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6 days ago
Sri Lanka plans third international airport in eastern region

Colombo, July 12 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government is planning to construct a third international airport in the eastern region of the country to make the Trincomalee district the Eastern Gateway into the Bay of Bengal, the media reported on Thursday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, while unveiling the master plan to develop the Trincomalee district, said the government also plans t...

15 days ago
Rahul, Kuldeep architect India's 8-wkt win in first T20I

Manchester, July 4 (IANS) Riding on a flashy unbeaten century from Lokesh Rahul and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav's maiden T20 International fifer, India outclassed England by eight wickets in the opening match and go 1-0 up in the three-match rubber at the Old Trafford cricket stadium here on Tuesday. Rahul struck a breezy 54-ball 101, laced with 10 fours and five sixes to anchor India's run c...

1 month ago
Windies look to pocket series in second Test vs Sri Lanka

St Lucia, June 13 (IANS) Fresh from a 226-run win in the first Test, the West Indies will aim to pocket the three-match rubber when they take on a depleted Sri Lanka in the second match at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium here from Thursday. Having won two of their last five Tests and drawing the other three, the hosts went 1-0 up after riding on Shane Dowrich's century, a good ...

1 month ago
Afghanistan whitewash Bangladesh in T20I series

Dehradun, June 8 (IANS) Afghanistan whitewashed Bangladesh 3-0 in the T20I series as they pipped their opponents by one run in the third and final match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Thursday. With the issue going to the final delivery of the thrilling match, Afghanistan held their nerves to dish out a fantastic bowling and fielding show as Bangladesh missed t...

1 month ago
Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets in 2nd T20I

Dehradun, June 5 (IANS) Afghanistan took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series as they defeated Bangladesh by six wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. Opting to bat first, Bangladesh managed to put a paltry 134/8 as Afghanistan leggie Rashid Khan shattered the opponent's batting line up with figures of 4/12. It was only Ta...

1 month ago
BCCI's ACU working with ICC over pitch-fixing sting

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Amidst a sting operation alleging pitch doctoring in Test matches in Galle, which also featured India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday said it has a zero-tolerance approach to any activity that brings the game to disrepute. The Indian cricket board issued a statement after a documentary named as 'Cricket's match-fixers', aired on Al Jaz...

2 months ago
Afghanistan explosions kill 8, injures 43

Kabul, May 19 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 43 wounded in three consecutive explosions during a cricket match in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, media reported on Saturday. The blasts occurred around Friday midnight at Jalalabad's Spinghar cricket stadium where hundreds of people had gone to watch a match between local teams, Efe news reported quoting Attaullah Khogyanai...

2 months ago
IPL: Kolkata face Punjab in must-win tie

Indore, May 11 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab will be aiming to consolidate their position in the top three of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. Both the sides are coming off a defeat and will be desperate to return to winning ways as the cash-rich league reaches its business end. Whi...

2 months ago
IPL: Satisfied with my knock, says Lokesh Rahul

Indore, May 7 (IANS) Opener Lokesh Rahul, who helped Kings XI Punjab outplay Rajasthan, said he is satisfied with his unbeaten 84-run knock at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here. Chasing 152/9, Rahul's 54 ball knock, comprising seven boundaries and three sixes, helped Punjab chase down the target in 18.4 overs on Sunday. For me personally I think this is the first knock I am really ...

2 months ago
Mujeeb's 3/27 helps Punjab restrict Rajasthan to 152/9

Indore, May 6 (IANS) Teenaged Afghanistan off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman continued his impressive performance as his three wickets helped Kings XI Punjab restrict Rajasthan Royals to 152/9 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday. After a 49-run third-wicket stand between Jos Buttler (51) and Sanju Samson (28), Mujeeb picked the Englishman, his compatriot Ben Stokes (12) and ...

2 months ago
IPL: Punjab to field vs Rajasthan

Indore, May 6 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. For Punjab, veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh was replaced with Manoj Tiwary while for Rajasthan Anureet Singh made it into the squad in place of Dhawal Kulkarni. Teams: Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttl...

2 months ago
Mumbai still alive in IPL, says Rohit Sharma

Indore, May 5 (IANS) After a much needed victory over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma believes his side is still alive in the tournament and could make it to the play-offs. Mumbai, placed fifth in the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table, registered a six-wicket win over Punjab at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday. Mumbai delivered an all-r...

2 months ago
IPL: Rajasthan to face Punjab in must-win game

Indore, May 5 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will aim to bounce back to their winning ways when they take on bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. While Punjab are placed fourth with five wins and three defeats and 10 points, the Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan languishes at the bottom of the league points-table with just three wins from eight game...

2 months ago
IPL: Gayle, Stoinis lift Punjab to 174/6 vs Mumbai

Indore, May 4 (IANS) A half-century by Chris Gayle followed by some fireworks by Marcus Stoinis in the final moments helped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) post a challenging 174/6 against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday. Punjab somewhat squandered a great 54-run start by openers Lokesh Rahul (24 off 20) and Gayle (50 off 40 ball...

2 months ago
IPL: Mumbai Indians put Kings XI Punjab in to bat

Indore, May 4 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday. While Mumbai made just one change by including Evin Lewis in place of the off-colour Keiron Pollard, the hosts made three changes to their playing XI. Punjab picked Yuvraj Singh, Marc...

2 months ago
IPL: Punjab pip Delhi by four runs in nail-biting contest

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab pipped Delhi Daredevils by four runs in the 22nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at the Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket stadium on Monday. The nail-biting win over Delhi also lifted Punjab to the top spot in the points table. Chasing a paltry 144-run target, lack of big partnerships hurt Delhi as they suffered a hattrick of defeat...

3 months ago
A battle between KXIP batting and SRH bowling

Mohali, April 18 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab's batting will be up against the effective bowling of Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between two in-form teams here on Thursday. While Punjab have registered two wins in three matches so far, Hyderabad have won three games in a row, as both the teams registered crucial wins at the beginning of the tournament. The...

3 months ago
Chepauk turns a fortress following protests over Cauvery

Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Life in several parts of Chennai was derailed on Tuesday as several Tamil outfits staged protests against the holding of the hugely-popular IPL cricket matches in Chepauk stadium to demand a Cauvery Management Board from the Centre. Police had a tough time checking the protesters belonging to motley groups, including some from the film fraternity coming under the...

3 months ago
Chennai gripped by protests ahead of IPL clash

Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Protests flared in Chennai on Tuesday as people demanding a Cauvery Management Board took to the streets against an IPL match to be played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at night. Even as the rival teams made it to the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium - popularly known as Chepauk Stadium - through the back gate, the complex turned into ...

3 months ago
Protests begin in Chennai against IPL

Chennai, April 10 (IANS) The police on Tuesday took into custody members of various organisations protesting against the holding of Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here. The protesters from various political parties were raising slogans against the Centre for not constituting the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and Cauver...

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