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Inspirational: He lost both arms at 8 but now captain's a cricket team

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 16:37:45 +0530

Meet Amir Hussain Lone, who not only plays the game but is captain of the Jammu and Kashmir Para-cricket team.



How ICC used Amir to educate players on perils of 'fixing'

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 16:37:29 +0530

The International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit on Monday said tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's video in which he admitted his guilt and also described the after-effect of his wrongdoing is being used to educate cricketers about the consequences of indulging in corrupt practices like spot-fixing and match-fixing.



How legalising betting in India could prevent fixing in cricket

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 14:36:32 +0530

'Where betting is legalised it is heavily regulated and they work in close conjunction with us, so it does assist us'



India captain Mithali Raj's suggestion to popularise women's cricket...

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 13:57:22 +0530

The ever-improving Indian women cricketers could get a chance to become household names, just like tennis star Sania Mirza and shuttle queen Saina Nehwal, by televising their matches, feels national team captain Mithali Raj.



PCB stops women's team from travelling to India for WT20

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 21:56:02 +0530

PCB stops women's team from travelling to India for WT20 The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has stopped its national women's team from going to India until it gets written security assurances and guarantees for the World T20 in India.



Sehwag's WT20 semifinalists: India, SA, West Indies, NZ

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 21:33:12 +0530

Swashbuckling former India opener Virender Sehwag has picked India, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies as the teams which will make the semifinals of the World T20 starting in India on March 8.



Simmons ruled out of World T20 owing to back injury

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 21:22:50 +0530

West Indies have dropped batsman Lendl Simmons from their Twenty20 World Cup squad owing to a back injury, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Saturday.



Akram slams PCB for probing Pakistan's Asia Cup debacle

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 21:16:18 +0530

Former Pakistan captain and fast bowling great, Wasim Akram slammed the formation of an inquiry committee by the cricket board to probe into the team's poor show in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh.



Pak security team to visit India on Monday before World T20

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 20:52:42 +0530

A three-member team constituted by the Pakistan government will depart for India on Monday to assess the security arrangements for the national team for the World T20 cricket tournament beginning next week.



Jonty hits out at Australia for omitting Nathan Lyon

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 19:47:48 +0530

Jonty Rhodes believes Australia's omission of spinner Nathan Lyon will hurt them in the World T20.



Goodbye, Genius

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 19:28:20 +0530

In Martin Crowe's death, cricket has lost one of its most iconic figures in recent memory, says Shakya Mitra.



Row over image of Taskin carrying Dhoni's severed head

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 19:14:54 +0530

A photograph posted by a Bangladeshi fan has gone viral and attracted massive outrage from Indian fans ahead of the Asia Cup final between India and Bangladesh on Sunday.



Shakib suffers injury but 'will play' in the final

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 17:43:46 +0530

There was some bad news in the Bangladesh camp ahead of their big Asia Cup Twenty20 final against India with vice-captain and top all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan sustaining a "left hip-flex injury" in a training session.



Mind games begin: Mashrafe calls India favourites

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 17:36:08 +0530

Mind games have begun ahead of the Asia Cup final played between host Bangladesh and India at Mirpur on Sunday.



Shastri has only one piece of advice for Team India...

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 16:40:57 +0530

The excitement of being in the Asia Cup final might be palpable in the Bangladesh camp but for India, Sunday's summit clash would be just another game in the tournament, says Team Director Ravi Shastri.



Watson to return amidst selection conundrum

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 16:35:57 +0530

National selector Mark Waugh has confirmed Shane Watson will play the final two T20 internationals against South Africa after missing the game one defeat in Durban.



Focus on Iyer as Mumbai face Rest of India in Irani Cup

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 16:13:21 +0530

The domestic season-ending five-day Irani Cup game between newly crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai and the Rest of India, commencing in Mumbai from Sunday, will provide fringe players a good opportunity to stake claims for the national team.



