Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Monday created a flutter by claiming that he was financing Aditya Verma's petition against BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan and others in the IPL spot-fixing case.
Availability of Australian skipper Michael Clarke for the opening Test against India at Brisbane is still in doubt. And now a quadriceps injury of in-form batsman Steven Smith, has also forced him to withdraw his name from this week's Sheffield Shield round.
Acknowledging the receipt of PCB's request letter for tainted pacer Muhammad Aamir's early return to cricket, ICC CEO Dave Richardson on Monday said that the international body has taken note of the issue but the matter will take some time to get resolved.
Promising a corruption-free World Cup, the ICC on Monday said it has struck partnerships with law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand in its endeavour to prevent bookies from associating with the players.
Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi, on Monday lashed out at N Srinivasan and said that all the BCCI members that voted in favour of the latter, must be disallowed or banned to participate in any cricket activity. Modi also stated that IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajastan Royals must be cancelled from the mega cricket event.
Co-owner of Rajasthan Royals Raj Kundra, who has been indicted by Justice Mudgal committee in connection with IPL spot-fixing scam, on Monday offered to place his entire shareholding of 11.7% in the franchise in the custody of the Supreme Court of India or any institution that they direct him to.
Resuming the hearing related to the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, the Supreme Court on Monday said that the cash-rich tournament is a mutual beneficial society between BCCI and IPL.
Steve Smith was ruled out of Tuesday's Sheffield Shield match but is still likely to play for Australia in the first Test against India, starting Dec 4, after picking up a quad strain, Cricket Australia announced Monday.
India's fast bowlers led by Varun Aaron made full use of the seamer-friendly conditions, as they dismissed an inexperienced Cricket Australia XI for 219 on the first day of their opening two-day warm-up fixture, here today.