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  • Huge challenge lies ahead of West Indies' coach Phil Simmons 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Michael Holding also feels that if changes have to be made then it should be in the attitude of the players not in the structure. ...
  • IPL: Konganda Cariappa lucky to get KKR contract 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Some people have terrible phone luck and some people are just busy most of the time. Try getting these two kinds of people to get in touch with each other - it's a toughie. So when the call did go through, a month-long pursuit of the Indian Premier League's newest...
  • IPL 8: Glenn Maxwell key to Kings XI Punjab's success 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Although Glenn Maxwell doesn't approve of the moniker he has earned himself, he is the 'Big Show' through and through. Maxwell has, over time, established a reputation for having only one solution to every problem - attack. Irrespective of the situation of the game, Maxwell plays his strokes. When they...
  • Minister urges Kumar Sangakkara to continue for another year 3 hours 31 minutes ago

    Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara should reconsider his decision to retire from limited overs cricket and continue for another year, the country's sports minister said on Wednesday. Sangakkara bid farewell to the one-day game on March 18, disappointed with a World Cup quarter-final defeat and saying that he was happy Sri Lanka...
  • Lehmann comes to Haddin's rescue after widespread criticism 12 hours 43 minutes ago

    Darren Lehmann, the Australia coach, has come to the defense of Brad Haddin after widespread criticism over his verbal send-offs to Martin Guptill and Grant Elliott during the World Cup final in Melbourne on Sunday. Lehmann insisted the issue was blown out of proportion and that the sledging was a part...
  • World Cup was a mixed bag for Team India: Kris Srikkanth 13 hours 19 minutes ago

    The former chief selector said the Indian team peaked a little too early in the tournament and rued the lack of hunger in the team's opening partnership. ...
  • Suresh Raina to tie nuptial knot on Friday 14 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The pre-wedding ceremonies of star India cricketer Suresh Raina were held on Wednesday, ahead of the 'big day' on Friday. Reports say the 28-year-old Raina will be tying the knot with fiancee Priyanka Chowdhary at a posh hotel. Middle-order batsman Raina returned to the country with his India team-mates after...
  • New Zealand cricketer Aaron Redmond announces retirement 14 hours 36 minutes ago

    Aaron Redmond became the third New Zealand cricketer to announce his retirement in the last two days after Daniel Vettori and Kyle Mills. Redmond, the opener, last played international cricket in December 2013, and said he will bring an end to his 16-year career after Otago's ongoing Plunket Shield game...
  • ICC should go back to 1987 World Cup format: Kiran More 14 hours 43 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former India stumper Kiran More wants the next ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019 be held on the same format as the 1987 edition organised in the sub-continent for the first time in which he also figured as a player. "It (the just concluded edition) was a disappointing World Cup....
  • Odisha, Gujarat register wins in Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 14 hours 47 minutes ago

    In the two afternoon games on the first day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 tournament Super League stage on Wednesday, Odisha recorded their first-ever win over Mumbai across formats and Gujarat were comprehensive against Jharkhand. Group A Gujarat vs Jharkhand Gujarat's incisive bowling performance handed them an easy six-wicket win over Jharkhand...
  • Dilip Vengsarkar impressed by 11-year-old boy's talent 14 hours 54 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former India captain and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has been impressed by the talent and dedication shown by 11-year boy Sahil Yadav, who trains at his academy at the Oval maidan in South Mumbai. Yadav, who hails from a poor family and travels in the local train daily with his...
  • Winning Ranji Trophy on debut best career moment: Sourav Ganguly 14 hours 56 minutes ago

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday rated his debut in the Ranji Trophy winning final moment in 1989-90 as perhaps the best moment in his glittering cricketing career. "At 17-18 years, making a Ranji Trophy debut that too in the final... It was probably the best moment of my life,"...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara to play for Yorkshire in English County Championship 15 hours 43 minutes ago

    London: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will play for Yorkshire County Cricket Club during the forthcoming English domestic season. Pujara, a regular in India's Test team, will replace veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, who has pulled out of an agreement with the club, an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement said...
  • IPL 2015: Open to playing any role in CSK, says Michael Hussey 16 hours 1 minutes ago

    Chennai: Michael Hussey is happy to be back at the Chennai Super Kings and the 39-year-old Australian is open to performing any role for the two-time IPL champions in the upcoming edition. "I have not really thought about it (his role) too much. I need to sit down and have a...
  • Sunil Narine will have to appear for another test: Jagmohan Dalmiya 16 hours 8 minutes ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders' ace spinner Sunil Narine might have been cleared by the ICC but the West Indian will still have to appear for another test for his suspected illegal bowling action in Chennai, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said Wednesday. "I've spoken to them (KKR management), he has to appear for...
  • Watch: Shahid Afridi mocks at India singing 'Mauka Mauka' 17 hours 29 minutes ago

