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  • 'PCB working with players to resolve contract row' 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    Karachi: A senior official of Pakistan's national cricket board (PCB) on Monday said they were working with players to resolve a potentially unsettling contract row a month ahead of the World Cup. "It is no big deal the players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New...
  • Haris Sohail feels supernatural presence in his room in New Zealand 3 hours 9 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's promising young allrounder Haris Sohail complained of supernatural presence in his hotel room in New Zealand, forcing the management to shift him to another room. According to media reports, Sohail woke up in the night scared, insisting there was a supernatural presence in his room. The youngster insisted on...
  • Shahid Afridi set for English T20 stint 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi is to play for Northamptonshire in the first six rounds of English cricket's 2015 T20 Blast competition, the Midlands county announced on Monday. One of the most spectacular hitters of a cricket ball the game has know, the 34-year-old Afridi - nicknamed 'Boom Boom' for his dynamism...
  • Teenage cricketer dies in Pakistan after hit on chest 4 hours 30 minutes ago

    Karachi: In another tragic incident on the field, 18-year-old Zeeshan Mohammed died after being struck on the chest by a cricket ball. Doctors at the Orangi Town general hospital said that Mohammed died from a heart seizure after he was struck by the cricket ball during a club match in Orangi...
  • Suryakumar Kumar steps down as Mumbai Ranji team captain 5 hours 1 minutes ago

    Mumbai Ranji team skipper Suryakumar Yadav on Monday stepped down from the top spot following his team's dismal loss by an innings and 44 runs against Tamil Nadu in an away encounter. Mumbai are placed sixth in Group A with 11 points from six games so far this season. Their only...
  • Steven Smith and I could play together in Australian team: Michael Clarke 8 hours 1 minutes ago

    Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke, nursing a hamstring injury, has hinted at the possibility of both him and Steven Smith featuring together in the World Cup despite having similar roles in the team. Clarke has been given a Feb 21 deadline by Cricket Australia (CA) to make himself available to captain...
  • Match called off as rain keeps India alive in Tri-series 10 hours 28 minutes ago

    The one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play. After being put into bat, India were 69 for 2...
  • Fans blast decision to move ODI from Adelaide to Sydney 10 hours 29 minutes ago

    Sydney: South Australia's cricket fans blasted the decision to move Monday's One-day International (ODI) between Australia and India to Sydney after the game was stopped because of rain. Fans took to social media to vent their frustration at Cricket Australia (CA) over the decision to move the match from Adelaide, where...
  • In-form Aussies chase fifth Cricket World Cup 10 hours 31 minutes ago

    Syndey: Australia are peaking at the right time for a crack at their fifth World Cup triumph and will go into next month`s tournament at home on top of the rankings. Under the attacking coaching of Darren Lehmann, the Australians have registered some impressive results and have only lost one of...
  • Daniel Vettori confident for World Cup after reaching milestone 11 hours 11 minutes ago

    Wellington: Daniel Vettori, who played his 280th ODI Sunday against Sri Lanka to become New Zealand's most capped player, Monday said he was feeling confident and fit ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup that bowls off in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14. The left-arm spinner passed former captain Stephen...
  • Michael Clarke powers through wet training session at SCG 11 hours 18 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke braved the pouring rain, powering through a wet training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Monday to continue his race against the clock to be fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup. According to Cricket Australia (CA) website, the inured skipper ran lap after...
  • Padma Shri came as a pleasant surprise: Mithali Raj 11 hours 18 minutes ago

    Surprised at being selected for the Padma Shri, Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj says she was not expecting the prestigious honour with some men's team superstars also in the race. "Honestly when I was pitted against Virat Kohli, I gave up because when you compare us with men's cricket...
  • Proteas are not 'chokers' anymore, says Graeme Smith 11 hours 31 minutes ago

    The word 'choke' is a term that has various connotations and also found significance within the sporting world. The history of professional sport is littered with teams and individuals that have failed to win a specific match or tournament in which they were heavily favoured, or thrown away a considerable...
  • Andre Russell hails team effort in Windies triumph 11 hours 31 minutes ago

    Port Elizabeth: Andre Russell, the hero of the fourth One-day International (ODI), has praised the team effort which gave the West Indies their first victory of the five-match series against South Africa. The Caribbean side beat South Africa by a single wicket with nine balls to spare at St. George's Park...
  • Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup, says Ian Chappell 12 hours 23 minutes ago

