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  • Kane Williamson to miss rest of New Zealand-South Africa series 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    Batsman Kane Williamson will miss the two remaining matches in New Zealand's limited-overs series against South Africa due to a wrist injury. Williamson skipped the opening six-wicket loss to South Africa at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday and has subsequently been ruled out of second match at the same venue Friday and...
  • Live Score, 1st Test: Australia strikes early to hurt Pakistan 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Zulfiqar Babar, Imran Khan, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Alex Doolan, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon TEAM NEWS:...
  • Hagley Oval approved for World Cup 2015 opener 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council has given final approval to Christchurch's Hagley Oval to host the opening match of next year's World Cup. The Oval is New Zealand's newest international cricket ground, constructed since the 2011 earthquake which devastated the South Island town, killing 185 people. While Hagley Oval was provisionally awarded...
  • West Indies seek talks with BCCI after legal threat 3 hours 25 minutes ago

    The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will ask for a meeting with their Indian counterparts as they seek to find a way out of the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour. Hours after India's powerful board (BCCI) announced they would take legal action against the WICB and were suspending...
  • WICB meet for crisis talks after BCCI's legal threat 13 hours 2 minutes ago

    Barbados: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) began an emergency meeting on Tuesday as the Caribbean body faced up to the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour in India. Just hours after the powerful Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) announced they would take legal action against...
  • Angry BCCI talks tough, to sue WICB 13 hours 17 minutes ago

    The BCCI has taken a tough stand over the pullout of the West Indies team from the tour of India. The working committee has decided to suspend all bilateral tours with the West Indies. ...
  • Eden Gardens may host fourth India-Sri Lanka ODI 13 hours 51 minutes ago

    Kolkata: It's not official yet, but Eden Gardens is in line to host the fourth one-dayer on November 13 in the upcoming stop gap five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. "We are most likely to get the fourth ODI here on November 13. It's difficult to host the match here before...
  • Rajasthan under-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton 13 hours 54 minutes ago

    Greater Noida: A Rajasthan under-19 player named Aditya Garwal hit 18 sixes and 22 fours en route to a record brilliant unbeaten 263 off 151 balls against Railways in a Vinoo Mankad Trophy central zone one-day match here on Tuesday. Rajasthan scored 413 for 3 in 50 overs in the match...
  • Harbhajan to miss Duleep Trophy semi-final, Gambhir to captain North 16 hours 46 minutes ago

    Mohali: In a big setback for North Zone ahead of the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone, captain Harbhajan Singh has been forced to sit out due to viral fever as Gautam Gambhir will step in as the leader, here on Wednesday. Out-of-favour Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan, is heartbroken to sit out...
  • Upbeat East Zone take on South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final 16 hours 46 minutes ago

    Lahli: After registering an impressive come-from-behind win in their quarter-final against West Zone, a supremely confident East Zone side will take on a last edition's joint champions South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final on Wednesday. It will be East that will start as favourites against South after their crushing 102-run...
  • BCCI to write to ICC about West Indies Cricket Board's conduct 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will write to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apprise the world body about the conduct of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), whose team cancelled the tour of India mid-way last week. "We will write to the ICC informing them...
  • West Indies players will participate in Indian Premier League: IPL chairman 21 hours 18 minutes ago

    In a bit of relief for West Indies cricket, IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal on Tuesday said its players will be allowed to compete in the cash-rich league, putting to rest speculations of them being ignored from the event after the team's abrupt cancellation of India tour. A livid BCCI suspended all...
  • Australia aim for top Test spot in series against Pakistan 22 hours 13 minutes ago

    Dubai: Australia have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face host Pakistan in the two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which starts on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here. A two-nil series win over Pakistan will lift Michael...
  • Dhoni rested; Ashwin, Aaron return for Sri Lanka ODIs 22 hours 54 minutes ago

    After coming down hard on the West Indies with a decision to sue the WICB over withdrawing midway through its tour of India, the BCCI announced the 14-man squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match home series with Sri Lanka, resting regular skipper MS Dhoni and giving the...
  • BCCI suspends bilateral ties with West Indies, to initiate legal action 23 hours 16 minutes ago

