Cricket

  • No effort, no heart, no fight, team India disappointed: Sourav Ganguly 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly have blasted the Indian team and said it was high time for the selectors to take some tough decisions following the embarrassing 3-1 Test series loss to England. Ganguly said the team had shown "no effort, no heart, no fight." "There have...
  • India, England square off in women's World Cup qualifiers 31 minutes ago

    London: The Indian women's cricket team will take on England in the opening round of the inaugural ICC Championships on Thursday, a top-four finish in which will give the side a place in the 2017 World Cup. The Championship will also see Australia host Pakistan in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition...
  • IPL probe panel will not meet Indian players in England 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The retired Justice Mukul Mudgal-led IPL probe committee on Wednesday made it clear that they will not be travelling to England to interact with members of the Indian cricket team. "The Committee or any of its members also have no intention of travelling outside the country for any interaction...
  • West Indies part ways with coach Ottis Gibson 3 hours 45 minutes ago

    St. John's: The West Indies parted ways with coach Ottis Gibson, just a day ahead of a home one-day series against Bangladesh. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Tuesday said the two sides "mutually agreed to terminate their association" with team manager Richie Richardson stepping in as interim coach. No reason...
  • Sri Lanka ponder life after golden generation 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks. Former captain Mahela Jayawardene, who ended his 17-year Test career on Monday following the 2-0...
  • Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke 4 hours 2 minutes ago

    Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday insisted Australia's visit to Zimbabwe was not a "token tour" or World Cup audition but was all about winning as players return to international action. A 14-man squad departed Wednesday for Harare to play a two-week series that also involves South Africa -- Australia's first international...
  • Glad that IPL shut the door on me, says Alex Hales 4 hours 5 minutes ago

    London: Having received his maiden call-up in the England ODI squad, hard-hitting batsman Alex Hales feels that the IPL snub he got during last edition, helped him turn into a better player. In 2013, Nottinghamshire refused to release him for the IPL and during the last edition, dashing batsman was not...
  • No need to remove MS Dhoni as India captain, says BCCI 6 hours 25 minutes ago

    Mumbai: With the World Cup only six months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) doesn't intend to sack India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose leadership has now been put under lens by critics. On a day when the BCCI cracked the whip in the aftermath of the...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa beat Zimbabwe to take series 17 hours 9 minutes ago

    Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell claimed three wickets apiece as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second one-day international to clinch the three-match series on Tuesday in Bulawayo. McLaren claimed figures of 3 for 21 in eight overs while Parnell took 3 for 28 in nine as...
  • Duncan Fletcher cannot be blamed for India's poor show: Alec Stewart 17 hours 48 minutes ago

    Former England captain Alec Stewart batted for under-fire Indian coach Duncan Fletcher, saying the Zimbabwean cannot be held responsible for India's pathetic show in England since a coach can only guide and execution on the field was players' job. Stewart's comments came after Ravi Shastri was appointed the Director of Indian...
  • Gavaskar backs Dhoni, gives thumbs up to Shastri move 18 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has not only backed under-fire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but also gave a thumbs up to BCCI's new move of appointing Ravi Shastri as the Team Director. "He has led from the front. He has batted at difficult positions. He has set an example....
  • BCCI sidelines Duncan Fletcher after England debacle 18 hours 40 minutes ago

    MS Dhoni and Fletcher remain in place, but only time will tell if the appointment of Ravi Shastri as director of cricket is a temporary measure or a sign of deeper changes ahead in the Indian cricket. ...
  • Struggling Cheteshwar Pujara gets BCCI nod to play county cricket 19 hours 16 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the top-order batsmen who failed to click in the five-Test series against England that India lost 1-3, has sought permission to play in the remainder of the English county season and will be allowed to do so by the Board. "Pujara is not part of...
  • Darren Lehmann dares England to produce green tops 21 hours 55 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Ashes might be almost a year away, but verbal volleys have begun with Australian coach Darren Lehmann challenging England to produce the same green, seaming pitches they used to beat India when his team visits the 'Old Blighty' next year. "The wickets were quite sporting over there in the last...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings 22 hours 24 minutes ago

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 1-3 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • Duncan Fletcher is free to quit, says BCCI official 19 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With Ravi Shastri being appointed as the Director of the Indian cricket team, the days of current chief coach Duncan Fletcher seems to be numbered as there is a question mark about his presence during the upcoming home series against the West Indies. "Duncan has no powers left whatsoever....
  • India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings 23 hours 3 minutes ago

