Continuing his verbal duel with the England captain, Graeme Swann has suggested that Alastair Cook should miss the "turmoil" of inevitable one-day failures ahead to keep himself fresh for the challenge of regaining the Ashes.
The fears of involvement of bookmakers in international cricket re-surfaced once again during the second ODI between India and England as the police authorities reportedly threw a spectator out for allegedly supplying information to "sub-continental" bookies.
The most coveted prize in cricket, the World Cup trophy is scheduled to arrive at Lord`s on Sunday and it will be welcomed by England ODI vice-captain Eoin Morgan along with representatives of ECB, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the ICC.
At 31 years and 256 days, Mithali Raj does not know how many more years of international cricket is left in her but Indian women`s cricket team captain is "happy" to have played at least one more Test before she called time on her illustrious career.
Pakistan`s banned leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria will not give up his fight to get his name cleared and seek damages from the England and Wales cricket board which imposed the punishment on him for spot fixing.
England expect Stuart Broad will be fit to play in the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval next week despite confirming the paceman had suffered a broken nose in their fourth Test win at Old Trafford.
India became a "laughing stock" during the Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson incident because of the timidity of BCCI president in-exile N Srinivasan, who played a "puppet" fearing a backlash from the England and Australia boards, CAB secretary Aditya Verma said Saturday.
With lingering disappointment of an unfavourable verdict in the James Anderson fracas, India go into the fourth cricket Test against England here Thursday facing a selection dilemma on whether to leave out a couple of out-of-form players or give them one last opportunity.
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Dhoni shot down and consequently prevented the current manager of the touring party in England Sunil Dev from exploring a settlement with the managung director of cricket at the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Paul Downton on the Anderson affair.