sunday since claiming the World Cup in Barbados this year against a backdrop of suspicion and innuendo rather than celebration. Sri Lankan player under ICC investigation
The International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit has been monitoring the unusual activities of a leading Sri Lankan player after team members alerted their captain Kumar Sangakkara of his late-night activities with a man believed to be an illegal bookmaker. Chance for Pak trio to explain position: Pawar
ICC president Sharad Pawar says cricket's governing body has not yet punished any of the three Pakistan players allegedly involved in spot-fixing, and the trio have an opportunity to put their side of the story. Fourth Pak player being investigated: newspaper
A fourth Pakistan cricketer is being investigated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) over match-rigging claims, The News of the World newspaper said on Saturday. In a statement the British tabloid said it would print a second series of revelations on Sunday including news of an investigation into a player who it did not identify. Hameed denies he alleged match-rigging
Pakistan Test opener Yasir Hameed denied on Saturday he had told British tabloid The News of the World that he had accused his team mates of fixing matches. The Sunday newspaper has quoted Hameed as saying that some of his team mates were fixing 'almost every match'.
September 04, 2010
Pakistani trio admit they took money
In a sensational turn to the spot-fixing scam, the three Pakistani cricketers - Salman Butt, Mohammed Aamir and Mohammed Asif - on Saturday admitted that they took money from bookie Mazhar Majeed but came out with a bizarre defence that it was for for some sponsorship contracts. Afridi apologises to fans for fixing scandal
Pakistan one-day captain Shahid Afridi on Saturday apologised to the cricket lovers on behalf of the team for the recent spot-fixing scandal, which has rocked the international cricket. Betting trail always leads to India: Imran
Pakistan's former captain, Imran Khan fears that the menace of spot-fixing in cricket could be a much more malignant problem then it is being perceived to be after the allegations and suspension of three Pakistani players in England. Cricket's biggest chance to clean itself: Dravid
Former India captain Rahul Dravid has called for a "thorough and comprehensive" investigation into the spot-fixing scam and said the current scandal is "cricket biggest chance to clean itself". 'I saw what happened to Hansie Cronje'
England batsman Jonathan Trott says he was shocked and sickened by the news of alleged 'spot-fixing' by three Pakistani players during the fourth Test at Lord's last weekend. 'New ODI format could hurt World Cup chances'
Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes the new domestic one-day format could damage the World Cup preparations of fringe players. 'Cricket will survive spot-fixing scandal'
England coach Andy Flower is confident that cricket "will survive" the 'spot-fixing' scandal engulfing the visiting Pakistan team. 'My husband was not murdered'
Bob Woolmer's wife Gill on Friday rubbished the stories being spread across the Internet that her husband was murdered in the West Indies during the 2007 cricket World Cup. ICC withdraws Asif and Amir from awards list
The International Cricket Council has withdrawn the names of suspended Pakistan fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir from next month's ICC awards in India. Mushtaq under ICC's scanner, gets Flower's backing
The ICC has said it had warned the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) against recruiting former Pakistani leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, implicated in a match-fixing scandal 10 years ago, as its spin bowling coach. Pakistan trio let go post Scotland Yard grilling
Officers of the Scotland Yard questioned Test captain Butt and pace bowlers Aamir and Asif, who were suspended by the International Cricket Council on Friday and charged with offences under its anti-corruption code for "alleged irregular behaviour" during last week's Lord's Test. Police question suspended Pakistan trio
Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pace bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were questioned by the London Metropolitan police on Friday following their indefinite suspension from all cricket.
