BOWLING

  • ICC endorses clampdown on suspected illegal bowling action November 10, 2014

    Dubai: While announcing it would stick to its stand of no-tolerance approach in dealing with suspected illegal bowling actions, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board on Monday also sought to improve player behaviour and over-rates. "The ICC Board endorsed and reiterated its support for the ICC's no-tolerance approach in dealing with...
  • Eight Pakistan bowlers told to undergo test for suspect action October 3, 2014

    Karachi: At least eight bowlers with suspect bowling actions, including a player in the national squad, have been directed to undergo tests to be conducted by a committee of Pakistan Cricket Board next week at the National Cricket Academy. The PCB said in a statement that fast bowler Ataullah had already...
  • Ajmal opts out of T20 event to work on action with Mushtaq September 15, 2014

    Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the national Twenty20 championship to work on his bowling action with former Pakistan tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq. Ajmal, who was banned from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action, denied he was under pressure after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ban. The 36yearold remained hopeful...
  • Watch: Hugh Jackman and Jimmy Falon play an awesome game of 'pool bowling' September 12, 2014

    That looks complicated, right? But not for these stellar personalities! Jimmy competes against Hugh Jackman in a giant game of billiards featuring bowling balls and no pool cues. ...
  • Pakistan cricket authorities prepared for worst in Ajmal case August 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket authorities are prepared for the worst possible scenario in the Saeed Ajmal bowling action case. An official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday that Ajmal had joined the Pakistan squad in Sri Lanka for the final oneday international. "We have been told we will be...
  • CWG 2014: India to play for bronze in men's fours lawn bowls August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: India went down to England 1214 in the semifinals of the men's fours lawn bowls in the 2014 Commonwealth Games here on Thursday and will face Australia for the bronze medal on Friday. India had made it to the semifinals beating Norfolk Islands in the quarterfinals at the Kelvingrove Lawn...
  • CWG 2014: Lawn Bowls men's fours team reaches semifinals July 31, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian Lawn Bowls men's fours team reached the semifinals after beating Norfolk Island 264 in the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. The Indian team of Kamal Kumar Sharma, Chandan Kumar Singh, Samit Malhotra and Dinesh Kumar defeated their opponents in the quarterfinals at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls ground here. They now...
  • Captain Alastair Cook all praise for England's new bowling hero Moeen Ali July 31, 2014

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook Thursday praised Moeen Ali and said the parttime spinner had improved "leaps and bounds" thanks to his stint with Worcestershire where he bowls with Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal. Moeen Ali produced a matchwinning spell, taking six wickets as India were bowled out for 178 in...
  • 3rd Test: England crush India by 266 runs to level series at 11 July 31, 2014

    India's inconsistency came back to haunt them at Southampton on Thursday as England completed a facile 266run win over the visitors on the final day of the third Test to level the fivematch series in style at 11. Needing just six wickets to win on day five, Moeen Ali added four...
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 July 28, 2014

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at 247...
  • As it happened: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 1 in Glasgow July 24, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates) The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours. A total of 261 medal events across 18 sports will be contested over 11 days...
  • Sachithra Senanayake to undergo tests for suspect bowling action June 9, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan offspinner Sachithra Senanayake will undergo a biomechanical test after being reported by the ICC for a suspect action. He will be sent to the Cardiff Metropolitan University for biomechanical tests, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Monday. Senanayake was reported for a suspect action by the on field umpires Marias...
  • ICC committee dwells on menace of suspect actions June 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Concerned about the growing menace of chucking, the ICC's cricket committee feels the current methods to detect illegal bowling actions are not adequate and umpires should be more confident in reporting violators. In a twoday meeting here, the committee, headed by former India captain Anil Kumble, felt more needs to...
  • Seinfeld Vs Full House: Cast reunions of both sitcoms fail to grab people's attention at the Super Bowl February 3, 2014

    This year's Super Bowl saw reunions of casts from 'Seinfeld' and 'Full House'. However, both the reunions failed to grab the attention of fans during the big game on Sunday. The theme of the 'Seinfeld' mini cast reunion, which is also an advertisement for Jerry Seinfeld's web series 'Comedians in...
  • Clairvoyant Utah ape who predicted the Seattle Seahawks win is right seven years in a row! February 3, 2014

    Salt Lake City: This is the seventh time that Eli the Ape from Utah has picked the Super Bowl winner correctly. The Utah ape had predicted that Seattle Seahawks would become the next NFL champion this year. And, he is right...yet again. Eli ran into an enclosure Thursday morning...
  • Watch: 14 best Super Bowl commercials of 2014 February 3, 2014

