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  • Prolific Younis Khan wants to be remembered as a 'team man' 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    Team-man not greatness is what Younis Khan wants to be remembered for in Pakistan's cricket history after his epic double hundred in the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Younis, 36, cracked a magnificent 213 to guide Pakistan to an imperious 570-6 declared in their first innings, leaving...
  • BCCI demands $42 million settlement from WICB 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will have to cough up nearly $42 million in order to stave off a lawsuit from the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI), stemming from the abandoned tour of India last month. Indian authorities Friday told the WICB that its losses as...
  • England is past now, hoping for Australia selection: Pankaj Singh 5 hours 8 minutes ago

    The summer of 2014 in England was nothing less than a nightmare for Pankaj Singh but the lanky pacer wants to bury the ghost and aim for better results. Conceding runs at a canter before taking his first Test wicket during the England tour earlier this year still haunts the pacer...
  • Under current ICC rules, Muraliatharan would have never played: Muhammad Yousuf 16 hours 34 minutes ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf on Friday said that Sri Lankan legend and world's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket Muttiah Muraliatharan would have never been allowed to play top-flight cricket had current ICC rules on chucking would have been in place during their time. "Murali straightened his elbow well past...
  • Duleep Trophy final: Exciting finish on cards as Central Zone make comeback 18 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After two days of shoddy performance, Central Zone finally lifted their game on Friday to grab a crucial lead and ensure that the Duleep Trophy final against South Zone heads for an exciting finish with a couple of days still left. After Ali Murtaza and Piyush Chawla rattled the...
  • Younis Khan - the gentle 'record-breaking' giant 21 hours 35 minutes ago

    If ever there was a fitting reply, Younis Khan has given it. Overlooked for the ODIs, fighting courtroom battles and at times meted out treatment equalling disrespect of a veteran servant of the game, Younis has sent out a message the way it should be - by performing on the field. 28...
  • N Srinivasan praises Nepal, Uganda for making ICC WCL Div 2 cut Yesterday

    Dubai: ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Friday congratulated Nepal and Uganda for qualifying for World Cricket League Division 2, which will be played in Namibia from January 17 to 24 next year. Nepal and Uganda sealed their progression after reaching the final of ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Kuala...
  • Andy Roberts wants WICB to prioritise salvaging ties with BCCI Yesterday

    Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts said he is not in agreement with the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to first setup a task force to probe the circumstances which gave rise to the abandoned tour of India rather than salvaging ties with the BCCI. Roberts, a...
  • Ottis Gibson appointed England bowling coach on temporary basis Yesterday

    London: Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as a bowling coach for England on a temporary basis. Gibson will participate in a fast-bowling performance camp in South Africa this winter, his first involvement with the game since his departure as head coach of the West Indies in...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Younis Khan struck his third straight century and Azhar Ali also reached triple figures to put Pakistan in control at 304-2 after the first day of the second Test against Australia on Thursday. Khan, who made 106 and...
  • Trinidad meeting hopes to end West Indies cricket impasse Yesterday

    Kingston: The feuding parties in the ongoing West Indies cricket dispute will meet in in Trinidad on Friday, in another effort to resolve the bitter impasse. The West Indies players walked off the recent one-day international tour of India in protest over the terms and conditions of their new contracts, sparking...
  • Lokesh Rahul's ton gives South Zone lead over Central Zone in Duleep Trophy final Yesterday

    Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul gave the selectors some food for thought before the upcoming Australia tour after the opener struck a classy century to give South Zone a vital first innings lead against Central Zone on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy final on Thursday. Responding to Central's first innings score...
  • Stuart Broad denies Kevin Pietersen 'bullying' claims Yesterday

    England bowler Stuart Broad has dismissed claims by former teammate Kevin Pietersen that there was a bullying culture in the changing room during their time as international colleagues. In Pietersen's recently published autobiography, he alleges that Broad was a member of a group of senior players who abused less-experienced squad members...
  • India squad for Australia tour to be picked on November 4 Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Indian squad for the upcoming four-Test series in Australia will be selected here on November 4, according to BCCI sources. "The selection meeting will be held at 1:30 pm at Cricket Centre", they informed. The Indian team is set to depart for Australia on November 21, the sources added. India and...
  • Cricket Australia 'never in better health' Yesterday

    Sydney: Cricket Australia on Thursday reported a strong financial position ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year. Revenue of almost Aus$300 million (USD262 million) is expected to grow to Aus$360 million (USD315 million) by the end of this southern summer season, CA said. Over...
  • Rohit Sharma announces comeback with a 111-ball 142 2 days ago

