Phil Hughes blow ''rare'' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara
Phil Hughes blow ''rare'' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara

The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday.

India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Stephen Fleming
India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Stephen Fleming

Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming.

Indian tour has hurt Lanka's World Cup preparation: Arjuna Ranatunga
Indian tour has hurt Lanka's World Cup preparation: Arjuna Ranatunga

Refusing to blame the players for the ODI debacle in India, World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said the country's administrators are responsible for the fiasco which has disturbed the team's World Cup preparations as well.

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ICC terms West Indies pull out of India tour 'unacceptable'
ICC terms West Indies pull out of India tour 'unacceptable'

Terming the controversial pull-out by West Indies midway their India tour as "unacceptable", the ICC  warned players against taking contractual matters into their own hands and hinted that they could be penalised by disallowing them to play in domestic tournaments like IPL if they repeat such acts in future.

Getting an ODI has more than compensated for Test loss: Arshad Ayub
Getting an ODI has more than compensated for Test loss: Arshad Ayub

Test matches might be the ultimate 'test' for a cricketer but for organizers, it's always a blessing in disguise if the five-day game is replaced by an ODI believes former India spinner and current Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president Arshad Ayub.

2nd ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - Preview
2nd ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - Preview

After starting the series with a crushing victory, an upbeat India will aim to maintain their stranglehold over an under-prepared Sri Lanka when they meet in the second ODI here on Thursday.

100 days to 2015 Cricket World Cup: State of the nations
100 days to 2015 Cricket World Cup: State of the nations

Thursday marks 100 days to go to the start of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Here is a look at the current strengths and weaknesses of the 14 finalists:

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Explosive Kieron Pollard fires Cape Cobras to win
Explosive Kieron Pollard fires Cape Cobras to win

Power-hitter Kieron Pollard put aside his wrangling with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and players union, WIPA, to slam a typically scintillating unbeaten half-century as he helped propel Cape Cobras to a 14-run victory in the opening round of the Ram Slam Twenty20 League here.

Chris Gayle hopeful South Africa tour will go ahead
Chris Gayle hopeful South Africa tour will go ahead

Star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle said Sunday that he was hopeful a tour to South Africa would go ahead despite a pay dispute.

Sachin Tendulkar bares all in his autobiography `Playing It My Way`

In the much-awaited book `Playing It My Way`, which will be released on November 6, Tendulkar has spoken about his frustrating captaincy tenure from 1996 to 2000 when he led in 25 Tests, losing nine and winning just four.

Sachin Tendulkar almost quit after captaincy debacle, says autobiography

Sachin Tendulkar felt so "scarred" and "devastated" by the Indian team`s losing streak under his captaincy that he contemplated leaving the game in the late 1990s, the master batsman has written in his autobiography.

Darren Sammy ducks issue of abandoned India tour
Darren Sammy ducks issue of abandoned India tour

West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy evaded the contentious issue of the abandoned tour of India, after arriving here to represent Titans in the Ram Slam Twenty20 League.

'Devastated' Sachin Tendulkar contemplated quitting cricket in 1997
'Devastated' Sachin Tendulkar contemplated quitting cricket in 1997

Sachin Tendulkar felt so "scarred" and "devastated" by the Indian team`s losing streak under his captaincy that he contemplated leaving the game in the late 1990s, the master batsman has written in his autobiography.

First ODI preview: India vs Sri Lanka
First ODI preview: India vs Sri Lanka

Their World Cup build-up halted by West Indies team's sudden mid-series pullout, India would resume the preparations for the mega-event when they square off against under-cooked sub-continental rivals Sri Lanka in a hastily-arranged ODI series starting here tomorrow.

Srinivasan refuses to comment on West Iindies team's pullout
Srinivasan refuses to comment on West Iindies team's pullout

ICC Chairman N Srinivasan on Sunday refused to comment on the West Indies team's sudden pullout of the India series.

Yuvraj Singh may find himself out of new BCCI central contract
Yuvraj Singh may find himself out of new BCCI central contract

Yuvraj Singh's chances of playing in the upcoming World Cup is all but over with younger players performing well for Team India. Known for his flamboyance batting and more than handy bowling, Yuvraj was once an integral part of the team.

We did not have ideal preparation for India tour: Angelo Mathews
We did not have ideal preparation for India tour: Angelo Mathews

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said that his team did not have an ideal preparation for the upcoming tour of India as they were concentrating on fitness and not skills during break from international cricket.

Cuttack to host India-Sri Lanka ODI series opener
Cuttack to host India-Sri Lanka ODI series opener

Cuttack will host the opening match of the hastily-arranged ODI series between India and Sri Lanka on November 2 after the West Indies' stunning pullout over a pay dispute.

Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding
Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding

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.