India enter ICC World T20 as number one ranked side

DUBAI: India on Monday sealed the numero uno spot in the ICC Twenty20 rankings after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side won the Asia Cup in Mirpur and will now enter the World T20 as the top team. India clinched the Asia Cup trophy after beating hosts Bangladesh by eight wickets in Mirpur last night and strengthened […]

Kohli, not Dhoni, is the finisher for me: Gambhir

New Delhi: Most of the cricket world might swear by the finishing skills of Indian limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni but out-of-favour opener Gautam Gambhir feels it is Virat Kohli who deserves the tag of being the side’s finisher. “It’s a tag given by the media. Virat is a finisher for me. An opener can […]

ICC ACU used Amir’s example to educate, says chief Flanagan

ICC ACU used Amir’s example to educate, says chief Flanagan

Mumbai: The International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Unit has utilised a video made of spot-fix tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammed Amir to educate players about the consequences of indulging in corrupt practices. “We have actually used Mohammad Amir (incident) at a very early stage. He did make a video for us before he admitted his guilt and […]

Vijender Singh in Olympics? Looks unlikely

New Delhi: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) may have thrown the Olympic door open for professional boxers but it is unlikely that Indian star Vijender Singh would be able to grab the opportunity even though he is keen to make it. Professional boxers would be allowed to compete in the Olympic Games in August in […]

Bista slams maiden first class century

Mumbai: Dropped from the Ranji Trophy squad, opener Jay Bista slammed his maiden first class ton to lead Ranji Trophy champions to a strong 386 for 3 on day one of the five-day Irani Cup game against Rest of India on Sunday. At stumps the 41-time national champions were sailing along merrily by riding on […]

Asia Cup: Confident India ready for Bangladesh challenge in final

Asia Cup: Confident India ready for Bangladesh challenge in final

MIRPUR: Unstoppable so far with clinical performances, a formidable India will square off against a passionate and sprightly Bangladesh in their quest for continental supremacy in the final of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament, here on Sunday. On paper, India are overwhelming favourites as the ICC rankings (India’s 1st vs Bangladesh’s 10th) suggests. But […]

We assure fool-proof security but ball in PCB court: BCCI

We assure fool-proof security but ball in PCB court: BCCI

New Delhi: The BCCI Friday assured foolproof security to Pakistan for the World Twenty20 in India, a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) threatened to pull out of the mega event citing safety concerns. Asked about PCB chief Shaharyar Khan seeking written assurance from the BCCI and the Indian government, senior Board official and […]

Asia Cup disaster: Afridi’s job is safe, PCB chairman declares

Asia Cup disaster: Afridi’s job is safe, PCB chairman declares

Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan has tried to quell speculations about a possible change in the captaincy before the World Twenty20 by declaring that the board had no plans to remove current skipper Shahid Afridi. Khan said the flamboyant all-rounder will remain in charge for the mega event in India. This was […]