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  • Pakistan Cricket Board confirms Zimbabwe tour after terror fears 12 hours 58 minutes ago

    Lahore: Zimbabwe will tour Pakistan to play a short limited over series next month, becoming the first Test team to visit the terror-hit country in six years, a top cricket official said Monday. "Zimbabwe will visit Pakistan from mid-May for a one-week tour," Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said,...
  • Money forced me to quit Zimbabwe and play county: Brendan Taylor 4 days ago

    Nottingham: Former Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has said his decision to retire from international cricket and play for English county Nottinghamshire was primarily because of financial benefits. Taylor reportedly earned around 250 Australian dollars before tax for his World Cup efforts. In contrast, established county cricketers could expect to earn between...
  • Pakistan's international cricket hiatus to end with Zimbabwe tour April 12, 2015

    Zimbabwe have agreed to tour Pakistan for a five-match one-day series next month, the first Test-playing nation to visit in six years, Pakistan's cricket chief said Thursday. "Zimbabwe's final reply is that yes we want to come to Pakistan and although there are some details to be finalised we hope that...
  • Zimbabwe may end international cricket draught in Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board and Zimbabwe Cricket Union are close to finalising a one-day international series that will be held in Karachi and Lahore next month. A senior official of the PCB confirmed to PTI that it had sent a tentative itinerary of three one-day internationals and two T20 matches...
  • Zimbabwe Cricket board auctions vehicles to pay debt March 19, 2015

    Harare: A television broadcast van and other vehicles belonging to Zimbabwe's cricket board have been auctioned on the orders of a court to pay an outstanding debt of more than $200,000 to a former employee. The outside broadcast van and nine other vehicles used by staff members like the chief executive,...
  • World Cup: Zimbabwe cricket not heading in right direction, says Taylor March 18, 2015

    Harare: Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor made the decision last year to give up internationals because the team was "not heading in the right direction," he said on Tuesday. Taylor decided on last year's tour of Bangladesh to quit, well before the Cricket World Cup, because the team was struggling, and he...
  • World Cup: New Zealand PM backs Sikhs on wearing kirpans at cricket matches March 16, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said on Monday that the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to bar Sikh fans from wearing kirpans at World Cup matches is wrong. Seven Sikh cricket fans were barred from entering Eden Park to watch India play Zimbabwe in a World Cup match on...
  • Watch: India finish pool stage unbeaten, ICC World Cup, Day 28 highlights March 15, 2015

    Brendan Taylor's Zimbabwe farewell, India's six out of six and Australia's Scotland job - catch all the action from Day 28 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Future of Zimbabwe players in their own hands March 15, 2015

    Before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 began, it would have been hard to imagine a scenario in which anyone involved with Zimbabwe Cricket could have found anything to be pleased about with winning just one out of six games in the Group stage. And it is very, very disappointing. ...
  • World Cup: Mixed emotions for retiring Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor March 14, 2015

    Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor departed international cricket on Saturday on a bittersweet note after scoring a wonderful century in a losing cause. Taylor, a loyal servant of his troubled country on the international scene for 11 years, scored 138 in his team's final cricket World Cup group match against defending champions...
  • ICC World Cup: Felt glad delivering for the team, says Suresh Raina March 14, 2015

    Auckland: Awarded man-of-the-match for his swashbuckling innings of 110 not out against Zimbabwe in their last World Cup Pool B encounter at the Eden Park on Saturday, Indian batsman Suresh Raina said he felt glad delivering the goods when his team needed him the most. "I knew I need to deliver...
  • World Cup: Dhoni, Raina's record stand bowls over Twitter March 14, 2015

    World champions India extended their unbeaten run in the World Cup 2015 on Saturday with a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their final Pool B match before a noisy crowd of predominantly Indian supporters at the Eden Park in Auckland. Suresh Raina (110*) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (85*)...
  • Dhoni's team betters Lloyd's outfit with 10th straight World Cup win March 14, 2015

    Auckland: With 10 successive World Cup wins under their belt, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India on Saturday bettered Clive Lloyd's fearsome outfit of the late 1970' and 80' in terms of consecutive victories in the quadrennial extravaganza. Lloyd's team, which triumphed in the inaugural 1995 and 1979 World Cups, had nine wins...
  • World Cup 2015: Six out of Six for Team India March 14, 2015

    Raina (110) and Dhoni's (85) record partnership took India past Zimbabwe's 287 to record their sixth win in a row and unbeaten finish at top of Pool B. ...
  • World Cup: MS Dhoni admires his team's ability to combat pressure March 14, 2015

    Auckland: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said the biggest positive to draw from the team's unbeaten league campaign in the ongoing World Cup was that the entire side withstood pressure in some way or the other, preparing it perfectly for the knockouts. India finished on top of Pool B...
  • World Cup: Raina's century packs up Zimbabwe, India meet Bangladesh in QF March 14, 2015

