MATCHES

  • 10 things that every non-fan of cricket feels on a match day February 16, 2015

    Its world cup season and for the next month or so, India will talk, eat, think, breathe and sleep cricket. It's more than a sport in this country. In fact it's more than a religion. It's an emotion that will manifest the minds of everyone; Except for people who never...
  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan to make his commentary debut with the India-Pak match February 15, 2015

    Amitabh Bachchan said he was excited about his live cricket commentary debut with the India-Pak match in Adelaide on February 15. "I am taking tips from commentators," he said. Bachchan's deep voice is the key element in his upcoming film Shamitabh and he will deliver the same tone while commentating. ...
  • Excited about Indo-Pak World Cup match commentary: Amitabh Bachchan February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is busy cramming to get into the intricacies of cricket terminologies ahead of his debut commentary stint during the upcoming India-Pakistan match of the 2015 World Cup. Bachchan, 72, who will be joining seasoned commentators Harsha Bhogle and Kapil Dev for the highly-awaited February 15 match,...
  • Full text: Supreme Court order on Srinivasan, CSK, RR, Raman, Meiyappan January 23, 2015

    In a setback to N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday barred him from contesting any BCCI election on grounds of conflict of interest and set up a judges committee under a former Chief Justice of India to decide on the punishment in the IPL scam that can threaten the...
  • Chris Cairns pleads not guilty to perjury charge January 17, 2015

    Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns on Friday pleaded not guilty to a charge of perjury and to perverting the course of justice in a match-fixing libel action. Cairns faces the allegations in light of being awarded $136,000 in damages after he sued Lalit Modi, founder of the Indian Premier League...
  • Tri-Series: Early wickets cost us the match, says Eoin Morgan January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Quite pleased with his personal form but devastated by the team's loss, England cricket captain Eoin Morgan on Friday blamed the defeat against Australia in the ODI tri-series opener on the top-order collapse triggered by pacer Mitchell Starc. "We did well to get to 234 after the early wickets, 250...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli as long-term Test captain January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Batting legend Rahul Dravid had backed Virat Kohli to lead the Indian cricket team on a long- term basis, describing him as the ideal leader around whom the country can plan its Test future. Kohli led the Indian side in two matches in the just-concluded Test series in Australia,...
  • Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera named in match-fixing case December 15, 2014

    Madrid: Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Atletico Madrid captain Gabriel "Gabi" Fernandez were named Monday as suspects in a match-fixing probe launched by Spain's state prosecutor. They were identified when the prosecutor issued an official complaint and asked the judiciary to investigate officials and players linked to football clubs Zaragoza...
  • Warner pays tribute to 'friend' Hughes with a classy ton in Adelaide December 9, 2014

    David Warner paid tribute to his friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes, by scoring a scintillating century against India in the first Test in Adelaide. Warner blasted a quickfire century off 106 balls, firing up an emotional Adelaide Oval crowd after solemn tributes to Hughes. Warner, who was present when Hughes was...
  • Match-fixers to face up to seven years in prison in New Zealand December 4, 2014

    People convicted of sports match-fixing in New Zealand will face up to seven years in prison under new legislation passed by the country's government on Thursday. The Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill was part of a raft of measures introduced by New Zealand's government in the past 12 months in an effort...
  • Mike Hesson lauds New Zealand`s undefeated Test series run December 2, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Tuesday lauded his team`s unbeaten Test series run and the bounce back against Pakistan to level the three Tests. New Zealand thumped Pakistan by an innings and 80 runs to win the third and final Test in Sharjah on Sunday, levelling the series 1-1. Pakistan...
  • ICC announces match officials for World Cup 2015 December 2, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Tuesday named four World Cup winners in a 25-member match officials' team for the Cricket World Cup 2015, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. The team includes five officials from the elite panel of ICC match referees,...
  • Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches on Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2. Hockey India (HI) selectors Surinder Kaur, Harbinder Singh, Mamta Kharab, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach...
  • Shilpa Shetty poses with Schwarzenneger in Macau November 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty struck up a pose with Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger in Macau, where the duo were present to watch a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri. While Shilpa was accompanied by her husband Raj Kundra for the event, Schwarzenegger was present with his once onscreen...
  • Kim Hughes, McGrath back Smith to lead in Clarke's absence November 21, 2014

