Vizag stadium hopes to get Test status next month

Secretary of the Andhra Cricket Association Gokaraju Gangaraju today expressed hope that BCCI will soon allow Test matches at the ACA-VDCA stadium at Photinamallayyapalem at the city outskirts.

Action correction helped Ishant get back into form: Coach

Ishant Sharma`s childhood coach Sharvan Kumar feels that all the criticism that the bowler faced in recent times was "justified" and is also proud that his favourite ward has answered back in the best possible way by winning an overseas Test match for India.

Politicos hail Team India`s historic victory at Lords

Politicians cutting across party lines hailed India`s historic victory at Lords on Monday after 28 years.

London hotel haunted, say England cricketers seeking change

In a bizarre development, several England cricketers have requested a change of rooms, saying their five-star London hotel is haunted.

ECB must consider taking captaincy away from Cook: Vaughan

Michael Vaughan has slammed England captain Alastair Cook`s "poor tactics" in the ongoing Lord`s Test against India and called for the ECB to consider taking the captaincy away from him.

Domingo says Proteas squad is not earning reputation for ball tampering

South Africa coach Russell Domingo has denied that his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander became the second bowler in the last nine months to be fined by the ICC for the offence.

India vs England 2014: Match is in balance, feels Plunkett

England speedster Liam Plunkett feels that second Test against India hangs in the balance after three days of cricket.

South Africa coach Russell Domingo defends Vernon Philander in ball tampering row

South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Saturday denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander become the second bowler in the last nine months to be fined for the offence.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar my kind of cricketer: Bishan Singh Bedi

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi heaped praise on seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who achieved his best bowling performance in Tests Saturday, saying that the Meerut-born youngster is "my kind of cricketer".

Was nervous before first Test at Lord`s: Rahane

Delighted to be on the Lord`s roll-of-honour after a gritty hundred on the opening day of the second Test, Ajinkya Rahane revealed that he was a little nervous before his first Test at this celebrated ground.

Mithali to lead India in England

Mithali Raj will skipper the Indian women`s cricket team which will tour England in August to play a four-day Test match and three One-Day Internationals (ODI).

Gary Ballance goes on drinking binge, warned by coach Moores

England`s top-order batsman Gary Ballance has been handed a stern warning by team`s coach Peter Moores over the left-hander`s conduct in a drunken state at a Nottingham pub after the end of the first Test match.

Proud to be on Indian soil in UK: Dhoni

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni introduced his squad to the British Indian community at a special reception here ahead of the second cricket Test match which gets underway at Lord`s here Thursday.

Alistair Cook receives flak for poor performance in 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.

Welsh rugby in crisis as talks break down

Welsh rugby was plunged into crisis on Friday after acrimonious talks between Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) over the future direction of the sport.

Sangakkara holds up England with another Sri Lanka 50

Kumar Sangakkara profited from three "lives" to hit his 47th test match 50 but England`s pacemen hit back to reduced Sri Lanka to 182 for five at tea on the first day of the second test in Leeds on Friday.

Christchurch gets Christmas wish with Boxing Day test

Christchurch`s Hagley Oval will get the first trial of its upgraded facilities ahead of next year`s World Cup with a Boxing Day test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, the country`s cricket board said on Tuesday.

Irfan can`t be used for long spells in Tests: Sarfraz

Pakistan`s former pacer, Sarfraz Nawaz, who is one of the pioneers of reverse swing, has ruled out Test match cricket for lanky left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan.

Poor shot selection, umpiring cost India dear against New Zealand

Shoddy shot selection and poor umpiring cost India dear as they lost the first cricket Test to New Zealand by 40 runs on day four at the Eden Park here Sunday.

ODI rout fires up New Zealand for Test series against India

A fired up New Zealand on Saturday turned their sights towards the upcoming two Tests against India, bursting with confidence after exceeding expectations by dominating the one-day series.