    Sydney: Describing India's defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised them to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at number three to negate any opposition plans to bounce them out with short-pitched deliveries on lively pitches here. "India's World Cup defence is looking as...
  • WICB chief must go, says regional leader 12 hours 39 minutes ago

    Bridgetown: Long serving St Vincent and Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has blasted the leadership of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron as "poor" and "embarrassing", and said the Jamaican executive needs to be axed or resign as head of the regional entity. The regional leader was Sunday speaking...
  • England are World Cup underachievers: Paul Collingwood 15 hours 18 minutes ago

    For the talent that we've had, you have to say England has underachieved in the last five ICC World Cricket Cups. It's really hard to pinpoint what it has been that has made us underperform but, having reached two semi-finals and three finals in the first five ICC Cricket World...
  • 4th ODI: Andre Russel takes West Indies to a thrilling win over South Africa Yesterday

    Port Elizabeth: A thrilling burst of hitting by Andre Russell carried the West Indies to a one-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-day international at St George's Park on Sunday. Half-centuries by Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy and Russell trumped a maiden international century by South Africa's David Miller as...
  • N Srinivasan set to chair ICC board meeting on January 28-29 Yesterday

    Dubai: Despite Supreme Court of India effectively barring N Srinivasan from contesting the BCCI presidential polls, the Tamil Nadu strongman's position in the ICC doesn't seem to be under any kind of threat as he is set to chair the all-powerful ICC Board Meeting on January 28 and 29. "The ICC...
  • Pakistan cricketers refuse to sign three-month extended contract Yesterday

    Pakistan cricketers, who are currently touring New Zealand, have refused to sign the three-month extended contract that is given to them by the national cricket board (PCB). According to the Express newspaper, the national team players, after a meeting in New Zealand, declined to sign the extended contracts and informed the...
  • I love mentoring Indian players during IPL: Mike Hussey Yesterday

    He is one among the few top overseas players to have regularly featured in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and Michael Hussey believes that his bond with it has got stronger over the years having played the role of a "mentor" to young Indian players. Hussey, who has played six seasons...
  • Shahid Afridi should continue playing ODIs after WC: Rashid Latif Yesterday

    Former captain Rashid Latif has sparked off a new controversy in Pakistan cricket by suggesting that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi must not retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup. "I don't think this is the right time to retire for Shahid. Misbah has already announced he will retire after the...
  • Mohammad Amir return still a long way off: Reports Yesterday

    Karachi: A senior official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reiterated on Sunday that banned paceman Mohammad Amir was still a long way from being considered for national selection. Pakistani media sparked off a hype this week that Amir could be returning to cricket by next month after International Cricket Council...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq needs help from seniors in World Cup: Shoaib Malik Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan discard Shoaib Malik says Misbah ul Haq was not an aggressive captain and he would need help from a few senior players if the national team was to do well in the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year old who has not been selected to play an ODI since mid-2013...
  • Ishant, Jadeja in line to return for must-win Australia clash Yesterday

    India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a must-win game for them. Bowling let India down in the first match,...
  • Srinivasan ready to cut off ties with CSK for BCCI return: reports Yesterday

    BCCI president in-exile N Srinivasan has decided to give up on his Indian Premier League franchisee Chennai Super Kings following the Supreme Court's ban on BCCI office bearers having any commercial interests in the board's activities. According to reports on Sunday, Srinivasan has apparently told BCCI members that he would keep...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 4th ODI Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies have won the toss and have opted to bat first. Teams: South Africa Rilee Rossouw, Morne van Wyk(w), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbott West Indies Dwayne Smith,...
  • Need to score runs, says Australian skipper George Bailey Yesterday

    Sydney: His team is scoring runs in heaps but Australia's ODI cricket captain George Bailey has been struggling and the batsman is planning to promote himself up the order in the match against India on Monday to get back in form and avoid the axe. The stand-in captain has been in...
  • 6th ODI: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs to seal series win Yesterday

    Dunedin: New Zealand clinched a 4-1 series victory over Sri Lanka by winning Sunday's sixth game of the seven-match one-day series by 120 runs. Kane Williamson made 97, Ross Taylor 96 and Corey Anderson scored 40 and took 3 for 37 as New Zealand defended their total of 315 for...
  • Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja fit for Sydney ODI Yesterday

    After India's dismal show in the first two ODI's of the tri-series, some good news coming in from Australia as the Indian team management confirmed reports of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja getting fit and ready to play the next one-day in Sydney. According to BCCI official website, www.bcci.tv, Ishant Sharma...