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  • Match-fixing scandal sickens Sussex, says manager Mark Robinson 27-05-2014 07:42 PM

    Sussex are sickened at being tainted by the match-fixing scandal involving former players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif, manager Mark Robinson admitted on Tuesday. The England and Wales Cricket Board last Thursday charged Vincent and his former Sussex team-mate Arif of Pakistan with fixing the outcome of a 40-over county...
  • Ready to be held accountable: Lou Vincent 23-05-2014 01:22 PM

    Wellington: Disgraced New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, who stands accused of fixing two county matches in England, said he is ready to be held accountable for his actions and has not made a plea bargain to escape tough punishment. In a statement issued through his lawyer Chris Morris, Vincent said...
  • ECB charges Lou Vincent and Naved Arif for match-fixing in county cricket 22-05-2014 08:57 PM

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under its Anti-Corruption code, the ruling body said on Thursday. Former New Zealand batsman Vincent has been charged with 14 offences relating to two Sussex matches in August 2011 - a Twenty20...
  • ECB to charge Lou Vincent for alleged match-fixing 22-05-2014 06:37 PM

    London: In a first of its kind, former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent and his Sussex county team-mate Naved Arif are set to be charged by the England and Wales Cricket Board for fixing the outcome of a county match in 2011. Vincent, who has already confessed to fixing and...
  • Cardiff to host 2015 Ashes opener 12-05-2014 03:07 PM

    England's bid to regain the Ashes next year will begin with the first Test at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. Cardiff, which also hosted the Ashes opener in 2009, will get the five-Test series underway from July 8-12 with matches following at...
  • Danish Kaneria's appeal against life ban fails 06-05-2014 06:26 PM

    London: Former Essex and Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria has failed in his bid to overturn a life ban from cricket for breaking anti-corruption rules. Kaneria was banned for life in 2012 by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on charges of inducing his Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield to bowl...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen, says England cricket boss 19-04-2014 06:40 PM

    Kevin Pietersen's hopes of reviving his international career appeared to end on Saturday when England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Paul Downton said there was "no way back" for the star batsman. Pietersen, England's leading run scorer across all formats, was sensationally axed from the national set-up following...
  • James Anderson calls for England players to take responsibility 11-04-2014 09:02 AM

    England pace bowler James Anderson admits he and his team-mates must take more responsibility as they look to bounce back from a woeful Ashes defeat against Australia. Anderson and company will be led by a new coach this season, with the new man set to be appointed next month and...
  • Kevin Pietersen keen to mentor future stars 02-04-2014 11:11 PM

    London: Kevin Pietersen said on Wednesday he was looking forward to sharing the benefits of his experience with international stars of the future now his own England career had been terminated. "It is good to come to the end of an international career and help others who are the start...
  • Alastair Cook still unable to lift lid on Kevin Pietersen axe 02-04-2014 12:01 AM

    England captain Alastair Cook said Tuesday he was "frustrated" at his inability to reveal the reasons behind Kevin Pietersen's international exile, although he promised all would become clear "soon". Despite being England's all-time leading run scorer across all formats, South Africa-born Pietersen was axed by the England and Wales Cricket...
  • Ben Stokes undergoes surgery on self-inflicted wrist injury 22-03-2014 12:11 AM

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes has undergone surgery on a wrist injury that he sustained when he punched a locker, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday. Stokes, 22, sustained the injury when he lashed out in frustration in the changing room after being dismissed for a golden duck...
  • Kevin Pietersen claims having difficulty in coming to India 10-03-2014 05:24 PM

    Star batsman Kevin Pietersen on Monday took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his difficulties regarding procuring visa to come to India for some personal work. Pietersen wrote on his Twitter page to reveal that his passport is lying with the Indian embassy in the UK for the past 10...
  • England to face West Indies as the team prepares for life without Pietersen 27-02-2014 05:39 PM

    London: England will play their first major match since the controversial decision to call time on Kevin Pietersen's international career when they face West Indies in the first of three one-day internationals in Antigua on Friday. English cricket is still coming to terms with the decision to dispense with the...
  • Pietersen axed for England's good, says Broad 21-02-2014 04:45 PM

    London: England's limited-overs captain Stuart Broad said on Friday that he believes Kevin Pietersen was axed from the national set-up with the team's best interests at heart. The England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB)released Pietersen from his contract following the crushing 5-0 Ashes defeat in Australia, which also signalled the end...
  • Mushtaq Ahmed defends dropping of Pietersen by ECB 13-02-2014 08:37 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former legspinner and bowling consultant with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Mushtaq Ahmed has said the decision to sideline Kevin Pietersen was jettisoned after England's streak of defeats in Australia in the Ashes series. Mushtaq said the decision to sideline Pietersen had been on the cards...
  • Kevin Pietersen axed over Alastair Cook concerns, clarifies ECB 10-02-2014 09:55 AM

