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  • 1st Test: Jason Holder's unbeaten ton helps West Indies salvage draw against England 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Antigua: An unbeaten 103 by Jason Holder helped West Indies salvage a nail-biting draw against England in the first Test on Friday, spoiling James Anderson's celebrations after becoming his country's record wicket taker. Holder had successive partnerships of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin and 56 with Kemar Roach as West Indies...
  • IPL 8: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum fire CSK to third straight win 9 hours 29 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Openers Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum shared a breathtaking 109-run stand off 44 balls as Chennai Super Kings outplayed Mumbai Indians by six wickets for their third straight win in the IPL 8 on Friday. Mumbai Indians recovered from a poor start to post a competitive 183 for seven but...
  • I didn't tell anyone to give me the money I got: Yuvraj Singh 9 hours 57 minutes ago

    Visakhapatnam: Making it clear that the 'Most Expensive Player' tagline doesn't create any presure on him, out-of-favour India veteran Yuvraj Singh said that he "didn't tell anyone to give him" the money that he commanded at the IPL cricket tournament's auctions earlier this year. Asked if being paid an unbelievable Rs...
  • 1st ODI: Bangladesh break 16-year hoodoo, stun Pakistan by 79 runs 10 hours 11 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh outplayed Pakistan by 79 runs in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Friday, in only their second win over their rivals in 48 games across all three formats. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim set up the rare win with impressive centuries as the hosts piled up 329 for...
  • Injury hits comeback for Pakistan's Mohammad Amir 12 hours 43 minutes ago

    Paceman Mohammad Amir's comeback after his ban for spot-fixing has been halted by a hamstring injury which will take up to three weeks to recover, his agent said Friday. The left-arm quick suffered the injury on his 23rd birthday -- the second day of the Patron's Trophy Grade II final in...
  • Supreme Court appoints CBI SP to head team probing IPL scandal 13 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed CBI sleuth Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. Priyadarshi, currently a superintendent of police in the anti-corruption cell of the agency, will replace 1983-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer BB Mishra as the...
  • Sourav Ganguly in the right place at the right time 13 hours 10 minutes ago

    India's first cricket captain to win back-to-back series in the West Indies and England, Ajit Wadekar was called lucky. Sourav Ganguly, the other captain who gave the team confidence of winning overseas, is also lucky in a different way. Just as the knowledgeable think that Wadekar was lucky to inherit a...
  • Sri Lanka defend interim body after ICC threat 13 hours 30 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's sports minister Navin Dissanayake on Friday defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his "sovereign right". The comments came after the International Cricket Council said the move may amount to government interference, and that it would withhold payments to Sri Lanka...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 5 14 hours 7 minutes ago

    For LIVE commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day. Set an improbable 438 for victory after the tourists declared their second innings at 333 for seven in the afternoon session, the...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 8, Match 12 14 hours 10 minutes ago

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Off to a disastrous start with three successive defeats, Mumbai Indians will have their task cut out when they lock horns with two-time title winners and in-form Chennai Super Kings. The home team, which has lost all three matches they played...
  • Sri Lanka mulls options as ICC threatens to stop funds 15 hours 10 minutes ago

    Colombo: The appointment of an interim body to run Sri Lankan cricket is in tune with laws governing the island nation, the country's sports minister said on Friday. The move came a day after the International Cricket Council decided to investigate possible ministerial interference following the government's decision last month to...
  • SC appoints CBI SP to head team probing IPL scandal 15 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court om Friday appointed CBI sleuth Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. Priyadarshi, currently a superintendent of police in the anti-corruption cell of the agency, will replace 1983-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer B B Mishra as...
  • Bengaluru cricket stadium becomes first to have rooftop solar plant 15 hours 23 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: The Chinnaswamy cricket stadium in Bengaluru has become the first cricket venue in the country to have a rooftop solar power plant. The roof top installation by Karnataka State Cricket Association is a novel initiative executed for the first time at any stadium in...
  • After conquering Tests, Murali Vijay working towards one-day return 15 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Murali Vijay was widely praised for his batting exploits in the Test series Down Under but the stylish Indian opener says he equally enjoys playing in the shorter formats despite the transition from five-day cricket to T20 being 'tough'. The 31-year-old also feels that a regular spot in the...
  • IPL 8: VVS Laxman hails Pravin Tambe 16 hours 50 minutes ago

