Cricket

  • Rohit set to miss CLT20, Pollard front-runner to lead Mumbai Indians 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Star batsman Rohit Sharma's finger fracture is not only a blow to the Indian team but a big setback for Mumbai Indians as well, who will be playing in the qualifiers of the Champions League T20 starting September 13, in Raipur. With Rohit sustaining a fractured middle finger during...
  • Graeme Swann stands by Alastair Cook criticism 2 hours 54 minutes ago

    Graeme Swann reiterated on Friday his call to Alastair Cook to stand down as England's one-day captain and quit limited overs internationals completely, saying the team's current approach to the 50-over game was akin to a "two-litre diesel in a Formula One race". The former off-spinner, who retired from international duty...
  • Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Murali Vijay for ODIs, T20 in England 2 hours 36 minutes ago

    Nottingham: India opener Rohit Sharma will miss the next three one-day internationals and the one-off Twenty20 game against England with a finger injury and will be replaced by Murali Vijay, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday. "Rohit Sharma has sustained a fracture on the middle finger of his right...
  • Kohli, Root, Smith, Williamson 'Fab Four' of Tests: Martin Crowe 4 hours 13 minutes ago

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson are the new "fabulous four" of Test Cricket but will go through "teething problems" before shooting for the stars. Calling them "leading young bucks in Test cricket today", Crowe said - Williamson from...
  • PCB struggling to sell TV rights for Australia, New Zealand series 8 hours 10 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing problems in selling the television rights of its forthcoming 'home' series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates for a reasonable amount. A reliable source in the board, aware of the developments, told PTI that while the PCB had kept...
  • Richardson anticipating West Indies domination in Test series 8 hours 39 minutes ago

    Basseterre: West Indies team manager Richie Richardson has backed the regional side to use the momentum from the successful one-day series and also dominate Bangladesh in the upcoming Test series. The hosts swept the three-match one-day series convincingly and will now turn their attention to the longer format, with matches scheduled...
  • Postponement of Pakistan Super League bidding process unfortunate: Haier owner 9 hours 32 minutes ago

    Karachi: The owner of Haier Pakistan, the company which had bid for the whole sale rights of the planned Pakistan Super League (PSL), has said the postponement of the bidding process and event was "unfortunate". Javed Afridi felt that until the Pakistan Cricket Board shed aside fears of failure, it would...
  • Afridi is best person to lead Pakistan in 2015 WC, says Malik 10 hours 13 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Shoaib Malik has said maverick allrounder Shahid Afridi is the best person to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. Malik, 32, said that if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to change the captain of the national one-day team it should...
  • Tri-series, Match 3: Zimbabwe struggle ahead of South Africa clash 10 hours 51 minutes ago

    Harare: Zimbabwe must overcome the discord in their camp as well as a skill handicap when they take on South Africa in a one-day international triangular series match in Harare on Friday. While Zimbabwe have traditionally struggled against world cricket's heavyweights, their challenge appears to have become even greater as the...
  • Shakib Al Hasan can't play for KKR in CLT20 despite ban reduction 11 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bangladesh's star allrounder Shakib al-Hasan wouldn't be able to play in the upcoming Champions League T20 for the IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders even though the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has reduced his ban. While Shakib is free to play competitive cricket from September 15, BCB's ban on NOCs...
  • Police case against Jagmohan Dalmiya for dishonouring national flag 20 hours 25 minutes ago

    Kolkata: A complaint was on Thursday lodged against Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya for allegedly dishonouring the national flag, the police said. "A case under Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 has been started in Maidan Police Station following a complaint of Kamal Dey who had...
  • I will be soon playing for Team India, says Irfan Pathan 10 hours 8 minutes ago

    Out-of-favour Indian pacer Irfan Pathan is confident of making a "comeback" to the national fold and said that he would focus on the Ranji Trophy matches to make his presence felt. "I will return very soon. For that my focus is on the forthcoming Ranji matches. I will play all the...
  • No role in BCCI elections as of now, says Lalit Modi 21 hours 8 minutes ago

    Although relieved at his passport being restored following the Delhi High Court verdict, Lalit Modi said that he "will not have any role to play" in the upcoming BCCI AGM as the Supreme Court-appointed Mukul Mudgal committee has not submitted its report yet. The former IPL chairman also indicated that if...
  • IPL Scandal: Mudgal committee to submit interim report in SC on Friday 21 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed probe commission headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal will be submitting an interim report on betting and spot-fixing scandal related to IPL-6 on Friday. "The legal counsel will submit the report in Supreme Court on Friday," Mudgal told PTI on Thursday. He however, refused to furnish...
  • Suresh Raina will bat at number five, confirms MS Dhoni 22 hours 29 minutes ago

