International

  • Richie Benaud offered chance to commentate from home 8 hours 40 minutes 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...
  • Ivan Lendl opens up on Andy Murray split 2 days ago

    Ivan Lendl has opened up about splitting with Andy Murray, citing extra family commitments and the difficulty of matching the emotional high of the Briton's grand slam breakthroughs as factors in his decision. The 54-year-old, who coached Murray to the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon crowns after he had lost...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be tested on Monday 3 days ago

    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...
  • MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout 3 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the...
  • Mickey Arthur favourite to take over as West Indies coach 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Luis Suarez left off list for Uruguay friendlies 5 days ago

    Luis Suarez has been left off a preliminary list of players for Uruguay's international friendly matches next month against Japan and South Korea, even though he was eligible to play after his biting ban was softened. Suarez is banned from Uruguay's next eight competitive matches for biting an opponent during the...
  • US goalkeeper Tim Howard to take year off from international duty 5 days ago

    US national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family. Howard, who will continue to play in England's Premier League with Everton, has been capped 104 times by the US and was the starting goalkeeper in...
  • F1 boss Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016. Ecclestone was hoping the race organisers, Jaypee Group, will sort out the...
  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government 6 days ago

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports, and...
  • BCCI needs to handle Aaron with care: Former India physio 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Michael Phelps confident of getting back to his best 1 week ago

    Singapore: Michael Phelps' comeback to competitive swimming has been anything but smooth sailing. A series of rare defeats have illuminated the enormous challenge he faces getting back to the top. For a man who re-wrote the Olympic record books, those losses could have been enough to persuade him to pack up...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation in Poonch by Pakistani troops yet again 1 week ago

    Srinagar: There was another ceasefire violation in Hamirpur sector located in Poonch district on Wednesday as Pakistani troops fired using small arms and automatics along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has violated ceasefire more than 25 times in less than three months. There was no...
  • End ban on Sikh basketball players with turbans: US lawmakers 1 week ago

    Washington: A coalition of US lawmakers on Tuesday urged the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, an important article of their faith. In a letter to FIBA president Yvan Mainini, 21 Congress members led by Democrat Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American...
  • 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...
  • World number one Lee Chong Wei reunited with coach August 19, 2014

    Lee Chong Wei's hopes of winning a first world title were handed a major boost after the Malaysian badminton association settled a row with the world number one's coach and allowed the duo to work together again. Malaysia's men's singles coach Rashid Sidek had been sidelined by the BAM after a...
  • 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...
  • Leander Paes drops out of top-10 in latest rankings August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran star Leander Paes dropped out of top-10 after losing a place in the doubles ranking, while Rohan Bopanna slid to 29 following a steep loss of eight places in the new chart issued on Monday. Paes, who lost in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters with partner...
  • 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...
  • UP: Six married women return to parents due to lack of toilet at in-laws' place August 17, 2014

    Lucknow: Six newly-wed women have returned to their parents as the house of their in-laws' in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh did not have toilet. The women left their in-laws' houses in Khesiya village in the past two months, claimed a local social worker Asha Parveen. Neelam, Kalawati, Shakina, Niranjan,...
  • Anirban Lahiri lies 20th after third round in Fiji August 16, 2014

    Fiji: Anirban Lahiri bore the brunt of windy and brutal conditions in the third round of the USD 1 million Fiji International as he returned a card of 75 to drop to tied 20th with one more round to go. Lahiri is two-over 218 after 54 holes. On Friday evening, Lahiri made...
  • Golf: Anirban Lahiri opens with 74 in Fiji International August 14, 2014

    Flying from one end of the world to the other and trying to get used to a 19-hour time difference, Anirban Lahiri shot an opening round of two-over 74 on the first day of the inaugural Fiji International. Lahiri is tied for 68th and will need a good second round to...
  • Belgium defender Van Buyten announces retirement August 14, 2014

    Brussels: Veteran Belgium defender Daniel van Buyten announced his retirement on Thursday, ending speculation he was to join champions Anderlecht for the season. The 36-year-old, one of the outstanding performers at the World Cup in Brazil, came to the end of his contract with Bayern Munich in June and although he...
  • 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...
  • Delhi boy wins gold at Informatics Olympiad, heads for MIT August 13, 2014

    New Delhi Delhi school boy Akshat Bubna has become the first Indian student to win a gold medal in the International Olympiad in Informatics in Taiwan. 18-year-old Bubna passed his CBSE (12th) exam from Amity International School in New Delhi with over 96 per cent marks and is heading for the...