Cricket

  • 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,...
  • Yuvraj Singh hates batting under pressure, says mother 22-04-2014 09:51 PM

    Sharjah: Shabnam Singh, mother of Yuvraj Singh, on Tuesday said her son hates to bat under pressure and relishes playing in a side which enjoys cricket and are relaxed. "He is very happy to be picked up for RCB because cricket is all about enjoying and that's what the Royal...
  • As it happened: Punjab vs Hyderabad, IPL 7, Match 9 22-04-2014 07:05 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PRE-MATCH: Kings XI Punjab made a brilliant start in IPL 2014 as they chased down two big targets in two matches against Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Glenn Maxwell and David Miller have been the star performers for...
  • I had a feeling deposition recordings were leaked: Pradeep Magazine on IPL snoopgate 22-04-2014 07:03 PM

    The senior journalist talked to CNN-IBN about the disturbing developments in the IPL spot-fixing case probed by the Mudgal committee. ...
  • Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle, Gautam Gambhir on top of tree in IPL 22-04-2014 06:40 PM

    Riding on Suresh Raina's fine half-century and then a late burst from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings crushed Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs to register their first win in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League on Monday. Raina made 56 off 41 balls, during which he struck...
  • IPL's snoopgate row? Further trouble for BCCI 22-04-2014 06:10 PM

    In what could be a potentially damaging development for the BCCI, it has now emerged that the Justice Mudgal panel probe into the IPL spot-fixing and betting case was being snooped upon. This shocking revelation, made by senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam appearing for the Mudgal panel in the Supreme Court...
  • Zaheer Khan deserves 2015 World Cup parting shot: Javagal Srinath 22-04-2014 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: Backing Zaheer Khan's inclusion in India's squad for the 2015 World Cup, former India pacer Javagal Srinath on Tuesday said the left-armer is an "automatic choice" for the tournament and should be given a parting shot if the speedster shows the passion to play. "Zaheer is a top...
  • IPL Scandal: Justice Mudgal report snooped upon, deposition recordings leaked? 22-04-2014 05:04 PM

    In a shocking revelation, the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel, which has been set up by the court to probe betting and spot-fixing in the IPL, has told the Supreme Court that attempts were made by people involved in the IPL scam to procure audio recordings from the panel. Senior advocate...
  • IPL Scandal: Justice Mudgal agrees to continue probe, BCCI panel opposed 22-04-2014 04:39 PM

    Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee is now just awaiting Supreme Court's nod to continue its probe into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case after the three-member panel proposed by the BCCI faced objection from petitioner Aditya Verma in the court on Tuesday, after which SC turned back to...
  • Paul Farbrace quits as Sri Lanka's head coach 22-04-2014 04:19 PM

    Colombo: The head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team Paul Farbrace has decided to leave his post and take up the assistant coach's job for his native country, England. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said that Farbrace this morning officially informed his decision to the SLC executive...
  • Justice Mudgal agrees to continue IPL probe, SC to take the final call 22-04-2014 03:18 PM

    Justice Mukul Mudgal said the committee has given its consent to continue the probe after the Supreme Court rejected the three-member panel proposed by the BCCI. ...
  • Fielders made my bowling look good: Ishwar Pandey 22-04-2014 12:51 PM

    He played an important role in Chennai Super Kings' crushing win over Delhi Daredevils, but pacer Ishwar Pandey says he did not do anything special and it was the fielders who made his effort look better. Pandey delivered figures of 4-0-23-2 in just his first match for CSK, which the...
  • IPL scandal: Petitioner objects to BCCI panel, SC turns to Mudgal Committee 22-04-2014 11:39 AM

    The BCCI on Tuesday proposed its new three-member probe panel to the Supreme Court to investigate into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, but after objection from petitioner Aditya Verma, the SC turned back to Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee asking it to respond by 2 p.m. if...
  • IPL 7: Hope to be back for Delhi's next game, says Kevin Pietersen 22-04-2014 10:56 AM

    Sharjah: Decimated in their most recent IPL match, there is some good news for the beleaguered Delhi Daredevils with their injured English skipper Kevin Pietersen saying that he expects to be fit for the team's next game in Dubai. "I don't know if they are missing me. This is a...
  • Former PCB chief Zaka Ashraf lashes out at Najam Sethi 22-04-2014 10:44 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf has lashed out at his successor Najam Sethi, blaming him for the sport's rapid deterioration in the last two months. In a statement, Ashraf claimed the situation had deteriorated after his departure from the board and said he felt discord, disunity and...