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  • Phillip Hughes' death hard to digest: Nari Contractor 13 hours 50 minutes ago

    More than five decades after his near-fatal head injury in the Caribbean, former India captain Nari Contractor could not believe Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes lost his life despite wearing a helmet. The left-handed Contractor was stuck on the skull by a Charlie Griffith bouncer in a practice match against Barbados during...
  • Indian team expresses condolence at Phillip Hughes' sad demise 15 hours 35 minutes ago

    Adelaide: The Indian cricket team expressed its deepest condolences at the tragic demise of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to his injuries at a Sydney hospital after being hit by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shiled match. "The touring Indian team joins the cricketing fraternity across the world in offering...
  • ICC condoles Phillip Hughes's death 15 hours 43 minutes ago

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Thursday offered its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to his head injuries that he sustained during a domestic match in Sydney on Tuesday. "We are all shocked and saddened with the news of Phillip's passing. On...
  • Cricketing fraternity condoles Phillip Hughes' sad demise 16 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The cricket fraternity from across the globe reacted with shock and sadness at the sad demise of Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who succumbed to his injuries in Sydney after being hit by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shiled match. The 25-year-old cricketer, who was in contention for a Test...
  • 10 fatal and near-fatal injuries on the cricket field 17 hours 9 minutes ago

    It's a sad day for the sporting world as Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes succumbed to the head injury he suffered while batting in a Sheffield Shield match at the Syndey Cricket Ground three days ago. The 25-year-old South Australia batsman was trying to make a comeback to the Australia Test...
  • Obituary: RIP Phillip Hughes, Baggy Green 408 17 hours 23 minutes ago

    Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will forever be remembered as one of Australian cricket's free spirits. A pugnacious left-hander brimming with self-confidence, his life was tragically cut short when he was hit on the head by a ball and never regained consciousness. The violent manner of his death has...
  • Reactions to the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes 17 hours 37 minutes ago

    Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during a domestic match. Australian Primer Minister Tony Abbott led a flood of tributes for the 25-year-old. "His death is a very sad day for cricket and a heartbreaking day...
  • Helmet safety in the spotlight after Phillip Hughes tragedy 17 hours 55 minutes ago

    Former Australia cricketer Bryce McGain wore a new, safety-conscious helmet for a series of televised one-day matches a few years ago - and quickly found himself the butt of commentator and player jibes. "They explained the technology and I liked the idea that it was safer," McGain said of the futuristic-looking...
  • Cricket Australia offers condolences at the sad demise of Phillip Hughes 18 hours 2 minutes ago

    Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match. Cricket Australia released the following statement from team doctor Peter Brukner announcing the 25-year-old's death. "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short...
  • Hughes' blow a cruel example of cricket's risks 18 hours 44 minutes ago

    London: Phillip Hughes' sickening injury was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers faced by batsmen confronting bowlers propelling a five-and-a-half ounce 'missile' at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. Despite wearing a helmet, Australian left-hander Hughes was left in a critical condition after being hit on the base...
  • Phil Hughes' condition unchanged, critical: Australia team doctor Yesterday

    Australia cricketer Phil Hughes was still fighting for his life on Wednesday as family and friends kept vigil at his hospital bedside. Hughes remains in an induced coma after undergoing emergency surgery on Tuesday when he was struck in the head by a bouncer, a devastating blow that experts likened to...
  • Fast bowlers rush to Sean Abbott's defence after Hughes blow Yesterday

    As the global cricket community prays for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes' recovery from a severe head injury, fast bowlers rushed to the defence of Sean Abbott, whose short-pitched ball struck the batsman and left him fighting for his life. Abbott and his New South Wales team-mates received counselling on Wednesday, while...
  • Phillip Hughes wished speedy recovery by Team India Yesterday

    Adelaide: The Indian cricket team has extended its best wishes to injured Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes and his family and prayed for his speedy recovery. South Australia's Hughes was on Tuesday, hit on the head by a bouncer bowled by New South Wales fast bowler Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield...
  • PCB to seek proper feedback on Mohammad Aamir's return Yesterday

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has made it clear that he would seek proper feedback before taking any decision on banned pacer Mohammad Aamir's return to the national team. The PCB chief moved to play down the impression that the Board had taken a final decision to...
  • ICC refuses to review Danish Kaneria's life ban 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner, Danish Kaneria has lost another bid to get his life ban reviewed with the International Cricket Council (ICC) refusing to take up his case. Kaneria told PTI that he had sent a letter to the ICC with his case documents requesting them to review the life ban...
  • We should be allowed back, says Pakistan pacer Asif 4 days ago

