Cricket News Archive
N Srinivasan passed his astrologer Dr Venkatesan Karthikeyan's advice on match strategy to Dhoni during IPL 2013.
Former IPL Commissioner, Lalit Modi is ready for RCA elections
Rajasthan High Court on Thursday stayed the operation of a BCCI communication restraining Lalit Modi
Less than 48 hours ahead of the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), the noose around its president N Srinivasan has been tightened with the Supreme Court directed âhe wonât be allowed to take control till it decides on his fate.â â¨â¨
Banned for life from India's cricket establishment, a beleaguered former IPL boss Lalit Modi is not ready to throw in the towel yet and declared that he would indeed have the "last call" in this entire issue.
Gurunath Meiyappan, former owner of Chennai Super Kings, was on Saturday chargesheeted along with actor Vindoo Dara Singh and 20 others by Mumbai police in the IPL betting case for forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy.
The hastily arranged West Indies tour of India where Sachin Tendulkar is expected to play his 200th Test before home fans will begin on October 31.
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi said that he was not given enough time to defend himself by the BCCI's Disciplinary Committee which probed into the alleged charges.
Legendary New Zealand cricketer Richard Hadlee said that players who are involved in fixing should not only be banned but their records should also be erased to serve as a deterrent against this menace.
An unusual situation was on Friday witnessed in the IPL spot-fixing case which reached three different courts due to jurisdiction issue over MCOCA charges, invoked against the accused, including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, his aide Chhota Shakeel and cricketer S Sreesanth
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja on Sunday became the first Indian bowler to top the bowlers' chart in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings after former captain Anil Kumble claimed the pole position way back in 1996.
Believe it or not, âmanyâ members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)âs working committee actually claimed âcreditâ for being the first to spot the flaw in the notice issued by secretary Sanjay Patel!
Mumbai Cricket Association has decided to consult its lawyers before sending a reply to the legal notice it received from former vice president Prof Ratnakar Shetty asking for the five-year-ban imposed on him to be lifted forthwith.
Former skipper Rahul Dravid on Thursday hailed the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team's triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy and said this was a much-needed shot in the arm for Indian cricket in the aftermath of the IPL spot-fixing scandal.
The appointment of acting Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court with the petitioner claiming that the decision was politically motivated.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said his team will only be thinking of moving in one direction, and that is "up", when taking on the West Indies and Sri Lanka in a 13-day tri-series tournament that gets underway in the West Indies from Friday.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today expressed its anger and disappointment at what it believes is a confrontational stance taken by the Federation of International Cricketersâ Associations (FICA).
Former Ireland pace man Boyd Rankin is keen to play Test cricket for England.
Rankin who played 52 ODIs for Ireland before making the switch is keen to make that leap in his career.
Former BCCI president IS Bindra raised serious questions about the powers that be in the Indian cricket set-up on Saturday.
The former ICC principal advisor, writing on his website
(www.isbindra.com), alleged that the Gurunath Meiyappan incident is not the first time that the BCCI has been found wanting.
Indian cricket board president N Srinivasan, facing calls for his ouster in the wake of the arrest of his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings chief executive officer Gurunath Meiyappan in the spot fixing scandal, was booed by the crowd at the Eden Gardens after the IPL final.
Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday night announced his retirement from the cash-rich Indian Premier League soon after Mumbai Indians won their maiden title defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the final.
Umpire Asad Rauf is withdrawn by the ICC from next month's Champions Trophy for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing scandal
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a den of gambling, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said on Thursday and pressed for a detailed inquiry into the spot fixing in the tournament.
BCCI as a sports body should have sportsmanship
Rajasthan Royals pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth insists he is innocent of any wrong-doing in the ongoing IPL spot-fixing scandal.
Former Ranji player, Baburao Yadav was on Tuesday arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Yadav, was picked up from Delhi on Monday and questioned for his links with arrested player Ajit Chandila.
While refusing to ban the remaining IPL matches, the Supreme Court Tuesday slammed the BCCI, saying spot fixing incidents had taken place due to its lackadaisical approach in reining in the erring players.
Pune Warriors India, owned by Sahara India Pariwar, pulled out of the already scandal-hit Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday and announced that they will not renew their sponsorship.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan stated on Sunday in a press conference that the board has no control over the involvement bookies in the game.
Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals will file FIR against the three arrested players for cheating the public.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has dismissed allegations of vote fixing following the Tim May affair, saying that `confusion` over procedures was the reason for a re-vote in a troubled election for one of its committees.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced former India international Laxman Sivaramakrishnan as a new player representative on Monday, sweeping aside concerns over its voting process and underlining Indiaâs powerful influence over the upper levels of the sport.
Cricket's most dangerous man, India board president N. Srinivasan, has continued his destruction of the game's credibility by having Australian Tim May dumped from the International Cricket CouncilÂs influential cricket committee.
The Federation of International Cricketersâ Associations today formally call on the International Cricket Council to instigate an Ethics Committee enquiry into the alleged fixing of the player representative vote for the ICC Cricket Committee by Board Members.
There was a time in Kings XI Punjab's chase of 191 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday night, when a section of the home crowd got up and left the stadium. Punjab were reeling at 68 for four at the halfway point, still needing an improbable 122 more runs for victory, and to stay in contention for the playoffs, in the next 10 overs. A tall order, that, even for a Twenty20 game.
Mumbai: With Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) showing no sign to relent in lifting the 5-match ban imposed on Bollywood superstar and Kolkata Knight Ridersâ (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan for his involvement in a brawl with the security staff last year, itâs very likely that the King Khan would cheer his team from the outside of the stadium.
The rampaging Chris Gayle will be the cynosure of all eyes as table-toppers Royal Challengers Bangalore lock horns with Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.
A lacklustre Delhi Daredevils will be desperate to change the course of their disastrous campaign when they square up against an equally out-of-sorts Pune Warriors in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
Under pressure he might be after repeated failures with the bat, but Kings XI Punjab captain and Australian veteran Adam Gilchrist has learnt not to feel "shattered" by poor form as it is not a matter of "life and death" for him.
Manvinder Bisla and Eoin Morgan provided a lifeline to defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders as the home team cruised to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match.
Australian pacer Ryan Harris, who was playing for Kings XI Punjab in the ongoing Indian Premier League, has returned home midway through the event after being laid low by a left Achilles tendon injury.
Awestruck by Mahendra Singh Dhoniâs swashbuckling knock against his side, former Australia all-rounder and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody says India is âvery luckyâ to have the 31-year-old âspecialâ cricketer as captain.
He holds the record for slamming the quickest ton on Test debut, but Shikhar Dhawan has made it clear that his approach to the traditional five-day format is completely different from the way he enters a Twenty20 game.
For Mark Taylor IPL is a distraction for young players, but his compatriot Shane Watson says the league has something unique to offer as the youngsters get to rub shoulders with legends of the game which helps them learn not only about the game, but also life.
Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor feels that cash-rich Twenty20 Leagues like the IPL are acting as a huge "distraction" for young players, who are now more interested in raking in moolahs than playing for the country.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said on Wednesday that he was not unduly worried by his side`s death bowling issues but would look to improve the overall bowling when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match here on Thursday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle, who smashed a record-breaking 175 not out against Pune Warriors, said on Wednesday that he is not the only match-winner in his IPL side.
Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor Krish Srikkanth said that explosive opener Shikhar Dhawan`s presence in the playing XI will be huge boost for the batting line-up that has blown hot and cold during this season of IPL.
Delhi Daredevils` off-spinner Johan Botha still belives that his team can win seven matches in a row and stay alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
A BCCI-appointed disciplinary committee, looking into the alleged financial irregularities by suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, is likely to complete its investigation by this month end, a move being objected to by the defence.
Rain delayed the start of the much anticipated Pepsi IPL 6 clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens here today.
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan feels that his opening partner Chris Gayle's record-breaking knock against Pune Warriors in their IPL match was the best ever he had seen in his career.
The Cricket Board rubbished a news report that it intended to close down the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and convert it into a rehabilitation-cum-training centre.
Sunrisers Hyderabad might be currently holding the top spot in the points table in the sixth edition of the IPL but captain Cameron White feels his team is still the underdog.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in negotiations with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) to shorten its February-March tour next year, The New Zealand Herald reported.
Kolkata Knight Riders off-spinner Sunil Narine on Tuesday claimed the first hat-trick of this IPL season against Kings XI Punjab at the PCA Stadium.
The Supreme Court asked three nationalised banks to deposit Rs 400 crore towards securing the claim of BCCI in a dispute over termination of the Rs 1,600-crore contract between the cricket board and Nimbus Communications.
Pune Warriors bowlers kept their cool during slog overs as they shocked title contenders Chennai Super Kings comprehensively beating them by 24 runs in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League on Monday.
Delhi Daredevils coach Eric Simons Monday said the team was "under pressure" after losing four opening matches and now have to win a lot of games from here on. "Even after losing matches, the team's morale is good and certainly there is pressure to win."
It is not four or five but just three. India will play only three Tests against South Africa when they tour the country at the end of 2013. Some sort of consensus between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) has been reached over the number of matches to be played during Indiaâs two-month tour.
Former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi, who had earlier said he might consider releasing `slapgate` video, has backtracked by saying that the matter is over now and he wonât be releasing the tape.
The disappointment among English cricketers, unable to participate in the full season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) year after year due to the overlapping English summer, has forced the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to urge the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reschedule the worldâs richest cricket league.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir backed out-of-form all-rounder Yusuf Pathan, and expressed confidence that the Baroda cricketer would do "something special" very soon in the Indian Premier League.
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott says Virender Sehwag is unlikely to play for India again and the opener will "sadly fade away" after playing a bit of Indian Premier League.
Expressing disappointment at his team`s loss against Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir said it was the batsmen who should be blamed as they failed to achieve a modest target.
Delhi Daredevils might have lost their first two Pepsi IPL games, but allrounder Irfan Pathan feels once they start playing to their potential, they would be hard to beat.
Rajasthan Royals maintained their impeccable `home record` against Kolkata Knight Riders outclassing the defending champions by 19 runs to register their second successive victory in the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
Virender Sehwag, who missed Delhi Daredevils` opening two Pepsi IPL games because of back spasms, would join the team`s training session and then take a a call on whether he would play against Mumbai Indians in the next IPL game on Tuesday.
High on confidence after tasting victories in their tournament openers, both Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will look to extend their winning run when the two teams square-off in the Indian Premier League match here on Monday.
Young Indian batsman Unmukt Chand that he learnt a few trick of the trade by watching Australian opener David Warner bat against Rajasthan Royals in their last IPL match.
Sunrisers Hyderabad pulled off a nail-biting win over Royal Challengers Bangalore via the Super Over in their Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) match here.
Senior cricketers Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh were omitted while Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parveez Rasool was yesterday named in India's 30-member probables list for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England in June this year.
Chasing a target of 100 runs, Kings XI Punjab beat Pune Warriors India by 8 wickets on Sunday in the Pepsi Indian Premier League game at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune.
Former Pakistan captain and pace legend Wasim Akram has requested the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to allow Pakistani players to participate in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by five runs in their Pepsi IPL match here today.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team mentor Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Saturday expressed happiness over his side putting up a united show in their opening match win over Pune Warriors in the Pepsi IPL but said that they would have to improve upon their batting.
Rajasthan Royalsâ Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will miss his teamâs opening IPL game against Delhi Daredevils to be played at the Feroze Shah Kotla here on Saturday.
Two teams that have shown the promise but failed to deliver on big occasions come face to face when Mumbai and Bangalore clash in their opening match of the Indian Premier League in Bangalore on Thursday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kumar Sangakkara on Thursday said that he would like his teammates to play to their strength when they take on the Pune Warriors in their opening match of the Indian Premier League in Hyderabad on Friday.
Kolkata Knight Riders will miss the services of James Pattinson this IPL as the Australian pacer was today ruled out due to a "non-cricket related medical condition in his lower abdominal region" for which he will be undergoing a surgery on Friday. The 22-year-old fast bowler may also miss the Champions Trophy that precedes the Ashes.
Eoin Morgan and Yusuf Pathan took Kolkata Knight Riders home without any further damage as the home team began the defence of their title in style. In the end, it was an easy chase; KKR won the match by six wickets with eight balls to spare.
Eyeing a repeat of their success last season, Kolkata Knight Riders will open their title defence with a clash against a depleted Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League on 3 April.
Two teams that have shown the promise but failed to deliver on big occasions come face to face when Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore clash in their opening match of the Indian Premier League in Bangalore on Thursday.
National chief selector Sandeep Patil has resigned from his post as chairman of the Mumbai Cricket Associationâs selection panel.
The Bombay High Court today said that Maharashtra government should consider taking legal action against those cricket associations, who have defaulted on arrears to the police for providing security cover during the IPL matches, if they failed to pay the dues by April 18.
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who is the co-owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise cricket team Rajasthan Royals, has designed a collection for fans.
Delhi Daredevils coach Eric Simons today said their fit-again bowlers are fresh and raring to go against Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL opener here tomorrow.
West Indies' Ravi Rampaul made a significant contribution to his team's success during the Twenty20 World Cup last year and now the pacer is eager to replicate that performance in the Indian Premier League, commencing tomorrow.
Cricket buffs can now enjoy the thrill of owning an Indian Premier League (IPL) team by buying their favourite cricketers in a fantasy league and have a chance to win rewards based on their player's performances.
Gautam Gambhir, who is the captain of the defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders, said that he wants his boys to forget about any "external pressures and play fearless cricket."
Mumbai Indians' iconic player, Sachin Tendulkar does not want to set any targets for himself in the Indian Premier League season-6 as the senior Indian batsman is focused on winning the maiden IPL crown for the home team's loyal fans. "I don't like to set targets for myself, even if I set targets, I like to keep it to myself. I am little superstitious that way," said Tendulkar.
Sri Lanka Test and ODI skipper Angelo Mathews has been named to lead the Pune Warriors India IPL franchise in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier league, commencing on April 3.
Veteran India discard Murali Kartik today said that spinners have come of age and are playing a great role in teams' victories in the Twenty20 format of the game.
The Indian Premier League today re-jigged the fixtures of the high-profile tournament, making changes in the dates and timings of some of the matches, including the ones to be held in Bangalore on May 4 and 6, which were rescheduled owing to the Assembly elections in Karnataka.
Sri Lankan cricket Board today asked its cricketers not to play in Chennai in the IPL after the governing council of the high-profile Twenty20 league decided to withdraw them from the Chennai games.
The Indian Premier League matches scheduled to be held in the city on May 4 and 6, could either be shifted or rescheduled owing to Assembly elections in Karnataka.
Indian Premier League outfit Royal Challengers Bangalore today started their training camp ahead of the sixth edition of the upcoming cash-rich T20 tournament.
Mumbai Indians kicked off their Indian Premier League training camp on Monday at the Wankhede Stadium, under the watchful eyes of chief coach John Wright, chief mentor Anil Kumble and assistant coach Robin Singh.
Team India maintained their top position in the latest ICC ODI ranking list with 119 points followed by England and Australia.
Australia`s Simon Helmot has been named as the assistant coach of the new Indian Premier League franchise, Hyderabad Sunrisers, for the upcoming edition of the Twenty20 League 2013.
BCCI president N Srinivasan on Monday refused to be drawn into a debate on whether it was time for Sachin Tendulkar to call it quits from Test cricket, saying he is the "greatest batsman India has produced" and it won't be fair to the batsman to discuss about his retirement.
India's pace spearhead Ishant Sharma says he has been assigned to play a defensive role with the new ball considering swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar's ability to strike early blows.
Standing on the cusp of history, an upbeat India will go for the kill against a beleaguered Australia as they aim for an unprecedented 4-0 clean sweep by inflicting another defeat on the visitors in the fourth and final cricket Test starting here on Friday.
Defending IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders today launched a new slogan - 'One Team. One Pledge' as their brand campaign ahead of the sixth edition of the mega-tournament starting April 3.
After Sri Lanka Cricket Players' Association expressed concerns over ongoing attacks against Sri Lankan nationals in Tamil Nadu, IPL commissioner Rajiv Shukla today said that there is no threat to the upcoming mega-tournament, scheduled to commence from April 3.
In a much-needed boost for the beleaguered Australian side, vice-captain Shane Watson today landed in the Capital ahead of the fourth and final Test against India, scheduled to start here from Friday.
Sachin Tendulkar today said that he was scared of breaking down in front of Yuvraj Singh when he met the left-handed batsman in London after his treatment in the United States for a rare germ cell cancer.
The Cricket Board's technical committee will meet here on Friday to discuss the proposal of playing the Vijay Hazare Trophy One-day matches in divisions -- on the lines of the Ranji Trophy.
Local fans in chennai are said to be protesting the presence of Sri Lankan players in this year's Indian Premier League.
Shaken to the core by a BCCI suspension for unruly behaviour during the Corporate Trophy, Indian pacer Praveen Kumar is remorseful and has vowed not to repeat the incident in future.
The tickets for Kings XI Punjab`s home matches will be up for sale from tomorrow in Mohali.
Former BCCI secretary Jaywant Lele wants discarded Indian opener Virender Sehwag to be recalled and made an integral part of the Indian team in all three formats of the game for his match-winning abilities.
The Australian team might be in a "disarray" after the suspension of their four cricketers but former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has warned Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys against complacency ahead of the third Test starting in Mohali tomorrow.
Half-centuries by senior pro Yuvraj Singh and the talented Unmukt Chand helped North Zone cruise to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Central Zone to enter the Deodhar Trophy final, here on Monday.
A special court on Monday took cognisance of the chargesheet filed by Mumbai police in Juhu rave party case, in which IPL player Rahul Sharma and actor couple Apoorva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri are among the accused.
Ending weeks of speculation, the Cricket Board today indicated in clear terms that Pune Warriors, owned by Sahara Group, would play all their IPL home games this season at Pune only.
Veteran left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra is slowly recuperating from a surgery on his left knee and is expecting to be fit in time before the start of the sixth edition of Indian Premier League.
Karnataka on Saturday named R Vinay Kumar as their captain for the South Zone Twenty20 competition for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy to be played at Shimoga from March 17 to 22.
The Maharashtra government had been losing a revenue of Rs 122 crore a year since 2008 due to the tax and other concessions given to the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, state BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari alleged here today.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have roped in legendary Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis as its bowling coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League in April-May.
Australian cricketers touring India for the Test series have been warned to be careful about their intake of supplements in the wake of the recent drugs saga mainly affecting rugby clubs.
A drugs raid by Indian police at a Mumbai hotel has ended in charges against Pune Warriors IPL cricketers Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell.
With less than a month to go for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, the nine franchises announced their registered squads for the event, starting April 3 in Kolkata.
Rajasthan Royals have signed up four new players who will represent the team in the upcoming Indian Premier League, commencing in Kolkata on April 3.
In-form Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer and Baroda's Aditya Waghmode have pulled out of the West Zone team for the Prof D B Deodhar Trophy matches to be played in Guwahati this month.
Axed from the Indian cricket squad for the third and fourth Test against Australia, out-of-form opener Virender Sehwag today vowed to make a comeback into the national side, saying "I trust my game".
The pitch of the third Test between India and Australia will not be of the same character as the last two matches in Chennai and Hyderabad, claimed Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) official.
After featuring in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, struggling opener Gautam Gambhir will now play for Delhi in the Inter-state Twenty20 league for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as the selectors named him in the 15-member squad today.
Pakistan's former cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq will return to action next month when he would lead the national veterans team against arch-rivals India in a two-match series in Sharjah.
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner and cricket administrator Lalit Modi, who is living in United Kingdom, has got a reprieve from the UK authorities, which told India that Modi cannot be extradited without a court request.
The Delhi High Court sought response of the Centre and the Passport Office on an appeal of former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, against a single judge`s order rejecting his plea for restoration of his passport.
The Vijay Hazare Trophy one day matches could be played in similar format as the Ranji Trophy, consisting of three divisions, from next season if the BCCI accepts the proposal it received today at the one-day conclave of captains and coaches held here.
The Indian cricket team was today swamped with congratulatory messages after their crushing victory over Australia in the second cricket Test in Hyderabad today with IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla terming it as an "unprecedented" win.
Former Australian speedster Brett Lee today said he was not surprised by the Chennai pitch and backed his country to bounce back in the four-Test series despite suffering an eight-wicket defeat in the first match against India at the M A Chidambaram Stadium.
Kerala`s most promising youngster, Sachin Baby, was on Friday signed up by Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming IPL season.
Together they brought home the U-19 World Cup from Kuala Lumpur but Virat Kohli and Siddharth Kaul`s careers have moved in entirely different directions in the past five years since that memorable final against South Africa.
The cricket teams of India and Australia arrived here amid tight security today for the second Test to be played from March 2.
Promising Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parvez Rasool today expressed confidence of making it to the Indian cricket team but also made it clear in no uncertain terms that politics should not be associated with his selection.
