INTERNATIONAL CRICKETERS

  • ICC 20 years too late to act on chucking: Michael Holding 15 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former West Indies great Michael Holding is happy that ICC is finally coming down hard on bowlers with suspect action but he feels that the game's governing body is "20 years too late" in executing a clampdown on suspected chuckers. "Twenty years too late! We have had a lot...
  • Skipper Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding 16 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not "innovative and proactive enough as captain, especially in Tests" although India would remain a strong contender to retain their World Cup title in Australia next year. Holding believes that captaining the Indian ODI team is "not...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board releases Saqlain from Ajmal duty 20 hours 3 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have released former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq after completion of a one-month contract but said that suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will continue his remedial work on his bowling action. A PCB press release said that the PCB will decide whether to hire Saqlain again after an evalution...
  • Pakistan delay test on Saeed Ajmal's remodelled action Yesterday

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has deferred banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's trip to England for an independent test of his remodelled bowling action. Ajmal, Pakistan's frontline spinner, has been banned from bowling for his illegal action and PCB is keen to get him back before next year's 50-over World Cup...
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board appeals against reduced Ashraful ban 2 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi and international cricket authorities have jointly appealed against a reduced match ban for former captain Mohammad Ashraful for match-fixing, an official said on Wednesday. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) lodged the appeal this week after a ban imposed on the one-time prodigy was...
  • Hagley Oval approved for World Cup 2015 opener 2 days ago

    Wellington: The International Cricket Council has given final approval to Christchurch's Hagley Oval to host the opening match of next year's World Cup. The Oval is New Zealand's newest international cricket ground, constructed since the 2011 earthquake which devastated the South Island town, killing 185 people. While Hagley Oval was provisionally awarded...
  • BCCI to write to ICC about West Indies Cricket Board's conduct 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will write to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apprise the world body about the conduct of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), whose team cancelled the tour of India mid-way last week. "We will write to the ICC informing them...
  • Roshan Mahanama is fourth match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs 3 days ago

    Dubai: Roshan Mahanama became the latest member of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) elite panel of match referees to reach the 200-mark milestone in One-Day Internationals (ODI) when he officiated the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Tuesday. A former captain and member of...
  • Troubled West Indies continue hunt for Head Coach 4 days ago

    St Johns: West Indies might be in neck deep trouble after their team's pull out of the India series, but that hasn't stopped its board from reviewing coaching applications for the senior team as the post is lying vacant after Ottis Gibson's departure in August. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)...
  • BCCI ignoring women's cricket, says WCAI secretary 4 days ago

    Mathura: Accusing the BCCI of ignoring women's cricket, Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI) honorary general secretary Nutan Gavaskar has demanded the merger of the women's body with the all-powerful Indian board, which according to her was directed by the ICC eight years ago. "ICC should send its observers to locate...
  • Cricket Australia sets up amnesty period to report fixing suspicions 5 days ago

    Melbourne: In a first of its kind initiative, Cricket Australia has decided to establish an amnesty period for its players to report corruption-related suspicions in an effort to weed out match fixing in the game and shady characters behind it. Cricketers face bans of up to five years if they are...
  • Twenty20 cricket good for the sport, says Azhar Mahmood 5 days ago

    Dubai: Former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood on Sunday said he disagreed that Twenty20 cricket was spoiling younger generations of batsmen and is a threat to Test and one-day cricket. The 39-year-old was speaking at the launch of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) nine-day camp in the United Arab Emirates for young...
  • Shane Watson eyes coaching future 5 days ago

    Sydney: Revealing his passion for coaching, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Sunday said that contrasting experiences under two national coaches - Mickey Arthur and Darren Lehmann - will hold him in good stead for the role in the future. Watson, who is currently recovering from ankle and calf problems in...
  • Sri Lanka keen to host India for Tests next year 5 days ago

    Colombo: After having agreed to play a five-match ODI series in India on a short notice post the West Indies pull-out, the Sri Lankan board is looking for a return in favour from the BCCI in August next year by playing three Test matches in the island nation. "We have already...
  • India's World Cup win in 1983 inspired me, says Ranatunga 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that India's 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket. "When I saw Kapil Dev holding the Cup in 1983, I was inspired. I thought, if a team like India, which was...
  • I never indulged in sledging, says Steve Waugh 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Despite new state-of-the-art stadiums coming up across India, Former Australia captain Steve Waugh still considers Eden Gardens in Kolkata to be the best cricket ground in the sub-continent. "It was my last trip to India, the experience of playing in Eden Gardens, playing 5 days in front of 90,000...
  • Taking 20 wickets will be key to success in Australia: Sunil Gavaskar 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India's success in the upcoming Australia tour would hinge upon their ability to take 20 wickets, reckons former batting great Sunil Gavaskar. India, who have been juggling with their team set-up for quite some time now, will take on Australia in a three-Test series in December before competing in...
  • ICC backs new testing methods for chucking 6 days ago

