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  • No need to remove MS Dhoni as India captain, says BCCI August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: With the World Cup only six months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) doesn't intend to sack India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose leadership has now been put under lens by critics. On a day when the BCCI cracked the whip in the aftermath of the...
  • Duncan Fletcher cannot be blamed for India's poor show: Alec Stewart August 19, 2014

    Former England captain Alec Stewart batted for underfire Indian coach Duncan Fletcher, saying the Zimbabwean cannot be held responsible for India's pathetic show in England since a coach can only guide and execution on the field was players' job. Stewart's comments came after Ravi Shastri was appointed the Director of Indian...
  • Gavaskar backs Dhoni, gives thumbs up to Shastri move August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has not only backed underfire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but also gave a thumbs up to BCCI's new move of appointing Ravi Shastri as the Team Director. "He has led from the front. He has batted at difficult positions. He has set an example....
  • Mudgal committee members Englandbound to quiz cricketers August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Courtappointed IPL probe committee members, headed by Retd Justice Mukul Mudgal, is likely to leave for England within a few days to talk to a few members of the Indian cricket team regarding betting and spotfixing scandal during IPL 6. Deputy DG of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)...
  • BCCI sidelines Duncan Fletcher after England debacle August 19, 2014

    MS Dhoni and Fletcher remain in place, but only time will tell if the appointment of Ravi Shastri as director of cricket is a temporary measure or a sign of deeper changes ahead in the Indian cricket. ...
  • Performance depends on captain and players: Kirmani August 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Former wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani on Tuesday welcomed Ravi Shastri's appointment as Team India Director but said the ultimate responsibility of team's performance lies with the captain and his players. "It is a very welcome change to start with Let A, B, C or D be the incharge of cricket...
  • Struggling Cheteshwar Pujara gets BCCI nod to play county cricket August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the toporder batsmen who failed to click in the fiveTest series against England that India lost 13, has sought permission to play in the remainder of the English county season and will be allowed to do so by the Board. "Pujara is not part of...
  • Darren Lehmann dares England to produce green tops August 19, 2014

    Melbourne: Ashes might be almost a year away, but verbal volleys have begun with Australian coach Darren Lehmann challenging England to produce the same green, seaming pitches they used to beat India when his team visits the 'Old Blighty' next year. "The wickets were quite sporting over there in the last...
  • Duncan Fletcher is free to quit, says BCCI official August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With Ravi Shastri being appointed as the Director of the Indian cricket team, the days of current chief coach Duncan Fletcher seems to be numbered as there is a question mark about his presence during the upcoming home series against the West Indies. "Duncan has no powers left whatsoever....
  • India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 13 demolition at the hands of England in the recentlyconcluded fivematch series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...
  • Team India will be reenergised under Ravi Shastri: BCCI secretary Patel August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Tuesday said that the Indian team will be reenergised under Ravi Shastri, who has been appointed as the Team Director for the ODI series against England. "We are quite sure that the boys will be reenergised under the guidance of Shastri. His onthefield and...
  • Ravi Shastri appointed Team India Director for ODI series in England August 19, 2014

    In a surprise move on Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named former India captain Ravi Shastri as Director, Indian Team, for the fivematch ODI series against England besides appointing Sanjay Bangar as assistant to chief coach Duncan Fletcher. While the appointment of Bangar, who came into...
  • 'India need exposure outside the riches of IPL' August 19, 2014

    London: India captain M S Dhoni might have refused to blame IPL for his team's shambolic show in the fiveTest series against England, but former English skipper Michael Vaughan feels the young Indian players must come out of the cashrich league's shadow and play county cricket. "The Board Of Control for...
  • Stuart Broad left out of England ODI squad to face India August 19, 2014

    Strike bowler Stuart Broad, one of the heroes of England's 31 Test series victory against India, was on Monday left out of a 15man squad for the five oneday internationals between the two teams. Broad, who played for England at The Oval despite having a broken nose and two black eyes...
  • Not the right time for 'Quit Dhoni' movement August 19, 2014

