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  • IPL 2015: A perfect start for me and CSK, says beaming Ashish Nehra 10-04-2015 10:25 AM

    He may have lost his place with Team India but Ashish Nehra keeps the selectors' brains ticking with telling performances in the domestic circuit. Thursday in season eight of the Indian Premier League was the same for him. In his team Chennai Super Kings' opening game of IPL8, Nehra turned...
  • IPL 8: Coulter-Nile disappointed Delhi Daredevils couldn't chase a gettable 150 10-04-2015 10:15 AM

    Nathan Coulter-Nile did nothing less for Delhi Daredevils than what Ashish Nehra did for Chennai Super Kings on Thursday, but the Australian met the disappointment of ending up on the losing side despite restricting the high-profile CSK batting line-up to 150. Both Coulter-Nile (3 for 30) and Nehra (3 for...
  • Unnamed Rajasthan Royals player approached for IPL fixing, BCCI informed: report 10-04-2015 10:07 AM

    It's hard to keep Indian Premier League and controversy separated. Barely two days into season eight of the IPL, reports of offers to fix matches have started emerging and once again it's Rajasthan Royals who find themselves in the news for all the wrong reasons. According to a report in...
  • IPL 8: Virender Sehwag hails 'Nehra Ji' for his heroics against Delhi Daredevils 10-04-2015 02:01 AM

    Kings XI Punjab and former Indian opener Virender Sehwag was impressed with Chennai Super Kings pacer Ashish Nehra's match winning spell against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday in the second match of the IPL 8 season. Nehra played a vital role in CSK's nervy 1-wicket win against Delhi at the MA...
  • Indian Premier League: How Yuvraj reacted to Gambhir's broken bat 09-04-2015 11:41 AM

    All in good fun, Yuvraj Singh was seemingly in splits watching a broken bat in the hands of his former India team-mate Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday. The opening match of IPL8 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians saw an unusual incident where a forward defence by Gambhir to a...
  • In Shreyas Iyer India have the next Rohit Sharma: TA Sekar 08-04-2015 12:54 PM

    The world has changed for the Mumbai-born youngster Shreyas Iyer after a brilliant domestic season culminated with an IPL contract with Delhi Daredevils, and he has already had his day under the sun by earning comparison with Rohit Sharma. The domestic leagues should be taken seriously and Shreyas is a...
  • England held to a draw despite Alastair Cook ton in WI tour warm-up 08-04-2015 11:34 AM

    Captain Alastair Cook scored a century but England fell short of securing a victory in their opening two-day warm-up match against St Kitts and Nevis Invitational XI in the Caribbean. Cook, who was unbeaten on 95 overnight, wasted little time on Day 2 and slammed 101 not out off 198...
  • Warner apologises for missing IPL opening ceremony, now on way to India 08-04-2015 10:17 AM

    Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner has apologised to fans over his absence from the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League season eight on Tuesday. Australia's aggressive opening batsman Warner was the only captain who was not present at the glittering ceremony graced by top Bollywood stars at the Salt...
  • As it happened: IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony 07-04-2015 06:09 PM

    (For Live Updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League is all set for a frenzy evening with top Bollywood stars set to perform at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium. Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Anushka Sharma arrived on Monday in Kolkata....
  • Yuvraj says he has nothing to do with his father's rant against Dhoni 07-04-2015 05:20 PM

    After his father Yograj Singh's emotional outburst against MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh has come to the rescue saying he has nothing to do with the statements coming out in the media. Yuvraj gave the clarification on twitter that he has enjoyed playing under Dhoni and there are no issues at...
  • Twenty20 fever returns with IPL razzmatazz 07-04-2015 02:42 PM

    There is never too much cricket for an Indian fan. After more than one-and-a-half months of ICC World Cup 2015, they are now ready for another 47 days of nonstop cricket in the form of the annual Twenty20 cricket tournament, the Indian Premier League. The most-watched Twenty20 league is now...
  • Bizarre decision sees USACA T20 Trophy change hands after 40 minutes 07-04-2015 11:35 AM

    Cricket is known as the gentleman's game but incidents like these suggest controversies are increasingly becoming an integral part of the game. Any championship would be boring without a few controversies to spice up the action and it looks like even in the United States of America, where the game...
  • IPL8 is the last comeback chance for India's famous five 07-04-2015 11:20 AM

    With the eighth season of Indian Premier League all season set to start, some of the prominent former India stars will be hoping to make a comeback into the Indian team with a show worth noticing in the IPL. The likes of Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh...
  • MS Dhoni will be penniless one day: Yograj Singh curses India captain 07-04-2015 10:14 AM

    Is it an emotion, wrath or anger? Yograj Singh, father of ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh, in a remark that could trigger a major controversy and war of words, has blasted India's ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his son's exclusion from the ICC World Cup 2015 squad. An emotional Yograj...
  • England solid after bowling out St Kitts for paltry 59 on Day 1 of warm-up 07-04-2015 09:31 AM

    England made a flying start to their tour of West Indies by bowling out St Kitts and Nevis Invitational XI for 59 before Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott added 158 for the first wicket on Day 1 of the warm -up match in Basseterre on Monday. In England's first match...
  • Shakib to captain Bangladesh in first ODI against Pakistan 06-04-2015 11:58 AM

