I took pedalo for drink with Ian Botham: Andrew Flintoff
I took pedalo for drink with Ian Botham: Andrew Flintoff

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has revealed that his notorious encounter with a pedalo during the 2007 World Cup was a failed attempt to enjoy a nightcap with Ian Botham.

BCCI's enormous power not good for cricket: Geoffrey Boycott
BCCI's enormous power not good for cricket: Geoffrey Boycott

Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for IPL to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game.

India vs England: Eoin Morgan grateful for `wondrous` IPL
India vs England: Eoin Morgan grateful for `wondrous` IPL

Eoin Morgan defended the Indian Premier League as he prepared to captain England in their lone Twenty20 international against India at Edgbaston on Sunday.

Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Wasim Akram
Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Wasim Akram

Not playing the Indian Premier League is the reason behind England`s struggles in the shorter formats, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said, a day after England great Ian Botham called for the rich Twenty20 competition to be scrapped.

BCCI slams Ian Botham for hitting out at IPL
BCCI slams Ian Botham for hitting out at IPL

The Cricket Board on Friday rubbished former England great Ian Botham's criticism of the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, saying he had no locus standi, and advised him to first get his facts right before commenting on the Twenty20 League.

Cricket legend Ian Botham calls for end to IPL
Cricket legend Ian Botham calls for end to IPL

 England great Ian Botham said Wednesday the Indian Premier League was "too powerful" for cricket`s long-term good as he called for the lucrative Twenty20 domestic tournament to be scrapped.

Ian Botham, Graeme Swann call England performance an embarrassment
Ian Botham, Graeme Swann call England performance an embarrassment

Angry and sad at the way England have been outplayed in the ongoing ODI series against India, former captain Ian Botham and retired spinner Graeme Swann said the performance of the side led by Alastair Cook is nothing short of an "embarrassment".

Ian Botham rules out England's chances of winning WC with current strategy
Ian Botham rules out England's chances of winning WC with current strategy

Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham feels that the team's one day plans need to be torn up and started again, because if they follow their current strategy in the World Cup they would be laughed out of Australia, again.

England ponder options after Ian Botham blast
England ponder options after Ian Botham blast

England will have criticism from all-round great Ian Botham ringing in their ears as they try to get back on level terms with India in the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

Ian Botham embarrassed by nude pic appearing on Twitter page

Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham was reportedly left embarrassed on Monday when a photograph of a naked man appeared on his Twitter page.

James Anderson on a par with world No.1 Dale Steyn: Alastair Cook

England fast bowler James Anderson ranks alongside South Africa`s world No. 1 Dale Steyn and possesses more skill, his captain Alastair Cook said on the eve of the fifth test against India.

Ian Botham says England winning because senior squad finally firing

Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham has said that now that Ian Bell, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook are firing, their side is winning.

James Anderson gets go-ahead to target Botham record

James Anderson will head to his Old Trafford home ground for the fourth Test against India hoping to close in on Ian Botham`s record for the most Test wickets by an England bowler.

England`s performance against India was best in recent history, says Ian Botham

Ex-England cricketer Ian Botham thinks that England`s win over India was one of the best performances in recent history.

Andrew Flintoff comeback on hold

Andrew Flintoff`s much-talked about return to county cricket won`t take place this week after he was left out of Lancashire`s squad to play Yorkshire in a Twenty20 match at Old Trafford on Friday.

Botham fears for Flintoff`s fitness

England great Ian Botham said Andrew Flintoff was making a "massive mistake" in coming back to play Twenty20 county cricket after five years out of the game.

Botham to deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture

English cricket legend Sir Ian Botham will deliver the 14th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord`s on September 3.

Vettori sets May comeback target

Injured New Zealand cricket great Daniel Vettori has set a May target to resume his international career with captain Brendon McCullum saying he should be an automatic selection if fit.

The Ashes: Ex- England greats express shock over team`s `spineless` display

Former England greats have expressed shock and embarrassment over their team`s `spineless` display in Australia during the Ashes series.

Ian Botham blasts England team for becoming laughing stock in Australia

Former England Test cricketer Ian Botham has criticized present group of England players after they succumbed to a fourth straight loss in this Ashes series at the MCG, and said that they have become a laughing stock in Australia.