INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

  • Peeved ICC President Mustafa Kamal leaves MCG before end of World Cup final 11 hours 51 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Peeved at not being given the opportunity to hand out the World Cup trophy to the champions, International Cricket Council (ICC) President Mustafa Kamal on Sunday left the Melbourne Cricket Ground even before the final between Australia and New Zealand finished. It was ICC chairman N Srinivasan, who handed the...
  • 2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC Yesterday

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that the 2015 World Cup has been the most followed and attended event in cricketing history. "This World Cup has been the most followed and best attended cricket event in history. All over the world, hundreds of millions of fans have been...
  • Michael Clarke quits, who's next? Three contenders Yesterday

    Melbourne: AFP Sports looks at the main contenders to be Australia's next one-day captain following Michael Clarke's decision to retire from ODIs after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand: Steve Smith The favourite following his role as stand-in skipper in Clarke's injury absence for the last three Tests against India this...
  • ICC wary of expansion but keen on cracking US frontier 2 days ago

    Sydney: International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson has warned of the dangers of the game "spreading itself too thin" but said officials were still keen for the sport to fully establish itself in the United States. The 2019 World Cup in England is set to feature 10 teams, four fewer...
  • ECB announces Ottis Gibson as England's fast bowling coach 3 days ago

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced the appointment of Ottis Gibson as England's fast bowling coach for the upcoming three-Test tour of the Caribbean in April-May 2015. Gibson, who was England's fast bowling coach from 2007 to 2010, joined the West Indies team as head coach in January...
  • ICC to consider new ODI rules to help bowlers 3 days ago

    The highlight reels at the World Cup have been running hot with batsman smashing balls all over cricket stadiums in Australia and New Zealand. Teams and individuals have been racking up record totals and the crowd have loved it, whooping and cheering every time another ball is dispatched into the stands. With...
  • ICC chief wants World Cup 'shop-window not window-dressing' 3 days ago

    Sydney: The World Cup should be a "shop-window" not "window-dressing" for the game's emerging nations, International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson said on Thursday. The ICC has come under fire for plans to reduce the number of teams taking part at the next World Cup, in England in 2019, from...
  • New Zealand bad boy Jesse Ryder in trouble again 3 days ago

    Wellington: Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder, once touted as the Black Caps' likely World Cup match-winner, is once again in hot water. The talented but polarising 30-year-old has been suspended from the final round of New Zealand's domestic competition after admitting a charge of serious dissent while playing for Otago...
  • Kevin Pietersen returns to English cricket with Surrey 4 days ago

    London: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has joined county side Surrey for the forthcoming season, the club said on Wednesday. Pietersen, bidding to return to the international scene after being sacked last year, will be available for all forms of cricket, starting with Surrey's opening county championship fixture on April 19. "I'm...
  • Court rejects life ban petition for Pakistan's Mohammad Amir 5 days ago

    Karachi: A Pakistani court on Tuesday dismissed a legal petition seeking a life ban on fast bowler Mohammad Amir, just weeks after he returned to domestic cricket following a spot-fixing suspension. The International Cricket Council (ICC) gave permission for the left-armer to return early to domestic cricket from his five-year ban...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq has no plans to return to ODIs 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has confirmed his retirement from limited-overs cricket on returning from the World Cup, where Pakistan lost in the quarterfinals. "I have played my innings, and I should stay away from it (ODIs). It's a challenge for the cricket board to find a new (ODI) captain," the...
  • World Cup: Mashrafe Mortaza suspended for one ODI due to slow over-rate March 19, 2015

    Melbourne: World cricket governing body ICC on Thursday suspended Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza for one One-Day International (ODI) match and fined him 40 per cent of his match fee due to slow over-rate during their loss to India in the World Cup quarter-finals. "Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of...
  • Paras Khadka - a shining star for Nepal cricket March 19, 2015

    He is suave, he speaks really fast, and has a balanced outlook towards life. He believes in god and follows the principle of being honest and standing up for the right causes. He wanted to study architectural engineering, but could not pursue the degree due to a lack of time,...
  • Outcast Kevin Pietersen set for another chance with England March 18, 2015

    A year ago, England decided they could no longer live with the divisive dressing-room influence of Kevin Pietersen and ditched its most talented and prolific batsman. The realisation is dawning on English cricket, however, that it can't live without him. As the national team lurches from one embarrassment to another, Pietersen is...
  • World Cup 2015: Umpire communications to be on air for knockout stages March 17, 2015

    Sydney: The ICC on Tuesday confirmed that TV umpire communications during decision-making will be put to air for the knockout stages of the World Cup. With the first quarter-final between Sri Lanka and South Africa scheduled to begin on Wednesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the audio feed of the onfield...
  • Terrorism, security issues mean no home matches for Pakistan March 16, 2015

