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  • CLT20: KXIP look to maintain consistency against CSK, says George Bailey 13 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey is confident that the team will maintain consistency and give their best shot in the Champions League T20 semi-finals clash against Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Thursday. "I think we take four wins from four. That's a good...
  • CLT20: Battle of equals as mighty Punjab take on Chennai in semis 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: A keen battle is on the cards when IPL teams Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings clash in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Thursday. Punjab go into the match unbeaten in four games they have played so far while...
  • West Indies have the ability to beat India: Richie Richardson 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: West Indies cricket manager Richie Richardson on said he is well aware that India would look to bounce back from their forgettable England tour but believes in his side's ability and looks forward to beat the hosts. "When you are a top team and you lose, you just can't wait...
  • I think Narine will get over this episode, says Windies' coach Williams 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Mumbai: West Indies coach Stuart Williams said mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League Twenty20 match, will get over the episode in a positive manner. "We haven't actually spoken to Sunil as yet. Sunil obviously is a champion. He is a strong...
  • CLT20: Herculean task for Hobart Hurricanes to beat KKR in semi-finals 9 hours 5 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: The seemingly invincible Kolkata Knight Riders will start outright favourites when they square off against Australia's Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Thursday. Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll having remained unbeaten in the CLT20 and registering 13 wins in a row since the...
  • Doug Bracewell returns to New Zealand Test team for Pakistan series 9 hours 25 minutes ago

    Allrounder Doug Bracewell has earned a recall to the New Zealand Test squad for their series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after being dumped from the team for disciplinary issues earlier this year. The 24-year-old Bracewell, who last played against Bangladesh last year, was dropped after he and batsman...
  • PCB not happy with Dubai's bouncy tracks for Australia series 20 hours 46 minutes ago

    Karachi: The PCB is not satisfied with reported comments made by the chief curator at the Dubai Sports city that a bouncy pitch has been prepared for the Test series between Pakistan and Australia. The PCB has reacted to comments by Tony Hemmings that he had prepared a bouncy track for...
  • CLT20:Perth Scorchers beat Lahore Lions, Chennai Super Kings reach semis 23 hours 38 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Perth Scorchers' Mitchell Marsh not just stopped Lahore Lions from making it to the semi-finals of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 with a three-wicket win in their last group match on Tuesday but also paved the way for Chennai Super Kings' entry into the last-four stage. Marsh scored an unbeaten...
  • Vernon Philander returns for South Africa's New Zealand, Australia tours January 7, 1410

    Durban: Vernon Philander is the only addition to the one-day squad that won the recent triangular tournament in Zimbabwe as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced their selection to tour New Zealand and Australia starting next month. All-rounder Philander replaces seamer Mthokozisi Shezi in the 15-man touring party as selectors assess their...
  • Younis Khan will not be disciplined by Pakistan -1915119622 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Disgruntled batsman Younis Khan will not be penalized by the Pakistan Cricket Board for criticizing the selectors after being dropped from the one-day international series against Australia. "For the moment, we will not take any disciplinary action against him, and hope he will settle down now," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan...
  • Waqar Younis questions timing of ICC crackdown on chucking Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of cricket authorities' crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup, and suggested that rules on bowling actions be relaxed for spinners. In an interview with AFP, the former pace great said key all rounder Mohammed Hafeez's confidence was left...
  • CLT20: There was no room for complacency, says Gautam Gambhir Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Their place in the semi-final already assured ahead of Monday's encounter, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said there was no place for complacency in their inconsequential final Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 against Dolphins. Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep IPL...
  • CLT20: Kolkata Knight Riders stay unbeaten with win over Dolphins Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders winning run intact with a convincing 36-run victory over Dolphins in an inconsequential Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, on Monday. While Utahappa blazed his way to a fiery 85 off...
  • Former Bangladesh skipper Ashraful's ban reduced to five years Yesterday

    The chairman of Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) disciplinary panel on Monday reduced the eight-year ban on former skipper Mohammad Ashraful for involvement in 'fixing' to five years, with two years suspended, following his appeal in July to Justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid who chairs the disciplinary panel. Ashraful is serving a...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Dolphins, CLT20 Match 18 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Beleaguered Dolphins will play for pride when they take on a mighty Kolkata Knight Riders in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Monday. Dolphins are already out of the semifinal race having lost all...
  • CLT20: KXIP's Glen Maxwell reprimanded for conduct breach 2 days ago

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab batsman Glen Maxwell received a reprimand for breaching the Champions League Twenty20 Code of Behaviour during his team's match against Cape Cobras on Sunday. The dashing batsman was bowled out for 23 by Cobras' Sybrand Engelbrecht. While walking back to the pavilion, TV cameras captured a visibly...
  • Manoj Tiwary to lead East Zone in Duleep Trophy 2 days ago

    Jamshedpur: Bengal middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary will lead the 15-member East Zone cricket team in the Duleep Trophy tournament scheduled from October 15 to 18 in Lahli, Haryana. Four players from Jharkhand, including southpaw Saurabh Tiwary, who has been named vice-captain, were part of the East Zone team, said Rajesh Verma,...
  • CLT20: Clinical Hurricanes beat Tridents by 6 wickets to enter semis 3 days ago

    Hobart Hurricanes produced a professional performance as they beat Barbados Tridents in convincing manner to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Sunday. In their final group league encounter against the Caribbean outfit, Hobart bowlers stuck to their task dismissing the opposition for a paltry 113 in 19.4 overs...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Cape Cobras, CLT20 Match 17 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Champions League on Sunday. Failing to win this...
  • CLT20: KKR not taking Dolphins lightly, says Vijay Dahiya 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: The Kolkata Knight Riders are on top of the table in Group A of the ongoing Oppo CLT20 but the team would not like to take their match against Dolphins on Monday lightly, said assistant coach Vijay Dahiya. "No. Not at all. Everyday is a new day and I think...
  • Younis Khan needs to show some maturity: PCB chief 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar said that senior batsman Younis Khan ought to show "some maturity" but ruled out any disciplinary action against veteran star. "I am a bit disappointed at the way Younis has reacted to being dropped from the ODI squad as he is a very senior player...
  • As it happened: Hobart Hurricanes vs Barbados Tridents, CLT20 Match 16 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Hobart Hurricanes will start as favourites when they take on the winless Barbados Tridents in a Group B encounter of the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday. With two wins from three games, the Aussies come into this match after a...
  • Australia coach Darren Lehmann turns heat on spinner Nathan Lyon 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not "delivered" in second innings spells to drive the Test team to victory. An orthodox spinner who rarely strays from his stock off-breaks, Lyon will be under pressure to perform in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Former players speak up on Younis Khan ouster 4 days ago

    Karachi: After Younis Khan's salvo fired at former players for not speaking out on his axing from the national one-day squad, some of them have decided to speak up and said the senior batsman deserved better treatment and more respect from the cricket authorities. "I don't know what is wrong with...
  • Pakistan opt for 'mission cleanup' on suspect 'chuckers' 4 days ago

    Karachi: After the ban on ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, Pakistan are on 'mission cleanup' with an astonishing 28 cases of suspect bowlers being reported in the ongoing national T20 championship at the national stadium. In all the instances, the match officials have reported or even stopped the bowlers from bowling. The...
  • Bowling has been our strength, says Hurricanes coach 4 days ago

    Mohali: Looking to seal a berth in the semi-finals, Hobart Hurricanes bowling coach Damien Wright said that they will be relying on their pace and spin battery when they take on Barbados Tridents in a Group A Oppo Champions League Twenty20 match, on Saturday. The Tim Paine-led, which packed Northern Knights...