INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

  • BCCI recommends Rohit Sharma for Arjuna award 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The BCCI on Sunday recommended dashing batsman Rohit Sharma for this year's Arjuna award. "The (Board of Control for Cricket in India) working committee recommended Rohit Sharma for the Arjuna award for the year 2015," its secretary Anurag Thakur said in a release. The Mumbai boy, who rewrote the world record...
  • Zimabawe ask PCB for financial incentives for touring players 6 hours 53 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe cricket union has managed to convince its players to tour Pakistan for the one-off limited overs series in May but have asked the Pakistan Cricket Board for special financial incentives for their players as well. According to sources in the PCB the ZCU after holding talks with its...
  • Sourav Ganguly gives away his BCCI pension to Ankit Keshri's family Yesterday

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to give away his BCCI pension for this year to the deceased Under-19 Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri's family. Ganguly has also decided to use the pension, which he will be getting in future years from the Board, to fund the treatment of injured...
  • Wriddhiman Saha deserves to replace MS Dhoni in Tests, says Virat Kohli Yesterday

    New Delhi: India's Test captain Virat Kohli feels that it will be difficult to replace someone like Mahendra Singh Dhoni but Wriddhiman Saha according to him "deserves" to don the big gloves for the national team for the "next five to six years". Asked about who according to him is ideal...
  • Rumours of rival cricket bodies unnerve boards Yesterday

    The International Cricket Council is on alert with rumours of a rival body doing the rounds since Essel Group, the Indian business giants, began registering companies with names that appear to be rival national cricket boards. Essel, the conglomerate behind the now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL), has registered companies such...
  • Takes time to fill up void created by Jayawardene, Sangakkara: Mathews 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With the yoeman service Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have given to Sri Lankan cricket for over a decade and a half, it would be difficult to find their replacements overnight, feels Angelo Mathews. "The retirement of Mahela Jayawardene and impending one of Kumar Sangakkara will certainly create a...
  • Zimbabwe touring India, Pakistan trip not confirmed 2 days ago

    Harare, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's cricket board says it will host India in July but won't confirm if it will become the first Test nation to play in Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus six years ago. Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Alistair Campbell said on Thursday that India and then...
  • Zimbabwe puts forth two conditions to tour Pakistan 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) has put forward two conditions to its Pakistani counterpart to undertake the tour to Pakistan next month to play a limited over series. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that the ZCU has put forth two conditions. First, a return tour to...
  • Kumar Sangakkara wants Kevin Pietersen to make England return 4 days ago

    London: Sri Lanka's batting great Kumar Sangakkara enjoyed his first experience of batting with Kevin Pietersen at English county side Surrey and said he wants England and Pietersen to settle matters which might help the English batsman find a way to return to international cricket. The pair spent 37 minutes together...
  • PCB to sell off regional teams for domestic structure 4 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) aims to sell off its affiliated regional teams to sponsors in a bid to improve its much maligned domestic structure and offer better pay incentives to domestic players. PCB chairman Shahryar Khan said the performances of the national team players in recent months was a...
  • Australian batsman Aaron Finch sidelined for three months 4 days ago

    Sydney: Australian one-day opening batsman Aaron Finch faces a three-month recovery after undergoing surgery for a left hamstring injury, cricket officials said on Wednesday. Finch was an invaluable member of Australia's recent World Cup winning team, hitting a match-winning century against England on the opening day of the tournament this year...
  • Banned Salman Butt to appear before ICC corruption unit 5 days ago

    Karachi: The 32-year-old opener was banned for ten years with five suspended conditionally along with Mohammad Asif (seven years with two suspended) and Mohammad Amir (five years) in a spot-fixing case in England in 2010. The trio and their agent Mazhar Majeed were also jailed in Britain for receiving money in...
  • Cricket South Africa launches Africa T20 Cup 5 days ago

    Johannesburg: In a bid to promote the game and nurture young talent in the continent, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a new tournament to be known as the Africa T20 Cup. The tournament featuring Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia, hosts South Africa and 12 CSA affiliates will run from September 4 to...
  • Ready to wait for Test call-up: David Miller 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The David Miller style of play is suited more to shorter formats but the big-hitting batsman dreams of playing Tests for South Africa to this date, having made a name for himself in five years of international cricket, complimented by a successful stint in the IPL. If Miller eventually...
  • Samuel Badree to mentor Australia's young spinners 5 days ago

    Bangalore: Samuel Badree, the West Indies legspinner who is currently the No. 1-ranked bowler in the ICC Twenty20 International rankings, will work with Australia's best young spin bowlers, a Cricket Australia release said on Tuesday. In all, 24 spinners including Cameron Boyce, who has played four T20Is for Australia, have been...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket accuses ICC of grave disruption 6 days ago

