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Proteas thrash Kiwis by 72 runs in second ODI to take unbeatable 2-0 series lead

Wellington, Oct 24 : South Africa thrashed New Zealand by 72 runs in the second ODI at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui to take an unbeatable 2-0 series lead.


Ex-Proteas skipper Wessels' bemused' with Ryder's situation involving participation in NZ squad

Wellington, Oct 24 : Former South African captain Kepler Wessels is reportedly bemused with New Zealand Jesse Ryder's situation, as the all-rounder is 'too busy' to take part in domestic league and his involvement in the United Arab Emirates tour is yet to be discussed.


Scoring big hundreds way to Indian team: V.V.S. Laxman

Kolkata, Oct 24 : Roped in as a batting consultant by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), former India cricket great V.V.S. Laxman has a simple message for the upcoming generation of batsmen -- score big hundreds.


GCA wants tax probe into Kapil's lights firm

Panaji, Oct 24 : The Goa Cricket Association has asked the state government's finance ministry to probe iconic cricketer Kapil Dev's firm Dev Musco Lighting for inflated costs and other alleged improprieties in the process of installing floodlights at the association's academy.


Gautam Gambhir scores 167 but Central Zone get lead

Mohali, Oct 24 : Gautam Gambhir's 167 powered North Zone to 457 on the third day of the Duleep Trophy cricket semi-final against Central Zone at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Friday.


Ashton Turner to lead Cricket Australia XI against South Africa

Melbourne, Oct 24 : Ashton Turner will skipper the Cricket Australia (CA) XI against the South African side in a Twenty20 contest to be played Nov 2 at the North Sydney Oval.


Ahmed says will be happy if his ton helps Pak win first Test against Oz

Johannesburg, Oct 24 : Pakistan wicketkeeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has said that he would be happy if his innings help his team win, after he scored the fourth fastest ton by a Pakistani to help his side to a big first innings total of 454 on the second day of the first Test in Dubai on Thursday.


Windies women focused despite men's team upheaval

Canberra, Oct 24 : West Indies women's team management say their side will not be distracted by the controversy surrounding their male counterparts.


V.V.S. Laxman confident of India doing well Down Under

Kolkata, Oct 24 : Banking on the abundance of talented Indian cricketers, former India batting great V.V.S. Laxman Friday exuded confidence about the Indian cricket team doing well in its upcoming tour to Australia.


Flintoff 'excited' to play for Brisbane Heat in Australia's BBL

Johannesburg, Oct 24 : Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has extended his surprise return to Twenty20 cricket with Australia's domestic Big Bash League (BBL) on Thursday, and has joined the Brisbane Heat on a short-term deal for the same.


Former Windies fast bowler Lawson shines on US debut

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 24 : Former West Indies fast bowler Jermaine Lawson marked his debut for the United States by helping to demolish Bermuda on the opening day of the six-nation Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division Three 50-over tournament here.


Never wanted to abandon India tour: Marlon Samuels

Kingston, Oct 24 : West Indies stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said he never wanted to be part of the one-day team's plan to abandon the tour of India, and revealed he stayed away from most of the players' meetings during the troubled tour.


Jonathan Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017

London, Oct 23 : England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-year contract with Warwickshire.


Andrew Flintoff signs for Big Bash side Brisbane Heat

Brisbane, Oct 23 : Former England captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from international cricket in 2009, Wednesday confirmed that he will play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL) this summer.


Former Windies coach says he was fired by WICB

Kingston (Jamaica), Oct 23 : Ottis Gibson says he was fired as the West Indies head coach despite a statement from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) suggesting otherwise.


Younis' ton helps Pak gain stability after faltering start in first Test against Oz

Dubai, Oct 22 : Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan's ton helped his side gain some stability after a faltering start on the opening day of the first Test against Australia.


Don't have power to intervene in India-West Indies dispute: ICC

Dubai, Oct 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday admitted it "does not have the power to intervene" in the dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).


Duminy says NZ's fielding 'world benchmark' despite Proteas winning in first ODI

Wellington, Oct 22 : South African batsman J.P. Duminy has said that New Zealand fielding remains the benchmark in world cricket despite his side beating the hosts in the first ODI at Mt. Maunganui.


PCB planning Women's Cricket Cup to honour Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai

Karachi, Oct 22 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed on Tuesday that it aims to conduct a Women's Cricket Cup in the name of Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai to pay tribute to her for the achievement.


WICB forms task force to probe India tour pull-out

Bridgetown (Barbados), Oct 22 : The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has decided to establish a task force to probe the circumstances leading to the dramatic pull out by its cricketers from an ongoing tour of India.


Mitchell Johnson not in Akram's league yet: Waqar Younis

Dubai, Oct 22 : Australia's Mitchell Johnson may have threatened some of the best batting line-ups in world cricket with his lethal pace, but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says that the left-arm fast bowler is yet to reach Wasim Akram's level.


