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|Andrew Flintoff returns for ODI cricket series against India
All-rounder Andrew Flintoff today returned to the England squad
for the first four one-dayers of the seven-match cricket series against India
starting August 21.
However, his return to action would be subject to regaining full fitness from
the right ankle surgery, which forced him ou....
|Syed Kirmani says Dhoni and Kaarthick needs to get their basics right
Former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani believes Mahendra Singh Dhoni's
struggles behind the stumps in England are borne out of the fact that he is not
getting his basics right.
Kirmani, who is considered one of country's best keepers, said Dhoni stands flat-footed
which is the major reason....
|Wasim Jaffer says he needs to convert starts into big ones
Having matured as a batsman in the last few years, opener Wasim Jaffer
said he was working on being consistent to contribute more substantially to the
Indian cricket team.
"I need to convert starts into a big one. We all know
how important The Oval Test is and we're in the right fra....
|Cricket council not to interfere in cricket board and Cricket League argument
The International Cricket Council has taken a policy decision to let the
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) independently handle the threat posed
by rebel Indian Cricket League.
According to sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board who are privy to the
last ICC executive board meeti....
|Talat Ali says indian cricket league nothing more than Micky Mouse Cricket
Pakistan team manager Talat Ali has laughed off attempts by the Indian Cricket League
to rope in Pakistani cricketers, saying ICL was nothing more
than 'Micky Mouse' cricket and lacked potential to tempt quality players.
"I use this word because even if it is held it is not official or ....
|Mahendra Singh Dhoni set to be named as Twenty20 World Cup cricket captain
In the absence of Rahul Dravid, who has opted out, Ranchi-born Mahendra
Singh Dhoni is expected to be named captain of the Indian squad for next month's
Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa by the selectors here tomorrow.
The swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman, who turned 26 on July 7, is set....
|Geoff Lawson says India Pakistan cricket is equivalent to 10 Ashes
Pakistan's new coach Geoff Lawson has rated the team's traditional rivalry
with cross-border rivals India as the mother of all cricket battles.
The former Australian fast bowler said that to beat India in India is about 10
Ashes series wrapped in one.
"The biggest series of the decade....
|Naseem Ashraf happy with players for snubbing Indian cricket league
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Naseem Ashraf has lauded the country's
players for showing patriotism by turning down lucrative offers to join a break-away
"I am pleased to know players' sentiments and they proved they only want
to play for Pakistan. The league is only s....
|Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi reject Indian Cricket League offer
Pakistan's enigmatic fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar and flamboyant all-rounder
Shahid Afridi have turned down million-dollar offers to play in the rebel
Indian Cricket League (ICL).
Shoaib said hours after clearing a dope test that he was made a good offer from
the ICL organizers but he conside....
|Wasim Jaffer misses half century but Gautam Gambhir going steady
Gautam Gambhir and Wasim Jaffer gave the Indians a solid start as the tourists
reached 127 for 2 at lunch on the second day of their three-day cricket warm up
match against Sri Lanka 'A' at Grace Road here today.
Jaffer made a solid 48 while Gambhir was unbeaten on 45, the 85-run partnership....
|Indian Cricket League hits back at BCCI making situation intense
The Indian Cricket League today hit back at the Cricket Board for threatening
to impose a life ban on players aligining with the rebel body, saying the BCCI
was a private organisation and had no right to issue such directions.
A day after BCCI made it clear that players taking part in the br....
|PCB says Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif clear dope tests
Fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, who returned positive
for banned substance nandrolone last year, have cleared the dope tests held last
week, the Pakistan Cricket Board said today.
The tests were conducted on 26 players during the training camp and practice matches
held here i....
|Sharad Pawar says Indian Cricket coach to be appointed in a month
Coach for Team India is expected to be appointed in a month's time, BCCI
President Sharad Pawar said today.
Pawar also said there is no proposal before the BCCI to pick former coach Greg
Chappell for an advisory role at the National Cricket Academy.
Asked about the progress made on appoint....
|Indian Cricket Control Board claims ICC to look into jelly bean prank
The BCCI today added a new twist to the jelly bean prank during the second
cricket Test between India and England by claiming that the International
Cricket Council had set up a committee to look into the issue.
The BCCI President Sharad Pawar told reporters here that the ICC had formed
|Murali kartik misses ten cricket wicket haul
Murali Kartik was denied a 10-wicket match haul after he returned three for 52
to help Middlesex claim an innings and 71-run win against Glamorgan in their Division
Two County Championship cricket match at Lord's.
The Indian left-arm spinner, who had picked a superb six for 21 in Glamorgan's....