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  • IPL promoters face 'closer scrutiny' of transactions 47 minutes ago

    Kochi: The newly-elected BCCI vice president on tuesday said there will be a "closer scrutiny" of financial transactions of IPL teams' promoters to make the "world's biggest cricket event" a transparent affair. A day after he was elected as BCCI vice president, IPL governing council member T C Mathew said all...
  • World Cup: Kevin Pietersen does not warrant England return, says Nasser Hussain 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    Kevin Pietersen does not warrant a recall to the England team despite apparent support from incoming ECB chief Colin Graves, according to former skipper Nasser Hussain. Pietersen was sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) last year but England's dreadful start to the World Cup has inevitably raised debate...
  • Manchester City hold football clinic in Kolkata 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Premier League champions Manchester City brought in a three-day football coaching clinic here which drew around 400 youngsters. The clinic ended on Tuesday with the youngsters getting a chance to learn the tricks and trades of modern football from international coaches. Also on display was the Premier League trophy. Prominent Manchester...
  • ICC World Cup: Nabi hopes Afghanistan will push Australia 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    Perth: Mohammad Nabi took over as captain of Afghanistan's one-day international team just under two years back, and has led the team in 25 of their 48 ODIs to date. He has overseen their qualification to the World T20 in Bangladesh last year, and to the World Cup this year...
  • World Cup 2015: Amla, Du Plessis star as South Africa thump Ireland 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    Ireland came into the match at the Manuka Oval high on confidence after victories in their first two games. South Africa, one of the pre-tournament favourites, presented a far sterner test than West Indies and United Arab Emirates, however, and ruthless batting from Hashim Amla (159) and Faf du Plessis...
  • World Cup pitches are different from tri-series: Kirti Azad 2 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Without intending to undermine India's brilliant showing so far in the cricket World Cup, former all-rounder Kirti Azad feels the pitches being prepared for the showpiece event are a lot flatter than the ones used during the tri-series preceding the tournament. After failing to win a single ODI in...
  • World Cup: No disciplinary action against Pakistan selector Moin Khan 3 hours 2 minutes ago

    Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan will not face further disciplinary action after being sent home from the World Cup for visiting a casino. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said the matter had been investigated and no further action would be taken against Moin. Moin Khan has suffered a terrible last few...
  • World Cup: Should India rest key players? Pick your India XI vs West Indies 3 hours 13 minutes ago

    With three wins in the bag and a place in the quarter-finals assured, should India captain MS Dhoni test the bench strength to keep every member of the squad ready for tougher battles ahead? Pick your XI for the match against West Indies on Friday. But remember, you can submit...
  • Kerala Blasters' Trevor Morgan to be Dempo SC head coach 3 hours 37 minutes ago

    Margao: Kerala Blasters assistant coach Trevor Morgan will take charge of Dempo SC as head coach Arthur Papas has resigned, citing personal reasons. According to sources in the club, Dempo SC have already chosen Papas' successor. They are expected to announce Morgan's name officially as the new head coach for the remainder...
  • World Cup: Michael Clarke sidesteps Darren Lehmann fall-out talk 4 hours 36 minutes ago

    Perth: Michael Clarke shrugged off suggestions he was at loggerheads with Australia coach Darren Lehmann by telling reporters on Tuesday: "You won't get headlines out of me". In the aftermath of the one-wicket loss to New Zealand at the weekend, Clarke's observation that Australia had failed to prepare for the swinging...
  • Phil Simmons' West Indies move 'not a done deal', says Cricket Ireland 4 hours 43 minutes ago

    Canberra: Cricket Ireland has refused to comment on speculation that their coach Phil Simmons may be heading home to the Caribbean after the World Cup to coach the West Indies, saying nothing had been finalised yet. Media reports over the past few days have suggested that Simmons is one of the...
  • Cricket World Cup: I am not at all surprised with India's turnaround, says Ravi Shastri 5 hours 4 minutes ago

    Perth: India's stunning turnaround of fortunes in the World Cup may have surprised many but not team director Ravi Shastri, who says the "script went on expected lines" as he had full faith in the players' abilities. India entered the quadrennial extravaganza following a winless tour Down Under and the defending...
  • ICC World Cup: Will Dhoni throw the Ashwin challenge at Gayle? 5 hours 5 minutes ago

    The media may be peeved at MS Dhoni the late-comer, but he's making all the right moves on the turf that matters. Three wins in three matches, and India's World Cup defence well on its way. India stayed in Perth after having UAE for an evening snack, awaiting West Indies, who...
  • ICC Cricket World Cup: National Anthem row adds to Eoin Morgan's woes 5 hours 28 minutes ago

    Sydney: As if England captain Eoin Morgan did not have enough to worry about leading his stumbling side at the World Cup, he has become caught up in a row over his failure to sing the national anthem. Thumping defeats by Australia (111 runs), New Zealand (eight wickets) and Sri Lanka...
  • ICC World Cup: Sri Lanka send stand-by spinner for injured Rangana Herath 5 hours 55 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka leg spinning-allrounder Seekkuge Prasanna is all set to join the World Cup squad as a stand by for the injured Rangana Herath. Herath split his finger during his team's match against England and the wound is expected to take 7-10 days to heal, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced...
  • Afghanistan face acid test in Cricket World Cup match against Australia 6 hours 30 minutes ago

