INTERNATIONAL CRICKETERS

  • 'PCB working with players to resolve contract row' 13 hours 58 minutes ago

    Karachi: A senior official of Pakistan's national cricket board (PCB) on Monday said they were working with players to resolve a potentially unsettling contract row a month ahead of the World Cup. "It is no big deal the players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New...
  • WICB chief must go, says regional leader Yesterday

    Bridgetown: Long serving St Vincent and Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has blasted the leadership of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron as "poor" and "embarrassing", and said the Jamaican executive needs to be axed or resign as head of the regional entity. The regional leader was Sunday speaking...
  • N Srinivasan set to chair ICC board meeting on January 28-29 Yesterday

    Dubai: Despite Supreme Court of India effectively barring N Srinivasan from contesting the BCCI presidential polls, the Tamil Nadu strongman's position in the ICC doesn't seem to be under any kind of threat as he is set to chair the all-powerful ICC Board Meeting on January 28 and 29. "The ICC...
  • Mohammad Amir return still a long way off: Reports Yesterday

    Karachi: A senior official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reiterated on Sunday that banned paceman Mohammad Amir was still a long way from being considered for national selection. Pakistani media sparked off a hype this week that Amir could be returning to cricket by next month after International Cricket Council...
  • Saeed Ajmal, Sohag Gazi undergo bowling test in Chennai 2 days ago

    Chennai: Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was on Saturday put through an official ICC bowling test at the apex cricket body's accredited laboratory here under the supervision of two technical experts from Dubai. Apart from Ajmal, Bangladeshi right-arm off-break bowler Sohag Gazi, 23, also reported for testing on Saturday as per...
  • WICB hits back at Kieran Powell's claims 4 days ago

    St. John's, Antigua: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has rejected several scathing assertions made by embattled opener Kieran Powell, in a recent media statement. Chief among these is the claim that cricket director Richard Pybus attempted to force Powell to divulge the details of the "personal reasons" which forced him...
  • Explained: Allocation of quarter-final and semi-final venues for World Cup 2015 6 days ago

    The ICC World Cup 2015 kicks off February 14 in Australia and New Zealand, with the knockout phase beginning March 18. ...
  • Geoff Marsh relives Australia's journey in World Cups 6 days ago

    The former Aussie batsman, coach and selector takes you through Australia's four World Cup triumphs. ...
  • Dave Richardson on key topics in world cricket 6 days ago

    ICC CEO throws light on how the cricket's governing body is taking the game forward. ...
  • It'll be tough to fix any World Cup 2015 matches: ICC chief 6 days ago

    The chief executive of cricket's governing body believes it will be tough for anyone outside the game to fix matches during next month's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. David Richardson also said on Tuesday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would clamp down hard on bad behaviour in...
  • Injury scare for Bangladesh's Taijul Islam 6 days ago

    Mirpur: Bangladeshi left arm spinner Taijul Islam was struck on his bowling arm while batting in the nets on Monday. He was immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment. According to team manager Khaled Mahmud, the reports did not show anything serious. "Taijul hurt his wrist while facing Shafiul Islam in the...
  • Eye injury could end Craig Kieswetter's career 1 week ago

    London: Wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter's career could be over as a result of the eye injury he suffered in July, Somerset's director of cricket Matthew Maynard said on Monday. The England player damaged his eye socket when a ball smashed through his helmet grill, breaking his nose and injuring his cheekbone while...
  • Stuart MacGill sues Cricket Australia for $2.6 million January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Test spin bowler Stuart MacGill is suing Cricket Australia for $1.6 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million). He claims he is owed in unpaid match payments and prize money. MacGill filed a writ in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Monday seeking $1,640,890 in match payments and prizes he says...
  • Chris Broad reaches 250-ODI landmark as match referee January 18, 2015

    Dubai: Chris Broad become only the second member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC match referees to reach the 250-mark in One-Day Internationals when he took the field to officiate in the second ODI between South Africa and West Indies at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday. Broad, a former...
  • Evidence prompts rethink in Pakistan cricketers' case: report January 17, 2015

    London: Prosecutors are re-examining the criminal convictions of three Pakistan players jailed in 2011 over spot-fixing allegations, according to a report in Britain's The Guardian newspaper. The Guardian said the convictions in a London court of then Pakistan captain Salman Butt, paceman Mohammad Asif and swing bowler Mohammad Amir, were among...
  • PCB not happy with Ajmal for rushing ICC bowling action test January 16, 2015

    Karachi: Relations between suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are not very cordial these days after the senior player insisted on taking the ICC bowling test this month. Sources aware of the developments said the PCB was not in favor of Saeed rushing his official ICC bowling...
  • Pakistan cricket decoded: a chat with noted writer Osman Samiuddin January 16, 2015

