KXIP crowned kings after beating MI in 2nd Super Over

  DUBAI: In a most dramatic contest, comprising two Super Over deciders, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) held their nerve to eke out a heart-stopping win over reigning champions Mumbai Indians…

I have learnt to accept my failures in last two years: Sanju Samson

NEW DELHI: He has flattered to deceive on umpteen occasions but highly-rated wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson says he has learnt to accept his failures in pursuit of the calm demeanour that former…

Akhtar keen on becoming India bowling coach; says can groom faster, more aggressive pacers

NEW DELHI:  Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar says he is interested in becoming India’s bowling coach if there is an offer, asserting that he is capable of grooming “more aggressive,…

England have to make do with limited chances to prepare for T20 World Cup: Morgan

LONDON: England’s white-ball captain Eoin Morgan says his team will have to make do with limited opportunities that come its way to prepare for this year’s T20 World Cup after the…

Players fixed before me, even after me, should’ve got a second chance: Asif

NEW DELHI: Tainted former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif says he wasn’t the first nor would be the last to have indulged in spot-fixing and should have been treated better by his…

Mushtaq Ahmed advises Chahal to use crease more

NEW DELHI: Yuzvendra Chahal is among the leading leg spinners in world cricket but he can be more effective with better use of the crease, says former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed.…

Makes sense to postpone World T20 if there isn’t enough preparation time: Jason Roy

LONDON: Feeling like a kid again, England batsman Jason Roy can’t wait to get back on the cricket field but says it would make sense to postpone the T20 World Cup…

Sweat and saliva aren’t big requirements in white-ball cricket, feels Jaydev Unadkat

NEW DELHI: There is a raging debate on whether the use of sweat and saliva should be banned once cricket resumes after the COVID-19 pandemic but seamer Jaydev Unadkat feels that…

Rohit has an edge over Kohli in terms of impact in white-ball format: Gambhir

NEW DELHI:  Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that Rohit Sharma has been able to make more impact in white ball cricket compared to Virat Kohli despite Indian skipper’s staggering…

I thought of committing suicide thrice, reveals Shami

NEW DELHI: In a startling revelation, India speedster Mohammed Shami has claimed that he thought of committing suicide thrice while battling personal issues a few years ago, forcing his family to…

Ultimate goal is to beat India in their backyard: Langer after Australia reclaim top rank

MELBOURNE:  Reclaiming the top spot in Test cricket has brought smiles back on their faces but Australia coach Justin Langer says beating India in their own den remains the ultimate…

England tour of Sri Lanka rescheduled to January, claims SLC CEO

COLOMBO: England’s Test tour of Sri Lanka, which could not be completed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled to January next year, claims SLC CEO Ashley de…

Williamson named ODI player of the Year in New Zealand Cricket’s virtual awards

AUCKLAND: Skipper Kane Willamson was on Thursday named the men’s ODI Player of the Year at the annual New Zealand Cricket awards for his stellar performance throughout the year. Ross Taylor…

Part of Umar’s ban could be suspended: PCB source

KARACHI: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal could have a part of his three-year anti-corruption ban suspended when the judge heading the Cricket Board’s disciplinary Panel gives out his detailed judgment soon,…

Khawaja axed; Labuschangne, Burns among six new faces to land CA contracts

MELBOURNE: Senior batsmen Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh missed out but the fast-rising Marnus Labuschagne and Joe Burns were rewarded for their performances in Cricket Australia’s annual player contracts announced on…

‘Dhoni always takes responsibility when team loses’

NEW DELHI:  He has played most of his cricket under MS Dhoni and pacer Mohit Sharma says the revered former India skipper is a true leader who does not back…

I was lacking in basics last season, was 100 percent sure of success in this IPL: Kuldeep

NEW DELHI: India spinner Kuldeep Yadav says he was “lacking in the basics” last season owing to playing one too many games, leading to an IPL that could have been…

We have offers from Australia, New Zealand to host domestic games: ECB Chief

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison has confirmed receiving offers from Australia and New Zealand boards, helping them host their domestic games — county as…

Australian Govt looking at travel exemptions for Indian cricket team’s Test tour: Reports

MELBOURNE:  The Australian government might make travel exemptions for the Indian team’s tour Down Under later this year to save the cricket board from losing a staggering 300 million Australian…

Cricket Australia finding temporary jobs for laid off staff at supermarket

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia has approached the supermarket giant and one of its sponsors Woolworths to help with temporary jobs for its staff laid off until the end of June due…