Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for IPL to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game.
The Indian cricket team found itself at the receiving end of scathing criticism by the British media following its humiliating innings and 244-run drubbing in the fifth and final Test at the Oval with Geoffrey Boycott calling the visiting batsmen "lambs to the slaughter".
Former captain Geoffrey Boycott is mighty pleased with England winning the Manchester Test by an innings and inside three days but he sounded a word of caution saying that Alastair Cook and Co. must improve upon three areas before they face India in the series-decider fifth Test starting Aug 15 at The Oval.
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott, while hailing James Anderson as the country`s best bowler since Ian Botham, has urged the seamer to zip it up and bowl in light of his controversy with India`s Ravindra Jadeja.
Struggling wicket-keeper Matt Prior became the first victim of England`s humiliating defeat against India at the Lord`s when he decided to virtually retire even as the calls for removing skipper Alastair Cook grew louder on Tuesday.
Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has recommended "stern punishment" for James Anderson if the England pacer is found guilty of abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge.
Calls for England cricket team Captain Alistair Cook to step down from captaincy are growing louder with his dismal performance in the last two test series that England played against Sri Lanka and India.
Disappointed by the "lifeless" pitch which produced a draw in the opening India-England Test, former captain Geoffrey Boycott said decks like the one in Nottingham will turn the home pacers into a bunch of "midgets" with little or no belief in their abilities.
Stuart Broad has insisted England are anything but a depressed side after former star batsman Kevin Pietersen suggested there was "an underlying current of unhappiness" in the dressing room after recent defeats.
England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton gave his most detailed explanation yet on Thursday for the controversial decision to end the international career of the "frustrating" Kevin Pietersen.
The British media and former cricketers has reacted with a mixture of frustration and awe at veteran Australian Brad Haddin`s remarkable ability to rescue his team, which is evident in the ongoing Ashes.