International Cricketers

  • Paul Farbrace quits as Sri Lanka's head coach 22-04-2014 04:19 PM

    Colombo: The head coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team Paul Farbrace has decided to leave his post and take up the assistant coach's job for his native country, England. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said that Farbrace this morning officially informed his decision to the SLC executive...
  • Sri Lanka unaware of Farbrace's plans for England 19-04-2014 03:49 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka cricket is in the dark over any possible move by the national coach Paul Farbrace to become a part of England coaching staff. SLC, however admitted the ECB had communicated their interest in recruiting Farbrace, a release said. Farbrace had only become Sri Lanka's national coach in...
  • Peter Moores gets second stint as England cricket coach 19-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Peter Moores was appointed as the new head coach of the England cricket team on Saturday, returning to the job he previously held for two years before getting sacked. The 51-year-old Lancashire coach replaced Andy Flower, who lost the Test coaching role following England's 5-0 loss to Australia in the...
  • Pakistan probes stars for playing with Danish Kaneria 18-04-2014 12:58 PM

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket authorities have launched an investigation after a number of current international stars played in exhibition matches in the United States with banned spinner Danish Kaneria. Kaneria was given a lifetime ban for spot-fixing in an English county game, which under International Cricket Council (ICC) rules effectively bars...
  • Troubled Jonathan Trott to 'take another break' 18-04-2014 08:53 AM

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott is set to take another break from cricket due to the same stress issues that forced him to quit the recent Ashes series, according to a report on Thursday. Trott decided to pull out of England's tour to Australia after the first Test in Brisbane...
  • PCB expecting six Test series vs India between 2015 and 2023 13-04-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is expecting to play at least six home and away Test series against India in the next eight-year FTP cycle between 2015 and 2023 which will also include an "off-shore" home series in the United Arab Emirates. According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, "The...
  • India A to tour Australia in July-August 11-04-2014 09:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian A team will tour Australia for two-four-day matches and a limited-over quadrangular cricket series from July 6 to August 2. The Indian A team will start their tour with two four-day games against Australia A at the Allan Border Field in Queensland before participating in the...
  • Former NZ wicketkeeper Hopkins calls it a day 11-04-2014 04:35 PM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins has announced his retirement from competitive cricket after a career spanning over 17 years. The 37-year-old Hopkins played four Tests, 25 one-dayers and 10 Twenty20 internationals with his last Test and ODI appearance coming against India back in 2010. In domestic cricket, Hopkins...
  • Pakistan set to tour Lanka in August 11-04-2014 02:42 PM

    Karachi: Deprived of cricket at home due to security concerns, Pakistan have something to look forward to outside their turf after striking a deal with Sri Lanka for an away series on the sidelines of the ICC meet in Dubai. The tour dates are yet to be decided by the...
  • Australia return to Zimbabwe for one-day tournament 10-04-2014 10:25 PM

    Cape Town: Australia will return to Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade later this year to take part in a triangular one-day international tournament, Zimbabwe Cricket said on Thursday. The Australians have not toured the country since May 2004, but will open the triangular tournament - which also...
  • ICC paves way for Associate Members to earn Test status 10-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Dubai: The ICC on Thursday paved the way for Associate Members to earn Test status by introducing the 'ICC Test Challenge', which will take place every four years between the lowest ranked Test team and the winner of the ICC Inter-Continental Cup. The decision, taken at the ICC's Executive Board...
  • Sri Lanka board hits back at Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara 09-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket board and two senior players were locked in a war of words on Wednesday, a day after the World Cup-winning Twenty20 team returned home as national heroes. Former skippers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara sparked the row by criticising cricket officials during a red-carpet reception at...
  • Aussie Ashes heroes Ryan Harris, Chris Rogers honoured by Wisden 09-04-2014 04:35 PM

    London: Australia paceman Ryan Harris and opening batsman Chris Rogers have been rewarded for their performances in the two recent Ashes series by being included as two of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year. They were honoured by the annual publication, often referred to as the 'bible of cricket', along...
  • Shikhar Dhawan named one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year 09-04-2014 02:37 PM

    London: India's swashbuckling opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been named as one of the Five Cricketers of the Year, an honour dating back to 1889, by Wisden for his performance in 2013. The 28-year-old Dhawan was the highest run-scorer during India's triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy, amassing 363 runs...
  • Wisden laments 'divide and rule' ICC 09-04-2014 01:29 PM

    London: International cricket is set for a future of "colonial-style divide and rule," and will be "holding its breath" over the extent of Indian influence, according to the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack published on Wednesday. In February, changes to the governance of the International Cricket Council (ICC), handed...
  • Peter Moores 'excited' by the prospect of England return 04-04-2014 07:45 PM