    Karachi: Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif is anguished and disappointed that some former cricketers are against the idea of letting players banned for spot-fixing return to the game after being reformed and rehabilitated. Earlier this week a statement by former captain Rameez Raja set tongues wagging when he questioned the wisdom...
  • Sydney club probed for declaring early to give Clarke batting time 4 days ago

    Michael Clarke's Sydney cricket club is being probed for declaring at 17-0 during a local game on Sunday and claiming it was to boost the injured Australian captain's chances of batting time before the first Test against India next month. Clarke is racing to be fit for the Dec. 4 opener...
  • Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers advance in rankings 5 days ago

    Dubai: Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers progressed in the Test rankings following their drawn second Test, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) release on Saturday. Sarfraz Ahmed jumped to a career-best ranking of 18 in the Test batting rankings following his scores of 112 and 24 not out against...
  • Glenn McGrath was my nemesis, says Brian Lara 6 days ago

    Sydney: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara on Thursday identified Glenn McGrath as his "nemesis" after being dismissed by the Australian pacer on several occasions during his playing days. "Yes, I can identify (Glenn) McGrath as being my nemesis. He got me out however many times," Lara was quoted as saying...
  • Richard Hadlee says spot-fixing is biggest threat to cricket 6 days ago

    Christchurch: As corruption in cricket continues to come under scrutiny in India, legendary New Zealand cricketer Richard Hadlee says spot-fixing is the "greatest crisis" the game faces and it needs to be dealt with severe penalties. The iconic sportsman, 63, met this visiting IANS correspondent at the newly-built Hadlee Pavilion of...
  • Afghanistan keen to play in Pakistan for reviving international cricket November 18, 2014

    Karachi: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is willing to send its national team to Pakistan to play One-Day Internationals (ODI) with the hope of reviving international cricket in the country, chief executive Noor Muhammad Murad said on Tuesday. Murad went to Pakistan on a short trip recently with the hope of...
  • Virat Kohli rises to No.2 in ICC ODI rankings November 17, 2014

    Dubai: India's hard-hitting batsman Virat Kohli rose a place to be ranked second in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings for batsmen following India's 5-0 series victory over Sri Lanka. Team-mate Rohit Sharma has vaulted to 15th as the reigning World Cup champions continue their preparations for...
  • Desmond Haynes wants end to WICB, players spat November 15, 2014

    Bridgetown: Legendary former West Indies opener Desmond Haynes wants an end to the bickering between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and its players. The 58-year-old Haynes, whose illustrious career marked the high point of West Indies cricket during the late 1970s and 1980s, said the stakeholders needed to stop the...
  • Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson named ICC Cricketer of the Year November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has matched compatriot Ricky Ponting's feat of winning the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Cricketer of the Year award twice, the governing body said on Friday. The 33-year-old Johnson won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for the second time after winning the award in 2009 and...
  • Broadcasters to air third-umpire discussions: ICC November 12, 2014

    Dubai: In a bid to make umpiring more understandable to viewers, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday confirmed it would conduct a live-match trial where broadcasters will be permitted to air the decision-making communication between on-field and TV umpires. The trial will be conducted in the forthcoming One-Day International (ODI) series...
  • ECB is jealous of IPL's success: Kevin Pietersen November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen says the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) feeling of jealousy against "Indian Premier League's (IPL) money" has resulted in its refusal to cut its own schedule and permit English cricketers to play in the lucrative tournament. Pietersen is of the opinion that England...
  • Salman Butt begs for Pakistan Cricket Board help to end ban November 12, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's disgraced former captain Salman Butt said on Tuesday he expected his country's cricket board to help him get an early end to his ban for spot-fixing. Butt was banned in September 2010 for a minimum of five years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and jailed in Britain...
  • Former Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi reportedly suing Chris Cairns November 12, 2014

    New Zealand cricket great Chris Cairns faced fresh legal issues on Wednesday with former Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi reported to be seeking more than £2.4 million ($3.8m) in damages and costs over a libel case. Modi has also applied to the High Court in London to have the libel...
  • FICA opposes ICC's threat of banning players from T20 leagues November 11, 2014

    Johannesburg: Federation of International Cricketers' Associations has objected to ICC's threat of banning players in future from Twenty20 leagues for West Indies-like pull-outs, saying that individual cricketers should not be penalised for a collective action. FICA agreed players should be deterred from collectively deciding to abandon a tour, especially mid-series, like...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography to be published in regional languages November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Due to enormous demand, the publishers of Sachin Tendulkar's record-breaking autobiography, 'Playing It My Way', has decided to translate the book in Indian regional languages. Hachette India will be co-publishing Tendulkar's autobiography after being flooded with interest from several publishers. Poulomi Chatterjee, Publisher, Hachette India, said, "We have had an overwhelming...