Virender Sehwag's patchy form continued but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that the senior opener should be given more time to get back to form as he is a match-winner.
Australian captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday conceded that it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni's double century that turned out to be a game-changer as they were completely outplayed by India in the first Test.
The annual one-day conclave of Ranji captains and coaches, along with the technical committee chairman Anil Kumble, is scheduled to be held here on March 5.
India clinched the first cricket Test against Australia with a comfortable eight-wicket victory to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series here today with their spinners taking all the 20 wickets for the third time in their Test history.
Team India took an outright lead on top of the one-day table following Englandâs 2-1 victory in the three-match series against New Zealand, which saw them lose two ratings points in the latest ICC ODI Championship ranking.
The Australian by nature play aggressive cricket and the credit to humble them goes to the whole team, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja said today.
FormerAustralia n batsman Dean Jones has claimed world of cricket has massively benefited from the influence of game's major powerhouse Board of Cricket Control (BCCI).
Former India captain Rahul Dravid said on Saturday that the young and aspiring cricketers from small towns have great hunger and desire to do well.
Haryana Police today arrested a member of an international gang for allegedly indulging in online betting on the first cricket Test between India and Australia at Chennai.
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting will replace Sachin Tendulkar as captain of the Mumbai Indians for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, starting April 3.
Emphasising the significance of Test cricket when the slam-bang T20 format is gaining huge popularity, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar asked the gameâs administrators to ensure that the longer version of the game remains the âpinnacleâ of the sport.
Fast bowler James Anderson has insisted no England player should put playing in lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) ahead of playing in the Test cricket.
Indian Premier League cricket franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday appointed Virat Kohli as their captain for the upcoming sixth edition of Indian Premier League.
Having created a lot of buzz after becoming the only player to command million dollar in the last ILP auction, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell today expressed confidence about playing long innings in Tests.
Australian batsman Usman Khwaja resorted to playing mind games ahead of the first Test, stating that the expectations to deliver the goods on rank turners could put the Indian spinners under pressure in the upcoming series.
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials have sought support from the BCCI for development of the sport in their war-torn country.
India retained the top spot in the latest ICC ODI Championship table released in Dubai on Saturday, while Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina slipped in the Twenty20 batting charts.
The pick of the Australian bowlers Xavier Doherty found nothing "surprising" in Gautam Gambhir's century since the left-hander is a class act against slow bowlers.
The Indian team today began their three-day training camp ahead of their Test series against Australia starting next week with two hectic practice sessions, with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar returning in the mix after his retirement from ODI cricket.
India captain Mithali Raj feels West Indies' entry into the final of the ICC Women's World Cup is good for the game and its followers who were used to witnessing Australia-England summit clashes in the recent past.
President Pranab Mukherjee today revealed that his name was proposed for the post of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Chief in the 1980s but he backed out as he has "never held a bat" and put forward the name of N K P Salve in his place.
A Special Court in Udaipur has asked the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to register a case against Union minister and Rajasthan Cricket Association president C P Joshi regarding his election as a treasurer of the Rajsamand District Cricket Association.
Australian captain Michael Clarke today sought to play mind-games ahead of the high-profile Test series against India, saying that opener Gautam Gambhir`s omission from the Test squad has come as a happy news for his bowlers.
Consistent Ranji performances have not helped his national ambitions and Rajasthan pacer Pankaj Singh is now pinning his hopes on a good IPL outing to grab the selectors' attention this season.
Congress MLA Arif Aqueel has been elected as the president of the faction-ridden Bhopal Division Cricket Association (BDCA), while Aruneshwar Singh Deo has been nominated as the chairman of the cricket body.
Defending champions Bengal will hope to come to terms with the absence of Sourav Ganguly as they face Orissa in the East Zone leg of the one-day tournament for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beginning here tomorrow.
It was a cricket match with a difference - two teams on the pitch at Tihar Jail and cricketer Virender Sehwag cheering them up.
With the decks cleared for hosting of IPL 6 matches at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here, the state cricket body has started preparing the ground for the home matches of Rajasthan Royals.
India's fast bowling coach Joe Dawes has described cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as still having a god-like status among his teammates and cricket fans.
India maintained its number one spot in the ICC ODI Championship table while Virat Kohli retained his number three position among batsmen in the latest rankings issued today.
Determined to make an impression against mighty Australia, Board President's XI skipper Abhinav Mukund today said that he and his teammates are looking forward to put up a good fight when they take on the visitors in a two-day warm-up match, starting here tomorrow.
Despite the retirement of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman and India's recent Test series defeats, Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade believes the hosts still are a very difficult team to beat at home.
Australia's acting head coach Steve Rixon has said talented all rounder Glenn Maxwell would be given every kind of help to keep his feet on the ground after his head-spinning success in the sixth-edition of the Indian Premier League auction (IPL).
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who was guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the third edition of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), is happy that actors are doing well on the cricket field and says he may hit the ground next year.
Mumbai opener Wasim Jaffer notched up his 48th first-class century while Rest of India retained the Irani Cup by virtue of their first innings lead of 117 runs after their five-day game against the 40-time Ranji Trophy champions ended in a tame draw here on Sunday.
Under-performing opener Gautam Gambhir was shown the door with Shikhar Dhawan being his surprise replacement in the 15-member Indian cricket squad, announced today for the first two Tests against Australia starting February 22 in Chennai.
Sounding a warning, Australian opener Edward Cowan said on Sunday that they have enough batting firepower to blunt the Indian spinners in the upcoming four-Test series, beginning February 22.
Pakistan women`s cricket team today returned from Odisha with "sweet" personal experiences even as their journey in the ICC World Cup was not "so pleasant" as was expected of them.
Eager to make an India comeback after being laid low by injuries and lack of form, temperamental pacer S Sreesanth today said he has adopted a self-centred approach towards the game to reclaim his place in the national side.
The BCCI is "very unhappy" with Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India`s decision to impose a hefty penalty of Rs 52.24 crore for indulging in anti-competitive practices and is planning to seek legal recourse in this regard.
IPL team Rajasthan Royals was slapped with a penalty notice of approximately Rs 100 crore by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for alleged violation of forex laws, a move which comes barely two months before the sixth edition of the high-profile league gets underway.
He has been dubbed as the next sensation of Indian cricket, but promising talent Unmukt Chand is not looking too far ahead and feels a national call-up will come if he regularly performs at the domestic level.
International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richards on Tuesday praised the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) for their hosting of the ongoing Women's World Cup.
Harbhajan Singh today termed the Irani Cup match as the "biggest" he could have got in recent times as the off-spinner intends to stage a comeback to the Indian cricket team for the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia.
The BCCI on Tuesday gave clear instructions to curators of all IPL venues not to bow down to pressure from the franchises regarding preparation of tailor-made wickets for their respective home matches in the sixth edition of the T20 league.ă
Stating that relations between the two neighbouring nations have improved, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf today said he wants an Ashes-like cricket series with arch-rivals India.
The IPL players' auction for the sixth edition of the tournament held on Sunday was not exactly a grand affair but chairman Rajeev Shukla said that franchises wanted to only fill specific slots in their squads, adding that a full-fledged auction will be held next year.
Ahead of the four-Test series against India, Cricket Australia has decided to send an advance group of eight players to the subcontinent on Thursday to get acclimatised to the conditions.
The Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) has suspended 33 under-16 cricketers for two years for producing fake age certificates.
Mumbai Indians on Sunday expressed happiness at the buying of Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for a whopping USD 1 million during the IPL players' auction here and said he was a "good catch" and among those pre-planned to bid for by the franchise.
A team man to the core in his illustrious cricket career spanning more than 23 years now, senior batman Sachin Tendulkar has a piece of advice for the youngsters -- hard work and commitment can earn a person respect from colleagues.
Star batsman Sachin Tendulkar today sought divine intervention at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. He offered prayers in the traditional manner, wearing a dhoti and a white shirt.
Former Australian cricketer Darren Lehmann was today named as the new coach of Kings XI Punjab for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League. Lehmann was the coach of the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers which was terminated by the BCCI for breach of contract last season.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming today indicated that his team may not look for foreign players in Sundayâs IPL auction here as he felt âlooking for new overseas players will lose fan baseâ.
They are not exactly Twenty20 stars but retired Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and his successor Michael Clarke have attracted the highest base price of USD 400,000 (approx Rs 2.1 crore) among the 101 names who will go under the hammer in the IPL players' auction to be held here on Sunday.
One of the top performers in the recently-concluded Ranji Trophy season, Mumbai all-rounder Abhishek Nayar has been included in the India A squad for the second warm-up match, scheduled to be held from February 16 to 18, against the touring Australian side.
Considered pariahs by the Indian Premier League since 2008, Pakistani cricketers were once again left out of the list of players to be auctioned for the event's sixth edition in April-May.
Australia will announce their cricket squad for next month`s much-anticipated Test tour of India here on Thursday.
Pakistan Cricket Board has remained silent on the decision by International Cricket Council to allow the organisers of the Women's World Cup in India to house the Pakistan team at a stadium instead of a hotel but former players have lashed out at the ICC and the BCCI for this development.
Former India captain Rahul Dravid believes that women's cricket still has a "long way to go" but the BCCI is doing a great job by hosting the World Cup for them.
Veteran Saurashtra batsman Sitanshu Kotak feels that the star-studded Mumbai side gunning for their 40th Ranji Trophy title will be favourites in the summit clash starting on Saturday.
The Indian cricket team is "very average" at the moment and is "lucky" to have a captain like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is coping the blame for "lack of quality in the side", feels former England skipper Geoffrey Boycott.
Amid huge enthusiasm both India and England cricket teams arrived here today for the fifth and final One-Day International to be held here on Saturday.
A day after the state government allowed the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) to hold Pakistan team's matches in the Women's World Cup, a delegation of ICC and BCCI today met top officials amid protest by different groups.
MIG Club will host a few matches of the ICC Women`s Cricket World Cup as scheduled along with a couple of warm-up games, club officials said today.
Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar said that the "warmth and affection" that he has received from the cricket loving Indian fans across the globe has played a "huge role" in his career.
Set to play host to the penultimate one-dayer in the five-match India-England ODI series on Wednesday, Mohali and its surrounding were enveloped by a thick blanket of fog.
England captain Alastair Cook today rued the absence of Decision Review System (DRS) in the ongoing tour of India after Kevin Pietersen fell to an umpiring blunder in the third cricket ODI here today, which the visitors lost by seven wickets.
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association today clarified that the state police have not demanded Rs 70 lakh from the HPCA for providing security during the third India-England ODI to be played here on January 27.
India beat England by seven wickets in the third One-day International to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series here today.
The BCCI today named an unchanged 15-member squad for the remaining two ODIs of the five-match series against England to be played at Mohali and Dharamsala respectively.
The India and England cricket teams today reached Mahendra Singh Dhoni's home town to be present on the inauguration of the newly constructed stadium here on January 18 where the third one-day international between the two teams would be played the very next day.
Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has refused to host the upcoming Women's Cricket World Cup after it was approached by the BCCI, who are skeptical about hosting the event in Mumbai due to Pakistani players' presence in the quadrennial extravaganza.
Anticipating trouble due to Pakistani players' participation in the upcoming Women's World Cup in Mumbai, the BCCI on Tuesday said the International Cricket Council will take a final call on whether to stick to the original venue or change it for the team from across the border.
Crediting his bowlers for the thumping 127-run win over England in the second ODI, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said he read the Kochi track wrong as he initially thought it would become good for batting in second half and the visitors would benefit from that.
Former India captain and Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) president Anil Kumble today raised questions about the Indian Cricket Board's age-verification process for various junior level tournaments.
The venue of the first Test for the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy has been shifted from the national capital to Chennai, the Indian cricket board announce on Monday.
Under-fire Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday got some backing from former captain Saurav Ganguly, who said the team has to cope with a transition.
Sachin Tendulkarâs son Arjun has been selected to play for Mumbai U-14 in the West Zone leg matches of the BCCI tournament which will be held in Ahmedabad from January 20 to February 1.
BCCI Curator P R Viswanadh on Saturday expressed satisfaction with the pitch prepared for the second India-England ODI scheduled to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on January 15.
The second ODI between India and England at Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium would be a "high scoring game as the pitch is a belter", feels pacer S Sreesanth.
Prolific Saurashtra middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who slammed his career`s second Ranji Trophy triple hundred on Thursday, may have to wait a little more to make his ODI debut, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated.
Former Indian captains Dilip Vengsarkar and Ajit Wadekar batted for current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been facing a lot of criticism of late for the cricket teamâs failures.
Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has thrown his weight behind the beleaguered Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying that he is the âonly manâ capable of leading the Test team but should quit Twenty20 captaincy to avoid becoming âstaleâ.
The fiveâmatch oneâday series between India and England will throw open the race to the number one team and Mahendra Singh Dhoniâs men will have to inflict a whitewash on the visiting side to regain its numero uno status on the Reliance ICC ODI Championship table.
Pakistan remains optimistic about playing a full series with India later this year despite reports that the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has refused to send its team to Pakistan due to security concerns and also has ruled out the possibility of playing at any neutral venue.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the first ODI between India and England to be played at SCA stadium on January 11.
Indian cricket is enduring one of its worst phases right now but former ICC and BCCI President Sharad Pawar feels the talent pool has never been wider even though it would take some time for the upcoming players to become world-class.
The BCCI's all-powerful Working Committee will meet here next week, but it is not known whether the Indian team's recent poor performance against England and Pakistan would be deliberated upon.
The Australian cricket team is looking for a new batting coach before their Indian tour starting next month.
The Pakistan Cricket Board chief Zaka Ashraf thanked the BCCI as well as the Indian fans for the warm reception that the team got here during the five-match limited overs series that concluded.
His dreams took flight amid gunfire and bloodshed but, Parveez Rasool, the first cricketer from the valley to be picked for the India 'A' team, was so enamoured by the 22-yard strip that he can't remember the violence that scarred the beauty of Kashmir.
Former India captain Kapil Dev feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni and some other players have lost their focus after winning the 2011 World Cup and the players are putting their self-interest ahead of the team.
Battered and bruised by yet another series defeat, Indiaâs struggling cricketers will seek to restore some pride when they go into the third and final ODI against arch-rivals Pakistan in New Delhi on Sunday with the future of some of the under-performing stars at stake.
The Indian and Pakistani cricket teams arrived here this evening amid tight security cover for the inconsequential third and final ODI to be held at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground on Sunday.
Pakistan's dominance in the ongoing ODI series against India has surprised the country's former captain Zaheer Abbas, who feels the host team looks jaded after playing too much cricket.
He has two platinum nails inserted into his big toes and has cut down his run-up but pacer S Sreesanth says he has "a lot of fire in my belly" as he prepares for his comeback to the national team.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is maintaining a silence over the issue of its director-general cricket, Javed Miandad going to New Delhi to watch the third and final One-day International between India and Pakistan.
Indiaâs flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who has returned to the game after a successful battle with cancer, said he kept the thought of relapse of the disease away from his mind.
The dreams of budding cricketers in Jammu and Kashmir touched new heights when a 24-year-old local youth was selected for the 14-member India 'A' team to play a warm-up match against England Jan 6.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the newly built SCA stadium near Khandheri here on January 6, official sources said.
The Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against England, starting in west Indian city of Rajkot on January 11, will be picked here on Sunday, a Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) release said today.
Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev today said the BCCI should recognise private academies which, he felt, have adequate infrastructure.
Dashing Pakistan opener Imran Nazir has advised all-rounder Shahid Afridi to take a break from international cricket to recover his confidence and form.
With Duncan Fletcherâs two-year tenure as India coach nearing its end, former captain Sourav Ganguly has pitched in for a home-grown person to take charge of the team next year, saying that the country has enough talent for an Indian to become a coach.
Indiaâs Virat Kohli was rendered a doubtful starter for the second ODI against Pakistan to be held in Kolkata on Thursday after he suffered a foot injury at the first match.
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, coach Duncan Fletcher, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Ashok Dinda and Mohammad Shami arrived today along with the Pakistani contingent for the second One-Day-International slated for January 3.
Pakistan's ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq along with six others had two hour training session at the Chepauk in the south Indian city.
Pakistan skipper Mohammed Hafeez on Thursday said the way his side clawed its way back in the first Twenty20 match against India, he has no doubts that his side will go on to win the series by winning the second match, in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Talented India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is disappointed that Sachin Tendulkar has retired from One-Day Internationals but said he can realise his dream of playing alongside the veteran batsman in the longer format of the game.
President Pranab Mukherjee felicitated the Indian Cricket team for winning the inaugural Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup earlier this month, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
It is still early days but the coach who taught Bhuvneshwar Kumar the basics of cricket, says the talented India seamer could soon prove to be a cricketer of an ilk, who epitomises the value of a true all-rounder.
Australia has urged the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to shift a Test match from Kanpur to some other venue during their upcoming tour due to lack of international facilities.
Batting great Sunil Gavaskar reckons that Mahendra Singh Dhoni should âtake a breakâ from Indian cricket captaincy and Virat Kohli will be an ideal replacement as he can bring in the ânecessary flair like Tiger Pataudi.â
Dadar Union Sports Club, which has produced legendary cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, got a new pavilion, something that was long overdue.
Pakistan batting great, Hanif Mohammad on Tuesday, rated Sachin Tendulkar better than the legendary Australian Sir Donald Bradman and described him as the best batsman he has seen in my life.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni retained captaincy while all-rounder Yuvraj Singh returned to India's ODI team for the first time since last year's World Cup triumph as he was picked in the 15-member squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan.
The Pakistan team was caught off guard by the dramatic announcement of Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar to retire from One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
Guiding a Pakistani side to play against India on their home soil may be a pressure job but Dav Whatmoresays he is comfortable doing his duties in the upcoming bilateral series since he has already worked with sub-continent players in the past.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday said it respected Sachin Tendulkar's decision to retire from the one-day format in international cricket.
Gearing up for what promises to be a high-voltage limited-overs series against arch-foes Pakistan, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the toss will play a crucial role in the clashes as both teams are quite similar.
Disappointed he might be after England snatched a thriller to level the Twenty20 series, but Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni still defended his inexperienced and floundering pace attack by saying that the young bowlers need to be backed.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has sought a meeting with the BCCI officials during the New Delhi ODI in the upcoming series to discuss if India can visit Pakistan for a return series in August next year.
Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the greatest batsman in contemporary cricket, on Sunday retired from one-day internationals, bringing the curtains down on a glorious career spanning 23 years during which he re-wrote record books with his phenomenal feats.
The clamour for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's removal as India's captain might be becoming shriller by the day but former skipper Rahul Dravid feels he is the man to take the team forward as there is no viable alternative in sight.
The Maharashtra Government has allowed online ticket booking for the India-England Twenty20 match to be played at the Wankhede stadium on December 22.
The fourth and final cricket Test here ended in a drab draw Monday giving England their first series win in India since 1984-85.
BJP today demanded cancellation of the upcoming Indo-Pak cricket series in the wake of visiting Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik âinsultingâ India.
PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf on Saturday, thanked BCCI president N Srinivasan for postponing the second Twenty20 International between India and Pakistan by a day, which was scheduled to be played in Ahmedabad on December 27.
A day after he shared the stage with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a poll rally, cricketer Irfan Pathan today said nothing much should be read into it as he was an "apolitical" person and concentrating on his game.
Well aware of Sachin Tendulkar's penchant for proving his detractors "wrong", Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today advised everyone to stop speculating about the senior batsman's future in international cricket.
Former selector Mohinder Amarnath has openly stated that Mahendra Singh Dhoni needs to be removed from Test captaincy but his former teammate Sunil Gavaskar feels that âtime is not opportune as there is no alternativeâ.
After dropping a bombshell about interference in selection matters, former national selector Mohinder Amarnath named BCCI president N. Srinivasan as the person who overruled the âunanimousâ decision to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain after Indiaâs eight consecutive overseas Test defeats.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will get 1,000 spectator tickets and 100 VIP tickets for the upcoming India-Pakistan cricket match in Delhi, the Lok Sabha was informed.
Former Ranji Trophy cricketer BB Nimbalkar passed away of age-related ailments at his Nagala Park residence in Kolhapur.
The âquit captaincyâ calls for Mahendra Singh Dhoni grew louder with former selector Mohinder Amarnath questioning his position in the Indian team, accusing him of blocking entry for other deserving wicketkeepers.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association has decided to offer free entry to school children attending the fourth and final Test match between India and England starting here on Thursday.
Former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin backed the selectors' decision to drop Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh from the team for the fourth and final Test against England but hoped the two will soon stage a comeback in the squad as they are good players.
Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar criticised the Indian cricketers for their lacklustre "approach and attitude" towards preparations and said this was precisely the reason behind the home team's disastrous performance in the ongoing Test series against England.