    Sri Lanka`s cricket board Monday accused the world governing body of "gravely" disrupting the sport in the island by withholding its share of proceeds from World Cup tournaments. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said last week it was withholding Sri Lanka`s share from the 2014 T20 World Cup and 2015 World...
  • Craig Kieswetter: A champion of Twenty20 cricket 6 days ago

    Kevin Pietersen migrated to England from his country of birth in protest against the quota system. Another South African born, snubbed by his provincial team, moved to England in 2006. Often compared to Pietersen, in batting style and aggressive stroke-play, but given nowhere near the recognition as the former England...
  • Former New Zealand cricketer Mathew Sinclair goes missing 1 week ago

    Napier: Former New Zealand cricketer Mathew Sinclair sparked a manhunt when he was found missing after a domestic incident. Police were summoned to the Hawke's Bay family house owned by Sinclair and his wife Tina on Saturday. It was believed Tina had called the police. The couple are currently going through...
  • Post Hudhud storm Vizag rooting for more matches April 18, 2015

    Visakhapatnam: CR Mohan, the media in-charge at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, was a busy man on October 11, 2014. He was setting things up for the third One-Day International between India and West Indies. News of Cyclone Hudhud was coming in, but nobody in the port...
  • Sri Lanka mulls options as ICC threatens to stop funds April 17, 2015

    Colombo: The appointment of an interim body to run Sri Lankan cricket is in tune with laws governing the island nation, the country's sports minister said on Friday. The move came a day after the International Cricket Council decided to investigate possible ministerial interference following the government's decision last month to...
  • Michael Clarke signs with Melbourne Stars in Big Bash league April 17, 2015

    Australia test skipper Michael Clarke will captain the Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash League for the next two seasons after not playing Twenty20 cricket for three years. The announcement was made on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where Clarke led Australia to victory over New Zealand in the World...
  • ICC Board meeting ends, will consider Najam Sethi as President April 16, 2015

    Dubai: The ICC on Thursday said it will consider the appointment of Pakistan's Najam Sethi for the post of the apex cricket body's president, left vacant following Mustafa Kamal's resignation, in the last week of June. This was decided at its second quarterly meeting at the ICC headquarters here. "The Board...
  • ICC looks into possible rule breach by Sri Lanka April 16, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council will seek an explanation from the Sri Lankan sports ministry for appointing an interim committee to run the country's cricket board. The ICC board, which met on Thursday, discussed whether the appointment of an interim committee in Sri Lanka Cricket "may be a breach of ICC's...
  • Money forced me to quit Zimbabwe and play county: Brendan Taylor April 16, 2015

    Nottingham: Former Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has said his decision to retire from international cricket and play for English county Nottinghamshire was primarily because of financial benefits. Taylor reportedly earned around 250 Australian dollars before tax for his World Cup efforts. In contrast, established county cricketers could expect to earn between...
  • N Srinivasan to remain ICC chairman till BCCI AGM April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Thursday said former president N Srinivasan will continue as the ICC chairman till September after which the Board will chalk a way forward at its Annual General Meeting. As per rules, the ICC chairman's post belongs to the BCCI representative for two years from...
  • Sachin Tendulkar inducted into Laureus Sports Academy April 15, 2015

    Shanghai: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was inducted as one of the five new members into the prestigious Laureus Sports Academy in a glittering annual award ceremony at the Shanghai Grand theatre on Wednesday. "It is a huge honour standing here, being a new member of the Laureus Academy. I never...
  • 31 all out but team still wins the match April 15, 2015

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties, and the statement once again proved itself on Tuesday when the cricket world saw an 'unlikeliest' of victories during a Premier Championship match in Sri Lanka. Riding on Asiri Karunaratne's magnificent 5 for 21, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, who opted to field,...
  • BCCI mulls appointing a consultant to strengthen ACSU April 14, 2015

    Kolkata: BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Monday, said the cricket Board was contemplating appointing a consultant with an impeccable reputation to strengthen the Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). "Already a full-fledged Anti Corruption Unit of the BCCI is in existence. However, in order to further strengthen the Anti Corruption Unit(IPL),...
  • Najam Sethi likely to take over as interim ICC president April 14, 2015

    Dubai: Najam Sethi, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) executive committee, is likely to become the International Cricket Council's (ICC) interim president, filling the post left vacant by Mustafa Kamal's resignation earlier this month. Sethi, who is currently in Dubai ahead of the ICC meeting, is a favourite to...
  • Mohammad Amir targets steady progress in Pakistan comeback April 14, 2015

    Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir's 23rd birthday celebrations were marred by a hamstring injury on Monday as the former prodigy downplayed hopes of a speedy international recall following a four-year ban for spot-fixing. Currently turning out for Omar Associates in Pakistan's Grade-II tournament, Amir, who has bagged an impressive 22 wickets in...