    The pieces are fitting nicely in place for India to launch a fresh attack in the knockouts. Batsmen getting runs, bowlers bowling oppositions out and a 100 percent win record. And any leftover boxes were ticked with precision by Suresh Raina's century and MS Dhoni's signature finishing in a six-wicket...
  • World Cup 2015: Taylor leads Zimbabwe charge against India March 14, 2015

    Brendan Taylor scored a brilliant 138 from 110 balls in his last international appearance as Zimbabwe posted an impressive 287 in 48.5 overs in Hobart. ...
  • As it happened: India vs Zimbabwe, World Cup, Match 39 March 14, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Top spot sealed, quarter-final opponents 99 percent confirmed and title defence well on - India's World Cup has gone like a breeze so far, and while it's expected to flow the same way at Eden Park against Zimbabwe on Saturday, the real...
  • World Cup: Scope for experiment but will India do that against Zimbabwe? March 13, 2015

    Top spot sealed, quarter-final opponents 99 percent confirmed and title defence well on - India's World Cup has gone like a breeze so far, and while it's expected to flow the same way at Eden Park against Zimbabwe on Saturday, the real test begins only March 19. A win against Ireland...
  • World Cup: I like the way Dhoni handles me as a bowler, says Shami March 13, 2015

    Auckland: India's pace spearhead Mohammed Shami feels a certain degree of comfort playing under Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the Indian captain has never been "demanding" and his backing has made the Bengal seamer's transformation from domestic to international cricket pretty smooth. Shami is India's highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 12...
  • World Cup: India can trouble us with pace and swing, says Brendan Taylor March 13, 2015

    Auckland: Zimbabwe stand-in captain Brendan Taylor feels that the Indian bowling unit will not only trouble his team with swing but also with the pace when the two teams meet in a Pool B match of the World Cup on Saturday. Taylor, who will be playing his last match for the...
  • Zimbabwe seek happy farewell to World Cup and Brendan Taylor March 13, 2015

    Zimbabwe hope their World Cup campaign and the international career of Brendan Taylor end on a happy note in their last Pool B match against India in Auckland on Saturday. The Africans started with an impressive performance against South Africa in Hamilton, losing by 62 runs before beating the United...
  • Zimbabwe in negotiations for May tour in Pakistan March 12, 2015

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in negotiations with Zimbabwe after the African side expressed an interest in touring Pakistan later this year. "I have met with the chief executive of the Zimbabwe cricket union and we discussed the revival of international cricket in Pakistan," team manager Naved Akram Cheema told...
  • Virat Kohli still has a lot to achieve: Dav Whatmore March 12, 2015

    Auckland: Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore says Virat Kohli is one of the few players who have realised their potential after showing initial promise but the young India Test captain still has a long way to go. Whatmore was the coach of the India Under-19 team when Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja were...
  • Very sad to leave Zimbabwe cricket: Brendan Taylor March 12, 2015

    Brendan Taylor's days in the red Zimbabwe jersey may draw to an early close with the batsman signing a three-year deal with county side Nottinghamshire, subject to ECB's approval, that will make him ineligible to represent his country. While the 29-year-old Taylor can still return to play for his...
  • World Cup: Ireland's Mooney hits back at Zimbabwe newspaper insult March 12, 2015

    Adelaide: Irish allrounder John Mooney said on Thursday he hoped the personal attack on him by a Zimbabwean newspaper would not discourage others with mental health problems from speaking up. Mooney's battle with alcohol and depression was mocked by the Zimbabwe Herald after he took a catch on the boundary in...
  • World Cup 2015: Virat Kohli still has plenty to achieve, says Whatmore March 12, 2015

    Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore hailed the impact of Virat Kohli on the Indian team on Thursday but insisted the batting superstar still has plenty to achieve. Whatmore coached Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja during India's junior World Cup triumph in 2008 and will come face to face with them again on...
  • World Cup: Fury over 'vicious personal attack' on John Mooney March 11, 2015

    Sydney: The Zimbabwe and Ireland teams at the World Cup united on Wednesday to condemn a newspaper article which mocked Irish allrounder John Mooney's battle with alcohol and depression. Mooney took the boundary catch which eliminated the Africans from the World Cup in Hobart last Saturday. But his match-winning efforts were greeted...
  • Journalistic crime, Irish fury and apology: Zimbabwe cricket shamed March 11, 2015

    Zimbabwe journalist Robson Sharuko's personal remarks on Ireland's John Mooney after the African nation's ouster from the ongoing ICC World Cup have come in for heavy criticism, forcing batsman Brendan Taylor to apologise on behalf of Zimbabwe cricket. The report in question appeared in The Herald under the headline 'Alcoholic dumps...