With India in an unenviable position in the Eden Gardens Test, Indian cricket board chief N. Srinivasan expressed his unhappiness about the track during a meeting with Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) chief Jagmohan Dalmiya.
India will issue visa to over 3,000 Pakistani cricket fans, who are planning to visit India to watch the coming limited over series, only after "strict verification".
After assessing security and other arrangements at Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla cricket stadium, officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board and a security team accompanying them has approved the facilities for the one-day cricket match to be played with India later this month.
Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence (YSCE) will host its first invitational school T20 cricket tournament from December 7 to 11 at the Pathways World School, Gurgaon.
India opener Gautam Gambhir was critical in the manner that some of the Indian batsmen threw away their wickets reminding them that "Test cricket is not a place to learn but to deliver."
Eden Gardens' veteran curator Prabir Mukherjee, known for his steadfast adherence to the rules and traditional values of cricket, shooed away former England skipper Mike Atherton, who had gone close to the track in violation of the cricketing norms.
India cricket captain MS Dhoni, who had asked for a turning track for the Test match against England at the Eden Gardens beginning Wednesday, said the wicket would not assist the spinners in the first two days and the pacers are likely to get some help from the pitch initially.
Right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene opposed the Pakistan cricket team's tour to India and threatened to disrupt the T20 match to be held between the two countries in the city on December 25.
After becoming the first Indian cricketer to make three triple centuries in first class cricket, Saurashtra all rounder Ravindra Jadeja is now eyeing a berth in the national team.
Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar and former India captain Sourav Ganguly today released a book on former India opener Late Pankaj Roy in the presence of the entire Indian squad.
Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh today decided to take rest after recovering from a bout of flu and opted out of the Indian team's final practise session ahead of the third cricket Test against England starting here tomorrow.
They dealt with spin quite well in the series-levelling win in the second Test but the visiting England cricket team's batsmen continued to practice against tweakers ahead of the third Test against India starting here on December 5.
Citing his busy schedule, former captain and bowling great Wasim Akram has declined an invitation from the Pakistan Cricket Board to hold a training camp for the fast bowlers in Lahore this month.
The BCCI has sought an explanation from the Mumbai Cricket Association for hosting England's Performance Programme squad's practice session at its D Y Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai without seeking the parent body's permission.
A six-member team from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would arrive in Kolkata on Sunday for a recce of the facilities, ahead of the side's One-Day International against India at the Eden Gardens on January 3, 2013.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has laid some strict guidelines for its players for the upcoming tour of India which includes restrictions on attending private dinner parties and not entertaining any friends at the team hotel.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) inspection team today gave a green signal to the Eden Gardens after inspecting the stadium and facilities here for Pakistan's One-dayer against India to be held on January 3.
Terming as "immoral and illogical" Indian captain MS Dhoni's insistence on a square turner from the opening day of the Eden Gardens Test against England, veteran pitch curator Prabir Mikherjee Saturday said he would stay away from the ground for a month.
Hours after opting out of the Dec 5-9 India-England cricket Test in protest against his "humiliation and insult" and slamming Indian captain MS Dhoni, veteran Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee Saturday agreed to continue in the job following a meeting with CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya.
At a time when the young crop of cricketers are battling injuries day in and out, Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh said that there is a lack of good physiotherapists and rehabilitation centres
India has decided to issue 3,000 visas to Pakistani nationals to witness the upcoming Indo-Pak limited over cricket series beginning December 25.
Ricky Ponting's decision to call it quits today might have added fuel to the fire in the raging debate over Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, but India opener Gautam Gambhir feels his senior teammate still has a lot to offer.
Amidst the growing clamour for Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, former India skipper Anil Kumble on Thursday hit out at critics questioning the veteran batsman's place in the team, saying he should be left alone and given the "emotional space" and respect he deserves.
The criticism against Sachin Tendulkar might be mounting rapidly after a string of poor performances but his former India teammate Rahul Dravid feels the senior batsman is needed âmore than ever nowâ.
In a move which has triggered a fresh controversy, the BCCI on Wednesday asked the Cricket Association of Bengal to appoint East Zone curator Ashish Bhowmick to prepare the Eden track in place of veteran Prabir Mukherjee, who has been in charge of the historic Eden Gardens pitch for decades.
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) decided to honour Virender Sehwag with 100 gold coins apart from naming a gate of the Feroz Shah Kotla ground after him for reaching the landmark of playing 100 Tests for the country.
The Indian Cricket Board today claimed it was unaware of any talks between senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar and national selectors on his future in the wake of a prolonged form slump.
Unfazed by the humiliating defeat in the second cricket Test against England, national selectors on Tuesday persisted with the same squad giving under-fire star players another chance to prove their worth in the third match starting December 5 in Kolkata.
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) umpire Daryl Harper has slammed Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for blatantly disrespecting Spirit of Cricket on more than one occasion.
Sachin Tendulkar's streak of low scores might have raised a question mark over his future but senior BCCI official and IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla came out in support of the senior batsman saying one needs to look at his "colossal record" before making any comment.
Suggesting that Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni should not opt for a turner in the coming Test match here against England, former skipper Sourav Ganguly said there "could be lot of changes" in Indian cricket if the home side lost at Eden Gardens.
Saddened by the criticism that Sachin Tendulkar is facing due to his lean run, former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev said the veteran batsman should speak to the selectors about his future.
The Government may issue a multi-city visa to Pakistani cricket lovers planning to witness the forthcoming cricket series beginning December 25 if they provide tickets of the matches and return ticket besides having an Indian sponsor.
The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) president, Narayanaswami Srinivasan has rejected suggestion that the board is only concerned about generating revenues and is controlling the world cricket, saying their good deeds are not getting noticed due to excessive negative publicity.
The international news media has insisted the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) can resolve the dispute over the photo coverage of the India-England Test series through its own existing media rules.
The final decision on the participation of Pakistani players in Indian Premier League's (IPL) sixth edition will be taken by the governing council at its next meeting to be held before the auction of players in January 2013.
The Associated Press will continue its suspension of coverage of the England tour of India when the second test begins on Friday in Mumbai.
Former chairperson of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Lalit Modi has claimed spot fixing is widespread in cricket, and added that he has survived three attempts on his life for refusing to fix IPL matches.
The Cricket Club of India, which changed its rules in the 1980s to let a then 14-year-old Sachin Tendulkar use its dressing room, honoured the senior batsman as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations at the Brabourne Stadium here.
Former India captain and legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar was conferred with BCCI's prestigious Col C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award while Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli were also awarded for their achievements in international arena during past season.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said that pacer Umesh Yadav, who is nursing a sore back, is likely to be rested for the second Test against England commencing here tomorrow.
Set to complete a century of Test appearances, Indian opener Virender Sehwag today drew lavish praise from his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who said the aggressive batsman has a distinct mindset which keeps him positive even during lean patches.
The BCCI is hopeful that the long season of international cricket at home will bring a lot of success to the Indian team which performed miserably last year when it was whitewashed in England and Australia.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India today rejected suggestions that it was curbing media freedom by placing restrictions on the photo coverage of the ongoing India-England Test series.
Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary revealed that during Asia Cup India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had told him that he will get a Test opportunity.
Former captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday said Yuvraj Singh, who played his first Test since recovering from a rare germ cell cancer in Ahemedabad, needs to be more focussed to establish himself in the longer format of the game.
The Cricket Club of India is to honour senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar as part of celebrating its 75th anniversary at its famous Brabourne Stadium here tomorrow.
India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lauded Cheteshwar Pujara for his match-winning performance in the first Test match against England at the Sardar Patel Stadium.
Former India captain Kapil Dev on Friday outrightly rejected ICC's idea of having Day-Night Test matches in near future.
For the first time in 23 years, Sky cricket was forced to commentate on an England Test match off tube rather than from the venue due to a dispute with the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI).
Former India cricket captain Kapil Dev said on Friday that money was good for cricket and cricketers. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi Kapil Dev further said that money is good if it is used in proper manner.
Australia will tour India for a four-match Test series in February-March next year, a top BCCI official said today.
Popular IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils are all set to start the Inter-School Twenty20 tournament named Fastrax Daredevils Cup School Cup from tomorrow.
International news agencies on Thursday decided to boycott the high-profile Test series between India and England which began here to protest against the restrictions imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on some photo agenciescovering the tour, reports PTI.
The head of Pakistan's cricket board has sent a "get well soon" message to firebrand Indian politician Bal Thackeray who has demanded Delhi cancel next month's tour by the Pakistani team.
Former Pakistan captains have urged the Indian government to ensure an easy process for issuance of visas to Pakistani cricket fans who wish to travel to India for the forthcoming one-day and T20 series.
England wicket keeper Matt Prior has said playing in front of cricket-mad Indian fans would be a great opportunity for them, and they would give their best to win the Test series.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday virtually ruled out the possibility of his side playing with three front-line spinners in the first Test against England on a dry Sardar Patel Stadium wicket here on Thursday.
Former India captain Kapil Dev on Wednesday advised Mahendra Singh Dhoniâs men not to depend too much on Sachin Tendulkar and asked the youngsters to shoulder responsibility during the four-Test series against England starting in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
Billed as the revenge series, India would aim to pay England back in the same coin when the two teams renew cricketing rivalry when they go into what promises to be an engrossing four-match Test rubber here from tomorrow.
News Media Coalition (NMC), comprising some international and domestic news agencies, today criticised the decision of the BCCI "to block attendance by reputable photographic agencies" during England team's cricket tour of India and asked the Board to withdraw it.
Government has initiated fresh steps to bring back former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, facing charges of financial irregularities in the conduct of the T-20 cricket tournament, from the UK where he has been staying for nearly two years.
The Board of Cricket Control For Cricket In India (BCCI), has introduced new restrictions, which would bar photo-only agencies from covering games and make a small number of its own photographs available to media, and these new regulations may force the Associated Press (AP) to suspend text and photo coverage of England's cricket tour of India.
Seeking to prove his detractors wrong, Suresh Raina has stated that he was "built" for Test cricket and is working on playing the short ball -- perceived to be the batsman's weakness -- better.
Two days before the commencement of what is billed as the 'revenge series' for India, England wicket-keeper Matt Prior on Tuesday said that the tourists are well prepared for the tough challenge of taming the hosts.
Former captain Rahul Dravid believes that Duncan Fletcher has a lot to offer in Indian cricket and said the Zimbabwean should be given more power in team selection to prosper as coach.
The Test series is still a few days away but England has started the mind games with pacer James Anderson saying that his team needs to make sure that it does not treat Sachin Tendulkar âwith too much respect in the middleâ.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has preferred to remain non-committal on the allegation that the 2011 World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan was fixed, but former PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt kicked off a debate after he asserted the board to investigate the claims.
Delhi's chief cricket coach Vijay Dahiya was pleased with his side's dominant performance over Odisha in the Ranji Trophy match and lauded veteran Mithun Manhas for his unbeaten 161 at the Ferozeshah Kotla.
Taking a cue from Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), keeping in mind the dew factor, decided to appeal to the Indian cricket board for an early start to the India-Pakistan ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla on January 6.
Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin will inaugurate the first North Zone Inter-University Cricket Tournament at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on November 20.
Locking horns with Sushilkumar Shinde for promising âbest possibleâ security to the Pakistani team during the upcoming Indo-Pak cricket series, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today scoffed at him saying he should bebestowed the title of âNishan-e-Pakistanâ.
The Indian squad, barring Harbhajan Singh, had its first day's training session at the Cricket Club of India here ahead of the Test series against England starting November 15.
India today said it would try to ensure that maximum number of Pakistani fans travel across the border to watch matches when the two countries resume cricket ties next month after a gap of four years.
Dismayed over Indiaâs obsession with only results, former cricket captain Rahul Dravid has advocated concrete steps to create a culture of sports and fitness.
Twelve years after Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) imposed a life ban on Mohammad Azharuddin from playing cricket, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday set aside the decision of the cricket body. Talking to the media after the verdict, Azharduddin said that he did not want to blame anyone.
Chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf on Thursday said that his team is not scared by the threats of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.
Twelve years after BCCI imposed a life ban on Mohammad Azharduddin from playing cricket, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday set aside the decision of the cricket body.
Against the backdrop of Shiv Senaâs threat to disrupt the upcoming Indo-Pak cricket series, the Centre on Thursday said it would provide the best possible security to players and spectators of the neighbouring country.
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was conferred membership of the Order of Australia, by that country's Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for the Arts Simon Crean.
Activists of the right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) burnt an effigy of Pakistan cricket team at Ajmer, Rajasthan.
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has welcomed the resumption of bilateral cricket ties with India and called on the arch-rivals to reciprocate soon.
In response to actress Sharmila Tagoreâs plea to name the India-England Test series after her late husband Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the Cricket Board, made it clear that it could not change the name since the series is played for the Anthony De Mello trophy instituted in 1951.
Inconsistency might have cost Suresh Raina a place in the Test squad, but coach Dipak Sharma here feels that his prodigy would soon overcome the âhurdleâ and return with a bang.
Uttar Pradesh coach and former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad expressed surprise at the exclusion of Suresh Raina from the India Test squad selected for the first two matches against England.
Explosive India opener Virender Sehwag said here Tuesday that their aim is to win the Test series against England, beginning Nov 15.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that India pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who is going through a lean patch, should be put through "stringent tests" to ascertain his fitness in the run up to the first of the four-match Test series against England.
Congress had a dig at Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray over his call to "staunch Hindus and patriotic public" to not to allow Indo-Pak cricket matches in India.
Former team India captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his disappointment at pacer Ashok Dinda and middle order bat Manoj Tiwary not getting selected for the first two Tests of the forthcoming home series against England and said he would have picked both as a selector.
Back in the Indian cricket team after spending almost a year in the sidelines, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh hit back at his critics and said that it cannot be a "one-way traffic".
The selectors have tried to provide the team management with a backup option for all departments in the upcoming Test series against England, according to new chief selector Sandeep Patil who, said promising youngsters will get their âdue chanceâ whenever the slots open up.
The first allocation of tickets to see two of cricketâs biggest rivals â India and Pakistan â clash at Edgbaston in the ICC Champions Trophy sold out in just three hours after going on general sale.
The Indian cricket team survived a scare ahead of the upcoming series against England after cramps forced pace spearhead Zaheer Khan to leave the field without completing his over during his state side Mumbai's Ranji Trophy match against Railways here today.
Former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu underwent a Layered Voice Analysis (LAV) during reality show "Bigg Boss 6".
With many star cricketers playing, a strong 12,000 crowd packed the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the Ranji Trophy tie between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
In its bid to improve the conditions of pitches in the domestic circuit, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as asked all curators to make green tops for the Ranji Trophy this season.
Yuvraj Singh is all set to regain his spot in the Indian Test squad when the new national selection panel, headed by Sandeep Patil, sits down on Monday to pick the team for the series-opener against England at Ahmedabad from November 15-19.
Ghaziabad, Nov 3: In its bid to make home pitches pacer-friendly, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as asked all curators to make green tops for the Ranji Trophy.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will send ten former cricket legends to India on the occasion of the Pakistan cricket team's tour of India in December.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that Sachin Tendulkar getting some runs under his belt in the Ranji Trophy match before the upcoming four-Test series against England is a good sign.
He is glad that Indo-Pak bilateral cricket is finally set for revival come December, but former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas is not particularly pleased with the short duration of the series.
BBC Radio seems to have settled its dispute with BCCI officials (Board of Control for Cricket in India) after it confirmed that its iconic Test Match Special programme would be broadcast live from venues during England's ongoing tour of India.
He is glad that Indo-Pak bilateral cricket is finally set for revival come December, but former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas is not particularly pleased with the short duration of the series.
Australian Ryan Harrisâ name was erroneously missed out of the list of players in the IPL teams and is part of Kings XI Punjab squad, the BCCI said here on Friday.
British broadcasting network Sky News has confirmed that it will not send any presenters or production staff to cover England's tour of India after refusing to meet the financial demands made by BCCI officials (Board of Control for Cricket in India).
The Union Home Ministry has given nod for the India-Pakistan cricket series to be held at the end of December 2012.
Former Indian cricket team coach John Wright has said batting genius Sachin Tendulkar should bid adieu to cricket whenever he feels the right time for him.
The Indian womenâs cricket team lifted the inaugural Asian Cricket Councilâs Twenty20 Asia Cup after beating arch-rivals Pakistan by 18 runs in a low-scoring final here on Wednesday.
Sydney Sixers produced an all-round clinical display to clinch the Champions League Twenty20 title with a dominating 10-wicket victory over Highveld Lions in a lop-sided summit clash here on Sunday night.
Coach Lalchand Rajput sought to dismiss reports that a green-top was on offer for his India A team's three-day match against the touring England cricketers at the Cricket Club of India here from October 30 and said it will be a typical Mumbai wicket.
The England team led by Alastair Cook, along with the support staff, arrived here early this morning from Dubai for a series of four Test matches and two T20 Internationals against hosts India.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday initiated the process of finding a new title sponsor for the Indian Premier League (IPL) by floating tender notices for the same.
No international cricketer likes to be predictable and Ishant Sharma is no exception as the talented fast bowler is now working on the outgoing delivery ahead of Indiaâs important Test series against England.
Rising off-spinner R. Ashwin on Friday replaced out-of-form senior tweaker Harbhajan Singh in the top bracket of BCCIâs list of central retainership contracts, while struggling pacer Ishant Sharma was also demoted from Grade A to B.
Senior cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan were on Friday included in the Mumbai squad to play against Railways in the Ranji Trophy league opener at the Wankhede Stadium here from November 2-5.
Sun TV Network on Thursday won the Hyderabad franchise of the Indian Premier League for an amount of Rs 85.05 crores per year, marking an end to BCCIâs hunt for a new team in the wake of the controversial termination of cash-strapped Deccan Chargers.
The England team on Thursday embarked on their gruelling Test tour of India with captain Alastair Cook insisting that Kevin Pietersenâs text message scandal was over and he was delighted to have the controversial batsman in the squad for the series.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar will be conferred the Col C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award at the annual BCCI awards function.
All the players who were with the Deccan Chargers, whose IPL contract has been terminated by the Cricket Board, will be available for picking by Sun TV Network which on Thursday won the Hyderabad franchise for Rs. 85.05 crore per year, said BCCI president N Srinivasan.
The Guwahati high court on Thursday restrained the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from "taking a final decision" on the tender floated on October 14 for selection of new teams for 2013 IPL tourney.
His side already out of the reckoning, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni played under Suresh Raina's captaincy.
Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Harbhajan Singh said the defending champions paid the price for a slow start in their 12-run loss to Sydney Sixers in a Group B match at Kingsmead.
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram today questioned if the Indian team has the bench strength to replace opening duo of Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag ahead of the England series at home.
Comeback batsman Yuvraj Singh was today picked in the India A squad which will play England XI in their opening three-day practice game scheduled from October 30 in Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians' disastrous campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 came to an end with their third defeat in four matches as they meekly surrendered to Sydney Sixers by 12 runs at Kingsmead.
Coming into Champions League T20 as the defending champions, Mumbai Indian might be leaving South Africa without a single win under their belt but for Dwayne Smith the experience has been fulfilling personally as he got a chance to open the batting with Sachin Tendulkar.
Had it not been for the washed-out game against Perth Scorchers, reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders could have made the semi-finals of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20, said senior all-rounder Jacques Kallis.
When Bapu Nadkarni and Ramakant Desai played a friendly limited overs cricket tie at Dhurva on the outskirts of Ranchi, they hardly believed the area would one day host India-England ODI at the state-of-the-art cricket complex 40 years later.
Former India cricket captain Kapil Dev backed current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after questions were raised on his abilities as a team leader.
The Mumbai 'A' outfit, which will take on the visiting England cricket team in the three-day tour game from November 3-5 at the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, is to be selected on October 26.
The statements of three Indian cricketers implicated in a TV sting operation, which claimed to have exposed corruption in IPL, were recorded by the Income Tax Department.
A star-studded Delhi Daredevils will be up against the experience of Perth Scorchers in its bid to close in on a semifinal berth when the two sides clash in a Group âAâ match of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Sunday.
Already shown the exit door, IPL champion Kolkata Knight Riders would look for a face-saving win when it takes on table-topper Titans in its final Group âAâ match of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Sunday.
Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev on Saturday conceded that the form slump of senior openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag is a big worry for the team ahead of the twin Test series against England and Australia.
It really pays to be Unmukt Chand these days as he discovers that Delhi Daredevilsâ star players such as Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene, Morne Morkel have enough time to discuss cricketing matters with the Indian sensation.
Rain played spoilsport for the second successive day, forcing the Champions League Twenty20 Group âBâ tie between Mumbai Indians and Yorkshire to be called off.
Upset at Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar getting the Order of Australia, former batsman Matthew Hayden said the honour should be "exclusive" to his countrymen.
