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South Africa coach defends Philander in ball tampering row
Galle (Sri Lanka) – South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Saturday denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander become the second bowler in the last nine months to be fined for the offence. Philander was on Friday fined...
I’m a more mature cricketer now: Umar Akmal
Widely regarded as one of Pakistan’s most talented cricketers, 24 year old Umar Akmal has struggled at time to live up to the high expectations and hype surrounding his batting. For almost five years since he made his international debut in August 2009, Akm...
The PCB is full of “ignorant” people: Shoaib Akhtar
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar tore into the current cricket administrators, terming them an “ignorant” bunch who are just “wasting money”. “This board is spending 150 million rupees just on salaries and it has more than 700 employees and what is...
Grant Flower recognises Pakistan batting ‘challenge’
Lahore (Pakistan) – New Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower said improving the side’s faltering hitters would be a “challenge” as he assumed the role Friday. The 43-year-old joined on a two-year contract after a successful coaching stint with his native Zim...
Pakistan team management announced for Sri Lanka tour
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the team management for the Pakistan upcoming Sri Lanka tour 2014. The Team Management comprises of the following: Also See: Pakistan ODI and Test Squads against Sri Lanka 1. Moin Khan – Team Manager 2. Waqar Youni...
Jos Buttler ‘Mankading’ fine by MCC
London – Some of cricket’s greatest names insisted England’s Jos Buttler had only himself to blame for his ‘Mankad’ dismissal against Sri Lanka. The issue of players being run out backing up was in the spotlight when Buttler was dismissed in such a fashion ...
Pakistan’s Lahore Lions get Champions League T20 invite
Karachi – Pakistan will send its domestic Twenty20 champions Lahore Lions to play in the Champions League to be held in India in September, an official said Wednesday. Full coverage of CLT20 in India The Lions, led by former Pakistan Twenty20 captain Mohamm...
Sri Lanka plan memorable farewell for Jayawardene
Galle (Sri Lanka) – Sri Lanka are planning to give star batsman Mahela Jayawardene a fitting farewell by winning his remaining matches, captain Angelo Mathews said ahead of the first Test against South Africa starting Wednesday. On Monday, Jayawardene annou...
Sri Lanka star Jayawardene to retire from Test cricket
Colombo – Star Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene said Monday he would retire from Test cricket after the series against Pakistan in August, drawing the curtain on an almost two decade-long Test career. Jayawardene, 37, who has been a stalwart of the bat...
Protease looks to regain top Test position in Sri Lanka
Dubai: The two-Test series between Sri Lanka and South Africa starts in Galle on Wednesday with the tourists in with a chance to reclaim their number-one position on the Reliance ICC Test Team Table. To regain the spot which South Africa lost to Australia a...
Younis returns to ODI squad as Pakistan name squad for Sri Lanka
Karachi – Pakistan Wednesday recalled Younis Khan to their one-day international squad after a 16-month gap, giving the veteran batsman one last chance to press his claim for a place at next year’s World Cup. The 36-year-old was recalled to the 15-man squad...
Younis Khan to be left out of ODI squad for Sri Lanka tour
Karachi: Former captain, Younis Khan is set to be ignored once again for the one-day internationals after the Pakistan team think-tank met in Lahore at the weekend to discuss plans for the coming tour to Sri Lanka and building a team for the World Cup 2015....
Finch shines among stars in Lord’s bicentenary
London – Australia’s Aaron Finch seized his chance to shine among some of cricket’s greatest players with a commanding innings of 181 not out as MCC beat the Rest of the World in the Lord’s bicentenary match on Saturday. Set 294 to win a one-day match marki...
Strauss in Pietersen swearing storm
London – Former England captain Andrew Strauss was “mortified” and “profusely sorry” after initiating a fresh row regarding Kevin Pietersen by making highly offensive comments about his old Test colleague while broadcasting, he said on Saturday. Sky Sports ...
ICC confirm Women’s Championship launch in August 2014
The inaugural edition of the ICC Womens Championship kicks off in August and will see the top eight sides in the game lock horns in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition that will lead into the pinnacle event in womens cricket, the ICC Womens World...
ICC Rankings: Sri Lanka, Protease to battle for second ODI spot
Dubai: Sri Lanka and South Africa go head to head in the three-match ODI series in Colombo on Sunday, July 6 with the number-two position on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings up for grabs. Sri Lanka is presently sitting in third position, just a fraction o...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy to visit participating countries
Dubai: The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy will visit countries that will participate in next years extravaganza to be staged in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 (full schedule), the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Thursday....
Australia tops ICC Test rankings, Pakistan third
The Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings Table has shown no movement as Australia remains top-ranked with 123 ratings points, while South Africa a close second. According to the latest Test team rankings issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesd...
Captain Alastair Cook gets Broad backing
London – Stuart Broad insisted Tuesday that Alastair Cook remained the right man to lead England in Test cricket as he all but disclaimed his own chances of leading his country in the five-day game. England recently went down to a 1-0 defeat in a two-Test s...
Waqar says Pakistan focused on S. Lanka, Australia series
Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis insisted Tuesday that next year’s World Cup would not distract his side as they prepare for tough series against Sri Lanka and Australia. Latest Series Updates: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka | Pakistan vs Aust...