West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels was not part of the ODI team's plan to abandon the tour of India and he stayed away from most of the players' meetings on the troubled tour, according to media reports here.
The Forensic Science Laboratory in Mumbai identified the voice of Indian Premier League (IPL) betting scam, spot-fixing case accused Gurunath Meiyappan in a tapped phone conversation. According to media reports, the son-in-law of ICC, boss N Srinivasan was heard talking to another accomplice Vindoo Dara Singh.
Former India batting great VVS Laxman has been appointed batting consultant in Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)'s Vision 2020 Project due to the initiative of association's joint secretary and Laxman's long-time India team colleague Sourav Ganguly.
Pakistan's legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas has said that Younis Khan deserved a definite spot in next year's World Cup squad to prove his mark, after the former captain thrilled him with his performance in the first Test match against Australia.
Former West Indies great Michael Holding is happy that ICC is finally coming down hard on bowlers with suspect action but he feels that the game's governing body is "20 years too late" in executing a clampdown on suspected chuckers.
South Africa have called up all-rounder Robin Peterson to replace injured left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso for the Australia leg of their limited overs tour Down Under, the country`s cricket board said on Friday.
Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not "innovative and proactive enough as captain, especially in Tests" although India would remain a strong contender to retain their World Cup title in Australia next year.
After claiming just a few days back that suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was ready to undergo independent tests on his new bowling action, Pakistan Cricket Board has now decided to extend the remedial work on his action for another 15 days.