Pair avoid jail time over Jesse Ryder assault
Pair avoid jail time over Jesse Ryder assault

Two New Zealand men who were involved in a bar fight that left former Black Cap Jesse Ryder in an induced coma were handed non-custodial sentences on Wednesday, reports said.

"Hurt" Virat Kohli says fans should be "ashamed" for blaming him, Anushka Sharma for India's ousting from World Cup
"Hurt" Virat Kohli says fans should be "ashamed" for blaming him, Anushka Sharma for India's ousting from World Cup

India's Test captain Virat Kohli on Friday lashed out at critics, who blamed his girlfriend Anushkha Sharma for the team's exit from ICC Cricket World Cup, stating that they "should be ashamed of themselves" as "no one has won more matches" than him in the last five years.

ICC World Cup: New Zealand need Brendon McCullum at helm to keep winning, says Stephen Fleming
ICC World Cup: New Zealand need Brendon McCullum at helm to keep winning, says Stephen Fleming

Brendon McCullum`s inspirational captaincy has lifted New Zealand and the flamboyant batsman should continue leading the side in all three formats at least until next year`s World Twenty20, former captain Stephen Fleming said.

When four years ago, MS Dhoni won the World Cup with a Six!
When four years ago, MS Dhoni won the World Cup with a Six!

Four years ago, the right-hander smashed Nuwan Kulasekara over long-on for a memorable huge six which won India their second World Cup title.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum receives Sir Richard Hadlee Medal
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum receives Sir Richard Hadlee Medal

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been awarded Sir Richard Hadlee medal, the country's highest cricketing honour, for his inspirational leadership and exemplary batting at a glittering ceremony, here.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia coach Darren Lehmann defends Brad Haddin, aggression
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia coach Darren Lehmann defends Brad Haddin, aggression

Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann has defended wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and the team`s vocal aggression during their World Cup final win over New Zealand.

Mitchell Starc to miss start of IPL 2015 due to knee strain
Mitchell Starc to miss start of IPL 2015 due to knee strain

Australian speedster Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the initial few weeks of the forthcoming Indian Premier League due to a knee niggle.

Anshuman Gaekwad wants selectors to persist with current Indian team for next World Cup
Anshuman Gaekwad wants selectors to persist with current Indian team for next World Cup

Impressed by India's good showing in the cricket World Cup, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad believes the current lot of players should be persisted with and they will deliver in the next 50-over showpiece event in England.

Australian keeper Brad Haddin apologises for radio comments
Australian keeper Brad Haddin apologises for radio comments

Australian wicket keeper Brad Haddin has said it was never his intention to offend anyone during a radio interview after Sunday's World Cup victory.

India need a bigger pool of fast bowlers: Erapalli Prasanna
India need a bigger pool of fast bowlers: Erapalli Prasanna

The Indian bowling was a pleasant surprise in the recent cricket World Cup but a bigger pool of genuine fast bowlers and spinners needs to be created for the team to be a consistent force in the future, feels the legendary E Prasanna.

Ravi Shastri defends Virat Kohli, says his work ethic as good as any
Ravi Shastri defends Virat Kohli, says his work ethic as good as any

Defending an under-fire Virat Kohli, Indian cricket Team Director Ravi Shastri on monday said the swashbuckling batsman's ordinary run in the World Cup had nothing to do with his actress-girlfriend Anushka Sharma's presence and to call it that is "utter nonsense".

Australia seeking momentum for Ashes on Caribbean tour
Australia seeking momentum for Ashes on Caribbean tour

Australia will resist the temptation to tinker with their team on tour against West Indies and plan to field their best 11 in a bid to sweep the two-test series and build momentum for the Ashes, selector Rod Marsh has said.

Vernon Philander selection not race-based, says CSA
Vernon Philander selection not race-based, says CSA

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has denied reports that the selection of pacer Vernon Philander ahead of fast bowler Kyle Abbott for their team's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand was racially motivated.

Daniel Vettori announces retirement from international cricket
Daniel Vettori announces retirement from international cricket

A day after his team ended up being the runners-up in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Kiwi legend Daniel Vettori announced his retirement from international cricket.

Perform or perish, says PCB's new chief selector
Perform or perish, says PCB's new chief selector

Pakistan's new chief selector Haroon Rasheed on Monday issued a warning to the members of the national team that they had to either perform consistently or the selectors would look for replacements.

Virat Kohli the leader must play more responsibly: Erapalli Prasanna
Virat Kohli the leader must play more responsibly: Erapalli Prasanna

Virat Kohli is expected to captain India in all formats at some point but before that happens the star batsmen must start taking more responsibility towards his team, says spin great Erapalli Prasanna.

We need to focus on domestic cricket: Shahid Afridi
We need to focus on domestic cricket: Shahid Afridi

Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that Pakistan need to focus and invest a lot in its domestic cricket in order to be able to compete in a rapidly changing game at the global level.

Spot and groom young bowlers to regain World Cup glory: Dilip Vengsarkar
Spot and groom young bowlers to regain World Cup glory: Dilip Vengsarkar

Providing a roadmap to win the next World Cup, scheduled in England in 2019, ex-India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Monday suggested that cricket authorities should spot a handful of young pace and spin bowlers and make them play in county cricket during the off season here.

Pakistan name Azhar Ali as ODI captain
Pakistan name Azhar Ali as ODI captain

Inexperienced top-order batsman Azhar Ali was on Monday named as the new Pakistan ODI captain in a surprise move by the cricket Board, succeeding Misbah-ul-Haq who retired from the 50-over format after the cricket World Cup.

President Mustafa Kamal threatens to reveal 'mischievous things' at ICC
President Mustafa Kamal threatens to reveal 'mischievous things' at ICC

The simmering row within the International Cricket Council took an ugly turn on Monday with its President Mustafa Kamal threatening to expose "mischievious" designs of some people who had denied him the "constitutional right" to hand over the Word Cup Trophy.