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  • Essel Group denies to set up parallel cricket boards 10 hours 54 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Essel Group today rebutted news reports that it was setting up parallel cricket boards across different countries in collaboration with Ten Sports Network but said it was now geared up to enter the sports business at a global level, focusing on cricket. "Our research reflects that there is an...
  • If required, I will write personally to Anurag Thakur: N Srinivasan 12 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Monday made it clear that he does not want to engage in a war of words with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, who has shot off a strongly-worded letter to him in response to the global body's claims about being seen with a suspected...
  • Ajinkya Rahane has a perfect technique: Ajit Wadekar 17 hours 32 minutes ago

    Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain, singled out Ajinkya Rahane as probably the only batsman whose technique comes closest to what can be called perfect even in Twenty20 cricket. Rahane has always impressed the purists with his technique and temperament, scoring Test centuries in New Zealand, England and Australia, and narrowly...
  • Pakistan bank on seniors to bounce back from 'lowest point' 18 hours 36 minutes ago

    With Misbah-ul-Haq returning to take over the captaincy, a beleaguered Pakistan will hope to bounce back from their "lowest point" in international cricket in the two-test series against Bangladesh starting at Khulna on Tuesday. Bangladesh won their first one-day international against Pakistan in 16 years before going on to make a...
  • Sachin Tendulkar 'annoyed' by news on daughter Sara joining films 18 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who is making his film debut in a docu-feature on his life, is upset by speculation that his daughter Sara is joining showbiz. "My daughter Sara is enjoying her academic pursuits. Annoyed at all the baseless speculation about her joining films," Tendulkar posted on Twitter...
  • BCCI unlikely to discuss Anurag Thakur-bookie link 19 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The BCCI is unlikely to act on the ICC's letter to its President Jagmohan Dalmiya in which it is alleged that Board Secretary Anurag Thakur was photographed with a suspected bookie during a function in Chandigarh. Media reports claimed on Sunday that BCCI was sent a letter by the...
  • Bangladesh call up uncapped Shahid for first Pakistan Test 21 hours 47 minutes ago

    Bangladesh included uncapped fast bowler Mohammad Shahid in their 14-man squad announced on Saturday for the first Test against Pakistan in Khulna. The 26-year-old right-armer, who has 56 first-class wickets to his credit, joins batsman Litton Das and all-rounder Soumya Sarkar in making their Test debuts. Das was part of the Bangladesh...
  • N Srinivasan spied on other BCCI officials: reports Yesterday

    N Srinivasan seems to be finding out new ways of getting into controversies as a new one has hit the docks. According to a report in ndtv.com, Srinivasan allegedly paid 14 crores of the board's money to a London-based private agency to spy on other BCCI members. BCCI is suppose to...
  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur spotted socialising with alleged bookie Yesterday

    Even as the BCCI looks to undertake the initiative to clean up Indian cricket, there is fresh embarrassment for the Indian cricket board with a top Board official coming under the scanner after being spotted with a suspected bookie. CNN-IBN has learnt that the ICC has sent a strongly-worded warning...
  • IPL 8: Ashish Nehra is one of finest India have produced, says Ashwin Yesterday

    Ravichandran Ashwin might not have had the best of tournaments so far at this year's IPL but it will be downright stupid to write him off so early in the edition. So far, the Indian offspinner has only bowled 2.4 overs on an average and has not completed his quota of...
  • IPL 2015: Delhi, Bangalore seek to continue winning momentum Yesterday

    High on confidence after convincing victories in their previous games, both Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore will seek the winning momentum when they face off in the Indian Premier League on Sunday. Daredevils dispatched Mumbai Indians to end their nine-match losing streak at Kotla while RCB returned to winning ways...
  • Alastair Cook hails James Anderson after England victory Yesterday

    England captain Alastair Cook gave the credit for Saturday's second-Test win over West Indies to James Anderson after the seam bowler's blistering spell in the morning transformed the game. A draw looked the likeliest outcome when play resumed on the fifth and final day but Anderson removed three West Indies batsmen...
  • IPL 8: Life without Sunil Narine set to begin as Kolkata face tough Rajasthan Yesterday

    Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be in a tight corner without their 'mystery spinner' Sunil Narine, reported for chucking, as they gear up to face Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. Narine, whose action has yet again come under scanner will undergo corrective measures at the ICC and BCCI accredited testing facility...
  • Team India's coach job in focus at BCCI's Working Committee meet 2 days ago

    With Indian cricket team's next international tour a few months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started its hunt for the new coach, which is one of the most lucrative and demanding jobs in the cricketing circles. On Sunday [26th April], the BCCI's new regime...
  • 2nd Test: England humble West Indies by 9 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series 2 days ago

