Action images from the match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, April 8, 2013.
Action images from the match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, April 8, 2013.
The Gujarat Lions have been asked to pay entertainment tax for conducting two IPL matches in the city of Kanpur on May 10 and 13 by the UP govt's entertainment department.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers insisted his side had done nothing wrong after they found themselves caught up in a fresh ball-tampering row.
India will play their first practice match against New Zealand at Kennington Oval in London on Sunday. Considering all the Indian players, besides R Ashwin, were involved in the Indian Premier League 2017, there is a serious need for them to get out of their T20 mode and prepare for the ODI contest. Hence, this practice matches have come in at the right time for India to get acquainted with English conditions ahead of the main event.
Sydney, May 28, 2017 (AFP) - Sports Minister Greg Hunt said Sunday the federal government was prepared to provide mediation between Cricket Australia and players over the pay-dispute stalemate.
By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - If it does transpire that Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was manager Arsene Wenger's final game in charge it will have been a memorable way to sign off. The 67-year-old Frenchman's brow has been constantly furrowed this season with intense speculation about his future overshadowing a campaign that saw the Gunners fail to finish in the top four for the first time since he took charge in 1996. Wenger was ebullient about his side whose vibrant performance to outplay the Premier League champions he described as one of the proudest moments of his long career.
Angelique Kerber could face an embarrassing first-round exit at the French Open if the world number one takes her poor claycourt form into her first round match against Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Sunday. The German failed to win a match in her last tournament -- falling to unheralded Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit in the second round in Rome after being granted a first-round bye. Makarova is likely to provide Kerber with a tough challenge on a searing hot day on Court Philippe Chatrier as she arrived at Roland Garros high on confidence, having beaten Agnieszka Radwanska and Dominika Cibulkova on the slow surface this year.
(The Sports Xchange) - Shanshan Feng of China started the third round three strokes out of the lead and ended Saturday's round on top by one shot at the LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Feng, who is No. 7 in the Rolex World Rankings, fired a bogey-free 66 to move to 15-under 201 after 54 holes at Travis Point Country Club. Right behind Feng in second place is Lizette Salas at 14-under 202 after a 67.
"They say a captain is as good as his team and this side lacks power-hitting skills," Rameez Raja told.
Virat Kohli is a champion batsman. He loves challenges. He thrives on it, and the Indian skipper will not need any motivation to perform against archrivals Pakistan in the upcoming Champions Trophy. But Kohli has just been reminded about his poor record against Junaid Khan by the Pakistan pacer himself, which will stir him up to bring on his A game.
It did come in as a surprise when the Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) decided not to extend Anil Kumble's contract and invite applications for the prestigious position. To be fair, first of all, several fans experts have already deemed it to be unfair on Kumble, not to be given an extension. Kumble has been very vocal against the need for the Indian players, including skipper Virat Kohli to be paid well, and also spoke about his players keen to play in the Champions Trophy when the BCCI were contemplating to give the tournament a miss.
Sri Lanka have turned to old warhorse Lasith Malinga to put fight into their Champions Trophy campaign and reverse their decline in the one-day game.
Southampton [UK], May 28 (ANI): South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has said that he was "pretty upset" with the umpires implying that his side was involved in ball tempering during the second ODI of the three-match series against England which they lost by two runs at the Ageas Bowl. De Villiers became embroiled in a row with the standing umpires, Rob Bailey and Chris Gaffaney, after they queried the condition of the ball before the start of the 34th over in England's innings bowled by Keshav Maharaj. "The umpires felt the condition of the ball changed," ESPNcricinfo quoted de Villiers as saying.
The last time the Champions Trophy was on the horizon, New Zealand was convalescing from a bout of rancour and resentment.
Melbourne [Australia], May 28 (ANI): The Australian Government has said that they would be prepared to step in for mediation between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) if the current pay dispute continues. Greg Hunt, Australia's Sports Minister, said following CA chairman David Peever's refusal to grant the ACA's request for independent mediation, and further attempts by the team performance manager Pat Howard to deal directly with the players, the federal government was hesitant about being too interventionist about contract disputes in professional sport.
While Bhuvneshwar will have to deal with bowlers of similar experience as him, but his all-rounded abilities as a fast bowler makes him the ideal candidate to spearhead the Indian pace attack.
Pakistan cricket team has fired the opening salvo and they have begun playing mind games ahead of the blockbuster clash between India and Pakistan in the Champions Trophy on June 4.
If reports are to be believed, legendary India opener Virender Sehwag has been asked to apply for the post of India coach and is expected to challenge current head coach Anil Kumble for the role.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes urged the tournament hosts to maintain their momentum heading into the Champions Trophy after a dramatic series victory over South Africa at Southampton on Saturday.
Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. This is the third warm-up match of the tournament and India and New Zealand will face each other in the match.
Virat Kohli says India will go out "to enjoy" their cricket as they aim to defend their Champions Trophy crown against the backdrop of a row over money with the international board.
England have never won a major global one-day international trophy but hopes are high they can finally put an end to that damning statistic.
Karachi [Pakistan], May 28 (ANI): Ahead of the much awaited high-voltage India Pakistan encounter in the upcoming Champions Trophy on June 4 at Edgbaston, Pakistani speedster Junaid Khan has taken a dig at skipper Virat Kohli, saying his team is not afraid of the swashbuckling Indian batsman and they know how to tackle him. Junaid said Kohli is a great batsman but has failed against his pace in the past. "I bowled Kohli in India in front of his fans so it won't be a problem in England." Both Junaid and Kohli have faced-off quite a few times in the past and the 28-year-old Indian batsman has managed to score just 2 runs off his 22 balls in ODIs.
Just like England, Australia had showed up late for the tournament due to The Ashes. They were challenged in the league stage, especially by Pakistan.