    Cardiff: The move to send Suresh Raina to bat at number five paid rich dividends as his match-winning century helped India post a 133-run win over England, and it seems the Indian team management is in no mood to tamper with the middle order batsman's position in the batting line-up. "Yes,...
  • I rate Raina's knock as one of the best overseas: Sunil Gavaskar 23 hours 11 minutes ago

    Cardiff: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar lavished parises on Suresh Raina's match-winning knock in the second ODI against England and rated the left-hander's hundred as one of the best ODI innings overseas. "You have got to rate it as one of the best innings. You can't call it the top innings...
  • BCCI awards Micromax 2014-15 title sponsorship for Rs 18 crore Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Marketing Committee of the BCCI on Thursday awarded the Title Sponsorship for the International Series and Domestic Tournaments to be played in India during the 2014-15 season to Micromax Informatics Limited for an approximate fee of Rs 18 crore. According to a BCCI release, "The winning bid for...
  • Ravi Shastri instilled confidence in the team, says Suresh Raina Yesterday

    Cardiff: Having scored a match-winning 75-ball-100 against England in the second ODI, Suresh Raina attributed his success to Team Director Ravi Shastri's pre-match pep talk, which urged him to go out and express himself. "Ravi Shastri gave us a lot of confidence. He came in the team meeting and said a...
  • An ODI win can't quieten the shouts for Fletcher's removal 9 hours 8 minutes ago

    Even as the future of coach Duncan Fletcher hangs in the balance and uncertainty looms large over the Zimbabwean's job with BCCI, former India players, including master batsman Gundappa Vishwanath are batting for an Indian to take over the national team's coaching reins. "We have so many greats to guide the...
  • Different format, different Team India Yesterday

    It wasn't surprising to see a drastically different India in the second ODI against England at Cardiff on Wednesday. A team coming from consecutive Test defeats - both inside three days - took to ODIs like fish to water. And before we forget, it's the ODI champions after all that...
  • David Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations Yesterday

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed satisfaction with preparations for next year's ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after receiving detailed updates in Melbourne and Wellington this week. The briefings and presentations took place in the two host cities from August 25 to 27 followed by venue...
  • England fined for maintaining slow over-rate in Cardiff Yesterday

    Cardiff: As if the loss was not enough, England's cricketers were fined 10 per cent of their match fees while their skipper Alastair Cook was docked 20 per cent of his earnings for maintaining a slow over-rate in the second one-dayer against India. "Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of...
  • Azhar Mahmood calls for end to mental health 'taboo' in cricket Yesterday

    London: Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood hopes to make mental health less of a "taboo" subject in South Asia. Last week cricket stars from several countries gathered at a leading London hotel for Mahmood's benefit dinner, where tributes to him were led by Pakistan great Wasim Akram. But the dinner also saw...
  • Rajasthan players in limbo as RCA can't give NOC for inter-state transfer Yesterday

    New Delhi: With the Indian domestic season set to kick off in another month and a half, the future of top Rajasthan cricketers like Pankaj Singh, Robin Bist and Ashok Menaria hangs in balance as it is difficult for them to even get an inter-state transfer to play for any...
  • Suresh Raina provides India the perfect 'ton'ic Yesterday

    Bereft of an inspiring performance since Ishant Sharma's seven-wicket burst at Lord's, Team India received the perfect tonic on Wednesday - provided by its limited-overs specialist Suresh Raina. Off-field disagreements had taken precedence and Raina's century in a winning cause in the Cardiff ODI played the right notes to lift...
  • I will return 'sooner rather than later', says Lalit Modi Yesterday

    London: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi said he plans to return to India "sooner rather than later" after his passport was restored by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. Modi has been living in exile in London since his passport was revoked by the Mumbai Regional Passport Office...
  • Cook disappointed with 'friend' Swann's World Cup comment Yesterday

    Cardiff: With friends like Graeme Swann, England captain Alastair Cook may feel he has no need of any enemies. England suffered a massive 133-run defeat by world champions India in the second one-day international in Cardiff on Wednesday, effectively the first of what is now a four-match series following Monday's total...
  • PCB to discuss ways to help bowlers with suspect action Yesterday

    Karachi: A special committee formed by the Pakistan Cricket Board to identify and help bowlers with suspect bowling actions will hold its first meeting in Lahore this weekend. "The board has scheduled meetings of the newly formed cricket committee and other sub-committees. The committee will apparently list down those bowlers who...
  • ODIs a good format to come back into form, says MS Dhoni Yesterday

    Cardiff: Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run win in the second ODI against England on Thursday and the Indian captain said it's a "good format to come back into form" following the Test series debacle. Dhoni was cheered on...
  • Captain MS Dhoni hails Suresh Raina's fantastic knock Yesterday

    Cardiff: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praises on Suresh Raina for his match-winning hundred in the second one-dayer against England on Thursday that helped the visitors take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. "It was a fantastic knock," said Dhoni, about Raina's 75-ball 100. India humbled the hosts by 133...