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  • KKR to play CSK in 2014 Champions League Twenty20 opener 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match of this year's Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on September 17. The sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in four Indian cities -- Hyderabad,...
  • Lahore Lions to represent Pakistan at Champions League Twenty20 July 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that a star studded Lahore Lions led by Mohammad Hafeez will represent Pakistan in the forthcoming Champions League Twenty20 tournament to be held in September. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally invited us and Lahore Lions by virtue of...
  • MH17 crash overshadows G20 trade summit July 19, 2014

    Sydney: Trade ministers from the world's leading economies met in Sydney on Saturday for the latest round of G20 talks, with the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 threatening to overshadow the summit. G20 chair Australia has sought to keep the meeting focused on economic growth, but Thursday's disaster in rebel-held...
  • Chris Gayle's sexist remark leaves women's rights group fuming July 18, 2014

    Antigua: A women's rights group here has condemned as "sexist" remarks made by Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle to a female journalist at a media conference. And the group, Women Against Rape (WAR) headed by gender equity advocate Alexandrina Wong, has also criticised the response by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)...
  • Lahore Lions to play in 2014 CLT20 July 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan will send their domestic Twenty20 champions Lahore Lions to play in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) to be held in India in September, an official said on Wednesday. The Lions, led by former Pakistan Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez, beat Misbah-ul Haq's Faisalabad Wolves in the final of the...
  • US-based Indian company, new owners of Jamaica Tallawahs July 16, 2014

    St. George's (Grenada): The United States based Chalak Mitra Group (CMG) are the new franchise owners of reigning Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Champions, Jamaica Tallawahs, organisers have announced. The announcement was made here after the Tallawahs posted a thrilling opening round victory over St. Lucia Zouks at the national stadium...
  • Pakistan restrict Mohammed Irfan to ODIs and T20s July 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan team management have decided to restrict tall paceman Mohammed Irfan to only ODIs and T20s, keeping in mind team's interest in the next year's World Cup. Injury-prone Irfan was stopped from participating in any Ramazan tournament as coach Waqar Younis called him back to the national cricket academy to...
  • 20 killed, 150 hurt in Moscow subway accident July 15, 2014

    Moscow: Twenty people were killed on Tuesday and up to 150 injured when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations during the morning rush hour, the Emergencies Ministry said. Russia's investigative committee said it was looking into the causes of the accident. It said, however, there was no suspicion of...
  • Andrew Flintoff back for Lancashire after retirement July 7, 2014

    Andrew Flintoff said he "loved" making his county cricket comeback for Lancashire on Sunday, four years after retiring from the game. The former England all-rounder did not bat in a Twenty20 Blast fixture at Worcestershire but he took two for 36 with the ball as Lancashire (229 for four) won by...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 2nd Twenty20 at Roseau July 6, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Teams: West Indies XI: Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell New Zealand Playing XI: Kane Williamson, James Neesham,...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 1st Twenty20 at Roseau July 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Pre-match: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park...
  • Miandad rubbishes PCB plans of hosting T20 league in Dubai July 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has rubbished the plans of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hold its inaugural premier league T20 tournament early next year in Dubai. "Unless the premier league is held in Pakistan it will serve no purpose and it will not help bring back international cricket...
  • ICC backs life ban on Lou Vincent July 1, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council supported the life ban imposed on New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent after he confessed to match-fixing while lauding the disgraced batsman for having the courage to admit his guilt. ICC CEO Dave Richardson, while backing the decisions taken by England and Wales Cricket Board and the...
  • Zaheer Khan eyes CLT20 route for India comeback July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Recovering from a muscle injury, veteran pacer Zaheer Khan is eyeing a comeback to competitive cricket for Mumbai Indians during Champions League T20 in early October, even though he was non-commital about his chances of making it to the World Cup squad in 2015. "The World Cup is a...
  • Gayle rested, Pollard recalled to T20 squad against New Zealand June 30, 2014

