INTERNATIONAL CRICKETERS

  • Cricket South Africa launches Africa T20 Cup 41 minutes ago

    Johannesburg: In a bid to promote the game and nurture young talent in the continent, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a new tournament to be known as the Africa T20 Cup. The tournament featuring Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia, hosts South Africa and 12 CSA affiliates will run from September 4 to...
  • Ready to wait for Test call-up: David Miller 3 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The David Miller style of play is suited more to shorter formats but the big-hitting batsman dreams of playing Tests for South Africa to this date, having made a name for himself in five years of international cricket, complimented by a successful stint in the IPL. If Miller eventually...
  • Samuel Badree to mentor Australia's young spinners 7 hours 55 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Samuel Badree, the West Indies legspinner who is currently the No. 1-ranked bowler in the ICC Twenty20 International rankings, will work with Australia's best young spin bowlers, a Cricket Australia release said on Tuesday. In all, 24 spinners including Cameron Boyce, who has played four T20Is for Australia, have been...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket accuses ICC of grave disruption 21 hours 1 minutes ago

    Sri Lanka`s cricket board Monday accused the world governing body of "gravely" disrupting the sport in the island by withholding its share of proceeds from World Cup tournaments. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said last week it was withholding Sri Lanka`s share from the 2014 T20 World Cup and 2015 World...
  • Craig Kieswetter: A champion of Twenty20 cricket 23 hours 5 minutes ago

    Kevin Pietersen migrated to England from his country of birth in protest against the quota system. Another South African born, snubbed by his provincial team, moved to England in 2006. Often compared to Pietersen, in batting style and aggressive stroke-play, but given nowhere near the recognition as the former England...
  • Former New Zealand cricketer Mathew Sinclair goes missing Yesterday

    Napier: Former New Zealand cricketer Mathew Sinclair sparked a manhunt when he was found missing after a domestic incident. Police were summoned to the Hawke's Bay family house owned by Sinclair and his wife Tina on Saturday. It was believed Tina had called the police. The couple are currently going through...
  • Post Hudhud storm Vizag rooting for more matches 3 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: CR Mohan, the media in-charge at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, was a busy man on October 11, 2014. He was setting things up for the third One-Day International between India and West Indies. News of Cyclone Hudhud was coming in, but nobody in the port...
  • Sri Lanka mulls options as ICC threatens to stop funds 4 days ago

    Colombo: The appointment of an interim body to run Sri Lankan cricket is in tune with laws governing the island nation, the country's sports minister said on Friday. The move came a day after the International Cricket Council decided to investigate possible ministerial interference following the government's decision last month to...
  • Michael Clarke signs with Melbourne Stars in Big Bash league 4 days ago

    Australia test skipper Michael Clarke will captain the Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash League for the next two seasons after not playing Twenty20 cricket for three years. The announcement was made on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where Clarke led Australia to victory over New Zealand in the World...
  • ICC Board meeting ends, will consider Najam Sethi as President 4 days ago

    Dubai: The ICC on Thursday said it will consider the appointment of Pakistan's Najam Sethi for the post of the apex cricket body's president, left vacant following Mustafa Kamal's resignation, in the last week of June. This was decided at its second quarterly meeting at the ICC headquarters here. "The Board...
  • ICC looks into possible rule breach by Sri Lanka 4 days ago

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council will seek an explanation from the Sri Lankan sports ministry for appointing an interim committee to run the country's cricket board. The ICC board, which met on Thursday, discussed whether the appointment of an interim committee in Sri Lanka Cricket "may be a breach of ICC's...
  • Money forced me to quit Zimbabwe and play county: Brendan Taylor 5 days ago

    Nottingham: Former Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has said his decision to retire from international cricket and play for English county Nottinghamshire was primarily because of financial benefits. Taylor reportedly earned around 250 Australian dollars before tax for his World Cup efforts. In contrast, established county cricketers could expect to earn between...
  • N Srinivasan to remain ICC chairman till BCCI AGM 5 days ago

    New Delhi: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Thursday said former president N Srinivasan will continue as the ICC chairman till September after which the Board will chalk a way forward at its Annual General Meeting. As per rules, the ICC chairman's post belongs to the BCCI representative for two years from...
  • Sachin Tendulkar inducted into Laureus Sports Academy 5 days ago

    Shanghai: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was inducted as one of the five new members into the prestigious Laureus Sports Academy in a glittering annual award ceremony at the Shanghai Grand theatre on Wednesday. "It is a huge honour standing here, being a new member of the Laureus Academy. I never...
  • 31 all out but team still wins the match 6 days ago