    Peter Moores, who was sacked as England head coach after a falling out with Kevin Pietersen, confirmed on Friday that he would be interested in reprising the role he left in 2009. "I'm part of the ECB process to identify the next coach - I'm in that and see where...
  • Brett Lee, Pietersen, Murali confirmed for Lord's Bicentenary 04-04-2014 07:04 PM

    London: Retired Australian speedster Brett Lee has become the latest player to be named in the Sachin Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club XI which will take on Rest of the World XI in a Lord's Bicentenary celebration match on July 5. English swashbuckler Kevin Pietersen and Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah...
  • Graeme Smith baffled by Pietersen's England axing 03-04-2014 09:17 PM

    London: Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Thursday expressed his surprise at England's decision to end the international career of his Surrey team-mate Kevin Pietersen. Pietersen, 33, was sensationally axed by England in the aftermath of their 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, despite the South Africa-born batsman being his...
  • After sacking, angry Arthur wanted Australia to lose Ashes 02-04-2014 01:38 PM

    Sydney: The manner of his sacking as Australia coach still rankles Mickey Arthur but the resentment was so strong when it had happened that he wanted his former wards to lose the Ashes last summer. Though Australia failed to make the semis of the ongoing World T20, they have done...
  • Cairns confirms investigation by police, ICC 27-03-2014 09:21 AM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test cricketer Chris Cairns confirmed on Thursday he is under investigation by the London Metropolitan Police and the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit, although he says he does not know why. "I have had contact from the (Metropolitan) police and the ICC and I will be...
  • Shillingford can resume bowling but without doosra: ICC 26-03-2014 11:21 AM

    Dhaka: West Indies' Shane Shillingford was on Wednesday allowed by the ICC to resume bowling in international after undergoing remedial work but the off-spinner has been barred from bowling his 'doosra' delivery. Shillingford was reported at the end of second day's play in the Mumbai Test against India in November...
  • Pakistan and India can play bilateral series after IPL: Najam Sethi 24-03-2014 10:09 AM

    Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi is confident that Pakistan and India can play a short bilateral series after the Indian Premier League (IPL) this summer. "With India now deciding to host IPL matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) it is a good sign...
  • ICC fines Broad for criticising match officials 23-03-2014 09:13 PM

    Chittagong: England captain Stuart Broad was Sunday fined 15 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after pleading guilty to a Level 1 charge of publicly criticising match officials following his team's Group 1 encounter against New Zealand. After the match on Saturday, Broad was found...
  • Gayle set to play 100th Test in June against NZ at home 23-03-2014 01:10 PM

    Port of Spain: Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle is set to play his 100th Test at his home ground in Jamaica when New Zealand tour the Caribbean in June, the West Indies Cricket Board said. The WICB has announced a three-match Test series and two Twenty20 Internationals between the two teams....
  • Mitchell Johnson's toe infection spreads to leg 21-03-2014 12:52 PM

    Sydney: Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson is facing a race against time to be fit for the upcoming Indian Premier League as he continues to recover from a toe infection that ruled him out of the World Twenty20. In an update on contracted players released Friday, Cricket Australia (CA) said the...
  • I feel very let down by Sangakkara and Jayawardene: Jayasuriya 18-03-2014 10:36 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has expressed disappointment at not being kept in the loop as far as the retirement plans of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene from T20 Internationals were concerned. "I feel very let down by them. I've been very transparent with them. If they're...
  • I regard Steyn as one of the best in last 20-30 years: Waqar 15-03-2014 01:57 PM

    Kolkata: Pakistani fast-bowling legend Waqar Younis has said that the South African pacer Dale Steyn is one of the best in the world he has seen in past two to three decades. "I've regarded him as one of the best in the world for last 20-30 years. Even in South...
  • 'Burnout' not depression caused Ashes return, says Trott 14-03-2014 10:56 PM

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott said mental "burnout" was behind his sudden withdrawal from England's Ashes tour of Australia and he is now eager to resume his international career. Trott left the tour after England were thrashed in the first Test in November with what was reported to be a...
  • Sad the way Kevin Pietersen was treated: Chris Gayle 09-03-2014 11:33 AM

    Bridgetown: West Indies batting star Chris Gayle has been saddened by the manner in which Kevin Pietersen was treated by England's cricket authorities. Pietersen, the side's premier batsman, was sacked following England's recent embarrassing 5-0 whitewash at the hands of Australia. "He's definitely missed. I'm sad he's not here and...
  • Andy Flower gets new ECB role as technical director 03-03-2014 08:08 PM

    London: Former England head coach Andy Flower was appointed to a new role within the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) hierarchy after officials announced Monday he'd become their technical director of elite coaching. Flower resigned last month as coach of the national side following the team's humiliating 5-0 Ashes...