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  • Banned Danish Kaneria to know his fate next week 11-04-2014 08:40 PM

    Karachi: Banned Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria will have to wait for a week to know whether he can revive his cricketing career again or will have to serve out the life ban imposed on him for his involvement in spot-fixing. Kaneria's appeal against the life ban imposed on him by...
  • James Anderson calls for England players to take responsibility 11-04-2014 09:02 AM

    England pace bowler James Anderson admits he and his team-mates must take more responsibility as they look to bounce back from a woeful Ashes defeat against Australia. Anderson and company will be led by a new coach this season, with the new man set to be appointed next month and...
  • Nottinghamshire director Newell ready for England coach interview 08-04-2014 09:17 AM

    London: Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell is readying himself for an interview for the vacant position of England coach. The opening round of the 2014 County Championship season has pitted Newell's side against a Lancashire team coached by ex-England boss Peter Moores, also a candidate to replace Andy Flower...
  • Peter Moores 'excited' by the prospect of England return 04-04-2014 07:45 PM

    Peter Moores, who was sacked as England head coach after a falling out with Kevin Pietersen, confirmed on Friday that he would be interested in reprising the role he left in 2009. "I'm part of the ECB process to identify the next coach - I'm in that and see where...
  • Kevin Pietersen keen to mentor future stars 02-04-2014 11:11 PM

    London: Kevin Pietersen said on Wednesday he was looking forward to sharing the benefits of his experience with international stars of the future now his own England career had been terminated. "It is good to come to the end of an international career and help others who are the start...
  • England made right decision to axe Pietersen, says Alastair Cook 02-04-2014 08:49 AM

    England made the right decision to end Kevin Pietersen's international career when the batsman was axed in February, the country's test captain Alastair Cook was quoted as saying by British media on Tuesday. "Of course you think back and ask if it was the right decision given all that was...
  • Alastair Cook still unable to lift lid on Kevin Pietersen axe 02-04-2014 12:01 AM

    England captain Alastair Cook said Tuesday he was "frustrated" at his inability to reveal the reasons behind Kevin Pietersen's international exile, although he promised all would become clear "soon". Despite being England's all-time leading run scorer across all formats, South Africa-born Pietersen was axed by the England and Wales Cricket...
  • Ben Stokes undergoes surgery on self-inflicted wrist injury 22-03-2014 12:11 AM

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes has undergone surgery on a wrist injury that he sustained when he punched a locker, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday. Stokes, 22, sustained the injury when he lashed out in frustration in the changing room after being dismissed for a golden duck...
  • Kevin Pietersen claims having difficulty in coming to India 10-03-2014 05:24 PM

    Star batsman Kevin Pietersen on Monday took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his difficulties regarding procuring visa to come to India for some personal work. Pietersen wrote on his Twitter page to reveal that his passport is lying with the Indian embassy in the UK for the past 10...
  • Joe Root doubtful for World T20 with thumb injury 07-03-2014 08:43 AM

    England batsman Joe Root is a major doubt for the World Twenty20 tournament this month after fracturing his thumb during England's one-day series clincher in the West Indies. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said Root was returning home from the Caribbean. "Joe Root has a fractured thumb and...
  • Andy Flower gets new ECB role as technical director 03-03-2014 08:08 PM

    London: Former England head coach Andy Flower was appointed to a new role within the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) hierarchy after officials announced Monday he'd become their technical director of elite coaching. Flower resigned last month as coach of the national side following the team's humiliating 5-0 Ashes...
  • Kevin Pietersen hits out at Matt Prior 28-02-2014 10:02 PM

    London: Kevin Pietersen blasted his ex-team mate Matt Prior for saying that the England dressing room was a better place without the former England captain. Pietersen took to Twitter to say that Test vice-captain Prior should focus on his own form since he was under pressure to retain his place...
  • England to face West Indies as the team prepares for life without Pietersen 27-02-2014 05:39 PM

    London: England will play their first major match since the controversial decision to call time on Kevin Pietersen's international career when they face West Indies in the first of three one-day internationals in Antigua on Friday. English cricket is still coming to terms with the decision to dispense with the...
  • India deserve a 'little say' in international cricket: Ponting 15-02-2014 11:10 PM

    Wellington: Australian legend Ricky Ponting says India deserves a "little say" in international cricket being the "powerhouse nation" of the game but also hopes that the concerned stakeholders would strike a balance in the near future. The ICC recently announced wide-ranging changes to how the sport will be run, including...
  • Mushtaq Ahmed defends dropping of Pietersen by ECB 13-02-2014 08:37 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former legspinner and bowling consultant with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Mushtaq Ahmed has said the decision to sideline Kevin Pietersen was jettisoned after England's streak of defeats in Australia in the Ashes series. Mushtaq said the decision to sideline Pietersen had been on the cards...
  • England outcast Pietersen agrees Surrey deal 11-02-2014 09:15 AM

