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  • Waqar Younis questions timing of ICC crackdown on chucking 5 hours 52 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of cricket authorities' crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup, and suggested that rules on bowling actions be relaxed for spinners. In an interview with AFP, the former pace great said key all rounder Mohammed Hafeez's confidence was left...
  • New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu eyes World Cup glory 4 days ago

    Colombo: New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu targeted more success on Friday for cricket's reigning T20 champions at next year's 50-over World Cup, saying morale is riding high. In his first press conference since landing the job full-time, Atapattu said there was no danger of complacency among his players and...
  • BCCI retains Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher until 2015 World Cup 4 days ago

    The BCCI Working Committee on Friday retained Team Director Ravi Shastri and the coaching staff headed by Duncan Fletcher until the ICC World Cup early next year in Australia and New Zealand. Shastri, Fletcher and the support staff of Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and MV Sridhar will now draw...
  • Mushtaq targets Ajmal return before ICC World Cup 2015 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Saqlain Mushtaq hopes suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal will clear his bowling action and represent Pakistan in next year's limited-overs World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Pakistan Cricket Board has hired Mushtaq to assist Ajmal in rectifying his bowling action after he was suspended by the ICC on September...
  • Alastair Cook to lead England at World Cup 6 days ago

    England captain Alastair Cook will lead the side at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after being named on Wednesday as skipper for an upcoming one-day international series in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, national selector James Whitaker confirmed. "He will be our leader at the World Cup," Whitaker...
  • Pakistan preparing for ICC World Cup 2015 sans suspended Saeed Ajmal September 22, 2014

    Karachi: Although the PCB is leaving no stone unturned to allow suspended offspinner, Saeed Ajmal a chance to make a comeback to international cricket, the national selectors and head coach, Waqar Younis are already planning for the World Cups sans Ajmal. "What happened is unfortunate and a big blow to the...
  • Afghan cricketers begin threeweek tour of Australia September 21, 2014

    Afghanistan's fledging cricket team began a threeweek tour of Australia on Sunday to help it prepare for its first appearance at next year's 50over World Cup tournament. Ranked 11th in the oneday international form of the game, the results of matches against teams from Western Australia and Canberra in Australia and...
  • ICC ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj retains top spot in batting September 21, 2014

    Dubai: India's Mithali Raj maintained her position atop the women batters while Jhulan Goswami dropped a place to fourth among the bowlers in the latest OneDay International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday. Mithali retained her spot with 735 points while her compatriot Harmanpreet Kaur also...
  • Waqar Younis hopeful of Pakistan's chances in ICC World Cup 2015 September 21, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's head coach, Waqar Younis said he has moved on from the 2011 World Cup semifinal defeat to India and was hopeful that his team will go all the way in the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "Obviously there is that regret over losing that semifinal. You...
  • Saeed Ajmal not essential to Pakistan's World Cup hopes: Miandad September 19, 2014

    Karachi: Batting legend Javed Miandad said on Thursday Pakistan could still win next year's World Cup even if star spinner Saeed Ajmal remained suspended due to a chucking ban. Ajmal, the world's leading oneday bowler, was suspended last week after tests found his action vastly exceeded the permitted 15 degrees of...
  • Shahid Afridi urges teammates to rally for World Cup 2015 September 18, 2014

    Karachi: Veteran Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi urged his teammates to back one another if they were to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and end the country's 23year long wait for the coveted trophy for the second time. Afridi, who has been reappointed the Twenty20 captain, said...
  • West Indies' Darren Bravo fined by ICC September 17, 2014

    Dubai: West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day's play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia. He was fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.8 of the...
  • Ajmal will undergo biomechanic test at PCB laboratory: Intikhab Alam September 17, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will use all modern methods including a functional biomechanics laboratory to stamp out the menace of bowlers with illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket. Former captain Intikhab Alam who heads the PCB's domestic cricket operations told PTI on Tuesday that there were also plans to...
  • Pakistan can once again rule the world, says MisbahulHaq September 18, 2014

    Captain MisbahulHaq says Pakistan can "once again rule the world" by winning the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. The return of the tournament Down Under was a good omen for Pakistan, as that was where they won their only World Cup in 1992, when Imran Khan's...
  • World Cupstarved Pakistan welcomes trophy visit September 17, 2014