Tough talk from Finch: Tone down bravado while facing spinners

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 15:03:23 +0530

Australia swashbuckling batsman Aaron Finch has called on his side to play 'smarter' cricket when facing spinners, following their three-wicket loss to South Africa in the opening Twenty20 of the three-match series in Durban.



Asia Cup: Can Bangladesh stop the UNSTOPPABLE Team India?

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 13:22:08 +0530

Unstoppable so far with clinical performances, a formidable India will square off against a passionate and sprightly Bangladesh in their quest for continental supremacy in the final of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament, in Mirpur, on Sunday.



Windies' Russell set for World T20 despite doping violation

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 10:23:09 +0530

Andre Russell looks set to play in the World Twenty20 after the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said on Friday the West Indies all-rounder would not be suspended pending a hearing into his "anti-doping whereabouts" rule violation.



David Miller blasts South Africa past Australia in first T20I

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 09:10:47 +0530

David Miller smashed an unbeaten 53 as South Africa claimed a three-wicket victory over Australia in the first Twenty20 International at Kingsmead on Friday.



Pakistan trump Sri Lanka to secure third spot

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 22:37:49 +0530

Pakistan's batting finally came good as they successfully chased down a competitive total posted by Sri Lanka to win by six wickets in an inconsequential final round robin league encounter of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament in Mirpur on Friday.



World T20: Pak security team to visit India; participation in doubt

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:35:08 +0530

Concerned by fresh protests, Pakistan government has decided to send a security team to assess the situation in India before taking a final call on the team's participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup.



Petersen admits fixing approach in Ram Slam T20

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:47:07 +0530

Former Proteas opener Alviro Petersen revealed that he was approached to 'fix matches' in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, South Africa's domestic T20 tournament.



'I never felt like I was playing my first match'

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:26:38 +0530

A bundle of nerves ahead of his international debut in the ongoing Asia Cup, India all-rounder Pawan Negi said emotions were getting the better of him before senior players like skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped in with their calming words.



If we play to our potential, we can beat India: Tamim

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:00:28 +0530

Senior Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal says his side is good enough to upstage formidable India and lift the Asia Cup trophy when the two teams clash on Sunday.



We assure foolproof security but ball in PCB court: BCCI

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:08:16 +0530

The BCCI on Friday assured foolproof security to Pakistan for the World Twenty20 in India, a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) threatened to pull out of the mega event citing safety concerns.



What do you think of Team India's World T20 jersey?

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:53:32 +0530

So, now you've seen the new-look Team India, do you like it? Tell us!



Martin Crowe and the catch that stamped his commitment to cricket

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:25:21 +0530

Kapil Dev's running catch at the boundary, to dismiss Viv Richards, is widely remembered by fans and cricketers alike, but Martin Crowe's effort to pocket a lunging catch and dismiss Zimbawe's Dave Houghton in the 1987 Reliance World Cup will always be special, reckons Siva Sankar



Centre to provide paramilitary for Indo-Pak tie: Home Minister

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:11:54 +0530

Amidst uncertainty hanging over the India-Pakistan World Twenty20 cricket match scheduled in Dharamsala, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said central paramilitary forces will be provided to ensure security for the March 19 event.



Back in the fold, Bhuvneshwar 'working on good slower delivery'

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:07:04 +0530

His confidence boosted after a two-wicket haul against the United Arab Emirates in the Asia Cup, India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says he is now working on a slower delivery to further polish his skills.



Bangladesh skipper hints at retirement

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:59:37 +0530

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, on Friday, hinted that he may end his international career after the 2016 season with the ICC World T20 in all likelihood his last global event.



All you need to know about World T20 2016 is HERE!

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:22:20 +0530

Factbox on the World Twenty20 in India from March 8-April 3.



World T20: Who will take home the big trophy?

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:33:26 +0530

With 35 matches spread over 27 days, World T20 looks set to illustrate once again just how skewed the 20-overs game is against bowlers.



