INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

  • Phil Hughes' condition unchanged, critical: Australia team doctor 17 hours 35 minutes ago

    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 20 hours 27 minutes ago

    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 21 hours 2 minutes ago

    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 22 hours 55 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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...
  • Allan Border calls for end to T20 internationals November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Allan Border has called for an end to Twenty20 internationals outside the World Cup and hopes the 50-over game will not be allowed to "wither and die". Australia's domestic international season began last week when they played three T20s against South Africa with both sides fielding weakened...
  • ICC endorses clampdown on suspected illegal bowling action November 10, 2014

    Dubai: While announcing it would stick to its stand of no-tolerance approach in dealing with suspected illegal bowling actions, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board on Monday also sought to improve player behaviour and over-rates. "The ICC Board endorsed and reiterated its support for the ICC's no-tolerance approach in dealing with...
  • Salman Butt hopes for comeback after ICC revises anti-corruption code November 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned former Test captain Salman Butt has not given up hopes of a comeback to cricket after the ICC revised its anti-corruption code and left the responsibility of pleading cases for banned players to the home Boards. "I am sure Pakistan Cricket Board will deal with our cases in...
  • International Cricket Council raises World Cup prize money November 10, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Monday announced a 20 per cent increase in prize money for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The winners will take home $4.3 million - but if a team remains unbeaten that would rise to more than $4.6 million. A total of $11.5...
  • ICC approves revised anti-corruption code November 10, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council approved its revised anti-corruption code on Monday but left it up to home boards to allow banned players to return early to domestic competition. For a player to return to domestic competition before the expiry of his ban would need the agreement of the chairman of...
  • Cricket commentator Richie Benaud fighting skin cancer November 10, 2014

    Sydney: Legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud revealed on Monday he is battling skin cancer and is undergoing radiation therapy. The 84-year-old former Australian cricket captain made his illness public at the Nine Network's launch for its Australian summer cricket coverage. Benaud, an admired figure in Australian cricket, urged people to take precautions...
  • Cricket Australia let players down during 'Monkeygate': Border November 9, 2014

    Sydney: Former captain Allan Border said the country's cricket board, Cricket Australia (CA), abandoned its players during the infamous 'Monkeygate' incident, surrendering to the considerable might of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and choosing money over morality. Border also said it was a reason for him to...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be retested on Monday November 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal's bowling action will be unofficially tested at an ICC-accredited laboratory in England on Monday. The Pakistan Cricket Board says Ajmal will leave for England on Saturday and will go through testing on his remodeled action at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University. The International Cricket...
  • Never felt comfortable with lighter bats: Tendulkar November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: His heavy bat was a major talking point whenever Sachin Tendulkar battled injuries in his over-two-decade-long career but the iconic cricketer said he was never convinced about giving it up for a lighter one as his timing got affected everytime he tried the change. In his autobiography 'Playing It...
  • Colour-blind Chris Rogers stands down from pink ball trial November 7, 2014

    Sydney: Cricket Australia said on Friday that colour-blind batsman Chris Rogers` decision to withdraw from a match in which a pink ball will be trialled would not jeopardise the opener's Test career. Rogers has pulled out of Victoria's day-night Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania, starting on Saturday, citing his difficulties in...