Bats

  • US Police drills holes into Jimmy Neesham's bat to check for drugs August 8, 2014

    In a bizarre incident on Friday, New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham's bat was drilled into by the US Police to check for drugs while he was in transition to West Indies to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament. The 23-year-old Kiwi allrounder's bat was suspected by the police...
  • Bats, birds to greet Manmohan Singh at new address May 25, 2014

    When Manmohan Singh takes up residence at his new Motilal Nehru Place address on Monday, he will be greeted by hundreds of bats and several other species of birds and mammals who are the old inhabitants of the property. Situated on a sprawling three-acre plot in the heart of Lutyens Zone,...
  • Network18 tribute to Sachin Tendulkar: A 25-feet stainless steel bat March 3, 2014

    In a tribute to Sachin Tendulkar for all the times he made us proud, a 25-feet long bat was unveiled close to his home in Bandra on Sunday by Network18. It has Sachin's signature and also the speech he gave at the end of his farewell test. ...
  • 'Bat of Honour' from Network 18 for batting legend Sachin Tendulkar March 2, 2014

    The Network 18 group on Sunday paid rich tribute to retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, unveiling a monument in the form of a large steel bat in Mumbai. The monument has been installed on the Carter Road Promenade - close to Tendulkar's residence. It is the largest steel bat in...
  • T20 could lead to the demise of cricket: Ian Chappell February 1, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels that Twenty20 cricket has made the game more batsmen-centric and more needs to be done to maintain a balance between the bat and the ball. According to him, if this continues it could lead to the demise of the sport. Chappell in his column...
  • Indian batting a mountain for New Zealand bowlers to climb January 14, 2014

    After Ian Chappell, it's the turn of former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull to sing praises for the Indian batsmen, terming them as a "mountain for the New Zealand bowlers to climb" in his column on stuff.co.nz. India have already set foot on New Zealand soil for a two-Test and five-ODI...
  • Batting coach could benefit Pakistan team: Misbah December 2, 2013

    Islamabad: Misbah-ul-Haq says Pakistan needs a batting coach to solve the team's top-order batting problems at the crease in international matches. Misbah returned home on Monday after leading Pakistan to its first ever one-day series victory against South Africa, a 2-1 win. Pakistan also drew the Twenty20 series 1-1. "We have...
  • Briton's 26 hours batting breaks world record November 9, 2013

    London: A British graduate who batted for 26 hours solid at The Oval cricket ground in London has broken the world record, officials confirmed on Friday. Guinness World Records said Alby Shale had set a new global benchmark with his marathon feat in the indoor nets. The 22-year-old, from Oxfordshire in southern...
  • CLT20: Rahane wins Golden Bat, Dwayne Smith Man of the Series October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians' Dwayne Smith and Harbhajan Singh won the Man-of-the-Series and Man-of-the-match awards, respectively, after winning the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) title at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium here on Sunday. With scores of 9, 63*, 48, 59 and 44, the in-form Smith bagged the Man-of-the-Series award. Harbhajan, on...
  • Bradman cricket bat fetches 65,000 dollars at auction August 15, 2013

    Sydney: A bat used by Australian great Donald Bradman and signed by his 1948 "Invincible" team was sold for Aus$61,000 ($65,000) at auction in Melbourne on Thursday, reports said. Bradman used the Sykes bat to score 115 in his final first-class innings at home before the team travelled to England 65...
  • ICC probes use of silicone tape to confuse Hotspot: report August 7, 2013

    Sydney: The International Cricket Council (ICC) have launched a probe into allegations some batsmen in the Ashes series have used silicone tape on the edge of their bats to confuse Hotspot technology, Australia's Channel Nine TV reported on Wednesday. The ICC were not immediately available for comment. The ongoing five-Test series...
  • Tension prevails on third consecutive day in Lucknow's old city area August 2, 2013

    Tension prevailed in the old city area here in lucknow on the third consecutive day on Friday as members of two sects of a community allegedly indulged into brick-batting and arson. Some incidents of brick batting took place in the old city area, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Navneet Sikera, said. "We have...
  • Bodin Issara takes blame for brawl, pleads for former partner July 30, 2013

    Thai shuttler Bodin Issara, banned for two years for physically assaulting former doubles partner Maneepong Jongjit, has asked authorities to cut his opponent's suspension for the on-court brawl so that he can play in the World Championships. Bodin was banned for two years on Saturday by the Badminton Association of Thailand...
  • Statistics prove Ponting wrong, Tendulkar better than Lara July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: In former Australia captain Ricky Ponting's view West Indian legend Brian Lara was a bigger match-winner than India's Sachin Tendulkar but contrary to his belief, statistics of the two batting greats tell a totally different story. "Sachin and Lara were two stand-out batsmen for me. Lara won more games...
  • British youngster bats for 26 hours in world record attempt July 16, 2013

