Upbeat East take on South Zone in the Duleep semi-final
Upbeat East take on South Zone in the Duleep semi-final

 After registering an impressive come-from-behind win in their quarter-final against West Zone, a supremely confident East Zone side will take on a last edition's joint champions South Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final, from Wednesday.

Michael Clarke, Misbah-ul-Haq ready for spin challenge
Michael Clarke, Misbah-ul-Haq ready for spin challenge

Skippers Michael Clarke and Misbah-ul Haq Tuesday agreed spin will play a major role in the first of two Tests between Australia and Pakistan starting in Dubai from Wednesday.

Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought
Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought

Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday, but they are hobbled by the absence of spin king Saeed Ajmal. 

Associate ICC nations confident ahead of World Cricket League
Associate ICC nations confident ahead of World Cricket League

Three associate member nations of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Uganda, Bermuda and Singapore Tuesday exuded optimism of their teams' chances of winning the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3, beginning here Wednesday.

Grenada PM willing to act as mediator between WICB, players
Grenada PM willing to act as mediator between WICB, players

Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has said he is prepared to act as a mediator in the ongoing pay dispute between the cricketers, West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that led to abandoning of the India tour by the team last week.

MS Dhoni rested for first 3 ODIs against SL, Virat Kohli to lead
MS Dhoni rested for first 3 ODIs against SL, Virat Kohli to lead

 Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Tuesday rested for the first three One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka next month and batting mainstay Virat Kohli will lead the side in his absence.

West Indies players to play in IPL: Ranjib Biswal
West Indies players to play in IPL: Ranjib Biswal

Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Ranjib Biswal said Tuesday that despite the West Indies players cancelling their tour of India mid-way last week, they will play in the cash-rich league next season.

Australia aim for top Test spot
Australia aim for top Test spot

Australia have a chance to reclaim the top Test team spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings when they take on Pakistan in a two-match series in the United Arab Emirates from Wednesday.

Roshan Mahanama is fourth match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs
Roshan Mahanama is fourth match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs

Roshan Mahanama became the latest member of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) elite panel of match referees to reach the 200-mark milestone in One-Day Internationals (ODI) when he officiated the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Tuesday.

India showcases IPL as driver of economic development
India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

The success of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in cricket embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday.

Hagley Oval receives ICC accreditation
Hagley Oval receives ICC accreditation

The Hagley Oval, New Zealand’s newest cricket ground and venue for the opening game of the 2015 World Cup, Tuesday received the official accreditation from the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer
Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer

Australian allrounder Shane Watson said Tuesday he was over the injury which has sidelined him for months and ready for a long summer schedule, beginning with a Twenty20 series against South Africa.

Mohsin Khan didn't respond to our call: Zaka Ashraf
Mohsin Khan didn't respond to our call: Zaka Ashraf

The former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Zaka Ashraf has claimed that they only appointed Australian Dav Whatmore as the head coach of the national team in 2012 after then serving coach Mohsin Khan didn't respond to the board.

South Africa beat New Zealand by six wickets in 1st ODI
South Africa beat New Zealand by six wickets in 1st ODI

South Africa cruised to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first one-day international at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday, guided home by a captain`s knock from AB de Villiers.

South Africa eye top ODI ranking in New Zealand
South Africa eye top ODI ranking in New Zealand

The Proteas have a chance to reclaim the number one ODI ranking, during their New Zealand sojourn, in which they are schedule to play three-match ODI series, starting from Wednesday.

Heavier Misbah-ul-Haq will pile on the runs, says Basit Ali
Heavier Misbah-ul-Haq will pile on the runs, says Basit Ali

 Former test batsman Basit Ali is predicting a return to form by Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq in the first test against Australia in Dubai that starts on Wednesday because he has put on some weight.

Sri Lanka Cricket defends decision to tour India
Sri Lanka Cricket defends decision to tour India

 Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday defended its decision to send the national team for a tour of India next month amid criticism coming from certain quarters, saying that it was taken at the best interest of the game.

Pak selector secures bail after assault on step brother
Pak selector secures bail after assault on step brother

 Former Pakistan Test batsman and current national selector Wajahatullah Wasti has been released on bail after spending time in jail for assaulting his step brother.

Australia loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis
Australia loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis

 Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis believes Australia`s 153-run defeat in a warm-up game has helped him find flaws in the opposition for the first Test starting on Wednesday in Dubai.

Peter Siddle wants to put pressure on Misbah-ul Haq, Younis Khan
Peter Siddle wants to put pressure on Misbah-ul Haq, Younis Khan

Australia`s frontline paceman Peter Siddle is targeting the experienced duo of Misbah-ul Haq and Younis Khan in the first Test against Pakistan starting in Dubai on Wednesday.