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  • Pakistan delay test on Saeed Ajmal's remodelled action 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has deferred banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's trip to England for an independent test of his remodelled bowling action. Ajmal, Pakistan's frontline spinner, has been banned from bowling for his illegal action and PCB is keen to get him back before next year's 50-over World Cup...
  • Andrew Flintoff joins Brisbane Heat for T20 Big Bash 6 hours 4 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff has signed a short-term contract as Brisbane Heat's star recruit for Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash cricket competition. The Heat confirmed Thursday that 36-year-old Flintoff, who played 79 Tests and 141 limited-overs internationals, would arrive in December to play the last half of the tournament and...
  • I was fired by West Indies Cricket Board, says Ottis Gibson 8 hours 51 minutes ago

    Kingston: Ottis Gibson says he was fired as the West Indies head coach despite a statement from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) suggesting otherwise. Gibson's declaration Wednesday three months after ending ties with the WICB contradicts a statement from the board which said the two had mutually agreed to end...
  • Jesse Ryder's rapid century ramps up selection pressure 10 hours 1 minutes ago

    Jesse Ryder has kept pressure on New Zealand's selectors to re-consider his exile from international cricket by smashing a century from 39 balls for Otago against Ireland in a limited-overs match. Ryder hasn't been selected for New Zealand since he was involved in a late night drinking session on the eve...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 11 hours 7 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1: Pakistan were 219 for four at stumps on Day 1 after Younis scored his 25th Test hundred and had a 83-run stand with Misbah-ul_Haq for the fourth wicket. Younis came in during the fourth over of the day...
  • Younis Khan proud at record equalling Test century 12 hours 42 minutes ago

    Dubai: Veteran batsman Younis Khan on Wednesday said he was proud to become the first Pakistani to score a hundred against all nine Test opponents and equalling the record of most hundreds for his country. The 36-year-old scored a brilliant 106 to help Pakistan recover from a precarious 7-2 to 219-4...
  • 1st Test: Younis Khan ton puts Pakistan in control against Australia Yesterday

    Dubai: Younis Khan proved the selectors were wrong to drop him from Pakistan's limited-overs team by hitting a sedate 25th Test century on Wednesday as Pakistan reached 219 for four on the opening day of the first Test against Australia. Younis, who had criticized the selectors for axing him from the...
  • Duleep Trophy: Saxena, Naman sent North Zone bowlers on a leatherhunt Yesterday

    Mohali: Central Zone's MP duo of Jalaj Saxena and wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha took full advantage of dropped catches sending an inexperienced North Zone attack to the cleaners as they posted 344 for three at stumps, on the first day of their Duleep Trophy semi-final, here on Wednesday. Opener Jalaj struck...
  • Duleep Trophy: Shukla rattles South Zone after fighting ton from Uthappa Yesterday

    Lahli: East Zone bowlers led by the seasoned Laxmi Ratan Shukla rattled South Zone in the final hour reducing them to 236 for nine despite Robin Uthappa scoring a well-crafted hundred on the first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final here on Wednesday. South Zone were cruising along at 211 for...
  • Sri Lanka include Sangakkara, uncapped Gamage in ODI squad for India Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match series against India with notable omissions being former T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne. However, a half-fit Kumar Sangakkara is there in the touring party. If Sangakkara is declared unfit, Niroshan Dickwella is...
  • West Indies Cricket Board forms task force to probe India tour pull-out Yesterday

    Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has decided to establish a task force to probe the circumstances leading to the dramatic pull out by its cricketers from an ongoing tour of India. WICB, at an emergency meeting of directors on Tuesday, decided to form the task force which will be...
  • ICC 'concerned' by India-West Indies dispute Yesterday

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed its concern about the dispute between the Indian and West Indian cricket boards but says it is powerless to intervene. The ICC released a statement on Wednesday saying it was closely following the case and would discuss the dispute next month but did not...
  • Mitchell Johnson not in Akram's league yet: Waqar Younis Yesterday

    Dubai: Australia's Mitchell Johnson may have threatened some of the best batting line-ups in world cricket with his lethal pace, but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says that the left-arm fast bowler is yet to reach Wasim Akram's level. For Waqar, who formed half of one of world cricket's most deadly pace...
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board appeals against reduced Ashraful ban Yesterday

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi and international cricket authorities have jointly appealed against a reduced match ban for former captain Mohammad Ashraful for match-fixing, an official said on Wednesday. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) lodged the appeal this week after a ban imposed on the one-time prodigy was...
  • Kumar Sangakkara doubtful for India tour Yesterday

