Saturday, 21 April 2012

PCB disappointed over postponement of Bangladesh cricket tour

The Pakistan Cricket Board has expressed disappointment over Bangladeshdecision to postpone its tour.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson Nadeem Sarwar said the Dhaka High Court's stay order was aimed at straining ties between the two countries.

'Pak should invite low ranked teams rather than Test nations to play international cricket'

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan has said the country should invite lower-ranked teams for playing cricket series rather than urging Test nations to tour the country.

Royal Challengers beat Kings XI by five wickets

 Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in theIndian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Friday.

BCB chief denies committing to Pak tour in return for PCB support for ICC candidacy

 Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Mustafa Kamal has denied that he had committed to the country's tour of Pakistan in return for the Pakistan Cricket Board's support of his candidature for vice-presidency in the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Pakistan league to serve the 'cricket-starved' nation and boost economy: PCB Chief

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Zaka Ashraf has confirmed that plans are afoot to bring foreign players to the country for the Pakistan Premier League (PPL) will be held in October.

BCCI says no to Pak’s ‘home’ series in India

New Delhi: The Indian cricket board has flatly refused to stage Pakistan’s ‘home’ bilateral series with other countries, saying that apart from the prevailing political issues, a commercial aspect was also a reason for rejecting the request.

PCB yet to submit security plan to ICC for Bangladesh cricket tour

The Pakistan Cricket Board is yet to submit its security plan to the International Cricket Council for next week's brief visit by Bangladesh for playing two matches in Lahore.

Cricket: Roach dedicates Aussie haul to late great Marshall

West Indies seamer Kemar Roach dedicated his eight wickets in the second Test against Australia to legendary fast bowler Malcolm Marshall, who would have been 54 on Wednesday.

‘Happy to have done well against Murali’

Ajinka Rahane has hit a purple patch in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League — amassing 304 runs from six matches — and has been instrumental in powering Rajasthan Royals to big wins.

Political interference ruining Sri Lankan cricket: Ranatunga

Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga, who is on a mission to rescue Sri Lankan cricket, has lashed out at his cricket board as well as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for harming the game through the Indian Premier League.

We have been inconsistent: Gilchrist

Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist blamed his team's dismal batting as they suffered their third loss in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Australian cricketers eyeing share of cash generated from 2015 World Cup

The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) met Cricket Australia (CA) representatives met this week to discuss the new incentive-based pay system, as cricketers set their eyes on the considerable amount of revenue that could be generated from the 2015 cricket World Cup.

BCB committee wants Bangladesh tour of Pakistan to be cancelled

Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) cricket operations committee has reportedly called for the scrapping of the country's tour to Pakistan, saying it is not the right time to visit the country.

BCB chief denies 'personal interest' being behind backing of Bangladesh tour of Pak

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Mustafa Kamal has vehemently denied that his decision to go ahead with the Pakistan tour was due to a 'personal interest' and stressed that the step has been taken to maintain sound ties in the region, while keeping sporting culture alive in the country.

Worcestershire stumped over Ajmal return

 Worcestershire's hope of seeing Saeed Ajmal return for a second spell with the English county for their domestic Twenty20 campaign have been dashed by the Pakistan spinner's international commitments.

Cricketer shot dead in South Africa

South Africa-born former Worcestershire and Namibia batsman Louis Vorster was shot dead as he left a petrol station near Pretoria, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Bangladesh court orders Pakistan tour delay

The Bangladesh high court on Thursday ordered the national team's upcoming tour of Pakistan to be postponed for at least four weeks due to security fears.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Roach vows to attack Ponting

 West Indies pacer Kemar Roach, who rocked Ricky Ponting's career in 2009 by finding a chink in his armour, has vowed to take on the former Australian skipper during the remainder of the three-Test series.

Stuart Law to take up coaching role at Australia academy

REUTERS - Stuart Law, who announced he was quitting the Bangladesh national coach's job on Monday, has taken up a coaching role with Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence (COE).

Players have no say on inclusion of Pak cricketers in IPL: Mahmood

Mohali: APART from the first edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008, Pakistan players have not appeared in the cash-rich tournament, courtesy the complicated bilateral ties between the two neighbours.

Botham backs 'blasé' England to bounce back

London: Sir Ian Botham expects England to hold onto their world number one status for "quite a while now" provided they learn from the disappointments of their recent series with Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Leading Bangladeshi players and officials disinclined to tour Pakistan

Some leading Bangladeshi cricketers and team officials are reluctant to play in Pakistan, according to reports coming out of Dhaka.

Chris Gayle’s six breaks girl’s nose

Bangalore: Almost all the Royal Challengers Bangalore fans present at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday went away with a grin after RCB’s last-ball win over  the Pune Warriors. All except a young girl named Tia who had to go home with a broken nose after being hit by a six from the blade of Chris Gayle.

Ben Hollioake's stolen kit partialy recovered

PERTH: Deceased England cricketer Ben Hollioake’s kit, which was heartlessly stolen from his parents’ Perth house sometime on Tuesday, has been partially recovered.

No Champions Trophy after 2013

The ICC Champions Trophy, which will be held in England, in 2013, will pull its final curtains as the association plans having one championship for each of the game's three formats from 2015.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Sri Lanka Cricket congratulates Sangakkara

Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday congratulated senior player Kumar Sangakkara on being named the International Cricketer of the Year 2012 by the Wisden Almanack.

ICC board expands 2014 World T20 teams

The International Cricket Council executive board will expand the number of teams from 12 to 16 in the 2014 World Twenty20 tournament to be held Bangladesh.

Misbah hoping for Indo-Pak cricket series after hosting Bangladesh

 Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has expressed hope that his team would get to play against India in a bilateral series soon.

Strauss denies claims of stepping down as ODI captain due to being henpecked

 England Test skipper Andrew Strauss has dismissed claims that he gave up the one-day captaincy because he is henpecked.

Australia in control of Trinidad Test against Windies

Australia has clinched control of the second Test against the West Indies after Michael Clarke opted to open the bowling with left-arm spinner Michael Beer.

Pak cricketers waiting for new central contracts, past four months' pay

Pakistan cricketers are yet to get their new central contracts and the past four months' pay.

Stuart Law to take up coaching role at Australia academy

 Stuart Law, who announced he was quitting the Bangladesh national coach's job on Monday, has taken up a coaching role with Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence (COE).

Watson's wait for 'much awaited' third century continues

 Shane Watson fell between the score of 50 and 100 for the 18th time in his Test career, as his ostensible inability to convert a good start into triple figures for Australia continued during the second Test match against the West Indies in Trinidad.

Windies top order exposed as Australia take charge

The West Indies were left facing a tall order after their inexperienced top order was exposed on the second day of the second Test against Australia at Queen's Park Oval here.

PCB to avoid a standoff with ICC regarding ban on govt interference in cricket boards' functioning

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is trying to avoid a stand-off with the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the ban on government interference in cricket boards' functioning.

Asif Iqbal says PCB should have taken a firm stance on Bangladesh tour

 Former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal has expressed displeasure over the Bangladesh Cricket Board's 'disingenuous' stand by first agreeing to play matches in Pakistan and then retracting the decision after the collision incident in the Asia Cup.