Cricket

  • Sri Lanka unaware of Farbrace's plans for England 19-04-2014 03:49 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka cricket is in the dark over any possible move by the national coach Paul Farbrace to become a part of England coaching staff. SLC, however admitted the ECB had communicated their interest in recruiting Farbrace, a release said. Farbrace had only become Sri Lanka's national coach in...
  • David Miller eyeing to imbibe courage of conviction from Sehwag 19-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Devastating Kings XI batsman David Miller wants to imbibe the "courage of conviction" from his new teammate and hero Virender Sehwag while sharing the dressing room with the veteran Indian cricketer in the ongoing seventh edition of IPL. Miller said he won't let go any opportunity to pick...
  • Wasim Akram has a bowl at the Kolkata Knight Riders' nets 19-04-2014 10:51 AM

    Dubai: The Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen will forever remember Friday's net session as their mentor Wasim Akram bowled his heart out before the teams' weekend game against Delhi Daredevils. It was a treat to see the 'Sultan of Swing' bowling long spells with short run-ups and producing the same movement...
  • Peter Moores gets second stint as England cricket coach 19-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Peter Moores was appointed as the new head coach of the England cricket team on Saturday, returning to the job he previously held for two years before getting sacked. The 51-year-old Lancashire coach replaced Andy Flower, who lost the Test coaching role following England's 5-0 loss to Australia in the...
  • Ajinkya Rahane was confident about Rajasthan's victory over Sunrisers 19-04-2014 08:56 AM

    Abu Dhabi: His patient half-century on Friday helped Rajasthan Royals notch up a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL and Ajinkya Rahane said that he backed his instinct and was confident that one big partnership would take his team home comfortably. "When three wickets fall, I wanted to bat...
  • It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers, says Saeed Ajmal 19-04-2014 08:31 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, widely regarded as the world's best offspinner, says that life is becoming increasingly tough for bowlers in limited-overs cricket. The 36-year-old believes the Twenty20 format and rule changes in 50-over matches have made a real difference. "Times have changed and there is hardly any respect for...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals edge Sunrisers Hyderabad to win by 4 wickets 18-04-2014 11:44 PM

    Rajasthan Royals got off to a winning start in IPL 7 thanks to Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny, who rescued the side from a shaky start to chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad's 133 for 4 at Abu Dhabi on Friday. After restricting SRH to an average total, RR lost three early...
  • Kings XI Punjab beat us fair and square, says MS Dhoni 18-04-2014 10:53 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded that his side were beaten "fair and square" by a better opponent in their six-wicket loss against Kings XI Punjab in an IPL thriller. CSK posted a huge 205 for four after electing to bat thanks to half centuries from...
  • Chennai Super Kings' Dwayne Bravo suffers shoulder injury 18-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings allrounder Dwayne Bravo suffered a shoulder injury while fielding during Kings XI Punjab's innings in their IPL match on Friday. Bravo took a tumble while fielding at point region in the 11th over to get himself injured. He unsuccessfully tried to stop a switch hit...
  • Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England 18-04-2014 08:56 PM

    Colombo: With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England. Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said the players had been asked to inform about their availability for...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai Indians up against RCB's batting might 18-04-2014 08:04 PM

    The ease with which Royal Challengers Bangalore won their previous encounter against Delhi Daredevils has surely sent a statement of intent to the rest of the Indian Premier League sides, and in their second game of IPL 7, the Virat Kohli-led RCB will face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the...
  • IPL 7: Glenn Maxwell's 95 scripts Punjab's upset win over Chennai 18-04-2014 07:30 PM

    The Friday of April 18, 2014, in Abu Dhabi will be remembered for a swashbuckling show from Kings XI Punjab's Glenn Maxwell, whose knock of 95 in 43 balls pulled of a daunting chase to upset two-time champions Chennai Super Kings. Chennai were sitting pretty at the innings break on...
  • As it happened: IPL 7, Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 18-04-2014 07:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rahane (59) and Binny (48*) added crucial 77 runs that rescued Rajasthan from a shaky start to chase down Hyderabad's 133 in Match 4 of IPL 7. Pre-match: Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year,...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board starts another coach hunt 18-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has once again advertised for coaching positions in the national team after the short-term contracts given to head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad were not renewed. In an advertisement on its website, the board also invited applications for...
  • IPL Scandal: Aditya Verma for Shashank Manohar as probe panel head 18-04-2014 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma, who has shaken the BCCI by dragging it to the Supreme Court over the IPL spot-fixing scandal, has demanded that the Board's former President Shashank Manohar head the probe panel against the scam. In a statement issued on Friday,...
  • Shivlal Yadav to chair BCCI meet 18-04-2014 03:01 PM

