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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

Cricket News

MI crash out of CLT20 as Northern, Lahore Lions make the cut

Defending champions Mumbai Indianspaid the price for their indifferent show, crashing out of the Champions League T20 as a committed Northern Knights from New Zealand overpowered them with a one-sided six-wicket victory in the final qualifying round match at Raipur on Tuesday.

Afridi named Pak T20 captain till 2016

Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday.

For J-K cricketer Parvez Rasool, this productive bat was worth taking a risk

A lot has been lost in the surging waters of the Jhelum but Parvez Rasool, the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play for India, managed to save a prized possession, his cricket bat.

Reigning IPL champions KKR keen on good CLT20 showing

Reigning Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders are looking to justify their 'reputation' with a good showing in the sixth edition edition of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.

Mumbai stay in contention with huge win

Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Champions League Twenty20.

Wright on Ajmal ban: Interesting to see what happens

Very few people have seen subcontinent cricket as closely as former India coach John Wright. And it was during the fag end of his stint, in March 2005, that Harbhajan Singh was reported for a suspected action while bowling his doosra.

Northern Knights cruise to win in CLT20 qualifier

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson showed his prowess in the shortest format as his innings powered Northern Knights to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka's Southern Express in a rain-curtailed opening game of the Champions League T20 in Raipur.

India's sports science is still in Stone Age

The one thing that is confirmed in life is death. In sports, it's injury. The trick is to minimise injuries by being better prepared, writes sports-exercise and musculoskeletal medicine specialist Dr Rajat Chauhan.

Dilshan pulls out of CLT20 due to personal reasons

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Tillekaratne Dilshan became the latest high-profile player to pull out of the Champions League T20, where he was supposed to play for Sri Lankan side Southern Express.

CLT20: Mumbai Indians lose to Lahore Lions in qualifier

Umar Akmal played a stunning cameo as Lahore Lions beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their opening qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 in Raipur on Saturday.

Wives and girlfriends on tour don't affect player performance: Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid came to Virat Kohli's aid on Friday, dismissing the notion that the presence of wives or girlfriends on tour is a reason for poor performances.

Player contracts delayed due to BCCI's AGM postponement

With the BCCI deciding to postpone its annual general meeting (AGM), player contracts are going to be delayed as well.

IPL teams and stars keep CLT20 tournament breathing

In its sixth year of fragile existence, the Champions League T20 has seen a fourth title sponsor, only two countries hosting it and English counties giving it a miss three times.

ODI cricket is on weak wicket, it needs proper context: Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Friday said of the three formats of the game, ODI cricket at present was largely irrelevant and struggling to survive and consequently there should be more tournaments like Champions Trophy or World Cup to give it a proper context.

Supreme Court does not entertain Srinivasan's oral plea

The apex court did not go into the oral plea of N Srinivasan to immediately carry out correction in its order relating to report by Justice Mudgal Committee which is probing him and 12 players in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal.
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