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  • Zimbabwe considering tour of Pakistan 8 hours 10 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 9 hours 28 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 11 hours 13 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 24 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 46 minutes ago

    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 12 hours 33 minutes ago

    (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 13 hours 26 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 48 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 57 minutes ago

    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 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    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 16 hours 6 minutes ago

    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 16 hours 7 minutes ago

    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...
  • Pakistan bank on seniors to bounce back from 'lowest point' 17 hours 11 minutes ago

    With Misbah-ul-Haq returning to take over the captaincy, a beleaguered Pakistan will hope to bounce back from their "lowest point" in international cricket in the two-test series against Bangladesh starting at Khulna on Tuesday. Bangladesh won their first one-day international against Pakistan in 16 years before going on to make a...
  • Sachin Tendulkar 'annoyed' by news on daughter Sara joining films 17 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who is making his film debut in a docu-feature on his life, is upset by speculation that his daughter Sara is joining showbiz. "My daughter Sara is enjoying her academic pursuits. Annoyed at all the baseless speculation about her joining films," Tendulkar posted on Twitter...
  • BCCI unlikely to discuss Anurag Thakur-bookie link 18 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The BCCI is unlikely to act on the ICC's letter to its President Jagmohan Dalmiya in which it is alleged that Board Secretary Anurag Thakur was photographed with a suspected bookie during a function in Chandigarh. Media reports claimed on Sunday that BCCI was sent a letter by the...
  • IPL 2015: Delhi Daredevils skipper JP Duminy backs struggling Yuvraj Singh 19 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The costliest buy this season, Yuvraj Singh has not set the IPL ablaze the way he was expected to but his Delhi Daredevils captain JP Duminy has backed the star player to come good in the later stages of the T20 league. Yuvraj, bought for Rs. 16 crore, has...
  • Kevin Pietersen becomes fastest to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey 20 hours 12 minutes ago

    London: Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey before falling relatively cheaply to Essex's New Zealand allrounder Jesse Ryder in the Second Division of the County Championship on Sunday. Pietersen, in his 17th innings at this level for Surrey, needed only two balls at...
  • Bangladesh call up uncapped Shahid for first Pakistan Test 20 hours 22 minutes ago

    Bangladesh included uncapped fast bowler Mohammad Shahid in their 14-man squad announced on Saturday for the first Test against Pakistan in Khulna. The 26-year-old right-armer, who has 56 first-class wickets to his credit, joins batsman Litton Das and all-rounder Soumya Sarkar in making their Test debuts. Das was part of the Bangladesh...
  • IPL 8: Clinical Royal Challengers Bangalore demolish Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets Yesterday

    New Delhi: An incisive display of pace bowling by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) helped them beat hosts Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Sunday. RCB bowled out the home team for a mere 95 runs in 18.2 overs and then...
  • Zaheer Abbas wants Waqar Younis to step down as head coach Yesterday

    Karachi: Batting great Zaheer Abbas on Sunday joined the chorus of former cricketers who have demanded the stepping down of head coach Waqar Younis after the humiliating defeats of the national team in Bangladesh in the ODIs and T20 International matches. "There is no doubt that Waqar was a great cricketer...
  • IPL 8: Tickets for KKR v RR rained out game to be refunded Yesterday

    Kolkata: The spectators who purchased priced tickets for Sunday's IPL match between Kolkata Night Riders and Rajasthan Royals, that was rained out, would be provided refund, the KKR announced. "Patrons who have a valid priced purchased ticket for the cancelled game will be refunded by KKR," the franchise said in a...
  • BCCI recommends Rohit Sharma for Arjuna award Yesterday

    Kolkata: The BCCI on Sunday recommended dashing batsman Rohit Sharma for this year's Arjuna award. "The (Board of Control for Cricket in India) working committee recommended Rohit Sharma for the Arjuna award for the year 2015," its secretary Anurag Thakur said in a release. The Mumbai boy, who rewrote the world record...
  • BCCI to take legal opinion on CSK low demerger valuation Yesterday

    Kolkata: The BCCI on Sunday decided to seek a fresh legal opinion on the controversial "low" valuation of the IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings when it demerged from its parent company India cements, headed by N Srinivasan. The decision was taken at a meeting of the BCCI Working Committee after questions...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata, Rajasthan share points as the match at Eden Gardens gets abandoned Yesterday

    Kolkata: Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders' home match against Rajasthan Royals was abandoned at Eden Gardens without a ball being bowled because of heavy rain and thunderstorm on Sunday. Field umpires Richard Illingworth and Rajesh Deshpande took the final call after their fourth inspection at 6.50pm as the home and visiting...
  • KKR name Ankit Keshri as 16th member; to give his family Rs 10 lakh Yesterday

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders showed on Sunday a noble gesture by including the deceased cricketer Ankit Keshri as the 16th member of their side in an IPL T20 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens. The home side will hand over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to the Ankit's...
  • Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly again in the mix of things Yesterday

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its working Committee has expressed their desire to appoint legendary trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid as advisors on all cricket-related matters. In its working committee meet on Sunday, the BCCI decided to seek the approval of...
  • Waqar Younis interacts with players after Bangladesh drubbing Yesterday

    Karachi: Fed up with the spate of defeats in Bangladesh, Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis and his deputy Mushtaq Ahmed have had a heart-to-heart to talk with the players and asked them whether they were satisfied with their coaching methods. A source close to the Pakistan team told PTI that after...
  • Zimabawe ask PCB for financial incentives for touring players Yesterday

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe cricket union has managed to convince its players to tour Pakistan for the one-off limited overs series in May but have asked the Pakistan Cricket Board for special financial incentives for their players as well. According to sources in the PCB the ZCU after holding talks with its...