Number crunching: India set new highs vs UAE

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:26:50 +0530

Statistician Rajneesh Gupta has interesting numbers from India's Asia Cup match against the UAE. Check them out.



Is it too late for Pakistan to make changes for T20 World Cup?

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 14:45:29 +0530

PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan has slammed the team's performance at the Asia Cup but admitted it was too late to make sweeping changes ahead of the World Twenty20 this month.



From top cricketer to hotelier: Ashraful is on a road to redemption

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 14:07:46 +0530

When Bangladesh take on India in the Asia Cup final, on Sunday, the immensely talented but disgraced Mohammad Ashraful will watch from the sidelines wondering why his moral compass deviated, leading to a match-fixing ban and a regret that will last a lifetime.



Can this Indian T20 team win anywhere in the world?

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 12:27:08 +0530

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the current Indian team is a "balanced" side which can "take on any team anywhere in the world" at least in the shortest format of the game after they notched up their ninth win in 10 matches.



Bangladesh's Shakib reprimanded for breaching ICC code of conduct

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 10:37:50 +0530

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side's five-wicket win against Pakistan in their Asia Cup clash in Mirpur on Wednesday.



PHOTOS: Robin Uthappa marries longtime girlfriend Sheethal Goutham

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 10:13:17 +0530

Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa married his longtime girlfriend and former tennis player Sheethal Goutham in a private ceremony in Bangalore on Thursday.



'We'll have to come up with another big performance in the final'

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 22:40:07 +0530

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said they will have to dish out a "big performance" against Bangladesh in the summit clash of the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament if they desire to lift the trophy on Sunday.



Asia Cup: India thrash minnows UAE, end league campaign unbeaten

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 22:04:25 +0530

India maintained their all-win record by producing yet another resounding performance to thrash minnows United Arab Emirates by nine wickets in a lop-sided inconsequential round robin league match of the Asia Cup T20 tournament in Mirpur on Thursday.



Why Pakistan is again threatening to pull out of World T20...

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:35:52 +0530

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday threatened to pull out of the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 if they are not guaranteed foolproof security and a 'public statement' about its participation in the mega-event by the Indian government.



Supreme Court pulls up BCCI over reluctance to accept Lodha recommendations

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:20:36 +0530

The BCCI submitted a 60-page affidavit to the Supreme Court in which it stated it's opposition to certain points in the Lodha Committee report including one association and one vote for each state and also the inclusion of a representative of the Comptroller and auditor general (CAG) in the Board.



Ex-servicemen adamant on cancellation of India-Pakistan WT20 match in Dharamsala

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:04:24 +0530

Uncertainty refused to die down over the fate of the high-profile match between India and Pakistan in the upcoming World Twenty20 as the ex-servicemen league's state chief on Thursday vehemently protested against hosting of the game in Dharamsala, saying the 'matter is non-negotiable'.



Cricketers Kulkarni, Uthappa tie the knot

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 20:00:50 +0530

India pacer Dhawal Kulkarni tied the nuptial knot with Shradha Kharpude, while Robin Uthappa also tied the knot with tennis player Sheethal Goutham.



'Martin Crowe was probably the best batsman against reverse swing'

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:50:06 +0530

Waqar Younis, one of the greatest practitioners of reverse swing, hailed former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, who passed away today, as the "best batsman" when it came to tackling the difficult art.



Indian team, Gavaskar pay tribute to Kiwi legend Crowe

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:49:37 +0530

Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar hailed former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, who passed away on Thursday, as one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport and a good thinker of the game.



Tough for pacers to choose between country and IPL: McGrath

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:38:27 +0530

Australia's pace great Glenn McGrath says it's getting increasingly difficult for present day fast bowlers to choose between representing the country or be lured by the quick buck of the Indian Premier League.



5 months after pulling out of IPL deal, Pepsi back as BCCI sponsor

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:25:40 +0530

Beverage major PepsiCo, which pulled out as title sponsors of BCCI's Indian Premier League in October, on Thursday entered into a four-year partnership with the apex cricket body as an associate sponsor for all its international matches at home.