    Adelaide: Fast bowler Wahab Riaz played his first limited-overs cricket international in 2008, in a vastly different era for cricket in Pakistan. A terrorist attack just over a year later in his hometown of Lahore means that all but three - all played in 2008 - of the 50-plus games he...
  • ICC Annual Conference to take place in Barbados March 16, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that its annual conference will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados from June 22 to June 26. "This will be the first time the ICC's annual meetings have taken place in the West Indies and with delegates from over 50 ICC Members expected...
  • Joe Root punch led David Warner to question his career March 16, 2015

    Out of form and out of control, David Warner was a 'volcano' ready to blow when he punched England cricketer Joe Root at a Birmingham bar in 2013, the Australia's opening batsman has said. The 28-year-old opened up about the incident in a candid interview with Channel Nine's current affairs show...
  • Chris Harris wants to be India's fielding coach March 14, 2015

    Mention the name of Chris Harris and what flashes before the eyes is a left-hander thrashing Australia in the quarter-finals of the 1996 World Cup or a cricket ball finding it difficult to beat a New Zealander in the point region. But meet Harris 11 years after he quit international cricket,...
  • Glenn McGrath - from demolition job to coach job March 14, 2015

    Sydney: Glenn McGrath winces when you ask him about the last of the 944 international wickets he took, in fading light at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. "It was a rubbish full toss," he says. "Lucky for me that Russel Arnold hit it straight up in the air." McGrath was a...
  • Cricket South Africa announces home tours against NZ, England and Australia March 13, 2015

    Johannesburg: South African cricket fans can look forward to a bumper home programme of international matches over the next 18 months involving series against New Zealand, England and Australia. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has a announced a detailed tour itinerary starting with England's tour to South Africa in December 2015 and...
  • Kumar Sangakkara to retire after India Test series in August March 8, 2015

    Sydney: Ace batsman Kumar Sangakkara on Sunday said that he will retire from Test cricket "by the end of August" when Sri Lanka host India in a three-match series. The 37-year-old wicketkeeper has already announced retirement from one-day international (ODI) and Twenty-20 cricket. He quit the shortest format after winning the World...
  • Tainted Mohammad Amir set for return to domestic cricket March 8, 2015

    Islamabad: Considered among the best young bowlers in the world when he was hit with a five-year fixing ban in 2010, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir embarks on the long road to redemption on Monday in his return to domestic cricket. The 22-year-old left-armer is set to play for Omar Associates in...
  • Two PCB ex-chairmen among five served with legal notice March 7, 2015

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board has sent legal notices threatening defamation proceedings against two of its former chairmen, two former Test cricketers and a politician for allegedly accusing the current executive committee chairman of fixing matches. Former PCB chairmen Ijaz Butt and Khalid Mehmood, ex-players Aamir Sohail and Sarfraz Ahmed along...
  • Test nations talking with Afghanistan about more matches March 7, 2015

    Napier: Afghanistan cricket officials are in talks with four or five Test-status nations about playing more fixtures against the country after the World Cup, coach Andy Moles said on Saturday. Afghanistan, who only played their first officially recognised one-day fixture in 2009, and Ireland had been granted permission about a month...
  • World Cup: Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour reported to ICC and BCCI March 4, 2015

    Perth/New Delhi: The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management's efforts to play it down with complaints being made to the ICC and BCCI about the episode. The BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said that it was a case of...
  • N Srinivasan tenders an unconditional apology to Supreme Court February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Sidelined president N Srinivasan Friday tendered an unconditional apology for presiding over the Feb 8 Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Working Committee meeting in breach of a court order. Srinivasan told the court that it was due to a bonafide misunderstanding of the court's order that...
  • Size of 2019 World Cup still to be decided: ICC February 27, 2015

    Sydney: The number of teams taking part in the 2019 World Cup hasn't been finalised, the International Cricket Council said on Friday as it responded to growing criticism that its proposed cut risked damaging the sport's development. Cricket chiefs have come under fire for their plan to reduce the number of...
  • Want to learn the art of reverse swing from Zaheer Khan: Gurinder Singh Sandhu February 26, 2015

    Perth: Narrowly missing out on a spot in Australia's World Cup squad, Indian-origin pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu is nonetheless excited at the prospect of playing alongside Zaheer Khan in the upcoming IPL and "learn the art of reverse swing" from the wily seamer. Sandhu, who has played two ODIs for Australia...
  • Upul Tharanga replaces Jeevan Mendis in Sri Lanka World Cup squad February 25, 2015

    Wellington: Opening batsman Upul Tharanga will join Sri Lanka at the World Cup as a replacement for injured allrounder Jeevan Mendis. The International Cricket Council approved the replacement after Mendis injured a hamstring at training on Tuesday. Sri Lanka will play Bangladesh in Melbourne on Thursday in their third match in Pool...