County

  • Banned Danish Kaneria to know his fate next week 11-04-2014 08:40 PM

    Karachi: Banned Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria will have to wait for a week to know whether he can revive his cricketing career again or will have to serve out the life ban imposed on him for his involvement in spot-fixing. Kaneria's appeal against the life ban imposed on him by...
  • Worcestershire sign New Zealand duo Munro and McClenaghan 08-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Worcestershire have signed New Zealand pair Colin Munro and Mitchell McClenaghan for part of the 2014 season, the English county side announced on Tuesday. Batsman Munro will be Worcestershire's second overseas player for this season's domestic Twenty20 competition, alongside Pakistan spin bowler Saeed Ajmal. McClenaghan will replace Ajmal for a...
  • Nottinghamshire director Newell ready for England coach interview 08-04-2014 09:17 AM

    London: Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell is readying himself for an interview for the vacant position of England coach. The opening round of the 2014 County Championship season has pitted Newell's side against a Lancashire team coached by ex-England boss Peter Moores, also a candidate to replace Andy Flower...
  • Joe Root to stay at Yorkshire for two more years 07-04-2014 07:51 PM

    England batsman Joe Root has signed a new contract with his native county of Yorkshire that will keep him at Headingley for at least another two years, the club announced Monday. The 23-year-old is currently sidelined with a broken thumb and has missed the start of the new county season...
  • James Anderson back in swing with five-for in County 07-04-2014 10:21 AM

    London: James Anderson did his best to put a disappointing Ashes tour of Australia behind him by enjoying yet more success at Trent Bridge as he took five wickets on the first day of the 2014 County Championship season. England seamer Anderson, who has taken 49 wickets in seven Tests...
  • Virender Sehwag hits century to guide MCC to a six-wicket win 26-03-2014 09:04 PM

    Abu Dhabi: India discard Virender Sehwag blasted a 97-ball 109 to lead Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to a comfortable six-wicket win over Durham in a Champion County Test match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Delhi batsman smashed 18 boundaries and a six in his 97-ball...
  • Ford backs Pietersen anger to spur on Surrey 25-03-2014 10:13 AM

    Kevin Pietersen's controversial England exit could yet prove a boon for Surrey, according to the county's new coach, who has known the star batsman since he was a schoolboy in South Africa. The 33-year-old may be England's leading all-time run-scorer across all international format but that didn't stop officials announcing...
  • 'August Osage County' review: It is a satisfying rich brew of drama 08-03-2014 05:17 PM

    Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney and Julianne Nicholson Director: John Wells Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Shame and scandals within the family have always been excellent ingredients for a robust film, and...
  • Jonathan Trott confirms Warwickshire return 07-03-2014 10:42 AM

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott will return to action following his shock Ashes withdrawal in a pre-season match for county side Warwickshire on April 1, he confirmed on Thursday. The 32-year-old right-hander abruptly left England's tour of Australia after the first Ashes Test in Brisbane last November due to a...
  • Australia batsman Aaron Finch signs for Yorkshire 12-02-2014 03:36 PM

    Australia's hard-hitting opening batsman Aaron Finch has signed a deal to play for Yorkshire in this year's English county season. One of the top Twenty20 batsmen in the world, Finch, will join the team in May after his Indian Premier League commitments are over and is slated to be a...
  • England outcast Pietersen agrees Surrey deal 11-02-2014 09:15 AM

    London: Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen has agreed a deal to play for Surrey in this year's English county season having been jettisoned from the national team set-up for good. The 33-year-old has negotiated the end of his central England contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board and will...
  • Surrey keen to seal Kevin Pietersen deal 08-02-2014 07:13 AM

    London: Surrey chief executive Richard Gould has revealed his English county are trying to ensure controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen will be able to continue playing for them during the coming season. Pietersen's existing agreement with Surrey was linked to his central contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board and...
  • 'August: Osage County' wins four awards at Capri Festival 02-01-2014 04:23 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actresses Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts' new movie 'August: Osage County' has been given a massive Oscars boost after picking up four awards at the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival in Italy. The movie adaptation of Tracy Letts' play about a dysfunctional family's reunion was named Film of...
  • Julia Roberts: Freckles made me look dirty, a director said 30-12-2013 10:34 AM

    London: Oscar-winner Julia Roberts says she was once asked by a director to get rid of her freckles as it made her look "dirty". The 46-year-old 'August: Osage County' actress was asked by a director of a film that her facial marks be "taken off" as he thought they made...
  • Shocking! Teenaged parents forced their toddler to smoke marijuana 17-12-2013 11:21 AM

    Mayville: Police say a pair of New York teenagers forced their 23-month-old child to smoke marijuana. The Chautauqua County sheriff's office tells The Buffalo News (http://bit.ly/18rNhgX ) that the toddler's parents and grandfather allegedly helped or watched the toddler smoke marijuana from a lighted bowl on December 5 in an...
  • Julia Roberts felt 'terrible' after hitting Meryl Streep in 'August: Osage County' 15-12-2013 11:52 AM

