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  • Bangladesh, Zimbabwe begin Test series to avoid last rank Yesterday

    Mirpur: Nobody likes to be last. That adds extra spice to the three-Test cricket series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe beginning at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday. In the 10-team Test rankings, Zimbabwe are ninth, and Bangladesh 10th. Whoever loses the series will be 10th. "The ranking issue is there but more than...
  • ICC 20 years too late to act on chucking: Michael Holding Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former West Indies great Michael Holding is happy that ICC is finally coming down hard on bowlers with suspect action but he feels that the game's governing body is "20 years too late" in executing a clampdown on suspected chuckers. "Twenty years too late! We have had a lot...
  • Skipper Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding Yesterday

    New Delhi: Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not "innovative and proactive enough as captain, especially in Tests" although India would remain a strong contender to retain their World Cup title in Australia next year. Holding believes that captaining the Indian ODI team is "not...
  • India need to rework strategy for World Cup defence 2 days ago

    All those who believe that India's best suit in cricket are the shorter formats, may have been shell-shocked watching the World Champions lose the first of their five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies, that too in their backyard. Before going into the match nothing suggested that India could be...
  • ICC 'concerned' by India-West Indies dispute 3 days ago

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed its concern about the dispute between the Indian and West Indian cricket boards but says it is powerless to intervene. The ICC released a statement on Wednesday saying it was closely following the case and would discuss the dispute next month but did not...
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board appeals against reduced Ashraful ban 3 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi and international cricket authorities have jointly appealed against a reduced match ban for former captain Mohammad Ashraful for match-fixing, an official said on Wednesday. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) lodged the appeal this week after a ban imposed on the one-time prodigy was...
  • JP Duminy reflects South African World Cup confidence 3 days ago

    Wellington: South Africa is poised to take over the top ranking in international limited-overs cricket and allrounder JP Duminy says the Proteas are "comfortable" with the way they are tracking toward next year's World Cup. Duminy scored 58 not out in South Africa's emphatic six-wicket win over New Zealand to open...
  • Hagley Oval approved for World Cup 2015 opener 4 days ago

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council has given final approval to Christchurch's Hagley Oval to host the opening match of next year's World Cup. The Oval is New Zealand's newest international cricket ground, constructed since the 2011 earthquake which devastated the South Island town, killing 185 people. While Hagley Oval was provisionally awarded...
  • BCCI to write to ICC about West Indies Cricket Board's conduct 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will write to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apprise the world body about the conduct of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), whose team cancelled the tour of India mid-way last week. "We will write to the ICC informing them...
  • Australia aim for top Test spot in series against Pakistan 4 days ago

    Dubai: Australia have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face host Pakistan in the two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which starts on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here. A two-nil series win over Pakistan will lift Michael...
  • Roshan Mahanama is fourth match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs 4 days ago

    Dubai: Roshan Mahanama became the latest member of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) elite panel of match referees to reach the 200-mark milestone in One-Day Internationals (ODI) when he officiated the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Tuesday. A former captain and member of...
  • Virat Kohli climbs to 2nd, Bhuvneshwar in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings 5 days ago

    Dubai: Benefitting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career. Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in the final match, in...
  • Cricket Australia sets up amnesty period to report fixing suspicions 6 days ago

    Melbourne: In a first of its kind initiative, Cricket Australia has decided to establish an amnesty period for its players to report corruption-related suspicions in an effort to weed out match fixing in the game and shady characters behind it. Cricketers face bans of up to five years if they are...
  • Twenty20 cricket good for the sport, says Azhar Mahmood 6 days ago

    Dubai: Former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood on Sunday said he disagreed that Twenty20 cricket was spoiling younger generations of batsmen and is a threat to Test and one-day cricket. The 39-year-old was speaking at the launch of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) nine-day camp in the United Arab Emirates for young...
  • Too late to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan captain: Inzamam-ul-Haq 6 days ago