    London: Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen has agreed a deal to play for Surrey in this year's English county season having been jettisoned from the national team set-up for good. The 33-year-old has negotiated the end of his central England contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board and will...
  • Kevin Pietersen axed over Alastair Cook concerns, clarifies ECB 10-02-2014 09:55 AM

    London: Kevin Pietersen's England career was brought to an end due to concerns about his support for captain Alastair Cook, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed on Sunday. Pietersen confirmed that he would no longer play for England last Tuesday after the South Africa-born batsman was left out...
  • Gary Kirsten rules himself out of coaching England 09-02-2014 09:26 AM

    London: South African Gary Kirsten has said he does not want to be considered for the job of England team director because of personal reasons. The 46-year-old had been tipped by many as a potential replacement for Andy Flower, who resigned last week to allow the team to rebuild after...
  • ICC meets today to approve revamp plan 07-02-2014 04:54 PM

    Singapore:India will push for significant control over the ICC's revenue and power structure when a radical revamp plan is put to vote in a meeting here on Saturday despite strong resentment from the Cricket Boards of South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The controversial restructuring of the ICC, which would...
  • Fans ask 'why' and 'why now' as axe falls on Kevin Pietersen 07-02-2014 11:31 AM

    London: As cricket followers around the world contemplated the end of Kevin Pietersen's England career two questions kept being asked -- 'why?' and 'why now?' The 33-year-old's days as an international cricketer came to an end on Tuesday when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that it had...
  • England call up uncapped Ali, Parry and Gurney for T20s 06-02-2014 07:08 PM

    London: England called up the uncapped Moeen Ali, Stephen Parry and Harry Gurney for this month's one-day tour of West Indies in the first squad to be named in the post-Kevin Pietersen era. Worcestershire allrounder Ali, a left-hand batsman and off-spin bowler, and Lancashire's Parry, a left-arm spinner, were also...
  • Prior defends himself as Pietersen fall-out continues 06-02-2014 06:06 PM

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has defended himself against allegations that he undermined former coach Andy Flower during the disastrous recent Ashes tour of Australia before turning his back on Kevin Pietersen. Television personality Piers Morgan, a friend of Pietersen whose England career ended this week, suggested on Twitter that...
  • Anti-Andy Flower rant was final nail in Pietersen's England career: report 06-02-2014 01:17 PM

    A crisis meeting of the England squad in Melbourne set in motion a trail of events which culminated in Kevin Pietersen having a showdown with Andy Flower that sealed his fate as an international cricketer, reported Telegraph. According to reports, Alastair Cook and Matt Prior, the captain and vice-captain, called...
  • Kris Srikkanth surprised with Kevin Pietersen sacking 05-02-2014 08:20 PM

    Kris Srikkanth told CNN-IBN that ECB should not have blamed one man for the Ashes loss and Pietersen is still the best batsman England have got. ...
  • Kevin Pietersen 'so sad' after England career ends 05-02-2014 05:56 PM

    London: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen expressed sadness over the end of his international career on Wednesday and said that he was "incredibly overwhelmed" by the support he had received. The 33-year-old's days as an international cricketer came to an end on Tuesday when the England and Wales Cricket Board...
  • 'Outsider' Pietersen runs out of England allies 05-02-2014 09:32 AM

    London: Kevin Pietersen is one of the most thrilling batsmen the game has known while Geoffrey Boycott was one of its greatest defensive openers. Certainly, the South Africa-born shotmaker and the archetypal dour Yorkshire and England 'blocker' don't appear to have that much in common. But Boycott's mournful comment that...
  • Kevin Pietersen axe splits England pundits 05-02-2014 09:26 AM

    London: Often a polarising figure while on England duty, the end of Kevin Pietersen's international career split opinion among his fellow former England captains. Tuesday's announcement by the England and Wales Cricket Board was praised by Bob Willis as an "act of authority" on the part of its new managing...
  • Pietersen's England career over after being dropped 05-02-2014 01:23 AM

    London: Kevin Pietersen's England career was ended on Tuesday after he was left out of the squad for this year's World Twenty20 and limited overs tour of the Caribbean. "Kevin Pietersen met with Paul Downton, the managing director England Cricket, this week and was told that the unanimous decision of...
  • Giles Clarke backs ICC move to give trio of nations more power 04-02-2014 10:25 PM

    London: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke has defended the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to give Australia, England and India more power in the sport. It was announced after a board meeting in Dubai last month that a new ICC executive committee would be established to...
  • Former PCB chairman Sethi apologises to ECB chairman Clarke 01-02-2014 10:14 PM

    Karachi: Discarded PCB chairman Najam Sethi has apparently sent an apology to England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke for attributing incorrect remarks to him. According to the Express Tribune newspaper, Sethi sent an e-mail apologising to Clarke. Sethi had said on his talk show on Geo news Channel...