Balls

  • Lady Gaga: Lip-sync? I don't think it's cool May 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop sensation Lady Gaga has slammed fellow singers who charge money for concerts but refuse to sing live. The 28-year-old singer said that artistes should really sing their records for their fans, reported Ace Showbiz. "I don't think it's cool to lip-sync. I'm not judging if...
  • Gilchrist hails Ashwin's delivery to Amla as 'T20 ball of the century' April 5, 2014

    Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist hailed Ravichandran Ashwin's carrom ball, which knocked off Hashim Amla's off-stump during the second ICC World Twenty20 semi-final on Friday, as the "T20 ball of the century". Ashwin's delivery evoked startling comparisons with legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne's ball of the century to Mike Gatting. The...
  • Lady Gaga was broke during Monster Ball Tour in 2009 March 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop star Lady Gaga has revealed that she was bankrupt during her Monster Ball tour in 2009. The 27-year-old singer was left broke after spending her entire fortune on the show's elaborate production, she explained in the upcoming EPIX documentary, reported Ace Showbiz. "I had three million dollars in...
  • South Africa dismiss ball-tampering allegations February 26, 2014

    South Africa have dismissed ball-tampering allegations surrounding their second Test victory over Australia after opposing opener David Warner said the Proteas worked on the ball at Port Elizabeth to generate reverse swing. Chasing a 448-run victory target, Australia cruised to 126 for no loss before being undone by a devastating Dale...
  • My Bangerz tour is educational for children: Miley Cyrus February 9, 2014

    London: Pop star Miley Cyrus has described her upcoming tour as educational. The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker said that it will expose children to art that they may not get to see otherwise, reported Digital Spy. "Even though parents probably won't think this, I think my show is educational for kids....
  • MS Dhoni practices with red Kookaburra balls ahead of ODIs against SA December 3, 2013

    Johannesburg: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday sprung a surprise as he underwent batting practice at the nets here with red Kookaburra balls just two days before the start of the three-match ODI series against South Africa which will use white balls. Dhoni's surprise move to face red Kookaburra balls...
  • Arjuna Ranatunga fears for bowlers under new ODI rules November 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga is apprehensive that the repeated changes in the rules of one-day internationals have shifted the advantage so overwhelmingly in favour of the batsmen that very few youngsters in future would opt to be bowlers. "A lot of people say it [new rules] is good...
  • Lady Gaga parts ways with manager Troy Carter November 5, 2013

    Los Angeles: Pop star Lady Gaga and her manager Troy Carter have called it quits following creative differences. The 27-year-old ended her professional relationship with Carter just days ahead of the release of her third studio album 'Artpop' on November 11, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "It's sad but also liberating at the same time....
  • I didn't cheat, ball too close to zip: Du Plessis November 4, 2013

    Cape Town: Faf du Plessis says he's not a cheat but did rub a cricket ball 'too close' to a zip on his trousers, leading to the South African batsman's fine for ball tampering in the second test against Pakistan. In his column on the SuperSport website, Du Plessis denied he...
  • Everyone tampers with the ball, says Mushtaq Mohammad October 31, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and coach Mushtaq Mohammad cannot understand the recent "hue and cry" over ball-tampering as he feels every team and bowler has indulged in it in some form or the other, including he himself. "Everyone does it and every team has done it, so I am surprised at...
  • South Africa penalised for ball-tampering in Pakistan Test October 26, 2013

    Dubai: South Africa were docked five penalty runs for ball-tampering on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Friday. Television replays showed South African fielder Faf du Plessis rubbing the ball on his trousers which had a zip on them, in an apparent attempt to...
  • Shaun Tait not in favour of two-new-balls rule October 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Australian tearaway pacer Shaun Tait on Thursday ridiculed the two new ball rule as it takes reverse swing out of the equation and hoped the ICC would reintroduce the old regulations. "I think it is a ridiculous rule to be honest. It takes reverse swing out of the game. The...
  • BCCI set to oppose use of two new balls in ODIs October 16, 2013

    Mumbai: The Indian Cricket Board would again oppose the experimental rule of using two new white balls from either end of the ground in ODIs during the International Cricket Council's meeting in January next year, according to a BCCI official. "It (the rule) is still under trial. In September, India, Sri...
  • BCCI faces opposition on change of new ball rule at ICC meet September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Cricket Board's bid to change the existing rule of using two new white balls in one-day internationals saw strong opposition from some of the other member Boards which led to ICC only agreeing to use one ball in a curtailed match. It is learnt that there was...
  • CAB to use floodlights and pink balls in Ranji pre-season meet September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: In a first of its kind in India, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will be organising the four-day final of pre-season SK Acharya Memorial Trophy (Ranji Pre-season tourney) where pink balls will be used and the match will be played under floodlights. The final match of four-team tournament...
  • News briefs: Women’s tennis ball cricket team wins gold, men settles for silver in Jaipur August 11, 2013

    Rajasthan tennis ball cricket women’s team won the gold medal while the men’s team bagged silver medal at the 3rd west zone tennis ball cricket championship 2013 at Panaji. The tournament was organised from August 3 to 5. Sri Ganganagar: MG University students protest against unsatisfactory results The students of Maharaja Gangasingh...
  • Sachin Tendulkar rues not getting to play against Viv Richards August 3, 2013

    Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar has some fond memories of playing alongside the legends of the 1980s in the 1992 World Cup but is still disappointed at missing out playing against his hero Vivian Richards. Tendulkar recalled his progress from a ball boy in the 1987 World Cup to playing against the...
  • ICC acts tough on ball tampering June 29, 2013

    London: The International Cricket Council (ICC) in its bid to crack down on ball tampering is all set to bring in strict rules in the form of run penalty and reporting the captain under Code of Conduct. The ICC Board during its annual conference, that concluded here Saturday, accepted its Chief...
  • Neymar up for Golden Ball award at Confederations Cup June 29, 2013

    Rio de Janerio: Brazil forward Neymar is among six players nominated for the Golden Ball award that is handed to the best player at the Confederations Cup. The 21-year-old Neymar scored three goals in the group stage, then played a part in Brazil's two goals in the 2-1 semifinal victory over...
  • Ball-tampering allegations against England a concern: AB de Villiers June 18, 2013

    London: South Africa skipper AB de Villiers on Tuesday expressed concerns over allegations of ball-tampering against the English side and seemed a bit amazed at the host bowlers' ability to reverse swing the ball "a bit quicker than the rest of the teams" in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy. The hosts...
  • WATCH: Shane Warne's ball of the century to Mike Gatting June 4, 2013

    On this day, 20 years back, a rookie leg-spinner announced himself on the international stage with a wicket of his first ball in an Ashes Test. Wisden noted that "never, perhaps, has one delivery cast so long a shadow over a game, or a series". Shane Keith Warne had just bowled...
  • Finn's bail-bashing gives rise to new no-ball rule February 21, 2013

    London: The sight of England fast bowler Steven Finn knocking over the stumps in his delivery stride has led MCC to draw up a new no-ball rule that will take effect in October, it was announced Thursday. From October 1, if the bowler breaks the stumps at his end during the...
  • FA charges Chelsea winger Hazard for kicking ball boy January 26, 2013

    London: The English Football Association charged Chelsea winger Eden Hazard on Friday for kicking a ball boy, a move that could add extra games to his three-match ban for violent conduct. After reviewing footage, the FA said the standard suspension would be "clearly insufficient" and gave Hazard until Tuesday to respond...