Cricket

  • Chance for India's bench strength to impress in warm-up tie 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Indian cricket team's bench strength will be tested when the Manoj Tiwary-led India A take on West Indies in first of the two warm-up one dayers, which will mark the beginning of Caribbean team's one and half month long tour. With the Indian ODI team for the first three matches...
  • Chennai becomes ICC bowling action testing centre 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that Cricket Australia's National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and Chennai's Sri Ramachandra University have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling action. The ICC took the decision after assessing several criteria at the venues which include an indoor area large...
  • Asian Games Cricket: Sri Lanka men beat Bangladesh by toss to reach finals -469342441 minutes ago

    Sri Lanka dumped defending champions Bangladesh from the Asian Games cricket through the luck of the toss after their semi-final was rained out on Thursday. Bangladesh, sent in to bat in overcast conditions, recovered from 6-3 to reach 59 without further loss in 11 overs when rain hit the Yeonhui cricket...
  • Injured Rohit Sharma to miss ODIs against West Indies -1435507561 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Recovering from a shoulder injury, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, who missed leading the Mumbai Indians franchise in the Oppo Champions League T20, is set to miss the limited-overs edition of the West Indies series starting October 8. Rohit, who fractured his finger during the England ODIs, was initially ruled...
  • HPCA still awaits security clearance for Dharamsala ODI 6 hours 24 minutes ago

    Dharamsala: With just 15 days to go for the third ODI between India and West Indies to be hosted here, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) still awaits the security clearance by the state government to stage the match on October 17. The public relation officer of HPCA, Sanjay Sharma said,...
  • Anderson says England always had faith in Cook 8 hours 15 minutes ago

    London: England's players were convinced Alastair Cook was always going to captain them at next year's World Cup, senior paceman James Anderson said. During the course of the recent English season Cook faced calls to be replaced as both Test and one-day captain after the opener struggled for runs in both...
  • BCCI should appoint Virat Kohli as Test captain: Mohammad Azharuddin -1337122441 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Wednesday said that BCCI should think of appointing young Virat Kohli as the Test captain after India's drubbing in the longest format in the recently concluded series in England. The 51-year-old came down heavily on skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said,"You don't survive as...
  • Rajasthan XI allowed to feature in BCCI's domestic tournaments 21 hours 14 minutes ago

    A big relief came for Rajasthan players as the High Court of the state allowed them to play in domestic competitions held by BCCI this year. According to the order, the Rajasthan High Court asked the BCCI to appoint selection committees to pick teams for the domestic tournaments of 2014-15...
  • CLT20: Sunil Narine still has a long career ahead of him, says Trevor Bayliss -998932681 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss said on Wednesday that his star West Indian import Sunil Narine, who has been reported for illegal bowling action, will work his way through the tough times as he is a strong character. Asked about Narine being reported for suspected illegal bowling action, Bayliss...
  • CLT20: KXIP look to maintain consistency against CSK, says George Bailey -274701961 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey is confident that the team will maintain consistency and give their best shot in the Champions League T20 semi-finals clash against Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Thursday. "I think we take four wins from four. That's a good...
  • CLT20: Battle of equals as mighty Punjab take on Chennai in semis Yesterday

    Hyderabad: A keen battle is on the cards when IPL teams Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings clash in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Thursday. Punjab go into the match unbeaten in four games they have played so far while...
  • New cricket rules in force at Pakistan-Australia series -372525481 minutes ago

    Dubai: The new playing conditions for Tests, one-day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between Pakistan and Australia, which starts here on October 5. The game of cricket has witnessed a sea change since the inception of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1909...
  • West Indies have the ability to beat India: Richie Richardson Yesterday

    Mumbai: West Indies cricket manager Richie Richardson on said he is well aware that India would look to bounce back from their forgettable England tour but believes in his side's ability and looks forward to beat the hosts. "When you are a top team and you lose, you just can't wait...
  • I think Narine will get over this episode, says Windies' coach Williams Yesterday

    Mumbai: West Indies coach Stuart Williams said mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League Twenty20 match, will get over the episode in a positive manner. "We haven't actually spoken to Sunil as yet. Sunil obviously is a champion. He is a strong...
  • CLT20: Herculean task for Hobart Hurricanes to beat KKR in semi-finals Yesterday

