NEW ZEALAND

  • IPL stars missing from West Indies camp for NZ Tests May 23, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies opened a training camp here on Friday in preparation for the New Zealand Test series but will be without three of their Indian Premier League (IPL) stars. Opening batsman Chris Gayle, fast bowler Jason Holder and offspinner Sunil Narine, who have all been included in the squad for...
  • Don't expect much help from Caribbean pitches: Trent Boult May 22, 2014

    Wellington: Pacer Trent Boult says he is not expecting wickets friendly to fast bowlers in the Caribbean when New Zealand take on the West Indies in a threeTest series starting next month. The Black Caps depart on Saturday, heading to Jamaica's Montego Bay for a 10day camp, which includes two warmup...
  • Dwayne Bravo says he is close to full recovery May 22, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo says he is close to making a full recovery from injury as he heads to Barbados on Thursday to join a training camp ahead of the home series against New Zealand which bowls off next month. The One Day International (ODI) skipper, who...
  • Brendon McCullum vows to continue with investigation May 22, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is standing by his testimony to the International Cricket Council's anticorruption investigators and will continue to cooperate with them despite the leak of evidence to the media. McCullum told a news conference in Christchurch on Thursday he is disappointed his evidence was now public...
  • New Zealand's Chris Cairns denies matchfixing allegations May 20, 2014

    Former Kiwi star Chris Cairns has denied that he is the player who asked Lou Vincent and Brendon McCullum to fix games. ...
  • Fitagain Kemar Roach eyeing New Zealand comeback May 20, 2014

    West Indies speedster Kemar Roach is eyeing a return from injury against the touring New Zealand team next month. The 25yearold has not played international cricket in nearly a year after being sidelined with a shoulder injury that required surgery last November, reports CMC. He had been picked for the tour...
  • Chris Cairns denies he's alleged matchfixing kingpin May 20, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand great Chris Cairns on Tuesday denied he is alleged matchfixing kingpin "Player X", instead blaming "dark forces" for placing him at the centre of an International Cricket Council investigation. Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum and former batsman Lou Vincent have both told ICC investigators that Player X...
  • Brendon McCullum not corrupt, says New Zealand Cricket May 19, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Monday that Blacks Caps captain Brendon McCullum was not under investigation for corruption after reports surfaced that he was approached to fix matches in 2008. NZC said it was "dismayed" that McCullum's testimony to the International Cricket Council (ICC) anticorruption unit had been leaked...
  • New Zealand confirm Auckland Aces matches under scrutiny May 15, 2014

    New Zealand Cricket has confirmed matches played by an Auckland Twenty20 team at the 2012 Champions Trophy in South Africa are the subject of an International Cricket Council investigation into matchfixing. Chief executive David White told a news conference in Auckland on Thursday that New Zealand had been informed by the...
  • Lou Vincent exposes widespread matchfixing May 15, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent has reportedly opened up to investigators about widespread matchfixing in several countries, but New Zealand authorities were on Thursday adamant the Black Caps were not involved. Vincent is said to have provided the International Cricket Council (ICC) anticorruption unit "with a treasure trove of...
  • Cardiff to host 2015 Ashes opener May 12, 2014

    England's bid to regain the Ashes next year will begin with the first Test at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. Cardiff, which also hosted the Ashes opener in 2009, will get the fiveTest series underway from July 812 with matches following at Lord's,...
  • I was no longer needed for Tests, says Darren Sammy May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: West Indies' Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy says his decision to quit Test cricket came after the selectors conveyed to him that they didn't have any plans for him as player or captain in the team. Sammy retired from Tests on Friday evening and the announcement came just hours after...
  • McMillan named New Zealand batting coach for Windies tour May 9, 2014

    Former Test player Craig McMillan has been appointed New Zealand's batting coach for the upcoming tour of West Indies, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Friday. "We had a number of strong applicants from New Zealand and abroad but overall we felt that Craig was the best fit for the role,"...
  • Pakistan to host New Zealand in the UAE ahead of 2015 World Cup May 7, 2014

    Pakistan will host New Zealand for a full series in the United Arab Emirates in NovemberDecember later this year ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Wednesday that the series would include three Tests, five Oneday Internationals and a T20 across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu...
  • West Indies coach hoping on batting turnaround for New Zealand series May 5, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says several performances in the Regional First Class season offer hope the regional side can make amends for last year's poor showing in New Zealand, when the Black Caps arrive in the Caribbean later this month. The Windies were completely outplayed in the three Test...
  • New Zealand to toughen rules on matchfixing with new law May 5, 2014