    Dubai: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 1-3 demolition at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...
  • Mohammad Irfan to join Pakistan squad for ODI series against Sri Lanka 23 hours 18 minutes ago

    Lahore: Fit-again paceman Mohammad Irfan will join the Pakistan squad for their one-day matches against Sri Lanka to reinforce the attack after their 2-0 Test series defeat, a board official said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old, who holds the record of being the tallest-ever cricketer at seven feet one inch (2.16 metres),...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq safe despite Sri Lanka defeat, says board chief 23 hours 19 minutes ago

    Lahore: Pakistan's newly elected cricket chief on Tuesday backed captain Misbah-ul Haq despite a Test series defeat in Sri Lanka, calling it a setback not a disaster. A 105-run defeat in the second Test on Monday consigned Pakistan to a 2-0 series loss, which brought them down from third to sixth...
  • Team India will be re-energised under Ravi Shastri: BCCI secretary Patel Yesterday

    New Delhi: BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Tuesday said that the Indian team will be re-energised under Ravi Shastri, who has been appointed as the Team Director for the ODI series against England. "We are quite sure that the boys will be re-energised under the guidance of Shastri. His on-the-field and...
  • Ravi Shastri appointed Team India Director for ODI series in England 23 hours 13 minutes ago

    In a surprise move on Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named former India captain Ravi Shastri as Director, Indian Team, for the five-match ODI series against England besides appointing Sanjay Bangar as assistant to chief coach Duncan Fletcher. While the appointment of Bangar, who came into...
  • 'India need exposure outside the riches of IPL' Yesterday

    London: India captain M S Dhoni might have refused to blame IPL for his team's shambolic show in the five-Test series against England, but former English skipper Michael Vaughan feels the young Indian players must come out of the cash-rich league's shadow and play county cricket. "The Board Of Control for...
  • 1st ODI: West Indies look to extend Bangladesh's woeful run 3 hours 40 minutes ago

    St. George's: West Indies and Bangladesh commence a three-match one-day International series at the Queen's Park Stadium in Grenada on Wednesday with the home side heavily favoured to extend the tourists' miserable record in 2014. Despite several encouraging performances in a 95-run win in their lone warm-up fixture against a Grenada...
  • Stuart Broad left out of England ODI squad to face India Yesterday

    Strike bowler Stuart Broad, one of the heroes of England's 3-1 Test series victory against India, was on Monday left out of a 15-man squad for the five one-day internationals between the two teams. Broad, who played for England at The Oval despite having a broken nose and two black eyes...
  • Not the right time for 'Quit Dhoni' movement Yesterday

    You change a captain on performance grounds in two cases: (a) if he continues to fail as a skipper after his appointment or (b) when a proven leader hits a downward slide, fails to lift the team out of the hole and there's someone capable waiting in the wings to...
  • Former player should be attached with Fletcher: BCCI Jt secy Yesterday

    New Delhi: BCCI joint sectetary Anurag Thakur is the first prominent official to voice his concern about the performance of Indian team's support staff and felt that "some introspection" is needed regarding Duncan Fletcher's role. "Not only as a BCCI official but just like millions of fans, I am extremely disappointed...
  • Team India outplayed in all departments in Test series Yesterday

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts discusses India's humiliating defeat after England wrapped up the five-match Test series 3-1 with an innings and 244-run victory at The Oval. ...
  • Shaharyar Khan elected as PCB chairman Yesterday

    Islamabad: Former foreign secretary Shaharyar Khan was appointed as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday. Justice Mohammad Sair Ali, who was appointed as election commissioner, says Khan has been elected unanimously by the PCB's board of governors after no other candidate filed nomination papers. It will be 80-year-old Khan's second...
  • Indian batsmen were like lambs to the slaughter: Boycott Yesterday

    London: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has slammed the Indian team for their pathetic display with both bat and ball in the humiliating 1-3 Test series loss to England and said the batsmen were like "lambs to the slaughter". "India were pathetic when they had to bat and bowl on two...
  • Mahela Jayawardene still chasing World Cup dream Yesterday

    Colombo: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene left the Test scene on Monday vowing to devote his energies towards helping Sri Lanka win another 50-over World Cup next year in Australia and New Zealand. Sri Lanka last won the World Cup in 1996 and were beaten in the final in 2007 and 2011....