Indian bowlers bail rejected as police arrest actor
2013-05-21 14:26:07 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
NEW DELHI: Three Indian cricket players were refused bail on Tuesday after they appeared in court on spotfixing charges as police announced the arrest of a Bollywood actor over the scandal.A court in New Delhi agreed a five-day custody extension for former Test paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two teammates from the Rajasthan Royals who are accused of deliberately bowling badly in exchange for...
Tauqir Zia demands ad hoc arrangements in PCB
2013-05-21 09:59:04 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
KARACHI: Former Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Lt. Gen. Tauqir Zia (Retd) has demanded ad hoc arrangements in the present set-up of the board.When the incumbent management of the PCB is celebrating the democratic transition a few former, current players and administrators casting doubts on the mechanism adopted by the PCB for the elections held in Islamabad on May 8 three-day before the ...
Adoptability to conditions key in Pakistan success in Champions Trophy
2013-05-21 09:57:32 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
KARACHI: Former skipper Aamer Sohail firmly believes that Pakistan's chances in the Champions Trophy depend on their adoptability to the conditions."Conditions would play a very important role in Pakistan's chances for this premier 8-nation contest," Aamer Sohail told APP in an interview on Tuesday."Batting will be our key area in focus and if they did well, team will have bright chances t...
England squad for second New Zealand Test
2013-05-21 09:44:01 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
LONDON: England squad for the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley, starting on Friday:Alastair Cook (capt), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Nick Compton, Steven Finn, Matt Prior (wkt), Joe Root, Graeme Swann, Jonathan TrottCopyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013
Pakistan needs coach for batting more than bowling: Zaheer Abbas
2013-05-21 09:21:08 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
ISLAMABAD: Former legendary cricketer Zaheer Abbas advised the Pakistan Cricket Board to immediately appoint a batting coach for the national team instead of focusing on the bowlers ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy in June.Zaheer also called on the selectors to take a few risks and drop those players from the Champions Trophy who had not performed during the tour to South Africa urging the select...
No Aussie plan to curb Twitter after Warner rant
2013-05-21 06:10:30 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
SYDNEY: Cricket Australia said Tuesday it had no immediate plan to curb the use of social media by players after a Twitter rant by David Warner, but suggested it could happen in the future.Opening batsman Warner is due to face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday into an alleged code of conduct breach after a heated tirade at two top cricket writers.He faces sanctions ranging from a fine to suspens...
Indian bowlers in court over spot-fixing
2013-05-21 05:58:48 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
NEW DELHI: India's Test paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other bowlers were to appear Tuesday in court over allegations that they accepted tens of thousands of dollars for spot-fixing, police said.Sreesanth, along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, was arrested last week for deliberately bowling badly in specific overs during the ongoing Indian Premier...
India mulls spot-fixing law after arrests
2013-05-20 09:19:58 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
NEW DELHI: India is mulling a law to deal with the issue of spot-fixing in sport following last week's arrest of cricketers and bookmakers, government officials said on Monday.Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players were arrested along with 11 bookmakers on Thursday on suspicion of spot-fixing in the country's ongoing Twenty20 league.The cricket board immedi...
Hearing set for Warner over Twitter rant
2013-05-20 07:34:22 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
SYDNEY: Australia opening batsman David Warner will face a disciplinary hearing this week into an alleged code of conduct breach after a Twitter rant directed at two of the country's leading cricket writers.Cricket Australia said Monday the hearing would take place on Wednesday via teleconference from India, where Warner is playing in the Indian Premier League."Warner is alleged to have breach...
Aussie batsman Warner reported for Twitter rant
2013-05-19 08:28:30 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
SYDNEY: Batsman David Warner was on Sunday reported for an alleged breach of Cricket Australia's code of conduct after a Twitter rant directed at two of the country's leading cricketing writers."Warner is alleged to have breached Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour, regarding comments posted on his Twitter account," Cricket Australia said in a statement.CA began investigating Saturday after a fie...