    Dubai: Seeking to address doubts raised by the University of Western Australia (UWA), the ICC on Saturday defended its recent drive against chucking and its processes of identifying, testing bowlers with suspect actions. UWA was formerly the sole bio-mechanical testing centre for bowling actions and it has raised doubts over the...
  • Brendon McCullum to testify in Cairns perjury trial 6 days ago

    New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum says he will testify against former team-mate Chris Cairns in a perjury trial in London next year because he feels a duty "to protect the game." McCullum will be among as many as 12 leading cricketers who may be called to give evidence when the...
  • Anil Kumble joins Twitter on his 44th birthday 1 week ago

    India's greatest legspinner Anil Kumble gave in to the Twitter buzz on Friday, joining the microblogging site on his 44th birthday. "Finally on Twitter...& on a day that am a yr older and hopefully wiser! Looking forward...cheers," India's greatest match-winning bowler tweeted at 10:41 am today, and followed it by re-tweeting...
  • Afridi shouldn't be in team, says former PCB chairman 1 week ago

    Karachi: Former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Ejaz Butt doesn't appear to have forgotten his three-year-old dispute with flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi as he said that the former captain didn't deserve to be in the national team. After an impromptu meeting with the serving chairman, Shaharyar Khan at the Gaddafi...
  • 'Kevin Pietersen may never play in England again' October 17, 2014

    Ash, England: Kevin Pietersen may have played his last professional game of cricket in England, former international team mate Geraint Jones said on Thursday. South African-born batsman Pietersen, sacked by England at the start of the year, caused a storm of controversy this month when he attacked the national cricket board...
  • Saeed Ajmal bowls with revamped action under Saqlain Mushtaq's supervision October 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal for the first time bowled with his revamped action under the supervision of Saqlain Mushtaq on Wednesday. Ajmal bowled a number of overs to experienced all-rounder, Muhammad Hafeez who has also resumed batting in the nets after having to return home from the UAE because...
  • India losing it's grip over cricket market? October 15, 2014

    India has long dominated the international cricket market with the BCCI controlling majority of the International Cricket Council's revenues. But it might not be the case anymore. According to a media report, ICC's media rights deal shows that India's contribution to world cricket has fallen considerably. "After Star won the ICC...
  • 'Darrell Hair has gone mad,' says angry Harbhajan Singh October 15, 2014

    An enraged Harbhajan Singh has slammed former ICC umpirer Darrell hair for his remark "role models for chuckers" directed at him, Saqlain Mushtaq and Muttiah Muralitharan after ICC's recent clamp down on illegal bowling action leading to bans on a number of bowlers. "This is too much. Hair is...
  • Graham Gooch rubbishes Kevin Pietersen allegations about Andy Flower, Matt Prior October 15, 2014

    London: Former England captain Graham Gooch has rubbished Kevin Pietersen's views in his controversial autobiography about former coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior and also urged England players led by Alastair Cook to break their silence on the issue in a broader manner. "Kevin Pietersen is entitled to have his...
  • Saeed Ajmal ready for bowling test, says Pakistan Cricket Board October 14, 2014

    Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq believes Saeed Ajmal has rectified his action to permissible limits and is ready to undergo a test to return to cricket, the country's board said on Tuesday. The PCB will first send Ajmal, who was barred from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action, for...
  • Australia top ODI rankings after Pakistan whitewash October 13, 2014

    Dubai: The cancellation of their third ODI against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam due to cyclone 'hudhud' has cost India a chance to regain the number one spot even as Australia grabbed the numero uno position in the ICC rankings issued on Monday. "Australia has surged to the top of the...
  • Australia's Shane Watson begins comeback from long injury spell October 13, 2014

    Sydney: Injury-prone Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said on Monday he will make his return from injury in a Sydney club cricket match this weekend. Watson, 33, has not played since the Indian Premier League in May after being ruled out of Australia's tours of Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates...
  • BCCI pays Gavaskar, Shastri more than players: reports October 13, 2014

    In a startling report done by The Indian Express, which reveals that former players Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri are top-earners of BCCI by drawing Rs 6 crore annually. Both of them also get paid extra Rs 2 crore for their additional roles - Shastri being the director of Indian...