International Cricket

  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup 2015 for comeback 13 hours 59 minutes ago

    Pakistan's suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban 'good for the game': Darren Lehmann Yesterday

    Melbourne: Ahead of Australia's bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, coach Darren Lehman has said ICC's decision to ban spinner Saeed Ajmal is "good for the game". Lehmann-coached Australia will play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October. Describing the decision...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal's elbow extends beyond 40 degrees 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal failed his biomechanics test in Brisbane because his average elbow extension was more than double the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC. According to the test results, Ajmal's average delivery was around an astonishing 40 degrees extension. "There was a relatively small standard deviation of 2.5 degrees...
  • Suspended Ajmal to undergo remedial work on action 4 days ago

    Karachi: Suspended Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will start remedial work on his bowling action next week after it was deemed illegal, the country´s cricket chief said on Thursday. Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday after being reported during the Galle Test...
  • Six England players receive first central contracts 4 days ago

    London: Six players have been awarded central contracts by England for the first time, indicating the scale of the upheaval in the national team since the Ashes whitewash by Australia around the turn of the year. Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were among...
  • Ajmal's suspension: Witch-hunt or crusade by ICC? 5 days ago

    The ICC's pledge to hunt down suspect bowling actions from the game landed its biggest catch so far in Pakistan's top bowler Saeed Ajmal. ...
  • PCB seeks Saqlain Mushtaq's help to correct Saeed Ajmal action 5 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sought the help of former champion spinner Saqlain Mushtaq to enable Saeed Ajmal make a return to international cricket before the World Cup. "The PCB has contacted me to help and work with Ajmal," Saqlain confirmed on Wednesday from London. Saqlain is regarded as...
  • Bangladesh pacer Al-Amin Hossain reported for illegal action 5 days ago

    Dubai: Just a day after ace Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal was handed a bowling ban for illegal action, Bangladesh pacer Al-Amin Hossain has been reported for chucking during his side's 10-wicket loss against West Indies in St Vincent. With new and stringent rules in place, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is...
  • No quick technology fix for problem bowlers, says ICC 5 days ago

    Melbourne: The ICC is cautiously optimistic that wearable sensors can provide the technological breakthrough needed to stamp out illegal bowling actions but does not expect them to be ready for trial in matches before mid-2015. Geoff Allardice, the International Cricket Council's general manager of cricket, told Reuters in an interview on...
  • PCA chief apologises for his comments on Moeen Ali abuse 5 days ago

    London: The chief of England's Professional Cricketers' Association Angus Porter has profusely apologised for his comments that England cricketer Moeen Ali should have taken the abuse from the Indian fans during the one-off T20 International as a "compliment". In an interview on Tuesday with the Press Association, Porter said that it...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board not to appeal Saeed Ajmal suspension 5 days ago

    The Pakistan Cricket Board has retracted its decision to file an appeal for Saeed Ajmal, who believes he can overturn his suspension for an illegal bowling action on medical grounds. Ajmal was suspended by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday, and soon after, 80-year-old PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in Lahore...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban 6 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday advised his compatriot Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the ban slapped on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his illegal bowling action. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal alone at this testing time for...
  • ICC is biased towards Pakistani players: Abdul Qadir 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan spin great Abdul Qadir has lashed out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) after it imposed a ban on off-spinner Saeed Ajmal from playing in international cricket. "The ICC is biased towards Pakistani players. All its rules and penalties are only for our players," Qadir told PTI on Tueaday. But...
  • Pakistan bowling is finished without Ajmal: Rashid Latif 6 days ago

    Melbourne: The ban imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on spinner Saeed Ajmal for illegal bowling action is a deadly blow to Pakistan's 'threatening bowling' unit, feels former skipper Rashid Latif. Latif said on Tuesday that the ban was a major setback for the Pakistan team, which lacks quality spin...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban 6 days ago

    Karachi: Having been at the receiving end of chucking accusations during his playing days, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has advised Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the new protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on bowling actions. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal says elbow 'not usual', vows to play World Cup 6 days ago

    Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal blamed his illegal action on a "not usual" elbow and vowed to return by next year's World Cup after he was banned from international cricket on Tuesday. The world's top one-day bowler dismissed the International Cricket Council's indefinite ban, which followed tests in Brisbane, as "not an...
  • PCB to appeal against Ajmal's suspension 6 days ago

    Karachi: Stung by the suspension of Saeed Ajmal for an illegal bowling action, the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday said it would appeal against the ICC's decision. "The ban on Ajmal is a big blow to Pakistan cricket and we will appeal against the decision," PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said in...
  • Saeed Ajmal banned from bowling, ICC finds action illegal 6 days ago

    In a major blow to Pakistan cricket their leading offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been suspended by International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday for illegal bowling action with immediate effect. According to the analysis that revealed all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations. Saeed,...
  • Coming Soon: The Sachin Tendulkar Cup 1 week ago

    Talks are on in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to name a series after India's most iconic player till date - Sachin Tendulkar. According to a report in the The Asian Age, the BCCI is pondering over a series in the name of Tendulkar, with the move...
  • BCCI slams Ian Botham for hitting out at IPL September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: BCCI on Friday rubbished former England great Ian Botham's criticism of the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, saying he had no locus standi, and advised him to first get his facts right before commenting on the Twenty20 League. "Let him get his facts correct first. He has asked how the...
  • Craig McMillan confirmed as New Zealand's batting coach September 5, 2014

    Wellington: Former international player Craig McMillan was confirmed as New Zealand's batting coach on Thursday, after assuming the role on a temporary basis earlier this year. McMillan, who played 55 Tests and 197 one-day internationals for the Black Caps, has been given a two-year contract, New Zealand Cricket said in a...
  • I have framed photo of Bradman's all-time playing XI: Sachin Tendulkar September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday said that he has the photograph of the all-time Test playing XI, picked by Australian great Donald Bradman, framed at his home and he would always "treasure" it as the legend had included him in that team. "Coming back to the greatest compliment that...
  • Barabati Stadium to host T20 International instead of ODI for WI series September 4, 2014

    Cuttack: The Barabati Stadium will host the one off Twenty20 International between India and West Indies on October 22 instead of the scheduled third ODI on October 14, Orissa Cricket Association said. The Board has confirmed that the T20 which was originally scheduled in New Delhi will be held in Cuttack...
  • Ian Botham calls for end to Indian Premier League September 4, 2014

    London: England great Ian Botham said on Wednesday the Indian Premier League was "too powerful" for cricket's long-term good as he called for the lucrative Twenty20 domestic tournament to be scrapped. Delivering the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's, where he was once a ground-staff boy before going on...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography releasing on November 6 September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's "Playing It My Way - My Autobiography" will be released November 6, the publishers announced on Tuesday. "I knew that agreeing to write my story would need me to be completely honest, as that is the way I have always played the game. It would require...
  • Varun Aaron to train under Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India's fastest bowler Varun Aaron has started his 10-day training programme under Aussie legend Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tie-up between the BCCI and company. The BCCI, in a strategic tie-up with MRF, has announced a 10-day camp for some of the talented...
  • Robin Uthappa eyes India's opening slot with good show in new season September 1, 2014

    Bangalore: With Rohit Sharma nursing a finger injury and Shikhar Dhawan struggling with his form, India discard Robin Uthappa is eager to earn the opening slot in the national team with some good performances in the upcoming season, which ends with 2015 World Cup. "I think we can do with another...
  • India reclaim number one position in ICC ODI rankings September 1, 2014

    Dubai: India's dominating performance against England coupled with Australia's shock loss to Zimbabwe made India the sole number one team in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Monday. "World champion India have been confirmed as the number-one ranked side in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following Zimbabwe's three wickets...
  • West Indies Cricket Board not rushing to fill vacant spot for coach August 30, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive Michael Muirhead said that no decision has been made yet on who will fill the vacant post of Windies head coach and there will be no mad rush to find the candidate. Media reports in recent weeks have indicated that Mickey Arthur was...
  • Kohli, Root, Smith, Williamson 'Fab Four' of Tests: Martin Crowe August 29, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson are the new "fabulous four" of Test Cricket but will go through "teething problems" before shooting for the stars. Calling them "leading young bucks in Test cricket today", Crowe said - Williamson from...