INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

  • FICA warns teams against touring Pakistan 9 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As Pakistan gets ready to host Zimbabwe in its first proper home series in six years, the Federation of International Cricketers' Association warned against international teams touring the country, stating its security experts had said the "risk is unmanageable". FICA's advice came a day before Alistair Campbell, the Zimbabwe...
  • Bruce Edgar steps down as New Zealand cricket selector 19 hours 9 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Bruce Edgar has decided against accepting a revised role as general manager of the national selection panel, New Zealand Cricket announced on Wednesday. Edgar, whose two-year contract ran its course in April, assisted Mike Hesson, the New Zealand coach, in matters relating to team selection, while also picking the New...
  • Zimbabwe set to tour Pakistan despite security risks 20 hours 26 minutes ago

    Zimbabwe's scheduled limited-overs tour of Pakistan later this month is set to go ahead despite a warning of "unacceptable risk" from the Federation of International Cricketers' Association on Tuesday (May 5). Alastair Campbell, managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket, along with three security experts flew in to Pakistan in the early hours...
  • Wasim Akram, Dilip Vengsarkar bat for home-grown coach for Indian team Yesterday

    Kolkata: With the Indian cricket team currently looking for a coach, Pakistani pace legend Wasim Akram and former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar batted for a home grown expert for the job, citing their knowledge about domestic cricketers on Tuesday. Incumbent coach Duncan Fletcher's tenure ended after India's flop World Cup defence...
  • ICC rolls out path for Associates to become Test nations Yesterday

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the dates for the first round of fixtures for the four-day first-class ICC Intercontinental Cup 2015-17, which features Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Namibia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Scotland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The side that wins the round-robin league will...
  • Chop and change policy hurting Pakistan cricket: Wasim Akram Yesterday

    Kolkata: Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram on Tuesday said the frequent dropping of players instead of disciplining or managing them was hurting Pakistan cricket. The pacer, who along with former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar participated in an interactive event at a school here, said he was yet to be approached by...
  • Indian cricketers doubt feasibility of rebel T20 league Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian cricket leaders are not convinced that a rival league could drive a wedge through the sport's global competition or threaten the power of the International Cricket Council. After all, they say, this has been tried before in India - and didn't succeed. Recent reports that billionaire businessman Subhash Chandra...
  • Playing in Pakistan an 'unacceptable risk': International Cricketers' Association 2 days ago

    The international cricketers' association says there is still an "unacceptable risk" for foreign teams touring Pakistan and advises that Zimbabwe's visit this month not go ahead. Zimbabwe has agreed to become the first full ICC member nation to play in Pakistan since a deadly gun attack targeted a visiting team in...
  • Geoffrey Boycott warns against new England role for Andrew Strauss 2 days ago

    London: England great Geoffrey Boycott said he feared "everything will stay the same" were Andrew Strauss put in charge of reviving the country's cricket fortunes, as speculation continued about a role in the national set-up for former Australia paceman Jason Gillespie. Former captain Strauss appears to be the front-runner to fill...
  • Black Caps not at risk from rebel league: New Zealand Cricket 2 days ago

    New Zealand Cricket believes Black Caps are not at risk of being poached by organisers of a proposed rebel league, backed by Essel Group. "I don't think our players are under threat at the moment," Barclay, NZC's representative at the ICC, told Sunday Star Times. He said the reports were...
  • Jason Gillespie rejects Australia offer, rumored for England job 2 days ago

    Jason Gillespie turned down a chance to coach South Australia state on Monday, opting to remain at English county cricket side Yorkshire and in position to consider a potential offer to coach England's national squad. The former Australia Test paceman has been mentioned in British media as a replacement for Peter...
  • Aaron Finch hopes to be fit in eight weeks 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Aaron Finch, who left the Pepsi IPL 2015 after playing just three games for Mumbai Indians when he hobbled off the ground during the game against Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad on April 14 because of a hamstring injury, is expecting to return to action in eight weeks or so. Finch...
  • ICC investigates Essel Group's attempt to split world cricket 4 days ago

    The ICC confirmed it was investigating the registration of company names which it regarded as of "concern to the sport of cricket" as reports of a rebel organisation which might split the game continued to emerge on Friday. The Guardian newspaper reported last weekend that Indian media conglomerate, the Essel Group,...
  • Mark Wood, Adil Rashid added to England squad for Ireland clash 4 days ago