    When it came to Super Bowl commercials this year, it was raining celebrities. While Ford had James Franco to push its Fusion, Kia had Matrix star Laurence Fishburne do the trick for them and SodaStream banked on Scarlett Johansson's sultriness to make their 30 seconds count. And, count a lot....
  • Super Bowl 2014: 10 ads to watch out for February 2, 2014

    New York: Actress Scarlett Johansson gives SodaStream some sex appeal in a controversial spot, Kia revives actor Laurence Fishburne's "Matrix" character Morpheus in its commercial. And cute puppies and kids abound in ads for Cheerios to AnheuserBusch. Advertisers are planning to pull out the tools in their arsenal during Super Bowl...
  • Facebook looks to nab Twitter's 'second screen' crown January 31, 2014

    San Francisco: More than 100 million people will be glued to their TV screens on Sunday, when the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in America's premier sporting contest, the Super Bowl. But two fierce rivals, Facebook and Twitter, will also be clashing headtohead on a "second screen" that TV...
  • Eminem demands $2 million for Super Bowl gig? December 21, 2013

    New York: Rapper Eminem reportedly demanded no less than than $2 million to perform at the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl, annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), is famous for having the world's biggest stars perform at the halftime show, previously including Madonna, The Who, Prince and Beyonce. Eminem...
  • On MS Dhoni's request, Zaheer Khan to double up as bowling mentor November 30, 2013

    Veteran fast bowler Zaheer Khan will perform a dual role on India's tour of South Africa, travelling as a bowling mentor as well as a Test bowler, Indian Express reported on Saturday. The report said that MS Dhoni had requested the BCCI to allow Zaheer to fly early to help...
  • Prince Charles, Camilla visit Jewish Synangoue November 14, 2013

    Prince Charles, who turned 65 on Thursday, paid a visit to the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth, the Pardeshi Synagogue at nearby Mattancherry, along with his wife Camilla Parker Bowles. The traditional Jewish prayer of blessing for the Royal family was held after which Queene Hallegua, warden of the Synagogue, wished...
  • Royal couple impressed with 'Kudumbashree' project November 12, 2013

    Dutchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles was impressed with the 'Kudumbashree' project in Kerala in which 40 lakh women are working. The Dutchess was very impressed when she was told that 40 lakh women were involved in the communitybased state Poverty Eradication Mission throughout Kerala. 'Is it (project) reaching the grassroots?',...
  • Prince Charles along with his wife Camilla to arrive in Delhi today November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles will arrive in New Delhi on Friday as part of their extensive nineday tour of India. They will meet President Pranab Mukherjee and visit the Akshardham temple. The couple were in Dehradun on Thursday where they met IMA cadets and...
  • Snapshot: Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles spotted in Rishikesh November 6, 2013

    Prince of Wales Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles, who are on a nineday long trip to India, were spotted at Aarti ceremony at the Parmarth Miketan Temple on the banks of the River Ganga. Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Dehradun and Rishikesh. If reports are to...
  • Security beefed up in Uttarakhand ahead of UK royal couple's visit November 6, 2013

    Dehradun: Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Dehradun and Rishikesh in view of the visit of Prince of Wales Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles to Uttarakhand on Wednesday. Over 600 police personnel besides a large number of PAC jawans have been deployed around places which form part of...
  • Aussie David Saker signs new England deal October 25, 2013

    London: England's Australiaborn bowling coach David Saker has signed a new deal which will keep him on until the end of the 2015 English season, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday. The ECB's statement came less than a day after England arrived in Perth for a tour...
  • 5th ODI: Australia thrash England by 49 runs, clinch series 2-1 September 17, 2013

    Shane Watson's century saw Australia to a 49-run win over England in the fifth one-day international at Southampton on Monday as their lengthy tour ended with a 2-1 series victory. Watson, involved throughout in a trip that saw Australia arrive in Britain in May before their early Champions Trophy exit was...
  • South Africa Test team picks itself: Allan Donald September 9, 2013

    Johannesburg: The world No. 1 Test side faces a busy Test season ahead, but the team's bowling coach Allan Doland isn't worried about the selection of the squad that he says "picks itself". "The Test team picks itself, you're not going to see too many changes there," Donald told Sport24 in...
  • Bring back Lord Buddha's begging bowl from Afghanistan: RJD MP August 26, 2013

    A strong demand for bringing back the begging bowl of Lord Buddha from an Afghan museum and installing it at its "original" place at Vaishali in Bihar was made by RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh in Lok Sabha on Monday. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, he said the Buddha, who...