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Lehmann claims Johnson, Clarke likely to play in upcoming Test, ODI series against Pak

Karachi, Sep 29 : Former Australian cricketer and current national team coach Darren Lehmann claimed on Sunday that fast bowler Mitchell Johnson would play in the upcoming Test and ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE.


Knight Riders warm up for CLT20 semis with an impressive win

Hyderabad, Sep 29 : Kolkata Knight Riders warmed up for their semi-finals in style with a convincing 36 run win over Dolphins in their last group match in Champions League T20 cricket tournament at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Monday.


Tendulkar unveils Kerala Blasters jersey and anthem

Kochi, Sep 29 : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, co-owner of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters, Monday unveiled the Kochi-based football team's jersey and the anthem.


CLT20: Bowlers give Kings XI big win

Mohali, Sep 28 : Career best spells by Anureet Singh and Akshar Patel guided Kings XI Punjab to a seven-wicket win over Cape Cobras in the Champions League T20 at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Sunday.


Ireland, Scotland commence World Cup preparatory tours to Australia

Dubai, Sept.28 : Ireland and Scotland have touched down in Australia for a five-week tour that will see them gain vital match experience across Australia and New Zealand as they count down to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which will be played between 14 February and 29 March.


Tester slams 'Bendgate' iPhone controversies with scientific bend test

Washington, Sep 28 : After raising controversies about the 'bending' iPhone 6, a product tester tried to create the definitive scientific phone-bending examination and found that all the phones did very well.


Hafeez, Subrayen reported for suspect illegal bowling action during CLT20 match

Karachi, Sep 28 : Pakistan domestic cricket teams Lahore Lions' captain and bowler Mohammad Hafeez and South African first class team Dolphins' bowler Prenelan Subrayen have been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during Saturday night Champions League Twenty20 game.


Hurricanes in CLT20 semi-finals

Mohali, Sep 28 : Hobart Hurricanes produced a clinical performance to beat Barbados Tridents by six wickets to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 (CLT20) cricket tournament here Sunday.


Inspection at HPCA Stadium for Test status likely

Dharamsala, Sep 28 : The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) is eager to make its picturesque cricket stadium here a Test venue.


KKR take on Dolphins in inconsequential match

Hyderabad, Sep 28 : Kolkata Knight Riders face Dolphins in their last league match in Oppo Champions League T20 cricket tournament here Monday.


HPCA keen to host ISL matches in Dharmasala

Dharamsala, Sep 28 : Dharamsala, a picturesque international cricket venue, could soon be the next destination for football's Indian Super League (ISL), if Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president Anurag Thakur has his way.


India's Khushbir Kaur wins silver in women's 20km race walk

Incheon, Sep 28 : India's Khushbir Kaur clinched the silver medal in the women's 20 kilometre race walk event of the 17th Asian Games at the Race Walking Course here Sunday.


Dottin shines again but Windies lose in super over

Kingstown (St. VIncent), Sep 28 : A splendid half-century from Deandra Dottin was not enough as the West Indies women went down to New Zealand women via a tense super over, to concede their three-match Twenty20 International series here.


CLT20: Super Kings book semifinal spot

Bangalore, Sep 27 : Chennai Super Kings, looking far from convincing, still carried enough firepower to get past Perth Scorchers by 13 runs Saturday to book a berth in the semi-finals of the Oppo Champions League T20 tournament.


McCullum's lavish home sold for more than 3 mln-dollars

Wellington, Sep 27 : New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's splendid home located in Christchurch, the largest city in South Island, has sold for more than three million dollars.


Atapattu says winning WC is 'morale high' Lanka's focus

Johannesburg, Sep 27 : Sri Lanka cricket team's new coach Marvan Atapattu has revealed that the World Cup is their focus, as he targeted more success for the reigning Twenty20 champions in next year's 50-over tournament.


Smith believes Proteas have excellent chance of winning 2015 WC

Johannesburg, Sep 27 : Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith believes that the current squad has an excellent chance of becoming the new world champions.


