Joe Root should be England captain: Ian Botham
Joe Root should be England captain: Ian Botham

Former all-rounder Ian Botham says it is time to drop Alastair Cook as England captain and replace him with Joe Root adding that ex-Australia pacer Jason Gillespie would be the perfect candidate for the post of England coach.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini writes open apology to fans
Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini writes open apology to fans

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has written an open letter of apology to fans for the club`s woeful form that has left them battling to retain their Premier League status.

Judge mulls charges for migrant disaster ship skipper

The Tunisian captain of a migrant boat in which at least 700 people drowned was to learn Friday what charges he will face over the deadly disaster.

Pakistan name Azhar Ali as ODI captain
Pakistan name Azhar Ali as ODI captain

Inexperienced top-order batsman Azhar Ali was on Monday named as the new Pakistan ODI captain in a surprise move by the cricket Board, succeeding Misbah-ul-Haq who retired from the 50-over format after the cricket World Cup.

Cricket World Cup: PCB pulls up Ajmal for captaincy comment
Cricket World Cup: PCB pulls up Ajmal for captaincy comment

The PCB has not appreciated comments made by star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal where he has promoted the names of Muhammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as captain of the one-day squad.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will return to form, says Joe Hart
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will return to form, says Joe Hart

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart believes captain Vincent Kompany will benefit from being axed by manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Current New Zealand team the best side I have played in: Brendon McCullum
Current New Zealand team the best side I have played in: Brendon McCullum

Ahead of their World Cup opener against Sri Lanka, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has said his team is the best squad he has played in.

Hockey team sends best wishes to Indian cricketers
Hockey team sends best wishes to Indian cricketers

Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh on Thursday wished the national cricket team the very best in the World Cup beginning in Australia and New Zealand from Saturday.

Concordia ship captain should have saved all: Prosecutors

The failure of Costa Concordia's captain to promptly order an evacuation of the cruise ship was the sole reason 32 people died, prosecutors said in their final arguments in court.

HIL 3: Sardar Singh suspended for one game
HIL 3: Sardar Singh suspended for one game

Delhi Waveriders captain Sardar Singh was Saturday handed a one-match suspension for "inappropriate physical contact with the opponent player" during a Hockey India League (HIL) match.

We are in catch-22 situation, says MS Dhoni
We are in catch-22 situation, says MS Dhoni

Knocked out of the Tri-series, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said the dilemma over settling down into the right bowling combination has put the team in a "catch-22 situation" ahead of the ODI World Cup.

ODI tri-series: MS Dhoni blames batsmen for loss to England
ODI tri-series: MS Dhoni blames batsmen for loss to England

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the batsmen for Friday's loss against England in the virtual semi-final of the tri-series here.

Gerrard could manage Liverpool one day: Sturridge
Gerrard could manage Liverpool one day: Sturridge

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is convinced outgoing captain Steven Gerrard will one day become manager at the Anfield.

Sydney Sixers' Moises Henriques suspended for a BBL match
Sydney Sixers' Moises Henriques suspended for a BBL match

Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques was Friday handed a one-match suspension after being penalised for his side's slow over rate in Wednesday's KFC T20 Big Bash League (BBL) final against Perth Scorchers.

Win tomorrow will build momentum ahead of World Cup: Eoin Morgan
Win tomorrow will build momentum ahead of World Cup: Eoin Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan upped the ante ahead of his side's tri-series clash with India, saying a win in tomorrow's virtual semifinal will build up momentum ahead of the World Cup.

Steve Smith credits IPL for success
Steve Smith credits IPL for success

Going through the form of his life, Australian batsman Steven Smith said his participation in the Indian Premier League has helped him improve his game and taught him to adapt to different situations.

Great to earn first win: Ashley Jackson
Great to earn first win: Ashley Jackson

Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson said Sunday that it was great to get a win under their belt after they lost the Hockey India League (HIL) opener.

George Bailey in doubt for next ODI, Steven Smith likely to lead Australia
George Bailey in doubt for next ODI, Steven Smith likely to lead Australia

Steven Smith is likely to captain Australia in the next ODI of the tri-series against England in Hobart on Friday as George Bailey faces a possible suspension from the ICC due to his side's slow over-rate in the four-wicket win over India at the MCG, here on Sunday.

Arsenal without Arteta and Debuchy for next three months
Arsenal without Arteta and Debuchy for next three months

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta will be out for the next three months after having a "successful" operation on the left ankle that has kept him sidelined since late November, the club said on Thursday.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews rues dropped catches in second Test
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews rues dropped catches in second Test

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could only reflect on the old cricketing adage that "catches win matches" as poor fielding let his side down in the second test against New Zealand.