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  • Live Score: Chennai Super Kings lose Brendon McCullum after a strong start 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Enduring an erratic campaign so far, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders face a stiff challenge when they take on the smooth-sailing Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match on Tuesday. KKR are currently placed third on the points table with three...
  • 1st Test: Bangladesh end Day 1 on 236 for 4 against Pakistan 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    Khulna: Mominul Haque steered Bangladesh to 236-4 against Pakistan, hitting a well-composed 80 before falling at the end of the first day of the opening test on Tuesday. Haque, who struck eight fours in his 162 ball-knock, joined Sachin Tendulkar and England's John Edrich in scoring a half-century in 10 successive...
  • IPL mess: Who is Karan Gilhotra and is he controversial at all 2 hours 51 minutes ago

    Until last weekend, Karan Gilhotra wasn't a name part of cricket debates. But a letter from the ICC headquarters to BCCI's inbox changed it all. The newly-elected BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur's image of sharing a cake with Gilhotra caught the attention of ICC as its Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU)...
  • I am inspired and determined to do well: Ajinkya Rahane 5 hours 4 minutes ago

    Ajinkya Rahane was delighted at being named one of the six Wisden India Cricketers of the Year for 2015. Rahane is a part of the list that includes Mithali Raj, the India women's captain , Rishi Dhawan, Angelo Mathews, Umar Akmal and Mominul Haque. "It means a lot to me. It's...
  • New book on Sourav Ganguly recounts his career, controversies 6 hours 4 minutes ago

    Kolkata: A book recounting former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly's incident-filled cricket career has been unveiled. Penned by a digital marketing expert with an IT company, Satptarshi Sarkar - a die-hard fan of the "Prince of Kolkata" - the book "Sourav Ganguly: Cricket, Captaincy and Controversy" analyses various facets of Ganguly's life...
  • Cricketer Rahul Ghosh discharged from hospital 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Rahul Ghosh, the 20-year-old cricketer who was hospitalised last Tuesday after being hit on the head while fielding in a local league match, was discharged on Monday night after doctors declared him "stable". "He will be resting for the next three weeks, but not bed rest. He can walk around...
  • ICL organisers mulling another 'rebel' cricket league? 7 hours 16 minutes ago

    The infamous Indian Cricket League (ICL) may return in a new avatar, developments with the Essel Group led by Subhash Chandra, have suggested. In a report published by The Times of India, the company is indeed making moves to rekindle its interest in cricket, including a move that involves...
  • Jason Holder's inclusion in West Indies XI to be decided later 7 hours 24 minutes ago

    Bridgetown: A late decision will be made on seamer Jason Holder's fitness for the crucial third and final Test against England, starting here on Friday. The lanky six-footer injured his left ankle after tripping and falling during his delivery stride while bowling his second over during the second innings of the...
  • 'Suspected bookie' Karan Gilhotra clicked with Yuvraj, Salman as well 7 hours 41 minutes ago

    The turf war between the BCCI and ICC turned bitter on Monday after the Indian board's secretary Anurag Thakur shot off a strongly-worded letter to ICC chairman N Srinivasan after the former's images with an alleged bookie Karan Gilhotra were made public. However, Thakur is not the only one to...
  • IPL 8: As a bowler it is important to keep batsmen guessing, says Moises Henriques 7 hours 51 minutes ago

    Mohali: Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Moises Henriques on Tuesday said that as a bowler it is important to keep batsmen guessing about what's coming. Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 20 runs here on Monday. "I guess it's about keeping batsmen guessing about what's coming; so one has to try not to...
  • IPL 8: Choosing between Steyn and Boult is a task, says SRH captain David Warner 9 hours 2 minutes ago

    Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner expressed happiness after his side defeated Kings XI Punjab by 20 runs in an Indian Premier League match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on Monday but admitted that it's difficult to choose between Dale Steyn and Trent Boult to pick in the eleven. "I thought...
  • IPL 8: Our middle order hasn't delivered, admits KXIP's Wriddhiman Saha 9 hours 24 minutes ago

    Kings XI Punjab wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha lamented his team's batting performance after they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs in an IPL-8 match on Monday. Saha scored a gutsy 33-ball 42 but couldn't save Kings XI Punjab from another defeat but the glovesman is confident of his team's comeback...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara declared out in fumbled-catch controversy 9 hours 31 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Cheteshwar Pujara, batting on the second day of Yorkshire's County Championship Division One match against Warwickshireon on Monday, was given out under controversial circumstances after scoring 23. Pujara was adjudged caught behind after Pete McKay, the Warwickshire wicketkeeper, appeared to fluff a chance off Boyd Rankin but scooped the ball...
  • Martin Guptill stars for Derbyshire with double century 10 hours 29 minutes ago

