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11 hours ago
ICC level 1 coach unveils academy under CA banner

Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) Level 1 coach Aparup Chakraborty kick-started his cricket coaching centre -- the Straight Drive Cricket Academy -- in association with Cricket Australia (CA) here on Wednesday. The academy has the rights to deliver the Cricket Education Programme (CEP) which has been designed by the Australian board, Chakraborty told the media.

14 days ago
We will do anything for Sreesanth: Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said his government will do anything for cricketer S. Sreesanth as he is our pride. Chandy was responding to a question about the former Indian speedster who was absolved of all charges of spot fixing by a Delhi court last month. After being named as an accused by the police following which he was j...

15 days ago
Confident of playing for India in 2019 World Cup: Sreesanth

Guruvayoor (Kerala), Aug 4 (IANS) Though he is yet to get any positive response from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on lifting of the life ban imposed on him by the governing body for alleged fixing, former Indian speedster S.Sreesanth expressed confidence of representing the country in the 2019 World Cup. Sreesanth visited the famed Sree Krishna Temple here on Tuesday,...

3 months ago
Bowling variations have benefited me: Kings XI's pacer Anureet

Mohali, May 3 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab seamer Anureet Singh says he has been practising to bowl slower deliveries more consistently during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), which has helped him pick up crucial wickets. Anureet has picked up 11 wickets from nine matches so far in the tournament and has been one of the pillars of his team's bowling line-up. I have been working...

7 months ago
Lee backs Abbott's candidacy for Australia's Cup squad

Sydney, Jan 2 (IANS) Former Australian speedster Brett Lee has backed the all-round abilities of Sean Abbott saying the New South Wales cricketer should be named in the 15-man squad for the impending One-day International (ODI) World Cup. Lavishing praise on the all-rounder, Lee noted that Abbott was the perfect package to be Australia's World Cup trump card. One, he's an awesome...

1 year ago
Expected the short ball: Chawla

Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' Piyush Chawla was the man of the moment as he hit a six off pacer Mitchell Johnson to bring his team on the threshold of victory and finished it off with a four off Parvinder Awana in the last over to script a three-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here Sunday. With 15 runs ...

1 year ago
Kings XI opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Kings XI skipper George Bailey won the toss and elected to bat against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Monday. Daredevils, who are on a six-match losing streak, made four changes. They brought back Wayne Parnell, Mohammad Shami, Jaydev Unadkat and Murali Vijay for Ross Taylor, Rahul Shukla, Siddarth Kaul and Shah...

1 year ago
I have done no wrong: Sreesanth

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 13 - Even as former Indian speedster S. Sreesanth claims he has done no wrong, the Board of Control for Cricket in India - has bowled a beamer by slapping a life ban on the temperamental cricketer. You wait and see, the BCCI will soon cut a sorry figure because all what they did was to take out the Delhi police case version, as they - have a 'zero tolerance policy...

1 year ago
I have done no wrong: Sreesanth

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 13 - Even as former Indian speedster S. Sreesanth claims he has done no wrong, the Board of Control for Cricket in India - has bowled a beamer by slapping a life ban on the temperamental cricketer. You wait and see, the BCCI will soon cut a sorry figure because all what they did was to take out the Delhi police case version, as they - have a 'zero tolerance policy', ...

2 years ago
Lee wants Warner in Ashes

Sydney, July 30 - Former Australian speedster Brett Lee is seeking David Warner's return to the national cricket side and wants him to open with Shane Watson in the ongoing Ashes series. Lee wants Warner to take the place of Chris Rogers who has failed to perform except for one half century in the first Test at Trent Bridge. I reckon someone like Warner is a match-winner. You've ...

2 years ago
Lee wants Warner in Ashes

Sydney, July 30 - Former Australian speedster Brett Lee is seeking David Warner's return to the national cricket side and wants him to open with Shane Watson in the ongoing Ashes series. Lee wants Warner to take the place of Chris Rogers who has failed to perform except for one half century in the first Test at Trent Bridge. I reckon someone like Warner is a match-winner. You've got ...

2 years ago
Russian city bids for world speed skating meet

Moscow, June 11 - The Russian city of Kolomna is bidding to host the 2016 world single distance speedskating championships. The city, a short drive southeast of Moscow, is a renowned speedskating centre and plays regular host to top-level international competitions such as a leg of this season's World Cup and the 2008 European all-around championships. We've submitted the relevan...

2 years ago
Russian city bids for world speed skating meet

Moscow, June 11 - The Russian city of Kolomna is bidding to host the 2016 world single distance speedskating championships. The city, a short drive southeast of Moscow, is a renowned speedskating centre and plays regular host to top-level international competitions such as a leg of this season's World Cup and the 2008 European all-around championships. We've submitted the relevant do...

2 years ago
IPL's new find, Sanju Samson: A Viswanath in him?

Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 - The latest star on the cricket horizon is Kerala's teenage sensation Sanju Samson and his middle name - Viswanath - is not known to many. For the 18-year-old Sanju, after his dream debut for Rajasthan Royals last week in the Indian Premier League -, the name Viswanath has however started to gain significance. Oh, the name Viswanath has nothing to do wit...

2 years ago
Sreesanth seeks blessings from famed Guruvayoor

Kochi, Oct 26 - Temperamental Indian speedster Sreesanth sought the blessings from the famed Sree Krishna temple at Guruvayoor for making a return to the national team. Sreesanth, dressed up in mythological style of the Viswaroopam of Lord Vishnu, made the offerings Thursday night. He was accompanied with his parents and close relatives. But a day later Friday, Sreesanth found himsel...

3 years ago
Gambhir is just brilliant: Lee

New Delhi, May 7 - Kolkata Knight Riders' Australian speedster Brett Lee lauded skipper Gautam Gambhir for leading from the front with strong individual performance. Gambhir is just brilliant. He is a born leader and it comes naturally to him. Besides he backs it up with strong performances, and has been leading our flock really well, Lee said on the sidelines of the launch of a music acade...

3 years ago
Roach slapped with fine over Lee incident

Gros Islet -, March 27 - West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has been fined half his match fee for his altercation with Australian speedster Brett Lee during the fifth One-Day International here. The 23-year-old was charged with and pleaded guilty to breaking the International Cricket Council's Code of Conduct - relating to 'inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in t...

4 years ago
Tendulkar is not my bunny: Anderson

London, Aug 9 - James Anderson might have dismissed Sachin Tendulkar seven times in Test but the fast bowler insists that the Indian batting maestro is not his bunny and that he has no control over him. Anderson got Tendulkar for the seventh time in Tests when he dismissed him leg before in the second innings of the second Test at Trent Bridge and for the second time in this series. ...

4 years ago
Lee happy with Australia's coaching support staff

Sydney, July 12 - Australian speedster Brett Lee feels the introduction of Justin Langer, Steve Rixon and Craig McDermott in the coaching support staff has made a big difference in the team. 'I think with what I have seen over the past couple of weeks that Australian cricket is in a great place and hopefully we will get the results at the other end,' Lee was quoted as saying by The Australi...

4 years ago
Johnson opts out of Big Bash to prepare for India's tour

Sydney, July 12 - Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson has decided to skip the inaugural Big Bash League to keep himself in top shape for the busy summer that includes a Test series against number one side India. Australia start their season with away tours to SrI Lanka and South Africa and will return home to take on New Zealand, leading to their series against India. Johnson, curr...

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