    New Zealand said Monday they will make matchfixing a specific crime for the first time to ensure sport remains corruptionfree as the country prepares to cohost next year's Cricket World Cup. Sports Minister Murray McCully said that in recent years some sporting codes had been targeted by international criminal syndicates "seeking...
  • Dwayne Bravo bitter about not making it to Windies Test squad April 30, 2014

    London: West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo is disappointed with the selectors' decision to keep him out of the Test team for the last four years. Bravo, who skippers the West Indies OneDay International side, has been complaining ahead of the home series against New Zealand, which begins in June. "I must stress...
  • Former New Zealand cricketer Grant Bradburn appointed Scotland head coach April 28, 2014

    Former New Zealand international Grant Bradburn has been named as the new coach of Scotland. The 47yearold, who played seven Tests as an offspinner, joins the Scotland setup after coaching New Zealand's A or national reserve side. Bradburn will be assisted by Craig Wright, who has also been put in charge of...
  • New Zeakand's Jesse Ryder to play for Essex April 23, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket says it will not oppose batsman Jesse Ryder's move to English county side Essex, even though he is currently barred from international selection because of off-field misbehavior. Ryder is expected to join Essex in May and will play for the division two county in all formats for...
  • Illness spoils 'Royals' singer Lorde's Australian tour April 23, 2014

    Reuters: Ailing Grammy award-winning New Zealand singer Lorde has postponed her Australian tour this week after doctors advised she needed immediate rest and recuperation, her promoters said on Tuesday. Teenager Ella Yelich-O'Connor, who uses her stage name Lorde, has been touring North and South America over the past few months and...
  • Arvind Bhat loses in semi-finals of New Zealand Open badminton April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: German Open champion, Arvind Bhat of India on Friday crashed out of the New Zealand Open after suffering a straight-game defeat to top seed Jen Hao Hsu of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals of the USD 50,000 Grand Prix event in Auckland. The fifth seeded Indian, went down 14-21,...
  • Photos: Prince George wears a romper that looks like a girl's dress, sparks nostalgic recollection about dad William April 18, 2014

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Sydney on April 16, 2014. William and Kate, and their 8-month-old son George are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George. So far Kate has...
  • Shuttler Arvind Bhat advances to New Zealand Open semis April 17, 2014

    Auckland: Recently crowned German Open Grand Prix Gold winner Arvind Bhat came out with another fantastic performance to enter the men's singles semifinal of the New Zealand Badminton Open Grand Prix here on Thursday. The fifth seeded Bhat beat Malaysian third seed Chun Seang Tan in 56 minutes to win the...
  • Shuttlers Sourabh, Arvind progress in New Zealand Open April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Sourabh Verma and Arvind Bhat entered the second round of the men's singles event at the SkyCity New Zealand Open with contrasting wins over their respective rivals in Auckland on Tuesday. While second seeded Sourabh got the better of local lad James Eunson in straight games, fifth...
  • Cricket in 3-inch heels, racing her husband: 11 photos of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, that charmed people of New Zealand April 15, 2014

    Britain's Duchess of Cambridge has twice beaten her husband Prince William during friendly racing in America's Cup sailing boats on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Both had some high-powered teammates - Kate was paired with Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker while William raced with Grant Dalton, the team's manager and a...
  • New Zealand pick rookie duo for West Indies tour April 15, 2014

    New Zealand selectors included two new caps in a 15-man Test squad named on Tuesday to tour the West Indies, with injury-hit spinner Daniel Vettori's future under a cloud. Otago slow bowler Mark Craig was plucked from obscurity in anticipation of spin-friendly wickets on the three-Test tour, alongside fellow rookie Luke...
  • Kate Middleton meets ailing children at a hospital in New Zealand April 13, 2014

    London: Kate Middleton paid a visit to ailing kids at Rainbow Place Children's Hospice. The Duchess of Cambridge is on a three-week tour to New Zealand and Australia with her husband and Britain's Prince William and son Prince George. Dressed in emerald coat by Erdem, the Duchess of Cambridge Saturday met with...
  • Jimmy Neesham reckons Corey Anderson is a 'Big Money' player April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: They have the same skill-sets and both are integral part of the New Zealand team but allrounder Jimmy Neesham knows that his friend Corey Anderson is already in the big league even as he tries to carve his own niche in international cricket. Asked about a rivalry with his...
  • Former NZ wicketkeeper Hopkins calls it a day April 11, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins has announced his retirement from competitive cricket after a career spanning over 17 years. The 37-year-old Hopkins played four Tests, 25 one-dayers and 10 Twenty20 internationals with his last Test and ODI appearance coming against India back in 2010. In domestic cricket, Hopkins played for...
  • Photos: Prepare for a cuteness overload. Prince George has a play date in New Zealand with mom Kate and other kids April 9, 2014

    Britain's Prince George plays during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organization that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge...