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  • N Srinivasan praises Nepal, Uganda for making ICC WCL Div 2 cut 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Dubai: ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Friday congratulated Nepal and Uganda for qualifying for World Cricket League Division 2, which will be played in Namibia from January 17 to 24 next year. Nepal and Uganda sealed their progression after reaching the final of ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Kuala...
  • Andy Roberts wants WICB to prioritise salvaging ties with BCCI 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts said he is not in agreement with the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to first setup a task force to probe the circumstances which gave rise to the abandoned tour of India rather than salvaging ties with the BCCI. Roberts, a...
  • Ottis Gibson appointed England bowling coach on temporary basis 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    London: Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as a bowling coach for England on a temporary basis. Gibson will participate in a fast-bowling performance camp in South Africa this winter, his first involvement with the game since his departure as head coach of the West Indies in...
  • Live Score: Starc removes Azhar to break 236-run Pakistan stand 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Younis Khan struck his third straight century and Azhar Ali also reached triple figures to put Pakistan in control at 304-2 after the first day of the second Test against Australia on Thursday. Khan, who made 106 and...
  • Trinidad meeting hopes to end West Indies cricket impasse 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    Kingston: The feuding parties in the ongoing West Indies cricket dispute will meet in in Trinidad on Friday, in another effort to resolve the bitter impasse. The West Indies players walked off the recent one-day international tour of India in protest over the terms and conditions of their new contracts, sparking...
  • Comparisons with Rahul Dravid egg me on: KL Rahul 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    Known for his sound technique and calm demeanour on the crease reminiscent of the legendary Rahul Dravid, KL Rahul is making all the right moves for an India call-up but doesn't allow that affect his focus on scoring runs, which he displayed with a century on Thursday in the Duleep...
  • Ross Taylor unsure of fitness ahead of Pakistan Test 3 hours 33 minutes ago

    Wellington: New Zealand's leading batsman Ross Taylor is uncertain whether he will recover from a calf injury in time to play in the first Test against Pakistan. Taylor missed the one-day series games against South Africa last week, and was still troubled by the injury when the 15-man New Zealand squad...
  • Pakistan nominates Sethi for ICC presidency 4 hours 21 minutes ago

    Lahore: Pakistan nominated Najam Sethi on Thursday as its candidate for the presidency of cricket's world governing body next year, three months after he resigned as the head of the national board. Sethi's nomination for the presidency of the International Cricket Council (ICC) was confirmed after approval from Pakistan Prime Minister...
  • We are submitting final IPL probe report on Nov 3: Justice Mudgal 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed probe commission headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal will submit the final report to apex court on the IPL-6 betting and spot-fixing scandal, on November 3. "We will be submitting the final report to the Supreme Court on November 3. Beyond this, I won't be able...
  • 2nd Test: Younis Khan, Azhar Ali tons take Pakistan to 304/2 at stumps 16 hours 18 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: Younis Khan struck his third straight century and Azhar Ali also reached triple figures to put Pakistan in control at 304-2 after the first day of the second Test against Australia Thursday. Khan, who made 106 and 103 not out in the two inning in the Dubai Test match...
  • I have learnt a lot from AB de Villiers: Lokesh Rahul 16 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Batsman Lokesh Rahul is sure not making comparisons with his namesake, Rahul Dravid, seriously but the talented Karnataka opener is keen to emulate South African ODI captain AB de Villiers in style of play. "I would be proud if I can score as many runs as Rahul Dravid by...
  • Rohit showed he has completely recovered from injury: Sanjay Bangar 17 hours 4 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Rohit Sharma showed no signs of the finger injury that kept him out of action for more than two months as he hammered the visiting Sri Lanka bowlers on Thursday making 142 off 111 balls, said India A coach Sanjay Bangar after his team won the warm-up game here. "Rohit...
  • MS Dhoni told me there's nothing 'lucky or unlucky': Pankaj Singh 17 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pankaj Singh might not be best pacer that India has ever produced but no one can ever question the commitment of this lion-hearted bowler from Rajasthan. But if you speak to Pankaj about being distinctly unlucky during his debut Test match against England at Southampton, the lanky bowler will...
  • Lokesh Rahul's ton gives South Zone lead over Central Zone in Duleep Trophy final 17 hours 57 minutes ago

    Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul gave the selectors some food for thought before the upcoming Australia tour after the opener struck a classy century to give South Zone a vital first innings lead against Central Zone on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy final on Thursday. Responding to Central's first innings score...
  • Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey score tons as India A beat Sri Lanka 18 hours 55 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A fit-again Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey slammed strokeful centuries as India A feasted on Sri Lanka's mediocre attack before registering a comfortable 88-run victory in a warm-up match for the visitors ahead of their ODI series against India, here on Thursday. Playing his first match after recovering from a...
  • Stuart Broad denies Kevin Pietersen 'bullying' claims 18 hours 55 minutes ago