September 03, 2010
Pakistan call up Shafiq, Irfan
Pakistan have called up Asad Shafiq and Mohammad Irfan as replacements for the suspended Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif for the one-day series in England. Tendulkar bats for India's young brigade
Sachin Tendulkar threw his weight behind the youngsters in the Indian team who failed terribly during the tri-series in Sri Lanka, but asked them to minimise mistakes and learn to respond to situations swiftly. First Look: Tendulkar conferred IAF rank
Batting ace Sachin Tendulkar was on Friday conferred the Indian Air Force's honorary rank of Group Captain in honour of his cricketing achievements and contribution to the nation. He is the first sportsperson to be conferred a rank by the IAF and the first personality with no aviation background to receive the honour. ICC vows to preserve game's integrity
International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat told a news conference that the case is now the subject of a criminal investigation and spoke of his 'extreme disappointment'. 'We will do whatever we can to preserve the integrity of the game,' he added. Pakistan flays ICC for suspending tainted trio
Pakistan lashed out at the International Cricket Council on Friday for suspending three of its players facing 'spot-fixing' charges and sought to insinuate that its president, Sharad Pawar, had a hand in the decision. PCB preparing strong defence for tainted trio
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Pakistan High Commission (PHC) in UK is reportedly working with a team of legal experts to prepare a strong defence for the 'tainted' players embroiled in the 'spot-fixing' scandal. ICC must thoroughly probe 'fixing' scam: Tendulkar
Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said the International Cricket Council should thoroughly investigate the 'spot-fixing' scandal that has plunged the game into a crisis and take action against players who are found guilty. Spot-fixing cash in Butt's belongings: report
Cash used in the 150,000-pound Lord's Test betting scandal has been reportedly found in the belongings of Pakistan skipper Salman Butt. 'Strauss will be happy at exclusion of Pak trio'
England Players' Union chief Angus Porter has revealed that captain Andrew Strauss, Twenty20 skipper Paul Collingwood and the rest of the squad were desperate to see that the three Pakistan players Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Muhammad Amir did not to play for their side for the rest of the tour following the leveling of spot-fixing charges against them. ECB chief offers to help Pakistan cricket
The chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, Giles Clarke, has offered to help restructure Pakistan cricket in the wake of the illegal betting scandal after England successfully pressed for the three players under police investigation to be withdrawn from the One-Day series. Injury worries add to Pakistan's woes
In yet another blow to Pakistan ahead of the two Twenty20s and five One-Day Internationals against England, four key players of the team suffered injuries during their warm-up match against Somerset in Taunton on Thursday. Pak to sue tabloid if fixing claims are untrue
Pakistan Sports Minister Aijaz Jakhrani has threatened to sue the British tabloid, which has exposed the spot-fixing scandal involving the nation's cricket team, if the tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Muhammad Amir come out clean in the investigations. 'Case against Pak 'spot-fixers' likely to falter'
A British legal expert has said that if the Scotland Yard police decides to lodge a case against Pakistan's alleged 'spot-fixers', it would possibly falter amid the vagaries of the courts. 'Pakistan players not involved in fixing'
Pakistan High Commissioner to Britain Wajid S Hassan on Friday gave a new twist to the spot-fixing scandal involving the Pakistan cricket team, saying the three accused players were 'innocent' and Indian bookmakers were involved in the whole murky episode. Sarwan told to get fit after WI contract snub
West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has been told to get in shape by the national selectors after failing to earn a central contract for the coming year. Pakistan's tainted trio charged by ICC
The International Cricket Council (ICC) charged Pakistan's Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir under its anti-corruption code, cricket's ruling body said on Thursday.
September 02, 2010
Imran should take charge of Pak cricket: Kapil
Former skipper Imran Khan should take over Pakistan cricket team to save it from the crisis arising out of the 'spot-fixing' scandal, India's World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev said on Thursday. ICC is not a police station: Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said the International Cricket Council (ICC) is not a policing body and the cricketers themselves should have responsibility towards the game. Pak loss to NZ in 1994 Test was fishy: Doull
New Zealand's Test win over Pakistan in 1994 has come under the scanner following the recent match-fixing allegations levelled against Pakistani players during their England tour. Tainted trio opted out, not dropped: Pakistan
Three Pakistan cricketers implicated in a match-fixing controversy have asked not to play in the team's remaining matches in Britain, the Pakistan High Commissioner said in London on Thursday. 'More to Pietersen's axing than meets the eye'
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that the dramatic axing of England batsman Kevin Pietersen is related to underlying issues within the team. Unfair to single out Pak players: Azharuddin
Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin on Thursday said the 'spot-fixing' charges against Pakistani cricketers are just allegations at this stage and until proven the players should not be held guilty. Pakistan drop tainted trio from T20 and ODI series
Pakistan's tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir were dropped from the Twenty20 and ODI series against England following their alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal. Pakistani paper blames India for 'fixing' scandal
The Pakistani media has blamed Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) for the match fixing scandal and says that India wants to oust Pakistan from international cricket. Pietersen apologises for Twitter outburst
Kevin Pietersen has apologised for his online outburst after being dropped by England for the first time in his career. Veena gives proof of Asif's 'fixing' links to ICC
Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif's ex-girlfriend, actress-model Veena Malik, has handed over "proof" of his alleged links with Indian bookies to an official of the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit. Hughes back in Australia squad for India Tests
Australia included uncapped pacers Josh Hazlewood and Peter George, while opener Phillip Hughes made a comeback from injury, for the upcoming Test series against India. Ban 'match-fixers' for life, says Warne
Australia's spin legend Shane Warne and former England coach Duncan Fletcher on Thursday joined the growing clamour for life bans on Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir if they are found guilty of 'spot-fixing'. Pakistan trio to meet Commissioner
Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt and pace bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif will meet their country's High Commissioner later on Thursday to discuss corruption allegations levelled against the team.
