The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not averse to use bullying tactics, but are unlikely to go as far as jeopardise the Champions Trophy over the ICC Cricket Committee controversy.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq feels missing the T20 match could be a blessing in disguise for his team's players as they would enter the upcoming Champions Trophy relatively fresh compared to those who are participating in the tournament.
After the police slapped Mcoca on players and bookies charged with spot-fixing in the T20 league, major bookies stayed away from circulating betting rates for the Champions Trophy. Manish Pachouly
Ian Bell cracked a responsible 91 and James Anderson scalped three wickets as England dished out a disciplined allround performance to notch up a convincing 48-run victory over Australia in their Group A match of the Champions Trophy in Birmingham today. Scorecard
The Asia House near the Earl’s Court tube station promises sumptuous Indian fare. As one stepped inside one could hear the waiters talk in a distinct vernacular, it wasn’t Punjabi or Tamil though. It was Bangla! Rohit Bhaskar
Today, Indian cricket is identified by the wealth of its Board, but it was Kapil's Devils who gave the belief to officials. HT
looks back at the 1983 World Cup semifinal that gave Indian cricket wings and its sporting identity. Sanjjeev K Samyal
A study in a popular science journal concurred that teams wearing a red kit have the best odds of victory. Will it work for an England team that has lost all four ICC finals it has competed in? Rohit Bhaskar
When Virat Kohli broke into a jig Gangnam style, it evoked memories of two other triumphs against seriously long odds by a team that also wears blue. A team known as Azzurri (plural of azzurro or light blue). Dhiman Sarkar reports.