    India had a brilliant run in the World Cup which came to a sudden halt after their semi-final exit at the hands of Australia, who went on to win the coveted trophy for the fifth time. Miffed with India' success and famous marketing campaign 'Mauka Mauka' that was aired during the...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to appear for reassessment of bowling action 17 hours 38 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez is all set to undergo a reassessment test on his bowling action on April 9 in Chennai to revive his international career. Hafeez's bowling action was reported during the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Dubai last November. The International Cricket Council later suspended...
  • ICC accepts Mustafa Kamal's resignation as President 17 hours 52 minutes ago

    The International Cricket Council on Wednesday accepted the resignation of its disgruntled President Mustafa Kamal, who quit the position after being denied the honour of presenting the World Cup winners' trophy. "The International Cricket Council (ICC) today (Wednesday) confirmed that Mr Mustafa Kamal has tendered his resignation as the ICC President...
  • IPL reaches out to fans through Fan Park initiative 18 hours 10 minutes ago

    Mumbai: As a part of the ongoing initiatives to bring in newer audience through IPL, especially families, BCCI will be investing in Fan parks across the country this season. In addition to the 12 venues hosting the matches this season, Pepsi IPL 2015 will be taken to 15 cities across India...
  • IPL opening ceremony to be held in Kolkata on April 7 18 hours 55 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The opening ceremony of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on April 7, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement said on Wednesday. The ceremony will start at 7.30 pm in the evening and will feature some of...
  • New Zealand cricket has evolved over the years: Kane WIlliamson 19 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson, who won four trophies at the NAZ award reckons the culture of the team has evolved over the years and the way they played their cricket is something they have achieved. ...
  • Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action to be officially tested on April 9 19 hours 22 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Suspended Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez will undergo official testing of his offspin bowling in India next week. The Pakistan Cricket Board says on Wednesday the ICC will retest Hafeez at Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on April 9. Hafeez was suspended from bowling after he was reported during a test against...
  • Analytics makes cricket a sweeter experience: Perfetti CIO Basant Chaturvedi 19 hours 30 minutes ago

    In India, World Cup fever might just be over, but not cricket fever. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) season just round the corner, cricket enthusiasts are up for some massive doses of cricketing excitement. And cricket fever doesn't spare anyone in India, including C-level executives. There's no denying the fact...
  • New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum wins Richard Hadlee Medal 23 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Zealand Cricket (NZC) honoured Brendon McCullum and his boys at the NZC Awards in Auckland on Wednesday (April 1), with the top award - the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal -going to the captain and Kane Williamson taking home four trophies. McCullum's innovative captaincy was one of the highlights of New...
  • Mustafa Kamal quits as President after Cricket World Cup trophy-handing controversy Yesterday

    Mustafa Kamal has decided to quit as the President of International Cricket Council (ICC) in the wake of the Cricket World Cup trophy handing over controversy between him and the ICC. While addressing journalists Kamal made it clear that he is not happy with the chains of events that happened...
  • Joe Burns to plot Australia comeback in India Yesterday

    Melbourne: Queensland batsman Joe Burns is determined to avoid membership of the burgeoning club of Australian batsmen who have made brief cameos in the Test team before permanently falling into obscurity. The 25-year-old was the only member of the team that defeated India 2-0 in the 2014-15 series not to be...
  • IPL 8: Stage is set for World Cup hero Brendon McCullum Yesterday

    What is the first thing that comes to your mind when Brendon McCullum's name is taken? The nonchalance with which he pulls off some of the toughest catches, perhaps? Or the energy with which he tries to run down practically every ball headed in the direction of the ropes? Maybe the...
  • Mitchell Starc to miss early stages of IPL 8 Yesterday

    Bangalore: Mitchell Starc, the Player of the 2015 World Cup, will miss the opening stages of the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League after suffering a knee injury. Starc, who took 22 wickets in the World Cup at an average of 10.18 and an economy of 3.5, will remain in...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to replace Duncan Fletcher as Team India's coach Yesterday

    Former Indian cricketer and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar is all set to replace Duncan Fletcher as Team India's coach. Ending weeks of speculation over who would succeed Fletcher after World Cup, the BCCI announced the decision to give Sachin a three-year contract after a Working Committee meeting on Tuesday as...
  • Anshuman Gaekwad wants same Team India squad for next World Cup Yesterday

    Kolkata: Impressed by India's good showing in the World Cup, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad believes the current lot of players should be persisted with and they will deliver in the next 50-over showpiece event in England. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men had a near flawless show in the mega-event before making...