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India ‘to enjoy’ Champions Trophy after money row

Posted by on 28/05/2017
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India ‘to enjoy’ Champions Trophy after money row

India ‘to enjoy’ Champions Trophy after money row

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli says India will go out “to enjoy” their cricket as they aim to defend their Champions Trophy crown against the backdrop of a row over money with the international board. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) backed out of a threat to boycott the 50-over tournament in a […]

Morgan plays down Ben Stokes fitness fears

Posted by on 25/05/2017
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Morgan plays down Ben Stokes fitness fears

Morgan plays down Ben Stokes fitness fears

LEEDS: England captain Eoin Morgan moved to allay concerns over the fitness of Ben Stokes as the hosts launched their one day international series against South Africa with a convincing 72-run win at Headingley on Wednesday. The only cloud on the horizon as England went 1-0 up in a three-match contest ahead of next week’s […]

Bangladesh down New Zealand to boost 2019 World Cup push

Posted by on 24/05/2017
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Bangladesh down New Zealand to boost 2019 World Cup push

Bangladesh down New Zealand to boost 2019 World Cup push

DUBLIN: Bangladesh took a huge step towards qualifying for the 2019 World Cup with a five-wicket victory over New Zealand in the tri-series finale yesterday. The win at Clontarf promoted Bangladesh to sixth place, above Sri Lanka in the standings, with just four months to go before the cut-off date of September 30 when the […]

Cricket great Tendulkar’s life brought to silver screen

Posted by on 24/05/2017
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Cricket great Tendulkar’s life brought to silver screen

Cricket great Tendulkar’s life brought to silver screen

MUMBAI:  A hotly anticipated film about the life of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar hits cinemas this week but the batting great says he might find watching it an unsettling experience. “I am used to seeing myself on a big screen inside the stadium, not inside a movie theatre,” Tendulkar told AFP ahead of Friday’s […]

Johnson key to Mumbai’s IPL success, says Sharma

Posted by on 22/05/2017
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Johnson key to Mumbai’s IPL success, says Sharma

Johnson key to Mumbai’s IPL success, says Sharma

HYDERABAD: Veteran paceman Mitchell Johnson, who took key wickets in Mumbai Indians’ IPL final triumph over Rising Pune Supergiant, has been hailed as an influential force off the field too by captain Rohit Sharma. The 35-year-old Australian struck two crucial blows in the final over to drive Mumbai to a one run victory in Hyderabad […]

Pakistan board bans, fines spinner Nawaz

Posted by on 17/05/2017
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Pakistan board bans, fines spinner Nawaz

Pakistan board bans, fines spinner Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board has banned left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz for two months and fined him 200,000 rupees ($1,900) for violating its anti-corruption code. The PCB said in a statement yesterday that the ban, starting from May 16, could be reduced to one month if Nawaz fulfills certain conditions that include no further breach […]

Indian women set record 320 opening stand in ODI

Posted by on 16/05/2017
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Indian women set record 320 opening stand in ODI

Indian women set record 320 opening stand in ODI

NEW DELHI: India openers Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut put on a record one-day international 320-run partnership as their country routed Ireland. The mammoth stand was the best in women’s cricket and surpassed the men’s ODI record for an opening partnership of 286 between Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga against England in 2006. […]

Double departure hands Pak a testing transition

Posted by on 15/05/2017
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Double departure hands Pak a testing transition

Double departure hands Pak a testing transition

ROSEAU, Dominica: As Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq head off into the sunset after long and illustrious careers, Pakistan begins a tricky period of transition looking for a new wave of players ready to fill a huge void left by the retired batting greats. In a fitting finale, Younis, Pakistan’s most prolific test run-scorer, and Misbah, […]

Rising Pune Supergiant march into IPL playoffs

Posted by on 14/05/2017
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Rising Pune Supergiant march into IPL playoffs

Rising Pune Supergiant march into IPL playoffs

PUNE: Rising Pune Supergiant demolished Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets and stormed into the Indian Premier League playoffs yesterday. In a must-win game for both teams to qualify for the playoffs, Kings XI were bundled out for 73 in 15.5 overs – their lowest total in the IPL. Supergiant finished off the game in […]

Narine’s 15-ball half-ton matches the IPL record

Posted by on 08/05/2017
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Narine’s 15-ball half-ton matches the IPL record

Narine’s 15-ball half-ton matches the IPL record

NEW DELHI: West Indies all-rounder Sunil Narine equaled an Indian Premier League record as he hit a whirlwind half-century off just 15 balls to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a big win over struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore. Narine smashed a 17-ball 54 — including six fours and four sixes-as Kolkata reached the 159-run target in […]

India to take part in Champions Trophy

Posted by on 07/05/2017
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India to take part in Champions Trophy

India to take part in Champions Trophy

BCCI unhappy with revenue share from ICC NEW DELHI: India confirmed their participation in next month’s Champions Trophy in England and Wales yesterday after initially delaying the announcement of their squad over a revenue sharing disagreement with cricket’s governing body. The dispute intensified when India failed to submit a squad for the one-day international tournament […]

Pakistan board claims $60m from India in lost revenues

Posted by on 03/05/2017
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Pakistan board claims $60m from India in lost revenues

Pakistan board claims $60m from India in lost revenues

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board yesterday sent a legal notice to its Indian counterpart for failing to honor an agreement to play a bilateral series, saying this had cost them $60 million. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2014 under […]

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