Indian police say more players involved in fixing
2013-05-19 08:20:07 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
NEW DELHI: Indian police said on Sunday they had widened their probe into cricket spot-fixing after the arrest of three players and 11 bookmakers, warning that more teams were under the microscope.Test discard Shanthakumaran Sreesanth was among a trio of players from the Rajasthan Royals arrested on Thursday over allegations they agreed to bowl badly during the Indian Premier League in exchange fo...
Southee treble rocks England in first Test
2013-05-18 19:37:12 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
LONDON: Tim Southee bowled New Zealand back into contention in the first Test against England with a dramatic burst late on the third day at Lord's on Saturday.At stumps, England were 180 for six in their second innings -- a lead of 205 runs.England were building a sound position at 159 for two when paceman Southee wrested back the initiative with three wickets for four runs in 17 balls. In al...
England 180-6 against New Zealand
2013-05-18 19:29:18 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
LONDON: England were 180 for six in their second innings, a lead of 205 runs, at the close of the third day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Saturday.Steven Finn was six not out and Ian Bell nought not out.This is the first of a two-Test series. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013
Trott and Root keep Kiwis at bay
2013-05-18 19:24:59 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
LONDON: Jonathan Trott and Joe Root steadied England's second innings after New Zealand struck twice with the new ball on the third day of the first Test at Lord's on Saturday.At tea, England were 91 for two -- a lead of 116 runs - with Trott 25 not out and Root 28 not out after the hosts had lost their first two wickets with the score on 36.England captain Alastair Cook (21), for the seco...
England 91-2 against New Zealand
2013-05-18 19:23:19 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
LONDON: England were 91 for two in their second innings, a lead of 116 runs, at tea on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Saturday.Jonathan Trott was 25 not out and Joe Root 28 not out.This is the first of a two-Test series. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013
Aussie batsman Warner in Twitter rant at journos
2013-05-18 08:30:31 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
SYDNEY: Australian batsman David Warner is under investigation following comments on his Twitter account directed against two of the country's leading cricket writers, Cricket Australia said on Saturday.Warner, who is playing in the Indian Premier League, began a fiery exchange via his Twitter account @davidwarner31 against News Ltd's Robert Craddock, who wrote a piece published Saturday c...
Despair over spread of spot-fixing 'cancer'
2013-05-18 05:26:11 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
NEW DELHI: The arrest of three Indian cricketers for spot-fixing has prompted new fears over the growing influence of betting mafias on the game in the subcontinent and despair about the "cancer" of corruption.Police behind the arrests say the trio were acting under orders from crime syndicates whose bosses are based in the Gulf but are well aware of the rewards if they can manipulate events on th...
Haq nets record and a duck in Scotland warm-up
2013-05-17 20:08:12 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
LONDON: Pakistan cruised to a 96-run victory over Scotland in Friday's limited overs international in Edinburgh despite the record-breaking efforts of Majid Haq.Scotland spinner Haq went into the clash at the Grange level with John Blain on 41 one-day international wickets and he shattered that record as he dismissed three Pakistan batsmen to move himself clear on 43.However his efforts were i...
Aussie bowler Tait angry over spot fix claims
2013-05-17 04:09:47 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
SYDNEY: Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has strongly denied any link to the arrest of three Indian teammates allegedly involved in spot-fixing during an Indian domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament.Test player Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and fellow bowlers Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were all arrested Thursday, Indian police said, with 11 bookmakers also detained in connection with the inquiry.T...
Kiwi Martin strikes against England
2013-05-16 14:14:38 GMT : (Sports/Cricket)
LONDON: New Zealand's Bruce Martin took one wicket and came close to another as England reached 56 for one at lunch on the first day of the first Test at Lord's on Thursday.Left-armer Martin, the only specialist spinner in the side after New Zealand left out Doug Bracewell from what would otherwise have been an all-seam attack, struck with his seventh ball to remove Nick Compton for 16.And...