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  • Ganguly says India favourites for 2019 World Cup

    New Delhi: Former skipper Sourav Ganguly believes India will go to any World Cup as favourites, whether they win or not, thanks to their consistency and quality. The cricketing great said that India was one of the title contenders in the 2003, 2007 editions of the World Cups and went on to...

  • Icing on the cake: Iceland to play first-ever int'l cricket match

    London: This news might not hot things up in the world of cricket, but Iceland is ready for international cricket. Yes, Iceland's cricket board has said that its national team team will play its first-ever international match soon. A press release from Krikketsamband Islands (Icelandic Cricket...

  • Cauvery row: CSK home matches shifted to Pune

    Chennai: With IPL matches facing protests from Tamil groups, the Indian Premier League Governing Council has decided to shift the remaining home matches of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to Pune. CSK, who have made a comeback to the cash-rich Twenty20 league after serving a two-year ban, will now...

  • BCCI to take call on shifting IPL from Chennai: CSK CEO

    New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Chief Execuitve Officer K.S. Viswanathan on Tuesday confirmed that the Chennai police have suggested they shift their IPL matches from Chennai amidst the volatile situation over the Cauvery water dispute."We talked to the Chennai Commissioner of Police over the...

  • IPL: I enjoy playing long innings, says Dhawan

    Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad opener Shikhar Dhawan (77 not out), who played a match-winning knock in the fourth match against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match, said he enjoys playing long innings as it benefits him and the franchise. Chasing a paltry 126 run on...

  • IPL: Kolkata rides on Narine's brutal hitting to outclass RCB

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode on Nitish Rana's all-round show and Sunil Narine's whirlwind 19-ball 50 to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by four wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Sunday. In front of a packed Eden Gardens and co-owner Shah Rukh...

  • Shoaib Akhtar sad about 'friend' Salman's sentence

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is upset that his "friend" Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in prison in a case of poaching blackbucks. He finds the punishment harsh. "Really sad to see my friend Salman Khan sentenced for five years, but the law must take its...

  • Under new leader, KKR aim to emulate Gambhir-era success

    Kolkata: Time will tell whether the absence of their most successful skipper, Gautam Gambhir, will impact Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) or not, but in new captain Dinesh Karthik the two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions will find a seasoned campaigner who feels he has matured enough to "get...

  • Lehmann to quit as Australia coach after 4th Test

    Johannesburg: Australia cricket team head coach Darren Lehmann on Thursday announced his resignation, saying the fourth Test against hosts South Africa starting on Friday will be his last match in charge of the team. The 48-year-old was on Wednesday cleared of any wrongdoing in the...

  • I made a serious error of judgement: Steve Smith

    Sydney: Breaking down often during a press conference, a distraught former Australia skipper Steve Smith on Thursday apologised for his involvement in the ball tampering scandal and took full responsibility for it. Smith, who along with his deputy David Warner was banned for a year,...

  • 'I apologize for my part and take responsibility for it'

    Sydney: Breaking his silence on the ball tampering scandal, disgraced Australian opener David Warner on Friday apologized for "the distress he has caused the sport and its fans". "To cricket fans in Australia and all over the world, I am currently on my way to Sydney. Mistakes have been...

  • Steve Smith, David Warner banned for 12 months: Report

    Canberra: Four days after they were exposed, Australian captain Steve Smith and Vice Captain David Warner were suspended by Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday for 12 months each and Cameron Bancroft for nine months over a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.CA Chief Executive James Sutherland...