Cricket

  • Mohammad Akram removed as bowling coach, made selector 24-04-2014 10:36 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday removed Mohammad Akram as the bowling coach of the national team while giving him the fresh responsibilities of being a member of the national selection committee and head coach at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. As expected, Akram, a former Test pacer, was...
  • Inzamam-ul Haq backs Waqar Younis as Pakistan coach 24-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul Haq on Thursday backed Waqar Younis to be given another chance as the country's national cricket coach, saying he had proved his credentials in the past. Pakistan is looking for a permanent coach after former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore's two-year tenure ended in February. Former Test...
  • IPL 7: A special knock is long overdue for Sehwag, says Balaji 24-04-2014 07:12 PM

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab's Glenn Maxwell might have overshadowed Virender Sehwag with three match-winning knocks so far in this Indian Premier League, but the team's senior pacer Laxmipathy Balaji feels a "special knock" is long overdue for the out-of-favour India opener. While the Australian stole the limelight with knocks...
  • What does Sachin Tendulkar do when he is not playing cricket? Photos of the extraordinary cricketer doing perfectly ordinary things in daily life 24-04-2014 03:58 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar, who celebrated his 41st birthday on April 24, has long since taken off his batting gloves and walked home after a hero's farewell from cricket. But there is much more to the master sportsman than what he did all his life on the field. He is a Member...
  • Watch: Sachin Tendulkar's fans wish him a happy 41st birthday from 41 countries 24-04-2014 01:57 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar's fans from 41 countries wish him on his 41st birthday via a beautiful video tribute. This is Sachin's first birthday post retirement in November last year and the fans reminded him how much he is being missed across the world. ...
  • IPL 7: Darren Lehmann lit a fire under Glenn Maxwell 24-04-2014 01:21 PM

    Glenn Maxwell is batting like never before and has put up a spectacle in his three innings so far in IPL 7, and if reports are to be believed, Australia coach Darren Lehmann may have lit a fire under him. The young Aussie, playing for Kings XI Punjab this season,...
  • Gambhir close to hitting form, WV Raman assures KKR fans 24-04-2014 12:50 PM

    It's been a horror start to IPL 7 for Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper, Gautam Gambhir, on a personal note. Hoping to lead from the front and knock again on Team India doors, Gambhir has instead lived a nightmare so far scoring two consecutive ducks. Yet to score a run this...
  • Relive Sachin Tendulkar's emotional farewell speech on his 41st birthday 24-04-2014 11:53 AM

    Vacations, wild life safaris, buying football and tennis teams and a return back to his IPL team Mumbai Indians' dugout kept India's most celebrated cricketer in the news since he hung his bat on November 16 last year. That day in 2013 ended a global two-week cricket festival that saw...
  • Mohit Sharma in good company at Chennai Super Kings 24-04-2014 11:26 AM

    Dubai: Find of last year's Indian Premier League, Mohit Sharma is enjoying the company of his new pace colleagues in the Chennai Super Kings team and said he was trying to take as much inputs as possible from senior colleagues like Ashish Nehra and Ben Hilfenhaus. His performance in last...
  • Is he God or Superman? On Sachin Tendulkar's birthday, you need to see these wildly hilarious photos people tweeted as tribute 24-04-2014 10:44 AM

    If Cricket is religion, Sachin is God. On God's 41st birthday, #HappyBirthdaySachin was naturally trending on Twitter since early morning. Fans from across the world were wishing the legendary cricketer and reminiscing the magical moments and the tonnes of records that Tendulkar holds. This year, fans of the master blaster...
  • IPL 7: Ravindra Jadeja had a 'ball' against Rajasthan 24-04-2014 09:37 AM

    Dubai: Ravindra Jadeja, whose all-round display helped Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by seven runs in an IPL-7 match on Wednesday, said that he was enjoying his bowling more than batting as he was able to extract turn from the slow pitch here. "I was enjoying my bowling. Wicket...
  • Happy Birthday Sachin: The perpetual legend turns 41 24-04-2014 08:24 AM

    Perhaps a flight back to the UAE next day, but no 6 a.m. training alarm, no restrictions on the glucometre. A dad will be at home to his kids' delight, a husband's presence warming the wife's heart and a son won't miss touching his mother's feet. Sachin Tendulkar, perhaps for...
  • Farbrace named England assistant coach 23-04-2014 10:56 PM

