ICC World T-20: Australia sign off with a win

DHAKA: Pre-tournament favourites Australia finished their unimpressive World Twenty20 campaign with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in Dhaka on Tuesday. Openers Aaron Finch scored a 45-ball 71 and David Warner knocked a fiery 35-ball 48 to help Australia chase down a 154-run target in 17.3 overs in the Super-10 Group two match. Australia and […]

Srinivasan can’t attend ICC meetings: Abdi

Jaipur: Rajasthan Cricket Association’s representative in the BCCI, Mehmood Abdi, on Tuesday said that N Srinivasan is not eligible to represent the body in the ICC after being forced to step aside due to a Supreme Court directive. Srinivasan has been replaced by Sunil Gavaskar as the interim BCCI chief after the Supreme Court directed […]

Broad may quit England’s captaincy following Netherlands thrashing

London: England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad has reportedly admitted that he may quit his role as the team`s captain following a humiliating defeat by the Netherlands in the World Twenty20 tournament. The skipper said that he thoroughly enjoyed the role over the past couple of years, but the day was `extremely disappointing` as England lost […]

Sports Ministry derecognises IABF

NEW DELHI: Livid with the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation’s refusal to comply with its directives, the Sports Ministry on Tuesday derecognised the IABF with immediate effect. It comes as another massive jolt to the IABF, which has already been terminated by its international parent body, AIBA. “The matter has been considered in totality and […]

ICC World T20: Netherlands outclass dismal England

ICC World T20: Netherlands outclass dismal England

Chittagong: The Netherlands produced the biggest upset of the ICC World Twenty20 as they handed a listless England side an embarrassing 45-run defeat in an inconsequential Super 10 match here on Monday. Put into bat, the Netherlands scored a modest 133 for 5 in their allotted 20 overs with Wesley Barresi top-scoring with 48 and […]

Herath magic leads SL into semis

Chittagong: Rangana Herath bowled a dream spell of five wickets for just three runs as Sri Lanka bowled out New Zealand for 60 while defending 119 to win by 59 runs in their last World T20 Super 10 match. After Martin Guptill got run out at the score of 18, Herath ripped through the Lankan […]

Confident West Indies face upbeat Pakistan in final group game

MIRPUR: It will be a battle between two world-class off-spinners as defending champions West Indies meet Pakistan in a ‘Do-or-Die’ final group league encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 here today. Both teams are on four points each and it will be a virtual quarter-final clash to decide on the second semi-finalist from Group 2 […]

If ICC has no problem with doosra, we should appreciate it: Saqlain

MIRPUR: Saqlain Mushtaq, the pioneer of ‘doosra’, is immensely proud that the delivery will always be associated with his name and also want people to stop questioning its legality as ICC never had any problems with it. “I always feel proud when somebody bowls a doosra or a carrom ball. If any new variation is […]

BCCI complies with SC order, removes all India Cements staff

MUMBAI: Complying with the Supreme Court’s order, the BCCI has given marching orders to all the employees of India Cements or its associate companies who were also part of the Cricket Board. Confirming the development, a BCCI source on Monday said, “All India Cements employees connected with the BCCI have been taken out of the […]

Pakistan will win T20 World Cup: Niall O’Brien

London: Irish wicketkeeper-batsman Niall O`Brien has predicted that Pakistan will win this year`s Twenty20 World Cup, which is being played in Bangladesh. In an interview given to PakPassion.net recently, O`Brien, who has played 59 one day internationals and 21 T20Is for Ireland so far, when asked which team would go on to win the 2014 […]