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  • BCCI ignoring women's cricket, says WCAI secretary 58 minutes ago

    Mathura: Accusing the BCCI of ignoring women's cricket, Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI) honorary general secretary Nutan Gavaskar has demanded the merger of the women's body with the all-powerful Indian board, which according to her was directed by the ICC eight years ago. "ICC should send its observers to locate...
  • In case you missed, Virat Kohli has broken Sachin Tendulkar's record 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Every Indian fan was waiting for Virat Kohli to return to the kind of form that has earned him the tag of 'run machine', and after showing signs of it with a half-century against West Indies, India's most promising match-winner confirmed regaining his prolific touch with a century - the...
  • Virat Kohli climbs to 2nd, Bhuvneshwar in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings 3 hours 33 minutes ago

    Dubai: Benefitting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career. Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in the final match, in...
  • India tour ideal opportunity for fringe players, says Sanath Jayasuriya 18 hours 2 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya has said that the hastily-arranged five-match ODI series in India, to be held in early next month, will help the fringe players prove their worth before next year's World Cup. After the West Indian players abruptly pulled out of their tour of India...
  • Ajinkya Rahane seeks consistency to secure India spot 19 hours 15 minutes ago

    Dharamsala: Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane has said he is working towards attaining greater consistency and is looking to convert starts into big scores to secure his place in the Indian squad. Opener Rahane scored a stroke-filled half century and was looking good for a hundred until his dismissal for 68 in the...
  • Hafeez not worried about bowling action in Australia Tests 20 hours 25 minutes ago

    Dubai: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez said on Sunday he was confident about his bowling action despite being reported during a Champions League Twenty20 game last month. The 34-year-old is likely to open the batting with Ahmed Shehzad in the first of two Tests against Australia starting in Dubai from Wednesday....
  • Gautam Gambhir retained Delhi captain for Ranji Trophy 22 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir has been retained captain of the Delhi team for the upcoming Ranji season as the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) announced a 15-member squad for the one-day Vijay Hazare trophy to be played in Himachal Pradesh. Gambhir, who ran into a controversy in...
  • Shane Watson eyes coaching future 22 hours 12 minutes ago

    Sydney: Revealing his passion for coaching, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Sunday said that contrasting experiences under two national coaches - Mickey Arthur and Darren Lehmann - will hold him in good stead for the role in the future. Watson, who is currently recovering from ankle and calf problems in...
  • Sri Lanka keen to host India for Tests next year 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    Colombo: After having agreed to play a five-match ODI series in India on a short notice post the West Indies pull-out, the Sri Lankan board is looking for a return in favour from the BCCI in August next year by playing three Test matches in the island nation. "We have already...
  • Too late to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan captain: Inzamam-ul-Haq Yesterday

    With the word divided on Pakistan's leadership in the 2015 World Cup between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Aridi, former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that it's too late to meddle with the national captaincy with just over a 100 days remaining for the showpiece event. "I think Pakistan should now continue with Misbah as...
  • World Cup captains say handling pressure will be key to winning in Australia Yesterday

    New Delhi: Defending Team India's often-criticised character of crumbling under pressure, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that the current side is better adept in responding to difficult situations than before. "In 2003, we lost to the best Australian side under Ricky Ponting. But today, the Indian team won't buckle under pressure,"...
  • India's World Cup win in 1983 inspired me, says Ranatunga Yesterday

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that India's 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket. "When I saw Kapil Dev holding the Cup in 1983, I was inspired. I thought, if a team like India, which was...
  • I never indulged in sledging, says Steve Waugh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Despite new state-of-the-art stadiums coming up across India, Former Australia captain Steve Waugh still considers Eden Gardens in Kolkata to be the best cricket ground in the sub-continent. "It was my last trip to India, the experience of playing in Eden Gardens, playing 5 days in front of 90,000...
  • Quitting India tour selfish, inconsiderate, says former West Indies player Yesterday

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies Test batsman Bryan Davis has condemned the move by the West Indies players to abort the tour of India as "selfish and inconsiderate". In an impassioned response Saturday to the development, the 74-year-old said the players' actions were unacceptable and could not be justified, especially...
  • Kumar Sangakkara questions Sri Lanka's decision to schedule India tour Yesterday

    After West Indies' dramatic pullout from the India tour due to pay dispute with WICB, Sri Lanka Cricket's decision to fill in with a five-match ODI series has come in for sharp criticism from Kumar Sangakkara. "Our 6 weeks of pure fitness work ends abruptly. Have a week to do...
  • List of abandoned cricket tours Yesterday

