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  • Afridi is best person to lead Pakistan in 2015 WC, says Malik 14 hours 57 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Shoaib Malik has said maverick allrounder Shahid Afridi is the best person to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. Malik, 32, said that if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to change the captain of the national one-day team it should...
  • David Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations Yesterday

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed satisfaction with preparations for next year's ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after receiving detailed updates in Melbourne and Wellington this week. The briefings and presentations took place in the two host cities from August 25 to 27 followed by venue...
  • England fined for maintaining slow over-rate in Cardiff Yesterday

    Cardiff: As if the loss was not enough, England's cricketers were fined 10 per cent of their match fees while their skipper Alastair Cook was docked 20 per cent of his earnings for maintaining a slow over-rate in the second one-dayer against India. "Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of...
  • Banned Butt, Asif could face problems convincing ICC 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif could face problems convincing the ICC to put aside their suspension periods when they complete their five-year ban term in August 2015. Reliable sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have told PTI that while the board was preparing to make a...
  • Pakistan cricket authorities prepared for worst in Ajmal case 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket authorities are prepared for the worst possible scenario in the Saeed Ajmal bowling action case. An official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday that Ajmal had joined the Pakistan squad in Sri Lanka for the final one-day international. "We have been told we will be...
  • Spinners will find it tough in World Cup 2015: Michael Hussey 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Even as the teams get ready for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Michael Hussey has predicted that spin will not play much of a part in the mega-tournament and only "mystery spinners" like Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine have a chance of succeeding. "We have got...
  • Mithali Raj remains number one batswoman in ICC rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: India captain Mithali Raj has retained the top spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) women's rankings for batters. Mithali maintained her reign on the top with scores of 34 and 30, respectively, to be the second-highest run-scorer for her side in the series India lost 0-2 in England. Her...
  • England have no hope at World Cup, says Graeme Swann 4 days ago

    London: England have no hope of winning next year's World Cup because of their "old-fashioned" approach to the one-day game, according to former spinner Graeme Swann. Swann, who retired from international cricket during the 5-0 Ashes series defeat in Australia in December, believes the one-day team need to do away with...
  • 'Boss' Duncan Fletcher will lead India into World Cup, says MS Dhoni 5 days ago

    Bristol: Ending speculation about coach Duncan Fletcher's role in the five one-dayers against England, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said that the Zimbabwean will stay as "boss" of the team until the 2015 World Cup. After the 1-3 Test debacle, Team India witnessed a major reshuffle on the coaching...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be tested on Monday 5 days ago

    Dubai: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspect bowling action will be tested at the Cricket Australia National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on Monday and the result will be declared in about two weeks time, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Sunday. The ICC clarified the procedures that will...
  • Afghanistan coach pleased with 2015 ICC World Cup preparations August 21, 2014

    Karachi: Afghanistan's cricket coach Kabir Khan on Wednesday said the team was on course for next year's World Cup and looking forward to touring Australia and New Zealand next month. Afghanistan earned a maiden berth in the 50-over World Cup to cap a remarkable rise which saw them graduating from...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 1-3 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 1-3 demolition at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...
  • Mahela Jayawardene still chasing World Cup dream August 18, 2014

    Colombo: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene left the Test scene on Monday vowing to devote his energies towards helping Sri Lanka win another 50-over World Cup next year in Australia and New Zealand. Sri Lanka last won the World Cup in 1996 and were beaten in the final in 2007 and 2011....
  • Lord's set to welcome ICC World Cup trophy August 17, 2014

    Dubai: The most coveted prize in cricket, the World Cup trophy is scheduled to arrive at Lord's on Monday and it will be welcomed by England ODI vice-captain Eoin Morgan along with representatives of ECB, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the ICC. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will commence on...
  • IPL Scandal: Srinivasan, Meiyappan questioned by Mudgal Committee August 17, 2014

    ICC chairman and BCCI's president-in-exile N Srinivasan and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan were among those who were on Saturday questioned by Supreme Court appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal panel members in relation to the IPL-6 betting and spot-fixing case. Senior IPS officer BB Misra, who is also a Deputy DG of Narcotics...
  • Captain Misbah backs Ajmal to come clean on suspect action August 13, 2014

