Jesse Ryder run-fest pushes Black Caps cause
Jesse Ryder run-fest pushes Black Caps cause

New Zealand`s out-of-favour batman Jesse Ryder bludgeoned 136 from 57 balls against Ireland on Thursday to press his case for an international recall.

Skipper AB de Villiers says 'finishing games' for Proteas gets him going
Skipper AB de Villiers says 'finishing games' for Proteas gets him going

South Africa cricket team captain A.B. de Villiers has said that the satisfaction of leading from the front has been the driving force behind his match-winning performances for the squad this year.

Kane Williamson to miss rest of NZ-South Africa series
Kane Williamson to miss rest of NZ-South Africa series

Batsman Kane Williamson will miss the two remaining matches in New Zealand's limited-overs series against South Africa due to a wrist injury.

ICC cricket World Cup to launch 'Net Bowler' program
ICC cricket World Cup to launch 'Net Bowler' program

With just over 100 days left for the ICC Cricket World Cup to kickstart in Australia and New Zealand, the event organisers are set to launch their official 'Net Bowler' program at Allan Border Field in Brisbane on Thursday.

Malaysian envoy due back in New Zealand on sex charge: Report

A Malaysian military attache who sparked outrage when he invoked diplomatic immunity to escape a sex charge in New Zealand will arrive in Wellington to face court on Saturday, reports said.

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.

Proteas win toss, bowl in first New Zealand ODI

South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first in the opening one-day international against New Zealand at Bay Oval on Tuesday.

New Zealand fault hole revealing secrets of earth's crust

An international team of scientists drilling a 1.3-km deep hole into the Alpine Fault in New Zealand's South Island say they are already gaining valuable insights into the earth's crust less than a quarter of the way down.

Wayne Parnell out for Proteas but De Villiers backs depth
Wayne Parnell out for Proteas but De Villiers backs depth

All rounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday.

Black Cap Jimmy Neesham gets first crack at World Cup opening spot
Black Cap Jimmy Neesham gets first crack at World Cup opening spot

All rounder Jimmy Neesham has been given the first opportunity to settle questions at the top of New Zealand`s order ahead of next year`s cricket World Cup when he opens the batting with Martin Guptill against South Africa on Tuesday.

New Zealand parliament holds its first session after polls

 New Zealand`s 51st Parliament Monday held its first sitting since last month`s general election for the swearing-in of all 121 members.

India-Australia final ideal for 2015 Cricket World Cup: Ricky Ponting
India-Australia final ideal for 2015 Cricket World Cup: Ricky Ponting

Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29.

Sri Lankan cricketers concerned about skills training ahead of India tour
Sri Lankan cricketers concerned about skills training ahead of India tour

With the breaking of the news of Sri Lanka Cricket and the BCCI agreeing to a five-match ODI series, the Lankan players appeared to be concerned about their skills training required for the series.

New Zealand urges citizens to leave Iraq

The New Zealand government has urged its citizens to leave Iraq, a media report said on Friday.

Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela, New Zealand elected to Security Council

The UN General Assembly Thursday elected Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela and New Zealand as new non-permanent members to the Security Council.

UN votes to fill coveted Security Council seats

The United Nations voted on Thursday to pick five new members to the Security Council, with New Zealand, Spain and Turkey locked in a tight race for seats at the world's "top table."

UWA raises doubts over reliability of ICC's recent biomechanic tests on bowlers
UWA raises doubts over reliability of ICC's recent biomechanic tests on bowlers

The University of Western Australia (UWA), whom the International Cricket Council (ICC) relied upon for the last 20 years to develop models to test illegal bowling actions, has reportedly raised serious doubts over the reliability of the recent biomechanics tests that have resulted in several international bowlers being suspended.

New Zealand Immigration official's Indian radio remark sparks race row

A New Zealand immigration official has sparked a race row after rejecting a woman's visa application for a job, saying New Zealanders are unlikely to hear Indian radio.

Chris Cairns in court on perjury charge
Chris Cairns in court on perjury charge

New Zealand cricket great Chris Cairns appeared in a London court on Thursday charged with perjury relating to a libel action he brought in England in 2012.

Zimbabwe select Masakadza brothers for Bangladesh tests
Zimbabwe select Masakadza brothers for Bangladesh tests

Zimbabwe have named three new caps, including a third Masakadza brother, in their 17-man test squad to tour Bangladesh later this month.