    The curator at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam was certain that the pitch was going to be 'a belter of a batting pitch with some assistance to seamers early on due to previous night's rain'. The assessment of Steven Smith, the Rajasthan Royals skipper, was much the same. He chose to...
  • West Indies run-chase depends on first hour of play on final day: Phil Simmons 18 hours 50 minutes ago

    North Sound: The West Indies intend to have a crack at the massive victory target of 438, set by England in the first Test, but head coach Phil Simmons says their approach will be determined by the team's success during the first hour of the final day of the match. The...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st ODI 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Bangladesh have won the toss and have opted to bat against Pakistan in the first ODI. Teams: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Abul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed Pakistan:...
  • Sourav Ganguly fans' favourite to be India's new coach 20 hours 36 minutes ago

    Speculations of former India captain Sourav Ganguly "taking over" the reins of the team from Duncan Fletcher saw fans erupting with joy on social media. According to a newspaper report on Thursday, a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) insider had revealed that Ganguly has put in an informal word to the...
  • MCA pays dues to tainted cricketer Ankeet Chavan 21 hours 1 minutes ago

    Ankeet Chavan, one of the three Rajasthan Royals players, who was charged with spot-fixing during the 2013 IPL and banned for life by the BCCI, was paid his Ranji Trophy dues worth Rs 32 lakh recently by the Mumbai Cricket Association. MCA vice president Ravi Savant told PTI that they had...
  • Michael Clarke hopes Kevin Pietersen doesn't feature in Ashes 21 hours 12 minutes ago

    Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has said he expects axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen to get a call up for the Ashes tour later this year, but hopes he doesn't. The South Africa-born Pietersen - England's most prolific run-scorer in all formats - was dumped after last year's Ashes whitewash by...
  • Andrew Flintoff calls for Alastair Cook backing 22 hours 46 minutes ago

    Former England captain Andrew Flintoff has said struggling current skipper Alastair Cook deserves fans' support as he goes through a "blip" in his career. Left-handed opener Cook, who only turned 30 in December, has scored an England-record 25 Test hundreds. But he has not reached three figures for England in a...
  • IPL 8: For Pravin Tambe, age is just a number 22 hours 58 minutes ago

    Emerging from the club level cricket to play in the Indian Premier League and then making his first-class debut at the age of 42, legspinner Pravin Tambe has been an inspiration to Rajasthan Royals' undefeated campaign in the ongoing season of the IPL. From making his IPL debut in 2013 at...
  • Michael Clarke signs with Melbourne Stars in Big Bash league 23 hours 9 minutes ago

    Australia test skipper Michael Clarke will captain the Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash League for the next two seasons after not playing Twenty20 cricket for three years. The announcement was made on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where Clarke led Australia to victory over New Zealand in the World...
  • IPL 8: Mumbai Indians face daunting task against formidable CSK 23 hours 58 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Off to a disastrous start with three successive defeats, Mumbai Indians will have their task cut out when they lock horns with two-time title winners and in-form Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier league match on Friday. The home team, which has lost all three matches it played so...
  • IPL 8: Yuzvendra Chahal relishing his spell under captain Virat Kohli Yesterday

    Royal Challengers Bangalore have had a mixed start to their IPL 2015 campaign, bearding Kolkata Knight Riders in their own den before being spanked by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, their Bangalore bastion. In the absence of Mitchell Starc and Adam Milne, both recovering from injuries, Bangalore's bowling has...
  • 1st Test: England in control despite West Indies resistance on Day 4 Yesterday

    England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. Set an improbable 438 for victory after the tourists declared their second innings at 333 for seven...
  • Pakistan spinner Raza Hasan faces two-year ban over cocaine use Yesterday

    Raza Hasan, the Pakistan left-arm spinner, is likely to face a suspension for two years from all forms of cricket after testing positive for cocaine, according to reports in sections of the media. Hasan, 22, was tested by the Pakistan Cricket Board during the Pentangular Cup in Karachi and his samples...
  • Ajay Shirke in no mood to return to BCCI Yesterday

    Ajay Shirke, the Maharashtra Cricket Association president, is known to keep away from the limelight and take bold decisions. So it wasn't surprising that the then treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India tendered his resignation in the wake of the infamous IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal...