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Ashwell Prince insists there was no 'racial slur' in Gale's verbal abuse on him

Johannesburg, Sep 20 : Former South African batsman Ashwell Prince indicated on Friday that English county cricket club Yorkshire's Andrew Gale's verbal abuse on him did not have a racist element to it.


Williamson-Devcich opening partnership helps Knights thrash Cobras in CL T20

Wellington, Sep 20 : New Zealand cricketers Kane Williamson and Anton Devcich hit a dominant opening partnership to lead the Northern Knights to an undeniable victory against South Africa's Cape Cobras in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India on Friday.


Marsh heroics ensure Scorchers win over Dolphins

Mohali, Sep 20 : Mitchell Marsh struck two sixes from the last two balls to pull off a sensational six-wicket win for Perth Scorchers against Dolphins in the fourth match of Champions League Twenty20 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday.


West Indies top ICC Women's Championship table

Dubai, Sep 20 : The West Indies moved to the top of the ICC Women's Championship table after beating New Zealand 4-0 in the just-concluded bilateral One-Day International (ODI) series with left-arm spinner Anisa Mohammed climbing to the second spot on the bowlers's charts in the latest rankings released Saturday.


Mithali retains top spot, Jhulan drops in ICC rankings

Dubai, Sep 20 : India's Mithali Raj maintained her position atop the women batters while Jhulan Goswami dropped a place to fourth among the bowlers in the latest One-Day International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday.


New first class season will improve Windies: WICB president

Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 20 : West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron says he expects the new franchise-based first class season to significantly improve the fortunes of the senior national team.


Windies women steal last-over win over New Zealand

Basseterre (St. Kitts), Sep 20 : Seamer Shakera Selman bowled a brilliant last over as the West Indies women's cricket team snatched a thrilling four-run victory over New Zealand to complete their sweep of the four-match One-Day International series at Warner Park here.


Champions League: Northern Knights win rain-interrupted match

Raipur, Sep 19 : New Zealand side Northern Knights beat Cape Cobras by 33 runs (D/L method) in a rain-affected Champions League Twenty20 clash at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here Friday.


Pak selectors considering dropping Younis from ODI squad

Karachi, Sep 19 : Pakistan cricket team selectors are reportedly considering the option to drop veteran batsman Younis Khan from national ODI squad while asking captain Misbah-ul-Haq to bat at the crucial number three position.


PCB planning to import illegal bowling action detecting software from Oz

Karachi, Sep 19 : Domestic cricket head of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Intikhab Alam has said that the board is planning to import a software from Australia to detect bowlers breaking the 15-degree elbow extension limit allowed by the ICC, as he feels that illegal bowling action is a worldwide problem.


Is Lara Bingle expecting baby with beau Sam Worthington?

Melbourne, Sept 19 : Lara Bingle is expecting a baby with her beau Sam Worthington, according to reports.


Cobras to field against Districts

Raipur, Sep 19 : South African side Cape Cobras won the toss and elected to field against New Zealand's Northern Districts in a Champions League Twenty20 contest being played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here Friday.


Afghanistan to begin cricket World Cup preparatory tour

Dubai, Sep 19 : The Afghanistan cricket team will begin its four-week training tour in Australia and New Zealand with a one-day match in Perth Sunday as part of their preparation plans for the 2015 ICC World Cup.


PCB plans to import software for detecting illegal actions

Karachi, Sep 19 : Former captain and Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) domestic operations chief Intikhab Alam said the board is mulling on importing an Australian software to detect bowlers breaking the 15-degree elbow extension limit allowed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).


Lloyd pleased with new Windies players

Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 19 : West Indies cricket legend Clive Lloyd says he is impressed with the new crop of young players on the regional cricket team following the series against Bangladesh.


Kings XI start CLT20 campaign with a dominating win

Mohali, Sep 18 : Indian Premier League (IPL) finalists Kings XI Punjab started their Champions League T20 campaign with a dominating five-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Thursday.


West Indies' Darren Bravo found guilty of Level 1 offence

Dubai, Sept.18 : West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day's play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia on Tuesday.


'Injured' Johnson unlikely to start for Kings XI Punjab in initial part of T20 CL

Johannesburg, Sep 18 : Cricket Australia has withdrawn fast bowler Mitchell Johnson from the start of the Champions League Twenty20 to allow the Australian pace express to recover from a rib injury.


Proteas can lose No. 1 spot in ICC Test rankings if Oz blank Pak in upcoming series

Johannesburg, Sep 18 : South Africa could loose their top spot on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings table if Australia thrash Pakistan in an upcoming series between the two nations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Kings XI elect to field against Hurricanes

Mohali, Sep 18 : Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field against the Hobart Hurricanes in the second match of the Champions League Twenty20 being played at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Thursday.


Test results show Chopin's heart in good shape

Warsaw, Sep 18 : The heart of late Polish composer Frederic Chopin, which was buried in the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw, is in good condition, scientists have confirmed.


Afridi urges team-mates to rally for World Cup

Karachi, Sep 18 : Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi urged his team-mates to back one another if they were to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and end the country's 23-year long wait for the coveted trophy for the second time.


Brendon McCullum keen to give evidence in match-fixing case

Wellington, Sep 18 : Brendon McCullum's lawyer says the New Zealand cricket captain is determined to give evidence about alleged match-fixing approaches from a former team-mate, believed to be Chris Cairns.


Windies women take 3-0 ODI lead against New Zealand

Basseterre (St. Kitts), Sep 18 : Seamer Shakera Selman inspired the West Indies women to an eight-wicket crushing of New Zealand as they took a 3-0 lead in the four-match One-Day International (ODI) series here.


KKR beat CSK in CLT20 opener

Hyderabad, Sep 17 : Reigning Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders romped home to a comfortable three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of the sixth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 here Wednesday.


PCB assures full support to Ajmal for rehabilitation

Karachi, Sep 17 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has assured that he would get banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal back into the international team.


Miandad asks Afridi to not take T20 captaincy 'for granted'

Karachi, Sep 17 : Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad has welcomed the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) decision to appoint Shahid Afridi as Pakistan's Twenty20 cricket team captain but cautioned the all-rounder against taking the position for granted.


Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe reveals cancer relapse

Wellington, Sep 17 : Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer.


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy received in Lahore

Lahore, Sept.17 : The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy made its first public appearance in Pakistan on Wednesday at the iconic Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore as part of its global tour.


Chandrapaul, Benn help Windies to 2-0 series whitewash against Bangladesh

Johannesburg, Sep 17 : Shivnarine Chanderpaul has become the second West Indian cricketer to score a test century post the age of 40 after former captain Clive Lloyd, who scored a ton against Australia in 1984, as West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 269 runs in the second and final Test at Beausejour Stadium.


Afridi reappointed Pak Twenty20 captain

London, Sep 17 : Three years after he was sacked from the role, all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been reappointed as the captain of Pakistan's Twenty20 cricket team.


World's highest ever cricket match to be played on Mt Kilimanjaro

London, Sep 17 : A team of 30 plus people will be playing cricket at the top of Mt Kilimanjaro as part of a fundraiser to be held this month.


Chanderpaul climbs to third place in ICC Test batting rankings

Dubai, Sept.17 : West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul has returned to the top three of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following a stellar performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in St Lucia, which finished on Tuesday. The West Indies won the Test by 296 runs to win the series 2-0.


Jonathan Trott ready to resume cricket career with England

London, Sep 17 : England batsman Jonathan Trott has said that he is ready to resume his international cricket career that he had to leave 10 months back due to stress related problems.


ICC World Cup trophy arrives in Pakistan

Dubai, Sep 17 : The ICC World Cup trophy arrived in Lahore as part of its visit to countries which will compete in next year's extravaganza to be staged in Australia and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29.


PCB assures Ajmal full support in rehabilitation

Lahore, Sep 17 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan assured his full support in getting banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal back into the international fold.


Injury delays Johnson's CLT20 participation for KXIP

Melbourne, Sep 17 : A rib injury sustained during Australia's recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe has delayed pacer Mitchell Johnson's participation in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20).


Afridi shouldn't take captaincy for granted: Miandad

Islamabad, Sep 17 : Former Pakistan batting legend Javed Miandad has supported the decision to reappoint Shahid Afridi as the Twenty20 captain but cautioned the all-rounder against taking the position for granted.


Michael Clarke to miss ODI series against Pakistan, hopeful for Tests

Melbourne, Sep 16 : Cricket Australia (CA) Tuesday confirmed that national team captain Michael Clarke has a "significant hamstring injury" and will miss the One-Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan in the UAE but is still hopeful for the Tests beginning next month.


IPL teams bank on home advantage for CLT20

New Delhi, Sep 16 : Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in high-pressure matches, will begin the competition as pre-tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match Wednesday.


Tendulkar, Helen named for Giants International Awards

Mumbai, Sep 16 : Cricket maestro and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood danseuse Helen are among this year's Giants International awardees, according to an announcement here Tuesday.


Mark Ramprakash says no surprise to watch 'strong' Cook come through 'tough patch'

London, Sep 16 : Former English cricketer Mark Ramprakash, who is embarking on a new career as a coach, has said that current captain Alastair Cook is very strong and resilient and it was no surprise to see him come through that tough patch while he was struggling in Tests.


Afridi set to be named Pak T20 squad's new skipper

Karachi, Sep 16 : Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has reportedly been finalised to be the new captain for their Twenty20 squad and an official announcement for the same would be made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday.


Indian teams have very good chance: Dhoni

Hyderabad, Sep 15 : Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that Indian teams in Champions League Twenty20 have very good chance of winning the tournament but they have to be at their best on a particular day.


Himachal government to facilitate holding of Dharamsala ODI

Shimla, Sep 15 : The Himachal Pradesh government Monday said it would extend all possible help to organise the India-West Indies ODI a day after HPCA president Anurag Thakur expressed uncertainty over holding it.


'Suspended' Ajmal vows swift return to international cricket

Karachi, Sep 15 : 'Suspended' Pakistani ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has vowed to make an early comeback to international cricket, and said that he is now over the initial shock of his ban.


Roach fiver leaves Bangladesh in tatters

Gros Islet, Sep 15 : Speedster Kemar Roach rocked Bangladesh with a devastating five-wicket haul to leave their innings in ruins as the West Indies kept their stranglehold on the second and final cricket Test here.


McCullen wants to hide Cairns' perjury trial story

Wellington, Sep 14 : New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullem went to the High Court last night to stop the Sunday Star Times from printing a story on fellow teammate Chris Cairns' perjury case.


Cook's ODI captaincy future in doubt as England selectors split over skipper's axing

London, Sep 14 : Alastair Cook's future as England ODI team captain is reportedly in the balance with the team selectors split over whether the skipper should be axed from the role.


CSA extend Domingo's contract for another year to take away uncertainty ahead of WC

Johannesburg, Sep 14 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Haroon Lorgat has said that national coach Russell Domingo's contract has been extended for another year as they were considering the negative impact that uncertainty could have on World Cup preparations.


Three Big Bash League teams fined

Melbourne, Sep 14 : Cricket Australia (CA) Sunday announced that KFC Big Bash League teams, the Hobart Hurricanes, Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers, have each been fined for breaching the competition's Player Contracting and Remuneration Guidelines.


Tridents highly motivated for assignment, says skipper

Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 14 : Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions Barbados Tridents will leave from here Sunday for the Champions League Twenty20 in India, confident of defying the odds and making inroads at the lucrative tournament.


Srinivasan used amended BCCI constitution to his benefit: Manohar

By Abhishek Roy, New Delhi, Sep 13 : Former board president Shashank Manohar Saturday ruled out contesting the impending elections against N. Srinivasan and accused his successor of taking advantage of the amendment of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) constitution for seeking a third term in office.


Arun Jaitley the new kingmaker in BCCI

By Veturi Srivatsa: Even the trenchant critic of Narayanaswamy Srinivasan concedes that the only way he could be stopped from having another term as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is in the highly unlikely event of Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, considered a friend of his, ditching him.


New Delhi to host Windies ODI instead of Cuttack

Mumbai, Sep 13 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made scheduling changes to the West Indies tour of India in October-November. The changes have been made to the Twenty20 International and One-Day International (ODI) series' and not Tests.


England cricket star Moeen Ali advises Brit-Muslims against joining IS

London, Sep 13 : England cricket star Moeen Ali has urged young British Muslims not to join the extremist group Islamic State (IS).


Flintoff blames wanting 'bender with Botham' for being drunkenly stranded at sea!

Johannesburg, Sep 13 : Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has revealed that his famous encounter with a paddle boat or a pedalo during the 2007 Cricket World Cup had been a failed attempt to enjoy a nightcap with ex-skipper Ian Botham.


PCB in a huddle in quest of choosing ODI, T20 captains

Karachi, Sep 13 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly looking forward to finalise discussions with all concerned, including national team head coach Waqar Younis, before naming the ODI and Twent20 captains on Tuesday, besides finalising the squad for the World Cup.


Shearer believes Welbeck can score 25 goals-per-season for Arsenal

London, Sep 13 : Former England striker Alan Shearer has said that Arsenal's ace centre-forward Danny Welbeck can score 25 goals a season for the club.


Flintoff reveals how he 'made himself sick' by eating, drinking before going on the pitch

London, Sep 13 : Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff opened about his eating disorder on Friday's episode of Piers Morgan's Life Stories and spoke about how he make himself sick before going back onto the pitch.


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