India begin search for World Cup core, take on Sri Lanka

India begin search for World Cup core, take on Sri Lanka

DAMBULLA: The Tests clinched without much of a strain, India will begin the journey to identify the core of their 2019 World Cup squad when they square off against a low-on-confidence Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series, starting here tomorrow. The visitors won the three-Test series by a comfortable 3-0 margin and will look […]

Post U-19 snub, BCCI seeks govt nod for Asia Cup involving Pak

Post U-19 snub, BCCI seeks govt nod for Asia Cup involving Pak

New Delhi: The BCCI will seek the government’s clearance to conduct the 2018 Asia Cup, involving Pakistan, in India despite losing the hosting rights of the under-19 continental event due to Pakistan Cricket Board’s objections. “We had written to the government for the U-19 Asia Cup three months ago and we did not get a […]

COA seeks SC directive on removal of top BCCI office-bearers

COA seeks SC directive on removal of top BCCI office-bearers

NEW DELHI: The Committee of Administrators (COA) has sought the removal of BCCI office-bearers, including acting president CK Khanna and secretary Amitabh Choudhary, for non-compliance of Lodha Panel reforms. In its fifth Status Report submitted to the Supreme Court, the COA has also sought the removal of treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry. In a scathing report submitted […]

The worst series of my career, says Chandimal

The worst series of my career, says Chandimal

Pallekele: At a loss to explain Sri Lanka’s dismal performance against India, skipper Dinesh Chandimal said on Monday that the 0-3 thrashing was the “worst” Test series of his career and his team has no excuses to offer. The hosts were bowled out for 181 in their second innings, after following on post their 135-run […]

Lalit Modi resigns from RCA, says ‘goodbye to cricket admin’

NEW DELHI: Lalit Modi Saturday resigned as President of the Nagaur District Association, marking an end to his presence in the Rajasthan Cricket body, which was banned by the BCCI for allowing the tainted administrator in its fold. The 50-year-old Modi, who left India after being charged with money laundering, sent is resignation to both […]

Jadeja suspension: Kohli wants consistency in ICC rules

Jadeja suspension: Kohli wants consistency in ICC rules

KANDY: Missing the services of premier spinner Ravindra Jadeja due to a suspension, Indian captain Virat Kohli on Friday urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to be more consistent in implementing rules pertaining to the players’ code of conduct. “I think players have to be much more aware going ahead and just hoping that the […]

Jadeja’s fifer spins India to innings-win over Sri Lanka

Jadeja’s fifer spins India to innings-win over Sri Lanka

COLOMBOI: India buried Sri Lanka under a mountain of runs as they cantered to a comprehensive innings and 53-run victory in the second Test, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Sunday. The hosts, who put up their best batting show in the series so far were all-out for 386 in […]

Miandad tells PCB to boycott India in ICC events

Miandad tells PCB to boycott India in ICC events

KARACHI: Legendary Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad has called on the PCB to playing boycott matches against India in ICC events. The veteran of 124 Tests, who also coached the national team thrice, said it was time Pakistan took a strong stance on cricket ties with India keeping in mind national interest and pride. “It is […]

Batsmen put India in the driver’s seat on day two

Batsmen put India in the driver’s seat on day two

COLOMBO: India virtually batted Sri Lanka out of the second Test by crossing the 600-run mark for the second game in a row, setting themselves up for another big win on a pitch that is offering plenty to the spinners. India, resuming the day at 344 for three, went on to declare at 622 for […]

BCCI national selectors also want pay rise

BCCI national selectors also want pay rise

NEW DELHI: National selectors — both junior and senior — have requested the BCCI to revise their salaries after the Indian cricket board revealed that it is considering a pay hike for domestic cricketers and match officials. It has been learnt from a top official that BCCI received a few proposals on the revised pay […]

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