Jacques Kallis has been left out of South Africa's squad for next month's Champions Trophy, the first time in years the veteran allrounder won't play at a major one-day tournament for his country.
England have recalled batsman Ravi Bopara and fast bowler Tim Bresnan for the one-day series against New Zealand and next month's Champions Trophy on home soil, the England and Wales Cricket Board said today.
The Indian team is scheduled to play two warm-up games against Sri Lanka and Australia ahead of its ICC Champions Trophy Group B opener against South Africa next month in England.
All-rounder Dwayne Bravo was named as West Indies captain for next month's Champions Trophy, replacing Darren Sammy who stays in charge of the Test and Twenty 20 squads.
The spot-fixing saga in the ongoing T20 today took a dramatic turn with ICC withdrawing controversal Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf from the panel of match officials for the upcoming Champions Trophy in England as his role in the scandal is being investigated by Mumbai police.
Former captain Anil Kumble on Sunday said India will miss the services of Sachin Tendulkar when they enter the field for the first time without the batting great in a world-level tournament but insisted the team has enough young talent to do the job in the Champions Trophy.
India's young batsmen will face some Australian chin-music when they two teams square off in the second and final warm-up game on a newly-laid pitch at the Swalec Stadium here on Tuesday.
If there's one cricketer who's hard to miss owing to his physique it's England pacer from the 1980s and early 90s Gladstone Small, yes him of no-neck fame. Rohit Bhaskar
spoke to the 51-year-old veteran of 17 Tests and 53 ODIs. Excerpts from the interview.
When the Indian cricket team is in town it brings in the big bucks for all concerned parties. But it’s not just the local cricket board that reaps the benefit of cricket’s most popular team, even the hawkers on the street make the most of it. Rohit Bhaskar reports.
All India matches plus semi-finals and finals of the Champions Trophy would be shown live and without advertisement on the national broadcaster Doordarshan. Chetan Chauhan reports.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has urged his batsmen to take advantage of the absence of South Africa's top pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, when the two teams clash in a crucial Champions Trophy game on Monday.
Marlon Samuels is no stranger to controversy, from serving match-fixing bans for relaying information to bookies, to an off-spin action that is constantly under the scanner. Rohit Bhaskar
Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardena have been officially reprimanded for excessive appealing during their Champions Trophy match against New Zealand in Birmingham.
Australian captain Michael Clarke remained sidelined from Champions Trophy action after he was ruled out of Wednesday's match against New Zealand, Cricket Australia said in a statement today.
Australia batsman David Warner has been dropped for the country's Champions Trophy match against New Zealand on Wednesday, after allegedly being involved in a late-night tussle with an England player, Cricket Australia said.