    Pakistan are not worried about Saeed Ajmal's reporting for a suspect bowling action and are confident that the ace off-spinner will be cleared, captain Misbah-ul-Haq said. Match officials reported Ajmal to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a suspect bowling action following the first Test defeat by Sri Lanka in Galle...
  • Proteas opener Dean Elgar reprimanded after hitting stumps August 13, 2014

    Harare: South Africa opener Dean Elgar has been reprimanded for reacting angrily to his dismissal on the fourth day of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday. Edgar, who hit a stump with his bat after being cleaned up by Zimbabwean medium-pacer Tendai Chatara during South Africa's 41-run winning...
  • Sangakkara, Ashwin reclaim top spots in ICC Test rankings August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the number-one Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the allrounder's list. Ashwin has displaced South Africa's Vernon Philander as the...
  • Saeed Ajmal reported for suspected illegal bowling action August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's seven-wicket loss in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium on Sunday. The off-spinner must undergo testing within 21 days, an ICC media release said Monday. The match officials' report, which...
  • 'Srinivasan made India a laughing stock with pushgate' August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India became a "laughing stock" during the Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson incident because of the timidity of BCCI president in-exile N Srinivasan, who played a "puppet" fearing a backlash from the England and Australia boards, CAB secretary Aditya Verma said on Saturday. "With N Srinivasan playing puppet, the Jadeja-Anderson issue...
  • Uthappa hopeful of securing a berth in India's Cricket World Cup team August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Having had a poor run in the recently concluded India A team's tour of Australia where he failed to make a mark, discarded opener Robin Uthappa is now eyeing the Ranji Trophy to make his case for a berth in the Indian squad for the next year's World Cup...
  • 'Srinivasan played in ECB hands in Anderson-Jadeja spat' August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India became a "laughing stock" during the Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson incident because of the timidity of BCCI president in-exile N Srinivasan, who played a "puppet" fearing a backlash from the England and Australia boards, CAB secretary Aditya Verma said on Saturday. "With N Srinivasan playing puppet, the Jadeja-Anderson issue...
  • India to renew bilateral series with Pakistan in 2015: N Srinivasan August 9, 2014

    India and Pakistan will end their cricketing stalemate as both countries will renew their rivalry with a bilateral Test series in December 2015 as per reports. It is highely unlikely of India travelling to Pakistan as in the recent years UAE have been hosting matches. In the ICC's Future Tours Programme,...
  • ICC TV rights likely to see bidding wars August 8, 2014

    A top Indian corporate, and an international news broadcaster of repute are in the fray for the ICC Broadcast rights, learns CNN-IBN. ...
  • No plans to revamp ICC Code of Conduct for players, says N Srinivasan August 8, 2014

    Chennai: ICC chairman N. Srinivasan on Friday made it clear that the apex cricket body was "not considering" a complete overhaul in the 'Code of Conduct' for players, which has become a subject of debate following the infamous James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja 'Pushgate' incident. "We are not considering revamping ICC Code of...
  • BCCI to seek revamp of ICC Code of Conduct: Sanjay Patel August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: As James Anderson escaped any sort of censure for the 'pushgate' incident involving him and Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) feels it is time that the ICC Code of Conduct undergoes a complete revamp. "As I see it the ICC Code of Conduct needs to be revamped or...
  • ICC rejects BCCI's plea August 6, 2014

    The ICC has decided not to appeal against the not guilty verdict handed to James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja in the pushing case from first Test at Trent Bridge in the ongoing five-match series. ...
  • ICC takes initiative to develop umpires' communication skills August 6, 2014

    With increasing involvement of third umpire in making correct decisions, the ICC wants to start an uniform programme for all member countries, including India, to develop their communication skills by taking help from the British Council. The ICC's Umpire Performance and Training Manager, Simon Taufel, had sought the help of the...
  • ICC rejects BCCI's plea against the James Anderson verdict August 6, 2014

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided not to appeal against the not guilty verdict handed to James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja in the pushing case from first Test at Trent Bridge in the ongoing five-match series. After assessing the content of the decision, the ICC is satisfied with the reasons...