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  • Pakistan nominates Sethi for ICC presidency 7 hours 23 minutes ago

    Lahore: Pakistan nominated Najam Sethi on Thursday as its candidate for the presidency of cricket's world governing body next year, three months after he resigned as the head of the national board. Sethi's nomination for the presidency of the International Cricket Council (ICC) was confirmed after approval from Pakistan Prime Minister...
  • Trinidad cricket board condemns Windies players pull out 2 days ago

    Port-of-Spain: The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has condemned the recent decision by the West Indies cricketers to abort their tour of India. The condemnation came in the form of a motion moved during the 58th annual general meeting of the TTCB in Couva over the weekend, reports CMC. The...
  • PCB to nominate Najam Sethi for ICC president post 2 days ago

    Karachi: Former PCB chairman Najam Sethi is set to be nominated as the next President of the International Cricket Council by the Pakistan board for a one-year term starting in June, 2015. The PCB Board of Governors at its last meeting, recently, had formed a committee to recommend names for nomination...
  • West Indies cricketers' meeting with board, players association termed 'fruitful' 2 days ago

    Kingston, Jamaica: The West Indies cricketers' meeting to resolve the contracts and pay dispute issue with their players union (WIPA) and the national cricket board (WICB) has turned out to be "cordial, positive and fruitful". The West Indies Cricket Board, the West Indies Players Association met the representatives of the West...
  • Organisers confident West Indies will be at World Cup 3 days ago

    Organisers are confident West Indies will take part at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year despite the crisis caused by their withdrawal from the tour of India earlier this month. West Indies, who won the first two World Cup tournaments in 1975 and 1979 and reached...
  • Junaid's knee injury more serious than expected 3 days ago

    Karachi: Left-arm Pakistan pacer Junaid Khan is facing the prospect of being sidelined from cricket for a while after it was revealed that his knee injury was more serious than initially diagnosed. Junaid was sent home from the UAE without playing any match of the ongoing series against Australia due to...
  • West Indies players retain legal counsel in pay dispute, Samuels opts out 6 days ago

    Port of Spain: West Indies players, who controversially abandoned the tour of India last week, have retained legal counsel as they prepare to tackle the contentious Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by their union, West Indies Players' Association (WIPA), but batsman Marlon Samuels has opted not to pursue this course of...
  • Worried sponsors pile pressure on West Indies Cricket Board 6 days ago

    Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), reeling from the fallout from the team's withdrawal from the tour of India, is facing fresh pressure from its worried commercial and broadcast partners. West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis after the tourists abandoned their series in India over a protracted...
  • I was fired by West Indies Cricket Board, says Ottis Gibson October 23, 2014

    Kingston: Ottis Gibson says he was fired as the West Indies head coach despite a statement from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) suggesting otherwise. Gibson's declaration Wednesday three months after ending ties with the WICB contradicts a statement from the board which said the two had mutually agreed to end...
  • BCCI Working Committee to discuss West Indies pullout today October 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: The BCCI's all-powerful Working Committee will meet on Tuesday to decide on whether to impose a freeze on future West Indies tour and claim damages in the wake of the unprecedented move by the Caribbean team to pull out of the remainder of India tour because of the pay...
  • BCCI may claim damages close to Rs. 400 cr from West Indies October 19, 2014

    West Indies' pullout from their tour of India may cost the country's board heavily with BCCI mulling to claim damages to the tune of approximately Rs. 400 crore from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The BCCI is due to have a working committee meeting on October 21 to discuss the...
  • Clive Llyod apologises for Windies team calling off tour October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captain and West Indies Cricket Board selection committee chairman Clive Lloyd on Saturday apologised for the Caribbean team's unprecedented move to pull out of remainder of India tour in the wake of an acrimonious pay dispute with WICB, saying that it was a mistake on the part...
  • West Indies Cricket Board slams Dwayne Bravo as India tour called off October 18, 2014

    The West Indies Cricket Board attacked one-day captain Dwayne Bravo after confirming on Friday that the team's tour of India had been abandoned following a strike by their own players in a pay dispute. As India won the fourth of what were supposed to be five-one-day internationals by 59 runs...
  • West Indies board apologises after India tour abandoned October 18, 2014

    The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said it had been left with no choice but to abandon its tour of India after its players "withdrew their services" amid an internal dispute. The board said in a statement it had held an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss developments in India, where...
  • Indian cricket should cut all ties with West Indies: Anurag Thakur October 17, 2014

