Test Matches

  • Barabati stadium suitable for Test matches: BCCI February 27, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A four-member BCCI team on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the existing infrastructure at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack for holding Test matches. The team inspected the pitch, outfield, galleries, dressing room and other facilities at the stadium. The team led by Aniruddh Choudhury told reporters in Cuttack that he was personally satisfied...
  • Touts sell VIP tickets in black for Sachin Tendulkar's last Test November 14, 2013

    Mumbai: On the day when batting genius Sachin Tendulkar is playing his farewell Test match at his home turf, Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, CNNIBN found out that several touts were selling complimentary club tickets at exhorbitant rates in black. The touts were caught on camera saying that the price could go...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on India's Mars Mission November 10, 2013

    This week on the show, Cyrus Broacha takes on India's Mars Mission, Sachin Tendulkar's 199th Test match at Eden Gardens and BJP demands PMlevel security for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • No showering of rose petals for Sachin Tendulkar at Eden Gardens November 9, 2013

    Kolkata: Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) grandiose plans to felicitate Sachin Tendulkar by showering 199 kg rose petals from the skies crashed with India trouncing the West Indies within three days in the first of the twomatch Test series at the Eden Gardens on Friday (November 8). Tendulkar, who played...
  • Never thought Sachin Tendulkar would play for India at 16: Ajit November 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar's family members had never thought of him representing India so early at the age of 16 and breaking so many cricket records, his elder brother Ajit said on Monday. Ajit said Tendulkar's decision to quit Test cricket came at a right time as he is bowing out...
  • West Indies looking to 'spoil' Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test: Gayle October 29, 2013

    Kolkata: West Indies' destructive opener Chris Gayle on Tuesday said while he wished a great farewell for legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, his side will be out there to "spoil the fun and parade" when they take on India in the TwoTest series next month. "Sachin's a legend and we wish him...
  • Ticket chaos ahead of Tendulkar's 200th Test, fans feel cheated October 20, 2013

    With less than a month to go for the historic 200th and last Test of Sachin Tendulkar at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from November 1418, the chaos over distribution and/or sale of tickets is making all the news, a report in the Hindustan Times said. Last time Wankhede hosted a...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test will be in Mumbai: BCCI October 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to grant cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar his wish to play his 200th and farewell Test in his home town Mumbai. Kolkata and Mumbai were the frontrunners to host Tendulkar's farewell Test but the legendary batsman in a letter...
  • What's next for Sachin Tendulkar? October 10, 2013

    Retired sports stars often struggle to build a life away from the game, but for recordbreaking cricketer Sachin Tendulkar the transition will be particularly painful. The Indian batsman admitted he never imagined life beyond cricket as he pursued his passion for most of his 40 years more than half of...
  • Dalmiya hopes Sachin Tendulkar will remain associated with cricket October 10, 2013

    Kolkata: Former ICC chairman Jagmohan Dalmiya on Thursday hoped that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar will continue to remain associated with cricket after retirement. Reacting on Tendulkar's decision to retire after his 200th Test, Dalmiya said, "I wish him all the best in his 200th Test and I hope he will remain...
  • Tendulkar should retire with his bat held high: Ganguly October 7, 2013

    Kolkata: Observing that Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from international cricket was "imminent", former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday hoped the batting legend quits the game on a high. "There is too much speculation about his retirement, which is putting pressure on him. While I believe his retirement is not very far,...
  • PCB must pay Test players more money: Ajmal October 2, 2013