    London: Durham pace bowler Mark Wood and Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid have been named in England's squad for next week's one-day international against Ireland in Dublin. The pair are currently in the Caribbean for England's tour of the West Indies, but neither player has featured in any of the three Tests. Eleven...
  • Trinidad board backs Sunil Narine after BCCI bans his off-breaks 5 days ago

    Port of Spain: The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has expressed support for West Indies spinner Sunil Narine, who has been banned from bowling off-breaks in matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The TTCB has dispatched a letter to Narine pledging its support and...
  • Chaminda Vaas resigns as Sri Lanka's bowling coach 6 days ago

    Colombo: Miffed with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Chaminda Vaas on Thursday resigned as the national team's bowling coach. Vaas tendered his resignation to SLC on Thursday and said he made the decision after being disappointed with functioning of the governing body. However, SLC CEO Ashley de Silva said Vaas' contract had ended...
  • Shahid Afridi to retire from all forms of cricket after World T20 next year 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi Thursday announced he would retire from Twenty20 cricket next year, ending a colourful international career which earned him unmatched popularity in his homeland. The 35-year-old retired from one-day cricket after last month's World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand where Pakistan reached the final eight,...
  • World champions Australia extend lead atop ODI rankings 6 days ago

    Dubai: World Champions Australia have doubled their lead over second-ranked India in One-Day International (ODI) rankings, released by the International Cricket Council on Thursday, from six to 12 points. Meanwhile, the West Indies, Bangladesh and Pakistan are now locked in a tight struggle for the remaining two slots for the 2017...
  • Fidel Edwards replaces injured Jackson Bird at Hampshire 6 days ago

    Winchester: West Indies pacer Fidel Edwards will join English county side Hampshire earlier than planned after the withdrawal of Australian strike bowler Jackson Bird. Edwards was set to link up with the club in late July but will now be available for selection for Hampshire's Twenty20 friendly against Dorset this Monday....
  • New Zealand's John Bracewell lands Ireland's coach job 1 week ago

    London: New Zealand's John Bracewell has been appointed Ireland's new head coach, Cricket Ireland announced on Wednesday. The former Black Caps player and coach succeeds Phil Simmons, now in charge of the West Indies, and has signed a contract until 2017, subject to work permit approval. Bracewell, 57, will watch Ireland's one-day...
  • Did you know T20 cricket completed 10 years on Feb 17? 1 week ago

    On February 17, when the entire cricketing fraternity was busy with the 50-over World Cup, one of the game's greatest revolutions silently crossed an important milestone. Twenty20, which is often seen as a very recent addition to cricket, celebrated its 10th anniversary in the international arena. T20 was conceptualised in England...
  • BCCI may sack N Srinivasan after internal feud: sources 1 week ago

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to convene a Special General Meeting to sack their former chief, which will directly affect his current position as ICC chairman, sources have told CNN-IBN. In order to reach a decision on ousting Srinivasan, an SGM needs to be...
  • James Taylor in line to lead new-look England against Ireland April 28, 2015

    London: James Taylor could find himself captain of a much-changed England one-day side when the squad to play Ireland is announced on Tuesday. So crowded is England's fixture schedule that none of the players selected for the third and final Test against the West Indies in Barbados, which starts later this...
  • Zimbabwe considering tour of Pakistan April 27, 2015

    Cape Town: Zimbabwe are close to accepting an invitation to play in Pakistan next month in a one-day series that could mark the first visit by a test-playing nation since 2009. Zimbabwe were keen to undertake the tour but still need to settle financial guarantees and a memoranda of agreement has...
  • Sri Lanka to appoint a cricket corruption probe April 27, 2015

    Colombo: Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake is all set to appoint a probe committee on corruption in Sri Lankan cricket administration. "An investigation is to be launched next week to probe all corruption issues in cricket administration," Dissanayake told reporters on Monday. The Sports Minister's comments came after a month since he dissolved...
  • Kevin Pietersen becomes fastest to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey April 27, 2015

    London: Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey before falling relatively cheaply to Essex's New Zealand allrounder Jesse Ryder in the Second Division of the County Championship on Sunday. Pietersen, in his 17th innings at this level for Surrey, needed only two balls at...
  • Zimabawe ask PCB for financial incentives for touring players April 26, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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 April 25, 2015

    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...