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  • Lehmann comes to Haddin's rescue after widespread criticism 3 hours 3 minutes ago

    Darren Lehmann, the Australia coach, has come to the defense of Brad Haddin after widespread criticism over his verbal send-offs to Martin Guptill and Grant Elliott during the World Cup final in Melbourne on Sunday. Lehmann insisted the issue was blown out of proportion and that the sledging was a part...
  • World Cup was a mixed bag for Team India: Kris Srikkanth 3 hours 39 minutes ago

    The former chief selector said the Indian team peaked a little too early in the tournament and rued the lack of hunger in the team's opening partnership. ...
  • New Zealand cricketer Aaron Redmond announces retirement 4 hours 56 minutes ago

    Aaron Redmond became the third New Zealand cricketer to announce his retirement in the last two days after Daniel Vettori and Kyle Mills. Redmond, the opener, last played international cricket in December 2013, and said he will bring an end to his 16-year career after Otago's ongoing Plunket Shield game...
  • Odisha, Gujarat register wins in Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    In the two afternoon games on the first day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 tournament Super League stage on Wednesday, Odisha recorded their first-ever win over Mumbai across formats and Gujarat were comprehensive against Jharkhand. Group A Gujarat vs Jharkhand Gujarat's incisive bowling performance handed them an easy six-wicket win over Jharkhand...
  • Winning Ranji Trophy on debut best career moment: Sourav Ganguly 5 hours 16 minutes ago

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday rated his debut in the Ranji Trophy winning final moment in 1989-90 as perhaps the best moment in his glittering cricketing career. "At 17-18 years, making a Ranji Trophy debut that too in the final... It was probably the best moment of my life,"...
  • Sunil Narine will have to appear for another test: Jagmohan Dalmiya 6 hours 28 minutes ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders' ace spinner Sunil Narine might have been cleared by the ICC but the West Indian will still have to appear for another test for his suspected illegal bowling action in Chennai, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said Wednesday. "I've spoken to them (KKR management), he has to appear for...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to appear for reassessment of bowling action 7 hours 58 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez is all set to undergo a reassessment test on his bowling action on April 9 in Chennai to revive his international career. Hafeez's bowling action was reported during the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Dubai last November. The International Cricket Council later suspended...
  • ICC accepts Mustafa Kamal's resignation as President 8 hours 12 minutes ago

    The International Cricket Council on Wednesday accepted the resignation of its disgruntled President Mustafa Kamal, who quit the position after being denied the honour of presenting the World Cup winners' trophy. "The International Cricket Council (ICC) today (Wednesday) confirmed that Mr Mustafa Kamal has tendered his resignation as the ICC President...
  • New Zealand cricket has evolved over the years: Kane WIlliamson 9 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson, who won four trophies at the NAZ award reckons the culture of the team has evolved over the years and the way they played their cricket is something they have achieved. ...
  • Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action to be officially tested on April 9 9 hours 42 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Suspended Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez will undergo official testing of his offspin bowling in India next week. The Pakistan Cricket Board says on Wednesday the ICC will retest Hafeez at Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on April 9. Hafeez was suspended from bowling after he was reported during a test against...
  • Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap in Malaysia Open second round 9 hours 47 minutes ago

    Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the second round of the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium on Wednesday. While World No.2 Saina registered a comprehensive 21-13, 21-16 victory over Indonesian Maria Febe Kudumastuti, World No.4 Srikanth overcame Englishman Rajiv Ouseph 21-10, 15-21, 24-22...
  • Analytics makes cricket a sweeter experience: Perfetti CIO Basant Chaturvedi 9 hours 50 minutes ago

    In India, World Cup fever might just be over, but not cricket fever. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) season just round the corner, cricket enthusiasts are up for some massive doses of cricketing excitement. And cricket fever doesn't spare anyone in India, including C-level executives. There's no denying the fact...
  • Arsenal awaiting decision on Chelsea keeper Petr Cech 13 hours 39 minutes ago

    London: English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal are awaiting clarification regarding Petr Cech's future before making a move for the Chelsea goalkeeper. The Czech Republic international is set to leave Chelsea this summer, with the club now prepared to part with the keeper -- but only for 10 million pounds or...
  • New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum wins Richard Hadlee Medal 13 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Zealand Cricket (NZC) honoured Brendon McCullum and his boys at the NZC Awards in Auckland on Wednesday (April 1), with the top award - the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal -going to the captain and Kane Williamson taking home four trophies. McCullum's innovative captaincy was one of the highlights of New...
  • Indian footballers should get best training facilities to improve: Robin Singh 14 hours 9 minutes ago

