Arjuna slams SLC decision on India tour Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga was highly critical of Sri Lanka Cricket’s last-minute decision to send the national cricket team to India. “The team has now become a laughing stock” said Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup-winning skipper. “The Sri Lankan cricket board and the sports ministry must take the blame for sending the team to India.” Ranatunga said. ...

Johnson takes top honours at LG ICC Awards 2014 Australia paceman named winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. Johnson: “This is something that I’ll be able to look back on in time when my career is over and be exceptionally proud of” Ballance, Brunt, de Villiers, Finch, Kettleborough, Lanning, Mommsen and Sarah Taylor among ...

ICC announces star-studded line-up of Ambassadors for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Johnson, Kohli, McCullum and Sangakkara join Watson for cricket’s world most-anticipated event which is now only 92 days away. The ICC announced the appointment of its ambassadors for ICC CWC 2015 – Australia fast-bowler Mitchell Johnson, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, India’s Virat Kohli, Sri Lanka’s former captain Kumar Sangakkara and Australia’s Shane Watson. The ICC Ambassadors will add ...

Rohit’s 264 studs massive Indian win Opener becomes first batsman to score two ODI double tons as beleaguered Sri Lanka lose by 153 runs. On the eve of India’s fourth One-Day International against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli said Rohit Sharma could be “India’s X-factor”. Mahela Jayawardene said Rohit would be motivated since he was on a comeback and would perform at his peak. It took ...

Rohit Sharma hits highest-ever ODI score India batsman Rohit Sharma has become the first man to hit 250 in a one-day international. His 264 in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka beat the previous world record of 219 made by fellow Indian Virender Sehwag against West Indies in 2011. The right-hander also became only the second man to hit two double centuries in ODIs. The ...

We’re on the right track for World Cup: Mahela Sri Lankan batsman sees the Indian debacle as an aberration rather than a sign. Sri Lanka have had a wretched tour of India so far, as they have failed to even come close to winning a game. With two matches to go in the five-ODI series, the Lankans have already conceded the series to the hosts. However, their batting ...

Umpire communications to be broadcast ICC to trial move during Australia-South Africa series Communications between the on-field and TV umpires will be broadcast on air during Australia’s One-Day International series against South Africa, which starts on Friday. In a first for cricket, the International Cricket Council today confirmed that the host broadcaster for the series, the Nine Network, will be able to broadcast discussions ...

Sri Lanka keen to play Ajantha Mendis at Eden Park The Sri Lankan team management is keen to include experienced spinner Ajantha Mendis in the playing XI for the fourth ODI scheduled to be held here on Thursday Indian Media Reported. Mendis was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders during IPL-1 and had experience of playing at the Eden Gardens. “I had a good opportunity while playing for KKR ...

Sri Lanka keen to play Ajantha Mendis at Eden Park The Sri Lankan team management is keen to include experienced spinner Ajantha Mendis in the playing XI for the fourth ODI scheduled to be held here on Thursday Indian Media Reported. Mendis was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders during IPL-1 and had experience of playing at the Eden Gardens. “I had a good opportunity while playing for KKR ...

Jeremy Snape & Trevor Penny to help Sri Lankan Cricketers Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that Cricketer turned Psychologist Jeremy Snape has been retained by SLC to help the Sri Lankan National Team in the run-up to the forthcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Issuing a statement SLC said Jeremy Snape will be with the Sri Lankan team for 17 days from 25th November to 11th December 2014, ...

Jeremy Snape & Trevor Penny to help Sri Lankan Cricketers In a media release Sri Lanka Cricket announced that Cricketer turned Psychologist Jeremy Snape has been retained by SLC to help the Sri Lankan National Team in the run-up to the forthcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Jeremy Snape will be with the Sri Lankan team for 17 days from 25th November to 11th December 2014. Jeremy will ...

Keeping is about forgetting the hands: Sangakkara Sri Lankan keeper-batsman also presents his views on sledging and depression in cricket Even after affecting 645 dismissals from behind the stumps in international cricket – currently third highest after Mark Boucher and Adam Gilchrist – Sangakkara maintains wicketkeeping doesn’t come naturally to him. Here, he tells the tale of how he got into wicketkeeping in first place and ...

Keeping is about forgetting the hands: Sangakkara Sri Lankan keeper-batsman also presents his views on sledging and depression in cricket Even after affecting 645 dismissals from behind the stumps in international cricket – currently third highest after Mark Boucher and Adam Gilchrist – Sangakkara maintains wicketkeeping doesn’t come naturally to him. Here, he tells the tale of how he got into wicketkeeping in first place and ...

Richie Benaud is fighting skin cancer Legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud revealed he is battling skin cancer and is undergoing radiation therapy, but said he was coping well. The 84-year-old former Australian captain made his illness public at the Nine Network’s launch for its Australian summer cricket coverage, saying he was receiving treatment for skin cancers on his forehead and the top of his head. ...

Richie Benaud is fighting skin cancer “I’m coping with it very well — the doctors are pleased,” the 84-year-old said. “I’m going along slowly. The cancers need to be treated.” Legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud revealed he is battling skin cancer and is undergoing radiation therapy, but said he was coping well. The 84-year-old former Australian captain made his illness public at the Nine Network’s ...

ICC raises prize pool for World Cup The winner of next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup will pocket at least $US3.975 million ($AU4.3 million) in prize money, after the International Cricket Council announced a 20 per cent increase in the total prize pool for the tournament. The reward for the winners will rise to $US4 million if the team remains unbeaten through the entire tournament. “A ...

ICC raises prize pool for World Cup More than $AU10 million on offer to World Cup teams The winner of next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup will pocket at least $US3.975 million ($AU4.3 million) in prize money, after the International Cricket Council announced a 20 per cent increase in the total prize pool for the tournament. The reward for the winners will rise to $US4 million ...

BCCI Since the inception of Test cricket, in 1877, the game has witnessed over 2100 Test matches. Thousands and thousands of men have taken stance at the crease with a bat. Only 11 of them have managed to score runs in access of 10,000. The stresses of batting in Tests – technical, physical, mental and emotional – are enormous. ...

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