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties, and the statement once again proved itself on Tuesday when the cricket world saw an 'unlikeliest' of victories during a Premier Championship match in Sri Lanka. Riding on Asiri Karunaratne's magnificent 5 for 21, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, who opted to field,...
  • BCCI mulls appointing a consultant to strengthen ACSU 6 days ago

    Kolkata: BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Monday, said the cricket Board was contemplating appointing a consultant with an impeccable reputation to strengthen the Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). "Already a full-fledged Anti Corruption Unit of the BCCI is in existence. However, in order to further strengthen the Anti Corruption Unit(IPL),...
  • Najam Sethi likely to take over as interim ICC president 6 days ago

    Dubai: Najam Sethi, the head of the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) executive committee, is likely to become the International Cricket Council's (ICC) interim president, filling the post left vacant by Mustafa Kamal's resignation earlier this month. Sethi, who is currently in Dubai ahead of the ICC meeting, is a favourite to...
  • Mohammad Amir targets steady progress in Pakistan comeback 1 week ago

    Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir's 23rd birthday celebrations were marred by a hamstring injury on Monday as the former prodigy downplayed hopes of a speedy international recall following a four-year ban for spot-fixing. Currently turning out for Omar Associates in Pakistan's Grade-II tournament, Amir, who has bagged an impressive 22 wickets in...
  • PCB advises Mohammad Amir to avoid media interactions 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has advised banned left arm pacer Mohammad Amir to control his interaction with the media since he is still serving a five year ban for spot fixing from the ICC. A reliable source in the board said that the PCB had advised Amir against regularly giving...
  • I am not arrogant and revengeful: Waqar Younis 1 week ago

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket's head coach Waqar Younis has hit out at critics and former players branding him as "arrogant" and "revengeful" and said he was a totally patriotic Pakistani. In an exclusive interview on Geo Super sports channel on Monday night, Waqar was responding to questions that he is arrogant with...
  • James Anderson will be remembered as an England great: Vivian Richards April 13, 2015

    St. John's: West Indian batting great Vivian Richards said that pacer James Anderson will be remembered as an England great and a worthy heir to legendary all-rounder Ian Botham. Anderson earns his 100th Test cap on Monday when England take on the West Indies at the Antiguan ground that bears Richards'...
  • India slip to 7th in Test rankings, no player in top 10 April 11, 2015

    Dubai: Indian cricket team may have had decent run in the World Cup reaching semi-final but there is no such good news as far as the longer version is concerned where Virat Kohli's men are currently languishing at 7th place in the 10-team table. As per the latest Test ranking charts...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara vows to take on added responsibility for Yorkshire April 11, 2015

    London: India's Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has said he is willing to shoulder the responsibility of being his county team Yorkshire's premier batsman as he does when he plays for his country. The India Test No.3 batsman, roped in until the end of May as a late replacement for veteran Pakistan...
  • Asian Cricket Council headquarters to move to Singapore April 11, 2015

    Karachi: As part of a restructuring process, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) will relocate its headquarters from Malaysia to Singapore, a senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board said. The final approval for restructuring the ACC will be given at the meetings of the ICC starting this weekend in Dubai. "As part...
  • Kevin Pietersen best player I have played with: Andrew Strauss April 11, 2015

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has said exiled batsman Kevin Pietersen was the best player he ever played with. "In terms of being able to do things that other cricketers couldn't, in the England side while I was involved he was the one guy that stood out for me," Strauss...
  • Nepal seeks Indian support for development of cricket April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Nepal government has sought the support of India for the development of the game of cricket in the country, the sports ministry said on Friday. A 50-member Nepalese youth delegation led by Sports Minister Purushottam Poudel concluded its visit to India on Friday. The maiden visit of the...
  • State funeral for Richie Benaud offered April 10, 2015

    Sydney: The Australian government on Friday offered a state funeral to the family of former Australian captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud, who died aged 84. Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott said there would hardly be an Australian over the past 40 years who hadn't listened to Benaud on radio...
  • BCCI condoles passing away of Richie Benaud April 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended its condolences to the family and friends of former Australia captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud, who passed away in Sydney on Thursday night following a prolonged battle against skin cancer. "Renowned as one of the greatest leg-spinners...
  • Always liked to listen to Richie Benaud's voice: Virat Kohli April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: Paying rich tribute to former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud, India Test skipper Virat Kohli said the 84-year-old was one of the most popular voices on TV. "This is a very sad day in cricket, I came to know about this in the morning. For all the...
  • Critics should be ashamed of blaming me for World Cup semis defeat, I am hurt: Kohli April 10, 2015

    Two weeks after India lost their World Cup crown in a semi-final defeat against Australia, Virat Kohli - who scored just one run in that match - has come out with an emotional outburst, saying "I am hurt". India, after winning seven matches in a row, had a bad day against...