    Noted Pakistani cricket writer, Osman Samiuddin, had a Q&A session on IBNLive.com Facebook page on his latest book, 'The Unquiet Ones: A History of Pakistan Cricket'. He took questions on Pakistani cricket's past, present, and the future. Excerpts: IBNLive: You have quoted from some very rare, old cricket magazines -...
  • Kumar Sangakkara joins Surrey for 2015 season January 16, 2015

    London: English cricket county side Surrey, on Friday confirmed the signing of Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara. "He is a five-star player and person and that is important because he will be working with our homegrown players," Alec Stewart, director of the county club was quoted as saying by bbc.com on...
  • Michael Clarke determined to play 2019 World Cup January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Injury-plagued Australian skipper Michael Clarke believes he can continue playing cricket as far as the 2019 World Cup. Clarke has been plagued with injuries over the past year and has battled to overcome chronic back and hamstring troubles, but insists that he still has a long way to go in...
  • PCB gives suspended Saeed Ajmal contract extension January 14, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan have extended the central contract of suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal until March 31, and given Cricket World Cup-bound legspinner Yasir Shah and fast bowler Sohail Khan low-level contracts. Ajmal was retained in Category A despite being suspended from international cricket since September for an illegal action. His technique will...
  • Aminul Islam relives his journey from World Cup to Test Arena January 14, 2015

    Since its independence in 1971, Bangladesh wanted to play in the World Cup. Bangladesh competed in the 1979, 1982, 1990 and 1994 ICC Trophies and not only improved every time, but got closer to qualification to the pinnacle event. My ODI debut was in 1988 and I played in the ICC...
  • Virat Kohli must have say in new coach selection: Dean Jones January 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones believes Test skipper Virat Kohli must have a say in the selection of the new India coach which will be decided after the cricket World Cup starting next month. Incumbent India coach Duncan Fletcher's contract with the BCCI expires after the World Cup that will...
  • Jonathan Trott scores century for the England Lions January 14, 2015

    Johannesburg: England Lions captain Jonathan Trott scored 176 not out against South Africa A in Paarl on Tuesday in his first international appearance since November 2013. The 33-year-old South Africa-born batsman withdrew from England's Ashes tour of Australia 14 months ago due to a stress-related condition. But he returned to form with...
  • World Cup 2015 may have its 'Chuck De' moments January 13, 2015

    International Cricket Council's (ICC) recent crackdown on bowlers with suspect action has cost the teams some of their premier bowlers for the World Cup, with Saeed Ajmal's name immediately popping up at the mention. At the same time, though, some of the participating nations have gambled by naming bowlers who...
  • Does Kevin Pietersen want to play for Australia or is he joking? January 11, 2015

    No cricketer uses the social media site Twitter the way former England captain Kevin Pietersen does. The controversial figure has once again created a stir by telling the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot that he is available to play for the PM's XI against England in Canberra ahead of the...
  • England players are jealous of me, says Kevin Pietersen January 10, 2015

    Melbourne: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has once again criticised his former international colleagues, suggesting he was the victim of professional jealousy. Pietersen was sacked almost a year ago, but has been on hand with regular barbs ever since a confidentiality agreement between the two parties expired, reports dailymail.co.uk. His explosive autobiography...
  • Mike Young returns as Australia's fielding coach January 10, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia's squad for the Tri-Series, including India and Australia, and ICC Cricket World Cup will be boosted by the return of American fielding guru Mike Young. According to CA website, fielding consultant Greg Blewett is in Adelaide for the birth of his child, and Young will link with the side...
  • West Indies board to speak soon on abandoned India tour January 10, 2015

    St. John's: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will for the first time speak on the report submitted by the task force that was commissioned to investigate the controversial abandoned India tour last year. In a release, the WICB said it had now studied the report in its entirety and would...
  • Kieran Powell says authorities scuppered his return to cricket January 9, 2015

    Bridgetown, Barbados: Embattled opener Kieran Powell says mixed signals from the West Indies cricket authorities left him "deflated and confused" and foiled his attempt to return to international cricket, following a self-imposed break from the game. In a statement issued on Thursday, the 24-year-old left-hander confirmed he had taken a break...
  • Cricket under terror threat: Pakistan spinner Ajmal forced to shut down his academy January 9, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been forced to close his international cricket academy in his hometown Faisalabad after it received threats from extremist elements. Ajmal confirmed to PTI that he had closed down his academy temporarily after he met with the deputy commissioner of Faisalabad and the vice chancellor of...