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|Pakistani team gets flak from former cricketers
Even as Pakistan grapples with a test series loss and a 0-3 ODI series loss -
with two more games to play - the knives have begun to come out for the team from
various quarters. Many former players have joined the calls to question the captaincy,
coaching, selection and even the Pakistan Crick....
|BCCI backs players on WADA deal and suggests new solution to ICC
A day after the BCCI backed its players with the whereabouts clause and refused
to sign the dotted line, it has said that it will suggest to the cricket's apex
body, the ICC, to give up on World Anti Doping Association (WADA) code
of conduct for anti-doping and form one of its own for the memb....
|Champions League of cricket schedule announced
schedule for the Champions League of cricket tournament to be held in India
in October has been announced. The 12 teams will play 23 games over a period of
16 days over three different venues in the tournament. The matches will be played
in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi, which are also ....
|Pathan and Jadeja sign up with Reliance Industries
Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja have signed up with the Reliance Industries
for the inter-corporate tournament, which is soon to be organised by the BCCI.
They have been included in the company as sports and culture executives of the
Pathan and Jadeja pledged their loyalty to Relia....
|Ganguly may return back as captain of KKR
It has been rumoured that Sourav Ganguly will be back as the captain of
the Kolkata Knight Riders for the third season of the Indian Premier League
after Brendon McCullum - and a host of other New Zealand cricketers - signed
contracts with New Zealand cricket to play against Australia during t....
|Edgbaston pitch in trouble and Lee not to play
With eight days out of the last ten having seen rain in Edgbaston, the
head groundsman of the ground, Steve Rouse is worried that the pitch may
not be well-prepared in time for England's third Ashes test match against Australia.
This is the second successive occasion on which the Edgbaston pit....
|Champions Trophy prize money pegged at four million dollars
It has been announced that the 2009 edition of the Champions Trophy will have
its prize money increased from around $1m last time, to $4m this time around.
The last Champions Trophy was played in India in 2006, and was hosted by
Mohali, Mumbai, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. This time around, South Afr....
|Chaminda Vaas announces retirement from test match cricket
Sri Lankan left-arm medium-pace bowler, Chaminda Vaas has decided to retire
from international test match cricket at the end of the on-going third test match
between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the SSC stadium in Colombo. However,
he has added that he will be available to play ODIs and T20Is til....
|And now for the USA Premier League
USA has thrown its hat in the ring by announcing that they will soon have an IPL-like
T20 tournament in their country, which will be approved by the ICC. The USA Cricket
Association (USACA) chief, Don Lockerbie has revealed to the media that
the ground work for having such a tournament is alre....
|Andrew Flintoff to retire from test matches after Ashes
Andrew Flintoff has called it time to go from the longest format of the game after
finding himself injured once again before the start of the Lord's test match in
the Ashes. However, it has been reported that Flintoff will be available to play
in the shortened formats; the ODIs and the T20 cri....
|PCB keeps away from 2011 World Cup organising meeting
The Pakistan Cricket Board has not attended a meeting that was organised by the
organising committee of the 2011 world cup which ruled that the original ruling
on Pakistan not hosting the tournament will stand. The ruling also said
that the matches will now be redistributed amongst the other t....
|Buchanan creates controversy by taking on Indian cricketers
John Buchanan has created a big controversy by naming some of the great Indian
cricketers in his book, "The Future of Cricket: The Rise of Twenty20"
as misfits for Twenty20 cricket. He said that Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman are not suited to play this s....
|BCCI technical committee recommends change in domestic cricket rules
The technical committee of the BCCI - that also comprises of Sourav Ganguly
- has advised the BCCI to not have foreign players for the domestic season and
to restrict the number of players from regions other than the team itself, to
be at maximum of three.
The technical committee has also sa....
|West Indies threaten to boycott first test against Bangladesh
The West Indies cricket team has threatened to pull out of tomorrow's test
match against Bangladesh at St. Vincent owing to a contractual dispute
between the players and the West Indies Cricket Board. The first of the two-test
match series between West Indies and Bangladesh was supposed to beg....
|Ian Chappell tips England as favourites in Ashes
Former Aussie captain and now commentator and critic, Ian Chappell has
slammed the Australian selectors for dishing out a nonsense team for the Ashes.
He has gone on to tip England as favourites for the series given a stronger bowling
attack that they possess.
Chappell also said a lot would ....