    Los Angeles: Actress Julia Roberts says she felt 'terrible' after she knocked over veteran actress Meryl Streep for a scene in 'August: Osage County' because she left her 'battered and bruised'. Roberts, 46, plays Streep's on-screen daughter Barbara in the gritty comedy drama. She was forced to push the 64-year-old...
  • 'Fast & Furious' star Paul Walker dies in car crash: Publicist 01-12-2013 09:13 AM

    California: A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40. Ame Van Iden says Walker died on Saturday afternoon. A statement on Walker's Facebook page said Walker was a passenger...
  • 35-year-old businessman fatally shoots wife, son; kills self 20-11-2013 11:19 AM

    A businessman gunned down his wife and son and then turned the gun on himself in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district, police said on Wednesday.The incident took place late on Tuesday night in Orange County residential society located in Indirapuram area. Ankur Gupta, 35, first shot dead his wife Sarika, 30,...
  • 9-year-old US boy arrested for carrying gun to school 08-11-2013 04:21 PM

    New York: A nine-year-old boy in the US has been arrested for carrying a loaded a gun to school to show it off to other students. Debra Dryden, who was driving a Hillsborough County school bus in Florida filled with students to Ippolito Elementary School on Wednesday morning said she...
  • Kate Hudson's daring neckline draws eyeballs 05-11-2013 12:01 PM

    Los Angeles: All eyes were set on actress Kate Hudson as she walked the red carpet at a recent event here dressed in an extremely low-cut dusty pink dress that featured a slashed neckline. She was attending a Art+Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which was...
  • Monty Panesar signs two-year contract with Essex 31-10-2013 07:25 PM

    London: England spinner Monty Panesar has signed a two-year contract with Essex, the county said on Thursday. Panesar, who is in Australia ahead of next month's Ashes series, joined Essex on loan earlier this year after being released by Sussex. "I loved playing for Essex last season," he told the...
  • Jackson Bird to play for Northamptonshire next season 29-10-2013 04:52 PM

    London: Australia pace bowler Jackson Bird will play for Northamptonshire next season, the English county side announced on Tuesday. The 26-year-old, who has played three Test matches, had to withdraw from the Ashes series in England earlier this year with a suspected stress fracture of the back. The injury was...
  • Stuart Broad heads to Australia with new Nottinghamshire deal 23-10-2013 10:46 PM

    London: England seamer Stuart Broad was set to fly out to Australia on Wednesday for the upcoming Ashes series, having signed a new three-year deal with county side Nottinghamshire. The 27-year-old, also a useful lower-order batsman, is centrally contracted to the England and Wales Cricket Board and, as a result,...
  • James Anderson extends Lancashire contract to 2015 16-10-2013 04:32 PM

    London: England fast bowler James Anderson has extended his contract with Lancashire, the English county side announced on Wednesday. The 31-year-old, a key figure in England's Ashes success over Australia earlier this year, has prolonged his existing deal by one year to 2015. "I am always proud to wear the...
  • Playing less county cricket is hurting Aussies, feels Justin Langer 01-10-2013 04:19 PM

    New Delhi: Having been an integral part of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting's formidable Australian sides, former opener Justin Langer knows a thing or two about what ails the country's young cricketers right now and according to him, not playing English county is one of the prime reasons. "Look I...
  • Buttler joins Lancashire from native Somerset 01-10-2013 09:10 AM

    London: England one-day international wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has joined Lancashire, the county side announced on Monday. The 23-year-old Buttler, who has played 19 one-day international but has yet to make his Test debut, joins from his native Somerset. His bid for more time behind the stumps at county level at...
  • Panesar handed suspended ban for intimidating behaviour 27-09-2013 09:06 PM

    London: England's troubled spinner Monty Panesar has been given a suspended one-match ban for threatening and intimidating behaviour towards an opponent, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Friday. The sanction, which follows two incidents in the County Championship match between Essex and Worcestershire in early September, applies only...
  • Teenage Surrey batsman bowled out for 242 27-09-2013 05:12 PM

    London: Eighteen-year-old Surrey batsman Dominic Sibley was bowled out for 242 against Yorkshire on Friday after entering the record books as the youngest double centurion in English county cricket. Aged 18 years and 21 days, the schoolboy batted for 599 minutes and faced 536 balls in an innings that included...
  • Double-ton teen Sibley makes English history 26-09-2013 11:26 PM

    London: Teenage batsman Dominic Sibley hit 220 not out against Yorkshire on Thursday to become the youngest player to score a double century in the history of England's County Championship. His feat, at the age of 18 years and 21 days, also made him the second youngest player to score...