Younis and Misbah departure hands Pakistan a testing transition

As Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq head off into the sunset after long and illustrious careers, Pakistan begins a tricky period of transition looking for a new wave of players ready to fill a huge void left by the retired batting greats. In a fitting finale, Younis, Pakistan‘s most prolific test run-scorer, and Misbah, the country’s […]

India’s Champions Trophy hopes not solely dependent on Kohli, says Kapil Dev

Virat Kohli’s form is not a cause of concern as India’s fortune at the upcoming Champions Trophy doesn’t depend solely on the Indian skipper, according to 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev. Kohli has not been amongst the runs in the ongoing IPL, ahead of the Champions Trophy beginning in England in the first week […]

No surprises in India’s belated Champions Trophy squad

India recalled fit-again opener Rohit Sharma and spin trump card Ravichandran Ashwin as the holders finally named their squad for next month’s Champions Trophy in England and Wales on Monday (8). Unhappy with cricket’s new revenue model, which considerably slashes their share from global events in the 2015-23 cycle, India failed to submit a squad […]

India board agree to Champions Trophy participation

India confirmed their participation in next month’s Champions Trophy in England and Wales on Sunday (7) after initially delaying the announcement of their squad over a revenue sharing disagreement with cricket’s governing body. The dispute intensified when India failed to submit a squad for the one-day international tournament by an April 25 deadline after its […]

Tendulkar among former stars wanting India to take part in Champions Trophy

A host of former Indian players, including Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, are in favour of the country taking part in the Champions Trophy to be held in the UK next month, according to a report. A report in Espncricinfo said that Tendulkar and Dravid were among a group of 12 former cricketers who want India […]

Afridi: Gambhir has not moved on from our on-field battles

He shares a good rapport with most of the Indian cricketers but Shahid Afridi admits that veteran opener Gautam Gambhir is not someone with whom he would be found in a “coffee shop”. Afridi was recently presented an autographed jersey of the Indian team with a hand-written note from skipper Virat Kohli. The flamboyant all-rounder […]

Injury rules Sreejesh out of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

India hockey captain and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has been ruled out of the ongoing Sultan Azlan Shah Cup owing to a knee injury he suffered in the match against defending champions Australia. Sreejesh has a painful right knee due to a ligament injury that generally takes two to three months to heal, a team source […]

Pakistan cricket board threatens to take India to court

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today sent a legal notice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), initiating proceedings to seek compensation from the Indian board for not honouring the MoU to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. “The legal notice has been sent after our legal advisors consulted a […]

Cricket: ICC move cuts Indian board’s revenue by half

THE International Cricket Council’s (ICC) board has voted to pass a new financial model that will reverse a 2014 decision which effectively put India, England and Australia in control of the game’s finances and administration. Under the new financial model and governance structure, the split of revenues from the ICC for the years 2016 to […]

Yasir spins Pakistan to test victory over Windies

Yasir Shah completed a six-wicket haul to spearhead the second innings rout of the West Indies as Pakistan achieved a comfortable seven-wicket victory just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Tuesday. Trailing on first innings by 121 runs and resuming at the overnight position of 93 for four, the home […]