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  • Cheteshwar Pujara declared out in fumbled-catch controversy 20 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Cheteshwar Pujara, batting on the second day of Yorkshire's County Championship Division One match against Warwickshireon on Monday, was given out under controversial circumstances after scoring 23. Pujara was adjudged caught behind after Pete McKay, the Warwickshire wicketkeeper, appeared to fluff a chance off Boyd Rankin but scooped the ball...
  • Martin Guptill stars for Derbyshire with double century 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    London: New Zealand's Martin Guptill carried on where he left off at the World Cup by scoring a stunning maiden first-class double-century as Derbyshire took charge of their County Championship match away to Gloucestershire at Bristol on Monday. The 28-year-old Guptill struck 227 off just 176 balls, including 29 fours and...
  • James Taylor in line to lead new-look England against Ireland 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    London: James Taylor could find himself captain of a much-changed England one-day side when the squad to play Ireland is announced on Tuesday. So crowded is England's fixture schedule that none of the players selected for the third and final Test against the West Indies in Barbados, which starts later this...
  • I am learning, feels nice to be rewarded: Trent Boult 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Mohali: After clinching the man-of-the-match award for his brilliant spell of bowling against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter, Sunrisers Hyderabad's left arm fast bowler Trent Boult said he was still learning and it felt nice to get a reward for his efforts. Boult was exceptional in...
  • IPL 8: Inconsistent KKR face stiff CSK challenge 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Chennai: Enduring an erratic campaign so far, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders face a stiff challenge when they take on the smooth-sailing Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match on Tuesday. KKR are currently placed third on the points table with three wins, two losses and one abandoned match. CSK, on...
  • Zimbabwe considering tour of Pakistan 12 hours 39 minutes ago

    Cape Town: Zimbabwe are close to accepting an invitation to play in Pakistan next month in a one-day series that could mark the first visit by a test-playing nation since 2009. Zimbabwe were keen to undertake the tour but still need to settle financial guarantees and a memoranda of agreement has...
  • Essel Group denies to set up parallel cricket boards 13 hours 57 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Essel Group today rebutted news reports that it was setting up parallel cricket boards across different countries in collaboration with Ten Sports Network but said it was now geared up to enter the sports business at a global level, focusing on cricket. "Our research reflects that there is an...
  • Will quit if I am a burden on the team: Shahid Afridi 15 hours 41 minutes ago

    Karachi: Flamboyant Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has said he is ready to retire from international cricket the day he feels he is a burden on the team. Afridi, 35, announced retirement from One-day Internationals after the World Cup while he had quit Test cricket in 2010. He recently announced that he...
  • If required, I will write personally to Anurag Thakur: N Srinivasan 15 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Monday made it clear that he does not want to engage in a war of words with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, who has shot off a strongly-worded letter to him in response to the global body's claims about being seen with a suspected...
  • IPL 8: Stephen Fleming expecting a tough battle against KKR 16 hours 15 minutes ago

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming is expecting a tough battle at home against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Monday. "They are an excellent side. They have some good batters. We have played them last in couple of finals and in the recent Champions League. So,...
  • As it happened: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 8, Match 27 17 hours 1 minutes ago

    (For Live blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Placed in the bottom half of the points table, both Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad would be looking to get out of the rut when they clash in an IPL cricket match on Monday. While Punjab are lying last with...
  • Sri Lanka to appoint a cricket corruption probe 17 hours 54 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake is all set to appoint a probe committee on corruption in Sri Lankan cricket administration. "An investigation is to be launched next week to probe all corruption issues in cricket administration," Dissanayake told reporters on Monday. The Sports Minister's comments came after a month since he dissolved...
  • IPL 8: Learning leadership skills from Ricky Ponting, says Rohit Sharma 18 hours 17 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said on Monday that having two-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting in the side as coach helps him learn a lot about leadership skills and qualities. "Whenever I get the opportunity to captain a side, it is a learning process for me. Also I am...
  • ECB must compromise on IPL, says Former England player David Lloyd 18 hours 25 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Former England cricketer David Lloyd believes the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) needs to compromise and allow its players to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to have any chance of mastering the T20 format. "Our biggest problem is that we are busy playing elsewhere while the IPL...
  • Sunil Gavaskar seeks Rs 1.90 crore from BCCI 19 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has asked for an amount of Rs 1.90 crore as remuneration for rendering his services as president BCCI-IPL during the seventh edition of the cash-rich league last year, which was held in UAE and India. Gavaskar was appointed 'President, BCCI-IPL' on directive of Supreme...
  • I feel honoured over Arjuna recommendation: Rohit Sharma 20 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, on Monday, expressed delight about the BCCI's decision to recommend his name for the government's prestigious Arjuna Award and said that he felt "honoured". "Kushi to bahut hai (I feel very happy). I am honoured that BCCI has recommended my name. It felt very good when...
  • Ajinkya Rahane has a perfect technique: Ajit Wadekar 20 hours 35 minutes ago

    Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain, singled out Ajinkya Rahane as probably the only batsman whose technique comes closest to what can be called perfect even in Twenty20 cricket. Rahane has always impressed the purists with his technique and temperament, scoring Test centuries in New Zealand, England and Australia, and narrowly...
  • Pakistan bank on seniors to bounce back from 'lowest point' 21 hours 39 minutes ago

    With Misbah-ul-Haq returning to take over the captaincy, a beleaguered Pakistan will hope to bounce back from their "lowest point" in international cricket in the two-test series against Bangladesh starting at Khulna on Tuesday. Bangladesh won their first one-day international against Pakistan in 16 years before going on to make a...
  • Sachin Tendulkar 'annoyed' by news on daughter Sara joining films 21 hours 56 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 23 hours 2 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 23 hours 54 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...