BRENDON MCCULLUM

  • Brendon McCullum to testify in Cairns perjury trial 3 days ago

    New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum says he will testify against former team-mate Chris Cairns in a perjury trial in London next year because he feels a duty "to protect the game." McCullum will be among as many as 12 leading cricketers who may be called to give evidence when the...
  • Brendon McCullum has matchfixing evidence September 18, 2014

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum's lawyer says the New Zealand cricket captain is determined to give evidence about alleged matchfixing approaches from a former teammate, believed to be Chris Cairns. McCullum is currently caught in a legal battle, with a High Court injunction put out to stop a newspaper in New Zealand from...
  • CLT20: Doeschate, Russell take Kolkata to a threewicket win over Chennai September 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andre Russell smashed a breathtaking half century while Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a threewicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Wednesday. Chasing a competitive 158 for win, KKR...
  • New Zealand coach Mike Hesson extends contract September 3, 2014

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson signed a twoyear contract extension on Wednesday in a major vote of confidence for the young Black Caps' mentor. Hesson, 39, took over in mid2012 with New Zealand in the doldrums after a poor run of defeats and soon created controversy by axing the popular Ross...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20 July 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Teams: West Indies XI: Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell New Zealand Playing XI: Kane Williamson, James Neesham,...
  • 1st T20: New Zealand beat West Indies in a rainhit contest July 6, 2014

    Roseau: Captain Brendon McCullum hit 40 off 35 balls as New Zealand wrapped up a 12run Duckworth/Lewis victory over the West Indies in a rainy opening Twenty20 at Windsor Park on Saturday. In a match reduced to 18 overs per side by light rain, New Zealand were well placed at 117...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Twenty20 July 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Prematch: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 June 26, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and team news: New Zealand won the toss and opt to bat first. Just one change for New Zealand, Neil Wagner in for Ish Sodhi. While West Indies include Shillingford and Jason Holder. Teams: West Indies: Gayle, Brathwaite, Edwards, Bravo, Chanderpaul,...
  • One bad session cost us second Test, says McCullum June 22, 2014

    PortofSpain: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum believes one bad session cost his side the second Test against West Indies, and says they need to stick to their game plan if they are to win the third Test and the series. The Black Caps won the opening Test by 186 runs in...
  • WI vs NZ, 2nd Test Day 1: as it happened June 16, 2014

    Catch live action from the first day at Port of Spain Test as West Indies try to draw level in the series. (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies are likely to go with a threepronged pace attack in the second Test as they...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 at Kingston June 11, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PreMatch: Experienced seamer Tim Southee and debutant offspinner Mark Craig shared the bowling honours as New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 262 to take a potentially matchwinning 246run first innings lead late on the third day of the first...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, Day 3 June 10, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PreMatch: Allrounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, and just the eighth player overall, to score centuries in each of his first two Tests as the tourists ended the second day of the first Test against West Indies with...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, Day 2 June 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: Kane Williamson scored his sixth Test century Sunday to lead New Zealand to a satisfying 240 for 2 against the West Indies at the close of Day 1. The Kiwi No. 3 cracked an undefeated 105 at Sabina Park...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 June 8, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bat against West Indies at Kingston. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Mark Craig, Trent Boult West Indies: Chris Gayle,...
  • Run outs of Raina, McCullum saw Chennai lose momentum: Stephen Fleming May 31, 2014

    The runouts of Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum saw Chennai Super Kings lose momentum when chasing the huge target set by Kings XI Punjab in the IPL Qualifier 2, said CSK's coach Stephen Fleming after his side lost by 24 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. "We did not feel we were...
  • Matchfixing claims 'absurd, bizarre, scary', says Chris Cairns May 30, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns reiterated on Friday he was innocent of any involvement in matchfixing and described the accusations against him as "absurd, bizarre and scary". Cairns read out a statement at Auckland airport after returning from London, where he was interviewed at his own request by London...
  • IPL 7 Eliminator, Mumbai vs Chennai: Players to watch out for May 28, 2014

    The resurgent Mumbai Indians, who sealed a last four berth by virtue of a better net run rate after winning an improbable runchase against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, would be eager to continue in same fashion but they face a stern test against a formidable and one of the most...
  • Close to finishing matchfixing probe, says ICC May 24, 2014

    The International Cricket Council said on Saturday that it is close to announcing its findings in a matchfixing case, which shook the game after New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's testimony in the matter was leaked to the media. The furore started after McCullum's statement to the ICC's AntiCorruption and Security Unit...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Hyderabad, IPL 7, Match 50 May 22, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Chennai suffered a shocking eightwicket loss against Kolakata Knight Riders who registered their fifth consecutive win, which left the twotime champions CSK still needing a win to seal their playoff spot. They are second on the table with 16 points...
  • 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...
  • 'Devastated' ICC to probe matchfixing leaks May 21, 2014

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council will investigate how evidence given to a matchfixing probe had been leaked to the media and take action against anyone employed by them if involved, chief executive Dave Richardson said on Wednesday. The latest matchfixing scandal broke last December when New Zealand media reported that three...
  • IPL 7: Uthappa, Shakib power Kolkata to 8wicket win over Chennai May 20, 2014

    Opener Robin Uthappa's 67 off 39 balls and Shakib Al Hasan's cameo of 21ball 46 helped KKR secure an eightwicket win over CSK at the Eden Gardens. With this win, Kolkata moved a step closer to the playoffs. It was a perfect homecoming for Kolkata, who were playing their first match...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Kings XI Punjab or Chennai Super Kings which team is more lethal? May 15, 2014

    It's an elbow fight for the top spot in IPL 7. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are taking turns to sit on top of the leaderboard, but there's little to choose between the two teams who are matching each other blow for blow. Inching closer to the...
  • As it happened: Mumbai vs Chennai, IPL 7, Match 33 May 10, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. With their campaign back on track after plunging to five straight defeats back in the UAE, defending champions Mumbai Indians will now face twotime title winners Chennai Super Kings in a potentially explosive encounter at the Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai's comprehensive backtoback...
  • IPL 7: McCullum, Jadeja star in Chennai's 34run win over Kolkata May 3, 2014

    Ravindra Jadeja produced a brilliant spell of spin bowling that saw him return with figures of 4 for 12 to script Chennai Super Kings' fifth win in a row after Brendon McCullum's sizzling halfcentury powered CSK to a daunting 148 for 3 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 21 of...
  • IPL 7: Dwayne Smith is powerful, intelligent cricketer, says Brendon McCullum April 28, 2014

    Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith have given Chennai Super Kings a flying start in IPL 7 with their explosive partnership at the top of batting order and the New Zealander described his opening partner a "powerful" and "intelligent" cricketer. "There is still a long way to go in the tournament, but...