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  • Roshan Mahanama is fourth match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs 3 hours 24 minutes ago

    Dubai: Roshan Mahanama became the latest member of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) elite panel of match referees to reach the 200-mark milestone in One-Day Internationals (ODI) when he officiated the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Tuesday. A former captain and member of...
  • Virat Kohli climbs to 2nd, Bhuvneshwar in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings Yesterday

    Dubai: Benefitting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career. Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in the final match, in...
  • Cricket Australia sets up amnesty period to report fixing suspicions Yesterday

    Melbourne: In a first of its kind initiative, Cricket Australia has decided to establish an amnesty period for its players to report corruption-related suspicions in an effort to weed out match fixing in the game and shady characters behind it. Cricketers face bans of up to five years if they are...
  • Twenty20 cricket good for the sport, says Azhar Mahmood Yesterday

    Dubai: Former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood on Sunday said he disagreed that Twenty20 cricket was spoiling younger generations of batsmen and is a threat to Test and one-day cricket. The 39-year-old was speaking at the launch of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) nine-day camp in the United Arab Emirates for young...
  • Too late to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan captain: Inzamam-ul-Haq Yesterday

    With the word divided on Pakistan's leadership in the 2015 World Cup between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Aridi, former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that it's too late to meddle with the national captaincy with just over a 100 days remaining for the showpiece event. "I think Pakistan should now continue with Misbah as...
  • World Cup captains say handling pressure will be key to winning in Australia Yesterday

    New Delhi: Defending Team India's often-criticised character of crumbling under pressure, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that the current side is better adept in responding to difficult situations than before. "In 2003, we lost to the best Australian side under Ricky Ponting. But today, the Indian team won't buckle under pressure,"...
  • India-Australia final ideal for 2015 World Cup: Ricky Ponting 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29. "A final between Australia and India will be the...
  • Healthy team environment saw India lift 2011 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Apart from a strong team, a healthy team environment was crucial for India's title triumph at the 2011 World Cup, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Saturday. "During the 2011 World Cup, our team was really strong. But the most important factor was the healthy team environment we had within...
  • Pakistan will struggle in World Cup: Aamir Sohail 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Aamir Sohail on Saturday predicted that Pakistan will have tough time in the cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year as the team does not have quality back-up players. "Pakistan team is not playing well. We don't have back up players and that's...
  • ICC backs new testing methods for chucking 2 days ago

    Dubai: Seeking to address doubts raised by the University of Western Australia (UWA), the ICC on Saturday defended its recent drive against chucking and its processes of identifying, testing bowlers with suspect actions. UWA was formerly the sole bio-mechanical testing centre for bowling actions and it has raised doubts over the...
  • Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag won't feature in 2015 World Cup: Ganguly 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday ruled out Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh's chances of staging a comeback to the Indian team for next year's ODI World Cup. "It will be difficult for Sehwag and Yuvraj to play in this World Cup. Because World Cup is so near and...
  • Ishant Sharma should be India's key bowler in World Cup 2015, says Allan Border 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming India's prospects as very strong in the 2015 World Cup, former Australia captain Allan Border said that a fit Ishant Sharma should be a key bowler for the Men in Blue Down Under. Paceman Ishant, who was included in India's ODI squad against the West Indies after Mohit...
  • Sri Lanka identifies 85 school bowlers with suspect action 3 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has identified 85 school cricketers bowling with suspected illegal actions in its campaign to clean up the cradle of the sport in the country. The bowlers include 60 spinners and 25 seamers, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Thursday. Sri Lanka boasts of a strong schools cricket...
  • Hope ISL team owners Dhoni and Kohli focused only on cricket World Cup 5 days ago

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is adept at the balancing acts. Outside cricket, he has unmatched passion for guns and motorbikes but hardly ever has that affected his game or leadership on the field. However, the serious business of investing in the world's most followed game may demand a different,...
  • Dhoni must stay captain till 2015 World Cup, says Ganguly 5 days ago

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership. While India's overseas record under Dhoni isn't anything to boast about, Ganguly feels the time is not right to think about a possible successor. "Not till...
  • India losing it's grip over cricket market? 5 days ago

