Cricket

  • Rohit Sharma urges team-mates to learn from mistakes 17-04-2014 09:52 AM

    Having started their title defence with a thumping defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians' skipper Rohit Sharma reflected on the sub-par performance of his team, saying they were unable to take wickets when it was most needed and that led to their downfall. The seventh Indian Premier League kicked...
  • Batting will be key for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 7: Gambhir 17-04-2014 09:05 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir was on Wednesday confidence personified and said his team will end up "winning most times" if it puts up a big score, which can complement the bowling attack it possesses. The seventh Indian Premier League kicked off on Wednesday with an emphatic...
  • Six states call for BCCI's emergent working committee meeting 16-04-2014 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: At least six affiliated state units, including Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), have sought an emergent working committee meeting of the BCCI on Sunday to discuss matters related to the Supreme Court case regarding the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that N Srinivasan...
  • Children clash during cricket match, six injured 16-04-2014 08:51 PM

    A minor scuffle between children during a cricket match turned ugly in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut town on Wednesday when people took sides and hurled stones and fired blanks, police said. More than half a dozen children were injured in the clash that was triggered by a fight during a cricket...
  • MS Dhoni expects Chennai Super Kings to reach at least semi-finals 16-04-2014 07:05 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels adjusting to the conditions in UAE will be the biggest challenge for his team though he expects the two-time champions to at least reach the semi-finals of the seventh Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning on Wednesday. "There are players who...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 7, Match 1 16-04-2014 07:05 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Defending champions Mumbai Indians are up against 2012 champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening match at Abu Dhabi. The first phase of IPL 7 includes 20 games that will be played at Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi between...
  • India will have a tough time touring Australia: Shane Watson 16-04-2014 03:37 PM

    Mumbai: Australia were blanked 0-4 by India in their away tour last year, but their allrounder Shane Watson on Wednesday said that his side would be hard to beat when the same opponents tour Down Under for a four-match Test series later this year. Watson's optimism stems from the fact...
  • Rohit Sharma one of the most natural captains: MI coach John Wright 16-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Heaping praise on Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, coach John Wright said that the youngster was "one of most natural captains" and under-estimating him as a leader would be a mistake. "Rohit is one of those guys who just jump into the role and fit into it like a glove,"...
  • Sunder Raman to continue as COO of IPL 7 16-04-2014 01:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that Sunder Raman will continue as the chief operating officer of the IPL 7 as, it said, any other course would disturb the ongoing cricketing event. The apex court bench of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla passed the...
  • Selfie addiction hits IPL 7: 15 selfies cricketers have posted on Twitter 16-04-2014 12:51 PM

    If selfie addiction is a disease, the IPL players have been infected pretty dangerously. A week ahead of IPL 7 while cricketers were gearing up for the gruelling sessions they didn't forget to take selfies. Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Chris Gayle, Murali Kartik, JP Duminy and the fresh lot that...
  • Corey Anderson needs medical clearance to make IPL debut 16-04-2014 09:26 AM

    Wellington: Corey Anderson will require clearance from New Zealand Cricket's medical staff before making his Indian Premier League debut, TVNZ reported on Wednesday. The $866,000 allrounder is preparing with his Mumbai Indians team in Abu Dhabi but won't play until New Zealand Cricket is satisfied he's over the dislocated little...
  • IPL begins search for an image makeover in its seventh season 16-04-2014 08:23 AM

    "When it comes to June 1, it is only cricket that will be uppermost in everybody's mind." That comment by the Supreme Court-appointed Indian Premier League (IPL) boss Sunil Gavaskar left no doubt that standing in front of a mirror, the IPL appears anything but cricket. Badly hurt by the...
  • Pakistan cricket must restore international confidence: ACC 15-04-2014 09:54 PM

    Pakistan authorities need to restore the confidence of the cricketing world to bring international activity back to the country, an Asian Cricket Council official said Tuesday. Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket since a brazen militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. The...
  • DDCA curator Venkat Sundaram steps down 15-04-2014 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday received a jolt with veteran curator Venkat Sundaram deciding to quit citing personal reasons. Sundaram, a former Delhi opener, has intimated his decision to DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan stating "he is no longer interested" in continuing his job. "I have...
  • Shane Watson upbeat about Rajasthan Royals' chances in IPL 7 15-04-2014 08:43 PM

