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Asia Cup to alternate between one-day and T20 formats

New Delhi – Cricket’s Asia Cup will switch from the one-day format to Twenty20 next year with the format of future tournaments matching that of the subsequent world showpiece, a top official said Thursday. The next edition of the regional tournament will be...

Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan for one-day series

Lahore (Pakistan) – Zimbabwe have agreed to tour Pakistan for a five-match one-day series next month, the first Test-playing nation to visit in six years, Pakistan’s cricket chief said Thursday. “Zimbabwe’s final reply is that yes we want to come to Pakista...

Gillespie joy over Pujara a sign of county change

London – There was a time when the notion of an Australian coach of Yorkshire getting excited by the arrival of an Indian batsman at Headingley would have been unthinkable. For most of their proud history, the White Rose club — the most successful side in t...

Ex-ICC chief Mani fears for game’s future

London – Former ICC president Ehsan Mani on Wednesday expressed grave fears about cricket’s future, saying he is “more concerned about the health of the game today than I have ever been”. Mani criticised the world governing body’s decision to reduce the 201...

Sri Lanka names new selection panel

Colombo – Former Test seamer Kapila Wijegunawardene was on Wednesday named the new head of Sri Lanka’s selection committee following the resignation of Sanath Jayasuriya after the World Cup. Ex-wicketkeepers Brendon Kuruppu and Amal Silva and middle-order b...

Worcestershire sign Sri Lanka’s Senanayake to cover for Ajmal

London – English county Worcestershire on Saturday announced the signing of Sri Lanka spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake to provide early-season cover for overseas player Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal has been called up by Pakistan for their tour of Bangladesh, promptin...

Pakistan spinner Ajmal happy his eight-month ‘torture’ is over

Karachi – Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal on Saturday said he was delighted his eight-month “torture” which saw him suspended for an illegal bowling action was finally over after being recalled to the national side. The 37-year-old was named to the squad ...

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal back for Bangladesh tour

Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan recalled star spinner Saeed Ajmal in all three formats as selectors announced the squads for the national side’s Bangladesh tour Friday, but there was no place on the plane for under-performing batsman Umar Akmal. Also Check: Pa...

Sri Lanka urges Sangakkara retirement rethink

Colombo – Sri Lanka’s sports minister on Wednesday urged the world’s number one batsman Kumar Sangakkara to reconsider plans to retire from Test cricket and urged him to play on for another year. Navin Dissanayake told reporters that he hoped a government-o...

Inspirational McCullum wins Sir Richard Hadlee Medal

Inspirational New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has been named as the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal winner at the New Zealand Cricket Awards in Auckland. The 33-year-old, who led New Zealand to their first ICC Cricket World Cup Final last week in Melbourne, w...

Starc, Boult in World Cup swing to the left

Melbourne – For the second time at this World Cup, Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Trent Boult will be asked to deliver a killer blow that could determine their team’s fate in the final on Sunday. The two lethal left-arm fast bowlers will go he...

Terminally ill Crowe braced for ‘last’ match

Melbourne – Terminally ill Martin Crowe admits that Sunday’s World Cup final between his beloved New Zealand and Australia could be the last game he’ll ever see. Known as one of the game’s most stylish batsmen, the 52-year-old Crowe has been battling a rare...

Waqar Younis fears ‘death’ of Pakistan cricket

Sydney – Waqar Younis warned on Tuesday that cricket could die out in Pakistan if rival teams continue to boycott the country where international tours have not taken place since 2009. There has been no international cricket in Pakistan since the militant a...

World Cup 2015 Quarter Final Match Preview: India vs Bangladesh

Noisy neighbour Bangladesh takes on big brother India in the second quarter final of the World Cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on this Thursday. Indian has played one match at the prestigious MCG in this world cup. They defeated South Africa ...

Survey: Half of the Pakistani population believes that Pakistan is most likely ...

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 50% Pakistanis said that Pakistan is most likely to win the World Cup. A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “In ...

Asia quartet defy convention at Cricket World Cup

Adelaide (Australia) – Co-hosts Australia and New Zealand may be the teams to beat, but the striking feature of this World Cup is Asia’s four Test nations defying conventional wisdom to make the quarter-finals. The belief that Asian cricketers struggle on t...

Centuries set ton of records in 2015 World Cup

Adelaide (Australia) – The opening round of the World Cup witnessed 35 centuries compared to just six in the entire 1975 tournament, seemingly proving once and for all that one-day cricket is a batsman’s game. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara heads the list of ...

Outsiders determined to stay in World Cup club

Sydney – Afghanistan coach Andy Moles has no doubts over the thorny issue of the 2019 World Cup and the controversial plan to cut the number of teams from 14 to just 10. “It’s called the World Cup, and the secret is in the name,” he said. After Ireland beca...

Pakistan, Ireland set for do-or-die World Cup duel

Adelaide (Australia) – Plucky Ireland take on buoyant Pakistan in a winner-takes-all World Cup clash at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday that promises an enthralling encounter between two highly combustible teams. The last league match in the month-long group st...

World Cup braced for final countdown

Sydney – The World Cup enters its final weekend of group games with former champions Pakistan and West Indies facing either early flights home or a last-gasp places in the quarter-finals. Six of the eight quarter-finalists are already known — New Zealand, A...