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South Africa captain AB de Villiers (File | AP)
South Africa's AB de Villiers angry at 'ball-tampering' inference

AB de Villiers insisted Proteas had done nothing wrong after they found themselves caught up in a fresh ball-tampering row.

4 hours ago

England all-rounder Ben Stokes (File | AP)
Ben Stokes urges England to take South Africa form into Champions Trophy

Man-of-the-match Stokes made a superb century before England sealed a last-ball win in the second ODI to go 2-0 up.

4 hours ago

Sports Minister Vijay Goel (File | AFP)
...Government feels time not right for Pak series

Even as tensions are rising each day between India and Pakistan, their respective cricket boards will meet in Dubai on Monday with the hope of resuming the bilateral series.

14 hours ago

Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Photo | PTI)
Skipper Kohli gung-ho, but questions hang over middle-order firepower

In Yuvraj, Dhoni and Jadhav, India has three above 32, in a middle-order that is lower on firepower than a few years back.​

14 hours ago

Sathish fifty hands Donnelly upset victory over Old Boys

R Satishkumar’s 71 helped RR Donnelly beat MCtM Old Boys by 29 runs in the 48th All-India YSCA Trophy.

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Bowling allies

Pace arsenal and spin options give India’s five-bowler strategy a formidable look ahead of Champions Trophy, reports Venkata Krishna B

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All eyes will be on Ashwin as he is coming from a two month break after the BCCI wanted him to opt out of the IPL. (File | AP)
Focus on Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami as India take on New Zealand in opening warm-up

After a hectic six weeks of Indian Premier League, the two warm-up games will help the 'Men In Blue' get back into the 50-over groove.

27 May 2017

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed | AFP
Sarfraz Ahmed says Pakistan have nothing to lose in Champions Trophy

Pakistan have not been spoken of as one of the favourites to win the tournament, which features the world's top eight ODI teams.

27 May 2017

South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis (File | AP)
Faf du Plessis hopes South Africa have blown away England cobwebs

Faf du Plessis said the tourists were determined to avoid a repeat of the silly mistakes that had cost them dear at Headingley.

27 May 2017

CM ‘Edappadi’ K Palaniswami (front row | centre) with TN sportpersons who won medals in national & international events. In all H4.09 cr was distributed among 72 players. Twelve coaches were also handed cash awards totalling H1.21 lakh
Kalra and Walia tons help North take upper hand

Centuries by Manjot Kalra (102) and Apoorav Walia (110) helped North Zone bag a lead of 175 runs over South Zone in a drawn match of the BCCI inter-zonal U-19 two-day tournament at the SSN College gro

27 May 2017

Ajinkya Rahane (L) and MS Dhoni during a practice session at Lord’s on Friday | BCCI
High-scoring pitches to attract crowds a boon for batsmen

Once famous for assisting seam bowling, pitches at the home of cricket have changed character.

27 May 2017

Former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi (File | PTI)
Lalit Modi’s son pads up for RCA elections

The Rajasthan Cricket Association’s presidential elections on May 29 will see high-profile candidates fighting it out. Taking on Congress leader CP Joshi will be Lalit Modi’s son Ruchir.

27 May 2017

Indian Cricket coach Anil Kumble (File | PTI)
BCCI’s feudal mentality reflected in Kumble call

It is not unusual for the Indian cricket establishment to score a self-goal and create a controversy where none should have existed.

27 May 2017

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli during a press conference in Mumbai on Wednesday. | PTI
Virat Kohli not nervous to be in England after Manchester attack

India captain Virat Kohli insisted he had no qualms about being in England for the upcoming Champions Trophy tournament.

26 May 2017

Sri Lanka cricket team captain Angelo Mathews (File|AP)
Sri Lanka happy to enter ICC Champions Trophy as underdogs: Angelo Mathews

A joint winner in 2002, Sri Lanka have only reached the semi-final stage once since, getting to the last four in the 2013 edition, also in England.

26 May 2017

A logo of BCCI is seen in this file photo.
BCCI members hopeful of solution as CoA seeks names of officials

The court-appointed committee of administrators sent an email to the BCCI units, asking them to furnish the names of office-bearers and the dates when they took charge.

26 May 2017

No tabling of annual report in HCA AGM

The Hyderabad Cricket Association’s recently elected administrators will meet the members in their first annual general meeting (AGM) on May 28.

26 May 2017

Indian Cricket team Coach Anil Kumble. | PTI
BCCI doosra: Pushing coach to corridor of uncertainty

Board officials unhappy with Kumble’s role in pay negotiations, committee to decide future despite Team India’s domination of late

26 May 2017

Indian Cricket coach Anil Kumble (File | PTI)
Unhappy BCCI to get rid of coach Kumble?

Soon after landing in England for the Champions Trophy beginning on June 1, the Indian team received an unsettling news. Anil Kumble may not be the coach after the event.

26 May 2017

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews poses with the trophy prior to addressing a press conference in The Grange in London on May 25, 2017, ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament to be held from June 1 - 18.  | AFP
Sri Lanka doesn't mind underdog tag at Champions Trophy

A joint-winner in 2002, Sri Lanka has only reached the semi-final stage once since, getting to the last four in the 2013 edition, also in England.

25 May 2017

Indian captain Virat Kohli and M S Dhoni celebrate the wicket of England batsman BA Stokes during the 2nd ODI match at Barabati stadium in Cuttack on January 19. (Photo | PTI)
Hardik and Kedar has eased the pressure on Dhoni: Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli today said his team has strengthened its lower middle-order and that has eased the pressure on Mahendra Singh Dhoni to finish off the games.

25 May 2017

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