Younis Khan issued show-cause notice for slamming PCB

Karachi, Sep 27 : A show-cause notice has been issued to Pakistan's veteran batsman Younis Khan by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after the senior cricketer criticised the board for its disparaging attitude towards senior players.


CLT20: Lahore Lions knock out Dolphins

Bangalore, Sep 27 : Pakistan's Lahore Lions knocked out South African side Dolphins from the Champions League T20 (CLT20) competition, beating them by 16 runs at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here Saturday.


CLT20: Cobras beat Barbados in Super Over

Mohali, Sep 26 : Cape Cobras defeated Barbados Tridents in the Super Over after both teams were tied at 174 runs from their allotted 20 overs in a Champions league T20 (CLT20) cricket match here Friday.


Clarke says Oz's physio will decide if he will play in two-Test series against Pak next month

Johannesburg, Sep 26 : Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that the team physio would guide him on whether he would play in next month's two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Clarke plans to fly out on Tuesday, six days ahead of the rest of the Test squad, to ensure that he becomes accustomed before beginning to stretch himself at training. Clarke, who said he was improving daily from hamstring tendon damage, is adamant he will not play unless 100 percent fit. Clarke spoke about Australia's physio Alex Kountouris that he knows his body very well. He said that Kountouris would be the one that gives him the all clear to play the Test matches if he thinks that the skipper is fully fit, Sport24 reported. The skipper said that if he passes what Kountouris needs him to pass that would give him a lot of confidence as well. Clarke, who has a catalogue of back and hamstring trouble, has already been ruled out of the upcoming one-day series against Pakistan with what was described as a significant hamstring injury that was worse than first thought. He was forced to retire hurt in an ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare on August 31 and returned home from the tour early. The three-game one-day series against Pakistan starts on October 7 with the first of two Tests not until October 22, the report added.


Saqlain Mushtaq hopes 'suspended' Ajmal will clear bowling action ahead of WC next year

Karachi, Sep 26 : Former Pakistan ace off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq is hoping that suspended bowler Saeed Ajmal would clear his bowling action and represent the country in next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.


BCCI violates its own constitution, postpones AGM to Nov 20

Chennai, Sep 26 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Friday violated its own constitution and postponed the Annual General Meeting (AGM) slated for Sep 30 to Nov 20, a step aimed at largely helping sidelined chief N. Srinivasan to get re-elected for a third term in office.


Lanka allows 'suspended' off-spinner Senanayake to play domestic cricket

Johannesburg, Sep 26 : Sri Lanka revealed on Thursday that it would allow suspended off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake to play domestic cricket as he is making good progress in remedying his bowling action. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had said in a statement that Senanayake had worked with some experts in University of Western Australia and made tremendous improvement as the off-spinner continues training with his coaches. In the meantime Sri Lanka Cricket would allow Senanayake to play in the local commercial cricket tournament, which starts next month, as per ICC guidelines, a significant step for the bowler to return to the game, Sport24 reported. The ICC guidelines say that a suspended bowler could play domestic cricket with the permission and supervision of the home board. Senanayake was suspended from bowling in international cricket in July after being reported to be having a suspect action during Sri Lanka's tour to England in May as tests showed that he was exceeding the allowed 15-degree elbow extension while delivering the ball. Before the suspension Senanayake had played 37 ODIs for Sri Lanka claiming 40 wickets. In 17 Twenty20 internationals he took 18 wickets, the report added.


Pak suspends 16 domestic bowlers in crackdown against chucking

Karachi, Sep 26 : In a major crackdown against chucking, a senior official revealed that Pakistan on Thursday suspended 16 domestic bowlers with suspect actions following the ban of ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had suspended Ajmal earlier this month after he was found to straighten his elbow up to 43 degrees, well above the prescribed limit of 15. The ban jolted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) into action to avoid further international embarrassment. Director of domestic cricket Inthikab Alam said that they have 29 bowlers reported for suspect bowling actions in the current home cricket season and half of them were reported twice, so they have banned around 16 from domestic matches, The Dawn reported. Alam, who is a former Pakistan captain and leg-spinner, also said that all these bowlers would not be allowed to play in domestic matches and would go to the national cricket academy to get their actions altered.


