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  • We don't pick commentators, clarifies ICC July 6, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday made it clear that it had nothing to do with the absence of former Indian captain Ravi Shastri from the panel of commentators for last month's ICC Champions Trophy in England. An Indian newspaper on Saturday reported that Shastri was not included in...
  • Pak masseur was sent back from CT 13 for sexual harassment July 4, 2013

    Karachi: A Pakistan cricket team masseur was sent back from the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 after being accused of sexually harassing a female worker at the London hotel, where the players stayed during the event, a source has claimed. According to details, the masseur Malang Ali was sent back with the...
  • Misbah hopes Pakistan can rebuild after Champions Trophy flop July 1, 2013

    Lahore: Skipper Misbah-ul Haq put a brave face on Monday on Pakistan's miserable collapse at the Champions Trophy, believing the team can overcome serious weaknesses to rebuild for the 2015 World Cup. Pakistan crashed out of the eight-team Champions Trophy last month, losing all three matches as their batsmen flopped once...
  • Inzamam denies being offered Pakistan's batting coach job July 1, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq has denied reports that he is in line to take over as the national team's batting coach after team's poor show in the recent Champions Trophy in England. "This time no one from the Pakistan Cricket Board has contacted me as yet regarding the batting...
  • Champions Trophy win great for Indian cricket post IPL scandal: Dravid June 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Former skipper Rahul Dravid on Thursday hailed the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team's triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy and said this was a much-needed shot in the arm for Indian cricket in the aftermath of the IPL spot-fixing scandal. "I think we needed a good positive story. We needed some...
  • Pakistan will bounce back from CT debacle: Ajmal June 26, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal believes the national team has the ability to bounce back from its recent abysmal performance in the ICC Champions Trophy. "Don't write us off. We know people are very disappointed with our performance in England but we will make amends by performing better in the coming...
  • Fletcher should be credited for India's win: Sanjay Jha June 26, 2013

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Team India has now won every ICC championship under the Sun. So is this the best Indian team ever? Cricketnext founder Sanjay Jha joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the matter. Q. Is this team suited to play test in overseas condition? Asked by: Jugal ...
  • Indian selectors' foresight brought the Champions Trophy home June 26, 2013

    When MS Dhoni and his boys - clad in white ICC jackets - held the Champions Trophy aloft, a certain five men did their own set of high-fives for taking decisions in the best interest of Indian cricket. The Indian selectors deserve a fair share of the applause Team India...
  • Unfair to compare Dhoni with former captains: Ex-cricketers June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar and other ex-cricketers on Tuesday said in unison that one should refrain from drawing comparison between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his predecessors, insisting instead to rejoice India's success in the ICC Champions Trophy. Dhoni is now the only captain in the world to win all...
  • Dhoni has done wonders to Indian cricket: Ganguly June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Preferring to stay away from comparisons, former skipper Sourav Ganguly says current captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has done "wonders to Indian cricket" and is poised to lead the country in the 2015 World Cup. Dhoni once again lived up to the billing by leading India to ICC Champions Trophy...
  • 'Sir' Jadeja's brand value on the rise after CT success June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: He has improved by leaps and bounds in the last one year and Ravindra Jadeja's on-field exploits has certainly helped him attract the attention of major corporate houses. Jadeja, who got the prestigious 'Golden Ball' for ending up as the highest wicket-taker in India's victorious Champions Trophy campaign, has...
  • India had a balanced squad: Rahul Dravid June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Rahul Dravid today lauded Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s men for their 'brilliant' title triumph in the Champions Trophy, saying 'right balance' and 'fantastic' fielding helped them claim the prestigious title in England. India enjoyed an undefeated run in the tournament as they clinched the title with...
  • India must keep good vibrations flowing in the West Indies June 25, 2013

    One of the most compelling aspects of watching a team on a roll is waiting for it to be stopped. India have just won five matches in a row in the ICC Champions Trophy, the last of which narrowly won them the trophy in Birmingham on Sunday. India entered the...
  • England deserve the 'chokers' tag more than South Africa do June 25, 2013

    In cricket, South Africa and the term 'chokers' have become synonymous with the other. They are notorious for throwing away matches which they are expected to win. This might be true on some occasions - their 1999 World Cup semi-final against Australia being one - but not every time. But...
  • India dominate Champions Trophy team of tournament June 24, 2013

