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Reports: Suresh Raina 'rested' for Zimbabwe tour at BCCI's behest because of corruption allegations
Reports: Suresh Raina 'rested' for Zimbabwe tour at BCCI's behest because of corruption allegations

Ajinkya Rahane was named India captain for India’s recent tour of Zimbabwe Suresh Raina had been named India captain but was ‘rested’ for the Zimbabwe tour after the BCCI intervened, according to a report in The Indian Express. The reason why BCCI did not want Raina to be captain was because he had been accused of corrupt practices by former IPL chief Lalit Modi. The subsequent naming of Ajinkya Rahane as captain

Aug 8 2015
Windies cricketer Bravo signs music deal
Windies cricketer Bravo signs music deal

Bravo’s new interest Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), Aug 5 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago cricket all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has signed a music deal with Los Angles based entertainment company Venus Music Group. Bravo's latest venture follows years of dabbling in music as a hobby as well as after a global launch of his popular Indo/Anglo fusion called Chalo Chalo, reports CMC. Venus Music Group represents international superstars like Gladys

Aug 5 2015
5 best performers from the 2015 Carribean Premier League
5 best performers from the 2015 Carribean Premier League

The Caribbean Premier League, which was launched in 2013, completed its third edition, as the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steelers beat Barbados Tridents by 20 runs. The cricket carnival which had replaced the Caribbean T20 as the premier T20 tournament in the Caribbean was started with 6 franchises. The Jamaican Tallahwahs won the inaugural tournament in 2013. Here’s a list of the top 5 players who shone in the latest edition of the

Jul 31 2015
Gayle, Bravo top aggregates to be toast of CPL
Gayle, Bravo top aggregates to be toast of CPL

Bravo and Gayle during the final match Kingston (Jamaica), July 30 (IANS) Cricketers Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo topped the aggregates in the just concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL), though their respective franchises experienced contrasting fates. The left-handed Gayle, who led Jamaica Tallawahs, finished with 430 runs at an average of 61.5 and a strike rate of 160, hammering a highest score of 105, along with three half-centuries.

Jul 30 2015
Juhi Chawla joins SRK in expressing delight at Red Steel's CPL triumph
Juhi Chawla joins SRK in expressing delight at Red Steel's CPL triumph

Red Steel defeated Barbados Tridents in the final to clinch their first CPL title Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Juhi Chawla, one of the owners of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, said that she is extremely happy that her team has won the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) this season. "I want to share a good news with you. This year, we invested in the team, Trinidad and Tobago and the league was recently going on, where

Has Test cricket in West Indies become irrelevant?
Has Test cricket in West Indies become irrelevant?

Will West Indies again become a Test cricket powerhouse?  West Indies have won just six while they have lost 11 of the 20 Test matches they have played since the start of 2013. A deeper look into this stat shows that they have lost all their eight Test matches abroad while they have won just half of their home games. So the best Test nation 30-40 years ago has stooped so low that they cannot win consistently at home while a win ov

Jul 30 2015
Chris Gayle's runs, Dwayne Bravo's wickets and other Caribbean Premier League 2015 numbers
Chris Gayle's runs, Dwayne Bravo's wickets and other Caribbean Premier League 2015 numbers

Chris Gayle’s average was the highest in the tournament The third edition of the Caribbean Premier League, the domestic T20 competition in West Indies, concluded on July 26, 2015 with Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel led by Dwayne Brave defeating Barbados Tridents led by Kieron Pollard in the final of the tournament. Barbados Tridents were the defending champions going into this edition after winning the last edition in 2014. But Dway

Jul 28 2015
Red Steel beat Tridents to clinch maiden CPL title
Red Steel beat Tridents to clinch maiden CPL title

The Red Steel players are delighted after picking up the final wicket  Port of Spain, July 27 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel have been crowned the new champions of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). They produced a clinical all-round performance to beat title-holders Barbados Tridents by 20 runs in the final here. Playing in front of a sold-out crowd at Queen's Park Oval on Sunday night, Red Steel successfully defended th

Jul 27 2015
Bravo brothers steal the show as Red Steel marches into second semi-final
Bravo brothers steal the show as Red Steel marches into second semi-final

Dwayne Bravo won the MoM award for his figures of 23/5 in four overs The Bravo brothers, Dwayne and Darren, were the undoubted heroes as Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel clinched their spot in the second semi-final of the Carribean Premier League (CPL). Darren scored a quick-fire 86 while Dwayne picked up five wickets as they defeated Jamaica Tallawahs by 27 runs in the first eliminator to set up a clash with Guyana Amazon Warriors. Da

Jul 24 2015
WICB lets Gayle off for rant against selectors
WICB lets Gayle off for rant against selectors

Gayle questioned the selectors decision to drop Pollard and Bravo for the World Cup St. John's (Antigua), July 17 (IANS) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said it would no longer pursue disciplinary action against star opening batsman Chris Gayle for his criticism of selectors last January. Gayle had used a post-match interview following a Twenty20 game against South Africa to slam the Clive Lloyd-led panel for axing Kieron Polla

Jul 17 2015
CSK suspension: 5 players other teams would love to have
CSK suspension: 5 players other teams would love to have

The Lodha Committee has delivered its judgment recommending BCCI to terminate the two franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, although a slight confusion still prevails. Only BCCI can take that action given it is out of the disciplinary committee’s ambit. While the court encourages termination, it is up to the BCCI to take the call. In such a scenario, future of the players belonging to these two franchises remains in doubt. G

Jul 17 2015
Bravo not keen on Tests after meeting Windies coach
Bravo not keen on Tests after meeting Windies coach

We won’t be seeing Bravo in the Test scene for a while Port of Spain (Trinidad), July 1 (IANS) All-rounder Dwayne Bravo says a meeting with West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has not convinced him that he should return to Test cricket because player conditions have not improved. The outspoken Trinidad and Tobago cricketer says the incentives to return to Test cricket are not appealing enough and that player conditions have gotten wor

Jul 1 2015
BCCI gives clean chit to Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja regarding bribery allegations
BCCI gives clean chit to Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja regarding bribery allegations

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur The mystery about Lalit Modi’s letter to the ICC containing betting allegations has thickened. BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur apparently does not set much store by Lalit Modi’s allegations, claiming that Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja’s innocence is proved by the fact that the ICC has not taken any action even after being in the know for 2 years. “The ICC confirms that Mr. Modi's

Jun 29 2015
ICC confirms sharing Lalit Modi's mail with BCCI
ICC confirms sharing Lalit Modi's mail with BCCI

Lalit Modi’s letter to ICC CEO Dave Richardson, which has recently surfaced Dubai, June 28: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday acknowledged having received former cricket administrator Lalit Modi's confidential e-mail -- in which he accused three international players of being involved in betting -- and sharing it with the Indian cricket board's anti-corruption unit. ICC said the information was also provided to

Jun 28 2015
ICC asked to clarify on Lalit Modi claims about three CSK players
ICC asked to clarify on Lalit Modi claims about three CSK players

Modi has alleged Raina, Jadeja and Bravo’s names for taking bribes New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma on Sunday shot off a letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) seeking clarification on allegations against three international cricketers' involvement in "illegal things". Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi alleged on Saturday that Indian crickete

Jun 28 2015
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