    LAHORE: Pakistan welcomed the World Cup trophy as it arrived in the country on a global tour on Tuesday, with skipper Misbahul Haq vowing to win it for the isolated nation and its terrorhit people. The International Cricket Council (ICC) sent the most coveted trophy in the game on tour to...
  • Ajmal opts out of T20 event to work on action with Mushtaq September 15, 2014

    Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the national Twenty20 championship to work on his bowling action with former Pakistan tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq. Ajmal, who was banned from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action, denied he was under pressure after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ban. The 36yearold remained hopeful...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup 2015 for comeback September 15, 2014

    Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be cohosted by Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Abdul Razzaq backs Shahid Afridi as limitedovers captain September 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's outoffavour allrounder Abdul Razzaq has once again spoken out in favour of appointing Shahid Afridi as the captain of the national oneday and Twenty20 teams before the 2015 World Cup. Razzaq, who is these days playing league cricket in England, said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needed to...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal still hopes to play ICC World Cup 2015 September 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be cohosted by Australia and New Zealand. Ajmal told reporters in Lahore on Monday that the ban imposed on him from bowling in international cricket was disappointing but its not the end...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title September 15, 2014

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the fivemonth countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban 'good for the game': Darren Lehmann September 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Ahead of Australia's bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, coach Darren Lehman has said ICC's decision to ban spinner Saeed Ajmal is "good for the game". Lehmanncoached Australia will play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October. Describing the decision...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal's elbow extends beyond 40 degrees September 12, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal failed his biomechanics test in Brisbane because his average elbow extension was more than double the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC. According to the test results, Ajmal's average delivery was around an astonishing 40 degrees extension. "There was a relatively small standard deviation of 2.5 degrees...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban rouses Pakistan to take action on 'chucking' September 12, 2014

    The ban slapped on star spinner Saeed Ajmal has left Pakistan's cricket chiefs frantically trying to take action on "chuckers", including dusting off expensive biomechanical testing kit that had laid unused for years. Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended from international cricket on Tuesday after biomechanical analysis found his...
  • Yusuf Pathan aims to make India comeback before World Cup 2015 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Confident of a good showing in the Champions League Twenty20 and the domestic season ahead, allrounder Yusuf Pathan has said there is enough time before the 2015 World Cup for him to prove his mettle and make a comeback into the Indian team. "The last IPL season was very...
  • Cricketers warned against 'honey traps' during ICC World Cup 2015 September 11, 2014

    The game of cricket has often been rocked by matchfixing and corruption. Allegations of fixing, including the new phenomenon of spotfixing, have emerged occasionally, tarnishing the image of the gentleman's game. With cricket's biggest extravaganza the ICC Cricket World Cup coming up next year in Australia and New...
  • Ajmal's suspension: Witchhunt or crusade by ICC? September 10, 2014

    The ICC's pledge to hunt down suspect bowling actions from the game landed its biggest catch so far in Pakistan's top bowler Saeed Ajmal. ...
  • Englandreturned Mohammad Shami looks forward to World Cup September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Fresh from his spell in India's tour of England, pacer Mohammad Shami hopes to make it count from the experience he had gained in Old Blighty, in the 2015 World Cup to be cohosted by Australia and New Zealand. "It was an enriching experience and first time for me. Disappointed...
  • Bangladesh pacer AlAmin Hossain reported for illegal action September 10, 2014

    Dubai: Just a day after ace Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal was handed a bowling ban for illegal action, Bangladesh pacer AlAmin Hossain has been reported for chucking during his side's 10wicket loss against West Indies in St Vincent. With new and stringent rules in place, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is...
  • No quick technology fix for problem bowlers, says ICC September 10, 2014

    Melbourne: The ICC is cautiously optimistic that wearable sensors can provide the technological breakthrough needed to stamp out illegal bowling actions but does not expect them to be ready for trial in matches before mid2015. Geoff Allardice, the International Cricket Council's general manager of cricket, told Reuters in an interview on...
  • Virat Kohli: Patchy form but still number one T20 batsman September 10, 2014

    India's Virat Kohli has become the numberone ranked T20 batsman in the ICC Player Rankings for the first time in his career. Apart from Kohli, Suresh Raina is the only other Indian batsman in top 10. This followed his powerful performance in the oneoff T20 in Birmingham on Sunday, where...