International Cricket

  • Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography releasing on November 6 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's "Playing It My Way - My Autobiography" will be released November 6, the publishers announced on Tuesday. "I knew that agreeing to write my story would need me to be completely honest, as that is the way I have always played the game. It would require...
  • Varun Aaron to train under Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation 7 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's fastest bowler Varun Aaron has started his 10-day training programme under Aussie legend Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tie-up between the BCCI and company. The BCCI, in a strategic tie-up with MRF, has announced a 10-day camp for some of the talented...
  • Robin Uthappa eyes India's opening slot with good show in new season Yesterday

    Bangalore: With Rohit Sharma nursing a finger injury and Shikhar Dhawan struggling with his form, India discard Robin Uthappa is eager to earn the opening slot in the national team with some good performances in the upcoming season, which ends with 2015 World Cup. "I think we can do with another...
  • India reclaim number one position in ICC ODI rankings Yesterday

    Dubai: India's dominating performance against England coupled with Australia's shock loss to Zimbabwe made India the sole number one team in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Monday. "World champion India have been confirmed as the number-one ranked side in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following Zimbabwe's three wickets...
  • West Indies Cricket Board not rushing to fill vacant spot for coach 3 days ago

    Bridgetown: West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive Michael Muirhead said that no decision has been made yet on who will fill the vacant post of Windies head coach and there will be no mad rush to find the candidate. Media reports in recent weeks have indicated that Mickey Arthur was...
  • Kohli, Root, Smith, Williamson 'Fab Four' of Tests: Martin Crowe 4 days ago

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson are the new "fabulous four" of Test Cricket but will go through "teething problems" before shooting for the stars. Calling them "leading young bucks in Test cricket today", Crowe said - Williamson from...
  • BCCI awards Micromax 2014-15 title sponsorship for Rs 18 crore 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Marketing Committee of the BCCI on Thursday awarded the Title Sponsorship for the International Series and Domestic Tournaments to be played in India during the 2014-15 season to Micromax Informatics Limited for an approximate fee of Rs 18 crore. According to a BCCI release, "The winning bid for...
  • David Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations 5 days ago

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed satisfaction with preparations for next year's ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after receiving detailed updates in Melbourne and Wellington this week. The briefings and presentations took place in the two host cities from August 25 to 27 followed by venue...
  • Richie Benaud offered chance to commentate from home 6 days ago

    Australia's voice of cricket Richie Benaud has been offered the chance to commentate on Test matches from his home this year if he is not well enough to get to the grounds, according to broadcaster Channel Nine. The 83-year-old former Australia captain has been absent from the commentary box since crashing...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be tested on Monday August 24, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspect bowling action will be tested at the Cricket Australia National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on Monday and the result will be declared in about two weeks time, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Sunday. The ICC clarified the procedures that will...
  • Mickey Arthur favourite to take over as West Indies coach August 23, 2014

    Former Australia and South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has emerged as the favourite to take over as the West Indies cricket coach following the exit of Ottis Gibson earlier this week. Media reports in Trinidad and Tobago suggested that the South African, who recently finished his duties with the Jamaica Tallawahs...
  • PCB waits on ICC anti-corruption code to get Mohammad Aamir back August 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting anxiously for the ratification of new anti-corruption code of International Cricket Council in October to start a fresh move to get banned pacer Mohammad Aamir back into the sport. The ICC executive board is scheduled to take a decision on these new anti-corruption laws in...
  • Australia will not tone down aggression against India: Ryan Harris August 22, 2014

    Melbourne: India's tour of Australia might be over three months away but mind games have already started with pacer Ryan Harris saying they will not tone down their aggression and the Indians may face a brutal summer from fellow fast bowler Mitchell Johnson. Harris has declared that the Australians would seek...
  • BCCI needs to handle Aaron with care: Former India physio August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) must take special care of injury-prone fast bowler Varun Aaron to ensure he has a long and successful international career, feels former national team physio John Gloster. Gloster, who had worked with the Indian team from 2005-2008, feels that "maintaining proper workload is an...
  • India, England square off in women's World Cup qualifiers August 20, 2014