Bengal speedster Ashok Dinda's hostile spell of fast bowling helped defending champions East Zone reach the final of the Duleep Trophy for the second successive time after beating South by virtue of 23-run first innings lead.
Senior India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was elated after it was announced that he will be conferred with the Membership of the Order of Australia and hoped it would further "cement the bond" between the two countries.
The second warm-up game of the England on their forthcoming tour to India has been shifted from the Mumbai Cricket Association's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) ground to D Y Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai.
The Bombay High Court today reserved order till tomorrow on an appeal filed by the Cricket Board challenging a 'status quo' order passed by an arbitrator in its dispute with debt-ridden Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd.
A committee of cricketers set up 10 years ago by the then Mumbai Cricket Association President Sharad Pawar to improve the game could be discontinued or converted into a technical committee.
City police today suggested enhanced security deployment at the city`s BKC ground for the visiting England team`s second warm-up game, days after the MCA wrote to the BCCI requesting it to shift the match to D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, mainly for security reasons.
Sachin Tendulkar is set to add another feather to his already crowded cap as Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Tuesday announced that the iconic Indian cricketer will be conferred the membership of the Order of Australia, an honour "rarely" awarded to non-Australians.
The Indian Premier League (IPL)took out newspaper advertisements inviting bids to set up a new team to play in the glitzy Twenty20 tournament that has transformed cricket in recent years.
Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh said they will need to play "better cricket" and felt the defending champions were 20 runs short after losing their opening match in the Champions League Twenty20.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians started their campaign on a disappointing note, losing to Lions by eight wickets, in their opening match of the Champions League Twenty20.
He was gunning for Sachin Tendulkar's wicket ever since Highveld Lions were drawn to play Mumbai Indians in the Champions League Twenty20 and so thrilled was little-known spinner Aaron Phangiso after getting the prized scalp that he remained up all night to celebrate.
Yuvraj Singh made a brilliant comeback into first-class arena as he smashed an unbeaten century for North Zone against Central on the first day of a semi-final match in the Duleep Trophy here.
Telefunken Club won the second Amit Gupta Memorial Under-16 Cricket Tournament defeating L.B. Shastri Club by 30 runs at the Jamia Millia Islamia Sports Stadium.
Chairman of Cricket New South Wales, Harry Harinath has said it's crucial for the future of the Big Bash League (BBL) that the BCCI (Board Of Control For Cricket In India) releases its contracted stars to play in Australia's domestic Twenty20 tournament.
Iconic cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has advocated "systemic changes" in Indian sports so that "12 medals in next Olympics in Rio or 20 in 2020 is not a pipe dream".
Indian Premier League side Deccan Chargers has been expelled from the tournament, the cricket board said on Saturday, despite a last-ditch effort by the team owners to pull it back from the brink.
An Indigenous Development cricket team from Australia is on a visit to India as part of 'Oz Fest', a mega Australian cultural festival being staged in the country, and to play T20 and 50-over games in Mumbai and Pune.
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Friday blasted the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) for not "pulling their weight behind" Mohinder Amarnath who was removed from selector's post after his first season.
Kamla Landmarc Real Estate, a Mumbai-based real estate firm, has bought Indian Premier League team Deccan Chargers for an undisclosed amount.
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said star Indian batsman Virat Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy, but at the same time has advised Mahendra Singh Dhoni to relieve himself of the burden of leading the side in at least one of the three formats.
Senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official Rajiv Shukla welcomed the appointment of former leg-spinner Anil Kumble as the head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC's) Cricket Committee, saying that he was very capable of doing justice to such a huge responsibility.
The BCCI has been forced to delay the first meeting of its National Cricket Academy (NCA) sub-committee as it is yet to finalise the name for the post of Director with another former captain Kapil Dev's name coming into picture.
Former India captain Anil Kumble was on Thursday unanimously appointed chairman of ICC's Cricket Committee by the game's governing body, replacing West Indies great Clive Lloyd.
Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper feels the Indian Premier League is "one of the biggest threats" to international cricket right now.
The Mumbai Cricket Association has written to the BCCI requesting it to shift the visiting England team's second warm-up game from the Bandra Kurla Complex ground to D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai mainly due to security concerns.
Describing the time away from cricket as the "worst phase of my life", pacer Ishant Sharma says he is now mentally stronger to make a comeback into the Indian team.
Auckland dished out a disciplined all-round performance to notch up a comfortable six-wicket victory over Sialkot Stallions in the qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in Johannesburg today.
The Champions League Twenty20 Technical Committee has approved the changes made by Chennai Super Kings for injured Dwayne Bravo and S. Anirudha.
Implicated in the TV sting operation that claims to have exposed corruption by umpires, Pakistanâs Nadeem Ghauri is planning to take legal action against the channel after getting the subtle backing of his cricket board, which has âdecided against jumping to conclusionsâ.
The resignations of former India cricketers Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Nilesh Kulkarni from Mumbai Cricket Associationâs recommendatory body for development of the game, CIC, does not constitute a crisis, according to MCA President Ravi Savant.
The Vice President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Rajiv Shukla, on Tuesday said that the investigation against international umpires on alleged charges of corruption and fixing is in the domain of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and added that the latter is efficiently performing this task.
Virat Kohli was the lone Indian cricketer to find a place in the ICC World Twenty20 menâs XI of the tournament, which was dominated by champions West Indies and runners-up Sri Lanka.
West Indies won the ICC World Twenty20 after they defeated Sri Lanka by 36 runs in the final at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Sunday.
Marlon Samuels played one of the best counter-attacking innings under pressure against an impressive Sri Lankan attack to guide West Indies to a reasonable 137 for six in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 here today.
D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, which has hosted two IPL finals in the past, will be hosting its first-ever first class cricket match when Mumbai take on West Zone rivals Gujarat in their final Ranji Trophy Group A fixture at the end of this year.
Cricket Australia has said it will not put pressure on Australian cricketers to skip the IndianPremier League in order to be fresh for next year's Ashes series, adding that one should learn from Shane Watson if he is to be at his best when his country needs him most.
Opener Chris Gayle, who hammered an unbeaten 75 to help West Indies reach the finals, on Friday sounded the battle cry against Sri Lanka, saying his team will definitely win the World Twenty20 on Sunday.
The irregular bonus scandal which followed their hosting of the 2009 IPL will not be repeated when South Africa host this year's Champions League Twenty20, the country's Cricket Board has assured. Tournament Director Naasei Appiah insisted that no financial irregularities would happen this time.
India batsman Virat Kohli has all the potential to become the next big superstar of world cricket, and if he continues with his staggering form as consistently as he has since his inception to the big stage, then he might go on to emulate legendary Sir Vivian Richards' achievements, according to sports journalist Rob Smith.
India âAâ consolidated its position in the second unofficial Test, amassing over 550 runs and then reducing New Zealand âAâ to 198 for five on the second day of the match.
After failing to make it to the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 for the third time in a row, some serious introspection is required by the BCCI as far as identifying right players for the shortest format of the game is concerned.
Pakistan beat Australia by 32 runs in their Super Eight match on Tuesday to keep alive their hopes of making it to the last four of the World Twenty20.
Gary Kirsten has seen Virat Kohli as a precocious talent who later evolved into a premier batsman and thatâs the reason why the former India coach termed him as a âstand out playerâ who has got the âx-factorâ.
New Zealand crashed out of World Twenty20 following their Super Over defeat by West Indies in a tense Super Eight stage match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Monday.
India might have bowled out Pakistan for a paltry 128 in the World Twenty20 here but Sri Lankan batting great Aravinda de Silva feels that the Mahindra Singh Dhoni-led side has a weak bowling attack, besides also lacking in variation.
India, led by a superb unbeaten 78 from Virat Kohli, kept their Twenty20 World Cup hopes alive with an empathic eight-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the Super Eights on Sunday.
Former India cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly described Mohinder Amarnath's removal from the senior selection committee as "unfortunate".
The Indian teamâs way of handling senior opener Virender Sehwag and the playerâs own attitude in this ongoing World Twenty20 is certain to raise questions whether all is well in the Indian camp.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)appointed former Indian cricketer Sandeep Patil as the chairman of the national selection committee.
Terming his new job as a selector from East Zone as a "big challenge", former India stumper Saba Karim expressed happiness over his appointment and said he is looking forward to the new challenge.
Former India batsman Sandeep Patil was appointed chairman of the national selection committee while Mohinder Amarnath was sacked after just one year of his four-year term by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday appointed a retired Supreme Court judge as arbitrator to resolve within three months the dispute between the Cricket Board and Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd (DCHL) over termination of the latter's IPL franchise Deccan Chargers.
In what is expected to be a smooth and routine AGM here tomorrow, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to revamp its senior selection committee by making at least four changes in the five-man panel following the completion of their term.
Star cricketers including India's Virender Sehwag have joined an ICC campaign in collaboration with the United Nations to spread awareness about HIV prevention and help eliminate AIDS-related stigma and discrimination.
Riding on their huge win over England in the group stages of the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, India jumped four places to claim the third position in the Reliance ICC T20 Championship table.
A local drinking water supplier strongly defended its product even as World Twenty20 organisers jettisoned their bottled water after several players went down with stomach flu.
Veteran batsman Mike Hussey says the opening World Twenty20 Super Eights clash with India looms on Friday as a mini-grand final for Australia.
Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee said that batting great Sachin Tendulkar's retirement plan should be left to his discretion.
Senior opener Virender Sehwagâs finger injury and a suitable bowling combination are two major concerns for India ahead of their opening Super Eight Game against Australia in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 World Cup organisers have replaced the bottled water supplier and also called in food inspectors to check the spread of a suspected gastro virus at the tournament following various players going down with stomach bugs, according to officials.
Former Indian captain Anil Kumble reckons that Indiaâs spin repertory was full of âquality bowlersâ and rated comeback man Harbhajan Singh as one of the âbest spinners in the countryâ.
The Bombay High Court on Monday suggested to the Cricket Board and Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd to settle their dispute over termination of IPL franchise by referring the matter to a mutually acceptable arbitrator.
Police in Sri Lanka are looking out for the manufacturers of counterfeit merchandise after a factory raid revealed large quantities of fake team shirts of the ongoing International Cricket Council's (ICC) World Twenty20 in the country.
Despite several cricketing superstars arguing in favour of Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from international cricket, Australian pacer Shaun Tait Monday said nobody has the right to dictate a legend like Tendulkar on the issue.
World cup champion and cancer-survivor cricketer Yuvraj Singh will pen down a book on his player-turned-actor father Yograj Singh. "He is writing a book on me, whose title will be 'Arrogant Master'.
Captain of the Indian Women's cricket team, Mitali Raj, on Sunday reflected confidence of faring well in the ensuing Twenty20 World Cup tourney to be staged in Sri Lanka.
BCCI President N Srinivasan has turned down an invitation to attend the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) development committee meeting to be held in Islamabad on September 24, informed PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf.
Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association president Jyotiraditya Scindia today expressed hopes of having a team from the city in the next edition of Indian Premier League and said the MPCA would work in that direction.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today defended beleaguered speedster Zaheer Khan, calling him the âSachin Tendulkar of Indian bowlingâ but at the same time indicated a few changes in the team line-up for the last World T20 group match against England here tomorrow.
Indiaâs listless bowling attack will aim to put up an improved performance ahead of the Super Eight stage when the team takes on England in its final group league encounter in the ICC World Twenty20 here tomorrow.
The mere mention of âsix sixesâ rankles England captain Stuart Broad, who was at the receiving end when Yuvraj Singh accomplished the feat in the 2007 World Twenty20, but the pacer was sporting enough to âwelcomeâ the Indian batsman back after recovery from Cancer.
Star all-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina failed to turn up for the Indian cricket team's practice session at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Friday, ahead of the team's next Twenty20 World Cup match on Sunday.
Sachin Tendulkar's failure in the recent series against New Zealand may have triggered a debate on whether he should retire now but West Indian batting great Brian Lara reckons the Indian batsman still has a "year or two" of cricket left in him.
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan needs to regroup his resources and improve his fitness level if India are to increase their chances of winning the World Twenty20 championship again.
Spinner Ajantha Mendis took a record six wickets for just eight runs as hosts Sri Lanka humbled Zimbabwe in the opening match of the World Twenty20 on Tuesday.
Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) said there was no need to shift the venue for the Ranji trophy, commencing in the month of November, in view of the 34th Federation Cup football beginning at Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur from Wednesday.
With an aim to increase awareness about polio among parents of the region, Indian cricket stars Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and Rohit Sharma, on Tuesday met with Afghanistan captain Nowroz Mangal and few of his team-mates and exchanged bats signed by both the sides.
The high-profile ICC World Twenty20 gets underway in Colombo on Tuesday with no clear favourites but inaugural champions India will fancy their chances on the slow familiar tracks of the island nation where they have played a lot of cricket in recent times.
In a minor relief to the beleaguered Deccan Chargers, the Bombay high court directed the BCCI to maintain status quo regarding the termination of the IPL franchise, owned by Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd.
In a significant move which will have far-reaching implications, the BCCI on Saturday amended its constitution to do away with the zonal rotational policy for electing its president and allow a second term to office bearers subject to re-election.
Nine international cricketers, including Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Brett Lee, have opted to play for their IPL franchises instead of their home teams in the Champions League Twenty20 scheduled next month.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday said that media reports about the Bombay High Court staying the termination of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Deccan Chargers is incorrect.
India's Virat Kohli has been named ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2012 at the LG ICC Awards here on Saturday.
The BCCI on Friday sought to justify the decision to terminate the IPL contract of debt-ridden Deccan Chargers, saying it was compelled to take action after the beleaguered franchise claimed that it had not committed any breaches and threatened to take legal recourse.
Irfan Pathan scalped five wickets as India warmed up for the World Twenty20 with a comfortable 26-run victory over hosts Sri Lanka in their first practice match here today.
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir is of the opinion that it should be left to Sachin Tendulkar to decide when he wants to retire from international cricket.
India's cricketers have been ordered to wear the same jersey design that won them the World Cup last year for next week's World Twenty20 in a bid to bring them good luck.
In less than a week's time, the world's top Twenty20 cricketers will be playing across four venues in Sri Lanka and host broadcaster and ICC Global Media Rights partner ESPN STAR Sports (ESS)
Rahul Dravid and Ashwini Ponnappa were declared Best Sportspersons at the Sports Writersâ Association of Bangaloreâs (SWAB) awards function at the KSBA hall.
Debt-ridden Deccan Chargersâ bid to find a buyer ended in an anti-climax on Thursday with the IPL team rejecting the only bid they received, leaving the future of the beleaguered franchise uncertain.
The International Cricket Council launched the official event website for the World Twenty20 Championships to be staged here between September 18 and October 7.
The Indian cricket team arrived here for the Twenty20 World Cup with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying that he has a "very good team" which is capable of regaining the coveted trophy.
The International Cricket Council persistent refusal to provide a separate window for the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) is taking a toll on Test cricket.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says that Yuvraj Singh can draw confidence from his performance against New Zealand in Tuesday's Twenty20 as he made a return to international cricket after a grim battle with rare germ cell cancer.
The Bombay High Court,directed that the proceeds of the sale of IPL team Deccan Chargers be deposited with ICICI Bank after paying 5 per cent to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Yuvraj Singh made an emotional return to international cricket but India snatched defeat from the jaws of victory to allow New Zealand to win the Twenty20 series with a thrilling one-run victory.
Cricket buffs can purchase tickets for the fourth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament, scheduled to be held in South Africa next month, from Tuesday.
Outgoing chief cricket selector Krish Srikkanth on Monday predicted an Indian triumph in the World T20, starting in Sri Lanka on September 18.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday felicitated state cricketers Ravikant Singh and Sandipan Das, who were part of the Indian team that won the ICC U-19 World Cup in Australia, with Rs two lakhs each.
Sacked IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has said allegations levelled in show cause notices by the ED for alleged forex law violations of over Rs1,310 crore in the conduct of T-20 cricket tournament in South Africa concerned "collective responsibilities" rather than being personal.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has thanked Indian Foreign Minister S.M Krishna for facilitating a cricket series between both countries.
An investigation by a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) committee has blamed their quarterfinal defeat to India in the Under-19 World Cup in Australia as the main reason behind their dismal showing at the tournament, rejecting any notion of disciplinary issues with the young players.
Australia will begin this month's Twenty20 World Cup ranked 10th in the world in the shortest form of the game.
Indian Premier League side the Deccan Chargers were put up for sale on Thursday in the latest upheaval for the money-spinning Twenty20 tournament that has been dogged by ownership troubles.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his willingness to coach the national cricket team if the board feels he is the best candidate for the job.
India vice-captain Virat Kohli escaped unhurt after he came to inaugurate a new cricket academy at the Sanatan Dharam Higher Secondary School (Kirti Nagar) after around 1000 people mobbed him in a small congested school ground.
The Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL) on Thursday issued a tender notice inviting bids from prospective buyers for its IPL franchisee Deccan Chargers, which is currently in a financial mess.
The stylish V V S Laxman, Indiaâs middle order bulwark who announced his retirement from international cricket recently, reckons that his ability to come good in pressure situations was his âbiggest strengthâ as a batsman.
With age not on his side, Sachin Tendulkar has become vulnerable to full length deliveries but he is "not finished" as yet and is still good enough to score runs at the highest level, feels former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar.
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh is all charged up to get back on the field and shut the speculation around his selection following a successful battle with cancer.
Sri Ganganagar District Cricket Association (SGDCA) has expressed strong reservations on the changes that BCCI intends to bring about in its law with regards to President`s election, saying such a move would upset the basic structure of the constitution.
The Indian cricket board`s (BCCI) working committee today decided to take a final call on the fate of the IPL franchisee, Deccan Chargers on September 15 in Chennai.
The Delhi government today announced Rs 25 lakh award for teenaged cricketer Unmukt Chand, the captain of India's Under-19 cricket team which won the World Cup.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin broke into the top 20 of ICC's Test Rankings for the first time at a career-best 18th spot after guiding the team to a series whitewash over New Zealand at home.
Young Pakistan all rounder Hammad Azam, who was the part of inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) champions, Uva Next, has said the atmosphere in the premier Twenty20 competition was similar to that of international cricket.
Unmukt Chand, who led India to victory at the Under-19 cricket World Cup, met his teachers at his former school here and sought their blessings for future triumphs.
The Sri Lankan Cricket Board Monday said it will take measures to boost their domestic cricket after its first ever Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) concluded last week.
Glenn McGrath has been named as successor to fellow Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee at the MRF foundation in India, where fast bowlers from around the world receive specialist coaching.
The owners of Chennai Super Kings outfit, India Cements Limited today launched its first Twenty20 cricket tournament for city schools to unearth talent and harness the youngsters' skills.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Virat Kohli for showing "excellent temperament" during team's tricky yet successful run-chase against New Zealand in the second cricket Test, in Bangalore.
Former captain Rahul Dravid Monday lavished praise on Virat Kohli, terming him the "best Indian batsman" on current form, and said that anchoring the stiff run-chase under pressure in the second Test against New Zealand would do his confidence a world of good.
Reiterating his sudden decision to quit international cricket on the eve of the Test series against New Zealand, V.V.S. Laxman said he intends playing Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad in a bid to "give something back" to his home state.
With an overall lead of 244 and a wicket still remaining, New Zealand may be in a good position to dictate terms, but centurion Virat Kohli feels that India can easily push for a 2-0 series win with two full days left in the second and final Test match in Bangalore. New Zealand were 232 for nine at stumps with a overall lead of 244 after the third day's play.
Recently-retired Indian cricketer VVS Laxman was today felicitated by the Karnataka State Cricket Association and insisted that his decision to retire despite being named in the squad is correct.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has said the Indian team would be visiting the country soon to play one-day and Twenty20 international matches.
Deccan Chargers, the champions of second edition of Indian Premier League, is unlikely to feature in the next edition of the cash-rich league which may force the BCCI to lookout for a prospective buyer in the next few days.
In the backdrop of Unmukt Chandâs college controversy, the Indian Olympic Association on Saturday urged the government to treat sports excellence on a par with academic excellence and formulate a uniform policy to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future.
His confident strides, the swagger at the crease bear striking similarities with another former India U-19 captain and Unmukt Chand readily agrees that Virat Kohli has been an inspiration for him.
Disgruntled batsman Kevin Pietersen has asked the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to wake up to the fact that the Indian Premier League and Twenty20 are a reality.
No Indian cricketer found a place in the International Cricket Council's(ICC) Test Team of the Year announced Thursday.
HRD minister Kapil Sibal on Friday requested St Stephen's College Principal Walson Thampu to use his discretionary powers to ensure that junior cricketer Unmukt Chand, the captain of U-19 World Cup winning team, does not lose an academic year due to low attendance.
West Bengal Government will felicitate Ravikant Singh and Sandipan Das, the two players from the state in the Indian U-19 cricket team crowned World Champions in Australia, official sources said.