    Colombo: Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been rendered a doubtful starter for the five-match ODI series against India due to a back injury. Sangakkara, who had questioned the wisdom of the hurriedly arranged series in the wake West Indies' sudden end to their India tour, has developed a slight...
  • Kane Williamson to miss rest of New Zealand-South Africa series Yesterday

    Batsman Kane Williamson will miss the two remaining matches in New Zealand's limited-overs series against South Africa due to a wrist injury. Williamson skipped the opening six-wicket loss to South Africa at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday and has subsequently been ruled out of second match at the same venue Friday and...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 Yesterday

    Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Zulfiqar Babar, Imran Khan, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Alex Doolan, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon TEAM NEWS:...
  • Hagley Oval approved for World Cup 2015 opener Yesterday

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council has given final approval to Christchurch's Hagley Oval to host the opening match of next year's World Cup. The Oval is New Zealand's newest international cricket ground, constructed since the 2011 earthquake which devastated the South Island town, killing 185 people. While Hagley Oval was provisionally awarded...
  • West Indies seek talks with BCCI after legal threat Yesterday

    The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will ask for a meeting with their Indian counterparts as they seek to find a way out of the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour. Hours after India's powerful board (BCCI) announced they would take legal action against the WICB and were suspending...
  • WICB meet for crisis talks after BCCI's legal threat Yesterday

    Barbados: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) began an emergency meeting on Tuesday as the Caribbean body faced up to the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour in India. Just hours after the powerful Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) announced they would take legal action against...
  • Angry BCCI talks tough, to sue WICB Yesterday

    The BCCI has taken a tough stand over the pullout of the West Indies team from the tour of India. The working committee has decided to suspend all bilateral tours with the West Indies. ...
  • Eden Gardens may host fourth India-Sri Lanka ODI Yesterday

    Kolkata: It's not official yet, but Eden Gardens is in line to host the fourth one-dayer on November 13 in the upcoming stop gap five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. "We are most likely to get the fourth ODI here on November 13. It's difficult to host the match here before...
  • Rajasthan under-19 player slams record 18 sixes in double ton Yesterday

    Greater Noida: A Rajasthan under-19 player named Aditya Garwal hit 18 sixes and 22 fours en route to a record brilliant unbeaten 263 off 151 balls against Railways in a Vinoo Mankad Trophy central zone one-day match here on Tuesday. Rajasthan scored 413 for 3 in 50 overs in the match...
  • Harbhajan to miss Duleep Trophy semi-final, Gambhir to captain North 2 days ago

    Mohali: In a big setback for North Zone ahead of the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone, captain Harbhajan Singh has been forced to sit out due to viral fever as Gautam Gambhir will step in as the leader, here on Wednesday. Out-of-favour Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan, is heartbroken to sit out...
  • Upbeat East Zone take on South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final 2 days ago

    Lahli: After registering an impressive come-from-behind win in their quarter-final against West Zone, a supremely confident East Zone side will take on a last edition's joint champions South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final on Wednesday. It will be East that will start as favourites against South after their crushing 102-run...
  • BCCI to write to ICC about West Indies Cricket Board's conduct 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will write to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apprise the world body about the conduct of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), whose team cancelled the tour of India mid-way last week. "We will write to the ICC informing them...
  • West Indies players will participate in Indian Premier League: IPL chairman 2 days ago

    In a bit of relief for West Indies cricket, IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal on Tuesday said its players will be allowed to compete in the cash-rich league, putting to rest speculations of them being ignored from the event after the team's abrupt cancellation of India tour. A livid BCCI suspended all...
  • Australia aim for top Test spot in series against Pakistan 2 days ago

    Dubai: Australia have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face host Pakistan in the two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which starts on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here. A two-nil series win over Pakistan will lift Michael...
  • Dhoni rested; Ashwin, Aaron return for Sri Lanka ODIs 2 days ago

    After coming down hard on the West Indies with a decision to sue the WICB over withdrawing midway through its tour of India, the BCCI announced the 14-man squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match home series with Sri Lanka, resting regular skipper MS Dhoni and giving the...
  • BCCI suspends bilateral ties with West Indies, to initiate legal action 2 days ago

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday came down hard on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), suspending all bilateral ties and deciding to initiate legal proceedings against WICB for pulling out mid way through the tour of India. The West Indies team decided to fly back...