    London: The Indian women's cricket team will take on England in the opening round of the inaugural ICC Championships on Thursday, a top-four finish in which will give the side a place in the 2017 World Cup. The Championship will also see Australia host Pakistan in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition...
  • 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...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 1-3 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • 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 1-3 demolition at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...
  • Shaharyar Khan elected as PCB chairman August 18, 2014

    Islamabad: Former foreign secretary Shaharyar Khan was appointed as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday. Justice Mohammad Sair Ali, who was appointed as election commissioner, says Khan has been elected unanimously by the PCB's board of governors after no other candidate filed nomination papers. It will be 80-year-old Khan's second...
  • Nude picture on Ian Botham's Twitter page, says account hacked August 18, 2014

    London: Former England all-rounder Ian Botham was embarrassed on Monday when a photograph of a naked man appeared on his Twitter page. The explicit picture, accompanied by a suggestive message, was quickly removed and Botham claimed that his - account @BeefyBotham, which has over 310,000 followers - had been hacked. Former Welsh...
  • Australia appoint Greg Blewett as fielding consultant August 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Former Australian all-rounder Greg Blewett was on Thursday appointed by Cricket Australia (CA) to work with the national team as a fielding consultant for the upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). CA executive general manager team performance Pat Howard said Blewett's appointment followed recent work he...
  • Captain Misbah backs Ajmal to come clean on suspect action August 13, 2014

    Pakistan are not worried about Saeed Ajmal's reporting for a suspect bowling action and are confident that the ace off-spinner will be cleared, captain Misbah-ul-Haq said. Match officials reported Ajmal to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a suspect bowling action following the first Test defeat by Sri Lanka in Galle...
  • Proteas opener Dean Elgar reprimanded after hitting stumps August 13, 2014

    Harare: South Africa opener Dean Elgar has been reprimanded for reacting angrily to his dismissal on the fourth day of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday. Edgar, who hit a stump with his bat after being cleaned up by Zimbabwean medium-pacer Tendai Chatara during South Africa's 41-run winning...
  • Umar Gul thinking to quit Test due to nagging Knee problems August 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's seasoned pace bowler, Umar Gul has admitted that a nagging knee problem has forced him to think about quitting Test matches. Gul, who has played just eight One-day internationals and four T20 matches for Pakistan since having a knee surgery in Melbourne in May last year, said he...
  • Saeed Ajmal reported for suspected illegal bowling action August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's seven-wicket loss in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium on Sunday. The off-spinner must undergo testing within 21 days, an ICC media release said Monday. The match officials' report, which...
  • 'Srinivasan made India a laughing stock with pushgate' August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India became a "laughing stock" during the Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson incident because of the timidity of BCCI president in-exile N Srinivasan, who played a "puppet" fearing a backlash from the England and Australia boards, CAB secretary Aditya Verma said on Saturday. "With N Srinivasan playing puppet, the Jadeja-Anderson issue...
  • India to renew bilateral series with Pakistan in 2015: N Srinivasan August 9, 2014

    India and Pakistan will end their cricketing stalemate as both countries will renew their rivalry with a bilateral Test series in December 2015 as per reports. It is highely unlikely of India travelling to Pakistan as in the recent years UAE have been hosting matches. In the ICC's Future Tours Programme,...
  • ICC TV rights likely to see bidding wars August 8, 2014

    A top Indian corporate, and an international news broadcaster of repute are in the fray for the ICC Broadcast rights, learns CNN-IBN. ...
  • ICC takes initiative to develop umpires' communication skills August 6, 2014

    With increasing involvement of third umpire in making correct decisions, the ICC wants to start an uniform programme for all member countries, including India, to develop their communication skills by taking help from the British Council. The ICC's Umpire Performance and Training Manager, Simon Taufel, had sought the help of the...
  • ICC studying Judicial Commissioner's report on Jadeja-Anderson row August 5, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) said that it has received the Judicial Commissioner's detailed report on the James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja altercation and was considering its future course of action. "The ICC confirms that it has received and is considering the written decision of His Honor Gordon Lewis AM, the Judicial...