Wriddhiman Saha's fitness report awaited
Wriddhiman Saha's fitness report awaited

The Indian selectors will be awaiting Wriddhiman Saha's fitness report before searching for a replacement after the East Zone wicketkeeper-batsman injured his thumb during the Duleep Trophy semi-final, here on Friday.

Security plan in place for Sri Lanka players: Police
Security plan in place for Sri Lanka players: Police

Keeping in view the security lapses during last year's India-Sri Lanka match and incidents of Tamil Tiger racists attacking Lankan cricket lovers in London, the city's Commissionerate Police on Friday assured a foolproof safety plan for players and spectators.

Marlon Samuels wanted to continue tour of India: Reports
Marlon Samuels wanted to continue tour of India: Reports

West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels was not part of the ODI team's plan to abandon the tour of India and he stayed away from most of the players' meetings on the troubled tour, according to media reports here.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla to lead Bengal one-day tourney
Laxmi Ratan Shukla to lead Bengal one-day tourney

Laxmi Ratan Shukla was on Friday named Bengal skipper for the four-team SK Acharya Challenger invitational meet starting next Sunday.

Three-ton David Warner feels lucky to match Don Bradman
Three-ton David Warner feels lucky to match Don Bradman

Australian opener David Warner believes luck played a part in his matching illustrious countryman Don Bradman's three consecutive Test hundreds, he said on Friday.

IPL spot-fixing: Gurunath Meiyappan’s voice sample confirmed, say reports
IPL spot-fixing: Gurunath Meiyappan’s voice sample confirmed, say reports

The Forensic Science Laboratory in Mumbai identified the voice of Indian Premier League (IPL) betting scam, spot-fixing case accused Gurunath Meiyappan in a tapped phone conversation. According to media reports, the son-in-law of ICC, boss N Srinivasan was heard talking to another accomplice Vindoo Dara Singh.

VVS Laxman named 'batting consultant' of CAB's Vision 2020 project
VVS Laxman named 'batting consultant' of CAB's Vision 2020 project

Former India batting great VVS Laxman has been appointed batting consultant in Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)'s Vision 2020 Project due to the initiative of association's joint secretary and Laxman's long-time India team colleague Sourav Ganguly.

Pakistan in command despite David Warner's century
Pakistan in command despite David Warner's century

Pakistan's spin bowlers shared six wickets between them to take control of the first Test against Australia despite a brilliant hundred by David Warner on the third day on Friday.

Younis Khan definitely 'deserves spot' in Pakistan's World Cup squad: Zaheer Abbas
Younis Khan definitely 'deserves spot' in Pakistan's World Cup squad: Zaheer Abbas

Pakistan's legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas has said that Younis Khan deserved a definite spot in next year's World Cup squad to prove his mark, after the former captain thrilled him with his performance in the first Test match against Australia.

Pakistan vs Australia: Aus struggle despite Warner's century at Day 3 lunch
Pakistan vs Australia: Aus struggle despite Warner's century at Day 3 lunch

Opener David Warner hit an aggressive hundred but Australia lost four wickets on the third day of the first Test against Pakistan here on Friday.

ICC are 20 years too late to act on chucking: Michael Holding
ICC are 20 years too late to act on chucking: Michael Holding

Former West Indies great Michael Holding is happy that ICC is finally coming down hard on bowlers with suspect action but he feels that the game's governing body is "20 years too late" in executing a clampdown on suspected chuckers.

South Africa name Peterson to replace injured Phangiso
South Africa name Peterson to replace injured Phangiso

South Africa have called up all-rounder Robin Peterson to replace injured left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso for the Australia leg of their limited overs tour Down Under, the country`s cricket board said on Friday.

Jesse Ryder not ready for New Zealand return, says Brendon McCullum
Jesse Ryder not ready for New Zealand return, says Brendon McCullum

Jesse Ryder`s blistering return to form may not be enough to get him rushed back into the international game, according to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.

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.

David Warner hits century, Pakistan pick up four wickets
David Warner hits century, Pakistan pick up four wickets

David Warner remained unbeaten after his ninth test hundred but Pakistan fought back with four Australian wickets in an extended morning session on the third day of the first test in Dubai on Friday.

South storm into Duleep final with crushing win

South Zone took just 40 minutes into the third morning to decimate East Zone by an innings and 118 runs en route their entry into Duleep Trophy final, here.

Australia hit back after Pakistan's 454 in first Test
Australia hit back after Pakistan's 454 in first Test

Australia got off to a solid start after wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed's brilliant hundred guided Pakistan to a big first innings total of 454 in the first Test in Dubai on Thursday.

South Africa beat New Zealand in 2nd ODI to claim series
South Africa beat New Zealand in 2nd ODI to claim series

South Africa defeated New Zealand by 72 runs in the second one-day international at Bay Oval on Friday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Pakistan out for 454 in first Test
Pakistan out for 454 in first Test

Pakistan were bowled out for 454 on the second day of the opening Test against Australia in Dubai on Thursday.

PCB extends remedial work on Saeed Ajmal
PCB extends remedial work on Saeed Ajmal

After claiming just a few days back that suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was ready to undergo independent tests on his new bowling action, Pakistan Cricket Board has now decided to extend the remedial work on his action for another 15 days.