    You change a captain on performance grounds in two cases: (a) if he continues to fail as a skipper after his appointment or (b) when a proven leader hits a downward slide, fails to lift the team out of the hole and there's someone capable waiting in the wings to...
  • Former player should be attached with Fletcher: BCCI Jt secy August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: BCCI joint sectetary Anurag Thakur is the first prominent official to voice his concern about the performance of Indian team's support staff and felt that "some introspection" is needed regarding Duncan Fletcher's role. "Not only as a BCCI official but just like millions of fans, I am extremely disappointed...
  • Team India outplayed in all departments in Test series August 18, 2014

    CNNIBN's panel of experts discusses India's humiliating defeat after England wrapped up the fivematch Test series 31 with an innings and 244run victory at The Oval. ...
  • Indian batsmen were like lambs to the slaughter: Boycott August 18, 2014

    London: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has slammed the Indian team for their pathetic display with both bat and ball in the humiliating 13 Test series loss to England and said the batsmen were like "lambs to the slaughter". "India were pathetic when they had to bat and bowl on two...
  • Gavaskar, Ganguly ask selectors to take tough decisions August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly have blasted the Indian team and said it was high time for the selectors to take some tough decisions following the embarrassing 13 Test series loss to England. Ganguly said the team had shown "no effort, no heart, no fight." "There have to...
  • Dark days disappear for transformed England cricket team August 18, 2014

    Drenched in champagne and surrounded by jubilant teammates, England captain Alastair Cook held his arms aloft and savored the feeling of winning a test series again. It had been a while. Following the humiliation of a 50 Ashes whitewash in Australia and the dejection of a lastgasp home series loss to Sri...
  • IPL main cause of India's disgusting show: Bishen Singh Bedi August 18, 2014

    Baffled by the meek surrender in England, former India skipper and leftarm spinner Bishen Singh Bedi says the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the main culprit behind the Test embarrassment India have suffered. A fierce critic of the IPL, spinbowling great Bedi minced no words summarising India's shameful performance, saying...
  • BCCI not giving enough importance to Test cricket: Dilip Vengsarkar August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Finding fault with the BCCI for not being serious enough about Test matches, former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar said the itinerary was wrongly drawn without any tour games in between the rubber that India miserably lost to England 13 at The Oval on Sunday. Vengsarkar also castigated team coach Duncan...
  • May be it is time to sack Dhoni as captain, says Srikkanth August 18, 2014

    Though it's time to remove Dhoni from captaincy, we don't have a suitable replacement at present, says former India captain. ...
  • Michael Vaughan tweets picture of 'white Indian cricket flag' August 18, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan took criticism to another level after the former England skipper posted a 'white flag' on his twitter handle, terming it as the new Indian cricket flag after MS Dhoni and Co's abject surrender at The Oval. Vaughan not only slammed the Indian team for its poor showing after...
  • India fined for slow over rate at The Oval August 18, 2014

    London: India were fined for maintaining a slow over rate during the fifth and final Test against England at The Oval here on Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the fines after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side was ruled to be three overs short...
  • Former players want Fletcher out, question Dhoni's captaincy August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India's beleaguered cricketers have come under sharp criticism from former players who called for coach Duncan Fletcher's immediate ouster while questioning Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy in the Test series against England that culminated with an innings and 244 runs annihilation at the Oval. The players were critical of Fletcher's...
  • Jadeja incident helped me: James Anderson August 18, 2014

    London: The series against India has taught England pace spearhead James Anderson a lesson or two. Instead of being aggressive with his attitude and mouth, Anderson now prefers to let the ball do all the talking. Anderson, who was involved with an altercation with India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: The continenthopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limitedovers series. Next stop after...
  • Dream come true for us, says Sanju Samson's family August 18, 2014

    The family of Indian cricket's newest player Sanju Samson on Monday said the opportunity for the 19yearold to play for the national team was a "dream come true". Sanju who was earlier this month selected for the ODI team as a wicketkeeperbatsman Monday morning left the coastal town of...
  • 'Wait and watch', Dhoni replies to queries on quitting captaincy August 18, 2014

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave an openended reply to a query if he is ready to quit captaincy after another Test debacle on foreign soil having lost the current series 13 to England. To a question that if he is contemplating resignation, Dhoni replied,"You will have to wait and...