    Friday's dramatic announcement that the West Indies' tour of India was being cut short because of a pay dispute involving their players was not the first time a major international cricket series had come to an unexpected end. Here's a list of tournaments that were brought to an abrupt end. West Indies...
  • Is MS Dhoni troubled by captaincy in all three formats? Yesterday

    Former Australian World Cup winning captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are of the opinion that leading India in all three formats of the game is troubling Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially in Tests, and Virat Kohli must be groomed to take over the Test captaincy. "Probably it is because...
  • Pakistan include three uncapped players in Test squad against Australia Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan included three uncapped players on Saturday in their squad for the two-Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Batsman, Haris Sohail, pace bowler Imran Khan and leg spinner Yasir Shah were named in a squad trimmed down to 16. Sohail, a left-hander, scored a century in the...
  • Clive Llyod apologises for Windies team calling off tour Yesterday

    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...
  • Former cricketer Kris Srikkanth hails Eden Gardens crowd Yesterday

    Kolkata: Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Saturday said one just needs to perform at the Eden Gardens and the city would remember the cricketer forever. The first cricketer to score an ODI century here, the former India opener said, "There's nothing like playing at the Eden. It's always been an...
  • Healthy team environment saw India lift 2011 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Apart from a strong team, a healthy team environment was crucial for India's title triumph at the 2011 World Cup, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Saturday. "During the 2011 World Cup, our team was really strong. But the most important factor was the healthy team environment we had within...
  • Michael Clarke flops again as Pakistan A beat Australia Yesterday

    United Arab Emirates: Australia Test captain Michael Clarke flopped for the second successive time as Pakistan A romped to a 153-run victory on the last day of their four-day warm-up match against Pakistan A on Saturday. Clarke, who scored 10 in the first innings, could make only 5 runs in the...
  • Pakistan will struggle in World Cup: Aamir Sohail Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former captain Aamir Sohail on Saturday predicted that Pakistan will have tough time in the cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year as the team does not have quality back-up players. "Pakistan team is not playing well. We don't have back up players and that's...
  • Kerala Cricket Association officials quizzed over reports of payment to Windies Yesterday

    Kochi: Income tax officials have quizzed Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) office bearers over a payment controversy following media reports that the game's local governing body intervened and offered to pay the financially embattled West Indies team money to enable the first One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series to commence...
  • Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag won't feature in 2015 World Cup: Ganguly Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday ruled out Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh's chances of staging a comeback to the Indian team for next year's ODI World Cup. "It will be difficult for Sehwag and Yuvraj to play in this World Cup. Because World Cup is so near and...
  • Ishant Sharma should be India's key bowler in World Cup 2015, says Allan Border Yesterday

    New Delhi: Terming India's prospects as very strong in the 2015 World Cup, former Australia captain Allan Border said that a fit Ishant Sharma should be a key bowler for the Men in Blue Down Under. Paceman Ishant, who was included in India's ODI squad against the West Indies after Mohit...
  • India may scrap 2016 West Indies tour, says BCCI secretary 2 days ago

    India may scrap their tour of West Indies in 2016 after the Caribbean team's abrupt pullout on Friday, said an angry Indian cricket board (BCCI) which is also considering legal actions and seeking intervention of the game's world governing body. The tourists abandoned the series with another one-dayer, a Twenty20 international...
  • It was great to bowl with Dhoni keeping the wickets, says Akshar Patel 2 days ago

    Dharamsala: Flighting the ball has always been considered a hallmark of a good spinner but India's modern-day left-arm tweaker Akshar Patel says he doesn't even think of tossing the ball and banks on bowling flatter through the air. "My style is to bowl quicker through the air, I don't like to...
  • BCCI has suffered huge losses, says secretary Sanjay Patel 2 days ago

    Mumbai: A livid BCCI has said it has suffered huge losses and that it will claim all the damages following the West Indies cricket team's unprecedented move to pull out of the remainder of India tour in the wake of an acrimonious unresolved pay dispute with its Board back home. The...
  • Duleep Trophy: Saurabh Tiwary slams ton as East Zone set 238-run target for West 2 days ago

    Lahli: Jharkhand left-hander Saurabh Tiwary notched up a well-made century as East Zone came up with a sporting declaration to hand a 238-run target for West Zone on the third day of the Duleep Trophy four-day quarterfinal on Friday. Saurabh's 109, laced with 9 fours and 3 sixes, helped East rise...