    Bridgetown: Flamboyant opener Chris Gayle has been rested and Kieron Pollard is back in the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the two-match series against New Zealand next weekend in Dominica. The 34-year-old Gayle has struggled with injury in recent months but still managed to score two half-centuries in the ongoing three-match...
  • 20 years of 'The Lion King': 10 inspirational lines from the film that holds true even now June 26, 2014

    It may have released 20 years back, but Disney's 'The Lion King' was more than just an animation film. Its dialogues till date hold relevance to one's life. On its 20th anniversary, we list out 10 inspirational lines that can serve as life lessons for us. ...
  • Singer Merry Clayton injured in car accident June 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Merry Clayton, the veteran backup singer who was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary "20 Feet From Stardom," is recovering after being seriously injured in an automobile accident. Clayton's manager, Alan Abrahams, said in a statement Monday that the 65-year-old singer suffered "severe injuries to her lower body, including major...
  • Rajkummar Rao to play the lead in the screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's book 'Revolution 2020' June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: After being part of 'Kai Po Che', an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's bestseller 'The 3 Mistakes of My Life', Rajkummar Rao is exciting about 'Revolution 2020', another film based on the author's book. "I'm thrilled to be part of 'Revolution 2020'. We will start shooting by September and I am...
  • Jacques Kallis signs up with Sydney Thunder for Big Bash June 12, 2014

    Melbourne: After a successful stint with Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders, veteran South African allrounder Jacques Kallis on Thursday signed up with Sydney Thunder for the upcoming Twenty20 Big Bash League. Kallis, who has been part of two IPL title-winning KKR sides (2012 and 2014), has signed a two-year...
  • Tom Hanks starrer 'Forrest Gump' to be re-released on its 20th anniversary June 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: The heartwarming 1994 epic starring 'Forrest Gump' is all set to hit theatres again to coincide with its 20th anniversary. Paramount is re-releasing the 1994 best picture Oscar winner, directed by Robert Zemeckis in Imax theatres on September 5, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film was originally released...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders get grand felicitation at Eden Gardens June 3, 2014

    Kolkata: The worlds of Bollywood, cricket and politics came together in a lavish ceremony as the winners of the 2014 Indian Premier League, the Kolkata Knight Riders and team owners Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla received a regal reception amid thunderous applause at the packed Eden Gardens here on...
  • Triumphant KKR return to hero's welcome in Kolkata June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: The triumphant Kolkata Knight Riders returned to their base to a hero's welcome with thousands of supporters lining up at the airport, shouting team slogans and waving purple flags. It was KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir who was the first to come out of the exit door with the glittering IPL...
  • KKR's grand felicitation at Eden Gardens on Tuesday June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Memories of the 2012's grand felicitation of Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens are set to be re-lived with the West Bengal government and Cricket Association of Bengal having planned a similar programme at the same venue on Tuesday morning. All the roads on Tuesday will lead up to Eden...
  • Gautam Gambhir defends Sunil Narine's decision to play IPL final June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian batting star Gautam Gambhir has backed Sunil Narine's decision to remain with Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League (IPL) final, instead of returning to the Caribbean for the ongoing West Indies training camp. Off-spinner Narine was required to return by Sunday - the same day as the...
  • Gautam Gambhir hails his team after securing 2nd IPL title June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: An elated Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Sunday said that the triumph was even sweeter as not many people gave them a chance after the first seven matches in IPL this year. "Where we were after first seven games, not many people thought we would be here," Gambhir...
  • How Manish Pandey's brilliance helped KKR clinch IPL 7 title June 2, 2014

    In what was a thrilling final, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 in a humdinger against Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore. After Wriddhiman Saha's brilliant 115 not out took Kolkata to 199, it was down to Manish Pandey's match winning 94 that helped KKR to their...
  • As it happened: IPL 7 final, Kolkata vs Punjab June 1, 2014

    Riding on Pandey's brilliant 50-ball 94, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their second IPL final in three years with a 3-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab. Pre-match: Kolkata and Punjab have played three matches in the seventh edition of IPL and all of them have been one-sided affairs. But the final...