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Sri Lankan Net Bowler Under Scanner For Approaching Rangana Herath, Kusal Perera to Fix Match

Rangana Herath and Kusal Perera complained that they were approached by bookies to under-perform during the Sri Lanka-West Indies Test match played in Galle in October. Rangana Herath and Kusal Perera were offered $10 million to lose the Galle Test against West Indies. © AFP Colombo: A net-practice bowler is being suspected in the ongoing probe on a bookie approach ... Read More »

Ashwin increases repertoire to keep batsmen in a spin

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin reacts after bowling in the nets during a practice session ahead of their first test cricket match against South Africa, in Mohali, India, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/ADNAN ABIDI/FILES Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is adding a surprise leg-break to his already formidable bag of tricks but is convinced that the controversial ‘doosra’ cannot be bowled with a straight ... Read More »

Virat Kohli Impressive as Skipper, Needs to Improve Batting Technique: Gundappa Viswanath

Former India batsman Gundappa Viswanath praised Virat Kohli’s captaincy skills but feels the Test captain needs to improve as a batsman ahead of the tour to Australia. In 2015, Kohli scored 623 runs from 20 games at an average of 36.65 © AFP Virat Kohli may have been struggling with the bat of-late but he has found support from former ... Read More »

Australia set to test twin spin attack against Windies

Australia look set to field two specialist spinners at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for the first time in a decade when they host West Indies in a dead rubber New Year’s test starting this weekend. An inexperienced and demoralised West Indies touring party succumbed by an innings and 212 runs in Hobart and 177 runs in Melbourne to hand ... Read More »

Hapless South Africa Rope in Graeme Smith as Batting Consultant

After seeing his ex-teammates struggle so much and disappointed by South Africa’s meek surrender in the Test series against India, Graeme Smith had last month said he might consider returning to international cricket as a player. Graeme Smith retired in 2014 and is the second highest run-getter for South Africa in Tests. © AP Cape Town: Former South Africa captain ... Read More »

Top four place will now be tough for Valencia – Neville

Valencia’s new coach Gary Neville greets the public during his first training session in Valencia, Spain, December 7, 2015. REUTERS/HEINO KALIS Valencia will find it tough to qualify for next season’s Champions League following their 1-0 reverse at Villarreal on Thursday, said new coach Gary Neville. The former England and Manchester United defender was brought in to put the club ... Read More »

United fans are the best, says under-fire Van Gaal

Football Soccer – Stoke City v Manchester United – Barclays Premier League – Britannia Stadium – 26/12/15Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal looks dejectedAction Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Much-travelled Louis van Gaal has coached some of the biggest clubs in world football but Manchester United’s fans are the best he has come across, the Dutch veteran said on ... Read More »

Australia-Windies Test to Raise USD 380,000 for McGrath Foundation

Glenn McGrath, who is the co-founder and president of the McGrath Foundation presented the Australian team with their baggy pink caps and announced the need for increased funding to address the national shortfall in breast care nurses. Beginning January 3, the Pink Test has become an iconic event, in particular Day 3 of the Test that has come to be ... Read More »

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Test For Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh And Others Before Bigger Battles

   Veterans Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra would like to get some quality match time before the Twenty20 series in Australia, as the National Twenty20 Championship for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy kicks off on Saturday, across four different cities. (Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma Left Teamless Ahead of IPL 9) The tournament will serve dual purpose for ... Read More »

Rabada to replace injured Steyn for South Africa

South Africa’s Dale Steyn celebrates the wicket of England’s Alex Hales during their first cricket test match in Durban, South Africa, December 26, 2015. REUTERS/ROGAN WARD South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn will miss the second test against England, which starts at Newlands on Saturday, after failing to recover from a shoulder injury, captain Hashim Amla said. He will be ... Read More »