Cricket

PCB allows players to return to CPL, English counties

Pakistan news<p>In a U-turn as abrupt as the original development, the Pakistan Cricket Board has once again allowed players recalled from the Caribbean …

BCCI to develop cricket in north-east with a 25,000 capacity stadium

The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat …

BCCI

Mithali Raj body shamed! This is how Indian cricket captain hooked a nasty Tweet

Mithali Raj had won a number of hearts after she led India to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup finals for the second time in England in July. And …

Women's Cricket

England v West Indies: Why are West Indies so poor - and can problems be fixed?

<b>We thought they might struggle. But this badly?</b><p>West Indies were beaten by an innings and 209 runs by England at Edgbaston, losing a record 19 wickets in a day.<p>The entire team, in two attempts, batted for a total of six and a half hours. England opener Alastair Cook managed almost 10 on his own.<p>To …

International Cricket Council

Pakistan to host World XI series in September

Pakistan news<p>For the first time in nearly nine years fans in Pakistan may have a season of cricket in their country to look forward to, after the PCB …

West Indies

West Indies lack time to deal with problems in all departments

Shannon Gabriel and Devendra Bishoo may get a game at Headingley after the West Indies bowlers served up a diet of leg-side fodder to Cook in the first Test<p>Joel Garner, the West Indies’ team manager, and Stuart Law, their coach, in their own different ways and accents, had warned England not to …

Sport (UK)

Lalchand Rajput, Afghanistan cricket team part ways over security concerns in Kabul

The country’s cricket board announced that they were not extending the former head coach’s contract.<p>Lalchand Rajput and the Afghanistan cricket team …

County cricket talking points: Imran Tahir proves worth and Adam Lyth revitalised by record

Derbyshire reach T20 Blast quarter-finals while Yorkshire miss out despite a milestone but can separation by net run rate be made less opaque?<p>By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Guardian Sport Network<p>Ball one – Foxes hunt down Outlaws<p>Fifteen of 18 counties eyed scoreboards …

Sport (UK)

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli tease fans by sharing photos from same location but not seen together

Written by Kriti Sonali | Bengaluru |<p>Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are seen wearing the same hat, are standing in the same balcony, and of course …

Bollywood

Ashes Scout: Alastair Cook’s frightening pink ball form, Joe Root and Stuart Broad’s record efforts

ENGLAND has had its first taste of the pink cherry, and boy was it sweet.<p>Joe Root’s men completed an innings and 209 run win over the West Indies in …

Sport (Australia)

Sheffield Shield, One-Day Cup schedule revealed

Australia's Test stars will have three rounds of the Sheffield Shield before the first Magellan Ashes Test, with the opening fixture to be played …

Why emerging markets’ ‘Fragile Five’ aren’t quite so fragile

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, has promised that the unwinding of the Fed’s bloated balance sheet “will be the policy equivalent of …

Women's Cricket

Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell jnr is pulling up stumps

The man who spent the best part of three decades getting one of Australian cricket's most dominant stomping grounds ready for the summer onslaught is …

Australian News

100+ average: Kohli’s latest ridiculous feat

Staff writersFOX SPORTS<p><b>OPENER Shikhar Dhawan’s blazing century and a disciplined effort by the spinners powered India to a nine-wicket win over Sri</b> …

Australian News

Bangladesh Cricket: 14-Man Squad For Landmark Australia Test Revealed — With One Surprising Comeback

The Bangladesh National Test Cricket team returns to action this week for the fist time since the Tigers’ historic March 19 defeat of Sri Lanka in …

Test Cricket

‘You can see a lot of changes’: Virat Kohli promises experiments keeping 2019 World Cup in mind

The India skipper stated that his side would try out ‘different things’ going into the quadrennial event.<p>His eyes firmly trained on the 2019 World …

Virat Kohli

Pothas critical of Sri Lanka's fickle selections

Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Dambulla<p>Play 02:04<p>Maharoof: Sri Lanka batsmen lacked game plan<p>Recent losses have prompted anger, and there remain "too …

Sri Lanka

'If I'm saving all my wickets for Australia, I don't mind' - Broad

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston<p>It wasn't the most memorable haul Stuart Broad will ever take, but he called the three wickets he …

Wood clings to Ashes dream after 'stupid' mistake

11:07 AM ET<p>Mark Wood has admitted that a "stupid" mistake led to the heel injury which forced him out of England's Test side and has left him …

Hockey Champions Trophy

England learn nothing from thrashing soft West Indies

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston<p>It tells you much about the current state of world cricket that Edgbaston had only budgeted for a …

West Indies

Handscomb aims to emulate Ranchi template

Peter Handscomb believes adopting a mindset similar to the one that helped Australia save the Ranchi Test would be beneficial for the team in the …

Like most families, Test Match Special has had some bitter rows

The well-spoken voices, regular presence of Victoria sponges sent in by a Mrs Ponsonby of Chipping Eiderdown, and the gentle hum of gentle humour leads many to assume that Test Match Special, 60 this year, has existed in a permanent state of conservative, chummy contentment.<p>Not the case, Jonathan …

Sport (UK)

Faces of Pakistan

Every country has its own heroes who play a major role in bringing a good name to their countries, as well as inspiring youth.<p>Pakistan has countless …

Women's Cricket

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth: Can Sreesanth make a comeback to International cricket?

A lot has changed in the life of Sreesanth post the Kerala High Court verdict. It was a near drowning moment for Sreesanth’s cricketing career after …

Indian Premier League

WATCH | India v/s Sri Lanka: MS Dhoni means business, does intense net-session ahead of 1st ODI

Much of the focus during the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday will be on veteran keeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The former India …

Cricket World Cup

Not an automatic selection: Now, questions of fitness, class, time await Dhoni ahead of every game

India skipper Virat Kohli may not have said it, but the writing is on the wall for the former captain.<p>On a sunny day in Dambulla, MS Dhoni ambled out …

Virat Kohli

Amit Shah’s BJP has something in common with the Australian cricket team during its heyday

Hint: It has something to do with winning.<p>Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s declaration that his party aims to win 350-plus seats in the …

Australian Cricket

England’s first day-night Test is gloomy viewing as lights go out on woeful West Indies

It was regrettable that Edgbaston’s floodlights were working. For anyone who cares about the future of Test cricket worldwide, it would have been so much better if darkness had descended and drawn a veil over the West Indian batting. It was not England v West Indies so much as men v young men. The …

Sport (UK)

KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane are indispensable for India in Tests. So why play them in the ODIs?

India have an enviable bench strength in the limited-overs formats which they must seriously consider using.<p>On Sunday, India will take on Sri Lanka …

South Africa v India: Boxing Day Test out, New Year likely to begin late

Aug 19, 2017<p>Not only will India not feature in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa later this year, but even the New Year's Test in Newlands is …

Sports (India)