International Cricketers

  • Jaques Kallis is one of the greatest allrounders in cricket history: ICC 22 hours 15 minutes ago

    Dubai: In a rich tribute to Jaques Kallis, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the legendary South African all-rounder will be remembered for his consistency with both bat and ball in all formats of the game. Kallis yesterday announced his retirement, prompted by a poor run in the series against Sri...
  • BCCI will take up Jadeja penalty issue with ICC 5 days ago

    Mumbai: BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla reiterated on Saturday that the board will appeal to the ICC against their decision to penalise Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for his altercation with England pacer James Anderson during the first Test at Trent Bridge. "Board will go for appeal in ICC. We will put...
  • Misbah-ul Haq looks to spinners for Sri Lanka tour 5 days ago

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said on Friday spin would be a key factor in his side's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka as he looked to Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman to beat the islanders. The last time the two teams met was in January at the neutral venue of Dubai with...
  • Peter Chingoka steps down as Zimbabwe cricket chief 1 week ago

    Harare: Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka has unexpectedly stepped down from his position after 22 years at the helm, as the organisation also announced changes at both coach and captaincy level after their board meeting in Harare. Chingoka had previously indicated that he would stand for re-election when his term ended...
  • Bangladesh recall Imrul Kayes for ODIs on West Indies tour 1 week ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday recalled opening batsman Imrul Kayes in their 15-man squad for the three-match one-day international series against the West Indies in the Caribbean next month. Kayes replaced allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is serving a six-month ban, imposed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for what they said was...
  • ICC on course for long-term strategic 'vision plan' July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has already commenced preparatory work on a long-term plan which will kick in immediately after the current five-year strategic plan expires next year. The new plan is likely to set long-term targets for the organisation and provide guidelines as to how these targets should...
  • Shakib Al Hasan apologises, appeals for reduced ban July 20, 2014

    Suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan apologised on Sunday and appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to reduce the six-month ban slapped on him earlier this month for misbehaviour. Bangladesh's most prominent cricketer was punished for what the BCB called a "severe attitude problem" and the board also decided not to...
  • Shane Warne dials Cook's number to 'clear the air' July 18, 2014

    London: Australian spin legend Shane Warne claims to have settled his differences with Alastair Cook after talking to the England skipper for over an hour. "It was good to clear the air and it was amicable," Warne told the Daily Telegraph. During England's 5-0 Ashes series loss 'Down Under', Cook's generally conservative...
  • MCC no to changing law on 'Mankading', says batsmen to blame July 18, 2014

    London: Batsmen should stay inside the crease and not back up too early to avoid being 'Mankaded', felt the World Cricket Committee while refusing to change the law which allows for running out the non-striker. The MCC's World Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting with the panel stating that it was...
  • Disciplinary hearing in Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson row on July 22 July 17, 2014

    The ICC on Thursday appointed Gordon Lewis AM as the Judicial Commissioner to hear the misconduct case against England paceman James Anderson and the preliminary hearing will be conducted on July 22, a day after the Lord's Test concludes. Anderson is facing a charge under Level 3 of the ICC Code...
  • Indian women to play Test cricket after 8 long years July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women cricket team will be playing a four-day 'Test' match after a gap of eight long years as they gear up for a short two and half week tour of England starting August 7. India will be playing a 'Test' and three ODIs during the 19 day...
  • No need to change law related to bat: World Cricket Committee July 17, 2014

    London: The game of cricket appears heavily loaded in the favour of the batsmen but the World Cricket Committee has ruled against changing the law related to the size of the bat due to lack of consensus on the issue. The WCC discussed the issue at its meeting and decided that...
  • ECB to lodge complaint against Jadeja, contest India's allegations July 16, 2014

    On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) charged England fast bowler James Anderson after India alleged and complained that he "abused and pushed" allrounder Ravindra Jadeja on day two of the drawn first Test in Nottingham. But the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to contest the allegations. The...
  • Pakistan restrict Mohammed Irfan to ODIs and T20s July 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan team management have decided to restrict tall paceman Mohammed Irfan to only ODIs and T20s, keeping in mind team's interest in the next year's World Cup. Injury-prone Irfan was stopped from participating in any Ramazan tournament as coach Waqar Younis called him back to the national cricket academy to...
  • BCCI is not sitting on pots of money, says N Srinivasan July 15, 2014

