IPL venue decision on March 5, says Rajiv Shukla

Nagpur: The suspense over the venues for this year`s IPL is all set to end on March 5 when the BCCI will take a decision on the matter in a meeting here, Board vice-president Rajiv Shukla revealed on Sunday. “The BCCI president has been authorised to take a decision,” Shukla told reporters, adding that the […]

All-round SA pip Pakistan to maiden title triumph

DUBAI: South Africa finally broke their Under-19 World Cup jinx by beating crowd favourites Pakistan by six wickets in a predominantly one-sided final in Dubai. It had been a bowler’s tournament all the way through and the final lived up to that billing as South Africa’s seamers, led by Corbin Bosch, bundled out Pakistan for […]

New Delhi: Senior off-spinner and Punjab captain Harbhajan Singh on Saturday said that Parveez Rasool, who was a part of the Rest of India squad, Harbhajan feels that he is still very much a work in progress, Harbhajan told reporters at the end of the Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Delhi at the Kotla. “Rasool […]

Asia Cup: Team India face Pakistan in do-or-die clash

MIRPUR: Driven into a corner after their defeat to Sri Lanka, India will look to regroup quickly and plug their loopholes as they go into the make or break match against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup on Sunday. With back-to-back victories over Pakistan and India, Sri Lanka have virtually assured themselves of a berth […]

Warner ton puts Australia on top

CAPE TOWN: Opener David Warner hit a run-a-ball century as Australia took charge of the third and final test by reaching 294 for three when this report was filed on the first day at Newlands on Saturday. Warner scored 135 off 152 with 12 fours as South Africa’s bowlers toiled on a lifeless wicket after […]

It’s India’s batting vs Pakistan’s bowling, says Zaheer Abbas

Mirpur: Pakistan’s chief cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas feels it would be an intense contest between India’s famed batting and his team’s “stronger” bowling when the two sides clash in their much-anticipated Asia Cup match here Sunday. “Both teams have their weaknesses. It will depend who play on that given day and learn from their mistakes. […]

Misbah urges batsmen to buck up ahead of clash against India

Fatullah: Gearing up for the marquee clash against India, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq wants his batsmen to learn quickly from the mistakes they made against minnows Afghanistan in their Asia Cup preliminary clash here. Pakistan won the match by 72 runs but some of their batting frailties were laid bare by a resolute Afghan bowling attack […]

Mortaza ruled out of Asia Cup

Dhaka: The Bangladesh cricket team`s injury problems were on Friday compounded after senior pacer Mashrafe Mortaza was ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup due to a side strain. The setback comes on the eve of their clash against a spirited Afghanistan. Pacer Shafiul Islam has been brought as Mortaza`s replacement. There is […]


CAPE TOWN: South Africa captain Graeme Smith expects an even contest between bat and ball to set up a thrilling finale in the series-deciding third Test against Australia at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. The wicket has been a key factor in the opening two Tests, a lively pitch helping Mitchell Johnson bowl Australia […]

India, Sri Lanka should beware of us: Afghanistan coach Khan

Fatullah : Buoyed by a spirited effort from his boys against heavyweights Pakistan, the Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan on Friday sounded a warning bell for India and Sri Lanka stating that they are “hungry to win” a match in the ongoing Asia Cup tournament. Afghanistan on Thursday had reduced Pakistan to 117 for six before […]