INTERNATIONAL CRICKETERS

  • Troubled West Indies continue hunt for Head Coach 5 hours 19 minutes 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 6 hours 18 minutes 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 21 hours 22 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 days 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 3 days 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' 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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? 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Timid umpires allowed chucking to flourish, says Darrell Hair 1 week ago

    Timid officiating has allowed a generation of 'chuckers' to flourish in international cricket and the current crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions has arrived two decades late, according to former Test umpire Darrell Hair. Pakistani's Saeed Ajmal is the highest profile of a string of spinners who have been suspended by...
  • Daniel Vettori named in New Zealand squad for Scotland game 1 week ago

    Allrounder Daniel Vettori has raised hopes of a full return to international cricket after being named in a 12-man squad for New Zealand's one-dayer against Scotland on Wednesday. The 35-year-old had surgery on his left Achilles in June 2013 and has not played a match for New Zealand since taking on...
  • Star India and Star Middle East bag new ICC broadcast rights October 12, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC on Sunday jointly awarded its audio-visual rights for ICC Events for a eight-year period between 2015 to 2023 to Star India and Star Middle East during which the channel will broadcast two World T20 and two %0-over World Cup tournaments. Star India and Star Middle east bagged the...
  • Kevin Pietersen, the misunderstood maverick October 10, 2014

    London: Maverick, innovator, game-changer, big-hitter, showman - accolades that Kevin Pietersen has lapped up ever since he decided to up sticks from his native South Africa and try his luck in England. But when the axe fell on his decade-long England career following last winter's 5-0 Ashes humiliation, everyone involved in...
  • Andrew Strauss laments 'madness' of Kevin Pietersen fall-out October 10, 2014

    London: Andrew Strauss has said English cricket could be damaged by the "madness" surrounding the publication of Kevin Pietersen's autobiography. As Pietersen's book went on general sale on Thursday after a welter of revelations and counter-claims, former England captain Strauss said he was concerned by the impact the accusations have on...
  • Told ECB of three players' access to Kevin Pietersen parody handle: Alec Stewart October 9, 2014

    London: Alec Stewart has stood by claims in Kevin Pietersen's autobiography that the former England wicketkeeper had informed the ECB of three English players who had access to the controversial batsman's parody Twitter account. According to Daily Mail, Pietersen in his book wrote that Stewart, a former England captain, had informed...
  • Ricky Ponting backs Kevin Pietersen's 'bullying' claims October 9, 2014

    London: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has spoken up in support of Kevin Pietersen's allegations of a "bullying" culture within the England team. Pietersen, in one of several controversial claims in his recently-published autobiography, accused England's senior bowlers and wicketkeeper Matt Prior of aggressively demanding apologies from team-mates not in...
  • Kevin Pietersen blames Andy Flower for 'choking' England October 9, 2014

    There were many villains in the England dressing-room but none was bigger than coach Andy Fowler, Kevin Pietersen said as he launched a fresh attack on the man he blames for master-minding a covert operation to get rid of him. Forty-eight hours of Flower-bashing did not seem enough to satisfy Pietersen...