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday came down hard on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), suspending all bilateral ties and deciding to initiate legal proceedings against WICB for pulling out mid way through the tour of India. The West Indies team decided to fly back...
  • Mitchell Marsh, Stephen O'Keefe to herald new dawn in Australian cricket 23 hours 51 minutes ago

    Canberra: On the eve of a new Test series against Pakistan, the Australian cricket team is on the verge of a major makeover. With Mitchell Marsh and Stephen O'Keefe expected to receive their first baggy green caps ahead of the first Test, starting Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), many...
  • AB de Villiers guides South Africa to 6-wicket win vs NZ in 1st ODI Yesterday

    Captain AB de Villiers top-scored with an unbeaten 89 as South Africa completed a six-wicket win over New Zealand in a limited-overs cricket international Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, Luke Ronchi was New Zealand's last man out for 99 after stalling a middle-order collapse and...
  • Roshan Mahanama is fourth match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs Yesterday

    Dubai: Roshan Mahanama became the latest member of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) elite panel of match referees to reach the 200-mark milestone in One-Day Internationals (ODI) when he officiated the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Tuesday. A former captain and member of...
  • Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought Yesterday

    Dubai: Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday, but they are hobbled by the absence of their premier spinner Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal, who has been suspended due to an illegal bowling action, has single-handedly ruled the...
  • Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer Yesterday

    Sydney: Australian allrounder Shane Watson said on Tuesday he was over the injury which has sidelined him for months and ready for a long summer schedule, beginning with a Twenty20 series against South Africa. The injury-prone star has not played since the Indian Premier League in May after sustaining a calf...
  • Australia's warm-up loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis Yesterday

    Dubai: Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis believes Australia's 153-run defeat in a warm-up game has helped him find flaws in the opposition for the first Test starting on Wednesday in Dubai. "It's quite nice to see them lose," said Waqar of the Pakistan `A` team`s win in Sharjah in a four-day...
  • Uttar Pradesh's Sudeep Tyagi to play for Saurashtra Yesterday

    Uttar Pradesh medium-pacer Sudeep Tyagi has been included in Saurashtra's Ranji Trophy one-day team for the West Zone league starting in Ahmedabad on November 5. Also inducted in the squad is seamer Siddharth Trivedi, who is facing a one-year ban in connection with the IPL 2013 match-fixing scandal. "Jaydev Shah has been...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket defends decision to tour India Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday defended its decision to send the national team for a tour of India next month amid criticism coming from certain quarters, saying that it was taken at the best interest of the game. SLC said it was a collective decision of its executive committee to...
  • Parnell out for South Africa but De Villiers backs depth Yesterday

    Allrounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Parnell is the only major injury concern for the Proteas, who are likely to select Vernon...
  • BCCI Working Committee to discuss West Indies pullout today Yesterday

    Hyderabad: The BCCI's all-powerful Working Committee will meet on Tuesday to decide on whether to impose a freeze on future West Indies tour and claim damages in the wake of the unprecedented move by the Caribbean team to pull out of the remainder of India tour because of the pay...
  • Aussie pacer Siddle puts on weight to regain speed Yesterday

    Sydney: Set to make a return to the Australian cricket squad against Pakistan for the first Test in Dubai, pacer Peter Siddle said on Monday that he has gained five kilos which has helped him regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann demands from his fast bowlers. "If you put in more...
  • Troubled West Indies continue hunt for Head Coach Yesterday

    St Johns: West Indies might be in neck deep trouble after their team's pull out of the India series, but that hasn't stopped its board from reviewing coaching applications for the senior team as the post is lying vacant after Ottis Gibson's departure in August. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)...
  • Jimmy Neesham gets first crack at World Cup opening spot Yesterday

    All rounder Jimmy Neesham has been given the first opportunity to settle questions at the top of New Zealand's order ahead of next year's cricket World Cup when he opens the batting with Martin Guptill against South Africa on Tuesday. The attacking Neesham has typically batted lower down the order for...
  • BCCI ignoring women's cricket, says WCAI secretary Yesterday

    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 days 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...