    Mumbai: Having been part of Rajasthan Royals' campaign in all six previous editions, including the triumphant one in the inaugural year 2008, star Australia all-rounder Shane Watson feels the Jaipur franchise has its strongest-ever team in the Indian Premier League this season. "I've got no prediction, apart from (that) we're...
  • Andrew Flintoff could make Twenty20 comeback 15-04-2014 07:27 PM

    London: Four years after retiring from international cricket, former England skipper Andrew Flintoff is eyeing a T20 return with former club St Annes. The 36-year-old allrounder played for the Northern League side - St Annes - as a junior before joining Lancashire. The BBC reported that the 6' 4" athlete...
  • IPL fever hits UAE; tickets for opening games sold out 15-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Dubai: With the opening match of IPL only a day away, the excitement among sports enthusiasts in the United Arab Emirates has reached fever pitch with the first four games of the season, as well as the double header here on 25 April, already being sold out. There are, however,...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils begin afresh with everything new 15-04-2014 05:18 PM

    The Delhi Daredevils (DD) have had an up-and-down time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far. They have not managed to strike a consistent note, which is one of the primary reasons why they are yet to win the title in six seasons. After a miserable 2013 season, DD...
  • N Srinivasan questions his removal as BCCI president, files affidavit 15-04-2014 04:30 PM

    N Srinivasan, the suspended BCCI president, on Tuesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court questioning his removal from the top post of the Indian cricket board. On March 28, the Supreme Court had ordered removal of Srinivasan as BCCI president for a fair probe into the IPL spot-fixing and...
  • Track the IPL online: Seven Indian Twitter accounts you need to follow for Indian Premier League tweets 15-04-2014 04:11 PM

    A million eyeballs will be glued to the TV as the IPL 7 kicks off tomorrow onward. Cricket being one of the widest followed religions in India, makes every Indian a cricket expert by default. The next month is going to witness a lot of discussion across dinner tables, between...
  • Spinners may play major role in IPL: Sanjay Manjrekar 15-04-2014 03:00 PM

    New Delhi: Spinners may have a "major role" to play in the Indian Premier League with the first leg of tournament staged in the UAE expected to have "typical sub-continent" wickets, according to cricketer-turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar. "Spinners may have a major role to play. It will be a typical...
  • IPL 7: Sachin Tendulkar monitors Mumbai Indians ahead of opener 15-04-2014 02:53 PM

    Abu Dhabi: The Mumbai Indians (MI) players were buoyed by the presence of Sachin Tendulkar, who joined the team's training session on Tuesday as the high-profile franchise start their Indian Premier League title defence against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. The MI players were overjoyed as Tendulkar, who reached late...
  • IPL 7: Good chance of Mumbai Indians defending their title 15-04-2014 02:15 PM

    The reigning Indian Premier League (IPL) and Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) title-holders, Mumbai Indians, will once again be one of the favourites in the seventh edition of cash-rich IPL, though the striking difference between MI of previous six editions and MI of IPL 7 will be the absence of legendary...
  • BCCI units might be richer by Rs 15 crore after ICC revamp 15-04-2014 01:48 PM

    New Delhi: The affiliated units of the BCCI might have a reason to rejoice in the coming months as the ICC's revamp in the revenue distribution structure will mean an additional cash bonanza to the tune of Rs 15 crore for them to develop the game. With the ICC clearing...
  • Fielding an important aspect in IPL, feels Jonty Rhodes 15-04-2014 12:10 PM

    Dubai: There was a time when he felt that Indians were just not comfortable diving to stop a ball but South Africa's yesteryears' fielder-par-excellence, Jonty Rhodes, says the current Team India is full off "brilliant" fielders who have taken their standard to a new level. Rhodes, who is the fielding...
  • Retired Jacques Kallis still Kolkata Knight Riders' go-to man 15-04-2014 11:49 AM

    The legendary South African allrounder, Jacques Kallis, may have hung his boots but his heart still beats for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as the 38-year-old is set to re-ignite his hunger for runs and wickets at IPL 7. Kallis brought curtains down on his...
  • Yuvraj, Kohli enough to take RCB to IPL 7 title: Sandeep Warrier 15-04-2014 11:47 AM

    Kerala is fast becoming a state with a knack of producing promising cricketers. After young sensation Sanju Samson and stylish batsmen VA Jagadeesh and Sachin Baby, there is another name that's in the fast lane to success - Sandeep Warrier. The right-arm medium pacer, who made his first-class debut in...