    Robin Singh is one of the regular starters for the Indian national team and serves as the strike partner for Sunil Chhetri in both club and national colours. Though Robin has never turned into a prolific striker but the forward at times has impressed with his physical presence in the...
  • Kidambi Srikanth enters second round of Malaysia Open 14 hours 30 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Newly-crowned India Open badminton champion, Kidambi Srikanth continued his impressive run as he notched up another hard-fought win over England's Rajiv Ouseph in a three-game men's singles match of the USD 500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier, on Wednesday. Srikanth recovered quickly after a hectic last week, which saw...
  • IPL 8: Stage is set for World Cup hero Brendon McCullum 15 hours 35 minutes ago

    What is the first thing that comes to your mind when Brendon McCullum's name is taken? The nonchalance with which he pulls off some of the toughest catches, perhaps? Or the energy with which he tries to run down practically every ball headed in the direction of the ropes? Maybe the...
  • Charges of South Africa's selection interference 'utter nonsense': Haroon Lorgat 17 hours 12 minutes ago

    Johannesburg: Dismissing reports of interference in team selection ahead of South Africa's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand as "utter nonsense", CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has clarified that no late-night instructions were given after the playing XI was announced. Responding to reports in Afrikaans daily 'Beeld', Lorgat denied that he...
  • Venus Williams falls to Carla Suarez Navarro, Andrea Petkovic into Miami semis 17 hours 48 minutes ago

    Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro came back from a dreadful first set to defeat three-times Miami Open champion Venus Williams 0-6, 6-1, 7-5 at Key Biscayne on Tuesday and set up a semi-final clash with Germany's ninth seed Andrea Petkovic. Petkovic booked her place in the last four after a 6-4, 6-2...
  • Ronit Roy was thrashed by his father for faking kidnapping 17 hours 52 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Which one is your funniest prank that you have ever played on April Fools' Day, which falls on April 1? TV celebrities say the best memories of their fool's day are from their childhood and they will be targeting their loved ones this year. Here is what TV stars have...
  • Tiger Woods plays 18 holes in practice at Augusta National 18 hours 2 minutes ago

    The lingering 'will he play/won't he play?' scenario with Tiger Woods ahead of next week's Masters entered a new phase on Tuesday when the former world number one played a practice round at Augusta National. Woods' manager Mark Steinberg told Reuters that Woods had played 18 holes at the iconic Masters...
  • Tomas Berdych advances to quarter-finals at Miami Open Yesterday

    Tomas Berdych advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open when Gael Monfils fell and hurt his hip. The No. 8-seeded Berdych was leading 6-3, 3-2 when Monfils retired. Monfils, seeded 17th, said he bruised his hip but hopes to be able to play in his next scheduled tournament in...
  • McCullum and Co. played their heart out in the World Cup, says Chris Harris Yesterday

    Hailing McCullum and company for playing their hearts out, former Kiwi all-rounder Harris said the current team of players can carry on for 4-5 years. ...
  • Sidath Wettimuny to head Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee Yesterday

    Sidath Wettimuny, the former Sri Lankan opener, has been appointed head of a nine-member interim committee to carry out functions of Sri Lanka Cricket. The committee, established by Navin Dissanayake, Sri Lanka's sports minister, will be effective from Wednesday (April 1) and function until an election is held or until...
  • Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs Yesterday

    Sydney: Cricket legends have called for restoring the balance between bat and ball, including easing fielding restrictions and regulating bat thickness, in the ODI format. Michael Holding, Ian Chappell, Rahul Dravid and Martin Crowe, participating as experts in 'ESPNcricinfo' discussion on the future of ODI game, in Sydney after the second...
  • Radamel Falcao equals Colombia's goal-scoring record Yesterday

    London: Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has equalled Colombia's national scoring record with his 24th goal for his country. The 29-year-old, at Manchester United on a season's loan from Ligue 1 club Monaco, drew level with former forward Arnoldo Iguaran's record by converting a penalty in a 3-1 win over Kuwait...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka Yesterday

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to take over a role with the country's cricket administration to develop the infrastructure of the local game at the feeder level. Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake said that Jayawardene, 37, has consented to a futuristic role in restructuring the schools and junior...
  • Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan eye Indian team comeback via IPL Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hoping to make a comeback into the Indian cricket team with stellar showings in the IPL, new Delhi Daredevils recruits Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan on Tuesday said they will make their stint with the franchise count to revive their international careers. Delhi bagged Yuvraj for a record fee...
  • Sponsored - How IBM Social Sentiment Analytics delivered deep insights from Cricket World Cup noise Yesterday

    Social Sentiment Analysis is becoming a critical technology for businesses to understand customer sentiment. IBM used this science in the sporting arena in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 where as part of its innovative Score With Data campaign IBM Social Media Analytics examined social discussion around teams,...
  • Sponsored: Can Social Sentiment Analytics Drive Enterprise Insights Yesterday

    On March 7, 2015, at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, the South Africa vs Pakistan match at the Cricket World Cup 2015 captured the attention of a global audience. The high tension match kept fans on the edge of their seats until Pakistan achieved victory thanks to some masterful...