Just days after leading the India Under-19 cricket team to World Cup victory that made him a hero, Unmukt Chand faced the prospect of losing a year in college here due to low attendance.
As Yuvraj Singh prepares to start his second innings in international cricket after his successful battle with cancer, Sachin Tendulkar says the âchampionâ has set a great example for not just fellow sportspersons but all those suffering from the disease.
The triumphant Under-19 World Cup captain Unmukt Chand on Wednesday said his team's interaction with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar helped the side to regain the coveted title Down Under.
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose passion for bikes is well known, has floated his own racing team which is now competing in FIM Supersport World Championship.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has requested the BCCI to include Mohali in the list of venues for the eagerly-anticipated Indo-Pak series later this year.
Lance Armstrong's reputation may be in tatters but in the eyes of cricketer Yuvraj Singh, the American cyclist still remains a "hero".
Former Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar got awarded with the 'Castrol Cricket Lifetime Achievement Award' for his contribution to the sport during an event in Bangalore
His contemporaries like Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman may have hung up their bats but veteran cricketer Sachin Tendulkar says he continues to enjoy his game and is not even thinking about retirement at the moment.
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Virat Kohli are in the running for the 'ODI Cricketer of the Year' trophy, while veteran Sachin Tendulkar has been nominated for the 'People's Choice Award' in the short-list announced today for the ninth LG ICC Annual Awards here.
Former captain Sourav Ganguly today said the Indian Cricket Board should have ensured that senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was not kept out of the national side for more than six months.
India's under-19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand today said in Mumbai that right now he is concentrating on his game and wants to do well for India A in the next tournament.
After returning from Australia to a warm reception here, Indiaâs triumphant under-19 World Cup captain Unmukt Chand on Tuesday said his players always had immense the self-belief that they would lay their hands on the coveted trophy despite the squadâs initial stumbles.
Just retired VVS Laxman on Monday declined to comment on his relationship with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but clarified that there was no controversy as has been reported by the media.
England batsman Eoin Morgan has said he would be swapping the Indian Premier League for county cricket next season in order to cement his place in the Test squad.
After being rattled by Indian off-spinner R Ashwin in the opening Test, New Zealandâs cricketers today sweated it out at the nets for two hours to prepare for the second and final Test in Bangalore starting August 31.
Former captain Sourav Ganguly today said the Indian Cricket Board should have ensured that senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was not kept out of the national side for more than six months.
Parliament today congratulated the Under-19 Indian cricket team for winning the World Cup in Australia.
The BCCI has decided to recommend the names of former Indian Captain Rahul Dravid and opener Gautam Gambhirâs names for the prestigious Padma Bhusan and Padma Shri awards respectively.
The BCCI on Sunday announced a cash prize of Rs. 20 lakh each for members of the Indian team, which lifted its third Under-19 World Cup title in Townsville after defeating defending champions Australia.
Hindu families from Pakistan have strongly opposed the revival of cricket series between the two nations as they had to face harassment and humiliation if India won the game.
Sacked England cricketer Kevin Pietersen could face a wall of resistance from the dressing room even if he reaches some sort of conciliation with captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower.
Chief selector of senior national cricket team Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Sunday termed India's under-19 World Cup triumph "a very proud moment for all Indians."
Pakistan Test and one day captain Misbah-ul-haq, who plays for the Kandurata Warriors in the Sri Lankan Premier League, has said the SLPL represents an ideal opportunity to get much needed match practice before the Australian series and the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Bad weather played spoilsport in the post-lunch session after New Zealand reached 41 for one at tea in their second innings, forced to follow on by India in the opening cricket Test here on Saturday.
India fast bowler S Sreesanth, who is recovering from a toe injury, says he would be available for selection by the end of this year.
Off-spinner R Ashwin impressed with a six-wicket haul as India imposed the follow-on on New Zealand after ending the visitors' first innings at 159 at the stroke of lunch on the third day of the opening cricket Test in Hyderabad on Saturday.
India relied on spinners Baba Aparajith and Harmeet Singh to pull off a thrilling 9-run victory over New Zealand and cruise into the final of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in Australia on Thrusday.
The second day's proceedings in the opening cricket Test between India and New Zealand were on Friday delayed due to rain in parts of the city here.
Former skipper Ajit Wadekar under whose leadership India won the historical Test series against the West Indies in 1971, was today selected for the Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the sport.
A Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) was generally known for its transparency, even with regards to highest sums of money being paid to the government in taxes.
India pacer S Sreesanth is looking to make a return to the game by December after injury sidelined him since August 2011.
Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Wednesday that veteran batsman VVS Laxman could not get in touch with him and inform about his retirement plans ahead of the series against New Zealand.
Gurinder Sandhu, who is the first ever Indian origin male player to represent Australia in international tournaments, is all set to help Australia defend their Under-19 World Cup title on Sunday.
Speculation is rife that former cricketer Mohinder Amarnath may be replaced by Roger Binny as a selector and may lose out on becoming the chairman of the national selection committee apparently following differences with incumbent chairman K Srikkanth.
Their confidence at an all time high after a narrow win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the quarter-finals, India would look to carry on the good show against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup here on Thursday.
The union sports ministry has not accorded its annual recognition to 14 national sports federations (NSF), including the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his New Zealand counterpart Ross Taylor on Tuesday unveiled the trophy of the India-New Zealand two-match Test series, scheduled to start here on Thursday.
A reality check awaits the Indian cricket team as it gears up to begin life without the famed batting duo of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman when they take on a lowly New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series in Hydrabad on Thursday.
The Indian cricket team practiced here on Tuesday, ahead of the first Test match against New Zealand that begins on August 23.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday paid glowing tribute to VVS Laxman, saying that his stunning knocks in crisis situations shaped the history of Indian cricket.
The first day of the crucial Lord's Test between England and South Africa was marred by a number of controversial decisions given under the much-debated Decision Review System (DRS), as the Proteas ended the day at 262 for seven.
He does not quite know how it can be worked out but former India captain Rahul Dravid wants an arrangement in which the world's best cricketers can play in the Indian Premier League without compromising on representing their country in the Test arena. "I'm not sure what the solution to it is exactly but I would love to be in a situation where the best players can play the IPL as well as represent their country in Test cricket," Dravid, who led Rajasthan Royals in the previous IPL, said.
Under-16 cricketer Sarfaraz Khan has been expelled from the BCCI's batting academy at Mumbai's Bandra-Kurla Complex on grounds of indiscipline.With three days left for the camp to end, there had been growing complaints about Sarfaraz's indiscipline following which he was asked to leave.
A day after TOI reported how the owners of IPL franchisee Deccan Chargers(DC) had mortgaged their team to two private banks to overcome their financial crisis, the IPL governing council (GC) on Tuesday issued a 14-day ultimatum to the owners, asking them to sort out the problems.
Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Director General Javed Miandad has dismissed talks of revenue sharing with India for the upcoming one-day series, and has lauded the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for inviting Pakistan to play."What is most important now is that bilateral cricket ties resume between the two countries. Money is not the issue right now," the Daily Times quoted Miandad, as saying.
The Madras High Court today ordered issue of a second notice to Indian cricket board chief N Srinivasan and Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor on a petition regarding alleged "uncensored and indecent" dance programmes during the IPL-V inaugural show in Chennai in April.
The Working Committee of the Cricket Board will meet in Chennai on August 22 to finalise the annual report and accounts ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held next month.
Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has settled his libel case against England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke out-of-court, an ECB statement said on Tuesday.Modi had filed a libel case against Clarke in an English court for alleging that the former IPL chairman had held talks with some English counties to form a rebel Twenty20 league.
Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) today condoled the death of Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and said he worked for development of the game in his capacity as MCA President a BCCI office-bearer.ACA President D V Subba Rao, Secretary Gokaraju Gangaraju and other members conveyed their deep condolences to the family members of Deshmukh, who passed away in a Chennai hospital.
Kevin Pietersen is keen on playing the entire edition of IPL 2013 at the expense of the home series against New Zealand and has hinted at quitting Test cricket if the ECB rejects his request
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla confirms the BCCI is satisfied with the improvement shown by Yuvraj Singh and is hopeful of his availability during the upcoming World Twenty20 Championship in Sri Lanka.
BCCI Selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Friday hailed Yuvraj Singhâs return to international cricket and said the left-hander will be an important factor for the Indian teamâs success in the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup.âWe are very happy that Yuvraj Singh has been declared fit. Yuvraj is a very crucial factor. If he gets going he can win matches single-handedly for us. Donât forget 2007 T20 World Cup (won by India in South Africa), he was the man of the series,â Srikkanth said.
Reminiscing his glory days, former captain Sunil Gavaskar rated Kris Srikkanth as the best opening partner he had, saying that the right-hander "liberated" him as a batsman."As my opening partner, Srikkanth somehow liberated me as a batsman. He used to encourage me to play the shots that I wouldn't otherwise offer. He had a positive influence on me," said Gavaskar.
Former captain Bob Willis has slammed star batsman Kevin Pietersen for holding England cricket to ransom through his threat to quit Test cricket at the end of the series.The South African-born Pietersen caused a shock at the end of the drawn second Test against South Africa on Monday by saying he would announce whether he was standing down after the third and final match against the tourists later this month.
Federation of International Cricketersâ Association chief executive, Tim May has said that the IPL has sidelined FICA and reduced it to an advisory role in the current payment dispute between Royal Challengers Bangalore and some of its players.
The BCCI's selection committee will meet in Mumbai on August 10 to pick the squad for the Test series against New Zealand at home starting August 23.
Saurashtra Cricket Association's newly constructed Khandheri stadium will host its maiden ODI when visitors England will come here next year to play a five match series."The first ODI match would be played at Khandheri on January 11, 2013 between India and England," SCA honorary secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement, while announcing BCCI tournament programme 2012-13.
Suspended Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola has won the first round of his disciplinary hearing on the allegedly irregular IPL bonuses he paid to himself and other CSA staff.
Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, charged with smoking in public during an IPL match, today escaped with a paltry fine of Rs 100, less than the cost of his cigarette box, after having pleaded guilty before a court here. Disposing of the matter, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate S C Godara, Jaipur City, allowed Khan to deposit the fine through his counsel.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni topped the list of the worldâs highest earning cricketers compiled by Forbes magazine. He is followed by Sachin Tendulkar, as six Indians made it to the listâs top 10.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) joint secretary Anurag Thakur on Sunday visited the District Sports Association (DSA) here and expressed satisfaction with the facilities at the stadium.
Jagmohan Dalmiya appears to remain in power at the Cricket Association of Bengal for a fifth successive term, sweeping aside the challenge from little-known Samar Paul, the only contest that will mark the 81st annual general meeting on Saturday.
Kapil Dev is certainly a relieved man after being back into the BCCI fold but the legendary all-rounder still has reservations if one terms his comeback as an act to get âamnesty from the BCCIâ.
Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More, who was granted amnesty by the BCCI working committee last week, on Wednesday said that he was always with the board despite having differences over joining the rebel Indian Cricket League.
Mumbai journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who was gunned down last year, was planning to expose the match-fixing racket in the IPL tournament, which resulted in his killing, a top opposition leader claimed here Wednesday.
Indian Premier League sideRajasthan Royals on Thursday said that it has terminated its agreement with Mumbai-basedRN Sports Club with immediate effect due to non-payment of dues.
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Ehsan Mani has advised the Pakistan CricketBoard (PCB) to refrain from blindly following the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) without putting forward its own point of view.
The former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB), Ijaz Butt has welcomed the planned revival of bilateral ties with India but insisted that Pakistan must ask the the BCCI to compensate it financially for the cancelled series of 2009.
Former India captain Kapil Dev and the Indian Cricket Board buried the hatchet following their differences over cricketer joining rebel ICL and welcomed him back with immediate effect disbursing his oneâtime benefit payment of Rs 1.5 crore.
Two IPL players- Wayne Parnell from South Africa and Rahul Sharma, are among 42 persons, who tested positive for consumption of drugs in a high-profile rave party at a plush hotel in suburban Juhu in May, making their arrest inevitable, police said today
The reciprocal India-Pakistan cricket series, to be hosted by the neighbour, may be played in England as the island nation is emerging as the most suitable venue given the Indian board's reluctance to send a team to Pakistan.
India will look to start the new season on a winning note when they clash with on-form Sri Lanka in a one-day series starting in Hambantota on Saturday. âItâs the start of a new season for us. Itâs nice to start afresh on a positive note,â Dhoni, the Indian captain, told reporters aheadof the five-match series.
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today said the BCCI should be "publicly whipped" for the decision to resume bilateral cricket series with Pakistan.
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing hope that the resumption of cricketing ties after five years will be a confidence building measure. Zardari on Wednesday sent the letter to Manmohan Singh welcoming resumption of cricket relations, reported Dawn.
The much-anticipated Indo-Pak limited-overs series in December could face problems getting off the ground as the Pakistan Cricket Board is determined to get a share of the revenues generated from the matches.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said his team would keep sentiments aside while preparing for the three-match ODI series against Pakistan to be held in December.
The decision to resume Indo-Pak bilateral cricketing ties is likely to clear the decks for top Pakistan cricketers to again be a part of auctions in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday criticised the BCCI's decision to revive the Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties as he felt Pakistan was not cooperating in the Mumbai terror attacks probe.
In its bid to overhaul the structure of domestic cricket, the BCCI on Monday approved the recommendations of the Special Committee on the revision of the Ranji Trophy format, under which 27 teams will be divided into three groups of nine sides each.
Indian cricket chiefs on Monday said they had invited Pakistan for a series later this year, their first in five years, in a further sign of improving ties between the neighbours.
Bollywood film producer Prakash Chandnani, who financed an Akshay Khanna starrer film on corruption, was arrested at Ahmedabad airport after he landed from Dubai early on Thursday morning. Airport immigration officials nabbed Chandnani soon after customs clearance as lookout notice (LOC) was issued against him for alleged role in an IPL betting racket busted by Mumbai crime branch. Chandnani, co-producer of 'Gali Gali Chor Hai', was later handed over to Mumbai crime branch officials.
Some of Royal Challengers Bangalore`s leading players contracted to the franchise are yet to get the first instalments of their fees for playing in the last edition of the the Indian Premier League.
In a bid to resume bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan, the Pakistan Board has put forward three proposals to their Indian counterparts.
Former BCCI President P M Rungtadied here today after prolonged illness, the Cricket Board said.He was 88. Rungta passed away on Thursday morning at his residence, said BCCI CAO Prof Ratnakar Shetty.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to send a delegation to India to show the latest research on ball-tracking technology by Dr Ed Rosten, after the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) objection resulted in the Decision Review System (DRS) not being put to vote at the executive board meeting in Kuala Lumpur last month.
Cricket Australiaâs chairman Wally Edwards has likened discussions with Indian cricket officialdom over the Decision Review System to the standoff between the US and Russia and China over Syria.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said he loves to play in the Indian Premier League, and added that it isn't just about money.Pietersen also accepts being extremely fortunate to have been offered a two million pound deal by IPL franchisee DelhiDaredevils, but the South Africa-born batsman said the tournament is much more than money.
The Cricket Board has decided to recommend recently retired stalwart Rahul Dravid for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Yuvraj Singh, the player of the World Cup, for the Arjuna Award.
Praising Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar for his disciplined life and dedication to the game, former Indian skipper Kapil Dev Sunday said the maestro's records will also be broken one day.
South African cricket remains divided over the 2009 saga in which now suspended chief executive Gerald Majola paid himself and other Cricket South Africa staff more than R4 million in IPL 2 bonuses, according to acting CSA Chief Executive Jacques Faul.
He might be skipping ODIs with regularity but Sachin Tendulkar says he does not plan to quit the format altogether just yet and will continue as long as he enjoys the game.Tendulkar, who has played just two ODI series after the World Cup last year, most recently opted out of the tour of Sri Lanka later this month, fuelling speculation about his future in the format.
Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai has said the resumption of India-Pakistan bilateral cricket ties is dependent on the BCCI and the PCB.Speaking after a meeting with Pakistan foreign secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani on Thursday, Mathai said the joint statement issued by the officials after their meeting emphasised the need for the two countries to engage in sporting activities.
In a reconciliatory gesture, the Sports ministry made an exception for BCCI by extending the last date for filing nominations for Arjuna awards to July 20.The Sports Ministry's extension of the deadline will thus allow the BCCI to nominate its cricketers for the prestigious government award.
Hailing the decision of the Champions League organising committee, which includes Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), to invite Pakistan's Sialkot Stallions in the qualifying stage of the tournament, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed said this could be the first step towards the revival of bilateral ties with India.
Graeme Pollock, voted South Africaâs best cricketer of the 20th century in 2009, has blasted BCCI for yet again raising a red flag for the universal implementation of the DRS.Pollock did not spare the ICC either as he slammed the world governing body of the game for not taking on the financial and administrative responsibility to impose the technology.
West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine says his confidence has not been dented following a disappointing tour of England earlier this month. The Indian Premier League (IPL) star entered the four-match limited overs series with a huge reputation but made little impact as West Indies failed to win a single match on a miserable outing.
Cracking the whip on cricketers caught in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday imposed a life ban on pacer TP Sudhindra but handed lighter punishments to four other domestic players who were also exposed in the TV sting operation.
The BCCI again had its way on the contentious Decision Review System (DRS) after the ICC board failed to ratify its universal application following India's opposition to the technology.
Former England captain Tony Greig has urged India to accept the "spirit of cricket is more important than generating billions of dollars".
Indian cricket board chief N. Srinivasan, who is also the India Cements managing director, Monday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here in YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's illegal wealth case.
India remained fourth even as England took an outright lead as the number one team in the latest ICC Test Championship table after claiming the three-match Test series against the West Indies 2-0.
The BCCI's technical committee, headed by former India captain Sourav Ganguly, on Tuesday called for a major revamp of the Ranji Trophy by recommending the doing away with of the earlier Elite and Plate Divisions and making it a 27-team tournament.
The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League, headed by Rajiv Shukla, will meet on Monday to take stock of the last edition of the tournament that concluded on May 27.
Senior Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was presented the Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award for completing a century of 100 international hundreds here.
The International Cricket Council has chosen Sri Lanka's star pacer Lasith Malinga as the official event ambassador for the World Twenty20 Championships to be held in the island nation from September 18 to October 7.
The Technical Committee of the Indian Cricket Board, headed by Sourav Ganguly, will meet on June 12 to discuss topics pertaining to domestic cricket, according to BCCI sources.
Although the Pakistan Premier League (PPL) looks like a distant possibility, with no fixed dates and plans being kept behind closed doors, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf has confirmed that an invite will be sent out to the Indian players for the event`s maiden edition.
None of India's top international cricketers will get nomination for the prestigious Arjuna Award for their performance during the last season, apparently due to a major communication gap between the sports ministry and the BCCI.
Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Monday took oath as member of the Rajya Sabha making it clear that his focus would be cricket and hinting at concentrating on Parliament work after he stops playing the game.
Shahid Afridi's superb all-round performance helped Pakistan post an easy 23-run victory over Sri Lanka in the second and final Twenty20 international and level the series 1-1.
Sri Lanka produced an exceptional bowling and fielding display to beat Pakistan by 37 runs on Friday in the first of two Twenty20 internationals.
The ICC Cricket Committee has decided to keep the controversial Duckworth Lewis method for calculating one-day targets when weather intervenes while making minor changes in other areas of the game.
England star Kevin Pietersen retired from international limited overs cricket on Thursday, a decision which took the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) by surprise.
An Indian engineer will learn on Thursday whether his challenge to the Duckworth/Lewis method â a controversial but common system used for determining the winner of rain-affected matches â has been successful.
Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan, also the state's brand ambassador, on Tuesday said there was "nothing wrong" in the grand felicitation organised by the state government for his IPL-V winning team.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said while his team's strategy to target Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir worked, little-known Manvinder Bisla's outstanding knock came as a surprise and snatched the game away from the defending champions.
Kolkata Knight Riders became the new champions of the Indian Premier League as they defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in a nerve-wracking final to win their maiden IPL final on Sunday.
Murali Vijay smashed the ongoing Indian Premier League's fastest century to propel Chennai Super Kings to an imposing 222 for five in the second qualifier, against Delhi Daredevils, in Chennai on Friday.
Mumbai Indians lost plot after flying start as Chennai Super Kings won the eliminator by 38 runs to settle second qualifier date with Delhi Daredevils.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday picked Kolkata Knight Riders as the "hot favourites" to win the ongoing Indian Premier League season five.
Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which made it to the play-offs from behind after home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) forfeited its chance, will take on an upbeat Mumbai Indians (MI) Wednesday in the second play-offs of the Indian Premier league (IPl-V) at the Chinnaswamy stadium here.
Kolkata Knight Riders breezed into the final of the Indian Premier League after scoring a thumping 18-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the first Qualifier on Tuesday.
