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  • Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies after being hit by a bouncer 27-11-2014 10:22 AM

    25-year-old Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes died at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital on Wednesday after failing to recover from a blow on the head he suffered while batting in a Sheffield Shield match three days ago. Hughes, who was rushed to the hospital, in a critical state failed to recover after...
  • Phil Hughes not breathing on his own, bouncer damaged brain artery: report 27-11-2014 09:22 AM

    Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes, fighting for life at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital after being hit by a bouncer, is breathing with the assistance of medical technology, The Sydney Morning Herald has reported. It's been two days now since Jones was accidentally hit on the back of his head while avoiding...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 1st ODI in Colombo 26-11-2014 03:05 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis ENGLAND: Moeen Ali, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI 26-11-2014 11:34 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Bangladesh lead the series 2-0. PLAYING XIs: BANGLADESH: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam ZIMBABWE: Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 26-11-2014 11:08 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand hope their seam and spin bowlers will once again prove a challenge for Pakistan's strong batting lineup in a bid to level the three-Test series when the third and final match begins at Sharjah. Playing XIs: New...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Make player names public, CAB urges Supreme Court 25-11-2014 04:54 PM

    There was no decision on ICC chairman N Srinivasan and his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday as the hearing on the IPL spot-fixing case in Supreme Court was adjourned to Thursday, but not before Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) requested SC to make public...
  • Pakistani family in Belgium faces deportation after son labelled terrorist for carrying cricket bat 25-11-2014 01:31 PM

    A 22-year-old Pakistani cricket player in Belgium and his entire family is facing deportation after he was labelled as a terrorist for travelling with a cricket bat in public transport. A photograph of Assim Abassi, apparently armed with a "weapon" was circulated by the police last week creating a terror...
  • How Phil Hughes got hit by the bouncer that has put his life in danger 25-11-2014 12:28 PM

    During a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on a Tuesday afternoon, a bouncer from New South Wales' Sean Abbott hit Phil Hughes on the head knocking the South Australia batsman out. The severity of the injury was known when the batsman fell down prostrate and later taken...
  • Australian cricketer Phil Hughes hit on head by bouncer, on life support 25-11-2014 09:58 AM

    There were distressing scenes at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday afternoon, with South Australia batsman Phil Hughes knocked out by a bouncer while batting in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales. He was stretchered from the ground to the ambulance in critical condition, following which he was...
  • As it happened: CA XI vs Indians, Tour Game 1, Day 2 25-11-2014 07:09 AM

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Not usually do you see Indians high-fiving on the opening day of a cricket tour to Australia. But the Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide saw that, as Indian bowlers left Monday morning blues in bed and turned...
  • IPL Spot-Fixing: Focus on Srinivasan as SC resumes hearing on Mudgal report today 24-11-2014 10:18 AM

    N Srinivasan's future as a top cricket administrator will be the main focus at Monday's Supreme Court hearing in the IPL spot-fixing case. Srinivasan, IPL COO Sundar Raman as well as team officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra were directed by the apex court to file their affidavits in response...
  • As it happened: Cricket Australia XI vs Indians, Day 1 24-11-2014 07:36 AM

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Cricket Australia XI opted to bat against Indians. Teams: CA XI: Matthew Short, Ryan Carters(wk), Ashton Turner(c), Seb Gotch, Nick Stevens, Kelvin Smith, Alexander Gregory, Jonte Pattison, Josh Lalor, David Moody, Harry Conway, Sam Grimwade Indians: Murali Vijay,...
  • Ganguly was an emotional captain, Dhoni is not: VVS Laxman 23-11-2014 12:29 PM

    Indian Test legend VVS Laxman said former India captain and teammate Sourav Ganguly was a good leader who identified match-winners. Laxman, who was known for his elegant and skillful wrist-play, heaped praise on Ganguly's captaincy at the 'Hindustan Times Leadership Summit' in New Delhi on Saturday. "A good leader identifies...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI 23-11-2014 11:36 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe Playing XIs: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabva (wk), Elton Chigumbura (capt), Solomon Mire, Tinashe Panyangara, John Nyumbu, Tendai Chatara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque,...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 5th ODI 23-11-2014 08:27 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bat against Australia. Playing XIs: Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (capt), Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc South Africa: Quinton de...
  • Problems persist for Dhoni in Tests but can win World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 22-11-2014 06:27 PM

