Nathan Lyon contradicts MS Dhoni, lauds umpires for good job
Nathan Lyon contradicts MS Dhoni, lauds umpires for good job

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing cricket Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a "pretty good job".

Umpires step in as tensions boil over in first Test between Australia and India
Umpires step in as tensions boil over in first Test between Australia and India

Umpires had to intervene when tempers boiled over between Australian and Indian players in the first Test in Adelaide on Friday, as the home side took control.

ICC announces umpires and officials for World Cup 2015
ICC announces umpires and officials for World Cup 2015

The International Cricket Council Tuesday named four World Cup winners in a 25-member match officials` team for next year`s World Cup, setting the ball rolling with 73 days to go for the mega event. 

Hockey India extends contract with Shiv Naresh as kit partner till 2017
Hockey India extends contract with Shiv Naresh as kit partner till 2017

Hockey India on Wednesday extended its contract with Shiv Naresh as its kit partner for the national teams as well as the annual Hockey India League.

US Open tennis umpires' pay lawsuit against USTA is ruled out
US Open tennis umpires' pay lawsuit against USTA is ruled out

A federal judge has thrown out a class-action lawsuit accusing the United States Tennis Association of underpaying the hundreds of umpires who work the U.S. Open each year.

ICC initiative to develop umpires` communication skills

With increasing involvement of third umpire in making correct decisions, the ICC wants to start a uniform programme for all member countries, including India, to develop their communication skills by taking help from the British Council.

`Bad boy` McEnroe feels it is time for `shake up` in tennis

American tennis legend John McEnroe feels that it is time for a shake up to come in the sport.

Ex-umpire advises upcoming players to know cricket rules

Former international umpire Bomi Jamula on Tuesday advised up and coming cricketers to learn about the laws of the game as lack of such a knowledge has exposed some top players.

ICC open to use of non-neutral umpires in some series following Ashes DRS drama

International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Dave Richardson has said that he is open to the idea of discussing the use of non-neutral umpires for some series following the Decision Review System (DRS) drama enveloping the Ashes series.

Pakistani umpire Ghauri to appeal against ban

Pakistani international umpire Nadeem Ghauri vowed on Sunday to appeal against a ban imposed for spot-fixing after he was allegedly found willing to give favourable decisions in return for money.

ICC appoints match officials for Women`s WC final

India`s Vineet Kulkarni and Shaun George of South Africa was officiate the ICC Women`s World Cup final between Australia and the West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium here tomorrow

PCB forms committee to probe “match-fixing” allegations against umpires

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formed a committee to probe alleged match-fixing charges against umpires Nadeem Ghouri and Anis-ur-Rehman, sources have said. The PCB, however, is yet to make an official announcement regarding the formation of this committee.

PCB not planning to summon umpires in match-fixing case as yet

A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson has said the board was not planning on summoning the two umpires implicated in the match-fixing allegations made by an Indian television channel as yet, saying that it is a "sensitive matter".

Match-fixing accused umpires rubbish fabricated TV sting-operation claims

Umpires from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka who are at the centre of a match-fixing scandal have denied they were willing to fix matches, even as cricket authorities announced an urgent probe into the allegations aired by an Indian television channel.

Ex-umpire Hair not surprised by fixing claims

Former ICC elite panel umpire Darrell Hair is not at all surprised by the allegations of fixing against match officials, and said such rumours started doing rounds since the birth of the cash-rich Indian Premier League.

ICC launches 'urgent investigation' over allegations of fixing by umpires

The International Cricket Council launched an "urgent investigation" on Monday following allegations by an Indian television station that several umpires were willing to fix matches for money.

IPL asks umpires to crack down on chucking

The Indian Premier League has decided to crack down on chucking and has asked the umpires to apply the relevant laws strictly to deal with bowlers with illegal actions.

ICC, broadcasters to train third umpires

The International Cricket Council is partnering with Ten Sports and Sri Lanka Cricket to deliver the first simulated TV umpire technology training course

BCCI to discuss Taufel proposal on improving umpiring standard

The Umpires` sub-committee of the BCCI will discuss a proposal submitted by top Australian umpire Simon Taufel regarding the ways to improve the standard of umpiring in the country on Saturday.

Umpire Asoka de Silva dropped from crucial World Cup games

Under-fire Sri Lankan umpire Asoka de Silva has been dropped from officiating in some key World Cup matches.