Chris Cairns vows to clear name after being formally charged with perjury

London, Sep 26 : Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has formally been charged with perjury and the charges relate to a 2012 libel action in the High Court in London in which the cricketer successfully sued Indian Premier League (IPL) boss Lalit Modi.


Recalled Samuels aiming to peak in India

Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 26 : Middle order batsman Marlon Samuels is relishing his return to the West Indies team ahead of the tour of India.


Windies women level series against New Zealand

Kingstown (St. Vincent), Sep 26 : West Indies women levelled the series 1-1 after an impressive all round performance from Deandra Dottin powered them to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand women in the second Twenty20 International at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex here.


Cricketer Amol Muzumdar retires

Mumbai, Sep 25 : Veteran cricketer Amol Muzumdar retired from all forms of the game Thursday, thereby ending his two-decade long career.


Postponing BCCI AGM will be illegal: Verma

New Delhi, Sep 25 : Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) scandal, Thursday protested any possible move by the Indian cricket board to postpone its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at its working committee that meets in Chennai Friday.


Bangalore CLT20 tie rained off

Bangalore, Sep 25 : Heavy rain led to the abandonment of the Group A match between Chennai Super Kings and Lahore Lions in the Champions League Twenty20 here Thursday.


Rain delays Chennai-Lahore CLT20 tie

Bangalore, Sep 25 : A heavy downpour Thursday evening delayed the start of the Champions League Twenty20 Group A match between Chennai Super Kings and Lahore Lions at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here.


ICC Umpires and Match Referees' three-day workshop concludes in Dubai

Dubai, Sep 25 : The three-day Emirates Elite Panel of International Cricket Council (ICC) Umpires and Match Referees' workshop concluded in Dubai on Wednesday.


England selectors taking big risk by asking Cook to remain ODI captain: Agnew

London, Sep 25 : Former England cricketer Jonathan Agnew has said that the selectors are taking a big risk by asking Alastair Cook to captain the squad in the Sri Lanka ODI tour and next year's World Cup.


Essex coach brands Ryder one of world's best cricketers at present

Wellington, Sep 25 : English county cricket club Essex's coach Paul Grayson is all praises for New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder and has branded him as one of the best players in world cricket.


Veteran batsman Younis not named in 'new and younger' ODI, T20 Pak squad

Karachi, Sep 25 : Veteran batsman Younis Khan failed to find a spot in the ODI team as Pakistan announced the squads for the upcoming one-day and Twenty20 series with Australia.


Ex-Lanka skipper Marvan Atapattu appointed head coach

London, Sep 25 : Former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu has been named as the team's new head coach following a successful spell as an interim coach.


Winning run shows KKR's character: Gambhir

Hyderabad, Sep 25 : Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir believes the three-wicket win over Perth Scorchers in Oppo Champions League T20 cricket championship shows the character of the team.


KKR's great run continues in Hyderabad

By Mohammed Shafeeq, Hyderabad, Sep 24 : Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) continues to have great run at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here as they reached the semifinal of Oppo Champions League Twenty20 match with third consecutive win.


KKR beat Perth Scorchers by three wickets

Hyderabad, Sep 24 : In the battle of champions, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the Perth Scorchers by three wickets in a thrilling Champions League Twenty20 encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Wednesday.


Kevin Pietersen unlikely to be recalled because Cook 'can't handle' him: Boycott

Johannesburg, Sep 24 : Former England cricket team captain Geoffrey Boycott has reportedly said that an international call for Kevin Pietersen is unlikely because captain Alastair Cook "can't handle" him.


ICC moves out tournament from Uganda

Kampala, Sep 24 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday moved the World Cricket League Division 3 Championship from Uganda to Kuala Lumpur over security concerns.


Cook likely to hold on to ODI captaincy as England names its squad

London, Sep 24 : Alastair Cook is expected to hold on to the position of the captain when England names its squad on Wednesday for the one-day series in Sri Lanka starting in November, a report said.


