Paine denies Warner relationship is broken

Australia’s captain Tim Paine has denied that there is a relationship barrier to David Warner’s return to the national team after his 12-month ban from the game expires next year. Warner was pinpointed by Cricket Australia as the instigator of the Newlands ball-tampering plot, and there were testy scenes in Cape Town in the days […]

Mushfiqur wary of Rashid, Mujeeb threat

Mushfiqur Rahim has impelled Bangladesh to employ caution against Afghanistan’s spinners when the two teams meet each other next month. Afghanistan are set to host Bangladesh for three T20 internationals before their historic maiden Test, against India, and Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are set to feature significantly in the series. While the two […]

Former Sharjah cricket official Ansari charged for corruption

The ICC has charged a long-serving Sharjah Cricket Council (SCC) coach Irfan Ansari on three counts of breaching their anti-corruption code. Ansari, also a tournament organising committee member, was suspended from every position he holds in UAE cricket and has 14 days, from May 19, to respond to the charge sheet. ESPNcricinfo understands that he […]

Imam-ul-Haq set for ‘dream’ Pakistan Test debut

It will be a dream realised for Imam-ul-Haq, should he make his Test debut as expected this week. Growing up and hoping to emulate his uncle, former Pakistan captain and now chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Imam wanted to play Tests for his country – even if he did not expect his first to be in Ireland. […]

Kohli needs to be in two places at once on June 27

  There is no shortage of superlatives – well deserved most of them – for Virat Kohli, but the Indian selectors, in collusion with Surrey, might have given him a task even Superman King Kohli might struggle to fulfil. Surrey’s website says: “Kohli will be available for all cricket throughout the month [of June] until […]

Ireland open to touring Pakistan

  Ireland are open to the prospect of touring Pakistan according to Warren Deutrom, Cricket Ireland’s chief executive. Ahead of the historic Test between the two countries inDublin on Friday, this news will come as a welcome boost to the PCB, though Pakistan’s home schedule this season means any tour may struggle to happen anytime […]

Malik has sights set on 2020 World T20

  Shoaib Malik wants to keep playing international cricket at least until 2020. The 36-year old allrounder is three matches away from tying Shahid Afridi’s record as the most capped Pakistan player in T20Is and has his eyes set on the World T20 in Australia. Malik also said that the 2019 World Cup in England […]

KL Rahul unbeaten, but Royals beat rest of Kings XI

  Rajasthan Royals kept their tournament alive with an astute defence of 158 engineered by spinners K Gowtham and Ish Sodhi, who took a combined 3 for 25 in seven overs even as KL Rahul made a skillful unbeaten 95. Only one other Kings XI Punjab batsman got into double-figures on a pitch where the […]

Ashwin has shown he can be a fine leader: Sunil Gavaskar

  This year’s IPL has once again demonstrated how skippers play an important role in their team’s fortunes. The teams that are at the top of the table have captains who are doing well themselves and thus taking their teammates along with them. The teams at the bottom have leaders who just haven’t been able […]

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