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  • European Central Bank hacked, blackmailed 5 days ago

    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...
  • Broad risks sanction over Ajmal comments May 23, 2014

    England's Stuart Broad has risked disciplinary action after appearing to question the legitimacy of Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal's action. Ajmal is currently playing for English county Worcestershire. He took 13 wickets in the Midlands side's recent County Championship win over Essex, including a career-best seven for 19 in the second...
  • Ready to be held accountable: Lou Vincent May 23, 2014

    Wellington: Disgraced New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, who stands accused of fixing two county matches in England, said he is ready to be held accountable for his actions and has not made a plea bargain to escape tough punishment. In a statement issued through his lawyer Chris Morris, Vincent said he...
  • ECB chief explains exit of 'frustrating' Pietersen May 23, 2014

    London: England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton gave his most detailed explanation yet on Thursday for the controversial decision to end the international career of the "frustrating" Kevin Pietersen. The South Africa-born batsman, England's leading run scorer across all formats, was sensationally axed from the national set-up following...
  • ECB charges Lou Vincent and Naved Arif for match-fixing in county cricket May 22, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under its Anti-Corruption code, the ruling body said on Thursday. Former New Zealand batsman Vincent has been charged with 14 offences relating to two Sussex matches in August 2011 - a Twenty20 game...
  • Alastair Cook 'incredibly worried' by fixing row May 19, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook revealed his growing concern regarding the prevalence of spot-fixing within cricket on Monday, as fresh evidence of corruption came to light. Cook's comments followed hot on the heels of reports in the British media that Brendon McCullum, the captain of New Zealand, had told the International Cricket...
  • England recall Carberry to Twenty20, one-day squads for SL series May 13, 2014

    London: Michael Carberry was recalled to limited overs duty by England on Tuesday after being named in both the Twenty20 and one-day international squads to play Sri Lanka. England's 13-man Twenty20 squad, captained by Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan in the absence of the injured Stuart Broad for a lone match against...
  • Pakistan appoint Mushtaq Ahmed as spin coach May 12, 2014

    Lahore: Mushtaq Ahmed has left his role as England spin-bowling coach to take up a similar position with Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that Mushtaq, who played 52 Tests for the country, will join their coaching set-up with immediate effect. Mushtaq had been working with England for the past...
  • Cardiff to host 2015 Ashes opener May 12, 2014

    England's bid to regain the Ashes next year will begin with the first Test at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. Cardiff, which also hosted the Ashes opener in 2009, will get the five-Test series underway from July 8-12 with matches following at Lord's,...
  • Danish Kaneria vows to fight on despite setback May 7, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has refused to give up on his efforts to get the life ban imposed on him by the England Cricket Board removed even after a commercial High Court in London dismissed his appeal. Instead Kaneria challenged the ECB to go public with the evidence against...
  • Danish Kaneria's appeal against life ban fails May 6, 2014

    London: Former Essex and Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria has failed in his bid to overturn a life ban from cricket for breaking anti-corruption rules. Kaneria was banned for life in 2012 by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on charges of inducing his Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield to bowl deliberately...