Sledging

  • Give Trott time to recover, says Alastair Cook December 5, 2013

    Adelaide: England captain Alastair Cook said on Wednesday it was important to give Jonathan Trott time and space to recover from the stress illness that forced him out of the Ashes series in Australia. Trott left the tour after he twice fell cheaply to Mitchell Johnson in England's heavy 381run loss...
  • Sledging gets Ashes off to a bumpy ride November 30, 2013

    London: Andy Roberts, a fearsome fast bowler in the formidable West Indies side of the 1970s, was renowned for not talking to opponents on the field. If you ask those who faced him if this meant he lacked for 'commitment' or 'aggression', chances are you'll receive a very hollow laugh. Equally, it's...
  • I'm concerned about Australia, not England: Darren Lehmann November 27, 2013

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann has no plans to meet Andy Flower to defuse any lingering tension from the spiteful first Test in Brisbane and said the England team director needed to worry about his own players rather than their opponents. Australia thrashed the tourists by 381 runs at the Gabba but...
  • Sledging at times done in good humour: Tendulkar November 5, 2012

    Mumbai: He has faced the most furious fast bowlers in the world but according to Sachin Tendulkar sledging by speedsters in something that needs to be taken in "good humour." The ace cricketer has been roped in as the brand ambassador for a gaming and experience centre Smaaash, where the...
  • Kohli slams 'disrespectul' Australians January 26, 2012

    Melbourne: Centurion Virat Kohli lashed out at the Australian players for "constantly" indulging in sledging and the local fans Down Under for not treating the Indian cricketers with respect. "They (players) sledge when they get frustrated." "Obviously it was hot out there. Constantly they were sledging the players so that they could...
  • Aussie fans ask their cricketers to behave, play fair June 26, 2009

    Sydney: Australian cricket fans have asked Ricky Ponting's team not to sledge, swear, cheat and spit during the Ashes series starting next month in England. Cricket Australia (CA) sent the results of a survey conducted among the fans to all the contracted players. The cricketers have to follow the guidelines sent...
  • Yellow card: Cricket goes the football way November 12, 2008

    London: Cricket is all set to go the football way with the introduction of yellow cards to prevent players from abusing umpires and excessive sledging. The rule will be put on trial in minor county and club level tournaments in London first. If the trial is successful then the English and...
  • India, Proteas renew rivalry, but with caution March 24, 2008

    Chennai: Even as the Indian and South African teams go through the grind in Chennai to get their batting and bowling form right, there is something else they will have to watch out for. With the ICC watching over their shoulders, the sledgers in both camps better beware. "Myself and Harbhajan...
  • ICC slams sledging, asks teams to mind language March 23, 2008

    New Delhi: India's recent acrimonious tour of Australia has prompted the International Cricket Council to send a note to captains of all international teams and ICC Full Members asking them to curb sledging. Stressing on the need to shun "obscene, offensive or insulting language", the note signed by ICC chief executive...
  • Look at your own backyard: Aussies tell Team India February 25, 2008

    Hobart: Ishant Sharmas gesture of pointing Australian allrounder Andrew Symonds towards dressing room got the 19yearold his first call to the match referee's room. Level 1.6 of the ICC code of conduct relates to pointing or gesturing towards the pavilion in an aggressive manner by a bowler or other member of...
  • Ishant Sharma fined for faceoff with Symonds February 25, 2008

    Sydney: A second for Andrew Symonds the Australian allrounder got into a sledging match with Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma during the CB Series game at the SCG on Sunday. Post the heated exchange of words and gestures, Ishant Sharma was summoned for a disciplinary hearing by the match referee. The...
  • Aussie greats say cricket is dull without sledging February 16, 2008

    Sydney: Former Australian cricketers have slammed the Indian cricket board's stand to pitch for a ban on sledging during International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executives meeting in Kuala Lumpur. They feel the move will make the game 'colourless'. Taking note of the Sydney Test fiasco involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds,...
  • Don't sledge, but befriend Tendulkar, says Warne February 8, 2008

    London: Australian legspin legend Shane Warne feels sledging is a legitimate weapon in cricket but said it should not be used to wind up someone like Sachin Tendulkar, who a bowler should rather befriend. "I do believe that sledging is a legitimate weapon as long as it does not become abusive....
  • India declares 'zero tolerance' to Aussie sledging January 8, 2008

    Sydney: India's cricketers have decided to adopt a hardline approach to Australian sledging for the remainder of the series. According to sources close to the team management, the players believe the Australians are practicing double standards, and intend to make spinner Brad Hogg the first target of their zerotolerance approach to...
  • England eves deny sledging charge September 8, 2006

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board has denied that its women players resorted to sledging during their recent home series against India. The ECB came to the defence of its players after Indian captain Mithali Raj accused the hosts of using foul language during matches. But a board statement said: "At...