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  • World Cup 2015: South Africa thump Ireland in Canberra 5 hours 13 minutes ago

    Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis scored brilliant hundreds and Kyle Abbott picked up four wickets as South Africa registered a 201-run win over Ireland. ...
  • Abhinav Mukund to lead Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy final against Karnataka 5 hours 17 minutes ago

    Chennai: Having successfully led the Tamil Nadu into the Ranji finals, Abhinav Mukund is once again set to captain the side in the title clash against holders Karnataka starting Sunday. The Tamil Nadu Cricket Assication (TNCA) released a 16-member squad that will prepare for one final flourish in the five-day title...
  • Disappointed at lack of exciting games at World Cup: Michael Holding 6 hours 54 minutes ago

    "People carried away by ODIs, it's not that exciting; not all associates need exposure against the best", said Michael Holding. ...
  • Court allows suspended Sneh Bansal to continue as DDCA president 7 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In an interim relief to Sneh Bansal who was suspended from the post of DDCA president by his rivals, a Delhi court has ordered that he will again function as the President of the cricket body till its further orders. Additional District Judge Manish Yaduvanshi said "status quo" should...
  • Windies have batted well even without Gayle contributing: Clive Lloyd 7 hours 33 minutes ago

    "Whenever Gayle gets off, it gives the team impetus but we have got 300 when he hasn't got run", says Clive Lloyd. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Tendulkar, Lara catch up in Australia 8 hours 23 minutes ago

    Sydney: Batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara revel in each other's company and it was no different when they met during the ongoing cricket World Cup in Australia. The two legends, who share more than 55,000 international runs, took out time to catch up here. Tendulkar today posted a photo...
  • World Cup 2015: Mohammed Shami fit to play against West Indies 8 hours 32 minutes ago

    Perth: India speedster Mohammed Shami has apparently recovered from his knee injury and is available for selection in team's next group league match against West Indies on March 6. Shami was rested in the UAE match as a precautionary measure but the Bengal pacer took part in the training activity at...
  • Sourav Ganguly hails Jagmohan Dalmiya's return as BCCI chief 8 hours 34 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday hailed the return of Jagmohan Dalmiya as BCCI president and said the seasoned cricket administrator will fulfil all the expectations. "He knows (things) better than anybody else. He will do all the right things. He will fulfil all the expectations," Ganguly said. There were...
  • World Cup: Shoaib Akhtar flayed for mocking Pakistan cricket on show 8 hours 49 minutes ago

    Karachi: Maverick former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's remarks mocking the state of affairs in Pakistan cricket on a popular Indian comedy show have evoked angry reactions from ex-players and officials in Pakistan. Akhtar appeared with off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on the 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' show in India and some of his...
  • Tendulkar played against better bowlers than Kohli, says Mohammad Yousuf 8 hours 56 minutes ago

    Pakistan haven't had a good run at the 2015 World Cup so far and, back home, the criticism of the team has been severe, with former cricketers like Shoaib Akhtar mincing no words. Mohammad Yousuf, holder of the record for most Test runs - 1788, in 2006 - in a...
  • Ranjib Biswal to remain Indian Premier League chairman 9 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Odisha Cricket Association president Ranjib Biswal will retain his position as the chairman of the cash-rich Indian Premier League in the new regime under Jagmohan Dalmiya. Although none of the sub-committees has been announced, it has been reliably learnt that there won't be any change in the IPL hierarchy...
  • Players are now used to IPL schedule: Virender Sehwag 9 hours 23 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Out-of-favour India opener Virender Sehwag on Tuesday said that the start of the cash-rich Indian Premier League less than 10 days after the conclusion of the ongoing cricket World Cup was not a problem as the players were used to such kind of tight schedule. Asked if the players would...
  • World Cup: All I wanted to do was play cricket, says Nawroz Mangal 9 hours 24 minutes ago

    Perth: It's a tale that is all too synonymous with Afghan cricket. Born in Kabul, early years spent in refugee camps in Pakistan following the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the subsequent Civil War, and a return to the country and city of birth after the Taliban rule was put...
  • PCB chief to meet Jagmohan Dalmiya, seeks stamp on bilateral series 10 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: PCB chairman Shahryar Khan has welcomed the return of 'old friend' Jagmohan Dalmiya to the BCCI helm and said that he will be visiting India later in the week to seek confirmation from his counterpart on the planned series between the two countries from 2015 to 2023. Both Dalmiya...
  • IPL promoters face 'closer scrutiny' of transactions 10 hours 36 minutes ago

    Kochi: The newly-elected BCCI vice president on tuesday said there will be a "closer scrutiny" of financial transactions of IPL teams' promoters to make the "world's biggest cricket event" a transparent affair. A day after he was elected as BCCI vice president, IPL governing council member T C Mathew said all...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers hails South Africa 'rock' Hashim Amla 10 hours 49 minutes ago