    England bowler Stuart Broad has dismissed claims by former teammate Kevin Pietersen that there was a bullying culture in the changing room during their time as international colleagues. In Pietersen's recently published autobiography, he alleges that Broad was a member of a group of senior players who abused less-experienced squad members...
  • India squad for Australia tour to be picked on November 4 21 hours 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Indian squad for the upcoming four-Test series in Australia will be selected here on November 4, according to BCCI sources. "The selection meeting will be held at 1:30 pm at Cricket Centre", they informed. The Indian team is set to depart for Australia on November 21, the sources added. India and...
  • Cricket Australia 'never in better health' 23 hours 20 minutes ago

    Sydney: Cricket Australia on Thursday reported a strong financial position ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year. Revenue of almost Aus$300 million (USD262 million) is expected to grow to Aus$360 million (USD315 million) by the end of this southern summer season, CA said. Over...
  • Rohit Sharma announces comeback with a 111-ball 142 23 hours 29 minutes ago

    The day after saying "hard work, not natural talent, has made me," Rohit Sharma proved it on the field. Rohit put his pads on for India A after a two-month injury layoff to face the visiting Sri Lankan team in one-day practice match, and carnage followed. Playing on home turf at the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh named Bradman Foundation Honourees Yesterday

    Sachin Tendulkar added another feather to his cap on when the Indian batting legend was inducted as one of the latest honourees in the Bradman Foundation along with former Australian skipper Steve Waugh. ...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon PAKISTAN: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed...
  • Pakistan should not take Younis, Misbah to World Cup: Yousuf Yesterday

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has said that Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq shouldn't be part of the 2015 World Cup squad. Yousuf also blamed the two stalwarts for Pakistan's defeat in the 2011 World Cup semi-final against India at Mohali. "We lost that semi-final because of the disappointing batting performances by...
  • Sri Lanka opt for Trevor Penney as assistant coach Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has opted for Trevor Penney, who till recently was involved with the Indian team, as an assistant to the national coach Marvan Atapattu. SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said Penney has been considered for both roles, Atapattu's understudy and the job of fielding coach. The appointment is subject...
  • Sachin Tendulkar inducted into Don Bradman Hall of Fame Yesterday

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar added another feather to his cap on Wednesday when the Indian batting legend was inducted as one of the latest honourees in the Bradman Foundation. At a gala dinner held at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground, former Australian captain Steve Waugh was the other cricketer to enter the...
  • South Zone restrict Central Zone to 237/7 in Duleep Trophy final Yesterday

    New Delhi: South Zone bowlers dished out a decent show to restrict Central Zone to 237 for 7 in 87 overs on the first day of the Duleep Trophy final at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Wednesday. For Central, Robin Bist (79) steadied the ship with contributions from Faiz Fazal (49) and...
  • 2nd Test: Spin-hit Australia look to bounce back against Pakistan Yesterday

    After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The world number two team was all at sea against an inexperienced but effective Pakistan spin attack and suffered a crushing 221-run defeat in the...
  • Dead rats, pigeon feathers leave Feroz Shah Kotla stadium press box in a mess Yesterday

    New Delhi: The press box at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday was found in an unbelievable mess with dead rats and feathers of dead pigeons lying around, just 18 days after an ODI was held at the venue. The media, which came to cover the Duleep Trophy final here,...
  • Sharad Pawar's MCA gives Wankhede Stadium for free for Maharashtra oath taking Yesterday

    Mumbai: Sharad Pawar-led Mumbai Cricket Association will charge no fee for lending its Wankhede Stadium for hosting swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Maharashtra on October 31. 44-year-old Devendra Fadnavis, who was elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party, will take oath of office along with few others...
  • Injured Jasprit Bumrah in doubt against Sri Lanka Yesterday

    Mumbai: A knee injury sustained recently while playing for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy tournament could prevent young Gujarat medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah from taking the field on Thursday for India A in their tour game against the visiting Sri Lankans. "There is a minor concern about Jasprit (Bumrah). He...
  • National selectors keep an eye on Duleep Trophy final Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian cricket team hopefuls, who are playing in the ongoing Duleep Trophy final here, saw reasons for extra motivation when two national selectors - Saba Karim and Vikram Rathour - arrived at the Ferozeshah Kotla to monitor the performance of the players on Wednesday. The South vs Central Zone...