September 01, 2010
ICC had warned PCB about player-bookie nexus
The International Cricket Council had conveyed its apprehension to the PCB about the alleged nexus between some Pakistani players and suspected bookmakers even before the British tabloid came out with the spot-fixing scandal on August 28. Tainted Pak trio to miss Somerset game
Pakistan's tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir will miss the team's practice game against Somerset on Thursday as they face another round of interrogation from Scotland Yard amid growing calls for their ouster from the ODI series against England. Trying to keep morale high after scandal: Afridi
Pakistan's ODI captain Shahid Afridi said his team was trying to keep its morale high in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal and was looking forward to their practice game against Somerset on Thursday. Bookies approached Bangladesh players: BCB
The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday said several senior players, including captain Shakib Al Hasan, were approached by illegal bookmakers during the home Test series against India earlier this year. Spot-fixing does not deserve life ban: Imran
Former captain Imran Khan does not approve of life bans on the guilty Pakistani players for spot-fixing during the Lord's Test, as it did not influence the outcome of the match. Instead, he says, limited sanctions and huge fines should be imposed on the cricketers for their criminal activities. No-ball drama set to cost Asif film role
Mohammad Asif may be dropped from an Indian film in which he was supposed to play a cricket coach after it emerged he was one of the three Pakistani players embroiled in a spot-fixing scandal. Send guilty players to jail: Jennings
Former South Africa coach Ray Jennings feels that if any cricketer is found to be involved in the recent spot-fixing scandal, they should be imprisoned for violating the sanctity of the game. Fans want ticket refund after spot-fixing scandal
Angry and disillusioned by the 'spot-fixing' allegations against Pakistani cricketers, upset fans in London are demanding ticket refunds while sponsors are having second thoughts about their investment in the sport. ICC anti-corruption unit not working: Watson
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Wednesday blamed the International Cricket Council for the 'spot-fixing' scandal that has rocked the game, saying the world body's anti-corruption unit is "not really working". Pak's tainted trio to be quizzed by Scotland Yard
Pakistan's tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir will on Wednesday face another round of questioning from the Scotland Yard for their alleged involvement in the 'spot-fixing' scandal that has rocked international cricket even as England's Players' body demanded their ouster from the Twenty20 and One-Day International series. PCB's inquiry meeting with tainted trio put back
The meeting of Pakistan's tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials and High Commission officials on the spot-fixing scandal in London has been put back, reports said on Wednesday. 'England players want tainted Pak trio dropped'
England players want Pakistan's tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir to be dropped from the Twenty20 and One-Day International series so that the remaining tour does not become a "sideshow" to the murky 'spot-fixing' scandal that has rocked world cricket, their players' association chief executive said. Bookies approached Lee and Johnson: report
The murky saga of bookies making approaches to cricketers widened with revelations that two more Australians, fast bowlers Brett Lee and Mitchell Johnson, had confronted an alleged Indian bookmaker during the Ashes in England last year. Tainted Pakistan trio won't be arrested: PCB
Pakistan's tainted trio of Test captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir will be quizzed by Scotland Yard for the second time on Wednesday but they are not in danger of being arrested, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said.
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