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|India lose at Galle as Murali gets to 800
Muthiah Muralitharan became only the first bowler in the history of Test match cricket to get to 800 test match wickets as India were beaten by ten wickets
by Sri Lanka. The first Test match at Galle that had seen one day of the
game abandoned due to rain, had the Indians capitulating twice to t....
|Afridi retires from Test cricket and Butt takes over
Pakistan's Test match captain for the tour of UK, that included the Test matches against Australia and England, Shahid Afridi, has decided to call it quits
from Test match cricket. He had led his side in only one Test match against Australia,
but has decided not to play any further part in the s....
|Changed WADA code to be signed by all cricket boards
The apex cricket body of the world, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally decided to adopt a modified version of the anti-doping code. This
will also contain the changed version of the 'whereabouts' clause, which will
satisfy the demands of some of the cricket boards who had raised....
|Rich Dhoni becomes richer with new multi million contract
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has signed a record deal with two sports
management firms to become the richest ever cricketer in the history of the sport.
He has signed a three-year contract for a whopping sum of Rs 2.1 billion or 210
crores ($ 42 million) with the two firms. This is abou....
|Sreesanth out of India v Sri Lanka Test series
S. Sreesanth has been ruled out of the Test series between India and Sri Lanka after he hurt his knee in Sri Lanka. Sreesanth becomes the second Indian
bowler to be ruled out of the series after Zaheer Khan had had an issue with his
shoulder and had pulled out of the squad even before the side l....
|Muralitharan announces retirement from Tests
Sri Lanka's best ever bowler, and the world's highest wicket-taker in either form
of the game, Muttiah Muralitharan, has decided to retire from Test match
cricket. Muralitharan will play his last Test match against India at Galle, which
begins from 18th of July.
Muralitharan has said that he....
|Geoff Marsh to coach IPL Pune
Former Australian opening batsman and also the coach of the country, Geoff Marsh has been anointed as the coach of the IPL PUne side. The Sahara Pune Warriors as they are called, will be coached by Marsh, who will have the services
of Dermot Reeve as his assistant coach.
Marsh has had coached in....
|BCCI refers Modi to disciplinary committee
The BCCI members have all voted in favour of accepting the charges that were levied
against Lalit Modi, the suspended chairman of the IPL. This was done at
the special general body meeting in Mumbai. This means that the charges will now
be sent across to the disciplinary committee consisting o....
|Is Ponting scared of another Ashes loss
Ricky Ponting, the current Australian skipper has said that if his side
loses to the English cricket team in the forthcoming Ashes, he could well have
played his last game as a captain of the Australian cricket team. Ponting has
already become the first captain in many decades to lose the Ashe....
|PCB to appear before sports committee to explain selection exclusions
The sports committee of the Pakistan's Parliament is back into action. After the
apparent complaints about the selection of the Pakistani squad for the tour of
UK, the sports committee has decided to probe the allegations about the same.
The selectors and the other officials have been called u....
|Dravid confident of handling Mendis with ease
Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has said that the side is confident enough
to face up to the challenge that the "mystery spinner" Ajantha Mendis
will put up to the Indian side for the tour of Sri Lanka that will start from
Mendis was the wrecker in chief of the Indian side ....
|Draw and schedule for Champions League T20 announced
second edition of the Champions league T20 will be played in South Africa
under a new format. There will be two groups in which the ten teams will be divided,
and each of the groups will see the five sides play out a round-robin. Every side
will play four games each and based on that, th....
|Selectors select Yuvraj and Raina for Sri Lanka Test matches
The Indian selectors have recalled Yuvraj Singh in the Indian squad for the Test
matches that the Indians will play against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka starting
from the 18th of July. Earlier, Yuvraj had been dropped from the team for the
four-nation, Asia Cup, also played in Sri Lanka, which had b....
|BCCI and IPL team owners in a tussle around number of matches
The Indian cricket board and two of the eight franchises, Mumbai and Chennai have
said that they would like the teams to retain some of the players for the next
season's IPL. On the other hand, the other eight franchises, including the new
ones, Pune and Kochi have said that they will want all....
|IPL franchises look to have more say before 2010 auctions
According to a report on a popular cricket website, many of the IPL franchises
have expressed their thoughts about what they want from the IPL before the forthcoming
After Lalit Modi was suspended as the IPL chairman, two more franchises
have been added to the already existing ei....