BCCI to pursue legal action against West Indies

Hyderabad, Oct. 21 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that it would pursue legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the cancellation of the ongoing tour of India by their team.


BCCI to move court against WICB, suspends bilateral tours

Hyderabad, Oct 21 : The Indian cricket board Tuesday decided to initiate legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and cancel all bilateral series against the Caribbean side whose players withdrew mid-way from an ongoing India tour last week.


BCCI to write to ICC about WICB's conduct

Hyderabad, Oct 21 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will write to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apprise the world body about the conduct of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), whose team cancelled the tour of India mid-way last week.


Dhoni, Bhuvneswar left out, Kohli to lead India

Hyderabad, Oct 21 : Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar were left out of the squad for the first three of the five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Sri Lanka, starting Nov 2, while star batsman Virat Kohli was named as the stand-in skipper of the 15-man squad selected here Tuesday.


BCCI to write to ICC about WICB's conduct

Hyderabad, Oct 21 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will write to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apprise the world body about the conduct of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), whose team cancelled the tour of India mid-way last week.


Siddle gains five kilos mass with 'vegetarian' diet to regain speed for Pak Test

Wellington, Oct 21 : Australian fast-medium bowler Peter Siddle has reportedly added five kilos of mass in a bid to regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann wants his quicks to deliver and has said that he is ready to show that his meat-free diet can provide the fuel he needs to survive the searing heat of the Middle East.


Associate ICC nations confident ahead of World Cricket League

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 21 : Three associate member nations of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Uganda, Bermuda and Singapore Tuesday exuded optimism of their teams' chances of winning the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3, beginning here Wednesday.


West Indies players to play in IPL

Hyderabad, Oct 21 : Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Ranjib Biswal said Tuesday that despite the West Indies players cancelling their tour of India mid-way last week, they will play in the cash-rich league next season.


Dhoni rested, Kohli to lead India

Hyderabad, Oct 21 : Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was rested for the first three of the five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Sri Lanka, starting Nov 2, while explosive batsman Virat Kohli was named the stand-in skipper of the 15-man squad selected Tuesday.


KP is 'a guy who commands huge respect' for Morgan

Wellington, Oct 21 : England batsman Eoin Morgan has said that his former teammate Kevin Pietersen is a guy who commands huge respect and believes that the strength of the national cricket team in the wake of the ousted batsman's autobiography would be measured by the way in which the team performs at the World Cup.


Aus eyeing No.1 Test spot during Pak series in UAE

Dubai, Oct 21 : Australia has a chance to reclaim the top spot in the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings when it faces host Pakistan in the two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which starts on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.


Bangladesh will aim to reduce 20-point deficit against Zimbabwe during Test series

Dubai, Oct 21 : Bangladesh would be aiming to reduce a 20-point deficit on Zimbabwe as both teams will aim to gain vital ranking points in their Test series, which starts on 25 October.


Waqar believes Oz paceman Johnson will be 'X-Factor' during Test series against Pak

Karachi, Oct 21 : Pakistan cricket team head coach Waqar Younis is of the opinion that Pakistan 'A's' 153-run win over Australia in a warm-up game has helped him find flaws in the opposition for the first Test starting in Dubai, saying that paceman Mitchell Johnson would be a key factor.


Australia aim for top Test spot

Dubai, Oct 21 : Australia have a chance to reclaim the top Test team spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings when they take on Pakistan in a two-match series in the United Arab Emirates from Wednesday.


BCCI to move court against WICB, suspends bilateral tours

Hyderabad, Oct 21 : The Indian cricket board Tuesday decided to initiate legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and cancel all bilateral series against the Caribbean side whose players withdrew mid-way from an ongoing India tour last week.


Primed for huge summer of cricket: Shane Watson

Sydney, Oct 21 : Australian all-rounder Shane Watson Tuesday said after battling five months with a calf injury he is now primed for a huge summer of international cricket.


Marsh, O'Keefe to herald new dawn in Australian cricket

Canberra, Oct 21 : On the eve of a new Test series against Pakistan, the Australian cricket team is on the verge of a major makeover.


Hagley Oval receives ICC accreditation

Christchurch, Oct 21 : The Hagley Oval, New Zealand's newest cricket ground and venue for the opening game of the 2015 World Cup, Tuesday received the official accreditation from the International Cricket Council (ICC).


Mahanama is fourth match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs

Dubai, Oct 21 : Roshan Mahanama became the latest member of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) elite panel of match referees to reach the 200-mark milestone in One-Day Internationals (ODI) when he officiated the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Tuesday.


India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

By Arul Louis, United Nations, Oct 21 : The success of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in cricket embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday.


