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  • CLT20: Lahore join CSK, KKR in Group A; Northern Knights in Group B 17-09-2014 08:54 AM

    The Qualifying round of the sixth Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) ended on a disappointing note for the Indian fans with defending champions Mumbai Indians - the only IPL team part of the qualifiers - being knocked out while champions from the neighbourhood Lahore Lions making it to the main draw....
  • CLT20 Live Score: Northern Knights opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians 16-09-2014 07:15 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Northern Knights win toss, opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians By virtue of their two back-to-back victories against Express and Lions, the Knights already have a foot inside the main round, largely due to their healthy net run...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Southern Express put Lahore Lions in to bat 16-09-2014 03:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Lahore Lions take on Southern Express while Mumbai Indians face the unbeaten Northern Knights to culminate the qualifiers on Tuesday, from where the top two finishers from the round-robin format will join eight others in the tournament proper. Lahore...
  • CLT20 Qualifiers: Calculators are out as Mumbai Indians face the Knights 16-09-2014 08:17 AM

    It all boils down to the last two matches of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) qualifiers with all four teams mathematically still in the fray to go through to the main round. Lahore Lions take on Southern Express while Mumbai Indians face the unbeaten Northern Knights to culminate the qualifiers...
  • CLT20 Scenarios: What Mumbai Indians need to qualify for the main round 15-09-2014 04:13 PM

    The qualifying stage of the sixth edition of Champions League T20 (CLT20) is evenly poised with New Zealand's Northern Knights virtually booking a place in the main round while a resurgent Mumbai Indians and Pakistan's Lahore Lions fighting neck and neck for the second spot. Either of these two teams...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Mumbai bowl in must-win qualifier against Express 14-09-2014 07:21 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Mumbai opted to bowl. Playing XI: After starting their Champions League T20 (CLT20) title defence on a losing note in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians would be eager to return to winnings ways when they take on the...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Lahore Lions put Northern Knights in to bat 14-09-2014 03:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Umar Akmal played a stunning unbeaten cameo of 18-ball 38 as Lahore Lions beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their opening qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, New Zealand...
  • Full Text: Rahul Dravid delivers the Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture 14-09-2014 02:59 PM

    Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an honour to be delivering the Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture this evening in front of an audience with a deep love and great knowledge of cricket. Much like the late Dilip Sardesai. It was because of this deep love and knowledge of the...
  • CLT20: Star IPL players to watch out for 14-09-2014 12:47 PM

    With the Champions League Twenty20 kicking off and that to happening in India, the IPL teams and their players will be keenly followed. Moreover, in the five editions of the CLT20, IPL teams have always started as favourites. Let's have a look at the star players from the IPL teams...
  • CLT20: Mumbai Indians face Southern Express in a must-win game 14-09-2014 12:06 PM

    After starting their Champions League T20 (CLT20) title defence on a losing note in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians would be eager to return to winnings ways when they take on the Sri Lankan champions Southern Express in Raipur on Sunday. Pressure will be on Mumbai as they will have...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Pollard-led Mumbai Indians asked to bat against Lahore Lions 13-09-2014 07:45 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With players such as Pollard, Malinga, Lendl Simons and Corey Anderson at their disposal, and not to forget the seasoned Indian players like Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Raydu, MI are favourites to top the qualifiers. Lahore Lions also have...
  • CLT20 Live Score, Knights vs Express: 10-overs game to commence at 6 pm 13-09-2014 03:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Southern Express: The Sri Lankan club qualified for the CLT20 after winning the domestic T20 competiton (Super 4s T20) where they beat Udart Rulers in the final. The team, however, suffered a body blow when the influential Lasith Malinga...
  • CLT20: All you want to know about the qualifying stage 12-09-2014 04:19 PM

    The sixth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) will see Mumbai Indians defending the title they won in 2013, which was incidentally also the last time Sachin Tendulkar made a T20 appearance in the MI jersey. An oddity, though, in that scenario is that the defending champions will have...
  • Cricketers warned against 'honey traps' during ICC World Cup 2015 11-09-2014 11:06 AM

    The game of cricket has often been rocked by match-fixing and corruption. Allegations of fixing, including the new phenomenon of spot-fixing, have emerged occasionally, tarnishing the image of the gentleman's game. With cricket's biggest extravaganza - the ICC Cricket World Cup - coming up next year in Australia and New...
  • Virat Kohli: Patchy form but still number one T20 batsman 10-09-2014 11:37 AM

