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Speculation rise as Danish Kaneria arrives in India with family
Speculation rise as Danish Kaneria arrives in India with family

Kaneria had allegedly made a plea to the BCCI earlier this year to have his ban overturnedFormer Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria, who has been banned by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2012 for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing while playing for English county side Essex, moved to India along with his family on Tuesday with speculation high regarding the reason behind the 35-year-old’s visit to the neighbouri

Jun 1 2016
Gabba to see at least three more years of Test cricket
Gabba to see at least three more years of Test cricket

The first match of the Australia-New Zealand series was the last Test that was held at GabbaAll fears of cricket lovers in Brisbane were allayed when Cricket Australia announced that the Woolloongabba Ground will host Test matches for at least three more years. The news comes as a relief for the fans as there were rumors that the iconic cricket stadium, that has seen some amazing cricket action over the years, won’t see any further Tes

May 31 2016
Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad can never be Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers: Shahid Afridi
Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad can never be Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers: Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi is not new to creating a stir by his outspoken nature. This time, he is back hogging the headlines as he believes that the country’s cricket think-tank made an error by overestimating players like Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal, and said that it is wrong to compare them with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.“It was wrong to expect them to be like Virat Kohli or AB de Villiers and perform like them,&r

May 31 2016
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 schedule to be announced on June 1
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 schedule to be announced on June 1

India are the defending champions of the Champions Trophy, having won it in 2013The next ICC world event to be held will be the 2017 Champions Trophy, the biggest event on the international cricket calendar next to the World Cup. England will play hosts to the ODI event from June 1 to June 18 next year. The schedule of the tournament will be announced at The Oval in London on Wednesday."The schedule of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 along wit

May 31 2016
PCB Chief Shahryar Khan claims the board is not responsible for Pakistan's poor performances
PCB Chief Shahryar Khan claims the board is not responsible for Pakistan's poor performances

Khan admitted there were several things needed to be done to prop up Pakistan cricketOne of the most well-respected administrators across the world, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan has expressed disappointment on the board receiving criticism for the national team’s middling performances.Speaking to PTI, Khan revealed that he was considering retiring from service after his term ends in August 20. The doyen also conceded

Are subcontinental batsmen selfish?
Are subcontinental batsmen selfish?

“Indian batsman are more concerned about milestones than winning.”Glenn Maxwell’s caustic remarks added salt to the wounds of a 3-0 drubbing that India suffered earlier this year. Although he didn’t name anyone explicitly, he was pointing fingers at Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who slowed down considerably in the 90s despite the pitch staying true and the bowlers leaking runs.Matthew Hayden also made similar claims back i

May 29 2016
Star batsmen and their second home grounds
Star batsmen and their second home grounds

A look at where star batsmen scored most runs away from home.Any cricketer who has played at the highest level would testify that performing in front of the home crowd can unnerve even the best in the business. The expectations of the crowd create a mountain of pressure under which many crumble.Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, although the apple of the eye of the Kolkata crowd, could hardly replicate his silken drives on the off and lofted m

May 29 2016
From zenith to nadir: How Kapil Dev's reputation faded away
From zenith to nadir: How Kapil Dev's reputation faded away

His travails notwithstanding, Kapil Dev remains India’s best all-rounder ever in the 20th century”Fame is a fickle friend, Harry.” – Gilderoy Lockhart, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”In all the years that India have played cricket on the world stage, there have been many instances when they were nothing more than amiable trundlers, and easy fodder for batsmen across the globe. There was, of

May 29 2016
From Sunil Gavaskar's heroics in 1987 to Virat Kohli's IPL 2016: How the Chinnaswamy has changed colours
From Sunil Gavaskar's heroics in 1987 to Virat Kohli's IPL 2016: How the Chinnaswamy has changed colours

Defying conditions, odds and age, Sunil Gavaskar almost saw India through with 96 on a fifth day Chinnaswamy trackA cricket lover's life is full of heartbreaking moments. For the Sachin Tendulkar generation, the Chennai Test against Pakistan in 1999, where the tail collapsed after a superlative 136 from Sachin to hand their arch-rivals a narrow victory, was heartbreaking. But for the generation before Sachin, the 1987 Test defeat at

May 29 2016
Former Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq offered role with England cricket team
Former Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq offered role with England cricket team

Saqlain Mushtaq follows in the footsteps of compatriot Mushtaq Ahmed.Former Pakistani off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has been roped in by the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as a spin consultant, according to reports. The news of the bowler being offered a crucial role by ECB was doing the rounds when The Guardian’s Nick Hoult confirmed the news with a tweet. The English team is currently playing Sri Lanka in a bilateral Test series at h

May 28 2016
Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir launches scathing attack on Mickey Arthur and PCB
Former Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir launches scathing attack on Mickey Arthur and PCB

Qadir called the boot camp meant to improve fitness of Pakistan’s players as uselessAbdul Qadir has always been an entertaining character – be it on the field or amongst media personnel. Not the one to mince any words, the former leg-spinner slammed Pakistan Cricket Board for the non-participation of recently appointed Head Coach Mickey Arthur in the military boot camp for preparing the national players.Speaking to PTI, the 60-year ol

May 27 2016
Wahab Riaz claims Pakistani bowlers will test England in the upcoming series
Wahab Riaz claims Pakistani bowlers will test England in the upcoming series

Wahab Riaz hailed Misbah ul Haq’s contributions to Pakistan cricketIf the ongoing Test series between England and Sri Lanka is anything to go by, Pakistan certainly have their task cut out. However, pace bowler Wahab Riaz remained quietly optimistic about his team’s chances.Speaking to PakPassion.net, Riaz expressed hope that his team-mates can exploit the loopholes in England’s batting lineup. But, the 30-year old conceded that

May 27 2016
New Zealand announce cricket schedule for next two seasons
New Zealand announce cricket schedule for next two seasons

Kane Williamson – captain of New ZealandChristchurch, May 27 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket on Friday announced a schedule for the next two summers inclusive of 12 Test matches and a total of 98 days of international cricket.The 2016-17 season's schedule has seven Tests --- two each against Pakistan and Bangladesh and three against South Africa. It also has 11 One-Dayers and four Twenty20 internationals, a statement said.New Zealand will al

May 27 2016
IPL 2016: If I had to bowl to Virat Kohli I would be worried, claims Wasim Akram
IPL 2016: If I had to bowl to Virat Kohli I would be worried, claims Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram showered praise on Virat KohliIt seems that Indian batting sensation Virat Kohli has added one more eminent name to his long list of admirers. One of the best fast bowlers of all-time, the legendary Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram, recently admitted that he would be worried if he had to bowl to the Indian batting superstar.The ‘Sultan of Swing’, who has 916 international wickets in his kitty, was a threat to most of

May 27 2016
Mohammad Hafeez's knee injury troubles compunded by showcause notice
Mohammad Hafeez's knee injury troubles compunded by showcause notice

Hafeez issued show cause notice for his remarks about importance of educationPakistan selectors announced their probable 22 for the ‘skill camp’ before the England tour, but within 24 hours of the announcement, they have been struck by some disappointing news. One of Pakistan’s most reliable and experienced openers, Mohammad Hafeez, is yet to recover from the knee injury that he sustained during the Asia Cup

May 27 2016
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