    Paul Farbrace has been appointed England assistant coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday. Former Sri Lanka coach Farbrace will work alongside new director of cricket Peter Moores. The 46-year-old led Sri Lanka to this year's Asia Cup and the World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, the...
  • IPL 7: Wounded Kolkata look to upset rampaging Bangalore 23-04-2014 10:37 PM

    The Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are unbeaten in their IPL 7 campaign so far, would be eyeing a hat-trick of wins when they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday. With another win, the RCB will go to the top of the IPL points...
  • Sri Lankan board not to take action against Jayawardene, Sangakkara 23-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday dropped plans to take disciplinary action against senior players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. "We have sorted out the matter by talking to the two players," SLC Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa said. The SLC was responding to public pressure as the decision to put...
  • Pakistan bowling coach Mohammad Akram faces axe 23-04-2014 09:05 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan bowling coach Mohammad Akram is facing the axe with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) looking to build up a new support staff for the 2015 World Cup. Reliable sources in the board have told PTI that there are strong indications that Akram will be removed as the bowling...
  • Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik hits out at PCB for not reviewing his life ban 23-04-2014 08:55 PM

    Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for refusing to review his life ban and for not recognising a welfare association in which he is actively involved to hold a benefit match at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. Malik said he was fed...
  • Sri Lanka cricketers resolve pay dispute 23-04-2014 08:01 PM

    Colombo: The pay dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and its 13 contracted players ended on Wednesday when the latter agreed to accept 10 percent of the participation fees from ICC and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) events. The players had demanded 20 percent of the participation fees which Sri Lanka Cricket...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Game 10 23-04-2014 06:57 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chennai Super Kings are back on solid ground in IPL 7 having overcome an upset defeat to Kings XI Punjab with a record-setting victory over Delhi Daredevils, which makes them firm favourites against Rajasthan Royals. Playing XIs: Rajasthan Royals:...
  • Malinga is Sri Lanka's new T20 skipper, Chandimal gets axe 23-04-2014 04:36 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper. Chandimal, 24, opted out of the last three matches, including the semi-final and final, of the recent World Twenty20 in...
  • Tendulkar greater than Bradman, claims book with 'forensic evidence' 23-04-2014 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: The jury is still out on whether Sachin Tendulkar retired a greater batsman than late Australian legend Don Bradman but a Chennai-based author claims to have found the "forensic evidence" to prove that the Indian maestro was indeed the better of the two icons. On the eve of...
  • IPL 7: I will improve as time progresses, says Cheteshwar Pujara 23-04-2014 11:44 AM

    Sharjah: Still finding his feet in theTwenty20 format, Cheteshwar Pujara knows that he cannot be "flamboyant" like some of his Kings XI Punjab teammates in the IPL but the Indian says he is hoping carve a niche for himself by emulating South African legend Jacques Kallis. Pujara, who opens the...
  • New Zeakand's Jesse Ryder to play for Essex 23-04-2014 09:28 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket says it will not oppose batsman Jesse Ryder's move to English county side Essex, even though he is currently barred from international selection because of off-field misbehavior. Ryder is expected to join Essex in May and will play for the division two county in all formats...
  • IPL 7: Peaking Chennai will test Rajasthan's resolve 23-04-2014 12:18 AM

    Dubai: Chennai Super Kings are back on solid ground in IPL 7 having overcome an upset defeat to Kings XI Punjab with a record-setting victory over Delhi Daredevils, which makes them firm favourites against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. The 93-run win against Delhi was the biggest ever for Chennai in...
  • Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene face disciplinary action 22-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are facing disciplinary action for their public criticism of cricket board officials in a dispute over their retirement from Twenty20 internationals. Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Tuesday that it decided to refer the "unsubstantiated statements" of the players...
  • Glenn Maxwell bats Punjab to third straight victory in IPL 7 22-04-2014 11:13 PM

    A disciplined allround performance by the Kings XI Punjab helped them register their third victory on the trot in IPL 7, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs in Sharjah on Tuesday. Punjab rode on Glenn Maxwell's blistering 43-ball-95 to set a mammoth 194-run target against Shikhar Dhawan-led Hyderabad. In reply,...