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Sun, 06 Mar 2016 16:37:45 +0530Meet Amir Hussain Lone, who not only plays the game but is captain of the Jammu and Kashmir Para-cricket team.
Sun, 06 Mar 2016 16:37:29 +0530The 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.
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'
Sun, 06 Mar 2016 13:57:22 +0530The 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 21:56:02 +0530PCB 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 21:33:12 +0530Swashbuckling 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 21:22:50 +0530West 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 21:16:18 +0530Former 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 20:52:42 +0530A 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 19:47:48 +0530Jonty Rhodes believes Australia's omission of spinner Nathan Lyon will hurt them in the World T20.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 19:28:20 +0530In Martin Crowe's death, cricket has lost one of its most iconic figures in recent memory, says Shakya Mitra.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 19:14:54 +0530A 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 17:43:46 +0530There 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 17:36:08 +0530Mind games have begun ahead of the Asia Cup final played between host Bangladesh and India at Mirpur on Sunday.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 16:40:57 +0530The 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 16:35:57 +0530National 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 16:13:21 +0530The 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 15:03:23 +0530Australia 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 13:22:08 +0530Unstoppable 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 10:23:09 +0530Andre 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 09:10:47 +0530David Miller smashed an unbeaten 53 as South Africa claimed a three-wicket victory over Australia in the first Twenty20 International at Kingsmead on Friday.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 22:37:49 +0530Pakistan'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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:35:08 +0530Concerned 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:47:07 +0530Former Proteas opener Alviro Petersen revealed that he was approached to 'fix matches' in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, South Africa's domestic T20 tournament.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:26:38 +0530A 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:00:28 +0530Senior 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:08:16 +0530The 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:53:32 +0530So, now you've seen the new-look Team India, do you like it? Tell us!
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:25:21 +0530Kapil 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
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:11:54 +0530Amidst 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:07:04 +0530His 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:59:37 +0530Bangladesh 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:22:20 +0530Factbox on the World Twenty20 in India from March 8-April 3.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:33:26 +0530With 35 matches spread over 27 days, World T20 looks set to illustrate once again just how skewed the 20-overs game is against bowlers.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:26:50 +0530Statistician Rajneesh Gupta has interesting numbers from India's Asia Cup match against the UAE. Check them out.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 14:45:29 +0530PCB 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 14:07:46 +0530When 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 12:27:08 +0530India 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 10:37:50 +0530Bangladesh 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 10:13:17 +0530Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa married his longtime girlfriend and former tennis player Sheethal Goutham in a private ceremony in Bangalore on Thursday.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 22:40:07 +0530Mahendra 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 22:04:25 +0530India 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:35:52 +0530The 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:20:36 +0530The 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:04:24 +0530Uncertainty 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'.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 20:00:50 +0530India pacer Dhawal Kulkarni tied the nuptial knot with Shradha Kharpude, while Robin Uthappa also tied the knot with tennis player Sheethal Goutham.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:50:06 +0530Waqar 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:49:37 +0530Batting 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:38:27 +0530Australia'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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:25:40 +0530Beverage 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:00:23 +0530On 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:45:18 +0530The 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:20:39 +0530The 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:31:26 +0530The 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:08:20 +0530In 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:35:22 +0530Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said Virat Kohli's hunger to succeed is something that makes him special.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:26:10 +0530Pakistan'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'.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:10:05 +0530India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has yet again extolled in-form all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 13:53:29 +0530In 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 13:30:22 +0530Call 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:59:53 +0530Saqlain Mushtaq says the cricket authorities must seek help of former greats to find solutions for the batting woes, afflicting the national team.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:44:09 +0530West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has committed an "anti-doping whereabouts" rule violation, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) told Reuters on Wednesday.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10:42:12 +0530New Zealand's finest batsman was defined by one innings, one tournament and one seriously damaged knee.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 09:12:57 +0530The cricketing life of Martin Crowe, who passed into the ages on March 3.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:46:34 +0530Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe died after a long battle with cancer. He was 53.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 23:35:00 +0530Pakistan 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.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 23:27:49 +0530Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by five wickets to qualify for the final of the Asia Cup.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 22:25:16 +0530Uncertanity 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.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 21:20:01 +0530Aaqib Javed has said that Ashish Nehra is a short term solution to India's fast bowling problems.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:10:39 +0530Former 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.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 18:49:41 +0530Michael 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.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:44:47 +0530If 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.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:36:00 +0530The 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.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:21:52 +0530Having 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.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:44:25 +0530Virat 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.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:41:43 +0530Flamboyant 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.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:42:32 +0530Sources 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.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 10:02:48 +0530An '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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 23:17:53 +0530Indian 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 23:16:53 +0530Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was happy that the likes of Yuvraj Singh came good in the match.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 22:38:23 +0530Pakistan'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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:44:00 +0530A 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:14:19 +0530The 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 20:29:40 +0530Delhi 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:40:23 +0530India 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:37:19 +0530Dravid 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:12:13 +0530South 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:59:07 +0530The 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'.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:55:33 +0530India'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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:46:35 +0530Curtly 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:27:48 +0530Craig McDermott, who took 291 wickets in 71 Tests for Australia, turned down a contract extension so he could concentrate on his outside business interests
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:21:38 +0530Australia 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:58:54 +0530Himachal 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.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:20:00 +0530After 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.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:10:04 +0530Pakistan 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.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 21:55:48 +0530Hosts 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.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 21:05:02 +0530Pakistan'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.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 20:57:54 +0530The 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.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:43:38 +0530The 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".
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:41:02 +0530Pakistan'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.