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  • Live Score: Perera fifty drives Sri Lanka forward 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis ENGLAND: Moeen Ali, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler...
  • Two outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus reported at duck farm in Kerala: OIE 19 hours 53 minutes ago

    Paris: India reported two outbreaks of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus at duck farms in the southern state of Kerala, the first occurrence of the disease since February this year, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. About 15,000 ducks died of the H5 strain of the...
  • 1st ODI: England, Sri Lanka begin World Cup tune-up Yesterday

    England will look to settle scores against Sri Lanka after their bad-tempered clash earlier this year when the two sides meet in a pre-World Cup one-day series from Wednesday. The seven-match tour has been spiced up by comments from England captain Alastair Cook that his team will try to exact revenge...
  • Angelo Mathews wants settled Sri Lanka for England series 5 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted in a woeful tour to India in which his team lost all five of its matches. Rival captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday that...
  • Alastair Cook seeks revenge in Sri Lanka 5 days ago

    London: England captain Alastair Cook on Thursday vowed to try and win a seven-match series in a tit-for-tat revenge against Sri Lanka ahead of next year's World Cup. Speaking to reporters at the start of the ODI series, seen as part of their preparations for next year's World Cup in Australia...
  • Mike Hussey to lead PM XI against England 6 days ago

    Canberra: Retired Australian cricketer Mike Hussey will once again take to the pitch - for one match, at least - when he captains a Prime Minister's XI side against England in January. The match will be played January 14 at Manuka Oval, four days before England's opening match of a one-day...
  • Wayne Rooney's double helps England thump Scotland 1 week ago

    England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headed the opener in a 3-1 win over Scotland as the visitors dominated a typically passionate Auld Enemy friendly at Celtic Park on Tuesday. Rooney took his tally to 46 in his 101st international to move within three goals of Bobby Charlton's...
  • England set for bumper South Africa tour November 17, 2014

    Cape Town: England will play four Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches on a 10-week tour of South Africa during the 2015/16 summer season. The schedule of matches was confirmed by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday, with the opening fixture a Boxing Day Test against the number one-ranked...
  • Leicester Cricket Club looking to tap South Asian talent November 16, 2014

    Leicester Cricket Club trying to get more South Asian players on course to play at the County level in England. ...
  • Wayne Rooney joins Jimmy Greaves on 44 goals with penalty against Slovenia November 16, 2014

    Wayne Rooney celebrated becoming the youngest player to win 100 caps for England with a second-half penalty that sparked his side's revival in a 3-1 win over Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on Saturday. The goal was Rooney's 44th for his country and drew him level with Jimmy...
  • Euro qualifiers: Centurion Rooney scores as England beats Slovenia; easy win for Spain November 16, 2014

    London: Wayne Rooney celebrated his 100th appearance for England by scoring in a 3-1 win over Slovenia, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted in his return for Sweden in a 1-1 draw at Montenegro in European Championship qualifiers on Saturday. Beside England's fourth win in as many games, Group E also saw San...
  • ODI winter primes England for World Cup success, says Alastair Cook November 15, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook believes a diet of nothing but one-day cricket this winter and the return of a number of rested key players will give England their best chance to win the World Cup. Having not played any form of cricket since a Twenty20 victory against India in early September,...
  • PCB asks Saeed Ajmal to work with Saqlain Mushtaq in England November 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has asked suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to remain in England to work further on improving his bowling action after he failed to clear an informal biomechanics test held last week. "Saeed (Ajmal) has been told to work further with Saqlain Mushtaq on his bowling action after...
  • Wayne Rooney 'considered quitting' at 14 November 15, 2014

    Watford: England captain Wayne Rooney has revealed that he considered turning his back on football at the age of 14 after becoming disillusioned with the game. The 29-year-old is due to make his 100th international appearance in a Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Slovenia on Saturday, when he will be...
  • Wayne Rooney is an England 'great', says Roy Hodgson November 15, 2014

    Wayne Rooney deserves to be thought of as an England great, national team manager Roy Hodgson said on Friday. The Manchester United striker is set to win his 100th cap against Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday, adding his name to an elite group of eight other players who...
  • England have put Kevin Pietersen row behind them, says Alastair Cook November 14, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook insisted on Friday the controversy over Kevin Pietersen's autobiography was well and truly in the past for his side ahead of their one-day international series in Sri Lanka. England fly out on Sunday for a seven-match series designed as part of their preparations for next...
  • English FA rejects FIFA ethics report over 2018 bid November 13, 2014