    Dharamsala: Reacting angrily to the West Indies' pull out, BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur on Friday severely criticized WICB's decision to call their players back midway from the tour and said that the Indian board should cut all ties with the Caribbean team. "They (West Indies players) had made their decision...
  • West Indies deny calling off India tour October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The West Indies have not called off the ongoing tour to India despite reports earlier that Sri Lanka had stepped in to take their place, the West Indies Cricket Board said on Friday. "The West Indies Cricket Board advises, that, contrary to media reports, it has taken no decision...
  • WICB will only have dialogue with Players Association October 16, 2014

    Kingston: In what seems to be a jolt to the Caribbean players, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has made it clear that it will have a dialogue with only the national players association (WIPA) to solve the ongoing pay dispute. WICB president Dave Cameron made it clear through a letter...
  • PCB to investigate Shahid Afridi's comment on captaincy issue October 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will look into comments made by stand-in skipper Shahid Afridi which fuelled speculation about the future of captain Misbah-ul-Haq, board chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Tuesday. The 40-year-old Misbah had opted to sit out Pakistan's third one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi and all-rounder...
  • Windies players seek board help, say WIPA not their agent October 12, 2014

    Bridgetown: The West Indies players currently on tour of India say they no longer want to be any part of a Wavell Hinds-led West Indies Players Association (WIPA), and have asked the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to "urgently" intervene in the impasse. In a letter to WICB president Dave Cameron,...
  • West Indies players want WIPA disbanded October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Disgruntled with its Players Association due to an ongoing pay dispute, the West Indian team have sought the Cricket Board's "urgent intervention" to dissolve the body as it no longer had the "authority to speak" on the side's behalf. The Caribbean side, which is currently playing an ODI series...
  • Kevin Pietersen accepts England career maybe over October 10, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen conceded Friday he may "potentially" have played his last match for England as the controversy surrounding his autobiography continues. During an intensive publicity campaign, South Africa-born batsman Pietersen -- England's all-time leading run-scorer -- has indicated a wish to resume an international career abruptly cut short in February following...
  • Kevin Pietersen still to discover reason for England axe October 10, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen said on Thursday that he had yet to find out why he was sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board as officials maintained their wall of silence after a deluge of publicity for his controversial autobiography. Pietersen`s decade-long international career, during which time the South Africa-born batsman...
  • Pietersen open to England return if Clarke leaves ECB job October 9, 2014

    London: As fanciful a scenario as it may seem but Kevin Pietersen says he could yet be open to the idea of coming out of retirement to play for England again if ECB boss Giles Clarke exits the scene. "What would have to happen for me to be recalled by England?"...
  • No threat to ODI series, trying to resolve West Indies pay dispute: BCCI October 9, 2014

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday assured the West Indies team that it will speak to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to resolve the pay dispute that led to the Windies threatening a strike ahead of the ODI series against India. "I want to...
  • Michael Vaughan slams ECB 'charges' against Kevin Pietersen October 8, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan ridiculed a leaked England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) report into Kevin Pietersen's alleged misbehaviour during the Ashes whitewash in Australia as the fall-out from the controversial autobiography of England's all-time leading run-scorer showed no sign of stopping. Among the 'offences' of which Pietersen, effectively sacked by England...
  • Pakistan to play India, England in UAE next year October 8, 2014

    Desperately looking to boost its finances, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is counting on back-to-back "home" series against England and India next year in the UAE. "We will be hosting England in October and November in UAE for three tests, five one-day internationals and a T20 match," a board official told...
  • Defiant West Indies agree to play in Kochi, but demands stay October 8, 2014

    Clouds hanging over the first ODI between India and West Indies cleared hours before the series opener in Kochi on Wednesday after the visiting players agreed to play without backing down on their demands in the long-standing payment row with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The first signs of revolt...
  • West Indies threaten to boycott India ODI series opener October 8, 2014

    A strike could hit West Indies' tour opener against India on Wednesday due to a row between leading West Indies players and their own union. The match in Kochi, where the teams are already assembled, is the first of five one-day internationals to be followed by three Test matches and a...
  • PCB urged Bangladesh to send 'any' team to Pakistan October 7, 2014

    Dhaka: Pakistan's cricket chief has urged Bangladesh to send 'any' team to his country as they seek to bring back international matches following the deadly attack on Sri Lanka`s team bus in 2009. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan arrived in Bangladesh on Monday and declared that it was now much...
  • Graeme Swann labels Kevin Pietersen's book 'fiction' October 7, 2014

    Former England team mate Graeme Swann began the backlash against Kevin Pietersen's new book on Monday by labelling it "the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne". Speaking at an awards ceremony at Lord's, Swann denied accusations that he was part of a clique of bowlers guilty of what Pietersen called...