Cricketers who lost their battle to the Big C

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:00:23 +0530

On Thursday morning, the world woke up to the news of the death of iconic New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe. A teenage prodigy, who went on to carve an illustrious career with his superlative batting and smart captaincy, lost his three-year long battle against cancer at the age of 53.



World T20 to be Shastri's last assignment as team director?

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:45:18 +0530

The upcoming World T20 could turn out to be Ravi Shastri's last assignment as team director with the Board of Control for Cricket in India hinting that India may appoint a coach for the national team after the mega-event.



Check out Team India's new kit for World T20

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:20:39 +0530

The Indian men's and women's cricket teams will take the field in the upcoming World Twenty20 Championships wearing brand new kits unveiled by Nike on Thursday.



Thakur hopeful of Indo-Pak WT20 match in Dharamsala, BCCI has no plan B

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:31:26 +0530

The Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur on Thurday said he is hopeful of the Himachal Pradesh government giving the go ahead for the World Twenty20 match between India and Pakistan in Dharamsala following a meeting with state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.



'Crowe was a deep and innovative thinker of the game'

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:08:20 +0530

In a statement, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said Crowe was a true legend of the game who had earned the admiration and respect of millions of cricket fans across the globe with his stylish stroke-play and strong-minded determination.



'Virat has turned into someone who reads the game very well'

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:35:22 +0530

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said Virat Kohli's hunger to succeed is something that makes him special.



How Imran Khan reacted after Pakistan's Asia Cup exit...

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:26:10 +0530

Pakistan's legendary cricketer Imran Khan has stressed the need for his country's side to play ' correct combination' to succeed while maintaining that the nation has 'enough talent'.



'Pandya is the reason why our team is looking more balanced'

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:10:05 +0530

India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has yet again extolled in-form all-rounder Hardik Pandya.



Why Steyn fears for future of fast bowlers...

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 13:53:29 +0530

In the wake of increasing dominance of batsmen in cricket, South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn believes that fast bowling would disappear if future generations focus solely on their work with the willow.



Mashrafe Mortaza: Pakistan's envy and Bangladesh's pride

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 13:30:22 +0530

Call it a compulsion, but sporting achievements are often measured by numbers in hand and that is precisely why it will be difficult to analyse Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza's influence and contribution in the country's ever-growing cricketing ambitions.



What Pakistan needs to do to start winning again

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:59:53 +0530

Saqlain Mushtaq says the cricket authorities must seek help of former greats to find solutions for the batting woes, afflicting the national team.



Windies all-rounder Russell faces ban for doping violation

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:44:09 +0530

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has committed an "anti-doping whereabouts" rule violation, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) told Reuters on Wednesday.



Martin Crowe: From self-doubting prodigy to cricket icon

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10:42:12 +0530

New Zealand's finest batsman was defined by one innings, one tournament and one seriously damaged knee.



The legend of Martin Crowe

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 09:12:57 +0530

The cricketing life of Martin Crowe, who passed into the ages on March 3.



Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe dies aged 53

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:46:34 +0530

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe died after a long battle with cancer. He was 53.



'I congratulate India and Bangladesh for qualifying for the final'

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 23:35:00 +0530

Pakistan crashed out of the final of the Asia Cup cricket tournament after losing by five wickets to hosts Bangladesh here and skipper Shahid Afridi conceded that his side committed "too many mistakes" which cost them dearly.



Asia Cup: Bangladesh upset Pakistan, set up title date with India

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 23:27:49 +0530

Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by five wickets to qualify for the final of the Asia Cup.



Stalemate over Indo-Pak WT20 match in Dharamsala continues...

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 22:25:16 +0530

Uncertanity over the marque Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Dharamshala continues even after a meeting between BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.



'Nehra will struggle even in 50 overs leave aside Test cricket'

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 21:20:01 +0530

Aaqib Javed has said that Ashish Nehra is a short term solution to India's fast bowling problems.