    Bangladesh's iconic allrounder Shakib Al Hasan will be doing captain's duty for his team in the first ODI against Pakistan on April 17 since regular skipper Mashrafe Mortaza is serving a one-match suspension. Mortaza was suspended for an ODI due to his team's slow over rate in the ICC World...
  • IPL 8: BCCI clears Sunil Narine to bowl for KKR 05-04-2015 02:59 PM

    Kolkata Knight Riders offspinner Sunil Narine's bowling action was on Sunday cleared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, clearing the clouds over his participation in the eight edition of the Indian Premier League. The West Indies' mystery spinner was banned during the 2014 Champions League Twenty20 for...
  • Mustafa Kamal's resignation as ICC President lauded, ICC mulls replacement 04-04-2015 11:26 AM

    With Bangladesh aggrieved after the controversy surrounding their quarter-final against India at the recently concluded ICC World Cup, followed by the then ICC President Mustafa Kamal being snubbed at the presentation ceremony during the final at MCG, it was only a matter of time for Kamal to put down his...
  • Images: Suresh Raina gets married to childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary 03-04-2015 10:25 PM

    Indian cricketer Suresh Raina got married his fiancee Priyanka Chaudhary in a private ceremony on Friday, which was attended by family members and close friends and a few of his India and UP team-mates at The Leela Palace hotel in New Delhi. Raina and Priyanka have been friends since their...
  • Sourav Ganguly likely to be included in IPL Governing Council 03-04-2015 01:22 PM

    According to a report in Indian Express, former India captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to make his administrative debut in the cash-rich Indian Premier League as his name is doing the rounds to be the most likely contender to be included in the league's Governing Council. Jagmohan Dalmiya becoming...
  • This match has been fixed by mom: Suresh Raina on his marriage 03-04-2015 12:11 PM

    Suresh Raina will begin a new chapter in his high-profile life as he gets ready to marry at a star-studded function at Delhi's The Leela Palace hotel on Friday. And the cricketer happily reveals that his dream girl Priyanka Chaudhary has been chosen by his mother. "The best thing is...
  • Dhoni family, Virat-Anushka among star guests at Suresh Raina's wedding 03-04-2015 11:44 AM

    Suresh Raina is all set to tie the knot with his sweet-heart Priyanka Chaudhary on Friday in Delhi and while the family is busy making the guest-list for the special occassion, Pakobserver spoke to a close aid of the family who was seen busy in making arrangements for the VVIPs....
  • IPL 8: Sunil Narine undergoes biomechanical tests for his bowling action 03-04-2015 10:07 AM

    After being asked to go through the same procedure to come clean on his action after being cleared by the ICC, West Indian spinner, Sunil Narine underwent biomechanical tests for his bowling action at Sri Ramachandra Sports Sciences Centre on Thursday, amidst a lot of secrecy, as reported by The...
  • India celebrates four years of World Cup victory 02-04-2015 03:00 PM

    Four years back, Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Indian team were on top of the world, as on this day, India won the World Cup for the second time by going past Sri Lanka at a canter. Dhoni's six to take India to the top of one-day cricket would be forever...
  • Suffering from double-hit lymphoma, Martin Crowe delivers a stirring speech, moves Black Caps to tears 02-04-2015 12:51 PM

    After representing New Zealand for a couple of decades, captaining his side to World Cup semi-final and fighting an incurable disease, Martin Crowe is not done yet. The Blacks Caps may have come second to Australia in the recently concluded World Cup but there was hardly anyone who did not...
  • Virat Kohli is a good captain in making: Bharat Arun 02-04-2015 09:14 AM

    Chennai: Bharat Arun, India's assistant coach has been instrumental in India's turnaround in the World Cup and goes on to say that the Indian team has had a pretty good summer in trying conditions. He also went on to add that his experience in Australia will only go on to...
  • Watch: Shahid Afridi mocks at India singing 'Mauka Mauka' 01-04-2015 07:27 PM

    India had a brilliant run in the World Cup which came to a sudden halt after their semi-final exit at the hands of Australia, who went on to win the coveted trophy for the fifth time. Miffed with India' success and famous marketing campaign 'Mauka Mauka' that was aired during...
  • Mustafa Kamal quits as President after Cricket World Cup trophy-handing controversy 01-04-2015 12:49 PM

    Mustafa Kamal has decided to quit as the President of International Cricket Council (ICC) in the wake of the Cricket World Cup trophy handing over controversy between him and the ICC. While addressing journalists Kamal made it clear that he is not happy with the chains of events that happened...
  • Zaheer Khan all set to mentor Delhi Daredevils' bowlers: reports 01-04-2015 10:24 AM

    With the possibility of him making an international comeback looks unlikely, Zaheer Khan is ready to step in the world of mentoring and coaching in the Indian Premier League (IPL) according to reports in Times of India. Zaheer was bought for four crore by Delhi Darevdevils this season after the...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: CricketNext's World Cup XI 31-03-2015 03:38 PM

    The ICC Cricket World Cup saw a lot of moments to savour with players coming up with some match-changing moments. At the end of two and a half months, Australia are once again at the top of the world as they got the better of a hapless New Zealand side...