    Hyderabad: The seemingly invincible Kolkata Knight Riders will start outright favourites when they square off against Australia's Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Thursday. Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll having remained unbeaten in the CLT20 and registering 13 wins in a row since the...
  • Doug Bracewell returns to New Zealand Test team for Pakistan series Yesterday

    Allrounder Doug Bracewell has earned a recall to the New Zealand Test squad for their series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after being dumped from the team for disciplinary issues earlier this year. The 24-year-old Bracewell, who last played against Bangladesh last year, was dropped after he and batsman...
  • Hope Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL soon: PCB Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan believes the Lahore Lions' successful participation in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 will open the Indian Premier League doors for the country's players. Khan said he was satisfied with the performance of the Lahore Lions team. "But apart from performances the Lahore Lions team...
  • CLT20: Tridents register consolation win against Knights -897925321 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Registering their first points of the competition in the final league game, Barbados Tridents managed an edgy six-wicket consolation win against Northern Knights in a rain-reduced Champions League Twenty20 on Tuesday. Chasing a Duckworth-Lewis revised target of 138 in a 19-over-a-side Group B game, the West Indian outfit got its...
  • PCB not happy with Dubai's bouncy tracks for Australia series Yesterday

    Karachi: The PCB is not satisfied with reported comments made by the chief curator at the Dubai Sports city that a bouncy pitch has been prepared for the Test series between Pakistan and Australia. The PCB has reacted to comments by Tony Hemmings that he had prepared a bouncy track for...
  • CLT20:Perth Scorchers beat Lahore Lions, Chennai Super Kings reach semis Yesterday

    Bangalore: Perth Scorchers' Mitchell Marsh not just stopped Lahore Lions from making it to the semi-finals of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 with a three-wicket win in their last group match on Tuesday but also paved the way for Chennai Super Kings' entry into the last-four stage. Marsh scored an unbeaten...
  • As it happened: Barbados Tridents vs Northern Knights, CLT20 Match 20 -950519881 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) West Indies champions Barbados Tridents will take on New Zealand side Northern Knights in an inconsequential Group B league match of the Champions League Twenty20. With Kings XI Punjab and Hobart Hurricanes already booking their semi-final spot from this group, bottom-placed...
  • Vernon Philander returns for South Africa's New Zealand, Australia tours January 7, 1410

    Durban: Vernon Philander is the only addition to the one-day squad that won the recent triangular tournament in Zimbabwe as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced their selection to tour New Zealand and Australia starting next month. All-rounder Philander replaces seamer Mthokozisi Shezi in the 15-man touring party as selectors assess their...
  • Younis Khan will not be disciplined by Pakistan -1915118281 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Disgruntled batsman Younis Khan will not be penalized by the Pakistan Cricket Board for criticizing the selectors after being dropped from the one-day international series against Australia. "For the moment, we will not take any disciplinary action against him, and hope he will settle down now," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan...
  • Waqar Younis questions timing of ICC crackdown on chucking 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of cricket authorities' crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup, and suggested that rules on bowling actions be relaxed for spinners. In an interview with AFP, the former pace great said key all rounder Mohammed Hafeez's confidence was left...
  • As it happened: Perth Scorchers vs Lahore Lions, CLT20 Match 19 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After registering a win against Dolphins in the last encounter, Pakistan champions Lahore Lions will go for the kill to qualify for the semi-final when they lock horns against a formidable Perth Scorchers. With reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders already...
  • KKR focused on their own strengths in semis: Robin Uthappa 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Riding high on a splendid preliminary campaign, Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman Robin Uthappa said his team would look to focus on its strengths in the semi-final against Hobart Hurricanes in the Champions League Twenty20. "I think they [Hobart Hurricanes] have been playing good cricket. I think some of their batsmen...
  • CLT20: There was no room for complacency, says Gautam Gambhir 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Their place in the semi-final already assured ahead of Monday's encounter, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said there was no place for complacency in their inconsequential final Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 against Dolphins. Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep IPL...