PCB chief hints at Pakistan giving up Asia Cup hosting rights

Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani on Wednesday indicated that the country might give up its hosting rights for the Asia Cup T20 tournament this year. Speaking at…

PCB suspends Akmal pending anti-corruption investigation

Karachi: Umar Akmal’s flatter-to-deceive career took another hit on Thursday when the Pakistan Cricket Board suspended the batsman with immediate effect, pending an anti-corruption investigation. The PCB, however, did not…

India ready to ‘taste’ Kiwi flavoured pace in opening Test

Wellington: India’s battle-hardened cricketers are ready for their toughest challenge of the World Test Championship till date as they face formidable hosts New Zealand on a spicy Basin Reserve track…

‘Reserve’oir of Memories: Shastri back for another Test at the Basin

Wellington: Ravi Shastri is not exactly an emotional man but even the “khadoos” Mumbaikar in him couldn’t help but become nostalgic as he entered the Basin Reserve ground where India…

Ishant is hitting good areas, Prithvi should follow instincts: Kohli hints on playing XI

Wellington: India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday dropped enough hints to indicate that seniormost pacer Ishant Sharma and young opener Prithvi Shaw will be in the playing XI for the…

Workload takes toll but will play all formats for at least 3 more years: Kohli

Wellington: India captain Virat Kohli is preparing himself for a “rigorous three years” of playing all three formats after which he might reassess his workload amid a “transition phase” setting…

We are the happiest team at T20 World Cup, Thailand distant second: Mandhana

Sydney:¬†India are not just among the strongest contenders for the Women’s T20 World Cup but the youthful exuberance also makes them the happiest team in the tournament, says swashbuckling opener…

Won’t rule out playing 2023 World Cup, says Taylor

Wellington: Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor doesn’t rule out playing the 2023 ODI World Cup but says his form, fitness and motivation level at the end of next year…

Hope Pandya gets to play some cricket before IPL: MI bowling coach Bond

Wellington: Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond wants all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is recovering from a back surgery, to play a few matches before the Indian Premier League, beginning March…

Few wrestlers wear masks at Asian C’ships, say just a precautionary measure

New Delhi: They are aware that novel coronavirus is not a threat in India but a few grapplers from countries such as Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipei were seen wearing…

Won’t rule out playing 2023 World Cup, says Taylor

Wellington: Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor doesn’t rule out playing the 2023 ODI World Cup but says his form, fitness and motivation level at the end of next year…

Harmanpreet sets sights on T20 WC title, says it’s going to be big if India win

Sydney: Still not over the disappointment of missing a world title in 2017, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur has set her sights on the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup trophy as…

De Villiers needs to prove himself to earn T20 World Cup place: Boucher

Johannesburg: The retired AB de Villiers will be considered for a place in the South African T20 World Cup squad only if he shows good form and proves himself to…

Found Indian players open to letting others pick their brains: Sodhi

Wellington: New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi is in awe of the “crazy” skills that Indian cricketers possess and what has added to the respect he has for Virat Kohli’s side…

Conflict complaint against Kapil Dev rendered infructuous

New Delhi: BCCI ethics officer D K Jain on Sunday confirmed that he has rendered the conflict of interest complaint against Kapil Dev as “infructuous” after the former India captain…

India to play day-night Test in Australia

New Delhi: India will play a day-night Test during their much-anticipated tour of Australia later this year, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said on Sunday. This comes a month after captain…

Stonis, Pattinson’s homophobic slurs disappoint Schutt

Sydney: A fine swing bowler for Australia’s women’s cricket team and a champion of same-sex marriage, Megan Schutt is upset with her male counterparts James Pattinson and Marcus Stoinis’ recent…

Zimbabwe looking forward to Bangladesh challenge: Taylor

Dhaka: Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has said his side’s performance in the recent series against Sri Lanka would motivate them to do well against Bangladesh in the one-off Test later…

Bangladesh axe Mahmudullah for Zimbabwe Test

Dhaka: Bangladesh have dropped batsman Mahmudullah and recalled pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe starting next Saturday. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim also returns to the side for…

India’s middle-order can definitely improve, says Mandhana

Dubai: In-form opener Smriti Mandhana believes India’s top four need to bat long to protect the inconsistent middle-order during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup beginning in Australia on February…