    With the word divided on Pakistan's leadership in the 2015 World Cup between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Aridi, former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that it's too late to meddle with the national captaincy with just over a 100 days remaining for the showpiece event. "I think Pakistan should now continue with Misbah as...
  • World Cup captains say handling pressure will be key to winning in Australia 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Defending Team India's often-criticised character of crumbling under pressure, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that the current side is better adept in responding to difficult situations than before. "In 2003, we lost to the best Australian side under Ricky Ponting. But today, the Indian team won't buckle under pressure,"...
  • India-Australia final ideal for 2015 World Cup: Ricky Ponting 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29. "A final between Australia and India will be the...
  • Healthy team environment saw India lift 2011 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Apart from a strong team, a healthy team environment was crucial for India's title triumph at the 2011 World Cup, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Saturday. "During the 2011 World Cup, our team was really strong. But the most important factor was the healthy team environment we had within...
  • Pakistan will struggle in World Cup: Aamir Sohail 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Aamir Sohail on Saturday predicted that Pakistan will have tough time in the cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year as the team does not have quality back-up players. "Pakistan team is not playing well. We don't have back up players and that's...
  • ICC backs new testing methods for chucking 1 week ago

    Dubai: Seeking to address doubts raised by the University of Western Australia (UWA), the ICC on Saturday defended its recent drive against chucking and its processes of identifying, testing bowlers with suspect actions. UWA was formerly the sole bio-mechanical testing centre for bowling actions and it has raised doubts over the...
  • Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag won't feature in 2015 World Cup: Ganguly 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday ruled out Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh's chances of staging a comeback to the Indian team for next year's ODI World Cup. "It will be difficult for Sehwag and Yuvraj to play in this World Cup. Because World Cup is so near and...
  • Ishant Sharma should be India's key bowler in World Cup 2015, says Allan Border 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Terming India's prospects as very strong in the 2015 World Cup, former Australia captain Allan Border said that a fit Ishant Sharma should be a key bowler for the Men in Blue Down Under. Paceman Ishant, who was included in India's ODI squad against the West Indies after Mohit...
  • Sri Lanka identifies 85 school bowlers with suspect action October 17, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has identified 85 school cricketers bowling with suspected illegal actions in its campaign to clean up the cradle of the sport in the country. The bowlers include 60 spinners and 25 seamers, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Thursday. Sri Lanka boasts of a strong schools cricket...
  • Hope ISL team owners Dhoni and Kohli focused only on cricket World Cup October 16, 2014

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is adept at the balancing acts. Outside cricket, he has unmatched passion for guns and motorbikes but hardly ever has that affected his game or leadership on the field. However, the serious business of investing in the world's most followed game may demand a different,...
  • Dhoni must stay captain till 2015 World Cup, says Ganguly October 15, 2014

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership. While India's overseas record under Dhoni isn't anything to boast about, Ganguly feels the time is not right to think about a possible successor. "Not till...
  • India losing it's grip over cricket market? October 15, 2014

    India has long dominated the international cricket market with the BCCI controlling majority of the International Cricket Council's revenues. But it might not be the case anymore. According to a media report, ICC's media rights deal shows that India's contribution to world cricket has fallen considerably. "After Star won the ICC...
  • 'Darrell Hair has gone mad,' says angry Harbhajan Singh October 15, 2014

    An enraged Harbhajan Singh has slammed former ICC umpirer Darrell hair for his remark "role models for chuckers" directed at him, Saqlain Mushtaq and Muttiah Muralitharan after ICC's recent clamp down on illegal bowling action leading to bans on a number of bowlers. "This is too much. Hair is...
  • De Villiers says New Zealand among World Cup favourites October 15, 2014

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers says co-host New Zealand ranks among the favourites to win next year's Cricket World Cup. De Villiers told a news conference on Wednesday, on his team's arrival in New Zealand for a series of three one-day internationals, that familiarity with local conditions would make New...
  • Afridi backs Misbah as skipper for next World Cup October 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board moved to end a controversy surrounding the captaincy of the national team and issued a statement by Shahid Afridi in which the allrounder threw his weight behind struggling Misbah-ul- Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. The board said in a late night release that...
  • India have a good chance of defending World Cup: Sourav Ganguly October 14, 2014

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title in 2015 to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. "India have got a good chance of defending the World Cup. They are a very good One-Day International (ODI) side...