PCB fines Afridi, Akmal for failing to meet new fitness standards

Johannesburg, Sep 24 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly fined 12 players including, allrounder Shahid Afridi and batsman Umar Akmal, for failing to meet the new fitness standards set by the board in June.


Super Kings look to tame Lions in CLT20 (Preview)

Bangalore, Sep 24 : Lahore Lions will be under pressure to raise their performance level when they take on a confident Chennai Super Kings in a crucial Group A match of the Oppo Champions League T20 tournament here Thursday.


New Zealand beat Windies in women's T20

Kingstown (St. Vincent), Sep 24 : A fiery spell from new ball bowler Morna Neilson rocked the West Indies women top order and sent them tumbling to a seven-wicket loss against New Zealand women in the first Twenty20 International at Arnos Vale Sports Complex here.


Richardson keen on Windies head coach position

St. John's (Antigua), Sep 24 : Former West Indies cricket captain Richie Richardson has expressed an interest in the vacant position of head coach of the regional squad.


CLT20: Big win for Hobart Hurricanes

Raipur, Sep 23 : Northern Districts suffered a dramatic batting collapse as they went down by 86 runs to Hobart Hurricanes in the Champions League T20 cricket tournament at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here Tuesday.


Perth Scorchers looks to upset KKR

Hyderabad, Sep 23 : Perth Scorchers will look to upset Kolkata Knight Riders as the two teams clash in the Champions League Twenty20 here Wednesday.


For KKR, Hyderabad is home away from home: Wasim Akram

Hyderabad, Sep 23 : Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling mentor Wasim Akram feels Hyderabad is a home away from home for the team as it is getting good public support here.


Akram gives Gambhir credit for KKR's winning streak

Hyderabad, Sep 23 : Legendary Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram has given credit for Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) series of victories in the ongoing Champions League T20 to captain Gautam Gambhir saying he is marshalling his resources well and going for wickets in every game.


Kerala Cricket Association chips in to help state finances

Kochi, Sep 23 : The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided not to seek tax exemption on ticket sales for the India-West Indies first ODI scheduled to be held here on Oct 8 in view of the state government's precarious financial position, its chief said Tuesday.


Veteran cricket statistician Dossa dead

Mumbai, Sep 23 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Tuesday paid rich tribute to veteran cricket statistician Anandji Dossa, who passed away in New York, Monday. Dossa was 98.


Kuala Lumpur to host ICC WCL Division 3

Dubai, Sep 23 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday announced that the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 has been shifted from Uganda to Malaysia due to security reasons and will be held from Oct 23 to 30.


Ben Hilfenhaus all set for another crack with Oz post two-year hiatus

Johannesburg, Sep 24 : Australian fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus is all set to stake his claim on the hot pitches of the Middle East when Australia face Pakistan in a Test series next month, after a two-year long absence from the international front.


Ntini says playing highest cricket match on Mt. Kilimanjaro's tougest test of career

Johannesburg, Sep 23 : Former South African ace fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has said that he faces his a€˜hardest Test', as he is set to play the world's highest game of cricket near the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain at 5,895-metres.


Pak domestic bowler Adnan Rasool reported for suspect illegal bowling action

Karachi, Sep 23 : Pakistani domestic cricket team Lahore Lions' bowler Adnan Rasool has been reported for suspected illegal bowling action during his team's Champions League Twenty20 match with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in India on Sunday.


Waqar says Pak needs to come to terms with 'banned' Ajmal's absence in 2015 WC

Karachi, Sep 23 : Pakistan's cricket team head coach Waqar Younis is looking ahead as ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspension might affect the squad's World Cup chances and said that they have to plan thinking that the bowler could not be available for the mega tournament in Australia next year.


Windies women developing well, says Campbell

Kingstown (St. Vincent), Sep 23 : West Indies women's performance in the just concluded four-match One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand women, has come in for high praise from their head coach Sherwin Campbell.


CSK blitzkrieg makes up for poor fan turnout

Bangalore, Sep 22 : Former IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made light of the poor turnout of fans at the Chinnaswamy stadium here late Monday, with awesome batting display against Dolphins of South Africa in the Group A league tie of the Champions League T20 (CLT20).


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