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  • Alastair Cook sacked in a 'hugely disrespectful' way: Andrew Strauss 6 days ago

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has launched a strong attack on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), saying sacking of former skipper Alastair Cook was "hugely disrespectful". The 29-year-old Cook, who was in dismal form, has been replaced as England One-Day International (ODI) captain by middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan...
  • Alastair Cook out, Eoin Morgan in as England ODI captain: reports 1 week ago

    London: Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat, will be replaced as skipper by swashbuckling middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan. Cook...
  • I'm waiting for a call says England exile Kevin Pietersen 1 week ago

    London: Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen on Friday said he would consider any offer to return as England selectors met to decide which players are set for World Cup duty. Pietersen was dropped from the squad by the England and Wales Cricket board in February and the controversial batsman subsequently released...
  • Lord's to host ICC World Cup 2019 final December 18, 2014

    London: Lord's has been chosen to host the 2019 World Cup final and the 2017 Women's World Cup final, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The ECB also revealed the 2019 semi-finals will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Oval, Taunton, Chester-le-Street, Headingley,...
  • ICC refuses to review Danish Kaneria's life ban November 25, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner, Danish Kaneria has lost another bid to get his life ban reviewed with the International Cricket Council (ICC) refusing to take up his case. Kaneria told PTI that he had sent a letter to the ICC with his case documents requesting them to review the life ban...
  • ECB is jealous of IPL's success: Kevin Pietersen November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen says the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) feeling of jealousy against "Indian Premier League's (IPL) money" has resulted in its refusal to cut its own schedule and permit English cricketers to play in the lucrative tournament. Pietersen is of the opinion that England...
  • Mark Ramprakash set to be hired as England batting coach: reports November 4, 2014

    London: Mark Ramprakash is set to be appointed as England batting coach this week, according to media reports on Monday. Ramprakash, 45, has been tipped to be Graham Gooch's successor after the former England opener was axed earlier this year. It is believed Ramprakash and the England and Wales Cricket Board...
  • 'Kevin Pietersen may never play in England again' October 17, 2014

    Ash, England: Kevin Pietersen may have played his last professional game of cricket in England, former international team mate Geraint Jones said on Thursday. South African-born batsman Pietersen, sacked by England at the start of the year, caused a storm of controversy this month when he attacked the national cricket board...
  • Former ECB chief slams Kevin Pietersen bullying claims October 13, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen's controversial allegations of bullying within the England team have been slammed by former England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier. Pietersen used his autobiography, which went on general sale on Thursday, to make a series of incendiary claims against a number of figures within the England...
  • Kevin Pietersen accepts England career maybe over October 10, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen conceded Friday he may "potentially" have played his last match for England as the controversy surrounding his autobiography continues. During an intensive publicity campaign, South Africa-born batsman Pietersen -- England's all-time leading run-scorer -- has indicated a wish to resume an international career abruptly cut short in February following...
  • Kevin Pietersen, the misunderstood maverick October 10, 2014

    London: Maverick, innovator, game-changer, big-hitter, showman - accolades that Kevin Pietersen has lapped up ever since he decided to up sticks from his native South Africa and try his luck in England. But when the axe fell on his decade-long England career following last winter's 5-0 Ashes humiliation, everyone involved in...
  • Kevin Pietersen still to discover reason for England axe October 10, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen said on Thursday that he had yet to find out why he was sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board as officials maintained their wall of silence after a deluge of publicity for his controversial autobiography. Pietersen`s decade-long international career, during which time the South Africa-born batsman...
  • Pietersen open to England return if Clarke leaves ECB job October 9, 2014

    London: As fanciful a scenario as it may seem but Kevin Pietersen says he could yet be open to the idea of coming out of retirement to play for England again if ECB boss Giles Clarke exits the scene. "What would have to happen for me to be recalled by England?"...
  • Kevin Pietersen blames Andy Flower for 'choking' England October 9, 2014

