• Former India cricketer S Sreesanth speaks to the press
    Jul 30, 2015 13:53 IST

    Politicising Sreesanth ban further harms Indian cricket

    The problem, as has happened in Sreesanth’s context, is that politicians will exploit a regional identity sentiment without going into the merit of the case and how deeply it can harm the cause of sport.

  • Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
    Jul 30, 2015 11:45 IST

    BCCI not a recognised federation: sports minister Sonowal

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not a recognised national sports federation, sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal informed the parliament on Tuesday.

  • Indian ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    Jul 30, 2015 11:09 IST

    Dhoni uses time off from cricket to play football, badminton

    MS Dhoni, cooling off for nearly a month in his hometown, was back to his ‘professional’ ways, playing a full 90-minute football match with players of the Silli Football Academy at Silli Stadium near Ranchi.

  • James Anderson Ashes third Test 2015
    Jul 29, 2015 21:06 IST

    Ashes 3rd Test: Anderson takes 6 as Australia fold for 136

    Australia were dismissed for just 136 by England after winning the toss on the first day of the third Ashes test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

  • Haroon Lorgat
    Jul 29, 2015 16:37 IST

    No more differences with BCCI: Cricket South Africa's Lorgat

    While South Africa gear up for their longest ever tour to India that will stretch to two-and-a-half months, they are also banking on India’s return series that should be held in early 2018. A full series in the African country is finally on the anvil as relations between the two boards seem to be getting better.

  • Rajasthan Royals players from (L to R): Ajit Chandila, S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan.
    Jul 29, 2015 14:08 IST

    Ban on Sreesanth, Chavan, Chandila to stay: Anurag Thakur

    The BCCI on Wednesday made it very clear that it was not having second thoughts on revoking the ban on former India pacer S Sreesanth, Mumbai spinner Ankeet Chavan, and Rajasthan off-spinner in the wake of a Delhi Court dropping all charges against them in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing case.

  • IPL spot fixing
    Jul 29, 2015 13:37 IST

    Mumbai cricket body to discuss Chavan's plea to revoke ban

    The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has received a formal request from banned cricketer Ankeet Chavan to be allowed to resume his cricket career and the state association will decide on the matter at its managing committee meeting on Sunday, August 2.

  • Jul 29, 2015 19:38 IST

    Kohli, Pujara fail as Australia A bowl out India A for 135

    The first day of the second and final four-day first class cricket match against Australia A turned out to be dismal for India A, who were bowled out for 135 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. At stumps, Australia A were batting at 43 for no loss with openers Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja unbeaten on 24 and 13.

  • Mitchell Johnson
    Jul 29, 2015 11:54 IST

    England look to turn tables on Australia in 3rd Ashes Test

    Joe Root is confident England’s latest collapse against an Australia pace attack led by Mitchell Johnson won’t still haunt them come the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston starting on Wednesday.

  • Suresh Raina
    Jul 29, 2015 11:13 IST

    Want more chances to prove myself in Tests: Suresh Raina

    "I have not been given enough chances to prove my calibre as a Test cricketer. You can’t judge a player on the basis of just one match after a hectic series of one-day and T20 games. I am not asking for five Test matches to prove myself. Give me two-three games. And if I don’t perform, drop me forever," Raina said.

  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur
    Jul 29, 2015 10:06 IST

    Players to sign 'no conflict of interest' undertaking: BCCI

    A major decision the Supreme Court took in the IPL spot-fixing case was to strike down the controversial BCCI rule amendment that allowed former president N Srinivasan to buy a franchisee. The new BCCI regime has taken the first step to improve its image, asking members to sign a ‘no conflict of interest’ undertaking.

  • Indian Test Captain Virat Kohli
    Jul 29, 2015 09:29 IST

    Seeking form, Test captain Kohli to play India A game vs Aussies

    As India get ready to tour Sri Lanka for the Test series next month, Virat Kohli is looking to shed the rustiness after a break with a four-day game for India A against Australia’s second string side starting in Chennai on Wednesday.

  • former South African cricket captain Clive Rice
    Jul 28, 2015 16:48 IST

    South Africa's 1st post-apartheid skipper Clive Rice dies

    Former South African cricket team all-rounder Clive Rice, the first post-apartheid captain of the nation, died on Tuesday aged 66, an official from the national cricket association said.

  • Indian cricketer Suresh Raina plays a shot
    Jul 28, 2015 15:53 IST

    Raina leaves Rhiti Sports, signs 3-year deal with IOS group

    Indian cricketer Suresh Raina signed a three-year deal with leading sports management group, IOS Sports & Entertainment on Tuesday, leaving Rhiti Sports, his current player management agency.

  • 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.