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  • Sachin Tendulkar 'annoyed' by news on daughter joining films 14 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 1 hour 19 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 2 hours 11 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 2 hours 58 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 3 hours 7 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 14 hours 35 minutes ago

    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 15 hours 54 minutes ago

    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 15 hours 54 minutes ago

    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 16 hours 29 minutes ago

    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 17 hours 22 minutes ago

    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 17 hours 55 minutes ago

    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 18 hours 57 minutes ago

    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 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    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 20 hours 51 minutes ago

    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 21 hours 6 minutes ago

    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...
  • N Srinivasan spied on other BCCI officials: reports 21 hours 28 minutes ago

    N Srinivasan seems to be finding out new ways of getting into controversies as a new one has hit the docks. According to a report in ndtv.com, Srinivasan allegedly paid 14 crores of the board's money to a London-based private agency to spy on other BCCI members. BCCI is suppose to...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals 22 hours 17 minutes ago

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be in a tight corner without their 'mystery spinner' Sunil Narine, reported for chucking, as they gear up to face Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. The Royals will also be keen to return to winning ways...
  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur spotted socialising with alleged bookie 23 hours 1 minutes ago

    Even as the BCCI looks to undertake the initiative to clean up Indian cricket, there is fresh embarrassment for the Indian cricket board with a top Board official coming under the scanner after being spotted with a suspected bookie. CNN-IBN has learnt that the ICC has sent a strongly-worded warning...
  • IPL 2015: Shreyas Iyer looks an amazing prospect 23 hours 57 minutes ago

    Exactly a year ago, a reluctant teenager was dragged to the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to watch the home team play in the Indian Premier League. A little over two months ago, that boy went under the hammer for Rs 10 lakh at the IPL auction, and by the time...
  • IPL 8: I asked Sachin Tendulkar for coaching session, says MI's McClenaghan Yesterday

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians pacer Mitchell McClenaghan on Sunday said he asked legendary Sachin Tendulkar if he could give him a coaching session in the nets after wishing the maestro on his 42nd birthday on Friday. "I wished him happy birthday on Friday and asked Sachin if he could give me a...
  • IPL 8: Ashish Nehra is one of finest India have produced, says Ashwin Yesterday

    Ravichandran Ashwin might not have had the best of tournaments so far at this year's IPL but it will be downright stupid to write him off so early in the edition. So far, the Indian offspinner has only bowled 2.4 overs on an average and has not completed his quota of...
  • IPL 2015: Dropped catches cost us against CSK, says Sanjay Bangar Yesterday

    Chennai: Disappointed with his team's massive IPL loss to Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar criticised the fielding and said the dropped catch of Brendon McCullum proved to be decisive. Punjab lost by 97 runs while chasing a mammoth target of 193, which Chennai made on the back...
  • Denesh Ramdin confident Jason Holder will recover for Barbados test Yesterday

    West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin said he was hopeful that all-rounder Jason Holder will be fit for the third and final test against England in Barbados on Friday. Holder fell badly in his delivery stride, turning his left ankle, as West Indies slumped to a nine-wicket defeat to the tourists on...
  • IPL 2015: Delhi, Bangalore seek to continue winning momentum Yesterday

    High on confidence after convincing victories in their previous games, both Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore will seek the winning momentum when they face off in the Indian Premier League on Sunday. Daredevils dispatched Mumbai Indians to end their nine-match losing streak at Kotla while RCB returned to winning ways...
  • Alastair Cook hails James Anderson after England victory Yesterday

    England captain Alastair Cook gave the credit for Saturday's second-Test win over West Indies to James Anderson after the seam bowler's blistering spell in the morning transformed the game. A draw looked the likeliest outcome when play resumed on the fifth and final day but Anderson removed three West Indies batsmen...
  • IPL 8: Life without Sunil Narine set to begin as Kolkata face tough Rajasthan Yesterday

    Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be in a tight corner without their 'mystery spinner' Sunil Narine, reported for chucking, as they gear up to face Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. Narine, whose action has yet again come under scanner will undergo corrective measures at the ICC and BCCI accredited testing facility...
  • Team India's coach job in focus at BCCI's Working Committee meet Yesterday

    With Indian cricket team's next international tour a few months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started its hunt for the new coach, which is one of the most lucrative and demanding jobs in the cricketing circles. On Sunday [26th April], the BCCI's new regime...
  • 2nd Test: England humble West Indies by 9 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series Yesterday

    England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday. Set a modest target of 143 after the home side folded for 307 in their second innings just after lunch, Gary...
  • IPL 8: All-round Chennai Super Kings thrash Kings XI Punjab by 97 runs Yesterday

    Chennai Super Kings thrashed Kings XI Punjab by a huge margin of 97 runs on Saturday, extracting a sweet revenge for a string of three losses to them in the last season of the Indian Premier League. Brendon McCullum (66 off 44 balls) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (41* off 27) propelled...