    There were many villains in the England dressing-room but none was bigger than coach Andy Fowler, Kevin Pietersen said as he launched a fresh attack on the man he blames for master-minding a covert operation to get rid of him. Forty-eight hours of Flower-bashing did not seem enough to satisfy Pietersen...
  • English cricket rocked by Kevin Pietersen's allegations October 8, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen was made to wait eight months before having his say on the termination of his turbulent international career with England. The wait is over - and the ramifications of his response are rocking English cricket. The sports agenda in England is being dominated by the fallout from the release of...
  • Michael Vaughan slams ECB 'charges' against Kevin Pietersen October 8, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan ridiculed a leaked England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) report into Kevin Pietersen's alleged misbehaviour during the Ashes whitewash in Australia as the fall-out from the controversial autobiography of England's all-time leading run-scorer showed no sign of stopping. Among the 'offences' of which Pietersen, effectively sacked by England...
  • Document surfaces outlining Kevin Pietersen's misbehaviour October 8, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen's monopoly of the airwaves and printed media regarding his claims of bullying in the England cricket team's dressing room ended abruptly on Tuesday with the leaking of an email outlining his poor behaviour on last year's disastrous Ashes series in Australia. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) insisted...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen says Nasser Hussain October 7, 2014

    London: Nasser Hussain said there was "no way back" for Kevin Pietersen after England's all-time leading run-scorer launched his autobiography with blistering attacks on wicketkeeper Matt Prior and former coach Andy Flower. The South Africa-born batsman, axed by England earlier this year after the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, claimed...
  • Kevin Pietersen claims 'bullying' hurt England dressing room October 6, 2014

    Dumped England batsman Kevin Pietersen has slammed his former team managers for allegedly allowing a culture of 'bullying' to develop and claimed coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior were behind an orchestrated campaign to oust him. In an interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper on the launch of his autobiography,...
  • RBI eases norms for issuance of equity shares under FDI September 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Easing foreign direct investment (FDI) norms, Reserve Bank has allowed companies to issue equity shares to a resident outside India against any type of fund subject to certain conditions. RBI reviewed the extant guidelines for issue of shares or convertible debentures under the automatic route and has permitted issue of...
  • Six England players receive first central contracts September 11, 2014

    London: Six players have been awarded central contracts by England for the first time, indicating the scale of the upheaval in the national team since the Ashes whitewash by Australia around the turn of the year. Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were among...
  • England's Tim Bresnan ruled out of Twenty20 against India September 5, 2014

    Leeds: England allrounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the lone Twenty20 International against India to be held at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) twitter handle on Friday stated that he is suffering from a shoulder strain. ".@timbresnan has been ruled out of the NatWest...
  • Ian Bell ruled out of final EnglandIndia ODI September 3, 2014

    Ian Bell has been ruled out of England's fifth and final oneday international against India at Headingley with a broken toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The batsman's injury was due to be assessed during practice on Thursday, but England have already decided that he will not...
  • RBI allows ECB lenders to extend loans in rupees September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Relaxing norms for external borrowings, the RBI today allowed ECB lenders can now extend loans in Indian Rupees to domestic businesses. "With a view to providing greater flexibility for structuring of external commercial borrowings (ECB) arrangements, it has been decided that recognised nonresident ECB lenders may extend loans in...
  • England's Ian Bell suffers broken toe during 4th ODI at Edgbaston September 2, 2014

    England batsman Ian Bell sustained a "small fracture" in his big left toe on Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Bell was hit on his toe batting against throwdowns before the fourth oneday international against India at his Edgbaston home ground on Tuesday. The Warwickshire shotmaker was replaced at No...
  • England and Wales Cricket Board denies 'courtsiding' eviction story August 29, 2014

    Nottingham: The English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has denied that the eviction of a man from the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff during the second ODI on Wednesday was related to courtsiding or betting. One of the local papers in England, The Cricket Paper, had reported that 'a man was ejected...
  • Alastair Cook contemplated resignation last month: Paul Downton August 16, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook has succeeded in pulling England out of Ashes defeat depression with two massive victories over India but the England captain was mulling putting in his papers during the Sri Lanka series, it has been revealed. England team's managing director Paul Downton says Cook was contemplating resigning from his...
  • Danish Kaneria says he will continue to fight against life ban August 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned legspinner, Danish Kaneria will not give up his fight to get his name cleared and seek damages from the England and Wales cricket board which imposed the punishment on him for spotfixing. A court of appeal in the United Kingdom on Tuesday turned down an appeal by Kaneria...
  • Danish Kaneria loses final legal challenge against life ban August 12, 2014

    London: Former Pakistan international Danish Kaneria has lost his final legal challenge in an English court against a life ban imposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board for spotfixing while playing for county side Essex, it was announced on Tuesday. Judge Stanley Burton, sitting in England's Court of Appeal, said...
  • Anderson told Jadeja to 'f**k off': story behind the ugly spat August 4, 2014

    Left redfaced after the ICC judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis found England seamer James Anderson "not guilty" of pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge Test match, the BCCI has gone a bit on the back foot as they are yet to decide on their next course of action. Asked if the...