    London: Kevin Pietersen's England career was brought to an end due to concerns about his support for captain Alastair Cook, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed on Sunday. Pietersen confirmed that he would no longer play for England last Tuesday after the South Africa-born batsman was left out...
  • Fans ask 'why' and 'why now' as axe falls on Kevin Pietersen 07-02-2014 11:31 AM

    London: As cricket followers around the world contemplated the end of Kevin Pietersen's England career two questions kept being asked -- 'why?' and 'why now?' The 33-year-old's days as an international cricketer came to an end on Tuesday when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that it had...
  • India, Australia, England bid to re-shape world cricket 25-01-2014 09:00 AM

    London: Cricket's power-brokers meet next week amid an apparent threat from India to withdraw from major global events unless there is radical reform of the International Cricket Council. The draft proposal to be discussed at a two-day ICC board meeting in Dubai on January 28 and 29 calls for more...
  • England name James Whitaker as chairman of selectors 17-10-2013 09:30 AM

    London: Two former England cricketers were given key posts on Wednesday, with James Whitaker named chairman of selectors and Paul Downton managing director by the England and Wales Cricket Board. Whitaker, who has been a selector since 2008, takes over from current national selector Geoff Miller, who at 61 is...
  • Panesar handed suspended ban for intimidating behaviour 27-09-2013 09:06 PM

    London: England's troubled spinner Monty Panesar has been given a suspended one-match ban for threatening and intimidating behaviour towards an opponent, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Friday. The sanction, which follows two incidents in the County Championship match between Essex and Worcestershire in early September, applies only...
  • Hugh Morris to step down as Eng cricket managing director 26-08-2013 02:57 PM

    London: Hugh Morris is to stand down as the managing director of England cricket, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Monday. He is to take up a role as chief executive and director of cricket at Glamorgan, for whom he previously played. "This has...
  • Pakistan should not force Danish Kaneria to confess: Rashid Latif 25-08-2013 10:38 AM

    Karachi: Former captain Rashid Latif on Saturday said Pakistan cricket authorities should not force leg-spinner Danish Kaneria to plead guilty to spot-fixing until he has exhausted all legal options available to him. A disciplinary panel of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) banned Kaneria for life last year after...
  • Essex coach Grayson denied being approached by Kaneria 18-08-2013 08:44 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif on Sunday released Essex coach Paul Grayson and player Tom Westley's statements, in which they have denied that disgraced Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria ever approached them to indulge in spot fixing. The statements of Grayson and Westley were part of the disciplinary proceedings instituted...
  • Eoin Morgan to captain England Lions against Australia 13-08-2013 10:13 AM

    Chester-le-Street: Test batsman Eoin Morgan will captain England's second-string Lions against Australia in a two-day tour match at Northampton starting on August 16, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Monday. Northamptonshire were originally due to play Australia at Wantage Road, but their qualification for English county cricket's Twenty20...
  • Three spectators caught at county game over bookie links 29-07-2013 06:41 PM

    London: The anti-corruption officers of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) ejected three spectators from a domestic T20 match over suspected links with bookies in India. Those thrown out of Worcestershire's Friends Life T20 match against Somerset at New Road on Saturday were overheard commentating on mobile phones on...
  • I didn't get any help from PCB: Danish Kaneria 03-07-2013 04:55 PM

    Karachi: Banned Test leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria whose appeal against a life ban has been rejected by the England and Wales Cricket Board on Wednesday complained about not receiving any support from the Pakistan Cricket Board. "It is really disappointing that the PCB is willing to speak up on behalf of...
  • Graeme Swann guilty of dissent but escapes ban 03-05-2013 09:51 PM

    London: England offspinner Graeme Swann has been penalised for 'showing serious dissent' during his comeback game for Nottinghamshire against Durham in the County Championship this week. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday that Swann had been found guilty of a "level two" disciplinary breach but had...
  • ECB dismisses Kaneria appeal against lifetime ban 26-04-2013 10:52 PM

    London: Former Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria has lost his appeal against a lifetime ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board for his role in a corruption scandal. Kaneria was banned by the ECB last year for pressuring former Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield into spot-fixing in an English county one-day...
  • Verdict on Kaneria appeal expected on Friday 25-04-2013 10:42 PM

    Karachi: The independent panel holding the hearing of Pakistani Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's appeal against the life ban imposed on him by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is expected to give its verdict on the case on Friday in London. Sources aware of the case said the four-day...
  • Injured Kevin Pietersen ruled out of New Zealand Test series 16-04-2013 03:19 PM

    London: England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the two-Test home series against New Zealand in May as he struggles to overcome a right knee injury. The England and Wales Cricket Board says on Tuesday that Pietersen "will have a repeat scan next week to determine when he...