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  • Six England players receive first central contracts 5 days ago

    London: Six players have been awarded central contracts by England for the first time, indicating the scale of the upheaval in the national team since the Ashes whitewash by Australia around the turn of the year. Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were among...
  • England's Tim Bresnan ruled out of Twenty20 against India September 5, 2014

    Leeds: England allrounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the lone Twenty20 International against India to be held at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) twitter handle on Friday stated that he is suffering from a shoulder strain. ".@timbresnan has been ruled out of the NatWest...
  • Ian Bell ruled out of final England-India ODI September 3, 2014

    Ian Bell has been ruled out of England's fifth and final one-day international against India at Headingley with a broken toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The batsman's injury was due to be assessed during practice on Thursday, but England have already decided that he will not...
  • RBI allows ECB lenders to extend loans in rupees September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Relaxing norms for external borrowings, the RBI today allowed ECB lenders can now extend loans in Indian Rupees to domestic businesses. "With a view to providing greater flexibility for structuring of external commercial borrowings (ECB) arrangements, it has been decided that recognised non-resident ECB lenders may extend loans in...
  • England's Ian Bell suffers broken toe during 4th ODI at Edgbaston September 2, 2014

    England batsman Ian Bell sustained a "small fracture" in his big left toe on Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Bell was hit on his toe batting against throw-downs before the fourth one-day international against India at his Edgbaston home ground on Tuesday. The Warwickshire shot-maker was replaced at No...
  • England and Wales Cricket Board denies 'court-siding' eviction story August 29, 2014

    Nottingham: The English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has denied that the eviction of a man from the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff during the second ODI on Wednesday was related to court-siding or betting. One of the local papers in England, The Cricket Paper, had reported that 'a man was ejected...
  • Alastair Cook contemplated resignation last month: Paul Downton August 16, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook has succeeded in pulling England out of Ashes defeat depression with two massive victories over India but the England captain was mulling putting in his papers during the Sri Lanka series, it has been revealed. England team's managing director Paul Downton says Cook was contemplating resigning from his...
  • Danish Kaneria says he will continue to fight against life ban August 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria will not give up his fight to get his name cleared and seek damages from the England and Wales cricket board which imposed the punishment on him for spot-fixing. A court of appeal in the United Kingdom on Tuesday turned down an appeal by Kaneria...
  • Danish Kaneria loses final legal challenge against life ban August 12, 2014

    London: Former Pakistan international Danish Kaneria has lost his final legal challenge in an English court against a life ban imposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board for spot-fixing while playing for county side Essex, it was announced on Tuesday. Judge Stanley Burton, sitting in England's Court of Appeal, said...
  • Anderson told Jadeja to 'f**k off': story behind the ugly spat August 4, 2014

    Left red-faced after the ICC judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis found England seamer James Anderson "not guilty" of pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge Test match, the BCCI has gone a bit on the back foot as they are yet to decide on their next course of action. Asked if the...
  • European Central Bank hacked, blackmailed July 25, 2014

    Berlin: The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised. The security breach involved a database serving part of the website that gathers registrations...
  • Kevin Pietersen willing to play for struggling England again July 22, 2014

    London: The bitter circumstances in which his England career was cut short notwithstanding, Kevin Pietersen has still not given up hopes of playing for the national team insisting that he can revive the beleaguered side. England lost by 95 runs to India in the second Test at Lord's, adding to...
  • England hit back by charging Jadeja with a Level 2 offence July 16, 2014

    The ICC on Wednesday confirmed that England team manager Phil Neale has charged India's Ravindra Jadeja under Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for his alleged incident involving England pacer James Anderson on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge. The alleged offence has been reported...
  • Jadeja did nothing wrong, Anderson was at fault: Dhoni July 16, 2014

    London: The raging controversy over James Anderson's alleged altercation with Ravindra Jadeja on Wednesday gained momentum with India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hitting out at the English fast bowler, stating that he was the one who crossed the line during the first Test. Anderson is said to have abused and pushed...
  • India complained within 24 hours of Anderson-Jadeja fracas: report July 16, 2014

    London: India's much talked-about delayed response to the alleged "pushing and abusing" of Ravindra Jadeja by James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham was not exactly delayed as it has now come to light that the team complained within 24 hours of the incident. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo,...
  • Team India's complaint threatens to sour relations with England July 16, 2014

    As England paceman James Anderson faces the prospect of a ban following a complaint from India, relations between the sides are in danger of becoming seriously soured in the wake of the latest contentious issue involving the Asian powerhouse. The International Cricket Council (ICC) charged England's bowling spearhead under level 3...
  • ECB to lodge complaint against Jadeja, contest India's allegations July 16, 2014