Hesson says Ryder got 'ground to make up' for return to NZ squad

Wellington, Oct 20 : New Zealand cricket team coach Mike Hesson has met with all-rounder Jesse Ryder on his return from England, and said that the player has got ground to make up for return to national team.


CA establishes amnesty period for players in bid to remove corruption

Wellington, Oct 20 : Cricket Australia (CA) has reportedly announced an amnesty period for cricketers to report corruption-related suspicions in an extraordinary effort to tidy out match fixing and zero in on shady characters behind it.


South Africa eyes number-one ODI ranking in New Zealand

New Delhi, Oct.20 : South Africa has a chance to reclaim top spot in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings when it faces New Zealand in first of the three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), which starts on Wednesday in Mount Maunganui.


Hafeez confident about bowling action despite being reported in Indian domestic league

Karachi, Oct 20 : Despite being reported during an Indian domestic league game in September, Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has said that he is confident about his bowling action.


Proteas look to strike psychological blow to NZ during ODI series in preparation for WC

Johannesburg, Oct 20 : South Africa cricket team is reportedly looking to strike a psychological blow against New Zealand ahead of the World Cup early next year as they open an ODI series against the Black Caps on Tuesday.


Vettori included in NZ's 14-man squad for first of three ODIs against Proteas

Johannesburg, Oct 20 : Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has been included in the national team's 14-man squad to play the first of three ODIs against South Africa on Tuesday.


Clive Lloyd apologises for Windies' abrupt withdrawal from India tour

Johannesburg, Oct 20 : West Indies cricket team's chief selector and former captain Clive Lloyd has apologised for the national team's abrupt withdrawal from India tour because of a pay dispute between the country's cricket board and the players' union.


Dunk, White, Reardon named in Australia's T20 squad

Melbourne, Oct 20 : Ben Dunk was named as wicketkeeper batsman while Nathan Reardon and Cameron White also earned call-ups as Australia Monday announced their Twenty20 squad for the three-match cricket series against South Africa starting Nov 5 at the Adelaide Oval.


Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar move up in ICC rankings

Dubai, Oct 20 : India's Virat Kohli moved up to the second spot in the batting chart while Bhuvneshwar Kumar earned his maiden entry into the top 10 bowler's list, following their 2-1 One-Day International (ODI) series win over West Indies, in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings released Monday.


Cricket Australia concerned over Windies crisis

Melbourne, Oct 20 : Cricket Australia (CA) has said it is 'deeply concerned' over the West Indies players' decision to abandon their Indian tour as the Australian cricketers are scheduled to tour the Caribbean in 2015.


India series chance for fringe players: Jayasuriya

Colombo, Oct 19 : Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya Sunday said the upcoming five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against India will help their team in trying out their fringe players before the World Cup.


Rahane seeks consistency to secure India team spot

Dharamsala, Oct 19 : Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane has said he is working towards attaining greater consistency and is looking to convert starts into big scores to secure his place in the Indian squad.


Sri Lanka to host India in 2015

Colombo, Oct 19 : After agreeing to tour India from Nov 1 following the the West Indies' refusal to complete the tour, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Sunday said it will host India in a Test series instead of travelling to India in August 2015.


New Zealand call-up Brownlie, Latham for South Africa series

Christchurch, Oct 19 : New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Sunday called up batsmen Dean Brownlie and Tom Latham for the first of the three-match One-Day Internationals (ODI) series against South Africa beginning Tuesday.


Skipper Sana Mir says Pak women's cricket team has 'very bright future'

Karachi, Oct 19 : Pakistan women cricket team captain Sana Mir, who helped the team grab two Gold Medals in the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games in Guangzhou and Incheon, has said that the future of their women's cricket is very bright.


'Duty bound' McCullum says will testify against Cairns in trial to 'protect the game'

Johannesburg, Oct 19 : New Zealand cricket team captain Brendon McCullum has said that he would testify against his former teammate Chris Cairns in a perjury trial in London next year because he feels a duty to protect the game.


Hughes says reverse swing 'as big a threat as spin' after Oz's 153-run loss to Pak 'A'

Karachi, Oct 19 : Australia's top-order batsman Phillip Joel Hughes has conceded that reverse swing is as big a threat as quality spin bowling after they lost their only warm-up match against Pakistan 'A' by a whopping 153-runs in Sharjah on Saturday.


Australia's Watson eyes coaching future

Sydney, Oct 19 : Revealing his passion for coaching, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson Sunday said that contrasting experiences under two national coaches - Mickey Arthur and Darren Lehmann - will hold him in good stead for the role in the future.


KP set to resume career in birth country South Africa within fortnight

London, Oct 19 : Ousted England batsman Kevin Pietersen is reportedly set to resume his cricket career in South Africa within a fortnight.


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