International Cricketers

  • Waqar Younis questions timing of ICC crackdown on chucking Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of cricket authorities' crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup, and suggested that rules on bowling actions be relaxed for spinners. In an interview with AFP, the former pace great said key all rounder Mohammed Hafeez's confidence was left...
  • Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns charged with perjury 5 days ago

    London: British prosecutors on Thursday charged former New Zealand great Chris Cairns with perjury. The charge relates to a 2012 libel action that Cairns successfully brought against former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi over a tweet accusing the all-rounder of match-fixing during his time in the now-defunct Indian Cricket League...
  • Kapil Dev wins Lifetime Achievement award in UK 6 days ago

    London: Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords here. The award, constituted by the Indo-European Business Forum (IBEF), was presented to the former India World Cup-winning captain on Wednesday evening for his contribution to the sport and...
  • ICC ODI Rankings: Mithali Raj retains top spot in batting September 21, 2014

    Dubai: India's Mithali Raj maintained her position atop the women batters while Jhulan Goswami dropped a place to fourth among the bowlers in the latest OneDay International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday. Mithali retained her spot with 735 points while her compatriot Harmanpreet Kaur also...
  • Ravindra Jadeja row went too far: James Anderson September 21, 2014

    London: Reflecting on his infamous altercation with Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, England pace spearhead James Anderson said the matter that brought a great deal of stress to him "went too far" and could have been dealt with on the day of the incident itself. "I felt it went too far...
  • Jonathan Trott denies Mitchell Johnson caused Ashes exit September 21, 2014

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott insisted Saturday that Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was not responsible for his early exit from England's Ashes tour as he criticised Michael Vaughan's reaction to his health problems. When Trott quit what turned out to be a 50 Ashes thrashing by Australia after twice falling...
  • Lasith Malinga to undergo ankle treatment in Australia September 20, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will have to do without Lasith Malinga for about threeandahalf months until early next year as the speedster has planned to get his troubled ankle treated in Australia. National Selector Pramodaya Wickramasingha said that the rightarmer would be soon flying to Australia for treatment to an ankle injury...
  • Clive Lloyd pleased with new West Indies players September 19, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies cricket legend Clive Lloyd says he is impressed with the new crop of young players on the regional cricket team following the series against Bangladesh. Lloyd, the most successful captain who led the team during the 1970s and 1980s, has singled out opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite who was...
  • West Indies' Darren Bravo fined by ICC September 17, 2014

    Dubai: West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day's play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia. He was fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.8 of the...
  • Ajmal will undergo biomechanic test at PCB laboratory: Intikhab Alam September 17, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will use all modern methods including a functional biomechanics laboratory to stamp out the menace of bowlers with illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket. Former captain Intikhab Alam who heads the PCB's domestic cricket operations told PTI on Tuesday that there were also plans to...
  • Afridi shouldn't take captaincy for granted: Miandad September 17, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan batting legend Javed Miandad has supported the decision to reappoint Shahid Afridi as the Twenty20 captain but cautioned the allrounder against taking the position for granted. Afridi was sacked from the post in 2011 after a bitter feud with then coach Waqar Younis. Miandad said Afridi's batting form would...
  • PCB assures Ajmal full support in rehabilitation September 17, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan assured his full support in getting banned offspinner Saeed Ajmal back into the international fold. Shaharyar said Ajmal had served Pakistan with great distinction and now it was time for the board to stand beside him. He said Ajmal is determined for his...
  • Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse September 17, 2014

    Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer. The 51yearold first said he was suffering from a form of lymphoma in 2012 but after chemotherapy he said in June 2013 the tumours had been eroded and he was clear of the disease. Crowe was, however, told...
  • Suspended Saeed Ajmal targets World Cup 2015 for comeback September 15, 2014

    Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has not given up hope on playing in the 2015 World Cup to be cohosted by Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban 'good for the game': Darren Lehmann September 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Ahead of Australia's bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, coach Darren Lehman has said ICC's decision to ban spinner Saeed Ajmal is "good for the game". Lehmanncoached Australia will play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October. Describing the decision...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal's elbow extends beyond 40 degrees September 12, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal failed his biomechanics test in Brisbane because his average elbow extension was more than double the 15 degrees allowed by the ICC. According to the test results, Ajmal's average delivery was around an astonishing 40 degrees extension. "There was a relatively small standard deviation of 2.5 degrees...
  • Suspended Ajmal to undergo remedial work on action September 11, 2014