    Sydney: As serious doubts remain over Michael Clarke's participation in the first Test against India, Steven Smith is being looked by many as a front-runner to lead Australia in the regular skipper's absence. Even though vice-captain Brad Haddin is expected to step up as skipper in Clarke's absence when Australia take...
  • Salman Butt hopes for comeback after ICC revises anti-corruption code November 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned former Test captain Salman Butt has not given up hopes of a comeback to cricket after the ICC revised its anti-corruption code and left the responsibility of pleading cases for banned players to the home Boards. "I am sure Pakistan Cricket Board will deal with our cases in...
  • Is Sachin Tendulkar right or wrong in avoiding match-fixing issue in his book? November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar may have invited criticism for skirting the match-fixing issue that rocked Indian cricket in 2000 in his autobiography 'Playing It My Way' but eminent lawyers have backed the icon saying it was the "prerogative of a celebrity like him to express himself in a manner he...
  • Italian tennis player admits to match-fixing, more players to be questioned November 7, 2014

    Italian Daniele Bracciali has made 'partial admissions' during interrogation that could see prosecutors investigating match-fixing in tennis summon other players, including retired Swede Tomas Nydahl, reports in Italy said on Thursday. Bracciali and his occasional doubles partner Potito Starace are being investigated for corruption after intercepted internet conversations claiming they sold...
  • I didn't know, so didn't comment in book: Tendulkar on fixing November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar has shied away from touching on perhaps the darkest phase in Indian cricket - the match-fixing scandal - in his much-awaited autobiography, saying he chose to skirt the issue as it would have been "unwise" to comment on things he was not fully aware of. Speaking to a...
  • Brendon McCullum has matchfixing evidence September 18, 2014

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum's lawyer says the New Zealand cricket captain is determined to give evidence about alleged matchfixing approaches from a former teammate, believed to be Chris Cairns. McCullum is currently caught in a legal battle, with a High Court injunction put out to stop a newspaper in New Zealand from...
  • Cricketers warned against 'honey traps' during ICC World Cup 2015 September 11, 2014

    The game of cricket has often been rocked by matchfixing and corruption. Allegations of fixing, including the new phenomenon of spotfixing, have emerged occasionally, tarnishing the image of the gentleman's game. With cricket's biggest extravaganza the ICC Cricket World Cup coming up next year in Australia and New...
  • European clubs step up matchfixing prevention September 10, 2014

    Geneva: Europe's top football clubs have been asked to increase their commitment to prevent matchfixing. The European Club Association said it invited 214 members to sign a "Charter on Integrity in Football". The membership includes several clubs which have had officials or players convicted or sanctioned for involvement in fixing cases since...
  • As it happened: Indians vs Middlesex, Tour match at Lord's August 22, 2014

    Middlesex innings: Karn Sharma took three wickets to end the Middlesex chase, handing the Indians a 95run victory. End of 36 overs: Middlesex lost two quick wickets inside the gap of 2 overs to struggle at 119 for 8. End of 28 overs: Offspinner R Ashwin struck to sent Simpson back for 19....
  • Government has no intention to take over BCCI, says Sports Minister August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was responding to a...
  • New Zealand to impose lengthy jail terms for matchfixing July 31, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand is to slap a sevenyear jail term on anyone caught matchfixing under a new law due to take effect before it hosts the Cricket World Cup and Under20 FIFA World Cup next year. The MatchFixing Bill, introduced to parliament on Thursday (July 31) with unanimous political support, would...
  • Aamir Khan's son Azad playing football with Abhishek Bachchan is the cutest thing you'll see today July 21, 2014

    This has got to be the cutest image of the day. Two and a half year old Azad Rao Khan dribbled with a football at a recent celebrity charity football match. Azad played with mom Kiran Rao, who was part of one of the teams and Abhishek Bachchan. Azad's dad,...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA asks magazine for proof of matchfixing July 2, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA has asked a German magazine to provide details of all its conversations with convicted matchfixer Wilson Raj Perumal to prove its claim that a World Cup game could have been fixed. FIFA director of security Ralf Mutschke said in a statement read out at a daily briefing...