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18 May, 2018 2:01 AM Lalchand Rajput appointed interim head coach of Zimbabwe

Mumbai: Former India coach Lalchand Rajput was on Thursday appointed as interim head coach of the Zimbabwe cricket team. Rajput replaced former Zimbabwe pacer Heath Streak, who was sacked in March after the team failed to qualify for the next year's World Cup. "They contacted me yesterday. It is a good opportunity for me to take Zimbabwe cricket ahead 38

17 May, 2018 5:02 PM ICC and BCCI officials meet

Richardson says global body not looking beyond existing three formats Officials from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met here on Thursday to discuss various issues confronting the game globally. The ICC had recently set up a working group to develop a global strategy with BCCI represented by CEO Rahul 35

16 May, 2018 4:39 PM Rebel governing body a threat: SWG

Its SWOT analysis also raises concerns over T10 format A breakaway rebel governing body, the proposed T10 format and lack of interest from broadcasters are among “18 threats” that international cricket faces right now, according to a report of the ICC’s Strategic Working Group (SWG) which will discuss these issues with the BCCI here on Thursday 35

11 May, 2018 3:37 PM Rain derails Test debut

When you’ve waited as long as Ireland have to play your first Test match, another day’s delay may not seem that significant. Yet there was no denying the disappointment at a wet and windy Malahide ground in Dublin as rain meant play was abandoned without a ball bowled on Friday’s opening day of Ireland’s inaugural Test, against Pakistan. By the time the umpires 35

11 May, 2018 12:00 PM Bangladesh disappointed at cancelled Australia tour

Bangladesh cricket authorities on Friday expressed disappointment after Australia called off a tour by the Asian nation this year because it was not financially viable. The Tigers were to play two Tests and three one-day internationals in Australia in August and September. "Australia communicated to us that the series could not be arranged for financial 26

10 May, 2018 9:37 PM Virat Kohli might play India A game vs Lions in England

New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli is keeping all options open with regard to his preparation for the England tour and could well be seen playing India A's four-day 'Test' against England Lions at Worcester. While there was some confusion with the dates of India's two T20 games against Ireland (June 27 and 29) clashing with Kohli's last County game for Surrey 35

7 May, 2018 5:18 PM Kagiso Rabada Injury A 'Blessing In Disguise', Says Allan Donald

South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada's back injury could yet prove to be a "blessing in disguise", according to former Proteas paceman Allan Donald. Rabada was named man-of-the-series after taking 23 wickets at an average of under 20 apiece, but he bowled only eight overs in Australia's second innings in the final Test in Johannesburg. He was subsequently 42

4 May, 2018 11:42 PM England 'old boys' in Ireland squad for Pakistan

London: Former England internationals Boyd Rankin and Ed Joyce were included in a 14-man Ireland squad named by coach Graham Ford on Friday for next week's inaugural Test against Pakistan. Ireland will again be led by experienced captain William Porterfield for what will be their first taste of the five-day format since being elevated to Test status 32

3 May, 2018 4:32 PM Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya confirmed for ICC World XI

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik will join an ICC World XI for the Twenty20 International against the West Indies at Lords on May 31, being organised to raise funds for stadia in the Caribbean damaged by hurricanes last year. The squad is led by England`s limited overs captain Eoin Morgan with Shahid Afridi and Shoaib 34

2 May, 2018 9:46 AM New Zealand Cricket says weighing up playing in Pakistan

Wellington: New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years after an invitation from the south Asian nation`s cricket board. New Zealand have not played in Pakistan since 2003 due to security concerns but have been requested to play Twenty20 matches in the country later this year, governing body New Zealand Cricket 29