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board must start paying its players more money for Test appearances, according to top spinner Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal told the Geo Super television channel that Pakistan cricketers were getting less money than their international counterparts. "Players now want to just play oneday internationals and Twenty20 matches because...
  • Let Sachin Tendulkar decide on his retirement: Syed Kirmani September 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Amid speculation over Sachin Tendulkar's future, former India wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani on Wednesday said that the senior batsman should be allowed to decide when to quit the game. "I don't know where all these reports crop up from. For God's sake, let Sachin Tendulkar decide on his retirement. Let him...
  • No guarantee Wankhede would host Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test September 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Speculations may be rife that senior cricketer Sachin Tendulkar could get a chance to play the historic 200th Test match of his career in front of his home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium here later this year, but Mumbai Cricket Association officials are no rejoicing, as yet. "It will be...
  • DDCA to honour Sehwag for playing 100 Tests November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday decided to honour Virender Sehwag with 100 gold coins apart from naming a gate of the Feroz Shah Kotla ground after him for reaching the landmark of playing 100 Tests for the country. Sehwag had reached the landmark at...
  • PCB welcomes daynight Test matches November 2, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's cricket board says daynight Test matches could increase television revenue by being broadcast live during prime time. After Cricket Australia, the PCB is the second full member of the International Cricket Council to back the prospect of daynight test matches. The ICC announced on Monday that Testplaying nations can now...
  • Misbah back to boost Pakistan in 2nd Test June 29, 2012

    Colombo: Captain MisbahulHaq will return from suspension to bolster Pakistan's underpressure batting lineup for the second Test against Sri Lanka starting on Saturday. Misbah missed the series opener for a slow over rate offense as the Sri Lankans took a 10 lead with a 209 runs win at Galle after Pakistan...
  • T20 affected technique of Pak players: Akhtar June 24, 2012

    Lahore: Former Pakistan speedstar Shoaib Akhtar believes Twenty20 cricket has caused immense damage to Pakistani cricketers affecting their techniques and also posing fitness issues for players. "I think T20 cricket has not been good for our players and their techniques have been affected negatively and too much of T20 cricket is...
  • Gayle keen to play for West Indies again May 24, 2012

    Featuring in a CNNIBN show, the destructive lefthander also advised youngsters that their focus shouldn't only be T20s. ...
  • Alastair Cook a fan of floodlit Tests May 24, 2012

    Nottingham: England opener Alastair Cook believes the way in which floodlights were used against the West Indies in the first Test at Lord's could set an example to the rest of world cricket. Although there has been talk of day/night Test cricket, featuring pink balls, plans for such matches appear...
  • Aus expect tough fight from WI in Tests: Ponting April 3, 2012

    Bridgetown: Former captain Ricky Ponting says Australia are bracing for a strong challenge from a rejuvenated West Indies and would spare no effort in thoroughly preparing for the upcoming threeTest series. The 37yearold said the Aussies would remain focused and were taking nothing for granted against the home side. "We spoke...
  • Dravid is irreplaceable, says Tendulkar March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After hearing about Rahul Dravid possibly announcing his retirement on Friday, Sachin Tendulkar has said that he will miss not having Dravid in the dressing room and that there can only be one batsman of the stature of the 39yearold. According to reports, Dravid is expected to bring...
  • Ponting hopes ODI axing extends Test career March 3, 2012

    Melbourne: Dumped from the oneday squad, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting said it might actually help him prolong his Test career as he would be able to maintain the highest fitness levels. The twotime World Cup winning captain was axed after a string of low scores in the ongoing triseries against...
  • Nicol, Ellis in NZ Test squad to face SA March 2, 2012

    Auckland: Batsman Rob Nicol and allrounder Andrew Ellis have been included in New Zealand's squad for the first of three home Tests against South Africa, while captain Ross Taylor returns after a calf muscle injury. Nicol and Ellis have both played limited overs cricket for New Zealand but have yet to...
  • Kapil 'ashamed' by Indian defeats January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Stating that he felt "ashamed" by the Indian cricket team's dismal performance against Australia in the ongoing Test series, former India captain Kapil Dev said every aspect of the game has gone wrong for the Indians. The Indian team came up with one of the worst performances in Australia,...
  • TWTW: Cyrus' take on 100th test between IndiaEng July 23, 2011

    Cyrus also talks about Pakistan's first female foreign minister. ...