    On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) charged England fast bowler James Anderson after India alleged and complained that he "abused and pushed" allrounder Ravindra Jadeja on day two of the drawn first Test in Nottingham. But the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to contest the allegations. The...
  • ECB invites Tiger Pataudi's wife for trophy presentation July 15, 2014

    The England and Wales Cricket Board has sent a formal invitation to late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's wife Sharmila Tagore for the prize distribution ceremony after completion of the fifth and final Test between India and England scheduled from August 15-19 at the Oval. Since the India versus England Test series...
  • David Collier to step down as ECB chief executive: reports July 13, 2014

    London: David Collier is set to quit as England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive, according to British media reports. It is understood Collier will step down at the end of the current English season, with an interim appointment likely to be made to help ease the transition. In the 59-year-old's decade...
  • India-England to play five-Test series in future July 1, 2014

    Mumbai: India and England, who have normally engaged in three or four-Test rubbers prior to the upcoming best-of-five series from July 9, have inked an agreement to stick to this format in future contests too, according to BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel. "It will be a five-Test series (at home and away)...
  • Wally Edwards, Giles Clarke try to pacify associates and affiliates of ICC June 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia supremo Wally Edwards and ECB chairman Giles Clarke tried to pacify the increasingly restless associate and affiliate members of the ICC assuring good governance and greater benefits, on the first day of its Annual Conference on Tuesday. According to ESPN Cricinfo,"Edwards and Clarke spoke on behalf of the...
  • England confirm Australia and India One-Day Internationals June 23, 2014

    London: England will take part in a triangular One-day tournament in Australia also featuring the hosts and India early next year, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Sunday as it announced the schedule for the series. The Tri-Series will act as preparation for the 2015 50-over World Cup in...
  • Pakistan cricketer gets life ban for match-fixing June 18, 2014

    Former Sussex and Pakistan A bowler Naveed Arif has been banned from cricket for life after being found guilty of match-fixing. The decision was announced on Wednesday by the England Cricket Board disciplinary commission. The ECB says Arif pleaded guilty to six breaches of the anti-corruption code in connection with a 40-over...
  • Huw Bevan leaves England cricket for Newport Gwent Dragons June 13, 2014

    London: Huw Bevan is to leave his post as the England cricket team's strength and conditioning coach to take on the role of elite performance manager at the Newport Gwent Dragons, the Welsh rugby club announced Wednesday. Bevan, a former hooker with Bridgend, Cardiff and Swansea joined the England and Wales...
  • 'Relieved' Kevin Pietersen at peace with end of England career June 9, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen is at peace his England career is over and has said the team's dressing room was not a "pleasant place" during the 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia. The 33-year-old former captain's central contract was terminated by England after the disastrous tour and the team will walk out to play...
  • BCCI pressurised Australia, England for ICC revamp, says Sanjay Patel June 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: The BCCI had threatened to form a parallel world cricket body before the England and Australian boards agreed to the controversial restructuring of the ICC and decided to give a lion's share of revenue to the Indian board, said its secretary Sanjay Patel on Saturday. "We got criticised by many...
  • Headingley ground set for major revamp June 6, 2014

    London: English county Yorkshire have announced a 20-year redevelopment plan for their Headingley stadium in a bid to ensure they continue staging international cricket. Headingley has struggled to keep pace with major renovations at Edgbaston and Old Trafford as well as the emergence of the Rose Bowl, Chester-le-Street and Sophia Gardens...
  • Kevin Pietersen set for Surrey T20 bow June 5, 2014

    London: Former England star Kevin Pietersen will make his domestic Twenty20 Blast debut for Surrey at home to Essex on Friday, tournament organisers announced on Wednesday. A message published on the competition's Twitter feed said: "NEWS: Kevin Pietersen named in @surreycricket squad, set for #T20Blast action at the Oval on Friday." Pietersen...
  • Kevin Pietersen receives apology from English cricket May 31, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board has apologized to Kevin Pietersen after its head criticized the batsman's attitude in the winter Ashes collapse against Australia. ECB managing director Paul Downton said the 33-year-old Pietersen appeared "disinterested" and "distracted" in the fifth Test of the 5-0 series defeat, and claimed in...
  • PCB objects to Stuart Broad's jibe at Saeed Ajmal's action May 25, 2014

    Pakistan cricket authorities on Saturday demanded the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) explain what disciplinary measures have been taken against Stuart Broad after he made a twitter jibe about the legitimacy of spinner Saeed Ajmal's action. Subhan Ahmed, chief operating officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said a letter...