I don't see Bumrah playing 10 years of injury-free cricket: Aaqib

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:10:39 +0530

Former Pakistan fast bowler and current United Arab Emirates coach Aaqib Javed feels that Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah will "find it difficult" to sustain for long without injury in international cricket with his unusual action.



Laxman asked me if I would be interested in coaching India: Hussey

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 18:49:41 +0530

Michael Hussey was approached by former India batsman VVS Laxman for the job of Team India head coach, the ex-Australian cricketer has revealed in his latest book.



'The Indians have been patient with their team picked for WT20'

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:44:47 +0530

If veteran Sri Lankan allrounder Angelo Mathews is to believed, the key to India's success in the T20 format has been identifying the core group of players and then forming a winning combination with it.



Dhoni's take: Why the T20 format suits India best

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:36:00 +0530

The emergence of young Jasprit Bumrah as a potent death overs bowler has come as a huge relief for Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who complimented the Gujarat lad for being equally effective with the new ball.



Harbhajan, Negi may finally get a game as India face minnows UAE

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:21:52 +0530

Having already secured their place in the final with three back-to-back wins, India are set to field their benched players against minnows United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their final league encounter of the Asia Cup T20 tournament, in Mirpur, on Thursday.



Number crunching: Bowlers, Kohli star in win over Lanka

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:44:25 +0530

Virat Kohli's unbeaten 56 off 47 balls, Yuvraj Singh's explosive 35 off 18 balls and a clinical bowling performance helped India edge out Sri Lanka by five wickets to storm into the final of Asia Cup.



Why Yuvraj believes he has rediscovered his golden touch

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:41:43 +0530

Flamboyant left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh says he felt like he rediscovered his old touch en route to a breezy 35, which played a pivotal role in India's five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup match, in Mirpur, on Tuesday.



Former ICC chief urges PCB to pull out of Dharamsala WT20 tie

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:42:32 +0530

Sources in the PCB said that alternate venues such as Mohali and Kolkata had been discussed by Manohar and Shaharyar Khan but nothing was final as yet.



Fit-again Steyn returns to boost Proteas for T20s vs Australia

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 10:02:48 +0530

An 'energised' Dale Steyn has passed his fitness tests and will play for South Africa in their three-match Twenty20 International series against Australia starting in Durban on Friday.



Yuvraj, Kohli power India into Asia Cup final

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 23:17:53 +0530

Indian bowlers once again put up an impressive performance by restricting Sri Lanka to a modest 138 for nine in the third round robin encounter of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament in Dhaka on Tuesday.



Kohli enjoying taking team out of crunch situations

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 23:16:53 +0530

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was happy that the likes of Yuvraj Singh came good in the match.



Miandad questions Afridi's place in Pakistan team

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 22:38:23 +0530

Pakistan's former captain Javed Miandad has blasted the national team and made it clear that the current T20 captain Shahid Afridi didn't deserve a place in the side.



ED gets court nod to extradite Lalit Modi from United Kingdom

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:44:00 +0530

A special court on Tuesday issued an order allowing the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to begin extradition proceedings against former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in connection with its money laundering probe against him and others.



Home Ministry may play mediator on Indo-Pak WT20 match in Dharamsala

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:14:19 +0530

The Home Ministry may play the role of mediator between the BCCI and the Himachal Pradesh government, which expressed its inability to provide security to the India-Pakistan World Twenty20 match scheduled to be held in Dharamsala on March 19.



How Dravid plans to revive Delhi Daredevils' fortunes in IPL 9

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 20:29:40 +0530

Delhi Daredevils, one of the worst-performing franchises in the history of the Indian Premier League, have turned to former India captain and ex-Rajasthan Royals mentor Rahul Dravid to take their charge of their team in the upcoming ninth season of Twenty20 extravaganza, starting next month.