Yet another controversy struck IPL on Sunday night when two of its players were believed to have been among the 100 detained in a rave party in a hotel in Juhu in Mumbai on Sunday.
Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar struck fluent half-centuries in their record 163-run opening stand as Mumbai Indians cantered to a 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the last league game of the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Chris Gayle blasted a whirlwind unbeaten 128, studded with incredible 13 sixes, as Royal Challengers Bangalore thumped Delhi Daredevils by 21 runs to keep their play-offs hopes alive in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
A day after seeking a proper probe into the spot-fixing allegation that has rocked the IPL, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday said that he has asked for an investigation by the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax department whether the players were paid through black money.
Five uncapped Indian cricketers have been provisionally suspended following allegations of corruption in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday.
Mahela Jayawardene smashed unbeaten half-century to help Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets in an Indian Premier League match at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium on Tuesday.
Dwayne Bravo smashed a massive six off the last ball to help Chennai Super Kings register a thrilling 5-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in a crucial Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens.
Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard smashed half centuries to lead the Mumbai Indians to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
Late charge by David Hussey (65 not out) and Gurkeerat Singh (29 not out) helped Kings XI Punjab snatch 4-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in a crucial Indian Premier League match at PCA stadium, Mohali on Sunday.
Ajit Chandila claimed four wickets, including the first hat-trick of the season, in a sensational spin-bowling spell as Rajasthan Royals crushed Pune Warriors by 45 runs in a lop-sided Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Sunday.
They might be inside the top-four in the points table right now after two consecutive wins but Chennai Super Kings batsman Mike Hussey says getting to the IPL playoffs remains a tough task and his side would have to be consistent in the remaining matches to make the cut.
Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag conceded that the delivery Ben Hilfenhaus bowled to clean him up was an "unplayable" one while winning captain MS Dhoni lauded his players for playing "authentic cricket."
Three successive wins have brought them back in IPL 5 play-offs contention and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli says they are peaking at the right time.
Disciplined Royal Challengers bowlers helped Bangalore register a thumping 35 runs victory over Pune Warriors India in an Indian Premier League clash at the Subrata Roy Sahara stadium on Friday.
Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets. Earlier, title holders Chennai Super Kings produced a disciplined bowling performance to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 126 for six in a crucial Indian Premier League match in Jaipur.
David Warner blasted his way to an unbeaten 54-ball 109 as he steered Delhi Daredevils to a crushing nine-wicket win over laggards Deccan Chargers in a one-sided Indian Premier League match on Thursday.
Royal Challengers easily chased down the target of 142 runs losing just one wicket and with 12 balls to spare. Their destructive opening batsman Chris Gayle remained unbeaten on 82 off 59 balls, hitting five fours and six sixes.
Kings XI Punjab rode on a smashing half-century by Mandeep Singh and a superlative performance by their bowlers to notch up a comfortable 25-run victory over Deccan Chargers in a lop-sided Indian Premier League match on Tuesday.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson hit a blistering unbeaten 90 as Rajasthan Royals thrashed Pune Warriors by seven wickets in a thoroughly one-sided IPL contest to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knock-out stage alive.
Former South African fast bowler and captain Shaun Pollock feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) has done a world of good for the game of cricket and it is turning out to be an excellent laboratory for batsmen and bowlers to innovate more and more.
Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in a lopsided contest to emerge as the table leaders in the Indian Premier League at the Ferozshah Kotla on Monday.
AB de Villiers blasted a whirlwind 17-ball 47 at the death after Tillakaratne Dilshan's strokeful fifty to help Royal Challengers Bangalore notch up a sensational five-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League match.
Dwayne Smith emerged as an unlikely hero for Mumbai Indians as he smashed a six and two fours off the last three balls to secure a sensational two-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
Rajasthan Royals recorded their first victory after a string of four defeats with a convincing 43-run win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Saturday
With a packed Eden Gardens cheering their favourite son Sourav Ganguly, Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper Gautam Gambhir on Saturday said that it was like playing an away match.
Kolkata Knight Riders shrugged off a spirited challenge by Sourav Ganguly-led Pune Warriors to coast to a seven-run win in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens Saturday.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir refused to label Saturdayâs sell out IPL match against Pune Warriors as a contest between Kolkata Knight Riders and cityâs favourite sports icon Sourav Ganguly.
Losing two wickets, including that of Shikhar Dhawan and Kumar Sangakarra within a span of 10 balls, somehow derailed Deccan Chargers chase against Chennai Super Kings as the visitors lost to the defending champions by 10 runs in an IPL encounter at the Chepauk Stadium here on Friday.
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings have been struggling in the Indian Premier League V but their bowling coach Andy Bichel feels that his side can still win the tournament for the third time in a row.
Lasith Malinga and captain Harbhajan Singh produced crucial two-wicket bursts to help Mumbai Indians defeat Pune Warriors by one run in a low-scoring game in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Chasing 159, Punjab had some very anxious moments before crossing the line as they lost Azhar Mahmood (2), skipper David Hussey (45) and Abhishek Nayar (2) through freak run outs in a space of eight balls towards the end to almost give away the win to rivals on the platter.
Virender Sehwag played his trademark punishing knock after little known left-arm spinner Pawan Negi's brilliant effort with the ball as Delhi Daredevils juggernaut kept on rolling with a thumping six-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in an IPL match, on Tuesday.
Skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Cameron White's brutal hitting at the death proved to be the decisive factor as Deccan Chargers defeated Pune Warriors by 13 runs in their Indian Premier League match on Tuesday.
Chennai Super Kings' Suresh Raina became the first-ever batsman to cross 2000 runs in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir struck his fourth half-century of the season as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in the Indian Premier League on Monday.
Mumbai Indians survived a fiery pace bowling spell from Dale Steyn (2-10) as they beat bottom-placed Deccan Chargers by five wickets in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
Ajinkya Rahane's superb 84-run knock went in vain as Delhi Daredevils pulled off a dramatic one-run win against Rajasthan Royals to open up a three-point lead at the top of the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a rollicking 93 as Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 47 runs in their Indian Premier League match here on Saturday.
Kings XI Punjab pulled off a stunning seven-run win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Saturday.
Power-batting by Delhi top-order helped Daredevils consolidate their top position in the IPL standings as the hosts thrashed Mumbai Indians by 37 runs in their return-leg Indian Premier League match at Ferozeshah Kotla stadium on Friday.
The return leg match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings was called off without a single ball being bowled
Ambati Rayudu (34) and Robin Peterson (16) creamed leg-spinner Piyush Chawla for 27 runs in the penultimate over to snatch a stunning four-wicket victory from the jaws of defeat against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match.
The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers at the Eden Gardens was on Tuesday abandoned without a ball being bowled after heavy rains, accompanied by thunderstorm, rendered the ground unplayable.
Even as Delhi Daredevils maintained their domination at the top, skipper Virender Sehwag credited his bowlers for the team's eight-wicket win over Pune Warriors.
Captain Virender Sehwag produced an unbeaten knock of 87 as Delhi Daredevils scored a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Pune Warriors to remain on top of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.
A B de Villiers blazed his way to the second fastest fifty in this edition of the Indian Premier League before K P Appanna did a star turn with the ball to help Royal Challengers Bangalore post a convincing 46-run win over Rajasthan Royals.
Kolkata Knight Riders jumped to third place in the points table after recording a five-wicket win over Deccan Chargers in a rain-affected low-scoring Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
Shaun Marsh guided Kings XI Punjab to a six-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians with an unbeaten knock of 68 in an IPL match on Sunday.
A superb knock by Jesse Ryder and all-round show from skipper Sourav Ganguly helped Pune Warriors register a comfortable 20-run win over Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match at the Feroze Shah stadium on Saturday.
Faf du Plessis stroked his way to a 52-ball 73 but Chennai Super Kings had to wait till the very last ball before eking out a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling Indian Premier League match here on Saturday.
Chris Gayle struck a brilliant 87 as Royal Challengers Bangalore comfortably beat Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here on Friday.
Chennai Super Kings rode on a half century each from Subramaniam Badrinath and Faf du Plessis and a disciplined show from their bowlers as they beat Pune Warriors by 13 runs in their Indian Premier League match here on Thursday.
Delhi Daredevils' Kevin Pietersen, who smashed his maiden century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Deccan Chargers Thursday, rated the innings as his best in the Twenty20.
Kolkata Knight Riders took sweet revenge of their loss at home just a few days back as they beat Kings XI Punjab comfortably by eight wickets in their return clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Wednesday.
Pune Warriors India opener Robin Uthappa felt that the hurricane innings of 81 by Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle set up the game for AB de Villiers and Saurabh Tiwary to finish it off in the last ball of the IPL match.
T20 specialist Brad Hodge played an excellent cameo to guide Rajasthan Royals to their fourth victory in the Indian Premier League, pipping Deccan Chargers by five wickets in a thrilling finish on Tuesday.
The Super Sixes challenge will feature a select number of big hitting players, as they showcase their power hitting skills against a standard delivery.
Delhi Daredevils convincingly beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets at the Wankhede here on Monday. The Delhi bowlers were the main wreckers, dismissing Mumbai for 92.
Ajinkya Rahane stole the limelight, smashing the first century of Indian Premier League season five to power Rajasthan Royals to a comfortable 59-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Sunday.
Medium pacer Harmeet Singh kept his composure as he bowled a tight final over helping Kings XI Punjab record a thrilling two-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders, in an IPL match, here on Sunday.
Describing Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as tough and dangerous opponents, Kings' XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist Saturday, however, said no team in the Indian Premier League was unbeatable.
Jesse Ryder came good when it mattered most slamming an unbeaten 56-ball 73, as Pune Warriors stunned defending champions Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League here on Saturday.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hassan backed up a superb bowling effort with a timely cameo to help Kolkata Knight Riders post their second back-to-back win with a five-wicket triumph over Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match here Friday
England's Dimitri Mascarenhas notched up a sensational five-wicket haul while Shaun Marsh hit a classy fifty as Kings XI Punjab brought their campaign back on track with a seven-wicket victory over Pune Warriors in the14th match of IPL 5.
Indian pacer Irfan Pathan says Yuvraj Singh, who is recovering from cancer, is not just a fighter in the field but in real life too.
Albie Morkel turned the game on its head with some lusty hits as Chennai Super Kings snatched a sensational five-wicket victory in the very last ball against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a dramatic IPL match in Chennai on Thursday.
Kieron Pollard struck a blazing 64 before taking a four-wicket haul as Mumbai Indians notched up a 27-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a high-scoring Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match on Wednesday.
Sachin Tendulkar is likely to miss Wednesday's Indian Premier League game against Rajasthan Royals but cannot be ruled out of the entire tournament, Mumbai Indians' team mentor and bowling coach Shaun Pollock said in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Stuart Broad's Indian Premier League debut will be further delayed after he was ruled out of all cricket for three weeks.
Gautam Gambhir hit a strokeful half-century while Lakshamipathy Balaji returned with a four-wicket haul as Kolkata brought their campaign back on track with a 42-run victory over Bangalore in an IPL match on Tuesday.
Mumbai Indians beat Deccan Chargers by five wickets in a last ball finish in their second Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Y.S.Rajsekhara Reddy Stadium here Monday.
Pune Warriors recovered from a shaky start to score their second consecutive victory in the Indian Premier League as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs here on Sunday.
BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla made it clear that there is no possibility of Pakistani players becoming a part of the lucrative Indian Premier League until and unless there is a resumption of bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan.
Ajinkya Rahane scored a blistering 98 to guide Rajasthan Royals to a comprehensive 31-run win over Kings XI Punjab in their opening Indian Premier League season five match in Jaipur on Friday.
Pune Warriors skipper Sourav Ganguly is happy to have started fifth edition of Indian Premier League with a victory but feels that it's still a long way to go in the tournament.
Pacer Ashok Dinda scalped four wickets as Pune Warriors pulled off an upset 29-run win over Mumbai Indians in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.
Retired India batsman Rahul Dravid would take the field Friday for the first time since hanging his boots from international cricket but the Rajasthan Royals skipper said there won't be any different feeling and he was more "keen and focused" to do well in IPL 5.
IPL team Mumbai Indians and Disney Consumer Products have launched 'Mickey Cricket' special collection, a limited edition merchandise range for the kids.
Delhi Daredevils crushed Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets, displaying a superb all-round show to open their Indian Premier League campaign in style in a rain-truncated game at the Eden Gardens here Thursday.
"Prison is a bad place for everyone. Don't make the mistakes which I did" -- this was disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's warning to cricketers world over in an educational video for the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, which has also been shown to IPL teams.
Just before their first IPL 5 match against Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevilsâ coach Eric Simons expressed his concern over his teamâs inexperienced spin attack.
SA T20 specialist Richard Levi made an instant impression with his six-hitting prowess as Mumbai Indians thrashed defending champions Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets, in the opening match of the fifth edition of Indian Premier League.
Delhi might be missing the services of some of their key players but KKR coach Trevor Bayliss on Wednesday made it clear they are not going to take the visitors lightly in their opening match of the fifth Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Ricky Ponting has suggested that cricket boards across the world take a leaf out of New Zealand's book and avoid scheduling international fixtures around the time the Indian Premier League (IPL) is on.
Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday stepped down as Mumbai Indians skipper on the eve of the Indian Premier League (IPL), saying he needed a "break from the responsibility of captaincy".
A galaxy of stars, including Amitabh Bachchan and American pop star Katy Perry, will set the ball rolling for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a glittering opening ceremony that promises to enthral the audience here on Tuesday.
Chris Gayle is considered as one of the hardest hitting openers of the game and India's vice-captain Virat Kohli feels that it's difficult to emulate the West Indian because matching his exploits is almost impossible.
South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith will miss the Indian Premier League to have surgery to fix a chronic ankle injury and ensure he is fully fit for the Proteas' tour of England.
Indian Premier League's leading wicket taker, Rudra Pratap Singh, may have been out of favour in India's scheme of things but the left-arm pacer is hoping that season five of the T20 tournament will bring him back in the national reckoning.
Deccan Chargers announced that Emirates, the international airline, which serves India with 185 weekly flights, will be Team Sponsor for their season, starting 7th April.
Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder will return from a self-imposed exile to play in the India Premier League (IPL) next month, taking his psychologist with him for support.
New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor remains hopeful of taking some part in next month's Indian Premier League despite breaking his arm in the third Test against South Africa.
Australian Test and one-day captain Michael Clarke will play in the Indian Premier League for the first time after agreeing to join Pune Warriors.
With the IPL just days away, the Mumbai Indians on Monday unveiled its new website which will have pre and post-match reports, players and support staff interviews, blogs, photos, videos and downloads.
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has admitted that he is in talks with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Pune Warriors, but is yet to decide on it.
There seems no end to suspended Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola, who was questioned by an elite police unit probing possible criminal charges related to the IPL bonuses that were paid to CSA staff after the 2009 edition.
Cricket commentators across the world will lend their voice to the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, which is scheduled to commence from April 4 in Chennai.
The lure of the Indian Premier League's (IPL) millions might be difficult to ignore, but Australian batsman David Warner says it would never be good enough to distract him from national duty and he would always pick Test cricket over the cash-rich league when given a choice.
Australian pacer Brett Lee has paid rich tributes to retired Rahul Dravid and iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar, describing them as "brilliant cricketers and extremely great guys off the field."
Pace bowler Aizaz Cheema grabbed three wickets at key moments to help Pakistan beat Bangladesh by two runs in a thrilling final to win the Asia Cup for the second time on Thursday.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was on Thursday officially named captain-cum-mentor of the Pune Warriors side for the upcoming fifth edition of Indian Premier League which will start on April 4.
Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor is set to enthrall audiences during the opening ceremony of the fifth Indian Premier League at YMCA College of Physical Education Nandanam in Chennai on April 3.
Top officials of the Kolkata Police held a meeting on Tuesday with various stakeholders of the Indian Premier League (IPL) regarding security during the matches to be played at Eden Garden.
The BCCI will felicitate veteran batsman Rahul Dravid, who recently retired from international cricket, here on March 27.
Virat Kohli is being hailed as one of cricketâs finest upcoming batsmen and senior India player Sachin Tendulkar agrees, but he does not want the youngster to be put under too much pressure.
Tamim Iqbal celebrated his 23rd birthday with a half-century and Shakib Al Hasan also made fifty as Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by five wickets on Tuesday to get to the Asia Cup final for the first time.
The rivalry between IPL teams is spilling over to the social media platform ahead of the season five of the T20 league as they intensify campaigns to drum up support of fans through sites like Facebook and Twitter.
American pop star Katy Perry will be performing live for the first time in India during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Opening Nite to be held at the YMCA Grounds, Chennai, April 3.
Talking on the sidelines of the launch of a documentary on his cricketing career, 'The Warrior Prince', Ganguly said Kohli is the next big thing to have happened to Indian cricket.
A former International Cricket Council chief on Tuesday accused India of fostering corruption in the sport, saying illegal betting in the country was the root cause of the problem.
Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has said he had been fortunate enough to enjoy a lot of success in twenty over cricket and he hopes that the trend continues in India.
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be a part of the IPL Season 5 opening ceremony on April 3 in Chennai, a day before the Twenty20 event kickstarts.
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was on Sunday discharged from hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy to recover from a rare germ cell cancer in Boston, USA.
The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Zaka Ashraf on Saturday ruled out holding talks with its Indian counterparts over resumption of bilateral ties between the two countries.
Virat Kohli produced a blistering 183 off 148 balls as India notched up their highest run chase ever to register an incredible six-wicket victory over arch rivals Pakistan.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) organisers have tweaked the schedule of the fifth edition of the T20 tournament because of the upcoming Municipal Elections in the Capital in mid-April.
India's Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer to score 100 international centuries during an Asia Cup one-day match against Bangladesh on Friday.
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas feels the ICC should keep a close watch on the fifth Indian Premier League in the wake of the recent reports about spot-fixing in international cricket.
Half-centuries by captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal and a lively spell of bowling from paceman Aizaz Cheema helped Pakistan to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup on Thursday.
Cashing in on the success of the cash-rich Indian Premier League, German automaker Volkswagen is gearing up to launch its IPL edition for its premium hatchback Polo and premium sedan Vento.
Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly has said his side is close to signing Australian skipper Michael Clarke for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir made centuries to set up a 50-run win for India over Sri Lanka in their first match at the Asia Cup.
Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing chemotherapy in Boston for a rare germ cell cancer, is in the last leg of his treatment and is eagerly waiting for it to end in the next four days.
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly found little substance in the report published in a British newspaper that the World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan may have been fixed.
The disastrous tour of Australia notwithstanding, Indian team was capable of bouncing back in the ongoing Asia Cup, feels Selection Committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth.
BCCI will hold a conclave for the captains and coaches of the Ranji Trophy teams on March 22 at a city hotel here to chalk out the future course for domestic cricket.
The curtains may have come down on 'the Wall' but Rahul Dravid could become even more visible on the small screen in the upcoming IPL season as his team Rajasthan Royals looks to cash in on the emotional quotient post his retirement.
Despite their dismal show in the recently-concluded tour of Australia, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels that India would still start as favourites in the Asia Cup.
IPL franchise Pune Warriors has signed Sussex allrounder Luke Wright for the upcoming fifth edition of the domestic T20 league.
Rajasthan Royals have picked England batsman Owais Shah as as a replacement for Shane Warne, who has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Batting great and former skipper Rahul Dravid announced his retirement from international cricket on Friday, saying it was the right time to make way for the next generation of players.
Deccan Chargers have added five cricketers - Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Atchuta Rao, Syed Ahmed Quadri, Veer Pratap Singh, and Sneha Kishore - to their list of players for IPL 5.
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell says Sachin Tendulkar should now introspect whether he is playing cricket for the right reasons.
Sports psychologist Dr Rudi Webster, who worked with World Cup winning West Indies captain Clive Lloyd in the 1970s, would help KKR in the upcoming IPL season 5 beginning on April 4.
Kings XI Punjab on Friday, signed two new players -- middle-order batsman Gurkeerat Singh Mann and medium pacer Parvinder Awana -- for the upcoming fifth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Former captain Sourav Ganguly has backed the Indian selectors' decision to include an out-of form Sachin Tendulkar in the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup.
The BCCI's marketing committee headed by Dr Farooq Abdullah will meet on March 7 to decide on floating tenders for finding a new broadcast partner for international and domestic cricket ties hosted by it.
Mumbai Indians on Thursday announced a special offer for their fans, which will give them a chance to reserve the 'best view seats' for all their home matches in the fifth edition of IPL.
Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels the appointment of Virat Kohli as India's vice-captain for the Asia Cup will "hurt" senior players such as Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.
Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday signed up four domestic players, including two from Bengal, for the upcoming IPL season five, starting on April 4.
