Cricket

  • 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.

  • 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.