    London: Winners India provided five players in the Champions Trophy team of the tournament announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday. World Cup holders India added another 50-over title to their collection, albeit in a match reduced by rain to 20 overs per side, when they beat hosts England...
  • British media lauds Dhoni's leadership in India's CT triumph June 25, 2013

    London: British media on Monday lauded India for claiming the Champions Trophy, describing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men as the most "vibrant" side and "deserved" winners of the prestigious title. India eked out a tense five-run win over the hosts to win the last edition of the tournament. Almost all the British...
  • Ravindra Jadeja achieves career-best third in ODI rankings June 24, 2013

    Birmingham: Ravindra Jadeja attained a career-best third spot in the ODI bowlers and allrounders' list a day after India lifted the ICC Champions Trophy that strengthen their position as the number one ranked team on the ODI Championship table in the latest rankings released on Monday. India, having entered the...
  • Dhawan values his wicket a lot more now: Laxman June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: His talent was unquestionable but Shikhar Dhawan's success can be attributed to the fact that he has started to value his wicket a lot more, feels former batsman VVS Laxman. "I have known him for many years. He is a talented and skillful player. He has done really well...
  • Dhawan, Jadeja, Kohli are India's nucleus for 2015 WC: Bedi June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Monday hailed the brilliant performance of the Indian team in the Champions Trophy and said the "nucleus" of the squad that will represent India in the 2015 World Cup is ready. "This tournament has given us an idea about what will be...
  • BCCI awards Rs 1 crore to each member of Indian team June 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced that each member of the Indian team will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 1 crore for winning the Champions Trophy on Sunday night. Led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India beat England by five runs in a...
  • Indian players thank fans over Twitter June 24, 2013

    Birmingham: Overwhelmed by the support from the Indian fans at the Champions Trophy, newly crowned winners thanked the large crowd turning up for the final encounter against hosts at Birmingham. "Yehhhhhhhhh boyyyy.. Champion love the support in England .. Thanks to every one.. Enjoy the win guys..," Suresh Raina tweeted. India won...
  • Indian greats laud young Team India for CT success June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The cricket fraternity on Monday hailed the Indian team's "tremendous achievement" of winning the ICC Champions Trophy with some former players raising a toast for captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ability to "rise from the ashes" and instill confidence in his young teammates. Former players spoke highly of the young...
  • Champions Trophy: Cometh the hour, cometh 'Sir' Ravindra Jadeja June 24, 2013

    A few months ago, Ravindra Jadeja created a buzz among the Indian social media with his 'Sir' tag. But skipper MS Dhoni's favourite was keen to make his mark on the team and prove everyone wrong and has done that emphatically. Be it Test matches or the shorter formats of...
  • Key factors behind India's triumphant Champions Trophy June 24, 2013

    The just-concluded ICC Champions Trophy had loads of thrills and spills, especially for Indian fans as the Men in Blue clinched their second consecutive major ICC title. The rain-curtailed final against England was no cake-walk for India, with the match going down to the wire but the Indians got there...
  • Champions Trophy: Best team in the tournament won June 24, 2013

    CNN-IBN panel of experts feel Team India by far the best team in the Champions Trophy and they handled the pressure very well. ...
  • Cook insists CT final loss won't cause Ashes hangover June 24, 2013

    Birmingham: England captain Alastair Cook voiced confidence that his side can banish the pain of the Champions Trophy final loss to India for their defence of the Ashes. England, still to win a global one-day international title after what was their fifth defeat in a final, were 110 for four come...
  • Ravindra Jadeja awarded with the Golden Ball June 24, 2013

    Birmingham: Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja was declared the man of the match of the ICC Champions Trophy final against England and was also given the 'golden ball' for picking the most number of wickets - 12, in the tournament. The left-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 33 off 25 balls, which included two...
  • Graeme Smith congratulates India on Champions Trophy win June 24, 2013

    Birmingham: South Africa's Test team captain Graeme Smith congratulated India for winning the ICC Champions Trophy, saying India were the best team in the tourney. "Best team in tournament congrats @msdhoni and India," tweeted Smith, after India beat England by five runs to win the final Champions Trophy here at Edgbaston...
  • I was quite nervous: Ishant Sharma June 24, 2013

    Birmingham: Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, whose 18th over proved to be the turning point in the ICC Champions Trophy final, said Sunday that he was "quite nervous" when things were not going India's way during the match. England needed 28 runs from the last three overs with middle order batsmen Ravi...