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  • Cheteshwar Pujara declared out in fumbled-catch controversy 4 hours 50 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Cheteshwar Pujara, batting on the second day of Yorkshire's County Championship Division One match against Warwickshireon on Monday, was given out under controversial circumstances after scoring 23. Pujara was adjudged caught behind after Pete McKay, the Warwickshire wicketkeeper, appeared to fluff a chance off Boyd Rankin but scooped the ball...
  • Martin Guptill stars for Derbyshire with double century 5 hours 47 minutes ago

    London: New Zealand's Martin Guptill carried on where he left off at the World Cup by scoring a stunning maiden first-class double-century as Derbyshire took charge of their County Championship match away to Gloucestershire at Bristol on Monday. The 28-year-old Guptill struck 227 off just 176 balls, including 29 fours and...
  • Kevin Pietersen becomes fastest to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey Yesterday

    London: Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey before falling relatively cheaply to Essex's New Zealand allrounder Jesse Ryder in the Second Division of the County Championship on Sunday. Pietersen, in his 17th innings at this level for Surrey, needed only two balls at...
  • Hashim Amla signs up for Derbyshire stint 6 days ago

    South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla will join Derbyshire next month for three T20 Blast fixtures and two County Championship matches, the English club announced on Tuesday. Amla, 31, will replace Martin Guptill, who has been called up for New Zealand's Test series against England. "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara hits half-century against Nottinghamshire 1 week ago

    London: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara opened his account for Yorkshire with a half-century that helped the county champions fight back on the second day of their First Division fixture away to Nottinghamshire on Monday. Pujara was out for a duck in the only innings of his Championship debut against Worcestershire but...
  • Kumar Sangakkara slams ton for Surrey, Pietersen misses out April 20, 2015

    Kumar Sangakkara ensured the crowd at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens on Sunday witnessed a hundred from a world-class batsman as Surrey team-mate Kevin Pietersen missed out on the first day against Glamorgan. Pietersen, biding for an England recall after being axed last year following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, fell...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara to play for Yorkshire in English County Championship April 1, 2015

    London: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will play for Yorkshire County Cricket Club during the forthcoming English domestic season. Pujara, a regular in India's Test team, will replace veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, who has pulled out of an agreement with the club, an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement said...
  • Somerset sign show-stopper Chris Gayle for T20 Blast March 23, 2015

    Somerset have pulled off a coup by signing all-action West Indies batsman Chris Gayle for this year's domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Monday. The explosive 35-year-old opener will join Somerset in late May, depending on how long his involvement in the Indian Premier League lasts, and will...
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan signs for Derbyshire March 17, 2015

    London: Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan will spend two spells with Derbyshire this season, the English County Championship Division Two side announced on Tuesday. The experienced 38-year-old will be available for up to four Twenty20 Blast fixtures and two County Championship games when he replaces New Zealand's Martin Guptill as Derbyshire's...
  • Very sad to leave Zimbabwe cricket: Brendan Taylor March 12, 2015

    Brendan Taylor's days in the red Zimbabwe jersey may draw to an early close with the batsman signing a three-year deal with county side Nottinghamshire, subject to ECB's approval, that will make him ineligible to represent his country. While the 29-year-old Taylor can still return to play for his...
  • Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal back with Worcestershire February 24, 2015

    London: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will return for a third spell with Worcestershire, the English county announced on Tuesday. The 37-year-old was recently cleared to bowl again after undergoing remedial work on his action. However, he failed to satisfy doubts about the legality of his deliveries in time for the ongoing World...
  • Pakistan veteran Younis Khan rejoins Yorkshire February 15, 2015

    London: Pakistan veteran Younis Khan will return to Yorkshire for the opening weeks of the 2015 season, the English county side announced on Saturday. The 37-year-old first played for Yorkshire in 2007 and will return to Headingley after representing Pakistan in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "It is...
  • Australian duo Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell join Yorkshire January 29, 2015

    Yorkshire have signed Australian batsmen Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell as their overseas players for the 2015 season, the reigning English county champions announced on Wednesday. Finch, who played for Yorkshire last season, will play in all formats of the game, while Maxwell is due to feature in the domestic...
  • Martin Guptill signs on for fresh Derbyshire stint January 27, 2015

    London: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is to re-join Derbyshire as their overseas player for the early part of the 2015 season, the Midlands county announced on Monday. The 28-year-old Guptill played for the club in the 2011 and 2012 seasons and will return for the opening six Championship matches and...
  • Alviro Petersen joins Lancashire after South Africa exit January 22, 2015

    London: South African batsman Alviro Petersen has joined Lancashire after retiring from international cricket, the English county side announced on Thursday. The 34-year-old bowed out of the international game earlier this month after scoring 2,093 runs in 36 Tests with five hundreds at an average of 34.88. He has signed a two-year...
  • Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara signs for Surrey January 16, 2015