    England's Football Association has rejected the FIFA ethics committee report released on Thursday which said it harmed the image of world soccer's ruling body during the World Cup 2018 and 2022 bidding process. FIFA criticised England's bid for the 2018 tournament and suggested the FA had behaved improperly when trying to...
  • 'Proud' Wayne Rooney set to join 100 club for England November 13, 2014

    Having avoided the pitfalls suffered in early Euro 2016 qualifying matches by several other seeded countries, England will be confident of a fourth successive Group E victory at home to Slovenia on Saturday. While teams like Germany, holders Spain, the Netherlands and Portugal have all suffered unexpected defeats, Roy Hodgson's team...
  • ECB is jealous of IPL's success: Kevin Pietersen November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen says the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) feeling of jealousy against "Indian Premier League's (IPL) money" has resulted in its refusal to cut its own schedule and permit English cricketers to play in the lucrative tournament. Pietersen is of the opinion that England...
  • Sachin Tendulkar urges Indian players to follow his example November 9, 2014

    London: Sachin Tendulkar may have written off England's chances of winning next year's World Cup but that hasn't stopped the India great urging his compatriots to broaden their horizons with a spell in English county cricket. England have never won the World Cup in nearly 40 years of trying and, having...
  • Mark Ramprakash hired as England batting coach November 6, 2014

    Former England international Mark Ramprakash has been hired as batting coach for the national team with immediate effect. The 45-year-old Ramprakash, who played in 52 Tests in an 11-year international career, will coach across all formats starting in the one-day series against Sri Lanka this month. He has been working with England...
  • Injured James Anderson ruled out of Sri Lanka tour November 5, 2014

    James Anderson has been ruled out of England's one-day international series in Sri Lanka as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Tuesday. The 32-year-old pace bowler, who picked up the injury earlier this year, will not take...
  • Mark Ramprakash set to be hired as England batting coach: reports November 4, 2014

    London: Mark Ramprakash is set to be appointed as England batting coach this week, according to media reports on Monday. Ramprakash, 45, has been tipped to be Graham Gooch's successor after the former England opener was axed earlier this year. It is believed Ramprakash and the England and Wales Cricket Board...
  • Collingwood re-joining Scotland coaching staff for World Cup November 3, 2014

    Former England batsman Paul Collingwood will re-join the Scotland coaching staff ahead of next year's World Cup, Cricket Scotland confirmed on Monday. Collingwood, England's most capped one-day player, worked with Scotland as joint interim head coach at the start of the year and helped them secure their place at the tournament...
  • England is past now, hoping for Australia selection: Pankaj Singh November 1, 2014

    The summer of 2014 in England was nothing less than a nightmare for Pankaj Singh but the lanky pacer wants to bury the ghost and aim for better results. Conceding runs at a canter before taking his first Test wicket during the England tour earlier this year still haunts the pacer...
  • Ottis Gibson appointed England bowling coach on temporary basis October 31, 2014

    London: Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as a bowling coach for England on a temporary basis. Gibson will participate in a fast-bowling performance camp in South Africa this winter, his first involvement with the game since his departure as head coach of the West Indies in...
  • Stuart Broad denies Kevin Pietersen 'bullying' claims October 30, 2014

    England bowler Stuart Broad has dismissed claims by former teammate Kevin Pietersen that there was a bullying culture in the changing room during their time as international colleagues. In Pietersen's recently published autobiography, he alleges that Broad was a member of a group of senior players who abused less-experienced squad members...
  • Recovering Jonathan Trott named in England Lions squad October 28, 2014

    London: Jonathan Trott has been included in the England Lions squad for their tour to South Africa in January and February, marking his continuing recovery from a stress-related illness. Trott exited England's 2013 Ashes tour in Australia after one Test match due to the problem, but a comeback for his English...
  • When Dravid sent an email to Pietersen on how to play spin October 23, 2014

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen and India batting legend Rahul Dravid were team-mates for the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the Englishman in his recently launched autobiography 'KP', revealed that he sought Dravid's help on how to play spin and also...
  • 'Kevin Pietersen may never play in England again' October 17, 2014

    Ash, England: Kevin Pietersen may have played his last professional game of cricket in England, former international team mate Geraint Jones said on Thursday. South African-born batsman Pietersen, sacked by England at the start of the year, caused a storm of controversy this month when he attacked the national cricket board...