    Mumbai: Former Test off spinner Shivlal Yadav, the Supreme Court-appointed interim president of BCCI for non-IPL related matters, is to chair the Emergent Working Committee meeting of the Board here on Sunday. "I will be chairing the meeting," Yadav told PTI on Friday when queried on the issue. The BCCI...
  • Pakistan looking for new cricket coaches again 18-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board is again looking for new coaches after the national team's poor performance in the World Twenty20. The PCB didn't renew the two-month contracts of head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas, and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad. Also, Mohammad Hafeez stepped down from the captaincy...
  • Pakistan probes stars for playing with Danish Kaneria 18-04-2014 12:58 PM

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket authorities have launched an investigation after a number of current international stars played in exhibition matches in the United States with banned spinner Danish Kaneria. Kaneria was given a lifetime ban for spot-fixing in an English county game, which under International Cricket Council (ICC) rules effectively bars...
  • Vijay Mallya pleased with Yuvraj for coming into his old vintage self 18-04-2014 12:55 PM

    After splurging a mammoth amount to fetch his services, Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya was immensely pleased with Yuvraj Singh for playing a crucial role in beating Delhi Daredevils in their IPL campaign opener. "What particularly pleased me was Yuvraj Singh coming back to his old vintage self. His...
  • Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal cleared for county cricket 18-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Karachi: Star Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been given clearance by his home board to play a shortened stint with Worcestershire in the English season. The 36-year-old's departure was held up after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) discussed the matter following confirmation of Pakistan's tour to Sri Lanka in July-August....
  • Ben Stokes bids to curb his temper 18-04-2014 11:23 AM

    London: England allrounder Ben Stokes admits he must keep his anger under control if he is to end his international exile. Stokes has had more than a month already to regret the flash of temper that saw him lash out at a dressing-room locker and break a bone in his...
  • I will never cut down on pace, says Varun Aaron 18-04-2014 11:14 AM

    Indian fast bowlers have a history of cutting down on pace to focus on line and length but Varun Aaron, despite coming off five stress fractures, says he will never compromise when it comes to speed. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, the 24-year-old Aaron picked up a wicket with his...
  • I have taken tips from AB de Villiers: Duminy 18-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Sharjah: He himself knows a thing or two about batting in the end overs and Delhi Daredevils' JP Duminy says he has taken tips from his South African teammate AB de Villiers, who is considered one of the best finishers in the game today. Delhi Daredevils found themselves in tatters...
  • Pressure on BCCI to form a new probe committee? 18-04-2014 09:39 AM

    According to CNN-IBN sources, BCCI members are expected to create pressure to form a new probe committee for IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. ...
  • Troubled Jonathan Trott to 'take another break' 18-04-2014 08:53 AM

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott is set to take another break from cricket due to the same stress issues that forced him to quit the recent Ashes series, according to a report on Thursday. Trott decided to pull out of England's tour to Australia after the first Test in Brisbane...
  • Virat Kohli terms criticism on Yuvraj Singh after World T20 unfair 18-04-2014 08:26 AM

    Sharjah: Star batsman Virat Kohli termed "unfaired" the criticism directed to his India team-mate Yuvraj Singh for his performance in the recent World Twenty20 loss for India against Sri Lanka in Bangladesh. "Yuvraj got criticism recently, it's unfair. He has won us two World Cups (2007 T20 and 2011 50-over),...
  • IPL 7: Yuvraj Singh returns to form as RCB hammer sloppy Delhi Daredevils 17-04-2014 11:11 PM

    A top-order collapse and schoolboy fielding cost Delhi Daredevils a heavy 8-wicket defeat in their first match of IPL 7 at Sharjah, where Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh made little work of Delhi's 145 for 4 to take Royal Challengers Bangalore home in just 16.4 overs. Jimmy Neesham and Mayank...