    London: New Zealand's Martin Guptill carried on where he left off at the World Cup by scoring a stunning maiden first-class double-century as Derbyshire took charge of their County Championship match away to Gloucestershire at Bristol on Monday. The 28-year-old Guptill struck 227 off just 176 balls, including 29 fours and...
  • James Taylor in line to lead new-look England against Ireland 10 hours 41 minutes ago

    London: James Taylor could find himself captain of a much-changed England one-day side when the squad to play Ireland is announced on Tuesday. So crowded is England's fixture schedule that none of the players selected for the third and final Test against the West Indies in Barbados, which starts later this...
  • I am learning, feels nice to be rewarded: Trent Boult 10 hours 48 minutes ago

    Mohali: After clinching the man-of-the-match award for his brilliant spell of bowling against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter, Sunrisers Hyderabad's left arm fast bowler Trent Boult said he was still learning and it felt nice to get a reward for his efforts. Boult was exceptional in...
  • IPL 8: Inconsistent KKR face stiff CSK challenge 12 hours 8 minutes ago

    Chennai: Enduring an erratic campaign so far, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders face a stiff challenge when they take on the smooth-sailing Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match on Tuesday. KKR are currently placed third on the points table with three wins, two losses and one abandoned match. CSK, on...
  • Zimbabwe considering tour of Pakistan 21 hours 50 minutes ago

    Cape Town: Zimbabwe are close to accepting an invitation to play in Pakistan next month in a one-day series that could mark the first visit by a test-playing nation since 2009. Zimbabwe were keen to undertake the tour but still need to settle financial guarantees and a memoranda of agreement has...
  • Essel Group denies to set up parallel cricket boards 23 hours 8 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Essel Group today rebutted news reports that it was setting up parallel cricket boards across different countries in collaboration with Ten Sports Network but said it was now geared up to enter the sports business at a global level, focusing on cricket. "Our research reflects that there is an...
  • Will quit if I am a burden on the team: Shahid Afridi Yesterday

    Karachi: Flamboyant Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has said he is ready to retire from international cricket the day he feels he is a burden on the team. Afridi, 35, announced retirement from One-day Internationals after the World Cup while he had quit Test cricket in 2010. He recently announced that he...
  • If required, I will write personally to Anurag Thakur: N Srinivasan Yesterday

    New Delhi: ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Monday made it clear that he does not want to engage in a war of words with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, who has shot off a strongly-worded letter to him in response to the global body's claims about being seen with a suspected...
  • IPL 8: Stephen Fleming expecting a tough battle against KKR Yesterday

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming is expecting a tough battle at home against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Monday. "They are an excellent side. They have some good batters. We have played them last in couple of finals and in the recent Champions League. So,...
  • As it happened: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 8, Match 27 Yesterday

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Placed in the bottom half of the points table, both Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad would be looking to get out of the rut when they clash in an IPL cricket match on Monday. While Punjab are lying last with...
  • Sri Lanka to appoint a cricket corruption probe Yesterday

    Colombo: Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake is all set to appoint a probe committee on corruption in Sri Lankan cricket administration. "An investigation is to be launched next week to probe all corruption issues in cricket administration," Dissanayake told reporters on Monday. The Sports Minister's comments came after a month since he dissolved...
  • IPL 8: Learning leadership skills from Ricky Ponting, says Rohit Sharma Yesterday

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said on Monday that having two-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting in the side as coach helps him learn a lot about leadership skills and qualities. "Whenever I get the opportunity to captain a side, it is a learning process for me. Also I am...
  • ECB must compromise on IPL, says Former England player David Lloyd Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Former England cricketer David Lloyd believes the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) needs to compromise and allow its players to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to have any chance of mastering the T20 format. "Our biggest problem is that we are busy playing elsewhere while the IPL...
  • Sunil Gavaskar seeks Rs 1.90 crore from BCCI Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has asked for an amount of Rs 1.90 crore as remuneration for rendering his services as president BCCI-IPL during the seventh edition of the cash-rich league last year, which was held in UAE and India. Gavaskar was appointed 'President, BCCI-IPL' on directive of Supreme...
  • I feel honoured over Arjuna recommendation: Rohit Sharma Yesterday

    Mumbai: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, on Monday, expressed delight about the BCCI's decision to recommend his name for the government's prestigious Arjuna Award and said that he felt "honoured". "Kushi to bahut hai (I feel very happy). I am honoured that BCCI has recommended my name. It felt very good when...
  • Ajinkya Rahane has a perfect technique: Ajit Wadekar Yesterday

    Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain, singled out Ajinkya Rahane as probably the only batsman whose technique comes closest to what can be called perfect even in Twenty20 cricket. Rahane has always impressed the purists with his technique and temperament, scoring Test centuries in New Zealand, England and Australia, and narrowly...