Ponting blessed with second child

Ricky Ponting Former Australian Captain Team captain Ricky Ponting and wife Rianna on Thursday celebrated the birth of their second child in Sydney.
Ponting, who flew home to Australia following his team’s win in the first Test over Sri Lanka at Galle (Sri Lanka), chose to miss the second Test in Kandy to be with his wife for the birth of their child.

PCB sends showcause notice to Miandad

PCB sends showcause notice to MiandadThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sent a showcause notice to former skipper Javed Miandad for criticising the board’s policies.
Miandad had slammed the PCB’s working style, claiming that 90 per cent of the decisions taken by the authorities were wrong.

Srinivasan should resign immediately: Lalit Modi

ModiLanding a counterpunch to BCCI secretary N Srinivasan, Lalit Modi lashed out at the incoming Board President over his remarks that the former IPL commissioner alone cannot blamed for the IPL lapses.
A couple of days after a news report in the Times of India newspaper revealed that BCCI secretary Srinivasan admitted to a parliamentary committee that Modi alone can’t be blamed for all lapses, the former IPL commissioner hit back through a blog on his website saying the BCCI, especially Srinivasan, who is the incoming president, must resign immediately for what he calls unsubstantiated allegations.

Will follow Anderson if returns to cricket: Asif

AsifServing a five-year ban for involvement in spot-fixing, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif says he has been watching James Anderson’s performance against India very closely and would try employing the England seamer’s tactics if he manages to make a comeback.

A local may be selected as Pak coach

PCBThe special committee constituted by the Pakistan Cricket Board to recommend the next coach for the national team might pick a local for the main job with a foreign consultant.

The Chairman of the committee, which will meet on Thursday, Intikhab Alam told PTI that so far, the committee had not even decided on the method for short listing or recommending the possible candidates.

Razzaq relishes CLT20 in India

Razzaq relishes CLT20 in IndiaPakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq on Wednesday said he was relishing the prospect of playing Champions League matches in India, where he aims to do his bit for improved neighbourly relations.

The 31-year-old will feature in the qualifying rounds of the September 19-October 9 league for Leicestershire, the English county side who won the domestic Twenty20 tournament.

Don’t use too much technology in cricket: Bird

Don't use too much technology in cricket: BirdLegendary umpire Dickie Bird has slammed the use of technology in cricket, saying the power of decision-making should remain with on-field officials as the game will lose its charm if this authority is taken away from them.

Not interested in cricket anymore: Inzamam

Not interested in cricket anymore: InzamamHe represented Pakistan in 120 Tests and 378 one-dayers, but retired former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has lost interest in cricket now and says he is so engrossed in his construction business that he doesn’t even keep track of the national team’s fortunes now.

Captain Dhoni is now Dr. Dhoni

Captain Dhoni is now Dr. DhoniIndian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday awarded an honorary doctorate by De Montfort University after the conclusion of a Twenty20 practice match against Leicestershire.

Dhoni was praised for his exemplary leadership quality and achievements before he became an Honorary Doctor of Letters at a ceremony here.

Nothing going our way, admits Dhoni

Nothing going our way, admits DhoniA downcast Indian captain MS Dhoni has admitted that while the team is not just going through the motions, nothing really has come together for the side on this tour of England.