    Canberra: South Africa captain AB de Villiers hailed Hashim Amla as the team's "rock" after the opener cracked 159 in the crushing 201-run World Cup win over Ireland on Tuesday. Amla reached his 20th one-day international century faster than any batsman, his career-best score coming in his 108th innings, with India's...
  • World Cup 2015: Virat Kohli abuses journalist over an article about Anushka 10 hours 55 minutes ago

    Perth: India's premier batsman and team's vice-captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday suddenly lost his cool after the training session as he hurled abuses at a journalist before the side's group league game against West Indies at the WACA on Friday. It didn't occur to anybody that something of this sort will...
  • Watch: 'The Week Hour Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha 11 hours 6 minutes ago

    In this episode of 'The Hour That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the Union Budget 2015, swine flu, Oscar and Cricket World Cup. ...
  • World Cup: Kevin Pietersen does not warrant England return, says Nasser Hussain 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    Kevin Pietersen does not warrant a recall to the England team despite apparent support from incoming ECB chief Colin Graves, according to former skipper Nasser Hussain. Pietersen was sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) last year but England's dreadful start to the World Cup has inevitably raised debate...
  • ICC World Cup: Nabi hopes Afghanistan will push Australia 11 hours 39 minutes ago

    Perth: Mohammad Nabi took over as captain of Afghanistan's one-day international team just under two years back, and has led the team in 25 of their 48 ODIs to date. He has overseen their qualification to the World T20 in Bangladesh last year, and to the World Cup this year...
  • World Cup 2015: Amla, Du Plessis star as South Africa thump Ireland 11 hours 44 minutes ago

    Ireland came into the match at the Manuka Oval high on confidence after victories in their first two games. South Africa, one of the pre-tournament favourites, presented a far sterner test than West Indies and United Arab Emirates, however, and ruthless batting from Hashim Amla (159) and Faf du Plessis...
  • World Cup: India can celebrate Holi, we will celebrate win, says Sammy 12 hours 8 minutes ago

    Perth: Darren Sammy loves a laugh. He plays his cricket with a smile, and he seems never to take life seriously, except when his team is losing a game of cricket. At the Murdoch University ground on Tuesday (March 3), as his beloved West Indian side continued its preparations for Friday's...
  • World Cup pitches are different from tri-series: Kirti Azad 12 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Without intending to undermine India's brilliant showing so far in the cricket World Cup, former all-rounder Kirti Azad feels the pitches being prepared for the showpiece event are a lot flatter than the ones used during the tri-series preceding the tournament. After failing to win a single ODI in...
  • World Cup: No disciplinary action against Pakistan selector Moin Khan 12 hours 51 minutes ago

    Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan will not face further disciplinary action after being sent home from the World Cup for visiting a casino. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said the matter had been investigated and no further action would be taken against Moin. Moin Khan has suffered a terrible last few...
  • World Cup: Should India rest key players? Pick your India XI vs West Indies 13 hours 2 minutes ago

    With three wins in the bag and a place in the quarter-finals assured, should India captain MS Dhoni test the bench strength to keep every member of the squad ready for tougher battles ahead? Pick your XI for the match against West Indies on Friday. But remember, you can submit...
  • World Cup: Michael Clarke sidesteps Darren Lehmann fall-out talk 14 hours 25 minutes ago

    Perth: Michael Clarke shrugged off suggestions he was at loggerheads with Australia coach Darren Lehmann by telling reporters on Tuesday: "You won't get headlines out of me". In the aftermath of the one-wicket loss to New Zealand at the weekend, Clarke's observation that Australia had failed to prepare for the swinging...
  • Phil Simmons' West Indies move 'not a done deal', says Cricket Ireland 14 hours 32 minutes ago

    Canberra: Cricket Ireland has refused to comment on speculation that their coach Phil Simmons may be heading home to the Caribbean after the World Cup to coach the West Indies, saying nothing had been finalised yet. Media reports over the past few days have suggested that Simmons is one of the...
  • Cricket World Cup: I am not at all surprised with India's turnaround, says Ravi Shastri 14 hours 53 minutes ago

    Perth: India's stunning turnaround of fortunes in the World Cup may have surprised many but not team director Ravi Shastri, who says the "script went on expected lines" as he had full faith in the players' abilities. India entered the quadrennial extravaganza following a winless tour Down Under and the defending...
  • ICC World Cup: Will Dhoni throw the Ashwin challenge at Gayle? 14 hours 54 minutes ago

    The media may be peeved at MS Dhoni the late-comer, but he's making all the right moves on the turf that matters. Three wins in three matches, and India's World Cup defence well on its way. India stayed in Perth after having UAE for an evening snack, awaiting West Indies, who...
  • ICC Cricket World Cup: National Anthem row adds to Eoin Morgan's woes 15 hours 17 minutes ago

    Sydney: As if England captain Eoin Morgan did not have enough to worry about leading his stumbling side at the World Cup, he has become caught up in a row over his failure to sing the national anthem. Thumping defeats by Australia (111 runs), New Zealand (eight wickets) and Sri Lanka...