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the World Cup for India in 2011 after 28 long years, should stay at the helm for the team to defend their title in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. During the Test series in England,...
  • No need to be intimidated by Australia: Ravi Shastri 22-11-2014 01:01 PM

    BCCI's Director of Cricket, Ravi Shastri, has said if the team fights it out in the middle with heart and enjoys the tour Down Under, then there is no reason why it can't perform on the tough tour of Australia. "We have got an exciting bunch of young players but...
  • Australia should be prepared to face aggressive India: Virat Kohli 22-11-2014 12:39 PM

    For the first time in 22 years, the Indian team is embarking on a Test tour of Australia without greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Virender Sehwag but unperturbed by that, star batsman and captain for the first Test Virat Kohli said they...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI 21-11-2014 12:58 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Zimbabwe opted to field against Bangladesh. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza(capt), Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor,...
  • Watch: Virat Kohli turns into Superhero 'Virat' for Australia series 21-11-2014 12:27 PM

    India's most prolific batsman of late and captain for the first Test on the coming tour of Australia, Kohli gets into the avatar of a Superhero in the animated series 'Virat'. ...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 21-11-2014 10:40 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Ross Taylor hit a return-to-form half-century to help New Zealand recover after Sarfraz Ahmed hit a fighting hundred for Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. Taylor was 77 not out for his 23rd...
  • I'm living my most cherished dream, says KL Rahul 21-11-2014 08:17 AM

    Elated after being selected in the Indian Test team for the tour of Australia, Karnataka's in-form opener KL Rahul said he is eager to play alongside captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli. The 22-year-old had an amazing domestic season that paved way for his entry into the national team...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 4th ODI 21-11-2014 08:08 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the toss and have opted to bat. Australia lead the five match ODI series 2-1. Teams: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Pat...
  • Glenn McGrath predicts another India whitewash in Australia 20-11-2014 02:38 PM

    Glenn McGrath has no hesitation in declaring that India's tour of Australia is going to end in another "rabble" , saying that the tourists' hopes will meet the same fate as the last tour - a 4-0 Test series whitewash. "I have no issues with saying, I think it'll be...
  • I make sure my ruthless nature rubs onto the team: Virat Kohli 20-11-2014 08:57 AM

    India's ace batsman Virat Kohli feels that his endeavour always is to lead a young Indian side by example and wants the team to make winning a habit and not give an inch to the opposition. Kohli, who was the stand-in skipper in the recently concluded home series against Sri...
  • IPL petitioner Aditya Verma sends Mudgal report to ICC 19-11-2014 11:56 PM

    IPL petitioner and Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma has sent the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel's report on IPL spot-fixing and betting to the ICC, requesting them to act against N Srinivasan and remove him from the post of chairman of the world cricketing body. Verma had earlier made...
  • The Indian cricket fan has been let down 19-11-2014 10:28 AM

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties but unfortunately, going by the current crop of off-field events, it has become a game of inglorious certainties; and the Indian cricket fan is once again shown a photo-shopped image of the game in the country. The much-awaited Mudgal report had a lot...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 3 19-11-2014 10:25 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's batting tail wagged to take them to 403 in their first innings before they returned to dismiss Pakistan's openers on the second day of the second Test in Dubai on Tuesday. After frustrating the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI 19-11-2014 08:22 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat against South Africa in the third ODI. Five match series is levelled at 1-1. Teams: Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey(c),...
  • Srinivasan clean, Meiyappan and Kundra should fight their own case in SC: BCCI 18-11-2014 06:13 PM

    The BCCI emergent committee meeting which ended on Tuesday came to a conclusion that there is no taint on the conduct of N Srinivasan and the allegations levelled against him by unscrupulous elements were baseless and were aimed at de-stabilising the BCCI. BCCI secreatry Sanjay Patel said that Rajasthan Royals...