    Chennai: The BCCI is not sitting on "pots of money" as is being made out and it shared revenues with players and state associations for promoting the sport, new ICC Chairman N Srinivasan said on Tuesday. "BCCI is often much misunderstood. You really do not hear what BCCI has done. It...
  • Pujara lone Indian in top-10, Vijay earns 12 places in ICC Test rankings July 14, 2014

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara continued to be the lone Indian batsman in the top-10 despite losing a place to be at eighth spot while opener Murali Vijay, who hit 146 and 52 in drawn first Test against England, jumped up 12 places to 30th in the latest ICC Test rankings issued...
  • Happy to have saved the match for India, says delighted Binny July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: Having answered his critics with a match-saving 78, Stuart Binny expressed his pride and happiness on getting India out of a sticky situation in his debut Test. "I was a bit disappointed with the way it went in the first innings. I did the hard work for the first 10-15...
  • Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene to retire from Tests next month July 14, 2014

    Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene will retire from Test cricket following the home series against South Africa and Pakistan, the country's cricket board said on Monday. "It was not an easy decision to make given that it has been a great privilege and honour representing my country during the past...
  • DRS could have helped Binny to get maiden Test hundred July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: India survived a severe scare on the final day of the 1st Test of the current five-Test series against England to maintain a clean sheet before the second encounter at the home of the game, Lord's, later this week. For this escape, the visitors have much to thank the debutante...
  • Sri Lanka to send banned spinner Sachithra Senanayake for coaching July 14, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket authorities decided on Sunday to send off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake for intense coaching after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled his bowling action illegal and banned him from international matches. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said the coaching team was being asked to study reports from...
  • Virat Kohli stays second in ICC ODI batting chart July 13, 2014

    Dubai: India's Virat Kohli may have flopped in the two innings of the first Test against England but the star batsman has held on to his second spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Sunday. Kohli though has company in South Africa's Hashim Amla, who jumped two places to...
  • David Collier to step down as ECB chief executive: reports July 13, 2014

    London: David Collier is set to quit as England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive, according to British media reports. It is understood Collier will step down at the end of the current English season, with an interim appointment likely to be made to help ease the transition. In the 59-year-old's decade...
  • Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake banned over action July 12, 2014

    Off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been banned from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Saturday. Senanayake, 29, was reported during his side's five-match one-day international series in England in June and his action underwent assessment in Cardiff. Tests revealed he exceeded the allowed 15-degree flex in...
  • Nathan Lyon relishes work with master Muttiah Muralitharan July 11, 2014

    Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon said on Friday his work with Muttiah Muralitharan has been hugely beneficial and can only make him a better bowler. The world's leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and has agreed to join the Australian coaching team more formally for their series...
  • Six newcomers win New Zealand Cricket contracts July 10, 2014

    Wellington: Young allrounder Jimmy Neesham and former Australia wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi are among six newcomers on the list released Thursday of 20 players offered central contracts by New Zealand Cricket. Spinners Ish Sodhi and Mark Craig, and pace bowlers Matt Henry and Adam Milne are also included on the list for...
  • Jeff Crowe completes double-century of matches in ODIs July 9, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand's Jeff Crowe became only the third ICC match referee to officiate in 200 One-day internationals when he took field for the second ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Pallekele. Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle (279) and Briton Chris Broad (245) are the other ICC officials who have...
  • PCB happy with bilateral series deals in new FTP July 9, 2014

    Karachi: A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that it had got a good deal in finalising its bilateral series with other countries in the new future tours program of the International Cricket Council (ICC) that will run from 2015 to 2023. "The new FTP is good for...
  • Ravi Shastri hails ICC for choosing Srinivasan as chairman July 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India skipper Ravi Shastri has hailed International Cricket Council (ICC) for choosing the beleaguered BCCI supremo N Srinivasan as its first chairman. "If you want my answer, It's a very good choice," the cricketer turned commentator said on Srinivasan being appointed ICC chairman despite the Supreme Court stripping off...
  • PCB seeks ICC's suggestion on revoking Saleem Malik's ban July 9, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik has been given a lifeline by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as it has approached the ICC for guidance and advice on whether the ban on the disgraced batsman could be removed. "We have written to the ICC and asked it to guide us as...
  • Fearing Vincent-like life ban, players may not admit similar offences July 5, 2014

    Wellington: The head of the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association says the life ban imposed on former test batsman Lou Vincent for match-fixing might deter other players from admitting similar activities. The England and Wales Cricket Board last week slapped Vincent with 11 life bans, to be served concurrently, after he...