    The day after saying "hard work, not natural talent, has made me," Rohit Sharma proved it on the field. Rohit put his pads on for India A after a two-month injury layoff to face the visiting Sri Lankan team in one-day practice match, and carnage followed. Playing on home turf at the...
  • Sri Lanka opt for Trevor Penney as assistant coach 2 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has opted for Trevor Penney, who till recently was involved with the Indian team, as an assistant to the national coach Marvan Atapattu. SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said Penney has been considered for both roles, Atapattu's understudy and the job of fielding coach. The appointment is subject...
  • Sachin Tendulkar inducted into Don Bradman Hall of Fame 2 days ago

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar added another feather to his cap on Wednesday when the Indian batting legend was inducted as one of the latest honourees in the Bradman Foundation. At a gala dinner held at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground, former Australian captain Steve Waugh was the other cricketer to enter the...
  • Dead rats, pigeon feathers leave Feroz Shah Kotla stadium press box in a mess 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The press box at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday was found in an unbelievable mess with dead rats and feathers of dead pigeons lying around, just 18 days after an ODI was held at the venue. The media, which came to cover the Duleep Trophy final here,...
  • Injured Jasprit Bumrah in doubt against Sri Lanka 2 days ago

    Mumbai: A knee injury sustained recently while playing for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy tournament could prevent young Gujarat medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah from taking the field on Thursday for India A in their tour game against the visiting Sri Lankans. "There is a minor concern about Jasprit (Bumrah). He...
  • National selectors keep an eye on Duleep Trophy final 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian cricket team hopefuls, who are playing in the ongoing Duleep Trophy final here, saw reasons for extra motivation when two national selectors - Saba Karim and Vikram Rathour - arrived at the Ferozeshah Kotla to monitor the performance of the players on Wednesday. The South vs Central Zone...
  • Himachal Pradesh to host 15 Ranji matches 2 days ago

    Shimla: After hosting the India vs West Indies One-Day International (ODI) earlier this month, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) is gearing up to hold 15 Ranji Trophy matches at three venues. "Fifteen Ranji Trophy matches will be played at our three venues, including Dharamsala, from Nov 6 to Nov 14,"...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan wary of Australian backlash 2 days ago

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has warned his team to beware a backlash from a wounded Australia in the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi starting on Thursday. Pakistan thrashed the Australians by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday, with their spinners rattling through the visitors' batsmen on a slow pitch. The...
  • Manoj Tiwary-led India A set to take on Sri Lanka in warm up tie 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Fringe players will have a chance to prove their mettle when the Manoj Tiwary-led India A take on Sri Lanka in the only one-day warm up match, which will mark the beginning of the hastily scheduled ODI series on Thursday. The tour game, at the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne...
  • Marlon Samuels maintains he wasn't in favour of pullout from India tour 3 days ago

    Jamaica: All is not well between West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels with the middle order batsman yet again insisting that he was not a part of the decision to abandon the tour of India, and said he was in favour of solving the problem after finishing...
  • Virat Kohli slips to No. 3 in ODI batsmen's rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: Virat Kohli has slipped a rung but is still the best-placed Indian batsman at third position in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings list released on Tuesday. Kohli, who has lost a place following South African Hashim Amla's upward movement, will have a chance to climb up the ladder once...
  • Will captaincy weigh on just back-in-form Virat Kohli? 3 days ago

    Once again Virat Kohli is at the helm of Team India. Once again he will be under the 'captaincy' pressure. And once again it will be a test for India's first-in-line to throne to sustain his recently-gained form against the West Indies after a long lean slump. India decided to rest...
  • Moin Khan warns Pakistan against complacency after Dubai win 4 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket team manager and chief selector Moin Khan has cautioned his players to stay focused ahead of the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi from Thursday. "Coach Waqar Younis has been emphasising on staying focused and this is the best advice he has given to his players at...
  • Goa Cricket Association wants tax probe into Kapil Dev's lights firm 4 days ago

    Panaji: The Goa Cricket Association has asked the state government's finance ministry to probe iconic cricketer Kapil Dev's firm Dev Musco Lighting for inflated costs and other alleged improprieties in the process of installing floodlights at the association's academy. Speaking to reporters after the GCA managing committee meeting last week, the...
  • Coach Darren Lehmann admits Australia failed to adapt 4 days ago

    Dubai: Australia's cricket coach Darren Lehmann Monday refused to blame the Dubai pitch and instead admitted his team didn't play well during their 221-run defeat against Pakistan in the first Test. Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series on the back of a maiden five wicket haul (5 for...