    London: A British graduate collapsed in a heap on Tuesday at The Oval cricket ground in London after batting for 26 hours in a bid to break the world record. Alby Shale, a 22-year-old from Oxfordshire in southern England, began his marathon stand in the indoor nets at 6:45 am on...
  • World Environment Day: Meet the men saving the bats, snakes of Goa June 5, 2013

    Panaji: It's World Environment Day on Wednesday and CNN-IBN is taking you on a special journey with a new series 'Saving the Western Ghats'. CNN-IBN Environment Editor Bahar Dutt has been travelling to every inch of the old mountains, from Maharashtra all the way down to Kerala. She met India's...
  • I didn't recommend Woodhill as batting coach: Whatmore May 15, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's head coach Dav Whatmore has rejected talks about him recommending little known Australian Trent Woodhill for the post of the national team's batting coach ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy. Whatmore told reporters before the team's departure for Ireland earlier on Wednesday that Woodhill's appointment was a decision of...
  • Ex-players not happy with Woodhill as Pak batting coach May 6, 2013

    Karachi: The appointment of Trent Woodhill as batting coach of the Pakistan team for the ICC Champions Trophy has not gone down well with the majority of former players, including Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram. Woodhill, who has not played first-class cricket and until last year was the associate coach of...
  • Australia's Woodhill named Pakistan batting coach April 30, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan on Monday appointed Australian coach Trent Woodhill to help solve their perennial batting problems during June's Champions Trophy in England. The 42-year-old was involved with the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League in Australia and is part of the Delhi Daredevils' support staff in the ongoing Indian Premier...
  • Grant Flower in reckoning to become Pakistan's batting consultant April 12, 2013

    Karachi: Former Zimbabwean batsman, Grant Flower has emerged as a strong candidate for the post of the Pakistan cricket team's batting consultant before the ICC Champions Trophy in England. Official sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Friday that Flower was among a few candidates who had been shortlisted...
  • US to allow small knives on flights from April 25 March 6, 2013

    Washington: Airline passengers in the US will be allowed to carry small pocket knives and an array of sports equipment, banned in aircraft cabins after the 9/11 terror attacks, from April 25, authorities have announced. While razor blades and box cutters will still not permitted, passengers will be able to...
  • Grooming Australian Test cricketers a challenge: Di Venuto February 1, 2013

    Bellerive, Tasmania: Australia's new batting coach Michael di Venuto is under no pretensions about the nature of the Test line-up after the retirements of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey and says he is aware of the difficulties the team could face in India and England this year. Di Venuto, who...
  • Michael Di Venuto named Australia batting coach February 1, 2013

    Melbourne: Former limited-overs international player Michael Di Venuto has been named new batting coach for the Australian team. The national batting coach position was vacated when Justin Langer left to become head coach at Western Australia in November. Cricket Australia said in a statement on Friday that Di Venuto, who played...
  • Nashik: Woman kills husband with a cricket bat January 21, 2013

    Nashik: A woman allegedly killed her husband by hitting him with a cricket bat here over a domestic issue, police said on Monday. In a fit of rage on Sunday, Sandhya hit her cancer patient husband Shashikant Balkrishna Marchande with a cricket bat following which he collapsed and died on...
  • Virender Sehwag had to go, no doubt: Jamie Alter January 7, 2013

    Is dropping only Virender Sehwag the way forward for Indian cricket? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I think Rahane should bat at Numbar 6 against Australia in test. What do you feel? Asked by: abdul kader A. He should open. ...
  • Big hole in Aus batting as Ponting, Hussey exit December 30, 2012

    Brisbane: With Michael Hussey announcing his intention to quit international cricket just weeks after ex-captain Ricky Ponting retired, Australia's attention has turned quickly to who will fill the two big voids in the batting order for 2013 series in India and England. The 37-year-old Hussey, seemingly at the peak of his...
  • Tendulkar inspired youngsters to take up cricket: Dravid November 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Hailing Sachin Tendulkar's contribution to Indian cricket, his long-time teammate Rahul Dravid on Thursday said the veteran has inspired many youngsters across the country to take up the game. "Yesterday, at the BCCI's annual awards function, Sachin said that Sunil Gavaskar had inspired him to take up the game. What...
  • Salim Malik applies to be Pakistan batting coach October 25, 2012

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan captain Salim Malik, who overturned a life ban from cricket, applied for the job of national team batting coach on Thursday. In 2008, a court in Lahore lifted a life ban on Malik which was imposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board for match-fixing. A PCB board of inquiry...
  • Meerut: Kidnapped BDM director rescued, 2 arrested October 10, 2012

    Meerut: Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday rescued Sudhir Mahajan, the director of cricket bat manufacturing firm BDM, who was abducted on Tuesday night while he was returning home in his car. Police said that two kidnappers have also been arrested in the operation. They also revealed that Mahajan's driver had...