England call up Sam Billings to Cricket World Cup squad
England call up Sam Billings to Cricket World Cup squad

England have added wicketkeeper Sam Billings to their provisional squad for next year`s World Cup in place of the injured Craig Kieswetter.

Pakistan, Australia target Twenty20 future
Pakistan, Australia target Twenty20 future

Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone Twenty20 international in Dubai on Sunday, but both are missing key men.

Fit-again Mohammad Irfan wants to win World Cup for Pakistan

The world`s tallest cricketer Mohammad Irfan Tuesday said he could win next year`s World Cup for Pakistan single-handedly after regaining full fitness from a hip bone injury which had sidelined him for six months.

Morgan rues Malinga impact

Eoin Morgan was left marvelling at the skill of rival captain Lasith Malinga after the Sri Lanka skipper played a key role in the tourists` nine-run Twenty20 international win at The Oval on Tuesday.

TV channel finds ICC ACSU officer`s alleged link with bookie

In what could be an embarrassment for the ICC, a top official of its Anti-Corruption and Security (ACSU) unit has allegedly been found to have links with an Indian bookmaker during this year`s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Sangakkara signs for Durham

Kumar Sangakkara will warm-up for Sri Lanka`s forthcoming tour of England by appearing in the next two rounds of County Championship matches for title-holders Durham.

England post too good to turn down, says Farbrace

England`s new assistant coach Paul Farbrace admitted on Thursday that it was impossible turn down the job even though he will have mixed feelings when he faces former employers Sri Lanka next month.

Sri Lanka axe Chandimal as T20 captain

Sri Lanka`s cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper.

Farbrace resigns as Sri Lanka`s coach

Sri Lanka were left searching for their seventh coach in four years after Paul Farbrace resigned on Tuesday to take up a possible assignment with England, Sri Lanka Cricket said.

Former PCB chief Ashraf lashes out at current head Sethi

Former Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf has lashed out at his successor Najam Sethi, blaming him for the sport`s rapid deterioration in the last two months.

Moores set for England recall: Reports

Peter Moores is set to be recalled as England coach five years after being dramatically axed from the job, the BBC and The Times both reported Friday.

Virat Kohli terms criticism on Yuvraj Singh after World T20 unfair

Star batsman Virat Kohli today termed "unfaired" the criticism directed to his India team-mate Yuvraj Singh for his performance in the recent World Twenty20 loss for India against Sri Lanka in Bangladesh.

World T20 final defeat still rankles Yuvraj

Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday said it was difficult to cope with the World Twenty20 final defeat against Sri Lanka but he was learning to take disappointments in his stride.

`Nervous` England should stick with Giles despite miserable World T20 campaign: Mickey Arthur

Former Australian coach Mickey Arthur has reportedly called on their Ashes rivals England to hold their nerves and stick with their limited-overs coach Ashley Giles despite a miserable World Twenty20 campaign.

Richardson hails Windies team unity

West Indies team manager Sir Richie Richardson says the spirit and unity of the Caribbean side was the key factor in their enterprising run at the recent World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

IPL helps players relax and enjoy themselves: Virat Kohli

The critics might say that IPL is adding to the players` burden in a packed international calendar but Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli today said the T20 event actually helps them relax and enjoy themselves.

England flops have to take charge, says James Anderson

England pace bowler James Anderson admits he and his team-mates must take more responsibility as they look to bounce back from a woeful Ashes defeat against Australia.

Akram calls for `hilly` boot camp for Pak players ahead of 2015 World Cup

Pakistani fast bowling legend Wasim Akram has called for a boot camp for Pakistani cricketers heading to the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in order to boost their chances of victory.

Pakistan`s Afridi asked to explain criticism

Pakistan cricket authorities on Wednesday demanded an explanation from star all-rounder Shahid Afridi after he criticised the team`s "negative" approach for their early exit from the World Twenty20.

ICC happy with associates` progress at world events

The International Cricket Council`s faith in associate member teams was vindicated by their recent showing in the World Twenty20, development manager Tim Anderson has said, singling out the Netherlands` upset win over England.