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PCB bans Khalid Latif for 5 years for spot-fixing in PSL

Karachi, Sept 20: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has imposed a five-year ban and a fine of one million rupees on batsman Khalid Latif for his involvement in spot-fixing during the PSL.

In a short order released today, the three-member Tribunal of PCB headed by a former High Court judge Asghar Haider found Khalid guilty on all six breaches of...

BCCI nominates MS Dhoni for Padma Bhushan award

New Delhi, Sept 20: The Indian cricket board has nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country's third highest civilian award -- the Padma Bhushan -- for his contribution to the game.

A senior BCCI official confirmed that the Board has only sent one name for the Padma awards this year and it was a unanimous decision to nominate India's...

Sri Lanka qualify for 2019 ICC World Cup, West Indies to play qualifiers

New Delhi, Sept 20: Sri Lanka have booked their place for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. This after West Indies were beaten by England in the first ODI of the five-match series on Tuesday. The cut-off date for direct qualification for the tournament is September 30, 2017. Sri Lanka, who have 86 points, are ahead of West Indies, who...

No practice for India due to bad weather; Aussies utilise indoor facility ahead of Kolkata ODI

Kolkata, Sept 20: Indian cricket team's preparation for the second ODI match against Australia hampered due to inclement weather even as the visitors utilised the indoor facility at Kolkata's Eden Gardens stadium on Tuesday.

With the ground at Eden Gardens under cover for two days, today's trainning sessions were cancelled. There was a downpour yesterday afternoon. Eden Gardes, despite...

Serena Williams shares heartfelt letter of admiration to her mom

Washington, Sept 20: It seems like Serena Williams has finally understood what it is like to be in her mother`s shoes. After giving birth to her first child, daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr., the tennis ace has written an endearing letter to her own mother, Oracene Price, about what it has been like to see life through her point of...

After Dhoni, Tendulkar now a biopic on woman cricketer Jhulan

Kolkata, Sept 19: Inspired by the success of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar's biopics, world's leading wicket taker in women's ODI cricket, Jhulan Goswami's life will now be portrayed on celluloid.

Tentatively titled, 'Chakdaha Express' the biopic will trace the journey of Jhulan from her hometown in Nadia district to Lord's where India narrowly lost out on the...

BCCI files appeal against Kerala HC’s decision of lifting life ban on S Sreesanth

Thiruvananthapuram, Sept 19: The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) on Monday filed an appeal against the Kerala High Court against lifting lifetime ban imposed on tainted pacer S. Sreesanth.

While filing the appeal, the BCCI said that that the High Court’s decision was contrary to the existing norms.

In August, the Kerala High Court lifted the lifetime-ban...

India and Australia arrive in Kolkata for 2nd ODI

Kolkata, Sep 18: India and Australia today landed here this afternoon for the second ODI of the five-match series at Eden Gardens after their thumping win over the visitors in Chennai.

Dressed it white T-shirts, the 'men-in-blue' looked relaxed as they headed straight to the team hotel along with their support staff and chief coach Ravi Shastri. "There's no...

1st ODI: Pandya, Dhoni guide India to easy win over Australia

Chennai, Sept 18: Hardik Pandya's all-round flamboyance complemented by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's customary calm enabled India to record a comfortable 26-run win over Australia in the rain-curtailed opening ODI of the five-match series, here on Sunday.

Courtesy Pandya's blistering career-best 66-ball 83 and Dhoni's 79 off 88 balls, India posted a competitive 281 for seven despite losing the top...

Chennai ODI: Dhoni, Pandya help India set 282-run target for Aussies

Chennai, Sep 17: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya shared a crucial century-run partnership to help India post a decent target of 282 runs for Australia in the opening ODI of the five-match series here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.

Opting to bat first, India made what could be termed as the worst start to their innings,...