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has completed the second cycle of chemotherapy, continuing his recovery from a rare germ cell cancer in Boston (United States).
Elevated to the position of vice-captain of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming Asia Cup in Dhaka, Virat Kohli is excited about his new role, informed his coach Raj Kumar Sharma.
India selectors have rested opening batsman Virender Sehwag and pace duo Zaheer Khan and Umesh Yadav for next month's Asia Cup ODIs in Bangladesh.
With India suffering two back-to-back Test series defeats abroad, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly today said Mahendra Singh Dhoni should perform better if he has to retain his Test captaincy.
Recovering from a malignant tumour between his lungs in the United States, star India cricketer Yuvraj Singh was paid a "surprise" visit by former skipper Anil Kumble.
Paceman Ashok Dinda and Australian all-rounder James Hopes will play for Pune Warriors in the fifth edition of the coming Indian Premier League as the players have been transferred from Delhi Daredevils.
Mumbai Indians on Monday signed up Twenty20 sensation Richard Levi as a replacement of former Australian batsman Andrew Symonds for the fifth edition of Indian Premier League in April.
Cricket Australia, the Government of New South Wales and the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust felicitated India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar with an honorary life membership of the SCG.
"All powerful teams go through a period of transition," said BCCI President N. Srinivasan on the future of Indian cricket team, but gave no indication as to when the phaseout of seniors will happen.
Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Pune Warriors have signed on West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels in a two-year deal.
A British passport helped Azhar Mahmood get into the IPL this year and now the former Pakistani all-rounder is keen to see that the players from his native land are not denied the chance to play in the T20 league for long.
The Sahara Pune Warriors in all likelihood will have to settle with existing rule of having four overseas cricketers in their playing XI instead of their demand of an additional foreign player for IPL 5.
Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Thursday slammed suggestions in the media and views of another former captain Kapil Dev that Sachin Tendulkar should quit one-day cricket.
PlayUp, a social network application for sports fans, on Thursday announced the launch of Cricket Empires, which will have expert inputs from Australian legend Steve Waugh and Indian cricket star Rohit Sharma.
The IPL GC ratified all the issues agreed upon with the Sahara Group, one of which related to the Pune franchise's request for fielding a fifth foreign player in IPL 5.
With the Indian team struggling in the triangular one-day series in Australia, the national selectors will have their task cut out when they meet on March 1 here to pick the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup.
Discarded India cricketer Yusuf Pathan on Monday expressed optimism that he would be able to make a comeback into the national squad like his brother Irfan, who is presently playing in the triangular ODI series in Australia.
Indiaâs former cricket captain Kapil Dev feels Sachin Tendulkar should retire from oneâdayers, saying the champion batsmanâs time is finally up after over two decades at the international level.
Mumbai Indians added five cricketers - Apoorva Wankhede, Sujit Nayak, Rahul Shukla, Kuldeep Yadav and Sushant Marathe - to their list of players for the fifth season of Indian Premier League, commencing on April 4.
SA opener Richard Levi, who scored the fastest century in the history of T20 Internationals during his knock 117 off 51 balls against New Zealand, has made the IPL franchise owners sit up and take notice after being ignored at the auction in Bangalore earlier this month.
Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar is likely to go for a precautionary MRI scan on Monday after he was hit on his head by a sharply lifting delivery from Brett Lee while batting in the tri-series match against Australia in Brisbane.
English batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has been transferred to Delhi Daredevils for the fifth edition of the IPL, on Thursday said he was delighted to make a comeback to the cash-rich tournament and hoped that his new franchisee would regain its lost consistency in the upcoming season.
Outgoing bowling coach Eric Simmons believes fast bowler Ishant Sharma is âready for one-day cricketâ and should have been a part of the Indian squad in the ongoing Commonwealth Bank triâseries in Australia.
Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy, who on Thursday reached a compromise with the Indian Cricket Board to pave the way for Pune Warriors' participation in the IPL, demanded an open auction without any player retention to make the cash-rich Twenty20 league more entertaining.
Business conglomerate Sahara Group on Thursday returned as the main sponsor of the world's richest cricket body, reversing its earlier decision to end all commercial ties with the Indian cricket board (BCCI).
India's World Cup star Yuvraj Singh has revealed on his Twitter account that the cancerous tumour in his lungs is receding.
Pakistan allrounder Sohail Tanvir said that the Bangladesh Premier League is not in the same class as the Indian Premier League.
Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday that talks are going on between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Sahara India in a cordial manner and hoped a positive outcome by this week.
The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will take a call on how to go about with the tournament in case the Sahara Pune Warriors decide to opt out of it, BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said on Tuesday.
A day after Shashank Manohar, who played a key role in bringing Sahara into the IPL fold in 2010 was asked to mediate the BCCI-Sahara talks, a senior BCCI official has categorically denied any further discussions with the corporate group.
Former Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as the new coach of Kolkata Knight Riders for Indian Premier Leagueâs fifth season. At a media briefing to announce the new coach, KKR also unveiled the teamâs new colours and new logo.
Former Australian first-class pacer Joe Dawes will take over as the Indian cricket team's bowling coach after Eric Simons' tenure comes to an end at the completion of the ongoing tour of Australia.
ESPN Star Sports was on Thursday named the official broadcaster of the upcoming Twenty20 league Bangladesh Premier League for a period of three years. ESPN Star Sports will telecast the tournament across Asia, along with Channel 9, which will broadcast it domestically in Bangladesh, starting in 2012 running through to 2014, Indiantelevision.com reported.
Bangladesh's inaugural Twenty20 league opened on a sour note on Thursday when a leading player revealed he had received a spot-fixing proposition.
The Premier League Soccer (PLS) might have taken a leaf out of the IPL but the hugely successful money-spinning T20 cricket event would be no match for the upcoming football tournament, boasting a galaxy of World Cuppers, organisers claimed on Monday.
Delhi Daredevils are happy with their new acquisitions - Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene and young all-rounders Andre Russell (West Indies) and Doug Bracewell (New Zealand) - at the Indian Premier League players' auction on Saturday.
Sahara Group chief Subroto Roy on Saturday defended the decision to snap ties with the BCCI but wants to ensure that the players of his IPL team do not suffer and get to play in the fifth edition of the Twenty20 league.
Roy said he is willing to negotitiate with the BCCI to find a way out for his players' participation.
Dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum was the first to be auctioned as he was bought for $900,000 by Kolkata Knight Riders followed by the Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was clinched by Chennai Super Kings for whopping $2 million in the tie-breaker of IPL 5 auction in Bangalore on Saturday.
England captain Andrew Strauss disagreed the lucrative Indian league was a distraction for his team which faces a 3-0 defeat against Pakistan in the third and final Test starting from Friday.
England spinner Graeme Swann and Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene head a star cast of cricketers who will be auctioned on Saturday to join the Indian Premier League.
Miffed with reports that its senior players were contemplating retirement after failing in the Test series loss to Australia, the Indian team management on Saturday rejected the speculation as "baseless" and refused to answer queries on the matter.
The flopshow of India's senior batsmen in the Test series loss to Australia notwithstanding, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday refused to say anything on their future, insisting that decisions would not be taken in haste.
Pace-bowling legend Wasim Akram is exasperated with the way British press has been harping about the bowling action of Pakistan's off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and termed as "stale" the pressure tactics of the home media.
South African Graham Ford has been named Sri Lanka's new coach in a series of changes aimed at improving the standard of the national cricket team, the government information department said on Tuesday.
Dean Jones believes India need to take some tough decisions if they are to resurrect their floundering Test status
Former India skipper Kapil Dev has lambasted Indiaâs performance against Australia Down Under.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has asked critics to stop doubting the bowling action of Saeed Ajmal, insisting that the star off-spinner is a "very good bowler and has certain variations in his bowling."
England captain Andrew Strauss has refused to press the panic button in the wake of the emphatic 10-wicket defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the first Test match in Dubai.
David Warner feels coach Micky Arthurâs advice has helped him become a better batsman
Michael Hussey believes he is in good form despite not coming up with big scores in his past few innings
Sourav Ganguly believes that Ishant Sharma should not play if he is not 100% fit
Adam Gilchrist believes that India have a great opportunity to register their first ever Test series victory Down Under
Sourav Ganguly believes that Harbhajan Singh will make a comeback sooner than later
Brain Lara believes Darren Bravo will have to play with more maturity from now onwards
Sourav Ganguly expressed his disappointment at Sachin Tendulkar missing out on his 100th international ton
Harbhajan Singh believes that he still has another 5-6 years of cricket left in him.
Pat Cummins has revealed he injured his heel during his Man-of-the-Match performance in the second Test
Australian duo of Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson are doubtful starters for the 1st Test against New Zealand
Misbah-ul Haq hopes that his country and India could soon resume cricketing ties
Shahid Afridi believes that he has put all off-field problems behind him
Tillakaratne Dilshan is yet to decide if he wants to be named Sri Lanka's permanent captain
VVS Laxman reveals that it's his dream to win a Test series in Australia
The CEAT awards gave an opportunity for cricketâs finest performers in the last year to be honoured
South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has commended his sideâs fightback in the second Test against South Africa
Rohit Sharma expressed his delight after being recalled to the Indian squad for the final Test against the West Indies
Graeme Pollock believes that swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag should be left on his own
Michael Clarke reveals that the scars of the painful loss against South Africa in the first Test have healed
Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori feels he does not miss captaining the Kiwis
Rahul Dravid believes team India coach Duncan Fletcher's tips have helped him in his batting
South African Police on Sunday confirmed that iconic cricket writer Peter Roebuck had committed suicide on Saturday night in his hotel.
Captain Frederik van Wyk, spokesman for the South African Police in the Western Cape province, subsequently confirmed that a British citizen had been found in his room having committed suicide.
Kapil Dev believes that the MS Dhoni-led side is the best team in the history of Indian cricket
Pakistan are willing to tour India next year to break an impasse over the restoration of bilateral cricket ties
Zaheer Khan believes the emergence of youngsters like Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron bodes well for Indian cricket
England pacer Jade Dernbach believes the experience of playing in India has made him a better cricketer
Australian spin legend Shane Warne to play for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League Twenty20 tournament
Darren Sammy praised his bowlers for bundling out a strong Indian batting line-up for a meagre totaL
Ottis Gibson believes leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo will cause problems to Indian batsmen
Brett Lee was worried if any franchise would be interested in signing him during the inaugural IPL auction
Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd believes the future of cricket in the region is looking rosy
Adrian Barath is included in the West Indiesâ squad for the upcoming three-Test series in India
Young West Indies batsman Darren Bravo believes that attack is the best form of defence
Tim Bresnan believes that it has been a terrific year for England despite the series whitewash against India
Virender Sehwag believes the only way to avoid injuries to pacers is by giving them regular breaks
Rookie pacer Varun Aaron is feeling great after being selected in the Indian Test squad
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Misbah-ul Haq call for the use of DRS in all international cricket
Former England captain Paul Collingwood is impressed with the current Indian side under MSD
Australia captain Michael Clarke denied that he had any role to play in axing Simon Katich
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has called the Eden Gardens wicket as 'strange looking'
Krishnamachari Srikkanth believes that the Ind squad for the 1st Test vs WI has been chosen with an eye on the future
Robin Uthappa is keen to open the batting in the T20I against England in Kolkata
Shane Warne is set to decide on Monday whether he'll play in the Big Bash Twenty20 tournament
Former skipper Michael Vaughan is concerned by England's form away from home
Chris Gayle has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of playing mind games
England coach Andy Flower believes the 5-0 series whitewash was a huge setback for his side
Brett Lee feels current fielding coach Steve Rixon can become Australia coach
Michael Bevan feels India skipper MS Dhoni is amongst the best finishers in ODIs
Mark Taylor feels star all-rounder Shane Watson should remain a Test opener
Jonty Rhodes believes that the quality of fielding in India has improved a lot over the years
India captain MS Dhoni wants his team to perform to the maximum in the fifth and final ODI in Kolkata
Alastair Cook bemoans his side's failure to execute plans in the ongoing ODI series against India
Wasim Akram believes Yusuf Pathan has enough talent to be a part of the current India setup
Dilip Vengsarkar feels the English bowlers don't look threatening in Indian conditions
Yuvraj takes a dig at England; tells them to be careful about what they say
England coach Andy Flower is proud of how his conduct themselves in international cricket
England pacer Tim Bresnan was found to have shown dissent at an umpire's decision in the 3rd ODI
Injured pacer Umesh Yadav has been replaced by Abhimanyu Mithun for the remaining two ODIs against England
MS Dhoni says India are not looking to exact revenge in the ongoing ODI series against England
England skipper Alastair Cook believes his side's poor fielding was the main reason for the series loss
Shane Warne believes Darren Lehmann is the best choice to replace Tim Nielsen as Australia's coach
Sourav Ganguly is not surprised by Indiaâs domineering form against England in the ongoing ODI series
Former South Africa batsman Jonty Rhodes believes that Indian cricketers donât get enough time to recover
Former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis hopes that international cricket in his native land resumes soon
Pacer Steven Finn feels that England have it in them to turn things around quickly
Jonty Rhodes believes that MS Dhoni's captaincy has played a huge role in India's success
Vinay Kumar believes that the ICC's new rule of using two new balls in ODIs is helping pacers
Former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan believes that Test cricket is not financially viable
England spinner Samit Patel wants to âget the Indians out of their comfort zoneâ by resorting to sledging
Jonty Rhodes believes that Virat Kohli has enough talent to match the feats of Sachin Tendulkar to some extent
Ace Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh reveals that he is recovering well from his finger injury
MS Dhoni reveals that it was then coach Gary Kirsten's idea to promote him in the WC final against Sri Lanka
Alistair Campbell has stepped down from his position as chairman of selectors of the Zimbabwe cricket board
Team India skipper MS Dhoni is impressed with the performances of the youngsters against England
Despite losing the first two ODIs against India, Alastair Cook believes that his side can make a comeback
Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram believes that cricket in his homeland required a change of guard
Indian cricketers to be exempt from some WADA rules in the revised National Sports Development Bill
Ravi Rampaul expressed his joy after the West Indies defeated Bangladesh in the 2nd ODI
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has warned against reading too much into Sri Lanka's 11-Test win-less streak
Virat Kohli hopes to make the most of India's spin options in the second ODI vs England
Lalit Modi has been officially recognised as one of the world's leading sports innovators at a prestigious International Sports Management Awards evening in London
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is expecting South Africa to fightback in the 2nd T20I in Johannesburg
England captain Alastair Cook admitted that England were outplayed in all departments by India in the 1st ODI
Indian skipper MS Dhoni is not looking for revenge against England, but is simply looking to win games
West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons is delighted after he scored his first ODI century
New Zealand pacer Tim Southee will miss the one-off Test against Zimbabwe after failing to recover from a knee injury
Rahul Dravid believes that India can beat England in the ODI series despite all the major absentees
India skipper MS Dhoni expects his new crop of bowlers to perform against England in the ODI series
Mitchell Marsh has been roped in as a replacement for Brett Lee in Australia's ODI squad
Virender Sehwag has backed teammate Harbhajan Singh to find form and cement his place in the Indian side soon
England batsman Jonathan Trott expects a keenly contested series against India
Jonty Rhodes feels that fielding needs to be made fun for youngsters to learn willingly
Morne Morkel has challenged the in-form David Warner to switch-hit him during the SA vs Aus T20I
Darren Sammy hopes for his side to fightback after suffering a defeat in the T20I against Bangladesh
Harbhajan Singh said he was more surprised than hurt about being dropped for the first two ODIs against England
Zaka Ashraf replaced the outgoing Ijaz Butt as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board
England batsman Jonny Bairstow is not getting carried away after winning two practice matches
The controversial DRS is no longer mandatory according to the International Cricket Council
West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels is hoping to make a telling impact with the bat during their tour to Bangladesh
Suresh Raina believes India have the talent and passion to become the No.1 Test team in the world once again
Ricky Ponting is willing to drop down the Test batting order to accommodate Shaun Marsh at No 3.
