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West Indies v Ireland, Preview, Match 5 at Nelson

West Indies will bank on the flair of Gayle and Samuels, while Ireland will bring its own exciting brand of cricket to the game If you got the entire population of Nelson into Eden Gardens, you would still have 20,000 empty seats. On Monday (February 16), the big occasion comes to the small town. If Hagley Oval is a pretty ... Read More »

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara breaks ODI record for dismissals

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara added another milestone to his already storied career when he broke the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals against New Zealand in Wellington on Thursday. The 37-year-old Sangakkara, who is expected to retire from international cricket after theWorld Cup, passed Adam Gilchrist as the most successful wicketkeeper with the dismissal ... Read More »

Spinner Sunil Narine withdraws from West Indies World Cup squad

ANTIGUA: The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that off spinner Sunil Narine has withdrawn from the West Indies squad for the Cricket World Cup 2015. Narine has undergone intense remedial work on his bowling action and preliminary tests have shown him bowling all his deliveries under the 15 degrees flexion allowance. However he requires more time to be able ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Haris Sohail changes hotel room after ‘supernatural encounter’

WELLINGTON: Pakistan team management says cricketer Haris Sohail was left “visibly shaken” after a ghostly encounter in a Christchurch hotel room. Sohail fled what he believed was “a supernatural presence” which shook his bed at the Rydges Latimer hotel, taking refuge in the room of a team coach after the encounter earlier this week. Team manager Naveed Akram Cheema said ... Read More »

Four-man attack: Pakistan likely to play a bowler short in World Cup

Pakistan are bracing for the likelihood of playing the World Cup without key spinner Muhammad Hafeez. The opening batsman has been one of the most economical bowlers in the 50-over format in recent years and his absence from the bowling crease is hurting the balance of the playing eleven. Hafeez is likely to undergo a Test on his action in ... Read More »

Abdul Razzaq hits out at Waqar Younis for campaign against ‘senior’ players

All-rounder Abdul Razzaq censured head coach Waqar Younis for launching campaign against established ‘senior’ players. “Till Waqar is the coach I will never be considered for a comeback to the national team,” Razzaq complained, according to NDTV. Claiming the campaign was not only against him, Razzaq revealed the head coach quarreled with Shahid Afridi when he was the captain of ... Read More »

Brazilian star Ronaldo to attempt comeback with Strikers

HOLLYWOOD: Brazilian star Ronaldo says he will attempt to make a playing comeback this spring with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the second-tier North American Soccer League. The world player of the year in 1996, 1997 and 2002, Ronaldo, is now 38 and hasn’t played since February 2011 with Brazil’s Corinthians. He spoke at a news conference Wednesday called to ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal ‘working hard’ to be ready for Australian Open

MELBOURNE (AP) : Rafael Nadal says he’s “working as hard as I can” to be ready for Monday’s start to the Australian Open following a right wrist injury and appendixsurgery which sidelined him for most of the last six months of 2014. Nadal went through a strenuous workout at Melbourne Park on Wednesday, followed by a two-hour exhibition match against ... Read More »

Saeed Ajmal clears unofficial bowling action test in England

LONDON: The unofficial bowling action test of Paksitan’s spin maestro Saeed Ajmal inEngland has been cleared. Sources said Ajmal could be included in the World Cup squad by February 7 if he sails through the official test in India later this month. Ajmal had got his unofficial bowling action test conducted on Monday in England, before being proceeded to Chennai, ... Read More »

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Fighters were crowned champions of the Haeir Pentangular Cup on Sunday

KARACHI: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Fighters were crowned champions of the Haeir Pentangular Cup on Sunday as they defeated Balochistan Warriors by six wickets in a lacklustre final at the National Stadium, Karachi. The K-P outfit added a new chapter in Pakistan cricket’s history by claiming their second title in a row after winning the National Twenty20 championship. Fighters’ Muhammad Rizwan inflicted the ... Read More »

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