    London: Sri Lanka batting great Kumar Sangakkara is to join Surrey, the English county announced on Friday. Sangakkara is currently ranked as the world's number one Test batsman and is one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the five-day game with 12,203 runs to his credit. The 37-year-old...
  • California battles whooping cough epidemic December 12, 2014

    San Diego: California officials are battling the worst whooping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine. Doctors emphasize that the inoculation has led to fewer deaths than in the past and in instances where...
  • Leicester Cricket Club looking to tap South Asian talent November 16, 2014

    Leicester Cricket Club trying to get more South Asian players on course to play at the County level in England. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar urges Indian players to follow his example November 9, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar may have written off England's chances of winning next year's World Cup but that hasn't stopped the India great urging his compatriots to broaden their horizons with a spell in English county cricket. England have never won the World Cup in nearly 40 years of trying and, having...
  • Derbyshire in talks with Pujara for next year October 14, 2014

    London: Impressed with Cheteshwar Pujara's performance, English county side Derbyshire is in talks with the batsman to sign him for next year as well but his IPL commitments and a tour of Bangladesh could prove to be the "stumbling block". Pujara played for the club in the closing weeks of the...
  • County Championship: Lancashire relegated after defiant Middlesex dig deep September 27, 2014

    London: Lancashire were relegated to the Second Division of the County Championship on Friday after their decisive showdown with fellow strugglers Middlesex ended in a draw. Glen Chapple's side needed a victory at Old Trafford to avoid the drop and send Middlesex down instead but, after bad weather took 14 overs...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara out handling the ball in a County match September 24, 2014

    India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was given out for handling the ball on the opening day of Derbyshire's English County Championship match against Leicestershire on Tuesday. The 26-year-old right-hander, the International Cricket Council's Emerging Player of the Year in 2013, was dismissed in the 20th over, leaving hosts Derbyshire on 62-3. Pujara...
  • Ashwell Prince plays down talk of 'racist' abuse September 20, 2014

    London: South Africa's Ashwell Prince indicated on Friday he did not feel there had been a racist element to the verbal abuse he had received from Yorkshire's Andrew Gale. Yorkshire captain Gale was banned for two matches after being reported by the umpires for verbally abusing Prince, playing for archrivals Lancashire,...
  • Food and water poisoning leaves 320 people sick in China September 18, 2014

    Beijing: At least 320 people, mostly children, have been hospitalised in east China's Jiangxi Province in a suspected case of food and water poisoning, officials said on Thursday. The patients, aged from 3 to 18 years old, suffered from diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pains and fever since Sunday in Lianhua County, according...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara smashes 90 in Derbyshire win, quiet start for Aaron September 17, 2014

    London: Cheteshwar Pujara made his first significant contribution in the 'English Summer' as his attractive unbeaten 90 helped Derbyshire overpower Surrey by eight wickets in a Division Two of County Championships here on Wednesday. However his India teammate Varun Aaron's had a quiet start to his county career for Durham as...
  • Jason Gillespie glad to fulfil Geoffrey Boycott order September 13, 2014

    London: Jason Gillespie said he was pleased to have carried out the wishes of Yorkshire great Geoffrey Boycott after guiding the side to their first English County Championship title in 13 years on Friday. Yorkshire's innings and 152run First Division victory away to nearest pursuers Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge saw them...
  • Yorkshire win English county championship September 12, 2014

    A Yorkshire side coached by former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie won England's County Championship title for the first time in 13 years after a crushing innings and 152run win away to nearest pursuers Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Friday. Leftarm seamer Ryan Sidebottom, the sole survivor from the last time...
  • Woeful show by Cheteshwar Pujara on Derbyshire debut September 11, 2014

    Cardiff: India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara's county debut turned into a nightmare as he got out without scoring in Derbyshire's second innings in their bid to chase down a tricky target of 261 in a second division of English County Championship on Thursday. After being trapped leg before by pacer Jim...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara fails on Derbyshire debut September 11, 2014

    Cardiff: Indian toporder batsman Cheteshwar Pujara failed to impress on his County debut after managing just seven runs for Derbyshire in the fourday Division Two firstclass match against Glamorgan, here on Wednesday. Responding to Glamorgan's 282 in the first innings, Derbyshire could only muster 203 in 54.1 overs in the second...
  • Not interested in playing county cricket, says Ishant Sharma August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Derbyshire this season while Varun Aaron is also keen on plying his trade in the county circuit but Ishant Sharma, the seniormost bowler of the Indian Test team, is not at all keen on playing in England. Would you be interested in playing...