    England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday. Set a modest target of 143 after the home side folded for 307 in their second innings just after lunch, Gary...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata Knight Riders players shaken by earthquake 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players took to Twitter on Saturday to express how they felt just after an earthquake hit the city in the morning. The city felt the tremors at around 11.41 a.m. which continued for two minutes and then felt another quake at 12.19 p.m. "My first experience of...
  • IPL 8: Malinga, McClenaghan take Mumbai Indians to 20-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad 2 days ago

    All the talk in the 30-minute period between the toss and the start of the match was about the prospect of Dale Steyn and Trent Boult bowling in tandem, after the latter was drafted into the Sunrisers Hyderabad side. Having both pacers in the XI strengthened Hyderabad's bowling and helped...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 5 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Report: Kraigg Brathwaite's determined century led West Indies to 202 for 2 at the close of the fourth day of the second Test leaving the hosts with a lead of 37 runs. There is still plenty of work to...
  • As it happened: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 8, Match 24 2 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Struggling to be consistent, Kings XI Punjab will have their task cut out when they take on the in-form Chennai Super Kings. CSK have lost just one of their five matches so far and are currently second on the...
  • Mortaza, Afridi praise Bangladesh debutant Mustafizur Rahman 2 days ago

    Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman bowled superbly on debut in the lone Twenty20 International against Pakistan and both the captains had some special words for him. Mustafizur returned with 2/20 from four overs on Friday that helped the home team to their first T20I win over Pakistan by seven wickets at the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar once got belly dancers on my birthday in NZ: Ajit Wadekar 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Former India captain and manager Ajit Wadekar spilled the beans about "prankster Sachin Tendulkar", who once got half a dozen belly dancers on his 53rd birthday during cricket team's tour of New Zealand back in 1994. During a Cricket Club of India function on Friday Wadekar recalled how Tendulkar had...
  • Rumours of rival cricket bodies unnerve boards 2 days ago

    The International Cricket Council is on alert with rumours of a rival body doing the rounds since Essel Group, the Indian business giants, began registering companies with names that appear to be rival national cricket boards. Essel, the conglomerate behind the now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL), has registered companies such...
  • BCCI keeping an eye on Virat Kohli's behaviour 2 days ago

    The Board of Cricket Control in India has been reported to be keeping eye on India's new Test captain Virat Kohli over his behaviour. BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya has told Hindustan Times that Kohli will be on notice over his behaviour. "Kohli's outbursts has to be examined and whatever corrective measures...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 4 3 days ago

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 3 round-up: Joe Root's sixth Test hundred piloted England to a position of control at 373 for 6 in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 299 at stumps on the third day of the second Test on...
  • Six-year-old boy dies while playing cricket 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: A six-year-old boy died while playing cricket after he was hit on the chest by a powerful shot. T. Vamshi Krishna died while playing cricket when he was hit by a ball near his house in Sahara Estate in Vanasthalipuram. According to the police, the boy was playing with other children...
  • Pakistan chairman 'deeply disappointed' by Bangladesh defeat 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's cricket chief said he was "deeply disappointed" on Thursday after the national team was whitewashed 3-0 by Bangladesh in the one-day series - their worst-ever defeat against the lowly ranked side. Fast-rising Bangladesh exposed a new look Pakistan team under a new captain Azhar Ali in all three matches...
  • Sachin Tendulkar: Raise a toast on the master's 42nd birthday 4 days ago

    The fall of the Berlin Wall was about a week old when Sachin Tendulkar made his debut for India, at a time when India's most prized possession was the Taj Mahal and there was still peace in Pakistan and Afghanistan. While the country had produced some really great cricketers with Sunil...
  • As it happened: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 8, Match 21 4 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: An inconsistent Delhi will look to break the home jinx when they take on struggling Mumbai in their sixth match of the IPL. Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday inflicted a six-wicket loss on Delhi, handing them their...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 3 4 days ago

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2 round-up: England openers Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott made a solid start in reply to West Indies' total of 299 by reaching 74 without loss on the second day of the second Test on Wednesday. Cook, who has not scored...
  • IPL 8: Nehra, Raina take Chennai to 27-run win over Bangalore 5 days ago

    Veteran Ashish Nehra dished out a brilliant spell of pace bowling after Suresh Raina's batting heroics as Chennai Super Kings recorded a comfortable 27-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL cricket match on Wednesday. Put into bat, Raina smashed a blistering 32-ball 62 to help Chennai post a challenging...