Craig Kieswetter believes that his experience of playing in CLT20 2011 will help him during the India series
England off-spinner Graeme Swann believes Kevin Pietersen was never the right man to be named England skipper
Australia batsman Michael Hussey has been given a week off from domestic competition
India outcast Yusuf Pathan is hoping to make a comeback into the national side
RCB skipper Daniel Vettori said Mumbai's superior bowling effort was the difference between the two sides
Lasith Malinga expressed his delight after helping the Mumbai Indians to claim their first piece of silverware
Mumbai Indians stand-in skipper Harbhajan Singh believes it was a great achievement to win CLT20 2011
England star Kevin Pietersen has already set his sights on playing in the 2015 World Cup
RCB ace Virat Kohli revealed his satisfaction after chasing down NSW's mammoth total
MI skipper Harbhajan Singh wants his side to play against Somerset without any pressure
Somerset skipper Alfonso Thomas believes his side can match Mumbai in the CLT20 semi-final
Former India coach Gary Kirsten believes India can bounce back after their disappointing tour of England
England pacer Tim Bresnan eyes a disciplined bowling performance from his side
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones is in contention to be the coach of the Pakistan cricket team
England all-rounder Samit Patel is confident that his fitness concerns are well behind him
MI bowling coach believes his side is more experienced on playing on the slow Chennai pitch than Somerset
RCB batsman Virat Kohli, says his team's last-gasp win over the Redbacks was the most exciting T20 match he has ever played
CSK coach Stephen Fleming blamed fatigue and the inability to adapt for his side's CLT20 exit
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni believes his side's exit from CLT20 can turn out to be a blessing in disguise
Cape Cobras skipper Justin Kemp blames his side's weak bowling effort for their CLT20 elimination
T&T star Kevon Cooper said it was âa dream come trueâ for him after his heroics kept his team's semis hopes alive
Australia captain Michael Clarke, says all-rounder Shane Watson will open the innings in South Africa
Injured India pacer Zaheer Khan is hoping to be fit in time for India's tour of Australia
PCB have appointed Mohsin Khan as the interim coach of the Pakistan cricket team
RCB opener Chris Gayle seeks semis qualification with a big win in their last league match
Cape Cobras wicketkeeper Dane Vilas believes his team is confident of seeing off the Caribbean side's spin attack
Alastair Cook is adamant that Kevin Pietersen will play a huge role in England's quest to claim the 2015 World Cup
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has heaped praise on Trinidad and Tobago's Kevon Cooper
Mumbai Indians all-rounder James Franklin, says the M. A. Chidambaram pitch is difficult to bat on
CSK coach Stephen Fleming wants his team to win their last two group matches to book a spot in the semis
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir is hoping that the remaining group game results go in their favour
CSK fast bowler Doug Bollinger accepts that the team's misfiring middle-order is a concern
KKR captain Gautam Gambhir wants his side to maintain the same intensity with which they beat RCB
South Africa ODI captain AB de Villiers is set to undergo surgery on a broken finger
CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo credited MS Dhoni for his match-winning unbeaten knock of 46
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni is encouraged by his bowlers' performance
NSW skipper Simon Katich believes that it was a risk to bowl a spinner in the Super Over against T&T
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir believes his side have played well in patches during the CLT20
Chennai coach Stephen Fleming is confident that his side can get back to winning ways against the Cape Cobras
Vernon Philander believes that the partisan Chennai fans wonât make much of a difference when they play CSK
Mumbai Indians' Davy Jacobs has been ruled out of the CLT20 because of a hip injury
Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh reveals that his team didn't deserve to beat Trinidad and Tobago
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir is eager to get back back to winning ways in the CLT20
Somerset captain Alfonso Thomas believes that his team can go all the way and win the coveted trophy
Suresh Raina believes CSK should have bowled better to close out the game against the Mumbai Indians
After his match-winning innings against NSW, Herchelle Gibbs wants to play for SA in the World T20 Championship
Graeme Swann has backed Ravi Bopara to evolve into a fine all-rounder after Bopara took 4/10 vs the West Indies
Ajinkya Rahane is not looking too far ahead, but is hoping to represent India in Tests soon
Warriors skipper Johan Botha is content after they defeated RCB by three wickets in the CLT20 opener
Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh excited to lead the side in the absence of Sachin Tendulkar
Ishant Sharma is confident that he wonât require surgery to recover from an ankle injury
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon is keen to shine for the Redbacks in the Champions League Twenty20
NSW Blues batsman Phil Hughes is confident that he can successfully shift gears from Tests to the T20 format
Mumbai Indians pacer Lasith Malinga believes its important to take wickets even in T20s
Andrew Symonds replaces the injured Sachin Tendulkar in the MI squad for CLT20
KKR skipper Jacques Kallis has urged his team to raise their game
CSK wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha wants to make the most of the home advantage in the CLT20
Former Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan feels India will soon bounce back to the number one position
Selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth believes that India have the talent to regain their No.1 spot
T&T captain Darren Ganga believes in his players' ability and is confident after qualifying for the main tournament
Chennai Super Kings pacer Tim Southee has been ruled out of the CLT20 due to a knee injury
Laxmipathy Balaji says skipper Gautam Gambhir is as good as MS Dhoni when it comes to leading the side
KKR skipper Jacques Kallis hopes that his side learn from the mistakes they made against the Aces
Cape Cobras coach Richard Pybus and skipper Justin Kemp are confident of competing with the best in CLT20
CSK coach Stephen Fleming is confident of retaining their Champions League Twenty20 crown
Andy Flower revealed that ace middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen will play in the ODIs against India
The Pakistan Cricket Board are seeking a meeting with the BCCI to discuss the revival of Ind-Pak cricket
Indian skipper MS Dhoni expressed his concern about the various injuries suffered by the team
England skipper Alastair Cook is eager to test his side once again when they take on India next month
Indiaâs injury crisis continues as pacer Munaf Patel suffered a suspected ankle injury in the 5th ODI
WI skipper Darren Sammy believes that victory against England will help set the tone for a strong overseas campaign
Shane Warne is set to come out of retirement and play in the revamped Twenty20 Big Bash
Ravichandran Ashwin feels that every young cricketer should follow in the footsteps of Rahul Dravid
Wasim Akram believes that India wasted Varun Aaron's talent by not playing him against England
Yusuf Pathan hopes for a good show in CLT20 in order to make a comeback into the Indian side
Dav Whatmore is confident that KKR will pull up their socks in the absence of Gautam Gambhir
Sourav Ganguly believes that a captain is only as good as his team and that India must learn to live without Zaheer Khan
KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir will give the Champions League T20 qualifiers a miss due to fitness concerns
Eoin Morgan, Tim Bresnan and Chris Tremlett have all been rewarded by being awarded central contracts by the ECB
India batsman Rohit Sharma is adamant that India have a potent bench strength worthy of filling in when required
England batsman Jonathan Trott was named ICC cricketer of the year for his achievements during 2011
MS Dhoni named as the skipper of the ICC ODI Team of the Year
Alastair Cook is unsure about the severity of Stuart Broad's tricep injury
MS Dhoni refused to blame the weather for India's failure to win yet another match in England
England ODI captain Alastair Cook was appreciative of Ravi Bopara's efforts in the 4th ODI
PCB decide against using DRS in the Test series against Sri Lanka and England
Former India all-rounder Robin Singh believes that the Indian team touring England lacked preparation
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's performance garners praise from skipper MS Dhoni
England skipper Alastair Cook is pleased that his side handled the pressure well in the 3rd ODI against India
Graeme Swann believes that England will have to beat India not only in the ODI series at home but away as well
Durban-based franchise the Dolphins have signed Chris Gayle for the South African domestic Twenty20 competition
Ravi Bopara wants to score big against India in the remaining 3 ODIs to cement a place in the England XI
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has announced that he is fit and raring to play cricket after recovering at the NCA
Tainted Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif says he has been watching James Anderson's performance against India very closely
Kapil Dev doesn't foresee Zaheer Khan spearheading the team's attack for a very long time
Pink-coloured ball will be used for the first time in County Championship cricket on trial basis
Ranatunga believes Sri Lankan cricket will be in doldrums once players such as Jayawardene, Sangakkara & Dilshan retire
A downbeat MS Dhoni bemoans the teamâs failure to make their chances count
A chronic shoulder injury forces Eoin Morgan to miss the remainder of the ODI series against India
Batsman Ian Bell is hoping to cement a top four spot in England's batting line-up
Shakib Al Hasan has been sacked as the captain of the Bangladesh cricket team
KKR captain Gautam Gambhir will take a call on his CLT20 participation latest by next Sunday
Stuart Broad says that the Indian batsmen should be prepared to face the short-pitched delivery
The International Cricket Council acknowledge that "minute number of errors" in DRS have been detected
Michael Vaughan believes that England can win the 2015 World Cup because of their group strength
James Anderson is considering playing in the IPL to prove his credentials in the T20 format
Graeme Swann is set to recover from a stomach bug to play his part in the second ODI against India
Sachin Tendulkar was forced to miss the first ODI against England due to a toe injury
Off-spinner Graeme Swann believes England can become the number one team in ODIs aswell
Wasim Akram backs India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to shine in the ODI series against England
Rameez Raja believes it will not be easy for the Pakistan Cricket Board to replace outgoing coach Waqar Younis
Nasser Hussain backs India coach Duncan Fletcher to help India bounce back from their current slump
Graeme Swann feels the five-match ODI series against India will serve as the perfect test for England
Shane Warne said he might consider playing in the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 Big Bash
Stuart Broad felt that taking wickets consistently was the key to England's six-wicket win over India
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja replaces the injured Gautam Gambhir in the Indian ODI squad
Gautam Gambhir failed to recover from a concussion and has been ruled out of the ODI series against England
MS Dhoni admits that his players have been overworked and they deserve rest
Tim Bresnan is hoping that England can find their form and dominate the Indians in the ODI series as well
Ishant Sharma delays ankle surgery to ensure he plays in the crucial Australia series at the end of this year
Graham Gooch hopes that Englandâs current crop can stay at the top of world cricket for a long time
The West Indies Playersâ Association has sued the West Indies Cricket Board for US$ 20 million
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee knows how difficult the conditions can be in England
Sachin Tendulkar is the sole Indian to make the cut in the ICC's Test Team of 2011
Stuart Broad feels England can dominate world cricket just like English Premier League champions, Manchester United
Kepler Wessels feels Duncan Fletcher will have a tough time negotiating with India's superstar players
Kiran More lashes out at the National Cricket Academy for its lackadaisical approach
Ajit Wadekar slammed the Indian cricket team for not being prepared for the crucial England tour
Waqar Younis warns his squad against complacency ahead of their Zimbabwean sojourn
Arjuna Ranatunga blames the BCCI for India's 4-0 whitewash at the hands of England in the Test series
After helping England become the No.1 Test side in the world, Stuart Broad targets the World Test Championship
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is confident of proving the critics wrong
Stuart Broad credits his county stint with Nottinghamshire for his excellent show in the Test series
Sir Ian Botham believes that England can clinch the ODI series against India aswell
Daren Sammy has been retained as the skipper of the West Indies team for their T20 doubleheader against England
Wasim Akram feels MS Dhoni failed to inspire India in the Tests but backs him to bounce back in the ODIs
England coach Andy Flower feels India's poor performance should not diminish his team's achievements
Gautam Gambhir undergoes an MRI scan in London to ascertain the extent of his head injury
Ian Botham backs England to remain at the top for at least another five years
England pacer Stuart Broad credits extensive planning for their series whitewash over India
England coach Andy Flower compared England's whitewash of India to their home Ashes triumph
Nasser Hussain is impressed with Rahul Dravid's ability to score even in adverse conditions
Misbah-ul Haq revealed that Waqar Younis' resignation came as a surprise to him
Former captain Shahid Afridi has once again expressed his desire to play for Pakistan
Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal wants a foreign coach to replace Waqar Younis
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis resigned, citing personal reasons
Gary Kirsten is a bit surprised and sad after watching India's abject capitulation in England
The Indian team's security has been increased after the team expressed apprehension about their safety in England
Sourav Ganguly feels justice was done after Greg Chappell was sacked as Australia's national talent manager
Former Pakistan Test captain Mushtaq Mohammad has blamed the BCCI for the debacle of the Indian team in England
The England Wales Cricket has threatened to stop its county teams from competing in this year's CLT20
India's newest pace sensation Varun Aaron willing to wait for a chance to represent his nation
Andrew Flintoff has criticised Indiaâs fitness levels during the current series against England
Zaheer Khan undergoes ankle surgery on Monday and is believed to be recovering well
Coach Tim Nielsen has suggested that Australia are unlikely to change their starting XI for the 4th ODI against SL
Former Test batsman Ijaz Ahmed has been appointed as assistant coach of Pakistan
The Pakistan Cricket Board wanted Younis Khan to captain Pakistan's ODI team after Shahid Afridi's retirement
Sourav Ganguly lashes out at Indian coach Duncan Fletcher for his remarks on the swinging conditions in England
Motivational speaker Mike Horn has offered his services to the Indian cricket team
Cricket Australia to experiment by playing twilight matches in the Sheffield Shield
Kapil Dev criticises the Indian team's seniors for not assisting the youngsters during the England tour
Security concerns in Kolkata force BCCI to change the schedule of the upcoming CLT20 tournament
Off-spinner Graeme Swann has lauded the leadership ability of England captain Andrew Strauss
Greg Blewett feels Australia should be wary of arch-rivals England's ascendancy to the top spot in Test cricket
David Lloyd feels MS Dhoni's tired wicketkeeping typifies the character of the Indian team
Shane Watson is not content with scoring half-centuries and wants to produce some big scores against Sri Lanka
Cricket Australia's former chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns wants the contract system to be review
Michael Vaughan feels Ravi Bopara should stop idolising Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar
Misbah-ul-Haq feels his nomination for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award is the perfect answer to all his critics
Rudra Pratap Singh hasn't joined up with the Indian Test squad in England due to visa delays
Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait joins the Dolphins for the 2011-2012 Twenty20 season
India have been grouped with West Indies, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea for the preliminary stage of the ICC Under-19 World Cup
Zaheer Khan has been nominated in as many as three categories for this year's ICC Awards
Former England skipper Nasser Hussain heaps praise on Sachin Tendulkar's ability to focus on his cricket
England fast bowler Chris Tremlett has been ruled out of the 3rd Test due to a back injury
VVS Laxman lashes out at former England skipper Michael Vaughan for starting the Vaseline controversy
Michael Kasprowicz replaced Matthew Hayden on Tuesday as Queensland's director on the Cricket Australia board.
Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram wants RP Singh to be selected ahead of Sreesanth for the 3rd Test
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels India can fight back in the series despite Zaheer Khan's absence
RP Singh's coach Deepak Sharma feels the left-armer has all the attributes to succeed in England
Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels Sachin Tendulkar will score his 100th ton in the fourth Test
Australia's T20 skipper Cameron White believes that beating Sri Lanka could restore their lost reputation
Sri Lankan coach Rumesh Ratnayake has expressed his concerns about the dwindling number of pacers in the country
England opener Alastair Cook is confident of finding form during the 3rd Test at Edgbaston
England spinner Graeme Swann believes that reaching the top spot in Tests will just be the beginning
Anil Kumble feels India can bounce back if they regain their hunger to win
Former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Mohammad emphasises the importance of having a leg-spinner in the side
Virat Kohli and Pragyan Ojha have been named as replacements for Yuraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that MS Dhoni needs to perform better
Parliamentary panel alleges that four IPL franchises routed investment from abroad without due approval
Shahid Afridi has urged President Asif Zardari to step in to prevent the game from becoming a "joke" in the country
Hot Spot inventor Warren Brennan, says infra-red technology was not 100 per cent accurate
The International Cricket Council will conduct a training course for umpires in Sri Lanka
Nasser Hussain believes England will be the No.1 Test side in the world post the India series
Michael Vaughan believes that Ian Bell knew he had "messed up" during his controversial run out
Former England captain Nasser Hussain said Ian Bell was rather fortunate to have been given a reprieve
David Warner will lead the Sydney Thunder in the Twenty20 Big Bash League
Cricket Australia looking to attract Indian investors for the Twenty20 Big Bash League
India captain MS Dhoni is amongst five cricketers shortlisted for the ICC People's Choice Awards
Chris Tremlett could miss the 2nd Test after suffering from a stiff back and a tight hamstring
Shoaib Akhtar and Shane Warne to play in an invitational T20 event in Singapore
Wasim Akram wants Amit Mishra to replace Harbhajan Singh as the lone spinner in the Indian side for the second Test
Sir Ian Botham believes that England are well on their way to becoming the number one Test side in the world
England coach Andy Flower believes no TV reviews for lbws could hurt England's chances of becoming the no.1 Test side
Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden comes out of retirement to play for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash
Former England captain Nasser Hussain termed India's performance so far as ragged
Rahul Dravid feels that Indian fast bowlers' fitness is the key to success in England
England coach Andy Flower is impressed with the way Alastair Cook handled the pressure against Sri Lanka
India's bowling coach Eric Simmons feels Ishant Sharma can be a handful to face in English conditions
Sydney Thunder sign 24-year-old Aussie batsman Usman Khawaja for the Twenty20 Big Bash League
SLC reveals that the SLPL was scrapped because Indian players were not allowed to participate
PCB chief Ijazz Butt, says World Cup captain Shahid Afridi will not lead Pakistan in future.
Tasmanian franchise Hobart Hurricanes sign Ricky Ponting for the Twenty20 Big Bash League
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq backs the use of technology in international cricket
Yuvraj Singh reaffirms his desire to cement a place in the Indian Test team
The ICC's Pakistan Task Team recommends India and Pakistan resume cricketing ties
Team manager Intikhab Alam reveals that Pakistan's players are to be blamed for the team's infighting
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq says it's âmental tortureâ to play for Pakistan
Australian T20 franchise Perth Scorchers rope in Paul Collingwood for the Big Bash
Former Windies pacer Courtney Walsh has been appointed as the manager of the Windies U19 team
Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh all make it for the England tour
Sri Lanka Sports Minister sets up a four-member interim SLC committee to run affairs till July 2012
Discarded opening batsman Chris Gayle blames the WICB for their long-standing feud
Kerala pacer declares himself fit for the forthcoming England series
The Perth Scorchers rope in attacking South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs for the Big Bash
Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage dissolves Sri Lanka Cricket
India opener Gautam Gambhir declares himself fit for the England series
Cricket's governing body bans political involvement in cricket boards
Sydney Thunder beat the Perth Scorchers to the signing of West Indian opener Chris Gayle
India is set to host Pakistan in March-April 2012 according to the ICC's FTP
Daryl Harper withdraws from officiating in the 3rd Ind vs WI Test; calling time on his umpiring career one match earlier
England are set to play Pakistan in Test, ODI and T20 fixtures in the United Arab Emirates
Australia's premier domestic T20 competition the Big Bash will have a salary cap of $1 million USD
Somerset Entertainment Ventures deny having anything to do with Lalit Modi
Ireland coach Phil Simmons wants the team to prove to the ICC that they belong at the top level
Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has accused the BCCI of playing politics with Pakistan
The Pakistan Cricket Board is mulling over organising a domestic T20 league in the country
Sunil Gavaskar slams the ICC's decision to do away with runners in ODIs
Cricket Australia appoint Steve Rixon as the fielding coach of the national team
Non-Test playing nations still have a shot at competing in the 2015 Cricket World Cup
ICC chief executives' committee agree to make a modified version of the DRS mandatory in all international matches
Newly-appointed Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor is confident that his side can make a comeback into Test cricket
2015 World Cup in Australia is likely to force the Ashes series to be played back-to-back in 2013
FICA Chief Executive Tim May is surprised at BCCI's stance of not allowing Indian players to play in SLPL
Pakistan Cricket Board to support the use of Decision Review System during ICC's annual conference
Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori will take a break from limited overs cricket to help prolong his Test career
Injured opener Virender Sehwag is hoping to recover in time for India's tour of England
India's World Cup star Yuvraj Singh aims to improve his performances in Test cricket
Kiwi captain Ross Taylor is looking forward to playing host to Zimbabwe and South Africa early next year
Kiwi all-rounder Scott Styris announced his retirement from international cricket, ending a 12-year career
India skipper MS Dhoni is not pleased with the level of umpiring in the first Test against the West Indies
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has called on cricket-playing nations to outvote India on the DRS issue
Indian squad for the England tour is likely to be selected on 2nd June in Chennai
Rahul Dravid revealed it was physically tough for him during his 112-run knock in the first Test against the West Indies
Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh quashed rumours that he refused to play under the captaincy of Suresh Raina
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi expressed his desire to make a comeback to the international game
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson slams Sabina Park wicket by saying that it favours India
Wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum has pledged support to New Zealand captain Ross Taylor
Amit Mishra was fined 10% of his match fees for showing dissent towards the umpire in the first Test against the WI
The United Arab Emirates will host Pakistan's 'home' series against Sri Lanka and England
Ross Taylor has been appointed New Zealand skipper, succeeding Daniel Vettori who stepped down after the World Cup
Former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh believes Sachin Tendulkar is still the best Indian batsman
24-year-old India batsman Suresh Raina feels he is now confident of facing short deliveries
Fiery Indian pacer Sreesanth is confident of recovering in time for the England series.
Former India coach Gary Kirsten is in favour of DRS being used in international cricket.
India's stand-in skipper Suresh Raina believes that this is the best fielding side he has been a part of.
Indian skipper Suresh Raina has blamed the lack of application by the batsmen for their 103-run defeat to West Indies.
Coach Duncan Fletcher is confident that India has the talent to dominate world cricket for the next five to 10 years
Sri Lanka skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan is likely to miss the final Test against England due to a thumb injury. Kumar Sangakkara in line to lead the side
Abhimanyu Mithun and Praveen Kumar replace injured duo Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth for the Test series against the Windies
Indian board says no to the controversial umpire decision review system being in place during the England series
Muttiah Muralitharan wants SL youngsters to make the grade in international cricket after his retirement
West Indies replace Dwayne Bravo and Ravi Rampaul with Danza Hyatt and Kemar Roach; Gayle still left out
After guiding India to victory in the 2nd ODI, Virat Kohli reveals how youngsters in the side want to handle pressure
Virat Kohli's 81 ensured that India maintained their winning run in the Caribbean
ICC reprimands England wicketkeeper Matt Prior for breaking a window in the dressing room at Lord's
In the absence of various senior top-order batsmen, VVS Laxman wants the opportunity to bat up the order
West Indian middle-order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan admits that the team miss the services of Chris Gayle
Rohit Sharma's well-made 68* guides India to a four-wicket win over the West Indies in the 1st ODI
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi refused to appear before the disciplinary committee of the PCB
Discarded opener Chris Gayle is named Cricketer of the Year by his fellow team-mates
The ICC has cleared West Indian off-spinner Shane Shillingford of an illegal bowling action. Heâs now eligible for selection for the ODIs and Tests against India
An inexperienced Indian side dominated the West Indies to clinch a convincing 16-run win
Former India coach Gary Kirsten is all set to be named the head coach of the South African cricket team
India's stand-in captain Suresh Raina has backed the decision of seniors like Sachin Tendulkar to skip the West Indies tour
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar wants to carry on playing for India because it's still fun
Sourav Ganguly has supported the decision of the Indian cricketers choosing to play the IPL and then taking rest from international cricket
According to a study, almost 33% of players surveyed said they would retire early from international cricket to play exclusively in the IPL
Arjuna Ranatunga criticises the BCCI for bullying the ICC with their financial might
Shahid Afridi admits to breaching the PCB's code of conduct according to a board official
Stand-in skipper Suresh Raina feels absence of seniors during WI tour is an ideal opportunity for youngsters to prove themselves
The BCCI felicitated Tendulkar, former all-rounder Salim Durrani and the World Cup winning Indian team on Tuesday
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from international cricket
Sri Lanka slump to 82 all out handing England a stunning innings victory in the first Test on Monday at Cardiff
IPL winner Murali Vijay aims to carry his fine form into India's Test series against the West Indies
Explosive opener Chris Gayle could make it to the WI squad for the upcoming ODI series against India
MS Dhoni-led CSK complete a successful title defence by defeating RCB by 58 runs
Home support for CSK ensures Chepauk was a packed house for the IPL final
Manoj Tiwary gives credit to current Bengal coach WV Raman for India call-up
Gambhir and Yuvraj will not be available for the entire WI series, Manoj Tiwary and Shikhar Dhawan named as replacements
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson reveals that his side will have to find a balance between attack and defence against India
Chairman of Selectors Kris Srikkanth believes Indian teamâs fantastic bench strength will help it beat West Indies at home
Less than positive response from fans ensures a low turnout during the play-offs
Former England all-rounder Ian Botham claims, the England series will prove to be the perfect test for India
Survey indicates that IPLâs brand value has decreased by 11 percent from last year.
Former Australian Test cricketer Terry Jenner, who helped mould Shane Warne into one of the worldâs greatest bowlers, has died.
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Dharamasena finds a place on the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.
Gautam Gambhir's West Indies tour is in doubt after he injured his shoulder during an IPL match
Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets to reach the IPL final
BCCI serves showcause notice to Sanjay Dixit for tweets on Sachin Tendulkar
MI match-winner Ambati Rayudu, says staying relaxed was the key to hitting the six off the last ball
SLC not keen on allowing its players to tour Pakistan until security issues are sorted out
Royal Challengers beat the Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets to finish on top of the table
Punjab Cricket Association intend to build new stadium in Mullanpur, near Mohali
The Aussie legend wants the ICC to introduce a window for the IPL
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels Sachin Tendulkar should bid adieu to the one-dayers in order to make things easier for the selectors.