|Cricket News & Events
|Book on Dada released
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly's return to international cricket was today
celebrated with the launch of journalist Debashish Dutta's new book charting
The book contains scores of pictures throughout Sourav Ganguly's career.
In fact, Debashish Dutta has also added anoth....
|India go in as favourites: Abdul Qadir
Rahul Dravid and his men may have their concerns with injuries and form, but Pakistani
legend Abdul Qadir believes India are "favourites" while Australia
will fail to reach the semi-final of the World Cup in the Caribbean.
The former leg-spinner said India had more strengths than we....
|Australia`s injury woes easing
Australia's injury problems appear to be easing with fast bowler Brett Lee
the only player still in serious doubt for the World Cup.
Five of the 15 players in Australia's World Cup squad
are struggling with injuries but only Lee is considered to be in danger of missing
|Woolmer not to take risk with injured players
Coach Bob Woolmer today made itclear that injured fast bowlers like Shoaib
Akhtar and Mohammad Asif would have to prove their fitness to retaintheir
places in Pakistan`s World Cup cricket squad.
Woolmer not to take risk with injured players Karachi, Feb
22: Coach Bob Woolmer today made i....
|Kaif slams another ton in UP's win
Mohammad Kaif today continued with his mockery of the national selectors as he
hammered an unbeaten 151 to guide Uttar Pradesh to a 197-run win against
Rajasthan in the Central Zone Ranji Trophy one day cricket tournament
Kaif's powerful knock, which included 10 boundaries and f....
|Ponting says Aussies would prefer to bat second
Australia captain Ricky Ponting has come up with a simple solution to end his team's
habit of failing to defend massive totals -- bat second.
Australia have been on the wrong end of the four biggest
run-chases in one-day cricket history, all in the past 14 months, raising concerns
|Pak players have to prove fitness for WC
Coach Bob Woolmer today made it clear that injured fast bowlers like Shoaib
Akhtar and Mohammad Asif would have to prove their fitness to retain
their places in Pakistan's World Cup cricket squad.
Woolmer said the team has been badly hit by injury worries ahead of next month's
mega event ....
|ICC associates hit back at Holding for his remarks
Former Bermuda captain Lionel Cann and his Scotland counterpart George
Salmond have hit back at West Indian bowling great Michael Holding
for his remarks that participation of non-Test playing nations 'devalued' the
"I was surprised and appalled by Michael Holding's remarks....
|Ganguly times comeback perfectly
Former skipper Saurav Ganguly has given India an unexpected World Cup boost
after a comeback even his most ardent fans would have thought impossible.
Ganguly, 34, has been in sublime batting form, oozing with confidence and looking
fitter than ever before after his internationalcareer seem....
|Taufel Australian `Official of the Year`
Cricket umpire Simon Taufel has been named `Official of the Year` at the Australian
Sports Awards presentation here.
Taufel won the award from other stand out officials Mark
Shield (soccer) and Scot Butler (basketball) at a ceremony last night.
The 36-year-old said the recognition of umpi....
|Sobers confident Australia will recover form
West Indies great Garfield Sobers said on Wednesday he was confident Australia
would bounce back from their recent string of losses and make a strong title defence
at next months World Cup in the Caribbean.
The world champions were whitewashed 3-0 in the one-day series
|Vaas believes Sri Lanka can recapture World Cup
Veteran pace bowler Chaminda Vaas believes Sri Lanka have a great
chance of repeating their 1996 World Cup triumph at the 2007 tournament
in the Caribbean over the next two months.
"The current side is in the same mould as the outfit that
won under Arjuna Ranatunga and we are peaking....
|India`s famed quartet eye last shot at Cup glory
A quartet of India`s golden generation of cricketers will aim for glory in West
Indies in what is expected to be their last World Cup.
The game`s ultimate prize is still missing from the trophy
cabinets of stalwarts Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Saurav
Ganguly and Anil Kumble.
|Now, Greg Chappell is among 30 probables
Australia may have slipped from the top of ODI team rankings, but that
has not stopped them from picking their best ever one day team.
On the occasion of 20th anniversary of its maiden World Cup
triumph, Cricket Australia announced an `initial 30-member squad`, which
features Indian coa....
|CA slams Gilly for ‘disrespectful’ remarks
Defending the staging of Chappell Hadlee trophy series, Cricket Australia
has lambasted Adam Gilchrist for suggesting that the tournament was a waste
of time and harmful to Australia`s World Cup preparations.
CA Chief James Sutherland said CA was committed to the series which started