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  • Phillip Hughes' funeral at Macksville 03-12-2014 08:29 AM

    For Live coverage scroll down to bottom of the page Mourners, led by Australia captain Michael Clarke, are converging on the small rural town of Macksville ahead of funeral service for Phillip Hughes, as the Test cricketer's birthplace becomes the focus of a nation's attention. Clarke arrived by helicopter on...
  • SC pulls up BCCI, asks it to explain business model; Srinivasan claims innocence 01-12-2014 04:25 PM

    The Supreme Court on Saturday reacted sharply on the IPL scandal by asking the Board of Control for Cricket in India to give information with regards to the financial working of the apex body of cricket in the country along with the findings with respect to auction and purchase of...
  • India in Australia: Tour Game on Dec 4-5, 1st Test in Adelaide from Dec 9 01-12-2014 04:12 PM

    The Adelaide Oval has been chosen as the venue to host the first Test match between Australia and India in a weeks time, according to a report in Channel Nine, which is also Cricket Australia's broadcast partner. The reshuffling of the dates would mean that it will give that much...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 5th ODI 01-12-2014 11:39 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal , Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Abul Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Taijul Islam, Jubair Hossain Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Elton Chigumbura (c),...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Anxiety mounts for Srinivasan, CSK as SC resumes hearing 01-12-2014 08:36 AM

    Anxiety-metre in Indian cricket will once again soar on Monday as the Supreme Court resumes hearing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal after observations during last hearing pushed N Srinivasan and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) into a tight corner. Srinivasan's future as a cricket administrator hangs by a...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 5 30-11-2014 11:26 AM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Brendon McCullum smashed a double-hundred but Kane Williamson missed his by eight runs as New Zealand posted their highest total against Pakistan in the third Test in Sharjah on Saturday. McCullum hit 202 while Williamson made...
  • Australia-India first Test postponed, new date yet to be announced 29-11-2014 12:52 PM

    The first Test match between Australia and India in Brisbane will not start on December 4 as scheduled, Cricket Australia announced on Saturday. The statement is made by the cricket board following the tragic death of Australian opening batsman Phillip Hughes from a bouncer during a domestic match. Details about...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 29-11-2014 11:24 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever Test hundred...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd ODI 29-11-2014 09:56 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opted to bat against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair...
  • Australia to retire Phil Hughes' shirt No. 64, Clarke pays tearful tribute 29-11-2014 08:40 AM

    Australia captain Michael Clarke delivered a touching tribute to Phillip Hughes, saying the Australian dressing room will never be the same without the 25-year-old. Clarke made the following statement at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) this morning on behalf of the Australian cricket team and its support staff regarding Phillip Hughes....
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 4th ODI 28-11-2014 11:50 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abul Hasan, Jubair Hossain, Rubel Hossain Zimbabwe: Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2 28-11-2014 10:50 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The start of the second day's play was suspended following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday. Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to...
  • Not your fault, Sean Abbott; it just happened 27-11-2014 06:48 PM

    For a 22-year-old Sean Abbott, life has taken a ruinous turn. At a very young age, he has been struck with a tragedy that would perhaps be with him for entire life. He will now be forever linked with the death of Phil Hughes, an ordeal, a never-fading scar and...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: SC asks to disqualify CSK, wants to know ownership details 27-11-2014 12:47 PM

    BCCI and ICC Chairman N Srinivasan find their backs to the wall after the Supreme Court on Thursday observed that amid the conflict of interest mentioned in the Justice Mukul Mudgal report, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) must be disqualified and the ownership details of CSK...
  • 10 fatal and near-fatal injuries on the cricket field 27-11-2014 12:04 PM

    It's a sad day for the sporting world as Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes succumbed to the head injury he suffered while batting in a Sheffield Shield match at the Syndey Cricket Ground three days ago. The 25-year-old South Australia batsman was trying to make a comeback to the Australia Test...
  • 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...