    India's Virat Kohli has become the number-one ranked T20 batsman in the ICC Player Rankings for the first time in his career. Apart from Kohli, Suresh Raina is the only other Indian batsman in top 10. This followed his powerful performance in the one-off T20 in Birmingham on Sunday, where...
  • Rohit Sharma ruled out of CLT20 due to injury 10-09-2014 09:27 AM

    In a big setback to the Mumbai Indians, skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the Champions League Twenty20 due to multiple injuries. The star batsman sustained a fractured middle finger during the second ODI against England at Cardiff and in addition to that he has been diagnosed with...
  • Live Score: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 5 09-09-2014 07:42 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Captain Mushfiqur Rahim struck an unbeaten 70 on Monday as Bangladesh batted doggedly to reach 256 for 5 in their second innings on day four as they faced an uphill battle to save the first Test...
  • Saeed Ajmal banned from bowling, ICC finds action illegal 09-09-2014 12:13 PM

    In a major blow to Pakistan cricket their leading offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been suspended by International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday for illegal bowling action with immediate effect. According to the analysis that revealed all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations. Saeed,...
  • Coming Soon: The Sachin Tendulkar Cup 08-09-2014 02:46 PM

    Talks are on in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to name a series after India's most iconic player till date - Sachin Tendulkar. According to a report in the The Asian Age, the BCCI is pondering over a series in the name of Tendulkar, with the...
  • Pakistan side Lahore Lions issued Indian visa for CLT20 08-09-2014 01:04 PM

    Lahore Lions have been cleared by the Indian government to play in the Champions League Twenty20, with the Pakistan club issued visas and likely to arrive in India on September 9. Champions of Pakistan's domestic T20 competition, Lions will play the qualifiers to be held before the main tournament. "The...
  • Only T20: Kohli's cameo in vain as England beat India by 3 runs 07-09-2014 10:57 PM

    Virat Kohli's first half-century of a wretched tour came on India's last day in England but still it wasn't enough as the hosts managed to hold on for a close three-run win in the one-off Twenty20 International at Edgbaston on Sunday. England, powered by skipper Eoin Morgan's 31-ball 71 and...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 3-1 05-09-2014 10:27 PM

    Riding on Joe Root's second ODI century and an improved performance by their bowlers, hosts England salvaged some lost pride by winning the inconsequential fifth ODI against India by 41 runs at Leeds on Friday, which ended the series 3-1 in favour of the visitors. Root's 113 at better than...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 1 05-09-2014 06:52 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field. PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kraigg Brathwaite,...
  • Live Score, 5th ODI: India eye clean sweep as England play for pride 05-09-2014 01:51 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer on Friday. In a...
  • 5th ODI: Series in pocket, India can test bench strength 05-09-2014 08:23 AM

    When India and England meet for the final of the five-match ODI series at Leeds, it would be interesting to see whether the 'men in blue' decide to go for the kill or give chance to some of the fringe players. With the series already in their pocket, a rampaging...
  • Shikhar Dhawan reveals mantra behind India's turnaround in England 03-09-2014 06:53 PM

    In the absence of regular opener Rohit Sharma, the out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane put on a superb opening wicket partnership to guide India to a astonishing nine-wicket win over England. Chasing a a modest 207-run target against England at the Edgbaston, Dhawan, who had a terrible Test series,...
  • 4th ODI: Rahane, Dhawan power India to series win against England 02-09-2014 09:26 PM

    Ajinkya Rahane's maiden ODI ton and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 97 helped India beat England by nine wickets in the fourth game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England were restricted to 206 and India have chased it down in 30.3 overs. Dhawan finished the game with a handsome six as India now...
  • SC refuses to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI president 01-09-2014 04:31 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Justice Mukul Mudgal committee to complete its investigation into the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal in two months, while declining BCCI's request to reinstate N Srinivasan as the board's president. SC also allowed the Mudgal committee to file another interim report while giving it...
  • Dhoni equals Azharuddin's record of most ODI wins as captain 31-08-2014 09:53 AM

    Records and MS Dhoni go together as the Indian captain in between a poor England tour has achieved yet another feat. Dhoni has equaled Mohammad Azharuddin's record of 90 ODI wins, the most by an Indian captain after India won at Trent Bridge by six wickets to lead the five-match...
  • 3rd ODI: Clinical India hammer England by six wickets 30-08-2014 09:51 PM

    India put in another all-round show at Nottingham on Saturday to hammer England for the second game in a row as they beat the hosts by seven wickets in the third ODI to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. The world champions were clinical in every department...