Cricket

  • Lok Sabha member Anurag Thakur. HT Photo
    Jul 27, 2015 19:18 IST

    Gurdaspur attack: Cricket and terror can't go hand in hand, says BCCI

    The attack on a police station in Punjab on Monday by terrorists believed to be from across the border has thrown a big question mark over the India-Pakistan cricket series planned to be played in December this year.

  • MS Dhoni
    Jul 27, 2015 15:24 IST

    South Africa to begin longest tour of India from October 2

    The South African cricket team will embark on its longest tour to India, playing three Twenty20 internationals, followed by five one-day internationals (ODIs) and four Test matches, beginning from October 2.

  • Cricketer S Sreesanth in bowling practice
    Jul 27, 2015 14:34 IST

    After exoneration in IPL fixing case, Sreesanth starts practice

    Former India bowler S Sreesanth started his first workout in the nets in Kochi on Sunday, a day after he was exonerated by a court in Delhi in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case.

  • Ankeet Chavan, S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila
    Jul 27, 2015 00:27 IST

    IPL spot-fixing verdict: 'Lack of laws let accused go'

    The court on Saturday exonerated cricketers Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan and S Sreesanth along with 33 others in the sensational IPL-6 spot fixing case wherein Delhi Police Special Cell has accused them of being part of a syndicate indulging in violence, extortion, boot-legging, money laundering and cheating in an organised manner.

  • Sri Lankan cricketers Tillakaratne Dilshan, centre, and Kusal Perera, left, run
    Jul 27, 2015 08:54 IST

    Perera, Dilshan help Sri Lanka win 5th ODI as Pakistan clinch series

    Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera led his side's strong batting display to give the hosts a comprehensive, 165-run consolation win over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-dayer in Hambantota on Sunday, as Pakistan clinched the series 3-2.

  • Former India cricketer S Sreesanth speaks to the press
    Jul 26, 2015 17:52 IST

    If I had known Dawood, I wouldn't have been a cricketer: Sreesanth

    Former India pacer S Sreesanth said on Sunday he had no connection with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, a day after a Delhi court cleared him of spot-fixing charges.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    Jul 26, 2015 13:56 IST

    Federer world's most marketable sportsperson, MS Dhoni in 9th spot

    World number two tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland has been named the most marketable sportsperson in the world, while India's ODI cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni came in ninth in a power list prepared by the London School of Marketing (LSM).

  • Rajasthan Royals players from (L to R): Ajit Chandila, S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan.
    Jul 26, 2015 12:01 IST

    Poll | IPL spot fixing: Should BCCI lift ban on acquitted players?

    A Delhi court acquitted prominent players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, along with 32 others in the high-profile IPL 6 spot fixing case, which has adversely impacted Indian cricket's image and credibility in recent times.

  • IPL spot fixing
    Jul 26, 2015 10:11 IST

    IPL spot fixing: BCCI quick to ban players but slow on officials

    On Saturday when the players it punished, on the basis of a police spot-fixing probe, were cleared by a city court, the BCCI was prompt in issuing a statement that its ban won’t be affected by the verdict. Contrast the Board’s alertness on player punishments with how it deals with officials. When Chennai Super Kings’ Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals’ Raj Kundra were arrested for betting and bookie links, it formed a two-member committee of retired judges which hurriedly gave a clean chit.

  • Ankeet Chavan, S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila
    Jul 26, 2015 09:04 IST

    IPL spot fixing: 'No Dawood Ibrahim, Shakeel link established'

    Delhi Police failed to establish a link between underworld dons Chhota Shakeel and Dawood Ibrahim or the existence of a crime syndicate controlled by them which allegedly ran a spot-fixing racket in IPL-6, a city court said on Saturday.

  • Rajasthan Royals players from (L to R): Ajit Chandila, S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan.
    Jul 26, 2015 00:46 IST

    'I've got my life back': Post fixing acquittal, they want to play

    “All are discharged.” The three words by judge Neena Bansal Krishna at the Patiala House court on Saturday afternoon breathed a new lease of life into three Rajasthan Royals players, Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila.

  • Virat Kohli Bangladesh India Fatullah Test
    Jul 25, 2015 20:11 IST

    Sri Lanka tour to be Virat Kohli's first real exam as Test captain

    Although Kohli began as Test captain on the Australia tour, leading in the first and last Tests and stamping his aggression, the demands were less as he only stood in for Dhoni in Adelaide and then led in Sydney after the skipper’s abrupt retirement.

  • BCCI
    Jul 25, 2015 19:36 IST

    IPL spot fixing verdict: BCCI ban on players to stay for time being

    Despite the verdict of a Delhi court dropping all charges against former India pacer S Sreesanth, Rajasthan off-spinner Ajit Chandila, and Mumbai left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal on Saturday, the BCCI has decided to stick to its ban on the three cricketers for the time being.

  • Former India cricketer S Sreesanth
    Jul 25, 2015 18:17 IST

    After fixing acquittal, Sreesanth keen to play for India again

    After being cleared of all charges of spot fixing by a Delhi court on Saturday, former India pacer S Sreesanth and two others, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan found it tough to control their emotions and said they were desperate to make a comeback to the game after two years of ignominy.

  • Saurav Ganguly
    Jul 25, 2015 19:33 IST

    Happy about players' acquittal: Ganguly on IPL spot-fixing verdict

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said on Saturday he was happy for the acquittal of the three cricketers by a Delhi court of spot fixing charges and insisted that the Board should not have a problem with the order.