    Perth: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been the 'Cinderella' story of this World Cup, with their maiden win --...
  • World Cup: A contrasting week for South Africa and the Pakistan threat 7 hours 28 minutes ago

    It has been a week of contrasting emotions for the Proteas as they mixed despair with brilliance. The lows of the MCG were offset by the highs of the SCG in two games of stark contrast. The loss to India has been unpacked time and time again the...
  • World Cup: Hamid Hassan head over heels with Andrew Flintoff inspiration 7 hours 36 minutes ago

    Perth: Cartwheeling, war-painted Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan wants to rip through Australia on Wednesday, using England Ashes hero Andrew Flintoff as his inspiration. Hassan had become a cult figure at the World Cup with a bandanna in his country's colours wrapped tightly around his head and tiny Afghanistan flags painted...
  • World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq hopes Pakistan handle flights and fights 7 hours 43 minutes ago

    Napier: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes his team's exhausting trans-Tasman flight schedule won't undermine their World Cup hopes as they prepare to tackle the amateurs of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. "The next six days are going to be very tough for us with flights and three games but that's how...
  • Massimiliano Allegri angry after Juventus let Roma off the hook 7 hours 51 minutes ago

    Rome: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri left the Stadio Olimpico pitch in angry mood after seeing his team squander a one-goal lead against 10 men in their 1-1 draw at AS Roma on Monday. Juventus were poised to open up a 12-point lead over their opponents at the top of Serie A...
  • World Cup: What's the fuss about Dhoni turning up late 8 hours 14 minutes ago

    There have been some write-ups on how India's captain is insensitive towards international media, and Indian media in particular, by coming late for a press briefing and how he made them wait for hours. Media is rather touchy and seems to be taking out on the captain. If indeed there are...
  • Juan Martin del Potro sees comeback by late March 8 hours 32 minutes ago

    Buenos Aires: Former world number four Juan Martin del Potro, having drawn confidence from his brief Sydney return in January, said on Monday he was confident of a full comeback "very soon". The Argentine giant, who has endured a stop-start career since winning the US Open in 2009, is recovering from...
  • World Cup: Australia were nervous against New Zealand, admits Mitchell Johnson 8 hours 36 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Nerves got the better of Australia's batting lineup in their dramatic World Cup loss to New Zealand at the weekend and they may have been overawed by the occasion, Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson said. New Zealand skittled Australia's batsmen for 151 runs in 32.2 overs before holding on for a...
  • Those who expelled me are now cheering for me, says Jagmohan Dalmiya 8 hours 51 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Having got the backing of both the N.Srinivasan and Sharad Pawar factions of the BCCI, the newly-elected cricket board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said on Monday night that those who had once expelled him were now cheering for him. "Those who had once expelled me (from the cricket board) are now...
  • Ten-man Roma salvage a 1-1 draw with Juventus in Serie A 9 hours 4 minutes ago

    Rome: Ten-man Roma scored a late equalizer to salvage a 1-1 draw with Juventus on Monday and keep alive their faint Serie A title hopes. Former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita headed in following a free kick in the 78th minute at the Stadio Olimpico after Carlos Tevez had given Juventus the...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan look to continue winning momentum against UAE 9 hours 6 minutes ago

    Napier: When the going is good, there are few jobs in cricket that guarantee adulation as readily as that of captain of a team such as India or Pakistan. Such is the fervour among cricket fans in the two countries that share a border, that it is often said that...
  • Padraig Harrington wins Honda Classic in play-off 18 hours 44 minutes ago

    Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years Monday when he won the Honda Classic by making a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation and beating 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole. Leave it to Harrington to emerge the winner...
  • World Cup: Shaun Pollock expects De Villiers to fire against Ireland 18 hours 45 minutes ago

    Canberra: Former South Africa cricket captain Shaun Pollock on Monday said current skipper AB de Villiers could produce "something really special" in their World Cup Pool B match against Ireland at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday, having seen both of the South African captain's destructive innings in the last month. "After...
  • Marin Cilic to miss Croatia's Davis Cup tie against Serbia 18 hours 59 minutes ago

    Marin Cilic has failed to recover from injury and will miss Croatia's Davis Cup tie against Serbia next weekend. Croatia team captain Zeljko Krajan said Monday "we had expected a miracle, but Cilic is not ready for five-sets matches." U.S. Open champion Cilic has not played this season because of a right...
  • Murali Vijay attributes his success to Virat Kohli 19 hours 32 minutes ago

    When M Vijay plays in the V, he just caresses the ball. When he brings out the wristy flicks from outside off stump, similar to the ones VVS Laxman used to play in his prime, he shows signs of being near his dominating best. Yet, the aspects that have helped...