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Rain delays start of Mohali test match

Mohali, March 14: Rainfall accompanied by strong winds, after fresh snowfall occurred in parts of Himachal Pradesh, delayed the start of the third test match between Australia and India at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium here Thursday morning. The rain, which started late Wednesday night, continued in the morning, and the ground staff of the stadium covered the pitch and the main square.... 

Sehwag axed from Test squad

Mumbai, March 7: Once explosive India opener Virender Sehwag was Thursday dropped from the squad for the last two Tests against Australia, after failing to perform and impress the selectors. The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), trimmed the side to a 14-member squad, naming no replacement for the 34-year-old batsman. Sehwag, who was already in... 

Tendulkar says goodbye to one-day cricket

  Mumbai, Dec 23: India batting great Sachin Tendulkar Sunday closed a major chapter of his illustrious career by announcing his retirement from one-day cricket. He will continue to play in Tests. Tendulkar’s decision following days of speculation came moments before the selectors announced Team India for the limited overs series against Pakistan starting Dec 25. Battling with form, Tendulkar’s... 

Scoreboard: India vs England, First Test, Day 3

  Ahmedabad, Nov 17: Scoreboard at stumps on the third day of the first cricket Test between India and England at Motera here Saturday. India (1st innings): 521/8 decl England (1st innings): 191 all out England (2nd innings): Alistair Cook batting 74 Nick Compton    batting 34 Extras: (lb 3) 3 Total: (for 0 wickets in 38 overs)    111 Bowling: Umesh Yadav    7-1-15-0 Pragyan Ojha 14-3-34-0 Ravichandran... 

West Indies crowned World Twenty20 champions after 33 years!

Colombo, Oct 7:  A spirited West Indies lifted their maiden World Twenty20 trophy with a brilliant 36-run win over hosts Sri Lanka in the final at the Premedasa Stadium here Sunday. West Indies bowled out Sri Lanka for 101 runs with eight balls to spare to lift a World Cup trophy after 33 years and an International Cricket Council (ICC) trophy after a gap of eight years. West Indies’ last win... 

India wins SA, but knocked out of World Twenty20!

Colombo: India’s quest to regain the World Twenty20 title came to a heartbreaking end after they were knocked out of the tournament despite a thrilling one-run victory over South Africa in the final Super Eight contest on Tuesday. Put into bat, India scored 152 for six and needed to restrict South Africa within 121 to qualify for the semifinals on net run rate but Faf Du Plessis knocked the... 

ICC to introduce new technology to assess illegal bowling action!

The ICC has entered the second phase of an agreement with a consortium of high profile Australian cricket, sports science and sports engineering institutions to develop a wearable technology to assess the legality of bowling actions in match and training conditions. ICC is now working with experts to produce a process capable of measuring bowlers’ actions in a match environment. Known as inertial... 

Sushil Kumar in final, to contest for gold medal

London, Aug 12: Sushil Kumar has scripted history at the 2012 London Games by making it to the final of the men’s 66kg event defeating Akzhurek Tanatarov of Kazakhstan in the semifinals. By defeating Tanatarov, he is assured of a silver medal thereby becoming the first ever Indian athlete to win back-to-back Olympic medals. If he wins the final, the 29-year-old will be the first ever wrestler from... 

Tendulkar, Laxman back for New Zealand Tests

Mumbai, Aug 10: VVS Laxman retains his place in the Test team against New Zealand, and Indian batting mastero returns to the squad after taking a break from the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Yuvraj Singh has been selected in the Indian team for the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have also been named in the 15 member Test squad for the upcoming... 

Will Sushil fulfill the gold dream in Olympics?

London, Aug 10: The spotlight is on wrestler Sushil Kumar to fetch India a medal in the London Olympics as he now remains the main hope for the country, and the 2008 Beijing Games hero says he is determined to give his best. India’s campaign in London Games is nearing an end with only wrestling and a couple of athletics events left and Beijing Olympics bronze winner Sushil carries the country’s...