    India has long dominated the international cricket market with the BCCI controlling majority of the International Cricket Council's revenues. But it might not be the case anymore. According to a media report, ICC's media rights deal shows that India's contribution to world cricket has fallen considerably. "After Star won the ICC...
  • 'Darrell Hair has gone mad,' says angry Harbhajan Singh 5 days ago

    An enraged Harbhajan Singh has slammed former ICC umpirer Darrell hair for his remark "role models for chuckers" directed at him, Saqlain Mushtaq and Muttiah Muralitharan after ICC's recent clamp down on illegal bowling action leading to bans on a number of bowlers. "This is too much. Hair is...
  • De Villiers says New Zealand among World Cup favourites 6 days ago

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers says co-host New Zealand ranks among the favourites to win next year's Cricket World Cup. De Villiers told a news conference on Wednesday, on his team's arrival in New Zealand for a series of three one-day internationals, that familiarity with local conditions would make New...
  • Afridi backs Misbah as skipper for next World Cup 6 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board moved to end a controversy surrounding the captaincy of the national team and issued a statement by Shahid Afridi in which the allrounder threw his weight behind struggling Misbah-ul- Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. The board said in a late night release that...
  • India have a good chance of defending World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 6 days ago

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title in 2015 to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. "India have got a good chance of defending the World Cup. They are a very good One-Day International (ODI) side...
  • PCB to discuss World Cup captaincy in meeting 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will convene a meeting of its Board of Governors next week to discuss the thorny issue of national team's captaincy for next year's World Cup. Sources in the board said Chairman Shaharyar Khan had called for the meeting after the spate of incidents in Abu Dhabi...
  • Australia top ODI rankings after Pakistan whitewash 1 week ago

    Dubai: The cancellation of their third ODI against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam due to cyclone 'hudhud' has cost India a chance to regain the number one spot even as Australia grabbed the numero uno position in the ICC rankings issued on Monday. "Australia has surged to the top of the...
  • Top spot in ODI rankings means nothing in World Cup, feel Australia October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Australia's stand-in captain George Bailey admits that regaining the number one ranking will count for nothing once they launch their assault on the World Cup on home soil in February. Australia claimed a nail-biting one-run victory in the 50th and final over on Sunday to take the third one-dayer...
  • Shahid Afridi unsure about Pakistan's fate in World Cup October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Stand-in captain Shahid Afridi believes Pakistan's abysmal performance in their 3-0 rout by Australia will hurt the team's chances at next year's World Cup. Pakistan spurned a good chance of salvaging some pride in the third and final one-dayer on Sunday, losing by one run in the final over...
  • Star India and Star Middle East bag new ICC broadcast rights October 12, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC on Sunday jointly awarded its audio-visual rights for ICC Events for a eight-year period between 2015 to 2023 to Star India and Star Middle East during which the channel will broadcast two World T20 and two %0-over World Cup tournaments. Star India and Star Middle east bagged the...
  • Banned Senanayake hopeful of international comeback October 12, 2014

    Colombo: Having worked hard on his bowling action for long, banned Sri Lankan offspinner Sachithra Senanayake is hopeful of early return to International cricket. "I am hoping to return to play international cricket as soon as I am allowed," Senanayake told reporters on Saturday having turned out for his employer in...
  • UNGA asks Security Council to refer North Korea to ICC October 9, 2014

    United Nations: A draft resolution for the UN General Assembly's human rights committee encourages the Security Council to consider referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court. A copy obtained Thursday by The Associated Press says the council should follow the recommendations of a UN commission of inquiry...
  • Kenyan president appears before ICC for crimes against humanity October 8, 2014

    The Hague: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday became the first serving head of state to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity committed during the 2007-2008 post-election riots in Kenya. A crowd of supporters and sympathisers received the Kenyan...
  • ICC suspends Prosper Utseya, Sohag Gazi for illegal action October 8, 2014

    Dubai: Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya have been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect for "illegal" bowling actions, the ICC said on Wednesday. "The International Cricket Council on Wednesday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling actions of Gazi and Utseya to be illegal...
  • Pakistan to announce cricket World Cup squad on January 11 October 8, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's 15-member squad for the 2015 cricket World Cup will be announced on January 11 after the conclusion of a high profile one-day tournament organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). A senior official of the board told PTI that the deadline for submitting their final 15-member squads by participating...