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India cricket boss under pressure to quit NEW DELHI: India's cricket board chief faced mounting pressure Sunday to step down before an emergency meeting over a spot-fixing scandal that has already prompted three local administrators of the game to quit.Officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) were set to meet later Sunday in the southern city of Chennai over the scandal that has rocked the world's richest cricket board.Punjab Cricket Association president I.S. Bindra was the latest to pile pressure on BCCI president N. Srinivasan when he told reporters that the Indian cricket boss must go."Mr. Srinivasan must step down," Bindra said on Sunday.Late Saturday in comments e-mailed to local media, Bindra called the spot-fixing scandal the "worst crisis" facing Indian cricket."After decades of being a part of the great game of cricket, and having served Indian cricket in various positions, I believe that this is the worst crisis faced by Indian cricket," ...

India v Sri Lanka scoreboard BIRMINGHAM: Final scoreboard in the Champions Trophy warm-up between India and Sri Lanka at Edgbaston on Saturday:IndiaS. Dhawan run out (Thirimanne) 1M. Vijay c Thirimanne b Eranga 18V. Kohli c Chandimal b Eranga 144R. Sharma c Kulasekara b T Perera 5S. Raina b Senanayake 34D. Karthik not out 106M. Dhoni not out 18Extras (b2, lb4, w5) 11Total (5 wickets; 49 overs) 337Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Dhawan), 2-52 (Vijay), 3-62 (R Sharma), 4-110 (Raina), 5-296 (Kohli)Did ...
Ponting hits century on Surrey debut LONDON: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting marked his first-class Surrey debut with a century against Derbyshire in the County Championship on Saturday.Ponting has retired from international cricket and has joined Surrey for a brief spell while captain Graeme Smith is away on international duty.The 38-year-old batsman showed there is still life in the old dog as he cruised to his 81st hundred and shared a third-wicket stand of 180 in 49 overs on the third ...
Pressure mounts on BCCI boss in betting row NEW DELHI: A third top Indian cricket official quit on Saturday, piling more pressure on the beleaguered president of the world's richest cricketing body to resign over a mounting betting scandal.Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla told the Press Trust of India he was resigning "in the best interest of Indian cricket" in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has ensnared the glitzy league."I have decided to quit as IPL chairman. It is ...
Kohli, Karthik tons help India beat Sri Lanka BIRMINGHAM: Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik both hit centuries as India warmed up the forthcoming Champions Trophy with an impressive five-wicket win against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston on Saturday.Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team looked up against it when Sri Lanka posted an imposing total of 333-5 after being put into bat.But Kohli smashed 144 from 120 balls and Karthik blasted 106 not out from only 81 balls to lead India to victory with one over to ...
Pressure on BCCI chief to quit over spot-fixing scandal NEW DELHI: Pressure mounted Saturday on the beleaguered president of India's cricket board, N. Srinivasan to resign, a day after two top cricketing officials quit over an escalating spot-fixing scandal.Board joint secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke submitted their resignations to the president on Friday.Their resignations which threw the running of the cricket body into fresh turmoil were front-page news in Indian newspapers with leading daily, The Times of India, declaring in a headline ...
Guptill hundred sees New Zealand to victory LONDON: Martin Guptill's unbeaten century saw New Zealand return to winning ways as they beat England by five wickets in the first one-day international at Lord's on Friday.Opening batsman Guptill made 103 not out, his third century in 70 ODIs, as New Zealand, chasing 228 for victory, finished on 231 for five with 19 balls to spare.Victory left New Zealand 1-0 up in a three-match series ahead of Sunday's second ODI in Southampton. Guptill could ...


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