    Karachi: Suspended Pakistani offspinner Saeed Ajmal will start remedial work on his bowling action next week after it was deemed illegal, the countrys cricket chief said on Thursday. Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday after being reported during the Galle Test...
  • Six England players receive first central contracts September 11, 2014

    London: Six players have been awarded central contracts by England for the first time, indicating the scale of the upheaval in the national team since the Ashes whitewash by Australia around the turn of the year. Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were among...
  • Ajmal's suspension: Witchhunt or crusade by ICC? September 10, 2014

    The ICC's pledge to hunt down suspect bowling actions from the game landed its biggest catch so far in Pakistan's top bowler Saeed Ajmal. ...
  • PCB seeks Saqlain Mushtaq's help to correct Saeed Ajmal action September 10, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sought the help of former champion spinner Saqlain Mushtaq to enable Saeed Ajmal make a return to international cricket before the World Cup. "The PCB has contacted me to help and work with Ajmal," Saqlain confirmed on Wednesday from London. Saqlain is regarded as...
  • Bangladesh pacer AlAmin Hossain reported for illegal action September 10, 2014

    Dubai: Just a day after ace Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal was handed a bowling ban for illegal action, Bangladesh pacer AlAmin Hossain has been reported for chucking during his side's 10wicket loss against West Indies in St Vincent. With new and stringent rules in place, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is...
  • No quick technology fix for problem bowlers, says ICC September 10, 2014

    Melbourne: The ICC is cautiously optimistic that wearable sensors can provide the technological breakthrough needed to stamp out illegal bowling actions but does not expect them to be ready for trial in matches before mid2015. Geoff Allardice, the International Cricket Council's general manager of cricket, told Reuters in an interview on...
  • PCA chief apologises for his comments on Moeen Ali abuse September 10, 2014

    London: The chief of England's Professional Cricketers' Association Angus Porter has profusely apologised for his comments that England cricketer Moeen Ali should have taken the abuse from the Indian fans during the oneoff T20 International as a "compliment". In an interview on Tuesday with the Press Association, Porter said that it...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board not to appeal Saeed Ajmal suspension September 10, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board has retracted its decision to file an appeal for Saeed Ajmal, who believes he can overturn his suspension for an illegal bowling action on medical grounds. Ajmal was suspended by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday, and soon after, 80yearold PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in Lahore...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday advised his compatriot Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the ban slapped on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his illegal bowling action. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal alone at this testing time for...
  • ICC is biased towards Pakistani players: Abdul Qadir September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan spin great Abdul Qadir has lashed out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) after it imposed a ban on offspinner Saeed Ajmal from playing in international cricket. "The ICC is biased towards Pakistani players. All its rules and penalties are only for our players," Qadir told PTI on Tueaday. But...
  • Pakistan bowling is finished without Ajmal: Rashid Latif September 9, 2014

    Melbourne: The ban imposed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on spinner Saeed Ajmal for illegal bowling action is a deadly blow to Pakistan's 'threatening bowling' unit, feels former skipper Rashid Latif. Latif said on Tuesday that the ban was a major setback for the Pakistan team, which lacks quality spin...
  • Shoaib Akhtar advises Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge ICC ban September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Having been at the receiving end of chucking accusations during his playing days, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has advised Saeed Ajmal to legally challenge the new protocol of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on bowling actions. "I just fear that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not leave Ajmal...
  • Banned Saeed Ajmal says elbow 'not usual', vows to play World Cup September 9, 2014

    Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal blamed his illegal action on a "not usual" elbow and vowed to return by next year's World Cup after he was banned from international cricket on Tuesday. The world's top oneday bowler dismissed the International Cricket Council's indefinite ban, which followed tests in Brisbane, as "not an...
  • PCB to appeal against Ajmal's suspension September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Stung by the suspension of Saeed Ajmal for an illegal bowling action, the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday said it would appeal against the ICC's decision. "The ban on Ajmal is a big blow to Pakistan cricket and we will appeal against the decision," PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said in...