India are favourites at World Twenty20: Sehwag

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:40:23 +0530

India have a perfect mix of world class performers and that makes them hot favourites at the upcoming World Twenty20, former batsman Virender Sehwag has said.



Dravid to mentor Delhi Daredevils in IPL 9; Upton named coach

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:37:19 +0530

Dravid recently coached the Indian team at the Under-19 World Cup. He was mentor of Rajasthan Royals in the last two seasons of the IPL before the franchise was suspended from the T20 tournament for two years by the Justice Lodha Committee in the aftermath of the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the sixth edition of the T20 tournament in 2013.



South Africa's WT20-bound spinner Phangiso suspended over illegal action

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:12:13 +0530

South Africa left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso will miss the first two Twenty20 Internationals against Australia this week after his action was found to be illegal by the International Cricket Council's testing laboratory.



Himachal doesn't want to host India v Pak WT20 tie, BCCI in a fix

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:59:07 +0530

The much-awaited India-Pakistan World Twenty20 clash is in jeopardy after the Himachal Pradesh government expressed its inability to provide security for the match, leaving the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in a bind with Board Secretary Anurag Thakur saying that the state should not 'play politics'.



PMG sign rising India Under-19 star Rishab Pant

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:55:33 +0530

India's leading sports management company, Professional Management Group (PMG) has signed promising batting talent Rishabh Pant, on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.



Ambrose tips West Indies to win World T20

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:46:35 +0530

Curtly Ambrose, the West Indies pace legend and the team's bowling consultant, backed it to win the ICC World Twenty20 2016. The squad, he said, had numerous match-winners suited for the format.



McDermott to quit as Australia's bowling coach

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:27:48 +0530

Craig McDermott, who took 291 wickets in 71 Tests for Australia, turned down a contract extension so he could concentrate on his outside business interests



Aussie quick Pattinson sidelined once again

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:21:38 +0530

Australia pace bowler James Pattinson has suffered a recurrence of shin soreness that kept him on the sidelines for much of January and been ordered to rest for the remainder of the season.



Should India play World T20 match against Pakistan in Dharamshala?

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:58:54 +0530

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh asserted that the much awaited World T20 match between India and Pakistan, slated to be played on March 19, should not be held in Dharamshala.



'We would have liked to play against UAE before playing India'

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:20:00 +0530

After surviving early jolts in the chase against UAE, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said his team must cut down on mistakes to have any chance of beating the bigger teams in the Asia Cup.



Asia Cup T20: Malik, Akmal bail out Pakistan against UAE

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:10:04 +0530

Pakistan survived a top-order collapse before completing a seven-wicket win over United Arab Emirates in their second round robin league match of the Asia Cup T20 tournament on Monday.



Mustafizur out of Asia Cup with side strain, Tamim called

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 21:55:48 +0530

Hosts Bangladesh were on Monday dealt a telling blow as their strike bowler Mustafizur Rahman was ruled out of the Asia Cup due to a Grade I side strain sustained during the home team's win against Sri Lanka.



'The prospect of playing India again in final will spur Pakistan'

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 21:05:02 +0530

Pakistan's chief selector Haroon Rasheed has had a pep talk with the national team members and is confident that they can still qualify for the final in the ongoing Asia Cup.



ICC, Indian govt responsible for Pak's security: PCB boss

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 20:57:54 +0530

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that it is the joint responsibility of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Indian government to ensure best security for the Pakistan team in the World T20.



BCCI media manager cleared of Conflict of Interest charge

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:43:38 +0530

The Board of Control for Cricket in India's ombudsman, Justice (Retd) A P Shah, has dismissed allegations of 'Conflict of Interest' against the its media manager, Nishant Arora, saying the charges levelled by independent activist Neeraj Gunde "cannot be an issue of consideration".



Team keen on rematch with India, says Malik

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:41:02 +0530

Pakistan's experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik has said that he and his teammates are keen to set up a rematch with India in the final of the Asia Cup tournament in Bangladesh.